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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

Wander through this immersive Monet exhibition, or catch a gig at a pop-up outdoor concert space.
By Concrete Playground
May 03, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Locked Down

    Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor can't save this lockdown rom-com and heist flick from being dull, creaky, contrived and repetitive.

  • Food & Drink

    Showtime at Archie Brothers

    Once a month, you'll be able to head to Alexandria for stilt walkers, magicians, burlesque and beverages.

  • Design & Style

    Jungle Collective Mother's Day Indoor Plant Warehouse Sale

    Take your mum shopping for new green babies at this warehouse sale.

  • Food & Drink

    Margarita Week at Merivale

    These 28 Sydney restaurants and bars are serving up $12 margaritas all week.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Theatre Company Launches Act 2

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wrath of Man

    Reuniting for the first time in 16 years, Jason Statham and Guy Ritchie avoid simply rehashing their shared past glories in this effective revenge thriller.

  • Food & Drink

    Nasi Lemak Burgers

    This Malaysian-style burger is packed with fried chicken, peanuts, sambal and an egg.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    First Cow

    This rich, resonant and empathetic film about friendship and survival in a 19th-century Oregon community is director Kelly Reichardt's best yet.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Taco Day

    Score a free Crunchy Taco Supreme at any Sydney store.

  • Food & Drink

    Taste of the Beaches

    Pop-ups on the sand, food truck parties and craft brews aplenty — they're all a part of this new northern beaches food festival.

  • Food & Drink

    American Express Delicious Month Out

    Take advantage of special offers, exclusive menus and virtual masterclasses at this month-long, citywide food festival.

  • Food & Drink

    Mother's Day at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

    Spoil your mum with a waterfront long lunch with two hours of flowing floral drinks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The United States vs Billie Holiday

    In her first lead role, singer-turned-actor Andra Day is phenomenal as the iconic musician — but the film she's in often feels both rousing and standard.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Dissident

    This thorough, exacting and understandably infuriated documentary details the life and death of assassinated Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

  • Design & Style

    Finders Keepers Autumn/Winter Market 2021

    Support the next wave of independent artisans at this biannual art and design market.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter Ramen Club Tour

    The tour will feature a different dish each month — starting with its OG fried chicken ramen, of course.

  • Food & Drink

    Indulgence Festival

    A two-month, multi-venue homage to all things luxe, featuring fancy drinks, lavish lunches and multi-sensory art.

  • Food & Drink

    Taco and Tequila Fiesta 2021

    This six-day fiesta features bottomless taco feasts, margaritas aplenty and a fiery chilli-eating competition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Comedy Festival 2021

    Local and international comedic greats are descending on Sydney to deliver a jam-packed program of laughs.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spanish Film Festival 2021

    Watch your way through 29 movies from Spain and Latin America, including an award-winning rom-com, twisty thrillers and Gael García Bernal's latest.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gunda

    This dialogue-free documentary observes farm animals as they go about their daily lives, and the result is as haunting as it is striking.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Supernova

    Stanley Tucci and Colin Firth are simply heartbreaking in this affecting drama about a long-term couple dealing with early-onset dementia.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dylan Moran: 'Dr Cosmos' Stream

    Stream this side-splitting gig 'Black Books' star's last tour of Australia.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lumen

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

  • Food & Drink

    Mother's Day High Tea at the Zoo

    Treat mum — or yourself — to high tea with the koalas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ruby's Autumn Socials

    Zetland's outdoor music club returns for autumn with a jazz and funk lineup.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Seven Methods of Killing Kylie Jenner — Darlinghurst Theatre Company and Green Door Theatre Company

    This powerful production explores the commodification of Black women in the internet era.

  • Food & Drink

    Kiss My Hass Avocado Festival

    Fuel your avocado obsession with this special eight-week menu filled with avo-infused dishes and drinks.

  • Design & Style

    House of Kicks

    Personalise your kicks in a sneaker customisation workshop or learn street art techniques.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Cocktail Month

    Eighteen of Sydney's favourite bars will be whipping up exclusive cocktails during this month-long festival of booze.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    YCK Block Party

    Enjoy antipasto burlesque, poetry readings, wheelie bin art and 'Dungeons & Dragons' at this six-week CBD party.

  • Food & Drink

    Schnitty Fest

    Ten weeks, ten creative schnitzel variations — and a cheeky $10 Wednesday special if you want to sample them all.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dogged — Griffin Theatre Company

    See this new dark, poetic story set on Gunaikurnai Country.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nicole Kidman Retrospective

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Date with Fate

    Golden Age Cinema is spending weekends in autumn screening classics about about twisty romances and thrilling encounters.

  • 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

    Zany, Cute, Interesting

    AGNSW's latest free film season explores how movies make us feel.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Free Tree Giveaway 2021

    The NSW Government is giving away free trees to 13,500 households in the Greater Sydney area.

  • Food & Drink

    Brews with the Crew

    Swap mimosas for top-notch craft beer at this boozy bottomless lunch series.

  • Food & Drink

    The Hottest Ritas

    Sip your way through mango, watermelon, passionfruit and grape Nerds-flavoured margaritas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Trans Glamore

    Celebrate Sydney's transgender community with tunes and performances every month at Stonewall.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iranzamin

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Narcissus Garden

    Contemplate Sydney's — and your— history, identity and cultural belonging as you wander through Yayoi Kusama's immersive mirror ball installation.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MCA Late

    Friday evenings just got even better.

  • Food & Drink

    Picnic Social

    Close out your Sundays with drinks, free tunes and Opera Bar's harbour view.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Ryde Wharf Market

    Sydney's newest market takes place on the foreshore of the Parramatta River once a month.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Frozen the Musical

    The record-breaking Broadway musical, based on the smash-hit Disney film, is bringing Arendelle's frozen fractals and toe-tapping tunes Down Under.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Breakfast in the Sky

    Spectacular harbour views, breakfast and fine French bubbly make one extravagant way to start to the day.

  • Food & Drink

    GABS 2021

    The Great Australasian Beer Spectapular returns with hundreds of brews and plenty of beer-fuelled fun.

  • Food & Drink

    Brunch With...

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

  • Design & Style

    Paddington Markets

    Find original wares by local designers, food stalls and a new growers market for fresh produce.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Steam Dreams: The Japanese Public Bath

    This exhibition explores Japan's communal bathing culture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dude, It's a Coen Brothers Retrospective

    Screening everything from 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Fargo' to 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis'.

  • 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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