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Bush Playgroup - Tasters
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
Join experienced Early Years Nature Educators from the Garden who will facilitate play-based activities and nature experiences.

Nature Play programs like the Bush Playgroup aim to help children grow and develop with and in nature. Children will climb, dig, explore, build, engage their senses, discover and play in the new nature play area.

Each session is a combination of nature-based activities, games and stories combined with supervised free play time in the Garden’s nature play area.

Notes: Children must be accompanied by an adult carer. Siblings under 2.5 years of age may accompany the parent or carer of an enrolled sibling but will not be formally included into the program.

Endless Lights
Date Fri 1st Mar 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
Experience Endless Lights at Sydney Tower Eye - a new mesmerising light installation, inspired by the alluring and vast Sydney skyline.

From 1 March, Sydney Tower Eye will become an Instagrammer’s paradise with the launch of Endless Lights, a unique, mesmerising light installation offering the ultimate illusions and photo opportunities for guests.

Available for a limited time only, the experience was inspired by the alluring, vast Sydney skyline as seen from the Observation Deck of the Sydney Tower Eye which offers unrivalled views of the harbour city.

The light installation features mirrored walls and a custom-built Perspex base which creates the optical illusion of height, making the guest feel like they are floating above an endless floor.

Guests are encouraged to be as creative as they like when visiting the exclusive experience and create social media envy amongst their friends and family by sharing their final shots.

Here for a limited time only so go beyond the city lights, get creative and get your ultimate Instagram photo!
Surry Hills Market
Date Sat 2nd Mar 2019 to Sat 7th Dec 2019
More than 60 unique stalls and a community cafe. Unfollow the norm at Surry Hills Market.

They’re a diverse community of creative sellers and independent traders specialising in handmade, second-hand and recycled goods.

Vintage fashion, valuable antiques, books, hand-made beauty products, designer labels and a chai stall -the market has it all! They are open in any weather - rain, hail or shine.

To take a break from shopping, simply cross the road and go up to Surry Hills Community Café on Level One of the Surry Hills Library and Neighbourhood Centre. Enjoy a delicious range of sweet and savoury meals, all prepared fresh, and do not miss the opportunity to try their famous Devonshire Teas - two hot freshly-baked scones with jam and cream and a pot of tea for AUD7.



The Surry Hills Community Cafe is air-conditioned during the summer months and has accessible toilets, including baby change facilities. The cafe opens on market day from 10am to 3pm.

Bundeena and Maianbar Art Trail
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019 to Sun 1st Dec 2019
Come along on the first Sunday of each month for a peak inside some of Sydney's finest artist studios, nestled on the edge of the Royal National Park.

You can walk or drive to open artist's studios in the villages of Bundeena and Maianbar. An interest in art and creativity is all you need for admission. All visitors are welcome, the first time 'trailer' or the open day regular, the serious collector or the window shopper.

There are more than 20 very different artists waiting to welcome you, not only into their studios but also into their private world of creativity. Artworks on show and for sale include paintings, drawings, printmaking, woodcarving, decorative and functional pottery, glassware and jewellery. There is something here for everyone.

Take a scenic drive through the Royal National Park to get here or take a beautiful ferry ride from Cronulla.
Labyrinth Walk
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019 to Sun 5th May 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.
Model Boat Club of NSW Race Day
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
Check out the action on the water.

The model boats return to the Sydney International Regatta Centre to race.

Come and see the boats of the members of the Model Boat Club of NSW fly around the course in a test of skill and speed.

Boats these days are typically timber built, ABS or fibreglass construction and set up to run in certain engine and hull classes.

Engines can be Electric, Petrol, or Nitro. Generally most boats are custom built.

Sydney's largest yoga and meditation group
Date Sun 3rd Mar 2019 to Sun 6th Dec 2020
Mita Meditation is Volunteer Run Meditation and wellness Centre, it is a movement which promotes self-empowerment of individuals thus creating no/less dependency on external factors for them to achieve success in any area of life.

Mita Meditation has a mission to empower every being by spreading basic understanding of one’s true self which is referred as Eternal Power. Mita Meditation is movement which teaches various Mind training techniques including meditation.Mita Meditation sessions are free of cost solely run on voluntary contributions.Mita Meditation conducts various meditation programs: Every Sunday Mind, Body and energy healing meditations.
Learn how to make Coffee
Date Mon 4th Mar 2019 to Mon 25th May 2020
Ever wanted to learn how to make great Coffee? Join their extensive training course, which will give you the basic knowledge and advanced knowledge of Coffee-making using a commercial Coffee machine!

They will provide in-depth knowledge of: Coffee making theory and practice, Grinding, Dosing and pouring, Latte art and other skills.

Courses are for two days (night class), and courses run Monday and Tuesday.

This course is a perfect experience for beginners wanting to learn the art of making coffee from scratch or advanced barista wanting to refresh their knowledge.

ArtExpress at the Armory
Date Tue 5th Mar 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Come along to ArtExpress at the Armory, at Newington Armory Gallery, Sydney Olympic Park.

ArtExpress is a joint venture of the NSW Department of Education and the NSW Education Standards Authority. It is a series of exhibitions of exemplary bodies of work created by students for the 2018 New South Wales Higher School Certificate. The bodies of work represent a broad range of subject matter, approaches, styles and media that reflect the high quality of Visual Arts education in New South Wales.

With works 60 students, this year’s Newington Armory Gallery presentation is again the largest of all the metropolitan exhibitions.

ArtExpress at the Armory is curated by Danielle Gullotta and is coordinated by Sydney Olympic Park in association with the Arts Unit.
Celebrate South Australia at Mode Kitchen and Bar
Date Tue 5th Mar 2019 to Wed 1st May 2019
Mode Kitchen and Bar, the elegant restaurant within Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, has launched a new dining series that celebrates Australia’s rich and vibrant produce and shines a light on the incredible growers and suppliers who deliver it to your plates.

The collaborative series crowned Celebrate Australia, launches on 4 March, with a brand new menu that heroes South Australia’s extraordinary range of food and wine.
International Women's Day Celebrations in Campbelltown
Date Tue 5th Mar 2019 to Wed 20th Mar 2019
Empowering, inspiring and strengthening gender equality will be the focus of events celebrating International Women’s Day across the month of March in Campbelltown. The diversity of activities will include a youth forum, art talks, a guided walk through the Dharawal National Park and a work symposium, to name a few. 

Activities will run on various days and times from Tuesday 5 March to Wednesday 20 March.
Design Talks
Date Tue 5th Mar 2019 to Tue 26th Mar 2019
Chatswood Chase Sydney will host an inspiring series of interior design talks presented by fashion identity and television presenter Claudia Chan Shaw, and renowned interior design blogger Jen Bishop.

Bishop is the founder of Interiors Addict, one of Australia’s leading home and lifestyle websites; while Chan Shaw is the co-designer and director of Australian fashion label, Vivian Chan Shaw, and is well known for her role as co-host and presenter on ABC Television’s Collectors.
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.
Gallery Lane Cove Art Month: The Matter of Objects and Materiality Exhibition
Date Wed 6th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
Gallery Lane Cove is celebrating art month with this exhibition featuring the works by artists Kath Fries, Alia Parker, and Kate Brown

The Matter of Objects and Materiality highlights the agency of the material and the vitality of matter. It captures an aesthetic that upends the object/subject divide, one that embraces human and non-human entities as equals and collaborators in the co-creation of purpose and meeting.

Opening night is on 6 March. This event is free and refreshments are available. RSVP now so you do not miss this incredible exhibition.
Gallery Lane Cove Art Month: (mistake) Making
Date Wed 6th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
Gallery Lane Cove is celebrating Art Month with the exhibition of the work by Chirstine Wiltshier.

(mistake) Making is a collaborative and participatory artwork with the generative potential of the mistake.

Artist maker Christine Wiltshier invites knitters, non knitters and fellow mistake makers to join her at Gallery Lane Cove to experiment with potential of the mistake.

There will be a number of (mistake) Making Sessions throughout the month and may be booked directly through the artist via email.

Opening night for their Art Month Exhibtions and events is on 6 March. This event is free and refreshments are available.

RSVP now so you don't miss out on this incredible event.
Sydney Harbour Luxury Glass Boat Dinner Cruise
Date Wed 6th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st May 2020
Clearview Sydney Harbour dinner cruise has redefined the concept of dining, with bespoke luxury like never before! Cutting-edge nautical design, eight-course degustation menus and 360 degree harbour views guarantee a premium experience!
Book now to avail best prices!
Coffee Cocktails at Moonlight Cinema
Date Wed 6th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
Espresso martini lovers can rejoice, as Tia Maria has launched a pop-up bar at this year’s Moonlight Cinema in Sydney’s Centennial Parklands, shaking up Australia’s unofficial national cocktail for movie buffs.

The exclusive container-style bar is dedicated to all things coffee cocktails, serving up delectable mixology including the Tia Espresso Martini, Tia Popcorn Frappe and Tia Coffee Tonic. Taking the snack bar to a whole new level, these cocktails are available all season.

With a star studded program featuring block buster films throughout March, such as On the Basis of Sex (8 March – International Women’s Day), Bohemian Rhapsody (9 March) and What Men Want (24 March), Moonlight Cinema is perfect for a night out with friends or date night. The full program can be viewed on the Moonlight Cinema website.

First invented in 1980 by Dick Bradsell, Tia Maria was actually the original coffee liquor included in the Espresso Martini. The Tia Maria bar is the perfect evening indulgence at Moonlight Cinema to compliment the 4.41 cups of coffee Sydneysiders average each day!

Tia Maria will also be serving up their signature cocktails at Moonlight Cinema in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth over the next month.
Electric Domestic: modern lives - suburban dreams
Date Wed 6th Mar 2019 to Wed 30th Oct 2019
NSW State Archives exhibition exploring power, modernity and the promotion of the suburban dream in mid-1960s Australia.

On the urban fringes of Australia’s major cities, new suburbs are constantly being developed. Offering home and land packages prospective residents can see the ‘suburban dream’ taking shape. Desirable and attainable, today’s suburban dream has a past.

Electric Domestic: Modern lives, suburban dreams is a new exhibition from NSW State Archives exploring power, modernity and the promotion of the Australian suburban dream in mid-1960s Australia. Presenting a selection of unique photographic images produced by the publicity department of Sydney County Council—and accompanied by advertising slogans typical of the era— Electric Domestic: Modern lives, suburban dreams provides an enjoyable and nostalgic view of suburbia and the role that electricity and modern appliances had in creating the suburban dream.
DinoSnore - Sleepover at the Australian Museum
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 2019
The Museum is a very different place after dark, when the hoards of visitors have left and the lights go out. Join them for an unforgettable overnight experience at the Australian Museum.

Enjoy a buffet dinner and get up close to native Australian animals, such as crocodiles, before coming face-to-face with resident Muttaburrasaurus - an Australian dinosaur that lived around 100 million years ago. Embark on a tour by torchlight to discover secrets and stories of the objects and collections before relaxing in the theatre to watch a family favourite film.

The evening is topped off by sleeping next to some old dinosaur favourites including Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus. In the morning, you will wake to a continental breakfast at the rooftop cafe followed by an exclusive viewing of the current special exhibition. If there is no special exhibition on the date of your DinoSnore, then the morning activity will be Wild Yoga!
Platinum Penfolds Dinner Cruise
Date Fri 8th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
They invite you to enjoy the luxury wine and dining experience on the world's most beautiful harbour. The Platinum Penfolds Grange Dinner Cruise features six-course degustation dining, a superb selection of Penfolds private bin and vintage wines, including arguably Australia’s most celebrated wine and an official Heritage Icon of South Australia, the Penfolds Grange.

Enjoy priority boarding, sparkling wine under a starry sky (constellation Crux is a must see for any visitor from the northern hemisphere), gold restaurant seating with views, the sultry entertainment of their lounge singer or live band, a six course tasting menu all accompanied by Penfolds top selection of bin and vintage Australian wines or spirits if you prefer.
Aussie Night Markets Menangle
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Sat 14th Dec 2019
Aussie Night Markets at Menangle Paceway offer an international food market teaming with over 40 international street food vendors, a dessert section, high quality art and craft, kiddie rides and entertainment, every second Saturday of the month.
NFSA Restores: Storm Boy
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Thu 11th Apr 2019
Presented by NFSA, Sydney Film Festival and Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
NFSA Restores - reviving your cinema icons

A 10-year-old boy (Greg Rowe), living with his father in the wild Coorong wetlands of South Australia, rescues a baby pelican orphaned by hunters. With the help of an Aboriginal man, Fingerbone Bill (David Gulpilil), the boy and the bird become inseparable, until the outside world encroaches.

Cast: Greg Rowe, Peter Cummins, David Gulpilil, Judy Dick.

Producer: Matt Carroll
Associate Producer: Jane Scott
Director: Henri Safran
Cinematographer: Geoff Burton
Editor: Gerald Turney-Smith
Production Designer/Art Director: David Copping
Makeup: Helen Evans
Screenplay: Sonia Borg (based on the novel by Colin Thiele)
Russian Transport
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
A powerful and suspenseful drama, Russian Transport follows an immigrant Russian family struggling to survive in Brooklyn, New York. Fishy Productions, in association with Darlinghurst Theatre Company, is thrilled to be bringing Russian Transport to the Eternity Playhouse in March for its Australian Premiere.

Dark secrets emerge when a mysterious and charming uncle arrives from the Motherland. He tests family loyalty and preys on their weaknesses. Provocative and disturbingly funny, Russian Transport questions how far someone will go for the sake of family and the pursuit of the American Dream.

Russian Transport was playwright Erika Sheffer’s first play. Following its 2012 Off-Broadway World Premiere, Erika received the Paula Vogel Award – “to an emerging playwright of exceptional promise”. Russian Transport was also nominated for the John Gassner Award by the Outer Critics Circle. After the New Group production at the Acorn Theatre took Off-Broadway by storm, Steppenwolf Theatre Co in Chicago had a highly acclaimed, successful season in 2014.
Sydney Harbour Buffet Lunch Cruise
Date Sat 9th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
A delicious buffet with fresh seafood, sunshine and a relaxed, casual atmosphere is what Sydneysiders love best. Top them off with million dollar views of Sydney Harbour, a little sightseeing commentary and you have the perfect lunch escape for the whole family.

Enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year, this cruise combines a great sightseeing experience with a delicious lunch. The atmosphere is more casual than the Top Deck Lunch and the commentary provides a fascinating insight into Sydney of the past, present and future.

After lunch wander up to the open top deck for some Sydney sunshine, a close-up photograph of the Opera House gliding by, or wave at the climbers as they cruise under the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Gold Lunch Series
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019 to Sun 27th Oct 2019
The Gold Lunch Cruise is an exciting new dining option hosted by Captain Cook Cruises in partnership with Australia's finest food and wine producers. Every cruise includes a superior beverage selection and a six course seasonal menu, tailored for each departure, all set to the spectacular background of Sydney Harbour. The 2019 series re-envisions some classic favourites while introducing new taste sensations.

All cruises include six-course dining set menu and superior beverage selection on board their flagship MV Sydney 2000.
Penrith Collectormania Fair
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
Collectormania toy and hobby fairs are some of the biggest fairs in Australia.

Collectormania run fairs in NSW every year with a very large number of sellers at every event you are sure to find that fantastic collectable you have been chasing.

It does not matter if you are a collector of diecast models, action figure, coke, pop culture anything collectable you're sure to find it at one of the Collectormania events.
MotoStars Ride Day
Date Sun 10th Mar 2019 to Sun 8th Dec 2019
Popular ride day and coaching for motorcyclists.

Hire bikes and riding gear available.

MotoStars is a popular motorcycle ride day and coaching organisation operating at the awesome Luddenham Raceway's motorsport circuit.

Its events cater to junior riders, senior riders, road riders, racers, supermoto riders, recreational riders- almost anyone with a motorbike.

Additional personal coaching available with former MotoGP racer, Damian Cudlin among other world class coaches.

Limited places- pre-book to avoid disappointment

Private Drama and Acting Workshop in Pyrmont
Date Mon 11th Mar 2019 to Mon 24th Jun 2019
Drama and acting can unleash your imagination and hidden creativity!

Nicoleta Teaches drama and acting for all ages most specifically five - seventeen years of age.

She helps in understanding story, how to use imagination to bring out truth and authenticity in your work. She teaches the Meisner technique and exercises. She has studied with Scott Sedita.

Class will be held in Wattle Street Pyrmont.

Fun classical guitar lessons
Date Tue 12th Mar 2019 to Fri 31st Jan 2020
Hold and play a guitar for the first time, or upgrade your skills, with Yuki, who is studied classical guitar at Chetham's School of Music and Royal College of Music in the U.K. and who has seven years of professional experience in Japan as a performer and teacher.

You will enjoy learning the intricacies of classical guitar technique and expression in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Art After Hours
Date Wed 13th Mar 2019 to Wed 29th Dec 2021
Explore the Art Gallery of NSW after hours and experience their unbeatable mix of art, talks, performances, live music, films, pop-up bar and food. Check the Gallery website for the weekly program.
Paper to Pixels Exhibition
Date Thu 14th Mar 2019 to Mon 25th Mar 2019
Paper to Pixels is the first ever pop-up photography exhibition by Australia’s first professional Instagrammer, Lauren Bath, celebrating the nation’s incredibly diverse 2.2 million small businesses and their owners.

A unique creative collaboration between Lauren and Xero, the pop-up takes an intimate look at the digitisation of small business, the backbone of the economy. From blacksmiths and shoemakers, to Mexican street food restaurateurs, Lauren focuses the lens on the Australian small business journey from paper to pixels. You can meet the artist at the opening night from 6pm to 8pm on 14 March.

About the artist:
Lauren Bath , Photographer , Instagram Influencer

Deemed Australia’s first professional Instagrammer by national media, Lauren Bath has pioneered the Australian influencer industry since leaving her full-time job as a chef in early 2012. She started her influencer small business from scratch and has run it solo since the early days, steadily working her way up to a dedicated audience of close to half a million online followers, and working with Tourism Australia, Switzerland Tourism, Visit Finland, Visa Australia, and Australia Post along the way. She has been featured in Travel + Leisure, Daily News and Mashable, among many others.
School holidays at Sydney Olympic Park
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Fri 31st Jan 2020
From sports and science, to writing and arts, Sydney Olympic Park is where the fun starts!

School holidays are a breeze when you're looking for something to do - there is so much happening every holidays at the Park.

Don’t miss the upcoming Autumn events, plus plenty of activities to keep the kids minds and bodies active over the holidays.

There’s something for kids of all ages and interests to enjoy at price ranges that won’t break the bank, with over 50 activities! With sports to aquatics, archery to outdoors, creative pursuits like art and writing workshops, as well as nature, there’s plenty to explore.
Order of Events: Elliott Bryce Foulkes and Maria Smit
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Multidisciplinary Australian designers Elliott Bryce Foulkes and Maria Smit draw on a collaborative working process to explore the practice of graphic design within the art museum. Working with the formal tropes of visual identity and collateral, ‘Order of Events’ reflects on the dynamics between exhibited artwork, conventional design methodologies and the ways that graphic design contribute to and creates space — occupying overlooked surfaces, scaffolds and supports, and elaborating traditional print media and objects. Running from 15 March – 1 June at UNSW Galleries.
Pinot and Picasso
Date Fri 15th Mar 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
Your Next Creative Night Out!

Pinot and Picasso is Australia’s number one Paint and Sip Experience! Allow yourself to take on some of the basic (and some more advanced) techniques of painting on canvas, in a hassle-free, approachable and collaborative setting.

Enjoy a night of Bring Your Own wine and painting as their expert Pinot and Picasso hosts deliver each session with comprehensive step by step instruction with plenty of room left for your inner-Picasso to run wild.

By the end of the night, even all you ‘non-creatives’ will be taking home your very own Picasso!

Each session has a unique themed piece of artwork for you to recreate.

Perfect for Hen’s Nights, Girls Nights Out, Private Functions, Parties, Team Building and Group Bookings.

No artistic experience is necessary!

Visit the Pinot and Picasso website for more detailed information about the session themes.
Chandon S Ladies Day
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019
Rosehill Gardens comes alive with Australia's best fillies and mares competing in the Group One AUD600,000 Coolmore Classic.

Experience award-winning hospitality, entertainment, thrilling racing and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere sipping on Chandon S, to celebrate the opening day of the 2019 Longines Golden Slipper Carnival.

Enhance your race day experience with hospitality packages available!
Magistic Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Sat 21st Dec 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Experience a splendid dinner cruise on Sydney harbour with Magistic Cruises. The three-hour dinner cruise provides deluxe dinner buffet with fresh seafood, sumptuous salads, crafted desserts and selection of premium beverages. The infinite photo opportunities of eminent structures and the roving views of the Sydney harbour from the spacious outer decks of the catamaran is something that is not instilled in many.

    Unwind yourself with a three-hour dinner cruise over the harbour on a crowd favourite catamaran. Treat yourself with the luxury of Magistic cruises at amazing deal prices! Also get an additional discount when booked online. Hurry, limited period offer!
St Patrick's Day
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Sun 15th Mar 2020
Ever wondered what it would be like to ice skate with a Leprechaun? Come in and give it go, all weekend their Ice Zoo Leprechaun will be hiding his gold coins from you, catch up to him and he has to give you some!

Bring your wee folk in, show your Irish pride by wearing green or just join in the fun.

Happy St Patrick's Day!
Painting and Layering Mixed Media Workshop
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
Have you ever wanted to create a Mixed Media product but don't know how? Learn ways of combining ordinary objects from paints, embellishments, decorative papers into Mixed Media masterpieces while creating customised projects that will be perfect to give someone special on any occasion.

With 25+ years of experience working with children of all ages and a love for anything creative, Michelle has decided to incorporate her love of the two. Always looking to expand her skills, Michelle has varied creative interests in Mixed Media, Urban Street Art, Digital Design, Photography, Paper Craft, Papier-toile, Decoupage, Interior Decorating, Graphic Design.

Please bring: Decorative scrapbook paper, Embellishments, Food and Drink.

Please note that to suit each individual, embellishments and decorative paper is recommended to be brought to class.
Aboriginal Art and Dot Printing Workshop in Camden
Date Sat 16th Mar 2019 to Sat 29th Jun 2019
Australian Indigenous art is the oldest unbroken tradition of art in the world.

There are several types of Aboriginal art including rock painting, dot painting, rock engravings, bark painting, carvings, sculptures, and weaving and string art. Aboriginal art utilises a wide variety of colours.

Maria is an expert in Aboriginal art and has been practising and teaching it for many years in Sydney.

Classes will be held in Camden.
NRL Panthers Home Game
Date Sun 17th Mar 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
The Panthers are set to roar this week when they take on the opposition at Panthers Stadium
Watch and cheer loud and proud as they maul all opposition sides which dare to enter their home ground.

Check out the draw for opposition teams and match times in the National Rugby League competition.

Secure your ticket today and don’t miss a minute of the action.

They’ll see you at the game. Go Panthers!
Autumn Harvest: Nuts and Pods with Angela Lober
Date Mon 18th Mar 2019 to Wed 20th Mar 2019
In this course they will develop a botanic watercolour painting, from initial sketching through to watercolour washes and detailed dry brush with expert artist Angela Lober. The content of the class will reinforce foundation skills and focus on refining composition, applying watercolour, light and shade, colour and detail. This course caters for students who have previous skills in botanic art and watercolour and would like further tuition to hone their techniques.

Includes lunches on the Foundation and Friends terrace.

About the instructor: Angela Lober
Angela has been exhibiting in Australia and internationally since 2002 and has a particular interest in the uniqueness of Australian Flora, particularly the productive rainforest species of the east coast.

Her work is found in several international collections including the Isaac M Sutton Collection in New York and the Shirley Sherwood Collection in the UK, as well as in the State Botanical Collection, Melbourne, the Florilegium at the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney and the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, Pittsburgh USA.

In 2012 she was awarded a Silver-gilt Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society, London and in 2014 she won the Celia Rosser Medal for Excellence in Botanic Art, in Melbourne.
Instagram Photography Workshop in Sydney
Date Tue 19th Mar 2019 to Tue 27th Aug 2019
Learn the skills required to capture stunning photos to post on social media/ Instagram!

Its all about angles, composition and lighting and they can easily teach you that- any one can do it you just need to be shown some handy tricks and you will be a pro in no time!

Workshop will be held on Elizabeth Street Sydney.
Christine Webb: Moments Away
Date Tue 19th Mar 2019 to Mon 1st Apr 2019
Art2Muse Gallery presents the latest body of work Moments Away by Sydney and Italy based artist Christine Webb

Moments Away captures the fleeting memories she has of place both here in Australia and in Italy where she has lived off and on for the past 19 years.
Luka Bloom Marrickville
Date Tue 19th Mar 2019 to Wed 20th Mar 2019
Much loved Irish troubadour Luka Bloom is a master of the concert stage.

His incredibly gifted electro-acoustic guitar playing guarantees an impassioned live performance of his original, poetic and melodic songs.

Luka’s concert arsenal includes both tender and dynamic original material and a surprisingly eclectic selection of other people’s work.
Surry Hills Comedy Club
Date Tue 19th Mar 2019 to Tue 4th Jun 2019
Stand up comedy of the funniest kind. Top Australian and international acts will be there. Full dinner and bar service.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Creative Writing Course
Date Wed 20th Mar 2019 to Wed 29th May 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.
Kodaline
Date Wed 20th Mar 2019
Anthemic indie-rockers, Kodaline return for the first time since their sold out 2014 tour! Performing their hits 'All I Want', 'High Hopes', 'Follow Your Fire', 'The One', 'Honest', 'Born Again' and more. Don’t miss out!
Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Parramatta
Date Wed 20th Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.

Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
Soda Got Soul – Motown Edition
Date Wed 20th Mar 2019
Calling all Motown movers, groovers and shakers.

The Soda Factory is proud to announce Soda Got Soul The Motown edition! They're drawing on the wealth of The Soda Factory’s in-house entertainment talent, musicians and special guests for over four hours of Motown soul and disco hits.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Holika Dahan
Date Wed 20th Mar 2019
Holi Dahan is the ritual of great importance in the celebration of Holi festival. It is the tradition of the Holi festival that depicts the death of Holika and magical the evacuation of Prahlad from fire.

In accordance to the Hindu scriptures the ritual of Holika Dahan that is also recalled as Holika Deepak as well as Chhoti Holi is to be performed during Pradosh Kaal that starts after the sunset and while the Purnimasi Tithi is prevailing.

This year, the date for Holika Dahan is 20 March, to which they'll be observing this important date and festival here at Zaaffran. Whether it's your first Holika Dahan, or you're a seasoned observer be sure to come and join them at Zaaffran on the day/night.
Fierce
Date Wed 20th Mar 2019 to Sat 13th Apr 2019
Suzie Flack has made it to the big league. The first female Australian Rules footballer to play professionally with the men - which is why you haven’t heard of her: she doesn’t exist.



Fierce is not a just play about football. It is a play about who gets to do what. Who gets to inhabit which spaces. Who is allowed to succeed at which pursuits. What happens when someone refuses to sit neatly in the box society has allotted her.



Janine Watson (Ensemble Theatre’s Unqualified, Bell Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet) directs Lauren Richardson, Zelman Cressey-Gladwin, Stacey Duckworth, Martin Jacobs, Chantelle Jamieson, Felix Johnson and Andrew Shaw in the Sydney Premiere of this ode to the drama that is AFL football, masculine culture, and the prevailing idea of what it means to be “Australian”.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party East Lindfield
Date Wed 20th Mar 2019
Leading local retirement community Aveo Linfield Gardens will transport back in time as it hosts its annual Aveo Rocks event, inviting locals to dust off their blue suede shoes and frock up for an afternoon of rockin’ and rollin’.

At this free event hosted at Aveo Linfield Gardens, locals are encouraged to reminisce on good times past, don their best rockabilly outfit and shake it to their favourite 50's and 60's hits performed live. Attendees will enjoy delicious food and refreshments, whilst also in the running for a lucky door prize with best dressed and best dancer awarded on the day.



The Aveo Rocks national event series will be held at 26 communities across Australia this March and April with Linfield Gardens locals able to immerse themselves in the sought-after event, meet residents and staff and tour the vibrant community.

Dan Barnett and his Amazing 14 piece Big Band
Date Wed 20th Mar 2019 to Wed 18th Sep 2019
Singer Trombonist and Shellman Dan Barnett and his amazing 14 piece big band headline at Lazybones on the third Wednesday of every month.

With the enviable reputation as a musician and band leader Dan is constantly touring Australia and the world. In the last 12 months he has played the Havana Jazz Festival in Cuba and Sancy Snow Jazz in France.

The band plays tunes from their four studio albums and draws on Dan's huge big band repertoire from the 1930's to the present day.

The bands sets are always changing, expect to hear examples of swing, latin, boogaloo, funk and a bunch of juicy treats they'd be hard pressed to categorise.



With regular guests featuring in his band you never truly know what you're going to get.

Susannah Place and The Rocks Private Walking Tour
Date Wed 20th Mar 2019 to Tue 31st Mar 2020
Join one of their knowledgeable expert guides on a tour of The Rocks, like no other. Discover with them the life, stories and history of Sydney’s earliest neighbourhoods – The Rocks and Millers Point.

In this intimate experience you will explore the lives and real stories of the occupants of Susannah Place. Sit in their kitchens and parlours by candle light as they delve into the many layers of history in this 1844 row of houses.

This bespoke tour also offers an exclusive opportunity to experience the Parbury Ruins archaeological site, unexpectedly discovered during a modern development and not open to the general public. As you descend below street level the extensive remains of an 1820s ex-convict’s cottage is revealed.

Your tour includes light refreshments and the opportunity to handle artefacts from Sydney’s earliest days.
Harmony Day – Explorers Playgroup
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
Harmony Day is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background. Join the Explorers Playgroup for this very important celebration of today’s Australia. Wear your traditional cultural dress and bring a plate of your food for all to share.
Mountainfilm on Tour: Sydney East (Premiere)
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
Mountainfilm on Tour is back! The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours - heart. Join them for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit with a special MC all the way from Colorado!

Mountainfilm is one of the world's best mountain film festivals, featured in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker magazine. The festival has been held in May each year since 1979, with the best films then touring more than 150 locations around the world.

Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews. This year's films feature an awesome mix of short films featuring the likes of climber Alex Honnold, ultra runner Kilian Jornet as well as mountaineering, mountain biking, expedition travel, fly fishing, cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer.

Please note: All ticketing is General Admission with no allocated seating with no refunds available.
Garden Design Series
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019 to Thu 13th Jun 2019
Their four inspiring garden experts will share their knowledge, ideas and experience, covering a broad range of topics, including a fascinating look at what goes on behind the scenes when preparing exhibits for some of the world’s premier garden shows, and a thought-provoking exploration of the vital role of gardens, not just in their lives but also across the international landscape.

21 March
Mark Hovane will discuss Japanese culture and garden history, where his lecture will elucidate the depth and allure of Japanese gardens as invitations of stillness and tranquillity.

11 April
Andrew Laidlaw who is the landscape architect at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria’s Melbourne Gardens and leading designer for Global Gardens of Peace, will draw upon his breadth of experience in his talk.

9 May
Jim Fogarty will discuss his award-winning designs at Australian and International Garden Shows, giving his behind-the-scenes insights into the work required to win 16 gold medals.

13 June
Hugh Main, garden designer and co-founder of Spirit Level, will share his vision to create, build and care for gardens that are in-touch with their natural settings.

Each evening includes drinks and canapes upon arrival. Purchase your tickets individually or as a series to save.
Holi – Festival of Colours
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
In large parts of India, the festival of Holi is celebrated with colour, dancing, water balloons, parties and sweets.

They probably won't have water balloons at Zaaffran, but they will have plenty of colour and sweets to celebrate the festival of love, one of the most important festivals in India. Come in and join them for one of their favourite festivals of the year!

Suzanne Burdon – Mary Shelley, Scientist and Her Creation
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
Mary Shelley, arguably one of the literary world’s greatest enigmas. A teenage rebel, a grieving mother, a determined author, and a long-suffering lover of a poet well ahead of his time, she was a also woman driven by her interest in science and the moral dilemmas it presents.

As a feisty 18 year old, Shelley, who had read every important scientific treatise of the time, created Frankenstein and his monster in a moral tale that still highlights the exact scientific ethical dilemmas people face today (for example, the cloning of real human babies).

Author Suzanne Burdon joins us to discuss Shelley’s inspiration for Frankenstein and the genesis of her Gothic tale, influenced by both the Romantics and the dramatic advances in science during the early 19th century.
Iluka – Closer to You Launch
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
Fresh from winning triple J Unearthed’s comp to support The Rubens on their recent national tour, Sydney singer songwriter Iluka returns with Closer To You, the brand new single featuring a compelling new twist to her sound.

Produced by The Preatures’ Jack Moffit and reinforced by her amazing band, Closer To You which is released on March 15, suggests an edgier path to be explored by the talented young artist. While all the hallmarks of her classic pop style and unmistakable voice remain, this new single suggests Iluka’s song craft has matured and reflects her immersion into a world of innovative sounds, new experiences and fresh ideas.


See Eventfinda for more information.
Corona SunSets Presents The Jezabels Cronulla
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
Corona SunSets Presents Tour is back, bringing you endless summer vibes with indie rock legends The Jezabels. They are touring Australia with a series of 20 free gigs across five states this March and April. With genre-bending sounds and icy cold coronas as the sun sets, there's no better way to extend your Summer.
Grain Bar Takeover
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
Grain Bar is hosting Sai Hamsala, Asia Pacific Diplomatico Ambassador as part of their Two Months of Rum celebrations.

Join them as Sai Hamsala gets behind the bar and creates a special line-up of cocktails featuring Diplomatico Rum.

Solely created for this event, these cocktails are not to be missed and are for one night only!
Sai Hamsala
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
Grain Bar is hosting Sai Hamsala, Asia Pacific Diplomatico Ambassador as part of their two months of rum celebrations. Join them as Sai Hamsala gets behind the bar and creates a special line-up of cocktails featuring Diplomatico Rum. Solely created for this event, these cocktails are not to be missed and are for one night only!
Hendricks Gin – Cucumber Exchange Launch
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Are you a cucumber connoisseur? Do you revel in the peculiar? If so, curious companions of the cucumber unite! Hendrick’s Gin is transforming the concept of the humble green and offering Sydneysiders the ultimate reason to raise their glass.

Hendrick’s Gin is launching a dedicated gin exchange platform, Cucumber Currency.

Curious consumers can collect a cucumber from an exchange booth situated in Darling Harbour and swap the legendary vegetable for Cucumber Currency to receive a free Hendricks gin and tonic at any participating venue.

The fanciful fun doesn’t end there! Purveyors of the peculiar can enjoy their free G and T at the House of Hendricks, a playground for experimentation, invention and curiosity. Situated at the Sofitel Hotel, Darling Harbour, the hub and heart of the Cucumber Currency exchange, the House of Hendricks will offer Sydneysiders the opportunity to escape the conventional and embrace the delectable.

See Eventfinda for more information.

Lego Certified Store Grand Opening Day
Date Thu 21st Mar 2019
Alceon Group and The Lego Group will open the doors of Sydney’s first Lego Certified Store, located in Westfield Bondi Junction. The new Sydney Lego Certified Store is set to become part of a global set of inspiring Lego retail experiences—with other iconic stores operating worldwide from London to New York and Shanghai.

Sydney’s First Certified Lego Store Grand Opening Day: Complimentary balloons, magician, exclusive GWP (Gift With Purchase) and more!
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour - West Side Story
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
West Side Story takes the iconic floating stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. Encounter the wildness of youth and ecstasy of love as this modern day Romeo and Juliet unfolds under the starlit city skyline.

Featuring classic Broadway hits including ‘Somewhere,’ ‘Maria,’ ‘Something’s Coming’ and ‘Tonight,’ this all-singing, all-dancing cast takes on Leonard Bernstein’s brilliant score and Jerome Robbins’ original electrifying choreography.

Arrive early to enjoy the sun setting over Sydney Harbour as you raise a glass and drink in the view at one of the five pop-up bars and restaurants on site.
International Festival of Speed
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Barry Sheene Festival of Speed, held at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek is the largest Motorcycle Road Racing event in NSW. It features racing bikes from 1940-1995 as well as sidecars. This year will feature "GP Legends" on tour with no fewer eight former Moto GP riders with a combined total of 11 World Championships.

    The three day, 54 event race program, will see Kevin Schwantz, Freddie Spencer, Kork Ballington, Graeme Crosby, Steve Parrish, Kevin McGee and Chris Vermueulen out on the track on the original GP Bikes that made them famous. This will be your only chance to see these riders and machines together in Australia, as most of the Bikes are being shipped out from the UK and Europe for the event.

    Also on show will be Trade Stands, Motorcycle Club displays, Show and Shine and Spectator Parade Laps during the lunch break on Sunday.
Gang Of Four
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019
Post-punk funk politicos Gang of Four play entertainment in full plus a stack of other hits! One of the most influential and groundbreaking bands to rise from the British punk scene in the late 70's, Gang of Four finally return this March!

Join Gang of Four as they Celebrate the album that kick started it all and changed the musical landscape, Entertainment!
Jazz at the Pav: Red Hands
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019
A series of concerts at Bondi Pavillion co-presented by SIMA and Waverley Council.

Drawn together via a shared love of some of the same records, the band take their cues from the likes of Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, George Benson and Ernest Ranglin.

High energy, exciting performance that showcases the exceptional musicianship this band is known for – this is a rare chance to catch the Red Hands riding high once again.

Ray Beadle guitar/vocals , Karl Laskowski tenor saxophone , Zoe Hauptmann bass , Evan Mannell drums , Clayton Doley organ
Midnight Mood, Gold Blum Plus Special Guests
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019
The newest sensation in Blues, funk and hard rock! Hailing from NW Sydney, Midnight Mood have generated a decent following of diehards. In 2018, they killed it opening up the stage for the 2018 Halloween Big Day Inn and this time around they're headlining with supports of Gold Blum and another set by special guests yet to be announced. It's going to be a great night of original music and sweet covers so come on down and support live music!
Hindu New Year
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019
Happy Hindu New Year to all of their friends from all of them at Zaaffran! Come in and celebrate this fantastic time of the year with them.
Gospel Soul
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019
Join them for a an evening of Gospel Soul Music featuring Alfie Arcuri, Lane Sinclair and Joseph Gatehau.

The Gospel Soul Show is a non-for-profit show with all proceeds going to "Reach Out" and "Cure Brain Cancer Foundation" 50-50 Split.



All tickets and donations are fully tax deductable. Please feel free to donate to two great causes.

Let's make a difference.

Shakespeare by the River - Cymbeline
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
You don’t want to miss this one! Year after year the Acting Factory has produced quality productions of Shakespeare plays next to the Nepean River in Regatta Park.

This year, they return to present Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline'. Cymbeline is believed to be one of Shakespeare's final plays and is about deceit, pursuit and seduction. Also Known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare set in Ancient Britain (c. AD 10â€㥺) and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline.

Bring food, drinks and a blanket and enjoy the picturesque setting with a special Shakespeare performance.

The Acting Factory is an alliance of professional theatre practitioners who have trained or reside in the Western Sydney region.
Jesse Redwing
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019
M@SM is proud to introduce a young artist who is making his mark as a stylist in an almost lost genre championed by the early Rolling Stones repertoire. Having made two tours of the USA, and as support artist for guitar sensation Ana Popovic and the reunited Cold Chisel on their last national tour, Jesse is no slouch and a very smooth performer.
Sketching, Drawing, Watercolor and Painting Workshop in Revesby
Date Fri 22nd Mar 2019 to Fri 30th Aug 2019
Samantha is passionate and enthusiastic about teaching art to students of all ages.

Samantha teaches a range of practices such as sketching, drawing, charcoal, watercolour painting, oil painting, acrylic painting, painting on canvas, pastels, markers and many more.

Samantha has taught children of all ages as well as adults. She is also happy to accommodate students with special needs.

Class will be held in Revesby.
Longines Golden Slipper Day
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Be there to witness Sydney's pinnacle event of the 2019 Longines Golden Slipper Carnival, Longines Golden Slipper Day.

Cheer home a winner at Australia’s biggest day of Group One racing including five Group One's, headlined by the world’s richest race for two-year-olds, the AUD3.5 million Longines Golden Slipper.

Australian rock legend Jimmy Barnes will play a live concert after the last race!

Enhance your race day experience with hospitality packages available now!

Leave the car at home, as event tickets include travel to and from the races on Sydney trains, buses, ferries and light rail services. For more details visit the website.
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.
Brew your own custom tea blend
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sat 23rd May 2020
Love tea and want to explore it further?

Let Andy, a world champion tea brewer, take you through the history of tea brewing, followed by a fun lesson on how you can develop your palate and brew a tasteful and unique blend yourself.
Man of Constant Sorrow: A Tribute To The Music of "Oh Brother Where Art Thou?"
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Take a stroll across the bright heartland of American folk music with this joyous show that pays homage to the now legendary soundtrack from the Coen Brothers’ hit film. Line-up includes The Morrisons, All Our Exes Live In Texas, Tommy Dean, Luke Escombe and Brian Campeau.

After selling out three years running and featuring at the 2016 Spectrum Now and Vivid festivals, this spectacular show will scale new heights in the dramatic setting of City Recital Hall.

Hosted by The Morrisons (nominated for bluegrass recording of the year at 2018 Golden Guitars) the show features performances from Aria award winners All Our Exes Live In Texas, comedian and ABC stalwart Tommy Dean, musical raconteur Luke Escombe and Canadian singer songwriter Brian Campeau. With such a stella cast of artists playing such joyous music this is a show not be missed.

"Constantly mixing things up with new collaborations…music of the highest quality…this crew of musicians were having a wonderful time playing such glorious tunes…with flashes of humour and a wonderful passion for the music, this gig was by far one of the best I have attended this year." - Au Review
Beginners Jewellery Ring Making Class
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
A fun beginners jewellery class in the fabulous Sydney CBD Gaffa jewellery workshop upstairs from Ihnen Atelier Jewellery. Spend the day making your very own sterling silver ring band using stamping and metal texturing techniques.

The workshop is designed with a limit of six students per class to make sure each student is given one on one tuition when needed. The class is taught by Melanie Ihnen who has over 12 years experience teaching private and group jewellery classes.

All participants are required to have their hair tied back and to wear protective covered shoes.
Alliance Française French Film Festival – An Impossible Love
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
When Rachel falls pregnant, she is cast aside and forced to raise a child alone with only modest resources. Yet she is determined that Philippe should recognise their daughter, which leads to a legacy of compromised feelings and expectations that will prove ultimately detrimental to her bond with her daughter.

An Impossible Love emphasises the strength and resilience of one woman, both politically and socially.



See Eventfinda for more information.

Alliance Française French Film Festival – At War
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
At War starts with its clarion call already sounded, Laurent Amédéo is the voice of a 1,100-strong workforce facing a factory shutdown, despite heavy financial sacrifices on the part of employees and record profits for that year. They decide to fight this brutal decision, ready to do anything to save their jobs.

Presenting a "vérité" enhanced by news and protest reportage, Brizé displays elements of his Belgian contemporaries, the Dardennes brothers, and Britain’s champion of the working class, Ken Loach, in both the style and structure of At War. The result is a spirited rally against injustice, given even more grunt by the sheer energy and conviction of Vincent Lindon who delivers depth to a well-rounded character that far exceeds mere brawn and bluster.
Autumn Yarn Fete
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
The annual Autumn Yarn Fete, presented by the NSW Machine Knitters Association, comes to Epping Creative Centre.

This one-day extravaganza will be held from 10am to 2pm and promises to be a fabulous day out for yarn enthusiasts.

Entry is free and all are welcome.

Enjoy a fun-filled day of colour and unique fibres! Source beautiful Australian wool, alpaca, silk, hand dyed, hand spun and even fibres sourced and named from the individual alpaca.
There will be many traders on site, from indie producers and other suppliers from around NSW and beyond.

Traders specialising in knitting machines, parts, manuals, patterns and tools will also be on hand.

Spongebar restorations will be available on the day as well.

If you are looking for some inspiration, make sure to visit the group exhibition by the NSW Machine Knitters Association and a display by UTS fashion and textile design students. There will also be knitting demonstrations on the day, a lucky door prize and raffle.

Autumn Yarn Fete is a must visit for all those who love to get crafty!

Andy Penkow – Sad Love Songs Tour With Jez Durant
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Andy Penkow – Sad Love Songs Tour With Jez Durant includes original songs from the debut album and some beautifully written cover songs that you will hum along to.



Sad Love Songs was launch at Blue fig in Newtown in December of last year.

They have just performed at the 2019 Tamworth country music festival. The first single Drowning in the Whiskey debuted at number 17 on the Oz Country Down Under charts and has spent seven weeks in the charts.

Suzanne Archer: Song of the Cicada
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
In 2019 Campbelltown Arts Centre will present Suzanne Archer’s 50 year retrospective exhibition titled, Suzanne Archer: Song of the Cicada.

The exhibition will explore three major themes which recur in Archer’s practice – death and skeletons, travel and landscapes – and will trace Archer’s artistic success and personal tales.

Linking these three major themes is Archer’s recurring fascination with text, pointing toward the diversity of mediums in Archer’s practice that span painting, sculpture, works on paper and sound. The exhibition will also feature new work commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre proclaiming that for Archer, there is still a lot more to come.

Over five decades Suzanne Archer has established herself as a painter, sculptor and installation artist. Archer has strong ties to Campbelltown, living and working in the bush suburb Wedderburn for over 30 years where a number of resident artists play a significant role in contributing to the artistic and cultural fabric of the region.

Archer has maintained an impressive career that cements her position within abstraction and expressionism, a position defined by the objects and thematics she presents in her work.

Friends Annual and Focus Exhibition at C-A-C
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Campbelltown Arts Centre presents the Friends Annual and Focus exhibitions, an eclectic display of artworks by the Friends of Campbelltown Arts Centre. The Friends Annual exhibition is a chance to see some of the best art the region has to offer, boasting a range of styles and mediums throughout.

The Focus exhibition highlights the work of a talented artist or collective from the Macarthur region, providing a cohesive insight into their practice. The successful Focus artist in 2019 is Machiko Motoi.
Mardi Rémond: Being
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
'Being' is a series of environmental portraits documenting a diverse group of men and women who choose to live and work in rural North-West NSW. This is a region of unreliable rainfall and extreme temperatures. Medical services are limited and recreational opportunities scarce. However, this seemingly remote and uninviting place hints at a sense of both freedom and connectedness that people find alluring.

Rémond lives and works in Walgett in far North-West NSW, where family, agriculture and community largely fulfill her sense of being. Mardi Rémondis the winner of the 2018 Outback Archies, an initiative of Outback Arts, Coonamble, NSW. Campbelltown and Coonamble share a sister-city relationship.
Munich Strong Bier Festival
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Mar 2019
Munich Brauhaus is doing an old-fashioned Tap Takeover and throwing limited edition strong German biers on the taps for your pleasure.

