Sydneysiders, it’s time to break your usual routine and dive head first into this week and soak up errrything our favourite city has to offer. From the kick off of a monthly ladies pub night to an escape room that’ll take you to India and back on your lunch break, there’s a lot happening.
Here are five awesome things to do in Sydney this week.
In support of marriage equality, the good guys (in fact, they’re some of the best) over at Butter are getting behind the PUMA campaign #LetUsAllTieTheKnot. Basically, they’re giving away free rainbow shoelaces or more specifically, there are 6 different colours up for grabs. All you’ve got to do is head here to register, then head into Butter to pick them up. Now, we know we’re breaking the “free only” rules that come with this article, but they’re also serving rainbow doughnuts this month and it’d be rude not to.
Where: Butter, Surry Hills
When: until 30 November
Monday 13 November
Bagel Making Workshop
What’s better than eating schmear-packed bagels? We know, not much. But the satisfaction of making your own will come pretty damn close . Head down to the Tramsheds this Monday for a 90-minute masterclass with Brooklyn Boy Bagel's very own head baker Adrien Chrunyk. Learn all things bagel and walk away with a greater appreciation for the little round guys we all love oh so goddamn much. Grab your tickets here.
When: Monday 13 November 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Tramsheds, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
Tuesday 14 November
See You Next Tuesday
Grab your mums, sisters, daughters and girlfriends because this one is for you. The ultimate girls’ night is launching this week and it’ll feature a killer line up of knock out women. Think all things from interviews, dancing, fashion, and a 20-strong women’s choir to sing all night long (well, near enough). On the menu you can expect tacos, all inspired by epic women—we’re looking at the "Spice Girl" spiced pumpkin and "Julia Grillard" grilled salmon tacos. And because it’s ladies night, cap off the night off with a round of Pimm’s (for obvious reasons). For more info head here.
When: Tuesday, November 14 at 6 PM - 12 AM
Where: The Lady Hampshire, Camperdown
Cost: Free entry
Wednesday 15 November
Kepos Street Kitchen Dinner
Kepos Street Kitchen is turning five this month and in true birthday spirit they’re hosting a series of dinners. And each one sees them collaborating with some of their favorite local suppliers to create a delish menu of goodies. This week, it’s all about the Middle East and they’ve got DeCosti Seafood bringing the fresh AF seafood. Warning: Food comas are expected and mandatory. Book your table right now as spots are filling fast.
When: Wednesday 15 November, 6pm – 8pm and 8.15pm – 10pm
Where: 96 Kepos St, Redfern
Cost: $65 + drinks
Regal Rogue Vermouth & Saké Dinner
Saké Restaurant & Bar’s Executive Chef Shaun Presland and Mark Ward (aka the founder of Regal Rogue vermouth) are putting on a dinner to showcase the flavour profiles and allll the similarities between sake and vermouth. We know this is the kind of education you’re all about and it helps that the eats will be top notch, because it’s Saké we’re talking about, people. Book you table here.
When: Wednesday, 15 November at 6.15pm
Where: Saké Restaurant & Bar, The Rocks
Cost: $120 per person – includes a four-course dinner with matching bevs
THE WORLD'S MOST RELAXING ESCAPE ROOM
When you think of an escape room this is probably not what comes to mind. Instead of escaping a terrifying room, you’ll escape your life for a chill 45-minutes in Southern India. Yes really. Contiki will take you on a virtual boat trip down the waterways of Kerala, you’ll dine on traditional cuisine amongst the lush coffee jungle and even score a traditional Ayurvedic massage to boot. We’re getting nostalgia from our first Contiki trip #throwback and we know you’re thinking the same as we are—will there be an epic trip song? Grab your tickets here to find out.
Where: 48 Kensington St, Chippendale.
When: 15th – 19th November only, tickets are limited.
Cost: $10 per person, with all proceeds donated to local Southern Indian charities
Looking for free things to do in Sydney this November? Read this.
Image credit: Saké Restaurant & Bar