Weekender Guide Singapore: See, Do, Eat on Nov. 11-13, 2022
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The Beat Singapore’s Weekender Guide: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, & Drink on Nov. 11-13, 2022

Ahh, another weekend is upon us and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the city! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Singapore’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do this weekend—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss. To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Singapore to see what’s best in store for the weekend.

1. Christmas on a Great Street

Glittering baubles will dazzle Orchard Road for the return of “Christmas on a Great Street,” an annual activity that lights up the famed shopping district to signal the holiday season. Mini bazaars will dot the street on Nov. 12 for the light-up ceremony, welcoming visitors with a flurry of trinkets and finds to kickstart holiday shopping. One of the highlights is the Christmas Village, which houses Singapore’s first-ever white carousel, inflatable bouncers, and rides that kids are bound to enjoy. Christmas carols will also serenade visitors in four zones: ION Orchard to Mandarin Gallery, Paragon, Far East Shopping Centre, and Wheelock Place.

Check out this page to know more about this holiday event.

When: Nov. 12, 2022-Jan. 2, 2023

Where: Orchard Road

How much: Free

2. It’s Not a Gig, It’s a Party

Bob your head to the beat as Singapore’s homegrown talents raise the roof with their guitars, drums, and sleek vocals. But before you mistake this as just another alternative soundtrip at your favorite bar, organisers of Late Shenanigans would like to post a disclaimer—nope, “it’s not a gig, it’s a party.” Expect performances from T.HIRST, Jerzy, Made With Monsters, Cactus Cactus, Hijack Hayley, Glassmouth, and Suneater. Come with a friend and clink your glasses to good music, or fly solo and meet fellow partygoers at the venue—whatever your vibe is, this night will definitely be fun.

Each presale ticket entitles you to a complementary drink, so book one here.

When: 7:30 PM, Nov. 12

Where: ROOM 0416 #04-16 Beach Road

How much: S$22 (presale), S$22-S$24 (door tickets, no free drink)

3. Yunizar: New Perspectives

Gajah Gallery is serving home to Indonesian artist Yunizar’s solo exhibition, showcasing the “unique trajectory and milestones” of his career. From paintings that employ archaic colours and rhythmic scribbles to bronze sculptures made about a decade ago, this exhibit displays the artist’s complex interpretations that aim to defy conventions. The exhibit also coincides with the launch of Yunizar’s first “comprehensive publication encompassing [his] two-decade oeuvre” through the book entitled “Yunizar: New Perspectives.”

Read more about this showcase on Gajah Gallery’s website.

When: Now until Nov. 27

Where: Gajah Gallery, 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark #03-04

How much: Free (exhibit); To order the book, click here

4. GrillFest at Sentosa

You have until this weekend to enjoy Grill Fest along Siloso Beach, the smokin’ edition of this year’s Sentosa Food Fest. The smell of charred meat will waft through the air while local vendors will flip and toss their tongs and delight foodies with batches of fresh catches. The vendors lineup includes Big O, A Hua Kelong, and Homeground Grill. Craft Beer Island, Craft B, and Archipelago Brewery will provide your dose of booze, while Co+Nut+Ink and Legato will have everything covered in the dessert department.

When: Now until Nov. 13

Where: Siloso Beach

How much: Price varies

5. Avatar at Gardens by the Bay

Tune out from the city’s bustle and step into the world of Pandora with “Avatar: The Experience” at Garden’s by the Bay. This interactive installation lets visitors in on an immersive exploration featuring mystical creatures, bioluminescent environments, and colourful flora. Come face to face with a parent Banshee, its baby, and a Viperwolf pup. Plus, get a glimpse of the creatures to be introduced in the upcoming “Avatar: The Way of Water” film. For tickets and other details, go here.

When: 9 AM-9 PM, Now until March 31, 2023

Where: Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive

How much: S$53 (adult), S$40 (child)

6. Jihyun Hong Standup Comedy

Korean standup comedian Jihyun Hong is in charge of boosting your happy hormones this week with a night of witty and fun acts at The Lemon Stand Comedy Club. Other Singaporean comedians will join Jihyun on stage, equipped with fall-off-your-seat banter and hilarious one-liners. Guests can enjoy drinks, plus complimentary popcorn per table. Visit this website to lock in your tickets.

When: 8 PM, Nov. 11

Where: The Lemon Stand, 12 Queen Street, 01-02

How much: S$53.45

7. Clay Makers’ Market

While it found new recognition among pandemic-stranded hobbyists in the last two years, pottery has been one of the world’s oldest art forms. In Singapore, more than 120 local clay creatives are banding together to celebrate this timeless art. Expect over 60 tables displaying unique pieces for exhibition and sale. Goh Eck Kheng, Mona Malhotra, Rachita Tania Misra, and Saya Yamaguchi are among the potters to represent Singapore studios. Professional ceramicists will also grace the event to lend their expertise in moulding wonderful creations using your bare hands. Visit Clay Makers’ Market 2022 for more information.

When: Nov. 10-13

Where: Enabling Village 20 Lengkok Bahru UOB Ability Hub

How much: S$8

8. Wayang Spaceship Experience

A public installation commissioned by The Everyday Museum, Wayang Spaceship is a travelling Chinese theatre that “illuminat[es] the past, present and future with an operatic symphony of light, sound and image.” Under flickering lights, the spaceship turns the frame to the evolution of Cantonese opera and its “unlikely relationship” with science fiction in China. This weekend, media theorist Shaoling Ma and performance researcher Alvin Lim will hold a dialogue to unwrap the futurism behind the installation and the narratives surrounding it.

Click here to sign up and book your slot.

When: 6 PM-7 PM, Nov. 11

Where: Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Level 3, SAM

How much: Free

9. Cantonese Delights at Pan Pacific Singapore

Pan Pacific Singapore’s award-winning restaurant Hai Tien Lo has refreshed its menu, spotlighting traditional Cantonese cuisine. Get a taste of chef Ricky’s signature dishes such as Crispy Chicken Smoked with Royal Tie Guanyin, Fresh Crab Meat and Egg White stuffed in Chicken Wing, and Stewed Eight Treasure Wagyu Beef Cheeks with Spring Onion and Garlic. We guarantee this luxurious menu is the perfect reward for a manic work week that was.

When: Ongoing

Where: Hai Tien Lo, Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Blvd

How much: Price varies

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