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Posted 5 Dec 2016 @ 12:54pm

Cult cartoon series Adventure Time is bringing its debut live show to Sydney. 

 

The show, featuring an absurd mix of a talking transforming dog, a punch-drunk human and a slew of other fantastical monsters and princesses has found favour among as many adults as at has younger audiences, noted for its often surreal storylines and characters. 

 

The live show...

Posted 5 Dec 2016 @ 9:40am

Just don't drink the paint.

 

Allow us to introduce Cork & Chroma, who run creative nights out, where the wine is BYO and an artist will guide you through creating a visionary masterpiece. 

 

The price per seat includes your own artist station, with brushes, paints, a canvas and glasses to pour large glasses of your poison of choice. Whilst techniques and basic...

Posted 2 Dec 2016 @ 12:45pm

The most colourful fortnight on the Sydney calendar is back.

 

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has revealed its full 2017 program, with a timely theme of 'Creating Equality' connecting all the usual Mardi Gras favourites.

 

The schedule features more than 80 different events, including the headline-grabbing Fair Day (Sunday February 19), Parade (Saturday March...

Posted 2 Dec 2016 @ 9:00am

Sydney's biggest comedy event has revealed who will be making you chuckle in April and May of next year when the Sydney Comedy Festival returns for its 13th year.

 

With a huge lineup of international and local stars, the festival is looking to be one of the biggest to date, with acts like Jason Byrne, Aunty Donna and Dave Hughes appearing on the calendar. The full first lineup...

Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 4:32pm

On Thursday March 30, a large scale, multi-venue exhibition will take over Sydney and show off the best in contemporary Australian art.

 

For the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art have teamed up to spread modern Australian art around Sydney. They plan to connect The Domain,...

Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 2:23pm

To save Sydneysiders from boring stickers to slap on their Christmas presents, DoDarlo are back with another festive sticker giveaway.

 

After last year's success, DoDarlo have brought in local street art legend Lister to design the gift labels. 

 

With help from the Darlinghurst Business Partnership, the Darlinghurst area will host a number of businesses giving...

Posted 1 Dec 2016 @ 12:44pm

One of Australia's most renowned pieces of theatre will be taking over the Sydney Opera House in February. 

 

Away's story of immigrants struggling in an adopted country has continuously captivated audiences with its unique perspective of Australia after the Vietnam War in 1967. 

 

With a lot of talent in the cast and crew including Matthew Lutton as director,...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 10:57am

For one night only, the real-life DEA agents who were instrumental in taking down notorious cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar will come to Sydney.

 

The actions of Javier Pena and Steve Murphy were used as inspiration for the hit Netflix show, Narcos, which dives into the story of Columbia's infamous drug cartels and Pablo Escobar's fight to stay at the top.

 

Capturing...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 9:51am

Coo-ee Art Gallery, one of Australia's oldest galleries dedicated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art and artefacts, is celebrating a big anniversary by returning to its roots.

 

Now based in Bondi, the gallery is marking its 35th birthday by heading back to where it all began on Oxford Street in Paddington.

 

The pop-up exhibition, curated by Coo-ee's...

Posted 29 Nov 2016 @ 3:35pm

Internet activist Julian Assange will appear live via video link at the Sydney International Convention Centre in a rare opportunity for a real time interview and Q&A.

 

No More Secrets, No More Lies: Julian Assange will dive headfirst into Assange's controversial history since founding WikiLeaks in 2006, releasing secret dossiers and classified information to the public in...

Posted 28 Nov 2016 @ 6:51pm

How does a double dose of art sound to you?

 

German-born Stefan Thiel is a boundary-pusher, an artist uninhibited by questions surrounding genre or medium. His upcoming exhibition at Dominik Mersch is titled Basic Trust, and continues in his vein of renegade defiance, combining paintings and cut-outs to create something unlike anything punters have seen before.

 

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Posted 28 Nov 2016 @ 6:27pm

Coming to town on her Lift And Seperate tour.

 

The self-proclaimed "First Lady of Comedy", Julia Morris, will be well-known to Australian audiences, thanks in no small part to the years she has spent honing her onstage antics and banter.

 

Her intriguingly titled new show, Lift And Seperate, aims to tackle the vague crappiness of everyday life, while imbuing it all...

Posted 25 Nov 2016 @ 3:17pm

And the list of names is a belter. 

 

The Unicorn Hotel has announced who will be onstage for the next three Happy Endings comedy nights.

 

Tommy Dean, the larger-than-life Arizona-born, Sydney-based comedian will take the headline spot on Monday November 28. Dean has an impressive CV with appearences on The Today Show, Good News Week and Sunrise. Some may recognise...

Posted 25 Nov 2016 @ 3:14pm

The artisinal market will set up in Hyde Park Barracks in December.

 

Over 40 stalls selling hand-produced food, drinks and crafts will feature at Sydney Living Museums' Christmas Fare this year.

 

Sip a brew with Young Henrys, or pick out wines for the holidays with Freeman Vineyard and Eloquesta Wines. 

 

Other stalls include the delectable Black...

Posted 25 Nov 2016 @ 12:39pm

Superposition Of Three Types will feature works by living Australian contemporary artists.

 

An interdisciplinary and contemporary venue, Artspace will continue to foster experimental artworks with the new exhibition, which will feature 13 artists across a range of generations and mediums. 

 

A number of artists will work in situ to create works. These include...

