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Top Things to do this Weekend in SydneyOct 11, 2016


Wondering what to do this weekend? Check out our list of top things to do in Sydney. Walk with lit-up elephants through the CBD, watch the Australian Poetry Slam National Final as two literature lovers fight for a poolprize of $15,000 or eat your heart out at the Noodle Markets as you watch performances of dancing magical dragons!

Story Fest

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Love words? Join some of the world’s most talented writers as you watch them perform spoken wor, poetry, stories, lyrics, monologues and more at the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Dance Lounge and The Festival Hub in The Rocks. The 3-day festival features performances, workshops, screenings, panel discussions and the anticipated finals at the end of the weekend. Watch the Australian Poetry Slam National Final between two poets from each state on the Sydney Opera House stage to win the whopping prize pool of over $15,000!

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Invisible Cinema

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Join your fellow Sydney folk on Saturday for a night of dark and mysterious improvisational music. Featuring three sets of live sound of and a DJ set for invisible dancing, Vouyerism at 107 projects will provide you with a night in Sydney unlike any other.

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Taronga Zoo 100 Year Birthday March

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24: An Asian elephant light sculpture is displayed during a media preview of Vivid Sydney illuminated displays at Taronga Zoo on May 24, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Vivid is lighting up at Taronga Zoo for the first time with ten giant animal sculptures representing critical species the zoo is committed to protecting. Held annually, Vivid Sydney is the world's largest festival of light, music and ideas running for 23 days. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Take all of your family and friends to the majestic Taronga Zoo 100 Year Birthday March this weekend through the CBD. The march features giant animal light sculptures in the shape of elephants, platypuses, tigers and more which are carried by a cast of school children from Hyde Park up to the Sydney Opera House. The event represents the historical moment a century ago when Jessie the elephant was accompanied by hippos, primates, reptiles and other animal species from the original Zoological site in Moore Park, through the CBD to the harbour to be transported to where Taronga Zoo is located today.

Cost is free


Night Noodle Markets

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Sydney’s Night Noodle Markets are back with the buzz and hype of an Asian hawker market but in the environment of an outdoor festival. Enjoy your noodles watching the acrobatics, dancing and lights, relax in the cosy seating areas or dance the night away to the DJ’s and music available.

Cost is free- it will be a no-cash, card-only event

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