What do wine, anime, films and fights have in common? This month, they’re all reasons to have great time!
Christmas hasn’t rolled around yet, but there’s no reason why November can’t be a blast, especially when you’ve got all these fun things to do! Whether you’re a health nut, a connoisseur of liquid courage or a shopaholic, you’re bound to find something that’s up your alley.
Chill out with beer and grills
24 – 25 Nov
What could be better for a chill weekend than beer, live music, and BBQ? The Great Grill Out by Guinness has landed in Singapore for the first time ever and we’re anticipating a weekend of stuffing and chugging. Expect to sample the best beer and grill pairings with meats by the likes of Artichoke, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, Red Eye Smokehouse, Sidecar, Decker Barbecue and more. Plus you can even learn a thing or two. Professional chefs will be revealing secrets and showing you how to incorporate Guinness stout into your recipes. Bet you didn’t know how versatile this beer was until now!
The Great Grill Out by Guinness, Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Rd, Singapore 228120
Bring it at a design-lovin’ block party
24 – 25 Nov
The Tan Boon Liat Building is throwing a bash! This design mecca is hosting the second edition of #TBLblockparty that’s filled with design showcases, in-store parties, four lucky dips worth $250 and even Christmas bundles (because it’s never too early to plan for Christmas, right?). Don’t miss Ethnicraft Online’s one-of-a-kind wooden treasures, Journey East’s photography exhibit and rare museum-worthy Persian rugs from Hassan’s Carpets. Plus, there’s a fun Christmas bazaar to shop at Emperor’s Attic while over at The Providore, you can fuel up on drinks and hot dogs at their pop-up bar. Oh and you can expect tons of bites and drinks (on the house, of course) and massive deals and discounts at several stores including Hommage Lifestyle, Ethnicraft Online, The Beuro, The Past Perfect Collection and more.
#TBLblockparty 2018, Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074
Uncover the myths surrounding the Taj Mahal
14 Nov onwards
Go on a dark and humorous journey with two friends who are tasked to guard the Taj Mahal. This award-winning play ventures into the unthinkable with frisky dialogue and a witty script, around the myth that “nothing so beautiful shall ever be built again”. What will happen to their friendship? How will the monument fare in their hands? There’s only one way to find out.
Guards at the Taj, 14 Nov – 1 Dec, KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035
Travel to India via the art route
16 – 25 Nov
We love our trips to Little India. The cultural precinct aside, Esplanade’s annual Kalaa Utsavam might just be the best way to experience Indian culture. Make your way to this 10-day Indian Festival of Arts and treat yourself to one vibrant line-up of gigs, plays and performances. We’re talking alternative Indie rock bands from India, workshops, elaborate performances, film screenings, vibrant acts and a lot more.
Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts 2018, Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Take a selfie and play with art installations
16 Nov onwards
Fair warning: this is not your average art gallery. Massive art installations and potential Instagram hits are taking over Palawan Beach as the area transforms into a magnet for culture vultures. Swoon over the coolest landscapes built by local artists Sam Lo, Teng Kai Wei, and Tina Fung and groove along to a live band with tasty snacks in hand. No snobbish wannabes here – just unadulterated and unpretentious art.
Island Lights 2018, 16 Dec – 31 Dec, 7-11pm, Palawan Beach, Sentosa Singapore 099981
It’s all about the gigs
21 & 29 Nov
It might be the end of the year, but that’s not stopping international artists from shining bright in Singapore. This month, we’ve already had Mariah Carey, Kygo and Charlie Puth going all out at their concerts. Brace yourself for alt Brit band Franz Ferdinand intends to set the stage on fire (figuratively speaking, of course) on 21 Nov.
Following them on 29 Nov are ‘90s favourites Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR) bringing us their biggest pop-rock hits. MLTR will take you back to the good ole’ days with earworms like “25 Minutes”, “That’s Why You Go Away”, “The Actor”, “Me To Your Heart” and “Sleeping Child”, just to name a few. Gather the old-school kids and sing your hearts out to iconic hits.
Franz Ferdinand at Zepp @BigBox Singapore and Michael Learns to Rock (MLTR) at The Star Theatre
What are you doing for Thanksgiving/#friendsgiving?
