Tender Young Creatures is an interactive re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood – exploring the experience of girls walking home alone after sundown. The immersive performance also includes a one-day theatre-devising workshop on April 25, engaging audiences with singing, acting and movement that will conclude with a performance featuring all workshop participants. With a jam-packed musical schedule, Tender Young Creatures is sure to inspire young female artists and assist them in kick-starting their own creative pursuits.
Commune’s founder Sam Ali is keen to support local artists and creatives who may struggle to get their projects off the ground here in Sydney, so he’s launching a new monthly event that champions different local creators.On this ANZAC Day event, you can sidestep the rounds of two-up and come see live music performances from Sampology, rap-poet Kimchi Princi and rap duo Slim Set in the Waterloo warehouse space. Sydney Vegan Market will be there too, running a host of cruelty-free food stalls, along with a series of Tent Talks on sustainable food practices. And artist Jess Cochrane will be exhibiting her prints in a large scale exhibition with prints available to purchase (ten per cent of profits will go to women’s charity the Rough Period). Plus, you can join an evening savasana with Commune’s own yoga class, which is available via a gold coin donation.
Sydney’s live music scene has a little extra pep thanks to Kittyhawk’s decision to start hosting jazz and swing every week. Every Thursday and Saturday you’ll be able to see some of Australia’s best bands and vocalists on stage – past performers include Kate Wadey, the Corridors, the Finer Cuts, the Cope Street Parade and Adam Pringle. The Liberation Day-themed bar’s old-world vibe is a pitch-perfect backdrop for jazz and, as a bonus, they mix some seriously good cocktails here. Best of all, it’s completely free, so all you need to do is turn up, snag a seat as close to the stage as you can, and order a rum and rye Old Fashioned as you wait for the sweet tunes to begin.
Harry Styles’ first solo tour is setting the tone for the singer's post-One Direction er... direction. The first of his upcoming shows in November are coming to more intimate venues like Melbourne's Forum Theatre and Sydney's Enmore Theatre. Clearly however, Styles' big stadium days aren't completely behind him yet, with his new set of tour dates going to arena venues. Baby Mick Jagger will be starting his 2018 dates in Perth on April 21, before heading to Melbourne then Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena on Friday April 27.
When the Killers announced their performance at the AFL Grand Final Day fans thought, since they’re in the country, surely they’d follow up with a national tour? It wasn’t to be. However, the Las Vegas rock stars have since revealed something bigger: an antipodean arena tour kicking off in April 2018. By then their fifth album Wonderful Wonderful will have wormed its way into our subconscious and we’ll be chanting to recent singles ‘The Man’ and ‘Run For Cover’ with the same gusto as old favourites ‘Somebody Told Me’ and ‘Mr. Brightside’.
Best known for his UK number one hits ‘Need U (100%)’ and Jax Jones collaboration ‘I Got U’, the Grammy-nominated UK producer Duke Dumont is heading to Australia to perform at Groovin The Moo and various sideshows. He’ll be stopping in at the Ivy in Sydney to DJ at Ministry of Sound in April, where he’ll likely spin his new single ‘Inhale’, which features vocals from rising R’n’B artist Ebenezer. Expect upbeat electronica, funky basslines and a flashback to summer, right in the middle of Sydney’s autumn.
Some of Australia’s most talented young musicians will bring the classics to life in an afternoon performance at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre. Combining strings, brass, wind and percussion instruments, these 12 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows will take audiences to joyful heights and mournful lows with the Intimate Voices musical program. Before listening to playful trumpets balanced with serene strings, you can mellow out with a tasting of the Blue Mountains’ Hillbilly Cider from 2pm. Your ticket also scores you a whole bottle to enjoy, with non-alcoholic options available. Named for Jean Sibelius’ string quartet production, Intimate Voices will feature Wind Quintet, Heptade and two works by Arvo Pärt in a program led by artistic director Roger Benedict.