Culture Guide June 26 – July 2: Artbar, Contemporary Dance + The Twin Peaks Score

June 26th 2017
Tuesday 27th June

The Laugh Stand Gala

This is going to be very special. The very best in big name and rising Australian comedy has been assembled for one magical comedy gala at Harold Park Hotel! MC: Mikey Robins. Headline: Rhys Nicholson.

WHAT: Live Comedy Show – The Laugh Stand
WHEN: 8-10.15pm
WHERE: Harold Park Hotel – 70A Ross St, Forest Lodge
HOW MUCH: $15/20, more info here

Wednesday 28th of June

Battle Lines

Raymond Young is of Gunnai, Yorta Yorta and Gunditjmara descent.The shields exhibited in Battle Lines are created to resemble those made by past generations, particularly at the time of first contact. The shields of the nation’s Indigenous people were no defence against European weaponry—they display the physical signs of domestic use and deliberately bear the marks of time.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Raymond Young and NandaHobbs Contemporary
WHEN: 6-8pm, exhibition runs till 11th of July
WHERE: Nanda/Hobbs Contemporary 66 King Street
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here.

Wardrobe Walls - Cofe

Wardrobe Walls takes a step into the most informal yet private space in our lives, the bedroom. The show uses mixed mediums including photography, graphic design, print on shirts, sketch and film to recreate the casual intimacy of entering somebody else living space and viewing what they display on their walls.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Wardrobe Walls
WHEN: 6-9pm, one night only
WHERE: Goodspace Gallery 115 Regent Street, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here.


Brightside is a mentorship program between UNSW Art + Design and the PCYC Woolloomooloo. The students have explored a wide range of mediums from painting, ceramics, to 3D modelling

WHAT: Brightside Program Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 3-6pm
WHERE: UNSW Art & Design, AD Space, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here.

Thursday 29th June

Artist talks at Firstdraft

Artist talks with this month’s exhibiting artists -Tyza Stewart, Linda Dement, Stephen Wright, Jessica Ekomane, Jasmine Guffond, Silje Nes and Nikolaus Dolman.

WHAT: Artist Talks
WHEN: 6-7pm
WHERE: Firstdraft 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here

Open Frame: ROOM 40

Room 40 presents a evening of experimental music. Catch Xiu Xiu perform the music from the cult TV show Twin Peaks, followed by Elysia Crampton performing works from her debut album American Drift. 

WHAT: Experimental Music
WHEN: 8pm
WHERE: Carriageworks 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: $35+bf,  more info here

Friday 30th June

DirtyFeet: Out of the Studio

See contemporary dance in the making. Choreographers Matt Cornell and Thomas E.S. Kelly present first drafts of new dance works at the Shopfront Arts Co-Op.

WHAT: Contemporary Dance
WHEN: 7:30-9pm
WHERE: Shopfront Arts Co-Op 88 Carlton Parade, Carlton
HOW MUCH:$20 Adults, $15 Concession, more info here


See it first. Catch the opening night curated by the team at the Lilac City Studios, featuring works from Kit Christian, Michael Cooper, Harry Culy, Ryan Hancock, Jasper Powrie, Athena Thebus and Elena Tory-Henderson.

WHAT: Art Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE:Lilac City 1/103 -105 Oxford Street, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here


Everyone’s favourite art party is back this month with interactive performances, workshops, lolly lei making, rooftop DJ’s and much more.

WHAT: Exhibition curated by Latai Taumoepeau
WHERE: MCA 40 George Street, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $20-$26, more info here


Don’t miss the opening night and visually tantalising works of two exciting Australian artists. See graphically unattractive yet familiar works by Marlee McMahon and Rorschach test-style prints by Sophie Clague.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Alaska Projects L2, Kings Cross Car Park, 9A Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay
HOW MUCH: Free,  more info here

Green Lights Comedy Night

A monster show for just $10! Cameron James headlines the Green Lights Comedy Night this Friday with support from Stuart Daulman, Paige Hally and many more.

WHAT: Comedy Showcase
WHEN:Doors open from 7pm
WHERE: The Gaelic Club 1/64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $10, more info here

The Rover

A battle of the sexes by the first professional woman playwright, the centuries old play is revamped into a wild and intense contemporary conundrum.

WHAT: Play
WHEN: 1 July – 6 August
WHERE: Belvoir Theatre
HOW MUCH: $37 –  $72, more info here

Hot Brown Honey

Serving up an audacious platter of dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease and song this cabaret is a ode to smashing stereotypes whilst rivaling the system.
WHAT: Cabaret
WHEN: Final performance, Sunday, 2nd July
WHERE: The Studio, Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: $45.90- $55.90, more info here

Music and the Mind

Join music therapist Steven Skov for an interactive workshop on the benefits of listening to and playing music.
WHAT: Workshop
WHEN: 10am- 4pm
WHERE: 370 Bourke St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
HOW MUCH: $120- $150, more info here

Saturday 1st July

Right to Refuge Campaign Training

Everyone deserves to live in safety. While there is growing awareness of the global refugee crisis, there is more to be done. Hear about Oxfam’s campaign to change the narrative around refugees and learn about what you can do to help in your community.

WHAT: Discussion and campaign training – Hosted by Oxfam
WHEN: 12-4pm
WHERE:3/25 Cooper St, Surry Hills.
HOW MUCH: Free but RSVP essential, more info here

Sunday 2nd July

Nights at Tempe #6

See out the weekend with haunted improvised sound works from Club Sound Witches, Laurence Williams, and more.

WHAT: Experimental Music
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Jets Sport Club, Tempe
HOW MUCH: $10-$15, more info here

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