Things To Do This Weekend (3rd – 5th November 2017)

Get ready for an array of festivals and activities are lined up this coming weekend. Whether the film industry inspires you at the German Film Festival, or you love yourself a night out partying to electronic beats at Escape 56, or you love literacy and the dwelving into the discussions about societal values at the Singapore Writers Festival 2017, or day of fun with family and friends at the Starker Music Festival 2017, immerse yourselves this weekend and renew your heart, soul and mind at the many events happening!
1. Illegal Black Market 


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Yes this is the fondly remembered Sungei Road Thieves Market that closed back in July 2017. Guess what? It’s gonna be back for just four days at Singapore Polytechnic’s Illegal Black Market, organized by entrepreneurship students from the School of Business. Some of the vendors will be retiring soon so this is a good opportunity to purchase old antique items, old currencies, handmade items and many more before they are gone for good. A variety of food vans will also be present at the event where you can grab some grub as you shop. Some of the food vans that will be available are the Travelling C.O.W (only on Thursday), Kombi Rocks, Halal Food Truck Singapore, and not forgetting everyone’s favourite $1 ice cream from the Traditional Ice Cream Uncle! There will be a children and students-run flea as well featuring calligraphy services, pre-loved clothing sold and games booth like Longkang fishing. Pop down this weekend for a relaxed reminiscing time as childhood games, food and memories are given a new lease of life.

Date: 2nd – 4th November 2017
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic

500 Dover Rd
Singapore 139651
Time: 10AM – 7PM
Admission: Free
2. German Film Festival (GFF)

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If anything film intrigues your soul, then come down to the German Film Festival happening this weekend. For a period of 10 days, the 21st edition of Singapore’s largest foreign film festival will be bringing us over 30 films from a range of genre; art-house, comedy, documentary and many more! Audience can expect a completely new insight and perspective of the world through the stories told through films. During the post-show events, filmgoers will also get the opportunity to get-up close and personal with filmmakers Jakob Schmidt (To Be a Teacher), Susanne Regina Meures (Raving Iran) and Club Europe actress Sylvaine Faligant.
Date: 2nd November – 12th November
Venue & Time: GFF will be held across varies venues; The Projector, National Museum of Singapore and many more.
More information here.
Admission: S$8.50 onwards.
Get your tickets here.
 3.Escape 56


Back for their fourth edition of their annual warehouse party known for their house and tehno beats, the colllaboration between Jagermiester and the BLACKOUT Agency will be headlined by  one of the biggest names and most finest of Germany’s elctronic music scene, Roman Flugelas part of his two city South East Asian debut tour. Opening acts for the lit night wil be Jonathan Kusuma and Yadin Moha. Known for capturing every moment of the dance music scene in Singapore from club nights to music festivals like Ultra Singapore and ZoukOut, Colossal Photos will be also be featured in their very own exhibition at the warehouse. With their locations changing each year, the hidden warehouse party location for this year is yet to be disclosed. Last release tickets are still available so here is your last chance to grab your tickets now!
Date: 3rd November 2017
Venue: Yet to be disclosed.
More information here.
Time: 10PM till late.
Admission: $55. Get your tickets here.
4.Singapore River Festival 2017


Watch the Singapore River district (Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay) light up with performances, and art installations in three different themes across the three Quays. Highlights of the nights include The Regatta Rumble where Boat Quay’s waterfront will be transformed into competitions grounds as teams from all over the region gather for Singapore’s first night dragon boat race happening along the Singapore River and the LIT UP party happening at the Clarke Quay fountain square where you can rave the night away with artistic light projections boucing off the floor at a mere early bird ticket price of $8, that will also grant you free entry to F club. Festival promotions also include plenty of discounts and promotions at F&B outlets along the river. Many more activities will also be happening so make your way down to Clarke Quay this weekend for an epic night of music, arts and food!
Date: 3rd – 4th November 2017
Venue: Singapore River, across Clarke Quay, Boat Quay, Robertson Quay
Time: Whole Day.
Admission: Free
More information here.
5. Singapore Writers Festival 2017


Spread out along the upcoming week over a period of 10 days, celebrating 20 years running and counting, this year’s festival theme; Aram (Tamil for ‘Doing good’) will feature various topics such as sexuality in Asian writing, women in Tamil literature and explore the meanings of  virtue, conscience and societal values in an ever-changing complex world.  Through the years, this event has become a meeting point for writers and a date looked forward to in the cultural calender of Singapore filled with over 100 events of panel discussions, workshops, performances and film screenings.
Date: 3rd – 12th November 2017
Venue & Time: Various locations.
Refer here to the festival programme guidebook for more information.
Admission: Free to $25
Get your tickets here.
6. Starker Music Carnival 2017


7 hours of authentic German beer, live music, food, fun and games all happening at the Starker Music Festival this coming Saturday! With German beer games like beer sliding and ring toss and non-stop live music and performances from Taiwan Mandopop artist A-Lin and Local Artists The Facade, Alfred Sim, Jasmine Sokko and many more not to be missed. Tickets are selling at $25 and it comes with a pint of your choice of beer from 5 unique Starker brews; Lager, Aromatic, Lychee, Charcoal, Dunkel as well as a side of tapas of your choice; Cheese Waffle Fries, Chicken quesadilla and more! The carnival is also family friendly so you can also opt out for a non-alcoholic drink as well! Bring your family and friends done and have a great time at the carnival together. Watch our video here for a glimpse at what to expect!
Date: 4th November 2017
Venue: Tanjong Pagar Centre Urban Park L1
5 Wallich Street, #01-17/18
Singapore 078883
Time: 3.30PM – 10.30PM
Admission: $25, inclusive of a F&B set: pint of beer and a side of carnival bites.
Get your tickets here.
7. Panic In The Park


Halloween is not over just yet at Downtown East’s first ever Halloween themed run that will end with a music party in a water theme park! Panic In The Park will start off from Pasir Ris Park with an undead-themed 5KM run and end up with a music party in the newly reopened and revamped Wild Wild Wet.  Sign your kids up for the 1.5KM Frenzy Run for some Trick or Treat time with your family.
Date: 4 November 2017
Venue: Wild Wild Wet, Downtown East
1 Pasir Ris Close
Singapore 519599
Time: 4PM – 7PM
Admission: Registration starts from $45
Get your tickets here.

8. MICappella <You and I> Live In Concert 2017


Acquainted with Pentatonix and Pitch Perfect? Meet MICappella! Our very own local 6-membered vocal group who rose to fame after appearing on the chinese edition of The Sing Off, who will be having their very first solo concert in Singapore this coming Saturday at the Capitol Theatre. Come ready for a harmonizing night of nothing but six voices bursting with energy that will take you along their musical journey!
Date: 4th November 2017
Venue: Capitol Theatre
17 Stamford Road
Singapore 178907
Time: 8PM – 10PM
Admission: $48 – $78
Get your tickets here.

9. Gastromonth 2017


The Annual Gastromonth 2017 will be taking place from the 30th of October to 26 November, where gourmets in Singapore can take up the chance to dine at Michelin-starred restaurants and delight in specially curated dishes at pocket-friendly prices. 40 over restaurants will be participating this year, including 11 Michelin-starred establishments. Offering a range from casual concepts serving quality comfort food to Michelin-starred restaurants, each will be serving lunch and dinner menus that are specially curated for this event. Read here for all about our first Omakase experience at Michelin starred Japanese restaurant Shoukouwa, that will be featured during the third week of gastromonth.
Date: 30 October – 26 November 2017
Venue & Time: Across varies restaurants.
More information here.

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