Culture Guide December 19-25: Moonlit Words, The Ladies Network Markets, and Christmas Comedy Extravaganzas

December 19th 2016
Monday 19th December

Christmas Gala

To help bring the festive season in The Comedy Lounge have their annual Christmas jolly time gala! Featuring a smorgasboard of their favourite headliners and support acts from the year just gone.


WHAT: Comedy – Christmas Gala w/ Santa & mates
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: The Comedy Lounge at Cafe Lounge, 277 Goulburn St. Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $15 on the door, more info here

Tuesday 20th December

Christmas Extravaganza

Just 5 days before Christmas, it’s time for the Comedy at Papa Gede’s Christmas Extravaganza. They’ve packed the show out with some of their favorite acts from the year (and maybe a new face or two).


WHAT: Comedy – Christmas Extravaganza
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Papa Gede’s Laneway, 348 Kent St. Sydney
HOW MUCH: $10 on the door, info here

Groove Therapy

Groove Therapy is an all encompassing dance experience designed to make you feel good about yourself. It also lets you meet like-minded terrified beginner homies- so you can chill about not being coordinated…yet.


WHAT: Groove Therapy – Open dance class
WHEN: 6-7pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $20 – more info here

Wednesday 21st December

Moonlit Words

“Moonlit Words” is a spoken word event run by Moonlight Feminists, a Sydney-based feminist collective.  The event will include a set list of poets and writers from the Moonlight Feminist Wine Club reading their work. This will be followed by an open mic – all welcome!


WHAT: Moonlit Words – A night of spoken poetry and prose
WHEN: 7-11pm
WHERE: The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St. Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $5 on the door, info here

Thursday 22nd December

Nailed it

What’s Santa’s carbon footprint?
Is Rudolph really special or another capitalist wage-slave?
Isn’t making a list and checking it twice just festive McCarthyism?
Who took the Christ out of Christmas and where are they hiding him?


WHAT: Comedy – Nailed it: Santa’s Slay
WHEN: 8-11pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland St. Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10-15 Tickets and info here

Yw SolarCycle Closing Party

Yw have had a great time being a big bunch of weirdos and hosting some of Sydney’s absolutely incredible and downright lovely creatives in thier cosy Secret Garden home-base in Enmore, and to finish up this two thousand and sixteenth solar-cycle they are throwing a massive closing gig to celebrate with some of our favourite artists and performers from the past 12 months.


WHAT: Yw SolarCycle Closing Party
WHEN: 7pm-1am
WHERE: The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St. Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $10 Tickets and info here

Friday 23rd December

Christmas Markets

Carriageworks Christmas Market is a unique opportunity to buy fresh seasonal produce and gifts just two days before Christmas. With over 160 stalls, this year’s Christmas Market takes over the entire Carriageworks precinct. That means more space for the perfect Christmas shopping experience.


WHAT: Carriageworks Christmas Markets
WHEN: 4-9pm
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St. Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

End of year show

Paradise Daily Records presents Speacial End Of Year Show.  Featuring Xnobbqx, WDK, Place Holder, Exotic Dog, Nicola Morton, Ela Stiles


WHAT: Black Wire Records End of year show
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE:  Black Wire Records, 219 Parrammatta Rd. Annandale
HOW MUCH: $10 on the door, info here

Saturday 24th December

Xmas Market and Hangout

The Ladies Network are holding another marketplace! This Saturday they’re selling vintage and second-hand clothing and accessories, art and Ladies merch.


WHAT: The Ladies Network Christmas Market and Hangout
WHEN: 10am-4pm
WHERE: 13 Bucknell St. Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

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