12 Totally Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

Ria Lawrence Ria Lawrence - Staff Writer


Beat the grim news cycle by taking advantage of all the fun events happening around town. From exciting candlelight concerts to a super fun alfresco event at the Royal Botanic Garden, here are a few of our top recommendations on where to go, what to see, and what to look forward to this week.

1. Soak up a magical Candlelight Concert this summer

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Spread the word: Sydney has got special Candlelight performances including tributes to jazz, pop and rock greats. It’s the perfect after work activity.

2. Head to The Domain for music, cocktails and harbour views

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The Royal Botanic Garden is back with it’s annual summer event — The Garden Social. Complete with an outdoor cocktail bar, shiny views of the Harbour Bridge and food trucks on site, it’s the ideal way to spend a summer evening in Sydney.

3. Watch your favourite movies with Moonlight Cinema’s January line-up

An outdoor movie at the Moonlight Cinema is quite the summer staple here in Sydney. Their January line-up includes fan favourite titles like No Time to Die on January 21 and box-office smash hit Spider-Man: No Way Home on January 16 and 23.

Book your tickets here here.

4. Head to this cocktail dinner degustation featuring 5 gins and 5 courses

Beast & Co is pairing 5 gin cocktails with a delicious 5 course meal every Thursday this summer. On the menu are signature gin cocktails along with dishes like pork belly, roasted cabbage and baked beetroot.

5. Snuggle up at this cosy outdoor cinema at The Rocks this week


Every Wednesday evening from 6.30pm, Laneway Cinema will host a movie in the cosy, cobbled laneway of Atherden Street. Entry to the venue is absolutely free and no bookings are required.

6. The Australian Museum is hosting an after hours party every Thursday 

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The Nights at the Museum event at the Australian Museum sees a fun mix of fresh tunes, a cosy pop up bar and free exhibitions and talks on Thursday evenings from 5pm to 9pm.

7. Beat the heat with one of these 12 brilliant and boozy bottomless brunches

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Brunch is always a good idea. Luckily for us, Sydney offers some very good bottomless brunches options indeed. Even better, they won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

8. Catch lifelike dinosaurs roaming around the Royal Botanic Garden

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As part of the Sydney Festival, Erth’s Prehistoric Picnic is bringing us up close with some pretty cool dinosaurs including the towering, three-metre-tall Thunderbird.

9. Acclaimed musical Girl from the North Country is now playing at the Theatre Royal

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Featuring reimagined versions of legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan’s songs, the critically acclaimed musical is playing at the recently renovated Theatre Royal and features classics like Slow Train Coming and Like a Rolling Stone.

10. Check out Sydney’s Festival’s exciting event line-up for 2022

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Sydney Festival’s 133-event program this year includes outdoor concerts, epic art installations, musicals and exclusive premiers. There’s something for everyone.

11. A new nautical themed restaurant has opened in the city 

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Jordons Seafood is slinging all your favourite seafood with a fun twist. The waterside venue offers heaps of local and seasonal fare using a charcoal-grill cooking method.

12. Beat the heat with this boozy bottomless banquet in Surry Hills

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Henrietta is offering a premium banquet featuring your favourite Middle Eastern flavours and for an additional $29 per person you can down unlimited rose or beer. Throw in $39 and you can get wine, beer, and Aperol Spritz.

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