Cheers to another short week, Sydney #blessed. So, why not celebrate, get out of the house and really make the most of it. After all, an extra day off means an extra day to ahem, recover, from any over indulging you may choose to partake in.
There’s so much going on around Sydney at the moment that you’re really spoilt for choice. From comedy shows to musical bingo and all you can eat crustaceans, here are 10 awesome things to do in Sydney this weekend.
Sydney Comedy Festival
It’s time to roll out the red carpet because our favourite comedians are back in town. That’s right, the Sydney Comedy Festival is back to provide guaranteed LOLs (and we’re talking for real, not the fake hahas you text your BFF). There’s so much to see with acts from International favourites like Jason Byre and Ross Noble, to local legends like Kitty Flanagan and Cal Wilson. Nab yourself and your crew tickets right here.
When: Thursday 26 – Sunday 29 April
Where: Various locations around the City
Catmosphere Cat Cinema
If you’ve ever needed an excuse to curl up on a bean bag with a bunch of rescue cats, now you have one. This weekend Sydney’s favourite cat café, Catmosphere is launching a cat cinema. Showing an array of classic films starting with Frankenstein, your ticket will get you a caramel popcorn milkshake, light refreshments and 2 hours with their adorable cuddly felines. Sound to good to miss? Treat pawself here—geddit?
When: Saturday 28 April – Sunday 29 April
Thursday 26 April
Darlo Musical Bingo
It’s bingo but not as you know it. This Thursday, the Darlo is putting all your music knowledge to the test, with a twist on our old school favourite. How does it work? Well for starters they’ve ditched the wheel. Instead, they’ll play snippets of your favourite tune and much like Shazam you’ll have to figure out the song to cross it off your board. With plenty of prizes (and free beer every time you complete a line), it’s the perfect excuse to round up the gang for a night out. Want more details, head on here to check it out.
When: Thursday 26 April 7pm
Where: Darlo Bar
Friday 27 April
THE DOLPHIN X THE SLOW – Delfino Aperitivo & After-party
For one night only, The Dolphin x The Slow are bringing all the Bali vibes to Sydney with their Delfino Aperitivo & After Party. Focusing on ingredient based food with an island accent, Shannon Moran will showcase dishes that feature bold and exotic flavours. You can try the Canggu fried cauliflowers or Tokyo hummus, while admiring art by China Heights and listening to sounds by L.A’s favourite Reverberation radio. Keen to know more? Thought so. All the deets can be found here.
When: Friday 27 April 6pm – 12am
Where: The Wine Room, The Dolphin Hotel
Cost: Free Entry
Empower Into The Night
Embrace your inner dance goddess and let loose at The Smith Family’s ‘Empower Into the Night’. Raising money to help disadvantaged young Australians, this event is a celebration of self-empowerment. So, deck yourself out in glow in the dark paint and dance the stress of the week away to all your favourite tunes for a good cause. Don’t forget to book your tickets, they can be found here.
When: Friday April 27 7pm – 9:30pm
Where: 33 Foster St, Surry Hills
Watercolour & Wine
Is there a better way to end a long week than by unleashing your creativity with a glass of wine in hand? Yeah, we didn’t think so. This weekend kick back and relax at Work Shop’s Watercolour and Wine night. During their two-hour workshop, you’ll learn all the practical skills and techniques to create your own stunning watercolour painting. Don’t worry if you aren’t the next Monet, this class is aimed at complete beginners and those with limited drawing and painting experience. Head over here to book your place.
When: Friday 27 April 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday 28 April
Poor Toms Gin Hall Opening Sizzle
It’s been a long time coming but the wait is finally over. Poor Tom’s Gin Hall is having its official opening and we couldn’t be more excited. Gone are the days of the garbage bin gin raves, this place just got fancy. To kick off their launch, they’re doing $6 G&Ts and $12 martinis (which, ICYMI is cheap AF). As well as a sausage sizzle and DJ beats to keep you entertained throughout the night. Look no further for all the deets.
When: Saturday 28 April 12pm – 10pm
Where: Poor Toms Gin
Cost: Free entry
Sunday 29 April
Intimate Voice by Sydney Symphony
Seeking a more mellow end to the weekend? Welcome, friends. The Sydney Symphony Orchestra is putting on a showcase of the country’s best young musicians, with an afternoon dedicated to chamber music. We should mentioned that each ticket comes with a complimentary cider (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for you to enjoy #bonus. Head on here to get your tickets now.
When: Sunday 29 April 3pm
Where: Lennox Theatre
Cost: From $34
House of Crabs – Endless Bags
It’s time to round up the crew and head on over to House of Crabs for their monthly Crab feast. Choose from either a lunch or dinner setting, and rock up for two hours of all you can eat crustacean. With everything from mud crab to mussels, and a range of delish sides including fries, popcorn and brownies, there’s no way you’ll go home hungry. Word of advice: don’t wear your finest clothes. If you’re serious about this, it’s gonna get hella messy. Tickets are here for the booking.
When: Sunday 29 April 12:30pm – 8:30 pm
Where: House of Crabs
The Hardtofind Mother’s Day Market
Still searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Head on down to The Hardtofind Mother’s Day Market this Sunday to pick up something that’s just as unique as the ultimate VIP. With loads of stalls to browse, and everything from jewellery to homewares and food (is it even a market without food stalls?), you’ll definitely find something to prove to Mum that she’s still your no 1. Want to know more? Head on over here for deets
When: Sunday 29 April 10am – 4pm
Where: The Entertainment Quarter
Cost: Free Entry
Autumn Menu @ Butcher And The Farmer
Whether you like it or not, winter is coming. If you’re anything like us (and you love stuffing yourself with seasonal eats), this means you only have two months to make your way through the entiiiiire autumn menu at Butcher and the Farmer. Full to brim with all things fresh and delicious, whether you order the slow cooked duck leg (with braised puy lentils, duck sausage and toasted breadcrumbs) or free-range pork cutlet, your taste buds will thank you. Book yourself a seat here now.
Where: Butcher And The Farmer
When: Now until Winter
Cost: Depends how much you want to eat
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