Renée Geyer at the Brass Monkey

Renee GeyerYou can catch Renée Geyer at the Brass Monkey in Cronulla on Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8.

When it comes to Australian music, Renée Geyer has her own pigeonhole because she is too hard to categorise – she is a singer, a songwriter, a producer and an author. She has been an important spoke in the wheel of Australian music for over forty years… she has sung the blues, jazz, soul, pop and reggae… there’s no hint of a comeback here because her career has never stalled.

In 2005 Renée was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame… 2007 saw her 22nd album, Dedicated, released… In 2010 she released The Ultimate Collection, covering four decades of soul and last year saw her SWING album. This year Renée is playing select venues and fans (and newcomers) will see that this enduring and endearing icon just gets better with age. She started in her teens as a sensual blues belter and she is still a sensual blues belter and the consummate entertainer.

If you would like to drop into Renée’s online world, here’s a link to her official website – http://www.reneegeyer.com.au – and following is a video from SWING, Baby Please Don’t Go

For your accommodation needs in Cronulla, Rydges will look after you.

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League Returns to Darwin

NRL Telstra Rugby League returns to Darwin on Saturday, August 9 when the Parramatta Eels take on the Canberra Raiders at TIO Stadium. The gates open at 3:30pm and the main match kicks off at 8:00pm.

There are two curtain raiser matches. The Women’s NTRL City V Country game kicks off at 3:45pm, followed by the NTRL Alice Springs V Katherine at 5:10pm.

This is Round 22 of the 2014 NRL season and getting close to the pointy end with just four more weekends of footy following this one before the finals. The Parramatta Eels are still in with a chance to make the final eight and when on song have provided some of the season’s most entertaining football, particularly when Jarryd Hayne steps up a notch. If there was an award for player of the year, he would have to be a contender, especially after his dazzling State of Origin performances. While the Eels would have to be favourites for this encounter it has been a year of upsets and when the Raiders are firing, those backs are hard to keep out.

Free buses will be operating to and from the ground courtesy of the Territory government and Rydges Darwin Airport Hotel and Rydges Darwin Airport Resort can look after all your accommodations needs.

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Walking with Spirits 2014

The very special Walking with Spirits 2014 happens at Beswick Falls on Saturday, July 26 at 6:00pm. This is one of the Darwin Entertainment Centre’s ‘Outside the Centre’ events and you can get book through the Centre here.

Walking with Spirits is a truly unique Australian experience offering the exclusive chance to experience the ancient Aboriginal tradition of corroboree while enjoying the stunning lakeside beauty of Malkgulumbu (Beswick Falls).

Be part of a small number of visitors from across Australia and the world who will join the Beswick-Wugular Community to celebrate their vibrant culture.

Once a year, for one night only, the ancient art of corroboree is interpreted with music, story, song and fire in the spectacular setting of Malkgulumbu on Jawoyn country. This is an experience unlike any other.

Walking with Spirits is proudly presented by Djilpin Arts Aboriginal Corporation and the Australian Shakespeare Company. For all your accommodation needs Rydges Darwin Airport Hotel and Rydges Darwin Airport Resort will give you the warmest of Top End welcomes.

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Mythbusters Live in Adelaide

You can catch Mythbusters live in Adelaide at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30pm.

The all-new live show MythBusters: Behind the Myths, stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated series MythBusters. One of the SBS & Discovery Channel’s most highly regarded and watched shows, MythBusters is now in its ninth season.

MythBusters: Behind the Myths, presents a fantastical evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. With this show, for the first time, fans join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-blowing and mind-twisting approach to science.

“We have invaded your TV for a decade and now we are invading your town. We are going to be there live and on stage and expecting some audience participation. So you better be ready!” says Hyneman.

MythBusters: Behind the Myths brings you face-to-face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience. Just like the TV series, the stage performance mixes scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to create its own signature style of explosive experimentation – and the supporting or de-bunking of urban myths that we live with day to day.

If you are travelling from out of Adelaide to help bust a few myths, Rydges South Park can look after all your accommodation needs.

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Mythbusters Live in Melbourne

You can catch Mythbusters live in Melbourne at the Plenary on Saturday, August 16 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm and August 17 at 2:00pm.

The all-new live show MythBusters: Behind the Myths, starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated SBS series MythBusters, will tour Australia for the first time.

MythBusters: Behind the Myths, presents a fantastical evening of on-stage experiments, audience participation, rocking video and behind-the-scenes stories. With this show, for the first time, fans join Jamie and Adam on stage and assist in their mind-blowing and mind-twisting approach to science.

“We have invaded your TV for a decade and now we are invading your town. We are going to be there live and on stage and expecting some audience participation. So you better be ready!” says Hyneman.

MythBusters: Behind the Myths brings you face-to-face with the curious world of Jamie and Adam as the duo matches wits on stage with each other and members of the audience.

One of the SBS & Discovery Channel’s most highly regarded and watched series, MythBusters is now in its ninth season. Co-hosted by Hyneman and Savage, MythBusters mixes scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to create its own signature style of explosive experimentation – and the supporting or de-bunking of urban myths that we live with day to day.

If you are travelling from out of town to help bust a few myths, Rydges Melbourne and Rydges on Swanston can look after all your accommodation needs.

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August at Perth Arena

There are some big events happening in August at Perth Arena with the WWE, Lady Gaga’s ARTPOP Ball and Queen with Adam Lambert.

On Saturday, August 9 the arena becomes the gladiatorial battleground for WWE. Fans will recognise the names of the superstars doing battle – Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Erik Rowan, Bray Wyatt, The Wyatt Family, Kane, Rob Van Dam, Cesaro, the USO’s and Emma. There will be Street Fights with guest referee Ric Flair and Tag Team Matches with Santino Marella and Emma vs Fandango and Layla, R-Truth vs The Miz, Nikki Bella vs Alicia Fox and Kofi Kingston vs Bo Dallas.

