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5 Awesome Things Happening In Sydney This Week

By Millie Hilton - 06 Mar 2017

best things to do in sydney

No matter how much we wished summer would stay; the first full week of autumn is officially here. But don’t retreat to your cooler climate, bed-loving hermit self just yet–there are still lots of great things to do in Sydney, no matter the weather. 

This week we’re getting #cultured and that means you are too.

All Week

Mov’In Bed Cinema

The PicNic Cinema is the newest (and comfiest) way to view movies outside (or anywhere really) and we bet you’re just as excited by this as we are. Setting up the duvets and fluffy pillows under the stars in Parramatta Park, and playing the newest flicks to grace the big screen along with some old faithfuls. Like all good cinemas, there are gourmet treats to enjoy, with international street food, beer and wine all on offer. Bookings are essential with just 100 beds available for lounging, but don’t worry you can always opt for a picnic rug on the grass too. 

When: Friday 3 March to Sunday 23 April
Where: Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta
Cost: Starting from $35 for a bed

The Artists’ Playground At The Galeries

The Artists’ Playground is treating Sydneysiders to an unexpected display of interactive art and technology that’s sure to impress. Just point your smartphone cameras towards the art and watch them come to life with movement, sound and vibrant colour. There are also prizes to be won (if you needed further convincing) including yummy treats from Doughnut Time and books from Kinokuniya, just by viewing all the pieces. 

When: Wednesday 1 March to Monday 20 March
Where: 500 George Street, Sydney
Cost: Free

Archie Rose x Horisumi Autumn

In collaboration with acclaimed tattoo artist Shodai Horisumi, Archie Rose Distilling Co. is launching their newest gin collection. Inspired by the four unique Japanese seasons, we know what you’re thinking–how on earth could gin taste like a Japanese Autumn? Let’s just say they’re nailing the deep, earthy and spice-driven flavours like red miso, sesame seed and sansho pepper. And if nothing else, the bottle itself is damn right good looking and will make a great addition to your bar shelf. Hot tip: the legends at Big Poppa's, Tonic Lane, The Clock, and Cho Cho San are all pouring this fine drop too.

When: From Wednesday 1 March
Where: Archie Rose Distilling Co., Rosebery
Cost: $99 per bottle

Wednesday 8 March

The Authentic You @ The Indigo Project

Ladies, this one’s for you. To celebrate International Women’s Day, The Authentic You is asking just what it means to be a woman in today’s world, and how to unleash the inner feminine goddess within (we all have one). This workshop at The Indigo Project encourages women to embrace and love all aspects of the self, and how to reject the need to repress the true you based on society’s expectations. This is definitely a must for anyone in need of some self-love, inspiration and empowerment.

When: Wednesday 8 March, 7pm-9pm
Where: 33 Foster Street, Surry Hills
Cost: $20

Art Month

Art Month’s second precinct evening for the city wide festival will be held on Wednesday 8 March in East Sydney, partnering with the National Art School to showcase female artists for International Women’s day. This Art at Night evening will feature the work of female performance artists and installations by female visual artists to bring the precinct to life This Art at Night event will also act as the closing evening for the thought-provoking solo exhibition of work by acclaimed Australian indigenous artist Vernon Ah Kee, presented at the NAS Gallery as part of Sydney Festival 2017.

When: Wednesday 8 March, 6pm-10:30pm
Where: National Art School, Darlinghurst
Cost: Free

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The Clock Hotel | Image credit: Federica Portentoso

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