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Julie Hickson Exhibition
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Fri 30th Nov 2018
Julie Hickson is an artist with a passion for Australian Natives. Julie developed her original approach to using stencils in painting and formed the concept for ‘pod and pod’, the moniker under which she produces a wide variety of work on canvas based on Australian botanicals and coastal scenes all of which are made in a limited series - numbered as they would be in an edition of prints.

The exhibition will include a number of Julie’s traditional artworks as well as new artwork completed specifically for the Australian Botanic Garden’s 30th birthday.
Live Art by James Patrick at Park Hyatt Sydney
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Sun 9th Dec 2018
Park Hyatt Sydney is nestled in Sydney Harbour with beautiful views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

Artist James Patrick will be creating a unique artwork, live inside Park Hyatt Sydney during November and early December 2018 from Thursday to Sunday each evening.

Drop by the bar inside Park Hyatt Sydney for a drink and chat with artist James Patrick and see the detailed artwork come to life.
Right Here Right Now - a contemporary place-based experience in the heart of Blacktown
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018
For nine nights in November, they challenge you to experience their city of Blacktown in a brand new way.

Right Here Right Now is the latest partnership between Blacktown Arts and Urban Theatre Projects. Immerse yourself in performance, installation, music, film and food inspired by the stories, characters and artists from across the region.

A ticket to Right Here Right Now invites audiences to embark on a 3.5 hour journey of works presented in restaurants, arcades and public spaces along Blacktown’s iconic Main Street with a shared dinner along the way.
Luxury Dining on a Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Tue 30th Apr 2019
Premium dining at it’s best! Book your seats on this glass boat Sydney Harbour lunch cruise, where every seat feels like a window seat! Enjoy roving views of Sydney Harbour as you enjoy a gourmet four-course lunch, freshly-prepared on board by expert chefs.

Your Clearview lunch cruise experience starts with canapés and drinks on the Sky Deck for the first hour of the cruise, enjoying roving Sydney Harbour views. You are then ushered to your private reserved table for a restaurant-style seated and served three-course lunch.

The glass walls of the vessel lets you enjoy spectacular Sydney Harbour views even while dining, making this a unique cruising experience in Sydney! Book your seats and experience fine dining Clearview-style!
Make It Merry With Sydney Harbour Christmas Party Cruises
Date Thu 1st Nov 2018 to Sun 30th Dec 2018
Make fond memories with friends and family and entertain your clients and colleagues aboard Sydney Harbour Christmas Party Cruises! Offering six impressive lunch and dinner packages, these cruise have all the right elements to make your Christmas dinner or lunch party, a memorable one!

Enjoy a unique waterfront dining experience and choose from a buffet or seated-and-served menu, freshly prepared on board by experienced chefs! Indulge in spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and cruise along the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House! All vessels are built to exceptional nautical standards and are well-appointed with modern interiors and luxury amenities, making them suitable for all your party requirements.

Their vessels have been successfully hosting Christmas lunch and dinner party cruises on Sydney Harbour for over 30 years and have earned the reputation for delivering quality cruise experiences at value-for-money prices.

Book your Christmas party cruise today!
Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Exhibition
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize was established in 1988 to celebrate Australia’s bi-centenary. Since then it has grown to become one of this country’s most prestigious art prizes with the largest prize money of any art competition in Australia. The prize attracts not only the cream of Australian portraiture artists but encourages artists at all stages of their careers to enter.

Visit historic Juniper Hall for an exhibition of winner and finalists' portrait paintings of 2018.

To celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the 2018 exhibition will not only feature this year's finalists but also a selection of works from the Moran collection.  This is a one off opportunity to see winning artworks from past years of the Moran Prize including some of Australia's most acclaimed artists like Lesley Rice, Ben Quilty and Prudence Flint to name a few.
Fisher's Ghost Art Award
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Thu 13th Dec 2018
The Fisher’s Ghost Art Award coincides with Campbelltown’s annual Festival of Fisher’s Ghost. Held over 10 days, the Festival dates back to 1956 and celebrates Australia’s most famous ghost – Frederick Fisher.

The Open section of the Art Award is acquisitive to the C-A-C permanent collection and is awarded prize-money of AUD20,000. In the past it has been awarded to some of Australia’s most respected Contemporary artists including Elisabeth Cummings, Khaled Sabsabi, Justene Williams, David Bromley, Marion Borgelt, Raquel Ormella and Philip Wolfhagen.

There is over AUD30,000 in prize money to be won across multiple categories.
Soul Messengers Rozelle
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Come join Soul Messengers as they kick back into gear for a big run of November shows. Three sets of smokin' RnB, Soul and Blues.
Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
Date Fri 2nd Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Hear Sydney Youth Orchestra Philharmonic tackle the extroverted and wild fourth Symphony under the expert guidance of conductor Brian Buggy OAM for an evening you do not want to miss.

Following his catastrophic marriage to former student Antonina Miliukova, lasting a mere two months, Tchaikovsky made a start on his fourth symphony. After emerging from a profound period of writer’s block and battling with a heavy bout of depression, it’s perhaps unsurprising that the music is urgent, supercharged and violent at points. Even the opening bars of the first movement are intended to represent a metaphor for Fate, or, as poor old Tchaikovsky put it: 'the fatal power which prevents one from attaining the goal of happiness'.

Young children are welcome at Sydney Youth Orchestra concerts. For all performances, children two years of age or older must have a ticket (even if the accompanying adult intends to sit the child on his/her knees).

Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Please bring your ticket to display at the door and gain entry to the venue.

Concert programs are available for a gold coin donation.
Metropolitan Race Days at Menangle Park
Date Sat 3rd Nov 2018 to Fri 15th Mar 2019
Enjoy a day at the trots, visit the outstanding track and facilities.

The racing precinct has everything to accommodate every enthusiasts needs and offers a wide range of options for the general public right through to the corporate identities. The spacious lawns are family friendly and the public facilities are inviting.

Phone for racing start times.
Jersey Boys
Date Mon 5th Nov 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
Jersey Boys tells the true-life story and the rise to stardom of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons who were one of the most successful bands in pop music history.

The band sold over 175 million records and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for their worldwide hits including Can’t Take My Eyes off You, Walk Like a Man, Bye Bye Baby, Sherry and Big Girls Don’t Cry, which all feature in the musical.

Coming to the Capitol Theatre in September 2018.
Creative Writing Course
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018 to Wed 13th Mar 2019
This creative writing course is highly practical. This course is aimed at stimulating your creativity and imagination, finding answers to your questions as a writer, including your authentic voice, structuring narrative and crafting a plot.

This creative writing course will challenge you by asking why, what and who are you writing for as well as how to enhance your writing skills. No matter what stage you are at in your writing, this creative writing course aims to support you through to the next step and will facilitate an exchange of ideas with like-minded participants. At the completion of this creative writing course you will leave feeling inspired with a direction to continue your pursuits.
Sydney to Hobart Boxing Day Cruise
Date Tue 6th Nov 2018 to Wed 26th Dec 2018
On Boxing Day Sydney Harbour comes alive for the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. The visual spectacular of maxi yachts and pleasure craft on glistening blue waters is not to be missed and Starship Sydney will be front and centre, at the start of the race.

Join in and enjoy the day with them as they cheer them off on their race down the coast to Tasmania. Beverages and food available on board. Cruise time is 11am - 2pm. Boarding King Street Wharf 4, Darling Harbour.

Great Christmas Gift Idea.

Sydney International Women's Jazz Festival
Date Wed 7th Nov 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018
The Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival features a program of outstanding overseas guests and some of the most vibrant groups on the local scene.

It’s an inclusive program showcasing a diverse range of musical styles and influences.
Stevie Fieldsend: Hereafter
Date Wed 7th Nov 2018 to Sat 1st Dec 2018
Irrespective of her medium, whether glass, wood or textile, Stevie Fieldsend’s art is visceral; it is vested in flesh and blood, born of her lived experience and her subconscious; redolent of the life force, of mystery, angst, desire. Her works are maternal, matriarchal, spawned, connected, morphing, giving birth to each other.
National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
The National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the very best of emerging contemporary art. Master of Fine Art students will exhibit work of exceptional quality, imagination and technical skill. The exhibition is free, with much of the work for sale – including ceramics, drawing, painting, printmaking, photomedia and sculpture.
Contours By Mike Staniford
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018 to Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Mike Staniford will be presenting his debut solo exhibition, ‘Contours’, showcasing a collection of evocative landscape paintings that explore the contours of the land.

Running from 8 November to 28 November at ‘me Artspace’ in St Leonards, Sydney, Mike’s works are an interpretation of Australian landscapes imagined through a unique approach to form, structure and the interplay of colour.

Mike uses broad, swift movements in his paintings to create a sense of spontaneity. Through the immediacy of his brushstrokes, his paintings enhance the natural rhythm and tempo of the environment.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Magistic Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
Date Thu 8th Nov 2018 to Mon 31st Dec 2018
A dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour, on board the luxury catamaran Magistic Two is one of the must-do things to do in Sydney! A local favourite, the sumptuous freshly-prepared buffet offers a proper restaurant-style dining experience, paired with changing views of Sydney Harbour and its icons the Harbour Bridge and Opera House! Book your seats today!
Australian PlantBank Free Guided Tours
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
Visitors to the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan now have the unique opportunity to visit an exciting new scientific research facility in a free guided tour of the new PlantBank.

On the weekends the dedicated volunteer guides at the Garden provide free guided tours of the Australian PlantBank (please keep in mind these do not go behind the scenes like the paid tours do). The free tours show visitors where conservation collections are researched, grown and banked and encourage them to learn more about Australia’s diverse flora.

(Please note: Tours are subject to availability and may not run every weekend. Visitors are advised to contact the Garden to confirm times and availability. Tour times can vary so please contact the Visitor Centre to confirm times and to book your space on the tour as tours book out quickly).

Tour times: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am and 1pm.

Duration: Tours run for approximately one hour.

Cost: Free.
Guided Indigenous Walk of Dharawal National Park
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
Discover the Dharawal National Park and learn about Indigenous heritage on this guided walking tour. Enjoy a wander with an Aboriginal Discovery Ranger, as you take a fresh look at the landscape from a Koori perspective.

This tour will be available on the second Saturday of each month from February to November 2019. The tours are 1.5 hours in duration. Bookings are essential and places are strictly limited. Payment is required upon booking. Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat, and to bring a bottle of water with them on the day. The tour will still proceed in the event of wet weather.

9am tour - O' Hares Lookout Trail ( Easy grade - sealed track, accessible walk)
11.30am tour - Management Trail (Medium grade - unsealed track, takes in Minerva pools)
Sip and Sail Twilight Cruise
Date Sat 10th Nov 2018 to Sat 9th Mar 2019
Sip and Sail Sunset Cruises combine a unique sailing experience on Sydney Harbour with the enjoyment of tasting a selection of local organic wines and Australian cheeses with accompaniments.

Set sail aboard a beautiful 58-foot sailing yacht for a memorable twilight cruise on Sydney Harbour soaking up the Sydney highlights in a truly relaxing environment.

Your sunset sail begins at Rose Bay, Sydney where your hosts for the evening Clare and Paul welcome you aboard Pilgrim.

Pilgrim is the perfect yacht for a sunset cruise. She's stable and comfortable with a large foredeck and two cockpits - so plenty of seating and space for you to spread out and relax.

With around only 12 guests on board you'll enjoy a very personal service from your hosts - whether you want to learn about sailing, try steering the boat or just relax.

On board, there is a selection of Tamburlaine Organic Wines (note: no red wine) and for the non-wine drinkers, beer and soft drinks are available too. There is also a selection of delicious cheeses and accompaniments to enjoy with drinks as you relax on the cruise.

Board Rose Bay: 5.30pm. Return: 7.30pm. Available Saturday nights from November to March.
50 Songs in Five Days
Date Mon 12th Nov 2018 to Fri 16th Nov 2018
50 Songs in Five Days is a unique event that has launched the careers of some of Australia’s biggest international artists
The magic happens by their 80 songwriters, producers and musicians spread over five studios over five days.

The five day event in Sydney, NSW, pairs up-and-coming songwriters with top line musicians and producers. Over the course of one magical week, teams write, produce and create 50 Songs, some of which are released and have had global fame. Past participants have included Tina Arena, Jess Mauboy and international songwriter, Sarah Aarons.
Leanne Thomas: Songs of Light and Shade
Date Tue 13th Nov 2018 to Mon 26th Nov 2018
Art2Muse Gallery presents the solo exhibition 'Songs of Light and Shade' by Sydney based artist Leanne Thomas. The series revisits old photos the artist took of weeks-old hydrangeas taken at the end of the day, dimly lit and in the last rays of light.
Sharp Short Dance
Date Tue 13th Nov 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018
Sydney’s most exciting competitive dance festival is back for its 11th year to unearth the country’s best young dancers and choreographers.
Dancers and choreographers aged 21 years and under will compete for awards and highly-sought after industry secondments with major professional dance companies such as Sydney Dance Company Pre-Professional Year, Catapult Dance, Stalker Theatre, Phly Crew and Dance Makers Collective.

This year’s judging panel is comprised of esteemed members of the industry including Adam Blanch (former Sydney Dance Company and Australian Dance Theatre dancer), Katina Olsen (former Bangarra Dance Theatre dancer), Jake Murray (Sydney Tap Festival) and Claire Gammon (Ausdance NSW).

The judging panel will be looking for excellence in performance and innovative choreography to determine the following award winners - Outstanding Male and Female Performers, Most Innovative Choreography, Outstanding Solo, Duet and Ensemble Performances, and the Audience Choice Award.



Sharp Short Dance celebrates the sheer joy of dance in all its forms including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, hip hop and cultural dance. Since its launch, the event has hosted hundreds of entrants, with many returning each year, to strive for artistic excellence, develop their choreographic and performance skills, meet like-minded artists, and network with peers and industry experts.

Free Weekly Meditation Classes in Paddington
Date Wed 14th Nov 2018 to Wed 5th Dec 2018
For beginners and regulars: join at any time.

Finding balance in life: how to meditate at home, how to keep in balance, techniques to help reduce stress. All sessions will include guided collective meditations, video/audio lectures by Shri Mataji (founder), discussions and Q and A sessions.

Sahaja Yoga aims to address imbalances by awakening the innate spiritual potential. This is a simple but profound experience that can naturally help to harmonise and integrate life.

Regular meditation can help to eliminate much inner stress and tension.

Meditation techniques are very easy to learn, no physical exercises, postures or special clothing required, sit on chairs during meditation, free admission - no booking required.

Company
Date Wed 14th Nov 2018 to Sat 1st Dec 2018
This ground breaking and Tony Award winning musical masterpiece is a mature, intelligent and wildly funny look at relationships, vulnerability and ‘being alive.’

On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert struggles to think of a wish to make as he blows out his birthday candles. Over a series of dinner parties, first dates, and thoughtful conversations, Robert attempts to understand what it means to be married and begins to make sense of his own persistent bachelorhood. A trailblazer of the dark comedy musical, Company was among the first musicals to deal with adult themes and relationships.

American composer Stephen Sondheim is known for the startling complexity of his lyricism and music. The actor and playwright George Furth is best remembered for his collaborations with Sondheim.

Company is the very first musical and just the second show to play in new boutique performance venue, Limelight on Oxford in Darlinghurst. 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.
Emirates Australian Open: Golf
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
As Australia's oldest and most storied professional golf event, the Australian Open and the Stonehaven Cup have been engraved in history. The famous trophy can tell so many stories, but perhaps not the whole truth. Player, Nicklaus, Palmer, Watson, Norman, Thomson, The Von... they all have places on the Stonehaven Cup. But there are those who tried and stumbled, that list almost as illustrious - Tiger, Sev, Faldo, Floyd, Els.
National Construction Equipment Convention
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018 to Sat 17th Nov 2018
The National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC) is Australia’s first national event for the civil engineering and infrastructure construction industry.

The free-to-attend exhibition is a global showcase of innovation, with the biggest brands converging to display heavy equipment and technologies new to market. Source what you need to improve productivity, decrease operating costs and increase profitability.

At the conference, you’ll hear from industry experts as they discuss case studies and form panel discussions on the most innovative projects from around the world. Hear upcoming project announcements and find out how to future proof your operations by embracing technology.
Cine Latino Film Festival
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018 to Wed 28th Nov 2018
Cine Latino, Australia’s largest festival of Latin American cinema, is thrilled to return for its second year with screenings at Palace Cinemas across November 2018.

Screening in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Perth Cine Latino will showcase the best films from Central and South America. Beginning in Mexico, this year’s Cine Latino Film Festival features films from across the region, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic and Paraguay.

Opens with Alfonso Cuaron's (Gravity, Children of Men) latest film, ROMA, on 15 November, Palace Norton Street.
Japanese Film Festival: Sydney
Date Thu 15th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
Experience the best in contemporary Japanese cinema, from film festival favourites and box-office hits to independent gems and quirky anime!

The Japanese Film Festival in Australia (JFF) is presented by The Japan Foundation, Sydney. The JFF started in 1997 with only three film screenings. It has now grown into a program of over 40 films touring Australia nationally. JFF continues to showcase the newest films from Japan, curating a program that highlights a new generation of Japanese cinema with films ranging from arthouse to popular entertainment.

The 22nd Japanese Film Festival (JFF) celebrates diversity, highlighting unique stories told from unexpected angles and welcoming the exciting next generation of Japanese film-making talent.

When you join them in the cinema this year, you might see a half-Japanese man piecing together his cultural identity, a Korean-Japanese family weathering life’s challenges in postwar Japan, or an actress-turned-housewife who finds her second chance in the spotlight, thanks to a zombie film. No matter which films you pick, you’re sure to meet interesting characters at JFF 2018.

For the film schedule and tickets, please visit their website.
Kia Friday Night Racing
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Fri 8th 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, 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. Award winning hospitality packages available for all nights!
Opera Wine and Dine - Opera Banquet
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Dine in one of Sydney CBD’s most beautiful heritage listed dining rooms whilst luxuriating in some of the opera world's most beautiful music. ​

Opera Bites has once again partnered with The Castlereagh Boutique Hotel to bring you an unforgettable evening of fully costumed popular opera complete with a bespoke menu and select fine wines to match.

As you step through the doors of this breath-taking heritage listed dining room you’ll find yourself immersed in the world of operatic splendour.

A unique experience to cherish with arias and ensembles from the world’s most adored operas. Expect to be seduced by favourites you’ll know and love from Turandot, Rigoletto, La Boheme, Don Giovanni, Lakmé, Carmen and more.

With witty narration to give a sense of context and presented in true Opera Bites style, bask in this feast for the senses with an Opera Gala like no other.

Book a table for your clients, colleagues or friends for a superb end of year celebration event to remember.

Tickets include entertainment, three course bespoke menu and select fine wines to match.

A Little Lunch Music: Kathryn Selby
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
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, curated by Kathryn Selby AM, Artistic Director of this series. Take your pick from one (or all!) of 12 events in 2018, and return to the rest of your day feeling uplifted and inspired.

Pianist Kathryn Selby AM presents a solo recital of works by Bach and Schubert that have been especially meaningful to her musical life. This is a wonderful opportunity to hear Selby without her customary ‘friends’!
Garden pARTy
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Nature and art—a great combination. This one of a kind after-hours event is a dynamic combination of live beats, social art-making and refreshments in the beautiful Australian Botanic Garden. The evening’s art-making is scheduled to include a contemporary combination of life drawing, botanical studies and en plein air painting. Participants will enjoy using a variety of materials to capture the human figure amongst the blooming flowers and a truly ‘au naturel’ setting.

Party only (without the art class) free.

Bookings essential online.

For more information and to buy tickets head to the website.
Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Mon 10th Jun 2019
Who would you be if you were a character from Star Wars? Find out as you build your own personal and unique Star Wars hero in this interactive exhibition featuring 200 original Star Wars objects.

Designed for visitors of all ages, explore your own identity and learn about the forces that shape you through a series of interactive stations within the exhibition. Each answer you give will define a unique Star Wars character that you’ll create and meet at the end of the exhibition.

Along the way, discover rare treasures from the Lucasfilm archives and see original costumes, props, models and artworks up close as you go behind the scenes of the movie-making process. There’s BB-8, R2-D2, the Millenium Falcon, Yoda from Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, Darth Vader’s suit from Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, plus so much more!

Visiting Australia for the first time and exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, don’t miss this chance to get to know Luke, Han, Leia, Yoda, and more Star Wars characters on a whole new level as you learn more about yourself in this interactive adventure.

May the Force Be With You.
Lolo Lovina
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Lolo Lovina (‘Red Beer’) is an intoxicating brew infused with Unza, Swing and Balkan Gypsy beats. Fronted by Australian born Hungarian Romani- Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak. Lolo Lovina`s music reflects the cosmopolitan identity of an artist, who grew up with three native tongues and cultures.

The charming and passionate performance of their charismatic singer makes each concert a unique experience. Featuring Serbian/Berliner Romani husband Nenad Radic is drummer and guitarist, David Carr on guitar and banjo (Sydney), Nathan Gatt on double bass (Sydney), Stefan Nocevski on trumpet (Melbourne) and Muharem Sulejman on saxophione (Melbourne).
Camouflage Rose – Taste Tour
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Camouflage Rose returns in celebration of his debut EP ’Taste’ hot off the success of his hit singles ‘Late Nights’, ‘Wildflowers’ and ‘Let Me Down’ ft George Maple for another round of explosive shows and cementing his place as one of the fastest growing and exciting acts in the country.

With the impending release of his debut EP Taste on October 12th and his current single ‘Let Me Down’ ft. George Maple making waves, Camouflage Rose will be taking his now renowned show on the road to celebrate, bringing with him brand new music and visuals.

The Taste tour is guaranteed to be his biggest yet—don’t miss out!
Succulent Wreath Workshop
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Christmas succulent wreaths make beautiful gifts and adornments to your door.

Join Hilary Woodfine for this festive workshop where you will learn how to create and maintain your own Christmas succulent wreath.

You will be provided with all the materials and a variety of succulents of all different shapes and sizes to make a wreath approximately 25 centimetres in diameter.

Included: Materials and morning tea.
Steve Edmunds Band
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
The Steve Edmonds band has garnered a reputation as one of the country's coolest blues/rock bands. Edmonds' many years as guitarist to some of Australia's finest recording artists (Jimmy Barnes, Renee Geyer, Doug Parkinson, Billy Thorpe, Delta Goodrem, Margaret Urlich, Chain, Hippo’s, Matt Finish and Shannon Noll to name a few) has earned him a quality reputation as sideman to the stars and guitarist extraordinaire.

The Steve Edmonds band create a great party vibe incorporating some damn fine playing and a hit list of classic 70's blues drenched guitar anthems, putting the great Australian Pub Rock tradition back at the top of its game with an “all killer, no filler” attitude.

If you’re up for a great night out of live, 100% Rock and Roll music without the corny gimmicks, cabaret pretence and drum machines be sure to check them out. You won’t be disappointed!
Strange Tenants 'Militant Style' National Tour - Sydney
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Iconic Melbourne underground ska band Strange Tenants may be 37 years young, but this year promises to be one of their most exciting and productive with the release of their eighth album Militant Style. Featuring an eight piece line-up, the band is set to enthrall crowds with energetic performances across the country as part of a national tour, so music fans won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to catch these trailblazing legends of Australian ska bringing the house down once again.
Copperline Debut Album Launch
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Friends, the time has finally arrived!

They are super excited to announce the official launch of Rusty Fords and Weatherboards, Copperline's debut album. Save. The. Date.

Doors and restaurant open from 5pm, and they'll be hanging out from then, so feel free to drop by a nibble, tipple and a chat before the festivities begin.

They'll be joined by two other great acts on the night, and there will be a DJ playing until late for those who want to party on.

Stay posted for more details and hope to see you there.
Pape Mbaye and Chosani Afrique and More
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Restaurant 5pm–late.

Pape M'Baye and Chosani Afrique - African beats
With Micheal (guitar), John (bass), Pape (guitar and vocals), Sam (trumpet), Yacou (drums), Thiass (percussion and vocals).

8pm
Yannick Koffi and the Groove Collective - Jazz/Funk/Soul
With Yannick Koffi (guitar and vocals), Harry Tompsett (guitar and vocals), Zac Olsen (saxophone), Miles Bennett (trumpet), Matt Harris (piano), Ryu Kodama (drums).
Six Metal Bands for Cosmic Art's EP: Polarised
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Cosmic Art are putting on a night of metal madness to celebrate their EP Polarized being recently launched onto mainstream digital streaming services, and they are bringing along a few friends.

With six mighty bands on in one night it'll be like your own mini-metal festival!

Joining Cosmic Art will be:

Minor Surgery
T-Rex Autopsy
Riot Chain
Thraxas!
Acrolysis

All bands above are true local legends and are ready to bring the noise! So light up your Friday night with this superb and brutal collection of Sydney's finest guitar-slingers, skin-thumpers and mic-destroyers!
Kids Charity Pyjama Party
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Wear your favourite bedtime attire, Teddys are welcome! All proceeds go towards the Pyjama Foundation supporting the education of children in foster care. Don't miss out!
Andrew Dickeson Quartet Featuring Dan Barnett
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Great food available at all times.

The event will be featuring Dan Barnett (vocals/trombone), Andrew Dickeson (drums), Sam Rollings (guitar) and Ashley Turner (bass). It'll all be happening on Level One, in the hip and cosy room known as Grooveyard. Whether you wanna dance, party or just chill out—this is the band to make your night just right.

They'll swing you into bad health, and back again!

Doors/restaurant 5pm.
Bek Jensen and the Gold Rockets
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018
Raised on a diet of Funk and Soul (Bek's mother is Shauna Jensen), in her profession as a backing vocalist Bek has toured nationally with Australia’s iconic artists including Cold Chisel, Jimmy and Mahalia Barnes, Tina Harrod, The Sleepy Jackson, Paul McDermott, Alphamama, Morganics, Jackie Orszaczky, Clayton and Lachy Doley.

Don’t miss this opportunity for an up-close and personal performance!

Capacity for this show is limited to 70.
False Pretences by Eric Chappell
Date Fri 16th Nov 2018 to Sun 18th Nov 2018
The Sutherland Theatre Company presents Eric Chappell's fabulous farce, "False Pretences".

Cast: Beattie, Robert Stewart, Anita Lenzo, Jeff Houston, Gareth Martin, Vanessa Henderson and Scott Brawley.

About the show: When confidence trickster Victor Blake descends on his long suffering sister and brother-in-law after a spell in prison he finds that they have a guest—an attractive and wealthy widow. He sees this as a solution to his financial problems and deploys his charm and trickery to ensnare her. But one scheme founders after another until Victor finds himself in more trouble than he can handle. A fabulous farce from the ever reliable Eric Chappell.
Loy Krathong Festival
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Take part in the beautiful traditions of Thai culture at the Loy Krathong Festival.

The magical energy, sounds and flavours of Thailand will be on display, with enchanting lighting treatments, traditional games, and a range of delicious South East Asian food offerings.

The Loy Krathong stage will come alive with cultural performances by local and international stars.

Relax with a chilled beverage in the glowing Thai Beer Garden, sponsored by Singha Beer.

Enjoy and explore the children’s playground decorated with a canopy of floating sky lanterns.
Diner en Blanc
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Le Dîner en Blanc has grown a mass following within the fashion, food, social and cultural communities, attracting designers, actors, models, media and a myriad of Sydney personalities. This year, over 4,500 guests will have the chance to don their most glamorous white outfits and join in the exclusive affair.

Last year’s event took place at the picturesque Sydney Opera House, offering over 4,000 white-clad guests the enviable view of the iconic Harbour Bridge and surrounding shoreline.

In November, Sydney’s best kept “secret”, Le Dîner en Blanc, returns to take over one of Sydney’s most stunning public spaces. This year, the elegant affair is celebrating its fifth anniversary and is set to do it in style, with more guests than ever before, show-stopping entertainment and stunning views, all at an, as yet, undisclosed surprise location.
Lee Kernaghan Boys from the Bush 25th Anniversary with Special Guests The Wolfe Brothers
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Lee Kernaghan’s Boys from The Bush 25th Anniversary Tour launched in Tamworth on Australia Day 2017 and has sold out 29 of the 32 shows on the 2017 tour A. By popular demand the tour has been extended into 2018 with concerts continuing through this year.

Kernaghan is long-time and passionate supporter of rural and regional Australia. His Pass the Hat Around Australia Tours, Spirit of The Bush and Farmhand concerts have raised millions of dollars for drought, flood and bushfire relief, hospitals, schools, ambulance and volunteer organisations nation-wide. In 2004 Kernaghan was the recipient of an Order of Australia Medal and was named 2008 Australian of the Year.
Families In the Wild
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Spring has arrived, so leave the house and enjoy nature at its finest. Join them with your whole family and learn how to survive in the bush. If you want your child to play in nature but are not quite sure how to create the right experience or make the most of the great outdoors, then this is the ideal workshop for you. Bring your family and join them for an activity packed two hours where they show you how to explore, take risks and be challenged in a natural learning environment.

Age: Families with kids from five to twelve years

Bookings essential online.
Families in the Wild
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Spring has arrived, so leave the house and enjoy nature at its finest. Join them with your whole family and learn how to survive in the bush.

If you want your child to play in nature but are not quite sure how to create the right experience or make the most of the great outdoors, then this is the ideal workshop for you. Bring your family and join them for an activity packed two hours where they show you how to explore, take risks and be challenged in a natural learning environment.

Age:Families with kids from five to twelve years
Bookings: Essential Online
RnB Fridays Live
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
RnB Fridays Live—aka the party of the year—returns! Illusive Presents, Frontier Touring and Hit Network have raised the bar once again in 2018, bringing to the stage the biggest line-up to date and off-the-chart production to match. They’re talking A-class lighting effects, mammoth sound, tremendous LED video screens and enough pyro that you’d better pack sunscreen.

The concert series will be landing in Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Sydney. Each venue will be transformed into the biggest parties each city will ever see, with over seven glorious hours of live performances. Yep, this year is serious.

Superfans, get in quick for Platinum tickets to be one of 20 lucky winners for a Meet and Greet with Usher! Don’t miss your only chance to watch these stars perform all their hits live all on the one stage. If the first two years of RnB Fridays Live is anything to go by, you’ll want to snap up your tickets up ASAP or you’ll be following the biggest party of the year via your Instagram feed.

With tickets quickly vanishing in previous years, fans are advised not to be fashionably late to this party—the countdown starts now, get in quick!
Caltex Socceroos v Lebanon
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Tue 20th Nov 2018
Say Farewell to a Legend when the Caltex Socceroos take on Lebanon at the ANZ Stadium.

Australian hero Tim Cahill will make one final appearance in Green and Gold before saying goodbye to international football.

Cahill will feature in the latter stages of a game new Head Coach Graham Arnold is using to prepare for Australia's defence of their 2015 AFC Asian Cup crown.

The match will be the last on home soil before the AFC Asian Cup 2019 UAE kicks off in January.

See EPL guns Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan and rising stars like Sydney's own Daniel Arzani in action.

And don't miss a chance to say goodbye to an Australian icon at the ANZ Stadium.
Spring into Nature - A Night with the Bats - Milton Park
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Go Bat crazy for the inaugural Bat Night and learn about these unique creatures and the important role they play in the environment! Council in partnership with the Redfern Creek Bushcare Group, Sydney Wildlife, Wires and the Australasian Bat Society will be hosting an inaugural Bat Night at Milton Park in Macquarie Fields.

Join them to hear about the great work that is happening in the reserve and hear about the work that is happening to conserve Grey Headed Flying Fox across Campbelltown and the Sydney Region. They will also take a guided walk to look at the colony in roost and will then take a step back, sit on the grass and watch these amazing animals fly out into darkness of the night and complete a fly out count!

Participants are advised to arrive approximately 10 minutes before the start time meeting at the softball fields carpark on Macquarie Road. Participants are advised to please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and warm clothing and bring a bottle of water and be ready to learn about one of the most unique native animals!
Secret Supper Club - The Vineyards Series
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Secret Supper Club is a monthly dining experience and pop up restaurant in the Macarthur Region. Hosted by Pretty Picnics and The Chef and Catering
Strange Tenants 'Militant Style' National Tour - Cronulla
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Iconic Melbourne underground ska band Strange Tenants may be 37 years young, but this year promises to be one of their most exciting and productive with the release of their eighth album Militant Style. Featuring an eight piece line-up, the band is set to enthrall crowds with energetic performances across the country as part of a national tour, so music fans won’t want to miss this rare opportunity to catch these trailblazing legends of Australian ska bringing the house down once again.
Cavalcade of History and Fashion Presentation “The Fabulous Fifties”
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Macarthur Quota invite you to A Cavalcade of History and Fashion Presentation on “The Fabulous Fifties”

Glimpse into the lives of the modern housewives and the teenagers of the 1950s.

Delight in the glamour and style of the career woman of this era. Listen to snippets of their social history as told through the lives of the original wearers of these gowns.

A Cavalcade presentation is a themed talk and includes examples from the collection with commentary. Items are carried amongst the audience, allowing a closer look at pieces from the collection.

The Cavalcade of History and Fashion is a collection of original historic gowns and accessories with provenance, dating from the 1700s preserving Australia’s social and fashion history.
Ash Australian Tour
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Northern Ireland’s indie legends Ash finally return down under this November!

Inspired by Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Pixies they are known worldwide for their energetic and incredibly fun live shows that continue to delight fans.

This year, Ash released their seventh studio album “Islands”. Pound-for-pound, it’s also the strongest, most exhilarating long player of Ash’s career, an album which reaffirms the trio’s status as one of the most idiosyncratic and singularly thrilling guitar bands.

