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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.

Delight your tastebuds

Wine & dine

Sydney Whisky Week

Sydney Whisky Week

Events and promotions across over 25 Sydney special whisky venues!
Today all day
Dinner with Aunty Margret

Dinner with Aunty Margret

Explore Aboriginal culture with celebrated elder, Aunty Margret
11 May 2021
Antipasto Variety Show

Antipasto Variety Show

The best forking variety show in Sydney!
13 May 2021
Live Latin music series ESTEBANd in Temperance Lane

Live Latin music series ESTEBANd in Temperance Lane

1 Temperance Lane transforms every Thur - Sat night with Latin inspired performances and innovative Mexican dining
Today 6.30pm to 10pm
The Lobo Rum Flights

The Lobo Rum Flights

Delving into history, production, and ageing of rum, this is perfect for the rum beginner up to the rum advanced.
Today 3.30pm to 5pm
Unwind at Ho Jiak Town Hall: Live Music Every Friday

Unwind at Ho Jiak Town Hall: Live Music Every Friday

Unwind with a drink, delectable Malaysian dishes and live music acts to soothe the soul.
14 May 2021
Dumpling Masterclass at Lotus The Galeries

Dumpling Masterclass at Lotus The Galeries

Join us at Lotus The Galeries for a 2 hour hands-on exclusive session on how to make dumplings.
15 May 2021
Mother's Day at Botanic House

Mother's Day at Botanic House

Treat your Mum to an incredible dining experience with a tasting menu by Luke Nguyen in the Royal Botanic Garden
Tomorrow
Australian Cocktail Month

Australian Cocktail Month

Like cocktails? Love good times? Australian Cocktail Month is for you
Today all day
Art and more

Culture in the city

After Dark at the Hyde Park Barracks

After Dark at the Hyde Park Barracks

A monthly late-night series that will transform Hyde Park Barracks with live music, performances, ideas and more
27 May 2021
MCA Late

MCA Late

Opening our doors until the sun sets on the working week
14 May 2021
Badu Gili: Wonder Women

Badu Gili: Wonder Women

Nightly year-round sails projection returns, featuring the work of 6 female First Nations artists
Today 6pm to 9pm
The Museum of Love

The Museum of Love

An immersive art experience and Insta museum over 3 levels of a heritage warehouse at the Rocks
Today 10am to 5pm
Curated Stories in Light

Curated Stories in Light

3 light-artworks transform 3 city sites, 19-23 May, twilight-11pm in Warrane (Sydney Cove)
19 May 2021
Who goes here? by Fiona Hall

Who goes here? by Fiona Hall

One of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary artists activates the courtyard of the Hyde Park Barracks.\
Today 10am to 5pm
Ever Sun by Rochelle Haley

Ever Sun by Rochelle Haley

A suspended installation on Wilmot Street
Today all day
Ocean Spirit Rising

Ocean Spirit Rising

A unique experience that brings together art, music, storytelling and design
20 May 2021
Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2020

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2020

Witness nature at its most dramatic, graceful and unexpected with this stunning photography exhibition
Today 10am to 5pm

Discover

What to do in Sydney this May

Embrace the cooler weather and head inside Sydney’s venues as they come to life with a jam-packed variety of events.

Party at bars on York, Clarence and Kent Street

YCK Laneways block party

Live jazz and cocktail specials at The Swinging Cat

Live jazz and cocktail specials at The Swinging Cat

The YCK Laneways Block Party is in full swing - and so are we at The Swinging Cat! (What a great pun.)
Today 4pm to 1am
The Lobo Rum Flights

The Lobo Rum Flights

Delving into history, production, and ageing of rum, this is perfect for the rum beginner up to the rum advanced.
Today 3.30pm to 5pm
YCK Laneways Block Party

YCK Laneways Block Party

YCK Laneways is throwing an epic 6 week long block party
Today 12am to 11.45pm
Lazy Sunday's @ The Barber Shop featuring Ella Haber!

Lazy Sunday's @ The Barber Shop featuring Ella Haber!

Join us for free live music every Sunday afternoon, this week featuring Ella Haber
Tomorrow
Uncle Ming's presents Jess and Aidan

Uncle Ming's presents Jess and Aidan

This young guitar-vocal duo channels the music of Lianne La Havas, Allen Stone, the Civil Wars, Aretha Franklin and more
10 May 2021
Uncle Ming's presents Yannick Koffi and Kevin Hunt

Uncle Ming's presents Yannick Koffi and Kevin Hunt

Drinks, dumplings and live music performed by Yannick Koffi and Kevin Hunt.
10 May 2021
Dinner with Aunty Margret

Dinner with Aunty Margret

Explore Aboriginal culture with celebrated elder, Aunty Margret
11 May 2021
Amy and Jack The Duo

Amy and Jack The Duo

A fiercly blond keyboard and vocal duo will bring you the perfect experience to pair with your pinot noir
12 May 2021
The Lobo live music: Salseros del Barrio

The Lobo live music: Salseros del Barrio

A perfect cuban escape! Come down to the Lobo and drink phenomenal cocktails, while listening to engaging musicians
12 May 2021
Romantic ideas for 2

