November 2018 Events In Singapore

We hope you had a good Halloween dressing up as your character of choice. November marks the start of Christmas jingles in the malls.

As you countdown to the festive season and your end of year holiday, here are some activities not to miss with your girlfriends.

Festivals

1. Istana Open House

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This coming Deepavali is the last day of the Istana open house this year. Visit our national landmark and enjoy the festive atmosphere as there will be performances to keep you entertained.

Date: 6 November
Event Time: 8.30am to 6.00pm
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs, S$2 for foreigners
Address: Istana, Orchard Rd, S(238823)

2. Neon Lights

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Music acts Yuna, Interpol and Cigarettes After Sex will be playing their hearts out at Fort Canning for this year’s edition of Neon Lights. There will be creative workshops, roving art performances and food booths as part of the event.

Date: 9 November to 11 November
Event Time: 6.00pm onwards (9 November), 2.00pm onwards (10-11 November)
Admission: S$99 and up, tickets available here
Address: Fort Canning Fort Gate, River Valley Rd, S(179037)

3. Singapore River Festival 2018

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The Singapore River Festival returns with an outdoor bazaar, open air moving screenings, music performances, and a Singapore-themed Halloween street party.

Date: 16 October to 11 November
Event Time: Varies according to programme, see full programme schedule here
Admission: Free
Address: Varies according to programme

Trails, Sports and Fitness

4. ONE Championship: Heart Of The Lion

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Watch Singapore’s very own Angela Lee compete in the ring with China’s Xiong Jing Nan, for her ONE Women’s Strawweight World Title. Catch this high energy sport live and enjoy the after party at Bar Rouge Singapore, redeemable with your ONE Championship ticket stub.

Date: 9 November
Event Time: 6.00pm
Admission: S$28 to S$1,588, tickets available here
Address: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, S(397691)

5. Forest Bathing In Singapore Botanic Gardens

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Forest bathing or “shinrinyoku” in Japanese is an exercise in connecting with nature through immersing yourself in greenery. Experience this art with You Min, a certified nature and forest therapy guide.

Date: 10 November
Event Time: 4.15pm to 7.00pm
Admission: S$35, tickets available here
Address: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd, S(259569)

6. HIIT The Beach! II

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Tone your body up with HIIT followed by a yoga stretch at Tanjong Beach Club. This is a beginner-friendly session with light refreshments; a great excuse to enjoy a day out at the beach.

Date: 10 November
Event Time: 9.00am to 10.00am
Admission: S$10.19, tickets available here
Address: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, S(098942)

7. Kampong Gelam Heritage Trail

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Organised by Friends of the Museums in collaboration with Malay Heritage Centre, be a local tourist in one of the most enchanting neighbourhoods in Singapore. Enjoy delicious mamak food in the surrounding areas with your new buddies after.

Bring along: earpiece, umbrella or poncho, sunscreen or hat, and water bottle. Walk will proceed whether rain or shine.

Date: 21 November
Event Time: 9.30am to 11.00am, assemble at Malay Heritage Centre’s entrance at 9.15am
Admission: Free, register here
Address: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate, S(198501)

Music and Performances

8. Macbeth By The American Drama Group Europe

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Alliance Française presents a dramatic retelling of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Witness the poetry, intrigue and bloodshed and watch your secondary school literature text come to life.

Date: 1 November
Event Time: 8.00pm to 9.30pm
Admission: S$35 and S$65, tickets available here
Address: Alliance Française, 1 Sarkies Rd, S(258130)

9. Mariah Carey Live In Singapore

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The mama of 90s pop is back on our sunny island. Have a good time singing ‘Hero’ and ‘Heartbreaker’ with your girlfriends.

Date: 3 November
Event Time: 8.00pm
Admission: S$88 to S$288, tickets available here
Address: Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, S(138617)

10. Mamma Mia!

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If you are an ABBA fan, you won’t want to miss this feel good musical which has been made into a Hollywood movie with a sequel. Put on your dancing shoes and relive some of the greatest disco hits from the 80s.

Date: 3 November to 18 November
Event Time: Varies according to programme, see full schedule here
Admission: S$58 to S$752, tickets available here
Address: Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Ave, S(018956)

11. Kygo Kids In Love Tour

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EDM star Kygo brings his ‘Kids In Love’ tour to the Singapore Sports Hub. After playing sold out shows in North America and Europe, Singapore is Kygo’s final stop; get ready for a good time and party to his hits ‘Stargazing’ and ‘Firestone’.

