It’s finally here, Syd and it’s set to be an absolute cracker. If reality is starting to hit and your failed persuasion of the weather ‘not being too cold’ is slowly fading like ours, make your way to these sizzling events, which will be sure to warm you right up. Welcome to the weekend of designer labels, art, rosé and unicorns. Yes, unicorns.
Here are 12 awesome things to do in Sydney this weekend!
Opera: Lucia di Lammermoor
Lucia is a woman on the edge of insanity (aren’t we all?), who was deceived by her brother, bereft of her lover and she marries a man she doesn’t even love. Yep, this is already sounding like a classier version of #LoveIsland and we’re absolutely onboard. If Opera has never been your thing, it should be now. Grab your tickets here.
When: All weekend
Where: Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Cost: From $46
FYI Vegans You Won't Want To Miss This...
PSST guys, word on the street is that there is an underground vegan feast happening next Monday (and yes, we know we're in weekend mode, but let's be real Monday will be here before we know it, so let's make it delish AF!) and we're talking total #MeatFreeMonday goals.
Thursday 28 June
Make A Wish Designer Sale
Luckily for us, Make-A-Wish has teamed up with some of fashion’s biggest names to showcase a huge warehouse sale full of designer clothing and should you buy a bunch if stuff you’ll be serving a double whammy (coats for a cause people) with all funds going to making the wishes of children battling critical illness come true. You’ll find Aussie labels such as Sass & Bide, Aje, Jac & Jack, Scanlan Theodore, Tony Bianco and Ginger & Smart, whom are offering fashionistas (you, as of now) between 50-70% off. Prepare for your wallets to be empty and bags to be full after this one hell of a sale. More info and tickets here.
When: Thursday 28 June
Where: Commune, 901 Bourke Street, Waterloo
Cost: Donation of $10
Makers Night: Terrariums & Craft Beer
What can you make with a glass container, soil, rocks and miniature succulents? A terrarium (obvs)! You’ll be getting your hands kinda dirty with this one but hey, you’ll also get to enjoy a cold brew by The Little Alchemist Brewing Co. while you play God with your terrarium. Book here.
When: Thursday 28 June, 6-8pm
Where: Kinokuniya Sydney, Lvl 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street
Friday 29 June
Luxe Sale Sydney
Hawkeye Vintage has rounded up our favourite designer bags, accessories and clothing from the 80s, 90s and 2000s with labels including Chanel, Dior, Hermes and Louis Vuitton at 60% off. Dead serious. Luxey us! No, we’re not apologising for that pun. Book here.
When: Friday 29 & Saturday 30 June, 10am-5pm
Where: Mrs Banks Boutique Hotel, 259 Oxford Street, Paddington
Sydney Beer & BBQ Fest
Uh huh, exactly what it sounds like. A beer and BBQ fest is coming at you Sydney and y’all are invited. Seventy Aussie and international brewers, cider makers and BBQ bosses are attending too, ready to give you the best Beer and BBQ time of yo’ life. Buy tickets here.
When: Friday 29 June, 4-10pm
Where: The Entertainment Quarter
Cost: From $29.13
Blues & Mulled Wine @ The Grounds
Guitars, pianos, harmonicas and mulled wine. On a scale of one to 10 how impressed are you with our new-found #adulting lives? Jam along to live music from talented, local artists such as Ben Goldstein, Josue Vilches and Sam Joole this Friday at The Grounds. And the best part, your four-legged friends are also totally welcome!
When: Friday 29 June, 6.30-9.30pm
Where: The Grounds of Alexandria, 2 Huntley Street, Alexandria
Saturday 30 June
Secret Cities Redfern Scavenger Hunt
Yep, this is an actual scavenger hunt for adults and we know you’re into it. Discover parts of the city you never even knew about and figure out hints that’ll lead you through alleyways, eateries and art shops with surprises around every corner (literally). And trust us, it’ll all be well-worth it when you score a few rounds of #dranks at the end… should you win, that is. Register here.
When: Saturday 30 June, 1-4pm
Where: Starts at Redfern Park
National Indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair
Kicking off the celebrations of NAIDOC Week 2018, Indigenous art centres and artists will be promoting and selling their work at the Overseas Passenger Terminal this Saturday. You’ll find artworks, sculptures, textiles and a bunch of special trinkets to take home.
When: Saturday 30 June, 10am-5pm
Where: Overseas Passenger Terminal, 130 Argyle Street, The Rocks
Bottomless Rosé Saturdays
Yep, you heard it here first. Nomad is hosting a bottomless rosé feast and we’re thinking that’s the best way to spend a Saturday. If the rosé part isn’t enough for you (who even are you?), you will be able to nibble on cannellini bean hummus with wood-fired focaccia, zucchini flowers, BBQ spatchcock and (really dang good) spiced cauliflower. Drooool. Get tix here.
When: Saturday 30 June, 12pm
Where: Nomad, 16 Foster Street, Surry Hills
Cost: $75 per person
Yoga & Wine
If you haven’t heard, they say the only things you need to be healthy are yoga and wine. Who ‘they’ are is irrelevant, so let’s just get to it. Go on down to Handpicked Cellar Door this weekend because here, you can join a one-hour yoga session followed by a well-deserved wine tasting to quench your thirst after your super strenuous yoga work out #liveyourbestlife. Details here.
When: Saturday 30 June, 11.30am-1pm
Where: Handpicked Cellar Door, 50 Kensington Street, Chippendale
Sydney Craft Beer & Cider Fair
Back again for its seventh year, The Oak Barrel is showcasing the best of the best of Australian and international craft beer and cider. There will be 22 stalls dedicated to beer and cider from local craft producer and FYI, if you don’t have a beer baby, you’re not ready to leave. Get tickets here.
When: Saturday 30 June, 4-7pm
Where: The Oak Barrel, 152 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
Cost: $45 members, $55 guests
Sunday 1 July
Unicorn High Tea
Hold onto your fairy floss everyone, because a unicorn high tea is here (yeah, we had to read it twice too). Prepare to be showered in rainbows, sprinkles aaaand cakes (picks jaw up off the floor). Made By The Hill has teamed up with Pasticceria Papa to deliver magic straight to you in the form of a three-tiered tower of unicorn goodness, including zuccherati cones with soft serve and ricotta cakes. And don’t worry about having to multitask (eating and snapping pics) ‘cos there will be a magical unicorn photo booth. More details here.
When: Sunday 1 July, 10am
Where: Made By The Hill, 55 Sherbrooke Street, Rooty Hill
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