We start the month with art, music, food, beer and wine at October Tuatara Open Late.
Focus on Francis Upritchard’s figurative sculptures in a ‘Life’-drawing session with artist Emma Febvre-Richards.
Writers Tessa Laird and Bianca Zander talk psychedelia, dystopias and museology in response to Upritchard’s works.
In the Auditorium, watch Ira Cohen's psychedelic romp The Invasion of the Thunderbolt Pagoda, then the 1969 musical comedy Change of Habit. Starring Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler-Moore, the film follows three Catholic nuns who are sent to a rough inner-city neighbourhood dressed as lay missionaries to work at a clinic run by a young doctor. Their lives become complicated by city realities, curmudgeonly priests, societal views and love.
There'll also be music from DJ B.Lo, supper treats from Laundry and a cash bar serving Tuatara beer, Seresin wine and Six Barrel Soda.
From 5pm DJ B.Lo, burgers from Laundry and cash bar
5pm–8pm Film screening: Ira Cohen’s The Invasion of Thunderbolt Pagoda (1968, 31min)
6pm Francis Upritchard: Jealous Saboteurs exhibition tour (30min)
6–9pm 'Life'-drawing with Emma Febvre-Richards and Francis Upritchard’s figurative sculptures—drop-in
7.30pm Writers Tessa Laird and Bianca Zander talk psychedelia, dystopias and hippy communes in Francis Upritchard’s exhibition (30–40 minutes)
8.15pm Film screening: Change of Habit (93min)