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Cool off in Camden
Date Tue 1st Jan 2019 to Thu 31st Jan 2019
Camden Council's Youth Program is offering free pool entry to the Camden War Memorial Pool and Mount Annan Leisure Centre. Young people who live in the Camden LGA can pick up an access card to claim free entry from either: Camden War Memorial Pool, Mount Annan Leisure Centre, Camden and Narellan Libraries or Camden Council's Administration Building, Oran Park.
La Bohème at the Sydney Opera House
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Wed 7th Aug 2019
No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.

Experience the romance of the original Bohemian love story at La Bohème, set amongst the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s Berlin.

A poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher walk into a bar to celebrate a sudden windfall in a lean winter. It’s Christmas Eve, and the poet has just felt the first pangs of great love.
When a seamstress knocks on his door searching for candlelight, the pair fall in love faster than she can sing “Yes, they call me Mimi” Between the ideals of love and art and the cruel realities of cold winters, bitter jealousies and empty pockets, two sets of lovers are trying to find their way.

By the time this emotional opera finishes, you’ll know the answer to an eternal question: is love enough?

See it if you like: Tear-jerking love stories, romance and spectacle, food and fireworks with your opera.
Borrowed Scenery
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
For centuries, women have been the subjects of male artists, inserted into scenes framed by the male gaze. Borrowed Scenery explores what happens when the subjects of this gaze look back, step outside the frame, and assert their own vision and experience of the world.

With over 50 artworks from the Campbelltown City collection including ceramics, weavings, sculpture, paintings prints and new media, Borrowed Scenery celebrates and acknowledges the significance and influence of individual practice. Rather than becoming a subject of a scene, Borrowed Scenery creates a reflection of unique achievement and explores the discourses of female representation within collections and exhibitions. In response to Borrowed Scenery, The Countess Report will be critiquing the permanent collection addressing institutional accountability within contemporary arts.
Sydney Dance Company school holiday workshops
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Fri 25th Jan 2019
Spend this summer on the dance floor in Sydney Dance Company’s school holiday workshops.

For ages five to eighteen years, the summer workshops are an exciting and challenging opportunity for beginners to more intermediate dancers to improve their dance skills. They’ll learn fun routines from top teachers in the industry. Workshops include contemporary, lyrical, theatre jazz, commercial dance, boys only hip hop and a brand new dance improvisation class.
Pool Inflatable Days - Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019
These school holidays, bring the kids down to the indoor pools at Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre, where they can cool down and have fun on the Pool Inflatable.

Cost: Pool admission only (no additional cost for pool inflatable fun!)
Make your own copper or silver jewellery workshop
Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Wed 11th Jan 2023
You will learn how to design and fabricate textured jewellery using various metals (copper, silver).

The basic metal-smithing techniques of mark making will be explored using multiple hammers, letter stamps, number stamps and other tools. You will then have the opportunity to create your unique design.

This introductory style workshop will run for three hours in which you will have the option of making a pendant, earrings, or ring.
Pool Inflatable Days - Macquarie Fields
Date Thu 3rd Jan 2019 to Thu 24th Jan 2019
These school holidays, bring the kids down to the indoor pools at Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre, where they can cool down and have fun on the Pool Inflatable.

Cost: Pool admission only (no additional cost for pool inflatable fun!)
Make your own gemstone necklace
Date Thu 3rd Jan 2019 to Thu 5th Jan 2023
Mala bead necklaces have traditionally been used in meditation and prayer in many Asian cultures. However, many wear them for purposes such as healing parts of the body, mind, spirit, or simply because they are drawn to the beautiful coloured beads.

Making your own gemstone mala is a beautiful process through which you can incorporate blessings and intentions into your necklace. In this workshop you will be guided through the process of creating your own mala. All materials required to make your mala is included in the cost. Only genuine semi-precious gemstones and precious metals are used to create your special mala.

Join an expert jeweller as she guides you in this fun and relaxed creative workshop.
The Chatswood Family Festival on The Concourse
Date Thu 3rd Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
A silent disco, theatre shows, Aussie family films, family yoga, arts and crafts and circus workshops are just some of the highlights of the Chatswood Family Festival on The Concourse.

Premium children’s theatre performances include Storytime Ballet: Coppélia, The Gruffalo’s Child and the Willoughby Symphony’s Mini Maestros: Musical Opposites. Children can also learn new theatre skills at NIDA School Holiday Workshops.

Families can bop till they drop as Silent Sounds rolls into town for a free funky Silent Disco on 19 January with glowing headphones playing family-friendly favourites and fun games including putt-putt and ping-pong. Or have a relaxing start to your day with free Family Yoga on 8,15 and 22 January.

Sit, back, relax and enjoy family movies celebrating Australian film on the Urban Screen including Blinky Bill, Bran Nue Dae, Red Dog and Paper Planes each Friday evening from 6pm.

Roll up, roll up for circus skills workshops and performances with Circus Akimbo on 12 – 13 January. Learn coding skills at the CoderDojo workshop on 10 January. Drop in to Art and Craft activities from 16 – 25 January where you can also contribute to a giant collaborative painting – My Australia.
Cinema and Summertime Fun
Date Fri 4th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Swooping in for another 17 fun-filled nights of outdoor cinematic splendour this January, Night Owls Kids’ Film Festival is Sydney’s most anticipated annual family-friendly summer event, screening a bumper program of free box office hits.

Since 2012, Night Owls has delivered magical nights on Darling Quarter’s Village Green for adults and children alike—surrounded by nature, in the glow of the silver screen and under the spectacular city night sky, there truly is nothing else like it.
Brickman Cities Lego Exhibition
Date Fri 4th Jan 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
Ryan "The Brickman" McNaught launches world premiere of Brickman Cities powered by Lego City. Discover the history of the world’s greatest cities and help build them into the future with Lego.

Brickman Cities focuses on some of the world’s greatest cities—Dubai, London, New York, Sydney and Tokyo—with Brickman’s trademark cut-away detailed models representing three different stages of each city’s history, from 1000AD up to the present day and shows how each has evolved and grown. Every person that comes along then builds a new version of that city and what they think it will look like in the future!

See Eventfinda for more information.
Sydney Harbour Seafood and Carvery Lunch Cruise with Vagabond Cruises
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sun 29th Dec 2019
There is no place on earth that compares to Sydney Harbour and their Seafood and Carvery Lunch Cruise is the perfect way to combine spectacular views with sensational food and entertainment.

Their lunch cruise has been a Sydney favourite with locals and tourists for over 30 years! Providing restaurant style dining with a delicious buffet lunch, premium beverage options and the longest cruising route on the harbour, this is undoubtedly one of Sydney's most popular lunch cruises!

Three hour lunch cruise on spectacular Sydney Harbour. Spacious indoor and outdoor decks for panoramic views.
Allocated indoor restaurant style dining. Freshly prepared Seafood and Carvery buffet. Tempting desserts, fresh fruit platters, tea and coffee.

Alcoholic drinks included for three hours if option selected or enjoy a cash bar. Live music from talented artists as you dine.
Photographer on board. The longest cruising route of Sydney Harbour.
Latino Dinner Show Cruise with Vagabond Cruises
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sat 28th Dec 2019
Planning a night out or a special occasion? Your guests will be sure to enjoy the exciting beat of their entertaining dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour!

Come on board and let your senses be indulged with the explosive entertainment, tantalizing flavors, brilliant color and dazzling vibe!

This cruise is great for anyone wanting a fun night out on the Harbour or those just wanting to capture the best views of Sydney's most iconic landmarks whilst enjoying excellent food and entertainment!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Sydney’s Golden Ticket has arrived.

Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping Broadway score.

Willy Wonka is opening his marvellous and mysterious chocolate factory to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with colour and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerising joyride through a world of pure imagination.

Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka! Get ready for the Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, costumes and sets and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
The Beehive
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sat 23rd Feb 2019
On July 4, 1975, the crusading journalist, heiress and anti-development campaigner Juanita Nielsen went to a meeting at a Kings Cross underworld hang-out. She was never seen again.

In this innovative fiction and documentary video installation, artist Zanny Begg and producer Philippa Bateman weave the tropes of true crime and cold case stories with themes of gentrification, corruption and non-conformity: a story that echoes through the urban development tensions and housing affordability struggles Sydney experiences today.

The video is a compilation of scripted fiction (featuring leading actors including Pamela Rabe and Nicolas Hope), documentary interviews and choreographed sequences. Algorithmic editing means The Beehive morphs and evolves with each viewing, offering different glimpses into an enigma embedded in this ever-changing city’s psyche.

The Beehive is assembled by randomising software. Each screening has a unique duration of up to 33 minutes.
Make your own scarf workshop with merino wool
Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sat 14th Jan 2023
Create your own scarf with merino wool in this fun and informative workshop

Learn from a textile artist with over 20 years of experience

Everything's provided, so just book, turn up, and enjoy!
Junior Adventure Tour
Date Sun 6th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Uncover mysterious secrets and unusual facts on the Junior Adventure Tour. Kids can climb the Monumental Steps, peek behind the scenes and dress up in fancy theatrical costumes while learning about the magic that happens on and offstage at the Sydney Opera House. Once adventurers have worked up an appetite, stop by Opera Kitchen for a delicious harbourside Junior Lunch.

Make a day of it with the Junior Day Pack: A Junior Adventure Tour with souvenir photo, Junior Lunch and a ticket to The 91-Storey Treehouse, and make the memory last with a ‘creative genius’ or ‘tutu cute’ shirt from the Sydney Opera House Shop.
Play On – Holiday Workshop with Australian Shakespeare Co.
Date Mon 7th Jan 2019 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Give your children the freedom to explore! Working with words, scenes and larger than life characters in a drama workshop environment gives young people the best opportunity to build their own unique stepping stones to self-confidence.

For families it’s a win-win. A holiday workshop run by the company’s Directors, Actors and Teachers that is action-packed and lots of fun, a creative way to build self-confidence and a chance to create characters and explore stories before studying them at school. The week will focus on what makes a hero heroic or a villain villainous! Through storytelling, drama games, improvisation and scene study, the workshop will build towards a live showcase for family and friends.

The ASC believe theatre is a powerful tool for education, and fortunately it is entertaining too! Beyond understanding Shakespeare, their holiday workshops bring social-emotional learning directly into the rehearsal room in joyful, creative and purposeful ways.

Get ready to take the shackles off Shakespeare! See you there!
Drop In and Make: Colour, Pattern, Rhythm and Shape
Date Mon 7th Jan 2019 to Fri 25th Jan 2019
Free art making activity for families.

Taking your cue from the artworks on display in the exhibition Masters of modern art from the hermitage, join them for three weeks of dynamic art making experiences and workshops.

Week one: 7â€㥷 January Colourful trees and parks

Week two: 14â€㥾 January The expressive shapes and rhythms of ports and rivers

Week three: 21â€㦅 January The pattern of abstraction

Join them any time between 11am and 3:30pm. For children with their parents or carers. All materials and instructions provided.
Pigalle
Date Tue 8th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
A once glamorous but now fading Parisian neighbourhood is transformed into a joyous carousel of music, muscles, abandon and redemption in this fusion of burlesque, circus and discotheque with a soundtrack of 70s classics. Imagine a decadent Paris neighbourhood with an international cast of performers led by the legendary Marcia Hines. Pigalle is a glittering, raucous night on the town. Follow the noise!
Since Ali Died by Omar Musa
Date Tue 8th Jan 2019 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
Rapper, poet and award-winning author Omar Musa brings his electrifying show Since Ali Died back to the Stables after a triumphant sold-out run at Griffin’s inaugural Batch Festival.

Using the death of his hero Muhammad Ali as a lyrical springboard, Musa dives into a furious torrent of poetry, story and song, confronting everything from suburban violence to lost love to his Malaysian heritage and the dark realities of growing up as a brown-skinned Muslim boy in Queanbeyan.

A livewire, hypnotic and totally unmissable hour of theatre.
Sydney Festival
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Every January, Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on big ideas and cutting-edge art and performance.

The 2019 program spans 9-27 January and is kaleidoscopic in its diversity; from jaw-dropping cabaret, to epic art installations, international theatre, modern Indigenous work, exhilarating music gigs and more.

Inclusive programming, a broad range of free events and accessible pricing policies for the ticketed shows means that Sydney Festival is open to all, welcoming both Sydneysiders and visitors alike.
Ramsgate Markets
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019
The Ramsgate Foodies and Farmers Market supports so many local farmers and businesses, so bring along your shopping basket as you will find the freshest produce to serve your family and friends for Christmas lunch or dinner and the perfect gifts for stocking fillers.

There is plenty of grass to enjoy the awesome food on offer, live entertainment, a petting zoo, kid's activities, all your favourite fresh foods including seafood, fresh cherries, artisan bread/ pastries.
Free School Holiday Activities
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Fri 25th Jan 2019
This school holidays they are running activities for primary-aged children. The program includes an interactive presentation where you will learn about Australia’s banknotes, including how they are made and their security features, as well as learning about Australia’s history through the lives of the people that feature on the banknotes. There is also a treasure map activity to explore the Museum. Bookings essential.
A Ghost in My Suitcase
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
A breathtaking and magical adventure about grief, hunting for ghosts and a secret family gift, adapted from Gabrielle Wang’s thrilling novel, winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Children’s Novel.

Leaving behind her grieving father and brother in Australia, twelve-year-old Celeste travels to Shanghai to scatter her Chinese mother’s ashes in the Isle of Clouds, her 500-year-old ancestral home.

In a land she finds puzzlingly familiar, Celeste meets her gutsy, ghost-hunting grandmother Por Por for the first time, and also discovers her own spirit-chasing powers. Soon, Celeste is swept into a hair-raising battle, defying dangerous ancient spirits and teaming up with the hostile Ting Ting, Por Por’s adopted child, in a race to save her grandmother.

Written by Vanessa Bates and directed by Matt Edgerton and Ching Ching Ho, Barking Gecko’s beguiling and breathtaking stage production is suitable for ages eight and over.
Home
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Thu 17th Jan 2019
A house party where the whole audience is invited – award-winning absurdist Geoff Sobelle’s (The Object Lesson, Sydney Festival 2016) visual spectacle is a magical meditation on the meaning of home.

On an empty stage, a house rises before your eyes. People move in, move out. They eat, sleep, love, argue, throw a party – as though everyone who had ever lived in the house were there together, fighting for the fridge. Haunting one habitat, their domestic dance is an overlapping map of successive generations.

As the rituals, relationships and drama of everyday lives play out in a two-storey home, audience members join the party, building their own memories inside this transitory stage dwelling.

Multi-award-winning theatre-maker and absurdist Geoff Sobelle created Home after discovering layer upon layer of kitchen floor, each laid by former residents of his 100-year-old Philadelphia house. What makes a house a home, he wondered?

With a cast of seven, including live original songs from Elvis Perkins, this is a moving and miraculous visual poem about the stuff of life.
Always
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Barangaroo headland hosts a large scale outdoor sculpture by local Bangarra artist in residence Jacob Nash, featuring the declaration Always: always was, always will be. Visit the sculpture at Barangaroo Reserve at any time during the Festival.
Apollo 11 at Barangaroo South
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
The collective adventure that is space travel has many more heroes than the two men who walked on the moon in 1969.

Apollo 11 at Barangaroo South pays tribute to the diverse and under-appreciated heroes of space travel, from astronauts to mathematicians and beyond.

Sydney Festival has commissioned artworks and participatory experiences, free for the public to explore around Barangaroo South, as part of a city-wide commemoration of Apollo 11, the 1969 space flight that first landed people on the moon.

Cycle down to Barangaroo (and add your kilometres to the Fly Me To The Moon at World Square project) to see artworks including larger than life Sydmonauts, celebrating the work of the diverse heroes of space exploration.
Moon Drops at Darling Harbour
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
Experience weightlessness inside the earth’s gravitational pull and float through the air, with giant bouncy droplets Moon Drops at Darling Harbour.

International designers Jasmax collaborated with Alt Group and Auckland Council Public Arts team to create these super-sized water-filled droplets.

Head down to Darling Harbour to try out your skills on their five bouncy pads, that you can play, step, jump and roll on – like a rubber-encased drop of water or a mysteriously shifting spec of mercury, but scaled up by 1000 percent.

The installation is a moon-inspired mini-adventure for all the family to try out, defying gravity on Earth. Slip off your shoes and enjoy some (free) silliness on the brightly coloured Moon Drops at Darling Harbour this Festival season. Who said space travel had to be serious?
Fly Me To The Moon
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
You’re invited to help mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by taking part in an epic city-wide achievement.

Jump on your bike, alongside the rest of Sydney, and help them to collectively cycle the 384,400 kilometres to the moon.

You can take part in this slightly loony lunar expedition by visiting art installation Fly Me To The Moon at World Square and peddling on the wild flying bike sculpture Lunar Velocipede created by arts company Erth Visual and Physical.

You can also get involved in organised rides or donate the kilometres from your daily bike travel or gym sessions.

Together, let’s make it to the moon, and imagine what the Earth will be like in the next 50 years.
Blak Box
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019
In Urban Theatre Projects' Blak Box, elders and future leaders from Blacktown’s Aboriginal community invite audiences into a surround-sound listening pavilion, to hear stories and gain a deeper and broader understanding of contemporary Aboriginality.

In a 21st century campfire experience inspired by the concept of deep listening, a soundscape of music and storytellers ranges over thousands of years: a cross-generational dialogue bridging the past and the future.

After a successful opening season at Barangaroo, Blak Box moves to Blacktown – the largest Aboriginal community in Australia – for Sydney Festival. Blak Box is designed by award-winning architect Kevin O'Brien and the deep listening experience Four Winds is curated by Daniel Browning, with lighting by Karen Norris.

Auslan interpreted performance 19 January at 6pm.
Magistic Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
Experience a splendid dinner cruise on Sydney harbour with Magistic Cruises. The three-hour dinner cruise provides deluxe dinner buffet with fresh seafood, sumptuous salads, crafted desserts and selection of premium beverages. The infinite photo opportunities of eminent structures and the roving views of the Sydney harbour from the spacious outer decks of the catamaran is something that is not instilled in many.

Unwind yourself with a three-hour dinner cruise over the harbour on a crowd favourite catamaran. Treat yourself with the luxury of Magistic cruises at amazing deal prices! Also get an additional discount when booked online. Hurry, limited period offer!
Kids Bingo
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019
Doors open 1:30pm for a 2pm start. Includes chips, lollies, a drink, bingo texta and bingo book! Plus prizes for the craziest outfit!

Pre-purchase of tickets is highly recommended. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. To ensure the enjoyment of all attendees, please note children under the age of six years are not permitted in the Boronia Show Room during Kids Bingo. No prams, strollers or rockers permitted.
Tails of Trickery Magic Show
Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Fri 1st Feb 2019
Tails of Trickery Magic Show

Set in the magician’s very own habitat, adorned with the magicians’ illusions, secrets and magic memorabilia your senses shall indulge in the fascinating art form of magic. The Magicians Cabaret is a place as unique as they come.

Your adventure begins with collecting your tickets at box office, then a quick visit at the magicians secret top hat bar for a pre-show drink. After a short stroll around the magical space you are ushered to your seat in the cabaret room. Once the magicians secret oath is recited, stage lights, music, curtain - Acclaimed Master Magician James Karp appears and along with storytelling, a parade of surprises and a few of his furry and feathery assistants, takes you on a one hour journey of mystery and wonder.

Afterwards, life is always enchanting.

Be quick with your sleight of hand, just 11 magical nights
Shanghai Mimi
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Dress to the nines and immerse yourself in the intoxicating world of Shanghai Mimi, a sumptuous cabaret of delights.

Inspired by 1930s Shanghai, a city famous for its flamboyant clubs and heady nights, Shanghai Mimi parts the curtains on an enchanted world.

Directed by internationally acclaimed performer and director Moira Finucane, whose ground-breaking cabarets enrapture audiences from Beijing to Berlin, the performance stars Qinghai Acrobatic Troupe from beyond the Gobi desert and a hotshot live band playing long-lost vintage Chinese jazz and blues unearthed in a condemned Mumbai warehouse.

Meanwhile, dancers, acrobats, aerialists and singers from China, Cameroon, Australia and France give thrilling performances: flying overhead, dazzling your eyes and winning your hearts.
The Jungle Book – the Next Chapter
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
A brand-new production of Rudyard Kipling’s children’s classic.

A fun-filled, energetic musical adventure that invites the audience to join in the action when Baloo the bear and Mowgli, the young orphan boy raised in the jungle by wolves meet again several years after Mowgli has left the jungle.

Together, through a concert style-show full of original songs, interactive fun and multimedia, they bring to life Mowgli’s exciting escapades growing up in the jungle with Bagheera the black panther, Kaa the python, Shere Kahn the tiger, the cheeky Monkeys and the Jackal.

Adapted by Glenn Elston with music by Paul Norton.
Street Photography Exhibition
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
Discover the candid street photography prolific on Sydney’s streets from the 1930s to 1960s.

During the mid-20th century, commercial street photographers were a familiar sight on Sydney’s streets. The photographers captured everyday people as they strode by or stopped to pose.

Taken against the vibrant background of the city streets, these photographs captured candid moments in the lives of millions of people.

Subjects ranged from uniformed servicemen and women to postwar migrants exploring their new city and young couples out for a day in town.

Following a hugely successful public call-out, the exhibition draws together photos from hundreds of private family albums.

This extraordinary, largely unseen record of Sydney and its people is displayed alongside contemporary street photography by photomedia artist Anne Zahalka, capturing people on the streets of Sydney today.
Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Sat 9th Mar 2019
Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul, a three-year nationally touring survey exhibition organised by Bundanon Trust, will premiere at National Art School Gallery, Sydney from 10 January until 9 March 2019 before touring regional institutions across Australia until 2021. Curated by Barry Pearce and drawn principally from Bundanon Trust’s own collection of the artist’s work, Arthur Boyd: Landscape of the Soul explores a lifetime of landscape paintings by renowned Australian artist Arthur Boyd.

The exhibition features some 60 key Arthur Boyd paintings including a group of masterpieces borrowed from major state art museums, as well as 20 works on paper, letters, photographs and sketchbooks spanning almost half a century and featuring works from his adolescence through to his final years.
The Listies – Ickypedia
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019
Australia’s favourite kid comedians The Listies are bringing their high-energy, ridiculously funny, kid-tastic antics to Monkey Baa during the Summer School Holidays (10 to 23 January, 2019). Ickypedia brings Rich and Matt’s best-selling book of the same name to the stage in a show full of puns, silly walks, poo-humour and side-splitting hysterics.

“A dictionary of disgusting new words", Ickypedia tackles all the life’s unimportant questions including "how do you take a Smellfie, what exactly are Udderpants, what happens if you never-ever clean your room and what exactly is Pooetry? With giant inflatable snot monster, toilet roll cannons, string spray cans, bin juice and bubbles (lots of bubbles!)…it’s a mix of clowning, slapstick, and improvised chaos that the whole family will enjoy.

This is perfect holiday fun.
Brett Whiteley: Drawing is Everything
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
An extraordinary facility for drawing set Brett Whiteley on the path of a remarkable career as one of Australia’s best-known artists. Drawing lay at the very heart of everything he did – from painting to sculpture to prints – and was fundamental to his imaginative and creative process.

This is the first major exhibition to explore the central place of drawing in Whiteley’s art, and showcases rarely-seen works suffused with the unmistakable personality of the great Australian master.
Taste of Tasmania
Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Thu 28th Feb 2019
Discover the culinary surprises, delicious tastes, and unique flavours of Tasmania.

Savour an epicurious menu of the Apple Isle’s finest fare, created by Chef De Cuisine Insup Kim.

From oysters and Green Abalone, to Salt Grass Flinders Island Lamb and cherries, you’ll enjoy an abundance of fresh produce.

Each course has been expertly matched with Tasmanian wines by Sommelier Matt Herod.

Did they mention the view? Take your seat and enjoy a spectacular vista, as all of Sydney unfurls below…

Available at Altitude until 28 February, 2019.

Flickerfest Short Film Festival
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Over the last 20 years Flickerfest has grown to become Australia's leading competitive International Short Film Festival with entries coming from filmmakers across the globe. Nowadays it' seen as one of the main festivals on the world circuit.

The Festival will include the following competitions: International, Australian, Documentary, Environmental, and FlickerUp (Australian School Students Competition).

Award will be given for Best International Short Film - (Academy® accredited), Award for Best Animation - (Academy® accredited), Award for Best Australian Short Film - (Academy® accredited).

Plus a host of industry and cash prizes across all competitions recognising excellence in the short film form valued at over AUD40,000.

Please visit the Flickerfest website for further event information.
Silent Disco
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Fri 25th Jan 2019
It’s a party in the library – put on some headphones, turn up the music and dance like no librarians are watching. Special guest DJs spin the latest tracks for you to silently strut your stuff in the State Library’s newly refurbished galleries. There’ll be a licensed bar operating with special literary cocktails on the menu on some days. The State Library is also hosting an all-ages night just for families.
The Ropes: Amrita Hepi and Adrian Piper
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Building upon the rich history of skipping, this newly commissioned video installation explores cultural resilience and continuity through dance, gesture, video and performance.

Commissioned by Cement Fondu and The Lock-Up, artist, dancer and choreographer Amrita Hepi’s new project invites audiences into a deeply affecting, educative and visceral engagement with specific aspects of blak experience.

The project draws on the familiarity and accessibility of pop culture, YouTube tutorials and dance – with video showcasing Hepi’s original choreography and an accompanying series of live performances. In this work Hepi evokes how rhythm, rhyme and new ways of sharing carry spectrums of the blak experience as self-expression and cultural celebration, as well as embodying political and social turbulence and trauma.
Aerialize Workshops
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Discover your inner acrobat in a series of active and immersive workshops with Sydney’s leading circus training centre.

Aerialize hosts a range of affordable workshops for all ages and abilities, covering everything from aerial skills and flying trapeze to and mini-tramp, including a new Circus Ninja Warrior Course for children and adults.

Aerialize workshops includes Thisability, a fully accessible workshop for kids aged four and over with disability.

These highly skilled performers and teachers specialise in inclusivity, with sessions ranging from aerial adventures for toddlers aged over two to sensory exploration for kids with special needs. Learn how to swing, soar and leap, and try your hand at becoming a circus star of tomorrow.
Counting and Cracking
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Radha and her son Siddhartha are finally ready to embrace their lives in Sydney's western suburbs, when a phone call from Colombo brings the past spinning back to life. Sixteen actors play four generations of a family, in a story about Australia as a land of refuge; Sri Lanka’s efforts to remain united; and reconciliation within families, across countries, across generations.

Written by S. Shakthidharan, this powerful new Australian play is staged in Sydney Town Hall and served with a Sri Lankan meal.

It’s a timely illustration of the ways in which Australia transforms those who come here and is itself transformed, that ultimately reveals not how much separates, but what people all have in common.
Biladurang
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
A dark, funny and intimate solo work by dancer, choreographer and proud Wiradjuri man Joel Bray, performed for an up-close, bathrobe-clad audience in a hotel room.

Inspired by a period of upheaval in his life, and loosely based on the Dreamtime story of the Biladurang – the platypus – the winner of Best Performance at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe is a sexy, tender and affectingly autobiographical piece of dance-theatre about heritage, identity and yearning for home.

As a gay man meeting middle-age, a dancer toiling at the peak of his powers and a Wiradjuri man with ties to Israel and country Australia, Bray took a long look at his life and wondered, “Who am I?” In Biladurang, he chases his demons and goes soul-searching in the neutral space of the hotel room, inspiring audience members to chat, drink and dance together as he weaves his story across every part of the room.
January Rock N Roll Bands
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Fri 25th Jan 2019
Catch the greatest local rock n roll bands live and free in their Auditorium from 8pm every Friday night. Their January Acts are:

11 January: Hit Makers
18 January: On the Prowl
25 January: Midnight Drifters
Destination Sydney Re-Imagined
Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
Nine artists, three galleries, one exhibition—the visual arts event of the summer!

Destination Sydney: re-imagined is the second exhibition in a series of collaborations between three Sydney public galleries—Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and the S.H.Ervin Gallery. It follows in the footsteps of the jointly presented and highly successful collaborative exhibition project, Destination Sydney. Held over the summer of 2015 to 2016, Destination Sydney was an unprecedented in its achievement and showcased artworks responding to the theme of Sydney as a destination for creative endeavours.

Destination Sydney: Re-imagined returns to the subject of Sydney as a source of inspiration for so many artists, who have been drawn to its unrivalled landscapes. This exhibition will present the work of nine major Australian artists whose contributions have become synonymous with the landscape of Sydney.

Featured artists include Ethel Carrick Fox, Adrian Feint and Ken Done (Manly Art Gallery and Museum), Roy de Maistre, Robert Klippel and Michael Johnson (Mosman Art Gallery) Jeffrey Smart, Nicholas Harding and Wendy Sharpe (S.H. Ervin Gallery).

Colour catalogue available.

Children under 12 enter free.
Movies by the Boulevard
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Gather your friends and family, sit back and enjoy movies under the stars.

Watch popular blockbusters and enjoy this celebration of cinema under the stars. This year will also include a special extended Australia Day program and massive variety of free entertainment and activities on selected nights.

Arrive early for a selection of tasty food, drinks and snacks available for purchase, or pack a picnic and rug or low chair and have a leisurely evening.

Proudly supported by City of Parramatta
Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
A dark, funny and high-energy klezmer-folk tale inspired by the real-life story of two Romanian Jews seeking refuge in Canada in 1908.

It’s early 20th century Halifax and Chaim and Chaya, hounded from home, are waiting for immigration to decide their future, under threat of tuberculosis and typhus. Will they survive in this new land?

With neo-klezmer songs written by director Christian Barry and acclaimed genre-bending performer and musician Ben Caplan
(Sydney Festival 2014), this quirky one-act musical is written by award-winning playwright Hannah Moscovitch, who based it on the story of her own Jewish great-grandparents.

This bewitching music-theatre hybrid and cautionary tale for modern times – performed with instruments ranging from fiddle to clarinet, accordion, banjo and megaphone – was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards, won multiple Edinburgh Fringe awards and was a New York Times Critic's Pick.
Private Flower Crown Workshop
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
Flower crown workshop is on trend. If you are searching for a unique and creative activity for your special day, it is the perfect choice. Making a flower crown is fun and easy. They love doing parties! Celebrate your hen party/bridal shower, baby shower, birthdays in style by making stunning floral headpieces with your dearest friends and bridesmaids at the flower crown workshop.

Their flower experts ensure you have loads of fun and walk out of the door wearing gorgeous fresh blooms in your hair. Add a flower power to your big weekend. Flower Lane and Co offers customised and private floral crown workshops to suit your needs. Meet your flower expert and create gorgeous floral crowns with them.

They’d love to chat with you and host a special party for you.

Huge Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale - Summertime Madness- Sydney
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
They're coming back in 2019 and they're bringing you Summertime madness!

They will have all your Indoor Plant favourites including as many rare plants as they can source for you. They'll also have a brand new pot range too!

Please note Premium rare plants will have a limit of one per customer.

They do this to help ensure that rare plants are shared amongst more people!

Dress up- AUD5 off if you wear beach attire! They are talking inflatables, bathers, towels, sunglasses, hats! Must wear at least two items to qualify.

This event will be ticketed and tickets will launch on Monday 7 January.

Miracle Mile - January Special
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
Bring your family and friends to celebrate the New Year at Club Menangle.

This special restaurant will include an all you can eat buffet with a complementary glass of house beer or wine upon arrival.

Bookings are essential!
To book a table contact the Club Menangle catering team or send an email.
Notice of Motion
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
This exhibition brings together works from the Campbelltown City Council permanent collection selected by the Councillors of Campbelltown.

Referencing a common phrase used by Concillors at Council Meetings, a ‘Notice of Motion’ is a request for action to be made regarding any matter that is relevant to the people living within a given Council or Local Government Area. Currently, more than 180,000 people across 33 suburbs call Campbelltown home, making it one of the 10 largest Local Government authorities in New South Wales.

Featuring a selection of artworks from as early as 1960 to as recent as 2014, the exhibition consists of a variety of artists, mediums and subjects. Most notably, this eclectic exhibition embraces the diverse interests and important issues of the rapidly changing and growing region of Campbelltown as advocated by their Councillors.
January Saturday Bands
Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
Don't miss their incredible line up of live music from Sydney's best-known acts, live and free in the Keller Lounge every Saturday night from 9pm. Their January acts are:

12 January: DNA
19 January: Rock City Saints
26 January: The Suits
Article 14.1
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019
Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14.1

For this 10-day durational performance, Australian artist Phuong Ngo invites viewers to join him as he relieves a momentous journey – his parents' immigration by boat from Vietnam in 1981. Join Ngo as he folds thousands of origami boats and listen to recorded interviews with Vietnamese refugees.

On the last night of the performance a special boat burning ceremony takes place at sunset in memory of those lost at sea.
Holiday Drama Workshops
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Fri 18th Jan 2019
Curious about drama? Want to see if it’s right for you, but super busy in the term time?

Five Day Drama workshops are a great introduction to drama – and many students come back each holidays for them! What looks like fun games are really important drama exercises that teach the fundamentals of performance, as well as build confidence, creative thinking and skills for working with others.

Classes often do book out as places are limited to 14 students. They believe a small class size gives the best drama experience for students!

These workshops run for five days and there are two classes available for young people. The first class is for five - eight year olds and the second class is for nine - twelve year olds.
Kids vs Wild - Water Fun
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Thu 24th Jan 2019
Keep cool this summer – join the educators for two hours of water fun away from the beach. Learn to make a water filter, run the wet sponge gauntlet, avoid the spray of the spitting cobra, and explore the ponds with some dip netting. These activities are heaps of fun for kids and they will also gain knowledge that will help them with their STEM classes in the next terms.

Age: five - twelve years
Taste of Bush School
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Thu 24th Jan 2019
Want to see what Bush School is about? Come to their special Wild Play session and check it out, by joining their rangers for a morning of fun in their mud kitchen.

Age: 2.5 – five years.

Meeting point: Fearnley Grounds, off Grand Drive, Centennial Park. Meet outside the café.

Cancellation policy: Once tickets are purchased no refunds, exchange or credits will be given, unless the event is cancelled by the Parklands due to dangerous conditions.

Special notes: Please note children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bush School is an outdoor program and will take place in all-weather except for high winds. It is recommended children wear old clothes and gumboots. A spare change of clothes is advised. Participants (adults and children) are expected to dress for the outdoors, including bringing wet weather gear, a hat, sturdy enclosed shoes and waterproof footwear when required.
Kids vs Wild - Water fun!
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Tue 22nd Jan 2019
Keep cool this summer – join their educators for two hours of water fun away from the beach. Learn to make a water filter, run the wet sponge gauntlet, avoid the spray of the spitting cobra, and explore their ponds with some dip netting. These activities are heaps of fun for kids and they will also gain knowledge that will help them with their STEM classes in the next terms.

If you book this program together with the program Eco Art in the afternoon, their educators will supervise the lunch break.
Special notes: This program will go ahead in wet weather, it will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. Children must wear enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.

Cancellation policy: Once tickets are purchased no refunds, exchange or credits will be given, unless the event is cancelled by the Gardens due to dangerous conditions.
EcoArt for Kids
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Tue 22nd Jan 2019
If you love plants and animals, are aged between five - 12 years and want to explore your creative side, then this art workshop is for you! Children will play some nature-based art games working with a range of art mediums and natural materials to make a series of works to either leave in situ (on site) and to take home.

Price includes all art materials. If you book this program together with the program Kids vs Wild in the morning, their educators will supervise the lunch break.

Special notes: This program will go ahead in wet weather, it will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. Children must wear enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.

Cancellation policy: Once tickets are purchased no refunds, exchange or credits will be given, unless the event is cancelled by the Gardens due to dangerous conditions.

Back to School Craft Activity
Date Mon 14th Jan 2019 to Fri 18th Jan 2019
Bankstown Central is welcoming in the New Year with free children’s entertainment starting with the Back to School craft activities from Monday 14 to Friday 18 January.

From 11am to 2pm daily on level 2 (near Target), the kids can let their creativity run wild with a different craft activity on every day—plus they get to take their masterpieces home!

Monday 14: Sand Art
Tuesday 15: Pompom Pencil
Wednesday16: Scratch Art
Thursday 17: Pencil Case
Friday 18: Library Bag

Bush Pizza
Date Tue 15th Jan 2019 to Mon 21st Jan 2019
Combine all the joys of food with the great outdoors in their new children’s event.

Kids will learn all about native Australian plants, and how they were used by the Aboriginal people. Bring all the ingredients together to make your very own yummy pizza, from materials right here in Centennial Park.

This session is packed full of games for kids from five - twelve.
Tech Takeover: Coding and STEM School Holiday Workshops
Date Tue 15th Jan 2019 to Thu 17th Jan 2019
Join Coder Academy for a fun and engaging week filled with coding, robotics, electronics, Virtual Reality and much more! A variety of STEM based activities will be running each day during the January school holidays to suit a wide range of interests, ages and give you the chance to explore the latest digitech toys whilst learning essential 21st Century skills.

Tuesday (Ages eight and over) Learn how to code an interactive website using Javascript and then learn how you can use these skills to code interactive robotics.

Wednesday (Ages twelve and over) Learn all about 3D modelling including the different types of software, tips and tricks from a pro and create a 3D character that can then be used as your character in Unity on Thursday.

Thursday (Ages twelve and over) Design, code and create a multilevel platform game. You will be taken through a real life studio environment and collaborate with multiple people to create a bigger and better game.

See Eventfinda for more information.
The Australian Wildlife show
Date Tue 15th Jan 2019 to Tue 22nd Jan 2019
Join them for an amazing Wildlife Show and find out who lives in Australia.

The experienced rangers of Australian Wildlife Display will bring a range of animals from cute and cuddly to scaly and scary! You will see them, hear their story, and maybe even touch them or have a photo taken with them!

And why not make it a day –enjoy The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden afterwards.

Children need to be supervised at all times. Everyone needs a ticket. Bring your own picnic rugs
Ages four to ten years.
Kids Kanga Kitchen – Aboriginal Holiday Program
Date Tue 15th Jan 2019 to Thu 17th Jan 2019
Jump into action with their Aboriginal educators for an exciting hands-on cooking and learning experience. Create your very own Kangaroo burger and native infused cupcake as you learn about native flora and fauna significant to Aboriginal culture through cooking and fun outdoor activities.

Special notes: This program will go ahead in wet weather, it will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. Children must wear enclosed shoes and bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.

Cancellation policy: Once tickets are purchased no refunds, exchange or credits will be given, unless the event is cancelled by the Gardens due to dangerous conditions.
Pointless - Studio Audience
Date Tue 15th Jan 2019 to Wed 20th Feb 2019
Production has begun for Series Two of Pointless, the hit quiz show where the obvious answers mean nothing, and the obscure answers mean everything!

Pointless will be filming at Network Ten Studios located in Pyrmont with day and night sessions available throughout January and February 2019!

Most quiz shows test contestants knowledge of important topics like history, geography and literature with the winning contestant being the one who scores the most points.
'Pointless' isn't most quiz shows. Contestants try to score as few points as possible while racking their brains trying to come up with answers no one else can think of for general-knowledge questions.

They would love for you to join them as part of the studio audience to get involved with the quizzing fun!

For more information and to secure your free tickets now, please head to the website.
Gotye Presents a Tribute to Jean-Jacques Perrey
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Thu 17th Jan 2019
The Ondioline was the sound of the future in the 1940s. The French-made, vacuum tube-driven keyboard was an early precursor to the modern synthesizer, and by deftly manipulating its knee lever, laterally moving keyboard and complement of timbre-changing switches, it made a wide range of sounds that were previously impossible.

The greatest practitioner of the Ondioline was medical student turned keyboard whizz Jean-Jacques Perrey. His joyful, sound-effect filled recordings struck a chord with Beck, The Beastie Boys and the makers of Sesame Street. They’re also cited as daily inspiration for Australia’s own multi-instrumental savant Gotye, who celebrates Perrey’s life and work in this unique theatre-in-the-round event, intimately showcasing the work of his 'spiritual grandfather'.

Gotye’s Ondioline Orchestra also features leading keyboardist Rob Schwimmer, former Psychedelic Furs keyboardist Joe McGinty and members of acclaimed US alternative band Zammuto. The set includes Perrey’s more familiar works as well as super rare cuts made with Dick Hyman and Twin Peaks composer Angelo Badalamenti.
Spotlight Prowl
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Fri 14th Jun 2019
Dusk is a wonderful time to spot animals in Centennial Parklands. The park is home to a variety of nocturnal creatures, from brushtail possums, microbats, and tawny frogmouths to one of Sydney’s largest colonies of grey-headed flying-foxes.

Join their experienced Rangers for a fascinating and surprising spotlight walk to see how the Park transforms when the sun goes down.

Meeting point: Robertson Road Gates

Summer Special: during the summer months, the walks will last 1.5 hours instead of one hour.
In The Heights
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
This quadruple Tony Award-winning work is a modern musical infused with salsa rhythms by a 10-piece Latino band.

Written by Hamilton creator and Moana composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights is set in summertime Manhattan’s vibrant, close-knit Hispanic-American neighbourhood Washington Heights, where community comes first.

Despite their close bonds, the hard-working residents grapple with serious challenges: Usnavi is stuck running a debt-ridden corner bodega and dreaming of a simpler life with his family in the Dominican Republic. Nina’s family is trying to scrape together the funds to send her to Stanford, as Vanessa struggles to put a down payment on an apartment. All the while, rumours circulate that someone’s bought a winning lottery ticket and is about to finally get rich.

This joyous summer tale is about family, community and chasing your dreams while staying true to your roots.​
Bush Rangers - Water Fun
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019
The greatest alternative to screen time!

Led by their experienced team of Bush Rangers, children will enjoy a day of wildlife, bush craft, outdoor challenges, games and free play, all in the great outdoors of Centennial Parklands. Activities are designed to allow children to play outside and to take part in problem solving and cooperative challenges. This program is a firm holiday favourite and places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

This program will focus on the theme water, and will include mini raft building, water games and a visit to the Ian Potter Children's Wild Play Garden!

Age: five to twelve years

Special notes: This program will go ahead in all weather except high winds, so please come prepared with wet weather gear. Children must wear enclosed shoes. Please bring morning tea and lunch.

Cancellation policy: Once tickets are purchased no refunds, exchange or credits will be given, unless the event is cancelled by the Parklands due to dangerous conditions.
Deer Woman
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
Deer Woman is a solo-warrior-woman story of righteous vengeance. Created by Indigenous artists Tara Beagan and Andy Moro and performed by actor and activist Cherish Violet Blood.

Deer Woman tells the story of a young, missing and murdered girl in a country where 1,600 Indigenous women and girls currently are recognised as being missing or murdered.

But Lila, the missing girl’s big sister, refuses to stand idly by. She is the daughter of a hunter who taught her all he knew. She’s ex-army, too. When circumstances converge, Lila finds the perfect opportunity to avenge her baby sister’s murder while exercising the skills taught by the Canadian government.

Deer Woman is directed by mixed blood Euro/Omushkego designer Andy Moro, who designed lights for smash hit Monster at Sydney Festival, 1999.

Deer Woman contains extreme, graphic, historical and contemporary violence.
The Chat
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Sun 20th Jan 2019
A dark and comic collaboration devised and performed with ex-offenders that explores the realities of the criminal justice system. Theatre maker and former parole officer JR Brennan worked with actors, former prisoners, criminologists and academics to create this compelling performance experiment.

Set in an imagined future, a real-life ex-offender takes on the role of parole officer interviewing a version of themselves, played by renowned comic actor David Woods (Ridiculusmus, Back to Back). Their parole has been breached. Are they entitled to freedom? Should they go back inside? The audience, as parole board, must decide.

Winner of the Green Room Award for Best Performer (David Woods) and nominated for Best Contemporary Performance, The Chat challenges stereotypes about ex-offenders, exposes the human cost behind the justice system and reveals the uncomfortable complexities of how people who have done their time can escape the cycle of retribution and truly know freedom.
Dance Workshops: Modern Art Movements
Date Wed 16th Jan 2019 to Wed 30th Jan 2019
Embody the revolutionary spirit of the moderns with mass movement workshops for all, led by Danielle Micich, artistic director of celebrated dance theatre company Force Majeure. Each week, dance in the spirit of a different art movement inspired by the exhibition Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage, from the jagged forms of Picasso’s cubism to the vibrant energy of Kandinsky’s abstraction.
Carve Pro
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
The Carve Pro will light up Maroubra Beach from this January when it kick-starts the 2019 Australasian World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) leg.

The elite four-day QS 1000 rated event will form the first of three stops on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series and will take place in Maroubra Beach from January 23 to 26.

The 2019 Carve Pro is supported by the NSW Government. The event will also be proudly supported by Carve, Randwick City Council, Souths Juniors, Storage King, Vissla, AirAsia, H2Coco, Mothernest, WSL and Surfing NSW.
The King and Queen of Green - Theatre Holiday Fun
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Princes and princesses of all ages will enjoy this fun and interactive outdoor theatre show.

This interactive show explores the topic of landfill and the simple things anyone can do at home to reduce the amount of waste. The King and Queen then lead a Race to the Right Bin, choose wisely!

The King and Queen of Green have travelled around Australia performing and giving workshops at schools, festivals and events. They educate audiences about reducing waste to landfill through the use of composting, recycling and worm farms.

Dress-up attire encouraged

Note: Carers do not require a ticket
Paul Capsis with Jethro Woodward and The Fitzroy Youth Orchestra
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019 to Fri 18th Jan 2019
One of the most gifted interpreters of song in Australia, Paul Capsis deploys his vocal blowtorch to light up rock music’s dark side, featuring songs by artists including Patti Smith, Tom Waits, Lou Reed, Lana Del Rey and The Doors, and classics made famous by Janis Joplin, Nina Simone and Led Zeppelin.

Backed by a high-octane live band led by Jethro Woodward, this is Capsis at his most raw and rock. One of Australia’s most versatile performers, he’s worked with most of the leading Australian theatre companies, as well as in Vienna, Hong Kong, London, Edinburgh and New York.

With a musical background as varied as his acting career, Capsis has sung with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Soweto Gospel Choir of South Africa, Judi Connelli, Russell Crowe and Marcia Hines.
Jonathan Bree
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
​New Zealand indie pop royalty Jonathan Bree (The Brunettes) brings to Sydney his third solo album, the sultry and self-effacing tribute to failed romance Sleepwalking.

After a 13-year career as one half of storied New Zealand indie-pop duo The Brunettes, Bree has since dedicated himself to his solo career, running Lil’ Chief Records and directing acclaimed music videos, including the clip for top Sleepwalking cut You’re So Cool, which Time Out New York declared the Best Music Video of the Year.

With wit-laden lyricism that nods to Jarvis Cocker, baroque bendy string instrumentation, Gainsbourg-inspired production and the 60s aesthetic and warm baritone of Scott Walker, Bree and band deliver a masterclass in simple, spacious and clever pop songwriting.
The Australian Wildlife Show Mount Annan
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Join them for an amazing Wildlife Show and find out who lives in Oz!

The experienced rangers of Australian Wildlife Display will bring a range of animals from cute and cuddly to scaly and scary! You will see them, hear their story, and maybe even touch them or have a photo taken with them!

And why not make it a day – grab your picnic rug and enjoy the Australian flora in the garden over lunch!
Sunset Cinema North Sydney
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
Sink into a beanbag, sip on fine wine, laugh long and loud.

Sunset Cinema is back at North Sydney Oval from January to March. Featuring foot-stomping blockbusters, family favourites and VHS classics under the stars.

With full bar facilities and more food than you can poke a fork at, Sunset Cinema is the ultimate way to soak up Summer in Sydney this year.

Feature films include Bohemian Rhapsody, Fantastic Beasts 2 and Mary Poppins Returns.

Check the website to see the full program.

The JC Acoustic Sessions Featuring Susannah Pyrmont
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Back yet again by popular demand, this dynamic duo will be serving up a night of re-imagined favourites with a sprinkling of 90s including songs from The New Radicals, PJ Harvey, Fiona Apple, The Dandy Warhols, Alanis, Garbage, Britney and Melissa plus some QOTSA, KD Lang and Hall and Oats. Great location, great cocktails, great music and great for the soul. What more could one want?
Mt. Mountain – Golden Rise Tour
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Perth’s Mt. Mountain return with their third and most powerful full-length release to date: Golden Rise.

Recorded in 2017, Golden Rise marks the band’s second collaboration with producer Ron Pollard (Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Hideous Sun Demon) at his North Dandalup studio, two hours south-east of Perth. As with their previous album, the conceptually ambitious and sonically expansive Dust, Golden Rise channels the vast landscapes of the band’s hometown of Perth and its diverse surrounds.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Stormcellar
Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
Stormcellar will be showcasing music from their 10th and 11th albums 'Safe Harbour' and 'Rogue State' as well as works from across their back catalogue and the depths of the archives. Head on out for homegrown blues, roots and rock!
Picton Markets
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
Picton Markets (formerly Creative Traders Markets) are held on the first Sunday of the month. They provide an opportunity to purchase local fresh produce direct from the farmer and locally produced hand made items.

Produce includes vegetables, honey, fruits, home made jams and chutneys, lavender, olive products, breads and more.

Artworks on offer include jewellery, quilting, glass art, paintings, unique gifts and more.

Entertainment and art space for sale of local artwork.
Gross and Gory with Fizzics
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
Explore all things creepy and gooey in the name of studying the human body. Make fake snot, vile vomit bombs, exploding pimples, fake wounds and more. Not for the faint hearted but so much fun! Wear old clothes in this one.

The course is run by Fizzics Education and is presented by a science educator.

Age: Grades K - Six (in 2018).

To make up a full day program, simply book the corresponding morning or afternoon activity on the same day.

They will provide a supervised lunch break (Bring Your Own lunch) from 12 noon – 1pm and will transition your child to the afternoon activity. This program is complemented with Crazy Contraptions.

Children to wear old clothes and bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and a snack (no peanut traces).

Extreme Engineering
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
Get your build on! The kids will have a blast in this holiday Extreme Engineering workshop where they put their imagination to the test constructing all sorts of contraptions. Engineers take scientific concepts and use them to make things bigger and better.

You’ll be exploring the world of engineering through a series of activities designed to make you creatively think around design challenges.

The course is run by Fizzics Education and is presented by a science educator.

Age: Grades Kindergarten-Six (in 2018).

To make up a full day program, simply book the corresponding morning or afternoon activity on the same day. Centennial Parklands Rangers will provide a supervised lunch break (Bring lunch) from 12noonâ€ֿpm and will transition your child to the afternoon activity. Why not make it a full day of science fun by pairing with the afternoon Gross and Gory Workshop.

Children to wear old clothes and bring a hat, sunscreen, water bottle and a snack (no peanut traces).
Nakhane
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
With emotive, fragile vocals reminiscent of Anohni and Perfume Genius, and a charismatic presence that channels Grace Jones via Prince, Nakhane’s sultry synth-pop delivers revealing lyrics about identity, queerness and religion, with powerful androgynous sexuality.

After years working Johannesburg venues as an acoustic singer-songwriter, Nakhane’s club hit We Dance Again with top South African DJ Black Coffee led him to embrace glamorous electro-pop with sweeping strings and African mbira percussion. This South African is on a fast-track to glam-pop superstardom.
Boombox
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
Boombox is back with a killer line-up of local Hip Hop & street art.

Fortay At Large, Lee Monro, That Kid Kearve, Needham, Redbak/Bravo Linguista, Prolifik The Gifted, The Rachael Rose Show, U-T£ll, The MaVeriq Illwave and more.

Boombox is a drug and alcohol free event brought to u by Project Youth, KRC, ADF and Sutherland Shire council. This all ages event is free, but you must register for tickets from the link below or pick up a ticket from one of the Project Youth offices. Menai, Miranda or Hurstville. Event is strictly drug and alcohol free, Anyone under the influence will not be permitted entry.
Ned Kelly and Co: Theatre Holiday Fun
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
A fun-filled interactive theatre production of thrills, danger and adventure is coming to the Australian Botanic Gardens. Join the Ned Kelly and Co. drama company and learn about the lives of Australia’s most notorious and dangerous bushrangers in this engaging and action-packed production.

Kids will have the chance to shine in the spotlight as they uncover how people survived in the Australian bush, whilst being on the run from the law.
Why not dress up yourself as one of the notorious bushrangers!
Bugs and Bees – Make an Insect Hotel
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019 to Mon 21st Jan 2019
How do bees see? Where does honey come from? How do flowers use colours, perfume and shapes to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators?

So many questions to explore! Visit their native stingless bees, go on a bug hunt, and learn how to make a great hotel for the little friends that help them all survive.
All materials included.
Herringbone
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Herringbone, the darkly comic vaudevillian ghost story told by 11 larger than life characters, will take to the Kings Cross Theatre stage for a limited season.

Award-winning director, performer and Artistic Director of Squabbalogic, Jay James-Moody, will assume the title role of Herringbone and the ten characters that live inside him. James-Moody was recently lauded for his role in Hayes Theatre Co’s ‘She Loves Me’ and was a member of the original Australian company of ‘The Book of Mormon’.

Set in Alabama during the Great Depression, eight-year-old George is taken under the wing of a vaudeville veteran, Chicken, in the hopes of George making it big in Hollywood. However, things go awry when the malevolent spirit of Lou, Chicken’s former partner, hijacks George’s body to exact his revenge and stage a comeback.

‘Herringbone’ marks the highly-anticipated return of Squabbalogic from a nearly two-year hiatus. Squabbalogic aims to present an eclectic range of local premieres of the best new musicals and reinterpretations from the cannon of outstanding musical theatre.
Ben Hauptmann
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
SIMA is back at the Sound Lounge in 2019 with the Jazz Now Summer Series and a wonderful 'guitar' special to mark the occasion.

Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship, guitarist Ben Hauptmann leads a stripped back, fully acoustic ensemble, playing music from his two albums and a collection of new material. Ben Hauptmann is a prestigious guitarist/composer based on the Central Coast in NSW.

