Just a quick update before the final Mardi Gras weekend hits us.
It's been a week off - which I like to do every now and again, because I can (which is also why I put these things out in advance... so I can have time off when life, or too many events to see, takes me on a ride). Still, back now - and straining at the bit.
It's the end of the 3 week (it used to be 4-and-a-half weeks but who's supposed to notice?) Mardi Gras Festival, culminating with the yearly parade up Oxford Street this coming Saturday evening at 8pm. The expectation is for about 600,000 people to be there and I seriously recommend that you come along and watch the parade in person, because the only other way is to fork out $25 to Foxtel to be priviledged enought to watch a somewhat sanatised version on Foxtel Main Event. Get to the viewing areas early, as they fill up from about 4pm onwards.
Of course afterwards there are parties to go to - some official and others cashing in on the people left in the city. Me? I'll be heading off to the one and only Goth/Dark/80's/Alternative club on that night, which is also free and out of the central city - ASCENSION (details below) :)
For those going over to WOMADELAIDE this weekend... have a great time (I hear Sa-DingDing is great!) and of course those lucky enough to be seeing the Godfather of Electro (GARY NUMAN) tonight, at The Enmore Theatre, you have my undying envy ;)
See? Just a very short intro this weekend. So, let's just get on with the process of putting this list out :)
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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 dress up THE KINGS CROSS LIBRARY; FIRST-RUN movies premiere at GREATER UNION; ROCKFEAST rocks out at THE LEWISHAM HOTEL; GARY NUMAN electrifies friends at THE ENMORE THEATRE; WOMADELAIDE festivals ADLELAIDE BOTANIC PARK; FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE ARCHIVE late nights at MU-MESON ARCHIVES; 34b BURLESQUE bumps & grinds through 34B; BLINK eyes off THE AGINCOURT HOTEL; SWITCHBLADE SISTER ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB moths out CLUB 77; THE 2009 MARDI GRAS PARADE marches up OXFORD STREET; ASCENSION rises into THE SLY FOX HOTEL; TRASH SATURDAYS throws out into THE AGINCOURT HOTEL; ASF FREE 4 ALL tries a free night at THE FORBES HOTEL; ABDUCTION X metalstorms THE LEWISHAM HOTEL; THE 2009 MARDI GRAS PARTY unites THE ENTERTAINMENT QUARTER; SUNDAY WRECKOVERY staggers into THE EXCELSIOR HOTEL; and next Monday's CULT SINEMA goes all post-apocalyptic with GASSS! (1971) at THE ANNANDALE HOTEL.
ADVANCE NOTICE DEPARTMENT
Watch for more HELLFIRE; ROCKFEAST; BLACK PLANET; ASCENSION; CULT SINEMA; WRESTLEMANIA XXV; SHALLOW NATION; POPCORN TAXI; THE RUBY REVUE; ST JEROME'S LANEWAY FESTIVAL; THE BURLESQUE BALL; SINISTER CINEMA; THE WHO; MADNESS; V-FESTIVAL 2009; BLINK 10YR ANNIVERSARY; SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL; 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 MARCH!!... ALREADY!!!!!
MARCH 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 - MARCH 5
- 7pm - MOVIE PREMIER NIGHT - $16
Tonite's Releases: WATCHMEN; BEAUTIFUL; DEAN SPANLEY; NEW IN TOWN; THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES
(Greater Union Cinema Complex, 525 George Street, Sydney)
- 7:30pm - GARY NUMAN - $80
(Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Road, Newtown)
- 8pm - TATTOO & BODY PIERCING EXPO LAUNCH - MZ ANN THROPIK - $20/$10(withExpoTicket)
(The Gaelic Theatre, 64 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills)
- 8pm - ROCKFEAST - $10
(The Live House, Lewisham Hotel, 794 Parramatta Rd, Lewisham)
MARCH 6 - MARCH 8
- 10am - WOMADELAIDE 2009 - $235/$210/$100/$80
Artists Include: AARON CHOULAI & THE TATANA VILLAGE CHOIR; AKOUSTIC ODYSSEY; ANDI & GEORGE BAND; ARTE KANELA; THE AUDREYS;AUSTRALIAN DANCE THEATRE; BEDOUIN JERRY CAN BAND; THE BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE; THE CAT EMPIRE; DAN SULTAN; DENGUE FEVER; DIMI MINT ABBA; DINO MORAN; DONA ROSA & ENSEMBLE; EGO LEMOS; GEOFFREY GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU; JUSTIN ADAMS & JULDEH CAMARA TRIO; KAKI KING; KING TIDE; LO COR DE LA PLANA; MARK ATKINS; MIHIRANGI; MIKIDACHE; NATACHA ATLAS; NEIL FINN; PAPRIKA BALKANICUS; RACHEL UNTHANK & THE WINTERSET; REDHEAD; ROKIA TRAORE; RUSS JONES, THE HACKNEY GLOBE TROTTER; SA DINGDING; SAMBA PARADE & WORKSHOPS; SECKOU KEITA SKQ; SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80; SKA CUBANO; SPEED CARAVAN; TONY ALLEN; U SHRIVINAS & U RAJESH
(Botanic Park, North Terrace, Adelaide)
- Midday-10pm - THE SYDNEY TATTOO & BODY ART EXPO - $20(1day)/$30(2Day)/$40(3Day)
(Exhibition Hall 4, Sydney Showground, Homebush Bay)
Friday - MARCH 6
- 7:30pm - FRIDAY NIGHT AT THE ARCHIVE - $10 (incl Supper)
Tonite's Film: THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
(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-5am - SWITCH BLADE SISTER ANTI-SOCIAL CLUB - $10
(Club 77, 77 William Street, East Sydney)
Saturday - MARCH 7
- 2pm - ROCKFEAST - $10
(The Live House, Lewisham Hotel, 794 Parramatta Rd, Lewisham)
- 7:45pm - THE 2009 MARDI GRAS PARADE - $Free
(Liverpool St, Oxford St, Flinders St, Moore Park)
- 8pm-3am - TRASH & TREASURE MARDI GRAS NIGHT SPECTACULAR - $20
(Hermann's Bar, Cnr Butlin Ave & City Rd, Sydney University)
- 8pm - ABDUCTION X - $10
(The Live House, Lewisham Hotel, 794 Paramatta Road, Lewisham)
- 9pm-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 - ASL: FREE 4 ALL - $Free
(The Forbes Hotel, Cnr of King & York St, Sydney)
- 10pm - THE 2009 MARDI GRAS PARTY - $140
(Hordern Pavilion, RHI, City Live & The Dome, Entertainment Quarter, Fox Studios, Moore Park)
Sunday - MARCH 8
- 3pm-9pm - SUNDAY WRECKOVERY - $10
(Excelsior Hotel, 64 Forveaux Street, Surry Hills)
- 7pm - SUNDAY MYSTERY THEATRE - $Free
Tonite's Film: THINGS TO COME (1936)
(The Forest Lodge Hotel, 117 Arundel Street, Glebe)
Monday - MARCH 9
- 7:30pm - CULT SINEMA MONDAY - $9
Tonight's Film: GASSS! (1971)
(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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