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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

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By Concrete Playground
August 15, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    'The Afterlight' Screening and In-Conversation Session

    This new film only exists as a single 35mm print, which deteriorates at each and every screening until it will completely fade away.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    6 Festivals

    This lively Australian drama hops between local music fests — and will make you want to go to one ASAP.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Princess

    Solely compiled from archival footage, this expertly edited documentary about Diana, Princess of Wales and her treatment by the media would make a gripping double feature with ‘Spencer’.

  • Food & Drink

    Rosa's Taco Journeys

    Rosa Cienfuegos is presenting six of her favourite varieties of tacos across six weeks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MIFF Play 2022

    Can't make it to MIFF in-person? Keen to fit more movies into your day? This year's Melbourne International Film Festival is streaming 77 films over two and a half weeks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde — Sydney Theatre Company

    This spellbinding gothic mystery arrives at the Roslyn Packer Theatre from the acclaimed team behind 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nope

    After ‘Get Out’ and ‘Us’, Jordan Peele adds another bold, intelligent, eerie and supremely entertaining horror masterpiece to his resume.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Tumbalong Park Winter Festival

    Winter igloos, pop-up bars, food stalls and a live set from Murray Cook's Soul Movers will be taking over Tumbalong Park.

  • Food & Drink

    Tight Tuesday Food Freebies for Students

    Broadway Shopping Centre is giving out 100 free meals to students every Tuesday for the next three months.

  • Food & Drink

    Sake Month

    Nakano Darling, Tachinomi YP and Yakitori Yurippi are celebrating all things sake with limited-time set menus this winter.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Meat Wednesdays

    Feast your way through unlimited pork belly, chicken schnitzels, chicken wings and German sausages.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Murder Party

    If ‘Amelie’ and ‘Knives Out’ combined, the end result would look like this candy-coloured French whodunnit.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bullet Train

    Brad Pitt's charisma, scene-stealing supporting players and spectacular stunt choreography help this assassins-on-a-train action-comedy mostly prove a blast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Being Together: Parramatta Yearbook

    This free exhibition sees artist Cherine Fahd capture the people, communities and stories of Parramatta, thanks to a series of pop-up portrait studios.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Whitefella Yella Tree — Griffin Theatre Company

    This 19th-century First Nations love story from award-winning playwright Dylan Van Den Berg arrives for its inaugural season at Griffin Theatre Company.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Seafood School's Spring Classes

    O Tama Carey and Danielle Alvarez are among the fantastic Sydney chefs taking part of this longstanding culinary school's spring experiences.

  • Food & Drink

    YCK Front & Centre

    This inner-city nightlife precinct is hosting a series of more than 50 events championing female and non-binary talent in hospitality and creative industries.

  • Food & Drink

    Lobster & Co at Runaway Gardens

    Head to First Fleet Park to tuck into two different types of lobster rolls — plus truffle fries and glasses of champagne.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Full Time

    This French standout turns a single mother and five-star hotel chambermaid's hectic daily routine into a relentless thriller.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival 2022

    These babies only bloom for two weeks of the year — don't miss them.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Waterfront Whale Tales

    A six-kilometre whale tail sculpture trail is popping up along Sydney's Western Harbour waterfront.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Forgiven

    This thorny satirical drama benefits from Ralph Fiennes at his best, playing a loathsome wealthy Londoner holidaying in Morocco and immersed in a tragedy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Australia on Celluloid

    As part of its 85th birthday celebrations, the Ritz is spending a year screening iconic Australian films on 35mm.

  • Food & Drink

    Hot Chocolate Festival At Home 2022

    Get creative hot chocolate flavours delivered to your door.

  • Design & Style

    ESSE Studios at The Edit Collection Pop-Up

    Because shopping should always be a VIP experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Georgia Mooney's Supergroup

    This 'Spicks and Specks' and 'Rockwiz'-style live variety show is hitting the Factory Theatre for two big nights.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ultra Unreal

    Featuring work by six artists and collectives, this multi-sensory new MCA exhibition blends myths and reality to ponder possible futures.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The World Is a Vampire: A Bloody Shiraz Gin & Film Festival

    Sink your teeth into a feast of vampire-themed flicks while sipping Bloody Shiraz gin cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Korean Film Festival in Australia 2022

    Sydney's annual celebration of Korean cinema is back with the latest film from 'Oldboy' director Park Chan-wook — and the first Korean-language feature by Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda.

  • Food & Drink

    Harbourside Carts at Opera Bar

    Roaming carts will be doing the rounds at Opera Bar throughout July and August, equipped with raclette, s'mores and piping-hot cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Best of Bong Joon-ho

    Check out four stunning movie from the acclaimed South Korean director's filmography — 'Parasite' included.

