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This Weekend In Sydney

By Sophie Hodge - 21 May 2015

Hello Sydneysiders! It’s time to get excited because it’s almost the weekend and, boy, do we have a great one planned for you! From channelling your inner crafting genius at a candle-making workshop to classy wine tastings and long dinners, there are a tonne of awesome things to do in Sydney even as the temperature drops.

Thursday 21st

The Sydney Fair

Step into another world at the Sydney Fair. Showcasing the very best of the 20th century, Art Deco and Vintage eras, the Sydney Fair is your one stop shop for unique art, fashion, jewellery, sculptures and furniture. The opening night will feature a charity fundraiser, but if you can’t make it then head to the Sunday afternoon jazz party for a hit of the past. 

Friday 22nd

BoConcept Sale

Oh sweet lord, nothing makes our throat all dry and our heart all racy like a sale, especially when it's a sale at one of Sydney's best design stores, BoConcept. Their clean, luxurious Danish style and in-store interior designers make shopping even more enjoyable (is that possible?). The sale, which offers up to 30% off their incredible furniture and accessories, kicks off on Friday at the BoConcept North Shore, Moore Park and online stores. It ends on July 5, but you'll want to get in quick smart to snap up the best deals. 

Champain Lyf: UK Garage Private Coaching Session at GoodGod Small Club

Get your Fri-yay vibes happening and head to GoodGod Small Club for the sounds of the UK Garage. Featuring the best of the electronic genre, you can dance the night away with unlimited energy. Tickets are $10 and at that price, why not?

Saturday 23rd

Home Food & Design Weekend

Fancy a weekend filled with creative intellectuals, food and crafty how-tos? If you answered YES to any of the above, look no further than the Home Food and Design Weekend. Let the experts give you insight into how to create the perfect room design or whip up a gourmet meal. Register now and experience the interactive workshops that will leave you with skills to make all your friends jealous.

Sew Make Create Candle Making Workshop

Calling all candle fanatics! Never again will you have to run to the shops to buy new candles to keep your house smelling fresh as a daisy (or maybe vanilla or lime – whatever floats your boat). Learn how to make your own enviro-friendly candles from scratch so you’ll never be low on your favourite aroma. Note: it’s an 18+ event, so you’ll have to leave the kids at home for this one (but you’ll take home three candles so they’ll forgive you).

$1 fish’n’chips at Crown Street Fish Shop

We love a cheap eat in Sydney and we know you do too. To celebrate their first birthday, Crown Street Fish Shop will be serving up $1 fish and chips from midday until close. Yep, only one dollar! Now that’s worth bee-lining it down to Surry Hills this weekend. 

KAS Australia Warehouse sale

Sure winter may be bleak, but it doesn’t mean your homewares have to be. We are huge fans of Australian brand KAS who do some of the most fun bed linen, rugs and cushions out there. This weekend, they’re having a massive moving sale at their Alexandria warehouse with up to 80% off. Get down there, Listers – we’ll see you there!

Sunday 24th

Eurovision Party at Gazebo

Can’t make it to the live viewing of Eurovision? Neither could we. But not to worry because Gazebo is hosting a party so you can be amongst the action in style. Cheer on Guy Sebastian with your friends and enjoy some complimentary cocktails (bonus!) from this classy Elizabeth Bay establishment.

Monday 25th

La Scala on Jersey’s 5th Birthday

Here at The Urban List we love birthdays, and more importantly, we love celebrations. Luckily for us, La Scala is turning five and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with copious amounts of Italian food, wine and complimentary champagne. So what are you waiting for? Round up your friends and head to Woollahra—make sure to try the roasted pumpkin risotto followed by a cheeky dessert of tiramisu (no one will judge on a birthday). 

Tuesday 26th 

Grain vs. Grapes Dinner at North Bondi Fish

When you can’t decide whether to have beer or wine, the best option seems to be having both (well that’s what North Bondi Fish advises anyway). Join them at the very first Grains vs Grapes Dinner and let your tastebuds decide you are beer or wine inclined. Starting at 6:30pm, you will enjoy an amazing four-course dinner paired with both a glass of their finest wine and best beer for just $110. 

Bella Ridge Wine Dinner at Nomad

Wine and food seem to be the topics of the week, and Nomad is no exception. Join them for a five-course degustation menu accompanied with the sensational new wines of Bella Ridge Estate. For $140 you can enjoy BBQ calamari, wagyu with mushrooms, and hazelnut and caramel bananas for dessert—all paired with the best tasting wines, of course. 

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