Introducing our mega list of all the exciting things to do in Singapore this November 2019! Spoiler: It’s going to be massive!
We may be reaching the tail end of 2019 but there’s no stopping the surge of events happening this month. We’ve got everything from shopping events to concerts and shows to parties and exciting festivals. Presenting your Honeycombers guide to the best things to do in Singapore this November.
Clash De Cartier Studio
15 – 17 Nov
Cartier will be holding its first ever pop-up in Southeast Asia in celebration of the global success of Clash de Cartier collection, which launched in Paris earlier this year. Explore the edgy luxury jewellery collection through various interactive spots and photo ops. The Bookstore contains specially curated books that contradict genres, content and themes. You’ll even leave with a personalised Haiku poem, and you’ll get to listen to futuristic tunes composed by French sound designer, Michel Gaubert, at the Record Store. Finally, rest your legs and enjoy a complimentary “Clash” pastry and drink at the cool Cafe which, by the way, is split into two themes – a space with local decor contrasted with a contemporary European metallic design. Good news: Admission is free so all you need to do is register.
Clash De Cartier Studio, 11am-9pm, STPI Creative Workshop & Gallery, 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236
Shop: Artbox Singapore 2019
15– 17 Nov, 22 – 24 Nov
Artbox is back and this time, it’s taking over a massive 200,000 sq ft space at Singapore Turf Club. If you’ve been to the previous editions, you’ll be well aware to pace yourself and wear comfy shoes. With over 300 regional and local brands, you’re sure to get your shopping fix. Apart from retail therapy, various activities including perfumery workshops, jagua tattoo art, a hydro-dipping horseshoe craft booth by Singapore Turf Club and a massive 12-metre feature wall with lenticular artwork (to add to your Instagram feed), will keep you entertained.
Artbox Singapore 2019, 3pm-11pm, Singapore Turf Club (Carpark B), The Grounds@Kranji, 1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore 738078
Arts & Culture: Goodman: B-Sides 2019
Step into a garden of creativity at Goodman B-Sides. Culture vultures will be glad to know that plenty of art workshops, activities and pop-up performances, including a lifestyle market and F&B favourites to devour, will be available at this one-day event. Mark your diary!
Goodman: B-Sides 2019, 12pm-7pm, Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
Party: Riot hosted by Becca D’Bus with Pangina Heals
The drag revue everyone’s been waiting for is back with a very special guest. Bow down to the phenomenal Pangina Heals, the co-host of Drag Race Thailand, as she joins Mona Kee Kee, Lisa Dolmat, Winter D’Va, Femme Fatale, Becca D’Bus (of course!) and other queens for a blowout of epic proportions.
RIOT Hosted by Becca D’Bus with Pangina Heals, 9.30pm-11pm, Hard Rock Cafe Singapore, 50 Cuscaden Road, Hpl House #02-01, Singapore 249724
Culture: Singapore International Film Festival
21 Nov – 1 Dec
Movie buffs, spoil yourself silly at the 30th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival, where you can get acquainted with over 90 films by auteurs from Asian and international cinema. It’s cool to know that the 17 Singaporean films selected for screening are also contenders for the Silver Screen Awards’ Southeast Asian Short Film. One of them is Huang Junxiang’s Piece of Meat, which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Singapore International Film Festival, screened at various locations including Capitol Theatre, National Museum of Singapore, The Projector, Filmgarde Bugis+, Golden Village Grand and Objectifs Centre for Photography & Filmmaking.
Workshop: Ask a French’s Christmas wreath workshops
Ask a French is back with its series of Christmas wreath workshops. Equal parts elegant and chic, your Christmas wreath is guaranteed to be the talk of the party! Each workshop gets you a beautiful wreath filled with pine leaves, flowers, foliage and feathers. Slots fill out pretty quickly so book a space soon! In the meantime, check out our shenanigans last Christmas below…
Need some festive inspo? Florist Aude Giraud of Ask a French – Flowers shows us how to wow guests with a chic DIY Christmas wreath.
Posted by Honeycombers on Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Christmas workshops at Ask a French, every Saturday.
Celebrate: Movember At Andaz Singapore
Another highlight of the month: Movember. For the uninitiated, the Movember movement encourages men to grow a moustache for the month to raise funds and awareness for men’s health issues such as mental wellness, prostate cancer and more. This year, Andaz Singapore is supporting the movement with a pop-up at Bar Square’s private room, run by local barbershop Soul Hair Studio. Held every weekend from 11am to 3pm, the pay as you wish event offers services like a wet shave or beard trim. All proceeds will be donated to The Movember Foundation. Oh, and Alley on 25 will also be launching a Movember Lazy Breakfast complete with a new seafood counter and exclusive Movember cocktails.
