In its inaugural year in 2009, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas sold out a majority of its talks and lectures in record time, proof that Sydney loves a brush with danger, done in style at the iconic opera house of course. This year’s program looks a little same-same with repeat speakers and similar subject matters. Having said that, there aren’t too many festivals like this on such a grand scale so enjoy your weekend sharing ideas with mates and family. Hop on to Stuff White People Like with Christian Lander (pictured) and Julian Morrow if you like to be entertained or get your arts fix with journo David Marr, arts activist Marcus Westbury and another Chaser boy Chris Taylor at What’s So Special About Opera and the best yet – hear the rants, raves and ideas flow at the soapbox session.
2 & 3 Oct. Sydney Opera House. 9250 7777, sydneyoperahouse.com