Transport Heritage Expo, Central Station and City; June 6-8, 9.30am4pm, train rides adult $25, conc $20, child $15, bus rides gold coin donation, displays free, transportheritagensw.com.au Steam trains will blast out of the past over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend as part of the 2015 Transport Heritage Expo. Book online to ride a steam train on a 75-minute return trip from Central to Clyde. Watch the Great Train Race from 3.35pm next Saturday from Central to Strathfield and see displays of historic NSW trains, including red rattlers that formed part of the first service across the Harbour Bridge. You can also catch a classic double decker bus through the CBD.
Pittwater Artists Trail Winter Exhibition, Avalon Beach Surf Club, Barrenjoey Rd, Avalon Beach; June 6 10am-5pm and 5.30pm-8pm, June 7 10am-5pm, June 8 10am2pm, pittwaterartiststrail.com.au Normally you visit Pittwater artists in their studios but over the long weekend they will all be showing in one place. Check out paintings, ceramics, flamework glass, lithographs, jewellery and more. All work is for sale.
Slim Dusty Birthday Bash, Tivoli, Rooty Hill RSL Club, 55 Sherbrooke St, Rooty Hill; June 11, 7.30pm, $135, rootyhillrsl.com.au Top country music acts, including Golden Guitar winners Amber Lawrence and Luke O’Shea, headline the entertainment at this celebration of Aussie music icon Slim Dusty. Hosted by Ray Hadley, the annual event celebrates Slim’s birth on June 13, 1927. The price covers entertainment and a two-course meal.