We’ve got a lot to give thanks for this year but we’re particularly grateful for all the incredible food we’re about to devour on 22 Nov. If you’re looking for Thanksgiving feasts to celebrate this holiday away from home, we’ve got just the right lineup for you to choose from.
Dig into a Thanksgiving feast
It’s time to bring out the turkey, and Camp Kilo sure does a good one. The hearty menu will include roasted carrot and coconut soup, cornbread and sausage stuffing, sweet potato pie and pumpkin cheesecake. Tuck into the spread (specially curated by Camp Kilo’s co-founder Joshua Adjodha!) to celebrate the season of giving thanks.
Camp Kilo presents a Thanksgiving Feast, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987
Black Friday is turning green
23 – 25 Nov
Another swap party has popped up on our radar. Swapaholic is throwing a black Friday bash with a difference. Refresh your wardrobe with a fresh batch of clothes, bags, shoes, jewellery and accessories donated by brands like Victoria’s Secret, Beyond the Vines, Mandarin Galleries’ stores and your fave influencers. You can also attend a sustainable fashion show and try your hand at illustration at Vix Harris’ workshop (creator of #50rebelwomen). You’ll be taking home a tee or tote with your work of art on it.
The Green Friday Swap, 23 Nov, Fri, 2-5pm; 24 & 25 Nov, Sat-Sun, 11-2pm, 4-7pm, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road Singapore 238897
‘Tis the season to stretch some (creative) muscle
A Christmas wreath-making workshop and a barre class rolled into one? Quite a rarity but Aude from Ask a French has made it a reality. Increase your flexibility and mobility at a Stretch & Technique class by the co-founder of WeBarre herself. Once you’re all stretched out, it’s time to stretch your creative muscles with a Christmas wreath-making workshop with Aude. It’s going to be a mindful sesh with French tea and cakes. Absolute Bliss.
WeBarre Christmas Wreath Workshop, 9-11.30am, Ask a French Atelier in Tiong Bahru
Learn the secret to good sleep
It’s no secret, most of us don’t get enough zzzzz and even find it hard to fall asleep. Good thing GuavaPass and Ascend Yoga Therapy have teamed up to give busy folks with hyperactive lives some much-needed guidance. Sign up for Full Moon Sleepscape for five blissful hours of sound therapy as well as yoga and meditation. For three hours, immerse yourself in sound therapy including binaural beats, a didgeridoo, crystal bowls, rav vast drums, the lute and the gongs. All of these to induce a deep state of restfulness while learning how to treat your body and mind to quality sleep. Zzz you there.
Full Moon Sleepscape with GuavaPass and Ascend Yoga Therapy, 7pm – midnight, 82 Boat Quay Level 3 Singapore 049870
Busk in the simpler things in life
Be inspired by serene motives of nature as Ukrainian artist Olga Ibadullayeva takes you through a soul-stirring collection of oil and watercolour pieces. Inspired by simple things in life – though her works are anything but simple – you’ll find a mix of still images and dreamy landscapes in this art collection. Currently based in Singapore, the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts and Lasalle alumni has proven to be quite a talent. Feel free to look around as admission is free, but most artworks are also available for sale.
Scents of Nature – Fine Art Exhibition by Olga Ibadullayeva, 24 Nov, Saturday, 11am-10pm; 25 November, 11am-4pm, Visual Arts Centre Singapore 10 Penang Road, #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, Singapore 238469
Take a culinary trip to Hong Kong
This month, Yan is dishing out a special menu. Catch the limited edition Nostalgic menu at this fine-dining Chinese food restaurant at the National Gallery. Treat yourself to dishes from Hong Kong’s culinary past – think steamed kampong chicken with Chinese hamin lotus leaf, a peppery braised crab with glass noodle in claypot and other traditional fares.
Yan, #05-02 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrews Road, Singapore 178957
Celebrate gin o’clock
30 Nov – 8 Dec
Fancy yourself some G&T? If that’s your typical order, you’re in luck! The East Imperial Gin Jubilee is back and we’re expecting a fantastic lineup. Experience G&Ts like you’ve never tasted before, along with the debut of the Royal Botanic Tonic, and a waste recycling program that makes sure that none of the garnishes are wasted.
East Imperial Gin Jubilee, keep your eyes peeled for location and other updates!
Shop like it’s almost Christmas!
