Culture Guide :: Feed your brain & eat someone else’s
November 1st 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…
All weekend :: Danger is the new twerking
Some people are more equal than others. There is no war on drugs. The world is not ready for women in power. Lou Bega is the new Lou Reed.
These are all some of the dangerous ideas that are being discussed by highly intelligent people at the Opera House this weekend for the Festival of Dangerous Ideas. OK, not that last one, dangerous as it is.
WHAT: Festival of Dangerous Ideas
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
WHEN: All weekend. Check out the program
HOW MUCH: Various, but here are some freebies
Saturday :: What the shit?
That’s the reaction writer Benjamin Law is going to teach you to get with your writing this Saturday at the Creative Non Fiction Festival. Learn how to write, in his words, “stories that make you give a shit about the world in which you live, and make you aware of the stakes”
WHAT: Creative Non-Fiction Festival
WHERE: NSW Writers Centre, Callan Park Rozelle
WHEN: Saturday 10am – 6pm. Check out the program here
HOW MUCH: $80 / $55 members / $45 concession members
All weekend :: Give thanks to buildings and stuff
From the Opera House to that gorgeous UTS tower, Sydney is all about architecture and if looking at buildings makes you happy then you’re in for a treat. The next ten days sees international and local insights into Sydney’s built environment with talks, exhibitions, panel discussions, films, art and walking or bike tours.
WHAT: Sydney Architecture Festival
WHERE: Around Sydney.
WHEN: From today until November 10th
HOW MUCH: Mostly free, especially these highlights
Saturday :: Eat some bloody brains
For the fourth year running, Sydney streets are going to be taken over by zombies. Yeah, you can get in on it too. You know you want to. Get the fake blood and contact lenses out and waddle through the streets sucking (raising awareness for) brain (diseases).
WHAT: Sydney Zombie Walk http://www.sydneyzombiewalk.com
WHEN: Saturday 3.30-5pm
WHERE: Elizabeth St & Park St, walk to Prince Alfred Park
HOW MUCH: FREE
Sunday :: Sometimes we all feel small and tired
The new play by writer/director Kit Brookman tells a story about restlessness and modern love that starts with a man coming home to bury his father. This one was so popular they extended the running so you have an extra chance to catch it if you haven’t already.
WHAT: Small and Tired – final show
WHERE: Belvoir Theatre, 25 Belvoir St Surry Hills
WHEN: Sunday 5.15pm
HOW MUCH: $45 / $25 concession