Gigs: Experience summer, the East Coast
of NSW and some cool tunes by some of the greatest Aussie musos around at the Festival of the Sun on Fri 14 and Sat 15 December. Goyte, Mr Percival, Clare Bowditch and many more will perform over the two days at Sundowner Caravan Park, Port Macquarie. So pack your esky and strap yourself in for a great weekend of music. Tix start at $88.
Event: Want a licence to laugh? Look no further than the Kings Cross Library which
is currently playing host to the Michael Leunig exhibition. A cartoonist by trade, Leunig is somewhat of an Aussie icon with the power to make you weep, cry and laugh out loud. Doors open at 10am daily from now until 16 December and best of all, it’s free. If you’re looking for something a little more festive to help get you into the spirit of Christmas, make sure you head into the inner city as Town Hall kicks off the holiday season with nightly light projections.


Gigs: Mellow out on Saturday 15 and listen to the sweet folk sounds of Aussie legend Paul Kelly at the Fremantle Arts Centre (1 Finnerty St). Tix $55 (+ bf) visit[heatseeker]. Then get it on at Northbridge (Rise Nightclub) on Friday 14 with 4 Strings (Netherlands).
Event: If the summer heat is getting to you and you’re craving a slice of winter get yourself over to the Warehouse in Wangara and enjoy the Gay and Lesbian Winter Wonderland Dance Spectacular on Friday 14. Ph: 0415 349 380.


Event: The work of Andy Warhol, the figurehead of pop art, has rolled into town. Spanning from the 1950’s until his death in 1987, 300 works are exclusively on display at the Brisbane Gallery of Modern Art. Tix start at $10, doors open at 10am. Campbells soup anyone?
Gigs: It will be a rollicking good time when comedian Arj Barker hits up the Visy theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse on Thursday 13. Tix $31.90 (conc) – $34.90. Then Saturday 15 Phunk You featuring Jono Fernandez and Meat Katie (UK) play at the step Inn (186 Brunswick st, Fortitude Valley).


Gigs: Love all that is beautiful? Check out the Beautiful Girls (Sydney) on Thursday 13 performing with Street Radio (USA) at the Corner Hotel in Richmond. Doors open 8pm, tix $12. But, if you’ve got cash burning a hole in your pocket catch Never Ever Land at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl featuring Daft Punk (France), the Presets (Sydney) and loads of other great talent. Tix $127.50 (+ bf) visit
Event: Do your bit for the environment and head on over to the Perry Street Festival (pictured) in Smith Street, Collingwood on Sunday 16. Get in touch with the local culture, sounds and food whilst learning about environmentally sustainable initiatives. Visit


Gigs: Get your groove thing out this Saturday 15 at the Jive (181 Hindley st). Expect cosmic house and sounds from the top 40 (we all secretly love) from DJ Craig, an Adelaide local. Doors open at 8pm.


Gigs: Brown’s Mart (12 Smith St), is a relic of Darwin’s early history. This Friday 14, take in the historical culture of Darwin whilst enjoying some of the smoothest Australian indie/rock sounds. Doors open at 9pm, tix $10 (at door).


Gigs: Check out up and coming Aussie muso, Bridget Pross, on Sunday 16 at the Republic Bar and Cafe (299 Elizabeth st). Pross has supported the likes of Deborah Conway, the Choir Boys and TV Rock.


Gig: The Freshest face on the Australian Indie rock scene is Operator Please. Check out these young guys (median age 16) at the Uni Bar, Australian National University (North Rd, Acton). Tix $18.70