Culture Guide: 6-12 January

January 5th 2020
Monday 6 January

La Boheme

On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends’ lives change forever.
Experience the romance of the original bohemian love story.

WHAT: Opera
WHEN: Monday 6 January, 7:20-9:45pm
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $48-$355, get tickets here

Movie Mondays: The Addams Family

When a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams’ home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester’s life.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Monday 6 January, 5pm-12am
WHERE: The Soda Factory
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Tuesday 7 January

Alan Watts: Why Not Now?

Philosopher, writer, poet, radical thinker, teacher and critic of mainstream society, Alan Watts was one of the first to interpret Eastern wisdom for a Western audience and had a rare gift for simplifying complex philosophical subjects to make them accessible.

WHAT: Film
WHEN:Tuesday 7 January, 7:30-9pm
WHERE: Hoyts Broadway
HOW MUCH: $20-25, get tickets here

Comedy Tuesday

Laughter is the best medicine
We have the best local and international comedians every Tuesday night at Spring Street Social.
Dinner available at the bar. Huge selection of drinks.

WHAT: Comedy
WHEN: Tuesday 7 January, 7:30-10:30pm
WHERE: Bondi Comedy Club
HOW MUCH: $15, get tickets here

Wednesday 8 January

Dark Arts: DON’T LOOK NOW (1973)

Witches join folk creatures, ghouls and a magical Czech cat in a global survey of supernatural cinema. From ’70s French new wave comedy to Italian magic neorealism and Thai avant-pop, DARK ARTS brings together 12 tales of the wondrous and macabre.

WHAT: Film Screening
WHEN: Wednesday 8 January, 2-3:50pm
WHERE: Art Gallery of New South Wales
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Fiona Foley: Who are these strangers and where are they going?

‘Who are these strangers and where are they going?’ comes to NAS Gallery direct from the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and features a new commission, a soundscape based on the oldest known Aboriginal song documenting the first sighting of Captain Cook in 1770 by the Badtjala people of K’gari (Fraser Island), Foley’s ancestors.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Wednesday 8 January, 6-9pm
WHERE: NAS Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, RSVP here

Thursday 9 January

Fiona Foley: In Conversation

Please join artist Dr Fiona Foley for an In Conversation event with curator Djon Mundine OAM. Discussion will focus on the themes and ideas in Foley’s major exhibition ‘Who are these strangers and where are they going?’

WHAT: Talk
WHEN: Thursday 9 January, 6-8pm
WHERE: NAS Gallery
HOW MUCH: $10, get tickets here

Jennifer Brady: I think maybe i’ll try to start figuring it out now

‘i think maybe i’ll try to start figuring it out now’ serves as a form of self-evaluation, a collection of words seeking to decide where the artist is, and where they could be heading. This exhibition takes a step into a ‘quieter’ place, away from Brady’s often loud and angst driven practice.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: Thursday 9 January, 6-8pm
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Friday 10 January

Painting with Light

Taught by award winning light painter Peter Solness, the Painting with Light workshop will teach you how to apply torchlight onto darkened subjects such as flowers and trees to create unique and exciting photographic images. Centennial Park is the ideal learning space as there are no street lights and the park has a wonderful range of subjects to explore.

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Friday 10 January, 7-10:30pm
WHERE: Centennial Parklands
HOW MUCH: $85, get tickets here

Florentina Pergoleto: Lots of Feelings

Adelaide raised and Sydney Based artist Florentina Pergoleto is a graduate of the National Art School, Sydney. Her work spans; ceramics, painting, performance, video and drawing. Unapologetically herself, her work touches on issues around mental health, nudity and the female body.

WHAT: Exhibtion
WHEN: Friday 10 January, 10am-6pm
WHERE: Gaffa Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Saturday 11 January

Shrek the Musical

Strap in for a theatrical retelling of the Shrek story.

WHAT: Musical
WHEN: Saturday 11 January, 7:30pm
WHERE: Sydney Lyric Theatre
HOW MUCH: $52-$200, get tickets here

Carmen

In the colourful streets of a colonial city, Carmen is a red hot spark.
She sings her siren song, and suddenly, Don José’s world is alight with a volatile fire.

WHAT: Opera
WHEN: Saturday 11 January, 7:30-10:30pm
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $48-$369, get tickets here

Sunday 12 January

Sunday Silence for Climate Action

Join us each Sunday in December as we stand in silence for climate action, from 10am to 12pm, at the Queens Statue at the QVB main entrance, opposite Town Hall

WHAT: Protest
WHEN: Sunday 12 January, 10am-12pm
WHERE: Queen’s Statue, QVB
HOW MUCH: Free, more details here

Mosaic Lamp Workshop

Create your own Mosaic design, carry to lamp, illuminate all places.

 

WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: Sunday 12 January, 11am-1:30pm
WHERE: Affinity Intercultural Foundation
HOW MUCH: $55-$105, get tickets here

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