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What’s On: Firefighter fundraiser, sausage sizzles and belly dancing fun

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Watch some Disney classics on the big screen at the Disney BFF Film Festival, do some shopping (with all funds to RFSA), catch a footy match or hit the markets!


What’s on this weekend: Sydney

1. Fundraising for NSW RFSA, St Ives Shopping Village

Empty Eskies and Spend with Them

Visit a two-day pop-up booth event at St Ives Village

Visit a two-day pop-up booth event that’s fundraising for NSW RFSA at St Ives Village on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February, with 100% of sales donated to RFSA.

Shop beautiful handmade Aboriginal print bucket hats, boomerang bibs, and tribal bags, along with handmade scrunchies and paintings that are specially crafted by local mums for this event. 100% of the proceeds (minus EFTPOS fees) will go to the RFSA.

There will also be a giant thank you card for you to pen your love and gratitude towards our firemen, who have selflessly protected us during these challenging times. A gold coin donation will be greatly appreciated.

The funds raised will contribute towards:

  • Meals for firefighters before and after firefighting
  • Basic care packs including toiletries and t-shirts
  • Funds to support recovery and time with their families

Since fires began in August, RFSA has utilised $250,000 alone on care packs, t-shirts, and meals but the RFSA requires more and ongoing support. There are over 72,000 volunteer firefighters in NSW.

  • When: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February
  • Where: St Ives Village, Level 1 – opposite NAB
  • More details: Fundraising for NSW RFSA

If you can’t make it, don’t forget you can find other ways to show support, such as Empty Esky and Spend with Them: Helping Bushfire Recovery


2. Disney BFF Film Festival, Event Cinemas Hornsby

Head to Event Cinemas Hornsby to see your favourite Disney movies on the big screen from Saturday 22 February to Saturday 15 March. This weekend, it’s Aladdin!

  • Aladdin – 22 & 23 February
  • Toy Story – 29 February & 1 March
  • The Little Mermaid – 7 & 8 March
  • The Lion King – 14 & 15 March

Tickets are only $8* each so it’s the perfect day out with friends and family to relive all of these Disney classics. So grab your besties and buy your tickets today!

  • February
  • Where: Event Cinemas, Hornsby
  • Book tickets

3. Saints Sunday Sizzle, St Ives

Saints Sausage Sizzle

The day includes preseason clinics, rugby opportunities and a welcoming community for all

Join the Saints Sunday Sizzle each Sunday from Sunday 9 February to Sunday 1 March.

It includes preseason clinics, rugby opportunities and a welcoming community for parents and all supporters.

The bar will be open for parents and there will be a free sausage sizzle! Come and see what this great community club is all about.

  • When: Sunday 23 February, 5.30pm-7pm
  • Where: Hassell Park, St Ives

4. Performance: untitled (maraong manaóuwi), Hyde Park Barracks

This weekend dance

The opening performance dance will highlight the importance of people coming together

In February 2020, Sydney Living Museums and Art & About will present untitled (maraong manaóuwi), by Sydney-based Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist Jonathan Jones at the Hyde Park Barracks.

Join in this free event on the opening day when Lucy and Lowanna Murray, young Wiradjuri dancers from Cowra, perform a contemporary clearing/welcome dance on untitled (maraong manaóuwi). The dance will highlight the importance of people coming together and reflects on themes examined by the artwork.

The major site-specific installation, marking the reopening of the Hyde Park Barracks, looks at the similarly shaped symbols of the maraong manaóuwi (emu footprint) and the English broad arrow as a way of understanding history and cultural relations.

  • When: Friday 21 February 2020, 1pm–1.30pm
  • Where: Hyde Park Barracks, Queens Square, Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • More details: untitled (maraong manaóuwi)

5. This Weekend’s Markets: Sydney and North Shore

Markets are what's on sydney this weekend

Cambridge Markets EQ, is a regular twice weekly market on Wednesdays and Saturdays

Friday 21 February

Saturday 22 February

Sunday 23 February

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