The bunny has been and gone but it seems as though chocolate and regret is forever. Luckily we’re #blessed with another consecutive four-day week and that means spirits are (sugar) high and we’re buzzing for these 11 epic things happening in Sydney this weekend.
Share the Dignity Drive
Get on board a good cause and join Share The Dignity in their sanitary drive happening this month. With 44% of the Australian homeless population being women, supplies are low and demand is high for the month-to-month visitor. Share The Dignity have set up several collection points throughout Sydney, for anyone to donate the sanitary items we take for granted. This cause has also brought about the #pinkboxes vending machines, that supply these necessities free to all women. Collection points can be found here.
What: Share the Dignity Drive
When: Month of April
Where: Various location points
Spanish Film Festival
Channel your inner red dress dancing emoji and flamingo dance your way into Palace Cinemas for the annual Spanish Film Festival. With the uber Spanish Miguel Maestre hosting the event, you’ll be saying ci to all the food, drinks and flicks on offer at the festival, with special events featured each night. Kicking off with the sultry film Kiki Love to Love, it sets the scene for the sexy Spanish festival, so you know you’re in for some suave flicks.
What: 20th Spanish Film Festival
When: Tuesday 18 April – Sunday 7 May
Where: Palace Cinemas, 99 Norton St Paddington
Cost: Tickets from $13
Precinct 75 Design Pop-Up
If you’re needing a creative pick me up (don’t we always), Precinct 75 is your pop up to pop into this weekend. From art to accessories, interiors to beauty, there is no way you’ll be going home empty handed. This creative precinct is housing some of Australia’s most sought-after designers like Bondi Wash products, Design Twins home wares, The Horse leather goods and stylist and author Jason Grant making an appearance. Not hinting or anything…but just thought we’d remind you Mother’s Day is mere weeks away…You’re welcome.
What: Precinct 75 Design Pop-Up
When: Thursday 20 April – Saturday 22 April
Where: 75 Mary St, St Peters
Kinky Boots The Musical
Kick up your heels (literally) and put those years of karaoke and SingStar to good use at Kinky Boots the Musical. If you haven’t heard of Kinky Boots, then chances are, you’ve been living under a rock. But, we are sure you have heard of (and definitely sung to) some classic Cindy Lauper, who has written all the music and lyrics, which means you’ know you’re onto a good thing. Warm up those vocal cords and get your tickets because it’s gonna be a good time—after all, girls just want to have fun.
What: Kinky Boots The Musical
When: From Wednesday 12 April
Where: Capitol Theatre, 13 Campbells St, Haymarket
Cost: Varies, tickets here
Thursday 20 April
Casoni x Adam Wolfers Pop-up
With the weekend that just was, we know you’ve got room for an epic feed with the new menu at Casoni. Head chef Adam Wolfer of Yellow, is taking over for a month-long pop up menu and boy is it good. With seasonal produce being the highlight, Adam is mixing it up by adding his Jewish flare to the menu. You’ll see dishes like leeks cooked in paperbark, blood pudding with pickled muntries and chargrilled chuck rib kohlrabi spaghettini with sunflower. This cultured menu is not sticking around for long so get it while it’s hot.
What: Casoni x Adam Wolfers Pop-up
When: 19th April-14th May, Wednesday – Sunday
Where: Casoni., 371-373 Bourke St Darlinghurst Sydney 2010
Friday 21 April
The Grounds Celebrates 5 Years
Happy birthday to one of our favourite brunch spots! The Grounds is celebrating the big 5 by doing what they do best—feeding and entertaining us #grateful. We don’t have to tell you this is a birthday bash not to be missed but, just in case you need to move some plans around, wood-fired pizzas, DJs and the always excitable cocktails are well worth it.
What: The Grounds of Alexandria 5th Anniversary
When: 7pm until late, Friday 21 April
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria, 7a/2 Huntley St Alexandria NSW 2015
Cost: Free entry
Saturday 22 April
Operation Dagger x PS40
One of the world’s best bars is coming to Sydney so if you’re partial to a few cheeky cocktails (who isn’t?), then this one’s for you. For one night only this weekend, Operation Dagger—aka Singapore’s top-secret cocktail bar—will be taking over PS40 and all we know so far is that ingredients like naturally fermented cabbage wine, bee pollen and vanilla straws will be thrown into the mix, all by Aussie-born cocktail wizard, Luke Whearty. You can find all of the details here.
What: Operation Dagger x PS40
When: Saturday 22 April, 4pm - 10pm
Cost: Free entry
Discover Earth Day
Greenies unite this weekend at Discovery Markets. You know we love a good market and this one doesn’t fall short. With all the green goodness of sustainable products, organic foods, a book exchange and nature walks around Tempe House, getting back to nature has never been (or tasted) so good.
What: Earth Day at Discover Markets
When: 9am – 3pm
Where: 8 Brodie Spark Drive, Wolli Creek
Cost: Free entry
Sunday 23 April
Hold onto your corkscrews because the Hunter Valley is coming to Avalon. We repeat the Hunter is coming to Avalon. We’re trying to contain our excitement but it’s too damn difficult when the likes of Peterson House, Ironbark, Tulloch mixed with the produce from Pukara Estate, Hunter Valley Cheese Company and Pizzico are right on our shores. With the wines of Hunter and the breeze of the beach, this is the ultimate combo for your Sunday. Don’t forget your tickets!
What: Uncorked Avalon
When: 10:30am – 5pm, Sunday 23 April
Where: The Village Green at Dunbar Park
Cost: Tickets from $29. Book tickets here
Bottomless Brunch at MOJO
Imagine a five-course brunch, resident DJs, bottomless sparkling and mimosa’s… well you don’t have to, because it’s all happening this weekend at MOJO’s. Grab a brunch of friends and have a brunch of fun (alright we’ll stop) and get snacking on the seasonal menu that’ll easily be the highlight of your weekend. Oh, did we mention Black Star Pastry, N2 Extreme Gelato and Baked desserts will be there? Now THIS is brunch.
What: Bottomless Brunch at MOJO
When: 10am – 3pm
Where: MOJO 8 Danks St, Waterloo
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