Winner of the 2010 Freedman Jazz Fellowship and second place winner in the 2007 National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz. Ben has worked a diverse range of artists including Dr G Yunupingu, Bandaluzia Flamenco, Katie Noonan, Lior, Justine Clarke, Vince Jones, Dami Im, Jack Ladder, Bluejuice, Micheline Van Hautem, Bertie Blackman, Donny Benet, Meow Meow and Tal Wilkenfeld.

Ben has contributed to many recordings including the 2015 ARIA winning ’The Gospel Album’ by Dr G Yunupingu, he has released two albums under his own name and has produced and co-produced multiple others.
Pace Live Dance Company presents Michael – The Show
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
Michael – The Show is a production that pays homage to the artistic expression and creative achievements of Michael Flatley, Michael Jackson and Michael Bublé. Tap, boogie and swing along in an unforgettable evening filled with tunes and tributes to three of the world’s most loved performers. Michael – The Show showcases some of Australia’s most formidable junior talent as they blaze fresh trails across the arts landscape and set their own foundations for a new generation of live performers.
Einsteinz Music
Date Fri 18th Jan 2019
Einsteinz Music runs interactive music classes taught by professional musicians where all the music is ‘live’. These energetic classes explore rhythm, tempo and pitch through an accessible repertoire and hands-on experience with percussion instruments. Fun and educational!

Siblings of different age groups are welcome to enrol together in the class appropriate to oldest child. Children must be accompanied by a parent or carer throughout the workshop.

Please see website for detailed information.
So Frenchy So Chic
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Listen. Dance. Dine. Recline.

Join them as they celebrate France's epic wave of talent via an influential all-female line-up and groove under the summer sky, soak yourself in simple pleasures and forget the outside world.

Kids 12 and under attend free. Come share your joie de vivre mes amis. Featuring Camille, Yelle, Clara Luciani, Cléa Vincent.
The Nutcracker and I
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Renowned Romanian pianist Alexandra Dariescu’s re-imagining of Tchaikovsky's enchanting Christmas tale merges piano, ballet and state-of-the-art digital animations in a trailblazing 50-minute multimedia treat for all ages.

Behind a see-through gauze screen, Dariescu is at the grand piano playing 15 virtuoso score movements as ballerina Désirée Ballantyne dances in-sync with digitally projected characters, created using more than 35,000 hand-drawn images.

Beneath fairy dust and swirling snow, this is an uncommonly faithful retelling of Clara’s magical journey from Christmas Eve to the Kingdom of the Sweets and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Innovatively, it also follows Dariescu’s story of a little girl dreaming and working hard to become a concert pianist.

Featuring arrangements of Nutcracker favourites by Percy Grainger, Mikhail Pletnev and Stepan Esipoff, with three new adaptations by Gavin Sutherland, artistic director of the English National Ballet, this magical retelling inspires new and established fans of Tchaikovsky’s classic work.
Konshens Brukoff Tour - Sydney
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Award winning Jamaican reggae dancehall superstar Konshens will come to Australia for the first time ever in January.

Hosted in Sydney by Vybz Entertainment, Konshens will take the stage.

His hits have included Winner, Rasta Impostor, This Means Money, Good Girl Gone Bad, and Bruk Off featuring Chris Brown to name a few.

Tickets are on sale now

Sydney Symphony Under The Stars
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
One of the most well-loved Sydney Festival events returns to Parramatta. It’s the perfect evening for families and friends to pack a hamper, grab a blanket, and settle back in a Sydney summer dusk to enjoy beautiful music.

Conducted by Benjamin Northey, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs a selection of iconic film music and well-known classical favourites by Rossini, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and more.
Les Filles de Illighadad
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Les Filles de Illighadad are Niger’s only women-led band showcasing the haunting, minimalist desert blues of Tuareg guitar folk, traditionally played by men.

Hailing from a remote rural village near the edge of the Sahara, the trio take the women’s music of the region, tende – characterised by vocal harmonies, ululations and goat skin drum percussion – and reinterpret it as western-rock influenced Tuareg blues: hypnotic guitar lines, divine multi-part harmonies, handclaps and simple, driving rhythms.

Band members Fatou Seidi Ghali, Alamnou Akrouni and Madassane Ahmoudou have journeyed a long way from their origins tending livestock in the remote Nigerian village of Illighadad. These days they’re recording albums and touring the world to share the sublime sounds of the Sahara.
Fermenting Vegetables Workshop
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Sun 17th Nov 2019
EMU Wellness Workshop - Fermenting Vegetables.

Kim Chi, Sauerkraut Varieties, Cultured Vegetables, Probiotic Dips.

This workshop is for you if you want to get easy recipes and ideas for incorporating fermented vegetables into your diet.

Learn about the benefits for your gut health and wellbeing. Plus how to start and what to look out for.

Understand wild vs cultured fermenting.

Begin making or gain extra skills, tips and confidence to safety and easily ferment at home.

See demonstrations and taste test a variety of ferments, so you know what you will like.

Make your own jar in a supported environment.

Connect with like minded people.

Facilitated by Melinda Blundell, Functional Nutrition Consultant.

Paella Night
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Enjoy a big bowl of Paella and a large 1.25 litre jug of Sangria between two on a fresh summer’s night in the heart of Picton.
Hot Potato Band – Stitch Up Tour Sydney
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Over the past four of their nine years, Hot Potato Band has seen an unprecedented evolution. Beginning their journey as roving street performers, the 10 piece band from Sydney, Australia have been twice around the the literal and figurative block. Like a muscle they have exercised their musicianship and showmanship which is the likely reason they leave lasting impressions on festivals and audiences.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Introduction to Modern Calligraphy and Tea Mindfulness Workshop
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
In this Mindfulness Workshop, Kimlligaphy and Amity Created have come together to combine the art of Modern Calligraphy and the ritual of tea drinking, to show you how you can use both in your everyday life on a journey to become more mindful.

In their mindfulness workshop, you will learn the fundamentals that will get you started on your pointed pen calligraphy journey, along with a lesson along on the art of tea brewing and drinking.

Come and spend a few fun relaxing hours with them learning a new skill, while sipping beautiful tea, all the while learning how calligraphy and tea can help create peace and mindfulness in your life

Together, enjoy a little escape from the hustle and bustle – see you there!
Silent Disco at The Concourse
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Bop ‘til you drop as Silent Sounds rolls in for a funky silent disco for families at The Concourse. Flick between three different music channels on your Glow Headphones. There’s also fun games to try including glow in the dark putt-putt and ping-pong.

No booking necessary but headphones are allocated on a first come, first served basis. There may be a short wait while headphones become available.
Free Tennis Day
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Try tennis for free at Wests Tennis' Open Day.

Lots of fun and activities for the entire family, including: Hot Shots Tennis (three-ten years); Tennis coaching (all ages); Amusement rides; Tennis games; Barbecue; Face painting; Entertainment and lots more.

No need to register, just turn up on the day. All equipment will be provided.
Summer Holidays: Water-Themed Fun
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Beaumont Village is excited to share they are bringing some serious summer holiday fun to the local neighbourhood with an action-packed, water-themed event in January.

Round up the kids and come on down to their centre for four hours of entertainment and games for the whole family! The kids can beat the heat while having a blast on a giant inflatable water slide or taking part in water bomb fights with their friends and siblings! Parents, please make sure you bring a spare set of clothes and a towel for afterwards.

They will have a DJ playing uplifting music, a free large jumping castle, colourful face painting and an irresistible chocolate wheel with fantastic prizes. There will also be a carefully selected range of family-focused pop up market stalls selling homewares and gifts as well as delicious hot food and refreshments.

This is the perfect chance for mum and dad to sit down and relax while the kids experience some extreme fun. Whether you bike, scooter, walk or drive down (they have ample parking spots both covered and outdoor).
International Day of The Dancer
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Join Unidos De Sydney (UDS) on International Passista Day, as they host their first official rehearsal for Carnaval 2019!

In the lead up to their inaugural Rio Carnaval Parade—in Sydney on Friday 15 March 2019—they will be celebrating the International Dia Do Passista (Day of the Passista) by putting together a full day of samba, open to the whole community!

In Brazil, the party starts long before Carnaval. In Sydney, it will be no different. They'll have passista workshops, bateria workshops, activities for the kids, food stalls and performances. If you'd like to bring the family along and just absorb the atmosphere, while soaking in the sun—come and have a Brazilian lunch on the lawn.
Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living Workshops
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019 to Sat 15th Jun 2019
The Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living (MCSL, the Centre) is a showcase for sustainable homes and gardens, with the goal of promoting sustainable living. The unique facility is entirely self-sufficient. It generates its own power, recycles and reuses all rain and waste water, and manages all organic waste on site. The Centre is guaranteed to impress. The facility also boasts a large garden demonstrating different a wide array of sustainable gardening principles, proudly maintained by volunteers.

MCSL provide free sustainable workshops funded by Campbelltown and Camden City Councils with the goal of increasing environmental stewardship within the Campbelltown and Camden communities.

All workshops are held at the Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living unless otherwise stated.
Bookings are essential and can be made via Eventbrite, Facebook, email or by phoning them.
Rebel WBBL, 04 Semi Finals
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
Drummoyne Oval, Sydney will host the Semi-Finals of the Rebel WBBL, 04 on Saturday 19 December.

The Sydney Thunder and Sixers will host two interstate franchises for a place in the Rebel WBBL, 04 Grand Final.

This is the first time that both WBBL Semi-Finals will be standalone matches, with both fixtures taking place on same day at the one location. The top ranked team out of the two victorious sides from the day’s play, will host the WBBL, 04 final the following weekend on Australia Day, Saturday 26 January.

The WBBL, 04 Finals Series will support Dolly’s Dream, with Cricket Australia set to donate 100 per cent of all ticket sales to the charity. Dolly’s Dream aims to create positive change in the community to prevent bullying.

Rebel WBBL Semi-Finals Schedule
Saturday 19 January at Drummoyne Oval

Rebel WBBL, 04 Semi-Final 1 - 10.40am (AEDT).

Rebel WBBL, 04 Semi-Final 2 - 1.50pm (AEDT).

Gates to Drummoyne Oval will open at 9.40am (AEDT).

WBBL, 04 Semi-Finals will be broadcast live on FOX Cricket, Seven Network and ABC Radio.
Paragon Nights With Robbie Lowe
Date Sat 19th Jan 2019
House/Tech House
Live Sax and Drums
With Special Guest: Robbie Lowe

Robbie Lowe is regarded as one of Australia's finest DJ's. Having performed for over two decades, his experience is vast and his wares span genres. A carefully considered approached to mixing and a natural ability to read dance floor energy makes him one of the most called upon electronic artists in Australia.

He’s DJ'd alongside Sasha, John Digweed, Hernan Cattaneo, MK, Armand Van Helden and Mark Farina and often plays gigs in the U.S, Asia, Indonesia and Fiji.

Robbie is always out to better himself and his art and just released a disc on Ministry Of Sound’s Sessions: ‘Rebirth’ mix compilation.

They say “If you love what you do, do what you love." Robbie loves to DJ and perform, openly pledging to play forever!

Support by:
Sangalli
Saxbeatz

8pm till midnight.

T5 Tank Sound Project
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Four new site-specific artworks – by renowned Sydney-based sound artists Chris Caines and Gail Priest, and experimental, multi-disciplinary artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding – premiere at a secret Sydney WWII site.

Using cutting edge audio technology, the artists created surround soundscapes for a massive decommissioned military fuel tank hidden in Mosman: a unique space with extraordinary acoustics. Built for the Australian Navy at Georges Heights, the T5 Camouflage Tank is one of the most remarkable secret relics of Australia’s WWII infrastructure. Completed in 1942 and designed to deceive Japanese reconnaissance aircraft, the huge fuel oil tank – 35 metres in diameter and seven metres high – was a key link in the military supply chain.

Now restored, the T5 Tank provides artists with a unique canvas and extraordinary acoustic possibilities for a site-specific sound and performance project that immerses the listener in a moving, sometimes overwhelming, sonic response to this extraordinary site, its dark history and its myriad possibilities.

You can experience the T5 Tank Sound Project in two ways either at a ticketed live performance or dropping in to experience the recorded soundscape in this unique venue.
Summer Plant Party
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
Come along and join in on the 2019 Summer Plant Party at the Campbelltown Arts Centre. Your hosts are the creative geniuses at Whistle and Page. They will guide you through a two to three hour masterclass, where you will learn how to make your very own Closed terrarium, Kokedama and Mini succulent arrangement.

You will also learn how to care for your newly created plant babies to ensure they get the best start to life.

The plants (almost always succulents, houseplants or a mixture) used for these arrangements depend on the season, availability and your request.

Note: A parent or guardian must accompany children 12 years of age or under. There are no additional costs for the parent or guardian.

Delicious snacks, sweet treats and bottomless tea will be served. Please advise if you have any dietary requirements.

Now get ready to party, plant style!
Julia Holter
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
Mesmerising art-pop composer Julia Holter brings her distinctive sound to Sydney, off the back of ambitious new album Aviary.

Coming from a distinctly avant-garde and academic composition background, Holter’s five previous studio albums have shifted from intimate and hermetic, to 2015’s sunny and (more) accessible critical hit Have You in My Wilderness, and 2018’s epic and expansive Aviary. Her distinct sound melds influences from classical music and baroque to post-rock, 70s pop and folk, and found sound, all held together by her electronic harpsichord and delicate vocals.

Holter’s touring band includes talented artists across drums, horns and strings, creating sprawling soundscapes centred by Holter’s singing.
Inner West Fiesta
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
The Inner West Fiesta was created with the aim to celebrate the vibrancy and diversity of the Latin American Culture in Sydney. Come and experience the best of the Latin American Food, Dance, Music, Arts and Crafts, with plenty of fun activities for the kids of all ages.

They are a Cultural Festival run by members of the Latin American community with the help of people from all backgrounds. Join them for a great day out, with something for everyone.

Grab a picnic rug, bring your family and friends, and enjoy a great day out with them. Whether you are part of the Latin community in Australia, love the warmth of the Latinos, or just want to come along and see what the festival is all about, everyone is welcome!
Healing the Gut: Broth, Kombucha and Fermenting Workshop
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Gut Health/Fermenting Workshop: Have fun at this interactive workshop and walk out confident to start!

Understand the importance of gut health for your immune system, moods and overall health. Taste various fermented foods and drinks so you know what you and your family will like.

Save money and learn how to make your own at home without any fancy equipment. Take home your own Kombucha Scoby, printed recipes and tips to start making things straight away.

Learn how to make:
- Healing bone broth
- Kombucha
- Sauerkraut
- Coconut Yoghurt
- Coconut Water Kefir
Emily-Rose and The Wild Things
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
Songtress and pianist Emily-Rose Sarkova launches her new wild and lusciously jazz inspired quintet at Camelot Lounge. Bringing in the New Year with new sounds of original songs, improvisations and tangled takes on some of her favourite standards.

One of Sydney’s most dynamic multi-instrumentalists, Emily-Rose glides between jazz, classical, folk and tango styles with groups such as Chaika, Tangalo, Monsieur Camembert, Marais Project, Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the Klezmer Divas. Emily-Rose and the Wild Things is a return to her first love of the piano and intricacies of song writing. Inspired by the likes of Avishai Cohen, Punch Brothers, Esperanza Spalding and Hiromi, this new quintet will be the launch into a wild world of beautiful sound.

Joining Emily-Rose’s frenetic fingers on the keys and vivacious vocals are: Luke Chapman (guitar), Nick Henderson (double bass), Carl St Jacques (viola), James Harris (drums).
KFC BBL, 08 Match 36: Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
The KFC Big Bash League (BBL) is back, with the competition moving to a full Home and Away fixture, making this the biggest BBL season yet.

With 59 matches across 61 days from December to February, BBL, 08 will offer fans more world-class on and off field entertainment than ever before.

Don’t miss the Sydney Sixers on the Brisbane Heat at the SCG on January 20.

Watch your Sixers Superheroes take on the villains of Brisbane, as we prepare for battle with the Bash Brothers. It’s time for the Sixers to save the city of Sydney! Support your Sixers by donning your favourite Superhero costume, even if it means wearing your favourite pair of magenta underpants on the outside of your pants.

Get along to the match early to receive your free Nickelodeon Ninja Turtles eye mask to go along with your superhero outfit!
Stormcellar
Date Sun 20th Jan 2019
Stormcellar will be showcasing music from their 10th and 11th albums 'Safe Harbour' and 'Rogue State' as well as works from across their back catalogue and the depths of the archives. Head on out for homegrown blues, roots and rock!
Phil Collins – Not Dead Yet: Live!
Date Mon 21st Jan 2019 to Wed 23rd Jan 2019
Global music legend Phil Collins is set to make his much-awaited return to Australia with his 'Not Dead Yet: Live!' tour.

Phil Collin’s highly-anticipated comeback tour 'Not Dead Yet: Live!' began in the UK and Europe last June, with his 5-night show at Royal Albert Hall in London selling out within 15 seconds. He also sold out all five arena shows in Germany and five arena shows in France, along with successfully headlining a 65,000-capacity show at Hyde Park.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal Exhibition
Date Mon 21st Jan 2019 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
A provocative, participatory installation that reinvents their national currency as a celebration of Aboriginal history. Step up to artist Ryan Presley’s Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal, where you can swap your Australian dollars for Blood Money (aka limited edition prints).

Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal is the latest in a series of works exploring contemporary Australian history through the lens of important Aboriginal figures, with valuable lessons to teach on the legacies of dispossession and oppression.

Presley has redesigned Australia’s banknotes to feature Aboriginal people as the key figures. The public is invited to purchase BMD – Blood Money Dollars – from an exchange booth. All funds raised go to Aboriginal youth organisations.

Born in Alice Springs, Presley works across different media – drawing, painting, etching and installation – to unpack the social, political and cultural baggage Australians have been gathering since first contact.

Challenging the iconography of Australia’s distinctively colourful, high-tech banknotes, and replacing white faces with those of Yagan, Truganini, Vincent Lingiari, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, and Fanny Cochrane Smith among others, Presley zooms in on the fundamental values of their nation and asks the question: Australia’s Aboriginal history – what’s it worth to you?
Good Intentions Winemaker Masterclass With Andrew Burchell
Date Mon 21st Jan 2019
Andrew Burchell of Good Intentions Wine Co is not only one of the best blokes in Australia but is also cemented at the forefront of top quality for natural winemakers in Australia. Good Intentions Wine Co is firmly based down in Mount Gambier where Andrew crafts his immense passion for organic winemaking and permaculture.

Farming and sourcing grapes from the southern face of Australias youngest volcanos, the vineyards are located in some of the most unique and healthiest microclimates in the southern hemisphere. The wines of Good Intentions are some of the most unique, terroir-expressive and delicious natural wines we see today, and the sheer amount of knowledge and talent that goes into the level of farming and winemaking is spectacular.

Join them as they are fortunate enough to welcome winemaker Andrew Burchell to their Oak Barrel Cellar Room on January 21 for a in depth masterclass on the Good Intentions wines and organic winemaking whilst they taste through a range of his exceptional wines.
Since Ali Died
Date Tue 22nd Jan 2019 to Fri 25th Jan 2019
Written and performed by Australia’s powerhouse spoken word poet Omar Musa, Since Ali Died is a triumphant, riveting suite of politically-charged and deeply personal storytelling, rap and song, inspired by the passing of his personal hero, boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience
Date Tue 22nd Jan 2019
The father of Ethio-jazz with exuberant Melbourne eight-piece Black Jesus Experience.

Over a career spanning five decades, Astatke’s blend of African and western-inspired jazz improvisation has spawned its own genre – a distinct rhythm and groove best recognised internationally for the timeless Yekermo Sew from the soundtrack for Jim Jarmusch’s Broken Flowers.

Backed by his high-energy ensemble of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, 67 year-old band leader Astatke switches deftly between vibraphone, vintage keyboards, congas and timbales, laying down laid-back, joyous improvised grooves.
Kean Onn See: Making Tracks
Date Tue 22nd Jan 2019 to Mon 4th Feb 2019
Art2Muse Gallery presents the meticulously hand-carved landscape paintings by Sydney-based artist Kean Onn See in his first solo exhibition, Making Tracks.

The exhibition follows Kean Onn's journey over the past few years as he has developed and mastered his wood carving technique.
RAW Comedy - Heat 2 (NSW)
Date Tue 22nd Jan 2019
Launch into LOLs with RAW Comedy, Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition!

For over 20 years RAW Comedy has seen performers ride that comedy wave, with past competitors including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Anne Edmonds, Luke McGregor and Rhys Nicholson.

Will this year’s competitors pull off a perfect 360, or have a total wipe out? Grab your tickets now to see who makes the biggest splash!

Heat 2 hosted by Matt Okine with a special guest performance by Luke Heggie.

For more information or to sign up head to their website.
Beware of Pity
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
Schaubühne Berlin (Hamlet, Sydney Festival 2010) presents its first work with Complicité (UK) director Simon McBurney (The Encounter, Sydney Festival 2017). This bold, technically adventurous and sexually charged staging of Austrian Stefan Zweig’s 1939 novel is a masterful and newly prescient portrait of a Europe stumbling toward chaos.

Written over a period of years and completed when Zweig was exiled in London, Beware of Pity follows the misadventures of Anton Hofmiller, a young cavalry officer who falls in love with Edith, the partially paralysed daughter of a local landowner, then breaks her heart. Overwhelmed by guilt when the girl takes her own life, Anton enacts a well-meaning but tragically wrongheaded plot to put things right.

Schaubühne Berlin premiered Beware of Pity in 2015, before playing a critically acclaimed 2017 season at the Barbican in London. Adapted and directed by Complicité co-founder Simon McBurney, Beware of Pity arrives as old certainties and diplomatic niceties are being swept away; when international relations have become a compulsive soap opera.
Le Gateau Chocolat: Icons
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat’s international smash-hit is a joyous and moving celebration of the musical heroes, moments and relationships that shaped his life and inspired his dreams.

The beautiful bearded baritone delivers show-stopping renditions of Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Pavarotti, Madonna and Meat Loaf between stories about growing up gay in Nigeria, being bullied, religion, finding love and losing a loved one.

Live from a teenage bedroom furnished with pop-star posters, hairbrush microphone and wind machine, Le Gateau moves between his public and private personas, charting how the universality of music – pop, opera and rock – connects with a British-born Nigerian boy’s own objects of worship.
Man with the Iron Neck
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
A powerful new work about a small town Australian family, finding hope and embracing life after trauma.

More than a theatre show, Man With The Iron Neck delicately and determinedly addresses the issue of suicide amongst young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, focusing on hope and solace.

When Ash loses his best friend Bear to suicide, he starts to idolise 20th century stuntman The Great Peters, who jumped from bridges with a rope around his neck and lived. But the fabled stuntman’s death-defying legend is an impossible dream to follow.

Written by leading Australian actor Ursula Yovich and featuring Legs on the Wall’s awe-inspiring aerial prowess, this bold and tender portrait of survival melds text, video design and daring physicality. Co-directed by Josh Bond (Djuki Mala) and Gavin Robins (King Kong, How to Train Your Dragon).
One Infinity
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
A hypnotic, cross-cultural music and dance collaboration, where the audience are also performers.

Genevieve Lacey is one of the world’s best and boldest recorder virtuosi. Wang Peng continues a Chinese tradition of instrument building and playing that dates back at least 3000 years.

Together with Australian director-choreographer Gideon Obarzanek and British composer Max de Wardener, they have created One Infinity, bringing together traditional Chinese music and contemporary movement, with the help of the audience itself, in an intricate, echoing dance.

Simultaneously meditative and electrifying, One Infinity is an act of deep listening and profound engagement.
Mind Blowing Magic
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019 to Thu 24th Jan 2019
Julian will hustle and trick you, but you'll love it. He is a full time professional magician who has been working on this show for about 11 years. Julian's show has an average rating of 4.8 stars based on several hundred reviews on facebook, google and other business listings. The magician's last public show at the Cafe Lounge in Surry Hills sold out. His show is a mix of sleight of hand, illusion, juggling and mentalism. He has done shows at functions for companies like Ikea, Myer, 2dayfm, Dobly and Luna Park. Julian usually performs at events like weddings, birthday parties, corporate functions and festivals. His act is not targeted at any specific age group and is suitable for children or adults.
The Iliad – Out Loud
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019 to Sat 26th Jan 2019
Homer’s Iliad is the HBO series of the classics – the greatest story of heroism, betrayal and war. The world’s oldest performed story is thrillingly brought to life by Anglo-Greek Australian actor and playwright William Zappa in this new rhythmic adaptation – complete with episode recaps – performed by four actors and live percussion by Michael Askill and an oud score.

With contemporary language, Zappa breathes life into the wit and wrath of the gods, updating Homer’s forensic exploration of the battlefields of Troy.

Presented in one day, or in three parts over three nights, audiences can book individual sessions or settle in for a full day to binge-watch this thrillingly immediate staging of a seminal statement on humanity.
Mini Maestros Musical Opposites
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019
Willoughby Symphony’s Mini Maestros concert series is the perfect introduction to classical music for children aged up to 12 years and the young at heart.

Starring renowned children’s conductor George Ellis with the orchestra, Musical Opposites will showcase best known works in an engaging and interactive way with much hilarity. Children will have lots of fun and laughs as they learn how music can be fast or slow, loud or quiet, happy or sad.

Babies aged 12 months and under have free admittance. Seating is general admission, ensuring the concert is informal and interactive.
KFC BBL, 08 Match 40: Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurricanes
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019
The KFC Big Bash League (BBL) is back, with the competition moving to a full Home and Away fixture, making this the biggest BBL season yet.

With 59 matches across 61 days from December to February, BBL, 08 will offer fans more world-class on and off field entertainment than ever before.

Don’t miss the Sydney Sixers on the Hobart Hurricanes at the SCG on January 23.

Following the huge success of last year’s match, the Sixers will again be teaming up with the Sony Foundation, championing the works of the You Can program and the work they do with young cancer patients to provide support throughout treatment.

Come and pack the SCG and show your support because when the Sixers Can, You Can!
Down for Good Laughs 2019
Date Wed 23rd Jan 2019
Della Hyde’s Comedy Night Down for Good Laughs returning with another hilarious line up to kick off 2019. Down for Good Laughs has a monthly line-up of some of Australia's most gifted stand-up comedians, well known and well-loved across the country. Partnered with the good guys at LaughMob they bring you a hilariously intimate evening that's sure to keep you giggling all night long!

Line-up:
Headliner Marty Bright
Rowan Thambar
Jack Wright
Robin Reynolds
Brad Austin
MC: Pat Doherty
Summer Showjumping Classic CSI-W
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019
The Summer Showjumping Classic CSI-W brings Australia's best horsepower to Sydney. The harmony and partnership between rider and horse will be on display as they soar over obstacles of up to 1.6 metres in height and two metres wide.

The event culminates in the final World Cup Qualifying event for the season on Sunday afternoon.

As well as the best horse and rider combinations in Australia, the Summer Showjumping Classic showcases Australia's best junior, young rider and amateurs at the venue of the 2000 Olympic Games.
29th Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
An annual celebration showcasing the wonderful diversity of Sydney’s leading local artists and features over 300 artworks from 14 Art Societies around Sydney and the Wider Sydney Basin.

All artworks are offered for sale.

Artists are from the Central Coast and the leafy North Shore; the Eastern Suburbs and inner Sydney Harbour communities; south to St George and Sutherland Shire; and west to the Nepean and Macquarie Towns; and onto the Southern Highlands district of Bowral.

29 years is an amazing success story of which we are extremely proud – especially as CASS (Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc.) is a non-profit group run totally by volunteer lovers of art.



The Art of Sydney exhibition also raises funds for CareFlight.

Lucibela
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019
Cape Verde’s Lucibela brings to Sydney the sounds popularised by the late, great singer Cesária Évora: Portuguese-influenced-folk propelled by a silky, emotive voice, trained by years of singing in Santa Maria hotel bars.

Lucibela’s 2018 debut album Laço Umbilical is a showcase of the West African archipelago’s regional music: morna, a take on the melancholic laments of traditional Portuguese fado, and coladeira, the buoyant folk music of celebration.

Drawing influence from the islands’ history as a Portuguese colony, Cape Verde’s morna music explores saudade, that untranslatable Portuguese term for melancholic nostalgia, or pleasurable suffering.
Gross and Gory Mount Annan
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019
Ewwww, gross! Explore all things creepy and gooey in the name of studying the human body. Make fake snot, vile vomit bombs, exploding pimples, fake wounds and more. Not for the faint hearted, but so much fun! Wear old clothes in this one. The course is run by Fizzics Education and is presented by a science educator.
Extreme Engineering Mount Annan
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019
Get your build on! The kids will have a blast in this holiday workshop where they put their imagination to the test constructing all sorts of contraptions. Engineers take scientific concepts and use them to make things bigger and better.

They’ll be exploring the world of engineering through a series of activities designed to make you creatively think around design challenges.

The course is run by Fizzics Education and is presented by a science educator.
Jess Spahr and Dylan Wright
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019
A sonic seduction of ethereal vocals, meditative piano and laid-back reverb, Jess Spahr creates a definitive contrast with lyrics that dance on darker themes of betrayal and deception. Likened to Morcheeba, London Grammar and Evanescence, Jess inspires confidence with her contemporary dreamy pop music and a show that engages, uplifts and entertains with her band and disarming banter.

Dylan Wright is a singer/songwriter brought up on Sydney’s southern beaches. Still only in his early 20’s, Wright’s lyrics and vocals deliver a uniqueness and maturity well beyond his years. With a unique way of articulating lyrics and creating catchy melodies, Wright’s songs express genuine emotion that leave audiences finding themselves instantly immersed with Dylan’s mellow and awe inspiring tracks at his live shows.
The Black Sorrows
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019
Due to huge demand, the Black Sorrows return! The Black Sorrows have earned the reputation as a dynamic live act. There is a level of accessibility to The Black Sorrows that can appeal to the newest of fan. At the helm, Camilleri steers the band through an energetic interplay of solid grooves and well-crafted songs that mix those well-worn ingredients of blues, soul, R and B, gospel, country and even Brill Building pop.

Spontaneous (forget set lists) and emotionally driven, Joe ensures that no two performances are ever the same.
Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
Presentation of Awards is on Saturday afternoon, Australia Day, 2pm to 4pm at the Terrace Room.

The 29th CASS “Art of Sydney” Awards Exhibition is an annual celebration showcasing the wonderful diversity of Sydney’s leading local artists and features over 300 artworks from 14 Art Societies around Sydney and the Greater Sydney Region.



Artists are from the Central Coast and the leafy North Shore; the Eastern Suburbs and inner Sydney Harbour communities; south to St George and Sutherland Shire; west to the Nepean and Macquarie Towns; from the Blue Mountains and onto the Southern Highlands district of Bowral.

29 years is an amazing success story of which we are extremely proud—especially as CASS (Combined Art Societies of Sydney Inc.) is a non-profit group run totally by volunteer lovers of art.



The Art of Sydney Awards Exhibition also raises funds for CareFlight.

Isaiah B Brunt Voodoo Blues Show
Date Thu 24th Jan 2019
Isaiah B Brunt, a former Darling Harbour studios owner operator had a successful career in the studio business, with the privilege to meet and work with major Australian artists and bands during his time behind the console. Working with the cream of the crop of Australian popular bands of the 80s and 90s and projects with Midnight Oil's Rob Hirst, Cold Chisel's Steve Prestwich, Rick Brewster of the Angels are just a few to mention including international movie star Keanu Reeves while filming the Matrix in Sydney.

All the while Isaiah's passion for the blues was always simmering in the background he was reignited with his love for the blues when he dusted off his father's 1950s custom lap steel guitar.
American Express Openair Cinemas - Bondi
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Mon 4th Mar 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Capture the spirit of summer with American Express Openair Cinemas, overlooking Australia's most iconic beach.

    The festival vibes will be in full swing each night with an array of alternative entertainment, live music and DJ performances before the latest and greatest feature films light up the big screen.

    Further details to come.
Spinifex Gum
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
Musical snapshots of life in the Pilbara, north Western Australia, performed by the lush voices of Marliya from Gondwana Choirs, young Indigenous women singing in English and Yindjibarndi. Joining the choir are Felix Reibl and Ollie McGill of The Cat Empire, who wrote and produced the music, and special guests Briggs, Emma Donovan and Peter Garrett.

Commissioned to write a song cycle for the choir, Riebl spent several years visiting the Pilbara to build relationships and gather stories. He and Ollie McGill went on to write album Spinifex Gum about the region’s local tales and characters, true stories of racism and injustice, and the legacies of colonisation with music production that’s staunchly modern, built from found sound samples of the Pilbara – rustling leaves, bouncing basketballs and chugging trains.

For one night only at the Sydney Opera House, experience the powerful, beautiful harmonies of Marliya choir with Briggs, Emma Donovan and Peter Garrett.
Australian Crawl Show
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
The Australian Crawl Show is a fun and uniquely true-to-original live show with a strong focus on the original Australian Crawl band. An outstanding fully-live production, the Australian Crawl Show is the most authentic tribute showcasing their greatest hits.

Their authentic sound is a time machine taking music fans back to their favourite memories of weekends full of music, sun, surf and beach. Being fans of Aussie rock music, they also play a selection of other classic Aussie rock songs.

This is an Over 18’s event. A valid membership card must be shown when collecting tickets from reception.
Seven Comedians Comedy Dinner Cruise
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
Have you noticed that the best weekends start with a great Friday night? Join them for their Comedy Cruise on Sydney Harbour and get your Australia Day long weekend off to a brilliant start!

The best comedy show to enjoy with friends is a comedy showcase—there's a great mix of comedians and something for everybody! And the best way to enjoy a comedy showcase is aboard Sydney's Rhythmboat! With a diverse line-up of seven different comedians, this makes an ideal night out for couples or groups! Enjoy seven of Sydney's funniest comedians who have been performing in sold out shows around the country!

See Eventfinda for more information.
Elements of Tech and Bass
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
Share and invite all your friends!

DJs on the night:
Gradate (Japan)
Ritual
Thierry D
Kovex B2B Avian
Xan Muller
Weedsnatcha

No MCs for this one, sorry.

Cheap drinks all night!
Aussie Legends Trivia
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019
Join them for their special Aussie Legends themed trivia night just in time for Australia Day. If you know your Barnsey's from your Farnsy's then this is the one for you! Dress up to win some great prizes. Entry is free, registration is from 7pm.
Australia Day Long Weekend
Date Fri 25th Jan 2019 to Mon 28th Jan 2019
Join Coogee Bay Hotel as they turn the Garden into an Aussie extravaganza with ping pong, pop-ups, traditional Aussie treats and more!

Friday 25: Live music at Selina’s.
Saturday 26: Australian Open Finals and live entertainment.
Sunday 27: Australian Open Finals and Triple J Hottest 100.
Monday 28: Triple J Hottest 200.
Australia Day Sydney
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
This Australia Day, join in the fantastic events around Sydney with live music, family entertainment and awe-inspiring fireworks. Australia Day is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the unique and diverse culture of Australia, from the country, cities and in the heart of Sydney.

There’ll be family entertainment on offer with the Children's Festival taking place between 11am and 3pm at Summer Playground at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour. The Wiggles will be performing their favourite songs from 11am. Spectators can also enjoy seeing The Vegetable Plot, The Beanies, the Big Science show and workshops at the Circus Playground.

Witness Australia’s biggest music stars rock out at Australia Day Live, taking place from 6.30pm at Circular Quay, the Sydney Opera House Forecourt and at Campbells Cove.

Throughout the day you can look out to the water to see a flotilla of yachts, jet skis, fly boarders and more putting on a show like no other. You’ll also be treated to a series of dazzling firework displays, lighting up and transforming the skies.

Keep a lookout as free tickets to The Wiggles and Australia Day Live will be released soon.
Australia Day Big Breakfast
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Warringah Council's massive Big Breakfast is on again at Dee Why Beach this Australia Day.

    The Dee Why Big Breakfast is the biggest event on the northern beaches, with tens of thousands of people attending every year.

    Commencing at 7am, it includes, a hot breakfast, Car and Bike Show, Thong Throwing Competition, rides, entertainment and flag raising.

    From 8am why not cool off and enjoy the waterslides or kick back and relax to the roving entertainment and live music on offer.
GIO Oz Day 10K Wheelchair Road Race
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Wheelchair athletes from across the globe will descend upon Sydney for the annual GIO Summer Down Under Series, with the highlight event, the GIO Oz Day 10K, taking place on Australia Day in The Rocks.

Watch the road race through Sydney's The Rocks. The public is invited to come and celebrate and cheer the racers on from 9am along the spectacular course, starting and finishing in George Street, Circular Quay.
Darling Harbour Australia Day
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Tumbalong Park at Darling Harbour, will transform into a ‘Summer Playground’ to host Australia Day, with many children's activities to enjoy during the day.

The Children’s Festival takes place between 11am and 3pm at Summer Playground at Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour. The Wiggles will perform their favourite songs from 11am. Families can also enjoy seeing The Vegetable Plot, The Beanies, the Big Science show and workshops at the Circus Playground.

The early evening will be abuzz with a fabulous program of entertainment, including DJs and live music.

The official Australia Day event concludes at 8pm, but more night time music, entertainment and the major fireworks displays can be found a short walk across town in Circular Quay
Ryde Australia Day Family Concert and Fireworks
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Gather your friends and family, pack a picnic and come along to Ryde's Australia Day Concert - it's hassle free, safe for families and plenty of room for all. There's no battling the traffic and no long trip home.

There will be children's rides, food trucks and refreshments available.

The Ryde Extreme Fireworks Spectacular is at 9pm.
Australia Day at Sydney Fish Market
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Sydney Fish Market will be open from 7am on Australia Day for you to stock up on plenty of prawns (and lots of other yummy seafood) for the barbie!

Celebrate Australia day with a delicious seafood lunch on the boardwalk in the sunshine.

Whether you’re in to prawns, oysters, sushi, sashimi, yum cha, salt and pepper squid or good old fish and chips – if it's seafood you want to eat, Sydney Fish Market will be sure to have it.
Every Man and His Dog - Stand Up Paddling Event
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Every year Watsons Bay Stand Up Paddling (WATSSUP) host the annual Every Man and His Dog Stand Up Paddling Australia Day event.

Watson Bay beachfront is where the surrounding communities, dog owners and elite athletes, come together to celebrate and show appreciation and admiration to the sport of Stand Up Paddling. But most of all to have fun.

This event is run by Watsons Bay Stand Up Paddling (WATSSUP) which is a Paddle School in Watsons Bay.

It is owned by Bondi lifeguard Terry McDermott (a regular on Channel Ten’s Television series Bondi Rescue) and resident mermaid Joanna Kyriazakos.

The event is open to all; participants and spectators.

Races include a six kilometre Long Distance, two kilometre Sprint, a Dash for Cash, Team Relays, kids races (Under 13s and Under 18s), as well as the famous Man and Dog races - paddle with your pooch.

All of the races have great prizes to be won. They also have random prizes on the day, so you don’t have to win to get some goodies.

Please visit the website for complete details of the event.

Australia Day at Sydney Olympic Park
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come to Cathy Freeman Park at Sydney Olympic Park to celebrate Australia Day 2019 at a special extended Movies by the Boulevard.

Their free community celebration starts at 2pm and includes roving entertainment, jumping castles, kids' activities and sports activities through the afternoon. There will also be delicious food on offer, and a spectacular fireworks display before the film screening of The Greatest Showman, staring Australia’s own Hugh Jackman.

Fireworks will happen before the movie at 8.30pm.

The whole community is invited! Bring along your family and friends and enjoy their celebrations of everything about this great land we call home!
Australia Day Parramatta
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate everything that makes this nation great at Parramatta’s massive all-day Australia Day party.

Featuring the spectacular aerial hot-air balloon display, the Big Barbecue competition, the popular CARivale vintage car display and plenty of kids activities, workshops and amusement rides.

Don't miss the main stage concert including the Parravision talent competition grand final at The Crescent followed two Australian headline performances and a massive fireworks finale.
Australia Day Lunch Cruises
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Sydney Harbour goes all out for its Australia Day celebrations, featuring an amazing line up of events including ferry races, tall ships, sailing regattas, fly-overs, fireworks and much more. Take in all the action aboard an Australia Day Lunch Cruise on MV Sydney 2000, or take the kids out on a fun family sightseeing cruise.

Lunches are departing 10am from Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf One. Choices of premium four course menu, Seafood buffet or special Aussie buffet, all with drinks included.
Australia Day Lunch Cruise
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Join in the day time action on Sydney Harbour this Australia Day for the annual Ferrython and Australia Day parade.

See the Sydney State Ferries dressed up in spectacular colours as they race for first place under the Sydney Harbour Bridge followed by a fine parade of tall ships, small ships, big boats and beautiful classics.

Enjoy the famous annual Ferrython on spectacular Sydney Harbour with your choice of a light refreshment meal or a delicious Seafood and Carvery Buffet Lunch, live commentary, followed by freshly percolated coffee and tea.
Australia Day Fireworks Dinner Cruise
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Their Australia Day Dinner Cruise is the best way to watch the fireworks in style whilst avoiding the crowds on land.

Enjoy magnificent views of the fireworks complemented by a freshly prepared seafood and carvery buffet.

Three hour dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour, see all the sights from spacious indoor and outdoor decks.

Allocated indoor seated dining.

Mouth-watering seafood and carvery buffet prepared fresh on board. Tempting desserts, fresh fruit platters with tea and coffee.

Cash bar available for beer, wine, soft drinks, spirits and other beverages unless bar package selected. Great views of the Circular Quay Fireworks Show. Prizes and giveaways - Lots of fun! Professional DJ playing something for everyone. Photographer on board - Brilliant way to celebrate Australia Day!

Luxury Australia Day Lunch Cruise on Silver Spirit
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Silver Spirit is a luxury timber vessel, her comfort and style makes an ideal exclusive boat to enjoy a Australia Day Lunch Cruise. With panoramic views on the 360 degree walk around deck and open sun deck you will enjoy uninterrupted views of the harbour.

The crew of Silver Spirit are specialists in small group luxury cruising. They only offer 30 tickets for their Australia Day Lunch Cruise, meaning their guests enjoy the generous space on the 60 foot boat without the crowds. The harbour will be packed, but on board Silver Spirit, you will feel like it is just you.

Silver Spirit is a participant of the Australia Day Parade. This means she is within the exclusion zone when the at the start of the Australia Day celebrations and will be competing for the “best dressed vessel”. Silver Spirit will be dressed up in Australian flags and decorations.

The Australia Day Lunch Cruise is suitable for all ages. Ideal for guests who want to experience the best views and be in the heart of the action, while leaving the crowds behind and enjoying the comfort and luxury of the beautiful boat Silver Spirit and her attentive crew.
Australia Day Penrith
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Penrith is the place to be on Australia Day, so grab friends, family and neighbours and head to Jamison Park to enjoy the free family fun.

Join them in celebrating Australia's heritage, diversity and traditions with a family fun day in the heart of the City.

More information to come, closer to the event date.
Australia Day Party
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate all that is Australia and where you live with us at the Belmore Sports Ground - spiritual home of the Bulldogs. There will be music, fun, laughter and fireworks!

Come along for all the fun!
For more information visit their website or call Canterbury Bankstown Council.
Australia Day Dinner Cruises
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Cruise aboard MV Sydney 2000, Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ship, for front row seats to Australia Day’s new evening spectacular.

Departing 6.30pm from Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf No.1 and disembarking approximately 10.30pm, with three choices of dinners.

Sky Deck dinner: four-course premium menu, first-class individual table seating, drinks included (house spirits, superior wines, beers and soft drinks).

Club Deck dinner: three-course premium menu, popular individual table seating, drinks included (superior wines, beers and soft drinks).

Show Deck dinner: three-course premium menu, expansive individual table seating, with welcome glass of bubbly.
Florence and The Machine
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
For the first time since their epic sold-out November 2015 tour, which featured four back-to-back Sydney Opera House Forecourt performances, Florence Welch and her band return to unleash their captivating live show on Australian audiences.

Released globally this week, Florence and The Machine's latest offering, Big God, is a raw and enchanting affair, and is the third single to be taken from their highly anticipated fourth album, High As Hope, out Friday June 29.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Australia Day in Blacktown
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Featuring live performances by headliners The Screaming Jets and TMG as well as Boys Light Up, Original Sin INXS Show and Oz Icons.

Join in the festivities of Australia Day 2019 on The Rooty Hill! Enjoy free amusement rides, Australiana demonstrations, food stalls and fireworks spectacular to close the event!

3.30 pm Gates open on Eastern Road, Rooty Hill
4pm Boys Light Up
5pm Original Sin INXS Show
6pm Oz Icons
7pm TMG
8.15 pm The Screaming Jets
9.15 pm fireworks Spectacular
9.30 pm event Close

This is an alcohol free event.

The Rooty Hill is a 10 minute walk from Rooty Hill Railway Station or can be accessed by car via Eastern Road, Rooty Hill. Limited free parking is available.

Australia Day 2019 is proudly presented by: Blacktown City Council and supported by Featherdale Wildlife Park.

For more information contact the Events Team.
Australia Day Wake Up With the Wildlife Breakfast in Blacktown
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Join them this Australia Day for an experience like no other! Breakfast with your favourite feathered and furry animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Entry time One: 7am to 9am
Entry time Two: 10am - noon

Bookings are essential and limited spots are available for each session. Tickets available 8am, Tuesday 8 January, online or in person at Blacktown City Council Civic Centre.

All money raised will be donated to the Koala Plantation Fund. Children three years and under do not require a ticket. Maximum 10 tickets per booking.

Ticket only valid on Australia Day for entry during the session booked. Once you have entered, Featherdale welcome you to stay as long as you wish. Park closes at 5pm.

A sausage sizzle breakfast is available for purchase at the event.

This unique Australia Day experience is proudly sponsored by Featherdale Wildlife Park.

Featherdale Wildlife Park is located on Kildare Road, Blacktown.

For more information contact the Events Team by phone.
Australia Day Campbelltown
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate the national day with a host of family-friendly activities in Campbelltown City! Australia Day is your chance to celebrate what’s great about Campbelltown - come and join the party!

Council hosts a variety of activities and free entertainment in Campbelltown to celebrate the national day.

There will be something for everyone, so join in the Australia Day celebrations at Koshigaya Park, Campbelltown giving residents of all ages an opportunity to reflect on what’s great about the country and the local community.
Australia Day Cruises
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Join in the day time action on Sydney Harbour this Australia Day for the annual Ferrython and Australia Day parade.

See the Sydney State Ferries dressed up in spectacular colours as they race for first place under the Sydney Harbour Bridge followed by a fine parade of tall ships, small ships, big boats and beautiful classics.

Enjoy the famous annual Ferrython on spectacular Sydney Harbour with your choice of a light refreshment meal or a delicious Seafood & Carvery Buffet Lunch, live commentary, followed by freshly percolated coffee and tea.
Australia Day Beer and Barbecue Festival
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Gledswood Homestead and Winery's Australia Day celebration planning is underway for an outstanding day. Full details coming soon: barbecues, beers, live Aussie Rock bands, Gin Bar, Prosecco cart, Grape stomping championship, more, more, more. This one will be epic!

Music line up to be announced.
Aussie Magic Australia Day
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
As Australia Day commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney Cove, New South Wales in 1788 Sydney Harbour is the focus point for celebrations! So throw on your thongs and join them aboard Aussie Magic as they celebrate the best of Australian food, music and of course Australia’s finest beers and wine!
Lady Rose Australia Day
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia day on Lady Rose with your Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi outfits with friends and family at Sydney Harbour. Enjoy a seated buffet with open bar package, front row seats to the iconic Ferrython race and harbour programs.
Morpheus Australia Day
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Be part of the action on board Morpheus with the best seats in Sydney. Sit back and enjoy the busiest day of the year on Sydney Harbour whilst enjoying delicious food, exceptional service and the celebratory atmosphere only found on the worlds most beautiful harbour.

Throughout the day – 180th Australia Day Regatta
Best Dressed Vessel Competition

11am – The annual Ferrython
What better way to start the days events than with four Sydney Harbour Ferries dressed to the nines, racing at full throttle for line honours and the Lord Mayors Trophy.

12pm – 21 Gun Salute
The Royal Australian Artillery will fire a 21 gun salute at midday from Fleet Steps North, The Domain.

1pm – Search and Rescue Displays
Royal Australian Navy perform a series of search and rescue displays.

2pm – F/A-Hornet Flyover
Travelling at speeds of up to 2,000 kilometres per hour the Royal Australian Air Force’s F/A-Hornets will fly over Sydney Harbour.
Sydney Sundancer Australia Day
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Enjoy cruising with Sydney Sundancer on Australia Day with its colourful decorations of hundreds of flags in Australia’s sporting colours in Green and Gold!

See Eventfinda for more information.
Australia Day at Campbelltown Active
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come on down for a family friendly splash! Half price swim entry, lucky door prizes and giveaways, pool inflatables, jumping castle fun and character visits for the kids!

Campbelltown Council’s three swimming centres will operate on Australia Day, with lots of fun activities and giveaways on offer to celebrate our national day.

The Fun pool inflatables will be operating at each centre for kids aged from seven to 12 years!
Ferrython
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Sydney Harbour turns spectacular with Ferrython, one of Australia’s most popular and iconic free events. See their beloved ferries in this Australia Day tradition, as they venture from Circular Quay to Shark Island and then back to a glorious finish at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Pack a picnic and gather on the foreshore to barrack for your favourite ferry.
Australia Day Barbecue by the Bridge
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Join them for a free Australia Day party with live music, food stalls and kids activities!

Bradfield Park in Milsons Point will host a traditional Aussie Barbecue with an exciting multicultural twist!

Come and join the day's exciting festivities, while taking in breathtaking Sydney Harbour views. With delicious cuisines from around the world, amazing local bands and DJs, a jumping castle, face painting, circus activities and native wildlife displays, it's an event not to be missed - you can even bring your doggie!

Bradfield Park is one of the most spectacular vantage points for the Sydney Harbour Australia Day festivities and a wonderful place to watch the Harbour Parade, Ferrython, Salute to Australia, Tug and Yacht Ballet, Tall Ships Race, and, of course, the 181st Australia Day Regatta.
Pearl Australia Day Dinner
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Their Australia Day 2019 Dinner Cruise is one amazing night cruise on Sydney Harbour that you won’t forget.

The cruise will guide you, your friends and your family around Sydney Harbour under lights as they take in the Australia Day nighttime festivities that are on show to the world. You will get to see all of the wonders of Sydney Harbour as they cruise the most popular sight and attractions of Sydney Harbour.

They then pull up close to Darling Harbour to give you a birds-eye view of the Australia Day Fireworks before heading off to dance, drink and party the night away.
Australia Day celebrations in Wollondilly
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Australia Day celebrations consists of a Free Barbecue Breakfast and Lunch, Citizenship Ceremony, Mayoral Fishing Competition, Raising of the Australian, Aboriginal and Wollondilly Flag, Presentation of Australia Day Awards, Live Entertainment, Community Groups Displays and many more family Activities.
Australia Day Aussie Spectacular
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Strike a pose with their famous Australian icon, the Koala! Meet other Aussie friends from Shoalhaven Zoo including Joey the Kangaroo, Pete the Python and Sally the Saltwater Crocodile!

They will be firing up the barbie for a great Aussie feed! Sausage sizzle available.
Australia Day Ferry
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
It’s back again—the annual Australia Day Ferry gives you the best seats in the house to one of the Harbour’s most eventful days. Enjoy three hours on the water, an Australian-themed hamper, plus alcohol available for purchase on board.

Member price available for valid SFS members only—a valid membership number must be entered at time of purchase. Additional guests may be purchased at the non-member price.
Australia Day at Q Station
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
​Join them by the beach for an action-packed Australia Day 2019 in Sydney within the beautiful surrounds of the National Park at North Head. Q Station is celebrating all things Aussie – celebrations kick off at 9am on Saturday 26 January in the Wharf Precinct and entry is free!

For more information on the activities, food and drinks, visit the website.
Australia Day – The JC All-Stars
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
On Australia Day, they come together as a nation to celebrate their diverse society and landscape, their remarkable achievements and their bright future. It is also a chance to reflect on the nation's history, and to consider how people can make Australia an even better place in future.

The community will come together to celebrate Australia Day at the City of Ryde's annual family concert at North Ryde Common. There will be rides, sports, food trucks and a great line up of entertainment, with a spectacular firework display at 9pm.

The JC all-stars will hit the stage at 8pm playing all the Aussie hits with a great line-up including Mark Da Costa, Melinda Jackson, Susannah Mirana, Charmaine Ford, Glenn Moorhouse, Casper Tromp, Bennet Livingston, George X and Claudine Field, all under the creative direction of Joseph Calderazzo.
Australia Day Pool Party Atura Blacktown
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Funky Tunes and Poolside Paradise at the Atura Blacktown.

With the option to enjoy a private umbrella with personalised table service or reserve a table on the pool deck, come and enjoy Australia Day by the pool!

Walk In's welcome on the day with a cover charge

DJ from 2pm
Roadhouse Bar and Grill open from 12pm
Guests must be over 18 years of age
Australia Day Camden
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Camden Council will be hosting the event on John Street in Camden with Australiana themed stalls and activities for everyone to enjoy. There will be:

Free Australian tattoo's;
Free face painting;
Koala cupcake making workshops;
Cork hat making;
Entertainment featuring Mad Rhino;
Thong throwing competition;
Reptile Display;
Food and beverage stalls;
The Macarthur Lions Street Parade;
and more!
Australia Day at the Parliament
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019 to Sun 26th Jan 2020
This year on Australia Day, why not escape for a few hours into one of the oldest buildings in NSW? The Parliament is opening up its doors to all on Australia Day 2019.
Shark Island Australia Day Picnic
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Shark Island is one of the best vantage points on the harbour for Australia Day events including the start of the ferrython and Australia Day parade. BYO picnic - food and beverage are not sold on the island.

Shark Island has five picnic shelters with table and bench, one gazebo for up to 30 people (first come, first served basis), plenty of shady trees, grassy areas and a small beach area. Drinking water and toilets are available on the island.

