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Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for May

Hit up a big beer festival, sample all the cheese and laugh your way around town.
By Concrete Playground
April 25, 2021
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April 25, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Those Who Wish Me Dead

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    Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    It might star Chris Rock and Samuel L Jackson, but the latest 'Saw' film is as derivative as you'd expect of the ninth instalment in the horror franchise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    St Kilda Film Festival 2021

    Melburnians can head along to the annual short film festival in-person — and movie buffs elsewhere can check out the program online.

  • Food & Drink

    Family Meal for India COVID Relief

    This $45 vegetarian feast at Cafe Freda's is raising money to help struggling communities in India.

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    World Press Photo Exhibition 2021

    The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from 2020 comes to Sydney.

  • Design & Style

    Cronulla Autumn Market

    The two-day market will feature local winemakers and distilleries, fresh produce, live music and hot food stalls.

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    Explore the Mouse House's huge animated catalogue via more than 500 original paintings, sketches and drawings.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Igloos on the Pier 2021

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dreamscapes: A Static Vision Film Festival

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Perfect Candidate

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  • Food & Drink

    Soul Meets Cheers Vegan Night: Venice Edition

    A five-course vegan Italian banquet — with vegan wine and beer, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sculpture Rocks

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Locked Down

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    Sky Blue Mythic

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    German Film Festival 2021

    This year's 30-film lineup includes the directorial debut of actor Daniel Brühl, a tense and topical thriller about immigration, and a new Rainer Werner Fassbinder biopic.

  • Food & Drink

    Showtime at Archie Brothers

    Once a month, you'll be able to head to Alexandria for stilt walkers, magicians, burlesque and beverages.

  • Travel & Leisure

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    Check out historic houses, go on guided walking tours, and sit down to an afternoon tea (with sparkling wine).

  • Design & Style

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  • Food & Drink

    Margarita Week at Merivale

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  • Arts & Entertainment

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    Wrath of Man

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  • Food & Drink

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    First Cow

    This rich, resonant and empathetic film about friendship and survival in a 19th-century Oregon community is director Kelly Reichardt's best yet.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Taco Day

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  • Food & Drink

    National Bubble Tea Day Giveaway

    Treat yourself to pearl milk teas, brown sugar boba and all the cheese foam.

  • Food & Drink

    Taste of the Beaches

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  • Food & Drink

    American Express Delicious Month Out

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  • Food & Drink

    Mother's Day at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

    Spoil your mum with a waterfront long lunch with two hours of flowing floral drinks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Writers' Festival

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    The United States vs Billie Holiday

    In her first lead role, singer-turned-actor Andra Day is phenomenal as the iconic musician — but the film she's in often feels both rousing and standard.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Dissident

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  • Design & Style

    Finders Keepers Autumn/Winter Market 2021

    Support the next wave of independent artisans at this biannual art and design market.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Western Sydney Wanderers and Sydney FC Derby Match

    This local derby will have football fans on the edge of their seats.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter Ramen Club Tour

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Next Chapters

    Expect gravity-defying stunts and orchestral tunes at this boundary-pushing performance.

  • Food & Drink

    Indulgence Festival

    A two-month, multi-venue homage to all things luxe, featuring fancy drinks, lavish lunches and multi-sensory art.

  • Food & Drink

    Taco and Tequila Fiesta 2021

    This six-day fiesta features bottomless taco feasts, margaritas aplenty and a fiery chilli-eating competition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Comedy Festival 2021

    Local and international comedic greats are descending on Sydney to deliver a jam-packed program of laughs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spanish Film Festival 2021

    Watch your way through 29 movies from Spain and Latin America, including an award-winning rom-com, twisty thrillers and Gael García Bernal's latest.

