Culture Guide :: Voodoo, Shadows & Tiny Stadiums
November 22nd 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 :: Details Unknown Part 2
“An intimate, raw and hauntingly beautiful record of the mysterious people and dark places of a Sydney lost,” is how the Sydney Living Museum’s exhibition City of Shadows has been described. Into the shadows step Sydney storytelling collective Penguin Plays Rough with part two of their story trilogy Details Unknown. Head there tonight to see a mixed bag of comedians, playwrights and other word-workers build stories into the mystery.
WHAT: Penguin Plays Rough ‘Details Unknown’ Part 2
WHERE: Justice & Police Museum, Cnr Albert and Phillip Streets Circular Quay
WHEN: 7pm tonight
HOW MUCH: $15 / $10 concession
Saturday :: Tiny Stadiums Festival
Erskineville’s rooftops, gardens, shop fronts and Town Hall have been taken over by artists, comedians, playwrights, food trucks and delicious slow coffee for the Tiny Stadiums Festival. It ends this weekend so better get in quick.
WHAT: Tiny Stadiums Festival
WHERE: PACT, 107 Railway Pde Erskineville
WHEN: Ends this Saturday, check out the program
HOW MUCH: Various
Ongoing :: Voodoo Flowers Paris
Artist, Gallery Director, curator and art collector Graham Blondel is putting on his first solo show in two years. Expect quirky voodoo sculptures, paintings with epic flower motifs and collages inspired by Paris.
WHAT: Graham Blondel – Voodo Flowers Paris
WHERE: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern St Redfern
WHEN: Thurs – Sun 12-5pm
HOW MUCH: Free
Friday & Saturday :: The Heart of Punchbowl
aMBUSH Gallery has partnered with SBS to present an exhibition of photos by Andrew Quilty and content by accomplished journalist Jackie Dent, that gives an intimate look into the lives of Punchbowl’s Lebanese community. It’s been commissioned as part of SBS’s Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl series and includes characters like Charbel and Charbel who regularly feed the homeless; Wasim and Zeina, a married couple that run the Muslim section of Rookwood cemetery; and international boxing sensation Billy the Kid and his cousin Reyad.
WHAT: SBS & amBUSH Gallery present The Heart of Punchbowl – a photographic exhibition
WHERE: Bankstown Arts Centre, 5 Olympic Parade, Bankstown NSW (Sydney)
WHEN: Friday & Saturday 10-4pm
HOW MUCH: FREE
Ongoing :: FBi’s Brush With Fame
We’ve been busy here at FBi keeping our guests entertained with blank canvases and textas. But it’s all paid off, because now we have an awesome collection of art created by some of our favourite musicians. The good news is you can own it, because they are all going on auction tonight. Artists include Iggy & The Stooges, Vampire Weekend, Moby, Tame Impala, The xx, Disclosure, Florence and the Machine, Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Jay Reatard, Foals and many more.
WHAT: Launch of FBi’s Brush With Fame – an art auction of famous doodles
WHEN: Launches 9pm tonight and is open until 9pm Monday December 2nd
HOW MUCH: You decide!
Don’t forget to tune in to Arvos on FBi for more Culture Guide– each weekday at 4:30pm