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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

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By Concrete Playground
June 22, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    Movie Frenzy 2022

    Rent some of the past year's big movies for pocket change.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rejuve[nation]: The Lansdowne Hotel Relaunch Party

    The Lansdowne has been saved and to celebrate it's throwing a free 12-hour party with Winston Surfshirt, RVG, Motorik and free beer.

  • Food & Drink

    Khachapuri Street Party

    Baba's Place and Melbourne's Gray & Gray Food and Wine are teaming up for an afternoon of Georgian eats, wine and music.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Elvis

    Baz Luhrmann's take on the king of rock 'n' roll is a sprawling, exhilarating spectacle, as led by an exceptional Austin Butler in the pompadour and jumpsuits.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Men

    'Ex Machina' and 'Annihilation' filmmaker Alex Garland returns with a #MeToo horror film that's both blatant and piercing.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter x Spotify A1 Menu

    Butter has come together with Spotify and three exciting young hip-hop artists to create a set of limited-time menu items.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lightyear

    This Buzz Lightyear origin story doesn't soar to infinity and beyond, but it benefits from lively voice work and a scene-stealing robot cat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nude Tuesday

    Spoken only in gibberish, and unafraid to bare all, this New Zealand sex comedy starring Jackie van Beek, Jemaine Clement and Damon Herriman is revelatory several times over.

  • Travel & Leisure

    'Physical' Aerobics Workout with Retrosweat

    Dig out those old leotards because Shannon Dooley is bringing her beloved 80s-themed workout to the MCA in celebration of season two of 'Physical' hitting Apple TV+.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Un[contained] 2022

    This luminous art and food festival is on its way back to south Sydney with barbecues, deep-fried ice cream and loukoumades.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Longest Night

    For Sydneysiders, the winter solstice means one thing this year — more hours to party.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Feeling 22

    AGNSW is relaunching its huge free cinema program to celebrate 22 years of screenings.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Hero

    Acclaimed Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi returns to his best with this Cannes Grand Prix-winner, which follows an imprisoned man, a lucky find and a good deed that doesn't go unpunished.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jurassic World Dominion

    The sixth film in the dinosaur franchise reteams OG stars Laura Dern, Sam Neill and Jeff Goldblum — but even that can't save its extinction-level struggles.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ryde Wharf Market

    Explore over 70 stalls featuring beautiful local produce, artisanal clothing, homewares and more at this fortnightly Sunday market on the banks of the Parramatta River.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Under CTRL House Parties at PHP

    All of the good vibes and tunes of a house party — and none of the cleanup.

  • Food & Drink

    NOMAD Truffle Brunch

    If you're looking for a new lazy Sunday brunch option, time your next visit to NOMAD — where the team is celebrating all things truffle.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Nude 'Nude Tuesday' Screening

    Get your kit off to watch a Jemaine Clement-starring New Zealand comedy filled with naked hiking.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Emerging Writers' Festival 2022

    Hear from celebrated writers like Yassmin Abdel-Magied, catch readings from emerging literary talent, and brush up your skills with a host of workshops and masterclasses.

  • Food & Drink

    Free Souvlakis at I Should Be Souvlaki

    Newtown's I Should Be Souvlaki is giving away 50 free, plant-based souvlakis across Queen's Birthday weekend.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Clay Dynasty

    See the evolution of Australian studio ceramics at the Powerhouse Museum with over 400 works by 160 different artists.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Walking Through a Songline

    Head to Museum of Sydney for an immersive exhibition with deep cultural connections.

  • Food & Drink

    'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' Degustation at Nel

    Let your tastebuds say "come what may" to this nine-course 'Moulin Rouge!'-themed degustation at Sydney fine-diner Nel.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moulin Rouge! The Musical

    The Broadway hit is finally bringing its all-singing, all-dancing romance to Sydney.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2022

    See the winners of this year's prizes — then vote for your favourites.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Igloos on the Pier 2022

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

  • Food & Drink

    Fonda x Wonderbao

    The humble bao has been given a Mexican twist for Fonda's new limited-edition collaboration menu.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The House After Dark 2022

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022

    Direct from London's Natural History Museum, the best nature photographs from the past year are now on display in Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    Butter Ramen Club Tour 2022

    Butter's tour of creative ramen dishes is back by popular demand — starting with its OG fried chicken ramen, of course.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    It Takes Time: Ten Films by Frederick Wiseman at SFF

    Sydney Film Festival is dedicating its 2022 retrospective to an award-winning documentarian and his commitment to examining American institutions.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Calendar of Cage

    Thirteen weeks. One actor. So many crazy grins.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    An American in Paris

    Romance and old-world charm have come to Sydney in the form of this Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

  • Food & Drink

    Big Poppa's Late-Night Dinner Party

    Party until 3am every Sunday night at Big Poppa's.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mary Poppins

    Our favourite flying nanny will drop into the Lyric Theatre in May.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Inside the Tide

    Over 20,000 plants have been installed, including one of the largest vertical green walls in the southern hemisphere.

  • Food & Drink

    Three Blue Ducks Barbecue Sundays

    Head to Three Blue Ducks Rosebery every Sunday for a next-level barbecue feast and live music.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Art Pharmacy Installations at The Rocks

    Discover these five public art installations that have popped up in The Rocks.

  • Food & Drink

    About Time Pop-Up Bar

    Sip Frosty Fruit slushies and eat roast lamb damper rolls at this limited-time bar in Sydney's CBD before it's demolished to make room for the new metro line.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eucalyptusdom

    An exhibition of art, science and history examines our changing attitudes to the humble eucalyptus family.

  • Food & Drink

    Saturday Breakfast at Fred's

    The Paddington restaurant serves coffee, scones and canelés from 8am, and sells boxes of fresh produce too.

  • Design & Style

    Paddington Markets

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

  • Food & Drink

    Blacktown Markets

    Peruse vintage bric-a-brac while you snack on homemade dim sum in the Skyline Drive-In.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga at Pocket City Farms

    Finally a yoga practice where you can literally touch the earth.

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