What ‘til Wed - 30th June to 2nd July
Sydney may well be in the middle of an incredible cold snap, but don’t let that keep you away from some of the great stuff to do around your city this week. From ice skating to Annie Lennox tribute shows, here is a taste of what’s on offer.
Cool Yule – Monday through Wednesday – Darling Harbour
Celebrate the recent cold snap by hitting up Cool Yule, a new festival that has taken over Darling Harbour. There’s a massive outdoor ice rink, a floating iceberg in Cockle Bay, Zorbing from Cockle Bay Wharf, as well as a giant slide and live-size snow globes in Tumbalong Park. For more info see http://www.darlingharbour.com/whats-on/cool-yule.aspx
Old School Funk and Groove Night – Tuesday – 505
Tuesdays at 505 are funk night, with a great bunch of up-and-coming Aussie jazz and funk talent playing the tunes that shaped modern funk, jazz and soul music. Old School funk sessions have a party atmosphere and often attract touring musicians as well as funk-playing DJ’s to the 505 club.
Sweet Dreams: Songs by Annie Lennox – Wednesday – Hayes Theatre
Michael Griffiths puts his own spin on the incredible career of Annie Lennox. From the gender bending early days as one half of Eurythmics to her stunning solo career, you’ll hear all the classics including Why, and Walking on Broken Glass. This incredible production is written and directed by Dean Bryant. Tickets from http://bit.ly/UWdrmx
Tiny Ruins – Wednesday – Newtown Social Club
Following the release of their wonderful new album Brightly Painted One, stellar reviews and extensive European touring, New Zealanders Tiny Ruins return to Australia to showcase the album with very special performances in each major city. Tiny Ruins will tour in three piece mode with Hollie Fullbrook backed up by bassist Cass Basil and drummer Alexander Freer. They will be supported by Shining Bird, and tickets can be purchased from https://newtownsc.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/2534-tiny-ruins
By Zanda Wilson