No Money Weekend
How to keep your wallet closed from Friday to Sunday.
IN LOVE WITH THE COCO
Weekly throwdown Coconut Club, a new night from party pros DSB, has fast become a Saturday night destination for the good time gang. Chilled vibes, hella cheap drinks and a relaxed dress code make it stand out amongst other snooty Subi venues. This week Coconut Club goes to Mexico with a Mehico Party, featuring free nachos on entry. We repeat, free nachos on entry. A fiver will get you a cup of tequila punch, there’s $6 Sol beers, and if you wear a poncho or sombrero you get cheap entry. Can deal.
Saturday, January 10, 830 Rokeby Road, 9.30pm – late. $10.
Some pals of ours have secured a premium riverside location and will be hosting the first ever Saturday Baseball in the Park. Head down for an afternoon of community baseball games; equipment provided but if you have your own glove bring it along. As well as the sporting, there will be a Red Bull DJ Van with speakers and special DJ guests, a BBQ with sausages (BYO anything else), blow up pools, chairs and shade. Buckets of three beers/ciders for $10 will be sold, but BYO too. If you’ve got nothing to bring to the plate, just head down for some tunes and summer party vibes.
Friday January 9, 1pm – 6pm. Nedlands Foreshore, Charles Court Reserve, Perth, click here for exact location.
SUNSET BEACH YOGA
If you’re keen to continue those relaxed summer vibes into the new year, Lululemon’s yoga on the beach could be the go. Rather than do it in a stuffy, sweaty room, lay your mat down on the shore in Sorrento and watch the sun go down (or up, depending on what body position you’re in!), as Anna Tabb from Strike a Pose Yoga takes you through some casual moves that mix up the Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinyasa traditions, as well as teaching you how to breathe and meditate. Any age / skill level welcome.
Every Wednesday in January, 6-7pm at Sorrento Beach
They’ve dumped a bunch of sand in the middle of the Perth Cultural Centre! And it’s becoming a beach. A beach of many paradoxes, for not only is it not near the ocean, it’s in the city, and it’s not a beach from this era, it’s a beach like one you might find in the ‘50s! In the evenings there’ll be music and movies (Elvis films! As well as screenings from Tropfest) on the PCC screen, while Bar Pop will turn into a (quote) “rocking beach bar”. Grab a sun lounge, lie back and bake the weekend away, cocktail in hand.
Open until February 1. Free entry.
REACHING FOR HIGHER GROUND
With 2015 in full swing it’s about time we cast our eyes on the Sydney Biennale. My best recollections of past Sydney Biennales are something that my parents went to and were for the most part boring. But this year there are some flippin’ amazing performances flying around alongside some impressive art.
The artist-in-residence this year is the Irish artist Maser who many enjoy comparing to Banksy due to the social commentary in his artwork and anonymity. However, there are arguably many differences but artistic perspective aside he has a two-story high installation piece titled Higher Ground for you to get lost in. A definite highlight of the Sydney Festival.
8-25 January, open 9am till sunset everyday except Mondays. Hyde Park North entry near Archibald Fountain, Sydney.
RALLY IN THE VALLEY
Crash course on The Blackwood Valley: in the south west of WA, an easy drive from Perth. The longest river in the South West, spanning such gems of country towns as Bailingup, Boyup Brook and Bridgetown, as well as other towns that start with letters that aren’t B. This weekend it’s Rally in the Valley, which goes beyond being a great rhyme to offer a pretty good time. You pay a $5 entry fee and then kind of go on a Scavenger Hunt down the River – the entry form will tell you a bunch of places you need to check out, all you gotta do is head there and answer a question about that place for a chance to win. It’s going all through January, so you can do it all in a day, or break it up, and head to a different stop each weekend. Likewise, you can do it solo, or with a mate, or with your lurver. Not only does it cost hardly anything, if you do it you could win $500, or $200, so you can actually make money!
All of January, details here.
Perth’s state art gallery’s recently opened up a space specifically for screening works in the gallery’s collection. Currently screening is David Rosetzky’s Nothing Like This (2007) a film that explores youthful self-doubt and anxieties group of young people on a carefree holiday.
Nothing Like This screens until 1 March 2015.
THE END OF COBAIN
The final person to shoot Kurt Cobain in a professional light was Jesse Frohman for the English paper Observer. Taken in November 1993 it was only mere months away before the grunge icon took his own life. Oft remarked as one of the turning points of grunge these photos are now on show in Sydney. And regardless of whether you’re die-hard fan or just interested in photography it’s an intriguing insight into the man behind those iconic glasses.
Open until 17 January at Blender Gallery, 16 Elizabeth Street, Paddington.
For all the no money readers that are fans of Bored Nothing we have some bittersweet news for you, the slacker-rock guitarist is calling it quits but not before he slogs out two free shows across the East coast of Australia to say farewell. So whether you’ve stone-cold broke and enjoy a good gig or you’re an actual fan you should head on out as these shows as they are free. And there will be no reunion tour!
Friday, 9 January, Landsdowne Hotel, Melbourne and Saturday 10 January, Northcote Social Club, Sydney.