Culture Guide :: Stories, tattoos and bicycles

October 11th 2013


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…


Friday :: Grab your compadres for a cinematic tango

The Argentine Film Festival is on for the next week and there’s a tango night special tonight.

WHAT: Argentina Film Festival
WHERE: Hoyts cinemas
WHEN: Until 16th October. See the program
HOW MUCH: $19 / $16




All weekend :: Get serenaded by spoken word and slammed by some poetry

Sydney is being taken by wordsmiths for three days of literary mayhem with hip hop, poetry, spoken word, a special Penguin Plays Rough and a night of storytelling brought to you by All The Best.

WHAT: World Travels Festival & Australian Poetry Slam finals
WHERE: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Theatre, The Rocks
WHEN: Tonight – Sunday 13th October
HOW MUCH: Various, but there are some free events


Saturday :: Catch a free mini gig and support a good cause

Young musicians are playing their original music for three hours in the sun at Cathedral Square to raise awareness of Mental Health month. It’s going to be sweet.

WHAT: Our Kind of Music mini gig promoting mental health awareness
WHERE: Cathedral Square, corner of College and William streets
WHEN: 12pm – 3pm

Our Kind of Music

All weekend :: Check out this baarrrrr, matey

For one weekend only, Kings Cross is home to a 1920s Honolulu-inspired pop up bar, venue and museum of original tattoo art by the late Norman ‘Sailor Jerry’ Collins. There’ll be music, good American street food and a barber shop.

WHAT: Hotel Street pop up
WHERE: 12 Kellett St Kings Cross
WHEN: 9-13 Oct
HOW MUCH: various

Hotel Street

Sunday :: Ride the park

To kick off a week of celebrating all things cycling, head to Sydney park for a mini festival

WHAT: Sydney Rides the Park mini-festival
WHERE: Sydney Park, St Peters
WHEN: Sunday 9:30am – 2pm


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