Culture Guide April 18 – 24: boozy storytelling, queering homosocialism, and the Sydney Comedy Festival

April 17th 2016
Monday 18th April

What Makes a Man? panel

Chaired by The Chaser’s Chris Taylor and featuring panellists like Peter FitzSimons, this panel takes another look at masculinity and what it means to be a man in 2016. Submit your own questions to the panel via twitter #FindYourMagic.


WHAT: What Makes a Man? Attractiveness and Masculinity in 2016 (presented by Lynx)
WHEN: 6:30-8:45pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf Theatre – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $22 – tickets + info here.

Tuesday 19th April

Fabulous Monster storytelling

It’s time again for the monthly storytelling night, where wordsmiths share their short creations in a cozy relaxed atmosphere. First half features free-form storytelling and a competition in the second half.


WHAT: Fabulous Monster Boozy Storytelling
WHEN: 8pm
WHERE: Mr. Falcon’s – 92 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe
HOW MUCH: $5-10 – tickets + info here.

Wednesday 20th April

Daniel Cunningham's 'True Colours'

A creative reimagining of Cyndi Lauper’s ‘True Colours’ music video, transported to the site of the Cronulla Riots and used to ‘queer’ the rabid nationalism and homosocial mob violence of the day.


WHAT: Daniel Mudie Cunningham – True Colours
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Alaska Projects carpark – Kings Cross Carpark Levels 2&5, 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Thursday 21st April

Jack Gow at the Sydney Comedy Festival

Check out Jack Gow’s hilarious debut solo show: “Everyone’s Doing It! Dying That Is…” at the Sydney Comedy Festival. An exploration of those rich subjects family, loss and love.


WHAT: Jack Gow – “Everyone’s Doing It! Dying That Is…”
WHEN: 8:15pm (nightly until Sunday 24 April)
WHERE: Enmore Loft – Enmore Theatre, 118 – 132 Enmore Rd, Newtown
HOW MUCH: $16 – tickets + info here.

Talking Writing: Lebanon

An evening of discussion about Lebanon, delving into its influence as a place and a culture with novelists, an author, and a human rights advocate.


WHAT: Talking Writing: Lebanon
WHEN: 6:30-8pm
WHERE: NSW Writers’ Centre – Callan Park, Balmain Rd, Lilyfield
HOW MUCH: $12 – tickets here.

Friday 22nd April

David Attenborough's Virtual Reality experiences

Over at the Australian Museum after a sellout season in London, get taken on an immersive tour through the first life on Earth and the Great Barrier Reef by superb British anthropologist and natural historian, David Attenborough.


WHAT: David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experiences
WHEN: 9:30am – 5pm daily
WHERE: Australian Museum – 6 College St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: ~$20 – tickets + info here.

Framework Publication Launch

UNSW Art + Design is having a party to celebrate the launch of their quarterly publication of student writing. Everything from artist profiles to exhibition reviews.

WHAT: Publication Launch
WHEN: 4 pm – 6 pm
WHERE: UNSW Art + Design Gallery

Under Cover with Gen Fricker

Gen Fricker had pulled together an awesome bunch of musical champions to tell you the stories of the songs that may or may have changed your life. This all star line-up includes Wafia, Linda Mariano and Aunty Donna.

WHAT: Sydney Comedy Festival
WHEN: 9.45 – 10.45
WHERE: Giant Dwarf
HOW MUCH: $22.50

Kara Schlegl

Backchats Kara Schlegl is a storyteller. Picture her as your kindergarten teacher, except she drinks wine, swears a lot and tells you inappropriate stories about her sex life.

WHAT: Sydney Comedy Festival
WHEN: 7.15
WHERE: Enmore Theatre

Saturday 23rd April

Story Club at the Sydney Comedy Festival

As part of the Sydney Comedy Festival, Story Club is rolling out a very special edition of the popular storytelling event, with all proceeds going to help keep the community-minded Marrickville Legal Centre stay afloat in the face of funding cuts.


WHAT: Story Club: Town Hall Arena Spectacular
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: Sydney Town Hall
HOW MUCH: $43 – tickets + info here.

Lee Mingwei: Guernica in Sand

A sawdust replica of Guernica will be swept away this weekend at Carriageworks in a moving performance piece from the Biennale of Sydney.

WHAT: Performance Art
WHEN: 12 – 5 pm
WHERE: Carriageworks

Sunday 24th April

Larry Dean at the Sydney Comedy Festival

Crowned “Scottish Comedian of the Year”, come check out Glaswegian comedian Larry Dean’s debut solo show “Out Now!”.


WHAT: Larry Dean – “Out Now!”
WHEN: 7-8pm
WHERE: The Comedy Store – Entertainment Quarter, Building 207, 122 Lang Rd
HOW MUCH: $25 – tickets + info here.

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