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What's on in Sydney this weekend: 20 things to hear, see and do

Comedian Kitty Flanagan is performing at the Roslyn Packer Theatre until July 18.

6:09pm From school holiday fun with the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, plus music from Japanese Wallpaper and comedy from Kitty Flanagan, we have your weekend covered.

Eight Days: Entertainment attractions from June 28 to July 5

An image from the Physie exhibition, depicting pictures  from the sporting world.

NICOLE ELPHICK This weekend only the Powerhouse Museum and Australian Museum offer free entry for all visitors, young and old.

Perth’s proud geeks and gamers gather at Supanova

This trio took the opportunity to pay tribute to V for Vendetta at Supanova.

CANDICE BARNES From stormtroopers to Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball Z to Disney princesses, pop culture enthusiasts dressed to impress at the first full day of this year's Supanova Expo in Perth.

Dockers party at Pavlich testimonial

Matthew Pavlich

Adrian Beattie There was a big turnout for Matthew Pavlich's testimonial dinner at Crown Perth on Friday night.

Secret Sydney

Florist Lisa Cooper's secret Sydney

Florist Lisa Cooper at Eveleigh.

NICOLE ELPHICK The floral artist reveals the secret to nabbing the best blossoms at the flower markets.

What's on in Sydney: 20 things to hear, see and do this weekend

Susie Youssef.

From a Daft Punk film to opera Turandot, comedian Susie Youssef and two ice-skating rinks, we have your weekend covered.

No TV? How Dad's decision inspired two WA brothers in art

Abdul Abdullah and Abdul-Rahman Abdullah will both exhibit at PICA Salon.

CANDICE BARNES There's a nine year age gap between Perth brothers Abdul-Rahman Abdullah and Abdul Abdullah, but when it comes to their art, they are worlds apart.

What's on in Sydney: 20 things to hear, see and do this weekend

<i>Legally Brown</i> star Nazeem Hussain.

From an encore show by Nazeem Hussain to Tim Rogers and the Bamboos on stage and a musical about a sex-changing dinosaur, we have your weekend covered.

Colourful kangaroos bound for Perth to Bunbury route

A number of notable Aussies submitted their designs, including Mitchell Johnson and Jessica Bratich-Johnson.

CANDICE BARNES The Forrest Highway may have shaved off travel time between the city and the south-west, but the long stretch of bitumen isn't all that attractive. But what if someone placed 20 bright kangaroo statues along the route?


D'oh! Bart Simpson voice actor Nancy Cartwright bails on Supanova

Bart Simpson.

CANDICE BARNES Nancy Cartwright, the voice of iconic character Bart Simpson, confirmed she had pulled the plug on her upcoming appearances at the Supanova Pop Culture Expos in Sydney and Perth.

Your go-to guide for what's on in Melbourne this weekend

Charged: The La Mama Theatre production of Little Daughters by Annie Ferguson explores the trauma of rape.

Sean Wilson Places to see, things to do: your list of what's on this weekend.

Top gigs in Sydney: Blueline Medic, Ash Grunwald, Sleepmakeswaves and more

Melbourne favourites Blueline Medic play a rare Sydney gig at the Factory Theatre on June 12.

Bronwyn Thompson From a rare appearance by Melbourne favourites Blueline Medic and post-rockers Sleepmakeswaves and This Will Destoy You, we have your weekend in music covered.

What's on in Sydney this weekend: 20 things to hear, see and do

The Doug Anthony Allstars.

From a Doug Anthony Allstar reunion to a mini Miyazaki festival and the Sydney Film Festival's closing night party, we have your weekend covered.

Secret Sydney

Secret Sydney: Rhys Nicholson

Comedian Rhys Nicholson  at one of his favourite Sydney haunts - the bar at Eau De Vie in Darlinghurst

NICOLE ELPHICK The comedian explains why he enjoys performing for Sydney's "aggressive" audiences.

Craft is the place for locally made treasures

Craft is home to the works of some of Australia's most innovative and imaginative craftspeople.

Justine Costigan A tiny space with an extraordinary diversity of objects.

What's on in Sydney this weekend: 20 things to hear, see and do

iOTA is glam rocker Clifford North in  rock'n'roll vaudeville show <i>B-Girl</i>.

From B-Girl and Sydney Film Festival talks galore to a craft party and the Colour Run, we have your weekend covered.

Three days of Singapore fun on a backpacker budget

Inside the temple is a small tooth fragment, believed to have come from the remains of Buddha.

CANDICE BARNES With skyscrapers, bright lights and prestige brands in abundance, a luxurious experience in Singapore is easy to come by. But for those on a tighter budget, there are plenty of attractions well worth a look.


Mitta Mitta will lure you with its fishing, swimming hole and witches garden

Splashing About In Snowy Creek, Mitta Mitta.

