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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

Celebrate the start of spring at this food and wine festival by the beach.
By Concrete Playground
September 24, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

    Celebrate the start of spring at this food and wine festival by the beach.
    By Concrete Playground
    September 24, 2018
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      • BEER 'N' YOGA

        Do your sun salutations and follow it up with a craft beer.

      • MANLY JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018

        Australia's longest running jazz festival returns to the northern beaches.

      • LADIES IN BLACK

        A bright and buoyant look at the lives and loves of Sydney department store workers circa 1959.

      • WOOLWICH OPEN AIR CINEMA

        A four-day outdoor cinema on the lower north shore.

      • BRUNCH WITH...

        Since I Left You's new monthly brunch session sees a different artist curating the tunes, food and (bottomless) cocktails.

      • CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

        Winnie-the-Pooh returns in gorgeous detail in this big-hearted ode to not taking life too seriously.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT FRIED CHICKEN

        Crows Nest's Johnny Bird is frying up a storm this September.

      • BEAVER BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH

        Crows Nest's Americana bar will sling endless poutine, beer and mimosas every Sunday in spring.

      • BOOKTOWN: BOOKS, RECORDS AND COMICS SALE

        Some of Gould's legendary collection is up for grabs with books going for $1 each.

      • SITEWORKS 2018

        An overnight adventure on a secluded homestead that involves art, science, food and wine.

      • TULIP TIME

        Wander through more than 100,000 tulips at this flower festival in the Southern Highlands.

      • UME DOGS POP-UP

        Haymarket's Edition Coffee Roasters will be slinging Ume Burger's Japanese-inspired hot dogs for one day only.

      • SUITCASE RUMMAGE

        Trawl through Sydney's favourite luggage-based trash 'n' treasure.

      • GLENMORANGIE SIGNET POP-UP WHISKY AND DESSERT BAR

        Decadent desserts from KOI paired with whisky cocktails from some of Sydney's best bars.

      • SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL LAST SUPPER

        An art, music and performance-fuelled feast under the stars.

      • ROME: CITY AND EMPIRE

        Experience the grandeur of ancient Rome at this blockbuster exhibition.

      • ROSé ALL DAY FESTIVAL 2018

        Opera Bar will turn pink for the October long weekend.

      • 'FRIENDS' TRIVIA NIGHT

        No one told you that watching endless television reruns could turn out this way.

      • SYDNEY DANCE COMPANY CLASSES

        Rekindle your love for dance with class specials that'll put a spring in your step.

      • THE WOMEN OF CHASING SMOKE — CASUS

        Indigenous identity, family and culture is explored through contemporary circus.

      • JUMP IN THE FIRE

        Mary's has launched a new monthly collaboration that brings together Australia's best chefs and sommeliers.

      • NOLA HIGH TEA

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

      • SYDNEY ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL 2018

        This year's festival is a celebration of two architectural icons: the Sydney Opera House and Australia's Parliament House.

      • SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL 2018

        Head out of the city for two days of wine tasting, standout local produce and chef demonstrations.

      • MUSHROOM RACING

        Japan's insane real-life version of Mario Kart is coming to Sydney.

      • YOURS & OWLS 2018

        Wollongong's superb two-day festival returns, this year headlined by Angus & Julia Stone and Peking Duck.

      • LANGUEDOC LONG LUNCH

        Two hours of bottomless rosé over a hefty lunch.

      • DID YOU MISS IT?

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

      • SUNDAY LONG LUNCHES

        For all of spring, Newtown's Hartsyard is hosting a bottomless lunch every Sunday.

      • MCQUEEN

        A documentary as fascinating as the fashion designer at its centre.

      • THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST

        Chloë Grace Moretz turns in a career-best performance in this quietly revelatory look at life inside a gay conversion camp.

      • PHILIPPINE FOOD FESTIVAL 2018

        Take a culinary trip to the Phillipines without leaving Sydney.

      • YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE

        Joaquin Phoenix is at his wounded best in Lynne Ramsay's intense hitman thriller.

