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17 Things To Do This Weekend In Sydney

By Jessica Best - 09 Nov 2017


Alright people, say goodbye to the working week and hello to fun times forever, at least for the next few days. We know you’re still recovering from the feeds and events from last weekend, and no doubt Melbourne Cup took it’s toll as well. But take a quick Berocca and power nap and you’ll be good to go.

The next few days are bringing you a swimwear pop-up from the biggest bikini babes around, free veggie boxes from the legendary CHISWICK, pub crawls, outdoor cinemas, a bottomless beer brunch and yoga… you know, just for good measure.

Here are 17 things to do this weekend in Sydney.

All Weekend

Monday Swimwear Pop-Up

The bikini connoisseurs (you’ll know them as Tash Oakley and Devin Brugman) are whipping up a major event in good ol’ Sydney town this weekend. Other than giving us a massive heart attack because they’re in our relative vicinity, this power duo is also giving us a first look at their Resort ‘18 ‘kini collection. Not to freak you out even more but you’ll also get to meet these legends IRL.

Where: La Piscine by Contemporary Hotels
When: November 11 and 12, 11am-3pm
Cost: Free entry

Precinct 75 Summer Design Pop-Up

We all know you’re suckers for some serious retail therapy so bring your wallet—you’re about to spend some good dosh on a heap of boutique homewares and independent labels. Along with all the bespoke designers, there’ll be some delicious nosh to munch on between purchases from places like Buttercream Bakery and Rice Pantry (and oysters from The Urban Winery should you want to glam things up a bit). More info here.

Where: 75 Mary Street, St Peters
When: November 11,
10am and November 12, 5pm
Cost: Free entry

Thursday 9 November


For some seriously jaw-dropping cinematography, Radical Reels is airing nine of the most extreme, high-adrenaline films from the latest Banff Mountain Festival and guys, it’s literally the most captivating series of films. Ever. Watch climbers, paddlers, BASE jumpers, skiers, snowboarders and mountain-bike riders conquer ridiculous terrains complete with stunning vistas shot from unbelievable vantage points. We can’t credit this festival enough so make sure you grab your tickets here.

When: November 9-10, 7pm-10pm
Where: Seymour Centre
Cost: $34.50 per 

Friday 10 November

Veggie Van

This one’s almost too good to be true but if you like the sounds of free food delivered to your door, read on. To celebrate the new Spring menu at CHISWICK, Matt Moran and head chef Tom Haynes are driving the iconic Veggie Van around town to bring you a selection of handpicked fruit, vegetables and herbs. Just register here for your chance to have these veggie boxes delivered straight to your door!

Where: Veggie Boxes delivered straight to your door
When: November 10
Cost: Free

Stranger Drinks

Guys, it’s a Stranger Things pub crawl (kind of). We know, we’re freaking out too. Basically, if you’re a major fan of the Upside Down world or Eggos… or just pub crawls and meeting new people in general, make sure you swipe up some tickets for the perfect way to end the working week. Deets here.

Where: Scary Canary
When: November 10, 
Cost: $20 per person

Aussie Night Markets Blacktown

If you didn’t already know, the Blacktown Night Markets have been coined an international foodie haven bearing goods such as Spanish pupusa, Filipino skewers, dumplings, paella and gozleme. And don’t worry, there’s plenty happening on the dessert front to keep your sweet tooth happy—think gourmet fairy floss and Dutch pancakes. Yep. For more info head here.

Where: 62 Flushcombe Road, Blacktown
When: November 10
Cost: Free

Saturday 11 November

Newtown Festival Outdoor Cinema

Never short on an outdoor cinema, Sydney is offering even more under-the-stars antics. And in true Newtown Festival style, all funds will continue to go towards the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre to provide services for those doing it tough. Bring a rug and kickback (with free popcorn) to watch old fam favourite, The Goonies. More info here.

Where: Camperdown Memorial Rest Park
When: November 11, 7:30pm- 10pm
Cost: $5 per person

Love Is Love

Lock in the Love Is Love Party at Move’In Bed. The iconic outdoor cinema (famous for its 150 outdoor beds) is celebrating all things lurrrve with screenings of Brokeback Mountain and Moonlight. There are 300 FREE tickets to a seat on the grass and a DJ set pre-movies, just casually. Reserve your spot here.

Where: Fox Studios
When: November 11,
5pm to midnight
Cost: Free

Deckers In The Night

Um no biggie (it’s actually a huge biggie) but if riding a classic double-decker bus has been on your bucket list ever since the dawn of the Harry Potter era, you’ll want to pay close attention to this one. Deckers In The Night gives you the opp. to see the Sydney Bus Museum collection and cruise around the CBD aboard a historic double-decker (plus there’s food!). Get your tickets here.

