When: Wed 22nd June, 8pm
Where: The Star Casino – 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont
Cost: Free (plus cost of few bevvies)
Referred to as Australia’s greatest sporting rivalry the State of Origin series is one of our most iconic premier events, attracting a huge television audience and filling alcohol proprietors everywhere. To get the real Origin experience (or as close as you can get since the match is in Queensland) head on over to The Star where you can watch the game live on a 34 square meter LED mega screen with top notch audio and plenty of beer. Don’t miss all the plays, hits and glory as NSW try to reclaim victory.
When: Mon June 20th, 7:30pm
Where: Bondi Pavilion – Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach
No Lights No Lycra is a weekly dance jam where you can leave your skills, flashy get up and worries behind. It is an energetic party place of pure physical freedom giving you the chance to cut loose and forget about the stigma of looking good. Dance like no one’s watching in the comfort of the darkness. No steps to learn, no technique, no teacher, no awkward grinding, just free movement and great tunes to help get you through the working week. Taking place every Thursday in Newtown, this fast growing dance craze has now taken up residency in Bondi every Monday, so you never have to miss a beat.
When: Every day until sun 31st July
Where: Bondi Beach
Cost: Free attendance ($10-20 for activities)
Bondi’s six-week winter festival serves as living proof that you can still have fun at the beach even in this cold weather (bathing suites not recommended). This year there are loads of activities from ice-skating to yoga on the beach to camel rides. Keep an eye out for other activities like Art on the Streets, Bondi Markets, guided walks and the commencing Town Hall music jam on Sunday July 31.
When: Every day until June 26th , various times
Where: The Star – Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont
WE WILL ROCK YOU is the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton (Young Ones, Black Adder), that is guaranteed to blow your mind. This multi-million dollar show has already been performed in Moscow, Tokyo, Berlin and Las Vegas. Now, finally it is your chance to witness the show that to dazzles the senses in breathtaking style as it returns to Sydney for the first time since 2004. This show tells the tale of an Earth run by the powerful Globalsoft Corporation, who have banned all non-corporation music. Needless to say, this is a story about how the epic power of rock always prevails and, as you would expect from a show of that nature, there are plenty of crazy rock ballads to get the blood pumping. There are performances by Casey Donavan, Gareth Keegan, Erin Clare and many more.
When: Everyday till June 26th
Where: Around Marrickville
Celebrate cultural diversity in the Inner West with ten days of mini festivals and events in Marrickville. There will be community get-togethers, exhibitions in the streets, markets, films and music. The Chrissie Cotter Gallery will showcase works by talented artists of refugee backgrounds. On Monday the 23rd you can witness the premiere screening of Faraway… So Close to Homeland, a documentary covering the plight of ten Syrian refugees. From the 26th to 28th you can participate in dance and music workshops from Latin American and Indigenous Australian communities. There is also a Balkan Bonanza which is a feast of traditional costumes, food, music, dance and performances from the Balkan countries: Greece, Croatia, Macedonia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia.