As someone who is always restless, I am always on the go and excited for new things to do and new places to explore. Having been back in Singapore permanently for only five years, I like to spend my weekends with my friends or family either shopping, or dining on (cheap but) delicious food. Here are 20 events in November that you can check out!
Musicals and Concerts
25 Oct – 8 Dec – Chicken Little Musical
About The Chicken Little Musical
Chicken Little is a little chick who is fearful of everything. When something falls on her head, she thinks that the sky is falling. This musical is about Chicken Little’s adventure to report to the king, and how she makes lifelong friends, such as Cocky Locky and brave Turkey Lurkey along the way.
Dates: 25 October to 8 December 2017 Time: Weekdays: 10am; Weekend: 11 am and 2pm Address: KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road, Robertson Quay, Singapore 23905 Admissions: Head over to Sistic for more information Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay
7-26 November – The Sound of Music Musical
About The Sound of Music Musical
“The hills are alive, with the sound of music!” Did anyone else grow up watching the Sound of Music too? I can never forget that goodbye song! This is one musical that I’ll definitely attend. The original 1959 Broadway production had won six Tony Awards. It is suitable for all ages – best for family outings!
Dates: 7-26 November 2017 Time:
Tuesday to Friday: 7:30pm Saturday: 2pm and 7:30pm Sunday: 1pm and 6pm Address: Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront
Psst! Students, NSFs and senior citizens get discounted tickets if purchased on Sistic!
15 Nov – 3 Dec – The Addams Family Musical
About The Addams Family Musical
Another top hit musical, The Addams Family is about the struggle between Wednesday Addams’ love for a normal young man and the secrets that only the Addams family know. Gomez Addams is then stuck in between – should he hide this as his first ever secret from his wife, Mortica, or to try to change his daughter’s mind before everything goes haywire?
Dates: 15 November to 3 December 2017 Time: Tuesday to Friday: 8pm; Saturday and Sunday: 2:30pm and 8pm Address: MES Theatre at Mediacorp, 1 Stars Avenue, Singapore 138507 Admissions: check Sistic for more information Nearest MRT Station: One-north
Festivals & Exhibitions
2-12 November – German Film Festival
About The 21st Geman Film Festival
The 21st German Film Festival happens over two weeks from 2 – 12 November. There will be more than 30 films that gives insight into contemporary life in Germany and Europa. Some genres covered are comedy, historical drama, documentaries and music films. The films cover contemporary issues around the world.
When: 2 to 12 November 2017 Time: Click here for timings
Address: The Projector, Golden Village, National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens Admissions: Tickets from $8.50 onwards; Admission is free for films at National Museum and Botanic Gardens Nearest MRT Station: Nicoll Highway, Bras Basah and Botanic Gardens
4 – 5 November – The Giving Family Festival
About The Giving Family Festival
The Giving Family Festival is a celebration carnival that aims to build strong family bonds and to reach out to different communities through fun and games. Moreover, proceeds will go to 28,000 TOUCH beneficiaries, including youth-at-risk, vulnerable families, people with special needs and disadvantaged seniors. Some highlights include: carnival rides, F&B, performances workshops and even merchandises.
Dates: 4 November 2017 to 5 November 2017 Time: 9 am to 4pm Address: Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Square Admissions: Purchase coupon booklets of $50 denominations here Nearest MRT Station: Stadium
9-11 November – Green Urban Scape Asia
About Green Urban Scape Asia
Green Urban Scape Asia is an international exhibition and conference that focus on greenery designs, construction and technology. There will be over 30 stalls for gardening enthusiasts to shop from. On top of that, there will be family activities such as free talks, workshops and more. You can find organic food there or chat up other likeminded individuals. Click here for more information.
Dates: 9 to 11 November 2017 Time: 11am to 8 pm Address: Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre Admissions: Free for Marketplace Nearest MRT Station: Expo
25-26 November – Etsy Made Local
About Etsy Made Local
Etsy Made Local is an initiative to support local crafters and artisans. You will be able to find handmade wares and vintage goods at the event. Click here for more information!
When: 25 November 12pm – 26 November 7pm Address: Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905 Admissions: Free! Nearest MRT Station: City Hall
It’s Christmas soon, and as much as I love the smiles on my loved ones faces when they receive my presents, it can be mind-wrecking to think of gifts that are original yet fancy. The General Company is a craft boutique or what I’ll call a fancy DIY store for adults. They provide classes from leather-crafting to terrarium-making, floral arrangement and woodworking. For November, you can find classes like Leathercraft 101, Moss Terrarium 101 and Jewellery Workshop.
When: See class timings Time: See class timings Address: 115 King George’s Ave, Unit 03-02, Singaapore 208561 Nearest MRT Station: Lavender
17-19 November – Let’s Go Jalan Jalan!
About Let’s Go Jalan Jalan!
This is a festival/fair where you can find over 75 food and beverages stalls, games, merchandise, or groove to local bands. There’ll also be tidbits and toys from the 70s, 80s and 90s on sale!
Dates: 17 – 19 November 2017 Time: Friday – 5pm to 12:30 pm; Saturday – 10 am to 12:30 am; Sunday – 10 am to 12:30 am Address: 8 Port Road, Singapore 117540
(There is free transport from Harbourfront MRT Station Exit A and Labrador Park MRT Station Exit A – click here for more information) Admissions: Free but you’ll need to purchase food coupons or pay via Ezi Wallet
25-26 November – Whisky Live 2017
About Whisky Live 2017
Whisky Live is the international tasting event that brings the world’s major capitals to life throughout the year! This would be an ideal weekend activity with friends as you can enjoy good food and taste the world’s rarest whiskies and spirits.
