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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Enjoy chocolate and cheese fondus in an igloo atop a Barangaroo rooftop or head to Cabramatta and tackle a mammoth 2.8-kilogram bowl of pho.
By Concrete Playground
February 12, 2020
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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Enjoy chocolate and cheese fondus in an igloo atop a Barangaroo rooftop or head to Cabramatta and tackle a mammoth 2.8-kilogram bowl of pho.
By Concrete Playground
February 12, 2020
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    The speedy bundle of blue fluff makes the leap to the big screen — but fans of the game might be left scratching their heads.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Richard Jewell

    Exploring the story behind the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games bombing, Clint Eastwood's latest drama champions a hero — but needlessly focuses on a cartoonish villain, too.

  • Food & Drink

    Bartolo's Bottomless Brunch

    Pair pasta with bottomless prosecco at this Surry Hills diner's new brunch offering.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Emma

    Jane Austen's matchmaker returns to the screen in this dutifully faithful, perfectly palatable yet hardly memorable adaptation.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    For Sama

    Shot on the ground in Aleppo over five years, this award-winning documentary offers a heartbreaking personal perspective on the ongoing Syrian Civil War.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Call Me By Your Name' Valentine's Screening

    Revisit this supremely moving romance — on the perfect day for it.

  • Food & Drink

    Valentine's Day Party at Coogee Bay Hotel

    Head down to the beachside spot for a night of speed dating, free G&Ts and a drag clairvoyant this February 14.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Poems for Paws

    A star-studded poetry slam with all proceeds going to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

  • Food & Drink

    Big Poppa's Cheese Club

    Pair French cheese with (very) fancy champagne at this Darlinghurst bar.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Bushfire Catastrophe: What Now?

    The Sydney Opera House will take on the bushfire crisis with two free panel discussions focused on what to do next.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Lighthouse

    After 'The Witch', Robert Eggers returns with another vivid, nightmarish and utterly entrancing horror film — with help from Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2020

    As well as the parade, this year's jam-packed program features pool parties, balls, colourful after-dark art and Sam Smith.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wake in Fright — Sydney Opera House and Malthouse Theatre

    An intriguing take on a seminal piece of Australian gothic horror.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn gets her own movie — and this candy-coloured, irreverently upbeat, frenetic and fluid comic-book caper proves both fun and formulaic.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fire Fight Australia

    Queen, John Farnham, Celeste Barber and more will take the stage at this nine-hour gig raising money for bushfire relief.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Film Festival 2020

    In its 27th year, the annual film festival will screen 57 features and 75 shorts — and open with an Australian film for the first time.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Vegan Market 2020

    A market where all the food and wares are 100 percent animal product-free.

  • Food & Drink

    Urban Wine Walk Sydney Summer 2020

    Take your love of wine to the streets on this self-guided stroll between Surry Hills bars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Fair Day 2020

    Dance your way into 2020’s Mardi Gras festival at this community picnic in the park.

  • Food & Drink

    Tomato Festival 2020

    A two-day festival dedicated to the best tomatoes in town.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Empire Strips Back 2020

    This OTT burlesque is the all-singing all-stripping Star Wars show you never knew you needed.

  • Food & Drink

    Bubbles, Burrata & Bocconcini

    Sip bottomless bubbles while learning to make two types of cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    Simply Hummus Pop-Up Bar

    Darlinghurst's hummus palace is popping up in Bondi for the month of February.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Color Out of Space

    Nicolas Cage gets wild and weird — again — in this kaleidoscopic spectacle of a horror film, which adapts a HP Lovecraft story.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Tacos

    Bar Patron is doing two hours of tacos for just 30 bucks throughout February.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Grudge

    Returning two decades after the original Japanese film — and 16 years since the first forgettable American remake — this curse-driven horror franchise doesn't have much life left in it.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Express Openair Cinema Bondi 2020

    Embrace the outdoors this summer, with movies, live music, good food and adorable dogs.