Date: 5 November
Event Time: 7.30pm to 10.00pm
Admission: S$148 to S$348, tickets available here
Address: Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive, S(397629)

12. Kenny G Live In Singapore

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Everybody’s favourite saxophone legend lights up Singapore for one night only. Relive the 80s and 90s through Kenny G’s repertoire which combines R&B, Latin, and jazz.

Date: 8 November
Event Time: 8.00pm
Admission: S$78 to S$328, tickets available here
Address: Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, S(138617)

13. Soprano Nancy Yuen Gala Concert

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The Singapore Lyric Opera celebrates Nancy Yuen’s 30th anniversary in opera. She is known for her performances in Madame Butterfly, Aida, and Carmen. Enjoy a night of vocal acrobatics and revisit the highlights of her career.

Date: 9 November
Event Time: 7.30pm
Admission: S$40 to S$60, tickets available here
Address: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Dr, S(038981)

14. Charlie Puth Voice Notes

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Remember the hits ‘One Call Away’, ‘Marvin Gaye’, and ‘We Don’t Talk Anymore’? It’s time to relive them as Charlie Puth hits town with his stunning voice.

Date: November 13
Event Time: 8.00pm
Admission: S$88 to S$248, tickets available here
Address: Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, S(138617)

15. Comedy At Canvas With Kumar

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Singapore’s number one drag queen Kumar is bound to tickle you. Enjoy the intimate setting of Canvas as you laugh the night away with his stand up routine which does not shy away from touchy topics like racial stereotypes, gender identity and politics.

Date: 13 November
Event Time: 8.30pm to 11.30pm
Admission: S$26.88, S$40.20 tickets available here
Address: Canvas, 20 Upper Circular Rd, The Riverwalk B1-01/06, S(058416)

16. Opera Production – L’île de Tulipatan

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Performed by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts’ Bachelor of Music voice students, this opera tells the story of a duke who struggles with an effeminate son. Children under the age of 6 will not be admitted.

Date: 14 November
Event Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Admission: Free, tickets available here
Address: Lee Foundation Theatre, 151 Bencoolen St, S(189656)

17. Romeo & Juliet By The Russian State Ballet Of Siberia

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See the classic Shakespeare tragedy reinterpreted as a ballet by The Russian State Ballet of Siberia. Accompanied by a live orchestra, relive the dramatics of this well-loved romance while being enthralled by the grace of the ballet performers.

Date: 23 November to 25 November
Event Time: Various, full schedule available on the website
Admission: S$55 to S$700, tickets available here
Address: Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Ave, S(018956)

18. Michael Learns To Rock: Still Asian Tour 2018

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Indulge in nostalgia as you sing along to karaoke favourites like ‘Sleeping Child’ and ‘Paint My Love’ by Michael Learns To Rock.

Date: 29 November
Event Time: 8.15pm
Admission: S$98 to S$178, tickets available here
Address: Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, S(138617)

Workshops And Classes

19. Writing Humour: Injecting HAHA! In Your Work

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As part of the Singapore Writers Festival, local funny man Rishi Budhrani teaches you how to inject humour in your writing. Budhrani has performed in Australia, India and China. He is also part of Comedy Central Asia’s showcase ‘Stand-up Asia’ that features the best comedy talent in Asia.

Date: 3 November
Event Time: 10.00am to 1.00pm
Admission: S$50, tickets available here
Address: Rooftop Studio 1, National Gallery, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, S(178957)

20. Latte Art Class

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Learn how to pour latte art in two hours with Dutch Colony Co.’s Pour Your Hearts Out workshop.

Date: 8 November
Event Time: 1.30pm to 3.30pm
Admission: S$109, tickets available here
Address: Dutch Colony Coffee Roastery, 127 Defu Lane 10 #02-03, S(539234)

21. Snow Globe Art Making Workshop

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Upcycle your glass jar and create a snowglobe for the Christmas season. Bring your own glass jar with a tight, screw on lid.

Date: 9 November to 11 November
Event Time: 4.00pm to 5.00pm (fri), 4.00pm to 6.00pm (sat), 4.30pm to 6pm (sun)
Admission: S$10, tickets available here
Address: Orgayana stand 3rd Floor Boutiques Fair, F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, S(038975)

22. Creative And Sustainable Clay Art

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Experienced clay art teacher Joann Ng will be conducting a free workshop on how to have fun with this medium. An engaging activity for adults and children alike.

