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12° & CLEAR SKY ON SATURDAY 26 MAY IN SYDNEY
By Lauren Vadnjal
November 04, 2017
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    The Best Free Things to Do in Sydney This Month

    Zero dollar shenanigans await.
    By Lauren Vadnjal
    November 04, 2017
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      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The Art Gallery of WA's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

      • NOULA DIAMANTOPOULOS: AGAPE

        A new show exploring the oldest theme of time: love.

      • AT YOUR DOOR: THE DOORMEN OF NEW YORK CITY

        The Big Apple meets El Greco in this striking photo series by Australian photographer Alina Gozin'a.

      • LOST NEW YORK FILM SERIES

        The Art Gallery of NSW presents a free New York City film series.

      • WONDERWALLS 2017

        Painting the town red — and every other colour imaginable.

      • ELECTRONIC MUSIC CONFERENCE 2017

        Three days and nights of chats, masterclasses and gigs.

      • MAASIVE LATES: DIGITAL WORLDS

        Step into the future at the Powerhouse's after-dark adults-only nights.

      • THE LOFT MARKET

        An independent designers' market where many, if not all products are stunning pieces of art.

      • INDIGO SUMMER SESSION

        Sydney's boutique mindfulness studio is hosting a free gig on its rooftop.

      • SUNRISE YOGA

        The Primus Hotel's rooftop bar is hosting weekly morning yoga classes — for free.

      • PRECINCT 75 SUMMER DESIGN POP-UP

        Independent labels unite for a two-day design market at the St Peters creative precinct.

      • SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY

        The Lady Hampshire's new monthly 'ladies night' does away with the stereotypes and creates a safe, fun space for females at the pub.

      • HOMEGROUND FESTIVAL 2017

        Sydney's free annual outdoor celebration of First Nations music, dance and virtual reality.

      • YAYOI KUSAMA: LIFE IS THE HEART OF A RAINBOW

        Go dotty with more than 70 pieces from the Japanese artist's seven-decade career.

      • MCA LIGHTS ON LATER

        Get to know the MCA after hours.

      • VINO PARADISO 2017

        The free wine festival is back — and this time, it includes eating dinner in the sky.

      • SNOöSPHERE

        Roam, touch, see, smell and sit — including inside a silver curtain that smells like chocolate.

      • THE LAST RESORT AT OBSERVATORY HILL

        Sydney's highest point has just gained a free, immersive, temporary sound art installation.

      • SCULPTURE BY THE SEA 2017

        The seaside sculpture exhibition returns for its 21st year.

      • FREDA'S FREE SPRING/SUMMER FILM PROGRAM

        Catch classic flicks every Tuesday in Freda's underground gallery.

      • COLOUR FIELDS POP-UP BAR

        The MCA's summer pop-up bar is a rainbow-coloured sanctuary inspired by Pipilotti Rist.

      • PROJECT BANABA

        A show exploring Australia's imperial legacy in the Pacific.

      • SYDNEY VEGAN MARKET

        100 percent animal free.

      • NATIONAL ART SCHOOL GRADUATE EXHIBITION

        Catch the next generation of emerging artists.

      • RAE BEGLEY: AND THEN NOTHING TURNED ITSELF INSIDE OUT

        A exquisite exploration of Nepal's mountain landscape and its spiritual and environmental significance to its inhabitants.

      • MONTAGES: THE FULL CUT, 1999 – 2015

        17 year's worth of creativity from one of Australia's most successful artists

      • BARBARA MCGRADY: ALWAYS WILL BE

        A sincere insight into contemporary Indigenous Australian life.

      • SUNDAY JAZZ

        Chill out with a spot of Sunday afternoon jazz at The East Sydney Hotel.

      • TRAMSHEDS ARTISAN LANE SUNDAY MARKETS

        A new European-inspired Sunday food market.

      • MOYA'S FREE JAZZ NIGHT

        Spend your Sunday evening with $10 negronis and free jazz.

      • PAINT17

        Barbara Dowse curates a diverse group show exploring diverse approaches to contemporary painting.

      • RITUAL SPIRIT

        One of Sydney's most prolific galleries collates 20 artists from China and Taiwan for a brand new exhibition.

      • THE KERRIGAN POP-UP

        A temporary barbecue shack smoking up a storm by the harbour for the summer months.

      • PYRMONT GROWERS MARKET

        The monthly inner city produce market returns.

      • BLACKTOWN MARKETS

        Peruse vintage bric-a-brac while you snack on homemade dim sum in the Skyline Drive-In.

      • PADDY'S NIGHT FOOD MARKETS

        A weekly Saturday night food truck market in Sydney's west.

      • FISHER'S GHOST ART AWARD 2017

        The 55th year of a diverse art award.

      • CARL PLATE: HARD COLOUR, PARIS WORKS 1970–1971

        See the series by this influential Sydney modernist painter and collage artist that was, at the time, described as 'luxurious' and 'sumptuous'.

      • PASSION AND PROCESSION

        A vibrant new exhibition of contemporary art from the Philippines.

      • PRIMAVERA 2017

        Eight young Australian artists take centre stage at the MCA.

      • SCULPTURE IN THE VINEYARDS

        This arts and cultural festival brings together art, food and, of course, wine in the Hunter Valley.

      • EQ VILLAGE MARKETS

        Get your weekly shop from local growers and producers.

      • GRAFTON JACARANDA FESTIVAL

        Celebrating the town's hundreds of lilac-blossomed trees with art exhibitions, live music, markets and parades.

      • CONTEMPORARY ART 101 @ ARTEREAL

        For anyone who ever stood in a contemporary art gallery and thought "I just don't get it".

      • GLEBE MARKETS

        Glebe's weekly go-to for pre-loved fashion, vinyl records and freshly made limeade.

      • NOT NIWE, NOT NIEUW, NOT NEU

        A group show exploring botany, history, language and colonialism.

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