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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

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By Concrete Playground
August 04, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    Tight Tuesday Food Freebies for Students

    Broadway Shopping Centre is giving out 100 free meals to students every Tuesday for the next three months.

  • Food & Drink

    Sake Month

    Nakano Darling, Tachinomi YP and Yakitori Yurippi are celebrating all things sake with limited-time set menus this winter.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Meat Wednesdays

    Feast your way through unlimited pork belly, chicken schnitzels, chicken wings and German sausages.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Murder Party

    If ‘Amelie’ and ‘Knives Out’ combined, the end result would look like this candy-coloured French whodunnit.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bullet Train

    Brad Pitt's charisma, scene-stealing supporting players and spectacular stunt choreography help this assassins-on-a-train action-comedy mostly prove a blast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Being Together: Parramatta Yearbook

    This free exhibition sees artist Cherine Fahd capture the people, communities and stories of Parramatta, thanks to a series of pop-up portrait studios.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Seafood School's Spring Classes

    O Tama Carey and Danielle Alvarez are among the fantastic Sydney chefs taking part of this longstanding culinary school's spring experiences.

  • Food & Drink

    YCK Front & Centre

    This inner-city nightlife precinct is hosting a series of more than 50 events championing female and non-binary talent in hospitality and creative industries.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Full Time

    This French standout turns a single mother and five-star hotel chambermaid's hectic daily routine into a relentless thriller.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Forgiven

    This thorny satirical drama benefits from Ralph Fiennes at his best, playing a loathsome wealthy Londoner holidaying in Morocco and immersed in a tragedy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Australia on Celluloid

    As part of its 85th birthday celebrations, the Ritz is spending a year screening iconic Australian films on 35mm.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sleeplessness

    A 20-years-in-the-making production exploring family mystery, memory and migration is playing at Carriageworks this August.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Official Competition

    Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas are fantastic in this sharp and witty Spanish Argentine comedy about filmmaking.

  • Food & Drink

    Venture Beyond by Penfolds

    Penfolds is collaborating with Surry Hills diner nel, art collective Babekühl and Client Liaison for an immersive winetasting experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Forbearance Hotel: Gang of Youths Pop-Up Shop

    Nab exclusive Gang of Youths merch alongside the band's own beer and wine from this Chippendale pop-up.

  • Food & Drink

    Hot Chocolate Festival At Home 2022

    Get creative hot chocolate flavours delivered to your door.

  • Design & Style

    ESSE Studios at The Edit Collection Pop-Up

    Because shopping should always be a VIP experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Where the Crawdads Sing

    This 2018 bestseller jumps from the page to the screen, but proves as pristine and polished as a swampy southern gothic murder-mystery melodrama can be.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ultra Unreal

    Featuring work by six artists and collectives, this multi-sensory new MCA exhibition blends myths and reality to ponder possible futures.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    In A Nutshell — Bell Shakespeare

    Play witness to the brilliance of Shakespeare's most-loved plays and a new stand-out Walsh Bay theatre.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Black Phone

    Reteaming with his 'Sinister' director Scott Derrickson, Ethan Hawke is unnervingly excellent in this tense and eerie 70s-set horror film.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The 'Twilight' Saga Movie Marathon

    Relive the entire vampire romance saga in one epic 600-minute sitting.

  • Food & Drink

    Harbourside Carts at Opera Bar

    Roaming carts will be doing the rounds at Opera Bar throughout July and August, equipped with raclette, s'mores and piping-hot cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle Gelato Degustation

    Try four unique flavours of gelato — all centred around fresh truffles — at this new Circular Quay gelateria.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Best of Bong Joon-ho

    Check out four stunning movie from the acclaimed South Korean director's filmography — 'Parasite' included.

  • Food & Drink

    Truffle and Chocolate High Tea

    The Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park is celebrating truffle season with a special high tea menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Long Island Iced Tea Rita Series and Limited-Edition Tacos

    For three weeks, El Camino Cantina is splashing together Long Island iced teas and margaritas in one boozy beverage.

  • Food & Drink

    Dining Domes at 6HEAD

    These private dining domes for groups of up to six are popping up at waterfront fine diner 6HEAD.

  • Food & Drink

    Pepe's Winter Beach Lodge

    Looking to warm up your winter exploits? Head to Wollongong to lounge in a luxe beachside igloo with Fireball shots and canapés.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nebula Streaming Cinema

    This pop-up cinema lets you hit your streaming queue while relaxing in recliners, staring at a 150-inch screen and eating unlimited free popcorn.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jagged Little Pill the Musical

    The 15-time Tony Award-nominee returns to the Theatre Royal Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Chalet Sheaf

    You can get your post-ski party fix without leaving Sydney this winter.

  • Food & Drink

    The Winery Winter Garden Glamping

    The Winery's leafy al fresco dining area has been given a makeover for winter and features a dreamy glamping tent.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize 2022

    The exhibition showcases the thought-provoking works of 212 creatives, with painting and photography joining sculptural pieces and more.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Scandinavian Film Festival 2022

    Calling all Nordic cinema fans: Australia's annual showcase of Scandi movies returns to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Feeling 22

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

  • 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

    85 Films in 85 Days

    To celebrate 85 years screening flicks, Randwick's Ritz Cinema is showing 85 movies over 85 days — one for each year, and in order.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Clay Dynasty

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fangirls

    From The Beatles and INXS to One Direction, fangirls are the ones who have kept the light alive for these boy bands.

  • 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.

  • Food & Drink

    Big Poppa's Late-Night Dinner Party

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

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sydney Dog Lovers Show 2022

    Sydney's two-day dog expo is back — and so is its dedicated puppy patting zone.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eucalyptusdom

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

  • 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.

  • 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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