What on in January  In Sydney at THE STAR

What’s on in January

If you’re looking to kick off 2015 with style, you simply can’t go past the dining and entertainment offerings at Sydney’s most iconic entertainment venue, The Star.

As the proud principal partner of Sydney Festival (8-26 January), The Star will also play host to a range of special Sydney Festival offers and events including ‘Fast Festival Feast’ menus at signature dining restaurants and eateries, live entertainment from local and international acts and the new rooftop bar, Sky Terrace, which will be open every day (8-26 Jan) during the festival with a range of musical acts performing against a backdrop of panoramic harbour views.



Following their critically acclaimed and sold out 2014 Australian tour, 2CELLOS, music’s most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, will return to Australia and New Zealand in January 2015. The duo will perform at The Star Event Centre on Saturday, 10 January 2015.

Young Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, together known as 2CELLOS, came to international fame in 2011 when their cello version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal’ went viral. It has since reached over 20 million YouTube views. Their playing style has broken down the boundaries between different genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. 2CELLOS have no limits when it comes to performing live and are equally as impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out, as evidenced in the mind-blowing clip of their version of the AC/DC track Thunderstruck.

Tickets now on sale via www.ticketek.com.au or 13 28 49.

Seu Jorge

Enjoy a night of irrepressible Brazilian sounds with a live performance by Brazilian musician Seu Jorge live from The Star Event Centre on Sunday, 11 January.

The rough-but-sweet-voiced kid from Rio’s favelas plays a signature mix of transformative pop covers (you may remember his sublime Portuguese-language Bowie interpretations in The Life Aquatic), alongside swinging original tunes flavoured with samba, reggae, Brazilian pop and electronics.

Jorge is supported by his compatriots, hip-hop revelation Karol Conka and renowned NYC-based music producer and selector Béco Dranoff. Together they bring the rhythm and heat of Brazil to Sydney.

Tickets now on sale via www.ticketek.com.au or 13 28 49.

Tabac Rouge hotel packages

One of the world’s greatest circus performers, James Thieree has lured Sydney audiences inside his surreal imagination three times before, in The Junebug Symphony, Bright Abyss and Au Revoir Parapluie – but nothing will quite prepare you for the sublime pandemonium that awaits you in Tabac Rouge.

Performances at Tabac Rouge will show at Sydney Theatre from 8-23 January:

Tuesday at 6:30pm
Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 5pm
No performances on Monday

Close to all the action throughout Sydney Festival, The Star offers three towers of luxury accommodation including five star hotel The Darling Hotel & Spa and Astral Towers & Residences. Teaming up with Sydney Festival, The Star is offering Tabac Rouge hotel packages for $509 per room (for two people) including:

· One night’s accommodation at luxury hotel, The Darling
· $50 Food and Beverage credit to enjoy at The Star’s bars, signature restaurants (Balla, Black by ezard & Sokyo) and Fat Noodle
· Two premium or A Reserve tickets to Tabac Rouge

Quote promo code SYDFEST15 (case sensitive) when booking online via The Star website only. Or call Guest Services 1800 800 830. Visit www.star.com.au/sydneyfestival

*Travel Package Conditions: Subject to availability. Credit Card details required to secure booking. Package prices are per person and are based on 2 guests per package, in queen bedding (Twin bedding available on request directly with the hotel). Packages are pre-paid and non-refundable. Valid for bookings from 23 August – 12 October 2014 for stays between 09 – 22 January 2015, inclusive. Tabac Rouge tickets valid for performance on the day for which the accommodation is booked only.

Kenny Rogers

Grammy Legend, Country Superstar and contemporary music icon, Kenny Rogers, brings classic hits and a new album to The Star Event Centre on Friday, 23 January as a part of his ‘Through The Years’ World Tour.

One of the Top Ten Best Selling Male Artists of All Time (1 Diamond, 19 Platinum & 32 Gold albums), Kenny’s distinctive voice and universal appeal have consistently sold out venues where he performs from a chart topping catalogue.

Honoured with a Country Music Hall of Fame induction and Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013, Kenny’s accolades also include 3 Grammy Awards, 18 American Music Awards and 8 Academy of Country Music Awards.

Don’t miss Kenny Rogers ‘Through The Years’ for one night only with special guest Glenn Shorrock.

Tickets now on sale via www.ticketek.com.au or 13 28 49.​

Sky Terrace

The Star’s rooftop bar Sky Terrace is open for summer! Sky Terrace takes advantage of expansive water views with Sydney city as the background. Expert bartenders are on hand to serve your favourite drinks, offering a range of cocktails, wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. Complementing the beverage menu is a range of bar food options to tantalise everyone’s tastebuds including Spiced Corn Chips with Pea Guacamole, Philadelphia Cheese Steak, Chicken Quesadillas and Sushi.
Sky Terrace visitors can watch the sun go down over the city skyline whilst enjoying the sounds of summer with an impressive line-up of local and international musical talent performing throughout Sydney Festival.
To see the Sydney Festival line-up of musical acts, please visit www.star.com.au/sydneyfestival

SUMMER OPENING HOURS – until 31 January.*
Mon-Fri 5pm-late
Sat 3pm-late
Sun 2pm-late

Normal trading hours will continue from 1 February 2015.

