Culture Guide :: Cult cinema, Wonder Walls & Newtown Festival

November 8th 2013

FBi's Weekend Culture Guide

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 :: Where is Rowan Morrison?!

40 years ago, a film was made about a cop who travels to an island and discovers a pagan society of arcane rituals and sexual promiscuity. It’s odd, it inspired a horrible Nicholas Cage re-make, but despite (or maybe because of) this it’s a classic. For one night only you can see the final cut that director Robin Hardy reckons is the film as he intended – until recently this cut was believed to be lost forever but it was discovered in the Harvard archives.

WHAT: Wicker Man – 40th anniversary screenings
The Orpheum & Golden Age Cinema
Tonight – 8.45pm at the Orpheum / 9pm at Golden Age
$20 / $15 concession

Weekend :: Hit the Gong

That glorious beach town just an hour-ish out of Sydney is throwing a three day street art and graffiti festival with an exhibition, live mural paintings including Beastman, Thomas Jackson and Bafcat , artist talks with Twoone, Fintan Magee and Askew and a frew sneaky brewskies if you get thirsty.

WHAT: Wonder Walls street art festival
WHERE: Globe Lane, Wollongong
WHEN: Opens Friday 6pm. Check out the weekend program here

Wonder Walls - Wollongong

Saturday :: Eat your garden

Eating the garden is the easy part, but in this free workshop you’ll learn how to make it from scratch. Well suited for the inner city dwellers or those with no space as Green Villages are going to teach you how to make an edible veggie garden for your balcony or terrace and they’re going to do it for free!

WHAT: Seed to Plate: edible gardens in small places – free workshop!
WHERE: Sydney Park Pavillion, a 5 minute walk from St Peters Station
WHEN: Saturday, 10am – 12.30pm

Seed 2 Plate

Sunday :: Get your weekend fix of music, art and culture in Newtown

35 years and still kicking. This is one of the greatest street festivals around. Seriously. A hub for live music, art and a ripper cake stall – thanks to your pals from FBi who have been baking all week! This year there’s going to be a Live Art Hub where you can connect with artist and an Eco Zone that’s all about sustainable living options including gardening and cycling.

WHAT: Newtown Festival
WHERE: Camperdown Memorial Rest Park
WHEN: Sunday 9.30am – 5.30pm

Newtown Festival

Sunday :: Dance your way out

Join five female dance artists in the basement of a Kings Cross car park for a different kind of Sunday session than you’re used to. The series of short dance and dance-film works will feature live music from Melbroune jazz double bassist Djuna Lee and Adelaide’s electronic improviser Cement Hill. And there will be cider involved.

WHAT: Way Out Dance
WHERE: Alaska Projects, Car Park, Level 2 / 9A Elizabeth Bay Rd Kings Cross
WHEN: Sunday 4pm
HOW MUCH: $10 on the door

Way Out Dance @ Alaska Projects

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