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International Convention Centre

  • Things to do
  • Darling Harbour
International Convention Centre Sydney
Photograph: Brett BoardmanInternational Convention Centre Sydney

Time Out says

The ICC Sydney is the largest exhibition space in the centre of Sydney

The ICC Sydney is one the of biggest entertainment centres in Sydney, housing large-scale conventions like Comic-Con, TEDxSydney and exhibitions. It boasts 270-degree views of the harbour and an outdoor event deck, a spectacular ballroom, an 8,000-seat theatre with the ability to host three concurrent events.


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Darling Harbour

What’s on

Great Australian Beer Spectacular

  • Fairs and festivals

Come one, come all, because the Great Australian Beer Spectacular is hitting Sydneytown this weekend, and things are about to get truly fantastical. Believe it or not, this is not a travelling circus, but rather a craft beer extravaganza to end all craft beer extravaganzas. This show will go on, and the suds will be poured.  Flavours inspired by jalapeno margarita sours, fairy floss, peanut butter and jelly smores, and barrel-aged rum are just a sprinkling of the 117 uniquely crafted beers that will be pouring high n’ dry at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour this weekend, with you getting a hefty 700 taps to choose from. On top of the multitude of rare and scrumptious beers that will be up grabs, there will also be a snazzy silent disco, a roaming jazz band, circus and sideshow performers, games, and many yummy food stalls for you to incrementally dip into and line your stomach during your beer festivities. Also, it should be noted that there are actually other drinks on offer other than beer (shocking, we know) with wine, gin, whiskey and non-alcoholic beers also making an appearance for all those who like a bit of variety in their lives.  Kicking off on May 20, this weekend event runs over just three session times, starting on Friday arvo for after work beers from 5.30 to 10.30pm, then the artisan drinks will keep flowing all the way over into Saturday, May 21, with you getting the option of having an early sesh from 11.30am to 4.30pm, or a late-night b

Jonathan Van Ness: Imaginary Living Room Olympian

  • Stand Up

Comedian, entertainer, grooming expert, self-care advocate, gymnastics enthusiast, Jesus-lookalike, and breakout star of Netflix’s Queer Eye reboot, Jonathan Van Ness is returning to Australia this September with their latest live show. Imaginary Living Room Olympian follows JVN's first worldwide comedy tour, Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing, which saw them perform to sold-out theatres in 40 cities in the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. JVN will tumble into your heart with a night of gymnastics and hilarious tales from their life as a nonbinary bad b*tch, before roundoff back handspring-ing into a stand-up comedy extravaganza that will leave you in stitches. So don’t forget to warm up, and prepare for an Olympic-level night of camp comedy.  If Antoni is the pretty face of Queer Eye, Bobby is the workhorse, Tan is the French tuck and Karamo is the bomber jacket/Dodgers cap combo, then Jonathan Van Ness is the heart of the show. The grooming expert delivers far more than a haircut and a skincare regime, digging into his own prodigious self-confidence to convince each subject that not only are they worthy, but they are more than capable of finding their inner fabulous. Van Ness bubbles over with infectious enthusiasm for the task ahead, while demonstrating the proper way to walk in heels and smashing sartorial gender expectations. To get a taste of what to expect, you can warm up with Van Ness’ Netflix series Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, based


Update: this show has been moved from March 2022 to March 2023 due to the ongoing impacts of the Covid pandemic. If you are ready for the brightest, most colourful and most fabulous music event of the year, you are ready for Fantabulosa. None other than Boy George is headlining the event, which is in recognition of the contribution the LGBTQIA+ community have made to popular culture. Boy George has curated the event, which will feature reinterpretations of and tributes to some of the world's most enduring songs, including Billie Holiday’s ‘The Man I Love’, David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ and the Beatles' ‘Here Comes The Sun’.  Boy George will perform, along with special guests like Courtney Act, Mo’Ju and Odette. They will be accompanied by a live band, with musical direction by Andrew Worboys and show direction by Cameron Mitchell. Fantabulosa will be a feast for the eyes as well as the ears, with an impressive theatrical display accompanying the music.  The show isn't just fun, it's charitable. For every ticket sold, $1 will be given to the Mardi Gras Foundation, one of the oldest continuously operating LGBTQIA+ organisations in Australia. Boy George says of the event: “We all know that the power and the creative influence of the LGBTQIA+ community across music, fashion, film, art and design is unmatched in its breadth and depth.  After decades of struggle for acceptance, we stand proud and united as we continue to colour and shape music, dance, art, film, design and fashion around

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