Jurassic Lounge organisers have announced that the certainly not-obsolete event’s next season will be its last. Having led the evolution of after-hours art parties in Sydney, Jurassic Lounge is now an icon of the Sydney scene we’re sad to say goodbye to.
That said, it’s presence is felt in a helluva lot of places, including other events from The Festivalists team such as the Sydney Film Festival Hub, Possible Worlds and World Movies Secret Cinema. So goodbye isn’t really goodbye.
Here’s the formula: every Tuesday night, the Australian Museum is swamped with a thousand punters partaking in drinks, live music, games and performance. The intelligently curated programs combine off-kilter stuff like slam poetry, alternative stand-up comedy, DJs from FBi Radio, dance lessons, science experiments, palm reading, and storytelling from emerging writers.
For the last of its six seasons, running September 3 to November 5, Jurassic Lounge will host ten “outrageous end-of-the-world parties”, culminating in the final night, the asteroid collision of fun times. Starting things off on September 3 is the Time Machine Party, a place where the Gatsby ’20s and Clueless ’90s are just one room apart. For the first five weeks of the season, all visitors will also be free to check out the Australian Museum’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition with their Jurassic Lounge ticket.
When: Tuesday 3 September, Tuesday 10 September, Tuesday 17 September, Tuesday 24 September, Tuesday 1 October, Tuesday 8 October, Tuesday 15 October, Tuesday 22 October, Tuesday 29 October and Tuesday 5 November 2013
Where: Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney