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Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for October

Marvel at acrobatics, watch movies in the middle of the harbour and drink steins in The Domain.
By Concrete Playground
September 21, 2019
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Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for October

Marvel at acrobatics, watch movies in the middle of the harbour and drink steins in The Domain.
By Concrete Playground
September 21, 2019
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Marrickville Festival 2019

    An inner west street party with live music, free pickling workshops, a beer fest in a car park and a market for pets.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Express Openair Cinema Pyrmont 2019

    Embrace the outdoors this summer, with movies, live music, good food and adorable dogs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hustlers

    Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu sizzle in this smart, sultry crime drama, which brings a scathing true story to the screen.

  • Food & Drink

    Oktoberwest 2019

    The Factory Theatre will turn into a beer hall for one giant day of gigs, games and craft beer appreciation.

  • Food & Drink

    Opera Bar In Bloom

    Alcoholic soft serve and gin spritzes with some of the best views in town.

  • Food & Drink

    Parramatta Lanes 2019

    Get ready for the ultimate food and wine palooza on the streets of Parramatta.

  • Food & Drink

    Rose Rising

    A festival with bottomless rosé lunches, hidden pink rooms and even a rosé vending machine is taking over all three levels of Barangaroo House.

  • Food & Drink

    Night Noodle Markets 2019

    The eight-night markets will feature over 30 stalls and new Thai-inspired frozen desserts from Gelato Messina.

  • Food & Drink

    Wild Rover Oyster Festival 2019

    The Surry Hills bar gives a week-long salute to oysters and whisky.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Birds of Passage

    Engrossing from start to finish, this distinctive Colombian drug drama doubles as a breathtaking study of the country's Wayúu culture.

  • Food & Drink

    Middle Eastern Yum Cha 2019

    Glebe's Thievery is serving up Middle Eastern-inspired yum cha during October.

  • Food & Drink

    Goros Party Brunch

    A Sunday sesh complete with dumplings, sushi, bottomless cocktails, karaoke and games.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2019

    Try a free sculpture workshop then check out works in porcelain, neon lights and metal.

  • Food & Drink

    Buttered: Aussie Chard Fest

    A 'Kath & Kim'-inspired chardonnay — or, as Kim would say, cardonnay — festival at Handpicked Wines.

  • Food & Drink

    Jamie's Italian Bottomless Prosecco Long Lunch 2019

    You'll get snacks, pasta and all the prosecco you can drink for a neat $50.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Friends' 25th: The One With the Anniversary

    Catch classic episodes of the 90s sitcom on the big screen at this marathon viewing session.

  • Food & Drink

    OctoberFeast Night Market

    Eat your way through a fairy-lit international food market.

  • Food & Drink

    Betty's Beach Party

    The Shake Shack-style burger joint is launching its newest store — and giving away 1000 free burgers.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar 51

    There's only one way to try Craigellachie's 51 year old scotch — and that's for free at this pop-up bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Manly Jazz 2019

    Australia's longest running jazz festival returns to the northern beaches.

  • Food & Drink

    Paddo Ginn Floral Universe

    Sip on a spritz and wander through this bloom-filled inn.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sculpture by the Sea 2019

    The seaside sculpture exhibition returns to Bondi for its 23rd year.

  • Food & Drink

    Gami Fried Chicken Giveaway

    Gami Chicken and Beer has opened its third Sydney store — and it's giving away 1000 pieces of fried chicken to celebrate.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Joker

    Joaquin Phoenix is in stunning form as Gotham’s clown prince of crime, but this nightmarish film often proves as thematically muddled as it is striking.

  • Design & Style

    Tigerlily Warehouse Sale

    Get some sweet discounts on some new summer gear from the bohemian Aussie label.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    William Street Festival 2019

    The Paddington street festival returns with live music, sales, food and Hendrick's gin cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Chin Chin's Yum Cha Weekends

    This Surry Hills favourite has doing $39.50 yum cha feasts every weekend in October.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hans Zimmer Live

    Hear 'The Lion King', 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and 'Blue Planet II' performed by a live orchestra and a full band.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

    A five-month celebration of Kaldor’s impactful artworks — spanning 50 years — has taken over a level of the Art Gallery of NSW.

