LIGHT IT UP
A star-studded list of performers will join the cast of Light The Night on November 26 at the City Recital Hall in Angel Place. iOTA, Eddie Perfect, Tamsin Carroll, Katie Noonan, Jade MacRae and Toni Lamond will be among the performers at the cancer fundraiser. Tickets start at $49.50. Bookings: 8256 2222 or www.cityrecitalhall.com
CUP DAY AT THE OXFORD HOTEL
The Oxford Hotel is running Melbourne Cup sweeps. The race will be on the plasma screens and there will be giveaways and a great new menu.
CUP DAY AT THE COLOMBIAN
Celebrate the Melbourne Cup at the Colombian Hotel with a great view of the race on the three plasma screens. There’ll be complimentary nibbles from 3pm, $1, $2 and $5 sweeps and a free scratch card with every Tooheys New purchased.
CUP DAY AT THE FLINDERS
GAY4PLAY is holding its first Melbourne Cup lunch in association with the Flinders Hotel upstairs in the dining room, and $5 from each booking goes to Bobby Goldsmith Foundation. Doors open at noon, long lavish $60 lunch from 1pm with free bubbly, bookings at www.moshtix.com.au.
ARQ WEEKEND
Friday 2 November at Arq features Unity in the Arena with DJs Matt Bachl, Ruby and Ric Dreske. In the Vortex is Boyz Boyz Boyz with DJs Justin Scott, Sandi Hotrod and Chip. The Boyz show is at 12.30am with Antony and Ashley. It’s $10 entry from 9pm.
CUP DAY AT AJC
The Australian Jockey Club will host Sydney’s biggest Melbourne Cup party on Tuesday 6 November at Royal Randwick Racecourse. There will be giant screens, bookmakers, TAB, fashions on the field and a pamper palace. General admission is $15 and gates open at 9.30am.
CUP DAY AT CARGO
Cargo Lounge has all bases covered offering a full day of Melbourne Cup favourites. Ladies and lads will feel like they’re front row centre but with all the luxuries of large screens airing the race live, TAB facilities, and sweepstake prizes backed with a fantastic food and beverage package. Upstairs at the bar is the AJC after-party with live entertainment from the Martini Club.
CUP DAY AT THE LOFT
The Loft is holding a special event at $99 per person inclusive of champagne and a sumptuous banquet. There’ll be live coverage, TAB facilities, champagne, entertainment and excitement at Sydney’s most prestigious venue. DJs and live beats will take you into the night, long after the final furlong.
CUP DAY AT GAZEBO
Gazebo Wine Garden is having a $70 function with three-course meals and a glass of bubbles to get you in the mood for the big day ahead. The glitz and glamour in the Gazebo Wine Garden provide the perfect backdrop to spend Melbourne Cup day with easy TAB access, large screens and Sydney’s best wines.
CUP AT GLENMORE ROOFTOP
Celebrate on the Glenmore Rooftop for $75 and enjoy a gourmet barbecue and two drinks on arrival. Revel in Melbourne Cup fever on a Sydney rooftop with spectacular harbour views and large plasmas – punters won’t miss the action on the home straight.

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