Haven't visited Harbord Diggers on a Wednesday night before? Celebrate hump day with a little trivia with friends or family. Great prizes to be won plus join us for dinner from our Ocean Terrace menu and don't even leave your seat! Every Wednesday from 7:30pm
On Monday the 2nd of September (and the first Monday of every month), Naked Foods is offering 20% off storewide for all members. Kick-start your working week, with delicious, nourishing goodness.
Terms & Conditions: Members only. Membership is free and you can join on the day. 20% off is storewide but there may be some exceptions at the discretion of the store (typically kombucha and books)
Celebrating creativity on the Northern Beaches in the fields of the visual, musical, literary and performing arts. The Festival will be hosted in numerous venues including artist studios, Manly Art Gallery & Museum, the Creative Space and Glen Street Theatre.
The COVERED. Cocktail Championship is here!
The fiery battle of the beaches’ bartenders is just around the corner. Things will be heating up over four rounds, culminating in an incendiary grand final at Manly Spirits Co. Distillery in Brookie. The cocktail comp is sponsored by the iconic local distillery, but they’re not the only punters with skin in the game. Each round of the Cocktail Championship will be hosted at a different bar, with a different theme. Competitors will compete in either the professional or apprentice category [under two years in the game].
Whether you’re a rookie mixologist yourself or a pro cocktail sampler [aren’t we all!], a beaches bar owner or you’re just up for an epic party night, you won’t want to miss the hottest four nights of September and October.
30/9/19: Harbord Diggers
7/10/19: Q Station Manly
14/10/19: Hugos Manly
21/10/19 [Grand Final]: Manly Spirits Co. Distillery
This event is sponsored by Manly Spirits Co. Distillery.
VOTE for your Favourite Bar
The 42nd annual Manly Jazz is known worldwide for its beautiful location and the diversity of music it presents, from traditional New Orleans jazz to funk, Latin, fusion, blues, gospel, swing and roots- with performances in multiple indoor and outdoor venues including major stages alongside the world famous Manly Beach
Sometimes even superheroes need a little extra help.
This July, you can help lighten the load for Bear Cottage’s patients and their families by becoming a superhero too and taking part in Superhero Week.
Your support will help ensure that they can continue to provide respite and end-of-life care for our little superheroes. Save the date and look out for our new website coming soon!
Jacki has been a full-time artist since 2009. Prior to this, she worked as an art teacher for almost 30 years. She has held solo exhibitions since 1982 and has been a finalist in numerous art prizes. Jacki’s work is literal but she loves to exaggerate line and use of colour. She often depicts the ‘mundane’ and tries to make the viewer see what is often taken for granted. Her recent Body of Work is based on her local environment at Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River as well as travels to Tasmania, South Australia and Paris.
Opening night: Saturday 20 July 5pm-8pm
KIDS SAVE 20%
Give the kids a whale watching experience they will never forget.
Once aboard Harbourcat you will soon be up close and personal with our ocean's gentle giants and other sea life. This is a once in a lifetime experience and the best way to see these magical creatures during their annual migration.
Returning to the Club you will enjoy a delicious two course lunch including dessert and a glass of Robert Oatley wine, a schooner of Heineken, or soft drink for the kids.
When: Monday's during whale watching season
Crusaders vs Jaguares- 5:30pm
The Crusaders and Jaguares have the best defensive records in Super Rugby so expect a titanic battle among the two forward packs. As usual in big matches the tight five will largely decide the direction in which the match goes.
The Jaguares will have to keep a close eye on Crusaders flyhalf Richie Mo’unga who has been in incredible form this season.
46-47 The Centre, Forestville NSW 2087For the month of July, our Lifeline Shop in Forestville has partnered with Love the vintage look? For the month of July, our Lifeline Shop in #Forestville has partnered with @evesthriftstyles to provide complimentary personal styling sessions on selected dates.
Please let us know if you'd like to join us: 9453 3980. to provide complimentary personal styling sessions on selected dates.
Please let Lifeline Forestville know if you'd like to join us: 9453 3980.
Leave the cooking to us at Teddy Larkin’s Seafood & Steakhouse (Harbord Diggers) and bring the whole family out for a meal—KIDS EAT FREE MONDAY-WEDNESDAY!
Please contact Teddy Larkin’s for more details.
Enquiries: 8592 4276
Leave the cooking to us and bring the whole family out for a meal at AcquaFresca on Monday—KIDS EAT FREE! Please contact AcquaFresca for more details.
Enquiries: AcquaFresca - 9071 8681
Balgowlah RSL will be hosting their first Mental Health First Aid Course in July. The 14-hour Youth Mental Health First Aid Course is for adults who work, live or care for adolescents, such as school staff, parents, sports coaches, community group leaders and youth workers.
