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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
January 28, 2020
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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
January 28, 2020
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  • Food & Drink

    East Village Beach Club

    This Darlo pub's rooftop is serving up tropical slushies and prawn rolls for the rest of summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

    Tom Hanks is pitch-perfect as US children’s television host Mr Rogers in this thoughtful, full-hearted and charming drama.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Just Mercy

    This rousing true-crime story about an African American man on death row features excellent performances by Michael B Jordan and Jamie Foxx.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter X Kong BBQ Kim Chi'Ken Sandwich

    A limited-edition fried chicken sandwich available at both Butter's Surry Hills and Parramatta stores.

  • Food & Drink

    Six Bar

    This Tudor-inspired bar has popped up at the Sydney Opera House with champagne, quoits and an all-female DJ lineup.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunar New Year at Burwood Chinatown

    Celebrate the Year of the Rat with mochi doughnuts, fried chicken and 1000 free bubble teas.

  • Food & Drink

    Weekend Yum Cha

    This Surry Hills favourite is doing $39.50 yum cha feasts every weekend in February.

  • Food & Drink

    The Rocks Lunar Markets 2020

    Celebrate Lunar New Year with steamed buns and animal-shaped fairy floss on the cobbled streets of The Rocks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wansolwara: One Salt Water

    A multi-location exhibition explores the languages, traditions and histories of people connected by one ocean.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunar Lanterns 2020

    Twelve giant lanterns are popping up around Sydney for Lunar New Year.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Cinema North Sydney 2020

    Settle in for an al fresco screening of 'Spirited Away' or 'Dirty Dancing' with bottomless popcorn.

  • Food & Drink

    Messina Eats x Wonderbao: Chinese New Year

    Messina is collaborating with Wonderbao for a two-day pop-up of bao and mango pancakes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Biggest Little Farm

    This insightful documentary about a Californian couple’s efforts to start an eco-conscious farm will inspire you to pack up and live on the land.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bombshell

    There's a vital story at the heart of this dramatisation of Fox News' sexual harassment scandal, but this star-studded drama is an empty shell of a #MeToo movie.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Do Not Sleep Bushfire Relief Fundraiser Party

    A one-off dance party bringing a touch of Ibiza to Sydney shores is also raising money for the NSW RFS.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Dumplings at Koala Rooftop

    Eat endless dumplings on the zoo's koala rooftop at sunset.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Open at Coogee Bay Hotel

    Watch a tennis match with a cold one in hand, then challenge your mates to a round of ping pong.

  • Food & Drink

    Festival of Melted Cheese

    This lower north shore bar has created a month-long menu dedicated to ooey, gooey cheese.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    True History of the Kelly Gang

    Ned Kelly returns to the big screen in a bold, brutal masterpiece that re-imagines and re-interrogates the notorious Aussie bushranger's place in the country's history.

  • Food & Drink

    Mrs Sippy Summer Brunches

    Spend an afternoon with summery vodka cocktails, a Mediterranean feast and laid-back tunes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    1917

    Gripping, urgent and strikingly shot, this First World War drama follows two soldiers as they venture through enemy territory.

  • Food & Drink

    Make it Rain

    Freda's is throwing another one of its massive parties — but this time it's fundraising for bushfire relief.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fork Festival 2020

    A heap of Sydney restaurants are offering half-price meals for five weeks.

  • Food & Drink

    Chinese New Year Celebration

    Ring in the Year of the Rat with a high-flying feed at one of Sydney's top restaurants.

  • Food & Drink

    Nel's Australian Summer Menu

    The underground restaurant is launching an Australian-themed degustation for summer — with Vegemite cocktails and Weet-Bix desserts — and donating a portion of profits to Rural Aid.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bucket List Riviera Pop-Up

    Australia's most famous beach is getting some French chic vibes this summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Japan Supernatural X Chiswick at the Gallery

    Tuck into a bento box, sip an Asahi then come face-to-face with some eerie Japanese artworks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Big Bounce

    The world's largest inflatable theme park for adults is coming to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney 7s 2020

    High-voltage rugby, fancy dress and a mini music festival come to Parramatta this summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shaggy & Sean Paul

    The two 90s and 00s stars coming to Sydney for a a boombastic nostalgic show.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Laneway Festival 2020

    This year's lineup is headed by Charli XCX and Earl Sweatshirt.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mov'in Bed 2020

    Sydney's outdoor bed cinema is back.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Twilight at Taronga 2020

    Pack a picnic and spend an eve at the zoo with the musical legends of your choice — including Paul Kelly, Meg Mac, Broods and Wolfmother.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fatboy Slim

    The godfather of 90s dance music returns.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cockatoo Island Overnight Fright

    Explore the spooky side of Cockatoo Island — then stay there overnight.

  • Food & Drink

    Bubbles, Burrata & Bocconcini

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Little Women

    The classic American novel gets a sharp, savvy and soulful new adaptation, with Greta Gerwig at the helm and Saoirse Ronan leading the cast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shrek the Musical

    The production, which originally opened on Broadway in 2008, will bring its green-hued nostalgia to Sydney's Lyric Theatre.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Summer Skin Check Sessions

    Get your skin checked for free at three waterfront Merivale venues throughout January.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Western Sydney

    Sydney's always-popular outdoor cinema heads west for the first time.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Westpac Openair 2020

    Sydney's waterfront outdoor cinema returns with a next-level snack menu and a lineup of films that haven't yet hit cinemas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Sessions at Cockatoo Island

    Catch great music and gorgeous views over the harbour every Saturday in summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Studio Ghibli Summer Festival

    Get spirited away at this magical cinema tribute at the Art Gallery of NSW.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rebecca Baumann: Radiant Flux

    The architecture of one of our most loved buildings will be transformed by colour for six months.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ritz Laneway Cinema

    Watch new and classic films under the stars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2019–20

    Summer has arrived with the return of Sydney's always-popular outdoor cinema.

  • Food & Drink

    Fever-Tree Tonic & Gin Garden

    A bunch of G&T gardens are popping up at pubs and bars around Sydney this summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Oyster Hour

    Fratelli Fresh is shucking $2 oysters every day until the end of January.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Seafood Summer Classes

    Some of Sydney's best chefs are hosting cooking classes to mark the school's 30th anniversary.

  • Food & Drink

    Froze Your Way

    A pop-up pour-your-own frosé bar with six different flavours and heap of lollies for DIY garnishes.

  • Food & Drink

    Disney's 'Frozen II' at The Grounds

    The Alexandria cafe has been transformed into a sprawling wonderland of snow, sweets and dazzling trees for its latest pop-up.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cornelia Parker

    See an exploded garden shed, steamrolled silver and a blood-red room of absent poppies in the largest exhibition of the British artist’s works to date.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Quilty

    Featuring the acclaimed Australian artist's raw self-portraits, plus works inspired by his visits to Lebanon, Syria and Greece, all across more than 70 pieces.

  • Food & Drink

    MCA x Patrón Pop-Up

    The MCA's got a new tequila-fuelled pop-up bar for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guan Wei: MCA Collection

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

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Fratelli Fresh's Festa Italiana

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japan Supernatural

    The Art Gallery of NSW's summer exhibition will showcase the works of two monumental Japanese artists: Takashi Murakami and Katsushika Hokusai.

  • Design & Style

    Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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