What’s On In Sydney: Upcoming Events & Gig Guide
The Upcoming Events and Gig Guide will keep you up to date with Australia’s hottest ticket events, concerts, and What’s On In Sydney in arts and entertainment. If you’d like to submit an event for inclusion, you can upload it below. Note: New event listings go live on Fridays. If you don’t see your event after this date, please refresh the page in your browser to see the latest update.
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Star Wars Fans Encouraged To Walk A Mile For Scott Loxley
Pitt Street Mall, Sydney NSW
With International Star Wars Day upon us, Sydneysiders are encouraged to descend on Pitt Street Mall on Monday May the 4th and ‘walk a mile’ for Scott Loxley – the Melbourne man who has been ‘storming Australia’ in his full 501st Legion Sandtrooper Star Wars costume since 2013. As an avid Star Wars fan himself, Scott’s mission is to raise vital funds for the Monash Children’s Hospital, with an aim to secure $100,000 for kids in need. Throughout his 18-month journey, Scott will visit every State and Territory and cover around 15,000kms in total. Visitors to Pitt Street Mall are encouraged to donate a gold coin and hop on a treadmill to do their bit. From 12:30pm – 2:00pm, the team at Fit & Fast will be providing treadmills and fitness instructors, with Stormtrooper helmets and light sabers also on hand to provide to some ‘force’ to each mission!
For more info, visit https://www.sydneyunleashed.com.
Now until 04/09/2023
Brace Yourself: Sydney’s Longest And Most Luxurious Sunday Brunch Is Here!
The Feast by The Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, Sydney NSW
Sydney’s Most Luxurious Long Sunday Brunch series will be held every Sunday from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm, promising to be an unforgettable experience, inspired by the all-day dining culture found in Asia and Europe.
Now until 22/11/2023
Tasty Trivia – The Rocks
Harbour View Hotel, Dawes Point NSW
Join us for a cracking night of FREE foodie fun! Our event in the Rocks features “Getting Fresh” a segment with @farmer_and-son and Which Whisk Wins – a point boosting opportunity! Savour a great night of FREE foodie fun at Tasty Trivia – the food & drinks trivia quiz. + An all you can eat buffet of culinary questions & challenges, great $ prizes, a good measure of laughs and just a pinch of competitive tension! Free to attend – you just need to gather your foodie friends and book a table!
Now until 22/11/2023
Tasty Trivia – Woollahra
Woollahra Hotel, Woollahra NSW
Savour a great night of FREE foodie fun at Tasty Trivia – the food & drinks trivia quiz. Our Woollahra Hotel event features an Ingredient ID Parade and Dice Up Your Score (a point boosting segment) + An all you can eat buffet of culinary questions & challenges, great $ prizes, a good measure of laughs and just a pinch of competitive tension! Free to attend – you just need to gather your food loving friends and book a table.
Now until 01/12/2023
Reverberations: A Future for Memory
Sydney Jewish Museum, Darlinghurst NSW
The immersive new high-tech exhibition, Reverberations: A future for memory, shines a light on the humanity and life experiences of 43 of the Holocaust survivors who have shared their stories at the museum in recent years. The exhibition takes you on a journey through a high-definition gallery of recorded footage where you’ll encounter Holocaust survivors’ thought-provoking answers to questions (10:00 am – 4:00 pm).
Now until 27/11/2023
Tasty Trivia – the free food & drinks trivia quiz
Terminus Hotel, Pyrmont NSW
Savour a great night of FREE foodie fun at Tasty Trivia – the food & drinks trivia quiz. At our Pyrmont event you can Spice Up Your Score by 5 points by taking an extra question + An all you can eat buffet of culinary questions & challenges, great $ prizes, a good measure of laughs and just a pinch of competitive tension! Free to attend – you just need to gather your food loving friends and book a table. On every Monday night from 7pm (ex public holidays) from Feb-Nov 2023.
