German duo Booka Shade celebrated the 10th anniversary of their album in 2016, so why not see them live at the Metro in early 2017 and join in the celebrations? Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier have continued to experiment with dance music, developing a modern theme that has brought the genre forward with them.
New tunes have been added to the collection, while the original tracklist has been remastered. The remix package has been contributed to by Nils Frahm, Eats Everything, Jonas Rathsman, Dennis Ferrer, Chi Thanh, Andhim, Deetron, M.A.N.D.Y., Hunter Game and Patrick Topping, so expect an edgy progression of the original tracks.
Meet at: Metro Theatre, 624 George St, Sydney 2000.
Meet at: 6 January, 2017
After more than twenty years of disarming post-punk, gothic gospel and urbane blues experiments Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are still pulling on the inner strings of eternally dedicated and freshly converted fans alike. Evolving from The Birthday Party to an enthralling international collective, the band’s aura is a gem in the world of rock, ruled by the charisma of an inimitable songwriter and frontman.
Meet at: ICC Sydney Theatre, Darling Drive Darling Harbour 2000
Meet at: 20 + 21 January, 2017
Price: General Admission $118.25
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival will introduce you to new local and international mind-bending talent, as well as re-introducing long time favourites from the early days of the festival, now in its 13th year. You will find music that you don’t yet know you love, mixed up with paramours from yesteryear.
Challenge your tastes in 2017 and come away reinvigorated and ready to explore what these artists have to offer.
Meet at: Sydney College of the Arts, Rozelle 2039.
Meet at: 4 February, 2017
Currently touring the US and South America, Guns N Roses will bring the action to Australia in February 2017. Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan are coming together for a long-awaited epic stadium tour that will blow the minds of even the most diehard fans.
Guns N Roses have the experience, energy and unwavering on-stage presence to deliver what so many have been waiting for.
Rolling Stone said:
"This was the real thing, the thing we'd all been waiting for: the triumphant return of one of the most important bands to cross rock music history. And it happened in our lifetime.”
Meet at: ANZ Stadium, Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Meet at: 10 or 11 February, 2017
DIPLO (aka Thomas Wesley Pentz) is an icon of the times, unifying fans of mainstream and alternative music in their appreciation of his uninhibited approach.
Adorned with the adoration of admirers, two Grammy Awards and Billboard’s 2016 Dance Artist Of The Year award, DIPLO’s headline shows will be the must-see events in March.
Through his unique work and solo productions for names like Beyonce, Madonna and Justin Bieber and collaborative projects with Major Lazer, Jack Ü and Mad Decent, DIPLO has brought his name to the fore as a world leading artist and producer.
Meet at: Hordern Pavilion, 1 Driver Ave Moore Park 2021
Meet at: 11 March, 2017
From the origins of art, the nude is an ever appreciated subject, depicting bodies that tell us so much about the desires, morals and aesthetics of the time of their creation.
Tate, London and the Art Gallery of New South Wales have partnered to bring us Nude: art from the Tate collection, with over 100 provocative artworks from the preceding two centuries. Works from Picasso, Lucian Freud and Henri Matisse will add to the heat of the Sydney summer in the form of prints, paintings, sculptures and photographs.
Meet at: Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, Sydney
Meet at: Every day until 5 February, 2017
The Moran Art Prizes Exhibition brings together works from a series of prizes with the same name. Following contemporary life in Australia through portraiture and photography, you will see exhibitors from the School Student Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize.
Meet at: Juniper Hall, 248-250 Oxford St Paddington, 2021.
Meet at: Every day until 5 February, 2017
Tasou Miyajima (born 1957, Ibaraki) will exhibit for the first time in the Southern Hemisphere in Sydney during March. Miyajima is a renowned Japanese artist whose sculptural works, rooms, environments and performance videos often incorporate light and numbers in thought provoking ways.
Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect With Everything will present the modern world in a new light.
Meet at: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St, The Rocks, Sydney
Meet at: Every day until 5 March, 2017
Sukumaran’s portraits were painted during his incarceration in Bali’s Kerobokan jail and on Nusa Kambangan island. Another Day In Paradise is curated by Ben Quilty and Michael Dagostino and delves the depths of the forgiveness and compassion for humanity that we can all find within. This exhibition will truly help you walk in the shoes of others.
