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3 WAYS TO EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF MESSAGE STICKS FESTIVAL  

 
Make it a Big Night Out | Friday 22, Saturday 23 OR Sunday 24 March 

  •  Put on your most comfortable shoes and grab a date because this is going to be a late one!  
  • As the sun goes down over Sydney harbour you can be sipping on a drink from Bar Badu while taking in the spectacle of Dancestry - a spellbinding mix of ancient ritual, dance and song (from 5pm, Free)
  • The journey continues inside the Drama Theatre with the festival’s headline event, Wantok: SING SING. Featuring Frank Yamma, George Telek, Ego Lemos, Vika and Linda Bull, this is one epic musical experience that you simply cannot miss (8.15pm, from $34*) 
  • The night doesn’t end there… grab a post show drink, kick back and relax under the stars with our resident musicians - Microwave Jenny, Troy Brady, Hui-A (NZ) and Street Warriors - in Late Nights at Bar Badu (from 8.30pm til late, Free)
    From = $34*+ food & beverage 


Culture: A doing word Saturday 23 OR Sunday 24 March  

  • Start the day at 11am with the Billinudgel Weavers for a hands-on weaving workshop (11am - 1pm, $30*)   
  • You’ll know its lunch time when the Dancestry dancers take to the sand circle at 1pm with a choreographic corroboree (1 - 3pm, Free)
  • Grab a table outside on the Broadwalk re-fuelling on nibbles and drinks from Bar Badu while the dancing continues
  • At 3pm Bennelong Point dissolves into North East Arnhem Land with a unique intimate interaction, The Yolngu Experience (3-5pm, $30*) 
    Total = $60* + food & beverage  


Power, Passion and Play Saturday 23 March 

  • Take in the matinee of Tammy Anderson’s one-woman-show of beautifully-evoked characters and song, I Don’t Wanna Play House (1pm – 2.30pm, $25*)  
  • There’s time for a quick refreshing drink from Bar Badu while catching the last performances of Dancestry (until 3.30pm, Free)
  • Grab a seat in the Playhouse and settle in to watch one of the free films on offer, Coniston, a hybrid docu-drama that has won acclaim for its searing depiction of Australia's "last massacre" of Aboriginal people in 1928 (3.45 – 5pm, Free)
  • Fiona Foley and Djon Mundine go head to head in a no-holds-barred conversation about trad Abs, rad Abs and the “ooga booga” art of old, Identity: lancing the boil  (5.30 – 6.30pm, Free Event)  
  • Total = only your food & beverage 

 

 

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Presenter

Sydney Opera House

Dates

Ongoing

Venue

Various Venues

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The King and I


The critically acclaimed The King begins its first-ever Sydney Opera House season this weekend.

Presenter

Opera Australia

Dates

7 Sep - 21 Oct

Venue

Joan Sutherland Theatre

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