Welcome to 2016 and here’s to hoping that the year is filled with great food, head-spinning drinks and crazy events. In true Australian fashion, the weather just wasn’t sure what it wanted to be this week and assuming you didn’t melt in the heat or wash away in the storm, here are five awesome things to do in Sydney this week as you unwind from your first few weeks back at work.
Yoga + Breakfast at Opera Bar
Getting tired of the timber floorboard view in your local yoga studio? Why not enjoy the breathtaking sunrise views of the Sydney Harbour and join Kate Kendall at Opera Bar Café. Catered to all levels, slow thing downs after your early morning commute with the one hour class and enjoy breakfast by the harbour afterwards. Tickets fees include the class, breakfast provided by Sonoma Artisan Bakers, Single Origin Roasters and Botanica and a parking discount. Spaces are limited so book your tickets and grab your yoga gear.
Visit the website for more information and to book your tickets.
When: 7am everyday, until 28th January
Where: Opera Bar Lower Concourse, Sydney Opera House
World Square Silent Cinema
Feel inspired this summer with World Square’s silent cinema, every Wednesday night at 7pm. Get comfy in the deckchairs provided and enjoy your the Bacon Project burger and Valrhona Chocolate thickshake from Burger Project, as you enjoy the peace and quiet. Showcasing holiday classics such as Love Actually and When Harry Met Sally, be sure to reserve your seats as places are limited. If you feel like being transported to the East, the opportunity to watch The Monkey King as part of this year’s Chinese New Year celebration, welcoming in the year of the monkey.
Book your tickets here and search ‘Cinema in the Square’ under Buy Tickets.
When: Every Wednesday night at 7pm until 16th March
Where: World Square
Up Late With The Greats
Having travelled across the pond from the National Galleries of Scotland to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, masterpieces covering the Renaissance to Impressionism period are experiencing a bit of jet lag. Join Hannah Gadsby on Wednesday nights in her special rendition of Art after Hours, as she features alongside ARIA award winning gypsy band, Monsieur Camembert. For the budding artists, the Gallery transforms into The Great Drawing Salon on Thursday nights so grab your beret and be inspired by the sound of classical music. Grab your bespoke beer after work on Friday nights and the free recital performed by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
For more information, visit the website.
When: Wednesday – Friday nights, from 10am - 10pm
Where: Art Gallery of New South Wales
Moonlight’s Doggie Nights
Featuring cult classics and action blockbuster films, the team from Comfortis presents Moonlight Cinema’s dog friendly screenings this summer. Whether you be the couple that treats their dog like their kid, or a single soul that’s attached to their furry friends, bring your pet along and enjoy the outdoor cinema experience. With a fully licensed bar and LA-style food truck, leave the picnic at home and grab your four-legged pal and head on over. Just another reason why dogs will always be better than cats.
For more information visit Moonlight Cinema's website.
When: selected dates until March 27th
Where: Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park
The Bennelong Balcony
Nestled under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House, grab your friends and take your front row seat on the Bennelong Balcony. From 12pm to late every Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon, locals and visitors can step foot on the private balcony bar of the Sydney Opera House. Test out some of their summer cocktails such as ‘Whispers on the Breeze’ and ‘Just Fine and Dandy’ created by Bennelong Bar Manager Aaron Gaulke. Soak in one of Sydney’s best views while you nibble on their snack menu and unwind on a summer night.
When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoon in January, from 12pm to late
Where: The Bennelong Balcony, Sydney Opera House
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