Event: From Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide – the Moonlight Cinema (pictured) has become an institution over the Australian summer. Thursday 29 November see Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten or learn that greed is good with Gordon Gecko in Wall Street on Sunday 2. Tix $12. Visit http://www.moonlight.com.au. Gigs: American ska/punk act Bouncing Souls play the Zoo (711 Ann St) on Friday 30 supported by The Black Market and Gift Horse, tix $35+bf. Architecture In Helsinki relocated to London for a while but are back now and playing the Tivoli (52 Costin St) supported by Bridezilla and Declan Kelly on Sunday 2 December, tix $35+bf through Ticketek.
Event: The Big West Festival aims to enlighten visitors to West Melbourne with art and culture that goes beyond suburban stereotypes and reflects the areas around Maribyrnong. Explore the Big West Festival from Sunday 2 December. For more information visit http://www.bigwest.com.au. Gigs: DJ Steve Aoki plays Famous at Queensbridge Hotel (1 Queensbridge St) on Saturday 1 December. Tix $25. Royal Crown Revue (pictured) swing into the Corner Hotel (57 Swan St) on Friday 30 to bring your their brand of hard-boiled, big band jazz. Tix are $44+bf.
Event: The International Bicycle Film Festival rides into Sydney on Thursday 29 at Deus Ex Machina (Parramatta Rd, Camperdown). From 6pm there’ll be a party with DJs, live bands, bike comps and film fest previews before it moves to the Dendy Opera Quays on Friday 30 (sessions start at 7pm) and Saturday 1 (sessions start from 1pm), including the film Skiboyz (pictured). Celebrate the healthiest form of transport in all its celluloid glory. Ride to the Dendy and have your bike valeted. Visit http://www.bicyclefilmfestival.com for more info. Gigs: Ministry Of Sound throw an all-night warehouse rave at the Hordern Pavilion (1 Drive Ave) on Saturday 1 December, featuring Armand van Helden (USA), Fedde Le Grand (Holland), Booka Shade (Germany), Trentemoller (Denmark) and DJ Medhi (France), tix $95+bf. Definitely one of the finest hip-hop nights to hit Sydney in a while, master scratcher Z-Trip, Canadians Swollen Members, Brit DJ Format and old school’s Jungle Brothers and Chasm play the Metro Theatre (624 George St) on Saturday 1 December. Tix are $67+bf.
Gigs: It should be a massive night when the Ministry of Sound Annual hits the Supreme Court Gardens (Barrack St) on Sunday 2 December. There’s Sneaky Sound System (pictured), Midnight Juggernauts, Fedde Le Grand (Holland), Booka Shade (Germany), Trentemoller (Denmark) and Infusion. Tix $99. Event: Alphabet City blends DJs with nouveau circus and old school burlesque at Northbridge’s Artrage Complex (233 James Street). It’s a feast for all your senses as disused warehouses have been transformed into workable art spaces. Tix are either free or cheap. On Thursday 29 November, Choc Martini parties and on Saturday 1 December it’s the XYZ closing party. Tix $20. Get along.
Gigs: Luke Vibert (UK) and Zero Db bring their twisted moments of electronica to the Crown & Sceptre Hotel (308 King William St) on Thursday 29, tix from venue. Meat Katie plays Mojo West (258a Hindley St) on Saturday 1.
Gigs: Happy Yess (5 Bennett St) is Darwin’s happiest live music joint. Saturday 1 December catch local act Blastcorp, The Bionic Hearts and Genevieve Graves from 9pm. Tix $5 or $20 with a CD for a night of indie folk.
Gigs: The Element tour hits the University of Tasmania (2 Churchill Av) on Thursday 29, with Z-Trip, Swollen Members, DJ Format and Jungel Brothers. Tix $56. Meat Katie play Halo (37A Elizabeth St) on Wednesday 5.
Gig: Foreshore in Commonwealth Park (Parkes Way) features Sneaky Sound System, Fedde Le Grand, Switch, Muscles, Midnight Juggernauts and more. It’s a mini-fest of electro all on Saturday 1 December, tix $69+bf.