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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
January 20, 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
January 20, 2020
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  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Bunnings Bushfire Fundraising Sausage Sizzle

    Eat a snag, help Aussie communities who need support.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunar New Year at Burwood Chinatown

    Celebrate the Year of the Rat with mochi doughnuts, fried chicken and 1000 free bubble teas.

  • Food & Drink

    Weekend Yum Cha

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Yabun Festival 2020

    Australia's largest one-day celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures returns with dance, discussion and heaps of live music.

  • Food & Drink

    The Dock Yard

    A pop-up bar in The Rocks with a $6 espresso martini happy hour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wansolwara: One Salt Water

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Cinema North Sydney 2020

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Biggest Little Farm

    This insightful documentary about a Californian couple’s efforts to start an eco-conscious farm will inspire you to pack up and live on the land.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bombshell

    There's a vital story at the heart of this dramatisation of Fox News' sexual harassment scandal, but this star-studded drama is an empty shell of a #MeToo movie.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Dumplings at Koala Rooftop

    Eat endless dumplings on the zoo's koala rooftop at sunset.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Open at Coogee Bay Hotel

    Watch a tennis match with a cold one in hand, then challenge your mates to a round of ping pong.

  • Food & Drink

    Ball Pit Party

    Unleash your inner child at this adults-only party with cocktails and 250,000 luminous balls.

  • Food & Drink

    Chinese Lunar Buffet

    Ever wanted to celebrate Chinese New Year in a Swedish furniture store? Here’s your chance.

  • Food & Drink

    $2 Tinnies

    Grab an ice-cold brew for pocket change.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    True History of the Kelly Gang

    Ned Kelly returns to the big screen in a bold, brutal masterpiece that re-imagines and re-interrogates the notorious Aussie bushranger's place in the country's history.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    FireAid2020

    A Southern Highlands bushfire benefit gig with Daryl Braithwaite, John Paul Young and Megan Washington.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    1917

    Gripping, urgent and strikingly shot, this First World War drama follows two soldiers as they venture through enemy territory.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cockle Bay Wharf Pedal Boats 2020

    Cruise around Darling Harbour in an old-school pedal boat this summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Night Owls Film Festival 2020

    A free outdoor film festival in the CBD for kidults and adults alike.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Magnolia's Art Class Bushfire Relief Edition

    Both the models and the artists shed their clothes at this judgement-free art class — and ticket sales will go towards helping those affected by the bushfires.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fork Festival 2020

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    That's So 2000s Festival

    A slick afternoon of nostalgic tunes — with free lollipops and fairy floss, too.

  • Food & Drink

    Chinese New Year Celebration

    Ring in the Year of the Rat with a high-flying feed at one of Sydney's top restaurants.

  • 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

    The Bucket List Riviera Pop-Up

    Australia's most famous beach is getting some French chic vibes this summer.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Tram Party

    After many delays, the light rail is finally open — and The Morrison is throwing a big, free party to celebrate.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sheppard

    Parramatta is hosting a huge outdoor gig with live tunes, food trucks and fireworks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Big Bounce

    The world's largest inflatable theme park for adults is coming to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mov'in Bed 2020

    Sydney's outdoor bed cinema is back.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Night Parade of One Hundred Goblins — Clockfire Theatre Company

    Immerse yourself in Japanese folklore at the Art Gallery of NSW's supernatural theatre premiere.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Crush Festival 2020

    This long weekend festival is all about summertime wine tastings, live music, art and theatre — and it’s free to attend.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cockatoo Island Overnight Fright

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Murder Mystery at Sea: The Great Ratsby

    Solve a creepy murder mystery on the harbour. On a luxury yacht. At night.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Tacos

    El Camino Cantina is doing two hours of endless tacos every Sunday in January.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Little Women

    The classic American novel gets a sharp, savvy and soulful new adaptation, with Greta Gerwig at the helm and Saoirse Ronan leading the cast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Crescent Summer Series 2020

    Enjoy everything from an electronic music festival to an orchestral performance under the stars at Parramatta Park this summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Gentlemen

    Guy Ritchie returns to his roots with a riotous crime caper filled with cockney slang, caricatures and c-bombs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shrek the Musical

    The production, which originally opened on Broadway in 2008, will bring its green-hued nostalgia to Sydney's Lyric Theatre.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Summer Skin Check Sessions

    Get your skin checked for free at three waterfront Merivale venues throughout January.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney

    Sydney's always-popular outdoor cinema heads west for the first time.

  • 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

    Studio Ghibli Summer Festival

    Get spirited away at this magical cinema tribute at the Art Gallery of NSW.

  • 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

    Architects of Air: Dodecalis Luminarium

    Step into this wonderland of light and colour, inspired by the geometry of a dodecahedron.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Proclamation

    This free art installation raises important questions of belonging and ownership.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Festival 2020

    Sydney's cultural extravaganza returns to take over the city with a neon-lit maze, daring cabaret performances, new First Nations theatre and lots more.

  • 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

    Oyster Hour

    Fratelli Fresh is shucking $2 oysters every day until the end of January.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Disney's 'Frozen II' at The Grounds

    The Alexandria cafe has been transformed into a sprawling wonderland of snow, sweets and dazzling trees for its latest pop-up.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cornelia Parker

    See an exploded garden shed, steamrolled silver and a blood-red room of absent poppies in the largest exhibition of the British artist’s works to date.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Quilty

    Featuring the acclaimed Australian artist's raw self-portraits, plus works inspired by his visits to Lebanon, Syria and Greece, all across more than 70 pieces.

  • Food & Drink

    MCA x Patrón Pop-Up

    The MCA's got a new tequila-fuelled pop-up bar for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guan Wei: MCA Collection

    The Chinese Australian artist's new solo exhibition stars a stunning 18-metre-long painting.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

    A five-month celebration of Kaldor’s impactful artworks — spanning 50 years — has taken over a level of the Art Gallery of NSW.

  • Food & Drink

    Fratelli Fresh's Festa Italiana

    Pair your next party with Italian fare and two hours worth of espresso martinis and spritzes.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Then

    White Rabbit Gallery is celebrating its tenth birthday with a huge retrospective exhibition, plus some brand new works.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection

    This free exhibition showcases the great American prints of the 20th century, including works by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Joan Mitchell, Claes Oldenburg and Andy Warhol.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Apollo 11

    A giant floating sculpture of the moon has come to Sydney as part of the Powerhouse's exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

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