20/04/2023 – 27/05/2023
Red Bull High Grounds
The Star Sydney, 20-80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW 2009
Red Bull Australia launches a new live event, Red Bull High Grounds. A Fortnite spectacular offering Australian amateur players the chance to compete with a celebrity dream team, $50,000 prize pool and the title of Australia’s first Red Bull High Grounds Champion. Qualifiers will take place Online and in-person at Fortress Sydney on 20th April and 4th May 2023 respectively, with 15 captain positions up for grabs. Qualified amateurs will draft their dream team from a pool of Fortnite pros and creators competing in front of a live audience at The Star Sydney, May 27. Tickets for spectators available now!
3/05/2023 – 31/05/2023
House Down Under is Here to Stay
Market Lane, Rouse Hill, NSW 2155
House Down Under is a must-see, family-friendly experience with a range of installations and activities inside a completely inverted house. House guests will only be limited by their imagination, capturing surreal and creative photo memories from an inverted perspective, all while having a laugh with family and friends. Entering the house, visitors will feel on top of the world, walking (or dancing) on the ceilings and taking in all the sights including an attic, kids play area and monkey bars and more. House Down Under is open from 10am at the weekend, and 12pm on week days, however for more regular hours, please check the website.
22/05/2023 – 28/05/2023
Sydney Writers’ Festival
Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh NSW 2015
Sydney Writers’ Festival is returning this May for a week of enriching conversation around our 2023 Festival theme, Stories For The Future. As Australia’s largest celebration of literature, we’ve brought together leading authors, public intellectuals, journalists, and more. Whether you’re a literature lover, news junkie, or a YA fan, SWF has an event just for you. Join us from 22–28 May to meet with writers and thinkers to learn and discuss how we understand the past, how we live in the present, and how our worlds, imagination, and actions can shape the future.
Koco Fashion Parade
Paddington Town Hall
249 Oxford Street, Paddington
Here’s your chance to attend a unique retail theatre runway event featuring a collection by KOCO of unique, ethically created knitwear for both men and women. Each item is individually handmade to the highest standards by village women in southern India – and available direct to the public for the first time, for one night only.
The parade will be held at the Paddington Town Hall from 6.30 pm to 9.30 pm on May 25, and you can buy your tickets here: https://events.humanitix.com/kocomania
The better for the world collection of quality, yet affordable, luxury garments pushes the boundaries of contemporary design, and what people might think possible with traditional hand-knitting. The parade will feature 35 unique styles in coral-themed colours and all made from a lightweight mohair and silk mix, suitable for both indoor and outdoor wear. The exclusive range of knitwear features not just jumpers but scarves, shirts, hats, pants, and dresses for both men and women.
Designs include ombre, multi-coloured and a twist on cable knits through to elegant transparent nets created in collaboration between KOCO and a knitwear designer who previously worked with Burberry and Alexander McQueen. An antithesis to fast fashion, these unique pieces will not only be treasured for a lifetime, but they are also changing the lives of women and their families in some of the most remote, rustic villages in southern India.
KOCO was born in 2011 when Sydney woman Danielle Chiel – who was taught by her aunt to knit when she was age 10 – took her knitwear label designs to the Tamil Nadu villages of southern India, where she in turn taught an initial group of 10 women how to knit by hand and in turn, changed their lives by providing them an income.
Becoming a United Nations’ Global Goals for Sustainable Development B-Corp certified enterprise, KOCO grew to a “knitting sisterhood” of 250 women across at least five villages, creating individual handmade garments which were sold via various fashion labels across the world. Now is your chance to not only see these incredible pieces modelled by both professional models and everyday people, but also to purchase your favourite piece, available or one night only.
Find out more: https://www.koco.global/
27/05/2023 – 12/06/2023
Children’s International Film Festival
Ritz Cinemas, Randwick NSW 2031
Featuring daring adventures in the Himalayas, a journey through the fascinating world of art, heartwarming friendships, and an exciting blend of live-action and animation, the Children’s International Film Festival (CHIFF) returns for its fifth year, showcasing a program filled with family friendly films. Screening in Sydney (Ritz Cinemas, Randwick) and Melbourne (Classic Cinemas, Lido Cinemas and Cameo Cinemas) from 27 May – 12 June 2023, the CHIFF program features 21 Australian premiere titles and one retrospective feature tailored to young filmgoers aged from 3 years old and up. The 2023 festival line-up includes films in English, as well as a two French films with English subtitles.
