Culture Guide 15-21 April

April 14th 2019
Monday 15 April

Madonna & The Breakfast Club

Before she became the Queen of Pop, Madonna was an unknown musician in New York City, who was a part of an ’80s pop group called the Breakfast Club. An upcoming documentary drama titled, Madonna and the Breakfast Club, will follow the life of a pre-fame Madonna before she became the pop legend that she is today.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Monday 15 Apr, 7pm
WHERE: Dendy Cinemas Newtown
HOW MUCH: $20, more details here

Workshop 2: Beatboxing

Barbersoc’s own Connor Malanos will be running a beatboxing workshop! We are always looking for more beatboxers, and if we can’t find them we will MAKE THEM.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Monday 15 Apr, 6-8pm
WHERE: Holme Reading Room, University of Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Movement Lab #1 with Patricia Wood

In the Movement Lab series you can head along for 60 minutes of movement led by guest emerging and established performance artists. During the workshop these artists will demonstrate how they engage the body in their practice and lead you in movement exercises, teaching you how to use your body in performance and how you can apply this to your own practice or perhaps your everyday life!

WHAT: Movement Lab #1 with Patricia Wood
WHEN: 6pm -7pm
WHERE: AD Space, E Block, UNSW Art and Design
HOW MUCH: $5-$15, more info here 

Workshop // Hanging Out: Wall Hanging creations with Chris Yee

Chris Yee is an East Ryde (Sydney) based artist, illustrator and designer who specialises in traditional “pen and paper” methodologies. Chris’ main influences stem and vary from manga, to rap and punk aesthetics, while also expressing a traditional graphic sensibility that echoes the architectural forms and decorative embellishments of the Chinese Garden of Friendship. In this workshop, small groups of participants including yourself will work with ink and marker pens to learn how to create their own motifs that reflect their interests and the imagery of the Gardens, working with templates and techniques to create your own take-home wall hangings.

WHAT: Workshop // Hanging Out: Wall Hanging creations with Chris Yee
WHEN: 15th – 19th April
WHERE: Chinese Garden of Friendship, Pier Street, Cnr Harbour St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Tuesday 16 April

Vestiges of the Tongue: Art, Language and Body Politic

Join us for a panel discussion and book launch celebrating Eugenia Raskopoulos’ work in The National and her new monograph, Vestiges of the Tongue

WHAT: Panel Discussion
WHEN: Tuesday 16 Apr, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

New Age Noise: Taster Workshop

New Age Noise is a program for young female-identifying, non-cis male, transgender and non-binary people from Western Sydney who want to learn how to make electronic music.

WHAT: Music Workshop
WHEN: Tuesday 16 Apr, 6-8:30pm
WHERE: Parramatta Artists Studios
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Wednesday 17 April

Fatal Crush x Framework #25

FATAL CRUSH is a night of readings and screenings by students and recent grads; Framework is our critical arts journal, and we’ll have copies around for everyone to browse. Everyone is welcome!

WHAT: Reading night
WHEN: Wednesday 17 Apr, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Black Box Theatre, UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Yi yi

Widely acclaimed as a masterpiece of 21st century cinema, Edward Yang’s magnum opus begins with a wedding, ends with a funeral and runs the gamut of human experience in between

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Wednesday 17 Apr, 2pm and 6:30pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Thursday 18 April

Tom Polo: I still thought you were looking

Tom Polo uses painting and painted environments to explore how conversation, doubt and gesture are embodied acts of portraiture. Frequently incorporating text and figurative elements, his works draw upon acute observations, absurdist encounters, personal histories and imagined personas.

WHAT: Exhibition opening
WHEN: Thursday 18 Apr, 6-8pm
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Blonde Death

Teenage timebomb Tammy Lynn Beaverdorf dives headfirst into love and spree-killing across the LA suburbs and into the dark heart of the Magic Kingdom in BLONDE DEATH (1984)- a tape by “James Dillinger” produced by the LA underground art collective EZTV.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Thursday 18 Apr, 7pm
WHERE: Pink Flamingo Cinema
HOW MUCH: Entry by donation, more details here

Friday 19 April

Frame 313 & Coward Punch Tape Launch

Join Frame 313, Coward Punch, Deader, CSW and DFFDL for this launch night.

WHAT: Tape launch concert
WHEN: Friday 19 Apr, 7pm
WHERE: 96 Tears
HOW MUCH: $10, more details here

Alice in Slasherland

Lewis Diaz is in love with his best friend, which would be fine if he didn’t accidentally open a literal gateway to hell while trying to chat her up at a party… Now, with every imaginable kind of demon, monster, and killer ravaging his small town, it’s up to Lewis and his newly undead companion to save the day and protect his classmates from becoming freshly slaughtered carcasses.

WHAT: Play
WHEN: Friday 19 Apr, 7:30pm
WHERE: The Old Fitz Theatre
HOW MUCH: $30-$55, get tickets here

Saturday 20 April

Sydney Knitters Club Beginners Class

This class is designed for those who have had little to no experience with knitting needles. Our Instructors Sharn & Sophie will guide you through the knitting basics and terminology. They’ll also get you started on your very own scarf.

WHAT: Knitting Class
WHEN: Saturday 20 Apr, 2-5pm
WHERE: Bathurst St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $55, get tickets here

Chamber Pot Opera

Chamber Pot Opera returns to Australia’s foremost opera venue, The Sydney Opera House, after a worldwide tour to Adelaide, Edinburgh and Saint Petersburg. This adored production has been seen by thousands of people world-wide and won universal acclaim for its daring use of public space to craft a new story for an old medium.

WHAT: Opera
WHEN: Saturday 20 Apr, 7pm and 8:30pm
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $55 + $8.50 bf, get tickets here

Sunday 21 April

The Goonies

An old-fashioned yarn about a band of adventurous kids who take on the might of a property developing company which plans to destroy their home to build a country club.

WHAT: Film screening
WHEN: Sunday 21 Apr, 3:30-5:30pm
WHERE: The Ritz Cinema
HOW MUCH: $12-$15, get tickets here

Title of Show

[title of show] has been described as a ‘love letter to the musical theatre’, following two men, Hunter and Jeff, on their journey both to write a brand new musical and to discover who they are as people, friends and collaborators.

WHAT: Play
WHEN: Sunday 21 Apr, 7:30-10pm
WHERE: The Newsagency, Camperdown
HOW MUCH: $17-$25, get tickets here

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