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Heading back to the ol' daily grind can be pretty damn awful after a bright and shiny weekend of picnicking, bar hopping and patting dogs that aren't yours, but luckily Sydney's a 'keep the ball rolling' kind of city and has plenty of events, exhibitions, theatre, film festivals and live music for you to inject a little awesomeness into your week. Sure, use Monday for Netflix binges. Then get out there and sink your teeth into Sydney's best happenings this week.
Dance at a party in a secret location, sip wine and listen to RnB find giant lanterns scattered around Sydney.
Barrie Kosky's take on Shostakovich's work is opera, but not as you know it.
Game Night takes a familiar set up and turns it on its head, delivering some big laugh out loud moments in the process.
An intimate headline show — and only 500 tickets are available.
Big Poppa's is keeping this old family favourite alive.
There's a new ice creamery in town and it's dairy free, gluten free and vegan.
Acclaimed Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke is up to his usual tricks in this dark, unsettling tale of family dysfunction.
SooZee23 is giving out bowls of its signature beef noodle soup this Friday.
Expect another year of top-notch food, Vinteloper wine and grape stomping shenanigans.
Gather your amigos for a stylish, tequila-fuelled summer send-off at The Tilbury.
A funny, heartfelt, honest look at high school life and mother-daughter relationships.
Twelve giant lanterns are popping up around Sydney for CNY.
Discover what it means to be an Asian woman living in Australia in this stage comedy from Brisbane's Michelle Law.
Spend an evening sketching and sipping Champagne with views of Sydney Harbour.
The most unique, exciting and important movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.
Carriageworks will host a vogue dance floor inspired by NYC's legendary ballrooms.
A routine chapter in a flailing franchise that can't be saved by its leading lady.
Jessica Chastain is at the top of her game in acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut.
Unlimited pork buns and dim sum every Saturday at Happy D's.
Unleash your inner kidult for charity (and ultimate glory).
NYC's massive dance party comes to Sydney for the first time.
Five courses. A welcome margarita. Free-flowing sparkling.
Celebrate the white wine varietal with a lively soundtrack.
Visit the museum after dark and learn how to save our oceans.
Four photographers capture the between-the-takes action of Warwick Thornton's stunning new feature.
A hyper-real show that's worth the hype.
A group show that will get you thinking about identity in a new way.
A show embracing the innovative power of art to foster socio-cultural connections.
A new reading of one of the oldest subjects in the book.
Who will be 2018's boss of the bowl?
A new Sydney sister festival to Austin's much loved event.
100 percent animal free.
See out summer with the Sydney festival's huge tenth birthday.
Trade your homegrown fruit, veggies and herbs for the spoils of other local urban gardeners.
Catch up on this year's Oscar nominees with eight days of $8 tickets.
Draw out the last licks of the weekend with $10 cocktails and five-buck glasses of cava, wine and beer.
A pop-up restaurant, bar and boutique hotel on Cockatoo Island.
Maurice Terzini will launch his new SottaSopra collection with a week-long pop-up store in Bondi.
Ring in the Year of the Dog with a luxe Chinese buffet and high tea.
See a selection of conceptual performance art from Korean artist alongside a congee breakfast tour of Haymarket.
The exquisite new film from director Paul Thomas Anderson plunges into the depths of a dark, devious love story.
Margot Robbie is at the top of her game in this big screen adaptation of an infamous true story.
A stunning Australian Western that explores our nation's long history of racial prejudice.
A lush slice of Mexico where you can ride out this balmy summer.
Browse stalls of knickknacks, eat till your heart's content, then check out the illuminated street art.
Spend the long nights downing Filipino street food, tropical desserts and rum coconuts.
A social comedy exploring family, morality and ghosts of decisions past.
Director Guillermo del Toro is at the top of his game with this enchanting monster romance.
Head to the Blue Mountains this February, and don't forget your pinstripes, feather boas and pearls.
Eat away the excesses of the night before with a $30 feast.
Expert guests, creative performances, and unusual and fascinating workshops will come together for a night at the museum.
Explore the works of British artist Isaac Julien, including his stunning film on African–American poet Langston Hughes.
Embrace the outdoors this summer, with movies, live music, good food and adorable dogs.
This over-the-top ode to Australia in the '70s-era plunges a high-profile cast into nostalgic antics.
A solid journalistic drama about speaking truth to power that feels particularly relevant today.
A weekend morning cornucopia of organic veggies, fruit, cheese and international dishes, plus fashion, homewares, books and more.
Pack a picnic and spend an eve at Taronga with the likes of The Jezebels, Neil and Liam Finn, The Preatures and Cloud Control and Julia Jacklin.
Find original wares by local designers and makers, international food stalls and live music.
One of a number of recent films to cover this period of history, The Darkest Hour stands out thanks to the brilliant work of Gary Oldman.
North Sydney Oval's outdoor cinema.
This surfing festival's for everyone, right in the heart of Newcastle.
Cold beers and left-of-centre entertainment.
Spend your Wednesdays sampling whisky and cheese at Eau de Vie.
The concrete multi-arts precinct will be transformed into an immersive landscape of colours and textures.
Gorgeous and emotional, this critically acclaimed queer romance is one of the best films of the year.
A searing critique of the violence, corruption, and bribery at the heart of the country's past
Catch classic flicks every Tuesday in Freda's underground gallery.
Cinema under the stars returns to the Centennial Park for another summer.
A pop-up plunge pool bar by the harbour.
Spend your Sunday evening with $10 negronis and free jazz.
Escape the city chaos and enjoy an outdoor feast at one of NSW's best restaurants.
This pop-up CBD beach party will provide some respite to Sydneysiders for the duration of summer.
Food and fashion with a Middle Eastern flourish.
Club 77's weekly club 'night' that kicks off at 5am.
Eight futuristic interactive installations, including a glowing ball orchestra and a town sketched by exhibition-goers.
The Darlo pub's rooftop will be filled with inflatables, cocktails and specials inspired by the South Pacific.
An exhibition celebrating the enduring legacy of an iconic American artist
Party like it's 1944 at the CBD bar's Saturday live jazz sessions.
The NGV's most ambitious summer blockbuster exhibition to date.
Three courses 40 metres above Sydney Harbour.
The Stinking Bishops will pop raclette in a roll every Friday night at the Newtown brewery.
For anyone who ever stood in a contemporary art gallery and thought "I just don't get it".
The Royal Botanic Garden's pop-up gin bar.
Chill out with a spot of Sunday afternoon jazz at The East Sydney Hotel.
A weekly Saturday night food truck market in Sydney's west.
Wander through four decades of self-portraiture, autobiography and a whole lot of imagination.
The world's first dedicated showcase of ordinary art is heading to MONA for its first Australian visit.
Peruse vintage bric-a-brac while you snack on homemade dim sum in the Skyline Drive-In.
Glebe's weekly go-to for pre-loved fashion, vinyl records and freshly made limeade.
A new European-inspired Sunday food market.
The Rosebery foodie precinct's new weekly market.
Finally a yoga practice where you can literally touch the earth.
Get your weekly shop from local growers and producers.
Here, you don't have to quit at a 'polite' level of dumpling consumption.