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Broadway Legend Patti LuPone does new show in Australia

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Three-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone is set to mesmerise Australian audiences this winter with her new concert, “A Life in Notes,” straight from the esteemed stages of Carnegie Hall. The legendary performer will open her Australian tour at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, followed by a national tour with stops in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. “A Life in Notes” presents a musical odyssey through the songs that have marked significant milestones in LuPone’s life, from her youth amidst the rock and roll emergence of the fifties to her formative years in the sixties, and through to her acclaimed success in both her professional and personal life. Conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, with Joseph Thalken as the music supervisor and director, this concert promises an intimate glimpse into the life of a star who has left an indelible mark on the Broadway, film, and television landscapes. LuPone’s illustrious career spans several iconic roles, including stellar performances in Sweeney Todd, Anything Goes, Les Miserables, Sunset Boulevard, and Tony Award-winning roles in Evita, Gypsy, and Company. Her versatility and commanding presence have also graced television series such as Life Goes On, Frasier, 30 Rock, Penny Dreadful, Pose, Hollywood, American Horror Story, and the anticipated Marvel series Agatha: Darkhold Diaries. Reflecting on her third concert tour in Australia and her enduring connection with the Australian audience since her debut in 1981, LuPone shared, “I love Australia and the many friends I’ve made since 1981. ?I’m so looking forward to coming back. I hope audiences will enjoy my show?A… Read More

Experience luxury dining and entertainment at SORA

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Embrace the new era of dining and entertainment in Adelaide with SORA, the city’s premier rooftop bar and restaurant. Set to redefine the Pirie Street skyline, SORA, translating to “sky” in Japanese, signifies more than just a venue. This elevated space caters to the discerning palate, marrying expertly crafted culinary delights with unparalleled entertainment, all against the backdrop of panoramic city views. With a capacity of up to 400 patrons, SORA seamlessly transitions between a restaurant and bar experience. At the helm of the kitchen is Executive Chef Adam Liston, whose menu mirrors a fusion of Asian and Western influences. SORA promises an indulgent array of individual and shared dishes, each highlighting fresh, seasonal produce, offered in an ambiance that exudes sophistication while maintaining a relaxed refinement. But SORA’s allure doesn’t stop at its culinary offerings. The multi-level destination also features bars, a dance floor and exclusive VIP areas for top-tier members, ensuring a transformative dining and entertainment experience for all. So mark your calendars: on the 17th of January, SORA officially opens its doors, inviting you to experience the zenith of Adelaide’s upscale dining scene. View this post on Instagram A post shared by SORA (@soraonpirie)

Jewish International Film Festival is on across Australia this October

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This year, the Jewish International Film Festival (JIFF) returns to Australian screens from 23 October – 6 December, presenting a diverse array of enchanting and enlightening tales from Jewish cinema worldwide. Boasting 55 Australian premiere films from 19 countries, the Festival programme includes 30 feature films, 20 documentaries, two series, and six short films, alongside a suite of live events across Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, and the Gold Coast. According to Artistic Director Eddie Tamir, the 2023 JIFF reflects the timeless resilience and adaptability of the Jewish spirit, offering a remarkable line-up of films from the deepest roots of Yiddish culture to Australian stories and boundary-pushing tales. He described the Festival as an immersive journey that reflects on the past and acts as a beacon for the future. The Festival begins with the Australian Premiere of ‘Matchmaking,’ Israel’s biggest blockbuster of 2023. This romantic comedy, directed by the mastermind behind ‘Magic Men’, has won the Audience Award at the Miami Jewish Film Festival and takes audiences on a journey with Moti Bernstein, an Ashkenazi ideal who defies tradition for Nechama, a Mizrahi beauty. As for Australian stories, JIFF 2023 invites audiences to delve deep into history and emotion. ‘Revenge: Our Dad the Nazi Killer’ thrusts viewers into the post-WWII era, where three brothers uncover their father’s suspected revenge spree against Nazis. The closing night film, ‘The Jewish Nazi?’, follows the astounding journey of Alex Kurzem, made “Hitler’s youngest soldier” by a Latvian Nazi battalion after the massacre of his Belarusian family. The Festival’s… Read More

