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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Explore this outdoor art exhibition in the Blue Mountains, or head to one of three Sydney galleries for a huge biennial art exhibition.
By Concrete Playground
December 02, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dune

    Phenomenally cast, staged and shot, this Timothée Chalamet-led version of sci-fi’s desert-dwelling space thriller is spectacular.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Other Art Fair 2021

    Buy art direct from Sydney's emerging and unrepresented artists, or experience larger-than-life bubble art and hand-poked tattoos at this four-day affordable art fair.

  • Food & Drink

    Flavours of Fukuoka

    Tonkotsu ramen specials are popping up in four Japanese restaurants around Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Doug Aitken's Song 1 at the MCA

    You can catch one of Doug Aitken's largest installations at the MCA this summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Take Me to The Candy Shop

    Tex-Mex chain El Camino Cantina is celebrating summer with bright-hued, candy-flavoured margaritas — complete with edible candy garnishes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    Unpacking a sex-tape scandal — as well as the state of the world today — this Romanian award-winner is scorching and searing from its first frame to its last.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    Tom Hardy and his parasite are back in this gleefully ridiculous sequel to 2018's box-office hit — and watching the actor argue with himself is the best thing about the film.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Titane

    Following a serial-killing car model, this ferocious and unflinching body-horror thriller is only the second-ever movie to win a female filmmaker Cannes Film Festival’s coveted Palme d’Or.

  • Design & Style

    Tramsheds x Don de L'Amour Christmas Tree Pop-Up 2021

    Fill your home with the smell of fresh pine by picking up a real Christmas tree.

  • Design & Style

    The Cannery Christmas Markets 2021

    Rosebery's food and drink hub is hosting its annual Christmas market complete with gin tastings, Christmas pudding and handmade gifts.

  • Food & Drink

    Three Blue Ducks Barbecue Sundays

    Head to Three Blue Ducks Rosebery every Sunday for a next-level barbecue feast and live music.

  • Food & Drink

    Sea Life's Festive Underwater Dining

    Tuck into a three-course Christmas meal — and two hours of drinks — while surrounded by marine creatures.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cockle Bay Wharf Pedal Boats 2021–22

    Cruise around Darling Harbour in an old-school pedal boat this summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Happy Hour at Montage Piazza

    Sip half-price cocktails over woodfired pizzas at this inner west Italian gem by the bay.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Monster Jump

    An inflatable obstacle course is coming to Sydney for some action-packed summer fun.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize 2021

    The inaugural exhibition boasts 220 thought-provoking works by 220 artists across multiple creative disciplines, from wearable designs and ceramics to film and photography.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Rescue

    The Oscar-winning directors behind 'Free Solo' swap climbing peaks for diving deep, this time chronicling the rescue of 12 Thai schoolboys and their soccer coach from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Blue Bayou

    With potent performances and a dreamy-yet-gritty look, this deeply moving drama tackles America's immigration laws and their punitive impact.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Zola

    2015's viral 148-post Twitter thread about a Florida trip gone wrong comes to the screen, complete with candy hues, a bold approach and a savvy dissection of social media.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Les Sculptures Refusées 2021

    Head to the second year of the Q Station's free sculpture exhibition.

  • Food & Drink

    Picnics on the Lawn

    Sample Chiswick's new spring menu alongside gin cocktails at this sun-soaked picnic series.

  • Food & Drink

    Nel's Christmas Degustation

    Visit Nel for an 11-course Christmas-themed degustation featuring meals inspired by 'Elf' and classic festive dishes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wonderdome

    Recline on throne-style beanbags, stare up a 21-metre dome and watch films that've been designed to take up the entire 360-degree space.

  • Food & Drink

    Effervescence Sydney by Moet & Chandon

    Kick start your summer with a sparkling afternoon by the harbour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Matisse Alive

    Catch works inspired by Henri Matisse at this free exhibition running in conjunction with AGNSW's 'Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sky Castle

    Mosey through inflatable arches at this luminous pop-up installation in Darling Harbour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bite Marks

    Screening everything from 'Jaws' to 'Raw', Golden Age's latest cult film series has teeth.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    No Time to Die

    Daniel Craig farewells his time as Bond in a thrilling, weighty and emotional swansong that isn't afraid to shake and stir the franchise's usual elements.