JULY 1, 8, 15, 22 from 6.30PM
A group exhibition of makers and creatives who express themselves artistically through tapestry, weaving, beading, sewing, embroidery, felting, knitting and constructing new forms from natural materials.
These artists use traditional craft and art skills, often past down through family generations to create fresh shapes, dimensions and textures reflecting beauty, functionality, diversity, history and cultural creativity. These female makers are from varied cultural backgrounds and celebrate the potential for textiles to bring cultural diversity to the forefront in the contemporary art space.
Showcasing the work of:
And introducing Leimok Peter and Regina Lulu from Vanuatu
Manly Skiff has joined forces with Harbourcat to offer you a whale watching experience you will never forget.
Departing the Club at 10am you will soon be up close and personal with our ocean's gentle giants and other sea life. This is a once in a lifetime experience and the best way to see these magical creatures during their annual migration
Returning to the Club at 12:30pm you will enjoy a delicious two course lunch including dessert and a glass of wine or beer. Choose between Crispy skin salmon, Fish and chips, Vegetarian Gnocchi or a succulent 250g Angus rump steak plus your choice of dessert and a glass of Robert Oatley Signature Wine or a Schooner of Heineken.
Departs 10am on Mondays during Whale watching season
The Royal Opera House 2018/19 Live Cinema Season will exclusively present musical genius Guiseppe Verdi’s ambitious score – La forza del destino (11, 12 and 15 May 2019) in 20 Event Cinemas and 7 Village Cinemas locations nationally.
By definition, a transition is the process of changing from one state or condition to another. It is an element in between that could be measured with time and distance. It could last the snap of fingers or it could be a 6 metres long hallway.
For Miguel “Transitions” talks about elements and circumstances that helped throughout his process of changes during six years of adapting from one environment to a new nationality. Things that made the hardest and most difficult moments into subtle and gentle instants. These can be shown as hands that connect with each other representing support and strength, partnerships and community.
It is also shown through the use of colours and abstract elements that connect all the pieces together. Some of them representing different situations or actions that helped him overcome inevitable traumas during his transition.
Miguel also experiments with gradients between strong hues over dark colours, as symbols of protest and awareness of the current crisis that faces his home country Venezuela. A country submerged in the darkness of the regime, isolated and now literally in darkness for lack of energy all around.
Desperation and frustration, became the common for every Venezuelan living inside and outside the country, in different levels, but all connected by the same feelings. Colours, gradients and shapes over dark spaces suggest that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
Bio – Miguel Gonzalez (M-Lon)
Miguel Gonzalez [AKA: M-Lon] Australian artist, born in Venezuela, currently based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches. With a background in architecture and more than 10 years practise with his own studio in Caracas, he decided to follow his other passion once he arrived in Sydney: becoming a full-time artist and illustrator. This gave him the opportunity to try new formats focusing in the creation of murals for private clients as well as corporate and institutional projects, creating artworks indoors and outdoors.
Miguel has been part of national and international collective and solo exhibitions, as well as participating in important art fairs. Co-founder and director of La Crème Creative Inc. (not for profit creative community & co-working space) and co-founder of Kayapa Creative Studio (art & design projects).
Contact: email@example.com Instagram: @MLon
‘Keepers of The Flame’ - cherishing the art of Arthur Murch and Jurgis Miksevicius
Manly Art Gallery & Museum is to host a joint exhibition featuring the works of two of the most important figures in Australian art over the last 100 years.
The exhibition will be open 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Sunday, from May 3 to June 9.
Entry is free.
Arthur Murch (1902-1989) is among the most recognised Australian painters of the 20th Century and Jurgis Miksevicius (1923-2014) is an unsung hero of art who intentionally withdrew from the art world.
‘Keepers of The Flame: The Legacy of Murch & Miksevicius’ explores their art through the eyes of their daughters Michelle Murch and Carolyn Leigh, who manage their fathers’ archives and artworks.
MAGAM Senior Curator Katherine Roberts said the “exhibition is an absorbing - and at times emotional - voyage through the practicalities of managing the artistic legacies of their artist-fathers”.
“The artists’ daughters are bound to the artworks through love, respect and duty.
“Central to this exhibition are the personal and compelling stories told about these two fascinating artists by their daughters.
“The stories are conveyed through a carefully curated selection of drawings, paintings, photographs, memorabilia and a specially commissioned documentary film.”
Arthur Murch was born in Sydney, studied under Antonio Dattilo Rubbo and Rayner Hoff and worked with George Lambert.
