In this week’s issue: We look forward to the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail; A collaboration between The Grounds of Alexandria, Sculptures By The Sea, and Almond Breeze; Matt Moran opens his new restaurant in Sydney; Circular Quay gets a new Indian restaurant; Hyundai takes their partnership with Sculpture by the Sea to a completely new level; Neil Perry's Burger Project opens in Sydney's World Square; Vino Paradiso kicks off; Etsy plans Pop-Up Markets across the country; a new Electro Swing club opens in Perth; Aboutlife comes to Surry Hills; the opening of the Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar; Suntory brings more Japanese Whisky to Australia; and so much more.
NEIL PERRY'S THE BURGER PROJECT (SYDNEY)
Neil Perry is a culinary icon in Australia, considered a genius in pretty much every foodie circle you can think of. So what happens when this mastermind takes on a very affordable burger joint in Sydney? You can imagine just how popular this one is going to be; it just opened up yesterday. The Burger Project is located at World Square, recalling the classic milk bar and giving it a contemporary twist with options such as the Korean Burger ($8.90) and the classic cheese and bacon burger ($9.50).
SUNNYBANK $2 FOOD TRAIL (BRISBANE)
Take your taste buds on a self-guided Asian foodie adventure at the Sunnybank $2 Food Trail on November 8 from 12 to 2pm or 6 to 8pm. Since Sunnybank Plaza first opened in 1975 and Sunny Park in 1983, food has always been a strong point. Today, the two shopping centres host over 50 restaurants and cafes offering delicious authentic Asian cuisine. There are so many places to choose from, unless you are a local, it is tricky knowing all the foodie destinations that offer the best and most authentic dishes. Do you want to know where you can you find the best ramen in Brisbane that is as delicious as ordering from an izakaya on the streets of Tokyo? How about the best BBQ meat that all the locals rave about? Or the best Peking duck that celebrity chefs would recommend? To give all the foodie lovers out there a helping hand towards discovering Sunnybank’s huge array of delicious food destinations, Sunnybank Plaza and Sunny Park have joined forces to present a very special $2 per plate self-guided foodie adventure. The Sunnybank $2 Food Trail will give the public a unique opportunity to explore, discover and taste all of Sunnybank’s food offerings in one day - with participating restaurants and outlets offering special $2 tasting menus. Each stop on the suggested Food Trail will offer one or two tasty $2 mini-dishes during a lunch trail from 12 to 2pm and a dinner trail from 6 to 8pm. For more event information go to www.experiencesunnybank.com.au
ANANAS BAR & BRASSERIE OFFERS FRENCH STYLE BRUNCH ON SUNDAYS (SYDNEY)
For the first time since opening it's doors, renowned Sydney restaurant Ananas Bar & Brasserie will be opening exclusively on Sundays for a new French inspired brunch menu. Michelin-starred Executive Corporate Chef Damien Brassel will be serving up an a la carte menu between 11am and 5pm, including offerings such as Ouef Basquaise (poached eggs & creamy polenta, prosciutto, piperade, espelette pepper), Le Pain Perdu (French toast, custard soaked brioche, vanilla poached pineapple, chantilly), Crêpes Soufflées (fluffy ricotta crepe, apricot, lemon, orange, fromage blanc) and Le Paillard (grilled chicken breast paillard with picholine olives, tomato confit, lemon, shaved vegetable salad).
Of course, pair this up with Ananas' stunning collection of handpicked French Champagne and you have yourself the best Summery Sunday afternoon you can think of.
Ananas A La Carte Sunday Brunch is available every Sunday from 11am-5pm. Prices range from $4.5-$32 for Les Fruits De Mer, $12-$27 for Entrées, $16-$19 for Les Oeufd (eggs) and $17-$38 for Mains. Bookings essential. Ananas Bar & Brasserie is located at 18 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000.