Where: Leichhardt Tram Sheds
When: November 11, 6pm-midnight
Cost: $15 per person

Sunday 12 November

Newtown Festival

Newtown Festival is back in a big, big way (and P.S. It’s in its 39th year so... brace yourselves). It’s the biggest and best festival for social change in Australia so you can bet every dollar you’re spending is going towards a damn good cause like supporting frontline services for those doing it tough in the Inner-west. On top of that, cue all the doozy local bands, the ‘Heaps Gay Karaoke Closet’ and as always, bring your furry friends along!

When: November 12, 9:30am-5:30pm
Where: Camperdown Memorial Rest Park
Cost: $5 per person on entry

Firedoor Brunch

It’s no coincidence that the Firedoor brunch series takes place on the last day of the week (after all, Sunday is the ultimate brunch day). The fire-powered menu will be packed with grilled peppers, jamon, wood-baked eggs with chorizo and ash-baked potato tortillas. And don’t worry, the crew here is backing you up with grilled tomato Bloody Marys and breakfast martinis to help you soldier on from the night before. We all know you’ll need it. Get your tickets here.

Where: Firedoor, Surry Hills
When: November 12, 11am-3pm
Cost: $65 per person (not including drinks)


Let's be real, anything 'rooftop' is a massive selling point for us. So we've teamed up with the crew at Coke Plus Coffee to bring you a luxe AF rooftop pool party... just because we can. You'll find this insane event at the Level Seven rooftop pool bar (yes it's awesome and yes you want to be there) and we guarantee it'll be packed with top DJs, pool toys and just a few snacks from the likes of Butter, The Woollahra Hotel and Loaded By BL. Ok, A LOT of snacks. Head here to buy your tickets and just between you and us, the Butter with Coffee Plus Coke icing–life changing.

When: November 12, 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Where: Level 7, Primus Hotel 339 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: $30 (Includes one Coke Plus Coffee drink creation plus unlimited Coke Plus Coffee food creations)

Cured & Cultured Counter

If you want a taste of the finer things in life, this menu is filled with all things fancy schmancy (and delicious for that matter) and it’s located right inside the Sydney Opera House. Think scallop pies, chestnut and truffle arancini, and cured black pig ham with polenta and popcorn parmesan. Seriously, that tops any dinner you could ever make and we’d expect nothing less from Bennelong. You may as well book your table here.

Where: Bennelong Restaurant, Sydney Opera House
When: November 12
Cost: $65 per person

Bottomless Beer Spritzes

Fix that lovely hangover or those pre-working week blues with the bottomless beer spritzes happening at Frenchie’s (you know, the craft beer juggernauts). The brunch includes a selection of charcuterie, sweet and savoury tarts, pastries and cheese, plus you can mix and match between the spritz (beer spritz, that is) and beer for the ultimate Sunday brunch. Book your table here.

Where: Frenchies Bistro & Brewery
When: November 12, 11am-3pm
Cost: $45 per person for food only, $70 per person for food and bottomless beer and/or spritzes

Sunday Jazz Sessions

Bask in the glorious sunshine, lay out a picnic rug on the grass and listen to all the jazz sounds this Sunday. And no doubt you’ll want to jump on board the bistro feeds and feast on house-made gnocchi with all-day cooked beef ragu (just because you can) while you listen to some tunes. More info here.

Where: The Lord Wolseley
When: November 12, 3pm-6pm
Cost: Free entry

Yoga For Anxiety

Expect asana (poses), pranayama (breathing), meditation, aromatherapy oils, raw vegan treats and a heap of other beautiful humans at this one. You’ll be gifted with the Yoga for Anxiety eBook so you can practice in your own time and all you’ll need to bring is a water bottle (for when you work up a sweat getting your flow on). Get your tickets here.

Where: YogaBar, Bondi Beach
When: November 12, 1pm-3pm
Cost: $70 per person

Don't Miss...

Output Festival

Weekends are for spicing things up with Baron Samedi Spice, which means you’ll want to be sipping on Baron Samedi Spiced cocktails at Output Festival come 25 November. Hosted on Goat Island, there will be tunes all night long from Optimo, Mall Grab, CC:DISCO!, Willaris. K and many more, so get your dancing shoes ready and book your ticket here now. Drink Responsibly.

When: 25 November
Where: Output Festival, Goat Island

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Image credit: Newtown Festival

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