This is officially our last weekend before we reach the halfway mark of 2018, and boy, what a bangin’ year it has been so far. Keep up the good work, Syd, and treat yo’self this weekend to truffles, yoga, wine, films and dogs.
Yep, this week is set to be an absolute corker. Here are 13 awesome things to do in Sydney this week.
Good Food & Wine Show
The Good Food & Wine Show is essentially the culmination of what happens when you give Australia’s foodie community the best produce and the stage to showcase their most delicious creations, really. Picture the best food and wine in Australia all in one room ripe for your eating pleasure and walking out in a food coma, and you're on the right track. If smelly cheese and just eating a bunch of delicious food with expertly matched wine is your kind of thing, then the Good Food & Wine Show has your name written all over it. Head here for details.
When: Friday 22 – Sunday 24 June
Where: International Convention Centre Sydney, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney
Truffle Season At Salt Meats Cheese
Any season is better than winter (sorry ice kings and queens), but truffle season is better than them all. Salt Meats Cheese is offering truffle pizza with scamorza cheese, fior di latte, French goat’s cheese, mushrooms and fresh shaved WA truffle. Plus, there’s also their handmade fresh egg truffle tagliolini with Pepe Saya organic butter, 36-month Parmigiana Reggiani and (yep) more truffle. We don’t know which one to gobble up first, but luckily for us, truffle season is lasting all the way through June and July. AKA, you have time to make your way through the entire menu.
When: Throughout June and July
Where: Salt Meats Cheese in Circular Quay, Broadway and Drummoyne
Thursday 21 June
WeWork x International Yoga Day
Calling all yogis and wannabees. Everybody’s favourite yoga slash activewear brand, lululemon (just wearing it makes you WANT to exercise), is teaming up with WeWork to host a day dedicated to wellness and yoga. You’re in for a forty-five minutes vinyasa flow yoga class by lululemon ambassador, Amy Giuliano, followed by a panel discussion on how to live a balanced life. After this one, you surely will be able to do more than just downward dog. You can register here.
When: Thursday 21 June, 6pm
Where: WeWork, 100 Harris Street, Pyrmont
Friday 22 June
Beers & Balls
Yep, you heard it correctly. Brazil v Costa Rica is, hands down, the epitomic game in the World Cup and what’s better than also having a brew in your hand while you watch the whole thing go down? That’s right, nothing. Be sure to pick up a Brew Score Card from the bar because Beer DeLuxe has chosen eight countries participating in their version of the World Cup—all you need to do is buy a beer from each country on the card to win a prize. One tip: pace yourself.
When: Friday 22 June, 9.30pm
Where: Beer DeLuxe King Street Wharf, 9 Lime Street, Sydney
Saturday 23 June
Qantas Wine’s Winter Festival
All you need to know: unlimited tastings of more than 200 wines, spirits and Champagnes, a Sake Samurai (yes, actually), live jazz bands and an array of warming food is happening at this one. And if that isn’t enough for you, there are also three masterclasses on the day; wine and cheese, winter wines and smoked meats, plus champagne and oysters. Thank you, Qantas. You can buy tickets here.
When: Saturday 23 June, 1-5pm
Where: Sydney Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney
Cost: $75 or 12,000 Frequent Flyer points
Belles’ Bottomless Brunch At Tramsheds
Our three favourite B’s: Belles, bottomless and brunch. A ticket to brunch at Belles Hot Chicken Tramsheds will get you a serve of chicken and waffles and 90-minutes of unlimited Bloody Mary’s and Prosecco. TBH, they had us at brunch. Make sure to book online and this one doesn’t allow walk-ins.
When: Saturday 23 June, 11.30am-2pm
Where: Belles Hot Chicken, Tramsheds
Cost: $50 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. We know you’re sold—buy your tickets here.
When: Saturday 23 June, 11.30am-1pm
Where: Handpicked Cellar Door, 50 Kensington Street, Chippendale
Refugee Film Festival: Human Flow
Ai Weiwei is one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world and Dendy Cinemas is bringing us ‘Human Flow’, Ai Weiwei’s directed and produced documentary, and we are more than thankful. You will be able to envision the current global refugee crisis in a way you never have before, with the film giving the voiceless a voice and ICYMI it’s all thanks to Refugee Week. You can grab more info here.
When: Saturday 23 June, 6.30pm
Where: Dendy Cinemas Opera Quays, 2 East Circular Quay, Sydney
Cost: From $250
Women of Australian Distilling
Ladies and gentlemen, get around our gals and support the small number of women involved in the Australian distilling movement at The Barber Shop. You will be listening to incredible female pioneers who help shape the Australian Craft Distilling industry, all whilst sipping on your Australian Gin Cocktail served on arrival. For more info and tickets, head here.
When: Saturday 23 June, 1-3pm
Where: The Barber Shop, 89 York Street, Sydney
Cost: $25 per ticket
Sunday 24 June
Sydney Vegan Market
Vegans, hold onto your tofu, because Vegan NSW and COMMUNE have teamed up once again to present to you, the Sydney Vegan Market. Be sure to head to Waterloo with an empty belly ‘cause there will be stalls filled with fresh vegan food and drinks for you to devour all day long. That’s not all—you’ll also find vegan (obviously) health and beauty products, clothing and a plethora of charities and organisations to support along the way. There will be plenty of space for your furry friends too so go on, bring your pooch! There is no parking, so hop on a bus or a train and head down. Tickets are available here.
When: Sunday 24 June, 10am-4pm
Where: COMMUNE, 901 Bourke Street, Waterloo
Cost: $5/GA ticket
Chun Yin Rainbow Chan x Silent Film Screening
The Art Gallery of NSW is showcasing their latest free film series, ‘Starburst: icons of Chinese cinema’ this Saturday and it’s all about celebrating the extraordinary lives of four Chinese actresses from the early 20th Century to today. This Sunday, 1930s screen icon, Ruan Lingyu’s performance in the silent classic, The Goddess, will be complemented by musician and artist, Chun Yin Rainbow Chan. This is the answer to all of your “I just want a chilled Saturday night” prayers. More info here.
When: Sunday 24 June, 4pm
Where: The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery Road, The Domain
Dating With Dogs
What’s better than dating? Uhhh, dating with dogs, obvi. If you’ve been on the hunt for a while or if you’re just looking to spice things up, one thing is for sure, dog’s get you dates.
Although this event is, of course, BYOD (bring your own dog), if your furry friend is busy or if you are just a dog lover, you’re still more than welcome to come. There sure will be tails wagging left, right and centre. Grab your tickets here.
When: Sunday 24 June, 2-4pm
Where: The Sheaf, 429 New South Head Road, Double Bay
Cost: $45.42 per ticket
Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like. A row of suitcases filled to the brim with second-hand and handmade wares, ready to be rummaged through. You will be digging out vintage artworks, clothing, books, jewellery, records and whatever else you can find, really. It’s like a giant lucky dip for adults and we’re into it. Head here for more info.
When: Sunday 24 June, 11am-4pm
Where: The Goods Line, Haymarket
Cost: Free ($25 for stall holders)
Head over and check out these free things to do this June in Sydney.
Belles Hot Chicken | Image credit: Caitlin Hicks