ROLLD OPENS FIRST SYDNEY STORE (SYDNEY)
Popular Melbourne-originated hawker-style restaurant Roll'd has now expanded to Sydney off the back of delicious, inexpensive, and authentic Vietnamese food. Think Banh Mi, Rice Paper Rolls, and of course, Pho. The fast, fresh, and flavoursome ethos of Roll'd has now come to Randwick and will also be spreading to O'Connell Street in the CBD in late November.
“We’re thrilled with how Rolld has been received in Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra and are confident that our fresh, convenient and delicious menu items will appeal to the Sydney market as well.” says Bao Hoang, Co-founder of Rolld.
And while Rolld attracts queues, the Rolld team guarantee you won't be standing in it for long - Rolld delivers lightning fast authentic Vietnamese favorites such as Rolld Soldiers (rice paper rolls), Uncle Pho (pho), Mr. Bun Mee (bahn mi) and The B (a combination of thin rice vermicelli noodles and fresh Asian vegetables, salad and herbs). This is of course in addition to the popular chilli sauces ahd home made mayo made by the founder's mother.
Rolld Randwick will be open for lunch and now also dinner, some of their signature dishes for night trade include Banh Xeo crepes filled a your choice of BBQ chicken, lemongrass beef, roast pork with crackling or tofu and mushrooms, or Vietnamese crispy chicken ribs and crispy salt and pepper whole prawns. You can also enjoy their new low-carb rolls.
Our review of one of the Melbourne stores can be found HERE
THE SPICE ROOM OPENS IN CIRCULAR QUAY (SYDNEY)
The Spice Room is Circular Quay's newest addition, full of exotic authentic Indian meals all the way from street food classics like Mumbai Padpi Chat to Tandoori delicacies such as Paneer Sizzler Skewer Ajwaini. With an offering that is as expansive as it is satisfying, The Spice Room delivers a unique approach to Indian dining in Sydney. There will also be a creative lunch menu on offer, served in 2 tier or 3 tier tiffin boxes with exotic curries, rices, and naan breads. Speciality dishes include King Prawn Gulmohar (tender king prawns in a special Tandoori Masala flavoured with rose petals, hung yoghurt, cream cheese, and mustard oil, cooked in a clay oven) and Chicken Khurchan (spiced chicken tandoori strips slow cooked with capsicum, onion, tomato, and red chillies with a hint of ghee and garam masala)
The restaurant's Head Chef Darbyan Singh has over 20 years experience as a curry and tandoori cook in renowned Indian 5 star hotels such as the ITC Grand Maratha Sheraton.
MATT MORAN OPENS CHISWICK AT THE GALLERY (SYDNEY)
Chef and restaurateur, Matt Moran, is set to bring his much-admired CHISWICK restaurant into the heart of Sydney, a short five-minute stroll from Macquarie Street, at the Art Gallery of NSW with CHISWICK at the Gallery launching October 25. As with the popular Woollahra outpost, CHISWICK at the Gallery, a 125-seat restaurant at the eastern end of the Entrance Court with striking views across the Royal Botanic Gardens to Sydney Harbour, will feature the best produce and drinks mostly from regional NSW including lamb from Matt’s own farm. CHISWICK at the Gallery’s menu takes cues from its Woollahra sibling, but also has its own unique personality crafted by head chef, Laura Baratto. Laura, who has worked in both ARIA and CHISWICK kitchens for eight years, has pulled together a menu perfect for sharing among groups, with a focus, this season, on the best spring can deliver. Shared dishes including roast chicken with cos, sugar snaps and lemon, or Moran’s family lamb shoulder with smoked eggplant and mint salsa, are carefully crafted with fresh, elegant simplicity. Desserts such as watermelon, strawberries and strawberry ice-cream are a fitting finale. Diners can also choose to sit at the bar or communal table for a glass of wine and a light bite. Weekend brunches will also kick-off later in the year. For more information visit www.chiswickrestaurant.com.au/gallery/news-and-events
STREETSMART OFFERS DINESMART CAMPAIGN
From 10th November to 21st December, StreetSmart Australia will be encouraging guests who dine at their many restaurant partners to add $2 onto their bill to assist people living on the streets as well as a number of grassroots movements during this Christmas period. Last year, DineSmart raised $445,921 and funded 19 grassroots projects. At many of the participating restaurants, over 100% of patrons contribute towards DineSmart and often donate extra. It comes down to people wanting to assist, with DineSmart being an easy way to support smaller organisations nearby to participating restaurants that struggle with funding. Participating restaurants include China Lane, The Apollo, Cho Cho San, Bishop Sessa, Bloodwood, Cafe Sydney, Fix St James and Longrain.
