27-28 July Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park celinedion.com
The Grammy-winning singer’s last Australian tour may have been a decade ago but it’s all coming back to us now. The spectacle kicks off in Sydney before continuing on to Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne.
18 July-31 August Sydney Opera House opera.org.au
Verdi’s epic is transformed as Italian director Davide Livermore’s high-tech sets breathes new life into the classic drama.
6 July-23 September Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney
This exhibition showcases the work of John Mawurndjul, a Kuninjku elder and master bark painter, created over a 35-year period.
Splendour in the Grass
20-22 July North Byron Parklands, Byron Bay splendourinthegrass.com
Music lovers will converge on Byron Bay for a line-up that includes local
See Ancestral Spirit Beings Collecting
Honey (1985-1987) and other works by John Mawurndjul at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia legends Gang of Youths and Hilltop Hoods as well as Lorde and Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper and headline act Kendrick Lamar.
James Cameron: Challenging the Deep
Until February 2019 Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Drawing on the award-winning director’s many ocean dives in his Deepsea Challenger submersible, this exhibition uses projections and props to take visitors down below.
29-30 August ICC Sydney trevornoah.com
He dishes up political analysis as easily as he delivers punchlines on American late-night favourite The Daily Show. Now the South Africanborn comedian brings his standup tour to Sydney after stints in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.