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What's On This Month

3 Aug

Francesca Prihasti Quartet Farewell Gig

Emerging pianist / composer Francesca Prihasti and her band return to Foundry616 tonight to present her original music from both the debut album and recent album recorded in the New York over the last two years as well as her new works.

3 Aug

Good Food & Wine Show Sydney

The Sydney Showground will again become THE destination for all things food and wine as it hosts Australia's largest, three day gathering for fanatical foodies.

6-7 Aug

Fashion Fair At The Races

It is with absolute delight that we would like to invite you to attend Fashion Fair at the races, an event supporting Pink Ribbon.

9-23 Aug

The Mmorrison Oyster Festival 2016 Masterclasses

The Morrison invites you to join us on a month long celebration of champagne, whisky and oysters with two Masterclasses.

11-21 Aug

Sydney Science Festival

Now in its 2nd year, the Sydney Science Festival is led by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS), in collaboration with museums, galleries, universities, businesses, scientists, engineers and community organisations across greater Sydney, to deliver a vibrant 11-day program as part of National Science Week.

12 Aug

Bollywood Club 8th Birthday Bash

Venue Details: The Watershed Hotels, Harbourside Shopping Centre, Darling Drive, Sydney 2000, Australia. Time: 9:30 pm - 3:00 am. Category: Nightlife.

13 Aug

Super Science

Come to an extraordinary day out for the entire family when the Australian Museum opens its doors and brings science to life for everyone!

14 Aug

Open Mic Night

Registration for each open mic begins at 5.30pm on the night, with performances from 6.00pm. Each act is allocated 10min - strictly first in best dressed. Dinner, desserts and drinks available to purchase on the night and, as always, entry is by donation. With this cooler weather the deck is a spectacular place to sit by the fire, eat, chat, and have a drink with friends new or old!

20 Aug

Art Party Central Coast-Charming Chymed Edition

What is Art Party? Hugs + clicks + inspiration + art + talent + inclusion + sweet treats + experiences + total babes = Art Party.

21 Aug

5 Lands Experience : Tall Man Blues

The 5 Lands Experience is a free monthly, at The Rhythm Hut in Gosford. We begin each 5 Lands Experience with a free community drum circle, at 5pm all ages and levels welcome, drums and percussion provided. This month's feature artist is Tall Man Blues, featuring Ben Camden and Nick Murray.

20-21 Aug

Smash! Manga & Anime Show

Australia's premier Japanese pop-culture convention is returning for another spectacular event at Rosehill Gardens.

21 Aug

Italian Wine & Food Festival

Everything that's good about eating and drinking in Italy comes together under one roof in August with the return of the Italian Wine + Food Festival.

21 Aug


Sydney's premier Italian-themed street festival, Ferragosto returns to Great North Road, Five Dock.

25 Aug

Listen Up Australia: Sydney Semi Final

Sydney Semi Final of nationwide Songwriters' Festival, Listen Up Australia, in support of Suicide Prevention Australia. Unearthing the best new talent Australia-wide.

26 Aug

Expat Mingle at The Argyle

It's a fun evening with expats from all around the globe, hosted by Sydney Expat Club at The Argyle.

28 Aug

Art Meets West

Art Meets West: Panel Talk, Artists' Market & Workshops is an arts networking event in Western Sydney, developed by the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Advisory Committee otherwise known as CPAC Youth.

28 Aug

Kids in the Park

Free Short Talks, Displays & Activities About Urban Ecology At Sydney Olympic Park: Sydney Olympic Park is renowned for its rich biodiversity. A series of FREE short talks, wildlife displays and family-friendly activities from 10.00am-12noon on Sunday 28 August at the Education Centre at Bicentennial Park.

What's On Next Month

1 Sep

Backstreet Block Party

From functional to funky - a traditional laneway is transformed into an interactive space at our new two-day street festival. Lights and sound, food, a garden bar, live art, disco, games and more.

1-30 Sep

Sounds of September

We're celebrating Spring with Sounds of September - a month-long program of free and ticketed music events held in schools, parks, bars, theatres, cafes, restaurants and clubs.

