Weekend Warrior: Nov 9-11

Photo: Bras Basah.Bugis Arts Sprawl

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.

Friday, Nov 9

Arts in Your Neighbourhood

This year’s festival brings art installations, along with music, theater, and dance performances to 22 neighborhoods, including Clementi, Bedok, Ang Mo Kio, and Tampines. With a focus on Woodlands, programs in the area include “Woodlands Memory Capsules,” upcycling sessions, walking trails, and more.

Until Nov 25 at various locations and timings. Free.

Between the Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution

Before there was Marvel or DC, Chinese artists drew cartoons based on the ins and outs of daily life, and in Singapore, these illustrations were used as a voice for the everyday person. At this exhibition, you’ll find 150 cartoons that surfaced in China and Singapore from the late 19th century to the early 20th century.

Until July 7, 2019 at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

Boutiques Fair: The Gifting Edition

Visitors can shop gifts, accessories, apparel, home decor, artworks, and children’s toys from over 250 local and locally-based indie designers at this weekend market.

Until Nov 11; Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-6pm at The F1 Pit Building, L2-3.

Bras Basah.Bugis Arts Sprawl

From retail markets to charcoal sketching workshops, this event offers entertainment like tarot readings, music performances, F&B booths, and a 3D optical illusion art installation.

Until Nov 10; 5pm-11pm at Handy Road Open Space outside The Cathay. Free.

Dicky Trisco

The beats of disco comes to Keong Saik Road for a night with Dicky Trisco helming the decks, supported by residents Stephen Day and Franc Gooding.

8pm-late at Potato Head Singapore. Free.

Festival of Lights at The Line

The buffet restaurant spotlights traditional Northern Indian cuisine with dishes like murgh musallam, motichoor ke laddu, karachi halwa, and more.

Until Nov 11; lunch from noon and dinner from 6pm at The Line, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. $65-$80. 

French Film Festival

With about 30 contemporary and classic French films, this festival features titles that range from compelling dramas to hilarious comedies.

Until Nov 18; various timings at various locations. 


A pop-up concept at Duxton Plain Park, this eatery brings a new European-inspired menu each month, starting with free flow raclette and wines for $69.

Until Nov 28; 6pm-midnight at Duxton Plain Park, back door.

Kit Chan 25 Years On: A Time For Everything

The homegrown singer commemorates a quarter of a century in the music biz and her return to the stage after a hiatus with this two-night performance, where she’ll belt out hits like “Worry,” “Heartache,” and “If There Are Seasons.”

Until Nov 10; 8pm at Esplanade Theatre. $88-$208.

Neon Lights

The music festival takes over Fort Canning Park for the weekend, with performances by the likes of Yuna, Interpol, Caribou, Peking Duk, Sticky Fingers, Cigarettes After Sex, Daphni, and more.

Until Nov 11; Fri 6pm-late, Sat & Sun 2pm-late at Fort Canning Park. One-day pass $99-$140, three-day pass $280-$350.

The Boat That Moves Forward

This photography exhibition brings attention to the plight of displaced Rohingya children in refugee camps, in an attempt to show their efforts to survive and their hopes for a better future.

Until Nov 18; daily 11am-7pm at UltraSuperNew Gallery. Free.

The Junk Show

Presented by Junk Asia, this event looks back on Singapore’s defining moments of 2018, featuring social media funnyman Hirzi Zulkiflie in a talk show platform with guests like Selena Tan, Tan Kheng Hua, Anita Kapoor, and Becca D’Bus.

6pm & 9pm at OverEasy Orchard. $55.


Saturday, Nov 10

Downtown East 30 Anniversary

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Downtown East is throwing a party with a food bazaar, game booths, and Uncle Ringo Carnival, alongside music performances by local acts like The Sam Willows, The Lion City Boy, Sam Rui, Jack & Rai, and more.

4pm-10pm at Downtown East. Free.

Game Night

Woobar turns into an arcade for one night, where guests can go for unlimited complimentary rounds of Bishi-Bashi, Daytona, and Time Crisis. Toss in a liquid buffet of beer, wine, prosecco, and spirits ($60) to get buzzed.

6pm-10pm at Woobar, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove. Free.

In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology

Delve into the history of the Polaroid camera from its beginnings to Polaroid photography to its connection with today’s social media landscape.

Until Mar 31, 2019; daily 10am-7pm at the National Museum of Singapore. $12.50-$18.

Leica Playground

Featuring activities and photography workshops, this event hosts Leica ambassadors, who will offer their tips and tricks to shooting the perfect shot.

Until Nov 11; 11am-6pm at Wheeler’s Yard. Free.

Sunday Bedding Launch

This new Singaporean bedding brand is modeled after slow Sunday mornings, with sheets made of cotton sateen and bamboo sateen. There’ll also be a linen spray workshop and a coffee appreciation session at the event.

Until Nov 11; Sat 2pm & 4pm, Sun 11am at Slowhouse at Eng Watt St. $10.


Sunday, Nov 11

11.11 Sales

Nov 11, aka Singles’ Day, has now become synonymous with mind-boggling sales and eye-watering discounts. If you’re planning to do a ton of shopping online this Sunday, you’ll find promo deals on sites like Hotels.com, Lazada, Zalora, ShopBack, Shopee, and more. Good luck camping out by the computer.

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