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Festivals and Events in Sydney September 2011

Father's Day Sunday 4th September 2011

Drive In Movies at Randwick Racecourse. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night throughout September and October, Randwick Racecourse will be running drive-in movies.

 

Sydney Whale Watching September is part of the whale watching season with plenty of boats leaving from King Street Wharf going Whale Watching Tours. Check out Sydney Whale Watching or Australian Travel Specialists

Bondi Markets every Sunday in September 10am - 4pm.

Gangsters Ball 7pm Saturday 3rd September 2011 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Manly Arts Festival Saturday 3rd September 2011 until Sunday 18th September 2011.

Pyrmont Growers Market  Saturday 3rd September 2010. On the first Saturday of every month at Pyrmont Bay Park Pyrmont.

Darling Harbour Fireworks Saturday 3rd September 2011 at 8.30pm.

Russian Film Festival 1st - 14th September 2011 at the Chauvel Cinema Paddington.

Cabramatta Moon Festival 2011 Sunday 4th September

Fine Food 2011 Monday 5th September 2011 until Thursday 8th September 2011 at the Sydney Convention Centre.

National Threatened Species Day Wednesday 7th September 2011 at Wynyard Park next to Wynyard Station Sydney city.

AAADA 2011 - 11th Annual Australian Antiques & Art Dealers Association Show. Wednesday 7th September 2011 until Sunday 11th September 2011 at The Pavilion AJC Royal Randwick Racecourse.

Sydney Underground Film Festival  Thursday 8th September 2011 until Sunday 11th September 2011.

Penrith Caravan, Camping and Holiday Expo  Friday 9th September 2011 until Sunday 11th September 2011 at Penrith Panthers Mulgoa Rd Penrith.

Festival of the Wind kite flying festival 11am to 4pm Sunday 11th September Bondi Beach.

Strathfield Spring Festival 1pm - 10.30pm Saturday 10th September 2011 and 10am - 5pm Sunday 11th September 2011 at Strathfield Park Homebush Road Strathfield. Kite festival and lantern parade, entertainment and fireworks.

Kirribilli Arts, Design and Fashion Markets Sunday 11th September 2011.

Parramatta Park Open Day - Colonial Kids Sown at the Dairy Sunday 11th September 2011. Guided tours of Governor's Domain.

Import Export Show 2011 Thursday 15th September 2011 and Friday 16th September at the Grand Pavilion Rosehill Gardens.

Lavazza Italian Film Festival Thursday 15th September 2011 until Wednesday 5th October 2011.

Animania 2011 Saturday 17th September 2011 and Sunday September 2011 Australia's largest anime and manga event at the Australian Technology Park Eveleigh.

Reed Gift Fair Sydney Saturday 17th September 2011 until Tuesday 20th September 2011 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour. Pick up some early Christmas presents.

Glebe Art Show Friday 23rd September 2011 until Monday 3rd October 2011.

Better Homes and Gardens Live Friday 23rd September 2011 until Sunday 25th September 2011 at the Sydney Showground Olympic Park.

Sydney Children's Festival Monday 26th September 2011 until Saturday 8th October 2011.

Auburn Gallipoli Mosque Open Day Sunday 25th September 2011 10am - 4pm. Just a short walk from Auburn Train Station.

Art and About Festival Friday 23rd September 2011 until Sunday 23rd October 2011. Public art will be displayed all through the city by upcoming artists.

Kirribilli General Markets Saturday 24th September 2011 at Burton Street Tunnel and Bradfield Park Kirribilli.

Reinvent Your Career Expo Saturday 24th September 2011 to Sunday 25th September 2011 at Sydney Exhibition Centre.

Sydney Children's Festival Monday 26th September 2011 until Saturday 8th October 2011 at various locations in Sydney.

The Baby and Toddler Show Friday 30th September 2011 until Sunday 2nd October 2011 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre Darling Harbour.

Fiesta - celebrating all things Latin, with dancing music and food. Free concerts at Darling Harbour Fri 30th September  - Monday 3rd October 2010 (over the long weekend).

Sporting Events in Sydney September 2011

The National Rugby League Premiership has games at various venues include the semi-finals on Friday night, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night all through September 2011. The following games are played at stadiums in Sydney:

Round 26 Friday 2nd September 2011 - Monday 5th September 2011
  • St George Dragons vs Penrith Panthers Friday 2nd September 2011 at WIN Stadium. Kick off at 7.350m. Tickets available from
  • Cronulla Sharks vs Wests Tigers Saturday 3rd September 2011 at Toyota Stadium.
  • Canterbury Bulldogs vs Canberra Raiders Sunday 4th September 2011 at ANZ Stadium. Kick off at 2pm.
  • Sydney City Roosters vs Melbourne Storm Sunday 4th September 2011 at Sydney Football Stadium. Kick off at 7pm.

NRL Qualifying Finals Friday 9th September - Sunday 11th September 2011.

NRL Semi Finals Friday 16th September 2011 to Saturday 17th September 2011.