  • Food & Drink

    'Beauty and the Beast' at The Grounds of Alexandria

    Be The Grounds of Alexandria's guest to celebrate the Disney animated favourite's 30th anniversary.

  • 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

    Laugh Outta Lockdown Festival

    The Factory Theatre is hosting six weeks of comedy to inject some giggles back into your life post-lockdown.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Art Pharmacy Installations at The Rocks

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Christmas Fair

    Feel like getting festive? The Entertainment Quarter is hosting a family-friendly fair filled with holiday fun.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Saturday Carpark Parties at Public House Petersham

    Celebrate the return of the dancefloor to Sydney with this series of free inner west parties.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Film Festival 2021

    Australia's annual celebration of Japanese films is celebrating its 25th year by bringing 21 new and classic movies to Sydney.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pixar Putt 2021–22

    Sydney's Pixar-themed mini golf course returns with 'Toy Story', 'The Incredibles', 'Wall-E' and 'Inside Out'-themed holes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Purple House

    This exhibition celebrates Pintupi artists and the 21st anniversary of the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal with eight historically significant artworks.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sugar Republic 2021

    Sugar Republic is making a comeback, complete with a marshmallow pool, a giant lolly jar, a sprinkles ball pit and a living room dedicated to iconic Australian biscuits.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Doug Aitken: New Era

    This long-awaited survey of celebrated American artist Doug Aitken is finally coming to the MCA.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Matisse: Life & Spirit, Masterpieces from the Centre Pompidou, Paris

    This landmark exhibition features over 100 of the groundbreaking artist's works.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Cinema Ku-ring-gai 2021

    Settle in for an al fresco screening of 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,' 'Grease' or spooky Halloween flicks.

  • Food & Drink

    Fellr Garden of Fizz

    Head to the Royal Botanic Gardens throughout spring and summer for Australia's first pop-up hard seltzer bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Fonda DIY Taco Kits and Margs

    Fonda's new limited-edition taco packs and bottled margs are primed for your next lockdown-friendly fiesta.

  • Design & Style

    Neighbourhood Earth

    An immersive, multi-sensory adventure awaits at this intergalactic exhibition.

  • Design & Style

    Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto

    It's the first exhibition in Australia that'll solely focus on Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel's contributions to fashion and culture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    2021 Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

    Australia’s longest running and most prestigious art awards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists is back — and you can catch it IRL or online.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Scandinavian Film Festival 2021

    Australia's annual showcase of Nordic cinema returns to Sydney with a lineup of films from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jagged Little Pill the Musical

    The 15-time Tony Award-nominee will reopen the Theatre Royal Sydney in December.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ivy Weekender

    Ivy is starting summer with a bang, hosting eight parties across four days.

  • Food & Drink

    Frankie's $1 Pizza Happy Hour

    Head to Hunter Street between 4–6pm every day for $1 slices before the Sydney favourite closes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Unsettled

    A new exhibition and event series on truth telling and First Nations resistance.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Trans Glamore

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eucalyptusdom

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Graphic Identities

    The Powerhouse Museum has dug into its collection to bring us eight influential designers from the worlds of advertising, publishing and fine art.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Robert Rosen: Glitterati

    See the portraits of Australia's social pages in this exhibition of photographer Robert Rosen's works.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Electric Keys

    Take a deep dive into the history of the modern keyboard and its influence across jazz, rock, pop and soul.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Microcars

    Why should supercars get all the glory? These micro vehicles show the rise of travelling in a compact and economical fashion over the last six decades.

  • Food & Drink

    Picnic Social

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

  • 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

    Sunday Bites

    Food and fashion with a Middle Eastern flourish.

  • Food & Drink

    Blacktown Markets

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga at Pocket City Farms

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

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