Culture Guide November 14 – 20: Sound Advice, Palestinian Film Festival, and Artbank Social Club

November 14th 2016
Monday 14th November

Sound Advice

Come enjoy a very special evening at Sydney’s Golden Age Cinema as we get intimate with two of Sydney’s greatest contemporary songwriters, Josh Pyke and Isabella Manfredi from The Preatures.


WHAT: Sound Advice
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Golden Age Cinema, 80 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills
HOW MUCH: $35 Tickets and info here

Tuesday 15th November


See the next generation of Australia’s contemporary artists at the opening of the Sydney Collage of the Arts 2016 Undergraduate Degree Show.


WHAT: Exhibition – SCA Degree Shows
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Sydney College of the Arts, Balmain Rd, Lilyfield
HOW MUCH: Free more info here 

Goodbye Berlin

To open the German Film Fest, the latest feature film by multiple-award-winning director Fatih Akin’s (Head-On, Soul Kitchen) Goodbye Berlin will take audiences on a road trip through provincial Germany.


WHAT: German Film Festival 2016 – Opening Night
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: Palace Cinemas Norton St, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt
HOW MUCH: $25 – more info here 

The Shadow Box

In this compelling dramatic triptych, three terminal cancer patients dwell in separate cottages on a hospital’s grounds.


WHAT: The Shadow Box, Theatre – Preview Night
WHEN: 7.30-9.30pm
WHERE: The Old Fitzroy Theatre – 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: $28 –  more info here 

I'm Still Here

To celebrate the launch of Front Up, a new disability-led Arts and Cultural Hub in Western Sydney, an interactive art exhibition I’m Still Here will be held at Barangaroo’s The Cutaway.


WHAT: I’m Still Here – Interactive art exhibition
WHEN: 7-9pm
WHERE: The Cutaway, Barangaroo – 1 Merriman St, Millers Point
HOW MUCH: Free more info here 

The NOW now VI

Dedicated to the experimental and the spontaneous, edition VI features three solo sets of electro-acoustic improvisation, on the performative end of the sound spectrum. From noise to narrative.


WHAT: Music – The NOW now Edition VI
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $10 Tickets and info here

NAISDA Dance College Circle of Cultures

NAISDA Dance College is partnering with Carriageworks to celebrate NAISDA’s 40th anniversary with Circle of Cultures – a very special season which will take place at Carriageworks from 15-24 November 2016. Circle of Cultures will see NAISDA’s story come to life through three major events.


WHAT: NAISDA 40th Anniversary – Opening Night
WHEN: 8pm
WHERE: Carriageworks – 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
HOW MUCH: $20 Tickets and info here

Wednesday 16th November


Dotted surfaces showing u-shapes and circular patterns in earthy ochre and red tones are immediately recognisable as Western Desert dot paintings. D_O_T explores what lies beside, beneath and around these dots.


WHAT: Exhibition – D_O_T
WHEN:  6-8pm
WHERE: Galerie pompom, 27-39 Abercrombie St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

UTS Visual Communication Grad Show 2016

UTS Visual Communication Grad Show explores methods of communication whilst exploring contemporary issues.
WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHERE: UTS, Level 3, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale
WHEN: 6 – 10pm continues until the 17th of November
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here.

These Are The Measures Of Your World

Group Exhibition exploring notions of measurements in their abstract forms, dismantling and challenging ideas of systemic oppression, authorship, exchange value, and spectatership.

WHAT: Exhibition Opening
WHERE: Wellington St Projects
WHEN: 6-8:30pm tonight, continues till the 27th of November
HOW MUCH: Free, more info here.

NSW Parliamentary Screening: Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation

A documentary and pannel discussion exploring the addictive nature of Pokie machines within the world, specifically within NSW.

WHAT: Documentary Screening and Pannel Discussion
WHERE: NSW Parliament
WHEN: 6:15 till 9:15pm
HOW MUCH: Free, but booking is essential, more info here.

Thursday 17th November


MODES OF PRACTICE brings together past and present MOP Projects committee members.  The exhibition is a way of thinking about making, nurtured through the experimental nature of artist run spaces.


WHAT: Exhibition – MOP Projects//Modes of Practice
WHEN:  6-9pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery, Jane Ross Russell Plaza, City Rd. University of Sydney, Darlington
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Palestinian Film Festival

Showcasing the very best of Palestinian cinema from around the globe, the festival presents an exciting opportunity to see and feel the energy, diversity and creativity of Palestine through film.


WHAT: Palestinian Film Festival
WHEN: Thursday – Sunday December 4th
WHERE: Palace Cinemas, 99 Norton St, Leichhardt
HOW MUCH: Prices Vary – Program and tickets here

20th Japanese Film Festival

Celebrate 20 years of Japanese cinema with an array of uplifting, heart-warming and inspiring films.

WHAT: Japanese Film Festival
WHEN: 17-27 november- times vary
WHERE: Event Cinemas George Street
HOW MUCH:$15-$18- more info here

Friday 18th November

Relatively Speaking

In 1960s London, couples are swinging, some more than others.  In this perfectly paced comedy of misunderstandings, no-one is quite what they seem and nothing quite goes to plan.


WHAT: Classical Comedy – Relatively Speaking
WHEN: 8:15pm of various other sessions until Saturday January 14
WHERE: Ensemble Theatre, 78 Mcdougall St, Kirribilli
HOW MUCH: $35 – $65 – Tickets and info here 

Sydney Festival of Death and Dying

Gain a new perspective on death and dying with artistic and philosophical workshops, performances, ceremonies and talks.

WHAT: Sydney Festival of Death and Dying
WHEN: 18-20th November
WHERE: Critical Path, 1c New Beach Road, Darling Point
HOW MUCH: $150-$259- more info here


Explore daily acts of resistance and radical turns of care and respect in workshops around creative dissent.

WHAT: Futuring Creative Dissent
WHEN: 1-7pm
WHERE: Frontyard, 228 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
HOW MUCH: Free- more info here

Anti-politics, Trump and Hanson: A public discussion

Discuss the crisis of capitalism and liberal democracy in a public discussion with political economist Elizabeth Humphrey’s and psychiatrist and co-founder of political blog Left Flank Ted Tietze.

WHAT:Anti-politics, Trump and Hanson: A public discussion
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: New Law Building- The University of Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

Saturday 19th November

Art school and the indigenous experience

Enrolling in a university degree is a daunting experience for many.  Tess and Daniel will discuss the creative and academic programmes available to help Indigenous UNSW Art & Design students through their time on campus.


WHAT: Culture Shock – Art School and the Indigenous Experience
WHEN: 3-5pm
WHERE: Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, 16-20 Goodhope St, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free register online here

Artbank Social Club

The Artbank Social Club returns for another year of art, music, food and a brand new Artist Flea Market extravaganza!


WHAT: Artbank Social Club 2016
WHEN: Saturday 10am-4pm
WHERE: Artbank, 222 Young St. Waterloo
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Sunday 20th November

Glebe Street Fair

Glebe Point Road will transform into a hub of culture, community, music, art and more!

WHAT: Glebe Street Fair
WHEN: 10am-7pm
WHERE: Glebe Point Road, Glebe
HOW MUCH: Free- more info here

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