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10 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Sydney

By Amy McCann - 07 Jul 2016

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We know the temptation to curl up with a mug of hot Milo and a good Netflix session is strong. If these events aren't enough to get you out of the house this week, nothing will. Take a break from the hibernation and check out what’s on in Sydney this weekend.

Thursday 7th

Veuve Clicquot Dinner At Saké

There is nothing we love more than a good glass of bubbles on a warm sunny day with a nice long brunch… Alas, Sydney is lacking in the warmth department at the moment, but Veuve Clicquot are still bringing the bubbly goodness so we can reminisce on the warmer days. The Veuve wine specialist, MJ van Vuuren is hosting a dinner at Saké Double Bay to take you through the history and heritage of Champagne. A five-course dinner with paired with the finest drops will leave you feeling just a little giddy with excitement (we promise it’s just the excitement).

What: Veuve Clicquot Dinner at Saké
When: Thursday July 7th, 6:30pm
Where: Saké Double Bay
Cost: $250 includes five-courses with matching Clicquot Champagne. Book here.

Capital Brewing’s Local Taphouse Takeover

Capital Brewing are bringing the best of their brews to the Local Taphouse for you to enjoy this Thursday! They’re taking control of the bar and will have their craft Coast Ale, Trail Pale Ale, Evil Eye Red IPA and First Tracks Stout on tap for you to work your way through. Head Brewer Wade Hurley will be in house to share his knowledge of all things beer with the enthusiasts.

What: Capital Brewing Takeover at The Local Taphouse
When: Thursday July 7th, from 6:00pm
Where: The Local Taphouse, Darlinghurst

Brash Higgins Dinner At The Tilbury Hotel

In these cold and unfamiliar times (we’re Sydneysiders! We’re not used to this chill!) there is something that keeps us going, and that's a good ol’ glass of wine. The Tilbury are hosting Brad Hickey, the talent behind Brash Higgins Wine Co. to bring you a night of wining and dining. Showcasing four hearty reds and fresh, crisp whites over three incredible courses, this evening is sure to delight you inside and out.

What: Brash Higgins Wine and Dine
When: Thursday July 7th, 7:00pm
Where: The Tilbury, Woolloomoolooo
Cost: $85. Book here.

Friday 8th

Comedy After Hours At The Oxford Circus

Lockout Laws be damned, The Oxford Circus are Keeping Sydney Open with their Comedy After Hours nights. Kicking off at midnight every Friday night, Mug and Kettle Comedy are bringing the best laughs Sydney has to offer to everyone and anyone (except you Mike Baird, you’re not invited) who needs a good LOL after a long week at work. Trust me, there's nothing good on TV—this is way better than staying in.

What: Comedy After Hours
When: Friday July 8th, 11:30pm entry
Where: The Oxford Circus, Darlinghurst
Cost: $5.
Book here. 

Pared Eyewear’s Sample Sale

While it may seem a long while off, summer is coming back... eventually. So why not use this lull in the sunshine to pick yourself up some new sunnies at low, low prices? Pared Eyewear have some of the best around and are having a sale of all old samples, stock and never released styles. Whether you’re picking up new shades for Splendour or just thinking ahead to the sunnier times, this is one sale you should not miss out on.

What: Pared Eyewear Sample Sale
When: Friday July 8th, 11am - 7pm | Saturday July 9th, 11am - 6pm
Where: Lost Space Gallery, 48 Little Oxford Street, Taylor Square

Winter Festival

It’s back! The festival that has you reminiscing about that winter you spent in Europe. Winter Festival is back in the St Mary’s Cathedral Courtyard and is bringing its ice skating rink back with it. If your balance isn’t up to scratch after a long week at work, the Live Music and DJs is enough reason to get out the coat and gloves and make the trip into the city. Plus, we heard there might be some Saint Bernards (those huge gorgeous fluffy dogs that everyone loves) visiting (that alone is enough to get us there).

What: Winter Festival
When: Now until July 17th
Where: St Marys Cathedral Courtyard
How Much: Free to enter! Ice Skating costs extra and you can get your tickets here.

Saturday 9th

Attic Party At Brewtown Newtown

Brewtown Newtown is pretty much an inner west institution now. What would a trip to Newtown be without a stop off at this café in Newtown for their famous Brewnuts? This week the local faves are stepping up their game, hosting their first ever Attic Party. Live Music by DJ Josh Leenars is enough to get us down there alone, but with walking, talking coffee encyclopaedia Chris Bonney doing FREE (now that got you excited) public cuppings at 11am and 2pm and, for the first time outside of Paris, the entire Etat Libre d’Orange Perfume range on display, this is one party you shouldn’t miss.

What: Attic Party at Brewtown Newtown
When: Saturday July 9th, 11am - 4pm
Where: Brewtown Newtown

Check Out A Pop-up Mushroom Farm

Central Park have had quite a few cool pop-ups in their gallery space, but a mushroom farm wasn't one we expected any time soon. That’s not to say that the Fungimental pop-up farm isn’t one of the coolest things we’ve ever seen though. Get an introduction into fungi and all the amazing things that you didn’t know your humble mushroom was capable of. Learn about the waste from your morning coffee fix is used to help grow these delicious delights and if you manage to get into one of the workshops you’ll even get a grow-your-own kit to take home!

What: Fungimental Pop-Up Mushroom Farm
When: Now!
Where: Central Park Mall

Sunday 10th

Urban Yoga’s (Not Your Average) Meditation Workshop

Join Urban Yoga’s resident zen master Pat to release your inhibitions. Urban Yoga are here to help you de-stress and find some inner peace this Sunday. The meditation workshop combines yoga breathing techniques, guided relaxation and meditation practices to bring you the best two hours of your week. So whether you're a regular yogi (not the bear) or a newbie to the game, this is the spot to forget about all your worries for just a bit.

What: (Not Your Average) Meditation Workshop
When: Sunday July 10th, 12:30pm
Where: Urban Yoga, Surry Hills
Cost: $40. Book here.

TOMS Pop-Up At Bondi Junction

TOMS are known for having a pretty cool philosophy when it comes to the way they run their business. For every pair of TOMS you add to your wardrobe, a child in a disadvantaged area will get a new pair of shoes. It’s called their One for One Philosophy, and it’s totally something we can get behind. The TOMS Pop-Up in Westfield Bondi Junction is manned by volunteers from the Holdsworth Community who are passionate about making a difference locally. Pick up a new pair of shoes and all retail profits are going to providing services and support for children and adults living with disabilities across the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

What: TOMS Pop-Up Shop
When: Now until August 7th
Where: Westfield Bondi Junction

Looking for more things to do in Sydney? Here are some free events happening in July.

Image credit: Federica Portentoso at Urban Yoga

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