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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Tokyo Bird is serving up a highball and bar snack special, and you'll find $20 happy hour deals around Surry Hills.
By Concrete Playground
November 24, 2022
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  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Menu

    A culinary thriller-slash-black comedy with bite, this Ralph Fiennes- and Anya Taylor-Joy-starring cinematic dish is savage, savvy and slickly satisfying.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio

    The 'The Shape of Water' and 'Pan's Labyrinth' director's stop-motion take on the beloved 19th-century Italian tale might just be the most magical yet.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bones and All

    Timothée Chalamet and Taylor Russell play cannibal lovers road-tripping through America's midwest in this evocative and exquisite film from 'Call Me By Your Name' director Luca Guadagnino.

  • Food & Drink

    Danish Christmas Market

    Snack your way through Danish open sandwiches, pancakes and hotdogs while you shop for the perfect Christmas gift.

  • Design & Style

    Gucci Garden Archetypes

    The Powerhouse Museum is hosting a two-month run of this immersive multi-sensory Gucci exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    SOFT CENTRE: UNFURL

    This experimental music festival is taking over Sydney for four days.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    Benoit Blanc is back on the case in this sequel to 2019's whodunnit hit 'Knives Out', which serves up another smart and superbly cast puzzle box of a film.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    MQFF+

    Stream your way through queer film highlights during MQFF's week-long online program.

  • Food & Drink

    Built to Spill Wine Pop-Up Shop Tour

    This local natural winemaker is popping up at The Lansdowne, The Duke of Enmore, Leichardt Bowlo and Laguma with free tastings, vinyl and DJ sets.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

    For his first movie in seven years, Oscar-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu ponders the weight of being a filmmaker in a feature both spectacular and indulgent.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    She Said

    Carey Mulligan and Zoe Kazan lead this powerful newspaper drama, which follows the journalists who broke the Harvey Weinstein story.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Seafood School Summer Class Series

    Whether you want to learn the secrets of Singapore chilli crab or perfect your paella, these summer classes will level up your cooking game.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Greenhouse by Joost

    Step inside one of Joost Bakker’s most ambitious zero-waste projects yet: a fully sustainable, recyclable home in Melbourne’s Federation Square that grows all of its own food.

  • Food & Drink

    Happy Hours $20 Deals

    The likes of Bitter Phew, Butter, Bar Nina, Giuls, Goros, The Winery and Dean's Lounge are serving up happy hour deals for $20.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Cambridge Christmas Markets

    Check off your Christmas shopping list outdoors this year, while you browse artisan products and festive foods.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Velvet Queen

    Filled with stunning nature cinematography, this awe-inspiring documentary charts the search for a Tibetan snow leopard.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Millie Lies Low

    There's nothing false about this astute and hilarious NZ comedy about faking it till you make it in a social media-ruled world — or about Ana Scotney's exceptional performance.

  • Food & Drink

    Thanksgiving Feast at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar

    The New Orleans-inspired Barangaroo spot is hosting a stand-out Thanksgiving feast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe's most electrifying instalment yet gets an engaging-enough sequel, which grapples with grief and also franchise box-ticking.

  • Food & Drink

    The Couture High Tea

    Let them eat cake at this chic French-inspired high tea at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    'Karen Black: Gentle Pulse' at Sullivan+Strumpf

    The final exhibition of 2022 showcases Karen Black's reinterpretation of radical care.

  • Food & Drink

    Jervis Bay Gin Flight Festival

    Celebrate the almost-start-of-Summer — and some seriously impressive distilleries — at this iconic Shoalhaven location.

  • Food & Drink

    Heart of Surry Hills

    This month-long program is unleashing events, pop-ups and limited-time deals across a heap of Surry Hills favourites.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema Sydney 2022–23

    Moonlight Cinema is back for another huge summer of cinema under the stars.

  • Food & Drink

    Martin Place Christmas Markets

    Food, fashion and festivities will transform Martin Place into a Christmas wonderland.

  • Design & Style

    Micromobility Expo

    Whether your interest is environmental or economical, this interactive event is making it easier than ever to get on board with e-transport.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sharks at the Australian Museum

    Submerge yourself in the deep ocean and uncover the wonders of these ancient predators.

  • Food & Drink

    Nel's Christmas Degustation 2022

    We hope you're ho, ho, hungry: nel is dishing up a Christmas-themed 11-course degustation.

  • Food & Drink

    Double Cheeseburgers and $1 Oysters at Bistrot 916

    Bistrot 916's much-hyped double cheeseburger is back on the menu for lunches Friday–Sunday — alongside $1 oysters.

  • Food & Drink

    Disaronno's La Dolce Vita at Jackalberry

    Carbs. Coffee. Cocktails. Proof that when it comes to the important things in life, Madonna was right – Italians do it better.

  • Food & Drink

    Cambridge Markets EQ

    Head to The Entertainment Quarter every Wednesday and Saturday to shop, eat and meet a variety of makers.

  • Food & Drink

    Ritapalooza at El Camino Cantina The Rocks

    You'll find Skittle, marshmallow and fairy bread margs — and 'rita tasting paddles — at this five-week festival.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Spilt Milk 2022

    Flume, Steve Lacy and The Wombats lead Spilt Milk's return along the east coast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jewish International Film Festival 2022 — October–November

    JIFF returns to Sydney for its second festival of 2022 — this time with a 50-movie lineup.

  • Food & Drink

    Baby Got Brunch

    Enjoy a nostalgic Australian barbecue spread and bottomless cocktails over a bangin' 90s soundtrack.

  • Food & Drink

    DOOM JUICE's Saint Lawrence Bistro

    DOOM JUICE's new St Peters cellar door is hosting weekly culinary pop-ups with chefs from Sagra, Cafe Paci, Bar Louise and The Old Fitz.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Pleasures Playhouse

    This music and arts festival has taken over an abandoned Chinatown cinema.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    UNPOPULAR

    This exhibition features never-before-seen footage of bands like Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Beastie Boys taking to Australian stages.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney Seafood School's Spring Classes

    O Tama Carey and Danielle Alvarez are among the fantastic Sydney chefs taking part of this longstanding culinary school's spring experiences.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Australia on Celluloid

    As part of its 85th birthday celebrations, the Ritz is spending a year screening iconic Australian films on 35mm.

  • 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

    Clay Dynasty

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moulin Rouge! The Musical

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

  • 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

    Big Poppa's Late-Night Dinner Party

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Glass slippers and pumpkin carriages are coming to Sydney, with the Broadway production dancing into the Sydney Lyric Theatre from October.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Yoga at Pocket City Farms

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

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