  • West Tigers vs New Zealand Warriors Friday 16th September 2011 at . Kick off at 7.45pm.

NRL Prelimanary Finals Friday 23rd September 2011 - Saturday 24th September 2011

Australian Football League AFL in Sydney September 2011

Sydney Roller Derby League 5.30pm Saturday 3rd September 2011 at the Horden Pavilion. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Mixed Martial Arts Fighting 7pm Saturday 3rd September 2011 at the University of NSW Roundhouse. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Tennis in Sydney in September 2011

FIBA Oceania Basketball Championships Australia Boomers vs New Zealand 4pm Sunday 11th September 2011 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Sydney Marathon is being held in Sunday 18th September 2011. Starting in North Sydney, runners cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge, through the city and then onto Sydney Olympic Stadium at Homebush - 42Km.

Red Bull X-Fighters International Freestyle Motocross 2011 Saturday 17th September 2011 at Cockatoo Island Sydney. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Horse Racing in Sydney September 2011

2011 Sydney Spring Carnival Horse Races at

Rosehill Gardens 

Royal Randwick

Motor racing in Sydney September 2011

Muscle Car Masters Saturday 3rd September 2011 and Sunday 4th September 2011 at Eastern Creek Raceway.

BMW Driver Club Sprints Sunday 18th September 2011 at Eastern Creek Raceway.

Interclub Car Sprints Saturday 24th September 2011 at Eastern Creek Raceway.

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Music Concerts in Sydney September 2011

An Evening with Anberlin 7.30pm Thursday 1st September 2011 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Architecture in Helsinki 8pm Thursday 1st September 2011 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Frenzal Rhomb 8pm Friday 2nd September 2011 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

As Loud As It Gets 6.30pm Friday 2nd September 2011 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

The Living End Saturday 3rd September 2011 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Jeremy Bennan & King Casual 7pm Wednesday 7th September 2011 at the Slide Cabaret Bar. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Daniel Weltlinger - Souvenirs: A Tribute to Django Reinhardt jazz violinist 9pm Thursday 8th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Title Fight / Touche Amore 8pm Friday 9th September 2011 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Sydney Sacred Music Festival Friday 9th September 2011 until Sunday 18th September 2011 at the Parramatta Riverside Theatre.

Bridge Over Troubled Waters - A tribute to Simon & Garfunkel 9pm Friday 9th September 2011 at the Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Funk N Grooves Festival Saturday 10th September 2011 at Pokolbin in the Hunter Valley 2 hours north of Sydney. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Above & Beyond 8pm Saturday 10th September 2011 at the Hordern Pavilion. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Josh Pyke 8pm Saturday 10th September 2011 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Suicide Silence 7pm Saturday 10th September 2011 at the Roundhouse UNSW. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Joe 7.30pm Saturday 10th September 2011 at the Big Top Luna Park. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Starburst junior school students from McDonald College 7.30pm Monday 12th September 2011 at the Parade Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Impact 7.30pm Tuesday 13th September 2011 at the Parade Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Pink Slipper Club 7pm Tuesday 13th September 2011 at the Slide Cabaret Bar. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Kasey Chambers 7pm Tuesday 13th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Monster Magnet 8pm Wednesday 14th September 2011 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Bordello Blues 7pm Wednesday 14th September 2011 at the Slide Cabaret Bar. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Aaron and Maurice D'Abruzzo 9pm Wednesday 14th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Lionel Ritchie 8.30pm Thursday 15th September 2011 and Friday 16th September 2011 at the Lyric Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Whole Lotta Love: Led Zepplin Celebration 8pm Thursday 15th September 2011 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

James Reyne 9.30pm Thursday 15th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Birds of Tokyo 8pm Friday 16th September 2011 at the Roxy Hotel Parramatta. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Drapht 8pm Friday 16th September 2011 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Friday On My Mind: A tribute to Vanda & Young 9.30pm Friday 16th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Mostix.

Coaster Festival 2011 12pm Saturday 17th September 2011 at the Gosford Showgrounds. Featuring John Bulter Trio, Jebediah, Little Red, Potbelleez and many more. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

The Herd 8pm Saturday 17th September 2011 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Professor Groove and The Booty Affair 9pm Saturday 17th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Ice Cube 8pm Sunday 18th September 2011 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Mauritian Magic part of the Cafe Carnivale Global Sounds 3.30pm Sunday 18th September at the Riverside Theatre Parramatta.

Jonah and the Wailers + The Elements African American Gospel music 8pm Sunday 18th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Mostix.

Pink Slipper Club 7pm Tuesday 20th September 2011 at the Slide Cabaret Bar. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Blackheart (UK) + Dan Hopkins British contemporary folk 9pm Tuesday 20th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Sebodah 8pm Wednesday 21st September 2011 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Bordello Blues 7pm Wednesday 21st September 2011 at the Slide Cabaret Bar. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Sean McKenzie and Noel Elmowy, featuring Evelyn Duprai and Doug Williams 9.30pm Wednesday 21st September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Mostix.

