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21 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Nov 20-24)

A new exhibition, epic culinary collabs and more this Thanksgiving week

By Amanda Chai | Nov 17, 2017

  • 21 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Nov 20-24)
    Popcorn Movie Nights @ Sentosa

Here’s a breather for everyone knackered from the weekend’s parties, festivals and exhibitions. Before Black Friday hits, go slow early in the week with one of many Christmas fairs to come, and a free movie screening on the beach. Come Thursday, things pick up with a sold-out concert by Harry Styles (sorry if you didn’t get tickets), Eatmepoptart and an exciting sandwich pop-up from local F&B celebs. Fair warning though—this is just the calm before the storm.

Monday, Nov 20

MARKET
Pick up quality fashion pieces, accessories, handmade crafts and jewellery, as well as Christmas-themed gifts at the Christmas Pop Up Fair at Millennia Walk, and support small local businesses while you’re at it. Nov 20-26

FESTIVAL/CHARITY
If you were looking for a way to give back this month, Dreamseeds Arts Fest is back for its second run. The multi-experiential arts festival organized by Club Rainbow Singapore showcases the creative talents of the organization’s beneficiaries, youths who have chronic illnesses. It doesn’t take a lot to do a little good. Through Nov 25

FOOD
A trio of French chefs from The Paris Pop-Up Restaurant are taking over Open Farm Community's kitchen where they'll be using ingredients from local farms and putting their French touch on all 12 small and sharing plates. There's even an omakase "feed me" menu available that's sure to delight. Nov 13-Dec 3

EXHIBITION
If you fancy yourself a cinema enthusiast, the Singapore Art Museum’s latest exhibition Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia is a must-go. In a series of immersive, multi-medium installations, the exhibition brings together the works of 10 artists and art collectives from across the region. Here are five you should check out. Through Mar 18, 2018

Tuesday, Nov 21

FILM
Haul yourself down to Palawan Green at Sentosa for another free Tuesday night film screening by local movie app Popcorn. This week’s silver screen pick is X-Men: Day of Future Past. Plus, there’s free popcorn, food, music and drinks for all who attend. Nov 21

COMEDY
In another Comedy Masala installment, funny guy Dave Merheje takes his stand-up to Hero’s on Circular Road. Brace yourself for his distinctive comedy style best described as “aggressive in-your-face funny”. Nov 21

ARTS
This year's annual National Arts Council Arts in Your Neighbourhood (AYN) is back to revitalize the Jurong, Ang Mo Kio, Tampines, Chong Pang, Woodlands, Yew Tee, Toa Payoh and Bedok heartlands through a host of 40 arts activities ranging from music to dance, theater, and the literary and visual arts. Through Nov 26

MUSICAL
Singapore's hills will be alive once again with The Sound of Music this month, as one of the most highly-acclaimed productions out of West End returns to MasterCard Theatres. Tickets range from $65-185 via Sistic. Through Dec 3

Wednesday, Nov 22

FOOD
Chef Jérémy Gillon of Audace Bar & Restaurant and Chef John-Paul Fiechtner of Bistro November face off in a “Mystery Market” challenge, where they take the best produce they can find at Tekka market and Chinatown Wet Market, and turn it into a six-course menu. For $98 per person, dinner is served at Audace—and will include two dishes from each chef and two collaborative dishes, with a focus on spices and dried Chinese provisions from the markets. Nov 22

PARTY
Get ready for a night of heady techno and house with Berlin-born DJ Stefan Goldmann as he takes over Kilo Lounge in another epic Interstellar party. When he isn’t spinning between two decks at festivals across the globe, he’s presenting avant garde techno-centric art projects at institutions like Los Angeles’ LACMA; so you’re in for a pretty wild night. Nov 22

DRINK/FOOD/WORKSHOP
Robert Parker Wine Advocate (RPWA) is launching their inaugural GastroMonth, where you can skip waiting lists of revered restaurants in Singapore and enjoy a whole month of wining and dining, workshops, and more. Through Nov 26

EXHIBITION
On the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, the National Museum of Singapore remembers 1942, with their first large-scale, blockbuster war exhibition featuring more than 130 artefacts from 10 overseas museums and institutions. It’s the biggest collection of war stories to date. Check out the exhibition to explore events and portrayals of World War II beyond just your textbook syllabus. Through Mar 21, 2018

Thursday, Nov 23

CONCERT
It seems like the only direction Harry Styles is going, ever since the announcement of the indefinite hiatus of 1D, is up. The English singer-songwriter released his self-titled debut album to much fanfare in May this year, which contains the ‘70s soft rock-influenced, chart-topping single, "Sign of the Times". Nov 23

FILM
Now in its 28th edition, Singapore International Film Festival continues to be a shining platform for independent cinema in Asia for 11 days, screening 112 films across a multitude of genres and presentations that will showcase very different storytelling and outstanding cinematography. The festival kicks off with a red carpet screening of Angels Wear White on their opening night. Check out our picks here. Nov 23-Dec 3

PARTY
Now that the space at Cherry Discotheque has been taken over by Peaches Club, Eatmepoptart is hosting one last sweaty shebang there to say sayonara. Electric Feel will see residents weelikeme and KiDG spin everything from indie pop to electro, to ‘80s, ‘90s and ‘00s sweeteners. Nov 23

FOOD
Sandwich extraordinaire Park Bench Deli is hosting yet another epic guest sandwich pop-up—this time with F&B bigwigs Candlenut and Native Bar for an all-Singaporean Peranakan collaboration. Chef Malcolm Lee of Candlenut will be whipping up eats like an ayam goreng curry sandwich, while bartender Vijay Mudaliar from Native crafts locally-inspired cocktails. Nov 23

SHOPPING
Just in time for you to get your holiday gift shopping done, Singapore's premier lifestyle IT exhibition is back. SITEX 2017 returns to the Singapore Expo with new experiential zones on the exhibition floor, including virtual reality stations, start-up showcases, and the usual buy-and-sell exhibits. Nov 23-26

Friday, Nov 24

DRINK/HEALTH
Organized by Enterprise Sports Group, Run for Beer 2017 is Singapore’s first and largest beer running event. The race is a winding 3.2km that takes you through the best of Singapore’s landmarks, including the Raffles Landing Site, Boat Quay and Cavenagh Bridge—before ending back at Clarke Quay, no less, for a well-deserved beer. Nov 24

MARKET
It’s random, it’s almost completely unheard of, but the Katong Square Artisans Bazaar is a monthly arts market that happens every last weekend of the month. Head down to Katong Square for knick-knacks and accessories like pouches, leather goods, and even vintage tiffin carriers. Nov 24-26

MUSICAL
Local theater company W!ld Rice has been staging annual holiday musicals for the past 15 years. This season, they're bringing veterans Ivan Heng and Glen Goei (who returns to the stage after 30 years) together for the first time in Mama White Snake, a playful retelling of the ancient Chinese folk tale Madam White Snake. Nov 24-Dec 16

FILM/PARTY
Our favorite drag queens The Glory Hoes continue their queer film series with a classic—1995’s Clueless. Expect a ‘90s style cafeteria makeover at The Projector bar, which will serve cocktails and food, before you head in for a special screening of ‘90s teen icons Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd and Brittany Murphy (RIP); DJ Bobby Luo spins a set of ‘90s jams after. Miss the event and stay home for a quiet Friday night in? Ugh, as if. Nov 24

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