To help keep this place going during recent times, it’s been the preferred choice for many walks from Ultimo to Newtown where much of extra curricular life tends to be. Bit of a younger crowd with it being at the epicentre of UNE, UTS and Sydney University, but though their comedy nights can be hit and miss sometimes, it’s always a great Thursday night. The choices are always ones of habit, Mary’s burger and the chicken wing snackpack as visits here will typically revolve around the bar because it’s that kind of familiarity and routine that works in this place. Comfortable. Reliable.
Almost 200 venues have reportedly shut down since the lockout laws were introduced four years ago, driving out the creative communities that once fuelled Sydney’s nightlife, music and cultural scene.
Granted a new 5am lockout-free licence, Sydney’s longest-serving live music venue The Lansdowne has teamed up with The Baron Samedi to present a weekly late-nightmusic event designed to bring people together as they take back the night!
The iconic Sydney venue The Lansdowne Hotel, has launched a new late-night music series specially curated to awaken the night and recreate a time when Sydney nightlife was vibrant. The Baron Samedi – an expert in resurrection – has partnered with them in celebration.
Continue reading Dance til Dawn: Resurrecting Sydney’s nightlife!
Changwon K-pop world festival is an annual K-pop cover dance and vocal cover contest held across the world by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Korea. The network of international Korean Cultural Centres and offices of The Consulate general of republic of Korea coordinate the events globally with the winner from each country eligible to enter the preliminary round for Changwon K-pop world Festival Final stage which will be held in City of Changwon, South Korea on 11th October.
Continue reading FREE ADMISSION into K-Pop World Festival, ICCSYD this Saturday!
For long time fans of Mary’s burgers in Newtown and Sydney’s CBD, the new grown up rendition of fine dining meshed with remnants of the old Basement vibes calls for a new refinement to our palettes. Down the staircase there’s familiarity yet mystery as we place our trust in the stirling reputations of Mary’s and wondering what has become of Sydney’s oldest live music venue which was supposedly almost going to be used as commercial office space had it not been for the saving grace of Kenny Graham and Jake Smyth.
Jake’s smile and personable greeting sets the tone for this visit while Kenny oversees the backroom clam bar. Turning over your menu, the resident live acts for the month are shown and its the feelgood sounds of The Pocket Trio that provide the mood music. A salute to the emerging artists of yesteryear, the Mary’s Underground re-invention pays homage to that tradition as their stage continues to be a platform for local artists.
Continue reading Mary’s Underground: An evolution from burgers to fine dining – Revisiting ‘The Basement’
The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras festival kicked off last Friday.
2019’s theme is FEARLESS, a poignant acknowledgment of the way LGBTQIA people across the globe courageously express who they are. Fearless honours the past and those LGBTQIA advocates, activists and individuals who have stood up for who they are and who they want to be. Fearless is also a call to action for the future, it calls on the LGBTQIA community to be strong, live brave, be proud and unite at Mardi Gras 2019 to celebrate fearlessly.
Mardi Gras Arts CEO, Terese Casu said “This year we bring together over 400 artists, creatives and thought leaders from across the world to join in a truly global discussion of diversity, social justice, human rights and equality. Being fearless is more than making a lot of noise, it’s also about acknowledging a person’s own vulnerability, and being able to express who they are, even if it’s not bold. We invite everyone to join Mardi Gras this season to celebrate diversity and creativity, and to champion the fearless voices within our community,” said Casu.
Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Mardi Gras
All things come in threes and Carriageworks will be presenting 3 events each in dance, theatre and Australian premieres in addition to a visual arts exhibit! Here are 12 reasons to explore the best of Sydney Festival at Carriageworks this season:
Continue reading 12 reasons to visit Carriageworks this Sydney Festival season