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TGIF!: Your weekend guide (1-3 Nov)

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 01 November 2013 12:52 PM | Updated 4:35 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (1-3 Nov)

Even if you’re not celebrating Deepavali by chowing down on muruku or collecting red packets from relatives, there’s plenty else to do.

Ready, set, grow!  Movember begins today. Men, it’s time to shave down and start afresh by growing your moustache to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer.  If that doesn’t convince you, this might.

Generation Moustache (Gen Mo) is the theme of this year's Movember campaign.

Singapore is hipster central this weekend. It’s indie overload with not one, but two stellar music line ups to satiate your gig-going needs.  

The Fred Perry Sub-sonic Live series returns tonight with three performance spaces, all housed on a futsal pitch under the Thomson flyover at 2 Whitley Road.

The finest selection of local bands will be on display, including prog-rock by Anechois, experimental tunes by Sub;Shaman and delicate piano-tinkling by These Brittle Bones.

ANECHOIS with ‘Your Absence Is Permanent’

New Yorkers Ra Ra Riot will also be making an appearance.  But in case you didn’t get invites to Sub-Sonic, they will be playing the next day at Camp Symmetry.

Joining them will be Best Coast, Explosios In The Sky and The Cribs among others. Get a preview of the bands playing this weekend at Camp Symmetry here. Will you be at Gardens by the Bay on Saturday to take in the indie stylings of Mew? If this is anything to go by, 12-hour-long Camp Symmetry is going to be a blast.

Mew- ‘The Zookeeper’s Boy’

Switch it up with some 'Boogie Funk' when Dam Funk “Live” play at Home Club on Saturday. As part of the launch of the club's new night, Primitive, Andrew Chow, Funk Bast*rd and Ming also feature in this first instalment. Nov 2, 9pm | Venue: Home Club, 20 Upper Circular Rd. | Tel: 6538 2928 | $20 (includes one drink)

Los Angeles-based Dam Funk brings hip hop classics, funk and groove to the floor of Home Club. 

The Singapore Writer’s Festival begins this weekend. Tonight, Alfian Sa’at, Goh Eck Kheng and Jennifer Crawford discuss literature students being on the decline in Singapore in the panel ‘Renaissance/Dark Ages’. Have you gotten your festival pass yet? There are more highlights from the Singapore Writers' Festival here.

Other than panels, lectures and exhibitions, there’ll also be music performances. The engimatic Bani Haykal will be playing alongside Ila and Syy Bruzeau.

Read also: Interview with Bani Haykal

If you're up for some world class cuisine, the dinner party of the year starts this weekend. Four internationally-acclaimed chefs will be cooking up meals over a period of four weeks at Singapore’s biggest pop-up restaurant event, Savour 4XFour. From 4th to 23rd November, the visiting chefs - including the team from the legendary Can Fabes restaurant who will be cooking for the last time together - will take turns to present menus under a tent at Bayfront Avenue.

Deepavali day also marks the last Istana Open House for the year. It’s free for Singaporeans and permanent residents, and $1 for everyone else. There’s a 45-minute guided tour of the building included. 

For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend and see you back here next week.