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The Happiest 5K on the Planet!

The Swisse Color Run, founded in January 2012, is not only the happiest run on Earth; it is now the world’s largest running series! Make sure you’re there to get a little bit colourful… The Swisse Color Run was originally created to promote healthiness and happiness by bringing the community together and it will be back in Sydney on February 8th 2015 at Sydney Olympic Park. But more than just a real fun event, it’s a chance to give back to all the important causes that you care about. Once you’ve got your ticket, all you have to is visit their website, create a fundraising page for your charity of choice and then don’t forget to share it with everyone you know. So why not join in and make a difference? Blondes beware though; your head may be a rainbow for weeks to come!

Thanks to The Swisse Color Run we have two free double passes to give away– See our Giveaways page for details and how to enter


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Whether you’re there to rub shoulders with Sydney’s top chefs, learn some fantastic recipes yourself, or just sit back with a glass of bubbles and a plate of truly delicious food, Taste of Sydney is the perfect event for any true fan of food… Originating in London 10 years ago, Taste has rapidly grown and now spans 22 cities around the globe and is considered one of the biggest events of the year for foodies and restaurateurs. From March 12th-15th, Taste will once again be returning to Sydney, hosted at Centennial Park and featuring over a dozen of this city’s latest, greatest and hottest restaurants as they dazzle you with amazing culinary creations. Each will fashion 3-4 exquisite, signature dishes for your pleasure, all served in ‘taste’ sized portions so you can be sure to have some of everything. Once satisfied, and we promise you will be quite satisfied, make your way to the Garden Bar for a relaxing evening of fine drinks and live music.

For more info or to make a booking, visit www.tasteofsydney.com.au


Sat 20th Dec-Mon 26th Jan
Kids in the Park

Over the summer holidays there is nothing more fun for kids than enjoying the sun with other children. Kids in the Park is the perfect option, providing massive fun for kids of all ages regardless of whether their passion is for sport, art or splashing in the pool. Best of all, many of these events are free or very affordable at under $20. Start planning your school holiday fun now by checking out the full list of over 50 activities at the Sydney Olympic Park website.

For more info, visit www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/whats_on/kids_in_the_park

Tuesday 23rd December
36-Hour Seafood Marathon

Seafood lovers pay attention; starting at 5am on Tuesday and going until 5pm on Wednesday, the Sydney Fish Market will have round-the-clock trading for you take advantage of leading up to Christmas Day. Shoppers can purchase all their Christmas supplies while enjoying the buzz of the market (and maybe grab a late night fish and chips). Additional parking will be available at Sydney Secondary College for a flat rate of $5 for two hours.

Where: Sydney Fish Markets, Pyrmont  

Friday 26th December
Boxing Day Community Dance

Leichhardt Council’s annual Boxing Day Community Dance will once again be returning to Leichhardt Town Hall and all seniors are cordially invited to join in on the fun-filled, happy atmosphere. Running from 5-8:30pm, this community event will include Yoppy’s Dance, a popular dance school running fun lessons and demonstrations. This event is completely free and will include dinner, beverages, floorshows and spot prizes.

To make a booking call 0401 312 317/ 9797 6926 or email yoppysdance@yahoo.com.au  

Wednesday 31st December
Birdman-Premiere Screening 

While perhaps not a traditional New Year’s Eve celebration, this night will undoubtedly be a good one. Sit back with a glass of Brown Brothers Prosecco and countdown to 2015 while watching the black comedy Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance. The film stars Michael Keaton as a once-famous actor, known for playing the eponymous Birdman, who is now struggling to put on a Broadway play. Also starring Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and Zach Galifianakis.

Where: Palace Norton Street, $30   

Fri 2nd Jan-Sun 4th Jan
Kill Bill-A Burlesque Parody

Back again for another of their pop culture themed productions, The Vanguard will be bringing to stage the incredible, martial arts world of Quentin Tarantino’s films with all it’s colourful characters. From knife-wielding soccer mums to Yakuza queens, assassin school girls to the Bride herself, this latest burlesque parody is sure to be a hit. Tickets start at $38.80.

For more info or to make a booking, visit www.thevanguard.com.au  

Thur 8th Jan-Sun 11th Jan

Part chamber concert, part performance work, Endings is an exploration of the experience of death, ordinary and extraordinary. This immersive work was conceived by Tamara Saulwick and features the voice of Paddy Mann, an electro-acoustic score by Peter Knight and design by Ben Cobham. This moving meditation on cycles and the ending of things will be staged at Carriageworks with tickets starting at $44. 

For more info or to make a booking, visit www.performancespace.com.au/events/endings   

Fri 9th Jan-Fri 27th Mar
Courtyard Sessions

Do you love free music? Of course you do, don’t be silly. Coming back in 2015 for its 4th year is The Festivalists’ Courtyard Sessions, a weekly exhibition of Sydney’s best emerging artists such as the awesome garage pop band Flowertruck. Other than the great music, all these events feature a pop-up bar, gourmet BBQ, vintage games, giveaways and much, much more – so you’re bound to have a good time! Did I mention it’s free?

Where: Seymour Centre Courtyard, Chippendale