What 'til Wed? - 12th to the 14th of August
There are two things that will inevitably get you down in life. Taxes are the first, and the second is that weekly depressing and seemingly incurable ill known best as Mondayitis. Luckily here at Backyard Opera we have the solution. Here for you are some things going down in Sydney early in the week that will surely kick your Mondayitis up the backside and get you out and about between Monday and Wednesday.
1. Frankie's World Famous House Band - Frankie's Pizza - Monday
The team at Frankie’s pizza have stepped it up on Monday nights by adding a first class three-piece rock outfit on top of an already mouth-watering gourmet pizza and craft beer menu. With a new guest singer every week, your Monday nights need never lack good food, beer, or music ever again! The action starts at 9pm each Monday and entry is free.
2. Baden Pailthorpe: Cadence - Martin Browne Contemporary Museum -Mon through Wed
‘Cadence’ is a four-panel video artwork by Baden Pailthorpe. Pailthorpe is a war artist, but not your traditional war artist, preferring to focus on the aesthetics and technology of war rather than its gritty conflict. Cadence has been described by the gallery owners as ‘design meets simulated gaming meets contemporary video art’. Needless to say this is one of the coolest contemporary pieces around at the moment, and shouldn’t be missed. Check out this Vimeo preview for a sneak peek.
3. Paul Kelly live featuring Urthboy - City Recital Hall Sydney - Tuesday and Wednesday
Aussie singing/songwriting legend Paul Kelly released his 19th studio album last October, entitled ‘Spring and Fall’. He has followed this up with a string of gigs across Australia featuring Aussie hip-hop legend and producer Urthboy. Don’t miss out on this epic collaborative effort! Limited tickets are still available and can be purchased at http://www.cityrecitalhall.com/events/id/1481/Paul-Kelly-Spring-and-Fall/
4. Melisa Oliveira - Chiado Restaurant and Wine Bar Pyrmont - Tuesday
Half Australian-half Portuguese Jazz singer Melissa Oliveira is one of brightest and most diverse singing talents in world Jazz at the moment. She has studied and performed all throughout Europe and returns to her country of birth to debut her new album “In My Garden”. A 3 course dinner is available for the audience, as well as a vast range of wines and other beverages. Bookings can be made at http://www.jazzinsydney.com/?q=node/9142
5. The Whitlam's live - Concert Hall: Sydney Opera House - Wednesday
The Whitlam’s have been an icon of Australian rock for over two decades, having formed in 1992. With 6 studio albums under their belt and 3 ARIA awards, among countless nominations, they are showing no signs of slowing down, and are currently touring around Australia. Not to be missed, it is essential that bookings are made as soon as possible for their Opera House show in Sydney this Wednesday which kicks off at 8pm. Tickets are between $80-$100 and can be purchased from http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/showtickets.aspx?sh=WHITLAMS13&v=OHC&p=EOHC2013838
- Zanda Wilson