      • DAYS OF NOTE

        Free workshops and events to help you turn your side hustle into your main thing.

      • ROOD FOOD

        The Imperial Hotel's month-long festival of drag and dining.

      • SEARCHING

        Keeping your eyes glued to a computer screen has rarely been more thrilling.

      • ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Featuring a drama about a dog-loving criminal and a flick about the scandalous life of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

      • JAMIE'S ITALIAN BOTTOMLESS PROSECCO LONG LUNCH

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

      • THE INSULT

        This Academy Award-nominated drama provides a probing look at Lebanon's volatile political climate

      • A SIMPLE FAVOUR

        Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively shine in this savagely entertaining thriller from 'Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig.

      • CHANDON S TRAM POP-UP BAR

        All aboard to celebrate the start of spring.

      • CRAZY RICH ASIANS

        An irreverent, entertaining and purposefully extravagant rom-com that also proves a rare Hollywood film with a primarily Asian cast.

      • TEMPORARY CERTAINTY

        Three artists explore the tension between certainty and doubt through their work across the Kimberley, South Asia and the Middle East.

      • GLAMPING IN THE GARDEN

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

      • FLORIADE

        Canberra's month-long floral festival returns, with retro flowerbeds, after-dark markets and a dogs' day out.

      • MIDDLE EASTERN YUM CHA

        Glebe's Thievery is serving up Middle Eastern-inspired yum cha until the end of September.

      • MANDELA MY LIFE: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION

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

      • THE BOOK OF MORMON

        It's Sydney's time to get in on the crass magnum opus from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

      • MOYA'S FREE JAZZ NIGHT

        Spend your Sunday evening with $10 negronis and free jazz.

      • CARRIAGEWORKS FARMERS MARKETS

        Grab your canvas tote. This farmers' market is loaded with seasonal produce, biodynamic food and gourmet goodies.

      • LEAVE NO TRACE

        This delicate drama from the director of Winter's Bone is one of the best films of the year.

      • HIDDEN ROOKWOOD CEMETERY SCULPTURE WALK 2018

        Hunt for 40 sculptures hiding in Sydney's historic Rookwood Cemetery.

      • CRS ST PETERS POP-UP

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

      • THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS

        This filthy felt film is disappointingly threadbare.

      • WE LOVE NIC CAGE FILM SERIES

        Six weeks. One actor. So many crazy grins.

      • SLENDER MAN

        The internet's favourite boogeyman makes the jump from overused meme to bland, routine, scare-free horror movie.

      • CHEESE FEAST AND BOTTOMLESS WINE

        Pair a platter with cheese with unlimited plonk.

      • AMERICAN MASTERS 1940–1980

        The National Gallery of Australia will pull out works by Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Jackson Pollock and more.

      • PARRAMATTA FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS

        Free Friday night gigs in pop-up spaces around Parramatta's CBD.

      • FRINGE CLUB 2018

        The Kings Cross Hotel will host late night Fringe shows this September — for free.

      • SYDNEY FRINGE COMEDY 2018

        Up to 20 shows at over five venues, every night.

      • SYDNEY FRINGE FESTIVAL 2018

        This year's program will see pop-up performances, cinemas, skating rinks and more take over 21 Sydney postcodes.

      • BLACKKKLANSMAN

        Spike Lee returns a wild, infuriating, eye-opening true story it feels like he was born to tell.

      • 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.

      • BOTTOMLESS SANGRIA BANQUET

        Sangria your way through a Saturday afternoon.

      • BROADWAY POP-UP FRINGE

        A roller skating rink will pop up on Broadway Sydney's rooftop during Fringe Festival

      • 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.

      • SPACEMAKERS AND ROOMSHAKERS

        The AGNSW revives some of its favourite large-scale works, including aromatic towers and rooms filled with thousands of balls.

      • JOHN RUSSELL: AUSTRALIA'S FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST

        This major exhibition celebrating the Sydney-born impressionist painter will also include works from the likes of Monet and Van Gogh.

