Deep breaths everyone, October is on our doorsteps and there is heaps to do if you’re keen for a good time.
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Get ready for 31 days of fast-paced fun, as well as some much needed pampering, because why the hell not?!
Check Out Sculptures By The Sea
We’re so amped to see what’s in store for Sculptures By The Sea this year, kicking off on 18 October. Drawing thousands of visitors to the Eastern Suburbs’ idyllic coastal walk every year, the exhibition never disappoints and has become a must-do activity for the annual bucket list (and the ‘gram).
Eat Everything During Good Food Month
Good Food Month is just that—a month of good food, and we’re here for it. Celebrating 20 years this October, the annual gastronomy extravaganza dishes up an abundance of flavoursome pop-ups and foodie conversations with culinary masters, like Bill Granger and Neil Perry. It’s here from 5 to 22 October, so start planning all the eats to devour now.
Say Cheers At Pinot Palooza
With a name like Pinot Palooza, it’s a solid yes from us. Touring eleven cities in five countries, Pinot Palooza allows you to drink your way ‘round the world at Carriageworks with incredible wine tastings from across the globe. Whether you’re a wine expert or simply a wine enthusiast (*raises hand*), this day-long event on 7 October is for anyone who appreciates a good drop.
Watch A Star Is Born
A contemporary remake of a Hollywood classic, A Star Is Born tells the story of a weathered musician who discovers and falls in love with a struggling artist. Sounds pretty familiar, yeah? However, the weathered musician is babe Bradley Cooper in his directorial debut, and the struggling artist is Lady Gaga in her motion picture debut (YAS!), so we know it’s worth a watch. Grab the popcorn ‘coz this adaptation is already rakin’ in the accolades. It hits cinemas on 18 October.
Hit The Night Noodle Markets
With daylight savings kicking off from 7 October (hallelujah), it’s undoubtedly the time to round up your pals and get outside, and Sydney’s Night Noodle Markets is the perfect excuse. Feast on sizzling stir-frys, crispy calamari and spicy noodles all night long. Our advice? Wear your stretchy pants ‘coz there are far too many dishes to devour. It’s on from 5 to 22 October so multiple visits are definitely on the cards.
Get Your Pickle On
Foodies, rejoice! We found a fun and fabulous way to spend a Sunday morning. The legends at Marrickville’s Cornersmith Cafe are hosting a pickling and chutney workshop where you can learn the art of vinegar based preserving, so you can pickle ‘til your heart’s content at home. It’s going down on 21 October, sign us up!
Head To The Kingdom of Rice Opening
If you missed Merivale’s Mr Liquor’s Dirty Italian Disco pop-up earlier this year (or you loved it and you’re thirsty for more), then do we have good news for you! Merivale is partnering with Acme’s Mitch Orr and his team to reopen the drive-through roller door and launch Kingdom of Rice—a tasty, street-style Cambodian pop-up (double yes).
Find The Lost Picnic
Let’s be honest, we all love a day festival, and we think Lost Picnic is an epic way to spend a Saturday in Sydney. Dubbed the ultimate party in the park, Lost Picnic celebrates everything there is to love about spring. The annual event is jam-packed with tasty food stalls, kooky activations and music with live performances from the likes of Meg Mac (tick), Tash Sultana (tick tick) and Odette (tick tick tick). It’s a bohemian beauty not to be missed, so don’t forget your picnic blanket, this one’s scheduled for 13 October.
Say Hola At The Latin Music And Salsa Night
Who wouldn’t want to spend a night kickin’ up your heels and sippin’ sangria, amirite?! Back by popular demand, The Grounds of Alexandria’s salsa soiree is a fun-filled night of laughter, dancing and, of course, delicious food. Set in The Grounds’ gorgeous, glowing garden on 25 October, you and your friends can sink your teeth into a drool-worthy, South American-inspired menu and learn how to really shake it with salsa demonstrations and live music from by Los Papis.
Be Amazed At XHE
The team at Carriageworks never disappoint with their carefully curated and thought-provoking performances—and we’re delightfully intrigued by XHE by Daniel Kok and Miho Shimizu. A five-hour long mix of dance, sculpture and electronic music, XHE is said to be a kaleidoscopic and immersive performance where the audience searches for an elusive, fluid figure that is not ‘he’, nor ‘she’ nor ‘it’. There are two shows on 19 and 21 October, so don't miss the boat!
If dressing up is wrong then we don’t ever want to be right, ‘cos here at The Urban List we love a little Halloween spirit. No basic witches this year; with so much topical inspiration to draw upon, how can we not get creatively crafty?! And there’ll be plenty of Halloween parties to populate your calendar and show off your Halloween couture. Pricilla’s, Watson’s Bay Boutique Hotel and Oxford Art Factory are just a few of the many venues to host a spooky celebration.
Image credit: Elle Borgward