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Rediscover the city centre

Same Sydney, new experiences

Explore the heart of Sydney, with more spaces to eat outside, art, music and shows. The events listed in this program have Covid-safe measures in place. Find more details on the event page.

Gigs and more

Live music

Boogie and Blues at Bookmaker's

Boogie and Blues at Bookmaker's

Boogie and Blues-A weekly live music event hosted in the historic City Tatts Bookmaker's @ Lower Bar every Friday night
5 Mar 2021
Pnau (DJ set) at Sunset Piazza

Pnau (DJ set) at Sunset Piazza

Multi-platinum selling, ARIA award-winning electronic act PNAU hit the Sunset Piazza stage with a fire DJ set
Today 8pm to 9.45pm
DVNA at Darlo Sessions

DVNA at Darlo Sessions

Sit down and plug into an intimate evening of revelry and live music
Today 7pm to 8pm
The Salon Series by The Langham with Bernadette Robinson

The Salon Series by The Langham with Bernadette Robinson

Enjoy an intimate concert with Bernadette Robinson; West End Star and one of Australia’s most versatile performers.
Today 7pm to 10pm
KYVA at Darlo Sessions

KYVA at Darlo Sessions

Sit down and plug into an intimate evening of revelry and live music
11 Mar 2021
Celebration of Stravinsky

Celebration of Stravinsky

A celebration of a 20th century musical revolutionary on the 50th anniversary of his death – Igor Stravinsky
26 Mar 2021
The best of art, music and food
ARTEXPRESS 2021 at the Art Gallery of NSW

ARTEXPRESS 2021 at the Art Gallery of NSW

Outstanding student artworks developed for the 2020 HSC Visual Arts examination
Today 10am to 5pm
Every Body Dance Now

Every Body Dance Now

Free outdoor dance classes at the Sydney Opera House this March
9 Mar 2021
Lunar New Year cocktails at Banchō

Lunar New Year cocktails at Banchō

Celebrate the new Year of the Ox all February with festive cocktails at your favourite Chinatown small bar.
Today 4pm to 11.45pm
SUNSETS: Rooftop music, food and drink at Paramount Rec Club

SUNSETS: Rooftop music, food and drink at Paramount Rec Club

Toast to the setting sun with Sydney’s best DJs, natural wine, craft beers and delicious food on the Rec Club’s rooftop
6 Mar 2021
The Conscious Space

The Conscious Space

A free 2-day festival with great food, live music and marketplace
13 Mar 2021
Circus Monoxide's The Construct

Circus Monoxide's The Construct

An evocative and emotional performance emerges when 8 circus artists explore a unique mobile sculpture.
Today 10am to 10.30am
The Big Bake

The Big Bake

It's a unique baking experience combining all your most loved TV baking shows!
1 Mar 2021
Australia-Inspired Brunch at Altitude

Australia-Inspired Brunch at Altitude

Enjoy Australian brunch favourites, with Sydney's best view
Today 11.30am to 1pm
Picnic Social Sundays at Opera Bar

Picnic Social Sundays at Opera Bar

Premier Sydney party starters, Picnic, have reignited the our harbour and CBD with a hefty dose of iconic feel goods
Tomorrow
Taste of Chinatown: Food and culture tour

Taste of Chinatown: Food and culture tour

Food and culture tour: Discover Chinatown’s hidden gems and learn about Lunar New Year
Tomorrow

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Pnau (DJ set) at Sunset Piazza

Pnau (DJ set) at Sunset Piazza

Multi-platinum selling, ARIA award-winning electronic act PNAU hit the Sunset Piazza stage with a fire DJ set
Today 8pm to 9.45pm
Ben Folds at Sunset Piazza

Ben Folds at Sunset Piazza

Multi-talented singer-songwriter, pianist and genre-bending composer Ben Folds makes his return to the Sydney stage
Tomorrow
Sunset Piazza Community Concert

Sunset Piazza Community Concert

From box drummers and street dancers to inspirational choirs and soulful Latin American singers
4 Mar 2021
Ruby Fields at Sunset Piazza

Ruby Fields at Sunset Piazza

A rising star of Australian rock, Ruby Fields melds punk attitude and indie smarts to capture the buzz of youth
6 Mar 2021
Pete Murray at Sunset Piazza

Pete Murray at Sunset Piazza

One of Australia’s best-loved singer-songwriters, performs his chart-topping, multi-platinum favourites
7 Mar 2021
Ziggy Ramo at Sunset Piazza

