The new week has officially kicked off team and while you’re busy trying to drown yourself in your second (okay, third) coffee this morning, take a little read and start planning. All you really need to get through the week is your new BFF—brews, films and food. We know, it’s genius.
This is everything you need to do in Sydney this week.
FROZEN POPSICLE SUMMER COCKTAILS
Before summer leaves us (sobs dramatically), Sofitel Darling Harbour is toting a new cocktail menu that’s worth trying. The Champagne Bar is the place to go for five French summer-inspired frozen cocktails, overlooking The Harbour. The Marsielle is our top pick, with Aperol and frosé all blended with strawberry puree, orange and coconut cream, and a berry icy pole stuck in the top. Care to disagree?
When: All February, from 5pm Monday – Thursday, from 3pm Friday - Sunday
Where: Champagne Bar, Sofitel Darling Harbour
Cost: $20 per glass, $75 per jug
Monday 19 February
Mardi Gras Film Festival
The Mardi Gras film festival is celebrating 25 years of queer stories in 2018 and you can join the party with this epic line up. Think the creme de la creme of LGTBIQ shorts, features, documentaries and special events. To cure your serious case of Monday-itis, head here every night of the week (until 1 March). This Monday, it’s Body Electric, It’s Not Just Me and Nobody’s Watching—details here.
When: Monday 19 February
Where: Event Cinemas George Street
Cost: $16 - $19
Tuesday 20 February
Orange F.O.O.D Week At CHISWICK
Orange F.O.O.D. Week is upon us and it’s literally an entire week dedicated to food—this week is looking better already, right? This is the longest-running regional food festival in Australia and for one night only (this Tuesday), CHISWICK’s head chef, Tom Haynes is joining in on all the tasty fun, with a menu where all the produce and wines are sourced from the Orange region. Duh. Bring your mates and cheers the producers while you scoff some seriously delish eats—that’s what we’ll be doing anyway.
When: Tuesday 20 February, 6.30pm.
Where: Chiswick: 65 Ocean St, Woollahra NSW 2025
Cost: $125pp + booking fee - Eventbrite
Wednesday 21 February
Film Screening: BLUE
FACT: By 2050, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. And if you haven’t heard that cheeky little factoid before guys, then it’s reallllyyy time to listen up, or should we say tune in? BLUE is a must watch for anyone who loves film and the environment because this one has been described as one of the most significant environmental films. At this screening, Dr Jennifer Lavers and Lucas Handley will introduce BLUE and they’ll do a short Q&A afterwards—you will have questions. More details here.
When: Wednesday 21 February, 5.45pm
Where: Australian Museum
Cost: $17.44 - $21.53
Ale Stars#108: Shenanigans Brewing
This Wednesday, Ale Stars is debuting Sydney’s own Shenanigans Brewing at The Taphouse. You’ll learn more about the boys behind the beer and not only will they be pouring four of their latest brews on the night but you’ll also be sitting down to a two-course meal that matches the beer perfectly. Details here.
When: Wednesday 21 February at 7pm
Where: The Taphouse, Darlinghurst
Cost: $45 pp
Here are even more things happening this month in Sydney.
Image credit: Trent Erwin