Event: In lead up to Daft Punk’s sold out Riverstage show, head to Dendy Cinema (346 George St) on Tuesday 18 from 7pm for ‘Daft Punk is Screening At Our House’ – a night of their awesome video clips, like “Around the World” and “Da Funk”, as well as their mindblowing full length films, Electroma and Interstella 5555. Tix $12.50. Gigs: If you like a bit of Folk or Blues then look no further than Carus and the True Believers at The Zoo (711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley) on Thursday 20 December. Tix $18.50 at http://www.oztix.com.au. Klaxons-endorsed Canadian electro-duo Crystal Castles play Empire (339 Brunswick St) on Friday 21 supported by Catcall and Sleater Brockman. Tix $20 at door.
Gigs: If you want a relaxing Saturday night, check out Glasgow-born, Irish Folk and rebel singer Gary Og at Hotel Bondi (178 Campbell Pde) on Saturday 22 December. Tix $25 at door. Or, if you couldn’t make it to Daft Punk’s juggernaut concert, hit the after party at the Metro Theatre (624 George St) on Saturday 22 and see French export, SebastiAn and Kavinsky, Bang Gang Deejays and KIM bring down the ‘house’. Tix $30 at door. Event: They may not be new, but they are always good for a gander. We’re talking about the markets. Sydney is brimming with them every weekend. Check out Paddington Markets (359 Oxford St, Paddington) every Saturday 10am-4pm for the latest in cheap crafts, clothes, books and knick-knacks. Then head over to the Glebe Markets (Glebe Point Rd) to find more alternate wares. For those on a budget, Paddy’s Market (corner of Hay & Thomas Sts, Sydney) is open Thursdays and Fridays 9am to 4.30pm and is the perfect place to stock up on some last-minute stocking fillers.
Gigs: The Camberwell Town Hall and Civic Centre (340 Camberwell Rd) is putting on a night of punk rock to remember on Saturday 22 December featuring Aussie acts Kisschasy (who’ve toured with Good Charlotte and Panic! At The Disco), The Hot Lies and Horsell Common. Tix $51+bf through http://www.ticketek.com.au. If you’re looking for a laid- back Christmas, don’t miss pals of Gomez, internationally acclaimed Augie March on Friday 21 December at Hifi Bar (125-133 Swanston St). Tix $33+bf from the venue. Event: Sick of all the Christmas cheer? Get yourself over to the Corner Hotel (57 Swan St, Richmond) on Thursday 20 December and put that cheer back into you. Laugh till you pop at the hilarious antics of the troublesome trio Tripod. Tix are $32 (+bf). Doors open at 7.30pm.
Gigs: Fremantle Oval (Fairbairn St) is playing host to one of the best gigs of the year. Aussie rock legends The Divinyls (pictured) will be performing their hits “I Touch Myself” and “Pleasure and Pain”, alongside Chris Isaak (USA) and Perth locals Little Birdy this Saturday 22 December. Tix $72.70 (+bf) at http://www.ticketmaster.com.au. Event: Okay, so there is heaps going on being this close to Christmas, but if you want to escape the festive cheer for a night, head to the Moonlight Cinema. Watch the latest releases, classic and contemporary films under the stars in the beautiful Synergy Parkland (Kings Park). Usually a 6pm start, the film will not officially begin until sundown. So get your blanket and get cosy. Visit http://www.moonlight.com.au.
Gig: UK telly programme GMTV broadcasts from Glenelg, Adelaide, on Friday 21 December, from 4pm. Brits twho turn up may get the chance to send an Xmas message home. Plus a BBQ. Register at http://www.immigration.sa.gov.au/messages.
Gig: The season is firmly upon us so start celebrating now. Transit Bar (7 Akuna St) is playing host to the house-thumping beats ‘Inthemix Christmas Party’ on Friday 21 December. Get in the spirit and get festive in the national capital.
Gigs: Don’t miss this shocking event. Shockone will be playing at the Loft (152 Liverpool St) at 10pm on Friday 21 December. Listen to the smoothest hip-hop and house beats in town and make your weekend impossible to remember.
Gig: This Thursday 20 December, there’ll be plenty of shenanigans at Shenanigan’s (69 Mitchell St, Darwin) when local radio celebrity Johnno spins his tunes and table dancing competitions take place. It ain’t called the ‘Top End’ for nothing…