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11° & PARTLY CLOUDY ON WEDNESDAY 23 MAY IN SYDNEY
By Concrete Playground
May 01, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Month Under $20

    You don't have to spend your salary to enjoy this city.
    By Concrete Playground
    May 01, 2018
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      • TASTE OF MANLY 2018

        Spend a day drinking by the beach.

      • LIGHT MARKET

        Chatswood will host a food market every night during Vivid.

      • STARGAZING LIVE AT CENTENNIAL PARK

        The ABC is attempting to break the world record for most people stargazing simultaneously with a night of stars, stories and food trucks.

      • CHRISTIAN THOMPSON: RITUAL INTIMACY

        A survey of the Indigenous artist's extensive and diverse works.

      • BIG FASHION SALE POP-UP

        Pick up samples and one-offs from cult Australian and international designers at up to 80 percent off.

      • GOLDIE'S MUSIC HALL

        Transforming the northern foyer of the Opera House's concert hall into a glamorous pop-up bar.

      • HEAD ON PHOTO FESTIVAL 2018

        Sydney's annual free photography exhibition is taking over the city again.

      • FREE RICE BOWLS AT ROLL'D

        The Vietnamese takeaway chain is giving away free broken rice dishes to Sydneysiders today.

      • WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION 2018

        The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from 2017 comes to Sydney.

      • BIENNALE COMMUNITY DAY

        A day of free talks, workshops and performances on Cockatoo Island.

      • NUTELLA ROAD TRIP

        A Nutella food truck will be pulling up in Sydney — and all the food will be free.

      • MCA ZINE FAIR 2018

        Gather some inspiration and reading material at the MCA's annual celebration of self-published zines.

      • CRAB RACING AT FRIEND IN HAND HOTEL

        Cold beers and left-of-centre entertainment.

      • MCA LIGHTS ON LATER

        Get to know the MCA after hours.

      • VIVID SYDNEY 2018

        Sydney's citywide festival of light, music and ideas returns for a 10th year with Solange, Ice Cube and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

      • 8BIT'S FREE BURGER GIVEAWAY

        One of Melbourne's best burger joints has landed in Sydney — and it's giving out 300 freebies to mark the occasion.

      • FREE WEEKLY PILATES

        The Potts Point classes are happening every Wednesday for the rest of the year.

      • AI WEIWEI: LAW OF THE JOURNEY

        The controversial Chinese artist has installed a 60-metre-long inflatable boat on Cockatoo Island as a confronting comment on the global refugee crisis.

      • SYDNEY WRITERS' FESTIVAL 2018

        This year's lineup features 'Call Me By Your Name' author André Aciman, 'BBC Dad', Christos Tsiolkas and a host of literary talent from around the world.

      • THE SLEEPER AWAKES

        White Rabbit's new exhibition explores the contradictory complexities of life in present-day China.

      • BONSAI: GENERATIONS OF GROWTH

        Take a tour of tiny trees.

      • PADDINGTON MARKETS

        Find original wares by local designers and makers, international food stalls and live music.

      • KSUBI WAREHOUSE SALE

        Stock up on some high-quality denim from this cult Aussie label.

      • CONTEMPORARY ART 101 @ ARTEREAL

        For anyone who ever stood in a contemporary art gallery and thought "I just don't get it".

      • PADDY'S NIGHT FOOD MARKETS

        A weekly Saturday night food truck market in Sydney's west.

      • MOYA'S FREE JAZZ NIGHT

        Spend your Sunday evening with $10 negronis and free jazz.

      • GLEBE MARKETS

        Glebe's weekly go-to for pre-loved fashion, vinyl records and freshly made limeade.

      • EQ VILLAGE MARKETS

        Get your weekly shop from local growers and producers.

      • CHINATOWN NIGHT MARKETS

        Browse stalls of knickknacks, eat till your heart's content, then check out the illuminated street art.

      • KINGS CROSS WEEKEND MARKETS

        A weekend morning cornucopia of organic veggies, fruit, cheese and international dishes, plus fashion, homewares, books and more.

      • HIGH COUNTRY HARVEST 2018

        It's time to pick, gather and feast in Victoria's hills.

      • POETRY NIGHT AT SAPPHO

        Sydney's biggest regular poetry night.

      • 21ST BIENNALE OF SYDNEY

        Ai Weiwei will install a 60-metre-long inflatable boat on Cockatoo Island.

      • KITTYHAWK JAZZ NIGHTS

        Party like it's 1944 at the CBD bar's live jazz sessions every Thursday and Saturday.

      • SYDNEY VEGAN MARKET

        100 percent animal free.

      • CROP SWAP SYDNEY

        Trade your homegrown fruit, veggies and herbs for the spoils of other local urban gardeners.

      • BRIGHT AUTUMN FESTIVAL 2018

        Celebrate the season with orchard walks, produce markets and the country's only nut festival.

      • SUNDAY JAZZ

        Chill out with a spot of Sunday afternoon jazz at The East Sydney Hotel.

      • BLACKTOWN MARKETS

        Peruse vintage bric-a-brac while you snack on homemade dim sum in the Skyline Drive-In.

      • TRAMSHEDS ARTISAN LANE SUNDAY MARKETS

        A new European-inspired Sunday food market.

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