Culture Guide May 16 – 22: memorable stories, classic absurdist plays and a room full of zines

May 15th 2016
Monday 16th May

Little Fictions storytelling

Three short tales read to you by actors, revealing three very different sides of Sydney.


WHAT: Little Fictions at Knox St Bar
WHEN: 7-8:30pm
WHERE: Knox St Bar – 21 Shepherd St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $15 – tickets + info here.

Luxe Inferior exhibition

See the new crude that’s here to stay with a takeover by hedonistic hell from artist Justin Henderson. A series of works feeding themselves on a diet of luxury goods and hardcore porn.


WHAT: Luxe Inferior by Justin Henderson
WHEN: 6pm
WHERE: The Bearded Tit – 183 Regent St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Tuesday 17th May

ART/WORK opening

An exploration of the intersection of art and labour, and the nature of the artist as a “worker”. Drawing on ideas from all over, this has a public space and some performances attached.


WHAT: ART/WORK exhibition opening
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here.

Fabulous Monster storytelling

It’s back again! The monthly storytelling night and competition, featuring writers reading out their fiction and non-fiction both in an intimate space. This month’s competition theme is “guts”.


WHAT: Fabulous Monster boozy storytelling May
WHEN: 7:30pm
WHERE: Knox St Bar – Garage, cnr Knox St + Shepherd St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $10 – tickets + info here.

Wednesday 18th May

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

See a great rendition of Tom Stoppard’s classic absurdist play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, about two side characters from Hamlet remade in a reality they can’t control.


WHAT: Furies Theatre presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
WHEN: 7-10pm, until May 21
WHERE: The Blood Moon Theatre – back of The World Bar, 24 Bayswater Rd, Potts Point
HOW MUCH: $27 – book tickets here or more info here.

Getting Published: Word to the Wise

It’s a panel of authors and industry professionals who will be openly talking about the opaque world of book publishing. From how to increase chances of getting noticed to basically hearing about their journeys from being in an emerging position and also being on the other side of that whole process

WHAT: Getting Published: Word to the Wise

WHERE: Western Sydney Uni Campus, Paramatta

WHEN: 6pm-7pm


Xu Zhiyuan in conversation with Nicholas Jose for Sydney Writers' Festival

Xu Zhiyuan is a cultural intellectual, writer and journalist whose been described by Ai Wei Wei as ‘The Most Important Chinese Intellectual of His Generation’. He’ll be in conversation with Nicolas Jose talking about his book ‘Paper Tiger: Inside the Real China’ where he profiles several controversial figures such as Ai Wei Wei and sheds a light on the lesser known scandals that really rocked china

WHAT: Xu Zhiyuan in conversation with Nicholas Jose for Sydney Writers’ Festival

WHERE: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation – Goodhope St Paddington

WHEN: 6-8pm tonight


Winter Wisdom: From Science Fiction Meets Science Fact with Sean Williams

An in conversation where science fiction author Sean Williams (best known for co-writing three books in the Star Wars: New Jedi Order series) and Fred Watson (astronomer). Yhe two of them are getting together for the writers fest to talk about all things science fiction and science fact

WHAT: Winter Wisdom: From Science Fiction Meets Science Fact with Sean Williams

WHERE: PowerHouse Museum

WHEN: 6pm


Thursday 19th May

Arts Futuring Workshop

Futuring is a process of anticipating obstacles and problems in the years and decades ahead. Come along to this workshop to learn charismatic provocateurs discuss the futures ahead and which we might want. Be a part of choosing the future(s)!


WHAT: Arts Futuring Workshop – Production in 2036
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Frontyard – 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $10 – RSVP essential to get a place, info here.

Friday 20th May

In the House: Cult Film Classics

Part of an awesome season of classic cult films including the likes of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Alien, and more! This time the film is Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.


WHAT: In the House: Cult Film Classics – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
WHEN: 7-9:30pm
WHERE: Event Cinemas George St – 505-525 George St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: $12 – tickets here.

Saturday 21st May

Otherworlds Zine Fair

An alternative space for the exchange of art and ideas featuring, naturally a whole bunch of zines!


WHAT: Otherworlds Zine Fair
WHEN: 11am-4pm
WHERE: Marrickville Town Hall – 303 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free entry – more info here.

The Third Chair

Make or Break invite you inhabit a ‘third chair’ for an hour or two, the artists host earnest, intimate and open conversations as a form of public enquiry into studio and post-studio practices, art as labour, social practice and intangible economies.

WHAT: Artist Talks Program
WHEN: Saturday 1 pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery
HOW MUCH: Free – more info

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