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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
April 15, 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
    April 15, 2019
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      • ROSA CIENFUEGOS AT SAUCE

        One of Sydney's best Mexican spots is setting up shop in Marrickville for the long weekend.

      • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

        Thirty years in the making, Terry Gilliam's madcap epic finally makes its way to cinemas — and it's a loony ride.

      • $10 MOVIE TICKETS AT DENDY CINEMAS

        Head to the movies for a tenner over the Easter long weekend.

      • THE AFTERMATH

        Sparks might fly between Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård, but this wartime romance feels finished before it starts.

      • LITTLE

        This age-swap comedy is hardly original, but it boasts a standout performance from its young star.

      • MORO SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019

        This year, the festival showcases films from both Spain and Latin America — and 11 of them are by female filmmakers.

      • SYDNEY FISH MARKET EASTER EGG-STENDED TRADING

        One of the world's largest fish markets turns it up a notch in the lead-up to Easter.

      • BAR PATRON WEEKEND LUNCH

        Enjoy two hours of Mexican bites, margaritas and bubbly this weekend.

      • ROSETTA SATURDAY LONG LUNCH

        Enjoy a luxurious long lunch with unlimited drinks at this sophisticated spot.

      • FREE FLOW: BLACK COFFEE DAY

        BYO cup and fill it to the brim with Single O’s new on-tap coffee — without spending a cent.

      • ROCKPOOL DINING GROUP'S $25 BAR MEALS

        Snag a cheap meal — and a wine or cocktail — at the likes of Rockpool Bar & Grill, Saké and Bar Patrón.

      • VERVE — THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

        Three choreographers, one explosive performance.

      • RAINBOW DESSERT LANE

        The Grounds of Alexandria will turn into an after-dark dessert market on Friday and Saturday nights this month.

      • WE LOVE TARANTINO FILM SERIES

        For three months, the Ritz pays tribute to one distinctive director.

      • GALVESTON

        Elle Fanning and Ben Foster shine in this twisty crime thriller from actor-turned-director Mélanie Laurent

      • MID90S

        Jonah Hill makes an impressive directorial debut with this nostalgic, naturalistic skateboarding drama.

      • PET SEMATARY

        The Stephen King horror novel returns to the big screen in this by-the-numbers remake.

      • SHAZAM!

        Shazam! is the kind of carefree superhero film that reinvigorates the fantasy of actually *being* a superhero.

      • KAHLUA HOUR

        Fourteen Sydney bars are doing half-price espresso martinis each Friday in April.

      • DESTROYER

        Featuring an almost unrecognisable Nicole Kidman, this gritty Los Angeles noir is both a scorching character study and a gripping action movie.

      • US

        After winning an Oscar for Get Out, Jordan Peele returns with another masterful and unsettling horror movie.

      • THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

        The toy-to-film franchise returns, but buries a fantastic message in all-too familiar packaging.

      • JAMIE'S ITALIAN $50 LONG LUNCH

        You'll get snacks, a big bowl of pasta, dessert and all the prosecco you can drink — all for a pineapple.

      • EASTER AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, SYDNEY

        Hop along to cocktail-fuelled high tea set in a whimsical Easter garden.

      • SWIMMING WITH MEN

        This British synchronised swimming comedy paddles blandly through formulaic waters.

      • FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

        Based on the true tale of WWE wrestler Paige and produced by The Rock, this big-hearted crowd-pleaser packs an emotional punch.

      • MUDDY MANIA

        Kingsleys Woolloomooloo is celebrating mud crab season with a month of dirt cheap crustaceans.

      • BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS — BELVOIR

        The smash hit, told through a series of original rock songs, returns for an encore season.

      • THE NATIONAL 2019: NEW AUSTRALIAN ART

        This major three-gallery exhibition will feature work from 65 contemporary artists across the AGNSW, the MCA and Carriageworks.

      • SCULPTURE AT SCENIC WORLD 2019

        An outdoor exhibition in an ancient rainforest.

      • CANOWINDRA INTERNATIONAL BALLOON CHALLENGE 2019

        Watch the sky come alive with balloons.

      • BAD FRIDAY

        For its huge tenth year, this Good Friday block party is bigger and better than ever.

      • 1000 DOORS

        The eerie and endless labyrinth of doors from the duo behind 'House of Mirrors' heads to Bendigo.

      • I'M WITH HER — BLUESFEST SIDESHOW

        Three voices, one instrument.

      • DAVID GRAY BLUESFEST SIDESHOW

        The UK singer-songwriter is marking the release of his 11th studio album with a tour Down Under.

      • BLUESFEST SIDESHOWS

        17 music legends, ten days.

      • DIRTY MARTINI CLUB

        $10 dirty martinis, once a month.

      • WEST SIDE STORY — HANDA OPERA ON SYDNEY HARBOUR

        The classic Broadway tale of star-crossed lovers hits Harbour's floating stage.

      • CARTOGRAPHICA: SYDNEY ON THE MAP

        Explore the beautiful historical maps of Sydney.

      • SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER

        Bill Nighy stars in this melancholy and moving exploration of grief, embracing the future and Scrabble.

      • HOTEL MUMBAI

        This harrowing drama recreates the real-life 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, with Dev Patel and Armie Hammer among the cast.

      • EVERYBODY KNOWS

        Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem put in excellent performances in this purposefully familiar drama from A Separation director Asghar Farhadi.

      • WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2019

        Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are coming to Sydney.

      • CAPTAIN MARVEL

        Marvel's first film about a female superhero feels like a wasted opportunity.

      • THE GUILTY

        Set in a police call centre and making the most of its single location, this gripping Danish thriller doesn't disappoint.

      • KING OF THIEVES

        The biggest robbery in British history makes for dull, formulaic viewing in this star-studded affair.

      • JANET LAURENCE: AFTER NATURE

        In the first major survey of the Sydney artist's work, the MCA explores the link between all living creatures in an installation that's equal parts science lab and art exhibition.

      • HOT BLOOD

        An unapologetically bold exhibition about everything from sexual desire and bodily frailty to psychedelia and spiritual ecstasy.

      • STAN & OLLIE

        An affectionate tribute to two comedy icons, complete with pitch-perfect performances from Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly.

      • DELFINO APERITIVO 2019

        Sample snacks from some of Australia's best chefs at The Dolphin.

      • AUTUMN HARVEST LUNCH

        A weekly Sunday feast hosted in Paramount Recreation Club's lush rooftop garden.

      • NEON GODS

        A free film series celebrating the trailblazing directors of contemporary Chinese cinema.

      • HEAVEN AND EARTH IN CHINESE ART

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

      • BELVOIR THEATRE 25A 2019

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

      • SUGAR REPUBLIC

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

      • STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

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

      • 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.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

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

      • RONE: EMPIRE

        A multi-sensory decaying world by Melbourne street artist Rone — set in a deserted 1930s mansion.

      • 'STAR WARS' IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION

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

      • SECOND SIGHT: WITCHCRAFT, RITUAL, POWER

        This magical exhibition explores different perspectives on sorcery and witchcraft.

      • ZERO

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

      • THE KRYSTYNA CAMPBELL-PRETTY FASHION GIFT

        Featuring over 150 haute couture pieces from some of the world's most iconic fashion houses.

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