Here’s the stellar line up of strong biers:

Imperial Pilsner – Strong Pilsner
Red Bock – Bock Beer
Red Ipa – Amber
Hacker Pschorr Oktoberfest Marzen
Hofbrau Oktoberfest

With their live oompah band and activities that will be running all weekend, you will experience the beloved Strong Bier Fest just like they do in Germany.

Book your crew in now!
Guide Dog Puppies
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Clear your schedule, you won’t want to be anywhere else for National Puppy Day. The Marly is once again teaming up with Guide Dogs NSW/ACT to bring some Guide Dog Puppies out for a day of fundraising and cuddles.

From 12pm to 4pm, the pups will be out in the Beer Garden waiting for you to come and say gidday. Bringing your own four-legged friends is also strongly encouraged!

See Eventfinda for more information.
Bush Explorers: Walks and Workshops
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Bush Explorers is a new program run by the Campbelltown City Council Bushcare team. Through fun and interactive bushwalks and workshops, participants can discover the history, geology and wildlife of the Campbelltown bushland.

Expect to get batty with bats, look and listen for bush-birds and honey-eaters, spotlight possums and koalas in the night, learn about bird migration or search for bush-tucker plants that were traditionally utilised by the Dharawal people of the region.

Bushwalks and workshops are free and take place at various locations in Campbelltown on selected weekends. Visit the website for a full list of all events on the Bush Explorer program.
Suzy and The Snakepit
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Suzy And The Snakepit pay tribute to the Motown tunes that everywhere, around the world, get people dancing in the street.

In the 1960s in Detroit, Motown found the perfect formula for pop: catchy, clever songwriting, great singers, and deeply danceable grooves. The musicians that Berry Gordy assembled in Motown’s studio, the Snakepit, also had an enormous influence on rock and roll, Motown tunes have been covered by everyone from The Rolling Stones to The Jam to Motorhead.
Self-Care: Creating Gentle Facial Products
Date Sat 23rd Mar 2019
Learn to make natural facial products that are kind to you and the environment. Being more mindful about the products you use on your skin reduces your body’s exposure to harmful toxins (and ensures your impact on the environment is reduced too).

Making your own natural personal care products means you can be 100 percent sure about what you are using on your body—and they are really easy to make at home for a fraction of the price you see them in the shops.

See Eventfinda for more information.
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.
My Kids Market Lane Cove
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
My Kids Market NSW is the premier market to buy, sell and recycle quality preloved babies and kids items. Stallholders sell their families gently used baby and kid’s goods and earn some extra cash and shoppers will enjoy huge savings when buying quality preloved items. Just about everything for boys and girls can be bought and sold at My Kids Market NSW including baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, rockers and other nursery items.

The Market caters to all baby and kids needs from pregnancy and newborns to approximately seven years of age. 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.

The Market is held indoors and is a great day out for the whole family with free kid’s activities being held all morning! Cash only, no ATM on site.

Local stallholders wanted, visit website to book a stall or for more details. Business stalls for are available too for those wishing to showcase their unique brand to their perfect target market!
La Belle Déjeuner , The Beautiful Lunch
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Indulge in a taste of France with a long lunch at the Boilerhouse Restaurant. Q Station has partnered with Will de Beaurepaire of De Beaurepaire Wines to bring you a French-inspired five course degustation with matching wines.

De Beaurepaire Wines were announced the Winestate Magazine’s Australian Wine of the Year in 2018. Limited places are available for La Belle Dejeuner , The Beautiful Lunch. Bookings are essential. This event is for people aged 18+.
Learn from the Expert - Bird Photography
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
The workshop will cover the many and various aspects of improving your nature photos, as well as hands-on application in the Gardens. You will learn to use your camera in the easiest possible way.

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

Bookings essential online. Limited places available.
A Romantic Rendezvous
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
The Australian Romance Readers Association is hosting a multi-city, multi-author Romantic Rendezvous series. Each event will be a full-day signing, featuring special guests Celeste Bradley and Keri Arthur, plus more than 30 local romance authors. There will also be special activities for ARRA members at each event.

Please note that Sherrilyn Kenyon is no longer able to attend this event.
Macarthur Kids Market
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Come along and grab a bargain! There will be lots of pre-loved and good quality clothing, shoes, toys, books, dolls, pretend play items, prams, highchairs and much more for babies and kids.
Celebrations – Clara Schumann and Fanny Mendelssohn
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Celebrating Two 19th Century Women.

A trio of passionate and dedicated musicians performs a concert of Romantic chamber music.

Celebrations commemorates two inspiring women of the 19th Century, the 200th birthday of brilliant composer and pianist, Clara Schumann and the creative talent of her friend, Fanny Mendelssohn.

See Eventfinda for more information.

Andy Penkow With Jez Druant Darlinghurst
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Playing five songs from my debut album Sad Love Songs, Open Mic Night.

Sad Love Songs was launched at Blue fig in Newtown in December of last year. They have just performed at the 2019 Tamworth country music festival. Come along for a great evening of music.

NRL Round Two: Wests Tigers vs Warriors
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
It's going to be a Sunday Funday when the NRL Round Two clash comes to Campbelltown!

The Wests Tigers are going head-to-head with the New Zealand Warriors for their first game at Campbelltown Sports Stadium in 2019.

Finish off your weekend with a triple header of football and family friendly activities.
Bush Explorers: Bird-watching for Beginners Workshop
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Join the Bushcare team for a morning workshop to introduce you to the secrets of bird-watching at lovely Scattergood Reserve in St Helens Park, Campbelltown.

Learn about the tools of the trade and get the key tips to the art of bird-watching. There will be a gentle bush-walk to put your new found skills into practice and to help you start to understand and appreciate the wonderful world of birds!

Walking grade: Grade Three: Easy-Moderate.



Participants are advised to please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and warm clothing and bring a bottle of water, and if you have them, camera and binoculars to help you get the best out of your wildlife spotting

Note: If you book tickets and cannot make it, please contact them so they can make your spot available for other participants.

If the event is fully booked out please contact them and they can place you on their waiting list.

Sabores Spanish Festival
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Celebrate Spanish Flavours!

After last year’s success, The Spanish-Australian Chamber of Commerce (La Camara), is proud to present again this vibrant and family friendly event, and it’s free!

Organised in an unique and colourful venue in the heart of Surry Hills, the festival will gather together some of the best Spanish products available in the Australian market. Come along for an enjoyable lunch from a range of the leading Spanish food suppliers in Sydney!

Sunday, 24 March 2019, 10am - 5pm, Surry Hills

Free entry based on registration and display of wristbands

Family friendly event

RSVP by Thursday, 14 March 2019
Lysicrates Prize
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Come along to the fifth annual Lysicrates Prize—a playwriting competition showcasing some of Australia’s most exciting playwriting talent.

Playwrights submit the first act of a new play for the prize, to be assessed by a team of professional readers.

The three finalists receive a week’s rehearsal with a professional director and cast, before a staged reading is held in front of a live audience at Sydney Opera House.

The audience will decide on the winning playwright who will receive a full commission of AUD15,000 to finish their play.

This year’s finalists are:

Jane Bodie 'Tell Me You Love Me'
Julian Larnach 'Leviathan'
Katy Warner 'Appropriate'

Join them at Sydney Opera House and have your say in the future of Australian playwriting! This event is free, but registration is essential via Sydney Opera House.

The Lysicrates Prize is a philanthropic initiative presented by The Lysicrates Foundation and produced by Griffin Theatre Company. Presented in association with The Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. Read more about The Lysicrates Prize.
Steam Train Sunday
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019 to Sun 24th Nov 2019
Take a 45-minute steam train ride from historic Thirlmere Station to Buxton and return along the Thirlmere Heritage Railway. Enjoy plenty of time to reminisce, share your experience and take a few photos.

Nearly every Sunday until the end of November (excluding special event days).
Autumn Harvest Festival
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Meet some of Greater Sydney’s finest artisan producers and be inspired by the food history of Rouse Hill House and Farm as you taste, savour, browse, and shop from a handpicked selection of products, including jams and relishes, teas, cured meats, artisan bread, cheeses and more.

Discover the story behind your food, and listen to a range of fascinating talks and live food demonstrations. Explore the property and hear the stories that reveal the life of the estate over 160 years. Take a peek inside the historic house on their free family-friendly tours. Or simply bring a picnic rug and enjoy the picturesque setting with a delicious spread from their ready-to-eat food vendors.
Judy Bailey's Jazz Connection
Date Sun 24th Mar 2019
Doors and restaurant including Sunday Roast - 5pm.

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.

Under 18's welcome with a responsible adult!
Aon Sydney International Rowing Regatta
Date Mon 25th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
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. This year will also feature special celebrations for the Centenary of the King's Cup including an exhibition display, military presence and flyover.

For more information please visit the SIRR website.
Matt Macarthur – Diving Among the Penguins
Date Mon 25th Mar 2019
Join marine biologist Matthew McArthur as he talks about his experiences diving in Antarctica at the world’s southernmost dive near Scott Base, Ross Island.

Swimming under three metres of ice is fine for penguins, fish and Weddell seals. Humans, though? It’s not their natural environment, even equipped with all the mod cons a cold water dive team could wish for.

But beneath the sea-ice in the still, cold water that lacks light for much of the year is an abundance and diversity of colourful life: jellyfish, plankton, sea urchins, sea spiders, isopods, octopus, seastars and more.

Matt will take in the history of human activity on Ross Island and its key role in many of the most exciting and most disastrous chapters of human endeavour in the Antarctic, the challenges of diving in -two degrees celcius water, and what can be seen in the sea beneath the sea-ice.

The event will be at the Mitchell Theatre.
Sydney Dance Company: Bonachela / Nankivell / Lane
Date Tue 26th Mar 2019 to Sat 13th Apr 2019
Sydney Dance Company’s 50th Anniversary bursts into life with a formidable triple bill from Rafael Bonachela, Gabrielle Nankivell and Melanie Lane, each having carved their own unique style, pushing at the possibilities of movement.

In a season premiering in Sydney before touring nationally, audiences will see three thrilling works share the one stage for the first time.

In the world premiere of ‘Cinco’, Rafael Bonachela melds five virtuosic dancers, the award-winning lighting of Damien Cooper and the imagination and skill of fashion designer Bianca Spender with celebrated Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera’s achingly magnificent String Quartet #2.

Gabrielle Nankivell’s ‘Neon Aether’, also a premiere, transports both dancer and viewer to a vivid yet ethereal world beyond the clouds. While Melanie Lane’s 2017 ‘New Breed’ smash-hit ‘WOOF’, mashes classical, romantic and pop, driven by a dramatic musical score by acclaimed British electronic artist Clark.

Sydney Dance Company invites you to help celebrate its 50th year through these three extraordinary works that will take you on one unforgettable journey.

“★★★★ Well worth seeing… Extraordinary… powerful… memorable” – Sydney Morning Herald (WOOF in 2017)
Phil Barker – The Revolution of Man
Date Tue 26th Mar 2019
Join Phil Barker as he unpacks the myth of the ‘Man Box’ and Australian masculinity.

As a journalist, Phil has spent years investigating the modern epidemics of suicide, domestic violence, pornography and misogyny, but also the essential bonds of male friendship, fatherhood and men’s relationships with women. During this time, he found himself seeing what it is to ‘be a man’ in a completely new light; men are forced into a performance of masculinity that is suffocating, limiting and damaging.

In The Revolution of Man, Phil invites you to rethink what it means to be a man and urges men to reconnect with their emotions so they, and the people they love, can start leading happier, healthier and more meaningful lives.

The event will be at the Mitchell Theatre.
Saturday Night Fever
Date Wed 27th Mar 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Exclusive to Sydney from 2019!

Saturday Night Fever returns in a blazing new stage version that propels the cult classic to phenomenal new heights.

Based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta, this is the story of Tony Manero and his quest to break free from conformity and become king of the club.

Packed with disco classics including the Bee Gees’ hits Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than A Woman, this is Saturday Night Fever revitalised for a new generation with explosive energy and sensational choreography. The disco fever is contagious – don’t miss it!
Barry Douglas performs Brahms
Date Wed 27th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
Called to action by a soaring horn melody, the piano is hero in Brahms’s noble second piano concerto. This concerto is virtually a symphony with piano.

Composer Johannes Brahms had a gift for creating moments of tranquil intimacy within his most expansive works, and Irish pianist Barry Douglas has been exploring the complete solo piano music of Brahms in a series of acclaimed benchmark recordings: ‘this is indeed Brahms playing of the utmost integrity and authority’ (International Record Review).

The remarkable unbroken arc of Sibelius’s Seventh Symphony accelerates across an enigmatic landscape of emotion. Coiled tight within it is all the drama and variety of much bigger works – serene, violent and passionate. It is Sibelius’ final word: a ‘profession of faith’.

Aeolian Caprices by Australian composer Richard Mills is an orchestral firework of glittering colour.
Penelope Pettigrew
Date Wed 27th Mar 2019
Sydney born and raised singer-songwriter Penelope Pettigrew is an artist unlike any other. Her twist on soul music, emotive lyrics and what she calls 'distressed pop' is captivating, alluring and refreshing. 
 
Penelope's unique voice, coupled with an undeniably powerful ability to deliver the heart and soul of a song, has made her one of Australia's leading vocalists. She now adds her much awaited original songwriting to the mix and is finally making a home for herself through her own music.

Returning to The Newsagency stage after her sellout show in November, Penelope is ready to bring you more new tracks. Joined by a stellar line up of some of Sydney's finest musicians, this is a show you can't afford to miss.
Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience – A Parody
Date Wed 27th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
Playing to sold-out houses all over the world, Potted Potter condenses all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 80 hilarious minutes. This fantastically funny show features all your favourite characters, a special appearance from the fire-breathing dragon, endless costumes, brilliant songs, ridiculous props and a generous helping of Hogwart’s magic!

Created by double Olivier Award Best Entertainment nominees Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, the show is a must-see for Potter addicts and a great introduction to the series for anyone who’s ever wondered what all the fuss is about. Even if you don’t know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, Potted Potter will make you roar with laughter.

This brilliant family entertainment is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).
Dobell Drawing Prize #21
Date Wed 27th Mar 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
Dobell Drawing Prize #21 is a new biennial prize and exhibition presented by the National Art School in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation. The exhibition presents the artwork by 57 finalists including:

Badra Aji, Tony Albert, Leonie Andrews, Suzanne Archer, Martin Bell, M. Bozzec, Michelle Caithness, Kristone Capistrano, Tom Carment, Tanya Chaitow, Ari Chand, Joshua Charadia, Matthew Clarke, Penny Coss, Maryanne Coutts, Fiona Currey-Billyard, Dagmar Cyrulla, Madeleine Joy Dawes, Amy Dynan, Helen Eager, Yvonne East, Stephanie Eather, David Fairbairn, George Gittoes, Richard Goodwin, Kendal Heyes, Mark Hislop, Daniel Hollier, Pollyxenia Joannou, Alan Jones, Locust Jones, Alex Karaconji, Sonia Kurarra, Hyun Hee Lee, Brooke Leigh, Ruark Lewis, Tanya Linney, Lily Mae Martin, Jonathan McBurnie, Noel McKenna, Peta Minnici, Damian Moss, Wendy Murray), Angus Nivison, Chris O'Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa), Catherine O'Donnell, Toshiko Oiyama, Jenny Orchard, Becc Ország, Kerrie Poliness, Monica Rohan, Wendy Sharpe, Peter Solness, Kim Spooner, Luke Thurgate, Justine Varga, Mirra Whale.

The 2019 Festival of Drawing will engage with and investigate the shape of drawing in Australia in 2019. It includes exhibitions, talks, symposium, workshops, classes and special events. See the website for full details.
Hello, Beautiful!
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
Hello, Beautiful! By Hannie Rayson is a funny, big-hearted show performed by one of Australia’s most loved playwrights, Hannie Rayson.

Based on her best-selling memoir, this one-woman show is sublime comic storytelling – true stories from an adventurous life, spiced with wit, tenderness, social observation and intimacy. From her childhood in East Brighton to the treacheries of Hollywood, Hannie’s life and writing has always been driven by her deep curiosity about contemporary Australian life: how people live and what matters to them.

Hannie has been awarded two Australian Writers’ Guild Awards, four Helpmann Awards, two NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award as well as the Age Performing Arts Award and The Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award. She made playwriting history when Life After George was the first play to be nominated for the Miles Franklin Award.
A Little Lunch Music: Taryn Fiebig
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019
Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists.

Helpmann Award-winning soprano Taryn Fiebig is one of Australia’s most popular and versatile artists. For this concert she will be accompanied by pianist Scott Davie in a program of English-language songs that bring added intimacy to this City Recital Hall performance. She begins with ‘Nine Lives’, a collection of songs by Australian composer, Roger Smalley, featuring poetry selected over many years about one of his great loves: cats. A brace of songs by England’s most renowned 20th century composers, Benjamin Britten, will include his famous ‘The Salley Gardens’. The recital ends with a cycle by America’s leading song writer, Samuel Barber, the poetry of ‘Hermit Songs’ reaching back as far as the 9th century, and recounting the joys and sorrows of solitude.

Feel free to bring your lunch into the auditorium. Their Lobby Bar is stocked with a range of light meal options or you can bring your own.
Corona SunSets Presents The Jezabels Manly
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019
Corona SunSets Presents Tour is back, bringing you endless summer vibes with indie rock legends The Jezabels. They are touring Australia with a series of 20 free gigs across five states this March and April. With genre-bending sounds and icy cold coronas as the sun sets, there's no better way to extend your Summer.
Rai Thistlethwayte – The Art of Groove
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019
An intimate solo performance from one of Australia’s foremost multi-instrumentalist songwriters.

Rai is a one of Australia’s most respected musical talents: a highly accomplished pianist, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. As a songwriter, he has been nominated for APRA Song of The Year. His band Thirsty Merc has sold over 250,000 albums and has been nominated for five Ariaawards. Rai’s composition ‘In The Summertime’ has been the theme song to internationally acclaimed Australian television show Bondi Rescue for 11 consecutive seasons.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party Bayview
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019
Leading local retirement community Aveo Bayview Gardens will transport back in time as it hosts its annual Aveo Rocks event, inviting locals to dust off their blue suede shoes and frock up for an afternoon of rockin’ and rollin’.

At this free event hosted at Aveo Bayview Gardens, locals are encouraged to reminisce on good times past, don their best rockabilly outfit and shake it to their favourite 50s and 60s hits performed live. Attendees will enjoy delicious food and refreshments, whilst also in the running for a lucky door prize with best dressed and best dancer awarded on the day.

The Aveo Rocks national event series will be held at 26 communities across Australia this March and April with Bayview locals able to immerse themselves in the sought-after event, meet residents and staff and tour the vibrant community.
In Full Colour and Take Me Back at Sydney Road Gallery
Date Thu 28th Mar 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Sydney Road Gallery presents two new exhibitions – A solo show ‘In Full Colour’ by Monique Tyacke and a group show titled ‘Take Me Back’.

‘In Full Colour’ showcases a collection of paintings that portray the human form in the natural landscape, capturing beautiful scenes in and around Sydney’s beaches.

The group show ‘Take Me Back’ explores passing moments and memories in a nostalgic reflection of the past.
#Feminist: Roxane Gay and Christina Hoff Sommers
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
What do you get when you bring together the self-proclaimed ‘bad feminist’ and ‘factual feminist’? Two intellectual heavyweights, from two very different ends of the spectrum, igniting conversation about one very severe topic.

This is not a feat, this is a sobering response to the differences within a social movement. Whilst feminism has made enormous strides towards the equality and empowerment of women, like any revolution, it is going through a rite of passage wherein strands of “feminism” and their identifiers are diverging more than they are converging.

This is 42 brings together a meeting of the minds between the ‘Bad Feminist’ Roxane Gay (professor, cultural critic, author/novelist, blogger) and the controversial ‘Factual Feminist’ Christina Hoff Sommers (professor, philosopher, author, vlogger) as they navigate the trials and tribulations of 21st century feminism in #Feminist, coming to Sydney in March 2019.

Together, Gay and Sommers will discuss intersectionality, gender roles and the division of domestic labour, the gender pay gap, violence against women, #MeToo, feminist representation in media and popular culture, political correctness.
Red Whisky
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
They love Oz Rock and are searching for that sound. They are massively influenced by the guys who came before them who opened up the road.

They love to gig, and have both their own songs and a show that covers all other sorts of music. Bringing damn good rock n roll to you.
Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Penrith
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.

Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
An Evening with John Mayer
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
John Mayer will be hitting Australian roads in March next year.

The seven-time Grammy Award winner is famous for numerous massive hits, such as this year’s 'New Light,' 'Gravity,' 'Love on the Weekend,' 'Heartbreak Warfare,' 'Daughters,' 'Waiting on the World to Change,' 'Your Body Is a Wonderland,' and many more. These "An Evening with John Mayer" concerts will feature songs spanning Mayer’s entire recording career and mark his first tour down
under since 2014. There will be no opening act.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Linda Ronstadt Songbook
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
Bloom sings The Linda Ronstadt Songbook. Celebrating 40 years since her Australian Tour. Touring Australia and New Zealand 2019.

Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979 at the time when her “Living In the USA” album was riding high, Linda charmed audiences for the first time at Perth’s Subiaco Oval before selling out around the country including the iconic MCG. Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally.

She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award. She charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles and has collaborated with artists in diverse genres including Bette Midler, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash.

In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians.
Battle of the Brains Trivia Night
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
Flex your brain at The Pyjama Foundation's Trivia Night! Bring along a team or join one on the night.

Battle of The Brains Trivia Night is all about coming together with your friends, family and colleagues to go head to head with other teams to see which team is the smartest – taking out the title of ‘Trivia Champion 2019’! It’s also about raising much-needed funds for children in foster care who deserve a brighter start in life.

Participants are encouraged to bring their 'A' game while battling against other teams in up to eight seriously fun rounds - with trivia questions drawn from general knowledge, fun facts, music, movies and sports.

There will also be additional games and prizes to be won!
Oxford Maqam in Sydney
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
Pioneering UK musicians Oxford Maqam bring their creativity and originality to Sydney for one night only.

Described as “revolutionary” by Songlines Magazine for their 2016 album ‘The Wax Cylinder Recordings’, the group has been praised for their rich spiritual imagery and powerful atmospheric vocals.

Innovators of classical Arabic music, their highly original process brings heritage works into the modern era.

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy an immersive music experience, rich in culture and steeped in Arab heritage.
Botanica Exhibition: Opening Night
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
You are invited to the official opening of the Royal Botanic Garden's much loved art exhibition Botanica.

Mingle with the artists, sip on a glass of Tyrell’s Wines, enjoy delicious canapés, and enjoy shopping for exquisite pieces before the general public at the much-anticipated preview of Botanica: Celebration, with keynote speaker John Siemon, Curator Manager at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.

In 2019 Botanica will commemorate its 20th Anniversary, where the theme ‘Celebration’ will be explored by artists. As humans, your lives are defined by the many milestones you achieve in respective cultures, where plants have always been central to those celebrations, in all civilisations, going back millennia. See this theme artistically represented in over 150 original artworks from some of the very best botanic and natural history artists. Be among the first to explore this exquisite botanical art exhibition.

Note: They encourage the sale of all the artwork, as proceeds go to the talented artists and to Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, the not-for-profit organisation that supports horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs within the Botanic Gardens.
Dark Matter
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019 to Sat 30th Mar 2019
As part of Sydney's March Dance Festival and Art Month, The Flying Nun by Brand X presents Dark Matter.

Between stars and galaxies is an unexplained matter that comprises most of the universe - Dark Matter. To performer Imogen Kelly, Dark Matter is also the space between dreams and hallucinations, between sleep and death. Dark Matter is an experimental work about being a human experiment exploring the hallucinations that Imogen experienced whilst undergoing treatment and surgery for familial breast cancer begging the question, what caused genetic changes.

Imogen Kelly is one of Australia's most acclaimed performance artists, globally renowned for her work in burlesque and circus. Imogen is Australia’s Queen of Burlesque and was also crowned World Queen of Burlesque in 2012, (Burlesque Hall of Fame, Las Vegas). Imogen Kelly is an acclaimed writer, director and producer.

The Flying Nun is a showcase of the outcomes from Performing Arts residencies with Brand X at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre. By its very nature, they celebrate the fringe, alternative and contemporary counter-culture. Come and be the first audience to witness new work by local Artists fresh out of the rehearsal room.
St Marys Dutch Festival
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019 to Sun 31st Mar 2019
Eat, drink, enjoy the entertainment!
Each year the Rembrandt Dutch Club, which is run and operated by volunteers, celebrate in true Dutch tradition over three days, the Dutch Festival.

Free Event. Eat drink and enjoy the entertainment in traditional Dutch style! Festivities will commence at 10am each morning.

The aim of the club is to keep the Dutch traditions going within the Australian community - to please the older generation, but at the same time teach the younger ones about the food, drink and party habits, and how much fun can be had. The Club serves serve delicious Dutch meals, such as Boerenkool, Hutspot and Pea soup as well as Croquettes and Bitterballen.

The Club has a Dutch Shop where you can purchase all your Dutch goodies, from Dutch liquorice to vegetables.
Live music at The Manly Fig in March
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
One of Sydney's best multi-genre contemporary music venues for 10 years has its next monthly show on Friday 29 March. It showcases three sensational musical acts of different genres making for a brilliant night out.

The first act is Lyn Bowtell - already a winner of seven Golden Guitar awards - whose music spans jazz, country and blues.
Following is the guitar legend Steve Edmonds with his red hot blues band. Steve has played with most of Oz's music royalty including Renee Geyer, Jimmy Barnes, Billy Thorpe, Doug Parkinson, Delta Goodrem, Shannon Noll, Wendy Mathews, Margaret Urlich and Human Nature.

The last act is the unique festival favourite Kallidad band. Try to imagine a fusion of flamenco and mariachi music with rock and metal played by masked maniacs inspiring you to dance your feet off.

The seating is pre-allocated, at tables, with either Bring Your Own food and drink or buy onsite. Crowd size usually exceeds 200 so expect a real buzz.

They are one of Sydney's last listening venues so you get to hear music at its best.

They still have a dance floor at the back thought for the more energetic acts.

Cone of Confusion – Single Launch Party
Date Fri 29th Mar 2019
Cone of Confusion is launching their first single on the last Friday of March...and to celebrate, they are having a gig. GangGreen Landscapes, The Polymba Trio and Lochie Earl will be joining them on the night! Psychelic, funk, prog rock and jazz will set the mood of the night.
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.
Stakes Day
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
The finale of the Longines Golden Slipper Carnival provides a day of entertainment for the whole family. Be trackside to enjoy free children's activities and on the track witness the Group One AUD1.5 million Kia Tancred Stakes and the Group One AUD500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes.

Come along to experience award winning hospitality, thrilling racing and celebrate the final day of the Longines Golden Slipper Carnival.

Enhance your race day experience with hospitality packages available now!
Earth Hour - Caring for Country
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Come and celebrate the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment, Earth Hour.

To celebrate Earth Hour, Campbelltown Counil have collaborated with Camden Council and the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan to host Caring for Country.

This free family event taking place at the Bowden Centre in the picturesque Australian Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan.

Experience Earth Hour with family, friends and fellow community members under a starry night’s sky and participate in traditional and contemporary activities and performances that celebrate your connection with the natural environment.

More details of the event will be available soon.
Garden Art Month at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Date Sat 30th Mar 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 in The Calyx.



    Join a guided sculpture walk, or immerse yourself in creative workshops and crafty activities for the kids.

    Be inspired by nature.

    Visit the website for the full program of free and ticketed events.

Absorbed In Bass – Old Skool Jungle 1992 to 1995
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Absorbed In Bass returns with a night of strictly old skool music. They spin it back to provide the finest oldskool jungle from 1992 to 1995. A true golden era of foundation sounds. Selectors controlling the wheels of steel...

Murda 1
Semper-Fi
Deviant
Victim
Munk
Alf
Ritual

For their friends and all Old skool headz.
Linda Ronstadt Songbook
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Bloom sings The Linda Ronstadt Songbook. Celebrating 40 years since her Australian Tour. Touring Australia and New Zealand 2019.

Linda Ronstadt is a name familiar with many and one that spans many genres. She is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. Celebrating 40 years since she first toured Australia in February 1979 at the time when her “Living In the USA” album was riding high, Linda charmed audiences for the first time at Perth’s Subiaco Oval before selling out around the country including the iconic MCG. Linda’s voice and naive sex appeal have sold her in excess of 100 million records globally.

She has released over 30 studio albums, is the winner of 11 Grammys, three American Music Awards and one Emmy Award. She charted 38 Billboard Hot 100 singles and has collaborated with artists in diverse genres including Bette Midler, Frank Zappa, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash.

In 2019, acclaimed singer/songwriter, Bloom, brings the music of Linda Ronstadt to life with an incredible band featuring some of Australia’s most respected musicians.
Camden Wellness Expo
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
A magical day of inspiration and education.
Connect with Camden's incredible wellness practitioners.
Attend a wellness seminar, a yoga class or even a meditation group!
Skyscraper Stan – On Your Corner Single Launch
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Celebrating the release of the single "On Your Corner" Skyscraper Stan is bringing his band the Commission Flats to Major Toms as part of his East Coast Tour. Touted as a "beacon of the Australian songwriting scene" "Skyscraper" Stan Woodhouse has been entertaining crowds around the country since the release of his debut album in 2015.

On Your Corner is the latest single from “Golden Boy”, Skyscraper Stan’s second studio album due for release in May 2019. As the songwriter himself says when introducing this track at live shows: "This is a song about the unequal distribution of emotional labour in romantic relationships." Written in a Darwin hotel room halfway through a gruelling solo tour and recorded at Woodstock studios in Melbourne it is typical of Stan’s lyrical work—rich in imagery, honest, heart wrenching and at times a little tongue in cheek.
March Exhibition Launch Day
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Be part of their massive exhibition launch at the end of March. Three exciting new exhibitions will be coming to their galleries.

In Creator, Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran pushes the boundaries of figurative sculpture. Penelope Cain refers to artefacts from local historical collections, as well as Casula Powerhouse's history in works featured in Interregnum.

They are also launching the Blake Established Artist Prize Exhibition, which features artworks by contemporary artist Robert Hague.

Complement your experience with a meal from Bellbird Dining and Bar.
Interregnum - Penelope Cain
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
Interregnum is a solo exhibition by Penelope Cain. The artist takes Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre’s history as a coal-power generating station as her starting point to consider shifting landscapes of power in Australia. Interregnum will feature new work by the artist developed in response to artefacts from local historical collections.
Anatomies - Robert Hague
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
Robert Hague - Artist is an artist who brings a broad skillset to the contemporary art scene. His artworks revel in ambiguity and play with opposites, simultaneously conveying heaviness, lightness, fluidity, brutality and gentleness. His art practice features numerous media, including printmaking, painting and installations that feature his stone and metal sculptures.

This exhibition is part of his 2016 Blake Established Artists Residency which includes a residency and a solo exhibition at Casula Powerhouse.

Robert Hague, What father knew, 2018, Stainless steel, paint
Creator: Ramesh Mario-Nithiyendran
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
Ramesh Mario-Nithiyendran pushes the boundaries of figurative sculpture and ceramic conventions. Creator finds the artist channelling Hindu temple iconography, museum displays and colonial public monuments to form a dialogue with museum practices around the framing of Asian faith based objects.

The artist spent many formative years living and working in Western Sydney. Creator marks his first solo exhibition in a Western Sydney art space.

Join them for the exhibition launch.
Liverpool on a Roll
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Liverpool On A Roll is a new food festival which celebrates the city’s multicultural community, showcasing international bites and beats at the picturesque Greenway Park.

Food stalls will sell tasty treats presented “on a roll”, so visitors can expect to try burgers, banh mi, burritos and much more! There’ll also be live entertainment, giveaways and garden games, with plans for market stalls selling seasonal local produce.
Alliance Française French Film Festival – Sink Or Swim
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
A disparate group of 40-somethings—all in the throes of mid-life crises—form a local swimming pool’s inaugural, males-only synchronised swimming team. Staring down ongoing ridicule and contempt from all angles, they engage a fallen champion, Delphine as their coach, supported by her tough-as-nails former swim partner, Amanda.

See Eventfinda for more information.
DNA Activation and Scalar Energy Healing with Simon Parkes
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Learn how to break free from the psychological, social, political, emotional, physical and spiritual matrix programming which keeps people stuck and in suffering.

Learn how to activate dormant DNA to help yourself heal.

Explore how to use Scalar energy to increase your health.



Dr Maree Batchelor, will do a presentation on the awakening process and the various forms of interference. She will take you through an exercise of clearing your energy system and activating your dormant DNA.



Kel Blackman will give a talk about the Non Linear Bio Resonance System. This technology is used for inspecting and repairing the body.

Simon Parkes will skype in for Q and A.


Join them for another fun and stimulating day of talks, socialising and supporting one another.

A vegetarian dinner is provided.

Botanica Exhibition
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Australia’s leading contemporary botanical art exhibition Botanica has returned to the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, exploring the complex and remarkable relationship humans have with plants. The annual showcase, now in its 20th year, features work by some of the best Australian and international established and emerging botanic and natural history artists, Botanica is considered one of the foremost exhibitions of its kind.

Botanica is a beautiful art exhibition and encourages the sale of all its artworks. Proceeds from the sale of original and limited-edition prints go to the artists and to Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens, helping the not-for-profit organisation to continue its support of the horticulture, conservation, scientific research and education programs within your Botanic Gardens.
Gallery Lane Cove Art Month: Open Studios North Shore Finissage Event
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Gallery Lane Cove is celebrating Art Month by hosting an open studio and panel discussion in collaboration with the North Shore Art Tour Art Month Finissage Event.

​Pop by their studios throughout the day for free!

With featuring a number of artists in residence and teachers within our facility, this day is open for the public to get insight into how our artists work within their specialised practices.

Please see the website for details of Open Studios.
Gallery Lane Cove Art Month: Workshops North Shore Art Tour Finissage Event
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Gallery Lane Cove and Creative Studios is celebrating Art Month with hosting a number of workshops in accordance to the North Shore Art Tour.

Come by and learn some incredible skills working with fabric dyeing or printmaking.

For further information about workshops available and how to book online please see the website now as spots are limited.
Klappsquad Initiation
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Klapping is a nocturnal pilgrimage to an off-limits court, a dance ritual activated by movement, jerseys, flares and folklore. On Saturday 30 March, Campbelltown Arts Centre invites you to participate in Klapping.

Taking place on a cement court, Klapping extracts the roots of soccer culture and movement, re-shaping them in the style of modern urban dance cultures, such as B-boying and Krumping to create a new street dance.

In 2017 Campbelltown Arts Centre commissioned dancers and former soccer players Ahil Ratnamohan and Feras Shaheen to create a new work. Inspired by a combination of street-dances and soccer formations, Ahil and Feras created a new urban movement style originating in Campbelltown named Klapping.

Having spent some time growing the movement in Europe, ‘Maestro’ Ahil and Feras ‘the Shield’ return to Campbelltown for a two week residency which culminates in the first Klappsquad Initiation on Australian soil.



Part workshop, part performance lesson and part night-jam the Klappsquad Initiation invites the community to take part together in this new street dance guided by the performers.

Klapping encourages everyone to participate in the experience, regardless of any previous soccer or dance experience. All ages, all abilities welcome.

Edge GreenWay
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Edge GreenWay: join in an immersive arts experience at Edge that shines a spotlight on the cultural laboratory of global Sydney. Edge GreenWay on the waterfront is perfect to enjoy with family and friends.

On arrival join a plane crash party at their bridge bar showcasing free botanical mocktails and grooves from cockpit DJs. Next up spend some time exploring outdoor sculpture and art installations, or meander around and enjoy live artist performances and music with the spectacular bay as your backdrop.

Stop in and hear words of wisdom from Aboriginal elders and environmentalists, and learn something new from foraging weed wizards.

There’s exciting activities for kids - making a lantern or creating an upcycled headpiece to wear in the sunset parade. Plus performers, puppets, and a bike-powered dancefloor, all in their upcycled playground!

Bring a picnic blanket, visit a food truck, and settle in for a gravity defying finale performance by world renowned physical theatre company Legs on the Wall while the Boat of Dreams sets sail taking participants’ wishes into the sunset as the city switches off for Earth Hour.
Ingleburn Horticultural Society and Garden Club Autumn Show
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
The 2019 Annual Autumn show is back! Enter one of the many competition categories, check out the exhibits and winners, plants to buy, prizes to win, coffee and refreshments and more!

The Ingleburn Horticultural Society and Garden Club Inc. was established in 1927 by local residents to encourage others to grow flowers and vegetables for exhibition. They are the fifth oldest garden club in NSW.



Their first show was held in April 1928. The club has been going ever since and only had a break during the years of World War Two.

Every year the club has their Autumn show in March and Spring show in October which takes place at the Greg Percival Community Hall (previously Ingleburn Community Hall) in Ingleburn.

Liverpool On A Roll
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Liverpool on a Roll is a new food festival which celebrates the city’s multicultural community, showcasing international bites and beats at the picturesque Greenway Park.

Food stalls will sell tasty treats presented 'on a roll', so visitors can expect to try burgers, banh mi, burritos and much more! There’ll also be live entertainment, giveaways, garden games, market stalls selling seasonal local produce and a pop-up beer garden with Pimm's cocktails.

The event will be held from 5pm - 10pm on Saturday 30 March at Greenway Park, West Hoxton.
Camden Cultures
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Celebrate the cultures that make Camden unique at Camden Cultures on Saturday 30 March, 4pm – 10pm at Town Park, Oran Park.

This vibrant event will showcase some of the national dress, traditional music, performances, food and beverages that are part of their community.



Activities include: Live entertainment, Cultural fashion parade, Food and drink stalls from around the world, Variety of cultural activities for kids, Jumping castle, garden games and more.

Free screening of cultural favourite 'Bend it Like Beckham' at 8pm.

The event is an initiative of the Cohesive Communities Advisory Group, formed by Council to build positive and sustainable relationships between communities.

Headline act announced: K-Groove is an exciting Sydney dance band made up of hot singers and musicians. They are Australian- born with a Samoan background and perform all the greatest hits of funk, reggae, soul, motown, pop, lounge, disco, and jazz. K-Groove will treat you to hits from Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Chaka Khan, KC and The Sunshine Band, Kool and The Gang, Maroon 5, Meghan Trainer, Rihanna, Stevie Wonder, Temptations, Emotions, Beyonce, Otis Redding and many more.

Giant Day Out
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019
Join the Giants Netball Team when they are presented their 2019 playing dresses at their Giant Day Out this March. Meet their newest and enjoy an afternoon of fun and games with fellow Giant Fans.

There will be lots for the whole family to enjoy, with fun activities, face painting, 2019 merchandise, as well as the opportunity to receive player autographs available throughout the afternoon.
Don’t Fence Me In Exhibition
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
Autumn Exhibition Suite 2019 - Amala Groom and Dale Collier. Don’t Fence Me In is an art installation about reciprocity and the environment. As a site-responsive creative action Don’t Fence Me In pulls apart and reconsiders ideas of trust and exchange in relation to three entangled sites on Wiradjuri Country – The Farm, Turon River and Sofala Tip.

In these places, arbitrary lines are constantly drawn and redrawn in attempt to divide and control the ways in which people connect to Country, yet little do they hint towards problems involving water, waste and air.

With movement, experimental performance and new media Don’t Fence Me In is a contemporary look into socially engaged practice and geographical interventions about the boundaries and barriers that people place upon themselves, each other, and upon Country.
Roy Dalgarno - Labour Day Exhibition
Date Sat 30th Mar 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
Penrith Regional Gallery in Emu Plains opens a new exhibition with 13 prints out of 92 artworks by Roy Dalgarno recently gifted to the PRG collection by the Dalgarno family.

The exhibition provides a rare opportunity to see Dalgarno’s artworks depicting miners alongside social history objects on loan from the Lithgow State Mine Heritage Park.

Roy Dalgarno (1910 – 2001) was an Australian artist committed to portraying humanity in workers’ labour as they built the wealth of the modern Australian nation. Dalgarno looked for his subjects down mines, on the wharves, on factory floors and in steelworks. He made drawings of miners, dock workers and sheet metal workers from life and then created expressive yet realistic prints.

Dalgarno expertly utilised the dramatic graphic potential of printmaking throughout his career to depict the stoic character of manual labourers.

He had an enduring interest in realism in art as a way of representing the dignity and harsh reality of working life.

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.

My Kids Market: Kellyville
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
My Kids Market NSW is the original and largest Market to buy, sell and recycle quality pre-loved baby and kids goods. The market is filled with local stallholders selling their family’s gently used baby and kids goods that they no longer need.



Families can declutter their home and earn some extra cash by recycling items instead of adding them to landfill. Shoppers will find all the popular brands and enjoy huge savings when buying quality pre-loved items at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

Everything families need can be bought and sold at My Kids Market NSW including baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, rockers and other nursery items.

The Market caters to all baby and kids needs from pregnancy and newborns to approximately seven years of age.

The Market is held indoors and is a great day out for the whole family with free kids activities being held all morning. Cash only, no ATM on site so come prepared with lots of cash. Local stallholders wanted, visit website for details on booking a stall. Business stalls are available too.

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.
Dinosaurs in the Sky!
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Ever wondered why birds can fly? Follow Jackson and his little dinosaur through the beginning of aviation and find out why birds have wings and why every little bird is a dinosaur!

This fun interactive 30 minute show will introduce children to the concept of evolution and show them the relationship between dinosaurs and birds. This ticket includes a map for you to follow to the “Jurassic Garden” – bring your smartphone with you so you can augment reality to see dinosaurs as they roam the Botanic Gardens.

Children have to be supervised, suitable for age five and over.
Tickets must be purchased for anyone over the age of three.

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

Bookings essential online. Limited places available.
Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre Open Day
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
Do you love horses? Looking for stables close to the city? This is your chance to come and see what’s behind the wall at the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre Open Day!
Take a tour and see the Centre in action, with demonstrations from the riding schools. Meet the horses, with activities and pony rides for the kids. It's the perfect day out for animal lovers.

Schedule:
10.30am: Riding demonstrations
11am: Tour 
11am: Farrier shoe making demonstrations
11.30: Riding demonstrations
12.30: Farrier horse making demonstrations
12.30: Stable tour
1pm: Riding demonstrations

Throughout the day:
Coffee cart 
Sausage sizzle
Kids activities
Pony rides
Jazz on the Bay
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
For one Sunday only - enjoy a spectacular afternoon on glittering Sydney Harbour enjoying fine food, fine wine and free live jazz from 12 noon to 7pm, out on the heritage piers of Walsh Bay - Sydney's Harbourside Arts and Dining Destination!

The live jazz is free. Restaurants along the Walsh Bay boardwalk will be offering great value, Grab and Go graze plates with beverage.

Vouchers can be redeemed at any of the participating Walsh Bay eateries.
NRL Round Three: Wests Tigers vs Bulldogs
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
The final of three consecutive home games for the first time in over a decade is at Campbelltown Sports Stadium! Wests Tigers return to Campbelltown Sports Stadium in Round Three for a massive game against the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs head to the South-West for the first time since 2011 with this game one not to miss. The Sunday afternoon kick-off is perfect for families, with plenty of family-friendly activities planned off the field.

Featuring another triple header, there's plenty of action lined up!
Sydney Highland Gathering
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
In 1868 the first Highland Gathering was held in Sydney but this hasn’t happened for many years, and 150 years on they are bringing the Highland Gathering back to Sydney in 2019 at Scots College, Bellevue Hill.

This event is hosted by the Scots College Pipes and Drums Association, in conjunction with Pipe Band Australia, NSW Branch.

The Gathering will feature Pipe Band Competitions, Highland Dancing, Tug o war and Kilted dash races, and featuring the Tartan Warriors with the traditional Scottish Highland games throwing events including Atlas stones, Caber and weight over the bar. Also stone putting weight throws and the Caledonia hammers. Other strong man include events like farmers walk.

Visit their Faire selling Scottish goods, gifts, and food and beverages. Come along and enjoy the music, the games, and the day, which will conclude with a spectacular massed band display.

Free entry to all.

NAB RunWest Finish Line Festival
Date Sun 31st Mar 2019
West HQ, in partnership with Athletics Australia, Athletics NSW, Blacktown City Council and the New South Wales Government, is hosting a huge Finish Line Festival to celebrate Western Sydney’s first major running festival and community event, NAB RunWest.

Bringing together community, culture and the best the west has to offer, the festival will be located at West HQ and will welcome thousands of participants of all ages and abilities after they finish walking, jogging and running through iconic Western Sydney locations in the inaugural NAB RunWest.

The Finish Line Festival will be free entry and open to not just participants but the whole community, boasting a range of food, live music, entertainment and free activities to keep everyone moving, grooving and celebrating throughout the day. The festivities will commence from 8am onwards.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Australian Track and Field Championships
Date Mon 1st Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
For the second time, more than 3500 track and field athletes of all ages will compete in the 2019 Australian Track and Field Championships, with the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre set to host the Junior and Open aged Track and Field Championships for able-bodied and para-athletes.

Set to span an impressive eight days, the 2019 Australian Track and Field Championships will be the largest annual athletics event in Australia and Oceania- Pacific region and will bring together participants from all ages in the pursuit of personal bests and national championship medals.
In addition to the track and field action a number of Coaching and Officiating Seminars, Community and Corporate events will be held as part of the Championships
Australian Athletic Championships
Date Mon 1st Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
The Australian Athletics Championships will be the largest annual athletics event in Australia and the Oceania-Pacific region for sporting endeavour, participation, whole-of-sport engagement and celebration.
Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition
Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019 to Wed 3rd Apr 2019
The Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition is Australia’s premier solar, storage and smart energy management show.

The 2019 theme is 'Shaping the smart energy future'.

A massive (and unstoppable) transformation is currently underway in the energy sector and the focus will be on the nature and pace of that transformation.

The conference and exhibition is free-to-attend for industry. There is an exciting conference program and over 120 experts and almost 50 sessions to choose from. A huge exhibition hall features global and local brands in smart energy and the people, solutions, projects and products that are creating smart energy.

Set aside some time to take a trip around the exhibition hall where solar, energy storage, energy management, renewables, building materials and electric vehicles companies feature their latest technology, products and solutions.

Whether you are looking for market intelligence, a showcase of the very latest in smart energy innovation or the chance to network with the movers and shakers in renewables, there is something for everyone at the Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition.

2019 will be the 57th show organised by the Smart Energy Council (formerly the Australian Solar Council and Energy Storage Council).

Mountainfilm on Tour - Sydney North
Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019
Mountainfilm on Tour is back! The 2019 Mountainfilm on Tour features the best short films from the annual Mountainfilm festival in Telluride, Colorado. One word sets Mountainfilm apart from other tours - heart. Join them for a celebration of adventure, environment and the human spirit with a special MC all the way from Colorado!

Mountainfilm is one of the world's best mountain film festivals, featured in the Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by MovieMaker magazine. The festival has been held in May each year since 1979, with the best films then touring more than 150 locations around the world.