Ash have remained popular well after the success of their 1996 classic �”. A testimony both to the loyalty of the fanbase as well as their ability to continually to put on brilliant live shows that never disappoint. Their no-fuss set includes all their classics—Girl From Mars, Burn Baby Burn, Shining Light, Kung Fu, Goldfinger, Oh Yeah, A Life Less Ordinary as well as selections from “Islands”.
Ash are truly a band that you can never get bored of seeing!
People with Cameras Creative Space - Sydney
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
People with Cameras Creative Space is a free premier photography event for the Sydney community.

Ensure you register today to gain your ticket to this exciting event, which is proudly sponsored by Fujifilm Australia, Think Tank, Mindshift Gear and Nisi Filters Australia, and supported by Melbourne's leading independent retailers and photographic communities.

Starting at 9.30am, Sydney's community will come together to experience photography and videography through photo walks and challenges.

From 11am participants can also try out some of the latest Fujifilm X Series and GFX cameras and lenses, plus there will also be a large range of filters, bags, tripods, professional video gear and photographic accessories on display from various brands.

Adding to this experience if you have registered for your free ticket you can test your photographic skills by participating in two main challenges. The first challenge starts at 10.15am and the second begins at 1pm.

On the day there will be plenty of free drinks and canapes to keep you going!
Shades of Pink
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
It's time to find your new summer tipple.

Sample a wide selection of local and imported rosé wines accompanied by summery snacks.

Over 20 wines on show. All the styles, all the methods, all the shades of pink.

Ticket price includes all food and wine.

Santa’s Arrival Day
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Chatswood Chase Sydney will present a fun-filled day of Christmas festivities with the arrival of Santa, craft workshops, a petting farm with baby deer (fawns), and roaming performers including elves, carollers and Nutcracker ballet dancers.

Kicking off the day will be the arrival of Santa who will take his place in Centre Court alongside a stunning backdrop for daily photos in the lead up to Christmas Eve. From 4 November, a convenient online photo booking service will be available on the Chatswood Chase Sydney website to help busy families during the Christmas rush.

Across Levels One and Two, the little ones will be kept entertained with free activities including a petting farm with baby deer as well as make-and-take craft workshops including painting timber toys and decorating gingerbread men.

Throughout the day, festive performers will entertain shoppers, with Nutcracker ballet dancers, Elves on stilts, and Christmas carollers singing all the favourite carols.
Learn watercolour while eating at Tramsheds
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Love good food? Love art?

Their talented artist Blair will show you how to draw subjects like fried chicken and olive branches in this hands-on workshop at the Tramsheds. See website for more information.

This class won't be repeated, so get in while you can!

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones Exhibit
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Exclusive to Sydney, Exhibitionism is coming in November, 2018.

Exhibitionism – The Rolling Stones first ever major exhibit, delivered by DHL, tells the story of the most influential rock ‘n’ roll band in the world, allowing visitors to experience their incredible journey from their early days living together in a tiny flat to headlining the biggest stages in the world.

With the full participation of Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie this highly immersive and interactive exhibition includes over 500 rare items from the band’s private archive covering fashion, film, recording, and art and design.

From their most cherished instruments, onstage and offstage clothes, valuable works of art and handwritten lyric books to personal diaries, recordings, unseen film and photos, a screening cinema and interactive recording studio, Exhibitionism culminates in an exciting and powerful backstage-to-onstage 3D concert experience.
Rock City Saints Bondi Beach
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Stadium rock in a pub. A complete anthology of classic artists from Led Zeppelin to Jet. Rock City Saints are truly the new real deal. An explosive rock band that typifies the passion and expertise of the classic rock bands. This band will rock your socks off!

Come and be entertained by a great band that will make you want to get up and dance. This is the complete AC/DC to ZZ Top of rock!
Learn to take better photos: The Rocks
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sat 19th Nov 2022
Take your photography to the next level, with a fun and creative hands-on photography learning experience, in the scenic and iconic surrounds of The Rocks and Sydney Harbour.

You'll learn all about photo composition, controlling ISO, aperture and shutter speed, and put theory into practice in this hands-on photography class. Learn all that your cameras manual mode has to offer!

You'll get photo critiques so that you get the immediate feedback you need to further refine your skills.
Master night and day photography: Sydney's must-see attractions
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sat 12th Nov 2022
Enjoy a hands-on learning experience in the beautiful area of The Rocks and its surrounds.

If you have a DSLR or hybrid camera that allows for manual control of your camera then this is the perfect course for you. You'll get to shoot Sydney's amazing city scape, under expert guidance.

You'll learn to control ISO, shutter speed and aperture expertly and creatively to produce beautiful lights, under a variety of urban lighting conditions. Their teachers will critique your photos so that you get the instant feedback you need to keep improving and expanding your perspectives. You'll become well acquainted with travel photography (street portraits, architecture, landscapes, still life, abstract, nature).
Shed by Thomas Kuss
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
Shed is a body of work developed in the past year of humans Thomas Kuss has intimately associated himself with. They include himself, family, friends and lovers who he has analysed and reinterpreted in the form of paint.
Men's Health Elite
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Men's Health Elite x 98 Gym is the first in an Australian-wide event series that will provide the Men's Health audience exclusive access to Australia’s elite in the fields of health, wellness, fitness and business; providing men the tools they need to function at a higher capacity.

Ranging from guest speakers and panel discussions, to fitness sessions and practical workshops, the inaugural event will concentrate on athletic performance, with a focus on the training, nutrition and mindset necessary to reach an 'elite' level.

All food and beverages will supplied.

Session One: Chris Feather - 98Gym founder; Kevin Tonnen: Scientific Principles of Elite Training; Travis Boak: Inside the mind of an Elite athlete.

Session Two: Harriet Walker: Nutrition and Athletic Eating.

Session Three: Group training with seminar trainers and speakers.
Christmas Extravaganza
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Warriewood Square Shopping Centre is hosting its highly-anticipated free annual Santa Parade and performance of the Very Merry Christmas Show featuring all of Santa’s friends and famous Christmas characters. Santa will then take his place at Santa’s Beach Hut for meet and greets and festive photographs until Christmas Eve.
Belle Property Balmain Fun Run
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
The Belle Property Balmain Fun Run takes participants along the harbour foreshore and through the beautiful undulating grounds of historic Callan Park in Rozelle.

Suitable for novice and experienced fun runners, it consists of four events being a 10 kilometre run, five kilometre run or walk, and two kilometre race (primary school kids).

Not just a running event, the Balmain Fun Run includes lots of fun activities for the kids such as bouncy castles, face painting, craft and more, plus free massages after the event, making it a great day out for the whole family.
Avalon Market Day
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Avalon Market Day is an annual free community event organised and sponsored by Avalon Palm Beach Business Chamber Inc., attracting up to 50,000 visitors who enjoy the local cafes, shops, over 300 quality stalls, four stages with all day music program, the Famous Dog Show with local MC David Koch - prizes for Best Trick, Best Costume and this year the Best Rescue Dog co -judged by Monika from Monika's Doggie Rescue.

A fun day for all ages focusing on community, arts and craft activities and environmental sustainability. Fabulous food, lots of Christmas shopping bargains, great entertainment, petting zoo, kids activities, eco info from Boomerang Bags, Living Oceans, Sea Shepherd and more.
IMB Bank Cook Community Classic
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
The IMB Bank Cook Community Classic is a program of great community events that helps is appreciate, support and value the local Sutherland Shire and St George communities.

This year the IMB Bank Cook community Classic carnival offers more fun and attractions than ever before including: Rock Climbing, Cronulla Sharks players, IMB and The Victor Heart Check Booth, ANSTO Science Booth for the kids, Reptile show, Ronald McDonald and his friends, Jumping castle, Marine rescue, Ettingshausens Dancers, Kirrawee High School band and Beach handball.

Charities and community organisations who participate in the carnival can take a free fete stall or equivalent space and use it to raise money for their cause or simply self promotion.

Whether you sell products you make or simply promote your cause it is a great way of getting your message to the community. The more you put into your stall the more you will get out of it.

Commercial stalls are also available upon request for a small fee.

For more information on how to get involved please contact Belinda at the email address provided.
Passenger – Runaway Tour
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Following the release of single ‘Hell Or High Water’ and the announce of his tenth studio album 'Runaway', Passenger has announced his 2018 Australia and New Zealand tour dates. Along with this announcement, Passenger (aka Mike Rosenberg) has released a music video for the album’s title track, ‘Runaway’. The album has been largely recorded in Australia and will be dropped on Friday August 31 via Black Crow Records.

The British singer-songwriter will play a show in Auckland, as well as all major cities in Australia to showcase his forthcoming album. 'Runaway' finds Passenger embracing the epic once again—the melodies are unforgettable, the choruses colossal. Even though it was recorded between the UK and Australia with co-producer Chris Vallejo (INXS, Empire Of The Sun, Josh Pyke), the 10-track album was imagined as unfolding against a backdrop of American landscapes. And so, rather than following usual video process in studios or track-by-track, he and video director Jarrad Seng spent three weeks making videos across the US to capture the visual accompaniments to the aural landscapes.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Osaka Monaurail
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
With seven studio albums, two live albums and an ever-growing reputation as a must-see live act, Osaka Monaurail are Japan’s premiere funk orchestra, and, as the late Marva Whitney once described them, “one of the hottest funk bands on the planet.”

They have been recording and touring together for more than 25 years and have thrilled audiences across Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia with their dynamic show in over a decade of international touring. They have played the biggest festivals in the world and the tightest clubs on the planet and brought the dance-floor to volcanic like eruptions everywhere they go!

They’ve toured Australia twice� and 2014—thrilling club goers as well as knocking out larger crowds at the Sydney Festival, WOMADelaide and Meredith Festival.

Formed out of Osaka University’s jazz society in 1992, Osaka Monaurail took James Brown’s funk template as ‘the gold standard’ for a rhythm combo and named themselves after the 1975 Funk classic “J.B.’s Monaurail”. They appropriated even the miss-spelling and set out to be the ‘new ministers of super heavy funk’ for future generations.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Bombino Australian Tour - Sydney
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Following the release of his fourth consecutive number one album ‘Deran’ earlier this year, Tuareg guitarist and singer Omara ‘Bombino’ Moctar who is currently on a massive European tour has announced Australia as his next tour destination. Travelling through Australia across seven dates, Bombino will bring his captivating band to Oz performing a set list of classic favourites alongside the all new Deran.

Born in the shade of an Acacia tree about 80 miles north-west of the ancient town of Agadez, Bombino has a deep connection to his home. While in recent years the rest of the world has largely written off Tuareg as a hot and savage Sahara wasteland, a bolt hole for religious extremists and terrorists with little to offer apart from the oil, gold and phosphates that lie beneath its soil, Bombino would like us to take a closer look and think again. His feelings are beautifully summed up in the song “Tehigren” (‘Trees’) from Deran, ‘Do not forget the green trees / In our valleys in the Sahara / In the shade of which, / Rest the beautiful girls / Radiant and lovable’. “We’re a people who wish for peace”.
Don't Stop The Music Family Fun Day
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Come and join the fun when the ABC, Centennial Parklands, Musica Viva, Sydney Youth Orchestras and the Salvation Army join forces to show just how exciting making music can be.

To celebrate the launch of the ABC’s landmark new television series Don’t Stop The Music, which promotes the transformative powers of music in education, there will be dazzling performances, fun-packed musical workshops for kids, giveaways, appearances from ABC personalities, and the Salvation Army will be collecting second-hand instruments as part of a national campaign to help get them to schools and students in need.

So bring a picnic rug, and don’t miss this magical day in the beautiful surrounds of the Belvedere Amphitheatre!
Croydon Public Market
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Operating for over 10 years the Croydon Public Market is a high quality market held in the Inner West.



With professional and artisan market stalls, entertainment, rides and a diverse range of foods its a great way to shop for that perfect gift whilst keeping the family entertained.



Stall holders have been carefully selected for their creative and quality products and include fresh produce, fashion, accessories, skin care, jewellery, homewares, gourmet foods, plants and cake stalls.



Croydon Public Market is a great way to experience the vibrancy of the Inner West and start the Christmas shopping in a relaxed atmosphere with delicious food.

Christmas Wreath Workshop Redfern
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
Learn how to make a festive Christmas Wreath.

Merchant and Green Christmas Wreath Workshops will be held in late November and early December on Sunday morning in their studio in Redfern. In this 1.5 hour class they cover all the basics of wreath decorating, including weaving and wire work, the class is suitable for beginner level and ages 16 and up.

They supply you with premium ingredients, including a natural dried vine wreath, foliage, a large variety of Christmas decorations and a gift bag to take your creation home in. On the day you will get easy-to-follow instructions, and the team will help you along the way. This Christmas Wreath workshop is a fun and relaxing class, and you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and get in the festive spirit!

Planning a corporate experience or private celebration? They can also organise group bookings, either in their studio or they can travel to your venue. In their studio they can accommodate up to 12 guests, minimum guests for private booking in studio is six. Or at your location they can teach up to 40 guests, minimum 10 guests (tables and chairs need to be provided)
Shanasheel Iraqi Cultural Festival
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
The Shanasheel Iraqi Cultural Festival returns to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre bringing together the very best in Iraqi arts and culture for an action packed day. Organised by non-profit group al-Muntada (Iraqi Australian University Graduates Form), the Festival celebrates diversity within the Iraqi community and showcases the unique perspectives of Iraqi culture through talks, music, dance, film and visual art.

This year’s program includes a free market fair day called The Bazaar of Bagdad, a short film festival made up of award winning short films from Iraqi-Australians, a classical music concert featuring the MACAM Music Ensemble and a keynote speech from orthopedic surgeon and former asylum seeker Dr. Munjed Al Muderis.

Since its inception in 2010, the Iraqi Cultural Festival has rapidly become an annual flagship event in the cultural calendar of Western Sydney and attracts people from diverse backgrounds who are looking to enjoy and learn more about Iraq’s eclectic culture.

The Shanasheel Iraqi Cultural Festival is co-produced by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Main Festival Sponsors include: Liverpool Council, Settlement Services International (SSI), Core Multicultural Communities and the NSW Government.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Picnic presents Jayda G plus Willow
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
The most infectious of all, Jayda G is a force to be reckoned with! Willow is from Manchester and is making an impact too.

This is a double billing not to be missed.

See Eventfinda for more information.
ARIA Week
Date Mon 19th Nov 2018 to Tue 27th Nov 2018
ARIA Week returns to Sydney with its biggest, dynamic and exciting line-up yet. ARIA Week presents a program of special one-off gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in and around Sydney in celebration of Australian music.

This week of events culminates in the 2018 ARIA Awards. ARIA Week will once again see Sydney abuzz with the very best new artists and ground-breaking music industry conferences, showcasing the wealth of talent and opportunity the Australian music scene has to offer.
Rob Guest Endowment Award
Date Mon 19th Nov 2018
The Rob Guest Endowment Award is one of Australia's most exciting scholarship programs providing financial assistance and industry support to the next generation of musical theatre stars, creators and musicians. The cause was created following the sudden death of one of Australia's finest musical theatre performers, Rob Guest OBE, in October 2008. In recognition of his achievements, a memorial fund was established in his honour to help emerging young performers in the musical theatre industry.

The Rob Guest Endowment Award is presented annually to an emerging musical theatre performer selected by a panel of industry experts. After a gruelling audition process, six finalists will showcase their talent at the Rob Guest Endowment Concert with the winner taking home the top prize of AUD20,000.
Annual Dentistry and Dental Science Congress
Date Mon 19th Nov 2018 to Tue 20th Nov 2018
Pulsus takes immense pleasure in inviting all the participants from across the globe to attend “Annual Dentistry and Dental Sciences Congress”. This comprises of proficient keynote presentations, verbal speeches, productive poster presentations and exhibitions providing insights to the importance and efficiency of dentistry in Healthcare.

Pulsus Group is an internationally renowned medical peer-review publisher and conferences organizer established in the year 1984 publishes and hosts the work of researchers in a manner that exemplifies the highest standards in research integrity. With a legacy of 30 years of excellence in Medical Publishing, now they are running several International Conferences in the fields of Medical, Clinical, Life Science and, Pharma.
Bill Bailey – Earl Of Whimsy Sydney
Date Mon 19th Nov 2018 to Tue 20th Nov 2018
Following his 2016 sell-out tour 'Larks in Transit', the UK’s very own straggle-haired polymath, Bill Bailey, returns to Australia with his new comedy and music extravaganza 'Earl of Whimsy'.

The show will see Bill’s trademark blend of satire and surrealism, stories and dismantled jokes, crowd sing-alongs, weird instruments and musical showstoppers. But there’s a distinctly historical feel to this show. With its tales of Britain’s fortunes past and present, of ancient Viking battles, of Shakespeare’s contribution to comedy, and Bill’s own ancestry, this is both a mockery and a celebration of national identity.

Here’s a recent round-up of how Bill is described: "a martial arts master in mufti", "the Jedi Knight of juxtaposition" or even "foremost comedy rock goblin" or is he, as Bill describes himself in his own words, an "Earl of Whimsy"? Whatever his title, this might be his cleverest, daftest, most eccentric show yet.
Author Visit: Eddie Woo
Date Mon 19th Nov 2018
Ever wondered why a rainbow is curved? Why left-handers aren’t extinct? How a sunflower is like a synchronised swimmer? Mathematics teacher and YouTube star, Eddie Woo, will visit Greg Percival Library to answer these questions and discuss his first published book, ‘Woo’s Wonderful World of Maths.’ Eddie's book will be available for purchase on the night.
Borring, Derricott, Barry, Dilworth, Manjunath
Date Mon 19th Nov 2018
Organ Trio and Two! (Quintet)

Original music performed by stellar line-up of Sydney jazz players joined by Danish guitarist Kristian Borring.

Steve Barry - Organ
Paul Derricott - Drums
Kristian Borring - Guitar
Eamon Dilworth - Trumpet
Nish Manjunath - Saxophone

Come early for dinner. Restaurant open from 7pm (food and drinks available at all times from 7pm to midnight).
Taking The Leap
Date Mon 19th Nov 2018
Do you have an idea for a business? Don’t know where to start? Start with this meet up!

Here’s the schedule so you can plan your evening:

5:30pm - Arrival drinks and cheese board
6:00pm - What starting a business means in 2018
6:15pm - Talking about business structures with Law Squared
6:45pm - Grab a last drink
7pm - See you next time!

Honcho is on a mission to make starting a business simple, fast and fun. You are under no obligation to reveal your business plans at this event. This is purely educational.

Law Squared, like Honcho, wants to make it easier to start businesses in Australia. Many Honcho clients have benefitted from getting valuable legal support from the Law Squared team in the early days of their business. By changing the way business owners can engage lawyers, Australia will likely see a new generation of innovative and profitable businesses.
Just For Laughs Sydney Comedy Festival
Date Tue 20th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
Just For Laughs Sydney is returning this November 19-25 and celebrating its eighth year! This year the festival lineup includes Bill Bailey, Ken Jeong, Iliza Shlesinger, Reggie Watts, The Stars of Whose Line Is It Anyway? Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops, Fortune Feimster, Ryan Hamilton, Becky Lucas, Kenny Sebastian, Mo Gilligan, Ismo, a star-studded All-Star Gala Hosted by Dave Hughes, JFL Australia.

Just For Laughs Sydney is an annual week-long comedy festival held the at the Sydney Opera House and various venues around Sydney including City Recital Hall, Enmore Theatre and Factory Theatre.

Don’t miss this chance to see your favourite international and local comedians at Just For Laughs Sydney! Hurry, tickets will sell fast!
David Byrne – American Utopia World Tour
Date Tue 20th Nov 2018
David Byrne—Talking Heads bandleader, solo artist, visual artist and author—will bring his American Utopia World Tour to Australia this November.

The New York City-based artist will perform songs from his acclaimed new album 'American Utopia' as well as classics from his solo career and his days with Talking Heads. A 12-piece band will join him on stage for an Annie-B Parson choreographed concert that he has called “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for Stop Making Sense.” Annie-B Parson also choreographed the St. Vincent and David Byrne collaboration tour around Love This Giant.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Steve Hunter Band
Date Tue 20th Nov 2018
Steve Hunter Band with Matt Keegan, Matt McMahon and Gordon Rytmeister.

By George Urbaszek:
Born in the same year as the Fender Jazz Bass, English-born Sydney resident Steve Hunter has a special affinity with jazz, bass and the Jazz Bass.

A prolific composer of over three hundred tunes, of which sixty have been released, Steve has taken jazz beyond standards. His pieces serve as departure points, creating mostly modal moods with lots of space for development of improvisations.

Doors and restaurant 5pm.
Floral Design Course (with free creche)
Date Tue 20th Nov 2018
Nothing is more beautiful than fresh flowers, or more therapeutic than arranging them into breathtaking bouquets and arrangements! If you've always wanted to be able to create florist-quality arrangements in your own home, this is the course for you.

You will learn the elements and principles for floral design plus home and event styling tips throughout the course. Each week you'll grow your confidence as you learn the basics of floral design including hand-tied bouquets, pot arrangements, and floral wiring.

You'll come away from the course with the confidence to create the perfect floral design for the moment in your own unique style.
Behind the Scenes Glasshouse Tour at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
Explore Latitude 23 Glasshouse with one of their resident Royal Botanic Garden's tropical plant specialists.

Join one of their resident Royal Botanic Garden's tropical plant specialists for a behind-the-scenes tour of the new tropical display house, known as Latitude 23.

Closed to the general public it is home to an amazing collection of ferns, orchids, aroids, tillandsias, bromeliads, lilies, begonias, palms and cycads – many of the plants that were kept in the Pyramid and the Arc.
Bill Bailey – Earl Of Whimsy
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
Following his 2016 sell-out tour 'Larks in Transit', the UK’s very own straggle-haired polymath, Bill Bailey, returns to Australia with his new comedy and music extravaganza 'Earl of Whimsy'.

The show will see Bill’s trademark blend of satire and surrealism, stories and dismantled jokes, crowd sing-alongs, weird instruments and musical showstoppers. But there’s a distinctly historical feel to this show. With its tales of Britain’s fortunes past and present, of ancient Viking battles, of Shakespeare’s contribution to comedy, and Bill’s own ancestry, this is both a mockery and a celebration of national identity.

Here’s a recent round-up of how Bill is described: "a martial arts master in mufti", "the Jedi Knight of juxtaposition" or even "foremost comedy rock goblin" or is he, as Bill describes himself in his own words, an "Earl of Whimsy"? Whatever his title, this might be his cleverest, daftest, most eccentric show yet.
10th Annual NSW Major Projects Conference
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018 to Thu 22nd Nov 2018
The 10th Annual NSW Major Projects Conference will be held in November 2018. Attracting well over 250 delegates, this event continues to be one of the state’s largest major projects and infrastructure conferences.

Surpassing past years with a record investment of AUD87.2 billion towards state infrastructure, the state of New South Wales is gearing up for some major upgrades. Over the next four years, NSW is expected to have more major infrastructure projects being delivered that any other state, not to mention the record investment of AUD8 billion budgeted for major health facilities, upgrades and redevelopments.

Over the course of two days, the conference will bring together over 25 expert speakers and policy makers from the government and private sectors to discuss major infrastructure projects underway as well as those in the pipeline for NSW.

Join them at the NSW Major Projects Conference to examine how the State aims to tackle these critical projects, to ensure NSW continues sustainable economic growth.
André Rieu – Christmas With André Tour
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018 to Thu 22nd Nov 2018
The Dutch 'King of The Waltz' André Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra will bring his “Christmas with André Tour” to Australia for the first time ever, touring in November 2018.

André Rieu's career spans more than 30 years. Thousands of fans from across the globe—including five continents—love his eclectic mix of waltz, score music, musical, opera and easy listening.

And he sure knows how to stage a grand show including romantic moments and witty twists.



Evenings with André Rieu offer perfect entertainment composed of world-famous, romantic and emotional melodies, lots of surprises, a good deal of humour and top-class international soloists.

Rieu’s charisma, passion and vibrancy make his appearance on stage a unique experience.



Together with his Johann Strauss Orchestra consisting of 60 members, André Rieu has initiated a world-wide revival of waltz music. His shows draw people of all age groups and nationalities and one thing is guaranteed: sooner or later everybody is up and dancing.

Greg Arnold: Things Of Stone and Wood Album Launch
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
Greg Arnold is the award winning singer-songwriter behind Australian folk-rock institution Things of Stone and Wood.

He wrote the top ten hit “Happy Birthday Helen”, the top four radio played song “Wildflowers” and the two top ten albums “The Yearning” and “Junk Theatre”. The band won an ARIA and Greg was named Australian Songwriter of the Year by APRA in 1993.

This November sees him return to Australia to launch his solo release “Against the Wheel”, an acoustic album recorded in his new home Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to performing the new record, as part of these intimate and special shows Greg will of course revisit some TOSAW classics.

Always happy to accommodate an obscure back catalogue request, he also promises to share at least one moderately amusing anecdote from an occasionally bizarre life in folk-rock.
After the Apology
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
Professor Larissa Behrendt will discuss her film After the Apology. The film will then be shown. Promoted by Amnesty International Australia Eastern Suburbs. Don't miss out!
Panel Discussion: A Sense of Place
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
A sense of place has long dominated the question of how to define Australian art. Taking inspiration from the exhibition Bohemian Harbour: Artists of Lavender Bay, currently showing at the Museum of Sydney, a panel of experts discuss the importance of place to Indigenous artists.

The panel, chaired by Peter White, Sydney Living Museums' Head of Indigenous Strategy and Cultural Engagement, will explore ideas around Indigenous connections to country and how this physical, spiritual and cultural influence has inspired and informed the work being created by Indigenous artists.

Speakers include:
Emily McDaniel – independent curator, writer and educator.
Dr Fabri Blacklock – artist and academic (UNSW Art and Design).
Adam Hill (aka Blak Douglas) – artist and 2015 Archibald prize finalist.

Ticket includes admission to the Bohemian Harbour exhibition. Talk begins at 6.30pm. Guests are welcome to view the exhibition before the talk from 6pm or after the talk until 8.30pm.
Soda Got Soul Presents Welcome to Motown
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
Draw the curtains ladies and gentlemen, Soda Got Soul presents an all singin', all dancin' Soda Factory Motown Production!

Drawing in on the wealth of The Soda Factory’s favourite talent, musicians and special guests you can expect over seven hours of live Motown soul and disco hits. This is a full stage show and the curtains will open at 6pm.
NAISDA Dance College Sydney Season – StoryPlace
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018 to Sat 24th Nov 2018
NAISDA Dance College and Carriageworks present NAISDA’s 2018 Sydney performance season, StoryPlace. Experience powerful choreography celebrating the Indigenous female creative force inherent in the landscape, art, stories and alive within the spirit of young women today.

Directed by Helpmann Award-winning choreographer Frances Rings and featuring works by former Bangarra Dance Theatre senior dancer Deborah Brown, leading Māori choreographer, dancer and video artist Louise Potiki Bryant and NAISDA Dance College Developing Artists.
Guest Speaker Historical Society Meeting
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
The Speaker on this occasion will be Julian Leatherdale.

His subject: The Hydro Majestic Story

Julian Leatherdale’s first love was theatre but he developed a passion for popular history. He researched and wrote the 16-volume Australian’s At War series in the late 1980s, then researched and co-wrote two ABC documentaries Return to Sandakan and The Forgotten Force.

He was the PR Manager for a hotel school in the Blue Mountains where he lives with his wife and two children. He has written two novels, Palace of Tears and The Opal Dragonfly, the latter set in Elizabeth Bay House in the 1850s, and has written an essay published on the Dictionary of Sydney website on the Hydro Majestic and Mark Foy. With this knowledge, his talk on The Hydro Majestic Story should be very interesting.

Come along and hear this story about the now-refurbished Hydro Majestic.
Dave Panichi Big Band
Date Wed 21st Nov 2018
Australian-born and Marrickville local, Dave Panichi, is internationally respected as a virtuoso lead trombonist, soloist, session player, composer and arranger.

Dave’s original compositions and arrangements have been performed and recorded by, among many others, the Buddy Rich Big Band, The Village Vanguard Orchestra, Blood Sweat and Tears, James Morrison, The Jazzgroove Mothership Orchestra (JMO), Ralph Pyl’s Sydney All¬ Star Big Band, Ten Part Invention and the Danish Radio Big Band.

While distinctively Australian, Dave’s music pays full respect to the jazz tradition and is infused with the rich flavours and modern influences of the two decades he spent living and working in New York alongside the world’s leading musicians.

Dave has recently returned from the US, where he recorded a DVD of his original big band compositions and arrangements performed live with an all-star group he assembled of New York’s finest musicians.
Australia -China Business Leaders Luncheon Sydney
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018
The featured events over the past decade is the Australia China Business Leaders Luncheon, which includes the annual ACBW Keynote Address and Panel Discussion.

Australia-China BusinessWeek Keynote Address:
A leader presents the most notable Australians and Chinese Government officials.

Australia China Business Leaders Panel Discussion:
A highlight of Australia China Business Luncheon is the Australia China Business Leaders Panel Discussion, chaired by Mark Hawthorne Publisher Fairfax Media Victoria. The panel discussion provides delegates with high level insights and debate on critical topics across Australian China connections. Past panelists have included leaders of industry and entrepreneurs.
MED Festival Sydney
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
They’re getting Sydney excited about medicine through a diverse programme of experiences, exhibitions, talks and activities.

From behind the scenes tours of hospitals and specifically curated exhibitions, to talks from world experts and hands-on technology demonstrations – there’s something for all ages and interests.
Sense of Place by Jessica Watts
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
Sought-after Sydney artist, Jessica Watts, presents her latest solo exhibition, ‘Sense of Place’, where she will display paintings and sculptures that explore a feminine ecosystem.

Ms Watts takes gender clichés and re-appropriates them into positive and empowering pieces of art.

The paintings are directly inspired by her collection of vintage wallpapers.

See Eventfinda for more information.

Mount Druitt Christmas Light Up Concert
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018
Mount Druitt will welcome the 2018 Christmas season with the annual concert at the Dawson Mall, Mount Druitt.

Enjoy a free live Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol kids show, stage performances by local community groups, Christmas carols as well as a visit from Santa!

The event will feature:

Nickelodeon’s Paw Patrol Show at 7.45pm (meet and greet at 6pm and 7pm)

Free kids Christmas craft workshop.

Free face painting.

Live stage performances.

At 8.45 pm the Christmas tree will be lit up, showcasing its fairy lights and vibrant decorations.

The night will also include the launch of the Blacktown City Council Mayoress Christmas Gift Appeal.

Friendsgiving Thanksgiving
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018
They’re getting ready to celebrate American Thanksgiving and they want you there! It's time to surround yourselves with your best friends and family and load up on all the thanksgivings goodies.

Get in for some hearty American Eats and Pumpkin Spiced Cocktails with a Soda twist.

Live music
Special thanksgiving menu
Beijing Bikini, Randy Wormholes and Fowl Weather Vein
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018
Beijing Bikini: Featuring members of The Bacchantes, MoMos and The Baddies. This is their first gig after their celebrated north coast tour of Port Macquarie, Lismore, Ipswich and Brisbane. They’ll also unveil their tasty debut self-titled album accompanied with fancy t-shirts in red and yellow.

Randy Wormholes: Featuring members from Tactics, Inside Up Swansea Hit and Run and the Legendary Sea Apes. They play abstract mayhem and madness, guitars loops and goo.

Fowl Weather Vein: Punch-drunk pugilists from the Cold War. Riled-up sea shanties laced with some spag-western retribution.
Fat Possum Orchestra, Numidia, Broke House
Date Thu 22nd Nov 2018
Fat Possum Orchestra: Reggae, ska, jazz and funk, and tinged with some Afro-Latin fusion.

Numidia: Middle eastern inspired Progressive Psychedelic Rock With Shane Linfoot (guitar/vocals), Mike Zoias (guitar/vocals), James Draper (guitar/vocals), Alex Raffaelli (bass), Nathan McMahon (drums).

Broke House: Dreamy melancholic indie rock and alt-country.

Restaurant is open 5pm to late.
Schools Spectacular
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Sat 24th Nov 2018
The Schools Spectacular is an outstanding showcase of the talent in NSW public schools. In terms of sheer size, scale and scope, the Schools Spectacular is unequalled in the world with a 2700-strong choir, 2300 diverse dancers, an 80-piece symphony orchestra, a world-class stage band and a huge number of outstanding solo performers.

This iconic cultural event engages and showcases students of varying ages, cultures, skills and socio-economic backgrounds; from metropolitan, rural and remote regions of NSW.
NAB AFL Draft
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
The NAB AFL Draft is the opportunity for players to break in to the big time and live out their dreams to be picked to play for one of 18 AFL teams. 18 teams. One Dream.
Cake Bake and Sweets Show Sydney
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
Australia's original live event for baking, cake decorating, sweets and desserts - a true festival of deliciousness.

The show will host a myriad of workshops, live demonstrations and a host of specialty classes - along with the spectacular Australian Cake Decorating Championships.

Culinary stars Kirsten Tibballs, Katherine Sabbath and Anna Polyviou are set to appear this year, alongside a star-studded line-up of international chefs, Candice Brown, Eric Lanlard, Lorraine Pascale, and Siba Mtongana. Each will bring their unique – and famous – flair to both the Sydney and Melbourne shows.

With a non-stop stream of excitement, this year’s show will feature all time favourite activities, along with some enticing new delights.
Bowie Unzipped With Jeff Duff
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
The legendary Jeff Duff will celebrate the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs at what will be an incredibly magical night of all things Bowie. Jeff Duff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET.

Together with an all-star band, Duffo’s journey to Planet Bowie will include the songs Space Oddity, Lets Dance, China Girl, Life On Mars, Changes, Ziggy Stardust…amongst many other faves. Jeff’s all star band features guitarist Jak Housden from the Whitlams along with the brilliant keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummer- percussionist Jess Ciampa.

Pioneer Theatre Festival
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Sat 24th Nov 2018
A celebration of pioneering Australian theatre and performance takes centre stage in the heart of The Hills with the inaugural Pioneer Play Festival.

