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What’s On This Weekend In Singapore: 5 – 7 November 2021

Are you ready for your first weekend into November?

1. WGS x PasirPanjangBoy x Morsels

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The World Gourmet Summit (WGS) continues to focus on its quest to cultivate culinary talents in Singapore as it brings across another collaboration with private dining chef PasirPanjangBoy’s Culinary Maestro Tinoq Russell Goh and Dylan Chan, together with Chef Petrina Loh. PasirPanjangBoy will exhibit their charm and expertise in Peranakan flavours, bringing a beautiful combination of fare together with the creativity and innovation of Chef Petrina Loh at Morsels.

Start off with nibbles like the Ajitsuke Tamago Quail Egg paired with Sambal Tumis  Kakimochi and the Iberico Pork Jowl Ngoh Hiang accompanied with Habenero Chilli Chuka. Small plates like the Hokkaido Scallop are infused with South East Asian flavours like Laksa,  done in Ceviche, or Batalle Spanish Pork Belly with Buak Keluak. For the mains, think Jack’s  Creek Black Angus beef short rib rendang with Nasi Kunyit, Nasi Bunga Telang, and Sweet  Potato Leaf.

WGS x PasirPanjangBoy x Morsels
Address: 25 Dempsey Rd., #01-04, 249670
Date and time: 2 to 4 November 2021, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Price: *$188++ per person (additional $98++ per person for sake pairing). Buy tickets here.

2. Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) 2021

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Something’s brewing: The 24th edition of the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) is back from 5 to 14 November 2021.

Presented by Arts House Limited (AHL) and commissioned by the National Arts Council (NAC), this year’s hybrid festival (with some programmes held in-person and online) will bring together local and international authors to share candid thoughts and juicy opinions, creating safe spaces for the public to indulge in their literary pleasures. Some names that might excite you? Think Queer Eye‘s Tan France, Wet Market to Table author Pamelia Chia, veteran horror writer R.L. Stine and more!

Festival Director Pooja Nansi, shared her inspiration for this bold endeavour, ”Everyone needs a light-hearted pick me up. This year’s rather cheeky theme hopes to bring about some cheer and laughter to the local and international literary community. By exploring complicated relationships between guilt and pleasures, we are hoping that these novel pursuits will appeal to a wider audience and signal that the festival is not afraid of pushing boundaries to move Singapore’s literature scene forwards.”

Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) 2021
Address: Virtual + physical locations (See programme line-up for more information.)
Date and time: 5 to 14 November 2021 (See programme line-up.)
Festival passes: $28 for Early-Bird Festival Pass Plus ($35 Regular), $16 for Early-Bird Festival Pass ($20 Regular)
Festival passes are now available for sale here.

3. Baybeats 2021 @ Esplanade

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Baybeats returns with four days of solid hard-hitting good alternative music with performances live at Esplanade and on livestream for everyone at home!

Check out some of the most iconic Singapore bands who have performed in past editions at the Theatre Stage (Esplanade Theatre) and witness the full force of the Baybeats’ sound!

Featuring the loud and thumping Amateur Takes Control, ever eclectic Tiramisu, pop-rock gods Electrico, dream-pop quintet Pleasantry, hardcore legends Caracal, lion city ska punkers The Full Pledge Munkees and more.

You can also experience collaborative presentations at Esplanade Annexe Studio with four partners – Atmos, Big Duck, Middle Class Cigars and Secret Signals, each bringing their distinctive flavour to Baybeats (think: city pop, shoegaze, instrumental rock and more).

Baybeats 2021 @ Esplanade
Address: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr., 038981
Date and time: 4 to 7 November 2021
Admission: Free on a first-come-first serve basis. Register and view programme schedule here.

4. Parenting the Adolescent: “U” Are Important (Zoom Session)

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Join this session to learn tips and tricks on how to support your child as they approach teenagehood. Through this session, explore together how to:

  • Understand and empathise with the common psychological and emotional changes teenagers go through at this stage of their development
  • Equip ourselves with a set of phase-appropriate strategies to encourage healthy self-esteem and self-worth in growing teens
  • Adopt good communication habits with teenage children (e.g. encourage more two-way conversations)

Parenting the Adolescent: “U” Are Important (Zoom Session)
Address: Zoom virtual session. (Zoom ID: 820 3870 0406)
D
ate and time: 6 November 2021, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Admission: Free

5. In-Store Tasting: Wildflower Brewing + Blending

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Join The Mad Tapper and Temple Cellars for a cheeky arvo tasting of amazing blends from Wildflower Brewing & Blending, one of Australia’s most unique breweries.

Wildflower, run by brothers-in-law Topher Boehm and Chris Allen, is a Sydney-based mixed ferment brewery. What do they do? Ferment beers with a wide variety of wild and cultured yeast strains. The brand also does its best to source entire grain bill (and occasionally grape, and fruit) from the state of New South Wales, too.

Tasting List:

  • Wildflower St Abigail 2020
  • Wildflower St Phoebe 2020
  • Wildflower St Walter 2020: Black Muscat
  • Wildflower Zibeerbo 2020
  • Wildflower Gold (Blend #31)
  • Wildflower Amber (Blend #29)

In-Store Tasting: Wildflower Brewing + Blending
Address: 31 Binjai Park, 589832
Date and time: 7 November 2021, 2 to 6 p.m.
Admission: Free

6. City in Nature Webinar Series – Our Green Spaces for the Future

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Imagine a future where parks are just a 10-minute walk from your home. Join this session to share in NPark’s vision for the future of Singapore’s green spaces.

The aim is to restore nature into the urban environment and bring recreational opportunities closer to people, seeing that recent surveys revealed parks being an important respite amidst the stresses of urban living and the ongoing pandemic.

This webinar series is titled “Our Green Spaces for the Future” and will be hosted by Ong Chong Ren, Centre Director of Jurong Lake Gardens Development.

City in Nature Webinar Series – Our Green Spaces for the Future
Address: Zoom virtual session. Register here or watch the livestream on NParksSG’s Youtube.
Date and time: 6 November 2021, 10 to 11 a.m.
Admission: Free

7. Making Kin: A Conversation on Ecofeminism and Kinship (Facebook Live)

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What does it mean to be ecofeminist? How is the environment intertwined with issues of kinship, home, ecology and nation? How might we enter and make accessible conversations about gender, nature, climate change and other critical environmental issues? Join Esther Vincent, Serina Rahman, nor, and Angelia Poon as they break down what ecofeminism means, what it can look like in practice and how kinship plays a vital role in shaping a better world.

Making Kin: Ecofeminist Essays from Singapore is a book that contemplates and re-centres Singapore women in the overlapping discourses of family, home, ecology and nation. For the first time, this collection of ecofeminist essays focuses on the crafts, minds, bodies and subjectivities of a diverse group of women making kin with the human and non-human world as they navigate their lives.

From ruminations on caregiving, to surreal interspecies encounters, to indigenous ways of knowing, these women writers chart a new path on the map of Singapore’s literary scene, writing urgently about gender, nature, climate change, reciprocity and other critical environmental issues.

In a climate-changed world where vital connections are lost, Making Kin is an essential collection that blurs boundaries between the personal and the political. It is a revolutionary approach towards intersectional environmentalism. Find out more about Making Kin here.

Making Kin: A Conversation on Ecofeminism and Kinship
Address: Ethos Books’ Facebook page
Date and time: 6 November 2021, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Admission: Free

By Willaine G. Tan / Images + text courtesy of respective press releases.

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