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What’s on in February

Spend the night in an art gallery or listen to chamber music in a Perth garden for free – we have all you need for a great day out.

NGV Friday nights

Get the best of Melbourne’s national gallery after dark with NGV Friday nights where you can visit the Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines exhibition to a soundtrack of 80s music with drag shows and New York-inspired street food.

Melbourne, until April 13;


High Tea at the Calyx

Enjoy tea and sweets in Sydney’s Royal Botanical Gardens’ beautiful Calyx, a cafe and entertainment space designed to look like an opening flower. Choose between the regular High Tea menu, which includes various delicious bites; or the Le Grand High Tea, which offers an additional selection of local and French cheeses with baguettes and lavosh.

Sydney, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays;


Perth Festival

Right throughout February the city of Perth will be offering a huge arts program as part of the Perth Festival. See an amazing soul show from Ngaiire or the free weekend chamber music program in and around Perth’s gardens and public foyers.

Perth, February 7 – March 1;


New Woman

The Museum of Brisbane has an exhibition, titled New Woman, that looks at the role of often-overlooked female artists in the local art scene. The story starts in the 1920s with work from artists Daphne Mayo and heads right up to the present with world-leading works from Tracey Moffatt and Davida Allen.

Brisbane, until March 15;


Enlighten Festival

Canberra will light up with ideas and actual illuminations at this massive cultural event in March. The Parliamentary Triangle and city precinct will be transformed into a vibrant arts precinct with free performances and exclusive events. Meanwhile, the city’s buildings will be awash with architectural projections at the Enlighten Illuminations before with access to the national attraction at night.

Canberra, February 28 – March 15;