Step into Sydney’s favourite house. Theatre and performances in this city would not be the same without the world-famous Sydney Opera House. Why, even Oprah Winfrey is making her Australian debut at the “Oprah” house in December. Isn’t it time you explored the organs, veins and heart of the opera house? See behind-the-scenes drama on backstage corridors, dressing rooms and everything that happens before the curtains go up. And the best part is that this special event is completely free but make sure you secure your place by registering online. Just click on the website below for more information. There will also be live performances and a sausage sizzle outside so bring the whole family down to discover the secrets of the sails.
24 Oct. Sydney Opera House. Free. 9250 7777, sydneyoperahouse.com
Join some of the sharpest minds in science and medicine to discuss some very important topics at the Garvin Institute this month. Or just walk in to see the amazing interior design of the building that looks like a set from a sci-fi movie. Don’t miss the panel discussion What Will it Take to Cure Cancer with Garvin researchers Prof Roger Daly, Dr Alex Swarbrick, Dr Lisa Horvath and oncologist Dr Sue Pendlebury from St Vincent’s Hospital. This will be followed by talks that will give the public an idea of the kind of research Garvin has been undertaking in diseases like diabetes, osteoporosis, eating disorders, hearing loss, asthma, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Can’t physically make the open day? Watch live webcasts on the website listed below.
24 Oct. 9am-3pm. NAB Auditorium, Garvin Institute of Medical Research, 384 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst. Free. 9295 8110, giving.garvan.org.au/openday