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posted 18/06/2019

Community Billboard 18 – 25 June 2019

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected.

Badu Gili

First Nations stories on ‘Australia’s greatest canvas’ in nightly Sydney Opera House sail lighting.

Badu Gili, meaning water light in Gadigal language, is a free daily experience that celebrates the ancient stories and rich contemporary culture of Australia’s First Nations.

The 7 minute animation appears on the Opera House’s eastern Bennelong sail year-round (twice each night, at sunset and 7pm, or 9pm during daylight saving).

Badu Gili 2018 blends the diverse voices of established artist and community leader Djambawa Marawili AM, vibrant watercolour painter Mervyn Rubuntja, internationally renowned artist and prestigious Telstra NATSIAA awards finalist Mabel Juli, painter, lecturer and traditional healer Patricia Ansell Dodds, ceramicist Penny Evans and emerging printmaker Aiona Tala Gaidan, with an original soundscape by Damian Robinson.

Badu Gili is best viewed from the top of the Opera House’s Monumental Steps.

Latest screening times are available at sydneyoperahouse.com/BaduGili

Where: Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney

When: Every day, 7pm to 7.15pm
Now until Sunday 30 June 2019
Screening times change with the sunset and season. See website for latest screening times.

Cost: Free

World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

View the world’s best photojournalism from 2018, selected from the prestigious World Press Photo contest, now in its 62nd year.

The exhibition features over 150 powerful and evocative single images and photo stories captured by professional photographers from across the globe, covering news, contemporary issues, people, daily life, sport, nature and the environment.

The annual World Press Photo exhibition travels to 45 countries to be seen by more than 4 million, in over 100 cities each year, and is brought to Sydney by Canon Australia.

Where: Exhibition Galleries
State Library of New South Wales
Macquarie Street

When: Now until Sunday 23 June
9 am to 8 pm

Admission: Free

Reef at Night

Discover the weird and wobbly world of jellyfish!

This June it’s time to get JELLY at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium with the ultimate glow-in-the-dark activity sheets and fun-fact trail leading to the majestic Jellyfish Garden.

Learn all about moon jellies, blubber jellies and upside down jellies, then snap a pic amongst the mirrored jelly tunnel.

Next, jump, hop and dance your way across the bioluminescent beach in the new Day and Night on the Reef exhibit and watch as the floor lights up beneath your feet in this interactive, motion-sense display, a replica of the rare bucket-list phenomenon which takes place on the iconic reef!

All Reef at Night Activities are included in SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Entry Tickets

Reef at Night is running now until 30 June.

Where: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
1-5 Wheat Road, Sydney

When: Every day, 10am to 6pm
Now until Sunday 30 June

Cost: Adult: from 36.80
Child: from 26.40

Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl

A musical journey featuring the records and iconic music that changed lives and the technology that made it happen.

Since the invention of the gramophone and the record by Jewish inventor Emil Berliner, vinyl and shellac records became the sound carriers of global experiences of the 20th century.

Music has always been central to Jewish tradition and culture, from synagogue music and Yiddish theatre to Jewish folk music and Jewish punk artists who gained rebel status. In Australia, Jewish musicians have also made significant contributions to Australia’s musical life.

Visitors to Jukebox Jewkbox! A Century on Shellac and Vinyl will be taken on a journey of the senses through tunes from cantorial to punk genres, and walls of hundreds of vibrant record covers, to unfold a surprising history of a universal language.

Whether you have a penchant to listen in to music the modern or old fashioned way, you can take some time to enjoy your favourite tracks.

Put a dime in the jukebox, or for some laid-back listening, grab some headphones and listen to some tunes from the albums on display.

Where: Sydney Jewish Museum
148 Darlinghurst Road, Darlinghurst

When: Mondays to Thursdays, 10am to 4.30pm
Fridays, 10am to 3.30pm
Saturdays, all day
Sundays, 10am to 4pm
Now until Sunday 26 January 2020
Except Christmas Day
Museum closed on all Saturdays

Cost: Adult: $15.00

Movie Monday at The Soda Factory

The ultimate date night with Mondays.

Make sure to get in early and book our epic Date Night package

Think guaranteed front row seats, burgers, cocktails & a big ol scoop of your fav Ben & Jerrys flavour, it’s the perfect Monday-itis treat.

Whether it’s your anniversary, you’ve got some grovelling to do OR maybe you and some besties just want to have an epic night out, we’re dishing up Monday Movies in style!

For the sweet price of $35 per person you will score:

Gourmet hot-dog or burger of your choice – with fries
One of our famous cocktail Soda Floats
Ben & Jerry’s
Unlimited popcorn
Table Service
A guaranteed reservation
Rock up just before the movie kicks off
To book the Date Night Package please email hello@sodafactory.com.au

Movie line-up
24 June — Rent

1 July – Superbad
9 July – Pocahontas
15 July – The Breakfast Club
22 July – Mrs Doubtfire
29 July– High School Musical

Where: The Soda Factory
16 Wentworth Avenue, Surry Hills

When: Mondays, 5pm to 8.30pm
Monday 25 March to Monday 29 July 2019
5pm: Doors
6:30pm: Movie

Cost: Free