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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Stretch out at a free yoga class, head to a cheese festival and devour true American-style barbecue.
By Concrete Playground
June 14, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

    Stretch out at a free yoga class, head to a cheese festival and devour true American-style barbecue.
    By Concrete Playground
    June 14, 2018
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      • ZERO

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

      • 100 FREE AREPAS

        Enmore Road's new Venezualan-Columbian pancake joint is launching with a giveaway.

      • FREE PAFU AT MACQUARIE CENTRE

        The cult favourite Japanese pastry is celebrating its arrival in Sydney with a giveaway.

      • OCEAN'S 8

        This gender-swapped entry in the Ocean's franchise features a sparkling cast but is lacking in drama.

      • HEREDITARY

        Toni Collette stars in this fist-clenching, teeth-grinding horror film.

      • FREE WELLNESS WEEKEND AT WYLIES

        Free yoga, pilates and meditation by the sea.

      • DANCE MEMORY

        A no-judgement dance class in Surry Hills' new rooftop fitness centre.

      • JURASSIC LOUNGE: 2099

        The Australian Museum heads into the future for one night of wormholes and dancing.

      • BLACK BETTY BBQ

        Devour true American-style barbecue in this inner west beer garden.

      • PAPER FLOWER WORKSHOPS

        Learn how to make peonies and apple blossoms with Papetal founder Jennifer Tran.

      • CURVE BALL 2018

        An all-day electronic music event at Carriageworks fronted by Alison Wonderland and Vera Blue.

      • KLLO

        An evening of hypnotic trance and soulful serenading from the Melbourne duo.

      • DARK EMU — BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE

        The latest dance piece by Bangarra Dance Theatre explores relationship the between Australia's Aboriginal people and the land.

      • PURPLE SNEAKERS 12TH BIRTHDAY

        An all-night party with Rainbow Chan, Alta, Annie Bass, Clypso and more.

      • ST. VINCENT

        The Texan indie-pop artist is headlining Carriagworks' huge Vivid program.

      • KURRAJONG KITCHEN CHEESE LOVERS FESTIVAL 2018

        The Hunter Valley's annual cheese celebration moves to Sydney for its third year.

      • CRAB RACING AT FRIEND IN HAND HOTEL

        Cold beers and left-of-centre entertainment.

      • WONDERLAND

        Go down the rabbit hole at ACMI's world-first interactive 'Alice in Wonderland' exhibition.

      • CROP SWAP SYDNEY

        Trade your homegrown fruit, veggies and herbs for the spoils of other local urban gardeners.

      • MOMA AT NGV: 130 YEARS OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

        Over 200 modern and contemporary masterpieces from New York's MoMA have come to Australia for the very first time in this epic display.

      • GOOD COOK. FRIENDLY. CLEAN.

        A dark exploration into Sydney's housing crisis that renters, past and present, will relate to.

      • WIP POP-UP SHOP III

        Eight local designers peddling locally, ethically, sustainably made creations.

      • BPM (BEATS PER MINUTE)

        A powerful, immersive drama about AIDS activism in Paris in the 1990s.

      • SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

        Focussed, fun and faithful to the lore, Solo is a worthy and entertaining expansion of the Star Wars universe.

      • IGLOOS ON THE PIER

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

      • CARGO

        An Australian zombie thriller that isn't afraid to go its own way.

      • ANIME ARCHITECTURE

        Explore the process behind transforming hand-drawn cityscapes into big-screen backdrops in your favourite Japanese anime films.

      • SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL HUB

        Happy hours, Q and As, parties and virtual reality.

      • ON BODY AND SOUL

        A surreal romance about life, love and loneliness.

      • THE NIGHT. REIMAGINED.

        This immersive Vivid Sydney installation lets you become the new face of Luna Park.

      • LIGHT MARKET

        Chatswood will host a food market every night during Vivid.

      • BLACK CAT TRUFFLE HUNT AND TASTING

        Sniff out winter's finest culinary treasure.

      • LIGHT THE NIGHT

        Vivid-inspired cocktails in a glowing blue wonderland at the Four Seasons Hotel.

      • CHAPPAQUIDDICK

        This timely drama dives into a scandalous chapter in US political history.

      • DEADPOOL 2

        It's not quite as subversive as the original, but this foul-mouthed superhero sequel is still definitely worth your time.

      • BOTTOMS UP, SYDNEY

        Merivale is offering (almost) half-price booze at 37 of its bars for a whole month.

      • X|CELERATE

        The City of Sydney is backing a heap of cheap and free gigs across the city during Vivid.

      • BOMBAY SAPPHIRE X MCA POP-UP BAR

        Gaze at the Vivid Sydney light installations with a glowing gin cocktail in hand.

      • RAMEN X BURGERS WINTER POP-UP

        Bondi's Blanca Bar will be hawking a Japanese-inspired menu for winter.

      • TULLY

        A smart, amusing, empathetic look at motherhood from the team behind 'Young Adult' and 'Juno'.

