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This Weekend In Sydney

By Sophie Hodge - 28 May 2015

Whether you’re in the mood for shopping, cooking, eating (always), doing good, or partying the weekend away, we’ve lined up a bunch of things to do in Sydney to give you one very, very eventful (and fun) weekend. 

Thursday 28th

Atiana Pop Up Shop

If you’ve missed the memo that the shoe of the moment is Atiana, you must have been hiding under a rock. But fear not because the esteemed brand’s pop up shop will be your fashion saver. Whether you’re a CBD chick or a Bondi Beach babe, these shoes can be worn anytime, anywhere. With only a few days left before the pop up store closes, what are you waiting for?

Johnny Romeo Top Of The Pops @ NG Art Gallery

Embrace the pop art comeback with open arms (and eyes) as internationally acclaimed artist Johnny Romeo launches his collection in Chippendale. The art pays tribute to the immensely fun pop culture lifestyle, so it’s a must see for any pop-devotee. 

Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea 

Cake, coffee and charity: what a wonderful mix! Join in on Australia’s biggest fundraiser to support the plight against cancer. Simply register online to host your own morning tea, or be sure to attend a friend’s to raise funds for the thousands of Australians who are affected by cancer every year. If you can’t make it on Thursday, not to worry because hosting opportunities are open until the end of June. Eating cake for a good cause? We’re in!  

Camilla and Marc Warehouse Sale

We love a good sale, and the Camilla and Marc warehouse sale is going to be more than just a good one. With up to 75% off, you can look effortlessly stylish without paying full price for it. Head to 285 Young Street, Waterloo from today until Sunday.

Friday 29th

True Cost Screening 

Join Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva on a journey around the world to tell the true story of fashion. Filmed from the brightest runways to the darkest slums all around the world and screening at Sydney’s very own Dendy Opera Quays, True Cost reveals behind the scenes info about the fashion world. It’s the perfect opportunity to enliven your fashionista knowledge. 

Raw Sensory

Thought you were going to be bored this Friday night? Think again! RAW is coming to Camperdown to liven up your weekend with music, fashion, art and film screenings. If that isn’t enough to tempt you, there’s also a cocktail bar to add to the fun. Tickets are just $16 online, so get your cocktail dress on and prepare for a night of inspired creativity! 

Racine By The Bay

Racine By The Bay at Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel is a very special evening that celebrates the produce from Orange. Inspired by Shaun Arantz of Racine restaurant in Orange, enjoy a five-course degustation matched with wines from the area. Spaces are limited, so make your booking ASAP. Head here for all the details.

Welcome To Wonderland at The Argyle

We all know you’ve had the desire to be Alice in Wonderland at some point in your life, and now your chance has arrived. The Argyle in Sydney's historic The Rocks, is transforming into a whimsical world to celebrate the second week of Vivid. Step through the looking glass into a crazed world of psychedelic lights, music and all-round fun. It wouldn’t be Wonderland without a “tea” party, so treat yourself to a Long Island iced tea or specialty Alice themed cocktails and dance the night away. 

Saturday 30th

2nd International Spanish Paella Championships

Forget Masterchef, the best place to become a renowned chef is the Paella Championships in Manly. Chefs will compete in making a 15-person paella and are judged by none other than the Paella Ambassador for Australia, Miguel Cuevas. If you still want a taste of Spain but are lacking in the cooking skills, you can still attend (for free) and experience the amazing culinary goodness Australian chefs have to offer. Take the family, relish in the Spanish delicacy and start your Saturday the right way. Yum!

Tanqueray Botanical Lounge Pop-Up

If you ask us, there’s no better way to start Vivid 2015 than with a cocktail in hand on Sydney Harbour. Luckily, the Tanqueray Botanical Lounge at Cruise Bar is capturing the magical lights Sydney has to offer with a long menu of speciality cocktails to accompany it, of course. The bar is open 5pm till late and group packages are available so you can enjoy the lights with your best pals. 

Taste of Manly Food, Wine & Sustainability Festival

It may be Winter, but it's all about getting yourself down to the beach this weekend. Stroll the corso and get lost in the sea of stalls from locals, or head into The Steyne and make a beeline for the G.H. Mumm Champagne & oyster stall. 

Sunday 31st

Monocle Pop-Up Shop at The Stables

Gents, this one is for you! Monocle, the lifestyle magazine come retail genius is opening a pop-up store in at The Stables in Surry Hills. It features the best man-trends in luggage, furniture and fashion, and better yet they’re all in one place so you can conveniently keep your style up to date. 

MoVida Sydney Presents La Vermut

Delve into a Barcelona-themed afternoon of alcohol and tapas with MoVida Sydney. Vermut is vermouth poured straight from the tap, with the perfect balance of bitter and sweet to make it the best aperitif. Of course you can’t celebrate the Spanish culture without tapas, so enjoy plates full of mussel escabeche, potato tortilla, cheese, and lamb skewers with tasty vermut for just $70 per person

Mad Hatter’s Brunch at Ananas

What happens when you combine a whimsical French brunch with all you can drink champagne? A whole lotta fun, in our books. Indulge in playful dishes that include sandwiches that look like lollipops, edible gardens, and a huge dessert station at Ananas. This is going to be one magical day and one not to miss

Monday 1st

Vivid at Central Park Sydney

It’s the annual event that brings Sydney together under an array of art and fantastical lighting shows, and it’s happening for the first time at Central Park. With everything from night markets to silent discos, this spectacular event is more than just pretty lights. Grab a bunch of friends and head to the city until June 8th for an experience to reignite your creative spark. For more information, head here.

Tuesday 2nd

Modulations Italo Dining and Disco Club at Carriageworks

If you thought the Italian food scene in Sydney couldn’t get any better, it just did. Join the best Italian chefs from Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta, Fratelli Paradiso and 10 William St as they present one of the best dining experiences on offer. Not only will you enjoy a delicious Italian fiesta, but also the best disco tunes of Italy to make for the ultimate food/music event. For more info, head here.

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