What To Do In November 2019: Attend Singapore Biennale, Watch The Sweeney Todd Musical And More
1/12 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
When November 28 to December 8
What If you've always wanted to watch a Broadway musical, here's your chance. Award-winning singer and actress Lea Salonga stars in the acclaimed musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street in Singapore—40 years after its Broadway debut. The production will be staged at the Sands Theatre till December 8.
2/12 Singapore Writers Festival 2019
When November 1 to 10
What Literary heavyweights, including Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James, Korean-American novelist Min Jin Lee, and British travel writer Pico Iyer, headline the 22nd edition of this annual festival themed “A Language of Our Own”, till November 10, across the Civic District.
3/12 Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction
When November 22, 2019 to March 22, 2020
What More than 70 local and international artists, including Singapore’s Amanda Heng and Japan’s Koki Tanaka, come together for the sixth edition of the Singapore Biennale to present works that reinforce the importance of Southeast Asian art within the global context till March 22, 2020, at various locations including sites within the Bras Basah Bugis precinct.
4/12 Les Ephémères, The Ephemeral Artist’s Studio
When November 1 to 23
What Fans of Cyril Kongo can watch the French graffiti artist at work in this live studio exhibition organised by art curator and consultancy, Canvas & Cloth. Kongo's completed masterpieces and iconic paintings are also available for purchase. For private viewings and group events only, till November 23. Call 8652 1110 to make an appointment. At The Mill (5 Jalan Kilang).
5/12 Clash de Cartier Studio
When November 15 to 17
What Take home a personalised haiku or nosh on pastries at Cartier’s largest experiential pop-up in Southeast Asia. It gives guests a closer look at the Clash de Cartier jewellery collection from November 15 to 17, at STPI—Creative Workshop & Gallery.
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6/12 Suddenly Turning Visible: Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia (1969-1989)
When November 19, 2019 to March 15, 2020
What The exhibition draws parallels between 1970s art and architecture in Southeast Asia, as cities such as Singapore, Bangkok and Manila embark on their transformation into modern metropolises. There will be plenty of time to appreciate it as the exhibition will be held until March 15, 2020, at National Gallery Singapore.
7/12 A Spoonful of Sherman
When November 20 to 30
What Evoke the nostalgia of your childhood with the songs by Oscar-winning Sherman Brothers when this musical makes its Asian premiere, featuring veteran performer, Hossan Leong, till November 30, at Sota Drama Theatre.
8/12 Singapore International Film Festival 2019
When November 21 to December 1
What As part of its 30th anniversary, Singapore’s largest and longest-running film festival commissioned three short films by Southeast Asian filmmakers Yeo Siew Hua, Mouly Surya and Anucha Boonyawatana that anchor the theme of celebration. Film buffs can look forward to local filmmaker Anthony Chen's newest work Wet Season as the opening film, as well as three special presentation films fronted by strong female characters, namely Downton Abbey by Michael Engler, Nina Wu by Midi-Z and The Truth by Hirokazu Kore-eda.
9/12 The Singapore Children’s Society Charity Gala Dinner
When November 22
What The Singapore Children’s Society (SCS) seeks to reach its target of raising $12.5 million this year at its biennial charity gala dinner on November 22 at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore. Featuring a live and silent auction, all proceeds from the evening will go towards supporting the 12 SCS service centres and the four main programmes for the protection of vulnerable children and youth.
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10/12 Then Now and Beyond
When November 23, 2019 to January 31, 2020
What Luxury watch retailer The Hour Glass celebrates its 40th anniversary with an exhibition featuring a selection of objets d’art by world-renowned contemporary artists and designers, including Daniel Arsham and Marc Newson till January 31, 2020, at Malmaison by The Hour Glass.
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11/12 PangsGiving 2019
When November 28
What On November 28, local theatre company Pangdemonium will host its PangsGiving fundraiser, where guests can look forward to sumptuous meals at one of the 30 select restaurants in Singapore. They can also enjoy the company of local personalities, including singer Nathan Hartono and famed photographer Russel Wong, who will host the dinners.
(Related: 5 Minutes With... Stephanie Street, Pangdemonium’s Resident Playwright)
12/12 Giving Gala 2019
When December 2
What The YMCA of Singapore aims to raise $250,000 at the Giving Gala 2019 next month to better support the special needs community and empower them in their daily lives. To debunk notions of disability in society and to encourage the confidence, independence and self-esteem of its special needs members, the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Singapore held its inaugural expedition to ascend Mount Fuji in August. The YMCA Inclusive Climb saw 10 exceptional individuals that scaled the mountain—reaching 500m away from the summit—and overcame their individual adversities while achieving a milestone that once seemed impossible. On December 2, the YMCA will host its annual Giving Gala at Parkroyal on Pickering to raise funds to support its special needs programmes, including the Mount Fuji expedition next year.