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This Weekend In Sydney

By Lucy Cook
12th Mar 2015

Break out of the house and go hardcore this weekend with hardcore eating, hardcore tattoos and hardcore yoga. We’ve got a whole bunch of hardcore (well, some less than others) things to do in Sydney this weekend, so there’s no excuse to be bored. Okay weekend, let’s go!

Thursday 12th 

Taste of Sydney 

Taste of Sydney is an unmissable foodie day out and an event we, at The Urban List, countdown the days to. The four day festival in Centennial Park is a celebration of Sydney’s unique and progressive dining scene, showcasing Sydney’s best restaurants who will each feature three to four signature dishes in ‘taste’ sized portions, which essentially allows you to create your dream tasting menu. Cue swooning. Sydney restaurants involved include 4Fourteen, Café Paci, Biota Dining and MoVida, as well as a bunch of others, with different stages and sponsors offering various discussions and demonstrations. Taste of Sydney will be the hottest foodie ticket in town this weekend – so make sure you get yours!

Friday 13th

The Australian Tattoo and Body Art Expo

For the seventh year running, The Australian Tattoo and Body Art Expo will be taking over the Royal Hall of Industries in Moore Park this weekend. You’ll find an incredible range of international and local artists, attractive retail vendors, exciting entertainers and special guests. There will be a fun, vintage-style, Pin-up Pageant for any ladies who consider themselves a looker, as well as plenty of artist showcases and apparel stores to spend the day browsing through.

Saturday 14th 

Party in the Park 

For things to do in Sydney this weekend that involve a bit of music and dancing, head to Party In The Park at North Sydney Oval. Starting from 5pm, gather your friends and fight for your spot on the grass before the music kicks in. The Cat Empire, The Jezabels, Husky, Little May and Sons Of The Easy will all be performing and tickets are selling like hotcakes, so get in quick!

Sunday 15th 

Coogee Foreshore Festival 

Coogee Pavilion’s ground floor will be transformed into a marketplace for the whole family to enjoy as part of the Coogee Foreshore Festival with face painting, magicians and pop-ups from a variety of Merivale restaurants. Spilling onto the promenade, a Deus surfboard-shaping stand will sit alongside sushi e, El Loco, Papi Chulo and the infamous Mr Wong dim sum. It’s sure to be a deliciously fun day in the sun, so get online and book your tickets ASAP!

The Brewery Yard Markets

This centrally located market in Central Park is quickly becoming the coolest market in Sydney. On the first and third Sunday of every month, handpicked stallholders sell the best produce, fashion, flora, services, wares and products going around. Being in the heart of Chippendale’s burgeoning scene, there is plenty of entertainment, live art demonstrations and exciting performances to ogle at while you shop. Go have a browse, de-brief about the night before and just chill out.

Monday 16th 

10 Day Transformation at Icebergs 

The purpose of Kundalini Yoga is transformation, and Kimilla has teamed up with Icebergs to have you well on your way to radical transformation. The program consists of ten morning yoga classes to get the Kundalini exploding, with each class including yoga exercises, breath work, meditation, mantra and relaxation. A gourmet breakfast box and fresh juice is included after each session, which will have your body, mind and spirit feeling activated and give you plenty of excuses to boast to all your fitness loving friends.

Firefly Festival of Guilty Pleasures

This inaugural Firefly Festival of Guilty Pleasures will be a week where the Firefly menu will feature a delightful array of decadent dishes, as created by guest’s requests throughout the year. French fries slathered in truffle oil, parmesan, aged cheddar, double bacon and aioli? Sure thing. Triple-decker-double-choc-cookie-caramel gelato stack? Why not? If you have a decadent concoction sure to burst the buttons on your jeans, submit your ideas to Firefly. Not only will it potentially be featured on the menu all week long, the three best entries will each win a chocolate making course and a $150 bar tab at Firefly. So start ogling at #foodporn and get inspired.

A.H. Beard Sleep Challenge

Any kind of challenge that will allow us to sleep more is something we can get behind! The A.H. Beard Sleep Challenge is a free six week challenge where you'll learn how to get better sleep (and more of it!). To help you out, there are forums, customised sleep advice depending on what kind of sleeper you are (any stomach sleepers out there?) and even a sleep diary! By the end of the six weeks, you'll be sleeping better, thinking better and be a generally happier person. Sign us up!

Wednesday 18th March

O Bar and Dining’s Pop Up Guest Chef Dinners

Ooooh yes, we love things to do in Sydney that involve eating! Starting on Wednesday 18th March, O Bar and Dining will be hosting their first pop-up dining adventure. Called “A Tail Of Two Chefs”, chef Phil Whitmarsh from The Daniel O’Connell (Adelaide) and O Bar’s executive chef, Darren Templeman, will be showcasing sustainable cooking with the beautiful Sydney skyline as the backdrop. Diners will be treated to five courses with matching wines for $175 per person. Reservations are essential (and limited) so get in quick! 

Coming Next Week

Agave Love

Agave Love is about sharing the passion and knowledge of the agave spirits of Mexico amongst growers, producers, bartenders, spirits professionals and enthusiasts. The conference will take place across seven locations, including The Cliff Dive, Shady Pines, The Winery, Hello Sailor, Casoni and Low 302 where different topics will be discussed, and tastings convened by leaders in the industry. Be sure to check out the Sierra Tequila stand at Agave Central, for tasting sessions of tequila and mezcal (Sunday 22nd), Valley Tequilas (Sunday and Monday), or extra anejo and ageing (Monday 23rd). If all things agave are your thing, you’d be a fool to miss Agave Love. Buy your tickets here.

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