There are no disposal facilities on the island – please take all rubbish with you. Places are strictly limited to meet the Island capacity. Please respect other groups and families whilst on Shark Island and remember to drink responsibly.

NSW National Park regulations do not permit the following on the island: smoking, amplified/loud music and/or public address systems, candles or other open flames, confetti (rice, petals or similar), vines and other exotic plant material, roping off areas or signs for events, butterfly releases, pegging or staking items into the ground, depositing ice or iced water on grassed areas, water balloons and paintball equipment, domestic animals
Australia Day - Sutherland Shire
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019 to Sun 27th Jan 2019
A two day festival of live music and entertainment in Sutherland Shire for Australia Day.

Sutherland Entertainment Centre - 10am Citizenship Ceremony

Cronulla Beach - 12.15pm to 9pm entertainment. Fireworks at 9pm. Watch The Greatest Showman on the big screen, followed by Miranda and Engadine Musical Societies, DJ Jazzy, Australian Trilogy, Christine Anu, Rai Thistlethwayte (Thirsty Merc), and Mark Vincent.

Menai District - Blaxland Oval, Illawong - 4pm to 9pm live music, food and children’s activities. Fireworks at 9pm. Join ANSTO’s Science Shows, Endless Summer Beach Party, The Coldplay Show, DJ Jazzy, and Australian Trilogy.

Shire Vibes is the most relaxed event of the year. Bring a rug and picnic basket and enjoy an intimate and relaxed time on one of the best beaches in the world, Cronulla Beach, while enjoying the eclectic sounds of their most talented musicians.

4pm to 9pm join Alex Hurt, Evie J Willie, Tim Moxey, The Coldplay Show and Endless Summer Beach Party.
Proclaim Australia Day
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Every year on January 26, Sydney Harbour comes alive with a joyful series of on-water events to commemorate the day—everything from the famous Ferrython to classic yacht racing and spectacular jet fighter fly-overs.

They guarantee you a close-up view of all the action. Enjoy a licensed bar, classic Aussie food and all the fun of a great day afloat. Step aboard their heritage ferry proclaim, and delight in Sydney Harbour on this spectacular Australia Day cruise.
Australia Day in Liverpool
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Liverpool City Council’s Australia Day festivities are a fun day out for families. There will be live performances, rides, fireworks, giveaways and a variety of food trucks will serve up tasty dishes that reflect the city’s multicultural identity.
Luxurious glass boat cruise on Sydney Harbour Australia Day
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
There’s no better way to witness Australia Day celebrations than cruising on board a luxury vessel that provides 360 degree views of the entire harbour! Go on a Clearview Australia Day lunch cruise and witness all events and festivities that happen on Sydney Harbour. Or spend some time relaxing after a happening day on board an Australia Day dinner cruise! With the harbour being the definitive centre of attraction for the day’s celebrations, choose the best way to see it all!

Taking the centre stage on Australia Day, the celebrations on the harbour range from a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony to dazzling parades! Take part in witnessing all harbour festivities like the 21-Gun Salute, the vibrant Ferrython, and more! Choose from four spectacular options and cruise the Clearview way!
Survival Day Cruise
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Join in the Heritage and Working Vessel Parade, experience a Cultural Performance and then be in prime position for a spectacular firework display over Circular Quay.

Cruise includes:
Four hour cruise on Sydney Harbour
Cultural Performance
Open Deck
Buffet dining
Tea and Coffee
Prime position to view the Australia Day Fireworks
Selection of beer, wine and spirits available for purchase
Experience fantastic fireworks and a delicious meal with Tribal Warrior
Australia Day at The Farm
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
The Hills Shire Council’s Free Australia Day celebration will return to Bella Vista Farm from noon to 9pm.

The impressive list of acts set to wow crowds at the historic homestead include children’s entertainment group Hi-5, party group The High Rollers Big Band and The Voices Supergroup with Taxiride’s Jason Singh, Boom Crash Opera’s Dale Ryder, X Factor winner Recee Mastin and Choirboys’ Mark Gable.

Attendees can also enjoy rides, street food, roving performers and Australiana displays including sheep shearing, blacksmithing, whip cracking and working dog demonstrations from Tobruk Sheep Station.

A sparkling fireworks display will wrap up the day’s event.

For more information, visit The Hills Shire Council website.

Australia Day at The Farm is an alcohol free event.
Australia Day Twilight Party
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Belmore Oval, the home of the Bulldogs, will be the venue for Canterbury-Bankstown’s first twilight Australia Day event.

The event will be held from 6pm-9pm, and include great food, children’s activities and carnival rides, entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display.

Headlining the event will be UK-born singer and songwriter and The Voice 2017 semi-finalist, Spencer Jones, who will be performing some great Aussie classics, as well as a few surprises.

Residents will also enjoy the Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks display on the big screen at 9pm, followed by a live fireworks display at 9.20pm.

For more information, visit the website.
Moussa Diakite and Wassado
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Influential guitarist Moussa Diakité was part of the golden era of Malian music in the 1970s and â€㮰s, performing with some of Africa’s best, including Salif Keita, Oumou Sangare, Toumani Diabaté and the Super Rail Band de Bamako. Since migrating to Australia, he has stamped his mark on the local scene and together with exciting five piece band Wassado fuses traditional West African styles with Cuban, blues and jazz into a unique "Afro-groove".

Performing tracks from their highly acclaimed album Doncomodja and following stand out performances at recent Mullum Music Festival, and WOMADelaide, this is a dynamic show that is mesmerising, sophisticated, irresistible on the dance floor and not to be missed.
The Aretha Franklin Songbook
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Due to huge demand after two sold out shows, this must see show returns!

Celebrating the life and music of The Queen Of Soul in the best possible way, with Shauna Jensen and an eight-piece all star band playing classics from Aretha Franklin’s amazing catalogue. Remember the songs from her early jazz-blues numbers through to her soul-dance hits such as Respect, Chain Of Fools, Think, Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves and Freeway of Love.

Shauna Jensen has always been the biggest ever fan of Aretha Franklin and has been blessed with the ability to respectfully sing Aretha’s songs with her soulful and powerful voice. She has toured and recorded with Jimmy Barnes, Richard Clapton Powderfinger, Noiseworks. Shauna performed in the stage production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Her voice will rock your world!
MV Sydney Australia Day Dinner
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Celebrate Australia Day aboard the MV Sydney, 70-foot luxury motor cruiser decorated in a 1950′s art deco style with wood and stainless steel. Accommodates a maximum of 120 guests on its all weather decks. With two decks, this boat provides some of the best views of Sydney Harbour.
Australia Day Dinner and Fireworks Cruise With Latino Show
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
With international style buffet included!

Planning a night out or a special occasion? Your guests will be sure to enjoy the exciting beat of our entertaining dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour! Come on board and let your senses be indulged with our explosive entertainment, tantalizing flavors, brilliant color and dazzling vibe!

This cruise is great for anyone wanting a fun night out on the Harbour or those just wanting to capture the best views of Sydney's most iconic landmarks whilst enjoying excellent food and entertainment!

See Eventfinda for more information.
Australia Day 2019
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Cruise Bar is celebrating all things they love about this country this Australia Day. All three levels will be open for a day for all the family and Cruise Bar has an incredible vantage point of Australia Day Live, an amazing spectacle of celebration featuring a musical and dance extravaganza and fireworks! Celebrate with them from 11am for a day of fun.

Level 3:
Access to The Roof Top on Level 3
Chef-prepared Aussie Burger
House wine or beer

Level 1 and 2:
Live entertainment from 12pm
Succulent Aussie Barbecue
Electric Gardens Festival Sydney
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Electric Gardens returns to Sydney's Centennial Parklands this Australia Day weekend for an epic day of music, dancing and pyrotechnics. Courtesy of T1000 events, 20000 revellers will be able to experience the very best local and international electronic music artists, across four massive stages as part of a world-class production, headlined by Sigma. Establishing themselves as one of Britain’s biggest electronic music exports in recent years, the DJ behind huge hits like ‘Nobody To Love’ and ‘Changing’ (featuring Paloma Faith) will be joined on stage with live vocalists and MCs for a very special performance.

As well as hosting the largest CO2 ice cannon ever seen in Australia as Ibiza superclub, Amnesia is brought to life Down Under for the very first time, the pyrotechnic production on the main stage will be unrivalled.

Following his electrifying 2016 Electric Gardens performance, Erick Morillo, the platinum-selling artist and Subliminal Records head-honcho will be back with a bang in 2019.

Not forgetting, local legends Bag Raiders who will be joining the main stage action following a long hiatus, giving revellers a chance to enjoy a sneak preview of their new floor filling offering.

Australia Day House Party
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Get ready for the ultimate Straya' Day House Party kicking off from 6pm. You can expect live Aussie tunes, DJs, beach party vibes and some epic dance floor action. It's gonna be a ripper mate. They're welcoming Australian attire for this occasion and throwing a beach party so come on down for the party vibes as they shake it for the extra long weekend!

- Live music featuring Aussie Bangerz from The Classic Stitch Up
- Aussie Lamington Cocktails
- Aussie Hot dogs all night
- Good times
- Free entry until 10pm

Book in via email.
Documentary Film – The Phenomenon Bruno Groening
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
The Phenomenon Bruno Groening - on the tracks of the "Miracle Healer", a special kind of documentary—enthusiastic viewers and first healings.

In early 1949, thousands of people streamed to Herford, Westphalia in Germany. In the autumn of the same year up to 30000 people were drawn daily to the Traberhof—a horse stud farm in Rosenheim—miserable masses of sick and suffering people. They had only one aim: Bruno Groening. For many. he was their last hope. Beaten down by the war, given up on by doctors, those people had only one wish: to get well again, to be free from misery and pain. Could Bruno Groening help them? And the unthinkable occurred—numerous sick people were healed—the lame could walk, the blind could see again.
Australia Day at the Museum
Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
Come and enjoy the Museum whilst in Historic Camden on Australia Day. View their collection then head out to Argyle Street for the Street parade and have lunch at one of the stalls lining John Street.
Ain't No Cure for The Summertime Rhythm and Blues
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
For your aural and dancing pleasure the Stray dogs bring you a feast of Rambunctious Rockabilly, Red Hot Rhythm and Blues and Vintage Rock n Roll. And it's a public holiday the next day, so let your hair down and get all shook up!
David Nance Group Surry Hills
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
From the creators of the Positive Groove and more family oriented dance crazes, it's the David Nance Group, performing live this summer, baby!

Omaha Avant-Bar-Rocker David Nance will be performing live in Australia with the David Nance Group, this January/February 2019, courtesy of Tenth Court. The Australian edition of the David Nance Group features Anna Nance on the noise box, as well as Matthew Ford and Innez Tulloch of Thigh Master filling out the rhythmic entities. Hot off the back of an endless US tour and squished between a second trip to Euro, David Nance Group are due to burn out somewhere along the Bruce Highway.

David Nance is nothing if not prolific, having released four full-length albums for labels Trouble in Mind, Grapefruit and Ba Da Bing, a seven-inch, numerous cassettes, CDRs and unlicensed "cover albums" of artists like Lou Reed, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and Doug Sahm, in the short space of the past six years.

See Eventfinda for more information.
The Playwave Experience – Sydney Festival
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
Aged 15 to 19?

Join them as they go on a massive adventure to experience Sydney Festival in a way you never have before. A scavenger hunt featuring arts challenges around some of your favourite Sydney neighbourhoods, think Amazing Race meets treasure hunt meets secret walking tour. You’ll be exploring Sydney Festival with your team on a high-speed race around town...finding clues, performing challenges and searching for surprises hidden in their Playwave venues.

Gather your mates in a team (you can book up to five tickets) or reserve an individual spot and you’ll get the added bonus of meeting some new legends who love to explore as much as you do! The winning team will be rewarded with a special Sydney Festival surprise!

Book your tickets (up to five per team!) with Playwave and keep an eye on your inbox for detailed instructions.
Baby Got Back – Australia Day Long Weekend Party
Date Sun 27th Jan 2019
Remember that time you went to an Epic 90s party? Well coming in hot is the return of Baby's Got Back. Save the date for Sunday January 27 and get ready to Bump n' Grind with the 90s! Get down and dirty with some of their favourite Soda resident DJ's and let them mix you up some cocktails from their saucy menu.

The Long weekend antics will begin from 6pm and you can expect the best of the best R&B, Hip-Hop and Classic 90s tunes. Get ready for bangers from the likes of C&C Music Factory, TLC, Aaliyah, Bobby Brown, Kris Kross, Bones Thugs-N-Harmony, Biggie, Pac, New Jack Swing, Haddaway, R- Kelly, Usher, Tony Toni Tone...the list goes on and on baby!

Moving like Jelly with R Kelly? Ready to slay with Trey? Time for those body rolls while you burn the floor, Baby's got back and is backin' it up all weekend. Grab your butterfly clips, chokers, double denim and platform shoes and shake your way down to The Soda Factory. R&Bae DJs will be playing until very late!
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators
Date Mon 28th Jan 2019
Grammy Award-winning, American rock guitarist Slash returns to Australian and New Zealand shores in January/February 2019 with his band Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and special guests Devilskin.

This tour will support the release of Slash’s fourth solo album, Living The Dream, released on Slash’s own label Snakepit Records in partnership with Sony Music Australia which debuted at number four on the ARIA Album Chart.
Chatswood Year of The Pig Festival
Date Tue 29th Jan 2019 to Tue 19th Feb 2019
A trip to Asia without leaving Sydney—Chatswood Year of the Pig Festival 2019.

This summer, Sydneysiders and visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the sensational New Year festivities of Asia without leaving Sydney.

For the first time ever, Chatswood is hosting a three week long cultural festival, Chatswood Year of the Pig Festival 2019.

The event will bring Sydney into the New Year in true Chinese style—with luck, prosperity and good health for all. The festivities will celebrate the rich cultural diversity of the area and wider Sydney.

The festival will include a variety of cultural events and performances that will transport visitors to celebrations across China and other Asian destinations. The Golden Market, a traditional end-of-year food and fashion market, and the Lunar New Year Twilight Parade, a traditional Chinese New Year street parade, will be the major allures of the Festival.

See Eventfinda for more information.
KFC BBL, 08 Match 45: Sydney Sixers v Adelaide Strikers
Date Tue 29th Jan 2019
The KFC Big Bash League (BBL) is back, with the competition moving to a full Home and Away fixture, making this the biggest BBL season yet.

With 59 matches across 61 days from December to February, BBL, 08 will offer fans more world-class on and off field entertainment than ever before.

Don’t miss the Sydney Sixers on the Adelaide Strikers at the SCG on January 29.

As voted by You, their fans, they are excited to introduce their New match theme for BBL, 08, 80s Night! Come join them at the SCG when they look to turn back the clock and celebrate one of the most iconic decades, producing some of the most memorable music, movies and fashion.

Be sure to jump in the time machine and come along as your favourite 80's movie character or musician!
RAW Comedy - Heat 3 (NSW)
Date Tue 29th Jan 2019
Launch into LOLs with RAW Comedy, Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition!

For over 20 years RAW Comedy has seen performers ride that comedy wave, with past competitors including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Anne Edmonds, Luke McGregor and Rhys Nicholson.

Will this year’s competitors pull off a perfect 360, or have a total wipe out? Grab your tickets now to see who makes the biggest splash!

Heat 3 hosted by Nikki Britton with a special guest performance by Aaron Chen.

For more information or to sign up head to their website.
New Year Art Exhibition: Year of Pig Fest
Date Wed 30th Jan 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
This summer, Sydneysiders and visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the sensational New Year festivities of Asia without leaving Sydney.

The Chinese Cultural Centre presents an exhibition celebrating the Year of The Pig. Visit Art Space on The Concourse to experience this free exhibit and experience the diverse expressions of Asian Art.

For more information and updates, visit the website.
Last Chance: Get the Facts On My Health Record
Date Wed 30th Jan 2019
Come along to this "Last Chance" information session just one day before the opt out deadline to learn out about the benefits and risks of My Health Record and work out what’s right for you. Experts and consumers from Health Consumers NSW and the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA) will discuss:

What does this mean for doctors and health consumers.
My Health Record privacy and system security.
The potential legal implications for people living with chronic health diagnoses including people who inject drugs (PWID) and people who live with a criminal history or are involved with the criminal justice system.

My Health Record is intended to put health consumers in control of their health care by keeping track of important health information all in one place. But there have been community concerns about risks to privacy and data security.

What does My Health Record mean for you, and what is the impact of the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018 passed in November?
ArtsLab: Uncanned
Date Wed 30th Jan 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Shopfront Arts Co-op presents ArtsLab: Uncanned, a festival of four new shows created by Shopfront's 2018 - 2019 artists-in-residence. Bringing together drag, memory, female friendship, and a town council meeting, this season will challenge form and incite conversation around the social and political.

Shopfront Arts Co-op is the only dedicated youth-led arts organisation in the Southern Sydney and Illawarra region, and they're known for their daring, adventurous and socially relevant work with young people across Australia. The ArtsLab Festival of New Work is an annual event that showcases innovative live performances by some of Sydney's most exciting young talent. Come see the next big thing!
Dorian Gray Naked
Date Wed 30th Jan 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
It’s Australia’s turn to boost Oscar Wilde’s popularity with a new musical, Dorian Gray Naked, written by veteran librettist and playwright, Melvyn Morrow (SHOUT! and Dusty) and 24 year old composer, Dion Condack.

Dorian Gray is the incarnation of eternally seductive male youth of adventurous and exotic sexual disposition – lovely and lively lads up for anything and everything. Dorian’s name summons up deliciously sensual romps on an almost industrial scale and everyone knows the myth of Dorian remaining exquisitely young and virile while his portrait ages in the attic.

In this two-hander musical, Dorian is given a fictional afterlife as he confronts author, Oscar Wilde, and the created tells the startling - and hitherto unknown - truth about his passionate amours and his relationship to his creator. Unlike Oscar’s merely hinted-at acts of wickedness by Dorian, our liberated hero tells it like it is, down and dirty and gloriously outrageous.

After playing featured roles in Kinky Boots and Priscilla, triple music theatre threat, Blake Appelqvist, takes on the starring role of Dorian Gray.

Housed in a beautiful old three level terrace, Limelight on Oxford provides an array of enticing entertainment and events, accompanied by tasty food and tantalising drinks.
A Little Lunch Music: Orava Quartet and Kathryn Selby
Date Wed 30th Jan 2019
Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists. Take your pick from one (or all!) of 12 events in 2019, and return to the rest of your day feeling uplifted and inspired.

The Orava Quartet has been hailed by Limelight Magazine and The Australian as “the most exciting young quartet on the block”, “world class”, and “the real deal”. They have earned a reputation and a devoted following for their passionate and thrilling performances. For this concert they will bring their unique sound and breathtaking intensity to the classics of the string quartet canon along with acclaimed pianist Kathryn Selby.

Feel free to bring your lunch into the auditorium. Their Lobby Bar is stocked with a range of light meal options or you can bring your own.
Sydney Jewish Writers Festival
Date Thu 31st Jan 2019 to Mon 26th Aug 2019
Books are just the beginning!

The annual Sydney Jewish Writers Festival is a unique, meaningful opportunity for people to engage with the wealth and diversity of contemporary Jewish writing and to celebrate their rich cultural heritage.

Check the website for the event program.
China Moments in Time
Date Thu 31st Jan 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
The first major event of Sydney’s Chinese New Year 2019 celebrations, China Moments in Time is a very personal interpretation of a people and culture whose history spans more than 5,000 years.

Photojournalist Marcus Reubenstein has travelled to more than twenty Chinese cities bringing together a brilliant collection of large format prints that truly capture a diverse series of moments in time. With more than forty installations covering nearly 200 square metres in wall space, this is one of the biggest exhibitions of Chinese photos ever staged in Australia.
Moving Feast for Lunar New Year
Date Thu 31st Jan 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
Throughout the Lunar New Year period, The Galeries will be celebrating the year of the pig with over AUD2000 in prizes to be won, lion dances, local artists and pop up food and beverage stations.

Get Lucky:
Guess the number of fortune cookies inside the ‘Get Lucky’ box for your chance to win a cash prize worth AUD2000. Alternatively, keep an eye out for trays roaming the space with fortune cookies and special messages of love and blessings.
Time: 31 January to 9 February 2019, all day.

Supporting Local Artists:
Sydney-based freelance illustrator Freda Chiu has collaborated with The Galeries to create an illustrative narrative behind the Year of the Pig. Find Freda inside and be in awe of her creativity each day. See the art progress on IG @thegaleries or pop in-centre from 1 February 2019.

Pig Out:
A custom Pig Out food stand will give attendees the opportunity to pick a lucky noodle box with a treat inside—a lucky few they will find a winning token.
Time: 5 to 7 February 2019 from 5pm to 8pm.

Immerse In Culture:
Find Caishen, God of Prosperity, as he journeys through The Galeries.
Open House: Ukulele for Newbies
Date Thu 31st Jan 2019
Their first Open House for 2019 is your chance to learn how to play the mightiest little instrument – the ukulele.

Lead by uke expert Tom Harding, this is a fun and fully-participatory session which starts with the basics, like strum patterns, chord structure and swing and will have you playing a sweet song in no time – as a ukulele ensemble!

Absolute beginners absolutely welcome.

Bring your own uke or Tom will have 60 ukuleles available to borrow.

Registrations are essential if you’d like to borrow a ukulele.

If you’re feeling inspired by the end of the session, Tom will have packages of a concert size mahogany ukulele, quality padded bag and tuner available for purchase on the night for AUD105.

This event is held in the City Recital Hall ground level foyer and bar. Seating is arranged in a cocktail/lounge style and is general admission. The bar is open from 5pm.
Sydney Lunar Festival
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Sydney Lunar Festival, produced by the City of Sydney. This vibrant arts festival has a program bursting with cultural events, markets, tours, exhibitions and entertainment, most of them free.

Be part of the fun as the iconic Sydney foreshore comes alive with giant Lunar Lanterns exhibition in Circular Quay and more. Don't miss the extremely popular Dragon Boat Races in Darling Harbour that see the spirit and power of the dragon come alive as 12 metre long boats, with up to 20 paddlers, battle it out to the beating of drums!

With over 80 events to choose from, visit the Sydney Lunar Festival website to plan your festival.
HSBC Sydney 7s
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
HSBC Sydney 7s is back and better than ever before. Experience rugby like you’ve never seen; fast-paced and full of flair. It's non-stop, long passes, fast running, try scoring Sevens! The Aussies took out the Men’s and Women’s titles in 2018 and will be back for more glory in 2019 – share the moment and experience that winning feeling!
A Lunar New Year Celebration
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Hear the Sydney Symphony Orchestra capture the festival excitement of the Lunar New Year as they perform the Spring Festival Overture. The piece is so popular that it was broadcast into space on China’s first lunar probe. It ushers in an East-meets-West musical celebration with dances from the heart of China and thrilling moments from opera by Borodin and Tchaikovsky. And the Jin Wu Koon Lion Dance Troupe ensure the year gets off to an auspicious start.

Qigang’s exquisite Iris Unveiled brings shimmering Chinese colours, instruments and voices to the orchestra. The striking, sensuous sound of Peking Opera Singer Meng Meng with erhu (fiddle), pipa (lute) and zheng (zither) contributes to a dreamlike atmosphere, with music that is by turns refined, abandoned and seductive.

Directing the celebrations is ‘impeccable and virtuoso’ young conductor Elim Chan. She’s one of Hong Kong’s brightest musical stars.
Flicks for Piglets: Year of the Pig Fest
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
The fun continues into the evenings for Chatswood Year of the Pig festival-goers. Bring along your picnic rug and chairs to The Concourse Urban Screen and enjoy the nightly free flicks.

A selection of family friendly movies will screen every evening including both Chinese (with subtitles) and English movies for the little ones to enjoy. Films include classics such as Babe and Peppa Pig as well as new favourites including A House of Happiness.

There are plenty of meal options available right at The Concourse for those dining beforehand or wanting a takeaway meal to enjoy with the movie.

Schedule to be announced soon. For more information and updates, visit the website.
Nelly Australia Tour
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019
Grammy Award-winning rap icon Nelly will be playing a huge run of headline shows across Australia this February, on top of his spot on the second installment of RNB Vine Days—the ultimate annual summer winery escape.

With stops in Sydney, Darwin, Melbourne and his first ever show in Cairns, these shows are not to be missed. There is no doubt it will be getting ‘Hot In Herre’!

See Eventfinda for more information.
Psychic View at Wests League Club
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019
Join the Psychic View Team featuring Psychic Medium Tracey-Lee along with Clairvoyant/Medium Sharona for a night of Connections, Validations and the opportunity to have an intuitive guidance reading.
Riz Hallowes
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019
Come on in for easy listening sweet acoustic tunes for the evening with Riz Hallowes, right after the footy's over on the big screen! Don't miss out!


American Express Twilight – Taronga Summer Concert Series
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019
The annual American Express Twilight at Taronga Summer Concert Series is a Sydney summer highlight, and in 2019 will feature live music across six weekends beginning on Friday February 1 with You Am I/Magic Dirt until Saturday March 9 with a line up for all ages. Tickets are on sale now from Twilight at Taronga website.

Framed by the picturesque Sydney Harbour skyline at dusk, the American Express Twilight at Taronga 2019 Summer Concert Series is one of the best live music events in Australia and is held on the lawns of Taronga Zoo’s unique natural amphitheatre.

In 2019, Twilight at Taronga is presented by The American Express Music Backers Program, an initiative committed to supporting the Australian music industry by giving music venues, businesses, artists and fans the opportunity to share in a grant program, valued at AUD1 million.

See Eventfinda for more information.
The Putbacks – Album Launch Party
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019
The Putbacks, Melbourne’s heaviest funk rhythm section, are hitting the road to celebrate their debut self-titled album. RRR and PBS Feature album and Australian Music Prize nominee, it’s an album of crunchy post-soul post-jazz mystery-cinema instrumentals for your turntable and your sampler.

The Putbacks live show is raw, gritty and electric. They’re a rhythm section that doesn’t need a front person. It’s just drums, bass, guitar, keyboards and percussion. They’re stone cold pros, grizzled veterans of all the tours and all the studios. As individuals, they’re the players behind so many bands it’s difficult to list, but let’s start with Hiatus Kaiyote, The Bombay Royale, D.D Dumbo, Swooping Duck, The Meltdown and The Black Arm Band, not to mention their ongoing collaboration with Emma Donovan. When they come together, they’re one of the tightest, sharpest, most dynamic musical units ever to exist. The Putbacks don’t play that often, so don’t sleep on these shows.

Support from Godtet (Godriguez) and The Sticks.

They acknowledge and respect that this event is being held on the traditional lands of the Gadigal people. Sovereignty was never ceded.
Lunar New Year at Luna Park Sydney
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
Kick off Lunar New Year at Luna Park Sydney amongst all your favourite rides and sideshow games! Chow down on some of their special Lunar New Year treats before treating your eyes to a more visual feast - traditional lion dancing performances. You can capture all the fun-filled action across four days plus all Unlimited Rides Pass holders will receive a fortune cookie with a little surprise inside to top off the celebrations.
Chinese New Year
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Tue 5th Feb 2019
Shangri-La’s resident Chinese chefs have created a Lunar New Year feast, which revolves around the beauty of Chinese culture, including a traditional musical performance. Guests will enjoy a sumptuous seafood buffet of Pacific oysters, Alaskan crab legs, Balmain Bugs, steamed scallops in XO sauce and more.

Celebrating the Year of the Pig, family and friends can gather together and savour dishes like “Dong Po’ pork belly, eight treasure vegetables with sea cucumber, petit desserts, and a whole roasted Suckling Pig at Café Mix’s private dining room. Each mouthful is a sensory journey…

Friday 1 February to 5 February.
Dinner 6pm to 10pm.

Roasted Suckling Pig: additional AUD500 each and must be ordered two days before dining.

Café Mix’s Private Dining Room accommodates up to 10 guests, with a minimum spend of AUD1888, which includes a Whole Roasted Suckling Pig and Café Mix’s main dining room Lunar New Year buffet.

A deposit of AUD500 is required 48 hours before the booking and the private dining room is subject to availability.

So Pop
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019
This summer, Frontier Touring and Arena Touring will introduce Australia and New Zealand to the ultimate throwback pop experience: So Pop. The concert series will see the biggest names of 90s pop gathering and performing in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Auckland and Brisbane, transforming each venue into the school disco that you’ll wish never ends.

So Pop will blast cities around the country to the glory days of the 1990s and 2000s—they’re talking cargo pants, butterfly clips, Tazos and enough glitter that you’ll be shimmering for days. Bringing a line-up of 90s pop royalty down under this summer, the first class of So Pop has collectively sold more than 120 million records across the globe and are responsible for some of the biggest party tunes of our time. Catch all these everlasting classics performed live on the one stage during an epic four-hour extravaganza—it’s going to be all that and a bag of chips!

Line-up:
Aqua
Vengaboys
Blue
B*Witched
Eiffel65
Lou Bega
The Outhere Brothers
Official 2 Unlimited
Mr. President
Lunar New Year 2019
Date Fri 1st Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
Celebrate the year of the pig at Junk Lounge on level two of Cruise Bar. Treat yourself to a delightfully curated Asian-infused menu from Head Chef, Patrick Haney. Three courses with matching wines.

To celebrate the opening of Lunar New Year there will be lion dances on Friday, 1 February at 7pm with the banquet menu available every day from 1 to 10 February 2019.
Campbelltown Investigative Ghost Tours
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
The Campbelltown Investigative Ghost Tour is an exciting opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at Campbelltown's most haunted spots. Hosted by paranormal investigators Jen and Jeanette, who will take you on an paranormal adventure if you dare to join.

The tour meets at the Koshigaya Park carpark. Participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes for walking and must be 18 years of age or over. For further details or to book contact Sydney Investigation Ghost Tours.
Shire Farmers Market
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sat 21st Dec 2019
Visit the Sutherland Shire to experience a market atmosphere like no other, with stalls selling freshly grown produce, mouth watering food, barista grade coffee and much more.
Sun Run Cole Classic
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Come along to Sydney’s most enjoyable sporting weekend The Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run and Cole Classic. With fun runs, open water swimming and the introduction of the Aquathlon, Sydney's breathtaking Northern Beaches is expected to host 10,000 participants over this fabulous weekend.

It all kicks off on February 2, with two spectacular events: seven and ten kilometre fun runs along Manly's stunning coastline. Both of the Sydney Morning Herald Sun Run events start at Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club and finish beside the iconic Manly Lifesaving Club on Manly Beach.

This is followed by the Sydney Morning Herald Cole Classic at beautiful Shelly Beach. Entrants can participate in the one, two and five kilometre events, finishing the swim in front of Manly Lifesaving Club on Sunday February 3.

Children under five run for free. Don’t miss out.

See the website for details.

Sons of Mercury
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Sons of Mercury are from Sydney NSW, with the band starting in 2008, and now playing over 450 shows. They do both cover shows and also original music. They would best be described as Diverse, energetic, live individuals with a tight professional sound, an awesome repertoire and an even better reputation.
Boyce Avenue Australian Tour
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Boyce Avenue announce Australian Tour 2019.

One of the most popular and viewed YouTube bands in the world, Boyce Avenue, have announced their return to Australia in February 2019!

VIP Packages available:
Meet and Greet with the Artist
Photo with the Artist on the fans own phone or camera
Two items signed by the Artist
Limited edition A3 Thick Card Poster
Official commemorative VIP Laminate
Priority Access to the Venue

See Eventfinda for more information.
KFC BBL, 08 Match 49: Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019
The KFC Big Bash League (BBL) is back, with the competition moving to a full Home and Away fixture, making this the biggest BBL season yet.

With 59 matches across 61 days from December to February, BBL, 08 will offer fans more world-class on and off field entertainment than ever before.

Don’t miss the Sydney Sixers on the Adelaide Strikers at the SCG on January 29.

This match has sold out for the past four seasons and they again want to break their domestic crowd record, this season pushing for 40,000 people!

So be sure to grab your tickets early to get the best seats in the house as they look to again beat crosstown rivals the Sydney Thunder on their home turf.
Chinese New Year at Club Menangle
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Club Menangle invite you to celebrate 2019 Chinese New Year!

The Miracle Mile Restaurant will be Chinese Inspired with some of their classic buffet options
for those enjoy the regular buffet. Table bookings are required.

Did you know these Chinese New Year Fun Facts?
- Chinese New Year is actually on Tuesday 5 February 2019
- 2019 is the year of the Pig
- Lucky things for Pigs: Colours, yellow, grey and brown. Numbers, 2, 5, 8. Mineral, agate. Directions of future success are south-east and east. Directions of wealth is north-east. Directions of love is north.
- Unlucky things for Pigs: Colours, blue and green. Numbers, 1, 7, 9.
Heaven and Earth in Chinese Art: Treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
A rare opportunity to see some of the highest artistic achievements across 5000 years of Chinese history.

The National Palace Museum, Taipei, holds one of the finest collections of Chinese art in the world. Accumulated by emperors over centuries, this collection is rarely seen outside Taipei.

Celebrating the rich heritage of Chinese civilization through the ancient Chinese concept of tian ren he yi — unity or harmony between heaven, nature and humanity – Heaven and earth in Chinese art presents a series of 87 artworks including paintings, calligraphy, illustrated books, bronzes, ceramics, jade and wood carvings.

This is the first time the collection has travelled to the southern hemisphere. The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the exclusive venue.
Drawing, Painting Classes for Adults
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
Do you want to learn how to draw and paint as a hobby or even take your skill to a professional level? This is a less intensive and relaxed class suitable for hobbyists and those who would like to enjoy the experience of painting in a friendly environment.

Although it is a group class, each individual will be guided according to own needs and everyone follows own pace. The basic program is a combination from the traditional program to learn the basic skills of drawing plus other modifications and additions to teach you colour and painting. They teach representational art that is realism and impressionism. They do not teach abstract or any other forms of contemporary styles.
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What will you learn?
Absolute beginners are encouraged to start learning the basic concepts and techniques of drawing. Drawing is the foundation of visual art.
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Training will be focused to develop a keen eye to see and observe while develop the skill of handling line, contour, perspective and values to develop the form and a convincing representation of light.
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Backyard Veggies Workshop
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Mar 2019
Ever wondered what The Veggie Lady’s garden looks like? Take a trip to Camden and see Toni’s own garden.
Take the principles from Toni’s garden and learn how to transform your own backyard into a food forest, whether it’s a tiny balcony or a five acre property!

See how to divide your garden into zones for entertaining, flowers and vegetable growing, fruit and perennial orchard, and even backyard poultry.

Topics covered include-

Placement and layout.
Plant grouping.
Crop rotation.
What to plant when.
Chicken-keeping.

Start the day with home-baked morning tea and enjoy lunch from Toni’s own garden as well as other tasty local gourmet produce. Organic seeds and other garden needs also for sale.
Gledswood High Tea
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Indulge in an afternoon in the country enjoying a sumptuous high tea... soaking up the relaxing country setting and catching up with friends. Their revamped high tea treats their guests to live jazz music, performed by the First Lady of Jazz - Susan Gai Dowling.

Bookings are essential as places fill quickly.

Their menu consists of wine infused delights among the setting of beautiful fine china crockery, crisp white table linen, fresh flowers, a glass of sparkling wine on arrival, bottomless Twinnings tea and filtered coffee, freshly baked scones and a range of sweet and savoury treats.

Choose a date that suits you, or if you are booking for a large group of 40 people or more, please contact their team to arrange a private booking.
Les Divas: An All-Male Revue
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019
Australia’s six-foot something songstress, Prada Clutch, is set to pay tribute to the world’s greatest divas in Les Divas: An All-Male Revue.

Les Divas will see Cher (aka Prada Clutch) opening her show on the Las Vegas strip and inviting some of her most famous diva friends to help celebrate including Barbra Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Diana Ross.

The 90-minute all-male revue will take audiences down memory lane to relive their greatest hits including If I Could Turn Back Time, Get the Party Started, Proud Mary, I Will Always Love You, and I’m Coming Out.

Featuring a cast of seven, Les Divas is choreographed by Stephen Clarke who has worked with renowned divas including Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Cyndi Lauper and Diana Ross. Creative direction is by Monique Kelly, an original cast member of the Les Girls of Kings Cross.

Having headlined stage shows across the country for the past nine years, Prada is one of Australia’s most in-demand live-singing drag queens. In Les Divas, Prada and her ‘girls’ will dazzle audiences with wonderful wigs, colourful costumes dripping in diamantes, cheeky humour and diva impersonations like you’ve never seen before!
Drawing Picasso
Date Sat 2nd Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
Get intimate with a masterpiece. One of the most significant draughtsmen in Western art history, Picasso’s works are a central part of the exhibition Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage currently on at the Art Gallery of NSW. Start your weekend with an exclusive drawing session looking at Woman with a fan 1907 and other works.

With the guidance of our artist educators, you will explore the nuances of line and form in this modern masterpiece. All levels of ability welcome. Includes all materials and exhibition entry.

Ticket includes exhibition entry.
Sydney Waitangi Festival
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The annual Sydney Waitangi Festival commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi (New Zealand) by Maori chiefs and representatives of the British crown on 6 February 1840.

    Come long for a great family focused event featuring a full day of outstanding live acts. Bring along a picnic, or enjoy kai from the wide range of stalls on site. In between acts, wander through the art and craft stalls or enjoy acts on stage. Keep the kids entertained with rides and a range of other great activities! This event is sure to be a great day for everyone that joins them.

    This gold coin entry festival is brought to you by Nga Uri o Rahiri. The Waitangi Festival runs from 9am to 5pm.
Sydney Boutique Markets
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019 to Sun 1st Mar 2020
Sydney Boutique Markets is an established market which prides itself on sourcing the most talented designers and retailers allowing them to showcase their products to their shoppers! Their large market day events currently run on the first Sunday of each month along Main Street within Rouse Hill Town Centre.

Their market days attract thousands of shoppers! When you visit the market day you will find unique, high quality products ranging from men’s, ladies and baby/kids fashion and accessories, homewares and so much more! Live music can be enjoyed in Town Square, Fairy Floss and Children's rides and over 50 beautiful stalls line Main Street!

For more information including how to become a Stallholder please visit the web site.
First Sunday of the Month along Main Street, Rouse Hill Town Centre
BBBRun
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
The BBBRun is a fun and exciting run. The event comprises of a 10 kilometre run (or walk), a free family two kilometre dash and a wheelchair event.

It is an all-inclusive community run, the course is flat and takes in the picturesque and flourishing surroundings of Rhodes, Wentworth Point and Sydney Olympic Park.

The BBBRun attracts a wide range of participants, right from walkers, casual joggers through to elite runners.

Taste of Asia Food Tours: Year of Pig Festival
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019 to Thu 28th Feb 2019
Food enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the tasting adventures of Taste of Asia Food Tours over the entirety of the Chatswood Year of the Pig Festival, Sydney’s newest and most exciting ‘Little Asia’. Visitors will be able to experience a rich variety of authentic Asian delicacies, including Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and more across popular Chatswood eateries with the knowledge of a local guide.

Over the last few years, Chatswood has grown into an exciting hub of authentic Asian cuisines and culture, attracting the best brands and unique family-owned businesses. It is where Korea meets Hong Kong, with China and Japan just around the corner. On this tasting and culture tour you will try the traditional and the modern, authentic and fusion and your tastebuds will be forever grateful.

This is far from your typical food tour! Let local guides share their secrets on the best places to eat, experience new cuisine and shop for the most authentic dishes and ingredients.

Bookings are essential. For more information and updates, visit the website.
Super Rats Romanian Band
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Classic Romanian music, from Canberra. At last something sweet from the Capital!

Super Rats play lautari music, from the gypsy neighbourhoods of dusty old Bucharest. This rich tradition combines many influences: raw Balkan village folk, intricate Gypsy and Turkish music, old central-European restaurant and cafe repertoire, and even jazz. At the centre of the band’s sound is the cimbalom, a giant dulcimer with 145 strings, ably supported by accordion, violin, and double bass.

After over a decade of study in Romania with master traditional musicians, cimbalom player Tim Meyen formed Super Rats to present virtuosic, no-holds-barred music from the golden age of Romanian urban folk. Fresh from appearances at the Illawarra Folk Festival, this will be their first Sydney show.
Sunday Sunset Music Sessions – Miriam Lieberman
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Come along to the Sunday Sunset music session with Miriam Lieberman.

A summers evening of music under the stars. This is a singer songwriter who knows how to tell a story. With her soulful vocals, kora (21 string African harp) and percussive styled guitar, Miriam Lieberman's music is both lyrical and uplifting. Added is the cello, violin and rich vocal harmonies of Kate Adams and Lara Goodridge.

Her songs seamlessly blend African influences with folk infused melodies. In essence, they are a collection of stories, beautifully told through strings, powerful lyrics and her emotive voice. Playing kora as well as acoustic guitar, Miriam is joined by exceptional string players—violinist Lara Goodridge (FourPlay/ Baby et Lulu) and cellist Kate Adams. Adding their sublime strings and lush vocal harmonies, there is a chemistry between these musicians and their instruments that melds into a soaring beautiful soundscape.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Chinese New Year Concert
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the prestigious Twelve Girls Band will premiere at Sydney Opera House on Sunday 3 February 2019.

The Twelve Girls Band is a chart-topping all-female music group, whose members are much-admired musical ambassadors of Chinese music. By perfectly combining traditional Chinese folk instruments with modern pop music elements such as Latin, Jazz, and Rock, the band creates a musical feast with a focus on oriental rhymes and western charm.

The concert has a unique artistic style and features favourite music and songs performed by the band and award-wining singers.
Chinese New Year Concert 2019
Date Sun 3rd Feb 2019
AUSFENG presents Chinese New Year Concert 2019.
Title Sponsored by Sydney Beer .

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the prestigious Twelve Girls Band will premiere at Sydney Opera House on Sunday 3 February 2019. The Twelve Girls Band is a chart-topping all-female music group, whose members are much-admired musical ambassadors of Chinese music. By perfectly combining traditional Chinese folk instruments with modern pop music elements such as Latin, Jazz and Rock, the band creates a musical feast with a focus on oriental rhymes and western charm. The concert has a unique artistic style and features favourite music and songs performed by the band and award-winning singers.
Show Me the Money
Date Mon 4th Feb 2019
What does music have to do with money? Well, musicians write about what's important in people's lives, and as Cyndi Lauper said, 'Money Changes Everything'.

In this free introduction to the 'Songs About Money Choir', they'll look at how generations, personalities and political allegiances can be defined by songs about money.

Think Fred Astaire: 'Puttin' On The Ritz', Madonna: 'Material Girl', Midnight Oil: 'Blue Sky Mine'. There'll be video clips, some background on the artists and a chance to try out some of the songs, before the full choir starts the following Monday.

Luna Bowl III , Super Bowl 53
Date Mon 4th Feb 2019
Catch all the action of Super Bowl 53 streamed live across big screens at Luna Park Sydney!

Your all-inclusive ticket includes a four hour drinks package, a mouth-watering all-you-can-eat American buffet and hilarious commentary by NFL podcasters Woot and Wye.

You can also get into the American spirit by joining the pre-game 'Sail Gate' party around Sydney Harbour before the big game kicks off. Entry is included with your ticket!
Sydney Chinese New Year Lunar Feasts
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Lunar Eats is all about the incredible Asian food that’s right here on Sydney's doorstep.

    Communities from China, Vietnam, Korea and more come together for one of the biggest, best and most multicultural Lunar New Year celebrations in the world.
Celebrate Chinese New Year at Darling Harbour
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Chinese New Year celebrations will take centre stage at Darling Harbour's Chinese Garden of Friendship.

    Over three weekends of performances, demonstrations, workshops, lanterns, and tours.

    Slow down in a tai chi class, or experience acrobatic lion dancing, said to bring you good luck and fortune. Learn the ancient art of laughing from deep down inside, or observe a traditional tea ceremony in silence.

    The Chinese Garden of Friendship was built as a beautiful symbol of friendship between Sydney in the State of New South Wales and Guangzhou in the province of Guangdong, China (sister cities of sister states), to mark Australia’s bicentenary in 1988.
Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Lunar Lanterns
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    A modern twist on the traditional lantern parade, this year Sydney welcomes 12 huge zodiac lanterns, contemporary sculptural works that will adorn the city. Take a walk around the city and marvel at these mesmerising light sculptures.
Sydney Chinese New Year Festival Lion Dances
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    With plenty of drumming, flamboyance and skill, the Chinese Lion Dance teams bring Lunar New Year to Sydney’s Chinatown.

    An integral part of City of Sydney’s Lunar New Year Festival, the Lion Dance is a Chinese tradition stretching back over 1,000 years and has featured in our Lunar New Year Festival since it began over 20 years ago.

    The thunder of red fire crackers helps scare away the bad fortune of the previous year to ensure a happy and prosperous Year of the Rooster.

    Catch a Lion Dance performance and traditional Chinese crackers brought to you by the City of Sydney.
Chinese New Year at Sydney Fish Market
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Sydney Fish Market is hosting a lion dance to welcome in the Chinese New Year in traditional fashion, handing out special fortune cookies filled with fish-pun fortunes. Sydney Fish Market welcomes all visitors to come and embrace the good fortune of Chinese New Year and enjoy the gastronomic delights this great culture has to offer.

    Bring your friends and family and enjoy live entertainment on the boardwalk as the sun goes down.
Rodriguez Headline Show
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019
Acclaimed Sugar Man, Rodriguez returns to Australia next February and March! The legendary singer-songwriter and self-taught guitarist will bring his iconic blend of folk and psychedelic rock to our shores for a run of six massive headline shows plus three very special A Day On The Green events. Apart from these, he will also be heading to New Zealand for a show in Auckland.

Joining Rodriguez on all headline shows (excluding Darwin, Auckland and all A Day On The Green shows) will be one of Australia’s finest voices, Sydney-based and three time ARIA Award winning, Sarah Blasko.

Joining the bill in Darwin will be soul singer Caiti Baker, an A.B. Original collaborator and one half of electro-soul duo Sietta. A Day On The Green special guests include Xavier Rudd, Busby Marou, Pierce Brothers and Alice Skye. Local legends Dave Dobbyn, The Topp Twins and The Eastern will open the Auckland show.

See Eventfinda for more information.

The 'Bare It All' Wellness Series by O-Naked
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019
Start your February off right with an evening designed to get you motivated to stay on track with your health, fitness, and lifestyle goals for the year ahead! Australia Day is behind you, in front of you lies an abundance of opportunity.

Presenters
Lady Lolas, Australia's 'meal prep' Queen who has amassed an instagram following over 143,000 with her tips and tricks for better preparation and health.

Tegan Haining, celebrity trainer who is known for training David Beckham, Lara Stone and Jessica Gomes to name a few! She is also the author of the Seven-Day Quickie.

Charlie De Haas, the vibrant founder of the infamous Clean Treats Factory will be launching a brand new wellness line NKED just in time for their event. Charlie will talk you through goal setting, lessons she has learned, when to let go, when to hustle and she will tell you the story and inspiration behind her new range.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Stacey Demarco – Earth, Air, Fire, Water: The Four Elements
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019
Discover how the four elements affect you with Modern Witch, Stacey Demarco. The pagan ancients believed that each person has four powerful physical elements flowing through them—Earth, Air, Fire and Water—and that the way they are combined within each person determines their specific physical and spiritual energy.

They have elemental biases or a dominant mix usually, where one or two elements are at the fore of our makeup, and one is most lacking.

Learn the fascinating power of the elements and which is your personal alchemy to increase your talents and flow, to boost prosperity and creativity, even to understand your relationships better.

Peter Watts: Shades and Movement
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019 to Mon 18th Feb 2019
Art2Muse Gallery presents the latest series of paintings by Melbourne/Daylesford artist Peter Watts.

Peter's paintings stem from visual exploration of the surrounding countryside at his Daylesdfor property in central Victoria. Peter captures theatrical cloud formations and sudden light changes that are inherent in the landscapes of the region.
The Other Side of 25
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
The new one-and-a-half woman show!

Acclaimed stand-up comedian Becca Hurd is bringing her new one-woman-show to The Old 505 Theatre in Newtown. Featuring original music and an original story, The Other Side of 25 is hysterical and heartfelt play is written and performed by Becca Hurd.

The Other Side of 25 tells the story of Amory, who, despite her best instincts, reluctantly agrees to become the surrogate for her sister’s baby. But after her sister and brother in-law unexpectedly die in a car crash, Amory finds herself stuck, pregnant and on the other side of 25.

The production team behind The Other Side of 25 almost entirely made up of female-identifying artists, something that was very important to Becca Hurd. “I wanted to tell a female-centric story, that captured the humour and pressure of a woman in her twenties.”

More than just a story about surrogacy, The Other Side of 25 examines the expectations placed on young women, exploring pregnancy, family dynamics and what it means for a young woman to grow up. In an age where the ‘kidult’ is king, the play takes the audience on an uproarious journey through the experiences of a very feisty female.
RAW Comedy - Heat 4 (NSW)
Date Tue 5th Feb 2019
Launch into LOLs with RAW Comedy, Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition!

For over 20 years RAW Comedy has seen performers ride that comedy wave, with past competitors including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Anne Edmonds, Luke McGregor and Rhys Nicholson.

Will this year’s competitors pull off a perfect 360, or have a total wipe out? Grab your tickets now to see who makes the biggest splash!

Heat 4 hosted by Tom Cashman with a special guest performance by Sian Smyth.

For more information or to sign up head to their website.
Design, Build and Code With Unity
Date Wed 6th Feb 2019
Design, Build and Code With Unity invite you to come and join them to learn game development and design with their expert trainer! Throughout this eight week after-school course you'll learn how to create a game, using the Unity game engine and the C# programming language to create a game you can use in VR and AR.

You’ll learn skills that you can carry over to app, VR and AR development and more! The course will give you new skills in coding and design, and will help you learn more about gaming, software development, simulations, virtual reality, augmented reality and 360 photo and video.

What will you build?
A Unity project
A compiled 3D game

Ages
10â€㥼 years old

Times
This course runs on Wednesday afternoons for eight weeks from 4pm to 5:30pm.
Art In Mind: Modern Art and Music
Date Wed 6th Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
Exploring sensation and perception through mindfulness.

In this special two-part course, explore modern art and music through contemplative looking and mindfulness techniques, in connection with the exhibition Masters of Modern Art from the Hermitage. Over two sessions, you will discover the art of mindful looking and listening, enjoying works of art and music in a more focused, attentive and curious way. Taking their cue from Kandinsky’s association of art and music, they will explore the connections between the innovative sounds of modern composers like Debussy and Schoenberg, and colour-driven paintings by artists including Monet, Matisse, Picasso and Kandinsky.

Comments from past participants of Art in Mind:

"Just loved the session! I will never see art in the same way again!"

"Art in Mind lets one see and feel a whole new world around you."

Ticket includes exhibition entry. Children under five enter free.
The Business of Events
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019 to Fri 8th Feb 2019
Australia's ultimate events industry conference,The Business of Events, will present a line-up of industry heavyweights that will offer senior executives of the events industry a wealth of strategic business advice that addresses global trends and market opportunities. You'll be able to identify new business opportunities, understand the growth plans of major events and what this means for your business and learn how to capitalise on government strategies to attract international events.



The Business of Events has been capped at a small number of attendees to ensure an intimate learning experience.

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019
Ms. Lauryn Hill is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of her anthemic debut solo album 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'. The Grammy Award-winning artist who announced the North American leg of her 'The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour' earlier this year, will return to Australia in 2019 with longtime collaborator and friend, Nas as special guest.

Grab your tickets and don't miss out!
D Henry Fenton with Jason Walker and Liz Martin Band
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019
Only Sydney show on small run of Australian dates, D Henry Fenton playing with Jonathan Zwartz (bass) and Hamish Stuart (drums) with special guests Jason Walker (solo) and Liz Martin Band. D Henry will be playing original songs and also some from his latest EP Howlin' Back (four songs by Howlin' Wolf) .
Christine Anu In conversation and song
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019
For nearly 30 years, Christine Anu has entertained audiences across music, movies, television and radio. Christine is also the first Indigenous female entertainer in Australia to showcase her rich cultural heritage and the beauty of her first-language, bringing songs such as ‘Kulba Yaday’ into mainstream arenas.

Over 30,000 children, young people and adults have so far joined Christine for a fabulously entertaining and informative event filled with personal anecdotes, music and storytelling.

Throughout the presentation at the Pioneer Theatre in Castle Hill on February 7, Christine will not only share personal anecdotes about her life and illustrious career but Christine will also perform a selection of songs spanning her acclaimed music career, including songs from the Torres Strait Islands, Sunshine on a Rainy Day and the unofficial national anthem My Island Home, which was selected by the National Film and Sound Archives to be inducted into the Sounds of Australia Registry alongside Midnight Oil and the Wiggles.

Christine Anu: In Conversation and Song is suitable for children, young people and adults.



Duration: 70 minutes. No Interval.

The Moors
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019 to Fri 1st Mar 2019
As part of the 2019 Mardi Gras Festival, Seymour Centre will present the Sydney premiere of Jen Silverman's dark comedy The Moors with award-winning director Kate Gaul at the helm.

After being lured by mysterious letters, seemingly naïve Emilie takes the position as governess in a household on the forbidding moors. Upon arriving, she discovers the stern and domineering Agatha along with her needy and flighty sister Hudley, a dog, and a glowering maid who isn’t always who or what she seems. The arrival of the governess sets this odd assembly on a strange and increasingly bizarre path.

Inspired by the lives and works of the beloved but little understood Brönte sisters, The Moors is a cleverly-crafted, black comedy about love, desperation, the way women are seen and the space they occupy with relevancy to our current cultural climate.

From the company who thrilled Seymour audiences in 2017 with The Trouble with Harry comes a play of subversive edginess toppling the male-oppressed milieus of the Brontës and taking strong, passionate female characters to new heights.
Ears to the Ground: Miriam Lieberman Trio
Date Thu 7th Feb 2019
Ears to the Ground is a new evening series where contemporary bands and artists can take over the ground level stage for a night of their music – whatever that may be. Expect acoustic harmonies, jazz rhythms, indie sounds and fusions you’ve never even heard of. Each night will be taken over by a new artist and sound for you to discover.

