The Best Things to Do in Sydney This April

Here's your guide to filling this month in Sydney with all the best food, drink, films, live music, pop-ups and activations this wonderful city has to offer.
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    Happy Endings Hour at Hey Chú

    Friday, May 24 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Hey Chu, Sydney

    Drop in for a pre-payday meal with dishes and cocktails under $10 at the late-night Southeast Asian joint.

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    Late Night with the Devil

    Thursday, April 11 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    Led by a hypnotic David Dastmalchian as a talk-show host, this found-footage standout set in the 70s is an Aussie horror delight.

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    Civil War

    Thursday, April 11 - Wednesday, May 1, 2024

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    Author-turned-filmmaker Alex Garland adds another unforgettable movie to his directorial resume, diving into a divided America with Kirsten Dunst playing a war photojournalist.

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    Inner West Film Fest

    Thursday, April 11 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Various locations across Sydney's inner west

    Back for its second year — and bigger — this Sydney film festival features flicks starring Jeremy Allen White, Ayo Edebiri, Rachel Sennott and Jacob Elordi.

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    Free Margaritas by Flecha Azul at The Dolphin

    Saturday, April 13, 2024

    The Dolphin Hotel, Surry Hills

    Marking the premium tequila brand's arrival in Sydney.

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    Outdoor Movie Nights — 'Lilo & Stitch'

    Friday, April 12, 2024, Saturday, April 13, 2024, Friday, April 19, 2024 and Saturday, April 20, 2024 

    Various locations around the Central Coast

    One of Disney's all-time greats is touring the parks of the Central Coast with four outdoor screenings this April.

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    Origami — Folding Light and Sound

    Saturday, April 13, 2024

    Edogawa Commemorative Garden, East Gosford

    A night of experimental light, sounds and art performances is coming to Gosford Regional Gallery.

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    Bottomless Bao at TIVA

    Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    Tiva, Sydney

    This underground lounge in Sydney's CBD is hosting a weekly night of bottomless bao and prawn crackers every Wednesday.

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    Snack Kitchen Pop-Up

    Saturday, April 13, 2024

    Snack Kitchen, Elizabeth Bay

    Icebergs is coming to Potts Point this weekend.

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    Heirloom Pop-Up

    Monday, April 22 - Tuesday, April 23, 2024

    Arthur Surry Hills, Surry Hills

    Chef Connor Denton is serving up a seven-course menu inspired by moments and memories at Arthur in Surry Hills.

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    Antique and Collectors Fair

    Sunday, June 16, 2024, Sunday, August 18, 2024 and Sunday, October 20, 2024 

    Wentworth Park Greyhounds, Glebe

    Check out this collectors market for a unique find.

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    Central Coast Creative Spaces — Grace Agnes Art

    Monday, April 1 - Friday, June 28, 2024

    The Village Green, Toukley

    This Central Coast native artist is setting up in a gallery space for three months of workshops and events for all kinds of creativity.

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    The First Omen

    Thursday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    The 70s-started horror franchise gets one of its best films yet in this prequel, which boasts a wealth of unnerving imagery and a committed lead performance.

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    Monkey Man

    Thursday, April 4 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    Both in front of the camera and behind it, Dev Patel is a force to be reckoned with in his frenetic and thrilling feature filmmaking debut.

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    All-You-Can-Eat Charcoal Chicken

    Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, December 29, 2024

    Henrietta Charcoal Chicken, Surry Hills

    Featuring hot chicks, crispy chips, creamy toum, fattoush salad, Henrietta’s signature hummus, and pickles.

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    Beau Artist Series

    Friday, April 12 - Sunday, October 13, 2024

    Beau, Surry Hills

    Art meets cuisine at this immersive artistic experience that brings creativity to the table.

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    Don Julio Fiesta

    Monday, April 1 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Woollahra Hotel, Woollahra

    The Woollahra Hotel is transforming into a tequila-infused paradise.

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    China Diner Bottomless Bondi Brunch

    Saturday, April 6, 2024

    Bondi Beach, Sydney

    This weekly brunch deal is perfect for a Saturday celebration.

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    Now & Then x Grey Goose 80s Nights

    Tuesday, April 2 - Tuesday, April 30, 2024

    Now & Then, Sydney

    Catch the series of 80s-themed nights every Tuesday in April.

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    Cherry Bomb at Goros

    Wednesday, April 3 - Saturday, May 18, 2024

    Goros, Surry Hills

    Get ready for a six-week Sakura Festival celebration in Surry Hills.

