A wise man once said, “I can break these cuffs!” and I think about that every time I feel stuck. Snap those restraints and break free Sydney!
Thursday: Greg Sestero Presents: The Disaster Artist
Best known for his role in Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic The Room, Greg Sestero is headed to Australia to promote his tell-all book, The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room. Sestero will be in Sydney for a special event at the Hayden Orpheum that includes an interactive script session, a Q&A with the audience, and a behind-the-scenes documentary exploring the making of this accidental comedic gem. The Room will be screening afterwards as a separate event.
Where: Hayden Orpheum
How Much: $25
Friday: Caitlin Park
With her 2011 debut album Milk Annual praised Australia-wide, the 2012 Qantas Spirit Of The Youth Award under her belt, and a deal with Create/Control (home to Oliver Tank, Go Violets, Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros) in February this year, multitalented Sydney-sider Caitlin Park has been making waves the past few years.
To celebrate the release of her second album The Sleeper, the songstress will bring her super slick electro-but-acoustic tunes to The Vanguard, with the help of Molly Contogeorge, and Joyride.
Where: The Vanguard
How Much: $12(+bf)
Saturday: Café Lounge and Dear Pluto Flea Market
If you didn’t making it to the Dear Pluto sale at the Compound in May, here’s your second chance! With guest stalls from local heroes such as Mike Who, Meg Williams, Ali Grooves, Anno Inthavog, a live mural painting from Mulga The Artist, plus drinks and sambos on offer, the vintage market is back again with more good times.
Where: Café Lounge
Saturday: Street Art @ The Rocks
Sydney-based street artist Sid Tapia is hosting a crash course, taking budding artists to the streets of the Rocks. In this two-hour course, Sid will inspire you to discover your style, break down your fears and give you the confidence to translate your art to a large scale.
Where: Abraham Mott Youth Centre
How Much: $40(+bf)
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Sunday: Bondi Feast 2014
Bondi Feast is Tamarama Rock Surfers’ annual festival of theatre, music, comedy, and (as the title suggests) food. The 2014 line-up is shaping up to be a big one, with 15 nights of 50 shows and around 100 artists, all offering up offbeat performances, comedy, and written projects from some of the best creative Sydney-siders, all supported by a rotating troupe of food vendors in the Bondi Pavilion Festival Bar.
Check out the website for the full schedule!
Where: Bondi area
When: Until July 26th
How Much: $10-$25
All Weekend: NAIDOC Week 2014
NAIDOC Week is a time to celebrate the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians have made, and continue to make in our society. This years theme is ‘Serving Country: Centenary & Beyond’, with events and activities being held in and around Sydney to commemorate this.
For an extensive listing of all events, check out the official website linked below!
Where: All around Sydney
When: Until July 13th
All Weekend: Bleu Blanc Rouge French Festival 2014
The Bleu Blanc Rouge Festival is a tribute to France’s national day, Bastille Day, on July 14th. The annual festival is a free outdoor marketplace, with live music concerts, DJs, cabaret, open-air movie screenings, a fashion showcase of the most innovative French designers (with a look back at iconic French outfits), cooking master classes, and plenty of French culinary delights if eating is more your area of expertise.
Check out the website for more info!
Where: Customs House, Circular Quay
When: July 11-13
By Gabriella Khouri