Here’s what to do, where to go and what to eat in Sydney this April
After raging floods and sweltering heat in quick succession, we probably speak for everyone when we say we’re happy to say goodbye to March. Along with the hope of a fresh start with a new month, we’re also excited about all the events lined up this April. From brilliant art exhibitions to sensory dining experiences and more, April promises to be a thrilling month for Sydney with heaps of fun activities. Here’s what you can look forward to. (Featured image: Kevin Bosc via Unsplash.)
1. The museum of love
Who doesn’t love love. We certainly do. And we highly recommend this little exhibition in the heart of The Rocks which celebrates love in all its forms. Its an absolute delight and your Instagram feed will thank you for it.
Where: The Museum of Love 47 George Street, The Rocks
2. Monet and Friends – Life, Light and Colour at the Royal Hall of Industries
Van Gogh Alive Sydney last year, was a sensory overload to say the least- but in the best way possible. If you missed the iconic event, Monet And Friends promises to be an equally scintillating experience. The multi-sensory art exhibition celebrates the life and works of distinguished artists Claude and co-the French masters of the 19th century, add to that a haunting musical score and you have the perfect evening waiting for you.
Where: The Royal Hall of Industries, 1 Driver Ave, Moore Park NSW 2021
3. Candlelight concerts
Speaking of unique activities around Sydney, these stunning candlelight concerts promise the experience of a lifetime. This month, Anna Da Silva Chen will captivate audiences with renditions of some of Beethoven’s greatest works. Experience classical music in unforgettable settings, so memorable you’ll come back wanting more. Secure your weekend plans and buy your tickets here.
Where: Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, 380 Military Rd, Cremorne, 2090
4. Sydney Royal Easter Show
One of Australia’s biggest festivals, the Sydney Royal Easter Show opens its doors from April 1-12. From mouth-watering treats to adorable furry animals and fun rides, this event has it all and then some. Don’t miss out on the thrill.
Where: Sydney Showground, 1 Showground Rd, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
5. Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama
If it’s Yayoi Kusama it’s primed to be a brilliant show. One of Kusama’s most popular and acclaimed works, the Narcissus Garden is being displayed at the Museum of Sydney till the 18th of April. Conjuring the image of the mythological figure Narcissus, the installations allow us to see ourselves and the world around us uninhibited.
Where: Museum of Sydney, Bridge St &, Phillip St, Sydney NSW 2000
6. Experience dining in the dark
A fascinating experience for foodies and those who enjoy a bit of adventure- the dining in the dark event is a great choice to add a bit of fun this weekend. Essentially, you can enjoy a three-course meal at Darlinghurst’s Madame Shanghai restaurant- enveloped in darkness and blindfolded.
Where: Madame Shanghai, 18 College St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
7. Welcome to Marrakech – Grounds of Alexandria
Even when there’s not much happening, you can be sure The Grounds will still manage to come up something grand and exciting. With travel restrictions still in place, what better way to satiate your wanderlust cravings than to head down to The Grounds to experience the hues and essence of the stunning city of Marrakesh.
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria, 7a/2 Huntley St, Alexandria New South Wales 2015
8. Burlesque Comedy Cabaret in the Bamboozle Room
While you may be tempted to get inside your duvet with the latest Netflix series over the long weekend, give this exciting show at the Bamboozle Room a thought. You can experience a bit of risqué vintage glamour along with dinner at this night of burlesque, cabaret and comedy.
Where: The Bamboozle Room (Level 1/ 33-35 Darlinghurst Rd. Potts Point. NSW 2011, 2011, Sydney)
The global sensation has finally arrived to Sydney and it would be criminal to not experience this genius work of art. Tickets are selling out fast and people are already scrambling to get on the bandwagon.
Where: Sydney lyric theatre, 55 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009
10. Jack Jones Live
Jack Jones is regarded as one of Australia’s most legendary musicians. The two-time Platinum and eight-time Gold and APRA award-winning singer/songwriter is back to enthrall us with his tunes. Get your tickets for his live performance here.
Where: The Canopy, 2 Rosenthal Ave, Lane Cove NSW 2066
11. Magic Mike Live
Based on the hit movie by the same name, Magic Mike has been an absolute winner among Sydney crowds. Who doesn’t love an evening of handsome, athletically gifted men dancing and showing off their acrobatic abilities? If you haven’t booked your tickets yet, there’s only a few weeks left, so hurry up and get yours here.
Where: The Entertainment Quarter, 125 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021
12. La Traviata on Sydney Harbour
Giuseppi Verdi’s famed opera opened in Sydney in March to thunderous applause and excitement. And rightfully so, this opera is performed under the stars and under a 3.5 tonne, nine-metre high chandelier fitted with 10,000 crystals! This is one you don’t want to miss.
Where: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Mrs Macquaries Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
13. Frozen the Musical
The musical that needs no introduction, Frozen is playing at the Capitol theatre until May 2021 and it is an absolutely thrilling, joyous experience for young and old alike.
Where: Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbell St, Haymarket NSW 2000
14. Culture Up- State Library of New South Wales
Australia’s oldest library has extended its opening hours every Wednesday and Thursday evening until the 30th of June. Must-see exhibitions include Dyarubbin which sheds light on the stories of Darug artists and educators Leanne Watson, Jasmine Seymour, Erin Wilkins and Rhiannon Wright and the popular Photos1440 photography exhibiton.
Where: State Library of New South Wales, 1 Shakespeare Pl, Sydney NSW 2000
15. Lumen- White Rabbit Gallery
The Lumen show at the White Rabbit Gallery is sure to be an instant hit on Instagram. Among the many pieces is a musical instrument that many people can play simultaneously. There are also a myriad of metal rods and LED lights that turn images into videos of an architectural setting.
Where: White Rabbit Gallery, 30 Balfour Street, Chippendale, NSW