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10 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend

By Jessica Best - 21 Apr 2016

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Oh Sydney. You glorious city you. As another weekend rolls in you still bear many things for us to conquer—like the amazing trick of pairing wine and cheese together to impress our friends, the ability to tango at an Argentinian festival without spilling a hearty glass of red or the power to wake up before the sun on a Saturday morning to face the yoga gods for a wonderful cause. Challenge accepted!

Thursday 21st

The Cheese and Wine Matcher at The Tasting Glass

There’s no better place to expand your cheese and wine matching skill set (a skill set proven to win you more friends) than at Sydney’s The Tasting Glass down at The Rocks. You’ll be in the safe hands of wine writer Andrew Graham who’ll spill the greatest secrets on how to match international cheese and wine the right way… every time. So get on down to save yourselves from making some terrible cheese and wine related mistakes (although when there’s wine and cheese involved, is there ever a mistake?).

Where: Top Floor Function Room at Appetito Restaurant 
When: Thursday 21st April, 7pm – 9pm
Cost: $75

Open Rant Night

Who doesn’t love a good rant? At The Urban List, we could rant forever… about Mondays, slow wifi (ugh) and exorbitant coffee prices putting us in some serious debt (double ugh). Luckily for us, Open Rant Night has come about and is the perfect place to filter all these frustrations! Either join the noise and give a rant for a good two minutes or just come and listen to those first world problems you’re all too familiar with. 

Where: Darlie Laundromatic, Darlinghurst 
When: Thursday 21st April, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Cost: Free entry

Friday 22nd


To celebrate the opening of their new location in the Pitt Street Mall, the legends at PappaRich Express will be giving away FREE lunchtime nasi lemaks to their first 50 customers. To be in with a shot you’d best get down there from 11:30am, we suspect there’ll be long lines for this one!

Where: PappaRich Express, LP04 Sydney Central Plaza, Westfield Sydney, Corner of Pitt Street Mall & Market Street, Sydney
When: Friday 22nd April from 11:30am
Cost: Free!

Church Pop-Up Dance Floor at Eleven

Call yourself a dancing disciple? Or perhaps god of the grind? Church is the new nightlife experience at Eleven nightclub on Oxford Street putting an end to nights in purgatory with a heaven for your senses! Pumping out old school hip hop and R&B between 9pm and 3am, you and your mates could be the next trinitarians of the mighty twerk. Amen!

Where: Eleven Nightclub, Darlinghurst
When: Friday 22nd April from 10pm
Cost: $10 cover, free cocktail if you arrive before 11am

Saturday 23rd

Sydney Apple Store Earth Day

Ever wondered how these Instafamous glams perfected the gram? Well grab your iPhones and iPads, this Saturday afternoon Apple on George Street is taking out a group of keen photographers to teach them all about what makes the perfect snap. You’ll get to walk around Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden testing out lenses, tripods and accessories and even learn pro techniques for capturing the best angles! 

Where: Apple Store on George Street
When: Saturday 23rd April from 1:30pm
Cost: Free

Malbec World Day

Hola Sydney! So you might be a bit shaky in the coordination and rhythm department but it’s time to tango your way around with a full-bodied red in one hand and a half eaten empanada in the other—the Malbec World Day festival has hit our shores! The festival will kick off at the Cell Block Theatre in the National Art School, with a live tango, tonnes of traditional Argentinian food, wine and beer. Now there’s no way we can shake it like the Argentinians but lets just say after a Malbec or two… we’ll be well on our way.

Where: Cell Block Theatre
When: Saturday 23rd April from 1pm – 6pm
Cost: $50. Tickets have sold out, but add yourself to the waitlist for your chance to attend.

Changing Of the Moon Yoga Event Bondi

You’ll want to be an early riser for this one, Sydney! Start your weekend off with a once in a lifetime yoga sesh impossible to have anywhere else. Beach Flow Bondi has partnered with industry leaders such as Lululemon, One Wave and Generosity Water to put on a one hour yoga class held first thing in the morning. There’s a $5 donation that goes toward raising awareness about mental health and suicide prevention along with the picturesque setting of the sun rising and full moon still in the sky. The class will start at 7am and will be instructed by the one and only Persia Juliet.

Where: Bondi Beach on the sands in the middle of the beach.
When: Saturday 23rd April from 7am
Cost: $5 donation (100% of the profits will go to One Wave)

Staghorn workshop at Funkis 

It’s time to get your hands dirty Sydney, Staghorn Superbum workshops are here. Don’t know what we’re on about? Read on. If you’re keen to transform your work space, business or just need a touch of colour in your bedroom, the aesthetically simple Staghorn plant is for you. Be your own innovative horticulturalist and design your very own hanging wall design with this gem of a plant at the Staghorn workshop at Funkis. You’ll get a Staghorn, backing board, moss, plus all the handy tools required to make this tiny oasis. Plus, you’ll learn about the plant and the basics of mounting them, care instructions and a ready-to-hang Staghorn fit to gift to a friend… but let’s face it, these decor beauties are too cute to give away!

Where: Funkis, Paddington
When: Saturday 23rd April, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $85

Sunday 24th

Local Knowledge #3 at Rooftop Dojo

Damn Sydney… back at it again with the cold weather. As much as we love summer, we’re ready to break out the autumn jackets and constant hot chocolates to warm our souls! But, the summer vibes aren’t quite over yet… behold, the closing party of the sunny season and third instalment of Local Knowledge at Daniel San’s Rooftop Dojo. If you’ve attended any of their other parties, you’ll know you’re in for right treat so save the date and get ready for the sounds of an epic line up with Jimmi Walker, Scotty Doesn’t Know, Two Much and High Beam! Entry is free, just make sure you email your RSVP here. Oh, and with a public holiday on Monday, there’s no reason not to party into the wee hours (just make sure you fill your belly downstairs at Daniel San).

Where: Daniel San, Manly
When: Sunday 2th April from 3pm
Cost: Free entry

David Attenborough’s Virtual Reality Experiences

After selling out in London, you’d be crazy to miss out on David Attenborough’s virtual reality experience. Using the latest technology, this wildlife legend has created a documentary series on ancient oceans, with real-world footage that takes you on a virtual reality tour with darting fish and extinct sea creatures. There’s two amazing journeys to choose from; the First Life Experience and Great Barrier Reef Dive Experience. Of course, you can always do what we did… choose both!

Where: Australian Museum
When: 8th April – 5th May
Cost: From $12.23. Get your tickets early as they are selling out fast. Tickets for this weekend have sold out, so book ahead for next week!

Image credit: Staghorn

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