Top 10 Sydney Culture On this week 26/08/2018
Sing your heart out, Sydney. In the shower, we mean. We’ve got an arsenal of real singers for you this week and they’re far far superior.
10) Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year
I mean…no one really likes going to these things, but then again, everyone really likes the artistic and intellectual credit received by taking evidence that you’ve attended this thing. So here it is – the exhibition of a bunch of birds and insects and stuff that uh…what was it? Oh yeah: “showcases the timing, patience, artistry and technique of professional, emerging and junior photographers”.
9) The Sydney Teapot Show
24th August-16th September
Funny, isn’t it? Something that once sounded like your grandmothers special birthday surprise birthed directly from the loins of satan now sounds like the most brilliant opportunity to raise your social media stakes and stock up on your now seemingly woefully inadequate supply of morning-after one-night-stand vessels of breakfast superiority (by which of course we mean teapots).
8) Sydney Jewish Writers Festival
Shalom, intellectual credit. Featuring Masha Gessen (Russian-American author and outspoken critic of Putin and Trump who sold out the Sydney Writers Festival), Afua Hirsch (barrister, journalist and author of Brit(ish), columnist Peter FitzSimons and Heather Morris (author of The Tattooist of Auschwitz), this fest is a night upon the shores of Bondi that’ll have you going easily into your other nights of 80s television, weak beer and week-old fried rice without any guilt.
7) Malaysia Festival
Here we are, kids! And you thought we were going to leave you in the white dust this week? Oh no. We know what you need. This Merdeka period, come celebrate the unique culture, dance, music, food and drinks of Malaysia in an actual festival in a park – not just via your ubereats receipt.
“Presented by REVEL (the team behind cult wine event Pinot Palooza) in collaboration with Nick Haddow of Bruny Island Cheese Co., MOULD will see Yarra Valley Dairy, Shaw River Buffalo Cheese, That’s Amore, Grandvewe, Meredith Dairy and more – a total of over 20 of Australia’s best cheesemakers – come together for tastings, conversations, demonstrations and masterclasses“, as well as beer, wine, whisky, sake and beer to…you know…ease the uh passage of the festival.
5) Jersey Boys the Musical
29th August-30th September
Sherry, sherry baby. Won’t you relive the glory of one of the the whitest soul groups in history? “Jersey Boys tells the true-life story of four guys from the wrong side of the tracks, the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, one of the most successful bands in pop music history.“
4) Pop-Up Globe Theatre
30th August-4th November
Friends, Australians, countrymen, Shakespeare’s quivering globe is descending upon you. Enter into a full-scale replica of Shakespeare’s most prized performative organ and experience the man, the metricist, the maggoty the way he intended: au naturel.
3) We Will Rock You the Musical
29th August-1st September
Just…can’t…wait for the Rami Malek manifestation? Yeah. We all know how you feel. It feels like we’ll be waiting our whole lives for Rami Malek. But luckily for you, we’ve got something to keep you occupied. We Will Rock You is coming to Sydney. “It tells the story of a group of Bohemians who struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and live music in a distant future where everyone dresses, thinks and acts the same.”
2) Trevor Noah: End Of Days
Trevor Noah, host of the Emmy and Peabody Award–winning program The Daily Show in the US is manifesting in all his brilliant glory in Melbourne. Oh, believe us. You need to buy these tickets.
31st August-1st September
Australia’s famous and only music festival in the snow is back! This year features: Rudimental, Violent Soho, 4B, Amastro, Aviva, Bec Sandridge, Confidence Man, Crooked Colours, DJ Sabio, Ducky, Hockey Dad, Kayex, Losty, Luude, Mallrat, Meg Mac, Midas.Gold, Miss Blanks, Nyxen, One Day Apart, Pacific Avenue, Set Mo, Slumber Jack, Thandi Phoenix, The Smith Street Band, Thundamentals, Tired Lion, Yahtzel and more.