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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

Float over the countryside in a hot air balloon, sip wine at a northern beaches festival and catch a flick at the Spanish Film Festival.
By Concrete Playground
April 16, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

    Float over the countryside in a hot air balloon, sip wine at a northern beaches festival and catch a flick at the Spanish Film Festival.
    By Concrete Playground
    April 16, 2018
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      • SILY SESSIONS

        Live music, cocktails and a table of antipasti eats in the Since I Left You courtyard.

      • REAL BODIES THE EXHIBITION

        When we say real, we mean it — this display features 20 preserved human bodies and over 200 anatomical specimens.

      • CHAUKA, PLEASE TELL US THE TIME

        The MCA is screening this haunting documentary shot by a Manus Island detainee from behind the bars of his prison.

      • THE PARTY

        This brief social satire is packed with scathing humour and boasts an absolutely stellar cast.

      • IRISH FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        The five-day event will focus on the Northern Ireland peace process, 20 years on.

      • THIEVERY'S BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH BANQUET

        Glebe's Middle Eastern eatery has jumped on the brunch train — and we're on-board for breakfast baba and bellinis.

      • TASTE OF THAILAND FOOD FESTIVAL

        Take a mini-trip to Northern Thailand this April.

      • THE SLEEPER AWAKES

        White Rabbit's new exhibition explores the contradictory complexities of life in present-day China.

      • PHILODENDRON SAFARI PARTY INDOOR PLANT SALE

        Fill your home with new green babies from this warehouse sale.

      • SMASH BROTHERS POP-UP

        Blow off some steam by going to town on some satisfyingly smashable items.

      • SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        This year's 25-film program features Guillermo del Toro's previous Oscar winner and Javier Bardem as Pablo Escobar.

      • THE DEATH OF STALIN

        The latest film from the man behind The Thick of It and Veep is a provocative Soviet comedy with plenty of modern parallels.

      • A QUIET PLACE

        Directed by John Krasinski and starring a formidable Emily Blunt, this almost entirely dialogue-free horror flick speaks volumes.

      • CUCKOO CALLAY'S BACON OOZE FESTIVAL

        An all-bacon menu is taking over the Newtown and Surry Hills cafes for 12 weeks.

      • DHARAWAL NATIONAL PARK AUTUMN SERIES SENSORY WALKS

        A nature tour that makes use of more than just your eyes.

      • HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS?

        An insightful and involving look at the career, impact and enigma of "Brissie's Banksy".

      • A WRINKLE IN TIME

        This big-thinking, big-hearted sci-fi adventure boasts gorgeous visuals and a giant-sized Oprah, but it's definitely a kids' flick.

      • ISLE OF DOGS

        Wes Anderson's latest film is a doggone delight, complete with gorgeous stop-motion animation and a vibrant all-star voice cast.

      • FREE WEEKLY PILATES

        The Potts Point classes are happening every Wednesday for the rest of the year.

      • BATCH FESTIVAL

        An inaugural theatre festival showcasing fresh, edgy talent.

      • PAPER BIRD WEEKEND BRUNCH

        Start your weekend off with Korean bloody marys, pork katsu sandwiches and Single O coffee.

      • THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE

        Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki crafts an amusing and earnest look at Europe's refugee crisis.

      • UNCORKED AVALON 2018

        Taste the Hunter Valley's best wines and artisanal goodies without having to drive the whole way there.

      • 10X10 SYDNEY

        Part charity event, part cocktail party.

      • PORCELAIN CASTING AND MOULD MAKING WORKSHOPS WITH MILLY DENT

        Get your hands dirty with some porcelain casting.

      • BIOTA'S GATHER AND COOK ADVENTURES

        Head down to the Southern Highlands to spend a day foraging for a lunchtime campfire feast.

      • MEAN GIRLS BRUNCH

        Just like the word "fetch", someone is trying to make this happen.

      • SCULPTURE AT SCENIC WORLD

        An outdoor exhibition in an ancient rainforest.

      • CANOWINDRA INTERNATIONAL BALLOON CHALLENGE

        Watch the sky come alive with balloons.

      • SYDNEY VEGAN MARKET

        100 percent animal free.

      • PACIFIC RIM UPRISING

        It's not nearly as thoughtful as the original film, but at least the action scenes are entertaining.

