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Sorted: March 1 -3

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.

Sweatshop x Nick Cave

Catch five of Sydney’s most talked-about emerging writers pay homage to Nick Cave’s incredible UNTIL exhibition by performing live readings to a captivated audience. The readings will locate the pain and hope of our own country and explore the relationship between poetry, storytelling, and resistance. Readers include Shirley Le, Stephen Pham, Phoebe Grainer, Tyree Barnette and Sara Saleh, all members of Western Sydney writers collective SWEATSHOP. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, March 2
Where: Carriageworks

 

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

Sydney hosts the most anticipated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) event in the world. From a rowdy parade and film festival to day-time dance parties and academic discussions, this celebration is perfect for anyone who likes to have a good time—gay or straight. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, March 2
Where: City-wide

 

Keep Sydney Open – Mardi Gras After Party

After the Mardi Gras festivities wrap up, continue the party with Keep Sydney Open at Candy’s Apartments and help keep the dance alive. Pre sale tickets are $10. For more information, and to purchase tickets, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, March 2
Where: Candy’s Apartments, Kings Cross

 

Poetry Sydney 2019

Held on the first Sunday of every month, Surry Hills’ iconic Brett Whiteley Studio hosts a curated selection of poets for live performances and readings. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Sunday, March 3
Where: Brett Whiteley Studios

 

Parramatta Eel Festival 

Parramatta’s annual Eel Festival celebrates the suburb’s namesake and its significance to the local Burramattagal people, who would gather in autumn to trade goods and share stories and food. There’ll be fun and interactive activities on offer, with storytelling at the yarning circle, weaving, boomerang painting and more. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Sunday, March 3
Where: Elizabeth Farm

Wollongong: Farmer and The Owl Festival

Wollongong is preparing itself for one of its biggest events of the year. The team at Farmer and The Owl have, along with their label bands, curated the festival of the century. Catch The Garden, Beach House, Snail Mail and Deafheaven, amongst so many others, play throughout the day at McCabe Park, right near the Mall. For the full lineup, and to snap up any remaining tickets, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, March 2
Where: McCabe Park

 

Adelaide: Pussy Riot: Riot Days

Catch Russian punk-rock provocateurs Pussy Riot wow audiences in their world first stage performance Riot Days. The act features four original members of the collective, including Masha Alyokhina, who had spent time in detention in Sochi for her activism. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Until Sunday, March 3
Where: The Attic, RCC Fringe

 

Melbourne: Sydney Road Street Party Parade

The inaugural Sydney Road Street Party Parade will take to Brunswick on Sunday to officially open this year’s Brunswick Music Festival. Catch a plethora of incredible bands play over six venues throughout Brunswick. For more information, head to the Facebook event page.

When: Sunday, March 3
Where: Sydney Road, Brunswick

 

By Molly Lasker

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March 1, 2019