So Hot This Week: August 19


Equality Weekender
Join the enrolment drive for Marriage Equality, various locations, August 18-20, free

Art + Film: Dogs in Space
Inspired by the MCA’s latest exhibition Jenny Watson: The Fabric of Fantasy, watch the Australian cult classic film followed by a discussion with director Richard Lowenstein, Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, 2-4pm, $8-10

Volumes 2017
4 stages, 3 venues, 1 day and a hell of a music, visual & electronic arts festival, Oxford Square (various locations), from 3pm, Darlinghurst, $25-60

SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show
Australia’s #1 Japanese pop-culture convention, Rosehill Gardens, Rosehill, August 19-20, 9am-5pm, $40-45


Sydney Tea Festival
A celebration of specialty loose leaf teas, Carriageworks, Eveleigh, 9am-4.30pm, entry $15.50

Workshop // Astral Therapy w/ GOHS
Explore your inner self through the making of visual art and learn how to find inner peace through meditative art practices, The Tribe, Darlinghurst, 2pm, $35

Tinnie Fest
Enjoy 50 International Tinnies, Pot Luck Tinnies, DJs, and a MAN vs CAN sculpture comp from all your empty tins, The Norfolk, Redfern, 11am, free

Indigenous Science Experience – Family Science Fun Day
Celebrate Indigenous and Western science and highlights the relevance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to our everyday lives, Redfern Community Centre, Redfern, 10am, free

Moya’s Free Jazz Night
Swinging live jazz and cheap negronis, Moya’s Juniper Lounge, Redfern, 6pm, free


Talking Design: Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree
Hear New York graphic design partners Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree discuss their work.


Primavera 2017: Young Australian Artists
The 26th edition of Primavera brings together artworks by eight artists that question natural and human-made archives, from the physical to the digital, Museum Of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, 10am, free

Blue Love
One-off performance of Shaun Parker’s hit production, Seymour Centre, Chippendale, 7.30pm, $50 + bf


Liminal by Armando Chant
Photographic exhibition exploring encounters with the liminal image in construction, Black Eye Gallery, Darlinghurst, August 23 – Sept 3, free

Wild Thoughts Dance Classes with Amrita
Learn the moves to DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller’s Wild Thoughts with dancing queen Amrita, Hudson Ballroom, Sydney, 6pm & 7.15pm, $20+bf

Bardo State Book Launch
Cole Bennett captures the themes of Horrowshow’s latest album through stunning photographs, Goodspace Gallery, Chippendale, 6pm, free


Studio Ghibli Celebration
Week 1 of this month-long celebration showcasing of one of the most iconic animation studios in the world – starting with My Neighbour Totoro & Ponyo, The Ritz Cinema, Randwick, August 25-27, $8-16

Join some of Sydney’s best storytellers for an evening of our city’s queerstories; reflections on lives well lived and battles fought, pride, prejudice, love and humour, Giant Dwarf, Redfern, 7.30pm, $25

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