      • LA BOHEME ON SYDNEY HARBOUR — HANDA OPERA

        It's not just an opera, it's an extravaganza – with fireworks and falling snow.

      • SUPERIOR FRIDAYS

        Superior Burger will take up weekly residency at Camperdown's Deus Cafe.

      • MURPHY

        A dazzling retrospective of choreographer Graeme Murphy's 50-year long career.

      • THE ROCKS FRIDAY FOODIE MARKETS

        Why wait for the weekend to get your market fix?

      • THE LADY AND THE UNICORN X CHISWICK AT THE GALLERY

        Food meets art at this dining series happening inside the Art Gallery of NSW.

      • MCA LIGHTS ON LATER

        Get to know the MCA after hours.

      • ESPRESSO MARTINI POP-UP

        A three-month pop-up dedicated to everyone's favourite caffeinated cocktail.

      • AI WEIWEI: LAW OF THE JOURNEY

        The controversial Chinese artist has installed a 60-metre-long inflatable boat on Cockatoo Island as a confronting comment on the global refugee crisis.

      • THE MERCY

        This dramatic true story is a film of two halves, but there's enough that works to keep it afloat.

      • GLAMPING IN THE GARDEN

        This glamping retreat Is located in a stunning 160-acre garden outside Sydney.

      • 21ST BIENNALE OF SYDNEY

        Ai Weiwei will install a 60-metre-long inflatable boat on Cockatoo Island.

      • STAR OF BOMBAY MARTINI TROLLEY

        A theatrical martini service inside Eau de Vie.

      • SUNRISE ON THE STEPS 2018

        Get up early for sunrise yoga on the Sydney Opera House steps.

      • LUNA PARK ROOFTOP CINEMA 2018

        Watch a film from the only autumn cinema with a view across Sydney Harbour.

      • MARIMEKKO: DESIGN ICON 1951 TO 2018

        Bendigo Art Gallery is hosting an exhibition honouring the world-renowned textile label.

      • THE BOOK OF MORMON

        It's Sydney's time to get in on the crass magnum opus from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

      • CAN CAVA'S SUNDAY FUNDAY

        Draw out the last licks of the weekend with $10 cocktails and five-buck glasses of cava, wine and beer.

      • CONTAINED

        A pop-up restaurant, bar and boutique hotel on Cockatoo Island.

      • CHINATOWN NIGHT MARKETS

        Browse stalls of knickknacks, eat till your heart's content, then check out the illuminated street art.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT YUM CHA

        Eat away the excesses of the night before with a $30 feast.

      • KINGS CROSS WEEKEND MARKETS

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

      • PADDINGTON MARKETS

        Find original wares by local designers and makers, international food stalls and live music.

      • CRAB RACING AT FRIEND IN HAND HOTEL

        Cold beers and left-of-centre entertainment.

      • WEDNESDAY FLIGHT NIGHT

        Spend your Wednesdays sampling whisky and cheese at Eau de Vie.

      • SOCAL BOTTOMLESS ROSé

        Wine-lovers unite.

      • MOYA'S FREE JAZZ NIGHT

        Spend your Sunday evening with $10 negronis and free jazz.

      • SUNDAY BITES

        Food and fashion with a Middle Eastern flourish.

      • AFTERS

        Club 77's weekly club 'night' that kicks off at 5am.

      • FUTURE PARK

        Eight futuristic interactive installations, including a glowing ball orchestra and a town sketched by exhibition-goers.

      • CONTEMPORARY ART 101 @ ARTEREAL

        For anyone who ever stood in a contemporary art gallery and thought "I just don't get it".

      • BUSBY'S POP-UP BAR

        The Royal Botanic Garden's pop-up gin bar.

      • SUNDAY JAZZ

        Chill out with a spot of Sunday afternoon jazz at The East Sydney Hotel.

      • PADDY'S NIGHT FOOD MARKETS

        A weekly Saturday night food truck market in Sydney's west.

      • BLACKTOWN MARKETS

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

      • GLEBE MARKETS

        Glebe's weekly go-to for pre-loved fashion, vinyl records and freshly made limeade.

      • TRAMSHEDS ARTISAN LANE SUNDAY MARKETS

        A new European-inspired Sunday food market.

      • YOGA AT POCKET CITY FARMS

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

      • EQ VILLAGE MARKETS

        Get your weekly shop from local growers and producers.

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