The Pioneer Play Festival brings Sydney’s theatre lovers for two days of new and pioneering Australian plays, workshops, panels and kid’s activities celebrating the inaugural theme ‘Australian Voices’.

Festival Highlights:

Alex Buzo's Norm and Ahmed – a special 50th Anniversary performance of Alex Buzo’s controversial 1968 play about tolerance, culture and generational change.

Felix Nobis' fast and funny bush ballad about family, property and the progress of life - Sydney Premiere

Pioneer Play Awards - a new national playwriting competition will announce the next pioneering Australian work with a gala awards night including a staged reading of the winning work - open to the public.

Don't miss this brilliant new theatre festival - the first to come to Sydney's North-West.
Norm and Ahmed - 50th Anniversary Performance
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
A special 50th Anniversary performance of Alex Buzo’s controversial 1968 play about tolerance, culture and generational change at the new Pioneer Theatre Castle Hill. One performance only!

You’re walking home around midnight. It’s cold and dark and the streets are deserted. You’re in a foreign country and your senses are on high alert. Suddenly, from nowhere, a stranger lurches from the shadows. “Got a light?”

Do you stop?

This is the situation that young Pakistani student Ahmed (Craig Meneaud) finds himself in when confronted by the unpredictable and ambiguous ‘great white’ Norm (Laurence Coy) in this special 50th Anniversary performance of Alex Buzo’s sharp, entertaining and satirical 1960’s classic, ‘Norm and Ahmed’.

50 years since it’s first premiere in Melbourne, Alex Buzo’s tense two hander is alarmingly still relevant, confronting issues of racism, xenophobia, cultural difference and assimilation in a country that has perhaps changed little, perhaps a lot.

Now is the perfect time to discover, or rediscover, this pioneering piece of Australian theatre, at the inaugural Pioneer Play Festival in Castle Hill
Art4play Ladies Night - guys welcome - Life Drawing
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
A fun event for girls and guys.

Come and enjoy a glass of champagne served by our gorgeous topless waiters while having a few laughs and learn some great drawing skills at the same time! It’s all about classy fun!

ITS The News
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018
Improv Theatre Sydney and a couple of guests who are smarter than they are break down the news and current events of the day for you. This is the final ITS The News for 2018!

Featuring ITS ensemble members and special guests from the media. Brought to you by Improv Theatre Sydney – the home of world-class and award-winning improvisers.

Ensemble members include Susie Youssef (Channel 10’s Have You Been Paying Attention?), Bridie Connell (Tonightly), and Steen Raskopoulos (BBC, ABC Comedy).

Doors open 9pm. Enjoy a drink at the bar!
Chinese Cultural Festival and Tea Expo
Date Fri 23rd Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
The finest tea makers from China are coming to Sydney as part of the Chinese Cultural Festival and Tea Expo at the ICC Darling Harbour.

Whether you’re in business want to expand your horizons or just want to spend a relaxing day immersed in Chinese culture or simply sit back and relax with a great cup of tea, this is the expo for you!

Sydneysiders can immerse themselves in this rich tradition at the ICC Darling Harbour with more than twenty tea producers from seven provinces showcase their finest blends. They will be accompanied by ten Chinese Tea Masters who will perform ancient tea ceremonies throughout the weekend.

Sydneysiders can immerse themselves in this rich tradition at the ICC Darling Harbour with more than twenty tea producers from seven provinces showcase their finest blends. They are accompanied by ten Chinese Tea Masters who will perform ancient tea ceremonies throughout the weekend.

As well as displays and tea tasting, the Expo features ceramics, traditional tea pots, cups and brewing implements all on sale for local tea lovers.
Bridge To Bridge Water Ski Classic
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
The annual Bridge to Bridge Water Ski Race is one of the longest in the world from Dangar Island to Windsor - 112 kilometres along the length of the Hawkesbury River.

Competitors from around the world compete in this event. Saturday holds the qualifying for pole positions from Sackville to Windsor on the Hawkesbury and the main event is run on Sunday from Dangar Island to Windsor Marine Stadium in Governor Phillip Park.

Exhibits and attractions are throughout the park for family entertainment together with live music and presentation of trophies for the winning teams.
Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Sun 25th Nov 2018
Sydney's Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC), hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club, will be held over the last weekend of November.

For many yacht owners and their crews, this two day regatta - sailed over tight courses off Sydney's Heads, beaches, within the harbour - is vital to their preparations for the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Race.

Whether it's serious offshore championship racing, a challenging inshore harbour course for smaller boats, or a relaxing drink on the picturesque beach, the Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship is set to whet your appetite.

Come to the club and be a part of the post race entertainment and beach party on the shores of Middle Harbour Yacht Club, as a whole weekend of sailing splendour awaits you, your crew, and family.
Christmas in the City
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
See the heart of Sydney’s city centre come alive with roaming entertainers, stage shows, choirs, lights, decorations and activations, mixed with late-night shopping there will be fun for everyone!

Eat, drink, shop and sing your way around the city centre between 6.30pm and 9.30pm as we kick-off the festive season.

The Martin Place Christmas Tree will light up at 8.30pm as fireworks illuminate Sydney’s spectacular skyline.

Experience Sydney’s magical summer playground festivities with a KIISmas twist. The KIIS 1065 Thunderbirds invite you to eat, play and share with games and treats for everyone.

Santa will arrive in a brand new sleigh – stay close to say hello as he rides his way through the event.

Santa stockings packed with goodies will be on sale for $5. Proceeds go to our charity partner Variety – The Children’s Charity.

There will be food for purchase throughout the event. GPO Dessert Bar will be back, so you can treat yourself to a tempting range of gelato, sweets, cakes, coffee, cold beverages and savoury options.

Companion animals are permitted.

Accessible seating can be reserved by emailing the email provided.
GPO Dessert Pop Up Bar
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Fri 28th Dec 2018
The GPO Dessert Bar will be located next to the Christmas Tree on Martin Place to add to your Christmas outing and support the evening Christmas Choir. Come and enjoy gelato, cakes, coffee, cold beverages and savoury brunch options.

Visit the dessert bar for a range of gelato, housemade sweets, cakes, coffee, cold beverages and savoury options, with casual seating available and views of the new Christmas Tree.
Choirs in the City - Martin Place Christmas Tree and Pitt Street Mall
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
Get into the spirit of Christmas with choirs in Martin Place and Pitt Street Mall.

Warm up your tonsils and sing along to your favourite Christmas carols from 24 November until Christmas eve.
JPY and The All-Star Band: The Vanda and Young Songbook: Castle Hill
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
'Friday on My Mind', 'Falling in Love Again', 'Evie', 'Hey St Peter', 'Down Among the Dead Men', 'Love Is In The Air', 'St Louis', 'Pasadena', 'The Love Game', 'Silver Shoes', 'Birmingham', 'Keep On Smilin’', 'The Day That My Heart Caught Fire', 'Standing In The Rain', 'Walking In The Rain', 'I Wanna Do It With You', 'Where The Action Is', 'I Hate The Music', 'Yesterday’s Hero', 'It’s a Long Way To The Top' all written by two of the most extraordinary songwriters of this time: Harry Vanda and George Young; and John Paul Young was at the heart of their hit making era.

John Paul Young and The Allstar Band The Vanda and Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible song-writing duos creations; The songs that gave Australia it’s unique soundtrack during the 60’s 70’s and the 80’s and still to this day.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Bird Photography Workshop
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
The birds are wild in the beautiful botanic gardens. Join passionate photographer and birdwatcher Glenn Smith on a tour through the Garden and discover how he arranges his captivating shots of the crazy birdlife.

The workshop will cover the many and various aspects of improving your bird photos, as well as hands-on application in the Gardens. You will learn to use your camera in the easiest possible way.

Bookings: Essential Online
Drag out the Christmas Tree
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Welcome to the Campest Christmas Show in town. This show has all the Glitz and Glamour of their Drags Show with magical Christmas adaptations.

Featuring those holiday songs they've come to know and love including “Jingle Bell Rock”, “Joy To The World”, “White Christmas” and “Santa Claus is Coming To Town” as well as appearances from your favourite Divas including Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Dolly Parton and even a visit from Santa’s Reindeer.

The All Star cast features, LayDee KinMee The Yodelling Drag Queen from Australia's Got Talent along with The Show Girls.
Macarthur Kids Markets Leumeah
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
At the Macarthur Kids Markets, you will find pre-loved and new clothing, shoes, toys, books, dolls, pretend-play items, car seats, nursery items and much more for babies and kids! Clothing sizes range from 0000+ up to 10 and include pre-loved items as well as boutique clothing from local businesses. They also have a variety of activities on the day for kids (and big kids at heart).
Boltman
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Formed in 2012, Boltman is a classic rock band with an emphasis on Glistening Guitar from the Dynamic Dylan Butler. With his signature Gibson SG he emulates greats like Hendrix, Young, Slash, Van Halen, Clapton, Hammet.



Joining Dylan up front is Scotty Rock with booming vocals ranging from raucous raspy rock in the style of Bon and Brian with wailing highs like Axl and Plant.

Together with the tight as a drum backline of Troy Lowe on drums, Craig Little rhythm guitar and Eric Mellies on bass, Boltman will have you banging your head and holding up horns like the true rock fan you are.

Repertoire from bands including:

AC/DC
The Angels
Guns N Roses
Black Sabbath
Metallica
Led Zeppelin
Jimi Hendrix
Slash
Motorhead
Billy Idol
Jet
Steppenwolf
White Stripes
ZZ Top
The Kinks
Alice In Chains
Stevie Wright
Cream
Blur
Rose Tattoo
Red Hot Chili Peppers

Handpicked: Annual Makers Market
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
For the first time, Campbelltown Arts Centre presents a new art market to showcase Western Sydney and the Macarthur region’s diverse community of artists and makers.

Handpicked invites everyone to experience a unique range of stalls featuring a bespoke offering of artwork, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, woven pieces, leather goods, living sculptures and more. Handpicked provides an alternate Christmas shopping destination and is an afternoon out for the whole family to find a gift or self-gift that supports local artists and makers.

A series of workshops for children and adults will be running throughout the afternoon including drawing, fashion and Japanese craft. For the foodies, a selection of stalls will be serving up dinner and dessert including local favourite Burger Frank, ever popular Gozleme and Pepitas homemade vegan, gluten free ice cream.

Handpicked coincides with the 56th Fisher’s Ghost Art Award exhibition. The gallery will extend opening hours during the market until 9pm and all works within the exhibition are available to purchase.

The full line-up of Handpicked market stalls and workshops will be announced by the end of October.
Michael Shafar in Sydney: One Night Only
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
After sold out shows across the country, one of Australia’s fastest rising comedians, Michael Shafar, comes to Sydney for One Night Only.

As seen on SBS’s RAW Comedy and heard on ABC’s Comedy Bites and triple j’s Good Az Friday. Writer for Channel 10’s The Project.

Since leaving a career in law, Michael Shafar has made a name for himself as one of the fastest rising stars in Australian comedy, reaching the RAW Comedy National Final in 2016 and selling out shows across the country. Building on from the success of his sold out shows Jewish-ish and Kosher Bacon, Michael returns to Sydney with Live, performing his best jokes and stories.
Celebrate the Maritime Museum's 27th Birthday with Rob Mundle
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Enjoy fascinating tales from Australia's 'voice of sailing' Rob Mundle over a delicious three-course lunch to celebrate the Maritime Museum’s 27th birthday in Darling Harbour.

Rob Mundle is a best-selling author, journalist and avid sailor. He has reported on seven Americas Cup matches, four Olympics and the famous Sydney-to-Hobart yacht race on 45 occasions. Among his sixteen sailing and maritime books is a fascinating biography of Bob Oatley and the international best seller Fatal Storm.

Rob has also competed in the Sydney-to-Hobart race and won local, state and Australian sailing championships. He is currently the media manager for the super-maxi yacht Wild Oats XI.

Listen to Rob weave together stories from his illustrious career, including the day that changed his life, with historical anecdotes from Cook to Bligh and momentous events in sailing.

Enjoy a delicious three-course lunch accompanied by matched wines, plus the company of fellow sailing enthusiasts, museum members, Chairman Peter Dexter AM and Director Kevin Sumption PSM. Places are strictly limited, book today to secure your spot.
Boy Out of the Country - Sydney Premiere
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
There's more to land than real estate. There's more to family than DNA.

A fast, funny and darkly observant look at contemporary Australian families, property and the progress of life.

A family property, worthless for generations, is suddenly zoned as part of a regional housing estate to accommodate an ever increasing urban sprawl. At this moment of shifting economies, and loyalties, Hunter returns from a seven year absence. Finding his boyhood house boarded up and his mother in aged care, Hunter goes in search of answers.

And he starts with his brother Gordon.

What comes next will test their connection and loyalty as sibling rivalry and childhood nostalgia collide with unexpected consequences (and a family secret or two).



Seeringly funny and undeniably Australian, ‘Boy Out of the Country’ is a modern bush ballad written in verse that is reminiscent of the poetic tradition of Banjo Paterson.

The debut work for Director Erica Lovell, this new production features a stellar cast including Brendan Miles (A Place to Call Home), Tom Harwood (Things Not to do After a Break Up), Jason Glover (Van Dieman's Land), Jeannie Gee (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof), and Amelia Robertson-Cuninghame (Anatomy of an Offence, Love Child).

Musica Viva Sessions
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Musica Viva Sessions are unique chamber music experiences that invite you to discover surprising collaborations from Australia’s most exciting classical music artists, performing the works they love. Each session takes on a fresh new form as a constantly changing roster of musicians takes you into remarkable and inspiring spaces, creating one-night-only chamber music encounters that blend music, place, passion and knowledge.

In this session at Casula Powerhouse, cellist Rachel Scott is joined by classical guitar duo Raffaele and Janet Agostino to perform entrancing music arranged especially for this unique combination of instruments.
Etsy Made Local
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
The Etsy Made Local markets are returning for their fourth year this November, helping shoppers in nine cities across the country discover more than 800 of Australia’s best makers, designers and curators—just in time for Christmas.

Tens of thousands of shoppers have attended the market series since they first launched in Australia in 2015, bringing some of the best handmade gifts, vintage goods and craft supplies available on the website, to local customers.

Come and discover the wealth of creativity and craftsmanship in your own backyard - you might just find the perfect Christmas gift!
Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
Jazz Connection is part of the Sydney Youth Jazz Ensemble Inc., a non-profit organisation dedicated to the provision of high quality music for youth, under the musical direction of Judy Bailey. These young jazz musicians are drawn from throughout the Sydney region, most attending the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Doors and restaurant including Sunday Roast.
A Baroque Christmas - Australian Chamber Choir
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
In European countries across the centuries, Christmas has been marked by vibrant and joyous music-making. Serious composers would compete with each other to write music with the maximum popular appeal for adults and children alike. This program represents the “pick of the pops” from the late 1500s to the late 1700s.

Includes works of Hammerschmidt, Schutz, JS Bach, Gabrieli, Praetorius, Scheidt and more

Colour Me Crazy
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018
PCYC Campbelltown is proud to be running it's first ever Colour Run!

The course will be held on PCYC Campbelltown grounds and will incorporate colour stations and obstacles. Purchase tickets online or at the club.

Participants will be running in waves of 30 minute intervals starting from 1pm. All participants will get to do the course twice.
Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
Voted Number One for Overall Athlete Satisfaction by thousands of athletes around the globe, Ironman 70.3 Western Sydney has everything going for it. Come and experience the race everyone is talking about for yourself.

The course is nestled at the base of the Blue Mountains and will utilise the iconic Penrith Lakes, located at the International Regatta Centre, for the swim. The bike course include breathtaking views of the Blue Mountains. The brand new flat, scenic run course takes in Penrith’s Nepean River along the Great River Walk, before runners return to the iconic Sydney International Regatta Centre venue to celebrate down the finish chute.

Explore amazing Sydney and race the World’s Best Ironman 70.3 at the iconic Sydney International Regatta Centre. The Opera house, the Harbour Bridge, stunning beaches, the Blue Mountains, fun nightlife, koalas and now a World’s Best Ironman 70.3 race!
My Kids Market Five Dock
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
My Kids Market NSW is the premier Market to buy, sell and recycle pre loved baby and kids goods! The Market caters to all baby and kids needs from pregnancy and newborns to approximately seven years of age.

All quality baby and kids items can be bought and sold at the Market including baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, rockers and other nursery items.

Market goers will find their favourite brands at My Kids Market NSW such as Country Road, Seed, Witchery Kids, Esprit, Cotton on Kids, Bugaboo, Safe ‘n’ Sound, Boori and Mountain Buggy.



Shoppers will enjoy huge savings when buying quality pre loved items at a fraction of the cost of buying new. The Market is held indoors and is a great day out for the whole family with free kid’s activities being held all morning.

Mindful Wisdom Intensive Sydney
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Busy? Time poor? Yearn to improve your life? Reduce stress? Connect more with those around you? For the first time in 50 years, the school is offering its introductory course as weekend intensives. Normally held over 11 weeks, the intensive will deliver the same material over three days.

The course looks at life and its meaning, the world and its causes. It asks, what holds you back? What sets you free? Based on the classic philosophies of East and West, it invites students to see life as a place to test the words of the wise.

It gives practical ways to explore the answer. It considers wisdom and how it is acquired; levels of awareness and consciousness; the power of reason; beauty and the possibility of unity behind everything.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Sydney Gillette T20 INTL: Australia vs India
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
Get to the SCG to watch Australia take on India for the last Gillette T20 INTL match against India.

See your BBL heroes take centre stage before the KFC Big Bash season commences, as they put on a show in a series of exciting match ups.

It is the perfect family outing with loads of entertainment from fours and sixes, to amazing catches, fireworks, music and more.

Don't miss out on the fun and excitement and support your Aussies against India.

Public tickets on sale and are selling fast.

For group bookings (20 or more tickets); official hospitality and travel packages visit the ticketing page on Cricket Australia's website for more details.

An Afternoon of Self Care and Macrame Wall Art
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
Enjoy an afternoon of tea, coffee, a stroll through the Japanese Garden, and sit with a small gathering of like minded people to learn about Self Care, what it means to you and how to include more of it in your busy life.

The group gathering is followed by a Macrame lesson where you can create your own wall hanging to hang in your home and enjoy. Imagine Super soft luxurious European cotton, with a gentle soft twist.

This cotton gives your macrame a warm soft look, irresistible to touch. Colours available are; natural, dark grey and mustard. They will have a selection of sticks to hang your macrame from. However if you choose to bring your own stick, you will need a stick no shorter than 30 centimetres in length and thickness no thinner than 1.5 centimetres diameter and no thicker than three centimetres in diameter.
Sydney FC v Melbourne Victory
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
Australia's biggest football rivalry kicks-off when Sydney FC face Melbourne Victory in the latest Big Blue.

Premiers Plate winners Sydney FC take on the Champions at Jubliee Oval in Kogarah on Sunday November 25.

The match up is football's most highly-anticipated regular season fixture, and this year's game has the added attraction of Japan superstar Keisuke Honda turning out in Victory colours.

The Hyundai A-League game is preceded by a clash between the club's two Westfield W-League teams.

It's a great day out for football fans and family alike. Don't miss it!
Eden Unearthed - Cicadarama
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
Every wondered where cicadas come from?
Their song in summer is the backdrop to many a Sydney picnic, but there is much more to them than just a pretty voice! Come and listen to Dr Nathan Emery and Dr. Alan Kwok as they talk about the research they are conducting in the Cumberland Plain Woodland.

They will also discuss the best plants to include in your garden to make it ‘cicada friendly, challenge you to be a part of the citizen science project called “The Great Cicada Blitz” and have a display of different types.

Newport Beach Festival
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
Celebrating its 46th year, the Newport Beach Festival has over 200 stall holders selling everything from fashion to food and everything in between, there's live music on three stages and rides for the kids.
Memory Lane Festival
Date Sun 25th Nov 2018
The fifth annual Memory Lane Festival features a day of free live music, a classic car show, a beer garden and a variety of market stalls.

A cracking musical lineup includes:

No Brakes
The Cheating Hearts
Voodoo Rhythm Shakers
The Thunderbolts
The BLTs
Script-In-Hand
Date Mon 26th Nov 2018
Get your script read on stage by seasoned actors!

Each month writers have scripts assigned to capable directors who cast experienced actors who rehearse each script then present on stage with props, costumes, sound and lights in front of an audience, followed by a Q and A.

Writers email your script to SIH programmers Ron Hadley and Ruth Fingret at the email provided.
Earthquake Magnificent With Oly Sherman and Rose Costi Sextet
Date Mon 26th Nov 2018
Grab your dancing shoes and something loose to move in as Earthquake Magnificent—promoting their just released debut album Dull Hill—promises to cure your Monday blues and help you get a sweat on with their unique blend of indie rock, Mando pop, surfy guitar licks and 60's harmonies.

They’ll be joined by a wonderful consortium of young artists including the soul stylings of Oly Sherman (fresh off a tour with The Whitlams) and the Rose Costi jazz sextet—members of which have performed with the likes of Elton John and INXS—who will kick off the night with a mix of jazz standards and originals.

Food and drink available at venue. Restaurant opens at 7pm.
Bradman Gala Dinner
Date Wed 28th Nov 2018
The Bradman Foundation is a not-for-profit charitable trust established to promote cricket as a valuable cultural and sporting force within the community with a special focus on the development of youth in cricket.

The foundation invites you to purchase tickets to the Bradman Foundation Gala Dinner, where with your assistance and support, the Foundation can continue to capture cricket's heritage, honour, history and development world-wide and educate youth through the game.

Each year, a select few greats of the game are honoured for their significant contribution to international cricket as exemplified by Sir Donald Bradman.

The iconic Sydney Cricket Ground will be the setting for the Gala Dinner. Mingle with cricket players, sports and entertainment personalities, network with key business people whilst enjoying fine food and wine.

Ticket price includes canapes and drinks on the hallowed ground of the SCG, a sumptuous three course dinner including wine, beer and soft drink.

Dress code is black tie or cricket blazer.

Fundraising activities will be taking place during the evening with a table raffle draw and a silent auction featuring 'money can't buy' experiences.

American Express Openair Cinema - Inner West Sydney
Date Wed 28th Nov 2018 to Wed 19th Dec 2018
American Express Openair Cinema is a quintessential outdoor event, with music by day and movies by night returning to Sydney's Inner West, where the big screen is lit up at Sydney University's Cadigal Green.

Once the sun sets, a mix of the latest and greatest releases light up the cinema under the stars for a truly memorable experience. In a joint bid to champion food waste prevention, American Express Openair Cinemas is teaming up with OzHarvest to present Soul Sundays, a Sunday session of delicious food sampling, trivia, music and games for all the family.

AUD3 donation from each ticket purchased will provide six meals to those in need.

Better yet, anyone short of company is welcome to bring along their ‘Doggy Date’ to any screening!

World Master Pizza Making Champion, Youssef Touati from Salt Meats Cheese, will be flexing his credentials with pizza acrobatics before teaching guests how to toss dough like a pro, and the dedicated cocktail bar will serving a refreshing twist on summer classics, Frosé, Aperol Spritz, 4Pines craft beer and Giesen Wine as well as cinema favourites ice cream and popcorn.

The Annual ARIA Awards
Date Wed 28th Nov 2018
Australia’s biggest and best music acts will come together to celebrate the ARIA Awards.

It was back in early 1987 Sir Elton John hosted the very first ARIA Awards at the Sheraton Wentworth Hotel in Sydney, and was joined by the inaugural ARIA winners including John Farnham, INXS, and Crowded House. Over the next three decades the ARIA Awards has become the pinnacle event on the Australian music calendar, forging careers, creating icons, and playing host to countless magic moments and performances.
Space Bar Electronic Dance Party
Date Wed 28th Nov 2018
Unveiling fresh new sounds of Sydney’s electronic music scene, Space Bar returns for another night with innovative new acts.



Hosting a range of Artists and Producers from the Ultimo TAFE Music course, the night will showcase styles including Ambient, House, Techno, Trap, Hip Hop, Psytrance and Future Bass.

With such an array of emerging talent you’ll be sure to leave feeling electric and excited for what is to come from this next generation of creators.

A Night of Horror International Film Festival
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
Deadhouse Films presents A Night of Horror International Film Festival, Australia’s premier horror film event.

The annual A Night of Horror will be taking place in conjunction with Fantastic Planet, Sydney Sci-Fi and Fantasy Film Festival at Dendy Cinema Newtown.

Together, the festivals provide Australia’s leading showcase of independent genre cinema, screening over 100 of the latest horror, sci-fi, fantasy, thriller, and cult films, most of which are International or Australian premieres.

The event promises another amazing line-up to transport audiences to strange and wonderful worlds, action filled landscapes, and nightmares.

Whatever your taste in fantastic cinema the incredible joint program has your genre appetite covered.

And as the festivals’ audience has come to expect, they will be able to meet and mingle with an array of Australian and international filmmakers at the festival's Q and A sessions, forums, and welcoming after parties.
American Express Openair Cinemas Sydney University
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018 to Thu 20th Dec 2018
American Express Openair Cinemas is bringing more than movies to Sydney’s Inner West as an exciting program of fun, food and flicks is revealed.

With more than 20 events happening in Camperdown 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.

In a joint bid to champion food waste prevention, American Express Openair Cinemas is teaming up with OzHarvest to present Soul Sundays, a Sunday session of food sampling, trivia, music and games for all the family.

American Express Card Members are invited to relax and enjoy the full VIP experience by purchasing a ticket for the American Express Invites Lounge. Card Members will get their own lounger and can get comfortable with a cushion and blanket as well as some tasty treats.

Non-Amex Card Members can chillax to the max with the variety of seating options available and add a touch of comfort to a night under the stars with a blanket and lounger which can be hired as part of any ticket package.
Moonlight Cinema - Sydney
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
Australia’s favourite open air cinema showing advance screenings, new release and cult films in iconic inner city green spaces in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.
Hasse's Artaserse
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018 to Wed 5th Dec 2018
A triumph of casting and repertoire, Pinchgut Opera is proud to present four-time Grammy Award-nominated queen of opera Vivica Genaux with an all-star cast.

Vivica Genaux stars as Mandane, beloved of Arbace, who is accused of murdering her father to ascend to his throne.
Will she stand by him, and what is the truth?

Pinchgut favourite and Australian star David Hansen takes on the role that Farinelli made famous, and the remarkable Helpmann Award-winning countertenor Carlo Vistoli joins them in the role of villainous Artabano.

Hasse's Artaserse has never been performed in Australia, and Pinchgut Opera is excited to revive this work under the sure hand of Artistic Director Erin Helyard.
Pinchgut Opera – Hasse's Artaserse
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018 to Wed 5th Dec 2018
A triumph of casting and repertoire, Pinchgut Opera is proud to present four-time Grammy Award-nominated queen of opera Vivica Genaux with an all-star cast.

Vivica Genaux stars as Mandane, beloved of Arbace, who is accused of murdering her father to ascend to his throne. Will she stand by him, and what is the truth?

Pinchgut favourite and Australian star David Hansen takes on the role that Farinelli made famous, and the remarkable Helpmann Award-winning countertenor Carlo Vistoli joins them in the role of villainous Artabano.

Hasse's Artaserse has never been performed in Australia, and Pinchgut Opera is excited to revive this work under the sure hand of Artistic Director Erin Helyard.
Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission: Boxing Day Drive Tour
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018
Gordie MacKeeman exemplifies the term natural showman. An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs” for his frenetic loose-limbed step-dancing, he just loves to perform. Combine that exuberance and onstage dynamism with the stellar musicianship of his multi-instrumentalist comrades His Rhythm Boys, and you have an unstoppable roots music force.

That potent combination has made the group highly sought-after performers on the international roots music circuit, thrilling audiences from Adelaide, Australia, to Edinburgh, Scotland. They return to Australia for a national tour including festival appearances at Nannup, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Folk Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival and National Folk Festival.
Book Launch: Music's Empire – Works of Donald Hollier
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018
Launch of a book "Musick's Empire" by Anne T Harvey on Donald Hollier, and performance of his Sonatinas for Piano by Dr Bernadette Harvey, Senior Lecturer in Piano. Admission is free, and Anne Harvey's book will be on sale and signed by her.
Refreshments afterwards in the Atrium of the Conservatorium. The event will be at the East Recital Hall.
Improv Theatre Sydney Fourth Birthday Festival
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
They’ve been putting on shows, teaching workshops, getting into corporations and schools and spreading the good word of improv. Over the week, ITS ensemble, ITS grads and friends are putting on the best of what’s come out of the last four years. Lineup includes support and headline shows.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Blacktown Christmas Light Up Concert
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018
Blacktown City will welcome the 2018 festive season with its annual Christmas tree light up and concert in the Civic Plaza, from 6pm to 9pm.

The evening will also include the Lady Mayoress Christmas Gift Appeal.

Enjoy a free Christmas Concert featuring: free DreamWorks Trolls kids show at 7.45pm, live stage performances by local community groups, Christmas carols, kids Christmas show, free face painting, a visit from Santa Claus.

At 8.45pm, the iconic Christmas tree will be lit up, showcasing its fairy light and decorations.
Dave Hughes Live South Windsor
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018
Natural and unmistakably Australian, Hughsey’s laconic style thinly disguises one of this country’s fastest comedic minds. Turning everyday foibles into rich and hilarious routines has made Hughesy the biggest name in Australian comedy.

In 2018, Hughesy sold out stand-up shows across the Australian comedy festival circuit, took Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival by storm, continued his Hit national drive show Hughesy and Kate, and premiered Network Ten’s Hughesy We Have A Problem to rave reviews from critics and audiences. The show’s first season was extended by the network not long after its debut and a new season has been announced for early 2019.

For 12 years Hughesy made up one half of Melbourne’s Nova breakfast team and for five years he co-hosted Network Ten’s The Project, not to mention 10 years on Ten’s AFL show Before the Game.

2018 was the fourth year that Dave opened the Logie Awards with a blistering and hilarious routine, smashing what is widely known as the hardest gig in the business.

Tickets to Dave Hughes Live will sell out. Book now!
Sydney Dance Company's 'New Breed'
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018 to Sat 8th Dec 2018
Sydney Dance Company and Carriageworks present the fifth edition of ‘New Breed’, showcasing some of Australia's most exciting dance makers.

Witness four brand new works created on and performed by Sydney Dance Company’s award-winning ensemble by an incredibly talented group of choreographers: Prue Lang, Katina Olsen, Holly Doyle and Janessa Dufty.

Don’t miss this limited season of raw talent and fresh ideas from some of Australia’s most exciting dance makers.
Bonniesongs Album Launch plus Julia Johnson
Date Thu 29th Nov 2018
Art As Catharsis presents the launch of Bonniesongs’ Strings, a colourful four-track journey from the mind of Sydney based art-folk virtuoso Bonnie Stewart.

Backed by collaborators Freya Schack-Arnott on Cello and Sascha Bota on Viola, Stewart’s composition dances between conventional and uninhibited. Through challenging modern conventions the Australian folk scene is often beholden to, Strings in its entirety offers refreshing bursts of complexity and wonder. Stewart’s voice calls as clearly and distinctly as birdsong, while every instrument wonderfully accentuates its surroundings.

Supporting is Julia Johnson, a singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist who has crafted a sonic world in which antique folk instruments get swept up in to modern beats. Critics have likened her to Florence Welch, Joni Mitchell and Sufjan Stevens.
JPY and The All-Star Band: The Vanda and Young Songbook: Kingsford
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
'Friday on My Mind', 'Falling in Love Again', 'Evie', 'Hey St Peter', 'Down Among the Dead Men', 'Love Is In The Air', 'St Louis', 'Pasadena', 'The Love Game', 'Silver Shoes', 'Birmingham', 'Keep On Smilin’', 'The Day That My Heart Caught Fire', 'Standing In The Rain', 'Walking In The Rain', 'I Wanna Do It With You', 'Where The Action Is', 'I Hate The Music', 'Yesterday’s Hero', 'It’s a Long Way To The Top' all written by two of the most extraordinary songwriters of this time: Harry Vanda and George Young; and John Paul Young was at the heart of their hit making era.

John Paul Young and The Allstar Band The Vanda and Young Songbook is a concert celebrating this incredible song-writing duos creations; The songs that gave Australia it’s unique soundtrack during the 60’s 70’s and the 80’s and still to this day.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Finders Keepers Sydney Spring Summer 2018 Markets
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
The Finders Keepers are kicking off their Spring/ Summer tour final stop, Sydney!

The festival-style market will spring up in the The Cutaway, Barangaroo for three massive days from Friday 30 November to Sunday 2 December, 2018.

Come along and shop independent Australian designers and makers, discover new music talents, connect with creativity and explore a range of lifestyle offerings while fueling up with delicious food.
Mov'in Bed: Sydney's Outdoor Bed Cinema
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
Open Air Bed Cinema at the Entertainment Quarter Sydney.

With a spectacular 150 beds under the stars, Mov’in Bed is the biggest outdoor bed cinema in the world and surely the most comfortable one too. Blanket, pillows, glow side table.

Recline and unwind this summer at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney.

Get your snuggle buddy(ies) ready as Mov’in bed combines the best things in life: a movie night under the stars in a comfy bed, sipping on a glass of wine, munching on some popcorn with your love one(s). Yes, you can be up to three in one bed.

The MIB (Mov’in bed) Team literally spend months selecting the best movies. Get ready for the latest blockbusters with the amazing, A Star is born, Bad times at the El Royal, Venom, First man , Bohemian Rhapsody or enjoy movie classics such as Love actually or the Nightmare before Christmas and get the family out with the Incredibles 2, The Jungle Book.

They don’t play the same movie twice, it’s an outdoor movie Festival!

Burgers and Beats
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018 to Fri 14th Dec 2018
Featuring the best burgers in town (they’re dead serious) and live music from the very talented Kevin Laso, Burgers and Beats at the Arts Centre Cafe is the perfect event for a summers night.
Soultrain
Date Fri 30th Nov 2018
It's been a minute, but the hippest trip in Sydney returns, playing all your favourite 70's to 90's Soultrain Era disco and house vibes, at one of Sydney's most iconic Disco Dens, the Hollywood Hotel.

