Festivals

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Laneway festival review – Haim, Phoebe Bridgers and Fred Again try out new Sydney venue, with mixed results
Olympic Park in Homebush is about as far as you can get conceptually from an inner-city laneway – but it was the set times that caused the biggest comedown

Jared Richards

06, Feb, 2023 @1:35 AM

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Your ultimate Brisbane events guide: the best things to do this weekend, and what’s on through February
From blockbuster exhibitions and stage shows to a feast of live music – here are the best things happening in your city in February

Steph Harmon, Sian Cain, Janine Israel, Anna McGahan and Michael Sun

02, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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EO review – an innocent donkey leads the way in surreal Bresson-inspired ride
Life is seen through the eyes of a put-upon beast of burden in this beautifully photographed homage to Au Hasard Balthazar by the veteran Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski

Peter Bradshaw

01, Feb, 2023 @4:24 PM

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Bill’s 44th review – tender and boozy puppet party
A Beckettian sense of dread pervades Dorothy James and Andy Manjuck’s show about a wistful middle-aged man’s attempts to keep the darkness at bay

Chris Wiegand

01, Feb, 2023 @10:41 AM

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The best theatre to stream this month: The Boy With Two Hearts, Punchdrunk and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Billy Crystal’s musical about a fading comedian, a female Faustus and a revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate

Chris Wiegand

01, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Hits, misses and deals: what can we learn from this year’s Sundance?
A return to in-person premieres for the Utah-based festival saw big money acquisitions and the start of some Oscar campaigns

Benjamin Lee

31, Jan, 2023 @8:13 PM

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Up Helly Aa fire festival returns to Lerwick as women and girls take part for first time
Viking-inspired parade returns to Shetland after pandemic break as ban on female participation lifted

Severin Carrell Scotland editor

31, Jan, 2023 @8:08 PM

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Still: A Michael J Fox Movie review – affecting portrait of film star’s courage
The Back to the Future actor, whose career was ended by Parkinson’s, is movingly upbeat about his condition – but the cutesy depiction of his early life sells him short

Peter Bradshaw

31, Jan, 2023 @5:27 PM

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The best things to do in Sydney in February: our handpicked guide to the hottest tickets in town
From Sydney WorldPride parties to live music, great plays, and family-friendly events – here are the best things happening in your city in February

Michael Sun, Sian Cain, Steph Harmon, Janine Israel and Elissa Blake

31, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘Spirituality and sexuality – people shouldn’t have to choose’: the Australian church celebrating queer joy
Led by a openly lesbian minister, St Michael’s Uniting Church in Melbourne hopes to provide a sanctuary for LGBTQ people hurt by religious institutions

Sian Cain

29, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt review – experimental film pulls on the senses
Raven Jackson’s gorgeous, sparsely worded debut film evokes the non-linear memories of one Black woman in Mississippi.

Adrian Horton

27, Jan, 2023 @6:36 PM

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Summer in the City: your ultimate what’s on guide to the best events and things to do in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and across Australia
We’ve handpicked the most unmissable arts, festivals and gigs in every capital city through December, January and February – and we’ll update it regularly

Steph Harmon, Sian Cain, Michael Sun, Janine Israel, Elissa Blake, Tim Byrne, Walter Marsh, Anna McGahan, Sarah Aitken, Rosamund Brennan and Carmen Ansaldo

25, Jan, 2023 @10:09 PM

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