The tough days of the week are done guys, so it’s time you take an extended lunch break and sort all of your weekend plans. You’ll want to block out some serious time for wine and beer at one of the many festivals happening, then settle in for a lay.
As always we’ve got you sorted for all your weekend relaxation/partying/culture needs. TBH, you’ll have earned a sickie by the time Monday rolls around.
Here are nine awesome things happening in Sydney this weekend.
Royal Inner West Beer Fest
Nothing goes together quite as perfectly as the Inner West and craft beer. That’s why the Inner West Beer Fest will be your one stop shop for a boozy weekend hang. Sit back in the sun sippin’ on beers from 12 different breweries (think Batch Brewing and Young Henrys) and it’ll all be paired with tasty food and nibbles from the surrounding stalls. Just so we’re clear: beers, sunshine, food and beats—sign us the hell up.
Where: The Royal, Leichardt
When: Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 November, from 12pm
Cost: Free entry
NZ’s Raglan Coconut Yogurt Crosses The Ditch
So we’ve been told that New Zealand’s most popular coconut yogurt, Raglan Coconut Yogurt, is heading our way—hell yeah! For all the coconut yogurt snobs out there, we know there are some real shockers on our supermarket shelves, so we are pretty damn excited for this bad boy to arrive (can you tell?). Keep an eye out everyone, you have some serious taste testing to do.
Vino Paradiso In The Rocks
So assuming food and wine is your passion (as you can tell it is clearly ours..), Sydney will be celebrating all things delicious at the Vino Paradiso festival this weekend. We’re talking 100 stalls and over half of them dedicated to the sweet, sweet god’s gift that is wine. We recommend buying one of the $30, $50 or $100 packages that lets you use the fancy ‘festival currency’ to sip your way around every single one of the stalls—we strongly recommend you spring for the $100 because wine not!
Where: The Rocks
When: Saturday 18 November, 11am and Sunday 19 November, 11am
Cost: Pre purchased currency starts at $15
Thursday 16 November
Thanksgiving Feast At The Horse
You don’t have to be American to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, with The Horse throwing an epic pop-up event that’ll leave you feeling truly thankful (and full!). So, if you can’t wait ‘til Christmas to get your turkey and cranberry fix, then this star-spangled shindig Is where you need to be this Thursday November 30th. The traditional buffet-style dinner comes with all the trimmings and is accompanied by a Wild Turkey whiskey masterclass and cocktails so be prepared to unbutton a few buttons post feed.
Where: The Horse, 381 Crown St, Surry Hills
When: Thursday 30 November, 7- 10pm
More info here.
Gin and tonic weather is fast approaching with the Sydney weather heatin’ on up each and every single day. This Thursday, Bombay Sapphire invites you on a sensory adventure that will have you tasting cocktails and food from across the world. In fact, right from where the gin’s botanicals are cultivated from. Intrigued? Book your tickets here.
Where: Project Botanicals, Alexandria
When: Thursday 16 November, 5:30pm
Cost: $40 a ticket
Friday 17 November
We’re All Going To Die Festival
Despite its name, the point of the We’re All Going To Die Festival is to celebrate life through discussing anxiety and fear with dancing, meditation, films and interactive installations. Held in the COMMUNE warehouse space, the festival is described as an amusement park for the soul and we dig that. Get your tickets here.
Where: COMMUNE, Waterloo
When: Starts Friday 17 November
Cost: Tickets are $15
Night Slows Down
Kicking off this Thursday the political powerhouse production, Night Slows Down, is coming to Sydney. The new play covers moral failures and politics which lead to disaster—sound interesting? Then be sure to check it out before it finishes on 9 December. Book your tickets here.
Where: Kings Cross Theatre, Kings Cross
When: Friday 17 November to 9 December
Cost: Tickets start from $25
Chiswick Veggie Van
This one’s almost too good to be true, but if you like the sound of free food delivered to your door, read on. To celebrate the new spring menu at CHISWICK, Matt Moran and head chef Tom Haynes are driving their iconic Veggie Van around town to bring you a selection of handpicked fruit, vegetables and herbs. Just register here for your chance to have these veggie boxes delivered straight to your door.
Where: Veggie Box delivered straight to your door
When: Friday 17 November
Saturday 18 November
Sydney Dogs and Cats Annual Fundraising Gala
If there’s anything we’re more passionate about than wine time it’s cute little dogs and cats, which is purrrrfect since the annual fundraising gala for Sydney Dogs and Cats is happening this Saturday. You’ll able to drink and eat the night away knowing you’re helping to raise money for the thousands of cats and dogs in Sydney that need help and homes. Get your tickets here and don’t forget it’s black tie babyyy!
Where: The Hilton, CBD
When: Saturday 18 November, 6:30pm to 11:30pm
Cost: $195 per head
Sunday 19 November
Sydney Vegan Market
Vegan or not, we all love a good market and this Sunday is the launch of the very first 100% vegan market in Sydney. Head over to Marrickville and pick yourself up a bunch of homemade vegan deliciousness and since it’s likely you’ll want to come back, you’ll be pleased to know the market will be a regular affair, happening on the 3rd Sunday of each month (forever, we hope).
Where: Portuguese Community Club, Marrickville
When: Sunday 19 November, 9am to 4pm
COKE PLUS COFFEE COCKTAIL CREATION @ THE WOOLLAHRA
ICYMI we’ve teamed up with Coca-Cola Australia and The Woollahra Hotel to create a magical (read: delicious) cocktail using Coke Plus Coffee as an ingredient. Concocted by the oh-so fabulous Kurtis Bosley himself, The Native Bush Cola is waaaaay better than it sounds. Think Tonka bean infused vodka, with toasted coconut and wattle seed syrup, sherry, dandelion and burdock bitters and Coke Plus Coffee (obvs). See you there.
Where: Bar Moncur @ The Woollahra Hotel
When: Now until 30 November
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Image credit: Esteban Rivera