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What’s Happening This Weekend: Sydney, London, New York, Chicago

Our picks for the best events happening around the world this weekend. Get your rainbow flag out and party the night away with Courtney Act and Jake Shears at the Sydney Mardi Gras, celebrate some amazing women filmmakers at the Athena Film Festival, and get your boogie on with the jellyfish at the silent disco in London’s Aquariam.


Sydney – Mardi Gras

Close out summer with one of the world’s biggest gay pride parties. “Fearless” is the theme of this year’s parade which heads down the iconic Oxford St and culminates with a massive after party, featuring Jake Shears, Kim Petras and Courtney Act.

Price: The parade is free but the after party is ticketed, more info here


London – Silent Disco at the Aquarium 

Put on a pair of glowing headphones and dance the night away with jellyfish, octopi and all things sea life.

Price: Tickets are £29 and included guided tours, more info here.


New York – Athena Film Festival 

Celebrate powerful women behind the scenes of some amazing movies, with this annual film festival. This year’s line-up includes: On the Basis of Sex and The Favourite.

Price:$5–$25 for an all access pass $100, while some screenings and workshops free, more info here


Chicago – Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac continue their world tour, albeit conspicuously missing founding member Lindsey Buckinghamwho has been replaced withTom Petty guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House frontman Neil Finn.

Price: Tickets range from $90.50 to $330, more info here.

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