Watch a movie at the Inner West Film Fest
Across venues including the legendary Marrickville Golf Club, Dendy Cinemas Newtown, and Palace Norton Street in Leichhardt, the Inner West Film Fest is a showcase of the best short films from around the world, featuring a diverse range of genres and styles.
Wednesday 29 March to Sunday 2 April
Satisfy your thirst for knowledge at Raising the Bar
From robotics and climate tech to the life-changing technologies affecting food security and mental illness, join an evening of big ideas. Choose from 30 free talks hosted in bars, breweries and live music venues across Tech Central.
Tuesday 4 April, 6pm to 9pm
See a play from one of the US’s most lauded playwrights
Winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and recently adapted into an Academy Award-winning film, don’t miss Fences at the Sydney Theatre Company.
Every day, 7:30pm to 10:10pm
Watch the opera under the stars with fireworks
The critically acclaimed and wildly popular Madama Butterfly returns to the Handa on the Sydney Harbour stage.
Every day until Sunday 23 April, 7:30pm to 10:20pm
Celebrate Ramadan with a delicious feast
Take in stunning waterfront views while you enjoy authentic Halal Middle Eastern and Moroccan cuisine at Mecca Bah. Or head to Delhi 'O' Delhi in Newtown for a special Iftar set menu.
Every day until Sunday 22 April, 5pm to 10pm
Get out and about for the Easter long weekend
Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April
Play in Surry Hills
From pop-up picnics to live music, bike tours, window activations, a scavenger hunt, a dog show and exhibitions, there’s something for everyone at Surry Hills Play Festival.
Weekends in April
Listen to live jazz and sip craft beer
Head to Yulli’s Brews in Alexandria to unwind with live music, delicious drinks and a relaxed atmosphere.
Every Thursday, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Shop at Glebe Markets
Browse fashion and vintage, jewellery and accessories or sit on the lawn and enjoy live music while you eat food from around the world.
Saturdays, 10pm to 4pm
Drink, dine and discover on a unique Sydney bar crawl
Visit some of the best small bars around Sydney's city centre, while hearing stories of local heroes, villains and crazy (but true) history.
Tuesdays, 6:30pm to 10pm
See powerful new art from a diverse group of artists and collectives
The National 4: Australian Art Now reflects how artists are responding to some of the most urgent and critical ideas of our time, imagining new ways of seeing and being in the world at a time of unprecedented change.
Rediscover the hidden history of Paddington
Led by artist and historian Christine Dean, this series of walking tours will take you on a journey through the Oxford Street precinct to uncover the hidden histories of key venues for the parties, nightlife and club cultures that shaped Sydney’s LGBTQIA+ communities.
Sunday 2 April from 11am to 12pm Sunday 16 April from 11am to 12pm
Have a laugh at Sydney Comedy Festival
Sydney’s biggest annual comedy event is back. Get your tickets to see one of hundreds of hilarious comedians.
From 24 April
Share the Youth Week program with young people you know
Made by young people for young people, this year’s Youth Week in the City is back with a bang. From jewellery-making classes to a gaming takeover at Customs House, volunteering days to busking performances – get involved or share with young people you know.
Thursday 20 April to Sunday 30 April
See life through the lens of queer, First Nations and social documentary photographers
Celebrating 45 years of community-led social change, Liberate! is a photographic exhibition at Customs House that will take you on a journey of LGBTIQA+ Sydney.
Check out what’s on for school holidays
If you’re tasked with keeping children and teens entertained these school holidays, find an event they’ll love. Plus, our youth in the city programs make great holiday highlights for young people aged 13 to 18 years, or those under 13 enrolled in high school.
Monday 10 April to Friday 21 April