First off, I hope everyone had a great Easter long weekend! It’s been pretty busy the past few weeks as I’m sure you’ve noticed… So let’s slow it down this week and take a breather before things catch up on us again.
Thursday: Erotic Fan Fiction
Erotic Fan Fiction is a celebration of the comedy, culture, creative writing and astoundingly unsubtle innuendos that have been a long-running tradition in the Sydney writing scene.
Proving to be a hit at both the Sydney Writers Festival and Falls Festival, Thursday will feature writers composing short pieces of complete and utter smut about a fictional character or celebrity, which are then performed to a strictly adults-only audience.
The line up includes Jennifer Byrne, Benjamin Law, Jessica Bellamy, Emma Swift, Jordan Raskopoulos, and Eddie Sharp, who are all purveyors of the sordid art.
Where: Giant Dwarf, Redfern.
How much: $20
Written by Jane Bodie, this performance explores and critiques the way mental illness is portrayed in art, and the tendency to over simplify what is at heart a complex and often misunderstood illness.
Bodie succeeds in her aim to construct a character whose illness is not an arbitrary plot device, but whose journey reflects the complex nature of such an illness.
Where: SBW Stables Theatre Kings Cross
When: Until Monday April 28th
How much: $28-$35
Saturday: Bill Brown: Wanderlust
Although many won’t know his name, Bill Brown has achieved notoriety in his 50-year long career.
Christopher Hodges curates this fantastic retrospective of Bill Brown’s career, showcasing his beautiful use of colour and his romantic sensibilities with earlier drawings and sketches.
In conjunction with this, the Janet Clayton Gallery presents a more intimate view of his more recent work in his ‘The Elephant in the Room’ exhibition.
Where: S.H Ervin Gallery
When: Until June 1st
How much: From $7
Sunday: States of Mind Film Series
In union with the 19th Biennale of Sydney, You Imagine What You Desire is a series of free movies that explore the human mind and its indefinite understanding of memory and time. These great films, (shown every Wednesday and Sunday) will take you to dreamlike realms of ambiguity, reflecting the Biennale’s theme. Get there early to secure your seat!
When: Every Wed & Sun until June 4th
Where: Art Gallery of NSW
How much: Free
All Weekend: Sydney Comedy Festival
Undoubtedly Sydney’s biggest comedy festival, the Sydney Comedy Festival returns for it’s 10th consecutive year, with comics packed to the rim performing at the Enmore Theatre, The Factory Theatre and the Comedy Store plus more.
Featuring comedians include Jim Jefferies, Stephen K Amos (UK), Frank Woodley, Bob Saget (USA), Dave Hughes and heaps more international and local acts to see you through. Check out the website for dates and tickets!
When: Until May 17.
By Gabriella Khouri