Richard Cornish Six great reasons to visit Mitta Mitta in Victoria.

What's on around town this weekend

May 30 - MUSIC Kurt Elling

Sean Wilson  Pub rock legends, high teas, Calamity Jane and Japanese lanterns are among the happenings this weekend.

Hachi store supplies high fashion for dogs

Treat your dog to new threads at Hachi.

Justine Costigan For the dog who has everything – what about a kimono or bumble bee costume?

My secret Sydney: Bianca Spender

 Fashion designer Bianca Spender at Eugene's in Bronte.

NICOLE ELPHICK It took the fashion designer a trip away from Sydney to embrace her sartorial heritage.

Liz Sheehan: Top notch coffee to blow your hair back at Sprolo

Liz Sheehan

LIZ SHEEHAN With upbeat jazz bouncing out of the speakers and the wooshes and banging of top quality coffee being made - Sprolo takes you away from the cars crawling by on Canning Highway - only metres from the door.


Winter is coming: What to do in Sydney every day in winter

British comedian John Oliver plays the State Theatre on August 30 and 31.

Louise Rugendyke and Elissa Blake From hot ticket John Oliver to music by Mark Ronson and Blur, more movies than you could hope for, plus ice-skating galore, here's your guide to the best Sydney has to offer this winter. Now just get out and enjoy it.

What's on in Sydney this weekend: 20 things to hear, see and do

The brains behind <i>Mad Men</i>, Matthew Weiner, is at the Opera House on Sunday.

Elissa Blake, Sharne Wolff, Garry Maddox, Sarah Thomas and Louise Rugendyke From the secrets of Mad Men to the art of Radiohead and a night of Hijinks at Madame Tussauds, we have your weekend covered.

Sorrento charms year round, with its upcoming food festival, beaches, golf and walks

Secluded beaches are plentiful at Sorrento.

Richard Cornish The upcoming food festival is just a starter on the menu of Sorrento's pleasures.

Postcards - the Snapchat of the early 20th century

 One of the Adelaide Botanic Garden postcards.

Megan Backhouse  An exhibition revisits the age when correspondents chose the Adelaide Botanic Garden to ornament their dashed-off messages.

What's on around town this weekend

Works by Kitiya Palaskas are on sale at Markit@FedSquare.

Sean Wilson What's on this weekend.

What's on in Sydney this weekend: 20 things to hear, see and do

Matt Okine  won the director's choice award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and scored a four-star review in Sydney for his new show, on now at The Comedy Store.

From Vivid to the Sydney Writers'Festival and comedian Matt Okine, we have your weekend covered.

What's on in Sydney this weekend: 20 things to hear, see and do

The lights are on in Sydney this weekend, as Vivid lights up the Opera House and much more until June 6.

Elissa Blake, Sharne Wolff, Sarah Thomas and Louise Rugendyke From the lights of Vivid to Little Britain's David Walliams and a Back to the Future anniversary screening, we have your weekend covered.

What to do at Vivid Sydney: The ultimate family guide

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected at Vivid Sydney.

ELISSA BLAKE This year's Vivid Sydney festival is the biggest and brightest yet. Whirling colours will be beamed onto Sydney Opera House from 6pm to midnight nightly from May 22 and can be seen from vantage points around Circular Quay. At the same time light installations and illuminated art works will dot the light trails along the harbour foreshore and stretch from Darling Harbour to Circular Quay via The Rocks and into Campbell's Cove.

Our pick of events in Melbourne and Victoria this weekend

The life of John Lennon is celebrated in <i>Lennon Through A Glass Onion</i> at the Playhouse.

Erin Munro From jazz to opera, markets to festivals, there's plenty to suit all tastes in Victoria.

Garden-related events around town

Flowers as embellishment come under the microscope.

Megan Backhouse What's on in things horticultural.

Visit Mansfield for fine food, the upcoming High Country Harvest Festa and the great outdoors

Craigs Hut.

Richard Cornish Mansfield offers fine food and entertainment set against the backdrop of the great outdoors. 

Why Rhys Muldoon wants to go where the wild things are

Rhys Muldoon.

Rhys Muldoon Jack London had a taste for adventure, booze and morphine, and more importantly, nature. He spent much of his time in the wilderness, followed by much time writing about the wilderness.

Gail Williams: Food fit for a king (or prince) at Stables Bar

Stables Bar

Gail Williams When we walked into the now internationally-famous Stables Bar to get our heads into a nosebag of pub grub it was a little over a week since a royal bum was casually perched on a seat in the centre of the upstairs restaurant.


What's on in Sydney this weekend: 20 things to hear, see and do

Lawrence Leung rounds out the Sydney Comedy Festival.

From comedian Lawrence Leung to hair metal veterans Motley Crue and a naked John Malkovich, we have your weekend covered.

