This weekend in Sydney we’ve got something for everyone, whether that be babies or beer drinkers, picnic lovers or shopaholics, active wear enthusiasts or party divas. We’ve rounded up the best things to see, drink and do so that all you have to worry about is having the best weekend ever.
Thursday 22nd September
Spring Social Returns To The Galeries
The Galeries are celebrating spring with a touch of Zen this weekend, transforming the precinct into a Japanese Zen garden, showcasing exclusive menus, performances and artist demonstrations. We hear that Black Star Pastry have collaborated with N2 Extreme Gelato (all star combo right?!) to create some finger-licking feeds, as well as drawing demonstrations by inking A-listers ‘Little Tokyo’, who have tattooed the likes of Ed Sheehan and Sam Smith. Grab your clippers and learn how to trim a bonsai tree with Penjing Australia, or catch ALPHAMAMA bringing down some soul and hip-hop from the recharge station. This Thursday is the perfect time to pick up some of Lotus’ famous mandarin ice cream from their edible garden and bring in spring with a touch of Zen.
What: Spring Social 2016 at the Galeries
Where: The Galeries – 500 George Street, Sydney
When: Thursday 22nd September – Sunday 25th September
Head here for more info
G&Ts As Far As The Eye Can See At The Manly Wharf Hotel
Gin fans, do not pass go and do not collect $200 because the Manly Wharf Hotel will be pouring $8.50 Bulldog Gin G&Ts this Friday night. If you can’t make it down this Friday, it ain’t no thang, you can take advantage of these sweetly priced G&Ts until 8 October.
Where: The Manly Wharf Hotel, 21 East Esplanade
When: Now until 8 October
Head here for more info
Friday 23rd September
The Essential Baby & Toddler Show
Get your babies on board this weekend at Blackmore’s Essential Baby & Toddler Show at the Entertainment Quarter. Kiddies will be more than amused with performances by Hi-5, and the Thomas & Friends interactive activity zone. Meanwhile mum can chat to all the experts, including Australia’s very own ‘baby whisper’ Pinky McKay. As well as great shopping deals, there are ample chances to mingle and consult with the likes of the Australian Breastfeeding Association, SIDS, Kids and more.
What: The Essential Baby & Toddler Show
Where: Royal Hall of Industries and Hordern Pavilion
When: 23rd-25th September, 9.30am – 4pm
Cost: $20 at the door or online
Festival of The Senses
What would you do if we said that live music, a Bloody Mary bar, a superfood high tea, a sparkling wine dinner series, and a food truck party will be all be happening this week? Lose your shit, probably. Well, it’s all happening this weekend thanks to Festival of The Senses. It’s going to be kind of awesome, to say the least, so make sure you get around it, ASAP.
When: For the month of September
Where: Various locations, check out our wrap up for all the details here.
The Secret Yoga Society
Whether you’re an experienced yogi or never stepped foot on a yoga mat, this evening has your name on it. Born out of a desire to create an environment for like-minded people to come together, The Secret Yoga Society invite you to a fun evening out. Come dressed in comfy clothing for an hour of yoga (suitable for all levels) followed by dinner (vegan and vego friendly, obviously), wine and new friends! We couldn’t think of any better way to spend our Friday.
What: The Secret Yoga Society
When: Friday 23rd September 6.30pm-9.30pm
Where: Bondi Road, Bondi NSW
Cost: from $63, book your tickets here.
Saturday 24th September
Lorna Jane Active Living Expo And Warehouse Sale
It’s about this time of year when we start to schlep and moan about exercise, or say no thanks to that second helping in the name of the infamous and allusive ‘summer’ body. Lorna Jane makes the pain a little bit less this weekend, with their Active Living Expo. A one-stop-shop for all things Active Living, our sporty sisters can shop till they drop with up to 60% off Lorna Jane active wear. So get your head in the game for summer with a new look for a new attitude- even if it does just lasts for the weekend.
What: Lorna Jane Active Living Expo and Warehouse Sale
Where: Byron Kennedy Hall (Expo) and Market Pavilion (Sale) at the Entertainment Quarter
When: Saturday 24th-25th September, 9am-5pm
MCA Social – All That Glitters!
This Saturday night, dance on down to the Museum of Contemporary Art for ‘glitz’ the night away. The dress code for this year’s Social is ‘glitter, glam, fierce and fabulous’, have you ever read a more fabulous dress code than that? We hadn’t either. Funds raised will go towards Primavera, the Museum’s annual exhibition for Australian artists aged 35 years and under,. Curated by Sydney party-maestros Anna Kirk and Nerida Ross, the Youth Ambassadors bring you curated live performances from artist Bhenj Ra, as well as acts from The Possé and DJ Ariane.
What: MCA Social
When: Saturday 24 September
Where: Harbourside Room, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Cost: $110 for MCA Young Ambassadors and $130 General Admission via MCA website
Dress code: Glitter, Glam, Fierce and Fabulous
Oktoberfest At Bavarian Bier Café And Munich Brauhaus
Bavarian Bier Café and Munich Brauhaus are serving up the rich and flavourful Hofbrau, thirst quenching Paulaner and restrained sweetness of Hacker-Pschorr. Don’t know what any of those words mean? Hot tip, they’re some of the best German biers going around and headed direct from Munich straight to you. Celebrating the Lederhosen lovin’ Oktoberfest, this month you have two venues to get your prost on, which in our book equals twice as much fun.
What: Oktoberfest at Bavarian Bier Café and Munich Brauhaus
Where: Bavarian Bier Café and Munich Brauhaus
When: 6th September - 30th October
Sunday 25th September
Spring Harvest returns to historic Elizabeth Farm
Sydney Living Museums invite you to pack a picnic rug this Sunday and come and explore Australia’s oldest surviving homestead, Elizabeth Farm. Learn about artisan bread making with Micahel Klausen of Brasserie Bread, or talk churned butter with Pepe Saya in the 1830’s original kitchen and garden. Learn the art of preserving for the season with Jamie Edwards of Cornersmith, or hear how to plan your kitchen garden with Sydney Living Museum’s Horticulturalist. Taste our history at this not-to-be-missed artisan food market and explore the food and stories of the colonial dining table.
What: Spring Harvest returns to historic Elizabeth Farm
Where: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill
When: Sunday 25th September 10am-3pm
Cost: Gold Coin donation. For more information, click here.
Lorna Jane Active Nation Day
Feeling a little stiff? Today is the day to change that. Active Nation Day offers free yoga classes, as well as a move class run by Base Body Babes. Be inspired by Lorna Jane herself (#girlcrush) talking all things active living. Make sure to get to registration between 7am-8am to secure your spot.
What: Lorna Jane Active Nation Day
Where: Entertainment Quarter Market Pavilion, 122 Lang Road, Moore Park
When: Sunday 25th September 7-12pm, 8am Move Class, 8.45am Lorna Jane Clarkson Talk, 9.15am Yoga Class
What to bring: Towel, water bottle, smiles and good vibes!
Looking for more things to do in Sydney? Head here.
Image credit: Munich Brauhaus