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City Happenings – Sydney

Music & Theatre

The bodyguard

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You know the story, you love the songs, now experience The bodyguard live on stage! The award-winning musical based on the smash-hit film, is playing in Sydney & Melbourne for a strictly limited season, starring Australia’s own Paulini as Rachel Marron, Kip Gamblin as Frank Farmer and Prinnie Stevens as Nicki Marron.  Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge – what they don’t expect is to fall in love.

When: Until June 25, 2017

Where: Sydney Lyric, Darling Harbour, Sydney

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Sydney Film Festival

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The Sydney Film Festival is one of the longest running events of its kind in the world. Each year the festival brings the best new films from around the world to audiences in Australia. As well as brand new features from over 50 countries, SFF screen documentaries, short films and retrospectives.

When: 7 – 18 June 2017

Where: various locations

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Darlinghurst Theatre Company Presents I Love You Now

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Darlinghurst’s new production, I Love You Now is premiering in Sydney this summer. The show is a tragic-comedy that focuses on the concept of intimacy, with two people falling madly in love with each other and later falling out of love with each other, along with the struggles of staying committed in one relationship. It’s relevant, intriguing and completely new. Check out their ticket sales on the official website.

When: 9 June-9 July 2017

Where: 39 Burton Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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Art & Culture

 The National 2017- New Australian Art


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New Australian Art presents the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art, curated across three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions: the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

When: 30 March – 16 July 2017

Where: various venues, Sydney

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 Escape from Pompeii

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Escape from Pompeii that will reveal the untold story of a dramatic rescue attempt from the Roman navy that followed one of the world’s most devastating natural disasters that buried the Italian city under volcanic ash in 79AD.

When: 31 March – 30 August 2017

Where: Australian National Maritime Museum

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Vivid Sydney

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The multi-award-winning winter festival of light, music and ideas returns to illuminate Sydney with exciting new precincts to explore, mesmerizing new light art to inspire and plenty of entertainment for everyone. This spectacular festival has grown into the largest of its kind in the world. In 2017, Vivid will be bigger and better than ever, offering an expanded program of multi-genre music, more stimulating ideas from global thinkers and creators, plus dazzling light art across the city. Join in the fun and experience it for yourself!

When: 26 May- 17 June 2017

Where: various locations

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Titanic the exhibition

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Journey into the heart of the Titanic and experience the world’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition about this iconic ship. Immerse yourself in the moving tale of Titanic’s first and final voyage and experience the sights, sounds and stories as if you were on the ship.

When: Until 22 September 2017

Where: 122 Lang Road, Moore Park, NSW 2021

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Food & Dining

Good Food and Wine Show

 

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Enjoy a fun day out with friends discovering new ideas, products, tips and hints to inspire your next foodie adventure! Participate in masterclasses, visit the many booths or experience the finest wines. With loads of new features & classes available, the return of old favourites, and an action-packed celebrity chef line-up the show is not to be missed.

When: 23 – 25 June 2017

Where: ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Darling Harbour, Sydney

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Taste of the Opera House

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The Sydney Opera House’s first ever degustation tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the symbol of modern Australia through the finest contemporary Australian cuisine.

Where: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
When: Sunday 5 February 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, 
Sunday 12 March 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 2 April 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Monday 3 April 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 7 May 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 4 June 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 2 July 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 6 August 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 10 September 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 1 October 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm, Sunday 5 November 2017 from 10.45am to 2.30pm

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Bastille festival

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With more than 500,00 visitors last year, this popular festival promises to be yet another success with a great variety and celebration of food, wine and art and more than 100 performance artists. Best thing about this is event: entrance is free!

When: 13 July-16 July

Where: Alfred Street, Sydney NSW

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Sports

Holden State Of Origin II NSW Versus QLD

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Not a fan of football? New tickets are also on sale for the National Rugby League famous Olympic-style event, the Holden State of Origin II. Two teams, NSW and QLD will compete against each other for the championship, gaining a title that is honoured and appreciated by all. Tickets are on sale on the official NRL website.

When: June 21, 2017

Where: Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia

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Western Sydney Wanderers FC vs Arsenal


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New tickets are on sale now for the football game of a lifetime, local Western Sydney Wanderers FC versus Arsenal, two renowned football teams that will battle it out in two sittings. Come show everyone your team spirit when you cheer for the teams in the stands, just for $39.

When: 13 July & 15 July 2017

Where: Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127, Australia

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