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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Drink many pinot noirs at this cellar door's bottomless brunch and then recover at a free yoga class.
By Concrete Playground
November 08, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

    Drink many pinot noirs at this cellar door's bottomless brunch and then recover at a free yoga class.
    By Concrete Playground
    November 08, 2018
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      • WHALES | TOHORA

        An immersive exhibition of the world's largest animals at the Australian Museum.

      • SUSPIRIA

        This glorious and gory remake of the 1977 original is a twitchy, witchy delight.

      • FREE MESSINA AND 8-BIT BURGERS

        Tuck into free burgers and gelato for one more week (or year, if you're lucky).

      • WEEKEND DEGUSTATION LUNCH

        Cake Wines' Redfern cellar door is hosting weekly lunch feasts with bottomless pinot noir throughout October.

      • CHARGRILL CHARLIE'S WILLOUGHBY REOPENING

        The Sydney institution is reopening its lower north shore store with free barbecue chickens and chips.

      • RUSSIAN RESURRECTION FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Australia's annual celebration of Russian cinema celebrates its 15th year.

      • BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

        This superficial but still engaging Queen biopic is lifted by Rami Malek's supersonic performance as Freddie Mercury.

      • RIGHT HERE. RIGHT NOW. — URBAN THEATRE PROJECTS

        An immersive theatre experience that will take you around the streets of Blacktown (including a stop for a communal Persian, Ethiopian or Afghan meal).

      • THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB

        Lisbeth Salander is back in this bland and routine instalment in the Dragon Tattoo franchise.

      • WILDLIFE

        Actor Paul Dano directs this meticulous and emotionally affecting marital drama, with Carey Mulligan putting in a dynamite performance as an unhappy small-town housewife.

      • FAHRENHEIT 11/9

        Michael Moore returns to form with a bleak and unsettling take on the erosion of American democracy.

      • CARGO SUMMER SPRITZ BAR

        Sunny afternoons call for bottomless spritz cocktails and seafood bites by the water.

      • BETTY'S BURGERS MANLY WHARF GRAND OPENING

        Make tracks to this free northern beaches bash for burgers, fireworks and seaside games.

      • 8BIT'S BIG PAC BIRTHDAY

        The burger joint will be doing Big Mac-inspired meals throughout November — think double stack burgers and raspberry sundaes.

      • GHOST STORIES

        Martin Freeman stars in this stirring, impeccably staged British horror anthology.

      • BOY ERASED

        Joel Edgerton directs a sensitive and somber drama about the impact of gay conversion therapy, as based on a true story.

      • FLAVOURS OF AUBURN COOKING CLASS: VEGAN ETHIOPIAN CUISINE

        Learn to cook a delicious Ethiopian meal — then eat it.

      • LORELEI

        This diverse operatic cabaret redefines the seductress female character.

      • AFTRS SUMMER INTENSIVES

        Take a step towards fulfilling your dream of being a filmmaker, documentarian or radio presenter with these five-day intensive courses.

      • NEWTOWN FESTIVAL 2018

        The one-day celebration of music, art, food and four-legged friends returns to the inner west.

      • HALLOWEEN

        John Carpenter's iconic horror franchise gets its best sequel to date.

      • JEWISH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        Celebrating Jewish culture on the big screen with more than 60 films from 23 countries.

      • THE ARDBEG SMOKEHOUSE AT OLD MATE'S PLACE

        Whisky, snags and Ardbeg's bespoke barbecue sauce — all the ingredients for a top-notch Sunday.

      • 1%

        Ryan Corr and Matt Nable power through this familiar but engaging Aussie biker drama.

      • A STAR IS BORN

        Lady Gaga transforms from pop star to revelatory actress in this wrenching Hollywood melodrama.

      • TANQUERAY POP-UP BAR AT TASTE OF SYDNEY COLLECTIVE

        Stop by this terrace bar for a tipple to accompany the food festival's many epicurean delights.

      • BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE

        The new thriller from the maker of The Cabin in the Woods is a rollicking good time.

      • FIRST MAN

        An intimate and breathtaking character study that reminds us exactly why we still love going to the movies.

      • YOUNG GUN OF WINE UNCUT

        Sample 60 of Australia's most exciting new wines while on a rooftop overlooking the ocean.

      • HIGHER TEA

        A BYO high tea on a rooftop with dishes by Shortstop, Donut Papi, Brickfields and more.

      • WARM BODIES

        Horror, rot, mutation and destruction.

      • AMERICAN ANIMALS

        Documentary and drama combine in dazzling fashion in this endlessly fascinating exploration of a real-life heist.

