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This Weekend In Sydney

By Lucy Cook
16th Apr 2015

As the weather cools down our weekends are heating up with a bunch of things to do in Sydney that will have you eating, exercising, watching and laughing throughout the weekend. Pull out your diaries and start booking, there is too much great stuff that you cannot miss!

Thursday 16th 

The Rocks Pop-Up 

No longer are all the vacant buildings in The Rocks just places to gather dust, The Rocks Pop-Up is an initiative that makes use of these buildings by providing creative workers with access to affordable space to produce and showcase original works and host unique events while the building looks for tenants. This fantastic initiative is now in its third year and is full of performance, arts, crafts, digital media and design with various studios, galleries, rehearsal and performance venues welcoming artists and visitors alike. Check out the website and see which of the ever-changing events and locations tickle your fancy.

Friday 17th 

Yoga Under The Harbour Bridge 

At sunset, the bar at Pier One offers delicious cocktails and amazing views, and at sunrise, they are now offering yoga with the aforementioned amazing views. From Tuesday to Saturday for the next few months, in-house guests can enjoy complimentary yoga classes overlooking one of Sydney’s most beautiful sights – our harbour. Guests not staying at Pier One are welcome to join the sunrise spirit exercise, with Yogi Amanda teaching Vinyasa Yoga with elements of Forrest Yoga thrown in as well.

Tutti A Tavola Roman Edition

Massimo Mele is taking over the Salt Meats Cheese kitchen once again for a night of fun, food and flair in their jamon-studded warehouse. Massimo will be cooking a four course Roman feast of authentic Italian street food and tickets are selling super fast for this event, which will have you sipping on an Aperol Spritz on arrival before digging into some woodfired lamb shoulder, veal saltimbocca and baked semolina gnocchi. Get in quick before there are no rum babas left for you and your pals – it’s going to be delicious.

Saturday 18th 

Crows Nest Market 

For things to do in Sydney that involve a little bit of everything, head to Crows Nest Market. Every third Saturday of the month, Ernest Place in Crows Nest turns into a bustling market with food stalls, a jumping castle, and of course plenty of markets to roam through. Whether it’s books and CDs or condiments and candles you’re after, this market is well worth a visit for a good dose of family fun.

Electric Run Sydney 

Finally an event that will satisfy both the serious runners and the dance floor divas of your group of friends! This 5km run will have music pumping and lights flashing, creating an electric wonderland that will keep you moving and energised. The best part of all? The music is custom-mixed to match the mood of the lights, so the musical OCD in you that wants your movements to sync with your environment will be in heaven. Fluoro, neon and glitter are set to shine in the dark, so dress head to toe in colour and creativity and get moving!

Cake Pop Workshops with Katherine Sabbath

There is something about food on a stick that gets our attention. Katherine Sabbath will be teaching us non-baking superstars how to create gorgeous (and delicious) cake pops this Saturday at Peters Of Kensington. Tickets are $30 per person and you’ll get to take six cake pops home for you to gorge on as soon as you get home. Purchase tickets here

Sunday 19th 

Insurgent at Sydney Open Air Cinema 

You don’t need to convince us that we should go and see Insurgent at Sydney Open Air Cinema, because we love watching a movie outside just as much as we love watching films made for teenagers. Even if we are a little past the target age, the second film in the ‘Divergent’ trilogy is set to be just as good as the first, ticking the action, romance and suspense boxes all in two hours.

Monday 20th 

High tea at Hotel Centennial

It’s Hotel Centennial's first birthday! And what better way to kick off the week-long celebrations than with a fancy high tea? Enjoy a glass of Veuve Clicquot on arrival, an organic tea-tasting hosted by Anthia Koullouros from Oovio Organics in Paddington, accompanied by gorgeous pastries and treats. We can’t think of a better way to start the week! For more information about this high tea and the other fun events happening, head here.

Sydney Comedy Festival 

The funniest few weeks on the Sydney calendar kicks off tonight with ‘Cracker Night’ events all across the city – gala style evenings with a stack of fantastic comedians ready to make you chuckle. Check out the website for what you want to see, we’ve even written a handy guide if you’re looking for some inspiration, and book some tickets! With so many fantastic talents in our city, shows are sure to sell out, so for once, it’s time to be organised! You will be paid in laugher and good times, which is the best kind of payment there is (you know, apart from the stuff that you keep in your wallet).

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