Mountainfilm toured Australia and New Zealand for the first time in 2017 to rave reviews. This year's films feature an awesome mix of short films featuring the likes of climber Alex Honnold, ultra runner Kilian Jornet as well as mountaineering, mountain biking, expedition travel, fly fishing, cultural and environmental stories. This is an event to inspire you to take on the world and experience all it has to offer.

Please note: All ticketing is General Admission with no allocated seating with no refunds available.
Danny Bhoy
Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019 to Fri 5th Apr 2019
Scottish comedian Danny Bhoy returns to Australia with a brand new show in 2019!

Considered one of the biggest selling comedians in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as his home country of Scotland, he has recently taken the US by storm and is on his way back to Australia with a collection of new hilarious stories and observations.
Morning Melodies at The Cube
Date Tue 2nd Apr 2019
Headlining Morning Melodies at The Cube this April are Amanda Easton and Stephen King-Fisher.

Amanda Easton has worked in prestigious venues throughout Australia and Internationally. Not one to sit still, she aims to leave no stage untrodden. She performs music from all eras but specialises in breathing new life and love into songs from the jazz and pop sirens of the 50's and 60's. She loves to share anecdotes about falling in and out of love and sends her audience on a wonderful trip down memory lane as well as having them in stitches about love gone wrong. You might have seen her perform as Dusty Springfield with Heroes from Heaven or as Barbra Streisand from The Hit Makers.

Stephen King-Fisher performed principal roles in many operas and operettas before branching into musical theatre, and since then has gone from strength to strength. A classically-trained baritone, Stephen is a vibrant and exciting performer who takes as much delight in performing musical theatre as he does delivering opera’s most amazing arias.
Simone Lamsma performs Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019 to Mon 8th Apr 2019
Beethoven’s Violin Concerto is the Everest of concertos – the greatest of them all. Sublime and immense, it is some of Beethoven’s most exalted, lyrical and joyous music.

Dutch violinist Simone Lamsma’s performances have been called absolutely stunning and piercingly beautiful (Chicago Tribune). Now Sydney audiences can discover this major talent as she performs alongside the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Senior Moments A Comedy Revue: Sutherland
Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019
By popular demand, Senior Moments is back for another national tour from February 2019, with Gold Logie winner and veteran actor John Wood (Blue Heelers, Rafferty’s Rules) and Max Gillies (The Gillies Report, Once Were Leaders) joining Play School icon Benita Collings, Kim Lewis (Sons and Daughters, The Restless Years) and Russell Newman (A Country Practice, Underbelly) in this senior theatrical sensation, with Midday Show Maestro Geoff Harvey on piano.

Senior Moments is a comedy revue about old people and the young people they have to deal with, with sketches and songs and performers who are old enough to know better, all making wicked fun of the trials and tribulations of growing old disgracefully.
Bin Laden: The One Man Show
Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
One man, one monster, one unforgettable act of violence. This is the story of the world’s most notorious terrorist. The man who shook the world.

Following a critically acclaimed USA tour and smash hit Edinburgh Fringe run, this intelligent and incendiary debut from Knaïve Theatre (UK) provides fresh perspective and creates a space for debate and dialogue within the unthinkable.
Corona SunSets Presents The Jezabels Potts Point
Date Wed 3rd Apr 2019
Corona SunSets Presents Tour is back, bringing you endless summer vibes with indie rock legends The Jezabels. They are touring Australia with a series of 20 free gigs across five states this March and April. With genre-bending sounds and icy cold coronas as the sun sets, there's no better way to extend your Summer.
MindBodySpirit Festival
Date Thu 4th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
Held biannually, the Sydney Festival brings you the very best in health, wellness and spiritual guidance and is the largest of its kind.

Celebrating 30 years, you can learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session or taste some delicious health foods!

The Sydney Festival is held at the new International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.

Rick Stein - Live on Stage
Date Thu 4th Apr 2019
Rick Stein, one of the world’s most highly respected chefs, brings a perfect fusion of travel and food to the stage at Sydney’s State Theatre for one night only on Thursday 4 April. Tickets to go on sale on 7 February from Ticketmaster.

In conversation with Richard Glover, Stein will discuss his stellar career while taking us on a journey of discovery, meandering through the world’s greatest culinary regions, bringing to life the people and the places, and sharing his experiences of travelling in search of the extraordinary.

Rick Stein is an English chef, restaurateur and television presenter who owns world renowned restaurants in Cornwall, England as well as being head chef and co-owner of the newly opened Rick Stein at Bannisters at Port Stephens, sister property to the immensely popular Bannisters by the Sea at Mollymook.

Best known for his many BBC television series that have kept him perpetually globetrotting since his first appearance in 1985, Rick Stein has twenty-seven books to his name, each bringing the world’s most wonderful dishes to kitchens at home.
Ocean Talks: Sharks, Humans and Jazz
Date Thu 4th Apr 2019
Ever wondered if shark repellent actually works, or if sharks can hear sounds underwater? In this lively discussion with three of Australia’s leading shark ecologists, discover how humans and sharks interact. They’ll examine findings from an experiment where jazz music was played to Port Jackson sharks, learn how sharks are tracked with acoustic receivers and ponder the question - if sharks were humans, what personality type would they be?

This Ocean Talk is presented in partnership with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, and will be hosted by the Maritime Museum’s Emily Jateff, Curator of Ocean, Science and Technology. Dr Catarina Vila-Pouca, Associate Professor Charlie Huveneers and Professor Culum Brown will take to the stage in what is set to be a fascinating evening.

Note: Ticket includes light refreshments and exclusive access to the On Sharks and Humanity exhibition from 5pm to 6pm.
RiverBlue Free Movie Screening with Q and A
Date Thu 4th Apr 2019
Mark The Fashion Revolution with Willoughby City Council’s free film screening of the award-winning documentary RiverBlue on Thursday 4 April.

Follow international river conservationist, Mark Angelo as he spans the globe to infiltrate one of the world’s most pollutive industries – fashion. This ground breaking documentary examines the destruction of their rivers through the production of clothing, and its effect on humanity.

Fun and interactive community stalls and activities will be available to browse before the movie including:
Room A Recycled Products: Your chance to buy unique handmade items made locally from recycled denim, including cushions, aprons, scrunchies and more.

Boomerang Bags: Purchase unique tote bags made by the local volunteer-run community groups.

Tees to Totes: Learn to make your own shopping bags from old T-shirts, no sewing needed.

On 24 April 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. 1,1138 people died and another 2,500 were injured making it the fourth largest industrial disaster in history. This sparked The Fashion Revolution.

Alex Van Os, founder of Op Shop to Runway, eco-fashion stylist and Red Cross Ambassador will join to provide solutions on ways to remain stylish and on-trend without costing the earth.

Bookings are essential

Rai Thistlethwayte Marrickville
Date Thu 4th Apr 2019
Rai is a one of Australia’s most respected musical talents: a highly accomplished pianist, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. As a songwriter, he has been nominated for APRA Song of The Year. His band Thirsty Merc has sold over 250,000 albums and has been nominated for five Aria awards. Rai’s composition ‘In The Summertime’ has been the theme song to internationally acclaimed Aussie television show ‘Bondi Rescue’ for 11 consecutive seasons.
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!
Boyzone Thank You and Goodnight Sydney with Brian McFadden
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
After a quarter of a century together, the iconic Boyzone recently announced it’s time to say goodnight as they prepare for their farewell tour.

Australian fans will also get a chance to say goodbye to them in March and April next year when the Irish superstars hit these shores.



Boyzone - one of the most endearing groups to emerge from the boy band music sphere and 90’s commercial pop.

They're also one of the most successful bands in Ireland and the UK.

The group have sold 25 million albums worldwide, played stadiums and arenas all over the world, went onto release six albums and had almost two-dozen hits.

Boyzone have seen great success in Australia over the years as well where their hit singles became staples at pop radio in the 90’s – songs such as Picture Of You, No Matter What, Love Me For A Reason and Father and Son.



Supporting Boyzone is fellow singer / songwriter, Brian McFadden, performing Westlife and solo hits.



Don’t your opportunity to farewell Boyzone, it’s going to be one very special night where you'll hear all their hits and more!

Soul Messengers Dulwich Hill
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
Soul revivalists, Soul Messengers, are a Sydney based Soul and RnB band. They have released three studio albums, with 2017’s Vision and Faith reaching number five on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay chart.

Their previous albums, 2013's 'I’m Alive', and 2015's ‘Dirty Soul’ also garnered great reviews and nationwide radio play, with ‘Dirty Soul’ featuring as Sydney Jazz and Blues radio station Eastside Radio’s album of the week. Previously known as Chich and The Soul Messengers, the Sydney-based bluesy-soul revivalists present a dynamite live show honed at regular gigs in Sydney and surrounds, the band having played over 120 shows since 2014 at venues such as Sydney’s The Basement, Marrickville’s Lazybones and Newtown’s Leadbelly.
Sampleology
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
The Chop presents a new DJ based night Sampleology a night of your favourite tracks and their origins samples, breakbeats, drum loops and more with some of the best overseas, national and local talent.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Alive After Five
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Fri 3rd May 2019
Kick-off your weekend in style at Alive After Five.

Unwind with friends over a craft brew and live music while enjoying mouth-watering food under the magical twilight in Penrith City Centre's newest urban space, Triangle Park.

Enjoy mouth-watering food and drinks from local favourites High Street Social, Siam Cuisine and Cooks Castle, plus sweet treats courtesy of Underground Coffee Roasters.

Grab your friends and colleagues and head to the Penrith City Centre for a wonderful evening! Free event. Parking is available in the nearby Union Road car park.

The park features paving, tree planting, seating, splash-pad for children, deck and shade structures and provides a vibrant and attractive space to benefit residents, workers, visitors and local businesses.

Triangle Park injects new life into the City Centre and is a social place supporting the day and night time economy.
Swingin at the Golf Club
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
The Swing West Jazz Orchestra Live!

Dance the night away or simply sit back and enjoy the music of Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Benny Goodman, Gordon Goodwin, Count Basie, Glenn Miller and many of the old Big Band favourites.

The performance promises to be a memorable night, nothing can beat a roaring Big Band, and it all comes together with the two amazing vocalist's Terry McCallam and Jessica Zamprogno.

Tickets at the Door.

Plenty of parking and food and drinks available at the Club.

Corona SunSets Presents The Jezabels Coogee
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
Corona SunSets Presents Tour is back, bringing you endless summer vibes with indie rock legends The Jezabels. They are touring Australia with a series of 20 free gigs across five states this March and April. With genre-bending sounds and icy cold coronas as the sun sets, there's no better way to extend your Summer.
Grease Junior presented by WOW Performing Arts Academy
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019 to Sat 6th Apr 2019
Grease Junior is a family friendly show and is based on the hit Broadway show and cult success classic film Grease. Set in the 1950’s this jukebox musical tells the story of Sandy and Danny who are being portrayed by local girl Isabelle Brown Rogers and Penrith boy Justin Boerst, two star crossed lovers who after a long summer of love have found themselves attending the same high school. The show of course features many other iconic characters which make up the rest of the quirky kids from Rydell high!

This musical contains all your favourite songs from the movie. It is guaranteed to have you toe-tapping and singing your way through the classics of this phenomenal show!
Rock ‘N’ Roll Party
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
Leading local retirement community Aveo Minkara Resort will transport back in time as it hosts its annual Aveo Rocks event, inviting locals to dust off their blue suede shoes and frock up for an afternoon of rockin’ and rollin’.

At this free event hosted at Aveo Minkara Resort, locals are encouraged to reminisce on good times past, don their best rockabilly outfit and shake it to their favourite 50s and 60s hits performed live. Attendees will enjoy delicious food and refreshments, whilst also in the running for a lucky door prize with best dressed and best dancer awarded on the day.



The Aveo Rocks national event series will be held at 26 communities across Australia this March and April with Bayview locals able to immerse themselves in the sought-after event, meet residents and staff and tour the vibrant community.

Monterey Pop Festival: The Summer of Love
Date Fri 5th Apr 2019
Celebrating the music of one of the biggest festivals in the 60’s, Damien Lovelock has put together the best and most influential songs from the bands of the era that had the greatest impact on the Festival. The Monterey Pop Festivals was a three-day concert held on June 16-18, 1967. The 7000 capacity was eclipsed threefold, as the Festival took off and became a huge watershed for the counter culture just like Woodstock that happened two years later.

The festival is remembered for appearances from Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Mammas and Pappas, Jefferson Airplane and many more. The festival became known as having sown the seeds of the Summer Of Love which would make a historical mark for more generations.
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.
Derby Day - The Championships
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Sydney autumn racing launches at Royal Randwick for Derby Day to open The Championships.

The Championships, the grand finals of Australian racing, sees the best-of-the-best vie for over AUD20 million prize money across two consecutive Saturdays.

A day rich in tradition, be track side to celebrate Derby Day with friends and experience a day of fashion, entertainment, award winning hospitality and thrilling thoroughbred racing, featuring the Group One AUD2 million Harrolds Australian Derby and the Group One AUD3 million The Star Doncaster.

Enhance your race day experience with hospitality packages available now!

Leave the car at home, as event tickets include travel to and from the races on Sydney trains, buses, ferries and light rail services. For more details visit the website.
Jabulani Challenge Trail Run
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
The Jabulani Challenge is a stunning 12 kilometre, 22 kilometre or 45 kilometre trail run and charity fundraiser held in the north of Sydney. Predominantly on single track the trail has everything to offer from waterside tracks, rainforest, bush land, steep hill inclines and creek crossings.
BonkerZ Catch - A - Rising Comic Late Show (Best Of)
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Welcome to BonkerZ Featured Artist Comedy Clubs, This Late show features some of the cities hottest and funniest new comers to the comedy scene.

BonkerZ Comedy Club is not your standard, run of the mill comedy club, that's why they were the only Comedy Club in Australia, selected for the MasterCard Priceless Campaign. Killer Acts, Killer Music and the most comfortable and coolest Comedy Theatre in Australia! Celebrating their 12th year, BonkerZ Comedy Club is located just one minute from Town hall station and only minutes from your Central Business District Hotel! BonkerZ also donates a percentage of each ticket sold to the Fred Hollows Foundation. It's their eighth year of donating to Fred and they think it's worthy cause.

VIP Ticket includes V.I.P Seats ( in non pick on section), a drink (Beer/Wine/House Spirits/Soft Drink/Juice/Bottled Water) plus discounted City Parking at Centro Cinema Parking Kent Street.
Jellybean Jam
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Join them as Jelly Bean Jam return as house favourites!

Deliciously tasty, full flavoured hits of yesteryear combined with scrumptious servings of current chart fillers have given "Jellybean Jam" a recipe for success having performed around Australia and abroad for 26 years.

Continuous medleys guarantee non-stop dancing complete with tongue in cheek interpretations of the most memorable party tunes from Disco to Swing, Motown to Latin, Funk, Rock to Pop. The ACE award winning Jellybean Jam is performing Saturday 6 April in the Auditorium and it’s all free.

Doors open 8.30pm, band starts at 9pm.
Polo International - Australia vs England
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
The Polo International is the most prestigious event on the Australian polo calendar attracting teams and players from all over the world and offering guests the chance to watch the highest goal polo in its purest form. In 2019 the Hurlingham Polo Association have accepted the invitation to send a 26 goal team from England to play at the 111th Polo International for the coveted Mountbatten Memorial Trophy.

In addition to the Mens main game, guests will also have the opportunity to watch Australia's young polo talent with the City vs Country Colts match followed by the best women players in Australia taking to the polo field.

The event will have entertainment both on and off the field, along with the Juan and Me Fashions on the field competition, divot stomping and the PurePolo Marketplace showcasing local businesses from the Hawkesbury and surrounds.
Easter Bunny's Workshop
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Thu 18th Apr 2019
Hippi-Di-Hopp - the Easter Bunny is coming.

Be prepared and join them for two hours of Easter craft. Make some beautiful decorations for your house.

They will work with wreaths, eggs, and many more things and of course there will be a basket making course for The Great CP Egg Hunt.

Suitability: Ages four and over

Brandenburg Quartet in North Sydney
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Formed by the principal string players of the multi ARIA Award-winning Australian Brandenburg Orchestra, the Brandenburg Quartet has become Australia’s most imaginative period instrument ensemble.

Drawn from across the country, and performing exclusively on gut strings, the group explores lesser-known works and composers, in addition to well-loved quartets of the classical repertoire.

In a national tour covering Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, the Brandenburg Quartet will explore an inventive program of lesser-known works by Beethoven, Boccherini, Brunetti and Jadin.
Mamre Night Markets
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Mamre Night Markets

Their stallholders are excited to bring you craft, produce, and of course food trucks.

And Jumping Castles, Pony Rides and activities for the junior family members under the stars.
Patrick James : What We're Fighting For EP Tour
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Assured. Poised. Ready. Today Patrick James launches his next pivotal chapter with the release of Up, the first single from a new EP What We're Fighting For and arguably his most career defining work yet. All this alongside an intimate east coast tour this April.
McAllister in Conversation at Sydney Opera House
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sat 7th Dec 2019
Don’t miss this series of intimate talks, hosted by Artistic Director David McAllister, with key creatives and principal artists. Hear all about what motivates them, what their favourite ballets are and what life is like for them on and off the stage. Moving, frank and funny insights into the lives of their top artists.
Redoak Easter Beer Class
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Not only is their April Beer Class a chance to celebrate Easter and to show you that beer and chocolate can be perfectly paired, but did you know that April 6 is also known as New Beer's Eve?

This magical day began in 1933, when the US government voted to end prohibition and people lined up around the block ready for their first legal beer since 1920. In the first 24 hours over 5.5 million litres of beer was drunk!

They don't have quite that much beer for you, but they will have a five course menu, matched with beers, celebrating Easter and New Beer's Eve.

They can tell you too, there will be chocolate. In the food, with the beer, maybe in the beer? You'll have to join them to find out.

So grab your tickets now and join them for a decadent and indulgent afternoon filled with amazing eats and craft beer treats at Redaok. Places are strictly limited.

Andy Penkow With Juz Durant Eveleigh
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sat 13th Apr 2019
Andy Penkow With Juz Durant will be entertaining you all with their extensive repertoire at Eveleigh.

Come along for some great music and wonderful ambience.

Sydney Brick Show
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
Each year Sydney Brick show provides entertainment for thousands of families.

The Sydney Brick Show is an annual exhibition of unique and original Lego creations, built and displayed by Australian Lego fans and collectors.

The Sydney Brick Show sets itself apart from other fan events in offering not only Australia’s premium displays but a hands on experience for all visitors.

Each year organisers endeavour to bring fresh ideas for your enjoyment, and this year they hope to have quite a few! Highlights include interactive displays and a free build area.

Ozfish Unlimited Australia Fly Fishing Festival
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Fly fishing is one of the fastest growing fishing methods for both fresh and salt water species. From trout to marlin, it has become the ultimate fishing mode.

The second annual Australia Fly Fishing Festival will celebrate all things 'fly'

From world-class casting instructors to people who would just like to try, the fly fishing community will meet for demonstrations and fun competitions in an atmosphere of comradery.

So if you’ve never tried fly fishing, if you’re already into fly fishing and would like to meet like-minded people, or if you’re an expert, come along to this free event and learn, learn, learn.

Food and good coffee will be available from the Nepean Rowing Club.

I Want To Know What Love Is
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Around the world, people love. They sing for love, they dance for love, they compose poems and stories about love. They tell myths and legends about love. They pine for love, they live for love, they kill for love, and they die for love.

I Want To Know What Love Is throws a spotlight on long-buried memories, bedroom fantasies, crushes and conquests. Acclaimed Queensland performance collective The Good Room asked members of the public to anonymously submit their stories of love – fragments and memories, confessions and admissions – and they’ve transformed those secret submissions into magnificent declarations centre stage.
This is for everyone who’s ever loved. Anyone who’s ever hurt. This is for you.

Audience Advice: Ages 16+ (adult content). This production contains coarse language, sexual references, loud music and sound effects, haze and a complete blackout.
Sanremo Giovani World Tour
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Three young emerging artists and two groups, winners of the prestigious Italian song-contest Sanremo Giovani, will perform in a one-night-only concert in Australia. Einar, Federica Abbate, Nyvinne, La Rua and Deschema accompanied by four RAI musicians will sing their hits together with some famous Italian classics, showcasing the best of the Italian pop music.

The concert will also feature the performance of Sydney-based Italian singer songwriter Lorenzo Santangelo. The evening will be hosted by Italian-Australian actor Mirko Grillini. This concert is the third stop of a global tour, which sees these artists travelling to seven cities on five continents as part of a cultural project launched by The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and RAI (the Italian National broadcasting company) to promote Italian excellence in the world.
Brickpit Tours
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sat 7th Sep 2019
Join a guided tour and venture to the bottom of the Brickpit. Hear about the works carried out in this industrial precinct and see the environmental management controls that are in place to conserve this area.
A Colonial Wedding Presentation (1788 - 1880)
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
Penrith Regional Gallery in Emu Plains hosts A Cavalcade of History and Fashion Presentation.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view original gowns of historical significance. Hear the stories of amazing men and women, whose names were not mentioned in history lessons at school but were the real backbone of the new colony, and marvel at the resilience of these early pioneers.

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 an organisation with a collection of original historic gowns and accessories with provenance, dating from the 1700s preserving Australia’s social and fashion history.
Snow White and the Seven Vertically Challenged Excavators
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sat 27th Apr 2019
After many disappointments the Queen deems in necessary to bump Snow White off as the competition is too much regarding her title as the most Beautiful Woman in the World!

Sadly, her attempts fail as Snow White finds refuge with Seven Vertically Challenged Miners.

As a Peace offering the Queen gives Snow White some delicious fresh apples. Sadly, by some unforeseen accident one of the Apples contains the poison “Wickedness Killous Quickus “!

This causes mayhem amongst all the Kingdom and the Queen has her hands full trying to deal with all the different characters in the play.

Please join Ruby Productions and bring the whole family along to this very special Pantomime.
Huge Indoor Plant April Sale
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019 to Sun 7th Apr 2019
They are excited to be heading back to Chatswood for a Huge Indoor Plant Sale House Party!

The Mix at Chatswood Place have kindly let them take over their old heritage building again to bring you a plant sale like no other!

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

Tickets- This event will be ticketed to help manage the flow on the weekend and tickets will release on Monday 1 April at 12 noon.

Please help share the word of The Jungle Collective and invite any friends that you think might be interested in coming along.

Please note they will have a limited number of boxes and you may want to bring your own to be on the safe side.

Parking- There is free parking in the centre on weekends.
Eternity
Date Sat 6th Apr 2019
In their second concert, Eternity, Willoughby Symphony Orchestra’s composer-in-residence for 2019, the internationally celebrated Australian composer Kate Moore presents a major new work that celebrates the vividness of life at the time of revelation, inspired by the visceral images of the painter. The work is in three movements outlining three states of seeing and is based on the revelation of Saint John and the vision of Saint Lucy, Saint Francis and Saint Clare.

Rising star Benett Tsai opens the concert with Dvořák’s timeless concerto for cello. Considered to be the supreme concerto for the cello, Dvořák’s final concerto will spring to life with the stellar talents of Benett with the Willoughby Symphony. Expertly guided by award winning conductor Michelle Leonard OAM, who has won acclaim with her innovative work through the scintillating Moorambilla voices, this concert is sure to leave you inspired and enthralled by the wide ranging achievements of homegrown talents.
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.

Easter Bunny’s Workshop
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
Be prepared and join them for two hours of Easter crafts and make some beautiful decorations for the house!

They will work with wreaths, eggs, and many more things, and of course there will be a basket making course!

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

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

Bookings essential online. Limited places available.
Bach and Telemann
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
In April Pinchgut performs Bach's Easter Oratorio, a masterly celebration of Eastertide joy. Presented in its original one-to-a-part setting, experience the artistry of each performer as they put their heart into the master's music for an evening of ravishing music-making.

Let the angelic beauty of soprano Alexandra Oomens' voice soar around you, and revel in the luminous mezzo-soprano tones of rising star Anna Dowsley as she makes her Pinchgut debut. Joining them in this stellar line-up are tenor Richard Butler, Pinchgut favourite David Greco (baritone) and Andrew O'Connor (bass).

Alongside Bach's jewel they present Telemann's Thunder Ode. Never before performed in Australia, this is one of Telemann's greatest masterpieces and a rousing work which calls forth the natural elements and celebrates the power of creation: a true showcase for the Orchestra of the Antipodes. An evening of sheer jubilation, uplifting elegance and grace.
Cronulla Easter Market
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
Cambridge Markets are returning to the Sutherland Shire to host the Easter Market. Following the success of the Kurnell Christmas Markets. Overlooking the picturesque and convenient location of Don Lucas Reserve at Wanda Beach, they will host more than 120 stalls on Sunday 7 April 10am-4pm, along with entertainment and kids rides. Free Event.
Glen Alpine Wedding Open Day
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
Lake views, garden ceremonies and exceptional catering are only just the start. Join the Catholic Club for their first Wedding Open Day of the season for a chance to experience their unique venue.

Say hi to their Events Team, roam the ceremony garden, sample the sweet delights from their dessert buffet, enjoy a bite of antipasto with a glass of bubbly or just take a look around.

Their spaces will be ‘wedding ready’, giving you the opportunity to see exactly what has earned them the title of Brides Choice Award Winner.
C4 Choir Celebrates Australia Concert
Date Sun 7th Apr 2019
Celebrate Australia features an extensive range of Australia’s favourite songs from Banjo Patterson to The Seekers, from Peter Allen to Paul Kelly.
Head on down for an afternoon of singing and dancing presented by C4 Choir and the Harlequins Bush Band.
Mosquitoes
Date Mon 8th Apr 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
The Australian premiere of this international hit is a spellbinding tale of sibling rivalry set against a backdrop of scientific discovery.

Alice (Jacqueline McKenzie) is a scientist working towards an important new discovery. Jenny (Mandy McElhinney) is her sister, and believes any conspiracy she reads on the internet. They couldn’t be more different. So, when tragedy forces them together, the impact has unexpected consequences.

Australian audiences raved about STC’s acclaimed productions of Kirkwood’s intelligent, affecting and ambitious work; Chimerica in 2017 and The Children in 2018.

Two of Australia’s most beloved screen and theatre actors, Mandy McElhinney (Channel 9’s Love Child and Bad Mothers, ABC’s Paper Giants) and Jacqueline McKenzie (The Present, Orlando) come together as the sisters at the centre of the story, with the award-winning Annie Byron (Hedda Gabler) as their mother.
Omega Ensemble: Grand Mozart
Date Tue 9th Apr 2019
Mozart’s mastery of the keyboard was perhaps matched only by his love of winds. As a liveried servant working for the hated Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, Mozart composed many wind serenades for aristocratic entertainment.

However, his greatest work for winds, the ‘Gran Partita’, was written only after he had left Salzburg and settled in Vienna, a musical revenge, of sorts, on his former employer. Described in the 1984 Academy Award-winning film, Amadeus, as “the voice of God”, this masterwork is presented here alongside his Quintet for Piano and Winds and the Piano Sonata No. 11.

Program:
Mozart - Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, K. 452
Mozart - Serenade in B-Flat Major, K.361/370a ‘Gran Partita’
Mozart - Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331/300
A Little Lunch Music: Russell Torrance in Conversation
Date Tue 9th Apr 2019
Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

Drop in for City Recital Hall’s long running series of lunchtime concerts, A Little Lunch Music. Each concert is an hour of musical escapism performed by some of Australia’s best artists.

Russell Torrance is well-known as the presenter on ABC Sydney’s Classic Breakfast show. He is also a classically trained musician and keeps the tuba close to his heart. He has performed in venues across Australia and Europe, most notably London’s Barbican Centre and Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music. He is known to musicians as ‘The Scotsman with the loud laugh and the big tuba!’

For this A Little Lunch Music event Russell will be exploring the music that has influenced him most in his life, from when he was a young boy listening to local military bands, to his years at the University of Nottingham and all the way through his long and eventful career in commercial radio and now at the ABC. Excerpts of music will accompany his talk and he may even jump in to play a tune or two himself!
Exhale
Date Tue 9th Apr 2019 to Sat 13th Apr 2019
Griffin Theatre Company presents Exhale by Sydney collective Black Birds.

Interdisciplinary and intercultural, Exhale is about Indigeneity, accountability and trauma. It explores the relationships and boundaries forged between Indigenous cultures on foreign lands; negotiations between environmental and urban lifestyles; and the ability to heal through storytelling.

Exhale is the creation of Black Birds—the Sydney collective fast gaining kudos for energetic, uplifting performances that astutely dissect the female Black and Brown experience in Australia. Incorporating art forms including spoken word, movement, dance, song and story, Black Birds’ work is at once intimate and unexpected, challenging and empowering.
Chipmunks Play Day
Date Tue 9th Apr 2019
Chipmunks is proudly supporting Foodbank NSW/ACT this Easter and are working in conjunction with them for their Easter appeal.

They will be hosting a free play day and all children need to do is bring along a can of food to trade for a free entry at any one of their five NSW locations: Bankstown, Macquarie, Maitland, Prospect or Villawood.

Help those who need it most and head down to Chipmunks for unlimited play and fun just by donating a can of food for Foodbank NSW/ACT. Please respect that they do have a no outside food or drink policy with the exception of bottled water and nut-free baby puree. Socks must also be worn by both adults and children in all play areas. Please contact your nearest Chipmunks store should you require more information.

Possum Magic
Date Tue 9th Apr 2019 to Wed 10th Apr 2019
For more than 30 years, Mem Fox’s Possum Magic has captivated and enchanted young people all over Australia.

Based on the book by Mem Fox and Julie Vivas Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare and Sandra Eldridge

Grandma Poss loves making magic. She makes wombats blue and kookaburras pink. She makes dingoes smile and emus shrink. But one day, when danger arrives in the form of a snake, Grandma uses her most magical spell to make Hush invisible. Hush has many wonderful adventures. But being invisible isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Hush longs to see herself again.

One problem. Grandma Poss can’t find the spell to make Hush visible again. And then she remembers, this particular magic requires something more, something special, something to do with food - people food.

Possum Magic takes us on a whimsical journey to cities around Australia to find the food that makes Hush visible again.

Joined by an extraordinary creative team, Monkey Baa brings to life the characters, journey and love that has made Possum Magic the most-loved and best-selling Australian picture book of all time.

Ages three - eight

Audience Advice: Pyrotechnics
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in Concert
Date Wed 10th Apr 2019 to Sat 13th Apr 2019
Let the wizarding world enchant you all over again as the fifth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, is projected onto a giant screen and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs Nicholas Hooper’s wonderful score. Laugh, cry and cheer at your favourite scenes in this memorable event.

This film is classified M – moderate fantasy themes and violence. Recommended for ages 15+.

Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are copyright and trade marked Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. Rowlings Wizarding World, J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights.
Ross Noble Humournoid
Date Wed 10th Apr 2019
What happens when pure comedy takes human form.

What happens when a creature is created and bred to do stand up, Nobody knows because that isn’t a thing. What is a thing is Ross Noble doing a show. You can come and see. This is it.
Jason Bruer and Hammerhead
Date Wed 10th Apr 2019 to Wed 9th Oct 2019
Powerhouse sextet Hammerhead burst onto the Sydney scene some years ago playing from a catalogue of music largely inspired by the late 50's and early 60's Hard Bop movement.



Formed by internationally acclaimed tenor saxophonist Jason Bruer.

The sextet includes Andrew Robertson (alto sax and flute), Cam McAllister (Trumpet), Greg Coffin (piano), Alex Hirlian (Drums)and Brendan Clarke (Bass).

Over time the music has morphed into a set of original compositions penned by Bruer.

Showcasing an eclectic array of influences including urban jazz, funk and chamber jazz.

Over the past seven years the band has played around the country to wide acclaim.

In 2014 they had their debut release Mozaic which received a great reception at home and abroad.

Jason Bruer and Hammerhead play at Lazybones on the second Wednesday of each month.

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.
Chamber Pot Opera
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Chamber Pot Opera tells the story of three women who meet for the first time in a public bathroom. One is in an abusive relationship, another is terrified that she has come on too strong on a date, and the third has been promoted through the glass ceiling to land her dream job. Together they sing of shared histories, traumas and fantasies using a catalogue of popular music from the operas of Puccini, Mozart and Bizet.

A uniquely intimate production, Chamber Pot Opera will be performed for only 42 audience members at a time in the elegant Playhouse Ladies Bathroom at the Sydney Opera House.

The three performers will utilise the entirety of the splendid and intimate space from the bathroom sinks and decorative mirrors to the hand dryers and toilet stalls to weave together a story in a setting where women can safely express themselves.
Mind Blowing Magic
Date Thu 11th Apr 2019
Julian will deceive/hustle/trick you but you'll like it. This magician is putting on a 45 minute act. One of few full time professional magicians in Sydney, he performs at a range of different kinds of events like weddings, birthdays, festivals and corporate function.

Julian has 12 years of professional performance experience doing regular shows and has been hired by organisations like Luna Park, Ikea, 2dayfm, VMTech, Myer, Dolby, My Health Plus, Westfield, Toll, MCA, Ikea, Archie Brothers and the GPO Grande. This magician is an inventor and performer of magic tricks, many of his original ideas on his Youtube and Instagram accounts, just search for Julianbullmagic.

He offers a fairly unique magical experience, involving sleight of hand with rope, coins, pencils, paper, balls, cards, cups, spoons, garbage, rubber bands, napkins or pretty much anything. Almost all his props are either made by me, or they are ordinary objects that can be bought at a shopping centre. Julian also tries to borrow things if he can.
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.

Disintegration 30 Years: A Cure Celebration
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
The Exploding Boys announce their next event celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Cure’s breakthrough album, Disintegration.

Disintegration: A Celebration of The Cure features an all-star cast of performers including Katy Steele (Little Birdy), Ron S Peno (Died Pretty), Ashley Naylor (Even), Trish Young (The Clouds), Ashley Rothschild (Caligula), and David Challinor (Sounds Like Sunset).

Songs to be performed include the original vinyl release of Disintegration as well as a vast selection of The Cure’s greatest hits from a selection stretching back to the 1980's. The backing band performing this amazing show will be The Exploding Boys, featuring current and ex-members of Died Pretty, Glide, Knievel, Scarlet, and Copperline.
Introduction to Breathwork
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
Come to free class to find out how Breathwork can help you.

Feeling tense and anxious? Stressed out all the time? Have you been easily distracted? Do you have difficulties concentrating? Experiencing muscle spasms, headaches, fatigue, and shortness of breath?

You will learn how to use deep breathing as natural stress relief. You will find out how to calm anxiety and be mindful of your body. Deep breathing techniques will increase your energy level.
Appropriation
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019 to Sat 13th Apr 2019
The Flying Nun by Brand X presents Appropriation by Fledgling Theatre Company.

Raw, poetic and darkly funny, the performance is a surgical assault on how we use stories to establish power and gain prestige. Appropriation tells the imagined story of Fortinbras, a rash hothead who learns from his politically gifted wife when to wield a sword and when to weave a story.

Fledgling Theatre Company are an international theatre company that explore raw and visceral new writing through a distinctly physical approach to theatre making. They are dedicated to creating theatre that excites and challenges audiences, utilising stage combat skills coupled with dynamic movement sequences to create confronting imagery.

The Flying Nun is a showcase of the outcomes from Performing Arts residencies with Brand X at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre. By its very nature, they celebrate the fringe, alternative and contemporary counter-culture. Come and be the first audience to witness new work by local Artists fresh out of the rehearsal room.
Baker Boy Tour: Darlinghurst
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
What an explosive start to 2019 it’s been for Indigenous hip-hop artist Baker Boy. Fresh from being awarded 2019 Young Australian Of The Year, nominated for the 2019 APRA Song Of The Year award, voted number 51 in triple j Hottest 100 for Mr La Di Da Di and killer performances at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Baker Boy now announces dates to his first headline shows of the year and drops his brand new clip.
Babes Ablaze Sydney II
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
Australia's only fire cabaret returns to Sydney after a blazing debut in April 2018, with more spellbinding fire fusion acts featuring the cream of Sydney's fire performance crop!

Produced and hosted by Melbourne cabaret powerhouse Sophie deLightful, this edition of Babes Ablaze will amaze, surprise and tantalise your deepest desires - a truly unique spectacle of talent, creativity and daring feats. Stay tuned for performer announcements featuring burlesque, lollipop pole dancing, Cosplay, cabaret singing and more.

Set your night on fire this April and support one of Marrickville's most iconic warehouse venues. Please note there is limited parking on weekends.
Camden Shorts
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
Camden Council's annual Camden Shorts event showcases live performances for and by young people of original and popular works.

The entertaining evening of short works provides young local musicians and performers an opportunity to showcase their talents in live music, dance and theatre by young local musicians and performers.

Expressions of interest from young performers aged 12-25 years who live, work or study in the Camden Local Government Area.

Applications are taken for ideas (maximum of 10 minute performances) in music, dance and theatre.

Expressions of Interest for performers are now open and close 8 March 2019.

Entry is free but bookings are required.

For more information contact Camden Council's Cultural Development Officer by phone or email.
Steamfest Flyer - Sydney to Maitland
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
Experience the excitement of steam with a one-way journey from Sydney to Maitland on Friday 12 April for the 2019 Hunter Valley Steamfest.

Each year, thousands of people flock to the annual Hunter Valley Steamfest at Maitland. This year’s event features NSW Rail Museum locomotive 3526 and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences locomotive 3265.

This is your chance to join in on the journey from Sydney to the big event behind recently restored steam locomotive 3526.

Travel in 1930s carriages as the Steamfest Flyer huffs and puffs through the suburbs, storms through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park and winds its way along the scenic Hawkesbury River waterways to the Hunter Valley.

Board the train at either Central, Hornsby or Gosford stations. Alight at either Broadmeadow or Maitland.
Sundown Cinema
Date Fri 12th Apr 2019
An evening of fun, film and food under the stars!

From 5pm there will be Food Trucks, Free Popcorn, Live Music, Games and Entertainment and The Easter Bunny!

Grab a bite to eat before the film! Rolling Schnitzel and G-Dup Burgers Food Truck will be there along with other tasty foodies! Plus, there's loads for the kids with jumping castles, roaming entertainment, face-painting, balloon twisters and more!

From 7pm enjoy an Easter themed family friendly flick, Hop!

Bring Your Own picnic blanket, rug or chair and sit back and relax.

Plus, the celebrations continue on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 April from 11am - 3pm with food trucks, live music, games, entertainment and more. Oh! and of course, a visit from the Easter Bunny himself!
Stamp, Coin and Collectables Fair April
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Dealers and Club Tables, Lucky Door Prize, Kids Show Bags. There will be a variety of Stamps, Covers, Postmarks, Cinderellas, Postcards, Thematics, Coins and Accessories.

Also a range of Collectables: Ephemera, China, Glass, Retro Wares and more.

There will be refreshments available, free entry and off street parking.

The Fair will be held twice this year. April and September.
Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day - The Championships
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
The racing world will turn its focus to Royal Randwick for Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes Day.

Heralded by the Group One AUD4 million Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes, the Group One AUD2 million Schweppes Sydney Cup and the Group One AUD1 million Australian Oaks, be trackside at Royal Randwick, for a day of live entertainment, award winning hospitality and thrilling thoroughbred racing.

Enhance your race day experience with hospitality packages available now!

Leave the car at home as event tickets include travel to and from the races on Sydney trains, buses, ferries and light rail services. For more details visit the website.
Sydney Family Show
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Heaps of family fun is heading your way soon as the Sydney Family Show returns to the Entertainment Quarter Showring, Moore Park.

Don’t miss the Dock Dogs performances which guarantee high-flying, big jumping, splash zone drenching, canine aquatic action! There will be loads of kid-friendly stage performances, plus everyone’s favourite blue friends, The Smurfs, will be doing live shows with meet and greets too.

Be amazed by the talented jugglers, acrobats, and aerialists under the Circus Big Top, pet your furry friends at the Animal Nursery, or spin yourself silly with unlimited rides like the Super Sizzler, Dodgem Cars, Giant Yo-Yo and more. There’s so much to do, you won’t know where to start.

Look no further for the best family value this Easter season at Australia’s largest free entry Family Show, opening at 10am daily.
Make Your Own Ceramic Garden Totem
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Do you love the idea of making your own special garden totem ornament for your home? Then this workshop is just for you. Students will learn learn basic clay hand building skills (no pottery wheel) designing and shaping elements for your garden totem.

Your design could be organic or be based on items that particular meaning to you and your family, or even animal, vegetable or mineral! It’s entirely up to you. Students are encouraged to bring along some ideas (images or sketches) of ideas for their totem or they can help you with some inspiration.

No prior experience is necessary.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Pure Australia
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
One of Australia’s most loved techno events, Pure, returns for its fourth year in 2019, bringing its biggest line up to date! The 2019 edition will see Carl Cox (Intec, Australia), Marco Carola (Music On, Italy), Joseph Capriati (Redimension, Italy), Enrico Sangiuliano (Drumcode, Italy) and Eric Powell (Bush Records, Australia) take Pure to new heights in 2019.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Australian Poetry Slam Youth
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Check out the freshest young performing writers as they battle it out to become slam champion, hosted by 2018 NSW Poetry Slam Champion Pola Fanous.

The slam will be preceded by a workshop on how to write and perform spoken word.

Australian Poetry Slam Youth is the largest youth poetry slam in Sydney. Held annually by Word Travels, the program involves workshops and slams throughout Sydney, culminating in an explosive finale at Sydney Writers' Festival.

This year, CPAC is holding a South West Sydney heat for all aspiring poets in the local area. Audience members vote for the top artists who will then go on to represent their suburb at the Australian Poetry Slam Youth - Sydney Final.

Bringing rap performances, stories, monologues and poems to the stage, each performer has just three minutes to wow the crowd. No props, no music – just the performer, a microphone and the spotlight.
Harlem Globetrotters World Tour 2019 - Sydney
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
The Original Harlem Globetrotters are globally known for their amazing feats on the basketball court, incredible humor, generous acts of goodwill and providing endless entertainment for their adoring fans, and this tour is no different!

This year, join in as they celebrate The Fans during the all-new Fan Powered World Tour.

They will be bringing you closer than ever before, with more chances during and after their game to directly interact with the Globetrotters stars.

The world famous Harlem Globetrotters, with some of the most electrifying athletes on the planet, features a star-studded roster that includes Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Hammer Harrison, Thunder Law and Bull Bullard – plus women stars TNT Lister, Torch George and Hoops Green.*

Don't forget to secure a spot at Magic Pass, the Globetrotters’ exclusive pre-game event. Before every game, Magic Pass gives you unprecedented access to the stars of the team, as you learn tricks, shoot hoops, and take photos on the court and after the game take part in a free autograph session too.

The Globetrotters’ one-of-a-kind show is unrivalled in the world of family entertainment. Don’t miss out – get your tickets today!

*Players subject to change

Macquarie Fields Youth Week: Skate, Scooter and BMX
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Youth week jam is a competition for Skate, Scooter, and BMX. With heaps of giveaways and prizes, age groups 10's and under, 11 - 14, and 15 +.

Register your interest via the booking link.
Edward Trickett Regatta
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
The Edward Trickett NSW Grade Championships celebrates Australia’s first World Champion in any sport - Professional sculler Edward “Ned” Trickett.

The Championships sees competitors of all abilities race over both the 1000 metre and 2000 metre distances on the course that was home to rowing at the 2000 Olympic Games.

Racing is conducted across eights, coxless and coxed fours, quad sculls as well as coxless pairs, double sculls, and single sculls.
Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 14th Apr 2019
Bluesfest Touring and Love Police are thrilled to announce that travelling merchants of R and B blues Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats are taking to the road across Australia this April with live dates set for Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne in conjunction with their performance at Byron Bay Bluesfest.



The eight-piece Soul band will be gracing Australian stages again in 2019 but this time with a new album under their belt and an even larger Australian audience after a reinvention of Nathaniel’s style in 2015 which is designed to be performed live. Known as party animals on stage, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats offer a unique live performance with a front man who possesses a husky sixties styled voice with inflections of Gospel and a vibrant soulful band to support it.

Constant Craving: The Music of KD Lang by Lisa Crouch
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Powerhouse vocalist Lisa Crouch and her incredible nine-piece band will recreate the spellbinding music of KD Lang’s album Ingénue.

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Grammy award winning, critically acclaimed album Ingénue, and featuring the hit Constant Craving.

The hits, the covers and the duets performed live by the powerhouse vocalist Lisa Crouch and her incredible nine piece band.

Songs like The Air That I Breathe and Crying. Duets, from Dream a little Dream of Me (with Tony Bennett), to Sleep While I drive (with Melissa Etheridge) – and Leonard Cohen’s haunting Hallelujah.

You will be spellbound.
Abbalanche The Australian ABBA Tribute Show
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Abbalanche is Australia’s only award-winning ABBA Tribute Show, having previously won the Ace Awards ‘Best Show’, since performing the country’s greatest ABBA production since 1995.

Abbalanche takes you on an entertaining ride through all the hit songs you know and love. This is a visually stunning and incredibly energetic show with plenty of crowd participation. Abbalanche are a timely celebration of the dazzling costumes, exciting eye-catching choreography, sing-a-long ballads and dance-floor hits.

Abbalanche is the essential ABBA experience! So dust off your flares, don your platforms, get down and get funky with these sexy singing Swedes from Stockholm this April live at The Cube!
Mini Makers: In The Deep Sea
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Dive into the coolest underwater party where children and accompanying adults craft bioluminescent sea creatures and rock out, like a seahorse, at the silent disco.

Participants, including adults, wear a headset and choose between different channels of music presented by a Playground Sounds DJ.

If all the dancing tires you out, head over to the Mini-Makers space to create sea creatures, such as anglerfish and comb jellies, using fluorescent markers and neon craft materials that glow under UV black lights.

This school holiday program is in support of their current special exhibition Whales , Tohorā.

Every year 100,000 marine mammals die as a result of plastic pollution. This includes whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea lions. That’s why the Australian Museum has partnered with WWF-Australia to change our plastic habits and help you change yours by pledging to #ReduceYourUse. To empower our visitors, we will be giving away a biodegradable bamboo toothbrush to every child that attends Mini-Makers – In the Deep Sea.

Ages: four - twelve years (recommended) and accompanying adult/s
Alice: Through the Looking Glass
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Join the Acting Factory Inc in this colourful, interactive and fun performance this school holidays. Adapted from Lewis Carol’s classics. Looking Glass takes you into a wacky, wonderful world beyond the mirror.

You and your family will meet charming, colourful and crazy characters such as Tweedledee and Tweedledum, Humpty Dumpty and the Queens of Chess. Filled with riddles, problem solving and rhyming fun, Alice Through the Looking Glass is a joyful family adventure that will keep your family entertained during these school holidays.
St Marys Easter Egg Trail
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019
Free Easter fun for the family

Come along, enjoy the free family entertainment and see if you can find the treats that the Easter Bunny has left for the children around St Marys.
School Holidays Activities at The Library
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Penrith City Library hosts events each school holidays as listed below.