Ziggy Ramo at Sunset Piazza

Gifted young rapper artist Ziggy Ramo speaks truth to power with searing, vital hip-hop artistry
11 Mar 2021
G Flip at Sunset Piazza

G Flip at Sunset Piazza

Melbourne multi-instrumentalist turned breakout bedroom pop star G Flip drops the summer’s freshest, fluid sounds
12 Mar 2021
Winston Surfshirt at Sunset Piazza

Winston Surfshirt at Sunset Piazza

Kick back with the summer grooves of Sydney’s coolest psych funk machine, Winston Surfshirt
13 Mar 2021
Rewired on the Piazza

Rewired on the Piazza

From Australia’s most dynamic small theatre, 5 extraordinary performers rework a selection of classic musicals
14 Mar 2021
Josh Pyke at Sunset Piazza

Josh Pyke at Sunset Piazza

ARIA-award winning acoustic troubadour Josh Pyke is back performing his long-awaited new music
18 Mar 2021
All Our Exes Live in Texas at Sunset Piazza

All Our Exes Live in Texas at Sunset Piazza

ARIA award-winning 4-piece All Our Exes Live in Texas rock the Sunset Piazza stage with their signature indie-folk sound
19 Mar 2021
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Wine & dine

Celebrate Summer At Botanic House

Celebrate Summer At Botanic House

Iconic Sydney Summer by Trippas White Group
Today 11am to 8pm
Australia-Inspired Brunch at Altitude

Australia-Inspired Brunch at Altitude

Enjoy Australian brunch favourites, with Sydney's best view
Today 11.30am to 1pm
Celebrate summer at Reign

Celebrate summer at Reign

Iconic Sydney Summer by Trippas White Group
Today 10am to 5pm
Chin Chin Sydney Mardi Cha Yum Cha

Chin Chin Sydney Mardi Cha Yum Cha

Dine and party throughout the Mardi Gras season with some of Sydney's best queer talent and delicious Chin Chin Yum Cha.
Today 11am to 4pm
Chinese New Year at Nick's Seafood Restaurant

Chinese New Year at Nick's Seafood Restaurant

Dine while enjoying the spectacular views of Darling Harbour.
Today 12am to 1.30am
Contemporary Underground feat. Beadle/Doley/Dickeson Trio

Contemporary Underground feat. Beadle/Doley/Dickeson Trio

Ray Beadle evokes the Blues from a bygone era in a breath-taking style all of his own.
Today 6pm to 11pm
Curated by Banchō - monthly art exhibit at Chinatown bar

Curated by Banchō - monthly art exhibit at Chinatown bar

Haymarket cocktail & whisky bar Banchō is hosting a monthly exhibition of works by local emerging artists!
Today 4pm to 11.45pm
Galleries, museums and art after dark

Culture Up Late

Rethink & reimagine

Free city art

We Are All Astonishingly Wise by Katy B Plummer

We Are All Astonishingly Wise by Katy B Plummer

An interactive fortune-telling video installation on Abercrombie Lane
Today all day
Ever Sun by Rochelle Haley

Ever Sun by Rochelle Haley

A suspended installation on Wilmot Street
Today all day
Giant Badges by Adam Norton

Giant Badges by Adam Norton

Provocative and prophetic temporary art installation in Barrack Street
Today all day
City Art free walking tour: Chinatown at Night

City Art free walking tour: Chinatown at Night

City Art invites you on a free guided walking tour of artworks in Chinatown and Haymarket
20 Feb 2021
City Art free walking tour led by Katy B Plummer

City Art free walking tour led by Katy B Plummer

Join Katy B Plummer for a free artist-led walking tour in Sydney's city centre
Today 6pm to 8pm
Free walking tour: Hidden lanes & architecture of Sydney

Free walking tour: Hidden lanes & architecture of Sydney

Wonder through the lanes & arcades of Sydney's CBD, as we explore the art, architecture, culture and history of Sydney
Today 10.30am to 1pm
City Art free walking tour: Hidden in Plain Sight

City Art free walking tour: Hidden in Plain Sight

City Art invites you on a free guided walking tour of artworks in the city centre
24 Feb 2021

This initiative is part of the Summer in the City program proudly funded by the NSW Government in association with the City of Sydney. We’re working together to revitalise the city centre.