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We’re thrilled that so many wonderful events are popping up locally. Priscilla Queen of the Desert is coming to town, plus there’s a specialty market, an Italian cooking class, and another glitzy stage show. 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

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.

23rd May
: The Rosemont Strings
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/

Bark in the Park, North Sydney

Always a fabulous dogs’ day out, the Bradfield Bark is moving to a new location and has a new name – Bark in the Park! Get set for the fur festival that’s fun for dogs, animal lovers and the whole family! The grass carpet will be rolled out for pets and their families from 9.30am to 2.30pm on Sunday 23 May at beautiful St Leonards Park.

The confirmed line-up includes talks by pet experts Steve Austin and Dr Katrina Warren, a well-known TV veterinarian and author who also runs the Wonderdog School online training program. Pet Medical Milsons Point is sponsoring the event and will also be holding a pop-up photo booth and giving away free magnets of the happy snaps taken. This bone-anza day of furry fun will be packed with dog demonstrations and expert talks, Doga (dog yoga), a Mutt & Meow Market, food stalls, free kids’ activities, live music and plenty of other activities for fur residents and their human companions to enjoy.

A number of shows by Farmer Dave and his Rufftrack crew will also feature on the day, including a K9 Ninja challenge, K9 super wall, temptation alley and a trick-off. There will be prizes to be won on the day for the best dressed pet, an owner-pet look alike competition and for the best trick. There will also be a treat guessing competition and a raffle to support Bark in the Park’s charity partner Sydney Dogs & Cats Home.

Bark in the Park Event Details: 
When: Sunday May 23rd, 9.30am- 2.30pm
Where: St Leonards Park.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/494738724874754


Looking for more special events in Sydney and surrounds? Check our list of some of the top ones for your calendar –  https://willoughbyliving.com.au/fantastic-sydney-events-for-the-calendar/