Tuesday, 18 September 2012

What's on during the Labour Day Long Weekend?

I don't know about you, I feel like it should only be about May! Where has the year gone, before you know it I will be sending out the New Year's Eve special!

Make sure you scroll to the end or you will miss the competitions!

So here is some of many events that you can enjoy over the long weekend.

Just George, The Australian George Michael Show
Friday 28th September
Dinner and Dance party event!
In response to the thousands of adoring George Michael fans in Australia and South East Asia that would have loved to see him live in concert comes Just George.
With striking resemblance in looks and sound to George Michael, this is the closest you may ever get to seeing and listening to the most popular songs of the legendary singer /songwriter in a live show performed by the multi-talented singer/songwriter and Mo Award nominee Joe Guido.
Spend an evening on the dance floor with Just George.
Dinner 7pm, Dance party 9pm
Dinner and Dance party $70
Dance party only $25
Venue: Slide Lounge, Oxford Street
Luke Escombe and the Corporation: Chronic Symphonic
Friday 28th September
Yum Yum Tree Records and the Sydney Fringe presents: Luke Escombe and the Corporation “Chronic Symphonic” + John Maddox Starting life at the 2011 Melbourne International Comedy Festival before selling out rooms at the Edinburgh, Sydney and Adelaide Fringes, Luke Escombe’s one-man show “Chronic” was a testament to the healing power of music and humour in the face of adversity.
Its rocking tunes about chronic health issues like terrorism, sex addiction, climate change and iphone worship led him to a spot on ABC TV, 2 gigs at Parliament House, a hit single and music video and a nomination for Victoria’s prestigious Green Room Award. Now, for one night only, Escombe is teaming up with award-winning guitarist/arranger Aaron Flower to present a spectacular symphonic version of Chronic at Notes Live, featuring Luke’s 5-piece touring band “The Corporation” together with dazzling string ensemble “The Noise”.
Honest, insightful, silly, profane, uplifting and seriously funky, this is a show to put the smile back on your dial and the dip back in your hip. You’ll be laughing, dancing, rocking out and wondering why you’ve never heard anything quite like it. Don’t delay - it’s your health.
Book now! Tickets are available now through the Sydney Fringe website: 2012.sydneyfringe website.
For dinner and show bookings head to: noteslive website.
Book 8 Dinner and Show tickets for the price of 7 - email for details.

Follow us on Twitter for all the latest updates: or Facebook
Venue: Notes Live @ 75 Enmore Road, Newtown
Website: lukeescombe website

Swing! Swing! Swing! The Regals Rat Pack
Fri 28th and Sat 29th September at 8pm
Enjoy a fun filled night, listening to great singers, belt out tunes made famous in the Rat Pack Era. The show is filled with great classics made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr just to name a few. Hits like "Fly Me To The Moon", "New York, New York" and "Luck Be A Lady". A fun show for all the family.
Price: $10-$15
Venue: Bexley RSL & Community Club @ 24 Stoney Creek Road, Bexley

The Bugalugs Bum Thief
General Public: 28 September – 14 October
Schools Season: 9-12 October
Hold on to your bums... The Bugalugs Bum Thief based on the hilarious book by Tim Winton is back bringing silliness and laughter to the Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre. September/October School Holidays 2012
After a sellout 5 months on the road, traveling to 42 national venues, this popular side-splitting production is back for a limited school holiday season, playing in Monkey Baa’s new home – the Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre.
Bums, bottoms, behinds, call it what you like! We can guarantee it will be 55 minutes of fun for the whole family, but be warned, you might just laugh your bum off!
The Bugalugs Bum Thief tells the memorable story of the town of Bugalugs where inhabitants wake up one morning to find their buttock missing, all 496 citizens of the town of Bugalugs are BUMLESS!!!! After waking up to discover that his bum is missing, Skeeta Anderson, with the help of his best mates Billy Marbles and Mick Misery, sets out to discover where all the bums have gone and to find the culprit of the crime. After much mayhem and madness Skeeta finally unravels the mystery and Bugalugs gets back to normal... well almost. Everyone has claimed the wrong bum!!! This is where it gets well, interesting! Embarrassment and pride get in the way of everyone taking their original bums back, so Skeeta organises as swapmeet in the local town hall and becomes the town hero as the kid who caught The Bugalugs Bum Thief.
The cast includes Carl Batchelor( Mick Misery), Gideon Cordover (Skeeta Anderson) and Mark Dessaix (Billy Marbles) with direction by John Saunders.