*Not open during private events. Please visit www.star.com.au/skyterrace to check closure dates for private events.

AFC Asian Cup at 24/7 Sports Bar

The Star is Sydney’s unofficial home of football, and with three mega screens and over 50 LCD TVs, 24/7 Sports Bar is the perfect place to take in all the action of the AFC Asian Cup (9-31 January).

Refuel with a full menu of pub classics, choose from a selection of house wine, spirits and beers including Kirin beer available for $8 during Asia Cup matches.

The Star Tournament Challenge

For the very first time The Star is introducing exclusive daily Baccarat, Blackjack and Roulette tournaments.

Register on the tournament date to be allocated $6,000 in tournament chips. Every day, the player who accumulates the most value in tournament chips in each game by the conclusion of the tournament will win $500 in cash and/or Casino Dollars! Plus, the player with the most value in tournament chips by the end of tournament week for each game will win the weekly cash prize pool!

Entry to tournaments is exclusive to Red and Red+ Absolute Rewards members, but if you’re not currently a member, simply join at the Absolute Rewards desk and enjoy the benefits instantly. As a member you’ll enjoy exclusive promotions and offers, with a range of dining and nightlife options at your fingertips, there is no better place to play than The Star. Bet with your head, not over it.

When: Between 3-9pm
Dates: Thursday, 18 December 2014 – Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Location: The Star Tournament Arena in Lucky Lounge
Entry: $10 per session, unlimited sessions each day


Balla – Fast Festival Feast

Enjoy a three-course meal for $55. Dine on Saikou salmon with pea purée and preserved lemon, then a choice of orecchiette with prawns, cherry tomatoes and oregano or grilled lamb cutlets with smoked eggplant purée and summer salad, and a tartufo al cioccolato for dessert.

Bookings via Guest Services ​1800 700 700.

Menu subject to change. Offer available for lunch Tuesday to Friday and dinner Monday to Friday. Vegetarian option available.

Balla – Italian Regional Dinner Series

Continuing to tell the Italian story through food and wine, Stefano and the Balla family welcome back the Italian Regional Dinner Series for 2015.

To celebrate the best of Italian summer, Stefano has chosen to highlight Calabria, the peninsula that forms the ‘toe’ of the famous geographical boot. Calabria is a major food producer, rich in citrus and vegetables, with diverse terrain, sheltering forests, glades, streams and touching two seas. Manfredi will execute a Calabrese-style lamb shoulder with onion, olives and pancetta, followed by Chocolate and hazelnut truffle.

Stefano will speak at each event about the inspiration behind the menus. Balla sommelier Piero Fonseca will be in attendance to recommend matching Italian wines with each course or for the table.

Event Details

Tuesday 3rd February
Ticket cost from $95 per person
4-course regionally inspired menu
Guests take home a recipe for the main dish from the night
Booking essential – reservations via calling The Star 1800 700 700

BLACK by ezard – Fast Festival Feast

Lavish two-course meal for $55. Enjoy an entrée of tomato vine ripened salad, buffalo cheese, green kalamata olives, white balsamic and basil dressing and a main course of kingfish salsa verde with fennel salad.

Bookings via Guest Services 1800 700 700.

Menu subject to change. Offer available for dinner Tuesday-Thursday and lunch and dinner on Sunday. Vegetarian option available.

Sokyo – Fast Festival Feast

Celebrate Sydney Festival with a four-course shared ‘fast omakase’.

Kingfish miso ceviche
Tempura bay bug
Omakase sushi

Bookings via Guest Services 1800 700 700.

Offer available for dinner Sunday to Thursday and for lunch Friday and Saturday. $55 per person (valid for groups of 2 or more). Menu subject to change.

Fat Noodle – Fast Festival Feast

Walk into Fat Noodle and enjoy a salad of roast jumbo king prawn, Thai basil, smoked chilli and Granny Smith apple in a fish sauce and mustard dressing with a glass of North of South sauvignon blanc for $30.

Menu subject to change. Offer available for lunch and dinner Monday to Thursday.

Pizzaperta – Fast Festival Feast

During Sydney Festival choose from traditional pizzas (either Margherita or Marinara) and one item from the salad or dessert menu, served with a tap beer, glass of wine or soft drink for $30.

Offer available for dinner and lunch Tuesday to Friday. Menu subject to change.

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