Culture Guide July 11 – 17: Scandinavian film festival, gourmet food from Europe, and dance and radio with Ira Glass

July 10th 2016
Monday July 11

I'm Filming a Bloody Special!

Comedian Rhys Nicholson is filming two live specials – come along and be a part of hilarity in the making!


WHAT: Rhys Nicholson – I’m Filming a Bloody Special!
WHEN: 6:45 and 8:30pm
WHERE: Eternity Playhouse – 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: $18.50 – tickets and info here.

Autonomous Art Exhibition

NOWSArt is an autonomous art exhibition and social event for the Network of Women Students Australia Conference. This event is open to conference attendees and anyone who identifies as a woman.


WHAT: NOWSArt Autonomous art exhibition
WHEN: 7-9:30pm
WHERE: The Lord Gladstone – 115 Regent St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation – more info here.

Tuesday July 12

Scandinavian Film Festival

All in the title – films from Scandinavia!


WHAT: Scandinavian Film Festival
WHEN: Until 27 July, various times between 11am-8:30pm
WHERE: Palace Cinemas Norton St – 99 Norton St, Leichhardt
HOW MUCH: $20 – tickets and film list here.

Music - The Now Now Series

A set of three spontaneous and spectacular collaborations, between instruments that aren’t often friends.


WHAT: The NOW Now Series: Edition II
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: 107 Projects – 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10 – info here.

Wednesday July 13

Arabian Nights Q+A

Film critic Kate Jinx hosts an intimate conversation with upcoming artist Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran about his artistic practice and what drew him to the 1974 Arabian Nights.


WHAT: Contemporaries present Arabian Nights (Q&A w/ Ramesh)
WHEN: 6:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Golden Age Cinema & Bar – Paramount House, 80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $30+bf – info and tickets here.

Get To Work - Yellow Wednesdays

The collaborative practice of Get to Work focuses on the body, amateur dance and performance to playfully explore quirks of contemporary living, social behaviour and cultural identity.

WHAT: Get To Work – Yellow Wednesdays
WHERE: Secret Garden Bar, Enmore
WHEN: Every second Wednesday from 7pm
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here



The first play from Belfast-born writer Lucy Caldwell, it’s set in Northern Ireland – set around a young girl returning home after her first term of university – the protagonist asks the question “are we defined by where we come from? Because if thats true then theres no hope for any of us” Leaves won the George Devine Award 2006 and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2007. Some Company presents the Australian premiere of this poignant and surprisingly funny Irish play.

WHAT: Leaves By Lucy Cadwell (Theatre)
WHERE: Kings Cross theatre
WHEN: Opens tonight – til 23rd July
HOW MUCH: $27 concession and $35 adult here

Film and Feast

A follow-up to International Plastic Bag Free Day, check out a screening of ‘Bag It’, a film about the world’s problematic love affair with the plastic bag. 

WHAT: Film and Feast – Bag It
WHERE: Upstairs Chapel by The Sea
WHEN: 7pm
HOW MUCH: $15 here

Thursday July 14

Healing as Resistance

An interactive collective exploration of solidarity, collective accountability and safety in shared spaces, aimed at rebuilding connections between queer communities.


WHAT: Healing as Resistance: exploring solidarity and collective accountability in shared spaces
WHEN: 6-9:30pm
WHERE: The Red Rattler Theatre – 6 Faversham St, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: By donation – more info here.

The Shape of Things exhibition opening

Come for the opening of Peter Sharp’s exhibition “The Shape of Things”!


WHAT: Peter Sharp – the shape of things
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Liverpool St Gallery – 243a Liverpool St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Friday July 15

BBR Festival

Celebrate Bastille Day with BBR Festival at Circular Quay! (BBR means Bleu Blanc Rouge like the colours of the French flag.) Food, wine and beer, live music performances and more.


WHAT: BBR Festival
WHEN: 7am-11pm
WHERE: Circular Quay Foreshore, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free entry – details here.

Saturday July 16

The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

People all over the world will be gathering together to celebrate Wuthering Heights! Attend the Sydney event and be a part of it all.


WHAT: The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever – Sydney
WHEN: 12pm
WHERE: Sydney Park – Sydney Park Rd, St Peters
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Spot Fire 2: Spectacle, Manifestation, Performance

A live-streamed event of panellists exploring Australia’s colonial history in its search for grandeur and it’s discovery of spectacle.


WHAT: Symposium
WHEN: 10am-4.30pm
WHERE: Kaldor Public Art Projects website
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

The Ladies Network Twilight Market

Invest in some vintage goodies, baked treats, furniture, art and discounted merch at The Ladies Network twilight market. All proceeds go to Hey Sis and Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia.


WHAT: Twilight Market/ Hang Out
WHEN: 2-6.30pm
WHERE: 12-14 Dawson St, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

Sunday July 17

Three acts, two dancers, one radio host (ft. Ira Glass)

Dance and radio? Sounds like a crazy idea! Join This American Life host Ira Glass for an evening of dance and stories in a way you haven’t seen.


WHAT: Ira Glass, Monica Barnes, Anna Bass – Three acts, two dancers, one radio host
WHEN: 8pm, or 6:30pm on 18th July
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $50+ – info and tickets here.

Pretty Gritty #16: reanimations

Remodelling reality? Cosmic chaos? Celebratory dancing? Sounds like the stuff of the universe and the stuff of an excellent night. Think electronica music and comfy surrounds.


WHAT: Music
WHEN: 5.30pm-9pm
WHERE: 107 Redfern street, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $12 full/$10 concession – more info here

110% workshop #2

Surrender your worries and meditate with Jannah Quill’s dream soundscape- BYO pillow for comfortable surrendering.


WHAT: Meditation
WHEN: 2-4pm
WHERE: 13-17 Riley street, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

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