  • Design & Style

    House of Kicks

    Personalise your kicks in a sneaker customisation workshop or learn street art techniques.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gunda

    This dialogue-free documentary observes farm animals as they go about their daily lives, and the result is as haunting as it is striking.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Supernova

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dylan Moran: 'Dr Cosmos' Stream

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lumen

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  • Food & Drink

    Mother's Day High Tea at the Zoo

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ruby's Autumn Socials

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  • Travel & Leisure

    Rise on the Rooftop

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner — Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Green Door Theatre Company

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  • Food & Drink

    Kiss My Hass Avocado Festival

    Fuel your avocado obsession with this special eight-week menu filled with avo-infused dishes and drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    World Class Cocktail Festival

    Calling all stirrers and shakers.

  • Design & Style

    House of Kicks

    Personalise your kicks in a sneaker customisation workshop or learn street art techniques.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Cocktail Month

    Eighteen of Sydney's favourite bars will be whipping up exclusive cocktails during this month-long festival of booze.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    UnWrapped 2021

    Catch First Nations cabaret, live music and dance at Sydney Opera House's celebration of creativity.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    YCK Block Party

    Enjoy antipasto burlesque, poetry readings, wheelie bin art and 'Dungeons & Dragons' at this six-week CBD party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sculpture at Scenic World 2021

    After the 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic, this year's exhibition is once again placing large-scale sculptures and installations throughout the rainforest.

  • Food & Drink

    Schnitty Fest

    Ten weeks, ten creative schnitzel variations — and a cheeky $10 Wednesday special if you want to sample them all.

  • Arts & Entertainment

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nicole Kidman Retrospective

    Revisit 13 films from the Australian actor's lengthy career.

  • Arts & Entertainment

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    Golden Age Cinema is spending weekends in autumn screening classics about about twisty romances and thrilling encounters.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Magnums and Movies 2021

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Half-Price Tuesdays at Event Cinemas

    Head to Event Cinemas and score 50-percent off your ticket price every Tuesday — including in Vmax and Gold Class.

  • Arts & Entertainment

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  • Travel & Leisure

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  • Food & Drink

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  • Food & Drink

    The Bubbles Festival 2021

    Say cheers to two hours of sipping sparkling.

  • Food & Drink

    Mould: A Cheese Festival 2021

    Feast on Australia's best cheeses — with wine, beer, whisky and sake, of course.

  • Food & Drink

    The Hottest Ritas

    Sip your way through mango, watermelon, passionfruit and grape Nerds-flavoured margaritas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Trans Glamore

    Celebrate Sydney's transgender community with tunes and performances every month at Stonewall.

  • Food & Drink

    The Dolphin Hotel Long Brunch

    The Dolphin bring's back its brunch with cheese and bacon rotolo and smoky bloody marys.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iranzamin

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Narcissus Garden

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    MCA Late

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  • Food & Drink

    Picnic Social

    Close out your Sundays with drinks, free tunes and Opera Bar's harbour view.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Powerhouse Late

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Steam Dreams: The Japanese Public Bath

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dude, It's a Coen Brothers Retrospective

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

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    The National 2021: New Australian Art

    The National returns for 2021 to exhibit works from 39 rising Australian artists across three Sydney venues.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nights at the Museum

    Kick back to live tunes in the pop-up bar after checking out the Museum's collections.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hamilton the Musical

    Don't throw away your shot to see the blockbuster, Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    TNT Trivia at Frankie's

    Add some rock 'n' roll to your after-work routine with a trivia, a live band and free beer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stargazing Tour with an Astrophysicist

    Explore the night sky at this astronomical tour in the Blue Mountains.

  • Food & Drink

    $1.50 Oyster Hour

    Tuck into cheap, delicious oysters once a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Breakfast in the Sky

    Spectacular harbour views, breakfast and fine French bubbly make one extravagant way to start to the day.

  • Food & Drink

    GABS 2021

    The Great Australasian Beer Spectapular returns with hundreds of brews and plenty of beer-fuelled fun.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunch With...

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  • Design & Style

    Paddington Markets

    Find original wares by local designers, food stalls and a new growers market for fresh produce.

  • Food & Drink

    Ryde Wharf Market

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brett Whiteley: Feathers and Flight

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    InBloom

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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now

    This summer, catch the NGA's blockbuster exhibition that's bringing women into the spotlight.

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