Back from a week off - well a half-week anyway. Many events seen, parades attended, movies watched, but apart from that I managed to get some sleep and that is always a nice thing to attempt.
Big Congratulations to BERSERK on their triumphant return, last weekend. I am very much looking forward to the next one which should be in the next 3-4 months (I predict - May).
SHALLOW NATION has moved from Saturday nights to Friday night (their first night of their move is *tonight* at Tailors-On-Central), so pop in and revel in the Biohazard Greeness of their dark Industrial/Electro heartbeat.
The Mardi Gras Season is launching today with the opening of the QUEENS OF THE CROSS exhibition at The Kings Cross Library (for the next 4 weeks) pop on in and have a look. It'll take some of you back to the days when the Cross was a hotbed of sleazy burlesque... er... yes and will show what part the Drag-Performance community played in keeping the glitz and glam in (what was) Sydney's bohemian centre. Also, watch next weekend for the Official Launch of the Mardi Gras festival.
As you know, we're deep into the Movie Awards Season, now, and SYDNEY SCREENING is organising attendances to Pre-Awards Oscar Nominated Film Screenings at the moment. Keep an eye out for the continuing schedule (they're announcing them on LiveJournal, and Facebook). That way you get to see the films and have an idea if the Academy is on the ball or not at the end of this month. Of course Monday is the BRITISH ACADEMY (BAFTA) AWARDS, which is the last major Awards Show before the Oscars on Feb 23.
See? Just a very short intro this weekend. So, let's just get on with the process of putting this list out :)
To visually follow Events In Sydney I direct you to our Google Calendar and our Calendar function in our Events_In_Sydney Yahoogroup, so those of you who get the bi-weekly emails, can log in and have a look at that, as all events are displayed there as well (they're all the same events - just in differing formats).
This list is being mirrored on Google Groups, Facebook and MySpace as well. So, if you have a Google, Facebook or MySpace Account - keep an eye out for us there.
This coming weekend there's more than a bit of stuff coming up - so browse through and have a look. For those bands you might be interested in, remember to have a look at Faster Louder for that Independent What's On Listing (which we also supply details to).
This week/end: THE ROCKS GHOST TOUR haunts CADMANS COTTAGE in THE ROCKS; SYDNEY & PARRAMATTA GHOST & HISTORY TOURS hearse on through the CITY; THE QUEENS OF THE CROSS sashays into THE KINGS CROSS LIBRARY; HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL LIVE! wildcats out of THE CAPITOL THEATRE; THE CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL drives oxen through SYDNEY; SYDNEY SCREENING previws Oscar-nominations at GREATER UNION; FIRST-RUN movies premiere at GREATER UNION; ROCKFEAST launches at THE LEWISHAM HOTEL; SHALLOW NATION moves nights at TAILORS-ON-CENTRAL; SWITCH BLADE SISTER ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB makes friends at CLUB 77; BLINK eyes off THE AGINCOURT HOTEL; ASCENSION rises into THE SLY FOX; TRASH SATURDAYS throws out into THE AGINCOURT HOTEL; ABDUCTION X metalstorms THE LEWISHAM HOTEL; MAITRESSE launches at THE FORBES HOTEL; SUNDAY SCREENING ROOM screams into THE FOREST LODGE HOTEL; THE BAFTAs hands out awards at THE FORTRESS; and next Monday's CULT SINEMA goes all clone-ish with FUTUREWORLD (1976) at THE ANNANDALE HOTEL.
ADVANCE NOTICE DEPARTMENT
Watch for more HELLFIRE; ROCKFEAST; BLACK PLANET; ASCENSION; CULT SINEMA; WWE NO WAY OUT; SHALLOW NATION; POPCORN TAXI; THE RUBY REVUE; ST JEROME'S LANEWAY FESTIVAL; FLICKERFEST 2009; SOUNDWAVE 2009; THE BURLESQUE BALL; SINISTER CINEMA; THE SYDNEY FESTIVAL, THE WHO; MARDI GRAS 2009; and truckloads more.