For a full list of participating restaurants visit http://www.streetsmartaustralia.org/findrestaurant
THE GROUNDS BY THE SEA AND ALMOND BREEZE (SYDNEY)
The Grounds of Alexandria is taking a trip to the seaside for a limited time only. Joining forces with the annual Sculptures by the Sea spectacle, the team behind the hugely popular venue are set to open The Grounds by the Sea Pop-Up Eatery from October 23 to November 9. Almond Breeze is teaming up with The Grounds of Alexandria for this pop up. Almond Breeze Barista Blend coffees and the delicious ‘Almond SeaBreeze Ice Chocolate’ will be available daily, complementing the seed-to-plate theme of the menu. Set in a cosy coastal cottage, The Grounds by the Sea will offer a pop up eatery like no other. Visitors can enjoy a selection of coffees, juices and delicious menu options whilst gazing out over the stunning waters of Sydney’s east coast. Working with Giddy Up construction, The Grounds will construct a weather worn but homely cottage offering a much welcome rest stop for those enjoying the bracing coastal walk and innovative sculpture installations. The Grounds by the Sea it is the only installation of its kind, and will only be erected for the 19 days - so don't miss out!
VINO PARADISO INTERNATIONAL WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL (SYDNEY)
The inaugural Vino Paradiso international wine and food festival is fast approaching and Australia’s most influential wine and food authorities are set to descend on Australian Technology Park for three days of serious fun this October 31 – November 2. Vino Paradiso is set to provide an unparalleled opportunity for Australian wine and food enthusiasts to enjoy, interact and engage with over 120 of the best Australian and international wine, food, craft beer, cider and spirit producers. Other activities part of Vino Paradiso include the VP Masters program – a series of progressive master classes hosted by the Vino Paradiso Tastemakers, including Darren Robertson from Sydney’s Three Blue Ducks and co-host of Network Ten’s Recipe to Riches; grape crushing; a design savvy lounge bar called Paradise Park; the opportunity to participate in a treasure hunt and win a bottle of wine from every exhibitor taking part in the festival; live artists creating artworks inspired by Vino Paradiso which will be auctioned off with funds going to YGAP and a line up of DJs and performers who will set the scene for a whole lot of fun. For more information visit www.vinoparadiso.com.au
EAST PHOENIX OPENS (SYDNEY)
East Phoenix is the latest addition to Sydney’s thriving food sector. The restaurant welcomes Sydney diners to an authentic yum-cha and a la carte dining experience with a prestigious up-market edge. With five other successful restaurants currently running across Sydney’s main suburbs, Phoenix prides itself in creating only the best authentic tastes of China with its traditional dishes. With a separate head chef for yum-cha and a la carte, each culinary artist brings years of experience and specialisation to produce the best quality dishes. The famous Peking duck dish served with pancakes and finished with a mouth-watering hoisin sauce as well as Phoenix’s fresh seafood choices for mains surely will not disappoint. Abalone braised in oyster sauce, diced chicken with cashew nut in bird’s nest, pork belly hot pot and sautéed scallops are only the start to some of the sensational dishes to be offered, each cooked to a style of choice with a wide selection of sauces. The restaurant interior design is also something to be admired, full of curved timber designs with a central modern bar as the focal point and private dining rooms lined with glass walls and lace that cater group of 10 – 500 guests. East Phoenix opened its doors October 27 and can be hired out for corporate functions, product launches and birthday celebrations. Visit www.eastphoenix.com.au for more details
ABOUTLIFE SURRY HILLS (SYDNEY)
Australia’s fastest growing holistic lifestyle hub, Aboutlife, is launching its fifth store in on of Sydney’s most prominent culinary precincts, Surry Hills. It will be open from October 24 onwards. Located at Shop 1, 285a Crown Street, Aboutlife Surry Hills will continue its offering as a one stop wholefood supermarket for natural products, and wholefood nutrition for the whole family. Following on from the recent successes of the flagship Double Bay store which opened in June, along with existing Rozelle, Cammeray and Bondi marketplaces, Aboutlife Surry Hills will provide the local community and surrounds with healthy and organic living easy products, as well as supplying the widest selection of organic and chemical free product in Sydney. The Surry Hills store will feature a wholefood supermarket, a superfood quarter including a ‘help yourself bar’ featuring much loved items such as the paleo salad bar, raw pizzas, naked burritos and nourishing hot pot counter and the grab’n’go fridges with a selection of juices, smoothies, lunch packs and sugar-free and raw treats packed with superfoods.
