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What’s on in Sydney & Melbourne - February 2015

Ben and Jerry’s Open Air Cinema- Sydney

22nd Jan- 1st March.

Grab a picnic blanket and head outside to the Ben and Jerry's open air cinema which is open throughout the summer season. Based at Bondi Pavilion, it's the perfect spot to spend a summer evening.

Showing a different film every night from new releases such as American Sniper to old classics like Dirty Dancing, there is something for everyone.

If you want to keep it cheap you can bring your own picnic blanket (prices from $19pp) or upgrade to a bean lounger 'Polo Class' (from $27pp).

Sunday's here are known as 'Sundae Sessions' with live music from 5.00pm and FREE Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream for everyone. Food stalls and a licenced bar are available at every screening.

Tickets are already selling fast so you’ll need to get in there ASAP. You can book tickets and see what’s on at: http://openaircinemas.com.au/sydney/home


White Night Cultural Festival– Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria

21st Feb- evening.

Influenced through Paris’ Nuit Blanche and other White Night events, White Night Melbourne is one of Australia’s most inspirational events and will commence on Saturday 21st February 2015. Both FREE and ticketed entertainment is available and includes works from Europe, India and Australia.

The culture and art festival will be starting at 7pm and running until all the way through the night until 7am the following day.

Visitors can part take in all forms of cultural experiences such as art exhibitions, illuminations, theatrical events, as well and film and music events. There will also be something for the foodies with some special culinary events.

There is something for everyone at this one night event based in Australian's cultural capital.

You can see all events and tickets at: http://whitenightmelbourne.com.au/


Valentine’s Day Cupids Undie Run- Sydney

14th Feb.

Looking for something different to do with your other half on Valentine’s day or don’t have a date? Celebrate Valentine’s day by contributing to an extremely well worth cause while strutting your stuff in your undies.

Cupids Undie Run is a 1.5km run/jog/walk through the rocks on Valentine’s day to raise money for Children’s Tumour Foundation Australia.

Cupids Undie run is the worlds largest underwear run and last year a massive $2.8 Million was raised across 30 cities for the cause. 

It kicks off at 1pm at Bar 100, the Rocks and the run starts at 2pm around the rocks and there will be celebration drinks and awards at Bar 100 afterwards.

You can register and get more info at: http://www.cupidsundierun.com.au/cities/sydney/

The average tax refund Down Under is AU$2600


Chinese New Year Festival 2015- Sydney

13th Feb - 1st March.

The Chinese New Year Festival kicks off on the 13th of Feb with a Festival Launch at Dawes point.

Over the following 2 weeks Sydney will be host to many events spread across the city such as;

Dragon Boat racing will be taking place at Cockle bay on the 28th Feb and 1st March and is not to be missed. See the professionals battle it out in the impressive hand painted dragon boats which is a 2,000 year old Chinese traditional event.  

Chinese lantern Carnival will take place at darling harbour between 19th-22nd Feb. The harbour will be light up with the impressive colourful, handmade lanterns with food and entertainment everywhere such as hands-on lantern making stations, various workshops, Chinese acrobatics, traditional Chinese instruments, Kungfu shows and all the delicious Asian cuisine you could ask for.

Twilight Parade which lights up the city on the 22nd Feb with over 3,000 performers. The parade starts at Town Hall and makes its way down George Street, through Chinatown and finishes up outside the Sydney Entertainment Centre with a special Chinese New Year fireworks display around Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Harbour.

The display is something not to be missed, best of all, these are just some of 80 FREE events happening all over Sydney. You can see all the events and dates at: http://www.sydneychinesenewyear.com

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

27th Feb- 15th March.

February marks the start of the famous Melbourne food and wine festival with numerous events spread across the culture capital of Australia.

There are a range of Free and priced events available throughout the festival where you will find something for everyone, young, old and families.

You can expect delights from the best chefs and restaurants to be on display along with the wines form the country’s top vineyards.

Tickets are always in high demand for the most popular events so it is best to get in early, you can get them at: http://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/


Future Music Festival- Sydney

28th Feb.

Future Music festival returns to Sydney this February, with a huge line up. It’ll be held at Randwick Racecourse on Saturday 28th Feb and tickets start from $149 for general admission. More premium tickets options are available.

The line-up is better than ever with performances from Avicii, Drake, The Prodigy, Afrojack, Example, Nero and many more will make this an unforgettable day.

Tickets are in high demand, you can check out your options at: https://www.facebook.com/futuremusicfestival

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