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  1. All About Flowers

    Wednesday 24 May to Sunday 30 July 2017, City Centre

    All About Flowers is a free floral display designed to bring colour into winter.Curated by the award winning team at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, the display showcases colourful arrangements of exotic...

    24 May -30Jul
  2. Vivid LIVE

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, City Centre

    Running from 26 May to 17 June 2017, Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House is a celebration of ambitious popular music within the city’s annual Vivid Sydney festival of light, music and ideas. Vivid LIVE is the highlight...

    26 May -17Jun
  3. Fleet Foxes

    Friday 26 May to Monday 29 May 2017, City Centre

    Five years since their last, life-affirming shows, American band Fleet Foxes have chosen Vivid Live for their keenly anticipated return to the stage.These only Australian shows for 2017 will be among the...

    26 May -29May
  4. Aboriginal Art Classes

    Saturday 13 May to Saturday 27 May 2017, City Centre

    Experience the oldest living culture through Aboriginal Art.Join an Aboriginal Guide for an art class inspired by traditional Aboriginal art concepts and the environment around you.Using materials...

    13 May -27May
  5. Sculpture in the Garden

    Saturday 6 May to Saturday 27 May 2017, City Centre

    Every Sculpture has a story.Visit the Garden’s sculptures in their beautiful surroundings and hear the stories they embody about Sydney, its history and its people, with one of their passionate volunteer...

    06 May -27May
  6. John Olsen: the you beaut country

    Tuesday 2 May to Monday 12 June 2017, City Centre

    The most comprehensive display ever mounted on one of Australia’s greatest living artists.This exhibition surveys John Olsen’s remarkable seven-decade career, including paintings, ceramics, tapestries and...

    02 May -12Jun
  7. Adman: Warhol before pop

    Tuesday 2 May to Sunday 28 May 2017, City Centre

    The most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to Andy Warhol’s early career in more than 25 years.With the backdrop of 1950s New York and its burgeoning advertising industry, Adman: Warhol before pop focuses...

    02 May -28May
  8. Lux Populi

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, City Centre

    Lux Populi by Stagekings soars 10 metres above the forest floor, with a kilometre of glowing neon rope reflecting off the skyscrapers in the finance district and transforming glass and concrete into a sparkling...

    26 May -17Jun
  9. Vivid Sydney Cruises

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, City Centre

    As Vivid Sydney takes over the city, cruise with Australian Cruise Group and get first-hand views of the attractions. Be a part of this visual extravaganza on board a Vivid Sydney cruise as the Opera house comes to...

    26 May -17Jun
  10. Vivid Skywalk

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, City Centre

    Experience Sydney like never before and join in the city's most illuminating festival on a Vivid Skywalk! Don't miss your exclusive opportunity to soak up the ultimate bird's eye view of world-famous Vivid...

    26 May -17Jun
  11. Vivid Sydney Captain Cook Cruise

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, City Centre

    The best views of Vivid Sydney are from the water. See Sydney's most spectacular outdoor lighting, music and ideas festival, the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. A staggering 2.31 million people...

    26 May -17Jun
  12. Soft Future Piano Bar, Presented by Goodgod

    Friday 26 May to Sunday 4 June 2017, City Centre

    Sink into the Soft Future Piano Bar pop-up by the creative masterminds behind Goodgod. Throughout Vivid LIVE, the panoramic views of the Concert Hall Northern Foyers will be enhanced by this zero-waste, natural wine...

    26 May -04Jun
  13. VIVID Sydney at GPO Grand

    Friday 26 May to Saturday 17 June 2017, City Centre

    GPO Grand is the most diverse and awarded collection of restaurants, bars, cafes, casual dining and entertainment focused on delivering a world class and total drink, dine and entertainment experience.GPO...

    26 May -17Jun
  14. Open Pizza Making Class

    Saturday 27 May 2017, City Centre

    Casa has teamed up with Italy's talented Pizza Maestro's to bring pizza-making classes to King Street Wharf.Perfect for all cooking levels, it's guaranteed to turn you into a pizza enthusiast!!You...

    27 May
  15. Crystal Boudoir Cabaret and Burlesque Show

    Saturday 27 May to Saturday 7 October 2017, City Centre

    With its Parisian club feel, Crystal Bar provides the perfect setting for Sydney’s longest running cabaret show, Crystal Boudoir - blink and you'll think you are in 1920s Paris. Venture into the glamorous...

    27 May -07Oct
  16. Abode Bistro Chocolate High Tea

    Saturday 27 May to Sunday 18 June 2017, City Centre

    Join Adobe Bistro for their decadent Chocolate High Tea every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Chocolate High Tea will take you on a journey around the equator, featuring flavours from Colombia, Indonesia, Madagascar,...

    27 May -18Jun
  17. Spiders: Alive and Deadly

    Saturday 27 May to Monday 17 July 2017, City Centre

    Spiders are the most successful animals on the planet – they can spin webs, climb, swim, dance, parachute and they can even drop a limb when threatened and grow it back.Overcome your fears and get closer to...

    27 May -17Jul
  18. The National: New Australian Art

    Thursday 30 March to Sunday 16 July 2017, City Centre

    The first of three biennial surveys presenting the latest ideas and forms in contemporary Australian art. Three of Sydney’s premiere cultural institutions – the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and the Museum of...

    30 Mar -16Jul
  19. Aboriginal Heritage Tour

    Saturday 27 May to Friday 30 June 2017, City Centre

    Discover the rich Aboriginal heritage of Sydney with an Aboriginal guide in the heart of the city.Located in a spectacular harbourside setting , the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is one of Sydney’s most...

    27 May -30Jun
  20. Pimp ‘Male-esque’ Cabaret Show

    Saturday 27 May to Saturday 7 October 2017, City Centre

    Pimp is an all-male cabaret extravaganza celebrating masculine talent and personality in a classy and sophisticated style, perfect for your next Hen’s night or girl’s night out.The Coach Bar doors open at...

    27 May -07Oct
  21. Yoga from the Sky at Sydney Tower Eye

    Wednesday 31 May to Wednesday 7 June 2017, City Centre

    Yoga from the Sky is a series of yoga classes held on Wednesday mornings hosted by the Sydney Tower Eye on the Observation Deck. Participants can enjoy breathtaking 360 views of the city during a 45 minute Hatha Yoga...

    31 May -07Jun
  22. A Taste of Omega: The Bassoon

    Wednesday 31 May 2017, City Centre

    Get to know the performers and instruments of Omega Ensemble, in the captivating lunchtime series, A Taste of Omega. Take time out from your busy day with exquisite chamber music performed by some of the finest...

    31 May

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Sydney’s city centre encompasses Darling Harbour, picturesque Circular Quay, the bustling CBD (Central Business District), the grand old buildings of Martin Place, the busy streets of Chinatown and Haymarket, and the peaceful grounds of Barangaroo, Hyde Park, the Domain and the Royal Botanic Garden. Its high concentration of entertainment venues, museums, galleries and public spaces means that the city centre’s events calendar is packed with everything from local markets and musical productions to Vivid Sydney, an annual festival of light, music and ideas.

Sydney events offer something for everyone, whether it’s an exhibition opening in a hip area on the city’s fringe, or a world-renowned musical playing in the heart of the city. On weekends, you’ll find local markets in The Rocks, Paddington, Bondi, Glebe, Rozelle, Domain and North Sydney. During the week, attend a gig at one of Sydney’s friendly pubs, or perhaps catch an improv show at one of the city’s comedy venues.