As we enter December, it’s clear that the festivities have begun. If you haven’t boarded the woohoo train, it’s time to start this weekend with free flow gin, whisky, and sake and partying it up with Tropika’s garden soiree at Fort Canning or with La Mamie’s boundary-pushing music. You could also throw some money at designer toys during Culture Cartel 2018 (hey, early Christmas pressies?) or laugh and watch, as everything falls apart for the Guards at the Taj.

Culture Cartel 2018

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Love art, toys, tattoos, and all things street? For the first time in Asia, catch all your favourite international street artists, designers and urban brands at this trade show event focused on bringing best of global street culture to Singapore! Marvel at the works of the biggest names in street culture through brand and retail showcases, art exhibitions and installations – from the likes of Jason Freeny (US) to Whatshisname (UK), Alex Face (TH) and more. There will also be launches for exclusive collaboration merchandise available, so don’t forget your wallet.

Culture Cartel 2018 will be happening from 1 to 2 December 2018, Sat – Sun at 1 Republic Boulevard F1 Pit Building Singapore 038795. Tickets available here for $20.

The Council x Ice Cream Sundays presents La Mamie’s

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One of the most exciting French crews in recent years, La Mamie’s is here to take you on a freedom flight into musical ecstasy. Since their debut in 2007, the Parisian DJs will be taking the city by storm with their uniquely eclectic style and music selections, exploring genres across disco, hip-hop, jazz and house. Having performed across Europe and Asia for events like Wonderfruit Festival and venues such as KYO KL, you’re guaranteed a memorable afternoon with infectious beats.

The Council x Ice Cream Sundays presents La Mamie’s will be happening on 1 December 2018, Saturday from 4pm – 12am, location to be confirmed. Tickets available here for $35.

Tropika 1st Edition

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What’s better than chilling out with great music? Doing it during the day, of course! Head down to Tropika’s first party at Fort Canning Park, where you can nod (or bop) along to tunes by an array of musicians including Daniel Haaksman (Man Recordings, DE) and Deborah Emmanuel & Kiat (Syndicate SG). Engage with like-minded individuals during panel discussions on Singapore’s music and art scene and grab a bite after at one of the wholesome food stalls at the party.

Tropika 1st Edition will be happening on 2 December 2018, Sunday at Fort Canning Park. Pre-sale tickets available here for $35. Tickets at the door are available for $45.

Guards at the Taj

Don’t miss out the last week’s showing of this dark comedy play. Guards at the Taj begins with the endearing friendship between two imperial guards and their lively discussion on the yet-unseen Taj Mahal behind them, a monument of beauty newly completed by 20,000 craftsmen. What will expose the horrible secrets behind this man-made icon, leading up to a final resounding question on the human condition? With tongue-in-cheek delivery, expect a fun but thought-provoking night with these two average joes.

Guard at the Taj will be playing from 26 November – 1 December 2018, Mon – Sat at KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT. Tickets available here for $45.

Spirit & Penance’s 1st Warehouse Sale

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Looking for a choice gift for the festive season or to stock up on alcohol? The folks at Spirit & Penance – purveyors of the finest craft Australian spirits – are holding their first warehouse sale this Saturday, where you can look forward to least 15% off all items. Browse through selections of artisan dry gins, whiskeys and moonshine procured Down Under; don’t worry if you can’t decide because free-flow “tastings” of the entire portfolio are available for $45. If that’s not enough reason to head down, there’s also free-flow sake from Inter Rice Asia available for $60. 

Spirit & Penance’s 1st Warehouse Sale will be happening on 1 December 2018, Saturday from 11am – 5pm at 16 Kallang Place, Singapore 339156. Tickets available here.