Yes it's hot and yes we know most of you are about to embark on a dry February after all that Australia Day long weekend drinking. Couldn't keep the health kick you signed on for as your new years resolution? We predicted as much. This month to help you through, we've found a bunch of activities to make February great. Go along with friends, loved ones or even just solo.
WHERE: Blue Mountains Katoomba Street, Katoomba NSW
WHEN: Friday 2nd February - Tuesday 27th February
Pull out those feathers and slap on those fishnets, it's time to take a ride back to the Roaring 20s in Katoomba where you will be transported back to the jazz scene of the 1920, accompanied by high teas and grand balls. Plenty of events to check out throughout the month.
EVENT: Surry Hills Markets
WHERE: Shannon Reserve Crown Street, Surry Hills
WHEN: Every First Saturday of the Month (Saturday 3rd February)
Surry Hills is the home of hip in Sydney. With 60+ stalls, find some great deals at this casual affair where you can rummage through vintage threads, people's junk* and local designer brands and pick up some delicious bites along the way.
*By Junk we mean you'll probably find some amazing treasures.
WHERE: Belvedere Amphitheatre, Centennial Park Corner. Loch & Broome Avenues, Paddington
WHEN: Friday 9th February
Spice up you life with this sing-a-long session of the Spice World movie in an open air cinema. What more could a girl ask for?
WHERE: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia 140 George Street, The Rocks
WHEN: Friday 9th February, 6:30pm
Pipilotti Rist is a pioneer of experimental video art and multimedia installations. Her presented work at the current MCA exhibit deals with themes of fear and embarrassment and the potentially liberating effects of enjoying art in the nude. Whether you've been already, or going for the first time, you'll be bound to get a new perspective on the exhibition Pipilotti Rist: Sip my Ocean by viewing it in the nude. By removing the material barriers between artist and audience for an evening naturist tour you'll be engaged somehow or another. The tour is followed by a nude reception.
WHERE: Sydney Opera House 2 Macquarie Street, Sydney
WHEN: Saturday 10th February
It was 2010, after losing his job as a bond trader in Chicago, Brandon Stanton moved to New York with no friends, no money, and no training in photography or journalism. He started a movement now know as Humans of New York, a fascinating series of faces and stories from the streets of New York. Boasting 7.6 million instagram followers, Brandon is coming to talk about how it all started and give behind the scenes insight.
WHERE: S.H. Ervin Gallery National Trust Centre, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks
WHEN: Until Sunday 11th March
The captivating allure of Paris has intrigued Australian artists throughout our history and this exhibition focuses on 30 women artists who travelled there to study, paint, visit galleries, salons, and artists’ studios. Freed from the conventions of home, they immersed themselves in the rich cultural milieu of Paris.