So Hot This Week: Sept 30

Happy long weekend!


What’s your MCA?
Create and submit your own MCA acronyms online via and post their creations on their social channels and order a personalised MCA t-shirt. The initiative will also come to life with an on-site activation at the MCA with the acronyms projected onto the exterior of the building for all to see #whatsyourMCA. Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, Sept 28 – Oct 1, free

Oz Comic Con
Don your capes, gather your comic books, assemble your squad and get ready to meet your favourite celebrities at our last stop in 2017, Oz Comic-Con Sydney! International Convention Centre Sydney, Sept 30 – Oct 1, $20-63

Mantra Collective, CAUSE & Something Else present Diego Krause, Secret Guest & Monika Ross
Nothing quite says long weekend like a solid 15 hour rave by 3 of Sydney’s hardest working brands, Mantra Collective, Cause and Something Else featuring 17 acts across three levels. The stats don’t lie: this is going to be one huge party. Oxford Hotel, Darlinghurst, 9.00pm, $25+bf

Best of the Fest
Final night. Handpicked comedians from the Sydney Fringe Festival, Best of the Fest brings you the ultimate sneak peek of the Festival’s biggest and brightest international and local stars jam packed into a 1 hour show. The Hilarium, Kensington St, Chippendale, various times, $15 + bf

Budweiser Garage – Remi, Okenyo, Maya Hirasedo + more
After an amazing run of Thursday evening shows at the Budweiser Garage, we’ve decided to switch it up and throw a banging Saturday evening event at The Chippo Hotel featuring a stacked line-up of awesome Aussie MC’s. The Chippo Hotel, Chippendale, 4.00pm, free

Face Up art by Munro Gibson King Young Ryan and Kossy
Six feminist artists FACE UP to the political and personal challenges of our times… Meet the artists Sundays at 3 pm, Exhibition runs Wed. – Sun., 11 – 6, plus Mon. 2 Oct (public holiday), The Shop Gallery, Glebe, free


A day long festival celebrating the lip-smacking, finger-licking food that is RIBS. Bank Hotel, Newtown, 12.00pm, free entry

How I Got My Start In The Arts
Presented by SAMAG in collaboration with the National Young Writers’ Festival and Young Australian Writers, we check in with three artists and arts practitioners to talk about how they got their start in the arts, and how they have continued to build their careers in creative ways. Creative Wordshop, Newcastle, 6.00pm, free (RSVP essential)


The Invisible 
UTS Gallery is honoured to present The Invisible, an exhibition that brings to light the hidden, ignored or forgotten voices and experiences of refugees displaced in the Middle East, asylum seekers living in Australia, and those being held in Nauru. All are welcome to join us for the opening of this exhibition. UTS Art, Ultimo, Opening 6.00pm, free


Eco-Anxiety – Holding A Deep Breathe 
Eco-Anxiety presents contemporary Japanese and Australian artists and designers responding to the changing environment, to reflect the rising tide of shared (eco) anxiety, and ecological empathy, in the Anthropocene. The Japan Foundation, Chippendale, 10am, free


Sydney Writer’s Festival presents Richard Flanagan in conversation with Michael Robotham
In a rare Sydney appearance,  the 2014 Man Booker Prize-winner Richard Flanagan, speaks to Michael Robotham about his new novel, First Person. City Recital Hall, Sydney, 7.00pm, $20-45


Come along for an insider’s perspective on the strange and confusing journey that is drama school, where the line between fantasy and reality is blurred, the pain is real, and the guru is always right. Factory Theatre, Marrickville, Oct 4-14, 7.00pm, $25+bf


FEDO – ‘Home’ EP Launch 
After a period overseas, Producer, Artist, DJ and Event Promoter FEDO (aka Edward Fedotov) brings his signature sound and experiences abroad to his debut EP, aptly titled ‘HOME’. This is Fedo’s first release on fast growing AUS/NY label Art Department Records. Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, 8.00pm, $11 + bf

Under The Influence – Solo Art Exhibition 
Under the Influence is an exciting solo art exhibition by Tim Christinat, showcasing 10 of his original portrait paintings of people who have influenced the world. COMMUNE, Waterloo, opening night 6.00pm, free

Saturday 30th of September, 2017

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