Weekend Warrior: Nov 2-4

Photo: The Great Wonderscape

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.


Friday, Nov 2

A Taste of Jerusalem

Israeli cuisine features at Wild Honey for a week, with dishes such as shakshukit (deconstructed spiced kebab), sabich (fried eggplant), and musakhan (chicken, sirloin, chilli, and sumac onions). There’ll also be wines from an Israeli boutique winery, themed cocktails and mocktails, a live pita station, a market retail section of Israeli goods, and modern Jerusalem tunes.

Until Nov 7; daily 9am-9pm at Wild Honey, Mandarin Gallery. 

Come Together Holland V

This pop-up market brings an outdoor cinema to Holland Village (screening Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom), alongside The Local People’s signature art market and workshops.

5pm-late at open-air car park in Holland Village. Free.

Poinsettia Wishes feat. Disney Tsum Tsum

Looks like Christmas this year will be quite the Disney shindig, with Orchard Road getting the Disney treatment and the Flower Dome welcoming tsum tsums to its space. Look forward to a floral display of fairy lights, Christmas berries and holly, and characters like Olaf and Dumbo.

Until Jan 6, 2019; daily 9am-9pm at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. Admission ticket charges to Flower Dome apple.

Private Parts

Playwright Michael Chiang (Army Daze, Beauty World) brings this comedy back to the stage in an exploration of gender complications. Set in 1990 Singapore, the tale chronicles the misadventures of a talk show host who mysteriously shows up at a sex change clinic.

Until Nov 18; various timings at Drama Centre Theatre. $43-$98.

Radio Ga Ga – A Queen Tribute

Dress in your best cool threads, put on that iconic moustache, and prepare to belt out the best of Queen at this throwback night.

9pm-late at Nineteen80. $18 after 10pm, includes one house pour.

Singapore Writers Festival

This year’s festival offers panel discussions, workshops, lectures, performances, author dialogues, and film screenings, with a line-up of local and international writers such as David Sedaris, Cathy Song, Judith Beveridge, Yeng Pway Ngon, and Intan Paramaditha.

Until Nov 11 at various locations.

Sonos Makes it Home

Sonos’ pop-up living room at Chevron House featuring PlayStation games, coffee brews from Huggs, and products at discounted rates.

10am-7pm at Chevron House. Free.

Sony Alpha Universe

Sony’s first digital imaging carnival here offers visitors a look into mirrorless camera technology with immersive installations and interactive activities.

Until Nov 4; 10am-10pm at Plaza Singapura Atrium. Free.

Sushi Shin Pop-up

This two-week sushi pop-up brings Sushi Shin to Singapore, with a 19-course omakase dinner menu and a 14-course nigiri set lunch menu.

Until Nov 18; Lunch: Wed-Sun noon-2:30pm, Dinner: Tues-Sun 6pm-10:30pm at Nami Restaurant & Bar. 

The Great Moscow Circus

Thrills and spills abound at the circus’ return to our shores for the first time in over a decade, with a line-up of performers that includes acrobats, clowns, daredevil motorcyclists, and more.

Until Nov 25; various timings at Under The Mighty Big Top, Bayfront Ave. $35-$155.

The Great Wonderscape

A super-sized playground for beauty junkies, this showcase features products from Strip, Browhaus, and We Need a Hero, with mini treatments and services that you can try. Highlights include men’s styling sessions, an interactive “community threading wall”, a free wax day, complimentary “energy readings”, photo ops, and more.

Until Nov 7; daily 11am-9pm at Ion Orchard Basement 4 Atrium. Free.

 

Saturday, Nov 3

Beat Bodega: Music Market + Jam

Featuring indie local music labels, collectors, vinyl retailers, music merch, and music collectives from the region, this event also brings in musicians for a jamming session, plus music-related art from Kult Gallery’s archives for sale.

4pm-midnight at Kult Kafe. Free.

Cedele Marketplace

Focusing on “mindful wellness”, this two-day event revolves around workshops, yoga sessions, and F&B vendors like Jasberry, Hic Juice, The Edible Co, Fizzicle, and Superlative.

Until Nov 4; Sat noon-8pm, Sun 10am-7pm at The Star Vista, atrium basement. Free.

Dark Side of the Moon

The interactive experience transports you via space console to a free-form musical experience by Subsonic Eye, a shrine to the women of sci-fi, and other mysteries.

8pm-late at The Moon. Pre-sale $15, at the door $18.

Dia de Muertos Singapore

Celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead festival with music, mariachi performances, food, drinks, storytelling sessions, dance workshops, and more.

Noon-11pm at F1 Pit Building. $20.

Green is the New Black

The conscious festival hosts its fourth edition with a marketplace of fashion, art, beauty, and lifestyle, music performances, talks, and a “green warriors” exhibition.

Until Nov 4; 11am-7pm at Parkroyal on Pickering. Free; ticketed for talks.

Jazz by the River

Inject a dose of jazz melodies to your weekend night at Harry’s in Boat Quay, with sultry tunes by Alemay Fernandez and Viva Vinson on Saturdays.

Every Saturday, 9pm-late at Harry’s Boat Quay. Free.

Mamma Mia!

Here we go again — the Abba-inspired tale of love, friendship, and identity arrives on our shores to take the stage with tunes like ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Thank you for the Music’, and ‘Mamma Mia’.

Until Nov 18; various timings at Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands. $58-$188.

 

Sunday, Nov 4

Concert in the Park

Roll up your picnic mats and head over to the gardens for beats by Mantravine and .gif, as well as fringe activities for the family.

4:30pm-6:30pm at Botanic Gardens, Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage. Free.

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