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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 weekend's happenings.
Image: James Simpson.
Drink many pinot noirs at this cellar door's bottomless brunch and then recover at a free yoga class.
The Grounds of Alexandria has been transformed into a sprawling wonderland of snow, sweets and flowers.
An immersive exhibition of the world's largest animals at the Australian Museum.
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One of Sydney's best pizzerias pops up by the beach for summer.
A market with live tunes and brews at Alexandria's new all-vegan brewery.
This glorious and gory remake of the 1977 original is a twitchy, witchy delight.
Catch the latest moving film from the director of 'Gravity', plus 25 other Latin American cinema highlights.
Tuck into free burgers and gelato for one more week (or year, if you're lucky).
Get to know Tommy Hilfiger's youth and denim label at this inner city pop-up store.
With coffee, shoyu-glazed hot dogs and pavlova gelato.
Martin Place will be filled with puppies for a lunchtime patting session.
Usher — along with Salt-N-Pepa, Lil Jon, Eve and Ginuwine — will headline the R&B tour of your teenage dreams.
Create a masterpiece while snacking on strawberry crumpets.
The annual film fest returns with zombies, cats and two movies about ramen.
Explore the spooky side of Cockatoo Island.
Summer's sorted with a series of outdoor shindigs from Sydney's party people.
Cake Wines' Redfern cellar door is hosting weekly lunch feasts with bottomless pinot noir throughout October.
An adults-only pop-up bar made out of Lego.
Three courses 40 metres above Sydney Harbour.
Coming to Australia for the first time, this exhibit features 200 original objects from the 'Star Wars' series.
Sip wine, eat cheese, make ceramics.
The Canberra festival's third outing is headlined by none other than Childish Gambino.
This superficial but still engaging Queen biopic is lifted by Rami Malek's supersonic performance as Freddie Mercury.
An immersive theatre experience that will take you around the streets of Blacktown (including a stop for a communal Persian, Ethiopian or Afghan meal).
Lisbeth Salander is back in this bland and routine instalment in the Dragon Tattoo franchise.
Actor Paul Dano directs this meticulous and emotionally affecting marital drama, with Carey Mulligan putting in a dynamite performance as an unhappy small-town housewife.
Michael Moore returns to form with a bleak and unsettling take on the erosion of American democracy.
Sunny afternoons call for bottomless spritz cocktails and seafood bites by the water.
The burger joint will be doing Big Mac-inspired meals throughout November — think double stack burgers and raspberry sundaes.
Martin Freeman stars in this stirring, impeccably staged British horror anthology.
Joel Edgerton directs a sensitive and somber drama about the impact of gay conversion therapy, as based on a true story.
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John Carpenter's iconic horror franchise gets its best sequel to date.
Celebrating Jewish culture on the big screen with more than 60 films from 23 countries.
Ryan Corr and Matt Nable power through this familiar but engaging Aussie biker drama.
Lady Gaga transforms from pop star to revelatory actress in this wrenching Hollywood melodrama.
The new thriller from the maker of The Cabin in the Woods is a rollicking good time.
An intimate and breathtaking character study that reminds us exactly why we still love going to the movies.
A BYO high tea on a rooftop with dishes by Shortstop, Donut Papi, Brickfields and more.
Horror, rot, mutation and destruction.
Check out the edible garden and carve a pumpkin at Tramsheds this spring.
Become a dumpling master or handcraft some burrata at these cooking classes.
The Royal Botanic Garden's killer new exhibition features 25,000 carnivorous plants.
This unsettling and unpredictable story explores our collective obsession with love.
An Edgar Allen Poe-inspired immersive theatre experience in an abandoned Newtown warehouse.
Get up early for sunrise yoga on the Sydney Opera House steps.
Eat your way around Italy with a new regional dish every single week.
An Australian-first retrospective of the famed South African photographer's work.
A budget-friendly way to catch recent flicks at Circular Quay.
Celebrate the waterways of the Central Coast — from The Entrance to Gosford waterfront.
An 80s-themed immersive theatre experience and escape room set in small-town Indiana.
Experience the grandeur of ancient Rome at this blockbuster exhibition.
The famed gladiator pirouettes his way to freedom in this high-impact, captivating ballet.
A pop-up glamping retreat located in a stunning 160-acre garden outside Sydney.
Artworks by Monet, Matisse, Picasso and more are travelling from Russia to Sydney for the AGNSW's latest exhibition.
A huge world-first Nelson Mandela exhibition debuts in Melbourne.
All aboard to celebrate the start of spring.
This pop-up cafe rotates all your favourite Sydney coffee beans under one roof.
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.
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.
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.
Cold beers and left-of-centre entertainment.
It's Sydney's time to get in on the crass magnum opus from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.