2-18 Sep

Sydney Sacred Music Festival

The Festival showcases music, ceremony and art that aims to bring us closer to something real, something inside.

10-11 Sep

Oz Comic-Con Sydney

Oz Comic-Con Sydney returns to the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island.

10 Sep

King Tide + Manana

Combination of feel good roots, rock and reggae. An all ages, fully licensed event. Tickets on sale through Sticky Tickets - $15.00. Sure to be an incredible night.

10 Sep-30 Oct

Operation Art

Hundreds of New South Wales school students are hoping their artwork will be exactly what the doctor ordered to help make sick kids smile.

11 Sep

Festival of the Winds

Make sure you don't miss Sydney's most colourful spring festival which promises to be a great day out for the whole family. Colourful cartoon characters, giant animals and flowers, fighter kites, box kites, delta kites and more make the skies come alive over Sydney's most famous beach! Australian and international kite flyers will show us their great flying skills and wonderful hand-made creations from 11am With face painting, kite stalls, animal farm, jumping castles and much more.

8-12 Sep

Sydney Latin American Film Festival

Returning to Dendy Opera Quays, the Festival will screen the very best in award-winning Latin American cinema: eight feature films and three documentaries, teamed with colourful Latin opening and closing night parties, over five jam-packed days.

19-25 Sep

Jerusalem Quartet

There is a great depth to this Israeli string Quartet that lends authority to its programs, which feature a contemporary gem from composer Ross Edwards, framed with masterworks by Beethoven, Haydn and Dvorák

23-24 Sep

Art Party 4 Year Anniversary

Art Party turns 4 in the biggest shebang we've pulled together yet! 4 years of supporting local emerging art in Sydney and beyond. 3 stages of multidisciplinary art/music/performance. 2 bars to keep you hydrated (till 3am). 1 combined grassroots effort turns to the Oxford Art Factory.

23 Sep-25 Oct

Essential Baby & Toddler Show

Presented by Blackmores and is BACK in Sydney at the Royal Hall of Industries & Hordern Pavilion. Look forward to 150 local & international brands, advice from experts including Pinky McKay, live shows by Hi-5, life-size Thomas the Tank Engine train and so much more. Plus, it's only 10 minutes from Sydney CBD. Register now for your FREE ticket and save $20!

24 Sep

JOz Paranormal & Spiritual Expo

A fun day of spiritual & paranormal exhilaration! Join a workshop or see a psychic.

25 Sep

Live @ St Leonards Park

Live @ St Leonards Park is a free community music festival featuring a variety of music genres by popular live bands, food stalls and children’s activities. BYO picnic rug, family and friends.

26-29 Sep

11th Annual Hurley BL's Blast Off

Barton Lynch kicks off this unique U14's surfing festival - by far the biggest grom surfing event in Australia..

Future Events

7-9 Oct


Kidtopia, the new festival for kids and their grownups, is headed to Parramatta Park this October school holidays.

7-9 Oct

Festival Of Dreams

The three-day Festival of Dreams brings together leading members of the wellbeing, spiritual, health and business fields to share the tools and stories that can empower you to better self-understanding and appreciation.

10-15 Oct

Benjamin Beilman & Andrew Tyson

In one of the most exciting classical music debuts of the year, two brilliant young stars make their first recital tour of Australia performing Mozart, Saint-Saëns, Janážek, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Roger Smalley, Beethoven & Chausson.

21-30 Oct

Sydney Craft Beer Week

Sydney's largest celebration of craft beer, Sydney Craft Beer Week is back for its sixth year in 2016. Mark your calendars and join in the pursuit of hoppyness.

30 Oct

Ku-ring-gai Carnival of Cultures

Come celebrate the diversity and multiculturalism of the Ku-ring-gai Community! International Food stalls, Dance & Music performances, Carnival Rides, Martial arts demonstrations, Speeches on Multiculturalism and what it means to be Australian in the 21st Century.

12-14 Nov

Trio Dali

Trio Dali is an ensemble of soloists, who come together for the love of playing chamber music. Together they have chosen some favourite works by Mendelssohn, Schubert, Roger Smalley, Beethoven and Chausson.