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What’s On: Sydney in September

Buckle up, Sydney, and get ready for a sweet September.

With the fantastic Sydney Fringe Festival in town, there’s no end to the number of fascinating events to see, amaze at, and enjoy, but there’s even more on offer. Check out all the excitement down below:

Smooth Festival of Chocolate

What’s better than a bar of chocolate? A whole festival of it! The Smooth Festival of Chocolate is returning for another year, and we’re ready to indulge in delectable treats from Blackstar Pastry, N2 Gelato, and The Peanut Butter Bar, with room to spare for the other 100+ stalls around. [Image via Smooth Festival of Chocolate/Facebook]

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Sydney Showground 1st - 2nd $23 - $55

Taste of Coogee Food and Wine Festival

Stuck on what to do for Father’s Day? Give Dad a weekend to remember by heading out to beautiful Coogee, where a bustling array of food, activities, and entertaining acts are waiting. There’s plenty to do and plenty of wine to drink – perfect for a weekend of revelry. [Image via Taste of Coogee Festival/Facebook]

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Coogee Oval 1st - 2nd Varies Tractorless Vineyard 2014 Lost Flock

Vogue Fashion Night Out

Be in vogue with spoils from fashion’s favourite night out of the year – Vogue and American Express have teamed up once again to give the fashionistas of Sydney exclusive offers from Bvlgari, Tommy Hilfiger, Givenchy, Kiehl’s, and Tiffany & Co, amongst others. [Image via Vogue Australia/Facebook]

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Pitt Street Mall 6th Free entry; varies on purchase

Sydney Fringe Festival

In its ninth year, the Sydney Fringe Festival is the best collection of comedians, artists, musicians, and generally talented performers that you’re likely to find – there’s no way to accurately describe the fervour and excitement of this festival, which includes outdoor installations and artworks to support the roster of talented folk that grace its stages. [Image via Sydney Fringe Festival/Facebook]

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Sydney 1st - 30th Varies

My Family: Not The Sitcom by David Baddiel

Sold-out in London, applauded in the West End – David Baddiel’s one man show is worthy of praise, and it’s headed straight to Sydney. With stories as varied and wild as it gets, starring crazy relatives, gay cats, and social media, there’s no way to not have a good time at this stage show. [Image via David Baddiel/Facebook]

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Seymour Centre 14th - 15th $65.90 - $79.90

Sydney Contemporary Art Festival

If you’re a fan of art, culture, or really good food, you’ll be a fan of this year’s Contemporary Art Festival. Coming from Australia, Japan, South Africa, and countless other places, the over 300 artists’ work on display is a celebration of everything that society is today. [Image via Sydney Contemporary/Facebook]

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Carriageworks 13th - 16th $10 - $160

The Office (US) Trivia Night

If you’re a longstanding fan, or if you’re coming off a heady Netflix binge, this is the event for you – gather a group of friends and dress up as the staff of Dunder Mifflin as you battle for the title of Best The Office (US) Fan. [Image via NBC]

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RSL Paddington 21st $22 - $220

Surry Hills Festival

Surry Hills is one of the most vibrant, artistic areas around, so you can bet this year’s festival is going to be rife with all kinds of fantastic events, artworks, and performances. Head over to welcome in spring the right way, with good food and celebrating with your friends. [Image via Surry Hills Festival/Facebook]

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Surry Hills 22nd Free entry

Establishment Bar Singles Afterworks Drinks for 30-45

If you’re looking for love (or even an extra pal) the Establishment Bar is the place to start. Their after-work-hours singles event for ages 30 – 45 will mix good company and great drinks for the chance to get to know someone for a night or a lifetime – the choice is yours. [Image via Establishment Bar]

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Establishment Bar George Street 28th $25

Locavore Bali X Olio Kensington St Collaboration

Indonesia’s Best Restaurant and No. 22 on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2017, Locavore from Bali will be bringing their head chef’s Eelke Plasmeijer and Ray Adriansyah to Olio Kensington St, to cook alongside Lino Sauro for a two-night only exclusive seven-course dinner!

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Olio Kensington St 6th & 7th $170

Eastside Kitchen + Bar Torbreck Wine Dinner

Eastside Kitchen + Bar chef’s Stanley Wong + Angie Ford have collaborated with legendary winemakers Torbreck, to curate a one-off menu designed to showcase the characters of the Barossa with a four-course menu featuring both limited release and exclusive matching wines, not currently available for purchase.

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Eastside Kitchen + Bar 11th $130

Russell's Reserve Masterclass

Russell’s Reserve is teaming up with local artisans Bas and Lokes and G.A. Zink & Sons to host a series of Bond Made in Bourbon masterclasses. You will experience a workshop which will showcase their shared passion for craft and strong family bonds which have influenced this craft. Your masterclass will also include a lesson in making the perfect Russell’s Reserve Boulevardier and tasting some of Russell’s Reserve Single Barrel and 10-Year-Old. Whilst you sip on the delicious liquid gold you’ll be tasting from the curated menu inspired by the deep flavour of the bourbon whisky featuring: Smoked salmon + horseradish socca, pulled beef croquette, truffles croque monsieur and buttermilk fried chicken wings.

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Kittyhawk, 16 Phillip Lane, Sydney 6th + 20th (6:00- 7:30pm) 49

World Gratitude Day

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Pilot Pen and in celebration they’re erecting a giant gratitude wall in Sydney’s Martin Place on World Gratitude Day to help people express what they’re grateful for and help boost their happiness and wellbeing. People are encouraged to head down to Martin Place and write on the gratitude wall what they’re grateful for. There will be free coffees plus personalised gratitude cards written by professional calligraphers. There will also be street artists creating masterpieces, free handwriting tips, pens and more.

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Martin Place, Sydney 21st (7.00am – 2.00pm) Free