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5 Things to Do in Sydney This Week 22nd – 28th August

  1. Volumes Festival

When: Fri 26th and Sat 27th August

Where: Various locations along Oxford Street

Cost: Fri: $40, Sat: $60, Two Day Pass $90

Source: Oxford Art Factory

Volumes Festival proudly returns in 2016 to the heart of Sydney. It’s the festival’s second year running, and this time it has been expanded across two jam packed days.

So what is Volumes Festival you ask? Well only a mammoth multi-stage, multi-venue, live music, electronic art and digital media experience. This event aims to bring life back into Oxford street and will be taking place at several iconic Sydney venues including Oxford Art Factory, The Cliff Dive, The Burdekin Hotel and Brighton Up Bar. Volumes will showcase more than 80 emerging artists, labels and collectives from the front line of Australia’s creative community. Across six carefully curated stages and a variety of immersive spaces festival goers will be able to enjoy a cohesive experience of sound and vision. Check out the website for full artist line up, tix and times.

  1. Fawlty Towers Live

When: Daily till September 18th, varying times

Where: Roslyn Packer Theatre- 22 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay

Cost: $77- $137

Source: That's Melbourne
Source: That’s Melbourne

The one and only silly man himself, John Cleese is bringing his beloved 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers to the stage 41 years after its original premier. Manic, snobbish, condescending, sycophantic and rude, Basil Fawlty is without doubt one of the funniest and most iconic British comedy characters ever written, and Fawlty Towers is often described as the perfect sitcom that never had enough episodes. Although Cleese is not reclaiming his role for the live performances, this original adaptation features an all-new Australian cast that brings all your favourite characters to life onstage. Fawlty Towers Live is guaranteed to be an unmissable performance both hilarious and absurd.

  1. Trivia Tuesdays @Rock Lily

When: Tues 23rd August, 7:30pm

Where: Rock Lily- The Star Casino, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont

Cost: Free

Source: Time Out
Source: Time Out

The Rock Lily on Level 1 of The Star is your destination for trivia every Tuesday. If free entry wasn’t enough,  their pizzas go for  only $10 and beer jugs a low low $15 (Um you had me at pizza but beer just seals the deal). While first prize at most pub trivia nights is a measly $50 to $100 in bar credit, at Rock Lily first prize is a cold hard $500 cash every single Tuesday. That’s right – win the comp and half a grand is yours for the taking, no strings attached. Teams can be as small as two or as large as ten. Be warned however – a larger team might increases your odds of winning, but a smaller one gets you a larger cut of that cash money.

  1. Sosueme Turns 9

When: Wed 24th August, 7pm

Where: The Beach Road Hotel- 71 Beach Rd, Bondi

Cost: Free

source: The Interns
source: The Interns

Normally 9th birthdays make you think of pink frosted cake, duck duck goose, a jumping castle and an all Justin Beiber track list. This won’t be the case however for Sosueme, Sydney’s longstanding mid-week rager. Celebrating nine years of live music, Sosueme has served as a launching point for some of Australia’s biggest artists like Hermitude, Alison Wonderland, Flume, Hayden James and more. Headlining Wednesday night’s party will be Yacht Club DJs, Gold Coast producer Paces, and Triple J’s Tom Tilley and Alex Dyson. This is the 9th birthday party you don’t want to miss.

  1. The Archibald Prize

When: Daily till October 9th

Where: Art Ga