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What's On This Month

To 8 Apr

Their Names Upon Gallipoli

In commemoration of the Centenary of ANZAC, Sydney Olympic Park presents Their names upon Gallipoli - a unique exhibition to be showcased each weekend at the historic Building 20 Powder Magazine, Newington Armory, at Sydney Olympic Park.

To 12 Apr

Rockdale Arts Festival

The annual Festival aims at developing, delivering and celebrating the growing artistic culture, multiculturalism and diversity of the region. It features a series of accessible and innovative arts and cultural events, workshops installations and exhibitions.

To 26 Apr

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory

This year's largest metropolitan ARTEXPRESS exhibition has opened to the public at Sydney Olympic Park's Armory Gallery ... and it's FREE!

To 10 May

Culture Beats

The celebration of Australia's cultural diversity continues at Darling Harbour in 2015, with a FREE and fun-filled program showcasing the exotic flavours, dance, music and art of nations including China, Thailand, Pakistan, Armenia and India.

To 14 Jun

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Enjoy all the excitement and colour of the Royal Easter Show: see the best of Australian agriculture, see tapestries, woodchopping competitions, animals, food farm, visit the Sydney Royal Beer and Wine Garden and much much more.

2-6 Apr

Bluesfest Byron Bay

Held at the idyllic Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm come along and enjoy the large selection of blues and roots performers.

2 Apr-3 May


Darling Harbour commemorates the ANZAC Centenary with a 120 metre floating installation on Cockle Bay entitled Nomanslanding.

3 Apr

ARTEXPRESS at the Armory

The best of the next generation of budding artists will have their artwork on display at this year's largest metropolitan exhibition, ARTEXPRESS at the Armory at Sydney Olympic Park.

3-19 Apr

Kids in the Park

The action-packed school holiday program includes more than 50 activities,many FREE and good value The action-packed school holiday program includes more than 50 activities, with many FREE and good value options for under $20 to suit children of all ages.

10 Apr

Sydney Young Professionals 'White Party'

Location: The Sky Terrace, The Star, Darling Harbour. Time: 6:00PM.

10 Apr

Redfern Night Markets [4th Edition]

It's time for the fourth Edition of Redfern Night Markets and we are back with some amazing Artists and Performers who look forward to making it the best night at the markets yet!

10-18 Apr

The Drawing

An interactive choose-your-own-adventure children's theatre work that you can be involved in.

11 Apr

Hurstville Night Market

The night market will include, entertainment and attractions for families, and feature live Indian/Nepalese music and cultural dance performances, Nepalese and Indian Street food, children activities including face painting, henna tattooing and a jumping castle, live DJ and a FREE yoga class.

15 Apr

Conversations with Difference

Please join panel members Maria Katsonis, Fran McCarthy and Ryan Heffernan as we explore and break down the barriers of stereotypes and social assumptions in Australia.

17-19 April

Golden Ridge Easter Eggstravaganza

A time where families can spend bonding together participating in activities and games on the farm. All hands on and interactive.

18-19 April

Top Gear Festival

A festival for petrol-heads who will love this, Australia's leading motoring festival. See stunts, thrills and spills and Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

20 Apr-17 May

Sydney Comedy Festival

The 2015 Sydney Comedy Festival first release of shows announced for this their 11th Annual Festival.

13 Apr-17 May

Scone & Upper Hunter Horse Festival

Over two weeks of horse shows, stockman's events, rodeos, dancing, craft shows & community events on the edge of the Hunter Valley wine region.

What's On Next Month

1-3 May

The Bead Show

The Bead Show brings the best exhibitors from all over Australia presenting an exciting range of beads, lamp work, semi precious / precious gems and jewellery making supplies. If you are passionate about beads and beading or want to learn about beads be first in line at these shows.

3 May

Pittwater Food & Wine Fair

The 6th Food & Wine Fair at Winnererremy Bay. Bring a picnic rug and enjoy the live music at the beautiful scenic setting adjacent to the waterways of Pittwater. There will be wine tastings together with a wide variety of food available on the day. Venue: Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve - Mona Street, Mona Vale Date: from 10am to 4pm.

