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SSC Newspaper : January 2011
JANUARY-febRUARY eveNts cAleNdAR ■ Saturday 22 January MovieS by the boulevard – deSpicable Me Grab a blanket and a picnic and enjoy Despicable Me at Movies by the Boulevard. This animated film tells the story of a criminal mastermind who uses three orphan girls in a grand scheme but discovers his growing affection for them. 8pm. Cost: Free. Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park. Phone: 9714 7888; www. sydneyolympicpark.com.au ■ Sunday 23 January Graveyard train with Special GueStS puta Madre brotherS Combining horror and country music, Graveyard Train have created a unique sound. Singing stories of death, despair, vampires and werewolves, Graveyard Train bring their rockabilly/punk energy to The Vanguard. Starts at 6:30pm. Tickets: $15 (pre- sale), $44 (main meal and show). The Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown. Phone: 9557 7992; www.thevanguard.com .au the diarieS of vaSlav niJinSky This dramatisation of the life of Russian ballet star Vaslav Nijinsky details his genius, his madness as well as his homosexual relationship with Ballet Russe impresario Sergei Diaghilev and marriage to his Italian wife. Starts at 6pm. Tickets: $10. Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Phone: 8839 3398; www.riversideparramatta. com.au the red ShoeS In this classic film a young ballet dancer is torn between the man she loves and her dream of becoming a prima ballerina. Victoria Page is poised for stardom, but when her mentor Boris Lermontov learns Page has fallen in love with Julian Craster, composer of ‘The Red Shoes’, he scorns her feelings. Starts at 8pm. Tickets: $10. Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Phone: 8839 3398; www.riversideparramatta.com.au ■ Monday 24 January lupe fiaSco This energetic and fast-flowing hip-hop star has collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Mike Shinoda and Pharrell Williams. With two Grammy nominations under his belt, Fiasco is returning to the Enmore Theatre to promote his new tunes. Releasing two singles, I’m Beamin’ and Shining Down, Fiasco has his fans petitioning for him to release his album Lasers. Starts 7pm. Tickets: $66. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Rd, Enmore. Phone: 9550 3666; www. enmoretheatre.com.au ■ tueSday 25 January cryStal caStleS The electrifying duo are back with their avant-garde pop-noise. Crystal Castles released their latest album last year, a darker and more subtle take on electro. Having also mixed tracks from The Klaxons, Bloc Party and White Lies, the duo are sure to entertain their audience. Starts at 7pm. Tickets: $61.60. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Road, Enmore. Phone: 9550 3666; www. enmoretheatre.com.au auStralia day ■ wedneSday 26 January Strathfield council’S auStralia day celebrationS Strathfield’s celebration of our national day starts from 8am at Strathfield Park with BBQ breakfast, giveaways, a petting zoo, entertainment and more. Free. Strathfield Park, Homebush Road, Strathfield. For full details, see page 7. the JitterbuG club featurinG MoJo JuJu & the Snake oil MerchantS For some toe-tapping fun and some swinging jazz, transport yourself into the jumps and jives of 1930s New York. The exciting Mojo Juju & The Snake Oil Merchants are accompanied by The Jitterbeetles, Frankie Valentine and more for this night of caberet and jazz. The event Strathfield Scene 15 Pick of the Month: Be transported to a sleazy speakeasy with Mojo Juju and her Snake Oil Merchants, featuring a ‘30s big band sound, jazz vocals and a burlesque sensibility. (The Jitterbug Club, The Vanguard). what’s on www.ourstrathfield.com.au will be filmed so make sure you come decked to the nines. Starts at 6:30pm. Tickets: $20 (pre- sale), $49 (main meal and show). The Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown. Phone: 9557 7992; www.thevanguard.com.au ■ friday 28 January GrinderMan Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos are Grinderman. Nick Cave’s latest group comes to Australia hot on the heels of their brilliant, critically acclaimed hit record Grinderman 2. This dirty rock show is a special side-event to their Big Day Out tour of Australia and New Zealand. Starts at 7:30pm. Tickets: $77.10. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Road, Enmore. Phone: 9550 3666; www.enmoretheatre.com.au StorieS eaSt & weSt Six storytellers from China, Vietnam and Malaysia tell their histories of their relationships with their ancestors and their cultural heritage. Developed by internationally renowned photographer William Yang, this moving and theatrical experience provides insight into family, identity, ambition, confusion and determination. Starts at 7:30pm. Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. women: Lyn, Carol, Helen and Sal, and the men in their life. The writers of this hilarious musical celebrating boobs include Merridy Eastman, Jonathan Gavin and Richard Glover, just to name a few. Its show-stopping numbers and talented cast will be sure to dazzle and amaze. Starts at 8pm. Tickets: $59/$54/$47. Riverside Theatres, Parramatta. Phone: 8839 3398; www. riversideparramatta.com.au ■ friday 4 february Jez Mead This singer/songwriter hypnotises audiences with his melodic folk blues and his tales of journeys. Mead sings swing, he strums and fingerpicks, and his lyrics are sweet, but yet raw. With four independent albums under his belt, and with so much heartfelt emotion in his music, he’s not one to be missed. Starts at 6:30pm. Tickets: $10 (pre-sale), $39 (main meal and show), $14 (door). The Vanguard, 42 King Street, Newtown. Phone: 9557 7992, www. thevanguard.com.au ■ Saturday 5 february arMaGeddon feStival 2011 Australia’s black metal and extreme metal are joining forces in a festival to unite some of Australia’s best metal bands. Performances from Naxul, Astriaal, Drowning the Light, Destruktor, Wardaemonic and Erebus Enthrones and other big names will be rocking the Factory Theatre. Starts at 7pm. Tickets: $35. The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville. Phone: 9550 3666; www. thefactorytheatre.com .au Phone: 8839 3398; www. riversideparramatta.com.au ■ Saturday 29 January lowkey On his first tour of Sydney, Lowkey, the London-based poet playwright, political activist and award-winning rapper, is set to give an electrifying performance. Starting his career at the age of 17, Lowkey won Best Newcomer at the Lyric Pad Hip-Hop Awards. He has toured with hip-hop legends Immortal Technique, Dead Prez and Canibus. Starts at 7pm. The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville. Phone: 9550 3666; www. thefactorytheatre.com .au ■ wedneSday 2 february Sia The Adelaide-born pop sensation returns to the Enmore Theatre to promote her highly acclaimed fifth studio album, We Are Born. The quirky and kooky songstress picked up three ARIA awards in 2010 for her song Clap Your Hands. She scooped up Best Pop Release, Best Video and Best Independent Release. Her vibrant energy is sure to get audiences enthused. Starts at 8pm. Enmore Theatre, 118-132 Enmore Road, Enmore. Phone: 9550 3666; www.enmoretheatre. com.au ■ thurSday 3 february breaSt wiSheS A new Australian musical about life, love, family and breasts. The play follows the lives of four
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