Sydney is constantly brimming with events and exciting things to do, so we have once again rounded up our hit list of what’s on in Sydney this weekend. Crack a smile and succumb to belly-aching laughter at the Sydney Comedy Festival, or for the health-focussed, head to the Naturally Good Expo where you can peruse aisles of nutritional goodness. There’s also a bucket-load of events for the art-inclined, such as a photography exhibition, plus a fun-filled event that taps into sounds with a side of cider. Take a peek at what’s on in Sydney this weekend and enjoy what’s left of the great weather.
Sydney Comedy Festival
When: until Sunday May 20, 2018
Where: various locations around Sydney
The funniest time of year is back. Through April and May, the Sydney Comedy Festival will take over the Inner West with a line-up of international, local and interstate comedians to crack you up.
This year includes international favourites like South African-New Zealander Urzila Carlson and Irishmen David O'Doherty and Jason Byrne, plus Americans Michael Che, Shawn Wayans and Tom Segura.
We can’t forget our local comedic geniuses, such as Cal Wilson, Fiona O'Loughlin, Matt Okine, Rhys Nicholson, Tom Gleeson, Aunty Donna and Dilruk Jayasinha.
Carmen, Live or Dead
When: Saturday April 28, 2018 – Sunday May 6, 2018
Where: Hayes Theatre Co , Elizabeth Bay
Cabaret is returning to the Hayes Theatre with Carmen, Live or Dead, a fascinating tale of Carmen Frida Leon Davidovich, the fictional love child of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and Leon Trotsky. On this last day of her life, she tells the full story of her life.
Carmen, Live or Dead celebrates difference, embracing the feminine and the masculine with joy and life. Showcasing unyielding authenticity, humour and grace, Carmen is a unique and gripping theatrical experience that is moving, entertaining and liberating.
Frank Hurley: Photographer & Gardener
When: until Sunday October 14, 2018
Where: Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly
Australian photographer Frank Hurley was born in Sydney and lived an extraordinary life in just about every way imaginable. In 1917, Hurley joined the Australian Defence Force and became a war photographer for both world wars. His photos are among the most enduring images of this time.
This exhibition at Manly Art Gallery and Museum celebrates another side of Hurley's and features images taken in Sydney at the beginning of the 20th century and through the 1950s. Many of the photos haven't been exhibited before and reveal a side of Sydney that most of us wouldn't know.
Sunday Sounds and Cider
When: Sunday April 29, 2018
Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
Join a bunch of young Aussie talent at the Sunday Sounds and Cider big day out. While the day away as the musicians bring chosen classics to life in an afternoon performance at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre. Combining strings, brass, wind and percussion instruments, you’ll witness 12 Sydney Symphony Orchestra Fellows take audiences to joyful heights and melancholic lows with the Intimate Voices musical program.
Before listening to playful trumpets balanced with serene strings, you can mellow out with a tasting of the Blue Mountains’ Hillbilly Cider from 2pm. Your ticket also scores you a whole bottle to enjoy, with non-alcoholic options available.
Naturally Good Expo
When: Sunday April 29, 2018 – Monday April 30, 2018
Where: International Covention Centre Sydney
One for the health and fitness warriors, Naturally Good is one of the city’s to be the biggest wellness expos and will be brimming with natural and organic food, beverage, beauty and home living products – a great chance to pick up some goodies for your clean-eating pantry.
Visitors will be able to explore more than 450 health-focussed brands and businesses showcasing thousands of top-notch healthy, natural and organic products to promote that feel-good feeling.