Sydney’s got a kick-ass line up of events this weekend. Whether you're in the mood to celebrate the warmer weather with friends, get up close and personal with literary giants, or spend some hard-earned cash on a whole new get-up, Sydney’s pulling out all the stops to welcome in Spring, and we’re getting around it.
Here’s every awesome even to check out in Sydney this weekend.
Climate Change Strikes
It’s pretty hard to avoid news about the sorry state of planet Earth these days, but in case you’ve been in a media blackout, there’s a huge Global Climate Strike kicking off this Friday 20 September, and we’re asking you to join us out there on the streets as we send a message to the government that it’s time to take action ahead of the UN Climate Action summit on 23 September.
When: Friday 20 September
Where: The Domain, Sydney
Margaret Attwood Live
Praise be! The literary legend Margaret Attwood is coming to the big screen. To celebrate the long-awaited arrival of The Testament, the sequel to the trending novel The Handmaid’s Tale, cinemas are scoring an exclusive live broadcast with Attwood herself. We are talking exclusive readings from the new book as well as insights into the mind of one of the world’s most renowned authors. Focusing on women’s rights and themes of resistance and social critique, this is an unmissable event for all bookworms and lovers of the hit TV series alike.
Where: Selected Sydney Cinemas across Sydney
When: Thursday 19 September – Sunday 22 September
The Butler’s Bottomless Lunch
As the weather warms up, cooling down with a glass of bubbles or two seems the best way to make the most of a weekend. So every Sunday in Spring this tropical oasis is bringing Sydney a bottomless bubbles lunch that you don’t want to miss. The Butler will be in full bloom this season, serving up a mouth-watering Ibero-American menu complete with Kingfish ceviche and four cheese fundido just to name a few. Gather your long lunching crew, and slap on your Sunday best, this is one to get excited for.
Where: The Butler, Potts Point
When: Every Sunday
Croissants And Petanque
A leafy green rooftop in Mosman is getting a South of France makeover this Spring with Croissants and Petanque. The Fernery is hosting a month-long event every Sunday serving up a menu of flaky pastry perfection. Sink your teeth into a truffle and brie or chocolate cookie crumble croissant as you sip on Lanson Champagne and rosé from Provence. The authentic french menu continues with steak au poivre and frites. If you’ve still got room for the games, challenge your pals to a free game of petanque the French take on lawn bowls.
Where: The Fernery, Mosman
When: Every Sunday
P.A.M Mega Sale
No need to sift through market stalls for a bargain this weekend. Perks and Mini, the ultimate streetwear store in Sydney are putting on an epic sale to end all sales. This bright and sunny boutique space will be packed with pieces to perfect your fits. We’re talking up to 90% off selected brands including Gosha Rubchinskiy, WTAPS, Neighborhood, Aries and Eckhaus Latta this will be worth lining up for.
Where: PAM Store, Darlinghurst
When: Thursday 19 September – Monday 23 September
The Big Design Market
With a stellar line up of over 200 stalls, this is a wonderland for the Sydney shopper, with exclusive and unique gifts from the best independent designers. Get your hands on homewares, fashion, jewellery, ceramics and accessories as well as the best bites from local taste-makers. Fishbowl, Broomfields Pies, Archie Rose and more will be fuelling the event so you’re in for a treat.
When: Friday 20 September – Sunday 22 September
Chin Chin’s Schvitz And Spritz
Slap on your leg warmers and lycra, because Chin Chin and Retrosweat are bringing back the ultimate old school aerobics class with a twist. They’re packing up the tables and turning up the 80s anthems so you can feel the burn and earn your brunch this weekend. After a good schvitzing get your spritz on, as they serve up the Retrosweat cocktails to cool you down after your warm-up. Treat yourself with Squat on the Beach or Lychees in Lycra just to name a few. Then refuel with the five-course brunch menu that you deserve.
Where: Chin Chin, Surry Hills
When: Saturday 21 September
Yeti Fun Bun
If Sydney had a sweet and giant take on the regular fluffy pork bun… you’d want to know, right? For the next few weeks, Din Tai Fung will be plating up mammoth buns (a casual three times the size of the ol’ staple morsel) filled with three colourful mini buns so you can really get your food coma on. Inside this guy, expect an orange bun filled with molten choc, a pink bun packed with red velvet filling and a purple bun filled with blueberry cream cheese (all to celebrate the release of Abdominal in cinemas).
When: Until Wednesday 9 August
Where: Din Tai Fung, various locations across Sydney
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