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Everything You Need to Put in Your Diary for August

Catch free sets from Skeggs and Wafia at The Vic or head to EITHER OR for a female-led hospo pop-up.
By Concrete Playground
August 01, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Waterfront Whale Tales

    A six-kilometre whale tail sculpture trail is popping up along Sydney's Western Harbour waterfront.

  • Design & Style

    ESSE Studios at The Edit Collection Pop-Up

    Because shopping should always be a VIP experience.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Retrosweat's "Let's Get Physical" Olivia Newton-John Tribute Sessions

    Pay tribute to Olivia Newton-John by donning lycra and getting physical — in-person in Sydney, or at home around the country via livestream.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tumbalong Park Winter Festival

    Winter igloos, pop-up bars, food stalls and a live set from Murray Cook's Soul Movers will be taking over Tumbalong Park.

  • Food & Drink

    Tight Tuesday Food Freebies for Students

    Broadway Shopping Centre is giving out 100 free meals to students every Tuesday for the next three months.

  • Food & Drink

    Archie Rose's Hot Gin Terrace

    The distillery is hosting a toasty cocktail session dedicated to warm gin concoctions through the ages.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Whitefella Yella Tree — Griffin Theatre Company

    This 19th-century First Nations love story from award-winning playwright Dylan Van Den Berg arrives for its inaugural season at Griffin Theatre Company.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Seafood School's Spring Classes

    O Tama Carey and Danielle Alvarez are among the fantastic Sydney chefs taking part of this longstanding culinary school's spring experiences.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Garden Social — Celebrating First Nations Artists and Cultures

    Sydney's glorious harbourside garden is hosting Christine Anu, creative installations and traditional classes next weekend.

  • Food & Drink

    Sake Month

    Nakano Darling, Tachinomi YP and Yakitori Yurippi are celebrating all things sake with limited-time set menus this winter.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Meat Wednesdays

    Feast your way through unlimited pork belly, chicken schnitzels, chicken wings and German sausages.

  • Food & Drink

    YCK Front & Centre

    This inner-city nightlife precinct is hosting a series of more than 50 events championing female and non-binary talent in hospitality and creative industries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Being Together: Parramatta Yearbook

    This free exhibition sees artist Cherine Fahd capture the people, communities and stories of Parramatta, thanks to a series of pop-up portrait studios.

  • Food & Drink

    Lobster & Co at Runaway Gardens

    Head to First Fleet Park to tuck into two different types of lobster rolls — plus truffle fries and glasses of champagne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Irish Film Festival 2022

    Box office Gaelic-language smash 'The Quiet Girl' and a vampire comedy featuring 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' star Anthony Head lead this year's Irish Film Festival lineup.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bullet Train

    Brad Pitt's charisma, scene-stealing supporting players and spectacular stunt choreography help this assassins-on-a-train action-comedy mostly prove a blast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival 2022

    These babies only bloom for two weeks of the year — don't miss them.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The 8th Annual Transfer Banked Slalom

    This annual event pulls in snowboarders of all ages and skills from beginners to Olympians.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Six the Musical

    This West End hit explores the stories of Henry VIII's six wives — by getting them to sing at a pop concert.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sleeplessness

    A 20-years-in-the-making production exploring family mystery, memory and migration is playing at Carriageworks this August.

  • Food & Drink

    The Slow Lounge

    For one weekend this winter, we're hosting an invite-only sundowner lounge at a top-secret Sydney location.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A More Perfect Union 2022

    Gang of Youths are coming to Tasmania with their own festival featuring Arlo Parks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Australia on Celluloid

    As part of its 85th birthday celebrations, the Ritz is spending a year screening iconic Australian films on 35mm.

