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Star Wars Fans Encouraged To Walk A Mile For Scott Loxley
Pitt Street Mall, Sydney NSW
With International Star Wars Day upon us, Sydneysiders are encouraged to descend on Pitt Street Mall on Monday May the 4th and ‘walk a mile’ for Scott Loxley – the Melbourne man who has been ‘storming Australia’ in his full 501st Legion Sandtrooper Star Wars costume since 2013. As an avid Star Wars fan himself, Scott’s mission is to raise vital funds for the Monash Children’s Hospital, with an aim to secure $100,000 for kids in need. Throughout his 18-month journey, Scott will visit every State and Territory and cover around 15,000kms in total. Visitors to Pitt Street Mall are encouraged to donate a gold coin and hop on a treadmill to do their bit. From 12:30pm – 2:00pm, the team at Fit & Fast will be providing treadmills and fitness instructors, with Stormtrooper helmets and light sabers also on hand to provide to some ‘force’ to each mission!
For more info, visit https://www.sydneyunleashed.com.
Now until 04/09/2023
Brace Yourself: Sydney’s Longest And Most Luxurious Sunday Brunch Is Here!
The Feast by The Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, Sydney NSW
Sydney’s Most Luxurious Long Sunday Brunch series will be held every Sunday from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm, promising to be an unforgettable experience, inspired by the all-day dining culture found in Asia and Europe.
Now until 22/11/2023
Tasty Trivia – The Rocks
Harbour View Hotel, Dawes Point NSW
Join us for a cracking night of FREE foodie fun! Our event in the Rocks features “Getting Fresh” a segment with @farmer_and-son and Which Whisk Wins – a point boosting opportunity! Savour a great night of FREE foodie fun at Tasty Trivia – the food & drinks trivia quiz. + An all you can eat buffet of culinary questions & challenges, great $ prizes, a good measure of laughs and just a pinch of competitive tension! Free to attend – you just need to gather your foodie friends and book a table!
Now until 22/11/2023
Tasty Trivia – Woollahra
Woollahra Hotel, Woollahra NSW
Savour a great night of FREE foodie fun at Tasty Trivia – the food & drinks trivia quiz. Our Woollahra Hotel event features an Ingredient ID Parade and Dice Up Your Score (a point boosting segment) + An all you can eat buffet of culinary questions & challenges, great $ prizes, a good measure of laughs and just a pinch of competitive tension! Free to attend – you just need to gather your food loving friends and book a table.
Now until 01/12/2023
Reverberations: A Future for Memory
Sydney Jewish Museum, Darlinghurst NSW
The immersive new high-tech exhibition, Reverberations: A future for memory, shines a light on the humanity and life experiences of 43 of the Holocaust survivors who have shared their stories at the museum in recent years. The exhibition takes you on a journey through a high-definition gallery of recorded footage where you’ll encounter Holocaust survivors’ thought-provoking answers to questions (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).
Now until 27/11/2023
Tasty Trivia – the free food & drinks trivia quiz
Terminus Hotel, Pyrmont NSW
Savour a great night of FREE foodie fun at Tasty Trivia – the food & drinks trivia quiz. At our Pyrmont event you can Spice Up Your Score by 5 points by taking an extra question + An all you can eat buffet of culinary questions & challenges, great $ prizes, a good measure of laughs and just a pinch of competitive tension! Free to attend – you just need to gather your food loving friends and book a table. On every Monday night from 7pm (ex public holidays) from Feb-Nov 2023.
21/07/2023 – 30/09/2023
National Pyjama Day
Wear your pyjamas this National Pyjama Day to support children in foster care all around Australia, by wearing your favourite pair of PJ’s to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care. The process is easy: simply register your interest to receive your FREE National Pyjama Day host kit. Your host kit will be filled with everything you need to plan, promote and organise your event. Then set up your fundraising page, drum up some donations, and get to planning your event.
31/8/2023 – 1/10/2023
Sydney Fringe Festival – GODZ
The Showring at the Entertainment Quarter: 122 Lang Road Moore Park, NSW, 2021
Time to get Greeced! A hedonistic dive head-first into the lives of the ancient gods of Olympus! Follow your favourite gods like Cupid and Hercules as they paint the scene of Ancient Greece and bring you to the biggest party to hit Mount Olympus since 500 BCE. Your favourite group of comedy acrobats take their unique mix of storytelling, circus, and physical prowess to godlike proportions. Expect a bodyssey of gravity-defying stunts, true tests of heroic strength and muscularity, and surprise comic twists.