The Shortlist Top Gigs

British singer Paloma Faith.

Bronwyn Thompson Courtney Barnett

Lost Perth Bands Facebook page: Just don't mention V-Capri

V-Capri, Lost Perth Bands

BRENDAN FOSTER There is only one rule when it comes to posting on the Lost Perth Bands 1977 to 1989 Facebook page: comments about  V-Capri will be banned.

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What's happening around town this weekend

<i>Is This Somewhere You've Been Before?</i> is a one-on-one immersive theatre experience.

Sean Wilson and Erin Munro The Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir join the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and a line-up of internationally renowned soloists for a recreation of one of the greatest concerts of all time.

Gail Williams: Setting The Standard for good bar food in Perth

Gail at The Standard

Gail Williams  Well, The Standard is certainly setting the … ahem.. standard for exceptionally good bar food in Perth.


Taste of Perth chefs reveal the best (and worst) of fine dining

Fine dining event Taste of Perth will return to Langley Park in May.

CANDICE BARNES They might be responsible for whipping up mouth-watering dishes on a nightly basis, but Perth's top chefs are also passionate diners too.

Rhys Muldoon: Man About Town

Get a heads-up on Mother’s Day: Rhys Muldoon.

Rhys Muldoon God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.

The Aviary Mother's Day competition terms and conditions

Asian-inspired fare will be served up at The Aviary on Mother's Day.

Fairfax Media Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd The Aviary Mother's Day competition terms and conditions.

Win a Mother's Day lunch for four at The Aviary!

The Aviary will serve up Asian-inspired fare on Mother's Day.

Treat mum to a special lunch with a view this Mother's Day with some delectable Asian-inspired delights whipped up at The Aviary.

Away with the birds: Quirky hobby brings joy to Singapore men

The sound of birds echoed through the park.

CANDICE BARNES It's a bizarre sight – hundreds of hooked poles tower above a patch of perfectly manicured lawn in Singapore's Ang Mo Kio neighbourhood.

Pablo Francisco review: obscure gags didn't dampen comedian's charm

Pablo Francisco finished ended his Australian tour in Perth on Friday night

CANDICE BARNES His stardom is a product of the internet age, but for those in the audience less familiar with American pop culture, many of Pablo Francisco's gags didn't quite hit the mark.

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Melbourne listings

See <i>As You Like It</i> at Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Sean Wilson What's on around town this weekend.

Autumn leaves pretty - and pretty useful

Autumn colours in Fitzroy Gardens.

Megan Backhouse Their flaming colours are beautiful but burning them is perhaps not the best use for autumn's fallen leaves.

Gardening and related events around town

Megan Backhouse What's happening in the Melbourne gardening scene.

Sydney's top gigs April 24-30

Rapper 360 plays the Metro on Saturday.

Bronwyn Thompson From rapper 360 to Charli XCX, we have the week in live music covered.

Backstreet Boys competition terms and conditions

Backstreet Boys will play Perth Arena in May.

Fairfax Media Australia and New Zealand Pty Ltd Backstreet Boys' competition terms and conditions.

Backstreet's Back... and you could win a double pass!

Kevin Richardson is now back with his Backstreet Boys bandmates.

They filled dance floors with hits like Everybody (Backstreet's Back) and made hearts melt with the likes of All I Have To Give – but next month the Backstreet Boys will be here in Perth to serenade their fans in person.

Smales High Tea and Diamond Masterclass

Smales High Tea and Diamond MasterclassClick for more photos

The champagne wasn't the only thing sparkling at a special high tea event at Smales in Subiaco on Sunday - the jewellery store brought in diamond artisan Brian McHardy to share his expertise about the precious stones. Mr McHardy answered questions about the "Hearts On Fire" cutting process as guests nibbled on a selection of classic high tea treats.

Gail Williams: going mad (men) for gin and oysters at Frisk

Gail Williams Frisk review thumbnail.

Gail Williams Westwinds. Tanqueray. Sipsmith. The Botanist.


Gardening events around town

Megan Backhouse Landscape designer Sam Cox will speak about the need for heavy mulching, additional watering and appropriate plant selection in the current climate.

What's on in Sydney this weekend: 20 things to hear, see and do

Demi Lovato plays the Hordern Pavilion on Friday, April 17.

From Disney graduate Demi Lovato to the NSW Swifts and Tim Freedman's take on Harry Nilsson, we have your weekend covered.

Frog porridge and flat whites: A look at Singapore's foodie scene

The local coffee is a lot different to the typical Aussie flat white.

CANDICE BARNES If your idea of Singapore cuisine is limited to a bowl of curry-flavoured vermicelli from the Chinese shop down the road... read on.

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Six reasons to visit Richmond

Kicker: One of the many trackside murals in Richmond.

Richard Cornish Walks, fine dining, rock'n'roll, and an evocative corroboree ground.

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