Celebrate Movember At Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser St, Singapore 189354
Art & Dine: Voilah! France Singapore Festival 2019
Until 17 Nov
Fawn over the fine artworks of French artist Jisbar Planche as he curates four unique pieces inspired by the late Karl Lagerfeld. These vibrant artworks will be on display (and available for purchase!) at the front lobby and at La Bibliotek, a library curated by Karl Lagerfeld himself for the hotel. Held in partnership with Miaja Art Collections, the collection also features some of the artist’s greatest work inspired by pop culture.
Voilah! France Singapore Festival 2019, So Sofitel Singapore, 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876
Shop: The Lounge by Zerrin (2nd Edition)
Online platform Zerrin is giving us another reason to live sustainably with the second edition of its fabulous pop-up. Back for the month of November, the shop retains its fab location on the second floor of The Social Space at Marina One. Discover 20 sustainable and ‘positive-impact’ brands, including new names such as Rooki Beauty, Made by Mate, Good Krama and Qlothe. Watch its space for panel discussions and workshops by industry experts to get an insight into emerging sustainable fashion and beauty. It’s guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired for sure!
The Lounge by Zerrin (2nd Edition), 10am-7pm, 5 Straits View, #01-03 (Garden Tower), Marina One Residences, Singapore 018935
Shop: The Gifting Edition 2019 by Boutique Fairs Singapore
15 – 17 Nov
We love our annual shopping at Orchard Road, but there’s just something about supporting small businesses. And who does it better than Boutique Fairs Singapore? The market is back for a gifting edition with ample goodies across fashion and accessories, home decor, toys and Christmas gifts. With over 300 indie brands and a multitude of activities for the whole fam, we can imagine spending our hours (and dollars) here.
The Gifting Edition 2019, 15 Nov: 9am-8pm; 16 Nov: 10am-8pm; 17 Nov: 10am-6pm, Boutique Fairs Singapore, The F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Theatre: Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
28 Nov – 8 Dec
Tony Award winner and OG Disney queen Lea Salonga transforms into Mrs Lovett in the award-winning musical thriller Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. We’re all familiar with Helena Bonham Carter’s portrayal in Tim Burton’s movie version, but with her serious acting chops and pipes, we’re confident that Salonga’s going to crush it.
Sweeney Todd – The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, various timings, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Eat: An Afternoon Tea for the Senses: Presented by Dior and Ruinart Rosé
From now till the end of November 2019, Dior Parfums and Ruinart Rosé are collaborating to offer one sweet takeover at The Drawing Room. Surrounded by the scent of Joy by Dior, a zesty, floral blend of bergamot, mandarin, rose and jasmine, you’ll be indulging in a multi-sensory treat that pairs the fruity notes of Ruinart Rosé with goats cheese gougères, lobster mayonnaise in a soft bun sandwich with Herring Caviar, raspberry tartlets with rosé bavarois and gula melaka cream, and Sakura mousse with confit kumquat.
The Drawing Room, from $49++ per pax, $78.00++ per pax with a glass of Ruinart Rosé; Mondays to Fridays: 3pm to 5pm; Saturdays & Sundays: 1pm-3pm, 3.30pm-5.30pm, The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911
Arts & Culture: Affordable Art Fair
22 – 24 Nov
Spruce up your home with a brand new contemporary art piece (or two) at the Affordable Art Fair. The 10th edition will see a fresh range of local, regional and international talents. All art will be priced below $15,000 and 75% of them will be under $7,500. Are you a novice art collector? Hands-on advice and educational guidance will be given to new and established art lovers and collectors.
Affordable Art Fair, 12pm-6pm, F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Culture: Dr. Jane Goodall in Singapore
26 & 28 Nov
She’s dedicated her life to wildlife conservation and has been an inspiration to many. Now, she’s coming to Singapore for a series of thought-provoking events. Participate in a conference with primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall and a panel of six speakers to discuss important conservation topics or get inspired at the “Living in Harmony with Nature & Wildlife” dialogue with Dr. Goodall herself. Alternatively, you can RSVP to a gala dinner in support of the Jane Goodall Institute Singapore.
Dr. Jane Goodall in Singapore, various timings and locations
Concert: Boy Pablo Live in Singapore 2019
He has performed at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Primavera. Now, the Norwegian indie-pop artiste will be crooning feel-good tunes from his successful 2018 EP Soy Pablo at the Esplanade Concert Hall. It’s going to be one super chill event. Side note: we could listen to “Losing You” (video above) over and over again. Are you ready for some head-bobbing?
