Day: 19 February 2017

EB Expo 2017 heads home to the Gold Coast

February 19, 2017

After beginning life on the Gold Coast in Queensland’s Great South East, the EB Expo gaming convention has made its home in Sydney for the last few years. It was an important growth period for the con, and with its draw now larger than ever, one of Australia’s two largest consumer show-and-tells is heading home.

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Video Games Review: Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One, 2017)

February 19, 2017

Real-time strategy has all but disappeared from the gaming lexicon in the last twenty years. From its heyday in the 1990’s with Command & Conquer, StarCraft and Total Annihilation, the genre seemingly peaked with Blizzard’s Warcraft 3 in 2002. From there, it entered an evolutionary phase, emerging in the early 2010’s as the all-powerful genre known as the MOBA. Halo Wars […]

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Matthew Vasilescu: An Eye for the Camera

February 19, 2017

Sitting on a beautiful outdoor terrace in Alexandria at the back of Sun Studios, I had the opportunity to meet up with seasoned professional photographer Matthew Vasilescu, who also happens to be an aspiring film director. In a midst of bright greenery and sunlight, we talked about his long-running immersion, passion and sacrifice that he […]

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Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Theatre Review: The Trouble with Harry is a play full of depth (performances until March 3rd).

February 19, 2017

Based on the life of a transgender person, born Eugenia Falleni, The Trouble with Harry explores Harry Crawford’s struggle to live as a man in the 1920s. The harrowing journey covers issues in gender, abuse, family and crime. Through each emotive character, the audience takes a glimpse into what faces a transgender person in a […]

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Perth International Arts Festival Review: Forgiving Night for Day is a deeply personal portrayal of different emotional states. (Performances until April 16th)

February 19, 2017

Saudade [soh-dah-duh] Noun: A nostalgic or melancholic state of longing for something or someone you love, with the knowledge that it may never return. West Australian artist Jacobus Capone’s Forgiving Night for Day is a reflective exploration of the Portuguese word ‘saudade,’ and a celebration of the musical genre Fado as a symbol of Lisbon and […]

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Asia TOPA Review: The Red Detachment of Women is visually spectacular, but politically controversial.

February 19, 2017

It’s not every night you go to the theatre to see a show and arrive at a protest. Well, that’s exactly what we encountered on the opening night of a very politically charged ballet work called The Red Detachment of Women. It’s important to understand why there is a backlash to such a show and perhaps […]

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Theatre Review: Single Asian Female, La Boite Theatre Brisbane (15.02.17)

February 19, 2017

Michelle Law’s Single Asian Female says all the things we’re not allowed to, the things we should be allowed to. The things we know are right even though more often than not Australian culture and politics gets it so wrong. This show says all of that and lets you laugh while they do it. After […]

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Wings of Glory announce plans to expand their buffalo wing empire this year (Melbourne)

February 19, 2017

To all the lovers of chicken and beer, Wings of Glory, the popular Melbourne diner which first opened last year is expanding and re-positioning their spot in the local scene. Using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, this Clarendon Street eatery has been regularly attracting masses with their American style Chicken Buffalo Wings and craft beer options, a […]

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Hendrick’s and Matt Blatt team up for a gin & furniture pop up bar at Tramsheds (Sydney)

February 19, 2017

The historic Tramsheds is currently playing host to an interesting pop-up from lovers of unusual Hendrick’s and eclectic home wares retailer Matt Blatt. The idiosyncratic bar popped up this past week and will remain shaped into the bustling European-style food hall until the middle of March. Presented by Wats On Events, the spot is fashioned […]

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Intercontinental Sydney Double Bay launches pop up Oyster Bar for the final days of summer

February 19, 2017

Every Thursday and Friday for the remainder of this month, InterContinental Sydney Double Bay celebrates the last days of summer in the hotel’s stylish bar, Stillery, with some freshly shucked oysters at their pop up Shuckery Oyster Bar. The bar will be open from 5pm to 7pm, making it an ideal after work wind-down in one of finest buildings of […]

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Ovolo Hotels celebrate Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia with a massive giveaway

February 19, 2017

It’s almost that time of year again when Carriageworks transforms into a gigantic runway for the top Australian and international fashion designers, to showcase their 2017/18 resort collection. Sydney will become a hub of all things glitz and glamour, with industry leading designers, editors, buyers, and enthusiasts gathering to celebrate the art of fashion design. […]

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The Roosevelt makes a strong case for more whisky masterclasses in Sydney

February 19, 2017

“I don’t drink whisky” is a sentence I often hear from friends whose experience with the spirit doesn’t really extend beyond one or two harsh drams downed much too quickly, or a poorly made cocktail with an overload of sugary ingredients. Each to their own I guess, but to write off such a wonderfully diverse […]

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