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What's On This Month

To 30 Jun

Celebrating a Centenary of May Gibbs' Gumnut Babies

Free exhibition featuring original artwork, rare books, archival material, costume, pottery and more from May Gibbs' Gumnut Baby world.

1 Jun

Project Yum Pop-up Food Festival

Celebrating a “taste of the new”, the festival combines hottest new food trends (POKLOL, Agape Canteen, Brasserie Bread) with live entertainment to run daily.

1-18 Jun

VIVID Sydney @ GPO Grand

GPO Grand, Sydney's premier food, wine and entertainment destination, is open during VIVID Sydney this year. Choose from 14 restaurants and bars located at No. 1 Martin Place, for the ultimate dining experience to go with Sydney's spectacular light show.

1-30 Jun

The Other Art Fair : Call for Artists

Ever wanted to be a part of an International Arts Fair? We are looking for Australia's best talent! Applications now Open!

2-25 Jun


Sport For Jove is proud to be staging one of Australia's defining works of art on the big stages of the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta and York Theatre in the Seymour Centre. Michael Gow's Away is an extraordinary and moving story of family, community, awakening and forgiveness.

3 Jun

The Women Who Were Never There

This dramatic short film is the story of a determined group of women who made the first attempt to get work at the male-dominated Port Kembla steelworks in 1973.

3 Jun

Wild Marmalade (Special Guest: Declan Kelly)

They are back!! It's a big night on the Hut dance floor with a few surprise treats along the way ... Totally live Tribal Breaks with Wild Marmalade. Wild Marmalade are the world's original high-energy didgeridoo dance band heralding from Byron Bay, Australia.

3 Jun

Annual Karl McManus Foundation Dinner

The KMF is a promoter of evidence-based research and clinical practice for tick-borne diseases and an advocate for better testing, treatment and education in Australia. Recognising, Understanding, Caring.

3-5 Jun

Cake Bake & Sweets Show

The greatest baking, dessert and entertaining show on earth. The ultimate weekend destination for foodies, home bakers and cake decorators.

4 Jun

The Zespri Sun-Up

Brings together fun, fitness, good health & wellbeing. The event will showcase a variety of entertaining and healthy ways to kick-start your morning. Includes a Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit Pop-Up Breakfast Bar, Gold Radiance Zone and The SunGold Work Out Zone with Cassey Ho.

6 Jun

Above & Beyond 2016 Acoustic Show

Acoustic album set for release in Australian Autumn 2016, alongside a tour of the some of the world's most iconic concert venues Tickets available from January 2016. Sign up for first ticket access now.

8-19 Jun

Sydney Film Festival

The 12-day Festival screens films from around the world in venues across the city.

10 Jun

Creativity in Education

Bradfield Senior College will be presenting a panel discussion, inspiring educators to combine creativity and originality with the high school curriculum in order to empower and enrich innovative thinking. With a panel of experts including keynote speaker Dr James Arvanitakis, Dean of the Graduate Research School of Western Sydney University, the discussion will provide tools and guidelines to educators to help bring creativity into the classroom to engage students and give them the skills to succeed in their future careers. Will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the Rocks, Sydney.

11 Jun

Capoeira Angola Free Workshop

The Capoeira Angola ECAMAR School opens its doors to young and old to enjoy a one day free beginners class.

11-19 Jun

Essential Scorsese: Selected by David Stratton

David Stratton returns to Sydney Film Festival presenting a program of 10 classics directed by the great Martin Scorsese.

14 Jun-26 Jul

Art Exhibitions : Bondi Pavilion

Art Exhibitions are being held in the Bondi Pavilion during the Bondi Winter Magic Festival. Please visit our website for details and times.

15-19 Jun

Irish Cinema Focus at Sydney Film Festival

This short season curated especially for Sydney Film Festival celebrates the high point of Irish cinema.

17-25 Jun

The Merchant of Venice

Supported by the directorial guidance of Patricia Rowling, Artistic Director of Bard on the Beach, The Merchant of Venice explores prejudice, human relationships and social boundaries in 16th Century Venice.

18 Jun

Sing Street 1985 School Disco at Sydney Film Festival

Following the screening of SING STREET, the Hub turns into a school disco circa 1985.

18 Jun

Art Party Central Coast

Every third Saturday at the Rhythm Hut, Gosford! What is Art Party? Hugs + clicks + inspiration + art + talent + inclusion + sweet treats + experiences + total babes = Art Party. Doors open 6:45pm for yoga workshop and dinner!

19 Jun-30 Jul

Camels on the Beach

Be the first to experience the thrill of riding a “ship of the desert” as it loftily saunters over the iconic sands of Bondi. Australia now has the largest population of camels in the world - but this is the first time they have appeared on Bondi Beach. Come and view Bondi Beach from a unique perspective during Bondi's Winter Magic.

19 Jun-31 Jul

Bondi Winter Magic

Bondi Winter Magic is sparkling to new depths this year and giving locals and international participants a new “platform” to view the iconic beach and ocean setting with ... camel riding. From gliding with skates across the Southern Hemisphere's largest beachside rink to now traversing the sands aboard one-humped “Dromederie” camels, the “Lawrence of Arabia” experience has come to Bondi.

