So Hot This Week: Dec 9



APPLEBUM – HIP HOP HOUSE PARTY This December Applebum is back in the OAF Gallery Bar for a massive night of hip hop shenanigans. From old school jams to new era sounds, from east coast to west coast, come join the Applebum crew as we celebrate Hip Hop and RnB from the 90s through to now. Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, 10pm, $5

Gonzos Soul and Beyond Dance Party

It’s a soul party every Saturday night at Waywards with Gonzo’s Soul and dance party. Waywards is a cultural institution in the heart of Sydney. The space looks to explore and nourish local Australian musicians, DJs, artists and comedians for the communities pleasure.  Entry is always free and we’re open Thurs-Sat 8pm till late. The Bank Hotel, Newtown, 10pm-4am, free

The Saffron Burlesque Show 

Leave your woes at the door and join the sinners at The Saffron Burlesque Show. There is no place quite like it, the underworld of Kings Cross is brought back to life as you step into the devilry of the 1950’s when Abe Saffron ruled and the Showgirls were fierce. The Saffron Club provides the perfect evening for those whole like to add a bit of sophistication to their sin. Welcoming Leadbelly deviously to the wonderful, Scandalous, thrilling and lascivious world of Burlesque and Vaudeville.  The Leadbelly, Newtown, 6pm, $33.70


Demonic Film in December

To get in the mood of Christmas festivities, film critic Travis Johnson and the Films of Transgression Transgressor Jack Sergeant talk the movies at Demonic Industries. Gather your friends and family for a marathon of haunting movies. Demonic Industries: a Series of Readings, Stories and Talk, Summer Hill, 4-5:30pm


REGGAE MONDAYS at The Lansdowne

Reggae. Beats. The Lansdowne .EVERY MONDAY! Featuring Sydney’s local bands and DJ’s from the genre such as Errol Renand – Caribbean Soul – Sydney’s Best MC’s + Reggae DJ’s. The Lansdowne, City Road, 10:30pm-1am, free


Come and be a part of the night that has re-invigorated and inspired Sydney’s live music scene, in it’s new home at The Basement. All vocalists, musicians, MC’s, artists & especially music lovers are welcome.The entire Sydney music community are extremely excited about the move to Sydney’s most iconic music venue THE BASEMENT, Macquarie Place, 5pm, $6 +bf



Flamenco Fiesta. Day of the Dead Rock. Thrash Rumba. Crazy guitar virtuosity with tribal drumming and non stop dance floor action. Don’t miss out! Combining flamenco, rock, metal, blues and many other styles, Kallidad have toured Europe, Asia and Australia relentlessly, performing their trademark “Day of the Dead” Death Fiesta to awestruck crowds everywhere they go. Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, 5pm, $18.20 + bf


Hip Hop KNECT Showstopaz

Blasting tunes from Hip Hop KNECT with additional appearances from Sarah Maxwell, Sleazy Greazy ant The Charles St.Clique, Double & DJ Maniak, 2Slie&Shkitlez, SubZ, Munzer, Mighty Ash, Dolzy, Mugzy, Bullzeye, DJ’s Myme and Ruff Kutz, with special guests Bobo. Valve Bar, CBD, 10pm,free

On Going 

Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium

Celebrate one of the most renowned photographers of the 20th century, featuring over 200 works across Mapplethorpe’s career, including floral still life, portraits, figure studies and erotic imagery that charts his involvement in New York’s gay scene. Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain, Oct 27 – March 4, $8-18


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