Culture Guide :: Beat the post-birthday Blues…

September 9th 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 9th :: Let’s get physical with Grumble Boogie

Still dancing after the FBi Turns 10 party yesterday? Then head on down Grumble Boogie at the Imperial Hotel tonight and mix your booty shaking with some serious camp dance fitness! The night is lead by former child pageant star, beauty queen and serious showgirl Betty Grumble.

WHAT: Grumble Boogie

WHERE: The Basement Bar, The Imperial Hotel, Erskinville

WHEN: 6:30pm

HOW MUCH: $10 Donation

 Grumble Boogie

Tues 10th :: Share your awesomeness with Idea Bombing Sydney

Wish Sydney was better? Got an idea about how to make it happen? Then get along to Young Henry’s Brewery tonight for round 2 of Idea Bombing Sydney. The event features speakers from Train Tracks and Designing Out Crime sharing their thoughts and re-imaging Sydney’s public spaces. Oh, there’s also the Idea Bombing Wall, where you can scribble your thoughts on ways to make Sydney awesome!

WHAT: Idea Bombing Sydney

WHERE: Young Henry’s Brewery, 76 Wilford Street, Newtown

WHEN: 6pm

HOW MUCH: Free! But you’ll need to register…

Check out ‘Train Tracks’ – first speakers at Idea Bombing Sydney

Wed 11th :: Learn how to be THE next big things in the Sydney small bar scene

Sick of shaking Margaritas in your kitchen and talking about how you could totally open your own small bar? Well then City of Sydney have a course for you! Small Bars 101 is a business seminar and introduction to liquor licensing, DAs, regulation and how to turn your idea for a canary themed, Chartreuse bar into a wicked venue…

WHAT: Small Bars 101

WHERE: Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay

WHEN: 6:30pm

HOW MUCH: Free! But registration is essential…

Thurs 12th :: Explore what it means to be a girl…

Across the world girls suffer persecution and discrimination for the simple fact of their sex. ‘I Am A Girl’ is a documentary that explores the stories of six girls from Cambodia, Papua New Guinea, Cameroon, Afghanistan, USA and Australia as they approach womanhood. Tonight is your chance to ask filmmaker Rebecca Barry about the documentary that paints a picture of what it means to grow up female in the 21st century.

WHAT: ‘I am a Girl’ – film screening and Q&A

WHERE: Chauvel Cinema, Oxford St Paddington

WHEN: 6:30pm screening followed by Q&A

HOW MUCH: $18.50 / $14.50 Concession

Fri 13th :: Explore the transient world of Sydney Street Art

Much of the visual life of Sydney is ephemeral. Works appear on walls and public spaces, only to be reclaimed and painted over after being deemed undesirable. ‘Off The Wall’ provides an open canvas to street based artists, recording their works for posterity. Featuring works by Hules and The Dirt and photography by Devlin Azzie.

WHAT: Off the Wall’ Street Art Project Opening NIght!

WHERE: M2 Gallery, 4/450 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills

WHEN: 6pm


The Dirt

The Dirt

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