Adman: Warhol Before Pop The exhibition reminds us that when Andy Warhol made art about commodities, he had a long experience of the consumer market, although his own preference appears to have been for luxury items such as women’s footwear, while his art was concerned with mass products such as soup, beverages and cleaning products. It also reveals that although a talented young man, he did not have the depth of ability to be a truly original draughtsman or painter. Like Duchamp, Warhol found a solution in a kind of meta-art, which was a significant moment in the culture of the 20th century but was not an example that could be followed by others. In Hegelian terms, both Duchamp and Warhol represent moments of negation, aesthetic antitheses that are not to be imitated and repeated, but answered with a new affirmation and synthesis. Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, Sydney. Tickets: $18-$44. Bookings: 136 246 or online. Ends tomorrow. will be debuting new music from their highly anticipated forthcoming album alongside hit songs from their back catalogue. This intimate, oneoff show takes place in the Drama Theatre as part of the Vivid Live program. Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney. Thursday, 7.30pm. Tickets: $59. Bookings: (02) 9250 7777 or online. Migration Slava Grigoryan joins the Australian String Quartet in two works of contemporary sensibility. Jazz guitarist Ralph Towner and his quintet Migration blend the melodic and harmonic language of jazz with a classical sense of development. Australian composer Iain Grandage comes to the fore in this guitar quintet, contemplating the mind’s mystery and complexity in music of kaleidoscopic colour. Schubert’s world forms the emotional apex of this concert. His final string quartet, in G major, is charged with heartfelt emotion and eloquent lyricism. City Recital Hall, 2-12 Angel Place, Sydney. Wednesday, 7pm. Tickets: $30-$85. Bookings: (02) 8256 2222 or online. Sierra Boggess In the past decade, the Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess has made some of the biggest roles in the musical theatre canon her own, including in Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s The Little Mermaid and School of Rock. Boggess has a burnished, ringing soprano and will perform with a full orchestra at the State Theatre in Sydney. State Theatre, 49 Market Street, Sydney. June 3, 8pm. Tickets: $59-$139. Bookings: (02) 9373 6655 or online. for Kings Cross, the epicentre of Sydney’s gay community at the time. Tim finds love there, but the austerity of the Menzies period settles in after a brief period of postwar euphoria and freedom of expression. Only Heaven Knows vibrantly paints a picture of the past while simultaneously grappling with issues that are still highly relevant in contemporary society. Directed by Shaun Rennie. Hayes Theatre, 19 Greenknowe Avenue, Potts Point. Today, 2pm and 7.30pm. Tickets: $68.00. Bookings: (02) 8065 7337 or online. The 7 Stages of Grieving Deemal (pictured) takes centre stage in this one-woman show to spin a variety of touching stories involving different people from different mobs that celebrate simple survival and expose tear-jerking tales of tragedy. Lennox Theatre, Riverside Parramatta, corner Market and Church streets, Parramatta. Tickets: $22-$42. Bookings: (02) 8839 3399. June 8-10. Guru Of Chai The Guru of Chai, a tea vendor near a railway station in an Indian city played by Jacob Rajan, proceeds to tell us a story based on an old Indian fairytale but reset in modern times. It concerns seven sisters who arrive in the street near his stall one day and start singing. They are popular and take a lot of money until they are threatened by the agent of a mysterious mafia-like figure. They are saved by a heroic policeman who vows to protect them. Rajan plays all these characters with great virtuosity. This is very economical theatrical storytelling: a few props and costumes, some shadow puppetry, a sudden stiffening or relaxing of Rajan’s stance when he is switching characters. With these the whole world of the story is completed by our imagination. Belvoir Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Sydney. Tickets: $32-$48. Today, 2.15pm and 8.15pm. Bookings: (02) 9699 3444. Until June 4.