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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

Catch free gigs at the Redfern bar, or head to a huge art exhibition across three Sydney galleries.
By Concrete Playground
June 21, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Food & Drink

    $1 Dumplings

    For one night only, Taste of Shanghai is slinging its famed dumplings for just $1 a pop.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Free Tree Giveaway 2021 — June to October

    The NSW Government is giving away more than 25,000 free trees to households in Greater Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Coffee at Poppy Planet

    You just need to know the secret codeword.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fast and Furious 9

    With more emphasis on its soapy storyline than its spectacular stunts, the latest instalment in the high-octane franchise feels like it's on auto-pilot.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Valerie Taylor: Playing with Sharks

    This powerful documentary explores the life and underwater exploits of an Australian diving, oceanography and marine conservation icon.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hyde Park Barracks After Dark

    This late-night event series is transforming Hyde Park Barracks with art and music once a month.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney Classics Festival

    Get nostalgic with big-screen viewings of 11 Mouse House favourites.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Winter Village 2021

    Go ice skating, hang out in an igloo, enjoy a snow shower and dip marshmallows in espresso martini-flavoured chocolate fudge sauce.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Emerging Writers' Festival 2021

    Hear from star authors like Sisonke Msimang, catch readings from emerging literary talent and check out a short story masterclass — all online.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle Week 2021

    Salt Meats Cheese is serving up a truffled-filled menu — including truffle margaritas and sours — for a whole week.

  • Food & Drink

    Taste of the House

    Travel between four different Circular Quay venues and backstage at the Sydney Opera House during this extravagant four-hour dining experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lapsis

    This low-budget dystopian sci-fi satire takes on the gig economy, with sharp, savage and must-see results.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The latest 'Conjuring' film serves up the franchise's usual bumps and jumps with gusto, but too much about this threequel fails to surprise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lost Lanes Festival

    Round up your mates for a road trip to this out-of-town winter festival boasting an internationally renowned DJ on its lineup.

  • Food & Drink

    Fratelli Winter Festival

    Book in for all-you-can-eat mussels, unlimited pizza and gelato or $10 bowls of pasta.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pixar Putt 2021

    Sydney's Pixar-themed mini golf course is back.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wanna Dance

    Dance in the street at this inner city laneway party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shadow Play

    Golden Age Cinema and Bar is dedicating winter weekends to shady characters and shadowy stories.

  • Food & Drink

    Frankie's $1 Pizza Happy Hour

    Head to Hunter Street between 4–6pm every day for $1 slices before the Sydney favourite closes.

  • Food & Drink

    King of the Wing Festival

    Tuck into ten different flavours during this two-month fest.

  • Food & Drink

    El Camino Cantina's Not So Soft Drink Series

    The Tex-Mex chain is serving up soft drink-inspired margaritas for two months.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Unsettled

    A new exhibition and event series on truth telling and First Nations resistance.

  • 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

    Sydney Theatre Company Launches Act 2

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert — Bangarra Dance Theatre

    Set in Walmajarri Country, this powerful performance explores the displacement and survival of First Nations people.

  • 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

    Lumen

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Rise on the Rooftop

    Get bouncing with this rooftop trampoline-based workout class.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Potted Potter: The Unauthorised Harry Experience

    Relive JK Rowling's seven magical books in 70 minutes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nicole Kidman Retrospective

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

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Come From Away

    A smash on Broadway since 2017, it's based on the true story of 7000 air passengers who became grounded in Canada after September 11.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eucalyptusdom

    An exhibition of art, science and history examines our changing attitudes to the humble eucalyptus family.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iranzamin

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Microcars

    Why should supercars get all the glory? These micro vehicles show the rise of travelling in a compact and economical fashion over the last six decades.

  • 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

    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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Potted Potter

    Relive J.K. Rowling's seven magical books in this whirlwind 70-minute parody.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Psycho — The Musical

    A blood-spattered musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' famed novel hits the Sydney Opera House stage for the first time.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Meat Sundays

    Tuck into endless plates of slow-roasted pork shoulder, Creole-spiced blackened chicken and cold-smoked lamb.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The House After Dark

    Take a late-night tour of the Sydney Opera House.

  • 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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