Inspiration artist, Matteo Charles, will be painting live at Aboutlife Surry Hills on Saturday 1st November and again on Sunday 9th November, with guests given a chance to win of Matteo's exclusive works through a social media competition on the day
Head to http://aboutlife.com.au/store/ for more information.
SOUTH MELBOURNE MARKETS MOVE TO BAN SALE OF CAGED EGGS
In support of humane food production, the South Melbourne Market and their traders will ban the sale of all cages eggs with the 'We Care about the Chicken and the Egg' campaign. From December 1st, the South Melbourne Market traders will not be selling eggs that have been sources from hens housed in cages (this includes any eggs used in restaurants and cafés).
Additionally, traders will be required to clearly label ‘bird densities’ as well as identify products as barn-laid, free-range or organic. Customers will therefore be informed to make their purchase decision based on price; category including barn-laid, free-range and organic; and hen stocking densities. While the concept of ‘bird density’ may yet be unknown to some shoppers, it has been identified by the Market as one of the ways to convey to customers the potential quality of free-range systems.
FREE NARNIE DAY AT THREE WILLIAMS (SYDNEY)
Three Williams is gearing up for a free narnie day at the cafe early next year, and it’s the talk of the town. However, there is a little catch. The free narnie day will not go ahead unless Three Williams can get 5,000 Instagram followers. To help everyone partake in having a free mouth-watering narnie, follow @ThreeWilliamsCafe by heading to http://instagram.com/threewilliamscafe, or search #FreeWilliams.
OVI HYDRATION LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA
OVI Hydration has launched in Australia – offering healthier hydration that Australians will love. OVI Hydration is a delicious infusion of water, fruit juice, natural flavours, honey and natural minerals with antioxidants from green tea, designed to hydrate and help Aussies’ get the most out of every day. OVI Hydration was created in response to a strong consumer desire for beverages that promise hydration with a lower sugar content and no artificial ingredients, without any compromise on flavour and taste. Offering a simple balance of hydration and great taste for people with busy, on the go lifestyles, OVI Hydration replenishes the body with important natural minerals and antioxidants, while still offering a refreshing taste that people will love. The range is available to buy now in supermarkets and convenience stores across the country.
