Top 10 Sydney Revelry On this week 27/10/2019
Drink up, drink hard. A million versions of Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker are about to fill the streets, each more insufferable than the last.
10) Caribbean Riddim Weekend feat. Kranium Live!
1st, 2nd & 3rd November
What: Sydney’s ultimate Caribbean party weekend featuring Kranium Live, DJ Jel, DJ Veyn Viboy, DJ Silent Killa, DJ Daiky & DJ Fasmwa! Experience the energy, colour and excitement as the Caribbean Carnival fete experience comes to Australia. Bring your Carnival spirit! Come with a smile on your face! Be ready to have a great time and dance from start to end!
Why: You have your instructions. Should any of the genuine misery you’re suppressing come to light in a fashion that aesthetically affects the vibe, you will be escorted off the premises.
9) Hermitude 2019 Tour
What: Sounding completely fresh and new, and yet irresistibly familiar all at the same time, Hermitude’s new single ‘Northern Lights’ will lure you in with its light beginnings, before pulling you under with its earth-shattering drops. Sonically reminiscent of their mammoth single, ‘The Buzz’, which saw the Blue Mountains duo rise to International success, ‘Northern Lights’ signifies their most bright and brash release thus far.
Why: Unfamiliar with their canon? Imagine a robot capable of experiencing pain on fire.
8) Halloween Boat Party
What: A 3 hour SPOOK-tacular Halloween party cruise on a luxury glass boat with wrap around decks and a sky terrace, 2 levels of pumping music with DJs, a free after party, 700+ international party-goers, wicked Halloween fancy dress prizes and spooktacular theming all in one amazing night.
Why: A sky terrace? Ample opportunity to tear your gaze away from the throng of adults dressed in children’s costumes, stare into the night and further cultivate your apt depression.
7) Roundhouse Fright Night
What: To celebrate Halloween, they are transforming Roundhouse into a house of horror for a full FRIGHT NIGHT. There will be killer live DJs, gory FX make-ups, double happy hour specials plus creepy installation artwork. Make Roundhouse your first stop before you trick and treat the night away.
Why: There is nothing more terrifying than staring at a bunch of drunk university students and suddenly experiencing a stark vision of the future.
6) The Blind Barber
What: Fancy-free frivolity at this Prohibition inspired pop up party in a top-secret location just 15 minutes train from the CBD (short walk from Waverton Station). Come underground and into the vaults of Sydney. A place where you can get your hands on the finest hooch, brush shoulders with shady characters and try your hand at roulette. Don your sharpest suit, waistcoat, suspenders, or flapper dress and feathered headpiece. If you can easily bust a Charleston in it, you’re set!
Why: There’s nothing more fun than contemplating whether the politics of 1920s America are really all that different to the politics of 2019 America.
5) Halloween Things
What: Set your spirits free with boos and booze as you sip potion punch, creepy cocktails, spooky shots and rave to the grave to wizards of musical proportions. Come clothed in robes, capes, gowns and all that is dark and mystic and they strongly advise against being caught dead without a costume.
Why: It does make the coroner’s job more entertaining when they get to dissect a sexy female Jimmy Fallon after an overdose of party drugs.
4) Empire Halloween
What: It’s time to get freaky. That’s right, beautiful souls, it’s the time of the year for you to bright out your best Halloween costume. A strip show, 2 levels of pumping music and Halloween-themed party games.
Why: There’ll be a strip show. So at least you’re guaranteed that at some point, you won’t have to look at a full-grown adult dressed up as a sexy ‘It’.
3) Sculpture by the Sea
26th October-10th November
What: Sculpture by the Sea returns to the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach coastal walk as the world’s largest free to the public sculpture exhibition. See the spectacular coastal walk transformed into a 2km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.
Why: Yes, folks, it’s that time of year again. As Sydney-siders we’re all aware of the time wherein experimental sculptors will dot the beach walk of Sydney with their work and we all pretend to be able to discern the good from the bad and wildly punctuate the conversation with the term ‘bourgeois’.
2) Grinspoon: Chemical Hearts Tour
What: The Chemical Hearts tour will be packed with hits and audience faves from the era when Grinspoon absolutely dominated the festival lineups of the day including Big Day Out, Homebake, Livid and Peaches & Cream.
Why: A band whose output is so aggressively mediocre, you’ll want to engage in drug use just to break the monotony. At which point, the lyrics become pertinent to you. Kind of ingenious when you think about it.
1) Just For Laughs
28th October-3rd November
What: Just For Laughs Sydney is an annual comedy festival held the at the Sydney Opera House and various venues around Sydney. This year’s incredible lineup includes the iconic Emmy-nominated duo Steve Martin & Martin Short, the legendary Dylan Moran, one of Ireland’s finest Dara O Briain, Dave Hughes as host of the JFL All-Star Gala, SNL extraordinaire Fred Armisen, the amazing Nina Conti, Australia’s top-selling author Kathy Lette, the one and only Beth Stelling, everyone’s favourite purple comedian Randy Feltface, one of India’s biggest comedians Atui Khaktri, and many more! Also returning for its seventh season, Just For Laughs Australia: Live hosted by one of Australia’s favourite comedians, Nick Cody. Each show features a lineup of top international and Australian comedians and are filmed for The Comedy Channel.
Why: We invest money into our own pain every day. For once, invest in joy. You know. Other people’s pain.