McCafé is giving away free coffee in Sydney
Mrs Macquarie’s Chair, Sydney Botanic Gardens
McDonald’s is celebrating 30 years since the world’s first McCafé opened in Australia by serving up free coffee for Sydneysiders at Mrs Macquarie’s Chair in the Royal Botanic Garden on Tuesday, 30 May from 5.30am – 2pm.
2/06/2023 – 3/06/2023
GABS Craft Beer Festival
Sydney International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour
Great news for craft beer lovers, the country’s biggest craft beer festival is back for a whirlwind three city stop over in May and June! The centrepiece of the events are the one thousand two hundred fresh kegs, from 120 different breweries across Australia, New Zealand, UK and USA, of exciting, never seen before NEW brews just waiting to be tapped for the first time! GABS Festival beers are renowned for being some of the most creative brews of the year. Served from 240 taps on the Dan Murphy’s Festival Bars, these creative beauties are best experienced in paddles of 5 tasters at a time.
3/06/2023 – 23/06/2023
Young Henrys Presents @ The Blue Mountains
The Bootlegger Bar – 92 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba NSW 2780
Making a comeback for a second ‘Young Henrys Presents’ of the year, Newtown brewers and distillers Young Henrys today announce a special Blue Mountains takeover in the mountainous plains of Katoomba throughout the month of June. YH presents at The Blue Mountains will be the first time in the region, keeping the energy high this winter in a number of legendary local venues including The Station Bar, Bootlegger, and The Bunker with a huge catalogue of local and Inner West live acts featuring Swine, Emergency Powers, Dead Witch, Club Halifax and more.
Young Henrys World Gin Day Masterclass
Young Henrys Brewery, 76 Wilford St, Newtown NSW 2042
Young Henrys, esteemed brewers and distillers are delighted to announce a special celebration for World Gin Day with their upcoming ‘Meet the Maker’ Gin Masterclass and Tasting Sessions. Taking place on Saturday, June 10 at the Young Henrys Brewery and Distillery in Newtown, the gin crew will be hosting an immersive experience for all gin lovers and aficionados. Led by Head Distiller Carla Daunton and YH Gin Wizard Hamish Mackenzie, two legends who know their way around a gin bottle, the ‘Meet the Maker’ sessions will take punters through the Young Henrys distillery, hidden amongst the beer tanks, to experience how their award-winning gin range is created.
13/06/2023 – 26/06/2023
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
He’s hideous. He’s hated. He’s untouchable. But in this shimmering world of secrets and seduction, can he keep the one he loves most safe? At the Duke’s infamous parties, one man’s words light the darkness with a sinister glitter. Among the glamorous girls and greasy gangsters, Rigoletto serves his master with sharp wits and averted eyes. From the moment he wrote it, Verdi knew he had a hit on his hands. The story has everything: royalty, loyalty, devotion, lust and revenge.
15/06/2023 – 18/06/2023
Affordable Art Fair
Royal Randwick Racecourse
The world’s largest art fair will return to Sydney’s Royal Randwick Racecourse from Thursday 15th – Sunday 18th June with 50 of the nation’s best boutique galleries (40% more than last year!). A visit to the Affordable Art Fair Sydney is an art lovers’ ideal day out, as guests discover new artists and enjoy a delicious menu of tasty bites and effervescent bubbles. With an emphasis on accessibility and demystifying the conventional art buying experience, all artwork prices are capped at $10,000.
30/6/2023 – 16/7/2023
Bondi Pavilion: Queen Elizabeth Dr, Bondi Beach NSW 2026
This winter, Bondi’s annual arts festival returns to its spiritual home at the Bondi Pavilion, with 17 days and nights of free and ticketed events designed to keep you toasty. From June 30 to July 16, Bondi Festival warms up with award-winning comedy (including Sydney and World premieres), captivating five-star theatre, your favourite cabaret qweens, some (sketchy) collaborations, esteemed local artists, international guest acts, cutting-edge art installations, interactive performances, food, art and dogs.
