Here are win­ter’s high­light events around Syd­ney

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JUNE Feed­back: A Mu­sic Con­fer­ence for Young Peo­ple

Young mu­si­cians want­ing in­side ad­vice on ad­vanc­ing in the mu­sic in­dus­try will take over the MCA in June. The con­fer­ence, hosted by Mu­sicNSW as part of Vivid Ideas, in­vites artists aged 12-25 to a day of net­work­ing and talks with lo­cal artists and in­dus­try folk. Learn tricks to get­ting gigs, build­ing a fan­base, work­ing with the me­dia and hear­ing your tunes on the air­waves. Key­note speaker Alex the As­tro­naut will share how she nav­i­gated her jour­ney from sci­ence stu­dent to na­tional star. Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art (MCA), 140 Ge­orge St, The Rocks 2000. 02 9245 2400. vividsyd­ 11am-4pm. $20. Mon Jun 11.

Reign­ing Men: Fash­ion in Menswear, 1715-2015

Reign­ing Men show­cases more than 130 cloth­ing pieces from three cen­turies worth of fash­ion evo­lu­tion. All the big names are on dis­play – Alexan­der McQueen, Calvin Klein, Gior­gio Armani, Gucci, Louis Vuit­ton – and to­gether they’ll con­vey his­tory through high fash­ion. Pow­er­house Mu­seum, 500 Har­ris St, Ul­timo 2007. 02 9217 0111.­seum/pow­er­house-mu­seum. $13-$20. Un­til Oct 14.


Supanova is unit­ing gam­ing, sci-fi and anime nerds across the coun­try once again. Pre­pare for a week­end of cos­play, cre­ative mas­ter classes and com­pe­ti­tions bring­ing your favourite characters to life at Syd­ney Show­grounds. At­ten­dees can bond with stars like Stephen Amell, aka the mys­te­ri­ous Oliver Queen from

Ar­row, Finn Jones from Game

of Thrones and Iron Fist, and not one, but two of the Mighty Mor­phin Power Rangers, Karan Ash­ley and David Yost.You’ll get all the be­hind-the-scenes ex­tras from the brains of the op­er­a­tion – in­clud­ing chances to meet-and-greet authors, artists and per­form­ers. So be sure to bring your best movie ref­er­ences. Syd­ney Show­ground, Olympic Blvd, Syd­ney Olympic Park 2127. $32-$70. Jun 15-17.

Chal­leng­ing the Deep

The Aus­tralian Na­tional Mar­itime Mu­seum in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Avatar Al­liance Foun­da­tion has de­vel­oped an ex­hi­bi­tion to show­case James Cameron’s his­tory-mak­ing ex­pe­di­tions, which will be opened by the film­maker-ex­plorer him­self. The ex­hi­bi­tion will fea­ture a recre­ation of an MIR sub­mersible, hand props and cos­tumes from the film Ti­tanic, plus div­ing hel­mets, lights and un­der­wa­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy de­vel­oped for Cameron’s 1988 film The Abyss. There’ll be ob­jects from the Deepsea Chal­lenger – the sub­mersible co-de­signed by Cameron and built here in Syd­ney. Cameron’s ex­pe­di­tions have doc­u­mented the ship­wrecks of RMS Ti­tanic and the bat­tle­ship Bis­marck, ex­plored deep ocean phe­nom­ena such as black smoker hy­dro­ther­mal vents and re­vealed new species. Vis­i­tors can ex­pe­ri­ence mo­ments from Cameron’s un­der­wa­ter adventures through large cin­e­mas­cale pro­jec­tions. àAus­tralian Na­tional Mar­itime Mu­seum, 2 Mur­ray St, Dar­ling Har­bour 2009. Daily 9.30am-5pm. $32. Un­til Jan 30 2019.

JULY Bastille Fes­ti­val Syd­ney

Ex­pe­ri­ence the best parts of France – food, wine, art and en­ter­tain­ment – with­out leav­ing the city. The fes­ti­val will take over Cir­cu­lar Quay and the Rocks for four days with food vil­lages, wine bars and beer gar­dens, movie screen­ings, street per­for­mances and cabaret. àSyd­ney 2000. bastille­fes­ti­ Free. Jul 12-15.

AU­GUST Air and Style Fes­ti­val

It’s pretty rare (nay un­heard of) to see snow cov­er­ing the Do­main, but the Air and Style Fes­ti­val will bring a blan­ket of the stuff for its ski and snow­board­ing com­pe­ti­tion in Syd­ney. It’s the first time Australia will host this three-day event, draw­ing 60 Olympi­clevel con­tes­tants to a pur­pose­built, 16-storey ski ramp. If the death-de­fy­ing drop isn’t enough en­ter­tain­ment, there’s live mu­sic all week­end, in­clud­ing head­line per­for­mances from Flo Rida and Snow Pa­trol (aptly enough). The Do­main, Mrs Mac­quar­ies Rd, Syd­ney 2000. 02 9231 8111. www.airand­ $149-$399. Aug 3-5.

Syd­ney Sci­ence Fes­ti­val

Now in its fourth year, Syd­ney Sci­ence Fes­ti­val re­turns with 13 days of talks, ex­per­i­ments, ex­hi­bi­tions and free events across mu­se­ums, gal­leries, uni­ver­si­ties and re­search in­sti­tu­tions. The pro­gram will in­clude fam­ily day Super Sci­ence Satur­day at the Aus­tralian Mu­seum and the adults-only night MAASive Lates: Sci­ence at the Pow­er­house Mu­seum. Last year, 70,000 peo­ple ven­tured to the fes­ti­val to hear from 600 sci­en­tists and sci­ence ed­u­ca­tors pre­sent­ing their ideas and find­ings at 180 events. Pow­er­house Mu­seum, 500 Har­ris St, Ul­timo 2007. 02 9217 0111. syd­ney­ Aug 7-19.

Cityscapes Mas­ter­class at Syd­ney Tower

It’s not called the golden hour for noth­ing – as the sun rises in the wee hours it gives ev­ery­thing a rosy hue. If you want to learn how the pros cap­ture glow­ing city scenes at this morn­ing hour, book in for the Cityscapes Mas­ter­class at Syd­ney Tower. You’ll need a ba­sic un­der­stand­ing of dig­i­tal SLR cam­eras (and you’ll have to bring yours along). Your lec­turer will lead a pri­vate sky­walk for the first half of the tour, then you can spend an­other hour on the Syd­ney Tower Eye Ob­ser­va­tion Deck. Along the way you’ll be guided in cre­ative com­po­si­tion, lens con­fig­u­ra­tion and ad­vanced ex­po­sure tech­niques. You won’t have to skip break­fast – there’s a spread of pas­tries, fruit and drinks in­cluded in the course. Syd­ney Tower Eye, Podium Lvl, 100 Mar­ket St, Syd­ney 2000. 02 9333 9222. syd­ney­­ 7-9am. $115. Sat Aug 25.

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