Coming Up This Week @ the pbc


Closed for a private function from 5pm
Aug 19 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

private party


Davidson Brothers (Victoria)
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Davidson Brothers (Victoria): CD Launch: ‘All You Need Is Music’

Sunday 20 August @ 6.00pm – 9.00pm | Ticket price: $21 pre-sale and on the door | Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/289046


The Sydney launch of  the Davidson Brothers’ new album, ‘All You Need Is Music’, which was recorded in Nashville and features 12 new original Bluegrass & Country tracks.
The Davidson Brothers are considered two of Australia’s most highly successful and well respected Bluegrass and Country musicians. Hamish and Lachie were raised in the rural Victorian town of Yinnar and began performing and recording in 1998. Since then, they’ve toured the United States, Europe, appeared on the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and toured their band extensively across Australia.
Mostly self-taught multi-instrumentalists, both Hamish (fiddle, banjo, guitar, dobro, vocals), and Lachlan (mandolin, fiddle, guitar, vocals), became in-demand session musicians before they finished high school and as teenagers they both went on to win National Bluegrass Championship titles. Together, the Davidson Brothers have had top 10 Country Radio Singles, reached the ARIA Country Albums Chart and established the Australian Bluegrass Scholarship in 2011 to enhance a young culture and encourage acoustic musicians.
After eighteen consecutive years performing the Tamworth Country Music Festival, three Golden Guitar Awards later, Hamish and Lachie return with their new album, their eighth studio release, ‘All You Need Is Music’, which was recorded in Nashville and features 12 new original Bluegrass & Country tracks.
Recently, the boys were inducted by the Australian Country Music Hall of Fame into Tamworth’s prestigious Hands Of Fame monument, and in 2016 they teamed up with legendary rocker Joe Camilleri and the Black Sorrows to collaborate in the studio and on stage, opening sold out shows in both Melbourne and regional Victoria.
The brothers have a uniquely Australian light-hearted outlook on life which they use to showcase their musical ability to all unsuspecting audiences. Well known for their contemporary acoustic style the Davidson Brothers are destined to have a long-standing career on the Australian music scene.
Take A Little Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrpMuEb-OeU
Take Me To The Mountains: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eslCx36J7Ho
Life Drawing @ The PBC – Every Tuesday Night
Aug 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Life Drawing Petersham

Life Drawing Petersham

Tuesdays from 6:30pm | $15 entry
A non-instructional life drawing sketch club that provides male and female nude models every week. The group encourages beginner artists and provides a quality experience that has seasoned artists coming back regularly.
Lighting is a huge focus and a lot of time and effort has been expended setting up primary, secondary and fill-in lights to give the models great depth. Unique to the group is a 10 minute (optional) challenge that encourages exploration of non-standard techniques and gives participants automatic entry into the monthly draw for a free bottle of wine and complimentary session.
The $15 entry fee covers model booking, room hire and investment in lighting, easels and materials for beginners. There is no need to book and there is no problem dropping in late if you can’t make it on time.
Check out the Facebook page where you will find a weekly event with details of the upcoming model. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the weekly newsletter.
Tuesday Night Trivia with Mr Trivia
Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday Night Trivia with Mr Trivia

Every Tuesday | Club opens at 5pm | Trivia from 7:30pm
Book a table – 02 9569 4639 – or simply turn up on the day!
Swing Dancing
Aug 23 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Swinging at the PBC 

Get dancing with Swing Dance Sydney!
Learn the social dances of the 1920s, 30s and 40s at the friendly PBC.
Class times:
6.30pm-7.30pm Beginner swing dancing
7.30pm Practice time (free, and everyone’s welcome)
8.00pm Intermediate swing dancing
Beginner classes are run in 6 week blocks – check the Swing Dance site for start dates.
Come along for a sticky beak any time – the bar is open! The bistro is closed but you can order in!
Keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SwingDanceSydney
Songs For Bleeding Hearts ~ Christine Jane & Friends
Aug 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Songs For Bleeding Hearts ~ Christine Jane & Friends

Thursday the 24th of August from 7pm | $10 entry
Christine Jane is working on her third record ‘SONGS FOR BLEEDING HEARTS’ and will be sharing a sneak peek in full band mode. Come along and get a taste of her ‘cinematic blues’ songbook as she croons, swoons and crowdfunds her way in to your heart. Songs from her previous releases HEADMILES and SINNERS COME & GO will also be lovingly played.

Supported by grunge girl Maia Marsh and blues boy Cam J Henderson.

$10 on the door.

Pre-order the record here https://www.gofundme.com/songs-for-bleeding-hearts

Bespoken Word
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Bespoken Word

On the last Thursday of the month from 7:30pm in The Green Room | Entry $13
Comedian John Knowles (IMPROZAC, John Knowles is Saddle Sore, Impro Australia, ABC Radio, Sydney Comedy Festival) and writer Kate Iselin (Penthouse, The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Paper, Thirty Dates of Tinder) bring together a handful of Sydney’s most interesting and exciting comedians, writers, entertainers, notable personalities, and celebrity mates for a brand-new evening of scripted and unscripted storytelling!
The first half of the evening, hosted by Kate Iselin, sees our guests telling short, pre-written stories which the audience will later vote on to see who takes home the mystery prize. This month, we have asked our guests to tell us about a time they were scared.
The second half of the evening is hosted by John Knowles and based on his successful Comedy Festival show and ABC Radio staple ‘I Can Top That’. A whole new panel of guests take the stage to tell completely true yet totally unprepared stories based on suggestions from the audience, from the other guests, and from John himself.
Some stories will be shocking, others embarrassing, insightful, sweet or just plain hilarious. It’s a smorgasbord of real life adventures and raw revelations with an emphasis on vulnerability, confession and laughter. Staged at the cosy Petersham Bowling Club, known for its welcoming community and artsy offerings, Bespoken Word aims to create a friendly modern version of traditional parlour entertainment.
Friday Night Zoo @ The Green Room
Aug 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Friday Night Zoo/New black shades 
Friday the 25th of August from 8pm in the Green Room | Entry$Tba


Closed for a private function from 5pm
Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm – 11:30 pm

private party


Sculptures by the PBC
Aug 27 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Sculptures by the PBC

Sunday the 27th of August from 1 to 5pm | Free entry
It’s back! The Petersham Bowlo’s (now officially) annual sculpture competition for local artists.
What is it? An art prize and exhibition to be held at the Petersham Bowling Club in collaboration with Reverse Garbage. Artists are invited to enter work around the theme of ‘old made new’. We ask entrants to reuse, recycle and repurpose materials for their work.
The PBC is an award winning, Not For Profit community club. At the club we have a strong commitment to the arts and environmental sustainability. We’ve decided to put these together to launch Sculptures By The PBC and kick in a $1000 first prize.
Reverse Garbage is the perfect partner for this event with their commitment to promoting the reuse of materials. RG is offering a 15% discount to participating artists along with a $150 voucher to be included in the prizes.
Download the Entry Form / Terms here
Email your entry form to sculptures@thepbc.org.au