When a night-in is just not what you want, Sydney is always alive with things to eat, drink, see and experience. We’ve got you covered from Thursday to Wednesday with all the things to do in Sydney this weekend (and beyond).
From food and wine festivals to long lunches, art exhibitions and movies, there’ll be no excuse for boredom this weekend!
The Rocky Horror Show
The Sydney Lyric Theatre is hosting the world’s most favourite rock ‘n’ roll musical—The Rocky Horror Show. It’s been performed worldwide in over 30 countries and translated into more than 20 languages, which shows just how popular this musical is. The flashy costumes will dazzle you as the characters thrill you with humorous (and sometimes naughty) moments. If you haven’t already seen it, be prepared to have your world rocked!
BASSIC Ft. HWLS @ Chinese Laundry
It’s time to let loose and get your Friday night party on. Soapbox Events and Chinese Laundry at Slip Inn have worked together to present BASSIC with Aussie bass super group HWLS. HWLS combines deep electronic sounds with hip-hop, R&B and every other music genre you can think of. As it’s a club, you will need to be 18+ to attend (sorry kids!) and you can by tickets online. This energetic atmosphere will have you dancing the night away (don’t worry, you can sleep in tomorrow).
Pyrmont Food & Wine Festival
For a family-friendly (and delicious) thing to do in Sydney, head to Pirrama Park in Pyrmont this weekend from 11am-5pm for the Pyrmont Festival. Entry is free and the program features live music, food and wine (of course) as well as rides and children’s entertainment. You can also meet the Mudgee wine-makers and taste more than 120 different wines while you munch on the tasty treats provided by the gourmet food producers from the region.
Lovedale Long Lunch
And in more things to do that involve a bit of wine, the Lovedale Long Lunch is on this weekend. Known for its highly acclaimed fine wines and fresh produce, the Hunter Valley is a popular weekend getaway for us Sydneysiders. Several Lovedale wineries have teamed up with local Hunter Valley restaurants to offer progressive-style lunches where you can enjoy a weekend of fine wine, gourmet food and live entertainment. Gather a group of friends, treat your family or go solo for a relaxing weekend away in the Hunter.
Taste Orange Food and Wine Festival
A part of Aussie Wine Month, the Taste Orange Festival is back for another year. On Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May, Robertson Park in Watsons Bay will showcase an array of delicious fresh foods and wineries for Sydneysiders to try. Take in the coastal vibe, bring a picnic blanket and indulge a glass or two of wine from Orange.
Barossa Long Lunch at The Oaks
Barossa residents definitely know that appreciating good food takes time. That is why a lazy long lunch is a part of life in the Barossa and has become a tradition at St Hallett Winery. Join senior winemaker Toby Barlow for the Barossa Long Lunch at The Oaks this weekend for a selection of gourmet dishes matched perfectly to wines from St Hallett, to create the ultimate taste experience for $65pp.
As part of the Head On Photo Festival, aMBUSH Gallery at Central Park, Chippendale will be exhibiting Three/3. This exhibition presents three collections of work by Australian Emmanuel Angelicas, American Benjamin Lowy and Tanu Gago from New Zealand. These provocative and intriguing photographs will be on display until this Sunday for the public to admire and appreciate.
Movie Mondays at Soda Factory – The Big Lebowski
Movie Mondays are back by popular demand at The Soda Factory. With the perfect combination of food, drinks and entertainment, you can spend your Monday evening filling up on $5 beers, $5 hot dogs and plenty of sides that won’t leave you scraping the bottom of your wallet before payday. From 7pm there are two rounds of themed trivia where you can battle it out to win a $200 dinner tab. Don’t worry if you’ve already spent all your money feasting on the delicious cheap meals, because from 8pm you can settle in to enjoy the FREE film while you munch on the FREE popcorn.
For many people, being read to is a favourite childhood memory. It’s a time to relax and escape into the imaginary world of fiction. Relive those memories by heading to an evening of lively performances of long and short stories at the Knox Street Bar in Chippendale. For $10 from 7pm-9pm, the works of Spineless Wonders authors will be read by professional actors for the public to enjoy (and kind of feel like a kid again).
Landscapes From Within Opening Night
Get your art on in Camperdown this Wednesday night. This Wednesday night sees the opening of Damien Milan’s photographic exhibition, Landscapes From Within. With beautiful imagery, free drinks (it’s an art opening, duh!) and a great atmosphere, this is one good and arty way to get through hump day.