WHAZZUP SYDNEY - 20 NOV
By Gabriella Khouri
The weekend is approaching, and you want to know what's kicking? Whazzup Sydney has you covered. This week we’ve got a horror film festival, an Etsy pop-up market, Loose Ends 8th Bday, a reggae carnival, Portugal. The Man. and more!!
Thursday: A Night of Horror Film Festival 2014
Returning for its eight year is Sydney’s scariest, goriest film festival ‘A Night of Horror’. Over ten spooky nights (this Thursday to the 30th of Nov) audience members will be able to catch up on all the underrated and/or neglected low-budget horror movies of the past year; featuring priceless gems like Gun Woman, a gripping tale about a young woman who’s doctor implants weapons into her body, turning her into the ultimate assassin. But if gore-fests from Japan aren’t your style, there are plenty of other things to tickle your fancy.
Check out the website for the full program, and don’t forget to scope out the Fantastic Planet Film Festival, which A Night of Horror is running in tandem with.
Where: Dendy Cinemas, Newtown
When: Thu-Nov 30
How much: $13-$16
Website & Tickets
Friday: Etsy Christmas Pop-Up Marketplace
You may have noticed that popular online marketplace Etsy has been hosting a series of Friday night pop up shops at the Rocks Village Bizarre, but if you haven’t then this is the perfect time to head down and browse the stalls. Featuring a curated selection of markets, creators, and sellers, shoppers will be able to meet and buy items on the spot - just in time for Christmas (if you celebrate).
Where: The Rocks Village Bizarre
Saturday: Loose Ends 8th Birthday Party
Loose Ends is Phoenix Bar’s usual Sunday night party, but to celebrate their eighth birthday it’s moving nights for a one-off birthday event! Resident DJ Matt Vaughan will be serving up some deep house and random mixes (with plenty of throwback songs, don’t worry) with special guests Hip Hop Hoe, and Ben Drayton. Partygoers can also expect a special birthday surprise from local drag queen Dallas Dellaforce who has just returned from a huge world tour.
Where: Phoenix Bar, Exchange Hotel
How much: $10
Saturday: Reggae Carnival
Fraser Park in Marrickville will be taken over this Saturday for Reggae Carnival, the family-friendly festival featuring music from the best reggae DJs in Sydney, plus heaps of markets including the 4 Pines Beer Bar, and an array of international food stalls. Featured on the line-up are the likes of Mike Who & Setwun, Foreigndub, the Inner West Reggae Disco Crew, Lisa Viola, Meem and so many more.
To stay posted, chuck them a ‘like’ on their Facebook page.
Where: Fraser Park
How much: $10
Saturday & Sunday: Portugal. The Man.
As part of their massive Corona Extra-sponsored free tour of Australia, Alaskian-bred, Portland-based indie outfit Portugal. The Man. are finally headed our way – with five shows over Saturday and Sunday. Saturday will see the boys make their first stop at the Bucket List in Bondi at 2pm sharp, then at the Newport Arms Hotel at 5:30pm, before their final show of the night at Manly Wharf at 10pm. Sunday, the boys will play the Watsons Bay Hotel at 3:30pm, before finishing up at the Coogee Bay Hotel at 7:30pm. All venues are 18+ only.
Saturday & Sunday: Homeground 2014
Head down to the Western Boardwalk of Sydney Opera House this weekend and celebrate the rich culture of the First People. Music, dance, entertainment, art, from indigenous tribes across Australia and around the world will take centre stage
This years line-up features Dan Sultan, Digging Roots (Canada), OKA, Richard Frankland and the Charcoal Club, Benny Walker, Chris Tamwoy, Bow & Arrow, Kids of Leo, comedian Sean Chulbora, and many more. Take a look at the website linked below for more information.
Where: Sydney Opera House
When: Sat & Sun
Sunday: Black Arts Market
As part of Corroboree Sydney’s second year, a one-day opportunity to meet the makers behind the artworks and crafts will take place at the Museum of Contemporary Art, with pieces available to purchase. With over one hundred different artists and entrepreneurs from all across New South Wales, there will be plenty on offer, including home wares and design, bush food, music, literature, and even body products.
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art