Culture Guide: May 16 – 22

May 16th 2022
Rare Cinema

The Day of Destruction

“A bold and angry vision of contemporary Japan from one of its most underrated filmmakers. Seven years ago, a mysterious monster was found deep in a rural coal mine. Since then, rumours of a plague have spread through the small town as people experience an unexplainable illness and a young Shugendo practitioner goes missing only to resurface transformed, intent on exorcising the world from the monsters haunting it. With this blistering feature, director Toshiaki Toyoda sets out to “exorcise a society obsessed with the monstrosity of self-interest and greed.”

Pink Flamingo will be screening a different rare film in this series every week, for more info, head here.

Queer Trivia Night


This is trivia for bearers of arcane queer knowledge, bimbos/himbos/thembos, and the terminally Online.
Come one, come all: if you don’t know the answers, at least you’re cute.
Free to play | 3 rounds | (all kinds) of prizes 🏆🎁
WHAT: Queer Trivia
WHERE: The Bearded Tit, Redfern
WHEN: Every Tuesday from 7pm
Drag King Show

The Drag King Show

Your favourite show is back! Join us for a huge night of drag entertainment like no other.
WHO: Stanley Coochie, Mx Misc, Manish Interest, BVT with Fetu Taku, Jeremy Lloyd & Taimania Foa’i, King Chad Love, Sexy Galexy Glamour Boi, + Hosted by Big Rod
WHEN: Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start!
HOW MUCH: $35 – $45, tickets and event info here.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Live talks, readings, panel and book launch

Powerhouse Museum x Sydney Writers Festival

The Powerhouse has teamed up with Sydney Writers’ Festival to deliver a selection of exciting talks, tours, performances and workshops in this after-hours program. Explore all the exhibitions on display, including Microcars, Eucalyptusdom and Graphic Identities, grab a drink at the Powerhouse Late bar and listen to music curated by FBi Radio.”

This event includes, talks, book signings and a live performance, the evening is

WHERE: The Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo
HOW MUCH: Free, for info head here.

Live Comedy

One of the Good Ones

“‘One of the Good Ones’ is about race, relationships and successfully failing to meet expectations. This show is Harry’s light-hearted and heavy handed approach to uncomfortable situations like the time someone came up to him after a show and told him he loved Triple J and was stoked that Harry was hosting it now. If you’ve ever been called “One of the Good Ones” then this show is for you. If you’ve ever called someone “One of the Good Ones” this show is especially for you.”

WHERE: The Enmore theatre
WHEN: Thurs, 19 May 08:15 PM | Fri, 20 May 08:15 PM
HOW MUCH: $15 adult, $20 concession, for ticket info head here

Live Theatre

Ghosting the Party

“Three generations of women face brutal questions of mortality in this uproarious pitch-black comedy from Melissa Bubnic, internationally-renowned writer of Boys Will Be Boys and Beached, with Griffin’s Associate Artist Andrea James in the director’s chair—hand on heart and tongue in cheek. Painted with poetry, unflinching honesty and an almost absurd amount of biting one-liners, confronting death has never been this (gravely) funny.”

WHEN: 20 May – 18 June 2022
WHERE: Griffin Theatre Company, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Ticket prices range from $38 to $62. For more info head here.

Creative art and craft night

Art somewhere

“Kicking off fortnightly Wed 18th of May, we provide all the materials, space and support you need to get creative.”

“Come along and make collaborative artworks with others, or work on your own creations in a relaxed environment with any help you need from our amazing facilitators. All tools and materials are provided, and we welcome all levels, ages and abilities. A night for wholesome and creative expression sharing space with others.”

Bring a donation along to take part, and there’ll also be drinks and snacks for purchase on the night.

WHERE: 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
WHEN: 6pm-9pm – 18 May 2022
HOW MUCH: $5 donation
TICKETS: Register now

For more info, head here.


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