30 – 31 May: From 7pm-9pm, Macapella will be holding Music Nights in the Boyd Room (Level 3 of the U@MQ building). 50% of proceeds from the night will go to Doctors Without Borders. students.mq.edu.au/events/2013/05/30/mac-appella_music_night_1
1 – 2 June: The Food, Wine and Sustainability Festival is a major community and tourism event on the Australian event calendar and takes place in the heart of Manly along The Corso and picturesque Manly Beach. www.manly.nsw.gov.au/whatson/taste-of-manly
5 – 16 June: The Sydney Film Festival is a major event on the NSW cultural calendar. The 12-day festival screens feature films, documentaries, short films and animation from around the world. sff.org.au
6 June: The Digital Design Seminar will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). It’s designed for students and people looking to get into the digital design world. There is also a discount for students and is being hosted by the Tractor Design School. futureofdesign.
7 June: Last day of classes
10 June: Queen’s Birthday
24 May – 10 June: Sydney will once again be transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and ideas when Vivid Sydney takes over the city after dark. www.vividsydney.com
11 June: Session 1 examination period begins
16 June: Macquarie University Singers proudly present “Musical Dreams”, the first concert under the baton of newly appointed Principal Conductor Sarah Penicka-Smith. Music includes Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University 2.30pm – 4.30pm RSVP: MCA TIX: www.mca-tix.com.au $30, $25 concession, $15 students.
22 June: Winter Magic Festival is a free, annual community event, celebrated around the Winter solstice. At the Katoomba Town Centre. www.wintermagic.com.au
23 June: Enliven and enrich your Sunday afternoons with fellow Macquarie friends, alumni and students, for a series of musical performances in the newly refurbished Macquarie Theatre. The NSW Police Band will be performing at Macquarie Theatre, Macquarie University, 2.30pm – 5pm RSVP: To avoid concerts being oversubscribed, bookings are now essential and can be made via our online booking form or via phone on (02) 9850 7310 or email email@example.com.
28 June: Session 1 examination period ends. Session 1 ends.
All of June: Smash Palace, at Sydney’s White Rabbit Gallery, showcases the reactions of China’s best artists to the shocks of the new century. www.whiterabbitcollection.org