Flea markets, sneaker conventions, secret dance parties and a debate on love.

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It's been a tough week with lots of dreadful news, but here's hoping next week will be better, especially after a couple days of relaxing, eating and partying with your friends.

Friday, Nov 11


Headquartes by The Council (Photo credit: Colossal Photos)
 

MARKET
Fri-nally Fete
, a market that celebrates the end of the work week, is partnering up with One Kampong Glam to bring you a flea market in Baghdad Street. There will be a plethora of stalls, selling street apparel, jewelry, art pieces, kitsch accessories and other arty stuff. Nov 11

PARTY
Secret club Headquarters by the Council is having another night of revelry, this night with Mislav, who has three music labels under his belt, will be bringing his signature underground electronic music. Nov 11


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FASHION
It's almost the end of the year; so it's time to splurge a little on yourself before the Christmas shopping madness begins. Online luxury fashion retailer OUTNET has an elegant selection of clothing, shoes bags and accessories from the likes of Balmain, Helmut Lang, Alexander Wang and more, and they're all at discounted prices. From now till Dec 31, enjoy 20% off your first purchase when you pay with UOB Cards. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


PARTY
Blu Jaz Cafe's Get Real, which happens every second Friday of the month, will be delivering a night of nostalgia. DJ JAG, DJ Titus and MC AUBZ will be spinning good old R&B, hip-hop and reggaeton from the 2000s. Nov 11

MARKET
If you're on the lookout to furnish your home and wardrobe with all things vintage, check out the Katong Square's three-day Lifestyle & Vintage Market, where you can dig around for vinyl, vintage accessories, gramophones and other hidden gems. Nov 11-13

FILM
The Singapore Eco Film Festival brings together many environmental organizations of Singapore, along with 22 films selected from around the globe and 27 panelists who will be hosting discussions around climate change, citizen initiatives and related issues. Also interesting is the bike-powered projector which will be used to screen Nature is Speaking, where big-deal actors like Liam Neeson, and Julia Roberts voice the various forces of nature. Nov 11-13

Saturday, Nov 12

WELLNESS
Join Garfield the cat for a fun-filled theme run with this third edition held at the Promontory @ Marina Bay. This year, it's going to be extra special as they'll be helping Cat Welfare Society to raise as many funds as possible. Nov 12

FILM

Part of Singapore Writers Festival, there will be a screening of Flowers of Taipei which shows the influence of Taiwan New Cinema on a global scale. Do look forward to an engaging session after the screening, with a Taiwanese filmmaker and writer, Hsia Yeh and Angelika Wang Ken-Yu who is an accomplished documentary filmmaker who has worked with several Taiwan New Cinema Production. Nov 12

CONVENTION
Singapore's highly anticipated sneaker and streetwear convention, Sole Superior, returns for the fourth time at Zouk. So if you're looking to cop a pair of rare kicks and limited edition shoes, this is the place to be. And if you fancy yourself some ink, you can pick from a flash sheet of graphics by artist collective, Tell Your Children. Nov 12


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SHOPPING
If you’ve never shopped for anything on the world's biggest online commerce store, Alibaba, you now have a reason to. Surf around the site and you'll realize that the world's biggest online commerce company offers a huge range of products you might not even know you want yet; from decorative items like a 200-LED net mesh fairy lights to bedazzle your room with to fashion apparels, bags and accessories to add to your wardrobe. When you check out from Alibaba via ShopBack using your UOB Card on Singles’ Day (Nov 11), you’ll receive extra S$8 cashback on top of the rebates. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


MARKET
The Christmas edition of Pop Up on the Hill returns to the Tin Hill Social Kitchen & Bar. Come in early as it is a whole-day affair, fuel yourself with their brunch deals and start shopping as there will be a plethora of retail options such as Embrace Jewellery and Aussie high street fashion label, theWYLDshop. End the day with their dinner deal which includes free flow of wines. Nov 12

ART
Although the program for the year-end edition of Gillman Barracks' Art Day Out is still in the works, you can be sure to expect a day of fun with a ton of food, drinks, music, mural paintings and more. Save the date and watch this space. Nov 12


