As Easter comes to a close and you’re ticking off the last places on your list of What’s Open This Easter Long Weekend, it’s hard to shake the inevitable post-long-weekend woes from your mind. Thankfully, we live in a city where ‘every day is a holiday’ is a socially accepted mantra and, as such, Sydney intends on keeping those weekend vibes alive. This week we’re thinking shopaholics, cheesy wine-goers, dorky dancers, dumpling food comas and art with a message.
Big Fashion Sale
Attention all shoe fanatics, bikini babes, leather-jacket donners and LBD admirers: If there’s only one thing you do this week, it’s this! Big Fashion Sale is housing the latest and greatest brands including Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, Kenzo, Maurie & Eve, Third Form, House of Cards and Miu Miu Eyewear all under the one roof. Head on down for up to 80% off season favourites and timeless gems, all waiting for a spot in your wardrobe! However, like any loved up clothes event, a game plan is a must—so be sure to sign up here for VIP updates about current and upcoming events to dodge the cues, snag your favourite looks and hopefully avoid one too many elbows to the face as manic shopaholic mayhem is sure to kick in. Yes, they accept credit cards #winning.
Where: 74 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills
When: Thursday 31st March – Sunday 3rd April
Cost: Free (until you actually buy something… which you most likely will)
The Tasting Glass
Romeo and Juliet, Will and Kate, Kim and Kanye; love affairs that have nothing on the ultimate pair—wine and cheese, the simple yet adored delicacy of anyone with taste. Take a leaf out of wine writer, Andrew Graham’s book as he gives you the know-how on which cheeses make the cut when paired with nine exclusively selected wines from Australia, Italy, Spain and France. Plus, you’ll receive a wine tasting booklet and three specialist wine tasting glasses to ensure that your next cheese-filled wine soiree is as swanky and illustrious as can be! We won’t be surprised if you start hosting them every week, just don’t forget to invite us, yes? Book your spot here.
Where: The Tasting Glass, Sydney
When: Wednesday 30th March, 7-9pm
Cost: $75 per person
Biennale of Sydney
Already in full swing, Sydney is steadily etching away at the rock that is art. Hosting their 20th contemporary visual arts festival, Biennale of Sydney is a three-month long in-depth look into the exciting, quirky and talented worlds of some of the best international and home-grown artists to date including works by boychild, Samuel Beckett, Joyce Campbell and Richard Bell. From guided exhibition tours, to artist’s talks, live performances and entertainment, this festival is plotted all over Sydney in hotspots including Cockatoo Island and the MCA, and is sure to excite and question your mind well after it’s over. Start off with How to work in the Arts without being and Artist at The Art Gallery of New South Wales on Tuesday and then dive head first into all the artists you can get your hands on! Up for more? Create your own planner and personalise your festival experience here.
Where: Various locations around Sydney (Cockatoo Island, MCA Australia, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, ArtSpace, In-Between Space, Mortuary Station, Mobile Book Stall, Carriageworks)
When: Friday 18th March – Sunday 5th June
Groove Therapy’s Heartbreak Therapy
Let’s face it, heartbreak sucks. From betrayal to lost loves to anyone who’s ever wanted to be the sixth member of N*SYNC—we’re sad. And although our ship has surely sailed, much like the glory days of Timberlake ramen-hair, Heartbreak Therapy is here to remind us we can pop it, lock it, and dance away our woes, even if we have no idea how. Go solo for $20 or bring a recent heartbreakee pal for $15 and shake out that sadness to deep beats and the choreographical stylings of Groove Therapy’s Vanessa Marian, her hip-hop intel garnered from years of experience in Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, the Big Apple and our very own backyard. We’re sure you’ll be strutting and tutting your way back home with a huge smile on your face. Sorry what was their name again? #cured
Where: The Wellington, Chippendale
When: Wednesday 30th March
Cost: $20 per person, $15 with a pal
$1 Dumpling Wednesdays at Johnny Wong's
Straight off the streets of Taiwan, Johnny Wong’s Dumpling Wednesdays are your debit card-friendly, dumpling best friend. Grab the gang and head on in from 6pm for the likes of pork cabbage and garlic chive dumplings, chicken and water chestnut dim sims and, of course, a hearty xiao long bao. Acclaimed for their pancakes just as much as their dumplings, be sure to leave room for a roast duck pancake, set to really hit the spot. Plus, any vegetarians in the house? Vegetable, mushroom and coriander and with Japanese style vegetable dumplings are here to tickle your fancy too! For best results, repeat every Wednesday.
Where: Johnny Wongs, , Darlinghurst
When: Every Wednesday from 6pm
Cost: From $1
Image credit: Big Fashion Sale