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Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for June

Hit the ice at this beachside rink, check out a huge new citywide festival and eat all the wings.
By Concrete Playground
May 29, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Travel & Leisure

    Free Tree Giveaway 2021 — June to October

    The NSW Government is giving away more than 25,000 free trees to households in Greater Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fast and Furious 9

    With more emphasis on its soapy storyline than its spectacular stunts, the latest instalment in the high-octane franchise feels like it's on auto-pilot.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Valerie Taylor: Playing with Sharks

    This powerful documentary explores the life and underwater exploits of an Australian diving, oceanography and marine conservation icon.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hyde Park Barracks After Dark

    This late-night event series is transforming Hyde Park Barracks with art and music once a month.

  • Food & Drink

    Cafe Freda's Pop-Up: Racha's Syrian Kitchen and Welcome Merchant

    Cafe Freda's next Sundy pop-up is raising money for refugee and asylum seeker entrepreneurs.

  • Food & Drink

    Rocker Truffle Nights

    Head to Rocker this winter for a monthly five-course truffle dinner.

  • Food & Drink

    Chaco Labo by Gogyo x Chaco Ramen

    Two of Sydney's best ramen makers are coming together for one night only.

  • Food & Drink

    Once Upon a Time: Chapter Three

    Visit Nel for a 11-course Disney-themed degustation featuring meals inspired by 'Monsters Inc', 'Winnie the Pooh' and 'The Lion King'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Songwriters @ The Rocks

    Discover your next favourite musician at this showcase for up-and-coming singer-songwriters.

  • Food & Drink

    Fifty-Cent Big Macs at McDonald's

    The fast food chain is celebrating 50 years of serving burgers in Australia.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Live from YCK

    YCK Laneways are taking over Martin Place for a night of live music and cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney Classics Festival

    Get nostalgic with big-screen viewings of 11 Mouse House favourites.

  • Food & Drink

    Messina Mango Pancake Party

    Messina is serving up mango crepes filled with mango sorbet for two days.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Long Weekender

    Stream six hours of live Victorian music, featuring sets from festivals like Golden Plains, Falls Festival, Meredith Music Festival and A Day On The Green.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Winter Village 2021

    Go ice skating, hang out in an igloo, enjoy a snow shower and dip marshmallows in espresso martini-flavoured chocolate fudge sauce.

  • Food & Drink

    Drake Eatery x Ester Spirits Long Lunch

    Treat yourself this weekend with a three-course long lunch paired with gin.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle Week 2021

    Salt Meats Cheese is serving up a truffled-filled menu — including truffle margaritas and sours — for a whole week.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hot Mess — KXT Theatre and Bakehouse Theatre Co

    This new comedic play looks at the random encounters of a public bathroom on a night out.

  • Food & Drink

    Taste of the House

    Travel between four different Circular Quay venues and backstage at the Sydney Opera House during this extravagant four-hour dining experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lapsis

    This low-budget dystopian sci-fi satire takes on the gig economy, with sharp, savage and must-see results.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The latest 'Conjuring' film serves up the franchise's usual bumps and jumps with gusto, but too much about this threequel fails to surprise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lost Lanes Festival

    Round up your mates for a road trip to this out-of-town winter festival boasting an internationally renowned DJ on its lineup.

  • Food & Drink

    Fratelli Winter Festival

    Book in for all-you-can-eat mussels, unlimited pizza and gelato or $10 bowls of pasta.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sea Life Melbourne's Live-Stream

    During the city's latest lockdown, the Melbourne aquarium is live-streaming its sea creatures for all to see.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pixar Putt 2021

    Sydney's Pixar-themed mini golf course is back.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harbour Garden

    Wander through this giant inflatable playground, created by Studio A and Goldberg Aberline Studio.

  • Travel & Leisure

    'Moonlight' Sea Kayaking

    Float around the harbour and cruise under the stars in this after-dark seafaring adventure.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Me-Mel Island Experience

    This three-hour guided tour will teach you about the harbour island's cultural significance, followed by a bush tucker lunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Aboriginal Sky Dreaming Cruise

    Head on a one-hour harbour cruise where First Nations astronomers will guide you through the landscape of the sky.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wanna Dance

    Dance in the street at this inner city laneway party.

  • Heaps Gay's 8th Birthday Carnival

    Celebrate Heaps Gay's eight birthday with a five-hour party full of music, dance, performers and carnival rides.

  • Supper Club: Dinner at Nonna's

    Join Donny Benet and Toby Stansfield for a night of smooth 80s pop and a hearty Italian feast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Supper Club: The Dip Reunion

    Goodgod Small Club's American-style diner is throwing a ten-year reunion party, and its bringing some big names.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shadow Play

    Golden Age Cinema and Bar is dedicating winter weekends to shady characters and shadowy stories.

  • Food & Drink

    Brews, Beats and Burgers

    A three-day festival of hops and carbs is taking over The Terminus this June long weekend.

