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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Long 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
June 10, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Long Weekender

    Stream six hours of live Victorian music, featuring sets from festivals like Golden Plains, Falls Festival, Meredith Music Festival and A Day On The Green.

  • Food & Drink

    Drake Eatery x Ester Spirits Long Lunch

    Treat yourself this weekend with a three-course long lunch paired with gin.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hot Mess — KXT Theatre and Bakehouse Theatre Co

    This new comedic play looks at the random encounters of a public bathroom on a night out.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lapsis

    This low-budget dystopian sci-fi satire takes on the gig economy, with sharp, savage and must-see results.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The latest 'Conjuring' film serves up the franchise's usual bumps and jumps with gusto, but too much about this threequel fails to surprise.

  • Food & Drink

    Fratelli Winter Festival

    Book in for all-you-can-eat mussels, unlimited pizza and gelato or $10 bowls of pasta.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sea Life Melbourne's Live-Stream

    During the city's latest lockdown, the Melbourne aquarium is live-streaming its sea creatures for all to see.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harbour Garden

    Wander through this giant inflatable playground, created by Studio A and Goldberg Aberline Studio.

  • Travel & Leisure

    'Moonlight' Sea Kayaking

    Float around the harbour and cruise under the stars in this after-dark seafaring adventure.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Me-Mel Island Experience

    This three-hour guided tour will teach you about the harbour island's cultural significance, followed by a bush tucker lunch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Aboriginal Sky Dreaming Cruise

    Head on a one-hour harbour cruise where First Nations astronomers will guide you through the landscape of the sky.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wanna Dance

    Dance in the street at this inner city laneway party.

  • Supper Club: Dinner at Nonna's

    Join Donny Benet and Toby Stansfield for a night of smooth 80s pop and a hearty Italian feast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Supper Club: The Dip Reunion

    Goodgod Small Club's American-style diner is throwing a ten-year reunion party, and its bringing some big names.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shadow Play

    Golden Age Cinema and Bar is dedicating winter weekends to shady characters and shadowy stories.

  • Food & Drink

    Brews, Beats and Burgers

    A three-day festival of hops and carbs is taking over The Terminus this June long weekend.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    My Name Is Gulpilil

    This moving and probing documentary pays tribute to the face of Australian cinema — and one of the nation's astounding on-screen talents.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cruella

    Emma Stone and Emma Thompson are clearly having a ball, but too much about this '101 Dalmatians' prequel sticks to a formula.

  • ivy Weekender

    Stretch the long weekend to its limits with this epic event featuring seven 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

    YCK Laneways: Night Over Light

    The CBD is coming alive this winter with live tunes, tarot readings and drag queen bingo.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harry's Altar Danceteria

    Cut serious shapes on the dance floor at this free 12-night rave.

  • Food & Drink

    Sea Life Glow

    Sea Life Aquarium will be transformed with a dance floor and pop-up food and drink stalls as part of these late-night glow-in-the-dark parties.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Darling Harbour Winter Festival

    A winter wonderland with ice skating rinks, giant arctic slides and fireworks — right by the harbour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Country and Inner Western

    Country music will fill the inner west this June long weekend including a blockbuster two-day festival in Sydney Park.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Badu Gili: Winter Nights

    This year's projection series will display its first all-female lineup.

  • Food & Drink

    The Queen's Feast: A Last Supper for All the Senses

    Town Hall is transforming into a debauched mess hall for this four-course feast, with food from the likes of Sarah Tiong and Anna Polyivou.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iranian Film Festival 2021

    This year's lineup spans 17 features, including winners from the Venice and Sundance film fests.

  • Food & Drink

    King of the Wing Festival

    Tuck into ten different flavours during this two-month fest.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Quiet Place Part II

    The sequel to 2018's big horror hit is just as savvy, smart and engaging — and places just as much emphasis on silence.

  • Food & Drink

    El Camino Cantina's Not So Soft Drink Series

    The Tex-Mex chain is serving up soft drink-inspired margaritas for two months.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Surf Club Sundays

    Head along to the Redfern Surf Club for five Sunday afternoon sessions of live music.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Unsettled

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Frankie's World Famous House Band

    Catch covers of rock and heavy metal classics with a slice of pizza in hand.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    World Press Photo Exhibition 2021

    The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from 2020 comes to Sydney.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Igloos on the Pier 2021

    Igloos are popping up at Pier One again — and this year, they're surrounded by light-up cherry blossom trees.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    German Film Festival 2021

    This year's 30-film lineup includes the directorial debut of actor Daniel Brühl, a tense and topical thriller about immigration, and a new Rainer Werner Fassbinder biopic.

  • Food & Drink

    Showtime at Archie Brothers

    Once a month, you'll be able to head to Alexandria for stilt walkers, magicians, burlesque and beverages.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Theatre Company Launches Act 2

    See new writing and classic texts transform from the page to the stage.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert — Bangarra Dance Theatre

    Set in Walmajarri Country, this powerful performance explores the displacement and survival of First Nations people.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter Ramen Club Tour

    The tour will feature a different dish each month — starting with its OG fried chicken ramen, of course.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lumen

    The Chippendale gallery is exhibiting more than 30 luminous works until August.

  • Food & Drink

    Huge Moves — A Wine Party

    This huge tasting party celebrates top-notch natural vino from across Australia and beyond.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nicole Kidman Retrospective

    Revisit 13 films from the Australian actor's lengthy career.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Come From Away

    A smash on Broadway since 2017, it's based on the true story of 7000 air passengers who became grounded in Canada after September 11.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iranzamin

    An expansive survey of Persian arts and crafts will take over the Powerhouse Museum this autumn.

  • 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.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The National 2021: New Australian Art

    The National returns for 2021 to exhibit works from 39 rising Australian artists across three Sydney venues.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hamilton the Musical

    Don't throw away your shot to see the blockbuster, Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Psycho — The Musical

    A blood-spattered musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' famed novel hits the Sydney Opera House stage for the first time.

  • Design & Style

    Paddington Markets

    Find original wares by local designers, food stalls and a new growers market for fresh produce.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    InBloom

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

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