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Everything You Need to Put in Your Diary for May

Catch the take free dance classes at the Sydney Opera House or hit a pop-up roller rink in Western Sydney.
By Concrete Playground
May 03, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2022

    See the winners of this year's prizes — then vote for your favourites.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    The Broadway hit is finally bringing its all-singing, all-dancing romance to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Writers' Festival 2022

    Almost 400 writers and thinkers will take to the stage across 234 events, all linked to this year's theme 'Change My Mind'.

  • Design & Style

    In Bed Market Day Sydney

    This luxury homewares label is transforming its Paddington store into a pop-up marketplace, with a dreamy curation of food, flowers, bedding and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Benched — Darlinghurst Theatre Company

    This intimate and immersive theatre piece reflects on the relationship between athleticism and disability.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wild Lights at Taronga Zoo

    Discover luminous animal installations and take in Sydney Harbour during Vivid from a sky-high cable car at Taronga Zoo.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Firestarter

    Bringing Stephen King's 1980 novel to the big screen for the second time, this dull remake only burns two things: its audience's time and patience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    This Much I Know to Be True

    Celebrating the creative partnership between Nick Cave and Warren Ellis is a transcendent experience in this phenomenal music documentary.

  • Food & Drink

    Monkey Mixer

    A giant orange truck is serving free cocktails at Sydney breweries for three days.

  • Food & Drink

    Nour x Olio: A Taste of Siqilliya

    Nour's Gianluca Lonati and Olio's Lino Sauro are coming together for a night dedicated to exploring Arabic and Sicilian cuisine.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Igloos on the Pier 2022

    Igloos are popping up at Pier One again — and this year, they're surrounded by lit-up cherry blossom trees.

  • Food & Drink

    Greyt Masters Art and Ales

    Yulli's Brews is raising money for Greyhound Rescue by hosting an art auction for paintings created by the rescued greyhounds.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Vivid Sydney 2022

    Vivid Sydney's annual festival of light, music and ideas is back to transform the city once again.

  • Food & Drink

    Fonda x Wonderbao

    The humble bao has been given a Mexican twist for Fonda's new limited-edition collaboration menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Taco Swap

    Show a photo of your regular lunch at your nearest Taco Bell store to score a free Taco Supreme between 12–2pm.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Wings

    This Darling Square wing joint is serving up two-hours of all-you-can-eat chicken or cauliflower, plus free-flowing drinks Friday–Sunday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Yulli's Psych Fest

    Yulli's is throwing a huge night of psych rock with free beers for those that get down early.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Drover's Wife The Legend of Molly Johnson

    After reimagining Henry Lawson's short story for the stage and page, Leah Purcell brings her First Nations, feminist and anti-colonial take on the tale to cinemas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Petite Maman

    'Portrait of a Lady on Fire' filmmaker Céline Sciamma returns with a magical and insightful tale about childhood — and it's one of her best movies yet.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Chatswood Nights — Roaming Gnomes

    Find your way gnome and back with this month-long installation throughout Chatswood's CBD this May.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Directed by 'Evil Dead' legend Sam Raimi, the latest MCU film about surgeon-turned-sorcerer Dr Stephen Strange is darker and trippier but still dispiritingly standard.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Glow

    Over three weeks, Sydney Zoo will become home to a heap of light activations, luminescent animals, an ice rink, glow-in-the-dark golf and a pop-up bar from 4 Pines.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Monster Fest Weekender 2022

    Spend three days watching weird and wonderful flicks — including cult 80s hits, new horror gems and a documentary about the original 'It' TV miniseries

  • Dinner at Celo's x PS40 Culinary Takeover

    Catch Continental Deli's head chef, Marcelo "Celo" Munoz bringing big flavoured bar bites at PS40's latest Tuesday Takeover collab.

  • Food & Drink

    Messina Eats x Hoy Pinoy 2022

    Filipino BBQ matched with almighty Messina.

  • Food & Drink

    Betty's Bestie Day 2022

    Take your best mate for a two-for-one burger.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kunstkamer — The Australian Ballet

    Catch this jagged and boundary-pushing two-part contemporary ballet before it heads to Melbourne.

