Catch The Dirty Three at The Metro tonight before they relocate to the UK in
protest at the stinky acoustics they suffered in the Go Pavilion at Sydney's Big
Day Out. Special guests Louis Tillett and Charlie Owen, The Thirteens and
Automatic Cherry. Tickets $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 8.30 pm.
If the ankle-biters aren't tuckered out from back-to-school high jinks, send
them off to a sports-themed, beach-inspired workout at Bondi Beach between 2 and
5 pm. Main attraction is the terrorist-taming obstacle course including
challenges such as the "Fish Catch-a-Tory" and "Elastic Jungle". Nick Takes Over
Your Beach moves to Coogee on Feb 17 and North Wollongong on Feb 24. Phone 200
Ensemble 24 is the brainchild of cellist Peter Morrison who has assembled 24
of Australia's best classical musicians to begin a four-concert series at The
University of Sydney's Great Hall today. 4 pm.
Cybernetic sins and stock market terrorism abound when the super hacker
codenamed Puppet Master lets fly during the Manga Film Festival at the Chinatown
Cinema until Wednesday. A selection of classic Japanese animations (pictured)
as well as new releases screen 1 pm, 5 pm, 7 pm, 9 pm and 11 pm daily. Goulburn
Max Gillies does Tim "I Love silverchair" Fischer, Johnny "Imagine That"
Howard, Paul "You don't have to like him and you don't have to vote for him
either" Keating et al in Live at the Club Republic,
8 pm, Playhouse Theatre, Opera House.
Perform the pelvic floor exercises everyone knows you're doing when mambo
kings Sierra Maestra appear with the man billed as Britain's leading tropical
DJ, Dave "El" Hucker, at The Basement tonight. $22, 8.30 pm.
Nineteenth-century academic painting meets the Satan-obsessed "cloak and
daggerism" of Scandinavian heavy metal at an
exhibition of recent work by Stieg Persson, one of Australia's best new
contemporary artists. Art Gallery of NSW.