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Sorted: January 18 – 20

Sorted: January 18 – 20

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.

Freedom ft. The Lulu Raes, The Pretty Littles, Gauci + more

The Jim Mitchells. Photo: Tim Swallow

Freedom returns to The Oxford Art Factory this Friday with their first event of 2019. Catch The Lulu Raes, The Pretty Littles, Gauci, Big White and The Jim Mitchells, amongst a bunch of other local bands, play over two stages on Friday night. For the full lineup, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Friday, January 18
Where: Oxford Art Factory

 

Psychedelic Soul Party

The Landsdowne will play host to a Psychedelic Soul Party this Saturday night, with kaleidoscopic DJs spinning the best of the ’60s and beyond. Expect all-vinyl DJ sets from King O.P.P (Owen from Straight Arrows), Madam De Silver (of The Dandelion) and SOUP. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, January 19
Where: The Landsdowne

 

Demand Action: Pill Testing Saves Lives

A rally demanding action against the government’s failed war on drugs will take to the streets of Town Hall this weekend. Protestors will convene at Town Hall Station on Saturday afternoon for the event. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, January 19
Where: Town Hall

 

Girls Rock! Sydney Camper Showcase

This Saturday marks the night that the best brand new Sydney bands perform their first ever live set after a week of empowerment, education and inspiration at Girls Rock! Sydney.

Girls Rock! Sydney is a week-long day camp for 10-17-year-olds where participants learn how to play an instrument, join a band with other campers and write a song to and perform at a public showcase. To purchase tickets, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, January 19
Where: The Factory Theatre, Marrickville

 

Les Filles de Illighadad

Watch Les Filles de Illighadad, Niger’s only women-led band, showcasing the haunting, minimalist desert blues of Tuareg guitar folk traditionally played by men play. The event is part of the annual Sydney Festival. For more information, head to the Sydney Festival website.

When: Saturday, January 19
Where: Hyde Park

Brisbane: APT9 Summer Festival

Celebrate the colour and life of APT9 with an action packed, family friendly festival of artist workshops, performances, music and films. For the full three-day program, head to the QAGOMA website.

When: Friday, January 18 – Sunday, January 2o
Where: QAGOMA

 

Melbourne: Fitzroy Market

The Fitzroy Mills Flea Market is returning this Saturday for a day of trash and treasure. For the best fresh produce, artisan gifts, vintage clothing and handmade goods, head to Fitzroy this Saturday. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, January 19
Where: The Fitzroy Mills Flea Market

 

Launceston: MONA FOMA

Courtney Barnett

Mona Foma takes over Launceston this January. The main Mofo action will take place from 18–20 January. Catch Courtney Barnett, Pnau, Mulatu Astatke and Neneh Cherry, plus more. For the full lineup, head to the Mona Foma website. 

When: Until January 20
Where: Launceston

 

By Molly Lasker

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January 18, 2019