  • Food & Drink

    Venture Beyond by Penfolds

    Penfolds is collaborating with Surry Hills diner nel, art collective Babekühl and Client Liaison for an immersive winetasting experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Murder Party

    If ‘Amelie’ and ‘Knives Out’ combined, the end result would look like this candy-coloured French whodunnit.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Full Time

    This French standout turns a single mother and five-star hotel chambermaid's hectic daily routine into a relentless thriller.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Forbearance Hotel: Gang of Youths Pop-Up Shop

    Nab exclusive Gang of Youths merch alongside the band's own beer and wine from this Chippendale pop-up.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    In A Nutshell — Bell Shakespeare

    Play witness to the brilliance of Shakespeare's most-loved plays and a new stand-out Walsh Bay theatre.

  • Food & Drink

    BABS Pop-Up at Either/Or

    Eat, drink and be merry at this monthly food pop-up championing female-owned-and-led venues.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Georgia Mooney's Supergroup

    This 'Spicks and Specks' and 'Rockwiz'-style live variety show is hitting the Factory Theatre for two big nights.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ultra Unreal

    Featuring work by six artists and collectives, this multi-sensory new MCA exhibition blends myths and reality to ponder possible futures.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Official Competition

    Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas are fantastic in this sharp and witty Spanish Argentine comedy about filmmaking.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Where the Crawdads Sing

    This 2018 bestseller jumps from the page to the screen, but proves as pristine and polished as a swampy southern gothic murder-mystery melodrama can be.

  • Food & Drink

    Harbourside Carts at Opera Bar

    Roaming carts will be doing the rounds at Opera Bar throughout July and August, equipped with raclette, s'mores and piping-hot cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The World Is a Vampire: A Bloody Shiraz Gin & Film Festival

    Sink your teeth into a feast of vampire-themed flicks while sipping Bloody Shiraz gin cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle Gelato Degustation

    Try four unique flavours of gelato — all centred around fresh truffles — at this new Circular Quay gelateria.

  • Food & Drink

    Lotus Dumpling Masterclass

    Learn to make Lotus' dumplings and spring rolls at home at this monthly masterclass.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Korean Film Festival in Australia 2022

    Sydney's annual celebration of Korean cinema is back with the latest film from 'Oldboy' director Park Chan-wook — and the first Korean-language feature by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The 'Twilight' Saga Movie Marathon

    Relive the entire vampire romance saga in one epic 600-minute sitting.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Black Phone

    Reteaming with his 'Sinister' director Scott Derrickson, Ethan Hawke is unnervingly excellent in this tense and eerie 70s-set horror film.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle Menu at Abode Bistro & Bar

    Indulge in a four-course dinner loaded with truffles this winter.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Gray Man

    Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans bounce off of each other with chalk-and-cheese aplomb in this globe-hopping action-thriller, Netflix's most expensive film to date.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Phantom of the Open

    Based on a true story, this entertaining Mark Rylance-starring underdog comedy focuses on the British man dubbed "the world's worst professional golfer".

  • Food & Drink

    Chalet Sheaf

    You can get your post-ski party fix without leaving Sydney this winter.

  • Food & Drink

    Pepe's Winter Beach Lodge

    Looking to warm up your winter exploits? Head to Wollongong to lounge in a luxe beachside igloo with Fireball shots and canapés.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Best of Bong Joon-ho

    Check out four stunning movie from the acclaimed South Korean director's filmography — 'Parasite' included.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle and Chocolate High Tea

    The Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park is celebrating truffle season with a special high tea menu.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Phantom of the Opera — Opera Australia

    The music of the night will croon its way into the Sydney Opera House from August.

  • Food & Drink

    Dining Domes at 6HEAD

    These private dining domes for groups of up to six are popping up at waterfront fine diner 6HEAD.

  • Food & Drink

    Long Island Iced Tea Rita Series and Limited-Edition Tacos

    For three weeks, El Camino Cantina is splashing together Long Island iced teas and margaritas in one boozy beverage.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett

    Come for the no-holds-barred kabarett and stay for the astonishing circus, gender-bending aerial and fire-breathing sideshow.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jagged Little Pill the Musical

    The 15-time Tony Award-nominee returns to the Theatre Royal Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nebula Streaming Cinema

    This pop-up cinema lets you hit your streaming queue while relaxing in recliners, staring at a 150-inch screen and eating unlimited free popcorn.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize 2022

    The exhibition showcases the thought-provoking works of 212 creatives, with painting and photography joining sculptural pieces and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Thor: Love and Thunder

    Taika Waititi's second 'Thor' film is a ball of playful, goofy, 80s-worshipping chaos — in both fun and messy ways.

