It’s not all stadiums, cricket grounds and Mardi Gras, you know? Here, in the second of our ‘What’s on in Sydney’ posts for March, we focus on the must sees and dos that are a little off the beaten track.

Uke ‘N’ Roll
Don’t ask us why, but there’s something about joining a free ukulele night in Sydney that really appeals.

Just in case you forgot to pack your ukulele whilst travelling Australia, don’t worry – you can borrow one from the library as long as you book in advance.

Where: Newtown Library
When: Second Wednesday of each month (11 March)
How much: Free, booking essential

Living in Harmony
Living in Harmony is an annual community event which celebrates Sydney’s cultural diversity. It does that in all sorts of ways and with all sorts of events – including the ukulele night above.

Events and activities include talent shows, films, fusion body and brain workouts, and exploring aboriginal culture. You can even learn to be a magician.

Where: Various venues across Sydney
When: 1 – 31 March
How much: Most events are free, booking is often essential. Check site for details.

Living in Harmony Festival Sydney 2015
Photo courtesy of City of Sydney website

Happy Endings Comedy Club
Ahead of the Sydney Comedy Festival, check out Jacques Barrett and Luke Heggie, a man described by the Sydney Morning Herald as a “Deadpan genius…one of the funniest stand-ups around.”

Where: The Happy Endings Comedy Club, on Brougham Street, Kings Cross
When: Friday 13 March
How much: $20 + booking fee

Richard Thompson
Up for something a bit more old school? Check out the folk/rock guitar legend and founding member of 60’s band Fairport Convention.

Where: City Recital Hall
When: Wednesday 11 March 2015, 7.30pm
How much: Tickets from $90

Richard Thompson
Photo courtesy of City Recital Hall Sydney

Bach in the Dark
For something completely left field, how about listening to Bach? In the dark. In the crypt of the oldest church in Sydney. We’re not making this up.

Your ticket enables you to get a 25% discount at the Subsolo restaurant just around the corner.

Where: St James Church Crypt
When: 27, 28, 29 March (28 March is already sold out)
How much: $40

Bach in the Dark Sydney
Photo courtesy of Rachel Scott (Bach in the Dark)

Taste of Sydney Food Festival
Taste food. Buy food. And meet the chefs who’ll be on hand to show you what to do with it.

Taste of Sydney is a foodies’ delight and operates like a restaurant with lunch and dinner services. There are 6 sessions over the 4 days, and each session lasts 4-5 hours. Choose from over 60 dishes, browse stalls, taste wine, and enjoy all the other attractions. Tickets are valid for one session only.

Where: Centennial Park
When: 12 – 15 March
How much: Advance tickets start from $25.49 (you’ll pay more on the door)

Taste of Sydney Food Festival 2015
Photo courtesy of Taste of Sydney website

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