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Here’s our pick of the pithiest events on the Sydney Festival calendar.

Mike Birbiglia: This American Life regular and comedic storyteller par excellence explains the bittersweet pain of being trumped in love, again … and again. Jan 13-16

Driven to New Pastures: Local performance artist Rosie Dennis teams up with Minto-native June Hickey in this evocative exploration of home. Jan 11-16

Eddie Perfect in Misanthropology: He may star in the addictively bad sitcom Offspring but he’s also a Helpmann Award-winner and pitch perfect performer. What’s he got to be misanthropic about? Find out. Jan 9-30

Trocadero Dance Palace: Ahoy hillbillies! Get set to swing in the seriously deluxe Town Hall alongside the all-girl Sirens Big Band. Jan 19-22

Power Plant at Darling Harbour: The Chinese Gardens are transformed into a wonderland of sound and light by five site-specific artists. Jan 15-30