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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
October 21, 2019
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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
October 21, 2019
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  • Food & Drink

    Betty's Bestie Party

    Shout your mate a burger at this two-for-one day at Betty's Burgers' new CBD store.

  • Design & Style

    Lekker Bikes Garage Sale Spring 2019

    The Dutch bicycle brand is hosting a two-day sale — and bikes will be discounted by up to 50 percent.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    White Pearl

    This dark comedic play is an astute examination of capitalism and casual racism — and will have you in stitches.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Antenna Documentary Film Festival 2019

    Featuring 50 films over 11 days, including adorable documentaries about dogs, artificial intelligence and aspiring social media stars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Locusts

    This grimy Aussie crime thriller makes good use of its outback setting, but proves far too familiar otherwise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Maiden

    This exhilarating documentary captures the highs and lows of a pioneering all-female around-the-world yacht race.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Norton Street Italian Festa 2019

    Leichhardt's main drag is once again holding a big ol' party to celebrate Sydney's Italian food and culture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Zombieland: Double Tap

    Covering similar territory to the original, this zombie sequel just manages to justify its existence — but the best material comes from its new cast members.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Allora & Calzadilla — 'Stop, Repair, Prepare: Variations on 'Ode to Joy' for a Prepared Piano'

    Revisit this memorable artwork that's part music, part performance and part sculpture — for free.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

    Despite its great cast, this dark fairytale fantasy is muddled and overblown with screensaver-like special effects.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Judy

    Renee Zellweger wears Judy Garland's ruby slippers as if they are her own in this exceptional performance — and she might just win her second Oscar for it.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art 2019

    Strap in for eleven days of installations and performances to chats, workshops and parties.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Film Festival 2019 Classics Program

    Watch free horror classics in the lead up to this year's Japanese Film Festival.

  • Food & Drink

    World Pasta Day 2019

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guan Wei: MCA Collection

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hustlers

    Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu sizzle in this smart, sultry crime drama, which brings a scathing true story to the screen.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gemini Man

    Double the Will Smith can't save this dull action-thriller — nor can its distracting, unconvincing high-tech visuals.

  • Food & Drink

    Opera Bar In Bloom

    Alcoholic soft serve and gin spritzes with some of the best views in town.

  • Food & Drink

    Rose Rising

    A festival with bottomless rosé lunches, hidden pink rooms and even a rosé vending machine is taking over all three levels of Barangaroo House.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Birds of Passage

    Engrossing from start to finish, this distinctive Colombian drug drama doubles as a breathtaking study of the country's Wayúu culture.

  • Food & Drink

    Middle Eastern Yum Cha 2019

    Glebe's Thievery is serving up Middle Eastern-inspired yum cha during October.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2019

    Try a free sculpture workshop then check out works in porcelain, neon lights and metal.

  • Food & Drink

    Buttered: Aussie Chard Fest

    A 'Kath & Kim'-inspired chardonnay — or, as Kim would say, cardonnay — festival at Handpicked Wines.

  • Food & Drink

    Jamie's Italian Bottomless Prosecco Long Lunch 2019

    You'll get snacks, pasta and all the prosecco you can drink for a neat $50.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Friends' 25th: The One With the Anniversary

    Catch classic episodes of the 90s sitcom on the big screen at this marathon viewing session.

  • Food & Drink

    OctoberFeast Night Market

    Eat your way through a fairy-lit international food market.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar 51

    There's only one way to try Craigellachie's 51 year old scotch — and that's for free at this pop-up bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Paddo Ginn Floral Universe

    Sip on a spritz and wander through this bloom-filled inn.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sculpture by the Sea 2019

    The seaside sculpture exhibition returns to Bondi for its 23rd year.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Joker

    Joaquin Phoenix is in stunning form as Gotham’s clown prince of crime, but this nightmarish film often proves as thematically muddled as it is striking.

