March in Sydney

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Summer might be winding up and the weather cooling down, but there are plenty of things going on in March in Sydney. It’s a great time to explore the city with a range of activities and events to choose from. Make the most of March in Sydney – here’s a guide to what’s on.

- Exhibitions. There are a number of exhibitions of note in Sydney during March. At the Museum of Contemporary Art you’ll find the Annie Leibovitz: A photographer’s Life 1990-2005 exhibition, which showcases the work of celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz, as well as her photographic documentation of her family life and close friends. The exhibition features photographs of Daniel Day Lewis, Demi Moore, Scarlett Johansson, Al Pacino, Nicole Kidman and Brad Pitt amongst other well-known faces. Leibovitz has been documenting American popular culture since the 1970s, and her works can be seen in Sydney until March 27. At the Australian Museum until March 13, you’ll find the most candid, extraordinary and unique photography of the natural world and animals at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 exhibition.

- Music concerts. Sydney attracts a number of world famous musicians. In March, Sydney welcomes stars such as Cyndi Lauper, MGMT, Usher, Rihannah and Santana. Catch one of their shows at one of Sydney’s great entertainment venues.

- Festivals. A mainstay of Sydney’s March cultural calendar is the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival. The Palace Chauvel, Verona, Norton St. And Hayden Cremorne Orpheum cinemas host the event, and show some of France’s finest cinematographic pieces of the year. Get your tickets early!

- Earth Hour. The grassroots movement known as Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, and has grown to become a worldwide phenomenon. On Saturday, March 26 at 8:30pm, governments, businesses and individuals around the world will switch off their lights for a designated hour, in recognition of the environmental responsibilities the world faces and a commitment to uphold them. Do your part, and participate in Earth Hour in the city where it all started.

- Mardi Gras. Every year in March, Sydney comes alive in celebration of its LGBT communities. The city hosts a number of events, and the festivities offer a great chance to participate in some of Sydney’s most flamboyant and outrageous parties and spectacles. If you’re in Sydney between February 20th and March 6th then get involved! The event culminates with the parade on Saturday, March 5th. If you’re visiting Sydney and looking for accommodation, Surry Hills, Paddington and Darlinghurst are all suburbs with accommodation options close to all the action.

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If you’re visiting Sydney in March, you won’t be short of things to do and see right on the doorstep of your accommodation. Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and Paddington all offer accommodation options from which you can enjoy Sydney’s March events.

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This article was published on 2011/02/17