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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
November 11, 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
November 11, 2019
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pain and Glory

    Pedro Almodovar asks Antonio Banderas to step into his fictionalised shoes in this highly personal drama — and the results are revelatory.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Irishman

    Thanks to the combined talents of Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, this decades-spanning gangster epic proves a weighty knockout.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Christmas Infinity Rooms

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

  • Food & Drink

    Grifter Bar Shout

    Three full hours of free beer in celebration of The Warren View Hotel's relaunch.

  • Design & Style

    Hawkeye Vintage Luxe Sale

    Score discount vintage Gucci, Chanel, Dior and more at this big Paddington sale.

  • Food & Drink

    Fantastaco Sunday Sessions

    Celebrating a year of Tex-Mex bites with two hours of endless tacos.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Dirty Greens

    Alibi is serving up all-vegan American diner favourites for cheap in November — expect $10 burgers, $5 hot dogs and $1 mac 'n' cheese balls.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Opera Bar $1 Oysters

    Enjoy freshly shucked seafood for pocket change all throughout November

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brittany Runs a Marathon

    Jillian Bell puts her heart, soul and gift for witty quips into this hilarious and highly relatable feel-good comedy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Terminator: Dark Fate

    Between the action and the iconic characters, the latest 'Terminator' sequel feels very familiar — but that's not a bad thing.

  • 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

    Rise 'N Brine

    Pickle beers, pickleback slushies, pickle eating competitions and pickled food at The Oxford Tavern

  • Arts & Entertainment

    After the Wedding

    Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams are spectacular in this engrossing remake of a Danish Oscar nominee.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blinded by the Light

    Inspired by a Bruce Springsteen superfan, this jukebox-style music flick turns The Boss's hits into a predictable but pleasant coming-of-age tale.

  • Food & Drink

    Ragu Turns 9

    This CBD Italian spot is serving up a month of birthday specials, including $9 pasta and $1 wines.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Deadhouse: Tales of Sydney Morgue

    Head underground to watch true crime, history and drama collide in the return of 'Deadhouse'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ready or Not

    A bride plays a murderous game of hide and seek with her bloodthirsty new in-laws in this entertaining horror-comedy, which serves up bumps, jumps, laughs and vicious satire.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Film Festival 2019

    Sydney's annual celebration of Japanese cinema returns.

  • Food & Drink

    MCA x Patrón Pop-Up

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

  • Food & Drink

    $10 Seasonal Snacks

    Drop into one of Sydney's best beer bars for a feed that won't break the bank.

  • Food & Drink

    Raki Dinner with Bottomless Meze

    Learn more about (and sip plenty of) Turkey's aniseed-flavoured spirit over endless meze plates.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Zombieland: Double Tap

    Covering similar territory to the original, this zombie sequel just manages to justify its existence — but the best material comes from its new cast members.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Despite its great cast, this dark fairytale fantasy is muddled and overblown with screensaver-like special effects.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    R&B Fridays 2019

    Janet Jackson, Brandy and The Black Eyed Peas will lead the throwback show of your teenage dreams.

  • Food & Drink

    Inner West Beer Fest

    Celebrate the best of Sydney's craft brewing scene — and beyond.

  • 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

    MINI British Film Festival 2019

    Geek out on Helen Mirren movies, watch whistleblower Keira Knightley and find out what Ken Loach thinks of the gig economy.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Espresso Martini Express

    Kick-start your night out with a round of caffeinated cocktails — for free.

  • 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.

  • 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

    Papaya Highballs at Scout

    Level-up your date night with a new take on the Johnnie Walker highball from one of the world's best bartenders.

  • Food & Drink

    Highballs and Bites at Icebergs

    Enjoy this summery take on the classic Johnnie Walker highball with million-dollar ocean views.

  • 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

    Highballs and Bagels at Maybe Sammy

    Maybe Sammy's bespoke Johnnie Walker highball takes whisky to the next level.

  • 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

    Design Canberra Festival 2019

    Explore more than 150 (mostly free) events across the nation's capital.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Shutter Island Experience

    Explore a historic quarantine station, solve a mystery and pretend you're in this twisty Martin Scorsese movie.

  • Food & Drink

    Western Australia Gourmet Escape

    The world's most famed chefs and wine experts are coming Down Under.

  • Design & Style

    Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise

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

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Vegan Market

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

  • Food & Drink

    Brunch With...

    Since I Left You's monthly brunch session sees a different artist curating the tunes, food and (bottomless) cocktails.

  • 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

    Glamping in the Garden 2019

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

  • 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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