Can we all just agree that January was a free trial month and 2018 doesn’t start till, well, right now? Actually, let’s just give those pesky resolutions up all together because we’ve just found cheeseboard deliveries, all the happy hours, and a BBQ festival. And we expect you to knock off every single one this weekend.
Cancel out all that excessive eating and drinking with some cheeky sunset yoga and finally find out what the mean of life is. Here is everything you need to do this weekend in Sydney.
White Label Supper Club
The legends behind Bulletin Place are here to make your snacking dreams come true with White Label Supper Club, a new three-hatted restaurant-quality delivery service. Now you can pack a killer picnic (without the work), head to your local park, and enjoy top-notch cheese and charcuterie board, nibbles and desserts to boot. It’ll definitely impress your date. These guys are on Uber Eats, so if you’re lazy like us, this one’s right up your alley.
When: Right now
Where: via UberEats
East Side Sessions
Not only has a brand spankin’ new sun-filled venue landed at Bondi Beach, they’re cranking it up a few extra notches by bringing you East Side Sessions. Kicking off this month, Upper East Side will have DJ’s on the decks and exclusive food and drink offerings from midday every weekend. There’ll be bar food, banquets, oversized cocktails, and drink packages along with all the tropical vibes you could want.
When: Saturday & Sundays, from 12pm
Where: Upper East Side, Bondi
Cost: Free entry
Can Cava 1st Birthday Menu
You favourite beachside pintxos bar just turned one, and that means only one thing—it’s time to nibble on all the Spanish snacks and sip a few cocktails along the way. They’ve introduced tapas-style dishes too (slightly bigger than pintxos but equally delicious), plus nightly specials. Think bottomless lunch every weekend (2pm – 5pm) and live music on Sundays. Oh, and $10 cocktails alllllll day on Sundays.
When: Saturday & Sundays, ongoing.
Where: Can Cava, Bondi Beach
Restaurant Hubert Happy Hour
If you’re searching for a luxurious, European vibe making you feel as though you've been transported to Paris (but without the jetlag and post-plane skin), head down to Restaurant Hubert for Aperitif from 4-6 with offerings like $10 negronis, $5 gin & tonics and house wines, $3 deviled eggs and much much more. Sip the night away in true 1930’s inspired style.
When: Daily, 4pm – 6pm
Where: Restaurant Hubert, CBD
Thursday 8 February
Harbour Sunset Yoga Series
Free downward dog while the sun sets over the Harbour Bridge? Yee-ah, it’s happening this weekend. It’s all thanks to the guys at Pier One, who are teaming up with Lululemon (of course they are) and Body Mind Life to launch a free yoga sunset series. The sessions run for 50 mins in Pier One’s Marquee, which (if you’ve ever been inside) you’ll know has some killer views. Bonus points: there’ll be DJs playing during yoga and after the sesh there'll be Kombucha cocktails. Namaste as f*ck, people. Grab your tix here.
Where: Pier One, 11 Hickson Rd Dawes Point
When: Every Thursday till 8 March, 6:30pm – 7:20pm
Friday 9 February
Carriageworks Night Market
For one night only, Carriageworks will transform into a total foodie mecca curated by Carriageworks regular, Kylie Kwong. FYI, that means some of Sydney's best chefs coming to the table. Some of the best in the biz (we’re talking Fratelli Paradiso, Nomad, Stanbuli, Fred's and Continental Bar & Deli and more) will be embracing the theme of using Australian and Indigenous ingredients, grilling, roasting, baking and barbequing up a storm to create a special menu you’ll be dying to get your laughing gear around. Details here.
When: Friday 9 February
Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh
Cost: $10 entry (+bf)
RIVERSIDE THEATRES PRESENTS QUEERSTORIES
In honour of this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras’ 40th Anniversary, Riverside Theatres is presenting Queerstories. This storytelling night will dive deep into the lives of stars and strangers alike—the good the bad and the downright hilarious. More details here.
When: Friday 9 February, 8pm
Where: Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
Cost: $20 - $25
International Pizza Day
We know you guys don’t need any more excuses to spend your Friday night scoffing your weight in pizza, but hey, we’re about to give you one anyway. This Friday is International Pizza Day, and to celebrate, Salt Meats Cheese is releasing two limited edition pizzas: carbonara and Bolognese. We know. Get on it, team.
When: Friday 9 February
Where: Salt Meats Cheese locations
Cost: $20 per pizza
Saturday 10 February
Sydney International Wine Competition Top 100 Wines Exhibition
We love wine. Like, we reallllyyy love wine. And if you want to sip Australia and New Zealand’s best tipples (and love wine as much as we do), you’ll want to be at this event. It’s a freaking wine exhibition after all. This Saturday, head to Novotel Sydney Central to taste over 250 award-winning food-friendly wines (challenge accepted) and we will not be impressed if you leave empty-handed. Details here.
When: Saturday 10 February
Where: Novotel Sydney Central
Yaks BBQ Festival
It’s time to stuff the car full of CC’s and head up the Central Coast—the Yak Ales BBQ Festival is on this weekend. Two days of no-holds-barred mouthwatering barbecue from international award-winning Pitmasters (that’s their official title). There’ll be BBQ demos, cooking classes, a BBQ cook-off (sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society—a real thing, appaz) and live tunes galore. Vegetarians, fun for your life. Check out all the deets here.
Where: Central Coast Stadium
When: 10 & 11 February
Cost: $15 for a single day pass, $25 for both days
Guide Dog Activity Zone
Could this weekend GET any cuter? The legends at ACT are running a puppy photography fundraiser at Market City on Saturday and Sunday, and it’s your one chance (probs ever) to get snapped with a real-life Guide God NSW puppy! Take a moment to ‘Nawwwwww’ if you want. All you need to do is rock up, donate $10 and get smooched by a Labrador. You’ll get a keepsake pic to take home—plus enough good cuddle vibes to get you through Monday). Event info over here.
Where: Market City, Lvl 1
When: 10 & 11 February, from 10am
Sunday 11 February
Irvin Yalom On The Meaning Of Life
The School of Life have gone and planned another life-lesson event, and this time it’ll be Irvin Yalom teaching you about the meaning of life. Prior warning: he won’t be making an appearance on the actual stage; he’ll be streamed via a live video feed but it’ll be worth it to hear this legend speak about fulfilment and the greatest struggles of human existence. You know, life’s small questions. Tickets here.
When: Sunday 11 February, 12pm
Where: The Concourse, Chatswood
VALENTINE’S DAY AT HUNTER & BARREL
Ahhhh Valentine’s Day. You either love it or you hate it. We obvs are allllll about it because it gives us yet another excuse to eat delicious food and drink alllllll of the wine. This year, we’ll be spending the night at Hunter & Barrel. For only $75 a pop (that’s per person, people!), you can stuff yourself silly with a three-course feast and Chandon Brut on arrival. The best part? You don’t need to be in a lovey dovey relationship to do it. Grab your bestie and make a night of it. Get all the deets here.
Where: Hunter & Barrel
When: 14 February
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Image credit: Guy Davies for Pier One