Community Billboard 22 January – 29 January
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.
Love and Anger
An eco-sexually charged protest party from the one and only Betty Grumble. A womanifesto, call to arms and long, hard kiss from surreal showgurl, obscene beauty queen and totem critter, Betty Grumble.
Witness her ecosexually charged protest party of dancing dissent, disco and deep ‘push back-ery’, where pleasure is a radical act and the body a bloody love letter.
Winner Innovation in Form, Green Room Awards 2017
Nominee Best Cabaret Performer, Helpmann Awards 2017
Winner Best Cabaret, Fringe World 2017, 2018
Where: SBW Stables Theatre, 10 Nimrod Street, Darlinghurst
When: 7pm to 8pm; January 21-26, 2019.
Friday & Saturday nights @ Legendary Happy Endings Comedy
Strap in for a two-hour show (with an intermission) of more than six of the best comedians from Australia and around the world.
Happy Endings Comedy Club is a prestigious, multi-award winning venue bringing world-class stand up to the cool playground of Sydney’s Kings Cross (in the non-seedy bit). Loved by comedians and audiences alike, this smoldering, intimate comedy club channels a vintage NYC jazz cellar vibe, with great drink prices, awesome food and a guaranteed good time.
Where: Happy Endings Comedy Club; 154 Brougham Lane, Potts Point
When: Fridays and Saturdays, 8pm to 10.45pm; 18 January to 21 December, 2019
Cost: 27.50 + Booking Fee
Museum of Magic
The history of magic as an art form has been shrouded in mystery in order to protect its secrets, often being handed down verbally from magician to magician. But in this secret museum of Sydney, this history of wonder and knowledge comes to life.
The Australian Museum of Magical Arts is set within the secret walls and corridors of The Magicians Cabaret Theatre. Through personal objects, photos and films, as well as personal mementos, secret plans, books and artefacts, you will learn about a magician’s mind and the fascinating role magic has played in cultures.
This museum may be small but it is packed with information and inspiration. By discovering the role magic has played in movies, in war, even in history, you will experience not just wonder but the beauty of imagination.
Bookings essential. Tours start on time.
Where: 91 Riley St, Darlinghurst
When: Every day, 1.30pm to 2.30pm, until Friday 3 May, 2019
Cost: Adults & Students: $41; 65 and over: $35; Under 12: $35
The Beehive: A free Sydney Festival Event
Artist Zanny Begg’s video art installation addresses one of Sydney’s enduring murder mysteries.
On 4 July 1975, the crusading journalist, heiress and anti-development campaigner Juanita Nielsen went to a meeting at a Kings Cross underworld club. She was never seen again.
In this innovative fiction and documentary video installation, artist Zanny Begg and creative producer Philippa Bateman weave the tropes of true crime and cold case stories with themes of gentrification, corruption and non-conformity.
The Beehive is assembled by randomising software. Each screening has a unique duration of up to 33 minutes. This event is part of the Sydney Festival.
Where: UNSW Galleries, Corner of Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington
When: Tuesdays to Saturdays, 10am to 5pm; Saturday 5 January to Saturday 23 February
The Ropes: Amrita Hepi x Adrian Piper
Dancer-choreographer-artist Amrita Hepi’s video installation explores the rich and rhythmic history of skipping and invites audiences to engage with aspects of blak experience.
This newly commissioned project explores cultural resilience and continuity.
Where: 36 Gosbell St, Paddington NSW 2021
When: Thursdays to Sundays, 11am to 5pm; Friday 11 January to Sunday 27 January, 2019.
A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures
Yabun Festival is the largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia. The celebration is held on 26 January upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney.
Established in 2001, Yabun (meaning ‘music to a beat’ in Gadigal language) is a free event.
Yabun features live music, a bustling stalls market, panel discussions and community forums, children’s activities and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performances.
Yabun Festival welcomes everyone.
Where: Victoria Park, Corner City Road and Parramatta Road, Camperdown
When: Saturday 26 January 2019 from 10am to 7pm