Another week in Sydney has just jumped up, and it’s slapping us in the face with all the fun. If you’re into movies, culture and listening to Queen Nigella speak, then you’ll agree: this one’s set to be damn good.
Here are all the best things happening in Sydney this week.
Thanks to the all-time legends at Sydney Festival, a Karaoke Carousel is currently sitting in Hyde Park. For only a few more days, you’ll be able to ride a pogoing unicorn (their words, not ours) around and around while you sing Let It Go and Bohemian Rhapsody at the top of your lungs. Tickets are limited and the cheap tickets can only be purchased on the day (online is more but you get more goodies FYI), so you’ll want to get in earrrrllly, or as soon as the metaphorical doors open at 4.30pm, 6 days per week. Details here.
When: 5 - 28 January, from 4.30pm till late (closed Mondays)
Where: Hyde Park North, entry via Central Avenue Walkway
Cost: $5 at the venue, $20 with the Village Sideshow Priority Pass, available online
Monday 22 January
NIGELLA LAWSON ON WHY FOOD MATTERS
If you’re still not over the fact that Christmas specials are all over, this one’s for you. Nigella is coming to Sydney thanks to The School of Life, and if you want to hear this woman speak about all things food and specifically its connection to pleasure, belonging and creativity, you’ll want to be here. She’ll be sitting down with psychologist, Hugh Mackay, and obviously, we’re all over this one. Book here.
When: Monday 22 January, 7pm
Where: Enmore Theatre
Cost: $35 (concession), $45 (general admission)
Tuesday 23 January
PIPILOTTI RIST: SIP MY OCEAN [UNPLUGGED]
If you’re yet to hit up the epic exhibition, Pipilotti Rist: Sip My Ocean at the MCA, then this might just convince you. For one night only, the MCA will host an exclusive [unplugged] viewing of the exhibition, so you’ll have the chance to trade in the crowds for a (shall we say) quieter gallery experience. Switch off your devices and enjoy it guys. Buy tickets here.
When: Tuesday 23 January, 6pm – 8pm (booking required)
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Cost: Tickets $22 for adults, $17 for members and concession
Wednesday 24 January
Culture Up Late
The Australian Museum is staying open every Wednesday night, so you can pop in for a spot of culture, science, entertainment and general good times after work. There’ll be dozens of performers, artists and scientists getting in on the fun. A couple of our picks are the ‘Turning the Tide” performance, which explores the threats to our oceans, “Another View” which is part of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, and “We Stand Strong” which has been curated by the AM’s First Nations staff in celebration of Indigenous
protest and resilience. Book your ticket here.
When: Every Wednesday from 24 January to 14 March, 5pm – 9pm
Where: Australian Museum, 1 William Street, Sydney
Cost: $20 for adults, $18 for concession and $16 for AM members.
Wonder At SUNSET CINEMA
If an outdoor cinema is not on your summer bucket list, you need to re-evaluate your life plans. This Wednesday, the Sunset Cinema in North Sydney is where you need to head to check out Wonder—a new release featuring Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson and Jacob Tremblay. We legit can’t say no to an outdoor picnic and movie under the stars. Head here to get booking guys.
When: Wednesday 24 January, 7pm
Where: North Sydney Oval, North Sydney
Cost: Concession $15 and adults $19
If you're looking for more things to do this month, head here.
Image credit: Supplied by Sydney Festival