The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Learn about raising a Guide Dog, check out Good Food & Wine Show’s stellar lineup, or make your meal bottomless at Grana, Martinez, Easy Tiger and more.
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Published on June 20, 2024
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    Guide Dogs NSW Puppy Raiser Open Day

    Saturday, June 22, 2024

    Liverpool Golf Club, Lansvale

    Do you have what it takes to raise one of the next generation of service animals? You can find out at this open day for prospective volunteer puppy parents.

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    Inside Out 2

    Thursday, June 13 - Wednesday, July 10, 2024

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    Amy Poehler still brings joy in this nine-years-later sequel to one of Pixar's best films, which proves as emotionally intelligent as its predecessor.

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    World Press Photo Exhibition

    Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, July 7, 2024

    State Library of NSW, Sydney

    Head to the State Library of NSW to see the world's best (and most-confronting) photojournalism from the past year.

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    The Watchers

    Thursday, June 6 - Wednesday, June 26, 2024

    Various cinemas in Sydney

    With this intriguing gothic-tinged horror film, Ishana Night Shyamalan makes her feature directorial debut and lives up to her surname.

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    Taste of Wyong and Toukley

    Saturday, June 22, 2024 

    Various locations around the Central Coast

    Taste your way through two Central Coast townships on two Saturday's in June.

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    Karla Dickens — Embracing Shadows

    Saturday, June 22 - Sunday, August 11, 2024

    Gosford Regional Gallery, East Gosford

    30 years of powerful First Nations art is gathering in Gosford Regional Gallery for a three-month exhibition.

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    5 Lands Walk

    Saturday, June 22, 2024

    Various locations around the Central Coast

    Get up close and personal with First Nations culture on this day with a walk through Darkinjung Country.

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    Rockpool Bar & Grill's Degustation Dinners

    Saturday, June 1 - Saturday, July 20, 2024

    Rockpool, Sydney

    Rockpool chefs are showing off their creativity with this limited-time degustation that's packed with top-quality meat and seafood.

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    30-Percent Off Lunch at Martinez and Lana

    Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 30, 2024

    Various Hinchcliff House Venues, Sydney

    Cheap lunch alert — these two elegant CBD venues are slashing 30 percent off of your lunch bill when you dine in throughout the month of June.

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    Spice Temple's 15th Birthday Banquet

    Saturday, June 1 - Sunday, June 30, 2024

    Spice Temple, Sydney

    To celebrate its 15-year tenure, this CBD institution is dishing up a hefty banquet menu of its greatest hits over the years.

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    $10 Sunday Morning Movie Tickets at Hoyts

    Sunday, June 9, 2024, Sunday, June 16, 2024 and Sunday, June 23, 2024 

    Select cinemas in Sydney, Various locations

    Spend Sunday mornings in June at the flicks for a tenner — as long as your session starts before 12.01pm.

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    Butter Ramen Club

    Wednesday, May 1 - Monday, October 21, 2024

    Butter, Surry Hills

    Ramen fiends, it's your time to shine — you've got six whole months to enjoy six stellar bowls of ramen thanks to the return of this epic guest chef series at Butter.

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    Disaronno at Palace Cinemas in Sydney

    Monday, May 27 - Wednesday, July 31, 2024

    Various Sydney venues, Sydney

    Where to enjoy an authentic amaretto sour across Sydney.

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    Haus of Horror: A Winter Solstice Party Featuring 'The Ring'

    Saturday, June 22, 2024

    National Art School, Darlinghurst

    Celebrate the shortest day of the year with a screening of 'The Ring' inside the Old Darlinghurst Gaol thanks to this horror movie-loving team.

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    Death of a Salesman

    Wednesday, May 22 - Sunday, June 23, 2024

    Theatre Royal Sydney, Sydney

    Anthony LaPaglia leads an all-star cast in Neil Armfield's new production of Arthur Miller's "great American play".

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    Da Orazio Pasticceria Pop-Up

    Wednesday, May 15 - Sunday, June 30, 2024

    The Hub, Hall Street, Bondi Beach

    Take your pick from a selection of classic Italian cakes and pastries, daily panini specials and barista-brewed Vittoria coffee at this six-week pop-up.