Possum Magic Library Trail - Saturday 13 April – Sunday 28 April at Penrith, St Marys and St Clair Library Branches. For three - six year olds. Free.

You Beauty! Stories Of Aussie Sporting Legends - Wednesday 17 April For the whole family 10.30am-11.30am. AUD7 per person (children under two free)

3D Origami - Tuesday 16 April for 12-16 year olds from 12.30pm-1.30pm AUD15 per student.

Game Play Day - Tuesday 23 April from 12-16 year olds from 1pm-2.30pm AUD7 per student.

Origami For Beginners - Tuesday 16 April for 7-11 year olds from 11am-12pm AUD15 per child.

Brick Worx - Thursday 18 April with Brickany
Workshop One: four - seven year olds from 10am-11am AUD10 per student.
Workshop Two: eight to eleven year olds Thursday 18 April, 11.15amâ€㥸.15pm AUD10 per student.

Games, Games, Games - Tuesday 23 April for eight to eleven year olds from 10am-11am AUD7 per student.

Bookings are essential so book early to avoid disappointment.
Emu Craft Market
Date Sat 13th Apr 2019 to Sat 14th Dec 2019
A local market which is predominantly made up of stallholders that sell products not generally available in retail stores, with special emphasis on goods and crafts that have been made locally. Second Saturday of each month.

Locally focused markets on the second Saturday each month
Appin Massacre Memorial Service
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
April is a time for remembering, healing, and reconciliation. Winga Myamly Reconciliation Group, the Aboriginal community and supporting service providers invite all interested residents to attend the Appin Massacre memorial service. The service will be held at Cataract Dam picnic ground.

The ceremony is to remember the Dharawal people who perished in the massacre in 1817.

Please note: the memorial service involves a short walk to the site. Please remember to wear appropriate footwear, bring a hat, sunscreen and bottled water. There is limited seating available so you're welcome to bring a fold up chair if needed.

Campbelltown City Council also holds a memorial flag raising ceremony in the forecourt of Campbelltown City Council building at 10am on Wednesday 17 April 2019 to remember those who perished and to show their commitment to Reconciliation.

My Kids Market Penrith
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
My Kids Market NSW is the original and largest market for families to buy, sell and recycle preloved babies and kids’ items.

Stallholders can earn some extra cash by recycling their families gently used baby and kid’s goods. It’s a great way to declutter your home and help reduce landfill.

Shoppers will enjoy huge savings on all the popular brands of boys and girls clothing, toys, shoes, puzzles, books, prams, highchairs and other nursery items.

Everything families need can be bought and sold at My Kids Market including baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, rockers and other nursery items.



The Market caters to all baby and kids needs from pregnancy and newborns to approximately seven years of age.

The Market is held indoors and is a great day out for the whole family with free kid’s activities being held all morning!

Cash only, no ATM on site so come prepared with lots of cash. Shopper entry AUD4 Adults, children are free.

Pre Loved and Business Stalls are welcome. For more details or to book a stall head to the website.

Norah Jones Australian Tour
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019 to Mon 15th Apr 2019
One of USA's most critically-acclaimed singer/songwriters and nine-time Grammy Award winner Norah Jones, is making her much-anticipated return to Australia in April next year. The ‘Come Away With Me’ singer will perform intimate headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart on top of her scheduled performance at Byron Bay’s iconic Bluesfest, marking her first performances in Australia in six years.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Art Meets West
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
CPAC Youth’s flagship arts market Arts Meets West will return to CPAC in 2019, showcasing the best of South West Sydney’s creative scene.

Art Meets West will feature a range of Western Sydney’s best artists in a classic arts market, with live music by local talent and a vibrant selection of amazing food.

From striking visual projections art, zines, art and stylish, new threads, Art Meets West offers an eclectic collection of products available for purchase and an entertaining day to remember. An event for all ages, Art Meets West is bound to resonate with anyone that loves art, music and Western Sydney.
Eggless Easter Brunch
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
In the lead up to Easter, the inaugural charity event Eggless Easter Brunch will turn The Loft into a cruelty-free venue.

Run and organised by Aline Dürr of Frau Haus Design who also organised the 'Nup the Cup Lunch' in 2018 which sold out weeks in advance, the brunch will be featuring a cruelty-free, plant-based menu, a raffle with fantastic prizes and raising funds for three Australian safe havens for ex-battery hens and rabbits: A Poultry Place, NSW Hen Rescue and Porsche's Rescue.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Oxana Shevchenko
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
Sydney International Piano Competition 2016 finalist Oxana Shevchenko is returning to Sydney for an exclusive recital.

Shevchenko is internationally recognised as a pianist of outstanding artistry, sensibility and versatility, and is equally in demand both as a soloist and as a chamber musician.

Shevchenko will join with the Tinalley String Quartet to perform Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet in G minor Op.57 before performing solo works including Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Tchaikovsky’s 18 Pieces Op.72 No.5 Méditation and Dumka Op.59.

Born in Kazakhstan, Shevchenko gave her first performance as a soloist with the Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra at age of nine and made her Western debut in Vilnius with the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra. Shevchenko has since performed with orchestras worldwide, including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Norrlands Operan Symphony Orchestra.

In 2016 Shevchenko was one of the top six finalists at The Sydney and also won the prize for the best Piano Quintet. She is also a previous winner of the top prize at the Scottish International Piano Competition, International Premio Franz Liszt Competition and the Chappel Piano Competition.
Bush Explorers: Autumn Almanac at Noorumba Reserve
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
Join them for a midday bush walk to look and learn about the diverse natural history of Noorumba Reserve, Rosemeadow.

Take a midday wander via the reserve's forest and lake to learn about the habitats, and look for the array of autumn wildlife that is found within them. You will explore the great work that is happening in this lovely reserve on the southern edge of Campbelltown.

Walking grade: Grade Two: Easy.



Participants are advised to please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and seasonally appropriate clothing and bring a bottle of water, and if you have them, camera and binoculars to help you get the best out of your wildlife spotting.

Meet at Gabun Gujaaja reserve, corner of Lysander and Archibald Crescent, Rosemeadow. Participants are advised to arrive approximately 10 minutes before the start time meeting.

Fantastic Negrito
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
Bluesfest Touring is super excited to bring Grammy Award winner, Fantastic Negrito to Sydney and Melbourne this April. Fantastic Negrito represents Xavier Dphrepaulezz’s third rebirth, literally coming back from death this time. The narrative on this man is as important as the sound, because the narrative is the sound. His songs are born from a long hard life channeled through black roots music.

Fantastic Negrito is the story of a man who struggled to make it and with an incredible, self-taught musical talent, he managed to find his way back on track to stardom. His hard-earned life lessons show through on more than a few songs with his voice wringing with emotion over soulful guitar licks. When you listen to Negrito, you’re invited to hear the story of life after destruction.



His latest album, ‘Please Don’t Be Dead’ was released last June and received much critical acclaim. Fantastic Negrito is a poignant and exciting artist creating high-quality Blues and Groove music who is sure to entertain the masses this April.

Bring It On! Festival
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
Bring It On! Festival is a free music, sporting and arts festival that attracts thousands of people to Fairfield Showground in April each year.

The festival is NSW’s biggest and best celebration of youth culture, talent, music and art, and this year will feature the inaugural Rainbow Run.

Rainbow Run participants will be challenged by a fun obstacle course, where they will be splashed in colourful powder at regular intervals.

The Rainbow Run joins an exciting line up for this year’s festival, including music and dance performances, carnival rides, yard games and sporting activities, along with informative and exciting community stalls focused on youth wellbeing and mental health.

Bring It On! Festival is a free, all ages, drug and alcohol-free event.

Free transport will be provided to the festival from Fairfield, Cabramatta and Canley Vale stations all day long.

See the Bring It On! Festival homepage for the latest updates.
Polymorphic Orkestra with Afro-Peruvian ensemble Ally
Date Sun 14th Apr 2019
This double bill concert featuring two local ensembles. It is being held at Lazybones Lounge in Marrickville on Sunday April 14.

Lazybones events are: Family friendly, Food is available from 5.30pm with roasts on Sundays, Concert starts at 6.30pm and finishes at 9.30pm, Public transport is available to and from event, Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Each Polymorphic Orchestra performance is unique however some do share themes. They play freely but there is always melodic and harmonic interplay with a large dash of rhythmic invention. Ally uses a blend of Afro-Peruvian music and jazz to create a rich fusion of African rhythms, Latin melodies and modern jazz harmony. Their music explores the meeting point of ancient and new cultures, and the polyrhythmic tension that rises from overlaying contrasting music structures.

Pizza Party in the Bush
Date Mon 15th Apr 2019 to Thu 25th Apr 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.
Clay Echidnas – Aboriginal Holiday Program
Date Mon 15th Apr 2019
Come in and join one of the Indigenous Educators in a fun, educational, hands-on clay making experience.

Learn about the Echidna through fun games and activities. Using clay and bush materials you will be creating your very own Echidna, a Native Australian Animal which you will be able to take home at the end of your experience.

Ages: This event is suitable for children five - twelve years of age

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

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

Bookings essential online. Limited places available.
Skate at the Cutaway
Date Mon 15th Apr 2019 to Thu 18th Apr 2019
Roll into the Cutaway this April for the Skate school holidays workshops.

Kids aged five to fifteen have the opportunity to join some of the best skateboarders in Australia in a carefully curated ‘how to’ workshop. Led by coaches from Totem Skateboarding, each workshop focuses on beginner skills and includes skateboards, helmets and safety equipment.

There are loads of confidence-building activities involved in the workshop.
Easter School Holiday Art Activities for Kids and Teens
Date Mon 15th Apr 2019 to Fri 26th Apr 2019
Their Easter School Holiday Program is now launched and enrolments are open! School holidays at Art Est. Art School are a fun and creative activity for children with painting, drawing, cartooning, ceramics, clay sculpture, pottery wheel, printmaking and more! Classes run Monday-Friday. Special family art classes for creative families are also available.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Keb Mo (solo)- Sydney
Date Tue 16th Apr 2019
It all took off for Keb’ Mo’ in 1994 with his self-titled release, and over the years he has proven that he is a musical force that defies typical genre labels. Album after album, 14 in total, have garnered him four Grammy awards and 11 Grammy nominations, including Country Song of the Year for “I Hope,” co-written with The Dixie Chicks, and three alone for his 2014 self-produced release, Blues Americana including Americana Album of the Year. Keb’ has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and six BMI Awards for his work in television and film.

Over the past two decades, Keb’ has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through the understated excellence of his live and studio performances. Artists who have recorded his songs include B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker, Robert Palmer, Tom Jones, Melissa Manchester, Solomon Burke and the Zac Brown Band to name a few.
David Gray (UK)- Sydney
Date Tue 16th Apr 2019 to Wed 17th Apr 2019
After scaling enormous heights with album sales over 12 million (including the highest selling album ever to-date in Ireland with ‘White Ladder’), BAFTA, Brit and Grammy nominations, a Q Award, two Ivor Novellos and much more, David Gray returns revitalised with a new perspective, energy and new sound to take to his adoring Australian fanbase.

The English singer-songwriter’s breakthrough album ‘White Ladder’ first introduced him to Australian audiences in 1998 and was a showcase for his tempered roar of a voice, as it is for his finely-honed powers of social observation. His wit’s-end ballad “This Year’s Love’’ proved that it is often the simplest emotions that hit the hardest. 

David’s eleventh studio album ‘Gold In A Brass Age’, will be released in early 2019 and will be performed live in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne next April along with his back-catalogue of career-defining songs.

With a loyal Australian fanbase and a plethora of albums to enjoy, there’s no doubt tickets to see David Gray live in Australia this April will be in high demand.
EcoArt for Kids
Date Tue 16th Apr 2019 to Tue 23rd Apr 2019
If you love plants and animals, are aged between five - twelve years, and want to explore your creative side, then this art workshop is for you! Children will play some nature-based art games working with a range of art mediums and natural materials to make a series of works to either leave in situ (on site) or take home.

Price includes all art materials.

If you book this program together with the program “Kids vs Wild” in the morning, educators will supervise the lunch break.

What to bring: Water bottle, lunch, outdoor clothing

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

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

Bookings essential online. Limited places available.
Kids vs Wild: Shelter
Date Tue 16th Apr 2019 to Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Join the Education Rangers for play and games centred around survival in the wild!
People all need shelter in the Wild – join them for two hours and learn how to survive the Wild and build the ultimate shelter. Have a look how the animals are doing it and of course make your own!

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

If you want your children to join for a whole day, book the afternoon Eco Art session and they will supervise the lunch break. (Bring Your Own Lunch).

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

Bookings essential online. Limited places available.
Creative Coding
Date Tue 16th Apr 2019
Kids will learn how to program games and robots using easy to use Scratch, Blockly and FlipRobotics. It's all about drag and drop programming that challeges and extends their understanding. Have some fun whilst learning how to use coding in the real world.

This program is presented by Fizzics Education as part of the Centennial Parklands holiday programs.

Grades Three to Seven
Bookings essential

They’re a Creative Kids, Registered Provider!
Belinda Street: Good Place
Date Tue 16th Apr 2019 to Mon 29th Apr 2019
Art2Muse Gallery will be presenting Good Place by Belinda Street in April 2019.

Predominantly known for her expressive Australian Landscapes, Street’s work explores the relationship between representation and abstraction. By abstracting the landscape it allows the artist to expressively blend both the visual characteristics of place with personal feelings, experience and knowledge, so that each painting has its own life and individuality.

Good Place is an exhibition of abstract landscape paintings based on two trips Street took to Central West NSW.
Harry Potter inspired School Holiday Fun Cruises
Date Tue 16th Apr 2019
Go Potter-ing on the Nepean Belle

Their fantastically fun School Holiday Fun Cruises are on again these School Holidays! Dress up in your favourite Harry Potter character, bring your happy face and jump on the Nepean Belle Muggle Ship for fantastic two-hour cruise!

There’ll be some great games, colouring-in and prizes to be won! While the kids are entertained, mums, dads, grandparents and caregivers can relax and take in the spectacular views of the Nepean Gorge.

Food is available for adults and kids to pre-purchase as an option in your booking.
Allen Stone (US)- Sydney
Date Wed 17th Apr 2019
Allen Stone's vocals and melodic style show the clear influence of classic soul and R and B of the 60's and 70's, while his lyrics reveal an idealism and passion that recall the folk-inspired singer-songwriters of the same era.



Earlier in 2018, Allen appeared on American Idol, performing a powerful duet of Unaware with contestant Dennis Lorenzo and blew judges away with his powerful vocals. His latest release, Warriors was first performed at the Special Olympics opening ceremony in Seattle earlier this year, where Stone was back during the performance by a 2,000-member choir.

Allen Stone is currently working on his next album, recorded live in Nashville which is set to be released early 2019.

Bounce Town
Date Wed 17th Apr 2019
Come along to an inflatable extravaganza as the new venue Town Park, Oran Park is transformed into an inflatable wonderland.

More information about the event to come.
Fairy Escapades: Enchanted theatre tour through the Garden
Date Wed 17th Apr 2019
Do you believe in fairies?

Come on a magical journey through the gardens as you meet some mischievous and magical creatures from the hidden world of the fairies. They will lead you through parts of the garden and share secrets of the fairy world and how they cope with humans in their daily lives.

Find out about the different plants and animals that the fairies live and work with in harmony, and how you can do the same thing if you just take the time to listen.

Come dressed as a fairy and make your own fairy wand from the things you find on your way.

Bookings: essential online

Children must be accompanied by their carer.
Inflatable Pool Days - Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre
Date Wed 17th Apr 2019 to Wed 24th Apr 2019
Gordon Fetterplace Aquatic Centre are bringing back their"Inflatable Pool Days" these school holidays! Bring the kids down to the indoor pools, where they can cool down and have fun.

Cost: Pool admission only (no additional cost for pool inflatable fun!)
Fledgling Theatre Company – Appropriation
Date Wed 17th Apr 2019 to Sat 27th Apr 2019
Hamlet is dead. What's next?

Appropriation tells the imagined story of Fortinbras, a rash hothead who learns from his politically gifted wife when to wield a sword and when to weave a story. Raw, poetic and darkly funny, the performance is a surgical assault on how they use stories to establish power.

Fledgling Theatre Company are an international theatre company that explore raw and visceral new writing through a distinctly physical approach to theatre making. They are dedicated to creating theatre that excites and challenges audiences, utilising stage combat skills coupled with dynamic movement sequences to create confronting imagery. Since their inception in 2014, FTC have produced six new works including a UK tour, a critically acclaimed Edinburgh run, as well as residencies in London and Sydney.

Appropriation is written by Paul Gilchrist, writer and director, and the artistic director of subtle nuance. His work has been produced in Sydney, interstate and overseas.
Parramatta Heritage Festival
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Connecting People, Places and the Past: celebrating Parramatta’s rich heritage and culture.

Parramatta’s unique and diverse heritage will go on display through a rich program of events, activities and talks planned to coincide with the 2019 Australian Heritage Festival.

This year the City is focusing on what makes Parramatta a special place guided tours and talks encouraging us all to embrace the future by sharing the strengths of our cultural identities and take this opportunity to learn more about our shared past.

Contact the Parramatta Heritage and Visitor Information Centre for a full listing of upcoming events.

You can book online, by calling them or visiting them in person.
Flogging Molly- Sydney
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019
Quintessential Irish-American Celtic folk/punk band Flogging Molly is leaving California this April to once again dazzle Australia with their wild live performance tactics. Known for their distinctive fusion of traditional Irish music and often abrasive hard-hitting punk rock, their impassioned live show has won the hearts of many Aussies over the past two decades. They will continue in that vein, playing an assortment of shows in Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.



With 20 years of performing together under their belts, the music is mature, well crafted, equally polished and almost aggressively topical. It is filled with rousing songs that are timeless in their sentiment, but directly related to today’s most pressing concerns: politics, the economy, unemployment, planned boomtowns gone bust, immigration policies gone awry and much more.



Taking cues from Irish folk acts such as The Dubliners and The Pogues, Flogging Molly have clear influences from the Emerald Isle in their music. With a plethora of instruments on stage - including acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bodhráns, violin, tin whistle, banjo, mandolin, accordion, piano, concertina, bass guitar, drums and percussion - their powerful live performance is sure to entertain audiences across Australia this April.

Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real (US)- Sydney
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019
Lukas Nelson is returning to tour Australia with his band Promise Of The Real on the heels of tremendous accolades for his work on Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s ‘A Star Is Born’ soundtrack.



Since forming 10 years ago, the buzz surrounding Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real has been quietly intensifying. During that time, the singer/songwriter/guitarist and his bandmates have played hundreds of shows and major festivals all over the world and built a devoted following. Lukas’ profile continued to rise when he contributed three songs and heavenly vocals to his dad Willie Nelson’s 2012 album, Heroes, their voices blending with potent DNA. Then two years later, life took another turn skyward when Neil Young decided to make Promise of the Real his touring and studio band. Promise of The Real recently released their “Forget About Georgia” E.P. with a guest appearance by the angelic vocal duo Lucius, and a stunning cover of the David Bowie classic “Life On Mars?"
Drawing lineage from his father, Willie Nelson and surrogate uncles like Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, J.J. Cale and Neil Young, Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real have developed into a devastating, ‘can’t miss’ live act.

Inflatable Pool Days - Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Fri 26th Apr 2019
Macquarie Fields Leisure Centre are bringing back their "Inflatable Pool Days" these school holidays! Bring the kids down to the indoor pools, where they can cool down and have fun.

Cost: Pool admission only (no additional cost for pool inflatable fun!)
Easter Egg Hunt
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019
This Easter gather the family for an Easter egg hunt, fun games, plus art and craft activities!

All for free at Macquarie Fields Indoor Sports Centre. Come and join in on the fun!
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019 to Sat 27th Apr 2019
Christie Koppe directs the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Rabbit Hole which tells the heart-breaking story of Becca and Howie Corbett who have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Their wonderful cast includes: Imogen Morgan as Becca Corbett; Peter-William Jamieson as Howie Corbett; Rachel Giddens as Izzy (Becca's younger sister); Alison Chambers as Nat (Becca and Izzy's mother); Sam Wallace as Jason (a local teenager).
Easter Thursday – RnBae
Date Thu 18th Apr 2019
Get ready to get down and dirty in those Apple Bottom jeans as Jukebox Thursday's presents an extra special edition of RN'BAe at the beginning of their Easter Long Weekend Extravaganza!
Golden Ridge Animal Farm Easter Egg Hunt
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Sun 21st Apr 2019
A great day out with the kids

On arrival you can collect and colour in you little egg hunt bag!

Starting off the day with the great egg hunt!

After the egg hunt the children will swap their plastic eggs for prizes like chocolate Easter eggs, novelty toys and lollies.

Walk around the farm to feed the animals 

Enter the open paddock to pat and cuddle the baby goats.

Bookings Required
Good Friday Feast
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019
It's that time of year again, bring your appetite for their Annual Good Friday Feast! Get ready for a weekend of indulgence, they're keeping the doors open all weekend, and Friday night they're dishing up some special goodies.

Make sure to get in early, because they're closing at 10pm. (Good Friday Public Holiday Rules - sorry, it's a law).

They've got a big weekend planned ahead and they're starting to take bookings now.

Luddenham Easter Festival
Date Fri 19th Apr 2019 to Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Celebrate Easter at Luddenham Easter Festival.

The Luddenham Showground has plays host to the Luddenham Easter Festival each year.

The festival has free festival entry and free parking. There's all kinds of entertainment and rides, face painting and showbags and festival food available (costs vary).
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.
Schweppes All Aged Stakes Day
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Be trackside at Royal Randwick on Schweppes All Aged Stakes Day to celebrate the finale of Autumn Racing in Sydney.

Headlined by the Group One AUD600,000 Schweppes All Aged Stakes and the Group One AUD500,000 Moët and Chandon Champagne Stakes don't miss out on a day of celebration to mark the conclusion of Australia’s pinnacle racing event, and party the day away with award winning hospitality and live entertainment.

Enhance your race day experience with hospitality packages available now!

Leave the car at home as event tickets include travel to and from the races on Sydney trains, buses, ferries and light rail services. For more details visit the website.
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic- Sydney
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic will be ensuring that all Aussie fans have one last chance to see George perform live in Australia this April before his Funk-a-thon farewell to the land down under. He is sure to ‘Tear The Roof Off’’ with his Funk-melodies which still have a major influence and inspiration for today’s Hip-Hop and RnB artists.

Recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, George Clinton revolutionised R and B during the â€㮦s, twisting soul music into Funk by adding influences from several late 1960s acid heroes such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled music during the â€㮦s, capturing over 40 R and B hit singles and recording three platinum albums.

Clinton’s inspiration, dedication and determination resulted in the elevation of Funk music to complete recognition and acceptance as a true genre in and of itself.
Nahko and Medicine For The People (US)- Sydney
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Known for their exciting, high-energy and powerful live shows, Nahko And Medicine For The People’s upcoming performances are not to be missed.

Over the last five years, Nahko And Medicine For The People have continued to gather dedicated members of their global Medicine Tribe of fans as they spread their powerful musical message. They incorporate a variety of sounds that artfully merge rustic acoustic guitars, upbeat energy, tribal flavour, and fiery percussion with ponderous lyrics. Their album Hoka debuted at number 10 on Billboard’s Rock Albums Chart and number six on the Alternative Albums Chart.
Meshell Ndegeocello (US)- Sydney
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
American singer-songwriter, rapper, multi-instrumentalist and bassist, Meshell Ndegeocello is coming to Sydney! Over the past 25 years Meshell has received significant critical acclaim including 10 Grammy Award nominations and credit for helping spark the Neo-Soul movement.



Meshell’s music incorporates a wide variety of influences, including Funk, Soul, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Reggae and Rock and hit urban radio like a comet in 1993 with her debut ‘Plantation Lullabies’.

Known for her emotional live performances, Meshell finds something of herself to express in every song she performs live, be that an original or a cover – that is her special gift.



‘Ventriloquism’ is the latest album from Meshell Ndegeocello, which has all the hallmarks of all of Ndegeocello’s work – it is lush and investigative, subversive and sublime. As always, she pays tribute to her diverse influences and in these 11 covers, you hear them layered over one another. This reimagining affords not just a new musical experience but also a comment on the narrow expectations of sounds and structures for black artists and black music which we cannot wait to see performed live in Sydney this April.

Easter Saturday – Party Through The Decades
Date Sat 20th Apr 2019
Who's ready to shake it through the decades over Easter Long Weekend? Save the date for Saturday, April 20 and get ready for a night to remember.

Soda's favourite resident DJ's will be spinning through all your favourite bangers. Starting off the night with some jiving and bopping to 50's and 60's jams, disco dancing through the 70's, moonwalking through the 80's, grinding through the 90's, and pop lock and dropping it with a fat side of twerking to the 00's!
Egg-cellent Easter Trail at Elizabeth Farm
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Explore Elizabeth Farm on an Easter-inspired kids trail.

Try your hand at an 'egg-cellent' range of activities inspired by traditional Easter games including egg rolling, egg-and-spoon racing, a chicken hunt (of the non-chocolate variety) and a hot-cross bun ingredient challenge.

Get crafty at an Easter-inspired tinkering station and venture through the house to find the mischievous baby chicks. Meet some feathered friends at the Kindi Farm and explore the kitchen garden – an Easter bunny’s paradise.

When you have finished your trail, you can claim your chocolate treat.

Why not make a day of it and spread out on the lawn and enjoy a home-packed picnic or grab a bite to eat from the tea rooms.

For ages three and over
Egg-cellent Easter Trail at Vaucluse House
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Explore Vaucluse House on an Easter-inspired kids trail.

Try your hand at an 'egg-cellent' range of activities inspired by traditional Easter games including egg rolling, egg-and-spoon racing, a chicken hunt (of the non-chocolate variety) and a hot-cross bun ingredient challenge.

Get crafty at an Easter-inspired tinkering station and venture through the house to find the mischievous baby chicks. Meet their feathered friends at the Kindi Farm and explore the kitchen garden – an Easter bunny’s paradise.

When you have finished your trail, you can claim your chocolate treat.

Why not make a day of it and spread out on the lawn and enjoy a home-packed picnic or grab a bite to eat from the tea rooms.

For ages three and over.
Snarky Puppy (US)- Sydney
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
The New York based quasi-collective has gone from the best kept secret to one of the most respected names in instrumental music. Snarky Puppy seamlessly fuses a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with sonic and conceptual innovation in a way that can reach the most critical or most carefree audience.

Formed in Texas 12 years ago by exceptional young musicians, the band is a collective that is orchestrated by bassist Michael League, whose creative grass roots approach to a tougher than ever industry has developed a new model for independent artists.



Snarky Puppy is a collective of sorts with as many as 25 members in regular rotation. They each maintain busy schedules as session musicians (with such artists as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and D’Angelo), producers (for Kirk Franklin, David Crosby, and Salif Keïta), and solo artists (many of whom are on the band’s indie label, GroundUP Music). At its core, the band represents the convergence of both black and white American music culture with various accents from around the world.

Easter Carnival At Panthers
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Held in The Backyard, the Easter Carnival At Panthers is a family friendly event that everyone can enjoy with special guest, Easter Bunny and maybe even a glimpse of the famous Panthers, Penny and Scratch.

Kicking off from midday DJ Tamara kicks off the Easter Carnival with great family tunes and games for kids. Also available for the kids is a plaster activity and a petting zoo.

They'll will be Panthers famous hot cross bun eating competition at 2pm followed by the classic Easter Egg Hunt at 3pm.

As they fade into the evening, Panthers will have live music to ensure you party your way into the evening.

Panthers will have a range of carnival rides and food trucks for everyone.

Come down to Panthers and enjoy a day out.
Easter Sunday Long Weekend: Baby Got Back
Date Sun 21st Apr 2019
Baby Got Back is backing it up on Easter Sunday for a good old fashioned 90's house party.

The long weekend antics will begin from 6pm, and you can expect the best of the best R and B, hip-hop and classic 90's tunes. Get ready for bangers from the likes of Kid N Play, C and C Music Factory, Bobby Brown, Kris Kross, Bones Thugs-N-Harmony, Biggies, Pac, La Bouche, EBTG, Snap, New Jack Swing, Haddaway, Tony Toni Tone, the list goes on.
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!
Hozier Bluesfest Sideshows
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019 to Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Irish superstar Hozier is returning to Australia in April next year for very special shows in Sydney and Melbourne on top of his Bluesfest performance.

The Grammy-nominated artist returns to Australia more than three years on from sold-out concerts in Perth and across the East Coast of Australia that left audiences yearning for more. With a transformative live show, monstrous vocals and swelling harmonies, Hozier is a performer of the highest calibre, revered the world over.
Larkin Poe (US)- Sydney
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Originally from Atlanta, the now Nashville based sister duo are poised to make a mark all their own with the release of their fourth album Venom and Faith.

Unbound by tawdry embellishments, Larkin Poe infuse pop sensibilities into their sound, blending old-school elements of rock and soul with drum samples, hip-hop production values, and resonant lyrics like ‘California king-sized dreams in a twin bed’. Venom and Faith redefines what it means to make emotionally resonant music while also maintaining boundary-pushing musicality.

Creating their own brand of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll: gritty, soulful, and flavoured by their southern heritage, Larkin Poe are on the rise and rise.
Shakey Graves (US)- Sydney
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Shakey Graves a.k.a Alejandro Rose-Garcia was born in Austin Texas to a musical family and is best-known for playing a smoky, spectral fusion of blues, folk and rock in a stripped down one-man-band style established in 2007.

Shakey Graves live performances can be deceiving. Up to now, he’s been categorized as an Americana singer-songwriter, thanks to his traditionally rooted songs, fluent acoustic-guitar picking, Texas roots and from wearing his cowboy hat, looking like a one-man country band. But, the tag will undoubtedly be dismissed as restrictive and irrelevant once discerning listeners hear his radical new album performed live in Melbourne and Sydney this April.
Sydney Comedy Festival
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
In 2019, the Sydney Comedy Festival will celebrate its 15th year by delivering some of the finest comedians from all over the world to Australian shores for another huge event across four weeks from 22 April to 19 May.

The Festival will kick off in grand style with the spectacular Gala events at the Enmore Theatre on 23 April, Sydney Opera House and Riverside Theatres on 24 April and The Concourse on 25 April. With a dazzling line-up of the funniest international and local stars, the Gala is the perfect taste of what’s on offer throughout the festival.



Hilarity will abound at multiple venues across Sydney including the Factory Theatre, Sydney Town Hall, the Enmore Theatre, the Sydney Opera House, Giant Dwarf, Riverside Theatres and The Concourse.

The Sydney Comedy Festival continues to be the city’s largest annual comedy event and in 2018, welcomed over 120000 patrons.

Visit the Festival’s website for program information - the full program will be announced in late February.

Easter in the Garden
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
The Easter Bunny is taking over the Botanic Garden this Easter Monday!

He has set up a whole trail of activities for the kids and will be available for a photo shoot at the end of the trail. To keep the parents entertained, he has organised a whole market where they can browse, shop, and have snacks!

At the end of the day, they want to find out who has made the best Easter bonnet at the inaugural Easter Bonnet Parade around Lakeside Lawn, where chocolate prizes await for all participants.
JMC Presents: Tommy Emmanuel Masterclass
Date Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Australian legend and international superstar Tommy Emmanuel will be doing a very special performance and Q&A, presented by JMC Academy (Ages 18 +).

He is an iconic Australian who's been touring the world, playing solo guitar for over 20 years. From Nashville to Sydney to Tokyo to London. Over and over. Emmanuel's musicianship and artistry are so vast, they cannot be measured - he's a two time Grammy nominee, two time ARIA winner and nine time ARIA nominee. He can literally play anything and understands performing as deeply as he understands how to play the guitar.

On April 22, 2019, Keyboardist and JMC Lecturer Sam McNally (who first played with Tommy back in 1980 and then in Tommy’s own bands from 1987 to 1991) is proud to host an exclusive Masterclass with Tommy Emmanuel, for JMC Academy.

Sam McNally was a keyboardist with the Australian soul/funk group Stylus (released in the US through Motown Records), and worked with the great Aussie vocalist John Farnham, with 80’s super-group Air Supply, with Tim Finn (Crowded House) and many more Aussie and International superstars.
Des Bishop – The Comments Section – Sydney Comedy Festival
Date Tue 23rd Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
Des Bishop tries to be a good person, but it’s so hard to know if you’re doing the right thing nowadays. Is it ok to have strong opinions about sex being a cis, white, male? Is he woke, conformist or both? Pineapple on pizza—right or not?

Native New Yorker and one of Ireland’s most loved comedians, Des Bishop returns down under in 2019 with a brand-new hour of stand-up. His signature rapid-fire, open and inquisitive style brings in the laughs at a supersonic pace and makes you think! Unapologetic, charismatic and clever, Des Bishop is not to be missed.

"Edgy material snappy never sappy Bishop has judged this one beautifully." - The Age

5 stars - Time Out London

5 stars - The Guardian (UK)

4 stars - Herald Sun
Alexey Arkhipovskiy - Greatest Balakaika Player in the World
Date Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Presented by Lunin Show Productions.

Alexey Arkhipovskiy is one of the world's most talented and inspiring musicians.



Russian born musician Alexey, has mesmerised listeners around the globe with his majestic and talented style of balalaika playing.

Among the many folk instruments of Russia, the balalaika stands out as not just the most recognised, but also as a symbol of Russian culture. Recently, the balalaika featured heavily in the movie soundtrack for The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Often compared with Paganini or Hendricks, musicians who revolutionised the violin and guitar, Arkhipovskiy has also created a unique different style combining methods of revolutionary innovation.



Join Alexey for an unforgettable evening of music!

Free from style and genre frames, Alexey Arkhipovskiy is a must see!

Doors open at 6.30pm.

Foil Arms and Hog
Date Tue 23rd Apr 2019 to Thu 25th Apr 2019
Foil, Arms and Hog are on their way to Australia for the very first time.

With over 100 million hits on YouTube Foil, Arms and Hog are best known for their online videos, but their live show is what they are most proud of. Craic-ling is a fast-paced sketch show featuring a tutorial in how to hold a baby, a Gregorian chant about drunken monks and a step by step guide in how to kill an actor.

Behind The Scenes at Sydney Opera House
Date Wed 24th Apr 2019 to Fri 6th Dec 2019
Every morning, six days a week, our dancers take class. It helps them find new heights of technical excellence and maintain their peak fitness.

Get a privileged, in-theatre view of their training, with commentary by artistic staff, then sit in as their top dancers rehearse for an upcoming production.

Behind the Scenes is perfect for ballet lovers of all ages, and is a great school holiday activity.
Phil Jupitus Moore Park
Date Wed 24th Apr 2019
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser and television stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life.

Since last touring Scotland, Phill Jupitus has upped sticks and moved there. In this new show Sassy Knack, Phill shares yarns and thoughts from his time north of Hadrian’s Wall.
ANZAC Day Camden Commemoration Services
Date Wed 24th Apr 2019 to Thu 25th Apr 2019
The Camden RSL Sub Branch will be conducting services to commemorate the 104th Anniversary of the Landing at Gallipoli. On behalf of the President and members of the Camden RSL Sub Branch they invite you to attend any of the following services:

Carrington Centennial Care ANZAC Day Service will be conducted in the Flagpole Area of Carrington on 24 April, at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome.

Wivenhoe Retirement Village, 6 Hollyhock Avenue, Cobbitty - ANZAC Day Service will be conducted in the Recreation Centre on 24 April, at 2.30 pm. Everyone is welcome.

Camden RSL Sub Branch Dawn Service will be conducted in the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park Memorial Site, Cawdor Road, Camden, 5.15am sharp, Cawdor Road from Camden Sports Club to Barsden Street, will be closed from 4.45am until 7am. They request everyone to be seated by 5.15am.

Main ANZAC Day March and Community Service
Marchers will assembly in Elizabeth Street between Mitchell and Elizabeth Streets from 10am with the march commencing at 10.30am. Marchers will move from Elizabeth Street, down Arygle Street, follow Cawdor Road to the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park, for the commencement of the 2019 Camden Anzac Day Commemoration Service, commencing at 11am.
Annual Sydney International Bachata Festival
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Sydney International Bachata Festival is the world’s first ever Bachata Festival.

    The event comprises three days and four nights (including the Welcome Party) of Latin Dance Workshops, World-Class Performances, Prestigious Parties and an urban Bachata concert – the biggest Bachata concert in the Southern Hemisphere!
ANZAC Day
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
ANZAC Day is a national day of memorial in Australia, commemorating those who lost their lives in the First World War, and there are few better places to remember these brave soldiers than New South Wales (NSW).

Several ANZAC Day Dawn Services will be held on 25th April and if you choose to attend the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at The Cenotaph, Martin Place, you may wish to view the traditional ANZAC Day Parade which will commence at 9am in the Sydney CBD.

To conclude the ANZAC Day Parade, at approximately 12:30pm, a Commemoration Service will be held at the War Memorial in Hyde Park (South). All are welcome to attend the ceremony.
ANZAC Day March
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
Sydney's ANZAC Day March gives participating veterans and the general public an opportunity to honour those who served in the defence of Australia or its interests, especially remembering those who paid the supreme sacrifice or otherwise suffered as a result of their service.

The Order of March will be WWII veterans followed by Navy/Army/Air Force (in conflict order), civilians in support of Australian Troops, descendants of Australian veterans, Commonwealth and allies.

The ANZAC Day March begins at 9am at the intersection of Martin Place and Elizabeth Street. It travels down Elizabeth Street and finishes at the end of Hyde Park at Liverpool Street.

At the conclusion of the parade, at approximately 12.30pm, a commemoration service is held next to The Pool of Remembrance at the ANZAC War Memorial in Hyde Park South.
ANZAC Sunset Service Ceremony
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
This ceremony will start at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, at 5pm.

It will be a short service accompanied by the NSW Ambulance Service Band and followed by the lowering of the flags.

It brings to a conclusion the official ANZAC Day Commemorations in Sydney.

We owe it to those who have gone before, those who are yet to come as well as those who currently carry the flame to ensure the day is as dignified and respectful as possible by abiding by the agreed guidelines and directions of volunteer marshals at each of these important services and events.
Commemoration Service
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
The ANZAC Commemoration Service is held at the ANZAC Memorial, Hyde Park, adjacent to the Pool of Remembrance, commencing at 12.30pm.

The service has developed into an impressive dedication to ANZAC, usually attended by His Excellency the Governor, Premier of New South Wales, Leader of the Opposition, senior service representatives, invited guests and members of the community. In recent years a United Drumhead Service has been introduced. This year support is to be provided by cadets from The Scots College and a choir accompanied by the NSW Police Concert Band.

NSW Police Concert Band and the Scots College Massed Pipe Band traditionally provide music for the Commemoration Service and take post in the band bay and pool surrounds as directed.
ANZAC Day Dawn Service
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
The ANZAC Day dawn service at The Cenotaph in Sydney's Martin Place begins at 4.30am. Thousands gather in the pre-dawn darkness to honour fallen soldiers.

The dawn service includes a catafalque contingent, an Ode of Remembrance, Last Post bugle call, a minute's silence, a Reveille played on a bugle and the laying of wreaths.

The Ode of Remembrance (below) is taken from a poem written by the English poet Laurence Binyon. It was first published in The Times (London) on 21 September 1914 and has been recited at commemorative services since 1919.

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."

The audience then responds: "We will remember them."
St Albans Folk Festival
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019 to Sun 28th Apr 2019
It’s a great vibe, very well established and affordable fun festival. Come for the three days or just a day.

Located near Wisemans Ferry, (just one or two hours from Sydney, The Central Coast or Newcastle).

Four great performance venues clustered around camping areas and the historic Settlers Arms pub on the river.
Fabulous diverse musical acts, interesting workshops, craft and food stalls plus Jammers Heaven around the campsites and fun galore for the kids.

Ray LaMontagne: Sydney
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
The Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter will is make his long-awaited return Down Under after a 10-year hiatus, performing his intimate show with John Stirratt, bass player and founding member of Wilco.



Hitting the roads of Australia this April bringing his aptly named tour ‘Just Passing Through’, LaMontagne will highlight songs from his vast and varying body of work with his alternately lush vocals and intimately earthy live performance.

Ray LaMontagne- Sydney Second Show
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
The Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter will is make his long-awaited return Down Under after a 10-year hiatus, performing his intimate show with John Stirratt, bass player and founding member of Wilco.



Hitting the roads of Australia this April bringing his aptly named tour ‘Just Passing Through’, LaMontagne will highlight songs from his vast and varying body of work with his alternately lush vocals and intimately earthy live performance.

Phil Jupitus Marrickville
Date Thu 25th Apr 2019
Join stand-up comedian, poet, improviser, and television stalwart Phill Jupitus for over an hour of tales, laughs and diversions. Watch in delight and/or horror as this experienced funny man drags laughs out of the chaos of his own life.

Since last touring Scotland, Phill Jupitus has upped sticks and moved there. In this new show Sassy Knack, Phill shares yarns and thoughts from his time North of Hadrian’s Wall.
Air Supply – Orchestral
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
David Roy Williams, TEG Dainty and Nice Events are proud to announce a very special event when Air Supply, one of Australia's most loved and successful music exports, return to Australia and New Zealand in 2019.



Air Supply will perform all their great hits accompanied by their top-notch band and a twenty-piece orchestra. All-time classics such as 'Lost In Love', 'Love and Other Bruises' and 'All Out Of Love' will be given a truly sumptuous presentation from one of Australia's most successful musical exports.

See Eventfinda for more information.

Sevendust Australia and NZ Tour
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
The legendary Sevendust return to Australia in April next year to celebrate their 2018 Rise Records release 'All I See Is War'—a record that has energised fans all over the world. The iconic five-piece hard rock/metal outfit will visit Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth after rocking New Zealand with an exclusive show in Auckland.

Sevendust were formed in 1994 and up to this day, their connection with fans only grows stronger.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Lasers, Lightwaves and Illusions with Fizzics
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
Trip the light fantastic these holidays!

Discover how light really works as you explore illusions, rainbows, diffraction patterns and much more. This hands-on workshop will teach you how images form, why light can bend and crafty tricks that use the light spectrum. The course is run by Fizzics Education and is presented by a science educator.

Bookings essential

This program is presented by Fizzics Education as part of the Centennial Parklands holiday programs.

Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day! They will be getting messy, so please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

Pair this with Chemical Concoctions for a full day of science fun! Lunch will be from 12pm - 1pm and will be fully supervised by Fizzics Education.
Chemical Concoctions
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
Learn how to make elephant’s toothpaste, milk rainbows, gooey slime, fizzy potions, giant bubbles and more and more! Participate in a professional chemical science show and make slime to take home! Don’t forget to wear old clothes as you will be getting dirty.

This program is presented by Fizzics Education as part of the Centennial Parklands holiday programs.

Please bring a snack, a drink and a hat with you on the day! They will be getting messy, so please wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.
Salon Flamenco
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
An intimate salon for lovers of Flamenco. Adventurous, daring, new solo works connecting with the pulse of what’s piping-hot in Europe. The artists share a philosophy of practice that has not been articulated anywhere in Australia. Stay for an artist’s talk and vintage film exclusive to this inaugural event.

Annalouise Paul (Sydney) trained in flamenco and contemporary dance at Laban Centre, she creates choreographic works that explore identity and transformation through the intersections of traditional and contemporary forms. Maree Laffan (Perth) trained in modern dance and photography, her passion is to integrate art forms and broaden her artistic vocabulary.

Tomas Arroquero (Melbourne) is interested in the ongoing, lived and practical process of renegotiating flamenco's defining characteristics. Lisa Maris McDonell (Wollongong) has a multi-faceted practice which includes performance, choreography, video, sound, Flamenco, and therapeutic arts.

The Flying Nun is a showcase of the outcomes from Performing Arts residencies with Brand X at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre. By its very nature, they celebrate the fringe, alternative and contemporary counter-culture. Come and be the first audience to witness new work by local Artists fresh out of the rehearsal room.
Kanan Gill – Teetar
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
Indian stand-up comedy and YouTube superstar Kanan Gill is coming to Australia for the very first time with his solo show Teetar! In this personal, observational and deeply stupid follow-up to his wildly successful 2017 hour, Kanan juggles thoughts and ideas about everything from Julius Caesar’s death to bands and building societies. You’ll also learn what Teetar means.

After starting a career in software engineering, Kanan Gill has found incredible fame in a totally unrelated field. After making his start in stand-up Kanan joined forces with fellow comedian Biswa Kalyan Rath to launch their hugely popular YouTube series reviewing Bollywood films. The hilarious Pretentious Movie Reviews swiftly picked up tens of millions of views on YouTube, and every clip they upload still regularly collects views well into the millions. Kanan has since ventured into Bollywood himself, with a role in Noor starring Sonakshi Sinha.
Mustang Jerx – Easter Monday Newtown
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019
Tokyo’s premier Blues Punk trio, Mustang Jerx are returning to Australia this April/May to rip up Sydney, Orange and Melbourne for the release of their latest recording Easter Monday which was honed in a string of gigs up and down their homeland of Japan.

For close to 20 years Mustang Jerx have been slamming their unique brand of house rocking, foot stomping, rip roaring punk playing alongside Japanese legends Guitar Wolf, Electric Eel Shock, Jet Boys, King Brothers, The Neat Beats and Aussie icons Deniz Tek.
Batch Festival
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
Guess who's back? Batch is back!

Griffin Theatre Company presents a three-week fiesta of the freshest, wildest and most inventive new shows in Sydney. An exciting crop of storytellers, poets, comedy artists and non-traditional performance makers will take over the iconic Stables stage—and when it all gets too exciting you can refresh yourself with hand-crafted beers care of Batch Brewing Co.
Avenue Q
Date Fri 26th Apr 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
North Shore Theatre Company (NSTC) is ready to send its loyal audience into side-splitting laughter when it brings puppet musical comedy Avenue Q. Winner of the Tony Triple Crown for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book, the hilarious Avenue Q tells the timeless story of a recent college graduate trying to find his way in the world.

Set in New York City we are introduced to fresh-faced Princeton as he struggles to find his purpose: meeting friends, finding love, losing love, and finding it again along the way. Inspired by the beloved children’s show Sesame Street, Avenue Q creates a puppet-filled world that is a little more reflective of the difficult, R-rated realities that we face upon learning that real life isn’t as simple as we dreamed it might be—but perhaps, suggests Avenue Q, life is all the more colourful and worthwhile for it.

This critically-acclaimed musical is strictly for adults only despite featuring puppets and is R-rated.
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.
Secrets of the Seed Vault
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019 to Sat 25th May 2019
You might have heard about the Doomsday Seed Vault buried in the ice in Norway but did you know there was an equally important seed vault located in South-West Sydney?

Their standard tours are free, but they only look at the public areas of the vault, but they are now offering behind the scenes tours where you can go into the vault itself, inspect the amazing equipment used to do the research and preservation work at PlantBank and learn all about the vital science that is taking place here in South-West Sydney.