The boogie selection team consisting of Shan Frenzie, Juzzlikedat, Makoto Kumai, and Benny Hinn will be bringing all that dance floor fire for you to get down.

Doors open from 4pm and the music kicks around 8pm till late. Free entry all night long. See you on the dancefloor.
Campbelltown Christmas Carols
Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
  • *Latest event details yet to be confirmed for 2018***
    Warm up your singing voices and get set for a magical evening at the Campbelltown Christmas Carols.

    The entertainment line up is not to be missed, featuring live bands and a host of solo performers singing all of your favourite carols.

    There will also be a special visit from the jolly man in the red suit, Santa Claus, as well as a range of fun entertainment for all the family to enjoy.
  • Coogee Family Fun Day
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    The Coogee Family Fun Day will feature a large selection of food and artisan stalls – great for early Christmas shopping – lots of fun rides for the children and the popular “Get Wild” reptile display returns this year.

    With the sun shining and a soft sea breeze, the Coogee Family Fun day is idyllic, beautiful Coogee at its absolute best.

    This year there will be interactive games and activities for kids of all ages (big kids, too!), live music and entertainment.
    Narrabeen Lakes Festival
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
    Important Notice: The Festival has been moved back to its original home at Berry Reserve, Narrabeen.

    2018 sees the celebration of the 25th Narrabeen Lakes Festival, on the shores of Narrabeen Lagoon.

    The Narrabeen Lakes Festival is a vibrant festival with something for everyone: entertainment, amusement rides and over 140 market stalls selling everything including food and baked treats from various countries, refreshments, fresh produce, preserves, arts and crafts, clothing, bric-a-brac and plants.

    Displays vintage cars.

    There is a covered entertainment area featuring live acts, Saturday 9.30am to 9.15pm, including a Fireworks display at 9pm, and Sunday 10am to 4.30pm.
    Sydney Christmas Children's Concert
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    Kick off your festive season at their free family-friendly children’s concert at Surry Hills, two minutes walk from Central.

    It’s jingle all the way, as MC Jimmy Giggle, presents Justine Clarke, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, SplashDance, The Listies and more children’s favourites.

    Kids can enjoy craft activities, and play table tennis and giant Jenga with their Christmas elves.

    Santa stockings jam-packed with goodies will be on sale, with all proceeds going to their charity partner Variety – The Children’s Charity.

    Santa will make a special guest appearance, and the night will culminate in a glittering fireworks display.

    Pack your picnic rug and get in early for the best spots.

    There will be food, coffee and gelato available to purchase to ensure everyone is happy.

    The closest train station is Central, for any transport questions See the Transport toolkit or call them..

    The site is accessible, hearing loop is available. There will be bike parking. Pets are permitted, but be aware the event can become crowded and includes fireworks.
    Pink Party Sylvania Waters
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    Join the annual Breast Friends Cancer High Tea.

    Inclusions: Pink Martini on arrival, ultimate high tea, finger sandwiches, sweet delights and savoury pastries, scones with raspberry jam preserve and clotted cream, French handcrafted tea, bottomless sparkling wine and white wine, soft drinks, juices, Santa Vittoria sparkling and still water, raffles to help support breast cancer as well as Girlie market stalls.
    Giant Gingerbread Train and Festive High Tea at Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
    Executive Pastry Chef Anna Polyviou’s giant gingerbread train will pull into Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney on December 1.

    Much merrymaking is afoot as the Punk Princess of Pastry and her team of elves work jollily to create a four metre train, festive High Tea and a Christmas treat pop-up store to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

    Anna Polyviou will host gingerbread making classes for kids as part of Festive High Tea on Saturday December 2 and December 16. The classes will take place near the giant gingerbread train.

    Gary Óg
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    After several sold out Australian shows in 2017, one of Europe’s finest folk and rebel artists makes his way back to Australia this year.

    Gary Óg will once again look to take this country by storm after many highly successful Australia-wide tours through the years, which left audiences begging for more. Hailing from the Gorbals area in Glasgow, Scotland; Óg developed his craft growing up amongst an Irish community, which in past generations have immigrated to the area in the hope of a better life.



    It was from these working class streets in Glasgow that he developed his penchant for Bob Dylan, Christy Moore and ballads of Irish freedom. He quickly started a band, Éire Og (meaning Young Ireland), which developed rapidly beyond his expectations and was soon immensely popular in Scotland, Ireland and most of Western Europe. Éire Og attracted impressive crowds, particularly in their ancestral homeland of Ireland—and it’s a place that Óg still loves to perform.

    See Eventfinda for more information.

    Led Zeppelin Tribute No Quarter: Hammer Of The Gods Tour
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    One of the World’s greatest Led Zeppelin tribute acts, ‘No Quarter’ have been wowing audiences all over the world in their authentic stage show for more than 15 years. The group have shared the stage with such legendary artists as Peter Frampton, Foreigner, Steppenwolf, Loverboy, Jefferson Starship and many others.



    No Quarter capture the subtle nuances and mannerisms of the characters they are representing, just like actors in a film. Fans who have seen the original Led Zeppelin will think the band has returned, with the opportunity to relive the magic.

    No Quarter, Hammer of the Gods Tour features Michael Anderson, channelling Robert Plant on vocals; Nathan Carroll portraying drummer John Bonham; Chad McMurray playing bassist/multi-instrumentalist John Paul Jones and the fleet-fingered Byran Christiansen as Jimmy age.

    Brazilian Roots Rock Reggae and Samba Party With Kavalo
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    Kavalo return with their funky mix of Reggae tunes from all over the world, Sambarock classics and spicy Brazilian beats. A powerful combination that is guaranteed to pump the dance floor and transport you to the hot nights of Brazil. Dancing shoes are mandatory! Think positive vibes, happy music and a pumping dance floor!
    The Argyle Affair Christmas Market
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    The Argyle Affair Market returns for Christmas!
    Support small business this festive season and keep it local. Gorgeous gifts, delicious food and wonderful entertainment, all whilst shopping in style.
    Gold coin donations to their local farmers!
    Champagne Breakfast in the Laneway
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    What better way to start your Christmas shopping, then with a Champagne Breakfast at The Argyle Affair. Grab your girlfriends for a lovely laneway catch up then head inside for some great boutique shopping.

    Champagne on arrival
    Continental Buffet Breakfast
    Tea and Coffee

    Portion of each ticket sold is supporting the Dilly Drought Drive
    Catering by Back Galley Cafe
    Fantasy III: A Rococo Rêverie
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    This end of year concert invites families, friends and lovers of classical to contemporary music to a summer night of Classical music favourites of Mozart, Beethoven, Romantic Liszt, Badarzewska, Wyman to 20st Century Debussy and more.

    Music Director Michelle Park presents her talented pupils as young as four years old to senior students pursuing higher musical studies, to share Hansori Music’s vision to celebrate musicians of all ages as they live their passions for performance on stage.

    The second half will feature a passionate interplay between the Tango Puro Dance group and the Hansori Music String Ensemble performing improvised Argentine Tango with Piazzolla, Dvorak and more.

    Join them for a family-friendly event in the theme of A Rococo Rêverie for a night to remember.

    Presented by the Michelle Park.
    Gingerbread House Workshops
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Sun 2nd Dec 2018
    Tis’ the season to be crafty with the German International School Sydney (GISS) set to host a series of deliciously festive Gingerbread House Workshops. What better way to embrace the Christmas spirit, then with little budding bakers and their families and friends spending fun exploring their culinary creativity as they assemble and decorate their very own handcrafted gingerbread house, man or Christmas tree made out of stars!

    Spend a few creative hours with your loved ones in this traditional 90-minute workshop, set to be filled with laughter, spice and all things sweet and nice! Bookings essential.
    Classical Discovery
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    The Peter Seymour Orchestra, under the direction of leading music educator and conductor John Ockwell, performs works from the canon of Classical period repertoire including Stamitz's Concerto for Viola in D Major, Op. 1, Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in Eb Major "Eroica" Op. 55., and Haydn's Symphony No. 101 in D major "Clock".

    Under the leadership of John Ockwell, musicians in Peter Seymour Orchestra will have the opportunity to learn the foundations of orchestral training and the canon of Classical period repertoire.

    Young children are welcome at Sydney Youth Orchestra concerts. For all performances, children two years of age or older must have a ticket (even if the accompanying adult intends to sit the child on his/her knees).

    This concert is General Admission. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Please bring your ticket to display at the door and gain entry to the venue.

    Concert programs are available for a gold coin donation.
    Burlesque At the Bones
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    Sydney Burlesque Gala Opening Night!

    After three sold out shows, Burlesque at the Bones is back to bump, grind, shimmy and tease you just right for the hot summer nights! Starring a very special selection of some of Australia's best in burlesque performing to a live with Dirty Carpet Disco Band!

    Featuring:
    Bettie Bombshell - Miss Exotic World Vegas Competitor
    Diesel Darling - Burlesque Hall of Fame Vegas Debut Competitor
    Kael - Miss burlesque NSW 2018
    Artemis Seven - Miss Burlesque ACT 2018
    Miss Alessi
    Miss Kelly Ann Doll
    Michael Wheatley
    Porcelain Alice

    Hosted by the one and only Memphis Mae!

    Sydney’s wildest hot spot of burlesque with swingin' tunes, delicious cocktails, tasty treats and entertainment all night long, what more could you want! Tickets will sell out fast, so don't miss out!

    Doors open at 5pm, live music from 7:30pm and Live Burlesque from 9pm. Restaurant 5pm to late.
    Curry Reserve Water Play Space Grand Opening
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    Camden has its very first water play park with the official opening set for Saturday 1 December.

    Curry Reserve Water Play Space has a large splash pad with 36 play features for all inclusive, accessible fun for children of all ages.

    Join them to celebrate its opening with a range of fun and activities on offer.

    Official proceedings will begin at 10.30am.
    Kevin Borich Express With Guest Elect Violinist Adrian K
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    Music at Street Market presents The Kevin Borich Express In Your Lounge Room with special guest elect violinist Adrian K featuring Jon Carson on drums and Chris Gilbert on bass guitar.

    In a career starting with his first single with Astor Records at age 12, Kevin's prodigious and natural talent led him to penning hits such as Gonna See My Baby Tonight and No Turning Back and is a founding member of NewZealand's hit band the La DeDa's, The KevinBorich Express and Australia's legendary The Party Boys.

    Kevin has recorded on and released over 20 albums with major labels and independently under his own publishing and has performed countless thousands of live shows during his career.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Christmas Carnival Westmead
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    Ronald McDonald House Charities Greater Western Sydney invites you to ring in the festive season at the annual Christmas Carnival, filled with family fun zone activities, performances and more! Each year, Christmas at the House is a time for families and the community to come together for an evening of music and entertainment, before the House officially kicks off the Christmas season.

    This is an all ages free entry event so you can spend your pennies at the market stalls, inflatable park and food trucks all while enjoying five hours of ultimate fun entertainment with your family and friends. Gold coin donation is welcomed at entry.

    The event will be at the oval at Ronald McDonald House WestmeadFor further information or to register to attend visit Eventbrite.
    Fair Trade Christmas Market
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018 to Mon 10th Dec 2018
    Willoughby City Council's popular Fair Trade Christmas Markets are back!

    Give twice this Christmas by kicking off a chain reaction of goodwill. Choose to spend your money where it can make a real difference, by supporting opportunities for economically disadvantaged artisans, farmers and producers.

    This is the place to find your ethically sourced handcrafted gifts with an inspirational story.
    Nadya and The 101 Candles Orkestra
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    Camelot will become The tavern at the end of the Euroverse for this huge Balkan Gypsy Party! Nadya and Zoran’s 101 Candles will raise the roof with a night of stomping Balkan-Gypsy firecrackers as well as some French, tango, and Italian classics thrown in in for good measure.
    Fusion Christmas Party
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    Celebrate end of year with colleagues aboard Fusion, a stunning cruising catamaran with three levels for entertainment including two licensed bars and an alfresco upper deck.

    Aboard Fusion, you will have a dedicated seating area for your groups and enjoy a delicious seafood buffet freshly prepared on board along with your choice of beverage package.

    Cruise Prestige on Sydney Harbour aboard Fusion for an unforgettable Christmas function.
    Jim Moginie and The Family Dog Summer Of The Dog Tour: Marrickville
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil) founded The Family Dog when he released his first solo album Alas Folkloric in 2006. They are back and on the road with The Summer Of The Dog Tour, presenting their new album Bark Overtures.

    The band is Jim Moginie, Kent Steedman and Paul Loughead of The Celibate Rifles and Tim Kevin from La Huva, Exiles and Youth Group. Live, this lineup is all about dynamics, travelling from a whisper to a scream, from a blitzkrieg to the odd 'Oils' classic in a moment!
    International Ocean Film Tour: Cronulla
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    International Ocean Film Tour is on its way with the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. 120 minutes of film packed with the most inspiring short stories from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year.

    International Ocean Film Tour is the world's premier ocean film tour. Each year the films are hand picked from across the globe and shown across more than 11 countries. International Ocean Film Tour screened for the first time ever in Australia in 2017 and now the next volume of films is on its way touring across Australia during 2018.

    Each screening of the International Ocean Film Tour involves seven short films, plus a short intermission with prize draw and community engagement.

    Screening in Cronulla for the first time ever so be sure to check it out!
    End of Year Event
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    For all lovers of food - Join The Chef and I Catering's long table, set in the Botanic Garden. Mocktails, Sparkling, Wines and Beer will be flowing whilst Chef serves up the ultimate celebration menu!

    Savour canapés, seafood platters, main and dessert tasting plates.
    Funktrust
    Date Sat 1st Dec 2018
    Funktrust returns and this time, it's serious.

    Block Rockin' Breaks
    Party Style Hip Hip
    Original Uncut Funk

    Star studded lineup:
    The Learned Hand
    Shan Frenzie
    Spook
    The Right Honorable Reverend Doctor Groove Shoes
    Benny Hinn
    Mango Mess-tival
    Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
    The king of fruits will be celebrating the peak of the season again this December with the annual Mess-tival.

    Mango Mess-tival is a one day festival featuring mango growers from around the country, mango sampling, giveaways, and a delicious sausage sizzle. North Bondi Nippers, one of the largest Nipper programs in the country, will welcome in the new season and compete for a slice of glory in mango-based challenges, including mango relay races and mango eating competitions against the public.

    Details may change at any time so please feel free to get in touch with the event organiser on the contact details provided on this page to avoid disappointment.
    Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink: Sydney One
    Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
    Triathlon Pink is available to children aged seven -14 and ladies of all ages.

    For those of you who want bring the whole family and have a spunky male who wants to get involved, they also have Fun Run Pink which is for everyone!

    Have you always wanted to try a triathlon but have been either too scared or too nervous to join in and have a go? Triathlon Pink is for You! Not only do they swim in the pool (where you can use a pool noodle if you want to), you can ride Any kind of (roadworthy) bike and can walk any part of the run (more like a run, walk, chat, run)! On top of all this… they have the best bunch of ladies around and it’s such a Fun and inspiring morning out!

    With events all over Australia they are a national series which aims to raise funds and awareness for their charity partner the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

    Labyrinth Walk
    Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    Regular group labyrinth walks are held at the Centennial Park Labyrinth at 9am on the first Sunday of every month. Come and experience the powerful metaphor of the labyrinth in a group setting. Its an opportunity to learn more about the labyrinth and to remind yourself what it is to simply be in community in a gentle, peaceful way.

    These events are free and open to all. The labyrinth is on Dickens Drive.
    Campbelltown Catholic Club Celebrating 50 years Community Garden Party
    Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
    Campbelltown Catholic Club are celebrating 50 years with the Macarthur community with a special Sunday’s on the Terrace Garden Party!

    Spilling out from the Terrace and into the Car Park for the day, this is going to be the biggest garden party of the year!

    Jumping Castle, Petting Zoo, Rock Climbing Wall and games for kids of all ages (1pm-4pm).
    Food Stalls from Kyūbi Modern Asian Dining and Embers Charcoal Kitchen.
    Drink Specials.
    Plus everyone's favourite Sunday's on the Terrace food offers.
    Family Garden Party at the Campbelltown Catholic Club
    Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
    Macarthur’s Campbelltown Catholic Club is turning 50!

    As part of its 50th Birthday celebrations, Campbelltown Catholic Club will host a free Garden Party for the community. The afternoon will include family-fun activities including a jumping castle, petting zoo, rock climbing and bungee trampolining. There will also be an opportunity to taste the club’s exciting food offering and meet renowned chef, Peter Sheppard.

    For more information, visit King Of Clubs' website or follow Campbelltown Catholic Club on Facebook and Instagram.
    Labyrinth Walks
    Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    Regular group labyrinth walks are held at the Centennial Park Labyrinth at 9am on the first Sunday of every month. Come and experience the powerful metaphor of the labyrinth in a group setting. It's an opportunity to learn more about the labyrinth and to remind yourself what it is to simply be in community in a gentle, peaceful way. These events are free and open to all. The labyrinth is on Dickens Drive.
    Carols At The Point
    Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
    This year the yearly carols at the point will be held on December 2, make sure not to miss out on this special event. There will be an open day with rides starting from 12:30pm, including giant wave slide, jumping castle, obstacle course, bubble soccer, petting zoo and much more, followed by the carols from 7pm-9pm, which will have choirs from St Abraam and other churches from across the diocese.
    Santa In the Cellar
    Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
    Santa will make a special visit to the Macquarie Cellar at Old Government House (this unique space is rarely open to the public).

    Bring your children and camera and take heaps of pictures in this unique setting. Entrance via a gold coin donation. Visit Friends of Old Government House website for more information.
    Bad Moon Rising: The Creedence Clearwater Revival Show
    Date Sun 2nd Dec 2018
    Bad Moon Rising produces a full evening of hits featuring Creedence Clearwater Revivals rootsy and rocking style. The 60s and 70s saw Creedence write some of the most memorable tunes which have stood the test of time. This show has been a wonderful showcase for the talents involved and makes for one hell of a night of partying.

    Songs featured on the night include: Down on the Corner, Proud Mary, Spell on You, Who’ll Stop the Rain, Fortunate Son, I Heard It through the Grapevine, Bad Moon Rising and many more. This is a songbook for young and old.

    Band: Shane Flew (guitar/vocals); Nick Meredith (guitar); Ben Little (guitar/vocals); Lloyd G (drums); Emile Nelson (bass/vocals).
    Body Worlds Vital - Sydney
    Date Mon 3rd Dec 2018 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
    Body Worlds Vital, stationed at Town Hall, will give all Australians young and old the chance to see the intricate workings of the body’s interior through the visual display of donated human specimens.

    Body Worlds is the only exhibition of real human bodies with its own established and ethically reviewed donor programme based in Heidelberg, Germany.

    More than 150 anatomical specimens – all donated for the benefit of public education and exhibition – have gone through a meticulous year-long process of plastination. The resultant specimens illustrate how lifestyle decisions impact the well being and health of the body.

    The Body Worlds exhibitions were founded by anatomist and scientist Dr. Gunther von Hagens, inventor of the plastination process and Dr. Angelina Whalley, physician and conceptual designer. Curating one of the world’s most successful travelling exhibitions since their inception.

    Body Worlds Vital tickets are on sale now.
    New Year's Eve , 360 Bar and Dining
    Date Tue 4th Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Rise above the crowd and count down to 2019 from new heights at 360 Bar and Dining. Celebrate New Year's Eve in style with champagne and canapés on arrival followed by a six course degustation dinner with matching wines, cheese and charcuterie station, live band and 360 degree million dollar views of Sydney. Where better to watch the spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks than from the city's highest vantage point?
    Lone Hemispheres
    Date Tue 4th Dec 2018
    Ensemble Offspring showcases the sheer virtuosity of its musicians in an evening of works inspired by the uncompromising power and aural intensity of a true revolutionary.

    The music of architect, mathematician and composer Iannis Xenakis, has been described as ‘joyously elemental music which turns collections of pitches and rhythms into a force of nature’ (Tom Service). It’s also fiendishly difficult. Claire Edwardes (percussion), Veronique Serret (violin) and Zubin Kanga (piano) each present seminal works by Xenakis – Rebonds A/B, Mikka, Mikka S and Evryali – alongside newly commissioned solos by Canadian composer, Nicole Lizée, Berlin-based Australian, Cathy Milliken, and Sydney composer, Michael Smetanin.

    Program:
    Iannis Xenakis – Rebonds (1989) for percussion 13’
    Iannis Xenakis – Mikka/Mikka S (1971/76) for violin 4’
    Iannis Xenakis – Evryali (1973) for piano 9â€׿
    Nicole Lizee – Bored End-of-Summer Kids (2018) for percussion (World Premiere) 10’
    Cathy Milliken – New work (2018) for violin solo (World Premiere) 8’
    Michael Smetanin – Four Angels (2018) for piano solo (World Premiere) 8’

    Performers:
    Véronique Serret (violin)
    Claire Edwardes (percussion)
    Zubin Kanga (piano)
    Oriental Plants and Their Collectors
    Date Tue 4th Dec 2018
    The modern gardens owe much to intrepid plant hunters such as Thunberg, Fortune, and Forrest, who made risky journeys to exotic lands collecting countless plants new to science.

    Get to know the fascinating characters behind the plants of the HSBC Oriental Garden in this talk and walk with Relle Mott. Learn about the evolution of this quiet spot in the heart of their Gardens from Maiden’s Bamboo grove to the important wild-sourced collection of Asian plants that it is today.
    AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel
    Date Wed 5th Dec 2018
    Walk the red carpet with Australia’s biggest film and television stars at the industry’s night-of-nights in Sydney this summer – the 2018 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel!

    This year, AFI , AACTA celebrates 60 years of honouring Australian filmmaking at home and abroad, recognising some of Australia’s most iconic and successful screen talent such as Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Dr. George Miller and Baz Luhrmann.

    Telecast on Channel 7 and considered Australia’s equivalent to the Oscars, the 2018 AACTA Awards presented by Foxtel will see the very best in Australian film and television from the past year honoured and recognised for their achievements.

    Don’t miss your chance to join the glitz and glamour of one of Australia’s most glamorous red carpet events ahead of watching the AACTA Awards presented on stage at this special gala Ceremony.

    To keep up to date with ticketing and event information, make sure you're following AACTA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
    Evan Pank: Flare Up
    Date Wed 5th Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018
    Evan Pank is an emerging artist living and working in Sydney, Australia. Utilising spray paint and screen printing, he creates works based on his own experiences as a football fan and the interconnection of sport with politics and society. Pank’s unique work explores parallels between political protest on the street and football fandom at games across Australia and the globe. His work depicts the organised chaos that is hidden from plain sight.
    Sylvia Schwenk: Connect
    Date Wed 5th Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018
    ‘Connect’ presents stories and interactions that build intrigue about who people are and how people relate to one another. The project includes multi-channel films showing a social and visual portrait of over 160 people—from local communities in Blanca, Spain; Schöppingen and Berlin, Germany; and New York City, USA (around 40 people from each location)—sharing their private stories and thoughts as they answer five universal questions asked by the artist.
    Beetlejuice at Mov'In Bed: Sydney's Outdoor Bed Cinema
    Date Wed 5th Dec 2018
    Celebrating Beetlejuice 30th Birthday, Mov'in Bed decided to make the movie justice by releasing it on a full Four-K restoration format, assuring a very special scary night under the stars!

    With a spectacular 150 beds under the stars, Mov’in Bed is the biggest outdoor bed cinema in the world and surely the most comfortable one too. Blanket, pillows, glow side table, Recline and unwind this summer at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney.

    If you think a breakfast in bed is cool, try a dinner in bed under the stars! The very exclusive Bed Delivery take the movie experience to the next level. Mov’in bed is partnering with the Rockpool Dining Group - Fratelli Fresh, Bavarian Bier Café and Burger Project for a unique culinary experience. The food is delivered straight to your bed and the Bar will be serving wines, champagne, ice cream, candy and popcorn so that you are all set up for the perfect night.

    Let’s make Cinema affordable for everyone ! Mov’in bed is offering to all movie lovers, very cheap ticket options on the grass.
    Sounds On the Terrace: Not a Boys Name and Fiction Writer
    Date Wed 5th Dec 2018
    MCA and Young Henrys introduce a beer cocktail, the Lagerita, for Sounds on the Terrace.

    Put away the Aperol Spritz and say no way to frosé, the MCA and Young Henrys have teamed up to refresh your summer cocktail of choice, especially for the Sounds on the Terrace summer series kicking off this November.

    Introducing the Lagerita, the love child of a beer and a margarita. Recalling hot Mexican nights, it mixes tequila, Cointreau and a generous squeeze of fresh lime juice with the citrusy hops of Young Henrys Natural Lager. The Lagerita is best served with sunsets and tunes on the MCA’s rooftop Sculpture Terrace.

    Sounds on the Terrace brings together art, good brews and free live music on the first Wednesday of each month. Throw in killer views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House and it’s perfect for your mid-week wind down.

    Free entry, no booking required.
    Simon Tedeschi – The World of Gershwin
    Date Wed 5th Dec 2018
    After a run of sold out shows, The World of Gershwin performed by Australia’s renowned virtuoso Simon Tedeschi is coming back to Camelot!

    Tedeschi captures the Gershwin repertoire perfectly; with passionate, vivacious performances that are bursting with life and romance.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Christmas Choral Concert
    Date Thu 6th Dec 2018
    Manly Council invites families, friends and neighbours to join together in a musical celebration of Christmas at the annual Christmas Choral Concert.

    Come along to sing all your favourite Christmas Carols accompanied by the Northern Beaches Orchestra, Sydney Vocal Arts Centre and Manly Community Choir. There will be a special visit by Santa and a spectacular fireworks finale to conclude the night.

    Food and drinks will be available or bring your own picnic.
    Let There Be Rock – Orchestrated
    Date Thu 6th Dec 2018
    Without question, AC/DC are one of the greatest rock bands in history. Their mammoth power chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the '70s and is synonymous to rock culture to this day. It continues to be one of the defining sounds of rock and metal, and combined with the larynx-shredding vocals of Bon Scott (1974�) and Brian Johnson (1980+), the band enjoyed commercial success well into the 2000s, even up until 2016 selling out stadium shows across the globe.

    Let There Be Rock – Orchestrated is a world first and brings to light a unique production scale that brings the thunderstruck sounds of AC/DC in to a world all of its own, featuring a line-up of some of the world's best rockers coming together to form a super group and backed by a 30 piece Symphony Orchestra to power out the biggest sound ever created!

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Let There Be Rock Orchestrated
    Date Thu 6th Dec 2018
    Without question, AC/DC are one of the greatest rock bands in history. Their mammoth power chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the 70's and is synonymous to rock culture to this day. It continues to be one of the defining sounds of rock and metal, and combined with the larynx-shredding vocals of Bon Scott (1974 – 1980) and Brian Johnson (1980+), the band enjoyed commercial success selling out stadium shows across the globe.

    Let There Be Rock – Orchestrated is a world first and brings to light a unique production scale that brings the thunderstruck sounds of AC/DC in to a world all of its own, feat a line-up of some of the world’s best rockers coming together to form a super group and backed by a 30 piece Symphony Orchestra to power out the biggest sound ever created! Triumph Motorcycles have been associated with rock 'n' roll since the 1950's when they became the rockers bike of choice.

    Purchase a ticket to a Let There Be Rock show and go in the draw to win a Triumph Bonneville Street Twin feat a Brat Tracker Inspiration Kit (valued at AUD18,000).
    Drawing from Nature in the Calyx
    Date Thu 6th Dec 2018
    Join popular tutor Charlotte Thodey in The Calyx for a three-hour drawing class inspired by nature.

    This informal style drawing class is suited to beginners and those who wish to refresh their drawing skills. The focus will be quick loose sketching from a chosen subject, or outside if weather permits.
    Nadia Piave’s End of Year Concert
    Date Thu 6th Dec 2018
    Nadia Piave is a teacher and independent performer in Sydney. She teaches students from a range of music backgrounds and performs music from the renaissance through to world cabaret and Jazz standards.

    Come along for her end of year concert featuring students of her singing studio and her choir, Fortissimo!

    Cambridge Markets Watsons Bay
    Date Fri 7th Dec 2018
    The only market in the Vaucluse Watsons Bay area, Cambridge Markets is now held in Robertson Park, Watsons Bay. The next Market is Watsons Bay Christmas Twilight Market.

    The seasonal markets amongst the trees are a special event in a special place. Come and mosey through the 120 plus stalls, showcasing striking yet affordable shopping ideas including fashion and accessories, stunning homewares as well as a large selection of quality food providers.

    There is a variety of international hot foods stalls to sit and relax for breakfast and lunch amongst the trees. As well as rides and activities for the kids. It is a great day out for the whole family.

    Watsons Bay is right on the harbour foreshore, with easy access by bus or ferry.

    It is one of Sydney's iconic tourist destinations.

    Sydney Santa Spectacular
    Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Sun 30th Dec 2018
    Throughout December a large area of Rosehill Gardens is transformed into a Winter Wonderland, complete with fairground rides, Christmas theme activities, food and drink stalls, Santa's Enchanted Forest and, of course, an ice rink.

    Sydney Santa spectacular has become a favourite in many Sydneysiders' calendars. There's a huge choice of things to do from the ice rink to the Magical Double decker carousel.

    Other popular features are the free cookie decorating, little elves craft workshop, and the toboggan snow slide.

    It's always a hit! Especially when temperatures are hot during a Sydney summer - a large, festive and fully themed wonderland will bring out the magic of Christmas for you and your family.

    It's such fun you'll want to get into the spirit and create long lasting memories.

    Entry to the site means you can walk around and absorb the festive ambiance and have unlimited rides, unlimited ice skating and unlimited fun with the kids.

    Purple Doves
    Date Fri 7th Dec 2018
    Prince: 1958–Forever

    A live band tribute and dedication to the music of legendary Prince with The Purple Doves band presenting to you all the hits live.

    Witness the music of one of the world’s most important artists of all time and be taken by an experience funkier than anything ever seen before as The Purple Doves celebrate the music and spirit of Prince. The Purple Doves band brings all the attitude The Music of Prince demands including a funky vocal and a flamboyant performance that will have you partying like its 1999.

    At Sydney’s iconic live music venue in dance floor mode—it will be a celebration impossible to miss. All the hits live plus your favourite B sides with the authentic Minneapolis sound that changed the music business forever.
    Matt Fraser Medium with a Message
    Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Sat 8th Dec 2018
    Wowza Events Presents Matt Fraser Medium with a Message.
    Matt Fraser is an internationally-renowned psychic medium and best-selling author of The Secrets to Unlocking Your Psychic Ability.

    Over his dynamic career, he has conducted thousands of readings for clients around the world, performed at sold-out events across the country, and appeared on numerous televisions shows and media outlets… all with the mission of reconnecting friends and family with the spirits of those who are no longer with us.

    His vibrant messages of hope, comfort, and healing have touched the lives of all who meet him, making Matt one of the most gifted and genuine psychics living today.

    Psychic Medium Matthew Fraser is Dynamic. Electric. The Real Deal.

    At his popular Medium with a Message live group reading events, Matt connects those who have passed with the loved ones they have left behind. The messages he is asked to deliver frequently include names, dates and locations he couldn’t possibly know and only add to his long-established credibility as one of the most sincere and unpretentious mediums working to bridge the spiritual gap between the living and the deceased.
    Soul Messengers
    Date Fri 7th Dec 2018
    Soul Messengers are a Soul and R’n’B band from Sydney, Australia. With three critically acclaimed studio albums they continue to knock out blistering live shows and are currently working on a new album due for release in early 2019.
    Spotlight Prowl (ages 12+)
    Date Fri 7th Dec 2018 to Fri 10th May 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.

    Please note: This program is for people ages 12+. If you would like to bring younger children to the Spotlight Prowl, please book this family friendly event.
    Francisco Y Amigos
    Date Fri 7th Dec 2018
    Francisco Toledo is a singer and percussionist who has played Latin American music in Australia for over three decades. He is renowned for his Afro-Cuban style syncopated singing, smooth chocolatey voice as well as his large welcoming presence. He has enhanced a multitude of Latin bands in Sydney with his rich and powerful voice.

    His interpretation of boleros is romantic and elegant, and in the realm of Buena Vista Social Clubs, Ibrahim Ferrer. Come and dance to the rhythms of Cha Cha, Boleros, Son, Candombe and enjoy listening to this vibrant vocalist! If you are a lover of Cuban music, do not miss this show!

    Matsuri in Sydney
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
    Matsuri in Sydney is an exciting massive one day event.

    There will be lots of food stalls and beers in a beer garden. Music and dance performances, and stage shows such as karate, sumo and taiko performances. Learn the traditional arts and crafts in workshops with activities including origami and calligraphy!

    This event has been held every year since 2006, celebrating Japanese culture and cross cultural friendship between the Japanese and Australians.

    This is a one day only event, so don't miss out!

    Come and explore Japan for a day - you will be in love with Japan by the end of it.
    Christmas Wreath making workshop
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018
    Christmas Wreath-making workshop.

    Make a beautiful Christmas wreath and get into the festive spirit. Flowerlane and Co is hosting Christmas wreath-making workshops in December.

    The workshops will cover how to construct and build beautiful wreaths. You will design, style and create your own door/wall wreath ready for December. You will be given all the materials to create a stunning natural wreath using fresh foliage, pine cones, berries, cinnamon sticks, dried fruits and other fun decorative stuffs. Take home at the end of the session which is a perfect gift or great decoration for your own home. This wreath will then dry naturally for you to use decoratively in your home throughout the year.

