Top 10 Sydney Culture On this week 17/03/2019
Heard of the luck of the Irish? Well, they’re not doing so well at the moment. Might as well get drunk instead of dwelling on the current global political climate.
10) Wine Intelligence: The Evolution of Wine Drinkers in Australia and Beyond
What: This briefing will review the latest insights focused on wine consumer trends, as well as diving into the behavioural and attitudinal evolution of wine drinkers, both domestically and in key Australian export markets.
Why: “Diving into the behavioural and attitudinal evolution of wine drinkers”. Essentially, it’s therapy but with intellectual credit and spreadsheets. And samples.
9) Doug Argue ‘Transitions’ Exhibition Opening
What: Piermarq is excited and humbled to host the first Australian solo exhibition of powerhouse New York artist Doug Argue! This is an extremely rare opportunity for Sydney-siders to experience Argue’s cosmically-sublime abstracts in the flesh.
Why: We’re not going to lie. We’re genuinely excited for this one. Using flesh as art is a concept we’ve only seen in films on…certain websites.
8) Gallery Opening Party
What: Yaw waY is a brand spanking new gallery space, run by artists for artists. Come nibble on delicious snacks made by La Pelican restaurant, listen to the divine husky voice of Gabby Dever, a northern beaches singer song writer and mingle with your locals.
Why: The only time wherein it’s genuinely enjoyable to visit a ‘collaborative artist-run space’. When there’s food and booze.
7) Brilliant Artists Film Series: Sidney Nolan
What: A series of special art films on the lives of four inspirational Australian artists; John Russell, Sidney Nolan, Salvatore Zofrea and Margaret Olley. The screenings include introductions and Q&As with the filmmakers, providing unique insights into the film process and stories behind the artists.
Why: Unfamiliar with Nolan? He focused mainly on Ned Kelly – his paintings of whom feature largely on cheap postcards you recommend to your most boring visiting relatives as a token of their visit to an interminable art exhibit. Wouldn’t it be exciting to learn the complex history behind one of the most prolific postcard decorators of all time?
6) Short+Sweet Theatre
What: The biggest little play festival will be returning once again with a smorgasbord of 10 minute plays to delight your tastebuds, with hundreds of talented actors, writers and directors showing off their skills and bringing you a wonderful season of short theatre.
Why: We know. The theatre. But it’s something you have to frequent at least on a biannual basis in order to maintain your intellectual superiority over your loved ones, and they’ve been so kind as to divvy it up into the most amount of time anyone can stand independent theatre without being offensively drunk.
5) Alyssa Edwards Dancing Queen Tour
What: She’s back, back, back again direct from her Netflix reality show, Dancing Queen. Alyssa is coming back down-under with her brand new 75 minute show, Dancing Queen. Expect high kicks, death drops, kooky ooky stories, new costumes, new numbers and a full night of entertainment from one of the biggest queens in the world.
Why: It’s got everything. Including the opportunity to give your bigoted relatives a liability-free heart attack.
4) Free Burrito Day
What: A naked or regular burrito at Mad Mex Central Station! Surrender to deliciousness for free!
Why: It’s free food. You’re welcome.
3) Sugar Republic
What: Relive your childhood at the Sugar Republic! A huge ball-pit, a swing in a fairy-floss room, a giant jump-outable birthday cake, a mini cinema of the sweetest films, a sherbet rainbow bridge and a wall of sprinkles!
Why: You’ll also get a severe chronic case of type 2 diabetes to take home with you!
2) St Patrick’s Day
What: When it comes down to beer, pies, and having a good laugh, we’re all Irish somehow! On Sunday March 17, everyone qualifies, get green and keen this St Patrick’s Day like every good pub-goer should. With Guinness ON TAP, Irish food & Irish tunes of all kinds (obligatory U2 mention).
Why: It’s the only true balance you, as an Australian, will receive to counter the mental immersion of Brexit. And you’ll barely understand the relevance of this one either. This intake of alcohol will be roughly equivalent.
1) The Drop Festival
What: Following the surf and celebrating music, community culture and a love of the ocean, The Drop Festival is back for its second year. Featuring Angus & Julia Stone, Client Liaison, Hockey Dad, The Jungle Giants, Alex The Astronaut and Ball Park Music.
Why: Better get used to loving the ocean now. Thanks to unfettered global warming it’s going to be up to your neck in about ten years time.