What to see and do from September 27 to October 3

Emilee Geist

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 FAMILY Keep kids entertained during the school holidays with live and digital shows at Spot On Children’s Festival (until October 2). Today little ones can catch the silly antics in The Beanies Egg-straordinary Day, while older children may enjoy the beatboxing and clowning in Dr Audiyo’s Giant […]

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

FAMILY Keep kids entertained during the school holidays with live and digital shows at Spot On Children’s Festival (until October 2). Today little ones can catch the silly antics in The Beanies Egg-straordinary Day, while older children may enjoy the beatboxing and clowning in Dr Audiyo’s Giant Adventure. Various times, Riverside Theatres, cnr Church and Market streets, Parramatta, various prices, riversideparramatta.com.au

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

BOOKS After his best-selling debut novel Boy Swallows Universe, author and journalist Trent Dalton is back with his much-anticipated follow-up All Our Shimmering Skies. Hear him in conversation with Annabel Crabb at a pay-what-you-can online event as he discusses the new release. 7pm, free-$45, swf.org.au

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

FILM St. Ali Italian Film Festival (until October 18) is under way, with today’s timetable featuring a reimagining of Jack London’s 1909 novel Martin Eden (rated M), suburban noir drama Bad Tales (rated MA 15+) and The Big Step (rated 18+), which is about two half-brothers on a lunar quest. Various times, Chauvel Cinema, 249 Oxford Street, Paddington, $21.50 a screening, italianfilmfestival.com.au

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

MUSIC Since her time in the Spice Girls, Melanie C has remade herself as a solo purveyor of Robyn-esque sophisticated dance pop. Her online performance, Colour and Light Stream, coincides with the release of her self-titled album and gives fans a preview of her 2021 European tour. 8pm, $14-$61, melaniec.net

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3

FOOD The Oxford Tavern’s Rise N Brine pickle festival (until October 5) returns for the long weekend to cater for dill-ettantes with a menu including pickleback slushies, pickle pops and cuban sandwiches, plus there’s also a pickle-eating contest to enter. Noon-2pm and 2.30pm-4.30pm, The Oxford Tavern, 1 New Canterbury Road, Petersham, $10, theoxfordtavern.com.au

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