So, the time has come and it’s officially the end of our summer months. But not to fret, because we’ve still got a bunch of events that are guaranteed to get rid of your blues. Best of all, they’re completely free. Put away your wallets and go all out this month.
Here are 10 free things to do this March in Sydney.
On Sharks & Humanity
We’re all about protecting the oceans this month and luckily the Australian National Maritime Museum is heading up an art exhibition regarding shark protection. Curator Huang Du has collected work from some of the leading contemporary artists in China. Make sure to click here to get all the details.
When: Every Day, 9:30am-5pm
Where: Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
Gather around to see the incredibly talented artists coming straight out of high school. These pieces are direct from HSC students who were chosen out of the entire state. Go ahead and stroll along to view the future Matisse, Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt.
When: Every Day, 10am-5pm
Where: Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney
Brett Weir: Sonic Variations
We’re welcoming back the critically-acclaimed Aussie artist Brett Weir to present his first solo exhibition here in Sydney. Based in Zürich now, Weir works mainly with aluminium and copper. His pieces take great inspiration from his surrounding environment. We’ll be heading here straight away.
When: Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11am-5pm
Where: Michael Reid Contemporary Art Gallery, Surry Hills
Blue: Free Screening
This film is a definite eye-opener and if you’re keen for green make sure you head to the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre to check this free screening out. Studies say that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. We need to do our part, but start by getting informed. For more details, head here.
When: Wednesday 6 March, 7:30pm-10pm
Where: Juanita Nielsen Community Centre, Sydney
Run The World: International Women's Day Eve Party
In honour of International Women’s Day, our favourite Surry Hills joint is hitting us up with an epic all-female, all-night party. Expect a line-up of lady DJs playing your favourite feminist artists all night. And should you feel like a sneaky frosé, Soda Factory will be donating $1 to Fitted for Work, an organisation helping disadvantaged women get back on their feet.
When: Thursday 7 March, 5pm-2am
Where: The Soda Factory, Surry Hills
Bondi International Women's Day Awards
This weekend is all about the ladies and The Bucket List is going to be home to the second annual Bondi International Women’s Day Awards. All about celebrating the accomplishments of females in their fields or communities, this one’s a must-add on your to-do list.
When: Friday 8 March, 6-11:30pm
Where: The Bucket List, Bondi Beach
Get ready to say “I am so smart, S-M-R-T” because this month at the Hillside Hotel, these guys are holding a Simpsons trivia night, which we think you’ll definitely ace. Win a bunch of prizes and giveaways to be won all throughout the night. Think you’re a winner? Click here to see how you can book your team's spot.
When: Wednesday 13 March, 6:30-9:30pm
Where: Hillside Hotel, Castle Hill
Autumn Artisans Market
We know that with markets it’s better to spend money on the many food and artisan stalls, but honestly, we just love the vibe that comes with free entry. At the Glebe Artisan Markets, they’ve got live music and entertainment happening all day long, so just relax, grab a spot on the grass and eat that sandwich you brought from home.
When: Saturday 16 March, 10am-3pm
Where: Cnr of Bridge and Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
This Saturday at Rockdale, celebrate to Hindu festival of Holi. You know, those amazing colour-splashed photos that you see once a year from India? Well if you head down, you’ll be able to experience all the festival, including live music, games, Nepali food stalls and of course the colouring. Head here for more details.
When: Saturday 16 March, 1-9pm
Where: Bicentennial Park, Rockdale
St. Patrick's Day
To celebrate the booziest of holidays, The Rocks is going to be home to the biggest Irish pride parade in Sydney. With live music, food stalls and a licensed bar, we definitely won’t be bored on this holy day. The parade ends up in Dawes Point Reserve, so bring your partner for the gorgeous and romantic view to end a day of drinking.
When: Sunday 17 March, 12-6pm
Where: First Fleet Park, The Rocks
Looking to head outside of the city instead this month? Check out what's happening in regional NSW this March.
Image Credit: Mer Kalo | Art EXPRESS