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The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

Head outdoors to a sunset gig on this Harbour island or indoors to an $8 film.
By Concrete Playground
April 25, 2019
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    The Best Things to Do in Sydney This Weekend

    Head outdoors to a sunset gig on this Harbour island or indoors to an $8 film.
    By Concrete Playground
    April 25, 2019
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      • BURNING

        This South Korean drama is a ruminative mystery, a fine-tuned character study and an intricately observed examination of human relationships all in one.

      • CRAB CURRY SUNDAYS

        Feast on Sri Lanka's famed spicy crab curry, dhal and sambol once a month at this award-winning Sydney restaurant.

      • THE CENTRAL COAST SUNFLOWER HARVEST

        Road trip to this Central Coast farm to pick sunflowers for $1 a stem.

      • INCU WAREHOUSE SALE

        Nab new threads for relative peanuts.

      • MORO SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL 2019

        This year, the festival showcases films from both Spain and Latin America — and 11 of them are by female filmmakers.

      • BATCH FESTIVAL 2019

        Griffin Theatre Company's festival of edgy performance art returns for another season.

      • DISCO BRUNCH

        Spend a Saturday afternoon groovin', sippin' cocktails and eating brunch.

      • THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE

        Thirty years in the making, Terry Gilliam's madcap epic finally makes its way to cinemas — and it's a loony ride.

      • ROCKPOOL DINING GROUP'S $25 BAR MEALS

        Snag a cheap meal — and a wine or cocktail — at the likes of Rockpool Bar & Grill, Saké and Bar Patrón.

      • THE AFTERMATH

        Sparks might fly between Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård, but this wartime romance feels finished before it starts.

      • RAINBOW DESSERT LANE

        The Grounds of Alexandria will turn into an after-dark dessert market on Friday and Saturday nights this month.

      • LITTLE

        This age-swap comedy is hardly original, but it boasts a standout performance from its young star.

      • GALVESTON

        Elle Fanning and Ben Foster shine in this twisty crime thriller from actor-turned-director Mélanie Laurent

      • TAQIZA'S SECOND ANNIVERSARY FIESTA

        Celebrate the Bondi spot's birthday with half-price margaritas, mezcal tastings, live music and limited-edition tacos.

      • THE ESSENTIAL DUCHAMP

        You'll be (Du)champing at the bit to see this landmark exhibition.

      • LICK LICK BLINK

        Debuting for The National 2019, this new work by Tasmanian artist Willoh S. Weiland will combine film, performance and Gelato Messina.

      • 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.

      • GROOVIN THE MOO 2019

        GTM returns to regional Australia with Coolio, Hilltop Hoods, Billie Eilish and a whole lot of local talent.

      • SCULPTURE AT SCENIC WORLD 2019

        An outdoor exhibition in an ancient rainforest.

      • CANOWINDRA INTERNATIONAL BALLOON CHALLENGE 2019

        Watch the sky come alive with balloons.

      • CANOES, CHAMPAGNE AND CANAPES

        Explore the Southern Highlands by canoe (and with a local sparkling wine in-hand).

      • SYDNEY VEGAN MARKET

        A market where all the food and wares are 100 percent animal product-free.

      • SUGAR REPUBLIC

        This pop-up dessert museum will have 12 dessert-filled rooms, a retro candy store and a sweet-themed cafe.

      • TINA TEENY TINY VESSEL WORKSHOPS

        Sip wine, eat cheese, make ceramics.

      • KAHLUA HOUR

        Fourteen Sydney bars are doing half-price espresso martinis each Friday in April.

      • DESTROYER

        Featuring an almost unrecognisable Nicole Kidman, this gritty Los Angeles noir is both a scorching character study and a gripping action movie.

      • US

        After winning an Oscar for Get Out, Jordan Peele returns with another masterful and unsettling horror movie.

      • PET SEMATARY

        The Stephen King horror novel returns to the big screen in this by-the-numbers remake.

      • THE LEGO MOVIE 2: THE SECOND PART

        The toy-to-film franchise returns, but buries a fantastic message in all-too familiar packaging.

      • SHAZAM!

        Shazam! is the kind of carefree superhero film that reinvigorates the fantasy of actually *being* a superhero.

      • MID90S

        Jonah Hill makes an impressive directorial debut with this nostalgic, naturalistic skateboarding drama.

      • JAMIE'S ITALIAN $50 LONG LUNCH

        You'll get snacks, a big bowl of pasta, dessert and all the prosecco you can drink — all for a pineapple.

      • EASTER AT SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, SYDNEY

        Hop along to cocktail-fuelled high tea set in a whimsical Easter garden.

      • SWIMMING WITH MEN

        This British synchronised swimming comedy paddles blandly through formulaic waters.

      • FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

        Based on the true tale of WWE wrestler Paige and produced by The Rock, this big-hearted crowd-pleaser packs an emotional punch.

      • MUDDY MANIA

        Kingsleys Woolloomooloo is celebrating mud crab season with a month of dirt cheap crustaceans.

      • HOTEL MUMBAI

        This harrowing drama recreates the real-life 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, with Dev Patel and Armie Hammer among the cast.

      • SOMETIMES ALWAYS NEVER

        Bill Nighy stars in this melancholy and moving exploration of grief, embracing the future and Scrabble.

      • BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS — BELVOIR

        The smash hit, told through a series of original rock songs, returns for an encore season.

      • CARTOGRAPHICA: SYDNEY ON THE MAP

        Explore the beautiful historical maps of Sydney.

      • EVERYBODY KNOWS

        Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem put in excellent performances in this purposefully familiar drama from A Separation director Asghar Farhadi.

      • 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.

      • CAPTAIN MARVEL

        Marvel's first film about a female superhero feels like a wasted opportunity.

      • JANET LAURENCE: AFTER NATURE

        In the first major survey of the Sydney artist's work, the MCA explores the link between all living creatures in an installation that's equal parts science lab and art exhibition.

      • 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.

      • THE KRYSTYNA CAMPBELL-PRETTY FASHION GIFT

        Featuring over 150 haute couture pieces from some of the world's most iconic fashion houses.

      • AUTUMN HARVEST LUNCH

        A weekly Sunday feast hosted in Paramount Recreation Club's lush rooftop garden.

      • 1000 DOORS

        The eerie and endless labyrinth of doors from the duo behind 'House of Mirrors' heads to Bendigo.

      • SECOND SIGHT: WITCHCRAFT, RITUAL, POWER

        This magical exhibition explores different perspectives on sorcery and witchcraft.

      • NEON GODS

        A free film series celebrating the trailblazing directors of contemporary Chinese cinema.

      • HOT BLOOD

        An unapologetically bold exhibition about everything from sexual desire and bodily frailty to psychedelia and spiritual ecstasy.

      • HEAVEN AND EARTH IN CHINESE ART

        A veritable treasure trove of Chinese art comes to Australia for the first time.

      • BELVOIR THEATRE 25A 2019

        A series of low-budget (but story-rich) plays supporting emerging theatre talent.

      • STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

        Step back into mid-20th century Sydney with Sydney Living Museum's street photography retrospective.

      • MUSEUM OF THE MOON

        A giant floating sculpture of the moon, complete with NASA imagery on its surface, will take over Scienceworks.

      • WHALES | TOHORA

        An immersive exhibition of the world's largest animals at the Australian Museum.

      • THE 9TH ASIA PACIFIC TRIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART

        GOMA's three-yearly survey of Asia Pacific art returns.

      • 'STAR WARS' IDENTITIES: THE EXHIBITION

        Coming to Australia for the first time, this exhibit features 200 original objects from the 'Star Wars' series.

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