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This week: Goodbye Freaky Tiki, Time Out does Jurassic Lounge, Vogue’s FNO 2011

6 Sep

Ok, so it’s mid sem break, the housework’s done and a batch of cookies are baking in the oven. FINALLY! I have time to blog in the first time in ages. Soo, what’s happening then?

SMH

Freaky Tiki is closing down this week! Boo! But at least that means it’s going to be a pretty awesome place to be all week with different themes every night, $3 drinks all night Tuesday (yes, as in tonight) and complimentary drinks and food during Sunday night’s closing down party. From what I’ve gathered it’s not the last of Freaky Tiki, the owners are just closing the place down for a few months for renovations. Huzzah! But considering that the owners are the Keystone group (Gazebo, The Winery, Cargo bar etc etc) it’s probably a safe bet that this might be the last we’ll see of the astro turf =(

The Thousands

Jurassic Lounge is being curated by Time Out mag tonight! Expect crazy burlesque performers, a contortionist, video installations, karaoke, zine making and a silent disco amongst the dinosaurs. $15 at the door gets you entry plus one free drink! If you haven’t been yet, hurry up and hop to it! The program ends Sept 20.

Vogue’s Fashion Night Out is on again this Thursday. I started going through all the retailers to tell you guys where all the best stuff is happening, but there are way too many stores getting involved! I’ll just give you the gist; some stores will make you pay $300 before you get anything free (looking at you Mimco!) others have pretty good discounts all night (20% off all stock at Kookai, Glue, Nine West, Sportsgirl and probably some others) and sooo many other places are enticing shoppers into their stores with free food and drinks all night. If you’re broke like me, it’s still worth going for all the free food. Just roam around the Pitt Street Mall/QVB and your bound to end up with a cupcake in one hand and some champers in the other.

Aaaaand my cookies are ready. Have a good week!

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TV, dinosaurs & sexy stories

10 Apr

Jurassic Lounge

If you haven’t yet experienced the radness that is Jurassic Lounge, then why the flip not? Remember those trips you used to take to the Australian Museum as a kid? You were freaked out by the skeletons and found the stuffed birds sooo boring. Well now imagine the same setting with a drink in hand, DJ’s spinning in the background and plenty of mood lighting. Awesome right? But sadly next Tuesday will be the final night of the program. Make sure you’re there for the usual live performances, torchlight tours and Silent Disco as well as face painting, VJ’s, short films, and local artist Houl painting up a storm. Entry is $15 and includes a free drink. Head here for further deets – http://www.jurassiclounge.com/apr-19-2011/

Erotic Fan Fiction Readings

Forgive me. I couldn’t not write about this. I saw it on the City of Sydney website and it made me laugh so hard. For those of you unacquainted with the world of erotic fan fiction, it’s basically the practice of turning your favourite stories, characters and idols into something into something gross, yet sometimes hilarious. This cultural phenomenon is certainly not everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s a fairly large scene in Sydney. Even the Sydney Writer’s Festival is bringing their EFF event back for another year! So if you enjoy creative writing with a seedy twist, head along to Surry Hills library this Thursday from 9-10pm. If this isn’t all ready too much information, check out the website here http://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/10151-erotic-fan-fiction-readings

Friday on My Mind @ AFTRS

After a long week of work/uni/whatever, you’re always aching for some more brainfood yeah! Well the Australian Film, Television and Radio School has got you covered, with talks every Friday with some of the most renowned members of the Australian media industry. Former speakers have included documentary makers, screenwriters, animators and film directors working on everything from All Saints to Happy Feet. Talks take place 5-6pm at AFTRS HQ in the Moore Park Entertainment Quarter and seats are strictly first in, best dressed! You can find out more info here – http://www.aftrs.edu.au/whats-on/friday-on-my-mind.aspx

Oestrogen Love Fest 2011

3 Mar

aka International Women’s Day in taking place on Tuesday March 8.
This year IWD turns 100, and for those out of the loop, this is not a day to celebrate  boobs, sandwiches and PMS. Instead it is a day where we celebrate the achievements of women all around the world and use these achievements to inspire and empower others.
Unfortunately IWD doesn’t really have the same standing it does in other countries. Did you know it’s an official holiday in almost 30 countries and women get honoured with small presents and flowers?!
PRESENTS PLEASE!
Anyways, there will still be a few cool events running on Tuesday if you’re feeling the lady love.
Crafternoon Tea @ Reverse Garbage

This place is so rad. You can get lost in here for hours looking through piles of old children’s video boxes and kitsch 3D pictures of puppies and flowers. If you have never been to Reverse Garbage, it’s basically a not-for-profit co op not unlike a giant industrial style reject shop. There are two in Sydney, the original giant shed within the grounds of the Addison Road Centre in Marrickville and more recently a more designer/artist friendly addition in Taylor Square. This Crafternoon Tea will be taking place at the former from 2.30 – 4pm, so make sure you’re there to get creative, help the planet and eat cake with a bunch of other lovely ladies.

 

WOW Film Festival

If you haven’t had enough of short films since Tropfest, pop into Customs House from 12.15 – 1pm. To kick off the Annual World Of Women Film Festival and celebrate the centenary of IWD, the event will showcase a selection of  short films made by women. There will also be a Q&A session with the Festival Director Sil-Nyin Cameron so head along to see some great shorts and support women in film.

 

Leona Edmiston Luncheon

If you have $130 dollars lying around, why not join Leona Edmiston to celebrate her label’s 10 year anniversary and IWD all in one hit. You’ll get to enjoy a 3 course lunch with matching wines, a fashion parade of Edmiston’s AW11 collection and a few words from the lady herself about her inspiration for the collection and views on & tips for this season’s trends. The luncheon will take place at Pendolino in the Strand Arcade at 12:30pm.

If you have another $130 lying around after you’ve booked your ticket, why not take me with you?

 

Jurassic Lounge

Jurassic Lounge is going all girly on us, adding a few lady bits to their regular Tuesday night activities. Alongside the creepy skeletons and pythons doing the rounds, there will be tarot card readings, Cunningpants of Snatch & Grab Dj’s in the Silent Disco, as well as a screening of Dena Curtis’ documentry 8 Ladies (don’t worry, there will almost definitely be more than 8 ladies there on the night!).

$15 entry on the door includes a free drink, so head to the Australian Museum between 5:30 and 9:30pm.

 

Happy IWD! Don’t forget, small presents and flowers would be greatly appreciated.

 

Your friends,

aroundsydney