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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

See a movie under the stars, score cheap tickets to a variety of shows at the Sydney Opera House or discover a pop-up food and beer garden in the northern beaches.
By Concrete Playground
February 25, 2021
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  • Food & Drink

    Witty & Whippy Van

    You can score a colourful free soft serve at two Sydney beaches this weekend.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Oxtravaganza 2021

    Oxford Street businesses are still celebrating the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in a big way.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Directors' Cuts

    Catch everything from 'Midsommar' to 'Blade Runner' exactly as the filmmakers behind them intended.

  • Food & Drink

    The Dolphin Hotel Long Brunch

    The Dolphin bring's back its brunch with cheese and bacon rotolo and smoky bloody marys.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Truffle Hunters

    Leisurely and engaging, this documentary about elderly men and their dogs searching for truffles in Northern Italy serves up a rich and substantial cinematic meal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Firestarter — The Story of Bangarra

    Celebrating Australia's acclaimed Indigenous dance theatre, this excellent documentary also steps through the nation's past and paints a portrait of three siblings with dreams as big as their talents.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Little Things

    Denzel Washington, Rami Malek and Jared Leto co-star in this 90s-style serial killer thriller — and none of them will add new Oscars to their mantles for their efforts.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Minari

    Vivid, honest and tender, this resonant and moving drama stars Steven Yeun as a Korean American father and farmer chasing a better life for his family.

  • Food & Drink

    $1.50 Oysters

    See out summer by slurping down oysters.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bayram Ali

    Turkish-Cypriot immigrant Bayram Ali captured the Snowy Mountains' hydroelectric engineering in the 1950s–70s — see his 35 millimetre prints in this photographic exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Narcissus Garden

    Contemplate Sydney's — and your— history, identity and cultural belonging as you wander through Yayoi Kusama's immersive mirror ball installation.

  • Food & Drink

    World Bartender Day 2021

    Mark the annual celebration by sipping inventive cocktails — or creating your own at home.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Lunar New Year Comedy Festival

    Catch side-splitting shows from the likes of Nina Oyama and Lawrence Leung at this comedic celebration of the Year of the Ox.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Darlo Sessions

    Across three weeks, Darlinghurst Theatre Company is transforming into a live music venue and hosting some of the country's most exciting young performers.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Another Round

    Four teachers test a theory that humans actually need a constant supply of alcohol in their blood in this Oscar-shortlisted Danish drama.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Assassins

    Exploring a shocking 2017 assassination, this gripping true-crime documentary has to be seen to be believed.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Synchronic

    Starring Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan, this sci-fi thriller follows two paramedics dealing with a trippy new designer drug.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Transitions Film Festival 2021

    Going virtual for the first time, this Australian film festival showcases documentaries about our changing world.

  • Food & Drink

    Chocolate High Tea

    Feast your way through chocolate doughnuts, chocolate tarts and chocolate brownie biscuits.

  • Food & Drink

    Welcome to Marrakesh at The Grounds

    The Grounds of Alexandria has given its garden a Moroccan-inspired makeover — and it's serving up Moroccan dessert boards, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Piazza

    Consider your festival cravings covered thanks to this Italian-themed pop-up gig space.

  • Food & Drink

    Barney Cools Endless Summer Series

    See out summer with live DJs, fun cocktails and stellar water views.

  • Design & Style

    Assembly Label Choose-What-You-Pay Sale 2021

    Nab some new summer threads at up to 50 percent off.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ruby's Summer Socials

    Zetland's outdoor music club features acts playing jazz, New Orleans funk, French swing, rockabilly and reggae.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Bingo Loco Rainbow Rave

    Rave bingo is rolling in town — and this time, it's hosted by Sabrina Babyslut and coinciding with Mardi Gras.

  • Food & Drink

    An Australian Aperitivo

    Aperitivo hour gets a local revamp, complete with some Aussie food and drink legends — and a stunning waterfront setting.

  • Food & Drink

    Margarita Month 2021

    Celebrate the salty-sour cocktail the right way — by drinking one (or a few).

  • Travel & Leisure

    The House After Dark

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

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Jewish International Film Festival 2021

    After sitting out 2020, the cinema showcase returns with 29 features, 19 documentaries and episodes from three TV series.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mardi Gras Film Festival 2021

    This year's LGBTIQ+-focused festival will also screen online for the first time.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Steam Dreams: The Japanese Public Bath

    This exhibition explores Japan's communal bathing culture.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Japanese Film Festival Classics Program

    Watch weird, wonderful, surreal and subversive Japanese classics for free.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Rone in Geelong

    Celebrated street artist Rone returns to his roots for an immersive new exhibition in Geelong.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Cat Cinema

    Sydney's space-themed cat cafe has a new cinema — fur real.

  • Food & Drink

    Market Lane Live

    Enjoy eats from Donny's Bar, brews from Nomad and live tunes at this dog-friendly northern beaches pop-up.

  • Food & Drink

    Northies Summer Terrace

    Continue the vacay vibes at this south Sydney institution — backed by live tunes and ocean views.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Sunset Cinema North Sydney 2021

    Settle in for an al fresco screening of 'Spirited Away' or 'Dirty Dancing'.

  • 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

    All-You-Can-Eat Meat and Cheese Boards

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

  • 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

    The Rocks Goes Pop

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

  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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

    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

    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.

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