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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

Learn how to make cocktails at this Surry Hills bar and take a spooky after-dark stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens.
By Concrete Playground
December 02, 2019
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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

Learn how to make cocktails at this Surry Hills bar and take a spooky after-dark stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens.
By Concrete Playground
December 02, 2019
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  • Food & Drink

    Butter's Bottomless Brunch

    The beloved fried chicken joint is serving up a bottomless booze brunch in both Surry Hills and Parramatta.

  • Travel & Leisure

    City of Sydney Swimming Pool Open Day 2019

    Try Sydney's five city pools for free on the first weekend of summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Froze Your Way

    A pop-up pour-your-own frosé bar with six different flavours and heap of lollies for DIY garnishes.

  • Food & Drink

    Pelicano Summer Brunches

    An afternoon of grapefruit cocktails, bottomless bubbles and summery eats.

  • Food & Drink

    European Summer

    You can pour bottomless Aperol spritzes and prosecco from a lion-clad fountain at Surry Hills' The Winery.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Water

    Climb through a gymnastic sculpture, step over 100 tonnes of rock that recreates an Icelandic stream and see a real snowman.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Badu Gili Live

    Free sunset concerts will takeover the Opera House's Monumental Steps, showcasing First Nations performers.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr Black Espresso Martini Festival 2019

    Sip espresso martinis and coffee negronis, then enjoy a scoop of espresso martini gelato.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    By the Grace of God

    Exploring abuse in the Catholic Church, this sensitive, sobering and superbly acted picture dramatises a real French case.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Martha: A Picture Story

    As vibrant as its engaging subject, this Australian-made doco explores the life and legacy of New York-based street art photographer Martha Cooper.

  • Food & Drink

    Disney's 'Frozen II' at The Grounds

    The Alexandria cafe has been transformed into a sprawling wonderland of snow, sweets and dazzling trees for its latest pop-up.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Seafood Summer Classes

    Some of Sydney's best chefs are hosting cooking classes to mark the school's 30th anniversary.

  • Food & Drink

    Shangri-La Hotel's Giant Gingerbread Carousel and Festive High Tea

    This creation — filled with 750 kilos of gingerbread and 300 kilos of lollies — is the carnival ride of our childhood dreams.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Knives Out

    Starring Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis and Toni Collette, this highly amusing whodunit is like Agatha Christie for modern-day America.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The QVB Cine-mas

    A festive pop-up cinema on the Queen Victoria Building's secret rooftop complete with a pop-up champagne bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Planet Snag

    Old Mate's Place is holding a free sausage sizzle each Sunday in December to raise money for the NSW RFS.

  • Design & Style

    The Rocks Christmas Markets 2019

    Get into the Christmas spirit with festive eats, drinks and gifts taking over The Rocks this December.

  • Design & Style

    Cronulla Christmas Market

    A pre-Christmas market right by Wanda Beach.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Farming

    'Lost' and 'Suicide Squad' actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje turns director to bring his own bleak childhood — including his teenage years in a skinhead gang — to the screen.

  • Food & Drink

    Lillet Cocktail Bar

    A pop-up spritz bar in the CBD primed for after-work drinks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Judy & Punch

    This subversive fairytale turns a problematic puppet show into a feisty delight — complete with fantastic performances by Mia Wasikowska and Damon Herriman.

  • Food & Drink

    She Sessions Vol 2

    Kira Puru, Erthlings and Moody Beach are performing in a car park in the inner west — and you can see them for zero dollars!

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

    This dual exhibition will feature 300 of the two influential artists' pieces and collaborations with Andy Warhol, Madonna and Grace Jones.

  • Food & Drink

    Fernet Branca Week

    Join a week-long festival of cocktails, burgers and parties inspired by one of Italy's finest liqueurs.

  • Design & Style

    Finders Keepers Spring/Summer 2019

    Support the next wave of independent artisans at this biannual art and design market.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Film Music: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis

    The Australian music icons team up with the SSO to perform their famed film scores.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Potterfest: A Harry Potter Marathon 2019

    You may need a time-turner to get through two days of 'Harry Potter' and 'Fantastic Beasts' films.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fairgrounds 2019

    Liam Gallagher, Dope Lemon, Kasey Chambers, DMA's, Hatchie and Julia Jacklin are all part of this year's boutique camping festival in country NSW.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Floating Cinema 2019

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

  • Food & Drink

    Flour Mill Markets

    A biweekly plastic-free farmers market in Summer Hill.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Kirribilli Art, Design and Fashion Market

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    New Breed 2019

    Witness groundbreaking original works by four emerging Australian choreographers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Sessions at Cockatoo Island

    Catch great music and gorgeous views over the harbour every Saturday in summer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Christmas Infinity Rooms

    Three Christmas-inspired mirrored illusion rooms have popped up at Market City.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Doctor Sleep

    Returning to Stephen King's famous book and Stanley Kubrick's masterful horror movie, this moody sequel works best when it finds its own ways to shine.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Official Secrets

    Starring Keira Knightley as a government employee-turned-whistleblower, this ripped-from-the-headlines thriller couldn't be more relevant.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Last Christmas

    Inspired by the 80s Wham! song, and starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, this festive rom-com is a contrived but sweetly engaging seasonal affair.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cornelia Parker

    See an exploded garden shed, steamrolled silver and a blood-red room of absent poppies in the largest exhibition of the British artist’s works to date.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Marriage Story

    Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver are exceptional in Noah Baumbach's likely Oscar contender, which steps through the rocky aftermath of a marital breakdown.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Charlie's Angels

    The feisty female spy franchise is back (again) with a great Kristen Stewart-led cast, but an inescapably generic feel.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Quilty

    Featuring the acclaimed Australian artist's raw self-portraits, plus works inspired by his visits to Lebanon, Syria and Greece, all across more than 70 pieces.

  • Food & Drink

    MCA x Patrón Pop-Up

    The MCA's got a new tequila-fuelled pop-up bar for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guan Wei: MCA Collection

    The Chinese Australian artist's new solo exhibition stars a stunning 18-metre-long painting.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Express Openair Cinema Pyrmont 2019

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

  • Food & Drink

    Middle Eastern Yum Cha 2019

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    First Love is the Revolution — Griffin Theatre Company

    This new play is a gory riff on the tale of doomed lovers Romeo and Juliet with one very glaring difference.

  • 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

    Seadeck Sydney 2019

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Keanu Reeves-A-Thon

    Step through the inimitable actor's career every Friday night — from the original 'Bill and Ted' to the first 'John Wick' flick.

  • Food & Drink

    Fratelli Fresh's Festa Italiana

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japan Supernatural

    The Art Gallery of NSW's summer exhibition will showcase the works of two monumental Japanese artists: Takashi Murakami and Katsushika Hokusai.

  • 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.

  • Design & Style

    Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Then

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

  • 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

    Bubbles, Burrata & Bocconcini

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cockatoo Island Haunted History Night Tours 2019

    Explore the mysterious history of Cockatoo Island by night.

  • 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

    The Wizard's Cauldron

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Random International: Rain Room

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

  • 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

    Belvoir Theatre 25A 2019

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

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