3 May

Festival on the Green

A huge program of entertainment is planned for the day including Lah Lah's Big Live Band who will light up the stage with their musical instruments and bright costumes. Empress Stiltdance will also be heading to Festival on the Green all the way from New Zealand, bringing their stunning aerial show Kahuku - A Romance with a Butterfly to mesmerise the audience. Visit the Century 21 Circusworks tent. Carnival rides and jumping castles will also keep the kids entertained, as well as face painting, an animal farm and mini train rides. Festival goers will enjoy browsing through over 100 stalls on offer, providing a diverse range of arts and crafts, gourmet food, community organisation info and more. Avoid parking hassles by taking the free shuttle bus from Gordon Station. Limited street parking is available around the venue; however accessible parking is available within the park grounds.

5-17 May

The Importance of Being Earnest

Jack is in love with Gwendolen. Gwendolen is in love with Earnest. Algernon, who is up for a bit fun, falls for Cecily, but Cecily is also in love with Earnest ... If only someone was Earnest!

5-28 May

Cinema-K - Korean Film Night

A free weekly Korean film night dedicated to bringing you the best of Korean cinema!

9 May

Lebanese & Middle Eastern Night Market

The Hurstville City Council night market will include Lebanese and Middle Eastern food, craft, entertainment and attractions for families, and live music and dance performances, children activities, workshops and much more.

13-16 May

Garlambirla: A Musical with Soul

The Garlambirla Youth Theatre will be bringing their original musical, Garlambirla: A Musical with Soul. Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP).

13, 20 & 27 May

(extra)ordinary, (un)usual episode III

A showcase of award-winning monologues performed by Sydney's best actors, written and directed by Pete Malicki.

24 May

Sydney Vegan Expo

With cutting edge stalls, food, entertainment and speakers, the Sydney Vegan Expo is the always popular annual event of the Vegan Society NSW. This year we have Vegan Smythe back again as our MC to entertain, raise the vibe, raise the roof and raise awareness. We have a range of top line speakers. Bring all your friends and family for a delicious, fun and enlightening day out!

30 May

The Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular

Australia's premier craft beer and food festival.

Future Events

2 Jun

Hunter Culinary Association's Food Fight

The gloves will come off once again when the Hunter Culinary Association hosts the 6th Annual 'Food Fight' 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley.

9-11 Jun

Gourmet Cinema Sydney Film Festival

Sydney Film Festival's Gourmet Cinema events bring together exquisite dining from three of Sydney's finest restaurants, paired perfectly with fine foodie films. Tickets to Gourmet Cinema are on sale now. Please call 1300 733 733 or visit website for more information.

14 Jun

Barnardos Beach Bolt

Join us at Sydney's newest running event, the Barnardos Beach Bolt on Coogee Beach. The Beach Bolt is a dynamic 1 mile run from the south end of Coogee Beach to the north end and the only race in Sydney to cover grass, pavement, stairs and sand. This high-energy community event will bring people from all over Sydney and will showcase beautiful Coogee Beach in all its winter glory. All proceeds go directly to Barnardos Australia to help children in desperate need.

12-14 Jun

Cake Bake & Sweets Show

Cake Bake & Sweets Show is the festival of deliciousness. Packed full of tasty baked goods and sweets, tools and equipment, hundreds of inspiring demonstrations and interactive classes - it's a great day out with family and friends!

13 Jun

The Empire Strips Back

A Star Wars Burlesque Parody ... Expect some seriously sexy stormtroopers, a dangerously seductive Boba Fett, tantalising Twi'leks, a Darth with a different kind of dark side.

18 Jul

The Dreamers Market - Winter 2015

We are not your average market. We thrive on artisan works handmade in Australia. No mass produced and outsourcing to foreign countries and no resellers, only genuine handmade products.

3-5 Sep

The Coffee Experience

The Coffee Experience will host over 80 exhibitors, coffee chain suppliers, large roasters, training sessions, barista championships & exceptional coffee.

26-27 Sep

Oz Comic-Con Sydney

Oz Comic-Con is taking over the Sydney Exhibition Centre @ Glebe Island.

10 Oct

Team Marbles Challenge

The Team Marbles Challenge is being developed by the Inner City SUPER group to support the development of The Recovery Cave at the O'Brien Centre at St Vincents Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW.

17-25 Oct

Sydney Craft Beer Week

Sydney Craft Beer Week has announced their 2015 dates. Let your boss know now for the days off work. What can you expect at a festival where the fun is as important as the hops? The Festival has seen everything from Beergustations and Block Parties to a Sydney Sausage-fest or ladies beer high tea. Brewers descend on a city that in recent years declared: beer is best.

12 Dec

Men's Health Survival of the Fittest Sydney

The World's biggest urban assault course is coming to Sydney Olympic Park. You'll run at least 10k and tackle a minimum of 50 obstacles.

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