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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Enjoy the last days of cheap drinks at Merivale bars and explore Cockatoo Island after dark on a haunted history tour.
By Concrete Playground
June 25, 2019
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

    Enjoy the last days of cheap drinks at Merivale bars and explore Cockatoo Island after dark on a haunted history tour.
    By Concrete Playground
    June 25, 2019
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      • Arts & Entertainment

        Never Look Away

        Fictionalising the life of German artist Gerhard Richter, this Oscar-nominated drama is impressively acted but feels a little too neat.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Snow Week

        One hundred tonnes of snow will land on North Sydney's Greenwood Hotel for a week of boozy cold weather shenanigans.

      • Food & Drink

        All-You-Can-Eat Schnitzels

        Two hours. All of the schnitzels.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Child's Play

        Chucky is back in this gory but ultimately underwhelming reboot.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Toy Story 4

        Engaging, amusing and emotionally rewarding, this animated franchise is back to its best.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Merrily We Go to Hell: Celebrating Women in Cinema

        Celebrating trailblazing female filmmakers from the 1930s to today.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Martin Scorsese's Scariest Ever Films Festival

        Get spooked by 'The Shining', 'The Exorcist' and more.

      • Food & Drink

        100 Years of Negroni

        Surry Hills' The Clock will celebrate Negroni Week with a dedicated bar and even a negroni luge.

      • Food & Drink

        Negroni Week at Matteo Downtown

        The CBD restaurant is serving up a quirky cocktail list — with parmesan and negroni-filled ice spheres — for one week.

      • Food & Drink

        Four Pillars Negroni Pop-Up

        A pop-up bar and shop inside Surry Hill's the Dolphin dedicated to gin and negronis.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Winter Sauna

        Paramount Recreation Club has opened a pop-up sauna on its rooftop, complete with luxe linen robes, built-in speakers and complimentary refreshments.

      • Food & Drink

        Untied Apres Ski Bar X Bungalow 8 Winter Woodlands

        The two harbourside bars have transformed into luxury ski resort-inspired chalets for winter complete with s'mores and an espresso martini pop-up.

      • Design & Style

        Hugo Boss Mid-Year Outlet Sale

        Dress like a Boss for half the price.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Wild Rose

        Another star is born in this music-driven drama, with Jessie Buckley putting in a powerful performance as an aspiring country singer.

      • Design & Style

        Big Fashion Sale Pop-Up 2019

        Pick up samples and one-offs from cult Australian and international designers at up to 80 percent off.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Bondi Ice Rink

        The famed beach will be icy in more ways than one when an ice skating rink pops up this winter.

      • Food & Drink

        Madame Truffles Pop-Up Shop 2019

        Sydney's truffle queen is back for three straight months of flaming cheese wheel pasta, truffle ice cream and a free weekly happy hour.

      • Food & Drink

        Winery Glamping

        The Winery has been transformed into a cosy winter hideout with teepees, bottomless mulled wine and personal raclette stations.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        High Life

        Robert Pattinson's entire career has brought him to this space thriller, and it's a strange but stellar ride.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Monet: Impression Sunrise

        Claude Monet's most famous painting is the star of the NGA's latest exhibition.

      • Food & Drink

        Pink Winter Garden

        Pair warm cocktails with currywurst and four-cheese fondue in this fairy light-lit winter garden.

      • Food & Drink

        The Morrison's Negroni Month

        The bar is donating $1 from every Negroni ordered to OzHarvest.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Sydney Opera House's Two for One for You

        Catch some first-class performances on the cheap.

      • Food & Drink

        Winter Igloos

        Escape the winter chill inside a cosy igloo filled with cheese and hot cocktails by the harbour.

      • Food & Drink

        Smoke and Mirrors

        Chin Chin has teamed up with designer Frida Las Vegas for its next over-the-top 80s-style immersive dining experience.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        National Indigenous Art Fair 2019

        Paintings, sculptures and textiles from more than 20 remote communities.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        The Happy Prince — Griffin Theatre Company

        If you've had enough of sickly fairytale stories, Griffin's latest work is the antidote you're after.

      • Food & Drink

        Smoke and Mirrors Brunch

        This daily boozy brunch is no deception.

      • Food & Drink

        Grain to Glass

        Experience a four-course tasting menu with paired whisky at this waterside restaurant.

      • Food & Drink

        Merivale's 49% Off

        Merivale is offering (almost) half-price booze at 39 of its bars for a whole month.

      • Food & Drink

        Pie Time 2019

        The Southern Highlands' month-long pie fiesta returns this winter, with a piping hot program of pie-inspired fun.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

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

      • 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.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Igloos on the Pier 2019

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

      • Travel & Leisure

        Cockatoo Island Haunted History Night Tours 2019

        Explore the mysterious history of Cockatoo Island by night.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Avengers: Endgame

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        We Love Tarantino Film Series

        For three months, the Ritz pays tribute to one distinctive director.

      • Food & Drink

        Misfits Lunch Club

        A monthly bottomless lunch with three-hours of unlimited cocktails.

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality

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

      • Arts & Entertainment

        Muriel's Wedding The Musical — Sydney Theatre Company

        The classic film hits the stage again as a musical adaptation.

      • Travel & Leisure

        Ghostly Garden

        A spooky after-dark stroll through the Royal Botanic Garden.

      • 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.

      • 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

        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

        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.

      • 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.

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