Top Things to do in Sydney in March

Barbies in wagyu skirts, Belfast DJs and Aboriginal meditation classes.

The first month of Autumn is upon us and, in Sydney, that means sunny with a chance of crisp air, and a calendar of events that keeps on keeping on. From Barbie dolls dressed in wagyu beef to Belfast DJs and Aboriginal meditation classes, we look at four things to do in March that are a little bit different. It’s always nice to try something new!

Weave

Weave is a month-long celebration of Aboriginal and Pacific cultures that is currently happening. The public is encouraged to join respected elders, artists and community groups to celebrate Indigenous art, dance, storytelling and song through a variety of performances, exhibitions, talks, workshops and experiences.

Tip: Winhangadhurinya (March 10 & 11)

Winhangadhurinya is a Wiradjuri word meaning meditation, deep listening, knowing and reflecting. This unique spiritual experience is your chance to take part in an Aboriginal meditation ceremony lead by Indigenous guides.

Where: Australian Museum

When: Various dates and events until 31 March

Spice World

Haymarket is home to many adventurous eateries but, before now, places with meat-wearing figurines wasn’t one of them. Thanks to Spice World, Australia’s newest, largest and quirkiest Chinese hotpot spot owned by Nic Liu, of Din Tai Fung fame, this is now a reality.

Tip: Just go there

Say g’day to the robot waiters as you enter, drink some Tsing Tao (pronounced Ching Dow), order the Barbie doll dressed in wagyu beef and a melting Hello Kitty soup, and slurp some hotpot with some close friends.

Where: 405 Sussex Street, Haymarket

Art Month

Discover Sydney’s galleries and art splattered streets as Art Month brings a host of exhibitions, openings, shows, tours, talks and parties to our fair city. From art auctions to street art walking tours and exhibits dedicated purely to pooches, the March-long, citywide bomb-ART-ment really is one of those “has something for everyone” kind of events.

Tip: East Sydney Precinct Night (March 15)

Part of the Art at Night segment of the festival, the East Sydney Precinct Night has has lined up an epic after party after wandering through the following galleries: ARO, artgarages, Artspace, Australian Design Centre, Chalk Horse, COMA, Firstdraft, Froghollow Studios, STACKS Projects, Stanley Street Gallery, The Edge Project, The Flying Nun by Brand X and Watters Gallery.

Days Like This

A festival for those into ‘good’ electronic music, Days Like This aims to bring together the world’s best in house, techno and electronica in Victoria Park this Saturday. You won’t find your Swedish House Mafias, Skrillexs or Aviciis here, but more the likes of Sonja Moonear, Marcel Dettman, Seth Troxler, and German party lord, Sven Vath.

Tip: Go and see Bicep.

The Belfast duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson have been touring their live show since last year and by all accounts it’s bang-on. Listen to their self-titled 2017 release for a taste if you haven’t already – it’s cover-to-cover brilliance.

When: March 10

Where: Victoria Park, Parramatta Rd, Broadway

words by niall roeder

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