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This Weekend in Sydney

By Amanda Perez
16th Jul 2015

This weekend Sydney is alive with a tonne of dinners, openings, sales, and shows. Get amongst some seasonably unseasonable Christmas feasts, politically incorrect puppet shows, and fireplaces in igloos. Yes sir, there are lots of things to do in Sydney this weekend, so get into it!

Thursday 16th

Taylor’s Rooftop Bar Opening

Taylor’s is Sydney’s newest addition to the eating/drinking/fun-making scene, kicking off celebrations from 8pm. Catering for foodies and aficionados of alcohol, Taylor’s will also house the debut of DANCEetc, who will be banging out bangers in this jungle-lush hot spot.

Rye July at The Glenmore: Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walk-over and reserve a spot at Rye July to immerse yourself in a flavoursome learning and drinking experience at this Sydney bar. Exhaust the Johnnie Walker menu at The Glenmore and be fortified by accompaniments of albacore tuna, sirloin steak, panna cotta, and a selection of fine cheeses.

Vapiano Meet the Makers Tasting Event

Follow Vapiano on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at #vapianoaustralia to get your ticket to meet, eat, and drink with passionate food suppliers for this Euro-chic Italian restaurant. To get the scoop and a slice for you and a friend, email them here (specify that you’re keen for the Sydney show) and let them know which of their dishes the yanks your chain the most and why.

The Mask You Live In Documentary Screening

If you need things to do in Sydney that’s a little bit cultural, this is the way to go. The Mask You Live In is a fascinating documentary about definitions of masculinity and gender roles in young boys. $22 will get you general admission, and you can stay for a panel discussion afterwards. Get your tickets here. 

Friday 17th

The Hill Eatery Turns Three

One of our favourite restaurants in Bondi, The Hill Eatery, is turning three and is throwing the party of the century (okay, maybe month). Drinks are just $5 and you’ll be able to sample their new menu for free until 7pm. Book your spot here.

Dinosaur Designs’ Sydney Annual Sale

National icon of homewares and jewellery design, Dinosaur Designs, begins its Sydney annual sale in Strawberry Hills this Friday! Bring your tax return dollas and save up to 40% on discontinued lines, up to 80% off classic archive pieces and get your well-groomed paws on unique samples.

The Gin Mill Social at Slide

Skip the moonshine and pop on down to Slide in Darlinghurst for The Gin Mill Social. A speakeasy night of easy speak, fancy food, and fancy footwork from a host of live performances, get your tickets to slide in before it slides away.

Bondi Feast

A feast for the stomach and the mind, put away your Apple and eat from the apple of knowledge at Bondi Feast. Hosting a range of thoughtful theatre, workshops, comedy, music, and food, engage your senses and engorge on this feast. Bookings essential, the FOMO is real.

Saturday 18th

Avenue Q at The Enmore Theatre

Catch the final show of multi award-winning AVENUE Q at the Enmore. An irreverent musical harking from Broadway, both furry puppet and less-furry human actors tell a story of struggle in New York. Promising puppet nudity and hits such as ‘ Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist’, it’s fun fit for the whole family (sort of).

Stars + Stripes: American Art of the 21st Century at Manly Art Gallery & Museum

The Manly Art Gallery & Museum is introducing bright, young American stars of art to Sydney. Drawn from private collections, head over and discover the exhibition’s 51 stellar, innovative works. Covering a range of media, behold the cutting edge of the new gen, bringing you such works as ‘Sucked in Juice Box’.

Christmas in July at Pei Modern

Treat yo’ self and get your seat for the Pei Modern Christmas in July dinner. Don’t stay home alone this weekend. Instead, dine among friends, as you devour a six-course Christmas feast featuring fancy twists on Australian classics such as Skull Island jumbo prawns and burnt pavlova and clementine.

Lorna Jane warehouse sale

We love that exercise gear is now socially acceptable to wear 80 per cent of the time. We also love it when one of our favourite labels goes on crazy sale too. This weekend head to Sydney Olympic Park’s Hall of Legends to pick up gear for up to 60% off. Don’t be shy, Listers… Stock up!

Sunday 19th

Brewery Yard Markets

Inhale the freshest air, fashion, art, music, food, and drink between 10am and 4pm at the Brewery Yard Markets at Central Park. This market is home to Brooklyn Boy Bagels, Cakey Bakey Heart, The Muesli Man, Haus of Harley Dogwear and other such poetically-named stallholders. Get outdoors, get local. It’s good for the soul.

Café del Mar at Wintergarden

Hang up your winter booties and warm your booty by the fireplace at Café del Mar at Wintergarden. Bringing bespoke Wintergarden cocktails to the bar and igloo area, Café del Mar promise to warm you inside and out.

Seafood BBQ Cooking at Sydney Seafood School

Step up from fictionalised shrimp on the barbie and get patriotic at Sydney Seafood School as you learn to barbeque like legends such as George Foreman. In this four-hour class, master fish, shellfish and squid like the Sea King you’ve always yearned to be.

Monday 20th

Monday Wine Down at Kubrick’s

Cure your Monday-itis by getting your dose of cheese and wine at Kubrick’s. Get cheesey in this cosy hole-in-the-wall as you embrace a special someone in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other, surrounded by unlimited cheese.

Movie Mondays at Soda Factory – There’s Something About Mary

Grab a soda with your dream prom date at the Soda Factory and enjoy $5 beers, hotdogs and side with your movie, trying to figure what it is about Mary and how much Ben Stiller’s forehead has lost dexterity since 1998.

Tuesday 21st

Yellow presents Damien Pignolet & Janni Kyritsis dinner

Culinary kings Pignolet and Kyritsis are hosting a fabulous dinner featuring unreal dishes such as eclair with avocado purée and seaweed caviar, and salad of pigs ears and tongue with bitter greens and mustard vinaigrette. This is one dinner from Yellow not to be missed.

Wednesday 22nd

Cullen Wine Dinner at ARIA Sydney

Put the wine in winter and head into ARIA for a private five-course wine dinner, hosted by Cullen Wines. Enjoy the finer things and circumvent a hangover with guidance from Cullen Wines chief wine maker Vanya Cullen and ARIA’s Group Sommelier Matt Dunne. Bookings are essential and cost $220 per person which includes a five-course dinner, matching wines, coffee, tea and petits fours.

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