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Hitting high notes

It has been years since the world’s most beloved tenor, Andrea Bocelli, visited our shores, but this September he will be back in Australia performing his greatest hits.

Playing at the Allphones Arena on the 16th of September, this concert will be divided into two parts. The first section will focus on classical songs and opera arias while the second will feature all the greatest hits from Bocelli’s latest album Passione – a collection of some of the most beautiful love songs of all time.

With one of the most recognisable voices in modern music and a career spanning 20 years with 80 million records sold, there is no doubt that Andrea Bocelli is a global icon.

After performing sell-out arena concerts to audiences of over 65,000 during his last visit to Australia, be sure not to miss out this time around. Tickets are available at www.andreabocelli.com/tickets or www.ticketek.com.au.

★ We have double passes to give away, see our Giveaways page for details on how to enter.



Priscilla Rides again

It’s been exactly 20 years since the boys of Priscilla blitzed their way across the continent in sequins, wigs and mascara. Newtown’s Dendy Cinemas figured that’s an anniversary worth celebrating – with a gala encore screening of the cult hit and a great big party!

movies-priscillaThe full title of Stephan Elliott’s camped-up road movie was of course The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, and it made Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving hugely popular stars. It was unleashed on an unsuspecting Australia in 1994 and was an instant hit – it’s still being rented now and of course given birth to countless stage presentations. There’s just something about the story of Mitzi, Felicia and Bernadette that endures way after the glitter fades.

On Thursday 14th August from 6pm Dendy Cinemas at Newtown will be hosting a special screening of the cult classic (movie at 6.45pm), with a pre-movie party in the foyer with a live DJ, drag performers, music and a complimentary drink. Part of it was filmed at The Imperial Hotel on King Street so appropriately enough, they’ll be hosting an official sparkling after party, and each ticket includes entry to that too. $25, book online at www.dendy.com.au. You probably already know what to wear.

★ 5 lucky Ciao readers can each win a free double pass to the screening at Dendy Cinemas and party at The Imperial Hotel. See our Giveaways page for details on how to enter.



Until 24th August
Entries now open

The Footprints Film Festival is on again this year and will be held Sunday 24th August from 11am to 3pm as part of the Footprints Ecofestival. Leichhardt Council is currently seeking the best short films with an environmental or sustainability theme in Sydney. Enter now for your chance to be discovered as an upcoming filmmaker, plus your share in up to $5000 worth of fantastic prizes! You can enter in person at Council or online – just download an entry form to submit with your film.

For more information email footprints@lmc.nsw.gov.au


Thursday 7th August
Zjoosh Grand Opening

Jewellery and accessories boutique, Zjoosh, is inviting locals to its Grand Opening night to celebrate their launch in Balmain with champagne, sweets and plenty of special offers for shoppers. Pop in from 6pm to 9pm, at 270 Darling Street.

More info at www.zjoosh.com.au


Saturday 9th August
whats-on-theatresportsCelebrity Theatresports

Once a year, some of Australia’s biggest celebrities (at least the ones brave enough) come together with the pros of improvised comedy to give us Celebrity Theatresports. Done to aid the charity, CanTeen, Celebrity Theatresports sees teams compete in a series of performancers for the audience’s laughs and judges’ votes, all unscripted and unrehearsed.

Hosted by Julia Zemiro, this event will have you splitting at the sides! Starts at 8pm at the Enmore, tickets $28.

★ We have double passes to give away,  see our Giveaways page for details on how to enter.


Saturday 16th August
Evoking the Andes Exhibition

A new exhibition titled ‘Evoking The Andes’ is set to be launched by the Governor of NSW, Marie Bashir, at the Balmain Watch House on August 16th, and guests are invited to come along from 6pm to meet the artists and see their work. Maggie Escartin, Clara Elena Uribe, Beatriz Copello and Carmen Henry are the four artists behind the exhibition – all originally from South America but each with their own artistic style and medium. The exhibition closes on Sunday 17th at 4pm so you’ll want to get in quick.

Where: 179 Darling St, Balmain


Saturday 16th August
The Queen Returns

Celebrating the success of her recently released album Amazing, Marcia Hines has returned to touring with a passion. Featuring a 6-piece, high-energy band, Marcia Hines will be bringing a killer repertoire to the stage, covering all facets and stages of her remarkable, four-decade spanning career. Anyone that calls themself a fan of this diva would have to be crazy to miss this return to glory show. To make a booking call 9559 0000 or visit www.chprsl.com.au

Where: Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL, $35



Sunday 17th August
The royal goes to Ferragosto

Leichhardt’s favourite community pub, The Royal, will be cooking up a feast at this year’s Ferragosto in Five Dock on Sunday 17th August. The team will be on the stall serving delicious food all day including ham off the bone and beef spit roast gourmet rolls. There will also be a selection of refreshing drinks to quench the thirst.

For further information, visit www.theroyalleichhardt.com.au


From Thursday 21st August
Dante’s The Divine Comedy

Showing from August 21st to 23rd at 107 Projects, Redfern, Diego Bosco brings audiences an extraordinary masterpiece of medieval poetry with his rendition of the Divine Comedy. Diego is an award winning composer and classical guitarist, and here he has translated the central part of the ‘Divine Comedy’ into English to be read by talented narrators Roma Yibiyang Winmar and Bruce Gilbert, as well as composed the sound canvas that accompanies the reading.

For more information and tickets visit divinecomedy.net.au

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