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9° & CLEAR SKY ON WEDNESDAY 22 AUGUST IN SYDNEY
By Lauren Vadnjal
August 08, 2018
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    The Best Free Things to Do in Sydney This Month

    Zero dollar shenanigans await.
    By Lauren Vadnjal
    August 08, 2018
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      • THREE BLUE DUCKS BAR LAUNCH

        Free beer, wine and barbecue to celebrate Three Blue Ducks' snazzed up bar.

      • UNWRAPPED AUGUST

        The Opera House's series of rarely seen, critically acclaimed Australian performances returns for round two.

      • ANTONY YOUSSEF: ORGANISM

        This interactive art piece combines art and nature in the University of Sydney's Courtyard Cafe.

      • FERRAGOSTO 2018

        Sydney's Italian street festival returns.

      • GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET

        A Christmas market filled with glühwein, bratwurst and fake snow on the northern beaches.

      • NUDEFISH POKé PARTY

        Serving up the first 100 bowls for free, and slinging $5 poké afterwards.

      • STARBURST: ICONS OF CHINESE CINEMA

        This free film series at the AGNSW celebrates the work of four trailblazing Chinese actresses.

      • SYDNEY SCIENCE FESTIVAL 2018

        Celebrate the weird and wonderful world of science with two weeks of talks, exhibitions and hands-on workshops.

      • SPACEMAKERS AND ROOMSHAKERS

        The AGNSW revives some of its favourite large-scale works, including aromatic towers and rooms filled with thousands of balls.

      • MUMM CHAMPAGNE PRESENTS RED SASH SETS 2018

        Drink Champagne into the night as you dance off a day on the slopes.

      • DANEHA

        A multi-faceted artistic program exploring the Afghan and Persian migrant experience.

      • SYMPOSIUM

        A new free underground arts and music night taking place every Sunday.

      • FREE COFFEE FRIDAYS

        Three Blue Ducks is giving out free coffees to anyone who brings in their reusable coffee cup on the last Friday of every month.

      • 7 WEEKS OF KEVIN

        Celebrate The Grounds of Alexandria's resident pig and his accomplishments.

      • SUN XUN

        One of China's emerging artists heads to the MCA for a short residency with a 40-metre-long artwork in tow.

      • 40 YEARS OF LOVE

        A flamboyant inflatable art installation to celebrate the anniversary of Mardi Gras.

      • DANIEL BUREN: LIKE CHILD'S PLAY

        Let your inner child run free at Carriageworks' new geometric art exhibition.

      • TRAMSHEDS GROWERS MARKETS

        A new Sunday market packed with local produce and masterclasses.

      • ANIME ARCHITECTURE

        Explore the process behind transforming hand-drawn cityscapes into big-screen backdrops in your favourite Japanese anime films.

      • EAT YOUR HEART OUT LIVERPOOL 2018

        Western Sydney's festival of food, music and art will take over the streets of Liverpool for a second year.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

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

      • THREDBO TOP 2 BOTTOM

        On your marks, get set, ski.

      • CORONA SUNSETS PRESENTS POOLSIDE APRES

        Watch the sun set over the Snowy Mountains with an icy cold beer in hand.

      • FREE WEEKLY PILATES

        The Potts Point classes are happening every Wednesday for the rest of the year.

      • CHINATOWN NIGHT MARKETS

        Browse stalls of knickknacks, eat till your heart's content, then check out the illuminated street art.

      • POETRY NIGHT AT SAPPHO

        Sydney's biggest regular poetry night.

      • CRAB RACING AT FRIEND IN HAND HOTEL

        Cold beers and left-of-centre entertainment.

      • KINGS CROSS WEEKEND MARKETS

        A weekend morning cornucopia of organic veggies, fruit, cheese and international dishes, plus fashion, homewares, books and more.

      • PADDINGTON MARKETS

        Find original wares by local designers and makers, international food stalls and live music.

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

        The Spanish artist's 1930s etchings come to the National Gallery of Australia.

      • MCA LIGHTS ON LATER

        Get to know the MCA after hours.

      • KITTYHAWK JAZZ NIGHTS

        Party like it's 1944 at the CBD bar's live jazz sessions every Thursday and Saturday.

      • SYDNEY VEGAN MARKET

        100 percent animal free.

      • SUNDAY JAZZ

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

      • BLACKTOWN MARKETS

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

      • EQ VILLAGE MARKETS

        Get your weekly shop from local growers and producers.

      • 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.

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