OPERA IN THE DOMAIN - Saturday 21st, 8-10pm
Opera's most famous arias performed under the stars by Opera Australia with the backing of Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra. held at The Domain, Art Gallery Road, Sydney. Free event.
FERRYTHON - Thursday 26th, from 10.45am
Now an Australia Day tradition, Sydney's ferries race from Circular Quay to Shark Island and back to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, creating a marvellous spectacle on the harbour.
YABUN FESTIVAL - Thursday 26th, 10am-7pm
The largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in Australia held upon the traditional lands of the Gadigal people in Sydney. Features live music, a bustling stalls market, panel discussions and community forums on Aboriginal issues, children’s activities, and traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural performances. Held in Victoria Park, Corner City Road and Parramatta Road, Camperdown. Free event.
SYDNEY CHINESE NEW YEAR FESTIVAL - Friday 26th January to Sunday 12th February
Two weeks of festivities in Sydney's Chinatown, in Haymarket, to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The 12 animal signs of the lunar zodiac are represented by brilliantly lit, colourful lunar lanterns up to 10 metres tall placed at points between Haymarket and Circular Quay. Te Dixon Street Mall in Haymarket is the centre of festivities with cafes and restaurants, marketstalls and cultural performances. Performers from the Institute of Sichuan Opera are attendinf th8is year's celebrations and an added highlight is the Chuanbei Big Puppet Show by the Sichuan Provincial Puppet Theatre. Location: Haymarket, Sydney CBD, Circuklar Quay, Martin Plaza. Free event. See all events
SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS - Friday 17th February to Sunday, 5th March
Two weeks of gay and lesbian events at difdferent points around Sydney. Details
ART MONTH SYDNEY - Wednesday 1st March to Monday, 20th March
Exhibitions, workshops, panel discussions, studio visits, tours and precinct nights showcasing Sydney's art scene. Free events. Details