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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

Head to this huge food-filled street party and take your pup to a free pet-friendly yoga class.
By Concrete Playground
February 11, 2019
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

    Head to this huge food-filled street party and take your pup to a free pet-friendly yoga class.
    By Concrete Playground
    February 11, 2019
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      • ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

        It doesn't have the most original story, but this sci-fi action flick still delivers thanks to its compelling heroine and kickass fight scenes.

      • BASSIKE SYDNEY WAREHOUSE SALE

        Nab some of the label's cotton jersey pieces, Japanese denim and basics at up to 70 percent off.

      • ON THE BASIS OF SEX

        Celebrating the early years of US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg's career, this biopic takes a conventional approach but does its subject justice.

      • CAPHARNAüM

        This Oscar-nominated drama is undeniably stirring, but never self-assured enough to be subtle.

      • DRINK4UGANDA

        Five of Sydney's best bars come together for one night of cocktails for a good cause.

      • STARS FOR YOUR VALENTINE

        Pack a picnic and grab a telescope for a romantic night of stargazing in Centennial Park.

      • ESCAPE ROOM

        Cashing in on the real world craze, this horror film features inventive killer chambers, but lacks intrigue elsewhere.

      • MARDI GRAS FAIR DAY 2019

        It's not Mardi Gras without it.

      • SYDNEY GAY AND LESBIAN MARDI GRAS 2019

        As well as the parade, this year's fearless program features pool parties, balls, colourful after-dark art and moving choral performances.

      • EAT YOUR HEART OUT

        An anti-Valentine's feast for adventurous eaters.

      • MARDI GRAS FILM FESTIVAL 2019

        Sydney's annual celebration of queer cinema returns with high-profile biopics, werewolf thrillers and a lesbian love story that was initially banned in Kenya.

      • TANQUERAY TERRACE

        A lush rooftop oasis in the CBD slinging G&Ts for a tenner.

      • GIN ON THE LAWN 2019

        Spend a summer evening sipping cocktails in Chiswick's front garden.

      • HALO TOP X GRUMPY DONUTS GIVEAWAY

        Snag one of 500 free doughnuts stuffed with Halo Top's new peaches and cream or choc-chip cookie ice cream.

      • BAR SWIFT POP-UP

        One of London's best cocktail bars is popping up in Sydney for one night.

      • BEN IS BACK

        A fine-tuned performance from Julia Roberts lifts this familiar addiction drama.

      • THE HATE U GIVE

        This compelling race-relations drama offers a perceptive, impassioned insight into America today.

      • LUNAR NEW YEAR 2019 AT THE ART GALLERY OF NSW

        Ain't no party like an artsy Lunar New Year party.

      • XIAO LU: IMPOSSIBLE DIALOGUE

        Catch performance art from this contemporary Chinese artist — and then have congee for breakfast in Haymarket.

      • LUNAR NEW YEAR AT DARLING SQUARE

        Celebrate the Year of the Pig with all-you-can-eat feasts, glowing zodiac lanterns and mahjong competitions at Steam Mill Lane.

      • CELEBRITY TALK: WENDY WHITELEY

        Meet one of the most well-known muses in Australian art history.

      • APEROL SUNSET SESSIONS

        Summer's not quite over yet — and these spots have affordable Aperol spritzes to prove it.

      • GREEN BOOK

        This Oscar-nominated race-relations drama boasts excellent performances and warm intentions, but still remains problematic.

      • FREE SOLO

        This Oscar-nominated documentary chronicles the stunning tale of rock-climber Alex Honnold and his historic attempt to scale Yosemite's El Capitan without ropes.

      • HEAVEN AND EARTH IN CHINESE ART

        A veritable treasure trove of Chinese art comes to Australia for the first time.

      • MESSINA: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

        Watch 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' with a Wes Anderson-inspired Gelato Messina dessert in-hand.

      • SKATE KITCHEN

        Focusing on an all-female skateboarding crew, Skate Kitchen makes all the right moves.

      • STORM BOY

        This classic Australian tale returns to the big screen.

      • MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS

        With commanding performances from Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie, this historical drama couldn't feel more relevant today.

      • THE EMPIRE STRIPS BACK

        This OTT burlesque is the all-singing all-stripping 'Star Wars' show you never knew you needed.

      • APEROL AFTERNOONS

        Grab your best mates for afternoon sundowners — these venues are shouting every third cocktail.

      • MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.

        An engaging, warts-and-all look at the personal and professional life of the Sri Lankan-born hip hop star.

      • EIGHTH GRADE

        Comedian Bo Burnham makes his filmmaking debut with this winning coming-of-age flick.

      • SUNSET SESSIONS AT COCKATOO ISLAND

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

      • BORROWED SCENERY

        Campbelltown Arts Centre's first all-female exhibition.