ASAHI SUPER DRY EXTRA COLD BAR (SYDNEY)
Sydney’s most discerning beer drinkers, together with the country’s biggest celebrity and social influencers gathered to celebrate the official launch of the Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar as it opened its doors for the first time, last night. Already a huge success in other parts of the world including Japan and Korea, the opening of the first-ever Australian Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar allowed guests to experience Asahi Super Dry and Super Dry Black served to absolute scientific perfection – poured fresh and at subzero temperatures – before anyone else. Proving this is one bar not-to-be-missed this summer, Australian pro surfer Layne Beachley, rock star husband Kirk Pengilly and NRL veteran Nathan Hindmarsh were among the many who turned out to celebrate the grand opening. The perfect place for after work, lunch time or celebratory drinks this summer, the Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar opens to the general public October 24 and will remain until January 23. Opening hours are from 4pm-10pm Monday – Wednesday and 12pm- 10pm Thursday – Saturday. For further information please visit http://www.asahibeer.com.au
THE STAR BRINGS BACK THE SKY TERRACE FOR SUMMER (SYDNEY)
Using it's stunning view to our full advantage, The Star will be opening the doors yet again to the Sky Terrace to all Sydney-siders. With the harbour and the city skyline as it's background, The Sky Terrace will be offering up their expert bartenders who will be mixing up a range of cocktails alongside wines, beers, spirits, and soft drinks. Bar food options will also be a big reason to come up here, with everything from Spiced Corn Chips to Philly Cheese Steaks to Sushi available. What's more is that each week The Star's signature chefs will each host a pop-up dining experience on the Sky Terrace. These include chefs from Balla, Black by Ezard, Sokyo, Fat Noodle, and Momofuku Seiobo.
The line up of musical talent will also be a big focus here, with everything from hip hop and soul to electronica set to soundtrack that stunning view.
Thursday to Sunday - 5pm till late
MODUS OPERANDI BREWING CO RECEIVES AWARDS (SYDNEY)
Sydney small craft brewery, Modus Operandi Brewing Co, dominated the inaugural Craft Beer Industry Association (CBIA) Craft Beer Awards held at the Giant Dwarf Theatre, Sydney, taking out four of the eleven awards. As well as being deemed Labelmakers Champion Amber/Dark Ale, Beer and Brewer Champion IPA and Hopco Champion Small Brewery, they were also bestowed with the ultimate award of the Kegstar Champion Australian Craft Beer, an impressive effort for this Mona Vale brewery which only launched in July this year. For more information, head to http://www.australiancraftbeer.org.au/
DISARONNO TERRACE SYDNEY ANNOUNCES MORE LIVE ACTS (SYDNEY)
The popular weekly event at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is in full swing now that it's recent launch kicked things off in a big way. With live acts pouring into the venue, the event is looking forward to hosting top Sydney acoustic musician Duan & Only this Sunday 2 November 2014 at DISARONNO Terrace Sydney, the Manly singer-songwriter known for his mix of soulful vocals and reggae, R&B, roots and soulectro. Also, DJ Minx- one of Australia’s top female DJs will be playing the week after on Sunday 9 November.
Disaronno Terrace is being held on Sundays from 2- 6pm until the end of November, where Sydneysiders can enjoy the ultimate ‘international Sunday session’ on Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel Top Deck with classic Disaronno Sour cocktails,
delicious Italian treats and summer time beats.
ELECTRO SWING (PERTH)
Have you heard of Electro Swing yet? The sounds of the 1920s - 1940s fused with contemporary electronica with glamorous events to boot. Others would say the sounds of the bygone era frozen and melted into the 21st century combined with the dance sounds of today. Perth is about to embark on a 1920s phenomena experience that has already hit Europe and America by storm and finally lands straight in the heart of the city at The Ellington Jazz Club, Beaufort St, Perth. Electro Swing Club international is the original and the largest network of Electro Swing Clubs in the world with over 18 clubs on three different continents. ESC's remit and reputation is built on breaking the freshest and most exciting DJs, bands and dancers on the now internationally recognised ES scene and entertains over a quarter of a million club goers per year, a figure that expands on a monthly basis. Pashmount Music Record Label has formed to release the music from these clubs as well as other compilations and artists, check below for links to the music. We are also looking for new Electro Swing producers in Australia for our next compilation this year. Check out http://www.electroswingclub.com/perth.html for more, or take a look at their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1439169886347875/
