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This Weekend in Sydney

By Amy Lyall
13th Aug 2015

With winter days finally starting to fade away, everyone wants to get out of the house and red wine stained tracksuit pants (don’t tell us you weren’t rocking these for the majority of winter) and start exploring all the fun things to do in Sydney. 

Fancy a night out hittin’ the DF at a wild Carnaval party? Being one of the first to race around the newly opened Barangaroo Reserve? Or a day out for dog lovers? We’ve got your weekend sorted, and there’s even an all you can eat dinner squeezed in too.

Thursday 13th

Rugby Long Lunch at Mr Tipply’s

Still cheering about the Wallabies winning the Rugby Championship last weekend? Then head on down to Mr Tipply’s where Phil Kearns, former Rugby Union player and sporting legend will be talking all things Bledisloe and the Rugby World Cup over a leisurely long lunch. It all kicks off at 12:30pm with charity raffles throughout the day, a two-course lunch, and a few cheeky Thursday bevvies enjoyed over some rugby chat to ease into the weekend. 

Vinyl @ Cornerstone with DJ Dusty Fingers

FBi Radio’s Dusty Fingers AKA Marty Doyle is going to be on the decks and mixing up the best soul, rock funk and everything in between for Vinyl @ Cornerstone. Marty will be kicking off the tunes at 6:30 so you may as well get down early for Happy Hour from 5-7pm with $5 beer and wine. Dinner is available from 5pm, with a heart $12 roast to prepare you for a night of dancing. Cornerstone is only doing three of these vinyl nights so get down to Carriageworks this weekend!

Miss Peaches Dance Class

If you were born to hand jive but are stuck for moves, grab you Danny or Sandy and learn how to rock ‘n’ roll with the best of them. Miss Peaches is offering both beginners and intermediate classes, for $14 and $16 respectively. The best part? You won’t have to find a dinner spot afterwards. Info here.

Friday 14th

City Mile Dash for Cancer Council 

Bring your runners to work and get a team together because it’s time for a lunchtime speed race. The City Mile Dash, created by the Cancer Council is a 1.6km race around the newly opened up Barangaroo Reserve. It’s not too late to register and the perfect way to settle any office rivalries and bring out the competitive side in the corporate elite out in the sunshine. It’s a great excuse to get up and get moving on your lunchbreak and raise money for a fantastic cause. 

Brazilian Carnaval at The Sheaf

The epic party vibes of Brazilian Carnaval are coming to The Sheaf with a Veuve Clicquot twist. It’s going to be a night of fabulous dancers, drummers and much more with the new garden bar will be transformed into a wild Carnaval party. Of course the bottles will be poppin’ all night, Veuve of course, for the only Sydney event in this international celebration. Kick off the weekend in style and get swept up in the crazy spirit starting at 6pm and with live shows at 7:30 and 9pm it’s your Friday night entertainment all in one place. 

Tuscan Wine Dinner at Ripples Chowder Bay

We all wish we lived in Tuscany, and Ripples Chowder Bay knows it. That’s why this scenic Sydney restaurant in Mosman is inviting you to live out those Italian dreams while overlooking the water and Clifton Gardens. Five courses later (with matched wines) and you’ll almost mistake that sea breeze for a bit of country air. Dinner starts at 7pm and can be booked on the Ripples Chowder Bay website for $95pp.  

Saturday 15th

Sydney Dog Lovers Show

If you’re thinking about getting a dog or already have one this is where you should be this Saturday. Everything from Ask-A-Vet and Ask-A-Trainer to the Perfect Match feature, which will actually tell you which dog is perfect for you! But the best part of the show has to be Pat-A-Pooch—you get to pat dogs! Yes, that’s right you can go and make lots of new furry friends and it’s a good way to get info on breeds you’re interested in too.

Dibby Dibby Soundsystem at The Cliff Dive

With West African And Caribbean sounds, the London DJ collective Dibby Dibby Soundsystem are getting Summer vibes to us Aussies early at The Cliff Dive. Entry is free before 11pm and only $5 after. Their next Sydney performance won’t be until October so get in on the action now.

Sunday 16th

Sydney Tea Festival

Imagine this, Sunday spent leisurely strolling around sipping on the best artisanal tea around and indulging in some sweet treats while you’re at it. Sound good? The Sydney Tea Festival is on at the Blacksmith’s Workshop at Carrigeworks in Eveleigh and $4 will get you a tasting cup to sample everything from oolong to chai. If you’re up for educational (yet tasty) things to do in Sydney, there are tea workshops too but get in quick and pre-book them before you go. 

Fiesta Del Mar at MoVida Sydney

Live like the Spanish this weekend at Movida’s Fiesta Del Mar or “Festival of the Sea” with seafood galore. The five-course menu showcases the best in Australian seafood, in traditional Spanish dishes like the whole baked pink snapper with Poor Man’s Potatoes. Of course there’s a glass of beer or wine on arrival (how else would it be a fiesta?) and finish Sunday lunching with the almond fondant with fennel pollen ice cream, before a well deserved siesta. 

Monday 17th

All-You-Can-Eat Fried Chicken at Johnny Lobster

All. You. Can. Eat. Fried. Chicken. This is not a drill, people. Johnny Lobster is giving you the opportunity to get as much of their insanely good fried chicken into your mouth on Monday nights in August for $25 and it even comes with sides. You can wash it all down with $5 cans of Young Henrys too, the best way to beat a case of Mondayitis.

Movie Mondays at The Soda Factory – Top Gun

If you feel the need… the need for speed, then head down to the Soda Factory for some Top Gun action. Doors open at 5pm, so get there early for happy hour till 8. There are $5 beers, wine, hot dogs and sides to be enjoyed as well as the advantage of securing a seat. The movie starts at 8pm, so get a cocktail syphon to share with your fellow mavericks. 

Beast Feast 2015

Now this is a kind of tour we can get behind - a travelling eatery tour! Head to Young Henrys this Monday for eats from Knafeh, Happy as Larry, and drinks from Young Henrys, plus dancing, music and a whole bunch of fun. For more information, head to the website.

Tuesday 18th

The Honesty Box at Grounds of Alexandria

Australian produce is mostly showcased on menus but Beerenberg have taken the next step with a beautiful collection of photos to tell a different story. Beerenberg source their ingredients from locally grown food and have taken this as inspiration for the Honesty Box Exhibition, a tribute to the wonderful famers and their produce across our diverse landscape from coastline to farmland. Where else but The Grounds of Alexandria for this exhibition? Pop down and say hi to Kevin while you’re there. 

Wednesday 19th 

Pun Night Out at The Comedy Store 

If you’ve got some mid week blues laughter might be the medicine you’re in need of, complete with canapés and a drink or two. You’ll not only get a night full of entertainment and laughs, but 100% of proceeds from the night are going to the charity Youth Off The Streets so you’re not only going to have a good night but it’s for a good cause too. Tickets are going fast, so get in quick

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