Wallets out, ‘tis the season to shower everyone with unique Christmas gifts. Make your list, check it twice and hop over to these lovely festive markets to find the best presents for your loved ones (and yourself!).
All the finders and keepers
Did you miss Keepers’ Designer Trunk Show last month? Mark your calendar, there’s another pop-up in town and it runs for two whole months! Yasss, check out Keepers Edit for a curated mix of local designers and craftsmen. Look out for Onlewo’s Singapore-centric homeware designs, Lark and Peony’s modern Asian styles that are inspired by slow fashion and other incredible local labels.
Keepers Edit at National Design Centre, Till 7 Jan 2019, 9am – 9pm, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Tricks and treats at the Moscow Circus
Till 25 Nov
#HeadsUp The Great Moscow Circus is back in Singapore after more than a decade! Expect to be blown over by an awesome show complete with gravity-defying stunts, epic motorcycle displays, clowns, juggling acts and whatnot. We absolutely love that there are no animals used in the acts. Yup, the show consists entirely of humans doing stunts that will make you go “How in the world did they do that?”
The Great Moscow Circus, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Experience the fine art of Minimalism
Here’s an art exhibition you wouldn’t want to miss out on. Head to the National Gallery and ArtScience Museum and dive head first into Southeast Asia’s first minimalistic. Titled Minimalism: Space. Light. Object has brought 150 artworks to our shores and they are all based on the philosophy of… no brownie points for guessing, minimalism. Experience creations by some of the renowned artists from across the world like British sculptor Anish Kapoor, Chinese activist-artist Ai Weiwei and the late Donald Judd (who’s considered the pioneer of the Minimalist movement). We’re sure you’ll get an insight into the movement that’s slowly but surely taking over the world. #LessIsMore
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object, till 14 April 2019, two locations, National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum, Singapore
Enter the world of science through art
The world is celebrating brilliant and multi-faceted Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman centennial. In Singapore, ArtScience Museum has collaborated with Nanyang Technological University and Nobel Museum in Sweden put together an extraordinary exhibition. You simply cannot miss All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life where art, science and contemporary design come together to celebrate Feynman and his extraordinary achievements. Contemporary artists have imagined installations, sculptures and immersive environments that are bound to take you on a journey.
All Possible Paths: Richard Feynman’s Curious Life, till 3 March 2019, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Play dress up and find your clan
30 Nov – 3 Dec
Calling all closet and overt otakus! Southeast Asia’s largest Japanese pop culture and anime festival has come to Singapore for its 10th anniversary. From anime and cosplay to gaming and more, this three-day fest promises to be extra special.
C3AFA Singapore 2018, 10am – 8pm, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Get artsy in your hood
This month, chances are you are going to encounter some exciting art installations, music, theatre and dance performances in your neighbourhood. Thanks to The National Arts Council that’s bringing a series of 45 art activities to our block. Living in Woodland, Bedok, Tampines, Ang Mo Kio or Clementi? Keep an eye out for memory capsules, puppet shows, storytelling and art installations.
Arts In Your Neighbourhood, available at various locations
Fill your days with local lovin’ flavour
Y’all know we love nomnoming at Chef Damian D’Silva’s Folklore but now we’ve got an extra reason to head over post-work. Kult Kafe is six month long collaborating with Destination Singapore Beach Road’s Folklore to serve up a good dose of local flavours – we’re talking Asian-inspired cocktails (aka kultails) with heritage bar snacks! Make a beeline for bloody belacan (made by chef’s sambal belachan) that just might be our fave version of the B Mary and if you need a refreshing kick, the kult kooler with its lemon-gingery goodness will fix it all. Also on the list is a dill & tonic (yes you read that right) and a gula melaka mixed kult julep that’s served in a retro enamelled cup. Choose from nine bar snacks to pair. If you ask us, we keep going back for the baked sambal buah keluak for its complexity and nuttiness, beef randang sliders and the oh-so-crispy kepak kencur wings ‘cos #incredible.
