Culture Guide :: V-day special
February 14th 2014
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…
Scissor, Paper, Love <3
“Love is like a roll of tape, it’s real good for making two things one”. Flight of the Conchords knew it, and so do the crafty legends at Work-Shop. Tonight they’re getting 14 lucky boys and girls together to speed date over different ten-minute craft challenges.
WHAT: Craft Singles ‘speed dating with a crafty twist’
WHERE: Work-Shop 80 George St Redfern
WHEN: Tonight 8pm
HOW MUCH: $60. Email them to book.
Get some free lovin’
Rules are for tools. Here’s a night you can mingle, flirt or befriend strangers in the anarchist spirit of free love. The Anarchist speed dating night is open to all, gay or straight, bi or queer, pan or trans, the monogamous and the polyamorous alike and everyone in between.
WHAT: Anarchist speed dating
WHEN: Tonight 7.30 – 10pm
WHERE: Black Rose Social Centre, 22 Enmore Rd
HOW MUCH: entry by donation
Donny Benét’s Lonely Hearts Club
The ever smooth synth god Donny Benét is playing two free sets tonight after a screening of Picnic at Hanging Rock, in the perfect combination of creepy and cuddle-inducing.
WHAT: Donny Benet ‘Lonely Hearts Club’
WHERE: Golden Age Cinema and Bar, 80 Commonwealth St Surry Hills
WHEN: Tonight. Bar opens 5pm. Picnic at Hanging Rock screens 7pm. First Set 10pm. Second set 11pm.
HOW MUCH: Free – ticket to movie is $20/$15 concession
Break records, not hearts
Because you’ve always wanted to be in the Guinness Book of Records ever since you saw that woman squirt milk out of her eyeballs.
WHAT: Guinness World Record Attempt: the worlds biggest blind date
WHERE: Sydney Opera House
WHEN: 21st February
HOW MUCH: $98 + BF. Making world records is no cheap feat, but the fee covers wines, beers, canapes by Matt Moran, a matched date, an after party plus a Guiness World Records certificate.
Watch a chick flick
The Mardi Gras Film Festival has begun and they have the ultimate chick flick for us tonight. It’s called Dual, a story of two women driving around a town in Denmark in a kind of lesbian Before Sunrise.
WHAT: ‘Dual’ at the Mardi Gras Film Festival
WHERE: Event Cinemas, George St
WHEN: Tonight 7pm
HOW MUCH: $19