Going Down: 23 Nov - 26 Nov

The Christmas decorations have officially gone up in shopping centres – thus you require distractions and excuses to procrastinate your Christmas shopping until the 23rd. We’ve got a few stored up - here’s what’s going down this week in Sydney.


Hey Fam It’s Saturday

Giant Dwarf

199 Cleveland St, Redfern,

from 7pm

Don’t be fooled by the name – this event very definitely occurs on Monday. Inspired by the classic family variety show, the Hey Fam podcast team are presenting their first ever live event. Hosted by Levins and Angus, entertainment will be provided by comedians and performers such as Lewi McKirdy, Tom Tilley, Becky Lucas, Gen Fricker, and more – plus, musical guests The Meeting Tree.

 Moneys? $15


GRC Art under the influence – opening night

ESD Gallery

102 Burton St, Darlinghurst


Gordon R Carmichael explores and portrays oculi – or circular openings for us laymen. Carmichael’s oculi amalgamate notions of sense perception and scale while experimenting with design and special dimension. More information available at https://www.facebook.com/events


Stupid Sexy Flanders

Tokyo Sing Song

Basement 145 King St, Newtown

from 7pm

Run by students of the Australian Institute of Music and supported by Young Henry’s, Stupid Sexy Flanders is an evening of musical delights to raise money for the Movember Foundation. Tunes provided by Swords, The Knowgoods, and Hello Bones.

Moneys? $10

Issue #29 [PORN] Launch

The Bearded Tit

183 Regent St, Redfern

from 6pm

Runway Australian Experimental Art is hosting their last launch party of the year, celebrating the release of issue #29[PORN]. Edited by Macushla Robinson, this issue is comprised of a range works from a range of Australian artists and writers. Neither pro nor anti-porn in it’s ethos, the edition instead aims to address the breadth of the contemporary pornography and contemporary art. The evening will feature performances by some of the artists.

Loco Project Pop-Up Launch Drinks


39 Glebe Pt Rd, Glebe

Loco Project has curated a pop up art gallery to carry you through until Christmas, with launch drinks every Wednesday at 6pm.


Exhibition Opening: Nell – Let There Be Robe

Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

8 Soudan Ln, Paddington


Sydney-based artist Nell, whose curriculum vitae includes exhibitions at MONA, curator of MCA ARTBAR, and collaborator with fashion brand Romance Was Born, is taking over Paddington’s Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery. Her solo exhibition is inspired from her lifelong passion for ACDC and an admiration for Zen-Buddhist robes. Writing about the MONA FOMA 2012 installment of this show, Nell stated “With lowbrow sexual innuendo, this is music of the masses, of ‘every town’, of my hometown and of my studio. Rock ‘n’ Rock literally, lyrically and aesthetically engages with sex and death and I have always loved that the word AC/DC is used as a colloquial synonym for bisexuality and by extension, for in-between places”

Exhibition opens this Thursday, and will run until 18 December.

Perv Queerotic Film Festival

The Red Rattler Theatre

6 Faversham St, Marrickville

Perv is an international film and video festival devoted to queerotica, and will be taking over the Red Rattler this weekend, from 26-29 November. Thursday marks their opening night, celebrated with a screening of the Perv International Shorts Competition.

Full program and tickets available at http://pervfilmfestival.com

Moneys? Festival pass $59, $39 for concession; single session $17, $12 for concession.

The Invocation – Sydney Premiere

Govindas Movie Room

112 Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst


Films For Change is screening The Invocation – a film exploring the universal notion of ‘God’ and fundamental questions of humanity and spirituality. Live music by Emma Beau and Kym Staton’s, and vegan chocolate tasting provided by The Chocolate Yogi. Tickets include an Indian vegetarian/vegan buffet meal following the film.

Moneys? $35 at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-invocation-thur-26th-nov-tickets-19488249880