  • Food & Drink

    Smoke & Mirrors Wine Dinner

    A boozy four-course feast paired with mind-bending magic tricks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Five Ways Festival

    The buzzing Paddington intersection is throwing a one-day street party with margaritas, live tunes and epic art.

  • Food & Drink

    Midnight Feast

    For one night only, the Merivale dumpling master is dishing up live tunes and dim sum till 3am.

  • Food & Drink

    Phew-Ture

    Learn all about native Aussie ingredients — then sip cocktails and tuck in to a grazing board packed with them.

  • Food & Drink

    Aria After Dark

    A celebration of NSW's fine wine and top produce — at one of the best spots in town.

  • Food & Drink

    Black and White Espresso Bar Launch

    Head to The Rocks to score a free Portuguese tart to celebrate this coffee shop's new digs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Pride Weekender

    The Metro's grand reopening is finally here — and it promises to be a fabulous party.

  • Yuin Byalla in Burramatta

    Hear from First Nations experts and community leaders at this Reconciliation Week discussion.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Suspiria: Film and Concert

    Head to old-world cinema Golden Age and catch the 70s cult classic flick, complete with a live orchestral gig.

  • Food & Drink

    Vegan Night Market

    Gobble up vegan goodies at this new Sydney night market.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Un[contained]

    This new outdoor art and food festival is on its way to south Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    My Name Is Gulpilil

    This moving and probing documentary pays tribute to the face of Australian cinema — and one of the nation's astounding on-screen talents.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cruella

    Emma Stone and Emma Thompson are clearly having a ball, but too much about this '101 Dalmatians' prequel sticks to a formula.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Big Brekky

    This monthly comedy show features live performances from local Sydney bands.

  • ivy Weekender

    Stretch the long weekend to its limits with this epic event featuring seven parties across four days.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Love Local Markets

    These wholesome markets are situated within the grounds of one of Canberra's most idyllic venues.

  • Food & Drink

    Frankie's $1 Pizza Happy Hour

    Head to Hunter Street between 4–6pm every day for $1 slices before the Sydney favourite closes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    YCK Laneways: Night Over Light

    The CBD is coming alive this winter with live tunes, tarot readings and drag queen bingo.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Songlines of Our Universe

    Catch a spellbinding performance under the stars this winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harry's Altar Danceteria

    Cut serious shapes on the dance floor at this free 12-night rave.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Darling Harbour Winter Festival

    A winter wonderland with ice skating rinks, giant arctic slides and fireworks — right by the harbour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Country and Inner Western

    Country music will fill the inner west this June long weekend including a blockbuster two-day festival in Sydney Park.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Badu Gili: Winter Nights

    This year's projection series will display its first all-female lineup.

  • Food & Drink

    South Eveleigh Solstice Festival

    Find food from Kylie Kwong's new diner, live entertainment and a workshop on native flora at this pop-up street party.

  • Food & Drink

    The Queen's Feast: A Last Supper for All the Senses

    Town Hall is transforming into a debauched mess hall for this four-course feast, with food from the likes of Sarah Tiong and Anna Polyivou.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iranian Film Festival 2021

    This year's lineup spans 17 features, including winners from the Venice and Sundance film fests.

  • Food & Drink

    King of the Wing Festival

    Tuck into ten different flavours during this two-month fest.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ema

    Both scorching and stunning, the latest film from Chilean director Pablo Larraín follows a reggaeton dancer trying to move forward after a traumatic incident.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Quiet Place Part II

    The sequel to 2018's big horror hit is just as savvy, smart and engaging — and places just as much emphasis on silence.

  • Food & Drink

    Feast Week

    Grab $5 dishes from some of your favourite restaurants — for two weeks only.

  • Food & Drink

    El Camino Cantina's Not So Soft Drink Series

    The Tex-Mex chain is serving up soft drink-inspired margaritas for two months.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Surf Club Sundays

    Head along to the Redfern Surf Club for five Sunday afternoon sessions of live music.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Unsettled

    A new exhibition and event series on truth telling and First Nations resistance.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Frankie's World Famous House Band

    Catch covers of rock and heavy metal classics with a slice of pizza in hand.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Starring Angelina Jolie as a smokejumper, this action-infused crime-thriller wants to burn bright, but usually only flickers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    It might star Chris Rock and Samuel L Jackson, but the latest 'Saw' film is as derivative as you'd expect of the ninth instalment in the horror franchise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Quiet Determination: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

    Catch the director's sublime new film, then work through four gems from her back catalogue.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2021

    The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from 2020 comes to Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Moules Frites

    Fill up on mussels and fries every Thursday for just $29.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Igloos on the Pier 2021

    Igloos are popping up at Pier One again — and this year, they're surrounded by light-up cherry blossom trees.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sculpture Rocks

    A sibling event to 'Sculpture by the Sea', it'll display 18 works from 14 Japanese artists.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    German Film Festival 2021

    This year's 30-film lineup includes the directorial debut of actor Daniel Brühl, a tense and topical thriller about immigration, and a new Rainer Werner Fassbinder biopic.

