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10 Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Weekend

By Lucy King - 19 May 2016

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We are so lucky to live in a beautiful city that weekend after weekend serves up a delicious platter of events to celebrate the simple fact that it’s the weekend. Due to this, Sydneysiders are pretty much professionals when it comes to having a good time, and quite frankly we couldn’t be more proud of you guys. Celebrating is in our culture, and we’ve managed to rustle up a whole array of reasons to get your celebratation on this weekend in Sydney.


Icebergs X Full Moon Crab dinner

Looking for that first reason to celebrate? Well, as always, we’ve got you covered. This Thursday, the iconic, and most importantly always beautiful, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar are celebrating the Full Moon with the return of one of our favourite events, the Icebergs X Full Moon Crab Dinner. Executive Chef, Monty Koludrovic will showcase the best of Australian seafood over two courses, all under the presence of a stunning full moon. Sign us up!

What: Icebergs X Full Moon Crab Dinner
Where: Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, 1 Notts Avenue Bondi Beach 
When: Thursday 18th August from 6-9pm
Cost: Book online for $70pp, plus booking fee

Andrew Caillard Wine Dinner

Let’s be honest, we celebrate our love and appreciation for fine wine every weekend, so when we find out we have yet another wine fuelled celebration, (be still our beating hearts) we can barely contain our excitement. This Thursday, award winning winemaker Andrew Caillard will be sharing stories from his years as a wine industry leader and giving all of us the exclusive opportunity to purchase vintage bottles of the good stuff  complete with limited edition artworks. It’s wine and an art show all in one, celebrated with three courses of deliciousness at Bentley Restaurant and Bar, cheers to that.

What: Andrew Caillard Wine Dinner 
Where: Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Sydney 
When: Thursday 18th August, from 7pm
Cost: $175pp 


Brewristas by Night 

And they’re back! Well, for four weeks. Brewristas by Night returns to plate up an exclusive family feast that has your name written all over it. Once the sun goes down, a juicy lamb on the spit meets mouthwatering tapas and salads to create your feast. There’s also a coffee inspired cocktail menu to wrap those lips around. Available for four weeks only, the cocktail menu includes the likes of a Panama cold drip Martini and even a Syphon Mulled Wine, making this feast even more tasty. Spaces are limited and tickets are for one seating, per night. 

What: Brewristas by Night 
Where: 73 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe 
When: Friday and Saturday nights only (4 weeks) starting Friday 19th August from 7pm
Cost: $31.74 per ticket, which gets your a seat, lamb spit roast, greens and salads

Kensington Street Social’s Campari Tonic Trolley 

Okay so the rest of your August is officially booked. Kensington Street Social now has its very own Campari tonic Trolley, available for everyone’s pleasure for the month of August. This friends is the closest thing to magic you will find this weekend, serving up Campari and tonic, but most importantly an array (oh yes, choice) of Negronis, all designed for either your entree, your main or your dessert, we’ll just take all three, plus the Campari and tonic for good measure. 

What: Kensington Street Social’s Campari Tonic Trolley 
Where: Kensington Street Social, Chippendale 
When: Live for the month of August    
Cost:  Campari Tonic’s from $8, Negroni’s from $16 


Forresters Food Olympics

Things may be looking a little rocky in Rio with eyebrows being raised left, right and centre, but thankfully everything is on track for our favourite Olympics in the history of forever. The Forresters’ Food Olympics takes place over one glorious day and has all the stomachs of Sydney focused and at the ready. Stretching is encouraged before engaging in tasty events such as baguette javelin, pizza discus, relay eating and bottle tipping, with victory is so close we can almost taste it (see what we did there?). Grab your crew and a dose of healthy competition because this Saturday, it’s on. 

What: Forresters ‘Food Olympics’
Where: The Forresters, corner of Foveaux and Riley St, Surry Hills
When: Saturday 20th August from 4pm
Cost: Entry is free

Bimbadgen Pop-up Cellar Door

InterContinental Sydney is partnering with Bimbadgen to bring us the iconic hotel’s first Pop-up Cellar door. Not your average pop-up, Bimbadgen is an award winning winery and vineyard from the Hunter Valley, pouring the ultimate tasting event for the month of August and September. This one-of-a-kind pop-up is the perfect excuse to get all dressed up and enjoy some award winning wine in a stunning Sydney venue. 

What: Bimbadgen Pop-up Cellar Door 
Where: InterContinental Sydney’s Lobby Gallery  
When: Open now until 30 September 


Brewery Yard Markets 

Who doesn’t love Sunday? Especially when the sun is out, you don’t need to be anywhere in a hurry and you can take it nice and easy. This Sunday, whether you’re a city slicker, explorer, market trawler, trendsetter or if you’re quite simply just stoked that it’s Sunday, head to The Brewery Yard Markets in Chippendale. With curated finds that are perfect for everyone, and only the best or the best when it comes to stallholders, checkout everything from produce to fashion,  and more all conveniently located less than 5 minutes from Sydney’s Central Train Station, which by anyone’s measurements is a mere stroll, or perhaps an urban hike, to all the shopping pleasure you could poke your hard earned coin at.

What: Brewery Yard Markets
Where: Central Park, Chippendale (opposite UTS)
When: Sunday 21st August 10am-4pm
Cost: Entry is free

The Italian Wine + Food Festival

They say Italians do it better and we couldn’t agree more when it comes to deliciously hearty food, not to mention delicious wine. The Italian Wine and Food Festival returns to Sydney’s Town Hall and we are more than ready. It’s a celebration of all things Italian, from pizza making, wine tasting, Negroni Bars, Italian coffee, plus multiple workshops and master classes, all of which will have you feeling a touch more. Don’t forget to greet them with a kiss on each cheek, ciao! 
What: The Italian Wine + Food Festival 
Where: Sydney Town Hall
When: Saturday 21st August, 11am-9pm 
Cost: All day pass $90pp, multiple ticket types available  

Barangaroo Reserve’s First Birthday Party

It’s officially been one year since Sydney was first introduced to Barangaroo Reserve, the award-winning headland park on land that was previously closed to the public for more than 100 years. And such an important birthday deserves equals one big celebration. Free to the public, this family-friendly event will include a range of entertainment and activities from 10am-3pm, and also coincide with Sculpture at Barangaroo’s last day. You can pack a picnic, or choose from an impressive selection of food and beverages for purchase. Now for dessert, since it is Barangaroo Reserve’s birthday, there will be free cake, 3000 free birthday cupcakes to be exact. It’s first come first served, so we’ll see you there nice and early.

What: Barangaroo Reserve’s First Birthday Party
Where: Barangaroo Reserve
When: Sunday 21st August, 10am-3pm 
Cost: Entry is free

Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House

Secure your ticket’s people because this Sunday you’re going to be a part of the most swinging event of the year. We’re celebrating all things 1950s with the Fifties Fair back in town this Sunday at the iconic Rose Seidler House for it’s 21st year. Grab your mates for a day of vintage fun where you can get your hair styled, shop for authentic vintage wares, enjoy live music and dancing and of course, tuck in to some gourmet food. Ticket’s are selling out fast due to the unique nature of this swinging event so be fast and come dressed for the part because there are prizes to be won. 

What: Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House
Where: Rose Seidler House, 71 Clissold Road Wahroonga 
When: Sunday 21st August, 10am-4pm
Cost: Bookings essential, $39pp Adults 

Image Credit: Kensington Street Social

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