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What’s on in Sydney this weekend: Comedy shows, a pop-up ice rink and more

CATCH comedy duo Lano and Woodley in their award-winning new show Fly, take a spin on a pop-up ice rink, get your fix of BBQ and beer or play detective at the Australian Museum after dark.

NAOMI WHITE | The Daily Telegraph | JUNE 30, 20186:00AM

Comedians Lano and Woodley are back with Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s people’s choice winning show, Fly, about the Wright brothers. Picture: David CairdSource:News Corp Australia

LOOKING for what to do this weekend? We’ve rounded up the best in theatre, food, music and family fun in Sydney, from a festival dedicated to beer and BBQ to a new show from comedy duo Lano and Woodley to a pop-up ice rink in the heart of Parramatta, here’s our guide to the best events on offer.

FAMILY

MISTER MAKER

Mister Maker is taking his show on the road across Australia, joined by his sidekicks The Shapes and the Mister Maker dancers in a show full of fun, music, laughs and surprises. Catch the show at the Big Top, Luna Park today and tomorrow, tickets from $40.

Mister Maker, livenation.com.au

Mister Maker and his sidekicks are headed to Sydney. Picture: Supplied

Mister Maker and his sidekicks are headed to Sydney. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

WINTER FESTIVAL

Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta is set to transform into a winter wonderland with rides — think a ferris wheel, toboggan and ice slide, a mini alpine village full of warming food, live music and Sydney’s biggest open air ice rink. Little ones can also ride safely with their very own dedicated child-only rink. It’s on from July 6-22.

Winterlight, winterlight.com.au

Ice skaters take a spin on the open air ice rink at Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Square. Pictured is (left) Maya Milanovic 11, Peyton Bellamy-Martins 7, Lola Brill 13 and Antonia Mancera 10. Picture: David Swift

Ice skaters take a spin on the open air ice rink at Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Square. Pictured is (left) Maya Milanovic 11, Peyton Bellamy-Martins 7, Lola Brill 13 and Antonia Mancera 10. Picture: David SwiftSource:News Corp Australia

PARENTING WORKSHOPS

They run from 9am-3pm on the ground floor. While free, spaces are limited, check website for details.

Bubs of the Beaches, westfield.com.au/warringahmall

FAMILY OPERA

See a family friendly performance of opera Don Pasquale at Redfern Town Hall today on 2pm. The comic opera will be sung in English and condensed to just 90 minutes to keep with younger fans attention spans. Tickets are $45 fro adults, $25 for kids or $110 for families.

Don Pasquale, operabites.com.au

HAMLET FOR KIDS

This ‘badaptation of the Bard’ by The Listies brings a sharp and slightly irreverent look at Hamlet, created especially for little ones, combining the play; ’s ghosts, sword fights and castles with magic tricks, pirates, ninjas and more. It’s best suited for kids aged five and up and is at the Seymour Centre from July 4-22 and Riverside Theatres from July 25-27. Tickets $35.

Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark, seymourcentre.com

MUSIC

BABY ANIMALS

Baby Animals are touring in support of their first new single in five years, Tonight, which was written in tribute to Suze DeMarchi’s late father. Expect to hear all their big hits, too, from Early Warning to Rush You. They play Waves, Wollongong tonight.

Baby Animals, towradgibeachhotel.com.au

Baby Animals are back on tour, catch them at Waves, Wollongong on June 30. Picture: Supplied

Baby Animals are back on tour, catch them at Waves, Wollongong on June 30. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

TEA PARTY FOR ONE

Tea Party frontman Jeff Martin is heading back to Australia for a solo acoustic tour. The Starts in the Sand tour will also see him release a new four track EP which will only be available at shows. He plays the Leadbelly, Newtown on July 5, tickets from $45. He’s joined by Melbourne musician Mitch King as support.

Jeff Martin, theleadbelly.com.au

FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE

Shake it out when Florence and the Machine head back to Australia next year in a huge national tour in support of new album High As Hope in what will be their first tour here in more than three years. Catch them in Sydney at The Domain on January 26.

Florence and the Machine, florenceandthemachine.net

Florence and the Machine are headed back to Australia next year for a national tour, their first in more than three years. Picture: Supplied

Florence and the Machine are headed back to Australia next year for a national tour, their first in more than three years. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

IDOL TRIBUTE

Australian Idol and solo artist Damien Leith will pay tribute to Elvis Presley’s Gospel days, joined on stage by a group of singers and musicians. He plays the Factory Theatre, Marrickville on July 6, tickets $72-$77.

Damien Leith, factorytheatre.com.au

STAGE

Comedians Lano and Woodley bring new show Fly, about the Wright brothers, to the Enmore Theatre tonight. Picture: David Caird

Comedians Lano and Woodley bring new show Fly, about the Wright brothers, to the Enmore Theatre tonight. Picture: David CairdSource:News Corp Australia

COMEDY DUO

Comedic duo Lano and Woodley make their triumphant return with new stage show Fly, a tribute to the Wright brothers — with their trademark eccentricity, which took out this year’s Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s people’s choice award. Expect plenty of humour, some slapstick, wordplay and joy. Catch them tonight at the Enmore Theatre, tickets $50.

