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Five Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

By Christa Cahill - 31 Oct 2016

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Summer has well and truly arrived (finally) and this week is going to be filled to the brim with epic activities for all of you Sydneysiders, let’s just hope the weather plays nice. 

Here are five of the best things to do in Sydney this week, so now all you have to do is gather your mates and mark each and everyone in your in diary now. 

Liveworks 2016 

The Liveworks program is a Festival of Experimental Art running over two weeks, celebrating artistic performance. Showcasing a mixt of Australian and Asia Pacific international artists, lucky us, who are at the forefront of contemporary art. There’s free events, ticketed performances, workshops, conversations and more so even if you totally blew your budget on the weekend, you can still get #cultured.

Where: Carriageworks 
When: 27th October – 6th November 
Cost: Free - $60 (varied events on offer)

Baked From The Dead 

If you are looking for something particularly spooky to do this Halloween, then the Shangri-La Hotel will certainly serve you up a trick-or-treat or two. Prepare yourselves for a chilling night of killer desserts at the Bake From The Dead event, including treats from Flour Market, as well as Anne Polyviou’s desserts. We know what you are thinking, Amaaaazing. Undoubtedly, your sweet tooth and your taste buds will be satisfied, because this is nothing short of food stall heaven, with Luxbite, MakMak Macaroons, Grumpy Donuts, Brewtown Newtown, Devon on Danks and Papi Donut (perhaps skip dinner before you come) joining in the fun. The best-dressed and most terrifying guest will be awarded a prize, so pull out all the stops with this year’s costume. It will so be worth it.  

Where: Shangri-La Hotel, The Rocks
When: 31st October, 6pm – 9pm 
Cost: $10 Early Bird Tickets (5.30pm entry) or $2 on the door

McGrath Estate Agents Melbourne Cup Race Day

Hold on to your horses and fascinators, because one of most anticipated, not to mention iconic events on the racing calendar McGrath Estate Agents Melbourne Cup Race Day! So this Tuesday, race down (see what we did there?) to the Royal Randwick Racecourse for Sydney’s biggest trackside party. Check out all the live action from Melbourne on the super screen, as you simultaneously lust over the Bearded Bakers (who will deliver more than just baked goods) and live entertainment throughout the day. This is your final chance to visit The Bucket List marquee, and truly kick-start those summer vibes. 

Where: Royal Randwick Racecourse 
When: Tuesday 1st November 2016
Cost: General Admission $40 (Tickets for Concession, Bucket List & Members’ Guest are also available)

Thankyou Pop-Up

Here’s your chance to give something back and make the world a whole lot brighter this Christmas. Thankyou’s Oh Joy collection will be on show, complete with body care, beauty products, delicious food and water gifts. The best part, if with prices starting at $25 it’s the perfect time to stock up for Christmas. Yes guys, Christmas is coming. And in case you didn’t know, we love Thankyou because their proceeds go to water, sanitation, food solutions and relief people living in grave poverty. 

Where: Level 5 Westfield, Bondi Junction (between Superdry and Surf Dive N Ski)
When: Tuesday 1st November – Monday 7th November 2016

Stylerunner Concept Store Extended

Stylerunner’s pop up concept store has recently announced that it will be keeping its doors open until late Decemeber (yay!), which means there is so much more time for all of you health, fitness, fashion (and brunch, let’s be serious) enthusiasts to indulge in their new and exclusive range of active wear. Even more exciting news, as Stylerunner have joined forces with ClassPass, there will be free weekly fitness classes on offer, what you waiting for? 

Where: 17 Oxford Street, Paddington 
When: September – 24 December 2016
Cost: Free


Image credit: Bucket List Marquee

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