Red Bull Dance Your Style Sydney Qualifiers
1/07/2023 – 10/07/2023
Crown Hotel Parramatta, 1/295 Church St
Red Bull Dance Your Style returns to Australia in 2023, celebrating and crowning the nation’s best street dance talent through a series of crowd-voted, improvised dance battles. Red Bull Dance Your Style is a mixed, all-style one-on-one battle, inviting dancers from different street disciplines to enter. Red Bull Dance Your Style today announces four state qualifying events in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane and Sydney throughout June and July. Free events that are open to the public, audience members can witness styles from hip-hop to popping, afro to ballroom, waacking and locking as dancers go head-to-head.
13/07/2023 – 14/07/2023
DigiMarCon Pacific 2023 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa, Honolulu Hawaii
DigiMarCon Pacific 2023 is your chance to: Hear from some of the most audacious and thought-provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry; Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level; Network with thought leaders, reunite with your peers, and build your professional network. Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
18/07/2023 – 19/07/2023
Energy Next 2023
ICC Sydney, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney NSW 2000
Energy Next is a free-to-attend industry event focusing on the latest renewable energy and energy management technologies, which will be held from 18-19 July 2023 at the ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour. Across two days, Energy Next will provide an extensive exhibition, workshops and networking opportunities for those working in the renewable energy industry to meet with leading suppliers, discover the latest technologies and gain an understanding of how to successfully launch new clean energy projects.
21/07/2023 – 30/09/2023
National Pyjama Day
Wear your pyjamas this National Pyjama Day to support children in foster care all around Australia, by wearing your favourite pair of PJ’s to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awareness and funds for children in foster care. The process is easy: simply register your interest to receive your FREE National Pyjama Day host kit. Your host kit will be filled with everything you need to plan, promote and organise your event. Then set up your fundraising page, drum up some donations, and get to planning your event.
21/08/2023 – 22/08/2023
TECHSPO Auckland 2023 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)
Hilton Auckland Hotel, Auckland
Where Business, Tech and Innovation Collide in Auckland! TECHSPO Auckland 2023 is your chance to: Check out exhibitors showcasing the next generation of technology & innovation; Be inspired, amazed and educated on how these evolving technologies will impact your business for greater growth; Interact with technology enthusiasts, build your network and reunite with your peers. The 10th annual TECHSPO Auckland, two-day technology expo returns August 21st and 22nd, 2023 to the luxurious Hilton. From 9:00 am.
20/09/2023 – 21/09/2023
DigiMarCon Sydney 2023 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition
Accor Stadium, Sydney NSW
DigiMarCon Sydney 2023 is your chance to: Hear from some of the most audacious and thought-provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry: Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level; Network with thought leaders, reunite with your peers, and build your professional network. 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.
20/09/2023 – 21/09/2023
TECHSPO Sydney 2023 Technology Expo (Internet ~ Mobile ~ AdTech ~ MarTech ~ SaaS)
Accor Stadium, Sydney Australia
DigiMarCon Sydney 2023 is your chance to: Hear from some of the most audacious and thought-provoking speakers in the digital marketing, media and advertising industry; Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level; Network with thought leaders, reunite with your peers, and build your professional network. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.
28/09/2023 – 29/09/2023
DigiMarCon Southeast Asia 2023 – Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition
Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Global New South Wales
The 5th annual DigiMarCon Southeast Asia, the Premier Digital Marketing, Media and Advertising Conference & Exhibition in Southeast Asia returns September 28th to 29th, 2023 at the luxurious Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. Join your peers in-person or online for 2 days jam packed with digital marketing best practices, latest trends, practical solutions, strategy and networking, also check out the next generation of technology & innovation; Internet, Mobile, AdTech, MarTech & SaaS Technology. 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.