      • AMERICAN EXPRESS OPENAIR CINEMA BONDI 2019

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

      • BLANC DE BLANC ENCORE

        Prepare for a night of fun, frivolity and breathtaking burlesque.

      • SUMMER NIGHT MARKET 2019

        This time round, the market will welcome 60-plus stallholders, live music and art to celebrate the precinct's immersive new installation.

      • BELVOIR THEATRE 25A 2019

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

      • CHATSWOOD YEAR OF THE PIG FESTIVAL

        A three-week festival of food, floats and free flicks celebrating Chinese New Year.

      • TOMATO FESTIVAL 2019

        A two-day festival dedicated to the best tomatoes in town.

      • SUNSET CINEMA NORTH SYDNEY

        Settle in for an al fresco screening of 'Cool Runnings' or 'Holmes & Watson'.

      • DIRTY MARTINI CLUB

        $10 dirty martinis, once a month.

      • SUGAR REPUBLIC

        This pop-up dessert museum will have 12 dessert-filled rooms, a retro candy store and a sweet-themed cafe.

      • AMERICAN EXPRESS TWILIGHT AT TARONGA 2019

        Pack a picnic and spend an eve at the zoo with the musical legends of your choice — including Vera Blue, Xavier Rudd, The Whitlams and the Hoodoo Gurus.

      • ST GEORGE OPENAIR CINEMA 2019

        Sydney's most stunning outdoor cinema is back with food from Chiswick and spectacular panoramic views of the city.

      • CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

        Roald Dahl's sugar-dusted tale will come to the Sydney stage in 2019.

      • MARY POPPINS RETURNS

        Everyone's favourite magical nanny is back in this charming sequel, with Emily Blunt leading the charge in a most delightful way.

      • MOV'IN BED CINEMA 2018

        Sydney's outdoor bed cinema is back — with blow-up beds, blankies and bottomless popcorn.

      • COLD WAR

        The latest film from 'Ida' director Pawel Pawlikowski is a melancholic post-war masterpiece.

      • THE FAVOURITE

        This historical comedy from filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos is a savage, acerbic delight.

      • BRETT WHITELEY: DRAWING IS EVERYTHING

        See a new side to this revered Australian artist.

      • VICE

        Christian Bale is a sight to behold in a political comedy that unfortunately favours style over substance.

      • AQUAMAN

        Jason Momoa charms in this special effects-laden superhero blockbuster.

      • MASTERS OF MODERN ART X CHISWICK AT THE GALLERY

        Sip a Monet-inspired cocktail before coming face-to-face with his celebrated works.

      • STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

        Step back into mid-20th century Sydney with Sydney Living Museum's street photography retrospective.

      • MOONLIGHT CINEMA 2018–19

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

      • NICK CAVE: UNTIL

        The largest solo presentation for Carriageworks to date features five tonnes of crystals, beads and found objects suspended in the air.

      • MUSEUM OF THE MOON

        A giant floating sculpture of the moon, complete with NASA imagery on its surface, will take over Scienceworks.

      • WHALES | TOHORA

        An immersive exhibition of the world's largest animals at the Australian Museum.

      • PLANTS WITH BITE

        The Royal Botanic Garden's killer new exhibition features 25,000 carnivorous plants.

      • MAYBE FRANK POP-UP

        One of Sydney's best pizzerias pops up by the beach for summer.

      • SUNSET CINEMA WOLLONGONG

        Settle in for an al fresco screening of 'Spice World' or 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • AFTRS SUMMER INTENSIVES

        Take a step towards fulfilling your dream of being a filmmaker, documentarian or radio presenter with these five-day intensive courses.

      • 'STAR WARS' IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION

        Coming to Australia for the first time, this exhibit features 200 original objects from the 'Star Wars' series.

      • THE LOCK IN

        An 80s-themed immersive theatre experience and escape room set in small-town Indiana.

      • PATRICIA PICCININI AND JOY HESTER: THROUGH LOVE…

        Piccinini's works new and old will be displayed alongside pieces by one of her key influence, the late Melbourne artist Joy Hester.

      • ESCHER X NENDO: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

        The NGV's summer blockbuster will bring together the Dutch artist and Japanese design studio to create an immersive exhibition of optical illusions.

      • DAVID GOLDBLATT: PHOTOGRAPHS 1948–2018

        An Australian-first retrospective of the famed South African photographer's work.

      • MASTERS OF MODERN ART FROM THE HERMITAGE

        Artworks by Monet, Matisse, Picasso and more are travelling from Russia to Sydney for the AGNSW's latest exhibition.

      • MANDELA MY LIFE: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION

        A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.

      • ZERO

        MONA's immersive ode to the radical artists of post-war Germany.

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