Culture Guide :: Pimped out Peepers, Crafty Love and Everything about ‘Girls’

February 10th 2014

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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 10th :: Story Club has a new Home!

You know Story Club right?! It’s that amazing monthly event that sees the best in Australian story tellers get together and share tales prepared especially for you. Well now the Story Club gang have found a new home at Giant Dwarf in Redfern. It’s a performance space hosted by the creative team behind The Chaser and tonight’s show features The Chaser’s Andrew Hansen, The Checkout’s Zoe Norton Lodge, as well as Tom Ballard, Cait Harris and Mark Sutton.

This month’s theme is ‘Let’s Start Over’.

WHAT: Story Club
WHEN: 7pm
WHERE: Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $20 (check out Facebook for last minute tix)

Story Club

Tuesday 11th :: Bryden Williams ‘China is Real’

China is Real is the result of Brytden Williams artist residency in Beijing as part of the Chippendale New World Art Prize. The prize’s 2013 themes were ‘Revitalisation’ and ‘Creating a New World’ and Bryden takes this and explores the connection between our primal roots and modern constructed reality using new media sculptures and non-narrative video created during his time in Beijing.

WHAT: Opening night of ‘China is Real’, Bryden Williams
WHEN: 6-8pm
WHERE: NG Art Gallery, Upper Level, 3 Little Queen Street, Chippendale

China is Real

Bleached – Bryden Wiliams

Wednesday 12th :: Demonstrate your vast knowledge of ‘Girls’

Chances are you’re already into Lena Dunham’s HBO smash hit ‘Girls’. Maybe it’s the compulsively talkable reality of Lena’s character Hannah Horvath. Perhaps it’s the way the critics don’t get it and end up looking like dicks when they attempt to interrogate it’s ‘artistic’ merits. Whatever the reason you love it, Goodgod Small Club are giving you the chance to flaunt your knowledge of all things ‘Girls’ tonight at trivia!

(…and the good news is, if you start now you can watch the first two seasons marathon style in time for Wednesday!)

WHAT: ‘Girls’ Trivia
8pm (but turn up early for a table!)
Goodgod Small Club, 55 Liverpool St Chinatown, Sydney CBD

Thursday 13th :: Frame your peepers with bespoke eyelashes.

Sick of just saying ‘hello’ with your eyes? Are you hoping to scream ‘HEEELLOOO!’ or ‘Come Hither’ or maybe just ‘F*#k Off’? Sounds like you need some bespoke eyelash creations!

Join Matt Format (and Mac makeup artist Paul) for tonight’s bespoke eyelash workshop and learn how to have your eyes say exactly what you want. The Make Play workshop series are part of the 2014 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardis Gras festival.

WHAT: Make Play Bespoke Eyelashes Workshop 
WHEN: 7-9pm
WHERE: Object Gallery, Level 1, 417 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

bespoke eyelashes

Friday 14th :: Get Crafty this Valentines Day

You’re so awesome you probably don’t even care that Friday coincides with some random pagan love-festival. But maybe you like getting crafty and creative while meeting new people at the same time. Whichever way your bread is buttered Work-Shop at Redfern have the event for you as they team up singles at various craft activities. There’s crafty cocktails by Trolley’d and nibbles by Studio Neon and a vote for match-ups at the end.

WHAT: Craft Singles – crafty speed dating
WHEN: 8pm
WHERE: Work-Shop, 80 George Street, Redfern
HOW MUCH: $60 (To apply, please email

cupid craft

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