15 after-work and weekend activities this November, ranging from a K-pop fest to free workout sessions

You’ll always have something to do after work hours this November. From great entertainment acts to food events, here’s a line-up of activities we’ve curated that we know you’re going to enjoy.

Entertainment & Arts

1. Global K-POP Festival, KAMP

Attention K-pop fanatics, an exciting event is coming soon, and you’d want to be there! The inaugural KAMP Singapore 2019 is the first stop for KAMP – a tour that’s set to make appearances in the US, Europe and the Middle East too. The two-day event will be filled with state-of-the-art effects, red carpet events, and chances for you to closely interact with your favourite artists.

Renowned names in the K-pop scene such as NCT 127, GFRIEND, Super Junior, WJSN, Momoland, Stray Kids, and more acts will make appearances and take the stage throughout the two days. Excited yet?

When: 9 – 10 November 2019
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub, 2 Stadium Walk, S(397691)
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Admission: From SGD100
For more information/ booking: KAMP Singapore 2019

2. French Film Festival

Singapore’s longest-running foreign film festival, French Film Festival, is back this year. The festival, which is part of the Voilah! France Singapore Festival, will feature a lineup of 27 films for you to binge on. There are lighthearted classics, and there are newer films that will get you thinking about current issues ranging from feminism to identity. Genres range from comedy, romance, drama and a newly introduced sexy section. Some of the titles you’ll see – Made in China, Love At Second Sight, Sybil, Things To Come.

This year, the film festival will also include animations and documentaries, which can be viewed at community clubs too. One exciting film the little ones will look forward to is Ballerina, which features Elle Fanning.

When: 4 – 17 November 2019
Where: Various venues
Time: Various timings
Admission: Prices vary according to the film and venue
For more information/ booking: French Film Festival 2019

3. Neon Lights


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The highly-anticipated premier outdoor music and arts festival is back once again. The 2019 edition sees crowd and music-industry favourites Mumford & Sons as well as Grammy-nominee Halsey. Other acts include British electronic-soul act HONNE, Fleetmac Wood, Nick Murphy, as well as local funk band MMLD. You can also look forward to gourmet food and drinks at the event.

When: 23 – 24 November 2019
Where: Fort Canning Park, Fort Green
Time: 1pm to late
Admission: From SGD128
For more information/ booking: Neon Lights Festival 2019

4. Singapore International Film Festival


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The annual Singapore International Film Festival, the city’s longest-running film fest, celebrates local and regional filmmakers. The event will be held across multiple venues and besides movie screenings, you can expect masterclasses, dialogues with filmmakers, and even mentorship programmes for students!

To get you hyped up for the festival, there will be a nature-inspired exhibition and an outdoor cinema – our favourite kind! While the full list of films are yet to be released, the opening film has been confirmed to be Wet Season by homegrown filmmaker Anthony Chen.

When: 21 November –1 December 2019
Where: Various venues
Time: Various timings
Admission: Prices vary according to the film and venue
For more information/ booking: Singapore International Film Festival

5. The Kumar Show: November 2019 Edition


Local comedian and crowd-favourite Kumar is having his stand-up nights this November! With his courage to speak up for queer issues and controversial local politics, Kumar never fails to make us laugh, especially at his outspoken opinions on local taboo topics. If you’re ready for humorous, fun nights, here’s the place to be at!

When: 5 – 28 November 2019
Where: Canvas Singapore, 20 Upper Circular Rd, #B1-01/06 The Riverwalk, S(058416)
Time: 7 – 10pm
Admission: From SGD25
For more information/ booking: The Kumar Show: November 2019 Edition 

6. U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2019 Live in Singapore

Yes, U2 is coming to Singapore!! The band will be bringing the Joshua Tree Tour to Singapore for the very first time. Expect hits like American Soul, from the Irish band’s latest album, Songs of Experience, as well as its golden hits. If you haven’t already secured tickets, you’ll want to book them ASAP – U2 is selling out shows all around Australia!

When: 30 November – 1 December 2019
Where: National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Dr, S(397629)
Time: 8 – 10pm
Admission: From SGD98
For more information/ booking: U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 

7. Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction

Back for its 13th edition is the Singapore Biennale, which was established in 2006. It stands as our country’s platform for dialogue in contemporary art. Presenting artistic practices in Singapore and the region in a global context, the Biennale has a four-month exhibition that celebrates the art and culture – with artist and curator talks and tours, school visits and workshops, and community days. Of course, you can expect intriguing galleries and presentations. This is a must-visit for the art and culture-lovers.

When: 22 November – 22 March 2019
Where: Various venues
Time: Various timings
Admission: Free
For more information/ booking: Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction

8. Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2019

This year’s Affordable Art Fair Singapore brings you a wide range of contemporary art, priced below SGD15,000 with 75% of the art being offered at less than SG7,500!

The Affordable Art Fair 2019 will offer a fresh plethora of local, regional, and international talents, presenting over 80 galleries. It also gives new and established art enthusiasts and collectors hands-on advice to best pursue this passion!

