Cancel your Netflix-and-chill plans for the weekend guys, because we’ve found some epic events in Sydney that are bound to get you up bright and early, making the most of your two golden days off. We’ve got art, we’ve got wine and most importantly we’ve got allll of the food.
Here are 10 things to do in Sydney this weekend!
Peruvian Art Exhibition “Mystical Beings of a Parallel Universe”
Every weekend needs a little bit of culture, and we’ve got your fix with South American art exhibition, Mystical Beings of a Parallel Universe which opens tonight. Peruvian artist Joselito Sabogal’s work has been displayed all over the world and this collection includes the magical use of colours and supernatural fairy-like visions (dreamy, right?). The exhibition showcases 15 pieces and is sure to have you feeling as magical as the art.
What: “Mystical Beings of a Parallel Universe” art exhibition
When:10am – 6pm, 4th – 16th May
Where: Wentworth Galleries, Sofitel Hotel, 61 Phillip Street
Aussie Wine Month
Bust out the chardonnay, because Australia’s favourite month is here! Aussie Wine Month showcases the wines currently defining Australia (needless to say, the goon sack will not be making an appearance). The month-long booze-fest will run across a variety of events, from masterclasses (if you want to make the wine) to good ol’ fashioned tastings (if you just want to drink the wine). Restaurants, bars, retailers, distributors—as well as entire wine regions—will take part, making it probably definitely the best month of the year.
What: Aussie Wine Month
When: 1st – 31st May
Where: Various Locations, Nationwide
Cost: Prices vary depending on event, find out more here
Do your bit for the community this weekend by volunteering at the OzHarvest Market or by simply giving away food you don’t need, like those veggies you were going to eat before you ordered takeout instead #guilty. We promise you’ll feel great about it, because OzHarvest Market’s aim is to make rescued food that would otherwise be thrown out but is still good to eat available to everyone—especially those who need it most.
What: OzHarvest Market
When:10am – 2pm, Monday to Friday, 19th April onwards
Where: 147 Anzac Parade, Kensington
Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
Prepare to be inspired, because the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is unlike any other. It’s one of the most prestigious international film competitions in the world (think Cannes level)—but only takes short film and documentary entries based around the topic of mountain culture, sports and environment—making for some pretty jaw-dropping shots. Only the best of the best make up two hours of thought-provoking, adrenaline-packed videos set to tour Australia, so get your tickets, quick.
What: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour
When: May, June, July
Where: Various locations
Cost: Ticket prices vary, see here for more details
Thursday 4 May
Dinner At Grandma’s
What’s a better cure for cold weather than comfort food? Not much. And, who’s the best ever at cooking comfort food? Grandma. If you can’t convince her to cook for you errryday, Grandma’s at McEvoy has you covered—with OG (original grandma) recipes from around the world ready to warm you from the inside out. The drool-worthy menu is made from grandparents’ recipes from all around the world, and includes classics like spaghetti bolognese and scones with grandma’s jam, as well as international faves Moroccan beef casserole and homemade hummus. From Thursday, they’ll be open for dinner until Sunday, so get on that, guys.
What: Dinner at Grandma’s
When: 5.30pm-10pm, Thursdays through Sundays
Where: Grandma’s at McEvoy, 140-142 McEvoy Street, Alexandria
Cookluck Club Does A Rogue One
May the fourth be with you this Thursday, because 4Pines and Youth Food Movement are teaming up to bring you a dinner like no other. The menu is a surprise, so you’ll have to take a cheeky punt on this one—but they’ll be using entirely community-sourced food. Prepared by top chefs, they’ll teach you how to save food at home, too. Dinner and knowledge bombs? What could be better? We promise you’ll never see your fridge—or ingredients—the same way again.
What: Cookluck Club Does a Rogue One
When: 4th May
Where: BrookvaleTruckbar, 4G, 9-13 Winbourne Road, Brookvale
Friday 5 May
Dine & Dance—The Cinco de Mayo Issue
This weekend is Cinco de Mayo and Darlo Country Club has answered all of your Mexican feast prayers by bringing the festivities over from Mexico, with a one-off night of traditional food, margaritas, tequila and dancing. There’ll be DJ’s from 8:30pm and VIP bottle service booths from 10:30pm and dancing allllllll night long. See you there, senoritas.
What: Dine & Dance
When: 5th May
Where: 235 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Saturday 6 May
Cinco de Mayo At Bario Cellar
If you’ve got plans this Saturday, cancel them because carrying on the Cinco de Mayo party into Saturday is Barrio Cellar. They’ve teamed up with celebrated Mexican Chef Cindy Flores to give your taste buds everything they’ve been craving. There’ll be a live art installation, margarita and tequila tastings and a five-course meal that will ruin you for all other Mexican food. Tickets are limited to 100, so get in quick!
What: Bario Cellar – Cinco de Mayo
When: 6th May
Where: Basement Level, 58 Elizabeth Street, Martin Place
Sunday 7 May
Taste Of Orange
To celebrate Aussie Wine Month, everyone’s favourite harbourside watering hole, the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, is teaming up with Brand Orange to showcase some of the finest wineries from the region. Because everyone needs to lay a bread base, Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel will be serving up some ahhh-mazing food to go with a glass (or five) of wine, along with food stalls in the nearby Robertson Park. There’ll also be masterclasses held at the venue, with special accommodation packages at the hotel. Wine, food, and gorgeous views? We’re in.
What: Taste Orange Food and Wine Festival
When: 11am – 5pm, starting on 7th May
Where: 1 Military Road, Watsons Bay
Cost: Free entry but you can buy your pre-paid tickets here and avoid the queues
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Image credit: Grandma's