The best things to do in Sydney this August

Go on a tasting tour of new activities, challenges and big events in August
People drinking wine under fairy lights.
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It’s time to tick off some major goals in your Sydney social calendar this month. There’s more than 200 talks, workshops and activities during the Sydney Science Festival and classic theatrical experiences at the Shakespearean Pop-up Globe. We hope you’ve prepared for the City2Surf, but we certainly won’t judge if you're more dedicated to the booze and carbs at the Italian Wine and Food Festival.

You can ride out the rest of the chilly season with evenings spent in a pub keeping your mind keen with these tried and tested trivia nights. Or, emerge from your winter bubble and get out onto the water with a paddle at these top kayaking spots in Sydney.

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August's biggest events

Museums, Science

Human non Human

icon-location-pin Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo

This intriguing exhibition explores humanity’s core motivations and influences, and asks what we might become in the future. Hosted by the Powerhouse Museum, Human non Human will use architecture, design, robotics, biotechnology, chemistry, organic matter, film and performance across four installation works. These will represent society’s evolution and potential for adaptation across four integral aspects of life: food, work, sex and belief.

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