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    Spanish Film Festival

    Wednesday, June 19 - Wednesday, July 10, 2024

    Select cinemas in Sydney, Various locations

    Say hola to the Sydney's annual showcase of Spanish and Latin American movies — including a celebration of Salvador Dalí in cinema.

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    Japanese Film Festival Online

    Wednesday, June 5 - Wednesday, July 3, 2024

    Online

    This virtual-only film festival is back for 2024 with 23 films, two TV dramas and four horror shorts, all of which you can watch for free.

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    Mud Crab Special at Spice Temple

    Wednesday, May 1 - Sunday, June 30, 2024

    Spice Temple, Sydney

    This coveted mud crab special is making its long-awaited seasonal return to the CBD restaurant's menu — but only for a limited time.

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    Good Food & Wine Show 2024

    Friday, June 21 - Sunday, June 23, 2024

    ICC Sydney, Sydney

    Expand your gastronomic horizons with a star-studded lineup of chefs and over 300 exhibitors at this annual event.

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    Chicago

    Sunday, June 9 - Sunday, July 28, 2024

    Capitol Theatre Sydney, Haymarket

    The smash-hit musical has brought its 1920s razzle dazzle — and all that jazz — back to Sydney.

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    EQ Market

    Saturday, October 22, 2022

    The Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park

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

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    Our House

    Wednesday, May 8 - Saturday, July 6, 2024

    Shell House, Sydney

    Shell House's huge two-month food and music festival is back with sets from Ben Fester and Wax'O Paradiso alongside pop-ups from Melbourne's Tipo 00, Chef Toshihiko Oe and Dale Ridgers.

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    Bernie Dieter's Club Kabarett

    Wednesday, May 29 - Sunday, July 28, 2024

    Sydney Spiegeltent, Moore Park

    Come for the no-holds-barred kabarett, then stay for the astonishing circus, gender-bending aerial and fire-breathing sideshow.

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    Raclette Supper at Handpicked Wines

    Wednesday, April 10 - Saturday, August 31, 2024

    Handpicked Cellar Door, Sydney

    Cosy up with some melted cheese and bold wines this winter.

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    Free Yoga Classes at Sorry Thanks I Love You

    Wednesday, May 8 - Wednesday, August 14, 2024

    Sorry Thanks I Love You, Sydney

    Stretch away your stresses with a free evening yoga class and herbal tea at the innovative retail space.

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    Meyhanes Nights at Baharat

    Saturday, May 4 - Saturday, August 3, 2024

    Baharat Bar - Food - Spices, Barangaroo

    Your next Saturday dinner is sorted with a $60 set menu packed with Turkish delights.

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    Central Coast Creative Spaces — Grace Agnes Art

    Monday, April 1 - Friday, June 28, 2024

    The Village Green, Toukley

    This Central Coast native artist is setting up in a gallery space for three months of workshops and events for all kinds of creativity.

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    All-You-Can-Eat Charcoal Chicken

    Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, December 29, 2024

    Henrietta Charcoal Chicken, Surry Hills

    Featuring hot chicks, crispy chips, creamy toum, fattoush salad, Henrietta’s signature hummus, and pickles.

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    Beau Artist Series

    Friday, April 12 - Sunday, October 13, 2024

    Beau, Surry Hills

    Art meets cuisine at this immersive artistic experience that brings creativity to the table.

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    China Diner Bottomless Bondi Brunch

    Saturday, April 6, 2024

    Bondi Beach, Sydney

    This weekly brunch deal is perfect for a Saturday celebration.

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    Nico Bottomless Lunches

    Saturday, April 6, 2024

    Nico, Cammeray

    Enjoy an Italian-filled feast with endless booze.

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    Once Upon a Time: Chapter Five

    Tuesday, April 16 - Saturday, August 10, 2024

    Nel Restaurant, Sydney

    NEL's 11-course Disney-themed degustation is back for 2024, this time featuring dishes inspired by 'Frozen' and 'The Jungle Book'.

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    Endless Celebrations at House Made Hospitality

    Monday, March 11 - Saturday, August 31, 2024

    Various House Made Hospitality venues, Sydney

    You can make any meal bottomless at Grana, Lana, Martinez, Promenade and Easy Tiger until the end of April.

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    Tidal Kin: Stories from the Pacific

    Saturday, October 7, 2023 - Monday, October 7, 2024

    Chau Chak Wing Museum, Camperdown

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

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