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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Week

This week in Sydney, you can check out a Banksy exhibition, enjoy live tunes at Taronga Zoo and see an 'Elvis' musical.
By Concrete Playground
February 19, 2024
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person

    Whimsical, tender, deadpan and enchanting, this French-language Canadian coming-of-age dramedy is about a bloodsucker who doesn't want to kill people.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Drive-Away Dolls

    There’s no shortage of Coenesque fun in this gloriously wild road-trip comedy, even with just one of the filmmaking brothers driving the show.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Zone of Interest

    More than a decade after 'Under the Skin', filmmaker Jonathan Glazer returns with a chilling and unforgettable Holocaust drama.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Big Queer Talent Quest

    Gen Fricker, Kath Ebbs and more star in a high camp, ultra-queer and proudly QTPOC comedy event this Friday.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bondi Beach Party

    Sophie Ellis-Bextor is headlining Mardi Gras 2024's 15,000-person party on Bondi Beach, with Slayyyter, Jay Jay Revlon, Lagoon Femshaymer and Corey Craig also on the lineup.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blink-182: Australian and New Zealand Tour 2024

    The Californian band have reunited with Tom DeLonge for a huge world tour — including playing Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bob Marley: One Love

    Another music biopic, another spectacular lead performance — this time from Kingsley Ben-Adir as Bob Marley.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Madame Web

    Casting Dakota Johnson, Sydney Sweeney and Adam Scott can't save this tangled mess in Sony's 'Spider-Man' Universe.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pixar Film Fest

    Pixar is bringing 'Soul', 'Turning Red' and 'Luca' to cinemas Down Under for the first time.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras

    Adam Lambert, Ultra Naté, CeCe Peniston, Slayyyter, Cub Sport, MAY-A, Keiynan Lonsdale: they're all helping Sydney's annual LGBTQIA+ celebration in 2024.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Absolut X

    Absolut is teaming up with Heaps Gay, Angels Only and Xaddy's Door List for a full-venue takeover of The House of Music and Booze.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Two Queers Comedy Festival

    Two Queers Walk Into a Bar is throwing a two-week comedy festival featuring a huge opening night gala and a new show from Zoe Coombs Marr.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Riceboy Sleeps

    Following a South Korean single mother and her son as they start new lives in Canada, this heartfelt drama is both tender and thoughtful.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Force of Nature: The Dry 2

    Eric Bana is excellent again as Aaron Falk, reteaming with filmmaker Robert Connolly to bring Jane Harper's second novel about the detective to the screen.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Blueprint for Ruins

    White Rabbit Gallery's latest stunning exhibition explores forgotten humanity in hyper-modern cities.

  • Food & Drink

    Chippendale Collective's Spice Festival

    Ring in the Year of the Dragon with art exhibits, cocktail masterclasses and decadent set meals throughout buzzing Chippendale.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Argylle

    Not content with just one star-studded action-comedy spy franchise to his name, ‘Kingsman’ filmmaker Matthew Vaughn starts another.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    May December

    Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman are phenomenal in this complicated based-on-a-true-tale drama, while 'Riverdale' star Charles Melton turns in his best performance yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Queens of the Stone Age: 'The End Is Nero' Australian Tour 2024

    The Josh Homme-fronted group is touring Down Under for the first time since 2018.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Twilight at Taronga

    This jam-packed series of gigs at the zoo is back for 2024 with Meg Mac, The Whitlams, a drag gala and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Europa! Europa Film Festival

    The Euro-centric film festival is back for 2024 with 47 movies, including a retrospective dedicated to 'Poor Things' filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Film Festival 2024

    Sydney's LGBTQIA+-focused late-summer and early-autumn film festival is back for 2024 with 161 movies and events.

  • Food & Drink

    Taylor Swift Bottomless Brunch

    Before the 'Eras' tour hits Sydney, head to Darlinghurst for a Taylor Swift-themed bottomless brunch complete with an all-Taylor playlist.

