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20° & CLOUDY ON WEDNESDAY 21 FEBRUARY IN SYDNEY
By Concrete Playground
February 04, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Month Under $20

    You don't have to spend your salary to enjoy this city.
    By Concrete Playground
    February 04, 2018
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      • THE BLOB POP-UP

        There's a new ice creamery in town and it's dairy free, gluten free and vegan.

      • FREE TAIWANESE NOODLE SOUP DAY

        SooZee23 is giving out bowls of its signature beef noodle soup this Friday.

      • LUNAR LANTERNS

        Twelve giant lanterns are popping up around Sydney for CNY.

      • KENSINGTON STREET LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

        The laneway will fill with dogs, dancing and drinks for one afternoon.

      • MESSINA EATS CHINESE NEW YEAR EDITION

        Messina is collaborating with Wonderbao for a two-day pop-up of bao and mango pancakes.

      • FRAMESHIFT

        A free aerial and light performance taking place in the heart of the CBD.

      • SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY: LET THEM EAT CAKE

        The Lady Hampshire's monthly, stereotype-free 'ladies night' is back — with cake.

      • TOMATO FESTIVAL 2018

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

      • APOLOGY 10

        A free concert marking the National Apology's tenth anniversary.

      • GALENTINE'S DAY PARKS & RECREATION TRIVIA

        Answer questions over waffles and calzones.

      • SWEET COUNTRY STILLS EXHIBITION

        Four photographers capture the between-the-takes action of Warwick Thornton's stunning new feature.

      • GERWYN DAVIES: FUR

        A hyper-real show that's worth the hype.

      • ALL WE CAN'T SEE: ILLUSTRATING THE NAURU FILES

        Thirty-three artists interpret heartbreaking incident reports out of 2016's leaked files from one of Australia's offshore detention centres.

      • TRANSCENDENCE

        A group show that will get you thinking about identity in a new way.

      • CHINATOWN NIGHT MARKETS

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

      • CHINDIA

        A show embracing the innovative power of art to foster socio-cultural connections.

      • SARDINE FESTIVAL

        Serving up Portuguese-style sardinhas, Portuguese desserts and passionfruit mojitos on tap.

      • CULTURAL LANDSCAPES

        A new reading of one of the oldest subjects in the book.

      • CHINESE NEW YEAR NIGHT MARKET

        The Sydney Fish Market will stay open late selling yum cha, fortune cookies and good luck fish.

      • HOY PINOY'S SUMMER BARBECUE

        Spend the long nights downing Filipino street food, tropical desserts and rum coconuts.

      • POETRY NIGHT AT SAPPHO

        Sydney's biggest regular poetry night.

      • CRAB RACING AT FRIEND IN HAND HOTEL

        Cold beers and left-of-centre entertainment.

      • SUNSET20°NORTH

        A free celebration of food, culture, music and women happening at Barangaroo Reserve every weekend in Feb.

      • LEE KUN-YONG: EQUAL AREA

        See a selection of conceptual performance art from Korean artist alongside a congee breakfast tour of Haymarket.

      • GIN ON THE LAWN

        Spend a summer evening sipping cocktails in Chiswick's front garden.

      • KINGS CROSS WEEKEND MARKETS

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

      • ISAAC JULIEN: LOOKING FOR LANGSTON (1989/2017)

        Explore the works of British artist Isaac Julien, including his stunning film on African–American poet Langston Hughes.

      • PADDINGTON MARKETS

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

      • WHITE NIGHT 2018

        Melbourne's all-night arts festival features virtual dogs, drag queens singing from balconies and two installations from Burning Man.

      • KATHARINA GROSSE: THE HORSE TROTTED ANOTHER COUPLE OF METRES, THEN IT STOPPED

        The concrete multi-arts precinct will be transformed into an immersive landscape of colours and textures.

      • SOUNDS ON THE TERRACE

        The MCA and brewers Young Henrys will host monthly gigs at the gallery.

      • KITTYHAWK JAZZ NIGHTS

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

      • WARM TIES

        A searing critique of the violence, corruption, and bribery at the heart of the country's past

      • SYDNEY VEGAN MARKET

        100 percent animal free.

      • FREDA'S FREE SPRING/SUMMER FILM PROGRAM

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

      • TROPFEST 2018

        The world's biggest short film festival returns to Parramatta.

      • COLOUR FIELDS POP-UP BAR

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

      • CONTEMPORARY ART 101 @ ARTEREAL

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

      • YAYOI KUSAMA: LIFE IS THE HEART OF A RAINBOW

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

      • CROP SWAP SYDNEY

        Trade your homegrown fruit, veggies and herbs for the spoils of other local urban gardeners.

      • NGV TRIENNIAL

        The NGV's most ambitious summer blockbuster exhibition to date.

      • MOYA'S FREE JAZZ NIGHT

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

      • PADDY'S NIGHT FOOD MARKETS

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

      • 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.

      • GLEBE MARKETS

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

      • TRAMSHEDS ARTISAN LANE SUNDAY MARKETS

        A new European-inspired Sunday food market.

      • SAPORIUM MARKET DAY

        The Rosebery foodie precinct's new weekly market.

      • EQ VILLAGE MARKETS

        Get your weekly shop from local growers and producers.

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