Top 10 Sydney Culture On this week 22/07/2018
From eco-warrior to 80s scrape to drunken gourmand; we expect this’ll be first week you end constipated, face down drunk in fish net stockings, reeking of moral pride. But certainly not the last. Not if we have anything to do with it.
10) Beat The Bottle
No, this isn’t AA. We’re Australian for craps sake. There’s a reason why AA is an American thing. When we drink, we drink with legitimate moral purpose. With the aim to keep our beaches clean from plastic waste. Yet another reason we don’t play beer bong, aside from the glaringly obvious fact that we don’t need a bloody college game to get drunk.
9) Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale and Party
Okay, just…hear us out. You buy a bunch of these little guys, place them near a window or balcony, wait ’til the sun hits you just right…and you’ll have an all-purpose photo that’ll make you seem like a healthy functional human being. Just make sure you don’t accidentally reverse your camera. No one needs to know what you did last night or why you needed ten bottles of creme de menthe and that many deceased hamsters.
They got it, baby. They got it RAW.
7) Lucia di Lammermoor
23rd & 27th July
The diva is returning home. No, they haven’t excavated Holly Valance. Thankfully. One of the only three Australian sopranos to sing the role of Lucia, a bride living in the cold Scottish moors who descends into blood-drenched operatic madness (who would’ve guessed), Jessica Pratt is bringing her stratospheric vocals to the Sydney stage.
6) New Collection Release Party
Calling all fashionistas. You’re looking a little…like you haven’t spent money in the past hour. We’ve got just the thing you need. Food, drinks and a new on the scene street culture fashion brand that’ll have everyone believing your tattered outfit and fingerless gloves are truly a product of a harsh deeply affecting existence and not a one hell of a fat inheritance cheque.
5) 12 Days of Christmas in July
Over seven nights, The Oak will be counting down the days of Christmas to the holy Friday eve starting with Sunday Goose done two ways – roasted and grey, Monday’s pineapple passion donuts, Tuesdays beery Stella Artois tree, Wednesday’s taco times, Thursday’s 5 course degustation and finally Friday: The biggest party in the East.
4) Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market
Time to turn back the clock and get retro, you coked-up, crazy copacetic cats. Wait…no, just the last three. Sorry, we forgot this isn’t actually the 80s. So come down to Manning Bar, get buzzed and get old school branded in a fantastic tribute to milquetoast nostalgia that purifies the act of reminiscence to a nigh delusional degree. You know. Uni life.
3) Ryoji Ikeda: micro | macro
Impress your friends and condense all of your intellectual input into one cataclysmic collision of art and quantum physics. You know, like that time you photographed yourself at one of those maniacal military work out classes before spending the next hour in the free sauna wondering about the bacterial integrity of the complimentary free trial week sauna slippers.
2) Bondi Feast
10 nights. 60+ performances. 150+ artists. So, conservatively, that’s about 100 chances to get lucky. Better bring some electrolytes.
1) Pop-Up Laneway Cider Orchard
Ahh…it’s like something out of Anne of Green Gables. Only with booze. Truckloads of booze. So more like the reality of Canadian potato country.