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The Rocks Village Bizarre


Surrealist riddles, cheeky interactions and hidden gems - welcome to eight evenings of adventures into the unknown!

Every Friday evening in November and December, The Rocks and all its surprising laneways will be transformed into a bazaar of the curious and curiouser. The Village Bizarre offers you a vast array of experiences and offerings created by artists and enthusiasts; free-thinkers and go-getters; purveyors of beauty and pushers of indulgence. All around The Rocks you can savour experiences that are at once curious, intimate and wonderful.

Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority Event Director Michael Cohen says "step up a laneway, or into a pop-up studio or into a tent and you find the hidden surprises of the Village Bizarre. There are aging impresarios, burlesque beauties, and a cornucopia of characters, musicians, stories, and fun to be had at The Cabinet of Curiosities, Greenway Lane, at the Rabbit Hole and many more little venues."


Amongst the decadent dinner parties, the myriad of market stalls and collector obsessives, you can boogie at the city's most intimate Silent Disco, bust a move in a hula hoop, play like the pros at the ping-pong table, or find a place to dance and enjoy the music.

Those wanting to strike out a new dance move can learn how to do so from the best in show at Dancing in the Streets. Impress a friend, learn how to Bootscoot, dirty dance, Natbush, Bollywood and Zumba from the pros and then hit the streets with your fancy footsteps.

Dare to venture down Kendall Lane where history comes alive with 'The True Tale of George Cribb', a tale of Cribb, a convict butcher who lived and worked in The Rocks. Hear his humorous trials and triumphs as he sets up shop and shows off his butchering skills.

From the laneways of The Rocks the party takes a twisted turn into a secret hotel room in The Rocks for the ultimate theatre come after party experience, with 'Uta Uber Kool Ja'. This peek-a-boo car crash ride by award winning actor Georgina Symes is rocking, intimate, slightly tragic, deeply funny and ultimately, moving.

Every corner of The Rocks unveils a new adventure, a new show. There'll be rabbit holes to dive in and cabinets full of curiosities that will both disturb and delight!

So grab a program and get ready to discover the weird and wonderful world of The Rocks. There's too much to see all in one night - so come again, and again ....

And again .... and again

The Rocks Village Bizarre, Fridays 6.30pm - 10pm, 2 November - 21 December 2012



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