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SHOPPING
Have a hard time picking the perfect Christmas gift? Local design retailer Naiise has been long beloved for its original, Singapore-inspired knick-knacks, and stocking Instagram-worthy items from more than 890 brands both locally and around the world. New sign-ups with UOB Cards will receive 12% off (use the promo code "NaiiseUOB12") while existing cardmembers will get 8% off (use the promo code "NaiiseUOB8"). Not applicable to furniture, workshops, gift cards and on-sale items. Valid from Nov 11-17. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


SPORTS
Watch 12 different fights, MMA fighters and kickboxers from New Zealand, the US, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, India and Singapore battle it out at the fourth installment of the Singapore Fighting Championship. Nov 12

PARTY
This edition of Poptart sees the dynamic duo Adrian Wee & KiDG bringing their brand of indie-flavored everything to their former home at Zouk before the iconic nightclub moves to Clarke Quay. Nov 12

MARKET
Arty maker types will be happy to know that Etsy sellers and makers from Singapore like Alfie De Meow, Wouldvecouldve Say What and so many more are coming together to put their crafts on sale at the at the Etsy Made Local Singapore market held at Capitol Piazza this month. Nov 12-13

DRINK
Gather your friends and plan for a whisky-filled weekend as Southeast Asia’s premier whisky and spirits show, Whisky Live Singapore 2016, returns to Capella Hotel Singapore in Sentosa for its seventh edition with about 300 expressions and over 60 whisky and spirit brands to try. Big names such as whisky writer Dave Broom will also be hosting masterclasses. Nov 12-13

EXHIBITION
Part of the Singapore International Photography Festival, Daido Moriyama Prints and Books 1960s-1980s is on for just a couple more days. Be transported back to the past as Daido Moriyama’s (aka the father of street photography) photos show you a darker side of Japan between the 60s and 80s. Through Nov 13

Sunday, Nov 13


Singapore's Writers Festival

THEATER

Take a walk down memory lane with theatre and local TV actress, Siti Khalijah, through her one-woman performance. Based on the novel, An Actor Prepares by Konstantin Stanislavski, this play, part of this year’s Singapore Writers Festival, will unveil the growth of Siti, from her salad days to the respected actress that she is today. Nov 13 

 

TALK

Part of the Singapore Writer’s Festival, American author, Lionel Shriver who won the 2005 Orange Prize winner for We Need to Talk About Kevin will be sharing her perspective on contemporary issues such as economic meltdown, poverty and theft from her latest book, The Mandibles: A Family, 2029-2047, which is imminent since Trump is the president of America. Nov 13

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Taobao

SHOPPING
Taobao’s the style guru's go-to when it comes to super affordable apparel; just make sure you know how to look out for reliable sellers and understand their feedback system before. Treat youself this Singles’ Day and receive extra S$8 cashback on top of the rebate when you check out from Taobao via ShopBack using a UOB Card. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


PARTY
Kult Kafe’ Sunday on the hill will be getting a busker-style edition. So head down, and get to enjoy performances from poets, dancers, musicians, jugglers and many more. You can even join in and show off what you got, and there will awesome barbeque food from Sidercar Sausages. Nov 13

TALK

The Singapore's Writers Festival ends with the customary closing debate. This year's topic is This House Believes Singapoerans Are in the Mood for Love. The event description cites some heteronormative stuff like low birth rates and and rising divorce rates, but we're sure the poets and writers will bring more imaginative approaches to the topic. Be sure to arrive in the afternoon to collect your ticket (it's free) as this event tends to be super well-attended. Nov 13

 

EXHIBITION

Explore an educational journey into the destinations that have made it to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list, which includes the Singapore Botanic Gardens, at Exploring our World’s Heritage Exhibition. Take a trip around the world in this exhibition as it takes you to nine countries in the span of a day. Through Nov 20


Singles' Day gives you 50% off from your favorite online stores, valid on Nov 11 and beyond. Love can wait, but these amazing deals won't.

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