      • SYMPOSIUM

        A new free underground arts and music night taking place every Sunday.

      • SUN XUN

        One of China's emerging artists heads to the MCA for a short residency with a 40-metre-long artwork in tow.

      • POP-UP GLOBE

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

      • TRAMSHEDS GROWERS MARKETS

        A new Sunday market packed with local produce and masterclasses.

      • SNOWSHOE TO FONDUE

        How far would you go for cheese?

      • WONDERLAND

        Go down the rabbit hole at ACMI's world-first interactive 'Alice in Wonderland' exhibition.

      • MOMA AT NGV: 130 YEARS OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

        Over 200 modern and contemporary masterpieces from New York's MoMA have come to Australia for the very first time in this epic display.

      • RAMEN X BURGERS WINTER POP-UP

        Bondi's Blanca Bar will be hawking a Japanese-inspired menu for winter.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT TACO TUESDAY

        Feast on unlimited tacos for $25 — while drinking a $12 margarita.

      • SATURDAY BREAKFAST AT FRED'S

        The Paddington restaurant serves coffee, scones and canelés from 8am, and sells boxes of fresh produce too.

      • KITTYHAWK JAZZ NIGHTS

        Party like it's 1944 at the CBD bar's live jazz sessions every Thursday and Saturday.

      • THIEVERY'S BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH BANQUET

        Glebe's Middle Eastern eatery has jumped on the brunch train — and we're on-board for breakfast baba and bellinis.

      • REAL BODIES THE EXHIBITION

        When we say real, we mean it — this display features 20 preserved human bodies and over 200 anatomical specimens.

      • FREE WEEKLY PILATES

        The Potts Point classes are happening every Wednesday for the rest of the year.

      • PAPER BIRD WEEKEND BRUNCH

        Start your weekend off with Korean bloody marys, pork katsu sandwiches and Single O coffee.

      • SUPERIOR FRIDAYS

        Superior Burger will take up weekly residency at Camperdown's Deus Cafe.

      • THE ROCKS FRIDAY FOODIE MARKETS

        Why wait for the weekend to get your market fix?

      • ZERO

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

      • CAN CAVA'S SUNDAY FUNDAY

        Draw out the last licks of the weekend with $10 cocktails and five-buck glasses of cava, wine and beer.

      • CHINATOWN NIGHT MARKETS

        Browse stalls of knickknacks, eat till your heart's content, then check out the illuminated street art.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT YUM CHA

        Eat away the excesses of the night before with a $30 feast.

      • KINGS CROSS WEEKEND MARKETS

        A weekend morning cornucopia of organic veggies, fruit, cheese and international dishes, plus fashion, homewares, books and more.

      • PADDINGTON MARKETS

        Find original wares by local designers and makers, international food stalls and live music.

      • CRAB RACING AT FRIEND IN HAND HOTEL

        Cold beers and left-of-centre entertainment.

      • WEDNESDAY FLIGHT NIGHT

        Spend your Wednesdays sampling whisky and cheese at Eau de Vie.

      • SOCAL BOTTOMLESS ROSé

        Wine-lovers unite.

      • SUNDAY BITES

        Food and fashion with a Middle Eastern flourish.

      • AFTERS

        Club 77's weekly club 'night' that kicks off at 5am.

      • CONTEMPORARY ART 101 @ ARTEREAL

        For anyone who ever stood in a contemporary art gallery and thought "I just don't get it".

      • SUNDAY JAZZ

        Chill out with a spot of Sunday afternoon jazz at The East Sydney Hotel.

      • BLACKTOWN MARKETS

        Peruse vintage bric-a-brac while you snack on homemade dim sum in the Skyline Drive-In.

      • GLEBE MARKETS

        Glebe's weekly go-to for pre-loved fashion, vinyl records and freshly made limeade.

      • YOGA AT POCKET CITY FARMS

        Finally a yoga practice where you can literally touch the earth.

      • EQ VILLAGE MARKETS

        Get your weekly shop from local growers and producers.

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