Here is a free entertainment guide for the week ahead. We have handpicked some of the most interesting things to see and do. There are many spectacular art exhibitions, music performances, markets, comedy and film screenings. Have a peek and enjoy the best of free art and culture in your nearest city. This Saturday is Record Store Day in Australia, so we encourage you to get along to your local music venues and support local music and musicians worldwide.

MELBOURNE

Exhibition – John Wolseley Heartlands and Headwaters Exhibit
When: Tuesday 14 April – Sunday 16 August
Where: National Gallery of Victoria, Federation Square

John Wolseley NGV

Exhibition – ‘Inspiration by Design’
When: Tuesday 14 April – Sunday 14 June
Where: State Library of Victoria

Exhibition – The Kaleidoscopic Turn
When: Tuesday 14 April – Sunday 23 August
Where: Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Cnr Russell & Flinders Streets

Anne-Marie May NGV

Exhibition – Blueherring Pop-Up
When: Tuesday 14 April – Wednesday 30 September

Where: Street Trading Cylinder 44–86 Swanston Street

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Exhibition – Melbourne at Dusk Under the Clocks
When: Tuesday 14 April – Tuesday 21 April

Where: City Gallery, Melbourne Town Hall

Exhibition – Animal Adventure Animatronic Display
When: Tuesday 14 April – Sunday 19 April
Where: Watergardens Town Centre, 399 Melton Hwy Taylors Lakes

Exhibition – Vintage toys and childhood memories
When: Tuesday 14 April – Sunday 24 May
Where: Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Castella St, Lilydale

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Axegirl Residency
When: Tuesday 14 April

Where: Cherry Bar, ACDC Lane, CBD

Wine, Whiskey, Women Music Night featuring Cassie Ward and Georgia Spain
When: Wednesday 15 April
Where: Drunken Poet, West Melbourne

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Greville Records, Record Store Day Celebration featuring live music performances from Paul Kelly and St Jude
When: Saturday 18 April

Where: Greville Records, 152 Greville Street

Heartland Records, Record Store Day
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: Heartland Records, 420/422 Victoria Street, North Melbourne

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Lost and Found Markets Record Store Day: live music and more
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: 511 Lygon Street, East Brunswick

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When: Saturday 18 April
Where: Rathdowne Records, 230 High Street, Northcote

Obese Records, Record Store Day
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: 211 Commercial Rd South Yarra

The (Very) Big Laugh Out: View the daily schedule of acts here
When: Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 of April

Where: Federation Square and City Square

Bridge Road Film Festival – Screening: Top Gun
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: Richmond Town Hall, Bridge Road Richmond

Bridge Road Film Festival

The Great Macedon Grand Tour
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: Flag off from Aitken Street service road (eastern side), Gisborne, touring Mt Macedon and surrounds with a mid-morning pit stop at Riddells Creek Farmers Market.

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SYDNEY

Exhibition: Art Express at the Armory
When: Tuesday 14 April – Tuesday 28 April
Where: Sydney Olympic Park

Exhibition: Nomanslanding – A Darling Harbour Interactive Exhibition
When: Tuesday 14 April – Sunday 3 May

Where: Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour

Exhibition: Ian Brown Blue Mountains Photography
When: Tuesday 14 April – Monday 27 April
Where: The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah

Open Mic Night
When: Wednesday 15 April
Where: Townhall Hotel, Newtown

Mark n The Blues, Dr. Spaceman and Strangerous Collective
When: Thursday 16 April

Where: Bull & Bush Hotel, Baulkham Hills

Free Rap Album Launch with Defiant, Redback, Top Dawg, Losty, SQZ, Gabreal, Papa Tear, Jimmy The Gent, Fortay At Large ft. The Hed Ubd / Yung 3 Face and Jimmy The Junkie (Album Launch)
When: Friday 17 April

Where: Annandale Hotel

Owen Campbell
When: Friday 17 April
Where: Coogee Diggers

Mar Haze and Step-Panther
When: Friday 19 April
Where: The Hotel Steyne, Manly (Upstairs)

Eddie Boyd and the Phatapillars
When: Friday 17 April
Where: Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith

Darlinghurst Record Store Day Celebration
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: 255b Crown Street, Darlinghurst

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High-Tails and Smaal Cats
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: The Hotel Steyne, Manly (Upstairs)