  • Food & Drink

    The Winery Winter Garden Glamping

    The Winery's leafy al fresco dining area has been given a makeover for winter and features a dreamy glamping tent.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Waranara Tours

    Take a deep dive into First Nations histories and cultures on an expert-guided tour at the Australian Museum.

  • Food & Drink

    Junipalooza Sydney

    Fifty local and international craft distillers will be pouring over 100 different types of gin across two days.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Scandinavian Film Festival 2022

    Calling all Nordic cinema fans: Australia's annual showcase of Scandi movies returns to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Palace Cinemas' $9 Student Saver Day

    The cinema chain is treating students to $9 tickets every Wednesday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Magnums and Movies 2022

    Restaurant Hubert is dedicating eight decadent evenings to cinema and super-sized vino — with curated one-off desserts from Gelato Messina.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hear My Eyes: 'Chopper'

    Catch the Eric Bana-starring gem back on the big screen — with a brand-new, completely original score played live.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Top Dog Film Festival 2022

    Sydney's mini film festival dedicated to dogs is back for another bark.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Feeling 22

    AGNSW is relaunching its huge free cinema program to celebrate 22 years of screenings.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ryde Wharf Market

    Explore over 70 stalls featuring beautiful local produce, artisanal clothing, homewares and more at this fortnightly Sunday market on the banks of the Parramatta River.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Marrickville Metro Markets

    The new community market will be slinging unique art, homewares, handmade jewellery, vintage fashion and delicious grocery goods each month.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    85 Films in 85 Days

    To celebrate 85 years screening flicks, Randwick's Ritz Cinema is showing 85 movies over 85 days — one for each year, and in order.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Clay Dynasty

    See the evolution of Australian studio ceramics at the Powerhouse Museum with over 400 works by 160 different artists.

  • Food & Drink

    Mould — A Cheese Festival 2022

    Sydney's huge cheese festival is back for two dairy-fuelled days — over wine, beer, whisky, vodka and gin and sake, of course.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2022

    See the winners of this year's prizes — then vote for your favourites.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    The Broadway hit is finally bringing its all-singing, all-dancing romance to Sydney.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Igloos on the Pier 2022

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022

    Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are now on display in Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter Ramen Club Tour 2022

    Butter's tour of creative ramen dishes is back by popular demand — starting with its OG fried chicken ramen, of course.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fangirls

    From The Beatles and INXS to One Direction, fangirls are the ones who have kept the light alive for these boy bands.

  • Food & Drink

    Big Poppa's Late-Night Dinner Party

    Party until 3am every Sunday night at Big Poppa's.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sydney Dog Lovers Show 2022

    Sydney's two-day dog expo is back — and so is its dedicated puppy patting zone.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sound West

    This huge new event will combine a two-day conference at CommBank Stadium with three days of live music all around Greater Western Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Rocker Sundays

    Head to Rocker each Sunday arvo for two hours of free-flowing rose, Sydney rock oysters, cauliflower hummus and live tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Art Pharmacy Installations at The Rocks

    Discover these five public art installations that have popped up in The Rocks.

  • Food & Drink

    About Time Pop-Up Bar

    Sip Frosty Fruit slushies and eat roast lamb damper rolls at this limited-time bar in Sydney's CBD before it's demolished to make room for the new metro line.

  • 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

    Eucalyptusdom

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

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    $2 Tacos

    Sydney's Tex-Mex bars are slinging cheap tacos one night a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Saturday Breakfast at Fred's

    The Paddington restaurant serves coffee, scones and canelés from 8am, and sells boxes of fresh produce too.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga at Pocket City Farms

    Finally a yoga practice where you can literally touch the earth.

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