There are a lot of interesting things happening this week in Sydney, and we’re all lucky to live in a city where there are so many unique things to do and experience. Don’t take it for granted, take a look below and get out and do something this weekend!
Thursday: Seen and Heard Festival 2014
Seen & Heard Festival is all about celebrating the exciting work being done by women in film across fields such as directing, producing and writing in an effort to redress the invisibility of women in the industry. The festival is in its fifth year and has showcased shorts and documentaries with themes such as disability, sex, self-discovery and race relations including works from Alex Kelly, Leslie Tai, and Jennifer Lee (winner of Best of the Fest at the LA Women’s International Film Festival).
This will be a great experience for anyone interested in women’s cinema, or just cinema in general and holds significance in the film industry, where only one female has even won an Oscar for Best Director.
If you’ve so far not seen or heard of Seen & Heard, you can make up for it this Thursday.
Red Rattler, 7pm, $15, Tickets, Website
Friday: Alan Davies: Little Victories
Following the sell out success of his 2011-2012 highly anticipated return to stand up, Alan Davies debuts his long awaited follow up show Little Victories, with a tour of Australia! Hailed as the resident knucklehead on QI, and a charming mystery solving magician of long lived TV series Jonathan Creek, Alan Davies’ superb story telling and quick wit combine to make an excellent show.
“Packed with deft silliness and shrewd observation, you'll find the years have added an unexpected dash of wisdom to the package.” The Guardian, UK
State Theatre, 8pm, $69, Tickets & Event Info
Saturday: Charades ft. A1 Bassline (UK)
Dynamic duo Charades and Stoney Roads have teamed up for the first time to present House and Techno UK heavyweight A1 Bassline.
A1 Bassline is most known for his distinct sound of hard-hitting basement vibes, and the constant evolution of his music. So, it’s no wonder his unique style has caught the attention of the famous Dirtybird label.
Joining A1 Bassline on the night are Sydney locals Wordlife, Preacha, U-Khan and Adi, fellow forward thinkers, to take us soaring to new heights.
GoodGod, 11pm, $16.50, Tickets, Facebook Event
Saturday: Street Art Masterclass with Sid Tapia
Sid Tapia has been an integral part of Sydney’s graffiti scene since the 80’s, and with this five-hour intensive masterclass, you’ll get more than just an introduction to street art.
The class will focus mainly on learning the basic skills and honing your can control, but you’ll also learn about the culture and history of graffiti, colour composition, character animation and lettering and other technical skills.
Work Shop Redfern, 10am-4pm, $100, Tickets, Website
Sunday: Lost Picnic
Described as a “boutique music event for foodies” Lost Picnic aims to bring a new style of experience to Sydney’s calendar. Centered around supporting home grown talents, Lost Picnic will feature a line up of Australia’s most talented artists, including Megan Washington (Platinum selling and ARIA & APRA award winning), The Rubens (Platinum award winning), Queenslander songstress Emma Louise, Triple J unearthed artist Dustin Tebbutt and three-piece band Sons of the East. Above the stellar line-up is the abundance of chef quality food available and beautiful surroundings of Sydney Centennial Park.
Centennial Park, 12pm-8pm, $99(+bf), Tickets, Website
By Gabriella Khouri