Culture Guide :: Art & About, Story Club and Birthday LOLs

September 16th 2013


It’s hard to know what to do after work sometimes… when you’ve got The Z Factor and Please Date My Horribly Awkward Son doubling up on TV, how could you possibly consider heading back outside?! Luckily, we’re keeping our eyes out to bring you the best, brightest, and usually cheapest stuff on the Sydney arts and culture scene.

So when the lure of comfortable pants and reality TV threatens to maroon you on the shores of mediocrity, FBi’s culture guide has got you sorted…


Mon 16th :: Share a World of Stories in Surry Hills

Stories swept under the rug of repression, stories stowed up in the attic of shame, stories buried deep into the washing basket of woe. And other stories. Hosted by Ben Jenkins this months Storyclub is featuring… The Honourable Dr Craig Emerson, David Cunningham, Veronica Milsom, Ben Sutton, Penny Greenhalgh, Zoe Norton Lodge

WHAT: Story Club: Don’t Mention the War

WHERE: The Raval, 1/42 Wentworth Ave Surry Hills

WHEN: 7:30pm

HOW MUCH: $20 (limited tickets available)



Tues 17th :: Share your Pitch for a Better Sydney

Ever wondered what might happen if we truly democratised Sydney’s urban landscape? Pitch-a-This aims to find out as they invite you down to have a say in reinventing the city. Speakers include Nichola Balch from 1:1 NSW and Heidi Axelsen & Hugo Moline from The Lot.

Pitch your idea for a more creative Sydney and get a free drink, a vote on the best idea and popcorn. Plus $10 from your entry goes towards funding the best idea of the night – it’s delicious democracy in action!

WHAT: Pitch-a-This

WHERE: Oxford Art Factory, 38-46 Oxford St Darlinghurst

WHEN: 6:30pm

HOW MUCH: $15 – $10 goes towards funding the winning idea


Wed 18th: Laugh the years away with us at The Laugh Stand

Nobody likes getting older; what with all the planes to catch and bills to pay, the Cat Stevens records that mysteriously appear in you music collection. Fortunately we have The Laugh Stand to help us celebrate! The FBi turns 10 edition features Peter Berner, Dan Ilic, Alice Fraser, Zoe Coombs Marr, Genevieve Fricker, Matty B, Nina Oyama, Cameron James and Dane Hiser and ALL PROCEEDS GO TO FBI!!

WHAT: The Laugh Stand: FBi Turns 10 Edition

WHERE: FBi Social, Level 3, Kings Cross Hotel, 248 William St Kings Cross

WHEN: 8pm

HOW MUCH: $15 / $10 FBi supporters – includes a cider!


Thurs 19th: Check out a world of contemporary art

Never been to an art fair? You no longer have an excuse as Australia’s new international Art fair, Sydney Contemporary, makes a home this weekend at Carriageworks. Featuring modern and contemporary artwork from over 80 Australian and international galleries. The inaugural exhibitor list contains some of the most respected names in contemporary art, spanning 11 countries and 4 continents around the world

WHAT: Sydney Contemporary opening night

WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St Eveleigh

WHEN: Thursday 6-9pm (until 22nd September)

HOW MUCH: Opening night $50, other days $20 / $15 concession



Fri 20th: Hit the streets as Sydney becomes a living canvas

Throughout September and October the streets of Sydney will open up and become the canvas on which artists and performers ply their trade. Tonight is opening night of Art and About and the evening features events like the Sydney Life photography exhibition in Hyde Park, a film screening of Shaun Tan’s The Arrival and live music from The Break in Martin Place as well as giant, colourful snails dotted throughout Sydney…

WHAT: Art and About

WHERE: Around Sydney

WHEN: Friday (until 20th October)

HOW MUCH: Varies – buy tickets here


Don’t forget to tune in to Arvos on FBi for more Culture Guide– each weekday at 4:30pm.



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