Culture Guide :: Art, music and letters to ladies
October 18th 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…
Friday :: Wine and art go together like …
They just go together, OK? And Cake Wines know it. These legends have just held Australia’s second most prestigious art prize, giving emerging artists the chance to showcase their work on their delicious summer wine range. The top 30 finalists are being exhibited from tonight onwards and the collection is pretty awesome.
WHAT: Cake Wines Archi-Bottle Prize top 30 exhibition
WHERE: Cake Wine HQ, 62 Redfern St Redfern
WHEN: Tonight 6:30pm
HOW MUCH: FREE
All weekend :: Play with the law
A political asylum-seeking maths professor from Iran, a conservative St Ives lawyer and the lawyer’s freeloading, gambling-addicted cousin from Brisvegas meet in a bar. Not a joke, just a funny play by lawyer-writer Tony Laumberg. It’s getting great reviews so will make for some good weekend entertainment.
WHAT: The Good, the Bad and the Lawyer
WHERE: TAP Gallery Theatre. Upstairs, 278 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst
WHEN: Friday & Saturday 7pm / Sunday 4pm
HOW MUCH: $30 / $24 concession
Saturday :: Q&A with Walkley Photo of the Year winner
Award-winning photographer Barat Ali Batoor spent months documenting the harsh lives of slave boys in Afghanistan, who are constant victims of sexual abuse under the Bacha Baazi rituals and bringing the issues to the world. The exhibition has been so popular that 10X8 gallery is flying him here for a special Q&A session on Saturday.
WHAT: Q&A with artist Barat Ali Batoor about ‘Dancing Boys of Afghanistan’
WHERE: 10 X 8 Gallery, Level 5/ 56-60 Foster St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
WHEN: Saturday 1pm
HOW MUCH: $15 (includes a wine) http://10x8gallery.com/batoor-qa
Sunday :: Live music, art & local produce in Marrickville
Marrickville council are pretty great at supporting arts and culture in the area and this is a celebration of all that. There’s live music all day including The Break music competition, a spoken word and poetry stage, street art and over 120 stalls of local produce and crafts.
WHAT: Marrickville Festival
WHERE: Along Marrickville & Illawarra Roads
WHEN: Sunday, 10am – 5pm
HOW MUCH: FREE
Sunday :: Letter know she’s tops
A day of good blokes writing nice letters to the legendary ladies in their lives. The likes of Adam Liaw, Anton Enus, Tom Ballard, Andrew Denton and more will hit the stage and with complimentary stamps and notepad provided you can get involved too.
WHAT: Men of Letters
WHERE: The Basement, 29 Relby Place Circular Quay
WHEN: Sunday 2:30pm for 3pm start
HOW MUCH: $20 (+bf)
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