Going Down: 27 Nov - 29 Nov

There’s only one month left until the New Year – you’d better squeeze as much in as you can! Here’s what’s going down in Sydney this weekend.


Parliament Zine Project: Opening Night Party

Parliament on King, 632 King St, Newtown

from 6.30pm

Newtown’s quirkiest café, Parliament on King, is hosting the opening night for the Parliament Zine Project. Presented by the Association for Dangerous Literature, there will be zines, comics and books for sale along with booze and coffee.


140 George St, Sydney

from 7pm

Where art-meets-night life: 2015’s final MCA ARTBAR is this Friday, with a culmination of exhibition, music, design and live acts curated by renowned Indigenous artist Adam Hill AKA Blak Douglas of Booreberongal (Dharug) country.

Moneys? $22, $17 for concession and members

If You Come To Australia

Verge Gallery, Jane Foss Plaza, City Rd, University of Sydney

from 7pm

 An innovative theatre project devised in collaboration with five asylum seekers who live in Western Sydney, ‘If You Come To Australia’ intimately explores their journeys, experiences of detention and the process of adaptation.

Moneys? $15 donation on the door, donated to the employment program at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and the Red Cross Emergency Relief Fund.

Charades x House of Mince: RØDHÅD

Oxford Art Factory


After the success of the Marcel Dettmann event at the beginning of the year, Charades and House of Mince are back at OAF to present RØDHÅD, and his deep house music all the way from Berlin.

Moneys? $35 at moshtix.


Japanese Showcase

The Local Taphouse, 122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst

12pm onwards

Beer enthusiasts – rejoice! This weekend The Local Taphouse has brought Tokyo to Darlinghurst, with a showcase of Japan’s finest craft brews including COEDO, Hitachino Nest Beer and Baird Beer, along with top-shelf Japanese whisky and sake and an injection of Japanese inspiration into their food menu.

Chipped Second Birthday

The Chippendale Hotel, 87-91 Abercrombie St

12pm onwards

The boys from Chipped have pulled together a stellar line-up to celebrate two years worth of mighty fine events and supreme electronic music at The Chippendale Hotel. Tunes will fill the courtyard in the afternoon, and then continue on in the basement well into the morning, featuring performances by Simon Caldwell, Adi Toohey, Pilarties, and Chipped residents and regulars such as Amp Rose, T.Hanks, and more.

Moneys? Free before 5pm, $10 after

West African Community Centre

Addison Rd Community Centre, Marrickville


Get your belly full and have a boogie at Marrickville this Saturday, with a delightful assortment of West African food, music, performances and African drum and dance workshops at the Addison Rd Community Centre.

Moneys? $20 for adults, $15 for concession, gold coin donation for the kiddies.

Electrofringe 2015

107 Projects, 107 Redfern St


 Thirty artists from across Australia will congregate in Redfern this Saturday to present an array of emerging, experimental electronic and tech-based art, sound and performance. Come observe, explore and participate in a number of projects, this year selected around the themes of privacy and surveillance in light of data retention laws, death and spiritualism in the digital age, and conceptions of possible futures.

 Moneys? Day program is donation entry, and the party is $10.


Goodgod Small Club


FBi CLICK is taking over Goodgod with all the house and techno you can handle across both rooms, featuring sets from Motorik Vibe Council, Planete, Adi Toohey b2b Andy Garvey and Astral People DJs.

Moneys? $15 on the door, $10 for FBi supporters.


Funk N Burgers: Shake Shaq

The Lord Gladstone, 115 Regent St, Chippendale

From 12pm

The crew at the Lord Gladstone have earned themselves a reputation as bon-vivants of burgers. This weekend they draw inspiration from the West Coast’s famous Shake Shack, pumping out burgers, shakes and fries – with three different seasonings, along with DJs spinning vinyl from 1pm and $5 craft beers.

Free toy with every meal for first 100 orders!

Fetish Markets

The Sanctuary, 191 Parramatta Rd, Annandale


Have a geeze at the diverse range of wares on offer at the Fetish Markets this weekend, and perhaps take home something handmade, something special or something a bit kinky.

Two Up Talk Series – Round 7

107 Projects, 107 Redfern St


Round 7 of the Two Up talks, a series of back-to-back lectures by two experts on completely unrelated topics, will feature Eliza Owen discussing the economics of unemployment and Bruce Isaacs exploring the transformation of film in the digital age.