When: Monday July 4th, from 11am
Where: Hyde Park- Elizabeth St & Park St, Sydney
Embrace the world’s oldest living culture as the City of Sydney celebrates NAIDOC Week. To kick off this year’s festivities, Hyde Park will be hosting a day of performances, workshops, markets, music, dance, food and art. Radical Son, reggae fusion group Green Hand Band, and 15-year-old singer-songwriter Mi’Kaisha are set to headline. There’ll be a traditional smoking ceremony led by Matthew Doyle and an earth oven will be used to beautifully steam, roast and barbeque all the mouth-watering food for the day. There will also be a selection of native animals from Taronga Zoo, an NRL skills workshop, and language lessons from Deborah Lennis.
When: Thursday July 7th, 7:00pm
Where: Carriageworks – 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
Continuing with the spirit of NAIDOC Week, Carriageworks will be throwing Klub Koorie with a diverse line-up of established and emerging hip hop artists who are killing it right now. The evening’s headline will be producer, MC and vocalist Jimblah. Other acts include Nooky, Lady Lash, Tasman Keith, and first-ever performances by Young Black & Deadly artists. The entire event will be hosted by Australian hip hop icons Izzy and MunkiMuk.
When: Sunday July 10th, 7:15 am
Where: George St, Sydney
Cost: $35 – $75
Take in the sights, get your daily dose of fitness and gain an instant sense of good willed gratification. If you are up for the challenge, you can run to fundraise for one of 14 different charities, all the while checking out Sydney’s stunning harbour side. There is both a 10K and a 5K race to suit all running abilities. The runs begin at George Street and head past the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and the Rocks
When: Thurday July 7th, 7:30pm
Where: Enmore Theatre– 118-132 Enmore Rd, Newtown
If you are a fan of Aunty Donna then you already know the extent of the whacky, insane hilarity that awaits. If you aren’t, then check out Aunty Donna’s Rumpus Room on YouTube this instant (you won’t regret it). If you like your comedy awkward, sketchy, a bit surreal and full of ill-conceived dance routines, then Broden, Mark and Zachary are the trio you’ve been looking for. This is the final show of their tour, so it is one not to miss as it is bound to get a little crazy.
When: Tuesday July 5th,
Where: The Arthouse Hotel – 275 Pitt St, Sydney
Where art meets burlesque and alcohol is thrown into the mix (um, sign me up). Every Tuesday fortnight The Arthouse is home to a drawing class with a raunchy twist. All the models are burlesque performers who put on a show while you draw them. Whether you come for the art, the booze or the sexy ambience, a night of fun is guaranteed and entry includes a complimentary drink. BYO drawing materials, or grab a kit on the night for a mere $5.