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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

Head to this huge food-filled street party and take your pup to a free pet-friendly yoga class.
By Concrete Playground
November 19, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

    Head to this huge food-filled street party and take your pup to a free pet-friendly yoga class.
    By Concrete Playground
    November 19, 2018
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      • SPRITZ AND STICKS DISCO

        Unlimited yakitori at Woollahra's new izakaya, plus spritzes and disco tunes.

      • SHOPLIFTERS

        Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda is at his empathetic best with this Palme d'Or-winning family drama.

      • THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

        If this affectionate bank robber drama really is Robert Redford's last acting role, he's going out in a quiet blaze of glory.

      • DISNEY'S NUTCRACKER AT THE GROUNDS

        The Grounds of Alexandria has been transformed into a sprawling wonderland of snow, sweets and flowers.

      • WHALES | TOHORA

        An immersive exhibition of the world's largest animals at the Australian Museum.

      • FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

        This placeholder sequel contains very little movie magic.

      • MAYBE FRANK POP-UP

        One of Sydney's best pizzerias pops up by the beach for summer.

      • 2018 NEWCASTLE 500

        The final race of 2018 will also include performances from Simple Minds, Birds of Tokyo and The Delta Riggs.

      • AMERICAN EXPRESS OPENAIR CINEMA PYRMONT

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

      • SUSPIRIA

        This glorious and gory remake of the 1977 original is a twitchy, witchy delight.

      • $10 PASTA DAY

        Treat yourself to a big bowl of the good stuff for a tenner this November.

      • CINE LATINO FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Catch the latest moving film from the director of 'Gravity', plus 25 other Latin American cinema highlights.

      • SPRING BOOK FAIR

        Swap your spare change for a stack of books.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • BOY ERASED

        Joel Edgerton directs a sensitive and somber drama about the impact of gay conversion therapy, as based on a true story.

      • THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB

        Lisbeth Salander is back in this bland and routine instalment in the Dragon Tattoo franchise.

      • NICK CAVE: UNTIL

        The largest solo presentation for Carriageworks to date features five tonnes of crystals, beads and found objects suspended in the air.

      • WILDLIFE

        Actor Paul Dano directs this meticulous and emotionally affecting marital drama, with Carey Mulligan putting in a dynamite performance as an unhappy small-town housewife.

      • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

        This superficial but still engaging Queen biopic is lifted by Rami Malek's supersonic performance as Freddie Mercury.

      • CAKE BAKE & SWEETS SHOW

        We've giving away double passes to this cornucopia of dessert delights.

      • MODERN MAKERS WORKSHOPS

        A series of free workshops where you can channel your inner Matisse and Picasso with a drink in hand.

      • FAHRENHEIT 11/9

        Michael Moore returns to form with a bleak and unsettling take on the erosion of American democracy.

      • CARGO SUMMER SPRITZ BAR

        Sunny afternoons call for bottomless spritz cocktails and seafood bites by the water.

      • KURNELL CHRISTMAS MARKET

        A new pre-Christmas market in the lovely Bonna Point Reserve.

      • 8BIT'S BIG PAC BIRTHDAY

        The burger joint will be doing Big Mac-inspired meals throughout November — think double stack burgers and raspberry sundaes.

      • GIN ON THE LAWN

        Spend a spring evening sipping cocktails in Chiswick's front garden.

      • GHOST STORIES

        Martin Freeman stars in this stirring, impeccably staged British horror anthology.

      • OUTPUT FESTIVAL 2018

        House, disco and techno comes to a private island.

      • AFTRS SUMMER INTENSIVES

        Take a step towards fulfilling your dream of being a filmmaker, documentarian or radio presenter with these five-day intensive courses.

      • HALLOWEEN

        John Carpenter's iconic horror franchise gets its best sequel to date.

      • WATERCOLOUR AND FLORISTRY WORKSHOPS AT TRAMSHEDS

        Create a masterpiece while snacking on strawberry crumpets.

      • JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        The annual film fest returns with zombies, cats and two movies about ramen.

      • JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Celebrating Jewish culture on the big screen with more than 60 films from 23 countries.

      • THE ARDBEG SMOKEHOUSE AT PORTENO

        Spend a smoke-filled night with the Argentinian grill masters — whisky in hand.

      • BLUE WATER GRILL POP-UP

        Neil Perry is heading back to 80s Bondi to revive his first restaurant.

