Bonjour friends. From the French Film Festival to festive art exhibitions and festivals like the Affordable Art Fair Singapore Autumn 2017, this weekend showcases a plethora of artistic platforms of every individual to enjoy and be apart of! Whether its having an afternoon of fun right here in your very neighbourhood with Arts in your neighbourhood, trying up to 250 samples from across the globe at The ALT MKT or enjoying a night immerse in modern soul fun ‘midtempo 1970s-style funk’ at Jungle Live in Singapore, it is sure to stir up your creative hearts and souls this coming weekend!
1. French Film Festival
With a diverse line-up of 16 films; top box office hits and classics French works, perfect your hearts and souls for time of joy, tears and plenty of laughter as you immerse yourself at the French Film Festival 2017! From action thrillers, comedies, heart-warming dramas and many more, come and experience French cinema right here in Singapore like no other way. Find out more here.
Date: 9th -19th November 2017
Shaw Theaters Lido
350 Orchard Road
5th/6th Floor Shaw House
1 Sarkies Road
Level 1, Singapore 258130
6001 Beach Road
#05-00 Golden Mile Tower
Time: Schedule varies. More information here.
Shaw Theaters Lido: $11 – $13. Get your tickets here.
Alliance Francaise: $11 – $19. Get your tickets here.
The Projector: $11.50 – $28.50 Get your tickets here.
2. Arts in your neighbourhood
Organized by the National Arts Council, Arts in your neighbourhood brings interactive art experiences directy to your doorsteps in your very own neighbourhood all across Singapore. With peformance and programmes by established artists and art groups like Syndicate, Lim Soo Ngee and homegrown theatre company The finger Players, expect to be thrown into a frenzy of exciting enriching arts experience this November. Walking trails, exhibitions and performances will be held across nine neighbourhoods – Jurong, Ang Mo Kio, Tampines, Yishun, Woodlands, Yew Tee, Boon Lay, Toa Payoh and Bedok. There is sure to be something happening in your area that interests you so join in the fun!
Date: 9th – 26th November 2017
Venue & Time: All across Singapore.
Check their website for more information.
3. ALT MKT – The Alternative Market
Spanning across the whole weekend, ALT MKT is a social, retail and lifestyle festival offering food stalls like Meatsmith, The Oyster Cart, music featuring the likes of JAWN, KrystaJoy, Ben Jacob Lee X Louisa Kan and Shak’thiya Subramaniamm – Shak & The Baits, as well as the widest range of craft beers, ciders, spirits and many more! All ticketholders will get receive an exclusive sampling glass (worth $12) and will get the opportunity to sample over 250 unique products (Sampling sessions 12-3pm and 5-8pm daily) and gain access to exclusive masterclassess and sharing sessions conducted by industry experts. Get to try some quality booze and purchase them at wallet friendly prices for the upcoming Christmas festive season. Everyone’s invitied! (Your pets are welcome to join in as well!) So mark these dates down on your calender and don’t miss it!
Date: 17th – 19th November 2017
Venue: UE Square Skylight Atrium
Friday & Saturday: 11AM – 10.30PM
Sunday: 11AM – 8PM
Admission: $30 – $45. 3-day pass at $80.
Book your tickets here.
4. NTU CCA Singapore: Art After Dark x Gilman Barracks
Marking the fifth anniversary of Gilman Barracks’ 5th Anniversary and the 4th Anniversary of NTU CCA Singapore, Art After Dark x Gilman Barracks will be filled with 2 exciting events and exhibition like the ‘Residencies Open’ – a rare insight into an artist’s introverted sphere of studios, ‘Exhibition (de)Tour: Flowers from our Bloodlines’ – a series of presentations and ‘Ghosts and Spectres: Shadows of History’ – featuring video installations and films by artists around South East Asia, respectively – to mark the important milestone.
Jungle is a 7-piece live band based in London, dressed in soul-funk outfits, with a mad beat and music speciality for modern soul fun ‘midtempo 1970s-style funk’, intermixed with tropical infusions. Their classic ‘Busy Earnin’ is widely acclaimed as one of the finest break-out singles and their collection of past and future styles immediately catches the attention of many around the globe, spinning at Glastonbury, Leeds, and iTunes Festival. Formed in 2013, Jungle emphasizes on forging a true connection with their audience during their performances so you are sure to have a good time when they touch down in Singapore as part of their world tour. They will be in Singapore for one exclusive night at the Annexe Studio – Esplanade so don’t miss it!
Date: 17th November 2017
1 Esplanade Dr
Time: 8.30PM (Doors open 7.30PM)
Admission: $98 – $110
Get your tickets here.
6. Affordable Art Fair Singapore Autumn 2017
Showcasing affordable contemporary art featuring a fresh array of local, regional and international talents from 70 over galleries, The Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2017 is back for their eighth Autmn Edition from the 17th to 19th of November 2017. All contemporary art pieces will be priced between $100 to $15,000 with more then 3 quarters of them below $7,500. Anyone from newbie art lovers to established art collectors is welcomed to fall in love with art again at the fair and to receive hands-on advice and educational guidance as well.
Date: 17th November – 19th November 2017
Venue: F1 Pit Building
Friday: 12pm – 10PM
Saturday: 11AM – 8PM
Sunday: 11AM – 6PM
7. IMI Festival 2017
From the folks behind the electronic picnic festival Garden Beats, IMI Festival brings combines technology, music and creativity into one urban space for you to experience innovation, music and inspiration at a music festival that features art installations, talks, technology. Experience first-hand interactive art installations, sensorial tech showcase, tilt brush 3D painting and many more! Featuring a massive music line-up of international and local music artists – Grammy winning electronic duo Bob Moses, HVOB feat. Winston Marshall, Miami Horror, Mynth, Cats on Crack and many many more, come and strike up an discussion with our thought leaders and panel discussions exploring 3 key topics: Love 3.0: Changing How We Love; My Tech Addiction: Conquering Digital Noise; Limitless: Becoming Superhuman. Check their official website here for more information.
Date: 18th November 2017
Venue: Old Kallang Airport
9 Stadium Link
Time: 11AM – 3AM
Admission: $35 – $135
Get your tickets here.
8. Dreamseeds Arts Festival
Held over a period of one week, Club Rainbow Singapore presents Finding Futurenova at Dreamseeds Arts Fest second edition happening at SCAPE! Aiming to give beneficiaries with chronic illnessess a platform to freely create and express themselves, their creative pursuits and explorations are celebrated at the arts exhibition showcasing their art pieces through watercolour and photography. Tote bags, postcards and mugs will also be available for sale at the arts market. Join in yourself with complimentary hands-on tie-dye workshops or if you prefer a more chilled approach, sit back, relax and enjoy a free screening of local short films on the power of imagination and self-love. Come down and be apart of an arts community where everyone is included and encourage children and youth of all backgrounds to tap into their artistic potentials!
Date: 18th – 25th November 2017
2 Orchard Link
Time: Launch Day 18th November: 3PM – 9PM
19th – 25th November: 10.30AM – 10.30PM
9. Tribe x Music Market by Revision
Showcasing worldwide sounds from across all sub cltures and continents, Tribe by Revision Music’s RAH & Senja will be bringing a mix of selects, from Hip Hop & Reggae to Rare Groove; Drum & Bass & House to Funk, Soul & Jazz and that’s just hte tip of the iceberg! A curated music market will by Revision Music will also be happening where music lovers and collectors can swap your pre-loved vinyl and get some merchandise and physical releases from a range of Singaporean music labels, collectives, record enthusiasts and stores – they’ve got you covered!
Date: 19th November 2017
Venue: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club
66 Kampong Bugis, Level 1