  • Food & Drink

    Nomad Wine Dinner Series: Yangarra Estate

    Sample wines from Yangarra Estate paired with a feast from Nomad's Jacqui Challinor.

  • Food & Drink

    Taste of the Beaches 2022

    Pop-ups on the sand, food truck parties and craft brews aplenty — they're all a part of this northern beaches food festival.

  • Food & Drink

    Drag 'N' Dine: American Express delicious. Month Out Edition

    Head to this inner west pub for a glittering night of drag performances and tasty treats hosted by Khanh Ong.

  • Design & Style

    The Makers and Shakers Market 2022

    This design-focused favourite makes a return to Sydney, featuring over 100 stalls showcasing handmade and locally made wares.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cut N Polish: Artist Car Boot Sale

    A whopping 90-plus Greater Sydney artists are selling their works directly to the public at this one-day-only art car boot sale.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy

    'Drive My Car' may have won an Oscar, but Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's second powerful and poignant drama of the past year is equally as masterful.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    After Yang

    Colin Farrell is haunting in this exceptional sci-fi drama about androids, memory, family, the ties that bind and what it truly means to live.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Downton Abbey: A New Era

    Despite its title, the second 'Downton Abbey' movie serves up more of the same upstairs-downstairs dramas — but Maggie Smith still steals every scene she's in.

  • Food & Drink

    Baba's Jus Presents: The Other Europe

    Spend your Sunday sipping natural wine at this celebration of Eastern and Central European wineries.

  • Food & Drink

    GABS 2022

    The Great Australasian Beer Spectapular returns to Sydney with 120 brews, including beers inspired by cheesecake and poutine.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The House After Dark 2022

    Take a late-night tour of the Sydney Opera House.

  • Food & Drink

    Harry's and Don Julio Camino De La Margarita

    This Surry Hill favourite is hosting a month-long marg fest with prawn taquitos and birria tacos.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022

    Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are now on display in Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Yarra Valley Rocky Road Festival At Home 2022

    Get a box filled with 31 different flavours of rocky road delivered to your door.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fork Festival 2022

    A heap of Sydney restaurants are offering half-price meals till the end of May.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter Ramen Club Tour 2022

    Butter's tour of creative ramen dishes is back by popular demand — starting with its OG fried chicken ramen, of course.

  • Food & Drink

    Chiswick's Tenth Birthday Collective Menu

    Matt Moran's Woollahra restaurant is turning ten — and celebrating with a special birthday menu.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Northman

    Directed by 'The Witch' and 'The Lighthouse' filmmaker Robert Eggers, this Alexander Skarsgård-starring Viking epic is bold, bloody, brutal and brilliant.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent

    The one and only Nicolas Cage plays himself — and gloriously so — in this gleefully adoring and enjoyable action-comedy.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Where Plants Meets Science

    Visit this interactive openair laboratory for beauty education, free skincare samples and giveaways.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Comedy Festival 2022

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Become The One

    What happens when the national sport is forced to dismantle its heteronormativity?

  • Arts & Entertainment

    An American in Paris

    The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical is bringing romance and old-world charm to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Good Boss

    Javier Bardem is magnetic in this Spanish award-winner, which savagely and smartly satirises power, privilege and workplace life.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Happening

    Winner of the 2021's Venice Film Festival Golden Lion, this French drama about abortion in the 1960s is haunting, confronting and important.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Banff Mountain Film Festival 2022 Tour

    This annual showcase of adventurous cinema is bringing nine mountain-focused flicks to Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Cocktail Month 2022

    Twenty-five of Sydney's favourite bars are whipping up exclusive cocktails during this month-long festival of booze.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Everything Everywhere All At Once

    Michelle Yeoh navigates the multiverse in this bold, clever, revelatory and gloriously chaotic funhouse of a film from the directors of 'Swiss Army Man'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Calendar of Cage

    Thirteen weeks. One actor. So many crazy grins.

