Sydney's weather is looking a little sunnier this week, which means you have no choice but to get out there and make the most of it.
This week, dive deep into Sydney Aquarium and school yourself on all things sharks, try The Dolphin's tasty new prawn pizza, soak up some free pool and $6 vino, and head to the ultimate plant-based foodie showdown at Sydney's iconic Alibi Bar & Kitchen.
Here are five awesome things to do in Sydney this week.
Fluid: Courtney Act
There’s no doubt that this absolute babe of a performer has been nailing it since she first stepped a heel on Rupaul’s Drag Race. Now, Courtney Act is bringing us FLUID, an evening of song, soul, sexuality, and perhaps a little saliva (for anyone who sits too close). Head here to grab your tickets.
When: All week, 8pm - 9pm
Where: Darlinghurst Theatre Company, Darlinghurst
Cost: $75 – $95
Monday 24 February
Real Food Real Talk
Score an eight-course feed at Alibi Kitchen this week for the team’s Real Food Real Talk event. On the night, host Katrina Fox, founder of Vegan Business Media, will be joined by NOURISH Magazine’s Editor Rachael Morris, vegan influencer and celebrated cookbook author Cherie Tu (@thrivingonplants), and nutritionist and founder of plant-based catering company Nourishing Club, Kate Levins. The three panellists will discuss the rise of plant-based dining, challenges and misconceptions surrounding a plant-based lifestyle, as well as predictions for the future of the industry.
As for the menu, it’ll be packed with mouthwatering vegan treats like sourdough with viola butter, nutritional yeast, pink salt and olive oil, squash blossoms with pine nut ricotta, rainbow radish and flowers, heirloom tomato gazpacho with basil crouton and bronze fennel and smoked baba ganoush with za’atar lavosh and pomegranate. To make things even better, all proceeds made on the night will be donated to WIRES.
When: Monday 24 February, 6pm - 8.30pm
Where: Alibi Bar & Kitchen, Woolloomoolloo
Cost: $89 per person
Extended Happy Hour At Bondi Beach Public Bar
You can cure your Monday-itis at Bondi Beach Public Bar with a whole heap of specials to plan your week around. There’s free pool all day so you can uphold the title of “reigning pool champ” with your crew and an extended happy "hour” from 6pm to 9pm which means $6 wines, $6 beers and $12 cocktails.
When: Every Monday
Where: Bondi Beach Public Bar, Bondi
Tuesday 25 February
Pizza Special At The Dolphin
The Dolphin is plating up one hell of a pizza feast and yes, this is an epic way to spend your Tuesday evening. Head chef Tom Deadman has conjured up a pizza combo like no other in a creation called “A Shrimp Called Yamba”. This bad boy includes Yamba prawns, chilli, spinach, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella and lemon and it’s pretty much a summer party in your mouth.
When: Tuesday 25 February
Where: The Dolphin, Surry Hills
Wednesday 26 February
An Evening of Shark Discovery
For one night only, SEA LIFE Aquarium is throwing a one-off late-night shark tour, that will see green sea turtles, black and white tip reef sharks and sawfish at their liveliest. You’ll also be in for a panel discussion with shark experts covering topics such as Australia's attitudes towards sharks, shark fear, shark perceptions in the media and sharks' role in the important future of our oceans. Your ticket will give you full access to the aquarium from 6pm and $10 from each sale will go towards SEA LIFE Trust and Sharks And Rays Australia (SARA). More info is here.
When: Wednesday 26 February, 6pm - 8.30pm
Where: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Darling Harbour
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Image credit: SEA LIFE, Courtney Act, Alibi Kitchen & Bar, The Dolphin