Summer must-sees in every capital | The new newspaper


Summer brings sunshine and tranquility: two perfect reasons to explore the events in your capital.

Striking art, delicious food, colorful shows. Whatever your passion, there is something for everyone at this special time of year.


Time Ron’s exhibition.

Time is an exhibition set in the abandoned wing on the third floor of Flinders Street Station by street artist Tyrone Wright, better known as Rone. It took Rone and his team three years to create the fictional setting of post-World War II Melbourne in this space.

Opens October 28, ends April 23. Tickets and more info.

Moonlight cinema

A beloved Melbourne tradition, the Moonlight Cinema is back again. Bringing cult classics, blockbusters and family favorites to the Royal Botanic Gardens, there’s something for everyone under the stars.

The screenings run from December 1 to March 26. Tickets and more info.


Watch a fairytale get the Broadway treatment with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Silvie Paladino stars as the Fairy Godmother in this contemporary take on the classic tale.

Expect to see all the best – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masquerade ball – and more.

On view at the Sydney Lyric Theater from November 1, 2022 to January 29, 2023. Tickets and more info.

Artist Reko Rennie will help celebrate the opening of the Art Gallery of NSW

Free performances, talks, tours and workshops will be held between December 3 and 11 to celebrate the opening of the new home of the Art Gallery of NSW.

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It will be spearheaded by a concert at the Domain headlined by British pop star Ellie Goulding and supported by Australian artists Meg Mac and Electric Fields.

There’s also a nighttime drone show over Woolloomooloo Bay created by Kamilaroi artist Reko Rennie. More information.


Grab your picnic blanket and the popcorn for Outdoor Cinema in the suburbs. Movies like Sing 2 and rubellascreen for free in local parks across Brisbane.

Movies start at sunset and are all subtitled. Moviegoers are allowed to bring pets on some screenings. More information.

BrisAsia returns to celebrate the Lunar New Year and welcome the Year of the Rabbit. The festival includes 29 events such as exhibitions, live music, dance, workshops and culinary experiences.

It all starts with the BrisAsia Launch Party at the Fortitude Music Hall on February 3. Runs February 1-19, 2023.


Watch Australia’s men’s cricket team take on the West Indies in a day-night Test match as part of the men’s Test deries from December 8-12, 2022.

The return of the West Indies to Australia marks the 30th anniversary of the thrilling match in Adelaide, as the West Indies won by one point. Maps and more info.

Hair spray, the Broadway hit and popular film, is heading to Adelaide this summer. Stars Shane Jacobson as Edna Turnblad, Todd McKenney as Wilbur Turnblad, Rhonda Burchmore as Velma Von Tussle, and Rob Mills as Corny Collins.

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From December 27 to January 22 at the Festival Theater. Tickets and more info.


Icelandic singer Björk will headline the Perth Festival celebrating its 70th anniversary. The art pop legend will perform four concerts as part of her Cornucopia light show in a purpose-built pavilion in Langley Park.

The impressive line-up also includes Peaches, Bon Iver, Bikini Kill, Kae Tempest and many of Australia’s leading theater productions.

Runs from February 10 – March 5. Tickets and more info.

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Jurassic World by Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught.

See 15 dinosaurs come to life in Lego style. Created by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, the exhibit features 50 large-scale dinosaurs, props, scenes and activities made from more than 6 million Lego bricks.

Runs until 5 February 2023 at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Maps and more info.


More than 140 artworks by acclaimed artist Cressida Campbell are on display until February 19, 2023.

The collection of paintings and prints includes acquisitions and key works from private and public collections.

More information

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Nasturtiums from Cressida Campbell.

The Summernats is a favorite on the Canberra calendar. See everything from souped-up streetcars to the National Burnout Master final.

Appearances by Jimmy Barnes, Shannon Noll, Brooke Evers and the Stafford Brothers. Runs January 5-8, 2023. Tickets and more info.


The Sydney to Hobart is one of the world’s toughest and most prestigious sailing races. Worldwide participants of all ages – as old as 86 and as young as 18 – aim to complete the race within 40 hours.

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The competitors leave Sydney Harbor on Boxing Day, take on Bass Strait, enter Storm Bay, sprint up the River Derwent and finish in Sullivans Cove on New Year’s Eve.

More information.

The race is celebrated with the Taste of Tasmania festival, featuring produce from local producers and a host of performers. Daryl Braithwaite will sing in the new year.

Maps and more info.


Fish for the best the Territory has to offer and you might just win a six-figure prize. The Million Dollar Fish Season 8 will see over 100 prize-tagged barramundi up for grabs, including nine tagged barra worth $1 million each.

The lucrative fish have been released in five fishing areas: Darwin, Kakadu, Arnhem Land, Katherine and Tiwi Islands.

Runs until March 31, 2023. More info.

Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

See some of the best Aboriginal art from around the country at the Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards.

Held at The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, the awards are considered the most prestigious in their category. Artists share a total of $190,000 in prize money.

Open until January 15. More info.


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