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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Explore this outdoor art exhibition in the Blue Mountains, or head to one of three Sydney galleries for a huge biennial art exhibition.
By Concrete Playground
June 17, 2021
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By Concrete Playground
June 17, 2021
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  • Food & Drink

    Messina Mango Pancake Party

    Messina is serving up mango crepes filled with mango sorbet for two days.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Winter Village 2021

    Go ice skating, hang out in an igloo, enjoy a snow shower and dip marshmallows in espresso martini-flavoured chocolate fudge sauce.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Emerging Writers' Festival 2021

    Hear from star authors like Sisonke Msimang, catch readings from emerging literary talent and check out a short story masterclass — all online.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hot Mess — KXT Theatre and Bakehouse Theatre Co

    This new comedic play looks at the random encounters of a public bathroom on a night out.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lapsis

    This low-budget dystopian sci-fi satire takes on the gig economy, with sharp, savage and must-see results.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It

    The latest 'Conjuring' film serves up the franchise's usual bumps and jumps with gusto, but too much about this threequel fails to surprise.

  • Food & Drink

    Fratelli Winter Festival

    Book in for all-you-can-eat mussels, unlimited pizza and gelato or $10 bowls of pasta.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harbour Garden

    Wander through this giant inflatable playground, created by Studio A and Goldberg Aberline Studio.

  • Travel & Leisure

    'Moonlight' Sea Kayaking

    Float around the harbour and cruise under the stars in this after-dark seafaring adventure.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Aboriginal Sky Dreaming Cruise

    Head on a one-hour harbour cruise where First Nations astronomers will guide you through the landscape of the sky.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wanna Dance

    Dance in the street at this inner city laneway party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Shadow Play

    Golden Age Cinema and Bar is dedicating winter weekends to shady characters and shadowy stories.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Five Ways Festival

    The buzzing Paddington intersection is throwing a one-day street party with margaritas, live tunes and epic art.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Pride Weekender

    The Metro's grand reopening is finally here — and it promises to be a fabulous party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Suspiria: Film and Concert

    Head to old-world cinema Golden Age and catch the 70s cult classic flick, complete with a live orchestral gig.

  • Food & Drink

    Frankie's $1 Pizza Happy Hour

    Head to Hunter Street between 4–6pm every day for $1 slices before the Sydney favourite closes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    YCK Laneways: Night Over Light

    The CBD is coming alive this winter with live tunes, tarot readings and drag queen bingo.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Harry's Altar Danceteria

    Cut serious shapes on the dance floor at this free 12-night rave.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Third I Fest

    This three-day festival will see you go on a globe-hopping adventure — without the plane ticket.

  • Food & Drink

    Sea Life Glow

    Sea Life Aquarium will be transformed with a dance floor and pop-up food and drink stalls as part of these late-night glow-in-the-dark parties.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Darling Harbour Winter Festival

    A winter wonderland with ice skating rinks, giant arctic slides and fireworks — right by the harbour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Badu Gili: Winter Nights

    This year's projection series will display its first all-female lineup.

  • Food & Drink

    South Eveleigh Solstice Festival

    Find food from Kylie Kwong's new diner, live entertainment and a workshop on native flora at this pop-up street party.

  • Food & Drink

    King of the Wing Festival

    Tuck into ten different flavours during this two-month fest.

  • Food & Drink

    El Camino Cantina's Not So Soft Drink Series

    The Tex-Mex chain is serving up soft drink-inspired margaritas for two months.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Surf Club Sundays

    Head along to the Redfern Surf Club for five Sunday afternoon sessions of live music.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Unsettled

    A new exhibition and event series on truth telling and First Nations resistance.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Igloos on the Pier 2021

    Igloos are popping up at Pier One again — and this year, they're surrounded by light-up cherry blossom trees.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Theatre Company Launches Act 2

    See new writing and classic texts transform from the page to the stage.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    SandSong: Stories from the Great Sandy Desert — Bangarra Dance Theatre

    Set in Walmajarri Country, this powerful performance explores the displacement and survival of First Nations people.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter Ramen Club Tour

    The tour will feature a different dish each month — starting with its OG fried chicken ramen, of course.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lumen

    The Chippendale gallery is exhibiting more than 30 luminous works until August.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nicole Kidman Retrospective

    Revisit 13 films from the Australian actor's lengthy career.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Come From Away

    A smash on Broadway since 2017, it's based on the true story of 7000 air passengers who became grounded in Canada after September 11.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Iranzamin

    An expansive survey of Persian arts and crafts will take over the Powerhouse Museum this autumn.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Microcars

    Why should supercars get all the glory? These micro vehicles show the rise of travelling in a compact and economical fashion over the last six decades.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The House After Dark

    Take a late-night tour of the Sydney Opera House.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The National 2021: New Australian Art

    The National returns for 2021 to exhibit works from 39 rising Australian artists across three Sydney venues.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Hamilton the Musical

    Don't throw away your shot to see the blockbuster, Tony Award-winning musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    American Psycho — The Musical

    A blood-spattered musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' famed novel hits the Sydney Opera House stage for the first time.

  • Design & Style

    Paddington Markets

    Find original wares by local designers, food stalls and a new growers market for fresh produce.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    InBloom

    This colourful living exhibition features a 'watercolour painting' made from over 20,000 plants.

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