26 Jun

Opera in the Pub

An evening of culture and craft beers awaits as Opera in The Pub returns to the Dove & Olive, presenting condensed performances at the bar.

26 Jun

5 Lands Experience ft. On The Stoop

The 5 Lands Experience is a free monthly, at The Rhythm Hut in Gosford, held on the last Sunday of each month. We begin each 5 Lands Experience with a free community drum circle, at 5pm all ages and levels welcome, drums and percussion provided.

27 Jun-8 Jul

School Holiday Epic Adventure: Pacific Epping

With a host of interactive and entertaining activities set to take place, the Centre's schedule includes everything from live acts and craft.

27 Jun-8 Jul

School Holiday Epic Adventure: Pacific Werribee

With a host of interactive and entertaining activities set to take place, the Centre's schedule includes everything from live acts and craft.

30 Jun

Winter Festival

Winter Festival is returning in 2016, bringing you the most enchanting winter experience in Australia, featuring open-air ice skating, rides, games, traditional European cuisine and more.

What's On Next Month

1-17 Jul

Bondi Ice Rink

This year it will be bigger and better than ever! We will be offering you the most iconic venue in Australia to put your skates on ... on ice next to the ocean and at this time of the year there will be whales arching out of the water and pods of dolphins catching the waves.

2-17 Jul

Darling Harbour Cool Yule

Warm your heart with lots of frosty family fun at Darling Harbour these winter school holidays. Tickets for the Cool Yule Snow Pit and Cool Yule Ice Rink presented by Nova 96.9 are on sale now.

4-15 Jul

Kids in the Park

The winter chills will have no impact on fun at Sydney Olympic Park this July, when Kids in the Park presents a program of school holiday activities to bolster creative talents, keep kids moving and turn winter free-time from drab to fab!

3-24 Jul

Bondi History Walks

Bondi History Walks are held on Sundays throughout July as part of the Bondi Winter Magic program. Discover Bondi's bohemian past on these fascinating guided walking tours around the hidden gems of Bondi Beach.

8 Jul

End Of The World Tour : Sydney

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the “End Of The World” EP, Danielle Deckard will be hosting an intimate performance at the Newsagency, Marrickville.

8 Jul

End Of The World Tour : Wollongong

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the “End Of The World” EP, Danielle Deckard will be hosting an intimate performance at Jane's Wollongong.

10 Jul

Multicultural Eid Festival & Fair

With over 150 stalls, amazing traditional cultural performances, free entertainment, thrilling rides and the greatest attraction of them all - an Animatronic life-size Baby T-Rex Dinosaur!

10 Jul

Art On The Streets : Bondi Winter Magic Festival

Roscoe Street Mall. Discover local painters, potters and photographers who will showcase their talents en pleine air in Roscoe Street Mall. Absorb the vile and be inspired to 'chalk' up the streets with your own pavement masterpiece.

10 Jul

Long Table Lunch

Celebrating local and organic produce in the Wollondilly Shire The Chef & I Catering together with our region's local produce growers welcome you to our Long Table Lunch. Enjoy a Four Course Menu filled with organic, seasonal produce from our local growers. All money raised will be donated to the Picton Storm Relief Appeal 2016 Helping Wollondilly residents and businesses who have been affected by the recent storm and flooding.

12 Jul

Open Mic Night

A regular monthly event - The Rhythm Hut Open Mic is held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. 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.

17 Jul

Stadium Stomp Sydney : Whitelion

Participate in Stadium Stomp Sydney and climb over 6000 stairs in a physical challenge that raises vital funds for disadvantaged youth charity Whitelion!

14-17 Jul

BBR Festival

BBR French World Festival brings the best of French and European food, culture and entertainment to the heart of Sydney. Celebrate Bastille day like the Frenchies, eating and drinking your way around Europe, dance with can-can girls, see real snow and ice sculptures run around a traditional Swiss village! The BBR French World Festival is a family fun weekend like no other.

24 Jul

The Rocks Aroma Festival

Attracts the very best boutique roasters and coffee specialists from across Australia. Gourmet food and tea stalls, exquisite arts and fashion markets and live entertainment come together with these leading coffee producers in a one day celebration of the magic bean by the harbour.

31 Jul

BU Day: Beautiful Minds

BU Day is a 1 day event for girls aged 11-17. Beautiful Minds tackles the tough topics that teenage girls face daily, bringing them to light so they feel empowered, educated and supported throughout their often challenging journey of being a teenager.

31 Jul

Music on the Streets : Bondi Winter Magic Festival

Various spots throughout Bondi town centre. On every street corner, in every nook and cranny, musicians of all genres will come out of the wood work and play their hearts out to raise funds for local Bondi charities.

Future Events

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.

11-21 Aug

Sydney Science Festival

Now in its second 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.

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.

10-11 Sep

Oz Comic-Con Sydney

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

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

24 Sep

JOz Paranormal & Spiritual Expo

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

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.

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.