Culture Guide :: Inspirational Talks, Weaving and Warm Apple Pie

August 26th 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…


Mon 26th :: American Pie and Free Popcorn!

The Soda Factory offers up free films every Monday night, screening from 8pm. This week it’s ‘American Pie’. Drink specials are on between 7-9pm and there’s even a themed cocktail ‘The Levenstein’ (we’re not sure if it’s apple flavoured?!)

WHAT: Movie Mondays – American pie with inspired cocktails and free popcorn

WHERE: The Soda Factory, 16 Wentworth Ave Surry Hills

WHEN: 5pm – 12am (screening at 8pm)

HOW MUCH: Free + free popcorn!


Tues 27th :: Check out some fantastic, independent artists competing for $10,000

The John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging visual artists is a non-acquisitive award of $10,000. This annual prize is open to all artists resident in Australia and New Zealand who are not enrolled as a student and whose work is not represented in the collection of an Australian state, territory or national public art gallery.

WHAT: John Fries Memorial Prize for emerging artists – opening night

WHERE: Gaffa Gallery

WHEN: 10am – 6pm (until 14th August)


tom_polo_fieldsTom Polo – Fields of Uncertainty


Wed 28th :: Get Trivial with Shag @ Good God

Can you name all the members of the Be Sharps, can you tell Lenny from Carl, do you know which team Smithers bats for (does anyone?!) If you answered maybe to all of these questions then The Simpsons trivia should be on your agenda tonight! It’s even hosted by our very own – SHAG!

WHAT: Simpsons trivia with Shag

WHERE: Good God Small Club, 55 Liverpool St

WHEN: 8pm

HOW MUCH: Free – to book a table check out

Goodgod Trivia


Thurs 29th :: Explore the social art of weaving with all puns intended

Lights on Later sees the MCA open for extended hours every Thursday night. This week you can check out Weave and Yarn, exploring the social arts of weaving and story-telling. It features a variety of artists including Hiromi Tango and offer you the opportunity to create your own woven piece of art.

WHAT: Lights on Later Club Night: Weave and Yarn experimental workshop – relates to the current String Theory exhibition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait craft and textile art

WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art

WHEN: 6pm – 7pm




Fri 30th :: Get inspired with 5-minute interactive breakfast talks

Searching for inspiration before the weekend? Fastbreak presents rapid-fire interactive talks by young entrepreneurs from a variety of industries and fields. Come down and share ideas, conversation and brekky courtesy of Black Star. The event is hosted by the non-profit youth organisation Vibewire Youth.


WHERE: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St Ultimo

WHEN: 7:45am – 9:00am

HOW MUCH: $10 – covers filtered coffee and breaky from Black Star


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