Status Anxiety by Pedro Fins.

Status Anxiety by Pedro Fins.

TODAY

Going out

Swan over to the Sydney Cricket Ground for all the colour and excitement of a major AFL match today. The Sydney Swans are up against North Melbourne and whether it's for the football, the sheer pleasure of a beer and a cup of hot chips, or simply to see lots of men in tight shorts, it's a great day out. The gates open at 11.30am and the match starts at 3.15pm. SCG, Driver Avenue, Moore Park. See sydneyswans.com.au or ticketek.com.au.

The Woohoo Revue.

The Woohoo Revue.

A gathering place for folk musicians, bush poets, traditional dancers and buskers, the St Albans Folk Festival, which continues today, provides a great home to artists and audiences who enjoy an event with a grassroots feel. Make the day trip to see the range of performers on the final day of the event, which has a focus on organic creativity. Held on the banks of the McDonald River, St Albans, 20 kilometres from Wisemans Ferry. See stalbansfolkfestival.com .au or phone (02) 4341 4060.

Staying in

He's earned his stripes in a duo, now Jack White has a solo album. Everybody's raving about Blunderbuss - it's available now.

 Bob Brown.

Bob Brown. Photo: Andrew Sheargold

MONDAY April 23

Going out

The wonderful thing about the Sydney Symphony is that it revisits some of the most exquisite classics, with such finesse, that it's easy to be transported into the delicate, rousing world of Tchaikovsky with just one visit to the Opera House. Tonight, the symphony will perform Tchaikovsky at the Ballet from 7pm. Tickets from $35 to $119. See sydneysymphony.com or sydneyoperahouse.com.

Staying in

Senator Bob Brown, below, will be the star guest on Q&A tonight, which is surely must-see viewing given his retirement announcement. Expect Bob to let rip (in his own gentle way) as he's on the way out of Parliament. ABC1, 9.35pm.

TUESDAY April 24

Going out

Polish up your one-liners, try out some favourite gags or at least prepare your funny bone for some serious tickling. OK, so we're rolling in every comedy cliche possible, but it's not our job to deliver new and edgy material - that's up to the comedians lining up to entertain Sydneysiders as part of the Sydney Comedy Festival, which opens with a gala at the Opera House tonight. A range of performances are scheduled from tomorrow. Comedians include Daniel Kitson, Jason Byrne, DeAnne Smith and sentimental favourite Jimeoin.

Staying in

No, no, sorry, this time around there is absolutely no excuse to stay in when there is such a big comedy event happening around town, all week. Make an effort, try something new - the Sydney Comedy Festival is a really, really great way to have a laugh. See sydneycomedyfest.com.au.

WEDNESDAY April 25

Going out

Anzac Day. Two-up circles - large and small - will crop up in pubs across Sydney today. Try to turn $5 into $10, then into $20, and so on. Then lose it all in one go. Marvel at the drunk people brandishing $50 notes as if they have fivers. Or try two-up, above, yourself and make a small fortune. Whichever way you do it, make sure it's in honour of the Diggers.

Staying in

Reflect on the serious and sombre nature of Anzac Day, in remembrance of fallen servicemen and women. Anzac Day coverage starts on ABC1 from 9am and finishes at 6pm.

THURSDAY April 26

Going out

A touch of Paris, oui, oui, oui. After performing at European events including the Paris Burlesque Festival, local cabaret duo Jazmin and Monsieur P will appear at The Basement tonight with their show, Parisian Rendez Vous. But don't expect just to see them on-stage, they have a range of guest artists appearing as well, including Shay Stafford (who was a Moulin Rouge performer) and flautist Jane Rutter. 7.30pm dinner for 9.15pm show. The Basement, 7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay. Tickets $30 at the door. 9251 2797.

Staying in

A contained but riveting performance from Geoffrey Rush. Not to mention his co-stars Judy Davis and Charlotte Rampling. Fred Schepisi's The Eye of the Storm is released on DVD this week, so be sure to watch this drama.

FRIDAY April 27

Going out

When you're best known as a colourful gypsy band with a love for quirky costumes, life surely is never going to get boring. And nor is the performance from the Woohoo Revue, right, with their music widely praised at WOMADelaide last year. They perform tonight at The Vanguard in Newtown. There is another performance at The Brass Monkey in Cronulla on Wednesday. $23.80-$58.80. See thevanguard.com.au or (02) 9557 9409.

Always spontaneous, often cheeky and fun and a great way to enjoy a late night on the town. Check out some late-night improvisation theatre at the Yalumba Wine Bar at Enmore Theatre. Hosted by Rebecca de Unamuno, the Impro Late Show is also expected to include some surprise appearances from comedians floating about town for the comedy fesival. From 10.15pm. 118-132 Enmore Road, Enmore. enmoretheatre.com.au or 9550 3666.

Staying in

With their ethereal tones and relaxing, beautiful vocals, the performers from Celtic Woman have struck a chord with audiences around the world. They release a new live concert DVD, Believe, today, so feel free to immerse yourself in Celtic chill-out music. Out now, through EMI.

SATURDAY April 28

Going out

There are some unmissable characters in life and Dick Hughes is one of them. The renowned jazz musician teams up with his powerhouse daughter Christa Hughes for a performance of 21st Century Blues at the Riverside Theatre in Parramatta, from 7.30pm. $28-$40. Corner Church and Market Streets, Parramatta. Phone (02) 8839 3398 or riversideparramatta.com.au.

Staying in

Imagine the number of fingers poised over the ''buy'' button online this morning. Girls, you'll need to be very, very quick. One Direction tickets go on sale at 10am for the band's return tour to Australia in September next year. See ticketek.com.au.

SUNDAY April 29

Going out

You might as well start dancing now - superstar DJ and producer David Guetta is in the room. Well, in the city, anyway. He is the headline act at Creamfields today. The music festival is being held at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park today. See creamfields.com.au.

Expect an excess of fashionistas at The Rocks Markets today because of a special winter fashion weekend, with stallholders showing off an array of cutting-edge designs. There will be runway shows at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Corner of George and Argyle Streets, The Rocks.

Staying in

Seal was called ''Yoda'' on a Twitter feed the other day. We wouldn't go that far, but the force is definitely with The Voice at the moment. Check it out tonight at 6.30pm on Channel Nine.

HOT

SPOT

A Cambodian trip turns into a nightmare when a member of an all-Australian group goes missing. Wish You Were Here with Joel Edgerton and Teresa Palmer, below, is a new movie worth checking out because of the top Aussie cast. It's in cinemas from Wednesday.

VERBATIM

''Art is just short for Arthur.''

Keith Richards