Sydney Fringe highlights
More than 20 acts feature in this free Chippendale block party, curated by local singer-songwriter Ngaiire, including Stereogamous, Wallace, Billie McCarthy, Karai Hemara, Sarah Belkner, Broken Mountain, Colourfields, Froyo, Crooked Letter, Ross Henry, Sparrows and Yon Yonson. à Kensington St, Chippendale 2008. 4-8pm. Free. Sat Sep 2.
HEAPS GAY MASQUEERADE
An epic party of music, drag, dark arts, projections, performance and live art is taking over Sydney Fringe’s festival hub for the opening weekend. The music line-up includes Lupa J, Post Motel and Rebel Yell (Bris), plus DJs Sveta, Okapi Neon, Jikuroux and Ayebatonye. à HPG Festival Hub, 225 Euston Rd, Alexandria 2015. 7pm. $29-$49. Sep 2-3.
This interactive performance takes over an entire floor of abandoned office spaces to create a psychological thriller in which you control the story. Local company Mongrel Mouth work in a similar immersive ‘choose your own adventure’ space as UK company Punchdrunk. à HPG Festival Hub, 225 Euston Rd, Alexandria 2015. 7.30-9.30pm. $15-$30. Sep 6-30.
This family-friendly festival of music, food and art is taking over Glebe’s Bicentennial Park with a line-up that includes Alphamama, San Lazaro, the Strides with Afro Moses (Homage to Fela Kuti), Alice Terry, the Crooked Fiddle Band, and Afrobrasiliana Soundsystem. à Bicentennial Park, 2 Chapman Rd, Annandale 2037. 11am-7pm. $0-$40. Sun Sep 24.