Culture Guide :: Mr Squiggle meets hip hop, candle-lit dinners and miniature puppets

September 20th 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…



Friday :: The perfect night: a room full of camels, Mr Squiggle and a rap battle

Our dreams have come true!! In a room full of camels you can witness a Mr Squiggle inspired live hip hop/art gameshow as artists and rappers battle with speed sketches, impro-theatre and freestyle.

WHAT: Sketch the Rhyme 
WHERE: Camelot Lounge, Cnr 103 Railway Pde & 19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville
WHEN: Tonight, doors 7:30pm
HOW MUCH: $25 / $18 concession

Sketch-the-Rhyme @ Camelot


Friday :: Strike against the urban boys’ club with Stayfly Sydney

A new community of passionate women are defining the girls’ corner of the urban movement. Celebrate with our best female street and hip-hop artists tonight and treat yourself to complimentary Mountain Goat beer and Alibi American whiskey.

WHAT: Stayfly Sydney Block Party 
WHERE: amBUSH Gallery, 4a James Street, Waterloo
WHEN: Tonight 5pm – 10pm

Stayfly Sydney Block Party


Saturday :: Feed your creative soul

For one night, Chippendale’s laneways will be filled with projection sites showcasing digital works, an abundance of award winning filmmakers screening excerpts of their films, a light show AND a 45 metre communal dining table running the length of Little Queen Street, lit by candlelight.

WHAT: BEAMS Festival 
WHERE: Balfour St and surrounds, Chippendale
WHEN: Saturday, 5pm – 10pm

BEAMS feast


Saturday :: Take a psychedelic trip through the swinging 60’s in Cambodia

Get a glimpse of 60s psychedelic Cambodia at the Newsagency Gallery, where artist/musician Julien Poulsen will be exhibiting prints from his Cambodian art project and performing with his band, The Cambodian Space Project.

WHAT: Cosmic Cambodia – opening night with live music
WHERE: Newsagency Gallery, 332 Stanmore Rd, Petersham NSW
WHEN: Saturday 6:30pm (Gallery open weekends 10am – 5pm)

Cosmic Cambodia


Sunday :: Live a second life as a miniature puppet

Artists Sam Routledge and Martyn Coutts have created a miniature world in a giant model railway where participants can live out their dream-miniature-puppet life in real time. 

WHAT: I Think I Can (Art & About)
WHERE: Central Station concourse, Pitt St and Eddy Ave
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 5pm



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