The weekend has miraculously rolled around once again, so we’ve rounded up what’s on this weekend in Sydney with our top picks for must-attend events and activities. With Vivid Sydney in full swing and the city lit up with action and a bright buzz, we share some of the best events on the calendar for this weekend in Sydney.
Vivid Live hosts Solange Knowles (sister of Ms Queen B) at the Sydney Opera House for four nights of R’n’B performances, which kick off this Friday. Solange will share tracks from her breakthrough album A Seat at the Table, which is her highly acclaimed fourth release since the debut Solo Star.
Sydney Opera House head of contemporary music and Vivid Live curator Ben Marshall says Solange’s empowered, politically relevant and “effortlessly cool” music embodies the Vivid atmosphere.
Where: Sydney Opera House
When: Friday June 1 2018 – Monday June 4 2018
This beer and cider extravaganza promises a festival of street food snacks, one-off brews, and sideshow entertainment. There will be 170 different beers and ciders on tap – brewed exclusively for the festival – so guests can try everything from the quirky to the established. All the brewers will be on site, ready to talk you through their specially crafted beers. There will also be ample snacks to pick from the on-site food trucks and street stalls, including pizzas by Happy As Larry, fried chicken from Dirty Bird, tempura shirmp from Prawn Stars, brisket sandwiches from Bovine and Swine, pork ribs from the Bearded Pig, and more.
Where: Sydney Showground
When: Saturday 2 June 2018
Newtown's beloved purveyor of underground culture, Repressed Records brings the music-lovers of Sydney a night of underground local talent. The line-up includes some of Australia's most daring and curious acts, from Mick Turner from Dirty Three, new passionate hardcore act NASHO, dark synth band Nun, Knitted Abyss, and Hurtsville. Playing in the Utzon room, the Repressed evening will play out like an intimate gig and promises memorable live music moments.
Where: Sydney Opera House
When: Saturday June 2 2018
Known for their boundary-pushing art, Urban Theatre Projects are unveiling a new project in Barangaroo Reserve this weekend. Called Blak Box, it's a pavilion for art and sound that tells the stories of the Indigenous people who've lived in the area for tens of thousands of years. Audiences of up to 30 at a time can step inside the dramatic but minimally lit pavilion and be immersed in state-of-the art sound and vision, with a half-hour audio track featuring spoken word, natural sounds and a sensory musical experience.
Where: Barangaroo Reserve
When: Saturday June 2 2018 – Sunday June 24 2018