What’s on in Sydney this August

A film festival, City2Surf, live music and winter vibes – here are just a few highlights this month to add into your diary.

It’s the final month of winter and there’s plenty to do before spring.

Moulin Rouge The Musical

See a show

There’s live music and performances for every taste this month. See ARIA-winners Singular Voices: Paul Kelly & Paul Grabowsky at City Recital Hall. Discover the latest performance from the Emerging Women in Music series at the Conservatorium of Music. Head to Phoenix Central Park for a free show by ballot, A Night with Superorganism. If you’re a fan of the theatre, you won’t want to miss the 10-time Tony Award-winner, Moulin Rouge! The Musical at the Capitol Theatre.

City2Surf 2022


Join the world’s largest fun run and tick this legendary event off your bucket list.

Whether you walk, jog, or run the famous 14km course from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach, City2Surf is all about hitting the streets and having fun with your family, friends and thousands of others. You’ll also help raise an incredible amount of money for charity.

Register for 14 August. Entries are now open.

Taiwan film festival 2022

Taiwan Film Festival

The Taiwan Film Festival returns to Australia for its 5th year. This year's program boasts an incredible slate of the latest features, hybrid documentaries, classic retrospectives and thrilling shorts from Asia.

Check out the full program

Your Street, Your Party in Angle Place

Head to a street party

Join us in Angel Place for Your Street, Your Party. Enjoy live entertainment, plus plenty of places to sit and enjoy delicious food and drinks. There’ll be a family -friendly vibe during the day, and as the sun sets, DJs and musicians will take the tempo up a notch! Get ready for a high energy mix of performers who’ will set the block party vibes.

Winter vibes @ Newtown Neighbourhood Centre Newtown Neighbourhood Centre is hosting a free community event to bring locals back together. There’ll be food and drink, plus a kids art and craft tent to keep the little ones entertained.

‘All is Life’ at Carriageworks

Explore an exhibition

Head to Carriageworks in Redfern to see Mel O’Callaghan’s major new work, All Is Life. Entry is free. See a posthumous exhibition from critically acclaimed artist Nyapanyapa Yunupiŋu: Journey of the Stars at Roslyn Oxley9 gallery. If you’re making plans for after work, the Art Gallery of NSW is open every Wednesday night until 10pm for Art After Hours. Over at the Museum of Contemporary Art, visit Vivienne Binns: On and through the Surface, a retrospective on this significant Australian visual artist.

Pattern making workshop for beginners

Get Creative

Learn how to make your own laser-cut jewellery using Adobe Illustrator at Darling Square Library. Join a creative writing class in Alexandria to learn from and share your work with other budding writers. Give your wardrobe an update by learning how to make your own clothes at a beginners pattern-making workshop. Book the kids in for a weekly drawing class to nurture their creative spirit.

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