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Five Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

By Alissa Del Vecchio - 11 Apr 2016

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Batter up, kids—Sydney’s opened a whole ballpark full of new things to do. Step away from the norm and swing on over for some new experiences, new skills and maybe even a new you? This week we’re thinking mojito masters, wine-enthusiasts, whisky-knowers, cheese-goers, culture kings and Steve Irwin impersonators. 

Leo Buring wine dinner at CHISWICK

So you think you know wine? Think again. South Australian renowned Riesling extraordinaire, Leo Burning is adding an extra spring into your CHISWICK step this week with a four-course food coma devised straight from the glorious and inventive culinary mind of Head Chef, Richie Dolan. Coupled with some Matt Moran devised canapes set to prime you for the upcoming deliciousness and, of course, an array of premium selected Leo Burning Wines set amongst the lush backdrop of Woollahra, this dinner is set to be no ordinary Tuesday. Places are limited so treat yo’self to a spot here.

Where: CHISWICK, Woolhara 
When: Tuesday 12th April, 6:30pm 
Cost: $150 per person 

Cocktail Masterclass at Workshops Manly

When it comes to cocktails, there are two kinds of people in this world. A) the people that are good at making them and B) the people that are great at drinking them. Although majority of us unashamedly are the latter (guilty!) it’s safe to say Workshops Manly are set to change the status quo. Head on over to their unmissable masterclass this Wednesday, set to teach you all the cosmic mojo surrounding your favourite candy coloured drinks from international barmen with enough cocktail knowhow to make you drunk just thinking about it. Plus, with recipes and taste-testing, you’re set to be the next best thing *adds ‘cocktail whiz kid’ to resume.

Where: Workshops Manly, Manly
When: Wednesday 13th April, 7-9pm 
Cost: $65

Sunset Session: Whisky + Cheese Masterclass at Opera Bar 

Vamoose, wine! Cheese has a new lover. Spend a night with whiskey expert Luke Hanzlicek as he takes you on a journey of international, malty heights, pairing whisky from Scotland, Ireland and Japan, against a plethora of invitingly tasteful cheeses. A place with snacks and canapes to clear the palate, tasting notes and a small take-home from the session make for a delightful addition to this already enticingly unique evening. Oh and did we mention there will be a whiskey based cocktail upon arrival and conclusion? A hello and goodbye we wished happened when we walked through every door. But alas, with a tight-knit class of twenty, school's in session only for the fast, so be sure to book here.

Where: Opera Bar (Lower concourse level), Sydney 
When: Monday 11th April, 6pm
Cost: $95 per person

Ta-ku Residency at Golden Age Cinema 

Creative has a new name. Producer, photographer, fashion collaborator and all-round cultural mastermind, Ta-ku hosts a weeklong collaboration with Sydney’s top visionaries in food, music, sight and sound; housed at Surry Hills’ cinematic Golden Age in the repurposed Paramount House. Sounding familiar? Might’ve caught him at one of his sold out shows at VIVID Festival or his set at Field Day earlier this year. Discussing creativity in the wake of technology, the residency includes a guided MCA tour, nightly host talks with culinary thinkers (Mitch Orr, Dan Hong and Andrew Levins), music producers, photographers and fashion industrios along with his very own photographic exhibition both titled and scored under his latest Songs To Make Up To EP. A breath of fresh air for Sydney streets, this exhibition is a must for anyone looking to know the ins and outs of the creative industry.

Where: Golden Age Cinema, Paramount House, Surry Hills
When: Monday 11th April - Friday 15th April
Cost: Tickets available via contest submission here

Taronga Zoo Mobile at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

With school holiday shenanigans a’looming, be sure to get the kids together and head down to the Watsons Bay for a sneak peak of Taronga, seaside. Get up close and personal with all your favourite furry pals, perhaps a few scaly ones too (from a distance) while you sip and dine amidst perfect views and menu to match. Extra brownie points to the older sister that brings their brother as a decoy to see the animals and the Dad who, without fail, manages to put on a Steve Irwin accent. There's always one. 

Where: Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, Watsons Bay
When: Wednesday 13th April - Wednesday 20th April
Cost: $15 per child, Adults are free (yes!)

Image credit: Opera Bar

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