2/09/2023 – 1/10/2023
Spiegeltent Festival Garden – The Vault 122 Lang Road, Moore Park 2021
Prehysterical will rock Sydney Fringe – from September 2nd to October 1st – at Spiegeltent Festival Garden – The Vault.
Watch through spectacular circus skills (and tongue-in-cheek humour for the adults), as three Neanderthals learn to work together to face fierce predators and their harsh environment. Head First Acrobats are a multi-award-winning performance company, well-known on the international festival circuit. With big-hitting shows like the smash hit Elixir and high-energy Railed’, their acts are a can’t miss event. Come for incredible circus skills and mammoth laughs and stay for a show that truly rocks. Don’t miss out, book your tickets for Prehysterical today!
4/09/2023 – 3/10/2023
Experience the Magic of World-Class Cocktails in Sydney’s Most Renowned Bars
115 Harrington St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
A team of Australia’s most renowned bartenders embarked on a journey representing Australian at the prestigious Tales of The Cocktail 2023. Proud and energised, these bartenders have returned home and are offering world-class cocktails, as part of their menu. Newtown’s very own RE will showcase the creativity of its owner Matt Whiley who impressed the audience with the delightfully peculiar Hendricks Gin. Baxter’s Inn’s Jay Cozma will bring his brilliance with the Single Malt Scotch Whisky, The Balvenie, and Maybe Sammy’s bartenders, led by Paolo Maffietti, will present their newly forged creations with the world’s most awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Glenfiddich.
4/09/2023 – 31/10/2023
Claim Your $20 Bonus Voucher at Timezone Today
Any Timezone Venue in Australia
To help make the holidays fun for everyone, Timezone has created an awesome value offering for every budget. Between now and 31 October, fun-lovers young and old can score themselves a $20 Timezone voucher for use at any of its 50+ locations nationwide. The voucher can be claimed by downloading the Timezone Fun App and entering the code GAME20. When entered, the $20 voucher will be loaded onto the app, which can be redeemed for bonus game credits at your nearest location when you load $10+ onto your Timezone Powercard.
A Date with Angostura Bitters
Chin Chin, 69 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
On Wednesday 6th September 2023, Angostura Bitters is adding some spice this Spring and pulling back its bow for sober daters. Angostura Bitters will host A Date with Angostura Bitters at Chin Chin Sydney. Angostura Bitters will provide the ultimate date night experience for sober curious daters, perfect for those looking for low-and-no alcohol serves and flavoursome foods. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.
7/09/2023 – 8/09/2023
COIL: a re:group performance collective production
Bondi Pavilion Theatre. Queen Elizabeth Drive. Bondi Beach. NSW
Paying tribute to the glory days of the video store, this groundbreaking production mashes theatre and moviemaking together to create a ‘live cinema event’ that is funny, bold and energetic. An immediate hit with critics and audiences, this innovative new work, at the very edge of video technology and live performance, is one of those rare productions: gobsmackingly clever in its execution whilst being funny, warm hearted and deeply resonant. Don’t miss this playful, one-of-a-kind live cinema experience! 4 Stars Time Out.
Red Bull BC One
Metro Theatre, 624 George St, Sydney
Red Bull BC One is a global one-on-one breaking competition. The Red Bull BC One Cypher Australia will see the best 16 B-boys and 8 B-girls from across the country compete to become Australia’s champion and represent at the World Final. Competitors go head-to-head in knock-out battles, where skills, technique, spontaneity, and creativity will determine who will be crowned the Australian champion. The event will also feature an exclusive mid-show performance showcasing the history of local Hip Hop talent, presented in partnership with Champion. The Red Bull BC One Cypher Australia will be held on Sunday September 10th at 7:00pm. Get your tickets via Ticketek.
South African Day Out
Bondi Bowling Club, 1A Warners Avenue, North Bondi, NSW 2026
Non-for-profit organisation, Missionvale Australia, will host South African Day Out, an all-ages festival leading into South African Heritage Day which will help raise much-needed funds for the Missionvale Care Centre, in Nelson Mandela Bay. The day out will include lawn bowls, a DJ, African drumming, dancing, singing, South African food and sweets, hair braiding and face painting, and a raffle. The event will be hosted by South African former professional boxer and solicitor, Lovemore Ndou. The South African Day Out will further support Missionvale Care Centre in offering education, health care, and skills development to those in need.
