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Sorted: November 16-18

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.

World Aeropress Championships

Local caffeine aficionados are relishing in the rare opportunity to witness the 2018 World Aeropress Championships here in Sydney this coming Saturday, hosted by local roasters Single O.

$25 will get you entry and a day’s worth of unlimited espressos. For more info, head over to the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, Nov 17
Where: COMMUNE, Waterloo

Free Film Series: Cosmic Futures

The Art Gallery of NSW is hosting a series of free films to compliment their new exhibition, Masters of the Hermitage. This Sunday catch Man with a Movie Camera, a 1920s Soviet film that revolutionised cinema.

Man with a Movie Camera will screen alongside the short Woman with an Editing Bench. For the full program, visit the AGNSW’s website.

When: Sunday, Nov 18
Where: Art Gallery of NSW

Japanese Film Festival

The Japanese Film Festival finally arrives in Sydney this week after travelling around much of the country already. Sydney plays host to one of the most extensive programs of Japanese film in the country. Catch the cult classic Tampopo, the anime period drama In This Corner of The World or the biographical documentary Sukita: The Shoot Must Go On, amongst a plethora of other great films.

For the full program, head over to the JFF website.

When: From Thursday, Nov 16
Where: Multi-venue, Sydney-wide

Shanasheel Iraqi Culture Festival

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre are opening their doors for a huge day of performance, music, film and art for the 2018 Shanasheel Iraqi Cultural Festival. Organised by non-profit group al-Muntada, the festival celebrates the history and diversity of Sydney’s Iraqi community over one big day of free community events and ticketed performances.

For more information, head over to their website.

When: Sunday, Nov 18
Where: Casula Powerhouse

AusMusic T-Shirt Day at Young Henrys

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Friday is AusMusic T-Shirt Day and the team at Young Henrys will be chucking on a karma keg of their loudest beer at the Newtown Tasting Bar, with all proceeds going directly to charity. Support Act are raising funds for musicians experiencing financial hardship, ill health, injury or mental health issues.

Don your finest band merch and have a beer with mates, all for a good cause.

When: Friday, Nov 16
Where: Young Henrys, Newtown

Melbourne: Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne Music Week returns in 2018 with an incredible lineup of over 250 local and international acts. Catch Gareth Liddiard, You Am I, Jen Cloher and Straight Arrows, amongst many others, tearing up the stage in celebration of one of Australia’s top live music destinations.

For the full lineup, check out the Facebook page.

When: From Friday, Nov 16
Where: Multi-venue, Melbourne wide


Perth: WA Beer Week

Kicking off this Friday is WA Beer Week, a 10-day celebration of all things beery. Last year’s WA Beer Week featured over 65 exciting events, five dedicated hubs, two satellite festivals and beer and food promotions around the city.

For the full program, head over to the WA Beer Week website. 

When: From Friday, Nov 16
Where: Multi-venue, Perth-wide


Hobart: Small Press Zine Fair

Hobart will this Sunday host the Small Press Zine Fair, now in its sixth year. There will be over 35 local and mainlander zinesters tabling their homemade publications at the Battery Point Community Hall. For more information, head over to the Facebook event page.

If you’d like to double up, head to the Zine Fair launch party on the Friday featuring Sydney-based live storytellers Read to Me. All the details are over on the Facebook event page.

When: Saturday, Nov 17
Where: Battery Point Community Hall


Darwin: ATMOS Making Tracks

ATMOS: Making Tracks is an ear-opening journey through the Top End, as told by ABC Darwin’s Liz Trevaskis. Part mixed tape and part Territory love song, Making Tracks connects the remarkable people, seemingly insurmountable distances, ancient stories, and joyous music that make this a place like nowhere else in the world.

For the full event, head over to the Facebook page.

When: Friday, Nov 16
Where: Brown’s Mart Theatre


Adelaide: Edo Style – Art of Japan (1615-1868)

The David Roche Foundation is exhibiting Japanese ceramics, lacquerware, sartorial accoutrements, woodblock prints and folding screens depicting seasonal landscapes created during the Edo period.

Edo Style includes more than 150 works of art from The David Roche Collection and on loan from the Art Gallery of South Australia and private lenders. Make sure you catch the exhibition before it finishes on Saturday, December 1.

When: Until Saturday, Dec 1
Where: The David Roche Foundation


By Molly Lasker


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November 16, 2018