Boy Pablo: Live in Singapore 2019, Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Music Festival: Neon Lights Festival 2019
23 – 24 Nov
Neon Lights Festival is back! Returning for its fourth edition, Neon Lights Festival 2019 boasts a fun-filled weekend packed with workshops and amazing music. Enjoy musical performances by Grammy Award-winning British band Mumford & Sons and Grammy nominee Halsey as they grace the festival with their spectacular music, alongside British electronic-soul act Honne and Norwegian electro-pop artist Aurora.
Neon Lights Festival 2019, Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
Shop: In Good Company x Diana Beltrán Herrera – A Modern Aviary
Till 30 Nov
Local label In Good Company collaborates with paper sculptor, Diana Beltrán Herrera – from now till the end of November, drop by the gorgeous boutique at Jewel Changi Airport to witness a modern aviary installation. You’ll notice the artists’ attention to detail and bold, geometrical attractions through the artistry of paper. See something you like? These sculptures are available for sale.
In Good Company x Diana Beltrán Herrera – A Modern Aviary, Jewel Changi Airport #01-214/215/216, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Drink & Explore: The Bubble Tea Factory
Until 18 Dec
Bubble tea lovers, here’s your chance to dip your toes into the world of bubble tea. Enjoy a multi-sensory and immersive experience with 10 experiences featuring Asia’s favourite beverage. Tickets are already selling fast so get crackin’!
The Bubble Tea Factory, Mon-Fri: 4pm-10pm; Sat, Sun, PH, eve of PH: 10am-10pm; *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Exhibition: Revel in your fave Disney characters at the opening of Disney: Magic of Animation
Disney lovers, here’s a treat for you! Witness your favourite characters come to life at Disney: Magic of Animation. A first in Southeast Asia, the exhibition holds over 500 original drawings, paintings, sketches and concept art specially curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. Experience 90 years of Disney magic with a behind-the-scenes look at classics such as The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs, Moana and more. That’s not all, though. Fans of Disney’s Frozen will be one of the first to enjoy the original artworks of the upcoming sequel, Frozen 2. *Plays our Disney playlist on repeat*
Disney: Magic of Animation, 26 October 2019 – 29 March 2020, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Concert: U2 The Joshua Tree tour
Did we hear right? After years of ‘will they, won’t they’, the Irish icons are finally set to perform in Singapore at the end of the year, and we’re ecstatic. The band has been touring since 2017 for the 30th anniversary of their album, Joshua Tree. The Asia-Pacific leg of the tour will have the band visiting cities like Auckland, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore and Seoul. Details of the concert are still under wraps so stay tuned!
U2: The Joshua Tree tour, National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629
Workshop: Handmade with Honeycombers: Festive Wreath Masterclass with Charlotte Puxley
(Update: This event is sold out). In the mood to create something handmade? Tap into your artistic side with a festive wreath masterclass by florist Charlotte Puxley. Bag exclusive tips and tricks from the pro herself and go home with a customised willowed wreath arrangement. Tools and materials will be provided, along with some light bites and a welcome drink. Just come with positive vibes and an appetite to learn something new! Psst… can’t make it to the event? Charlotte Puxley is also holding various flower arrangement, wreath making and table garland workshops throughout the month!
Handmade with Honeycombers: Festive Wreath Masterclass with Charlotte Puxley, 6.30pm-9pm, 315 Outram Road, #08-07 Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
What you missed…
Sustainable Scene: The Conscious Festival
2 – 3 Nov
Singapore’s popular sustainable event is back for its fifth edition. Yes, it’s time to relook our lifestyle choices at The Conscious Festival by Green Is The New Black. The festival is slated to be a vegan and zero-waste event with talks and panel discussions related to lifestyle, business, consumption and fashion. Don’t forget to drop by the marketplace, which holds over 100 mindful brands from Singapore and around the region, as well as mini workshops and 20 edutainment booths by NGOs such as WWF, Seven Clean Seas and more.
The Conscious Festival, 11am-7pm, South Beach, 26 Beach Road, Singapore 189768
Shop & Explore: Street Superior Festival 2019
2 – 3 Nov
Strap on your coolest kicks for Street Superior Festival 2019. Adopting the theme of customisation, the event will take over five floors of *Scape so there’s plenty to see and do. For starters, witness some of the best local and international custom sneaker artists strut their stuff at various competitions and workshops. Get your hands on designer collectables at the toy convention, Big Big Con, and rub shoulders with the most creative hands in the industry.
