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November 2019

One Girl Charity Fundraiser

November 16, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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DO IT IN A DRESS FIESTA at the MECHANICS INSTITUTE, 284 GREAT WESTERN HIGHWAY LAWSON. Two years ago, the locals ‘Did it in a Dress’, now we’re going to ‘Do It in a Dress Again’. Join us for a night of fun, food and frocks, drink and dance. It isn’t compulsory to wear a school uniform, but you just know you want to! You won’t be alone if you don a dress to raise awareness of the plight of the…

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November 2020

Elena Kats-Chernin & Tamara-Anna Cislowska + Neil Sagewood….

November 7, 2020 @ 6:40 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$55

Elena Kats-Chernin (Composer/Pianist) & Tamara-Anna Cislowska (Pianist)..... Celebrated and acknowledged worldwide as one of Australia’s leading contemporary composers, Elena Kats-Chernin AO has created works in every genre from chamber, choral and orchestral compositions, to music for robotic instruments, and soundtracks for silent films. Commissions from the world’s leading opera, ballet, and theatre companies such as Komische Oper Berlin, Nederlands Dans Theater and the Vienna Boys Choir, as well as the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and 2003 Rugby World Cup, attest to the wide,…

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Three Hand Beat Bandits and Soular Spill

November 14, 2020 @ 6:40 pm - 10:15 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$30

THREE HANDED BEAT BANDTS & SOULAR SPILL // Saturday November 14, 2020 // Doors open 6:40pm // The Mechanic's Institute, Lawson SOULAR SPILL Starting out as a jazz duo 5 years ago with just stripped back double bass and strong vocal harmonies at its core, Soular Spill, an evolving musical collective, has grown into a band comprising of all Blue Mountains based musicians. Each member contributes their own unique flavour, drawing on a rich tapestry of musical experience, and blends…

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3 Bands: Jim Jarvis + Bonniedoon + Sideshow Annie

November 21, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 10:15 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$55

JIM JARVIS & ROB THOMPSON // BONNIEDOON // SIDESHOW ANNIE // Saturday November 21, 2020 // Doors 5:30pm // The Mechanics Institute, Lawson JIM JARVIS & ROB THOMPSON Jim Jarvis is an excellent solo performer well known for his distinctive, haunting blues voice and his finger-picking guitar style. He has a polish and finesse that is characteristic of a fine, traditional and world-class blues musician. Folk and Bluesman Jarvis has been performing since the seventies around Sydney and at many…

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Andrew Dickeson Quartet

November 28, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$55

ANDREW DICKESON QUARTET // Saturday, November 28, 2020 // Doors open 6:40 pm // The Mechanic's Institute, Lawson Known for his crisp, hard-swinging style, Andrew Dickeson has been one of the foremost drummers on the Australian Jazz scene for over 25 years. He played & studied in Australia before spending time in New York playing and studying with jazz legends Art Taylor, Vernel Fournier and more recently Michael Carvin. He has worked with very many American Jazz stars such as…

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May 2021

The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

May 29, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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$15

2pm and 7pm Saturday 29 May 2021. The Brook Theatre is performing the radio play of The Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy on Saturday May 29 - live to audience! Tickets at door (cash only) $10 Child/Concession, $15 Adults, $30 Family of four Bookings can be made at https://www.trybooking.com/BRKRA See you there! The Mechanics Institute (Lawson) 284 Great Western Hwy, Lawson, NSW 2783

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March 2022

POSTPONED; BUNGARIBEE w/ CHLOE KIM // Live @ The Mechanic’s Institute, Lawson.

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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POSTPONED; New date to be announced shortly! ....Bungarribee, an Indigenous word, translates to an 'idyllic meeting place'. Featuring Gary Daley, Paul Cutlan & Ollie Miller, with special guest & emerging artist, Chloe Kim, Bungarribee is one of Australia’s unique bands performing an intoxicating type of chamber music, informed by jazz, classical and world traditions. With an exotic mix of instruments such as Cello, piano, accordion, bass clarinet and various percussion, Bungarribee’s music is a melding together of disparate styles into…

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April 2022

Double Bill – ANN PALUMBO AND FRIENDS & KING CURLY // Live @ The Mechanic’s Institute, Lawson.

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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In partnership with Great Southern Nights, The Friends of The Mechanic's Institute proudly presents a double bill, featuring two incredible Blue Mountains acts, ANN PALUMBO & FRIENDS and KING CURLY. Whilst these two acts come from different musical backgrounds, this double-bill showcases spellbinding music and exquisite storytelling live on stage with two acts eager to tell their stories. ANN PALUMBO AND FRIENDS & KING CURLY: LIVE @ THE MECHANIC'S INSTITUTE // Saturday, 2 April 2022 // Doors 6:30 pm //…

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May 2022

3 BANDS – KAZIAH BAND; EL DUENDE & THE HOUSE OF VOODOO // Live @ The Mechanic’s Institute, Lawson.

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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Get ready for a night of live music and dancing with 3 bands ready to shake the doors off their hinges at The Mechanic's Institute in Lawson. This all-ages event features energetic indie-surf outfit, KAZIAH BAND, rock favourites, EL DUENDE, and swamp-blues rockers, THE HOUSE OF VOODOO. A ticket to this show gets you in to see all 3 bands, so get ready to dance the night away! 3 BANDS - KAZIAH BAND; EL DUENDE & THE HOUSE OF VOODOO:…

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WARREN BAKER MEMORIAL CONCERT feat. LLOYD SWANTON, GARY DALEY, NIC CECIRE, TIM BRUER, JAMES GREENING & MORE // Live @ The Mechanic’s Institute, Lawson.

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mechanics Institute Lawson, 284 Great Western Highway
Lawson, NSW 2783
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Join nationally-acclaimed jazz musicians Lloyd Swanton, Gary Daley, Nic Cecire, Tim Bruer & James Greening, alongside local live music main-stays Neil Sagewood, Robert Thompson, David Anderson and Anne Crestani, to celebrate the life and music of former Friends of The Mechanic's Institute President, Warren Baker. This memorial concert will raise funds for a cause close to Warren's heart, the preservation and support of the Friends of The Mechanic's Institute and it's continuation in supporting the appreciation of live music in…

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