As we move into the second half of the year, here are 14 events you won’t want to miss.
Celebrate the world's oldest living culture
Come along to experience Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance, song, food and more in the heart of Sydney. NAIDOC in the City is a free, family friendly day out. Enjoy performances by Aboriginal musicians, dancers and storytellers, market stalls, and traditional games.
Saturday 9 July from 10am to 3pm
Learn more about Country
Join First Nations author Victor Steffensen and delve into his book Fire Country: How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia. This powerful book shares how the revival of cultural burning practices and improved reading of Country could help restore our land.
Tuesday 5 July from 1pm to 2pm online.
Dance to live music at the Cross
Live music returns to Kings Cross Hotel every Friday night from 10pm untill late. You can boogie to local bands and DJs while unwinding after the work week.
Every Friday night from 10pm
Plant natives this National Tree Day
Come along to this community event to plant a native shrub, grass or vine. This will help restore native vegetation in this area along Johnstons Creek, Annandale.
Sunday 31 July
Indulge your artistic side with the latest exhibitions
At Carriageworks, you’ll find Mel O’Callaghan’s major new work, All is Life. Charting the initial split of the first cell 4.5 billion years ago, the work uses sculpture, performance, sound, and film, to explore the relationship between life and nonlife.
At the Chau Chak Wing Museum, explore the shapes and vivid colours of Light & Darkness. This major exhibition brings together the works of prominent artists such as Jean Tinguely, Bridget Riley, On Kawara and more.
And don’t forget to check out the Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW before it closes next month.
Experience the hottest musicals in town
Make sure you don’t miss out on Moulin Rouge! The Musical at Capitol Theatre. A theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and – above all – love. This show has all the classics, plus new music by Adele, Katy Perry, Sia, Beyoncé and Rihanna.
Or if you’re in the mood for some 90’s nostalgia, Cruel Intentions is for you. It’s packed with back-to-back hits including Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve), Every You and Every Me (Placebo), Bye Bye Bye (*NSYNC), Genie in a Bottle (Christina Aguilera) and more. You can catch Cruel Intentions at the State Theatre until Monday 11 July.
See the play whose source material sent shockwaves through English society
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall is Fleabag meets Pride and Prejudice.
At the Roslyn Packer Theatre you'll find this whip-smart and contemporary production that brings this lush, rallying, and beautifully-told story into the present to share with a brand new generation.
Until Saturday 16 July.
Upskill with a class or workshop
There are so many new skills to learn this winter.
Why not learn how to make a ceramic luscious leaf platter? Or how about a resin cheeseboard that will be the envy of all your friends?
Better yet, head to Potts Point and learn how to make the most stunning cocktails. You’ll also be treated to a feast at the end of the class.
If that isn’t your cup of tea, you can find basket and bouquet flower arranging workshops in Glebe. You’ll get to use the highest quality seasonal fresh flowers. Best of all, you'll get insider tips to compose a beautiful arrangement.
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