    No previous experience is necessary as they will guide you every step of the way and assist all participants as and when necessary. Drinks ,Christmas Music and special treats will guarantee a jolly and festive atmosphere.
    Glenmore Park Christmas Market
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
    Glenmore Park Christmas Market, showcasing craft, food, plant and clothing items. Many of which are handmade and most of which are local.

    30+ gorgeous stalls and food vendors for your enjoyment.

    Glenmore Park Christmas Market are on the second Saturday in December.

    Don't forget the jumping castle and every month they will feature a free activity for the kids! From plaster painting, finger bun decorating, make your own bird feeder and more!

    Summer Showcase
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
    Come along as their students showcase their learning each term in a concert all are welcome to attend. These concerts are the perfect opportunity to come and see what Sydney Youth Orchestra is all about.

    Young children are welcome at Sydney Youth Orchestra concerts. For all performances, children two years of age or older must have a ticket (even if the accompanying adult intends to sit the child on his/her knees).

    This concert is General Admission. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Please bring your ticket to display at the door and gain entry to the venue. Concert programs are available for a gold coin donation.
    Mothers of Rock
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
    Live and loud! Classic rock hits from the last 60 years performed by a five-piece of super talented Sydney musicians who've been in the game for almost as long as Keith Richards. Well not really but they've got the talent and the skills to rock ya body and entertain you all night long. See you at the Inn!
    Like Totally 80's
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
    Travel back to when everything was Big - big hair, big shoulder pads, big portable stereos, and even bigger hits, it's Like Totally 80's! Enjoy and revisit the totally awesome 80's sound.
    Bloods Summer Kick off Album Party
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
    With the announcement of their sophomore album 'Feelings' Bloods have also announced two summer parties to celebrate the release!

    The parties held in Melbourne and Sydney this December will feature Live Performances, Special Guests and DJ sets.
    Skyscraper Stan and The Commission Flats With Guests
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
    Beloved troubadour Skyscraper Stan brings his band to the Botany View for the Sydney launch of their latest single “Tarcutta Shade”. Pulled from the band’s upcoming sophomore LP, Golden Boy, Tarcutta Shade is a sprawling exploration of life in the slow lane. Coming from the studio and a string of gigs through VIC, NSW, SA and Tasmania the Commission Flats are stage hardened and geared for a trademark high-energy live show. Support from Ruben Neeson band.
    Christmas Wreath Workshop
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018 to Sat 15th Dec 2018
    If you love the idea of creating your very own unique Christmas wreath to hang on your door, or gift to a loved one, then join Pot and Posy's workshop to learn how.

    All the tools, materials and hands-on experience are provided to create your own masterpiece. No experience is necessary. It’s two hours of fun and help with their experienced florist, and some light refreshments while listening to some Christmas carols to get you in the festive spirit.

    Three workshops are currently available and spots are limited to ensure everyone gets the most out of the day.
    Celebrating Strauss: Richard Gill AO, A Celebration Of Life
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
    The Sydney Youth Orchestra, under the direction of leading conductor Alexander Briger, performs works by renowned composer Richard Strauss including Don Juan, Four Last Songs and Excerpts from Der Rosenkavalier.

    Richard Strauss. He’s the firebrand composer who revolutionised the technical and expressive possibilities of the orchestra before the end of the 19th century in his tone-poems.

    Enamoured with the female voice, Der Rosenkavalier is famed for the beautiful music of the three female protagonists, leaving early-20th-century audiences in awe of the exquisite duet and trios within the opera. And at the end of his life, his beloved Germany in ruins after the second world war, he wrote some of the most devastatingly moving music ever composed, most especially the Four Last Songs.

    Young children are welcome at Sydney Youth Orchestra concerts. For all performances, children two years of age or older must have a ticket (even if the accompanying adult intends to sit the child on his/her knees).

    Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event. Please bring your ticket to display at the door and gain entry to the venue.

    Concert programs are available for a gold coin donation.
    Mount Druitt Festival
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
    It's time to splash out and enjoy a free day out with the family at the 2018 Mount Druitt Festival at the Mount Druitt Swimming Centre!

    There is so much on offer at this year’s festival including free entry into the pools, free rides, meet and greet with your favourite superheroes and princesses, cultural stage entertainment, food trucks and stalls, Hawaiian lei and pirate hat making workshops, carnival of games- parachutes, tug’o’war and fun for the whole family to join in, pool inflatables, pool zumba class, market Stalls, emergency service stalls, live blacksmith demonstrations.

    So bring your bathing suit and the whole family and enjoy an entertaining day at the pools!
    Carols in the Park
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
    Come on down to Koshigaya Park with your blanket or chair and enjoy singing all your favourite carols and more, led by an amazing band and song leaders. The family festival will include free activities including face painting and amusements.

    Grab a bite to eat at the barbecue fundraiser cooking up sausage sandwiches, drinks and more.

    The night will finish with a spectacular fireworks display!

    King Tide
    Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
    Put on your dancing shoes! Sydney’s up-town, jam down, roots, pop, rock steady, reggae, gut-soul, sound.

    King Tide are coming back. These Aria award nominees are Australia's premier original Rock Steady Reggae gut soul band!

    Mona Vale Xmas Market
    Date Sun 9th Dec 2018
    The Mona Vale Xmas Market is a community event in Village Park

    There is a great mix of market stalls, live music all day, rides for the kids, food and entertainment.

    It's a great place to do your last minute Christmas shopping or just relax and take in the atmosphere.
    Bhad Bhabie Australian Tour
    Date Sun 9th Dec 2018
    Rap phenomenon Bhad Bhabie will be turning heads across major cities in Australia for the first time this December. She will be performing tracks from her recently released mixtape '15' (out now through Warner) at all ages shows in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.

    After falling into viral fame, the Florida-based teenage rapper has taken her popularity into her own hands, building up her social media brand and becoming one of the fastest-growing accounts in Instagram history.

    Celebrating her 15th birthday by releasing 'Gucci Flip Flops' with Lil Yachty, lifted from her debut mixtape '15', Bhabie earned herself a 2018 Billboard Music Award nomination for Top Rap Female Artist and is currently the youngest rapper to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. The recently released video for 'Geek'd' featuring Lil Baby clocked over three million views in less than four days.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Summer Recomposed Sydney
    Date Sun 9th Dec 2018
    The Four Seasons. You’ve heard it all before, but not like this.

    This December, Momentum Ensemble will embark on a voyage through music and time, exploring some of history’s most familiar melodies, and discovering the impact they made upon the composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

    Under the baton of Ariel Zuckermann, Momentum Ensemble will perform Max Richter’s adaptation of Vivaldi’s Summer Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Miki Tsunoda; and Hindemith’s Kammermusik No.1. These two works bear a heavy influence from the past, yet both composers have cleverly twisted the traditional into something sensationally modern.

    Returning to the roots of classical music itself, Momentum Ensemble will bring the concert to a close with Joseph Haydn’s Drum Roll symphony – a perfect ending to an uplifting evening of music.
    Soar and Roar Festival
    Date Sun 9th Dec 2018
    The Special Olympics Soar and Roar Festival is a full throttle accelebration.

    The free festival is Australia’s most inclusive motoring festival celebrating International Day of People with a Disability and will see luxury car brands and motorbikes from around NSW make their way to Sydney Motorsport Park to celebrate Special Olympics Australia Athletes to importantly raise much needed funds.

    Money is raised through donations from participating motorcar drivers, motorbike participants and event attendees, with all funds raised going towards Special Olympics Australia so that they can continue to create an arena for athletes to exercise, have fun and make life-long friends.

    In addition to the roar of bikes and cars, the festival offers a variety of fun, inclusive activities for people of all ages, including: Live stage entertainment, Dream Rides for people with an intellectual disability, Hot laps in a Forumla Ford, Dance Spectactular, Amusement rides for the kids, Car displays including over 200 cars, fire trucks, police cars and more, Petting Zoo with live animals, Sport demonstrations by Special Olympics Athletes, Helicopter rides, Entertainment by Rob and Tahir, Market stalls, Wheeler Dance Spectacular and Billycart Race
    Aboriginal Art Class
    Date Sun 9th Dec 2018 to Sun 3rd Feb 2019
    On the backdrop of the stunning Centennial Parklands you can discover native art and culture through hands-on painting and storytelling.

    Learn contemporary Aboriginal art techniques and culture with a respected artist. Tap into your creative talents and paint an Aboriginal art style souvenir of your own to keep, whilst gaining an understanding of local Aboriginal culture through the stories of traditional culture and customs.

    Enjoy morning tea and a walk through the local environment, which has local authentic Aboriginal art utensils and artefacts. Shared Knowledge will show how Centennial Parklands is a special place to enjoy and share in a genuine, hands-on Aboriginal cultural experience you will never forget.

    The event will be at The Wild Play Discovery centre.
    Christmas Succulent Wreath Workshop
    Date Mon 10th Dec 2018
    In this festive workshop you will be taken through how to construct your own succulent wreath for Christmas. Not only is it fun to make, the wreaths make a beautiful addition to your home for Christmas.

    They will be providing all the materials including a range of beautiful succulents for you to choose from. The wreath measures 30 centimetres diameter.

    Refreshments are included.
    Macrame Christmas Wreath Workshop
    Date Mon 10th Dec 2018
    In this festive workshop, Create With US will take you through the steps from start to finish of making your own macramé wreath.

    You will learn how to get set up and the basic knots of macramé.

    This workshop is a great opportunity to make something really beautiful whilst having fun and learning a new skill.

    All materials provided.

    Cheese and wine are included to help you get in the creative Christmas spirit.

    Please read their terms and conditions prior to booking.
    Sail Sydney
    Date Mon 10th Dec 2018 to Sun 16th Dec 2018
    Sail Sydney is a premier dinghy regatta which is coordinated annually in December on Sydney Harbour, attracting interstate and international competitors.

    With over 20 dinghy classes, Sail Sydney provides a competitive and fun sailing environment for participants aged seven to 107!

    Sail Sydney was originally established as a test event for Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and continues to provide sailors with a competitive environment to prepare for national and international events.
    Human Rights Day
    Date Mon 10th Dec 2018
    Human Rights Watch observes Human Rights Day each year, sending a message of hope by lighting in blue the Empire State Building in New York and the CN Tower in Toronto. This year Australia will join this global observation for the first time by lighting the Sydney Opera House blue.

    Join them at the Museum of Contemporary Art for a reception with striking views over the harbour, as they recognise the importance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the commitment to protect and defend human rights worldwide.

    Attendees will hear from The Honourable Michael Kirby as well as Director of Human Rights Watch Australia Elaine Pearson, followed by a special performance from Australian singer Lenka.
    Christmas Market: Lost in Books Fairfield
    Date Mon 10th Dec 2018
    Join them for the Christmas Market and Giving Circle.

    There will be food, drink, market stalls, lucky dips, music, activities for kids and special prices on all their stock.

    If you would like to hold a stall please contact them on the email provided.

    PP Arnold
    Date Tue 11th Dec 2018 to Wed 12th Dec 2018
    The â€㮜s Soul/Swinging London icon returns in November and December for more shows with her band featuring Tim Rogers, Andy Kent and Russell Hopkinson of You Am I, Talei and Eliza Wolfgramm and James Black; as well as select shows with the Rockwiz Orchestra.

    PP Arnold‘s CV includes Ike and Tina Turner, Mick Jagger and Andrew Loog Oldham, The Small Faces, The Nice, Jimi Hendrix, Rod Stewart, Barry Gibb, Eric Clapton, Nick Drake, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Roger Waters, The KLF, Ocean Colour Scene, Primal Scream, Oasis and Paul Weller.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Forest Bathing Walk
    Date Wed 12th Dec 2018 to Tue 12th Feb 2019
    Join them on this day for their Forest Bathing/Nature Connection Walk and experience the healing power of nature.

    Their Forest Bathing Walk is the antidote to high-stress, fast-paced modern lives. Studies have shown that being outside in nature has many health outcomes for your mind, body and soul.

    Informed by the Japanese practice of "shinrin yoku" or “forest bathing”, this type of mindful walking is calming and soothing to the nervous system and can help boost your immune system.

    During this monthly program they’ll explore different pathways that help them reconnect to nature and themselves for their own well-being. So break out and get back to the great outdoors.

    Sessions involve:
    Guided meditation
    Sensory awareness walks
    Bush tea ceremonies
    Nature exploration activities
    Christmas Fare
    Date Thu 13th Dec 2018
    For one evening only, Sydney Living Museums will host its Christmas Fare at the Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

    Step through the gates for an evening of festive shopping and entertainment with a star-studded line-up of 40+ stalls featuring Sydney’s finest artisan producers, makers and ready-to-eat gourmet food vendors.

    Established in 2013, Christmas Fare has become a much-loved fixture on Sydney’s cultural calendar. In the sensational grounds of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site in the heart of Sydney, you’re invited to delight in the festive atmosphere with scrumptious food, a pop-up boutique bar, home-grown live entertainment and complimentary museum entry.

    Sydney Living Museums’ resident gastronomer, Jacqui Newling, will be on hand with delectable samples of Christmas classics derived from their historical recipe collection.

    Christmas Fare is part of Sydney Living Museums Food, a popular series of seasonal food-based programs delivered across the 12 sites, including Spring Harvest Festival at Elizabeth Farm, Autumn Harvest Festival at Rouse Hill House and Farm and the Colonial Gastronomy series.
    A Little Lunch Music: Future Stars of Musical Theatre with Bev Kennedy
    Date Thu 13th Dec 2018
    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, curated by Kathryn Selby AM, Artistic Director of this series. Take your pick from one (or all!) of 12 events in 2018, and return to the rest of your day feeling uplifted and inspired.

    Bev Kennedy, one of Australia’s leading musical directors and accompanists, presents and directs a performance by the musical theatre stars of tomorrow. Featuring hits from the shows you know and love performed by dynamic and talented up-and-coming artists.
    Leaving the Western Shadows
    Date Thu 13th Dec 2018
    As he reaches the end of an action-packed twelve months, Lior takes a moment to reflect upon the year gone by with a one-off collaborative concert alongside AYO’s Momentum Ensemble.

    The orchestra will be directed by conductor Nigel Westlake, whose previous endeavours with Lior have included the co-creation of the award-winning song cycle Compassion. Leaving the Western Shadows is Lior’s personally curated collection of songs, featuring orchestral arrangements of his most celebrated music, including Bedouin Song, Daniel and This Old Love; plus a handful of his favourite tracks from his most recent album, Between You and Me.

    The orchestra itself is one of immense creative flair, comprising Australia’s most promising young instrumentalists – each on the cusp of their professional careers. Powered by the Australian Youth Orchestra, Momentum Ensemble equips these musicians with a diverse set of skills, and gives them the opportunity to experience orchestral music-making beyond the realm of the traditional concert hall.

    The joining of forces between Lior and this vibrant young ensemble promises to capture the characteristic Middle Eastern sounds of Lior’s music, with an enchanting twist. Join them for a journey through some evocative arrangements of the songs you all know and love.
    Robbie Miller – Baby Tour
    Date Thu 13th Dec 2018
    After two years, Robbie Miller reemerges, offering a soaring new ode to love. The new single 'Baby' is a triumphant return to form.

    'Baby' was written by Miller, produced by Alex Heriksson (Matt Corby, Tia Gostelow, Moreton, The Ruins) at Plutonium Studio in Brisbane and was mixed by Matt Neighbour (Matt Corby, Missy Higgins, The Temper Trap, Jen Cloher, Alexander Biggs). 'Baby' sees the crooner draw deeply from his folk roots and stay tapped in to the vulnerable singer/songwriter elements that have enamored fans since his introduction to the national musical landscape in 2013.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Hear Me Roar
    Date Thu 13th Dec 2018 to Fri 14th Dec 2018
    The Sydney Opera House is hosting a sensational new music event that will bring together some of the greatest songs ever written by women, performed by some of Australia’s leading female artists. Taking its inspiration from Helen Reddy’s legendary lyric, this brand new show is a musical tribute to female empowerment and plays for two nights only. Tickets go on sale at 9am Tuesday 11 September 2018.

    In a concert packed full of energy, hear iconic music from Amy Winehouse to Madonna, Dolly Parton to Carole King, Anastasia to Adele, Etta James and Alanis Morissette, culminating in a very special tribute to Aretha Franklin. Expect to hear legendary hit songs like Natural Woman, Respect, 9 to 5, Express Yourself, You Oughta Know and the anthem I Am Woman.

    Performed by a powerful line-up of Australia’s most talented female singers and artists, including Christine Anu, Tania Doko, Sarah McLeod, Emma Pask, Melinda Schneider and Prinnie Stevens with more to be announced, hear these hit songs sung live with a rocking, all-female eight-piece band, led by the incomparable Tina Harris.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Hatched Summer School Concerts
    Date Thu 13th Dec 2018 to Fri 14th Dec 2018
    Held in the inner city suburb of Glebe from 10-14 December 2018 their first ever summer school is a new five-day intensive program.

    The six composers selected from a large pool of applicants from around the country will partake in instrumental workshops with core Ensemble Offspring members, one-on-one mentoring with the three composition mentors, Matthew Shlomowitz, Cathy Milliken and Amanda Cole, as well as peer sessions, group improvisations, round table discussions and two public evening concerts which you are invited to attend!

    Their final ‘Closing Music’ concert features the Australian premiere of ‘Lecture About Bad Music’ narrated by Matthew Shlomowitz himself, a duo for voice and piano sung by composer Cathy Milliken with Zubin Kanga and world premieres by Amanda Cole and Andrew Ford. Come along and meet the six selected participants: Joe O’Connor (Vic), Samantha Wolf (Vic), Josten Myburgh (WA), Jakob Bragg (Vic), Solomon Frank (NSW) and Kirsten Milenko (NSW/Denmark).

    Program:
    Thursday 7pm – Open Music
    Improvised and open music performances by Hatched Summer School composition participants Joe O’Connor (Vic), Samantha Wolf (Vic), Josten Myburgh (WA), Jakob Bragg (Vic), Solomon Frank (NSW) and Kirsten Milenko (NSW/Denmark) along with mentors.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    John Denver Celebration Concert: Newtown
    Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
    The John Denver Estate and Metropolis Touring present The John Denver Celebration Concert: A Night of John Denver’s Voice, Songs and Videos.

    Timeless masterpieces including 'Take Me Home Country Roads', 'Rocky Mountain High', 'Leaving on a Jet Plane', 'Sunshine On My Shoulders', 'Annie’s Song', 'Thank God I’m A Country Boy' and more will feature on the night, through stunning visuals and authentic performances.

    Hear John Denver’s voice and watch him perform on video screens while being backed live by members of his touring band! The John Denver Celebration Concert promises to be a night of heart-warming nostalgia. A must-see for John Denver fans!

    John Denver’s audio and guitar parts are heard via the PA and John sings lead vocals on almost all of the songs. There are some songs where Jim Curry will sing lead vocals also.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    George Michael Relived Newtown
    Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
    Coming back to the Leadbelly for their second annual celebration of the music of George Michael.

    Limited tickets so be quick! Dance floor open. Wear your choose life shirts and let celebrate the music, the magic and the memories. December will mark the second anniversary of the passing and they plan on celebrating the music, the man and the legend.

    “George Michael Relived” is an electrically charged two-hour live production which covers all of the great George Michael eras taking you on a journey from the early years of Wham through to today.

    George Michael Relived performs the songs we all know and love such as: Faith, Careless Whisper, Fast Love, Outside, Last Christmas, Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, I’m Your Man, Freedom and Everything She Wants, to name just a few.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    A Taste Of Irish Christmas Kingsford
    Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
    ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ hits the stage this December featuring stars directly from London’s West End. Witness the World Champions of Irish dance take to the stage for a magical night of tunes, taps and tradition! Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to the story of two star crossed lovers that dance beneath the mistletoe.

    ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration. The tale of the World’s most loved nation will come alive in one unforgettable live performance.

    Featuring an unparalleled cast of World, All Ireland and National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, ‘A Taste of Irish Christmas’ brings the Celtic Christmas traditions Down Under.

    The performance is live and sets itself apart from anything that has been or will in the performing arts realm. Irish accordion, fiddle, mandolin and banjo perfectly compliment unsurpassed vocals that offer a unique interpretation on family favourite Christmas carols and tunes.
    Kia Friday Night Racing - Christmas Carnival
    Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
    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.

    Get in the Christmas spirit with kids’ entertainment including a visit from Santa Claus and his helpers, live music, Canterbury Park Foodie Markets and more!

    Want to upgrade your Friday night? The Guineas Restaurant returns to Kia Friday Night Racing!
    Crafty Christmas card printing workshop
    Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
    Why give mass produced Christmas cards and wrap your gifts for your loved ones in generic, boring gift wrap when you can show you care with unique, hand printed cards and customised papers? There's no better way to show that your love and appreciation than with hand made Christmas paper goods.

    In this workshop they will design and make their own stamps which they will then use to create their own Xmas cards, gift tags and gift wrap. You'll get to keep all the stamps you make, in this fun and hands-on workshop.
    Johnny G and The E-Types
    Date Fri 14th Dec 2018
    Sydney’s premier soul show! Their latest Soul Revue showcases the classics from the legendary Stax recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee and Fame recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Dance all night to the hits of Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Wilson Picket, Eddie Floyd, Percy Sledge, Sam and Dave, Etta James and more. This explosive nine-piece band performs these hits like it’s 1967.
    Carols by the Sea
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    This lovely annual event brings the community together to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. The night will kick off with fantastic entertainment from young, local musicians followed by a night of Christmas favourites and carol singing.



    There will be glo-sticks for sale, children's face painting and a sausage sizzle - all proceeds going towards local charities. Cash donations and non-perishable food items brought on the night are also appreciated for local charities.

    Remember to bring along your Christmas spirit, singing voices and a rug to sit on!

    For more information contact Waverley Council.

    Hi-Tec Oils Hot Import Nights Sydney
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    This is automotive lifestyle culture at its finest. If you love anything related to cars, bikes, food, music, fashion and technology - make sure you make a visit to Hot Import Nights!

    See the latest and greatest automotive tuning trends and products from around Australia at this one day automotive lifestyle and pop culture event. Meet and Greet Internet celebrities flown in from all over the world and experience virtual reality, electronic gaming and remote control car racing during the day.

    As the sun goes down, see Australia's aspired models go head to head in the annual Miss HIN Model Contest and the hip hop dance crews battle it out for bragging rights.

    The event also includes a foodies area with delicious local delicacies from food trucks and vendors, as well as Australia's newest indoor car and bike show plus trade displays and plenty of other new attractions!

    This year they have added a three on three basketball contest within the venue, a new kids area and beer lounge!

    For more information please visit the website.

    Presented by Hi-Tec Oils Australia
    Carols in the Garden: Mount Annan
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    Carols in the Garden this year will be starting at 3pm with Christmas markets where you can do some last minute Christmas shopping.

    Kids entertainment and the markets will be running from 3pm to 7pm and then the stage entertainment kicks off.



    For further information please see the website.

    Christmas Market at The Australian Botanic Garden
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    Join the Australian Botanic Garden for a traditional Christmas Market on the beautiful Lakeside Lawn in the garden. Before you get your picnic rugs out for the Carols Concert, have a look at their beautiful stores with local produce – you will definitely find the presents that you have been looking for.

    And your kids can join amazing art workshops where they can turn into Santa’s helpers and produce wonderful presents for the family.

    There will also be kids’ stage entertainment, face painting and inflatable obstacle course all from 3pm to 7pm.
    The 5K Foam Fest: Sydney
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    The 5K Foam Fest is a one of kind obstacle course based fun run. Join them for over 22 obstacles including the world's largest inflatable waterslide, mud pits and 2.5 million cubic feet of foam.

    Rock out all day to 12,000 watts of awesome music, enjoy a free kids zone for kids seven and under, delicious food, great vendors and a beer garden. With a variety obstacles and a ton of foam the run is an exciting challenge for experienced and beginner runners alike. The 5K Foam Fest is not a hardcore run it is a FunCore run.

    Get Filthy Clean.

    What's Included? Every participant receives a runner's bib, tattoo, finishers medal, beach towel, free professional photos for download and many, many laughs all while supporting a great cause.

    Ticket prices jump based on capacity so the earlier you register the more you save.

    They also offer family pass ticket options and discounted rates available for Corporate groups, Military and all First Responders.

    Check out their website for more information on this event you will not want to miss out on.

    Kitty Flanagan: Smashing - Sydney Opera House
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    Love songs, algorithms, chimps, clowns and psychics, everything is getting “smashed”. Smashing. It’s fun and learning. Leave the kids at home unless you fancy them getting a real Flanagan style education.

    Suitable for ages 15 years and older.
    Contains adult content, occasional coarse language and smoke effects.

    Transaction fee may apply at time of booking
    Jay Seeney
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    Jay Seeney is returning to Campbelltown to perform at the Campbelltown RSL.

    Jay’s high energy show has built up a reputation as being a must-see performance with a number of festivals jumping on board to book the band for upcoming performances at the Deni Ute Muster and others. Fans can expect to hear a number of favourite tracks from the band as well as a sneak preview of some brand new songs in the works.

    Jay’s latest single, Ride It Out, is a track that really speaks to the core of Jay Seeney’s values and unshaking optimism. This single, from the Light Me Up EP, tells an emotive break-up story, going through the pain, but constantly knowing things are and will get better – You just have to Ride It Out.

    Jay’s latest EP ‘Light Me Up’ was recorded in Nashville with some of the finest musicians on the globe with Grammy winner Jamie Tate at the helm as producer. This combination of experience, energy and work ethic propelled Jay to the next level of his career and with his reach extending solidly into Australian Country Rock and beyond.

    Inner West Voices Christmas Concert
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    Inner West Voices' annual end of year concert is happening once again!

    If you have the Yuletide spirit, or merely an eagerness to say goodbye to 2018, come join them and get your non-cynical fix of community choir goodness.

    They are once again delighted to be singing in the beautiful Marrickville Town Hall, this time with comedian and writer Cait Harris as host.

    Come along for some stunning songs of all kinds and, of course, a little Christmas cheer.
    Spectacular: A Tribute To ABBA
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    Spectacular: A Tribute to ABBA, an evening of celebrating the music of Swedish Supergroup ABBA!

    George Ellis, one Australia’s most admired conductors, composers and orchestrators will lead a 40-piece Symphony Orchestra as they pay loving tribute to ABBA. The acclaimed 14 Voice Melbourne Pop Choir join the Orchestra, highlighting both the music and the symphonic harmonisation of ABBA’s vocal melodies.

    Together they will reimagine all your Favourite ABBA songs as you’ve never experienced them before including Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,Dancing Queen, Money Money Money, S.O.S., Lay All Your Love On Me, Take a Chance on Me, Chiquitita, Mamma Mia, Voulez-Vous, The Winner Takes it All, Knowing Me Knowing You , Fernando, Does Your Mother Know, Thank You for the Music, One of Us and more!

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Summer Series Sensory Walks
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018 to Sat 19th Jan 2019
    Summertime and a perfect time to get out and about for a morning walk,  at Campbelltown's pristine Dharawal National Park. The Summer Series Sensory Walks gives you the opportunity to taste bush foods, touch and smell the diverse native vegetation and hear the sounds of the bush on this inclusive walk suitable for everyone. Guided by a Dharawal National Park Ranger these tours are designed to help you learn about the park using all five of your senses.

    This tour traverses the O'Hares Creek Lookout track which is a grade one walk, 2.8 kilometres return. This is an inclusive walk and guests of all abilities and ages are welcome, including guests in prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

    Bookings are essential and places are strictly limited
    Participants are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and a hat, and to bring a bottle of water with them on the day
    Tours continue in all safe weather conditions, including wet weather.
    All bookings are made online.

    Meeting point:
    Please meet your guide at the information sign at the entrance to Dharawal National Park, at the end of Victoria Road, Wedderburn. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour departure time.
    Carols in the Paddock
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    Denham Court Anglican Church invites you to join them in celebrating the hope they have in Jesus and enjoy a fun filled of Christmas carols.
    Oran Park Twilight Christmas Market
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    This local market, located at The Oran Park Podium Shopping Centre, features boutique stalls of local artisans selling jewellery, clothing and accessories which focus on quality, authenticity and originality.

    Find creative products as you listen to great music and grab a bite to eat on Eat Street as the sun goes down over Oran Park Town.

    The Artisan market provides a fantastic opportunity to support local artists and designers who are showcasing their talents in a vibrant, family friendly atmosphere.

    A great line up of kids entertainment on the day including free Pony Rides, Jumping Castle, Face Painting, Fairy Floss, Popcorn and a visit from Santa.

    This month, enjoy live music from the talented The Bells.
    Carols in the Crescent
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    Bring a picnic rug, gather your family and friends, and get your singing voices ready to join in on the Christmas fun when Parramatta hosts a free, all-star carols concert for the community.

    Hosted by Guy and Jules Sebastian, Carols in the Crescent will feature some of the finest voices in the country belting out all-time favourite festive songs. Don’t miss a festive appearance from Santa, a grumpy Christmas Grinch character, kids’ rides and food stalls.
    Christmas High Tea
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    Celebrate Christmas at the ever-so-popular high tea! Full of festive cheer, the high tea will delight your senses with crisp Prosecco bubbles on arrival, a delightful Christmas themed high tea menu, festive fruit punch, bottomless tea and filtered coffee, all accompanied by the very talented Susan Gai Dowling.
    Santa's Workshop (Saturdays)
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018 to Sat 22nd Dec 2018
    Still have to do your Christmas shopping? Let your children join them in Santa’s workshop for a day of creative present making.

    They will have stations where the little elves can make beautiful Christmas presents for your family. Children will be introduced to a range of art mediums and natural materials to make a series of works – presents your parents and grandparents will love! Dress up encouraged! Price includes all art materials.

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

    Age: five to twelve years

    Oran Park Community Carols
    Date Sat 15th Dec 2018
    Oran Park Community Carols will be run for the fourth year on Gardner Reserve in Oran Park. This year they're expecting a great crowd, good food, fun for the family, carols to sing, Stew the Chef, a reminder of Jesus as the reason for the season and a wonderful fireworks finale.
    Christmas Wonderland Sydney Showground
    Date Sun 16th Dec 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
    Christmas Wonderland Sydney Showground: Discover the most wonderous festive experience in Sydney this December. A magical family experience not to be missed! Purchase your tickets now through Ticketmaster.

    The team at Christmas Wonderland love the joy and wonder of Christmas! Join them as they help your family enjoy and share the spirit of Christmas. The Christmas Wonderland team has created the most wonderful winter wonderland with premium rides, a beautiful ice rink, the most talented show team, dazzling lights festooned in the summer sky, the friendliest happy elves and much, much more! 
    They guarantee the best Christmas memories at Sydney's best festive event: Christmas Wonderland Sydney Showground!

    Perfectly located at Sydney Showground with easy parking, along with accessible train, bus and ferry transport options.

    Session dates and times will sell out quickly. Don't Miss Out!
    Beach Water Polo Fours
    Date Sun 16th Dec 2018 to Mon 17th Dec 2018
    This is a modified format water polo tournament, encouraging people of all ages, skills and abilities to try this fantastic sport in a location that is not only beautiful but completely different from playing in a swimming pool.

    The event aims to bring families, friends and newcomers to a part of the Sutherland Shire that, although very accessible, seems a bit hidden from the rest of Sydney.

    Combine the location with playing a fantastic sport, participants are sure to have a memorable experience.
    Jingle Bell Rockabilly Featuring the Stray Dogs
    Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
    Come down for some rambunctious rockabilly, rhythm and blues and rock n roll with a couple of token Christmas tunes chucked in. Don't miss out!
    Kings Langley Village Fair
    Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
    Together with the Lions Club of Kings Langley, they will celebrate the annual Kings Langley Village Fair.

    Grab the family and come celebrate with the community!

    There will be plenty of market and craft stalls, arts and crafts activities, a variety of food options, live stage entertainment from local talent as well as kids games and rides. There really is something for everyone!
    Lakeside Markets
    Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
    Come along to this beautiful location and the markets by the lake. What a better way to spend a Sunday and finish or even start that Christmas shopping. Cams Candles will be at the event with lots of beautiful Christmas gifts and ideas. Browse the market stalls, enjoy the lake or grab some lunch.
    Narellan Hotel Family Christmas
    Date Sun 16th Dec 2018
    Bring the whole family down for the great family Christmas event. There will be Reindeer Rides, Christmas Arts and Crafts, a special visit from Santa and Live Music! Book your table now.
    Summer School Holiday Art Workshops for Children
    Date Mon 17th Dec 2018 to Fri 25th Jan 2019
    Join the Summer School Holiday Art Programs and School Holiday Camps for children and high school students. Their bumper summer school holiday art programs for kids run in December (17â€㦁 December) as well as in January (14â€㦅 January 2019).

    Art Est. Art School’s summer school holiday program offers creative visual art, pottery and ceramic workshops for kids five to sixteen each and every school holiday. Their workshops are three hours long and run morning and afternoon (9:30amâ€㥸:30pm and 1:30pmâ€ׂ:30pm).

    Children can stay for half a day or a full day, or attend a range of programs over the holiday period.

    Lunchtime supervision is provided at no extra cost. Workshop prices include all art materials and tuition.

    See Eventfinda for more information.

    Pre-Christmas School Holiday Art Programs for Kids Over Five
    Date Mon 17th Dec 2018 to Fri 21st Dec 2018
    Book the kids into some some Pre-Christmas School Holiday fun. Keep the kids occupied while you do your Christmas shopping this December.

    School holidays programs at Art Est. Art School are a fun and creative activity for children with painting, drawing, cartooning, ceramics, clay sculpture, pottery wheel, and more. In December they have some fun festive themed workshops to get everyone excited for the season, as well as your regular favourites.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Santa's Workshop (Weekdays)
    Date Mon 17th Dec 2018 to Fri 21st Dec 2018
    Still have to do your Christmas shopping? Let your children join them in Santa’s workshop for a day of creative present making.

    They will have stations where the little elves can make beautiful Christmas presents for your family. Children will be introduced to a range of art mediums and natural materials to make a series of works – presents your parents and grandparents will love! Dress up encouraged! Price includes all art materials.

