Entertainment

5 Things on Streaming to Watch Over Labor Day Weekend

We've got you covered with streaming gems for the long weekend.

FX
FX
FX

It’s September, the last of the summer hot spells has broken, and there’s a cool breeze kicking up the first of the fall leaves. It might not be autumn officially, but it’s autumn emotionally, and we’ve decided to gather together the perfect fall programming, both new and old, to keep you occupied over the long Labor Day weekend. From romance to romantic horror to just plain horror, we’ve got you covered.

FX
FX
FX

What We Do in the Shadows Season 3 premiere on Hulu

The fantastic Staten Island-based spinoff of Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s hilarious vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows is in its third season this weekend, following the further exploits of a group of vampiric flatmates and their obsessive human familiar as they struggle to fit in with normal society. If you haven’t already cracked this series, now’s the time: each episode is only a half hour long, and it’s proven itself to be one of the best comedies on television, marrying the vibes of classic horror with its own brand of absurdist humor. Season’s 2’s Jackie Daytona won’t be back this season, but nothing’s stopping you from putting that episode on repeat. Just a suggestion.

MGM
MGM
MGM

Moonstruck on Criterion Channel

If you have not yet been initiated into the cult of Moonstruck, this is your official sign. As part of the Criterion Channel’s curated New York Stories collection (all 61 of which are worth checking out), Norman Jewison’s classic rom-com about a widowed Italian-American woman who falls in love with her new fiance’s asshole brother has only grown its fanbase over the years. Nothing, literally nothing, is more romantic than watching Cher and Nic Cage just screaming at each other.

Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Crimson Peak on Netflix

Perhaps Guillermo del Toro’s most underrated movie (I’ll save my “Mimic is great actually” rant for another time), Crimson Peak perplexed audiences who went in expecting a straight-up horror movie from the modern master of the grotesque. Instead, what we got was an opulent, fabulously atmospheric gothic romance that tossed us back to the days of Henry James and Daphne du Maurier, when there’s always a dashing but troubled love interest, a horrific dark secret, and at least one woman in a flowing white nightdress running away from a scary house.

Paramount+
Paramount+
Paramount+

Evil on Paramount+

Like Manifest and You, CBS’s Evil, a procedural about a priest in training, a forensic psychologist, and a pragmatic tech expert investigating supernatural phenomena, got belatedly super popular only after its first season was made available to stream on Netflix. Now streaming on Paramount+, Evil is in its second season, which just started up again after taking a month’s hiatus. It’s most recent episode, a nearly dialogue-less demonic mystery set inside a monastery whose residents have taken a vow of silence, is an absolute masterstroke, and the perfect introduction to the show for anyone who has yet to crack it open.

Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Columbia Pictures

When Harry Met Sally… on HBO Max

Consider this less of a recommendation and more of a loud reminder that WHEN HARRY MET SALLY IS AVAILABLE ON HBO MAX FOR YOU TO WATCH RIGHT NOW GO GO GO. It’s Meg Ryan, it’s Billy Crystal, it’s Nora Ephron, it’s New York City in reds and browns and golds. If you’re looking for Fall Vibes, this is it, this is it, baby, and it doesn’t get any cozier than this. Brew yourself a hot little drink, bundle yourself up in a warm little cardigan, and plop yourself down on your couch because you will not be getting up from it for the next 96 minutes.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTwitterPinterestYouTubeTikTok, and Snapchat.

Emma Stefansky is a staff entertainment writer at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @stefabsky.

Entertainment

Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.

Victoria

Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.

Queensland

BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

Get the latest from Thrillist Australia delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe here.


Related

Our Best Stories, Delivered Daily
The best decision you'll make all day.