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Sports in Sydney
Sydney Centre for Tennis
The Sydney Centre for Tennis is a great place to both get coached in your game and improve your overall fitness with their Tennis Australia-developed Cardio Tennis program.
Sydney Cricket Ground - SCG
Sydney's pre-eminent and most beloved sporting coliseum, the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) has come a long way in its 134 year history. The land that began as sand hills and swamplands – prime hunting and fishing territory for the Gadigal tribes – has since borne witness to some of Australia's most amazing sporting feats and many of the world's greatest entertainers. But although the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Madonna have all staged shows here, it is as an action arena that the SCG is most justly famous. As a cricket ground, it hosted Don Bradman's world record 452 not out in 1930 and the very first One-Day cricket game under lights in 1978. As football field, it squeezed in 78,056 people for St George v South Sydney in 1965, and shook to the rafters in 1996 when Tony Lockett kicked the Sydney Swans into their first Grand Final in over six decades. In between it has hosted the Empire Games, A-League soccer and even Highland Dancing knees-ups. Today, it is the active home ground of the NSW Blues cricket team in summer and the Sydney Swans AFL squad through winter and, all year round, the spiritual home to Sydney rugby league and rugby union... and all Sydney sports lovers.
Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre
The Sydney Olympic Sports Centre consists of two venues, the Main Arena and the Hall of Legends. Both can seat up to 5000 people and can accommodate up to thirty different indoor sports.
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What do you get if you age whiskey in craft beer barrels? Something like Jameson Caskmates. It’s the fruit of a collaboration between Jameson’s head distiller and the head brewer of local craft brewery in County Cork, Ireland. They hatched a plan to send a few Jameson casks to the Franciscan Well Brewery and see how this might influence their craft Irish stout. Neither head brewer nor whiskey master knew what this experiment would bring, but both men hoped that some Jameson magic might rub off on the fine Irish stout – and they were delighted with the results. The empty casks journeyed back to the Jameson Distillery after the beer had been bottled, full of new stout character from their sabbatical at Franciscan Well. The Jameson Master of Whiskey generally prefers not to mess with a good thing, but his curiosity got the better of him and he decided to repeat the experiment – this time re-filling the stout-soaked casks with Jameson Whiskey. So how does it taste? While the triple-distilled smoothness is very much intact, the whiskey sings a different tune, with notes of cocoa, coffee and butterscotch confirming the stout influence. You can grab the whiskey every day of Craft Beer Week at Time Out’s Hop-Up ale yard. Just upgrade your craft beer of choice to a boilermaker, and you’ll get the chance to pair it with the whiskey – neat or on the rocks, whichever you prefer. And it gets even better. On Saturday 22, Tuesday 25 and Friday 28 October, members of the Jameson Crew
Sydney Italian Festival
Sydney Italian Festival is an annual event organised by the Italian Trade Agency designed to promote all things Made in Italy. Between October 12 and 30, events will take place in Italian restaurants, bars, gourmet food stores, design and furniture showrooms across Sydney. The calendar includes retail promotions, aperitivo nights, food and wine, cooking classes, art and culture events and much more. Attendees at all events are eligible to enter the Live Life in Style Competition to win one of three fabulous prizes.
The Turquoise Elephant
It’s pretty exciting – and a bona fide Big Deal – when you get one of Australia’s most successful directors, Gale Edwards, taking on a gig on one of our smallest stages. As if that weren’t endorsement enough, Stephen Carleton’s play also won the 2015 Griffin Award for new Australian writing – on which occasion artistic director Lee Lewis described it as “a shockingly funny and black, black, black farce. It is an accomplished political comedy from a very clever, very wicked playwright who sees all our hypocrisies about climate change and the environment and turns them into his weapons in the fight for the planet.” The Turquoise Elephant pitches its tent in the temperature-controlled home of a politically privileged family, as they watch the climate disaster climax. This production stars Catherine Davies, Maggie Dence, Julian Garner, Belinda Giblin and Olivia Rose.
Eden Gardens Halloween
Halloween is almost upon us – the one night of the year where pumpkins are carved into jack-o-lanterns, trick or treaters knock endlessly on your door and the dead supposedly wander among the living. For Halloween-loving adults, sometimes it’s hard to find a place that will welcome fake blood and witch costumes for those well beyond childhood. But, fear not: Eden Gardens are hosting an adults-only party especially for all you spooky mature souls. On Saturday October 29, Eden Gardens will be transformed into a haunted garden. Expect a glass of specially brewed Halloween Punch on arrival; canapé stations scattered around the grounds; and a photobooth to capture all those scary moments. Dance the night away to the tunes of DJ Dracula, wander the haunted gardens and mingle with other Halloween-loving adults. There’ll be a themed open-air Garden Bar where you can purchase cocktails and drinks and, for those of you who need to park your broomsticks, on site parking. Tickets are $65 per head.