It's here! Be excited! All weekend, you can visit Young Henry's brewery in Newtown to check out Backyard Opera's first ever exhibition. Oh, and there's a few other things on in Sydney as well this weekend.
Not Tonight Mate
Hosted by Backyard Opera ( did we mention?!), this is the first in a four part photo series exploring Sydney's tattoo culture. Young Henry's will be providing several kegs of their delicious craft beer and the tunes will be provided by special guest DJs.
Young Henry's Brewery, 76 Wilford Street, Newtown. Thursday-Saturday. 6-10pm nightly.
Now into its fifth event, Femme Locale has been steadily growing in popularity as a showcase for local female singer- songwriter talent. This evening features Rachael Zella, INES and Brotherfunk, with Gigi Fontaine as MC. Support Sydney's talented artists performing their own original take on funk, soul, reggae, rhythm and blues; why wouldn't you go?
Camelot Lounge, Marrickville. 8pm. $20 at the door or buy online; www.stickytickets.com.au/12216
Skill Share extravaganzaaaaarrrgggh
Fancy learning a new skill? Maybe you'd like to try your hand at hat- making, up-cycling, vegan baking or making your own home brew? Whatever it is, there's sure to be an activity to interest you in this event, provided by three DIY spaces in the Inner West. There's also music from Golden Orb, a punk night in Esrkineville, film screenings, as well food and drink to satiate you after all that learning.
8-11th August. Various venues and times. For more information: www.facebook.com/events/408629009257695/
Frances Ha at Possible Worlds Film Festival
Reminiscent of Woody Allen's classic, 'Manhattan', director Noah Baumbach presents this heartwarming tale of the ditzy Frances ( played by co-writer Greta Gerwig). Frances dreams of becoming a professional dancer and hanging out with her best friend in New York, yet her reality turns out to be very different, as she encounters a series of comedic mishaps en route to happiness. The screening also includes a Q&A with guests Greta Gerwig and Mickey Summer.
Dendy Opera Quays. 6pm, complimentary drink. 6.30pm, film. Tickets: www.pwff.eventbrite.com.au.
Newtown New Moon Fire Jam
Hosted with Flamewater Circus, this free event features circus and flame twirling, all in the relaxed environs of Camperdown Memorial Park. So grab some friends, beers and any circus toys you may have and head down to watch or participate.
Camperdown Memorial Park, Newtown. 6pm- late. Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/664362813576479/
Soft and slow with Canyons present Pink Gin, EP party.
Canyons are Ryan Grieve and Leo Thomson.Their tracks have been described as a mixture between psychedelic rock and soul- house, but the DJs are always keen to stress that they make music for their listeners. For this reason, they're reluctant to be pigeon holed into any genre. Expect, then, to be surprised. And to dance. A lot.
The Spice Cellar, Martin Place. 12am- late. www.thespicecellar.com.au
Repressed Records 11th Birthday celebration.
Much loved Newtown record store, Repressed Records, head to the Rat again to celebrate another birthday. Travelling up for the special occasion are Melbourne post- punk group Constant Mongrel and their fellow Victorians, Woollen Kits. Local representation comes in the form of punk rock act Bed Wettin' Bad Boys, three piece Western Sydney band Yes I'm Leaving and inner west favourites Destiny 3000.
The Red Rattler, Marrickville. 8pm. Tickets $12 on www.repressedrecordsshop.com
All female Sydney ensemble 'She Rex' are poised to stomp all over the Oxford Arts Factory in their August residency. Be prepared for pounding drums, shrill guitar riffs and a heavy bass line as the girls rock out for four nights this winter. Check out their latest video, P.O.W.E.R., for an idea of what to expect.
They'll be supported by 'The Jones Rival' and their mix of psychedelic garage pop.
The Gallery Bar, Oxford Arts Factory. 8pm. Free.
Mudgee Wine and Food Fair, Balmoral beach.
The warm weather looks set to continue, and what better place to enjoy it than sipping wine at one of the most sheltered, picturesque beaches in Sydney. This is the oldest food and wine fair we have, showcasing the Mudgee region's best wineries, accompanied by fine food stalls for an epicurean delight.
Balmoral Beach Esplanade. 11am-4pm. Information: www.mudgeewine.com.au
The Rum Diary- Shining the spotlight on research
Movies at Macquarie allows members of the community to watch free movie screenings, followed by a question and answer session hosted by research experts. This Sunday's film is, 'The Rum Diary', a 2011 movie based on Hunter S. Thompson's book of the same name and starring his friend Johnny Depp. Following the screening, PhD candidate Rodrigo Acuña will discuss the print industry, as well as political developments in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Building W6D, Lotus University, Macquarie University. 6pm. Free. Bookings online on www.mq.edu.au.
- Suzanne Rath