Culture Guide :: Painters, performers & parties

November 18th 2013

Culture guide

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…


Monday ::  Story Club’s Switcheroo

Just when we thought it was getting summery, Sydney sprung on us that kind of weather that makes you want to curl up with a glass of wine while someone tells you a story. Luckily, Story Club is happening tonight so you can do just that! Tonight’s theme is the old Switcheroo, where guests will be telling tales about being switched around.

“Stories where confusion abounds, where double-takes rule, stories of Mixups and SNAFUs and GotchaNoses and Stings. Probably.”

WHAT: Story Club – ‘The Old Switcheroo’ 
WHERE: The Raval, 1/42 Wentworth Ave Surry Hills
WHEN: Tonight 7.30pm
HOW MUCH: $20 + bf

Story Club 2


Tuesday ::  Corroboree Festival Sydney

The indigenous festival for all Australians has graced our shores once again. Check out the timetable and catch some of the leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, writers, dancers and musicians as they sing, dance and share their stories.

WHAT: Corroboree Festival
WHERE: Around Sydney
WHEN: 14-24 November
HOW MUCH: Various

Corroboree Festival Sydney

Wednesday :: Celebrate 30 years of Performance Space

Back in ’83, Performance Space got together with the vision to become Australia’s leading agency for inter-disciplinary and performance arts.This year they’re celebrating the big 3-0 in style by taking over the entire Carriageworks building for twelve days and nights and filling it with dance, theatre, visual art, sound and music for an epic birthday party they’re calling You’re History.

WHAT: You’re History: Celebrating 30 years of Performance Space
WHERE:  Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St Eveleigh
WHEN:  Wednesday 8.30pm – running until 30th November
HOW MUCH: Various

You're History - Celebrating 30 years of Performance Space

Thursday :: Sign Painters documentary screening

Ever thought about the artists behind signs and logos? This doco tells the stories of the artists, their history and their methods, featuring more than two dozen sign painters working in cities around the US. Lo-Fi Collective have brought it to Sydney for us to enjoy and they’re putting on a bit of an exhibition as well.

WHAT: The Sign Painters – documentary screening & exhibition
WHERE: The Standard, Lvl 3 Kinselas Building, Taylor Square
WHEN: Thursday 6pm for 7pm screening
HOW MUCH: $15 + bf

Friday :: Quack – a play about Fanny, her good looking doctor and zombies

Fanny’s in a bit of a pickle. No one wants to read her short story about a stallion and the dead in her outback town have started devouring the living. It’s been described as “a mash up of A Country Practise, Deadwood and Shaun of the Dead – a romantic historical western drama noir exploitation comedy. With zombies.”

WHAT: QUACK by Ian Wilding
WHERE: UTS Glasshouse Bar, 15 Broadway Ultimo
WHEN: Friday 7pm (running until 23rd November)
HOW MUCH: $16.50 / $13.50 concession

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