Bookings are essential.
Dizzy Wright – Nobody Cares, Work Harder Australian Tour
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Independent rap mainstay and Still Movin’ CEO, Dizzy Wright, is bringing his unmatched energy to and throughout Australia this April with his ‘Nobody Cares, Work Harder Tour’ featuring special guest DJ Hoppa.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Sounds of Afrobeats Festival
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
The return of Australia's largest Afrobeats Festival – Sounds of Afrobeats Festival returns! Their team of selectors on the day include: Squat, Kimani, Fasmwa, Ovo, K2thac, Naiki, Kristelle, Marcaida, The Real Change.
Limited tickets available so get in quick!
Bush Explorers - Marvels of Migration Simmos Beach Reserve
Date Sat 27th Apr 2019
Join them for a morning bird-walk to look and listen for honeyeaters and other bush-birds as they head through the region on their autumn migration Council in partnership with Simmos Beach Bushcare Group will be hosting an autumn bird-walk at Simmos Beach Reserve, Macquarie Fields.

Join them for a morning bird-walk looking into the amazing world of bird migration, learn about the secrets of bird navigation and to look and listen for migrating bush-birds such as honeyeaters, wattlebirds and silvereyes as they head northwards and coastwards to their warm winter homes.

Walking grade: Grade Two Easy-Moderate.



Participants are advised to please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and seasonally appropriate clothing and bring a bottle of water, and if you have them, camera and binoculars to help you get the best out of your wildlife spotting.

MS Walk and Fun Run
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The MS Walk and Fun Run is an enjoyable, healthy way to join family, friends and thousands of other enthusiastic supporters in a fun day out. By taking part in this fantastic event you will be supporting people living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

    The Sydney MS Walk and Fun Run starts and finishes at Metcalfe Park, Pyrmont.

    Your entry fee covers the cost of staging the event so every dollar you fundraise will go directly to support people living with multiple sclerosis.
SBR Swim.Bike.Run
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
This amazing new concept is Not the traditional swim, bike, run.

Taking place at Penrith Lakes Regatta Centre with a three-round format. The event is structured to test both the speed and endurance of every level of athlete offering athletes the opportunity to participate in a multi-round format comprising of short and sharp multi-leg events.

SBRX3 will be a maximum three rounds (Single for Super Sprint level athletes, Double for Sprint level athletes and Triple for the Standard distance athlete and above), with each round commencing on the hour and wave starts according to your age group. As the global sport of triathlon is forever changing, they are excited to allow their participants the opportunity to race like the icons of sport.
Giants Netball v NSW Swifts
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
Suncorp Super Netball in NSW for 2019 will kick off with a massive Derby Clash between local rivals, Giants Netball and the NSW Swifts.

Expect 60 minutes of intense competition as the Giants and Swifts go head-to-head for the first win of the 2019 season and home state bragging rights!

One of the most highly anticipated contests on the Suncorp Super Netball calendar, you will not want to miss this fierce season-opener at Qudos Bank Arena!

It’s Team Giants v Team Swifts. It’s The Derby.
General Motors Display Day
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
Cars and commercial displays to delight any automobile lover.

Display includes: Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Oakland, Pontiac, Vauxhall, Opel, Bedford, Holden (48 and FJ only).

Free entry to spectators for display presented by the GM Display Day Committee of NSW held on the grounds of The Museum of Fire.

Admission excludes Museum entry.

The Museum of Fire is one of the most popular family attractions in Penrith. Home to an impressive collection of fire-fighting vehicles and memorabilia, there's enough here to keep even the littlest firefighters interested and occupied for hours. The Museum has one of the largest fire collections in the world. It features a rotating display of historic fire engines dating from the late 18th century up to the 1980s, along with uniforms, phones and radio and alarm systems, firefighting tools and protective equipment.

Mustang Jerx – Easter Monday Sydney
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
Tokyo’s premier Blues Punk trio, Mustang Jerx are returning to Australia this April/May to rip up Sydney, Orange and Melbourne for the release of their latest recording Easter Monday which was honed in a string of gigs up and down their homeland of Japan.

For close to 20 years Mustang Jerx have been slamming their unique brand of house rocking, foot stomping, rip roaring punk playing alongside Japanese legends Guitar Wolf, Electric Eel Shock, Jet Boys, King Brothers, The Neat Beats and Aussie icons Deniz Tek.

Rounding off their Sydney leg, Mustang Jerx will take centre stage alongside Tshitaki and Crosson.
Candle Making Workshop
Date Sun 28th Apr 2019
Whether you are wanting to enjoy some time-out, learn a new skill or spend time being creative then this is the workshop for you.

This three hour workshop includes five assorted vessels that you will be able to take home with you on the day.

This class is limited to eight attendees so get in quick!
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.
NSW Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow
Date Tue 30th Apr 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
The NSW Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow is the place to find all the latest and greatest caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers, slide ons, camping equipment, tents, holiday park displays, tourism displays, caravan, four wheel drive and touring accessories, and much more.

On for six big days with over 300 Exhibitors and hundreds of brands, there is always something new to see and do at the Supershow.

Whether you’re new to caravan and camping and wanting to discover what’s available or an avid enthusiast wanting to update your equipment, you’re sure to find something to suit.

For more information, visit the Supershow website.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour Cremorne
Date Tue 30th Apr 2019 to Fri 3rd May 2019
The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace for four huge nights.

The 2019 Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking story lines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

Presented by World Expeditions.

For more details visit the website.
Data Science Summit
Date Tue 30th Apr 2019 to Fri 3rd May 2019
People have reached a critical mass with data, where information is coming from seemingly endless sources and in a variety of forms. Your ability to master the complexity, accuracy and scope of information will determine the potential of your organisation’s data function in this pivotal environment. The challenges of data science may appear unconquerable, but the opportunities you have to unlock value and boost the bottom-line are unparalleled.

With the right skills, strategy and support, you’ll be able to optimise your data streams and delve deep to uncover estimable insights. Hear from a cross-section of private enterprise organisations, universities and government agencies who will forecast trends and explore the essential skills needed to ignite the tremendous value of data science within your organisation.
Art Master Class with Beverly Allen
Date Tue 30th Apr 2019 to Fri 3rd May 2019
A four day contemporary botanic art class with multi-award-winning artist Beverly Allen

Working with one plant subject, this class will build your skills by the demonstration of techniques from initial washes to dry brush detail and finishing, and through individual instruction. The emphasis will be on close observation, accurate drawing, the many subtleties of colour and use of light to create a three dimensional painting. Suitable for intermediate to advanced students, or those with drawing skills and experience in other media.

Beverly has shown annually at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney ‘Botanica’ Exhibition since 1999, and exhibits internationally. Her work is held in private collections including the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Isaac and Alisa Sutton Collection, as well as at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation USA, the Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library, the Highgrove Florilegium for the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Sydney.

She was awarded a Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s exhibition in 2007 and in 2010 was awarded the inaugural Gold Medal for Botanical Art by the New York Botanic Gardens.
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.
Ocean Talks: Spirit of Adventure
Date Thu 2nd May 2019
Meet Justin Jones, or Jonesy, best known for kayaking 3,000 kilometres across the ditch from Australia to New Zealand with James Castrission in 2007. Since then he has made a career of undertaking epic record-setting expeditions including skiing to the south pole and back and walking across the Australian outback with his one year old daughter.

Be prepared for Jonesy to take you on an emotional journey in what’s sure to be a fascinating evening of storytelling. From the desperation of being stuck in a current whirlpool in the middle of the ocean – ten metre waves crashing all around, the hunger as your body slowly breaks down in an unrelenting blizzard in Antarctica, and the oppressive heat of the outback as a plague of flies tests your sanity, you’ll be amazed at his stunning adventures.

Jonesy uses experiences from three of his major expeditions in a fun and informative journey into what adventure has to teach everyone, how you can apply it to your own lives and why people need to nurture the adventurous spirit in them.

The evening will be hosted by the Maritime Museum’s Emily Jateff, Curator of Ocean, Science and Technology.
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.

Major earthmoving companies from around the world have their latest machinery and technology on show. As well as showing the latest technology in equipment and machinery, the Expo features international representatives from construction services, infrastructure remediation, financial services and many other services associated with the earthmoving industry.

This expo is a family friendly event, with attractions for the whole family include competitions, demonstrations, , amusements and a wide selection of food.
Film Screening and Q and A – Blue
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Blue is the story your generation need to hear. The industrialisation that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, mirrors the events that triggered mass extinctions on land. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. The very nature of the sea is being irretrievably altered.

Blue is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice. Our ocean has been the guardian of life on earth. Now it is your turn to be guardians for the ocean.
Camden Art Prize
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Fri 10th May 2019
The Camden Art Prize is held annually to promote the visual arts within the local government area of Camden and district, and to broaden and stimulate community perception of art with particular reference to Australian works.

Exhibition dates and times;

Friday 3 May - official opening 8pm doors open 7.30pm.
Saturday 4 May – 10am to 6pm.
Sunday 5 May - 10am to 5pm.
Monday 6 May – 12.30pm to 5pm.
Tuesday 7 May - 12.30pm to 5pm.
Wednesday 8 May - 12.30pm to 5pm.
Thursday 9 May - 12.30pm to 6pm.
Friday 10 May - 12.30pm to 4pm.
Get Fit For Bats - The Big Bat Walk
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Enjoy the twilight in Centennial Parklands and learn about one of their inhabitants.

Join them for a two kilometre twilight walk around Lachlan Swamp.

Their rangers will talk to your groups about their bat colony - you will observe the beautiful fly-out of the fruit bats and you'll listen for the echo-locating calls of microbats as they hunt for bugs. If you are lucky you might not only see the beautiful bats but also other nocturnal friends in the park.

Wildlife preservation is a major task of environmental work. You will support volunteers as all profits from this event will go to the Centennial Parklands Foundation and environmental projects in the park.

Festival UnWrapped
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Festival UnWrapped features five critically acclaimed works from some of Australia’s most admired contemporary performance makers.

From cabaret to dance, theatre and more, prepare for the unexpected. This is your chance to dive into the very best independent Australian performance!

Festival UnWrapped, May 2019 includes:

Ali McGregor’s ‘Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird’, the fascinating story and exquisite music of legendary Peruvian soprano, Yma Sumac, famous for her five-octave range, mambo and exotica albums, and larger-than-life personality.

‘My Urrwai’, a deeply personal journey into the life stories, family and culture of Torres Strait Island dancer, comic, teacher, TV star and sometime guitarist, Ghenoa Gela.

‘PARTY (verb)’, a joyful celebration of halcyon party nights, revelry and togetherness from trailblazing performance artist and photographer William Yang accompanied by live music from DJs Stereogamous.

‘The Director’, charismatic ex-funeral director Scott Turnbull and artist and creator Lara Thoms disclose and demystify the macabre and sometimes playful elements of the ‘death industry’.

‘Playlist’, PYT Fairfield’s powerful work exploring the state of feminisms through pop culture and music.
Central Coast Garden Ramble
Date Fri 3rd May 2019
Spend a day at the central coast exploring three wonderful private gardens with the designers and growers that live there.

Join Foundation and Friends for a coach tour visiting three incredible private gardens in the central coast, just over an hour north of Sydney.
First stop is Living Edge Garden and Nursery, Peats Ridge, run by David Fripp and Blake Jolley.

View their private collection of un-matched sub-tropics treasures that will open your eyes to the vast band width of planting that fits this growing condition. Next door is Kawana Gardens and Nursery. The gardens have a spectacular maple collection, but it’s the way that small, medium and large shrubs are combined that really sets this garden apart.

After lunch at the Bamboo Budda, they head to the Sea Changer at Forrester's Beach, owned and designed by Peter Nixon. The Gardens comprise cool sub-tropic combinations very suited to Sydney coastal near frost free conditions, with high textural contrasts, foliage colour and seasonal flowers.

Included: transportation, morning tea, lunch, and entry fees into the gardens and nursery.

A Murder Story Retold In Three Symphonic Vignettes
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sat 4th May 2019
In this suburban murder story told and retold, a domestic helper gets revenge on an abusive host by fatal poisoning. Set to classical symphonic pieces, the narrative warps and shifts with each retelling based on the music chosen for each vignette.

Ninefold is a Sydney-based theatre ensemble and PACT's resident company for 2018-19. Founded by Shy Magsalin (member of the International Suzuki Company of Toga), the ensemble was formed to investigate highly rigorous and disciplined performance making.

The Flying Nun is a showcase of the outcomes from Performing Arts residencies with Brand X at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre. By its very nature, they celebrate the fringe, alternative and contemporary counter-culture. Come and be the first audience to witness new work by local Artists fresh out of the rehearsal room.
Folk by Tom Wells
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Sister Winnie’s no ordinary nun. She’s feisty, irreverent and has a soft spot for a pint of Guinness. Her front room is a haven for socially awkward Stephen, who shares her passion for folk music. Their world is suddenly shattered – literally – when wayward and rebellious Kayleigh throws a brick through the window, bringing chaos into their lives. Each of them is keeping a secret and as confidences are shared, ever-optimistic Winnie concocts a harebrained scheme to help her friends unleash their creative talent on the world.

From the writer of The Kitchen Sink, Tom Wells’ funny and moving play brings together a classic trio of misfits with heart, humour and song. With Libby Asciak, Gerard Carroll and Genevieve Lemon, don’t miss this surprising and poignant tale.
Finders Keepers Market Sydney: Autumn Winter
Date Fri 3rd May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
The Finders Keepers returns to Barangaroo for three huge days from 3 - 5 May.

They are Australia’s favourite design and makers market, and continue their commitment to community and conscious shopping. Discover 200+ stalls featuring unique work from local and interstate creatives plus food and entertainment all weekend.

There's happy hour at the bar on Friday from 3pm - 5pm and shopping into the night until 9pm. The market magic then continues Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm. Join them in supporting small creative business!

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.
Sydney 10
Date Sat 4th May 2019
The Sydney 10 is a 10 kilometre, 5 kilometre and 2 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.
Spartan Race Sydney
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
In May next year Spartan Australia is coming back to where it all began! The world’s best obstacle race will be returning once more to its home in Picton. Epic hills, a course deemed the best 2018 international Spartan Race, and all their signature obstacles (with a few surprises) will make Spartan Sydney the biggest and most exciting Spartan event yet!

Spartan is all about getting off the fence and committing to a real challenge. No one ever got fit or had an epic weekend lying on the couch. So, commit to Spartan Sydney and get ready to run through mud, swim through dams, and conquer obstacles such as the Olympus, the Spear Throw, the Hercules Hoist, the Rings and many more!

Think you’re not fit enough? Think again! Spartan Sydney’s got a race and a challenge for all fitness levels – from beginner to elite! If you’re just starting out, try the five kilometre Sprint, and if you’re a regular, step it up a notch and conquer the 21 kilometre Beast!

Get your team together, register today and they’ll see you on the start line!
Convict 100
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Back for its 15th year the Convict 100 is one of Australia's most challenging MTB marathon races following the historic Convict Trail through the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. The course features a mix of fast fire trail, technical rock gardens, spectacular ridgeline views, rocky descents and the infamous kayak bridge. With a 100 kilometre, 68 kilometre and 44 kilometre distance on offer there is a distance to suit all skill and fitness levels.
Convict 100 MTB Race
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Back for its 15th year the Convict 100 is one of Australia's most challenging MTB marathon races following the historic Convict Trail through the Dharug and Yengo National Parks. The course features a mix of fast fire trail, technical rock gardens, spectacular ridgeline views, rocky descents and the infamous kayak bridge. With a 100km, 68km and 44km distance on offer there is a distance to suit all skill and fitness levels.
Joel Creasey – Drink. Slay. Repeat. – Sydney Comedy Festival
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Joel Creasey has had a huge 2018. He has hosted Eurovision, Mardi Gras on SBS and 'Take Me Out' on Channel 7. You may have also watched his 'Famewhore' special on Network 10 and spotted him as a team captain on 'Show Me The Movie'. Have you seen his stand-up special on Netflix yet? Look, clearly he's pissed someone off over at Channel 9. He also bought a house and dates a supermodel. Slay!

He's got it worked out, right? Oh you couldn't be more wrong. You know how behind every amazing Instagram photo you post are 100 that simply weren’t Insta-worthy? Well, behind every one of these sparkling achievements are the unfiltered, chaotic and hilarious stuff ups that plague Joel's daily life and have become a staple of his stand-up act.

So strap in for a night of filthy, dishy and dirty stories from Australia's showbiz darling!

Presented by Live Nation.
Arcadia Markets
Date Sat 4th May 2019
A great event is planned celebrating connections, community and history.

50 high quality stalls featuring handmade, unique items, art, craft and gourmet food.

Dural and District Historical Society members will be on hand to answer questions and various items of memorabilia, photographs and maps will be on display in one of the original buildings at Arcadia Public School.
Marian Street Theatre for Young People
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Mon 24th Jun 2019
Inspiring creative expression and skills in theatre, Marian Street Theatre for Young People (the Drama Experts) offers drama for ages five to adults in a professional theatre company environment. Established over 45 years ago, the classes focus on developing skills and knowledge including voice, movement, improvisation, script work, characterisation and much more. Beginners and advanced classes available.

Uniquely, they invite students over 12 years to audition for their Children's Theatre productions. They have two or three children's productions each year, often based on classic fairy tales. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for young people to experience working in a professional theatre environment led by experienced industry professionals.

This is an excellent option for either local residents, or families making an extended stay in Sydney to be involved in drama and a renowned drama facility.
Menezes Pilates Fascia Roller Workshop
Date Sat 4th May 2019
For athletes with tight muscles, weekend warriors and everyone in between! Workshop conducted by Australia's Pilates pioneer, Allan Menezes.

Spaces strictly limited. Bookings are essential - contact them for more information.

Exclusive to the Pilates Institute, the Menezes Pilates Core Fascia Roller is very different to your normal foam roller. With small ridges on the surface, it is specifically designed to get into the fascia of the body to release tight muscles and relieve tension.

Please note: This workshop is not suitable for those with acute injuries or back problems - please contact them to check your eligibility.
May Beer Class – Fun and Food
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Get ready to send off autumn and welcome in winter the only way they know how. With one of their much-anticipated Beer Classes and plenty of adults only, indoor fun! There will be games, trivia, lots of hands-on interaction and of course many, many beers to taste.

As usual, the menu has been curated to incorporate the very best of autumn's flavours and will be perfectly paired with some fantastic craft beers. So get your most fun people together and grab yourselves a spot for an afternoon of fun.

Purchase your tickets now, and come meet some new friends, or bring along the ones you already have. Everyone's welcome.
NSW Masters Rowing Championships
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
The NSW Masters sees competitors aged from 27 to those in their mid to late eighties race over 1000 metres at the home of rowing for the 2000 Olympic Games.

Racing is conducted across eights, coxless fours, quad sculls as well as double sculls and single sculls.

Pack a picnic and come along to see the action on water.
Relay For Life - Penrith
Date Sat 4th May 2019 to Sun 5th May 2019
Relay For Life is a fun and moving overnight experience that raises vital funds for the Cancer Council’s research, prevention, information and support services.

Relay is a chance for the Penrith community to recognise and celebrate local cancer survivors, patients and their carers, to honour and remember loved ones lost to cancer and to raise money to help save more lives.

Join the thousands of Australians who take part in Cancer Council’s Relay For Life each year in the fight against cancer and have some fun yourself.
Bush Explorers - Spotlighting Animals of the Night Tour Smiths Creek Reserve
Date Sat 4th May 2019
Join them for their Autumn spotlighting animals in the night tour and search for some of their unique native animals in the night!

Campbelltown City Council in partnership with the Smiths Creek Bushcare Group, will be hosting an Autumn Spotlighting Animals in the Night Tour at Smiths Creek Reserve, Ruse.

Join them to hear about the great work that is happening in the reserve and then see the bushland come to life by taking a guided night spotlighting walk along the tracks and fire trails. They will search for some of the unique animals of the night including possums, wallabies, owls, gliders and maybe even one of the resident koalas!

Participants are advised to arrive approximately 10 minutes before the start time and enter through the single gate to the south of the main sporting building. Participants are advised to please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and warm clothing and bring a bottle of water, a torch and binoculars so you don't miss out on spotting our elusive animals of the night!

Walking Grade Two: Easy
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!
Aboriginal Art Class
Date Sun 5th May 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.

NSW Swifts v Adelaide Thunderbirds
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Having done the double over the Adelaide Thunderbirds in 2017 and 2018, the NSW Swifts will be bracing themselves for a fired-up South Australian side in their first Suncorp Super Netball home game of the year. Two of the oldest and most successful teams in Australian netball, this is a clash that promises to deliver.

It’s time for the Swifts Family to come together and welcome the Swifts back to the Quaycentre in 2019.
Paws in the Park
Date Sun 5th May 2019
The next Paws in the Park will be held on Sunday 5 May 2019 at the Camden Bicentennial Equestrian Park.

More information to come soon.
My Kids Market Hornsby
Date Sun 5th May 2019
My Kids Market NSW is the original and largest market for families to buy, sell and recycle preloved babies and kids’ items.

Stallholders can earn some extra cash by recycling their families gently used baby and kid’s goods. It’s a great way to declutter your home and help reduce landfill.

Shoppers will enjoy huge savings on all the popular brands of boys and girls clothing, toys, shoes, puzzles, books, prams, highchairs and other nursery items.

Everything families need can be bought and sold at My Kids Market including baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, rockers and other nursery items.



The Market caters to all baby and kids needs from pregnancy and newborns to approximately seven years of age.

The Market is held indoors and is a great day out for the whole family with free kid’s activities being held all morning!

Cash only, no ATM on site so come prepared with lots of cash. Shopper entry AUD4 Adults, children are free.

Pre Loved and Business Stalls are welcome. For more details or to book a stall head to the website.

Spartan Kids Sydney
Date Sun 5th May 2019
This May, Spartan Australia is taking the world's best kids obstacle race back to where it all began, Picton!

Kids will run, balance, walk, crawl and climb their way through a fun-filled obstacle course that helps them understand what it’s like to be a Spartan! The races have been specifically designed to be suitable for kids of all ages and fitness levels.

Their specially built Kids courses are designed to build resilience and self-confidence. Get your kids away from the screen and into play time these school holidays with a Spartan Kids course featuring Spartan obstacles, plenty of mud, and a whole load of fun!

Register your kids today and they'll see you on the start line!
NSW Swifts vs Adelaide Thunderbirds
Date Sun 5th May 2019
The NSW Swifts will be bracing themselves for a fired-up South Australian side in their first Suncorp Super Netball home game of the year. Two of the oldest and most successful teams in Australian netball, this is a clash that promises to deliver.
Crown Group Australian Badminton Open
Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    The Crown Group Australian Badminton Open is an HSBC BWF World Tour Super 300 tournament, awarding USD150,000 in prize money.

    Top players from around the globe will meet in Sydney to compete for the Australian Open titles and gain valuable ranking points to qualify for the finale, the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals which carries a USD1.5 million prize.

    The HSBC BWF World Tour circuit will be attracting the world's top-ranked players in singles (mens and womens) and doubles (mens, womens and mixed).

    This is the time to grab your tickets and watch live action as the competition unfolds for local and international competitors.

Post Malone Australian Tour
Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Thu 9th May 2019
History-making, multi-platinum megastar Post Malone is gearing up to give Australian audiences the time of their lives when they get the chance to catch him live on stage in April and May next year. Last performing down under in January as part of FOMO Festival 2018, he will return in 2019 with a mammoth 10-date arena spectacle off the back of his latest album Beerbongs and Bentleys.
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: Darlington
Date Tue 7th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
The original and the best mountain film festival is coming back to Sydney Seymour Centre for five massive nights.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour showcases over 2.5 hours of the most enthralling mountain adventure films that will have you planning your next adventure before the credits roll.

The tour is hot on the heels of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world, the Banff Mountain Festival, which takes place every November in the mountain town of Banff, in Canada.

More than 300 of the world’s best mountain sport, culture, environment, adventure, and exploration films are shown during the week-long event. A selection of award winners and audience favourites then tours the globe, visiting 390 communities and 35 countries as part of the festival’s official world tour.

This year, the Australian line-up features two-and-a-half hours of captivating short films shot in some of the most wild and remote corners of the world. The program is packed full of mesmerising cinematography, thought-provoking storylines and adrenaline-inducing action sequences.

Presented by World Expeditions.

For more details, visit Banff Mountain Film Festival website.
Jane Goodall: Rewind the Future
Date Wed 8th May 2019
Once more gracing these shores is the iconic, inspirational and inimitable Dr Jane Goodall for her Australian tour, Rewind the Future, in May 2019.

The similarities between animals and humans might seem obvious now (see: any major political race or the state of reality television), but this was not always the case. Dr Jane Goodall uncovered the complexity of social and familial life within groups of wild chimpanzees, highlighting the connection between humans and our closest living relatives.

Through her groundbreaking work in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park, Dr Goodall redefined how scientists interact with the wild, contributing to one of the greatest studies of primates the world has ever seen. She has lamented that Tarzan married the wrong Jane.

Dr Goodall’s quest for animal welfare and conservation is as relevant now as it ever has been. With the shifts in global climate displacing not only chimpanzees but thousands of other species (including humans), her message of compassion and environmental responsibility is incredibly pertinent for 2019 and beyond.

Join Think Inc. and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia in celebrating the amazing life of one of the greatest scientific figures of the time. #ThinkGoodall
Human Nature 'Little More Love: A 30-Year Celebration' Tour
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Australia's most-popular vocal group, Human Nature, are making a triumphant return home in 2019.

They will embark on a dazzling national tour that will form a celebration for their loyal fans on the eve of the group's amazing 30 years of making music together.

Fresh from their smash hit Las Vegas headlining residency - where they have performed in excess of a staggering 1770 shows - Human Nature's Toby Allen, Phil Burton, and brothers Andrew and Michael Tierney, will perform a collection of their iconic back catalogue together with instant-hits from their new album, Romance Of The Jukebox.

Human Nature's "Little More Love" tour will be their biggest live show ever produced. Kicking off on the Gold Coast on 26 April 2019, taking in Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle and concluding in Sydney on Friday 10 May.
American Psycho - The Musical
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Fri 14th Jun 2019
Based on the novel American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis, which also inspired the 2000 film starring Christian Bale, this bold new musical will have its Australian Premiere at the Hayes Theatre Co from May 2019.

American Psycho - The Musical tells the story of Patrick Bateman, a young, handsome and wealthy investment banker living in the epicentre of excess, Manhattan, NYC, during the Wall Street boom of the late 1980s. With impeccable taste and unquenchable desires, Patrick, your unreliable narrator, and his elite group of friends spend their days in designer labels in chic restaurants and exclusive clubs. But at night, Patrick takes part in a darker indulgence, and his glamorous facade of sanity starts to slip.

With a book by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale) and music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and featuring classic 80s hits from Phil Collins, Tears for Fears, New Order and Huey Lewis and the News, American Psycho - The Musical is a pitch black comedy about what it means to be alive in the world you live in.
Amy Shark Headline Show
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Australia's award-winning indie pop artist Amy Shark will be playing two of her biggest shows to date in Sydney and Melbourne next May! She will be performing tracks from her critically-acclaimed debut album Love Monster.

Amy will be joined by Melbourne rock band Slowly Slowly and the up-and-coming teenage Sydney four-piece Erthlings. The shows will definitely be a showcase of rising Australian talent alongside a standout artist whose dominating presence shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

Presented by Live Nation.

Grab your tickets now!
Catch a Rising Comic Late Show - Starring Joe White
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
BonkerZ Comedy Club presents Catch A Rising Comic! Over the last 12 years, BonkerZ and Comedy Court, have introduced some of the countries funniest up and comers in the comedy scene. In 2019, they introduced monthly Rising Star Late Shows. These late night shows will feature some of the hottest Solo Artist or sometimes, groups of up and comers to the comedy scene. Freaky funny and wild. Hold on tight people. Join a different featured Artist or Artists, each month, for a late night of "What the heck was that?" Located inside Australia's coolest and funniest Comedy Club (BonkerZ).

BonkerZ Catch A Rising Star Late Show. See them while they're Fresh, Funny and still Affordable.

This Months featured Rising Star: Joe White. All the way from Ethiopia, Joe White has Headlined in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide and now Brisbane. Born in Ethiopia and raised in Australia, Joe White is now 30 and has matured like a good red. With Sold out shows including his "Ethiopian and Not Hungry" Tour which attracted hundreds of people.
10 Comics for 15 Bucks
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 10th Aug 2019
BonkerZ presents 10 Comics for 15 Bucks. "Priceless Laughs, For Less Price!" Celebrating over 12 years of supplying the country with funny people. Join a wild bunch of 10 funny people from around the globe, for 75 minutes of non-stop laughs, for a price that won't send you to the poor house. Two Shows 7pm and 8.45pm. That's right, 10 Comics for 15 Bucks * (Door prices slightly higher). All advance seats are only AUD15 Bucks.

What's that? You want to be placed in the Non-Pick on Section plus a drink of your choice to go with that and discount city parking at Centro Cinema Parking on Kent Street? Just add another 10 Bucks. What?, You want Dinner, Drink, Show and discount city parking in the VIP Non pick on section? How about 50 Bucks for everything! Total! Wow!
Stars over the Garden - Astronomy Night
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Come and enjoy the beautiful Garden under a starry sky! You will learn about Western and Aboriginal views of the night sky.

Dr Luke Barnes, astronomer at Western Sydney University will introduce you to the night sky over Mount Annan and the Macarthur Astronomical Society will bring out their telescopes so you can experience the best views.

Their Aboriginal educators from Shared Knowledge will share their dreamtime stories about Australian sky and talk about how the visibility of certain star signs influences their lives.

If the weather permits you will have the opportunity to watch the stars and planets close up through the telescopes.

A glass of wine will round up an amazing night experience.

Venue: Meeting Point is the Bowden Centre Parking is available on the visitor car park.

Age: Adults (children 11+ years of age may also attend if accompanied by an adult, they will also need a ticket)

No walk-ins. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No refunds unless event is cancelled. Tickets can be shown on mobile devices or printed out.
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody Greatest Hits Tour Hurlstone Park
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Hot on the trail of the Queen movie, Thomas Crane and Bohemian Rhapsody are back to tour in 2019 with their Greatest Hits tour.



Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody, seen as the best Queen show in Australia if not the world, is bringing to Australia their new show, The Greatest Hits Tour.

Thomas with his hot band Bohemian Rhapsody bring back to life the visual excitement, sound and stage energy as witnessed at a Queen concert.

Beatches
Date Fri 10th May 2019 to Sat 11th May 2019
Aging goddesses of the Silver Screen. A legendary feud. A bitter brawl. An unlikely alliance?

Liesel has been making theatre and live performance work for the last 20 years. In 1999 she founded her company Loose Canon Arts and with this company have made work (writing, producing, devising, performing) for young audiences and toured extensively and annually throughout Australia, Asia and the Middle East. Since graduating from the School of Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong Drew has worked internationally as an actor, writer and director. Drew has had a long association with actress/comedian Kate Smith and together they have written and performed three plays – Bangers and Mash, The No Chance in Hell Hotel and The Unspeakable Itch- the first two of which toured extensively through Australia, The UK, The US and Hong Kong.

The Flying Nun is a showcase of the outcomes from Performing Arts residencies with Brand X at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre. By its very nature, they celebrate the fringe, alternative and contemporary counter-culture. Come and be the first audience to witness new work by local Artists fresh out of the rehearsal room.
Soul Messengers Crows Nest
Date Fri 10th May 2019
Soul Messengers return to Music at Street Market, Crows Nest's number one music spot. Dinner/show packages available.

Soul revivalists, Soul Messengers, are a Sydney based Soul and RnB band. They have released three studio albums, with 2017’s Vision and Faith reaching number five on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay chart. Their previous albums, 2013's 'I’m Alive', and 2015's ‘Dirty Soul’ also garnered great reviews and nationwide radio play, with ‘Dirty Soul’ featuring as Sydney Jazz and Blues radio station Eastside Radio’s album of the week.
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
Australia’s most extraordinary art event

The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes is an annual exhibition eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media.

Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynne, and invite an artist to judge the Sulman. The 2018 judge is Angela Tiatia.

Visit the exhibition to vote for your favourite portrait in the ANZ People’s Choice award before voting closes on 12 August and see the work of budding artists aged five to eighteen on display in the Young Archies.
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.
Bush Food Picnic
Date Sat 11th May 2019
As the diet of the Aboriginal people changes with the seasons, so do our tour activities. Take a guided bush walk with Shared Knowledge to forage for seasonal native bush foods and medicines and discover their cultural uses.

During this three hour tour you will discover the importance of traditional bush foods to the Aboriginal people, and sample foods found in Centennial Parklands.

Learn about the traditional seasons and how they influence what is hunted and gathered. Taste traditional foods and flavours which, depending on the season, could include kangaroo, emu, quandong, wattle, finger-lime and salt bush.
Christian Hull – Complete Drivel Live – Sydney Comedy Fest
Date Sat 11th May 2019 to Sun 12th May 2019
Comedian, writer, podcaster and prolific content creator Christian Hull is taking his iTunes Top 50 podcast 'Complete Drivel' to the live stage this March through to May with his special guest 'Trish' in tow.

Christian has spent the last nine years working for Australia’s largest radio network SCA as their National Digital Video Producer, creating hours of hilarious content for the national 'Carrie & Tommy Show' with The Project's Carrie Bickmore and comedian Tommy Little. In his downtime, Christian goes home to his inner-city Melbourne apartment and shoots off-the-cuff videos, producing a few of these a week for his own devoted and steadily growing fan base. His amusing characters, including wildly popular sassy alter-ego 'Trish', and parenting parodies have helped Christian gain over 775,000 online followers and tens of millions of views.
Bush Explorers - Autumn Almanac Smiths Creek Reserve
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Join them for a midday bushwalk to look at the autumn nature of beautiful Smiths Creek Reserve. Campbelltown City Council in partnership with Smiths Creek Bushcare Group will be hosting a nature walk at Smiths Creek Reserve, Ruse.

They will take a midday wander through the forest to learn about the habitats and look for the array of wildlife that is found within them. They will also find out about the great work that is happening in this important wildlife corridor running through the heart of suburban Campbelltown.

Walking grade: Grade Two Easy-Moderate

Participants are advised to please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing and bring a bottle of water, and if you have them, camera and binoculars to help you get the best out of your wildlife spotting
Effie in Love Me Tinder
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Finding love in this day and age is not easy. Keeping it is much harder. The urge to swipe left or right or to scratch that seven-year itch (or only seven-months, in Effie’s case) is hard to resist even with the greatest of willpowers.

Effie holds up a mirror to the complexities of finding love as only she can. Who isn’t on Tinder? How can humans claim to be evolved and yet still have such animal urges? Is it possible to be smokin’ hot and hit upon every day and still stay faithful?

Effie has personal advice for such modern-day dilemmas.

Don’t miss your chance to laugh out loud and see this Logie Award Winning living legend up close and very personals.

Warning: Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over
Autumn and Mother’s Day Argyle Affair
Date Sat 11th May 2019
Their Autumn Market is back and just in time for Mother’s Day! Treat yourself, Mum and the whole family, to a day of shopping, supporting the makers, buy your blooms, foodie treats, chilled live music and so much more! Keep up to date with all the details on their event page and don’t forget to ‘share the Affair’ .
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.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia
Date Sun 12th May 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia is Australia's only international fashion platform, with a focus on providing Australian designers with a platform to connect with a global audience of buyers, press and consumers. A week long schedule of runway shows, presentations and key industry events will provide the Australian Fashion Industry with outstanding opportunities to maximise business outcomes.

The trade focused Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia will once again showcase the very best in design talent at Carriageworks, Eveleigh. The five-day schedule will include a curated selection of Australia's established fashion designers as well as a showcase from the brightest emerging talent the country has to offer.
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.

Sydney Harbour 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, Captains or Gold 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 Long Lunch
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Experience the beautiful Boilerhouse Restaurant with the whole family this Mother’s Day.

Upgrade your experience with a Wharf Wander tour! Learn about the history of Sydney’s former Quarantine Station and explore some of the key buildings near the Boilerhouse, including the autoclaves, shower block and old hospital.

The Wharf Wander history tour runs for 45 minutes and you can choose to join the tour at either 11am or 3:30pm at a discounted rate when purchased with Mother’s Day Long Lunch at the Boilerhouse.

For more information or to make a booking, visit the website.

Mother's Day at Four Frogs Circular Quay
Date Sun 12th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Special Crêpe and Champagne offer for Mother's day available at Four Frogs:
    Special Crêpe: Homemade poached pear, raspberry coulis, whipped cream, grilled almonds and vanilla ice cream.
    Glass of Mumm Champagne with any crêpe or galette, all day.
Mother's Day at Four Frogs Mosman
Date Sun 12th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    Special Crêpe and Champagne offer for Mother's day available at Four Frogs:
    Special Crêpe: Homemade poached pear, raspberry coulis, whipped cream, grilled almonds and vanilla ice cream.
    Glass of Mumm Champagne with any crêpe or galette, all day.
NSW Swifts v West Coast Fever
Date Sun 12th May 2019
The NSW Swifts have a point to prove when West Coast Fever return to Sydney in 2019 for Round Three of Suncorp Super Netball. When they last met at the Quaycentre the NSW side posted the highest score ever recorded by a losing team – 68 goals – so there’ll be no shortage of motivation to set the record straight.

This matchup will have you on the edge of your seat so get your Red on and get set for a Sunday showdown between the East and West.
Giants Netball v Collingwood Magpies
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Experience the world’s best netball league Live in Sydney when Giants host Magpies!

Giants Netball will look to continue their dominance over the Collingwood Magpies when they meet for this Round Three clash in Giants territory.

The Giants will come out firing, aiming for prime position on the ladder early in the season.

Make sure you are there to welcome the Giants back to Quaycentre in 2019!
Mothers Day at Lakeside
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Come and celebrate the Mum's of Macarthur and beyond with pampering, kids activities, make mum a gift work shops, market stalls and more!

This is free entry Family Event, however use the booking link to book a High Tea in The Bowden Centre, Workshops or Private Picnic spaces.
Give mum a great day out to remember.
Mother's Day Perfume Walk
Date Sun 12th May 2019
A unique and memorable Mother's Day in the Royal Botanic Garden.

Treat your mother, wife, daughter, or any special woman in your life to a unique and memorable Mother's Day spent in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney unravelling the mysteries of perfume while exploring the most fragrant plants found in the Garden.

Join perfume consultant Catherine du Peloux Menage, who will discuss the sense of smell, the science of scent, the history of perfume, and the creation of some of the most famous perfumes ever produced. Catherine has developed a practice as a scent stylist, speaker, and writer on perfume and the sense of smell, speaking on everything from the history of perfume to historical scents and stinks in the works of Jane Austen and Charles Dickens.

The talk will be complemented by a walk through the Royal Botanic Garden with Mary Threlfall, who once worked for the fashion house Schiaparelli and managed the launch of new fragrances. She will explore the natural scents of the Garden, explaining how plants use scents to attract pollinators and examining scents in the Garden including peppermint, lemon myrtle, lavender, patchouli, and more.

Includes afternoon tea on the Foundation and Friends Terrace.
Mother's Day High Tea and History
Date Sun 12th May 2019
Spoil your mum with a delicious high tea in the Hospital Precinct of Sydney’s former Quarantine Station, with stunning views of Sydney Harbour.

Tickets include a substantial high tea of savouries and sweets, tea and coffee plus a complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival for all mothers. A cash bar will be available for additional beverages.

Upgrade your experience with a Wharf Wander tour! Learn about the history of Q Station and explore some key spaces including the old autoclaves, sandstone inscriptions and shower block before concluding the tour at the hospital, where High Tea is served.

The Wharf Wander history tour runs for 45 minutes and tickets can be purchased with your High Tea ticket.

The tour will start at 2pm with perfect timing to conclude at the start of the high tea.

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.
A Slow Journey in Still Life with Fast Results
Date Tue 14th May 2019 to Wed 15th May 2019
A two-day still life art class with popular tutor Charlotte Thodey.

The emphasis of this course will be on close-up observation of nature and light. You will cover the basics of drawing and arranging objects on the canvas setting out the painting according to tonal values and careful layering of colour to capture the light that reveals the fleshy essence of the fruit.

Includes lunches on the Foundation and Friends terrace.

Charlotte Thodey is renowned for her bold renderings of fruit and vegetables which she loves to recreate using shadow and light, with blemishes and lusciousness intact. Her sumptuous artworks demonstrate the freedom enjoyed by the still life artist.

Charlotte has exhibited her work for over 25 years, has produced a number of posters for the Botanic Gardens and Historic Houses Trust as well as devising and illustrating books. She regularly teaches classes at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and exhibits her work throughout Australia and France.
Nick Murphy: Run Fast Sleep Naked Concert
Date Tue 14th May 2019
One of Australia’s most impressive songwriters and performers Nick Murphy is returning to Australia this May 2019 to perform three special headline dates off the back of his long-awaited sophomore full length album 'Run Fast Sleep Naked' due out on 26 April via label Future Classic.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Made to Measure
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Bride-to-be Ashleigh commissions Monica, a couture designer, to make the wedding dress of her dreams. She is reassured by Monica’s promises that the process will celebrate Ashleigh and fill her with confidence, but Ashleigh’s outward assurance masks internal conflict and doubt. As the wedding approaches, both client and stylist are forced to face the complicated relationship they have with each other, body shape and social prejudice.

Drawing on interviews with designers, brides and health-based scientists, Made to Measure shimmers with Alana Valentine’s hallmark authenticity, empathy, and humour.
Jay Pharoah Live – Sydney Comedy Festival
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Fri 17th May 2019
Saturday Night Live alumnus, stand-up comedian, actor, rapper and impressionist Jay Pharoah is making his Australian debut this May.

One of the 10 youngest ever cast members to join the Saturday Night Live players, Pharoah remained for a huge six seasons as a writer and cast member on the long-running sketch series. During this time, he achieved legendary comedic status for his impeccable impressions of public figures as diverse as former President Barack Obama, Family Guy’s Stewie Griffin, Eddie Murphy, Nicolas Cage, Kanye West, Drake and Justin Bieber. In 2015, he was honoured by Rolling Stone Magazine as the 55th greatest Saturday Night Live cast member in the show's history.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Matt Stewart – Bone Dry – Sydney Comedy Festival
Date Thu 16th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
In early 2018, beer enthusiast and comedian Matt Stewart challenged himself to go the rest of the year booze free. In his show 'Bone Dry' he talks about what it's like to quit the drink alongside his usual wry observations of masculinity, life in Australia and pop culture.

After sell-out shows in 2018 at Fringe World, Adelaide Fringe, Brisbane Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, come see RAW Comedy winner and Do Go On podcast host Matt Stewart's debut at Sydney Comedy Festival.
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition 2019
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
Join fashion’s elite at the only place in the world where you can preview designer collections mere days after the industry, and six months before they hit stores at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Weekend Edition (MBFWE). Sit where they sat and see Australia’s best and brightest designers on the runways, delve into the unseen and witness the buzz backstage. Previous designer presentations include Camilla, Aje, Dion Lee and more.

Enjoy fashion experiences, unlock trade secrets, have a drink and a bite to eat with your fellow fashion crowd in the Hub. We’ve enlisted top editors, designers and beauty experts to host a schedule of events for our Style Session Series featuring Grazia and Toni & Guy, so you can experience fashion week like a true insider. Plus, join the seminars for in-depth conversations with industry leaders to cultivate positive conversations and change in the fashion industry. Previous speakers include Steff Yotka, Fashion News and Emerging Platforms Editor for Vogue US and Sonny Vandevelde, International Fashion Photographer.

The world’s most influential fashion media and retailers are headed to Carriageworks, the home of MBFWE, on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 May, 2019.

Tickets on sale February 28. Sign up now to register for presale.
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!

Folly and Time
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
Exploring the connections and tensions between musician and dancer and the meaning of presence. The work creates a matrix of relationships between three characters – two virtual and one physical – who engage in kinetic and verbal dialogue across real and virtual divides.

Raghav is a contemporary Australian choreographer and performer of Indian heritage with training in modern and Indigenous contemporary dance. His works - Tukre, Mens Rea: The Shifter’s Intent - have toured in Australia and overseas. Silent Trio Beats, Raghav’s new work, is now in development and will premier in 2020.

The Flying Nun is a showcase of the outcomes from Performing Arts residencies with Brand X at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre. By its very nature, they celebrate the fringe, alternative and contemporary counter-culture. Come and be the first audience to witness new work by local Artists fresh out of the rehearsal room.
Ghostemane Australian Tour
Date Fri 17th May 2019
Following the release of his album 'N / O / I / S / E' last year, underground American rapper and metal singer Ghostemane (Eric Whitney) is landing down under for his debut Australian tour this May.

The rapper and producer is known for fusing together hip hop, industrial, and metal. With a degree in Astrophysics, he draws his influences from a plethora of content including psychedelics, Nine Inch Nails, Outkast, medieval magic, occultism, and Ancient Egyptian books. He has so far racked up hundreds of millions of streams across songs such as 'Nihil', 'Mercury: Retrograde', 'Andromeda', '1000 Rounds (with Pouya)', and 'Flesh'.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Bach in the Dark
Date Fri 17th May 2019 to Sat 18th May 2019
Enjoy an hour of great music and wine in an intimate and engaging listening environment.

Cellist Rachel Scott is joined by clarinettist Deborah de Graaff for the second concert in the 2019 series.

Bach in the Dark is a series of unconventional classical music concerts featuring cellist Rachel Scott and a changing roster of guest artists. The series is held in the crypt of St James church, providing an intimate and unique listening environment ideally suited to an engaging and accessible chamber music experience.

Due to the high demand for tickets for this event, booking early is highly recommended in order to avoid disappointment.

Programme includes works by J.S. Bach, Tartini, Béla Kovács, and a few surprises!

A complementary glass of Patrick Sullivan wine or non-alcoholic beverage is available to all patrons.

Doors open at 6.30pm, and there is no reserved seating. You may wish to bring a cushion, as most seating is on wooden church pews.
Oil, Steam and Kerosene Family Fun Day
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
The friendly folk at the Campbelltown Steam and Machinery Museum get out their machinery and put on a great display to educate and entertain you.

Their exhibits are all working displays, showing the machinery as it used to be. They perform tasks such as, wood sawing, ploughing, heavy hauling, pumping water, generating electricity and much more.
St Ives Show
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    The St Ives Show showcases the best in arts, crafts, horses, apiculture, aviculture (birds), cooking and baking, photography competitions and more.



    There will be plenty of food and refreshments and places to sit and have a picnic.

    Check the website updates as more attractions are confirmed.

Hobby and Motor Show
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th May 2019
Come and visit the beautiful Hawkesbury and Historic Windsor district, then travel up Putty Road and visit their Hobby and Motor Show.

The Sunday coincides with National Motoring Heritage Day.

The Hobby Show will feature many exhibits, some of which include Classic and Vintage Vehicles, Antique Tools and Machinery, Architectural and Military Miniatures, Local Artists, Candle and Soap Making, Crafts, Family History, Jewellery Making, Lego Display, Metal Art, Militaria, Plants, Retro Kitchenalia, Rocker Cover Races, Stamps and Coins, Vintage Toy Trucks, Woodworking.

