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23° & RAINY ON THURSDAY 21 MARCH IN SYDNEY
By Lauren Vadnjal
March 02, 2019
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    The Best Free Things to Do in Sydney This Month

    Zero dollar shenanigans await.
    By Lauren Vadnjal
    March 02, 2019
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      • GROOM FEST

        An after-work wedding fair for grooms is coming to town.

      • INNER WEST NIGHT MARKET

        An easy-going market packed with food, drinks and produce in the heart of the inner west.

      • IKEA SÖMN (SLEEP) STUDIO

        A pop-up sleep studio, cafe and bed and breakfast (for one lucky winner) right on Bondi Beach.

      • LORD OF THE FRIES NEWTOWN OPENING

        The vegan fast food chain is celebrating its inner west opening with free burgers and fries.

      • PICNIC ON THE PLATFORM

        A free afternoon of live music atop a lush waterside rooftop in North Sydney.

      • FREE TREE GIVEAWAY 2019

        The City of Sydney is giving away 1000 types, from lemon trees right through to 15-metre-tall jacarandas.

      • PARRAMASALA 2019

        Get a hefty dose of Sydney's range of cultures at this three-day free festival.

      • CARTOGRAPHICA: SYDNEY ON THE MAP

        Explore the beautiful historical maps of Sydney.

      • FREE DUMPLINGS AT NEW SHANGHAI

        Try the Pitt Street spot's mini pork and prawn wontons — or two types of dumpling.

      • ART AT NIGHT: EAST SYDNEY

        Spend time exploring Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo and Potts Point's galleries after dark.

      • LIVERPOOL ON A ROLL

        A new food festival slinging soft shell crab bao, Thai-style ice cream rolls and pork belly eggs benedict.

      • ART AT NIGHT: CHIPPENDALE AND REDFERN

        Explore quirky art spaces and boogie to 'weird pop' on this after-dark gallery tour.

      • ALLIE WEBB: A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT

        This bold new print exhibition embraces foodie culture from a different angle.

      • JANET LAURENCE: AFTER NATURE

        In the first major survey of the Sydney artist's work, the MCA explores the link between all living creatures in an installation that's equal parts science lab and art exhibition.

      • ART AT NIGHT: PADDINGTON AND WOOLLAHRA

        Go gallery-hopping after dark and attend a free party at the National Art School.

      • THE NATIONAL 2019: NEW AUSTRALIAN ART

        This major three-gallery exhibition will feature work from 65 contemporary artists across the AGNSW, the MCA and Carriageworks.

      • MEZCAL MINI-FEST 2019

        An afternoon dedicated to mezcal and Mexican food.

      • AFRICULTURES 2019

        Sydney's huge African festival is back for its 11th year of food, markets and music, with 40 nations represented.

      • THE KRYSTYNA CAMPBELL-PRETTY FASHION GIFT

        Featuring over 150 haute couture pieces from some of the world's most iconic fashion houses.

      • CHINESE FILM WEEK

        Catch the latest hits from Chinese cinema without spending a dime.

      • MARDI GRAS COSTUME MARKET

        Get ready for the parade with glitter and braid bars, bedazzling workshops and colourful threads aplenty.

      • BROOKLYN NINE-NINE TRIVIA

        Show your love for the Nine-Nine crew at this northern Sydney trivia night.

      • YOGA ON THE PIER

        Get bendy by the harbour for free every Wednesday night.

      • MARDI GRAS PARADE AND PARTY 2019

        Australia's biggest LGBTQI+ celebration takes over Sydney on the first Saturday of March.

      • SYDNEY DESIGN FESTIVAL 2019

        A massive 138 talks, exhibitions and immersive installations will take over the city this March.

      • VEGAN DAY OUT 2019

        Take a vegan walking tour of Glebe (and scout out some free samples) at this two-day event.

      • 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.

      • SECOND SIGHT: WITCHCRAFT, RITUAL, POWER

        This magical exhibition explores different perspectives on sorcery and witchcraft.

      • NEON GODS

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

      • XIAO LU: IMPOSSIBLE DIALOGUE

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

      • SYDNEY VEGAN MARKET

        A market where all the food and wares are 100 percent animal product-free.

      • YULLI'S BREWERY MARKETS

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

      • BORROWED SCENERY

        Campbelltown Arts Centre's first all-female exhibition.

      • HOT BLOOD

        An unapologetically bold exhibition about everything from sexual desire and bodily frailty to psychedelia and spiritual ecstasy.

      • 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.

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