  • Food & Drink

    East Village Beach Club

    This Darlo pub's rooftop is serving up tropical slushies and prawn rolls for the rest of summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Hidden Life

    Terrence Malick's trademark roving, lyrical visuals prove a perfect fit for this true World War II tale about an Austrian farmer-turned-conscientious objector.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Seberg

    This engaging biopic follows American actress Jean Seberg and her run-ins with the FBI, with Kristen Stewart fantastic as the big-screen icon.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

    Tom Hanks is pitch-perfect as US children’s television host Mr Rogers in this thoughtful, full-hearted and charming drama.

  • Food & Drink

    Six Bar

    This Tudor-inspired bar has popped up at the Sydney Opera House with champagne, quoits and an all-female DJ lineup.

  • Food & Drink

    Weekend Yum Cha

    This Surry Hills favourite is doing $39.50 yum cha feasts every weekend in February.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wansolwara: One Salt Water

    A multi-location exhibition explores the languages, traditions and histories of people connected by one ocean.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    First-time actor Zack Gottsagen steals the show — and sparks up a warm rapport with Shia LaBeouf — in this kind-hearted road-trip comedy about a wrestling fanatic with Down syndrome.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Cinema North Sydney 2020

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

  • Food & Drink

    Festival of Melted Cheese

    This lower north shore bar has created a month-long menu dedicated to ooey, gooey cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    The Fork Festival 2020

    A heap of Sydney restaurants are offering half-price meals for eight weeks.

  • Food & Drink

    Nel's Australian Summer Menu

    The underground restaurant is launching an Australian-themed degustation for summer — with Vegemite cocktails and Weet-Bix desserts — and donating a portion of profits to Rural Aid.

  • Food & Drink

    Japan Supernatural X Chiswick at the Gallery

    Tuck into a bento box, sip an Asahi then come face-to-face with some eerie Japanese artworks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Westpac Openair 2020

    Sydney's waterfront outdoor cinema returns with a next-level snack menu and a lineup of films that haven't yet hit cinemas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mov'in Bed 2020

    Sydney's outdoor bed cinema is back.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Sessions at Cockatoo Island

    Catch great music and gorgeous views over the harbour every Saturday in summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rebecca Baumann: Radiant Flux

    The architecture of one of our most loved buildings will be transformed by colour for six months.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Twilight at Taronga 2020

    Pack a picnic and spend an eve at the zoo with the musical legends of your choice — including Paul Kelly, Meg Mac, Broods and Wolfmother.

  • Food & Drink

    Fever-Tree Tonic & Gin Garden

    A bunch of G&T gardens are popping up at pubs and bars around Sydney this summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ritz Laneway Cinema

    Watch new and classic films under the stars.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2019–20

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

  • Food & Drink

    Froze Your Way

    A pop-up pour-your-own frosé bar with six different flavours and heap of lollies for DIY garnishes.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Seafood Summer Classes

    Some of Sydney's best chefs are hosting cooking classes to mark the school's 30th anniversary.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Keith Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines

    This dual exhibition will feature 300 of the two influential artists' pieces and collaborations with Andy Warhol, Madonna and Grace Jones.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Terminus: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward

    This choose-your-own-adventure exhibition lets you explore five otherworldly realms in VR.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cornelia Parker

    See an exploded garden shed, steamrolled silver and a blood-red room of absent poppies in the largest exhibition of the British artist’s works to date.

  • Food & Drink

    MCA x Patrón Pop-Up

    The MCA's got a new tequila-fuelled pop-up bar for summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japan Supernatural

    The Art Gallery of NSW's summer exhibition will showcase the works of two monumental Japanese artists: Takashi Murakami and Katsushika Hokusai.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Making Art Public: 50 Years of Kaldor Public Art Projects

    A five-month celebration of Kaldor’s impactful artworks — spanning 50 years — has taken over a level of the Art Gallery of NSW.

  • Design & Style

    Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise

    It's the first in-depth survey of the Australian designers' work.

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