Is it just us or does it feel like this month is going reaaalllllyyyyy slowly? With so much time on our hands, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to use this time to brush up on a few skills. Whether you decide to try your hand at cooking or improve that (non-existent?) green thumb of yours.
Here you go Sydney – here are nine awesome things to do this weekend.
Sculpture at Scenic World 2018
Pack your bags and head on up to the Blue Mountains this weekend for the ultimate art escape. Transforming the rainforest into a whimsical outdoor experience, Sculptures at Scenic World returns again for 2018 to showcase artworks from some of the best artists, both local and international. With a variety of installations like sculptures and interactive pieces dotted along the stunning 2.4km scenic walk—this is an event the whole family will love. Head on over and get your tickets here.
When: Thursday 19 April – Sunday 22 April
Where: Scenic World Blue Mountains
Cost: $32 – $69
The Batch Festival is back this weekend and as per usual, it’s presenting an exciting selection of storytellers, poets and comedians from across Australia, so you’ll be able to watch some of the most inventive and edgy new shows in Sydney. With a great line-up featuring Omar Musa, Cassie Workman and Black Birds Collective, as well as everything from stand up to burlesque, there’s no doubt you’ll find something to enjoy. Head over here for the full schedule and to grab your tickets.
When: Thursday 19 April – Saturday 21 April
Where: Griffin Theatre
Cost: $20 - $30
Thursday 19 April
Barbetta Classic Italian Workshop
Impress your friends with your pro cooking skills thanks to Barbetta’s Classic Italian workshops. This week, they’re teaching you how to make everybody’s favourite pasta dish, lasagne! In just 2 hours you’ll get to experience a hands on workshop with a step by step guide, grab intel into all the best kept lasagn making secrets and you’ll even take one home for later #bonus. This class caters for all skill levels, click here to book your spot.
When: Thursday 19 April, 6pm – 8pm
Cost: $125 pp
Friday 20 April
Flavours of Auburn Cooking Class
Indulge yourself in a cultural experience with the Flavours of Auburn’s Sri Lankan and Mongolian cooking class this weekend. Hosted by House of Welcome, an organisation supporting chefs from a refugee background, these classes have a relaxed atmosphere and are just damn delicious. You’ll feel right at home as you share recipes, prepare the meal and interact with the local community members but don’t forget to book, tickets can be found here.
When: Friday 20 April, 6pm – 9pm
Where: Auburn Centre for Community
Opera, Wine & Dine Series – Opera Safari
Attention all Opera Lovers—this one is for you. Back by popular demand, Opera Bites is presenting a spectacular evening filled with the world’s most beautiful music and an incredible three-course meal to match. Located in one of Sydney’s most beautiful heritage listed dining rooms, Opera Safari will showcase Donizetti’s most brilliant comic opera Don Pasquale. For more details, head here.
When: Friday 20 April, 7:15pm – 10pm
Where: Castlereagh Boutique Hotel
It’s on at Mr Wong
Whoever said it was possible to having too many dim sum, has clearly never met a foodie because they are severely Wong. This Friday you can head on over to our favourite Cantonese palace and indulge in a 10-course share style menu. With a selection of up to 80 dishes and a buzzing 1930s jazz vibe, this place is perfect to bring the crew for an after work hang. You might want to book though, it’s pretty popular. Tickets can be found here.
When: Friday 20 April, 8:30pm – 11pm
Where: Mr Wongs
Cost: $122 pp
Saturday 21 April
Fresh Harvest Beer Festival
Is it really the weekend if you don’t go to at least one alcoholic festival? We didn’t think so either. This Saturday The Cannery is holding a Fresh Harvest Beer Festival and they’ll be presenting the finest beer from breweries across NSW. With the opportunity to judge the Brewers Unearthed competition, eat your way through a few food stalls and live music to entertain throughout the event, you can kick on well into the night. If you need more details, head over here.
When: Saturday 21 April, 3pm – 11:30pm
Where: The Cannery Roseberry
Cost: Free entry
The Organic Veggie Garden
There’s nothing more satisfying than being able to pick your own home-grown produce. Sometimes it’s a little tricky to get started though, which is why the good folk at Pocket City Farms have organised a workshop that teaches you just that. You’ll learn all about how to design, set up and maintain your own organic garden as well as practical skills that will ensure you have a green thumb in no time. Suitable for all ages and all skill levels, you can purchase your tickets here.
When: Saturday 21 April, 12pm – 3pm
Where: Pocket City Farms
Sunday 22 April
All You Can Eat Momo
Join the growing momo craze this weekend with an all you can eat feast in the Northern Beaches. If you’re not sure what a momo is, it’s best described as a typical Napalese-style dumplings filled with vegetable or chicken and served with a tomato and sesame seed chutney. In other words, a mouth-watering doughy pillow. It’s no wonder this event is all you can eat! Bookings are essential—head on over here to get yours now.
When: Sunday 22 April, 5pm
Where: Hamro Aangan
Cost: $30 pp
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