Street Superior Festival 2019, 12pm-10pm, *Scape, 2 Orchard Link #04-01, Singapore 237978
Feast: Jamon Iberico Fiesta Deluxe
Did someone say Jamon Iberico and champagne? You heard that right. Join in all the Iberico fun at the deluxe edition of Jamon Iberico Fiesta. Feast on a selection of tapas prepared by FOC chefs including the vintage Jamon Iberico, which will be hand-carved at the live Jamón cutting station, paired with a special selection of Perrier Jouet Champagne! Arturo Sánchez García-Ajofrin, a fourth generation of Jamón Ibérico family producers, will be in town to tell us all about this exquisite meat. Tip: Best to wear your stretchy pants for this!
Jamon Iberico Fiesta Deluxe, 6pm-11.30pm, FOC Pim Pam, 442 Orchard Road #01-29, Singapore 238879
Shop: Say goodbye to Crate & Barrel
Until 10 Nov
Bad news for Crate & Barrel lovers. After five years, the massive outlet at Orchardgateway@emerald (which spans across basement two to level three) will be closing its doors on 10 November. Those around the Somerset area, you know what to do during lunch or post-work! Not all hope is lost though; the Ion boutique store is still available just a few hops away. In fact, the space is already decked out in Christmas decor so you can easily get into the festive mood.
Crate & Barrel, 10am-10pm, orchardgateway@emerald, 218 Orchard Road, Singapore 238851
Culture: Singapore Writers Festival
The Singapore Writers Festival is back with exciting panel discussions, workshops, masterclasses and performances. This year, enjoy over 100 interesting events, including a session with New York Times bestselling author Min Jin Lee on her novel, Pachinko, and a lecture by author and cultural critic Roxane Gay on understanding identity through pop culture.
Singapore Writers Festival, various locations including The Arts House and Asian Civilisations Museum.
Drink & Shop: Wine & Whisky Week Christmas 2019 edition
6 – 11 Nov
Have a penchant for wine, whiskey or both? Get acquainted with over 500 plus wine labels and “unbottle your style” at the 1855 The Bottle Shop’s Wine & Whisky Week. This festive edition will see over 500 wine and spirit labels from over 10 countries including France, Italy, Chile, Scotland, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, USA and Spain. Try new brands that are exclusive to 1855 The Bottle Shop and get your hands on limited edition collections. Yep, Christmas shopping just got a lot easier. Not sure what to get? Discover your style (are you edgy and provocative or rustic and traditional?) at the Interactive Personality Wall.
Wine & Whisky Week Christmas 2019 edition, Suntec City Tower 4 East Atrium 9 Temasek Blvd Singapore, 038989 Singapore
Party: Funhouse: Bar Rouge’s 2nd Anniversary Party
7 – 9 Nov
Bar Rouge is turning two and it’s celebrating with a carnival-themed party that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before! Think classic carnival with a twist – expect appearances by LED stilt walkers, a circus clown and the brand’s very own bubble man. True to Bar Rouge’s fashion, you can expect a solid line-up of DJs including Kenneth F, Styluxtakut and Fadille. Are you in?
Funhouse: Bar Rouge’s 2nd Anniversary Party, 7 Nov: 10pm-3am; 8 Nov: 11pm-6am (Carnival show at 11.30pm); 9 Nov: 11pm-6am, 2 Stamford Road, #71-01, Singapore 178882
Fashion & Shopping: Runway Singapore FW19 Live Fashion Show & Marketplace
Renowned local labels such as Toufie, BabeCave, Linen & More, Liz Camilia Couture and Jazz Apparel will be strutting their fall/winter collections at a live fashion show. Organised by co-working space, The Hive, the fashion show will also hold a marketplace where you can shop for some cool pieces from over 10 of Singapore’s finest labels.
Runway: Fashion Show and Marketplace, The Hive (Lavender) 1 Kallang Jct, Vanguard Campus, Level 6, Singapore 339263
Drink & Shop: Whisky Live 2019
9 – 10 Nov
Whisky lovers, feast your eyes (and palate) on another edition of Whisky Live 2019. Dip your toes into six immersive experiences – a Tasting Hall and Spirits Room where you can sample some of the top whisky and spirits labels; A Collector’s Room for those rare, sought-after bottles to add to your whiskey cabinet; and a Cocktail Terrace where you can sip on signature cocktails from world-class bars. Of course, you’ll get the chance to rub shoulders with master distillers, brand ambassadors, industry experts and bartenders too. There will also be a bottle shop pop-up by La Maison du Whisky featuring over 900 bottles with a 10% discount on any purchase.
Whisky Live 2019, 1pm-9pm, Andaz Singapore, Alley on 3, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354