Whazzup Sydney 30/10/13
It's a Halloween themed Whassup from Backyard Opera, as Thursday marks one of our most fun holidays. There's heaps of great events around Sydney, whether or not you're into fancy dress. So make like Freddie Krueger's coming and get on it!
Tales of Mystery and Imagination: A Halloween Celebration of Edgar Allen Poe
Nothing says creepy like the stories of Edgar Allen Poe and don't Hello Hot Room Theatre Group know it! All are welcome at this regular poetry reading, where tonight the focus will be on Poe. Come in fancy dress for the chance to win a free drink!
8pm. Mr. Falcon's, Glebe Point Road. FREE. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1379605268928532/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
Caravan Slam Sydney Poetry Festival.
In honour of Sydney Poetry festival, this week we are blessed with not one, but two Caravan slam poetry events. Tonight features Art Party founder Jessie Ray. As always, new performers are welcome.
7.30 pm. Mr. Falcon's, Glebe. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events
Penguin Plays Rough at the Rocks Village Bizarre.
The Rocks Village Bizarre is back for November and December and four of these weeks will feature the ever popular storytellers from Penguin Plays Rough. They'll be roaming the Bizarre around George Street and Playfair Street, flinging micro- fiction at the public from their crazily clad selves.
6.30- 9pm. The Rocks, Sydney. FREE. Information on the Rocks Village Bizarre: www.facebook.com/events
Sydney Zombie walk
Judging by the rapid growth in popularity of this walk, zombies are very hip right now. Organised in aid of the Brain foundation, participants with varying degrees of rotting flesh and make-up (we find chocolate topping and red food colouring is both bloody and delicious) walk from Hyde Park to Prince Alfred Park.
3.30-5pm. Hyde Park, Sydney. Donation. Information: http://www.sydneyzombiewalk.com/
82a Sunday Sessions
Fancy some new creative collaborators, or just an inclusive place to perform? The Sunday sessions are open to all creative musicians, poets, dancers, artists and writers who are interested in meeting new people, improvisation, workshops and more.
12.30-6pm. Alexandria. Information and Registration: http://sessions82a.wordpress.com
Festival of Dangerous Ideas
With a theme of crime and punishment, this year's Festival of Dangerous ideas may be more controversial than ever before. Sunday's attendees can hear a murderer talking about life as their neighbour, ponder whether flogging may be better than prison and listen to Peter Hitchens tell them why there is no war against drugs. 10.45am- 7.15pm. Sydney Opera House. Various prices.
Tickets and information: http://fodi.sydneyoperahouse.com/multipacks
- Suzanne Rath