12/09/2023 – 8/10/2023
Crème de la Crème
The Entertainment Quarter – 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021
Crème de la Crème is headed to Sydney Fringe – from September 12th to October 8th – at Spiegeltent Festival Garden – The Vault. Crème de la Crème is an incredible display of Fringe’s hottest acts. Prepare for a night of world-class acrobatics, great skits, physical comedy and more than a hint of cheeky nudity. Head First Acrobats will have you rolling with laughter. Get your tickets today, you won’t want to miss the Crème de la Crème of Sydney Fringe!
The Kraken Presents: A Night of Twisted and Dark Comedy
The Vanguard – 42 King St, Newtown, NSW, 2042
The Kraken Rum will host a one-of-its-kind comedy show that promises to transport guests to the realm of the darkest chuckles, all in an era where cancel culture looms. Taking place on Wednesday 13th September from 6.30pm at The Vanguard in Newtown, The Kraken Rum has partnered with some of Australia’s most daring and darkest comedic talents including Nazeem Hussain, Becky Lucas and Luke Heggie, to ensure an evening that pushes the boundaries and takes the audience out of their comfort zone. The Kraken Presents: A Night of Twisted and Dark Comedy, will be available to book from Moshtix.
Jude Perl’s Greatest Hits: So Fresh Spring 2023
Bondi Pavilion Theatre. Queen Elizabeth Drive. Bondi Beach. NSW
Fusing award-winning songwriting with hilarious storytelling, endearing social commentary with musical absurdity, Jude Perl will have you leaving the show wanting more. One night only! “Musical Comedy Perfection” Sammy J Winner of four Green Room Awards. Winner of Best Cabaret (Melbourne Fringe 2018) Winner Best Music (Melbourne Fringe 2022). Bondi Pavilion 8pm-9pm, Tickets $39/$35.
14/09/2023 – 17/09/2023
Kelly Mac: Wrong Side of 50
The Factory, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
Calling all lovers of pinot noir and elasticised waists! Join Kelly Mac for a riotous romp through the quirks and perks of middle-age in the Fringe return of her first solo show. From Zoom AA to Boomer parents who refuse to die, no topic is off-limits for this rising star of stand-up! Nominated Best Comedy Sydney Fringe 2022, Winner Best Comedy Newcastle Fringe Festival 2023. Three shows only! Tickets go on sale 14 July at Sydney Fringe Festival. “Mac delivers. The laughs kept coming from the rapt audience.” – NOTA
15/09/2023 – 17/09/2023
Tench Reserve, Tench Avenue, Penrith
One of Penrith’s biggest events is returning in 2023! Presented by Penrith City Council, Real Festival is filled with free activities and entertainment for the whole family, with live music, art installations, free workshops, some of Sydney’s BEST food trucks, festival bar, markets, open air arcade, a roller rink, roving performers and more! Be sure to catch the headline performance by Illuminart where the Nepean River will be captivatingly transformed with light, sound and storytelling, featuring animated artworks by the No Boundaries Art Group and starring the iconic Nepean Belle.
Young Henrys presents Best Served Loud
Albion Hotel, Parramatta, 135 George Street, Parramatta
Re-emerging into the world of the arts, Newtown brewers and distillers, Young Henrys, are turning up the volume at the Albion Hotel this Sydney Fringe Festival for their next instalment of Best Served Loud. With an exceptional selection of comedy, arts and music on show throughout September, Young Henrys are taking over the soundwaves on Saturday, September 16 for a one-night-only, specially curated night in Western Sydney, in collaboration with One Day Entertainment and the City of Parramatta.
20/09/2023 – 21/09/2023
DigiMarCon Sydney 2023 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition
Accor Stadium, Sydney NSW
DigiMarCon Sydney 2023 is your chance to: Hear from some of the most audacious and thought-provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry: Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level; Network with thought leaders, reunite with your peers, and build your professional network. 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.
20/09/2023 – 21/09/2023
TECHSPO Sydney 2023 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)
Accor Stadium, Sydney Australia
DigiMarCon Sydney 2023 is your chance to: Hear from some of the most audacious and thought-provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry; Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level; Network with thought leaders, reunite with your peers, and build your professional network. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
A Proper Morning Tea with Yorkshire Tea
The Tea Cosy, 7 Atherden St, The Rocks NSW 2000
For one day only Yorkshire Tea, the UK’s best-selling tea, is offering you and a friend an exclusive FREE Morning Tea at The Tea Cosy in The Rocks, Sydney. Listing can be found on Eventbrite.
