Community Billboard 16th May-22 May.
This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the
future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected
Pint Of Science
Pint of Science aims to deliver interesting and relevant talks on the latest science research in an accessible format to the public – all in the pub! They want to provide a platform which allows people to discuss research with the people who carry it out - no prior knowledge of the subject is required. It is run mainly by volunteers and was established by a community of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers in 2012. The main festival takes place annually over three days in the month of May simultaneously in pubs across the world, this year the 15th-17th at various pubs in Sydney. Pint of Science Australia is a registered charity.A thirst for knowledge is required! Tickets selling fast.
Closer: Portraits of Survival
A powerful exhibition exploring the artefacts and individuals that anchor us to the past. Award winning photographer Katherine Griffiths has photographed 44 Holocaust survivors holding photographs, letters and artefacts that are emblematic of their survival.
“The individuals in the exhibition were adults, teens and children who spoke different languages and whose subsequent suffering took different forms,” says curator Roslyn Sugarman. “When taken as one, their combined experiences paint a vivid and haunting picture of the German war against the Jews of Europe and the resilience of the Jewish people despite all attempts to annihilate them.”
Entry is free with entry to the museum
MCA Zine Fair
Every year, more than 6,000 people flock to the fair to meet the makers behind niche reads, and to put pen to paper and create a short-run print of their own. The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia becomes a marketplace of independent and self-published zines made in any format, from booklets of illustrations to texts covering poetry, art, personal journals, politics and fanfiction (Zines – short for fanzines or magazines – are independent or self-published publications informed by the DIY ethos, usually hand-made and of a limited run). A great event to support burgeoning talent. Free entry.
Latin and Jazz Jam: Open mic night
If you’re jonesing for some Jazz or just love Latin grooves, join in at the World Bar’s open mic night. Entry is free and Canapes and cocktails are served until late, shake off those Monday blues and get involved! 7pm Untill 1 am.
Art After Hours
Head to AGNSW after work on Wednesdays for free films, live music, art lectures and celebrity talks. Every Wednesday evening, the Art Gallery of NSW welcomes you into its hallowed halls and throws the ultimate in absolutely free mid-week social and cultural events. Art After Hours offers a regular program of live music, lectures and celebrity talks, drawing workshops, film screenings, gallery tours and other events – and, of course, nocturnal access to its latest exhibitions Country. In addition to guided tours of the show, there will be a series of talks taking you inside his world and work.
This week includes a Warhol inspired badge making class.