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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Watch a free aerial performance in the CBD, down all-you-can-eat dumplings and head to a tomato festival.
By Concrete Playground
February 15, 2018
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

    Watch a free aerial performance in the CBD, down all-you-can-eat dumplings and head to a tomato festival.
    By Concrete Playground
    February 15, 2018
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      • INSIDIOUS: THE LAST KEY

        A routine chapter in a flailing franchise that can't be saved by its leading lady.

      • BLACK PANTHER

        The most unique, exciting and important movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far.

      • LUNAR LANTERNS

        Twelve giant lanterns are popping up around Sydney for CNY.

      • SUNSET20°NORTH

        A free celebration of food, culture, music and women happening at Barangaroo Reserve every weekend in Feb.

      • SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE — LA BOITE

        Discover what it means to be an Asian woman living in Australia in this stage comedy from Brisbane's Michelle Law.

      • MOLLY'S GAME

        Jessica Chastain is at the top of her game in acclaimed screenwriter Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut.

      • BEDROCK'S LONG WEEKEND

        Sydney’s femme-powered collective is hosting an epic three-day event featuring all things art and music.

      • FRAMESHIFT

        A free aerial and light performance taking place in the heart of the CBD.

      • BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH AT MRS SIPPY WITH PATRóN

        Five courses. A welcome margarita. Free-flowing sparkling.

      • MESSINA EATS CHINESE NEW YEAR EDITION

        Messina is collaborating with Wonderbao for a two-day pop-up of bao and mango pancakes.

      • JUNGLE COLLECTIVE INDOOR PLANT WAREHOUSE SALE

        Fill your home with new green babies from this Marrickville warehouse sale.

      • CHINESE NEW YEAR AT PALACE CENTRAL

        Catch up on this year's Oscar nominees with eight days of $8 tickets.

      • TOMATO FESTIVAL 2018

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

      • KENSINGTON STREET LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL

        The laneway will fill with dogs, dancing and drinks for one afternoon.

      • LUNAR NEW YEAR DESSERT DEGUSTATION

        Start with a plate of dumplings then make your way through five courses of dessert.

      • TEN PIECES GUERILLA STORE NO.5

        Maurice Terzini will launch his new SottaSopra collection with a week-long pop-up store in Bondi.

      • SWEET COUNTRY STILLS EXHIBITION

        Four photographers capture the between-the-takes action of Warwick Thornton's stunning new feature.

      • GERWYN DAVIES: FUR

        A hyper-real show that's worth the hype.

      • CHINESE NEW YEAR AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL

        Ring in the Year of the Dog with a luxe Chinese buffet and high tea.

      • TRANSCENDENCE

        A group show that will get you thinking about identity in a new way.

      • CHINDIA

        A show embracing the innovative power of art to foster socio-cultural connections.

      • CULTURAL LANDSCAPES

        A new reading of one of the oldest subjects in the book.

      • THE LADY AND THE UNICORN

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

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT DUMPLINGS

        Unlimited pork buns and dim sum every Saturday at Happy D's.

      • CHINESE NEW YEAR NIGHT MARKET

        The Sydney Fish Market will stay open late selling yum cha, fortune cookies and good luck fish.

      • LEE KUN-YONG: EQUAL AREA

        See a selection of conceptual performance art from Korean artist alongside a congee breakfast tour of Haymarket.

      • WHITE NIGHT 2018

        Melbourne's all-night arts festival features virtual dogs, drag queens singing from balconies and two installations from Burning Man.

      • GAYTIMES 2018

        Get hitched, enter a drag race and dance the weekend away at Victoria's queer-friendly camping festival.

      • STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE IN CONCERT WITH THE SSO

        See the original film complete with a live orchestra.

      • RIVERBOATS MUSIC FESTIVAL

        Watch the boats go by to a backdrop of Australiana tunes.

      • SHIMANO ULTIMATE HUSKY TRIATHLON FESTIVAL

        Swim, run and cycle by the dreamy shores of the south coast.

      • TROPFEST 2018

        The world's biggest short film festival returns to Parramatta.

      • CONTAINED

        A pop-up restaurant, bar and boutique hotel on Cockatoo Island.

      • FREE FLOATFIT CLASSES

        Yoga meets high-intensity interval training — all while floating on the water.

      • PHANTOM THREAD

        The exquisite new film from director Paul Thomas Anderson plunges into the depths of a dark, devious love story.

      • HOY PINOY'S SUMMER BARBECUE

        Spend the long nights downing Filipino street food, tropical desserts and rum coconuts.

      • SWEET COUNTRY

        A stunning Australian Western that explores our nation's long history of racial prejudice.

      • PARAISO DEL PATRóN

        A lush slice of Mexico where you can ride out this balmy summer.

      • I, TONYA

        Margot Robbie is at the top of her game in this big screen adaptation of an infamous true story.

      • THE ROARING 20S AND ALL THAT JAZZ FESTIVAL

        Head to the Blue Mountains this February, and don't forget your pinstripes, feather boas and pearls.

