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Weekends are precious. Two glorious days devoid of responsibility and overflowing with possibility. Luckily, Sydney's got plenty happening to make sure you don't spend the days indoors binge-watching Netflix and instead discovering new bars, absorbing art and feasting your way through food markets. Here are our picks of the long weekend's happenings.
Test your tastebuds at a chilli-eating comp, find an ethical clothing pop-up and snag free fried chicken.
A budget-friendly way to catch recent flicks at Circular Quay.
Keeping your eyes glued to a computer screen has rarely been more thrilling.
Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively shine in this savagely entertaining thriller from 'Bridesmaids' director Paul Feig.
Free workshops and events to help you turn your side hustle into your main thing.
Snag colourful homewares and jewellery for up to 90 percent off.
A documentary as fascinating as the fashion designer at its centre.
The Imperial Hotel's month-long festival of drag and dining.
The Sydney institution is launching its eleventh store in Frenchs Forest with free barbecue chickens and chips.
Joaquin Phoenix is at his wounded best in Lynne Ramsay's intense hitman thriller.
Featuring a drama about a dog-loving criminal and a flick about the scandalous life of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
The hamburger haven is launching its first Sydney store with $1 burgers.
You'll get snacks, pasta, dessert and all the prosecco you can drink for a neat $50.
Chloë Grace Moretz turns in a career-best performance in this quietly revelatory look at life inside a gay conversion camp.
The Economist is slinging free coffees (in edible cups) alongside its new roaming 'war on waste' exhibition.
Featuring true tales about teen thieves, a foosball-focused animated comedy and a look at the Mexican drug war through the eyes of children.
This Academy Award-nominated drama provides a probing look at Lebanon's volatile political climate
All aboard to celebrate the start of spring.
An irreverent, entertaining and purposefully extravagant rom-com that also proves a rare Hollywood film with a primarily Asian cast.
Three artists explore the tension between certainty and doubt through their work across the Kimberley, South Asia and the Middle East.
Carriageworks' fourth annual art fair features a huge program of performances, exhibitions, tours, talks and openings.
Reemerge after your winter hibernation and head along to Royal Randwick for the Everest Carnival's opening day.
This delicate drama from the director of Winter's Bone is one of the best films of the year.
The internet's favourite boogeyman makes the jump from overused meme to bland, routine, scare-free horror movie.
Catch Nicolas Cage at his most unhinged, a Japanese vampire flick and a doco about Flat Earthers.
This filthy felt film is disappointingly threadbare.
Hunt for 40 sculptures hiding in Sydney's historic Rookwood Cemetery.
Pyrmont and Orange join forces this year for a two-week culinary festival.
This pop-up cafe rotates all your favourite Sydney coffee beans under one roof.
Six weeks. One actor. So many crazy grins.
Pair a platter with cheese with unlimited plonk.
The National Gallery of Australia will pull out works by Andy Warhol, Yoko Ono, Jackson Pollock and more.
Free Friday night gigs in pop-up spaces around Parramatta's CBD.
The Kings Cross Hotel will host late night Fringe shows this September — for free.
Up to 20 shows at over five venues, every night.
Some of Sydney's best Filipino joints team up for a one-day pop-up.
This year's program will see pop-up performances, cinemas, skating rinks and more take over 21 Sydney postcodes.
Spike Lee returns a wild, infuriating, eye-opening true story it feels like he was born to tell.
This otherworldly installation features more than 3000 flower sculptures.
Relive your youthful shenanigans — and maybe get up to a few more — at the bar's big birthday bash.
More than a decade after Atonement, Saoirse Ronan once again shines in another adaptation of author Ian McEwan's work.
Step out of the city and into the wild at this stunning collection of nature photography.
White Rabbit's latest exhibition explores the reshaped Chinese landscapes of the 21st century.
Watch the childhood classic film soundtracked live by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
With Kate McKinnon at her hilarious best, this action-comedy delivers solid laughs along with an ace ode to female friendship.
Sangria your way through a Saturday afternoon.
A roller skating rink will pop up on Broadway Sydney's rooftop during Fringe Festival
Canberra's month-long floral festival returns, with retro flowerbeds, after-dark markets and a dogs' day out.
Part dinner, part theatre.
Glebe's Thievery is serving up Middle Eastern-inspired yum cha until the end of September.
Adam Wolfers and Marc Dempsey are bringing their famed parsnip schnitzel and fried Hungarian bread to Potts Point for three months.
The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.
The AGNSW revives some of its favourite large-scale works, including aromatic towers and rooms filled with thousands of balls.
One day, 150 boutique spirits, more than 40 spirit maestros.
This major exhibition celebrating the Sydney-born impressionist painter will also include works from the likes of Monet and Van Gogh.
A new free underground arts and music night taking place every Sunday.
One of China's emerging artists heads to the MCA for a short residency with a 40-metre-long artwork in tow.
A spooky after-dark stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden.
MONA's immersive ode to the radical artists of post-war Germany.
Partyeth like it's 1614 with performances of 'Macbeth' and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' at this full-scale replica of the historic theatre.
Japan's insane real-life version of Mario Kart is coming to Sydney.
How far would you go for cheese?
Head down to the Southern Highlands to spend a day foraging for a lunchtime campfire feast.
Cold beers and left-of-centre entertainment.
Go down the rabbit hole at ACMI's world-first interactive 'Alice in Wonderland' exhibition.
Over 200 modern and contemporary masterpieces from New York's MoMA have come to Australia for the very first time in this epic display.
Grab your canvas tote. This farmers' market is loaded with seasonal produce, biodynamic food and gourmet goodies.
Bondi's Blanca Bar will be hawking a Japanese-inspired menu for winter.
The Spanish artist's 1930s etchings come to the National Gallery of Australia.
The Paddington restaurant serves coffee, scones and canelés from 8am, and sells boxes of fresh produce too.
Glebe's Middle Eastern eatery has jumped on the brunch train — and we're on-board for breakfast baba and bellinis.
When we say real, we mean it — this display features 20 preserved human bodies and over 200 anatomical specimens.
Start your weekend off with Korean bloody marys, pork katsu sandwiches and Single O coffee.
Superior Burger will take up weekly residency at Camperdown's Deus Cafe.
Why wait for the weekend to get your market fix?
It's Sydney's time to get in on the crass magnum opus from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Browse stalls of knickknacks, eat till your heart's content, then check out the illuminated street art.
Eat away the excesses of the night before with a $30 feast.
Draw out the last licks of the weekend with $10 cocktails and five-buck glasses of cava, wine and beer.
A weekend morning cornucopia of organic veggies, fruit, cheese and international dishes, plus fashion, homewares, books and more.
Find original wares by local designers and makers, international food stalls and live music.
Spend your Sunday evening with $10 negronis and free jazz.
Food and fashion with a Middle Eastern flourish.
Club 77's weekly club 'night' that kicks off at 5am.
For anyone who ever stood in a contemporary art gallery and thought "I just don't get it".
Chill out with a spot of Sunday afternoon jazz at The East Sydney Hotel.
Peruse vintage bric-a-brac while you snack on homemade dim sum in the Skyline Drive-In.
Glebe's weekly go-to for pre-loved fashion, vinyl records and freshly made limeade.
Finally a yoga practice where you can literally touch the earth.
Get your weekly shop from local growers and producers.