Culture Guide 15 – 21 October: The Constellations, Exorcism, Liveworks & More!

October 15th 2018
Monday 15th October

The Princess Diaries at The Soda Factory

Surprise! You’re a princess. Could happen to anyone, including Mia Thermopolis aka Anne Hathaway. Head over to the Soda Factory to watch The Princess Dairies (for the tenth time) with a bev and hotdog in-hand.

WHAT: Movie
WHEN: Monday 15 Oct, 5-8:3pm
WHERE: The Soda Factory
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

ACYA presents: Trivia Night

Hit the books and head along to Courtyard Restaurant and Bar for some trivia on all things Chinese and Australian music, culture, politics, history and facts.

WHAT: Trivia
WHEN: Monday 15 Oct, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Courtyard Restaurant and Bar
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Tuesday 16th October

Fatal Crush x Framework Launch

Head along to a celebratory night of readings, screenings, snacks and drinks for Fatal Crush, a series for emerging writers and readers, and the launch of Framework publication. Speakers and contributors to the night include; Sabella D’Souza, Loc Nguyen, Lachlan Bell, S Maynard amongst many others.

WHAT: Publication Launch
WHEN: Tuesday 16 Oct, 5:30-7:30pm
WHERE: Black Box Theatre, UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

The Constellations

Art and science, they go together like chilli and chocolate. Head along to The Constellations to hear from creatives who’s work bridges art and science and explores topics such as screen culture, robotics, virtual reality, community and storytelling and speculations on the future possibilities of art.

WHAT: Talk series
WHEN: Tuesday 16 Oct, 7pm
WHERE: 107 Projects
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Wednesday 17th October

The Flock

Witness Perspex paintings catch and transform the light that floods Wellington St Projects in
The Flock by Carla Liesch. Jutting out from the wall, these newly created works explore the nature of painting, and blur its material limits.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 17 Oct, 6-8pm
WHERE: Wellington St Projects
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Traces: A Series of Performative Artefacts

How much history are we willing to repeat? A collective called The Curators are exploring this question through performance, rekindling acts of agency, awareness and recollection through interventions in their local surroundings.

WHAT: Performance event
WHEN: Wednesday 17 Oct, 2-8pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Peril Presents: Ritual / Resistance

Placing cultural as a site of resistance, Peril magazine presents their first exhibition ‘Ritual / Resistance’. Bringing together multi-disciplinary Asian-Australian artists, this exhibition approaches questions of ritual and transformation, exploring the way in which individuals perform and express cultural inheritance, whilst acknowledging that the experience of diasporas is one of renewal, of liminality, always in flux.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 17 Oct, 6pm-12am
WHERE: Down / Under Space
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Thursday 18th October

We All Know What's Happening

We All Know What’s Happening welcomes you to a tropical island full of palm trees, phosphate mins, coconut water and kids. Set against a backdrop of handmade costumes and colonialism, this is an absurd, true story about Leonardo da Vinci, seagull poo, the Pacific and children in detention.

WHAT: Theatre
WHEN: 18 – 20 Oct, performance times vary
WHERE: Campbelltown Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: $10-$15, more details here

LIVEWORKS 2018

Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art is back with another year of bold and brave new works. Over 10 days wade through wet foundations, get lost in otherworldly landscapes, witness bodies laid bare and broken, silently embrace strangers and escape to a visionary future led by women of colour.
WHAT: Festival
WHEN: 18 – 28 Oct
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: Prices vary, more details here

Friday 19th October

gawura guruwin at Sculpture by the Sea

gawura guruwin (whale shark) sculpture can be seen ignited at Tamarama Beach for Sculpture by the Sea. gawura guruwin celebrates the continuous connection of First Nations people to this land and its oceans.

WHAT: Sculpture
WHEN: 19 Oct – 4 Nov
WHERE: Tamarama Beach
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

Exorcism

Exorcism is a party and performance night themed on the liberatory power of reclaiming spiritual shame. This program gathers queer poc artists who work to transform, recast or repurpose religious and devotional experience to invent new horizons of being.

WHAT: Party
WHEN: Friday 19 Oct, 8-11:59pm
WHERE: The Red Rattler
HOW MUCH: $10, more details here

Saturday 20th October

Miss First Nation 2018 Grand Final

Who will be crowned the next Fab-original? These girls will have sashayed, pranced, strut walked and posed for THEIR LIVES in the lead up to the Grand Final of Miss First Nations 2018. Each finalist will perform their very own show stopping number to secure their final points in the week long competition. With 3 group numbers and an array of surprises this is one night you will never forget.

WHAT: Performance event
WHEN: Saturday 20 Oct, 7pm-2am
WHERE: The Imperial Hotel Sydney
HOW MUCH: $50, more details here

Fruit Bowl - a Fundraiser

Newtown Festival & Heaps Gay Presents: FRUIT BOWL, the plump’n’juicy competitive sporting soiree you never knew you always wanted. Enter your team in the official competition, or just come along to heckle the competitors, enjoy a few bevvies, music, art and performance in the late arvo sunshine.

WHAT: Fundraiser
WHEN: Saturday 20 Oct, 3-11:59pm
WHERE: Marrickville Bowling Club
HOW MUCH: $10-$15, more details here

Sunday 21st October

Realtime in Real Time

Unfolding over five hours, this continuous, informally facilitated open conversation will evolve via chat, micro-performances and improvisations. Go celebrate the legacy and vision of Australia’s much-loved arts publication Realtime and contribute to this durational discussion.

WHAT: Discussion and performance
WHEN: Sunday 21 Oct, 1-6pm
WHERE: Carriageworks
HOW MUCH: FREE, more details here

National Final Australian Poetry Slam

Australian Poetry Slam (APS) combines stories, poems, theatre and hip-hop in an annual international performing writers’ program. With performances from some of the best-of-the-best, and judges selected randomly from the audience, this event will shred taboos and inspire standing ovations.

WHAT: Slam Poetry
WHEN: Sunday 21 Oct, 7-9pm
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $44-$58, more details here

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