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    Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day

    Tuesday, April 16, 2024

    Various Sydney venues, Sydney

    Calling all dessert fiends: the ice cream brand is handing out free scoops at almost all of its stores for one day only.

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    Secolo Cheese Degustation

    Thursday, April 11, 2024

    Secolo Balmain, Balmain

    Embark on a four-course, cheese journey.

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    Nico Bottomless Lunches

    Saturday, April 6, 2024

    Nico, Cammeray

    Enjoy an Italian-filled feast with endless booze.

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    Sham Fest Music Festival

    Saturday, April 6 - Sunday, April 7, 2024

    Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham

    Celebrate community and inclusivity at an all-weekend-long event at the Petersham Bowlo.

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    Once Upon a Time: Chapter Five

    Tuesday, April 16 - Saturday, August 10, 2024

    Nel Restaurant, Sydney

    NEL's 11-course Disney-themed degustation is back for 2024, this time featuring dishes inspired by 'Frozen' and 'The Jungle Book'.

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    Perfect Days

    Thursday, March 28 - Wednesday, April 24, 2024

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    Following a Tokyo toilet cleaner's daily routine, this Oscar-nominated film from acclaimed German director Wim Wenders is as blissful as cinema gets.

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    Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

    Thursday, March 28 - Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    The fifth film in the 'Monsterverse' franchise gets Godzilla and King Kong on the same team — and sees returning filmmaker Adam Wingard again embrace fun chaos.

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    Beers and Bangers Laneway Party

    Sunday, April 7, 2024

    Grafton Lane, Chippendale

    The Kyiv Social crew is partnering with LP's Quality Meats and Young Henrys to host monthly community-minded laneway parties that give back.

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    Wicked Little Letters

    Thursday, March 21 - Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    This entertaining Olivia Colman- and Jessie Buckley-starring dramedy is based on a true tale about profanity-filled mail scandalising an English town in the 1920s.

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    Immaculate

    Thursday, March 21 - Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    Sydney Sweeney turns in a stunning scream-queen performance worth worshipping in this excellent convent-set horror film.

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    Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire

    Thursday, March 21 - Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    A return to New York helps boost this sequel to 2021's 'Ghostbusters: Afterlife', but it's still worlds away from the franchise's 80s flicks.

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    Sydney Kidz Fest 2024

    Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 28, 2024

    The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

    Bring the whole family to The Entertainment Quarter for carnival rides, games, petting zoos and more this April.

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    Pandemonium Rocks

    Thursday, April 25, 2024

    Cathy Freeman Park, Sydney Olympic Park

    This eclectic new music festival is hitting Sydney with Blondie and Alice Cooper headlining.

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    Endless Celebrations at House Made Hospitality

    Monday, March 11 - Tuesday, April 30, 2024

    Various House Made Hospitality venues, Sydney

    You can make any meal bottomless at Grana, Lana, Martinez, Promenade and Easy Tiger until the end of April.

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    Love Lies Bleeding

    Thursday, March 14 - Wednesday, April 10, 2024

    Select cinemas in Sydney, Various locations

    Kristen Stewart plunges into a wild 80s-set tale of love, lust, blood and violence in the latest standout from 'Saint Maud' filmmaker Rose Glass.

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    Fantastic Film Festival Australia

    Wednesday, April 17 - Friday, May 10, 2024

    Ritz Cinema, Randwick

    As well as a nude screening of 'The Naked Gun', this year's festival includes a Ryan Corr-starring monster movie and a 15th-anniversary session of 'Enter the Void'.

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    Ten Thousand Suns: 24th Biennale of Sydney

    Saturday, March 9 - Monday, June 10, 2024

    Various locations across Sydney

    More than 400-plus works are on display, created by 96 artists and collectives, at Sydney's biennial citywide art celebration.

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    Green Square Markets

    Saturday, March 30, 2024

    Green Square Library, Zetland

    Fresh produce, baked goods and artisan delights are coming to Green Square every Saturday.

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    Kubrick: A Complete Retrospective

    Thursday, April 25, 2024, Thursday, May 2, 2024 and Thursday, May 9, 2024 

    Ritz Cinema, Randwick

    This cinematic celebration of a movie master is screening all 13 of the filmmaker's features, starting with 'Fear and Desire' and ending with 'Eyes Wide Shut'.

