So Hot This Week: November 24
Sydney Made is bringing you an inspiring, curated line-up featuring of over 95 local makers & designers to help you conquer your Christmas shopping while enjoying a great day out! There will also be live music, food trucks and workshops promoting sustainability including up-cycling t-shirts, traditional aboriginal weaving and shelter building. Loch Ave, Centennial Park, 10am-5pm, free entry
Join us on the Forecourt to witness the powerful coming together of customs and contemporary culture. Hundreds of First Nations dancers from around Australia and Torres Strait will gather with International artists in a free festival celebrating dance, music and community. Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney, November 24-25, from 3pm, free.
Sky Lounge is a new open air dance party with today being their second event ever with Japanese music producer and DJ Yoshinori Hayashi on his first ever Australian tour, plus sets from Moopie and electronic duo OK EG. Marrickville (secret location), 2-11pm, final release tickets $40.
Based on all the best of the year’s headlines from The Chaser and The Shovel – and some of the worst. Join Charles Firth (The Chaser), James Schloeffel (The Shovel), Mark Humphries (Channel 10’s Pointless) and Freudian Nip’s Jenna Owen and Victoria Zerbst (SBS The Feed) as they dissect everything from the leadership crisis to the banking royal commission, and try to explain Barnaby Joyce’s sex life without vomiting on stage. Giant Dwarf, Redfern, 7.30pm, $25-55
Producer, DJ and funk synthesist Harvey Sutherland returns with ‘Amethyst’, a jazz-leaning broken beat odyssey born out of recording sessions in London. In his only Sydney headline show of the year, Harvey will debut his new band and will be joined by special guests Pink Matter (Brisbane) with DJs Simon Caldwell and Merph. The Lansdowne, Chippendale, 6pm, $20
UNSW Art & Design’s ANNUAL Graduate Exhibition is Australia’s largest and most diverse national showcase of graduate contemporary art, design and creative media work. This year features up to 200 emerging creative practitioners in an unmatched array of exciting new work from participating creatives, spanning animation, film, photography, sound, digital media, and graphic design, as well as painting, sculpture, object design, printmaking, textiles, spatial design, ceramics, jewellery, and more. Various locations (includes UNSW Galleries, Kudos Gallery, AD Space, Black Box, Interactive Media Lab, The Lecture Theatre and Makerspace: Virtual Reality Lab), Paddington and Kensington, Opening night 5-9pm, free.
This visually-beautiful documentary film offers a complex portrait of one of the world’s best-loved artists, Claude Monet. Based on three thousand surviving letters and featuring over one hundred of Monet’s iconic paintings, the film reveals a tumultuous inner life marked by moments of intense depression and euphoric creation. I, Claude Monet, in select cinemas.
Well-known and loved for her now-signature, spritely acoustic strumming and conversational storytelling, Sydney-based singer-songwriter Alex the Astronaut is heading up her national tour ‘The Space Tour’ with special guests Hachiku and Violet. Hear the likes of hits including ‘Waste of Time’, ‘Not Worth Hiding’, ‘Already Home’ and ‘Rockstar City’. Factory Theatre, Marrickville, doors 7.30pm, $25.
Welcome to Mov’in Bed, the biggest outdoor bed cinema in the world and surely the most comfortable one too. The Entertainment Quarter will host a unique open air cinema experience where you can watch a movie under the stars in the comfort of a bed. Enjoy the Dine in bed experience, with Fratelli Fresh, Bavarian Bier Cafe or Burger project while sipping on a glass of wine. See you in bed. Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, November 30 – February 17, see site for film times.
The Primavera Edition’ of ARTBAR, curated by Hoda Afshar, takes over the Museum with a celebration of communities pushed to the boundaries. Ideas of inclusion and exclusion will be explored through music, dance, installations, food and workshops. Tantalise your senses with 2 Boys In Saris and their South Asian food fare, get hands on with workshops led by Isabella Capazio, speak to detained refugees via WhatsApp in real time, catch performances by Elyas Alavi, Alexandra Spence and much more. Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks, 7pm, $18-26.
Signals is the new Friday night party with house, disco and tech sets at the Flinders. This Friday night, they’re giving the space to DJs Lex Deluxe (a connoisseur of all things funk, disco and dance) and Abyebatonye as well as a stack of others. The Flinders, Darlinghurst, 9pm, $15.