  • Food & Drink

    Chin Chin's Yum Cha Weekends

    This Surry Hills favourite has doing $39.50 yum cha feasts every weekend in October.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Canvas Cinema

    Watch a classic flick with a G&T in hand for just ten bucks at The Sheaf.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Institute of Interesting Ideas Spring Series

    Spring talks on food, wellbeing, sex and death – backdropped by the south coast sea.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Wanderlust 108

    The world's only mindful triathlon returns to Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Orange Wine Festival 2019

    Road trip to Orange to taste the region's best food and wine over ten days.

  • Food & Drink

    Rose Street Fest 2019

    Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is celebrating the pink drink with an all-day outdoor wine tasting.

  • Food & Drink

    Papaya Highballs at Scout

    Level-up your date night with a new take on the Johnnie Walker highball from one of the world's best bartenders.

  • Food & Drink

    Highballs and Bites at Icebergs

    Enjoy this summery take on the classic Johnnie Walker highball with million-dollar ocean views.

  • Food & Drink

    Fratelli Fresh's Festa Italiana

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

  • Food & Drink

    Highballs and Bagels at Maybe Sammy

    Maybe Sammy's bespoke Johnnie Walker highball takes whisky to the next level.

  • Food & Drink

    Flour Mill Markets

    A biweekly plastic-free farmers market in Summer Hill.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mike Parr: The Eternal Opening

    Expect burning art, live painting and thought-provoking performances at Mike Parr's free and immersive Carriageworks exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Grafton Jacaranda Festival 2019

    Celebrating the town's hundreds of lilac-blossomed trees with art exhibitions, live music, markets and parades.

  • Food & Drink

    Oktoberfest in the Gardens

    German brews, bratwurst, schnitzels and Australia's biggest beer hall — all in The Domain.

  • Design & Style

    Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise

    It's the first in-depth survey of the Australian designers' work.

  • Food & Drink

    Crab Curry Sundays

    Feast on Sri Lanka's famed spicy crab curry, dhal and sambol once a month at this award-winning Sydney restaurant.

  • Design & Style

    Round She Goes Fashion Market 2019

    The indoor market dedicated to women's fashion is back.

  • Food & Drink

    Disco Brunch

    Spend a Saturday afternoon groovin', sippin' cocktails and eating brunch.

  • Food & Drink

    Misfits Lunch Club

    A monthly bottomless lunch with three-hours of unlimited cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Messina Gelato Appreciation Classes 2019

    Devour a four-course gelato degustation and discover the secrets behind Messina's sweet treats.

  • Food & Drink

    Rood Food 2019

    Sit down to a three-course meal at The Imperial with a side of X-rated drag.

  • Food & Drink

    Rose on the Lawn

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' at The Grounds

    Wander through eerie laneways of black roses, dark forest and green mist at The Grounds' latest pop-up.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    One Past Liverpool

    Casula Powerhouse is celebrating 25 years of art with a special anniversary show from both established and up-and-coming local artists.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Good Food Month 2019

    The month-long food festival returns with a pasta party, dinner with Alain Passard, a pop-up sushi restaurant by a top Tokyo chef and the Night Noodle Markets.

  • Food & Drink

    Rugby World Cup 2019 at Coogee Bay Hotel

    Catch a live match and eat your way around the world at this beachside hotel.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Bubbles, Burrata & Bocconcini

    Sip bottomless bubbles while learning to make two types of cheese.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Glamping in the Garden 2019

    A pop-up glamping retreat located in a stunning 160-acre garden outside Sydney.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cockatoo Island Haunted History Night Tours 2019

    Explore the mysterious history of Cockatoo Island by night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities — Cirque du Soleil

    Cirque du Soleil’s 35th production comes to Sydney, complete with a cast of 47 artists from 17 countries.

  • Food & Drink

    The Wizard's Cauldron

    This latest Harry Potter-themed event will see you attend a boozy Hogwarts potions class.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter X Mrs Sippy Pop-Up

    The Sydney palace of fried chicken and champagne is bringing bottomless brunches, ramen and Hennessey cocktails to Double Bay.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Random International: Rain Room

    Walk through a field of continuous rainfall without getting wet at this immersive installation in St Kilda.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Belvoir Theatre 25A 2019

    A series of low-budget (but story-rich) plays supporting emerging theatre talent.

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