Culture Guide November 21 – 27: MCA ARTBAR, Gusher Fundraising Party, and Whose Line Is It Anyway?

November 21st 2016
Monday 21st November

Hard to Believe

Hard to Believe is a documentary that examines the issue of forced live organ harvesting from Chinese prisoners of conscience, and the response—or lack of it—around the world. Produced by Swoop Films, two-time Emmy Award-winning director/producer, Ken Stone, and Irene Silber.


WHAT: Film Screening and Q&A Panel Discussion – Hard to Believe
WHEN: 7:30-9:30pm
WHERE: Civic Theatre, Hurstville Entertainment Centre, 16 Macmahon St, Hurstville
HOW MUCH $10-$15 Tickets and info here

Tuesday 22nd November

Underground Art Studio

Annual Exhibition of work from students in the Artworks! program.  Artworks! is a visual arts course for young adults aged between 16 and 25 who may be experiencing difficulties or challenges in their lives.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Underground Art Studio
WHEN: 5-7pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery,
HOW MUCH: Free more info here 

The Screwtape Letters

This brilliantly funny theatrical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic masterpiece THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS follows the correspondence between a senior demon, Screwtape, and his nephew, a junior tempter named Wormwood, who must secure the damnation of a young man. A delicious insight into the frailties of human nature that will make you squirm in self-recognition.


WHAT: The Screwtape Letters Theatrical Opening Night
WHEN: 7.30-9.30pm
WHERE: Seymour Centre – Corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $40 more info here 

In The Time of Hope

In The Time of Hope is a photographic observation by Melbourne based, Josh Robenstone, of American society on the streets of Los Angeles during the Obama era.


WHAT: In The Time of Hope Opening  – Photographic exhibition
WHEN: 10-6pm
WHERE: Black Eye Gallery – 3/138 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free more info here 

50 Years of Exploration: The North Face

To celebrate the North Face’s 50th anniversary, take a look back at their finest moments on the mountain and beyond through an immersive gallery, adventure film screenings, and live music by Winterbourne on the final night.


WHAT: 50 Years of Exploration:The North Face  – Exhibition
WHEN: 10-10pm
WHERE: aMBUSH Gallery – Level 3, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $25 more info here 

No Lights No Lycra Manly

This dance sensation has taken Australia by storm and now it’s time for Manly to get its shot…

What is it?
Its simple:
An hour of dancing in darkness as if no one else is watching
well, literally. No one else is watching!


WHAT: No Lights No Lycra – Freestyle Dance
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Manly Community Centre – 12 Wentworth St, Manly
HOW MUCH: $7 more info here 

Wednesday 23rd November


YARN Australia is a Sydney based Aboriginal organisation that strives to create connections between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and non-Indigenous Australians through events and gatherings built on music, stories, culture, conversation and respect.


WHAT: Culture, Conversation and the Arts – YARN at SCA
WHEN: 5:30-9:00pm
WHERE: Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle College, Balmain Rd

Mentorship Panel Discussion

Mentorship Panel Discussion hosted by Women in the Arts.  A career focussed panel discussion exploring the opportunities created by mentorships, the value of mentoring, the mentor/mentee relationship and the organisational role.


WHAT: Mentorship Panel Discussion – Women In The Arts
WHEN: 6-9pm
WHERE: The Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St. Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: $10 Tickets and Info here

On Social Strikes & Directional Demands

Hosted by Sydney Free School, at the Stucco Housing Co-Op. This talk seeks to investigate the methods of social action and disruption.

WHAT: Public Discussion
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Stucco Housing Co-op, 197 Wilson St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

Thursday 24th November

Vessel Man

Exhibition Opening of Renee So’s solo show – Vessel Man.


WHAT: Exhibition Opening – Renee So – Vessel Man
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 8 Soudan Ln, Paddington
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Friday 25th November


‘FlashBlaks to the Future’ invites you to take part in storytelling, poetry and workshops that explore notions of freedom, inter-generational memory and cultural transmission.


WHAT: MCA ARTBAR – FlashBlaks to the Future – Megan Cope
WHEN: 7-11pm
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St. Sydney
HOW MUCH: $15-20 Tickets and Info here

Indigenising the White Cube

Indigenising the White Cube aims to pick at some of the issues raised in this exhibition, inviting Indigenous artists and curators and non-indigenous curators who have worked with Indigenous artists to discuss the modes of representation of Indigenous art in contemporary spaces.


WHAT: Panel Discussion – Indigenising the White Cube
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Verge Gallery, Jane Foss Russell Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney, Darlington
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Spoken Word Women USA

Four international powerhouse poetry acts in one literary, musical showcase celebrating all things woman!


WHAT: Spoken Word Women USA
WHEN: 6.30-9pm
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $32 – more info here

The Big Design Market

Three huge days of local and international design, with over 200 stallholders across homewares, textiles, furniture, fashion and more!


WHAT: The Bid Design Market
WHEN: 10am- 9pm
WHERE: Royal Hall of Industries
HOW MUCH: $2 entry- more info here

Wonderwalls Wollongong

A three-day mural festival, featuring free artist talks, art exhibitions and multiple large-scale murals being painted in the Wollongong CBD.


WHAT: Wonderwalls
WHEN: 25TH-27TH November
WHERE: Wollongong, varying locations
HOW MUCH:Free- more info here

Saturday 26th November

Gusher Fundraising Party

Gusher have rounded up some of the most exciting rock and punk acts in Australia and are throwing a massive party to help raise funds for the upcoming 2nd issue!  Have a beer and a dance to support women and fight sexism in the music industry.


WHAT: Gusher Fundraising Party
WHEN: 7pm-2am
WHERE: The Factory Floor, 105 Victoria Rd. Marrickville
HOW MUCH: $15-20 Tickets and info here

Runway issue #32 Re/production launch

The launch party for Runways 32nd issue- featuring performances, presentations, tour and roundtable talks.


WHAT: Runway issue #32 launch
WHEN: 2-5pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here

Freda’s Ark- 5th Birthday celebration!


Celebrate Freda’s 5th birthday with live music, petting zoo and Noah’s ark theme.


WHAT: Freda’s Ark- 5th birthday
WHEN: 6pm-12am
WHERE: Freda’s – 107-109 Regent Street Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $10 entry, free before 8pm- info here

Sunday 27th November

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Want to watch Bridie, Steen, Suzie, and Tom kill it on Whose Line but can’t afford cable because you spent all your money on tinned beans and an end of days bunker? Come take advantage of the Foxtel connection, Sunday specials, and my boss’ “yes, and..!” attitude at Hustle & Flow!


WHAT: Comedy – Whose Line Is It Anyway?
WHEN: 7:30-10pm
WHERE: Hustle & Flow, 105 Regent St. Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

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