At the end of each month we think that Singapore can’t possible get any more happening, but then we’re always pleasantly surprised when new festivals, parties, and concerts cross our radar. If you’re looking to fill up your calendar with fun events and outings, this is where all the action is going down in November. Think world-class DJs, kitchen takeovers, outdoor markets, cocktail soirees, and more.
1 November – 10 November 2018
Cocktail connoisseurs will love this week-long festival dedicated to the noble Old Fashioned. The festival was originally launched in 2015 by Michael Landart of the Maria Loca bar in Paris and Cyrille Hugon of Rhum Fest France/Rumporter, and it has now become a global event. Swing by the IB HQ from 5pm onwards to sample classic creations and new twists on this bourbon-based favourite.
2 November – 7 November
Israeli food isn’t easy to find here in The Little Red Dot, which is why we’re super excited for A Taste of Jerusalem when internationally acclaimed Chef Yossi Elad of Jerusalem’s Machneyuda and The Palomar in London will be taking over the kitchen at Wild Honey. We can’t wait to sample his contemporary takes on classic Israeli dishes like shakshuka, sabich, musakhan, and mamilla. FYI – there’s also a free return trip to Israel up for grabs.
2 November – 11 November 2018
The Singapore Writers Festival is the perfect platform to unveil the Goethe-Institut Singapore’s virtual reality space inspired by Franz Kafka’s famous story The Metamorphosis. Step inside the world of main character Gregor Samsa and see his bedroom through his eyes… or should we say the eyes of the beetle he transformed into.
November 6 2018
Ever since releasing his hit song ‘Location’ in 2016, singer-songwriter Khalid has been making huge waves on the international music scene. His American Teen world tour has brought him to renowned festivals such as Coachella and Lollapalooza, and will soon see him lighting up the stage here in Singapore at Zepp@BIGBOX. Get your tickets now, because they’re selling out fast.
9 November 2018
CÉ LA VI never fails to impress with their house music series Crossfade, which showcases inspiring innovators in the electronic music scene. On November 9th, four-time Grammy nominee Kenny Dope will be hitting the decks at the Club Lounge with his unique fusion of house, hip hop, Latin, funk, and soul. Tickets are $28 at the door and include one premium pour.
9 November – 11 November 2018
For three days this November, the Fort Gate area of Fort Canning Park will be transformed into a haven of innovative music and arts with the Neon Lights festival. Expect live acts like Yuna, Cigarettes After Sex, The Vaccines, and NY indie legends Interpol, who will be performing for the first time ever in the region. There will also be creative workshops, art installations, and great gourmet food.
17 November 2018
Now back and fully rebooted, Invasion at Kilo Lounge brings together dope DJs from around the region. On Saturday November 17th, Jakarta legend Mikey Moran and Singapore-based Oliver Osborne will be throwing down their unique styles of deep house and techno to keep the dance floor grooving from 10pm until 4am. Entry is free before midnight and $20 after.
HRVST are the champions of clean, green cuisine here in Singapore, and on November 17th they’ll be partnering with The Social Space to present a beautiful 5-course veganmeal at this socially conscious and eco-friendly store. The hearty and wholesome meal goes for $58++ per person with your choice of seatings from 6:30pm to 8pm or 8:30pm to 10pm.
18 November 2018
What better way to spend a Sunday than out in the fresh air enjoying great music, food, and shopping? Sunday Social is back at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club with groovy beats by artists like Nic RiffRaff Anastas and Stephen Day, plus fun activities for kids, a vibrant market with local brands like Luna & Moon, Studio Emoi, and Green Nomad, and of course smoky grilled eats by the Camp Kilo crew.
November 30 – 8 December
Get ready to end November on a boozy note because the East Imperial Gin Jubilee is hitting our shores after a huge five-city tour. The festival kicks off at the Fullerton Hotel on November 30 with representatives from Singapore’s hottest bars whipping up their versions of the G&T. Over the following week you can expect mad masterclasses, samplings of the world’s best gins, and the grand finale announcement of Asia’s best G&T.