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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

See a movie under the stars, pair top-notch tacos with a few brews or head to a city-wide arts and culture festival.
By Concrete Playground
January 22, 2021
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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

See a movie under the stars, pair top-notch tacos with a few brews or head to a city-wide arts and culture festival.
By Concrete Playground
January 22, 2021
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  • Travel & Leisure

    The House After Dark

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

  • Design & Style

    Sephora Pitt Street Reopening

    The beauty product wonderland is relaunching its flagship store after a revamp.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ammonite

    Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan are exceptional in this exquisite period romance from the director of 'God's Own Country'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    $21 Summer Tix

    Nab discounted tickets to a show, event or experience at midday each day until the end of March.

  • Food & Drink

    The Garden Social

    Food trucks, a gin and tonic bar, and live tunes — all in The Domain.

  • Design & Style

    Le Creuset Summer Sale

    Snag some colourful French cookware that'll last you a lifetime at up to 25 percent off.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Westpac Openair Cinema 2020–21

    The annual openair cinema back with a jam-packed lineup of new, recent and classic flicks — all screening under the stars at Mrs Macquaries Point.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Summerland

    This this primarily World War II-set drama is mostly straightforward, but boasts memorable work from Gemma Arterton and a potent undercurrent of subversion.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Promising Young Woman

    Carey Mulligan is fierce and formidable in this brilliant, blistering and bubblegum-hued take on the rape-revenge genre.

  • Food & Drink

    All-You-Can-Eat Meat and Cheese Boards

    Feast your way through unlimited German cheese, charcuterie and pretzels.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Tina Havelock Stevens: Thank You For Holding

    This new video installation explores the uncertainty and chaos of recent times.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dude, It's a Coen Brothers Retrospective

    Screening everything from 'The Big Lebowski' and 'Fargo' to 'No Country for Old Men' and 'Inside Llewyn Davis'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jazz January

    Live jazz and French food. Nothing can go wrong.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Dorr-e Dari: A Poetic Crash Course in the Language of Love

    A 1000-year-old dating ritual gets a thoroughly modern update.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Cleaners

    Will you be tempted to make the cleaners' job a little more challenging?

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Keeping Peace

    We've gotta work together on this one.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Mile In My Shoes

    Literally walk in another person's shoes in this Sydney Festival experience.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Duba

    Join Erth's guided tour of our precious ecosystem.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Symphony Under the Stars

    Grab your picnic rug for a spectacular night of classical music in the park.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    In Situ

    Next-gen dancers perform site-specific works in Parramatta Park.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spirit: A Retrospective 2021

    See a powerful collection of dance stories from Bangarra Dance Company's 30-year history.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney's Happiest Hour

    Score 50 percent off your entire bill at eight Sydney bars and restaurants throughout January.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Luna Park's Countdown Carnivale

    Race around on rollercoasters and soar sky-high on the ferris wheel — before the historic fun park closes for a six-month revamp.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Flickerfest International Short Film Festival Sydney 2021

    Spend a balmy summer’s night watching a stellar lineup of short films right by Bondi Beach.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Dinosaur Valley

    Keep your eyes peeled for a stegosaurus and T-rex at this outdoor exhibition in an ancient rainforest.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Rocks Goes Pop

    Get your cultural kicks at The Rocks this summer with this series of pop-up events.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eternal

    This new Darkfield Radio production is inspired by Bram Stoker's 'Dracula', and is designed to be listened to alone, at home, while you're in bed.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Love & Neon: The Cinema of Wong Kar-Wai

    Sydney Film Festival and ACMI are teaming up to screen 11 sumptuous films from the acclaimed Hong Kong director.

  • Food & Drink

    Wing Fest

    Feast your way through a heap of chicken or cauliflower pieces — with 21 different rubs and sauces.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pat Larter

    See the career-spanning first solo exhibition from one of the leading voices in the ‘femail’ art movement.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sydney Festival 2021

    Sydney's biggest arts and culture festival is back for three weeks of exceptional locally made performances.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Waterworld Central Sydney

    Race your mates on the multilane Epic Racer slide, or cool off in a giant inflatable pool.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mov'In Boat Floating Cinema

    Watch 'The Meg', 'Free Willy' and 'Death on the Nile' on a rowboat or floating pontoon in Darling Harbour.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rent — Sydney Opera House, LPD Productions and Sugary Rum Productions

    The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical hits the Sydney Opera House to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Frozen the Musical

    The record-breaking Broadway musical, based on the smash-hit Disney film, is bringing Arendelle's frozen fractals and toe-tapping tunes Down Under.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Pixar Putt Parramatta

    A Pixar-themed mini golf course has popped up in Parramatta.

  • Food & Drink

    Summer Staycations

    Get ready for an epic summer escape — no expensive flight necessary.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema 2020–21

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brett Whiteley: Feathers and Flight

    Take a stickybeak into the famed Australian artist’s love of feathered creatures.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pippin the Musical

    The Tony Award-winning acrobatic musical leaps into the Sydney Lyric this summer.

  • Food & Drink

    Sakura Summer

    For those who can't make it to Japan this cherry blossom season, this Manly bar offers the perfect alternative.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lindy Lee Exhibition Events at MCA

    Meditate alongside the celebrated artist, join in a sunset sketch session and head on a guided tour of the MCA's blockbuster summer exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Real Worlds: Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial 2020

    Admire the detail and diversity of extraordinary drawings by eight contemporary Australian artists.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ritz Laneway Cinema 2020–21

    Watch new and classic flicks under the stars — while sitting in a director's chair in a laneway.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lindy Lee: Moon in a Dew Drop

    The celebrated Australian Chinese artist is taking over Sydney's Museum of Contemporary Art with more than 70 ethereal, vibrant and thought-provoking works.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    InBloom

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards

    Australia’s longest running and most prestigious art awards for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists is going digital — and it’s free to watch.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2020

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

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