Lano and Woodley: Fly, enmoretheatre.com.au

SONGS AND STORIES OF HEDWIG

John Cameron Mitchell, the Tony Award winning co-creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is bringing his latest show to the Sydney Opera House on July 6 in The Origin of Love: The Songs and Stories of Hedwig.

Fans of the musical won’t want to miss him channelling its icon Hedwig to bust out ballads and share stories from the past two decades. And preview songs from his musical podcast Anthem. Tickets from $59.

The Origin of Love, sydneyoperahouse.com

Cabaret De Paris will put on quite the show at the State Theatre. Picture: Supplied

Cabaret De Paris will put on quite the show at the State Theatre. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

PARISIAN CABARET

Feel that little bit closer to the Moulin Rouge in this burlesque cabaret show, bringing to stage the adagio dancers, pole dancers, circus ricks and aerial artists and Can Can dancers.

There’s also magic tricks from illusionist Michael Boyd and all the feathers, jewels and glamour you’d expect. It’s at the State Theatre for two performances today at 2pm and 7.30pm, tickets $62-$116.

Cabaret De Paris, statetheatre.com.au

Don’t miss the harrowing The Rolling Stone at the Seymour Centre, Picture: Supplied

Don’t miss the harrowing The Rolling Stone at the Seymour Centre, Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

ROLLING STONE

Catch the Australian premiere of the heart wrenching The Rolling Stone, which follows Dembe and Sam, two men trying to negotiate their love in Uganda, where newspapers are publishing names of suspected gay people with violent and deadly consequences.

It’s at the Seymour Centre from July 5-21, tickets $30-$42.

The Rolling Stone, seymourcentre.com

ART

VIRTUAL RELICS

Artist Tor Larsen challenges the meanings of ancient and religious objects that have been sealed in containers to jolt viewers into questioning their significance or to see into threatening futures. It’s at Stanley Street Gallery until July 14.

Tor Larsen: Virtual Relics, stanleystreetgallery.com.au

Tor Larsen, Feeling Dusty, 2017. Picture: Stanley Street Gallery

Tor Larsen, Feeling Dusty, 2017. Picture: Stanley Street GallerySource:Supplied

RYOJI IKEDA

Japanese artist and electronic composer Ryoji Ikeda will present a two large audiovisual installations at upcoming exhibition micro/macro, which looks at where art meets quantum physics. The free exhibition is at Carriageworks from July 5-29.

Ryoji Ikeda, carriageworks.com.au

View artworks and meet indigenous artists working in remote art centres across Australia at Blak Markets National indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair. Picture: Supplied

View artworks and meet indigenous artists working in remote art centres across Australia at Blak Markets National indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

BLAK MARKETS

Blak Markets will host a special NAIDOC Art Fair at the Overseas Passenger terminal this weekend, bringing together indigenous artists working across 14 remote art centres in the NT, SA and WA to share and sell their artworks directly to buyers. There’s also buck tucker cooking demonstrations, cultural workshops, indigenous dance performances and more. It’s on today and tomorrow from 10am-5pm.

Blak Markets NAIDOC Art Fair, blakmarkets.com

MURDER MYSTERY

MUSEUM HUNT

Love true crime? Become your own super-sleuth detective to sniff out who the murderer loose in the museum is. Join fellow clue hunters to try to outsmart the crook through the museum’s Westpac Long Gallery before it’s too late. the over 18s event is on July 3 across three sessions, tickets $43-$49 and include a drink on arrival.

Murder at the Museum, australianmuseum.net.au

FOOD AND DRINK

RYE JULY

Not keen on Dry July? Then embrace the warming winter spirit of rye whiskey at NOLA Smokehouse’s Rye July. The month-long celebration will host events such as rye and chocolate pairing (month-long, $85), rye matches to charcuterie ($120), rye flights ($85) and a rye masterclass on July 14 ($169pp). Check website for booking details.

Rye July, nolasydney.com

Check out the events happening at NOLA Smokehouse for Rye July, celebrating the Whiskey. Picture: Supplied

Check out the events happening at NOLA Smokehouse for Rye July, celebrating the Whiskey. Picture: Supplied Source:Supplied

FOURTH OF JULY

It may be America’s national holiday but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate the best of it through food. Taste your way through a Fourth of July New York inspired six course degustation such as seafood chowder, truffled mac n cheese, strip steak and oysters Rockefeller. It’s on July 4 at Chippendale’s Eastside Kitchen and Bar and is $95pp.

