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18 Things To Do In Sydney This Weekend

By Antonia Minutolo - 15 Mar 2018

This weekend is going to be HUGE! We’re predicting a whole lot of shopping, art, life and home inspo, and of course a bit of drinking. Sydney will be bleeding green on Saturday with St. Paddy’s Day, and whether you’re down or not, there’ll be a potato pie and pint of Guinness at every single turn. 

Here are 18 things to do this weekend in Sydney.

Thursday 15 March

National Theatre of Parramatta presents ‘Flight Paths’

This week marks the world premiere of Sydney-based playwright, Julian Larnach’s Flight Paths by the National Theatre of Parramatta. We all love a good coming-of-age story, and boy does this play have it all. Exploring family and privilege both close to home and overseas, get your tickets for Flight Paths here

When: Thursday 15 March to Saturday March 24, starting times vary 
Where: Riverside Theatres – Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta
Cost: Adult $49, Concession $44

Autumn / Winter VIP Runway Event Chatswood Chase

Shopping for labels like Sass and Bide and Camilla alone is pretty bloody excellent, add a runway show, cabaret performance, canapes and bubbly and you can defs count us in! Chatswood Chase is running this VIP event, showcasing this season’s must-haves, with complimentary goodies and special offers…you’ll find us front row! Get your tickets here.

When: Thursday 15 March, 6pm
Where: Chatswood Chase Sydney
Cost: $25

Pop-Up Caffeine Laneway

What do you get when you combine Mr. Black’s coffee liquor with CBD bar Three Bottle Man? Only your dream list of coffee-based cocktails available for one weekend only. And we’re talking more than just your regular expresso martini (but don’t worry, they’ve got those bad boys on tap!). 

When: Thursday 15 March to Saturday 17 March, 5pm – late
Where: Bulletin Place Laneway
Cost: Free Entry

Manning Cartel Warehouse Sale

One of your fave Aussie luxe labels, Manning Cartel is slashing prices and opening their doors for a warehouse sale this weekend. With absolutely nothing over $150, you can drop the guilt and pick up your purse…it’s time to shop! Details here

When: Thursday 15 March to Saturday 17 March, time varies
Where: 45 – 47 Meeks Rd, Marrickville
Cost: FREE

Sunrise on the Steps

Downward dog on Sydney’s most iconic steps this weekend with yoga and circuit classes outside the Opera House. The ultimate collab of stunning views (we’re talking the Harbour Bridge) and experienced instructors, you have no excuse to cop out of exercise this weekend! Get your tickets here.

When: Thursday 15 March and Friday 16 March, 7am
Where: Podium at the top of the Monumental Steps, Sydney Opera House
Cost: $25 per class
 

Friday 16 March

VonBlü 1st Birthday Sale

Vegan-friendly, completely natural and Aussie made cosmetics, VonBlü is celebrating their first b’day by giving YOU a present (now we’re talking) with their week-long sale. You can choose from 15 adorbs lipstick colours reduced to just $16. So pucker up and get online now!

When: Friday 16 March to Friday 23 March 
Where: The VonBlu website
Cost: FREE

Superposition: Equilibrium & Engagement by the Biennale of Sydney

This Friday kicks off the 45th anniversary of the Biennale of Sydney, and what better way to commemorate this international festival of contemporary art than with a city-wide exhibition? Over 70 artists from 35 countries will have their work showcased across Sydney, presenting their interpretation on the state of equilibrium. We’ll meet you there

When: Friday 16 March to Monday 11 June, time varies
Where: Multiple locations across Sydney
Cost: FREE

Saturday 17 March

Vine to the Glass at McLeish Estate

Whether you’re the ultimate wine snob or just happy with the house red, McLeish Estate is opening their cellar doors for a day of wining and dining (honestly, life can’t get any better than that). From grape stomping, barrel rolling and obvs wine drinking, experience all that comes with wine production this Saturday. Find out more here.

