Jurassic Lounge goes extinct
Everyone’s fave after-hours museum shindig is back this month for its final season – don’t miss out!
Jurassic Lounge: Extinction will run every Tuesday night from 6pm at the Australian Museum; consisting of a series of ten outrageous end-of-the-world parties, each unfolding against a stunning backdrop of dinosaurs and counting down to the event’s ultimate Extinction Party on November 5th.
Each night will have a different theme from Cowboys to Halloween to Tutti-Frutti, and each will feature a line-up of artists including comedians, bands, pole dancers, DJs and burlesque performers, alongside craft markets, dance lessons and science experiments.
9Entry also includes complimentary access to Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition until October 1st.
To WIN a double pass to the Cycling/Up-cycling Night – to be held in partnership with Marrickville’s Reverse Garbage on Tuesday 1st October – see our Giveaways page for details on how to enter and you could joining the evening’s bike workshops or learning how to build a chair out of recycled materials in the 10 Second Chair Challenge!
For more information and tickets ($16) visit www.jurassiclounge.com.
Until Sun 29th September
Sydney Fringe Pop-Up Bar
A new pop-up bar in Newtown is set to be the jewel in the crown of this year’s Sydney Fringe Festival – opening for three weeks only, Eliza’s Juke Joint (5 Eliza St) will be the place to find the best music, cabaret, fine liquors and soul food. Naturally, Friday the 13th of September calls for a Zombie Reggae Party with Kinksy delivering tunes along with DJ Gonzo spinning the vinyl, but don’t miss the good times on Variety Night (every Sunday from 4pm), where you can expect to see the freshest comedians, storytellers, poets, musicians, burlesque dancers, improvisers and more. Plus, each Monday night ‘Create or Die’ will present a series of talks by industry creatives and artists alongside a pop-up gallery. For a full program and tickets go to 2013.sydneyfringe.com.
For more info visit www.facebook.com/ElizasJukeJointNSW.
Sat 14th to Sun 29th September
Cambodian Space Project
The Cambodian Space Project is a band, influenced in part by 60s era Cambodian psychedelic rock and Khmer Surin dance and this exhibition at Newsagency Gallery will feature works by the band’s founder Julien Poulson, and Sticky Fingers Art Prints Cambodia. Part of the proceeds from the exhibition will go toward the families of the singers and musicians depicted in the artworks – performers who were killed in the killing fields by the Khmer Rouge and whose families do not receive royalties from their music, which is still sold today. Pop in on opening night to enjoy a performance by Cambodian Space Project at 6.30pm on September 21st. More info at www.newsagencygallery.com.au.
Newsagency Gallery: 332 Stanmore Rd, Petersham.
Thurs 12th to Sat 28th September
40th Anniversary Today the play is known for being the ‘one where Harry Potter got naked,’ but Equus is one of the great British plays of the1970s centring around a young man who commits an unusual and disturbing crime, and the psychiatrist who investigates the incident. Come along to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this famous play by British playwright Sir Peter Shaffer – it is both captivating and unnerving. Showing at the Italian Forum Cultural Centre, tickets are $28, or $20 for students. This event is part of the Sydney Fringe Festival 2013.
For more info visit www.equusonstage.com.au.
From Friday 13th September
The Great Moscow Circus
Don’t miss all the fun to be had at the Great Moscow Circus, running form September 13th to October 7th at Lyne Park on New South Head Road, Rose Bay. Featuring renowned Russian performers, along with special guests from around the world – this all new show promises to bigger, better, brighter and bolder than ever before and is just too good to miss! Classic clowns will amuse and entertain while other brilliant circus acts of extraordinary skill will have you at t bookings, visit www.moscowcircus.com.au.
To WIN one of three family passes to the Moscow Circus Opening Night on September 13th at 7.30pm, see our Giveaways page for details on how to enter.
Sunday 15th September
Big Bike Day
Big Bike Day is an annual event for both avid and casual bike riders of all ages, featuring entertainment, free bike workshops and a group bike ride around the Bay – all kicking off from 10am in War Memorial Park, Lilyfield with registration and free bike checks. The 6km ride starts at 12pm (riders must be 12 years or older – younger guests are free to remain in the park during the ride, where there will be plenty of activities for kids) and ends back in the park about an hour later for lunch and more fun until 3pm. Other ongoing entertainment includes live music, a rock climbing wall, face-painting and a unicyclist. Plus free BMX workshops will be run by the Big Air School! For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au.
Where: War Memorial Park, Cnr of Moore St & Catherine St, Leichhardt.
Sunday 15th September
Music in the Park
Come along to hear great bands playing and dance to the music at this concert to be held from 1pm to 4pm in Leichhardt. Featuring Sydney Secondary College’s jazz, wind and string ensembles, you won’t want to miss this – plus there’ll be a special guest artist stopping by on the day. Sausage sizzle, drinks, cakes and gelato will also be available so all you need to do is pack a picnic blanket bring the whole family along to this free fun filled event.
Where: Pioneers Park, Norton St.
Saturday 21st September
Ladies at Lunch
In conjunction with Inhale Life, Angie Gluten Free will be hosting a special luncheon and panel discussion in support of the Cancer Council at Leichhardt Town Hall, , featuring guest speakers Donna Gianniotis (a yoga/healing practitioner who has herself experienced breast cancer), cancer care specialist Dr Jonathan Page, healing practitioner Katie Walls and wellness coach, Valerie Klagsbrun. The event runs from 12pm to 3pm, tickets are $80 and include a delicious, organic, wholefood sit-down lunch catered by Angie Gluten Free, plus gift bags for all guests. One in eight Australian women will experience breast cancer before the age of 85, so come along and support a good cause.
More info and tickets at http://ladiesatlunchinpink.eventbrite.com.
Saturday 28th September
Save the Date
Let’s face it – talking about prostate cancer isn’t the most popular topic of discussion, but you need to make a date to get the check up that could save your life. Join the fight against prostate cancer, get down to Club Five Dock RSL from 10am to 3pm for a free check up. The Prostate Foundation, founded by Arash Nanva, is hoping to reach men over 35 years old in an effort to raise awareness of the disease so bring your mates along too (the ones you know need a little encouragement). Plus ex-Wallabies player Glen Ella will be making a special appearance so bring your jersey along if you want to get it signed!
Donations can be made at www.theprostatefoundation.org.au.
Until Sunday 29th September
Workshops at The Works
There are heaps of workshops and Fringe Fest events happening at The Works Glebe this month, starting with the FLOAT art exhibition launch on September 12th, to be followed by the 8 Steps to Successp comedy theatre show – a mocking take on motivational speakers and pyramid schemes that may just change your life (but probably wont) running form September 17th to 21st. For more info check out the Fringe Festival website. Meanwhile workshops will include a Make Your Own Terrarium class on September 22nd with all materials, plant life and refreshments included in the $70 ticket price. As well as a Make Your Own Bottle Lamp workshop on September 29th hosted by steampunk electrician Juan. In one afternoon you’ll learn the skills to create a safe, sexy lamp out of a 2 litre growler bottle supplied by the Young Henry’s Brewery.
More info & bookings at www.theworksglebe.com.au.