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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
October 14, 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
October 14, 2019
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Antenna Documentary Film Festival 2019

    Featuring 50 films over 11 days, including adorable documentaries about dogs, artificial intelligence and aspiring social media stars.

  • Design & Style

    Studio Enti Annual Seconds Sale

    The Darlinghurst studio is helping you prep for the party season with up to 80 percent off ceramics.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Maiden

    This exhilarating documentary captures the highs and lows of a pioneering all-female around-the-world yacht race.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Crows Nest Festival 2019

    Willoughby Road will be lined with 200 stallholders and filled with music for one spring afternoon.

  • 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

    Judy

    Renee Zellweger wears Judy Garland's ruby slippers as if they are her own in this exceptional performance — and she might just win her second Oscar for it.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art 2019

    Strap in for eleven days of installations and performances to chats, workshops and parties.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Film Festival 2019 Classics Program

    Watch free horror classics in the lead up to this year's Japanese Film Festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shake the Rainbow

    A four-day OTT colourful installation with 'Willy Wonka'-inspired scratch-and-sniff wallpaper, pop art classes and free makeup tutorials is taking over the plaza.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guan Wei: MCA Collection

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

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Oktoberfeast

    Run down to the costume shop for a new lederhosen — it's time to drink steins and tuck into bratwursts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hustlers

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gemini Man

    Double the Will Smith can't save this dull action-thriller — nor can its distracting, unconvincing high-tech visuals.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2019

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

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Paddo Ginn Floral Universe

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    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

    The Goldfinch

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

  • 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

    Orange Wine Festival 2019

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

  • Food & Drink

    Red Rock Deli Secret Supper: Giorgio Distefano

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

  • 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

    Taste of Asia

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

  • 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

    Singles Night in the Garden

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

  • Food & Drink

    Highballs and Bagels at Maybe Sammy

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

  • 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.

  • Design & Style

    Garage Sale Trail 2019

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    Rood Food 2019

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

  • Food & Drink

    Rose on the Lawn

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

  • 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

    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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Dead Don't Die

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ad Astra

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Canoes, Champagne and Canapes

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

  • 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

    The Wizard's Cauldron

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

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Random International: Rain Room

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

  • 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

    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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