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Sorted: January 11 – 13

Sorted: January 11 – 13

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.

Sydney Summer Series


Sydney Summer Series will bring the biggest names in disco, soul and funk to our shores this Sunday for a day of grooving and shaking. Catch Kool and The Gang, The Jacksons and The Pointer Sisters, amongst more, at the Domain. For the full lineup, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Sunday 12 January
Where: The Domain


Masters of Modern Sound

Wassily Kandisnky Landscape: Dunaberg near Murnau 1913 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Inv GE 9098.

As part of the 2019 Sydney Festival, the AGNSW will play host to a series of ambient composers, musicians, sound designers, and performers for its Masters of Modern Sound experience. Among those performing is longtime David Lynch collaborator Dean Hurley. For more information, and to view the full festival program, head to the Sydney Festival website.

When: Until January 13
Where: AGNSW


Beer Party Tap Battle: Hazy vs Sour

The Union Hotel in Newtown will play host to a head-to-head battle this Friday afternoon, with a curated selection of hazy beers and sours competing for the top spot. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Friday 11 January
Where: The Union Hotel


Cockaroo Flow Art Installation

Cockaroo Flow is an inventive new artwork just installed at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney that celebrates the poetry in language created by First Nations students from Sydney and the Northern Territory. This an underwater audio installation incorporating poetry written and spoken by First Nations children in traditional Aboriginal languages of Gadigal (NSW) and Western Arrernte (NT). For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Until 3 February
Where: The Royal Botanic Garden


Shànghǎi Mimi

Inspired by 1930s Shanghai, this cabaret show features performances by internationally acclaimed dancers, acrobats, aerialists and singers from China, Cameroon, Australia and France. Shànghǎi Mimi is held as part of the 2019 Sydney Festival. To purchase tickets, head to the Sydney Festival website. 

When: Until 20 January
Where: Riverside Theatres

Adelaide: So Frenchy, So Chic

This Friday, an all-female lineup showcasing the best of French talent is making its way to Adelaide. Catch Camille, Yelle, Clara Luciani and Clea Vincent onstage at Pinky Flat. For more information, head to the So Frenchy, So Chic Facebook page.

When: Friday 11 January
Where: Pinky Flat


Melbourne: Holler Fest ’19

PARSNIP are playing at Holler Fest. Photo by WDZIEKONSKI

Girls Rock! Melbourne have curated a massive lineup of non-male talent for their Holler Fest gig this Saturday night. Held over two stages and featuring 19 bands and performers, with proceeds going towards the cause, Holler Fest is an event you won’t feel bad about calling in sick for. For the full lineup, and more information, head to the Facebook event page. 

When: Saturday 12 January
Where: Reverence Hotel, Footscray


Launceston: MONA FOMA SOMA

MONA FOMA is kicking off in Launceston this weekend. Ahead of next weekend’s massive music fest is MONA FOMA SOMA. SOMA stands for Sound or Music Architecture, or: Step Onboard, Make Art, or: Something Other than Mediocre Architecture… the festival organisers haven’t decided yet. The UTAS architecture school have designed and constructed a mobile recording studio and performance space for use throughout the festival. For more information, head to the MONA FOMA website.

When: Until 20 January
Where:Launceston, city-wide


By Molly Lasker


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January 11, 2019