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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Drink many pinot noirs at this cellar door's bottomless brunch and then recover at a free yoga class.
By Concrete Playground
December 14, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

    Drink many pinot noirs at this cellar door's bottomless brunch and then recover at a free yoga class.
    By Concrete Playground
    December 14, 2018
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      • MESSINA EATS X HOY PINOY

        Filipino BBQ matched with almighty Messina.

      • BUTTER'S COGNAC-SPIKED COMBO BOX

        Butter has given its famous fried chicken a sweet makeover for summer.

      • SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE

        This irreverent, kaleidoscopic delight is the best Spider-Man movie yet.

      • ASSEMBLY LABEL SYDNEY WAREHOUSE SALE

        The minimalist Aussie label is taking 70 percent off swimwear, dresses and its signature basics this weekend.

      • SECOND ACT

        Jennifer Lopez and Vanessa Hudgens can't save this well-intentioned but formulaic comedy.

      • YEVU POP-UP

        A dose of retail therapy for a really good cause.

      • SEE SOUND AT THE ROYAL

        Free live music a stone's throw from the beach.

      • SEE SOUND AT THE VIC ON THE PARK

        Free indie, garage-rock, hip hop, psychedelic and rock 'n' roll, every Friday night through summer.

      • OVERLORD

        A grotesque and sinister Nazi zombie flick worthy of your time.

      • BOTTOMLESS DIM SUM

        Eat all the dumplings, xiao long bao and wontons you want — for just $25.

      • PORTENO CHRISTMAS MARKETS 2018

        Some of Sydney's best local designers, eateries and booze suppliers will descend on the Surry Hills spot for one day.

      • ROMA

        Alfonso Cuarón's award-winning drama spins a gorgeous, deeply felt story of a housekeeper in 1970s Mexico.

      • CLIMAX

        Gaspar Noé's latest film takes viewers on a trip into a memorable, manic and murderous all-night dance party.

      • CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?

        Melissa McCarthy is in career-best form in this fantastic and empathetic true tale about life, loneliness and literary fraud.

      • SECRET SANTA GIFT MACHINE

        Get your Christmas shopping sorted early, and you'll be rewarded with a surprise gift for numero uno (you).

      • SHANGRI-LA HOTEL'S GIANT GINGERBREAD TRAIN

        This creation — filled with 1000 kilos of lollies and gingerbread — is the type of transport we can get on board with.

      • STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

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

      • THE ROCKS CHRISTMAS MARKETS

        All the Christmas joy in the form of eats, drinks, gifts — and a giant snow globe.

      • THE SMALLEST HOUR

        Griffin Theatre's final show of 2018 is a charming tale of second chance romance.

      • SUNSET CINEMA WOLLONGONG

        Settle in for an al fresco screening of 'Spice World' or 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

      • BODY WORLDS VITAL

        The world-renowned exhibition offers Australians a rare look inside the human body.

      • YER A WIZARD: CHRISTMAS FEAST

        A Harry Potter-themed Christmas feast.

      • PAUL KELLY: MAKING GRAVY

        The Australian music legend is bringing his pre-Christmas show to Sydney for the first time.

      • FRIDA KAHLO: HER PHOTOS

        More than 257 photos from the famed Mexican artist's personal collection head to Bendigo.

      • LES MISERABLES SING-ALONG

        This interactive screening will be held in a decked-out Sydney theatre.

      • FESTIVAL OF THE SUN 2018

        Port Macquarie's BYO camping fest is celebrating its 15th year with a solid lineup of live music.

      • TINA TEENY TINY VESSEL WORKSHOPS

        Sip wine, eat cheese, make ceramics.

      • BIOTA'S GATHER AND COOK ADVENTURES

        Head down to the Southern Highlands to spend a day foraging for a lunchtime campfire feast.

      • 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.

      • LEAN ON PETE

        Director Andrew Haigh is at his empathetic best with this heartwrenching tale of a teenager and his horse.

      • CREED II

        Creed II ramps up the nostalgia in a story that's as much a family drama as it is a boxing movie.

      • MOONLIGHT CINEMA 2018–19

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

      • I USED TO BE NORMAL: A BOYBAND FANGIRL STORY

        An insightful ode to the joys of pop culture fandom, with plenty of boy band songs on the soundtrack.

      • SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

        Boots Riley's filmmaking debut is a savage and surreal sci-fi comedy satire that refuses to be shrugged off, ignored or overlooked.

      • WIDOWS

        Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki pack a punch in this stunning heist thriller from director Steve McQueen.

