It’s going to be a beautiful summer! So get your social on with these cool community events about town.

Slam it down

Get the party started this summer with SLAM Festival’s 10th anniversary of its national world-class event. Along with volleyball, the SLAM Festival offers a full-on day of top Australian DJs and ice-cold bevies to quench your thirst. Kicking off the tour on the 13th December SLAM is making the historic return to its place of origin, Palm Beach, Sydney, after a hiatus of six years. If there was ever a stand out SLAM event this is the one!
Register and pay at www.slamfestival.com.au or just watch!

Party on!

Welcome in the New Year over a gourmet feast, fine wines and spectacular views overlooking Terrigal Beach or the Hunter Valley’s vine-lined hills with Crowne Plaza. Both venues have fine dining experiences complete with live entertainment for around $150-$160 pp. And when the party is over you can relax in style in your own hotel room and enjoy the resort facilities the next day. For more information on Crowne Plaza properties, visit www.crowneplaza.com.au.

Rock ‘n’ Roll!

Here’s a little Christmas treat for all you Rock ‘n’ Roll lovers. On the 22nd and 23rd of December 2009 Australia’s hottest musicians will perform a Christmas concert at The Opera House. Tim Rogers, Bob Evans, Paul Dempsey, Jade MacRae, Mahalia Barnes and Gin Wigmore will belt out their fave tunes with a 10 piece band. Call 02 9250 7777 or visit http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/whatson/happy_xmas_war_is_over.aspx. Prices start from $99.

Watch and relax

Bondi Openair returns to celebrate the spirit of summer with friends, lovers and others. This season brings you a balmy potion of summer nights, sunset drinks, gourmet food, live music and films under the stars.

Here’s the lineup:
20 Jan 10 The Imaginarium of Dr.Parnassus
21 Jan 10 Julie & Julia
22 Jan 10 Michael Jackson – This Is It
23 Jan 10 (500) Days of Summer

26 Jan 10 The Castle
27 Jan 10 The Drifter – Surf film
28 jan 10 New Moon
29 Jan 10 Mao’s Last Dancer

02 Feb 10 The Informant
03 Feb 10 Big Wednesday – Surf film
04 Feb 10 The Time Traveller’s Wife
05 Feb 10 Where The Wild Things Are

10 Feb 10 Endless Summer – Surf film
11 Feb 10 Away We Go
12 Feb 10 The Goonies
13 Feb 10 Paranormal Activity
14 Feb 10 To Be Confirmed Valentines Day special

Where: Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
When: 20 January – 12 March 2010
Time: From 6.30 (sunsets) films commence at dusk (around 8.15pm)
Cost: $18 Adults ($13.90 early bird), $13.90 Children/Concession/Student

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