What we're about

Do you like the arts? Do you like drinking? Do you think the arts should be more about who you're with than how much you're paying? If your answer to these is a resounding yes (well, at least the first two), this is the group for you. We've focused on visual art as our main events, but there are plenty of cheap shows, movies, live music acts, festivals etc in the inner Sydney area. Let's consume it all with a hint of alcohol.

Jason's current favourite quote about art, by Susan Sontag in Against Interpretation and other essays:

"Interpretation takes the sensory experience of the work of art for granted, and proceeds from there… Ours is a culture based on excess, on overproduction; the result is a steady loss of sharpness in our sensory experience. All the conditions of modern life — its material plenitude, its sheer crowdedness — conjoin to dull our sensory faculties. And it is in the light of the condition of our senses, our capacities (rather than those of another age), that the task of the critic must be assessed. What is important now is to recover our senses. We must learn to see more, to hear more, to feel more."

Upcoming events (5+)

Kanan Gill (India) - Sydney Comedy Festival

Factory Theatre

He has his own YouTube channel, you can watch his shows on https://www.youtube.com/user/knngill Tickets $45.9 + $4.95 booking fee http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/single-event?show_id=2371 We will meet at a bar / pub before for food / drinks.

Rachael Millanta (Aus) - Sydney Comedy Festival

The Enmore Theatre

You can watch a 5 minute sketch she was in https://youtu.be/3iEt4mjcOsI Tickets $20 + $5.4 booking fee http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/single-event?show_id=2085 We will meet at a bar / pub before for food / drinks.

All Free: Genius Director's BEST FILM near Opera House. Book Quick

Art Gallery of New South Wales

King Hu was a GENIUS DIRECTOR. You are so lucky to be able to see A TOUCH OF ZEN on a big screen. I plan to come 12:30 to make sure I get entry, and I expect to meet many FILM LOVERS & FILMMAKERS here before they close the doors at 2pm. Yes you can buy alcohol at the gallery... Book your FREE TICKETS from the Art Gallery of NSW QUICK https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/calendar/neon-gods/ The Art Gallery has some bizarre ticket policies. Best thing is to book tickets online NOW, and get spares for others too. Failing that turn up early and line up... To book for FREE DINNER, RING ME NOW[masked] Many people form many meetup groups coming so PLEASE RING ME when you arrive[masked] so we can all meetup.

Takashi Wakasugi (Japan) - Sydney Comedy Festival

Factory Theatre

I have seen him twice over the years, and he had always been funny, but the stores were also interesting. Watch him on Tom Ballard show on ABC2 https://youtu.be/4cZ2S6mj5CI Tickets $22.95 + $4.95 booking fee http://www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au/single-event?show_id=2264 We will meet at a bar / pub before for food / drinks.

Past events (266)

Free jazz at Moya's Juniper Lounge Redfern

101 Regent St

Photos (961)