An Evening with Ursula Yovich
Bondi Pavilion Theatre. Queen Elizabeth Drive. Bondi Beach. NSW
Join us for an unforgettable evening with the extraordinary multi award winning actor, playwright, singer, songwriter and storyteller who combines her talents with those of Midnight Oil’s Adam Ventoura and an incredible live band in this unmissable show. Taking inspiration from her Arnhem Land roots and tri-lingual childhood household, the inimitable Ursula Yovich enraptures audiences in a captivating and deeply personal exploration of culture and connection.
23/09/2023 – 24/09/2023
Oz Comic-Con Sydney
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127
Oz Comic-Con welcomes fans of all ages, interests and pop-obsessions with a truly immersive experience across two fun-filled days. Whether you’re a Muggle, a Marshmallow, an Earper, a Jedi, a Whovian or someone who doesn’t understand a word we just said, as long as you love popular culture and enjoy a fun day out, we have something for you! Oz Comic-Con truly connects fans with their pop-passions and fosters bonds and lifetime friendships across pop culture fandoms in Australia. Discover the fun, friendly atmosphere that welcomes everyone to Oz Comic-Con, and join us as we celebrate what you love!
26/09/2023 – 27/09/2023
Kit’s Moneyverse at Darling Harbour
The Canopy, Pier Street Underpass, Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW 2000
Kit, a kids’ money app built by Commonwealth Bank, is inviting families to a free interactive experience in Sydney’s Darling Harbour at the Pier Street Underpass on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 September during the school holidays. Kids and adults will have the opportunity to learn some vital money lessons, from how to spot a scam, to how to make smart money decisions when gaming, all while having fun. Activities include physical games based on the most popular pocket money chores, free merch, and a giant colouring wall.
Lee Jones (UK) Quartet LIVE @ Foundry 616 Jazz Club
The Foundry 616, 616 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007
Lee Jones is a British jazz guitarist/composer, combining influences from modern jazz, fusion, blues, avant-garde, and rock. Lee has recorded/performed/studied alongside Larry Coryell, Martin Taylor, and Mike Stern. Tonight, Lee brings together a very special quartet honouring two leading giants of jazz guitar – Wes Montgomery and Barney Kessel. Following several recent shows with the group ‘Way Out Wes’ in the UK, this brand-new lineup has been specially formed to commemorate the 100th centenary of Barney Kessel in October 2023 and will be performing a range of diverse repertoire from classic albums including “Boss Guitar”, “Smokin’ at the Halfnote” and “Jellybeans” with soulful, blues-inflected passion.
Yellamundie Festival 2023
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Moogahlin Performing Arts, in association with Carriageworks and APAM, proudly presents the 10th anniversary of the Yellamundie Festival. Out of the national call for submissions, six ground-breaking works are set to undergo two weeks of rigorous development before being presented in a three-day extravaganza of public showings, yaans, and events at the Carriageworks in Sydney, from September 28-30.
28/09/2023 – 29/09/2023
DigiMarCon Southeast Asia 2023 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Global New South Wales
The 5th annual DigiMarCon Southeast Asia, the Premier Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition in Southeast Asia returns September 28th to 29th, 2023 at the luxurious Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. Join your peers in-person or online for 2 days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking, also check out the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology. 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Word Travels Story Week
Various Venues Across Sydney
Story Week 2023 (SW23) invites you to experience multilingual musings and Indigenous voices, the art of shouting, a slam final at Sydney Opera House plus a battle between ChatGPT and fresh poets. Audiences dive deep into live stories, challenges laid bare and writers exploding off the page. From Sydney Opera House to local community centres, SW23 presents a week of literarty experiences; showcasing close to 100 writers and idea-spreaders.
5/10/2023 – 3/11/2023
Glenfiddich Yozakura invites you to experience the magical fusion of Scottish and Japanese heritage
Ante, 146 King St, Newtown NSW 2042
Glenfiddich, the World’s Most Awarded Single Malt Scotch Whisky, has unveiled a masterpiece paying homage to Japanese culture – the first Single Malt Scotch Whisky finished in Okinawa’s rare ex-Awamori cask, Grand Yozakura. From next week (October), iconic venues across Sydney and Melbourne will transport guests with a beautiful collision of cultures and flavours, crafted around the incredible whisky. Ante, Newtown – from Oct 5th: Sydney’s renowned bar presents a Japanese-inspired sticky date pudding paired with 29 Year Old Grand Yozakura whisky at $195. Also, try the Grand Yozakura-inspired cocktail for $24.
