Culture Guide October 10 – 16: cactus juice comedy, Antenna documentary film festival, and feminist futures

October 10th 2016
Monday 10th October

Cactus Juice #10

Raw untold comedy from comedians old and new! Cactus Juice 10 is back on the 10th of the 10th.


WHAT: Comedy – Cactus Juice #10
WHEN: 8-10pm
WHERE: Newtown Hotel – 174 King St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Tuesday 11th October

Antenna Documentary Film Festival

The sixth edition of this film festival with material challenging conceptions and conventions of the world around us.


WHAT: Film – Antenna Documentary Film Festival
WHEN: Various times until 16 October – view the program.
WHERE: Various locations around Sydney.
HOW MUCH: Various – check the website for more information.

The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Everything’s going great for Petra – she’s as beautiful as she ever was and she’s got cash to spare. But then she meets Karin…


WHAT: Theatre – The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant
WHEN: 7:30pm
WHERE: Old Fitz Theatre – 129 Dowling St, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: $28-38 – info and tickets here.

Humans of Parramatta Road

Come and meet the denizens of Parramatta Road; listen to their stories at the next Little Fictions show.


WHAT: Live Storytelling
WHEN: 7-10pm
WHERE: Knox Street Bar, Shepherd St, Chippendale
HOW MUCH: $15 – info and tickets here.

Do Something Else

This is a piece that explores the boundaries of theatrical storytelling. A beautiful collision between visual imagery, movement and text.

Do Something Else is an enquiry into life’s little distractions.


WHAT: Theatrical Storytelling
WHEN: 8-9.15pm
WHERE: The Old 505 Theatre, 5 Eliza St, Newtown
HOW MUCH: $25/$35 – info and tickets here.

Wednesday 12th October

Totes Gay

Plebiscite? Go away, and let’s coat everything in glitter! 40 limited edition tote bags designed by Sydney artists will be auctioned off to fund a Heaps Gay campaign promoting marriage equality.


WHAT: Art – Totes Gay: Art for Marriage Equality!
WHEN: 6:30-11:30pm
WHERE: Trolley’d – 14 Hutchinson St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free – info and artists here.

Bodies and Interfaces

An exhibition exploring the myriad possibilities that new digital technologies present for interface between the human body and the computer.


WHAT: Exhibition – Bodies and Interfaces 2016
WHEN: 4-6pm
WHERE: Io myers studio, UNSW – 2 High St, Kensington
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Female fronted discussion on gendered violence

Join us at UTS for an evening of fun(d)raising and feminism! Feature a panel discussion with some amazing local women about contemporary issues surrounding gendered violence in Australia.

WHAT: A female fronted discussion on gendered violence
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: UTS Building 1 (The main towering brown building), Level 4, Room 6
HOW MUCH: Gold coin donation RSVP and more info here 

Alok Vaid-Menon

ALOK VAID-MENON (DarkMatter) is a nonbinary transfeminine writer, entertainer, performance artist, and community organizer. They currently work with The Audre Lorde Project, an organizing center for and by queer and trans people of color. Alok has been invited to perform, speak, and facilitate at universities, conferences, and organizations across the world

WHAT: Talk/Live Music/Spoken Word WHERE: Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville
WHEN: 7:30 till late
HOW MUCH? $10 entry, more info here

The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Exhibition

Curated by 2016 Freedman Curatorial Scholar Emily Sullivan, The Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship Exhibition 2016 highlights the breadth and evolution of emerging artist’s work, showcasing the 2016 incumbent scholars and the 2014 returning scholars.

WHAT: Exhibition
WHERE: UNSW Galleries Paddington
WHEN: 5pm till 7pm
HOW MUCH? Free, more info here

Thursday 13th October

Spider - Boni Cairncross

‘Spider’ is an exploration of touch and affective practices, specifically hair colouring, shaving, spinning and knotting. Performed by Boni Cairncross.


WHAT: Performance – Ideas Platform ‘Spider’ – Boni Cairncross opening
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: Artspace Sydney – 43-51 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free – info here.

Friday 14th October

Feminist Futures

A three day feminist music conference featuring keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and live performances. Includes Clementine Ford, COCO SOLID and Alok Vaid-Menon of Darkmatter.


WHAT: Conference – Listen Conference 2016: Feminist Futures
WHEN: 12pm
WHERE: Bella Union
HOW MUCH: $30 – tickets here (few left!)

Bingefest tickets on sale

A festival of performance art, television, video games and internet lols. Bingefest is a 24-hour+ overnight experience at the opera house. It’s not on till December, but tickets are on sale today.

WHAT: Bingefest tickets on sale
WHEN: 9am
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
HOW MUCH: tickets on sale here

Saturday 15th October

Girl Genius Roundtable

In this roundtable, Girl Genius co-founder, Miranda Samuels will facilitate a discussion with past Girl Genius Award winners, revolving around recent works and their experiences in art school from a gender perspective.


WHAT: Panel – Prelude 1.1 Girl Genius Roundtable
WHEN: 1-4pm
WHERE: Kudos Gallery – 6 Napier St, Sydney
HOW MUCH: Free, but RSVP here.


Don’t be fooled by the name. BAD is celebrating the diversity of local music and artists, bringing together the likes of Felix Lush, Get To Work and heaps more.

WHEN: 5pm-12am
WHERE: The Factory Floor
HOW MUCH: $30- more info here


Soft Core

Presenting a range of works that are made from soft materials to materials that just look soft. Explore the many facets of ‘softness’ from thirteen Australian and international artists.

WHAT: Soft Core
WHEN: 4-6pm
WHERE: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula
HOW MUCH: Free – more info here


Sunday 16th October

Around the Outside #4

Around the Outside 2016 explores practices which understand the edges of reality to be a malleable site for play and experimentation.


WHAT: Public program: Around the outside
WHEN: Sunday 12-4pm
WHERE: Firstdraft Gallery, 13-17 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo
HOW MUCH: Free more info here

Everyday Machines

Explore tyranny and poetics of everyday machines through performance with Emile Zile, Jannah Quill, Tè and Get To Work.

WHAT: Everyday Machines
WHEN: 6.30pm- 9pm
WHERE: Alaska Projects, 73-75 William Street Darlinghurst
HOW MUCH: Free- more info here

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