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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

Track down a beer-spiked burger, eat a charitable lamington and catch a Wes Anderson flick for free.
By Concrete Playground
July 16, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

    Track down a beer-spiked burger, eat a charitable lamington and catch a Wes Anderson flick for free.
    By Concrete Playground
    July 16, 2018
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      • SPACEMAKERS AND ROOMSHAKERS

        The AGNSW revives some of its favourite large-scale works, including aromatic towers and rooms filled with thousands of balls.

      • MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN

        Another round of ABBA hits inspires this musical sequel, which benefits from new additions to the cast.

      • THE GLUTEN FREE SERIES

        Learn how to whip up wheat-free pizza and pasta.

      • STILY X STEFAN SIMCHOWITZ

        The 'Patron Satan' of the art world is staging an unorthodox exhibition in Sydney — and it's launching with free bubbly.

      • 8BIT X YOUNG HENRYS

        The two have teamed up to create a limited-edition beer-spiked burger, and are celebrating with a party.

      • ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

        With a self-contained storyline and plenty of laughs, Ant-Man and The Wasp is the perfect follow-up to the chaos of Infinity War.

      • MARY SHELLEY

        The story behind the world's greatest horror story, anchored by a brilliant lead performance.

      • BENNELONG LAMINGTON DRIVE

        All proceeds from lamingtons sold will be donated to suicide prevention charity R U OK?

      • FREE 'ISLE OF DOGS' SCREENING

        A dog-friendly screening of Wes Anderson's doggone delight.

      • BONDI FEAST 2018

        A winter pop-up festival celebrating theatre, comedy, food, music and art at Bondi Pavilion.

      • BEAT THE BOTTLE PARRAMATTA

        Dance to Purple Sneakers DJs as you help rid Sydney's waterways of plastic bottles.

      • SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        A dark and eerie lineup features a chilling recreation of a mass shooting and a gothic interpretation of a folk tale.

      • SYMPOSIUM

        A new free underground arts and music night taking place every Sunday.

      • MINI MEOW MARKET

        With cat art, cat merchandise, cat-themed foods — and real-life cats for cuddling, too.

      • 7 WEEKS OF KEVIN

        Celebrate The Grounds of Alexandria's resident pig and his accomplishments.

      • ART AFTER HOURS: FABORIGINAL

        An art game show hosted by comedian Steven Oliver as part of the gallery's NAIDOC Week celebrations.

      • ADRIFT

        Putting in a committed and spirited performance, Shailene Woodley does her best to keep this unremarkable disaster drama afloat.

      • SUN XUN

        One of China's emerging artists heads to the MCA for a short residency with a 40-metre-long artwork in tow.

      • CHRISTMAS IN JULY AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, SYDNEY

        Celebrate Christmas early with a spread of holiday favourites.

      • GREEN ON RED

        Three Indigenous Australian women showcase their multidisciplinary work at Redfern's The Bearded Tit.

      • SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO

        This sequel looks the part but lacks the humanity of its predecessor.

      • PIZZERIA BEDDIA POP-UP

        One of America's best pizza joints is popping up in Bondi this July.

      • SPIRIT OF THE WILD

        Experience the great outdoors without leaving the city.

      • BOTTOMLESS MEZE AND WINE

        Balmain stalwart Efendy is pairing Turkish fare with bottomless wine every Wednesday and Thursday night.

      • PARRAMATTA WINTERLIGHT 2018

        Parramatta's epic winter ice park returns.

      • FOXTROT

        The long-awaited second effort from Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz proves an astonishing exploration of grief and war.

      • 40 YEARS OF LOVE

        A flamboyant inflatable art installation to celebrate the anniversary of Mardi Gras.

      • BROTHERS' NEST

        Shane and Clayton Jacobson are back with a blacker-than-black comedy-thriller that's as far away from Kenny as you can get.

      • WINTERLAND NORTH SYDNEY

        Celebrate winter with ice skating and carnival rides in North Sydney.

      • BONDI ICE SKATING

        The famed beach will be icy in more ways than one when an ice skating rink pops up this winter.

      • INCREDIBLES 2

        Pixar's superhero family returns in a worthy sequel to the 2004 hit.

      • THIS SOUNDS LIKE SCIENCE: MUSIC AND MENTAL HEALTH

        A lunchtime discussion on music and mental health.

      • DISOBEDIENCE

        Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in this nuanced tale of romance and religion.

      • VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE LUNCH AT SAKé

        A lavish feast with free-flowing pink bubbles.

      • DANIEL BUREN: LIKE CHILD'S PLAY

        Let your inner child run free at Carriageworks' new geometric art exhibition.

      • CHISWICK'S WINTER WINE TASTING SERIES

        The Woollahra restaurant will offer complimentary wine tastings this June and July.

      • MESSINA CREATIVE DEPARTMENT TRUFFLE DEGUSTATIONS

        Messina is hosting a series of seven-course truffle degustations.