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

    To book Santa's Workshop on Saturdays, click here.

    Age: five to twelve years

    Storytime Ballet: Coppélia (Sydney Opera House)
    Date Wed 19th Dec 2018 to Sat 29th Dec 2018
    A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, where all is not what it seems.

    Experience ballet’s most playful comedy live on stage in an interactive production of Coppélia created especially for children aged three and up. Join the young lovers Swanilda and Franz as they sneak into Dr Coppelius’ mysterious workshop and discover the secrets of his mechanical dolls.​​

    Running for under an hour and brimming with magic tricks, life-size toys and enchanting costumes, this narrated version of Coppélia will surprise and delight little ones and have them dancing all the way home.
    Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
    Date Wed 19th Dec 2018
    Welcome to Macarthur's collaborative Christmas Party at Rydges Campbelltown.
    Guests will eat, drink and be merry, enjoying the stunning outdoor terrace area and dining space at Rydges.

    This event is ideal for all business and social groups in the Macarthur area. Ticket price includes: Feast Grazing Table, two hour drinks package 7pm to 9pm (full bar service is available to purchase after 9pm), Christmas themed event space on Terrace and function room, Entertainment, Lucky Door prizes and more.

    From sole traders to corporates, networking groups to sporting teams, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" will cater to all. There will be quiet chill out zones for those who want to chat and relax, and a dance floor and DJ for those who want to finish the year shakin what your mumma gave ya!

    The events team at Eat Shop Love, have created this collaborative Christmas event so that companies and social groups of all sizes can enjoy a fun filled night out!
    Jeff Duff – Walk On the Wild Side
    Date Fri 21st Dec 2018
    Jeff Duff and his killer band perform Lou Reed’s Landmark Album Transformer in its entirety plus a raunchy set of Lou Reed’s and Velvet Underground’s classics! Joining Jeff is John Encarnacao, Bill Gibson, Tim Byron and Jess Ciampa!
    Heritage Hotel Christmas Party
    Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
    Heritage Hotel Christmas Party featuring Barry Munro's Band

    Join them for an awesome evening of family fun. It is a great opportunity for you to let your hair down and enjoy the beginning of the holiday season.

    Make sure you wear your Santa hat for your chance to win a meal deal from the bistro.

    They are sure it will be a full house so make sure you phone them and reserve a table now.
    Living Colour Sydney
    Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
    Ground breaking New York City funk-rockers Living Colour perform highlights from their debut album Vivid plus a special encore of greatest hits!

    An intoxicating brew of hard, grinding rock with splashes of funk, jazz, reggae, rap, punk and even country rhythms. Hear ‘Cult of Personality’, ‘Glamour Boys’, ‘Open Letter (To a Landlord)’, ‘Love Rears it’s Ugly Head’, ‘Type’, ‘Bi’, ‘Nothingness’ plus more!

    Living Colour had and continue to have, no limits. They are a band willing to defy convention. Their now legendary live shows are considered a “high-energy musical extravaganza.” Don’t miss your chance to experience highlights from an album and band that changed the landscape of music!
    Believe - A Magical Christmas Experience
    Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
    Join them for a magical day celebrating the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas.

    Breakfast with Santa - This event includes a delicious buffet breakfast at The Cube, Campbelltown.
    Meet Santa, enjoy kids activities and all kids tickets receive a gift.
    Magic of Christmas
    Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
    Magic of Christmas, organised and managed by Gledswood Homestead and Winery will be an evening of Christmas carols, entertainment, food trucks, cellar door, craft beer bars, Froze cart, Gin bar, kids activities and a Gift tree accepting gifts for The Exodus Foundation.

    Gates open 4pm with Christmas carols from 5pm - 8:30pm. Enjoy a visit from singing Santa, Food trucks and an outdoor lawn party 9pm - 11pm.

    Pre-book online or pay at the gate.

    No alcohol can be brought into the property. Security will be onsite checking bags on entry.

    Venue will be closed once event reaches capacity to ensure it does not get overcrowded.

    All gifts placed under the Exodus Foundation Gift tree must be wrapped and labeled with age and gender of recipient. Gifts will be delivered to the Exodus Foundation on Sunday 23 December.
    Sydney Christmas Fair
    Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018 to Sat 21st Dec 2019
    Join them for an exciting Christmas Fair followed by Carols in the evening!

    A Christmas Fair the whole family will enjoy! From amusement rides to children’s activities, food trucks and market stalls.

    Grab those last minute handmade, hard to find, originally amazing gifts. Have your photo taken with Santa, choose your setting from Bush Christmas, White Christmas, Aussie Christmas and Traditional Christmas.

    Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon tea and Supper with Santa tickets will be released on 15 October at 9am. Spaces are strictly limited for our magically themed meal with some very special guests.

    Family entertainment throughout the day followed by Christmas Carols in the evening!

    No Entry Fee, Charity Collections will be present on the day. Ride tickets will be sold by operators.

    Fireworks at 9pm.
    Carols by The Cauldron
    Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018 to Sat 21st Dec 2019
    Join them for an exciting Christmas Fair followed by Carols in the evening!

    A Christmas Fair the whole family will enjoy! From amusement rides to children’s activities, food trucks and market stalls.

    Grab those last minute handmade, hard to find, originally amazing gifts. Have your photo taken with our Santa, choose your setting from Bush Christmas, White Christmas, Aussie Christmas and Traditional Christmas.



    Lunch, Afternoon tea and Supper with Santa! Spaces are strictly limited for their magically themed meal with some very special guests. Tickets are available online.

    Join their Gingerbread House Decorating Workshops at 11am, 2pm and 5pm. Tickets are available online.

    Family entertainment throughout the day followed by Christmas Carols in the evening!

    No Entry Fee, Charity Collections will be present on the day. Ride tickets will be sold by operators.

    Rosé Bay Wine Festival
    Date Sat 22nd Dec 2018
    The inaugural Rosé Bay festival combines some of the best rosé and other wines from France and Australia with authentic French food and other stalls in the tradition of French Christmas markets.

    Rosé Bay – the South of France comes to Sydney’s East - brings together an extensive range of rosé wines for tasting or purchase to enjoy at the festival in their waterfront setting or to take home.

    Their harbourside location within the Woollahra Sailing Club provides the perfect summer’s day setting where you can:
    Taste an extensive range of wines; Sit back and enjoy a full glass with friends in the harbour side location with live music; Place orders for your home wine supplies; Enjoy lunch, afternoon tea or dinner in the enclosure.

    At Rosé Bay expect a stunning alternative to the shopping malls where your Christmas gifts can include internationally known French brands and local providers.

    Come to the South of France and be home by Christmas! Packing and jet lag a non-issue. Rosé Bay is the Christmas catch-up opportunity you and your friends have been looking for!
    Sydney Fish Market 36-Hour Seafood Marathon
    Date Sun 23rd Dec 2018 to Mon 24th Dec 2018
    Sydney Fish Market's 36-Hour Seafood Marathon, where retailers will be staying open for 36 hours from 5am Wednesday 23 December right through to 5pm Christmas Eve.

    Visitors can come down to enjoy the fun and frenzy of the marathon, stock up on Christmas supplies, enjoy some delicious fresh or cooked seafood, or just sit back and people-watch from the waterside boardwalk.

    Additional parking will be available at the Sydney Secondary College, Pyrmont Bridge Road from 23 to 24 December.
    Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market
    Date Sun 23rd Dec 2018
    Carriageworks Christmas Farmers Market is an exclusive opportunity to buy fresh seasonal produce and gifts just two days before Christmas.

    Featuring fresh turkey, hams and seafood, delicious cherries, fresh fruit, cheeses and plum puddings from NSW’s best producers. Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase last minute food related gifts and the freshest produce as Carriageworks celebrates the festive season with the best from their weekly Farmers Market, just in time for Christmas.
    Breakfast with Santa
    Date Sun 23rd Dec 2018
    Campbelltown R.S.L Club have invited Santa for breakfast! Enjoy an all you can eat buffet breakfast including waffles and all the kids favourite cereals plus giveaways for the kids!
    Love Actually at Mov'In Bed - Sydney's Outdoor Bed Cinema
    Date Sun 23rd Dec 2018
    With a spectacular 150 beds under the stars, Mov’in Bed is the biggest outdoor bed cinema in the world and surely the most comfortable one too. Blanket, pillows, glow side table, Recline and unwind this summer at the Entertainment Quarter in Sydney.

    If you think a breakfast in bed is cool, try a dinner in bed under the stars! The very exclusive Bed delivery take the movie experience to the next level. Mov’in bed is partnering with the Rockpool Dining Group - Fratelli Fresh, Bavarian Bier Café and Burger Project for a unique culinary experience. The food is delivered straight to your bed and the Bar will be serving wines, champagne, ice cream, candy and popcorn so that you are all set up for the perfect night.

    Let’s make Cinema affordable for everyone! Mov’in bed is offering to all movie lovers, very cheap ticket options on the grass.
    Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise
    Date Mon 24th Dec 2018
    Join them for Christmas Eve on Sydney Harbour on this fantastic three hour dinner cruise on Monday Christmas Eve.

    With a delicious, freshly prepared buffet meal with traditional roasts, a variety of fresh salads, and tempting desserts, stunning harbour views and live entertainment, this is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit.

    Sway to the rhythm of a live band performing throughout the night with a mix of modern and Christmas classics as you enjoy a chilled beverage from the fully licensed bar.
    Festive Season at Café Mix
    Date Mon 24th Dec 2018 to Tue 25th Dec 2018
    In Sydney, nothing but the very best local seafood will do. This year’s buffet features market-fresh Balmain bugs, poached prawns, mussels, freshly shucked Pacific and Sydney rock oysters and our delicate blue swimmer crab. Delight in a ham and turkey carving station, as well as Asian delicacies and cheeses from around the globe. Finish on a sweet note, with a selection of dessert treats, lovingly created by Executive Pastry Chef, Anna Polyviou.

    Christmas Eve Dinner 6pm - 10pm.

    Christmas Day Lunch 12 noon - 2.30pm.

    Christmas Day Dinner 6pm - 10pm.

    Terms and Conditions. Bookings are essential.
    Christmas From Above at 360 Bar and Dining
    Date Mon 24th Dec 2018 to Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Ascend 84 levels above the city this festive season. Indulge in a magical Christmas Eve dinner with Sydney's sparkling night lights as the backdrop and choose between two or three course a la carte dining. Or join them on Christmas Day for a three course lunch including glass of sparkling, while taking in 360 revolving views of the harbour and skyline. Kids pricing also available.
    Sky High Christmas Feast at Sydney Tower Buffet
    Date Mon 24th Dec 2018 to Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Celebrate the festive season over a sky high Christmas feast at Sydney Tower Buffet. On top of the 55+ gourmet dishes on offer featuring all your favourites, they will also be serving up a seafood extravaganza plus Christmas specials. These include fresh oysters, Oysters Kilpatrick, Oysters Mornay, crab claws, marinated tuna, sushi, pea and ham soup, roast vegetables, homemade roast turkey roulade, Christmas pudding and more! Open for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day lunch and dinner.
    Christmas Day Lunch Cruise
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    This Christmas day lunch cruise is a perfect opportunity for a get together with friends and family on one of the most spectacular settings in the world. Combine million dollar views with great food and excellent hospitality!

    Be ready to catch your harbour memories on camera and don’t forget to be on your best behaviour. You might even get a surprise visit from Santa Claus!
    Christmas Day Dinner Cruise
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    The Christmas Day Dinner cruise is a perfect opportunity for a get together with family and friends on Christmas Day without the hassle of cooking, hosting or the dreaded tidy up that follows.

    Enjoy Christmas on magical Sydney Harbour with a freshly prepared buffet meal with traditional roasts, a variety of fresh salads, tempting desserts and fresh fruit platters. This is the perfect way to relax and enjoy this Christmas!
    Christmas Day Lunch Cruises
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Join them for Christmas Day Lunch and a spectacular cruise onboard Sydney 2000. Take in the sights from the expansive open observation deck and enjoy the feast on one of three restaurant decks. Great range of options for families, singles and travellers.

    See their full range of Christmas Day Lunch Cruises including:

    Christmas Day Lunch - Sydney 2000 Sky Deck
    Enjoy upper Sky Deck seating aboard flagship MV Sydney 2000, five-course premium lunch plus premium wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks

    Christmas Day Lunch - Sydney 2000 Club Deck
    Great seating aboard MV Sydney 2000 Club Deck, festive Christmas buffet including traditional dishes and seafood, plus premium wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks

    Christmas Day Lunch - Sydney 2000 Show Deck
    A festive buffet lunch featuring a traditional Christmas selection plus seafood, a welcome drink and purchase bar
    Christmas Day Buffet at The Calyx
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Tis' the season to be feasting! Experience a decadent Christmas experience in unique setting of The Calyx, set against Pollination green wall; 18,000 individual plants showcased in all their glory at six metres high and 50 metres wide.

    Enjoy a delicious selection of grazing stations, filled with those traditional Australian Christmas favourites including prawns, house glazed leg ham, turkey, warmed Christmas pudding and so much more.
    Christmas Day at Belgenny Farm
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Enjoy a magical Christmas Day Lunch with friends and family, in a picturesque, historic farm setting.

    Indulge in a Christmas Lunch Buffet that is sure to impress. Their chefs choose only the freshest range of seafood and produce which is served along with slow roasted meats and handcrafted desserts.

    Menu available online.

    DJ Santa will be playing the best of festive tunes!

    Freshly brewed coffee and tea is complimentary, and a bar service with bespoke Christmas Cocktails is available on the day for purchase.

    Christmas Seafood Buffet Luncheon
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Set up for lunch in the Lakeside Centre with elegant floor to ceiling windows, chandeliers, an outdoor terrace overlooking delicately manicured gardens and a dedicated bar this Christmas.

    Enjoy live entertainment by Paul Winn playing the favourites plus Christmas Carols whilst indulging in traditional roast meats, fresh seafood, vibrant salads, intricate sides and sweets for dessert.

    Must show valid membership card at Reception when collecting member tickets.
    Christmas in the Clouds at STUDIO Sydney Tower
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Celebrate Christmas amongst the clouds at STUDIO Sydney Tower. Join them for a relaxing long lunch 86 levels above the city, looking out to Sydney's sparkling harbour and beyond. Get festive in style with a glass of sparkling on arrival followed by a splendid three course banquet menu, including Christmas favourites like honey glazed ham and roast turkey breast served straight from our meat carving station.
    Christmas Lunch at Macarthur Grange
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Enjoy a magical Christmas Day Lunch with friends and family, in a picturesque Country Club setting at Macarthur Grange!

    Indulge in a Christmas Lunch Buffet that is sure to impress. Their chefs choose only the freshest range of seafood and produce which is served along with slow roasted meats and handcrafted desserts.

    Freshly brewed coffee and tea is complimentary, and a bar service with bespoke Christmas Cocktails is available on the day for purchase.

    Entertainment provided by DJ Santa.
    Christmas Seafood Buffet Luncheon at Wests
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Spend the day at Wests with the family enjoying a succulent seafood buffet luncheon for all. Taste a selection of traditional Christmas meals including stuffed roast turkey, ham and pork, along with fresh king prawns, Sydney rock oysters and smoked salmon.

    Finish off lunch with seasonal fruit, cheese platters and assorted sweets. Stay entertained throughout the day with Gary Johns four piece band, singing Christmas carols and top hits, as well as lucky door prizes. Must show valid membership card at Reception when collecting member tickets.
    Christmas Day at Rydges Campbelltown
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Bring along family and loved ones to Rydges Campbelltown and celebrate Christmas without the hard work and fuss at home.



    You will be treated with a chef prepared Lunch feast of festive delights including carvery meats, fresh seafood, gourmet salads, delicious desserts plus a three hour beverage package including OTIS Brewing Co beers, house sparkling, red and white wine, and soft drink.

    Children’s meals include a soft drink / juice package.

    Santa will also make a special visit and hand out Christmas pressies to the kids!

    Christmas Day Luncheon at The Hermitage
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Celebrate Christmas this year with a luncheon at The Hermitage Restaurant. Enjoy a delectable four course menu, with live entertainment and a visit from Santa! Make sure you book early as this event is a popular one!
    Christmas Day Lunch
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Bring along family and loved ones to the Ingleburn RSL Club and celebrate Christmas with a mouth-watering three course meal for adults and delicious two course meal for children.
    Christmas Seafood Buffet
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Share the joy of Christmas over a buffet spread of fresh seafood, meat carvery station, salads and desserts along with a beverage package and fun family entertainment in the heart of Sydney. Kids five years and under enter free.
    Christmas Day Dining at Campbelltown RSL Club
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Star Buffet at Campbelltown RSL Club would like to treat you with a delicious lunch or dinner this Christmas Day.

    Featuring over 100 delicious dishes, with a diverse range of international cuisine, seafood and mouth-watering desserts, you will be delighted at the value for the money.

    Bookings are essential. Please see website for further details.
    Spirit Christmas Day Lunch
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    This Christmas day lunch cruise is a perfect opportunity for a get together with friends and family on one of the most spectacular settings in the world. Combine million dollar views aboard this large cruising catamaran with great food and excellent hospitality!

    Be ready to catch your harbour memories on camera and don’t forget to be on you best behaviour. You might even get a surprise visit from Santa Claus!
    Jerry Bailey Christmas Day Lunch
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Celebrate Christmas day on a three-hour lunch cruise together with friends and family. Enjoy a Christmas holiday-themed menu with festive music and amazing views of Sydney Harbour.

    Infant under four years old enter free.
    Sydney 2000 Christmas Day
    Date Tue 25th Dec 2018
    Celebrate Christmas day on a lunch cruise with Sydney-2000, the vessel chosen for the official arrival of Pope Benedict XVI to World Youth Day Sydney. Have a fun lunch with your favourite people, friends and family and get to enjoy the spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.
    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
    The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be conducted on the waters of Sydney Harbour, the Tasman Sea, Storm Bay and the Derwent River.

    Over the past 70 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup horse race, the Davis Cup tennis and the cricket tests between Australia and England. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage than does the start on Sydney Harbour.

    Participants from maxi yachts to weekend racers take part in this event, which starts from Nielsen Park in Sydney Harbour and takes the international fleet 628 nautical miles to the finish line in the Derwent River, Hobart.
    Boxing Day Cruises
    Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
    Boxing Day is the day Sydney comes out to play. All the action is centered around the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, one of the world's greatest ocean races.

    Enjoy an a la carte or buffet lunch cruise on flagship Sydney 2000, or pack a picnic and join the fun on their spectator craft.

    Sky Deck Lunch - four course premium lunch with drinks on MV Sydney 2000 Sky Deck.

    Club Deck Lunch - special seafood buffet lunch with drinks on the Club Deck of flagship MV Sydney 2000.

    Show Deck Lunch - buffet lunch with drinks on Sydney 2000 Show Deck.

    Boxing Day Race to Bondi - Cruise aboard rocket catamarans and follow the race outside `The Heads’ of Sydney Harbour towards Bondi, with commentary.

    Bring Your Own Picnic and drinks (no onboard sales)

    10:30am Boxing Day Race Picnic - Cruise aboard premier sightseeing vessels to the Heads, includes sweet and savoury morning tea box, one free beer, wine or soft drink, plus tea or coffee and commentary. Bring Your Own Picnic. Beverages are available for purchase onboard (no Bring Your Own alcohol).

    Boxing Day Lunch Cruise
    Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
    Join them for a Boxing Day to remember aboard a fantastic three hour lunch cruise to witness the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

    Over the past 65 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia’s summer sport, attracting hundreds of thousands of spectators to the beautiful waters and scenic foreshores of their harbour each year.

    Be a part of the action this year and join them as they venture into the midst of the start of one of the world’s most arduous yacht races and share the excitement of the start and see who achieves the honors of first through the heads.

    Three hour Sydney Harbour Sightseeing Cruise with three course international seafood and carvery buffet. Refreshing sliced fresh fruit platters. Freshly percolated coffee and tea with delicious desserts. Live harbour and race commentary from the captain.

    Fully licensed cash bar. Great bar packages available. Spacious observation decks for comfortable viewing. Great views of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Photographer on board. Cruise Director to ensure everyone has a great time.
    Boxing Day Cruise: Watch the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race
    Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
    Boxing Day on Sydney Harbour is the place to be. The harbour comes alive with activity to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. With Spirit Fleet you get front row seats to see all the action. Their knowledgeable skippers keep up with the action and you get the best views for your Boxing Day cruise.

    Spirit Fleet offers private boat charters on Boxing Day for small groups.

    Choose from Silver Spirit’s spacious comfort for up to 40 guests or Free Spirit’s action packed trip with her off shore license follows the yachts outside the heads being part of the action for longer. Enquire now about packages available for both boats. This is a prime date and books in advance.
    Mirror Dinghy World Championships
    Date Wed 26th Dec 2018 to Sun 6th Jan 2019
    Looking for some serious sailing with serious fun for the whole family? Then join them and parents and children from around the world for the Mirror Dinghy World Championships.

    That’s 12 fabulous summer days of family-friendly activities on and off the water against the glorious backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

    Hosted by Olympic sailing venue, Woollahra Sailing Club on beautiful Rose Bay, the event is designed to offer the opportunity for any parent to participate in an active sport with their child at minimal cost and with maximum fun for all the family.

    The Mirror Dinghy is the world’s most popular two-handed boat. It is easy and fun to sail and enjoyed by children sailing with children, children sailing with parents, couples and even grandparents getting involved.

    The two-week sailing regatta will cater for families on holiday with sailing in the afternoons and morning activities such as surfing, snorkelling, bush-walks as well as the opportunity to enjoy Sydney and other NSW attractions.

    With over 50 boats and their families from countries including Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, South Africa, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia, this is the perfect event for the whole family looking for a summer holiday adventure.
    Sydney to Hobart at Q Station
    Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
    Celebrate the start of the Sydney to Hobart at Q Station! Watch the yachts race down Sydney Harbour and out the heads from one of the best vantage points in Sydney.

    Join them in the Hospital Precinct, perched on North Head with stunning views directly up Sydney Harbour.

    A great day for all the family with live entertainment, a smokey barbecue offering delicious lunch and snack options, plus giant games for the kids.



    Cheese and seafood platters can be pre-ordered and collected on the day. Drinks are available for purchase from the bar. Local Northern Beaches musician Anyes will be performing acoustically from 11am – 2pm.

    Bella Vista Boxing Day
    Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
    As every Australian knows, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race defines Boxing day in Sydney, Australia. What better way to experience the adrenaline bursting from the starting line than on board the amazing Bella Vista with bars on each level, spacious wrap around side decks as well as large decks at the front and rear of the boat, Bella Vista provides prime race viewing.

    Their Boxing Day cruise promises old-fashioned family hospitality and the best vantage points as they watch some of the world’s toughest sailors venture out of the safety of Sydney Harbour headlands, into the wild waters of Australia’s east coast.
    Fusion Boxing Day
    Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
    Imagine spending your Boxing Day cruising throughout Sydney Harbour, relaxing and watching the famed Sydney to Hobart yacht race.

    Onboard you will have a fantastic view of the start of this spectacular and exciting race, enjoy a seafood buffet with house beers, wines, sparkling wines, soft drinks and juices whilst you watch and relax with friends and family.

    The cruise lasts for four hours and during that time you can take in the views of Sydney, converse on the expansive deck and take in the sun and fun that is always had on their cruises.
    Jerry Bailey Boxing Day
    Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
    This 70 foot motor cruiser is perfect to celebrate Boxing day and enjoy the view of the race to Hobart with its excellent 360 degree viewing from inside and out.
    Lady Rose Boxing Day
    Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
    As every Australian knows, the Sydney to Hobart yacht race defines Boxing day in Sydney, Australia. What better way to experience the adrenaline bursting from the starting line than on board the lovely Lady Rose with bars on each level, spacious wrap around side decks as well as large alfresco decks, Lady Rose provides prime race viewing.

    Their Boxing Day cruise promises old-fashioned family hospitality and the best vantage points as they watch some of the world’s toughest sailors venture out of the safety of Sydney Harbour headlands, into the wild waters of Australia’s east coast.
    Sydney Sundancer Boxing Day
    Date Wed 26th Dec 2018
    Celebrate Boxing Day in Sydney Sundancer and enjoy the amazing race to Hobart with friends!

    Inclusions:
    The gastronomic meal and quality bottled Australian champagne, red and white wine together with beer and soft drinks served throughout the cruise and the on board entertainment provided by their fantastic guitarist.
    George Michael Tribute Show
    Date Fri 28th Dec 2018
    Celebrate and honour one of the greatest pop icons of a lifetime at the George Michael Tribute Show.

    DJ’s will play the full collection of George Michael and Wham. There will be dancers and George Michael merchandise giveaways. Dress up like Wham or George – for a fun filled night.

    It is the one year anniversary of the passing of George Michael - relive and celebrate the legendary hits and musical influences of this extraordinary artist.
    New Years Eve Campbelltown
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Koshigaya Park is home to the biggest New Year's Eve party in Campbelltown. With a huge line up of entertainment and two fireworks displays, there is no better place to see in the New Year! Koshigaya Park is the place to be this New Years Eve!

    Campbelltown City is renowned for offering a quality New Year's Eve alternative to the crowded CBD of Sydney - with a huge night of entertainment from 7pm, along with two spectacular fireworks displays at 9pm and midnight. A giant screen on the western side of the park displays all of the on-stage action, so everyone has a front row seat!

    Family friendly entertainment.

    There is plenty to do with a family-friendly carnival, food, merchandise stalls and much more!

    Five hours of live stage entertainment - from local performers to high-profile bands and a children's show - makes for a great night out for revellers of all ages.

    The event is drug and alcohol free, so there is no better place to celebrate the end of the year with family and friends.

    Sydney New Years Eve
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    There's no better place to welcome the new year than in Sydney - the New Year's Eve Capital of the World.

    Be one of the first in the world to welcome the new year as Sydney dazzles you with its world-class event and a spectacular midnight fireworks display.

    The internationally-loved event on Sydney Harbour brings in more than 1.5 million spectators and is watched by more than one billion viewers across the world.

    Celebrations start with pre-show entertainment from 6pm and festivities get bigger with the not-to-be-missed 9pm family and midnight fireworks displays.

    Start your party plans early and make sure you get a front row seat to the best show in the world.

    Visit the Sydney New Year's Eve website to find the perfect vantage point and official program of events.
    New Years Eve at Dudley Page Reserve
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Waverley Council invites families to celebrate the New Year at Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights. This event is perfect for families with a relaxed family entertainment plus amazing views of the harbour fireworks.

    Bring a picnic and rug and enjoy this New Years Eve Family event with a free jumping castle, face painting, playground, DJ, music and dancing. Licensed bar and food stalls.



    Strictly no BYO or glass, tents or umbrellas. No parking. Wheelchair accessible.

    New Years Eve Fireworks Dee Why Beach
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Bring your picnic or book a table at one of Dee Why's beachside restaurants and see a fabulous New Year's Eve fireworks display which starts at 9pm.

    The fireworks are launched from a barge off Dee Why Beach and can be seen all along Sydney's northern beaches.

    A great, easy, family friendly New Year's Eve option.
    New Years Eve Cruise Sydney Harbour with Vagabond Cruises
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Join Vagabond Cruises this year to end the year with one of the most amazing fireworks displays, in one of the most beautiful cities around the world.

    New Years Eve cruises are jam packed with a delicious three course buffet, premium open bar, an all night DJ, and best of all spectacular views of the New Year's Eve fireworks.

    The buffet starts with tempting appetisers, followed by the famous seafood and carvery buffet freshly prepared on board, followed by scrumptious desserts, whilst your drinks are constantly being topped up.

    With six hours cruising on Sydney Harbour, you'll be able to enjoy the stunning sunset as you cruise around to see the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

    Comfortable seated dining for everyone. Open bar for premium brand drinks including spirits! A beautiful six hour cruise on Sydney Harbour. Chilled cocktails on arrival. Delicious Seafood and Carvery Buffet. Dessert with coffee and tea. All night DJ and light show across two levels. Outdoor decks for the ultimate firework display. Lucky Door Prizes
    Party Screamers and Hats to get you in the party mood.
    New Year's Eve at Sydney Opera House
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Welcome 2019 in true style with Opera Australia for the ultimate New Year's Eve at the Sydney Opera House.

    New Year's Eve is the night when Sydney puts on the bling, kicks up its heels and shows the world what a gorgeous thing it is, as a festival of fire explodes across the midnight sky.

    Ringside seats to the greatest show on earth are hard to come by, but they've saved some great ones, and you're invited.

    Then, with a heart full of song, watch the fireworks the whole world watches. Interval is timed for the 9pm fireworks and the Sydney Opera House stays open well past the midnight fireworks.

    There’s nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Year’s Eve and there’s nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House. Make this your most glamorous and memorable New Year ever.
    New Year's Eve on Cockatoo Island
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Cockatoo Island is one of the best places in Sydney to watch the world-renowned New Year’s Eve fireworks. Right in the heart of Sydney Harbour, you’ll enjoy a fun and relaxing night with family and friends - without the crowds, long walks home, or traffic jams.

    While the fireworks display is the star attraction, there are so many great reasons to spend New Years Eve on Cockatoo Island. They’ll have a variety of activities for the kids, special guided tours, a delicious selection of food and drinks to purchase, and music to entertain you throughout the evening.

    This New Year’s Eve, Cockatoo Island offers unique accommodation options to suit all budgets and tastes – from beautifully-restored Heritage Houses and Harbour View Apartments, through to a range of different Glamping and Camping options.
    Ramsay Healthcare Triathlon Pink and Fun Run Pink
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink is an all-female triathlon series which helps raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Whether you are taking on the short course or ultra distance, to them the accomplishment is the same - it is all about personal challenge and achievement!

    You will be spurred on by all the other ladies in Pink and the friendly volunteers who encourage you along the way. Many ladies are taking part in a triathlon for the first time or have moved up a distance since last season. Kids (boys and girls) can also get involved!

    Fun Run Pink (held in conjunction with every Triathlon Pink event) is also an option for all the family to take part in - there are options for males and females of all ages.

    Come join in the fun, set a goal and together Tri for a Cure!
    New Years Eve Cruises on Sydney Harbour
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Experience New Year's Eve in Sydney aboard a boat to bring in the New Year in sensational style! Watch the fireworks from the best vantage point ever - on the harbour!

    Tickets are available for individuals however if you have a larger group you can consider booking a whole private charter New Year's Eve cruise boat for a party.

    Tip - Get in quick: New Year's Eve party tickets and charter boats book out really fast so don't delay to book.

    Choose from a large range of charter boats:
    Sydney Harbour Escapes has over 100 boats in their fleet. Choose from super yachts, powerboats, tall ships, sailing yachts, catamarans, multi level boats, small speedboats and glass pontoon boats. The Sydney Harbour Escapes team can guide you to find a boat that will best suit your NYE party and budget.

    Choose from a large range of pick up and drop off locations.
    Parramatta New Year's Eve
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Parramatta’s skyline will sparkle with light and colour this New Year’s Eve with a host of entertainment and activities.

    Two stages will keep audiences on their feet from 6pm to 9pm. Join the Crescent Amphitheatre for a beautiful evening under the stars singing all the classics you know and love.

    Then at 9pm experience light and colour for a huge fireworks finale featuring three amazing displays!
    Sydney New Year's Eve at Darling Harbour
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Welcome in the New Year with a spectacular fireworks display at Darling Harbour. With flame and light shows every hour from 7pm as well as land and water based fireworks at 9pm and midnight. Sydney New Year’s Eve at Darling Harbour is the family friendly place to ring in the new year!

    Make sure you plan your trip, use public transport and arrive early as Darling Harbour is expected to be a popular spot for all ages to enjoy New Year’s Eve.

    Site opens at 11am
    Free entry
    Flame and light shows at 7pm, 8pm, 10pm and 11pm
    Fireworks at 9pm and midnight
    Site closes at 1.30am on New Year’s Day
    Family friendly and alcohol free. No BYO alcohol allowed

    Darling Harbour is an accessible site, however a designated viewing area cannot be guaranteed. Refer to the Sydney New Year’s Eve website for alternate accessible viewing areas and additional information for audience members with limited mobility.
    New Years Eve Fireworks on an Iconic Sydney Harbour Ferry
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Sydney's unique ferries offer a big range of options for you to have a memorable and convenient New Year’s Eve in 2018.

    The historic Lady Northcott Ferry will take you from Circular Quay on the exclusive Harbour of Lights Parade and place you in the centre of the Harbour for both the 9pm and midnight fireworks.

    At Circular Quay they also have several ferries where you can sit and relax with direct views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House.

    If you prefer to stay out of the city, you are also welcome to jump on a ferry from Manly Wharf or Rose Bay Wharf to go onto the Harbour for the 9pm family or Midnight fireworks.

    All of the harbour tours are family friendly and you are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy the evening.

    Be quick – all the ferry New Years Eve Harbour Tours are very popular and sold out last year!
    New Years Eve on Sydney Harbour - Starship Sydney
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Enjoy New Year's Eve festivities on board one of Sydney Harbour's largest cruising glass boats.


    Have front row seats to the fireworks in the "Harbour of Light Parade"

    Starship Sydney offers three levels of surround panoramic views through its three-metre high glass windows and open-air bridge deck.

    Perfect for the fireworks and Sydney's light displays.

    Starship Sydney brings you one of the best parties in Sydney, with food and beverages included, plus live music.

    New Year's Eve Party on Sydney Harbour
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Celebrate a Roaring New Year's Eve in Gatsby Style and experience the famous Sydney New Year's Eve Fireworks overlooking Sydney Harbour!