When: 25-26 November 2017 Time: 12:30pm for VIP Pass holders; 1:30pm to 8:30pm for public Address: TheatreWorks, STPI and Caseen Street, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007 (click here for directions) Admissions: Individual tickets are sold for $99 for discovery and $189 for VIP; group tickets are sold at $900 for 10 pax Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay
4-12 November – Accor Hotels Food Festival
About Accor Hotels Food Festival
With over 40 restaurants and bars, ranging from Michelin Star dining to locally inspired cuisines, I guess even the pickiest eaters can be stirred up. You get to choose from set menus or epicurean feasts. Not only that, with your Festival Passport, you are able to document your food journey with stamps. Three stamps will get you a chance to qualify for a Lucky Draw prize, six stamps for a stay at a hotel under Accor Hotels group, nine stamps for the grand prize which is a trip for two either to Sydney or Paris.
About Pinot Palooza
If you have yet to try Pinot products, you are missing out! Pinot Palooza is one of the finest wines from Australia and New Zealand. If you aren’t a fan of alcohol, you can still enjoy the music from bands that tour Australia.
When: Saturday, 25 November 2017 Time: 1pm to 6pm Address: Esplanade- Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive Singapore, 038981 Admissions:$60 (includes booking fee, take home Plumm RedB Glass, and all wine tastes) Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade
About Waffles and Friends
If you are single and looking for a significant other, you can join this event organised by Waffles and Friends for singles to mingle! There really is nothing better than to make new friends, find an eyecandy/potential partner over free flow ice cream and waffles!
When: Fridays 17 and 24 November 2017 Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm Address: Rabbit Owl Depot, 420 North Bridge Road #01-06, Singapore 18827 Admissions: $35 per ticket Nearest MRT Station: Bugis
4 November – ISU1 Endurance Race
About ISU1 Endurance Race
This is one of the funkiest endurance race I’ve ever chanced upon. This race promotes team spirit and bonding among families and friends. All you’ve got to do is sit on a office chair and roll away! In teams of three, you need to be the fastest amongst all to complete the challenge. Click here for more information!
When: Saturday 4th November, 2017 Time: 11am to 6pm Address: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975 Admissions: $264 for team of 3 people Nearest MRT Station: Promenade
4 November – Panic in the Park
About Panic in the Park
Panic in the Park is Singapore’s first Halloween run in a water park. As a survivor, you need to run to safe zones and protect yourself from the undeads. There is a safe zone that you can hide with the other survivors while you figure out a solution to close the Gate of Hell.
Date: 4 November 20117 Time: 4 pm to 7 pm Address: Wild Wild Wet Admissions: $55 for public rates, $45 for 5KM Frenzy Race (NTUC Members only) Click here to purchase. Nearest MRT Station: Pasir Ris
9 November – International ‘A’ Friendly & Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup Qualifiers (Group E)
About International ‘A’ Friendly & Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup Qualifiers
The Singapore National Team will compete against Lebanon in an international friendly, followed by Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup Qualifier against Bahrain. I’m definitely rooting for Singapore, as we always say, one people, one nation, one Singapore <3
When: 9 November, 2017 Time: Doors open: 6pm, Kick Off: 7:30pm Address: National Stadium Admissions: Click here for price list Nearest MRT Station: Stadium
18-19 November – OCBC Cycle
About OCBC Cycle
Singapore’s largest mass cycling event is held this year at the Singapore Sports Hub. As a cycling enthusiast, this is the best excuse for riding as fast as I can on closed roads. There are also activities for families, such as bubble-blowing machines or Cycle Cook-Off held by Singapore Sports Institute.
When: 18 – 19 November 2017 Time: click here for the different timings Address: Singapore Sports Hub Nearest MRT Station: Stadium
11 November – L’Entrecôte’s Free Fries Day
About L’Entrecôte’s Free Fries Day
This is officially my favourite on the list, and is definitely going down in my calendar. Free Fries Day is an annual celebration to thank Singapore for being so supportive of L’Entrecôte meals (especially golden fries!) for the past seven years. To make this even better, no minimum purchase is required so you can just simply get your free fries without being judged!
When: Saturday 11 November, 2017 Time: 3pm to 7pm Address: Glasshouse by DHM, 260 Orchard Road, Robinsons the Heeren #01-40, S238855 Admissions: Free Nearest MRT Station: Somerset
18 November – Singapore Really Really Free Market 52
About Singapore Really Really Free Market 52 The Really Really Free Market 52 is a temporary market which believes that through giving and sharing resources, you can care for one another. Everything here is free! You can find goods from books, CDs or toys to tarot card reading or poetry writing.
18 October 2017 to 2 Jan 2018 – Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere
About Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere Somewhere Between Here and Nowhere is a paper installation by Lee Rui Xiang. Since graduating from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in 2012, he showcased his works in many exhibitions, and even participated in the 1st Macao Printmaking Triennial in 2012. This exhibition features a series of linocut prints juxtaposing popular culture icons.
Dates: 18 October 2017 to 2 Jan 2018 Time: All day Address: Esplanade
Get ready for December with our December events guide:
Min Yen is a Manchester United fan. She loves pickles but dislikes cucumbers, and loves tartar sauce but dislikes mayonnaise. She dreams of having her own mini garden filled with all types of fruits and vegetables.