RECLAIM CHINA

The internationally celebrated artist and performer William Yang was brought up as an assimilated Australian, with his Chinese side unacknowledged and denied. Here, in a series of acutely perceptive images with text, he reflects upon his experience of being an openly gay Australian and reclaiming his Chinese heritage. The exhibition will be shown at the Australian Centre for Photography until Saturday 8 March. For details check out www.acp.org.au.

TROPFEST

Sony Tropfest fans across the country will this year celebrate the world’s largest amateur short film festival with the world’s favourite Irish Whiskey, Jameson. The drink be doing its bit to make the Tropfest experience extra comfortable for those on the ground, giving away more than 650 Jameson signature lawn chairs on the day. John Jameson Productions is offering three aspiring writers the opportunity of a lifetime -“ to have their screenplay professionally produced as a three-minute film. Sony Tropfest takes place in the Domain, Royal Botanical Gardens, on Sunday 17 February.

PLAY TIME

Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Fishy Productions collaborate once again to bring audiences This Is How It Goes by one of America’s most controversial playwrights, Neil LaBute. All is not what it seems as truth, time and probability are twisted in this thrilling tale of intrigue and betrayal. This Is How It Goes challenges the audience to re-evaluate their own beliefs. The production opens on Thursday 28 February and tickets start at $25. Bookings on www.darlinghursttheatre.com or 8356 9987.

LATIN FESTIVAL

The third Sydney Latin American Film Festival opens on 6 March at the Chauvel Cinema and for 11 days will give Sydney audiences a chance to sample a wide array of the latest films, documentaries and shorts coming out of Latin America and the local Latin film scene. The full festival program is available at www.sydneylatinofilmfestival.org.

NEW ALBUM

Awake in Slumberland, a new LP by The Time of the Assassins, is out on Monday 18 February. The album is due for its full national release through Kiddiepunk Records and will be available in both major and independent stores. It received its official international release on the first day of the New Year and has already attracted the attention of audiences and critics from around the world. Details: www.thetimeoftheassassins.com.

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