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Need something to do this weekend? Every Friday, we’ve got you Sorted with a list of the best music, art, and cultural events around Sydney and Australia.

Girls Rock! Sydney Presents: Sports Bra, Good Pash, The Nah, Part Time

The Nah. Photo via Facebook

Girls Rock! Sydney is celebrating and showcasing female, trans and non-binary artists at the Factory Theatre in Marrickville, with funds being raised going towards hosting the Girls Rock!

Sydney camp in 2019. Grab more details here.

When: Sunday 28 October
Where: The Factory Theatre, Marrickville


TURN OUT: a fete for grown-ups

Leaf Supply for the Indoor Jungle. Image via Facebook.

TURN OUT: a fete for grown-ups is being held over two days and will host over 50 pop-up market stalls, FBi DJs, an indoor jungle, talks and workshops and a vinyl and repressed records sale.

For more information, head over to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday 27-Sunday 28 October
Where: Australian Technology Park, Eveleigh


Batch Brewing Co. presents Sourfest

Batch Brewing Company presents the first annual Sourfest, just in time for Sydney Beer Week. Bucket Boys, Sauce, Wayward and Yulli’s will all feature their sours during the day, too.

For more details, head over here.

When: Sunday 28 October
Where: Batch Brewing Company, Marrickville


Norton Street Italian Festa

This Sunday is the 32nd anniversary of the Norton Street Italian Festa, a big celebration of all things Italy. There’ll be food, wine, cars and music lining Leichhardt’s iconic main street.

Check their Facebook page for more details.

When: Sunday 28 October
Where: Norton Street, Leichhardt


Japan Film Festival Classics at AGNSW

Junichiro Tanizaki

JFF Classics returns to AGNSW with a free 16mm and 35mm film collection. This year’s program, Passion and Obsession, features works adapted from novels by celebrated Japanese authors, including Junichiro Tanizaki and Kyoka Izumi.

For more event details, head over here. 

When: Sunday 28 October
Where: Art Gallery of New South Wales


Noah Taylor: Fascination

Olsen Annexe will play host to London-based artist Noah Taylor and his solo show, Fascination. Fascination will feature nearly 40 works on paper by Taylor in his distinctly gothic, figurative style.

Of the series, Taylor says ‘the word fascination is derived from the Latin ‘fascinationem’ – to bewitch or enchant. I can neither confirm nor deny that I use magical occult practices in the creation of my work’.

Where: Olsen Annexe
When: Friday, October 26 (opening night), but the show runs until November 12

MELBOURNE: Darebin Music Feast Closing Party

Parsnip. Photo by WDZIEKONSKI

Sunday night marks the closing party of Darebin’s annual Music Feast. Catch the likes of Banoffee, Jaala and Parsnip, amongst others, see the festival off with a bang.

For more information, head to Darebin Music Feast’s official website.

When: Sunday 28 October
Where: Northcote Social Club, Bar 303 and Little Eastment Street Carpark


PERTH: Lou Reed Celebration Show

Photo: Michael Putland/Getty Images

It’s five years since Lou Reed’s passing, and to celebrate the late rockstar’s life Badlands Bar is hosting a night of Reed’s music performed by an all-star cast of musicians drawn from local Perth bands.

Three long sets will cover songs from the Velvet Underground through to the latter years of Reed’s career. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

When: Sunday 28 October
Where: Badlands Bar


ADELAIDE: Moon Lantern Parade 2018

Photo via Adelaide Festival Centre

Australia’s largest moon lantern parade is hitting Adelaide over the weekend in conjunction with the OzAsia Festival. The Moon Lantern Parade will take over Elder Park with an explosion of colour, lights and family-friendly free entertainment.

OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading international arts festival dedicated entirely to Asia. For more details, visit here.

When: Saturday 27 October
Where: Elder Park


BRISBANE: Spill City ~ Vol. 2

spacey jane cold feet

Happy Mag Needle in the Hay winners Spacey Jane are one of the many music and art acts gracing the stage at Spill City on Friday night. Spill City is a new bi-monthly multi-arts platform for artists and musicians locally and nationally.

Catch Twin Haus alongside Spacey Jane, Harmon and TRAILS. For the full lineup, head over to the Facebook event page.

When: Friday 26 October
Where: The Zoo


WOLLONGONG: Yours and Owls Sundays with FRITZ

fritz biggest fool in the world Yours & Owls Festival 2018

Yours and Owls Sunday sessions are well-and-truly back in full swing. Featuring the best local and visiting talent NSW has to offer. This event is 100% wallet-friendly with free entry.

Bask in the summer sunshine down in the Gong. Keep in the loop with set time announcements over on the Facebook page.

WHEN: Sunday 28 October
WHERE: North Gong Hotel


By Molly Lasker


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October 26, 2018