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This Weekend In Sydney

By Alexandra Hampton - 23 Apr 2015

It seems that winter is well and truly upon us, so let’s brave the wild weather and book in for some much needed relaxation and drinking time. Whether you’re commemorating ANZAC Day this Saturday at the dawn service or at Coogee Pavilion as the sun goes down, this weekend is packed with things to do in Sydney that will help you forget about the torrential winds and rain. 

Thursday 23rd

Tyrant Saint Pre-Launch Party

Thursday night shopping just got a whole lot more exciting! Leather goods gurus Tyrant Saint are celebrating their very exciting launch at Mosman’s Fox and Dove Boutique from 6.30pm onwards with music by DJ Plymte and plenty of yum food and drinks to warm up the end of the working week. Did someone say discount? One-off discounts are also part of the package, so don’t miss out. 

Pop Up Express Beauty Bar 

Drinking too much tea and coffee as the weather cools down? Colgate’s newest and fastest whitening toothpaste is sure to prevent that gross yellowing. To celebrate, Colgate is painting the town red and white this Thursday night, with their pop up in Australia Square. Stop by for a free manicure and some red lippy perfectly matched to your skin tone for your chance to win a weekend at beautiful Hyams Beach. Tickets are free but running out fast, so book in stat! 

Friday 24th 

Garden Life sale 

For those with a green thumb and are looking for things to do in Sydney to make that green thumb happy, we’ve found something for you! Redfern favourite Garden Life is holding a mega moving sale which finishes this Sunday. Better stock up on those succulents, outdoor accessories and beautiful pots because these babies are up and moving to a new location in Alexandria (with plenty more parking). There’s up to 70% off and it’s bargains galore, people!

Fashion Revolution Day 

April 24th, marks the two year anniversary of the tragic Rana factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed 1,133 people and injured over 2,000. Fashion Revolution Day aims to make world fashion chains more transparent. So this Friday, join Kit Willow and the ladies from Ginger & Smart, as well as a mass global action, by asking the simple question #whomademyclothes on social media this Friday. Sydney University is holding a clothes swap and make sure you pop over to Hyde Park for a free yoga session to stretch those limbs! 

Saturday 25th 

Anzac Day at Coogee Pavilion 

As we speak, the cooks at Coogee Pavilion are busy making truckloads of ANZAC Day biscuits for Saturday. Yum! If that’s not enough of an incentive, the Merivale masters are holding two-up near ‘the whale’ from 12pm and following the Dawn Service held in nearby Goldstein Reserve, breakfast starts from 5.30am for the perfect morning warm up. 

ANZAC Day at The Glenmore 

Commemorating 100 years, salute and pay respect to our courageous diggers with a good old Aussie BBQ and a cold beer, courtesy of The Glenmore this Saturday morning, starting from 8am. The Rocks is the go-to spot after the Dawn Service in Martin Place, so get amongst it. Two-up is of course on the agenda from midday, so make sure your competitive spirit is up and running.  

For more Sydney pubs where you can play two-up, head here.

Loud! At Art Gallery of New South Wales 

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is opening their newest exhibition today, marking the 40th anniversary of International Women’s Year (1975). Drawn from the Gallery’s photography collection are nine powerful showcases of women in not-so-stereotypical fashion. Featuring works by Australian and international photographers, including Miwa Yanagi, Yvonne Todd, Anne Zahalka and Rosemary Laing, this installation is just one of many of the Art Gallery’s focus on women to be held this year. Open until 5 July, admission is free. 

Looking for what’s open for brunch this ANZAC day? We got you.

Sunday 26th

Start Up Sundays at Red Lily Cocktail Bar

Are you a budding entrepreneur? If so, head to Red Lily Cocktail Bar this Sunday night to spread your networking wings with other local up-and-comers. It’s the perfect spot to share ideas and make new connections as you munch on some of Red Lily’s delicious snacks and cocktails.  

The Roosevelt Masterclass 

If you’re in the mood for a Sunday session, make your way to the Roosevelt for a cocktail Masterclass brought to you by none other than Bacardi! It’s part of the lead up to the 2015 World Grand Final for the famous Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition. Rum maestros Jose Sanchez Gavito and Enrique Comas are blending some mighty fine drinks for your pleasure, which is the perfect way to cap off a weekend. The Roosevelt has made sure your bellies will be full, so make room for a special menu that perfectly complements Bacardi, all courtesy of head chef, Adam Lord. For $75 a head, you can’t really go wrong here. 

Wednesday 29th 

Malbec World Day at Zeta Bar

Wednesday is indeed hump day and what better way is there than to celebrate than with a glass of red on Malbec World Day. Head to Zeta Bar for an Argentinian wine fest, with tastings and Patagonian beer samples, as well as three short film screenings on traditional Argentinian culture and wine making. Get in quick, wine and Wednesdays go very well together if you ask us. 

Image: Red Lily Cocktail Bar 

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