James Cameron – Challenging the Deep is a major new immersive exhibition that traces Cameron’s lifelong pursuit of and achievements in deep ocean science, technology and exploration including his record breaking dives in DEEPSEA CHALLENGER, the submersible vessel he designed that was built in Sydney.
Get excited, Star Wars fans! Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum serves up its newest exhibition this November, and let us tell you, it’s a must see. Come face to face with 200 original objects from the popular sci-fi franchise. You might have to wait more than 12 months until the next Star Wars flick, but you can soothe your aching, Star Wars lovin’ heart with this unmissable exhibition until then.
You’ll see Yoda in the flesh and Darth Vader’s suit (yes, we’re serious!). The exhibition’s also interactive, and you’ll get to create your own Star Wars hero as you move through the experience. If you’ve ever felt as though you should be hanging out in a cantina somewhere on a remote planet, now you’ll be able to with the smart technology bracelet and headset: no force necessary.
Bookings essential, costumes optional, but no lightsabers. Sorry.
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)
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
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
Cambage Court Christmas Lights is back this Christmas, bigger and better than ever with over 100,000 Christmas lights. There will be a front and backyard display, three window displays, carols, BBQs and, of course, Santa making an appearance. This year, the event is in support of the Red Nose, Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation. If you would like to enter the charity raffle you can go into the draw to win a two-night holiday in Nelson Bay for you and three friends. There will be loads of other prizes up for grabs also!
30th November - 13th December 8pm - 10:30pm
14th – 27th December 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
28th December – 31st December 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
*above times are confirmed unless the weather is adverse
The Finders Keepers markets features over 200 independent art and design stalls at Sydney’s newest cultural venue - The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve. Expect to buy incredible pieces by amazing makers from Sydney, as well as treasured favourites from all around Australia.
Every single market is meticulously curated, featuring fresh talent and debut stalls at every event. With dedicated food and beverage stalls, live music, two bars, two coffee carts, and Food Trucks, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! Our markets began in Sydney in 2008, this is our spiritual home! The markets have been growing ever since and are massively popular, so come along and find out what the fuss is about!
Christmas lovers, get excited! The North Pole is coming north of Sydney Harbour Bridge this week, as Mona Vale’s Park House launches a month of festive fun at its dazzling Christmas Village. The venue has been transformed from top to toe into a Christmas oasis… and they have a schedule of events guaranteed to keep everyone in the family happy.
Christmas Night Markets, Friday 7th and Friday 14th December:
As the sun goes down stalls will be popping up with artisan crafts, fashion brands, festive decorations, indulgent desserts and gelato carts.
The Giant Snow Globe:
Give your Christmas photos a Narnia vibe by posing in the life-size snow globe, on site. Step inside, start a snowball fight and get the perfect festive Instagram photo. Open select times.
Santa will be at Park House on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th December from 1pm – 4pm. Way more fun than queuing up in the shopping mall, families with kids and their fur babies can book for free online and head down for a Santa photo session with our professional photographer.
Crafts and Gingerbread Decorating:
We’ll have our craft station so the kids can write their letters to Santa and ginger bread decorating on weekends.
Something for the Adults – Christmas Cocktails:
Pepe the Parkhouse Reindeer is made with Don Julio tequila, a spring of mint and topped with a candy cane. Our Christmas Colada is made with Park House made egg nog and served in a pineapple glass, also topped with a candy cane.
Entry to the Park House Christmas Village is free and all activities, even the Santa photos, are free of charge (online booking for photos is advised to avoid disappointment on the day). The venue’s Taco Truck and Airstream Bar will be open and serving from Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon so families can grab a bite and a drink after their festive frolics.
Salute the sun overlooking Sydney Harbour in our yoga sessions.
If you struggle to get up in the morning, the combination of spectacular views and our inspirational instructor might just do the trick.
You’ll be centred and energised for the day ahead.
Our yoga classes are accessible for beginners while providing enough challenge for the most seasoned yogis.
Saturday 24 November 2018 from 9am to 10am
Saturday 1 December 2018 from 9am to 10am
Saturday 8 December 2018 from 9am to 10am
Saturday 15 December 2018 from 9am to 10am
Following a sell-out extended season, Spiegelesque is back for an Encore Season due to popular demand!
Be lured into the serendipitous world of cabaret, comedy, circus and burlesque as song, dance and slapstick collide to create entertainment unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Daring, quirky and sexy as hell...
Don’t miss the smash hit cabaret that everyone is talking about! Plus with discounts available for groups of 10 or more, it makes for great Christmas Party entertainment. Come and celebrate this special time of the year with friends and colleagues.
A community based art gallery, studio and workshop venue.
Be Brave Artspace was an idea that grew out of a love of all things creative.
On street level: a light, spacious Gallery delivering dynamic exhibitions of local and Sydney based artists.
Downstairs a workshop and studio for creators to be bold and fearless.
A space where artists can exhibit, create, connect and be inspired.
A group exhibition of thirteen artists showcasing courage, creativity and commitment.
Opening Evening: Friday 23rd November, 5pm - 8pm
Monet ● Cézanne ● Matisse ● Picasso ● Gauguin ● Kandinsky ● Pissarro ● Malevich ● Denis ● Bonnard
Masters of modern art from the Hermitage presents a magnificent selection of works from the towering figures of modern art. Drawn from the unparalleled collections of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, the exhibition captures the ebullience, idealism and confidence of artists as they freed themselves from tradition.
