Art & Design

10 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Sydney

By Monica Wojnarowska - 23 Mar 2017

Is it just us, or are we living in one giant tropical sauna right about now? Rainy one day, 40 and above the next (maybe we’re exaggerating) but we are o-v-e-r it. So this weekend, after you’ve taken your seventh shower of the day (the struggle is real) and have straightened the last of the humid frizz from your hair, get ready to embrace one hell of a weekend.

We guarantee these 10 awesome things to do will give you all of the sweats, for all the right reasons.

All Weekend

Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour

Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is an absolute Sydney must-do. Whether you’re trying to get adult AF, or just going for the ‘gram (we’ve all been there), treat yo’ self to a bloody good time, sit in awe at the pop-up water stage and extravagant costumes. This year’s production is the oh-so passionate love story of Carmen, and with a pop up dining room, bar and lounge for those really wanting the best of the best, we suggest you book your tickets before they go.

What: Handa Opera On Sydney Harbour
Where: Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquaries Point
When: Nightly from 7:30pm, now until 23rd April
Cost: From $99 + $8.50 transaction fee (get all the deets here)

Thursday 23 March

MAASive Lates

You can’t get more Indiana Jones if you tried. Transport yourself to ancient Egypt at The Powerhouse Museum with the latest instalment of their MAASive Late night series. This week they’re showcasing the best in archaeological findings, technology and surreal telescope viewing of the night sky, all whilst astronomers whisper the ancient sky stories in your ear. They’ve even got your belly sorted with babaganoush, falafels and mezze. Don’t forget to get in early for happy hour! You’ll not only be walking, but talking, interacting and eating like an Egyptian.

What: MAASive Lates – Egyptian Mummies
When: Thursday 23rd March, 6 – 9pm
Where: Powerhouse Museum
Cost: Tickets from $20

Friday 24 March

TWT Creative Precinct Block Party

If you feel like you’re lacking creativity, let’s face it this post summer depression has our brains brewing at an all-time low, then get ready to be inspired AF. TWT is hosting their annual Block Party and it’s just the boost we need. For one night only take a trail through their studios and get amongst the art, performances and demonstrations happening inside. We’re talking 90s video games, a chalk workshop, over age disco and bicycle slide night. Where do we sign up?

What: TWT Creative Precinct Block Party
When: Friday 24th March, 5pm – 10pm
Where: 2/9 Atchison St, St Leonards
Cost: Free

One Wave For Mental Health

There’s nothing like a little salt-water therapy to boost any mood. This Friday One Wave is showing it’s support for all surfers, sufferers and survivors of Mental Health at Bondi and Manly Beach. This phenomenon has taken the world by storm and is one of the best, Fri-yay activities going around, that’s guaranteed to start your weekend off right.

What: Fluro Friday
When: Friday 24th March, 6.30am
Where: Bondi Beach & Manly Beach
Cost: Free

Saturday 25 March

Living Cultures Festival

It seems as though there’s no end to festival season, so keep them coming! Living cultures is here and were all about that #culturedlife so grab anyone and everyone because this festival is for all the ages. Fairfield is embracing their multicultural and diverse community this weekend with contemporary music, art, food demonstrations, and exhibitions from artists currently featured at the museum and gallery.

What: Living Cultures Festival 2017
When: Saturday 25th March, 11am- 2pm
Where: Fairfield City Museum & Gallery, 634 Gallery The Horsley Drive, Smithfield
Cost: Free

Graphic Design Basics Workshop (This event has been cancelled)

Getting back into a new year of work has us feeling a little dusty, especially when you realise it’s actually March. If your resolution was to learn something new and take your adulting up to boss level, this one’s for you. The Fashion Institute has you covered with learning the basics in Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and will help you brush up on everything you need to know from blog to business.

What: Graphic Designs Basics Workshop
When: Saturday 25th March, 10am – 5pm
Where: The Fashion Institute, GF 53 Balfour St, Chippendale
Cost: Free

Earth Hour

Join Leonardo DiCaprio and the rest of the world in being the ultimate human. Now in its tenth year, Earth Hour is your chance to join with like minded legends from across the globe, to do our bit for the environment. So flick off your power, grab a cheeky vino and save the world this weekend.

What: Earth Hour
When: Saturday 25th March, 8.30pm – 9.30pm
Where: Everywhere
Cost: Free

Sunday 26 March

Cockatoo Island Open House

Feel VIP at the MVP of Sydney, because Cockatoo Island is opening up all of its doors this weekend. They’re giving us all a sneak peak of the jaw droppingly restored houses and apartments of the 20th century, and did we mention you can stay here? Bring your toothbrush and stay in some of the oldest and most beautiful heritage listed buildings in Sydney. Located in the heart of Sydney, you know you’re in for a view and a half.

What: Open House at Cockatoo Island 
When: Sunday 26th March, 2pm – 5pm
Where: Cockatoo Island
Cost: Free

Around the World In 80 Dinners @ Long Chim

Being Sydneysiders it’s hard to imagine when our next vacay is (here’s looking at you rent) but thankfully Long Chim is thinking of us and taking us around the world in 80 dinners #blessthem. Journalist and food explorer Joanna Savill will showcase her gastronauts guide, and impart her mouth-watering wisdom as our tastebuds travel through Asia and beyond for one night only.

What: Around the World in 80 Dinners
When: Sunday, 26 March, 12pm
Where: Long Chim (enter via Angel Place), CBD
Cost: From $85 (get all there deets here)

Meet Me In The middle

The Meet Me in the Middle walk is your chance to start (or continue) that active clean lifestyle you’ve always wanted. With 4 starting locations in Sydney, and a very achievable 10km, you may not even be able to escape it. Some of your favourite foodie locales will also take part in the day, with some of the trails even ending at Barangaroo Reserve. Guys, life is all about balance after all.

What: Meet Me In The Middle Walk
When: Sunday 26th March, from 10am Where: North - Waverton Park, Waverton, South - Sydney Park, St Peters, East - Steyne Park, Double Bay, West - Timbrell Park, Five Dock
Cost: Tickets from $60

Thinking of staying in? Here are 10 TV Shows You Should Be Bingeing On Right Now.

Long Chim | Image credit: Nikki To 

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