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What's On This Month

To 7 Mar

After Dinner

A poignant and hilarious collision of lonely hearts, sex, friendship and Friday night drinks, circa 1987.


To 8 Mar

Mardi Gras

Running for over 35 years, this festival celebrates diversity and pride by Sydney and Australia's gay people. It will be outrageous and vibrant and full of colour.


To 21 Mar

Twilight at Taronga

Celebrating the Sydney summer with breathtaking 180-degree harbour views, Taronga Zoo will present performances from iconic Australian artists including Bernard Fanning, Paul Kelly presenting Merri Soul Sessions, You Am I, Sarah Blasko, Dan Sultan, Something For Kate, international guests Belle and Sebastian, Conor Oberst and Rufus Wainwright and many more.


To 21 Mar

Twilight at Taronga

Twilight at Taronga summer concert series, 17 concerts under the stars at Taronga Zoo. Enjoy breathtaking harbour views and picnics before the concert begins.


To 21 Mar

Suddenly Last Summer

This new production blends film-making and stage craft to delve into the heart of Tennessee Williams' darkly poetic drama.


3-22 Mar

Alliance Françaises French Film Festival

In its 26th year, the festival offers a national program including action, romance, comedy, thrillers, children's films, animation and documentaries that have been commercially released in France the previous year.


3 Mar-26 Apr

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory

This year's largest metropolitan ARTEXPRESS exhibition has opened to the public at Sydney Olympic Park's Armory Gallery ... and it's FREE!


6 Mar

Sydney Film Festival at Casula Powerhouse

Returning to South West Sydney for the second in its new series of monthly screenings. Following from the success of the program launch and screening of The Theory of Everything, the Sydney Film Festival at Casula Powerhouse will treat audiences to a special showing of That Sugar Film.


7 Mar

Riverwood Autumn Fair

Stalls, Food, Skate Comp, Rides, Animal Farm, Reptiles. Held annually now for over 35 years.


7 Mar

Sydney Jamboree : Sport Compact Drag Racing & Car Show Spectacular

Sport Compact Drag Racing, Show-N-Shine, Drift Exhibition, Babe & Bikini Shows, Beat Box entrainment, Trade Stalls, FREE kids rides.


7 Mar

Randwick Guineas Day

Girvan Waugh Randwick Guineas Day offers punters the perfect preview to some of the world-class racing that will take place at Sydney's tracks over the next six Saturdays. Present your Irish passport and get in FREE!


14 Mar

Hurstville Night Market

The night market will include sweet and savoury food, entertainment and attractions for families, and feature live Greek music and dance performances, children activities, cooking demonstrations, workshops and much more.


12-16 Mar

Taste Of Sydney

Held at Centennial Park, Taste of Sydney is the mouth-watering experience of a lifetime, with dishes from Australia's leading restaurants.


12-18 Mar

Taste of Sydney

Enjoy a feast for the senses with Sydney's best restaurants, top chefs, interactive masterclasses and theatres, live entertainment and over 120 artisan producers at Sydney's Centennial Park.


12-25 Mar

Holocaust Film Series

JIFF presents the Holocaust Film Series, a series of films from around the globe dedicated to stories of persecution, racism, survival and migration. Taking place at Event Cinemas at Bondi Junction, from March 12-25, our diverse selection of films aim to enlighten and educate audiences, while developing and appreciating the gift of life.


13-15 Mar

Australian Tattoo & Body Art Expo

This the 7th annual Expo will return to Sydney. The Expo brings together an exciting range of creative, unique, talented artists, giving visitors the opportunity to make appointments and get inked by the best in the business. This is a jam-packed entertainment line-up with something for everyone.


14 Mar

Africultures Festival

The Africultures Festival is an annual festival that celebrates and showcases the rich heritage and cultures of Africa. The diverse programming on the day includes dance, music, fashion show, foods and African arts and crafts. A free event.


14-15 Mar

Lindfield Art Show & Fair

Held at Holy Family School the Fair is centred around the Lindfield Art Show which showcases an extensive range of affordable, quality and collectible art. On Saturday enjoy the fair with market stalls, food, sport and craft zone for kids.


14 Mar-10 May

Culture Beats

The celebration of Australia's cultural diversity continues at Darling Harbour in 2015, with a FREE and fun-filled program showcasing the exotic flavours, dance, music and art of nations including China, Thailand, Pakistan, Armenia and India.


16 Mar

The Magnificent Mr Bach

Be captivated by the magic of Sydney Town Hall's Grand Organ at our free lunchtime Recital with Robert Ampt, the Sydney City organist presenting The Magnificent Mr Bach. FREE


19 Mar

Burlesque Idol

Direct from sold-out seasons in London's West End and Off-Broadway in New York, featuring an international line-up and Australia's fasting rising burlesque stars tassel-twirling their way to victory!


20 Mar

Sydney Expat Club Presents Socialmixer

Nightlife Time: 6:00pm to 11:30pm; Venue: Bar 100, 100 George St, The Rocks, Sydney, 2000; AUS Prices: Men Complimentary Drink On Arrival $10, Women Free Before 7PM, After $10 (Complimentary Drink On Arrival).


20-22 Mar

Oatley West Art & Craft Show

Celebrating Art in our Community, the Community Art Show will feature numerous artworks and photographs by fabulous local Artists.


23-29 Mar

Sydney International Rowing Regatta

A week long regatta hosted by Rowing Australia and featuring some of the world's finest athletes.


