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10 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Sydney

By Mollie Maloney. - 19 Jan 2017

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Is it just us, or has Sydney (kind of) cooled off from the scorcher that was last week? Don’t act like you weren’t lying in a pool of your own moisture—we know the truth. This weekend in Sydney we’ve found heaps of cool things to do, minus the boiling an egg on your belly, this weekend in Sydney. 

From movies, to beer; ice cream to social tennis, here are 9 ultra cool things to make your 48-hours of R&R the best ones yet. 

Thursday 19 January 

The Sunset Cinema At North Sydney Oval

Kicking off tonight, The Sunset Cinema is returning to North Sydney Oval and all summer long they’ll be screening cult classics and fresh movies that are about to become your new favourite. The line up this weekend is solid, with The Founder, Trolls and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them getting the ball rolling. In the way of food and drinks, there’ll be a snack bar, well stocked with classic movie treats and a MadFish wine bar, which will be serving premium West Australian wines by MadFish and 4Pines craft beer. Head here for the full program. 

When: Thursday 19 January – Saturday 21 January at 7pm
Where: North Sydney Oval
Cost: $12 – $19

Beer & Burger Workshop @ Butcher And The Farmer 

The local Newtown brewers, Young Henry’s, have teamed up with the Butcher and the Farmer to deliver one of the best combos of all combs. That’s right, there is something more complimenting (and more delicious) than that popcorn/coke/choc-top deal at the movies. Drum roll please…. beer (you guessed it) and burgers (makes sense). In a 45-minute workshop, discover the intricacies of burgers and beer, sampling 6 beers complimented by a good ol’ sloppy joe. 

When: 19 January 6.30pm 
Where: Tramsheds Harold Park, Forest Lodge 
Cost: $30 per person, book [email protected]

NikeWomen Metcon Mack 

Two weeks into January and there’s no denying the inevitable, the Christmas pudding has alas not turned into muscle as we’d hoped, and there’s a very polite (but still present) bulge under our shirts. The NikeWomen Metcon Mack is a pop-up gym/training station setting down in the Rocks, and it’s just waiting to help you train the smart way, rather than the hard way. With a team of experts, these high intensity sessions are great for even the pudding-lover, pushing your fitness to a new level (but don’t stress, it’ll still be within pudding-consuming, not-that-hard ranges). Grab a friend, prepare the thighs, because Nike is going to smash that fat ASAP.  

When: Thursday 19 January 10.30-11.30am 
Where: Hickson Road Reserve, Hickson Road, The Rocks 
Cost: Free, register here

Friday 20 January 

Get Yourself To A Golden Gaytime ASAP 

ICYMI Golden Gaytime has a popup opening up in TOPSHOP and your presence is absolutely compulsory this weekend. We’re talking some seriously droolworthy concoctions—Golden Chief’s Salty Gaytime, (vanilla crumb, pretzel bitz, and salted caramel drizzle), the Crumb Choc Millionaire (chocolate crumb, smashed potato crisps, desiccated coconut, 100s & 1000s, edible glitter) and three other flavours. Not only can you smash one of these this weekend, you can also buy a limited edition tub of just the crumbs. (let’s be honest, they are the best bit). 

When: Friday 20 January 10am-7pm
Where: TOPSHOP City
Cost: $6 per deliciousness amazing Golden Gaytime 

Beer Yoga At The Sheaf 

You yogi, you, boy do we have something for you. Now you can join together two of your most favourite things: Beer and yoga! The Sheaf this Friday and Sunday are hosting an hour-long session of yoga with a frothy spin, incorporating beer drinking into each pose. The perfect novelty event for you and your favourite drinking bud, you’ll leave feeling totally stretched and (hopefully) totally sloshed! 

When: Friday 20 January 6pm, Sunday 22 January 2pm 
Where: The Sheaf, 29 New South Head Road, Double Bay 
Cost: $10, more info here. 

Saturday 21 January

Indigo Open Day 

The Indigo Project is a place that practices positive mindfulness, meditation classes and cool chill out workshops—they are all about bringing out the meaning, purpose and happiness of life. We’ll take all three please. This weekend, they are open and ready to share a fuzzy heart-warming day with you. Things kick off at 9am with Beats for Breakfast, a morning dance party, followed by Yoga + Chill and their most popular workshop, Create (Don’t Hate) Your Life. Wear your comfiest active ware and get around all forms of mindfulness. 

When: Saturday 21 January 9am-5pm 
Where: 33 Foster Street Surry Hills 
Cost: Free! 

Social Serve 

With Sydney and Melbourne preparing for tennis, tennis and more tennis this January, why not kick off your own party with a social tennis tournament and some mates this weekend. And when we mean ‘social tennis’, we mean drinking social (tennis is optional). The mixed doubles are open for everyone: doesn’t matter if you’re Pat Rafter or Pat from Randwick. Over the course of 3 matches you and your team are guaranteed to enjoy an afternoon of backhands and bants! 

When: Saturday 21 January 2.45-7pm 
Where: Lyne Park Tennis Centre, Rose Bay
Cost: $15-$59 – more information here. 

So Frenchy So Chic In the Park 

Joie de Vivre hasn’t looked this good in a while, with music, food, wine and all things French at Bicentennial Park. BYO deck chair, this is the one park you should find yourself in this Saturday. Funk French folk Bertrand Belin and crowd favourite Nouvelle Vague are headlining this French festival, with a day of music, memories and mes amis! And of course, the food. You can pre-order Simmone Logue delish hampers as well as enjoy on-site French treats. Oh la la! 

When: Saturday 21 January 17 1pm 
Where: Bicentennial Park, Glebe 
Cost: $90 general admission, free for kids under 13, more information here. 

Sunday 22 January

Check Out Live By Night At Your Local Cinema 

Because we don’t want you to be unprepared for next weekend (we’re thoughtful like that), this is your official reminder to book tickets for ‘Live by Night’, opening in cinemas on Australia Day. It’s a gritty gangster tale, with a healthy dose of romance thrown in for the ladies, because balance. ‘Live by Night’ is set in the roaring 20’s, when prohibition hasn’t stopped the flow of booze in an underground network of gangster-run speakeasies. The visuals are top notch, so you’ll probably feel like you’re right there with Ben Affleck (the director, screenwriter and star, FYI) as he breaks all of the rules.

When: From Australia Day
Where: Your local cinema, check out the trailer here. 

Club Aperol @ The Winery

Spend your Sunday in front of the big screen at The Winery, relaxing on beanbags, while watching the best of the Australian Open. There’ll be table tennis tables so you can have a crack at the game yourself as well as Aperol Spritz for only $10 a pop. Bring your squad and avoid the beaches (aka the crowds). Get all the deets here.

When: Throughout January
Where: The Winery, Surry Hills
Cost: Entry is free

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