Weekends are for living well, early Christmas shopping, diva worshipping and partying like the Mexicans
Oh, November! We’ve been waiting for you. Brace yourself for incredible pop-ups, parties you won’t regret, early Christmas markets (yass, it’s almost here) and all sorts of interesting things to do in Singapore. So here’s the plan…
Wake up to a conscious life
All weekend, 3 – 4 Nov
This weekend, you’ll find us at The Conscious Festival by Green is the New Black. We caught up with founder Stephanie Dickson (read one of our best interviews ever) and our main takeaway? We all need to wake the heck up! If you’re committing to living green or want to take your first steps into a more mindful lifestyle, this is where you need to be. There’s a lot to leaf through – head over to check out ethical fashion brands, conscious eats, hard-hitting art and thought-provoking 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 Green is the New Black Singapore!
The Conscious Festival by Green Is The New Black in Singapore, ParkRoyale on Pickering Hotel, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289
Enter the dark side
Saturday, 3 Nov
Chinatown’s newest bookstore is plunging into total darkness and you’ve got to find out why. Make your way to The Moon for an interactive experience or an alternate reality of sorts where you’ll visit a shrine to women of sci-fi, a space console, a free-form musical sesh by Subsonic Eye and more. It’s gonna be out of this world…
The Moon, 2pm – 1am, 37 Mosque St, Singapore 059515
Praise the diva
Saturday, 3 Nov
Move over Beyonce, the OG queen is in town. Before she monopolises your Christmas playlist, Mariah and her world record holding five-octave vocal range is here to show you how it’s done. You’re waaay too late to get VIP box seats (snoozers gonna lose) but you can still score some sweet tix and make it in time for the concert.
Mariah Carey – Live in Concert, The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre Singapore, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 13861
Get your lit on
Say hello to the 21st edition of The Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) 2018. It’s running from 2 to 11 Nov so you can catch some interesting, thought-provoking sessions this weekend. Meet the legendary essayist David Sedaris, author of Theft by Finding and Calypso at Victoria Theatre, sit through a lecture on Singaporean and Malaysian Chinese literature at The Art House, catch poet Felix Cheong collaborate with two musicians and more.
The Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) 2018, 2 – 11 Nov, various locations
Come alive on the Day of the Dead
Saturday, 3 Nov
Yup, this just might be the largest Dia de Muertos celebration this side of the planet. Save the date for a mad night of mariachi, tacos and tequila on loop. Celebrate Mexican culture and catch storyteller Valentina Orti perform fascinating folk tales and pre-Hispanic dances through the night. FYI, she has conducted programmes with UNESCO so you know it’ll be good! Plus, there will be dance workshops and performances by Esencias de Mexico and authentic Mex food from Senor Taco, Munets Handcrafted Empanadas and Casa Poncho.
Dia de Muertos Singapore 2018, F1 Pit Building, Outdoor Area, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Fall for the custom-made
Friday and Saturday, 2 – 3 Nov
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at this lovely collaborative pop-up. Best part? Apart from buying customised gifts for your fambam and friends, you’ll also do good with every purchase. Uhuh, the fabulous women behind the Sowing Room, Carpenter & Cook and Romanez are ganging up to customise everything from totes to cushion cover for you. Pick fabrics of your choice and enjoy a bespoke service by Sowing Room along with a free cup of joe from Carpenter & Cook.
Sowing Room x Carpenter & Cook x Romanez pop-up, 1 – 3 Nov, 10.30am – 3.30pm, Carpenter & Cook, 19 Lorong Kilat #01-06 Singapore 598120
Last chance to celebrate Deepavali
You’ve probably noticed Serangoon Road is lit like a bright star. All the colourful, twinkling lights are part of Little India’s Deepavali festival and this weekend is your last chance to dive into it. We’ve listed out six fun ways to celebrate Deepavali and Indian culture in the best possible ways – think beautiful lights, massive feasts, a bustling market and more.
Deepavali 2018, various locations including Little India
Make it to this market
Friday, 2 Nov
Look who’s going MAAD again – Red Dot Design Museum is all set to host another edition of Market of Artists and Designers aka MAAD this Friday. Bring home unique, handmade creations from local designers and makers. You’ll find everything from ceramics and literature to art and accessories.
MAAD – Market of Artists And Designers, 5pm – 12am, Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018940
Get your fill of Asian-inspo drinks and bites
We looove the spread at Chef Damian D’Silva’s Folklore but we’re heading there early this weekend for the drinks and bites. Kult Kafe is collaborating with Folklore at Destination Singapore Beach Road for six months to serve up a good dose of local flavours. Think amazing Asian-inspired cocktails by Kult, paired with delicious heritage bar snacks! If we had to pick from the four special tipples, we’d make a beeline for bloody belacan (made by chef’s sambal belachan) and the lemon-gingery kult kooler. Pair them with nine bar snacks including the baked sambal buah keluak (looks charred, tastes divine), beef rendang sliders and the oh-so-crispy kepak kencur wings.
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
Bring home a bazaar of things
Saturday, 3 Nov
Totes up and wallet out! Get a head start on holiday shopping at Hollandse Club Pop-up Bazaar – expect local finds including ethically produced home accessories from Thoughtful Trading Company, luxurious handcrafted scarves by Cashmere by Ayesha, oh-so-comfy resortwear from Cotton House and Be Maad’s alluring solar and ethnic gemstones and jewellery.
Hollandse Club Pop Up Bazaar, 10am-6pm, Hollandse Club Singapore, 22 Camden Park, Singapore 29981
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