Wanna know what the month has in store? Here’s our definitive list of the top things to do in Singapore this November.
We’re almost done with the year, but don’t fret. We promise you so much more fun as we usher in the festive season – whether it’s buzzy new cafes, creative menus at restaurants, or exciting festivals. Trust us, it’s going to be a month to remember! Read on for all deets on the best things to do in Singapore this November.
Best things to do in Singapore: November 2023
1. Culture: Deepavali events
If the lights along Little India aren’t enough of a hint for you, Deepavali is this month and we’re geared up to catch the precinct come alive. The Festival of Lights falls on the holiest month of the Hindu calendar. Besides the light up, you can spot gorgeous rangoli decorations and flowers. You’ve also gotta grab some Deepavali snacks from the food bazaars. Get into the spirit of things with henna and sweets, or dress up in gorgeous sarees. Remember to catch performances and hit up the open house at the Indian Heritage Centre!
Deepavali events, multiple locations including the Indian Heritage Centre and Little India
2. Concert: Maneskin Rush! World Tour 2023
The Italian rock band Maneskin is ready to rock our worlds in this one-night-only performance. Fronted by the charming lead singer Damiano David, the group consists of bassist Victoria De Angelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi, and drummer Ethan Torchio. Thanks to their champion performance at Eurovision 2021, the band rose to fame with over 4 billion streams. Besides familiar hits like Beggin’ and I Want to be Your Slave, expect new songs from the band’s upcoming Rush! album during the concert at the end of the month.
Maneskin Rush! World Tour 2023, Singapore Expo Hall 1, 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150
3. Entertainment: Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat
Until 30 November
Watch Dr Seuss’ well-loved classic, The Cat in the Hat, come to life this November! Presented by SRT The Little Company, this lively children’s production promises a delightful theatrical experience for all ages. Join Sally and her brother on a rainy afternoon, when they get a surprise visit from the mischievous Cat in the Hat, who has endless tricks up his sleeve. It’s a whimsical 45-minute adventure, sprinkled with lessons on grammar, syntax, phonics, morality, ethics and more. We hear tickets are selling fast, so grab your friends and family, and catch the show from now till 30 November. Psst: weekday tickets start from only $27!
Dr Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat by SRT The Little Company, KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035
4. Eat & drink: Casa Vostra pop-up
From 4 November
The ready-to-heat pizza delivery concept by chef Antonio Miscellaneo and the Ebb & Flow Group is ready for its first ever pop-up coming up this month. Taking up space within a shophouse on Ann Siang Hill, the concept is open every weekend for the next two months. Expect a casual spot meant for lovers of pizza, pasta, homemade gelato, and Italian cocktails. You can have them piping hot in the cosy space. But if you can’t make it, consider having pies delivered straight to your door! Thanks to chef Antonio’s hard work, he’s created delivery versions of his trademarked Newpolitan and DoubleCrunch pizzas that are just as delectable.
Casa Vostra pop-up, 8 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069788
5. Things to do: Bar Convent Singapore 2023
6 – 7 November
Bar Convent Singapore is making its grand debut this year and we’ve got all the details you need to know. It’s an event dedicated to Asia’s bar and beverage industry, delivering a curated schedule of educational sessions and networking opportunities in a single venue. The highlight includes Homegrown Heroes, where bar teams from across Asia will be partnering up in a series of exclusive guest shifts. There’ll be an exhibition of over 150 global brands, as well as a number of masterclasses and activities available.
Bar Convent Singapore 2023, Pasir Panjang Power Station, 27 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 117537
6. Event: Singapore Writers Festival 2023
17 – 26 November
Fellow writers, where you at? The 26th edition of the Singapore Writers Festival is ready to explore the weird and wonderful. This year’s theme is Plot Twist, where we embrace strange approaches in these strange times we’re living in. It’s all about bracing ourselves for the unpredictable, and what happens when you put things that don’t have anything in common together? Unpack familiar genres and themes through the extensive and immersive programmes. Need more details? We’ve got the lowdown on the Singapore Writers’ Festival right here.
Singapore Writers Festival 2023, multiple locations including The Art House and Asian Civilisations Museum
7. The Orientalist Spirits presents Barstars
Following the incredible success of the first Barstars event at Plume during the week of World’s 50 Best Bars, gear up for round two at Florette. You can thank Orientalist Spirits, the world’s first all-Asian ultra premium craft spirit brand from Singapore, for setting our night ablaze. For one night only, catch a lineup of 10 stellar bartenders hailing from all over Asia. This includes our very own local talents from Barbary Coast, D.Bespoke Singapore, Mixology Salon, and Florette.
The Orientalist Spirits presents Barstars, Florette, Pan Pacific Orchard, 10 Claymore Road, Singapore 229540
8. Eat & drink: Quinary Hong Kong at Studio 1939
In celebration of Bar Convent Singapore, Studio 1939 at Potato Head Singapore will be hosting a guest shift with a stalwart in the Hong Kong cocktail scene. Quinary is one of Hong Kong’s pioneers of molecular mixology, with equipment like rotary evaporators and centrifuges used in elements of its drinks. For one-night-only, pop by for a taste of its unique and visually striking cocktails that play on the five senses. Alternatively, you can also find an assortment of drinks on Studio 1939’s newest Palette of Sounds menu.
Quinary Hong Kong at Studio 1939, Level 3, 36 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089143
9. Shop: Boutique Fairs: The Gifting Edition 2023
17 – 19 November
The Gifting Edition 2023 by Boutique Fairs Singapore has you covered for the season of giving. For three days, it welcomes shoppers to the F1 Pit Building to explore gift ideas from 300 independent Singapore-based brands. Browse and discover head-to-toe gift ideas from names like Stolen, Susy+Bae, Four Boys and Pinksalt. We’re also seeing 80 new brands join in on the festivities selling atheleisure, home decor, and kids’ products. Just take all our money already!
Boutique Fairs: The Gifting Edition 2023, F1 Pit Building, Marina Bay Street Circuit, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
10. Arts & culture: Affordable Art Fair Singapore
You’re invited to hop over to the F1 Pit Building for the 16th edition of the Affordable Art Fair Singapore. Stop by to reconnect and engage with art lovers, collectors and the art community. From contemporary oil paintings to life-size sculptures, there’s something to suit every taste and budget. There’ll be an array of pieces from over 80 galleries across 20 countries, with a majority of pieces priced under $7,500.
Affordable Art Fair Singapore, F1 Pit Building, Marina Bay Street Circuit, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
11. Book ahead: Zoukout 2023
2 – 3 December
What better way to get your party on this December than at Zoukout? We’re welcoming the music festival back with open arms after a three-year hiatus. We hope you have your party outfits and festival makeup ready! Because you’ll be dancing your heart out to a lineup of international and local talents. Expect DJs like Alesso, Joji, Wukong, and more spinning beats to take you through the night. What to expect on festival grounds? A food village, experience booths, custom installations, roving acts, and eye-popping stage designs.
Zoukout 2023, Siloso Beach, Sentosa, Siloso Beach Walk, Singapore 098995
There you have it: our list of all the great things to do in Singapore this November.