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Sorted: January 25 – 27

Sorted: January 25 – 27

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.

Long Hot Weekend: Car Park Party

bad dreems feeling remains

Catch Bad//Dreems, Totty and Kimono Drag Queens tear up the stage this Sunday afternoon at the Vic on the Park in Marrickville for Long Hot Weekend. Entry is free between 12 pm and 2 pm, and the bar will be slinging $15 jugs. There’ll be a sausage sizzle, too (both vegan and non-vegan) with all proceeds going to the Wirringa Baiya Aboriginal Women’s Legal Centre. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.

When: Sunday, January 27
Where: Vic on the Park, Marrickville

 

The Vigil at Barangaroo Reserve

Gather at dusk at an event held by Barangaroo Reserve and Sydney Festival. A vigil will be held overnight to reflect on the impact of colonisation in Australia, the significance of the day before the First Fleet arrived, and what happened after. Hear musical performances and stories of Country from current and future community Elders. For more information, head to the Sydney Festival website. 

When: Friday, January 25 – Saturday, January 26
Where: Barangaroo Reserve

 

YABUN Festival

Yabun (meaning ‘music to a beat’ in Gadigal language) is a free event that features live music, a bustling stalls market, panel discussions and community forums on Indigenous issues, children’s activities, and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performances. Headling the event is Thelma Plum. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, January 26
Where: Victoria Park, Chippendale

 

Reclaim The Streets at the Invasion Day Rally 2019

Photo: Laura Clarke

2019 Reclaim the Streets Invasion Day Rally will mark 231 years since British military forces invaded Gadigal land and declared British rule over this continent, along with Aotearoa and other Pacific Islands. Show your support for Sydney’s Aboriginal community in opposing the racism they continue to experience at the hands of the colonial system imposed on this continent from 1788. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, January 26
Where: Hyde Park South

 

Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal

Photograph: Louis Lim

Ryan Presley’s ‘Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal’ is a participatory installation that reimagines Australian’s national currency as a celebration of Aboriginal history, held in association with the Sydney Festival. For more information, head to the Sydney Festival website.

When: Until January 28
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art

Melbourne: Music in Exile Launch Party

Image via Music in Exile Facebook page

This weekend, local Melbourne label Bedroom Suck will launch their new ‘Music In Exile’ project – a non-for-profit initiative aimed at increasing access and visibility for musicians from a refugee or asylum-seeking background living here in Australia. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Sunday, January 27
Where: Lazerpig

 

Adelaide: Kumangka Mukapainga Tampinga – Together Remember Recognise

Craig Walsh. Embedded, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. 2013. Mixed media installation.

Elder Park will be lit up with a major art installation called Kumangka, Mukapainga, Tampinga – Together Remember, Recognise. Images of Aboriginal Elders and Aboriginal Leaders in the community will be honoured with an installation produced by the Open Circle Discussion Group made up of South Australian Indigenous Leaders in collaboration with artist Craig Walsh. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Until January 28
Where: Elder Park

 

Hobart: Ginuary

Hobart welcomes its second annual Ginuary, a city-wide celebration of Tasmanian gin. Each session runs for 3.5 hours and tickets include delicious gin samples, a tote bag to carry your gin bottles in, a free water bottle, a branded keepsake glass for tasting and opportunities to sip and speak with the distillers.  For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Sunday, January 27
Where: Red Square and The Goods Shed

 

By Molly Lasker

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January 25, 2019