Miriam Lieberman is a singer songwriter that has an unmistakable voice and is known for her own unique style on the kora - West African harp, the guitar as well as her songwriting. Miriam draws her influences from far and wide having spent long periods of time studying traditional music in West Africa with local musicians including celebrated kora player Toumani Diabate. With kora in hand, Miriam's songs carry a feminine perspective reminiscent of Joni Mitchell.

This concert is held in the City Recital Hall ground level foyer and bar. Seating is arranged in a cocktail/lounge style and is general admission. The bar is open to ticket holders from 6.30pm.
Lunar New Year Celebrations: Doonside
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019
Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens in Nurragingy Reserve will be adorned with colour as they prepare to ring in the Year of the Pig.

Grab your family, friends and picnic blanket and join them for an evening of: live cultural stage entertainment, food and market stalls, Peppa Pig Kids Show, free kids rides, interactive workshops and demonstrations, free kids craft- lantern making, fan decorating, calligraphy, origami and more, lion and dragon dance, traditional Chinese New Year blessing ceremony, fireworks display, roving performers

Chinese New Year is a holiday in which people honour household and heavenly deities, as well as their ancestors. More modern generations also see the holiday as a time for family to celebrate and come together.
Season Opening Gala
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Feb 2019
Humanity’s place in nature is the transcendent theme of Richard Strauss's overpowering composition Thus Spake Zarathustra. A blazing sunrise begins a hero’s odyssey for ‘joy deeper than a heart’s pain’ in an opulent musical poem performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra that takes inspiration from the philosopher Nietzsche and grapples with nothing less than the meaning of life and the nature of the universe.

The amazing Diana Doherty reprises her breathtaking performance of Nigel Westlake’s oboe concerto inspired by the Tasmanian wilderness. An evocative tour de force, Spirit of the Wild was composed especially for the ‘dynamic virtuosity’ of the Orchestra's Principal Oboe.

Percy Grainger’s warriors storm the concert hall with unstoppable energy, as bold men and women gather to dance and celebrate. Calling for an immense orchestra, The Warriors is a fierce and exultant Australian classic, brimming with life and colour.
2-Way Split
Date Fri 8th Feb 2019
2-Way Split is one of the most versatile wedding/party live cover bands for hire in Sydney playing all the songs you know and love.

Friday Duo time! With a huge amount of experience and a vast catalogue under their belts, they're sure to smash out tonnes of your favourite tunes from the last few decades and maybe even a few special requests! Come on down and make the most of your Friday night and get excited for the weekend!
Sydney Lunar Festival - Dragon Boat Races
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019 to Sun 10th Feb 2019
Dragon Boat racing has been a Chinese cultural institution for more than 2,000 years, and it's now an international sport. One of the most anticipated events of Sydney Lunar Festival, these 12 metre dragon-headed vessels race to the beat of a drum, and you can watch the exhilarating spectacle up close at Cockle Bay wharf in Darling Harbour.
Chinese New Year
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Eastwood will be abuzz with excitement as Chinese New Year celebrations get into full swing.

    Everyone is invited to join in the party atmosphere on the plaza.

    The festival gets bigger and better every year and brings together many local cultures including Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Indian, Philippines, Italian and Australian groups all promoting harmony in Ryde's multicultural community.
Sydney International Wine Competition - Tasting of Trophy and Medal Winners
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
Wine lovers will be able to taste a world of wine without leaving Sydney when over 240 wines from eight countries awarded trophies and Top 100, Blue Gold, and Gold medals are made available for tasting during two sessions on Saturday 9 February.

This is an exclusive opportunity to taste the 'best of the best' food-friendly wines from the Sydney International Wine Competition, a unique wine show where the wines are judged alongside food to best replicate the consumer experience.

You will be able to taste a range of renowned Champagnes and sparkling wines, along with the best of New Zealand's trophy-winning Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs and Australia's top-ranking Chardonnay, Semillon, Shiraz and Cabernet wines.

In addition, award winning wines from Portugal, Argentina and Georgia – considered by many to be the birth-place of wine – will be available for tasting.

An extensive range of ‘alternative’ white varieties such as Roussanne, Gruner Veltliner, Fiano and Vermentino, along with red varieties including Saperavi and Castelao, will be on exhibition providing a rare opportunity to taste some of the world's best and most exciting wine styles.

Full details about the 39th Sydney International Wine Competition on the website.

Parramatta Lunar New Year
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Celebrate the Lunar New Year and enjoy the cultural experience of the Lunar New Year festivities.

    Sit back and enjoy beautiful traditional and contemporary cultural performances from China, Vietnam and South Korea, take part in interactive activities and workshops in Lunar Land, including calligraphy, lantern making, and cooking classes, and enjoy a Lunar feast at one of the many delicious food stalls.

    The event also features the family friendly Lunar Lounge, Lantern Garden installation, firecracker display, dragon and lion dances, and a fireworks finale at 9pm.

    Lunar New Year in Parramatta has all of the elements for a fun night out!
Brian Cadd and Russell Morris
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
Australian music icons, Brian Cadd and Russell Morris, have been friends for over forty years and toured together for just a little over nine years.
Bush Food Picnic
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
Join Shared Knowledge’s Aboriginal guides to discover how to incorporate native Australian bush foods with everyday ingredients. Use a traditional coolamon to gather seasonal fruits, seeds, berries, native vegetables and plants from around Centennial Parklands, before learning about traditional food preparation methods and tasting your very own bush food infused recipes.

This is a unique opportunity in the heart of the Eastern suburbs: Gain a deeper understanding of Aboriginal heritage and culture as well as connection to country; Use traditional methods to gather and prepare food; Learn how to identify seasonal bush food and Enjoy tasting bush food inspired recipes.
Chinese New Year Celebration: Year of Pig Fest
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
Presented by the Chinese Cultural Centre, welcome in the Year of The Pig with The Chatswood Year of the Pig Festival at the annual Chinese New Year Celebration Day—one of the largest Chinese New Year celebrations in Sydney.

The celebrations begin with a welcome ceremony at 11am, followed by spectacular dragon and lion dances down Chatswood Mall. Community groups and performers provide live entertainment throughout the day including Chinese opera, magic shows and face changing.

This much-anticipated event is one not to be missed. For more information and updates, visit the website.
Margarita Masterclass
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
Learn to make three world class cocktails by Frank himself, learn about the origins, misconceptions and flavours of tequilas.
Cost includes three cocktails, three tequila tasters, tortilla chips and an amazingly fun interactive experience with your friends/family.
Floovies at Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
Come and join the fun of the annual inflatable movie night at Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre!

Grab a blanket, chair or hire a pool ring and get comfortable watching a movie on a large 12 square metres screen. Details of film to be confirmed closer to the date. The centre will be open from 8am however the event will begin at 6pm with the movie starting at 6.30pm. Inflatable rings are limited and can be hired from 6pm.

Standard pool entry fees apply.
Stormcellar Hornsby
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
After 10 years, nine albums, including three number ones and four US tours, Stormcellar were reviewed in the December 2017 edition of Living Blues, the Roots publication of record since the 1960’s, marking a rare mention for an original song-writing Australian band.

Stormcellar has never shied away from following their own path. In a career eerily reminiscent of the Blues Brothers, they are now pursued with torches and pitchforks by Country folk, Blues Folk, Folk Folk, Jazz Folk, Pop Folk and other folk who joined the mob because it looked like fun was to be had.

Gonna be a big month!
Kwame: Clouds Single Tour Darlinghurst
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
Following its premiere on Apple Music's Beats 1 Radio with Zane Lowe, Kwame released his punchy party-starter Clouds and announced a national tour!

Clouds sees the triple j Unearthed artist of the year deliver witty lyricism about the self-realisation of the worth and purpose.
Tickets are on sale now.
The Halvorsen Story
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
By Noel Phelan - Australian National Maritime Museum

The Halvorsen family came to Australia with very little and worked very hard to build a better life. However, they did more than that—they showed extraordinary commitment to boat building and excellent craftsmanship and boat design skills that made their boats highly desirable. They also demonstrated outstanding seamanship by sailing their yachts with great success. Halvorsen yachts won back to back handicap honours three times in the Sydney Hobart race and they also built and raced the first Australian challenger for the America's Cup – Gretel for Frank Packer.

Many people enjoyed a holiday on a Halvorsen cruiser based at Bobbin Head This was the largest hire fleet in the southern hemisphere with lots of celebrities enjoying the beautiful Hawkesbury River. Noel Phelan, long time guide and presenter from the Australian National Maritime Museum tells their story.
Sonic Futures: Chloe Kim
Date Sat 9th Feb 2019
Sonic Futures (previously Trigger) spotlights outstanding young jazz talents – someone on the brink of their professional career, whose calibre of improvisation and composition has set them apart.

This featured jazz star of tomorrow is Sydney Conservatorium student, drummer Chloe Kim.

Her Sound Lounge concert will be recorded live with the support of APRA/AMCOS.

“The first percussionist I’ve heard forge an approach drawing on the innovations of Australia’s master-drummer, Simon Barker.” John Shand, SMH

Chloe Kim drums , Adrian Lim-Klumpes piano/electronics , Jim Denley sax

Learn from the Expert - Beginners Photography Workshop
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
This beginners workshop is ideal for everyone who has a camera but is not quite sure what to do apart from using the automatic settings. It will cover the many and various aspects of improving your photos, as well as hands-on application in the Gardens. You will learn to use your camera in the easiest possible way.

This event will be led by nature lover and award-winning photographer Glenn Smith. Glenn has won many competitions and featured online with Australian National Geographic and has been running photography classes in the Botanic Garden for years.

Please bring your own camera, and wear comfortable, closed-in shoes.
Jess Glynne – Always Inbetween Tour
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
UK pop sensation Jess Glynne is making her debut Australian headline shows on the 'Always Inbetween Tour' in February. The North Londoner who delicately weaves the lines between pop, soul, R and B and house music will kick off the new year with show-stopping performances in Melbourne and Sydney.

The news of her Australian shows comes fresh off the back of the announcement that Glynne will support legendary UK pop stars Spice Girls on their recently-announced UK stadium tour! Glynne rendered a show-stopping performance at the 2018 Logie Awards—a thrill for an artist who grew up watching Aussie TV series like Neighbours and Home and Away—that gave Australian fans an exciting taste of what her shows will entail.

She’s no stranger to Australian airwaves either, after her inimitable and distinctive vocals featured on Clean Bandit's global hit 'Rather Be', which reached four times ARIA Platinum and won a Grammy for Best Dance Recording in 2014.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Gledswood Family Farm Days
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
Gledswood is an authentic Australian colonial farm from the 1800's. Spend a day at Gledswood for a true Aussie experience.

The farm day activities start at 11am where you'll sit by the campfire enjoying a billy tea and damper listening to stories told by the stockman. Later, learn the history of Australian farming, see kelpies round up sheep for shearing, see the stockman as he shears the sheep, learn about how wool is classed and try your hand at boomerang throwing. The stockman will demonstrate how to crack a whip as he tells you of his travels across our great land.

Following your day on the farm, drop into the cellar door for an Australian wine or boutique craft beer, or book into one of the Wine Tasting Masterclasses which are held at the cellar door.



Due to the popularity of the event, pre-purchasing tickets online prior to the event is recommended.

There is a maximum of 500 cars and once this is reached, the gates will be closed.

This is to ensure everyone has an enjoyable day and things don't get too crowded.

So head on down to the Gledswood Family Farm Day for a unique family day out.

Gledswood Farm Day
Date Sun 10th Feb 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Gledswood is an authentic Australian colonial farm with many of its original buildings from the 1800s. Spend a day at Gledswood to experience an Aussie experience. Read the review written by Shayne Denford from WeekendNotes. It says it all really!

The farm day activities start at 11am when you'll meet their stockman by the drovers campsite where you will have billy tea and damper by the campfire listening to stories from their stockman.

You will then take in the history of Australian farming, see their kelpies round up the sheep and bring them in for shearing, see their stockman in action as he shears the sheep, learn about how wool is classed and try your hand at boomerang throwing. Their stockman will give you a demonstration on how to crack a whip as he tells you of his travels across this great land.

Following your day on the farm, why not drop into their cellar door for an Australian wine or boutique craft beer, or book into one of their Wine Tasting Masterclasses which are held at the cellar door.

See their friendly bar staff who will book you in.

How to Rule the World
Date Mon 11th Feb 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
An Aboriginal, an Asian and an Islander walk into a bar. It’s not the beginning of a racist joke, it’s the catalyst for a stinging satire on Australian politics from award-winning playwright Nakkiah Lui (Black is the New White).

Vic, Zaza and Chris are political insiders hustling their way to the top. They want influence, they want change, they want to take over Parliament House. They leave that bar drunk on power, with a plan to take over the world. First step: find a likeable white guy to use as a political puppet. What could possibly go wrong?

In the hands of STC Associate Director Paige Rattray, who brought us Lui’s smash-hit rom com Black is the New White, How to Rule the World is a fast-paced comedy that tackles their country’s myths of multiculturalism and the fair go. This motley group of political operatives are convinced they can beat the system from the inside. But will they change the system? Or will the system change them?
My Leonard Cohen with Stewart D'Arrietta
Date Mon 11th Feb 2019
My Leonard Cohen with Stewart D'Arrietta. Returning by popular demand, following an acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe season and a sold-out run at the Sydney Opera House in 2017, Stewart D'Arrietta and his band are returning to the Sydney Opera House for one show only.

D'Arrietta and his band offer a stirringly personal celebration of the late, legendary Cohen, offering distinctive arrangements of his most iconic music. Driven by D'Arrietta's raw vocal style, these are arresting and imaginative interpretations of the great singer songwriter's most powerful works, performed by world-class musicians. Poetic anecdotes, punctuated with D'Arrietta's trademark laconic humour, offer a narrative frame by which the audience can contemplate the life of one of the world's most enigmatic songwriters. This is Cohen's music as you've never heard it before.

See Eventfinda for more information.
At Last – The Etta James Story with Vika Bull
Date Tue 12th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
Starring the sensational Vika Bull, At Last tells the story of soul legend Etta James' turbulent life and features some of her most beloved songs including Tell Mama, Something’s Got A Hold On Me, Sugar On The Floor, the heart rending I’d Rather Go Blind, her iconic signature song At Last and more.

Vika puts her heart and soul into this unforgettable show and is joined on stage by some of Australia’s finest and funkiest musicians. During a long and tumultuous career that saw her win six Grammy Awards and a star on The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Etta James has influenced a vast array of artists from Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Stevie Wonder, The Rolling Stones and Rod Stewart and is acknowledged as inspiring the careers of a new generation of singers from Christina Aguilera, Adele and the late Amy Winehouse.
Garry Wotherspoon – Paddington: A History
Date Tue 12th Feb 2019
The suburb you now know as Paddington has a long, ever-changing and chequered history. Paddington has been everything from a village, a home to many of the colonial gentry, the site of Australia’s first military establishment, a slum due for demolition, a haven for ‘New Australians’, one of Sydney’s first suburbs to ‘gentrify’, and the place where resident action took off.

Its existence today is due to efforts of Paddington’s residents to fight off those who have tried to destroy it: state and council bureaucrats, indifferent property owners, the Department of Main Roads, and developers. It is a tale of struggle, but also one of hope.

Join historian Garry Wotherspoon as he shares the unique history of Sydney’s celebrated heritage suburb.

The event will be at the Mitchell Theatre.
RAW Comedy - Heat 5 (NSW)
Date Tue 12th Feb 2019
Launch into LOLs with RAW Comedy, Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition!

For over 20 years RAW Comedy has seen performers ride that comedy wave, with past competitors including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Anne Edmonds, Luke McGregor and Rhys Nicholson.

Will this year’s competitors pull off a perfect 360, or have a total wipe out? Grab your tickets now to see who makes the biggest splash!

Heat 5 hosted by Sam Taunton with a special guest performance by Demi Lardner.

For more information or to sign up head to their website.
Seniors Festival Cruises
Date Wed 13th Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Harbour Story Premium: quality two-hour sightseeing cruise aboard premium vessels with personalised commentary of the stories of Sydney. Includes Captain’s morning or afternoon tea including a mixed sweet and savoury selection. Plus a glass of sparkling wine on arrival and Vittoria coffee or a selection of fine teas. Morning cruise 10am and afternoon cruise 2.15pm

Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch: a delicious buffet featuring seafood and a full range of non-seafood and vegetarian dishes, dessert and cheeses, with million dollar views and main harbour sights and commentary. Departs daily from Darling Harbour and Circular Quay

NSW Senior Card holders, plus Australian national and state Senior Card holders can enjoy these special cruises at fantastic prices during NSW Seniors Festival.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong
Date Wed 13th Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Following hot on the wobbly heels of the box office hit The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief Theatre brings its triumphant disaster Peter Pan Goes Wrong from London’s West End to Australia.

Nominated for an Olivier Award for Best New Comedy, Peter Pan Goes Wrong turns the J.M. Barrie classic, Peter Pan, into ‘a joyous masterclass of physical comedy and general disaster’ (London Evening Standard).

Once again, the much-loved members of The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society battle against technical hitches, flying mishaps and cast disputes with hilarious and disastrous results.

Will they ever make it to Neverland?
Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra
Date Wed 13th Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
David Robertson begins his final season as Sydney Symphony Orchestra's Chief Conductor with a concert of music celebrating the power of the orchestra.

Taras Bulba is composer Janáček’s homage to the fearless spirit of Russia, personified by the 16th-century Cossack hero. Depicting three scenes from Nikolai Gogol’s epic novel, Taras Bulba is intense, vast, violent and vividly colourful.

Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra is a modern classic – a sensational showcase for a hundred brilliant musicians in full flight, especially in the thrilling whirlwind of a finale.

Steve Reich’s iconic minimalist works have influenced classical, electronic and pop music. In the same tradition as Bartók’s concerto, his latest work is for an ensemble of soloists within a larger orchestral background. Reich’s shimmering music pulses with life.
Seniors Save the Date 2019
Date Wed 13th Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
The 2019 NSW Seniors Festival “Love Your Life” is for people over 60, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 50 people and over 50 that have a lifelong disability.

Campbelltown City Council will be hosting a range of events and activities for Seniors Festival.

Major events will be held on the 13 and 14 February at the Campbelltown Arts Centre, including workshops, tours, movies and a special twilight movie on Valentine’s Day.

West Leagues Club will host a lunch time Dementia Concert on 20 February for people with Dementia and their carers.

There will be a range of activities at the libraries, aqua and fitness classes for Seniors, sensory walk for people with dementia at the Botanic Gardens and a range of ongoing activities through local Senior Citizen groups across Campbelltown.

Please check their website for all news, calendar of events and booking information.

Come join in the fun.

Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras
Date Thu 14th Feb 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the world's most joyous and spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride. Mardi Gras attracts over 20,000 interstate and international visitors each year, who enjoy a diverse and exciting line-up of events as well as soaking up the atmosphere and enjoying the iconic surroundings of Sydney and New South Wales.
Stars for your Valentine
Date Thu 14th Feb 2019
A night under the stars with your valentine?

Join them for a beautiful sunset picnic and some professional stargazing on Valentine’s Day. Watch the sun set over the city and experience the amazing bats that leave Centennial Park each night.

Their astronomer Dr Luke Barnes from Western Sydney University will show you how easy stargazing can be and explain what you can see in the Valentine’s sky. You can then choose from a selection of telescopes and watch the stars with your loved one.

Their lawns are prepared for your picnic rugs and hampers. Pack your own with your date’s favourite wine and food or book one through their partners from Pop-up Picnic. Alternatively, choose from their selection of food carts.

Girls On Tap
Date Thu 14th Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
Created and choreographed by Sally Dashwood

Empowering. Inspiring. Multi-tasking.

The award-winning femme fatales of tap, rhythm and song sure have something to say about women in the world today. From Broadway to Beyoncé, Girls On Tap pay homage to the past while keeping it fresh.

Following their sold-out, standing ovation debut at Cabaret in the Glen, Sally Dashwood (So You Think You Can Dance) is leading the gang back to Glen Street to crash through stereotypes, challenge expectations and stamp out inequality with exceptional rhythm. This high energy production proves that you cannot underestimate the collective power of song, dance and womanhood.
No Age
Date Thu 14th Feb 2019
No Age Flipping Hemispheres

As the clock inches closer to midnight on 2018, never forget, No Age's Snares Like A Haircut kicked things off this year with a loud and heavy bang! Dean and Randy led a thrilling charge through the months that would come, with tours all over the USA and Europe. But that was only the beginning of their intercontinental conquest—coming in February, 2019, the No Age experience heads to the land down under!

That's right, Australia and New Zealand, join No Age on a walkabout turned sonic rendezvous as they push Snares Like A Haircut into 2019, get tickets to the No Age show coming your way, now!
Kubrick’s The Killing 1956: Screening
Date Thu 14th Feb 2019
After his release from Alcatraz, Johnny Clay masterminds a brilliant criminal scheme to steal USD2,000,000 from a local racetrack in which "no one will get hurt." But his scheme is complicated by the wife of one of his cohort and her ruthless boyfriend, airport regulations, and a small dog.

The Killing purposely confuses the viewer through keen story structure choices and twists on the heist genre. The result is a disorientation that forwards a theme that trickery, thievery, and crime—even those which are meticulously planned, are doomed to failure.

Despite performing poorly at the box office, Kubrick’s first “mature film” has gained a cult following in later years, with several film critics placing it among their top films of all times.

The event will be at the Mitchell Theatre.
Australian Surf Rowers League Open
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
The Australian Surf Rowers League has been embraced by the surf lifesaving community all around Australia, and together surf lifesavers look forward to continued relationships for many years to come. The sport of surf rowing requires effective team work and a high level of fitness, two attributes of the Royal Australian Navy. Surf rowing as a sport is an ideal means to promote the healthy ideals of the Royal Australian Navy.

The Australian Surf Rowers League and its members provide an important community service by conducting Surf Lifesaving duties, beach patrols on many Australian beaches. The partnership alliance aims to increase public understanding of Navy and the importance of the Navy values ... Honour, Honesty, Courage, Integrity and Loyalty.

An event not to be missed.
The Empire Strips Back
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
After a sold-out, critically acclaimed tour of the United States, The Empire Strips Back team returns home to sneak in their largest Australian tour yet—including a return to Brisbane and Adelaide!

For the many that missed out on previous tours be prepared for some seriously sexy Stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, some tantalising Twi'leks, a delightfully luke-warm Taun Taun, a lady-like Skywalker, the Droids you are looking for and much, much more!

So get your tickets now and come along to celebrate everything Star Wars.



"The best episode of Star Wars I’ve ever seen..." - Nathan Fillion

"The Empire Strips Back has been packing out Australian theatres since 2011...and is poised to take on the United States." - The Guardian

"Fun, high energy, and not at all what I could've ever expected." - SYFY

"The attention to detail in the costuming is astounding, the enthusiasm and energy of the dancers unparalleled in this galaxy or any other." - LA Weekly

Kia Friday Night Racing - Lunar New Year
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019
Join them at Canterbury Park for the 2018-19 Kia Friday Night Racing series.

They'll get you closer than ever to the action and stars of the race track with free entry.

Celebrate Lunar New Year with kids’ entertainment including lion dancers, live music and Canterbury Park Foodie Markets featuring your favourite Asian delights!

Want to upgrade your Friday night? The Guineas Restaurant returns to Kia Friday Night Racing!
Sydney SailGP
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
SailGP is sailing redefined, combining awe-inspiring athleticism with top-flight tech. Be front row for all the action as the supercharged F50s are unleashed on Sydney Harbour.

Cheer on your home team as they battle it out for in the all-new nation vs nation international competition, culminating in a winner take all race.

An exclusive range of on- and off-water spectator experiences are available including an Official Viewing Area on Shark Island and Official Spectator Boats with Captain Cook Cruises.

You can also go behind the scenes at their Team Bases on the historic Cockatoo Island with their unique free Guided Public Tours. Get amazing insights as the SailGP teams prepare for race day.
Girledworld 21st Century Careers Summit for Girls
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
Girledworld is an ed-tech startup building the next generation of leaders, founders and STEM champions, one girl at a time.

The 2019 WOW Summit will enable high school girls (aged 13 to 18) to immerse in skill-building leadership, entrepreneurship and design thinking workshops.

Girls can hear incredible stories of startup success and STEM career advice from outstanding global industry mentors, and experience first-hand the 21st-century innovations that will define the future workplaces they will inhabit.

Following the success of the sold-out 2017 University of Melbourne and 2018 RMIT University Girledworld World of Work Summits – both of which made news around the country and united hundreds of girls from 50 schools across Victoria - they welcome you in joining them to build the next generation of leaders, founders, and STEM trailblazers.
Hat Fitz and Cara Newtown
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019
High-energy duo Hat Fitz and Cara are one of Australia’s most enduring, popular and talented roots artists. The husband and wife team have clocked up 10 years of touring, festivals and album releases from their base of operations in hinterland Sunshine Coast and show no signs of slowing down.

Their worldwide festival touring circuit takes in Australia, the UK, North America, and Europe and their blend of old-timey influences sees them equally at home on Folk, Americana, Blues and acoustic stages.
Leo Sayer - Just a Boy at 70
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019
Leo celebrates his 70th birthday year with a series of special concerts around the world.

After the Sold Out success of his 2015 and 2017 UK tours, Grammy award winning, international chart-topping, British music legend Leo Sayer is touring Australia and NZ with his all star Australian band for a short series of concerts and festival appearances.

Known the world over for his army of hits which include Thunder In My Heart, More Than I Can Say, Moonlighting, The Show Must Go On, One Man Band, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Orchard Road and the transatlantic number ones, When I Need You and You Make Me Feel Like Dancing; Leo is very excited to be back on tour in his adopted homeland and looking forward to giving his audience a high energy concert of his much loved greatest hits, and more.
Australian Late Model Championship
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019 to Sat 16th Feb 2019
This will be a spectacular two night event with the best drivers in the country coming together to contest the Australian Late Model Championship.

On the first night, they also have Street Stocks and Compact Speedcars and on the second night they have AMCAs, Formula 500s and a Demolition Derby plus fireworks.

Grigoryan Brothers and Wolfgang Muthspiel
Date Fri 15th Feb 2019
Three acknowledged icons of the guitar world are bringing their incredible artistry to Australian audiences.

Wolfgang Muthspiel (Austria) and Slava and Leonard Grigoryan (Australia) are highly respected worldwide for their contributions to the guitar oeuvre, be it jazz, classical or world music.

With a repertoire spanning centuries, continents and genres, amazing telepathy and ability to draw emotion from every note, Slava and Leonard Grigoryan are justifiably regarded as Australia’s finest classical guitarists.

Muthspiel is one of the most revered guitarists on the world stage. Soon after graduating from the Berklee College of Music in Boston he joined the Gary Burton Quintet, the first guitarist to do so after Pat Metheny. A prolific collaborator, he has recorded and toured with the likes of Trilok Gurtu, Dhafer Youssef, Brian Blade, Rebecca Bakken, Youssou N’Dour, Maria Joao, Dave Liebmann, Paul Motian, Gary Peacock and many others.

Bringing diverse influences, stunning technique and risk-taking improvisations – performed on an array of guitars including classical, baritone, 12 string and electric guitar – the Grigoryan Brothers and Wolfgang Muthspiel promises to be a unique musical experience.
General Pants Bowl-A-Rama
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Bowl-A-Rama is Australia's biggest and best skateboarding competition. A globally recognised celebration of skateboarding culture, Bowl-A-Rama attracts legendary and current Pro skaters from all around the world to defend their titles.

    Its been the largest skate event in Australasia for 12 years running and is still the only international professional bowl skating event of its kind.

    Due to its overwhelming popularity, Bowl-A-Rama is being held over two huge days. With an extra day of bowl shredding, there are three epic sessions on Saturday and another three on Sunday. Which means there are more seats and more tickets so more people can get a slice of the action. With a ticket capacity of over 7000, the party will be going all weekend long.

Cabramatta Lunar New Year
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
Cabramatta Lunar New Year 2019 welcomes the Year of the Pig! The cultural festivities will feature the God of Fortune, Lion Dancing and loads of exciting entertainment for the whole family.

Stay tuned for more updates on Cabramatta Lunar New Year from early 2019!
Nitro Circus You Got This Stadium Tour- Sydney
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
After ushering in a new era in action sports last year with the FMX Next Level tour, Nitro Circus is ready to take progression to new heights once again, and in 2019 Australia is set to reap the rewards of this boundary-breaking insanity.

The Nitro Circus crew has created not one, but two all new ramps which will make their world debut on the You Got This Stadium Tour.

These new ramps, one a radically expanded version of Nitro’s infamous Giganta Ramp along with a reimagined FMX setup, will be unveiled next February. Combined with the FMX Next Level ramp, this triple threat is literally too big for indoor arenas, and instead will take over Sydney's Spotless Stadium.

These will be one of the biggest shows in Nitro Circus history, as the best in FMX, BMX and Skate push themselves to their absolute limits on the biggest ramps in action sports. Adding to the fear factor, You Got This will feature a host of new crazy contraptions that have no business flying through the air, along with a few other surprises that will be revealed as the tour dates near.

You do not want to miss this. Book now!
Secret Supper Club - The Restaurant Series
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
Secret Supper Club is a monthly dining experience and pop up restaurant in the Macarthur Region.

With a surprise dining location once a month, it is a great experience for the inner foodie in everyone.

Secret Supper Club have a set list of participating restaurants, and more coming soon, and together with the head chefs, the Secret Supper Club will bring you a special once off menu! Upon arrival, each restaurant will also provide you with a beverage of choice on arrival; Sparkling, Wine, Red, Beer, Mineral Water or Soft Drink. A cash bar is then available for you to purchase drinks. Dietary requirements to be provided when booking.

Restaurants are revealed at 9am the morning of the event via email.

Dinner starts at 6:30pm sharp and finishes at 9:30pm.

Carnival of Miracles
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Experience the Carnival of Miracles at Club Menangle, Australia's premier harness racing track. The carnival features the celebrated Ainsworth Miracle Mile, an event not to be missed.

Since the inaugural Miracle Mile, five decades ago, no single harness race in Australia, or New Zealand, has attracted as much media attention as the Miracle Mile. Club Menangle are offering marquee and dinner packages.

The three day Miracle Mile Carnival culminates in the greatest day of racing on the Australian Harness Racing calendar featuring six Group One races.

The carnival starts with the qualifying races for the Miracle Mile.

The second night of the carnival features the all-important barrier draw for the Miracle Mile and the qualifying races for the Oaks and Derby.

The final day of the carnival includes six Group One races headlined by the SEW Eurodrive Miracle Mile.
Manpower Australia
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
The award-winning stage show, Manpower Australia, is the most sought-after Girls Night Outback on the entire planet! Direct from Las Vegas, these sexy performers bring ladies nights to a whole new level of entertainment.

Watch your fantasies come true as these Aussies show of their chiseled bodies, seductive dance moves, cheeky humour and then some. For the perfect Girls’ Night Out, Hens Party, 50th, 21st, divorcee party, you name – Manpower Australia has got you covered. So get your friends, let your hair down and kick up your heels and prepare to be left weak at the knees!

This is an Over 18’s event.
One World Band
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
One World is a Sydney based band whose members are still playing or have played in many well-known Australian Bands, such as:

Swanee
Icehouse
Blackfeather
Feather
BB Steal

Huge catalogue of hits to smash out, welcome to requests and they are loud! Get down to the Inn.
Lunar New Year Twilight Parade: Year of Pig Fest
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
The Chatswood Year of the Pig Festival invites Sydneysiders and visitors to experience the inaugural Lunar New Year Twilight Parade, showcasing the exciting fanfare of a traditional Lunar New Year street parade.

Beginning at Chatswood Interchange then walking through Chatswood Mall and down Victoria Avenue to the corner of Anderson Street, Chatswood will come alive with a celebration of lion dances, drummers, traditional dancers and parade floats.

Following the parade visitors can settle in for the evening, spoilt for choice by the many restaurants nearby. Community and friendship groups can register to be part of the parade, build a float, showcase your traditional talents and costumes and be part of this wonderful experience.

For more information and updates visit the website.
Omega Ensemble: Beethoven’s Trio
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
Critics were not always kind to Beethoven, whose Clarinet Trio was initially pronounced ‘unnatural’ due to its variety of keys and strikingly colourful variations which make it one of his most thrilling trios. Originally for string sextet, Schoenberg’s Transfigured Night is an early masterpiece by the composer, performed in this program in Edward Steuermann’s brilliant and imaginative version for piano trio. Mendelssohn’s first Piano Trio was so assured that it was hailed as the product of his ‘best and most beautiful hours’. It brings together his love of Romanticism and Baroque counterpoint, as well as his own gifts for expressive, song-like melody.

Program:
Mendelssohn - Piano Trio No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 49
Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (arr. Edward Steuermann)
Beethoven - Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 38
Doug Parkinson Honours Joe Cocker
Date Sat 16th Feb 2019
Australia’s greatest soul voice Doug Parkinson presents the ultimate tribute to Joe Cocker. A night of soul and rock classics, the electric current runs high, generated from the very talented eight piece band and of course the powerful and unique voice of Doug Parkinson.

Doug Parkinson’s homage to Joe Cocker is not only a respectful and heartfelt dedication to the man and his music, it also showcases Doug’s own hits in his first set and all the Cocker hits in set two. An unbelievable evening of not one but two of the greatest soul voices of our time.

Joe Cocker is an irresistible force who combines a love of American soul music with standout interpretations and depth of feeling, terms often used to describe the soulful smoky voice of Australian singing legend Doug Parkinson.

There couldn’t be a more appropriate singer in Australia to showcase the ultimate tribute to Joe Cocker than the gravelly soulful voice of Australian singing legend Doug Parkinson, often described as exciting and impassioned and also a master of interpreting others’ songs.
Cupid's Undie Run
Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
Cupid’s Undie Run is a 1.5 kilometre (ish) run that is taking place across Australia on February 17, 2019 .

Festivities start with a pre-run party, then you run and dance around the streets and come back for an EPIC after party.

Dress up or strip down, have fun and fund raise to find a cure for Neurofibromatosis.

Participants 'Dare to Bare' to support The Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia (CTF) who is dedicated to finding effective treatments for people living with Neurofibromatosis (NF). Cupid's Undie Run is a once in a life time experience. It is a fun run that isn't about running or winning, or even undies, it is about fundraising for a cure!

Cupid's is sponsored by Calvin Klein and VIP entry gets you a limited edition pair of CK Cupid's undies, as well as a running kit and entry to the run and after party.

Party your pants off this Valentines weekend!

Sydney Reptile Expo
Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
The annual Sydney Reptile Expo is Australia's premier reptile trade show where reptile breeders and retailers display hundreds of live reptiles and reptile products for sale to the public. A great day for the family with face painting, venomous reptile shows and you can even touch a live crocodile!
My Brilliant Career – Film Screening and Q and A
Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
Join them for an afternoon screening of Australian classic film ‘My Brilliant Career’ followed by Q and A with renown Australian film Producer, Margaret Fink. My Brilliant Career, starring celebrated Australian actors Sam Neil, Judy Davis and Wendy Hughes, won several AFI Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematographer and BAFTA for Best Actress Judy Davis.

Telling the story of a headstrong, free-spirited girl growing up in late 19th century Australia, the film bravely challenged the situation of women in society and was considered a ground breaking film of it's time.

Event includes tea/coffee and light refreshments on arrival.

Guest Speaker: Margaret Fink

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Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim
Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
Malabar Magic Ocean swim at Malabar Beach!

2019 will be their 11th year of Magic and each year it gets better and better.

The event offers a two swim program, a one kilometre course perfect for beginners or a more challenging 2.5 kilometre course for more experienced swimmers.

You can swim as an individual or get a team of four swimmers together. All pre-registered swimmers have the opportunity to fundraise online raising essential funds for Rainbow Club.

At Rainbow Club they know that disability doesn't mean inability. They believe that every child has a right to learn how to swim; Rainbow Club provides subsidised and individualised swimming lessons for children with disabilities.

Full Day Oil Painting Workshop with Robyn Collier
Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
This is a full day oil painting workshop during which Robyn will demonstrate in steps how to execute a painting focusing on water reflections in still water. The approach used by Robyn is an “Alla Prima” or wet-on-wet.

At around 12.30pm you will stop for a 30 minute break during which you can have lunch. Please note that lunch is not provided although there will be some light food. Please note that this is an oil painting workshop however no turps is allowed. Only Gamsol or any other similar odourless free mineral spirits are allowed. By the end of the day you will have your own finished painting to take home with you.

From time to time requests are done by participants to paint in acrylics. Robyn’s technique is wet-on-wet and hence due to acrylics fast drying time it is very difficult to achieve the effects that can be achieved by oils using acrylics. Robyn has indicated that will be okay as long as retarder is used to keep the acrylic from drying quickly, and the person is experienced with blending.
How to discover your local history: Parramatta and District Historical Society
Date Mon 18th Feb 2019 to Mon 16th Mar 2020
Parramatta and District Historical Society have a general meeting and evening of historical enquiry on the third Monday of the month, from February to November. Parking is available in the grounds and street. There will be a talk of approximately 45 minutes on a wide range of historical subjects, followed by the opportunity for discussions over a light supper. Admittance is Free.
Red Hot Chili Peppers Australian Tour
Date Tue 19th Feb 2019
Red Hot Chili Peppers will make a long-overdue and highly-anticipated return to these shores this 2019. After sold-out US and European tours in 2017 and 2018, the Peppers most recently undertook three massive headline shows at Lollapalooza South America.

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Lennon – Through a Glass Onion Starring John Waters
Date Tue 19th Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Following its Off-Broadway New York success, for over 25 years Lennon – Through A Glass Onion has been acclaimed around the world, whilst celebrating the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon.

Part concert and part biography, John Waters reveals the true essence of the life and astonishing talent of one of the world’s most treasured icons.
Clara Williams-Rolden and Louise Williams: Quitting Plastic
Date Tue 19th Feb 2019
Discover how to reduce plastic in your everyday life, starting with changes that are small and easy to make, and working up to bigger changes to your daily routine.

Where do you start if you want to reduce the plastic in your life? Especially when most of yous are wearing it, eating and drinking from it, sitting on it, walking on it, and probably even ingesting it. Anywhere you go, plastic is within easy reach—even in Antarctica and the North Pole.

Clara Williams-Rolden and Louise Williams didn’t quit plastic overnight. In fact, it’s still a work in progress. But along the way, they have learnt a lot by researching the issue from the grass roots up, speaking to people, and finding out what works and what doesn’t.

In their inspiring guide, Quitting Plastic, Clara and Louise answer the tricky questions, like ‘How will I wash my hair?’, ‘Do I have to give up crackers?’, ‘What about my bin liner?’ and ‘Is this going to be expensive?’

The event will be at the Mitchell Theatre.
RAW Comedy - Heat 6 (NSW)
Date Tue 19th Feb 2019
Launch into LOLs with RAW Comedy, Australia’s largest and most prestigious open mic comedy competition!

For over 20 years RAW Comedy has seen performers ride that comedy wave, with past competitors including Hannah Gadsby, Ronny Chieng, Celia Pacquola, Anne Edmonds, Luke McGregor and Rhys Nicholson.

Will this year’s competitors pull off a perfect 360, or have a total wipe out? Grab your tickets now to see who makes the biggest splash!

For more information or to sign up head to their website.
Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Chatswood
Date Wed 20th Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.

Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
Eddie Izzard Wunderbar World Comedy Tour: Sydney
Date Thu 21st Feb 2019 to Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Eddie Izzard is about to make the world laugh again with his new world comedy tour 'Wunderbar'.

Five years after his last comedy tour 'Force Majeure' made comedy history—having played 45 countries including all 50 US States and in four languages, making it the most extensive comedy show ever—Eddie is back to his roots with an all-new rather personal show which expands on his own very unique, totally bizarre view of life, love, history and his 'theory of the universe'.

'Wunderbar' first came to life at La Nouvelle Seine, a floating theatre in Paris on the Seine where Eddie began to improvise his new show in French. He then hopped from country to country and continued developing the show, improvising in Berlin in German. Now after more development in English, Eddie is ready to share 'Wunderbar' with the world…but will make sure the language fits the country!

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Michael Dunstan
Date Thu 21st Feb 2019
Returning back to the East Coast on the back of an extensive sold out Partly Cloudy Australian tour and four sold out shows in New Zealand, Michael Dunstan heads towards the Australian summer with anticipated new releases Calais Road and The Unknown. This February 2019, Michael embarks on his fourth and largest headline Australian tour to date to hail the important release of the single The Unknown and the forthcoming third chapter arriving early 2019, New Normal.

Dunstan's soulful, pensive and relatable song-writing reflects and explores periods of travel, transitions from light and dark, the calm and silence in between, and the accompanying revelations and growth. This is the last chance in the near future to catch Michael's dynamic live performance in Australia before heading overseas on his first bout of headline international shows this 2019.
Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite
Date Thu 21st Feb 2019
Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite is an emotional and personal choral work that invokes remembrance and peace for the dead who suffered persecution for their sexual orientation or gender expression. Playing off millennia of queer leadership in religious ceremony and driven by community engagement, Requiem Mass audaciously plays with the intersection of music, theatre and ceremony to propose a claim for Queer power within our most sacred cultural spaces.
Cockney Rejects
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
The rough-and-tumble Cockney Rejects, bring authentic punk rock to Australia for the first time ever!

Formed in the East End of London in 1979, the pioneers of the Oi! music genre The Rejects will play highlights from their entire career including 'Fighting In The Street', 'The Greatest Cockney Ripoff', 'I’m Not a Fool', 'Bad Man', 'War on the Terraces', 'Police Car', 'Bubbles' (a tribute to their beloved West Ham United) and their iconic, genre-inspiring jam 'Oi! Oi! Oi!'

Sweaty, greasy and always the toughest guys in the room, The Rejects hark back to the days of punk before tight jeans and hair straighteners.
Belinda Carlisle - Runaway Horses 30th Anniversary Tour
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Belinda Carlisle returns to Australia with a special concert series celebrating 30 years of her iconic album ‘Runaway Horses.’

Her 2019 Australian tour will feature all her hits in a catalogue of music that influenced a generation.

Joining Belinda Carlisle on her Runaway Horses tour will be Australia’s very own 1927 whose hit songs include “If I Could” and “That’s When I Think Of You,” which has become an anthem in Australian pop culture.

The pairing of both of these artists will provide a truly great concert experience so don’t miss out this February live at The Cube.
Park After Dark
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sat 23rd Feb 2019
A nature filled night of camping and outdoor activities is easy and fun at Centennial Parklands. This authentic camping experience just 10 minutes away from the CBD, is a special way to bond with family. Centennial Parklands shows you all the delights of camping so that you can enjoy a twilight tour, campfire stories, sleeping under the stars and much more!

Included are: Tent assembly 101: remember the poles; Fully catered Australian barbecue dinner and breakfast; Unique bat watching experience at sunset with Education rangers; Guided tour of nocturnal wild life in the park; Running, jumping and playing in the amazing Outdoor classrooms; Authentic catered campfire experience (and yes! they will have s’mores and epic stories); Nature Connection Walk and kid’s activities in the morning.

Bring the kids along for a fun night under the stars. Added bonus: you’ll be the first in the park in the morning!

Bring Your Own tent and sleeping arrangements.

Please note that fire restrictions might affect the above suggested program.
Garden pARTy – with the Motel Sisters
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Nudes in Nature – This special Friday evening event is a dynamic combination of live beats, social artmaking and entertainment in the beautiful Australian Botanic Garden.
Join the fabulous Motel Sisters and learn how to best capture the human form in Australia’s beautiful flora.

Grab your sketch pad and be guided by those two amazing artists and entertainers. They will help you find your inner artist.

Or join them for a glass of wine, listen to DJ Shorty’s vibes and watch the creative process of the life-drawing class unfold
Participants will expand their drawing skills and enjoy using a variety of materials to capture the human figure amongst the blooming flowers and a truly ‘au naturel’ setting.

Please note: They will be working with nude models from 7pm.
All materials will be provided.
Ezio De Angelis
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Ezio De Angelis is one of Australia’s best psychic mediums and was voted in the Country’s top three psychics on Channel Seven’s prime-time series, The One – The Search for Australia’s most gifted psychic.

He is the 2012 Australian Psychic of the Year and has amazed audiences across Australia with his unparalleled ability to connect with those in the spirit world. Prior to winning the national award for excellence, Ezio was voted the 2010 NSW Psychic of the Year.

Ezio is described as the kind of medium that spirits love to talk to and his vibrant live presentations of spirit communication have astounded and comforted audiences across the nation. With his wife, Michelle, Ezio is the co-author of the best selling and critically acclaimed book, Postcards from the Other Side – True Stories of the Afterlife.

This is an Over 18’s event.
Dead Cat Bounce
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
As if their 20-year age gap wasn’t trouble enough, Matilda’s fighting for space with Gabe’s long-time bedfellows: misery, booze and writerly angst. She’s not even convinced he’s over his ex-girlfriend and publisher Angela, who was hooked on picking up his pieces.

If Gabe wants to get sober, he’ll have to abandon his image as tragic writer betrothed to the bottle. And if Angela’s really trying to let Gabe go, like her partner Tony needs her to, she should probably say goodbye to Gabe’s wretched cat—which she’s somehow still looking after.

Mary Rachel Brown (The Dapto Chaser) wields her razor-sharp wit to ask painfully familiar questions around romance and addiction: how do people find the strength to be loved? Why do some cling to people intent on pushing them away? And how do you shake off the past, when they won’t stop tailing you?

Teaming up Brown’s deft understanding of human fallibility with director Mitchell Butel’s comedic expertise, Dead Cat Bounce finds humour in the everyday muck, with characters that hit rock bottom, and keep digging.

Director Mitchell Butel
Designer Genevieve Blanchett
Lighting Designer Alexander Berlage
Composer Nate Edmondson
With Kate Cheel, Lucia Mastrantone, Johnny Nasser, Josh Quong Tart
Boys of Sondheim
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Undeniably one of the most significant artists of the 20th century, Stephen Sondheim defined an urbane, literate and uniquely New York voice that many would call the most important in musical theatre history.

Credited with an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, eight Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, Laurence Olivier Award and a 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom, Sondheim’s sweeping repertoire expresses the ache of the metropolitan man; his disappointments, his loves and his secrets.

Originally produced and presented at Brisbane Powerhouse as part of Melt 2017: Festival of Queer Arts and Culture, Boys of Sondheim is an intimate cabaret concert that will expose the soulful, masculine underbelly of Sondheim’s work.

A 2019 Mardi Gras Festival Premier Event.
Confessions of A Mormon Boy
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019 to Sat 9th Mar 2019
"Before The Book of Mormon there was a Mormon Boy!"

The international one-man sensation Confessions of a Mormon Boy comes to Australia! This transformational true story of extremes–from perfect Mormon Boy in Utah to perfect Rent Boy in Manhattan–is told with humor, song, and unflinching honesty as outcast Oxy-Mormon and Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee, Steven Fales, ultimately finds a middle ground and learns what it means to finally come home. Based on original off-Broadway direction by Tony Award-winner Jack Hofsiss (The Elephant Man), this critically acclaimed 90-minute solo play has educated and entertained audiences across the US and around the world.

After conversion therapy, excommunication, divorce, prostitution and drugs, an exiled sixth-generation Latter Gay Saint reclaims his kids and Donny Osmond smile. This extraordinary, life-affirming journey to hell and back is now Part One in Mormon Boy Trilogy.
Jimmy Vargas and The Black Marias – Swing Noir
Date Fri 22nd Feb 2019
Jimmy Vargas and the Black Marias with their stellar platinum chanteuse christen new vintage Bohemia venue in Kings Cross, with a night of swing torch and a little bit of jive noir.
NSW Begonia Society Annual Exhibition
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    NSW Begonia Society's Exhibition and Sale of Begonias is on again this March at the Bloomin' Greenery Nursery, Annangrove.

    Walk through and discover the many displays, hands-on demonstrations, talks, cuttings, potting and sale of plants.

    Bring your gold coin and come and find out why the NSW Begonia Society love begonias.
Sydney Harbour Challenge
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Sydney Harbour Challenge is Australia's most prestigious six man Outrigger Canoe Race, attracting over 800 competitors.

As Australia’s flagship marathon outrigger canoe event, it is fast becoming one of the more popular outrigger canoe races on the international calendar, with countries from around the globe participating.



This competitive water sport event promises a terrific experience for spectators and competitors, by adding a splash of colour and excitement and exotic Hawaiian song and dance to the vibrant hub of Manly.

Racing starts from Manly Wharf, across Sydney Heads and into the Sydney Harbour, passing iconic landmarks such as Taronga Zoo, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Luna Park before returning to Manly Wharf.

Come along and cheer them on!

Serbian Festival Sydney
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Experience the fascinating world of Serbia with the Serbian Festival Sydney at Darling Harbour! This free family-friendly cultural event will be filled with foods galore to tantalise your taste buds and live cultural entertainment that everyone will enjoy.

Be inspired and tempted with the delights at the festival with plenty of food including Serbian doughnuts, traditional pastries, tasty savoury dishes and more.

Activities will be spread out across Darling Harbour from Tumbalong Park to Palm Grove. The festival will showcase traditional folk dance performances and musical acts. For a list of the program see website.
AGHA Sydney Gift Fair
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Tue 26th Feb 2019
AGHA Sydney Gift Fair is the season’s essential gift and homewares trade exhibition.

Held from 23 to 26 February 2019, this important industry trade event is the place for all business owners in the gift and homewares industry to discover thousands of new brands and products over four huge days.

Centrally located in Sydney’s retail heartland at Sydney Olympic Park, dynamic buying destinations Design Life and The Launch Pad are set to return to Sydney Gift Fair in 2019 with a compelling showcase of the finest and most original retail products the industry has to offer.

This year, brand new buying destination Unique and Boutique will also make its Sydney debut.

Inspired by the creativity of Australian designers, it’s here you’ll find original products with a difference.

With a huge range of buying categories and exhibitors to explore, don’t miss this key opportunity to source fresh and exciting new season ranges alongside thousands of Australian retail buyers, store owners, managers, interior designers and stylists.

Online registration is simple and entry is free for trade buyers. Visit the website to register now, confirm your details or for more information.
Kia Friday Night Racing - Closing Night
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Join them at Canterbury Park for the closing night of the 2018-19 Kia Friday Night Racing series.

Your last chance this summer to get closer than ever to the action and stars of the race track.

A Friday night for the whole family with free entry, kids’ entertainment including meet and greets with Sydney’s champion jockeys, live music, Canterbury Park Foodie Markets and more!

Want to upgrade your Friday night? The Guineas Restaurant returns to Kia Friday Night Racing!
The Music of Count Basie and Duke Ellington
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Basie and Ellington were bandleaders, colleagues, composers and celebrities who wrote dozens of timeless standards and elevated jazz music to the position of high art.

Ellington made tunes like Mood Indigo, Take the A Train, It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) and many other smash hits. Count Basie was a big band pioneer, composer and arranger who created a unique sound for his ensembles.

Both men led incredible bands over their long careers, boasting some of the best players of their day, a who’s who of American popular music.

Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis leads one of the most sensational big bands of our day. He and the Jazz at Lincoln Centre Orchestra pay homage to the greatest jazzmen to ever swing in a red-hot night of great tunes and improvisation.
Greg Nunan and The General Jacksons
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
World traveller, singer, guitar-slinger Greg Nunan has spent the last decade bringing his Stevie Ray Vaughan-inspired blues rock thing to Australia and the world, honing his chops as resident band in the Crazy Elephant Bar, Singapore’s home of the blues—and making a hard-earned living up and down the Aussie east coast.

With the debut release by his new band The General Jacksons ‘Kites For Hurricanes’, Nunan brings us a record replete with chunky guitar riffs and authentic songwriting and stakes a solid claim for a place in the watch list for Australian blues and roots fans.
70's Unplugged and Electrified!
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Get that peaceful easy feeling at Campbelltown RSL Club. Get your groove on with 70's Unplugged and Electrified! Featuring Stephen Fisher-King with Chris Connolly, Jo Elms and groovys 70's retro band.
Reed Gift Fairs Sydney
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Wed 27th Feb 2019
Mark your calendars for Reed Gift Fairs Sydney February 2019! Sydney's largest annual gift and homewares event will return in February to Sydney's premium venue introducing two exciting new categories, Travel and Tech.

Celebrating 50 years in the industry, Reed Gift Fairs Sydney February is the ultimate buying experience for retailers to explore and source from thousands of new products, new brands as well as firm favourites during a critical buying period.



Discover the best New, Australian Made, Eco, Ethical and Fair-Trade products across six huge categories including Home, Fashion, Kids & Family, Surprise and Delight, Travel, and Tech.

Register Now to Attend this Trade Only Event!

Camden Crystal and Craft Festival
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019 to Sun 24th Feb 2019
Your Camden Crystal and Craft Festival featuring Australia's top traders!

A great day out at the inaugural Camden Crystal Festival. With some of Australia's best traders and dealers all in one place!

At this great festival experience an amazing crystal exhibit and take advantage of rare items on sale. Such as jewellery, gems, findings, minerals, silver, rings, beads, opals, pearls, carvings, fossils, rocks and crystals!
Linda Ronstadt Songbook
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Bloom sings The Linda Ronstadt Songbook. Celebrating 40 years since her Australian Tour. Touring Australia and New Zealand 2019.

Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979 at the time when her “Living In the USA” album was riding high, Linda charmed audiences for the first time at Perth’s Subiaco Oval before selling out around the country including the iconic MCG. Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally.

She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award. She charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles and has collaborated with artists in diverse genres including Bette Midler, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash.

In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians.
Bananarama Australian Tour
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
The wildly popular British pop duo Bananarama will touch down in Australia in February next year for a series of shows. Fresh from this year's 'Reunion Tour', they will be performing in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and the Gold Coast. Joining them at all shows will be Tiffany and Amber.

With a slew of hits under their belt, including 'Shy Boy', 'Cruel Summer', 'Robert De Niro's Waiting' and the eternally iconic 'Venus', it's no wonder they're the most successful female band ever, with the most charting singles in the world.

