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Celebrate the best in pop culture at this 24-hour (plus more) festival of binge watching

Bingefest is a new 24-hour festival at Sydney Opera House celebrating pop culture, from internet memes to cat videos. It’ll be like an orphan’s Christmas of binge-watching, from reliving the best Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes to asking the creator of Serial if she thinks Adnan Syed is really innocent.

Actor and artist Shia LaBeouf will be creating a free public art (performance? Installation? Who knows!) with friends Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner. There’ll be a free Internet Cat Video Festival on Saturday night (6-9pm), and Community writer Dan Harmon will be there to write, right before your eyes.

Some events are free and others are priced at around $40, including All The TV You Should Have Watched By Now – which will give audiences the chance to get recommendations on the best of television by American pop culture experts and obsessives the AV Club.

There’s going to be a Harambe Memorial Service. Yes, the Internet famous gorilla will be remembered thanks to Dan Ilic and a panel of local comedians and journalists Mark Di Stefano, James Colley, Rosie Waterland and Celeste Barber.

Plus, dancing queen Amrita Hepi will run three Beyoncé vs Rihanna dance classes in the Sydney Opera House’s backstage rehearsal room.

By: Emma Joyce

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