  • Food & Drink

    Cadbury Caramilk Giveaway

    Caramilk is back — and Cadbury is handing out 1000 free blocks to celebrate.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Young Henrys Rock & Roll Circus

    Some of Australia's best musical talent will join forces for a free party at Frankie's.

  • Food & Drink

    Cadbury Caramilk Giveaway

    Caramilk is back — and Cadbury is handing out 1000 free blocks to celebrate.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Canvas Cinema

    Watch a classic flick with a G&T in hand for just ten bucks at The Sheaf.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Goldfinch

    Despite seemingly boasting all the right elements, this book-to-screen adaptation mirrors its namesake and fails to fly.

  • Food & Drink

    Rood Food 2019

    Sit down to a three-course meal at The Imperial with a side of X-rated drag.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ride Like a Girl

    It tells the true tale of Michelle Payne's historic Melbourne Cup win, but this is an overly straightforward and generic biopic.

  • Food & Drink

    Granny Smith Festival

    Expect all things apple at this neighbourhood block party.

  • Food & Drink

    Rose on the Lawn

    Spend a spring evening sipping sparkling rosé in Chiswick's front garden.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

    The popular children's book series gets the big-screen treatment — with bumps, jumps and something meaningful to say.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    One Past Liverpool

    Casula Powerhouse is celebrating 25 years of art with a special anniversary show from both established and up-and-coming local artists.

  • Travel & Leisure

    'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' at The Grounds

    Wander through eerie laneways of black roses, dark forest and green mist at The Grounds' latest pop-up.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Dead Don't Die

    Jim Jarmusch shuffles into the zombie genre, combining an extraordinary cast with his trademark deadpan comedy.

  • Food & Drink

    Stem for a Spritz

    Look out for penny-farthings to grab a free gin spritz at one of these flower-filled venues.

  • Food & Drink

    World Taco Day 2019

    Two hours of endless tacos for just $25 at El Camino Cantina's four Sydney restaurants.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Margaritas and Al Pastor Tacos Weekend Brunch

    Spice up your weekend plans with many, many tacos and margaritas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Institute of Interesting Ideas Spring Series

    Spring talks on food, wellbeing, sex and death – backdropped by the south coast sea.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Avotherapy

    Paramount Recreation Club is hosting two days of free exercise classes and facials.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Flaming Lips

    Expect confetti canons, elaborate costumes and the highly acclaimed 'The Soft Bulletin' album in full.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Halston

    With dresses, drama and a bit of a detective story, this illuminating documentary shines a light on one of America's most influential designers.

  • Food & Drink

    Seadeck Sydney 2019

    The luxe 42-metre vessel is back for another stint on Sydney Harbour.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Wanderlust 108

    The world's only mindful triathlon returns to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ad Astra

    Brad Pitt rockets into space — and takes a moving and mesmerising journey — in this breathtaking sci-fi epic.

  • Food & Drink

    Ball Pit Party

    Unleash your inner child at this adults-only party with cocktails and 250,000 luminous balls.

  • Food & Drink

    World Taco Day

    All the tacos you can handle for $30 — plus $12 margaritas.

  • Food & Drink

    Orange Wine Festival 2019

    Road trip to Orange to taste the region's best food and wine over ten days.

  • Food & Drink

    Rose All Day 2019

    Opera Bar turns pink for the October long weekend.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Yours and Owls 2019

    Wollongong's fave festival is back, this year headlined by Amy Shark, Courtney Barnett and Golden Features.

  • Food & Drink

    Awaken the Kraken

    Head into a dark lair for a night of cocktails, canapes and entertainment.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Good Boys

    Charming, sincere and very funny, this comedy takes 'Superbad' back to the sixth grade.

  • Travel & Leisure

    National Pet Adoption Drive

    A slew of adorable dogs and cats looking for new homes will be ready for pats at Bunnings Castle Hill.

