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5 Things To Do In Sydney This Week 20th-26th June

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  1. State of Origin

When: Wed 22nd June, 8pm

Where: The Star Casino – 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont

Cost: Free (plus cost of few bevvies)

Source: BELINDA ROLLAND
Source: BELINDA ROLLAND

Referred to as Australia’s greatest sporting rivalry the State of Origin series is one of our most iconic premier events, attracting a huge television audience and filling alcohol proprietors everywhere. To get the real Origin experience (or as close as you can get since the match is in Queensland) head on over to The Star where you can watch the game live on a 34 square meter LED mega screen with top notch audio and plenty of beer. Don’t miss all the plays, hits and glory as NSW try to reclaim victory. 

  1. No Lights No Lycra

When: Mon June 20th, 7:30pm

Where: Bondi Pavilion – Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach

Cost: $7

Source: Assemble Papers

No Lights No Lycra is a weekly dance jam where you can leave your skills, flashy get up and worries behind. It is an energetic party place of pure physical freedom giving you the chance to cut loose and forget about the stigma of looking good. Dance like no one’s watching in the comfort of the darkness. No steps to learn, no technique, no teacher, no awkward grinding, just free movement and great tunes to help get you through the working week. Taking place every Thursday in Newtown, this fast growing dance craze has now taken up residency in Bondi every Monday, so you never have to miss a beat. 

  1. Bondi Winter Magic Festival

When: Every day until sun 31st July

Where: Bondi Beach

Cost: Free attendance ($10-20 for activities)

Source: Daily Telegraph
Source: Daily Telegraph

Bondi’s six-week winter festival serves as living proof that you can still have fun at the beach even in this cold weather (bathing suites not recommended). This year there are loads of activities from ice-skating to yoga on the beach to camel rides. Keep an eye out for other activities like Art on the Streets, Bondi Markets, guided walks and the commencing Town Hall music jam on Sunday July 31. 

  1. We Will Rock You

When: Every day until June 26th , various times

Where: The Star – Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont

Cost: $70-$140

 

Source: Australian
Source: Australian

WE WILL ROCK YOU is the worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton (Young Ones, Black Adder), that is guaranteed to blow your mind. This multi-million dollar show has already been performed in Moscow, Tokyo, Berlin and Las Vegas. Now, finally it is your chance to witness the show that to dazzles the senses in breathtaking style as it returns to Sydney for the first time since 2004. This show tells the tale of an Earth run by the powerful Globalsoft Corporation, who have banned all non-corporation music. Needless to say, this is a story about how the epic power of rock always prevails and, as you would expect from a show of that nature, there are plenty of crazy rock ballads to get the blood pumping. There are performances by Casey Donavan, Gareth Keegan, Erin Clare and many more. 

  1. Open Marrickville

When: Everyday till June 26th

Where: Around Marrickville

Cost: Free

 

Source: Weekend Notes
Source: Weekend Notes

Celebrate cultural diversity in the Inner West with ten days of mini festivals and events in Marrickville. There will be community get-togethers, exhibitions in the streets, markets, films and music. The Chrissie Cotter Gallery will showcase works by talented artists of refugee backgrounds. On Monday the 23rd you can witness the premiere screening of Faraway… So Close to Homeland, a documentary covering the plight of ten Syrian refugees. From the 26th to 28th you can participate in dance and music workshops from Latin American and Indigenous Australian communities. There is also a Balkan Bonanza which is a feast of traditional costumes, food, music, dance and performances from the Balkan countries: Greece, Croatia, Macedonia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia.