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5 Cool Events To Check Out This Week: December 5 - 9

As we pull closer to Christmas, there are more and more markets taking place to tempt you but do the woke thing and opt for an eco-friendly festive season this year at the Great Green Marketplace. Alternatively, take up a natural dye workshop or head for a techno pool party this weekend.


T Party: Into the Deep
If big establishment parties are not for you, consider T Party’s latest underground blowout this Saturday that promises to bring you the best of house, tech house, techno, trance, acid house, progressive and electro. As is the nature of these underground parties, entry fees are typically low or in this case, it’s free and it’ll be a pool party held at Owl Bar, so head on down for an unusual experience. More details here. December 8, 7pm – 3.30am Owl Bar, 2 College Road The Alchemy of Natural Dyeing & Ink Making by Project Coal
While natural dyes (derived from plants, fruits or even insects) have been steadily gaining traction overseas, it’s still a rather esoteric craft in Singapore. If you’re looking to learn however, there’s no one better to turn to than Crystal Lee of Project Coal, who specialises in using natural dyes on anything from tote bags to aprons. She’ll be conducting various workshops at the ArtScience Museum this month on the craft, so don’t miss out. More details here. December 8, 1.30pm – 3.30pm ArtScience Museum Kilo Kitchen Reopens!
Missing Kilo Kitchen ever since it moved out of Kampong Bugis?  We do too but it’s ok, they’re finally reopening at Duxton Road — which makes sense, given the road’s proximity to Kilo Lounge. While we’ve yet to check out the new digs, we’re pretty sure it’ll be of ace quality, given the group’s stellar reputation. Also, guests who dine on the opening night will get free entry to Kilo Lounge’s 2nd anniversary party, helmed by Patrick Topping (UK) and James Riach. More details here. December 8, 6pm – 10pm Kilo Kitchen, 97 Duxton Road   Exhibition | Tell me how they kiss you, tell me how you kiss
This exhibition — with works by artists Megan Miao, Susie Wong and Zulkhairi Zukiflee — aims to approach the taboo topic of intimacy (in Singapore anyway) through art. It sounds like it’s an interesting experience, what with a sex toy workshop, and works that deal with the many ways one can view intimacy, sensuality, sexuality and everything in between. More details here. On till January 12 Telok Ayer Arts Club, 2 McCallum Street The Great Green Marketplace
Sustainability-minded markets are mushrooming like nobody’s business these days and that’s a great sign of hopefully more folks being responsible. If you’re looking to get more eco-friendly gifts this Christmas, WeWork’s Great Green Marketplace is a good starting point. Aside from the green fares on sale, there are also a bunch of workshops teaching you how to make everything from vegan brownies to beeswax wraps (they’re a green alternative to the standard cling wrap). More details here. December 6, 5pm – 10pm WeWork, 8 Cross Street