So you officially survived last week but suddenly it’s time to dive headfirst into a brand new one. What’s a person to do? Well, first you’ll want to dust off your most stylish stretchy pants, then you’ll be doing every single thing on this list.
From a pumping Melbourne Cup after party to a free dinner (yes, really) we’re clearly bringing in November in the best way we know how—with food and lots of it.
Here are five awesome things to do in Sydney this week.
A Year’s Supply Of Banoffee
Ahh, banoffee, you delicious thing you. Our mates at Fratelli Fresh are celebrating the fact they’ve sold 65,000 banoffee tortas (that’s a LOT of banoffee) by giving away a year’s supply of the delish dessert. Yep, that’s a slice of the good stuff every single week for a full year. All you need to do is head to one of their many venues (in Sydney or Melbourne), order a slice and wait for them to tell you that you’ve won. On the spot. We literally cannot think of a better excuse to head down to one of the many Fratelli Fresh outposts to stuff ourselves silly on banoffee.
When: Monday 6 November - Sunday 11 November
Where: Fratelli Fresh (multiple locations)
Monday 6 November
Halloween may be well and truly over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still indulge in a scary movie marathon—it’s always a good time to be scared shitless. Trasharama is a showcase of all the wacky, weird, and downright terrifying short films, music clips and trailers out there. If you’re not of the faint-hearted variety then get down to the Marly in Newtown for this one. More details here.
When: Monday 6 November, 8pm
Where: Marlborough Hotel, Newtown
Tuesday 7 November
Melbourne Cup Kick-Ons At The Oak
You can officially call off the search for the perfect kick on spot on the best non-official public holiday of the year. The Royal Oak is hosting the ultimate Melbourne Cup after party complete with tunes, dranks, and (obligatory) Mumm champagne. We’ll meet you at the bar. More details here.
When: Tuesday 7 November, 3:30pm-late
Where: The Royal Oak, Double Bay
Cost: $85 (for Mumm champagne)
Wednesday 8 November
The Children’s Hospital At Westmead Farmer’s Market
If you need your dose of warm and fuzzies (also delicious and fresh AF produce) you need to hit up the farmer’s market at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead this Wednesday. Run in partnership with the good guys at Harvest Farms (and their good guy owner, Aaron), this fortnightly market is committed to bringing the freshest of the fresh produce to the people, straight from their farm. They’re selling delish things like fresh fruit and vege, honey, eggs, paleo desserts and there’s even a cheese stall. Yep, cheese.
When: Wednesday 8 November, 7:30am-12pm
Where: Children’s Hospital at Westmead, front entrance
Cost: Free entry
Free Dinners At Little Hutong
Did someone say free dinner? Oh yeah, that’d be us. Little Hutong in Little Bay is hosting a complimentary dinner to give back to all the good folk who serve the community and keep us all safe daily (think police, firefighters, SES, nurses, Aboriginal Health College workers, social workers, aged carers, college workers, paramedics, correctional officers, and Sydney lifesavers). The menu will feature some of Little Hutong’s signature South-East Asian dishes like the crispy slow-braised pork belly, stir-fried Cantonese noodles, or the chicken curry laksa.
When: Every Wednesday, 5:30-9pm
Where: Little Hutong
Here is a bunch of free things happening in Sydney this month.
Image credit: Brooke Lark