Eastside Kitchen, eastsidekitchen.com.au

Select restaurants at The Star will hold one-off truffle dinners this winter. Picture: Supplied

Select restaurants at The Star will hold one-off truffle dinners this winter. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

TRUFFLE DELIGHTS

Truffle lovers can get their fix at The Star this month, with three restaurants hosting one-off truffle dinners. At Black Bar and Grill on July 5 dine on a six course menu ($270pp) featuring disses such as a truffle sandwich with poached marron and crispy sweetbread. While Sokyo will pair WA truffles with Japanese flavours in a five course menu paired with wine ($250pp) on July 12. And at Balla on July 19 enjoy a Tuscan inspired menu with Tasmanian black truffles with wine pairings ($230pp)

Truffle dinners, star.com.au

BEER & BBQ

It’s been lighting up Adelaide for the past three years and in a win for Sydney, the Beer and BBQ Festival is headed to Sydney for the first time this weekend. Head along to Moore Park to taste your way through drops from more than 70 local and international brewers and cider makers and pit masters including Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed, Belles Hot Chicken’s Morgan McGlone as well as the guys behind Mary’s, Bovine and Swine and more. There’s also a vinyl store, barbershop and masterclasses and a family friendly program on Sunday. Tonight will also host live music from Bob Evans, Holy Holy and more. Tickets from $30, check website for session details.

Sydney Beer and BBQ Festival, beerbbqfest.com.au

Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed will be serving up BBQ treats at Sydney’s Beer and BBQ Festival at Moore Park this weekend. Picture: Supplied

Africola’s Duncan Welgemoed will be serving up BBQ treats at Sydney’s Beer and BBQ Festival at Moore Park this weekend. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

ACTIVE

SUNRISE YOGA

Take your yoga indoors but keep the best view in Sydney with the Sydney Opera House’s Sunrise at the House. Each Wednesday and Friday at 7am and Saturday at 8am from July 4 to August 31, the house will host indoor yoga sessions in their Concert Hall Northern Foyer. It’s $25 per class and $10 parking is available. Not this is an 18+ event.

Sunrise at the House, sydneyoperahouse.com

Keep motivated this winter by taking a yoga class with harbour views at Sunrise at the House in July. Picture: Supplied

Keep motivated this winter by taking a yoga class with harbour views at Sunrise at the House in July. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

PLAN AHEAD

SILLY FUN

Kids entertainer Justine Clarke is back with a new show, taking her Silly Songs Tour around Australia. Catch the beloved entertainer when she plays the Sydney Opera House on September 22 encouraging kids to let loose and embrace the sillier, fun side of things.

Justine Clarke, justineclarke.com.au

WINTER WONDERLAND

Take a trip north of Sydney these school holidays to treat the family to a little taste of snow. The Hunter Valley Gardens will again host their popular Snow Time in the Garden event, full of winter wonderland fun in a giant ice skating rink, toboggans and snow adventures. Let little ones build their own snowmen in the Snow Play Zone, take a ride on a ferris wheel and warm up with hearty fare and hot drinks. It’s on daily from today to July 22, 10am-6pm and is $32 for adults and $25 for kids.

Snowtime in the Garden, huntervalleygardens.com.au

Enjoy wintry fun at Snow Time in the Garden festival in the Hunter Valley these school holidays. Picture: Supplied

Enjoy wintry fun at Snow Time in the Garden festival in the Hunter Valley these school holidays. Picture: SuppliedSource:Supplied

MICHAEL PALIN

Comedian, writer, actor, travel presenter … Michael Palin has worn many hats over his career and has stories to share from each. The Monty Python star is back with a new direction, documenting the adventures of 19th century Antarctic explorer ship HMS Erebus, examining what happened to the lost ship and its damned crew. Catch his comedic spin on the mystery live when he brings the show to the Enmore Theatre on December 5, tickets from $95.

Michael Palin, ticketek.com.au

OUTDOOR

CHRISTMAS IN JULY

If Christmas seems to far then this little taste of a European noel should tide you over. The Rocks are hosting a Christmas in July market run to coincide with Bastille Day. Feel a world away with the 12 wooden chalets selling mulled wine and hearty food and stalls of Christmas goods while carollers sing. It’s on from July 12-14 at 11am-10pm and July 15 from 11am-7pm.

Christmas in July markets, bastillefestival.com.au

MOTOR RACING

Get your fix of high adrenaline, fast action motor racing at the NSW championships today and tomorrow. Head along to Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek to catch sedans, Formula Vee, Formula Ford and Formula Cars and Supersports battle it out in the pit. Check website for times and prices, kids under 15 free.

NSW motor race championships, sydneymotorsportpark.com.au

Don’t miss the Ice Hockey Classic between Team USA and Team tonight. Picture: Jessica Hromas/Getty Images

Don’t miss the Ice Hockey Classic between Team USA and Team tonight. Picture: Jessica Hromas/Getty ImagesSource:Supplied

SPORT

ICE HOCKEY

Ice Hockey fans won’t want to miss this battle between fierce rivals Canada and the USA, who will take to the ice at Sydney Olympic Park tonight. Both teams boast veteran star players and up-and-comers keen to defend their nation’s glory. The event will also be raising money for Stop Concussions Foundation and Brain Injury Australia. Tickets from $59.

Ice Hockey Classic, ticketek.com.au

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