Now that restrictions are behind us, there are some great local events coming up on the calendar – Priscilla is coming to town, plus there’s unique markets another dazzling stage show, an Italian cooking day and our favourite sunset drinks at the Coal Loader. We’ll keep adding to the list!

Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Concourse Chatswood

If you love the nightlife and shaking your groove thing, get set for the glittering, dazzling, super fun, loud, proud musical version of Australia’s much-loved Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Already the most successful homegrown musical, it’s now returning to the Sydney stage for a limited season at The Concourse, Chatswood from May 15 to 30. And you don’t want to miss it!!

Presented by award-winning Sydney group, Willoughby Theatre Company, the iconic glitter-filled show features a dazzling array of more than 1000 costume pieces, almost 100 headdresses and a nonstop parade of some of the biggest dance-floor hits of all time including It’s Raining Men, I Will Survive, Go West, Colour My World, Boogie Wonderland, I Love the Nightlife, Finally, a medley of Kylie classics and many more.

Based on the Oscar-winning film, Priscilla is the hilarious adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus bound for Alice Springs to put on the show of a lifetime. Their epic journey is a heart-warming story of self-discovery, sassiness and acceptance.

At the heart of the show’s design is the big pink bus. It’s a showstopping set piece that has had audiences internationally cheering as it makes its grand entrance, and this production is set to bring the iconic moment to life in a fresh and stunning way.

Director Adam Haynes says: “We can’t wait for audiences to see the spectacular designs, including the bus which we know will create an impact from the moment it arrives on the Concourse stage.”

When: May 15 to 30
Where: The Concourse Chatswood
Cost: unior 17 & Under $56.50; Adult 18 & Over $67.50; Pensioner/Student $62.50
Website: https://www.willoughbytheatreco.com.au/on-show-book-tickets/priscilla-queen-of-the-desert-the-musical

Sunset Sessions are Back at the Coal Loader

Coal Loader
Image: The Coal Loader

Do you remember getting excited about Sunset Sessions at the Coal Loader Platform before they were indefinitely put on hold? Well, not anymore! The event is back on and one to check out every first Sunday of the month until June from 1pm to 8pm – so don’t forget to mark your calendars. The next session is on May 2 so you won’t have to wait too long to grab the picnic rug and enjoy drinking sustainable gin and locally brewed beer, as well as live music. Don’t forget to bring your phone to sign in and order from the bar app – there’s only electronic table service available at the event.

When: May 2 (and every first Sunday of the month)
Where: The Coal Loader, Balls Head Rd Waverton
Cost: Free!
Website: https://www.northsydney.nsw.gov.au/Environment_Waste/The_Coal_Loader/Coal_Loader_Events/Sunset_Sessions_Pop-Up_Bar

Sundays in the Garden at Eryldene

Enjoy live music, tea and homemade cakes in the beautiful gardens of Eryldene in Gordon from 10 am to 4pm. Tea and homemade cakes available from the Eryldene Cafe throughout the day. Specialty CWA Jam Stall on the 30th of May. Book for Sunday, May 23rd or Sunday’ May 30th 2021 at  Eventbrite
Live musical performances in the Eryldene garden every Sunday in May at 11am.

30th May: Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra Strings and Wind Ensembles.

When: Sundays in May
Where: Eryldene Historic House and Garden (17 McIntosh Street Gordon)
Website: https://eryldene.org.au/pages/display/calendar

A Day In Italy, NORTHS Cammeray

While we can’t exactly have a Roman holiday right now, we can experience a day of authentic Italian cuisine, music, cooking classes and revelry at Norths Cammeray. YouTube sensation, Vincenzo Prosperi, is the creator of Vincenzo’s Plate – teaching the world one video recipe at a time. He will host this exclusive event for one day only. Start with Aperol Spritz on arrival, dive into a live pasta making class (no doubt he will remind you not to put cream in carbonara), enjoy live Italian music and settle into a 3 course Italian lunch designed by the man himself. Bellissimo!

When: Sunday May 30 , 12pm
Where: Norths Cammeray
Cost: $135
Website: https://norths.com.au/events/a-day-in-italy/

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