Please note that some events are VERY much in advance and can be affected by closures, raids, organiser rebookings, weather, etc... Keep an eye on the site-links for up-to-the-minute details.
Prices are listed as Full/Concession.
HOLY MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL, BATMAN!! IT'S FEBRUARY!!... ALREADY!!!!!
FEBRUARY 5 - FEBRUARY 8
- 8pm - DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: LIVE ON STAGE - $119-$50
(Capitol Theatre, Campbell Street, Haymarket)
FEBRUARY 5 - FEBRUARY 15
- All Day - CHINESE NEW YEAR: YEAR OF THE OX -$Varies
FEBRUARY 5 - FEBRUARY 22
- 7pm - SYDNEY SCREENING PRE-OSCAR SCREENINGS - $17/$12/$4
FEBRUARY 5 - MARCH 7
- 11am-6pm - THE QUEENS OF THE CROSS - $Free
(Kings Cross Library, Level 1, 50-52 Darlinghurst Rd, Kings Cross)
(Bookings: 02 9246 4530)
Thursday - FEBRUARY 5
- 7pm - MOVIE PREMIER NIGHT - $16
Tonite's Releases: CHANGELING; PRIDE AND GLORY; TRANSPORTER 3
(Greater Union Cinema Complex, 525 George Street, Sydney)
- 8pm - ROCKFEAST - $10
(The Live House, Lewisham Hotel, 794 Parramatta Rd, Lewisham)
Friday - FEBRUARY 6
- 7:30pm - FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE ARCHIVE - $10 (incl Supper)
Tonite's Film: JEFFTOWNE
(Mu-Meson Archives, 1st Flr, Cnr Parramatta Rd & Trafalgar St, Annandale)
- 9pm - 34B BURLESQUE - $20/$15 (dressed in burlesque)
(34 Oxford Street, Darlinghust)
- 9pm-Late - BLINK - $10
(Agincourt Hotel, Cnr Harris St & George St, Ultimo)
- 9pm-4am - SHALLOW NATION - $10
(Tailors-On-Central, 84-86 Mary Street, Surry Hills)
- 9pm-5am - SWITCH BLADE SISTER ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB - $10
(Club 77, 77 William Street, East Sydney)
Saturday - FEBRUARY 7
- 2pm - ROCKFEAST - $10
(The Live House, Lewisham Hotel, 794 Parramatta Rd, Lewisham)
- 8pm - ABDUCTION X - $10
(The Live House, Lewisham Hotel, 794 Paramatta Road, Lewisham)
- 8pm-4am - ASCENSION - $Free
(The Sly Fox Hotel, 199 Enmore Rd, Enmore)
- 9pm - TRASH SATURDAYS - $Free/$10 after 11pm
(The Agincourt Hotel, Cnr Harris St and George St, Central)
- 10pm - MAITRESSE - $10
(The Forbes Hotel, Cnr of King & York St, Sydney)
Sunday - FEBRUARY 8
- 7pm - SUNDAY SCREENING ROOM - $Free
Tonight: HORROR HOTEL (1960) (Encore Screening)
(The Forest Lodge Hotel, 117 Arundel Street, Glebe)
Monday - FEBRUARY 9
- 7pm - THE 60TH ANNUAL BRITISH ACADEMY FILM & TELEVISION AWARDS - $Champagne
(Fortress Leichhardt - RSVP Essential)
- 7:30pm - CULT SINEMA MONDAY - $9
Tonight's Film: FUTUREWORLD (1976)
(Annandale Hotel, 17 Parramatta Rd, Annandale)
(Mail Mu Meson Archives)
Of course, this is not the entirety of the week/end's events. There are a fair few others happening I am sure and if you know of others, or perhaps those next week, email me to let me know and I'll add the event/s to the postings here, and to the next full-week Events In Sydney posting, on Monday.
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