      • CHINATOWN NIGHT MARKETS

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

      • TWILIGHT AT TARONGA 2018

        Pack a picnic and spend an eve at Taronga with the likes of The Jezebels, Neil and Liam Finn, The Preatures and Cloud Control and Julia Jacklin.

      • SORTING OUT RACHEL

        A social comedy exploring family, morality and ghosts of decisions past.

      • ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT YUM CHA

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

      • AMERICAN EXPRESS OPENAIR CINEMA BONDI

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

      • THE POST

        A solid journalistic drama about speaking truth to power that feels particularly relevant today.

      • 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.

      • DARKEST HOUR

        One of a number of recent films to cover this period of history, The Darkest Hour stands out thanks to the brilliant work of Gary Oldman.

      • THE SHAPE OF WATER

        Director Guillermo del Toro is at the top of his game with this enchanting monster romance.

      • ISAAC JULIEN: LOOKING FOR LANGSTON (1989/2017)

        Explore the works of British artist Isaac Julien, including his stunning film on African–American poet Langston Hughes.

      • SWINGING SAFARI

        This over-the-top ode to Australia in the '70s-era plunges a high-profile cast into nostalgic antics.

      • SUNSET CINEMA 2018

        North Sydney Oval's outdoor cinema.

      • SURFEST NEWCASTLE AUSTRALIA 2018

        This surfing festival's for everyone, right in the heart of Newcastle.

      • 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.

      • SYDNEY HILLS OUTDOOR CINEMA 2018

        See a movie under the stars from your own bell tent or king-sized bed.

      • KATHARINA GROSSE: THE HORSE TROTTED ANOTHER COUPLE OF METRES, THEN IT STOPPED

        The concrete multi-arts precinct will be transformed into an immersive landscape of colours and textures.

      • SOCAL BOTTOMLESS ROSé

        Wine-lovers unite.

      • ST GEORGE OPENAIR CINEMA 2018

        The harbourside cinema is back with a strong film lineup, food from Chiswick and spectacular panoramic view of the city.

      • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

        Gorgeous and emotional, this critically acclaimed queer romance is one of the best films of the year.

      • WARM TIES

        A searing critique of the violence, corruption, and bribery at the heart of the country's past

      • HYPER REAL

        The NGA's disturbing, fascinating and totally unmissable summer exhibition.

      • MOYA'S FREE JAZZ NIGHT

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

      • MOONLIGHT CINEMA 2017–18

        Cinema under the stars returns to the Centennial Park for another summer.

      • THE POOL AT PIER ONE

        A pop-up plunge pool bar by the harbour.

      • LOST LUAU

        This pop-up CBD beach party will provide some respite to Sydneysiders for the duration of summer.

      • SUNDAY BITES

        Food and fashion with a Middle Eastern flourish.

      • AFTERS

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

      • PIPILOTTI RIST: SIP MY OCEAN

        A large-scale immersive exhibition of the Swiss artist's most dazzling and hypnotic works.

      • BIOTA DINING SUNDAY BBQ SERIES

        Escape the city chaos and enjoy an outdoor feast at one of NSW's best restaurants.

      • COLOUR FIELDS POP-UP BAR

        The MCA's summer pop-up bar is a rainbow-coloured sanctuary inspired by Pipilotti Rist.

      • FUTURE PARK

        Eight futuristic interactive installations, including a glowing ball orchestra and a town sketched by exhibition-goers.

      • JENNY WATSON: THE FABRIC OF FANTASY

        Wander through four decades of self-portraiture, autobiography and a whole lot of imagination.

      • EAST VILLAGE TIKI TERRACE POP-UP

        The Darlo pub's rooftop will be filled with inflatables, cocktails and specials inspired by the South Pacific.

      • REMBRANDT AND THE DUTCH GOLDEN AGE: MASTERPIECES FROM THE RIJKSMUSEUM

        Dutch greats Rembrandt and Vermeer are coming to Sydney this summer.

      • ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE: THE PERFECT MEDIUM

        An exhibition celebrating the enduring legacy of an iconic American artist

      • KITTYHAWK JAZZ NIGHTS

        Party like it's 1944 at the CBD bar's Saturday live jazz sessions.

      • SYDNEY INTERNATIONAL ART SERIES 2017-18

        Featuring a kaleidoscopic exhibition and an ode to Dutch painters.

      • NGV TRIENNIAL

        The NGV's most ambitious summer blockbuster exhibition to date.

      • FERRIS WHEEL DINING EXPERIENCE

        Three courses 40 metres above Sydney Harbour.

      • RACLETTE ROLLS AT YOUNG HENRYS

        The Stinking Bishops will pop raclette in a roll every Friday night at the Newtown brewery.

      • 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.

      • THE MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING

        The world's first dedicated showcase of ordinary art is heading to MONA for its first Australian visit.

      • 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.

      • TRAMSHEDS ARTISAN LANE SUNDAY MARKETS

        A new European-inspired Sunday food market.

      • SAPORIUM MARKET DAY

        The Rosebery foodie precinct's new weekly market.

      • 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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