Puppies! Chocolate! Flowers! Looks like August is filled with the best things in life. Here are a few things to add to your diary this month.
The Sun Herald City2Surf
Lace up your trainers for the world’s biggest fun run: The Sun Herald City2Surf is a stunning 14km race from Hyde Park to Bondi Beach.
An all-female cast heads up Griffin Theatre Company’s newest production, Rice.
1917: The Great Strike
Haven’t been to Carriageworks lately? Visit The Great Strike exhibition and learn a few things about our city’s industrial past. On 5 August, Carriageworks, Australian Technology Park and the recently restored Chief Mechanical Engineers Office will come to life with performance, workshops and kid-friendly activities at The Great Strike community day.
Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes
The exhibition that gets Sydney talking is back – see The Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes at The Art Gallery of NSW.
Something else is alive
Animals are all around us, whether we notice them or not. A new exhibition at Customs House, Something else is alive, draws our attention to the wild within the city.
All About Flowers plant sale
Sydney Dog Lovers Show
Give our canine friends all of the pats at Sydney Dog Lovers Show. Chat to vets, play with rescue pups and watch super-pups perform incredible tricks. Bonus points for a selfie with an Insta-famous pooch.
Smooth Festival of Chocolate
Local favourites Black Star Pastry and Gelato Messina join Australia’s most talented pastry chefs, chocolatiers and ice creameries for an indulgent weekend of the sweetest stuff at the Smooth Festival of Chocolate.
Marion Hall Best: Interiors
Journey into the colourful world of one of Australia’s most influential interior designers, Marion Hall Best. The Interiors exhibition includes a selection of furniture, fabrics, furnishings and design schemes.
Talented street dancers battle it out for ultimate glory at the 9th annual Destructive Steps festival. Every year the competition grows and this year will run over 3 days at Ultimo Community Centre.
Astronomy in the Park
Rug up in your winter woolies for a night of unforgettable stargazing at Centennial Park. You’ll be amazed by how many stars you can see this close to the city.
Sydney Science Festival
Big questions and big ideas are on the table during Sydney Science Festival. You can learn about Indigenous astronomy, consider the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures in new technology and find out how animals can help solve crimes.
Late Night Library: (Face)Book Club
Looking for your new favourite novel? Late Night Library’s (Face)Book Club is like speed dating… with a twist