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Five Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

By Sophia Fukunishi - 02 May 2016

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So we’ve made it to May. Well done us! To celebrate such an accomplishment, we have found five awesome things to do in Sydney this week that involve cheap eats, wine dinners, shoe donating and a whole lot of happy tapping. Let’s do this!

Get tapping happy with the NAB Happy Tappers event

If you’re a proud Android phone owner and you bank with NAB, boy do we have some good news for you. This week from 11am-4pm, NAB customers can access some of the best deals of 2016 including 1 buck bento boxes from The House of Luis Tan, 6c Cali Press juices and 1 buck burgers from Burgers By Josh. To be eligible for your daily, jaw-dropping Happy Tapping deal, all you have to do is download or update the NAB App and set up NAB Pay on your android phone, and head to Australia Square (George Street entrance)! These deals are so good; you’ll be dancing at the Happy Tappers pop-up like Happy Feet. This is exclusive to the first 500 NAB Pay customers daily—check out all the details here.

What: NAB Happy Tappers
Where: Australia Square
When: All week
Cost: Varies

Donate your shoes to the homeless

Have you done a bit of a wardrobe cull and have a mountain of shoes that you no longer wear? Sure, you could chuck them out or (and this is a wayyyy better option) you can donate them to the homeless. Surry Hills Boutique, The Cook, His Wife & Her Shoes and not-for-profit organisation, Rough Threads, is inviting people to donate their second hand (but good quality shoes) during the first week of every month. For more information, head here

What: Shoes for Sydney
Where: The Cook, His Wife & Her Shoes, Surry Hills
When: First week of May
Cost: Your shoes

Take a trip to Emilia-Romagna at Capriccio Osteria

Tuesday nights seems to be the night for regional dinners in Sydney… And we’re not complaining one bit. Head to Capriccio Osteria in Leichhardt a true taste of Italy this week. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, diners will be taken on a culinary journey around Italy. This week takes us to Emilia-Romagna where you’ll enjoy a five-course tasting menu with matching wines for only $65 per person. Head to the website to find out more.

What: Regional Italian Dinner Series
Where: Capriccio Osteria, Leichhardt
When: First Tuesday of every month at 7pm
Cost: $65 per person

Indulge in a very special wine dinner at ARIA

As part of Aussie Wine Month, ARIA is hosting a very special dinner celebrating some of the exceptional women in food and wine in Australia. Indulge in a four-course menu expertly paired with matching wines from four of Australia’s leading winemakers while learning about the processes, produce and stories of these women. Bookings are essential and cost $250 per person.

What: Leading Australian Women in Food and Wine
Where: ARIA, Sydney
When: Wednesday 4th May
Cost: $250 per person

Tackle a 1kg burrito

Prepare your belly, put on those elasticised pants and get yourself into the zone—the 1kg burrito challenge is on again at Mad Mex! Available at all Mad Mex stores from May 2nd, if you accept the challenge and are successful in finishing the beast of a burrito, you, my amigo, will score yourself an authentic Mexican wrestling mask as well as the glory and adoration of many. Are you ready?

What: The Big Burrito Challenge
Where: Mad Mex stores nationally
When: May 2nd to 5th June
Cost: Varies 

Looking for more things to do in Sydney? Try these food events to book in May.

Image credit: Alana Dimou at Mad Mex

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