5 things to do this weekend: 3 - 5 November

5 things to do this weekend: 3 - 5 November

Hello November

Text: Adibah Isa

Welcome the month of November with some Polish treats, the Singapore Writers Festival, stand-up comedy shows and the German Film Festival

PHOTOGRAPHY | 'Haenyeo Singapore'
Strong, tenacious and in a league of their own, the Haenyeo are South Korean women who dive with only flippers and goggles to search for abalones, conches and octopuses in Jeju's seabeds. Included in UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list in December 2016, they're under French photographer Jose Jeuland's lens in his new exhibition.

Haenyeo Singapore

Till 23 November at East Garden Foyer, The Fullerton Hotel.

COMEDY | The Kings and Queen of Comedy Asia
Homegrown comedian Sharul Channa makes her debut performance at Singapore's biggest comedy festival of the year. Bringing her brand of in-your-face wit, she joins headliner Harith Iskander, the Malaysian funnyman who'll probably have you roll on the floor with laughter, literally. They're joined by Daliso Chaponda, Raj Sharma and Stephan Grant.

3 and 4 November at Esplanade Theatre.

BOOKS | Singapore Writers Festival
The literary event of the year is back, with book readings, panel discussions, talks and performances. This opening weekend, look forward to a lineup featuring local poets Deborah Emmanuel, Pooja Nansi and Charlene Shepherdson in 'We Can Be Heroes, Just For One Day' as they wax lyrical about their musical heroes. Chat with author Suki Kim to learn about going undercover in North Korea, and jam with musicians Shak and Mars.

Deborah Emmanuel

Till 12 November at various venues.

FILM | German Film Festival
Music is one of the recurrent themes at the German Film Festival. Techno heads can check out Raving Iran, a documentary about two DJs, Anooh and Arash who get into trouble after one too many techno raves in the desert. Meanwhile, Revolution of Sound: Tangerine Dream looks at the pioneers of electro and krautrock.

4 to 11 November at The Projector.

MUSIC | Sunday on the Hill - Polish(ish) edition
Celebrate Polish Independence Day at this Polish(ish) edition of Sunday on the Hill. Try kielbasas (sausages), ogorkis (grilled mountain cheese) and Polish cider Cydr Lubelski and dance along to tunes spun by DJs Pawel Szalak, Kid Fiesta and Kengo.

5 November, 3pm to 10pm at kult kafe.