As demand for whisky surges, Suntory, the four times awarded Distiller of the Year, is now launching the original Japanese favourite Suntory Whisky Kakubin into Australia. Literally translated as “square bottle” in Japanese, Suntory Whisky Kakubin is credited for igniting the recent highball craze in Japan, which cultivated a new generation of whisky drinkers. Now available in Australia, Suntory Whisky Kakubin will provide consumers with an accessible yet premium Japanese whisky. Suntory Whisky Kakubin first launched in 1937 and has since become the drink of choice for numerous consumers across Japan. Served in a ‘highball’ glass packed with ice, a squeeze of lemon and soda water, the Kakubin highball offers a refreshing alternative to beer and wine. Suntory Whisky Kakubin is now available at bars and liquor stores around Australia. With a RRP of $48, it is sure to be popular as a unique and versatile whisky. For more information about Suntory Whisky Kakubin, please visit http://www.suntory.com.au/
BALVENIE CRAFT POP-UP BAR IN SYDNEY (SYDNEY)
Serving a a Museum of Craft, The Balvenie craft bar will be popping up in Sydney briefly to celebrate fine Australia craftmanship and the world's most handcrafted single malt Scotch whisky - the namesake for the bar. Guests will be able to admire the handy work of twelve different craftspeople - from guitar makers to book binders - displaying various skills in a shared public space while the luxuriously smooth Balvenie range is available at the bar. Music will also be a unique point at this bar, as sounds from handmade instruments will be filling the bar with character.
The bar will be running from Monday 17th November to Thursday 20th November between 4pm and 6pm each day. The location will be Zenith Interiors (Lansdowne St entrance, corner of Lansdowne St and Marlborough St, Surry Hills).
THE NEW COLLAROY HOTEL (SYDNEY)
Forget everything you might have known about the establishment that once stood in its place, The Collaroy Hotel is a fresh new entity, owned and run by new management, new staff, and with an exciting new look and feel. Not just a lunchtime quick-stop, not just an after work watering hole, not even just a family dinner outing – the new community-centric pub has something for everyone. Northern Beaches, meet your favourite new local. At street level, glimpses of what’s in store at the new Collaroy can be caught through the large-scale windows in the historic façade… rotating plantation fans, lush tropical greenery, and bespoke furniture all designed with a relaxed yet playful coastal twist. Check out http://www.collaroyhotel.com.au/ for more info.
STILLERY AND STOCKROOM POP-UPS – DOUBLE BAY STREET FESTIVAL (SYDNEY)
InterContinental Sydney Double Bay will reveal its Stillery gin bar and Stockroom destination restaurant by way of a pop-up, bringing the first floor offerings out into the street and recreating them in the hotel’s porte-cochere and entranceway. Festival-goers will have the chance to sample a tasting selection of creative gin-based cocktails from Stillery and dishes from Stockroom. Look out for these pop-ups on November 2.
GOLDEN AGE CINEMA & BAR (SYDNEY)
Golden Age Cinema & Bar is well and truly in the swing of spring with a new program set to thrill audiences and bar-goers alike. Whether it’s for fear or beer, get ready for some spooky Halloween frights, Craft Beer Week delights and as always, good old fashioned service that is all treat, no tricks. Nobody does Halloween like Hollywood, so get some great costume inspiration from films with memorable Halloween scenes: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scream and Mean Girls. Then dress to the nines as a ghost with the most for Golden Age’s Beetlejuice themed Halloween party. Sydney Craft Beer Week 2014 has inspired Golden Age to share a drink with some of the booziest dudes in cinema. Grab a cold glass of beer from the bar and head in to the cinema for Wake in Fright, From Dusk till Dawn, The Big Lebowski, and Drinking Buddies. For a full run down, head to http://www.ourgoldenage.com.au/
FASHION & CULTURE
KYLIE KWONG ANNOUNCED AS FURI KNIVES' NEW AMBASSADOR
Australia’s leading innovator of professional kitchen knives and sharpeners, Furi, has announced that Kylie Kwong will be the brand’s ambassador. The highly celebrated chef, best known for her Sydney restaurant Billy Kwong, puts her stamp on Furi by stating “Anyone who knows me understands my love of good design and practicality. Enter Füri. Sharp, perfectly balanced and with an innovative handle that makes knife work so much easier, I now only use Füri in the kitchen.”
