Free lunches for three days, a couple of Christmas markets and catch a few films.

You're probably still recovering from Neon Lights and/or all those gin parties over the weekend, but time waits for no one, especially when it is strewn with Christmas markets, film screenings, comedy and lots more. Here's what to do this week in Singapore.

Monday, Nov 28

TALK
Start the week off with a discussion on gender expression and gender relations hosted by the UN Women Singapore Committee at at Tanglin International Centre. Nov 28

MARKET
If you still haven’t settled your gifts, head down to Millenia Walk for a Christmas market organized by Free Folk. There will be a plethora of handmade items from local designers such as Heart-a-tag's quirky pouches, bags with stamp print motifs and unique handmade jewelry by Whimsy and Magic. Nov 28-Dec 4

FOOD
You only have a couple more days to enjoy all the great food options at Timbre+ for $1. All you need to do is to pay with any UOB Cards through Apple Pay, UOB Might Pay or Android Pay. Through Nov 30


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ART
If you haven’t already taken an Instagram photo at the Future World: Where Art Meets Science exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, now’s your chance. This holiday season, don’t miss Future World’s special festive installation "Sketch Christmas" at ArtScience Museum, where you can color Santa Claus and watch him magically come alive in Christmas Town. Also, check out more than 200 historically significant artefacts, many that have travelled to space and back, and discover the breakthroughs that made space flight and exploration a reality at the exhibition, NASA – A Human Adventure. Then, be amazed by world famous graphic artist M.C. Escher’s more than 150 original artworks, interactive installations and optical illusions at Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder. Enjoy access to these three exciting exhibitions from just $30.

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FESTIVAL
The Singapore International Film Festival has finally taken off, showcasing some of the region’s best films, including a local premier of K Rajagopal’s first feature film, A Yellow Bird. Through Dec 4

FESTIVAL
Get into the festive mood the next time you walk down Orchard Road, as the annual display of light fixtures, glowing reindeers and sparkling stars are now hanging over the roads and sidewalks of the busy street. This year, check out the five unique and interactive installations along the Orchard stretch. Through Jan 2

Tuesday, Nov 29

DRINK
If you have a keen interest in sake but lack the smarts, sign up for this sake introductory class. Discover the rich history of sake, the intricate process behind it, and learn how to select a good sake. Nov 29

COMEDY
Kumar will be at Canvas Club with riotously hilarious retellings of his personal life experiences and his view on local politics as well. You might not agree with him, but you will laugh for sure. Nov 29

EXHIBITION
Avengers fans, hold on to your hearts. Come to the Science Centre Singapore as the Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition has arrived. The first of its kind in Southeast Asia, the interactive sensory exhibition will let you pretend you're a recruit at The Avengers headquarters, and send you on a behind-the-scenes journey about all your favorite characters, like Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow, and Ant-Man. Through Mar 5 2017

Wednesday, Nov 30

PARTY
Guys, it's Zouk's final Mambo Jambo at Jiak Kim. What became a national phenomenon and possibly the longest running party in our nightlife history where both youths and middle aged men and women dance to oldies in unison, is finally coming to an end… for now. Nov 30

FOOD
Christmas came early for Irish pub, Muddy Murphy's. Come and make merry your friends while enjoying their special Christmas menu, such as stuffed roast turkey, roast beef and of course, a log cake. Savory Truffle be providing live music for the night. Nov 30

ART
Hone your art skills at Pens N' Brushes' open nude figure drawing session where you can talk to like-minded artists to help brush your own skills. Do note that taking pictures and touching of model is prohibited but that doesn't mean you can't get creative on the canvas. Nov 30

FOOD
Restaurant booking app Quandoo is celebrating its second birthday by treating everyone to free lunch (turns out there is such a thing). The pop-up restaurant will serve signature grub from their collaborators like Potato Head Folk, Pizza Express, Ninja Cut and more over three days. Nov 30-2 Dec

EXHIBITION
Calling all Harry Potter fans—besides the relatively new Cursed Child book and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them film to look forward to, you can now complete your fandom with a bunch of Harry Potter stamps, prop replicas, toys and other memorabilia from private collectors all around the world that'll be on display at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Through Jun 30, 2017

Thursday, Dec 1

FOOD
Janice Wong and ChauteauAsia are working together to host a unique champagne and dim sum pairing event at her restaurant in the National Museum of Singapore. There, she'll share her creations and expertise about dim sum. Dec 1

PARTY
It's going to be a huge night at our favorite underground haunt in Orchard. D-Styles, one of the most skilled scratch DJs in the world will flaunting his turntablist skills at Cherry Discotheque, along with Anrev, who just won this year's Beat Junkies Instagram Competition. Residents Kiat, Intriguant and Koflow helms the deck after. Dec 1

FESTIVAL
The Singapore Biennale is back after three years. This fifth edition of the contemporary art exhibition, titled “Atlas of Mirrors”, will showcase 58 different artwork presentations from 60 artists (10 of which are Singaporean) and three art collectives who were shortlisted based on their past work and art practices by creative director Susie Lingham and a bunch of museum and associate curators. Through Feb 26, 2016

Friday, Dec 2

MARKET
The monthly MAAD Market is back with over 130 participants who will be selling their creative works that revolve based on the Christmas theme. There will also be the Portraits After Dark activity, where visitors can pose for 20 minutes and have their portraits drawn by the community. Dec 2

PARTY
The Christmas parties have begun: Prince of Wales is throwing their annual Christmas party early this year, where you can enjoy live music from Kirk and Marsha, party packs and $11 draft pints all day. Dec 2

CONCERT
Get your fix of jazz music while helping Singapore's migrant workers at beCAUSE, a beneficairy jazz concert at Sultan Hotel’s SingJazz Club, organized by Singapore-based singer-songwriter Dru Chen and his partner Melyssa Goh. Dec 2

SPORT
What's the point of owning a lightsaber if you can't use it? Live out your dreams and take part in this workshop by The Saber Authority, where you'll learn how to properly wield your very own lightsaber. Then, catch the combat saber tournament where contestants battle it out. Dec 2

PARTY

CATO is hosting Giegling, one of the most renowned labels in Germany over the years. Before becoming a label, it was a small club in Weimar, Germany that held many electrifying house and techno nights. Representing them for the night are Dj Dustin, ATEQ and Yadin. Dec 2

FESTIVAL
Celebrate National Gallery Singapore's first anniversary on the second weekend of their inaugural Light to Night Festival, featuring interactive sculptures, art and design markets, food fare and more. Need the condensed version? Here are 9 things you should check out. Dec 2-4

TALK
If you're looking to get inspired at the Light to Night festival, head over to the PechaKucha night at the Supreme Court Terrace where you can meet some of the most creative minds of Singapore. They'll be presenting their works and stories in 20 slides (each slide is displayed for 20 seconds). Dec 2

MARKET
Get away from buying the usual gifts and go hunting at the CHIJMES' Christmas pop-up where Qu Du Bon will be selling bags, leather pouches, cotton totes and more. Avant glasse will also be there to showcase their offerings of Christmas home decor. Dec 2-4