Mercury Rise (formerly Devil’s Queen), Air Force Kid and MassiveWhen: Saturday 18 April
Where: Tattersalls Hotel, Penrith

Yeah Nah, The Black T-Shirts, Whippet and Front End Loader
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: Bull n Bush Hotel, Baulkham Hills

Free All Ages 11am Hardcore Pop Punk featuring Buried In Verona, Storm The Sky, Graves, Earth Caller, Brighter at Night, The World In Cinematic, The Weather Underground and Blacklist
When: Saturday 18 April

Where: St. Leonards Parks, North Sydney

Sunday Siestas
When: Sunday 19 April
Where: Tench Reserve, Penrith

Nativosoul
When: Sunday 19 April
Where: The Hotel Steyne, Manly (Upstairs)

BRISBANE

Exhibition: Michael Parekowhai – The Promised Lands
When: Tuesday 14 April – Sunday 21 June
Where: Queensland Gallery of Modern Art

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Free Fitness Classes at Southbank
When: Tuesday 14 April – Friday 1 May

Where: Little Stanley St Lawns, Soutbank

Free fitness classes, Southbank

Knockoff Happy Hour Comedy
When: Friday 17 April
Where: Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse

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Jet Black Cat Record Store Day: Live music from 2.30pm from Jim Lawrie, Mosman Alder and Blank Realm.  PLUS after party from 8pm to midnight spinnin’ some vinyl at The End.
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: 72a Vulture Street, West End

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Scavenger Snaps Scavenger Hunt
When: Saturday 18th April (1-4pm)
Where: 330 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill

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Jan Power’s Farmers Market
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: Powerhouse Plaza

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LiveSpark Music featuring  Marcus BlackeEdward Guglielmino & The Show
When: Sunday 19 April (3.30pm)

Where: Turbine Platform, Brisbane Powerhouse

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ADELAIDE

Exhibition: SACE Art Show – Top 150 Artworks from Year 12 students of 2014
When: Tuesday 14 April – Wednesday 29 April
Where: Light Square Gallery

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Exhibition: Postcards from the Edge of the City
When: Tuesday 14 April – Sunday 26 April
Where: Museum of Economic Botany – Adelaide Botanic Gardens

Vintage postcards

Exhibition: Art by Prisoners
When: Wednesday through to Sunday from Wednesday 14 April –
Where: Adelaide Festival Centre Gallery

Serenity, painting, acrylic, prison art

Seaview Studio at the Festival Fleurieu
When: Tuesday 14 April – Sunday 19 April
Where: The Seaview Studio, 22 Hastings Street Corner Seaview Cresent, Normanville Heights

Seaview Studio at the Festival Fleurieu

Exhibition: The Black Rose Contemporary Art Exhibition
When: Tuesday 14 April – Sunday 10 May

Where: Art gallery of South Australia, North Terrace

Trent Parke, Australia, born 1971 , Cockatoo backyard, Newcastle 2011 © Trent Parke/Magnum Photos

El Pablo and Miss Roy
When: Wednesday 15 April
Where: The Hotel Metropolitan

Clarity Records 24 Hour Record Store Day Celebration
When: Saturday 18- Sunday 19 April

Where: Clarity Records, 60 Pulteney Street

Streetlight Record Store Day Party
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: Shop 2/15 Vaughan Place

The Newsletters, Post War and The Yabbies
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: The Hotel Metropolitan

DJ Patch Lockwood from 4pm
When: Sunday 19 April
Where: The Hotel Metropolitan

Semaphore Record Fair
When: Sunday 19 April
Where: St Bede’s Hall, 200 Military Road, Semaphore

PERTH

KickstART Festival 2015
When: Tuesday 14 April – Friday 17 April
Where: Various venues in Perth & Northbridge. Visit the KickstART website for further details

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78 Records, Record Store Day: Music, discounts and general fun!
When: Saturday 18 Apil
Where: Upstairs, 255 Murray Street Mall

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Free Flicks: Screening Fantastic Mr Fox
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: Northbridge Piazza, corner of James and Lake Street

Eden Beach Farmers Market
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: Eden Beach Estate, Reflection Blvd, Jindalee

The Boutique Art Market
When: Sunday 19 April
Where: Bay View Terrace, Claremont

HOBART, TASMANIA

Tommy Gun Record Store Day
When: Saturday 18 April
Where: Tommy Gun Records, 127 Elizabeth Street

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Red Bull Sound Select Art Print