  • Food & Drink

    Showtime at Archie Brothers

    Once a month, you'll be able to head to Alexandria for stilt walkers, magicians, burlesque and beverages.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Picnic Presents CC:Disco

    Head to the Roundhouse for a six-hour dance party featuring Australia's largest disco ball.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Theatre Company Launches Act 2

    See new writing and classic texts transform from the page to the stage.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert — Bangarra Dance Theatre

    Set in Walmajarri Country, this powerful performance explores the displacement and survival of First Nations people.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter Ramen Club Tour

    The tour will feature a different dish each month — starting with its OG fried chicken ramen, of course.

  • Food & Drink

    Blue Mountains Wine-Tasting Stargazing Tour

    Vino meets astronomy for this astrophysicist-led session under the stars.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Bondi Festival 2021

    A 17-day festival at Australia's most famous beach with a ferris wheel, ice-skating rink, theatre shows and art.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lumen

    The Chippendale gallery is exhibiting more than 30 luminous works until August.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Rise on the Rooftop

    Get bouncing with this rooftop trampoline-based workout class.

  • Food & Drink

    Kiss My Hass Avocado Festival

    Fuel your avocado obsession with this special eight-week menu filled with avo-infused dishes and drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Chin Chin's Tenth Birthday Month

    Chin Chin Melbourne is turning 10 — and its Sydney sibling is joining the fun and hosting some parties of its own.

  • Food & Drink

    Huge Moves — A Wine Party

    This huge tasting party celebrates top-notch natural vino from across Australia and beyond.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience

    Relive JK Rowling's seven magical books in 70 minutes.

  • Food & Drink

    Schnitty Fest

    Ten weeks, ten creative schnitzel variations — and a cheeky $10 Wednesday special if you want to sample them all.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dogged — Griffin Theatre Company

    See this new dark, poetic story set on Gunaikurnai Country.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nicole Kidman Retrospective

    Revisit 13 films from the Australian actor's lengthy career.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Magnums and Movies 2021

    Restaurant Hubert is dedicating five decadent evenings to cinema and super-sized vino, all over dinner.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Half-Price Tuesdays at Event Cinemas

    Head to Event Cinemas and score 50-percent off your ticket price every Tuesday — including in Vmax and Gold Class.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Come From Away

    A smash on Broadway since 2017, it's based on the true story of 7000 air passengers who became grounded in Canada after September 11.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Trans Glamore

    Celebrate Sydney's transgender community with tunes and performances every month at Stonewall.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eucalyptusdom

    An exhibition of art, science and history examines our changing attitudes to the humble eucalyptus family.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iranzamin

    An expansive survey of Persian arts and crafts will take over the Powerhouse Museum this autumn.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Microcars

    Why should supercars get all the glory? These micro vehicles show the rise of travelling in a compact and economical fashion over the last six decades.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Powerhouse Late

    Catch free talks, musical performances and exhibitions alongside a pop-up cocktail bar at the Powerhouse Museum after dark.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The House After Dark

    Take a late-night tour of the Sydney Opera House.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dude, It's a Coen Brothers Retrospective

    Screening everything from 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Fargo' to 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

    It includes Van Gogh’s 'Sunflowers' — and it's the largest batch of works to venture beyond the United Kingdom in the gallery's history.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The National 2021: New Australian Art

    The National returns for 2021 to exhibit works from 39 rising Australian artists across three Sydney venues.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nights at the Museum

    Kick back to live tunes in the pop-up bar after checking out the Museum's collections.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hamilton the Musical

    Don't throw away your shot to see the blockbuster, Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    TNT Trivia at Frankie's

    Add some rock 'n' roll to your after-work routine with a trivia, a live band and free beer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stargazing Tour with an Astrophysicist

    Explore the night sky at this astronomical tour in the Blue Mountains.

  • Food & Drink

    $1.50 Oyster Hour

    Tuck into cheap, delicious oysters once a week.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Potted Potter

    Relive J.K. Rowling's seven magical books in this whirlwind 70-minute parody.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Psycho — The Musical

    A blood-spattered musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' famed novel hits the Sydney Opera House stage for the first time.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Meat Sundays

    Tuck into endless plates of slow-roasted pork shoulder, Creole-spiced blackened chicken and cold-smoked lamb.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Grapest 5K Run 2020

    Exercise and drinking combine for this wine-tasting fun run.

  • Design & Style

    Paddington Markets

    Find original wares by local designers, food stalls and a new growers market for fresh produce.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brett Whiteley: Feathers and Flight

    Take a stickybeak into the famed Australian artist’s love of feathered creatures.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    InBloom

    This colourful living exhibition features a 'watercolour painting' made from over 20,000 plants.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now

    This summer, catch the NGA's blockbuster exhibition that's bringing women into the spotlight.

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