August at Allphones ArenaOn Wednesday, August 20 Lady Gaga will take to the stage with one of the most anticipated tours of 2014 with her artRAVE, the ARTPOP Ball.

On Friday, August 22 Adam Lambert steps into Freddie Mercury’s spot at the front of Queen with a promise to rock the arena. This is the first Queen tour of Australia since 1985 and may well be the last.

Following the glowing reviews after they performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas it only took a short conversation between Adam, Brian and Roger to get the show on the road. Rolling Stone magazine said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’.

If you are travelling from out of town Rydges Perth can look after all your accommodation needs.

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August at Rod Laver Arena

There are some big events happening in August at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.

On Thursday, August 7 the arena becomes the gladiatorial battleground for WWE. Fans will recognise the names of the superstars doing battle – Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Erik Rowan, Bray Wyatt, The Wyatt Family, Kane, Rob Van Dam, Cesaro, the USO’s and Emma. There will be Street Fights with guest referee Ric Flair and Tag Team Matches with Santino Marella and Emma vs Fandango and Layla, R-Truth vs The Miz, Nikki Bella vs Alicia Fox and Kofi Kingston vs Bo Dallas.

August at Allphones ArenaOn Saturday, August 23 Lady Gaga will deliver one of the most anticipated tours with her artRAVE, the ARTPOP Ball.

On Friday, August 29 Queen with Adam Lambert out front of the band will rock the arena.

Following the glowing reviews after they performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas it only took a short conversation between Adam, Brian and Roger to get the show on the road. Rolling Stone magazine said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’.

For all your accommodation needs, Rydges Melbourne in the CBD is handy to Rod Laver Arena, as is Rydges on Swanston on the city fringe.

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August at Allphones Arena

There are some big events happening in August at Allphones Arena.

On Friday, August 8 the arena becomes the gladiatorial battleground for WWE. Fans will recognise the names of these superstars – Roman Reigns, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Erik Rowan, Bray Wyatt, The Wyatt Family, Kane, Rob Van Dam, Cesaro, the USO’s and Emma. There will be Street Fights with guest referee Ric Flair and Tag Team Matches with Santino Marella and Emma vs Fandango and Layla, R-Truth vs The Miz, Nikki Bella vs Alicia Fox and Kofi Kingston vs Bo Dallas.

August at Allphones ArenaOn Tuesday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 27 Queen with Adam Lambert out front of the band will rock the arena. Following the glowing reviews after they performed at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas it only took a short conversation between Adam, Brian and Roger to get the show on the road. Rolling Stone magazine said, “Lambert astounded the audience on songs like ‘We Will Rock You’ and the closing ‘We Are The Champions’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’.

And, on Saturday, August 30 and Sunday, August 31 Lady Gaga will deliver one of the most anticipated tours with her artRAVE, the ARTPOP Ball.

Rydges Parramatta is only minutes from Allphones and has accommodation and meal packages that include shuttle to and from the arena… and if you are flying in for a concert or event, Rydges Sydney Airport will make you welcome.

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Darling Harbour Attractions

Darling Harbour AttractionsThe main Darling Harbour attractions are pretty well-known – there’s the Australian National Maritime Museum, SEALIFE the Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Wildlife World, the Chinese Garden of Friendship, the Powerhouse Museum and Madame Tussauds – and there are heaps of other things to do and see.

You can hop on a cruise, hop on a carousel or hop in a flight simulator… then hop on board one of the Cockle Bay Wharf menus for a culinary ride. There are ships and shops, Laser Skirmish and Kingpin Bowling, Star Casino and the Qantas Credit Union Event Centre, all framed by Pyrmont Bridge, Paddy’s Markets and Chinatown.

Darling Harbour AttractionsOn the dining and drinking front there are many options – there are sensational steakhouses and seafood outlets as well as places just for coffee, drinks, chocolates or ice cream. There’s a brewery plus pizza and noodle eateries.

As well as Sydney’s best Chinese in Chinatown, just down in Darling Harbour there are Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, Moroccan, Malaysian, Mexican, Brazilian, French and Japanese eateries.

There are also events, expos and festivals aplenty, like the Sydney International Boat Show, the largest recreational marine event in the southern hemisphere from July 31 to August 4.

Darling Harbour is a stroll from Rydges World Square and Rydges Sydney Central and here’s a link to the official Darling Harbour website.

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Cronulla Markets

The colourful and vibrant Cronulla Markets are held on the second Sunday of each month (except September) in Cronulla Plaza (2 Cronulla Street) from 10:00am to 4:00pm. In September the markets transforms into the Cronulla Spring Festival for a full weekend of shopping, entertainment and festivities.

Cronulla MarketsEntry to the markets is free and the next date is August 10. The markets are a short stroll from the train station and from Rydges. Parking is free in Cronulla if you are driving and Cityrail has a $2.50 Sunday Funday pass.

The Plaza is all about outdoor shopping and dining and it’s a great place for a Sunday stroll even if you don’t get into the shopping.

There’s always entertainment and stalls include children’s products, jewellery, homewares, unique gifts, accessories, children’s products, body products and fashion.

Even if you are not staying as a guest at Rydges Cronulla you will be given a warm welcome at our Mundo Latin Grill and Tapas Bar where you can sample from the sensational menu on the terrace while enjoying the ocean views. Funky, casual and sophisticated, a Mundo brunch or lunch sits perfectly with a Sunday market stroll. The set Tapas menu is just $35 per person and from 3:00pm Sundays we have Sunday Sessions – enjoy some of Sydney’s best musical talent with views over Cronulla Beach.

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