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This Weekend In Sydney

By Lucy Cook - 26 Mar 2015

Pull out your comfy shoes because there are so many things to do in Sydney this weekend! Stay zen with some free yoga before battling the crowds of The Royal Easter Show or eat some crab, see a film and then go to a glitzy Chandon pop-up. Hop to it, there’s no time to waste!

Thursday 26th 

Sydney Royal Easter Show

Roll up, roll up! Hot cross buns have been on the shelves for weeks and we’ve been stockpiling chocolate eggs like chocolate-crazed hoarders, which means one thing – Easter is upon us and the Sydney Royal Easter Show is in town! Battle the crowds with your family and friends to take part in this classic Sydney tradition – watching wood chopping, patting animals, eating things off sticks and Instagramming a bunch of produce that has been turned into some kind of art. Be sure to plan your attack in the show bag hall before you go and stay for the fireworks.

Ananas Bar & Brasserie Ruinart Winemaker Degustation Dinner

Six top chefs, seven bespoke courses and one Ruinart Chief wine connoisseur. Say no more, we’re getting tickets now! Held at one of Sydney’s best bars, Ananas Bar & Brasserie in The Rocks, chefs from Urban Purveyor Group (Sake, Ananas, Swine & Co.) will be teaming up with the world’s oldest established champagne house, Ruinart, to present a once-in-a-lifetime sensory food and wine event. Diners can expect to indulge their taste buds in delicious dishes, including crispy scampi papillotes with sweet basil gel, roasted Mahogany Creek squab, butter poached Bonnybrook marron and Port Lincoln kingfish. Tickets will sell like (gourmet) hotcakes, so be sure to get in quick!

Friday 27th 

Chandon Vintage Pop-Up Bar

For things to do in Sydney this Friday night that involve a little bubbly, we suggest you head to ivy. As part of March Into Merivale, Chandon Vintage is taking over ivy Level 2 with an exclusive pop-up bar. Bask in the glamour of the 60s and 70s in the golden surrounds as you enjoy a glass of sparkling. The perfect way to start the weekend – full of glitz, class and a little bit of champers!

Saturday 28th 

Blackmores ‘Be A Well Being’ Yoga Festival 

The good people at Blackmores are passionate about natural health and taking control of your own personal wellbeing, which is why they’re holding a free yoga event this Saturday from 8am - 9am. Held on Bondi Beach, the class will be lead by leading yoga instructors Kate Kendall and Amanda Bisk. Go online to register your place and be sure to get there nice and early to pick up your free yoga mat and find a good spot by the beach.

Toys Through Time Exhibition

Peg dolls, Barbie and tin soldiers are all on display at this adorably fun exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. 200 original toys and treasures are on display as Sydneysiders of all ages take a trip down memory lane and discover the stories of our city’s toy manufacturers and famed toy sellers. The kids trail throughout the exhibition leads to a play space, where you can play traditional games and make your own toy to take home.

Nose To Tail Pop-Up Dinner

An Earth Hour special from the friendly folk at Bondi Harvest, this pop-up dinner offers a delectable three-course menu as well as viewing of the Bondi Harvest series and Q&A with the farmers and wine suppliers. There will also be candle lighting, as the lights are turned off in support of Earth Hour. To book your tickets phone 02 9387 7828. 

Have You Heard Presents The Yacht Social Club

Choose your crew, book your yacht and get ready to party! This exclusive series of events charters a group of yachts to an undisclosed location, then rafting them all up for an afternoon of fun on Sydney Harbour. Boats of all different sizes are available for your group of pals, but the event sells out super quick, so get organised to get on board!

Sunday 29th 

Underground Cinema: Patriot

Film lovers, get your diaries out! Underground Cinema is a secret live immersive film screening held in undisclosed locations throughout Sydney – A ballroom, a carpark, it could be anywhere. Not only is the film a secret but the film’s identity is a mystery too. Arriving at the location is like walking onto a film set, surrounded by live performances recreating elements of the film you’re about to see. All you need to know is that the genre is Art House, the dress code is ‘1950s city sleek’ and you need to bring an A4 envelope, a notepad and a pen. Oh the mystery and suspense! Sunday can’t come fast enough.

Monday 30th 

Crab Carnival at The Morrison

You can never be crabby when you’re stuffing your face full of delicious crab dishes at Sydney bar and restaurant, The Morrison! Get your crab fix with daily crab menu specials, cocktails, crazy crab races and a crab-eating contest that will challenge the largest appetites in Sydney! So head down to The Morrison and get your claws on some crab, you won’t regret it.

Wednesday 1st 

Open Air Cinema Castle Hill

The Hills are alive with the sound of… The Open Air Cinema! Setting up in the historic Heritage Park in Castle Hill, it’s just in time for the Easter school holidays. The Tuckshop will be dishing up their fantastic burgers and Messina has got the choc-tops covered, so all that is left to decide is which movie you want to see! The pop-up will showcase 23 movies over 19 nights, so get in there while you can.

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