There’s no shortage of things do in Sydney (but if you’re like us, you have a severe shortage of time to do them), so we thought we’d do our mates a favour—that would be you guys! We’ve narrowed all of the best Sydney happenings planned for this week down to five fab things you absolutely have to do this week.
This Sydney Life is all about balance, so we’ve included all of our favourite things—eating and drinking, obvs, with a touch of wellness and culture thrown in as well (because it is still January).
Pav On Toast At Mr Toppers
The lead up to Australia day often has us all feeling a little more patriotic than usual, and what better way to celebrate than with one of Australia’s (sorry NZ, you ain’t winning this one) most iconic desserts, Pavlova! Mr Toppers Toast Bar have created a limited edition ‘Pav On Toast’ which starts with a slice of good ol’ fashioned toast and finishes with two slices of meringue cake, kiwifruit, blueberries, passionfruit and whipped cream. Yep, it’s good to be Australian.
When: Friday 20 – Thursday 26 January
Where: Bondi Beach
12 Days Of Refab At East Village
If your “New Year, New Me” diet and fitness resolutions have started off slow (or like us, haven’t started at all), East Village Shopping Centre has got your back with their free Health and Wellness Festival. 12 Days of Refab (emphasis on the fab), is the perfect way to kick-start the year and undo all the damage done over the silly season. Head to Virgin Active to try their classes (there’s a lot), or go for a more relaxed approach with free massages at Peak Health Services.
Head here for all of the deets.
When: Saturday 14 - Wed 25 January
Where: East Village Shopping Centre, Zetland
Cost: Free Entry
Jayanto Damanik Tan At Kensington Contemporary Gallery
The Kensington Contemporary Gallery is on a mission to make Chippendale the next art mecca of Sydney, and they’re already well on their way. The gallery is currently showing an exhibition by Jayanto Famanik Tak, titled ‘Journeys – Merantau’, a heartfelt collection of vibrant and reflective sculptures. Specifically, you’ll find a series of ceramic bowls, which all symbolise a significant memory from Tan’s childhood. With the sun looking like it may have gone into hiding, Kensington Contemporary Gallery is looking like a great option to bring a bit of culture to your 2017.
When: Thursday 19 January – Sunday 12 February
Cost: Free Entry
$2 Pizza At Newtown Hotel
The Newtown Hotel is making all your gooey cheese and crispy crust dreams come true, and they’re doing it within your budget, for only $2. Made from only locally sourced ingredients, Newtown Hotel may be skimping on price, but they certainly aren’t on quality. For all our gluten free, vego and vegan friends out there, $4 will have you covered. There’s thirteen pizzas to choose from, so the only struggle is going to be choosing which one to have, but let’s be real, for $2 you should just try them all.
When: 19 January – 28 February (only available between 12pm – 2pm, and 5pm – 7pm)
Where: Newtown Hotel
Australia Day Alco-Pops At The Old Clare Hotel
The Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale has just brought us the perfect solution to all of these scorching Sydney days—alcoholic popsicles. IYC-POPS are bringing back all of your fave childhood memories and combining them with our grown-up necessity (yes, booze). Think white peach and lychee bellini and elderflower mojito to get things started. As if this news didn’t get you excited enough, on Australia Day The Old Clare Hotel is throwing an Australia Day Party and you best believe that these delicious cocktail popsicles will be there. There’ll also be DJs playing and general good times happening, so get on it.
When: Friday 20 – Friday 27 January
Where: The Old Clare Hotel, Chippendale
Cost: Free Entry
If you're looking for something to do in Sydney for under $50, head here.
Image credit: Mr Toppers Toast Bar