Grapeshot Calendar: Wear it Purple, Volumes Festival & Burlesque Life Drawing

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Oxford Creative Academy Presents Montaigne in Conversation

If you’re a young muso keen to crack in to the big-bad industry, get some priceless insights and inspiration to help you on your journey to Flume-level stardom at this panel of music industry professionals. Singer-songwriter Montaigne will be in attendance, along with the managers of Aussie acts Boy & Bear, Tkay Maidza & San Cisco.

TONIGHT | 8 Hercules Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010 | Deets here (free)

An Evening with Steve Wozniak

We all now Steve Jobs, the legendary founder of Apple, but have you heard of the other Steve behind the biggest technology franchise in the world? Steve Wozniak was the engineer who met Steve Jobs when he was still in high school, and they started Apple together. Get your geek on and see one of the greatest tech-minds of our time spread his wisdom.

Sun Aug 28 6:30pm | Australian Technology Park | More info

Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Coming up in early September is the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, and sessions are already selling out. See Alicia Garza speak with Stan Grant about the Black Lives Matter movement, watch the Guardian Workshop attempt to solve the asylum seeker crisis and listen to Neil Strauss speak on cheaters, sex addicts & pick-up artists.

3-4 Sept | Sydney Opera House | More info

Celebrate Wear it Purple Day with a screening of Gayby Baby

Wear it Purple Day is a day of visibility and celebration to support LGBTI+ young people. The Macquarie University Queer Collective is hosting a screening of the ‘Gayby Baby’, along with stalls, activities, and a panel discussion sharing experiences and talking about safe spaces for queer people. You’ve got just enough time to hit up Vinnies for something purple!

Fri 26 Aug 5-9pm | X5B TI, Macquarie Uni | Facebook Event here (free)

Volumes Festival

This festival of innovative and emerging artists in light and sound bids you to ‘take a trip through a portal of sound and vision’. Celebrate what’s new in techno and electronic music, unleashed in the heart of Oxford Street in vivid resistance to Sydney’s soul-sucking lockout laws. Check out the lineup for a selection of over 40 local artists.

26-27 Aug | Various Venues in Oxford St | More info

Dr Sketchy’s Anti Art School

You might have read in the latest issue of Grapeshot about how we sent our Regulars Editor along to model for a life-drawing class. If that article inspired you to get involved in some naked art-making, check out an art class with a streak of burlesque flair at Dr Sketchy’s Burlesque Life Drawing Class! Dinner, drinks, and impromptu Burlesque dancing included.

30 Aug | Arthouse Hotel, Attic Bar Level 2 | More info