      • RAW BY TRAMSHEDS

        Check out the edible garden and carve a pumpkin at Tramsheds this spring.

      • SPRING CLASSES AT TRAMSHEDS

        Become a dumpling master or handcraft some burrata at these cooking classes.

      • VISIONS OF PEACE

        Step back 100 years into WWI Liverpool via visual projections and community stories.

      • PLANTS WITH BITE

        The Royal Botanic Garden's killer new exhibition features 25,000 carnivorous plants.

      • THE FEATHER IN THE WEB

        This unsettling and unpredictable story explores our collective obsession with love.

      • BRITISH FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        With a biopic about Laurel and Hardy, a Scottish teen-zombie-musical-comedy and a four-film tribute to Michael Caine that'll blow the bloody cinema doors off.

      • A MIDNIGHT VISIT

        An Edgar Allen Poe-inspired immersive theatre experience in an abandoned Newtown warehouse.

      • SUNRISE ON THE STEPS 2018

        Get up early for sunrise yoga on the Sydney Opera House steps.

      • GIRO D'ITALIA

        Eat your way around Italy with a new regional dish every single week.

      • BENDIGO BLUES & ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL

        Four days, 50 venues, 150 acts.

      • DAVID GOLDBLATT: PHOTOGRAPHS 1948–2018

        An Australian-first retrospective of the famed South African photographer's work.

      • RETURN TO RIO 2018

        A three-day music festival on the banks of the Hawkesbury.

      • DID YOU MISS IT?

        A budget-friendly way to catch recent flicks at Circular Quay.

      • THE LAKES FESTIVAL 2018

        Celebrate the waterways of the Central Coast — from The Entrance to Gosford waterfront.

      • THE LOCK IN

        An 80s-themed immersive theatre experience and escape room set in small-town Indiana.

      • TASTE OF SYDNEY COLLECTIVE

        An immersive festival starring Australia's best chefs — and we've got passes to give away.

      • LANDLESS BODIES

        Casula Powerhouse's powerful new exhibition explores female identity around the world.

      • ROME: CITY AND EMPIRE

        Experience the grandeur of ancient Rome at this blockbuster exhibition.

      • SPARTACUS — THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET

        The famed gladiator pirouettes his way to freedom in this high-impact, captivating ballet.

      • WANDERLUST 108

        The world's only mindful triathlon returns to Sydney.

      • GLAMPING IN THE GARDEN

        A pop-up glamping retreat located in a stunning 160-acre garden outside Sydney.

      • MASTERS OF MODERN ART FROM THE HERMITAGE

        Artworks by Monet, Matisse, Picasso and more are travelling from Russia to Sydney for the AGNSW's latest exhibition.

      • MANDELA MY LIFE: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION

        A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.

      • BILL MURRAY, JAN VOGLER & FRIENDS: NEW WORLDS

        Murray's new show will explore classical music and literature over two nights at the Opera House.

      • CHANDON S TRAM POP-UP BAR

        All aboard to celebrate the start of spring.

      • CRS ST PETERS POP-UP

        This pop-up cafe rotates all your favourite Sydney coffee beans under one roof.

      • AMERICAN MASTERS 1940–1980

        The National Gallery of Australia will pull out works by Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Jackson Pollock and more.

      • AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018

        Step out of the city and into the wild at this stunning collection of nature photography.

      • SUPERNATURAL

        White Rabbit's latest exhibition explores the reshaped Chinese landscapes of the 21st century.

      • ETELEK POP-UP

        Adam Wolfers and Marc Dempsey are bringing their famed parsnip schnitzel and fried Hungarian bread to Potts Point for three months.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

      • JOHN RUSSELL: AUSTRALIA'S FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST

        This major exhibition celebrating the Sydney-born impressionist painter will also include works from the likes of Monet and Van Gogh.

      • GHOSTLY GARDEN

        A spooky after-dark stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden.

      • ZERO

        MONA's immersive ode to the radical artists of post-war Germany.

      • POP-UP GLOBE

        Partyeth like it's 1614 with performances of 'Macbeth' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at this full-scale replica of the historic theatre.

      • MUSHROOM RACING

        Japan's insane real-life version of Mario Kart is coming to Sydney.

      • BIOTA'S GATHER AND COOK ADVENTURES

        Head down to the Southern Highlands to spend a day foraging for a lunchtime campfire feast.

      • CRAB RACING AT FRIEND IN HAND HOTEL

        Cold beers and left-of-centre entertainment.

      • THE BOOK OF MORMON

        It's Sydney's time to get in on the crass magnum opus from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

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