What's going on this weekend in Sydney?

The Sydney Life
The Eventful Life

We’ve hit the month of May and as we continue to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather, we share the goings on in our great city of Sydney. This weekend is loaded full of fun activities for the culturally inclined and naturally curious. For nature-lovers, don’t miss the David Attenborough-inspired live concert narrated by one of Australia’s biggest stars, and for the foodies among us, make a beeline for the Meatstock Festival or Sydney Korean Festival.

Planet Earth II Live in Concert

When: Friday May 4, 2018
Where: International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour 
Link: http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=PLANETEA18

Be taken on a journey through the BBC’s Planet Earth II documentary, where Australian actor Eric Bana will step into the shoes of Sir David Attenborough as narrator.

The BBC's Planet Earth II became the most viewed nature documentary of all time in Britain when it aired in 2016, using groundbreaking technology and Sir David Attenborough's endlessly enthusiastic narration to offer a new view on the world around us.

This live version will feature the Sydney Symphony Orchestra playing to a screen showcasing footage from the incredible wildlife documentary. It may not be a real-life safari, but this will sure to a fulfilling alternative.

Belle & Sebastian

When: Saturday May 5, 2018
Where: Sydney Opera House, Sydney 
Link: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/events/whats-on/Contemporary-Music/2018/belle-and-sebastian-tickets.html

Scottish indie-pop band Belle & Sebastian are set to perform another show at the Sydney Opera House’s Concert Hall, returning after seven years. Touring their recently released EP trilogy How to Solve our Human Problems, the band will be releasing the series of albums over the next three months. Expect brand new melodies in the set next to cherished classics like ‘The Boy with the Arab Strap’ and ‘Dogs on a Wheel’.

MCA Zine Fair

When: Sunday May 6, 2018

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) , The Rocks

Link: https://www.mca.com.au/whats-on/mca-zine-fair/mca-zine-fair-2018/

Celebrate a decade of Aussie zines, small press and comics, straight from the source at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The MCA will become a treasure trove of independent self-published zines, exploring visual arts, poetry, politics, fanfiction and personal experiences. Visitors can meet more than 150 makers behind niche reads, hear from creatives and industry professionals, or try their hand at creating their own short-run publication.

Meatstock Festival

When: Saturday May 5, 2018 - Sunday May 6, 2018

Where: Sydney Olympic Park  

Link: http://www.meatstock.com.au/sydney/

Calling all meat lovers – this food festival is a must-do! Meatstock Festival turns up the heat at Sydney Olympic Park with barbecue-inspired food trucks including Rangers Texas BBQ, Parrilla Argenchino BBQ, Black Bear BBQ and craft beer from Liberty Brewing. To enhance your meat-filled day out, music will be provided live by rock legends Tex Perkins, Henry Wagons, Nicole Brophy and the Davidson Brothers.

There will also be a ‘battle of the barbecues’ competition, where more than 50 teams of pitmasters and 20 butchers will kick off the inaugural Meatstock Sydney Barbecue and Butcher Wars for a chance to win $8,000 in cash and prizes.

Sydney Korean Festival

When: Saturday May 5, 2018 - Sunday May 6, 2018

Where: Tumbalong Park, Sydney    

Link: http://sydneykoreanfestival.com.au/

Kimchi and K-pop fans can’t go past the quirky Korean Festival, where K-pop tunes, traditional fan dance performances and craft-making workshops will bring fun-filled cultural festivities to Tumbalong Park in Darling Harbour.

The main stage will be pumping with live music from drummers and colour-clad dancers showing off their synchronized moves. Another stage will host performers of the K-pop youth showcasing contemporary hits and an award ceremony celebrating Korean drama and films.

Don’t miss the line of food trucks and pop-up stalls to refuel with some Korean street eats. The vendors will be serving no-fuss Korean dishes with the likes of fried chicken, chips on a stick, savoury dumplings, and glass noodle stir-fry.

May 2, 2018