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This Weekend In Sydney

By Brittany Ferdinands - 09 Apr 2015

Just because the Easter long weekend is over doesn't mean the fun is too! From boxing before sunrise to four courses of fine dining, we’ve gathered together all the fun things to do in Sydney this weekend, just for you!

Thursday 9th 

The Mighty Booch - DIY Kombucha 

Originating in China, Kombucha is a fermented drink that has been used as a health tonic for centuries. The Mighty Booch is a workshop that, yep you guessed it, focuses on this beverage and aims to teach us how to incorporate fermenting into our daily life. While this educational seminar may set you back $55, it’s guaranteed to boost your health game by demonstrating the benefits and practicalities of making Kombucha. Attendees will also take home a jar of Kombucha with step-by-step instructions, and have the opportunity to taste test a variety of blends throughout the workshop. So what are you waiting for? Grab a pen and notebook and head over to Workshop HQ in Redfern this Thursday! 

Friday 10th 

Orange F.O.O.D Week

At Urban List, we possess an abnormal amount of love for food, so when we hear the words “food week”, our hearts naturally speed up a little. If you’re a self-confessed foodie like us, you simply must visit Orange F.O.O.D Week; an annual 10-day event that supports local produce by showcasing products, chefs, restaurants, and other enterprises that afford the Orange District its fine food and wine status. F.O.O.D Week literally caters to everyone and offers farm tours, night markets, cooking demonstrations, eateries, wine tasting and even special celebration dinners. So grab some friends and head over to Orange for an entertaining, and equally delicious, Friday!

Saturday 11th 

Little Sydney 

If you’re after the social event of the season, then look no further than Little Sydney. Crowned as racing’s most sought after gourmet food precinct, this event is exclusive to The Championships and is situated at the world-renowned Royal Randwick. Little Sydney is dedicated to our cities passion for food and wine and offers racegoers an unforgettable gourmet experience. Think fine food designed by celebrity chefs from China Doll, Chiswick and Icebergs, colourful cocktails and fresh DJ tunes rolling all day long to set the scene. Tickets are $450 per person and availability is strictly limited, so if the concept of enjoying fine food while observing magnificent thoroughbreds seems like the perfect Saturday situation, then you should book your tickets online now! 

Newtown Hotel’s Cider Fair

Fancy an afternoon sipping cider and listening to quirky folk music? We sure do — which is why we plan to head down to Newtown Hotel’s Cider Fair from midday this Saturday. Spend the afternoon sampling different local and international varieties and say hello to the wonderful producers who make cider happen. In terms of food, because that was obviously your next question, there’s also coal-roasted pig from the spit and other yummy goodies to satisfy those rumbling tummies! 

Sunday 12th 

The Botanist at Kirribilli Markets

If drinking homemade lemonade and scoffing down sliders sounds like the perfect Sunday session, then The Botanist at Kirribilli markets is your go to activity this weekend. Grab a few foodie friends and be enticed by all the new flavours this slider bar has to offer. With flavours like classic beef, chorizo and haloumi and pork amd cider on the menu, it’s okay to admit that your tastebuds are salivating already! 

Plastic Galaxy: The Story Of Star Wars Toys 

Attention all Star Wars enthusiasts! If creating adventures for your Luke Skywalker figurine was an integral part of your childhood (or adulthood in some cases) then clear your schedule and head over to Museum of Sydney this Sunday! This event revolves around Brian Stillman’s fascinating new documentary about the history, influence and genesis of Star Wars toys. And if that's not enough to seduce your space obsession, the screening also includes a display of vintage Star Wars collectibles and a Q&A with Sydney Star Wars toy collector James Ackland. Bookings for this event are essential and tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for members. 

The Soda Factory’s From Street To Stage

For things to do in Sydney that involve a little bit of live music, good food and drink, head to The Soda Factory in Surry Hills. This Sydney bar is known for their music, and this weekend is no different. Celebrating Sydney’s best live musicians and buskers, you’ll see aspiring musicians play alongside seasoned artists. Grab a seat, order your $5 Pistonhead tinnies and hotdogs and let Monday morning be your future self’s problem. Can’t make it this week? No matter, it’s on every Sunday night!

Tuesday 14th

New Boxfit Classes on The Glenmore Rooftop

Watch the sun rise over Sydney Harbour, tick off your daily cardio and demolish a healthy breakfast all before 8am with a Boxfit class on The Glenmore Rooftop! This new 60 minute boxing session is run by AUSFIT Outdoor Training and fuses cardio and endurance training to allow sporty studs and fitness females to get their heart pumping well before the day even starts.  Tickets cost $20 and if you’re no professional boxer, don't sweat! All gloves will be provided on the day and classes accommodate to all levels of fitness. 

Berta Sagra Dinner 

If you ever feel like Tuesday is the insignificant middleman between Monday and Humpday, then this event will change your mind! At Berta, Tuesday night equals Sagra night i.e. a mini fiesta that celebrates the best produce around by showcasing a different delicious ingredient each week. For $55 a head, foodies will devour a four-course meal and an accompanying wine flight for an additional $40. If you are a sucker for spice, then the 14th of April is the night for you as the focus will be on peppers, chillies and capsicum — talk about spicing up your Tuesday! 

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