7 things to do in August

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July 26, 2018
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Keen to check out what Sydney has to offer? Here are the best things to do this August in the city!

UnWrapped
8-19 August, Sydney Opera House


A curated series staging some of Australia’s best contemporary performance works rarely seen beyond their premiere seasons. Includes SF17 show Ich Nibber Dibber. 
More info here

Courtney Barnett
23, 25 August, Sydney Opera House


Courtney Barnett plays the Opera House and her first Sydney shows since the release of her latest album Tell Me How You Really Feel.
More info here

Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry)
15-18 August, Carriageworks

Carriageworks and Marrugeku present the world premiere of Le Dernier Appel (The Last Cry). An intercultural and trans-Indigenous dance work exploring the aftermath of colonisation.
More info here 

The Harp in the South (Sydney Theatre Company)
16 August–6 October, Roslyn Packer Theatre 
A landmark two-part stage adaptation of Ruth Park’s beloved Australian trilogy celebrating Sydney in all its funny, gritty glory.
More info here

Resonant Bodies Festival (Sydney Chamber Opera)
31 August–1 September, Carriageworks

Founded in New York in 2013 Resonant Bodies is an international festival which illuminates the shape-shifting power of the human voice.
More info here

Robyn Archer: Dancing on the Volcano
22 August, City Recital Hall
Robyn Archer returns to the Sydney stage with her repertoire of Weimar Republic-era cabaret songs from the likes of Brecht, Eisler and more.

Sydney Guitar Festival 
9–19 August, Various
Sydney’s premier guitar event celebrates the diverse instrument’s rich history and exciting future. Spread across multiple venues, its program includes Beijing Guitar Duo, Grigoryan Brothers, Albert Lee and Kaki King (pictured) among others.

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