Date: 14 November
Event Time: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Admission: Free, register here
Address: WeWork Beach Centre 2nd Floor, 15 Beach Road, S(189677)

23. Late Night Art Jamming

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Unwind at the end of the work week with an art jamming session and indulge your inner creativity. Event includes a complimentary bottle of chilled organic pear juice.

Date: 23 November
Event Time: 8.30pm to 12.00am
Admission: S$37.87, tickets available here
Address: Black and White @ Chip Bee Gardens, 43 Jalan Merah Saga, S(278115)

Film And Screenings

24. 22nd German Film Festival 2018

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Foreign film lovers can enjoy a range of German documentaries, thrillers and family friendly movies at the annual festival.

Date: 25 October to 11 November
Event Time: Varies according to programme, see full schedule here
Admission: Ticketed and free available
Address: Varies according to programme

25. Singapore Reimagined Screening And Chat With Director

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Watch CNA’s ‘Singapore Reimagined’, a take on what Singaporeans feel about our country’s move towards being a Smart Nation, and meet director Jay Sim and narrator Melanie Cook. The innovators and personalities in the documentary will be present to answer questions. Refreshments and snacks will be served.

Date: 1 November
Event Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Admission: Free, register here
Address: Hyper Island, 991B Alexandra Rd Level 3, S(119970)

26. Movie Screening: Jimami Tofu

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Written and directed by Singaporeans Jason Chan and Christian Lee, catch this movie about a Singaporean chef, Ryan, who goes to Okinawa looking for his missing wife. Watch how Ryan learns to bridge Tokyo and Okinawa cooking styles in the process.

Date: 1 November
Event Time: 7.00pm to 9.00pm
Admission: Free, tickets available here
Address: Golden Village Suntec Hall 4, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-373, S(038983)

27. French Film Festival

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The French Film Festival is back to delight and enchant. From animations, family films, thrillers and comedies, there is something for everyone. The event takes place in various venues such as Shaw Lido, Alliance Francaise and the Projector.

Date: 8 November to 18 November
Event Time: Varies according to programme, see full schedule here
Admission: Varies according to programme
Address: Varies according to programme

Art Exhibitions

28. Singapore Girl & the Chamber of Trials and Tribulations

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Part of Singapore Girl, or Heritage Deployed, the interactive experience explores heritage and what it means to be a Singapore Airlines stewardess. While you’re there, you can even try the kebaya and catch theatre variety show She’s A Great Way To Fly.

Date: 6 October to 4 November
Event Time: Varies according to programme, see full programme schedule here
Admission: Free, sign up here
Address: The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, S(179936)

29. Between Love and Death: Diary of Nobuyoshi Araki

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Japanese photographer and contemporary artist Nobuyoshi Araki traces love, death, and sentiment through the record of his honeymoon trip with his late wife, Yoko. For a more in-depth understanding of his confessional, diaristic pictures, you can attend a curator tour.

Date: 6 September to 9 December
Event Time: 12.00pm to 7.00pm (Tues-Sat), 12.00pm to 5.00pm (Sun)
Admission: S$15, tickets available at the door
Address: DECK, 120A Prinsep St, S(187937)

30. Affordable Art Fair

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If you have ever thought about collecting art, the Affordable Art Fair is a good place to start. Designed for novice art collectors, it is an unintimidating opportunity to speak to gallerists and have a glass of wine while discussing the artwork on display.

Date: 16 November to 18 November
Event Time: Varies according to programme, see full schedule here
Admission: S$10 to S$25, tickets available here
Address: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, S(038975)

Food and Drink

31. Wine & Whisky Week With Free Tastings

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1855 The Bottle Shop’s biannual Wine & Whisky Week is back for its sixth edition. Purchase limited edition 30YO Sherry Cask whisky (only 383 bottles in the world). Taste free and premium wines which begin at S$8 per glass.

Date: 31 October to 11 November
Event Time: 11.00am to 10.00pm
Admission: Free
Address: Suntec East Atrium, 3 Temasek Boulevard, S(039593)

32. Death To Hipsters Party By Forty Hands

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Local cafe Forty Hands is celebrating the opening of its East Coast outlet with a party. Enjoy cheap craft beer, natural wine and vegan ice cream. There will also be free finger food like sliders, wings and cauliflower karaage. RSVP at the link below to receive a free swag bag with Forty Hands merchandise.

Date: 16 November
Event Time: 7.00pm to 11.00pm
Admission: Free, RSVP here for goodie bag
Address: Forty Hands East Coast, 226 East Coast Rd, S(428923)

Activities In Singapore For November 2018

Have an awesome time at these events with your girlfriends.

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