Culture Guide :: Food, art & stories on a lengthy weekend

October 4th 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…



Friday ::  Not eating is cheating. Start your long weekend with food trucks.

Belmore Park is turning into a cultural hub for a night as it gets taken over by food trucks, live painting, street battles and DJs. The perrrfect start to a long weekend in our books.

WHAT: StreetFest: Food Trucks United
WHERE: Belmore Park, Eddy Ave Haymarket
WHEN: Tonight, 5-10pm

Food Trucks United

All weekend :: Get all your cultural fixes in one place

Parramatta goes off for a weekend of music, dance, theatre, documentaries, markets and visual arts from around the world, complete with a chai temple and South Asian bazaar.

WHAT: Parramasala
WHERE: Riverside Theatre & Parramatta Town Hall, Parramatta
WHEN: Over the whole long weekend
HOW MUCH: Various, but there are plenty of free events


Saturday :: Feeling freaky? You’ll like this a lot.

If you haven’t seen the film clip for Die Antwoord’s I Fink U Freaky, watch it now. And then go and see this exhibition of stills, taken by photographer Roger Ballen as he collaborated with the band on the video.

WHAT: Die Antwoord by Roger Ballen
WHERE: Stills Gallery, 36 Gosbourne St Paddington
WHEN: Saturday 5th Oct, 11am – 5pm

Roger Ballen / Die Antwoord

All weekend :: Watch a couple tear each other to pieces

…and watch them do it well. A play about a couple who would both like to rule their own lives, both think they can get that from each other, and they both think sex is the way to do it. It’s had rave reviews and this weekend is your last chance to catch it before it wraps up.

WHAT: Miss Julie – last days
WHERE: Belvoir Theatre, 25 Belvoir St Surry Hills
WHEN:  Friday 8pm / Saturday 2pm & 8pm / sunday 5pm
HOW MUCH: $65 / $45 concession

Miss Julie @ Belvoir

Sunday :: Overload your senses with visual radio

Part radio, part comic, Radio with Pictures is a unique storytelling hour pulling together some of the country’s best storytellers and pairing them with illustrators.

WHAT:  Radio with Pictures @ Graphic Festival
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
WHEN: Sunday 6 October 3:30pm & 7:15pm
HOW MUCH: $25 / $20 for insiders + bf

Radio with Pictures

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