Exploring the origins of modern art, from the bold experiments of Cézanne, to the radical innovation of artists like Matisse and Picasso, this exhibition documents the seismic shifts that took place in European painting in the years after 1900 and encapsulates a defining moment in art history.
Don’t miss this opportunity to see rare works from the modern masters – a journey of startling colour and form, groundbreaking endeavour, and bold leaps of the imagination.
Exclusive to Sydney at the Art Gallery of NSW
On view until 3 Mar 2019
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney
Tickets can be used once, anytime the exhibition is open
$72 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$16 youth (12-17 years)
Free for children under 12
$2 transaction fee applies online
Sought-after Sydney artist, Jessica Watts, presents her latest solo exhibition, ‘Sense of Place’, where she will display paintings and sculptures that explore a feminine ecosystem.
Running from November 22 to December 16 at Sydney Road Gallery, Ms Watts takes gender clichés and re-appropriates them into positive and empowering pieces of art. The paintings are directly inspired by her collection of vintage wallpapers.
“The idea of re-appropriation isn’t new but the process of repurposing a stereotype and turning negative ideas into positive parts of our own identity is powerful,” said Ms Watts.
“The act of claiming an identity can be transformational. I often refer to my paintings as ‘Wallflowers’, and perhaps this is why they have been so well received as it reflects what we see in ourselves.”
Ms Watts’ multi-layered paintings possess a meditative quality. The repetitive working and reworking of her themes of wallpaper, the female body, flowers, and birds is like a personal mantra.
Ms Watts has been commissioned to paint a mural inside the new Three Beans Café, part of the Dee Why Town Centre redevelopment, also opening this November.
Ms Watts exhibits extensively in Australia and Japan. This is her only solo show in Sydney this year.
Just For Laughs Sydney is returning this November 19th to 25th and celebrating its 8th year!
This year the festival lineup includes Bill Bailey, Ken Jeong, Iliza Shlesinger, Reggie Watts, the stars of Whose Line Is It Anyway?: Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood and Greg Proops, Fortune Feimster, Ryan Hamilton, Becky Lucas, Kenny Sebastian, Mo Gilligan, Ismo, a star-studded All-Star Gala hosted by Dave Hughes, JFL Australia Live returning for its 6th season hosted by Tommy Little, plus many more to be announced!
Just For Laughs Sydney is an annual week-long comedy festival held at the Sydney Opera House and various venues around Sydney including City Recital Hall, Enmore Theatre and Factory Theatre.
In previous festivals, JFL Sydney has attracted a top lineup of comedians including Russell Brand, John Cleese, Gad Elmaleh, Eddie Izzard, Kevin Bridges, Drew Carey, Noel Fielding, Danny Bhoy, Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Martin Short, Kathy Griffin, Bert Kreischer, Demetri Martin, Tommy Tiernan, Rhys Darby and many others.
Just For Laughs Sydney is now in its 8th year and continues to grow as a major festival on the world’s comedy calendar.
Don’t miss this chance to see your favourite international and local comedians at Just For Laughs Sydney!
Hurry, tickets will sell fast!
Cine Latino, Australia’s largest festival of Latin American cinema, returns for its second year with screenings at Palace Cinemas.
Cine Latino will showcase the best films from Central and South America. This year’s Cine Latino Film Festival features films from across the region, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Paraguay.
Cine Latino opens with Alfonso Cuaron’s (Gravity and Children of Men) latest film, Roma!
Check out the full program for further info about special events.
This summer, experience the legacy of one of the world’s greatest photographers.
David Goldblatt was internationally renowned for documenting South Africa’s people and turbulent history with a quiet determination and unflinching sense of what is right and just, and what is not.
Capturing seven decades of his work, David Goldblatt: Photographs 1948–2018 features his compelling portrayal of the rise and dismantling of apartheid. This Sydney-exclusive exhibition includes his striking key black-and-white and colour photographic series, as well as never-before-seen material from his personal archive.
Come along to exclusive study sessions for HSC students – with pizza! Show your library card for free entry or bring ID to join on the night. Non-members: $5. Spaces are limited. Doors lock 15 minutes after start time. No bookings required.
Mona Vale: Monday 15, 22, 29 Oct 6 - 9pm
Warringah Mall: Tuesday 16, 23, 30 Oct 5 - 8pm
Glen Street: Wednesday 17, 24, 31 Oct 5 - 8pm
Manly: Thursday 18, 25 Oct, 1 Nov 5 - 8pm
Masters of modern art from the Hermitage presents a magnificent selection of works from the towering figures of modern art. Drawn from the unparalleled collections of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, the exhibition captures the ebullience, idealism and confidence of artists as they freed themselves from tradition. October 13 to March 3.
Manly Jazz Festival returns this October long weekend, with Sydney siders flocking from all over to the Iconic Manly Beach. Join The Hotel Steyne for their annual Manly Jazz Fest Festivities with live music, food and a pop-up bar serving ice cold beers in the beer garden all weekend.
They will be showcasing Sydney finest bands such as:
SATURDAY 29 September
Eamon Dilworth Trio and Paul Derricot Trio
SUNDAY 30 September
Slide McBride Trio and The Aston Martinis
MONDAY 1 October
Hoppin Mad Jazz and Cass Greaves Quartet
Pack your dancing shoes and bring your partner for a toe tappin, swinging good time.
This world-renowned exhibition is at Sydney's Maritime Museum until October 14. It celebrates the diversity of the natural world and features inspiring stories of conservation, surprising animal behaviour and hidden underwater worlds.
Our 26th Anniversary of Eurofest, come along and help us celebrate the biggest and best Multi-Cultural festival in the Northern Beaches.