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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
February 17, 2020
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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
February 17, 2020
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  • Food & Drink

    Margarita Week

    These 19 Sydney restaurants and bars are serving up $10 margaritas all week.

  • Food & Drink

    Pizza Night

    A one-night pizza party with an A-class dough slinger in the kitchen is coming to Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Bottomless Margarita Brunch

    Sip endless margs by the beach at this one-off brunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Richard Jewell

    Exploring the story behind the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games bombing, Clint Eastwood's latest drama champions a hero — but needlessly focuses on a cartoonish villain, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    POOF DOOF Mardi Gras Series

    Get into the Mardi Gras groove at this weekly rave party of queer anthems, drag queens and poolside dancing.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Raclette

    All of the hot melted cheese (and profiteroles) you can stomach every Tuesday and Wednesday night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Emma

    Jane Austen's matchmaker returns to the screen in this dutifully faithful, perfectly palatable yet hardly memorable adaptation.

  • Food & Drink

    Cocktail and Karaoke Nights

    Grab a drink then belt out 'Livin' on a Prayer' — for free.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Beresford Dog Show Mardi Gras Edition 2020

    The Surry Hills pub will be filled with pooches for one Sunday — and all bar profits will be donated to WIRES.

  • Design & Style

    Suitcase Rummage 2020

    Trawl through Sydney's favourite luggage-based trash 'n' treasure.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    For Sama

    Shot on the ground in Aleppo over five years, this award-winning documentary offers a heartbreaking personal perspective on the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn gets her own movie — and this candy-coloured, irreverently upbeat, frenetic and fluid comic-book caper proves both fun and formulaic.

  • Food & Drink

    Simply Hummus Pop-Up Bar

    Darlinghurst's hummus palace is popping up in Bondi for the month of February.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Lighthouse

    After 'The Witch', Robert Eggers returns with another vivid, nightmarish and utterly entrancing horror film — with help from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fantastic Film Festival Australia

    Focusing on genre cinema, Sydney's newest film festival features everything from mutant zombies to grim serial killer flicks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Color Out of Space

    Nicolas Cage gets wild and weird — again — in this kaleidoscopic spectacle of a horror film, which adapts a HP Lovecraft story.

  • Food & Drink

    Cannoli Day

    This out-of-town bakery is serving up Sicilian pastries for $1.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    The speedy bundle of blue fluff makes the leap to the big screen — but fans of the game might be left scratching their heads.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Grudge

    Returning two decades after the original Japanese film — and 16 years since the first forgettable American remake — this curse-driven horror franchise doesn't have much life left in it.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Hidden Life

    Terrence Malick's trademark roving, lyrical visuals prove a perfect fit for this true World War II tale about an Austrian farmer-turned-conscientious objector.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Manly Inflatable Boat Race 2020

    Unleash your inner kidult for charity (and ultimate glory).

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Seberg

    This engaging biopic follows American actress Jean Seberg and her run-ins with the FBI, with Kristen Stewart fantastic as the big-screen icon.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Tacos

    Bar Patron is doing two hours of tacos for just 30 bucks throughout February.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    First-time actor Zack Gottsagen steals the show — and sparks up a warm rapport with Shia LaBeouf — in this kind-hearted road-trip comedy about a wrestling fanatic with Down syndrome.

  • Food & Drink

    Sourfest 2020

    Sip sour beers at this day-long inner west festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hot Summer Nights: A Film + Gin Festival

    Golden Age is hosting a film festival that pairs double features with gin cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    East Village Beach Club

    This Darlo pub's rooftop is serving up tropical slushies and prawn rolls for the rest of summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

    Tom Hanks is pitch-perfect as US children’s television host Mr Rogers in this thoughtful, full-hearted and charming drama.

  • Food & Drink

    Holy-Loumi: Express Haloumi Making with Bubbles

    Sip bottomless bubbles while learning to make salty, squeaky haloumi.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020

    As well as the parade, this year's jam-packed program features pool parties, balls, colourful after-dark art and Sam Smith.

  • Food & Drink

    Six Bar

    This Tudor-inspired bar has popped up at the Sydney Opera House with champagne, quoits and an all-female DJ lineup.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sissy Ball 2020

    Enmore Theatre is hosting a vogueing championship inspired by NYC's legendary ballrooms.

  • Food & Drink

    Weekend Yum Cha

    This Surry Hills favourite is doing $39.50 yum cha feasts every weekend in February.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wansolwara: One Salt Water

    A multi-location exhibition explores the languages, traditions and histories of people connected by one ocean.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Express Openair Cinema Bondi 2020

    Embrace the outdoors this summer, with movies, live music, good food and adorable dogs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Cinema North Sydney 2020

    Settle in for an al fresco screening of 'Spirited Away' or 'Dirty Dancing' with bottomless popcorn.

  • Food & Drink

    Festival of Melted Cheese

    This lower north shore bar has created a month-long menu dedicated to ooey, gooey cheese.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Film Festival 2020

    In its 27th year, the annual film festival will screen 57 features and 75 shorts — and open with an Australian film for the first time.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fork Festival 2020

    A heap of Sydney restaurants are offering half-price meals for eight weeks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bongo's Bingo

    Yell "bingo" and wait for the drop — again.

  • Food & Drink

    Nel's Australian Summer Menu

    The underground restaurant is launching an Australian-themed degustation for summer — with Vegemite cocktails and Weet-Bix desserts — and donating a portion of profits to Rural Aid.

  • Food & Drink

    Japan Supernatural X Chiswick at the Gallery

    Tuck into a bento box, sip an Asahi then come face-to-face with some eerie Japanese artworks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Electric Gardens Festival 2020

    Trap, acid, techno, UK garage — whatever your poison, Electric Gardens has a day of electronic music to keep you dancing.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mov'in Bed 2020

    Sydney's outdoor bed cinema is back.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Twilight at Taronga 2020

    Pack a picnic and spend an eve at the zoo with the musical legends of your choice — including Paul Kelly, Meg Mac, Broods and Wolfmother.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cockatoo Island Overnight Fright

    Explore the spooky side of Cockatoo Island — then stay there overnight.

  • Food & Drink

    Bubbles, Burrata & Bocconcini

    Sip bottomless bubbles while learning to make two types of cheese.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Westpac Openair 2020

    Sydney's waterfront outdoor cinema returns with a next-level snack menu and a lineup of films that haven't yet hit cinemas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Sessions at Cockatoo Island

    Catch great music and gorgeous views over the harbour every Saturday in summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rebecca Baumann: Radiant Flux

    The architecture of one of our most loved buildings will be transformed by colour for six months.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ritz Laneway Cinema

    Watch new and classic films under the stars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2019–20

    Summer has arrived with the return of Sydney's always-popular outdoor cinema.

  • Food & Drink

    Fever-Tree Tonic & Gin Garden

    A bunch of G&T gardens are popping up at pubs and bars around Sydney this summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Seafood Summer Classes

    Some of Sydney's best chefs are hosting cooking classes to mark the school's 30th anniversary.

  • Food & Drink

    Froze Your Way

    A pop-up pour-your-own frosé bar with six different flavours and heap of lollies for DIY garnishes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japan Supernatural

    The Art Gallery of NSW's summer exhibition will showcase the works of two monumental Japanese artists: Takashi Murakami and Katsushika Hokusai.

  • Design & Style

    Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise

    It's the first in-depth survey of the Australian designers' work.

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