Kickstart your 2017 with our pick of Sydney’s best events in January

The Plus Ones welcomes you to 2017! We know how important first impressions are, so set ourselves the task of introducing you all to this New Year in style. Make sure to incorporate our top picks of the month of January into your New Years resolutions (add them to that long list!) to make the transition into this new time sphere all the more entertaining and enjoyable.

Whether you’re aiming for new artistic or cultural experiences, to discover new music and film genres, stay healthy or even just to continue the partying where you left off at the close of 2016, The Plus Ones has you covered.

Culture up Late (January 4th)
The Australian Museum offers an evening of culture and new exhibitions including spiders, live music, and a virtual journey into the dessert. Don’t miss your chance of this adventurous night at the museum!

Flickerfest (January 6th)
Bondi Beach hosts the 27th International Short Film Festival, showcasing the best short films from Australia and around the world during this night under the stars. Flickerfest has become one of the main festivals on the world circuit making it a major event to look out for.

Soul of Sydney FUNK Picnic (January 8th)
Who doesn’t fancy some funk and soul to start off the New Year? Let the disco era make its return to your life, and enjoy the afro-beats as you boogie until you can’t boogie no more!

Short + Sweet (January 11th – March 19th)
Welcome to the biggest little play festival in the world! This year’s festival boast over 160 plays showcasing the best play writing from Australia and around the world.

Rock Horror Cruise (January 13th)
Cruise your way out of your worst nightmares in a night of frivolous spooks and classic rock music as you glide past Sydney harbour. Dress up is encouraged with prizes for the best dressed.

Secret Sunrise Yoga Movement Manly (January 14th)
Make sure you’re keeping in check with those early morning exercise resolutions with a yoga class – bend and sway and meditate your way into the day with a DJ, groovy music and beautiful setting.

Pop-up Harbourside Electroswing Silent Disco Party (January 14th)
Join us at a secret spot by the gorgeous Sydney harbour in your vintage/Gatsby outfits; to move, groove and swing to your heart’s content under the sky!

So Frenchy So Chic (January 21st)
Oh those French picnic and music accompaniment vibes! In true civil and sophisticated fashion, enjoy wine, food and musique on a glorious summer day the Frenchy way.

The NOW now Festival (January 23rd)
The first month of the year deserves a refreshing splash of inspiration, provided by this experimental mix of unique musics at venues around Sydney. From jazz to classical, there will be something for everyone to appreciate.

MCA Artbar (January 27th)
Leave every previous art gallery experience at the door before entering the world of the MCA Artbar. Finish the first month of 2017 with this wild, eclectic, and exciting array of performance art.

– Aoibheann
Aoibheann is a really tanned Irish writer and photographer who is waiting for the day she can earn a living from sunbathing, going to the gym, reading Charles Dickens and eating ridiculous amounts of mangoes in Asia. Follow her on @vegan__ventures.

Disclosure: The Plus Ones were invited guests of Klick, McGill Publicity, and the MCA.
Image credit: Aoibheann Schwartz.