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Things to do across Australia this April

The days are getting shorter, but that doesn't mean there's any lack of things to fill them with this month. You might already feel like you're recovering from the Easter long weekend-come-early, or perhaps you're feeling well-rested after some well-deserved time off. Whatever the case, we've got you covered with a state-by-state guide to all the cool, fun, entertaining and interesting events happening this month across the country.

 

NSW

Revolutionising the dating experience, Cupid's Club are hosting their third event on 19 April at Harry's in Surry Hills. If you're tired of the monotony of dating apps and the awkwardness of speed dating, their events offer a refreshing alternative for singles looking to meet like-minded individuals in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Newcastle folks are invited to enjoy a gourmet weekend at Crystalbrook Kingsley as part of their 'Foodie Sleepover' package, which includes an array of cocktails and sparkling wines on arrival, and your selection of experiences like the Amalfi Long Lunch at Romberg’s rooftop bar, indulgent High Tea at Ms Mary, or a seven-course degustation at Roundhouse.

Spirit lovers can rally around this interactive open day hosted by Archie Rose Distillery Co. on 25 April. For one day, the process behind producing award-winning spirits will be made public knowledge to all - with the chance to take home any of the liquid gold with $10 knocked off.

The opera is back: and this time it's starring Carmen. A ballet of desire and intrigue, the performance opens on 10 April til 27 April at Joan Sutherland Theatre.

New Balance 'Kick Run' meetups have commenced, and your city is on the list. Over the next eight weeks, check out how to register for your free group session here. 

Find your joie de vivre at Sydney's annual Bastille Festival at The Rocks, which will run from this week until July offering as much food, wine and cheese as your heart desires.

Impressed is opening their first record hub for Record Store Day on 20 April. Tickets for their limited listening party with performance from Babitha bookable here.

Ready to flex your funny bone? This year's Sydney Comedy Festival returns with new segments from Kaz Cooke, Reuben Solo and more from 22 April to 19 May.

 

VIC

Archibald Prize-winner Julia Gutman is showing her first Melbourne solo show at Sullivan + Strumpf's Collingwood gallery this month. 'Everyone You Are Looking at is Also You' will be open to the public through til 27 April.

New Balance 'Kick Run' meetups have commenced, and your city is on the list. Over the next eight weeks, check out how to register for your free group session here. 

Dipytique is collaborating with Café Verlet – the oldest purveyor of coffees in Paris and the capital’s first roastery to celebrate the happy meeting of two quintessentially Parisian imaginations. Tables run at  MECCA from 12 April to 19 April. 

 

ACT

Canberra Theatre Centre will be showing DARKFIELD: SÉANCE until 14 April, an intense sonic performance that explores the psychology of suggestibility in complete darkness.

 

SA

AGSA is still showing the 18th Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Inner Sanctum this month, which offers a snapshot of the contemporary art landscape featuring works by the likes of Jazz Money, Clara Adolphs, James Barth, Christopher Bassi and more.

Grammy-award winning James Taylor is playing at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on 19 April.

New Balance 'Kick Run' meetups have commenced, and your city is on the list. Over the next eight weeks, check out how to register for your free group session here. 

 

 

WA

Kita Alexander kicks of the tour of her debut album, Young in Love, in Perth on Friday 12 April at the Rosemount Hotel.

James Cameron's 'Challenging the Deep' exhibition continues at the WA Maritime Museum, a major immersive exhibition that traces the filmmaker's achievements in deep ocean science, and record-breaking submersible dives.

NT Dance Company BlakDance is premiering two First Nations works combining storytelling and Australian history at the State Theatre Centre in Perth. The Other Side of Me will kick off on the 30 April. To book tickets, click here.

 

NT

Parrtjima, the country's only authentic Aboriginal light festival of it’s kind, is on from 12 – 21 April, showcasing the oldest continuous culture on earth through the newest technology – all on the 300-million-year-old natural canvas of the MacDonnell Ranges in Central Australia.

 

QLD

Echo & Bounce are hosting the latest iteration of Tempo Comodo on 14 April: a night dedicated to the slower realms of dance music curated by DJ Phil Smart. The open-air dance event is free entry and features a lineup of local Brisbane DJs.

Brisbane Record Fair is happening again on 13 April at Coorparoo Square. Enjoy free on-site parking, hot coffee and breakfast options, and channel your inner crate shark.

Catch Psychedelic Porn Crumpets on 11 April at Mo's Desert House in the Gold Coast.

New Balance 'Kick Run' meetups have commenced, and your city is on the list. Over the next eight weeks, check out how to register for your free group session here. 

TAS

For a femme touch of the macabre, head to Ladies Cottage Tours for an undocumented unveiling of a former women-only asylum. The tours run from 13 - 27 April with three showings under Tassie Autumn Festival.

 

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