What's on in Sydney: July 1-6
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What's on in Sydney: July 1-6

SUNDAY, JULY 1

FESTIVAL The inaugural Sydney Beer and BBQ Festival holds a family-friendly fun day inviting parents to unwind with a drink or two and grilled meats, while youngsters can attend wearable art workshops or get their faces painted. 11am-6pm, Show Ring, Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park, $30, beerbbqfest.com.au

 Sisters Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler hit small screens on the reality show

Sisters Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler hit small screens on the reality show Credit:MARIO ANZUONI

FILM Showing as part of the Art Gallery's two-month-long celebration of the women of Chinese cinema, Center Stage is Hong Kong director Stanley Kwan's 1991 biopic of silent film actress Ruan Lingyu with Maggie Cheung in the lead role. 2pm, Art Gallery NSW, Art Gallery Road, The Domain, city, free, artgallery.nsw.gov.au

Dancer Maddie Ziegler and Sia.

Dancer Maddie Ziegler and Sia.Credit:MARIO ANZUONI

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Portrait of Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. Photographed Tuesday 24th October 2017. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH ARTS 171024

Portrait of Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin. Photographed Tuesday 24th October 2017. Photograph by James Brickwood. SMH ARTS 171024

MUSIC For Steven Isserlis plays Shostakovich, the British cellist reunites with the Australian Chamber Orchestra for a program not only featuring the Russian composer, but also the world premiere of pieces from Elena Kats-Chernin and Samuel Adams. 2pm, Sydney Opera House, $49-$142, aco.com.au

FESTIVAL Fresh dance event Maximum Joy is an epic party spread across six floors of the Kings Cross Hotel. The packed line-up includes the Australian debuts of American DJ Joe Claussell and Minimal Wave Records founder Veronica Vasicka. 2pm-1am, Kings Cross Hotel, 244-248 William Street, Potts Point, $99, maximumjoy.com.au

MONDAY, JULY 2

FAMILY Skating at Cathedral Square (until July 22) lets visitors hit an open-air ice rink set against the beautiful backdrop of the city. Attendees can also ride an inflatable ring down a snowy slide or hop around on a bouncy castle. 10am-9pm, Cathedral Square, St Marys Road, city, $28/$10-$21, sydney.skatingat.com.au

TUESDAY, JULY 3

BOOKS Bob Carr appears in conversation to discuss his new political memoir, Run for Your Life, which details his challenging early years and decade-long stint serving as the Premier of NSW. 6.30pm, Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, $12, gleebooks.com.au

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4

Joshua Jenkins plays Christopher Boone in?The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.?Photo Brinkhoff Mogenburg

Joshua Jenkins plays Christopher Boone in?The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time.?Photo Brinkhoff MogenburgCredit:Ralf Brinkhoff

STAGE Catch the Sydney leg of the international tour of National Theatre's Olivier and Tony-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (until July 28). The adaptation of Mark Haddon's bestseller stars Joshua Jenkins as a 15-year-old maths whiz with some behavioural difficulties who investigates the death of a neighbour's pet. 8pm, Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, $99.90-$129.90, curiousincident.com.au

THURSDAY, JULY 5

STAGE Outhouse Theatre presents the Australian premiere of Chris Urch's The Rolling Stone (until July 21), with Damon Manns and Elijah Williams playing a gay couple affected by the persecution of the LGBTQI community in Uganda. 7.30pm, Seymour Centre, cnr City Road and Cleveland Street, Chippendale, $30, seymourcentre.com

FRIDAY, JULY 6

ART John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new (until September 23) is the MCA's major survey exhibition of 40 years of the master bark painter's practice with more than 160 works on display. 10am-5pm, MCA, 140 George Street, The Rocks, free, mca.com.au

SATURDAY, JULY 7

FAMILY Children's dance party Kid/Dub, from the creative team behind Hot Dub Time Machine, takes tykes on a chronological journey of music from the '70s to now, with added bubbles, balloons and glow sticks. Recommended for ages three to 10. 2pm, Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville, $15/$12, factorytheatre.com.au

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