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12 Events You Need To Check Out This Weekend

By Jessica Best
5th May 2016

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Rest up guys, here’s to a weekend like no other. Sometimes the list of ‘things-to-do’ just gets a bit much… but who are we kidding? When the list contains wine blending, comedy, a mobile bar service and Mother’s Day hacks for you last minute gift-givers, there’s no way we can say no.

So, read on, here’s what’s on in Sydney this weekend.

Thursday 5th May

Aussie Wine Month

It’s Aussie Wine Month and there is So. Much. To. Do.  From simple wine tastings to epic feasts and everything in between, there is something for absolutely everyone this month! Check out all the events you shouldn’t miss here.

Where: Various Locations
When: All May!
For more information click here

Wine blending session at The Oaks

Okay, so not everyone was blessed with the skills to make themselves the ultimate wine connoisseur (but we were definitely blessed with the skills to drink it). Lucky for you, St Halletts are hosting wine blending sessions at The Oaks Hotel on Thursday nights in May, giving you and your friends the chance to blend your own wine! St Halletts will bring in four Shiraz samples (did someone say wine tasting?) from different vineyards in the Barossa and you’ll get the low down from Australia’s best winemakers on how to build the perfect blend and even get to choose a name for your very own creation—that’s something to boast about! Get in quick because there’s limited spots available. Oh, and there will be a selection of delicious pizzas to pair with your wine… we are so there.

What: St Hallets Blending Sessions
Where: The Oaks Hotel, Neutral Bay
When: Every Thursday in May from 6:30pm
Cost: $20 per person

Thursday Night Live at Pelicano

Wet your pants this Thursday (stay with us) for a night of well deserved hard laughter, the launch of Thursday Night Live comedy nights will kick off at the prestigious Pelicano in Double Bay. Headline acts include Merrick Watts and Emcee Mikey Robins alongside a stellar line up of some of the best local and international comedians around. Stand up comedy nights will take place at the venue weekly in conjunction with The Laugh Stand and will offer both dining and theatre style viewing. Make sure you’re in on the joke and book your tickets now!

What: Thursday Night Live
Where: Pelicano, Double Bay
When: Thursday 5th May (and every Thursday after)
Cost: $20 per person

Get trolley’d at the Gretz

Start your weekend early, the boys from Trolley’d (Sydney’s first fully sustainable mobile bar service), will be taking over The Gretz in Enmore. Chris and Byron will roll on in with their Ansett Australia Trolleys, ready to serve up organic ingredients and quality cocktails with a slightly upmarket twist; think oysters and finger lime with gin and smoked trout with white rye. Sound cool? Tickets are already on sale and include three cocktails and food to match plus a few stories from the boys themselves!

What: Trolley’d comes to The Gretz
Where: The Gretz, Enmore
When: Thursday 5th May
Cost: $45 per person

Visit Fiona White’s ‘Juxtapose’ exhibition at Kensington Street

Get a slice of absurdity this Thursday night with the opening of Sydney-based and self-taught artist Fiona White. Her art and witty critique of human condition is an absolute must-see with a playful exhibition of whimsical narratives and paradoxical worlds and characters that has drawn international appraisal. 

What: Fiona White’s ‘Juxtapose’ exhibition
Where: Kensington Contemporary, 32 – 34 Kensington Street, Chippendale
When: Thursday 5th May 6-8pm
Cost: Free

Friday 6th of May

Burgers and Beats #2

Burgers and beats… need we say more? It’s pretty simple really—Eat burgers, drink beers and listen to beats. Join GoodTime Burgers, Belfield on Botany and The Milk Bar Cafe Ish at the Workshop Sydney for their second instalment of Sydney’s newest Fri-yay party! Enjoy exclusive juicy burgers, fries, shakes and craft brews with your best mates in an awesome warehouse space against a backdrop of great tunes. Grab your tickets now for an incredible night of munchies and music.

