Looking for things to do in Sydney this week? You’ve come to the right place. As always, the city’s got us hooked with new and exciting adventures to enjoy and possibly (but definitely) document on Instagram/Snapchat. This week we’re thinking fitness gurus, professional jokesters, champagne artists, Spanish heartthrobs and afternoon leafy individuals.
Sydney Comedy Festival
Set to bring tidal waves of laughter to our city slickin’ shores, save some room in the schedule for the 12th annual Sydney Comedy Festival—three weeks of hilarious madness masked in surprising dad jokes, anecdotal fails, stand-up geniuses and perfectly executed improvisational kafuffle by top comedians from Australia and abroad. Kicking off this Monday, snag a seat at crowd favourites Akmal, Alex Williamson, Demi Lardner, Neel Kolhatkar and Peter Helliar as you laugh and cry and cry-laugh again to your hearts content. Comedy big names not your strongpoint? Dip your toe into the festival’s Yo Mamma Battle, Comedian’s Against Humanity or even a sneaky Tinder musical. Yes it’s a thing. #trytheveal
Where: Sydney – for specific venues click here
When: Monday 18th April – Sunday 15th May
Cost: Varied per show
Queenie’s Stoner dinner
To celebrate all things blazed and beautiful, this International 420 Day Queenies is transforming its Jamaican joint into a five course munchies mayhem, coined and coned in the name of iconic leaf-lover Bob Marley. The first of their annual ‘Stoner Sessions’, go-getters can expect some pretty crazy concoctions. Pizza wrapped yoghurt and hot sauce kebabs, followed by a tikka masala takeaway pack and freakily delicious fried doughnuts with maple bacon custard and maple chilli peanut sauce. Wash it down with a couple of stellar milkshakes, booze infused slushies and a few surprise drinks along the way. With places limited, grab a spot quick for a food trip like no other here.
Where: Queenies, The Forresters, Surry Hills
When: Wednesday 20th, April
Cost: $55 per person
Le Jardin by Perrier-Jouët
The Garden of Eden meets Sydney’s urban wonderland at Le Jardin—a picturesque, enchanting take on champagne at The Winery in Surry Hills. Made from the finest and strongest line of only seven cellar masters since 1811, Perrier-Jouët oozes the perfect mix of opulence, detail and all-round Frenchy je ne sais quoi, which is found more than true in the perfection of its Champagne. Traditional with a hint of modern flair, we’re sure this bubbly would’ve tickled the fancy of both Blair Waldorf and Marie Antoinette. One thing we do know for sure—we’ve got a new drink of choice.
Where: The Winery, Surry Hills
When: Wednesday 6th April – Tuesday 31st May, 12pm – late
Cost: Free entry
Xtend Barre @ The Glenmore
The burn will be felt this week with resident barre-big shots Xtend Barre bringing the heat at the Glenmore rooftop. Whoop yourself into shape with a fusion of dance, Pilates and ballet over three high intensity Wednesday mornings, hell bent on strengthening your core, improving your balance and priming your flexibility to peak condition. Set amongst The Rocks, your eyes are set for an equally as awesome workout, taking in three-sixty views of the harbour from one of the most loved spots in town. Plus, with Dietlicious serving up a blend of all natural of smoothies, nuts, seeds, protein balls and bars, all your post-workout munchies are sorted. But with 25 peeps per class, and an insatiable Xtend Barre epidemic on our hands, register here for all the fun.
Where: The Glenmore, The Rocks
When: Wednesday 20th April, Wednesday 4th May, Wednesday 18th May 7-8am
Spanish Film Festival
For a cinematic culture kick, head on down to the unmissable showcase of Spanish films on the up and up. Dotted across the whole country, and celebrating its second week in its Sydney homes at the Palace Norton St and Palace Verona, The Spanish Film Festival is an annually loved and celebrated homage to all things silver-screen. Get your hands on a film pass and gallivant from venue to venue, with Spain’s top actors right at your fingertips. Sure to tickle your fancy, check out Spanish Affair 2, whose humble beginnings of forbidden love and lust last year in the festival led to its anticipated sequel. Whatever flick you set your sights on, we’re sure a subsequent trip to Spain is in the cards.
Where: The Palace, Leichhardt & Paddington
When: Tuesday 12th April – Sunday 1st May
Cost: From $12
Feeling cheap? Here are some free things to do this April.
Image credit: Lisa Brooke