Meet at: Campbelltown Arts Centre, 1 Art Gallery Rd Campbelltown 2560.
Meet at: Until 26 March, 2017
MCA’s annual Primavera exhibition turns 25, and the work of young Australian artists has matured accordingly. Primavera at 25 showcases the work of Primavera alumni artists, reflecting on themes of time, history and transformation. These themes tie in with the 25 year milestone and meld with thoughts of growth and future development.
Meet at: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St The Rocks, 2000
Meet at: Every day until 19 March, 2017
HarbourSculpture draws the attention of its audience to the wonderful natural environment of the harbour. Set in Clarkes Point Reserve, Woolwich and the Deckhouse function centre, the exhibition showcases contemporary Australian sculpture, reflecting on history and linking community with location through art. Harbour Sculpture is an annual exhibition that displays and contributes to the growth of our local artists.
Meet at: Clarkes Point Reserve, Clarkes Road, Woolwich 2110.
Meet at: Every day after 16 March, 2017
If you love high tea but prefer something a little more indulgent, Adobe Bistro’s Chocolate High Tea will sate your desires. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can taste chocolate delights from places as far flung as Colombia, Madagascar, Peru, Indonesia and Cuba. Their creations are made from 100 percent cocoa from the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and they subtly complement Dilmah tea blends of Moroccan Mint, Rose Vanilla and more.
Meet at: Abode Bistro, 150 Day St, Sydney
Meet at: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtime or early afternoon
The atmosphere at the Twilight Food Fair will feed your soul as you sample delectable foods from around the world. Live entertainment will take you through the balmy summer evenings and prepare you for the weekend. You can turn up to North Sydney’s Civic Park on Friday evenings throughout summer and find some foodspiration, no matter your tastes.
Meet at: 200 Miller St, North Sydney 2060
Meet at: Every Friday night from 5:30pm to 9:30pm from November 4 until March 3, 2016 (excluding the 23rd and 30th of December)
Wine making is growing from strength to strength in Orange, NSW. At Sydney Cellar Door in Hyde Park you can wander through the taste sensations of the Orange region, brought to you from the local food and wine producers. Those recently initiated into the circle of wine appreciation and those who have passionately pursued destination wine for years will enjoy this selection alike. The cool Orange climate and innovative producers combine to tantalise your tastebuds.
Meet at: Sydney Cellar Door, Hyde Park Sydney 2000.
Meet at: Month of February
Price: To be confirmed
A flavour experience to be excited about, the Cherry Blossom Bar brings you both Australian favourites and Japanese beverages. Jared Thibault of QT Hotel Sydney has mixed up a cocktail recipe for each month’s pop up bar. This time you can delight in the Nashi Kabukin Highball of Kabukin whisky, Nashi pear, citrus, ginger and lemongrass. Whether you want to sample a new tipple or soak up the atmosphere while enjoying old favourites, the Cherry Blossom Bar promises to deliver an enjoyable evening.
Meet at: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St The Rocks, 2000
Meet at: Month of February
Sydney’s most flavoursome restaurants and artisan producers will dish up over 60 tasting dishes at the Taste of Sydney. In between sampling these culinary delights you can join a masterclass and soak up the live entertainment. Leave with a list of excellent dining options to last you at least the next year in Sydney.
Meet at: Brazilian Fields, Centennial Parklands 2021
Meet at: 9 - 12 March, 2017
Price: From $30
Whether you want to browse bric-a-brac or admire antiques, the Rozelle Collectors Market will have a treasure for you. Over the past two decades these stallholders have provided many an outstanding find. Take your friends for a day out, intrigue your curiosity and soak up the love from the pre-loved goods on offer in the grounds of the Rozelle Public School.
Meet at: Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling St Rozelle 2039.
Meet at: Every Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 3pm
Aussie gourmet produce, delectable lunches and essential treats - The Rocks Foodies Markets in Jack Mundey Place will open your eyes to a whole new level of good eating. Stock up on fruit and veggies, condiments, chocolates and homewares while snacking on everything from barbequed salmon to gozleme. Buskers will serenade you as you pick your favourites, or take one of everything.
