Going Down: 20 Nov - 22 Nov

Have trouble calling it a night? With a weekend full of unrelenting parties and deep house music, there’s no need to go home before sunrise. Here’s what’s going down in Sydney this weekend.


Erotic Fan Fiction

Giant Dwarf, 199 Cleveland St, Redfern at 8pm

Indulge in a night of bawdiness and obscenity with Miranda Tapsell, Brendan Cowell, Nakkiah Lui, Jordan Raskopoulos, Pat Magee and Eddie Sharp.

Moneys? $15 – tix available at www.giantdwarf.com.au

EVE #3: IMAABS + Jalé

Eleven Nightclub, from 9pm

EVE’s first event at the Red Rattler was self-described as “a nite ov dank pluralistic xpression + xperience, offering safe spaces 4 diverse formz ov resistance + difference”. It’s back again this Friday in Paddington, with tune-making guests from Chile and Melbourne.

Moneys? $20 on the door

JOY. ‘ODE’ EP Tour

Goodgod Small Club

 To celebrate the release of her much anticipated, self-produced debut EP ‘Ode’, 17-year old songstress and producer JOY. will be performing at Goodgod this Friday.

L’Oasis #4: The Gutter and The Stars

SLYFOX, 199 Enmore Rd, from 9pm

“A classic futurist comedy of manners” – this Friday the Sly will be visited by DJs Stereogamous, Luke O’Connor and Rohan Willard, Josh Bentley, and more. Why? Apparently celebrating something to do with the moon cycle, but really we just think it’s just a solid excuse to party.

Moneys? $10 on the door


Reggae Carnival Market Day

Rat Park, Pittwater Rd, Sydney

Market stalls, international food, drumming and dance workshops, and more – all while immersed in reggae and dub tunes. Bar provided by 4 Pines.

Moneys? $10, free for kids under 12.

CAM – Clothing and Art Market

Alpha House Artist Cooperative, 226 Union St, Erskineville, 11am-6.30pm

Just as the name suggests – this Saturday the creative souls at Alpha House will be hosting a clothing and art market in Erskineville.

Quadruple Threat

Knox St Bar, Chippendale, 8pm

Fresh from a season of sell-out shows at Sydney Fringe Festival, Henry Moss plays Harry Ledgerman, a former musical theater star who, following a public mental breakdown, now aims to promote his celebrity memoir ‘Quadruple Threat’ through a series of motivational workshops. Come be inspired and amused by Ledgerman and a collection other ostentatious guest speakers – perhaps they will reveal the secret to success?  

Heaps Gay

The Oxford Hotel, 134 Oxford St, from 9pm

Heaps Gay is back, with Felicity Frockaccino, Lakemba Ladies, Earl Grey, Spicy Tuna, Bad Ezzy, Ariane and Heaps Gay DJs, for three floors of beats, babes and boogying.

Picnic presents: Mathew Jonson, Cobblestone Jazz & Palms Trax

Jam Gallery, 9pm-3am

Mathew Johnson will be performing both under his solo outfit and with legendary trio Cobblestone Jazz, employing his classical and jazz background to unearth a refreshing new style of club music. Joined by Berliner Palms Trax on his debut trip to Oz, don’t miss out on the chance to be among the first Down Under to see this rising star in house music.

Tix available at Resident Advisor.

Foxlife: Charlie Jones and T-Hanks

SLYFOX, 199 Enmore Rd, Enmore, 10pm-7am

Talent from Sydney’s emerging Post Pluto Collective, Charlie Jones and T-Hanks, will be bringing quality jams to Enmore on Saturday and well into Sunday morning for all those who don’t want to get home before sunrise.

Moneys? $10 before 12, $15 after.

Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Xmas Market

Manning Bar and Manning House, USyd, 10.30am

Live music, vintage clothing and accessories, 50’s dance classes, and over 50,000 LPs and 45s for the vinyl lovers – all available this Sunday.

Moneys? $6 entry, and kids under 13 free.

Radio Men: Box Social

Chingalings, 133 Oxford St, Darlinghurst, 4-10pm

Bondi Beach Radio’s ‘Radio Men’ invite y’all to look back on the year that was with an afternoon of live sets from past guests and new faces to the show. Free entry, $5 gin and juice specials, and performances by Oxford Ocean, AVALONiA, Verbal Mechanics, Phillabusta, and more.

Aboriginal Communities Fundraiser

The Red Rattler Theatre, Marrickville, 6pm

‘Students Support Aboriginal Communities’ are hosting a fundraising initiative this Sunday, with performances by Baby Face Thrilla, Kimchi Princi, Dispossessed, The Ruckus, and more.

Moneys? $20 standard ticket, $5-15 for unwaged/reduced price attendees (though no one will be turned away), and $25-30 for supporter/donator tickets.