  • Food & Drink

    Rose Street Fest 2019

    Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is celebrating the pink drink with an all-day outdoor wine tasting.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rambo: Last Blood

    The fifth film in the 'Rambo' franchise, 'Last Blood' delivers a level of revenge-fuelled violence unlike anything the series has ever seen.

  • Food & Drink

    Red Rock Deli Secret Supper: Giorgio Distefano

    Everything about this special dinner is a surprise — except who is cooking.

  • Design & Style

    The Makers and Shakers Market

    Spend your day shopping at this homeware market that only comes twice a year.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Animals

    Starring Holliday Grainger and Alia Shawkat, this film about a fracturing friendship feels both dynamic and authentic.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Downton Abbey

    The beloved British period drama hits the big screen for a lavish last hurrah.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Floating Cinema 2019

    Watch cult favourite films while cruising around the harbour on the top deck of a boat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Angel of Mine

    Noomi Rapace and Yvonne Strahovski make a formidable duo in this Melbourne-shot psychological thriller.

  • Food & Drink

    Taste of Asia

    Indulge in a seafood feast of mussels, chilli crab and sake-cured ocean trout.

  • Food & Drink

    Coogee Bay Hotel Craft Beer and Cider Festival 2019

    Discover what's brewing around the country.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Good Food Month 2019

    The month-long food festival returns with a pasta party, dinner with Alain Passard, a pop-up sushi restaurant by a top Tokyo chef and the Night Noodle Markets.

  • Food & Drink

    Rugby World Cup 2019 at Coogee Bay Hotel

    Catch a live match and eat your way around the world at this beachside hotel.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Then

    White Rabbit Gallery is celebrating its tenth birthday with a huge retrospective exhibition, plus some brand new works.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Farewell

    Awkwafina stars in this nuanced and affecting drama, which charts a Chinese American woman's trip home to see her terminally ill grandmother.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    IT: Chapter Two

    Pennywise is back — and the unhinged clown is the best thing about this bloated horror sequel.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection

    This free exhibition showcases the great American prints of the 20th century, including works by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol.

  • Food & Drink

    Croissants and Petanque

    Mosman's leafy rooftop bar welcomes spring with four Sunday sessions dedicated to French pastries, bubbles and games.

  • Food & Drink

    Fratelli Fresh's Festa Italiana

    Pair your next party with Italian fare and two hours worth of espresso martinis and spritzes.

  • Food & Drink

    Singles Night in the Garden

    Are you ready to find love at The Grounds of Alexandria?

  • Food & Drink

    Flour Mill Markets

    A biweekly plastic-free farmers market in Summer Hill.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dark Fantasy

    You only have three days to visit 4A's dark and confronting new exhibition exploring ideas surrounding fantasy worlds and otherness.

  • Food & Drink

    Bubbles, Burrata & Bocconcini

    Sip bottomless bubbles while learning to make two types of cheese.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Deni Ute Muster

    A rural festival complete with lawn mower races, wood chopping, whip cracking and, of course, utes.

  • Food & Drink

    The Glenmore x POOLCLVB presents Sundown Sessions

    Join POOLCLVB at this free rooftop party and celebrate the warmer weather — and the longer, sunnier days of summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Beer Festival 2019

    The Rocks' massive beer street party is back.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2019

    The festival is marking its 20th anniversary with a jam-packed lineup of quirky comedies, political thrillers and poignant documentaries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2019

    Step out of the city and into the wild at this stunning collection of nature photography.

  • Food & Drink

    Splendour in the Dog House

    Celebrate man's best friend with Moon Dog brews for you and doggy treats for your furry friend.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Glamping in the Garden 2019

    A pop-up glamping retreat located in a stunning 160-acre garden outside Sydney.

  • Design & Style

    Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

    Step into fashion history with more than 100 pieces, archival sketches and fabric samples from the influential designer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mike Parr: The Eternal Opening

    Expect burning art, live painting and thought-provoking performances at Mike Parr's free and immersive Carriageworks exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Grafton Jacaranda Festival 2019

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2019

    Never seen a million tulips in bloom? Now you can.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kirribilli Art, Design and Fashion Market

    A monthly market featuring quirky handcrafted items, vintage homewares and more.

