Sydney Film Festival
If you’ve missed the cinema, Sydney Film Festival is the perfect way to get back in front of the big screen with a box of popcorn. There are lots of films on each day, including The Traveler at Palace Cinema, Pleasure at Event Cinema or Taming the Garden at State Theatre.
Wednesday 3 November to Sunday 21 November
Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival
Celebrate the return of live music in Sydney at the International Women’s Jazz Festival. Don’t miss Australia’s most influential saxophonist Sandy Evans or the contemporary voices of Visions of Nar at the Sydney Opera House.
Tuesday 2 November to Tuesday 16 November
Private dining at Sydney Aquarium
Fed up of dining at home? Shake things up and enjoy a 3-course meal underwater. Watch fish, turtles and sharks swim around you as you tuck into a delicious food and drinks package.
SEA LIFE Sydney
Until 13 November
Swim in a pool of marshmallows or climb inside a prize claw machine at this new Willy Wonka themed factory in The Rocks. This immersive exhibition is a real sweet treat and you can pay with your Dine & Discover vouchers.
Saturday 6 November to Sunday 16 January 2022
Avalanche with Starcrazy at Frankie's Pizza
Frankie’s Pizza are renowned for their All Excess Saturday nights. Enjoy the freedom of being out again and listening to live music in real life with rock band Avalanche. Get there before 6pm for $1 pizza slices.
Saturday 20 November from 6pm to 11:30pm
This award-winning exhibition has attracted millions of visitors around the world and is now making its debut in Sydney. Expect an epic, multi-sensory outer space experience.
International Convention Centre
Friday 19 November to Thursday 23 December
Explore the life, art and influence of one of the world’s most celebrated artists, Henri Matisse. This free program fills the gallery with colour and energy and you can even decorate your own mural with magnetic patterns – perfect for kids! If you want more, you can see the full Sydney-exclusive Matisse exhibition until March 2022.
Art Gallery NSW
Saturday 23 October to Sunday 3 April 2022
The Kate Wadey Quartet
See one of Australia’s most extraordinary jazz musicians in the beautiful City Recital Hall. Sydney-based Kate Wadey interprets jazz classics with charm and sophistication. Set over lunchtime, why not head to one of the city’s many nearby restaurants for lunch afterwards.
Tuesday 23 November
Picnic in the Park by Terrace on the Domain
Elevate your lockdown picnics with this pre-prepared lunch in one of Sydney’s most beautiful, historic gardens. Your hamper will be full of cured meats, wraps, veggies and cheeses and you can even upgrade your package to include Aperol Spritz cocktails.
Until Tuesday 30 November
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