Culture Vulture for October 2012
30th OF September 2012
A public holiday (for the lucky NSW and ACT residents!) is always the best way to delve into a new month. After a rested long weekend, jump straight into a varied range of activities this October. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather aboard a floating music festival in Sydney’s Harbour, celebrate daring art at Melbourne’s Fringe Festival, or take a short drive from Canberra to visit a local sheep farm and cuddle a lamb. Let’s get into it!
A day that celebrates all things scary, Halloween is a fun excuse to relive your childhood by wearing a silly costume and eating too many lollies. Check your city’s local listings to find Halloween happenings near you.
When: Oct 31st
Where: All across Australia
What: Ar(t)gyle at The Argyle
Every Thursday in October, the courtyard of The Argyle will come alive with renowned Sydney artists creating live canvas art pieces, as part of the second annual "Red Bull Curates Ar(t)gyle."
When: Thursdays in October
Where: The Rocks, Sydney
More info: www.theargylerocks.com
What: You + 1 floating festival
Talented DJ Steve Aoki, Rudimental and Flight Facilities come together for the Sydney Harbour boat party hosted by You+1. A first for the Australian dance scene, the exclusive event will only sell 700 tickets.
When: Oct 14th
Where: King St Wharf, Sydney
More info: www.facebook.com/Durex.Australia
What: No Vacancy A new intimate lounge club is hitting Sydney’s nightlife scene this October. Inspired by the boutique lounges of Los Angeles, No Vacancy is tucked away from the business of Kings Cross.
When: Opening mid October
Where: Potts Point, Sydney
More info: www.novacancyclub.com.au
What: For the love of coffee
Described as a show about how coffee factors into your life, this innovative exhibition features art and jewelry with accompanying, explanatory wall text. Rather than focus on the final creation, the pieces will highlight stories and experiences shared over a cup of coffee.
When: Oct 2nd – 13th
Where: Waterloo, NSW
More info: www.studio2017.com.au
What: Tasting on Hastings
Local chefs, winemakers, farmers and producers come together in October for a program of culinary events in NSW’s fastest growing town, Port Macquarie. From High Teas to Breakfast in Beds to Degustation, there is something for everyone.
When: Oct 6th – 27th
Where: Various venues, Port Macquarie
More info: www.portmacquarieinfo.com.au
What: Melbourne Fringe Festival
Celebrating 30 years of bold and daring art, the Melbourne Fringe Festival showcases a culmination of work from thousands of artists. The Festival centers around the hub in North Melbourne but will host over 300 events, performances, and exhibitions all across Melbourne.
When: Sept 26th – Oct 14th
Where: North Melbourne, Melbourne
More info: www.melbournefringe.com.au
What: South Pacific
This ground-breaking production features a 25-piece orchestra and all-star cast. The three-hour long musical has consistently sold out during two and a half year runs on Broadway and West End.
When: Sept 13th – Nov 18th
Where: Spring St, Melbourne
More info: www.opera-australia.org.au/whatson/events
What: Green City Dash
All participants receive free t-shirts and showbags at this youth (aged 15 – 25) scavenger hunt taking place around Boroondara. Team up with a partner and discover new things about your city.
When: Oct 20th
Where: Ashburton More info: email@example.com
What: Brisbane Open House
This free event will see 50 of Brisbane’s most intriguing buildings open its doors to the public and reveal long-kept secrets.
When: Oct 6th
Where: Venues in Brisbane
More info: www.brisbaneopenhouse.com.au
What: St. Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Gala Dinner
The annual dinner featuring live music, fine food and wine, dancing, and entertainment, raises proceeds for new equipment for the hospital. Held in a stunning marquee at the top of Victoria Park Function Venue, guests will be able to take in the Brisbane city skyline.
When: Oct 27th
Where: Victoria Park, Brisbane
More info: www.uchealth.com.au/sawmh
What: Floriade 2012
Australia's biggest celebration of all things spring is themed "Style and Design" this year. With luxury express services to Canberra by Murrays coaches and Crowne Plaza Canberra offering a special Floriade package, there is no excuse not to catch the festival during its last two weeks.
Where: Various venues, Canberra
When: Sept 15th - Oct 14th
More info: www.floriade.com
What: Experience Life On A Sheep Farm
A short 15 minutes outside of Canberra will lead to you a working Australian sheep farm with stunning country views and fresh air. Experience life on the farm for up to two hours, ending with a hearty country meal.
When: Thursdays - Sundays
Where: Gold Creek Station, Hall
More info: www.gold-creek.com.au
What: Deckchair Cinema
Enjoy a stunning Darwin sunset over the harbour paired with a refreshing beverage, before catching a film. Make it a night by bringing your own picnic or purchasing a hot meal from vendors.
When: April 18th – November 18th
Where: Darwin Waterfront, Darwin
More info: www.deckchaircinema.com.au
What: Iranian Film Festival Australia
Credited as one of the most talked about cinematic movements in the world, the Iranian Film Festival Australia is scheduled to hit Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, and Melbourne before its last stop in Adelaide.
When: Oct 25th – 28th
More info: www.iffa.net.au
What: Kelly Clarkson concert
The very first American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, takes to the stage with special guests The Fray and Sarah De Bono. The Southern belle is sure to entertain with her loud voice and big personality.
When: Oct 5th
Where: Challenge Stadium, Perth
More info: www.ticketmaster.com.au/Kelly-Clarkson-tickets/artist/847847
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