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March events in Sydney

Farewell those balmy summer afternoons and bring on a massive roster of comedy, music and multicultural festivals

Africultures festival at Wyatt Park
Photograph: Johana Mbere
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Summer’s children may be weeping in the slightly cooler autumn breeze, but wise Sydneysiders know there’s no reason to despair the coming of March. While the days are growing shorter, the list of outstanding activities this month is growing ever longer. Party at Parramasala, Africultures Festival and the Latin American Festival, and talk gender equality and diversity at All About Women.

Also, our favourite secret beaches will be less packed – creating the illusion that they actually are secret – and you’ll be able to nab a table at the best waterfront bars as the tourist hordes abate.

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Major events in March

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Hot Blood White Rabbit 2019
Jiu Society, 'Jiu Bobo' (still), 2015, video, 1 min 20 sec
Art

Hot Blood

icon-location-pin White Rabbit, Chippendale
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Bringing together 23 contemporary artists, all of whom are unafraid of taking risks and refuse to be limited by gender, age or national identity, the works in Hot Blood explore subjects as diverse as sexual desire, body frailty, spiritual ecstasy and traumatic memory, often in disturbing or deliberately confronting ways.

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The Sapphires Hit Productions 2019
Photograph: Supplied
Theatre, Drama

The Sapphires

icon-location-pin Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
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Before The Sapphires became a hit 2012 film, it was a hugely popular play, telling the story of a group of Yorta Yorta women who form a girl group and travel to Vietnam in 1968 to perform soul classics for the troops. This new production will travel to more than 140 locations on an extensive national tour. 

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards
Photograph: Valter Bernadeschi
Art, Galleries

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

icon-location-pin Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour
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[Sponsored] Sydney is taking temporary custody of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. It showcases the best of the natural world, and also the patience and ingenuity of the photographers who spend their time embedded within wildlife to get that one incredible shot. 

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Glebe Artisans Market
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Shopping, Markets

Artisans Market Glebe

icon-location-pin Dr H J Foley Rest Park, Glebe
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Artisans Market Glebe is all about handmade and local products, sold direct to you by the artist or designer who created them. The quarterly market set up at Foley Park with around 60 stallholders selling jewellery, plants, furniture, fashion and childrens' toys.

Have a pint in the hills

Dining area at the Carrington
Photograph: Anna Kucera
Bars, Pubs

Best pubs in Surry Hills

They pack the pubs tightly inside the 2010 postcode. You've got craft beer temples with gleaming banks of taps ready to cater to even the most esoteric thirst; there are tried and tested stalwarts for a cold beer and a Swans game; or you can upgrade your dinner in high-end dining rooms.

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