9 Interesting Things to Do This Weekend in S’pore (16 to 18 Nov)

Think there’s nothing to do in Singapore? Think again. This weekend is filled with tons of fun and exciting events and activities that you wouldn’t want to miss!

Looking for a refreshing date idea or perhaps somewhere to bring your kids to? Here are some of our top picks of things to do this weekend:

The Great Christmas Village 

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Date: 15 Nov – 26 Dec 2018
Time: 11.30am – 10pm (Sun – Thu), 11.30am – 11pm (Fri – Sat), 11.30am – 11pm (20 – 24 Dec)
Venue: Ngee Ann City, Civic Plaza
Price: Free

Returning for its sophomore edition, The Great Christmas Village promises to be a delicious and fun-filled experience for all! Visitors can soak in the festive vibes by meeting Santa Claus in person at the Hitachi Santa House on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 9 pm, and jam to the nightly live performances by local musicians, including 53A and Sweatshop Jam. Be awed by the fun amusement rides, including a duplex carousel brought in all the way from Italy! Many Mastercard Priceless surprises and promotions await you!

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Let’s Go Jalan Jalan

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Date: 16 – 18 November 2018
Time: 5 – 11 pm (Fri), 11 am – 11 pm (Sat & Sun)
Venue: Singapore Turf Club, Carpark B
Price: Free

Featuring more than 130 food and merchandise stalls, live music and entertainment performances by local talent, Let’s Go Jalan Jalan is upping the ante this year by bringing in a Go Kart track and live horses. The festival also promises lots of photo opportunities for Instagrammers!

Check out the 7 Most Instagrammable Food That Can Be Found At Let’s Go Jalan Jalan 2018.

Gotta Catch ‘Em All This Christmas

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Date: 16 November – 26 December 2018
Time: Check schedule here
Venue: AMK Hub, Jurong Point and Thomson Plaza
Price: Free

Pokémon fans rejoice! This Christmas, Pikachu and friends are taking a trip to Singapore to bring us all the festive cheer. For the first time ever in Singapore, catch two of the most adorable Pokémon characters, Eevee and Pikachu, as they perform at the dance parade! Fans can look forward to Singapore’s first life-size Pokémon installation to a Christmas tree embellished with Pokémon ornaments, as well as plenty of eye-catching activities that you can look forward to, and many special edition merchandises to collect.

Looking for more Christmas events and activities?

Dreamseeds Arts Fest 2018

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Date: 17 – 24 November 2018
Time: Various Timings
Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street, S199918
Price: Free

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A free open-to-public event, Dreamseeds Arts Fest 2018 is a week-long experiential event which showcases the artistic achievements of the beneficiaries under Club Rainbow. This year, the theme for the festival; ‘Me, Myself & You’, puts the spotlight on the uniqueness of self, and to aspire hope in the beneficiaries with chronic illnesses as they often feel different from everyone given the challenges they face in their daily lives. Members of the public can look forward to an arts exhibition, arts market, performing arts concert and complimentary craft-based experiential booths and creative workshops.

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Sensorium

Date: 17 – 18 November (Sat & Sun)
Time: 9 am – 9 pm
Venue: Funan Showsuite (located at the junction of High Street and Hill Street)
Price: Pre-register for free entry here

Dubbed the Fantastical Carnival of the Senses, Sensorium is a two-day celebration of urban wellness rituals and polysensory play. Dive deep into your senses like you’ve never done before at this festival which features exhibitions, workshops, tastings and crafted gifts.

Looking for more unique workshops and activities in Singapore?

Michael Chiang’s Private Parts

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Date: Until 18 November 2018
Time: Showtimes at 8 pm on weekdays, additional showtimes at 3 pm on weekends
Venue: National Library Drama Centre Theatre
Price: $43 – 98 (excl booking fee)

Lauded as “a special production that should not close until every person in the country has seen it”, the Singapore classic, Private Parts is coming back and ticketing opens today! Expect signature laugh-out-loud situations and snappy punchlines from this ‘serious comedy’ that explores gender complications, with a dizzy dose of TV histrionics tossed in for good measure.

The inaugural comedy about transsexuals is directed by Beatrice Chia-Richmond and boasts a stellar cast, including well-known TV personalities Jason Godfrey, Chua En Lao and YouTube star Hirzi.

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The Little Prince in the Dark

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Date: Until 22 December 2018
Time: Check tour schedule
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Price: Free for Singapore Citizens & PR

Explore unique tactile sculptures of The Little Prince In The Dark Collection with visually-impaired guides from Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Dialogue in the Dark. You’ll be led blindfolded through a mini-experience of the essential elements of The Little Prince with your sense of touch!

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Mamma Mia! The Musical

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Date: Until 18 November 2018
Time: Various showtimes
Venue: Marina Bay Sands
Price: $58 – 752

The sunny, funny tale of MAMMA MIA! unfolds on a Greek island paradise with Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known. This brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past. This enchanting story of love, laughter and friendship, has captured the hearts of over 60 million people from around the world and is brought to life by the timeless, toe-tapping hits of ABBA.

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The Inventions of Ancient Greece : Origins of Our Modern Technology

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Date: Till 17 March 2019
Time: 10 am – 6 pm (last entry at 5.30 pm)
Venue: The Annexe Building, Science Centre Singapore
Price: $9, free for children below 3 (excluding general admission to Science Centre)

Venture back in time and discover the history of Ancient Greece to explore their lesser-known contributions to the field of science and technology. Specially curated by Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology from Greece, the “Ancient Greek Technology Travelling Exhibition” features more than 40 inventions that span across a multitude of disciplines; such as automation, programming, astronomy, time-keeping, and music, just to name a few. What’s more, all exhibits are built with great accuracy, with most of them being fully functional! Experience the incredible technological achievements of the ancient Greeks from the moment you walk through the exhibition’s doors!

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This article originally appeared on BeScene SG.