Five Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

By Alissa Del Vecchio - 07 Mar 2016

Things to do in Sydney

There’s always a million and one things to do in Sydney and never enough time in the day. Luckily for you, we have your week sorted with Sydney’s top eat-ins and adventures, all prepped and ready for the taking. Here at The Urban List, we’re looking forward to throwbacks, giving back and kicking back with friends and food. 

Pinball Wizard Competition at Daniel San

For your ultimate fix of old school cool this week, head over north side for a throwback of mass proportions—Daniel San brings you an epic search to crown Sydney’s top Pinball Wizard Master. Grab your pals and limber up those thumbs for a night of unbridled competition and the chance to win bragging rights and a cool $50 Thirsty Thursday prize. Redefining the Sydneysider take on Japanese dining, this rock’n’roll, neon light clad mecca in Manly, nestled amongst sea breeze and views to match, pays the ultimate homage to street food with unique style. So it’s only natural that after you’ve worked yourself up an appetite, you’ll dive straight into their awesome array of signature sushi rolls among crowd favourites like sashimi tacos, salmon jalapeño and chirashi salad. Think you’ve got the chops? We’ll see you there #wizardwednesdays

Where: Daniel San, Manly
When: Wednesday 9th March
Cost: Free

Silvereye and Evil Twin Brewing Dinner

With a keen outlook on all things wild and wonderful, and an equally as perfect look from their home on the second floor of The Old Clare, the guys at Silvereye are a dynamic and creative bunch. Teaming up with top notch, Denmark gypsy brewery Evil Twin, the two will become one for a collaborative one-night-only dinner menu complete with a collection of four-course snacks, savoury dishes, desserts and paired craft-beers. Playing on resident Brit, Sam Miller’s heritage and experience as an acclaimed sous chef in Noma Copenhagen, expect some English flair upon home-grown Aussie produce. Talk about a taste sensation. 

Where: Silvereye at Old Clare Hotel, Chippendale
When: Wednesday 9th March
Cost: $210 per person

PROJECT FUTURES Pop-up Fashion Sale 

This week PROJECT FUTURES Pop-up Fashion Sale gives you brands on sale with a social message. In combination with Glue Store, Showpo, Billabong, Clean Treats, Nexa and lifestyle mag Collective Hub, the sale with a heart raises money for PROJECT FUTURES’ Childwise Protective Behaviours Personal Safety Program that looks at education, communication, empowerment and preventative strategies to reduce the risk and number of children subjected to abuse. And with up to 40-50% off for you and 100% of the proceeds to the charity, there’ll be warm and fuzzy feelings all round. 

Where: Dockside Pavilion, Darling Harbour
When: Thursday 10th March, 11am - 8pm
Cost: Free

Artists’ Playground at The Galeries

Housing street artists, illustrators, object designers, paper engineers, sculptors, painters and multidisciplinary artists alike, all under the one roof, Artists’ Playground is everything the name suggests… and then some. Using The Galeries as their personal canvas to talk politics, hilarity and anything in between, these artists will run rampant, transforming the CBD into a living, breathing work of art. In partnership with Art Month, this is just the tip of the iceberg for The Galeries, also hosting Art Therapy sessions, performance art pieces, call-out submissions for its coveted Emerging Artist prize, Life Drawing classes and guided tours of the growing exhibition throughout. 

Where: The Galeries, CBD
When: Tuesday 1st – Thursday 31st March, 9am – 6pm 
Cost: Free

The Botanist's Grape Vs Grain Dinner

A night pitting beer against wine screams good ol’ fashioned competition in our books. But who takes the cake? The Botanist, is here to remind us that whichever floats our boat, the aim of the game is to think like the glass is always half full but act on always having it topped up with fresh and exciting flavours. With a helping hand from super-crafters Endeavour Beers and Prithine Wines, Grape VS Grain will be serving up the best Australian takes on beer and wine around, along with a four-course wonder-packed with gems including crab and pea arancini, pork belly, lamb tagine and even white chocolate and strawberry graced atop a chocolate sponge. The options are endless. The pairings, undeniable. Which will you choose?

Where: The Botanist, Kirribilli
When: Wednesday 9th March, 7pm
Cost: $80 per person

Still on the search for things to do in Sydney? These 50 things to do in autumn should help you out.

Image credit: Federica Portentoso at Daniel San

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