In the Mood celebration of Swing Jazz Thursday 22nd September 2011 at the State Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Paul Griffith 7pm Thursday 22nd September 2011 at the Slide Cabaret Bar. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Tropicalismo: Martin Buscaglia (Uruguay) + Aline Calixto (Brazil) 9pm Thursday 22nd September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Thirsty Merc 8pm Friday 23rd September 2011 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Motley Crue Friday 23rd September 2011 at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Wu Bai & China Blue 8pm Friday 23rd September 2011 at the Hordern Pavilion. Tickets available from Ticketek.

James Morrison 9.30pm Friday 23rd September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Eskimo Joe 7pm Saturday 24th September 2011 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Richard Clapton with special guest Wendy Matthews Saturday 24th September 2011 at the Concert Hall The Concourse Chatswood. Tickets available from Ticketek.

The Panics: Rain on the Humming Wire 8pm Saturday 24th September 2011 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Jeff Lang "Carried In Mind" album launch with Jordie Lane 9.30pm Saturday 24th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Suzi Quatro 8pm Sunday 25th September 2011 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Soundwave Revolution 2011 11am Sunday 25th September 2011 at Old Kings Oval Parramatta Park. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Hollywood Undead Sunday 25th September 2011 at the Metro Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Alda Rezende - The Girl From Minas - featuring Esdra 'Nenem' Ferreira (Brazil) Sunday 25th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Alice Cooper 8pm Monday 26th September 2011 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Pink Slipper Club 7pm Tuesday 27th September 2011 at the Slide Cabaret Bar. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Daniel Allars + DJ Lady Tre 8.30pm Tuesday 27th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

The Legends of New Orleans Wednesday 28th September 2011 at The Concert Hall Sydney Opera House. Tickets available from Ticketmaster

I'll Break My Own Heart 7pm Wednesday 28th September 2011 at the Cabaret Slide Bar. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Casey Donovan pays tribute to Mama Cass 9.30pm Wednesday 28th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Matthew Loeser - Puttin on the Ritz 7pm Thursday 29th September 2011 at the Slide Cabaret Bar. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Dave Halls pianist 9pm Thursday 29th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

Placido Domingo & Katherine Jenkins 7.30pm Friday 30th September 2011 at the Acer Arena. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Just George George Michael tribute 7pm Friday 30th September 2011 at the Slide Cabaret Bar. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Five Coffees Flatline EP Launch 9.30pm Friday 30th September 2011 at The Basement. Tickets available from Moshtix.

 

Musicals, dance and Theatre in Sydney September 2011

Young Guns comedy 8.30pm Thursday 1st September 2011 until Saturday 3rd September 2011 at The Comedy Store. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Hairspray Wednesday 3rd August 2011 until Sunday 25th September 2011 at the Lyric Theatre Star City. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Festival of Russian Ballet 8pm Thursday 1st September 2011 to Sunday 4th September 2011 at the State Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Just for Laughs comedy festival 1st September 2011 - 4th September 2011 at the Sydney Opera House. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Bear Gryllis Live on Stage Friday 2nd September 2011 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Margaret Cho: Cho Dependant comedy Friday 2nd September 2011 at the Concert Hall Sydney Opera House. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Russell Howard comedy 7.30pm Sunday 4th September 2011 at the Opera Theatre Sydney Opera House. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Dylan Moran comedy 8pm Tuesday 6th September 2011 at the State Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Worlds Colliding dance 8pm Saturday 10th September 2011 at the Parade Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Carl Barron - A One Ended Stick - comedian 8pm Thursday 8th September 2011 to Sunday 11th September 2011 at the State Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Best in Live Comedy Showcase 8.30pm Thursday 8th September 2011 until Saturday 17th September 2011 at The Comedy Store. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Worlds Colliding dance 8pm Saturday 10th September 2011 at the Parade Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Dance + 5.30pm Sunday 11th September 2011 at the Parade Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Loot Sydney Theatre Company 8pm Monday 12th September 2011 until Sunday 23rd October 2011 at the Drama Theatre Sydney Opera House. Tickets available from Ticketek.

The Big Night theatre 7.30pm Wednesday 14th September 2011 at the Parade Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek

Get on the Floor dance 7.30pm Friday 16th September 2011 at the Parade Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

Hale & Pace comedy 8pm Saturday 17th September 2011 at the Enmore Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketek.

The Boy from Oz musical 8pm Friday 23rd September 2011 until Saturday 1st October 2011 at The Theatre - The Concourse. Tickets available from Ticketek.

The Gruffalo family theatre Saturday 24th September 2011 until Saturday 8th October 2011 at the Playhouse Sydney Opera House. Tickets available from Ticketek.

The Chaos Fairy theatre Tuesday 27th September 2011 until Saturday 1st October 2011 at the Riverside Theatre Parramatta. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

The Man The Sea Saw children's music and theatre Tuesday 27th September 2011 until Saturday 1st October 2011 at the Seymour Centre Everest Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

Entertainment in Sydney September 2011

Shaolin Warriors martial arts Tuesday 20th September 2011 at the State Theatre. Tickets available from Ticketmaster.

 

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