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Culture Up Late: Anti-Valentine's Day


Wed 14 Feb 2018, 5:00pm–9:00pm

Where: Australian Museum, Cnr William & College Streets, Sydney CBD, New South Wales

Restrictions: 15+

Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $20.00
  • AM Member: $18.00
  • Concession: $16.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: kabukupr

Culture Up Late turns the museum inside out. With VR experiences, short and sweet tours, hands-on workshops, live music and performances, enjoy a mid-week diversion with a bit of a difference. It’s also the perfect opportunity to enjoy the latest exhibitions, during its quieter moments.

Anti Valentine’s Day is set to be an evening exploring affairs of the heart in their many exquisite forms, dedicated to those unimpressed by crass commercialism, glib sentiment or lazy clichés, all delivered with a healthy dose of dark humour.

The event will include:

Live Music: The Acappelicans
The award-winning ensemble of songbirds bring their sparkling harmonies to songs of love gone right, and love gone wrong. Performances at 5:30pm, 7:00pm, 8:15pm

Heart of the Matter Dissection Workshop
AM Scientists Drs Anja Divljan and Greta Frankham pull at heartstrings in this pig's heart dissection workshop.

Anti-Valentine's Day Card Crafts
Reach out and hurt somebody. Ace that heartfelt missive to the object of your disaffection in this anti-valentine card-making workshop led by anarchic anti-cupid Craig Bunkwaa.

The Couples Game
Is anyone really knowable? Convinced your blissful union holds no secrets? Fancy the opportunity to discover where knowledge ends and mystery begins—in public? This game show is for you and your soulmate.

Are love and hate merely two sides of the same coin? Bond over what really gets your goat and connect with other single haters.

Spot Tour: Making Love in the Wild
No sacrifice too great for your beloved? Discover the lengths creatures go to in this ultimate mating tour of our Wild Planet gallery. Experience personal favourites and hidden stories in these short, irreverent tours.

Crafts: Make a Voodoo Doll of your Ex
Take revenge, exorcise some demons and harness powerful spirits (particularly your own): make a voodoo doll of your ex in this liberating workshop, sharp pins supplied.

ANSTO Science Round-Up
Get up to speed with the latest science news, discoveries and breakthroughs with specialists from the Museum and the Australian Nuclear and Science Technology Organisation in this lively review, then drill deeper into the evening’s topic du jour with our guest expert.

Conservatorium Compositions
Short, original musical compositions by Sydney Conservatorium of Music students, inspired by Australian Museum exhibitions. Featuring:

Alexis Weaver: 5:40pm, 6:40pm, 7:40pm, 8:40pm
Josh Winestock: 5:20pm, 7:20pm
Henry Hulme: 6:20pm, 8:20pm
Nicholas Theodorou: 5:45pm, 6:45pm, 7:45pm, 8:45pm

Mammoths: Giants of the Ice Age
Tickets include free access to the entire museum, including temporary exhibition Mammoths - Giant of the Ice Age.