What to do in Sydney this April

Shows under the stars, secret creatures and invaluable life hacks. It’s all happening in Sydney this month.


Become a citizen scientist

Bioblitz is bringing together scientists and everyday people just like you to uncover the secrets of the creatures living in our city. Rise up before the sun to survey the birds at dawn or stay up late to find out what animals go bump in the night.

See La Bohème on Sydney Harbour

Handa Opera under the stars is always a favourite on the harbour, and the original Bohemian love story is one not to be missed.

Get hands-on at the farm

Go country in the city at Sydney City Farm. Help yourself and the planet in an interactive session or take a free class on growing your own food at home.

Free tree giveaway

Pick up your free tree

The City of Sydney will be giving away 1,000 trees to local residents this April. Choose your species, get some tree advice and enjoy a sausage sizzle as we make the city a little bit greener.

James Brennan’s portrait of Anh Do

Visit the Bald Archy Prize exhibition

See the hilarious exhibition of satirical celebrity portraits in all its glory, including James Brennan’s winning entry for 2018. The only art competition in the world to be judged by a cockatoo named Maude, pencil a laugh into your diary to see the finalists.

Watch Shakespeare come to life

Enjoy performances of The Tragedy of King Richard III and The Two Gentlemen of Verona with the stunning backdrop of the sparkling bay. Settle back, take a picnic and enjoy the show.

Learn to repair

Learn how to make do and mend with a free 12 week series on hand sewing basics. Master sewing, mending and altering at a creative workshop even beginners can attend. Make sure to book early.

Late Night Library: Sex in Tokyo

Head to the library after dark

From erotic haiku workshops to hip hop performances, Late Night Library brings us Sex in Tokyo. An evening of art, entertainment and ideas, this is one for the adults.

Milly Dent

Attend a workshop

Join Milly Dent’s porcelain slip-casting workshop. You’ll learn how to cast into plaster moulds and how to colour liquid porcelain as well as basic glazing techniques at her Marrickville studio.

Photo credit: Yupeng Wu

Commemorate the ANZAC spirit

Begin the day by honouring the ANZACs with a dawn service at The Cenotaph in Martin Place. The service is followed by the annual Anzac Day March at 9am as we remember those who fought.

Sydney Comedy Festival

Hundreds of the world’s funniest comedians are here from April to May to make us chuckle. From emerging Australian talent to the big international names, don’t miss the gala for the best of the fest.

The Pottery Shed

Head to Surry Hills (and win!)

Fancy $100 to spend at your favourite retailer on Devonshire Street and surrounds? Surry Hills Creative Precinct is giving you the chance to win a little spending money that could go towards everything from a colour and blow dry at Sustainable Salon, beers and a meal with friends at Shakespeare Hotel or even getting creative with clay at a class at The Pottery Shed. Enter now.

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