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    The Greatest Rita Show

    Monday, March 18 - Sunday, April 7, 2024

    Various Sydney venues, Sydney

    Royal Easter Show time in Sydney means a new round of creative margarita flavours, including bubblegum, sour lemonade and chilli triple-buttered popcorn.

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    'Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire' High Tea at Shangri-La Sydney

    Saturday, March 16 - Sunday, April 7, 2024

    Shangri-La, Sydney, Sydney

    Here's something you don't see every day: ghouls, slime and hijinks at a luxury high tea.

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    A Blueprint for Ruins

    Wednesday, December 20, 2023 - Sunday, May 12, 2024

    White Rabbit Gallery, Chippendale

    White Rabbit Gallery's latest stunning exhibition explores forgotten humanity in hyper-modern cities.

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    Alliance Française French Film Festival

    Tuesday, March 5 - Tuesday, April 9, 2024

    Select cinemas in Sydney, Various locations

    From 'The Three Musketeers' to the latest film by Michel Gondry, this year's 41-movie lineup isn't short on highlights. 

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    Wentworth Point Markets

    Sunday, February 18, 2024

    Marina Square, Wentworth Point

    Marina Square is now home to a twilight gourmet market on the first Friday of the month and a artisanal market on the third Sunday of the month.

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    & Juliet

    Tuesday, February 27 - Sunday, June 2, 2024

    Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star, Sydney

    This Olivier Award-winning Shakespeare-meets-pop musical is spinning its alternative take on 'Romeo and Juliet' in Sydney.

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    The Kana Club Pop-Up

    Saturday, April 13, 2024

    Deus Cafe, Camperdown

    'My Kitchen Rules' alum Arrnott Olssen is hosting Kana Club, a one-night pop-up at Camperdown's Deus Cafe featuring a Fijian feast.

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    Grease

    Sunday, March 24 - Sunday, May 26, 2024

    Capitol Theatre Sydney, Haymarket

    It's electrifying: the 50s-set, five-decade-old show has scored a brand-new stage production.

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    Marvel Universe LIVE!

    Friday, April 19 - Monday, April 22, 2024

    Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Olympic Park

    Marvel's live arena show featuring 20-plus heroes and villains is swinging into Sydney.

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    Maybe Cocktail Festival

    Tuesday, April 9 - Sunday, April 14, 2024

    Various Sydney venues, Sydney

    More than 30 bartenders from the world's best venues are descending upon Sydney for Maybe Sammy's massive six-day cocktail festival.

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    Ramadan Nights Lakemba

    Saturday, March 9 - Monday, April 8, 2024

    Haldon Street, Lakemba

    Haldon Street comes alive with nightly street-side food stalls until 3am for the month-long celebration of Ramadan.

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    West Side Story — Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour

    Friday, March 22 - Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Mrs Macquarie's Point, Sydney

    Opera Australia's take on this star-crossed love story is heading back to Sydney Harbour's stunning floating stage.

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    $2 Tacos

    Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    El Camino Cantina The Rocks and Manly, Manly

    Sydney's Tex-Mex bars are slinging cheap tacos one night a week.

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    The Art of Banksy: Without Limits

    Wednesday, January 24 - Friday, April 26, 2024

    Sydney Town Hall, Sydney

    A huge Banksy exhibition filled with 160-plus artworks is on display in Sydney.

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    Mov'In Bed Barangaroo Beach Cinema

    Friday, January 12 - Sunday, April 14, 2024

    Barangaroo, Barangaroo

    Mov'In Outdoor Bed Cinema is taking its mattresses to the beach at Barangaroo for three months.

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    Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs

    Saturday, November 18, 2023 - Sunday, May 19, 2024

    Australian Museum, Darlinghurst

    Explore the life of one of Egypt's longest reigning rulers at this exhibition exclusive to the Australian Museum.

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    Tidal Kin: Stories from the Pacific

    Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Monday, October 7, 2024

    Chau Chak Wing Museum, Camperdown

    The new free exhibit showcases a largely overlooked period of history through a mix of visual markers and audio recordings.

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    Sydney International Art Series: Louise Bourgeois

    Saturday, November 25, 2023 - Sunday, April 28, 2024

    Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

    Catch Louise Bourgeois' world-famous spider sculpture alongside more than 100 other pieces as part of the largest celebration of the artist to ever hit Australia.

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    Nel's Native Australia Degustation

    Tuesday, January 16 - Monday, April 15, 2024

    Nel Restaurant, Sydney

    The Sydney fine-diner is kicking off 2024 with an 11-course degustation devoted to native Australian ingredients.

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