This July 2022 in Sydney

Rebecca Varidel
1st Jul 2022

July in Sydney, rain or rain... you can have your cake and eat it...

Thursday 7th July and every Thursday until 28th July Newmarket Randwick will be transformed into a Dusk Dining extravaganza of hanging garden installations, live jazz music, al fresco dining, wine tastings and exclusive dishes. Some exciting highlights include a sky of forest vines installed by Maddy Falvey (@_ellebore), live tunes from jazz bands Vintage Pop Collective and The Uprights and free wine tastings at Sella Vinoteca. Foodies will love limited time, special dishes including RaRa Ramen’s Chicken Katsu Curry, Baccomatto’s Homemade Pappardelle with Porcini Mushroom, Chestnuts and Parmesan (I've actually alread tried this but as gnocchi - yummmm) Sella Vinoteca’s Duck Au Vin with Potato and Truffle Dauphinoise and weekly Gelato Messina specials dropping every Thursday.

To finish the month, Sella Vinoteca will be hosting a special, secret menu of truffle dishes on Thursday 28th July by Executive Chef Marco Masotti, with wine pairings by sommelier Fabio Dore. If you love truffles & good wine, this is a night not to miss!

Thursday 7 July to celebrate World Chocolate Day this Australian artisan chocolatier Koko Black and the iconic Black Star Pastry have partnered to launch Theobroma: Food of the Gods: a limited-edition, seven-layered cake inspired by Greek mythology. Available for one-day-only, exclusive to Koko Black and Black Star Pastry venues, each layer takes you on a luxurious journey of the cocoa fruit to surprise and delight with unexpectedly rich and fruity aromas.

From Thursday 7 July The Mystery of Edwin Drood based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens, is a choose-your-own-adventure musical that tosses the crucial question — whodunit? — into the lap of the audience. Presented by one of our favourite Sydney production companies Little Triangle, with book, music and lyrics by Rupert Holmes, the musical follows a cast of shady characters, all with the motive to kill Edwin Drood. Who is the murderer, though? Well, that is up to you to decide!

Until Saturday 9 July Joining The Dots Theatre are performing the (we rated it) 5 star RELATIVITY at Chippen Street Theatre.

In 1902, Albert and Mileva Einstein had a daughter. After 1904, the child was never seen or spoken of again. Many years have passed and now a reporter has come to interview Einstein about his mysterious family history, only to discover far more secrets under the surface. As the reporter questions Einstein about his theory of relativity and personal past, she develops a new, more pressing query: To be a great man, does one first need to be a good man?

Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 July Luminous Eco Lantern Making at The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney inspired by the beauty of the Botanic Garden’s iconic plant species. It may be the darkest time of the year, but you can still bring some sparkle to your outdoor space! Learn how to create sustainable garden ornaments as you choose from natural materials to construct your own eco-lantern. Take a gentle walk around the garden and learn how plants prepare for winter and gardens change with the seasons.

Monday 11 July to Saturday 17 July French heritage icon Sofitel Sydney Wentworth is offering a selection of French inspired culinary delights at Soirée at the Wentworth to celebrate Bastille Day. Indulge in signature dishes with French cheese and charcuterie, lamb ‘façon bourguignon’, and orange crème brûlée. Vive la France et vive la gastronomie!

Thursday 14 July acclaimed contemporary double bassist Elsen Price performs at Johnson Street Jazz for his Daily Apocalypse Tour 2022 supported by Fingermae (described as one of the Top 50 Jazz Punk bands in Newtown, they like to rant in a way that can make you dance and the material is lubricated with innuendo and sarcasm)

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July Sydney International Ballet Gala at 2,000 seat Sydney Coliseum Theatre West HQ is a unique opportunity to experience a world class program showcasing the best artists of the international ballet world perform excerpts from the world’s greatest classical ballet works and highlights from exciting international contemporary dance repertoire.

Sunday 17 July “America’s funnyman” Neil Hamburger (at The Vanguard 2 Shows!) has worked every imaginable stage, from New York’s Madison Square Garden, to a show in pitch black darkness at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest. He played the Big Day Out in 2000. He has performed countless American, Australian, British, Irish, and Canadian tours, as well as in Norway, New Zealand, and the Ba-hamas, alongside acts ranging from Faith No More to Robin Williams. His TV cred-its include Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Tom Green Live, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. His Live At Third Man album was produced by Jack White in Nashville; an earlier Hamburger effort was included in SPIN’s “40 Greatest Comedy Albums Of All Time.” The feature movie Entertainment, a dramatic look at Hamburger on- and off-stage co-starring John C. Reilly, Tye Sheridan, and Michael Cera, premiered at the Sundance and Locarno Film Festivals, and was released in 2015 to rave reviews. His recent Drag City album of lavishly-produced song, Still Dwelling, featured a memorable trio version of Jesus Christ Superstar's "Everything's Alright" with Neil singing alongside Mike Patton and Jack Black.

Friday 22 July 30 Something at Riverside Theatres Stepping back in time to New Year’s Eve, 1939, Catherine Alcorn (Hayes Theatre’s Divine Miss Bette) and Phil Scott (STC’s The Wharf Revue) celebrate the end of a decade with fresh takes on classic cabaret favourites and jazzed-up versions of more recent pop hits. An immersive party taking audiences back to the speak-easier days via a 21st Century lens, 30 Something will feature music by Fats Waller, Irving Berlin, Cab Colloway, Phil Collins, Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, Prince and more.

From Tuesday 26 July Much Ado with an original synth heavy soundtrack, the hottest boy band since N*SYNC, eyeshadow you thought we left in the eighties, and men in white pants, this is the show Shakespeare wanted all along. Under the disco ball and through the fog, everyone is about to learn - love’s a scam.

From Thursday 28 July for five days, the much-loved Sydney International Boat Show returns to Darling Harbour to reclaim its iconic reputation as one of the biggest marine lifestyle events on the Pacific.

Thursday 28 July to Sunday 31 July The Sydney Fair returns to Royal Randwick Racecourse offering a discerning experience for seasoned collectors, lovers of art and history, fashionistas, stylists and enthusiasts alike. There will be thousands of pieces of unique, rare and much sought-after objects from Australia’s foremost Antique and Vintage dealers. Bringing The Kensington Room at Royal Randwick alive, the fair will transform it into a treasure trove of the most desirable and collectible pieces of Antique, Art Deco, Vintage and Contemporary pieces in Australia. The Sydney Fair will be full of experts and dealers, specialists in jewellery, furniture, fine art, fashion and collectibles, sharing advice, knowledge and passion for their field of specialty.

Cinema Release Date 28 July FULL TIME winner – Venice International Film Festival (Horizons) 2021, Best Actress, Best Director (Eric Gravel)

Following her Cesar award-winning performance in Antoinette in the Cévennes, the marvellous Laure Calamy demonstrates the phenomenal range of her talents in writer/director Eric Gravel’s gripping new drama FULL TIME, as a single woman pushed to her limits when the delicate balance between her home and work life is upended.

pictured Theobroma: Food of the Gods by Koko Black and Black Star Pastry