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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Head outdoors to a sunset gig on this Harbour island or indoors to an $8 film.
By Concrete Playground
May 20, 2019
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

    Head outdoors to a sunset gig on this Harbour island or indoors to an $8 film.
    By Concrete Playground
    May 20, 2019
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      • Food & Drink

        Milk 'n' Sugar Dessert Market 2019

        The after-dark market will coincide with the first weekend of Vivid.

      • Food & Drink

        Blacklight

        Gelato Messina will open a glowing pop-up dessert bar in Darling Square for 23 nights during Vivid.

      • Food & Drink

        Spellbound

        The Sydney Opera House's Vivid pop-up bar is an opulent post-punk homage to The Cure.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum

        The third time is still the charm in this action-packed assassin franchise, with Keanu Reeves and his former stunt double-turned-director doing what they do best.

      • Food & Drink

        Adoption and Ales

        With greyhounds up for adoption and a slew of gravy-heavy dishes to enjoy.

      • Food & Drink

        Taste of Manly 2019

        Spend a day eating and drinking by the beach.

      • Food & Drink

        Dining in the Dark

        Skip the Vivid crowds and enjoy your own light show with a five-course meal and bubbly.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        All Is True

        Starring as well as directing, Kenneth Branagh explores William Shakespeare's retirement years in this thoughtful drama.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Hustle

        Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson can't save this gender-swapped con-artist remake, which just ends up scamming itself.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

        The Australian faces everyone will be talking about for the next few months.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Club 4A 2019

        4A gallery is taking over a neon-lit Haymarket karaoke joint for a night of experimental music and audiovisual art.

      • Food & Drink

        Glenmorangie World Whisky Day 2019

        Celebrate the amber liquor with bespoke highballs at some of Sydney's best bars.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        World Press Photo Exhibition 2019

        The world's best (and most shocking) photojournalism from 2018 comes to Sydney.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Kings Cross Hotel's Vivid Music Series

        Party every Saturday during Vivid across the many levels of the Kings Cross Hotel.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Vivid Live Studio Parties 2019

        The Opera House is bringing back its dance parties in The Studio for this year's Vivid.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Top End Wedding

        This bright, breezy Aussie rom-com travels across the Northern Territory, and features a standout performance from star and co-writer Miranda Tapsell.

      • Travel & Leisure

        The Grounds x 'Aladdin'

        Wander through vibrant market stalls, eat cake on ottomans and rub a magic gold lamp at The Grounds of 'Agrabah'.

      • Food & Drink

        Hunter Valley Wine and Food Festival 2019

        Taste the Hunter's best produce and wine at over 40 events in May and June.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Long Shot

        Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen make a relatable pair in this heartfelt and hilarious political rom-com.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Silent Disco Ice Skating Festival 2019

        Chippendale's free (and quiet) dance party on ice has returned.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        1985

        Powerful and poignant, this thoughtful drama explores a 20-something man's homecoming in the mid-80s.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Igloos on the Pier 2019

        Transparent 'igloos' are popping up at Pier One — and one of them has a hot tub.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Gloria Bell

        Julianne Moore is luminous in this captivating film from Chilean director Sebastián Lelio.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Cockatoo Island Haunted History Night Tours 2019

        Explore the mysterious history of Cockatoo Island by night.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Curse of the Weeping Woman

        The sixth film in the Conjuring franchise serves up a few effective bumps and jumps, but also exposes a worrying thematic undercurrent.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Avengers: Endgame

        A fitting, loving and remarkable end to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we know it.

      • Food & Drink

        American Express Lounge at Vivid Sydney

        Vivid views don't get better than this.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Cumberland Local Festival 2019

        A program of street food festivals, temple tours and live poetry will take over Sydney's western suburbs this autumn.

      • Food & Drink

        Grant Burge Wines Pop-Up Cellar Door

        Sip premium wines backdropped by the city's best views.

      • Food & Drink

        Lakemba Ramadan Night Markets

        Haldon Street comes alive with nightly street-side stalls serving camel burgers and Lebanese coffee until 2am.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Winyanboga Yurringa — Belvoir St Theatre

        A compelling chronicle of six Aboriginal women and their connection to country.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Vivid Sydney 2019

        This year's radiant program includes FKA Twigs, Spike Lee and a field of 500 glowing fireflies.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

        The NGV will host a huge exhibition of China's terracotta warriors this winter.

      • Food & Drink

        Mould: A Cheese Festival 2019

        Try more than 50 of Australia's best cheeses — with wine, beer and whisky, of course.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        American Psycho The Musical

        A blood-spattered musical adaptation of Bret Easton Ellis' famed novel hits Aussie stages for the first time.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Burning

        This South Korean drama is a ruminative mystery, a fine-tuned character study and an intricately observed examination of human relationships all in one.

      • Food & Drink

        Crab Curry Sundays

        Feast on Sri Lanka's famed spicy crab curry, dhal and sambol once a month at this award-winning Sydney restaurant.

      • Food & Drink

        Disco Brunch

        Spend a Saturday afternoon groovin', sippin' cocktails and eating brunch.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

        Thirty years in the making, Terry Gilliam's madcap epic finally makes its way to cinemas — and it's a loony ride.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Aftermath

        Sparks might fly between Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård, but this wartime romance feels finished before it starts.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Little

        This age-swap comedy is hardly original, but it boasts a standout performance from its young star.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Galveston

        Elle Fanning and Ben Foster shine in this twisty crime thriller from actor-turned-director Mélanie Laurent

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Essential Duchamp

        You'll be (Du)champing at the bit to see this landmark exhibition.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Revolutions: Records and Rebels

        This 500-item exhibition will relive the music, fashion and protests of the late 60s with pieces like find Mick Jagger's signature stage costume and John Lennon's legendary glasses.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Pet Sematary

        The Stephen King horror novel returns to the big screen in this by-the-numbers remake.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Shazam!

        Shazam! is the kind of carefree superhero film that reinvigorates the fantasy of actually *being* a superhero.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Mid90s

        Jonah Hill makes an impressive directorial debut with this nostalgic, naturalistic skateboarding drama.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Cartographica: Sydney on the Map

        Explore the beautiful historical maps of Sydney.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019

        Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are coming to Sydney.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Janet Laurence: After Nature

        In the first major survey of the Sydney artist's work, the MCA explores the link between all living creatures in an installation that's equal parts science lab and art exhibition.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The National 2019: New Australian Art

        This major three-gallery exhibition will feature work from 65 contemporary artists across the AGNSW, the MCA and Carriageworks.

      • Design & Style

        The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift

        Featuring over 150 haute couture pieces from some of the world's most iconic fashion houses.

      • Food & Drink

        Autumn Harvest Lunch

        A weekly Sunday feast hosted in Paramount Recreation Club's lush rooftop garden.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Second Sight: Witchcraft, Ritual, Power

        This magical exhibition explores different perspectives on sorcery and witchcraft.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Hot Blood

        An unapologetically bold exhibition about everything from sexual desire and bodily frailty to psychedelia and spiritual ecstasy.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Belvoir Theatre 25A 2019

        A series of low-budget (but story-rich) plays supporting emerging theatre talent.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Street Photography

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        'Star Wars' Identities: The Exhibition

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

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