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11° & CLEAR SKY ON WEDNESDAY 19 JUNE IN SYDNEY
By Concrete Playground
June 10, 2019
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

    Head outdoors to a sunset gig on this Harbour island or indoors to an $8 film.
    By Concrete Playground
    June 10, 2019
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      • Arts & Entertainment

        Wild Rose

        Another star is born in this music-driven drama, with Jessie Buckley putting in a powerful performance as an aspiring country singer.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Refugee Week 2019

        Films, feasts and gigs celebrating refugees.

      • Food & Drink

        Madame Truffles Pop-Up Shop 2019

        Sydney's truffle queen is back for three straight months of flaming cheese wheel pasta, truffle ice cream and a free weekly happy hour.

      • Food & Drink

        Winery Glamping

        The Winery has been transformed into a cosy winter hideout with teepees, bottomless mulled wine and personal raclette stations.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        $6 Movie Tickets at Dendy Newtown

        Catch one of three flicks for less than a tenner this weekend.

      • Design & Style

        Last Ever Vintage Sale

        A huge vintage sale with everything from Adidas tracksuits to Dior gowns and prices starting at just $5.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        High Life

        Robert Pattinson's entire career has brought him to this space thriller, and it's a strange but stellar ride.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Monet: Impression Sunrise

        Claude Monet's most famous painting is the star of the NGA's latest exhibition.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Bloody Great Friday

        Australia's first 24-hour blood drive features live music and free snacks by Nel. and Gelato Messina.

      • Food & Drink

        Pink Winter Garden

        Pair warm cocktails with currywurst and four-cheese fondue in this fairy light-lit winter garden.

      • Design & Style

        UNIQLO Free HEATTECH Giveaway

        The Japanese casual apparel retailer is giving away free winter wear — for one day only.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Sydney Opera House's Two for One for You

        Catch some first-class performances on the cheap.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Palace Cinemas' $7.50 Movie Week

        Escape the winter chill with a week of super cheap tickets.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Godzilla: King of the Monsters

        Battling beasties can't save this by-the-numbers kaiju film, which favours its bland human squabbles over its massive monster mash.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Rocketman

        Elton John gets the biopic treatment in this gloriously vivid musical, complete with a spot-on performance by Taron Egerton.

      • Food & Drink

        Winter Igloos

        Escape the winter chill inside a cosy igloo filled with cheese and hot cocktails by the harbour.

      • Food & Drink

        Vivid Cocktails with Belvedere

        Enjoy the Vivid lights with a glowing cocktail in hand.

      • Food & Drink

        Smoke and Mirrors

        Chin Chin has teamed up with designer Frida Las Vegas for its next over-the-top 80s-style immersive dining experience.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Mushroomed at Cockle Bay Wharf

        Twelve giant glowing mushrooms have sprouted at Cockle Bay Wharf.

      • Food & Drink

        Smoke and Mirrors Brunch

        This daily boozy brunch is no deception.

      • Food & Drink

        Parma di Bella

        Belles Hot Chicken's new limited-edition menu stars its first ever parma sanga (and $6 tinnies).

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Electric Playground

        An interactive neon-lit playground for kidults with LED dance floors and 6.5-metre slide.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        2040

        The director of That Sugar Film returns with a passionate, upbeat plea for the future of our planet.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Aladdin

        This live-action remake is suitably nostalgic and features a terrific cast, but never tries to soar on its own magic carpet.

      • Design & Style

        Precinct 75 Winter Design Market 2019

        Independent labels unite for a one-day design market at the St Peters creative precinct.

      • Food & Drink

        Grain to Glass

        Experience a four-course tasting menu with paired whisky at this waterside restaurant.

      • Food & Drink

        The Chroma Dinner

        Celebrate Vivid with a special colour-themed four-course meal — and matching cocktails.

      • Food & Drink

        The Rocks Vivid Night Markets 2019

        No-fuss food in the middle of all the Vivid action.

      • Food & Drink

        The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney's Vivid Pop-Up Bar

        Explore the precinct's 15 light installations with glowing gin cocktails and mulled wine at this nautical-themed garden bar.

      • Food & Drink

        Blacklight

        Gelato Messina will open a glowing pop-up dessert bar in Darling Square for 23 nights during Vivid.

      • Food & Drink

        Merivale's 49% Off

        Merivale is offering (almost) half-price booze at 39 of its bars for a whole month.

      • Food & Drink

        Pie Time 2019

        The Southern Highlands' month-long pie fiesta returns this winter, with a piping hot program of pie-inspired fun.

      • Food & Drink

        Dining in the Dark

        Skip the Vivid crowds and enjoy your own light show with a five-course meal and bubbly.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

        The Australian faces everyone will be talking about for the next few months.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

        The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from 2018 comes to Sydney.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Purple Sneakers 13th Birthday

        An all-night party with Sydney's best new club music across The Lansdowne.

      • Travel & Leisure

        The Grounds x 'Aladdin'

        Wander through vibrant market stalls, eat cake on ottomans and rub a magic gold lamp at The Grounds of 'Agrabah'.

      • Food & Drink

        Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival 2019

        Taste the Hunter's best produce and wine at over 40 events in May and June.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Igloos on the Pier 2019

        Transparent 'igloos' are popping up at Pier One — and one of them has a hot tub.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Gloria Bell

        Julianne Moore is luminous in this captivating film from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Cockatoo Island Haunted History Night Tours 2019

        Explore the mysterious history of Cockatoo Island by night.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Boozy Finger Painting

        Spend your Friday night sipping wine and slapping your paint-covered hands all over a canvas.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Avengers: Endgame

        A fitting, loving and remarkable end to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it.

      • Food & Drink

        American Express Lounge at Vivid Sydney

        Vivid views don't get better than this.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Sydney Film Festival 2019

        With Adam Driver and Bill Murray fighting zombies, Cannes Film Festival hits and no fewer than 307 films screening across 12 days, this year's SFF is panning out to be a big one.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Dark Mofo 2019

        This year's sinister lineup for the Hobart winter festival includes FKA Twigs, giant latex pigs and fiery winter feasts.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Vivid Sydney 2019

        This year's radiant program includes FKA Twigs, Spike Lee and a field of 500 glowing fireflies.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

        The NGV will host a huge exhibition of China's terracotta warriors this winter.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        THRONES! The Musical Parody

        Winter is coming — in musical form.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Essential Duchamp

        You'll be (Du)champing at the bit to see this landmark exhibition.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Revolutions: Records and Rebels

        This 500-item exhibition will relive the music, fashion and protests of the late 60s with pieces like find Mick Jagger's signature stage costume and John Lennon's legendary glasses.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Cartographica: Sydney on the Map

        Explore the beautiful historical maps of Sydney.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

        Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are coming to Sydney.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The National 2019: New Australian Art

        This major three-gallery exhibition will feature work from 65 contemporary artists across the AGNSW, the MCA and Carriageworks.

      • Design & Style

        The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift

        Featuring over 150 haute couture pieces from some of the world's most iconic fashion houses.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power

        This magical exhibition explores different perspectives on sorcery and witchcraft.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Hot Blood

        An unapologetically bold exhibition about everything from sexual desire and bodily frailty to psychedelia and spiritual ecstasy.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Belvoir Theatre 25A 2019

        A series of low-budget (but story-rich) plays supporting emerging theatre talent.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Street Photography

        Step back into mid-20th century Sydney with Sydney Living Museum's street photography retrospective.

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