Take this list of things to do across Australia in January

Things to do in January 2023

Your New Year's resolutions may be holding up like a fresh-outta-the-plastic Shein skirt, but if there's one thing we can rely on, it's a brand new set of things to do, places to be and fun bits to see. Now, well into January, you can see our summer optimism remains in tact. Without further ado, here are the events, activities, exhibitions and openings taking place in January 2023 that you should know about. Find a non-exhaustive list of things to do, below.


We Are Warriors, an Indigenous social enterprise founded by Yuin artist, producer and radio host, Nooky, has organised an evening of Black Excellence at the Powerhouse Museum on January 26. Step into BlakPowerhouse and hear live music from Nooky and Barkaa, listen to a panel discussion with Luke Currie-Richardson and Shari Sebbens and experience the rest of the art, music, dance and conversation scheduled for the evening.

Darling Quarter will transform into an open air cinema from January 12, hosting free nightly screenings of Warner Bros blockbusters. Things will kick off with The Matrix, with a Harry Potter marathon and viewing of Crazy Rich Asians on the cards, also.

See Hubris and Humiliation, a comedy that re-contextualises Jane Austen to create a satire of life in Sydney's gay scene. Running from January 20 until March 4 at Wharf 1 Theatre.

Your spoilt for music this month. See Kehlani perform at Hordern Pavilion on January 25 and Grenade Jumper at Oxford Arts Factory on January 27.

Looking to dance? The Abercrombie has unveiled its program for January, with DJs like Crescendoll, U-Khan and DJ Bone set to man the decks.

Experience Darknessa site-responsive theatrical experience at The Library, formerly the historic Newtown School of Arts Building.

After the annual Invasion Day rally on January 26, show up to Yabun Festival to honour the survival of the oldest continuous culture in the world.

Sydney Festival:

Another feature of Sydney Festival. Thomas Weatherall of Heartbreak High fame will debut Blue, a play written and performed by himself and directed by Deborah Brown. Taking place at Belvoir St Theatre from January 14-29, this is one not to be missed.



After a handful of sold out seasons, 7 methods of killing kylie jenner returns, this time to the Beckett Theatre, for a series of performances taking place across January 18-29.

If you're yet to experience Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse at NGV Melbourne, then I don't know what to tell you? Get down there quick smart, although you've got some time before it closes on April 16.

Your spoilt for music this month. Remi Wolf is taking over the Forum on January 5 and Yung Lean will follow on January 10. Shygirl will perform at Max Watt's Melbourne on January 6 and you can See Rina Sawayama at 170 Russell on January 10, as well as Kehlani at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on January 27.



Red Hot Chili Peppers are returning to Australia with Post Malone for a national tour. Catch the band at Suncorp Stadium on January 29.

Yotam Ottolenghi is giving a series of talks across the country as part of his Flavour of Life tour. See him in conversation with Alice Zaslavsky at QPAC Concert Hall on January 29.



Moonlight Cinema is currently showing a host of movies, new and old, at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth. Bring a picnic blanket, the girlies and some snacks.

On January 29 head over to Summer Salt Festival to see acts like Angus & Julia Stone, Ben Harper, City and Colour, Middle Kids and Alex the Astronaut perform at Esplanade Park, Fremantle.



A season of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has arrived at Her Majesty's Theatre. Snap up tickets for its final weekend.

A whole host of music is coming to Adelaide in January 2023. From Freddie Gibbs at Hindley St Music Hall to Kehlani, a good time is never far off.

Take it from someone who has sat down and watched it, An American in Paris is truly a spectacular display of dancing, singing and theatre. See it at Her Majesty's Theatre from January 24.



On Wednesday, January 25, Watch This Space Gallery are hosting its first Prisoner Letter Writing night of the year. As the gallery reminds us, "one of the (many) ways the prison system beats people down is by isolating them from the rest of the community. Writing letters to people on the inside is a long radical tradition and it's one way we can challenge this isolation - building bridges to those the state has tried to disappear."



Summer Salt Festival is happening on January 27 in Canberra with acts like Angus & Julia Stone, City and Colour, The Rubens and Alex the Astronaut gearing up to perform.

The Sunset Cinema is back for summer at Australian National Botanic Gardens. Book tickets now to its Lindsay Lohan fest, or alternatively strap in for new flicks like The Menu, Blueback and Gracie Otto's Seriously Red.

Capital Brewing Co is bringing together its love of music and great Aussie beer with its Hottest 100 Countdown Party on Saturday, January 28.



It's a festival bonanza this January in Tasmania. From Cygnet Folk Festival, Wine Machine, Good Gumnuts Festival and the longstanding Tamar Valley Folk Festival, pick your flavour and go.


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