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Sydney Rocks Night Markets

November 4, 2011toNovember 30, 2011

* SYDNEY

This year, Sydney’s favourite moonlight market transforms into a unique village fair with a twist!  So come down to The Rocks for a night of twists and turns and surprises around every corner!

  • Every Friday night in November and December 2011, from 5.30pm – 10pm

The village host will be your guide on a journey through the secret alleys and hidden rooms of The Rocks, where nothing is as it seems. The Village Bizarre will take over the laneways of The Rocks every Friday night in November and December, from 5.30pm – 10pm.

Be enticed by burlesque beauties to Greenway Lane, a tiny theatre of short sharp acts by an intriguing cast of multi-talented characters. Then step inside the Cabinet of Curiosities for a mysterious and intimate performance by characters such as The Arguing Oracle, The Paper Lady and The Living Doll.

Wander the cobbled streets and join in a free hula hoop class, relax in the outdoor lounge or take a daring dark adventure into the dungeons of the past. You can rock out at the silent disco, dance in the streets, or check out local artists and designers at the pop-up stores. 

Greenway lane intimate theatre
Greenway Lane. Shows will run at intervals throughout the evening.
Go behind the red curtain at Greenway Lane, home to cutting-edge impresarios, burlesque beauties, musicians, cabaret artists and comic performers.

Lounge Around  The Rocks Square
Relax to live music at the outdoor lounge and choose from a menu of delights to plan your journey for the evening. You’ll get a taste of what to expect as a motley crew of performers, musicians and colourful misfits drop by for a bit of fun. Don’t miss the interactive digital artwork ‘Forestation’.

Cabinet of Curiosities Rear of Playfair Street terraces

Step right up to the mysterious velvet tent for a chance encounter with a beguiling cast of creatures, characters and castoffs. Get up close and personal with Hair- Face, The Arguing Oracle, The Paper Lady and The Living Doll.

Preview to Murder

77 George Street basement 6pm – 10pm, 11 Nov – 23 Dec $5
Shows will run at intervals throughout the evening. Suitable for 18+. 

Take a hilariously dark adventure into the urban legends of true crime. For those with a penchant for the wild and macabre, get ready for a new, adult-only puppet work by world renowned Erth-Visual and Physical inc., inspired by the music and lyrics of Nick Cave.

Awful literature Is Still Literature, I Guess

Kendall Lane

Be treated to a performance of innovative authorship, as arts group Applespiel try to construct the great novel of our generation from a bunch of trashy sci-fi, romance, medical drama and crime fiction novels—live in front of your eyes.

Anyone want to hula hoop?

Kendall Lane

Move your hips down Kendall Lane to HMAS Heidi Hoops who’ll show you how to rock a hula hoop like never before! Free classes and demonstrations at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm, followed by an open slather Hula Hoop jam.

Silent disco

Mystery location each week: visit therocks.com for details

Flashing lights, pumping music….but not a sound. Come and burn up the floor at the city’s most intimate silent disco. 

Dancing in the Streets

Atherden Street 

The streets are yours! Dance in the streets to special guest bands and DJs playing swing, tango and classic tunes from your favourite dance movies. Take a free class and dance the night away. Check out therocks.com for the nightly schedule.

Mohs hair and beauty bar

47 George Street

Treat yourself to a free fabulous retro styling session at MOHS Hair & Beauty Bar, from classic 40s glamour, to 80s big beautiful hair. Free express styling sessions are limited and bookings are essential.

WHAT: The Rocks Village Bizarre
WHEN: 5:30pm–10pm, Friday nights 4 November – 23 December 2011
WHERE: The Rocks
COST: FREE
INFO: www.therocks.com

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