    Ring in 2019 at Buckley's and enjoy Live Music, Roulette and Black Jack Gaming Tables, a generous five hour Food and Drinks Package, 1920's Dress code optional.
    New Years Eve Clark Island Garden Party
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Celebrate New Year’s Eve on Clark Island - a beautiful oasis in the middle of Sydney Harbour with superb views of the fireworks. Relax and enjoy a cocktail and canapés as the sun sets. Your main and dessert follow, from a menu inspired by the freshest garden produce. Dance the night away to tunes from DJ Paul Guy and World Champion.

    Meet outside the AMP building in Circular Quay, 33 Alfred Street, for ferry marshalling 30 minutes before departure time.
    Harbour Hoopla - New Year's Eve at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Step right up for a night of frivolity and fun at Harbour Hoopla.

    In addition to incredible views of the midnight fireworks, this all-ages vintage circus themed event has plenty to keep you entertained all evening with quintessential funfair games, circus performers, DJ and the ever-popular photo booth with quirky couture and themed accessories.
    Midnight at the Oasis - New Year's Eve at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Celebrate in style at this premium event at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney with incredible Harbour views, live music, and a three-course meal from your reserved table.


    Exclusive for 18 plus only.
    Lawn with the View - New Year's Eve at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Relax and enjoy this hassle-free harbourside picnic style event with spectacular views of the midnight fireworks while feasting on a delicious gourmet hamper filled with tasty delights.
    New Years Eve aboard Sydney 2000
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Crusing inside the exclusion zone as a part of the parade

    The eyes of over a billion people worldwide turn to Sydney Harbour on New Years Eve, not only because they have the first major display but one of the world's best. The Harbour Bridge, city buildings, and specially selected cruise vessels feature in a fireworks, laser display and Harbour Light Parade that cascades down the harbour from Shark Island to the Parramatta River.

    Cruise aboard MV Sydney 2000, Sydney’s most prestigious cruise ship, for the 2018 New Year’s Eve Sydney Harbour spectacular.

    Sky Deck - five course menu including superior wines all spirits and liqueurs. Plus a glass of Premium Veuve Clicquot Champagne at midnight.

    Club Deck - four course menu including superior wines, all spirits and liqueurs. Plus a glass of Premium Veuve Clicquot Champagne at midnight.

    Show Deck - four course menu including superior wines, all spirits and liqueurs. Plus a glass of Premium Veuve Clicquot Champagne at midnight.

    Guaranteed window table - additional charge per person.
    Singles are seated at shared non-window seat tables – window seats not available.
    New Years Eve Shark Island Party
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Celebrate New Years Eve on exclusive Shark Island and soak up the summer island atmosphere while enjoying one of the best views of the fireworks in Sydney Harbour.

    Food will be available to buy including a range of New York-style hot dogs, nachos and shared cheese and charcuterie platters. Relax as Sydney's own DJ Recess plays music to warm up the night.
    New Year Eve at Goat Island
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Spectacularly set between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Balmain, Goat Island offers a one-of-a-kind New Year’s Eve experience.

    With front row views of the Harbour Bridge, you’ll be up close to the fireworks and all the Sydney Harbour action.

    Bring a picnic to share with family and friends, including responsible amounts of alcohol. Roll out your picnic rug and settle in for an amazing night. It’s a good idea to also bring a torch and radio, so you can listen to the New Year’s Eve broadcast.
    New Years Eve at Bradleys Head: The Amphitheatre
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Bradleys Head Amphitheatre is a prime spot for families to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

    With uninterrupted views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, enjoy live music and entertainment as you count down the minutes to the dazzling fireworks display.

    There will be live music and entertainment throughout the afternoon and evening, and food outlets where you can buy dinner.
    New Years Eve at Bradleys Head: Mast Precinct
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Count down to 2019 with the family at Bradleys Head Mast Precinct.

    You’ll have access to the upper road, boardwalk and grassed areas around the Mast, with live entertainment and music to suit all ages.

    There will also be food available to purchase on site.

    New Years Eve at Bradleys Head: Athol Lawn
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    A wide expanse of lawn at the top of Bradleys Head in Sydney Harbour National Park - Athol Lawn is an ideal family viewing area for the Sydney New Years Fireworks with views of the harbour skyline.

    Some parts of Athol Lawn have filtered views through a tree canopy to the harbour.

    Bring your own picnic and rug and enjoy the ambience in the park leading up to the midnight fireworks.

    There will also be food and non-alcoholic beverages for sale.
    New Years Eve at Nielsen Park
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    The view of the New Year's Eve fireworks in Sydney's eastern suburbs is spectacular. The relaxed atmosphere at Nielsen Park in Vaucluse makes it a great spot in Sydney Harbour National Park to count down to 2019 with friends and family.

    Bring a picnic to share with friends and family, including responsible amounts of alcohol. Roll out a blanket on the grass and welcome in 2019 as you watch the magnificent fireworks light up Sydney's night sky.
    NYE at the Sydney Observatory
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Bid farewell to the year that was and ring in the new year with delicious food and beverages at the iconic Sydney Observatory. Dance the night away as you see both sets of fireworks at one of the most unforgettable NYE parties in Sydney.

    Create Consultants will ensure you party in style and enjoy one of the most memorable NYE parties on Sydney Harbour.

    Combining music, food, atmosphere and service. Your ticket includes beverage package, canape menu, late night snack, photo booth and DJ with live percussion and sax.

    Beverage package includes champagne, wine, beer and soft drinks. Cocktails are available for purchase.

    This event is for adults 18 years and over only. Valid identification required for entry.

    This event is hosted outdoors and will be held, rain or shine.

    Due to road closures at the bottom of Watson Road you will be required to walk up Watson Road/Upper Fort Street to access the Sydney Observatory.

    Dress: Cocktail attire
    New Years Eve Three Course Dinner: 3 Weeds Restaurant
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Love New Year’s Eve, but over the crowds? Keep it simple, stay local, celebrate at the Weeds.

    Lit with festoon lighting, the new Garden Room is the perfect spot to enjoy a fun NYE dinner with family and friends.

    Situated near the inner west’s spectacular harbourside parks, the 3 Weeds is the perfect jumping-off point should you wish to enjoy an early meal then head off to watch the fireworks. Alternatively, party on in the 3 Weeds Back Bar where the fireworks will be played on the big screen.
    New Years Eve Carnivale: Doltone House
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Eat, drink and dance your way into the new year at the Doltone House New Years Eve Carnivale Party with a four course award winning set menu.

    Building on the success of the event​ in previous years, Doltone House is planning an incredible experience for guests with an exciting Brazilian dancer and drumbeats floorshow, DJ entertainment, live coverage of the fireworks and a generous food and beverage package.

    Adult tickets include pre-dinner drinks and canapés, premium wine, beer and soft drink, house spirits (9.30pm to midnight) and an award-winning four course​ set menu plus seafood sharing platter.

    For more information please see the website.
    New Years Eve Macedonian Party
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Eat, drink and dance your way into the new year at the Doltone House Macedonian NYE Party with a four course award winning set menu and a live performance.

    For Sydney’s Macedonian community, there is no better place to spend New Year's Eve in Sydney. Doltone House is planning an exciting night of dancing and entertainment, topped off with a generous food and beverage package.

    Adult tickets include a complimentary bottle of Chivas Regal per table, premium wine, beers and soft drinks and an award-winning four course set menu plus two sharing platters of seafood and chevapi per table.

    Menu highlights are the Doltone House signature gourmet antipasto, deluxe seafood sharing platter, Rib Eye steak with garlic pomme puree, and to finish the New York cheesecake with chocolate ganache and a strawberry and fig salad.
    New Years Eve Cruise on Best Dressed Vessel Winner: Silver Spirit
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    As the 2017 winner of the Harbour of Light Parade's best dressed vessel, Silver Spirit's prize is prime position in Circular Quay for 2018. Silver Spirit will have the best view of all the Harbour of Light vessels.

    With only 40 guests over three levels on the 60 foot boat, there is plenty of room to enjoy the evenings festivities avoiding the crowds. Celebrate New Years Eve in style and comfort.

    Each year Silver Spirit is part of the Harbour of Light Parade, allowing guests to experience front row viewing of both firework displays within the exclusion zones, this year is going to be the best yet.

    The fully inclusive cruise includes an open bar with a selection of beer, wines and spirits along with soft drinks. The buffet dinner is accompanied with canapés to start. The evening is tailored towards a family friendly evening with all ages welcome. While there is music on board they are not a party boat - they offer a relaxed but sophisticated night.

    Silver Spirit departs from the King Street Wharf times to be confirmed closer to the date.
    New Year Eve Party at Jones Bay Wharf
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    New Year Eve Party at Jones Bay Wharf is on from 7pm till late on Sydney Harbour.

    Pre Dinner drinks and canapes on the deck overlooking city skyline and Harbour Bridge views.

    Five course award winning set menu.

    Deluxe seafood sharing platter per table. Premium sparkling, red and white wine, beer and soft drinks. House spirits.

    Five piece live band and D.J.

    Two live spectacular firework display at 9pm and midnight.

    Dress code: Cocktail.

    Cafe del Mar New Year's Eve Rooftop Party with Joey Negro
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Taking place at Café del Mar’s fantastic rooftop venue, Joey Negro will perform an extended three hour DJ set on the open-air terrace alongside a stellar line-up of top local DJs with live music from 6pm-2am: overlooking with stunning water views and the famous Darling Harbour New Year’s Eve fireworks.

    Hailing from the United Kingdom, Joey Negro is one of the most respected and original DJ artists in the industry, who has enjoyed widespread success straddling both the commercial and underground scenes. He was one of the first artists to incorporate disco samples in house music, and is now widely regarded as one of the most commercially successful and in-demand artists on the global scene. His lengthy discography features three United Kingdom Top Ten singles.



    A range of Ticket Packages are on offer, including canape packages, dining packages, and VIP experiences, so that guests can celebrate New Year’s Eve in style: on sale now from Ticketbooth.

    New Year's Eve at Café Mix
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Bring your loved ones together for a memorable family affair this New Year’s Eve, at Café Mix. Delight in a buffet selection of Sydney’s finest and freshest seafood including an array of freshly shucked oysters, poached prawns and blue swimmer crab. Diners will choose from two seating times and revel in either the family fireworks display, at 9pm, or the world-famous Sydney harbour fireworks display, at 12 midnight, from a reserved vantage point on the fourth floor.

    Terms and Conditions apply. Bookings are essential.
    Sydney New Years Eve Cruises- Fantasea Cruising
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Celebrate the night in style with unforgettable New Year’s Eve Cruises on Sydney Harbour with Fantasea Cruising. Avoid the bustling crowds and take in the sights of the beautiful Sydney Harbour aboard their fleet of catamarans. With multiple New Year’s Eve cruises ranging from 90 minutes to approximately seven hour experiences, there is no better way to celebrate the new year. At the stroke of midnight, a huge range of pyrotechnic effects from seven barges in the harbour, four sails of the Sydney Opera House, and firing points from across the Sydney Harbour Bridge will illuminate the sky. On their vessels, they will tune in to the synchronised simulcast on 104.1 2Day FM to give customers the complete experience of the event.

    With live music, food offerings and unlimited bar options, they have an offering to suit your needs. With their special family cruise, the young ones, who might nod off a little earlier, also have a chance to see the majestic display. With open and/or retractable roofs (Platinum and Ultimate), you can see uninterrupted views of this once-a-year event.
    New Years Eve Party: Doltone House Darling Island
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Dinner, drinks and front row seats to the famous Sydney Harbour fireworks in Sydney’s best New Year Eve Party. Enjoy pre-dinner drinks and canapés before biting into a seated degustation with generous beverage inclusions. Live entertainment and DJ acts will get you up and dancing in time for the final countdown and dazzling fireworks show.

    Enjoy the biggest party of the year on the best harbour in the World
    Join them as they ring in the new year.
    New Years Eve at Coogee Bay Hotel
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    What better way to ring in the New Year than by celebrating by the beach at Coogee Bay Hotel.

    Spoil yourself with ocean views, great cocktails and delicious food offerings. Make sure to secure yourself a spot in the Beach Bar to watch the spectacular Coogee Sparkles 9pm fireworks and afterwards, head over to Arden Lounge to dance the night away.
    New Years Eve at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Celebrate New Year's Eve at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel and say goodbye to 2018 in style. Watch the sun setting over Sydney Harbour and party into the New Year as the midnight fireworks light the sky.

    VIP tickets include exclusive bar and balcony access, where you can see the best views of the fireworks and party, plus delicious bites and beverages from 6pm - 8pm.
    New Year Eve Fireworks Brighton-Le-Sands
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Celebrate the eve of the New Year by the picturesque beachfront stretching from Kyeemagh to Ramsgate. A spectacular fireworks display will set the night alight by the bay at Brighton Le Sands. To get the best view, head to Lady Robinsons Beach and watch the amazing fireworks explode in the sky at 9pm.

    Please note that as a result, there will be significant event road closures and clearways in place in Brighton Le Sands.
    New Years Eve Portside Sydney Opera House
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Under the sails of the Sydney Opera House with the best view in the city of the Harbour Bridge's world famous fireworks - this is a once in a lifetime experience not to be missed!

    This all-inclusive ticket includes free-flowing Champagne Lanson to ensure they have the perfect start to their celebrations, cocktails and a curated menu by Lauren Murdoch. Their guests will have the golden ticket to Sydney's best party.

    This year, Portside Sydney takes you on a trip to the very chic La Riviera. Think beachy vibes with beautiful blues and pastels to complement the stunning sunset along with romantic, airy and breezy summer dresses, smart white shirts with rolled up sleeves and Breton stripes.

    Located directly opposite the Harbour Bridge, Portside Sydney is the ultimate vantage point for anyone who wants to experience the best of what Sydney has to offer.

    Book your tickets now and secure your spot to the most postcard worthy event this New Years Eve!

    This is an 18+ event and all ticket holders will be required to show ID on entry.
    New Year's Eve at Westfield Miranda
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Join them for their New Year's Eve fireworks!

    With entertainment from 5pm, book your table at one of their Kingsway or Rooftop restaurants today to be sure you don't miss the 9pm fireworks.

    They have face painters, balloon benders, light displays, live music, fire dancers, gelato cart, glow in the dark fairy floss, LED Hula Hoop dancers and more!

    A night not to be missed! Live music from 4pm, Entertainment from 5pm.
    New Years Eve BYO Drinks and Picnic Cruise
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Pack your picnic and join them on a Rocket ferry for the most affordable Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise 2018.

    Departing 7pm sharp from Darling Harbour, Pier 26, next to Sea Life Aquarium and disembarking approximately 1am. Includes spectacular five hours cruise, with indoor and outdoor ferry seating. Bring your own picnic and drinks.

    Good to know: Smart casual dress, ladies please wear comfortable shoes. Please note there is no assigned seating on this vessel. Entry to Darling Harbour is only through security gates. Due to extra New Years Eve security at wharf precincts, printed reservation records or tickets must be produced on request at security gates.

    Strictly no large eskies. This vessel is a New Year’s Eve spectator craft and may be positioned in a viewing area for the majority of the evening. The Master will endeavour to secure the best possible position for the fireworks outside the exclusion zone.

    New Years Eve aboard Captain Cook III
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Crusing inside the exclusion zone as a part of the parade

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a deluxe seafood buffet dinner, drinks and fireworks aboard Captain Cook III, their recently renovated vessel.

    Departing 7:30pm sharp from Darling Harbour King Street Wharf Number One and disembarking approximately 1am.

    Including spectacular five-hour cruise, deluxe seated buffet, open bar of still and sparkling wine, local and imported beers. With individual table seating for your party, DJ entertainment and spacious outdoor deck.

    Smart casual dress code – No runners or t-shirts please. Ladies please wear comfortable shoes.
    Please note there is no assigned seating or table service on this vessel.
    Clearview New Year’s Eve Fireworks Glass Boat Dinner Cruises
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    New Year’s Eve Cruises in Sydney may be months away, but Clearview Glass Boat Cruises have opened bookings with early bird prices offering great savings. Three unique glass boat packages (one is already sold out) that include a 5-course dinner, premium drinks & entertainment! This topped by 360° views of the harbour events and NYE fireworks displays are definitely a class apart from anything you’ve seen or experienced before!

    If one venue can capture it all, its Clearview NYE luxury glass boat cruises. The all-inclusive unique dining concept, proximity to exclusion zone and 360 degree view of the fabulous Harbour gives Clearview a definite edge.

    Don’t let this Sydney New Year’s Eve cruise pass you by!
    Sydney New Year's Eve Cruises - Sydney Showboats
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Enjoy a spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks dinner cruise aboard the glamorous Sydney Showboat II. Get ringside seats to all the special New Year’s Eve harbour events and the world-renowned New Year’s Eve fireworks display on this seven-hour Sydney New Year’s Eve dinner cruise.

    Tip: This is a very popular Sydney New Year’s Eve cruise, so book early take advantage of the early bird prices!

    The all-inclusive cruise package includes a five-course seated and served dinner, drinks and entertainment, giving you value for money with every inclusion! Enjoy unique harbour events like the Sydney Harbour Bridge Effect, the Harbour of Light Parade and the 9pm family fireworks, not to mention the showstopper – the spectacular Midnight Fireworks!

    You are also treated to the famous Showboat show ‘Voyage of Love’, performed on board by a talented all-Australian cast!

    Limited time early bird offers. Book your New Year’s Eve seats today and save big!
    Magistic New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    If it’s New Year’s Eve, nothing beats the world famous NYE celebration on Sydney Harbour! The Magistic II, Sydney’s most popular cruising catamaran, hosts a luxury fireworks dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour, giving you the opportunity to bring in the New Year!
    New Years Eve at Guylian Belgian Chocolate Cafe
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Guylian Belgian Chocolate Café is the place to be this New Year’s Eve to celebrate in style.

    Set alongside the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Guylian offers breathtaking views of both the harbour and the city skyline, which come alive at 9pm and 12am, with Sydney’s world-famous fireworks displays.

    Those seeking to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a captivating and luxurious setting will be treated by Guylian’s delicious and decadent experience.

    Guests will be welcomed by a champagne cocktail on arrival, followed by a five-course degustation menu, all with matching wines.

    A uniquely designed Guylian dessert will be the pièce de résistance to cap off what promises to be an unforgettable evening.
    New Years Eve 'True Blue' Sydney Cruise
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Sydney Harbour Bookings is proud to present one of the best value for money New Years Eve cruises on Sydney Harbour.
    Their vessel 'True Blue' will have the eskies ready full of ice.

    Pack a couple bottles of wine and a couple of beers and your set. No line ups to buy expensive drinks, no more to pay. Be entertained by their awesome in house speaker system which reaches every deck and viewing point. Boogie away as they bring in 2019 aboard the fabulous cruiser, True Blue.

    Sydney Harbour Bookings will be your host for the night, making your New Years Eve experience the best possible. Make sure you buy early for this cruise as they always sell out weeks in advance.

    This cruise is family friendly and children are most welcome to attend.
    You will cruise the harbour seeing all the sites before 8pm where then your vessel will take its vantage point from Bradley's Head where the best views can be seen of all the fireworks.

    Children welcome. 10+
    Viewing of 9pm and 12am fireworks from Bradley's Head.
    NYE Cruise Sydney aboard MV 'Explorer'
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Sydney Harbour Bookings is proud to present MV Explorer NYE Cruise 2018.

    Their vessel will have the eskies ready full of ice. Pack a couple bottles of wine and a couple of beers and your set. No line ups to buy expensive drinks, no more to pay.

    Be entertained by their awesome in-house speaker system which reaches every deck and viewing point. Boogie away as they bring in 2019 aboard their fabulous cruiser, MV Explorer. It comfortably holds 70 people.

    This cruise is family friendly and children are most welcome to attend.



    You will cruise the harbour seeing all the sites before 8pm where then your vessel will take its vantage point from Bradley's Head where the best views can be seen of all the fireworks.

    Their awesome in house speaker system will playing requests all night which keeps the dance floor pumping. If dancing is not your thing just relax outside and soak up the atmosphere of the harbour.
    Children welcome. 10+

    NYE Cruise Sydney Luxury Cruiser One
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Join them onboard this beautiful 24 metre Catamaran. With a huge open top roof deck and spectacular views of the 9pm and Midnight Fireworks, it’s certainly going to be a night to remember!

    Departing from Darling Harbour, their six hour, all inclusive package includes full canapé menu served for the duration of your cruise, selection of house spirits, house beers, two red and two white wines, sparkling wine, assorted juice and soft drinks.

    In addition, their resident DJ and MC will be on board to help bring your New Year in style.

    Magnificent six hour Sydney Harbour cruise.
    Canapes on arrival, extensive cocktail food served all evening
    Unlimited house spirits, beers, wines, sparkling wines, soft drinks and juices.

    DJ and MC all evening.

    Spacious outdoor decks for fabulous views of the fireworks! Front row views on the stunning Sydney Harbour! A New Years Eve cruise with a difference.

    New Year's Eve at Portside
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Don’t let this event pass you by, make golden memories that will last a lifetime.

    Get your Golden Ticket for front row seats to the world’s best New Years Eve fireworks under the sails of the Sydney Opera House with unobstructed views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
    Dance, drink and dine the night away and see 2018 out in golden style.
    New Year's Eve at Searock Grill
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Enjoy a sumptuous five course meal with matching Australian wines harbourside, and watch Sydney's famous fireworks in style!

    Searock Grill boasts a setting like no other on Sydney Harbour with the Harbour Bridge crowning the background.

    Their unique location ensures access to the highly sought after East Circular Quay and you will discover why Sydney is the New Year’s Eve capital of the world.

    The night starts with bubbles and amuse bouche on arrival followed by an additional four course degustation dinner. Each course is coupled with a glass of Australian wine guaranteed to delight the palate and pair beautifully with the local fresh produce.

    Bookings essential.
    New Year's Eve , Studio Sydney Tower
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Ring in 2019 and watch the spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks from Sydney's highest point at Studio Sydney Tower. Celebrate in style with champagne and canapés on arrival followed by a six course degustation dinner with matching wines, cheese and charcuterie station, live band and 220 degree panoramic views of Sydney. Perched 305 metres in the sky, 86 levels above the city, Studio is Sydney's highest private restaurant in the sky, the ultimate setting for a once in a lifetime New Year's Eve experience.
    New Year's Eve , Sydney Tower Buffet
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Say goodbye to 2018 and ring in the New Year from 85 levels above at Sydney Tower Buffet. Celebrate over a sky high feast of 55+ gourmet dishes plus exclusive seafood and New Year's Eve specials with 360 degree rotating views of the city. Enjoy this once in a lifetime experience and watch Sydney's spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks from the city's highest vantage point.
    Fever Nights New Years Eve
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.

    Mingle and dance your way into 2019! Wear your best dance outfit and join the celebration and welcoming of 2019!

    Taronga Centre Harbourview Terrace New Years Eve
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Dress to impress and party in style on the top level Harbourview Terrace, featuring arrival canapes, delectable five course dinner and a five hour Moet beverage package for you and your guests to enjoy.

    Make lasting memories with new friends on the dance floor with their live band, while taking advantage of the picturesque backdrop of Sydney Harbour and prime location of the fireworks from the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and more.

    Make a toast to the New Year watching the fireworks from their balcony with the most stunning view of the harbour Sydney has to offer while dancing the night away to their live band!

    This event is adults only.

    Arrival canapés
    Five course dinner
    Five hour Moet beverage package
    Live entertainment
    Photographer
    DJ
    Midnight treats
    Taronga Centre Harbourview Ballroom New Year's Eve
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    A guaranteed fun and colourful evening of entertainment, fireworks and dancing in the Ballroom this year.

    They will be offering an arrival cocktail and canapes, three course locally sourced set menu, cheese station and a five hour premium beverage package to create a little sparkle and a lot of cheer.

    To truly showcase the city, their award winning chefs will create and experience of what Australia has to offer with a locally sourced menu.

    Join them as they bring in the New Year in their Ballroom for a wonderful night of celebration as they toast to the new year while celebrating everything they love about Sydney with family and friends!

    From the floor to ceiling view of the most iconic landmarks Sydney has to offer such as the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, to the amazing range of food sourced locally and roving performers, it is sure to be a night to remember.

    This event is open to all ages

    Arrival Belvedere cocktail
    Canapés
    Three course locally sourced dinner
    Sweets station
    Five hour premium beverage package
    Entertainment
    DJ
    Midnight treats
    Children’s menu

    NYE In The Park
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Following on from the success of 2017’s inaugural event, NYE in the Park returns to its home in Victoria Park with a massive line-up and a mission of providing Sydney with a NYE Festival they can be proud of.

    Set in the lush gardens of Camperdown’s Victoria Park (just 10 minutes’ walk from Newtown station) and backlit by Sydney’s picturesque skyline, NYE In The Park offers a unique escape from the anticlimactic, overcrowded drama of the central business district and promises a night of live music across two stages, dancing, gourmet street food and affordable drinks in a spacious, relax setting, topped off with their enormous midnight fireworks display.

    Helping say adios to 2018 will be Australian dance royalty The Presets, who on the back of their massive new album will be bringing their self-described ‘pub rock techno’ to the park’s ornate surrounds. Also joining the party will be indie-rock legends The Jungle Giants, the crisp, clean sounds of Hayden James and festival hit Hot Dub Time Machine.
    New Year's Eve at the Maritime Museum
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Embrace the magic of the New Year at their exclusive New Year’s Eve party on the foreshore of Darling Harbour. Bring your friends, family and children and enjoy a sit-down dinner with a gourmet fisherman’s basket or a delicious picnic hamper away from the crowds.

    Marvel at acro-fire performers, join a flash dance mob, mingle with shark sculptures and have fun in the Kombi photo booth. The kids’ will love playing with their bubble artist and having their faces painted with sparkly creations.

    The spectacular 9pm Cockle Bay fireworks can be viewed form the foreshore, or for the first 200 Yachts Package bookings from the helideck of HMAS Vampire.

    The fun will continue at their Midnight Countdown Party for people over 18 years, hosted by cabaret performer Mini Marilyn. Welcome in the New Year with exclusive views of the Darling Harbour midnight fireworks, and live screening of Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks from their Terrace Room.

    Tickets are limited – book now to secure your spot for an unforgettable, hassle-free New Year’s Eve.
    New Years Eve Bring Your Own Picnic Cruise
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Bring your own dinner (excluding drinks).

    Departing 7.15pm sharp from King Street Wharf 2. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to departure. Disembarking around 1am.

    Spectacular five hour cruise with indoor and outdoor ferry seating. Smart casual dress. Ladies, please wear comfortable shoes. Please ensure you bring your own packed dinner.
    This vessel is licensed – drinks are not permitted to be brought onboard.

    There is no assigned seating for this cruise.

    Need to know: Entry to harbour precincts is through security gates and alcohol-free zones may apply. No Captain Cook ticket, no entry. Be sure to take a printed copy of your reservation.
    New Years Eve onboard Matilda 3
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Spectacular five hour cruise with DJ party dance music.
    Premium cocktail menu with canapés and standing buffet with a selection of meats, seafood, vegetarian options and sweets. Open bar of still and sparkling wine, local and imported beers and soft drinks. Including glass of premium champagne at midnight.

    Spacious open decks, air-conditioned. There is no assigned seating or table service on this vessel.
    Smart casual dress code - wear comfortable shoes.
    Dudley Page New Year's Eve
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Waverley Council invites families to celebrate the New Year at Dudley Page Reserve, Dover Heights. This event is perfect for families with a relaxed family entertainment plus amazing views of the harbour fireworks.

    Bring a picnic and rug and enjoy this New Year’s Eve Family event with a free jumping castle, face painting, playground, DJ, music and dancing. Licensed bar and food stalls. Strictly no Bring Your Own or glass, knives, tents, umbrellas, high back chairs. No parking. Wheelchair accessible.

    Children under 18 must have a valid ticket and be accompanied by a ticket holding parent, adult legal guardian or adult eligible carer at all times.

    Don’t miss out. This event will sell out. Get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
    NYE Garden Party at The Calyx
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    One of Sydney’s most unique venues The Calyx, in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden, will host a luxurious cocktail party to celebrate New Year’s Eve. This year the venue is presenting a vibrant, exciting exhibition of carnivorous plants where the fusion of flora and art provide the themed backdrop for New Year.

    Exclusive 18+ only event.
    New Year's Eve at The Cube
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Things are changing up this New Years Eve at The Cube event
    Ring in 2019 with Lady Lyric and the Brown Sugar crew, dancing the night away to RnB, Soul and hip-hop with one of Sydney’s Hottest bands!
    Enjoy food and beverage offers from their special pop-up stalls.
    New Year's Eve
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Looking for a truly exceptional New Year’s Eve dining experience? Known for our fine Indian cuisine and magnificent views of the harbour and the city’s skyline, Zaaffran also has the best front-row seats to not one, but two spectacular fireworks displays over the Harbour. Join us at Zaaffran for a night to remember.

    Every New Year's Eve our award-winning Chef/Partner, Vikrant Kapoor, creates very special and unique menus to showcase the best that Zaaffran has to offer. Feast your eyes on our menus, available on our website now and book early for the most extravagant welcome to 2019 you can imagine. Don't wait too long though, places are limited and we book out early!

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    New Years Eve at Barangaroo Reserve
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Welcome in the New Year with a spectacular harbourside view of the fireworks from Barangaroo Reserve.

    Barangaroo’s spectacular harbourside location with superb panoramic views of the western face of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Sydney’s newest vantage points to welcome New Year’s Eve.

    The sloping lawns of the Reserve provide a safe place with ample room to spread out your picnic blanket and enjoy the spectacle that only Sydney can deliver!

    New Years Eve at Barangaroo is a must-attend event for families, friends and couples wanting to experience a safe and memorable night enjoying a great view and light entertainment.

    Limited to 10,000 tickets.
    New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018
    Enjoy a spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks dinner cruise aboard the glamorous Sydney Showboat II. Get ringside seats to all the special New Year's Eve harbour events and the world-renowned New Year’s Eve fireworks display on this seven-hour Sydney New Year's Eve dinner cruise.

    The all-inclusive cruise package includes a five-course seated and served dinner, drinks and entertainment, giving you value for money with every inclusion! Enjoy unique harbour events like the Sydney Harbour Bridge Effect, the Harbour of Light Parade and the 9pm family fireworks, not to mention the showstopper—the spectacular Midnight Fireworks!

    Tip: This is a very popular Sydney New Year's Eve cruise, so book early take advantage of the early bird prices!
    Hawaii 257-0 New Years Eve
    Date Mon 31st Dec 2018 to Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Fred's New Years Eve is never a boring night! Join them this year for a private Hawaiian inspired night and dress in your favourite Hawaiian Shirt or whatever makes you feel Tropical and lets share a Mai Tai or two!

    A cocktail on arrival will be followed by Fred's sumptuous gourmet canapes, DJ and Prizes for best dressed!
    Field Day
    Date Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Celebrate the first day of the year at iconic Sydney venue, The Domain. Field Day is the smart way to celebrate New Years and is also Sydney's most popular boutique music festival. It's known for a super friendly atmosphere and quality line-ups, mixing hip-hop, house, indie, and electronic artists from around the world.

    Start fresh at the most loved New Year's event in the country - Field Day: the nice way to do New Years.
    New Years Day at The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
    Date Tue 1st Jan 2019
    Back for New Years Day at The Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel 2018, the Hamptons meets Sydney Harbour for the third year running in Summer's most coveted pop-up outdoor party.

    The Surf Lodge x Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is a one-day beach party experience that celebrates the best of both trend-setting venues, bringing the decadence of the Hamptons to an iconic Sydney destination. The Surf Lodge; the eclectic cool venue in the Hamptons, New York, famed for its legendary outdoor summer concert series, artsy boho crowd and celeb-status credentials. Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel; Sydney's beach-chic waterfront location with a stellar reputation for stylish sun-drenched parties.

    Musically, the party will feature a carefully curated line up with a mix of Australia’s best producers as well as a selection of Sydney’s favourite local DJs. Setting such an enviable precedent The Surf Lodge x Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel New Years Day returns with a bang sporting a tropical beach party theme. Join them in celebrating a lust for an endless summer!
    Club Marine Pittwater to Paradise Regatta
    Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Wed 9th Jan 2019
    The Royal Prince Alfred's signature "Warm Water Classic" 370 nautical mile yacht race attracts local and international sailors to Pittwater New South Wales. The race presents a tactical challenge for teams as they race north up the New South Wales east coast finishing on the stunning Gold Coast.

    A further four days of racing occurs in front of Gold Coast's beaches forming the Pittwater to Paradise Regatta.



    A combination of short ocean passage races and windward leeward races will be conducted. The result from the ocean race (Race One) and subsequent races in Southport will be combined to award the overall Series winners.

    This offshore series is not only a great event for skippers and crew but also provides a perfect getaway for families and friends over the new year.
    A variety of social events will be held each day at the Southport Yacht Club for all to enjoy.

    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.
    Storytime Ballet: Coppélia (Chatswood)
    Date Wed 2nd Jan 2019 to Sat 5th Jan 2019
    A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, where all is not what it seems.

    Experience ballet’s most playful comedy live on stage in an interactive production of Coppélia created especially for children aged three and up. Join the young lovers Swanilda and Franz as they sneak into Dr Coppelius’ mysterious workshop and discover the secrets of his mechanical dolls.​​

    Running for under an hour and brimming with magic tricks, life-size toys and enchanting costumes, this narrated version of Coppélia will surprise and delight little ones and have them dancing all the way home.
    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.
    Domain Pink Test Match: Australia versus India
    Date Thu 3rd Jan 2019 to Tue 8th Jan 2019
    A new era for Australian Test cricket begins this summer, this is their biggest challenge yet as they take on the worlds best, India.

    A new look Australian side led by Tim Paine and coached by Justin Langer will be looking to re-build their world standing against number-one ranked India, led by captain Virat Kohli - high quality cricket will be on show in this match for the ages, you don't want to miss this.

    The Domain Pink Test is an institution in Sydney, you can help make a difference and throw your support behind the McGrath Foundation at the Domain Pink Test - wear pink and help raise awareness for breast cancer.