When: Saturday 17 March, 10am
Where: McLeish Estate, Pokolbin

Moss Vale Buskers Battle

Fancy some homegrown talents accompanied by homegrown food? Yeah, we thought so. Well, that’s exactly what you’ll get at the Moss Vale Buskers Battle. Catch the top 12 busking finalists on the Busker’s Town Trail on Saturday, then entertainment, local brews and bites in the gardens on Sunday. A weekend of beats, bites and booze…find out more here

When: Saturday 17 March to Sunday 18 March, 10:45am3pm
Where: Moss Vale main street through to Leighton Gardens
Cost: FREE

#RadLivin

It’s about time you stopped your average living, and started #RadLivin with the help of some uber rad speakers and live beats. We’re taking speakers such as the duo being Will & Bear and photographer Stefan Hamworth—this conference-meets-festival will inspire you to make the necessary changes to live a happy, fulfilled and obvs rad, life. Get your tix here.

When: Saturday 17 March, 9:30am – 7:30pm
Where: Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford St, Paddington
Cost: $75

Indoor Plant Party Warehouse Sale 

Escape to the jungle this weekend with the indoor plant party sale. Get your (green) thumbs on thousands of indoor plants, designer pots and receive style inspo on how to turn your crib into the ultimate plant paradise (and keep it alive for longer than a week…). Book your timeslot here.

When: Saturday 17 March, 10am4pm
Where: Unit 2E- 1-7 Unwins Bridge Rd, St Peters
Cost: FREE

Topshop In-Store Customisation Station

If you’re anything like us, your attempt at personalising your denim doesn’t get much better than a couple of badly sewn patches. But Topshop is here to save the day! With any denim piece purchased this Saturday, Topshop is offering COMPLIMENTARY in-store customisation by artist’s Sophia Athas and Kentaro Yoshida. 

When: Saturday 17 March, 9am5pm
Where: Sydney Topshop Store
Cost: Free with any denim purchase

The Henson

This Marrickville watering-hole will be serving up all things Irish to celebrate St Paddy’s day. We’re talking Irish pork sausages, Tayto’s crisps and of courrseee a pint of Guinness. 

When: Saturday 17 March
Where: 91 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville

Della Hyde

What better way to celebrate St Pat’s Day than with a whole brand-spanking new drink and cocktail menu? Only available this week, you’ll catch us throwing back a Smokey Irishman (Jameson Black Barrel, Talisker whisky, lemon and orgeat)…or two at Della Hyde. 

When: Saturday 17 March
Where: 34 Oxford St, Darlinghurst

3 Weeds

Serving up beef and Guinness pie topped with leek and potato, 3 Weeds in Rozelle is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow this St. Patrick’s Day. Not to mention, they’ll be giving away a free pint of Guinness for the winner of the ‘Luck of the Irish’…game on!

When: Saturday 17 March
Where: 197 Evans Street, Rozelle

4 Pines BrewPub & 4 Pines Public House

Grab your best Irish-themed costume and head to 4 Pines in either Manly or Newport for a beef and stout pie with a glass of stout this Saturday. Plussss if you can beat the bartender in a game of scissors, paper, rock they’ll upgrade your Pines Dry Irish Stout free! 

When: Saturday 17 March
Where: 29/43-45 E Esplanade, Manly and 313 Barrenjoey Rd, Newport

The Glenmore

Cheers to all things Irish at the Glenmore with a pint of Guinness (or three) and bangers and mash with Guinness gravy. With Irish tunes on repeat and one of the greatest rooftop views in Syd, there’s no better way to pay homage to an Irish patron saint.

When: Saturday 17 March
Where: 96 Cumberland Street, The Rocks

The Tutor

It’s a family affair this St Paddy’s day at this Redfern institution. Grab a beef and Guinness pie with mash and peas, and with the kids busy with chocolate gold coin hunting, you’re free to relax and knock back a pint of Guinness or Baileys martini. 

When: Saturday 17 March
Where: 90 Pitt Street, Redfern

Sunday 18 March

Women in Hospitality Autumn Cookout

International Women’s Day may have passed, but celebrating women never will! Women in Hospitality is hosting a cookout with an ALL FEMALE line-up (yasssss) of chefs, farmers, butchers and brewers and distillers. Expect a bangin’ menu with accompanying bevvies and tunes all night. Grab your tix here now! 

When: Sunday 18 March, 4pm8pm
Where: Porteño Events, 358 Cleveland Street, Surry Hills
Cost: $35 for non-members, $25 for members

Looking for more things to do this month? Head here.

Image credit: Ingrid Hofstra

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