Childhood friends Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward came up through the London punk scene, starting out as backing vocalists before joining forces with Siobhan Fahey and starting to write songs and perform with their friends’ bands.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Learn from the Expert - Intermediate Photography Workshop
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
This workshop is ideal for everyone who knows how to use his or her camera but still wants to improve! It will cover the many and various aspects of improving your photos, as well as hands-on application in the Gardens. You will learn to use your camera in the easiest possible way.

This event will be led by nature lover and award-winning photographer Glenn Smith. Glenn has won many competitions and featured online with Australian National Geographic and has been running photography classes in the Botanic Garden for years.

Participants must bring their own camera.

Learn From the Expert – Intermediate Photography Workshop
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
This workshop is ideal for everyone who knows how to use his or her camera but still wants to improve! It will cover the many and various aspects of improving your photos, as well as hands-on application in the Gardens. You will learn to use your camera in the easiest possible way.

This event will be led by nature lover and award-winning photographer Glenn Smith. Glenn has won many competitions and featured online with Australian National Geographic and has been running photography classes in the Botanic Garden for years.

Participants must bring their own camera.

Bookings: Essential online, limited places available.
Camden Weet-Bix Sanitarium Kids TRYathlon
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
Proudly in partnership Camden Council, the TRYathlon is a fun, fitness festival for the whole family to enjoy.

Children will swim in the Camden War Memorial Pool, cycle through closed suburban streets and run through the finish arch at Onslow Oval to receive their special medal for completing the course! Everything will be marked out and well signed to make it easy to follow.

Every child, no matter their ability, is considered a champion and encouraged by Weet-Bix Kids TRY Heroes. A medallion is awarded for completion. There are Trek bikes, Funky Trunks/Funkita Prize Packs and ASICS Prize Packs and TRYathlon Merchandise Prize Packs up for grabs too!

Camden Council's Camden Healthy Living Expo will also be held at Onslow Oval as part of the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

Check-in opens from 6.30am and closes at 8am. The event will begin from 8.30am at Onslow Oval, Camden.

Age Requirements:
7 years to 15 years inclusive.

Registrations Close:
Sunday 17 February 2019, 11.59pm.

Distances (approximately) for ages 7 to 10:
Swim 75 metres, Cycle 3 kilometres, Run 500 metres.

Distances (approximately) for ages 11 to 15:
Swim 150 metres, Cycle 6 kilometres, Run 1 kilometre.
The Manhattan Transfer
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
The undisputed leaders of vocal harmony groups, The Manhattan Transfer are touring Australia in 2019. Winners of 10 prestigious Grammy awards, they will be singing all their worldwide hits including "Birdland," "Route 66," "Chanson D’Amour," "The Boy From New York City" and many more. The show will feature the groups vocal virtuosity and musical versatility as they cover most styles including Jazz, R&B, Pop, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Swing.

It has been 40 years since The Manhattan Transfer were formed in New York City by Tim Hauser. The current group, including original members Alan Paul and Janis Seigel along with long standing member Cheryl Bentyne and newcomer Trist Curless, continue the tradition of harmonising brilliance. They promise to take you through an incredible musical journey with a diverse range of hits that influenced the generation of the modern vocal quartet.
Camden Healthy Living Expo
Date Sun 24th Feb 2019
Camden Council will be hosting the first Camden Healthy Living Expo in conjunction with the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon on Saturday 24 February 2019.

The expo will feature businesses and organisations promoting health and wellbeing initiatives, as well as healthy food and beverage vendors.

More information about the expo coming soon.

Stallholder Applications now open!
Council are seeking expressions of interest for stallholders. If you are interested in becoming a stallholder fill out the Camden Healthy Living Expo Stallholder Application Form.
Mountainfilm on Tour - Sydney West (Preview)
Date Tue 26th Feb 2019
Mountainfilm on Tour is back! The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours - heart. Join them for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit.

Mountainfilm is one of the world's best mountain film festivals, featured in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker magazine. The festival has been held in May each year since 1979, with the best films then touring more than 150 locations around the world.

Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews. This year's films feature an awesome mix of short films featuring the likes of climber Alex Honnold, ultra runner Kilian Jornet as well as mountaineering, mountain biking, expedition travel, fly fishing, cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer.

Please note: All ticketing is General Admission with no allocated seating with no refunds available.
Grateful – The Songs of Bolcom, Brown and Bucchino
Date Tue 26th Feb 2019 to Wed 27th Feb 2019
Opera Singer and Pianist Adrian Tamburini makes his Mardi Gras Festival debut in Grateful: The Songs of Bolcom, Brown and Bucchino. Using the moving, poignant and sometimes hilarious music of living legends William Bolcom, Jason Robert Brown and John Bucchino, Adrian will lead you through the past decade of his life, his love and his career.

Joined by rising star, special guest singer Kristina McNamara and featuring songs such as "You Know Better Than I", "Wondering" and "Black Max", this unforgettable show is not to be missed!

Award-winning Australian Opera Singer Adrian Tamburini started singing as a boy chorister from the age of five. In a 20-year career that has taken him around the world, his singing has featured on cinema releases of opera, DVD, international recordings, motion picture soundtracks, radio, television (Woolworths Carols in the Domain) and Australian dramas including the soundtrack to "After the Deluge".

Adrian has had the honour of singing to audiences in every Australian state and territory including performing to two governor generals of Australia. A talented musician and pianist, he is equally at home performing jazz, cabaret, musical theatre and classical music alike.
Food Fighter Film Screening
Date Wed 27th Feb 2019
Sydney University Waste Fighters presents this special screening of Food Fighter! Be sure to arrive early for seating as the film will start at 7pm sharp!

Ronni Kahn used to be a contributor to Australia’s annual AUD20 billion food waste bill when she ran a successful corporate events company producing million-dollar dinners. Then she realised the absurdity of throwing away perfectly edible food, trading capitalism for social activism by founding OzHarvest, a food rescue charity, in 2004.

Filmed over two years and across four continents, ‘Food Fighter’ follows Ronni’s crusade against the global food waste scandal, partnering with the United Nations in Bangkok, rubbing shoulders with British royalty and Jamie Oliver’s juggernaut in London, and holding big business and the government to account in Australia.

Please note: Enough tickets must be sold to ensure this screening goes ahead, if it doesn't happen those funds will be refunded - no one loses out! To buy tickets, click on the tickets link above.
John August – Marvels of Engineering and Industrial Heritage
Date Wed 27th Feb 2019
Join John August for a fascinating exploration of the many marvels of human ingenuity he has encountered during his travels, including extraordinary engineering works, antique machines, scientific curiosities and strange objects.

Discover a bridge built in ancient Roman style in Tasmania and the old shale-oil works of Glen Davis in NSW, along with early examples of steam engineering, old bridges, towers and whaling sites in Melbourne, Broken Hill, the Nullarbor plain and Western Australia. More familiar and closer to home are the somewhat controversial Hornsby Fountain and Water Clock and the Katoomba ropeway.

The event will be at the Mitchell Theatre.
Anthony Jeselnik - world comedy tour comes to Australia!
Date Wed 27th Feb 2019
Anthony Jeselnik’s wicked wordplay has fuelled some of the most memorable Comedy Central Roasts and three widely-acclaimed solo comedy specials in the last decade. Don’t miss the ‘Dark Prince of Comedy’ when he brings his evil genius one-liners to Australian stages!

A household name in the USA thanks to his Comedy Central Presents; phenomenal performances on the roasts of Donald Trump, Charlie Sheen and Roseanne Barr; as star and creator of The Jeselnik Offensive; and as host of the Emmy-nominated Last Comic Standing, Anthony has performed stand-up on Conan, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

From touring with Chris Rock in 2017 to an Emmy nomination, there’s no holding Jeselnik back – either in his material or in his career.

Citing Jimmy Carr as a hero and "dead babies" as his subject of choice, charmingly wicked Jeselnik delivers with a winning smile, devilish charm and a writing prowess that is shooting him into the comedy stratosphere. Tickets for this white-hot comedy superstar will not last long.
The Manhattan Transfer
Date Wed 27th Feb 2019
The undisputed leaders of vocal harmony groups, The Manhattan Transfer are touring Australia in 2019. Winners of 10 prestigious Grammy awards, they will be singing all their worldwide hits including "Birdland," "Route 66," "Chanson D’Amour," "The Boy From New York City" and many more. The show will feature the groups vocal virtuosity and musical versatility as they cover most styles including Jazz, R&B, Pop, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Swing.

It has been 40 years since The Manhattan Transfer were formed in New York City by Tim Hauser. The current group, including original members Alan Paul and Janis Seigel along with long standing member Cheryl Bentyne and newcomer Trist Curless, continue the tradition of harmonising brilliance. They promise to take you through an incredible musical journey with a diverse range of hits that influenced the generation of the modern vocal quartet.
Casino Royale in Concert
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019 to Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Experience Bond on the big-screen accompanied by the power of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performing live and in sync to the film!

Film Concerts Live! proudly presents Casino Royale in Concert, produced in association with EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM).



Directed by Martin Campbell, Casino Royale brings us Bond at the start of his career, having just earned 00 status. It also marks Daniel Craig’s first appearance as the legendary MI6 operative.

Casino Royale also features Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre, Eva Green as Vesper Lynd, Judi Dench returning as M and locations for the film include the Bahamas, Montenegro, and a jaw-dropping finale on the Grand Canal in Venice.

Film classification: M (Moderate violence)

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The Caretaker
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019 to Sat 2nd Mar 2019
The Caretaker By Harold Pinter.

This psychological drama is revered as one of the most brilliant contemporary classics of these times.

Aston lives in a junk filled room. He tinkers with gadgets and dreams of building a shed out in the yard. His brother Mick inhabits his own world of aspirations but is held back by having to care for his brother. Into this derelict household Aston gives shelter to Davies, a tramp he has rescued off the street who has his own dreams and delusions. And so begins a battle of wits in the brutal world into which all three have been thrown. As the intrigue unfolds, so does the mystery of how the lives of these three men will forever be changed.

The Caretaker premiered in London in 1960 where it played for 18 months and was later adapted for film. Some 70 years later, this extraordinary tale is still as powerful as ever.

Based on the original direction by Courtney Powell.
Cup of Nations
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019
The inaugural Cup of Nations sees four leading football nations including Australia's very own Westfield Matildas, Argentina, Korea Republic and New Zealand compete in double-header matches at Jubilee Stadium on Thursday, 28 February.

Match One: Argentina v Korea Republic
Kick-of 4.35pm (Local)

Match Two: Westfield Matildas v New Zealand
Kick-off 7.30pm (Local)

Catch Australia's football stars from the Westfield Matildas including Sam Kerr, Lisa De Vanna and Caitlin Foord playing at the highest level right here on our doorstep as they prepare for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019â„¢.

Don't miss a second of any of the action, in what promises to be entertaining, exciting and world-class football, so get your tickets now!
A Little Lunch Music: Clancy Newman
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019
Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists.

American-Australian Cellist Clancy Newman has had the unusual career of a performer and composer. He has performed as soloist throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia and has been a member of Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center and Musicians from Marlboro, and is a current member of the Clarosa piano quartet. He has been a featured composer on series by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and the Chicago Chamber Musicians. This is your chance to hear him perform one of his rare cello recitals.

In this recital he will be performing pieces from his “Pop-Unpopped” project, where he takes a number one song on the US billboard charts on the first of every month and writes a virtuosic solo cello piece based on it.

Feel free to bring your lunch into the auditorium. Their Lobby Bar is stocked with a range of light meal options or you can bring your own.
African American and Asian Stand Up Comedy Tour
Date Thu 28th Feb 2019 to Sat 2nd Mar 2019
Look-out, they're back with a whole new in your face line up. They've let loose some of the funniest USA African American and Asian stand up comics and put them together in one big show. At last, a stand up comedy show that will take a bite out of you! No-one or group will be safe.

Once you're in, they lock the doors! Selected as a BankSA Show to watch at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe Festival and just returning from The 2019 Festival If you get offended easily, great, please sit up front, they can't wait to see ya! It's in your face comedy, that your friends who missed out on tickets, will say" Ok, tell me every joke". Warning: A funeral director will be on hand, in-case you laugh yourself to death!

Three shows, three days Thursday/Friday/Saturday only.

You'd better book early.

V.I.P Dining package (Thursday only) includes VIP Seating plus a meal plus a drink and discounted parking at Centro Cinema Parking on Kent Street.

Meal: Bangers and Mash; Fish and Chips; Vegetarian Pizza (Gluten free option); WAGYU Beef Burger.
Drink: Beer; Wine; House Spirits; Soft Drink; Juice or Bottled Water.

PacFest and Fomuda Festival
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
  • *Event not yet Confirmed***

    PacFest is Australia's largest annual schools cultural festival, with more than 800 performers, including more than 200 cultural musicians from over 30 high schools and primary schools combined across Sydney. The inaugural festival commenced in 2014 with only eight schools and to date over 30 schools are now involved. They expect these numbers to increase each year with the introduction of the diversity section for high school groups.

    PacFest is a highly impactful youth initiative, which has been hugely successful at increasing the levels of social inclusion, social cohesion and achievement of multi-cultural and Indigenous high school students in Sydney. Created by High School Community Liaison Officers and Youth workers, PacFest uses multi-cultural and Indigenous Performing Arts as a platform to help young people realise that every young person is a unique individual, yet part of an awesome cultural community in Australia.
  • Madonna Bar - Mardi Gras Edition
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sat 2nd Mar 2019
    Get Dressed up in your favourite Madonna Era and Dance to Non-Stop Madonna Music All Night Long with DJ Ray Isaac. Material Girls and Toy Boys will Get Together to celebrate Madonna whilst Causing A Commotion. So prepare your Rebel Heart to meet Unapologetic Strangers from all over the Drowned Sydney World. Once you decide to start living for love you'll only get Four Minutes to buy your tickets!
    Mosese Parker and The Fire Jammers EP Launch
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019
    Born In Fiji and now based between Sydney and Byron Bay. Guitarist Mosese Parker has teamed up with Bo Pang (Sax), Will Endicott (Trumpet), Rob Ewan (Bass), Carlos Adura (Drums) and Andrew Scott (Keys) to create instrumental music woven from the rich tapestry of Ska, Hip Hop and Jazz.

    Limited capacity. Only 45 tickets available.
    Bonkerz and Comedy Court's 1000th Comedy Show Celebration
    Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sat 2nd Mar 2019
    Bonkerz and Comedy Court presents their 1000th Comedy Show. So big, it’s spread out over two days! Join some of the world’s best comics and magicians for two nights of crazy laughs and disappearing stuff.

    So far, in the house will be Joe White (Ethiopian Comedian, Australia and Canada Tour and television Show appearances), Tshaka (award-winning Kenyan comedian with Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide festival shows), Donte D1 (African American Comic featured television shows and movies, Comedy Inc, Disney,Getaway, The Matrix reloaded and Fat Pizza versus Housos), Barry Hamilton (Comedian, Writer and Movie Producer "Up the Isles Comedy Film" plus more comics to to be announced.

    Special appearance by the amazing illusionist "Jack Daniels" (Australia's representative for David Copperfield's Project Magic and numerous television appearances) and The Comedy Court Hip Hop Dancers. This G-rated celebration is a 15 plus event.

    Lots of lucky door prize from Fred Hollows Foundation, Star Bar, Kazbah Restaurants, Hoyts Theatres and more to come. The laughs and magic for this show will be non-stop so grab your tickets now before they all disappear. Special VIP dinner, drink and discount parking packages on sale now!
    Sydney Mardi Gras Parade
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
    There's no more perfect combination of passion and people than The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade. Every year, hundreds of thousands of spectators from all over the world bring the city to a standstill as they cheer on a jaw dropping parade of over 12,000 fabulous people from all corners of the LGBTIQ communities.

    This dizzying spectacle flows like a river of queer humanity, switching effortlessly between sexy satire and from high brow to sequined eyebrow. Tying it all together is an overarching sense of love and a joyous celebration of the hard won freedom to be whoever you are.

    This is a free event. Be sure to arrive early to experience one of the world's most memorable parades. Premium ticketed viewing areas are also available. Visit the official Mardi Gras website for details.
    Sydney Harbour Regatta
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, the Sydney Harbour Regatta is one of the largest, competitive keelboat regattas in Australia. More than 200 keelboats racing in 26 divisions on 10 course areas on Sydney Harbour and Offshore.

      Visit the Club over the weekend to enjoy live entertainment, great food and drinks or watch the racing from various vantage points around Sydney Harbour.
    Diva Party - Mardi Gras After Party
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    After The Mardi Gras Parade come celebrate the music of The Divas with DJ Ray Isaac making you dance and sing to the anthems of Cher, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Diana Ross, Ariana Grande, Janet Jackson and more.

    Come Dressed Up as your favourite diva!
    Downthunder
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
    Downthunder will be blasting out all the coolest Oz rock from ACDC to Richard Clapton, and from Angels to Powderfinger. Full band, they're gonna be loud and rowdy! Playing a tonne of top rock songs from the ages, you'll be singing along and hopefully dancing a bit too, bring you're partner and get ready for a big night!
    The Miser
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
    Wealthy skinflint, Harpagon is so cheap he’d rather bury his money in the backyard and steal oats from his horse before seeing a dollar spent.

    Welcome to the world of The Miser, where passion and penny pinching go head to head in a ribald comedy of manners.

    John Bell stars as the stingy, avaricious and obnoxious Harpagon, a money-lender who makes Ebenezer Scrooge look generous. This is a man who loves nothing more than his beloved cash — not even his own children.

    With his eye on the prize — an inappropriately young bride who already has her sights set on his son — Harpagon is prepared to sacrifice his children and his dignity to win it all.

    First performed in 1668, The Miser is the well-known satire by French playwright Molière, known for other classics such as Tartuffe and The Misanthrope.

    Bell Shakespeare’s Founder, John Bell, will be directed by Artistic Director, Peter Evans, in this deliciously mean comedic Molière adaptation, exploring the depth of human greed, lust and manipulation.
    FIH Pro League: Kookaburras v Spain and Hockeyroos v USA
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
    The Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras will hit Sydney in March in the world’s first-ever global home-and-away league, the FIH Pro League, where nine of the world’s best teams face off on a weekly basis!

    It’s double the action as the world number two Kookaburras will face world number nine Spain first, followed by the world number three Hockeyroos against world number 12 USA in the womens.

    They’re bringing Hockey home! You bring the noise!
    Ingleburn Alive
    Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019
    This popular annual festival brings the Ingleburn CBD to life with an array of market stalls, colourful entertainment, carnival rides and fun activities for everyone! Oxford Road in Ingleburn's CBD takes on a street party vibe in March each year!

    The main street will be awash with vibrant colours, festive sounds and tasty aromas as carnival rides, food and market stalls, entertainers and revellers take the place of cars.

    More than eight hours of stage entertainment will offer something for everyone.

    Ingleburn Public School will be a hub of excitement with free camel rides, jumping castles, face painting and more!

    The event ends with as much colour, light and vitality as it began, with a jam-packed evening of stage entertainment in the CBD, and a spectacular 8.30pm fireworks display at nearby Milton Park that can be seen for kilometres!

    As with all of their events, Ingleburn Alive is drug and alcohol free. Local police will enforce Alcohol Free Zones, and no alcohol of any kind will be permitted in the event area.
    Bubs and Tween Indoor Market
    Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    Bubs to Tween Indoor Market is a great opportunity for parents to either buy quality pre-loved goods (maternity, baby, kids and pre-teen) at a reduced price or to sell items no longer required for some extra cash.

    Bubs to Tween is the easiest, most convenient and economical way to buy your pre-loved items. Whether it's buying for your little one's and saving a small fortune or needing to set up a nursery from scratch, Bubs to Tween is the place to be.

    So for quality items whilst saving time and money, visit the next market and be amazed at the quality and savings.
    Black and White Photography Class , Thirlmere Festival of Steam
    Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    At the Festival of Steam, NSW Rail Museum Thirlmere, you will learn the art of Black and White photography, which is still one of the most popular dramatic and powerful forms of photography.

    You will learn how to see and photograph in black and white as well as lighting, high key and low key lighting, composition, negative space, high and low contrast colours and subjects and learn to use your camera to its full potential.
    Bubs to Tweens Indoor Market
    Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019
    Bubs to Tweens Indoor Market caters for children up to 12years.

    Free entertainment for the children and plenty of stalls selling a large range of children's clothing.
    Kylie Minogue – Golden Tour Sydney
    Date Tue 5th Mar 2019
    Iconic Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue will bring her Golden Tour down under, performing a slew of headline shows at arenas and outdoor venues across the country next March. The tour will also see her play three a day on the green shows—her first ever outdoor concerts in the country.

    The Golden Tour marks Kylie’s first shows since 2015’s Kiss Me Once Tour. Known for putting on a one-of-a-kind and captivating live show, each performance is a narrative weaving all Kylie’s hits into one glorious story.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Ralph McTell
    Date Tue 5th Mar 2019
    One of the great storytellers, Ralph McTell, returns to Australia in March 2019 with new album Hill of Beans.

    Known for his virtuoso guitar style, he is a prolific and gifted songwriter. With a style that invites you into a unique world, he weaves a narrative that is both significant and poignant. Ralph made his debut in 1968 with the album Eight Frames a Second. An influential figure in the folk music scene since the 1960’s, McTell's words and music weave narratives of depth and compassion, most famously in his classic 1974 song Streets of London, for which he won an Ivor Novello Award.

    In 2002, he was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Ralph's Celtic connections go deep. A veteran of more than 50 album releases, his back catalogue is brimming with songs inspired by the Emerald Isle and its people, from the immigration anthem From Clare to Here to Mr Connaughton, based upon a neighbourhood Irishman who helped spark a love of music in the young Ralph May, as he was then known.
    Short and Sweet Theatre Sydney
    Date Wed 6th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Short and Sweet is a festival of ten minute plays and theatre pieces. They are the most far-reaching brand of short form theatre in the world. Each year they showcase hundreds of bite-sized dramatic treats!

      Short and Sweet Sydney Theatre festival will be showcasing brand new plays from New South Wales, Australian and international Writers, put together by the best up-and-coming and established Directors and performed by veteran Actors and fresh new talent.

      To book tickets for theatre shows, please visit the website.
    Salome at the Sydney Opera House
    Date Wed 6th Mar 2019 to Tue 26th Mar 2019
    No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.

    Salome is used to being wanted: by Narraboth, by her stepfather Herod, by anyone who sees her beauty. But the prophet Jochanaan does not want her – and he denies her advances forcefully. The prophet condemns the evil in Herod’s court.

    Salome is incensed, and she uses Herod’s weakness to have her revenge on Jochanaan.
    Ocean Film Festival World Tour Randwick
    Date Wed 6th Mar 2019
    With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.

    Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

    The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

    Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

    Find out more at the website.
    International Women's Day With Madeline Stuart
    Date Wed 6th Mar 2019
    They are entering an exciting time where the world expects balance and equity for all. Join the Australian HR Institute for breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Day and advocate.

    Announcing Madeline Stuart: Model citizen and international game changer. In 2019, they are proud to welcome Madeline Stuart, the world's first professional model with Down Syndrome. The 21-year old from Brisbane has walked in over 100 fashion events around the world, including New York, London and Paris Fashion Weeks, with 2018 being Madeline’s sixth season in New York.

    Join Madeline, her mother and manager Rosanne, and distinguished journalist Sara James as they share Madeline's story of acceptance, joy and how this young woman has made a global impact.
    Australian Tattoo Expo
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The annual Australian Tattoo Expo will return to Sydney with VIP guests.

      Over the three days, the Expo will feature a jam-packed line-up of entertainment and performances including daily tattoo contests, the Stealth Photographics Pin and Pageant, and more.

      Rounding out the Expo will be a car and motorcycle display and a fully stocked bar.

      It's the event not to be missed for tattoo enthusiasts!
    Engelbert Humperdinck – The Man I Want To Be Tour
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
    Engelbert Humperdinck—the legendary live entertainer—has announced his eagerly anticipated return down under. He will be landing in theatres around Australia and New Zealand in March 2019 with ‘The Man I Want To Be Tour’.

    Returning for the first time since his sold out run in 2015, Engelbert will be performing in iconic theatres around the country, from Sydney’s State Theatre to Melbourne’s Palais, showcasing music from his latest record '50', as well as seminal hits like 'Quando Quando Quando', 'Release Me', 'A Man Without Love', 'The Last Waltz' and 'Am I That Easy To Forget'.

    Despite growing up extraordinarily shy and the youngest of ten children, Engelbert Humperdinck skyrocketed to fame in 1967, after his single ‘Release Me’ famously blocked The Beatles from scoring the number one chart position with their new track ‘Penny Lane’. Following on from 50 weeks in the UK charts, the Leicester-based entertainer continued his meteoric rise to fame, becoming a sex symbol to women worldwide and delivering one of the most iconic voices of his generation.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    FPVR Aussie Open
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
    The FPVR Aussie Open (FPVRAO) is Australia's largest drone racing event, attracting pilots from all over Asia Pacific.

    The FPVRAO offers pathway prizes on the line sending top pilots to the USA, Korea, Switzerland, China and more.

    The event is raising the profile of Drone Racing in Australia, running for 3 days at the amazing Mowbray Park Farm in Picton NSW.
    Ocean Film Festival World Tour Chippendale
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sat 9th Mar 2019
    With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.

    Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

    The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

    Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

    Find out more at their website.
    International Women's Day Great Debate - Sydney
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
    IML's annual International Women's Day (IWD) Great Debate seeks to change Australian society for the better by creating, supporting and championing women in Leadership.

    2019 Debate topic: Her aspiration needs his corporation

    With company policies like affirmative action, maternity leave and blind recruitment helping to combat the pay gap and the glass ceiling, Australia is making progress towards equal representation of genders in business. While there is still considerable progress to be made, it seems that the importance of feminism is now more widely embraced than ever.

    Through international movements like the Women's Marches and high-profile campaigns like #MeToo, women in leadership have changes the world for future generations.

    This year, the Institute challenges the notion, "do women need the cooperation of men to succeed in 2019?"

    Please join Tracey Spicer AM (2019 MC) and six hand picked, interesting and opinionated leaders who will debate the 2019 topic.

    The IML International Women's Day Great Debate's are an inclusion Matters imitative at the Institute of Managers and Leaders and an IWD 2019 Flagship Event.
    Red
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sat 9th Mar 2019
    Red is an unforgettable, hilarious and soul baring autobiographical journey through illness and recovery, always with an eye to the future. Be prepared for a fractious and fabulous interdisciplinary performance, bringing on the bawdy and banishing the banal.

    Fearless, moving and powerful, this dance theatre show featuring the award-wining Liz Lea will make you laugh and cry.
    Jazz at the Pav: Fat Yahoozah
    Date Fri 8th Mar 2019
    A series of concerts at Bondi Pavillion co-presented by SIMA and Waverley Council.

    Unabashedly blending beats and grooves from around the world into boisterous horn-powered party tunes, Fat Yahoozah’s sound is as big and bold as their name suggests. This seven piece group draws its music from styles such as Klezmer, Ethiopian, Balkan and Afro-Cuban, melded into creative concoctions. Led by award-winning composer and trumpeter Ellen Kirkwood, this band boasts some of Sydney’s finest and diversely skilled musicians. Fat Yahoozah are a loveable fun-bunch who will make you feel like dancing!

    Ellen Kirkwood trumpet, bandleader , Ruth Wells saxophone , Nick Polovineo trombone , Serge Stanley baritone sax, accordion , Hilary Geddes guitar , Jess Dunn double bass , Evan McGregor drums
    Hidden Design Festival Sydney
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Hidden Design Festival reveals the usually private gardens and outdoor spaces behind the gates, walls, passageways and hedges that showcase some of Australia's leading landscape designers. Most of the gardens have never before been opened to the public and are unlikely to be open again.

      Hidden celebrates talented outdoor designers for the skill of their four-dimensional imaginings, and the beauty they make in homes and in the city.

      The event is organised and managed by the Australian Institute of Landscape Designers and Managers (AILDM) and will raise funds for Father Chris Riley's Youth Off the Streets.

    Taste of Sydney
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Sun 10th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Taste of Sydney returns with a fresh new program featuring Sydney's hottest restaurants, live music, entertainment, gourmet producers and a host of exciting gastronomic experiences, Taste of Sydney is the must-attend foodie event of the year.

      Taste of Sydney is the perfect recipe for a fun filled time out with family and friends. Don't miss this unique opportunity to enjoy the best of Sydney's dining scene all in one location.
    In Conversation – Creative Women
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    An inspirational and fun day of talks wrestling with the idea of creativity. Once again, they delve into what makes creative women tick. This year they welcome a weaver and illustrator, a paper artist, a painter, a sculptor and social entrepreneurs to explore thoughts about their creative process: where to find inspiration, committing to a work practice, discovering the art of collaboration and building an audience or community. Each of the talks cover the speakers’ work and practice.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Eye of The Tiger
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    Eye of the tiger promises a great night of classic pub rock. Punters can look forward to being entertained by guitarist Kevin Lucas, a seasoned performer in his own right and highly respected guitarist/songwriter in the Australian and American Music Industry, from previous bands The Rock Show and original outfits Propaganda Rock, Black Label.

    Front Person Kim Richardson will give her own renditions of male orientated songs from Choir Boys, Dragon, AC/DC, Bon Jovi and the Gunners and of course their theme song Eye of the tiger by survivor.

    The four-piece line up with a full sound, high energy and deliverance on every performance works very hard up and down the east coast, boasting that they never rehearse but just go out and deliver how it is on the night.

    On Drums (Steele Dawson) bass (Brian Mowat). If Eye of The Tiger ain't rocking Sydney they will be either up the coast or down the coast rocking somewhere else.
    Harold Cazneaux, Pictorialist Photographer
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    Talk by Sue Rosen.

    In 2016, Sue Rosen and Roy Lumby undertook a Heritage Assessment of Harold Cazneax’s (Caz ) home and studio at Roseville which was the subject of a development application for alterations and additions. Responsible for many iconic images of Sydney in the early 20th century, Caz was internationally acclaimed as a photographer.

    His house and studio are remarkably intact, while the garden has been lost through subdivision. Sue Rosen examines Harold Cazneaux’s life as an artist, his practice and our treatment of heritage sites reflective of the historic associative criteria.
    Jack Jones
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    After more than a decade in America, Jack Jones has returned home to announce a very special show – for the first time he will be playing Southern Sons’ debut album in its entirety.

    Jack was still a teenager when he found fame in Southern Sons, who became one of the most loved Australian bands of the â€㰞s, with hits such as ‘Heart In Danger’, ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’, ‘You Were There’, ‘Always And Ever’, ‘Waiting For That Train’ and ‘Lead Me To Water’.

    Backed by a stellar band, this will be the first time Jack has performed all the Southern Sons hits since the â€㰞s
    Catch a Rising Comic Late Show - Starring Andrew Paskin
    Date Sat 9th Mar 2019
    Bonkerz Comedy Club presents Catch A Rising Comic! Over the last 12 years, Bonkerz and Comedy Court, have introduced some of the countries funniest up and comers in the comedy scene.

    In 2019, they introduced monthly Rising Star Late Shows. These late night shows will feature some of the hottest Solo Artist or sometimes, groups of up and comers to the comedy scene. Freaky funny and wild. Hold on tight people. Join a different featured Artist or Artists, each month, for a late night of "What the heck was that?" Located inside Australia's coolest and funniest Comedy Club (BonkerZ).

    BonkerZ Catch A Rising Star Late Show. See them while they’re Fresh, Funny and still Affordable. This Months featured Rising Star: Andrew Paskin. Andrew is a former criminal lawyer that has written jokes for several television shows including the Comedy Central Roasts of Justin Bieber, Rob Lowe and Bruce Willis, as well as a number of Australian and International comedians. A regular on the Australian stand up scene, Andrew has also performed internationally in Japan and Thailand.
    The Campbelltown City Challenge Walk
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Get a group together from work, your local sporting club or even just gather up the family and register now for this awesome event, held each year at The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.

      The Challenge Walk promotes health and fitness for people of all ages and abilities, and locals are encouraged to be part of the event – whether it be their first time or an annual tradition.

      Participants can choose from either a six kilometre Fun Walk or 11 kilometre Endurance Walk around the scenic grounds of the gardens.

      With 12 different age divisions, four team categories – primary school, secondary school, corporate and open – and the non-competitive wheelchair category, the Challenge Walk is great fun for everyone who enjoys the outdoors.

      Free parking is available at the venue, or take advantage of the free bus shuttle service, departing from Campbelltown railway station at 7am.
    Heart Foundation Gear Up Girl
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Want to do something different this International women's day?

      Get your heart pumping for Bicycle NSW’s annual Gear Up Girl ride in partnership with the Heart Foundation. Join them for Australia’s largest female community bike ride. They are encouraging all women to get active and onto their bikes, while raising funds and awareness about heart disease.

      Encourage your friends, family and work colleagues to celebrate on two wheels with you. The ride shows off some of Sydney’s most spectacular separated cycleways. Starting at Sydney Olympic Park and finishing in a festival atmosphere at Cronulla Beach.

      With 20, 40, 60 or 80 kilometre options there is a ride to suit you and all your friends. Don’t forget about the kids, they ride free.
    Mulgoa Country Seasonal Market
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
    Come Along and visit this gorgeous Country Style Market.

    They have gorgeous stalls for you to look whilst listening to authentic Country Music.

    Grab a spot on a picnic rug and have a bite for Breakfast, Lunch or Brunch from some of the best event food providers around. Including American barbecue, gozleme, desert choices and more.

    Stall holders please click 'Book Now" on their web site to be directed to their booking system.
    Melanoma March Manly
    Date Sun 10th Mar 2019
    Ready to find a cure, not-for-profit organisation Melanoma Institute Australia is marching its way across the country, uniting Australians with its biggest Melanoma March event in history.

    Join their family friendly event at Manly Promenade (beachfront). Melanoma March is in its eighth year and is now Melanoma Institute Australia’s major annual fundraising campaign to support melanoma research. In each location, the March is a special event which brings together the whole melanoma community to raise awareness and funds for melanoma research.

    Last year over 7,000 people from every state and territory supported their local Melanoma March and they invite you to join them in 2019 at your local March. Participating in Melanoma March is a great way to show your support for melanoma research, raise funds to find a cure and have a fun day out with your community. All funds raised will go towards crucial research dedicated to finding a cure for melanoma.

    Find your local march online.
    Faulty Towers The Original Dining Experience: Sydney Opera House
    Date Tue 12th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    The original – and most hilarious – immersive Experience returns to Sydney Opera House.

    Basil’s rude, Manuel confused, and Sybil cracks the whip, all the while dishing up yet more laughs and a three-course meal. It’s an irresistible, irrepressible blend of top-flight improvisation and tight theatrical script, where ‘chaos’ reigns right from the start. Expect the unexpected in the show that’s 70 percent improvised!
    Ocean Film Festival World Tour Cremorne
    Date Tue 12th Mar 2019 to Thu 14th Mar 2019
    With a vision to mesmerise and captivate, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour showcases more than two hours of sublime footage taken above and below the water’s surface.

    Featuring all new films this carefully curated selection of short films document the beauty and power of the ocean, and celebrate the divers, surfers, swimmers and oceanographers who live for the sea’s salt spray; who chase the crests of waves; and who marvel at the mysteries of the big blue.

    The films feature captivating cinematography, complete with awe-inspiring underwater scenes and fast-paced wave sequences that have been captured from unbelievable vantage points.

    Inspiring and thought-provoking, the Ocean Film Festival World Tour is filled with moving footage, touching interviews and insightful narrations. Each of the festival’s films conveys a deep respect and appreciation for the world’s oceans and the creatures that call them home.

    Find out more at the website.
    National Art School Graduate Exhibition
    Date Thu 14th Mar 2019
    Discover the very best emerging talent from students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art. The exhibition showcases cutting edge contemporary artworks from students working across ceramics, drawing, painting, photomedia, printmaking and sculpture, as well as a comprehensive studio show with hundreds of works located throughout the School’s historic sandstone campus.
    The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art
    Date Thu 14th Mar 2019 to Sun 17th Mar 2019
    100 of the very best emerging artists will be exhibiting at Eveleigh's Australian Technology Park for The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art.

    Meet and buy art direct from the artists whilst enjoying their dynamic and varied fair program, including food, drink, workshops, kids activities and much more.
    Biennale of Sydney
    Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
    Australia’s leading contemporary art event presents its 22nd edition. Expect extraordinary art in unexpected locations. And it’s free!

    From March to June, 70 artists from 35 countries will present their works across Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Artspace, Carriageworks, Cockatoo Island, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney Opera House and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.
    Alex Rousos Duo
    Date Fri 15th Mar 2019
    Alex Roussos is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and vocalist with a warm, rich and unmistakable voice. Bloody awesome on stage!

    Alex was the lead singer for Sydney duo After the Storm for twelve years 1992�. During that time, the band built up a loyal following at many venues around the city including: The Orient, Coogee Bay Hotel, The Observer, Bondi Hotel and the Bridgeview.

    See you at the Inn!
    Jazz at the Pav: Martha Marlow
    Date Fri 15th Mar 2019
    A series of concerts at Bondi Pavillion co-presented by SIMA and Waverley Council.

    From an early age, songwriter Martha Marlow began writing and performing on the guitar. Her open tunings, intricate arrangements and pure voice are trademarks of her unique sound.

    At just 24, she has already played alongside Clare Bowditch, Angie Heart (Frente) and Matt Corby and toured with Katie Noonan.

    Martha recorded her unique and moving vocal and guitar version of Randy Newman’s “It feels like Home” for the recent QANTAS campaign.

    Most recently, Martha has performed her original compositions with the Australian Youth Orchestra touring nationally. She will be releasing her debut album with Orchestra early in 2019.

    “Martha Marlow is a raw and untapped talent with songs that surpass most of what we’re introduced to in today’s music” themusic.com.

    Harbour Sculpture
    Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
    Free and highly successful, this Australia Day Award-winning annual exhibition will feature more than 100 sculptures, created by some of Australia’s most recognised artists. Artists aim to present, support and encourage contemporary Australian sculpture that reflects the history and place of sculpture in Australia.

    This not-for-profit and volunteer-based community organisation, is dedicated to fostering contemporary art. The event is expected to attract 30,000 plus visitors this year, from all ages, including school groups, college students, art lovers, senior citizens and the curious.

    Artists share in cash prizes, provided for by generous sponsors, and all works will be available for sale. For the first time, schools can also enter artworks for prizes.

    Outdoor exhibits can be viewed at beautiful Clarkes Point Reserve, Woolwich, and indoor sculptures will be easily accessible, inside the Hunters Hill Sailing Club. Come and engage with the community in this visual experience of sculptural works against their beautiful harbour location.
    The Sarawak Tour
    Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
    Slumberjack returns to Australia and New Zealand in the spring for the highly anticipated Sarawak Tour. Don't miss your chance to experience their live show with brand new music and production.

    Tickets on sale now. Sign up for the mailing list for the latest updates.
    FIH Pro League: Kookaburras v Argentina + Hockeyroos v Argentina
    Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
    The Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras will hit Sydney in March in the world’s first-ever global home-and-away league, the FIH Pro League, where nine of the world’s best teams face off on a weekly basis!

    It’s double the action as the world number two Kookaburras will face world number four Argentina first, followed by the world number three Hockeyroos against world number four Argentina in the womens.

    They’re bringing Hockey home! You bring the noise!
    Sydney Track Classic
    Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Whether you're an athlete, coach, or simply just love fierce competition on the track and the field, then come and see the hottest stars of Australian track and field battle with international challengers on a blistering night at Sydney Olympic Park.

      This is your chance to see first hand top class competition. You can witness present and future Olympians competing against one another in a competition that displays both national and international talent.
    Hogs For Dogs Harley Ride
    Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Ever dreamed of riding on the back of a Harley Davidson?

      Well now is your chance to tick it off your bucket list, and raise money for a great cause too!

      Leaving at 9am from Cronulla Beach, ticket holders will enjoy a scenic ride on the back of a Harley Davidson all the way from Cronulla to Mount Keira Lookout where riders' tanks are recharged with morning tea. Upon return, participants can enjoy a barbecue lunch in the park, thanks to the great guys at Cronulla Hog's Breath Cafe

      Tickets available for purchase soon. All funds go straight to raising and training Assistance Dogs.
    Doll, Bear and Creative Fair
    Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
    Join the Kids of Macarthur Health Foundation at the Annual Macarthur Doll, Bear and Creative Fair and take a trip back to your childhood, with everything for the doll, bear and craft enthusiast

    There will be trading tables with everything that you need to make, create, finish, collect or buy. Also includes miniatures, doll houses, collectables, needlecraft, scrapbooking, valuations, doll/bear repairs, stage display, raffles and entertainment and Lucky Door Prizes.
    Pictures at an Exhibition
    Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
    Modest Mussorgsky liked his friend Viktor Hartmann’s drawings and paintings so much that he created a musical exhibition of them.

    They wander around the gallery, stopping at each one. There’s a sinister gnome, an old castle, a witch’s hut on chicken legs and more. Mussorgsky’s pictures are for the mind’s eye, but Andy Dexterity will create pictures with movement inspired by the music.

    Andy Dexterity is a performance maker who mixes dance, physical theatre and signed languages into an expressive form of communication. He creates an imaginary art gallery as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and dynamic conductor Benjamin Northey perform this much-loved orchestral classic.

    Join them for their free Kids Activity Zone in the Sydney Opera House Northern Foyer an hour before and after the performance – where technology, music and play come together!

    Suitable for children aged five and over and their families.

    FIH Pro League: Kookaburras v New Zealand and Hockeyroos v New Zealand
    Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
    The Hockeyroos and the Kookaburras will hit Sydney in March in the world’s first-ever global home-and-away league, the FIH Pro League, where nine of the world’s best teams face off on a weekly basis!

    It's the Trans-Tasman rivalry and it’s double the action as the world number two Kookaburras will face world number eight New Zealand first, followed by the world number three Hockeyroos against world number six New Zealand who beat Australia in the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal match.

    They’re bringing Hockey home! You bring the noise!
    Kenny G 'Live in Australia' Tour
    Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
    Legendary Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, Kenny G, is set to tour Sydney this March.

    With sales of over 75 million albums worldwide, Kenny G’s music made the pop, R&B and jazz charts in the 1980s and 90s, with hits including Going Home, Songbird, Silhouette and The Moment.

    Simon Foo, Tour Promoter, Three Angles Production, said the artist’s smooth melodies have roots in jazz, but his unique style also embraces genres such as instrumental pop, jazz pop and contemporary.

    "Kenny G has collaborated with pop music greats like Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra and more recently, Michael Bolton, Toni Braxton and Babyface. This artistic diversity appeals to a wide age range, and we do find 20-somethings accompanying their parents along to the concerts," said Mr. Foo.

    "This will be a one night only experience to relive the memories of all the great music Kenny G has brought us. He will be performing all of his top hits such as Songbird, Going Home, Silhouette, The Moment and Sentimental. Don’t miss this opportunity for an up close and personal experience with the legend himself," he added.

    Tickets are now on sale.

    Presented by Three Angles Production.
    Camden Car Show
    Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Open to all makes of Classics, Customs, Rod's, Bikes and Street Machines.

      There will be a range of live music, food stalls and family fun day.

      All cars of interest welcome, helping raise money for local charity, RSAC.
    Camden Kiddies’ Concert featuring Fisher’s Ghost Youth Orchestra
    Date Sun 17th Mar 2019
    Once again we are delighted that the Fisher's Ghost Youth Orchestra, led by conductor and educator, Maestro David Griffin, will be performing for the youngsters of Camden at the Civic Centre.

    The children will be introduced to each instrument of the orchestra and they will be able to experience the sounds of a live orchestra in action – playing everything from classical music to television songs and favourite nursery rhymes. The programme is designed for kiddies aged two to five or six.

    As the children will be sitting on the floor, it would be advisable to bring an easily identifiable cushion with you, so your child is comfortable for the 45 to 50 minute performance. Chairs will be provided for adults and children who are not happy about being so close to the centre of activity.

    Numbers of children will be limited so that those attending can better interact with the orchestra members and their instruments. Children are to be accompanied by an adult and entry is by a combined one child/one adult ticket (AUD5). Extra children will each need a ticket at AUD5. A gold coin donation from each additional adult (at the door) would be appreciated.
    Aon Sydney International Rowing Regatta
    Date Mon 18th Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Held at Penrith's Sydney 2000 Olympic rowing venue, Australia's largest rowing event features a week-long regatta with the world's best rowers competing in over 100 events. This will include the Australian Open Rowing Championships, Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships and the King's and Queen's Cups Interstate Regatta.

      For more information please visit the SIRR website.
    The Choir of Man
    Date Wed 20th Mar 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
    It’s a party. It’s a concert. It’s a pint-filled good time!

    Imagine the greatest pub gig you've ever been to, multiply it by ten, and you'll still be nowhere near the fun that The Choir of Man exudes throughout. Performing pub tunes, folk, rock, choral, opera and Broadway numbers, the cast showcases world-class tap dancers, acrobats, singers, instrumentalists, and poets.

    Packed with unadulterated entertainment, that combines high-energy dance, live percussion, and foot-stamping choreography. These nine handsome blokes will perform everything from Avicii to Adele, Queen, Guns 'n' Roses, and much more.

    Set in a good old-fashioned pub with a working beer tap, join in on the comradery and hair-raising harmonies, as the cast pull pints and invite audience members to share a round.

    It’s the greatest concert, pub crawl, and performance, guaranteed to exude a rollicking good time, so grab a seat at the table and get ready for a foot-tapping experience.

    Get your friends together and come ready to drink in the action!
    Kodaline
    Date Wed 20th Mar 2019
    Anthemic indie-rockers, Kodaline return for the first time since their sold out 2014 tour! Performing their hits 'All I Want', 'High Hopes', 'Follow Your Fire', 'The One', 'Honest', 'Born Again' and more. Don’t miss out!
    Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Parramatta
    Date Wed 20th Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
    By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.

    Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
    The Premier's Harmony Dinner
    Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Premier’s Harmony Dinner is a glittering gala to recognise and celebrate the significant contributions made by our multicultural leaders.

      Attended by over a thousand representatives of our diverse State, the evening is a sit down cultural dress or black tie dinner, featuring incredible special performances.

      A special part of the night is the announcement of those to be inducted into the Multicultural Honour Roll.

      Those honoured are recognised for their outstanding achievements in contributing to and building the successful multicultural society we enjoy today.

      A true celebration of multiculturalism and community, Members of Parliament, business leaders, community leaders, ambassadors, Consuls-General and other dignitaries come together at this special event to honour harmony and diversity in New South Wales.

      The Premier’s Harmony Dinner continues to celebrate the NSW Government's commitment to a cohesive and inclusive society in which cultures, languages and religions of all citizens are accepted and appreciated.

    Harmony Day – Explorers Playgroup
    Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
    Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background. Join the Explorers Playgroup for this very important celebration of today’s Australia. Wear your traditional cultural dress and bring a plate of your food for all to share.
    Mountainfilm on Tour: Sydney East (Premiere)
    Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
    Mountainfilm on Tour is back! The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours - heart. Join them for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit with a special MC all the way from Colorado!

    Mountainfilm is one of the world's best mountain film festivals, featured in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker magazine. The festival has been held in May each year since 1979, with the best films then touring more than 150 locations around the world.

    Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews. This year's films feature an awesome mix of short films featuring the likes of climber Alex Honnold, ultra runner Kilian Jornet as well as mountaineering, mountain biking, expedition travel, fly fishing, cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer.

    Please note: All ticketing is General Admission with no allocated seating with no refunds available.
    Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - West Side Story
    Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
    West Side Story takes the iconic floating stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Encounter the wildness of youth and ecstasy of love as this modern day Romeo and Juliet unfolds under the starlit city skyline.

    Featuring classic Broadway hits including ‘Somewhere,’ ‘Maria,’ ‘Something’s Coming’ and ‘Tonight,’ this all-singing, all-dancing cast takes on Leonard Bernstein’s brilliant score and Jerome Robbins’ original electrifying choreography.

    Arrive early to enjoy the sun setting over Sydney Harbour as you raise a glass and drink in the view at one of the five pop-up bars and restaurants on site.
    International Festival of Speed
    Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Barry Sheene Festival of Speed, held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek is the largest Motorcycle Road Racing event in NSW. It features racing bikes from 1940-1995 as well as sidecars. This year will feature "GP Legends" on tour with no fewer eight former Moto GP riders with a combined total of 11 World Championships.

      The three day, 54 event race program, will see Kevin Schwantz, Freddie Spencer, Kork Ballington, Graeme Crosby, Steve Parrish, Kevin McGee and Chris Vermueulen out on the track on the original GP Bikes that made them famous. This will be your only chance to see these riders and machines together in Australia, as most of the Bikes are being shipped out from the UK and Europe for the event.

      Also on show will be Trade Stands, Motorcycle Club displays, Show and Shine and Spectator Parade Laps during the lunch break on Sunday.
    Gang Of Four
    Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019
    Post-punk funk politicos Gang of Four play entertainment in full plus a stack of other hits! One of the most influential and groundbreaking bands to rise from the British punk scene in the late 70's, Gang of Four finally return this March!

    Join Gang of Four as they Celebrate the album that kick started it all and changed the musical landscape, Entertainment!
    Jazz at the Pav: Red Hands
    Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019
    A series of concerts at Bondi Pavillion co-presented by SIMA and Waverley Council.

    Drawn together via a shared love of some of the same records, the band take their cues from the likes of Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Ernest Ranglin.

    High energy, exciting performance that showcases the exceptional musicianship this band is known for – this is a rare chance to catch the Red Hands riding high once again.

    Ray Beadle guitar/vocals , Karl Laskowski tenor saxophone , Zoe Hauptmann bass , Evan Mannell drums , Clayton Doley organ
    Longines Golden Slipper Day
    Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
    The pinnacle day of the 2019 Longines Golden Slipper Carnival, Longines Golden Slipper Day. This is Rosehill Garden’s biggest day of Group One racing, headlined by the world’s richest two year old race, the Group One AUD3.5 million Longines Golden Slipper.

    A day of racing legacy at the home of racing in Sydney’s west that celebrates the Golden Slipper honour roll and future breed shapers. Continue the legacy of the Golden Slipper and celebrate at Rosehill Gardens with fashion, live entertainment, award winning hospitality, thrilling thoroughbred racing and so much more.
    Dymocks Children's Charities Great Debate
    Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Dymocks Children's Charities (DCC) Great Debate will be a star studded gala raising much-needed funds to assist children in need around Australia improve their literacy standards and fall in love with reading.

      The event is a fun filled night of celebrity debating, gourmet dining and enticing auction prizes.

      Each year, some of Australia's best entertainers thrash out a quirky topic with hilarious results - all in the name of supporting Dymocks Children's Charities.
    Man of Constant Sorrow: A Tribute To The Music of "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?"
    Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
    Take a stroll across the bright heartland of American folk music with this joyous show that pays homage to the now legendary soundtrack from the Coen Brothers’ hit film. Line-up includes The Morrisons, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tommy Dean, Luke Escombe and Brian Campeau.

    After selling out three years running and featuring at the 2016 Spectrum Now and Vivid festivals, this spectacular show will scale new heights in the dramatic setting of City Recital Hall.

    Hosted by The Morrisons (nominated for bluegrass recording of the year at 2018 Golden Guitars) the show features performances from Aria award winners All Our Exes Live In Texas, comedian and ABC stalwart Tommy Dean, musical raconteur Luke Escombe and Canadian singer songwriter Brian Campeau. With such a stella cast of artists playing such joyous music this is a show not be missed.

    "Constantly mixing things up with new collaborations…music of the highest quality…this crew of musicians were having a wonderful time playing such glorious tunes…with flashes of humour and a wonderful passion for the music, this gig was by far one of the best I have attended this year." - Au Review
    Sunset Cinema North Sydney
    Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Set in the iconic North Sydney Oval, Sunset Cinema is the quintessential North Sydney summer event. Movies under the stars, great food, drinks and friends...what more do you need?

      Come join them on the hallowed turf this summer to watch the stars under the stars.
    Barry Douglas performs Brahms
    Date Wed 27th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
    Called to action by a soaring horn melody, the piano is hero in Brahms’s noble second piano concerto. This concerto is virtually a symphony with piano.

    Composer Johannes Brahms had a gift for creating moments of tranquil intimacy within his most expansive works, and Irish pianist Barry Douglas has been exploring the complete solo piano music of Brahms in a series of acclaimed benchmark recordings: ‘this is indeed Brahms playing of the utmost integrity and authority’ (International Record Review).

    The remarkable unbroken arc of Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony accelerates across an enigmatic landscape of emotion. Coiled tight within it is all the drama and variety of much bigger works – serene, violent and passionate. It is Sibelius’ final word: a ‘profession of faith’.

    Aeolian Caprices by Australian composer Richard Mills is an orchestral firework of glittering colour.
    Hello, Beautiful!
    Date Thu 28th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
    Hello, Beautiful! By Hannie Rayson is a funny, big-hearted show performed by one of Australia’s most loved playwrights, Hannie Rayson.

    Based on her best-selling memoir, this one-woman show is sublime comic storytelling – true stories from an adventurous life, spiced with wit, tenderness, social observation and intimacy. From her childhood in East Brighton to the treacheries of Hollywood, Hannie’s life and writing has always been driven by her deep curiosity about contemporary Australian life: how people live and what matters to them.

    Hannie has been awarded two Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award as well as the Age Performing Arts Award and The Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award. She made playwriting history when Life After George was the first play to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Award.
    A Little Lunch Music: Taryn Fiebig
    Date Thu 28th Mar 2019
    Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

    Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists.

    Helpmann Award-winning soprano Taryn Fiebig is one of Australia’s most popular and versatile artists. For this concert she will be accompanied by pianist Scott Davie in a program of English-language songs that bring added intimacy to this City Recital Hall performance. She begins with ‘Nine Lives’, a collection of songs by Australian composer, Roger Smalley, featuring poetry selected over many years about one of his great loves: cats. A brace of songs by England’s most renowned 20th century composers, Benjamin Britten, will include his famous ‘The Salley Gardens’. The recital ends with a cycle by America’s leading song writer, Samuel Barber, the poetry of ‘Hermit Songs’ reaching back as far as the 9th century, and recounting the joys and sorrows of solitude.

