Catch free talks, musical performances and exhibitions alongside a pop-up cocktail bar at the Powerhouse Museum after dark.
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Finishing work on a Thursday afternoon, you can feel the weekend coming. You might want to hit the town but you're just looking for the right excuse. Powerhouse Museum has been offering up that excuse with a run of free late-night events happening every Thursday since January — and it's now it has extended its run with a fresh lineup for the cooler months.
Part of the Culture Up Late initiative funded by the NSW government, the after-dark affair is running till the end of June. The festivities are on till 9pm each week, and you can expect talks on music, art and design, alongside musical performances and exhibitions.
Highlights from the new program include a celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community from Queerscreen, with film screenings and live performances on the bill; a night of electro tunes, performances and visual feasts courtesy of Electronic Music Conference (EMC); and the Museum's new exhibition all about the iconic Aussie gum, Eucalyptusdom, which you can be one of the first to check out — and after hours, no less.
A pop-up outdoor bar is set up on the Harris Street terrace, featuring a special Campari cocktail menu for Thursday night refreshments.
All exhibitions and events are free but bookings are recommended.
Head to the Powerhouse Museum's website to browse the free program — and to book tickets.
Images: Jordan Munns
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