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8 events we think you’ll love this March

From cabaret to wine festivals, new theatre shows to independent dance workshops – don’t miss these events.

It may be the end of summer, but there’s no end to the exciting events and things to do in Sydney. Here are 8 upcoming events we think you’ll love.

Badu Gili Live

Celebrate First Nations music, art and food at Sydney Opera House

Badu Gili Live is a free outdoor event transforming the Opera House steps at sunset. The festival celebrates First Nations music, art and food. There’ll also be a pop-up bar run in collaboration with the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence Kitchen.

Saturday nights

Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett

Be wowed at Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett

Get tickets quickly to the Spiegeltent down at The Rocks. This cabaret show is all about fire-breathing, gender-bending circus and dangerous fun.

Every day until Saturday 12 March

Sparkling Sydney in Pirrama Park

Bathe in bubbles at Sparkling Sydney

Please note that sadly this event has been postponed due to the severe weather in Sydney. The new date is 30 April.

Sparkling Sydney is a major food and wine event celebrating all there is to love about Australian gastronomy. Delight in sparkling wine, oysters, live music and good food.

Saturday 30 April from 11am to 6pm

Orange Thrower at Griffin Theatre

See the coming-of-age story, Orange Thrower

The Griffin Theatre Company is home to this award-winning play. The story is a joyful comedy, a curious mystery and a poignant love letter to South African women.

Until Saturday 19 March

Xstatic Wonderland Festival

Join a world record attempt to create the largest mad hatter’s tea party

Dress as your favourite Alice in Wonderland character and get ready for a day of music, comedy, theatre and unique fun. The Xstatic Wonderland Festival is all about creating a space where people can completely let go, without the need for alcohol.

Saturday 19 March

Sticky Notes by Ensemble Offspring

Hear musical mavericks Ensemble Offspring at Sticky Notes

Bring your friends and family to these free half hour performances for moving audiences. Delight in a range of unique instruments, including euphonium, waterphone, piccolo and bass clarinet.

Tuesday 15 March to Friday 18 March

March Dance celebrates independent dance in Sydney

Experience the magic of independent dance in Sydney

March Dance is an annual festival that embraces Sydney’s vibrant independent dance community. From workshops and classes to performances and talks, there are plenty of exciting ways to get involved.

All month

Museum of Sydney. Photo credit: James Horan

Make the most of free entry to Sydney Living Museums

Explore the Museum of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks and Justice & Police Museum every Saturday and Sunday with free entry until the end of June. At the Museum of Sydney this month, you can enjoy Iridescent by Gerwyn Davies, How to Move a Zoo and Collected.

At Hyde Park Barracks, take a self-guided immersive experience that will feel like stepping back in time. At the Justice & Police Museum delve into Sydney's criminal past with fascinating exhibitions and displays. 

You can also visit the Museum of Sydney every Friday evening with extended opening hours from 5pm to 8pm and free entry. 

Looking for more things to do? Check out our city centre page, where we curate the latest events in the city every day.