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19° & RAINY ON WEDNESDAY 20 FEBRUARY IN SYDNEY
By Lauren Vadnjal
February 02, 2019
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    The Best Free Things to Do in Sydney This Month

    Zero dollar shenanigans await.
    By Lauren Vadnjal
    February 02, 2019
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      • YOGA ON THE PIER

        Get bendy by the harbour for free every Wednesday night.

      • MARDI GRAS FESTIVAL CLUB

        Keep the Mardi Gras celebrations going all night with DJs, drag and burlesque.

      • QUEER ART AFTER HOURS 2019

        Celebrate Mardi Gras with a night of queer art, music and drinks at the Art Gallery of NSW.

      • MARDI GRAS FAIR DAY 2019

        It's not Mardi Gras without it.

      • MOZZARELLA MAKING DEMONSTRATION

        Learn to make burrata, bocconcini, nodini and stracciatella while eating great pizza.

      • SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS 2019

        As well as the parade, this year's fearless program features pool parties, balls, colourful after-dark art and moving choral performances.

      • TANQUERAY TERRACE

        A lush rooftop oasis in the CBD slinging G&Ts for a tenner.

      • HALO TOP X GRUMPY DONUTS GIVEAWAY

        Snag one of 500 free doughnuts stuffed with Halo Top's new peaches and cream or choc-chip cookie ice cream.

      • NEON GODS

        A free film series celebrating the trailblazing directors of contemporary Chinese cinema.

      • LUNAR NEW YEAR 2019 AT THE ART GALLERY OF NSW

        Ain't no party like an artsy Lunar New Year party.

      • XIAO LU: IMPOSSIBLE DIALOGUE

        Catch performance art from this contemporary Chinese artist — and then have congee for breakfast in Haymarket.

      • LUNAR NEW YEAR AT DARLING SQUARE

        Celebrate the Year of the Pig with all-you-can-eat feasts, glowing zodiac lanterns and mahjong competitions at Steam Mill Lane.

      • THE ROCKS LUNAR MARKETS

        Celebrate Chinese New Year with steamed buns and pig-shaped fairy floss on the cobbled streets of The Rocks.

      • LUNAR NEW YEAR NIGHT MARKET 2019

        The after-dark celebrations return to the Sydney Fish Markets with lanterns and a light show.

      • LUNAR LANTERNS 2019

        Thirteen vibrant lanterns return to Circular Quay for CNY.

      • WHITELEY ART BUS

        Hit all of these artsy hot spots in one afternoon — all aboard.

      • CELEBRITY TALK: WENDY WHITELEY

        Meet one of the most well-known muses in Australian art history.

      • SUNDOWN SUNDAY SESSIONS

        Straight from the sand, into the jazz.

      • APEROL SUNSET SESSIONS

        Summer's not quite over yet — and these spots have affordable Aperol spritzes to prove it.

      • PRIMAVERA 2018

        Eight young Australian artists take centre stage at the MCA.

      • IAN THORPE AQUATIC CENTRE OPEN DAY

        Try out the pools, fitness classes and giant inflatables at this Ultimo aquatic centre — for free.

      • 'MARY POPPINS RETURNS' AT THE GROUNDS

        Wander through cherry blossoms, London lamps and kites at The Grounds of Alexandria.

      • LUNAR NEW YEAR AT THE GALERIES

        Welcome the Year of the Pig with art, dancing and a six-course roaming feast.

      • YULLI'S BREWERY MARKETS

        A market with live tunes and brews at Alexandria's new all-vegan brewery.

      • CHINA: MOMENTS IN TIME

        An extensive photographic exhibition capturing life in China.

      • BORROWED SCENERY

        Campbelltown Arts Centre's first all-female exhibition.

      • TOMATO FESTIVAL 2019

        A two-day festival dedicated to the best tomatoes in town.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • NICK CAVE: UNTIL

        The largest solo presentation for Carriageworks to date features five tonnes of crystals, beads and found objects suspended in the air.

      • FRIDA KAHLO: HER PHOTOS

        More than 257 photos from the famed Mexican artist's personal collection head to Bendigo.

      • PLANTS WITH BITE

        The Royal Botanic Garden's killer new exhibition features 25,000 carnivorous plants.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

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