    Feel free to bring your lunch into the auditorium. Their Lobby Bar is stocked with a range of light meal options or you can bring your own.
    Saturday Night Fever
    Date Fri 29th Mar 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    Exclusive to Sydney from 2019!

    Saturday Night Fever returns in a blazing new stage version that propels the cult classic to phenomenal new heights.

    Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, this is the story of Tony Manero and his quest to break free from conformity and become king of the club.

    Packed with disco classics including the Bee Gees’ hits Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than A Woman, this is Saturday Night Fever revitalised for a new generation with explosive energy and sensational choreography. The disco fever is contagious – don’t miss it!
    #Feminist: Roxane Gay and Christina Hoff Sommers
    Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
    What do you get when you bring together the self-proclaimed ‘bad feminist’ and ‘factual feminist’? Two intellectual heavyweights, from two very different ends of the spectrum, igniting conversation about one very severe topic.

    This is not a feat, this is a sobering response to the differences within a social movement. Whilst feminism has made enormous strides towards the equality and empowerment of women, like any revolution, it is going through a rite of passage wherein strands of “feminism” and their identifiers are diverging more than they are converging.

    This is 42 brings together a meeting of the minds between the ‘Bad Feminist’ Roxane Gay (professor, cultural critic, author/novelist, blogger) and the controversial ‘Factual Feminist’ Christina Hoff Sommers (professor, philosopher, author, vlogger) as they navigate the trials and tribulations of 21st century feminism in #Feminist, coming to Sydney in March 2019.

    Together, Gay and Sommers will discuss intersectionality, gender roles and the division of domestic labour, the gender pay gap, violence against women, #MeToo, feminist representation in media and popular culture, political correctness.
    Red Whisky
    Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
    They love Oz Rock and are searching for that sound. They are massively influenced by the guys who came before them who opened up the road.

    They love to gig, and have both their own songs and a show that covers all other sorts of music. Bringing damn good rock n roll to you.
    Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Penrith
    Date Fri 29th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
    By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.

    Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
    An Evening with John Mayer
    Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
    John Mayer will be hitting Australian roads in March next year.

    The seven-time Grammy Award winner is famous for numerous massive hits, such as this year’s 'New Light,' 'Gravity,' 'Love on the Weekend,' 'Heartbreak Warfare,' 'Daughters,' 'Waiting on the World to Change,' 'Your Body Is a Wonderland,' and many more. These "An Evening with John Mayer" concerts will feature songs spanning Mayer’s entire recording career and mark his first tour down
    under since 2014. There will be no opening act.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Linda Ronstadt Songbook
    Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
    Bloom sings The Linda Ronstadt Songbook. Celebrating 40 years since her Australian Tour. Touring Australia and New Zealand 2019.

    Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979 at the time when her “Living In the USA” album was riding high, Linda charmed audiences for the first time at Perth’s Subiaco Oval before selling out around the country including the iconic MCG. Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally.

    She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award. She charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles and has collaborated with artists in diverse genres including Bette Midler, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash.

    In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians.
    Sydneys Working Truck Show Penrith and Family Fun Day
    Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
    Each year for over 31 years, 200 of Australia's finest trucks gather at the Museum of Fire for Australia's premier Working Truck Show, with all funds directed towards saving families from the dangers of fire while preserving the heritage of the community's bravest.

    Preforming on the last Sunday in March is Dan Murphy, Brad Butcher, Viper Creek Band, Christine Lamb, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont and The Wolf Brothers.

    Up to three children are admitted free with a paying adult and will enjoy 20 of the best 'thrill' rides and other amusements absolutely free. Add to this, food and drink stalls, free face painting and giveaways, and you have the ultimate Family Fun Day package while supporting a worthwhile charitable event.
    The Australian Eagles Show
    Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
    The Australian Eagles Show delivers the country’s most authentic reproduction of the recorded works of the legendary, multi-platinum selling, U.S. group The Eagles. Performing The Eagles greatest hits from the country - singing ‘Take It Easy’ to the soul-drenched ‘One Of These Nights’, the hard-rocking ‘Life In The Fast Lane’ and the stadium-anthem ‘Hotel California’.

    Priding themselves on their professionalism, The Australian Eagles Show only use state-of-the-art sound and lighting to intensify The Eagles tribute experience and entertain audiences ranging from the casual fan to the die-hard fanatic.

    The Australian Eagles Show performs with attention to detail that must be seen and heard to be believed. This amazing show strives in every aspect to pay ultimate tribute to the musical mastery of a band they all adore! In fact - if you close your eyes, you may even be fooled.

    This is a show that people of all ages will identify with and will want to see again and again!
    Absorbed In Bass – Old Skool Jungle 1992 to 1995
    Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
    Absorbed In Bass returns with a night of strictly old skool music. They spin it back to provide the finest oldskool jungle from 1992 to 1995. A true golden era of foundation sounds. Selectors controlling the wheels of steel...

    Murda 1
    Semper-Fi
    Deviant
    Victim
    Munk
    Alf
    Ritual

    For their friends and all Old skool headz.
    Linda Ronstadt Songbook
    Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
    Bloom sings The Linda Ronstadt Songbook. Celebrating 40 years since her Australian Tour. Touring Australia and New Zealand 2019.

    Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979 at the time when her “Living In the USA” album was riding high, Linda charmed audiences for the first time at Perth’s Subiaco Oval before selling out around the country including the iconic MCG. Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally.

    She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award. She charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles and has collaborated with artists in diverse genres including Bette Midler, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash.

    In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians.
    Camden Wellness Expo
    Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
    A magical day of inspiration and education.
    Connect with Camden's incredible wellness practitioners.
    Attend a wellness seminar, a yoga class or even a meditation group!
    32nd Annual Penrith Working Truck Show
    Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
    The Penrith Working Truck Show is on at the Museum of Fire on Sunday, March 31 from 8am to 4pm.

    Country Music extravaganza has always been a major attraction at the Truck Show and this year will be no exception.

    Live on Stage will be Dan Murphy, Brad Butcher, Viper Creek Band, Christie Lamb, Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont, The Wolf Brothers.

    Up to three Children, are admitted Free with a paying adult and will enjoy twenty of the best thrill rides and other amusements absolutely free.

    Add to this, food and drink stalls, free face painting and giveaways, and you have the Ultimate Family Fun Day package while supporting a worthwhile charitable event.

    Buy Tickets online and Pre Plan your parking.

    RunWest
    Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
    Welcome to the inaugural RunWest - Western Sydney's largest community festival. Join in for the 12 kilometre Fun Run or four kilometre Family Fun Run and take in all of the on-course entertainment and cultural activations, meet and greet your favourite sports stars, and be part of the massive finish line festival at WestHQ.

    The 12 kilometre Fun Run starts at the Sydney Motorsport Park, runs through the new Sydney Zoo, through Western Sydney Parklands and finishes at WestHQ.
    Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition
    Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019 to Wed 3rd Apr 2019
    The Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition is Australia’s premier solar, storage and smart energy management show.

    The 2019 theme is 'Shaping the smart energy future'.

    A massive (and unstoppable) transformation is currently underway in the energy sector and the focus will be on the nature and pace of that transformation.

    The conference and exhibition is free-to-attend for industry. There is an exciting conference program and over 120 experts and almost 50 sessions to choose from. A huge exhibition hall features global and local brands in smart energy and the people, solutions, projects and products that are creating smart energy.

    Set aside some time to take a trip around the exhibition hall where solar, energy storage, energy management, renewables, building materials and electric vehicles companies feature their latest technology, products and solutions.

    Whether you are looking for market intelligence, a showcase of the very latest in smart energy innovation or the chance to network with the movers and shakers in renewables, there is something for everyone at the Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition.

    2019 will be the 57th show organised by the Smart Energy Council (formerly the Australian Solar Council and Energy Storage Council).

    Mountainfilm on Tour - Sydney North
    Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019
    Mountainfilm on Tour is back! The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours - heart. Join them for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit with a special MC all the way from Colorado!

    Mountainfilm is one of the world's best mountain film festivals, featured in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker magazine. The festival has been held in May each year since 1979, with the best films then touring more than 150 locations around the world.

    Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews. This year's films feature an awesome mix of short films featuring the likes of climber Alex Honnold, ultra runner Kilian Jornet as well as mountaineering, mountain biking, expedition travel, fly fishing, cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer.

    Please note: All ticketing is General Admission with no allocated seating with no refunds available.
    Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
    Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
    Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is the Everest of concertos – the greatest of them all. Sublime and immense, it is some of Beethoven’s most exalted, lyrical and joyous music.

    Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma’s performances have been called absolutely stunning and piercingly beautiful (Chicago Tribune). Now Sydney audiences can discover this major talent as she performs alongside the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
    Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Sutherland
    Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019
    By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.

    Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
    MindBodySpirit Festival
    Date Thu 4th Apr 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
    Held biannually, the Sydney Festival brings you the very best in health, wellness and spiritual guidance and is the largest of its kind.

    Celebrating 30 years, you can learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session or taste some delicious health foods!

    The Sydney Festival is held at the new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.

    The Angels – Symphony Of Angels
    Date Thu 4th Apr 2019
    Hot off the heels of their sold-out performance with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, The Angels have announced two special dates of their highly acclaimed show Symphony Of Angels for Sydney and Melbourne in 2019. Under the musical direction of conductor and composer Rob John, the legendary band—featuring brothers Rick and John Brewster, Nick Norton, Sam Brewster and charismatic frontman Dave Gleeson—are set to rock again in this symphonic spectacular.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Camden Show
    Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
    Camden Show - Still a Country Show!

    Enjoy two big days of family fun, where the city meets the country, just one hour from Sydney's central business district.

    Camden Show, designed to educate, entertain, and excite. It showcases excellence in agriculture through display, exhibition, and competition in an enjoyable and attractive manner.

    Camden Show is one of the biggest events in the Macarthur region, attracting visitors and competitors from all around New South Wales.

    With something for everyone, come along to the Camden Show.
    Sydney HIA Home Show
    Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
    Building, renovating or making home improvements? Then visit the Sydney HIA Home Show!

    See, try and buy all the latest products for your kitchen, bathroom or interiors upgrade. There are hundreds of new ideas to renovate your house, both inside and out. You can get free expert advice from leading suppliers, so bring your plans and photos. See everything under one roof!
    The Australian Ballet presents Verve
    Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Three homegrown choreographers. Three very different works. In this Sydney-exclusive season, Verve takes you on a voyage through contemporary Australian dance with what Australian Stage calls a blast of energy and talent.

    Alice Topp’s Aurum moved critics and audiences to superlatives, tributes and tears when it premiered in 2018. Inspired by the Japanese art of kintsugi – repairing cracked pottery with precious metals – the work explores damage, healing and the beauty of flaws. The dancers’ powerful movements are framed in a breathtaking staging by Jon Buswell, featuring a reflective golden floor and ripples of burnished light. This acclaimed work will have its New York premiere at the Joyce Theatre in May.

    Stephen Baynes’ Constant Variants mirrors the elegant classicism of Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme with velvet-soft, delicate dance. Gliding airborne, captured in warm light and vast picture frames, his dancers conjure the mesmerising beauty of Renaissance paintings.

    Verve ends with a bang: Tim Harbour’s Filigree and Shadow, the hit of the 2015 contemporary program. The stripped-back clarity of its set contrasts with the ferocious complexity and speed of the choreography and the drama of the specially commissioned electronic score by German duo 48nord.
    Boyzone Thank You and Goodnight Sydney with Brian McFadden
    Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
    After a quarter of a century together, the iconic Boyzone recently announced it’s time to say goodnight as they prepare for their farewell tour.

    Australian fans will also get a chance to say goodbye to them in March and April next year when the Irish superstars hit these shores.



    Boyzone - one of the most endearing groups to emerge from the boy band music sphere and 90’s commercial pop.

    They're also one of the most successful bands in Ireland and the UK.

    The group have sold 25 million albums worldwide, played stadiums and arenas all over the world, went onto release six albums and had almost two-dozen hits.

    Boyzone have seen great success in Australia over the years as well where their hit singles became staples at pop radio in the 90’s – songs such as Picture Of You, No Matter What, Love Me For A Reason and Father and Son.



    Supporting Boyzone is fellow singer / songwriter, Brian McFadden, performing Westlife and solo hits.



    Don’t your opportunity to farewell Boyzone, it’s going to be one very special night where you'll hear all their hits and more!

    Collectors Plant Fair
    Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Collectors' Plant Fair will be held at the historic Hawkesbury Race Club, Clarendon, NSW. Clarendon is between Richmond and Windsor.

      The fair showcases 50 specialist nurseries selling distinctive and hard-to-come-by plants, books and garden accessories. There is also an inspiring speaker program.

      Participating Nurseries and the Speaker Program will be announced on the web site.
    The Championships
    Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sat 13th Apr 2019
    The Grand Finals of Australian Racing: The Championships was inaugurated in 2014 as a Grand Finals concept to feature and showcase the very best of Australian racing as the jewel in the crown of Sydney’s Autumn Carnival.

    2019 will witness the sixth year of this exciting initiative, launched by Racing NSW in partnership with The Australian Turf Club.

    The Championships' twelve races will be hotly contested to determine champion status over different age groups and distances. Glittering emerald encrusted trophies, designed by acclaimed Sydney jeweller Cerrone are awarded to the winning owner, trainer and jockey.

    With a total of AUD21 million prize money on offer, the stage is set for two days of exciting and highly competitive racing. The very best horses in Australia will compete against some of the finest international contestants, at what is a feature occasion in Sydney’s social and sporting calendar.

    Royal Randwick, one of Australia’s vibrant and most prestigious racing venues, is a fitting host. Visitors and racing enthusiasts from around the country and overseas will witness world class racing, and enjoy a dazzling array of fashion and award winning hospitality at this grand occasion.
    Jabulani Challenge Trail Run
    Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
    The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning 12 kilometre, 22 kilometre or 45 kilometre trail run and charity fundraiser held in the north of Sydney. Predominantly on single track the trail has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest, bush land, steep hill inclines and creek crossings.
    BonkerZ Catch - A - Rising Comic Late Show (Best Of)
    Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
    Welcome to BonkerZ Featured Artist Comedy Clubs, This Late show features some of the cities hottest and funniest new comers to the comedy scene.

    BonkerZ Comedy Club is not your standard, run of the mill comedy club, that's why they were the only Comedy Club in Australia, selected for the MasterCard Priceless Campaign. Killer Acts, Killer Music and the most comfortable and coolest Comedy Theatre in Australia! Celebrating their 12th year, BonkerZ Comedy Club is located just one minute from Town hall station and only minutes from your Central Business District Hotel! BonkerZ also donates a percentage of each ticket sold to the Fred Hollows Foundation. It's their eighth year of donating to Fred and they think it's worthy cause.

    VIP Ticket includes V.I.P Seats ( in non pick on section), a drink (Beer/Wine/House Spirits/Soft Drink/Juice/Bottled Water) plus discounted City Parking at Centro Cinema Parking Kent Street.
    Sydney Sprints - Kurnell #2
    Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The prestigious Kurnell Triathlon will also double as the NSW State Championships for the Sprint Distance.

      Also returning will be the Super Sprint (Enticer) distance, which is perfect for first-timers and anyone looking to switch to a shorter distance. Join them for a morning of racing in one of the state's most scenic National Parks.

      Head to the website for more information.
    Double Bay Dog Day
    Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      This years Double Bay Dog Day is guaranteed to get tails wagging with double the amount of stalls and activities!

      Guilfoyle Park will include all sorts of woof-tastic activities including live entertainment, rescue dog stalls, food stalls (yes, they have vegan options too), pet business stalls - from doggie clothes to healthy meal plans.

      They will also have special dog services, dog massages (to help reduce dog anxiety), doggie perfumist (with personalised session to help pick a pre-mixed perfume for your dog), professional dog head shots (yep, because they see the pet-tential in your dog being a star), doggie finger painting - is your dog the next pet-casso? Doggie photobooth - yes humans, you can participate in this one too, they have lots of props which will make the perfect Instagram.

      Doggie treat samples, doggie competitions - best dressed / best dog trick, and a doggie hairstyling booth.

    Garden Art Month at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    Date Mon 8th Apr 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The Royal Botanic Garden will come alive with art during April..



      View exquisite botanical art in the Botanica and Margaret Flockton exhibitions, or feast your eyes on sublime floral arrangements by the Sogetsu School of Ikebana in The Calyx.



      Join a guided sculpture walk, or immerse yourself in creative workshops including Aboriginal art classes and crafty activities for the kids.

      Be inspired by nature.

      Visit the website for the full program of free and ticketed events.

    Omega Ensemble: Grand Mozart
    Date Tue 9th Apr 2019
    Mozart’s mastery of the keyboard was perhaps matched only by his love of winds. As a liveried servant working for the hated Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, Mozart composed many wind serenades for aristocratic entertainment.

    However, his greatest work for winds, the ‘Gran Partita’, was written only after he had left Salzburg and settled in Vienna, a musical revenge, of sorts, on his former employer. Described in the 1984 Academy Award-winning film, Amadeus, as “the voice of God”, this masterwork is presented here alongside his Quintet for Piano and Winds and the Piano Sonata No. 11.

    Program:
    Mozart - Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, K. 452
    Mozart - Serenade in B-Flat Major, K.361/370a ‘Gran Partita’
    Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331/300
    A Little Lunch Music: Russell Torrance in Conversation
    Date Tue 9th Apr 2019
    Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

    Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists.

    Russell Torrance is well-known as the presenter on ABC Sydney’s Classic Breakfast show. He is also a classically trained musician and keeps the tuba close to his heart. He has performed in venues across Australia and Europe, most notably London’s Barbican Centre and Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music. He is known to musicians as ‘The Scotsman with the loud laugh and the big tuba!’

    For this A Little Lunch Music event Russell will be exploring the music that has influenced him most in his life, from when he was a young boy listening to local military bands, to his years at the University of Nottingham and all the way through his long and eventful career in commercial radio and now at the ABC. Excerpts of music will accompany his talk and he may even jump in to play a tune or two himself!
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert
    Date Wed 10th Apr 2019 to Sat 13th Apr 2019
    Let the wizarding world enchant you all over again as the fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is projected onto a giant screen and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs Nicholas Hooper’s wonderful score. Laugh, cry and cheer at your favourite scenes in this memorable event.

    This film is classified M – moderate fantasy themes and violence. Recommended for ages 15+.

    Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are copyright and trade marked Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. Rowlings Wizarding World, J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights.
    Chand Raat Eid Festival - CREF
    Date Thu 11th Apr 2019
    Chand Raat event is one of the largest multicultural celebrations in Australia on occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. It is multicultural celebrations, inviting people from all backgrounds, under an umbrella of Chand Raat. Therefore, different cultural groups (Islamic and non-Islamic) representing different ethnic communities are invited to participate and showcase their traditional cultural art.

    Local and national businesses, professional service providers, community groups from different communities and government agencies are invited to display and market their products and services. These businesses include; fashion shops, arts & craft, child care centre, immigration agents, tax agents, financial advisors, real estate and builders, entertainment/event providers, technology, sports, children toys, henna and face painting, then department of social services, multicultural NSW, and so on. Therefore, the event provides opportunity to local businesses to promote their businesses and professional services.

    Offer a delicious food to your new friend brings you closer, variety of ethnic food stalls create amazing atmosphere for the visitors to taste each other’s food and create new friendships.

    Over 20 different ethnic cultural performances (singing /dancing) are the core activities of the event.
    Sydney Royal Easter Show
    Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Tue 23rd Apr 2019
    Every Easter, the country and city join together at the Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

    The Show is a twelve day celebration featuring agricultural competitions, animal experiences, live entertainment, carnival fun, shopping and much more.



    Visit their website for details on the 2019 event.

    Stamp, Coin and Collectables Fair April
    Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
    Dealers and Club Tables, Lucky Door Prize, Kids Show Bags. There will be a variety of Stamps, Covers, Postmarks, Cinderellas, Postcards, Thematics, Coins and Accessories.

    Also a range of Collectables: Ephemera, China, Glass, Retro Wares and more.

    There will be refreshments available, free entry and off street parking.

    The Fair will be held twice this year. April and September.
    Sydney Family Show
    Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
    Heaps of family fun is heading your way soon as the Sydney Family Show returns to the Entertainment Quarter Showring, Moore Park.

    Don’t miss the Dock Dogs performances which guarantee high-flying, big jumping, splash zone drenching, canine aquatic action! There will be loads of kid-friendly stage performances, plus everyone’s favourite blue friends, The Smurfs, will be doing live shows with meet and greets too.

    Be amazed by the talented jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists under the Circus Big Top, pet your furry friends at the Animal Nursery, or spin yourself silly with unlimited rides like the Super Sizzler, Dodgem Cars, Giant Yo-Yo and more. There’s so much to do, you won’t know where to start.

    Look no further for the best family value this Easter season at Australia’s largest free entry Family Show, opening at 10am daily.
    Make Your Own Ceramic Garden Totem
    Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    Do you love the idea of making your own special garden totem ornament for your home? Then this workshop is just for you. Students will learn learn basic clay hand building skills (no pottery wheel) designing and shaping elements for your garden totem.

    Your design could be organic or be based on items that particular meaning to you and your family, or even animal, vegetable or mineral! It’s entirely up to you. Students are encouraged to bring along some ideas (images or sketches) of ideas for their totem or they can help you with some inspiration.

    No prior experience is necessary.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Pure Australia
    Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
    One of Australia’s most loved techno events, Pure, returns for its fourth year in 2019, bringing its biggest line up to date! The 2019 edition will see Carl Cox (Intec, Australia), Marco Carola (Music On, Italy), Joseph Capriati (Redimension, Italy), Enrico Sangiuliano (Drumcode, Italy) and Eric Powell (Bush Records, Australia) take Pure to new heights in 2019.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Norah Jones Australian Tour
    Date Sun 14th Apr 2019 to Mon 15th Apr 2019
    One of USA's most critically-acclaimed singer/songwriters and nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones, is making her much-anticipated return to Australia in April next year. The ‘Come Away With Me’ singer will perform intimate headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart on top of her scheduled performance at Byron Bay’s iconic Bluesfest, marking her first performances in Australia in six years.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Keb Mo (solo)- Sydney
    Date Tue 16th Apr 2019
    It all took off for Keb’ Mo’ in 1994 with his self-titled release, and over the years he has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, have garnered him four Grammy awards and 11 Grammy nominations, including Country Song of the Year for “I Hope,” co-written with The Dixie Chicks, and three alone for his 2014 self-produced release, Blues Americana including Americana Album of the Year. Keb’ has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and six BMI Awards for his work in television and film.

    Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. Artists who have recorded his songs include B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, Tom Jones, Melissa Manchester, Solomon Burke and the Zac Brown Band to name a few.
    David Gray (UK)- Sydney
    Date Tue 16th Apr 2019 to Wed 17th Apr 2019
    After scaling enormous heights with album sales over 12 million (including the highest selling album ever to-date in Ireland with ‘White Ladder’), BAFTA, Brit and Grammy nominations, a Q Award, two Ivor Novellos and much more, David Gray returns revitalised with a new perspective, energy and new sound to take to his adoring Australian fanbase.

    The English singer-songwriter’s breakthrough album ‘White Ladder’ first introduced him to Australian audiences in 1998 and was a showcase for his tempered roar of a voice, as it is for his finely-honed powers of social observation. His wit’s-end ballad “This Year’s Love’’ proved that it is often the simplest emotions that hit the hardest. 

    David’s eleventh studio album ‘Gold In A Brass Age’, will be released in early 2019 and will be performed live in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne next April along with his back-catalogue of career-defining songs.

    With a loyal Australian fanbase and a plethora of albums to enjoy, there’s no doubt tickets to see David Gray live in Australia this April will be in high demand.
    Allen Stone (US)- Sydney
    Date Wed 17th Apr 2019
    Allen Stone's vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R and B of the 60's and 70's, while his lyrics reveal an idealism and passion that recall the folk-inspired singer-songwriters of the same era.



    Earlier in 2018, Allen appeared on American Idol, performing a powerful duet of Unaware with contestant Dennis Lorenzo and blew judges away with his powerful vocals. His latest release, Warriors was first performed at the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle earlier this year, where Stone was back during the performance by a 2,000-member choir.

    Allen Stone is currently working on his next album, recorded live in Nashville which is set to be released early 2019.

    Bounce Town
    Date Wed 17th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The next Bounce Town will be held on Wednesday 17 April 2019 at the Jack Brabham Reserve, Oran Park

      More information about the event to come.
    Parramatta Heritage Festival
    Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    Connecting People, Places and the Past: celebrating Parramatta’s rich heritage and culture.

    Parramatta’s unique and diverse heritage will go on display through a rich program of events, activities and talks planned to coincide with the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival.

    This year the City is focusing on what makes Parramatta a special place guided tours and talks encouraging us all to embrace the future by sharing the strengths of our cultural identities and take this opportunity to learn more about our shared past.

    Contact the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre for a full listing of upcoming events.

    You can book online, by calling them or visiting them in person.
    Flogging Molly- Sydney
    Date Thu 18th Apr 2019
    Quintessential Irish-American Celtic folk/punk band Flogging Molly is leaving California this April to once again dazzle Australia with their wild live performance tactics. Known for their distinctive fusion of traditional Irish music and often abrasive hard-hitting punk rock, their impassioned live show has won the hearts of many Aussies over the past two decades. They will continue in that vein, playing an assortment of shows in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.



    With 20 years of performing together under their belts, the music is mature, well crafted, equally polished and almost aggressively topical. It is filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment, but directly related to today’s most pressing concerns: politics, the economy, unemployment, planned boomtowns gone bust, immigration policies gone awry and much more.



    Taking cues from Irish folk acts such as The Dubliners and The Pogues, Flogging Molly have clear influences from the Emerald Isle in their music. With a plethora of instruments on stage - including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bodhráns, violin, tin whistle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, piano, concertina, bass guitar, drums and percussion - their powerful live performance is sure to entertain audiences across Australia this April.

    Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real (US)- Sydney
    Date Thu 18th Apr 2019
    Lukas Nelson is returning to tour Australia with his band Promise Of The Real on the heels of tremendous accolades for his work on Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack.



    Since forming 10 years ago, the buzz surrounding Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real has been quietly intensifying. During that time, the singer/songwriter/guitarist and his bandmates have played hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world and built a devoted following. Lukas’ profile continued to rise when he contributed three songs and heavenly vocals to his dad Willie Nelson’s 2012 album, Heroes, their voices blending with potent DNA. Then two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Promise of The Real recently released their “Forget About Georgia” E.P. with a guest appearance by the angelic vocal duo Lucius, and a stunning cover of the David Bowie classic “Life On Mars?"
    Drawing lineage from his father, Willie Nelson and surrogate uncles like Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, J.J. Cale and Neil Young, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real have developed into a devastating, ‘can’t miss’ live act.

    Easter Weekend Lunch Cruise
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
    What better way to spend a long weekend in Sydney than out on the harbour with great food, live entertainment and spectacular views?

    Three Hours cruising Spectacular Sydney Harbour, Chocolate eggs and Hot Cross Buns on every table, Delicious Seafood and Carvery Buffet Lunch , Live Jazz Music, Licensed Bar (no Bring Your Own), Bar packages are available, Brilliant Atmosphere, Photographer on board and Splendid Harbour views from their alfresco deck.
    The Great Centennial Park Egg Hunt
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Easter Bunny is returning to Centennial Park this Easter.

      Follow a trail map around the garden to complete challenges on this super fun Easter quest and be rewarded with chocolate. Get your children outside and active whilst engaging in good old-fashioned fun.

      Activities are egg or bunny related such as an egg and spoon race, egg hunt, and so on. There will be a family photo opportunity at the end with the Easter Bunny - so bring your camera.
    The Co-Dependants
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    The Co-Dependants are a fresh new band comprised of some of the best musicians in Sydney. Collectively the guys have played with many industry greats, and after touring with Christina Parie (X-Factor), decided it was so much fun they’d form their own band!

    The Co-Dependants play an energetic mix of current songs and classics, with experience that can only be gained from their relentless gig schedules. When you witness the boys in action you will be subjected to a performance of unrivalled energy and charisma, with a seemingly natural and effortless crowd interaction that leaves audiences transfixed.
    George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic- Sydney
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will be ensuring that all Aussie fans have one last chance to see George perform live in Australia this April before his Funk-a-thon farewell to the land down under. He is sure to ‘Tear The Roof Off’’ with his Funk-melodies which still have a major influence and inspiration for today’s Hip-Hop and RnB artists.

    Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionised R and B during the â€㮦s, twisting soul music into Funk by adding influences from several late 1960s acid heroes such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled music during the â€㮦s, capturing over 40 R and B hit singles and recording three platinum albums.

    Clinton’s inspiration, dedication and determination resulted in the elevation of Funk music to complete recognition and acceptance as a true genre in and of itself.
    Nahko and Medicine For The People (US)- Sydney
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    Known for their exciting, high-energy and powerful live shows, Nahko And Medicine For The People’s upcoming performances are not to be missed.

    Over the last five years, Nahko And Medicine For The People have continued to gather dedicated members of their global Medicine Tribe of fans as they spread their powerful musical message. They incorporate a variety of sounds that artfully merge rustic acoustic guitars, upbeat energy, tribal flavour, and fiery percussion with ponderous lyrics. Their album Hoka debuted at number 10 on Billboard’s Rock Albums Chart and number six on the Alternative Albums Chart.
    Meshell Ndegeocello (US)- Sydney
    Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
    American singer-songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist and bassist, Meshell Ndegeocello is coming to Sydney! Over the past 25 years Meshell has received significant critical acclaim including 10 Grammy Award nominations and credit for helping spark the Neo-Soul movement.



    Meshell’s music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including Funk, Soul, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae and Rock and hit urban radio like a comet in 1993 with her debut ‘Plantation Lullabies’.

    Known for her emotional live performances, Meshell finds something of herself to express in every song she performs live, be that an original or a cover – that is her special gift.



    ‘Ventriloquism’ is the latest album from Meshell Ndegeocello, which has all the hallmarks of all of Ndegeocello’s work – it is lush and investigative, subversive and sublime. As always, she pays tribute to her diverse influences and in these 11 covers, you hear them layered over one another. This reimagining affords not just a new musical experience but also a comment on the narrow expectations of sounds and structures for black artists and black music which we cannot wait to see performed live in Sydney this April.

    Snarky Puppy (US)- Sydney
    Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
    The New York based quasi-collective has gone from the best kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Snarky Puppy seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that can reach the most critical or most carefree audience.

    Formed in Texas 12 years ago by exceptional young musicians, the band is a collective that is orchestrated by bassist Michael League, whose creative grass roots approach to a tougher than ever industry has developed a new model for independent artists.



    Snarky Puppy is a collective of sorts with as many as 25 members in regular rotation. They each maintain busy schedules as session musicians (with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and D’Angelo), producers (for Kirk Franklin, David Crosby, and Salif Keïta), and solo artists (many of whom are on the band’s indie label, GroundUP Music). At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world.

    Sydney Easter Parade
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    Join thousands of other Sydneysiders celebrate the true meaning of Easter and have a great day filled with lots of fun for the whole family.

    Sydney Easter Parade is expected to attract over 3,000 paraders from different groups, ministries, and churches from various denominations, who will all come together and celebrate the unified theme, Jesus is Alive.

    Giant inflatables, animal costumes, marching band, stilt-walkers and many creative and colourful displays are some of the things that will be featured in the parade. The sound of music and celebration will once again pulsate through the air as many people from different ethnic heritage will take part in this joyous occasion to celebrate the resurrection of Christ as Australian Christians.
    Sydney Comedy Festival Gala
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Sydney’s premiere comedy event, the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala is a comedy extravaganza bringing together the top acts of the Festival under one very glamourous roof!

      Come along to a night of world class entertainment! Rub shoulders with comedy aficionados and fresh voyeurs alike, while witnessing some of the globe's best international comedians, red hot local artists, and the most gifted emerging talent at the world famous Sydney Opera House!

      This is the most sought after ticket of the festival, so get in quick as this prestigious night of laughs will sell out!
    Sydney Comedy Festival
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The Sydney Comedy Festival will return this year for the 14th year of delivering rambunctious laughter to the city and greater surrounds. Across four massive weeks the Festival will deliver an epic program of international and local comedy stars.

      The Festival will kick off in grand style with the Sydney Comedy Festival Gala at the Sydney Opera House. The Gala includes a curated selection of comedy legends alongside the next big-things for one huge night of comedy fun.

      Throughout the Festival, the laughs will be rolled out to a multitude of venues including the Sydney Town Hall, Factory Theatre, Sydney Opera House, the Comedy Store, the Enmore Theatre, Giant Dwarf, Riverside Theatres and The Concourse.

      With more than 122,000 visitors in 2017, the Sydney Comedy Festival continues to be the city’s largest annual comedy event. Following Sydney, the Festival’s Showcase Tour will complete a 50-stop nationwide tour.

      To check out the shows in this year’s program, visit the Festival’s website for more information (full program to be announced in late February).
    Hozier Bluesfest Sideshows
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019 to Tue 23rd Apr 2019
    Irish superstar Hozier is returning to Australia in April next year for very special shows in Sydney and Melbourne on top of his Bluesfest performance.

    The Grammy-nominated artist returns to Australia more than three years on from sold-out concerts in Perth and across the East Coast of Australia that left audiences yearning for more. With a transformative live show, monstrous vocals and swelling harmonies, Hozier is a performer of the highest calibre, revered the world over.
    Larkin Poe (US)- Sydney
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    Originally from Atlanta, the now Nashville based sister duo are poised to make a mark all their own with the release of their fourth album Venom and Faith.

    Unbound by tawdry embellishments, Larkin Poe infuse pop sensibilities into their sound, blending old-school elements of rock and soul with drum samples, hip-hop production values, and resonant lyrics like ‘California king-sized dreams in a twin bed’. Venom and Faith redefines what it means to make emotionally resonant music while also maintaining boundary-pushing musicality.

    Creating their own brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavoured by their southern heritage, Larkin Poe are on the rise and rise.
    Shakey Graves (US)- Sydney
    Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
    Shakey Graves a.k.a Alejandro Rose-Garcia was born in Austin Texas to a musical family and is best-known for playing a smoky, spectral fusion of blues, folk and rock in a stripped down one-man-band style established in 2007.

    Shakey Graves live performances can be deceiving. Up to now, he’s been categorized as an Americana singer-songwriter, thanks to his traditionally rooted songs, fluent acoustic-guitar picking, Texas roots and from wearing his cowboy hat, looking like a one-man country band. But, the tag will undoubtedly be dismissed as restrictive and irrelevant once discerning listeners hear his radical new album performed live in Melbourne and Sydney this April.
    Annual Sydney International Bachata Festival
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Sydney International Bachata Festival is the world’s first ever Bachata Festival.

      The event comprises three days and four nights (including the Welcome Party) of Latin Dance Workshops, World-Class Performances, Prestigious Parties and an urban Bachata concert – the biggest Bachata concert in the Southern Hemisphere!
    ANZAC Day
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    ANZAC Day is a national day of memorial in Australia, commemorating those who lost their lives in the First World War, and there are few better places to remember these brave soldiers than New South Wales (NSW).

    Several ANZAC Day Dawn Services will be held on 25th April and if you choose to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at The Cenotaph, Martin Place, you may wish to view the traditional ANZAC Day Parade which will commence at 9am in the Sydney CBD.

    To conclude the ANZAC Day Parade, at approximately 12:30pm, a Commemoration Service will be held at the War Memorial in Hyde Park (South). All are welcome to attend the ceremony.
    ANZAC Day March
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    Sydney's ANZAC Day March gives participating veterans and the general public an opportunity to honour those who served in the defence of Australia or its interests, especially remembering those who paid the supreme sacrifice or otherwise suffered as a result of their service.

    The Order of March will be WWII veterans followed by Navy/Army/Air Force (in conflict order), civilians in support of Australian Troops, descendants of Australian veterans, Commonwealth and allies.

    The ANZAC Day March begins at 9am at the intersection of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street. It travels down Elizabeth Street and finishes at the end of Hyde Park at Liverpool Street.

    At the conclusion of the parade, at approximately 12.30pm, a commemoration service is held next to The Pool of Remembrance at the ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park South.
    ANZAC Sunset Service Ceremony
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    This ceremony will start at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, at 5pm.

    It will be a short service accompanied by the NSW Ambulance Service Band and followed by the lowering of the flags.

    It brings to a conclusion the official ANZAC Day Commemorations in Sydney.

    We owe it to those who have gone before, those who are yet to come as well as those who currently carry the flame to ensure the day is as dignified and respectful as possible by abiding by the agreed guidelines and directions of volunteer marshals at each of these important services and events.
    Commemoration Service
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    The ANZAC Commemoration Service is held at the ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park, adjacent to the Pool of Remembrance, commencing at 12.30pm.

    The service has developed into an impressive dedication to ANZAC, usually attended by His Excellency the Governor, Premier of New South Wales, Leader of the Opposition, senior service representatives, invited guests and members of the community. In recent years a United Drumhead Service has been introduced. This year support is to be provided by cadets from The Scots College and a choir accompanied by the NSW Police Concert Band.

    NSW Police Concert Band and the Scots College Massed Pipe Band traditionally provide music for the Commemoration Service and take post in the band bay and pool surrounds as directed.
    ANZAC Day Dawn Service
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    The ANZAC Day dawn service at The Cenotaph in Sydney's Martin Place begins at 4.30am. Thousands gather in the pre-dawn darkness to honour fallen soldiers.

    The dawn service includes a catafalque contingent, an Ode of Remembrance, Last Post bugle call, a minute's silence, a Reveille played on a bugle and the laying of wreaths.

    The Ode of Remembrance (below) is taken from a poem written by the English poet Laurence Binyon. It was first published in The Times (London) on 21 September 1914 and has been recited at commemorative services since 1919.

    "They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
    Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remember them."

    The audience then responds: "We will remember them."
    St Albans Folk Festival
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
    It’s a great vibe, very well established and affordable fun festival. Come for the three days or just a day.

    Located near Wisemans Ferry, (just one or two hours from Sydney, The Central Coast or Newcastle).

    Four great performance venues clustered around camping areas and the historic Settlers Arms pub on the river.
    Fabulous diverse musical acts, interesting workshops, craft and food stalls plus Jammers Heaven around the campsites and fun galore for the kids.

    Ray LaMontagne: Sydney
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    The Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter will is make his long-awaited return Down Under after a 10-year hiatus, performing his intimate show with John Stirratt, bass player and founding member of Wilco.



    Hitting the roads of Australia this April bringing his aptly named tour ‘Just Passing Through’, LaMontagne will highlight songs from his vast and varying body of work with his alternately lush vocals and intimately earthy live performance.

    Ray LaMontagne- Sydney Second Show
    Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
    The Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter will is make his long-awaited return Down Under after a 10-year hiatus, performing his intimate show with John Stirratt, bass player and founding member of Wilco.



    Hitting the roads of Australia this April bringing his aptly named tour ‘Just Passing Through’, LaMontagne will highlight songs from his vast and varying body of work with his alternately lush vocals and intimately earthy live performance.

    Air Supply – Orchestral
    Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
    David Roy Williams, TEG Dainty and Nice Events are proud to announce a very special event when Air Supply, one of Australia's most loved and successful music exports, return to Australia and New Zealand in 2019.



    Air Supply will perform all their great hits accompanied by their top-notch band and a twenty-piece orchestra. All-time classics such as 'Lost In Love', 'Love and Other Bruises' and 'All Out Of Love' will be given a truly sumptuous presentation from one of Australia's most successful musical exports.

    See Eventfinda for more information.

    Sevendust Australia and NZ Tour
    Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
    The legendary Sevendust return to Australia in April next year to celebrate their 2018 Rise Records release 'All I See Is War'—a record that has energised fans all over the world. The iconic five-piece hard rock/metal outfit will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth after rocking New Zealand with an exclusive show in Auckland.

    Sevendust were formed in 1994 and up to this day, their connection with fans only grows stronger.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    G'Day met een zachte G
    Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
    “G’day met een zachte G” will be a once in a lifetime event with one of the biggest and best selling Dutch singer / songwriters Guus Meeuwis performing live during the annual Kings Day events hosted in Sydney in April 2019 at Big top Luna park. The performance is expected to be the pinnacle of the 2019 Kings Day celebrations.
    MS Walk and Fun Run
    Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The MS Walk and Fun Run is an enjoyable, healthy way to join family, friends and thousands of other enthusiastic supporters in a fun day out. By taking part in this fantastic event you will be supporting people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

      The Sydney MS Walk and Fun Run starts and finishes at Metcalfe Park, Pyrmont.

      Your entry fee covers the cost of staging the event so every dollar you fundraise will go directly to support people living with multiple sclerosis.
    SBR Swim.Bike.Run
    Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
    This amazing new concept is Not the traditional swim, bike, run.

    Taking place at Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre with a three-round format. The event is structured to test both the speed and endurance of every level of athlete offering athletes the opportunity to participate in a multi-round format comprising of short and sharp multi-leg events.

    SBRX3 will be a maximum three rounds (Single for Super Sprint level athletes, Double for Sprint level athletes and Triple for the Standard distance athlete and above), with each round commencing on the hour and wave starts according to your age group. As the global sport of triathlon is forever changing, they are excited to allow their participants the opportunity to race like the icons of sport.
    Giants Netball v NSW Swifts
    Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
    Suncorp Super Netball in NSW for 2019 will kick off with a massive Derby Clash between local rivals, Giants Netball and the NSW Swifts.

    Expect 60 minutes of intense competition as the Giants and Swifts go head-to-head for the first win of the 2019 season and home state bragging rights!

    One of the most highly anticipated contests on the Suncorp Super Netball calendar, you will not want to miss this fierce season-opener at Qudos Bank Arena!

    It’s Team Giants v Team Swifts. It’s The Derby.
    Sydney Writers Festival
    Date Mon 29th Apr 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    The Sydney Writers' Festival is bringing some of the biggest names in literature to Sydney for one week of inspiring talks, panels and performances.

    Join the Sydney Writers Festival as they present more than 400 events, attracting audiences of 100000 plus for a week-long conversation of books and ideas.

    The Sydney Writers' Festival are excited to bring the event to Carriageworks. There will also be events stretching across Sydney, from the City Recital Hall and Sydney Town Hall in the city centre, into suburban Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

    Make sure you check out the full program and book your tickets at the Sydney Writers Festival website.
    The Gospel According to Paul
    Date Mon 29th Apr 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
    Written and performed by Jonathan Biggins

    Co-creator and star of The Wharf Revue, Jonathan Biggins targets one of Australia’s most compelling and enigmatic leaders in this unmissable one-man comedy.

    Full of intelligence and wit, it’s a funny, insightful and occasionally poignant portrait of Paul Keating, the man that (as he tells it) single-handedly shaped contemporary Australia.

    Showcasing Keating’s eviscerating wit, rich rhetoric and ego the size of Everest, Jonathan distils down the essence of Keating - visionary, reformer, rabble-rouser, true believer – and the Bankstown boy who quickly realised that to get things done in political life it’s better to be needed than loved.
    NSW Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow
    Date Tue 30th Apr 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    The NSW Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow is the place to find all the latest and greatest caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, slide ons, camping equipment, tents, holiday park displays, tourism displays, caravan, four wheel drive and touring accessories, and much more.

    On for six big days with over 300 Exhibitors and hundreds of brands, there is always something new to see and do at the Supershow.

    Whether you’re new to caravan and camping and wanting to discover what’s available or an avid enthusiast wanting to update your equipment, you’re sure to find something to suit.

    For more information, visit the Supershow website.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Cremorne
    Date Tue 30th Apr 2019 to Fri 3rd May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace for four huge nights.

    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Data Science Summit
    Date Tue 30th Apr 2019 to Fri 3rd May 2019
    People have reached a critical mass with data, where information is coming from seemingly endless sources and in a variety of forms. Your ability to master the complexity, accuracy and scope of information will determine the potential of your organisation’s data function in this pivotal environment. The challenges of data science may appear unconquerable, but the opportunities you have to unlock value and boost the bottom-line are unparalleled.

    With the right skills, strategy and support, you’ll be able to optimise your data streams and delve deep to uncover estimable insights. Hear from a cross-section of private enterprise organisations, universities and government agencies who will forecast trends and explore the essential skills needed to ignite the tremendous value of data science within your organisation.
    Lei Day Charity Ball
    Date Wed 1st May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      For the first time in Australia, Lei Day will be honoured as an annual Charity Ball commencing in 2018 and will be held in Lavendar Bay overlooking the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

      The inaugural event will be Hosted by Multi-Lingual MC Suli Layt and Co-Hosted by Miss Hawai'i USA Julianne Chu. This day on May 1 will be dedicated to all cultures and communities across Australia to unite as one, share with each others cultural Lei (flower necklace) and to embrace the true meaning behind the Lei which symbolises Aloha or Love towards one another without end.
    The Australian Ballet presents The Happy Prince
    Date Wed 1st May 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
    Oscar Wilde’s lyrical story of a statue who gives his all to help humanity is full of poetic beauty, heartbreak, sly humour and sharp social commentary. In 2019, Graeme Murphy, who created The Australian Ballet’s acclaimed modern interpretations of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker, turns his flair for transformative storytelling to Wilde’s moving tale.

    The possibilities for dance in Wilde’s characters – the golden Prince, his loyal friend the Swallow, the seductive Reed, the pitiful Match Girl – will be fabulously realised in Murphy’s distinctive choreographic style.

    This all-Australian world premiere will feature a specially commissioned score from the renowned composer Christopher Gordon, who composed the scores for the films Mao’s Last Dancer, Ladies in Black and Master and Commander, alongside the work of award-winning artist and director Kim Carpenter, who adapted the story and created the colourful design for the ballet.

    Playful and poignant, The Happy Prince will capture children’s imagination with its vivid spectacle and adults’ attention with its timely message: a kind heart shines brighter than gold.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Sydney
    Date Thu 2nd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The world's most prestigious mountain film festival is coming back. The 2018 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

      The tour is hot on the heels of the largest – and one of the most prestigious – mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

      This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. Sure to enthral, it showcases a selection of films packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenalin-inducing action sequences.

      Audiences will experience incredible highs and agonising lows through the lenses of some of the most accomplished climbers, paddlers, skiers, snowboarders, mountaineers, mountain bikers, explorers and adventure filmmakers alive today.

      Presented by World Expeditions, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be screening for a limited time only.
    National Diesel Dirt and Turf Expo
    Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    An exposition and demonstration of the latest technology for the earthmoving, construction, public space, local government, infrastructure and construction contractors.

    As well as showing the latest technology in equipment and machinery, the Expo features representatives from construction services, infrastructure remediation, financial services and many other services associated with the earthmoving industry.

    Designed as a family friendly event, attractions for the whole family include competitions, demonstrations, children's rights, amusements and a wide selection of food.
    Film Screening and Q and A – Blue
    Date Fri 3rd May 2019
    Blue is the story your generation need to hear. The industrialisation that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered.

    Blue is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice. Our ocean has been the guardian of life on earth. Now it is your turn to be guardians for the ocean.
    Camden Art Prize
    Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Fri 10th May 2019
    The Camden Art Prize is held annually to promote the visual arts within the local government area of Camden and district, and to broaden and stimulate community perception of art with particular reference to Australian works.

    Exhibition dates and times;

    Friday 3 May - official opening 8pm doors open 7.30pm.
    Saturday 4 May – 10am to 6pm.
    Sunday 5 May - 10am to 5pm.
    Monday 6 May – 12.30pm to 5pm.
    Tuesday 7 May - 12.30pm to 5pm.
    Wednesday 8 May - 12.30pm to 5pm.
    Thursday 9 May - 12.30pm to 6pm.
    Friday 10 May - 12.30pm to 4pm.
    Sutherland Shire Relay for Life
    Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Sutherland Shire Relay For Life is an emotionally charged, 24 hour team fundraising event for all ages, with teams of 10 to 15 people challenging themselves to keep their baton moving in a relay style walk or run around the beautiful Don Lucas Reserve, Wanda Beach in Cronulla.

      The event promises to be a fun weekend with something for everyone—big stage, live music, great food, super rides and games for the kids. Additionally, Relay participants have the opportunity to camp on-site overnight and participate in moving moments like the candle lighting ceremony at dusk.

      Now in its 17th year, Sutherland Shire Relay For Life is one of the largest Relays in NSW. It is a great opportunity to meet Shire locals, spend time with family and friends, and raise awareness and much-needed funds for Cancer Council NSW.
    Spartan Race Sydney
    Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    In May next year Spartan Australia is coming back to where it all began! The world’s best obstacle race will be returning once more to its home in Picton. Epic hills, a course deemed the best 2018 international Spartan Race, and all their signature obstacles (with a few surprises) will make Spartan Sydney the biggest and most exciting Spartan event yet!

    Spartan is all about getting off the fence and committing to a real challenge. No one ever got fit or had an epic weekend lying on the couch. So, commit to Spartan Sydney and get ready to run through mud, swim through dams, and conquer obstacles such as the Olympus, the Spear Throw, the Hercules Hoist, the Rings and many more!

    Think you’re not fit enough? Think again! Spartan Sydney’s got a race and a challenge for all fitness levels – from beginner to elite! If you’re just starting out, try the five kilometre Sprint, and if you’re a regular, step it up a notch and conquer the 21 kilometre Beast!

    Get your team together, register today and they’ll see you on the start line!
    Convict 100
    Date Sat 4th May 2019
    Back for its 15th year the Convict 100 is one of Australia's most challenging MTB marathon races following the historic Convict Trail through the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. The course features a mix of fast fire trail, technical rock gardens, spectacular ridgeline views, rocky descents and the infamous kayak bridge. With a 100 kilometre, 68 kilometre and 44 kilometre distance on offer there is a distance to suit all skill and fitness levels.
    Convict 100 MTB Race
    Date Sat 4th May 2019
    Back for its 15th year the Convict 100 is one of Australia's most challenging MTB marathon races following the historic Convict Trail through the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. The course features a mix of fast fire trail, technical rock gardens, spectacular ridgeline views, rocky descents and the infamous kayak bridge. With a 100km, 68km and 44km distance on offer there is a distance to suit all skill and fitness levels.
    Joel Creasey – Drink. Slay. Repeat. – Sydney Comedy Festival
    Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
    Joel Creasey has had a huge 2018. He has hosted Eurovision, Mardi Gras on SBS and 'Take Me Out' on Channel 7. You may have also watched his 'Famewhore' special on Network 10 and spotted him as a team captain on 'Show Me The Movie'. Have you seen his stand-up special on Netflix yet? Look, clearly he's pissed someone off over at Channel 9. He also bought a house and dates a supermodel. Slay!

    He's got it worked out, right? Oh you couldn't be more wrong. You know how behind every amazing Instagram photo you post are 100 that simply weren’t Insta-worthy? Well, behind every one of these sparkling achievements are the unfiltered, chaotic and hilarious stuff ups that plague Joel's daily life and have become a staple of his stand-up act.

    So strap in for a night of filthy, dishy and dirty stories from Australia's showbiz darling!

    Presented by Live Nation.
    Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival
    Date Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Hunters Hill Food and Wine Festival is held annually at Boronia Park Oval in Hunters Hill, just 15 minutes from the city centre of Sydney. The first festival was in the year 2000, and has been growing in reputation and size each year since then.

      Many fine wineries and excellent restaurants take part, as well as gourmet produce suppliers, espresso coffee and gelato vendors. Great live music adds to the atmosphere.
    Meatstock Festival
    Date Sun 5th May 2019 to Mon 6th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Meat lovers will have plenty to sink their teeth into with the Meatstock Festival held at the Sydney Showgrounds.

      The two-day meat filled extravaganza will feature bands, barbecues, beards, butchers, bourbon, barbers, beer and much more. Meat mad couples are not the only ones set to experience serious flavour hits across the board, as every purchase of an adult ticket comes with the option of a free children's ticket.

      Also unique to the festival are the Cutthroat Barber Wars, which will take place against a back drop of live blues bands including The Beards, The Snowdroppers and Henry Wagons. The big drawcard of the contest schedule, however, is the A&E Sydney Barbecue Wars, in which 40 teams from across the country will battle it for AUD8,000 in cash and prizes.
    Head On Photo Festival
    Date Sun 5th May 2019 to Mon 20th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The Head On Photo Festival and Head On Awards (Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Student photographic prizes) will be based at Paddington this year.

      Head On Foundation (established 2008) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the work of photographers at all stages of career, encouraging excellence and innovation, making photography accessible to all and raising awareness of important issues through photography.
    The Global Table
    Date Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Take your taste buds on a round-the-world trip.

      Join them for a celebration of cultural diversity through the two global languages - music and food. Eat and drink with friends at the 35 metre long Global ‘communing dining’ Table running between the food stalls under the umbrellas on Oxford Street Mall.

      Global Table is a cultural extravaganza of food, music, dancing and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy the cooking aromas, the exotic sight of dancers from around the world, and the sound of happy children with painted faces.

      This year ‘free’ kids activities will include turban head wrapping, face painting, jumping castle, craft activities and chess.

      Sponsored by Eastgate Shopping Centre.
    illuminARTe Wollondilly Festival
    Date Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      IlluminARTe Wollondilly is a creative arts festival held in the quaint town on Picton. With something for all ages, spectators can expect a remarkable cultural experience combined with breathtaking performing arts, local music, market stalls and food vendors.

      As night falls, the free family event encourages visitors, locals, friends and families to stroll through the picturesque town of Picton taking in the enchanted ambiance as an amazing range of local artworks are projected onto landmark buildings to illuminate the historic town.

      In the days leading up to the event, local artists hold a three day Art Exhibition in the Picton Shire Hall which showcases the rich talent of the area. As the town is glowing in illuminations, children and adults proudly march in the Lantern Parade with paper lanterns they have made in workshops captivating the audience with their creations.