Meet at: Playfair and George Sts, The Rocks, 2000.
Meet at: Every Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm
Newtown shopping is really a conglomeration of several quirky suburbs of goodness. Everyone must visit Newtown’s main King Street at least once, which then ranges on to South King Street, Erskineville and Enmore Roads. Spread a little further amongst the back streets are delightful ‘Pocket Precincts’ where you can find a gourmet bite to take home or an outfit for the weekend.
Stations at Erskineville, Newtown, Macdonaldtown and St Peters and buses along the streets make it easy to access the area by public transport and take all your good finds home.
Meet at: King St, Newtown 2042
Meet at: Every day
On the first Saturday of every month in Shannon Reserve, on the corner of Crown and Collins Streets, the Surry Hills Markets bring to you a wonderment of second hand, recycled and handmade goods. Inspirational in both its content and its purpose, the markets raise funds for the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre.
The show must go on, regardless of weather, and these markets will operate no matter the type of day, be it raining or the New Year. So if you’ve left your Christmas shopping a little late and want something special to gift, this is the place to come.
Meet at: Crown St, Surry Hills 2010
Meet at: 4 March 2017 from 7am to 4pm
Test Cricket is an Aussie tradition and you can feel good while you watch at the Commonwealth Bank Pink Test. Australia and Pakistan will notch up the action in early January, so you can start the New Year with an appreciation of international sportsmanship at its finest.
Meet at: Driver Ave, Moore Park 2021.
Meet at: 3 - 7 January 2017
FAST4 Tennis is played in a best-of-three sets, first-to-four points format, so if you want to see the action speed up head over to see Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori combat Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic. The much anticipated match will take place at the new ICC Sydney Theatre, Darling Harbour on Monday 9 January 2017.
Listen to live music, entertainment and become part of a specially engaged crowd as you enjoy the AUS vs World showdown.
Meet at: ICC Sydney Theatre at Darling Harbour, Darling Drive , Sydney NSW 2000
Meet at: 9 January, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Price: From $46.00
The NSW Pro Surf Series provides professional surfers from Australia and all over the world with the opportunity to take part in four new World Surf League Qualifying Series 1000 events. Maroubra, Cabarita, Avoca and Boomerang Beaches will host the events, brought to our shores by Surfing NSW, Destination NSW, the World Surfing League and NBN Television.
The Carve Pro in Maroubra will start the series with a bang during January.
Meet at: Maroubra Beach, Marine Parade Maroubra 2035.
Meet at: 19 - 22 January, 2017
The HSBC Sydney Sevens is a display of shortened format Rugby with a booming reputation after action packed matches in Rio and in Sydney last year. The vibe is only getting better as the crowd and the players get even more pumped. Global Rugby Sevens hotshots will play for glory at the Allianz Stadium and the crowd will bask in the atmosphere alongside the winners.
Meet at: Allianz Stadium, Driver Ave Moore Park 2021.
Meet at: 3 - 5 February, 2017
This skating competition is the biggest in Australian and will showcase Pro skaters from across the globe. The only international professional bowl skating event in the world and the biggest skate event in Australasia for 11 years, BOWL-A-RAMA™ promises fierce competition as previous winners and young prodigies vie for victory.
The event has become so popular that it’s now extended to two days of action over the weekend, with a crowd capacity of 7000. Get your tickets before someone else does!
Meet at: Bondi Skate Park, Bondi Beach Promenade, Bondi Beach 2026.
Meet at: 18 - 19 February, 2017
Price: TBC (tickets are not on sale yet)
12,000 participants will sparkle their way along the Sydney streets as part of the annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade to the tune of 250,000 adoring spectators. The theme this year is equality and the parade has 39 years of history promoting rights and equality for LGBTQI members of the community. Each year achievements are celebrated and the spotlight shines on those who dance their way down the road as well as on ways we can come together to prevent discrimination and prejudice.
This event is one of the most spectacular and exciting in the country, and one of the greatest parades of its kind in the world. If you’re in the area don’t miss out on the fun - celebrate diversity and show your support for equality while you admire the fabulous parade.
Meet at: Oxford and/or Flinders St, Darlinghurst 2010.
Meet at: 4 March, 2017