What: Burgers and Beats #2
Where: Workshop Sydney, Redfern
When: Friday 6th May from 6pm
Cost: $10 per person

Cosette Mother’s Day Sale

If you’re keen to stay your Mum’s numero uno this year, listen up, we have a little something for you. Lavish Mum with a little luxury this Mother’s Day by jumping online to Cosette. There will be discounts on brands such as Tom Ford, Givenchy, Gucci and Alexander Wang. Make sure you use the code LUVMOM20 to receive 20% off site wide and JUSTARRIVED for 5% off new deliveries at the checkout for free shipping! And hey, why not buy a cheeky bag for yourself too?

What: Cosette Mother’s Day Sale
Where: Online 
When: 28th April  until 8th May
Cost: As much as you spend!

Saturday 7th May

The Polo International Cup 2016

Want to enjoy yourself on one of Sydney’s iconic beaches, sipping champers whilst watching some solid competition? Bondi Beach Polo Pty Limited is teaming up with the Waverley Council and are proudly presenting (for the first time ever at an Australian capital city), the 2016 Bondi Beach Polo International Cup. There will be twelve elite international polo players, 72 polo ponies, four professional round robin matches and two celebrity matches to watch with drinks, gourmet food stalls, live music, fashion parades, magic arts, celebrity games, competitions and fireworks! There you go, the ultimate fusion of sport, suds and sand.

What: The Polo International Cup
Where: Bondi Beach
When: Saturday 7th May - Sunday 8th May
Cost: $149 per person. Tickets go on sale this Fridaty.

Ladies’ Winter Clothing Exchange at Wayward Brewing Co.

Ever wanted to raid your friend’s wardrobe or wanted to find the perfect vintage or fashion forward garment? Well, the team at Wayward Brewing Co. and The Clothing Exchange are hosting the ultimate wardrobe raid. Partnering up to host a winter clothes swap inside the brewery, you’ll be able to bring in your winter clothes and accessories you no longer wear and trade them with others for a new winter wardrobe with a beer in one hand and a quirky, one-of-a-kind homemade piece in the other! You’ll need to check in your six items at 11:30 and you’ll get to mingle with other swappers before the official raid starts at 12pm!

What: Ladies’ Winter Clothing Exchange
Where: Wayward Brewing Co.
When: Saturday 7th May from 11:30am
Cost: $20 per person

Sunday May 8th

Urban Yoga Mother’s Day Yoga sessions

Say namaste to Mum this Mother’s Day by giving her a multi sensory experience (and join in on the fun too), by bringing her to Urban Yoga in Surry Hills. Offering a unique and progressive yoga experience, they’re offering free classes for mums on their special day! Gentle music, visuals and poses are designed to transport you from the mat and your mind so you can disconnect from the urban world and reconnect with yourself. You’ll be able to bring your Mum in for a free Urban Base class followed up by complimentary Orchard Street tea and scones to cap off the session!

What: Urban Yoga Mother’s Day class
Where: Urban Yoga, Surry Gills
When: Sunday 8th May, 3-4pm
Cost: Free for mums

Vintage Classics at Palace Cinemas

Singin’ In The Rain, The Never Ending Story and The Karate Kid are set to make an appearance alongside others this Sunday afternoon (starting 3pm) at the Palace Cinemas Norton Street. The Cinema’s popular Vintage Classics program has returned and will feature a carefully curated selection of classic films for audiences to enjoy their favourite movies in the comfort of the cinema, with all being among the best films of the past century! This weekend is Yankee Doodle Dandy and next weekend is, wait for it, The Wizard of Oz!

What: Vintage Classics
Where: Palace Cinemas Norton Street
When: Every Sunday through to October
Cost: $8 per ticket for members, $10 per ticket for non members


There’s nothing better than catching up with old friends and MAYEIGHT is the perfect reason! This May, the Movember Foundation is bringing you an awesome and new men’s health initiative, the perfect date to talk to a mate! After you’ve showered Mum with love, catch up with an old friend and see what’s been happening in their lives to have a really positive impact on mental health. Plus, Grill’d are helping out by offering 2-for-1 burgers just for the occasion!

Where: Grill’d stores nation-wide
When: Sunday May 8th 

For things to do in Sydney that are free (yes, free) head here.

Image credit: Urban Yoga

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