On Saturday morning at 9am the Tractor Trek will arrive, having travelled from Freemans Reach.

Trophies will be awarded for the Show’n’Shine on Sunday at 2pm.

Homemade cakes and slices and barbecue.
Blacktown City Festival
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 26th May 2019
The Blacktown City Festival Week will be held in May at various times and locations, and featuring various 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 May 25.

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.
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.

    Venue/time to be confirmed
Blacktown Medieval Fayre
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 19th 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.
NSW Swifts v Sunshine Coast Lightning
Date Sat 18th May 2019
There’s no better challenge than when the back-to-back Premiers roll into town and the NSW Swifts will be bracing themselves for a massive contest as the Sunshine Coast Lightning look to strike.

The Swifts will be looking to make a statement against Suncorp Super Netball’s Premier side over the past two years, and Briony Akle’s troops can take heart from last year’s Round Seven win over the Queenslanders.



This is netball. This is Suncorp Super Netball Live in Sydney!

Queen Bohemian Rhapsody Greatest Hits Tour
Date Sat 18th May 2019
Queen is amongst the greatest rock bands of the twentieth century and Freddie Mercury is hailed by many as the most charismatic and flamboyant performer in contemporary rock.

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody, seen as the best Queen show in Australia if not The World, is bringing to Australia their new show, The Greatest Hits Tour.

This show features Thomas Crane who is arguably the best Freddie Mercury in Australia in looks and sound and hailed by many critics as being as good vocally as Freddie, 87.

Thomas with his hot band Bohemian Rhapsody bring back to life the visual excitement, sound and stage energy as witnessed at a Queen concert.

Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody will perform all the great hits like We Will Rock You, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, A Kind of Magic, I Want To Break Free, Another One Bites the Dust, Bohemian Rhapsody.
<Frame> Yiruma Live in Sydney 2019
Date Sat 18th May 2019
Korea's best-known composer returns.
After two successful sold out concert tours in 2016 and 2017 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, Yiruma returns to Australia in 2019 with his 10th album 'Frame' and classic original pieces.

Born in 1978, Yiruma started his musical journey at the tender age of five with a deep fascination with the piano.

Having furthered his aspirations and started out on his journey to harness the power of music, Yiruma released his first and second albums; 'Love Scene' and 'First Love' in 2001 where the latter included his number one original piece 'River Flows In You'. His performances showcased a soft and mellow musical style which gained great interest from the public and music scene.

Yiruma is not a traditional pianist by any means and his simple, melodic and emotional music resonates with millions around the world, evident in the success of his Youtube videos that have reached over 400 million views. Yiruma has sold out major theatres around the world including in United States, Poland, Russia, Germany China and Australia.

Proudly presented by Castiglione Arts and Culture
Regain Your Self Power
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sat 1st Jun 2019
Powerful three-part workshop series of: Breathwork, Self-regulation, Creative movement, Guided meditation, Positive affirmations and Laughter.

Please note: This event is intended to be booked as a series although drop in spaces are available for participants who have attended previous workshops or a one on one.

Limited positions!
Sydney Arms Expo
Date Sat 18th May 2019 to Sun 10th Nov 2019
Penrith Gun Show, an exhibition and Antique and Modern Arms

Take a step back in time and enjoy a day of examining historical and contemporary weapons, memorabilia and arms equipment.
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.
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.
Daniel Champagne - Intimate House Concert Camden
Date Sun 19th May 2019
Live 'n Lounging presents Daniel Champagne (USA) with support from Camden's own Stringline Folk Band.

The young virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of this generation' brings his world tour back home to Australia playing one intimate house concert in Camden on May 2019!

Tickets are just AUD20 but very limited. Don’t miss this - these shows have been selling out around the world!

WHAT THE PRESS SAY..
“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.”
The Firefly Column, USA

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.”
The Indie Blender, CANADA

“reinventing roots guitar”
Rhythms Magazine, AUSTRALIA
My Kids Market Liverpool
Date Sun 19th May 2019
My Kids Market NSW is the original and largest market for families to buy, sell and recycle preloved babies and kids’ items.

Stallholders can earn some extra cash by recycling their families gently used baby and kid’s goods. It’s a great way to declutter your home and help reduce landfill.

Shoppers will enjoy huge savings on all the popular brands of boys and girls clothing, toys, shoes, puzzles, books, prams, highchairs and other nursery items.

Everything families need can be bought and sold at My Kids Market including baby and kids clothing, shoes, toys, books, prams, bikes, cots, highchairs, rockers and other nursery items.



The Market caters to all baby and kids needs from pregnancy and newborns to approximately seven years of age.

The Market is held indoors and is a great day out for the whole family with free kid’s activities being held all morning!

Cash only, no ATM on site so come prepared with lots of cash. Shopper entry AUD4 Adults, children are free.

Pre Loved and Business Stalls are welcome. For more details or to book a stall head to the website.

National Motoring Heritage Day
Date Sun 19th May 2019
National Motoring Heritage Day is an annual event held on the third Sunday in May that is supported by heritage and historic motoring clubs throughout Australia.

Many thousands of vehicles from the oldest veterans to the youngest collectable (30 years old) cars, trucks, buses, motorbikes, ex-military vehicles and tractors from all states across Australia hold a range of shows and events promoting Australia's motoring heritage to the wider community while encouraging our youth and new members to taking an interest in preserve our unique motoring heritage.

All participating Heritage Vehicle owners and their family will receive free admission to the Museum on the day.

Spectators, Free Entry to the Museum grounds (Museum entry not included).
RSPCA NSW Million Paws Walk: Sydney Olympic Park
Date Sun 19th May 2019
The RSPCA's biggest fundraising event is happening at Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday 19 May 2019. The Million Paws Walk is a fun-filled day for the whole family, packed with entertainment and activities for dogs and dog-lovers alike.

It doesn't matter if you have a pooch or not - come along and join the fun! Whether you're walking solo or joining a fundraising team, be a part of this wonderful day and help raise much-needed funds for the RSPCA. Registrations open at 9am and the walk kicks off at 10am.



The Million Paws Walk at Sydney Olympic Park is about more than just the walk. It's going to be a fun and engaging day out, whether you have two legs or four! The day will be jam packed with entertainment, live music, competitions, delicious food for you and your furry friend and plenty of shopping and fun to be had. Come and join them at Australia's biggest Doggy Day Out!

Pint of Science (Sydney)
Date Mon 20th May 2019 to Wed 22nd May 2019
Pint of Science is a three day festival bringing the latest in science research to pubs across Australia (and the world!).

In 2019 the festival will run on May 20, 21 and 22.

Please visit the Pint of Science Australia website for all updates regarding venues.
A Little Lunch Music: Beethoven's Triple
Date Thu 23rd May 2019
Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

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

Explore Beethoven's Triple Concerto in this extraordinary arrangement for piano trio. Performed by pianist Kathryn Selby, violinist Andrew Haveron and cellist Timo-Veikko Valve.

Feel free to bring your lunch into the auditorium. Their Lobby Bar is stocked with a range of light meal options or you can bring your own.
Australian String Quartet presents Moore Beethoven Brahms
Date Thu 23rd May 2019
Kate Moore String Quartet no 3* (Premiere Season)
Beethoven String Quartet op 18 no 4
Brahms String Quartet op 51 no 1

A young man brimming with confidence and sure of a bright future: this is Beethoven at the time of creating his first string quartets. His opus 18 no 4 is quicksilver in its variety of moods and characters, thoroughly conveying both technical mastery and compelling artistic personality.

Seventy years later, Brahms displayed a devotion to chamber music that went against the spirit of his times. But like an artist who works in mezzotint rather than forging grand canvases, Brahms some of the most sublime and intimate creations that the world had ever heard. His first string quartet is the glorious flowering of his cultivated technique and searching artistry.

These masterworks are complemented by a new work from young Australian composer Kate Moore, also inspired by a fascination for the natural world.
Brunch with the Birds
Date Thu 23rd May 2019
Bird watching has recently soared in popularity, ranked the second-fastest growing hobby. Join their guides for a morning of bird watching in the Garden.

Did you know that the Royal Botanic Garden is home to over 20 species of birds?

Join Volunteer Guide Jenny Pattison for a magical morning bird watching in the heart of Sydney and learn about the beautiful birds that inhabit the Garden. Species may include Tawny Frogmouths, White-necked Herons, Chestnut Teals, and the rather shy Buff-banded Rail.

The tour will conclude with brunch on the Foundation and Friends Terrace. Don’t forget to bring your binoculars!
Showboats Vivid Sydney Dinner Cruise
Date Fri 24th May 2019 to Sat 15th Jun 2019
Get the best views to Vivid Sydney displays on the annual festival of light, music, and ideas! Book a Vivid Sydney cruise and enjoy the best of what the best art festival of Australia has to offer! Experience first hand what two million people came to Sydney last year for.

Get up-close with popular attractions and see Sydney Harbour like never seen before, on Vivid Sydney 2019.

Vivid has over the past decade become a major tourist attraction in Sydney, with more visitors checking in during the festival than the last.

If trying to get around proves to be a real problem, book a Vivid dinner cruise, enjoy a delicious meal and a lively cabaret show to keep your cup full throughout the cruise!

Fleetwing Vivid
Date Fri 24th May 2019 to Sat 15th Jun 2019
Experience the Vivid Sydney Festival from a prime location on the luxury catamaran Fleetwing cruising Sydney Harbour. See the spectacular sights and sounds and enjoy the scenic views of Sydney’s enlightened buildings and landmarks. With indoor and outdoor areas for viewing the light displays, skip the crowds and experience the festival on a boat!
Streets Alive and Parade Day
Date Sat 25th May 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.
Luxury Vivid Sydney Harbour Cruise - Clearview Glass Boat Cruises
Date Sat 25th May 2019 to Sat 15th Jun 2019
Witness the harbour transform into a kaleidoscope of vibrant hues during the annual Vivid Sydney festival. The culmination of the innovators of the field of light design create a visual treat like no other. The imposing Harbour Bridge and the candescent sails of Sydney Opera House illuminated like never before is definitely a sight to behold. A premium vantage point for this festival is definitely on board a Vivid Sydney cruise inclusive of dinner and drinks.
Andy Penkow, Jez Durant Ramsgate Beach
Date Sat 25th May 2019
To all the foodies out there! Come and enjoy some amazing food and music at the Ramsgate foodies and farmers markets. Come along for some great music.
Sydney MS 24 Hour Mega Swim
Date Sat 25th May 2019
Join one of Australia’s most popular and fastest-growing fundraising events. People of all ages and abilities can take part in the MS 24 Hour Mega Swim. Swim for 10 minutes or four hours, just ensure a team member is in the pool for the 24 hours.
AnnanROMA Food, Beer and Wine Festival
Date Sun 26th May 2019
AnnanROMA is back again with all your favourite food, beer and wine vendors and some new ones. Mark this one on the calendar as they up the ante on this last year's event with VIP experiences, a cocktail bar and kids only zone in addition to the AnnanROMA you have grown to love.

This community event showcases the best food from restaurants in the Macarthur region, as well as the freshest local produce available. Organisers work with many of the area’s expanding vineyards and breweries to showcase the best wines and beers from across Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly.

The Macarthur region is one of the last remaining areas ‘food bowls’ close to the Sydney Central Business District – and the Gardens are proud to support the local industries that supply fresh produce to the Sydney market.

Macarthur also has a burgeoning food scene with foods from a variety of cultures on offer.

Time: 10am to 4pm

Cost: Free entry
Bradfield Bark - Family and Dog Event
Date Sun 26th May 2019
A pawfect day out for all dogs and a free event! Fetch your fur-friend and head to Bradfield Park for Bradfield Bark!

To celebrate the canine community, Council will roll out the grass carpet, inviting all dogs and their families to join in the fun and games.

The day’s program will be packed full of food, music, entertainment and activities for fur residents and their human companions to enjoy.

All pets attending this event must be on-leash. A special off-leash area will be provided for pups to run-free!

Bradfield Bark is proudly supporting Sydney Dogs and Cats Home as a charity partner for the event. Gold coin donations will be collected on the day.
Lantern Making Workshop with Kassandra Bossell
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Create your own beautiful lantern using cane and paper in this full day workshop. It’s up to you what form you make. Be inspired by animals, sea creatures or even abstract shapes in this easy to learn, non-toxic process.

Students will learn the simple techniques for making the lantern structure using bamboo and cane then cover the form with tissue paper. Leave your lantern white, or paint it with bright colours to create a coloured glow once lit up.

Kassandra Bossell is an experienced artist, designer and prop-maker. Drawing inspiration from the hanging lanterns of northern Thailand, participants will be taught simple techniques using cane, wire and paper to construct a colourful creature ready to be lit.

No experience required, and all speciality materials are included in the workshop fee. This full-day workshop is suitable for adults and high school students 15 years +.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Dogs in the Park Hawkesbury
Date Sun 26th May 2019
The event will be based on their drawcard attractions where locals can participate in all activities such as Dog Demonstrations. And Dog Competitions. Proposed activities for the event include dog sports demonstrations, best-dressed pet competitions, dog races competitions, dog trick contest and interactive stalls. The opportunity also exists to raise money for a dog-related charitable organisation such as Various Doggie Rescue.

Also they will have grooming demonstrations on the day as well, plus heaps more happening on the day.

Nature Play for Families
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Spring is here so leave the house and enjoy nature at its finest. Join them with your whole family and learn how to survive in the bush.

This is the ideal workshop for all parents and carers who wish to get their children outside but aren’t quite sure how to negotiate and make the most of a nature play experience . This is an action packed two hour session where they show you how to explore, take risks and be challenged in a natural learning environment.

Suitability – Families with kids from five to twelve years
ParkArts - Watercolours in the Morning
Date Sun 26th May 2019
Make Sunday mornings better with this fabulous breakfast series. This painting class will introduce you to Plein-Air-painting – learn how to watch the beauty of nature unfold and to capture it on canvas. The first in this series will be taught by award winning artists from the Waverley Woollahra Art School.

Coffee, tea, pastries and all materials included. Feel free to bring your own paints and paper if desired.

Centennial Park presents this art program in collaboration with Waverley Woollahra Art School. The amazing artist educators from WWAS will come out to Centennial Park and show you how to improve your skills in capturing the beautiful Parklands.
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 members' work.

Hand spun and hand dyed yarns; weaving, knitting, felting and crochet 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.

All money collected from raffle tickets will go to a charity in Sutherland Shire.

Jimeoin - Result!
Date Fri 31st May 2019
International comedy legend, Jimeoin, true master of observational humour is coming to a Panthers! Held in Evan Theatre, Jimeoin will discuss the absurdities of everyday life while leaving you in side-splitting laughter.

Still one of the hottest comedians of this generation, Jimeoin often has regular appearances at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and his widely successful Australian tours attract sell-out advance bookings.

Not to be missed, make sure to grab a ticket today.
Sydney Symphony Orchestra: Emma Matthews sings Mozart Arias
Date Fri 31st May 2019
Enjoy an intimate evening of Mozart and Schubert with the Sydney Symphony and opera star Emma Matthews.

Emma Matthews is one of Australia’s most beloved performers, and one of opera’s brightest stars. Her versatility, charisma and exquisite coloratura soprano are the perfect fit for Mozart’s jewel-like arias, those musical expressions of character par excellence. Schubert’s gift for song shines in his lyrical Rosamunde music and his sparkling Symphony No. 3.

Over almost nine decades, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has evolved into Australia’s leading symphony orchestra. Resident at the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Symphony also performs regularly across New South Wales, presenting a wide array of music – from classical to popular – in collaboration with artists and composers from around the globe.
Puttin' On The Ritz Parramatta
Date Fri 31st May 2019
Dig out your sequins, put on your glad rags and slip into your dancing shoes. It’s time to head back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Following the huge success of their 2017 debut Australian tour, Puttin’ On the Ritz is back by popular demand and gliding its way across Australia in May and June for an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of some of the most iconic music of all time.

Presented by Mellen Events, Puttin’ On the Ritz delivers all the razzamatazz and style, celebrating the most famous songs which hark back to the glory days of Hollywood. This wonderful extravaganza features a 16-strong stellar cast of West End stars including six multi-talented vocalists and 10 energetic dancers.
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!
Maximum Adventure Race Loftus
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
Short, fast and fun, and suitable for anyone and everyone with a real sense of and adventure, the Maximum Adventure Race Series is designed to offer the perfect introduction to the exhilarating sport of adventure racing.

Designed for teams of two, the races are fun, fast and furious with teams having to change between three core disciplines several times during the event mountain biking, trail running and kayaking. These non-stop events will take between two to six hours to complete so there is never any time to get bored or tired—you will constantly be challenged throughout the race, physically and mentally!

So, if you are new to the sport of adventure racing and are looking for an exciting challenge that lives up to your love of outdoors and action packed adventure, then the Maximum Adventure Race Series is a great way to experience what this exhilarating, growing sport is all about.
Professional Bull Riders Sydney Origin
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
It is the ultimate battle of State Pride as the very best cowboys from Queensland and new South Wales go head to head in the ultimate expression of state versus state, mate against mate in a bull riding showdown like no other. The PBR State of Origin will establish a new State order in rider and fan bragging rights for the Toughest State on Dirt.

Don’t miss the PBR’s first ever State of Origin event at the ICC Sydney Theatre on 1 June, 2019.
Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Castlereagh Hotel
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
Officially the world’s longest running and most successful tribute to the BBC’s famous sitcom, this Australian original has made its international mark. Selling out at shows all over the world – including Sydney Opera House and London’s West End – it’s now returning to Castlereagh Boutique Hotel in June 2019. But be warned: tickets will sell out here too, so early booking is essential!

Basil, Manuel and Sybil are in town – and they’re bringing a healthy dose of mayhem to your door. Fully immersive, highly interactive and completely original, this is the top-flight show where anything can happen and usually does – and with 70 percent of the show improvised, it’s never the same twice. With two hours of comedy, three courses of food, and five-star reviews, expect chaos, laughs, and a brilliant night out.
Concertos on Fire
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
Music, movement, fire and spectacle.

Concertos on Fire explores dynamic new directions in classical concert presentation with one of Australia’s most well known violin concertos: Maninyas by Ross Edwards alongside the premiere of a brand new concerto Tale of The Firebird by Chloé Charody for fire-taming violinist Sonja Schebeck and interdisciplinary acrobatic ensemble The Freestyle Orchestra.

Fire becomes an instrument of the ensemble, musicians fly and music springs to life from all corners of the theatre.

This presentation integrates contemporary art-music, modern circus and physical theatre, representing the inextricable connection between music and movement.
Puttin' On The Ritz Sydney
Date Sat 1st Jun 2019
Dig out your sequins, put on your glad rags and slip into your dancing shoes. It’s time to head back to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Following the huge success of their 2017 debut Australian tour, Puttin’ On the Ritz is back by popular demand and gliding its way across Australia in May and June for an all-singing, all-dancing celebration of some of the most iconic music of all time.

Presented by Mellen Events, Puttin’ On the Ritz delivers all the razzamatazz and style, celebrating the most famous songs which hark back to the glory days of Hollywood. This wonderful extravaganza features a 16-strong stellar cast of West End stars including six multi-talented vocalists and 10 energetic dancers.
Naturally Good Expo
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019 to Mon 3rd Jun 2019
The natural place for healthy business.

Naturally Good Expo is Asia Pacific’s premier business trade event for the natural, organic and healthy products market. It’s the biggest showcase of what’s new and next in retailing and manufacturing natural products:
Natural, Organic and Free From Food and Beverages; Supplements, Vitamins and Herbal Remedies; Natural, Organic and Toxin Free Beauty and Personal Care; Eco Household and Sustainable Living.

Naturally Good Expo is the place to source new products, meet suppliers, get expert business advice, improve your industry and product knowledge, and catch up with colleagues and friends.

Co-located with Fantastic Food and Drink, the event devoted to premium, gourmet and craft food and beverages.
Stadium Stomp SCG
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Step it up in 2019! Get your legs ready for the ultimate stair climb as we send you on a mission to climb the thousands of stairs up, down and around the grandstands of the iconic SCG. With full, short and unlimited course options available there’s a stair climb to suit all fitness levels. Experience this stadium like never before as you sweat it out to music, killing some serious calories on the way.
Blockbuster Super Netball Double Header
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Be there when NSW Swifts go head to head with Collingwood Magpies and Giants Netball take on the Adelaide Thunderbirds in what will be a fantastic afternoon of world-class netball at Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena.

There has been plenty of history between the Swifts and Magpies in recent years so expect a physical, end-to-end contest, while the Giants will look to maintain their winning record over the Thunderbirds.

Enjoy two games for the price of one, and experience the world’s greatest netball competition at its finest.
Run2Cure Neuroblastoma
Date Sun 2nd Jun 2019
Walk, run or just have fun whilst raising funds for vital research.

Runs include: 10 kilometre, five kilometre and three kilometre runs plus one kilometre Little Heroes Walk (under five year olds and family) and the one kilometre Junior Dash (sic-ten year olds).

Family activities: from 9am till 1pm they'll have sports, face painting, jumping castles, rock climbing, pony rides and live entertainment.

For full event details, run start times, superhero stories, tips on how to prepare, transport details and activity guide, visit their website.

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.
Sydney Film Festival
Date Wed 5th Jun 2019 to Sun 16th Jun 2019
Australia’s premier international film festival is back for 12 days and nights of the world’s best new films. In 2019, Sydney Film Festival (SFF) presents more than 300 of the greatest, strangest and most exciting works that cinema has to offer.

Between 5â€㥼 June 2019, be the first to see new festival favourites and award-winners, dramas, documentaries, thrillers, animations, comedies, cross-genre experiments and art house cinema from across the world.

Catch SFF screenings at seven cinemas across Sydney, from the city’s lavish State Theatre and Event Cinemas to Newtown, Randwick, Cremorne, Moore Park and Casula.

The full 2019 program is released on 8 May: check the website or get your copy of the festival guide in the Sydney Morning Herald on 11 May. And for first reveals about the program, screenings, parties and filmmaker guests, sign up to the SFF eNews online.

SFF also runs 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.
Heart Womens Conference
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 2019
A time to come together as women to be refreshed and renewed in your busy lives. Spoil yourself. Dream again. Feel loved, honoured and cared for as you delve deeper into your Catholic faith. Reignite your faith together with like minded women.

Invite your daughters, mothers, sisters and friends!

Men – What women in your life can you spoil by sending them to Heart 2019?
Last Night of the Proms
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019 to Sat 8th Jun 2019
It’s the annual audience favourite where you can belt out ‘Rule, Britannia’, stomp your feet, wave your flag and join in the merriment celebrating the finest in British classical and popular music. Guy Noble conducts the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Philharmonia Choirs and special guests in a concert filled to the brim with best-loved melodies (for all ages!) including Jerusalem and Land of Hope and Glory.
Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Camden
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019
The Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase Tour will be tearing up the freeways of Australia for the seventh year in a row to bring the crème de la crème of the 2019 Festival to Camden!

Expertly curated and lovingly presented, the Showcase will feature some of the Festival’s hottest acts live on stage for an incredible two hours of hard-hitting laughter. Boasting a line-up of veteran favourites, international stars, and some of the freshest emerging talents, this jam-packed night of pure entertainment will leave you sore from belly laughs!

So call your pals and grab your tickets to the funniest night of entertainment you will see all year – don’t miss out on a huge night of laughs!

Warning May contain strong coarse language and adult themes. Recommended for mature audiences 15 years and over
Gloria
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019 to Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Get ready for the play that will have everyone talking: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ explosive Pulitzer Prize finalist, Gloria.

In the offices of a hip New York magazine, where the banter is more poisonous than the pens, a group of twentysomething editorial assistants scrap it out for their bosses’ jobs. And, a book deal before they’re thirty. In a culture powered by status and Starbucks, a regular work day suddenly turns into anything but and these aspiring journalists are presented with a career-defining shot at the best-seller list. In this razor-sharp dark comedy, MacArthur “Genius” grant winner Jacobs-Jenkins skewers ambition, office warfare and the cutthroat world of modern media.

From the company behind Seymour smash hits, The Flick and The Rolling Stone, comes the Sydney premiere of a play that has set New York and London abuzz. Jacobs-Jenkins’ other plays include An Octoroon, which won the Obie Award for Best New American Play in 2014.
Ocean Talks: Fastest Team on Water
Date Thu 6th Jun 2019
On the 8th October 1978 Australian motorboat racer Ken Warby became the fastest man on water travelling at 511.10 kmh in The Spirit of Australia – a boat he built in a Sydney backyard. Forty-one years later the Warby motorsport team are back together in an attempt to go even faster. Warby’s son David is set to put his own jet boat Spirit2 to the test – a second generation jet-powered hydroplane. The attempt will take place in 2019 on Blowering Dam – the same stretch of water Ken broke the world record. David’s aim is to not only beat his father’s record, but to extend it to 550 kmh.

Ken, David, crew chief Philip Frawley, engineer Rob Blackadder and sponsorship manager Gordon Eckel share the challenges of getting such a huge project off the ground. Discover the history of The Spirit of Australia and how the team are planning to beat the record in a few months’ time.

The evening will be hosted by the maritime museum’s David Payne, Curator of the Australian Register of Historic Vessels, Environment and Communities. Note: Ticket includes light refreshments and the opportunity to see the Spirit of Australia from 5pm to 6pm.
Murder on the Wireless by Arthur Conan Doyle and Mark Kilmurry
Date Fri 7th Jun 2019 to Sat 13th Jul 2019
Adjust the dial, tune in for an evening of suspense and intrigue and witness the world’s greatest detectives at their sleuthing best. Incomparable duo Holmes and Watson team up to avert disaster at the hands of The Solitary Cyclist, while Divorced Detectives Ridley Jones and Teresa Scott are embroiled in a mad train chase to thwart a criminal mastermind in The Dead(ly) Wives Club.

Set in a 1950s studio in the heyday of the radio play, marvel as atmospheric sound effects are created before your very eyes from galloping horses’ hooves to distant thunder and a menacing squeaky bicycle.

Hold on tight as Murder on the Wireless transports you through time and space and into the magic, mayhem and delicious comedy of the radio drama with multi-skilled performers Katie Fitchett, Mark Kilmurry, Daniel Mitchell and Georgie Parker.
OCRWC 24 Hour Enduro
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019 to Sun 9th Jun 2019
For those who have smashed the 10 kilometre True Grit courses, True Grit wanted an even bigger challenge and have taken it to the next level.

True Grit has teamed up with the Obstacle Course Racing World Championships (OCRWC) to bring you a World Championship 24 hour Obstacle Course event, with participants from around the globe.

Participants will take part as a solo individual, or as a team (mens/womens/co-ed) to compete for a place on the podium or just to challenge their mental and physical limits. It's not for the faint hearted, but it is open to anyone with enough grit to take it on.

Join them for the weekend and challenge of a lifetime.
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.
Demetri Martin – Wandering Mind Tour
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
Demetri Martin is a stand up comedian, artist, writer, and director. He began doing stand up comedy in New York City, where he worked as a staff writer for Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Demetri then became a regular performer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Demetri won the Perrier Award at the International Fringe Festival in Edinburgh for his one-man show, 'If I'. At the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, his show Dr. Earnest Parrot Presents Demetri Martin won Australia’s Barry Award.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Life of Davo
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
The autobiographical life of Davo: King of the Unimpossible; the ever-optimistic Aussie magician who has had his fair share of ups and downs. A bittersweet story detailing his highs and lows, loves and losses with story, song and magic. Will his enduring love of life prove that ignorance truly is bliss?

Dale Trueman has had a lifelong love of magic and is now enjoying a burgeoning career as a magician, performer and MC in cabaret shows, ensemble theatre and drama. Dale is a film and television producer, director, editor and award-winning short film maker now turning to live performance for his creative outlet. His alter ego Davo allows him to further explore story telling while incorporating his love of magic, music and comedy. Dale is currently the President of the Sydney Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

The Flying Nun is a showcase of the outcomes from Performing Arts residencies with Brand X at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre. By its very nature, they celebrate the fringe, alternative and contemporary counter-culture. Come and be the first audience to witness new work by local Artists fresh out of the rehearsal room.
Bush Explorers - Winter Wildlife Walk Freres Crossing
Date Sat 8th Jun 2019
Join them for a midday bush walk to look and learn about the diverse natural history of Freres Crossing on the beautiful Georges River Council will be hosting a nature walk at Frere’s Crossing Reserve, Kentlyn.

They will take a brisk midday walk via the forest to the Georges River to learn about the habitats and look for the array of wildlife that is found within them. They will also find out about the great work that is happening in this important wildlife area of Campbelltown.

Walking grade: Grade Three: Moderate-Hard (steep sections).



Participants are advised to please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and warm clothing and bring a bottle of water, and if you have them, camera and binoculars to help you get the best out of your wildlife spotting

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.
Soul Messengers Rozelle
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Soul revivalists, Soul Messengers, are a Sydney based Soul and RnB band. They have released three studio albums, with 2017’s Vision and Faith reaching number five on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay chart.



Previously known as Chich and The Soul Messengers, the Sydney based bluesy-soul revivalists present a dynamite live show honed at regular gigs in Sydney and surrounds, the band having played over 120 shows since 2014 at venues such as Sydney’s The Basement, Marrickville’s Lazybones and Newtown’s Leadbelly.

Apia Good Times Tour Newtown
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
The highly-acclaimed Apia Good Times Tour returns for its seventh anniversary with seven of Australian music's all-time favourite stars in tow. In what will the biggest Apia Good Times Tour edition yet, Vika and Linda Bull, Brian Cadd, Joe Camilleri, Kate Ceberano, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and John Paul Young will all join forces for this unique, once-in-a-lifetime concert experience.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Bush Explorers - Winter water bug hunt Noorumba Reserve
Date Sun 9th Jun 2019
Join them for a watery winter bug hunt! They will use nets, trays and bug keys to identify the aquatic bugs of Noorumba reserve pond. Perfect for families Campbelltown City Council in partnership with Noorumba Reserve Bushcare Group will be hosting a winter bug hunt at Noorumba Reserve, Rosemeadow.

Join them for a midday investigation of the aquatic bugs of Noorumba reserve pond. Although winter is a quiet time of year for bugs in the forest, the more stable temperature of water means that many water bugs remain active throughout the year. Using nets, trays and other specialist equipment they will hunt for water beetles, dragonfly larvae and other fascinating mini-monsters of the deep!

Walking grade: Grade Two Easy

Participants are advised to please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and seasonally appropriate clothing and bring a bottle of water, and if you have them, camera and binoculars to help you get the best out of your wildlife spotting
Inner West Block Party
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
A free, all ages hip hop event at Ashfield Town Hall, presented by School of Rap, DSDA Inc. and Inner West Council. Featuring hip hop headliners Nardean, Tasman Keith and Dobby, an open mic session, DSDA's Innov8tion Battle, street dancing and performances from School of Rap's workshop participants.

There are prizes for the Innov8tion Battle and the open mic. The event is part of Open Inner West Festival and is sponsored by Inner West Council.
Dvořák’s Symphony No.6
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Sat 15th Jun 2019
Violinist Nemanja Radulović communicates his love of music with every gesture. And he looks and sounds every bit the Romantic virtuoso violinist, cutting a glamorous figure with extravagant mane and high-fashion clothes. The image is backed by serious musical talent and a room-filling sound – as you’ll hear in two love-letters to the violin.

Composer Ravel’s Tzigane was inspired by the flamboyant virtuosity of Hungarian fiddling. Radulović plays the part to perfection. The intense song of Chausson’s Poème is tailored to the violin’s expressive gifts. Its moody volatility hints at a stormy drama and great passion.

Dvořák’s Sixth Symphony is a joyous romp through Bohemia’s forests and meadows – a pastoral symphony. It glows with contentment in a slow movement that ‘sings of the magic of a summer’s night’ and sparkles with the joy of a popular Czech dance. And the concert begins with superb melodies from Bizet’s music for the play The Girl from Arles.
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody Greatest Hits Tour Riverstone
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019
Hot on the trail of the Queen movie, Thomas Crane and Bohemian Rhapsody are back to tour in 2019 with their Greatest Hits tour.



Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody, seen as the best Queen show in Australia if not the world, is bringing to Australia their new show, The Greatest Hits Tour.

Thomas with his hot band Bohemian Rhapsody bring back to life the visual excitement, sound and stage energy as witnessed at a Queen concert.

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Sat 15th Jun 2019
The ultimate expression of Shakespeare's theatrical trickery

One of Shakespeare’s truly essential works, Dream, like every fairy-story, warns you that family, love and friendship are fragile – when parents are selfish, their children break the rules; when love rears its head, friendships are forgotten; and that’s just the mortal world.

Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is perhaps the best possible introduction young people can have to the theatre and among the most powerful visions of growing up ever written.
Bruce
Date Fri 14th Jun 2019 to Sat 15th Jun 2019
Get ready for an epic puppet adventure that bends time and melts your heart.

From the creator of the award ­winning international hits The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer and It’s Dark Outside comes a new lo-fi puppetry spectacular.

Keeping you at the edge of your seat, Bruce will sweep you away on an epic adventure of love and revenge. He may be just a yellow block of foam with a pair of disembodied hands, but Bruce is out to prove he’s got a heart of pure gold. Bruce is a two­-man, one-puppet show that fuses mime and puppetry in a non-­stop rollercoaster of action, adventure and lo-­fi nostalgia.

Audience Advice: 15+ Contains adult themes and language
Omega Ensemble: Brahms in Love
Date Sat 15th Jun 2019
Musical dedications, devotions and sounds of simple delight.

In 1891, on the verge of retirement and abandoning composition altogether, Brahms heard the glorious playing of clarinettist Richard Mühlfeld. Captivated, he composed a series of late masterpieces including the Clarinet Trio in A Minor. Filled with warm musical colours and personal tributes, a friend commented to the composer that the instruments must be ‘in love’. In this spirit, Omega Ensemble presents three accompanying works written for, and dedicated to, the partnership of clarinettist David Rowden and pianist Maria Raspopova, including a world premiere work by US-based Australian composer Nicole Brady.

Program:
Brahms - Clarinet Trio in A Minor, Op. 114
Palmer - Sonata for Clarinet and Piano
Anderson - Miniatures
Brady - Clarinet Trio [World Premiere]
Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair
Date Sun 16th Jun 2019
Come along to Australia's longest running, consecutively held community fun run on Sydney's North Shore in Mosman. This fundraising event features two, five and ten kilometre road races and a fair after the races.

It's a great day out for the entire family, with races for all ages and abilities. Both the five and ten kilometre races are IAAF-AIMS certified.

The Mini-Mos raises funds for Mosman Public School and its nominated charities SeeBeyondBorders and Raise Foundation.
Blacktown Eid Festival
Date Sun 16th Jun 2019
Thousands of visitors come to this event every year to celebrate the end of Ramadan and enjoy an array entertainment, fireworks, delicious food and family fun.

Everyone is invited to come and celebrate Eid at Blacktown Showgrounds.
NSW Swifts v Giants Netball
Date Sun 16th Jun 2019
Join them for The Derby in Round Eight of Suncorp Super Netball at Qudos Bank Arena.

This is the game not to miss! The NSW Swifts will take on Giants Netball in the second instalment of The Derby as we celebrate Indigenous Round.
Who will claim state bragging rights as NSW’s two elite netball teams go head-to-head to write another chapter in their storied rivalry?

It’s Team Swifts vs Team GIANTS. It’s The Derby and you won’t want to miss!
Nick Offerman – All Rise Tour
Date Tue 18th Jun 2019
Award-winning US comedian, actor and writer Nick Offerman is returning down under this June for the first time since 2016 with his brand new live show, All Rise.

All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst urging you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which you have grown accustomed. Genuflection optional: in their church, you kneel as you please!

See Eventfinda for more information.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow Penrith
Date Tue 18th Jun 2019
Grab a mate, grab a date, grab a ticket to the Roadshow!

Looking for a laugh? The Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow is coming to town. Forget I-Spy, spotto and stale servo snacks, this road trip is jam-packed with a crew of fantastically funny comedians, specially selected to bring the fun of the Festival to towns and cities nationwide.

With a line-up of artists sure to tickle anyone’s funny bone, the Roadshow has something for everyone.

Audience Advice: Performances often contain coarse language, sexual references and material that can offend. It is recommended for people aged 15 years or older.

Smoke Machine/Hazer may be used during this performance.

Duration includes 20 minute interval.
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.
Bert Kreischer – Body Shots World Tour
Date Thu 20th Jun 2019
Bert Kreischer is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer and host who stuns crowds across the globe with his hilarious talent. His stand-up special ‘Bert Kreischer: Secret Time’ is currently streaming globally on Netflix.

Described as having a "rare and incredible talent (Interrobang)," Bert has evolved from being named Rolling Stone's 1997 "Number One Partier in the Nation" to one of the top names in comedy. Between his two previous stand-up specials 'The Machine' on Showtime (2016) and 'Comfortably Dumb' on Comedy Central (2009); his two podcasts 'Bertcast' and 'Open Tabs'; his YouTube cooking show 'Something’s Burning'; his book 'Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child' (2014), along with formerly hosting the Travel Channel's 'Trip Flip' and 'Bert the Conqueror' and FX's 'Hurt Bert,' Bert has succeeded in finding the elusive blend of "being a cringe comedian with real insight (Interrobang)."

Admired for being one of the best storytellers of his generation, Bert seamlessly and sincerely shares anecdotes about his family and fatherhood while showing his ability to prove "that there’s a way to take his [party-boy] antics into middle-age (Forbes)."
Brides on a Budget Expo
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019
Brides on a Budget Expo!

Make your wedding look a million dollars on a budget!

Want to have the wedding of your dreams but done have the bank account to match! This expo is for you!

Brides on a budget will hold DIY wedding workshops, wedding tips, and more!
Baby Doll by Tennessee Williams
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sat 16th Nov 2019
Heat and desire sizzle in every line of Tennessee Williams’ Deep South tale of lust, jealousy and betrayal.

Down-on-his-luck Archie Lee is obsessed with his young bride, Baby Doll, but Baby is keeping her husband on a long leash. When the neighbouring cotton gin is burnt to the ground, dangerously charismatic Silva Vacarro pays them a visit, suspicious that Archie is to blame. In the steamy hours that follow, power and passion come irresistibly to the fore as a game of truth or dare plays out.

Peppered with wry humour and sultry comedy, this brand new adaptation by Pierre Laville and Emily Mann breathes fresh life into a beautifully crafted tale by one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century.
Diplomacy by Cyril Gély
Date Fri 21st Jun 2019 to Sat 13th Jul 2019
Returning to the Ensemble Theatre stage after the unprecedented success of their sold out 2018 season, theatre legends John Bell and John Gaden reprise their roles in this unmissable production.

In 1944 at the Hôtel Meurice, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling and the German General, Dietrich von Choltitz meet in a life and death situation for the city of Paris.

On abandoning Paris, Hitler has ordered its destruction. Raoul has one night to persuade the General to leave the landmark city standing. The many twists and turns of their negotiations play out in this highly entertaining thriller by Cyril Gély, translated and adapted by Julie Rose.
Aperture Australia Photography Conference
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019 to Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Aperture Australia is the annual conference to attend if you’re committed to sharpening your craft and connections as a photographer – whether amateur or professional.

Held over one intensive weekend in the heart of Sydney, those on the guest list can access firsthand advice from influential and iconic photographers who have made waves with their work internationally. Ray Martin is back again to host the event as well as lead the thought-provoking and inspiring speaker panel discussions.

Aperture’s featured photographers will showcase the raw stories behind their most iconic shots to inspire your own approach to the profession. Keep up-to-date with industry trends and emerging technology through workshops, break-out sessions, trade stalls and equipment tech-talks.

Speakers include:
Ami Vitale - Nat Geo Photojournalist
Christian Fletcher - Landscape Photography Icon
Tamara Dean - Digital Photographic Artist
Ray Collins - Oceanic Photographer
Stephen Dupont - Conflict Photojournalist

In just two days, attendees are surrounded by more industry expertise, enthusiasm and unrivalled networking opportunities than they’ll likely find in an entire year.
Qantas Wine's Winter Festival
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Qantas Wine's Winter Festival is coming to Sydney! Come along and meet some of Australia's best winemakers, and enjoy unlimited tastings of more than 200 wines, spirits and Champagnes.

A huge lineup of premium Australian wineries includes Henschke, Penfolds, Brokenwood, d'Arenberg and Voyager Estate, to name a few. Plus there'll be bubbles from Champagne Pommery and boutique spirits such as Four Pillars gin. There's even a Sake Samurai to take you through a range of sake, whisky and liqueurs.

The grand Sydney Town Hall is the backdrop for the action, with a live jazz band, warming food on offer, and a complimentary Riedel wine glass for every guest.
Giants Netball v Melbourne Vixens
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Join them for a Suncorp Super Netball Saturday night showdown at Quaycentre.

Wear your Orange with pride as Giants Netball take to the court against Melbourne Vixens in Sydney’s premier sporting precinct. It will be their second clash of the 2019 season and this time on home turf.

Bring along your family and friends to experience Suncorp Super Netball at its best!
Six Quick Chicks
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
They’re funny, they’re sexy, they’re Six Quick Chicks. With a roller coaster hour of character driven comedy, rapid-fire repartee and the odd song!

Get your cabaret on! Not a dull moment when these bent ladies of the cabaret strut their wares! United in their extravagant imaginations, each Chick brings her own flavour to this hilarious, varied comedy table. Their shows are provocative; a heady mix of high and low brow, a scoop of surreal with just a dash of fart joke, a generous serving of sultry sophistication, garnished with the odd nude suit. Absurd, outlandish, witty and bold; each act at less than 10 minutes, these hot hilarious Quick Chicks always leave their audiences wanting more.

The Flying Nun is a showcase of the outcomes from Performing Arts residencies with Brand X at the East Sydney Community and Arts Centre. By its very nature, they celebrate the fringe, alternative and contemporary counter-culture. Come and be the first audience to witness new work by local Artists fresh out of the rehearsal room.
Olivia Show
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Donna has sung her way into the hearts of audiences, young and old.

This multi-award winning Australian songwriter and performer combines an exceptional voice, and a superior audience engagement with insightful song interpretation.

Born and raised in Sydney, Donna honed her stagecraft on the Sydney Club Circuit, as well as touring with Aussie entertainment legends like Kamahl and The Four Kinsmen, before leaving her homeland to record in New York and tour in America with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, and more recently in the United Kingdom with Frank Ifield. Her recordings have had major chart success both in Australia and in Europe.
Bush Explorers - Landscapes of Campbelltown Simmo's Beach Reserve
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
Join them for a midday bushwalk to look at the landscapes of beautiful Simmo's Beach Reserve and the Georges River Valley. Council in partnership with Simmo’s Beach Reserve Bushcare Group will be hosting a nature walk at Simmo's Beach Reserve, Macquarie Fields.

Take a midday wander around the forest and river of the reserve both looking at the season’s wildlife and taking a particular focus on the landforms, geology and history of this lovely area.

Walking grade: Grade Two Easy-Moderate.



Participants are advised to please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and seasonally appropriate clothing and bring a bottle of water, and if you have them, camera and binoculars to help you get the best out of your wildlife spotting

FABBA
Date Sat 22nd Jun 2019
ABBA-solutely FABBA-ulous!

On April 6, 1974, a relatively unknown Swedish group won the Eurovision Song Contest with a song titled Waterloo. ABBA had arrived, and the rest is history.

But by 1982 it was all over. Even though ABBA ceased to record or tour together, their music continued to entertain, to enthral, to inspire. The countless hits have transcended time to remain as popular today as they were when first released, in some cases more so.

FABBA will take you on a musical journey when life was as good as an Abba song and the only way to travel was on the Priscilla Bus, from Eurovision to Mamma Mia to the ABBA phenomenon with all the songs, costumes and comedy combined into one FABBA-ulous show!
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!
Bush Explorers - Winter Wildlife Walk The Basin
Date Sun 23rd Jun 2019
Join Bushcare for a midday bushwalk to look and learn about the diverse natural history of the Basin Council will be hosting a nature walk at The Basin Reserve, Kentlyn.

Take a brisk midday walk via the forest to the Georges River to learn about the habitats present and look for the array of wildlife that is found within them. Find out about the great work that is happening in this important wildlife area of Campbelltown.

Walking grade: Grade Three: Moderate-Hard (steep sections).



Participants are advised to please wear long pants, sturdy shoes and warm clothing and bring a bottle of water, and if you have them, camera and binoculars to help you get the best out of your wildlife spotting

Sweet Street
Date Thu 27th Jun 2019
Sweet Street is back and celebrating its sixth year. Gather your dessert squad and join Punk Princess of Pastry, Anna Polyviou, at the biggest sweet festival of the year.

Embark on an indulgent journey into the deliciously vibrant world of sweet treats and funky beats and savour the tantalising flavours of Sydney’s leading culinary creators extraordinaire, including Adriano Zumbo, Blackstar Pastry, Butter, Koi Dessert Bar, and many more!
Lang Lang Gala Performance
Date Thu 27th Jun 2019 to Sat 29th Jun 2019
Piano superstar Lang Lang is a global phenomenon and a passionate ambassador for classical music, from Carnegie Hall to the Beijing Olympics, and his astonishing technique and irresistible charisma have earned him millions of fans world-wide. Recently he embarked on an exploration of Mozart, in this case the stormy Piano Concerto No.24. As dramatic as any opera, this concerto contrasts singing melodies with darkly dazzling virtuosity.

The two haunting movements of Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony are perfect as they are. Experience one of the essential treasures of classical music performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

In Rendering Luciano Berio completes Schubert’s sketches for a ‘Tenth’ Symphony but leaves the seams exquisitely exposed, stitching together Schubert’s music with iridescent threads of sound.
A Little Lunch Music: Zane and Jy-Perry Banks
Date Thu 27th Jun 2019
Longing to spend your lunch hour device-free and served with a slice of serenity?

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

Multi-instrumental virtuosos and brothers Dr Zane Banks and Jy-Perry Banks will explore the tradition of stringed southern music in this lunchtime concert. They will perform a cross-section of twentieth century American folk music, spanning the genres of bluegrass, old-timey, delta blues, honky-tonk, electric blues, jazz and rockabilly, presented on acoustic guitar, banjo, electric guitar and pedal steel.

Feel free to bring your lunch into the auditorium. Their Lobby Bar is stocked with a range of light meal options or you can bring your own.
Madama Butterfly at the Sydney Opera House
Date Fri 28th Jun 2019 to Sat 10th Aug 2019
No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.

The American naval officer, Pinkerton is exploring the world in the name of war and pleasure. He sets his sights on the best and fairest of this land: the stunning Japanese beauty Cio-Cio-San.

Fascinated by her exotic beauty, Pinkerton marries her on sight, while Cio-Cio-San, enthralled by his American ways and promise of a modern life in America, falls wholeheartedly in love with the stranger. But Pinkerton already has a foot out the door, looking forward to the day he will marry “a real wife, a wife from America.”

Years pass, and she waits faithfully for her husband’s return from distant shores. But when his ship comes in, Pinkerton is not alone. As dawn breaks, what will become of Butterfly’s great hope?