GET READY TO EXPLORE YOUR FAVOURITE SMALL BARS WITH WANDER YCK!
Fire up the group chat and get ready for an afternoon of delicious bites and even better bevs because Sydney favourite precinct, YCK Laneways is serving up an unmissable new cocktail event series. For one afternoon only (Saturday 7th October), Sydney’s favourite small bars will join forces so you and your friends can savour Sydney’s best cocktails for a steal.
10/10/2023 – 31/10/2023
Cointreau Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the Margarita
8 Loftus Street Quay Quarters Sydney, 2000
Cointreau, the iconic orange-flavoured liqueur, is thrilled to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Margarita cocktail by partnering with Sydney’s renowned high-end Mexican restaurant, Londres 126. From October 10th to the end of the month, Londres 126 will offer an exclusive and delectable dining experience that pairs perfectly with the Margarita, showcasing the diversity and timeless appeal of this beloved cocktail.
19/10/2023 – 31/10/2023
Halloween Spooky Selfie Experience
Mimmynvovo, Unit 26 / 108 Dunning Avenue Rosebery, NSW
Sydney’s #1 Halloween dress up photo experience for all ages is finally here! Featuring interactive selfie sets, ball pits, games and more. A bespoke interactive Halloween experience created for the whole family, a date night or a group of friends. Adult tickets are $25, chil tickets are $12, and family tickets are $55. This experience is not wheelchair accessible.
21/10/2023 – 22/10/2023
Free From + Allergy Show
International Convention Centre @ 14 Darling Drive, Darling Harbour
Enter a wonderland of food possibilities and exploration at the Free From + Allergy Show. For those curious to live healthy lifestyles, this event is perfect for people wanting to dive into their food preferences, restrictions, requirements, and allergies. Held over two days at the ICC in Sydney on Saturday 21st October Sunday 22nd October, there will be everything from food, beauty, and lifestyle vendors showcasing a vast array of the latest products and services, to an educational Learning Theatre hosting daily seminars for showgoers to enjoy.
Mimmynvovo Studio, 26/108 Dunning Ave, Rosebery, Sydney
Renowned photography studio and event space, MimmynVovo, is hosting the city’s first Dog-O-Ween event. Sydney’s one-of-a-kind experience for pets, Dog-O-Ween, is the perfect place to capture Instagram-worthy photos with your pup. The unique event will span across four versatile and interactive rooms, including moving props, selfie sets and multiple themed photo sets, a wicked witches brewing kitchen, a groovy disco dino land with a ball pit and huge disco balls, a whimsical wizard room and a moody cloud room complete with a ball pit and giant cloud installation. For more information about MimmynVovo or to purchase tickets for you and your pooch, visit the MimmynVovo website.
High West Whiskey is Bringing a Taste of the Mountains to Sydney
Level Two, Hinchcliff House, 5-7 Young St, Sydney, 2000
High West Whiskey, the esteemed distillery nestled in the heart of Utah’s majestic mountains, invites you to an extraordinary evening of whiskey and culinary delight. Join High West for an exclusive whiskey dining experience with High West’s Master Distiller, Brendan Coyle, at Hinchcliff House’s Level Two on the 24th of October.
25/10/2023 – 19/11/2023
Mansion: Where Darkness Meets Desire
The Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021
As whispers of Halloween become louder, the five-star, spine-tinglingly sexy MANSION is ready to make its wickedly sensual debut in the Sydney Spiegeltent. Dive into a world where chilling horror waltzes with sultry allure: an electrifying meld of dance, circus, and tantalizing burlesque where each act reveals a saga of temptation, passion, and bone-chilling dread. For just $35, venture deeper into the mansion’s previous residents with a chilling 30-minute prelude: WITCH. Tickets: MANSION: $50 – $120 WITCH: $35
Sydney Opera House
Internationally acclaimed Australian pianist, Sarah Grunstein, returns to the Sydney Opera House by popular demand, to perform in November 2023. While Grunstein is distinguished for her interpretation of Bach’s works, the praise she has received is not limited to her performances of Bach.