Introducing Happy Mag’s newest weekly feature, Sorted!
Sorted is a curated list of cool music, art and culture happenings. Every week we’ll feature a bunch of different events around Sydney and nationally – so if you’re searching for something to do, here’s your ticket.
If you’re out of the loop, struggling with priorities, or if you just want to know what you’re going to be missing out on, check out our Sorted list for this weekend!
Night Noodle Markets
Arguably Sydney’s most anticipated culinary event of the year, Hyde Park’s annual Night Noodle Markets are back! For a few weeks every year, Hyde Park is transformed into a cesspool of wheat, MSG and delicious, delicious street food.
Check out the Facebook event here. If you can’t make it this weekend, don’t worry; the markets are running until October 21.
Newtown Good Food Fair
Kicking off the festival season is Newtown’s Good Food Fair. Taking over Newtown Square from 11am-4pm this Sunday, the Newtown Food Fair is the perfect place to sample local delicacies and artisan products.
Stalls will be running from 11am-6pm down the road on Eliza Street, too. As always, the Newtown Food Fair is family and pet-friendly. Brush up on details on the Facebook event page.
Octoberfest at the Lady Hampshire
Taking over the Lady Hampshire tomorrow night is Octoberfest 2018, a night of booze, tunes and fun times. Catch White Blanks, Julia Why?, Flight to Dubai, Space Carbonara, Slowcoaching, Moon Brain, Holy Forrest and Surf Trash for free at one of Sydney’s most iconic venues.
Bands kick off at 4 pm. Check the details here.
Wayward Tinnie Launch Party
Wayward Brewing Company has finally caught up with the times, officially launching their drinks in everyone’s favourite drinking vessel, the tin. Head down to Public House in Petersham from midday to sink a few for five bucks a piece.
There’ll be live music, food and a bunch of tinnie-themed games, too. Event details here.
Aboriginal Heritage Tour
The Royal Botanic Gardens are paying host to tours, offering guests the opportunity to experience the world’s oldest living culture. The gardens were an important ceremonial site for many of the Sydney Aboriginal Nations, and home to the Cadigal people of the Eora Nation.
The tour kicks off on Saturday, October 13 at 10 am. Tickets can be purchased through the event’s Facebook page.
Yours and Owls Sunday Sessions
It’s not quite in Sydney, but if you jump on the South Coast line it’s really not too far. Plus, it’s a pretty scenic journey! Your and Owls recently kicked off their Sunday Summer Sessions at North Gong Hotel, and this Sunday they’re playing host to an exciting lineup that features The Ocean Party, Wing Defence, Easy Street and Slinky Red.
As always, Farmer and The Owl Sultans of Spin will DJ in between sets. Yours and Owls Sunday Sessions are always free, and they’re pet-friendly! You can bring your two AND four-legged friends. Event details here.
Melbourne: Heide Makers’ Market
Heide Museum of Modern Art regularly plays host to the Heide Makers’ Market, a collaboration between the gallery itself and The Rose St. Artists’ Market. The markets, held monthly, are set in the Museum’s beautiful sculpture garden.
This month’s market will be held on Saturday, October 13. The Makers’ Market webpage has all the details.
Brisbane: The Hidden Lanes Festival
Fortitude Valley is preparing for one of the biggest days in its cultural calendar. The Hidden Lanes Festival, a multi-venue music festival, is taking over Brisbane tomorrow with its celebration of music, art, food, fashion and entertainment.
Canberra: The Canberra Mental Health Film Festival
Hosted by This is My Brave Australia Inc., The Canberra Mental Health Film Festival is dedicated to breaking the stigma around mental illness, one film at a time. It has been (almost) perfectly timed to coincide with World Mental Health Day, an international day of recognition for those living with mental health issues.
If you live in or around the ACT, this is an event not to be missed. Check the details here.
Hobart: The Tasmanian Portraiture Prize
If you find yourself around Salamanca Place over the weekend, make sure you check out The Tasmanian Portraiture Prize 2018 Exhibition, a display of the biggest talent in portraiture (under thirty years old) from the Apple Isle.
The exhibition is running until October 21. Here are the details.