Culture Guide :: Dinosaurs, Zydeco and definitely no lycra

September 3rd 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…


Tues 3rd :: Jurassic Lounge – Extinction

Jurassic Lounge at the Australian Museum is BACK and kicking off tonight with a Time Machine launch party. There’s gonna be a 1920’s Prohibition Bar, a 1970’s Disco Photo Booth and a 1980’s Hip Hop Lessons (plus all the usual dinosaurs, stuffed marsupials and general geo-goodness!)

WHAT: Jurassic Lounge – Extinction Launch Party

WHERE: Australian Museum, 6 College St

WHEN: 6 – 10pm

HOW MUCH: $16 +BF here


Wed 4th :: Dancing in the Dark with ‘No Lights No Lycra’

Wanna get your freak on but worry you’ll look too freaky? No Lights No Lycra has been catering to dancers like you since 2009. Once a month, in a dimly lit room, people gather to move, shake and generally groove to the pure joy of dancing in a in a friendly, non-threatening, drug and alcohol free atmosphere. Make sure you bring a water bottle and some comfy clothes to dance in…

“There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement.”

WHAT: No Lights, No Lycra

WHERE: 12 Dawson St, Surrey Hills.

WHEN: 8 – 9.30pm


No Lights No Lycra

Thurs 5th :: Watch some indie/alternative celluloid madness…

Forget Hollywood and head on down to Marrickville and check out the 7th annual Sydney Underground Film Festival. Featuring the best in Indie film, transgressive cinema, counter-culture works, cutting-edge documentaries and good fun oddball cinema over 4 days with extra Q&As, workshops and special guests thrown in!

WHAT: Sydney Underground Film Festival

WHERE: The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville

WHEN: Various screening times from the 5th till the 8th September

HOW MUCH: Single sessions from $14, Festival Pass $120 from The Factory Theatre


Fri 6th :: Stompin’ Zydeco at Eliza’s Juke Joint

From deep in the heart of the Mississippi Delta (by way of Newtown) way down by the bayou back behind the railroad tracks, the sound of good times pours out of an old shotgun shack. Eliza’s Juke Joint is popping up at the historic school of arts hall in Newtown for the Sydney Fringe festival. They’ll be jitterbugging, jumpin, jiving and wailing all for three weeks only…

WHAT: Psycho Zydeco

WHERE: Eliza’s Juke Joint, 5 Eliza St, Newtown

WHEN: 7.00pm

HOW MUCH: $18 + BF tix from Sydney Fringe

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