So you don’t feel sluggish after all the food affairs and parties that we’ve packed into the best things to do in Sydney this weekend, we’ve thrown in some shopping extravaganzas, charity events, and even a spontaneous movie night. Life’s all about balance, after all (except maybe for the three day cake festival, but don’t mention that to your personal trainer).
Thursday 11th June
#GoRed For Heart Foundation
If there’s any day when wearing the brightest red lippy is more than acceptable, it’s today. Help raise awareness and funds for heart disease, the single biggest killer of Australian women, by wearing something red and donating to the Heart Foundation. If you’re an Instagram fanatic (who isn’t these days?) then be sure to share your style with #WeWillBeRed to get all your friends involved too. So go on, whip out your best red lipstick/scarf/shirt/socks and go red to make a difference. And don’t worry if red’s not your colour; it looks good on everyone when saving a life is involved. For more info head here.
Saké’s Fire & Ice Festival
What’s the best thing to do in Sydney for winter you ask? Head to Saké at the Rocks to celebrate beer and whisky, of course. Indulge in some chicken karaage, an Asahi Black Beer or an Asahi Yuzu Sake Bomb while watching an ice sculpture be created before your eyes (because that’s just not something you see everyday). If you’re more of a fire lover, book a table on the 15th of June to divulge your senses in Nikka Whisky matched with bites of scallops and miso cream or pork belly kakuni (we assure you it’ll be yum, even if you can’t pronounce it).
Miss Peaches Turns Two
We love birthdays here at The Urban List HQ, and even more so when celebrations involve good food, even better cocktails and dancing tunes. That’s what you’re in for when Miss Peaches turns two this Thursday. The fun kicks off at 8pm, so be sure to get in quick for a taste of their signature cocktails or secret recipe ginger beer. Enjoy with a side of sweet potato fries and you’ll be laughin’.
Friday 12th June
Cheap Monday Pop Up
Surely you’ve heard of Cheap Monday by now, but if not we’ll fill you in: it’s the denim brand that’s taken over the fashion world, creating the comfiest and most fashionable denim you can dream of. Whether you’re a skinny jean lover, a jacket wearer or a knitwear fanatic, they’ve got something for everyone. Better yet, they’ve opened a pop-up shop in Sydney until the end of June so you can get your hands on the best winter stapes to keep you warm (and fashionable) all winter long.
Where: The garage behind 'The Record Store' Cnr Goulburn St and Arnold Ln Surry Hills, NSW 2010
- Wednesday - 10AM - 6PM
- Thursday - 11AM - 7PM
- Friday - 11AM - 6PM
- Saturday - 11AM - 6PM
- Sunday - 12PM - 5PM
Cake, Bake, and Sweets Show
Nothing says #cheatday like a cake show, and we’re all for it. The Cake, Bake and Sweets Show is a one of a kind, three-day event packed with live baking demos, classes and cake decorating championships. But we think the best part is the endless samples of delicious baked brownies, cakes, chocolates and croissants—when there’s cake involved you’re allowed three cheat days in a row, right? For more info and tickets, head here.
Saturday 13th June
Blueberry Circuit @ Hotel Steyne
Channelling the vibes of Sticky Fingers, The Kooks and The Beatles is Wollongong-born band, Blueberry Circuit. Join them at Manly’s Hotel Steyne from 9pm for some good drinks, great company and even better tunes. You’ll be sure to leave buzzing with happiness that only comes from a good night. They may be young, but boy oh boy is their music is good.
Green Square Markets
If you’ve traipsed to every market that Sydney has to offer and are looking for something new to feast your eyes (and wallets) upon, then look no further than the Green Square Markets in Joynton Park. Here you’ll find an exciting collection of food, fashion and flowers to put all your other market adventures to shame. They’re on every Saturday from 9am to 2pm – a whole day to find a bargain, yay!
Sunday 14th June
Sunday Sessions at Miranda Hotel
Ah, the classic Sunday sesh: an afternoon of drinks, dancing and friends that occasionally might end up with a Monday work hangover. There’s no better place to indulge in such festivities than the Miranda Hotel, with live music and delicious food to make this Sunday sesh one for the records. Tip: order the braised lamb shoulder pizza with eggplant, capsicum and mint—you won’t regret it.
From Street To Stage @ Soda Factory
Soda Factory is bringing in the goods again, this time with an eclectic mix of fresh musical talent alongside $5 hot dogs and sides (bonus!). The night kicks off from 6pm to celebrate Sydney’s local talent Joe Moore and a line up of aspiring musicians. If you can’t make it this week, don’t worry because From Street to Stage is around all month long to kick those Sunday night blues.
Monday 15th June
Seafood Spectacular @ Red Lantern
Seafood? Wine? Fun? A cure for Monday-itis? Yes Listers, we’ve got the perfect event for you. This Monday, Red Lantern is serving up the best fish in the business and matching it with the most delicious and biodynamic wines Sydney has to offer. Think steamed clams, smoked mussels, prawns, and salmon galore—all cooked to perfection and lasting for a filling four-course affair. The night starts at 6:30pm, and we assure you that you won’t want it to end, although you may have to unbutton your jeans.
Monday Night Movies @ Manly Wharf Bar
If there’s ever a place to house an outdoor cinema, it’s at Manly Wharf Bar. It’s got the gorgeous waterfront views and the menu to match, but add Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and you’ve got the perfect, comedic Monday night. Movies start at 7pm and it’s free entry for all ages. So bring the fam and treat yourself to a night off work.
Tuesday 16th June
Lads from Lucca Regional Dinner @ Balla
Here at The Urban List, we’re suckers for some good Italian food, and there’s no better way to celebrate the carby goodness than with a four-course meal cooked by some of the best Italian chefs in the business at Balla. For $95 you can give your tastebuds a fiesta of Tuscan antipasto, winter vegetable soup, roasted rabbit stuffed with porcini mushrooms and if you’re not full yet, finish with chestnut flour pancakes with a ricotta filling. What are you waiting for? Book your table now and enjoy all the taste sensations Tuscany has to offer.