Friday summer nights have never looked so colourful, nor cobblestoned — The Rocks Village Bizarre is here. Kicking off on November 7 and continuing every Friday night until December 19, the Bizarre is treating us to a bunch of installations, performances, and fractured fairytale makeovers bound to help you forget that you once thought of this area as the domain of tourists and primary school excursions.
Berlin-based performance artist, dancer and DJ (and Village Bizarre's artist in residence) Peter Baecker will work his euphoric '80s magic in an interactive art installation in an empty shopfront. Join Big One Little One as they invite five audience members at a time into a room at The Old Sydney Holiday Inn for an intimate, mini-bar fuelled performance experience (that's not as suss as you suspect). Then stumble back onto the streets, where you might perchance bump into the resident choir doing Lorde covers or K-Pop dance troupe Crossover.
Hands up who harbours fond, nostalgic thoughts for those luminous giant white VIVID bunnies that dotted our city streets in June? The Village Bizarre is bringing them back! They'll be hidden in new spots every Friday night for you to track down, and then inevitably add to your Instagram feed. And, for those that want more to take home than a few Instagram likes, there will also be a regrets-free Etsy market on site.
Once you're finished with your proactive Christmas shopping, kick back and relax with a drink at 1920s juke joint Gin Mill Social. The Bizarre has proven to be a refreshing shake-up for The Rocks in previous years — and it looks like this one's set to keep that tradition alive.
See the full program of events at the Village Bizarre website.