A prolific painter, sculptor, designer and teacher, Murch experimented with many styles and materials.
This exhibition features his portrait of Bonar Dunlop which won the Archibald Prize in 1949, his iconic figure study ‘Leda and the Swan’ (1960) and the pointillist masterpiece ‘Fisherman’s Daughter’ (1950).
Jurgis Miksevicius (1923-2014) was a Lithuanian émigré to Australia, arriving here as a refugee in 1948.
His family had fled initially to Germany to escape the Soviet invasion of Lithuania at the end of World War Two. He studied Architecture and Fine Arts in Darmstadt, Germany.
His artistic roots were in European art and Bauhaus principles which formed the foundation of his practice as an artist in Australia and a career spanning across seven decades.
Miksevicius’ work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, the Lithuanian Art Museum and national and international private collections.
Despite years of sustained involvement within the Australian art scene, Miksevicius chose to withdraw from this sphere in the early 1960s.
One consequence of this was that Miksevicius never received the recognition his worth deserved.
‘Keepers of The Flame: The Legacy of Murch & Miksevicius’ will be opened by eminent art critic Christopher Allen at Manly Art Gallery & Museum on Saturday 4 May, 2 - 4pm.
Special Exhibition Programs:
Living Art Legacies panel discussion // Sunday May 19, 2-2:30pm.
Michelle and Carolyn will be joined by other ‘Keepers of the Flame’, Cassi Plate (Carl Plate) and Meg Stewart (Margaret Coen), in conversation with Katrina Strickland, author of Affairs of the Art and editor of Good Weekend, about living with artists’ legacies.
Exhibition Talk // Sunday June 2, 3-4pm.
Michelle Murch and Carolyn Leigh share the stories of Arthur Murch and Jurgis Miksevicius as told through the artworks in the exhibition and archives.
Enjoy four days of Easter long weekend fun at the Park House Food & Liquor. Homemade Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream sandwiches, a petting zoo, a massive Easter egg hunt and the Easter Bunny - you can't get much better than that.
Park House Food & Liquor
2 Park St, Mona Vale
The Harbord Diggers are adding Easter eggs to their Wednesday & Sunday raffles, starting Wednesday 27 March! Plus their $5,000 Major Easter Raffle Sunday 14 April.
Tickets on sale from 4.30pm on the night and drawn from 6pm.
Following their sold-out, standing ovation debut at Cabaret in the Glen in 2017, Sally Dashwood (So You Think You Can Dance) is leading the gang back to Glen Street Theatre to perform from Girls On Tap 14 - 16 February.
The award-winning femme fatales of tap, rhythm and song sure have something to say about women in the world today. From Broadway to Beyoncé, they pay homage to the past while keeping it fresh.
The expert choreography of creator Sally Dashwood crashes through stereotypes, challenges expectations and stamps out inequality with exceptional rhythm.
“I’m very excited to return to the Glen Street stage with Girls On Tap; a show that celebrates my love of tap dancing and equality,” says Sally.
I recognised the need for a female platform, something for young Aussie tap dancing ladies to look forward to. Girls On Tap is my answer to that: still masculine and uniquely Australian but with a fierce, feminine touch and plenty of sass!”
In 2017 when we premiered at Cabaret in the Glen at Glen Street Theatre it coincided with the launch of the #metoo movement. Disappointingly, the theme is still just as relevant as it was then, and we still have so far to go.”
This high energy production proves that you cannot underestimate the collective power of song, dance and womanhood.
“What’s the outcome of all this noise we’re making? Well, our own hopeful prediction that the future is female. Who run the world? Girls, of course!” Ms Dashwood said.
Times : Thurs 8pm (Opening Night, ticket includes post-show drinks and canapes) Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm and 8pm
Price: Adults $55, Conc $51, 35 & under $35 & Children (16 & under) $32
Patrons Advice: Mild language
Harbord Diggers is holding their Diggers Draw every Wednesday from 6-27 February.
Join for your chance to win $20,000 in their Major Draw on Wednesday 27 February. There’s also $1,000 to be won every Wednesday leading up to the Major Draw.
To Enter: Swipe your membership card at the Reward Kiosks on entry.
Enquiries: See Member Service for details. Conditions apply. Authorised under NSW Permit LTPS/18/29488
Enjoy great international food and live music under the beautiful iconic fig trees in Gilbert Park Manly every Friday night from 11 January to 29 March between 5pm – 9pm.
Come and make the most of the warm summer nights, bring your picnic rugs and kick back with family and friends to celebrate the end of the working week.
Each week there will be a different soul, funk or disco band and a wide selection of cuisines.