      • SUNSET CINEMA CANBERRA

        Settle in for an al fresco screening of 'The Lion King' or 'Crazy Rich Asians'.

      • CHANDON S GARDEN AT HELM BAR

        Kick back in a garden oasis just a stone's throw from the city chaos.

      • MUSEUM OF THE MOON

        A giant floating sculpture of the moon, complete with NASA imagery on its surface, will take over Scienceworks.

      • SHOPLIFTERS

        Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda is at his empathetic best with this Palme d'Or-winning family drama.

      • THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN

        If this affectionate bank robber drama really is Robert Redford's last acting role, he's going out in a quiet blaze of glory.

      • DISNEY'S NUTCRACKER AT THE GROUNDS

        The Grounds of Alexandria has been transformed into a sprawling wonderland of snow, sweets and flowers.

      • WHALES | TOHORA

        An immersive exhibition of the world's largest animals at the Australian Museum.

      • FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDELWALD

        This placeholder sequel contains very little movie magic.

      • MAYBE FRANK POP-UP

        One of Sydney's best pizzerias pops up by the beach for summer.

      • AMERICAN EXPRESS OPENAIR CINEMA PYRMONT

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

      • SUSPIRIA

        This glorious and gory remake of the 1977 original is a twitchy, witchy delight.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • NICK CAVE: UNTIL

        The largest solo presentation for Carriageworks to date features five tonnes of crystals, beads and found objects suspended in the air.

      • MOV'IN BED CINEMA 2018

        Sydney's outdoor bed cinema is back — with blow-up beds, blankies and bottomless popcorn.

      • FERRIS WHEEL DINING EXPERIENCE

        Three courses 40 metres above Sydney Harbour.

      • 'STAR WARS' IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION

        Coming to Australia for the first time, this exhibit features 200 original objects from the 'Star Wars' series.

      • PATRICIA PICCININI AND JOY HESTER: THROUGH LOVE…

        Piccinini's works new and old will be displayed alongside pieces by one of her key influence, the late Melbourne artist Joy Hester.

      • ESCHER X NENDO: BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

        The NGV's summer blockbuster will bring together the Dutch artist and Japanese design studio to create an immersive exhibition of optical illusions.

      • THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER'S WEB

        Lisbeth Salander is back in this bland and routine instalment in the Dragon Tattoo franchise.

      • CARGO SUMMER SPRITZ BAR

        Sunny afternoons call for bottomless spritz cocktails and seafood bites by the water.

      • BOY ERASED

        Joel Edgerton directs a sensitive and somber drama about the impact of gay conversion therapy, as based on a true story.

      • AFTRS SUMMER INTENSIVES

        Take a step towards fulfilling your dream of being a filmmaker, documentarian or radio presenter with these five-day intensive courses.

      • PLANTS WITH BITE

        The Royal Botanic Garden's killer new exhibition features 25,000 carnivorous plants.

      • SUNRISE ON THE STEPS 2018

        Get up early for sunrise yoga on the Sydney Opera House steps.

      • DAVID GOLDBLATT: PHOTOGRAPHS 1948–2018

        An Australian-first retrospective of the famed South African photographer's work.

      • DID YOU MISS IT?

        A budget-friendly way to catch recent flicks at Circular Quay.

      • THE LOCK IN

        An 80s-themed immersive theatre experience and escape room set in small-town Indiana.

      • ROME: CITY AND EMPIRE

        Experience the grandeur of ancient Rome at this blockbuster exhibition.

      • MASTERS OF MODERN ART FROM THE HERMITAGE

        Artworks by Monet, Matisse, Picasso and more are travelling from Russia to Sydney for the AGNSW's latest exhibition.

      • MANDELA MY LIFE: THE OFFICIAL EXHIBITION

        A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.

      • CRS ST PETERS POP-UP

        This pop-up cafe rotates all your favourite Sydney coffee beans under one roof.

      • AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR 2018

        Step out of the city and into the wild at this stunning collection of nature photography.

      • SUPERNATURAL

        White Rabbit's latest exhibition explores the reshaped Chinese landscapes of the 21st century.

      • ETELEK POP-UP

        Adam Wolfers and Marc Dempsey are bringing their famed parsnip schnitzel and fried Hungarian bread to Potts Point for three months.

      • HEATH LEDGER: A LIFE IN PICTURES

        The National Film and Sound Archive's exhibition celebrating the too-brief career of local boy Heath Ledger.

      • ZERO

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

      • POP-UP GLOBE

        Partyeth like it's 1614 with performances of 'Macbeth' at this full-scale replica of the historic theatre.

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