Tag Archives: Darlinghurst

This week

8 Aug

Good lord it’s been a while. I’m in illness lockdown so what better way to cheer myself up than to write about all the things I will probably be too sick to do all week! It is therefore vitally important that you, dear reader, make sure you go out and do these things on my behalf.

Ivy Xchange

In a very interesting (i.e. not completely booze oriented) addition to Sydney’s late night economy, The Ivy have launched a “thinking woman’s night out“. Sorry lads, this one’s not for you. The Tuesday night program offers a series of discussions panels, presentations and workshops covering everything from online money making tips, marketing tricks, and the interestingly titled “Are We Sluts: Does It Matter If We’re A Lot Looser Than Our Mothers?“. The talks take place every Tuesday at 6:30, with free canapes and $10 cocktails and champers.

AGNSW Film Series

In honour of the new totally rad contemporary galleries, the AGNSW has been running a New Hollywood Film Series. Alas, the series is in it’s final week, with Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver capping off the program. aroundsydney highly recommends heading along to the Wednesday night session at 7:15 so you can also check out the other talks and performances happening during Art After Hours. If for some terrible reason you can’t make it, the film will be showing at 2pm on Wednesday and Sunday as well.

FBi Pot Luck Launch

FBi have well and truly settled into their new digs at the KingsX Hotel and are launching a weekly program of all things fun called Pot Luck. And by that I mean all of the fun things ever. Every Friday will involve a different combination of everything including, and I quote, “zine stalls, readings, skits and art installations to film screenings, bingo, crafternoons, astrology readings, endurance performance, bands and DJs”. Phew! Pot Luck is launching this Friday and entry is entirely free (yew!).

Big Fashion Sale

The name of this sale is not an exaggeration. 30 top Australian designers are offering up to 80% off their wears over five days starting August 12. I can’t guarantee anything will be in your size, but I can promise that there will be blood. If you can handle large violent crowds of women intoxicated by the promise of bargain designer goods, head along to District 01 52-57 Oxford St, Darlinghurst. More info here!


Tcchhh. Healthy people showing off. I’ll pass.


another week, some more stuff to do

30 Mar


This video game meets walking tour takes you back to depression era Sydney to explore the seedy underworld that once dominated Darlinghurst and the Eastern Suburbs. Find out all about the bordello queens and coke barons who terrified Sydney siders for years, and get wrapped up in their world of sly grog, drug dens and razor wars. You’ll be given a nifty GPS movie player to guide you around on your quest and one hour to complete the game. It’s a great (and free!) way to learn more about the city’s sleazy history and discover a pretty rad area while you’re at it.

Visit here to book – http://www.razorhurst.com.au/

Fools Rush In

April Fools Day may not have the same reputation as St Pat’s or Oktoberfest as a boozy-good-times holiday, but heck, it’s week five! We’ll take any excuse to get loose. Lucky for us then than the impossibly cool people from pedestrian.tv will be taking over FBi Social at the Kings Cross Hotel this Friday for Fools Rush In. The night will feature a gazillion of Sydney’s best DJ’s (plus a member of the Chaser!) playing classic party jams and indie anthems till late. It is a subscriber only event, but hey, signing up to a very rad and very free newsletter is totally worth it.

It’s a free event, just make sure you head here to sign up & RSVP – http://www.pedestrian.tv/rsvp/fbi