Tag Archives: Surry Hills

Viddy well my droogs…

16 Aug

A Clockwork Orange @ COFA

If you haven’t read the book yet, quickly do it now! We’ll wait…

You done now? Good, because Stanley Kubrick’s amazing 1971 film version is screening tomorrow night. Get over to the COFA Common Room (on the first floor of E block at COFA’s Paddington campus) at 6:30pm. Aside from the free screening there will also be mulled wine! The screening is taking place as part of UNSW’s annual Arts Week. You can check out what else is happening by downloading the program here.

Red Bull Thre3style

This competition has been making the rounds here and internationally. The Red Bull Thre3style finally lands in Sydney this Saturday with 8 of the states best DJs battling it out at Upstairs Beresford. This qualifier round will see each DJ performing a 15 minute set during which they must include least three different music genres. Sampology and Yacht Club DJs will also be there to keep the night rolling till late.

Fifties Fair

Women’s oppression! Racial segregation! The constant threat of nuclear war! Although the website claims that this weekend’s festival will be “the ultimate celebration of all things 1950s”, these things probably won’t feature too heavily at Rose Siedler House this Sunday, which is probably for the best. Instead you’ll be given full license to dress up in your fifties Sunday best and roam the grounds of one of Sydney’s most important architectural sites. The will be tours of the house, along with rockabilly dancers, fashion awards, car displays and a range of vintage collectors and dealers selling everything from clothes to kitchenware.

Tickets are $25/20, and there will be a courtesy bus to and from Turramurra station on the day.



TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! … and some other stuff going down this week.

19 Apr

Toga Party @ The Roundhouse

Been waiting for an opportunity to get your John Belushi on and party down in your bed linen? Well lucky for you the lovely folks at ARC & The Roundhouse are giving you a very good excuse to do so this Thursday. Yes this Thursday, which means you get to sleep through your hangover into Good Friday. Genius! The night will be super wallet friendly too, and not just because your costume will merely consist of a sheet you stole from your housemate’s bedroom. Entry is free all night for ARC members and before 8pm for everyone else. You can hit up the round house website < http://www.unswroundhouse.com/event.aspx?id=59&gt; for more info, including how to make a toga (which I recommend you do people, we don’t want to be witnessing wardrobe malfunctions all night!!)

Hip Hop Karaoke

Hey guys, someone made karaoke cool again! Impossible you say? Umm, I think again nerds. Tomorrow night come to GoodGod Small Club to witness the magical genius that will Hip Hop Karaoke! Tomorrow’s going to be a 420 Edition, so if you can pull off a decent Snoop impression you’ll be most welcome. However, don’t worry too much if you’re not an aficionado of the hip-hop. The night is all about letting loose, having a laugh and cheering really loudly. Entry is $5, but you’ll score yourself a free drink if you perform so the night pays for itself! The night starts at 8, but get in before 7 for $15 margarita jugs! More info here < http://www.goodgodgoodgod.com/>

We Had Parties

This five-day weekend is going to be pretty awesome! If only we could celebrate by combining all of Sydney’s best club nights into some sort of clubbing supernova for the ages. Well guess what, it’s happening! We Had Parties will be brought to you by the folks from Last Night, MUM, Girl Thing, Teen Spirit, F.R.I.E.N.D/s, Ghetto Blaster and P*A*S*H. The “Rumble in the Jungle” theme will be spread over both levels of the Gaelic, so prepare to get your fight on downstairs in the boxing room, or head upstairs to get wild in the jungle room. Thank goodness you’ll have two whole days to recover! Tix here http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=46311

Gore on show & indie cred for sale

4 Apr

A Night of Horror International Film Festival

A festival of blood, screams and all things gore. How lovely! Kicking off last Thursday, the festival program is brimming with some of the best local and international films out there, alongside a few special events. Fans of fright will be able to enjoy a mixture of contemporary and classic horror features, as well as short film screenings and workshops. There will even be a horror screenwriting forum this Thursday night, where some of the brightest filmmakers from the festival will be dishing tips on everything from writing a great horror story to getting that story on the screen. Check out the website for everything that’s happening this week – http://www.anightofhorror.com/

Garage Sale Trail

Love trawling through people’s garbage but hate lurking around at night to avoid angry neighbours? Well you’re in luck my friend. This weekend garages around the country will be opened up to junk collectors of all sorts as part of the national Garage Sale Trail. Wether it’s comic books, retro furniture, old records or vintage threads you’re after at one of the hundreds of garage sales already registered in Sydney. Even the City of Sydney Council is getting involved, hosting garage sales at Glebe and Surry Hills libraries as well as providing maps to the best spots in those suburbs. Find out more about what’s on sale and where here;  http://www.garagesaletrail.com.au/ or just wonder the streets on Sunday until you find something rad!

On This Week

15 Mar

Ok, I know this seems a bit lazy but I long longer have the time to kill on this blog that I used to. Therefore, I’ll probably just be posting my Mediate column here. Seems like I’m cheating, but meh.

What’s on This Week

Breaking Australia’s Silence: WikiLeaks and Freedom

Listen up future hard-core journalists! Have you been following all this wikileaks hoo-hah recently? Well if you’re still keen to hear more about it, be at Sydney Town Hall this Wednesday (16th March) at 6:30pm for “Breaking Australia’s Silence: WikiLeaks and Freedom”. The public forum will include former intelligence officer and independent MP Andrew Wilkie, award winning journalist and documentary maker John Pilger as well as human rights lawyer Julian Burnside. The night’s set to be full of great discussion about freedom of speech, the democratic role of journalism, and the responsibility of government to protect journalists. So head along and voice your opinion, or sit back and listen to some really interesting speakers.

Absolut Art Exhibition

Generations upon generations of artists will tell you art & booze go down swell together, so it’s no wonder the world famous Absolut Art Collection’s stop over in Sydney is stirring so much hype. The exhibition features more than 20 renowned artists, including Andy Warhol and Louise Bourgeois, who have contributed their own vision of the iconic Absolut bottle. If that’s not already enough, this night time only event will also include local and international DJ sets, live installations, film projections and a cocktail bar to keep you entertained. Starting this Friday the 18th at Ray Hughes Gallery in Surry Hills, the exhibition will be running until the 27th between 6-10pm Tuesday – Friday, 2-11pm Saturdays, and 2-10pm Sundays

YouTube Symphony Orchestra @ SOH

“Classical music? Cool? Pffftch, never!”

Well that was before YouTube got involved.

This month, the Sydney Opera House will be playing host to the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra is completely made up of musicians from around the world who were hand picked to play in Australia after their performances were seen on YouTube. If you’re not so keen on the music, there’s still plenty to do. The Western Foyer will be transformed into a YouTube Lab, where visitors can explore the ways social media and technology are changing the ways we create and access art, music and film. There will also be a Festival Bar, nightly performances from local acts, as well as real time projections of the concerts across the sails of the Opera House. The festival kicks off on Tuesday so head along to the website to see what’s on! http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/youtubesymphony/default.aspx