Date night in the city

The Rocks Market Night Edition

The Rocks Market Night Edition

Knock off and start your weekend early in The Rocks with boutique shopping, live music and, of course, scrumptious food
14 May 2021
Live jazz and cocktail specials at The Swinging Cat

Live jazz and cocktail specials at The Swinging Cat

The YCK Laneways Block Party is in full swing - and so are we at The Swinging Cat! (What a great pun.)
Today 4pm to 1am
MCA Late

MCA Late

Opening our doors until the sun sets on the working week
14 May 2021
Unwind at Ho Jiak Town Hall: Live Music Every Friday

Unwind at Ho Jiak Town Hall: Live Music Every Friday

Unwind with a drink, delectable Malaysian dishes and live music acts to soothe the soul.
14 May 2021
Nights at the Museum

Nights at the Museum

The Australian Museum is open until 9pm every Thursday
13 May 2021
Live on The Garden Stage

Live on The Garden Stage

Free live music to anyone lucky enough to be at SILY on a Thursday night
13 May 2021
Barrio Soul Live @ Civic Underground

Barrio Soul Live @ Civic Underground

Soul & Disco meets Cuban Cha Cha Cha & Mambo! 1960s & 70s Latin Soul, Latin Disco & Boogaloo band
13 May 2021
Live Latin music series ESTEBANd in Temperance Lane

Live Latin music series ESTEBANd in Temperance Lane

1 Temperance Lane transforms every Thur - Sat night with Latin inspired performances and innovative Mexican dining
Today 6.30pm to 10pm
The Big Bake

The Big Bake

It's a unique baking experience combining all your most loved TV baking shows!
10 May 2021
Soulful Nights at World Square

Soulful Nights at World Square

Listen to live music 4 days a week for 3 months straight
Today 5pm to 9pm
Boutique-y 'Australia Series' Whisky tasting

Boutique-y 'Australia Series' Whisky tasting

Come join us for a night of Australian Whisky hosted by Boutique-y Ambassador, Simon McGoram
12 May 2021
The Lobo live music: Salseros del Barrio

The Lobo live music: Salseros del Barrio

A perfect cuban escape! Come down to the Lobo and drink phenomenal cocktails, while listening to engaging musicians
12 May 2021
Australian Cocktail Month

Australian Cocktail Month

Like cocktails? Love good times? Australian Cocktail Month is for you
Today all day
Listen
Unwind at Ho Jiak Town Hall: Live Music Every Friday

Unwind at Ho Jiak Town Hall: Live Music Every Friday

Unwind with a drink, delectable Malaysian dishes and live music acts to soothe the soul.
14 May 2021
Oxytocin Conscious Club Sydney

Oxytocin Conscious Club Sydney

Holistic Nightclub Experience to boost your oxytocin levels and revive your mind + body.
14 May 2021
Back To Funk free party

Back To Funk free party

Join this outdoor celebration hosted by Australia’s longest running funk music radio show at the Good Space festival
15 May 2021
Zac Eichner support by Ange

Zac Eichner support by Ange

Echoing the sonic virtue of Nick Murphy FKA Chet Faker, Gang of Youths & Bon Iver is Adelaide artist, Zac Eichner
16 May 2021
The Birdcage on York

The Birdcage on York

A dazzling array of burlesque and cabaret artists
15 May 2021
Hear No Evil: Live Music Fridays

Hear No Evil: Live Music Fridays

A roster of local and emerging musical talent every Friday night @ Three Wise Monkeys in Central Sydney
14 May 2021
Lazy Sunday's @ The Barber Shop featuring Ella Haber!

Lazy Sunday's @ The Barber Shop featuring Ella Haber!

Join us for free live music every Sunday afternoon, this week featuring Ella Haber
Tomorrow
Neo Pop Picnic at Darling Square

Neo Pop Picnic at Darling Square

A celebration of all things 80s - live music, art installations & photobooth
Tomorrow
Live Latin music series ESTEBANd in Temperance Lane

Live Latin music series ESTEBANd in Temperance Lane

1 Temperance Lane transforms every Thur - Sat night with Latin inspired performances and innovative Mexican dining
Today 6.30pm to 10pm
Live on The Garden Stage

Live on The Garden Stage

Free live music to anyone lucky enough to be at SILY on a Thursday night
13 May 2021
Hamilton

Hamilton

The Tony®, Grammy®, Olivier and Pulitzer Prize winning musical will open at the Sydney Lyric Theatre in March 2021.
Today 7.30pm to 10.20pm
Soulful Nights at World Square

Soulful Nights at World Square

Listen to live music 4 days a week for 3 months straight
Today 5pm to 9pm
Shake Ass Not Hands

Shake Ass Not Hands

Get your body moving with DJ Klasik
14 May 2021
Good Space

Good Space

Festival of Revolutionary Art, Music, Ideas, Performance, Culture and Environment in one Good Space
Tomorrow
Jack's Hit House: Recovery on The Rocks (part 2)

Jack's Hit House: Recovery on The Rocks (part 2)

A free community gathering - an intergenerational, multimodal exchange of music and performance.
16 May 2021

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This initiative is part of the Events 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.