26 Mar-8 Apr

Their Names Upon Gallipoli

In commemoration of the Centenary of ANZAC, Sydney Olympic Park presents Their names upon Gallipoli - a unique exhibition to be showcased each weekend at the historic Building 20 Powder Magazine, Newington Armory, at Sydney Olympic Park.


28 Mar-14 Jun

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Enjoy all the excitement and colour of the Royal Easter Show: see the best of Australian agriculture, see tapestries, woodchopping competitions, animals, food farm, visit the Sydney Royal Beer and Wine Garden and much much more.


29 Mar

Underground Cinema PATRIOT

Underground Cinema is an immersive, live, secret film experience, held in secret locations around inner Sydney. **All shows are 4+ hours long including the live experience & movie. This is NOT just a movie.


What's On Next Month

2-6 Apr

Bluesfest Byron Bay

Held at the idyllic Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm come along and enjoy the large selection of blues and roots performers.


2 Apr-3 May

Nomanslanding

Darling Harbour commemorates the ANZAC Centenary with a 120 metre floating installation on Cockle Bay entitled Nomanslanding.


3 Apr

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory

The best of the next generation of budding artists will have their artwork on display at this year's largest metropolitan exhibition, ARTEXPRESS at the Armory at Sydney Olympic Park.


3-19 Apr

Kids in the Park

The action-packed school holiday program includes more than 50 activities,many FREE and good value The action-packed school holiday program includes more than 50 activities, with many FREE and good value options for under $20 to suit children of all ages.


11 Apr

Hurstville Night Market

The night market will include, entertainment and attractions for families, and feature live Indian/Nepalese music and cultural dance performances, Nepalese and Indian Street food, children activities including face painting, henna tattooing and a jumping castle, live DJ and a FREE yoga class.


17-19 April

Golden Ridge Easter Eggstravaganza

A time where families can spend bonding together participating in activities and games on the farm. All hands on and interactive.


18-19 April

Top Gear Festival

A festival for petrol-heads who will love this, Australia's leading motoring festival. See stunts, thrills and spills and Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.


20 Apr-17 May

Sydney Comedy Festival

The 2015 Sydney Comedy Festival first release of shows announced for this their 11th Annual Festival.


13 Apr-17 May

Scone & Upper Hunter Horse Festival

Over two weeks of horse shows, stockman's events, rodeos, dancing, craft shows & community events on the edge of the Hunter Valley wine region.


Future Events

1-3 May

The Bead Show

The Bead Show brings the best exhibitors from all over Australia presenting an exciting range of beads, lamp work, semi precious / precious gems and jewellery making supplies. If you are passionate about beads and beading or want to learn about beads be first in line at these shows.


3 May

Pittwater Food & Wine Fair

The 6th Food & Wine Fair at Winnererremy Bay. Bring a picnic rug and enjoy the live music at the beautiful scenic setting adjacent to the waterways of Pittwater. There will be wine tastings together with a wide variety of food available on the day. Venue: Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve - Mona Street, Mona Vale Date: from 10am to 4pm.


3 May

Festival on the Green

Take the whole family out for a day of fabulous fun, food and entertainment at Ku-ring-gai Council's 11th annual Festival on the Green at St Ives Village Green from 10am to 4pm. With over 100 stalls including food, community, art and craft, health and fitness and children's activities.


5-17 May

The Importance of Being Earnest

Jack is in love with Gwendolen. Gwendolen is in love with Earnest. Algernon, who is up for a bit fun, falls for Cecily, but Cecily is also in love with Earnest ... If only someone was Earnest!


5 May-28 May

Cinema-K - Korean Film Night

A free weekly Korean film night dedicated to bringing you the best of Korean cinema!


13, 20 & 27 May

(extra)ordinary, (un)usual episode III

A showcase of award-winning monologues performed by Sydney's best actors, written and directed by Pete Malicki.


30 May

The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular

Australia's premier craft beer and food festival.


14 Jun

Barnardos Beach Bolt

Join us at Sydney's newest running event, the Barnardos Beach Bolt on Coogee Beach. The Beach Bolt is a dynamic 1 mile run from the south end of Coogee Beach to the north end and the only race in Sydney to cover grass, pavement, stairs and sand. This high-energy community event will bring people from all over Sydney and will showcase beautiful Coogee Beach in all its winter glory. All proceeds go directly to Barnardos Australia to help children in desperate need.


12-14 Jun

Cake Bake & Sweets Show

Cake Bake & Sweets Show is the festival of deliciousness. Packed full of tasty baked goods and sweets, tools and equipment, hundreds of inspiring demonstrations and interactive classes - it's a great day out with family and friends!


13 Jun

The Empire Strips Back

A Star Wars Burlesque Parody ... Expect some seriously sexy stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, tantalising Twi'leks, a Darth with a different kind of dark side.


18 Jul

The Dreamers Market - Winter 2015

We are not your average market. We thrive on artisan works handmade in Australia. No mass produced and outsourcing to foreign countries and no resellers, only genuine handmade products.


26-27 Sep

Oz Comic-Con Sydney

Oz Comic-Con is taking over the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island.


17-25 Oct

Sydney Craft Beer Week

Sydney Craft Beer Week has announced their 2015 dates. Let your boss know now for the days off work. What can you expect at a festival where the fun is as important as the hops? The Festival has seen everything from Beergustations and Block Parties to a Sydney Sausage-fest or ladies beer high tea. Brewers descend on a city that in recent years declared: beer is best.



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