Two-day drive and play itinerary in the stunning Adelaide Hills

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It’s South Australia’s best-kept secret – the Adelaide Hills.  Renowned for its restaurants and cafes showcasing some of the best produce in the state – you can’t blame the locals for wanting to keep this destination to themselves. The region is also home to some of the finest wineries and venues in the country, boasting magnificent backdrops and picture-perfect scenery. The choice of accommodation is also impressive, such as one of the region’s finest destinations – Mount Lofty House.  The best part about this? While it feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s all within an easy 40-minute drive from the heart of Adelaide.  There’s so much on offer in this region, that it’s understandably hard to choose where to start. Here’s a suggested two-day itinerary for the foodie looking to get away for the weekend and experience the best Adelaide Hills has to offer. Day One: Start the weekend with a leisurely drive through the breathtaking Adelaide Hills and head to the historic Mount Lofty House. Overlooking the spectacular Piccadilly Valley, this iconic 5-star boutique lodge was originally built in 1852 by prominent statesman Arthur Hardy as his summer house. It features Chef Hat Award-winning restaurant, Hardy’s Verandah Restaurant and on-site boutique spa – Gatekeeper’s Day Spa – that offers a slice of heavenly rejuvenation. If the plan is to get away from it all for the weekend, you’ve come to the right place.  Once you’ve settled into your room and enjoyed a plate of moorish signature Mount… Read More

Your favourite Aussie bartenders add local flavour to 4th of July cocktails

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The 4th of July may pass Australians by with nary a thought, but what if we told you it was worth celebrating this year with an American classic cocktail in hand, but with a local twist.  Partnering with ‘Cheers! Spirits from the USA’, 22 well-known Australian bartenders and mixologists lent their expertise to creating a free cocktail book for Independence Day, containing a range of cocktails that hero American spirits, but with an Aussie twist, and designed specifically to be made and enjoyed ar home.  The cocktail list highlights the quality and versatility of American spirit brands including Angel’s Envy, Jack Daniels, Koval, Maker’s Mark, Old Forester, Wild Turkey, Westland, Westward American Single Malt Whiskey and Woodford Reserve. Once you download the cocktail book, the recipes are yours to keep, but if you do prefer someone else making your drinks (you’re only human), the participating bartenders will also have them available at their venue from June 27-July 4.  Have a gander at the below list of bartenders and their creations, plus the venue to find them at:  Simon Hopkins (Jolene’s Sydney – NSW) puts a chocolate spin on the classic Old Fashioned using Westward Whiskey. Dan Gregory (The Gresham Bar – QLD) is showcasing a Woodford Reserve Goin’ Out West. Adam Lau (Grain Bar – NSW) develops the DJ Sutherland celebrating Westland American Oak Whiskey. Grace Rawlins (Memphis Slim’s House of Blues –  SA) is using Westland Peated Whiskey in the innovative Spicy Peat cocktail. Chris Garner (The Barrie – NSW) is highlighting Wild Turkey… Read More

Eat cheap in Sydney with Dimmi this July


July is a quiet time in restaurants around the country. With it being winter, cold, miserable and nothing but stay-at-home-worthy, Dimmi is taking the bull by the horns and throwing down a 50% discount on many of the country’s most beloved restaurants. From 2-31 July, Dimmi’s access to the hottest restaurants ensures that every social occasion is covered; catch up with friends for dinner at Longrain in Sydney, in Queensland book a mid-week lunch at Comuna Catina, Adelaide residents can enjoy a long lunch at The Kitchen Door or indulge the taste buds with dinner at Melbourne’s St Luja. Here are some of the restaurants participating for you to get excited about… SA Lindes Lane Bar & Eatery Rigoni’s Bistro The Kitchen Door Level One @ Electra House QLD Caffe Primavera Comuna Catina Motion Bar and Grill Moda Restaurant VIC Henry and the Fox Hunter & Barrel – Eastland Time Out Fed Square St Luja NSW Longrain Fratelli Fresh Manta Restaurant & Bar Berowra Waters Inn WA The Harbour Master Julio’s Hunter & Barrel Whitford City Tom’s Italian Reservations open on Monday 2 July via the Dimmi website and the Dimmi app!

How to get free burritos in Australia on 23 May

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If there’s one thing we don’t have enough of in Aus, it’s Mexican food. Good thing Zambrero is about to play the proverbial jalapeno and blow your socks off with the news that this 23 May, they’re whipping out all sorts of free burritos to Mexicana food lovers around the country. It’s gonna be good. But, why? To celebrate the launch of Zambrero’s smokin’ new Barbacoa Beef, they’re treating the masses to thousands of free burries across nine cities. Check out Zambrero’s Facebook, which is where they’ll reveal the locations as they unfold from tomorrow. As part of the launch as Zambrero is also looking to answer the ‘big and beefy’ questions on the day, and people will also get the chance to voice their ‘biggest beef’ with their city. If people aren’t near one of the locations, 168 participating Zambrero restaurants across the country will be offering a buy-one-take-one deal on the 23rd, too. Yum.