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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

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By Concrete Playground
June 27, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ali & Ava

    This lyrical social-realist drama from British filmmaker Clio Barnard tells a tender and touching tale about two West Yorkshire residents looking for love and happiness.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lost Illusions

    Featuring superb performances and an involving narrative, this handsome 19th century-set French drama about big dreams and stark realities feels oh-so-relevant today.

  • Design & Style

    IKEA Mid-Year Clearance Sale 2022

    The Swedish furniture giant is offering discounts of up to 50 percent off until July 10.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Once — Darlinghurst Theatre Company

    Based on the beloved movie of the same name, this Grammy and Tony Award-winning musical returns to Sydney for another winter season.

  • Food & Drink

    Bush Bake

    Bush, Donut Papi and Mapo are coming together for a nostalgic bake sale.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Movie Frenzy 2022

    Rent some of the past year's big movies for pocket change.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elvis

    Baz Luhrmann's take on the king of rock 'n' roll is a sprawling, exhilarating spectacle, as led by an exceptional Austin Butler in the pompadour and jumpsuits.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Palace Cinemas' $9 Student Saver Day

    The cinema chain is treating students to $9 tickets every Wednesday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Men

    'Ex Machina' and 'Annihilation' filmmaker Alex Garland returns with a #MeToo horror film that's both blatant and piercing.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter x Spotify A1 Menu

    Butter has come together with Spotify and three exciting young hip-hop artists to create a set of limited-time menu items.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lightyear

    This Buzz Lightyear origin story doesn't soar to infinity and beyond, but it benefits from lively voice work and a scene-stealing robot cat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nude Tuesday

    Spoken only in gibberish, and unafraid to bare all, this New Zealand sex comedy starring Jackie van Beek, Jemaine Clement and Damon Herriman is revelatory several times over.

  • Food & Drink

    Everyday We're Truffling — Truffle Month 2022

    Salt Meats Cheese is serving up a truffled-filled menu throughout July, including truffle baked brie, truffle gnocchi and truffle pizza.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Winter School Holidays at Sydney Olympic Park

    Whether your child loves competition, is a sports fanatic or just likes to have a go, there's an athletic activity with their name on it.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Feeling 22

    AGNSW is relaunching its huge free cinema program to celebrate 22 years of screenings.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Hero

    Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi returns to his best with this Cannes Grand Prix-winner, which follows an imprisoned man, a lucky find and a good deed that doesn't go unpunished.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jurassic World Dominion

    The sixth film in the dinosaur franchise reteams OG stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum — but even that can't save its extinction-level struggles.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MCA Late: June

    Shake up your after-dark activities with a culture trip to MCA Late this June.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ryde Wharf Market

    Explore over 70 stalls featuring beautiful local produce, artisanal clothing, homewares and more at this fortnightly Sunday market on the banks of the Parramatta River.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Under CTRL House Parties at PHP

    All of the good vibes and tunes of a house party — and none of the cleanup.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    After Dark at the Hyde Park Barracks: Daniel Crooks

    Sydney Living Museums is back with another instalment of music and art at this historic CBD site.

  • Food & Drink

    Champagne Masterclass at Sorry Thanks I Love You

    Get schooled on the ins and outs of the famous French sparkling while perusing racks of fabulous fashion.

  • Food & Drink

    NOMAD Truffle Brunch

    If you're looking for a new lazy Sunday brunch option, time your next visit to NOMAD — where the team is celebrating all things truffle.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    National Indigenous Art Fair 2022

    This First Nations art market will arrive at The Rocks just in time for NAIDOC Week.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Clay Dynasty

    See the evolution of Australian studio ceramics at the Powerhouse Museum with over 400 works by 160 different artists.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Bondi Festival 2022

    A 17-day festival at Australia's most famous beach with a ferris wheel, ice-skating rink, theatre shows and art.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Walking Through a Songline

    Head to Museum of Sydney for an immersive exhibition with deep cultural connections.

  • Food & Drink

    'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Degustation at Nel

    Let your tastebuds say "come what may" to this nine-course 'Moulin Rouge!'-themed degustation at Sydney fine-diner Nel.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    The Broadway hit is finally bringing its all-singing, all-dancing romance to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2022

    See the winners of this year's prizes — then vote for your favourites.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Igloos on the Pier 2022

    Igloos are popping up at Pier One again — and this year, they're surrounded by lit-up cherry blossom trees.

  • Food & Drink

    Fonda x Wonderbao

    The humble bao has been given a Mexican twist for Fonda's new limited-edition collaboration menu.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The House After Dark 2022

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    It Takes Time: Ten Films by Frederick Wiseman at SFF

    Sydney Film Festival is dedicating its 2022 retrospective to an award-winning documentarian and his commitment to examining American institutions.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cruel Intentions: The 90s Musical

    Calling all 90s teens: this film-to-theatre adaptation is bringing its 90s soundtrack and dangerous liaisons to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mary Poppins

    Our favourite flying nanny will drop into the Lyric Theatre in May.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022

    Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are now on display in Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter Ramen Club Tour 2022

    Butter's tour of creative ramen dishes is back by popular demand — starting with its OG fried chicken ramen, of course.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Calendar of Cage

    Thirteen weeks. One actor. So many crazy grins.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    An American in Paris

    Romance and old-world charm have come to Sydney in the form of this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Powerhouse Late 2022

    Catch free talks, musical performances and exhibitions alongside a pop-up cocktail bar at the Powerhouse Museum after dark.

  • Food & Drink

    $2 Tacos

    Sydney's Tex-Mex bars are slinging cheap tacos one night a week.

  • Food & Drink

    Big Poppa's Late-Night Dinner Party

    Party until 3am every Sunday night at Big Poppa's.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nights at the Museum

    Your culture trip just got better, with live music, late nights and a pop-up bar joining the Australian Museum.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Inside the Tide

    Over 20,000 plants have been installed, including one of the largest vertical green walls in the southern hemisphere.

  • Food & Drink

    Rocker Sundays

    Head to Rocker each Sunday arvo for two hours of free-flowing rose, Sydney rock oysters, cauliflower hummus and live tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Art Pharmacy Installations at The Rocks

    Discover these five public art installations that have popped up in The Rocks.

  • Food & Drink

    About Time Pop-Up Bar

    Sip Frosty Fruit slushies and eat roast lamb damper rolls at this limited-time bar in Sydney's CBD before it's demolished to make room for the new metro line.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stargazing Tour with an Astrophysicist

    Explore the night sky at this astronomical tour in the Blue Mountains.

  • Food & Drink

    Blacktown Markets

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

  • Food & Drink

    Fabbrica's Aperitivo Hour

    Knock off work early and treat yourself to $10 cocktails and a selection of fried and sliced bar snacks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eucalyptusdom

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

  • Food & Drink

    $1.50 Oyster Hour

    Tuck into cheap, delicious oysters once a week.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jazz at Yulli's Brews

    Get your fix of beer and vegan food over some smooth, free jazz.

  • Food & Drink

    Saturday Breakfast at Fred's

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

  • Food & Drink

    Kings Cross Weekend Markets

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

  • Design & Style

    Paddington Markets

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga at Pocket City Farms

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

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