      • WHISKEY DEGUSTATION AT NEL.

        A decadent Bushmills Irish Whiskey-inspired degustation.

      • SPRING CLASSES AT TRAMSHEDS

        Become a dumpling master or handcraft some burrata at these cooking classes.

      • MCCLANEFEST

        Yippee ki-yay, movie watchers.

      • 'STAR WARS' IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION

        Coming to Australia for the first time, this exhibit features 200 original objects from the 'Star Wars' series.

      • THE LOCK IN

        An 80s-themed immersive theatre experience and escape room set in small-town Indiana.

      • SPARTACUS — THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

        The famed gladiator pirouettes his way to freedom in this high-impact, captivating ballet.

      • PATRICIA PICCININI AND JOY HESTER: THROUGH LOVE…

        Piccinini's works new and old will be displayed alongside pieces by one of her key influence, the late Melbourne artist Joy Hester.

      • 'THE LORD OF THE RINGS' ALL-DAY MARATHON

        Stock up on lembas bread to make it through all three films, back to back, on the big screen.

      • ETSY MADE LOCAL 2018

        Etsy's IRL market returns to Sydney.

      • SYDNEY VEGAN MARKET

        A market where all the food and wares are 100 percent animal product-free.

      • TINA TEENY TINY VESSEL WORKSHOPS

        Sip wine, eat cheese, make ceramics.

      • AMERICAN UTOPIA

        Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is returning to Australia to perform his acclaimed new album.

      • A STAR IS BORN

        Lady Gaga transforms from pop star to revelatory actress in this wrenching Hollywood melodrama.

      • 1%

        Ryan Corr and Matt Nable power through this familiar but engaging Aussie biker drama.

      • BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

        The new thriller from the maker of The Cabin in the Woods is a rollicking good time.

      • HIGHER TEA

        A BYO high tea on a rooftop with dishes by Shortstop, Donut Papi, Brickfields and more.

      • FIRST MAN

        An intimate and breathtaking character study that reminds us exactly why we still love going to the movies.

      • RAW BY TRAMSHEDS

        Check out the edible garden and carve a pumpkin at Tramsheds this spring.

      • FERRIS WHEEL DINING EXPERIENCE

        Three courses 40 metres above Sydney Harbour.

      • DAVID GOLDBLATT: PHOTOGRAPHS 1948–2018

        An Australian-first retrospective of the famed South African photographer's work.

      • NOLA HIGH TEA

        A New Orleans-themed high tea with mini lobster rolls, s'mores and bottomless iced tea.

      • WARM BODIES

        Horror, rot, mutation and destruction.

      • WEEKEND DEGUSTATION LUNCH

        Cake Wines' Redfern cellar door is hosting weekly lunch feasts with bottomless pinot noir throughout October.

      • PLANTS WITH BITE

        The Royal Botanic Garden's killer new exhibition features 25,000 carnivorous plants.

      • A MIDNIGHT VISIT

        An Edgar Allen Poe-inspired immersive theatre experience in an abandoned Newtown warehouse.

      • SUNRISE ON THE STEPS 2018

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

      • GIRO D'ITALIA

        Eat your way around Italy with a new regional dish every single week.

      • ROME: CITY AND EMPIRE

        Experience the grandeur of ancient Rome at this blockbuster exhibition.

      • MASTERS OF MODERN ART FROM THE HERMITAGE

        Artworks by Monet, Matisse, Picasso and more are travelling from Russia to Sydney for the AGNSW's latest exhibition.

      • DID YOU MISS IT?

        A budget-friendly way to catch recent flicks at Circular Quay.

      • MANDELA MY LIFE: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION

        A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.

      • CRS ST PETERS POP-UP

        This pop-up cafe rotates all your favourite Sydney coffee beans under one roof.

      • AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018

        Step out of the city and into the wild at this stunning collection of nature photography.

      • SUPERNATURAL

        White Rabbit's latest exhibition explores the reshaped Chinese landscapes of the 21st century.

      • ETELEK POP-UP

        Adam Wolfers and Marc Dempsey are bringing their famed parsnip schnitzel and fried Hungarian bread to Potts Point for three months.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

      • POP-UP GLOBE

        Partyeth like it's 1614 with performances of 'Macbeth' at this full-scale replica of the historic theatre.

      • ZERO

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

      • CRAB RACING AT FRIEND IN HAND HOTEL

        Cold beers and left-of-centre entertainment.

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