What's On In May

Published On 1 May 2015

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As the cooler weather approaches this Autumn, The Star is heating up with offers at eateries and signature restaurants including Balla’s Lombardy regional dinner menu, offers to spoil your mum with this Mother’s Day, as well as a range of entertainment including live performances from Kelly Clarkson and Human Nature at The Star Event Centre. The Star will also be lighting up for Vivid Sydney with an expanded footprint of interactive activity to create the Vivid Sydney Game Zone at Pyrmont and The Star.



The Spa at The Darling Mother’s Day offer | 1 May - 31 May

Roll out the red carpet treatment for Mum this Mother’s Day. Book your mother in for any Urban Escape package any time during May* and she’ll receive a glass of bubbles and a sweet treat to enjoy, plus an Espa gift to take home (valued at $60).

*Available from May 1-31. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment please book a minimum of 48 hours prior to arrival. Offer not available for purchase on gift card.

Mother’s Day shopping night | 6 May

For one night only on Wednesday, 6 May, The Star’s retail precinct will play host to a glamorous evening of shopping and entertainment. With 20% off retail gift cards from 6pm (while stocks last) and various Mother’s Day specials on offer, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for mum.

For your chance to win the ultimate designer Mother’s Day gift, get creative and write a poem on why you would like to thank your mum. A range of luxury prizes are on offer including a Gucci handbag worth $3,205, a Salvatore Ferragamo handbag worth $1,850, a Bottega Veneta wallet worth $830 and a Chanel fragrance & beauty pack worth $530. Terms and conditions apply.*

With complimentary bubbles on offer as well as sweet treats from Adriano Zumbo Patissier, Gelato Messina and Pulse it’s a night not to be missed. From 6pm to 8pm at The Star retail atrium.

*Entries open at 6pm on Wednesday 6 May and must be submitted at The Star’s BLACK by ezard restaurant by 6:45pm. The winner will be announced at 8pm at The Star’s retail precinct. The winner must be present at the draw in order to win the prize. Prizes are not redeemable for cash, vouchers or other products.

Kelly Clarkson | 8 May

Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson will be returning to Australia this May to support her new album PIECE BY PIECE. Whilst in Australia, Kelly will perform a very special one off show at The Star Event Centre on Friday 8 May. Tickets are on sale now via www.ticketek.com.au or 13 28 49.

Human Nature Mother’s Day concert | 10 May

Offering the ultimate Mother’s Day experience, Human Nature will perform an exclusive, up close and personal show, ‘Human Nature the Jukebox Show’, on Sunday 10 May. Enjoy their biggest hits or better yet, give your mum a special experience with once-in-a-lifetime meet and greet experiences and premium dinner packages. Tickets are now on sale via www.ticketek.com.au or 13 28 49.

Vivid Sydney 2015 | 22 May - 8 June

The Star will be lighting up for Vivid Sydney in 2015 with an expanded footprint of interactive activity to create the Vivid Sydney Game Zone at Pyrmont and The Star. The precinct will include multiple audience operated interactive zones including: installations at Pyrmont Bay Park dubbed ‘Pyrmont Pyro’ and ‘Mission Control’, the Vivid Lounge at Sky Terrace, The iconic Star sign with its own bespoke light installation and the Murray Street trees that will come to life with light to ensure you find your way.

For more information on Vivid Sydney at Pyrmont and The Star, visit www.star.com.au/vividsydney

Sodagreen | 29 May

Taiwanese pop group Sodagreen are set to perform at The Star Event Centre. The group started organically as a student band in one of Taiwan’s top universities in 2001 with the 6 member lineup consisting of Wu Qing-Feng, Hsieh Shin-Yi, Shih Jun-Wei, Ho Jing-Yang, Liu Jia-Kai and Hung Yu-Chi remaining unchanged since 2003. The group became the first indie band to hold a concert in the 10,000-seat Taipei Arena in 2007 and continues their rise to fame. To purchase tickets, visit www.ticketek.com.au



Pop Up Thai | Now Open

Introducing Pop Up Thai at The Star’s Café Court. Pop Up is a modern Australian adaptation of the street market food stalls and showcases a variety of regional cuisines. The authentic short order menu with carefully selected tantalising dishes is created with the freshest ingredients for the casual eatery that's fun, dynamic and features a buzzing market place feel. Currently our Pop Up restaurant features the amazing tastes of Thailand’s street market fare including the classics such as Chicken Pad Thai, Thai Pork Basil, Green Papaya Salad and more.

