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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 09, 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 09, 2019
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  • Food & Drink

    Chargrill Charlie's Dee Why Opening

    The Sydney institution is launching its 14th store in Dee Why with free barbecue chickens and chips.

  • Food & Drink

    Oyster Hour

    Fratelli Fresh is shucking $2 oysters every day until the end of January.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Black Christmas

    A timely remake of a 70s cult classic, this is a Christmas-themed slasher flick for the #MeToo era.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2019–20

    Summer has arrived with the return of Sydney's always-popular outdoor cinema.

  • Food & Drink

    Fratelli Fresh Miranda Launch

    The Italian eatery is celebrating its Sutherland Shire opening with three days of $2 gelato and coffee.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hose Down Festival

    This one-day inner-west music festival will raise money for the NSW Rural Fire Service and NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service volunteers.

  • Design & Style

    Paramount Coffee Project x Banks Journal Pop-Up

    Pick up summery Paramount Coffee Project clothing — and sip coffee, of course.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Wild Goose Lake

    Following a crime boss on the run, this patient Chinese gangster flick is simply gorgeous to look at from start to finish.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Koala Sunset Yoga

    Shavasana surrounded by koalas at the zoo and help raise money to support animals injured during the bushfires.

  • Design & Style

    Big Fashion Sale: Bushfire & Climate Fundraiser

    Pick up designer fashion — at up to 80 percent off — and help raise money for those affected by the bushfires.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Addams Family

    This animated all-ages film trades in generic storylines and bad jokes that don't do its weird and wonderful family any justice.

  • 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

    European Summer

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

  • 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.

  • Design & Style

    Sydney Holiday Market

    Celebrate the holiday season at this festive market of homemade gifts and live music.

  • Design & Style

    Precinct 75 Summer Design Fair 2019

    Independent labels unite for a one-day design market at the St Peters creative precinct.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blak Markets Christmas Festival

    Find one-of-a-kind Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island gifts at this Christmas market on Bare Island.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Matisse & Picasso

    The famous artists will feature in the National Gallery of Australia's latest exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Paul Kelly: Making Gravy 2019

    The special outdoor concert returns for a third year, with Courtney Barnett, Kate Miller-Heidke and Marlon Williams on the bill.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blue Mountains Cultural Centre: Art, Design and Market Day

    Spend a day in the Blue Mountains with exhibitions, talks and local makers' creations.

  • Travel & Leisure

    5K Foam Fest

    Jog five kilometres through a foamy obstacle course — complete with waterslides, mud pits and other hurdles.

  • 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

    Festival of the Sun 2019

    Port Macquarie's BYO camping fest is back for its 16th year.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Vegan Market

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cockatoo Island Overnight Fright

    Explore the spooky side of Cockatoo Island — then stay there overnight.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

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