It’s the last full week of summer so let’s send our favourite season off with a bang. It’s jammed packed with culture, food, art and craft—and of course wine. Enjoy a fine dining experience with some of the countries top chefs, check out a wacky art exhibition (we’ve got your attention now) or spend your week in front of the big screen at the Mardi Gras Film Festival.
Here are 5 must do’s in Sydney this week.
Chili Philly: Crochet Social
Melbourne artist Phil Ferguson has taken art and craft to the next level with his Chili Philly: Crochet Social exhibition at the Australian Design Centre. He makes wearable crochet pieces in the form of everyday objects such as tacos and teabags, they’re totally wearable right? He combines old school crocheting with modern day technology, taking self-portraits of his creations and uploading them onto Instagram (makes perfect sense). Get down to check out Phil’s weird, wacky and wonderful masterpieces—don’t forget your selfie stick.
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When: February 2nd – March 15th
Where: Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Cost: Free (workshop prices vary)
Koori Gras at 107 Projects
Our week wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Redfern’s 107 Projects. This week the venue is showcasing an exhibition of First Peoples culture and community. It’s all about First Peoples participation in the Mardi Gras Parade. The space provides a platform for them to share stories of their LGBTIQ community and experiences.
Check it out here.
When: February 21st – 26th 11am – 7pm
Where: 107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern
Mardi Gras Film Festival
With locations across Sydney the Mardi Gras Film Festival is back for its 24th year. There are so many films to choose from you could see one every night if you wanted. They’ve got it all; from the LOLs, to the dark and moody. With stories from all over the world, as far as Iraq to Argentina and The Big Apple, you’re guaranteed to get #cultured this week.
Check out the program here.
When: February 15th – March 2nd
Where: Various locations across Sydney
Cost: Prices vary depending on the film
Monday 20th February
Guest Chef Series At Nour
There is nothing better than two top chefs collaborating to create one epic feast. Nour have answered our prayers and are kicking off their Middle Eastern Guest Chef Series pairing Shane Delia of Maha in Melbourne with Nour’s head chef Roy Ner. They will curate one mouth-watering menu, bringing together the flavours of both restaurants. This is the kind of two for one deal we wouldn’t want you to miss.
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When: February 20th 5pm or 8pm sitting
Where: Nour, 490 Crown Street, Surry Hills
Price: $80 share style menu ($130 with matching wines)
Tuesday 21st February
Eat Drink Man Women
Head to Chippendale this Tuesday evening as After Hours presents ‘Eat Drink Man Women’, a film about a Taiwanese chef and his family. It focuses on the intricacies of cooking and suggests that it could be an endangered art. Obviously this is not a film to be viewed on an empty stomach so get down early to enjoy a feed from Drew’s Pizza pop-up. The best part, the film is FREE –a gold coin donation is encouraged to support Greyhound Rescue NSW. This is how tightarse Tuesdays should be.
Find out more details here.
When: February 21th 7pm
Where: Down/Under Space, 109 Regent Street, Chippendale
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Image credit: Nour