See it if you like a good tearjerker, Miss Saigon, stunning sets and costumes.
Bondi Winter Magic
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Bondi Winter Magic is set to sparkle again this year at various locations around Bondi.

    Bondi will once again be transformed into Sydney’s winter playground by the sea!

    Go for a twirl on the famous beachside ice rink or check out the 360 degree view from 22-metre ferris wheel, Bondi Vista.

    Also included in the sparkling Bondi Winter Magic program is a magical blend of art, culture and history with Bondi and District Chamber of Commerce’s On the Streets series of music and art and a stroll through Bondi’s history with their Bondi History Walks.
NSW State Band Solo and Party Championships
Date Sat 29th Jun 2019 to Sun 30th Jun 2019
Hear some of the best New South Wales state community brass and concert band soloists battle it out over two days for the opportunity of winning the New South Wales State Solo Championship Title.
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.

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 11th Aug 2019
Undateable. Unemployable. Unstoppable.
Everybody is talking about Muriel!

Experience one of the most iconic and loved Australian films of all time in this big, brash and very cheeky new musical.

Muriel’s Wedding the Musical will play a strictly limited season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from June.

Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding – the dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing. A groom. Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything she ever wanted.
That’s when things start to go really wrong.

With music by Kate Miller-Heidke and Keir Nuttall, Muriel’s Wedding the Musical features an incredible soundtrack of addictive new songs plus your favourite ABBA hits.

Directed by Simon Phillips, this multi-award winning production is definitely the must-see musical of 2019!

Tickets are now on sale!
Learn Travel Sketching With Watercolours One Day Workshop
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
Travel sketching or holiday sketching is a great way to record your travel experiences. You can sketch on the spot or bring your travel photos to life with sketches. In this fun class learn the tips, tricks and secrets of travel sketching class with popular watercolour tutor Susie Murphie. This class is conducted in the studios working from reference photos. Bring along your favourite travel photos/postcards for reference or use Susie’s reference material.

See Eventfinda for more information.
In Her Shoes- Pre- Loved Fashion Market
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
An indoor fashion market dedicated to clothing and accessories for Women, Men and Children. The market features new and used clothing, from many different stallholders.

Shoppers can expect to get themselves a bargain each and every time they come to the market. There is always something for everyone!
Soul Messengers Annandale
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
They're back for another afternoon of acoustic band action. Expect soul, funk and blues. More information on Soul Messengers at the website.

They kick off the show at 4pm.

See you there for a brew!

Soul revivalists, Soul Messengers, are a Sydney based Soul and RnB band. They have released three studio albums, with 2017’s Vision and Faith reaching number five on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay chart. Their previous albums, 2013's 'I’m Alive', and 2015's ‘Dirty Soul’ also garnered great reviews and nationwide radio play, with ‘Dirty Soul’ featuring as Sydney Jazz and Blues radio station Eastside Radio’s album of the week.

My Kids Market Marrickville
Date Sun 30th Jun 2019
My Kids Market NSW is the original and largest market for families to buy, sell and recycle preloved babies and kids’ items! The Market caters to all baby and kids needs from pregnancy and newborns to approximately seven years of age.

Families can declutter their home and earn some extra cash by selling their gently used baby and kids items and shoppers will enjoy huge savings on all the popular brands when buying quality pre loved items at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

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.



The Market is held indoors and is a great day out for the whole family with free kid’s activities being held all morning.

Shopper entry AUD4 Adults, Kids free. Cash only, no ATM on site.

Pre Loved and Business Stalls are welcome and bookings now open.

Anna Bolena at the Sydney Opera House
Date Tue 2nd Jul 2019 to Fri 26th Jul 2019
No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.

Henry VIII has grown tired of his second wife, Anne Boleyn, and is seeing her lady-in-waiting, Jane Seymour, in secret.

He plots to remove his wife from the throne, and tries to trap her by inviting the man she once loved back to court.

In this brutal world, can Anne’s innocence outweigh the King’s determination to be rid of her?
Omega Ensemble: American Masters
Date Tue 2nd Jul 2019
Star-spangled masterworks with a world premiere from young-blood composer Nico Muhly.

American composers Philip Glass and Steve Reich changed the face of contemporary music with their revolutionary works built on simple harmony and hypnotic repetition. Where initial audiences were baffled, this music is now recognised for its textural richness and the expansion of classical forms. Schooled in this American tradition (including working as Glass’ assistant) composer Nico Muhly’s work ranges even more widely, incorporating stylistic fragments from Byrd to Webern, as well as his film work and collaborations with contemporary musicians such as Björk, Sufjan Stevens and Bryce Dessner. This program features a world premiere work by Muhly for Omega Ensemble, with a setting of a tenderly erotic poem by Constantine Cavafy.

Program:
Glass - Etudes for Solo Piano (Selections)
Glass - Sonata for Violin and Piano
Adams - Shaker Loops
Nico Muhly - By All Means
Nico Muhly - No Uncertain Terms
Nico Muhly - New Commission for Chamber Orchestra [World Premiere]*
Beethoven Symphony No.5
Date Wed 3rd Jul 2019 to Mon 8th Jul 2019
The extrovert virtuosity of violinist Vadim Gluzman and the sound he draws from his legendary Stradivarius violin is ‘a glory to hear’ (SMH), perfect for the angular lyricism and high energy of composer Prokofiev’s enticing Violin Concerto No.2. The concerto comes from the same era as Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet music and has a similar playful and melodious spirit. Designed to dazzle, it shows off a virtuoso violinist’s abilities to thrilling effect.

The shock and awe of Beethoven’s Fifth continues to resonate to this day. The extraordinary Xian Zhang conducts this ultimate symbol of symphonic power with her unique ‘dynamism, agility and precision’.

Fate knocks three times at the beginning of Verdi’s ferocious overture to The Force of Destiny, one of the greatest moments in all opera.

Hear the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by the first woman to hold a titled post with a BBC orchestra and current Music Director of the New Jersey Symphony, Xian Yang.
Cosentino – Anything Is Possible Tour
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019
Australia's world-renowned entertainer, Cosentino, is hitting the road this June through to July with his spectacular new live show Anything Is Possible.

Join Cosentino as he performs death-defying escapes that will thrill your senses, mind boggling stage illusions and cutting-edge street magic that twists your view of reality. Cosentino’s trademark blend of dance and magic with a touch of hilarious audience participation will take you on a journey that will captivate fans, new and old, until the very last mind-bending moment.

Presented by Live Nation and the NAB.
Cheeky Cabaret
Date Fri 5th Jul 2019 to Sun 14th Jul 2019
From the team that brought you the international smash hits La Soiree and Club Swizzle, and coming to Sydney Cabaret direct from the Brunswick Picture House, via all over the world, Cheeky Cabaret debuts in Sydney with tongue placed firmly in cheek.

After three years of sold out shows Cheeky Cabaret is venturing out of its home in Brunswick Heads to come and stretch its legs in the big smoke. Brimming with mischief this is one party you will not want to miss!

Described as the naughty younger brother of La Soiree, see how the Picture House has birthed this hilarious variety extravaganza that smashes together circus, vaudeville, comedy and everything in between. No wonder the Cheeky Cabaret has rightfully become the talk of the town. Featuring a cast of troubadours, miscreants, delectable divas and cabaret queens, no two shows are ever the same! You’ll leave spellbound, titillated and amazed.
OzGeomuster: Geocaching Mega Event
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Mon 8th Jul 2019
The OzGeomuster in a geocaching event held in and around Wollongong. Three days and three nights of geocaching, onsite entertainment, seminars, special international special guest, and geocaching tours showcasing the region.

You can camp onsite, stay locally, or just join them for the day to see what a geocaching Mega event is!
Maya and the Sea Dragon
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019 to Sat 20th Jul 2019
Shhh! There’s a secret lying at the bottom of Sydney Harbour.
Can you help them look for it?

Dive down deep with them as they join Maya and her seahorse friend Koru, as they embark on an underwater adventure and discover the wonders lying beneath the waves.

What will happen when the ancient seadragon wakes?

Will they find the Weedy Seadragon in time?

Written by award-winning author Wendy Blaxland, Seadragon Secrets is a beautiful new work, brought to life by the performers. Packed with all the characters of the sea, puppetry, music, and the magic of theatre, this world premiere is part of Marian Street Theatre for Young People’s 50th birthday celebrations.
David Hobson and Marina Prior at the Cube
Date Sat 6th Jul 2019
Accompanied by renowned pianist David Cameron, enjoy an intimate two-hour performance with Marina and David performing classics from productions such as The Phantom of The Opera, Les Miserables, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and La Boheme, as well as favourites from their award-winning albums.
Learn to Smock: Open Day
Date Sun 7th Jul 2019
Smocking Arts Guild of NSW are holding their annual open day. You will be taught basic smocking stitches on a sampler.



A kit is available for AUD5 which includes a pleated sampler, needle and thread.

A learn to smock booklet can be purchased for an extra AUD5 , this is optional.



Morning tea will be provided.

Please bring along a mug, lunch and your basic sewing supplies and enjoy a fun day.

The guild’s community programme makes wee care gowns and other items on a regular basis for premmie and stillborn babies for 35 hospitals in Sydney and several country areas.

EdTechTeam Sydney Summit
Date Mon 8th Jul 2019 to Tue 9th Jul 2019
This is a redesigned EdTechTeam Summit focusing on the whole teacher—the individual that you bring to the classroom every day.

They are launching a series of exciting new Summits for 2019! ​They’d love to have you join them for these two epic days of learning about engaging your students and improving learning outcomes using the best digital technologies available.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Hillsong Conference
Date Tue 9th Jul 2019 to Fri 12th Jul 2019
Hillsong Conference is all about championing the cause of local churches everywhere.

Each year they gather at Sydney Olympic Park's Qudos Bank Arena with thousands of people from all over the world and from different denominations as one church under one name - Jesus. This is a week set apart with practical and insightful teaching, breakout sessions in the Lead, Create and Help streams, and powerful praise and worship.

Hillsong Conference also features world renowned bible teachers and communicators joining hosts Brian and Bobbie Houston and the Hillsong team.

Business Events Showcase
Date Tue 9th Jul 2019
Sky’s the limit: Doltone House presents a unique opportunity for event organisers to experience their iconic Sydney Harbour and Sydney City venues.

Enjoy expert guided tours while you mingle and meet with key industry suppliers, listen to motivational talks from exciting guest speakers and eat and drink your way through their popular Sydney properties. Come and explore what their Jones Bay Wharf, Darling Island, and Hyde Park venues can offer, and leave inspired for planning your next corporate event.
NAIDOC Ceremony and Community Event
Date Tue 9th Jul 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
    The next NAIDOC Ceremony and Community Event will be held on Tuesday 9 July 2019 at Oran Park Library Forecourt.

    More information about the event to come.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in Concert
Date Wed 10th Jul 2019 to Sat 13th Jul 2019
Watch Harry become a wiz at potions, win Felix Felicis and uncover the meaning of Horcruxes! Nicolas Hooper’s wonderful score and J.K. Rowling’s classic tale combine to deliver all the adventure, humour and suspense you remember in an experience you will never forget.

This film is classified M – moderate fantasy themes and violence. Recommended for ages 15+.

Harry Potter characters, names and related indicia are copyright and trade marked Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. Rowlings Wizarding World, J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights.
Holden State of Origin - Game III Sydney
Date Wed 10th Jul 2019
The 2019 Holden State of Origin Series is here!

The Blues success in 2018 was a crucial turning point for NSW but has left Queensland fans with a burning desire to get back to their winning ways.

A new generation of stars will be on show, from Tedesco, Munster, Addo-Carr and Ponga.

The Maroons will have something to prove against the growing number of NSW fans beginning to feel optimistic once more.

Game III – ANZ Stadium – Wednesday 10 July 2019

Secure your seats now!
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.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience at Castlereagh Hotel
Date Fri 12th Jul 2019
Officially the world’s longest running and most successful tribute to the BBC’s famous sitcom, this Australian original has made its international mark. Selling out at shows all over the world – including Sydney Opera House and London’s West End – it’s now returning to Castlereagh Boutique Hotel in July 2019. But be warned: tickets will sell out here too, so early booking is essential!

Basil, Manuel and Sybil are in town – and they’re bringing a healthy dose of mayhem to your door. Fully immersive, highly interactive and completely original, this is the top-flight show where anything can happen and usually does – and with 70 percent of the show improvised, it’s never the same twice. With two hours of comedy, three courses of food, and five-star reviews, expect chaos, laughs, and a brilliant night out.
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.
Leumeah Skate Park Workshop
Date Sat 13th Jul 2019
This year they are offering free skateboarding workshops at their local skate parks, with Totem Skating! Head down to your local skate park on the below dates for a free two hour beginners skateboarding lesson!
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.
Gondwana World Choral Festival
Date Mon 15th Jul 2019 to Sun 21st Jul 2019
The Gondwana World Choral Festival is the greatest gathering of international choirs in Australia this century. They're coming together to celebrate with the Sydney Children's Choir as it turns 30.

Be uplifted and inspired by the voices of children and young people from Estonia, Latvia, France, China, Japan, Canada and the US. Four concerts daily at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Plus you can take your premium seat at two gala performances at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

Immerse yourself in every aspect of choral music in this week-long festival which includes workshops and behind-the-scenes insights into music training for young people, learning from some of Australia's best.

With the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Conservatorium of Music centrally located, this festival offers the perfect springboard into all that Sydney and its spectacular harbour have to offer. The Sydney Harbour Bridge, Taronga Zoo, and a bounty of ocean and harbour beaches are just a ferry or bus ride away!
Drama Holiday Workshops
Date Mon 15th Jul 2019 to Fri 19th Jul 2019
Marian Street Theatre for Young People aims to develop confident, creative and resilient young people. Their holiday programs are offered during the school holidays year round.

Drama develops confident, creative, resilient young people. These workshops are a great introduction to drama for the longer term or just creative inspiration over the holidays!

For those who can get quite shy, drama builds confidence. For those who are already confident, it provides vital focus skills and develop creative thinking as well as group skills.

Marian Street Theatre for Young People has an excellent reputation for drama - in case you haven't heard of us before, we are the premier Drama School for young people on the North Shore and have helped thousands of parents, children and families since 1969.

Christmas in July Lunch Cruises
Date Thu 18th Jul 2019 to Fri 26th Jul 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Australians love celebrating Christmas in Summer with blue skies, beaches, and summer fun. When winter comes around it's their turn to break out the roast turkey and ham, mince pies and rich plum pudding, and what better theme than Christmas in July.

    This July enjoy a northern hemisphere speciality with a distinctive Southern Hemisphere flavour. Grab your yuletide cheer and join Captain Cook Cruises on the Christmas in July Buffet Lunch Cruise for traditional favourites plus all the seafood that makes Sydney famous.
Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony
Date Thu 18th Jul 2019 to Fri 19th Jul 2019
A star of the operatic stage and the concert hall, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham is renowned for her interpretation of elegant French songs, which she performs with insight and affection.

She’s the ideal exponent of Canteloube’s jewel-like settings of dreamy, funny folk songs from the Auvergne region. His Songs of the Auvergne include the famous ‘Baïlero’, in which shepherd and shepherdess sing their love across the valleys.

The finale of Saint-Saëns’ ‘Organ’ Symphony pulls out all the stops in one of the most exultant of big tunes for full orchestra and the Concert Hall’s Grand Organ. But there are many other delightful moments in Saint-Saëns’ perfectly constructed magnum opus: rippling pianos, sparkling woodwinds and voluptuous strings from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Chabrier’s España is an irresistible sun-drenched visit to Spain – an image of guitars and flamenco sketched in the brightest colours.
A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
Date Thu 18th Jul 2019 to Sat 24th Aug 2019
Italian-American immigrant life colours this searing drama of love and revenge set in 1950’s Brooklyn. Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife Beatrice and his niece Catherine. Beatrice’s cousins Marco and Rodolpho, having fled the poverty of Sicily, enter the US illegally, desperate to find work. As Rodolpho and Catherine fall in love, Eddie’s devotion to his niece is no longer touching, but terrifying.

After a smash hit, sold out season at the Old Fitz Theatre, they are thrilled to reunite this award-winning team on the Ensemble Theatre stage.

Winner of Best Independent Production, Best Male Actor, Best Supporting Female Actor and Best Newcomer, 2017 Sydney Theatre Awards.

Originally produced by Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz Theatre in 2017.
Cumberland Gang Show
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
Feel the beat! Don't miss the new spectacular Cumberland Gang Show by the Scouts and Guides of Western Sydney performing at The Riverside Theatre Parramatta in July during the school holidays.

In this year’s show, more than 180 Scouts and Guides including live music from a 20 piece orchestra will perform two hours of live, fast-moving, musical comedy theatre for all the family. It's packed with loads of fun, fantastic sets and costumes and some wonderfully catchy songs and dances.

There are over 2000 costumes and around 25 complete set changes! Cumberland Gang Show takes over 5000 person hours of cast rehearsals from March to July, plus over 8000 hours of set, costume and technical preparation.

For more information and to purchase tickets please go to the Gang Show website.
Pub Rock
Date Sat 20th Jul 2019
Who remembers the days of pub rock in Sydney? It was a great time with some great memories. CCEntertainment brings you Pub Rock, featuring songs from bands such as Cold Chisel, Goanna, Jenny Morris, Stevie Wright, Hoodoo Gurus, Icehouse, Divinyls, Hunters and Collectors, AC-DC plus many more.

Showcasing an incredible line up of talent including guest vocalists Spencer Jones (The Voice), Hugh Wilson (Lenny Kravitz Band), Glenn Whitehall (All together now), Susannah Mirana and Nicky Kurta who will join a six-piece band including Glenn Moorhouse (guitars), Charmaine Ford (keys), Bennet Livingston (drums), Casper Tromp (keys) and Claudine Field (percussion) under the creative direction of Joseph Calderazzo (guitars) to deliver superb renditions of Classic Aussie Rock Songs.
Diplomacy
Date Tue 23rd Jul 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
By Cyril Gély. Translated and adapted by Julie Rose

An unmissable production starring theatre legends John Bell and John Gaden.

In 1944 at the Hôtel Meurice, Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling and German General Dietrich von Choltitz meet in a life and death situation for the city of Paris. On abandoning Paris, Hitler has ordered its destruction. Raoul has one night to persuade the General to leave the landmark city standing. The many twists and turns of their negotiations play out in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.
NoVacancy Hotel and Hospitality Business Expo
Date Wed 24th Jul 2019 to Thu 25th Jul 2019
NoVacancy is Australia’s largest and most important exhibition for connecting suppliers with decision makers from hotels, motels, serviced apartments, resorts, casinos, restaurants, pubs, clubs and bars.

Covering the whole supply chain in hotel and hospitality, NoVacancy delivers the latest trends and ideas, and brings together the key buyers and influencers to source the products and services required to help modernise their property, optimise their business, enhance the guest experience and maximise profits.
Britten's Peter Grimes in Concert
Date Thu 25th Jul 2019 to Sat 27th Jul 2019
One of the great operas, Peter Grimes is a psychologically penetrating portrait of a tortured outsider antihero versus the cruelty of a small-town mob. Set in The Borough, a claustrophobic Suffolk fishing village, this tragic drama plays out against vivid musical seascapes. Nature is a character – beautiful, tender and savage. Grimes – wild, individual and visionary – hurls himself against the implacable forces of society and the sea.

David Robertson’s ‘driven, exacting’ conducting and a cast led by an extraordinary Grimes in Australian tenor Stuart Skelton bring this gripping and resonant opera to life in the concert hall, backed by the power of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
André Rieu's Maastricht Concert Blacktown
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages—and, of course, magnificent music. This year’s theme is a dedication to the waltz.



The majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André Rieu throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. From an international football match at Amsterdam stadium in 1995, when André filled the half-time interval with a performance of a classic waltz, to his Maastricht concerts of 2011, where André premiered ‘And The Waltz Goes On’, composed by Oscarâ-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, this popular dance has often taken centre stage. André has composed many waltzes and since 1987, he and his Johann Strauss Orchestra have been delighting audiences all over the world with their magnificent renditions of classic waltzes.

See Eventfinda for more information.

André Rieu's Maastricht Concert Penrith
Date Sat 27th Jul 2019 to Sun 28th Jul 2019
André Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages—and, of course, magnificent music. This year’s theme is a dedication to the waltz.



The majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to André Rieu throughout his career that its three-four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. From an international football match at Amsterdam stadium in 1995, when André filled the half-time interval with a performance of a classic waltz, to his Maastricht concerts of 2011, where André premiered ‘And The Waltz Goes On’, composed by Oscarâ-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, this popular dance has often taken centre stage. André has composed many waltzes and since 1987, he and his Johann Strauss Orchestra have been delighting audiences all over the world with their magnificent renditions of classic waltzes.

See Eventfinda for more information.

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!
André Rieu Maastricht Concert
Date Sun 28th Jul 2019
The world’s biggest name in special event cinema - André Rieu – will be back in cinemas with a brand-new major production.

Andre Rieu’s annual hometown Maastricht concerts attract fans from all corners of the globe. The medieval town square is transformed into a spectacular backdrop for unforgettable concerts filled with humour, fun and emotion for all ages, and, of course, magnificent music. You can waltz the night away with Andre Rieu, the majestic waltz has been such an inspiration to Andre throughout his career that its three four beat has become, in many ways, the rhythm of his life. And this year the maestro will bring the waltz to life in an unforgettable evening of music and dance.



Prepare to be swept off your feet by this magical celebration of dance on the big screen in the comfort of your local cinema. Join Andre Rieu, his Johann Strauss Orchestra, world class sopranos, The Platin Tenors and special guests for a magical cinema experience. Audiences will be treated to behind the scenes content and an exclusive interview with Andre and as always, some delicious surprises.

AWO Six
Date Tue 30th Jul 2019
The Australian World Orchestra presents the AWO SIX; a formidable cast of virtuosic musicians together for one night only to perform an exciting and intimate chamber performance of Mendelssohn and Brahms not to be missed.

Featuring:
Natalie Chee violin (1st Concertmaster – SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart).
Daniel Dodds violin (Leader and Artistic Director – Festival Strings Lucerne).
Tahlia Petrosian viola (Gewandhaus Orchestra).
Andra Darzins viola (University of Music Stuttgart).
David Berlin cello (Principal Cello, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra).
Julian Thompson cello (Australian Chamber Orchestra).

Programme:
Felix Mendelssohn’s – String Quintet No. 2, Op.87 in B flat major.

Johanne Brahms’ – String Sextet No.2, Op.36, in G major.

After presenting large-scale orchestral concerts in Melbourne and Canberra, the AWO strips down to the bareness of a beautiful intimate chamber setting for Sydney audiences. AWO SIX will perform one night only at City Recital Hall where the audience will experience the brilliance of true musical mastery in an unforgettable chamber concert.
Sydney International Boat Show
Date Thu 1st Aug 2019 to Mon 5th Aug 2019
The Sydney International Boat Show is the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere.

It first ran in 1968 and since then has played host to over three million visitors who arrive to be entertained, educated and inspired by this wonderful pastime enjoyed by millions each year.

More than 220 exhibitors across two venues, more than 145 boats on the purpose built marina, more than 700 boats in the halls, 24,800 square metres (266,900 square feet) of undercover hall space, full of exhibits.
Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE)
Date Thu 1st Aug 2019 to Mon 5th Aug 2019
The Australia International Dive Expo (AIDE) is in collaboration with Sydney International Boat Show at ICC Darling Harbour.

The expo is a trade and consumer show to promote Scuba diving, dive equipment, diving courses, dive travel, tourism boards, dive centres, resorts, live-abroad, marine conservation and free diving under one roof.

It is an annual show for the dive industry.

Come and join in to interact and explore the business of diving. The expo has many exciting activities lined up for the general public.

For trade, a separate division has been set up to focus on business networking.

AIDE will promote the world of diving with top international and Australian exhibitors showcasing their top brands and services to visitors.

Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show. World Tour
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
Academy Award nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman, is bringing his The Man. The Music. The Show World Tour to Australia this August. Accompanied by a live orchestra, the tour will see Jackman perform hit songs from his Broadway and film projects including 'Les Misérables' and of course 'The Greatest Showman'.


See Eventfinda for more information.
Diplomacy Penrith
Date Fri 2nd Aug 2019 to Sat 3rd Aug 2019
After a sold out 2018 season, theatre legends John Bell and John Gaden reprise their roles in this unmissable production of Cyril Gély’s high-stakes WWII thriller.

In 1944 at the Hôtel Meurice, the Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling and the German General, Dietrich von Choltitz meet in a life and death situation for the city of Paris.

On abandoning Paris, Hitler has ordered its destruction. Raoul has one night to persuade the General to leave the landmark city standing. The many twists and turns of their negotiations play out in this highly entertaining thriller by Cyril Gély.

Ensemble Theatre’s commission of the translation and adaptation of Diplomacy was made possible by the generous support of Jinnie and Ross Gavin.
Supercars Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Red Rooster Sydney SuperNight 300 Super Sprint is a motor racing event for Supercars Australia, held at Sydney Motorsport Park in Eastern Creek, New South Wales.

    The event has been a regular part of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship since 1992.

    More details for this event are coming soon.
All Holden Day
Date Sat 3rd Aug 2019 to Sun 4th Aug 2019
The NSW All Holden Day entry is open to all Holden Badged Vehicles (when new).

The 33rd NSW All Holden Day will be held on the 4th & 5th of August 2018.
There is a 2 day swap meet held on both Saturday and Sunday from 6am.
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The Display Day for Original and customised Holdens will be proudly displayed from first to current models on the Sunday from 9am.
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So enter your Holden sedan, ute, wagon, van, 1 tonner, be it stock or modified it doesn’t matter, enter now and be part of this great day.
Kirill Gerstein performs Grieg's Piano Concerto
Date Wed 7th Aug 2019 to Sat 10th Aug 2019
Composer Sibelius’ evocation of Finnish legend En Saga (A Saga) emerges from freezing mists of swirling strings and growling brass. Listen as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform a piece as dark as a northern winter.

Bracing Scandinavian air permeates Grieg’s piano concerto, billowing though its heart-stirring melodies. Kirill Gerstein, whose formidable technique is matched by his distinctive musicianship, takes on this crowd-pleaser.

And Sydney Symphony Chief Conductor David Robertson leads us on a wild trip in Berlioz’s semi-autobiographical hallucination, Symphonie fantastique. The delirious artist chases his beloved through dreams, ballrooms, the countryside, his own beheading and a witches’ sabbath! Berlioz promised to ‘stagger the world’ with this symphony, and he delivered: this is music of pure sensation.

Presented as part of the Sydney Symphony’s Keys to the City Festival.
Andrea Chénier at the Sydney Opera House
Date Thu 8th Aug 2019 to Sun 11th Aug 2019
No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to its most famous building. And the best thing to do when you visit the Sydney Opera House is to come inside and see an opera performance.

As the French Revolution settles, the poet Andrea Chenier watches its leaders grow more and more oppressive.

Despite his wealthy upbringing, he speaks out on behalf of the poor, and attracts the attention of powerful revolutionaries.

But it is Chenier’s love for the aristocrat Maddalena that puts him most at risk. Her family’s servant, Gerard, is also in love with Maddalena, and he uses his power among the revolutionaries to take his rival down.
Spot
Date Thu 8th Aug 2019 to Sat 10th Aug 2019
Spot is one of the most loved dogs in the world, and he’s coming to Australia!

Based on the books by Eric Hill.

Spot and his friends are off on a new adventure to visit Spot’s Dad on the farm and meet the farm animals. But when they arrive, all the animals are lost! Can Spot and his friends find them all? They might need a little help from their new friends in the audience.

Eric Hill’s beloved puppy comes to life on stage with puppetry, songs, and puzzles for children aged 18 months and over with their adults.
Ocean Talks: Bligh – Hero or Villain?
Date Thu 8th Aug 2019
Almost universally portrayed as a villain in movies and books, does this view of William Bligh stand up to scrutiny today? This lively debate challenges the stereotype, looking beyond the mutiny on the HMS Bounty to explore the many sides of one of the maritime world’s most infamous figures and skilled seamen.

What’s not in doubt is that Bligh’s life was extraordinary – he caused controversy on land and sea.

Come and judge for yourself as they hear from author Peter Fitzsimmons who will argue Bligh as tyrant and villain, together with Rear Admiral Peter Briggs who will argue that Bligh was a heroic figure and strong leader.

This not-to-be-missed debate will be moderated by the Maritime Museum’s Curator of Environment and Communities Dr Stephen Gapps.

Note: Ticket includes light refreshments and the opportunity to view the museum’s exhibition Bligh – Hero or Villain? from 5pm to 6pm.

Image credit: Mutiny on the Bounty (The Mutineers turning Lieutenant Bligh and part of the officers and crew adrift from His Majesty's Ship the Bounty), 1790 by Robert Dodd. Collection: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

9 to Thrive
Date Fri 9th Aug 2019
Presented by Business Chicks, Australia’s largest and most influential network for women, 9 to Thrive is not your average (yawn-inducing) expo. It’s a fully immersive two-day experience filled with great exhibitors, world-class speakers, the coolest activations, scrumptious food - and of course there'll be coffee, wine and a cocktail or two!

Where else can you get a blow-dry, talk finance and sip on a cocktail all at the same time? 9 to Thrive really is the everything experience for women, all under one roof. That’s right: everything career, everything wealth, everything yummy, everything lifestyle, everything glamour and everything health.
NSW Swifts v Melbourne Vixens
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
Experience Suncorp Super Netball Live in Sydney when NSW Swifts host Melbourne Vixens!

Perhaps the oldest rivalry in Australian netball, intense competition between the NSW Swifts and Melbourne Vixens will make for a super-charged 60 minutes of world-class netball.

Nearing the end of the season, there will be vital competition points up for grabs in this Round 12 Suncorp Super Netball clash.

The Swifts will also look to reclaim the Sargeant-McKinnis Cup which has been in Victoria for a little too long!
Giants Netball v Sunshine Coast Lightning
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
Watch Giants Netball take on reigning premiers Sunshine Coast Lightning in an exciting clash in Round 12 Suncorp Super Netball. With important points up for grabs at the back end of the season, this game is guaranteed to be a thriller.

Plus, with Caitlin Bassett now wearing an Orange dress, and their past Finals meetings proving to be explosive, these are sure to be heated re-matches.

Get your family and friends together to experience the excitement of Suncorp Super Netball.
Les Divas
Date Sat 10th Aug 2019
From the producers of Prada’s Priscillas comes Les Divas: An all-male revue.

Australia’s six-foot something songstress Prada Clutch and her divas, take you on a star-studded journey, celebrating the divas that have shaped music history.

The ninety-minute all-male revue includes some of the world’s greatest divas including: Cher, Barbara Streisand, Shirley Bassey, Tina Turner, Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion and Diana Ross.

Relive their greatest hits including: If I Could Turn Back Time, Get The Party Started, Proud Mary, I Will Always Love You and I'm Coming Out.

The show is headlined by Prada Clutch; one of Australia's most in-demand live-singing drag queens and Panthers very own Drag Bingo host.

The show features a cast of seven, choreographed by Stephen Clarke. Stephen has been Dancing and Choreographing professionally since 1985. Stephen’s experience extends to working with Aussie divas Kylie and Dannii Minogue, as well as international divas Cyndi Lauper and Diana Ross.

Witness the greatest divas being impersonated like never before as they tour Australia in 2019.
Star Wars: Return of the Jedi in Concert
Date Thu 15th Aug 2019 to Sat 17th Aug 2019
Darth Vader readies the second Death Star to unleash the final blow to the Rebel Alliance. Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) joins his droid allies R2-D2 and C-3PO, together with Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), to free his comrade Han Solo (Harrison Ford), imprisoned by the vile crime lord, Jabba the Hutt. Reunited, the Rebels race to the moon of the planet Endor where they launch a desperate attack upon the entire Imperial Fleet.

But, the ultimate battle is between father and son, as Luke faces Darth Vader one last time, for the fate of the galaxy hangs in the balance.

This film is classified PG – mild science fiction violence. Parental guidance is recommended.
St Ives Orchid Fair
Date Fri 16th Aug 2019
One hall filled with orchid displays and floral art. One hall filled with stalls selling orchid plants, flasks, orchid pots, orchid supplies and orchid books. Ample parking. Wheelchair access. Plenty of room for buses and picnics and barbecues. Light lunches for sale and refreshments all day. Early spring in Sydney. The fragrance of orchid flowers. Raffles drawn throughout the day. National Park bushland with walking tracks and native orchids in flower. What more could the orchid lover ask? - The St Ives Orchid Fair.

The four orchid societies who got together to organise the St Ives Orchid Fair believe that this combination of venue, show and vendors means they have the premier orchid event in the Sydney area. Over the past 18 years this has proven to be right, attracting orchid lovers from interstate and overseas.

Come and enjoy a day out in lovely setting and sample the fragrance.
Schubert and Liszt
Date Thu 22nd Aug 2019 to Sat 24th Aug 2019
Franz Liszt was an ambitious and innovative musician, creating a radically new sound for the piano and ‘inventing’ the symphonic poem – using the orchestra to freely evoke mood, colour, people and places. Poetry was often his inspiration, and in his Dante Symphony he looked to the Divine Comedy, a towering literary masterpiece.

Enjoy the vividly infernal, voluptuous and heavenly music of Liszt’s work as the Sydney Symphony Orchestra lead them through Hell and Purgatory and on to an angelic song of faith. Along the way they visit famous characters like the tragic Francesca di Rimini. A heavenly choir makes for a truly celestial finale.

And Liszt wraps orchestral finery around one of Schubert’s great solo piano masterpieces, the Wanderer Fantasy, to create a kind of concerto. It’s a poetic vehicle for Louis Lortie’s dazzling insightful and pianism, in a concert that showcases Simone Young’s affinity for richly expressive music.
Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
Oxfam Trailwalker is one of the most inspiring team challenges in the world. You and three mates will journey through 100 kilometres of bush trail within 48 hours depending on the state. Sydney also offers an alternate distance – 50 kilometres within 24 hours.

It’s not a relay. Your team has to start together, stick together and finish together — it’s tough, but with the right training and attitude you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve. The feeling when you cross the finish line will be something you’ll never forget.

Check out more details on their website.

Each team must commit to raising a minimum fundraising amount to support Oxfam’s work around the world. By raising money for Oxfam Australia you will be making a tremendous difference to people’s lives. Fundraising for Oxfam is a rewarding experience and can also be great fun!

Oxfam works with local communities to help them create their own sustainable solutions to poverty. Together they are promoting education, ensuring access to clean water, teaching skills to grow food and advocating for their basic rights.

Opera House Concert Hall Performance Art Show
Date Fri 23rd Aug 2019
The 2019 Australian-Chinese Student Performance Art Show aims to stimulate avenues of communication and exchange between Chinese and Australian students based on performing arts, cultural backgrounds and education. Using performance art as a vehicle of expression, student representatives from both countries give performances on stage.
NSW State Band Championships
Date Sat 24th Aug 2019 to Sun 25th Aug 2019
Hear some of the best NSW community brass and concert bands battle it out over two days for the opportunity of winning the 2019 NSW State Band Championship Title.
Chicago
Date Sat 24th Aug 2019 to Sat 7th Sep 2019
Don’t miss Chicago coming to the Capitol Theatre this August and starring Natalie Bassingthwaighte as Roxie Hart, Alinta Chidzey as Velma Kelly and Casey Donovan as Matron ‘Mama’ Morton.

A true New York City institution, Chicago has everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all the 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.

Blockbuster Super Netball Double Header
Date Sat 24th Aug 2019
The 2019 Suncorp Super Netball regular season finishes with a bang as Qudos Bank Arena plays host to the second Double Header of the year in Round 14!

Giants Netball will host an East v West clash against West Coast Fever while the NSW Swifts will face an old foe in the Queensland Firebirds.

Both NSW sides will be looking to secure their places in the 2019 Finals Series against fierce opposition in this Saturday blockbuster.

It’s two games for the price of one! It’s Suncorp Super Netball at its finest. Don’t miss it!
Pub2Pub Charity Fun Run and Festival
Date Sun 25th Aug 2019
Sydney’s most scenic fun run celebrates its 27th year. Courses start at Dee Why Beach (13 kilometres), Warriewood (six kilometres), and Mona Vale (three kilometres) and end with a Family Festival at Newport Beach, making this fun run perfect for everyone, from families to the most serious runners.



Take in Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches while raising money for local charities. Organised by the Rotary Club of Brookvale, all money raised is donated to organisations including Life Education, Surf Life Saving Northern Beaches, The Sanfilippo Children's Foundation and Without A Ribbon.

For more information, or to register, visit the official website.

Shostakovich Symphony No.4
Date Wed 28th Aug 2019 to Sat 31st Aug 2019
The arabesques and infectious energy of Armenian folk music animate composer Aram Khachaturian’s extravagantly tuneful Violin Concerto, the ideal vehicle for virtuoso violinist James Ehnes’s suave and soulful playing.

Shostakovich’s huge Fourth Symphony is a churning dynamo of sound for a huge orchestra. Visceral, grandiose, cartoonish and tragic, it is one of Shostakovich’s most pointed works: a jab at the pompous tyrants, and a cry of anguish. After its premiere was cancelled, Shostakovich turned to more covert means of dissent; his life depended on it.

Shostakovich expert, conductor Mark Wigglesworth has the measure of this enigmatic masterpiece that retains an electrifying power and relevance to this day.
Fleetwood Mac Australian Tour
Date Wed 28th Aug 2019 to Thu 29th Aug 2019
Legendary, Grammy Award-winning band Fleetwood Mac will be touring Australia this August and September, featuring the new line-up of Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn.

The band's enduring spirit stands for an incredible body of great music that has connected with generations of people worldwide for more than 50 years. Don't miss out!

Presented by Live Nation.
Hawkesbury Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show
Date Fri 30th Aug 2019 to Sun 8th Sep 2019
The Hawkesbury Caravan, Camping, 4WD, Fish and Boat Show will be at the Hawkesbury Showground, Clarendon - don't miss one of the best outdoor events in Western Sydney.

Find your new dream boat or caravan, and while you're at it check out the freestyle bike show, the fishing show, and the reptile awareness show! With over 180 exhibitors you are sure to find what you're after to turn your next trip into an unforgettable adventure!

Check out the all new web site or check them out on Facebook.
Hitler's Daughter
Date Fri 30th Aug 2019
Did Hitler's daughter really exist?

Adapted for the stage by Eva Di Cesare, Sandra Eldridge and Tim McGarry

Based on the book by Jackie French

This award-winning show tells the story of Hitler’s Daughter through the eyes of four Australian children Mark, Ben, Anna and Tracey. As the friends wait for the school bus in country Australia one rainy morning, Anna begins to tell the tale of Heidi, daughter of the most hated man in history. As Mark becomes engrossed in Anna’s story, the play switches between 1940s Nazi Germany and contemporary Australia.

Today, in an age of fake news and fact manipulation, extreme ideologies and rising nationalism, there has never been a more important and relevant time to present this work.

Ages 10 – 14
Stamp, Coin and Collectables Fair: September
Date Sat 31st Aug 2019 to Sun 1st Sep 2019
Dealers and Club Tables, Lucky Door Prize, Kids Show Bags.
There will be a variety of Stamps, Covers, Postmarks, Cinderellas, Postcards, Thematics, Coins and Accessories.

A good range of Ephemera, China, Glass, Retro Wares and more.

Refreshments available. Free entry and off street parking available.

The Fair is held twice each year. April and September.
Manly Fun Run and Walk
Date Sun 1st Sep 2019
The Manly Scenic Fun Run and Walk is organised by the Manly Rotary Club. It’s a charity fund-raiser for fun lovers and serious runners alike.

Now in its 10th year, the Fun Run and Walk will give you a great morning out this Father's Day.

It has distances suitable for all ages and fitness levels, some of the best scenic views on offer in Sydney, and a carnival-like atmosphere before and after the event.
Fathers Day Lunch Cruise
Date Sun 1st Sep 2019
Stuck for ideas on how to treat Dad this Father's Day?

There is no other place on earth that comes close to Sydney Harbour and the lunch cruise is the perfect way to capture all of the stunning sights whilst enjoying sensational catering and hospitality for Father's Day.

Step aboard and indulge in a freshly prepared seafood and carvery buffet lunch whilst live artists provide the perfect backdrop whilst you dine. Enjoy a beverage from the licensed bar and let time pass you by as you embrace the spectacular harbour views from spacious indoor and outdoor seated viewing decks.

Three Hour lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour with allocated seated dining. Delicious Seafood and Carvery Buffet lunch.
Tempting desserts, tea and coffee. Free beer for every Dad.
Excellent value bar packages available. Live Aussie band.

Photographer on board. Prizes to be won including deluxe hampers. Magnificent views of Sydney Harbour. Indoor and outdoor decks for unrestricted 360 degree views. Professional host to ensure everyone has a great time. A great day out for everyone to enjoy!
Australian String Quartet presents Ives Westlake Debussy
Date Wed 4th Sep 2019
Ives, String Quartet no 1 From the Salvation Army
Nigel Westlake, String Quartet no 3* (World Premiere)
Debussy, String Quartet op 10

The music of Charles Ives is made of pictures from a long-lost America, depicted with such vivid immediacy that they seem absolutely alive. Through the magic lantern of his musical imagery, this New England world appears like a nostalgic dream – white-painted churches in autumn forests filled with congregations joyously chanting hymns and spirituals.

Not dissimilar to the inquisition that Ives undertakes, Claude Debussy’s quest to liberate sensuality led to a revolution in French musical identity. His string quartet replaces rigid thematic structures with a free flow of colours, motifs and gestures in the search for melodic rapture, realising his decadent dictum, ‘Pleasure is the Law.’

The vibrant colour and energy for which Nigel Westlake is renowned make his eagerly-awaited new work a splendid companion to Debussy and Ives.
Julia Michaels – Inner Monologue Tour
Date Thu 5th Sep 2019
American pop knockout and Grammy nominee Julia Michaels will be touching down in Australia for a string of shows this September! Fresh off the back of Australian dates supporting Keith Urban on his Graffiti U World Tour, the prolific singer and songwriter will take centre stage later in the year for her debut Australian headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Ocean Talks: Bligh and Extreme Journeys
Date Thu 5th Sep 2019
The question they’ll be asking in this fascinating discussion is: do extreme modern day journeys match the tenacity and skills demonstrated by William Bligh and his loyal men who, in 1789, navigated 6,500 kilometres of treacherous seas eventually reaching safety in Timor?

Join two modern-day adventurers Michelle Lee and Alex Luther as they discuss how they conquered incredible feats of endurance on the open seas. Sydney-based adventurer Alex Luther water-skied 3,699 kilometres from Africa to Italy in under 10 days.

Despite having never previously water-skied Alex was driven by a desire to recreate the same journey his marathon water skiing grandfather, Harry Luther, completed in 1970. Michelle Lee has just returned from completing a two month solo-rowing odyssey across the Atlantic Ocean covering a distance of more than 5,000 kilometres.

In this discussion, Bligh’s dramatic journey of real-life survival will be compared with the experiences of modern day ocean adventurers.
This discussion will be hosted by maritime museum’s senior curator Daina Fletcher.

Note: Ticket includes light refreshments and the opportunity from 5pm – 6pm to view the exhibition Bligh – Hero or Villain? as well as an 80th anniversary exhibit on Oskar Speck’s seven year journey from Germany to Australia.
Bill Bryson - Observations On Life and The Human Body
Date Fri 6th Sep 2019
With his matchless homing instinct for the funniest and quirkiest, his unerring eye for the idiotic, the endearing, the ridiculous and the scandalous, Bryson will exercise his razor-sharp wit in sharing his globe-trotting travel experiences, his forays into science and his latest endeavour - the human body, live on stage.
Kenny Broberg
Date Sat 7th Sep 2019
Join the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition silver medallist and Sydney International Piano Competition Grand finalist, Kenny Broberg in recital.

American pianist Kenny Broberg achieved success as one of the grand finalists in the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition and recently was awarded the silver medal of the 2017 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.

This spring The Joan and the Competition welcomes Kenny to Australia for his debut tour of the country.

Expect to hear sublime playing that will undoubtedly confirm Kenny as one of the next great talents of the piano. Indeed, his career since his wins in Sydney and Fort Worth, has propelled him into the spotlight with his playing demanded worldwide.

Don’t miss your chance to hear this extraordinary young artist.

Kenny Broberg appears by arrangement with the Cliburn.
Cabramatta Moon Festival
Date Sun 8th Sep 2019
Cabramatta Moon Festival is a unique cultural event like no other, attracting more than 90,000 people each year. Join them and discover what the fuss is all about!

Be enticed by the delicious and authentic food stalls that line the streets, live entertainment, free rides and activities, spectacular fireworks and the overall energetic atmosphere. This is a family friendly event that caters for visitors of all ages.

There will be special guest appearances as well as crowd favourites such as traditional lion dances, the Moon Goddess and children's lantern parade, and competitions such as one-handed prawn peeling.

Find out more about Sydney’s largest Asian festival and visit the website, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Picnic in the Park
Date Sun 8th Sep 2019
The next Picnic in the Park will be held on Sunday 8 September 2019 at Macarthur Park.

More information about the event and stallholder applications to come.
An Intimate Evening with Paul Capsis
Date Sun 8th Sep 2019 to Mon 16th Sep 2019
Join iconic performer Paul Capsis for a blazing, crazy ride through his life’s songbook.

In an intimate and candid performance, Paul revisits the staggering heights of a multi-award winning career spanning cabaret, song, theatre and film. With piano accompaniment, he explores the music of the greatest artists of all time including selections from Amy Winehouse, Tom Waites, Patti Smith, William Burroughs, Nina Simone, Janis Joplin, Judy Garland and many more.

Appearing for a strictly limited season, witness the magic of this cabaret master in a transformative night of story and song.
Omega Ensemble: Mahler One
Date Tue 10th Sep 2019
Symphonic forces take a new form with this electrifying presentation of Mahler’s ‘Titanic’ work.

Mahler’s symphonies are recognised for their orchestral might, however the composer often draws on pure chamber music textures in his work to achieve his impressive sound. In this thrilling chamber arrangement by British composer Iain Farrington, the vast orchestral forces are harnessed by 15 soloists, revealing hidden details in the score and the power of Mahler’s gestures and intricacy. This performance is accompanied by a quintet presentation of Chopin’s luscious Piano Concerto No.1 and a World Premiere work by Australian composer Gordon Kerry.

Program:
Mahler - Symphony No. 1 “The Titan” (arr. Iain Farrington)
Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11 (arr. for Piano and String Quintet)
Kerry - Clarinet Quintet [World Premiere]
Ghost Sonata at Opera Australia
Date Wed 11th Sep 2019 to Sat 14th Sep 2019
A young student is drawn into a frightening house where nothing is as it seems. At a dinner party, secrets unravel and everything horrible is made plain.

