Sydney's Top Five Free Events: September 13 - 16
Got big plans this weekend? No? Well all that’s about to change. Come Monday as you’re crowded round the water cooler/coffee machine/pina colada bar, wait for a lull in the conversation, paste a smug grin on your face and be all like, “Yeah, I got up close to Reckless Vagina, won The Tournament, juggled with fire and met the Presets. So what did you do?” If there was competition for being awesome, you just won it.
The Presets are back after a four year hiatus with brand new album Pacifica
and this Thursday you can shuffle down to fan heaven as Julian and Kim will be doing an old school in-store signing
at local indie music store HUM on King. They’ll be singing copies of their latest record from 6-7pm and the first 30 peeps get a free T.
Hey OAF, it’s your birthday, and we’re gonna party like it’s your birthday! This Friday night it’s Oxford Art Factory’s Fifth Birthday
and they’ll be throwing you an all night par-tay that, like all good birthday celebrations, will leave you grinning, nauseous and feeling every one of your years. With a massive line up including Kill City Creeps, Friday I’m In Love DJs and Reckless Vagina + Whipped Cream Chargers to name a few, head down for games of pass the parcel full of free CDs, party favours and a complimentary drink when you walk your fine ass through the door.
Growing up we were always told not to play with fire, often in the figurative sense and then quite literally that time we decided we were Lord of the Flames and set fire to our pants. Well Circaholics Anonymous has taken playing with fire to a whole new level. This Saturday at The Forum as part of the Sydney Fringe Festival, Circaholics
will be showing you what happens when you let your inner pyro have its fun with a circus act incorporating juggling, acrobatics, martial arts and ‘a collection of unique fire equipment’. Is it just us or does ‘flame throwing metal dragon’ fall into that category?
An ingenious cross-promotional plan from enterprising young band Mumford & Sons has popped up in the Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst
. Whether coffee, whiskey or live music is your thing you will want to pay a visit to the General Store by day and Saloon Bar by night. While the sun is shining you can put your feet up, receive a free Grinders coffee and best of all, hear the new Mumford & Sons album Babel
ahead of its September 21 release. Once the sun goes down swap your coffee for a whiskey as it turns into the latest hot spot to get your indie cred on. This Saturday afternoon they will be hosting The Tournament, pick your board game and get through the knock out rounds to win yourself some super sweet prizes and be crowned Monopoly king of the world. You can read more about the General Store here
Sunday catch the final day of the Artgroupie exhibition at the District 01 Gallery in Darlinghurst
. Grovescooter’s recurring series of collective visual art by musicians, DJs, vocalists and producers has returned and this year the artists exhibiting include Reg Mombassa & Peter Doherty (Mental As Anything/Dog Trumpet), Mick Turner (Dirty Three), Steve Kilby (The Church) and 20 others. For 2012 they’ve also added a second room of rock photography by ex-NME
staffer Bleddyn Butcher.
So there you have it Sydney, let the awesomeness begin.