  • Food & Drink

    Dining Domes at 6HEAD

    These private dining domes for groups of up to six are popping up at waterfront fine diner 6HEAD.

  • Food & Drink

    Pepe's Winter Beach Lodge

    Looking to warm up your winter exploits? Head to Wollongong to lounge in a luxe beachside igloo with Fireball shots and canapés.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jagged Little Pill the Musical

    The 15-time Tony Award-nominee returns to the Theatre Royal Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett

    Come for the no-holds-barred kabarett and stay for the astonishing circus, gender-bending aerial and fire-breathing sideshow.

  • Food & Drink

    The Winery Winter Garden Glamping

    The Winery's leafy al fresco dining area has been given a makeover for winter and features a dreamy glamping tent.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize 2022

    The exhibition showcases the thought-provoking works of 212 creatives, with painting and photography joining sculptural pieces and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Palace Cinemas' $9 Student Saver Day

    The cinema chain is treating students to $9 tickets every Wednesday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Top Dog Film Festival 2022

    Sydney's mini film festival dedicated to dogs is back for another bark.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Feeling 22

    AGNSW is relaunching its huge free cinema program to celebrate 22 years of screenings.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Waranara Tours

    Take a deep dive into First Nations histories and cultures on an expert-guided tour at the Australian Museum.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ryde Wharf Market

    Explore over 70 stalls featuring beautiful local produce, artisanal clothing, homewares and more at this fortnightly Sunday market on the banks of the Parramatta River.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    85 Films in 85 Days

    To celebrate 85 years screening flicks, Randwick's Ritz Cinema is showing 85 movies over 85 days — one for each year, and in order.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Clay Dynasty

    See the evolution of Australian studio ceramics at the Powerhouse Museum with over 400 works by 160 different artists.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    The Broadway hit is finally bringing its all-singing, all-dancing romance to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2022

    See the winners of this year's prizes — then vote for your favourites.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Igloos on the Pier 2022

    Igloos are popping up at Pier One again — and this year, they're surrounded by lit-up cherry blossom trees.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fangirls

    From The Beatles and INXS to One Direction, fangirls are the ones who have kept the light alive for these boy bands.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sound West

    This huge new event will combine a two-day conference at CommBank Stadium with three days of live music all around Greater Western Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Phantom of the Opera — Opera Australia

    The music of the night will croon its way into the Sydney Opera House from August.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    TNT Trivia at Frankie's

    Add some rock 'n' roll to your after-work routine with a trivia, a live band and free beer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022

    Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are now on display in Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter Ramen Club Tour 2022

    Butter's tour of creative ramen dishes is back by popular demand — starting with its OG fried chicken ramen, of course.

  • Food & Drink

    $2 Tacos

    Sydney's Tex-Mex bars are slinging cheap tacos one night a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Big Poppa's Late-Night Dinner Party

    Party until 3am every Sunday night at Big Poppa's.

  • Food & Drink

    Rocker Sundays

    Head to Rocker each Sunday arvo for two hours of free-flowing rose, Sydney rock oysters, cauliflower hummus and live tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Art Pharmacy Installations at The Rocks

    Discover these five public art installations that have popped up in The Rocks.

  • Food & Drink

    About Time Pop-Up Bar

    Sip Frosty Fruit slushies and eat roast lamb damper rolls at this limited-time bar in Sydney's CBD before it's demolished to make room for the new metro line.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stargazing Tour with an Astrophysicist

    Explore the night sky at this astronomical tour in the Blue Mountains.

  • Food & Drink

    Blacktown Markets

    Peruse vintage bric-a-brac while you snack on homemade dim sum in the Skyline Drive-In.

  • Food & Drink

    Fabbrica's Aperitivo Hour

    Knock off work early and treat yourself to $10 cocktails and a selection of fried and sliced bar snacks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eucalyptusdom

    An exhibition of art, science and history examines our changing attitudes to the humble eucalyptus family.

  • Food & Drink

    $1.50 Oyster Hour

    Tuck into cheap, delicious oysters once a week.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jazz at Yulli's Brews

    Get your fix of beer and vegan food over some smooth, free jazz.

  • Food & Drink

    Saturday Breakfast at Fred's

    The Paddington restaurant serves coffee, scones and canelés from 8am, and sells boxes of fresh produce too.

  • Food & Drink

    Kings Cross Weekend Markets

    A weekend morning cornucopia of organic veggies, fruit, cheese and international dishes, plus fashion, homewares, books and more.

  • Design & Style

    Paddington Markets

    Find original wares by local designers, food stalls and a new growers market for fresh produce.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga at Pocket City Farms

    Finally a yoga practice where you can literally touch the earth.

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