Food Stalls and Trucks
Find out what amazing flavours will be on offer - food stalls and trucks.
11 January - So What (mix of chart topping covers from the 70s to the latest current hits)
18 January – Kotahi Groove Band (ole skool’ RnB, disco, motown, funk)
25 January – Kool Vibrations (mix of roots, reggae, soca and island vibes)
1 February – JUNIOR Collective (pop/party covers)
8 February – Evergreen Collective (pop/party covers)
15 February – Vicky Turner Band (funk, soul, rhythm and blues and motown classics)
22 February – Kool Vibrations (mix of roots, reggae, soca and island vibes)
1 March – Kotahi Groove Band (ole skool’ RnB, disco, motown, funk)
8 March – Looped up Kicks (party covers)
15 March – Looped up Kicks (party covers)
22 March – So What (mix of chart topping covers from the 70s to the latest current hits)
29 March – Vicky Turner Band (funk, soul, rhythm and blues and motown classics)
Well’a, bless my soul, let’s get ready to rock’n’roll — Parkes Elvis™ Festival is back! From Wednesday 9 January — Sunday 13 January 2019, over 26,000 people will shake, rattle and roll into Parkes, NSW for the biggest tribute to The KingTM in the Southern Hemisphere.
The 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival program is filled to the brim with more than 150 unique Elvis-themed events that are sure to get you all shook up. The program includes much loved events; the headline Feature Concert Series, Northparkes Mines Street Parade, Renewal of Vows Ceremony, free ARTC Cooke Park Main Stage Entertainment, Elvis Gospel Service, as well as a host of new programming designed to get revellers on their feet and shaking their hips.
Starting out as a small get together between like-minded Elvis fans in 1993, the Festival has grown today into an international renowned phenomenon, endorsed by the estate of Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc.
This year’s Festival theme is All Shook Up, celebrating Elvis' iconic song and all things '50s. Released in March 1957, All Shook Up quickly topped several American charts and became certified double-platinum and an instant jukebox hit. Dust off the pompadour wigs, shine those blue suede shoes, and get ready to rock and roll at this celebration of all things '50s!
The 2019 Parkes Elvis Festival will see the country’s best up and coming Elvis Tribute Artists converge on NSW’s Central West for five days of incredible live music. The preliminary round of the international Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest also returns in 2019, with leading Elvis tribute artists from Australia and abroad battling it out at Parkes Leagues Club. Officially endorsed by Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc, the winner will represent Parkes in the Semi Final round of the 2019 Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest in Memphis, USA, during Elvis Week in August.
The Coastal Environment Centre’s Kids on the Coast program is full of exciting outdoor experiences, including fossil hunting, fishing, survival skills, coastal rangers, marine biology for kids and nature inspired art creations.
For some school holiday fun, this’ll set you back just $61 per activity, and is perfect for ages 6-12. Available weekdays only, 10am – 3pm.
Win a brand new Volvo XC40 or $40,000 cash.
Swipe your Harbord Diggers membership card daily between 7.30am and 10pm at the reward kiosk for your entry, swipe again after 10pm for a bonus entry!
Win a key and $500 every Thursday and Sunday at 9pm throughout December & January
The Major draw for the Cash or Car Major will be drawn Thursday 31 January from 7.30pm
Conditions apply. See Member Services for full details. Volvo XC40 valued at $53,875 inclusive of on-road costs and stamp duty.
Authorised under NSW Permit LTPS/18/29883
Eric Carle’s timeless classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has made its way off the page and onto the stage – and is heading to Glen Street Theatre in December.
The critically acclaimed production features a menagerie of 75 enchanting puppets bringing to life four of Carle’s stories; The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse, Mr. Seahorse, The Very Lonely Firefly and the star of the show, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Writer and illustrator Eric Carle said the performances will be enjoyed by many.
“I hope the colourful characters will bring comfort and joy to all who see the stories. It is uplifting to see such beautiful and cheerful works inspired by my characters. I hope my books – and this show – will inspire you and your imagination.” Eric Carle said of the show.
The show promises to excite, educate and entertain the whole family – just as Carle’s books are introductions for children to the world of reading and illustration, this immersive Australian production is an introduction for children to the magic of theatre.
This Australian made show will excite, educate and entertain new readers and first-time theatre-goers, while for those who grew up with these books will delight in experiencing one of the most popular children’s books ever written.
Created by Jonathan Rockefeller, directed by Naomi Edwards.
Dates: 19 - 21 Dec
Times: Wed 9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm, Thurs 9.30am & 11.30am, Fri 9.30am, 11.30am & 1.30pm
Price: $31 each, $85 Family Pass of 3
Patrons Advice: Ideal for ages 1-7