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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

Wander through this immersive Monet exhibition, or catch a gig at a pop-up outdoor concert space.
By Concrete Playground
May 17, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    $5 Tickets at Ritz Cinema

    The Sydney cinema is serving up seven days of cheap movie tickets.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Live at Barrack Street

    YCK Laneways are taking over a CBD street for a night of live music and cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Those Who Wish Me Dead

    Starring Angelina Jolie as a smokejumper, this action-infused crime-thriller wants to burn bright, but usually only flickers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spiral: From the Book of Saw

    It might star Chris Rock and Samuel L Jackson, but the latest 'Saw' film is as derivative as you'd expect of the ninth instalment in the horror franchise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Next Exit

    This new touring music festival is bringing Ocean Alley and Spacey Jane to five regional NSW towns.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Osmosis Monorail

    This abandoned monorail station will be transformed as part of an immersive art exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Quiet Determination: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

    Catch the director's sublime new film, then work through four gems from her back catalogue.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2021

    The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from 2020 comes to Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Moules Frites

    Fill up on mussels and fries every Thursday for just $29.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Igloos on the Pier 2021

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Perfect Candidate

    Following a doctor who runs for local council, this rousing drama unpacks life in Saudi Arabia today and agitates passionately for change.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sculpture Rocks

    A sibling event to 'Sculpture by the Sea', it'll display 18 works from 14 Japanese artists.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Locked Down

    Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor can't save this lockdown rom-com and heist flick from being dull, creaky, contrived and repetitive.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Theatre Company Launches Act 2

    See new writing and classic texts transform from the page to the stage.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wrath of Man

    Reuniting for the first time in 16 years, Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie avoid simply rehashing their shared past glories in this effective revenge thriller.

  • Food & Drink

    Nasi Lemak Burgers

    This Malaysian-style burger is packed with fried chicken, peanuts, sambal and an egg.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    First Cow

    This rich, resonant and empathetic film about friendship and survival in a 19th-century Oregon community is director Kelly Reichardt's best yet.

  • Food & Drink

    Taste of the Beaches

    Pop-ups on the sand, food truck parties and craft brews aplenty — they're all a part of this new northern beaches food festival.

  • Food & Drink

    American Express Delicious Month Out

    Take advantage of special offers, exclusive menus and virtual masterclasses at this month-long, citywide food festival.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter Ramen Club Tour

    The tour will feature a different dish each month — starting with its OG fried chicken ramen, of course.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Next Chapters

    Expect gravity-defying stunts and orchestral tunes at this boundary-pushing performance.

  • Food & Drink

    Indulgence Festival

    A two-month, multi-venue homage to all things luxe, featuring fancy drinks, lavish lunches and multi-sensory art.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lumen

    The Chippendale gallery is exhibiting more than 30 luminous works until August.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ruby's Autumn Socials

    Zetland's outdoor music club returns for autumn with a jazz and funk lineup.

  • Food & Drink

    Kiss My Hass Avocado Festival

    Fuel your avocado obsession with this special eight-week menu filled with avo-infused dishes and drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Cocktail Month

    Eighteen of Sydney's favourite bars will be whipping up exclusive cocktails during this month-long festival of booze.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    UnWrapped 2021

    Catch First Nations cabaret, live music and dance at Sydney Opera House's celebration of creativity.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    YCK Block Party

    Enjoy antipasto burlesque, poetry readings, wheelie bin art and 'Dungeons & Dragons' at this six-week CBD party.

  • Food & Drink

    Schnitty Fest

    Ten weeks, ten creative schnitzel variations — and a cheeky $10 Wednesday special if you want to sample them all.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dogged — Griffin Theatre Company

    See this new dark, poetic story set on Gunaikurnai Country.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nicole Kidman Retrospective

    Revisit 13 films from the Australian actor's lengthy career.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Date with Fate

    Golden Age Cinema is spending weekends in autumn screening classics about about twisty romances and thrilling encounters.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Half-Price Tuesdays at Event Cinemas

    Head to Event Cinemas and score 50-percent off your ticket price every Tuesday — including in Vmax and Gold Class.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Free Tree Giveaway 2021

    The NSW Government is giving away free trees to 13,500 households in the Greater Sydney area.

  • Food & Drink

    Mould: A Cheese Festival 2021

    Feast on Australia's best cheeses — with wine, beer, whisky and sake, of course.

  • Food & Drink

    The Hottest Ritas

    Sip your way through mango, watermelon, passionfruit and grape Nerds-flavoured margaritas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iranzamin

    An expansive survey of Persian arts and crafts will take over the Powerhouse Museum this autumn.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Narcissus Garden

    Contemplate Sydney's — and your— history, identity and cultural belonging as you wander through Yayoi Kusama's immersive mirror ball installation.

  • Food & Drink

    Picnic Social

    Close out your Sundays with drinks, free tunes and Opera Bar's harbour view.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The National 2021: New Australian Art

    The National returns for 2021 to exhibit works from 39 rising Australian artists across three Sydney venues.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hamilton the Musical

    Don't throw away your shot to see the blockbuster, Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Frozen the Musical

    The record-breaking Broadway musical, based on the smash-hit Disney film, is bringing Arendelle's frozen fractals and toe-tapping tunes Down Under.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stargazing Tour with an Astrophysicist

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now

    This summer, catch the NGA's blockbuster exhibition that's bringing women into the spotlight.

  • Food & Drink

    $1.50 Oyster Hour

    Tuck into cheap, delicious oysters once a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Breakfast in the Sky

    Spectacular harbour views, breakfast and fine French bubbly make one extravagant way to start to the day.

  • Design & Style

    Paddington Markets

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Powerhouse Late

    Catch free talks, musical performances and exhibitions alongside a pop-up cocktail bar at the Powerhouse Museum after dark.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Steam Dreams: The Japanese Public Bath

    This exhibition explores Japan's communal bathing culture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dude, It's a Coen Brothers Retrospective

    Screening everything from 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Fargo' to 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nights at the Museum

    Kick back to live tunes in the pop-up bar after checking out the Museum's collections.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    InBloom

    This colourful living exhibition features a 'watercolour painting' made from over 20,000 plants.

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