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SSC Newspaper : Strathfield Scene December
DECEMBER/JANUARY EvENts CAlENDAR ■ Friday 10th december that1Guy–Packsa WalloP tour! This experimentalist performer is back to The Factory Theatre this summer to promote his epic new album, Packs a Wallop! Famed for his low frequencies and heavy beats, That 1 Guy’s performance will be nothing less than spectacular. Starts 8pm. Tickets: $25. The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville. Phone: 9550 3666; www.thefactorytheatre.com.au ■ Friday 10th december muse With five albums under their belt, this electrifying rock band return to Australia after taking over the nation with their performance at the 2010 Big Day Out. Their latest album, The Resistance has topped the charts at number one and it doesn’t stop there for this awe-inspiring band. Starts 8pm. Tickets: $129/$109. Acer Arena, Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park. Phone: 132 849; www.ticketek.com.au ■ suNday 12th december WhiPPed cream aNd other deliGhts Brought to you by the entertainers who organised Sing For Breakfast, Hot Lunch and All You Can Eat burlesque shows, Whipped Cream and Other Delights is the last of the enthralling series of shows. New York’s queen of burlesque, Angie Potani performs in her last Australian shows. Starts 6:30pm. Tickets: $20 (pre-sale), $54 (main meal and show). The Vanguard, 42 King St, Newtown; Phone: 9557 7992. www.thevanguard.com.au ■ saturday 11th december the craNstoN cuP GraNd FiNal This impov comedy event of the year is where some of Australia’s most famous comedians such as Will Anderson, The Axis of Awesome, Julia Zemiro and many other comedians got their big breaks. Starts 8pm. Tickets: $38/$30. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Enmore. Phone: 9550 3666; www.enmoretheatre.com.au ■ moNday 13th december– tuesday 14th december u2 360o tour U2, one of the most influential bands in music history is returning to Australia for a spectacular 360o experience. Starts 5pm. Tickets: $349.50/$299/$174.90/$109.90/ $99/$39. ANZ Stadium, Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park. Phone: 132 849; www.ticketek. com.au christmas eVeNt ■ Friday 17th december the blackeyed susaNs christmas shoWs In a series of Christmas shows, the electric and eccentric band will cap off this year with a spectacular show celebrating 20 years together. Playing not just tracks from their illustrious history, The Blackeyed Susans will be bringing some Christmas cheer with carols. 6 .30pm. Tickets: $25 (pre-sale), $54 (main meal and show). The Vanguard, 42 King St, Newtown. Phone: 9557 7992: www.thevanguard.com.au ■ suNday 19th december the Woohoo reVue aNd WaitiNG For GuiNNess This Balkan gypsy brass band combined with sounds of the roaring 20s return to The Vanguard for a very special show. In celebration of the start of their summer of festival performances, this band will be creating absolute pandemonium on the dance floor. Starts 6:30pm. Tickets: $16 (pre- sale), $13 (concession), $45 (main meal and show). The Vanguard, 42 King St, Newtown. Phone: 9557 7992; www.thevanguard.com.au 16 Strathfield Scene “Kick off your Christmas Day celebrations with a free barbecue followed by a chance to get lucky with Christmas Day Poker at The Wentworth Hotel.” DECEmbEr 2010 what’s on christmas eVeNt ■ thursday 23rd december saNta’s Got soul The blues and roots queen, Cass Eager will team up with the Mo’Debleys to bring the groove back into the holiday season with Santa’s Got Soul. The festive and toe-tapping concert features re-worked classics of soul and blues hits from the past. 6 .30pm. Tickets: $17 (pre-sale). $46 (main meal and show). The Vanguard, 42 King St, Newtown. Phone: 9557 7992; www.thevanguard.com.au CHRISTMAS DAY ■ saturday 25th december Free christmas barbecue at the WeNtWorth hotel Kick off your Christmas Day celebrations with a free barbecue followed by a chance to get lucky with Christmas Day Poker at The Wentworth Hotel. Starts noon. 195 Parramatta Rd, Homebush West. Phone: 9746 6400. NEW YEAR’S EVE ■ Friday 31st december hollyWood babyloN Ladies it’s time to pull out those dresses that you never had an occasion for and guys clean the ■ thursday 20th-22Nd JaNuary Food chaiN (Parramatta) A striking new dance theatre work examines the comparisons between animals and humans. A production about the animalist in human nature, sex and power. With gutsy choreography, surreal imagery and a wicked sense of humour, this production will dazzle. This event is part of the Sydney Festival 2011. Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 7pm. Saturday: 2pm. Tickets: $30. Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Phone: 8839 3398; www.riversideparramatta.com.au ■ Friday 22Nd-23rd JaNuary troc Party NiGht: orkestra del sol This act has reinvented the sounds of a big brass band with a riot of high-speed riffs, tall tales, brass bravado and foot-stomping dances. Having toured the clubs, bars, lounges, festivals and streets of Europe, this band will surely entertain and wow their audience. This event is part of the Sydney Festival 2011. Starts 9pm. Tickets: $25/$30. Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Phone: 8839 3398; www.riversideparramatta.com.au ■ suNday 23rd JaNuary colm mac coN iomaire (Parramatta) The gifted composer and fiddle player returns to Sydney to perform tracks from his new album The Hare’s Corner. Charming and overall, ultra cool, this Irish performer adds his own spin on traditional Irish music. This event is part of the Sydney Festival 2011. Starts 7pm. Tickets: $40/$50. Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Phone 8839 3398. www. riversideparramatta.com.au spider-webs off those tuxes and head to the The Vanguard for a Hollywood Babylon themed party to welcome 2011 in style. A line-up featuring Mojo Juju and The Snake Oil Merchants and The Snowdroppers will keep you dancing ‘til the early hours of the morning. Starts 8pm. Tickets: $85 (includes a glass of champagne on arrival and canapes throughout the night). The Vanguard, 42 King St, Newtown. Phone: 9557 7992; www.thevanguard.com.au ■ WedNesday 5th JaNuary darkest hour This metal and punk band return to Australia in their much-anticipated tour. Since their inception in 1995, Darkest Hour has produced some of the most influential metal music in their time. In their upcoming tour, the band will be performing new tracks from their upcoming album. Starts 7pm. Tickets: TBC. The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville. Phone: 9550 3666; www.thefactorytheatre.com.au ■ thursday 6th JaNuary hot hot heat The Canadian rockers are back to promote their latest album Future Breeds. Performing at The Falls Festival, this special sideshow will feature songs from the past decade of the band’s successful musical history. Starts 8pm. Tickets: $44. The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville. Phone: 9550 3666; www.thefactorytheatre.com.au