So Hot This Week: October 6


Warm Bodies @ Cement Fondu

Cement Fondu celebrates Halloween season with Warm Bodies, a lively and haunting exhibition that challenges us to think and feel outside of our comfort zones. Just as horror movies and post-apocalyptic fiction reflect the real fears and anxieties of the societies in which they’re made, the selected artists upend convention with hybrid art forms and mutating identities, and confront us with the powerful aesthetics of rot, mutation and destruction. Cement Fondu, Paddington, 11am-5pm

REST w/ Pender St Steppers, Hashman Deejay, Tornado Wallace

Heavenly & Vibe Positive have been busy in the lab experimenting with two unstoppable forces combining to create an immovable object and just might have cracked it….. A dance spanning 10 hours in the company of some of our favourite deejays and live acts from all across the globe as well as right here under our own noses. The hectic lineup includes Pender St Steppers (Moodhut/CAN), Hashman Deejay (Moodhut/Future Times/CAN), Adi Toohey, Nat James and more! Hermann’s Bar, 4pm-1:59am, $56

VB Hard Yards 2018 presents: Tired Lion + more

Over 600 hard working bands from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria applied for their chance to play with some big headliners on the VB Hard Yards 2018 Tour for the ultimate leg up. After surviving shortlisting and the public voting process, Being Jane Lane, Paper Thin and Claws & Organs will hit the road this October. This year’s winners will share the stage with the one and only TIRED LION, who are flying across the country for one special night of live aussie rock! The Landsdowne, 7:30-11:30pm,free


Women in Music Empowerment Day 2018

Women in Music Empowerment Day returns in 2018 for an all-day inclusive event at Miss Peaches on October 7, celebrating and empowering women, non-binary people and minority groups in our diverse music community. Curated by local Sydney crews Deeper Than HouseStayfly SydneyYeah The Girls , Coven PresentsNap Girls – AU and Bedrock Collective, the day will feature live music, art, DJs and dance, plus an interactive panel to discuss industry challenges and collaboratively workshop strategies that can help create an environment of equality for all non-males and minority groups. Women in Music Empowerment Day donates proceeds raised each year to charities in our community that support young wom*n in need. Miss Peaches, Newtown, 1-10:45pm, $10-20

Genext: Sun Xun

Join us at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia on 7 October for three hours of exhibitions, live music, workshops and social activities inspired by the work of artist Sun Xun! GENEXT is a free, all-access, after-hours festival-style event that is strictly for high school students aged 12–18 years.  GENEXT is programmed and run by the MCA Youth Committee with support from our Artist Educators and Young Creatives Coordinator. MCAGenex, The Rocks, 6-9pm, free


2018 Antenna Documentary Film Festival

Australia’s leading nonfiction screen event, ANTENNA DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL, returns for 2018 with 48 of the most up-to-date films, carefully curated from 23 countries. Featuring a number of world-premieres and some of the most talked-about films on the festival circuit, Antenna provides Sydneysiders with a unique opportunity to see these films on the big screen and connect with the wider world. Dedicated to programming independent and cutting-edge films that tread new ground in the documentary landscape, in addition to screenings, the six day Antenna festival also includes talks, workshops, masterclasses and industry-focused events led by some of the world’s most respected non-fiction filmmakers who are guests of the festival. Various locations, 12:56-3:56pm, $17.50-20


Front Left Live

A unique, live playlist event coming to Sydney on October 11, giving fans the chance to experience their favourite new music playlist in its purest form. Front Left Live will feature Cosmo’s Midnight, Baker Boy x Dallas Woods, Hatchie, Kota Banks x CXLOE , alongside a special international guest to be announced closer to the day. Sydney, 7-11pm, free

Kaiit • Live From Her Room • National Tour • Second Sydney show

With the release of her highly anticipated “Live From Her Room EP”, and being named the baby of Jill Scott and Erykah Badu by Jill Scott herself, Melbourne soul queen Kaiit kicks off her huge national tour. With honeyed vocals, fierce rhymes and a bold eclectic style to match, Kaiit is one of Australia’s most exciting new acts. Having been named one of the “Best Rappers Under 25” by Red Bull Music alongside the likes of Joey Bada$$ and Chance The Rapper, as well as supporting The Internet, Sampa The Great and gracing the supernatural amphitheatre with her presence at Golden Plains Festival. Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, 8-11:59pm, $23.36


WAFIA “I’m Good” Tour

Brisbane-based artist WAFIA returns with her infectiously unapologetic new single, ‘I’m Good’.  The release of ‘I’m Good’ comes in the midst of Wafia’s biggest year yet. The bold singer-songwriter of Iraqi-Syrian descent recently made waves lending her angelic vocals to Louis the Child’s smash hit summer jam ‘Better Not’ and singles last year, “‘Only Love’, ‘Bodies’, ’83 Days’ off her celebrated VIII EP. Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst, 8-11pm, $30

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