Posted 24 Nov 2016 @ 1:15pm

Sydney's Mardi Gras celebrations are getting even bigger, with a week of laughs scheduled to take place during February and March next year.

 

The inaugural Mardi Gras Comedy Festival is set to be a massive showcase of talent from all around the world in celebration of the LGBTQI community. 

 

It will begin on Tuesday February 28 with a huge gala lineup of guests...

Posted 24 Nov 2016 @ 1:07pm

After three years, Drewfunk is back with a new exhibition called Comfort In Tears.

 

While dealing with depression, Drewfunk was able to find new hope in the artworks he created through the juxtaposition of melancholic scenes with bold and bright colours. 

 

The show is being presented by aMBUSH Gallery and Central Park Mall. Screen prints will be available to buy...

Posted 24 Nov 2016 @ 1:00pm

The store will host a sweet selection of new flavours and the return of some classics.

 

To celebrate 125 chocolate-covered years of Allens, the company has announced it is launching a pop-up lolly bar throughout December for Sydney fans.

 

With new flavours of Funny Teeth, a special Aussie Mix and the return of the legendary Green Frogs, it's sure to satisfy your...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 12:00pm

If you happen to be one of those people who always leaves their Christmas shopping as late as possible (admit it, we know there are a few of you) Carriageworks has your back with its second annual Christmas Market. 

 

On Friday December 23, for one night only, more than 160 leading restaurants, providores, designers, homewares and lifestyle brands will come together at...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 11:57am

Balmain's Breathing Colours Gallery is set to host an exhibition of works by the late expressionist artist and Paddington Art School director Stephen Wesley Gorton. 

 

Gorton was recognised for his use of bold, vibrant colours and his reputation for challenging students to lose their inhibitions in their art. He directed and taught life drawing at Paddington Art School from 1981-...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 11:55am

Embrace the entirely strange, completely absurd and somewhat baffling world of classic absurdist theatre as Ninefold and Glorious Thing Theatre Co present Tri-Beckett: Three Short Plays by Samuel Beckett at the historic Don Bank Museum in North Sydney. 

 

All three short performances are sure to set minds ticking and whirring as the simple becomes ever more complicated.

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Posted 21 Nov 2016 @ 5:43pm

You know... For kids!

 

Need help distracting your little ones over the summer break? Never fear, Little Darlings Night Owls film festival is here. The celebration of cinema for children is a perfect way to keep young 'uns occupied, with the 26-film strong lineup designed to appeal to kiddies of all ages.

 

Some of the films scheduled include Shaun The Sheep (a true...

Posted 21 Nov 2016 @ 5:25pm

The tantalising and dazzling cabaret show Velvet has announced its return to Sydney next year in all its electrifying glory.

 

By popular demand, the ARIA-nominated and award-winning show Velvet will return to town with two seasons at the...

Posted 21 Nov 2016 @ 10:03am

Award-winning South African/NZ comedian Urzila Carlson is returning to our shores with a brand new stand-up show.

 

Carlson will perform the Australian debut of her new show Unacceptable, which tackles political correctness gone mad by questioning everything from mass assimilated taste in music to gluten intolerance. 

 

Posted 18 Nov 2016 @ 12:28pm

Four international acts will take the stage next Friday. 

 

Spoken Word Women USA will feature four international acts of powerful poetry and words from women in their latest musical and literary showcase.

 

Performing are Sonya Renee Taylor, founder of The Body Is Not An Apology, and Denise Jolly, creator of the Be Beautiful Project. Also on the lineup are two duos...

Posted 18 Nov 2016 @ 12:26pm

The acclaimed arts venue has a whopper year lined up. 

 

The 2017 program for Carriageworks has just been revealed, and it looks like next year will be huge. 

 

Highlights of the program include the inaugural edition of The National: New Australian Art, a collaboration between Carriageworks, the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art exploring the...

Posted 18 Nov 2016 @ 12:21pm

They'll play Django Bar at Camelot Lounge in Marrickville next month. 

 

Green Room Award-nominated, singing lady gang Lady Sings It Better will be performing their Christmas show Sleighing It! including classic family hits 'Back Door Santa' and 'Leroy The Red-Necked Reindeer' at the Django Bar in December.

 

Winners of the Sydney Fringe 2016 Best Cabaret award, the...

Posted 17 Nov 2016 @ 4:26pm

The Sydney-based Sport For Jove theatre company is about to enter its eighth year of showcasing theatrical talent with a schedule to make it the biggest year yet.

 

The 2017 season is set to bring 64 actors and four directors to the stage, where they'll be showing a combination of exciting new works and some of the most well-known theatre in history.

 

Over the...

Posted 17 Nov 2016 @ 2:18pm

Queer Screen's Mardi Gras Film Festival is set to return for its 24th year, and the first ten films on the bill are here.

 

The 2017 Mardi Gras is right around the corner and Queer Screen is planning on bringing the best LGBTQI movies from Australia and around the world to Sydney screens. 

 

Of the ten films announced so far, eight will be playing for the first time...

Posted 17 Nov 2016 @ 10:15am

Moonlight Cinema is back for another year, bringing a jam-packed program with it. 

 

The diverse program features award-season favourites Passengers, Lion, La La Land and Allied, alongside hotly anticipated blockbusters including Star Wars: Rogue One, Assassins Creed and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 
 

Elsewhere, the program features advanced screenings of...

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