      • UPGRADE

        Australian writer-director Leigh Whannell draws upon a wealth of sci-fi influences for this enjoyably schlocky cyberpunk action-thriller.

      • THE PERFECT MATCH

        Winter weather, three courses and matching whisky.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT DUMPLINGS AND LIVE JAZZ

        Devour an unlimited supply of tasty parcels every Wednesday and Friday.

      • WINTERFEST AT LUNA PARK SYDNEY

        Wintry fun for kids, both big and small.

      • SUNRISE AT THE HOUSE

        Get up early for sunrise yoga in the stunning foyer of the Opera House's Concert Hall.

      • DANCE MEMORY

        A no-judgement dance class in Surry Hills' new rooftop fitness centre.

      • THREDBO X TINDER WEEK

        Swap the textbooks for six days on the slopes with nightly themed after-parties.

      • TRAMSHEDS GROWERS MARKETS

        A new Sunday market packed with local produce and masterclasses.

      • SKATING AT SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2018

        The CBD's winter wonderland returns.

      • CORONA SUNSETS PRESENTS POOLSIDE APRES

        Watch the sun set over the Snowy Mountains with an icy cold beer in hand.

      • MICRO | MACRO

        Ryoji Ikeda's new Carriageworks installations explore the intersection of art and science — on both atomic and cosmic scales.

      • DOWN FOR GOOD LAUGHS

        Della Hyde is launching a new comedy night — and tickets are only ten bucks.

      • SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS 2018

        The three-day festival will this year bring Kendrick, Lorde and Vampire Weekend to North Byron Parklands.

      • BIOTA'S GATHER AND COOK ADVENTURES

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

      • THE WIZARD'S BRUNCH

        A Harry Potter-themed feast in the 'Great Hall' for muggles.

      • BATHURST WINTER FESTIVAL 2018

        A winter wonderland in the Central Tablelands.

      • THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME

        The Olivier and Tony Award-winning production makes its way to Sydney.

      • OCEAN'S 8

        This gender-swapped entry in the Ocean's franchise features a sparkling cast but is lacking in drama.

      • HEREDITARY

        Toni Collette stars in this fist-clenching, teeth-grinding horror film.

      • JE T'AIME DATE NIGHTS

        Your new mid-week date night in Surry Hills.

      • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

        Focussed, fun and faithful to the lore, Solo is a worthy and entertaining expansion of the Star Wars universe.

      • IGLOOS ON THE PIER

        Transparent 'igloos' have popped up at Pier One — and one of them has a hot tub.

      • BLACK BETTY BBQ

        Devour true American-style barbecue in this inner west beer garden.

      • ANIME ARCHITECTURE

        Explore the process behind transforming hand-drawn cityscapes into big-screen backdrops in your favourite Japanese anime films.

      • BLACK CAT TRUFFLE HUNT AND TASTING

        Sniff out winter's finest culinary treasure.

      • SNOWSHOE TO FONDUE

        How far would you go for cheese?

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

        The Spanish artist's 1930s etchings come to the National Gallery of Australia.

      • WONDERLAND

        Go down the rabbit hole at ACMI's world-first interactive 'Alice in Wonderland' exhibition.

      • SYDNEY VEGAN MARKET

        100 percent animal free.

      • MOMA AT NGV: 130 YEARS OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

        Over 200 modern and contemporary masterpieces from New York's MoMA have come to Australia for the very first time in this epic display.

      • RAMEN X BURGERS WINTER POP-UP

        Bondi's Blanca Bar will be hawking a Japanese-inspired menu for winter.

      • ARCHIBALD, WYNNE AND SULMAN PRIZES 2018

        See Yvette Coppersmith's winning portrait along with a slew of other notable works.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT TACO TUESDAY

        Feast on unlimited tacos for $25 — while drinking a $12 margarita.

      • SATURDAY BREAKFAST AT FRED'S

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

      • KITTYHAWK JAZZ NIGHTS

        Party like it's 1944 at the CBD bar's live jazz sessions every Thursday and Saturday.

      • 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.

      • THE SLEEPER AWAKES

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

      • SMASH BROTHERS POP-UP

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

      • REAL BODIES THE EXHIBITION

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

      • FREE WEEKLY PILATES

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

      • PAPER BIRD WEEKEND BRUNCH

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

      • SUPERIOR FRIDAYS

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

      • THE ROCKS FRIDAY FOODIE MARKETS

        Why wait for the weekend to get your market fix?

      • ZERO

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

      • MCA LIGHTS ON LATER

        Get to know the MCA after hours.

      • 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.

      • 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.

      • SUNDAY BITES

        Food and fashion with a Middle Eastern flourish.

      • AFTERS

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

      • CONTEMPORARY ART 101 @ ARTEREAL

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

      • 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.

      • 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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