      The finale is a fireworks spectacular over the historic town capping off a night of colour, light and creativity. 110 market stalls include locally made arts and craft, designer fashion and accessories, packaged gourmet foods and wine, while take-away food vendors focus on traditional street food freshly prepared on site.
    Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Australian World Orchestra
    Date Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Each year Australia's finest musicians from the world's greatest orchestras come together for a concert series with their colleagues from Australia and all over the world.

      They are proud to bring the legendary Italian conductor Maestro Riccardo Muti of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and formerly La Scala in Milan to lead the orchestra for three exhilarating Australian concerts. This is the first time Maestro Muti has conducted an Australian orchestra and only his second visit to Australia.

      The award-winning Australian World Orchestra has attracted some of the world's most high profile conductors and has been described as an International treasure – Sir Simon Rattle (London Symphony Orchestra) and one of the top 10 orchestras in the world Maestro Zubin Mehta (Israel Philharmonic Orchestra).

      If you plan to see just one classical music concert this year then be sure not to miss the thrilling sounds of 86 of Australia's finest musicians on Sydney's most iconic stage: the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House. A thrilling programme of Brahms Second Symphony, Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony, and a Verdi surprise!
    Honour Heroes Relay Walk
    Date Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The Relay Walk is to honour the bravery and sacrifice of the 42 Aussie Soldiers who gave their lives for the nation in service in Afghanistan. They will always be remembered.

      The Relay Walk comprises of fourteen circuits within Parramatta Park, each circuit being three kilometres long – a total of 42 kilometres over the day walked by your team.

      A team can be between two and 14 people.

      A full day’s entertainment and activities will be provided whilst team members each complete their leg of the Relay. There will be food stalls, information booths, children’s activities, live music and a family fun day in the Park.

      All monies raised will go directly to the 'Veterans Benevolent Fund', saving lives and supporting Vets in need.

    Sydney 10
    Date Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The Sydney 10 is a 10 kilometre, five kilometre and 2.5 kilometre recreational running event held on a flat course around the iconic Sydney Olympic Park.

      The course this year as fast and as flat as ever – perfect to achieve that Personal Best! So whether you’re looking for an elusive sub 40, have been progressing toward that sub 50, or new to the distance and striving for an hour, the Sydney 10 will be the race for you.

      What better than to cross the line at the iconic Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre, see your time on the scoreboard and hear the ringing of the RunNSW 'Personal Best' Bell, now an essential part of the Sydney 10 finish line celebrations.

      Also for 2018 all 10 kilometre finishers will receive a truly unique medal, with the opportunity to have it engraved and personalised for you at the end of the race.
    NSW Swifts v Adelaide Thunderbirds
    Date Sun 5th May 2019
    Having done the double over the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2017 and 2018, the NSW Swifts will be bracing themselves for a fired-up South Australian side in their first Suncorp Super Netball home game of the year. Two of the oldest and most successful teams in Australian netball, this is a clash that promises to deliver.

    It’s time for the Swifts Family to come together and welcome the Swifts back to the Quaycentre in 2019.
    Paws in the Park
    Date Sun 5th May 2019
    The next Paws in the Park will be held on Sunday 5 May 2019 at the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park.

    More information to come soon.
    Taste Orange @ Watsons Bay
    Date Mon 6th May 2019
    Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is partnering with Brand Orange to bring the country to the coast.

    With a line up of month long activities including wine master classes and a special Orange wine list in venue, the partnership will culminate in Robertson Park for the annual Taste Orange Food and Wine Festival. The partnership runs throughout the month of May, in celebration of ‘Aussie Wine Month’.

    Taste Orange Food and Wine Festival.

    Sydneysiders and visiting travellers are welcomed to attend the festival and immerse themselves in some of the finest produce from one of Australia’s most prominent cool climate wine regions, Orange, all while overlooking Sydney Harbour.

    A variety of Orange wineries are involved in the Festival, showcasing some of their proudest drops, and Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel will offer mouth-watering dishes to accompany from multiple food stalls in the park. Visitors will have the chance to sample the dynamic flavours of Orange and purchase their favourites direct from the suppliers, while being in the heart of Watsons Bay.
    Crown Group Australian Badminton Open
    Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The Crown Group Australian Badminton Open is an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament, awarding USD150,000 in prize money.

      Top players from around the globe will meet in Sydney to compete for the Australian Open titles and gain valuable ranking points to qualify for the finale, the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals which carries a USD1.5 million prize.

      The HSBC BWF World Tour circuit will be attracting the world's top-ranked players in singles (mens and womens) and doubles (mens, womens and mixed).

      This is the time to grab your tickets and watch live action as the competition unfolds for local and international competitors.

    Post Malone Australian Tour
    Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Thu 9th May 2019
    History-making, multi-platinum megastar Post Malone is gearing up to give Australian audiences the time of their lives when they get the chance to catch him live on stage in April and May next year. Last performing down under in January as part of FOMO Festival 2018, he will return in 2019 with a mammoth 10-date arena spectacle off the back of his latest album Beerbongs and Bentleys.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Darlington
    Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
    The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Sydney Seymour Centre for five massive nights.

    The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details, visit Banff Mountain Film Festival website.
    Jane Goodall: Rewind the Future
    Date Wed 8th May 2019
    Once more gracing these shores is the iconic, inspirational and inimitable Dr Jane Goodall for her Australian tour, Rewind the Future, in May 2019.

    The similarities between animals and humans might seem obvious now (see: any major political race or the state of reality television), but this was not always the case. Dr Jane Goodall uncovered the complexity of social and familial life within groups of wild chimpanzees, highlighting the connection between humans and our closest living relatives.

    Through her groundbreaking work in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park, Dr Goodall redefined how scientists interact with the wild, contributing to one of the greatest studies of primates the world has ever seen. She has lamented that Tarzan married the wrong Jane.

    Dr Goodall’s quest for animal welfare and conservation is as relevant now as it ever has been. With the shifts in global climate displacing not only chimpanzees but thousands of other species (including humans), her message of compassion and environmental responsibility is incredibly pertinent for 2019 and beyond.

    Join Think Inc. and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia in celebrating the amazing life of one of the greatest scientific figures of the time. #ThinkGoodall
    Human Nature 'Little More Love: A 30-Year Celebration' Tour
    Date Fri 10th May 2019
    Australia's most-popular vocal group, Human Nature, are making a triumphant return home in 2019.

    They will embark on a dazzling national tour that will form a celebration for their loyal fans on the eve of the group's amazing 30 years of making music together.

    Fresh from their smash hit Las Vegas headlining residency - where they have performed in excess of a staggering 1770 shows - Human Nature's Toby Allen, Phil Burton, and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney, will perform a collection of their iconic back catalogue together with instant-hits from their new album, Romance Of The Jukebox.

    Human Nature's "Little More Love" tour will be their biggest live show ever produced. Kicking off on the Gold Coast on 26 April 2019, taking in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle and concluding in Sydney on Friday 10 May.
    American Psycho - The Musical
    Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Fri 14th Jun 2019
    Based on the novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, which also inspired the 2000 film starring Christian Bale, this bold new musical will have its Australian Premiere at the Hayes Theatre Co from May 2019.

    American Psycho - The Musical tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young, handsome and wealthy investment banker living in the epicentre of excess, Manhattan, NYC, during the Wall Street boom of the late 1980s. With impeccable taste and unquenchable desires, Patrick, your unreliable narrator, and his elite group of friends spend their days in designer labels in chic restaurants and exclusive clubs. But at night, Patrick takes part in a darker indulgence, and his glamorous facade of sanity starts to slip.

    With a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale) and music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and featuring classic 80s hits from Phil Collins, Tears for Fears, New Order and Huey Lewis and the News, American Psycho - The Musical is a pitch black comedy about what it means to be alive in the world you live in.
    Amy Shark Headline Show
    Date Fri 10th May 2019
    Australia's award-winning indie pop artist Amy Shark will be playing two of her biggest shows to date in Sydney and Melbourne next May! She will be performing tracks from her critically-acclaimed debut album Love Monster.

    Amy will be joined by Melbourne rock band Slowly Slowly and the up-and-coming teenage Sydney four-piece Erthlings. The shows will definitely be a showcase of rising Australian talent alongside a standout artist whose dominating presence shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

    Presented by Live Nation.

    Grab your tickets now!
    Catch a Rising Comic Late Show - Starring Joe White
    Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
    BonkerZ Comedy Club presents Catch A Rising Comic! Over the last 12 years, BonkerZ and Comedy Court, have introduced some of the countries funniest up and comers in the comedy scene. In 2019, they introduced monthly Rising Star Late Shows. These late night shows will feature some of the hottest Solo Artist or sometimes, groups of up and comers to the comedy scene. Freaky funny and wild. Hold on tight people. Join a different featured Artist or Artists, each month, for a late night of "What the heck was that?" Located inside Australia's coolest and funniest Comedy Club (BonkerZ).

    BonkerZ Catch A Rising Star Late Show. See them while they're Fresh, Funny and still Affordable.

    This Months featured Rising Star: Joe White. All the way from Ethiopia, Joe White has Headlined in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide and now Brisbane. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Australia, Joe White is now 30 and has matured like a good red. With Sold out shows including his "Ethiopian and Not Hungry" Tour which attracted hundreds of people.
    10 Comics for 15 Bucks
    Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 10th Aug 2019
    BonkerZ presents 10 Comics for 15 Bucks. "Priceless Laughs, For Less Price!" Celebrating over 12 years of supplying the country with funny people. Join a wild bunch of 10 funny people from around the globe, for 75 minutes of non-stop laughs, for a price that won't send you to the poor house. Two Shows 7pm and 8.45pm. That's right, 10 Comics for 15 Bucks * (Door prices slightly higher). All advance seats are only AUD15 Bucks.

    What's that? You want to be placed in the Non-Pick on Section plus a drink of your choice to go with that and discount city parking at Centro Cinema Parking on Kent Street? Just add another 10 Bucks. What?, You want Dinner, Drink, Show and discount city parking in the VIP Non pick on section? How about 50 Bucks for everything! Total! Wow!
    Mother's Day Dinner Cruise with Vagabond Cruises
    Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      This is great way to treat your mum on Mother's Day with beautiful food, stunning views and quality time with your loved ones on the most beautiful harbour in the world.

      Come on board for three delightful hours with a delicious Seafood and Carvery dinner, tempting desserts, tea and coffee and live music from proclaimed jazz artists.

      Mum will also be presented with a beautiful Chrysanthemum and a complimentary glass of champagne.

      A beautiful hamper will also be given away to one lucky mum!

      Three hours of cruising on stunning Sydney Harbour from 6:30-9:30pm. Glass of Champagne for every mum. Delicious Seafood and Carvery buffet. Delicious cakes and fresh fruits.

      Freshly percolated coffee and tea. Live music on board. Lucky door prize! Beautiful hamper for a lucky Mum. Photographer on board. Spacious indoor / outdoor decks. Fully Licensed Bar or packages available.
    Hunters Hill Art Exhibition
    Date Sat 11th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Discover a world of Australian art at the Hunters Hill Art Exhibition. From ten days in May 350 original art works will be on display in historic and beautiful Hunters Hill.

      Discover a unique art work for your home or office at the Hunters Hill Art Exhibition.

      From amazing landscapes to richly textured abstracts and much more this Exhibition is a great opportunity to bring to life your wall space. With over 350 original Australian art works on display at this diverse group Exhibition there is something for you.

      Discover the Festival of Art Weekend, pop up bar, pop up galleries, live art work creation, music, food, tours and more to be announced.

    Buddha's Birthday Multicultural Festival: Darling Harbour
    Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Every year when Buddha’s Birthday approaches a special event is held in celebration at Darling Harbour. Organised by FGS Nan Tien Temple, its various FGS branches in Sydney and the Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA) Sydney. Thanks to greater public interest and the increasing support of members, devotees and the Darling Harbour Authority, the festival is now a two-day event.

      The celebration includes an International Vegetarian Food Fair which unites culinary delights from China, Japan, Vietnam, Korea, India, Malaysia and other nations. Visitors can also enjoy traditional and modern music, as well as dance performances from China, India, Sri Lanka, Japan, Vietnam, Australia and other cultures.
    Sydney Harbour Mothers Day Cruise
    Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Spoil mum this Mothers Day on board the luxurious MV Eclipse!
      Enjoy a leisurely cruise around the harbour, live entertainment, gourmet lunch and high tea, and wine tasting with leading wine educator.

      Premium wine, beer and soft drinks included.

      And of course Chrysanthemum's for Mum!

    Mothers Day High Tea at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
    Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Mon 13th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Spoil your mum with sweet love at this specially designed high tea, which was created by Executive Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou. You’ll delight in deliciously creative treats including Anna’s Mum’s Spanakopita, ’Gateux Opera’, Strawberry Tarts and everyone’s favourite, the buttermilk scone!

      The offer includes a glass of sparkling wine. Seatings are available at 11.30am, 3.30pm and 5pm.
    Mother's Day Lunch Cruise with Vagabond Cruises
    Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      This is great way to treat your mum on Mother's Day with beautiful food, stunning views and quality time with your loved ones on the most beautiful harbour in the world.

      Come on board for three delightful hours with a delicious Seafood and Carvery lunch, tempting desserts, tea and coffee and live music from proclaimed jazz artists.

      Mum will also be presented with a beautiful Chrysanthemum and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

      A beautiful hamper will also be given away to one lucky mum.

      Three hours of cruising on stunning Sydney Harbour. Glass of sparkling wine for every Mum. Delicious Seafood and Carvery buffet. Delicious cakes and fresh fruits. Freshly percolated coffee and tea.

      Live music on board. Lucky door prize. Beautiful hamper for a lucky mum. Photographer on board. Spacious indoor / outdoor decks. Fully Licensed Bar or packages available.
    Mothers Day at Belgenny Farm
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
    Looking for something unique to do this Mother's Day? Why not treat your Mum to a day of entertainment and enjoyment in the unique rural setting of Belgenny Farm.

    You can wander the picturesque grounds in the fresh air while enjoying a meal from one of the many fresh country style food stalls, including corn on the cob, bacon and egg muffin, hot chips, chocolate stall, café van, snow cones and fairy floss.
    Mother's Day Cruises on Sydney Harbour
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
    The annual Mother’s Day challenge - where to spend it. At Nan's, Grandma's or Mum's place or in traffic going from one place to the next? Spoil all the mums in your life on board their special Mother’s Day cruises. They’ll even do the washing up.

    High Tea - sweet and savoury High Tea selection with a glass of sparkling wine.

    Seafood Buffet Lunch - delicious buffet featuring chilled oysters, ocean prawns, mussels, smoked salmon, succulent fish, plus a full range of non-seafood and vegetarian dishes, dessert and cheeses.

    Long Lunch - superb three-course a la carte dining on MV Sydney 2000 on an approximately three and a half hour cruise.

    Dinner - premium dining aboard MV Sydney 2000, choose from Sunset or Captain dinner.
    Mother's Day Luncheon - Doltone House Darling Island
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Treat your Mum this mother’s day to a delightful luncheon on Sydney Harbour at Doltone House Darling Island. Enjoy a cocktail on arrival, four course menu and generous beverage inclusions. Plus, there will be entertainment for the kids.
    Mother's Day Luncheon - Doltone House Sylvania Waters
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Delight your Mum this Mother’s Day.

      Show your appreciation this Mother’s day by delighting her with a luncheon at Doltone House Sylvania Waters. Enjoy a cocktail on arrival, four course menu and generous beverage inclusions. Also there will be entertainment for the kids.
    Mother's Day Lunch at Altitude
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Enjoy the glistening views of Sydney’s exquisite harbour and treat your mum to a sumptuous, handcrafted three-course menu, high in the sky at Altitude this Mother’s Day. Chef de Cuisine Riccardo Dias Ferreira has worked hand in hand with Australian growers to bring you a decadent menu centred on the seasonality of the finest local produce. To further impress, you can even go that extra mile by letting Executive Sommelier John MacKinnon complement each dish with an expertly paired wine.

      Lunch will take place at Altitude from 12noon - 2.30pm.

      The offer includes a complimentary glass of bubbles for mum on arrival.

      Matching wines can be enjoyed at an additional price per person.
    Mothers Day Lunch at Café Mix
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      They invite you to spoil your mum this Mother’s Day with a bountiful seafood buffet centred on the freshest local produce at Café Mix. Let their chefs take care of all the details so your Mum can truly relax and enjoy Sydney’s best buffet.

      Lunch at Café Mix will take place from 12noon - 2.30pm.

      The offer includes a complimentary glass of Chandon for mum on arrival.
    Mother's Day Classic
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
    The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is an annual fun run and walk raising funds and awareness for breast cancer research. Their aim is to deliver a fun, healthy and inspirational event that brings the community together on Mother’s Day to support and remember those touched by breast cancer.
    Mother’s Day Celebration
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Treat Mum to a sparkling Mother’s Day High Tea at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

      This year, be the first to experience Sofitel Sydney Wentworth’s renowned Archibald High Tea as Chef and the talented pastry team launch their latest creation this Mother’s Day.

      Price includes glass of French Sparkling Wine on arrival.

      The first 40 guests to book receive a complimentary ticket to the Archibald Exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW.
    Mothers Day at Bungalow 8
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      This Mother’s Day, treat Mum to a beautiful lunch with waterfront views at Bungalow 8.

      All Mums will receive a complimentary glass of Chandon Rose with any booking and a special Mother’s Day menu will be available.

      Keep the kids entertained in the Kids Corner with giant Jenga, lawn ten pin, graffiti wall and more.

      Bookings essential.
    Mothers Day Champagne Lunch
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Treat Mum to a special Mother’s Day Champagne Lunch at The Loft.

      Enjoy the special menu, waterfront views and a complimentary glass of Moët Rosé on arrival.

      Bookings essential.
    Mother's Day High Tea
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Celebrate Mother’s Day at Q Station!

      Join them for High Tea in the beautiful Governor Bourke Ballroom and enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival, continuous tea and coffee, along with a range of delicious savoury and sweet treats. Additional beverages will be available for purchase.

      Prepaid bookings are essential. Contact them to reserve your place!

      Interested to stay overnight at Q Station? Quote “Mothers Day” when booking directly and receive discounted rates on accommodation for the month of May.
    Mother's Day Sunday Long Lunch
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Visit the Boilerhouse Restaurant and Bar on May 13 to spoil mum with three courses of share plates and glass of sparkling wine while overlooking Sydney Harbour!

      Sunday Long Lunch is on every week from 12pm to 3pm at the Boilerhouse. Guests can enjoy a three course shared meal featuring favourites from the a la carte menu. On Mother’s Day, each guest will receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine with their Sunday Long Lunch! Soft drinks are available for guests under 18 years.

      Bookings are essential, contactthem to reserve your table.

      MENU:
      Grilled persimmon tartlet / buffalo curd / leek ash [V].
      Cobia sashimi / apple / horseradish / sake [DF GF].
      Crystal bay king prawns / XO [DF].
      Riverine hanger steak / oyster mushroom / miso / smoked bone marrow.
      Roasted cauliflower / fish sauce / mint [DF GF].
      Chocolate parfait / peanut / raspberry / salted caramel [V GF].
    Mother's Day at Four Frogs Circular Quay
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Special Crêpe and Champagne offer for Mother's day available at Four Frogs:
      Special Crêpe: Homemade poached pear, raspberry coulis, whipped cream, grilled almonds and vanilla ice cream.
      Glass of Mumm Champagne with any crêpe or galette, all day.
    Mother's Day at Four Frogs Mosman
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Special Crêpe and Champagne offer for Mother's day available at Four Frogs:
      Special Crêpe: Homemade poached pear, raspberry coulis, whipped cream, grilled almonds and vanilla ice cream.
      Glass of Mumm Champagne with any crêpe or galette, all day.
    NSW Swifts v West Coast Fever
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
    The NSW Swifts have a point to prove when West Coast Fever return to Sydney in 2019 for Round Three of Suncorp Super Netball. When they last met at the Quaycentre the NSW side posted the highest score ever recorded by a losing team – 68 goals – so there’ll be no shortage of motivation to set the record straight.

    This matchup will have you on the edge of your seat so get your Red on and get set for a Sunday showdown between the East and West.
    Giants Netball v Collingwood Magpies
    Date Sun 12th May 2019
    Experience the world’s best netball league Live in Sydney when Giants host Magpies!

    Giants Netball will look to continue their dominance over the Collingwood Magpies when they meet for this Round Three clash in Giants territory.

    The Giants will come out firing, aiming for prime position on the ladder early in the season.

    Make sure you are there to welcome the Giants back to Quaycentre in 2019!
    Pint of Science Festival: Sydney - Newtown
    Date Mon 13th May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Pint of Science is brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you.

      You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science, and have a pint with them.

      The festival started in the UK and runs every May in nearly 300 cities across 21 different countries - Australians will be the first in the world to raise their glass to science! This year Pint of Science Australia will run 88 events across 16 cities.
    Pint of Science Festival: Sydney - Darlington
    Date Mon 13th May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Pint of Science is brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you.

      You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science, and have a pint with them.

      The festival started in the UK and runs every May in nearly 300 cities across 21 different countries - Australians will be the first in the world to raise their glass to science! This year Pint of Science Australia will run 88 events across 16 cities.
    Pint of Science Festival: Sydney - Forest Lodge
    Date Mon 13th May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Pint of Science is brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you.

      You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science, and have a pint with them.

      The festival started in the UK and runs every May in nearly 300 cities across 21 different countries - Australians will be the first in the world to raise their glass to science! This year Pint of Science Australia will run 88 events across 16 cities.
    Pint of Science Festival: Sydney - Pyrmont
    Date Mon 13th May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Pint of Science is brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you.

      You don't need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science, and have a pint with them.

      The festival started in the UK and runs every May in nearly 300 cities across 21 different countries - Australians will be the first in the world to raise their glass to science! This year Pint of Science Australia will run 88 events across 16 cities.
    CeBIT Australia
    Date Tue 14th May 2019 to Thu 16th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      CeBIT Australia is celebrating its 17th year in 2018 and has truly cemented its position as the leading B2B technology forum for the region, attracting over 15,000 technology professionals from enterprise, Government, SMEs and start-ups.

      CeBIT 2018 will be more compelling than ever before, featuring: a large-scale exhibition with over 300 companies displaying the latest innovative business technology; in-depth conferences to learn and expand your opportunities in this fast paced and exciting industry; international keynote speakers never heard before in Australia; amazing content sessions covering topics from Big Data, Cyber Security, Cloud, eGovernment, IoT, FinTech, A.I., Innovation, Start-up and more; a dedicated start-up zone and technology features and networking events.

      Register now to attend the leading business technology event you don’t want to miss. The NSW Government is the Official Partner of CeBIT Australia and the City of Sydney is a Supporting Partner amongst other organisations.
    National Manufacturing Week
    Date Tue 14th May 2019 to Fri 17th May 2019
    National Manufacturing Week is Australia’s largest gathering of manufacturing decision-makers under one roof. It is the one place for the manufacturing community to come together to be inspired, innovate and connect with one another over three days.

    Delegates will also have the opportunity to hear from world-class speakers in the conference theatre, featuring presentations from experts in the manufacturing space.

    Co-located with Safety First Conference and Expo and Inside 3D Printing, this free-to-attend expo and conference will run in May at Sydney Showground.
    Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Randwick
    Date Tue 14th May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
    The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

    The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

    More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

    This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

    Presented by World Expeditions.

    For more details visit the website.
    Australian Racing Hall of Fame Race Day
    Date Wed 15th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Head to the track to celebrate Australian Racing Hall of Fame Race Day at Rosehill Gardens.

      The day honours industry greats who are being inducted and nominated into Australia's Racing Hall of Fame. Book a seat in the Winning Post restaurant where they will celebrate the Champions of racing.

      Racegoers will be able to enjoy the pristine lawns, Rosehill Garden’s newly refurbished facilities and impeccably prepared cuisine from the award winning culinary team.

      All guests at ATC venues will enjoy reduced prices on all retail food and beverages offered on race day.
    Orchids Out West
    Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Orchids Out West comprises beautiful displays put on by the local orchid societies such as Blacktown City, Blue Mountains and Penrith District and Hawkesbury District Orchid Societies. There are lots of orchids for sale from vendors from around Australia.

      The fair has a great selection of plants to be purchased to enhance your orchid collection, and always something new.

      Every year the displays improve in quality and are always very colourful thanks to the wonderful collection of orchids of all generas such as cattleyas, paphiopedilums and cymbidiums, just to name a few.

      It is worth the drive to the beautiful Hawkesbury district and then maybe further up into the Blue Mountains. Make it a great day out and smell the flowers!

      Plenty of free parking with Clarendon Railway Station nearby. Barbecue and light refreshments available.

    Art In Action
    Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    A long weekend of workshops for all artists - Beginner, Intermediate to Advanced.

    Art In Action is three days of Interactive Workshops with talented Tutors from throughout Australia and New Zealand.

    Tutors are proficient in a wide range of mediums, techniques and styles including watercolour, pastel, acyclic, oil painting and mixed media.

    All workshops will be held at the Merroo Conference Centre and accommodation is available on site, including all meals from supper Friday night to lunch on Sunday, with morning and afternoon teas.



    The Art in Action event provides a great opportunity for local artists to not only learn new techniques and styles from accomplished tutors, but also allows the local art community to come together and celebrate their artistic interests.

    The early bird accommodation and complete Art In Action workshop program booking form will be online soon!

    St Ives Show
    Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The St Ives Show showcases the best in arts, crafts, horses, apiculture, aviculture (birds), cooking and baking, photography competitions and more.



      There will be plenty of food and refreshments and places to sit and have a picnic.

      Check the website updates as more attractions are confirmed.

    Hobby and Motor Show
    Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    Come and visit the beautiful Hawkesbury and Historic Windsor district, then travel up Putty Road and visit their Hobby and Motor Show.

    The Sunday coincides with National Motoring Heritage Day.

    The Hobby Show will feature many exhibits, some of which include Classic and Vintage Vehicles, Antique Tools and Machinery, Architectural and Military Miniatures, Local Artists, Candle and Soap Making, Crafts, Family History, Jewellery Making, Lego Display, Metal Art, Militaria, Plants, Retro Kitchenalia, Rocker Cover Races, Stamps and Coins, Vintage Toy Trucks, Woodworking.

    On Saturday morning at 9am the Tractor Trek will arrive, having travelled from Freemans Reach.

    Trophies will be awarded for the Show’n’Shine on Sunday at 2pm.

    Homemade cakes and slices and barbecue.
    Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition
    Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Sit where they sat and see Australia’s best and brightest designers on the runway exclusively at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition. Delve into the unseen, mingle with models, witness the buzz of backstage and see a runway show in the making.

      Explore new ideas and tap into endless inspiration through the Seminar Series. The most innovative thinkers will come together sparking your imagination and blowing your mind (they promise).This is your opportunity to hear from the game changers, the disruptors, the visionaries, the entrepreneurs and the fashion savvy. Speakers to be announced soon.

      Enjoy fashion experiences, unlock trade secrets, have a drink and a bite to eat with your fellow fashion crowd in the MBFWE Hub. They’ve enlisted top editors, style icons, illustrators, designers and beauty to host a schedule of events for the Style Session Series, so be sure to check what else is happening at Carriageworks before and after the show.

      The world’s most influential fashion media and retailers are headed to Sydney for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, and this is your chance to see the season’s trends, all at the home of MBFWA, Carriageworks.

      Tickets on sale now!
    Blacktown City Medieval Banquet
    Date Sat 18th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The inaugural medieval banquet will offer an authentic experience of medieval celebrations that took place either after an epic battle or to celebrate a wedding ceremony.

      You will dine on medieval food and drinks whist being entertained with various performances throughout the night.

      You must come dressed in theme and be prepared to join in with the various activities throughout the night.

      Recommended for people 12 years of age or older.
    NSW Swifts v Sunshine Coast Lightning
    Date Sat 18th May 2019
    There’s no better challenge than when the back-to-back Premiers roll into town and the NSW Swifts will be bracing themselves for a massive contest as the Sunshine Coast Lightning look to strike.

    The Swifts will be looking to make a statement against Suncorp Super Netball’s Premier side over the past two years, and Briony Akle’s troops can take heart from last year’s Round Seven win over the Queenslanders.



    This is netball. This is Suncorp Super Netball Live in Sydney!

    Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Greatest Hits Tour
    Date Sat 18th May 2019
    Queen is amongst the greatest rock bands of the twentieth century and Freddie Mercury is hailed by many as the most charismatic and flamboyant performer in contemporary rock.

    Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody, seen as the best Queen show in Australia if not The World, is bringing to Australia their new show, The Greatest Hits Tour.

    This show features Thomas Crane who is arguably the best Freddie Mercury in Australia in looks and sound and hailed by many critics as being as good vocally as Freddie, 87.

    Thomas with his hot band Bohemian Rhapsody bring back to life the visual excitement, sound and stage energy as witnessed at a Queen concert.

    Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody will perform all the great hits like We Will Rock You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, A Kind of Magic, I Want To Break Free, Another One Bites the Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody.
    Australian Heritage Festival: Sutherland Shire
    Date Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Sutherland Shire Citizens’ Heritage Festival 2018 Theme: 'My culture, my story'.

      You're invited to step back in time and tour some of the Sutherland Shire's most loved historic sites.

      The Sutherland Shire Heritage Festival began 35 years ago, three years after the National Trust launched its Heritage Festival in 1980.

      The National Trust suggests a theme each year which is reflected in each of the events. There are now 21 Shire organizations involved, covering the Sutherland Shire from Kurnell to Engadine. Members include: Allways Joinery, Ansto, Beekeepers, Botany Bay Family History Society, Botany Bay National Park, Calligraphy Southscribes, Continuum Art Society, Chatelaine Quilters, Engadine Library, Hazelhurst Art Gallery, Kurnell Village Fair, Papermakers, Port Hacking Potters, Royal National Park, Sutherland Library, Sutherland Medieval Regiment, Sutherland Shire Historical Society, Sutherland Shire Spinners and Weavers, the Tramway Museum, 2SSR, and Woronora Memorial Park.

      On 22nd April only, the beautifully restored vintage bus (part of Sydney Bus Museum collection at Leichhardt) will run six trips hourly, linking participating Heritage Festival venues in Sutherland area. Head to the Sutherland Shire and make a day of it.
    The Council of Motor Clubs Heritage Day
    Date Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Come and see Heritage Vehicles many makes and models from the last Century of motoring at the Museum of Fire Sunday, May 20.

      Visitors have free entry to the ground but normal admission prices apply to the Museum.

    Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon
    Date Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Australia’s largest and most iconic Half Marathon event presented by Qantas Assure. Runners of every calibre can tackle the prestigious race which takes runners around a picturesque 21.1 kilometre course with a backdrop of the Opera House, Botanic Gardens, Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Pyrmont Peninsula and Hyde Park.

      Along with the individual Half Marathon, the event provides participants with the option to share the experience by entering as a Relay Team, which for the first time will be an even split of two 10.5 kilometre legs. This year will also see the return of the 2.5 kilometre Elite Wheelchair Sprint.

      For those looking for training and guidance to achieve their half marathon goal, JORG will be providing participants with free and exclusive access to 10 weeks of training plans, sessions and tips commencing on March 12.

      Put your physical and mental limits to the test and register online today for The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon presented by Qantas Assure.
    Mela Melna Da
    Date Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      A ladies only event celebrating the Punjabi festive season of Sisterhood, presented by Star Event Productions and Milan Bizaar.

      There will be: Stalls, Food, Competitions including Miss/ Mrs and Little Miss Melan Punjaban 2018, Prizes, Entertaining performances, Photo booth and Open dance floor.
    Teddy Bears Picnic
    Date Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Come along for a teddy bears picnic and bear hunt through the gardens with your very own handmade teddy bear.

      Book into a workshop to make your own bear (including a voice box with your own recordable message).

      Join Moove 'n' Groove entertainment for a reading of 'We're going on a bear hunt' then head off on your own bear hunt in the gardens and join in the fun and games.

      Bring your picnic rug, grab something from the barbecue and relax and enjoy the fun!

    Australian Racing Hall of Fame Day
    Date Sun 19th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The Australian Turf Club invites you to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame Day at Rosehill Gardens.

      A day to celebrate the new and remember all those inducted into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame.

      A special day in the racing calendar to honour racing royalty, past and present.

      Featuring a nine race card and heritage display with memorabilia, trophies and silks associated with Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductees in the Palms Brasserie.

      ATC Members can enjoy a meet and greet Q and A session with Australian Racing Hall of Fame inductees Ron Quinton, Darren Beadman and Malcolm Johnston in the Palms Brasserie.

      Book now and save from door prices!
    A Little Lunch Music: Beethoven's Triple
    Date Thu 23rd May 2019
    Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

    Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists. Take your pick from one (or all!) of 12 events in 2019, and return to the rest of your day feeling uplifted and inspired.

    Explore Beethoven's Triple Concerto in this extraordinary arrangement for piano trio. Performed by pianist Kathryn Selby, violinist Andrew Haveron and cellist Timo-Veikko Valve.

    Feel free to bring your lunch into the auditorium. Their Lobby Bar is stocked with a range of light meal options or you can bring your own.
    Taste of Manly
    Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
    In the destination that just keeps delighting, they bring you the best of the best. From the latest, the greatest and the ‘so hot right now’ local restaurants, accompanied by Australia’s finest wine and beer producers.

    Set along the stunning surrounds of Manly’s iconic beach front, Taste of Manly offers a weekend of indulgence, an unmissable event for your social calendar.

    Held in the heart of Manly along the pedestrian Corso and picturesque Manly Beach, over 65,000 food and wine enthusiasts from across Sydney, Australia and the world flock to Manly beach over the weekend to experience this exciting Festival.

    Taste of Manly is an open event, running over two foodie filled days! Enjoy your pick of over 16 restaurant cuisines, discover mouth-watering experiences with over 15 wine and beer stalls, unwind to live music, browse the Sustainability hub and enjoy some of the many interactive attractions.

    If sipping wonderful wines and local beers in the sunshine, nibbling on delicious foods while listening to great music sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend, where better to do it than right next to one of Australia’s favourite beaches?
    Blacktown City Festival
    Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
    The Blacktown City Festival Week will be held in May at various locations and events around the Blacktown Local Government area.

    Opening the week will be the famous, Blacktown City Medieval Fayre at Nurragingy Reserve, where you will see the reserve transformed into a medieval extravaganza.

    The week with conclude with the Streets Alive and Parade Day in the Blacktown central business district on Saturday, June 1.

    The Blacktown City Festival is going to be a real blast. From Medieval Times to the present day, Blacktown will be in party mode throughout May.
    Sporting Chance Foundation Race Day
    Date Sat 25th May 2019
    The Australian Turf Club invites you to the track for a day of great racing at Royal Randwick.

    Racing brings friends, family and colleagues together for a thrilling experience.

    Witness the thundering hooves of magnificent thoroughbreds just metres away.

    Enjoy the pristine lawns, world-class grandstand and impeccably prepared cuisine from the Australian Turf Clubs' award winning culinary team.

    All guests at ATC venues will enjoy reduced prices on all retail food and beverages offered on race day.

    Blacktown Medieval Fayre
    Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
    Nurragingy Reserve will come alive in May over two spectacular days!

    Immerse yourself in medieval culture with the birds of prey show, medieval displays, combat artillery, handmade arts and crafts, free camel and pony rides and working blacksmith hut.

    The International Jousting Competition will once again be the highlight of the 2019 event with riders from around the world seeking to claim the prestigious title.

    Visitors will experience the excitement of living history at its best and all spectators are encouraged to come dressed in their favourite medieval attire and participate in the best dressed competition.
    MS 24-Hour Mega Swim Sydney
    Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
    The MS 24-Hour Mega Swim is a fun team relay event where teams have a swimmer in the water for the entire 24 hours and compete for laps swum and money raised, in support for people living with multiple sclerosis. It is one of Australia’s most popular and fastest-growing fundraising events, bringing communities together.

    People of all ages and abilities can take part in the MS 24-Hour Mega Swim with each team creating a roster to suit each swimmer. Some swim for 10 minutes, others for four hours! The MS 24-Hour Mega Swim is a competition with points awarded to each team; one point for every AUD10 raised (banked funds) and one point for every 500 metres swum.

    The MS 24-Hour Mega Swim began in 2001 at the Fitzroy Pool in Victoria and was devised by Carol Cooke AM who had a vision of bringing people together to raise funds for those living with multiple sclerosis. Funds raised from 24-Hour Mega Swim contribute to MS Go for Gold Scholarships, Financial Assistance Programs and providing services to directly benefit those living with multiple sclerosis.
    AnnanROMA Food, Beer and Wine Festival
    Date Sun 26th May 2019
    AnnanROMA is back again with all your favourite food, beer and wine vendors and some new ones. Mark this one on the calendar as they up the ante on this last year's event with VIP experiences, a cocktail bar and kids only zone in addition to the AnnanROMA you have grown to love.

    This community event showcases the best food from restaurants in the Macarthur region, as well as the freshest local produce available. Organisers work with many of the area’s expanding vineyards and breweries to showcase the best wines and beers from across Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly.

    The Macarthur region is one of the last remaining areas ‘food bowls’ close to the Sydney Central Business District – and the Gardens are proud to support the local industries that supply fresh produce to the Sydney market.

    Macarthur also has a burgeoning food scene with foods from a variety of cultures on offer.

    Time: 10am to 4pm

    Cost: Free entry
    Bradfield Bark - Family and Dog Event
    Date Sun 26th May 2019
    A pawfect day out for all dogs and a free event! Fetch your fur-friend and head to Bradfield Park for Bradfield Bark!

    To celebrate the canine community, Council will roll out the grass carpet, inviting all dogs and their families to join in the fun and games.

    The day’s program will be packed full of food, music, entertainment and activities for fur residents and their human companions to enjoy.

    All pets attending this event must be on-leash. A special off-leash area will be provided for pups to run-free!

    Bradfield Bark is proudly supporting Sydney Dogs and Cats Home as a charity partner for the event. Gold coin donations will be collected on the day.
    Lantern Making Workshop with Kassandra Bossell
    Date Sun 26th May 2019
    Create your own beautiful lantern using cane and paper in this full day workshop. It’s up to you what form you make. Be inspired by animals, sea creatures or even abstract shapes in this easy to learn, non-toxic process.

    Students will learn the simple techniques for making the lantern structure using bamboo and cane then cover the form with tissue paper. Leave your lantern white, or paint it with bright colours to create a coloured glow once lit up.

    Kassandra Bossell is an experienced artist, designer and prop-maker. Drawing inspiration from the hanging lanterns of northern Thailand, participants will be taught simple techniques using cane, wire and paper to construct a colourful creature ready to be lit.

    No experience required, and all speciality materials are included in the workshop fee. This full-day workshop is suitable for adults and high school students 15 years +.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Dogs in the Park Hawkesbury
    Date Sun 26th May 2019
    The event will be based on their drawcard attractions where locals can participate in all activities such as Dog Demonstrations. And Dog Competitions. Proposed activities for the event include dog sports demonstrations, best-dressed pet competitions, dog races competitions, dog trick contest and interactive stalls. The opportunity also exists to raise money for a dog-related charitable organisation such as Various Doggie Rescue.

    Also they will have grooming demonstrations on the day as well, plus heaps more happening on the day.

    Australasian Hospitality Industry Exhibition
    Date Wed 29th May 2019 to Fri 31st May 2019
    The Australasian Hospitality Industry Exhibition will showcase the latest innovations, products and services for every provider of hospitality services including hotels, motels, clubs, pubs, cafes, restaurants, hospitals, schools and more.

    This important trade only exhibition will attract thousands of Australian visitors together with international hospitality providers seeking to source leading products and services from around the world in a professional one-stop environment.
    Sweet Indulgence Dessert Festival in Blacktown
    Date Thu 30th May 2019
    Sugar lovers will flock to the Village Green in Blacktown on Thursday May 30 from 4pm-9pm, to satisfy their sweet-teeth with mouth watering creations from some of Sydney's best dessert vendors. Doughnut miss out!
    Annual Two Day Winter Wool Fair and Exhibition
    Date Fri 31st May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
    Sutherland Shire Spinners and Weavers Winter Wool Fair and Exhibition is an annual event showcasing their members work.

    Hand spun and hand dyed yarns; woven, knitted, felted and crochet garments and other items will all be for sale.

    Traders will be offering other yarns, spinning and weaving supplies, including spindles, and there are books for sale. Spinning and weaving demonstrations will be held regularly over the two days.

    Take a break for morning and afternoon tea of fresh scones and home made slices and cakes.

    Light lunches of freshly made sandwiches are available throughout the Winter Wool Fair. This part of the Fair is always very popular.

    This year all money from raffle tickets goes to the Amelie House Sutherland Shire Women’s Refuge.

    Culinary Carnivale
    Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
    Culinary Carnivale will offer a mouth-watering menu showcasing cuisines from Spain and Latin America, accompanied by Brazilian dancers, drummers, Mexican singers and a whole lot more in a friendly family atmosphere.

    There's free entertainment and free amusement rides, traditional and contemporary singing and dancing from across Latin America.

    The popular 10 metre long asado barbecue returns, as well as stalls offering South American sweets, Spanish seafood paella, empanadas, and freshly squeezed juices sweetened with sugar cane.

    Save the date to join this authentic food event and live "la buena vida" (the good life).
    Gabs Beer, Cider and Food Festival
    Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Created in 2011, the Gabs Beer, Cider and Food Festival is back and presented by Dan Murphys. This unique and fun festival experience celebrates the best breweries, cider producers and food purveyors from around Australasia.

      Featuring more than 600 beers and ciders, with more specially brewed Festival Beers and Ciders than ever before. And that is not all, GABS will also be featuring some of the best street food vendors from Sydney, Holy Moley Golf Club and Colonial Caddyshack, cheese sampling from the Milawa Cheese and Prosecco Bar and showcasing Irish distiller Jameson Caskmates program, where whisky is ages in bowed-seasoned barrels.

      Gabs has been described by influential US magazine The Beer Connoisseur as 'one of the best beer festivals in the world' and is the largest craft beer festival in Australasia. It is a must for all craft beer lovers and people just looking for a great time.

      Can't wait to see you there!
    Streets Alive and Parade Day
    Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
    The annual Blacktown City Festival Streets Alive and Parade Day is back with all of the original favourites and more.

    Featuring six entertainment precincts, a street parade, free amusement rides and market stalls. With plenty of attractions, this day will not leave anyone disappointed.

    This year there will be a range of exciting new additions. Come and grab a bite to eat in the Food Truck section on the Village Green.

    Commencing at 11am, a vibrant parade will travel through the streets in a spectacular display of colour and excitement with roving characters, floats and marching bands.
    Maximum Adventure Race Loftus
    Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
    Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of and adventure, the Maximum Adventure Race Series is designed to offer the perfect introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing.

    Designed for teams of two, the races are fun, fast and furious with teams having to change between three core disciplines several times during the event mountain biking, trail running and kayaking. These non-stop events will take between two to six hours to complete so there is never any time to get bored or tired—you will constantly be challenged throughout the race, physically and mentally!

    So, if you are new to the sport of adventure racing and are looking for an exciting challenge that lives up to your love of outdoors and action packed adventure, then the Maximum Adventure Race Series is a great way to experience what this exhilarating, growing sport is all about.
    Professional Bull Riders Sydney State of Origin
    Date Sat 1st Jun 2019 to Mon 1st Jul 2019
    It is the ultimate battle of State Pride as the very best cowboys from Queensland and new South Wales go head to head in the ultimate expression of state versus state, mate against mate in a bull riding showdown like no other. The PBR State of Origin will establish a new State order in rider and fan bragging rights for the Toughest State on Dirt.

    Don’t miss the PBR’s first ever State of Origin event at the ICC Sydney Theatre on 1 June, 2019.
    Manly Scenic Fun Run
    Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
    The Manly Scenic Fun Run and Walk is organised by Manly Rotary Club. It’s a charity fund-raiser for fun lovers and serious runners alike.

    Come along and help raise funds for local charities. All of the money collected will go to local charities and Rotary humanitarian projects. Charities supported include Bear Cottage, The Royal Far West Scheme, Stewart House, Pioneer Clubhouse, Manly Women's Shelter, Manly Community Centre, Manly Hospital, Manly Sailability and Rotary .

    Schools are invited to also take advantage of the Fun Run to raise sponsorship funds for one of the above charities or a selected charity of their choice. Details are on the Fun Run web site.
    Naturally Good Expo
    Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019 to Mon 3rd Jun 2019
    The natural place for healthy business.

    Naturally Good Expo is Asia Pacific’s premier business trade event for the natural, organic and healthy products market. It’s the biggest showcase of what’s new and next in retailing and manufacturing natural products:
    Natural, Organic and Free From Food and Beverages; Supplements, Vitamins and Herbal Remedies; Natural, Organic and Toxin Free Beauty and Personal Care; Eco Household and Sustainable Living.

    Naturally Good Expo is the place to source new products, meet suppliers, get expert business advice, improve your industry and product knowledge, and catch up with colleagues and friends.

    Co-located with Fantastic Food and Drink, the event devoted to premium, gourmet and craft food and beverages.
    Stadium Stomp SCG
    Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
    Step it up in 2019! Get your legs ready for the ultimate stair climb as we send you on a mission to climb the thousands of stairs up, down and around the grandstands of the iconic SCG. With full, short and unlimited course options available there’s a stair climb to suit all fitness levels. Experience this stadium like never before as you sweat it out to music, killing some serious calories on the way.
    Run2Cure Neuroblastoma
    Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
    Whether you aim to beat your personal best time or simply want to enjoy a walk through Sydney’s stunning Royal Botanical Gardens, Run2Cure is all about getting fit, having fun and supporting a great cause.

    Their IAAF AIMS certified course will have timed tne, five and three kilometre runs plus a one kilometre Little Heroes Walk (for under five year olds and their families) and the one kilometre Junior Dash (for speedy six to ten year olds).

    They'll have fun family activities such as sports (Little Kickers, Bubble Soccer and the Sydney Sixers), face painting, jumping castles, rock climbing, craft, pony rides and live entertainment including their special guest, children's entertainer Jay Laga'aia.

    Register today and help raise vital funds for research into better treatments for the devastating childhood cancer neuroblastoma.
    Blockbuster Super Netball Double Header
    Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
    Be there when NSW Swifts go head to head with Collingwood Magpies and Giants Netball take on the Adelaide Thunderbirds in what will be a fantastic afternoon of world-class netball at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena.

    There has been plenty of history between the Swifts and Magpies in recent years so expect a physical, end-to-end contest, while the Giants will look to maintain their winning record over the Thunderbirds.

    Enjoy two games for the price of one, and experience the world’s greatest netball competition at its finest.
    SCINEMA International Science Film Festival
    Date Mon 3rd Jun 2019 to Fri 7th Jun 2019
    SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere, showcasing the best in science cinema from around the world. SCINEMA is a celebration of the power of the moving image to inspire the young, satisfy the curious, explain the baffling and ask the impossible.
    Heart Womens Conference
    Date Thu 6th Jun 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 2019
    A time to come together as women to be refreshed and renewed in your busy lives. Spoil yourself. Dream again. Feel loved, honoured and cared for as you delve deeper into your Catholic faith. Reignite your faith together with like minded women.

    Invite your daughters, mothers, sisters and friends!

    Men – What women in your life can you spoil by sending them to Heart 2019?
    Last Night of the Proms
    Date Thu 6th Jun 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 2019
    It’s the annual audience favourite where you can belt out ‘Rule, Britannia’, stomp your feet, wave your flag and join in the merriment celebrating the finest in British classical and popular music. Guy Noble conducts the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and special guests in a concert filled to the brim with best-loved melodies (for all ages!) including Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.
    Australian Muscle Car Masters
    Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
    The Australian Muscle Car Masters is an annual celebration of Australian motorsport history, heritage and passion. First held in 2005, it has become a permanent part of Sydney Motorsport Park’s calendar.

    Six amazing racing categories are now confirmed for Masters weekend, and off-track attractions include meet and greet sessions with legend race drivers, a mega show n’ shine for road-registered muscle cars, and a big merchandise alley.

    Unlike other motorsport events, fans can get up close to the machinery and chat with the drivers and their mechanics between races.

    Spectators are admitted free of charge to the competitors paddock and undercover grandstand, and kids 15 and under are free!
    Matsuri Japan Festival in Parramatta
    Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
    Matsuri is a Japanese festival held every year to celebrate Japanese culture and cross cultural friendship between the Japanese and Australian people. This event is for everyone who loves Japan as much as they do – and they hope to continue introducing Japan and spreading interest in Japan.

    This event was founded back in 2006, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Japan and Australia’s friendship.
    DVBC Winter Spectacular
    Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
    Australian and NSW Circuit Power Boat Championships.
    Australia's best power boat racers competing for two Australian and two NSW Championships and many other prestigious trophies with at least 25 races each day on the Saturday and Sunday of the Queens Birthday long weekend in June.

    Competitors are aged between eight and 65 and they compete over three laps on a 1.6 kilometre anti-clockwise circuit at speeds between 64 kilometres per hour and 240 kilometres per hour. There are between four and eight competitors in each race.

    Its horsepower heaven if that's what you are into and it all happens within strict safety guidelines.
    Catering and merchandise available onsite.
    Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair
    Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
    The Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair marks 35 years of celebrations. MEFF is the first, largest and longest running Multicultural Eid festival in Australia, being one of the most anticipated events on Sydney’s multicultural calendar.

    Welcoming tens of thousands of people from over 35 communities, with over 100 stalls, amazing traditional cultural performances, free entertainment, thrilling rides and the greatest attraction of them all – an Animatronic life-size Baby T-Rex Dinosaur! It is a family fun day for all.

    Come celebrate Australian Multiculturalism at its best at the 36th anniversary of MEFF! Whatever your taste in shopping, food and entertainment, the Multicultural Eid Festival and Fair is for you, your family and friends.
    Sydney Film Festival
    Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Wed 26th Jun 2019
    The world’s best new films come to Sydney this June for 12 days and nights of inspiring films, premieres and events.

    Sydney Film Festival takes place at the flagship venue the State Theatre, as well as cinemas in the Central Business District, Newtown, Cremorne, Western Sydney and more, screening more than 200 films you won’t usually find in the multiplex. Twelve films are selected for the official competition, which celebrates “courageous, audacious and cutting-edge” cinema with a AUD60000 cash prize. Sydney Film Festival also presents seven other cash awards over the course of the festival.

    The Sydney Film Festival is supported by the New South Wales Government through Screen New South Wales, the Federal Government through Screen Australia and the City of Sydney. The festival’s Strategic Partner is the New South Wales Government through Destination New South Wales. They also run the Travelling Film Festival year-round, taking the best of international and Australian cinema to 17 regional centres around the country, as well as the Travelling Film Festival at Sea.

    Stay up to date with what they’re up to: eNews, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
    TEDxSydney
    Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
    TEDxSydney – the leading platform for the propagation of Australian ideas, creativity and innovation – has a steller lineup of speakers and performers who will take to the TEDxSydney 2018 stage to explore the theme of HumanKind.

    Some of the speakers and performers include: Beatboxer Tom Thum. Fang Chen, a thought leader in AI and Human-Machine Interaction. Veteran tech business leader and former CEO of Facebook Australia New Zealand, Stephen Scheeler. Activist and comedian, Magda Szubanski. Triple J Star, Odette. Maths teacher YouTube star Eddie Woo.

    Prolific indigenous writer Bruce Pascoe.

    This is the biggest TEDxSydney event to date, with an expected sellout of the 5,000 registration capacity. Register online.

    Inner West Block Party
    Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
    A free, all ages hip hop event at Ashfield Town Hall, presented by School of Rap, DSDA Inc. and Inner West Council. Featuring hip hop headliners Nardean, Tasman Keith and Dobby, an open mic session, DSDA's Innov8tion Battle, street dancing and performances from School of Rap's workshop participants.

    There are prizes for the Innov8tion Battle and the open mic. The event is part of Open Inner West Festival and is sponsored by Inner West Council.
    Dvořák’s Symphony No.6
    Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Sat 15th Jun 2019
    Violinist Nemanja Radulović communicates his love of music with every gesture. And he looks and sounds every bit the Romantic virtuoso violinist, cutting a glamorous figure with extravagant mane and high-fashion clothes. The image is backed by serious musical talent and a room-filling sound – as you’ll hear in two love-letters to the violin.

    Composer Ravel’s Tzigane was inspired by the flamboyant virtuosity of Hungarian fiddling. Radulović plays the part to perfection. The intense song of Chausson’s Poème is tailored to the violin’s expressive gifts. Its moody volatility hints at a stormy drama and great passion.

    Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony is a joyous romp through Bohemia’s forests and meadows – a pastoral symphony. It glows with contentment in a slow movement that ‘sings of the magic of a summer’s night’ and sparkles with the joy of a popular Czech dance. And the concert begins with superb melodies from Bizet’s music for the play The Girl from Arles.
    Omega Ensemble: Brahms in Love
    Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
    Musical dedications, devotions and sounds of simple delight.

    In 1891, on the verge of retirement and abandoning composition altogether, Brahms heard the glorious playing of clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld. Captivated, he composed a series of late masterpieces including the Clarinet Trio in A Minor. Filled with warm musical colours and personal tributes, a friend commented to the composer that the instruments must be ‘in love’. In this spirit, Omega Ensemble presents three accompanying works written for, and dedicated to, the partnership of clarinettist David Rowden and pianist Maria Raspopova, including a world premiere work by US-based Australian composer Nicole Brady.

    Program:
    Brahms - Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
    Palmer - Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
    Anderson - Miniatures
    Brady - Clarinet Trio [World Premiere]
    Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair
    Date Sun 16th Jun 2019
    Come along to Australia's longest running, consecutively held community fun run on Sydney's North Shore in Mosman. This fundraising event features two, five and ten kilometre road races and a fair after the races.

    It's a great day out for the entire family, with races for all ages and abilities. Both the five and ten kilometre races are IAAF-AIMS certified.

    The Mini-Mos raises funds for Mosman Public School and its nominated charities SeeBeyondBorders and Raise Foundation.
    Blacktown Eid Festival
    Date Sun 16th Jun 2019
    Thousands of visitors come to this event every year to celebrate the end of Ramadan and enjoy an array entertainment, fireworks, delicious food and family fun.