Side note: If those cocktails had you floored, the good guys at Kult Kafe are hosting a Kultail Masterclass on 6 Nov from 3 – 5pm
Destination Singapore Beach Road × Kult Kafe menu, till 30 April 2019 from 3.00 pm to 9.30 pm at Destination Singapore Beach Road Lobby Bar and Folklore, 700 Beach Rd, Singapore 199598
Been there, done that:
Feel at home in Singapore
New to Singapore? Whether you’re here alone, with a partner or an entire family, come along to catch up with us and WorldFirst at our Singapore 101 event. Moving to a whole new country can be hard and whatever your questions and doubts, we’ve got you covered. Get insider tips about everything from health insurance and investments to renting and living it up in Singapore. Meet experts, make new connections and have your most pressing questions answered with a cocktail and canapes in hand at gorgeous 1880 members club.
Best part? The event is free. All you have to do is register and show up.
Honeycombers presents Singapore 101 with WorldFirst & 1880, 1880: 1 Nanson Rd, Level 3, Singapore 238909
Wake up to the conscious life
3 – 4 Nov
Immerse yourself in the conscious lifestyle – whether you’re already a part of the movement or a curious newbie – with The Conscious Festival by Green is the New Black in Singapore. We caught up with founder Stephanie Dickson (read one of our best interviews ever) who wants us all to wake the heck up! There’s a lot to absorb at this boundary-pushing, conversation-starting event – from ethical fashion brands and conscious eats and thought-provoking art and inspiring talks.
Perks! Honeycombers readers can enjoy 10% off the ticket price to the talks with the promo code HONEYCOMBERS when you register for the talks at GITNB!
The Conscious Festival by Green Is The New Black in Singapore, ParkRoyale on Pickering Hotel, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Workout like a boss with wine
We believe in a balanced lifestyle over here, and sometimes that means treating ourselves with wine after sweating it out. Say what? Upside Motion is conducting a one-of-a-kind barre class (perfect for sculpting that ‘dancer’s body’) that ends off with a wine and cheese tasting from The Providore. Now that’s our kind of workout!
Upside Motion X The Providore: The Open Barre, Upside Motion Shenton, 6A Shenton Way, OUE Downtown Gallery, B1-02, Singapore 068815
Go wild at a photography playground
10 – 11 Nov
Thanks to Instagram, anyone can show off their photography. But if you want to take your skills up a notch beyond applying filters, you’ll want to hit the first-ever Leica Playground. Expect plenty of shooting spots and lenses to try, and a load of fun.Pros and amateurs alike can look forward to photography workshops to hone their craft too. Bring a friend and get creative!
Leica Playground, Wheeler’s Yard, 28 Lor Ampas, Singapore 328781
Witness the making of MMA history
This month, two epic fights will go down in the ONE Championship ring. Our very own martial arts superstar Angela Lee will go up against China’s Xiong Jing Nan for the Women’s Strawweight World Champion position. And wushu champion Kevin Belington will attempt to knock Bibiano Fernandes off his Bantamweight World Champion title. MMA fans, take it from us, you will totally regret missing this event!
Perks! Honeycombers readers get 15% off tickets with the promo code ‘ONEFAN’
One: Heart Of The Lion, 6pm onwards, Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691
Wine all week if you want
Till 11 Nov
Ha, whoever said drinking is for weekends only clearly isn’t thinking straight! Hop over to Wine & Whisky Week by 1855 The Wine Shop (a 12-day long event) for over 500 labels to choose from. Think of it as early Christmas! Plus, catch the debut of Singapore exclusive Sherry cask whisky from Auchentoshan, Scotland’s famous triple distilled whisky distillery.
Wine & Whisky Week by 1855 The Wine Shop, 11am – 10pm, Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Something for the film-lovers
8 – 18 Nov
The French Film Festival is back with nearly 30 masterpieces, plus a new section dedicated to horror and thrillers to scare your socks off! Sign up to watch Climax, a mind-bending tale of French dancers after unfortunately consuming a drug-laced drink and Diabolique, a psychological thriller around a murder plan gone awry. But rest assured, there are plenty of non-traumatising, child-friendly options as well. If you’re around the Tampines area, check out the free screenings on 18 Nov at Tampines Hub!
French Film Festival 2018, multiple locations including Shaw Theatres Lido, Alliance Francaise de Singapour, The Projector and more.
