Event: Destination Festival on Saturday 24 from 2pm at CarriageWorks (245 Wilson St, Eveleigh) hosts an array of short films featured from the Wholphin DVD series, including the 33min High Falls starring Maggie Gyllenhaal (pictured) and Peter Sarsgaard. A panel of experts will follow this up with a discussion on short film making. Tix $15 through moshtix.

Gigs: The Whiskey Go-Go’s (think Kings Of Leon) play a free gig on Thursday 22 at Coogee Bay Hotel (Coogee Bay Rd). Luke Vibert (UK) and Sero dB play the Oxford Art Factory (42 Oxford St) on Friday 23, tix $35+bf through moshtix. One for the electro-scenesters, Serge Santiago (UK) and Steve Aoki (USA) with support by Dangerous Dan play Home (Cockle Bay Wharf) on Saturday 24, tix $35 at door.

Event: The Hola Mexico Film Festival drops in to the Palace Westgarth for another year from Thursday 22-Wednesday 28. From rom/com Calling An Angel, dark crime doco 1973 to a tribute to director Guillermo Del Toro (Ameros Perros and Pan’s Labyrinth – pictured) tix vary in price. Visit

Gigs: Producer of the moment, Switch and Boyz Noise, The Glimmers, Ajax and more will rock Killer at the Village Cinema Complex (206 Bourke St) on Saturday 24, tix $49+bf. Otherwise, if you like things a little more indie-pop see Liam Finn (son of Neil “Crowded House” Finn) on Saturday 24 at Karova Lounge (15 Field St). He’ll be supported by the delightful theredsunband and EJ Barnes. 

Event: If you’ve been loving So You Think You Can Dance as much as I have or if you saw Royal Crown Revue (check out our interview) at the Tivoli (52 Costin St) on Thursday 22 then you’ll be in the swing dance mood. Hot shoe it to the the South Bank Parklands from 6.30 Saturday 24 for swing free lessons and then join in on the social dancing from 10.30pm. Fill in the form to possibly win $1000 worth of travel through Flight Centre.

Gigs: It’ll be a mega-rave when Summer Vibes comes to the RNA Showgrounds (Gregory Tce) on Saturday 24 with Scooter (Germany), John 00 Flemming (UK), Organ Donors (UK), Nick Sentience (UK) and loads of local Aussie DJs playing your favourite (we’re assuming) hard house and trance. Tix $69 (1st release – $120 at door) Then Sunday 25 Round & Round features Midnight Juggernauts (fresh from supporting Justice), The Glimmers, I Heart Hiroshima, Riot in Belgium, Kid Kenobi and plenty more great Brizzie acts at the Riverstage (City Botanic Gardens) tix $69+bf. 

Gigs: Hey, who wants to pay $340 to see Elton John? I’ve really struggled to get friends to come, I dunno why? Okay, let’s just catch Katalyst at the Governor Hindmarsh (59 Port Rd) on Thursday 22 with array of guests like J-Live, Stephanie McKay, Adalita and N’fa, should be a great night of soul and hip-hop.

Event: The Adelaide International Guitar Festival celebrates the axe in all it’s glory, from Blues and roots, Spanish, Brazilian and African. Over 10 nights from Friday 23-Sunday 2 December at various venues around the city. Visit

Gigs: Get introduced to Kate Miller-Heidke’s skewed pop at the Prince of Wales (41 Stephen St) on Friday 23, tix $12, Or catch Architecture in Helsinki at the Capitol (385 Murray St) on Wednesday 28, tix $25.

Gigs: Fancy a night on the tiles? On Saturday 24 get dancin at the Rox Music Lounge (Cnr Mitchell & Herbert St), expect house and, er, harder house. Head over to Lost Arc (89 Mitchell St) on Tuesday 27 for Hoops with DJ UK, it’s free.

Gig: Winner of the TNT Golden Backpack Award for the best pub in Tasmania the Republic Bar & Cafe (299 Elizabeth St) gets some great acts through the door. Friday 23 is no exception with The Panics bringing their blissed-out indie pop. 

Gig: Hey Canberra-ites, for a bit of indie rock check out SubAudible Hum and the Night Terrors at the Phoenix (21 East Row) on Saturday 24. Or head to Bar 32 (32 Northbourne Av) with Milkbar Nick and DJ Hubert for a night of electro and house.