What’s On

thai

This truly funny theatre production about being stuck with the most embarrassing family in existence. Imagine if you could make a fresh start … Albert (Lengy) Lengviriyakul is the son of Thai immigrants who own a restaurant called Thai-riffic! (sooooo embarrassing). Lengy is about to start high school and is desperate to transform his image. Adapted from Oliver Phommavanh’s best-selling novel, this hilarious and heartfelt play about acceptance will have you laughing out loud. It is great for all the family. Definitely worth heading to Darling Quarter to see it!

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The Scandinavian Film Festival is a highly anticipated event on the festival calendar, celebrating the best films from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland. Visit the website for full details.

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Bondi Winter Magic is back for 2017. For the first time in history, the Bondi Eye, a 32 metre high ferris wheel, will give visitors a birds eye view of the iconic beach during the annual Bondi Winter Magic program. For the whole month of July, Bondi Beach will come alive with art, entertainment, food, music, culture, history and the famous, one and only beach ice-skating rink. The spectacular month long winter festival kicks off on the 30 June till the 30 July. Last year attracting an estimated 60,000 visitors to the area. The much loved highlight of Sydney in winter is the outdoor beachside ice-rink. Skate in the sunshine or under the stars whilst listening to the waves crashing on the beach.

Sydney’s favourite indie pop-up winter festival Bondi Feast is back – bigger and better than ever with 40 shows and 158 artists over a two week period at the iconic Bondi Pavilion. Hosted by Waverley Council, the Pavilion will come alive with the best of comedy, theatre, music, visual arts and food from 18-29 July to help Sydneysiders shake off those winter blues. Artists from all over Australia will fill every corner of the famous venue on five stages for ten unforgettable nights.

wonder woman

Wonder Woman hits movie theaters on 1 June when gorgeous Gal Gadot returns as the title character in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (“Monster,” AMC’s “The Killing”). Joining Gadot in the international cast are Chris Pine (the “Star Trek” films), Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Netflix’s “House of Cards”), Danny Huston (“Clash of the Titans,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), David Thewlis (the “Harry Potter” films, “The Theory of Everything”), Connie Nielsen (Fox’s “The Following,” “Gladiator”), Elena Anaya (“The Skin I Live In”), Ewen Bremner (“Exodus: Gods and Kings,” “Snowpiercer”), Lucy Davis (“Shaun of the Dead,” FX’s “Better Things”), Lisa Loven Kongsli (upcoming “Ashes in the Snow”), Eugene Brave Rock (AMC’s “Hell on Wheels”) and Saïd Taghmaoui (“American Hustle”).

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her home, convinced she can stop the threat. Fighting alongside man in a war to end all wars, Diana will discover her full powers…and her true destiny. OMG, what a film! Hold on to your hats because this is one action-packed movie that will have you on the edge of your seats. And it is glorious to see Gal Gadot in a variety of stylish outfits of the period and then in current times. We loved her and the movie. Gal is captivating.

Titanic

The world’s most famous ill-fated ship comes alive with artefacts and interactive recreations with “The largest and undoubtedly the most comprehensive Titanic Exhibition in the world” – Perth Now.

Titanic The Exhibition unravels the mystery of the unforgettable tale of RMS Titanic’s first and final deadly voyage in a thrilling self-guided tour.

Families and fans can re-live the opulence and tragedy of the world’s most famous ill-fated voyage through dramatic room recreations, 100-year-old artefacts and hands-on activities.

Titanic The Exhibition features over 375 artefacts taken directly from the pre-sinking Titanic and her nearly identical sister ship Olympic, providing a rare opportunity to view the grand Titanic as she was before falling to her watery grave. Rare artefacts were removed from Titanic before she sailed to New York, and a lucky few pieces survived the disaster secured in the coat pockets of those rescued. Original props and set pieces from James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster film Titanic are also on display, including a recreation of the famous “Heart of the Ocean” diamond necklace.

This all-sensory exhibition experience transports visitors back to 1912 to absorb the sights, sounds and smells of opulent and excessive luxury steamship travel. Titanic was the largest and most luxurious ship of its time, and visitors will learn of the ships’ place in history from her conception and construction to that unforgettable day of disaster.

Each entry to the exhibition is completely unique, as every visitor will receive a Boarding Pass that contains the personal information of an actual First, Second or Third Class passenger.  Visitors are encouraged to feel connected to the passengers’ journey by learning about their background and life onboard. The experience culminates in the Memorial Gallery, where visitors learn of their chosen passenger’s fate on the cold early morning of 15 April, 1912.

“Everyone can relate to someone on Titanic and the story of her voyage still resonates all over the world,” said Tom Zaller, President/CEO of Imagine Exhibitions Pte. Ltd. “This particular exhibition, that will appeal to all ages, immerses the visitor in the moving tale of Titanic’s voyage at every part of her journey – allowing visitors to experience the sights, sounds and stories as if they were on the ship.”

The Byron Kennedy Hall is itself an artefact of 1920’s charm and style, precisely complimenting that of Titanic’s 1920s England.

An education kit for Titanic The Exhibition will be available to download from www.titanictheexhibition.com.au.

History is alive again in the stunning, informative and heartbreaking Titanic The Exhibition, opening Saturday 8 April at The Byron Kennedy Hall, The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park.

It gave us a whole new perspective and appreciation for the ship and what happened.