arts 06.2.08

Australian Dossier


MOVIES
On Wednesday, from 6:30-8pm at the Asia Society, catch some award-winning and otherwise nifty short films in a program called Australian Short Film Today. $10.






ART
Australian artist Edwina White, now based in New York, creates vintage-feeling, illustration-style images that look like they might have come from John Held's sublimated dark side. At the Kinz, Tillou + Feigen, 529 W. 20th [10th/11th] 212.929.0500.






RESTAURANTS
We're spoiled for choice:
The Australian, 20 W. 38th [5th/6th] 212.869.8601
Eight Mile Creek, 240 Mulberry [Prince/Spring] 212.431.4635
Sheep Station, 149 4th Ave. [Douglass] Bklyn 718.857.4337
Sunburnt Cow, 137 Ave. C [8th/9th] 212.529.0005.


More? Well, there are savory pies from Tuck Shop, 68 E. 1st St. [1st/2nd] 212.979.5200, ice cream from Australian Homemade on St. Mark's, 8th Street, and coming to Port Authority. On June 23rd, it's the 15th annual A Taste Down Under at Bridgewater's. And if you need the tastes delivered, check out Ozemart Direct.




FOOTY
Australia's version of football, called Footy or Aussie Rules, is played by the New York Magpies club.







WINE
Taste whites, rosés, and reds from Australia and New Zealand at a 5-course dinner at Essex Bar & Restaurant, June 16th, $90. Details.






CABARET
Once seen, Kim Smith is not easily forgotten. Routinely described as androgynously beautiful, Mr. Smith will perform his cabaret show Johnny Come Lately, which owes more than a little to Weimar nightlife, at Don't Tell Mama this Thursday, 8:30pm, $12.



TRAVEL
Qantas is offering a deal to Sydney for travel during August: book before June 27th, and roundtrip is as low as $1298.







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