This week has some great things happening around the capitals, with some great gigs and events around town in light of the Spring Months.

MELBOURNE:

FRINGE FESTIVAL

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One of the greatest mix of comedy and theatre events, the fringe festival is an open age event that runs for a few weeks every year.

WHEN: 17th September – 5th October

WHERE: Melbourne City

PRICE: Check the event for details

 

The Royal Melbourne Show

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A traditional icon, The Show is one of the highlights of many families september holidays and now boasts new food Pavilions and pop-up restaurants from some of Melbourne’s finest.

WHEN: 20th September – 1st October

WHERE: Melbourne Showgrounds

PRICE: Check website for details

 

SYDNEY:

ART AND ABOUT 2014: FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE 

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Paying homage to the ever disappearing Aussie backyard, Art and About are hosting a BBQ with live music from The Morrisons and other Aussie bands, as well as having all galleries in the city centre open till late.

WHEN: Friday, 19th September

WHERE: Art and About Martin place and other Gallery venues

PRICE: Free

 

QUEER SCREEN FILM FEST

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The second annual Queer screen film festival is running this week, featuring the Teddy award winning film “The way he looks” on  opening night.

WHEN: 17th-21st September

WHERE: Event cinema George street

PRICE: $19 per ticket

 

BRISBANE:

EXXOPOLIS

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After doing the rounds of Sydney and Melbourne, Exxopolis has landed at Brisbane Festival.

WHEN: 6-26th September

WHERE: Brisbane Southbank

PRICE: Check website for details

 

THE PERFECT AMERICAN

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Utilising cartoons, projections and painting, artists attempt to highlight the last few months before Walt Disney died.

WHEN: 15th, 17th, 19th September

WHERE: Concert hall

PRICE: Check website for details

 

ADELAIDE:

LIGHT: A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION

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See 19 renowned photographers respond to the concept of light through photography

WHEN: 30th August – 10th October

WHERE: Red Poles Gallery

PRICE: Free

 

PUB SCRABBLE

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Have a pint and get your inner dictionary out with the Scrabbles championships running this weekend around Adelaide pubs!

WHEN: Wednesdays from 6pm

WHERE: Ed Castle hotel

PRICE: Free

 

PERTH:

WEEKEND MARKETS

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There are lots of ways to get your shop on this weekend at the numerous weekend markets all around the state

WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays depending on the Market

WHERE: Check website for nearest market

PRICE: Free (unless you buy!)

 

RICHARD AVEDON: PEOPLE

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Experience the works that perplexed and excited many at the Richard Avedon photography exhibition

WHEN: Wed-Mondays

WHERE: WA Art Gallery

PRICE: $12-14