Events You Need to Know About this January 2020

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All the top events across Australia in January 2020.

VIC

MUSIC Elton John - Farewell Yellow Brick Road

25-26 January | Hanging Rock, Woodend
The Victorian leg of Sir Elton John’s three-year Farewell Yellow Brick Road global tour, which kicked off in the United States in 2018, will be in the spotlight. The Rocket Man will take over iconic Hanging Rock for two nights and his song list could include hits like ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Crocodile Rock’ and ‘Candle in the Wind’. Don’t miss your chance to see Elton before the sun goes down on his more than 50 years of touring.

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MUSIC The Choir of Man

Until 12 January | Arts Centre Melbourne 

SAILING Festival of Sails

25-27 January | Geelong

THEATRE War Horse

From 10 January | Regent Theatre, Melbourne 

PHOTOGRAPHY Olympia

Until 29 March | National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

FILM 2001: A Space Odyssey Live in Concert

25 January | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

WA

FESTIVAL Fringe World

17 January-16 February | various venues, Perth 

WATER SPORTS Lancelin Ocean Classic Festival

9-12 January | Lancelin 

ART That Seventies Feeling…the Late Modern

Until 9 March | Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth

TAS

FESTIVAL MONA FOMA

11-20 January | Launceston
Launceston will play host to more than 400 artists from across the globe for FOMA. Highlights include Paul Kelly, Italian pianist Ludovico Einaudi and an evening dedicated to The Sound of Music classic My Favourite Things. 

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POLO Barnbougle Polo

18 January | Barnbougle, Bridport

FESTIVAL Festivale

31 January-2 February | City Park, Launceston 

FESTIVAL Gin-uary

25 January | The Goods Shed, Hobart

SA

CAR RACING Asian Le Mans Series

10-12 January | The Bend Motorsport Park, Tailem Bend 

FESTIVAL Crush Festival

24-26 January | Adelaide Hills 

EXHIBITION Dogs: a story of our best friend

Until 26 April | South Australian Museum, Adelaide

ACT

EXHIBITION Lichtenstein to Warhol

Until 9 March | National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 

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Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

TALK An Evening with David Sedaris

19 January | Canberra Theatre Centre

NSW

FESTIVAL Sydney Festival

8-26 January | various venues, Sydney 
Opera in the Domain leads the bill along with the Australian debut of Broadway-bound smash hit Six – a musical that presents the story of Henry VIII’s six wives coming together in a pop concert. 

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TALK Louis Theroux Without Limits: Live on Stage

14, 17 and 18 January | State Theatre, Sydney 

TENNIS ATP Cup

3-12 January | Ken Rosewall Arena, Homebush 

THEATRE Bran Nue Dae

16 January-1 February | Riverside Theatres, Parramatta; 

OPERA La Bohème

2-30 January | Sydney Opera House

CRICKET Australia versus New Zealand

From 3 January | Sydney Cricket Ground

QLD

SAILING Whitsundays Clipper Race Carnival

11-18 January | The Whitsundays

MUSICAL Book of Mormon

3 January-2 February | QPAC, Brisbane

EXHIBITION Water

Until 26 April | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

NT

HISTORY The Carpentaria Mapping Project

Until 25 January | Northern Territory Library, Darwin 

ART Unruly Days: Territory Life 1911-1921

Until 17 May | Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory, Darwin 

SEE ALSO: 20 Unexpected Australian Holidays to Take Next Year

Hero image: Amanda Parer's Man from MONA FOMA 2019. 

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