    Everyone is invited to come and celebrate Eid at Blacktown Showgrounds.
    NSW Swifts v Giants Netball
    Date Sun 16th Jun 2019
    Join them for The Derby in Round Eight of Suncorp Super Netball at Qudos Bank Arena.

    This is the game not to miss! The NSW Swifts will take on Giants Netball in the second instalment of The Derby as we celebrate Indigenous Round.
    Who will claim state bragging rights as NSW’s two elite netball teams go head-to-head to write another chapter in their storied rivalry?

    It’s Team Swifts vs Team GIANTS. It’s The Derby and you won’t want to miss!
    The Monkees Present: The Mike and Micky Show
    Date Tue 18th Jun 2019
    The Monkees' Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz are touring Australia in June 2019, performing all their hits with The Monkees spanning more than 50 years. As well as all of those marvellous Mike and Micky hit singles, this will be the first time Mike is appearing in Australia or New Zealand since the release of his 1977 "Live At The Palais".

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair
    Date Wed 19th Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
    You will be treated to captivating views at one of Australia's most popular craft events.

    The Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair is a great opportunity to see inspirational displays, meet experts, attend workshops and classes, and see, try and buy the best in crafting supplies from card making, scrapbooking, knitting and embroidery, to sewing, quilt making, mixed media, jewellery making and more.

    Fair admission tickets can be bought on the day or online. To book a ticket in advance and plan your day including free special event bus and ferry timetables, please visit the web site.
    Brides on a Budget Expo
    Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
    Brides on a Budget Expo!

    Make your wedding look a million dollars on a budget!

    Want to have the wedding of your dreams but done have the bank account to match! This expo is for you!

    Brides on a budget will hold DIY wedding workshops, wedding tips, and more!
    The Crucible
    Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sat 6th Jul 2019
    Campbelltown Theatre Group proudly presents their second production for 2019, The Crucible.

    A drama, written by Arthur Miller, based on the Salem Witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692/93. After the reverend of Salem discovers a group of girls dancing in the forest, some become strangely ill. The cause? Witchcraft! The girls confess but also name others as witches; including the wife of a local farmer, John Proctor. The town is in an uproar, but John will stop at nothing to save his wife and his friends from the rope. This tale of truth and lies, justice and revenge, pits friends against each other and divides the town. Who will prevail?

    Dates and times to be confirmed.

    Winner of the 1953 Tony Award for Best Play. This exciting drama about the Puritan purge of witchcraft in old Salem is both a gripping historical play and a timely parable of our contemporary society.
    Aperture Australia Photography Conference
    Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
    Aperture Australia is the annual conference to attend if you’re committed to sharpening your craft and connections as a photographer – whether amateur or professional.

    Held over one intensive weekend in the heart of Sydney, those on the guest list can access firsthand advice from influential and iconic photographers who have made waves with their work internationally. Ray Martin is back again to host the event as well as lead the thought-provoking and inspiring speaker panel discussions.

    Aperture’s featured photographers will showcase the raw stories behind their most iconic shots to inspire your own approach to the profession. Keep up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technology through workshops, break-out sessions, trade stalls and equipment tech-talks.

    Speakers include:
    Ami Vitale - Nat Geo Photojournalist
    Christian Fletcher - Landscape Photography Icon
    Tamara Dean - Digital Photographic Artist
    Ray Collins - Oceanic Photographer
    Stephen Dupont - Conflict Photojournalist

    In just two days, attendees are surrounded by more industry expertise, enthusiasm and unrivalled networking opportunities than they’ll likely find in an entire year.
    Qantas Wine's Winter Festival
    Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
    Qantas Wine's Winter Festival is coming to Sydney! Come along and meet some of Australia's best winemakers, and enjoy unlimited tastings of more than 200 wines, spirits and Champagnes.

    A huge lineup of premium Australian wineries includes Henschke, Penfolds, Brokenwood, d'Arenberg and Voyager Estate, to name a few. Plus there'll be bubbles from Champagne Pommery and boutique spirits such as Four Pillars gin. There's even a Sake Samurai to take you through a range of sake, whisky and liqueurs.

    The grand Sydney Town Hall is the backdrop for the action, with a live jazz band, warming food on offer, and a complimentary Riedel wine glass for every guest.
    Giants Netball v Melbourne Vixens
    Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
    Join them for a Suncorp Super Netball Saturday night showdown at Quaycentre.

    Wear your Orange with pride as Giants Netball take to the court against Melbourne Vixens in Sydney’s premier sporting precinct. It will be their second clash of the 2019 season and this time on home turf.

    Bring along your family and friends to experience Suncorp Super Netball at its best!
    Ever After - Sydney's All Love Wedding Expo
    Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019
    This is it, Sydney's first Same Sex Wedding Expo is back in 2019. What is different you ask, well there will of course be a few more alternative exhibitors and lots of colour but most importantly the exhibitors will be supportive, accepting and encouraging of your choices, preferences and totally excited to be a part of your big day!

    Sydney Town Hall is the venue for this new concept Bridal event, they would love to see you there to support the vendors and your day!
    Sweet Street
    Date Thu 27th Jun 2019
    Sweet Street is back and celebrating its sixth year. Gather your dessert squad and join Punk Princess of Pastry, Anna Polyviou, at the biggest sweet festival of the year.

    Embark on an indulgent journey into the deliciously vibrant world of sweet treats and funky beats and savour the tantalising flavours of Sydney’s leading culinary creators extraordinaire, including Adriano Zumbo, Blackstar Pastry, Butter, Koi Dessert Bar, and many more!
    Lang Lang Gala Performance
    Date Thu 27th Jun 2019 to Sat 29th Jun 2019
    Piano superstar Lang Lang is a global phenomenon and a passionate ambassador for classical music, from Carnegie Hall to the Beijing Olympics, and his astonishing technique and irresistible charisma have earned him millions of fans world-wide. Recently he embarked on an exploration of Mozart, in this case the stormy Piano Concerto No.24. As dramatic as any opera, this concerto contrasts singing melodies with darkly dazzling virtuosity.

    The two haunting movements of Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony are perfect as they are. Experience one of the essential treasures of classical music performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

    In Rendering Luciano Berio completes Schubert’s sketches for a ‘Tenth’ Symphony but leaves the seams exquisitely exposed, stitching together Schubert’s music with iridescent threads of sound.
    A Little Lunch Music: Zane and Jy-Perry Banks
    Date Thu 27th Jun 2019
    Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

    Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists. Take your pick from one (or all!) of 12 events in 2019, and return to the rest of your day feeling uplifted and inspired.

    Multi-instrumental virtuosos and brothers Dr Zane Banks and Jy-Perry Banks will explore the tradition of stringed southern music in this lunchtime concert. They will perform a cross-section of twentieth century American folk music, spanning the genres of bluegrass, old-timey, delta blues, honky-tonk, electric blues, jazz and rockabilly, presented on acoustic guitar, banjo, electric guitar and pedal steel.

    Feel free to bring your lunch into the auditorium. Their Lobby Bar is stocked with a range of light meal options or you can bring your own.
    Madama Butterfly at the Sydney Opera House
    Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sat 10th Aug 2019
    No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.

    The American naval officer, Pinkerton is exploring the world in the name of war and pleasure. He sets his sights on the best and fairest of this land: the stunning Japanese beauty Cio-Cio-San.

    Fascinated by her exotic beauty, Pinkerton marries her on sight, while Cio-Cio-San, enthralled by his American ways and promise of a modern life in America, falls wholeheartedly in love with the stranger. But Pinkerton already has a foot out the door, looking forward to the day he will marry “a real wife, a wife from America.”

    Years pass, and she waits faithfully for her husband’s return from distant shores. But when his ship comes in, Pinkerton is not alone. As dawn breaks, what will become of Butterfly’s great hope?

    See it if you like a good tearjerker, Miss Saigon, stunning sets and costumes.
    Bondi Winter Magic
    Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Bondi Winter Magic is set to sparkle again this year at various locations around Bondi.

      Bondi will once again be transformed into Sydney’s winter playground by the sea!

      Go for a twirl on the famous beachside ice rink or check out the 360 degree view from 22-metre ferris wheel, Bondi Vista.

      Also included in the sparkling Bondi Winter Magic program is a magical blend of art, culture and history with Bondi and District Chamber of Commerce’s On the Streets series of music and art and a stroll through Bondi’s history with their Bondi History Walks.
    NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition: Finals Concert
    Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
    Six individual finalists and multiple concerto winners in the NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition will perform their selected concerto with orchestra, competing for prizes and opportunities in this prestigious annual event.

    The competition is open to secondary school pupils in years seven to 12 at schools throughout NSW and the ACT who are eager to compete for a coveted position in the Finals Concert and for the prize money of up to AUD10,000.



    The Finalists’ performances with the Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Paul Terracini will be adjudicated and prizes awarded on the night.

    Regarded as a stepping stone to national and international success, the competition has been held annually since 1984 and provides an invaluable performance opportunity for young musicians to showcase their talents as concerti soloists accompanied by orchestra. The list of previous winners reflects the names of many well known personalities in the music world, such as Amy Dickson, Natalie Chee, Grace Clifford and Simon Tedeschi.

    Ice Hockey Classic
    Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
    Back by popular demand, the Ice Hockey Classic returns to Australia.

    Famous rivals Team USA and Team Canada will return to Australia this year for the Ice Hockey Classic.

    The teams from USA and Canada will once again feature a collection of current ice hockey stars, illustrious veterans and promising emerging talents showcasing the toughness, speed and skill of international ice hockey.

    As well as showcasing the highest quality ice hockey, the Ice Hockey Classic will raise awareness and funds for the Stop Concussions Foundation in association with Brain Injury Australia through match ticket purchases.

    The Ice Hockey Classic is a unique sporting experience that is not to be missed.
    Secret Cities Redfern Scavenger Hunt
    Date Sat 29th Jun 2019
    Secret Cities Winter Scavenger Hunt Series starts in Redfern in June so whether you’re an in-the-know local or a curious visitor, this is your chance to see a side of a thriving and fascinating city few people ever get to see.

    The Explorers at Secret Cities will lay down a path of breadcrumbs taking you through alleyways, eateries and art shops, with a fresh surprise waiting around every corner.

    Love a good puzzle? They’ll be clues to crack throughout the day as you figure out where to go next. Looking to burn some calories at your own pace? You’ll rack up those steps as you glide around town. Keen to meet fun new people? Secret Cities is for everyone.

    With points up for grabs each time you crack a new clue or rise to a challenge, you and your fellow scavenger hunters will be eager to reach your well-earned drinks at the end, and find out if you’ll be crowned Secret Cities Scavenger Hunt Champions!

    Get a team ticket for teams of four to five (fifth person comes for free!) or sign up individually and they’ll put you together in a team with other like-minded adventurers!
    Muriel's Wedding The Musical
    Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
    Undateable. Unemployable. Unstoppable.
    Everybody is talking about Muriel!

    Experience one of the most iconic and loved Australian films of all time in this big, brash and very cheeky new musical.

    Muriel’s Wedding the Musical will play a strictly limited season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from June.

    Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding – the dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing. A groom. Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything she ever wanted.
    That’s when things start to go really wrong.

    With music by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall, Muriel’s Wedding the Musical features an incredible soundtrack of addictive new songs plus your favourite ABBA hits.

    Directed by Simon Phillips, this multi-award winning production is definitely the must-see musical of 2019!

    Tickets are now on sale!
    Learn Travel Sketching With Watercolours One Day Workshop
    Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
    Travel sketching or holiday sketching is a great way to record your travel experiences. You can sketch on the spot or bring your travel photos to life with sketches. In this fun class learn the tips, tricks and secrets of travel sketching class with popular watercolour tutor Susie Murphie. This class is conducted in the studios working from reference photos. Bring along your favourite travel photos/postcards for reference or use Susie’s reference material.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Anna Bolena at the Sydney Opera House
    Date Tue 2nd Jul 2019 to Fri 26th Jul 2019
    No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.

    Henry VIII has grown tired of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, and is seeing her lady-in-waiting, Jane Seymour, in secret.

    He plots to remove his wife from the throne, and tries to trap her by inviting the man she once loved back to court.

    In this brutal world, can Anne’s innocence outweigh the King’s determination to be rid of her?
    Omega Ensemble: American Masters
    Date Tue 2nd Jul 2019
    Star-spangled masterworks with a world premiere from young-blood composer Nico Muhly.

    American composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich changed the face of contemporary music with their revolutionary works built on simple harmony and hypnotic repetition. Where initial audiences were baffled, this music is now recognised for its textural richness and the expansion of classical forms. Schooled in this American tradition (including working as Glass’ assistant) composer Nico Muhly’s work ranges even more widely, incorporating stylistic fragments from Byrd to Webern, as well as his film work and collaborations with contemporary musicians such as Björk, Sufjan Stevens and Bryce Dessner. This program features a world premiere work by Muhly for Omega Ensemble, with a setting of a tenderly erotic poem by Constantine Cavafy.

    Program:
    Glass - Etudes for Solo Piano (Selections)
    Glass - Sonata for Violin and Piano
    Adams - Shaker Loops
    Nico Muhly - By All Means
    Nico Muhly - No Uncertain Terms
    Nico Muhly - New Commission for Chamber Orchestra [World Premiere]*
    Beethoven Symphony No.5
    Date Wed 3rd Jul 2019 to Mon 8th Jul 2019
    The extrovert virtuosity of violinist Vadim Gluzman and the sound he draws from his legendary Stradivarius violin is ‘a glory to hear’ (SMH), perfect for the angular lyricism and high energy of composer Prokofiev’s enticing Violin Concerto No.2. The concerto comes from the same era as Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet music and has a similar playful and melodious spirit. Designed to dazzle, it shows off a virtuoso violinist’s abilities to thrilling effect.

    The shock and awe of Beethoven’s Fifth continues to resonate to this day. The extraordinary Xian Zhang conducts this ultimate symbol of symphonic power with her unique ‘dynamism, agility and precision’.

    Fate knocks three times at the beginning of Verdi’s ferocious overture to The Force of Destiny, one of the greatest moments in all opera.

    Hear the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by the first woman to hold a titled post with a BBC orchestra and current Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony, Xian Yang.
    OzGeomuster: Geocaching Mega Event
    Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Mon 8th Jul 2019
    The OzGeomuster in a geocaching event held in and around Wollongong. Three days and three nights of geocaching, onsite entertainment, seminars, special international special guest, and geocaching tours showcasing the region.

    You can camp onsite, stay locally, or just join them for the day to see what a geocaching Mega event is!
    Learn to Smock: Open Day
    Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
    Smocking Arts Guild of NSW are holding their annual open day. You will be taught basic smocking stitches on a sampler.



    A kit is available for AUD5 which includes a pleated sampler, needle and thread.

    A learn to smock booklet can be purchased for an extra AUD5 , this is optional.



    Morning tea will be provided.

    Please bring along a mug, lunch and your basic sewing supplies and enjoy a fun day.

    The guild’s community programme makes wee care gowns and other items on a regular basis for premmie and stillborn babies for 35 hospitals in Sydney and several country areas.

    EdTechTeam Sydney Summit
    Date Mon 8th Jul 2019 to Tue 9th Jul 2019
    This is a redesigned EdTechTeam Summit focusing on the whole teacher—the individual that you bring to the classroom every day.

    They are launching a series of exciting new Summits for 2019! ​They’d love to have you join them for these two epic days of learning about engaging your students and improving learning outcomes using the best digital technologies available.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Hillsong Conference
    Date Tue 9th Jul 2019 to Fri 12th Jul 2019
    Hillsong Conference is all about championing the cause of local churches everywhere.

    Each year they gather at Sydney Olympic Park's Qudos Bank Arena with thousands of people from all over the world and from different denominations as one church under one name - Jesus. This is a week set apart with practical and insightful teaching, breakout sessions in the Lead, Create and Help streams, and powerful praise and worship.

    Hillsong Conference also features world renowned bible teachers and communicators joining hosts Brian and Bobbie Houston and the Hillsong team.

    Business Events Showcase
    Date Tue 9th Jul 2019
    Sky’s the limit: Doltone House presents a unique opportunity for event organisers to experience their iconic Sydney Harbour and Sydney City venues.

    Enjoy expert guided tours while you mingle and meet with key industry suppliers, listen to motivational talks from exciting guest speakers and eat and drink your way through their popular Sydney properties. Come and explore what their Jones Bay Wharf, Darling Island, and Hyde Park venues can offer, and leave inspired for planning your next corporate event.
    NAIDOC Ceremony and Community Event
    Date Tue 9th Jul 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      The next NAIDOC Ceremony and Community Event will be held on Tuesday 9 July 2019 at Oran Park Library Forecourt.

      More information about the event to come.
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert
    Date Wed 10th Jul 2019 to Sat 13th Jul 2019
    Watch Harry become a wiz at potions, win Felix Felicis and uncover the meaning of Horcruxes! Nicolas Hooper’s wonderful score and J.K. Rowling’s classic tale combine to deliver all the adventure, humour and suspense you remember in an experience you will never forget.

    This film is classified M – moderate fantasy themes and violence. Recommended for ages 15+.

    Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are copyright and trade marked Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. Rowlings Wizarding World, J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights.
    Bastille French Festival
    Date Thu 11th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Food Wine Art Revolution - The French Way.

    Bastille Festival Sydney is held over four exciting days in July. This world-class cultural experience spans both sides of Circular Quay and they’re also bringing the food, wine and art revolution to The Rocks - best of all it’s completely free to explore and family-friendly too.

    It's a Feast'ival.

    Bastille Festival Sydney is renowned for its delicious, authentic French cuisine.

    It's a Wine Journey.

    Seven of the top French wine regions will be represented at the festival.

    A crowd-favourite from last year’s festival, the Electro Beer Garden, is back in East Circular Quay. This popular outdoor bar pairs premium craft beers with live electro-swing beats, in a neon and faux grass wonderland.

    The festival also offers a spectacular Cabaret Show, great concerts, fire shows and dance performances.

    SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show
    Date Sat 13th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
    SMASH! Sydney Manga and Anime Show is a Japanese pop-culture convention that is set to return with its spectacular two day convention at the International Convention Centre.

    For fans of comic, manga, and anime, Smash! is a true pop-culture festival that will impress attendees of all ages. Promising an action packed weekend of events and activities ranging from cosplay, anime/manga, gaming and arts, this is an event not to be missed!

    But that's not all! They also have awesome guests coming all the way from Japan. With plenty of exciting events and high-calibre guests, SMASH! gives fans the chance to celebrate Japanese pop-culture in a highly energised social environment.
    NAIDOC in the City
    Date Sat 13th Jul 2019
    Bujari gamarruwa –‘good day’ in the Sydney Aboriginal language.

    NAIDOC in the City is a free celebration of the world’s longest living cultures through food, song, art, dance and stories, in the heart of the city.

    Taste treats from an earth oven, join in a dance circle, watch cooking demonstrations with bush tucker and cooking guru Aunty Beryl Van-Oploo. Enjoy live performances by Microwave Jenny, Sue Ray, Mission Songs Project and Electric Fields.

    Bring the kids along to try their hand at painting and weaving or join the sporting action in the sports clinics.
    Gem, Mineral and Jewellery Show
    Date Sat 13th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
    See the Campbelltown Lapidary Club's annual exhibition. The exhibition will feature handmade jewellery made from gems and minerals, as well as rough and polished stones and more.
    Camellia Show
    Date Sat 13th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      More than a thousand beautiful specimen blooms will be on display. Anyone who grows camellias is welcome to exhibit their blooms – details in the Show Schedule are on the website.

      There is also a Photo Competition, displays of Sogetsu Ikebana, Bonsai, and historic camellias from The Camellia Ark.

      Members of the NSW Camellia Research Society will be on hand to help with information about camellias and their culture, and with brochures and booklets on camellias. Bring your blooms for identification, or help with problems.

      There is wheelchair access to the venue.
    Pop Up Wedding Fair
    Date Sat 13th Jul 2019
    Attention Brides and Grooms to be - who said planning a wedding wasn't fun!?

    They would like to invite you to stroll around their Pop-Up Wedding Fair, showcasing a selection of super talented wedding vendors from Sutherland Shire.

    From florists and stylists to photographers and make-up artists, they will have an array of local businesses to meet all whilst sipping on champagne available at the bar!

    Entry is a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to a fantastic local charity, The Beauty Bank - plus, the first 150 brides to RSVP online will receive a gift on arrival.

    Barossa. Be Consumed. Sydney
    Date Sat 13th Jul 2019
    Barossa is one of Australia’s most captivating regions, with an unrivalled bounty of wine, beauty, culture, and produce to offer.

    Not just a tasting of the region's brilliant wines, 'Barossa. Be Consumed' also offers an immersion into the food, culture, history and character at the heart of this incredible region.

    After last year's sell-out event in Melbourne, 44 wineries, two distillers, one cider brewer, three artisan food producers and one of the region's favourite restaurants are heading east again, bringing 'Barossa. Be Consumed' to Sydney.

    Regional stories will abound, brought to life by the characters behind the wines, including 2018 Young Gun of Wine finalist Michael Papps from Yelland and Papps, historic Seppeltsfield and 2017 Jimmy Watson winner, Turkey Flat Vineyards.

    Live Barossa entertainment will include local musician Sam Brittain and one of Barossa’s most treasured pass-times, Kegel (a traditional German form of bowling).

    Tickets include a Plumm wine glass to take home, wine tasting and food samples.
    Australian International Music Festival
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    The Australian International Music Festival is one of their most popular and best attended events. With an average of 900 to 1300 participants each year they regularly have groups from Australia, China, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and the USA providing a fantastic musical and cultural experience.

    This Music Festival is open to groups of all types but in particular Wind Bands, Orchestra, Choirs and Jazz Bands. As well as performing at the Sydney Opera House, participants will also perform at venues such as the City Recital Hall [affectionately known as Angel Place] and Darling Harbour.

    World Projects South Pacific aim to expand your mind with workshops from world class clinicians flown in from around the world and cultural exchanges with other bands most of whom share your passion but speak another language, an experience not to be missed.
    Bastille Day Celebration
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Join a fantastic night of French music, Cancan, drinks and food at the Argyle in the Rocks and celebrate the French National Day in style!

    The Bastille Day Celebration at the Argyle, in the historic precinct of the Rocks in Sydney is back.

    This event is celebrating the French National Day in style and gathers both the French community and the Sydney Francophiles.

    With more than 2,000 attendees last year, this event is now a milestone in the French cultural calendar that is not to be missed!
    NAIDOC Week event: Rouse Hill House
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Join their family-friendly celebration of NAIDOC Week and Aboriginal culture at Rouse Hill House and Farm on Darug country, at this special event held in partnership with Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre.

    Start of the day with a Welcome to Country by Leanne Watson and Rhiannon Wright and a Smoking Ceremony by Nulungu Dreaming. Then help raise the Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Australian flags to open the event.

    Enjoy performances by award-winning poet, singer and dancer Gumaroy Newman, try your hand at the ancient art of boomerang throwing and paint one to take home, and participate in one of the popular Darug language workshops held in the unique setting of the 1888 Rouse Hill school house.

    Meet native animals with Get Wild, step inside the historic homestead on one of the house tours, plus enjoy a barbecue cook-up by Mad Mob and tea and coffee from Darcy Street Project.

    They acknowledge the First Nations Peoples, the Darug peoples, the traditional custodians of the land, and pay respect to the Elders, past and present.
    Helpmann Awards Act I
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry. The awards recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia’s live performance sectors including musicals, contemporary music, comedy, opera and classical music, theatre, ballet, dance and physical theatre, presentation for children, regional touring and cabaret.

    Act I gives profile and kudos to the Industry’s artisans. This event will feature performances by up and coming artists and be hosted by the Industry’s most distinguished luminaries in an intimate cocktail, cabaret style event nestled in the glamourous surrounds of the Sydney Town Hall.
    Le Cinema at Bastille Festival in the Rocks
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Enjoy a glass of Mulled Wine, while munching on some popcorn and wrapped up in a blanket. Bastille Festival will be hosting a unique outdoor cinema experience, giving people the chance to lie comfortably on a long chair, with a warm and comfy blanket while watching their favourite films on the big screen.

    July 2019, on a clear winter night, it’s just pure pleasure to wrap yourself in a blanket, sip on a glass of mulled wine and watch a good movie. Bastille Festival visitors can take part in an extraordinary movie night experience under the stars.

    With only 100 deck chairs available each night, enjoy an exclusive cinema experience like no other with your family and friends.
    The Rocks Christmas in July Market
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Let them transport you to France’s most famous winter markets.

    After 4pm, when it starts to get dark, the Christmas spirit takes over the streets of The Rocks. 12 Wooden chalets will be set up around the Rocks with an array of amazing pop-up Christmas stores, food and more.

    If you are looking for Christmas presents and dream of the lovely smell of a Christmas tree or the unmistakable sound of Christmas carols, The Rocks Christmas in July Market will give its lanes a little something magical. Get lost in the Rocks and let them transport you to France.

    Wooden Chalets imported straight from Europe. Christmas Carols, mulled wine, food and gift ideas to celebrate your Christmas in July at home.
    Rose Royale Bar Experience
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Rosé Royale is the World’s First Rosé Wine Bar. As the name suggests, they are specialised in Rosé wine. Their Rosé Wine Fridge has more than 35 rosés from around the world. They have also handcrafted some delicious cocktails with rosé wine elements in them. They offer rosé wine tasting as well as a rosé wine masterclass.

    The food menu is inspired by rosé wine as well, think rosé-braised beef cheeks, coq au vin rosé, even their own rosé mayo and rosé butter. As for desserts, their signature cake is made out of rosé jelly, grapefruit mousse, dacquoise. Of course, there will be rosé ice-cream and sorbets too.

    It’s literally everything rosé wine!
    Electro Beer Garden
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Frenchies Bistro Beers and Electro Swing Music. The Afterwork Combo.

    The Electro Beer Garden of the Bastille Festival Sydney will be the key location for premium craft beer lovers.

    With the huge popularity ofthe previous Electro Beer Garden, they’ve decided to set up an even bigger one with some good Electro lounge music in the middle of the event. They will be showcasing the very best in French Craft Beer at the iconic Circular Quay Sydney.

    For Sydney craft beer lovers who travel around the world, sampling the food and drink from a new destination is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in another culture. Sydneysiders will be able to visit French breweries without the air ticket and taste a variety of local craft beers on the Bastille Festival Craft Beer Bar menu.

    Soirée Française: Bastille Day at the Art Gallery of NSW
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Celebrate with them on the most important date in the French calendar with a very special evening at the Art Gallery of NSW. Enjoy a delicious French inspired menu while being entertained by the fun and sophisticated duo – Baby et Lulu. Dance the night away with your friends and make it a night not to be missed!

    The evening will include a champagne reception, three course dinner and drinks and entertainment.

    The dress code for the evening is French or semi formal.

    Seating will be in cabaret style tables of 10 people.

    Please advise of any seating requests for groups and dietary requirements to the number or email provided.
    The Cheese Dome
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    The Cheese Dome is an immersive French experience.

    Immersive 360° dome projection and all you can eat French Fondue and Raclette.

    Four day only pop up French melting cheese experience.

    This 90-minute immersive experience will instantly transport you to the French Alps, where you’ll enjoy an all-you-can-eat session of France’s two most popular melted cheese favourites, La Fondue and La Raclette.

    Inside The Cheese Dome, you will have to order in French (but don’t worry, all the key phrases will be written out to help you along – plus it’s awesome fun asking for something in a foreign language).

    This experience will feature a traditional and very popular French fondue game.

    This very unique, 90 minute Cheese Dome experience is best shared with a group of friends, your family, or work mates, because socialising with the people you love over a shared meal of free-flowing melted cheese is what the French call La joie de vivre.

    Bastille Day Wine Dinner at Sydney Tower
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Come dressed in your best French stripes for the annual 360 Bar and Dining Bastille Day Wine Dinner.

    Savour a five course tasting menu crafted by Executive Chef Elton Inglis, perfectly paired with premium French wines.

    Held at 360's private event space, Studio Sydney Tower, wine and dine the night away with breathtaking views of the city skyline.
    Burramatta NAIDOC
    Date Sun 14th Jul 2019
    Come along to Burramatta NAIDOC in the picturesque surrounds of Parramatta Park. On the day, there will be a full program of free family-friendly activities and special performances.
    Helpmann Awards Act II
    Date Mon 15th Jul 2019
    The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia’s vibrant live performance industry. The awards recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia’s live performance sectors including musicals, contemporary music, comedy, opera and classical music, theatre, ballet, dance and physical theatre, presentation for children, regional touring and cabaret.
    Gondwana World Choral Festival
    Date Mon 15th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
    The Gondwana World Choral Festival is the greatest gathering of international choirs in Australia this century. They're coming together to celebrate with the Sydney Children's Choir as it turns 30.

    Be uplifted and inspired by the voices of children and young people from Estonia, Latvia, France, China, Japan, Canada and the US. Four concerts daily at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Plus you can take your premium seat at two gala performances at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

    Immerse yourself in every aspect of choral music in this week-long festival which includes workshops and behind-the-scenes insights into music training for young people, learning from some of Australia's best.

    With the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Conservatorium of Music centrally located, this festival offers the perfect springboard into all that Sydney and its spectacular harbour have to offer. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo, and a bounty of ocean and harbour beaches are just a ferry or bus ride away!
    Christmas in July Lunch Cruises
    Date Thu 18th Jul 2019 to Fri 26th Jul 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Australians love celebrating Christmas in Summer with blue skies, beaches, and summer fun. When winter comes around it's their turn to break out the roast turkey and ham, mince pies and rich plum pudding, and what better theme than Christmas in July.

      This July enjoy a northern hemisphere speciality with a distinctive Southern Hemisphere flavour. Grab your yuletide cheer and join Captain Cook Cruises on the Christmas in July Buffet Lunch Cruise for traditional favourites plus all the seafood that makes Sydney famous.
    Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony
    Date Thu 18th Jul 2019 to Fri 19th Jul 2019
    A star of the operatic stage and the concert hall, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham is renowned for her interpretation of elegant French songs, which she performs with insight and affection.

    She’s the ideal exponent of Canteloube’s jewel-like settings of dreamy, funny folk songs from the Auvergne region. His Songs of the Auvergne include the famous ‘Baïlero’, in which shepherd and shepherdess sing their love across the valleys.

    The finale of Saint-Saëns’ ‘Organ’ Symphony pulls out all the stops in one of the most exultant of big tunes for full orchestra and the Concert Hall’s Grand Organ. But there are many other delightful moments in Saint-Saëns’ perfectly constructed magnum opus: rippling pianos, sparkling woodwinds and voluptuous strings from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

    Chabrier’s España is an irresistible sun-drenched visit to Spain – an image of guitars and flamenco sketched in the brightest colours.
    Cumberland Gang Show
    Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
    Feel the beat! Don't miss the new spectacular Cumberland Gang Show by the Scouts and Guides of Western Sydney performing at The Riverside Theatre Parramatta in July during the school holidays.

    In this year’s show, more than 180 Scouts and Guides including live music from a 20 piece orchestra will perform two hours of live, fast-moving, musical comedy theatre for all the family. It's packed with loads of fun, fantastic sets and costumes and some wonderfully catchy songs and dances.

    There are over 2000 costumes and around 25 complete set changes! Cumberland Gang Show takes over 5000 person hours of cast rehearsals from March to July, plus over 8000 hours of set, costume and technical preparation.

    For more information and to purchase tickets please go to the Gang Show website.
    Pub Rock
    Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
    Who remembers the days of pub rock in Sydney? It was a great time with some great memories. CCEntertainment brings you Pub Rock, featuring songs from bands such as Cold Chisel, Goanna, Jenny Morris, Stevie Wright, Hoodoo Gurus, Icehouse, Divinyls, Hunters and Collectors, AC-DC plus many more.

    Showcasing an incredible line up of talent including guest vocalists Spencer Jones (The Voice), Hugh Wilson (Lenny Kravitz Band), Glenn Whitehall (All together now), Susannah Mirana and Nicky Kurta who will join a six-piece band including Glenn Moorhouse (guitars), Charmaine Ford (keys), Bennet Livingston (drums), Casper Tromp (keys) and Claudine Field (percussion) under the creative direction of Joseph Calderazzo (guitars) to deliver superb renditions of Classic Aussie Rock Songs.
    Diplomacy
    Date Tue 23rd Jul 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
    By Cyril Gély. Translated and adapted by Julie Rose

    An unmissable production starring theatre legends John Bell and John Gaden.

    In 1944 at the Hôtel Meurice, Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling and German General Dietrich von Choltitz meet in a life and death situation for the city of Paris. On abandoning Paris, Hitler has ordered its destruction. Raoul has one night to persuade the General to leave the landmark city standing. The many twists and turns of their negotiations play out in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.
    NoVacancy Hotel and Hospitality Business Expo
    Date Wed 24th Jul 2019 to Thu 25th Jul 2019
    NoVacancy is Australia’s largest and most important exhibition for connecting suppliers with decision makers from hotels, motels, serviced apartments, resorts, casinos, restaurants, pubs, clubs and bars.

    Covering the whole supply chain in hotel and hospitality, NoVacancy delivers the latest trends and ideas, and brings together the key buyers and influencers to source the products and services required to help modernise their property, optimise their business, enhance the guest experience and maximise profits.
    Britten's Peter Grimes in Concert
    Date Thu 25th Jul 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
    One of the great operas, Peter Grimes is a psychologically penetrating portrait of a tortured outsider antihero versus the cruelty of a small-town mob. Set in The Borough, a claustrophobic Suffolk fishing village, this tragic drama plays out against vivid musical seascapes. Nature is a character – beautiful, tender and savage. Grimes – wild, individual and visionary – hurls himself against the implacable forces of society and the sea.

    David Robertson’s ‘driven, exacting’ conducting and a cast led by an extraordinary Grimes in Australian tenor Stuart Skelton bring this gripping and resonant opera to life in the concert hall, backed by the power of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
    Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k
    Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
    The Sydney Harbour 10k and 5k is back, and giving you the chance to run around the sparkling Sydney Harbour in a flat and fast course.

    The 10 kilometre event starts at the Sydney Rocks. The course will be a one lap loop which hugs the harbour foreshore to ensure spectacular views throughout.

    If you are looking for a goal to stay fit this winter then this stunning course could just be your motivation. Alternatively, if you have set yourself the goal of taking part in one of the winter and spring classics then this 10 kilometre event is the perfect stepping stone to those longer distances.

    There is also a five kilometre event for an enjoyable day out with family and friends. This fun run is an easy five kilometres, so bring along family and friends and make a morning of it with the kids.
    Bankstown Bites Food Festival
    Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Living up to its reputation as one of Sydney's best and most loved food festivals, Bankstown Bites attracts over 10,000 people each year.

      Foodies from all over the Sydney metropolitan area and beyond come along to enjoy the perfect combination of guided food tours, cooking demonstrations and a diversity of food stalls.

      The Bites Food Tours explore the world of exotic and tasty culinary treats that people in Bankstown take so much for granted. Be astounded by the number of restaurants, cafes and grocery stores that make up the Bankstown central business district. The aroma of spices and smallgoods and the temptation of Sydney's finest Lebanese sweets are far too much to resist with festival-goers stocking up on treats to take home.

      More than just food, in the Bankstown Arts Centre there will be dance, film, art, crafts and displays for all ages.

      See you all at Bankstown Bites!
    AWO Six
    Date Tue 30th Jul 2019
    The Australian World Orchestra presents the AWO SIX; a formidable cast of virtuosic musicians together for one night only to perform an exciting and intimate chamber performance of Mendelssohn and Brahms not to be missed.

    Featuring:
    Natalie Chee violin (1st Concertmaster – SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart).
    Daniel Dodds violin (Leader and Artistic Director – Festival Strings Lucerne).
    Tahlia Petrosian viola (Gewandhaus Orchestra).
    Andra Darzins viola (University of Music Stuttgart).
    David Berlin cello (Principal Cello, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra).
    Julian Thompson cello (Australian Chamber Orchestra).

    Programme:
    Felix Mendelssohn’s – String Quintet No. 2, Op.87 in B flat major.

    Johanne Brahms’ – String Sextet No.2, Op.36, in G major.

    After presenting large-scale orchestral concerts in Melbourne and Canberra, the AWO strips down to the bareness of a beautiful intimate chamber setting for Sydney audiences. AWO SIX will perform one night only at City Recital Hall where the audience will experience the brilliance of true musical mastery in an unforgettable chamber concert.
    Sydney International Boat Show
    Date Thu 1st Aug 2019 to Mon 5th Aug 2019
    The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere.

    It first ran in 1968 and since then has played host to over three million visitors who arrive to be entertained, educated and inspired by this wonderful pastime enjoyed by millions each year.

    More than 220 exhibitors across two venues, more than 145 boats on the purpose built marina, more than 700 boats in the halls, 24,800 square metres (266,900 square feet) of undercover hall space, full of exhibits.
    Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE)
    Date Thu 1st Aug 2019 to Mon 5th Aug 2019
    The Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE) is in collaboration with Sydney International Boat Show at ICC Darling Harbour.

    The expo is a trade and consumer show to promote Scuba diving, dive equipment, diving courses, dive travel, tourism boards, dive centres, resorts, live-abroad, marine conservation and free diving under one roof.

    It is an annual show for the dive industry.

    Come and join in to interact and explore the business of diving. The expo has many exciting activities lined up for the general public.

    For trade, a separate division has been set up to focus on business networking.

    AIDE will promote the world of diving with top international and Australian exhibitors showcasing their top brands and services to visitors.

    The North Shore Schools Expo
    Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
    The search for a school that best suits their child is one of the most important pieces of investigation a parent will ever do. With the diversity and variety of schooling options now available this decision is an even more daunting task for modern parents.

    To assist parents with this all important research, the Independent Schools' Expos showcase many of Australasia's leading independent schools, all in one location.

    The Independent Schools Expos give parents the opportunity to make contact with representatives from Independent Schools, including principals and teaching staff who are there to answer all the questions parents need to ask to assess a school's suitability. In just a few hours parents can gather as much information about many schools as would otherwise take them several days.
    Supercars Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight
    Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 Super Sprint is a motor racing event for Supercars Australia, held at Sydney Motorsport Park in Eastern Creek, New South Wales.

      The event has been a regular part of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship since 1992.

      More details for this event are coming soon.
    All Holden Day
    Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
    The NSW All Holden Day entry is open to all Holden Badged Vehicles (when new).

    The 33rd NSW All Holden Day will be held on the 4th & 5th of August 2018.
    There is a 2 day swap meet held on both Saturday and Sunday from 6am.
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    The Display Day for Original and customised Holdens will be proudly displayed from first to current models on the Sunday from 9am.
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    So enter your Holden sedan, ute, wagon, van, 1 tonner, be it stock or modified it doesn’t matter, enter now and be part of this great day.
    Kirill Gerstein performs Grieg's Piano Concerto
    Date Wed 7th Aug 2019 to Sat 10th Aug 2019
    Composer Sibelius’ evocation of Finnish legend En Saga (A Saga) emerges from freezing mists of swirling strings and growling brass. Listen as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform a piece as dark as a northern winter.

    Bracing Scandinavian air permeates Grieg’s piano concerto, billowing though its heart-stirring melodies. Kirill Gerstein, whose formidable technique is matched by his distinctive musicianship, takes on this crowd-pleaser.

    And Sydney Symphony Chief Conductor David Robertson leads us on a wild trip in Berlioz’s semi-autobiographical hallucination, Symphonie fantastique. The delirious artist chases his beloved through dreams, ballrooms, the countryside, his own beheading and a witches’ sabbath! Berlioz promised to ‘stagger the world’ with this symphony, and he delivered: this is music of pure sensation.

    Presented as part of the Sydney Symphony’s Keys to the City Festival.
    Andrea Chénier at the Sydney Opera House
    Date Thu 8th Aug 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
    No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.

    As the French Revolution settles, the poet Andrea Chenier watches its leaders grow more and more oppressive.

    Despite his wealthy upbringing, he speaks out on behalf of the poor, and attracts the attention of powerful revolutionaries.

    But it is Chenier’s love for the aristocrat Maddalena that puts him most at risk. Her family’s servant, Gerard, is also in love with Maddalena, and he uses his power among the revolutionaries to take his rival down.
    9 to Thrive
    Date Fri 9th Aug 2019
    Presented by Business Chicks, Australia’s largest and most influential network for women, 9 to Thrive is not your average (yawn-inducing) expo. It’s a fully immersive two-day experience filled with great exhibitors, world-class speakers, the coolest activations, scrumptious food - and of course there'll be coffee, wine and a cocktail or two!

    Where else can you get a blow-dry, talk finance and sip on a cocktail all at the same time? 9 to Thrive really is the everything experience for women, all under one roof. That’s right: everything career, everything wealth, everything yummy, everything lifestyle, everything glamour and everything health.
    NSW Swifts v Melbourne Vixens
    Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
    Experience Suncorp Super Netball Live in Sydney when NSW Swifts host Melbourne Vixens!

    Perhaps the oldest rivalry in Australian netball, intense competition between the NSW Swifts and Melbourne Vixens will make for a super-charged 60 minutes of world-class netball.

    Nearing the end of the season, there will be vital competition points up for grabs in this Round 12 Suncorp Super Netball clash.

    The Swifts will also look to reclaim the Sargeant-McKinnis Cup which has been in Victoria for a little too long!
    Giants Netball v Sunshine Coast Lightning
    Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
    Watch Giants Netball take on reigning premiers Sunshine Coast Lightning in an exciting clash in Round 12 Suncorp Super Netball. With important points up for grabs at the back end of the season, this game is guaranteed to be a thriller.

    Plus, with Caitlin Bassett now wearing an Orange dress, and their past Finals meetings proving to be explosive, these are sure to be heated re-matches.

    Get your family and friends together to experience the excitement of Suncorp Super Netball.
    Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
    Date Thu 15th Aug 2019 to Sat 17th Aug 2019
    Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) joins his droid allies R2-D2 and C-3PO, together with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), to free his comrade Han Solo (Harrison Ford), imprisoned by the vile crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. Reunited, the Rebels race to the moon of the planet Endor where they launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet.

    But, the ultimate battle is between father and son, as Luke faces Darth Vader one last time, for the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.

    This film is classified PG – mild science fiction violence. Parental guidance is recommended.
    St Ives Orchid Fair
    Date Fri 16th Aug 2019
    One hall filled with orchid displays and floral art. One hall filled with stalls selling orchid plants, flasks, orchid pots, orchid supplies and orchid books. Ample parking. Wheelchair access. Plenty of room for buses and picnics and barbecues. Light lunches for sale and refreshments all day. Early spring in Sydney. The fragrance of orchid flowers. Raffles drawn throughout the day. National Park bushland with walking tracks and native orchids in flower. What more could the orchid lover ask? - The St Ives Orchid Fair.

    The four orchid societies who got together to organise the St Ives Orchid Fair believe that this combination of venue, show and vendors means they have the premier orchid event in the Sydney area. Over the past 18 years this has proven to be right, attracting orchid lovers from interstate and overseas.

    Come and enjoy a day out in lovely setting and sample the fragrance.
    Schubert and Liszt
    Date Thu 22nd Aug 2019 to Sat 24th Aug 2019
    Franz Liszt was an ambitious and innovative musician, creating a radically new sound for the piano and ‘inventing’ the symphonic poem – using the orchestra to freely evoke mood, colour, people and places. Poetry was often his inspiration, and in his Dante Symphony he looked to the Divine Comedy, a towering literary masterpiece.

    Enjoy the vividly infernal, voluptuous and heavenly music of Liszt’s work as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra lead them through Hell and Purgatory and on to an angelic song of faith. Along the way they visit famous characters like the tragic Francesca di Rimini. A heavenly choir makes for a truly celestial finale.

    And Liszt wraps orchestral finery around one of Schubert’s great solo piano masterpieces, the Wanderer Fantasy, to create a kind of concerto. It’s a poetic vehicle for Louis Lortie’s dazzling insightful and pianism, in a concert that showcases Simone Young’s affinity for richly expressive music.
    Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney
    Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
    Oxfam Trailwalker is one of the most inspiring team challenges in the world. You and three mates will journey through 100 kilometres of bush trail within 48 hours depending on the state. Sydney also offers an alternate distance – 50 kilometres within 24 hours.

    It’s not a relay. Your team has to start together, stick together and finish together — it’s tough, but with the right training and attitude you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve. The feeling when you cross the finish line will be something you’ll never forget.

    Check out more details on their website.

    Each team must commit to raising a minimum fundraising amount to support Oxfam’s work around the world. By raising money for Oxfam Australia you will be making a tremendous difference to people’s lives. Fundraising for Oxfam is a rewarding experience and can also be great fun!

    Oxfam works with local communities to help them create their own sustainable solutions to poverty. Together they are promoting education, ensuring access to clean water, teaching skills to grow food and advocating for their basic rights.

    Chicago
    Date Sat 24th Aug 2019 to Sat 7th Sep 2019
    A true New York City Institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz; one show-stopping song after another; and the slickest dancing in town. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sexy, sassy score includes "All That Jazz" and "Razzle Dazzle”.

    No wonder Chicago has been honoured with six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy and thousands of standing ovations. It would be a crime to miss it!
    Blockbuster Super Netball Double Header
    Date Sat 24th Aug 2019
    The 2019 Suncorp Super Netball regular season finishes with a bang as Qudos Bank Arena plays host to the second Double Header of the year in Round 14!

    Giants Netball will host an East v West clash against West Coast Fever while the NSW Swifts will face an old foe in the Queensland Firebirds.

    Both NSW sides will be looking to secure their places in the 2019 Finals Series against fierce opposition in this Saturday blockbuster.

    It’s two games for the price of one! It’s Suncorp Super Netball at its finest. Don’t miss it!
    Shostakovich Symphony No.4
    Date Wed 28th Aug 2019 to Sat 31st Aug 2019
    The arabesques and infectious energy of Armenian folk music animate composer Aram Khachaturian’s extravagantly tuneful Violin Concerto, the ideal vehicle for virtuoso violinist James Ehnes’s suave and soulful playing.

    Shostakovich’s huge Fourth Symphony is a churning dynamo of sound for a huge orchestra. Visceral, grandiose, cartoonish and tragic, it is one of Shostakovich’s most pointed works: a jab at the pompous tyrants, and a cry of anguish. After its premiere was cancelled, Shostakovich turned to more covert means of dissent; his life depended on it.

    Shostakovich expert, conductor Mark Wigglesworth has the measure of this enigmatic masterpiece that retains an electrifying power and relevance to this day.
    Hawkesbury Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show
    Date Fri 30th Aug 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
    The Hawkesbury Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show will be at the Hawkesbury Showground, Clarendon - don't miss one of the best outdoor events in Western Sydney.

    Find your new dream boat or caravan, and while you're at it check out the freestyle bike show, the fishing show, and the reptile awareness show! With over 180 exhibitors you are sure to find what you're after to turn your next trip into an unforgettable adventure!

    Check out the all new web site or check them out on Facebook.
    Stamp, Coin and Collectables Fair: September
    Date Sat 31st Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
    Dealers and Club Tables, Lucky Door Prize, Kids Show Bags.
    There will be a variety of Stamps, Covers, Postmarks, Cinderellas, Postcards, Thematics, Coins and Accessories.

    A good range of Ephemera, China, Glass, Retro Wares and more.

    Refreshments available. Free entry and off street parking available.

    The Fair is held twice each year. April and September.
    Fathers Day Lunch Cruise
    Date Sun 1st Sep 2019
    Stuck for ideas on how to treat Dad this Father's Day?

    There is no other place on earth that comes close to Sydney Harbour and the lunch cruise is the perfect way to capture all of the stunning sights whilst enjoying sensational catering and hospitality for Father's Day.

    Step aboard and indulge in a freshly prepared seafood and carvery buffet lunch whilst live artists provide the perfect backdrop whilst you dine. Enjoy a beverage from the licensed bar and let time pass you by as you embrace the spectacular harbour views from spacious indoor and outdoor seated viewing decks.

    Three Hour lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour with allocated seated dining. Delicious Seafood and Carvery Buffet lunch.
    Tempting desserts, tea and coffee. Free beer for every Dad.
    Excellent value bar packages available. Live Aussie band.

    Photographer on board. Prizes to be won including deluxe hampers. Magnificent views of Sydney Harbour. Indoor and outdoor decks for unrestricted 360 degree views. Professional host to ensure everyone has a great time. A great day out for everyone to enjoy!
    Cabramatta Moon Festival
    Date Sun 8th Sep 2019
    Cabramatta Moon Festival is a unique cultural event like no other, attracting more than 90,000 people each year. Join them and discover what the fuss is all about!

    Be enticed by the delicious and authentic food stalls that line the streets, live entertainment, free rides and activities, spectacular fireworks and the overall energetic atmosphere. This is a family friendly event that caters for visitors of all ages.

    There will be special guest appearances as well as crowd favourites such as traditional lion dances, the Moon Goddess and children's lantern parade, and competitions such as one-handed prawn peeling.

    Find out more about Sydney’s largest Asian festival and visit the website, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
    Picnic in the Park
    Date Sun 8th Sep 2019
    The next Picnic in the Park will be held on Sunday 8 September 2019 at Macarthur Park.

    More information about the event and stallholder applications to come.
    Omega Ensemble: Mahler One
    Date Tue 10th Sep 2019
    Symphonic forces take a new form with this electrifying presentation of Mahler’s ‘Titanic’ work.

    Mahler’s symphonies are recognised for their orchestral might, however the composer often draws on pure chamber music textures in his work to achieve his impressive sound. In this thrilling chamber arrangement by British composer Iain Farrington, the vast orchestral forces are harnessed by 15 soloists, revealing hidden details in the score and the power of Mahler’s gestures and intricacy. This performance is accompanied by a quintet presentation of Chopin’s luscious Piano Concerto No.1 and a World Premiere work by Australian composer Gordon Kerry.

    Program:
    Mahler - Symphony No. 1 “The Titan” (arr. Iain Farrington)
    Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11 (arr. for Piano and String Quintet)
    Kerry - Clarinet Quintet [World Premiere]
    Ghost Sonata at Opera Australia
    Date Wed 11th Sep 2019 to Sat 14th Sep 2019
    A young student is drawn into a frightening house where nothing is as it seems. At a dinner party, secrets unravel and everything horrible is made plain.

    Performance is at Opera Australia's Scenery Workshop, The Opera Centre
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
    Date Wed 11th Sep 2019 to Sat 14th Sep 2019
    As the Resistance and First Order race to find the location of the last Jedi Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who has mysteriously disappeared, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a renegade stormtrooper, are unwittingly thrown in the middle of the conflict. To defeat the villainous First Order, one of them must discover the dormant Force within, and awaken it.

    Experience The Force Awakens, with composer John Williams’ score performed live by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

    This film is classified M – science fiction themes and violence. Recommended for persons over the age of 15.
    Cinema Under The Stars
    Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
    The next Cinema Under The Stars will be held on Saturday 14 September 2019 at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.

    More information to come.
    Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
    Date Sun 15th Sep 2019
    Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts around 33,000 participants annually.

    In 2013 the Blackmores Sydney Marathon was the first Australian marathon to be broadcast live in 23 years. The popularity of the Sydney Marathon has attracted both international and local elite athletes and as a result in 2014 the Sydney Marathon achieved Gold Label by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

    The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival consists of four exciting events, all crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Marathon, Half Marathon and Bridge Run (10 kilometre Certified) distances finishing at the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Family Fun Run (3.5 kilometre) at Sydney's prestigious Conservatorium of Music.

    Runners, joggers and walkers of all skill levels and ages will experience a challenge or a fun day out to explore the extraordinary scenic views of Sydney.
    Kids Fun Day
    Date Wed 18th Sep 2019
    The next Kids Fun Day will be held on Wednesday 18 Septemver 2019 at Kirkham Park, Elderslie.

    More information about the event and stallholder applications to come.
    Holst's Planets
    Date Wed 25th Sep 2019 to Sat 28th Sep 2019
    Russia comes to London with a concerto by composer Nikolai Medtner, the Russian virtuoso who settled there in the 1930s. Medtner’s music has long been overshadowed by that of his friend Rachmaninoff, but his first concerto revels in the sheer beauty of the piano, spinning fabulous melodies that seem to flow from the soul of the instrument.

    Alexei Volodin makes a seductive case for this opulent work. He’s a pianist in the muscular Russian tradition with the soul of a poet, displaying ‘magisterial mental and physical control that serve musical imagination and insight’.

    The Planets is a must-hear event under conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy’s baton. The astrological portraits of the celestial bodies are triumphs of dazzling orchestral magic and unforgettable musical imagery – the foreboding march of Mars, the fizzing energy of Mercury, the ethereal voices of Neptune. And the big, uplifting tune for Jupiter was such a hit that it was adapted as the song ‘I Vow to Thee My Country’.
    Property Buyer Expo - Sydney
    Date Fri 27th Sep 2019 to Sun 29th Sep 2019
    The Property Buyer Expo has become the premier industry event of the year. It provides an educational platform for investors and home buyers to listen to leading industry speakers and exhibitors all under one roof.

    Utilising the most recognisable names in the property industry, the Property Buyer Expo offers free and paid seminars to investors wanting to gather information to make sound investment decisions. The exhibition is a must see for those wanting to either break into the property market, upgrade their home or build wealth through property investments.

    The Property Buyer Expo is passionate about education, and want to continue to share knowledge with you outside of the exhibition dates.

    They run monthly webinars and share content regularly on their Facebook Page, and on Property Buyer Expo Television.

    Since 2015, the Property Buyer Expo has brought together thousands of savvy investors under one roof.

    It’s a place where you can learn the tried and tested strategies to succeed in the property market from Australia’s most recognised industry experts and strategists.

    With a vast array of speaker lineups and expert exhibitors, the Property Buyer Expo has something to benefit everyone from first home buyers to experienced investors and homeowners.

    Sydney Taiwan Festival
    Date Sat 28th Sep 2019 to Sun 29th Sep 2019
    The Sydney Taiwan Festival is a cultural celebration of Taiwanese lifestyle, food, culture and art, and the diverse multiculturalism of Australia. Taiwan has a remarkably rich cultural diversit