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Live Review: Gypsys of Pangea + Glass Skies + Salvador Dali Llama - Brighton Up Bar, Sydney (19.07.14)

The third Live at Your Cosmic Mind event took place at Brighton Up Bar in Sydney. The event celebrates psychedelic music with local bands and live art.

Party with the AU: Jägermeister SPICE Launch Party at The Spice Cellar - CBD (Sydney)

To celebrate the release of Jägermeister’s newest product, Jägermeister SPICE, the drink that’s started (and no doubt ended) millions of nights, threw a launch party at The Spice Cellar replete with canapés and cocktails inspired by the new limited edition spirit, which is retailing now across Australia.

Live Review: The Preatures + Bad//Dreems + Gunns - The Metro Theatre, Sydney (19.07.14)

Sydney’s The Preatures are one of Australia’s most promising acts at the moment. With attitude aplenty, the five-piece makes interesting, retro-inspired music that couldn’t be recreated by any other act. They hit The Metro Theatre on their Two Tone Tour for a sold-out, hometown show that was bound to be a killer show, and boy, did they deliver!

Party with the AU: Mordeo Bistro & Bar Launch Party - CBD (Sydney)

Sydney's CBD welcomes another distinctive bar into the fold with Mordeo Bistro & Bar, waving the flag high with a varied Southern European atmosphere that draws on the festive vibe of Spain and Portugal, the warm hospitality of Greece and Italy, and an irresistible Mediterranean charm to colour it's corner of Assembly of Deutsche bank place. The location almost places it as a hidden gem, but since it's in the atrium of this impressive building, the bar is fairly easy to spot; more so because of the five gigantic lamps looming in the courtyard, designed by architects MBMO to give the bar a very distinguished and iconic look.

Theatre Review: Beauty & The Beast - Riverside Theatre, Parramatta (Performances until August 2nd)

The world of Disney is magical and the story of Beauty & The Beast is enchanted. It was originally a book written by Linda Woolverton and has since enjoyed success as a Broadway musical and animated film with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The Riverside Theatre in Parramatta is currently hosting a new adaptation of the show, which is produced and directed by Neil Gooding. The show is ultimately a visual feast sprinkled with an extra handful of pixie dust.

Photo Gallery: The Preatures + Bad//Dreems - The Metro Theatre, Sydney (19.07.14)

Supported by Bad//Dreems, The Preatures performed their Splendour in the Grass sideshow to a packed out Metro Theatre in Sydney. Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

Photo Gallery: Kina Grannis + Patrick James - City Recital Hall, Sydney (20.07.14)

Youtube sensation Kina Grannis played Sydney City Recital Hall supported by Patrick James. Photography by Pete Dovgan.

Photo Gallery: Ella Hooper + Low Lux + Jack Colwell - Newtown Social Club, Sydney (17.07.14)

Supported by Jack Colwell and Low Lux at Newtown Social Club last night, Ella Hooper launched her new single "The Red Shoes". Belinda Dipalo was there to bring you these photos.

Eating with the AU: Le Pub, CBD (Sydney)

Executive Chef Ronny Ghantous celebrates authentic French dining at Le Pub. The Parisian-style bistro is adjacent to the bar area, boasting a menu of classic French cuisine that will warm you up in no time. We duck into the bar and eatery on a chilly, rainy weeknight to find recluse and try the new winter menu.

Theatre Review: The Effect - Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney (Performances through August 16)

First performed at the National Theatre of Great Britain, it was with great anticipation that I headed along to the opening night of The Effect, written by Lucy Prebble, directed by Sarah Goodes and performed at The Sydney Theatre Company Wharves. I wasn't disappointed.

Eating with the AU: Rekorderlig Cider's Swedish Winter Festival Dinner - Bite Club House, Woollahra (Sydney)

There's a certain unique air that swells around Rekorderlig, going through every single season and absolutely nailing it with their beautifully Swedish aesthetic and sense for the extraordinary. The brand throws events around the globe, each with an impressive focus on themed, memorable experiences which draw on surrounding elements such as the season.

Party with the AU: Mrs Sippy’s 3rd Birthday - Double Bay (Sydney)

In need of some winter warming, and a drink or two, a few of the AU crew headed down to our favourite Double Bay bar Mrs Sippy to celebrate the venue’s third birthday!

Drinking with the AU: Apres Ski at Zeta Bar - CBD (Sydney)

This winter Zeta Bar is transforming Hilton Sydney into an Après Ski wonderland every Friday night. Sip on cocktails specifically designed for this season, whilst lounging near the fireplace. We dropped in for the launch event last Friday, and were greeted by a fierce bartender who was flaring with fiery cocktails.

Live Review: Something For Kate - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (12.07.14)

Self-mythologising fan service of the highest order, Something For Kate celebrated their 20th anniversary at the Enmore by bringing the house down.

Photo Gallery: Something For Kate - Enmore Theatre, Sydney (12.07.14)

A sold out Enmore Theatre welcomed Aussie legends Something For Kate for their 20th anniversary tour, witnessing a set which spanned their consistently successful career. Gwendolyn Lee was on hand and brings you these images.