Laugh out (really) loud
Kick off your big night with an old fashioned belly laugh. Nothing's quite as cathartic as guffawing from your diaphragm and Sydney Opera House has quite often got a comedy event on that will do the trick. Laugh and maybe cry a little (a great combo in our opinion) with Mary Coustas' This is Personal – a one woman storytelling show from the beloved Aussie treasure who played Effie for decades. Plan your bold night out in advance with chuckles provided by oddball Sam Simmons, deadpan legend Geraldine Hickey and political provocateurs A Rational Fear in June.