Friday 3 January 2014

What's on at The Star in January

In January, The Star will celebrate a number of stylish and must-attend events happening across the precinct.

Guests of The Star can revel in the warm summer vibes at the new Sky Terrace Bar, which will be open every night in celebration of Sydney Festival.

Australia Day celebrations will be enjoyed across the property, with a stand-out performance from Prinnie Stevens as well as  a number of well-known local DJs on offer for guests to dance the night away.

Sky Terrace Rooftop Bar - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays / Every night from 9 - 26 Jan 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sky Terrace, Sydney's newest rooftop bar, takes in the expansive views over Sydney Harbour and the city skyline, from the balcony of The Star's state-of-the-art Event Centre. Guests are invited to kick back and relax with a sunset cocktail or two, maybe a boutique brew and choose from a delicious assortment of casual food while live DJs provide the perfect soundscape to the panoramic views over the harbour. During the Sydney Festival, the Sky Terrace Bar will be open every day (Jan 9 - 26) and feature performances from Future Classic DJs, El Grito DJs, Emily Barker, Clive De Lowe and The Staves among others. 

Free entry, check website for confirmed opening times:

Chinese New Year - January 24th - February 9th
The Star is the ultimate place in Sydney to celebrate the Lunar Festival, with delicious Asian themed menus, traditional Chinese celebrations, exotic cultural events and much more! To wrap up the Chinese New Year celebrations, The Star Event Centre will play host to the Dragon Ball on February 8. Featuring the fabulous sounds of the Dragon Ball big band, who will be playing the best of swing from days gone by and giving contemporary songs a classic styling, the renewed Dragon Ball takes all the glamour of the past and fuses it with a modern edge.

For more information go to:

Mahjong - Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
If you are in the mood to train your brain or try your hand at the most popular Poker-style game in China, make your way down to the gaming floor on Mondays and Wednesdays each week, for a no-risk game of Mahjong.
Doors open 5pm with no cover charge; entry will operate on a first in, best dressed basis. For more information, go to:

Furnace and the Fundamentals - January 11th from 9:30 pm
The highly talented cover band's set list features an eclectic mix of crowd favourite tracks, performed with as much energy and verve as the originals.  Their extensive repertoire ranges from The Beatles and Elvis Presley to Mark Ronson, Vampire Weekend and Wolfmother.  You're guaranteed to be up and partying on the dance floor to your favourite current and classic hits.

Prinnie Stevens Australia Day performance -January 26th, 9:30pm
One of Australia's most in-demand musical acts, former contestant on The Voice and local singing superstar, Prinnie Stevens will present a free performance in Rock Lily on Australia Day, performing her hit songs such as Don't Wake Me Up, and LION.

Tommy Dean stand up performance - January 30th, from 7:30pm
One of Australia's most loved adopted comedians, Tommy Dean, will perform at Rock Lily as part of the monthly Rock With Laughter comedy series - this American star has appeared on Spicks and Specks, Good News Week, Stand Up Australia, Rove Live, Joker Poker, Sunrise, The Today Show and The Sideshow, so don't miss out on what will be a great night!

Suite AZ is back at Rock Lily at The Star - Sundays, from 9:30pm
The praised six piece soul and R'n'B band, Suite AZ, comprised of drums, bass, guitarist and keyboard, is returning with their smooth sounds to entertain at Rock Lily every Sunday throughout January. Known for their infectious energy, powerful vocals and exceptional virtuosity, and fronted by The Voice contestant Rob Edwards, audiences are sure to be electrified by this talented musical group.

The Duelling Pianos Show - Fridays, from 7:00pm
The Duelling Pianos Show continues to rock-out every Friday as they battle it out New Orleans-style. The Duelling Pianos Show is made up of two singing pianists going head to head on black baby grand pianos, alongside a swingin' drummer. Together the group wows audiences with their extensive repertoire of over 400 songs across eight decades of popular music. There's no set list for the Duelling Pianos Show; all their performances are full of audience participation and spontaneity, so get down to Rock Lily and request your favourite tunes.

The Ashes -  January 1st - 7th
The Star's 24/7 Sports Bar is the only place to watch the Ashes this year, with three mega screens and 50 LCD screens to keep sports fans feeling close to the action! Watch the Ashes daily and enjoy the regular food and drink specials at Fuel Grill.


2014 Sydney Festival - January 9th - 26th
As the proud Principal Partner of the 2014 Sydney Festival, The Star will celebrate with a number of events, dining deals and hotel specials, as well as opening the rooftop bar, Sky Terrace Bar, every day during this period for some fun in the sun! Don't miss out on amazing dinner specials at The Star's signature fine dining restaurants BLACK by ezard, Balla and Sokyo, or the amazing performance of Dido and Aeneas at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

Dido & Aeneas - January 16th - 21st
As part of the Sydney Festival, the Sydney Lyric will feature this majestic reimagining of the opera Dido & Aeneas, choreographed by Sasha Waltz, known for her boundless imagination. During the performance, the audience is transported into an underwater realm, where submerged dancers glide around a glass aquarium that fills the stage. Do not miss out on this incredible show!
Tickets from $55 on Ticketmaster

Sokyo Special Feast Festival - January 9th - 26th
As part of the Sydney Festival, Sokyo will offer a two-course dinner special at $55 per person, so treat yourself to a delicious meal featuring the bold and complex flavours that are signature to Sokyo head chef, Chase Kojima.
To book, call 1800 700 700. ​

BLACK by ezard Fast Festival Feast - January 9th - 26th
To celebrate the Sydney Festival, BLACK by ezard is offering a delicious two-course dinner special at $55 per person, so treat yourself and a loved one to a night out in the plush and intimate dining experience that showcases Teage Ezard's signature dishes
To book, call 1800 700 700.​​
Balla Sydney Festival Special - January 9th - 26th
In celebration of the Sydney Festival, Stefano Manfredi's Balla will be offering three-course dinner specials for just $55 per person, so make sure you come down and try the a la carte menu that features freshly shucked oysters, wood-grilled octopus, Yamba prawns, and traditional Italian pastas.
To book, call 1800 700 700.​​

Sydney Festival Lunch Special at Garden Buffet - January 9th - 26th
To celebrate the Principle Partnership between The Star and the Sydney Festival, Garden Buffet will be offering lunch for only $28 per person, Monday to Friday. So come down and check out The Star's famous all-you-can-eat Garden Buffet, with 130 hot and cold dishes, from fresh seafood and delicious pastas to salads and more.

Sydney Festival Package - January 6th - 27th
During the 2014 Sydney Festival, stay at The Darling or Astral Tower & Residences and enjoy complimentary breakfast for two people at Garden Buffet, two cocktails at Sky Terrace​ and a Sydney Festival program.
To book, go to and enter SYDFEST14


Hot Summer Nights Package - December 15 - January 23rd
Stay at The Darling or Astral Tower & Residences from 15 December 2013 to 23 January 2014 and you'll enjoy breakfast for two at Garden Buffet, overnight parking for one car ​and complimentary in-room wifi.
To book, go to and enter SUMMER1314

Star Karaoke - Thursdays from 7pm
Sing like a star every Thursday night at Star Karaoke, where you could score up to $500 of weekly cash prizes. To take part in the night, you'll just need to be a member of the Absolute Rewards loyalty program - it's free to join and you can do so on the night.
Register from 7pm at Lucky Lounge, The Star. Get in early as places are limited to 30 participants each night. 

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