If you love art, theatre or unique things to do, there's heaps to be excited about this month. And if you're keen for a laugh, you'll love Sydney Comedy Festival, which kicks off at the end of the month. Here are 16 events to add to your diary.
Immerse yourself in art at the Biennale of Sydney 2022
The Biennale of Sydney presents over 330 artworks and projects at Art Gallery of New South Wales, Arts and Cultural Exchange, Barangaroo, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia and the National Art School.
Every Wednesday throughout the exhibition, the program will run later for an evening of art after dark. Expect cutting-edge film, performance as well as a wine bar and snacks.
Get your skates on for Rollerama
You’ll find a pop-up retro roller rink this month in the heart of Darling Harbour. From roller performances to fitness classes, dress-up nights to DJs and deals, there’s something happening every day of the week.
Until 24 April
Sit back and watch the sky sparkle
The sky above Darling Harbour lights up with fireworks every Saturday.
Get your after-hours culture fix
Sydney’s galleries and museums have a range of after-hours events for Culture Up Late. There’s live music every Friday at the MCA, First Nations music and art at the Opera House and a heap of cool things to see at the Powerhouse.
Experience the ultimate throwback at Sydney Tower Eye
Sydney Tower Eye is being transformed into an 80s-themed arcade with games, a pop-up bar and music. Your ticket gets you 2 hours of unlimited arcade games, a drink and a snack.
Fridays and Saturdays in April
Watch a movie under the stars at The Rocks
Heritage surrounds, hot slices of pizza, classic films, starry skies, wine, bean bags and a free movie screening – this is not your average movie night.
Take a sip at Whiskey on The Rocks
This festival has something for first-time sippers, cocktail lovers, right through to long-time whisky enthusiasts.
Thursday 28 April to Sunday 1 May
Walk with dinosaurs at the Australian Museum
Jurassic World comes to life in Lego this autumn. Gaze at 50 large dinosaurs, witness a life-size 400kg Lego brick Baryonyx and build your own creations.
Every day until Sunday 29 May
Get up close to penguins at Sea Life Aquarium
Sea Life has reopened its penguin expedition boat ride: a captivating, sensory and educational journey to see king and gentoo penguins.
Mondays, and Thursdays to Sundays
Uncover the secrets and tastes of Chinatown
See and taste Sydney’s Chinatown on this 2-hour walking tour. You’ll try snacks from some of the most popular restaurants in the area, as well as uncovering the history of the Chinese-Australian community.
Get fit, flexible and find your zen with free yoga
Every Sunday at First Fleet Park get your body moving with a free yoga class and a backdrop of amazing views.
Treat yourself to a night out at the theatre
Sydneysiders are spoilt for choice at the theatre this autumn. From glamorous Parisian cabarets to sharp and political plays, find a show that’s right for you.
Savour in the gelato at Zini Contemporary Gelateria
Indulge in a gelato degustation menu that honours Indigenous Australian ingredients. Don’t miss this unique, tasty and informative experience at Zini Contemporary Gelateria on Loftus Street.
Sunday 24 April
Bust out your best moves at the Sydney Opera House
Share in the joy of dance with free, fun and inclusive classes. Led by expert choreographers and performers, there are 11 different classes to choose from including line dancing and Bollywood classes.
Discover the Hyde Park Barracks after dark
Hyde Park Barracks will transform with live music, demonstrations, workshops and tours. On this month’s lineup is glassblowing demonstrations, blacksmithing, live tattooing and a perfumery experience. FBi Radio will be bringing the tunes and food and drinks available.
Thursday 28 April
Learn something new with a workshop or class
From pickling at the Royal Botanic Garden and making honey at the Powerhouse Museum to laser cutting at Darling Square or designing Turkish mosaic lamps. There are many new skills you can learn this month.
If you love cooking, you’ll love this Sri Lankan and Indian cooking experience at INDU.
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