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A PYJAMA JAMMY JAMM

Can you believe it’s been a decade since the 90s? A whole decade since little tube tops coupled with baggy overalls, a whole decade since hiding your belly button piercing from your parents and a whole decade since we were warned against chasing waterfalls. Ahh the 90s… When the world was rife with R&B music […]

ARJ BARKER’S KEEPER OR CRAPPER 2011

Arj Barker has come a long way from working at a deli. Not only is he getting paid to tell jokes, he’s going to get paid to test drive his new material on a guinea pig audience. A pretty sweet gig for Australia’s favourite slacker comedian. We chat about a less glamourous employment history with […]

GLIMPSE

Let’s play word association. I say ice and you think cream? I say cold and you think beer? I say glass and you think art? Perhaps art is not the first word that pops into your head. OK, I’ll stop assuming what’s going on in your head and just tell you that Glimpse is a […]

STARLIGHT CINEMA

Like peanut butter and jelly, like Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem, like cold beer and humid afternoon – some things just go well together. And this summer, like most Sydney summers, film and the outdoors are a match-made in milk-and-cookies heaven. And the north side is representin’ with ME Bank Starlight Cinema. If you’re not […]

LEE CAMP

Ladies and gentlemen, the stand-up comic from New York who called Fox News, “A festival of ignorance” to their face, (drum roll) Lee Camp. We in Australia don’t know much about you. Who is Lee Camp? I'm a former Playboy playmate and competitive eating champion who moonlights as a dock master. No wait, that was […]

CURRY FOR LUNCH?

A Sri Lankan girl meets an Anglo-Australian boy. They fall in love. Then come the sceptical parents. Will they live happily ever after? And more importantly, can they have curry for lunch? A cross between Sidney Poitier’s Guess Who’s Coming for Dinner and Ashton Kutcher’s Guess Who, co-director Maddy Butler’s latest play is a sprinkle […]

SYDNEY FESTIVAL: LIVE

Hair, make-up, lights and all that jazz have become key components in musical performances. Wouldn’t it be nice to be reminded the reason these artists got to where they are. Stripped bare with just an instrument and a white backdrop, musicians like Jarvis Cocker, Róisín Murphy, Clare Bowditch, Martha Wainwright and Juliette Lewis amongst many […]

BONDI OPENAIR CINEMA

A branch of the Australian Openair Cinema (other screening venues include St Kilda and Brisbane’s South Bank), Bondi Openair Cinema is a must-do summer event. Following the short film extravaganza Flickerfest, Openair takes over Sydney’s favourite sunburnt venue for 14 days of feature film fun. Start the evening with live music from emerging artists, food […]

SYDNEY FESTIVAL: A NIGHT AT THE QUAD

Music plus film plus a glorious backdrop. It’s just a simple idea but we love it. Watch Aussie films surrounded by The University of Sydney’s oldest buildings as musicians like The Pigram Brothers, Kev Carmody, The Necks, Archie Roach and Decoder Ring perform before the films begin. Films include Mad Bastards, One Night the Moon, […]

SOAP

I never knew I was maternal until I saw Soap. Be warned readers, this production brings out the mother in you. You’ll gasp, cover your mouth and wished the performers would just wear a helmet for god’s sake! Hanging off aerial straps, tip-toeing on the ledge of a wet bathtub, a pair of very mesmerising […]