Culture Guide :: Hotdogs, Laughs and Pretty Photographs…

May 12th 2014

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What happened to the sun?!

Bloody winter snuck up on us while we were still applying aloe vera and sunscreen to our peeling shoulders. But before you dunk that second spoonful of Milo into a mug of warm milk and hibernate for a few months; remember you can stay hot in Sydney every night of the week with FBi’s Culture Guide…


Monday 12th :: Go Face to Face with Photography…

Today marks the launch of the Head On Photo Festival. Head on is the largest photography event in Australia and the second largest in the world. Providing a showcase for national and internationally renowned artists the festival presents photojournalism, landscape, portraiture, you snap it they’ve got it. With events and exhibitions encompassing the whole of Sydney, you should probably download the program and figure what to check out now…

WHAT: Head On Photo Festival
WHERE: Various venues across Sydney
WHEN: Until the 8th of June

Head On

Tuesday 13th :: From our Parents…

Mother and Daughter: A Conversation explores the relationship and inheritance we receive from our parents. Presenting works by acclaimed Australian photographer Olive Cotton and her daughter Sally McInerney, the exhibition explores the continuing legacy and aesthetics of these iconic artists. Tonight’s opening will be hosted by Rex Dupain.

WHAT: Mother and Daughter: A Conversation
WHERE: Damien Minton Gallery, 583 Elizabeth St, Redfern
WHEN: 6.00pm

Tea Cup Ballet

Wednesday 14th :: Understanding the Budget (maybe…)

Everybody knows it happened, but is anybody really sure why?! Zoe Coombs Marr, Mish Grigor & Natalie Rose of performance group Post just weren’t satisfied with the epidemic ignorance that surrounded our understanding of the GFC, so they’ve set out to explain it for us. Get set to liquidate your assets and diversify your portfolio as they short sell the crisis and take future options on the comedy (their financial puns are guaranteed to be leagues better than these…)

WHAT: Everything I Know About the Global Financial Crisis in 1 Hour
WHERE: Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
WHEN: 8.00pm
HOW MUCH: $20 + bf from Eventbrite

Financial Crisis

Thursday 15th :: Dip into something tasty…

What a birthday without hotdogs and cake?! Down at the Dip they want you to celebrate their third birthday with copious amounts of both. Get on down and enter their hotdog eating contest (and gorge yourself for the chance to win $100 Dip Dollars), or kick back, eat sensibly and enjoying a slice of deep-fried birthday cake, then dance the night away…

WHAT: The Dip Turns 3
WHERE: Goodgod Small Club, 55 Liverpool St Chinatown
WHEN: Hotdog eating contest kicks off at 8.00pm
HOW MUCH: $20 to enter the hotdog eating contest

The Dip

Friday 16th :: Last Laugh

The 10th annual Sydney Comedy Festival finishes up tomorrow and you are fast running out of time to warm the cockles of your heart and split your proverbial sides laughing to the best of local and international laughmeisters. Tonight you can get on down and check out former corporate lawyer and all round funny person Alex Wasiel in her first, solo, stand up show Status Update

WHAT: Alex Wasiel’s Status Update
WHERE: The Enmore Theatre, Enmore Rd, Enmore
WHEN: 7.45pm
HOW MUCH: $15 from Ticketek

Alex Wasiel

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