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10 Fab Things to Do This Weekend in Sydney

By Antonia Minutolo - 08 Mar 2018

Whether you’re still recovering from last weekend’s Mardi Gras (guilty as charged) and keen for round two, or in need of some serious R&R and feelin’ more low key, we’ve got your back. This weekend is all about YOU. 

Think retail therapy, workshops, and wine—here are eight awesome things to do this weekend in Sydney.

Thursday 8 March

The Urban List’s Love.Food For International Women’s Day

We’re beyond excited to share some—if we do say so ourselves—epic news: we’re launching our new Love.Food event this International Women’s Day (ahem, that's today) and taking over the Sydney Opera House to do it! We’ll be lunching to support the legends from Dress For Success and their (nothing short of epic) Empower Hour, working to empower women at every stage of their life and career.

love food brunch

We’ve joined forces with the best in the biz, Solotel Hospitality Group to bring this event to life. Boss chef Laura Baratto (of Aria and Paddo Inn notoriety), will be dishing up a bespoke menu especially, and we'll be 'gramming throughout. If you want to see our panel of seriously impressive ladies on deck to help spread those IWD vibes, then you'll want to keep an eye out for our Instagram Live at lunch time. We’ve teamed up with some of the fashion industry's biggest hitters, namely: the designers behind Bec & Bridge, Tanja Gagic the model-mindfulness-extraordinaire and Pip Edwards.

Frenchies Feast

The team at Frenchies Bistro & Brewery has introduced a weekly feast for all beer-loving and food-loving people (does that really exclude anyone though?). Imagine yourself around a big French oak table eating the best produce paired with the perfect bevvy...could life get any better (no, the answer is no)? And the best part, it's bottomless beer, so you might want to call in late to work Friday morning...find out more here

When: Thursday 8 March, 6:30pm
Where: 6-7/61-71 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery
Cost: $95pp

KITX Sydney Sale

If you’re anything like us, this will sound more than a little bit familiar to you. Oh yeah, when your heart says designer and, well, your wallet says otherwise. But that all changes when we hear the magic word…SALE. Ticking off Melbourne last weekend, the KITX warehouse sale is coming to Syd and we are so ready. All KITX pieces are completely sustainable, using ethical material sourcing, not to mention bloody gorgeous. So you can save the environment, your money and look fab at the same time. 

When: Thursday 8 March – Saturday 10 March (time depends on day)
Where: 17 Oxford St, Paddington 
Cost: FREE

Vineyard to the Sea: Tyrrell’s Wine Dinner

Five-course degustation with paired wines… we’ve got your attention now, don’t we? Aussie wine legend, Bruce Tyrrell of Tyrell’s Wines is pairing up with award-winning Chef Nick Whitehouse to create the ultimate foodie experience this Thursday. Aged cheddar twice baked soufflé with honey caramel? Yep. We’ll just leave you with that. 
Check out the full menu and reserve a table here.

When: Thursday 8 March, 7pm
Where: The Epping Club, 45 Rawson St, Epping. 
Cost: $84 members, $89 non-members

International Women’s Day at the Bucket List

Women are pretty freakin’ excellent, so what better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than by acknowledging those gals who have made an impact on the Bondi community? You’re right, there is nothing better. The Bucket List is hosting their own people’s choice awards for women with cultural and social achievements over champagne and nibbles. While nominations are closed, voting and registration are still open! More info here.

When: Thursday 8 March, 6:30pm
Where: The Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach 
Cost: FREE

Free Haircuts For International Women’s Day

We’ll forgive you for thinking the barber shop is only for the men, but ladies, it’s time we put that notion to bed. This International Women’s Day, Stanley & Co is welcoming every woman down for a cheeky (and free) haircut because girl, you’re damn worth it. FYI, they welcome ladies every single day, but this Thursday it’s free.

When: Thursday 8 March
Where: Stanley & Co, Chippendale
Cost: FREE

Friday 9 March

The Comedy Store Showcase

Tough week? Forget the wine, the best way to take the edge off is with a good ol’ laugh. Offering up a smorgasbord of comedians (think Tom Ballard and Amelia Jane Hunter) you’ll be guaranteed 90 minutes of LOLs. Not that you need anything else to convince you, but they’ll be serving bevvies and eats straight to your table. Ticket on sale here.

When: Friday 9 March, 8:30pm – 10pm
Where: The Comedy Store, 122 Land Rd, Moore Park
Cost: $27

Saturday 10 March

Westfield’s Fashion Weekend

It’s that time of year again, and we are so ready. Westfield’s Fashion Weekend is any shopping lover’s dream, with special two-day offers on new season trends, complimentary styling and free samples (our fave bit). Buzzing with all things fashion and beauty, a full weekend of shopping is a weekend well spent. More details here

When: Saturday 10 March – Sunday 11 March 
Where: Participating Westfield Centres 
Cost: FREE

Sunday 11 March

Puppy Love Gay & Lesbian Speed Dating

Grindr grinding your gears? Put your phone down and pick up your pooch, because Newtown Hotel is hosting an afternoon of gay and lesbian dating this Sunday. Expect to break up your 15+ mini dates with beer and burgers because hell yeah that’s the dream. All doggos are welcome, plus Rocky's K9 Rescue will be bringing over some freakin’ adorable puppies to steal your heart (should your date fail). Grab your tickets here.

When: Sunday 11 March, 4pm – 7pm
Where: The Newtown Hotel, 174 King Street, Newtown
Cost: $20

Back Yourself Workshop

We’re all for a lil’ self-love, and you should be too! Presented by Vashti Harpe, this workshop will teach you how to be your own support system by creating positive self-talk, setting clear goals and gettin’ back on the horse after a couple of setbacks. 

When: Sunday 11 March, 3pm – 5pm
Where: Yogala, 1/142 Maroubra Rd, Maroubra
Cost: $55

Art Gallery NSW Film Series: The Swimmer

Escape the 21st century for the 60s with the Art Gallery’s ‘Cinema ’68’ Film Series. The series gives a snapshot of the radical changes society faced during this time, through the lens of cinema.  Sunday’s showing is Frank Perry’s The Swimmer, based on a bizarre decision a well-off New York advertising man makes at a friend’s house. Cryptic, we know, but you’ll have to head down to figure out the rest. Tickets are issued at the Domain Theatre one hour before the screening.

When: Sunday 11 March, 2pm – 3:35pm
Where: Yogala, 1/142 Maroubra Rd, Maroubra
Cost: FREE 

Another cheese festival is headed to Sydney. 

Frenchie's Bistro & Brewery | Image credit: Caitlin Hicks

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