    This is an event not to be missed.

    Public tickets are on sale.

    For group bookings (20 or more tickets); Official hospitality and Travel packages visit the ticketing page on Cricket Australia's website for more details.

    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.
    Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open
    Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
    The Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open, an ITF Super Series event, will once again be held in Sydney with matches taking place at Blacktown Tennis Centre and Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre.

    The world’s top-ranked players will be back in Sydney to challenge for one of the most prestigious titles on the ITF circuit.

    Join them for some world class tennis at the Sydney International Wheelchair Tennis Open.
    First Annual McGrath Foundation Pink Picnic at the Sydney Pink Test
    Date Sat 5th Jan 2019
    The first annual McGrath Foundation Pink Picnic, presented by MasterCard.

    Celebrate Years of the Sydney Pink Test in style by heading on field at Allianz Stadium for the first ever Pink Picnic, held on Jane McGrath Day.

    The Pink Picnic gives you the chance to soak up the unforgettable atmosphere of The Ashes amongst a glorious sea of pink with a delicious picnic hamper over the lunch break on Day Three.

    Inclusive of the ticket price are: A pink picnic rug, A picnic lunch box including a choice of a meat or vegetarian gourmet salad, water, protein bar, chips, apple and yoghurt, Children’s tickets include, a kid’s snack box including water, protein bar, chips, apple and yoghurt, Music entertainment and special guests from the McGrath Foundation, Live cricket on screen after lunch until 3.30pm.

    For more information about the McGrath Foundation Pink Picnic please visit the website.

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 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!
    Summer Art School for Adults and High School Students
    Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
    Make a creative start to the New Year at the annual Summer Art School for adults.

    Try something new to kick off the new year, or if you are a visitor to Sydney try something fun and different.

    Painting, Drawing and Ceramics Classes for everyone in Sydney’s Inner West.

    Art Est. offers a boutique learning experience for adults, teens and children.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Drawing Essentials for Beginners – One Day Workshop
    Date Sat 5th Jan 2019
    This one day drawing class is an introduction to some fundamental principles of drawing with charcoal. It’s a class for absolute beginners to give drawing a go!

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Oil Painting Essentials for Beginners – Two-Day Workshop
    Date Sat 5th Jan 2019 to Sun 6th Jan 2019
    Painting with oils will be demystified as you learn the fundamentals of oil painting in this two-day workshop. Students will be guided step-by-step through the process of planning and painting in oil paints and take home your own colour charts and small finished paintings of a simple still life.

    No experience necessary. A perfect starting point for absolute beginners or artists used to working in other medium. A great class for high school visual art students.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    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.
    Sydney International Tennis
    Date Sun 6th Jan 2019 to Sat 12th Jan 2019
    Experience one of the best tennis experiences this summer at Sydney International. Join them for world class tennis with some of the world's top ranked players, family fun, live music and more!

    Every Day is Kid's Day with Kids Go Free to every session of the tournament except for finals day on Saturday 12 January.
    Newport Pool to Peak Ocean Swims
    Date Sun 6th Jan 2019
    The Newport Surf Club will hold their annual Pool to Peak Ocean Swims in January. There is an 800 metre course as well as a two kilometre course. Entries are available online through the website.

    You can also enter on the day at the surf club. Please remember the 800 metre swim will start at 9am so you have to be registered and at the start line by 8.50am. The two kilometre swim will start at 10am and there will be groupings by age.

    There are some wonderful prizes to be won via a lucky draw. There will fresh fruit from Harris Farm Markets for swimmers as they complete the swims.
    AquaSonic
    Date Sun 6th Jan 2019 to Wed 9th Jan 2019
    An ethereal underwater concert performed by five musicians submerged in aquariums. Playing custom-made instruments and singing in an invented style reminiscent of Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser, the result is a musical performance that both looks and sounds haunting and otherworldly.

    Avant-garde ensemble Between Music spent years researching the possibilities of performing music underwater, conducting experiments with scientists, deep sea divers and craftspeople to develop entirely new instruments that can be played in water. The result is a concert experience of improbable feats of melody you won’t see or hear anywhere else on dry land.

    Lockouts apply – Latecomers will not be admitted.

    Credits:
    Composed and performed by Laila Skovmand.
    With Robert Karlsson, Morten Poulsen, Dea Marie Kjeldsen, Nanna Bech.
    International producer and representation: FuturePerfect Productions
    Lady Rizo: Red White and Indigo
    Date Mon 7th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
    Chanteuse and cabaret superstar Lady Rizo soulfully (and saucily) unpacks her love-hate relationship with present-day America. A hippie child turned teenage punk turned trained actor with a big soul voice, Lady Rizo unleashes a soaring and sardonic tribute to that 'very bad boyfriend', her home country.

    Bejewelled, regally gowned, lipsticked and lashed, the martini-sipping singer-songwriter seeks to reclaim the idea of patriotism, rather than blind nationalism, in a scorching performance of hopeful and heart-stirring original songs and covers of Marvin Gaye, Portishead, Leonard Cohen and more.

    A provocateur with an electric wit who draws inspiration from Peggy Lee, Edith Piaf and Nina Simone, Lady Rizo has collaborated with Moby, Reggie Watts and Yo-Yo Ma (on Grammy Award-winning album Joy and Peace).

    Backed by a four-piece band, Lady Rizo’s toweringly tender vocals spread love, liberty and joy, even as she’s sprawled atop a piano scissoring her legs in the air.
    NAS Summer School: Week One
    Date Tue 8th Jan 2019
    Summer School Week One is a wonderful opportunity to experience an intensive week of study in the intimate studio environment of the National Art School, led by professional artist-lecturers who are specialists in the fields of drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and photo media. They share their knowledge and expertise, providing guided exercises, demonstrations, excursions, one-to-one tuition and group critiques. Be inspired to develop your imagination, enhance your skills and create original artworks. Meet other art enthusiasts, listen to artist and curator talks at lunchtime, and join in social events.

    For more information and course selection advice speak to their Public Program staff or visit their website.
    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!
    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.
    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.
    Pottery and Prosecco: Handmade Bowls Evening Workshop
    Date Wed 9th Jan 2019
    Grab a friend and have a creative evening at the in the ceramics studio making your own set of handmade bowls (useful for serving dips/olives/nibbles). Enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco while you make.

    No experience is required and all materials are included in the workshop fee and your finished works will be bisque fired and glaze fired in their kiln. Students will be introduced to basic clay hand building techniques to make a set of dip bowls. Students will learn some basic clay decorating techniques so you can make your bowls unique – be it contemporary or classic. Be prepared to get addicted!

    This class is for adults.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Palette Knife Painting with Ashley Frost
    Date Wed 9th Jan 2019
    Learn palette knife painting techniques to achieve tone, depth and texture in your paintings. The workshop is taught by award winning artist Ashley Frost who is known for his palette knife paintings with compositions that use light to capture a fleeting moment in time. Students will paint up to two large paintings using a palette knife while also learning about composition, colour selection and colour mixing.

    This class will transform the way you paint! Suitable for anyone who has been painting for a while but would like to learn how to introduce the palette knife into their tool kit. If you have reached a creative block, feel stale or need some technical intervention in the way you paint, this might be the transformation you need. Whether you work in oils or acrylics this one day workshop will give you new skills and confidence to apply to your art practice.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    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.
    La Passion de Simone
    Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Fri 11th Jan 2019
    Sydney Chamber Opera presents the story of philosopher, political activist and mystic Simone Weil. Albert Camus wrote that Weil was “the only great spirit of the times” a Marxist and pacifist whose political and moral philosophy achieved fame after her death at age 34.

    The acclaimed Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho tells her remarkable and ultimately tragic story through music in this deeply spiritual contemporary opera, never before seen in Australia.

    Director Imara Savage and designer Elizabeth Gadsby, the creative team behind the SCO’s Fly Away Peter, create the physical world for Saariaho’s luminous meditation on defiance in the face of inhumanity.

    Soprano Jane Sheldon, one of Australia’s most accomplished and adventurous singers last seen in The Howling Girls, leads the audience through Weil's extraordinary life, from her rejection of labour during World War II to her exile into self-imposed starvation in protest of the Holocaust’s atrocity.

    Under conductor and co-founder Jack Symonds, Sydney Chamber Opera has drawn widespread critical acclaim for its innovative programming, musical rigour and focus on compelling theatre making.
    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.
    Heliosphere
    Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
    The Heliosphere brings the shared human dream of flying to life in a spectacular way. Twenty metres above the crowd, a giant, glowing lunar balloon filled with helium floats and dips, suspending a talented aerialist like a marionette.

    Working with two technicians on the ground, the aerialist performs elaborate twists, turns and tricks to create the illusion of weightless levitation, swooping down to shake hands with the audience one minute and soaring back up into the skyline the next.

    Created by internationally renowned company The Dream Engine, who specialise in ingenious flying machines, this boundary-pushing design reimagines aerial trapeze.

    The Heliosphere appears at Prince Alfred Square in Parramatta for Circus Comes To Town, 11 to 13 January and at Barangaroo South on 9 January.
    Dust
    Date Wed 9th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
    A stunning new work by powerhouse contemporary dance company Dancenorth. Dust invites you to consider how they can scrutinise the past in order to shape the future. In Dust, the dancers attempt to agitate and illuminate the engineering of their own existence.

    Dancenorth is renowned for its cohort of top, award-winning, Australian contemporary dancers; last year’s Attractor won Best Dance Performance and Best Choreography at the 2017 Helpmann Awards.

    Featuring live violin by Canada’s Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion) and an architecturally-designed set by Tasmania’s award-winning Liminal Spaces, this is Dancenorth at its most provocative, physically exciting and intellectually curious.
    Rae Sremmurd
    Date Wed 9th Jan 2019
    FOMO, BBE and Complex present Rae Sremmurd with special guests.

    First Release: Sold Out
    Second Release On-Sale

    Don't miss out on what will be a great night.
    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.
    Camille O'Sullivan: Where Are We Now?
    Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
    Irish-French singer and storyteller-in-song Camille O’Sullivan tours the world, interpreting with her powerful voice and charisma the dark and bittersweet narrative songs of artists including Tom Waits, David Bowie, Radiohead and Kurt Weill, among others.

    In this show, O’Sullivan and band ask Where Are We Now? in a world that seems suddenly off-kilter, taking a personal journey into the music of her much loved late heroes David Bowie and Leonard Cohen. It’s a love letter to those two artists, as well as songs by Nick Cave, Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Jacques Brel and more.

    In Where Are We Now? O’Sullivan reflects on these turbulent times, and also celebrates the joy and madness of the age.
    Masters of Modern Sound
    Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Sat 12th Jan 2019
    Journey through Art Gallery of NSW and experience Masters of modern art from the Hermitage after dark. Encounter leading Australian and international composers and musicians, and experience art like never before in an after dark sonic sensation.

    Experience commissioned sound design from long time David Lynch collaborator, Dean Hurley (Twin Peaks: The Return). Encounter the ambient music of William Basinski and Lawrence English with an Australian-exclusive live performance of Selva Oscura.

    Witness original movement and interventions created by Force Majeure’s Danielle Micich. Discover the experimental electronic music of Italian minimalist Caterina Barbieri and Western Sydney maximalist Del Lumanta. Pause amid art and absorb the meditative sounds of Chris Abrahams (the Necks).

    Step into the blockbuster exhibition Masters of modern art from the Hermitage for a live performance of newly commissioned work by Corin Ileto, Becky Sui Zhen and Casey Hartnett, inspired by Kandinsky, Picasso and Matisse.
    Daughter
    Date Thu 10th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
    A laugh-out-loud, appalling and riveting one-man monologue confronting the toxicity entwined in modern masculinity.

    Award-winning theatre creator and actor Adam Lazarus plays The Father, and he’s done bad things in his life. This riveting solo performance is a public display of intimate, desperate confession, taking you through The Father’s struggles with love, lust and violence.

    A controversial success in Canada and at the Edinburgh Fringe – and a test for the audience’s level of acceptance – this honest and conflicting story asks questions about the deepest, darkest corners of humanity.
    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.
    Storytime Ballet: Coppélia (Penrith)
    Date Fri 11th Jan 2019 to Sat 12th Jan 2019
    A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, where all is not what it seems.

    Experience ballet’s most playful comedy live on stage in an interactive production of Coppélia created especially for children aged three and up. Join the young lovers Swanilda and Franz as they sneak into Dr Coppelius’ mysterious workshop and discover the secrets of his mechanical dolls.​​

    Running for under an hour and brimming with magic tricks, life-size toys and enchanting costumes, this narrated version of Coppélia will surprise and delight little ones and have them dancing all the way home.
    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.
    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.
    Kali Uchis
    Date Fri 11th Jan 2019
    FOMO, BBE and Acclaim present Kali Uchis with special guests.

    Celebrating her debut Australian visit for FOMO Festival, Kali Uchis is making her way to Sydney’s Metro Theatre for a headline show.

    Off the back of her recently sold out headlining tour across America, catch Kali Uchis perform tracks from her critically acclaimed album in an intimate setting.

    This will be the perfect warm-up to the upcoming FOMO Festival to be held at Parramatta Park featuring Nicki Minaj, Rae Sremmurd, Lil Pump, Mura Masa and more.
    Gillette ODI: Australia vs India
    Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
    Gillette ODI's bring a full day of action on and off the field. Experience world class cricket, with plenty of extra summer entertainment in and around the ground.

    See some of the best players in the world compete for glory in one of the most exciting formats of the game. The likes of Virat Kohli and MS Dohni take the field against the Aussies who are looking to launch into the upcoming 2019 Cricket World Cup with confidence. Throw your support behind the Aussies.

    Public tickets now on sale.

    For group bookings (20+ tickets); Official hospitality and Travel packages visit the ticketing page on Cricket Australia's website for more details.
    It's Not For Everyone
    Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Tue 15th Jan 2019
    Raw, offbeat and vulnerable, acclaimed company acrobat’s new show follows the metamorphosis of two kooky clowns. After launching into an absurd indulgence of low-brow humour, acrobat shed props and pretence as the clown personas erode. The antithesis of glitzy mega-circus, this is an uncompromising exploration of ageing, relationships and identity.

    Known for their unflinching, anti-aesthetic approach to performance, company founders Jo-Ann Lancaster and Simon Yates begin with cartoon buffoonery and zany bike stunts before descending into powerful, mud-coated, primal and poetic anarchy featuring extraordinary physicality and a strict adherence to pared-down theatre.

    It’s Not For Everyone continues the company’s focus on meaningful and sometimes unsettling work.

    This performance contains partial nudity. Recommended for ages 12+.
    Note: Lockout period applies.
    Rhys Chatham: A Crimson Grail (100 Guitar Orchestra)
    Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
    In the mid 1970s Rhys Chatham was working alongside sonic experimentalists including Philip Glass, LaMonte Young and Steve Reich in New York, when his world was turned upside down by the Ramones’ self-titled debut album.

    Inspired by the power and energy of the electric guitar, Chatham began composing epic, multi-movement pieces for increasingly large guitar ensembles, starting in 1989 with the 100-guitar composition An Angel Moves Too Fast To See. Chatham’s works for guitar orchestra sit at the nexus of contemporary classical composition and provocative late 20th music.

    In Sydney, Chatham will conduct a performance of A Crimson Grail for 100 guitarists. This is the fourth ever public performance of this masterwork, following performances in Paris (2005), New York (2009), and Liverpool (2012).

    The orchestra of guitarists – surrounding the audience and outfitted with special guitar tunings – creates layers of overtones and harmonics that acoustically ebb and swell, resonating in the performance space.
    Sydney Summer Series
    Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
    Announcing the Sydney Summer Series

    Bringing the biggest icons of disco, together for the first time in what is sure to become the most talked-about concert line-up of the summer.

    Rock n Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Jacksons, featuring original members Jermaine, Jackie, Tito and Marlon will lead the charge, playing the hits that started a dynasty including ‘Can You Feel It’, ‘Blame It On The Boogie’, and many more.

    Three-time Grammy winners The Pointer Sisters will bring their swag of party-starters including ‘I’m So Excited’, ‘Jump (For My Love)’, ‘Neutron Dance’, to delight generations of fans.

    Kool and the Gang will keep the astounding playlist pumping with hits from throughout their five-decade career including ‘Celebration’, ‘Cherish’ and ‘Jungle Boogie’, while The Village People will show why they are the kings of disco with their hits including ‘Macho Man’, ‘YMCA’.

    Sister Sledge will bring the party with ‘We Are Family’, while Sounds of the Supremes will open the party, bringing the inspiration of disco to the stage with their greatest hits of the 60s and 70s.

    Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the kings and queens of disco together for one magic night under the stars.
    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.
    Suppression Dam
    Date Sat 12th Jan 2019 to Sun 13th Jan 2019
    Ensemble Offspring, Casula Powerhouse and Sydney Festival present three celebrated international art music ensembles – Ensemble Offspring (Sydney), International Contemporary Ensemble (New York/Chicago) and Ensemble Adapter (Berlin) – performing a surround sound concert in the vast Casula Powerhouse turbine hall.

    Experience the work of expatriate Australian composers Kate Moore and Natasha Anderson, performed with amplified classical instruments and electronics inside a decommissioned power plant.

    Kate Moore’s award-winning industrial chamber composition The Dam showcases her inimitable swirling rhythmic sound world, while Anderson’s experimental ensemble work Suppression uses spatialised electronics, processed samples and live instruments to create a soundscape of refracted sonic mirrors. Opening the performance is choral composer Alice Chance’s communal sound art project Audience Choir.
    Bridge of Dreams
    Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
    India’s rich musical palette meets top Australian jazz talent, in a collaboration that includes revered Hindustani singer Shubha Mudgal, jazz saxophonist Sandy Evans, tabla maestro Aneesh Pradhan and his disciple Bobby Singh, and classical harmonium player Sudhir Nayak. They are accompanied by 17-piece jazz super-collective Sirens Big Band, who showcase Sydney’s leading female and trans musicians.

    With music composed by Shubha Mudgal, Aneesh Pradhan and Sandy Evans, and recorded between Mumbai and Sydney, the Bridge of Dreams project is all about exchanging ideas between world-class collaborators working in complex, ever-evolving genres. Bridge of Dreams spans everything from improvisational jazz to Hindustani, classical, Bollywood and Indipop.
    Australia's Centenary 1888
    Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
    They had a spectacular celebration of the Bi-Centenary in 1988, but Mary Small will tell them the story of what happened 100 years earlier. During 1888, the year of Australia’s Centenary, the city of Sydney offered wonderful and amazing entertainments by the seaside for the public at Manly, Coogee and Bondi.

    The innovation of bathing machines at Coogee Beach was also an item of great interest! Sydney was caught up in the celebration of the first hundred years of British settlement in Australia. A fortnight of festivities all over Sydney included band contests, a cricket match, the dedication of Centennial Park and a Government House dinner. But as usual for Sydney residents the focus was on the beaches!
    Ben Frost
    Date Sat 12th Jan 2019
    ​A powerful and highly volatile multi-point sound environment performed in the round and created in residency at Germany’s ZKM Karlsruhe.

    Minimalist and experimental Australian composer Ben Frost evolves his critically acclaimed album The Centre Cannot Hold into a new live performance concept. Synthesis, analogue tape and live guitars are fed in real time through an array of digital objects, relentlessly pushing and pulling against one another in a new kaleidoscope of sonic ecology.
    Emma Donovan and the PutBacks
    Date Mon 14th Jan 2019
    When Aunty Ruby Hunter passed suddenly in 2010, she left an indelible mark on Australian music and culture. In this concert tribute, acclaimed vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne rhythm combo The PutBacks perform a range of songs from Hunter’s 1994 debut album, Thoughts Within.

    Emma Donovan first came to national attention as one third of Stiff Gins. Since then she’s become one of the country’s most powerful soul voices, whether performing solo, with the Black Arm Band, or fronting Melbourne’s exceptional funk and R and B outfit the PutBacks. Catch them at the Spiegeltent delivering soul in spades in a tribute to Ruby Hunter.
    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.
    Sydney Art Holidays: world class art holiday experiences
    Date Tue 15th Jan 2019
  • *LASTEST EVENT DETAILS ARE YET TO BE CONFIRMED***


    World class art holiday experiences in Sydney Australia! Surrounded by natural beauty, ocean, bush, a host of great activities, restaurants and bars, Manly rivals any great international art holiday destination.

    This summer, Sydney Art Holidays is offering a specially designed, one week workshop combining photography and painting to take both beginner and advanced students work to a whole new level, while having fun in one of Sydney's top locations.

    Learn how to get the most professional and creative shots with the painter's best 'transportable' friend - the smartphone, boosting creativity and the artist's eye to complement and enhance the student's painting work.



    Internationally acclaimed watercolour master Joseph Zbukvic, passionate, world-class tutor will join Sydney Art Holiday along with professional photographer and tutor, Matt Kemp.

    The week includes professional tuition, demonstrations, critiques, accommodation, breakfasts, lunches and most dinners.

  • Neneh Cherry
    Date Tue 15th Jan 2019 to Wed 16th Jan 2019
    From torch anthems to trip hop, house, jazz, rap and riot grrl punk, Neneh Cherry’s career has spanned 35 years of hits both critical and commercial. The rebel icon of feminist pop brings her new Four Tet produced album Broken Politics and stacked back catalogue to Sydney.

    After a near two-decade break between solo album releases, the Swedish icon returned in 2014 with the eerie and deeply personal Blank Project and 2018’s more reflective Broken Politics.

    Both albums were written with Cherry’s husband and co-writer Cameron McVey and produced by Four Tet and Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja aka 3D.
    Orquesta Akokán
    Date Tue 15th Jan 2019 to Wed 16th Jan 2019
    This big band mambo collective comprised of Cuba’s finest musicians brings the party direct from its source, celebrating Havana of the 1940's and 50's: a vibrant epicentre of music and culture.

    Signed to Daptone Records and pieced together by celebrated Cuban singer José 'Pepito' Gómez, arranger and piano player Michael Eckroth, and producer and tres player Jacob Plasse, Orquesta Akokán has a crack brass section, a blazing live show and a mission to do for original 40's mambo what Buena Vista Social Club did for son cubano music.

    Orquesta Akokán’s self-titled debut, released this year, was recorded live in Havana’s most famous recording studio, chanelling the spirit of every great Cuban musician to have recorded there since the 40s.
    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.
    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.​
    Sounds on the Terrace: Ben Panucci
    Date Wed 16th Jan 2019
    MCA and Young Henrys introduce a beer cocktail, the Lagerita, for Sounds on the Terrace

    Put away the Aperol Spritz and say no way to frosé, the MCA and Young Henrys have teamed up to refresh your summer cocktail of choice, especially for the Sounds on the Terrace summer series kicking off this November.

    Introducing the Lagerita, the love child of a beer and a margarita. Recalling hot Mexican nights, it mixes tequila, Cointreau and a generous squeeze of fresh lime juice with the citrusy hops of Young Henrys Natural Lager. The Lagerita is best served with sunsets and tunes on the MCA’s rooftop Sculpture Terrace.

    Sounds on the Terrace brings together art, good brews and free live music on the first Wednesday of each month. Throw in killer views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House and it’s perfect for your mid-week wind down.

    Free entry, no booking required.
    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.
    Lego Robotics Two with Fizzics
    Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
    Put your EV3 skills to the test as they delve deeper into the programming that can make these robots do your bidding! The course is open-ended and challenge based based; the skill of the attendees determines the types of problems given to the kids. This workshop is ideal for those children who have already attended Lego Robotics One and Two and now can use a Lego robot's basic functions with ease.



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

    Age: Grades Three-Eight (in 2018).

    Special notes: To make up a full day program, simply book the corresponding morning or afternoon activity on the same day. Fizzics Staff will provide a supervised lunch break from 12 noonâ€ֿpm (Bring Your Own lunch) and transition your child to the afternoon activity. This program is complemented in the morning with Lego Robotics One.

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

    Lego Robotics One with Fizzics
    Date Thu 17th Jan 2019
    Learn how to program Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to do your bidding. In this exciting program learn how to teach a robot to do what you wish using motors, sensors and more!

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

    Age: Grades Three - Eight (in 2018).

    Special notes: To make up a full day program, simply book the corresponding morning or afternoon activity on the same day. Fizzics Staff will provide a supervised lunch break from 12 noon – 1pm (Bring Your Own lunch) and transition your child to the afternoon activity. This program is complemented in the afternoon with Lego Robotics Two.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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?
    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.
    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.

    Gross and Gory with Fizzics
    Date Thu 24th 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).

    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.
    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.
    Australia Day Sydney
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    This Australia Day, join in the fantastic events around Sydney with live music, harbour parades, gourmet food trucks and awe-inspiring fireworks. Australia Day is an opportunity to come together to celebrate the unique and diverse culture of Australian, from the country, cities and in the heart of Sydney.

    There’ll be family entertainment on offer with two Wiggles concerts at Darling Harbour, plus an all-star line-up of pure Australian talent at the Australia Day - Live at Sydney Opera House concert.

    If you’re mad about fireworks, Live at the Quay is the place to be this Australia Day. Harbour parades, jet-ski shows and a series of dazzling fireworks displays will transform the water and skies at Circular Quay.

    You’ll also be treated to a classical on-water opera, a performance by the Indigenous children’s choir Kari, and a tribute to Dr G. Yunupingu through a performance of Djapana – Sunset Dreaming. Live at the Quay is the perfect way to end your Australia Day.
    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 early evening will be abuzz with a fabulous program of entertainment, including DJs and live music.

    With the official Australia Day event concluding at 8pm, there’ll be no fireworks at Darling Harbour on Australia Day this year. Kick on with the many restaurants and bars on and around the water’s edge. There’s lots of options for continuing your celebrations into the night!
    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
    The whole community is invited to Australia Day Celebrations at Cathy Freeman Park.

    Bring along your family and friends and enjoy our celebrations of everything about this great land we call home!

    On Australia Day you are invited to our free community celebration including FREE entertainment, rides, kids' activities, delicious food stalls, fireworks display and film screening of Lion.

    Finish the day of celebrations off with a bang and enjoy the spectacular fireworks.

    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.
    Celebrate Australia Day on Sydney Harbour with Glass Boat Cruises
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    As Australia Day approaches, Sydney gets ready to celebrate in style. You can also celebrate in style on their glass boat. Australia Day lunch cruises that give you 360 degree views and a gourmet four-course/buffet dining experience. Enjoy the spectacular demonstrations and parades that are the highlight of Australia Day celebrations on Sydney Harbour while dining in elegant surrounds!
    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.
    Electric Gardens Festival Sydney
    Date Sat 26th Jan 2019
    Electric Gardens has announced a triumphant return. Courtesy of T1000 events, 20,000 revellers will able to experience the very best local and international electronic music artists, across four epic stages as part of a world-class production.



    Leading the charge is Underworld, recognised as one of the greatest live acts of all-time, Karl Hyde and Rick Smith will be banging out their repertoire of goose-bump inducing anthems including ‘Born Slippy’, ‘Two Months Off’ and ‘Always Loved a Film’.

    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. The technical wizard, Eats Everything will be rounding off the bill of international heavyweights hitting all four garden venues. Next up is Aussie electronic duo Bag Raiders, who are headed homeward bound for their first series of live shows after an extended hiatus.



    See Eventfinda for more information.

    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.
    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!
    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.
    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.

    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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Sydney International Wine Competition - Tasting of the Top 100
    Date Sun 10th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      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.

      Wine lovers will be able to taste over 250 wines from eight countries awarded Top 100, Blue Gold, and Gold medals, including trophy winners.



      You will be able to taste a range of renowned Champagnes, which dominated the sparkling wine category, 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.

      An international panel of 14 judges initially blind-tasted all the entrants, and then tasted the 400 leading wines alongside appropriately matched food to decide the award winners.

    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?
    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.

    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!
    Australian Surf Rowers League Open
    Date Sat 16th Feb 2019 to Sun 17th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      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.
    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!
    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.
    Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim
    Date Sun 17th Feb 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      The Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim is the key annual fundraising event for non-profit charity Rainbow Club Australia, supporting children with disabilities learning to swim and be safe in the water.

      The Murray Rose Malabar Magic Ocean Swim course offers a choice of a 1km swim or a 2.5km swim, or a combination entry in both swims. The start and finish is on Malabar Beach. Marker buoys are positioned to indicate the course for each swim. Registrations from 7am on the day, entertainment, prizes and refreshments available for a fun family day out!

      Known as one of Sydney's friendliest swims, around 1,000 swimmers are expected for The Magic, which is part of the Fine Ocean Swimmers Series.

      The Magic is the only ocean swim event in NSW that offers a Swimmer with a Disability Award as part of the event.

      To register to swim, sponsor a swimmer, or make a donation, please visit the website.

      See you at The Magic!
    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!
    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!

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    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.
    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!

    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!
    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.
    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!
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    #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.
    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.
    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.
    Saturday Night Fever
    Date Mon 1st Apr 2019 to Tue 30th Apr 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!
    Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition
    Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019 to Wed 3rd Apr 2019
    The Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition is Australia’s leading solar, storage and smart energy management show.

    The show serves up an exciting conference program with over 100 experts to choose from and a huge exhibition hall featuring 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 ther 57th show. The show is powered by the Smart Energy Council, formerly the Australian Solar Council and Energy Storage Council.
    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.
    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.
    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
    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.

    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.
    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.
    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).
    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.

    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.
    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.
    Sydney Jewish Writers Festival
    Date Mon 29th Apr 2019 to Sun 5th May 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.
    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.
    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.
    Haldon Street Festival
    Date Sat 4th May 2019
    Canterbury Bankstown Council is proud to present the Haldon Street Festival.

    More than 25,000 people from across Sydney take part in the annual festivities. Indulge in food from across the globe, live entertainment across three stages, over 100 market stalls, enjoy the street parade, baby animal farm for the kids, free amusement rides, or have your photo taken with one of their festival camels.

    There is something for everyone.

    For more information visit their web site or call Canterbury Bankstown Council.

    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!
    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.
    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.

    IlluminARTe Wollondilly
    Date Sun 5th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      Wollondillys Largest Community Event will be held on Saturday 5 May from 12pm to 9pm.

      Attracting over 25000 people in 2017, illuminARTe Wollondilly is the largest event on Wollondilly’s calendar. With something for all ages, spectators can expect a remarkable cultural experience combined with breathtaking and creative lighting displays and projections, local live music, market stalls and food vendors.

      New to the festival in 2018 is the illuminARTe Kids Carnival in Picton RSL Memorial park, with kids rides, sideshow alley and carnival food!

      A range of market stalls and local artisan traders will open from 12pm and as night falls, the free family event encourages visitors, locals, friends and families to stroll through the picturesque town of Picton. Following the lantern parade the fireworks spectacular will be a fitting finale, capping off a night of colour, light and creativity.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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 Hobby Show will feature many exhibits, some of which include Classic and Vintage Vehicles, Antique Tools and Machinery, Architectural Miniatures, Local Artists, Candle and Soap Making, Crafts, Family History, Ferrets, Jewellery Making, Lighthorse Brigade, Metal Art, Militaria, Patchworking, Poultry, Retro Display, Rocker Cover Races, Stamps and Coins, Sweets of Yesteryear Display, Woodworking.

    There will be a Tractor Trek arriving at the Show 9am Saturday.

    They'll also be having a Pet Show. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded for the Pet Show. Trophies will be awarded for the Motor Show.
    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.
    Parramatta Heritage Festival
    Date Sat 18th May 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
      My Culture, My Story: 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 2018 Australian Heritage Festival.

      This year the City is focusing on what makes Parramatta a special place with art installations, stalls, arts, crafts, food, 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.

      Art in the Park is a special series of events that will run throughout the month. Displays, workshops, demonstrations and tours around Parramatta Park, which this year celebrates 160 years, will showcase local Aboriginal culture, colonial and convict history, as well as the many cultures that make up modern-day Parramatta.

      Visit also the new heritage interpretation panels in the Lennox Bridge portals. These panels will help visitors and locals learn more about the river crossing and the Bridge and how it has changed over time.
    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.
    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!
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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?
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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!
    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!
    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?
    Stadium Stomp SCG
    Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
    Stadium Stomp returns to the SCG and Allianz Stadium. The event will see the introduction of two new Stomp categories - Short Course and Junior Stomp, both offering a taste of Stadium Stomp over a condensed course.

    If you’re looking for something different for your next fitness challenge, something other than a fun run or bruising obstacle race, look no further than Stadium Stomp SCG.

    Climb your way up, down and around the bays of Sydney’s great sporting stadiums in this 6300 or 4000-stair challenge. Juniors aged five to 11 years will stomp a 600-stair course with an accompanying adult in their 11.15am wave.

    There will be rest stops (pick a seat!), drink stations and pumping music playing to keep you focused and energised. Plus, you’ll finish with a lap of the ground and receive a shiny medallion to prove you made it. Get ready Sydney!
    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.

    Sydney Beer and Barbecue Festival
    Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
    The biggest ever showcase of Australian and International beer and cider in the state with 50 exhibitors under the one roof. Together with some of the best chefs cooking up a barbecue storm.

    Featuring BrewDog's exclusive collaborative beers with Batch Brewing, Capital Brewing Co, Green Beacon, Hop Nation and Mismatch Brewing.

    Barbecue Masters Matty Matheson, Bovine and Swine, Low’n’slow, Smith and Daughters and heaps more, curated by Barbecue Ambassador Duncan Welgemoed (Africola).
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Australian Orchid Council Conference and Show
    Date Sun 21st Jul 2019
    This July, the Australian Orchid Council Conference and Show is being held at the Hawkesbury Indoor Stadium.

    Come along and see the beautiful orchid displays, plants for sale or why not receive some free advice on how to grow that perfect orchid.

    There will be state, national and international vendors with high quality plants for sale. There is plenty of free parking along with coffee and lunch available for purchase.

    For more information please visit the Orchid Society of New South Wales website.

    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!
    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.

    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.
    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.
    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.
    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!