Culture Guide :: Year of the Horse, Queer Art, Dance & Stories

January 31st 2014

FBi's Weekend 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…


Friday 31st :: Pictures painting words

The clever brains behind Affectors are treating us to a night of literature, art and absinthe in a multi-sensory exhibition where 25 artists have created their own covers of the classics. Among others, check out Wayne Nichols’ interpretation of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Chris Nixon’s On the Road and Jason Paulos’s take on Journey to the Centre of the Earth.

WHAT: The Art of Storytelling – a multi-sensory affectors exhibition
WHERE: Comber St Gallery , 5 Comber St, Paddington
WHEN: Tonight from 5.30pm

The Art of Storytelling - Comber St Gallery

Friday 31st :: Join a queer and quirky late night art party

The MCA’s late night art party is reaching new levels tonight with a night of DJs, performance and exhibitions curated by local performer and SMAC nominee  Justin Shoulder and the Glitter Militia. The theme? “Dress to impress, with lashings of colour and at least a quantum of queer”.

WHAT: MCA Art Bar Nightcraft
WHERE: MCA, The Rocks
WHEN: tonight 7pm – 11pm
HOW MUCH:  $22… SOLD OUT ONLINE! But they’ll still have a few tix on the door. Be quick.

MCA Art Bar

All weekend :: Short and Sweet

Over 170 performers are currently taking part in the Short & Sweet dance festival which brings you 10 minute dances by emerging and professional choreographers. Expect a blend of Contemporary, Physical theatre, Flamenco, Burlesque, Circus arts, Lyrical, Neo-classical, Street dance.

WHAT: Short & Sweet dance festival
WHERE: New Theatre, 542 King Street Newtown
WHEN: until Sunday Feb
HOW MUCH: $25 – $38 from

Short & Sweet 

All weekend :: Bring on the Year of the Horse

It’s the Year of the Horse and as always Sydney is going off to celebrate the Year of the Horse. Plenty of stuff going on, but we’d recommend checking out the Crossing Boundaries exhibition at Town Hall, seeing Chinese Sydney by bike and the Twilight Parade on Sunday night.

WHAT : Chinese Lunar New Year
WHEN: Until 9th Feb
WHERE: Around Sydney
HOW MUCH: Various, but the above ones are free. Check them out!

 Lunar New Year

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