Going Down: 07 Dec - 11 Dec

It’s the last week of school before the rat bags hit the streets for the summer – enjoy it while you can. Here’s what’s going down in Sydney this week.


Story Club: A Very Story Christmas

Story Club

199 Cleveland St, Surry Hills


Come hear some Christmas tales be told by Richard Glover (702 Broadcaster, Author), Craig Anderson (Comedian/Actor/Writer), Susie Youssef (How Not To Behave), Lewis Hobba (Triple J) and Zoe Norton (Stories), with musical hosts Benny Davis and Santasaurus.

Moneys? $20


Apathetic Issue #2 Launch

Goodspace Gallery, above the Lord Gladstone


Apathetic is a binannual arts and design journal, and they are releasing their second issue, ‘Floored’ this Wednesday. Inspired by the dual concepts of being flawed/floored, the issue exhibits the theme as explored by 21 Australian creatives.


107 Projects, 107 Redfern St


Dear Pluto’s Emma Daniels, aka Sydney’s cupid, is hosting a night to swap tales of courtship and learn useful flirting tips (like the elusive skill of winking like a Victoria’s Secret model rather than looking like you’ve got something in your eye). Dating anecdotes will be provided by Kat Dopper (founder of Heaps Gay), Gen Fricker (comedian and writer) and Eliza Reilly (FBi radio presenter).

“You will laugh, you will cry, you will probably need a cigarette.”

Moneys? $10

Utopia Goods Christmas Shop

Suite 67/61 Marlborough St

Surry Hills

Wednesday 9 Dec-Thurs 24 Dec, see utopiagoods.com for hours

A pop-up store for all your gifting needs, Utopia Goods’ hand-printed 100% cotton and linen design, inspired by Australia’s unique native flowers’ will help you fill some stockings. Complimentary gifting-wrapping and icy refreshments. The markets will run for two weeks.


Tudor Comedy First Night

Tudor Hotel Redfern

90 Pitt St


Redfern’s quintessential old man local pub, the Tudor Hall, is starting their own open mic comedy night. Come down this Thursday to get your belly-a-jiggling.

Big Arties Menu Launch

Union Hotel Newtown

576 Union St, Newtown


Landmark of south King St, Union Hotel, recently underwent a huge refurb and the final touch has arrived – a new menu for Big Arties. 20 beers on tap, a new wine menu, cocktails, more scotch, more gin and FOOD. Come along this Thursday for an array of slow cooked meats, large salads, share plates and NY-style deli sandwiches.