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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

See a movie under the stars, score cheap tickets to a variety of shows at the Sydney Opera House or discover a pop-up food and beer garden in the northern beaches.
By Concrete Playground
March 05, 2021
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Movie Frenzy 2021

    Rent some of the past year's big movies for pocket change.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Chaos Walking

    Starring Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley, this long-delayed space western is tedious, generic and struggles with its premise.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Raya and the Last Dragon

    Disney's latest animated delight pairs breathtaking imagery and lively voice work with a moving story of hope.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    All About Women 2021

    This year's one-day lineup covers everything from the evolution of the feminist movement to coping with doomscrolling.

  • Design & Style

    The Iconic 40 Percent Exclusive Edit Sale

    Treat yourself to some new wardrobe items at this online sale.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Free Plant Day

    The City of Parramatta is giving away thousands of trees and shrubs.

  • Food & Drink

    The Hottest Ritas

    Sip your way through mango, watermelon, passionfruit and grape Nerd-flavoured margaritas.

  • Design & Style

    RSPCA Clothing Collective Pop-Up

    Shop for new and secondhand threads for $5, with the proceeds going towards helping animals in need.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras at The Imperial

    The three-level venue is going big and hosting 15 Mardi Gras events across one full-on week.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Slumber Party

    The nightclub has been filled with queen-sized beds and is hosting a sparkly Mardi Gras party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Mardi Gras House Party By Heaps Gay

    The Oxford Tavern will be filled with Sydney's best queer DJs and performers for one big (free) Mardi Gras party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Oxtravaganza 2021

    Oxford Street businesses are still celebrating the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in a big way.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Directors' Cuts

    Catch everything from 'Midsommar' to 'Blade Runner' exactly as the filmmakers behind them intended.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alliance Francaise French Film Festival 2021

    It's touring a program of 37 films around the country, including twisty thrillers, engaging love stories and a movie inspired by Céline Dion.

  • Food & Drink

    Chilli Fest 2021

    A month-long event filled with chilli-topped pizzas, spicy cocktails and chilli eating competitions.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Truffle Hunters

    Leisurely and engaging, this documentary about elderly men and their dogs searching for truffles in Northern Italy serves up a rich and substantial cinematic meal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Firestarter — The Story of Bangarra

    Celebrating Australia's acclaimed Indigenous dance theatre, this excellent documentary also steps through the nation's past and paints a portrait of three siblings with dreams as big as their talents.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Little Things

    Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto co-star in this 90s-style serial killer thriller — and none of them will add new Oscars to their mantles for their efforts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Minari

    Vivid, honest and tender, this resonant and moving drama stars Steven Yeun as a Korean American father and farmer chasing a better life for his family.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bayram Ali

    Turkish-Cypriot immigrant Bayram Ali captured the Snowy Mountains' hydroelectric engineering in the 1950s–70s — see his 35 millimetre prints in this photographic exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Narcissus Garden

    Contemplate Sydney's — and your— history, identity and cultural belonging as you wander through Yayoi Kusama's immersive mirror ball installation.

  • Food & Drink

    World Bartender Day 2021

    Mark the annual celebration by sipping inventive cocktails — or creating your own at home.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Transitions Film Festival 2021

    Going virtual for the first time, this Australian film festival showcases documentaries about our changing world.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ocean Film Festival World Tour 2021

    Dive into a festival filled with sea-focused cinema.

  • Food & Drink

    Welcome to Marrakesh at The Grounds

    The Grounds of Alexandria has given its garden a Moroccan-inspired makeover — and it's serving up Moroccan dessert boards, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Piazza

    Consider your festival cravings covered thanks to this Italian-themed pop-up gig space.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jewish International Film Festival 2021

    After sitting out 2020, the cinema showcase returns with 29 features, 19 documentaries and episodes from three TV series.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Steam Dreams: The Japanese Public Bath

    This exhibition explores Japan's communal bathing culture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London

    It includes Van Gogh’s 'Sunflowers' — and it's the largest batch of works to venture beyond the United Kingdom in the gallery's history.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Parade 2021

    Australia's biggest LGBTQIA+ celebration takes over a temporary new home this March.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nomadland

    Featuring an exceptional performance by Frances McDormand, this deeply humanist road trip drama serves up a touching observational portrait of those that society happily overlooks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cat Cinema

    Sydney's space-themed cat cafe has a new cinema — fur real.

  • Food & Drink

    Northies Summer Terrace

    Continue the vacay vibes at this south Sydney institution — backed by live tunes and ocean views.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Cinema North Sydney 2021

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    $21 Summer Tix

    Nab discounted tickets to a show, event or experience at midday each day until the end of March.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dude, It's a Coen Brothers Retrospective

    Screening everything from 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Fargo' to 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pat Larter

    See the career-spanning first solo exhibition from one of the leading voices in the ‘femail’ art movement.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mov'In Boat Floating Cinema

    Watch 'The Meg', 'Free Willy' and 'Death on the Nile' on a rowboat or floating pontoon in Darling Harbour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Frozen the Musical

    The record-breaking Broadway musical, based on the smash-hit Disney film, is bringing Arendelle's frozen fractals and toe-tapping tunes Down Under.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2020–21

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brett Whiteley: Feathers and Flight

    Take a stickybeak into the famed Australian artist’s love of feathered creatures.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ritz Laneway Cinema 2020–21

    Watch new and classic flicks under the stars — while sitting in a director's chair in a laneway.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    InBloom

    This colourful living exhibition features a 'watercolour painting' made from over 20,000 plants.

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