24 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this weekend (Nov 27-29)

This is an especially packed weekend, so read this, plan ahead and pace yourself. There’s the long-anticipated Neon Lights, of course, along with Open Farm Community’s first big social market, a bunch of block parties, a whisky festival and lots more. We don’t know how you’ll get to it all, but you’re just going to have to try.

Fri, Nov 27

The I Love Anisong Concert is part of Anime Festival Asia, bringing in musicians who sang the original soundtracks of various anime. 

Blujaz is inaugurating the first of its New Orleans nights with big jazzy bands like Sidewalk Swingers and New Stream Jazz Band. Entry is free.

The Sunshine Nation Block Party is taking over Circular Road again from 7pm till 3am, with a slew of DJs headlined by German house prince Lexer. O Comptoir, Marco Marco and Gong will do special $29 menus for the night.

Straits Records is doing the Rilek Jack market at 24A Bali Lane on the second floor. Don’t miss out on music by local musicians as well as crafts and drinks from Forest Child and Bouitelle Pop. Check out our list of five flea markets to attend here.

Sat, Nov 28

The National Gallery Singapore opened on Tuesday, but you were probably chained to your desk. Well, you have no excuse now. Head over today. Entrance is free till Dec 6, but you need to make a booking to attend. Click here for more.

Taste from over 70 brands of whiskey at The Whiskey Live Festival, or dive into a masterclass to know more.

Stuff your face at the Ah Hood Burger Challenge. The winner will have his name listed in the Singapore Book of Records for the most number of buns eaten in 10mins, and $300 of dining credit available at Zhongshan Park. 

Come meet your next hot squeeze at this Relaxing Weekend Brunch for singles at Rabbit Carrot Gun. The way to the heart is through the stomach, after all.

Loof is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a party that includes a sambal chicken wing eating contest. The first 100 guests will receive a goodie bag.

Open Farm Community is having its first ever social market, so you can support local farmers and grab some grub from Kerbside Gourmet’s food truck in the parking lot. 

The Working Capitol is holding Green Is The New Black—The Conscious Festival, a sustainability-championing event aimed at promoting the conscious lifestyle. There will be workshops and a flea market.

The moment of truth arrives for new and promising local venture Neon Lights, a two-day music festival with a crazy exciting line-up involving Nouvelle Vague, Daughter, Damien Rice, Rachael Yamagata, and our secret faves, the Songhoy Blues from Mali. Don’t miss the slew of free (for festivalgoers) parties at clubs like Kyo and Canvas.

If you have your pass for Neon Lights, you can also attend some creative writing workshops at this year’s Lit Up. There’s one that tells you how yoga helps with creative writing.

The Illumi Run is here again, so team up with your friends and get non-toxic glow-in-the-dark paint splashed onto you. There’s also a party after. 

The 5 Floor Plans traveling exhibition is held at Tampines West CC, revealing the stories of a family that moved into their BTO flat for two years. Go and satisfy your inner voyeur.

The Wallich is hosting a comedy night, Weirdos, featuring seven emerging comics to talk about the most scandalous and their weirdest experiences.

Part of the Balestier, A Hundred Years event, this Heritage and Food Trail takes you to various heritage sites to sample the famous eating spots in the district. Register here as places are limited.

The Singapore Night Safari is transformed into a magical realm with Mystica, with surreal light effects, LED light performances and lots more.

Sun, Nov 29

Masochists can do the Swissotel Vertical Marathon, where participants will climb 1,336 steps over 73 floors.

The latest edition of Smack My Beach Up is happening at Tanjong Beach Club, this time with local DJs Rah and Nez, with electronic, hip-hop, dub and reggae beats.

Toe is playing in Singapore. J-rock fans, unite.

Hotel Vagabond’s Brunch + Beats with the music and entertainment group The Cuban Brothers. $120 gets you in for brunch, while $88 gets you access to cocktails, spirits and beer.

The Cat Welfare Society is organizing a Pet Adoption Drive at Home Team NS Sembawang. Apart from adoption, there’s merchanidise, vet consultation and seminars. Come for the churros.

The Love Kuching Group is organizing a pop-up cat cafe at The Garden Slug. Pose with a cat for $10. All proceeds go to rescuing stray animals and the group’s educational programs.