  • Design & Style

    Garage Sale Trail 2019

    Save your life's clutter from landfill or land yourself some bargains.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Paper Tigers: Posters from Sydney's Long 70s

    A free exhibition with more than 200 vibrant, retro posters from Sydney's 70s club, dance and protest scene.

  • Food & Drink

    Pyrmont Festival 2019

    Pyrmont and Orange join forces for a two-week food and wine festival.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter X Mrs Sippy Pop-Up

    The Sydney palace of fried chicken and champagne is bringing bottomless brunches, ramen and Hennessey cocktails to Double Bay.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tulip Time 2019

    Wander through more than 75,000 tulips at this flower festival in the Southern Highlands.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    NightFest 2019

    Australia's biggest festival of spring is lighting up the night with blooms, music and comedy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Floriade 2019

    Australia's biggest festival of spring is taking over with flowers, food, wine and tunes.

  • Food & Drink

    Oktoberfest in the Gardens

    German brews, bratwurst, schnitzels and Australia's biggest beer hall — all in The Domain.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dylan Moran: Dr Cosmos

    The 'Black Books' star is touring the country this October.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shaun Gladwell: Pacific Undertow

    The MCA will hold up images of surfers, skaters and dancers to look back at Gladwell's 20-year career.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Apollo 11

    A giant floating sculpture of the moon has come to Sydney as part of the Powerhouse's exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chicago

    The famed musical is bringing its 20s razzle-dazzle to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Random International: Rain Room

    Walk through a field of continuous rainfall without getting wet at this immersive installation in St Kilda.

  • Food & Drink

    The Wizard's Cauldron

    This latest Harry Potter-themed event will see you attend a boozy Hogwarts potions class.

  • Food & Drink

    Magnums & Movies 2019

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    John Waters: Make Trouble

    The cult filmmaker and queer icon returns to Sydney to dive into his 50-plus years in the business.

  • Food & Drink

    Pinot Palooza 2019

    A day dedicated to tasting the best burgundy from the southern hemisphere.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    SILY Sessions 2019

    Live music, cocktails and a table of antipasti eats in the Since I Left You courtyard.

  • Design & Style

    Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise

    It's the first in-depth survey of the Australian designers' work.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cockatoo Island Haunted History Night Tours 2019

    Explore the mysterious history of Cockatoo Island by night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Boozy Finger Painting

    Spend your Friday night sipping wine and slapping your paint-covered hands all over a canvas.

  • Food & Drink

    Crab Curry Sundays

    Feast on Sri Lanka's famed spicy crab curry, dhal and sambol once a month at this award-winning Sydney restaurant.

  • Design & Style

    Round She Goes Fashion Market 2019

    The indoor market dedicated to women's fashion is back.

  • Food & Drink

    Disco Brunch

    Spend a Saturday afternoon groovin', sippin' cocktails and eating brunch.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Oktoberfest Beer Run

    This five-kilometre fun run doubles as a brewery crawl.

  • Food & Drink

    The Wizard's Halloween Brunch

    A Harry Potter-themed Halloween feast in the 'Great Hall' for muggles.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Bumper Cars on Ice

    A bumper car-filled ice rink is popping up in Alexandria.

  • Food & Drink

    Misfits Lunch Club

    A monthly bottomless lunch with three-hours of unlimited cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities — Cirque du Soleil

    Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production comes to Sydney, complete with a cast of 47 artists from 17 countries.

  • Food & Drink

    Leaving a Legacy: Seven Incredible Women of Central Victoria

    Eat, drink and peruse your way around Bendigo, while supporting some of its rockstar female producers.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Canoes, Champagne and Canapes

    Explore the Southern Highlands by canoe (and with a local sparkling wine in-hand).

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Vegan Market

    A market where all the food and wares are 100 percent animal product-free.

  • Food & Drink

    Messina Gelato Appreciation Classes 2019

    Devour a four-course gelato degustation and discover the secrets behind Messina's sweet treats.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Belvoir Theatre 25A 2019

    A series of low-budget (but story-rich) plays supporting emerging theatre talent.

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