      • CHRISTIAN THOMPSON: RITUAL INTIMACY

        A survey of the Indigenous artist's extensive and diverse works.

      • PICASSO: THE VOLLARD SUITE

        The Spanish artist's 1930s etchings come to the National Gallery of Australia.

      • ARCHIBALD, WYNNE AND SULMAN PRIZES 2018

        See Yvette Coppersmith's winning portrait along with a slew of other notable works.

      • SYDNEY FILM FESTIVAL 2018

        With New Zealand comedies, Sundance hits and no fewer than 326 films screening across 12 days, this year's SFF is panning out to be a big one.

      • WORLD PRESS PHOTO EXHIBITION 2018

        The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from 2017 comes to Sydney.

      • THE VIVID CLIMB

        Bright lights, big city, unbeatable view.

      • BIOTA CHIPPENDALE

        Bowral's two-hatted restaurant is coming to the city for a four-week residency.

      • ESSENTIAL KAURISMäKI: SELECTED BY DAVID STRATTON

        This year's Sydney Film Festival pays tribute to the master of Finnish deadpan.

      • VIVID SYDNEY 2018

        Sydney's citywide festival of light, music and ideas returns for a 10th year with Solange, Ice Cube and Snugglepot and Cuddlepie.

      • AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

        A bold and relentless next step for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

      • HUNTER VALLEY WINE AND FOOD FESTIVAL

        The famed annual festival is back and bigger than ever.

      • SATURDAY BREAKFAST AT FRED'S

        The Paddington restaurant serves coffee, scones and canelés from 8am, and sells boxes of fresh produce too.

      • THIEVERY'S BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH BANQUET

        Glebe's Middle Eastern eatery has jumped on the brunch train — and we're on-board for breakfast baba and bellinis.

      • SMASH BROTHERS POP-UP

        Blow off some steam by going to town on some satisfyingly smashable items.

      • THE SLEEPER AWAKES

        White Rabbit's new exhibition explores the contradictory complexities of life in present-day China.

      • CUCKOO CALLAY'S BACON OOZE FESTIVAL

        An all-bacon menu is taking over the Newtown and Surry Hills cafes for 12 weeks.

      • REAL BODIES THE EXHIBITION

        When we say real, we mean it — this display features 20 preserved human bodies and over 200 anatomical specimens.

      • PAPER BIRD WEEKEND BRUNCH

        Start your weekend off with Korean bloody marys, pork katsu sandwiches and Single O coffee.

      • SUPERIOR FRIDAYS

        Superior Burger will take up weekly residency at Camperdown's Deus Cafe.

      • THE ROCKS FRIDAY FOODIE MARKETS

        Why wait for the weekend to get your market fix?

      • THE LADY AND THE UNICORN X CHISWICK AT THE GALLERY

        Food meets art at this dining series happening inside the Art Gallery of NSW.

      • 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.

      • THE LADY AND THE UNICORN

        Check out the 'Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages' at the Art Gallery of NSW.

      • CHINATOWN NIGHT MARKETS

        Browse stalls of knickknacks, eat till your heart's content, then check out the illuminated street art.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT YUM CHA

        Eat away the excesses of the night before with a $30 feast.

      • CAN CAVA'S SUNDAY FUNDAY

        Draw out the last licks of the weekend with $10 cocktails and five-buck glasses of cava, wine and beer.

      • KINGS CROSS WEEKEND MARKETS

        A weekend morning cornucopia of organic veggies, fruit, cheese and international dishes, plus fashion, homewares, books and more.

      • PADDINGTON MARKETS

        Find original wares by local designers and makers, international food stalls and live music.

      • SOCAL BOTTOMLESS ROSé

        Wine-lovers unite.

      • MOYA'S FREE JAZZ NIGHT

        Spend your Sunday evening with $10 negronis and free jazz.

      • SUNDAY BITES

        Food and fashion with a Middle Eastern flourish.

      • AFTERS

        Club 77's weekly club 'night' that kicks off at 5am.

      • CONTEMPORARY ART 101 @ ARTEREAL

        For anyone who ever stood in a contemporary art gallery and thought "I just don't get it".

      • BUSBY'S POP-UP BAR

        The Royal Botanic Garden's pop-up gin bar.

      • SUNDAY JAZZ

        Chill out with a spot of Sunday afternoon jazz at The East Sydney Hotel.

      • PADDY'S NIGHT FOOD MARKETS

        A weekly Saturday night food truck market in Sydney's west.

      • BLACKTOWN MARKETS

        Peruse vintage bric-a-brac while you snack on homemade dim sum in the Skyline Drive-In.

      • GLEBE MARKETS

        Glebe's weekly go-to for pre-loved fashion, vinyl records and freshly made limeade.

      • YOGA AT POCKET CITY FARMS

        Finally a yoga practice where you can literally touch the earth.

      • EQ VILLAGE MARKETS

        Get your weekly shop from local growers and producers.

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