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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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Patricia Piccinini’s otherworldly art will make your heart skip a beat at Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 12 May 2015

There’s a new art exhibition coming to Hobart and it’s beyond your wildest dreams. Picture gritty and grotesque sculptures of vulva-shaped orchids, ‘rubbish gods’ and mysterious fungi. Yep, if you didn’t guess by now, the artists coming to Hobart’s annual Dark Mofo fest are Patricia Piccinini and Peter Hennessey, two of Australia’s best (and most surreal) artists. 

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We bet you didn’t know some of the most niche, offbeat and interesting cultural festivals are taking place in Queensland this winter

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Monday 11 May 2015

This winter, if you’re escaping the drizzly weather and heading north to Queensland, you might want to re-organize that schedule and squeeze in a few days away from the beach. Yes, Queensland has Australia’s most beautiful beaches, but it’s also home to some of the country’s top cultural festivals you don’t want to miss.

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SPONSORED VIDEO: Absolut Nights transforms ordinary parties into ground-breaking nights around the globe

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 7 May 2015

Think back to the best party of your life – everything that made that night was perfect: friends, a rockin’ venue, a few drinks, and music turned up loud. Well that’s got nothing on Absolut Nights. Over four weeks, Absolut collaborated with ground-breaking artists all over the world to create a series of events where the night was used as a creative canvas. Touching down in Brooklyn, Sao Paulo, Berlin, and Johannesburg, Absolut put on the party of a lifetime, transforming one key element of the night in each location such as light, the dance floor, style, and persona.

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The priceless (and hilarious) memes and comments right after the royal baby was born

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 5 May 2015

You can’t have a royal baby without pomp and circumstance. And you also can’t have a royal baby without welcoming her with Internet memes. We might be thrilled at the announcement of a girl born to Kate and William, but what’s more thrilling is the flood of memes and comments popping up on Twitter that’ll have you laughing out loud.

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Instagram has got nothing on these iconic Aussie photos at the Art Gallery of NSW

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 30 April 2015

If you can remember life before Instagram (come on, it’s not that hard), you’ll probably have memories of flimsy point-and-click cameras, maybe those disposable ones if you were on holiday. And you’ve probably heard of those boxy cameras your Grandma’s generation used to use, too. Now there’s an exhibition digging right into the heart of Aussie photography and it’s taking place right in Sydney’s backyard.

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The world’s first cat cinema is crowdfunding on Indiegogo right now

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Thursday 30 April 2015

Imagine a cinema full of cats. This is exactly what a couple of people want to see go ahead in London, so they’re taking their dreams to Indiegogo in the hope that others out there will want to watch a movie with popcorn and a side of hairball.

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Critically acclaimed director David Lynch is the star of an art exhibition in Queensland

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Tuesday 14 April 2015

You know David Lynch for his weirdly wonderful cinematic masterpieces (Mulholland Drive and Eraserhead come to mind), but what you might not know is that Lynch is a prolific artist, too, having spent more than 50 years producing paintings, photography and works on paper. We’re all in for a treat because David Lynch’s artwork will be on view to the public at Gallery of Modern Art, QAGOMA.

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Why did thousands gather on April 4 in public spaces across the world, spoiling for a pillow fight?

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 8 April 2015

April 4 this year was International Pillow Fight Day. So it was either fight or flight for the thousands gathered in designated public spaces across the globe in the battle of soft, fluffy fun. From New York to London, Vienna to Hong Kong, this event is held in more than a hundred cities each year.

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Question: Is this a supermarket or a disco? Answer: It’s both!

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 1 April 2015

Encouraged by their first success of a good turnout held on February 6, Disco Boodschappen (Disco Shopping) will be held again, this time on April 10, in a supermarket at The Dirk van den Broek on the Marie Heinekenplein in Amsterdam. 3,000 eager beavers have already signed up via the event’s Facebook page.

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He was bullied on the Internet but now women and celebs are knocking on his door, wanting to dance with him

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 13 March 2015

You may have heard of the #FindDancingMan campaign. It was sparked by a woman named Cassandra Fairbanks after she saw two photos making the rounds on the Internet (starting at 4Chan, of all places). The photos were of a man, dancing happily, then hanging his head in humiliation. The caption for the photos read ‘Spotted this specimen trying to dance the other week. He stopped when he saw us laughing’.

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Yahoo! Japan wants you to help them raise funds for disaster relief on March 11

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Wednesday 11 March 2015

It was four years ago that the horrible trio of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster happened in the Tohoku region of Japan, snatching away human lives and causing devastation.

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Swallowing swords for a good cause

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Friday 6 March 2015

February 28 was the eighth annual World Sword Swallowers Day. To celebrate, swallowers gathered at 13 Ripley’s Believe It Or Not odditoriums around the United States and at exactly 2:28pm local time, they did a simultaneous sword swallowing.

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Can this woman’s sign find her the perfect stranger of her dreams? You better believe it!

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Wednesday 4 March 2015

When Sarah saw a handsome stranger past her while walking his dog last week on a New Zealand beach, something inside of her said she had to meet him again. Instead of resorting to a Facebook search, this Glasgow-based woman posted a sign explaining the exact moment she saw the stranger, then going onto say that she would be waiting for him on the grass (where she first spotted him) the following Tuesday.

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Owls are flying in for this pop-up bar to raise funds for their conservation

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By Kenny Ong in New Events on Saturday 28 February 2015

Owls from Asia will be flown in as VIPs to the Annie the Owl pop-up bar in London’s Soho. For £20 each, owl enthusiasts will bask in the wise animals’ feathery honour, with proceeds being donated to the Barn Owl Centre, which protects owls in the UK.

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This bizarre Chinese contest sees pigs being carried on an icy runway

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 13 February 2015

If you missed out on this year’s annual pig-carrying competition, you’re going to have to wait another 12 months before seeing (or competing in) it again. This very strange and unique contest takes place in Changsha, Hunan Province every year. It involved participants running/sliding down an icy track, accompanied by a Ningxiang pig.

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