Performance is at Opera Australia's Scenery Workshop, The Opera Centre
Star Wars: The Force Awakens in Concert
Date Wed 11th Sep 2019 to Sat 14th Sep 2019
As the Resistance and First Order race to find the location of the last Jedi Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), who has mysteriously disappeared, Rey, a desert scavenger, and Finn, a renegade stormtrooper, are unwittingly thrown in the middle of the conflict. To defeat the villainous First Order, one of them must discover the dormant Force within, and awaken it.

Experience The Force Awakens, with composer John Williams’ score performed live by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

This film is classified M – science fiction themes and violence. Recommended for persons over the age of 15.
Spencer
Date Wed 11th Sep 2019 to Thu 12th Sep 2019
A brand new comedy-drama looking at a gloriously dysfunctional Australian family, this is modern story telling at its best!

There’s no such thing as fun for the whole family.

Told over the course of one weekend in a suburban Australian family home, Spencer tells the story of a tight-knit family led by single-mum matriarch Marilyn and her three adult children – wayward daughter Jules, mouthy coulda- been Ben and AFL golden-boy Scott.

About to meet the young son – Spencer – he never knew he had, Scott and the family have returned home to help mark the occasion. With the surprise appearance of Ian, the father they barely remember, the entire family is forced to work together to clean up both the house and their own fractured relationships as the clock ticks down to Spencer’s arrival.

Starring Jane Clifton (Prisoner) and Roger Oakley (Home and Away) and supported by Lyall Brooks (A Prudent Man), Jamieson Caldwell and Fiona Harris, Spencer employs classic Australian vernacular, lashings of humour, and recognisable characters that ask you to consider how much your family defines who you are, if you can exist without them and whether you ever really grow up.
Bathory Begins
Date Wed 11th Sep 2019 to Sat 21st Sep 2019
Year 10 Art and Design teacher Mrs Bathory is suspected of being the sadistic, undead serial-killer countess Elrezebet Bathory. It’s pretty obvious to her class of seven girls – yes seven – the last remaining survivors of what the school is calling an outbreak of ‘head-lice’ but what the students of 10F know is really another murderous rampage in Bathory’s quest for eternal youth. Then the boys from Judas Gents turned up. It was never going to go well.

Published by Playlab, this is your chance to see the first production of a show that will be presented in schools around the country for years to come.

Ages 14+
Lee Kernaghan – Backroad Nation
Date Fri 13th Sep 2019
The boy from the bush is back in town!

Lee Kernaghan OAM, Australia’s beloved country music singer, songwriter and guitarist is coming to Evan Theatre at Panthers with specials guests four Golden Guitar Winners, The Wolfe Brothers and CMC Female Artist of the Year, Christie Lamb.

Shooting to fame in Australia for his first solo debut album, The Outback Club, and his hit single “Boys from the Bush”, Lee Kernaghan has since dominated Australian Music Charts with albums such as Three Chain Road, 1959, Hat Town, Electric Rodeo, The New Bush, and Spirit of the Anzacs and more. changed the musical landscape.

Book your tickets early to secure your place to celebrate with Lee Kernaghan as he tours the country with his new album and new show – Backroad Nation.
Pyrmont Festival
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019 to Sun 15th Sep 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    A two-day free Pyrmont Festival of Food, Wine and Art event supported by Orange360 in Pyrmont's award winning Pirrama Park.

    An event designed for the whole family, with live music, local artists, rides and children’s’ entertainment and with lots of stalls where guests can meet wine-makers, participate in tastings, cooking demonstrations, art classes and sample a broad range of fine foods.

    Charges applicable for wine-tastings, with wine packages available. Tokens can be purchased on the day.
Cinema Under The Stars
Date Sat 14th Sep 2019
The next Cinema Under The Stars will be held on Saturday 14 September 2019 at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan.

More information to come.
Blackmores Sydney Running Festival
Date Sun 15th Sep 2019
Described as one of the most scenic and spectacular courses in Australia, the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival attracts around 33,000 participants annually.

In 2013 the Blackmores Sydney Marathon was the first Australian marathon to be broadcast live in 23 years. The popularity of the Sydney Marathon has attracted both international and local elite athletes and as a result in 2014 the Sydney Marathon achieved Gold Label by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival consists of four exciting events, all crossing the Sydney Harbour Bridge with the Marathon, Half Marathon and Bridge Run (10 kilometre Certified) distances finishing at the iconic Sydney Opera House and the Family Fun Run (3.5 kilometre) at Sydney's prestigious Conservatorium of Music.

Runners, joggers and walkers of all skill levels and ages will experience a challenge or a fun day out to explore the extraordinary scenic views of Sydney.
Freedom and Equality - Phoenix Collective
Date Sun 15th Sep 2019
The Phoenix Quartet is Central Coast New South Wales' premier string quartet, launched by Charmian Gadd at Crossroads Festival where they performed Schubert’s masterpiece ‘Death & The Maiden’. Its members come from the ranks of national and international orchestras such as Australian Opera & Ballet Orchestra, Canberra Symphony, Sydney Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, Kammer Philharmonie Köln, Boston Symphony, Academy of St Martin in the Fields, to name a few.

Quartets by: Shostakovich, Haydn and Tchaikovsky

Phoenix Quartet:
Dan Russell (Artistic Director and Violin)
Yuhki Mayne (Violin)
Ella Brinch (Viola)
Andy Wilson (Cello)
Kids Fun Day
Date Wed 18th Sep 2019
The next Kids Fun Day will be held on Wednesday 18 Septemver 2019 at Kirkham Park, Elderslie.

More information about the event and stallholder applications to come.
John
Date Thu 19th Sep 2019 to Sat 12th Oct 2019
The week after Thanksgiving. A bed and breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful host. A young couple whose relationship is disintegrating. Thousands of inanimate objects.



After the huge success of The Flick, Outhouse Theatre reunites with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Annie Baker for the Sydney premiere of a rich, mysterious and haunting tour de force. Is it a ghost story? A love story? A spiritual story? Mysteries abound in this uncanny journey into the dark corners of the human soul and the divine.

Colgate Optic White Stakes Day
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019
The opening day of Everest Carnival day, featuring the Group One, AUD500,000 Colgate Optic White Stakes, a race won by legendary mare Winx the last three years.

A day with much on offer from a vibrant social scene, pop-up bars and award-winning hospitality to world-class Group One racing.

All pre-purchased tickets include transport to and from Royal Randwick on Sydney train, bus, ferry and light rail services.
K-9 Sydney
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019
K-9 is an awesome family fun event that has given a whole new meaning to the words puppy power!

No need to worry you aren't at the greyhound track, so take all the time you need, letting your furry friend lead the way around a four kilometre muddy, crazy, fun and exciting obstacle course.

There will be some obstacles that only your pooch can do, but don't worry there will be lots of others for you and all the family to join in with.

Remember, any dog, any age, any size, any fitness, socialised or not (humans too), it's even okau if you're as fit as a butchers dog but please don't bring the cat!
John Bell and Simon Tedeschi: Echoes of the Jazz Age
Date Sat 21st Sep 2019
A lively evocation of the Roaring Twenties through words and music, presented by two of Australia’s leading artists.

Theatre icon and National Living Treasure, John Bell AO OBE and internationally acclaimed pianist, Simon Tedeschi together at The Joan in their third thrilling collaboration.

Bell is one of Australian theatre’s most illustrious figures, having played a role in the development of the nation’s rich artistic culture as an actor and director, and founder of Bell Shakespeare. Tedeschi is one of the most acclaimed and sought-after pianists in Australia, known equally for his performances of Schumann, Grieg and Mussorgsky as his Gershwin and jazz collaborations.

Held together by Scott Fitzgerald’s famous essay Echoes of the Jazz Age, the programme includes snippets of T.S. Eliot, Groucho Marx, Mae West, W.C Fields and Dorothy Parker along with the music of George Gershwin, Fats Waller, and Jelly Roll Morton.

Dazzling music, a touch of gravitas and just a whiff of nostalgia, a tantalising trip back in time with John Bell and Simon Tedeschi – plus a surprise female guest.
Holst's Planets
Date Wed 25th Sep 2019 to Sat 28th Sep 2019
Russia comes to London with a concerto by composer Nikolai Medtner, the Russian virtuoso who settled there in the 1930s. Medtner’s music has long been overshadowed by that of his friend Rachmaninoff, but his first concerto revels in the sheer beauty of the piano, spinning fabulous melodies that seem to flow from the soul of the instrument.

Alexei Volodin makes a seductive case for this opulent work. He’s a pianist in the muscular Russian tradition with the soul of a poet, displaying ‘magisterial mental and physical control that serve musical imagination and insight’.

The Planets is a must-hear event under conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy’s baton. The astrological portraits of the celestial bodies are triumphs of dazzling orchestral magic and unforgettable musical imagery – the foreboding march of Mars, the fizzing energy of Mercury, the ethereal voices of Neptune. And the big, uplifting tune for Jupiter was such a hit that it was adapted as the song ‘I Vow to Thee My Country’.
Property Buyer Expo - Sydney
Date Fri 27th Sep 2019 to Sun 29th Sep 2019
The Property Buyer Expo has become the premier industry event of the year. It provides an educational platform for investors and home buyers to listen to leading industry speakers and exhibitors all under one roof.

Utilising the most recognisable names in the property industry, the Property Buyer Expo offers free and paid seminars to investors wanting to gather information to make sound investment decisions. The exhibition is a must see for those wanting to either break into the property market, upgrade their home or build wealth through property investments.

The Property Buyer Expo is passionate about education, and want to continue to share knowledge with you outside of the exhibition dates.

They run monthly webinars and share content regularly on their Facebook Page, and on Property Buyer Expo Television.

Since 2015, the Property Buyer Expo has brought together thousands of savvy investors under one roof.

It’s a place where you can learn the tried and tested strategies to succeed in the property market from Australia’s most recognised industry experts and strategists.

With a vast array of speaker lineups and expert exhibitors, the Property Buyer Expo has something to benefit everyone from first home buyers to experienced investors and homeowners.

De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Day
Date Sat 28th Sep 2019
Rosehill Gardens’ opening day of Everest Carnival is highlighted by the AUD1 million De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose Stakes.

The three-year old race over 1400 metres is best suited to sprint horses with colts and geldings dominating the race in recent years. All eyes will be on the 2019 Golden Slipper winner as the Golden Rose marks the second leg of the Golden Slam.

A day with much on offer from a vibrant social scene, pop-up bars and award-winning hospitality to world-class Group racing.
Sydney Taiwan Festival
Date Sat 28th Sep 2019 to Sun 29th Sep 2019
The Sydney Taiwan Festival is a cultural celebration of Taiwanese lifestyle, food, culture and art, and the diverse multiculturalism of Australia. Taiwan has a remarkably rich cultural diversity, artistic energy and passion for entertainment.

Taste authentic street food at the night markets, enjoy children's folklore and games, admire modern Taiwanese art and be amazed by traditional live performance. Plus, you can take part in an art and culture workshop.
Sydney Night Noodle Markets
Date Fri 4th Oct 2019 to Sun 20th Oct 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Good Food Month’s Night Noodle Markets will return in October 2019.

    Experience the flavours of Mr Bao, Grump G's Kitchen, Hoi Pinoy, Chat Thai, Chur Burger Shallot Thai, Donburi Station, Waffleland, Wonderbao, Bangkok Street Food, Black Star Pastry and many more. The markets are also cash-free so guests can spend less time queuing and more time enjoying the night.

    Don’t miss the return of Hyde Park Palms, Good Food Month’s inspiring and vibrant pop-up restaurant, in the heart of Hyde Park North. Let’s Do Lunch presented by Peter Lehmann Wines also serves up Sydney’s best lunch experiences exclusively at Good Food Guide Hatted restaurants.
Omega Ensemble: Romantic Chopin
Date Sat 5th Oct 2019
Passion, drama, and romantic landscapes in this all-Chopin piano recital.

Romantic composers often cultivated works which were deliberately fragmentary, allusive and poetic, in sharp contrast to the formal elaboration of the classical period. Chopin’s short piano works surprised many, composed as miniature jewels, each completely abstract and with its own unique character and form, but never explicitly pictorial or programmatic. Artistic Director and Pianist Maria Raspopova presents two of Chopin’s most romantic piano collections, full of spirit and showmanship, in the picturesque Utzon Room.

Program:
Chopin - 24 Preludes, Op. 28
Chopin - Ballades No. 1-4
Ballet Under the Stars
Date Sun 6th Oct 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Ballet Under the Stars is a free outdoor performance of world-class ballet in Penrith supported bytheir Strategic Partner Destination NSW and Major Partners Celestino and Penrith City Council. Experience the thrill of live ballet while enjoying the beautiful surrounds of the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

    Be captivated as The Australian Ballet performs an excerpt from the magical and highly acclaimed production The Sleeping Beauty, with its fairies and wood nymphs, bluebirds and storybook characters against the stunning backdrop of Penrith Lakes. The company will also perform a selection of divertissements (bite-sized works of about ten-minutes) that will showcase the speed, athleticism, diversity and grace of the dancers.

    Bring your family and friends, a rug and a picnic (try these gourmet hampers) and enjoy a spectacular evening with The Australian Ballet.
Manhattan Short Film Festival
Date Sun 6th Oct 2019
The Manhattan Short Film Festival is a global phenomenon.

Each year, over the course of one exciting week, a selection of short films are simultaneously screened in cinemas, theatres and cafes at over 350 venues around the world. From more than 1,500 entries from all corners of the globe, only around 10 short films are shortlisted for screening. The quality of the finalist films is so exceptional that by virtue of selection by Manhattan Short Film Festival they are Oscar-qualified.

Unite with over 100,000 film lovers and be part of history in the making as you cast your vote for the Best Film and Best Actor Awards. All of the votes are collated and sent through to Manhattan Short Film Festival Headquarters in New York and the winners will be announced the following day.
NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final
Date Sun 6th Oct 2019
The NRL Telstra Premiership Grand Final, the culmination of 25 rounds and 16 teams battling for supremacy and to raise the coveted Provan Summons Trophy.

Come witness one of Australia's biggest sporting events at ANZ Stadium on Sunday October 6. More information to come.
Labour Day - October Long Weekend
Date Mon 7th Oct 2019
Labour Day in NSW is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in October. In 2019, Labour Day will be celebrated on Monday 7th October. This annual public holiday celebrates the arrival of the eight-hour working day, a victory for workers in the 1850s.

This holiday occurs during the height of Spring. Enjoy this beautiful time of year by exploring NSW on a caravan and camping trip, relaxing at the beach or savouring food and wine amidst NSW breathtaking natural landscapes.

It is also a great time to relax on one of Sydney's beaches, enjoy a day on beautiful Sydney Harbour or take one of the invigorating coastal walks from Bondi to Coogee, the Sydney Harbour Bridge to South Head or Manly to the Spit Bridge.

Take a look at the events page for more information on the many events held around NSW during this long weekend.
Pottery and Prosecco: Pottery Wheel Evening Workshop
Date Wed 9th Oct 2019 to Thu 10th Oct 2019
Grab a friend and have a creative evening at the pottery wheel and enjoy a complimentary Prosecco. No experience is required and all materials are included in the workshop fee and your finished works will be bisque fired in their kiln.

Students will be introduced to the three principle steps of using the pottery wheel: preparing your clay, centering your clay, shaping through demonstration and hands on practise. Be prepared to get addicted! This class is for adults.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Siblingship
Date Wed 9th Oct 2019 to Sat 12th Oct 2019
Siblingship follows the childhood journey of Daniel Assetta (The Book of Mormon, Wicked, Cats) and Chiara Assetta (Universal Monsters Live, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter), two real-life, all-singing, all-dancing, Italian-Australian siblings.

Through classic show tunes and a splash of pop music, this dynamic duo explores the ‘rules’ that make the world’s most unique relationship work. Siblingship is a cabaret for everyone who ever fought with, told secrets to, stood up for, laughed and cried with, absolutely couldn’t stand - but always loved and could never live without - their siblings.

Written by Tobias Madden, Daniel Assetta and Chiara Assetta
Directed by Scott Irwin and Danielle Barnes
Billy Elliot The Musical
Date Thu 10th Oct 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
After playing to sold out houses and standing ovations night after night; Universal Theatrical Group, Working Title Films, Greene Light Stage, Michael Coppel Entertainments and Louise Withers Presents are delighted to bring Billy Elliot the Musical back to Australian stages for its highly anticipated 10th Anniversary Tour.

Featuring music by the legendary Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, Billy Elliot the Musical has been seen by over 12 million people worldwide. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, it is the recipient of over 85 awards internationally, including 10 Tony Awards, five Olivier Awards and eight Helpmann Awards.

Set in a northern town during the miners’ strike of 1984/5, the show follows Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever. Billy Elliot the Musical is an extraordinary theatrical experience that has captivated audiences around the world.
Fully Committed by Becky Mode
Date Fri 11th Oct 2019 to Sat 16th Nov 2019
Nobody wants to hear that a chef-hatted, multiple-award-winning, ridiculously trendy Wolloomooloo restaurant is fully committed and can’t take a booking. When Sydney socialites and international A-listers wish to dine on the date they wish to dine on, it’s harder to finesse than the perfect soufflé.

In a dingy basement office far from the magic of molecular gastronomy, skilful reservationist Sam has to use her charisma and wits to keep over forty demanding characters happy and most importantly, keep her job.

In an updated version of Becky Mode’s Broadway smash, director Kate Champion and comedy chameleon Michelle Lim Davidson (ABC's Utopia) join forces to serve up a hilarious and fast-paced take on the modern obsession with food.
Moët and Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019
Moёt and Chandon Spring Champion Stakes Day is a day for the young and social at heart, highlighted by the Group One AUD500,000 Moёt and Chandon Spring Champion Stakes.

Fashion will take centre stage with the first Harrods Fashion Chute competition of the Carnival.

Join them at Royal Randwick for a day filled with fun, fashion, entertainment and the thrill of live racing.
Sydney Wine Festival
Date Sat 12th Oct 2019 to Sun 13th Oct 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Sydney Wine Festival is a wine lover's paradise with fantastic NSW wineries that will be showcasing over 350 different wines.

    There will be fabulous food stalls to tantalise your tastebuds, educational wine masterclasses and sensational live entertainment to liven up the party!

    So come and enjoy the exciting atmosphere of the Sydney Wine Festival and sip on the best wines NSW has to offer.
Cut and Paste Creative Collage Mixed Media Workshop
Date Sun 13th Oct 2019
An enjoyable day to explore creative collage, mixed media, printing and drawing. Students will work with layers of coloured paper, magazine collage and ink drawing to produce a finely textured composition. Look at the work of historical artists such as Dadaist Hannah Hoch, Matisse, John Stezaker, Robert Rauchenberg as well as contemporary artists like Deborah Kelly using collage to create visually dynamic images.

See Eventfinda for more information.
Lady Beatle
Date Tue 15th Oct 2019 to Thu 17th Oct 2019
Created by Adam Brunes and Naomi Price

You’re in Liverpool. It’s the 1960’s. And four boys are about to change the world of music.

This rollicking magical mystery tour stars world-class vocalist Naomi Price (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Voice) performing The Beatles’ biggest chart toppers, including Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine and Penny Lane.

Rediscover The Beatles’ immortal catalogue reimagined and reinterpreted through sparkling original arrangements by a virtuosic band of Australia’s top musicians.
Donald Runnicles conducts Bruckner Symphony No.7
Date Thu 17th Oct 2019 to Sat 19th Oct 2019
Intoxicating, enveloping and vast, Anton Bruckner’s symphonies are cathedrals of sound. Within these spaces, shadows and shafts of glorious light play and Bruckner’s Seventh performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is the perfect introduction. It has the time-stopping beauty that defines his music – the long, arching melodies and triumphant climaxes – in a more accessible package.

Donald Runnicles is one of the great Bruckner conductors and a passionate advocate for this rewarding music.

Messiaen’s ardent and ecstatic ‘Forgotten Offerings’ is his orchestral opus one – and, like Bruckner’s music, it points to the infinite in freely floating, iridescent curls of sound.
Downer Rugby League World Nines
Date Fri 18th Oct 2019 to Sat 19th Oct 2019
The Downer Rugby League World Cup Nines Sydney 2019 will feature 12 nations playing over the course of two days at the new Bank West Stadium in Western Sydney.

The tournament will be held on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19, 2019, and will feature men's and women's tournaments.

Twelve teams in the men's tournament and four teams in the women's competition will compete across 28 matches and 12 hours of action.
Lady Beatle
Date Fri 18th Oct 2019 to Sat 19th Oct 2019
The must-see live music event of the year: a kaleidoscopic journey through the Beatles’ most monumental hits

From the creators of Rumour Has It and Wrecking Ball comes the must-see live music event of the year.

Starring UK-born Australian stage and screen star Naomi Price (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Rumour Has It, Ladies in Black, The Voice Australia) and inspired by true accounts, Lady Beatle is a rollicking magical mystery tour soundtracked by The Beatles’ biggest chart toppers, including Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine and Penny Lane.

Rediscover The Beatles’ immortal catalogue reimagined and reinterpreted through sparkling original arrangements performed live by this world-class vocalist and a virtuosic band of Australia’s top musicians.

Ages 15+
Oztoberfest
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019
Come along to Celebrate Oktoberfest Aussie Style.
Their third attempt at this event will be bigger and better, with more Traditional Food, More souvenirs, More Entertainment Acts, More Beer.

Bring it on.

Penrith Paceway will be transformed into an International Beer and barbecue bazaar. This one day event will include Beer, Cider Schnapps and Cuisine from around the globe.

Traditional German Music and Dancers will delight and Roaming Acts and more surprise Amusements will keep the day and night filled with cheer.

Lock this Event into your social calendar, they have an amazing Saturday in the works for all of you!

Sculpture by the Sea Bondi
Date Sat 19th Oct 2019 to Sun 3rd Nov 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition will be returning to the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk.

    The iconic exhibition will see the coastline transformed into a two kilometre long sculpture park over three weeks featuring 100 sculptures by artists from Australia and across the world.

    As one of Sydney’s most beloved and photographed events, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi attracts over 500,000 visitors over the course of 18 days and signals the beginning of summer in Sydney.
Much Ado About Nothing
Date Tue 22nd Oct 2019 to Sun 24th Nov 2019
Claudio and Hero are deeply in love.

Beatrice and Benedick would rather swap sassy insults than sweet nothings.

Much Ado About Nothing is a saucy and razor-sharp battle of wits between the bickering Beatrice and Benedick who wield words as weapons, their banter betraying their love for each other.

Claudio however is quickly consumed by envy and his idyllic world threatens to come tumbling down as he humiliates Hero. Beatrice and Benedick must join forces to defend true love – even if they can’t recognise it in themselves.

But will truth and honesty win the day, and does love really conquer all?

Directed by Bell Shakespeare’s Associate Director, James Evans (Julius Caesar) and starring Zindzi Okenyo (Antony and Cleopatra, MTC’s An Ideal Husband) as Beatrice, this Much Ado About Nothing will be a powerful exploration of the struggle for identity and self-knowledge in a male-dominated world. The pursuit of love is framed in a social context that enhances the darker themes in this timeless comic gem.

Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s contemporary comedies where romance is thwarted by dastardly plots, misinformation, false accusations, broken promises, and bumbling cops. Or is it?
Donald Runnicles conducts Fauré’s Requiem
Date Wed 23rd Oct 2019 to Sat 26th Oct 2019
Composer Richard Strauss harnesses music’s ability to express the inexpressible in Death and Transfiguration, a moving journey into a blazing eternity. And Strauss recalls this youthful work in the serene farewell of Four Last Songs. Strauss’s late masterpiece is sensuously in touch with the joys of life, even as life slips away. The songs luxuriate in the autumnal richness of an opulent orchestra and the beauty of the soprano voice, here the exquisite Erin Wall.

Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem for soprano, baritone, choir and orchestra remembers the dead and consoles the living with music of poignant elegance and heavenly beauty. It is one of the most beloved sacred works in the repertoire – timeless, contemplative and radiant.
Il Viaggio A Reims
Date Thu 24th Oct 2019 to Wed 30th Oct 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.

A cast of unlikely characters find themselves stranded in a gallery on the way to the coronation of the King.
City Tattersalls Club Cup Day
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019
City Tattersalls Club Cup Day boast an exciting new feature event this Everest Carnival – the AUD1 million Bondi Stakes. The 1600 metre Bondi Stakes will provide a new target for three-year-olds during the spring.

A day with much on offer from a vibrant social scene, pop-up bars and award-winning hospitality to world-class Group racing at Royal Randwick.
Halloween Party Cruise
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019 to Thu 31st Oct 2019
Hop aboard the ultimate Halloween Party Boat on Sydney Harbour this Halloween.

Enjoy three hours of spooktacular fun inclusive of a delicious canape dinner, excellent bar packages available, professional DJ and party atmosphere.

The vessels boast spacious indoor and outdoor decks, huge dance floors with disco lighting and pumping sound systems making them the ultimate venue on Sydney Harbour for Halloween.

Climb 'n Dine Stair Challenge: Shangri-La Hotel
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Climb ‘n’ Dine at Shangri-La hotel, Sydney – the only tower race of its kind in the city – will challenge Sydney-siders to race up its 37 flights and 630 stairs for charity.

    With a cap of 200 competitors, this exclusive and unique race is a “must do” for runners, tower-climbers and walkers who thrive on physical challenge, and the reward of raising funds for the wonderful GO Foundation.

    The fastest runners are expected to make it to the top in just under four minutes. Once on level 36, fitness enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at Altitude, the hotel’s signature restaurant, with spectacular views of the city and harbour beyond.
Halloween Cruise XIII Sydney's Biggest and Best Halloween Cruise.
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019 to Mon 26th Oct 2020
Sydney Harbour Bookings is proud to present the Famous Halloween Cruise. This cruise is the ultimate experience for Halloween celebrations. Be early to book this as it sells out months in advance every year.

Halloween Cruise XIII - The Biggest and Best Halloween Cruise on the Sydney Harbour returns for its 13th year running.

Free after party and free photo booth (instant pictures printed for you and your mates in your awesome costumes).
Their cruiser is a two level Catamaran which is capable of carrying 300 passengers. It's great for dance parties!
Metallica – WorldWired Tour
Date Sat 26th Oct 2019
Metallica are making their long awaited return to Australia and New Zealand this October where they’ll continue the WorldWired Tour. They will be joined by special guest Slipknot on all dates.

These shows are Metallica’s first ever headline stadium plays in Australia and New Zealand, and mark the band’s first return to Australia since 2013 and NZ since 2010.

Presented by Live Nation.
Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk
Date Sun 27th Oct 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The annual Cancer Council NSW Seven Bridges Walk will see participants take on the challenge of a 27km walking track while experiencing some of Sydney’s most spectacular views, and raising money for people affected by cancer.

    The event is a great way to see Sydney, benefit your health, join in a great community activity and raise money for charity. You can donate online or at any of the event Villages or bridges along the way.

    The course crosses seven iconic bridges; Sydney Harbour Bridge, Pyrmont Bridge, ANZAC Bridge, Iron Cove Bridge, Gladesville Bridge, Tarban Creek Bridge and Fig Tree Bridge. Event villages will provide refreshments and entertainment along the 27km walk.

    To participate in the event you can register online prior to the day or pay on the day.

    Please visit the website for all event information.
Cancer Council Seven Bridges Walk
Date Sun 27th Oct 2019
Cancer Council Seven Bridges Walk is an annual fundraiser where the community unites to walk 27 kilometres around Sydney Harbour in support of a cancer free future.

It's a great day for the whole family or friends to step out and enjoy the harbourside and bushland surrounding Sydney Harbour.

Over 100,000 walkers have taken part in the Seven Bridges Walk since 2006, and over AUD4.8 million has been raised for Cancer Council. The event is a great way to see Sydney, benefit your health, join in a great community activity, and raise money for Cancer Council.

To participate in the event register online prior to or on the day nominating your starting Village or pay on the day.

Participants can walk the full length of the course, or a portion.

Six pop-up villages at Milsons Point, Pyrmont Park, Rozelle, Hunters Hill, Lane Cove and Wollstonecraft provide food and refreshment options along with entertainment to those taking on the walk.

Complimentary buses provided by Transport for NSW run clockwise and anti-clockwise to return walkers to their starting or another village, if they do not wish to complete the full circuit.
Bravery Unmasked Exhibition
Date Thu 31st Oct 2019 to Sun 1st Dec 2019
Bravery Unmasked engages people in a visual dialogue about the perspectives of people who are directly affected by cancer and the positive impact of art-based therapies in healthcare.

Radiation therapy immobilisation masks used in the treatment of head and neck cancers are repurposed into artworks. The act of changing the physical nature of the masks through workshops held at Casula Powerhouse and the Liverpool Cancer Therapy Centre aims to shift negative experiences of cancer treatment and diagnosis.

The Bravery Unmasked programme in South Western Sydney was inspired by an innovative program called Courage Unmasked from Tennessee, USA. Since 2016, radiation therapy masks have been transformed by people from the Liverpool region whose lives have been affected by cancer diagnosis.
Real Festival
Date Fri 1st Nov 2019 to Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Real Festival takes over the Nepean River in the first weekend of November, bringing Australia’s best theatre performers, artists and creative minds together in one stunning outdoor location.

Expect lots of jaw-dropping moments as unmissable stage shows and spectacular artworks transform the riverbank, and on-water activities take excitement to the next level.

Step into an imaginative outdoor adventure with fresh ideas, and plenty of activities and experiences to get your hands on; be crafty, unleash your creative side and be inspired.

Grab a bite to eat at one of Sydney’s best food trucks, pick up something unique at the artisan markets and catch up with friends in the riverside bar under the stars.

Get amongst the fun at this year’s Real Festival. You won’t believe it’s all for free!

When you need to catch your breath, sit back and relax with a beverage in the pop-up bar or tantalise your taste buds with something delicious from the food trucks.

Real Festival also offers a series of workshops along the riverbank. If you want to learn something new, develop your skills or follow your passion then check out what workshops are on offer on the website.
Golden Eagle Day
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019
The inaugural Golden Eagle takes flight in 2019 at Rosehill Gardens. The 1500 metre race for four-year olds immediately boast itself as Australia’s second richest race behind The TAB Everest with 10 percent of the AUD7.5 million prize money immediately being donated to winning owners charities of choice.

Rosehill Gardens newest hallmark event for the spring will be a day for the senses with live entertainment, fashion, award-winning hospitality and all the excitement of the first ever running of The Golden Eagle.
Shawn Mendes: The Tour
Date Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Multi-platinum singer-songwriter and global sensation Shawn Mendes is bringing his wildly-anticipated world tour to Australia next year, touring in support of his new self-titled third album. This will be the first time that the TIME Most Influential artist will perform in Adelaide, in addition to return performances in Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney in October and November 2019.

Lead single ‘In My Blood’, which was Portugal’s official anthem for the FIFA World Cup 2018, has already been certified Platinum in Australia/Gold in NZ, with ‘Lost in Japan’ and ‘Youth (feat. Khalid)’ both certified Gold in Australia

See Eventfinda for more information.
Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise with Vagabond Cruises
Date Tue 5th Nov 2019
A lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour is a great way to celebrate the race that stops the nation.

Join in on the fun with the race aired live on board whilst enjoying a delicious Seafood and Carvery buffet lunch followed by a selection of tempting desserts and chilled beverages.

Enjoy a three hour harbour cruise complemented by a delicious seafood and carvery buffet lunch and the Melbourne Cup race televised live on board. This cruise is a great way to enjoy all the hype of the Melbourne Cup on one of the most glamorous settings in the world, Sydney Harbour.

Three Hour lunch cruise on Sydney Harbour. Spacious indoor and outdoor decks for 360 degree views.

Television screens to watch the race live. Indoor allocated seated dining. Delicious Seafood and Carvery buffet lunch.

Tempting desserts, fruit platters with tea and coffee. Beverages included for three hours if option selected or enjoy a cash bar. Join in with on board sweepstakes. Prizes and giveaways. Photographer on board.

Background music before and after the race. Professional host to ensure everyone has a great time. The longest cruise route on Sydney Harbour.

Melbourne Cup Lunch Cruise
Date Tue 5th Nov 2019
Melbourne Cup celebrations on Sydney Harbour. Join in the spirit of the race that stops the nation for a Melbourne Cup Buffet Lunch Cruise.Think big screens, guests sitting back watching the race, competitions and plenty of beer and bubbles aboard a Luxury Sydney Harbour Cruise.

Celebrate Melbourne Cup in style with your friends while cruising beautiful Sydney Harbour. Watch the race live and join in the fun and excitement on board. The Melbourne Cup is one of Australia's most prestigious Thoroughbred horse races. Put on your favourite hat watch the race and soak up the atmosphere whilst enjoying lunch.
Omega Ensemble: Eternal Requiems with The Australian Voices
Date Tue 5th Nov 2019
The Australian Voices join Omega Ensemble for a program of choral works and re-works.

Brisbane-based choir The Australian Voices join Sydney’s ‘chamber music all-stars’ for a performance where spiritual and modern worlds collide. With sublime favourites by Faure and Mozart, the performance also includes a rare presentation of Britten’s forceful Cantata Misericordium and a ‘re-composition’ of Mozart’s glorious Requiem by choral Artistic Director and composer Gordon Hamilton.

Program:
Fauré - Requiem
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
Fauré - Cantique de Jean Racine
Britten - Cantata Misericordium, Op. 69
Mozart/Hamilton - Requiem [Re-composed]
Bilby's Bluegum Melodies
Date Wed 6th Nov 2019
Ensemble Offspring, Sydney’s favourite musical mavericks, take toddlers and their families on a journey through the wonderment of chamber music.

Featuring old-fashioned colonial folk tunes, sounds of the Australian bush, instrumental demonstrations, hands-on percussion fun and music by much loved Australian composers, Bilby’s Bluegum Melodies is the perfect introduction for your little ones to the vast sonic world of piano, woodwinds and percussion, in an intimate and informal music show.

Come and hear a marimba, bass clarinet and waterphone for the first time and get your ears and imaginations tickled.

Ages 18 months+
NSW Open Golf Championship
Date Fri 8th Nov 2019 to Sun 10th Nov 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    Come and see golf at its best, and walk the fairways with the stars of the PGA Tour of Australasia.

    As well as seeing all the action, there'll be lots of other activities for the whole family to enjoy.
A Russian Gala
Date Fri 8th Nov 2019 to Sat 9th Nov 2019
Since Behzod Abduraimov’s Australian debut in 2012, he has transitioned from prodigy to career musician, becoming ‘the most perfectly accomplished pianist of his generation’ (The Independent) and earning him comparisons with towering figures like Horowitz, Cliburn and Ashkenazy.

This exciting virtuoso brings his amalgam of ‘fire and poetry’ to Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto – the ultimate Romantic masterpiece – a work he attacks ‘with aplomb and plays with grandeur and depth’ (The Times). Discover it afresh in Abduraimov’s hands, backed by the extraordinary Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Sweeping us from despair to joy, composer Rachmaninoff’s turbulent Symphony No.2 presents his eloquent melodies in full force. The young conductor Lionel Bringuier possesses a ‘natural authority allied to deep musical understanding’, and he is attuned to the emotional twists and turns of Rachmaninoff’s mercurial personality.
Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney
Date Sat 9th Nov 2019 to Sun 10th Nov 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    The Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney is back with the most extreme motorsport event on the planet.

    The world's greatest go head to head with Australia’s best riders, it is undoubtedly the biggest international rider lineup ever seen in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Friday's event includes Practice and Qualifying sessions with all the stars, as well as Freestyle Motocross, Qualification Races, Two-Stroke Cup Heats and the Australian Junior Supercross Championships Heats and Finals.

    For three years running the AUS-X Open has been a complete sell-out, with this year expected to be no different. With more championship action, more classes, more racing and more extreme entertainment, it will be the biggest weekend of Supercross in Australian history.
Golden Gift Ladies Day
Date Sat 9th Nov 2019
Golden Gift Ladies Day featuring the first AUD1million two-year-old race for the new racing season - the Golden Gift Stakes, rounds out a stellar eight weeks of racing throughout Everest Carnival.

A day for ladies, this is a perfect way to celebrate that special occasion with friends. From birthdays to hen parties and everything in between. Featuring a host of entertainment to add to your special day.
Art Brunch , Cut and Paste Creative Collage Workshop
Date Sun 10th Nov 2019
Art and Brunch Series , Morning tea and all art materials included.

A great creative three hours creative layering, collage and mixed media. Work with layers of coloured paper, magazine collage, playing with colour, texture and unusual image placement. Combine this with ink drawing to produce a finely tuned composition. Learn about the work of collage artists like Hannah Hoch, Matisse, John Stezaker as well as contemporary artists like Deborah Kelly using collage to create visually dynamic images.
Land Rover Polo in the City
Date Sat 16th Nov 2019
Land Rover Polo in the City is an annual polo series held throughout the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. It is a rare opportunity to witness some of Australia's best professional polo talent. The event will showcase the best of the best in a sport that has been around for two thousand years.

Witness the excitement of Australia's top professional polo players competing for the trophy from the comfort and glamour of the acclaimed VIP Marquee. The day will feature matches and plenty of entertainment in between.

For more information please visit the website.
Schools Spectacular
Date Fri 22nd Nov 2019 to Sat 23rd Nov 2019
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.
Lego Serious Play Certification
Date Mon 25th Nov 2019 to Thu 28th Nov 2019
They’re excited to offer training from the Association of Master Trainers in the Lego Serious Play (LSP) Method, developed by Robert Rasmussen and Per Kristiansen, authors of the book Building a better business using the Lego Serious Play method.

This hands-on, experiential training course provides a comprehensive understanding of how to design and facilitate LSP workshops for a variety of outcomes. LSP is a facilitated process, and the results and impact are directly tied to the quality of the facilitation.

The objective of The Association of Master Trainers’ facilitator training program is to provide the facilitator with the insights, confidence and skills necessary to prepare and facilitate the LSP process in a way that gives maximum value to the end-user and has lasting impact for the participants and their organisation.

This training provides you with the full and complete training necessary to master all aspects of the method and to successfully implement the method. There is no additional training or certification required beyond this training course.

The training will be delivered by Kristen Klassen, qualified trainer of facilitators.
KISS – End Of The Road World Tour
Date Tue 26th Nov 2019
Following an epic and storied 45-year career that launched an era of rock 'n' roll legends, KISS announced that they will play their final tour ever this 2019.

Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS have proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock 'n' roll.

See Eventfinda for more information.
ARIA Week
Date Thu 28th Nov 2019
    Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

    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 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.
American Harmonies
Date Thu 28th Nov 2019 to Sat 30th Nov 2019
From the crashing chords of the beginning to the glittering ecstasy of its finale, composer John Adams’ Harmonielehre has the unstoppable energy of a rocket – or of the levitating oil tanker that Adams saw in the dream that inspired the piece.

Meshing churning minimalism with achingly lyrical melodies, Adams creates a powerful new kind of musical Romanticism. As the name suggests, it is a surprising lesson in the power of harmony. Hear this exhilarating symphonic dynamo seduce and astound three decades on, performed by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring uses wide-open harmonies and folk-like themes to evoke rural America: dignified and spare. This impressionistic music of heart-swelling nobility and vitality is the sound of America.

Christopher Rouse’s forceful gestures and searing colours meet the bassoon’s idiosyncratic persona in his new concerto. Co-commissioned by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, it will be given its Australian premiere by Sydney Symphony's brilliant young Principal Bassoon, Todd-Gibson Cornish.
BeerFest
Date Sun 1st Dec 2019
  • *Latest event details are yet to be confirmed***

    BeerFest will take festival-goers on a journey of beer and food discovery; exploring rare brews, beer/food pairing and unique recipes at free Masterclasses and tasting exclusive festival brews from around the Country, direct from the brewers themselves.

    Announcing the biggest and boldest BeerFest to date – with the best music, comedy and craft brew line-up. The Centennial Parklands location offers the perfect viewing for the epic main stage entertainment. Over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, hand crafted and perfectly complemented by Sydney’s most decadent local street food.
  • John Bell: A Few of My Favourite Things
    Date Sun 1st Dec 2019 to Tue 10th Dec 2019
    Spend a relaxed hour or so with Australian Living Legend John Bell as he rummages through his swag of Favourite Things and fishes out poems, stories and backstage gossip – things he finds inspiring, comforting or just plain funny. From Les Murray to Shakespeare, from Keats to comedy, this will be an engaging, revealing and sometimes hilarious conversation.

    With only four performances, don’t miss the chance to get up close and personal with one of Australia’s theatre greats.
    AACTA Awards
    Date Wed 4th Dec 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Walk the red carpet with Australia’s biggest film and television stars at the industry’s night-of-nights in Sydney this summer.

      Telecast on Channel 7 and considered Australia’s equivalent to the Oscars, the 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.
    Mahler's Klagende Lied
    Date Wed 4th Dec 2019 to Sat 7th Dec 2019
    The charismatic conductor Simone Young is one of Australia’s finest musical exports, at home in opera theatres and concert halls. Her gift for shaping musical narratives and mustering huge forces are valuable assets in Gustav Mahler’s dark and theatrical fairy tale.

    Let Sydney Symphony horns enchant you as they usher into dark forests where two brothers vie for the queen’s hand, with dire consequence.

    Inspired by stories from the Brothers Grimm, Das klagende Lied (The Sorrowful Song) calls for singers, choir and two orchestras (one of them off-stage). It is Mahler’s astonishingly assured opus one, a preview of his epic, kaleidoscopic symphonies. Like those, it bursts with the magic and mystery of nature, and the joys and fears of childhood.

    Emirates Australian Open: Golf
    Date Thu 5th Dec 2019 to Sun 8th Dec 2019
    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.
    Narrabeen Lakes Festival
    Date Sat 7th Dec 2019 to Sun 8th Dec 2019
    The Narrabeen Lakes Festival is a vibrant festival held at Berry Reserve Narrabeen 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.
    Omega Ensemble: Summer Winds II
    Date Sat 7th Dec 2019
    The Omega Wind Quintet return for a second instalment of favourites in the picturesque Utzon Room.

    Following on from their sell-out performance in 2018, Omega’s wind players present another summer afternoon of colour and bravura for winds. From the simple uncomplicated style of Damase to the surprising work of Berio, this is a concert of colour and bravura. Included also is the recently rediscovered and restored Quintet by Holst, and the premiere of a new work by Russo-Canadian clarinettist and composer Airat Ichmouratov.

    Program:
    Holst - Wind Quintet in A-Flat Major, Op. 14
    Ligeti - Six Bagatelles for Wind Quintet
    Damase - 17 Variations for Wind Quintet, Op. 22
    Berio - Opus Number Zoo
    Ichmouratov - New Commission [World Premiere]
    Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour Sydney
    Date Sat 21st Dec 2019 to Mon 23rd Dec 2019
    Music icon Elton John will traverse Australia and New Zealand in 2019 to 2020, on his epic Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour.

    Between December 2019 and February 2020, the legendary performer will perform his thick catalogue of hits to spellbound audiences, on his very last tour, playing across a mammoth run that includes Capital City concerts, along with stops at some of Australia’s finest outdoor venues.

    See Eventfinda for more information.
    Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise
    Date Tue 24th Dec 2019
    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.
    Christmas Day Lunch Cruise
    Date Wed 25th Dec 2019
    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 Wed 25th Dec 2019
    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 Wed 25th Dec 2019
    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:

    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.
    Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    Date Thu 26th Dec 2019
    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 Lunch Cruise
    Date Thu 26th Dec 2019
    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 74 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.
    Sydney New Years Eve
    Date Tue 31st Dec 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      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 Cruise Sydney Harbour with Vagabond Cruises
    Date Tue 31st Dec 2019 to Wed 1st Jan 2020
    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 Tue 31st Dec 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      Put on some bling, kick up your heels and head out the door. Leave the crowds behind as you stroll towards the sails.

      Enjoy drinks or a wonderful meal overlooking Sydney Harbour as you count down to the festival of fire, watching the romantic La Bohème or a gala concert of opera hits.



      Then watch the fireworks the whole world wants to see from the best vantage point in Sydney—through the glass-fronted sails of the Sydney Opera House.

      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.

      So go on, make this your most glamorous New Year ever.

    Sydney New Year's Eve at Darling Harbour
    Date Tue 31st Dec 2019
      Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***

      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 aboard Sydney 2000
    Date Tue 31st Dec 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 BYO Drinks and Picnic Cruise
    Date Tue 31st Dec 2019
    Pack your picnic and join us on a Rocket ferry for the most affordable Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise 2019

    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.

    Sydney Harbour New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruises
    Date Tue 31st Dec 2019
    Welcome New Year 2020 on board a luxury dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. Choose from all-inclusive New Years Eve dinner cruises operated by Sydney's premier cruise operator, Australian Cruise Group. Enjoy a unique New Year’s Eve party far away from the crowds, complemented by views of Sydney Harbour and the New Years Eve fireworks!

    Note: With New Years Eve cruises being a popular choice in Sydney, book now to make most of the early bird prices on offer. Book your seats today!
    Clearview New Year’s Eve Fireworks Glass Boat Dinner Cruises
    Date Tue 31st Dec 2019 to Wed 1st Jan 2020
    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 five-course dinner, premium drinks and entertainment! This topped by 360 degree views of the harbour events and New Year's Eve fireworks displays are definitely a class apart from anything you’ve seen or experienced before!

    Don’t let this Sydney New Year’s Eve cruise pass you by!
    New Years Eve 'True Blue' Sydney Cruise
    Date Tue 31st Dec 2019 to Wed 1st Jan 2020
    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 you're 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 five years and over are welcome.
    Viewing of 9pm and 12am fireworks from Bradley's Head.
    NYE Cruise Sydney aboard MV 'Explorer'
    Date Tue 31st Dec 2019 to Wed 1st Jan 2020
    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 10 years and above are welcome.

    Luxurious Motor Cruiser Light Parade NYE Cruise
    Date Tue 31st Dec 2019 to Wed 1st Jan 2020
    They are pleased to confirm their 60 foot motor yacht is participating in the Harbour of Lights Parade, giving them prime viewing of both firework displays for her New Years Eve cruise.

    Their all inclusive packages mean you don’t need to worry about a thing, with plentiful fine food and free flowing drinks, their attentive crew ensure you are well looked after.

    Their vessel has full walk round decks, glorious top deck and seating on the bow, she provides 360 degree views of the harbour.

    With plenty of seating, both indoor and out there is ample room to accommodate all their guests in comfort and style.
    Their cruiser is the ideal place to view the fireworks, with a glorious upper deck with plenty of room, as well as full walk round lower deck and seating at the front.

    Maximum: 40 guests.
    Coast New Years Eve
    Date Tue 31st Dec 2019
    Pioneering design, elegantly appointed entertainment areas, sensational stability and fabulous all weather comfort makes Coast boat an impressive choice for New Year’s Eve on Sydney Harbour.

    A substantial and full canapé menu will be served on board, throughout the cruise, all professionally presented by their expert crew, all beer, wine and sparkling will be included in your ticket price. Passengers need to be seven years old and above.

    Coast has been in the Harbour of Light Parade every year and they expect to be again this year so they have priority cruising areas.
    Commissioner II New Years Eve
    Date Tue 31st Dec 2019