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5 Things To Do In Sydney This Week 30th May- 5th June

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  1. Interactive Screening: The Room
Source: Nuray
Source: Nuray

When: Friday June 3rd, 9:00pm

Where: Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace – Cremorne, 380 Military Road

Cost: $15

The cult phenomenon The Room returns to The Orpheum and, as always, will be an audience interactive screening filled costumes, laughs, heckling and re-enactment. The Room is an independent romantic drama film starring Tommy Wiseau, who also wrote, directed, and produced the feature. The film quickly developed a following as fans found humour in the film’s bizarre storytelling, horrendous acting and various technical and narrative flaws. Sound like your cuppa tea? Bring your friends, have a drink (you’ll probably need a few to get through this film) and enjoy what has been referred to as ‘The worst movie ever made’.

  1. Head On Portrait Prize: 40 Finalists Exhibition
Source: Head On
Source: Head On

When: Mon-Sunday, ending Wednesday June 5th, 10am-5pm

Where: Museum of Sydney- Corner of Phillip St and Bridge St

Cost: Free

Head On Portrait Prize is Australia’s most critically acclaimed photographic portrait competition and exhibition reflecting a vibrant diverse cross-section of new and traditional photographic practices. Prizes are awarded to three photographers for the best Australian contemporary photographic portrait. Head on over to the Museum of Sydney to take a peek at the top 40 anonymous finalists whose images encapsulate the personality of the sitter and evoke strong emotional response from the viewer.

  1. Dragon Friends: Comedy Improv
Source: Dragon Friends
Source: Dragon Friends

When: Wednesday June 1st, 7:30 – 9:30pm

Where: Giant Dwarf Theatre – 199 Cleveland St, Redfern

Cost: $15

Are you a basement dwelling nerd and or improve comedy enthusiast? If you answered yes to either of these then what could be more enthralling to you than a rag-tag group of comedians playing Dungeons & Dragons for the very first time, live on stage? Strap on your jerkin, grab your longsword and join Ben Jenkins (The Checkout), Alex Lee (Buzzfeed), Michael Hing (Good Game) and Simon Greiner (Cranston Cup Champion) as they roll the fate sealing 20 sided die in this epic adventure quest of noobism.  While this is happening kick back and listen to the sweet, sweet tunes provided by Benny Davis (Axis of Awesome).

  1. Biennale of Sydney
Source: Business Insider
Source: Business Insider

When: Every day until Sunday June 5th, From 10am

Where: Cockatoo Island- Sydney Harbour

Cost: Free (just buy a ferry ticket)

Every two years, the Harbour Trust welcomes Australia’s largest contemporary visual arts event, showcasing innovative and thought-provoking works from around the world. Cockatoo Island will feature artists who are interested in science fiction, the way we perceive reality through new technology and the importance of the physical body in contemporary life. The large spaces in and around the former convict settlement facilitate a unique exploration of the virtual and the physical, through breathtaking installations, multimedia works and live performances. This year, Korean artist Lee Bul has created a giant utopian cityscape inside a turbine hall.

  1. The Laugh Stand Comedy Gala
Source: TimeOut
Source: TimeOut

When: Tuesday May 31st, 8:00pm

Where: Harold Park Hotel- 70A Ross Street, Forest Lodge

Cost: $20

Prepare yourself for a night of side-splitting lol-gasim with emcee Seamus McAlary and headliner Peter Berner. Peter is a legend of Australian comedy, television and radio, best known for his work on The Einstein Factor, Tripple M and Good News Week. But the laughs don’t stop there with featured support sets by Benny Davis, Greta Lee Jackson, Dane Hiser, Suren Jayemanne and Alex Wasiel. Plus, the greatest part of all, $5 schooners of One Fifty Lashes!