  • Food & Drink

    YCK Laneways Intersections

    YCK Laneways is throwing a six-week food and music festival, headed-up by a three day celebration with Maybe Sammy, Cantina OK!, Sneaky Sound System and Day1 in Barrack Street.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Lost City

    Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum's combined charms go a long way in this breezily entertaining action-adventure rom-com.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spanish Film Festival 2022

    Movies starring Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Javier Bardem feature prominently in this year's 34-film showcase of Spanish and Latin American cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lost Sundays

    Catch a cutting-edge lineup of local and international DJs at this party from the Lost Paradise crew every Sunday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Our House

    Shell House is throwing a two-month food and music festival with sets from Nina Las Vegas, Late Nite Tuff Guy, Touch Sensitive and pop-ups from Licoreria Limantour and Attaboy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ambulance

    OTT car chases, constantly zipping camerawork, a villainous Jake Gyllenhaal — when Michael Bay's latest high-intensity action flick works, it's a wildly entertaining ride.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MCA Late

    The MCA's weekly culture trip here to shake up your after-dark activity rotation.

  • Food & Drink

    Cherry Bomb

    Goros is throwing a six-week cherry blossom-themed party with pink sushi, pink burgers and bubble tea cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nights at the Museum

    Your culture trip just got better, with live music, late nights and a pop-up bar joining the Australian Museum.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fantastic Film Festival Australia 2022

    Viking epics, possession thrillers, sci-fi western fantasies, nude screenings of 'The Full Monty' — they're all on the lineup at this weird and wonderful film fest.

  • Food & Drink

    Big Poppa's Late-Night Dinner Party

    Party until 3am every Sunday night at Big Poppa's.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shakespeare to Winehouse: Icons from the National Portrait Gallery, London

    Peruse portraits of famous faces from the past 500 years — The Beatles, David Bowie, Charles Dickens, the Brontë sisters, Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai all included.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    23rd Biennale of Sydney

    The 23rd edition of Sydney's Biennale will feature a 600-metre-square bamboo structure, a huge mirrored pavilion and intricate portraits made out of grass.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Moules Frites 2022

    Fill up on mussels and fries every Thursday for just $29.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Jurassic World' by Brickman

    Lego finds a way — with more than 50 dinosaurs, props and scenes from the movie built out of the popular plastic bricks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Powerhouse Late 2022

    Catch free talks, musical performances and exhibitions alongside a pop-up cocktail bar at the Powerhouse Museum after dark.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Magnums and Movies 2022

    Restaurant Hubert is dedicating nine decadent evenings to cinema and super-sized vino, all over dinner.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pedro Almodovar: A Complete Retrospective

    Watch all 22 of the Spanish auteur's films on the big screen, including classics like 'All About My Mother' and his latest feature 'Parallel Mothers'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Inside the Tide

    Over 20,000 plants have been installed, including one of the largest vertical green walls in the southern hemisphere.

  • Food & Drink

    Three Blue Ducks Barbecue Sundays

    Head to Three Blue Ducks Rosebery every Sunday for a next-level barbecue feast and live music.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Australians & Hollywood

    Explore Australia's most iconic contributions to cinema via this exclusive exhibition of costumes, props and behind-the-scenes footage.

  • Food & Drink

    Rocker Sundays

    Head to Rocker each Sunday arvo for two hours of free-flowing rose, Sydney rock oysters, cauliflower hummus and live tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Art Pharmacy Installations at The Rocks

    Discover these five public art installations that have popped up in The Rocks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Big in China

    White Rabbit Gallery's exhibition will explore how to get a narrative or piece of work to cut through in a nation of over one billion people.

  • Food & Drink

    About Time Pop-Up Bar

    Sip Frosty Fruit slushies and eat roast lamb damper rolls at this limited-time bar in Sydney's CBD before it's demolished to make room for the new metro line.

  • Food & Drink

    Pinsa Night at Casa Mia

    Nab Roman-style pizzas and a glass of wine for $20 from this new inner west restaurant every Wednesday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Frankie's World Famous House Band

    Catch covers of rock and heavy metal classics with a slice of pizza in hand.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Festival of the Sun 2022

    Port Macquarie's BYO camping fest is back.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eucalyptusdom

    An exhibition of art, science and history examines our changing attitudes to the humble eucalyptus family.

  • 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

    $2 Tacos

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

  • Food & Drink

    Saturday Breakfast at Fred's

    The Paddington restaurant serves coffee, scones and canelés from 8am, and sells boxes of fresh produce too.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga at Pocket City Farms

    Finally a yoga practice where you can literally touch the earth.

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