Open your ears to Afro-pop
Malian couple Amadou and Mariam have long been ambassadors for African music – they’ve played for Coachella and even opened for Coldplay and Scissor Sisters. You may have even heard some of their tracks at dancefloors around the world, remixed by the likes of Vitalic and Ashley Beedle. But here’s an extraordinary element in their story: vocalist, Mariam, and gutsy guitarist, Amadou, are both blind. If you haven’t discovered their sounds yet, all we’re going to say is that their music is known for getting people up on their feet and dancing. Curious? Discover the uniqueness of the afro-pop genre at their debut Singapore show this month – this is a one-night-only show, so don’t miss it!
Amadou & Mariam Live in Singapore, 17 Stamford Road, Singapore 178907
Only one call away to see Charlie Puth live in SG
It’s not too late to sing along to catchy earworms like “We don’t talk anymore” or “One Call Away” (good luck getting them out of your head now). The young pop artiste will be belting out tunes from his platinum-selling album on 14 November. Don’t worry, we checked. Tickets are still available for sale but grab ‘em, stat!
Charlie Puth ‘Voicenotes’ Live in Singapore, 8-10pm, The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617
One more reason to shop (good) this month
Get on board the eco-friendly train and shop consciously at The Green Collective’s new space. It’s practically on the same level as its previous spot but at a much bigger space. Get your hands on Zhai Eco’s chic dresses, Olive Ankara’s out-of-the-world prints, organic skincare from Wellness Within or fawn over My Fine Things’ skilled Brazilian style of crochet and recycled can tabs. There goes our monthly budget plan.
The Big Bang Launch Party at The Green Collective SG, 5-10pm, KINEX (formerly OneKM) #01-36 to 42, Singapore 437157
Get all up in that chicken
17 – 18 Nov
The best fried chicken from Melbourne and Sydney will be here! Andaz Singapore will be hosting Belles Hot Chicken for a weekend bash with spicy chicken and natural wine. This is the first time the sought-after fried chicken brand will be popping up in Singapore, and we reckon it’s worth the cheat day.
Belles Hot Chicken x Andaz Singapore, Alley on 25, 5 Fraser St, Singapore 189354
Declutter your life over coffee
Is your wardrobe bursting at the seams even though you only have one season to shop for? The Fashion Pulpit has enlisted the help of professional organiser Nathalie Ricaud (founder of Get Organised & Beyond) to get to the bottom of your clothing clutter. Learn her ways over a cup of joe by Sarnies and you’ll be on your way to a wardrobe only full of clothes you love and need.
Wardrobe Declutter Workshop, 3 – 4.30pm, The Fashion Pulpit, 117 River Valley Road Liang Court, Singapore 179030
Feel on top of the world at brunch
Mention bottomless champagne and bespoke cocktails and we’re in. That’s exactly what you’ll find at Ce La Vi’s last Sky High Brunch of the year – along with a modern Asian buffet spread of pork belly, braised duck, satay and maki sushi and more. It’s probably the most lavish day party you’ll ever come across. Plus, free rooftop views!
CÉ LA VI’s Sky High Brunch, 12-4pm, CÉ LA VI Singapore, Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Enter a sensory playground
17 – 18 Nov
Get ready to bring on the ohms and unblock your chakras – we’re counting down the days to this poly-sensory playground of self-care and wellness. Dive deep into your senses as this first-ever 2-day festival brings you hands-on mixology and candle-making sessions, a bubble parade (say what?), a tickle room as well as exhibitions and workshops by beauty darlings, Oo La Lab and K-beauty k-rush, Mamonde. We’ll see you on the other side.
Sensorium Festival, 9-9pm, Funan Showsuite, 1003 High Street, Singapore
One for the pups
If you’ve been putting off some one-on-one time with your fur baby (how could you?!) here’s your chance to redeem yourself. Treat your doggo to a day of fun and meet pet owners and dogs at this fur-tastic social event. Get a free vet consultation, bag some tips from a dog trainer or pay any amount for a grooming session. Oh and bring your wallet – there’s going to be plenty of drinks, treats, handicrafts and clothes for your fur baby and you!
PupVentures, 11-6pm, Sunny Heights, 110 Turf Club Road Singapore 288000
Kickback and stuff face kinda Sunday
Bugis’ casual roast joint Camp Kilo Charcoal Club has brought back another edition of Sunday Social. Expect house beats, hearty roasts, artisanal bakes and local brands with fashion trinkets, interior decor and much more. We’d be spending the entire Sunday afternoon there!
Sunday Social, noon – 10pm, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987
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