With a presence in Australia and abroad, Füri designs and manufactures high quality and high performance tools for both professional chefs and passionate home cooks. Füri, with its innovative wedge-shaped handle that reduces hand fatigue, has won respect and popularity around the world for its exceptional performance, durability and comfort.
Also joining the ranks as ambassador is Mark Henry, acclaimed international entrepreneur and the brand’s original owner and architect. Mark brings a wealth of technical knowledge to the table and will continue to ensure Füri is meeting the highest industry standards and informing future product development.
Next month, Füri is re-launching its knife range in Australia with improved quality, sleek packaging and new Australian-designed, compact knife block sets.
IMB SUNSET CINEMA (SYDNEY)
IMB Sunset Cinema is launching its 2014/2015 season at a brand new location. Western Sydney’s first outdoor cinema event is debuting on November 7 at Lizard Log Amphitheatre, Western Sydney Parklands. Screening from the November 7 through to the December 6, three nights per week, the IMB Sunset Cinema offers its’ guests an entertaining mix of blockbusters and cult classics, as well as live music, beanbags, gourmet food and a fully licensed bar - it’s more than just a movie night, it’s a festival! Opening night takes place on November 7, with an exclusive Australia-first screening of What If, the hilarious romantic comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe. As part of the Opening Night festivities Sabrina Batshon, one of the most popular finalists from The Voice 2014, will kick off the season with a live performance. Tickets are on sale now at www.sunsetcinema.com.au/westernsydney
Ganton, one of Australia’s most-loved specialist shirt makers is turning 40 and to celebrate are holding a search to find the real Ganton Man, or Ganton Men rather, one for each of Ganton’s collections – Black Label, Purple Label, Orange Label, and Bespoke. Ganton are encouraging men from all walks of life to enter, by simply nominating the label that they think best suits them. Four finalists will win themselves a YEAR’S SUPPLY of Ganton shirts, with the major prize winner also take home a Shirt Bar Styling Session ($250), Without Prejudice Suit ($900), Accessories to Match ($250), a night at the QT Hotel in Sydney + Dinner at Gowings Bar & Grill ($600) and a 12 Month Modelling Contract with Wink Models. Friends, family and partners are also encouraged to enter any gentlemen in their lives that they think deserve the honour of being a Ganton Man, with successful nominators scoring a $400 voucher for Shirt Bar in Sydney’s CBD. The competition ends on the October 31 and winners will be announced on the 10th November. Although there is not long left to enter the competition, Ganton will continue celebrating our 40 years of success until the end of the year. For further information, head to www.gantonman.com.au
EAST VILLAGE MARKET DAY (SYDNEY)
East Village is an exciting new urban marketplace and entertainment precinct opening in Zetland. This one of a kind revolutionary retail and lifestyle experience has been inspired by some of the worlds’ leading urban market places. The beautifully designed space will incorporate a full line ‘new generation’ Coles supermarket concept store; Virgin Active Health Club; Audi Australia showroom, office and service centre; My Health Medical Centre, a child care facility and an exciting specialty retail mix including artisan stores, fresh food, health & lifestyle, daily service needs, cafes and restaurants such as Colins Butchery, Taste Growers Market, Taste Baguette and East Phoenix, to name a few. In celebration of the opening East Village will host a weekend Market Day to showcase the precincts offerings. Happy to send through a full schedule of events however in short there will be opportunities for guests to interact and enjoy all on offer including live cooking demonstrations from ex. My Kitchen Rules Contestants, plant for happiness stations whereby children can learn to plant their own seedlings, yoga demonstrations, butchery demonstrations by Collin the Butcher, Cook for Kids demonstrations hosted by the Lifestart Foundation, a Gadigal performance and community group performances throughout the space in attrition to Insta-tee social media cutest dog contests and samplings from all retailers.
