Things To Do This Weekend (25 – 27 November)

The biggest art and music festival, Neon Lights, is back this weekend, with many exciting acts and activities available over two days for those who are headed down. Through the weekend, immerse yourself in theatre with an interactive murder mystery play, head down to an organic market for some fresh produce, or indulge in some fine dining at the Masterchef Dining experience.
1. Neon Lights


Neon Lights is Singapore’s premier music and arts festival with more than 150 music and art performances over two days. Headlining acts Foals and Sigur Rós have caused a stir among audiophiles who are eagerly anticipating these acts and more. There will be roving arts performances and look out for installations all around the area.

Date: 26 – 27 November
Venue: Fort Canning Park
River Valley Road
Singapore 179037
Time: –
Admission: Tickets from $250 available here
(more information here)

2. 27th Sgiff: Talks – Developing Screenplays in Singapore


Interested in screenwriting but never got a chance to properly learn it? Sit down at this talk with four experienced screenwriters, including three writer-directors, to learn about the creative process that goes on before filming, and delve into the pains and pleasures of writing a script. The screenwriters include Ken Kwek, Wong Kim Hoh, Boo Junfeng, and Sanif Olek.

Date: 27 November 2016
Venue: Scape Gallery @ Level 5
2 Orchard Link
Singapore 237978
Time: 3PM – 4:30PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

3. Organic-Friendly Farmers’ Market


With an array of fresh produce, spices for flavouring, sauces to complement your dishes and handcrafted breads and snacks, this market is a foodie’s haven. If you spot some unique foods or condiments that your loved ones will like, you can pick it up for them as an early Christmas gift. Present at the market are some helpful vendors who will teach you how to grow your own food.

Date: 26 November 2016
Venue: Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore
277 Orchard Road #10-01
Singapore 238858
Time: 9AM – 3PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

4. Guilty Pleasures


Get your party shoes ready for some Top 40 hits from the 90s, Girl Power edition. With tunes from crowd favourites Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, Spice Girls, M2M and TLC, you will be singing along on this night of feel-good revelry.

Date: 25 November 2016
Venue: Overeasy – Liat Towers
541 Orchard Road
Singapore 238881
Time: 8PM – late
Admission: Free
(more information here)

5. Singapore Biennale 2016


After a 3 year break, Singapore Biennale 2016 is back again with the theme  “An Atlas of Mirrors”. It is an international contemporary art exhibition featuring artists from East, South and Southeast Asia, and this year it explores shared histories and current realities within and beyond the region. This exhibition features never seen before artworks by more than 60 artists across Southeast Asia, and East and South Asia.

Date: Ongoing till 26 February 2017
Venue: Various locations
Singapore Art Museum including SAM at 8Q
Asian Civilisations Museum
National Museum of Singapore
Singapore Management University
The Peranakan Museum
Time: –
Admission: Free, though some exhibitions are ticketed
(more information here)

6. Body X – The Rehearsal


Following the sold out performance The Wedding in 2014, the creative team returns with The Rehearsal, a murder mystery production. Set in the 1970s, The Arts House will be transformed into a grand old mansion in accordance with the setting. This interactive performance requires you to decide which scenes to follow as the plot unfolds simultaneously in multiple spaces within the House. You have to collect the clues and piece the puzzle to determine the identity of the murderer.
Date: Ongoing – 27 November 2016
Venue: 1 Old Parliament Ln
Singapore 179429
Time: 10AM – 8PM
Admission: $42, tickets available here
(more information here)
7. MasterChef Dining & Bar


This is the moment all Masterchef fans have been waiting for – the most celebrated dining pop-up MasterChef Dining & Bar is now in Singapore. See in action the most popular cooking show in history with world-renowned chef and restaurateur Marco Pierre White and other top MasterChef personalities from US, Australia and Asia crafting bespoke menus and some Masterchef creations from past seasons.
Date: 25 November – 9 December 2016
Venue: Ash & Elm
80 Middle Road
Singapore 188966

Time: 12PM (lunch), 7PM (dinner)
Admission: From $168, tickets available here
(more information here)

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