11 things to do in Sydney this March 2019

It’s the beginning of Autumn, the weather is starting to cool to a near perfect temperature and the nights are getting chillier – it’s almost time to put the doona back on. If you’re stuck for things to do this month, we’ve put together a list of 11 fun things to do in Sydney this March.


  1. Introduction to calligraphy at The Grounds in Alexandria
    If you’ve ever wanted to add some curves to your writing and sign of greetings cards like a pro, then this may be the course for you. It’s a masterclass with Alena from Moonlight Creation where she’ll teach you the key skills you need with hand lettering. The course suits all skill levels whether you’re just finessing or starting from scratch.


When: Weds 20 March and 28th May 6-8.30pm

Where: The Grounds, Alexandria

How much? $80 pp


  1. Do you even cup bro? Colombian coffee cupping challenge
    Test your sensory skills by picking the odd cup of coffee out of three, in a night of Colombian coffee tasting. The event includes nibbles, wine and beer on arrival, a producer presentation from The Grounds suppliers, networking and coffee/canape matching.


When: 27 March 6-8.30pm

Where: The Grounds Alexandria

How much: $5 donation to Café Smart



  1. Michael McIntyre’s Big World Tour
    He’s Britain’s biggest comedian and he’s on his global tour. Whether you see him in Sydney or treat yourself to a weekend away at another destination, you’re sure to be laughing until your sides hurt.


When: Sydney Sun 24 March

Where: Qudos Bank Arena

How much?: From $109.90



  1. West Side Story on Sydney Harbour
    Opera Australia is stepping away from the traditional operatic repertoire with this outdoor musical production, West Side Story. Directed by American director Francesca Zambello with a set designed by Australian set designer Brian Thomson – the dream team behind Hand Opera on Sydney Harbour.


When: March 22-April 21

Where: Sydney Harbour, Mrs Macquarie Point

How much?:  From $123


  1. The Choir of Man
    Imagine the greatest pub gig you’ve ever been to, multiply it by ten, and you’ll still be nowhere near the fun that The Choir of Manexudes throughout. Performing pub tunes, folk, rock, choral, opera and Broadway numbers, the cast showcases world-class tap dancers, acrobats, singers, instrumentalists, and poets.

    When: 20 March-7 April

Where: Sydney Opera House
How much? From $49 plus $8.50 booking fee

  1. The Sydney Skinny
    The ultimate skinny-dip to support The Charlie Teo Foundation, funding brain cancer research. Swim from a beautiful secluded beach at Middle Harbour and choose between a 300m and 900m course.


When: 17th March

Where: Cobblers Beach, Middle Head, Sydney Harbour National Park

How much? $45 plus donations


  1. Every Brilliant Thing

A unique and beautiful play for a solo actor, who tells her story with the help of people from the audience. They’ve rebuilt the Upstairs Theatre to bring the audience into a circle around the stage and at the centre is Kate Mulvany.


When: 8-31 March

Where: Upstairs Theatre, Surry Hills

How much: Between $30 and $80


  1. Manly Inflatable Boat Race 2019
    Watch as Shelly Beach is taken over by inflatable swans and blow up thongs for this annual floaty ocean race. Competitors have to balance laughing with captaining their blow-up vessels for the one-kilometre sprint from the sand, whilst spectators laugh and cheer them on.


When: 17 March

Where: Shelley Brach, Manly

How much: Adult $55, High school student $30

  1. Paramount Harvest Lunch
    Celebrate the Autumnal harvest and enjoy a long, feasting style lunch of freshly-picked seasonal produce from The Locals Market.


When: Every Sunday in March 11.45am-1.45pm or 2pm-4pm

Where: Paramount Recreation Club, Surry Hills

How much: $55 per person plus corkage


  1. Wildlife photographer of the year

See the world through a new lens as you soak in the award-winning images from the natural world. On loan from the National History Museum in London, these 100 extraordinary images celebrate the diversity of nature, from intimate animal portraits to astonishing wild landscapes.


  1. YogaPlay
    A yoga class with a difference, you’ll be going through your poses as former Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Symphony Orchestra violinist, Maddy Boud plays original compositions and a mix of 15th century Spanish folk and contemporary Japanese minimalist music.


When: 17-23 March

Where: Multiple venues

How much?: From $45