Venue: Lend Lease Darling Quarter Theatre Season Terrace 3, 1-25 Harbour Street, Sydney
Price: Tickets $25 / Family Pass $90
Bookings: or call 1300 131 556

Oktoberfest Snow Party at Cargo Bar
Sept 29 - Oct 1

This October Long Weekend one of Sydney’s most iconic venues Cargo Bar is transforming into an Oktoberfest themed ski-resort! To celebrate Cargo Bar is building a huge snow ramp packed with 45 tonnes of real snow open to anyone who dares to take the challenge of tobogganing down the steep incline.
The festivities begin on Saturday 29th as Cargo Bar celebrates with a massive snow party from 8pm. Featuring a live VJ set from DJ Flagrant – The National Red Bull Thre3style Champion 2011 - and some great tunes on the decks from Lucia, Stu Turner, Jono Watkins, Richie Carter and more, this party is set to say goodbye to the Aussie snow season with a bang!
For those heading down to the Cargo snow fields on Sunday and Monday you can expect more great tunes from all-star DJ’s Rob Kay, Daigo and Heke plus live performances throughout the day. There are heaps of giveaways and prizes including Electric snow gear, sunglasses, a snowboard, G-shock watches and more throughout the weekend. Plus for those looking to get an Oktoberfest feed there’s the big German breakfast available all day, every day of the long weekend!
The Oktoberfest Snow Party is part of Cargo Bar and Smirnoff’s Wrong Weekender experience - the first in a series of long weekend events for the venue that strive to transform peoples long weekend experience into something spectacular. This event is also brought to you by the Keystone Group’s festival of Festivals running this October long weekend.
For more information visit the website:

Rio Carnival at Bungalow 8
Sept 29 - Oct 1
Keystone’s festival of Festivals presents Rio Carnival at Bungalow 8 - inspired by the amazing street parties and outfits of Carnival in Rio. Bungalow 8 is transforming this October long weekend to bring the vibrant costumes, music and street performers of Rio to Sydney for 3 days in a celebration of Samba.
The festivities begin on Saturday of the long weekend with an amazing line up of entertainment throughout the day into night. Featuring live Samba performers dressed in traditional Samba outfits, special entertainment throughout the day and night plus a great line up of local DJ’s to get your booty shaking including NAD, Turbo, Crofty plus live drumming performances from Paris Jeffrees and Warren Jackson.
The Rio Carnival continues throughout Sunday and Monday with more great live acts, body painting and face painting for kids and adults. For anyone that’s wanted to experience the amazing feeling of Rio’s biggest calendar event of the year Bungalow 8’s Rio Carnival is the place to party this October Long Weekend.
For more information visit the website:
What is coming before and after the weekend

Bernstein & Sondheim: A Simple Song
Wednesday 26th of September
For one night only, Jennifer Peers (Mary Poppins, Jerry Springer: the Opera, My Fair Lady) performs the hits and hidden gems of Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.
Featuring a dazzling selection of songs from West Side Story, Into the Woods, On The Town and Sunday In The Park With George, as well as unearthing some of their lesser known repertoire.
Arguably the two most innovative figures of post-war American musical theatre, Bernstein and Sondheim knew each other from 1955, when the unknown Sondheim was hired to write lyrics for “West Side Story,” until Bernstein’s death in 1990. Sondheim claims that the largest lesson he learned from their relationship was “the one I took from both his art and his life: namely, that the only chances worth taking are big ones.”
Currently playing the role of Miss Lark in the Australia/NZ tour of Mary Poppins, Jennifer is one of Australia’s finest vocalists. She recently returned home to Sydney after 2 years in London, where she made her West End debut as the lead soprano in Shoes for Sadler’s Wells.
Director – Neil Gooding
Musical Director – Geoffrey Castles
Dinner and Show $70
(priority seating)
Show Only $25
(unreserved) Doors open at 7pm, Show at 8:30pm
Venue: Slide Lounge, Oxford Street
The Hat Pin
12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th October ay 8pm, and 20th October at 2pm
A wonderful Australia piece of musical theatre, that tells of a harrowing tale of a mother's courage in the face of her worse nightmare. The Hatpin tells the true story of Amber Murray and her fight for justice.
Price: $25-$35