  • Food & Drink

    'In the Sun' Onboard The Jackson

    Four hours of Veuve Clicquot and oysters on a sun-soaked superyacht.

  • Travel & Leisure

    KPMG Australia Sail Grand Prix | Sydney 2024

    The elite high-speed sail race returns to Sydney Harbour for more breakneck aquatic action in 2024.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elvis: A Musical Revolution

    After first premiering in 2023, this Elvis musical is back to get Sydney all shook up.

  • Design & Style

    M.J. Bale Archive Sale

    Elevate your office garb with timeless pieces from Australian fashion label M.J. Bale's Archive Sale.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Lunar Festival

    Celebrate the Year of the Dragon as Haymarket is taken over by performances, market stalls, themed feasts, lion dances and dragon boat racing.

  • 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

    Sissy Ball

    The biggest vogue ball in the southern hemisphere is coming to Sydney Town Hall for Mardi Gras with a New Jersey ballroom legend providing the soundtrack.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Art of Banksy: Without Limits

    A huge Banksy exhibition filled with 160-plus artworks is on display in Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Anatomy of a Fall

    2023's Palme d'Or-winner is a stunning exploration of truth and trust, as led by a complex performance by Oscar-nominee Sandra Hüller.

  • Design & Style

    Ksubi Beach House Pop-Up

    Ksubi is bringing Kosta's Takeaway, Ricos Tacos and Pizza Oltra to Bondi with its summer beach house pop-up.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mov'In Bed Barangaroo Beach Cinema

    Mov'In Outdoor Bed Cinema is taking its mattresses to the beach at Barangaroo for three months.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney International Art Series: Louise Bourgeois

    Catch Louise Bourgeois' world-famous spider sculpture alongside more than 100 other pieces as part of the largest celebration of the artist to ever hit Australia.

  • Food & Drink

    Champagne Season at Esca Group

    Pop off into summer with a range of events and offers at Esca venues around Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Cinema North Sydney 2023–24

    Grab your picnic blanket: Sunset Cinema is back in North Sydney for another season of outdoor movies.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Westpac OpenAir 2024

    Enjoy a luxe meal and a drink by the harbour before catching new, recent and classic movies at this beautiful outdoor cinema across another summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Gatsby at The Green Light

    Enjoy all the ritz and riotous fun of a Gatsby party in this new show at the Sydney Opera House.

  • Food & Drink

    Canterbury Summer Night Markets

    Canterbury Park's Friday night races are getting a new regular food offering from Cambridge Markets.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Sydney 2023–24

    Grab your picnic basket and get ready for a dress-up 'Barbie' party, festive flicks, and nostalgic sessions of 'Jurassic Park' and 'The Mighty Ducks’.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ramses & the Gold of the Pharaohs

    Explore the life of one of Egypt's longest reigning rulers at this exhibition exclusive to the Australian Museum.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Laneway Cinema 2023–24 at The Rocks

    This free excuse to see movies under the stars is theming its monthly lineups, including comedy favourites, Christmas classics and 80s standouts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tidal Kin: Stories from the Pacific

    The new free exhibit showcases a largely overlooked period of history through a mix of visual markers and audio recordings.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney International Art Series: Kandinsky

    Explore the life and work of hugely influential 20th Century expressionist Vasily Kandinsky at the Art Gallery of NSW.

  • Food & Drink

    Nel's Native Australia Degustation

    The Sydney fine-diner is kicking off 2024 with an 11-course degustation devoted to native Australian ingredients.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blanc de Blanc Encore

    Prepare for a night of fun, frivolity and breathtaking acrobatics — all at Sydney's dazzling new theatre venue.

  • Food & Drink

    Cambridge Markets EQ

    Head to The Entertainment Quarter every Wednesday and Saturday to shop, eat and meet a variety of makers.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stargazing Tour with an Astrophysicist

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

  • Food & Drink

    Saturday Breakfast at Fred's

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

  • 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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