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As long as events are inspiring and tinged with an underground edge, we’ll have them covered: happening parties, spine tinglingly good gigs, the best underground art shows. Whether it’s a warehouse rave in England or a dance performance in Australia, we’ll let you know. Or we’ll see you there.

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Are you an artist? Submit your work and you could win an original Warhol

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Wednesday 17 December 2014

In partnership with Absolut, artists from various backgrounds came together recently to commemorate Andy Warhol at an avant-garde art party called Connecting with Warhol. Michael Hermann of the Andy Warhol Foundation said: ‘The idea of collaborating with Absolut really came from being inspired by what Andy Warhol did during his lifetime’.

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This Indian man threw a wedding ceremony for 111 fatherless brides whose families were too poor to finance their weddings

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 10 December 2014

Mahesh Savani from the state of Gujarat, India has fostered 251 women to date and married them off in his chosen role of foster dad. An Indian diamond trader, Mahesh has recently broken his own record by throwing a mass wedding ceremony for 111 fatherless brides on the last Sunday of November this year. As these brides came from families that are too poor to finance their weddings, 44-year-old Savani gave them dowries of gold and items worth 450,000 rupees (US$7,250) to start their family.

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We threw a party in Sydney: here’s proof that a fine time was had by all

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Tuesday 9 December 2014

If you weren’t there in person, well, we’re sorry you missed it but you can live vicariously through the photos. Yep, Lost At E Minor threw a party to celebrate the awesome artwork created for us on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 by a handpicked crew of some of Sydney’s most talented young artists. And befitting a Lost At E Minor event, it was loud, proud and a whole bunch of fun, with tunes supplied by a three prong DJ attack and food and alcohol provided by our friends at Rekordelig, Cake Wines, Ko & Co, and Mountain Goat beer.

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Animal rights activists hold a funeral for a frozen chicken in a Californian supermarket

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 28 November 2014

If you found yourself in a grocery store lately, you might’ve been caught in a funeral, too. For a frozen chicken. Animal rights activists from Direct Action Everywhere recently staged a funeral in a grocery store to make a statement that ‘it’s not food, it’s violence’. Wearing black from head to toe and holding bunches of […]

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KLM pulls out all the stops for its customer in #HappyToHelp Twitter-thon

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Wednesday 26 November 2014

After KLM announced its retirement of the MD-11 passenger jets, they have stopped at nothing to continue to change for the better.

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A beauty pageant just took place in Iowa, and the contestants are a bunch of slobs

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 24 November 2014

It’s safe to say that some people just have too much time on their hands. That can be a good or bad thing, and it’s up to you how you judge this next story. The 35th annual Beautiful Bulldog Pageant just took place at Drake University’s campus in Des Moines, Iowa. Why bulldogs? Well, that’s […]

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Exciting music video – Rude (Zedd Remix) – filmed at Nights by Absolut in New York City

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By Lost At E Minor in New Events on Thursday 20 November 2014

We are in awe of this stunning new music video Rude (Zedd Remix), featuring Magic!, which was filmed at Nights by Absolut in New York City on September 12 this year. The energy, the lights, the beats, the people – it all looks like one heck of an experience. It was filmed as part of the new Nights by Absolut initiative, which sees cutting edge artists working with Absolut to put the creativity back into ‘nightlife’ via a series of inspiring artistic experiences.

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In Tokyo, cosplayers raced around the streets as real-life Mario Kart

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Events on Wednesday 19 November 2014

You be you, Japan. Last weekend in Tokyo, cosplayers dressed up as Mario Kart characters raced around the city’s busy streets. The drivers also took the time to stop and take pictures with amused bystanders and motorists. No banana peels and shells were thrown – sadly – as Mario, Donkey Kong, Princess Peach, and the […]

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Have mustache? Get discounts on beer during Movember

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 14 November 2014

This Movember, your beautifully grown facial hair will not be sprouted in vain. As well as promoting awareness of men’s health issues, Movember is also the month that beer drinkers at Sin City Brewing Company get special discounts on beer.

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X Ambassadors collaborate with international buskers to perform at Budweiser’s Made In America festival

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Friday 14 November 2014

Brooklyn-based four-piece, X Ambassadors, hit the streets and undergrounds of international cities London, Rio de Janeiro, New York and Philadelphia in search of raw talent. They were looking for a very specific talent, though, in the form of ‘buskers’. And along the way, they found several talented musicians and vocalists to join them on stage for a performance of their song, Jungle, at this year’s Budweiser MADE IN AMERICA festival. The collaboration and end result was remarkable.

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What’s great about summer in Australia? Outdoor cinemas, of course!

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Wednesday 12 November 2014

IMB Sunset Cinema has launched this summer with a brand new location. Western Sydney’s first outdoor cinema event has debuted at Lizard Log Amphitheatre, Western Sydney Parklands. Running from now until December 6, three nights a week, the IMB Sunset Cinema offers an entertaining mix of blockbusters and cult classics, as well as live music, […]

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Melbourne’s open air cult movie cinema (with food trucks)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 10 November 2014

With summer right around the corner, the last thing you want to be doing is watching a movie inside. The Shadow Electric takes advantage of all that glorious Melbourne weather and puts on an open-air cinema starting in late November. This outdoor cinema takes place at the Abbotsford Convent, just a jump off the train […]

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Corroboree Sydney: celebrating culture and connecting people in November

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 6 November 2014

You can learn about Australia’s history and culture through a book, or you can attend Corroboree Sydney. Now in its second year, this incredible festival takes place over 11 days in November and features leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, writers, dancers, and musicians, showcasing their creativity and sharing their stories. The festival opens […]

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Lights and Absolut vodka, of course, are the real stars of today’s music festivals

Nicole Hughes Contributor

By Nicole Hughes in New Events on Thursday 6 November 2014

‘The light is the star. If it wasn’t for the lighting effects, 180,000 people wouldn’t be turning up’. In this fascinating video, the art and lighting directors for today’s largest festivals – such as TomorrowWorld, ElectricZoo and BurningMan – come together and talk about the importance of lighting when creating an atmosphere in which to enjoy live music.

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Madrid is overrun with sheep in its annual parade through the city streets

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 5 November 2014

Believe it or not, there’s an annual sheep parade in Madrid that takes place in November. The history behind this quirky parade is quite interesting: Back in the 1200s, shepherds defended the right to use a crossing that took them from the open fields to the land where Madrid stands today.

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