International Women’s Day on the 8th of March, is a time to celebrate the achievements of women and support gender equality. This year the theme is #EmbraceEquity and aims to work towards a world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive to all women and female-presenting people. There are many ways to get involved in Sydney, whether you’re looking to network with like minded women, educate yourself on gender-related issues and politics or just want to have a fun night out with the important women in your life. So to celebrate the 8th of March, here are 8 events to check out this Women’s Day in Sydney.
1. All About Women at the Sydney Opera House
Saturday 11 to Monday 13 March
The Sydney Opera House will be hosting All About Women, a festival of talks, workshops, and performances by women from around the world. The program includes 3 full days of discussions on feminism, politics, culture, and technology, as well as comedy shows and film screenings. This year a key speaker will be Jeanette McCurdy, a former child actress and author of the bestseller “ I’m Glad My Mom Died”. The event aims to tell the stories and struggles of women from all walks of life, to support and empower women in Australia.
2. Jazz Candlelight Concert
Individual shows on 24 and 25 March
Just like a woman’s beauty, jazz is timeless. This March, the Hayden Orpheum is hosting not just one, but three Candlelight Jazz tributes featuring jazz bands. Spoil the women in your life with a candlelight concert that celebrates incredible women in jazz. The Hayden Orpheum will be hosting tributes to Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone, all by the glow of candlelight. This is the perfect gift to show the women in your life that you appreciate them.
3. Girls Just Wanna…Network at Reign
Wednesday 8 March
A celebration of female sommeliers in Sydney, this event is an excellent opportunity to network with some of the best in the winemaking business. Sip on champagne (made by female winemakers of course) while listening to speakers discuss the hottest topics in the Australian wine industry. This is a great chance to let your hair down and have some fun while making valuable connections.
4. The Magician’s Cabaret
Celebrate diversity and self-expression at The Magician’s Cabaret, one of Sydney’s most acclaimed cabaret theatres. No matter which performance you choose, you’ll be in for a wild ride. Dinner is served alongside the shows, which makes for a perfect night out. What better way to celebrate womanhood than will all the glitz and glamour of a cabaret show! Grab the girls, order some drinks and dance the night away.
5. International Women’s Day at Lady Banks Rooftop
Wednesday 8 March
Celebrate International Women’s Day with a delicious 3-course lunch at Lady Banks Rooftop. The event will include talks by inspiring female leaders, activists and entrepreneurs that will be addressing the theme #EmbraceEquity. This is the perfect day out for a group of your female friends and is sure to leave you motivated and inspired.
6. Alliance Française French Film Festival
Until 5 April 2023
The Alliance Française French Film Festival will be showcasing the best of French cinema, with many of the films directed by women and showcasing female leads. The festival is a great opportunity to support women in the arts and discover new talent, while also having a fun night out.
7. “Yeah The Girls” Female Street Art Self-Guided Walk in Eveleigh
There’s no better way to celebrate the achievements of women than to explore the vibrant street art scene in Sydney through the “Yeah The Girls” Female Street Art Self-Guided Walk.
The “Yeah The Girls” tour is a celebration of the creativity and talent of female street artists who have been making their mark on the walls of Sydney for years. The tour highlights the diverse styles and techniques used by these artists, from murals to stencils, stickers, and installations.
8. Magic Men
Saturday 11 March
Celebrate being a woman with an evening of fun and entertainment! The Magic Men Live show in Sydney is the perfect event for women to let loose, have fun, and feel empowered. Magic Men Live is a jamp-packed show that features a group of incredibly talented male performers who specialise in providing top-quality entertainment for women.
The show includes a combination of dance routines, acrobatics, six-packs and audience participation. It’s a high-energy event that will leave you feeling exhilarated. So why not grab some tickets for your girlfriends and head to the show for an unforgettable evening of entertainment?