Top 10 Sydney Culture On this week 27/12/2020
Should auld acquaintance be forgot? Yes. Their lives comparatively make you feel ashamed of yourself.
5) Van Gogh Museum: Livestream Art Tour
What: Experience an online/virtual tour of the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Van Gogh Museum holds the world’s largest collection of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings and drawings, plus works by many other artists including Monet, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and more. There’ll be a live discussion concerning how the museum’s paintings and drawings compare and contrast with well-known items at other museums and the context of these works in Vincent’s life and legacy.
Why: Observe the manic spatter of the mentally ill without having to visit your family.
4) Carbon8 Campfire Film Festival
What: Get your regeneratively grown popcorn ready to celebrate all the wonderful films about regenerative agriCULTURE and regenerative communities. Be inspired by a deep conversation with three extraordinary women who have made a deep impact with the work they do on the global stage in connecting to their ancestral wisdom. Dr Vandana Shiva, the protector of Biological and Cultural Diversity, Dr Anne Poelina. a Nyikina Traditional Custodian from Australia and Diane Longboat, a traditional teacher from Six Nations Grand River Territory, Canada. These wisdom keepers straddle worlds, combining deep knowledge of place and kin, of big picture systems and ecology with new learnings and bring with them a huge range of knowledge and expertise. The interview will follow with the screening of Three Sisters – Women of High Degree – seven years in the making with conversations between three Yimardoowarra Marninil, Nyikina women from the Fitzroy River, Lucy Marshall, Jeannie Wabi, and Anne Poelina, and French-Australian filmmaker Magali McDuffie.
Why: If the phrase “get your regeneratively grown popcorn ready” didn’t immediately romance you, you might not need to hate yourself as much as you think you do.
3) Beats Antique: New Year’s Eve in The Virtual Mushroom
What: Beats Antique is an Oakland based group featuring Zoe Jakes, David Satori, and Sidecar Tommy, which has stumbled down the rabbit hole and emerged anew on the other side. The band forges a curious alliance between middle eastern traditions and potent west coast circus, underground hip hop, breakbeat brass band, downtempo, glitch and dubstep. Ring in the new year live with your fellow Beats Freaks!
Why: Thought the hipster era would die with the end of the 2010s? You were wrong. An even stronger mutant strain has emerged.
2) NYE Comedy Mega Show
What: Experience the 2021 return of a special evening of comedy, this time online, so now the whole world can get in on the action! Help say goodbye to 2020 and bring in 2021! Featuring comedy by Reggie Watts (The Late Late Show), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Natasha Leggero (Another Period), Moshe Kasher (Endless Honeymoon Special and Podcast), Andrew Michaan (Podcast But Outside) and Brent Weinbach (Gangster Party Line).
Why: Come for Fred Armisen; take a s*** during Reggie Watts.
1) New Year’s Eve International Global Gala
What: 2020 has been a year like never before. This New Year’s Eve, it’s time to circle the globe and touch countries from all continents to make this a truly worldwide welcome into 2020! At this event, the choice is yours with a number of virtual rooms in a single ZOOM experience. Feel free to virtually travel from room to room. Perhaps you want to experience Caribbean dancing in one room. Or, perhaps you want to partake in trivia in another. Maybe virtual karaoke is your style! Or, you want to watch a magic show. It is up to you! With everything from Oktoberfest to Bollywood to Tchaikovsky, there’s something for everyone!
Why: Why do one thing you actually enjoy when you could do several things about which you feel indifferent bordering on disdainful? Perfect practice for the upcoming year.
5) Phone Photo Adventure
What: Experience a fun and adventurous way to learn how to take creative photographs with your smartphone while exploring Coogee Beach east of Sydney. During this three-hour workshop, you will head out to Coogee Beach and its surrounds to photograph surf, water, rocks, architecture and anything else that inspires you! The workshop is suitable for all skill levels, all ages, and any type of smartphone.
Why: A crash course on how to be the most insufferable person at your next group outing.
4) Pre-NYE Full Moon Ceremony
What: On the final full moon of the year you are invited to join in a ceremony; to take a very intentional and generous pause. The session commences with an intimate Cacao Ceremony and sharing circle. The evening continues with a short guided meditation before dropping into a luxurious and rejuvenating yin yoga experience that will leave you feeling physically expansive, internally nourished, and lovingly connected with your body. The evening will close with a powerful one hour Kundalini Activation Process energy transmission. Experience a grounded yet elated state of love and receptivity.
Why: There’s no need for a joke here.
3) Waverley Cemetery Tour
What: Do you enjoy the coastal walk from Bondi to Bronte, marvelling at the monuments in Waverley Cemetery and wonder who is buried there? Experience a walking tour, led by Friends of Waverley Cemetery Volunteers. Waverley Cemetery is the resting place of many famous an infamous people including test cricketers, politicians, murder victims, authors, poets and criminals!
Why: Experience the height of vacation envy.
2) New Year’s Eve Degustation
What: Experience a road trip for your mouth this New Year’s Eve! Executive Chef Emma Evans and the team from Sunshine Inn & DD’s will match six Aussie wines with a six course degustation that will express flavours of different regions from across the country. Hindsight is 2020 so let’s put the year that was in the rearview and boogie into 2021.
Why: This is a world in which Heston Blumenthal is constantly validated. Hence, we accept no liability if actual motor oil is used.
1) New Year’s Eve at Sailmaker
What: Settle in for a fun evening with friends and family in the Sydney CBD for NYE! Start with succulent chilled, fresh seafood, a charcuterie platter and a selection of salads. Enjoy seasonal mains from interactive live food stations and finish off with the chef’s selection of gourmet desserts.
Why: Plug that hollow NYE feeling with a pile of salted meats.