Balla’s Lombardy Dinner Series | 5 May

Continuing to tell the Italian story through food and wine, Stefano Manfredi and the Balla family welcome back the Italian Regional Dinner Series for 2015. The series will commence on Tuesday 5 May as guest chef Alessandro Pavoni joins Stefano Manfredi in the Balla kitchen to celebrate the region of their birthplace, Lombardy. Pavoni and Manfredi will be serving an entrée of Baccala of Glacier 51 Toothfish, Carnaroli Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Chestnuts followed by Roasted Turkey with a Bread and Mustard Fruit.

Bookings via Guest Services on 1800 700 700.

Sokyo Mother’s Day lunch | 10 May

Spoil mum with a mouth-watering meal at Sokyo. Chef Chase Kojima has created a contemporary Japanese inspired Mother's Day lunch menu featuring some of Sokyo's signature dishes.

$105pp with a glass of sparkling on arrival.

$50 kids bento box menu.

Bookings via Guest Services on 1800 700 700.

Balla Mother’s Day lunch | 10 May

Enjoy a superb Mother’s Day lunch at Balla. The godfather of Italian cuisine Stefano Manfredi has prepared a 4-course Mother’s Day share menu featuring Balla's signature antipasto and more.

$115pp with a glass of sparkling on arrival.

Bookings via Guest Services on 1800 700 700.

BLACK by ezard Mother’s Day lunch | 10 May

Indulge with a champagne Sunday lunch at BLACK by ezard. Complete with impressive harbour views, the contemporary Australian grill will feature a three-course lunch menu especially for mum with NV Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial.

$125pp with NV Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial or try our food-only options with 2 courses for $70 and 3 courses for $85.

Bookings via Guest Services on 1800 700 700.

Pizzaperta Mother’s Day special | 10 May

Enjoy a slice of new wave pizza from Pizzaperta and finish with an Italian inspired dessert – pizza dough pillows filled with vanilla custard cream and Amarena cherry served with 2 glasses of Borgo Molino Prosecco - $30

Fat Noodle Mother’s Day special | 10 May

Choose from Fat Noodle’s Asian-inspired menu or try out their Mother’s Day steamed baby barramundi special with minced pork and shitake mushroom sauce, served with jasmine rice - $30.

Balla’s Gaja Dinner | 21 May

Osteria Balla in collaboration with Five Way Cellars is serving up a special 5-course dinner menu paired with the outstanding wines of Italy’s Gaja winery, widely known as the winery responsible for one of the most notable red wines from the Piedmont region. Owner and President Angelo Gaja is credited with developing techniques that have revolutionised winemaking in Italy. Angelo’s daughter Gaia Gaja now responsible and tasked with Gaja’s future will host the dinner. You will also have the opportunity to taste wine from Gaja’s Tuscany wineries. Enjoy the 5-course menu with wine tasting for $300 per person.

Bookings are essential. To see the full menu or make a reservation, please email balla@echoent.com.au


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To view special Mother’s Day menus and offers, visit www.star.com.au/mothersday. For more information on what’s on at The Star, visit www.star.com.au

About The Star

The Star is Sydney’s only world-class casino and entertainment destination. The Star offers award-winning chefs and restaurants, luxury hotel accommodation and serviced apartments, a 14-room day spa, an international designer retail collection as well a world-class casino and international nightclub Marquee. The $100 million Star Event Centre is a state-of-the art multi-use venue and has hosted more than 250 events since opening in January 2013, including The AACTA Awards, The ARIA Awards, The Premiere of World War Z, charity events for the Starlight Foundation and Thomas Kelly Foundation and international talent such as Ricky Martin, Seal, Coldplay and Alicia Keys.

For more information or enquiries, visit www.star.com.au or call 1800 700 700.