ELVIS BUSKERS AND ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DANCERS
Think you’ve got what it takes to shake, rattle and roll your way to stardom at the 2015 Parkes Elvis Festival in January? Then hurry and get yourself registered for the Festival’s Busking competition and the McDonald’s Rock ’n’ Roll Dancing competition. You’ve picked out the perfect sunglasses, you’ve got the rings and the bejewelled cape, you’ve been working on your perfect Presley pout in the mirror, the only thing left to do now is make sure you’re registered! Each year, talented buskers line Clarinda Street in Parkes to croon to the crowd and compete for the title of the 2015 Parkes Elvis Festival Best Busker. This year, buskers will not only get to sing and dance their way along Clarinda Street, they’ll also have the chance to take a star turn on the new Memphis Satellite Stage in the CBD Festival Boulevard, showing off their smooth moves for adoring fans. This year, buskers will not only get to sing and dance their way along Clarinda Street, they’ll also have the chance to take a star turn on the new Memphis Satellite Stage in the CBD Festival Boulevard, showing off their smooth moves for adoring fans. To register for the busking competition, head to http://www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au/event/busking-2/. To register for the Dancing competition, head to http://www.parkeselvisfestival.com.au/event/rocknroll-dance/.
END OF THE LINE FESTIVAL (BRISBANE)
Woolloongabba’s first-ever street festival, The End of the Line Festival presented by SOUTH/CITY/SQ is part of the official program free G20 Cultural Celebrations, this unique festival is sure to impress come Saturday, 8 November from 10am-10pm with a full day of entertainment, including over 20 live performances. Held in Woolloongabba’s Village Precinct between Logan Road and Jurgens Street, the Festival program reflects the diversity of the area.
With non-stop music and entertainment from bedroom beats to feel-good funk, full use of the area's popular dining precinct, market stalls, and historical displays, this street-festival will be as educational as it is entertaining.
The End Of The Line Festival
10am-10pm, Saturday November 8, 2014
Woolloongabba Precinct, Woolloongabba
ETSY POP-UP MARKETS (SYDNEY, MELBOURNE, PERTH, ADELAIDE)
Australia’s favourite online marketplace, Etsy.com is making Christmas shopping easier and more enjoyable this year with the launch of its first-ever Australian pop up series – a roadshow of events connecting shoppers with local Etsy sellers and bespoke, one-of-a-kind gift ideas. Taking place throughout November and December, Etsy.com is set to transform five capital cities: Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth, into a series of trading hotspots. Local jewellery, art, fashion, vintage and homewares designers and artisans will for the first time, have the opportunity to meet with buyers and sell their unique and rare designs, in person. The move to take Etsy.com offline and into the city streets comes from an overwhelming response to the brand’s most recent research report, which found more than half of the population (58%) label themselves as ‘thoughtful gift givers’ with a further 36% admitting they often go to great lengths to ensure they purchase the perfect present. For more information about the Etsy Pop-up marketplace visit www.etsy.com
HYUNDAI - SCULPTURES BY THE SEA (SYDNEY)
Hyundai celebrates its fourth year as a major partner of one of Sydney's most loved events, Sculpture by the Sea, and will see the brand again provide its popular complimentary chauffer service for visitors to the exhibition. The exhibition provides a perfect synergy to the Hyundai brand whose design ethos is ‘Fluidic Sculpture’. Just like the impressive and striking art on display, Hyundai’s vehicles with their finely formed design presence, demand attention. This year will see Hyundai showcase a fleet of the 2015 Santa Fe SUVs to transport patrons between the exhibition start and finish locations in Bondi and Tamarama. All vehicles will have booster seats and baby capsules available to assist the many parents with small children who visit the 18-day long exhibition, and who appreciate the ease and convenience of the complimentary service. The Hyundai Santa Fe Courtesy Fleet will operate on Saturdays and Sundays during the exhibition from 10am-5pm. Collection points are located at the bus stop on Tamarama Marine Drive at Tamarama Beach, and the end of Notts Avenue at Bondi Beach. For more information on the 2015 Santa Fe visit www.hyundai.com.au