When: 22 – 24 November 2019
Where: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, S(038975)
Time: 12 – 6pm
Admission: From SGD18
For more information/ booking: Affordable Art Fair Singapore 2019 

Food & Drinks

1. Artbox Singapore 2019: Eden

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We’re back after so long, and now it’s time to put the ART in ARTBOX. In our specially curated 3rd Edition of ARTBOX SINGAPORE, we celebrate the infinite variety of the Arts that we simply cannot live without. More than just an event, this is a movement we believe Singapore has long awaited for. A marvelling experience for both families and friends awaits you this November. Honouring art, creation and humanity, no statement can do this celebration justice, other than ARTBOX SINGAPORE: EDEN. We bring with us our signature array of regional food, shopping and this year’s unique performances and recreations. See you then, Singapore. • ?Singapore Turf Club (The Grounds@Kranji) ? 15-17 & 22-24 Nov 2019, Fri-Sun ⏰ 3-11PM • #ARTBOXSG2019 #ARTBOXSGEDEN

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The night market concept from Bangkok that’s always a hit with the local crowd, is back for its 2019 edition! The first and biggest creative pop-up market will bring back an extensive range of food and beverage options, craft workshops, fashion retailers, entertainment, and more. Some F&B favourites you can prepare to feast on – Beef Bro, Gryphon Tea & Co., and Dum Dum Thai Drinks.

For the hipsters and Instagram-gen: Expect loads of Instagram-worthy spots this year, such as a three-storey entrance container that is said to be gorgeous.

P.S. The vendors change every week, so be prepared to hit Artbox a few times this year.

When: 15 – 17 November 2019, 22 – 24 November 2019
Where: The Grounds@Kranji, Singapore Turf Club, 1 Turf Club Ave, S(738078)
Time: 3pm to 11pm
Admission: Free
For more information/ booking: Artbox SG

2. Brewski Beer Bash

Round up your week with burger bar new york, which is presenting the inaugural Brewski Beer Bash in Singapore. Get yourself a ticket that will entitle you to any five half pints and one can of beer. You’ll also enjoy discounts on drinks and can redeem a free Brewski shirt and glass!

When: 9 November 2019
Where: burger bar new york, #01-03 Amoy Street, S(069935)
Time: 5pm to late
Admission: SGD50
For more information/ booking: burger bar new york presents The Inaugural Brewski Beer Bash

3. Cheese & Wine Night


There’s no perfect pairing like cheese and wine. This November, The Cheese Shop will be hosting a cheese and wine pairing – prepared by The Cheese Shop’s Wine Guy, Andrew Manktelow. One thing you can expect? The seasonal Vacherin Mont D’or that’s melty and gooey, and cheesy perfection.

You can also try any of the cheeses at the shop’s display, which also happens to be the widest selection in Singapore. Alongside the wines and cheeses, you will also be given cold cuts, crackers, and anything that’ll complement the cheeses.

When: 15 November 2019 at the Bukit Timah Outlet, 29 November 2019 at the Joo Chiat outlet
Where: The Cheese Shop at Upper Bukit Timah & Joo Chiat
Time: 7pm to 9.30pm
Admission: SGD55
For more information/ booking: Cheese & Wine Night by The Cheese Shop

4. Singapore Dutch Pancake Night at 79 After Dark


The Dutch Pancake Night is a pop-up event that was started by a student over 10 years ago, and has since grown out to a movement with 500 events in more than 60 countries – Tokyo, Rome, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Tanzania to name a few.

The event held at 79 After Dark, an Indian-Asian Restaurant and Bar, brings together people who want to hang out and mingle over free dutch pancakes, in a casual setting. The organiser, Robin, will bring enough ingredients for everyone. You can bring along extra toppings if you’d like, but take note that outside food and drinks are not allowed!

When: 16 November 2019
Where: 79 After Dark, 79 Circular Road, S(049433)
Time: 7pm to late
Admission: Free
For more information/ booking: Singapore Dutch Pancake Night 2019

5. Ribfest 2019 by Morganfield’s Singapore

Celebrate Thanksgiving and an early Christmas at Morganfield’s annual Ribfest. For SGD88, you’ll get free flow to these Christmas specials – Cranberry and Hazelnut Sticky Bones Spare Ribs & Baby Back Ribs, Barbeque Beef Rib, slow-roasted Roast Beef Ribeye, Orange Marmalade Glazed Whole Gammon Ham – and more!

While you nibble away, there’ll also be a free flow of beers, a list of wines to choose from, and a live band to fill the air.

When: 23 November 2019
Where: Morganfield’s, The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-23, S(138617)
Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
Admission: SGD88
For more information/ booking: Ribfest 2019!


1. FREE Workout at UE Bizhub EAST & Viva Business Park


Every Monday and Wednesday throughout the month of November, there will be a free workout at UE Bizhub East and Viva Business Park. The initiative by Health Promotion Board brings a different fitness theme each time, depending on the day and location; for instance Monday’s theme at UE Bizhub East is ‘Bounce DanceFit’ and Wednesday is ‘Zumba’. Sessions are themed ‘Fight Go’ at Viva Business Park, held on Wednesdays. The workout sessions are free, so there’s no excuse for you not to join!

When: 4 – 27 November 2019, on every Monday and Wednesday at UE Bizhub EAST & every Wednesday at Viva Business Park
Where: UE Bizhub EAST
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Admission: Free
For more information/ booking: FREE Workout at UE Bizhub EAST: Bounce DanceFit, FREE Workout at UE Bizhub EAST: Zumba, FREE Workout at VBP: Fight Do

2. New Balance Run Club

Put on your running shoes and join in on New Balance’s casual run, happening every Tuesday! Socialise and connect with fellow runners as you soak in Suntec City’s sights.

When: 5 – 26 November 2019, on every Tuesday
Where: Suntec City Mall, New Balance Lighthouse Store, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-325/326, S(038983)
Time: 6pm to 7pm
Admission: Free
For more information/ booking: New Balance Run Club