Jamberoo Action Park opens for a season of thrills and spills
Splash into Jamberoo Action Park these school holidays for a slipping and sliding day of fun. Jam-packed with heart racing water rides and attractions, NSW’s biggest theme park is the place to be these school holidays.
Located just over an hour’s drive from Sydney, the Park will re-open for a new season on September 15th and will be open every day from 10am to 5pm making it the ultimate destination for family fun.
Back for a year of thrills and spills are crowd favourite rides and attractions including:  
  • The Taipan – A high intensity water thrill, those brave enough will have a go and travel in a five -person raft as it twists and turns down a giant waterslide in and out of darkness.  
  • Outback Bay – The largest wave pool in NSW, this has something for everyone. Whether surf enthusiasts practising their bodysurfing, thrill seekers drifting with the 1.5 metre high waves or those looking to relax on the the bay side deck chairs, Outback Bay is a hit for all.  
  • Billabong Beach – The little ones will have smiles from ear-to-ear as they gallivant around the beach with heated shallow pools, mini water slides and fun water jets.  
  • Surf Hill – A speed slide which features an 18 metre drop and wave like grooves, competitive fun seekers will revel as they race their friends in one of eight lanes of action.  
  • Rapid River – An action-packed attraction, riders sit atop rubber rafts as they travel the river’s course meeting bucking rapids, cascading waterfalls and waves up to 1.5 metres high.
Admission into the Park covers all rides so fun seekers can enjoy all that Jamberoo Action Park has to offer all day long. The tech savvy can access the latest Park information and buy tickets via the free
Jamberoo Action Park app for iPhone and Android.  
There is so much to see and do at Jamberoo Action Park, it is certainly the place to be these school holidays.

Entry pricing for 2012-2013
Adults (13+) $41
Children (4-12 inclusive)  $33
Sign up to Ticket Wombat and you will go into the draw to win a family pass, 2 adults and 2 children.

September School Holiday Program for Australian Museum

Discover what lives under the sea these school holidays (22 September–7 October)

Deep Oceans Discovery Show
How would you survive in the world’s most inhospitable environment? This 30-minute interactive show featuring entertaining presenters, spectacular science demonstrations and lots of audience participation will show you how.
When: Monday – Friday, 11am, 12pm & 2pm.
Cost: Children $5, Adults FREE (after general Museum entry)

Workshop: Mysteries of the Deep
Discover the biggest habitat on Earth, the deep ocean. Explore our newest exhibition check out rarely seen specimens that survive the huge pressures, cold and darkness that surround life under the sea. Find out what ‘whale fall’ is and how weird and diverse species live in extreme environments like hydrothermal vents.
When: 25, 28 September, 2, 5 October, 10.30am – 12pm.
Cost: Members $18, non-Members $20
Bookings essential: 02 9320 6163

Fish Printing
Print on a calico bag – using a real fish! Or bring your own t-shirt and get it printed for free!
When: 10am – 1pm, weekends only
Cost: $5 plus general Museum entry

Squid Dissection
Check out a real squid dissection!
When: Mondays – Fridays, 11.30am.
Cost: FREE after general Museum entry


Lost in Space
How big is the universe?  How is a black hole similar to a vacuum cleaner? What is krypton?
Come join us on a journey of discovery and get lost in a fun-filled day of hands-on activities, investigation and other space experiments.
Experience a day in the life of an astronaut and together we will learn expand our knowledge to the very edge of the universe and beyond!
Ages: 8-12 years
When: 26 & 27 September, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: Members $100, non-members $125
Bookings essential: 02 9320 6389 or

Sustainable Science
How does climate change affect us and why is it so important? At Sustainable Science we’ll come to understand how our actions affect the world around us. Find out how you can become a scientific eco-warrior and discover the incredible new breakthroughs that scientists are making for a greener future.
Ages: 8-12 years
When: 3 & 4 October, 9:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: Members $100, non-members $125
Bookings essential: 02 9320 6389 or

Sign up to Ticket Wombat and you will go inot the draw to win one of three family pass, 2 adults and 2 children.

The draws will take place at the What's on Sydney Office on Friday 21 September after 5pm. Winners will be notified via email and announced on the Ticket Wombat Facebook page -

No comments: