9 things to do this September
Hits of Motown
1 September, City Recital Hall
Take an unforgettable ride to Hitsville USA with the ultimate celebration of the number one songs of Motown. This live music spectacular will transport you back to the golden era when soul superstars reigned at the top of the charts and have you dancing in the aisles.
Lavazza Italian Film Festival
11 September–7 October, Palace Cinemas
Channel your inner Italian with a stunning selection of dramas, comedies and documentaries, from award-winning critically acclaimed films, through to rib-tickling crowd pleasers, and lots of great special events and guest appearances.
Sydney Fringe Festival
1–30 September, Various
With events all over the city, Sydney Fringe Festival celebrates imaginative and experimental work from local independent artists. From activating unused buildings, unlocking hidden gems and presenting major outdoor activations, this is a great opportunity to experience something new.
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The Accidental Death of an Anarchist
10 September–27 October, Sydney Opera House
Sydney Theatre Company presents a play as absurd and paranoid as the times in which we live. Written by Dario Fo in 1970, this farce with a political sting in its tail meets a smart and subversive new adaptation from director Sarah Giles. An all-female cast led by Caroline Brazier (ABC’s Rake, STC's Dinner) opposite Helpmann Award-winner Amber McMahon.
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13–16 September, Carriageworks
Image by Jacquie Manning
Sydney’s most celebrated art fair returns to Carriageworks with galleries from all over the world, showcasing the work of over 300 artists. The Fair’s ambitious four-day program includes ground-breaking installations, live performances, engaging panel discussions, experimental video art and food and drink from some of Sydney’s best restauranteurs.
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Sydney Underground Film Festival
13–16 September, Factory Theatre, Marrickville
Don’t miss the 12th edition of the Sydney Underground Film Festival kicking off this September. The Festival is devoted to renewing local interest in independent and experimental film, programming the best in unique and challenging new cinema.
13 September–3 November, Sydney Opera House
Image by Pat Bromilow Downin
The original Broadway and West End production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Evita will open at the Sydney Opera House on 13 September, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince.
Queer Screen Film Festival
18–23 September, Event Cinemas, George Street
A colourful, five-day celebration of diversity through queer storytelling on screen. Queer Screen returns with another sparkling line up that includes Nothing to Lose, which follows body positivity activists and performers Force Majeure all the way to their triumphant performance at Sydney Festival 2015.
20–22 September, Riverside Theatre, Parramatta
25–29 September, Seymour Centre
Nathan Maynard has crafted a deadly funny portrait of family and a singular corner of our world, Dog Island off the coast of Tasmania. Directed by Isaac Drandic and featuring a stellar cast including Tammy Anderson and Trevor Jamieson, Sydney Festival 2017 audiences loved this raucous and rowdy celebration of tradition and the bonds that unite us.