So Hot Right Now: 19 January


Foot Traffic 4

The next installment of Foot Traffic has graced us with DJ Off It, Max Santilli, Indri and Albrecht La’Brooy lining up sets and live performances to kick off your evening. TBD Summer Hill , 4-10 pm, $15-25 +bf


Art and Activism: Changing the Conversation

Revered Chinese artist Xiao Lu will be in conversation with Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch to discuss her solo exhibition Xiao Lu: Impossible Dialogue 肖鲁:语嘿 . This talk focuses on how art can be a platform for championing important debate – ultimately, reframing conversation and changing minds. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, Haymarket, 12-2pm, Free w./ RSVP


Nick Cave: Until Later w/ Nakhane + Ayebatonye | Sydney Festival

Until is American artist Nick Cave’s largest, most thought-provoking and spectacular installation yet, speaking to the urgent issues of gun violence and race in America, currently at Carriageworks. Also featuring live music, artist talks, and DJ sets Nakhane, Wesley Enoch, Nakhane & Charlotte Hatherley, and Ayebatonye Abrakasa. Carriageworks, Redfern,7-9pm, $39


The Weekend by Henrietta Baird 

Dancer-turned-playwright Henrietta Baird’s debut one-woman play The Weekend blends laughter, hope, love and loss into a young family’s search for a new beginning. “Lara, a Sydney mum working interstate as a dancer, receives a distress call from her youngest son. Dad hasn’t been seen for days and they are out of food. Lara has the weekend to track him down. And if she succeeds, what will she find?”. Carriageworks, Redfern, 7-8:15pm, $38-41


Ngalu Warrawi Marri (We Stand Strong)

Ngalu Warrawi Marri means ‘We stand strong’ in the Sydney Language. This event, through tours, hands-on workshops, live music and performances, highlights First Nations protest and resilience & interrogates the way Australia celebrates national identity. Australian Museum, Darlinghurst, 6-9pm, $20


Party Dozen / Slag Queens / CCKXH Rooftop Series

PARTY DOZEN and Slag Queens will be under one roof for the second installation of the KXH CC Rooftop Series. Party Dozen are the sonic partnering of saxophonist Kirsty Tickle and percussionist Jonathan Boulet and feminist post-punk group Slag Queens are following the duo. King Cross Hotel, Potts Point, 5-11pm, free


Bizarro + Chaos In The CBD + Ben Fester 

Cook it with Chaos In The CBD to kick off the weekend. The duo are stepping back into the Sydney kitchen to heat the plates and melt some minds with support from Ben Fester. Civic Underground, CBD, 10 pm-4am, $15-25


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