Top 10 Sydney Culture On this week 30/06/2019

This week things are heating up. Those circus unitards leave nothing to the imagination.


10) Fragments of Reality: Solo Exhibition

6th July

What: Thomas W. gets inspired by his travels, both in wild, wide-open spaces and through city landscapes, gathering colours, textures and energies. He then expresses these impressions in the form of small individual snapshots.

Why: What better way to experience the myriad of landscapes that make up this eclectic, fascinating world than in a stark white gallery in the form of Tom’s photo album?


9) RoboCup 2019: Talks (RoboEthics)

4th July

What: To explore the rise of robot technology, the UNSW Centre for Ideas presents a series of talks with leading experts as part of the RoboCup 2019.

Why: The rise of A.I. seems to be happening at an exponential rate. Let’s all sit down and discuss it for a few more decades.


8) Exhibition Opening: Speak Softly, Tread Heavily

6th July

What: Speak softly, tread heavily is a group exhibition that brings together different perspectives and experiences of navigating culture, traditions and languages within a multicultural society.

Why: Who needs human interaction to be immersed in the cultural melange of the contemporary era? Shut your mouth, visit a gallery for twenty minutes and thus consider yourself a much more rounded intellectual.


7) Madama Butterfly 

1st July-10th August

What: Graeme Murphy’s arresting new production of Madama Butterfly is a contemporary look at Puccini’s alluring heroine. Fragments of film flutter across the stage, creating a dynamic backdrop for Murphy’s vision of Butterfly. He draws on his roots in choreography to capture the grace and gravity of a tale that begins in rapturous love and ends in the cruellest heartbreak.

Why: Paedophilia, teen pregnancy, suicide, a white chick named Kate, it’s all there. If only they didn’t have to sing everything.


6) The Hot Expo

5th-7th July

What: With 15 of the world’s hottest Health, Beauty and Lifestyle brands, the HOT Expo is sure to be the most anticipated exhibition of the year. Whether you are a wine enthusiast, a makeup guru or a dedicated mum, there’s a special guest to surprise you! This expo will bring you the top brands in the health, beauty and lifestyle industry as that’s where hotness lies.

Why: Clearly the promoters of this expo missed the urgent memo sent by the hosts of the climate change convention. Hotness is increasing everywhere, and it’s probably time to admit that a perfectly put together living room set will not save anyone.


5) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory The New Musical

2nd-21st July

What: Roald Dahl’s delicious tale, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is a delectable treat featuring songs from the original film, including Pure Imagination, The Candy Man and I’ve Got a Golden Ticket, alongside a brand new, toe-tapping Broadway score. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka!

Why: It’s one way to expunge the image of Johnny Depp pissing on Gene Wilder’s grave from your mind.


4) Marvell Street Coffee Tasting Sydney

6th July

What: It’s a super time of year for coffee lovers, with African, Central American and Colombian coffees on the table. There’s even a very special geisha on the menu too. Come have a taste and learn how you can make delicious coffee at home.

Why: It’s free coffee. In Sydney. Like a caffeinated unicorn.


3) Muriel’s Wedding The Musical 

2nd July-14th August

What: Muriel is coming back to Sydney! This big, brash and very cheeky new musical will play a strictly limited season at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. Stuck in a dead-end life in Porpoise Spit, Muriel dreams of the perfect wedding – the dress, the church, the attention. Unfortunately, there’s one thing missing. A groom. Following her dreams to Sydney, Muriel ends up with everything she ever wanted. That’s when things start to go really wrong.

Why: Revisit an era when it was plausible to move to Sydney for a better life.



3rd-21st July

What: ZIRK! CIRCUS brings together Russia’s finest big top traditions with the daring skills of today’s greatest circus superstars. Step inside the Big Top Chapiteau and be part of the action where no audience member is ever more than 15 rows from the circus ring. Marvel, gasp and cheer at the most exciting, action packed, awe-inspiring circus event coming to Australia this year.

Why: There’s no more brilliant way to get the heart pumping with feats of expert athleticism than by proxy whilst holding an ice-cream.


1) Australian International Music Festival

4th-11th July

What: The 30th Australian International Music Festival is returning to Sydney, bringing together talented young musicians, singers and dancers from around the globe for this much loved festival, which attracts all types of music, but in particular Wind Bands, Orchestras, Choirs and Jazz Bands.

Why: Be privy to the talent of the next generation of musicians, look at your own kid picking their nose, think ‘well, at least they’re not a serial killer’ and then comfort yourself further with the even better thought, ‘at least they’re not jazz enthusiasts’.

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