What To Do This Summer?

Ok, I'm getting a bit nervous seeing as our six month anniversary of living in Sydney has come and gone without us having much to show for it.  We've done precious little in this great city and I plan to rectify that.  Of course, being here in the winter to start with doesn't lend itself to a whole lot of activities; but this summer is chock a block with fantastic stuff to do.

I've cobbled together this list and I'm looking for some input - anyone want to do these things with us?  Anyone been to these in the past with reviews of whats worth it and whats not?  Lots of them are happening in the next few weeks so I need to make a schedule, book tickets and make some plans!

I've underlined my favourites - and am now realising that that was most of them..... Guess I have some hard choices to make...

The Rocks Markets By Moonlight

Chinese New Year Events:

Dragon Boat Races - Saturday 12, Feb and Sunday 13, Feb - Darling Harbour

Twilight Parade - Sunday 6, Feb - Town Hall to Chinatown

Chinese New Year Markets - Friday 28, Jan to Sunday 30, Jan - Belmore Park

Cinema Alley - Friday 11, Feb - Haymarket - Must book seats

China Heart - Sunday 30, Jan to Sunday 13, Jan - Powerhouse Museum

Australia Day - Wednesday 26, Jan
Ferrython - 11am
Parade on the Water - 1pm
Live Music in the Rocks - from 11am
Darling Harbour - from Noon
Short Films

Mike Birbiglia - 13 to 16, Jan - Everest Theatre by Central Station

The Giacomo Variations - 19-22, Jan - Opera House

Symphony in the Domain: Midsummer Shakespeare - 22, Jan - The Domain

La Boheme - July to October - Opera House

Sting: Symphonicity Tour - 31, Jan to 3, Feb - Opera Forecourt!

Mahler's Sixth Symphony - 3 to 5, March - Opera House

SYDNEY PHILHARMONIA CHOIRS - Sunday 12, June - Opera House

Macbeth - 10, Sept to 8, Oct - Opera House

Sydney Shakespeare Festival - February Weekends - Glebe Harbour Foreshore

International Short Film Festival - Week of 7-16, Jan - Bondi Pavilion - Sunday 9, Jan - Best of Poland Films

Picton Rodeo - 8th of January - Picton

Opera in the Domain - 29th of Jan - The Domain

Annie Leibovitz - to the 27th of March - Museum of Contemporary Art
4 Responses
  1. C. In Oz Says:

    I am FOR SURE in for Mike Birbiglia. Love that guy!
    Neb and I also thought we'd do the Symphony in the Domain, and I've been planning to see the Annie Leibovitz exhibit.

    Also, bring it Australia Day! Neb did all the Sydney events last year and it sounds like a very good time.

    I also want to plan some outdoor cinema.

  2. Mimi and Joe Says:

    Whoo-Hoo... See my latest e-mail - I am planning like a person gone mad!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    We were in Sydney last Feb to visit our daughter and son-in-law and we did the Shakespeare at Glebe - great show! Took a picnic, watched a beautiful sunset and enjoyed a relaxing evening. It was further out into the park than we thought, so we walked quite a bit - but it was lovely.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I'm in for Shakespeare, Mahler and Sting!

    See you soon,

    julie ; )

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