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This Weekend in Sydney

By Amanda Perez
20th Aug 2015

Hellooooooo weekend! If you’re looking for awesome things to do in Sydney, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got custom made Kit Kats, wine dinners galore and a very stylish pop-up sale. Let’s do this!

Thursday 20th

Kit Kat Studio

Get excited, because Kit Kat are running a MAKE YOUR OWN KIT KAT POP-UP at Westfield, Sydney. Have a break (or 12) by selecting your favourite chocolate, adding up to three ingredients (no Kit Kat abominations allowed), and top it off with personalised packaging. Extra ingredients include options like crushed chilli flakes, ground roast almond brittle, dried raspberry pieces, golden honeycomb shards, lightly salted caramel popcorn, and pink rose petals. Clean that drool off your phone screen and run on down.

The Collaroy Wine Dinner

Get your weekend on course with this sensational four-course wine dinner designed by Executive Chef Ben Varela at The Collaroy Hotel. Match your meal with five fine wines from Pepperjack and Saltram Vineyards of the Boss Barossa Valley. The second of a series of such events at The Collaroy, you can be sure that wine is the star here, and with tickets selling out quickly at the last dinner, you’ve got to jump on board quick to secure your seat for this one!

Everybody knows mars pop up sale

Your wardrobe is about to thank you, because Sydney’s own Insta-famous personal stylist for men and women @everybody_knows_mars is hosting another pop up sale! If it’s as popular as the last sale, you should jump in quick to get your hit of international luxury brands this Thursday through to Saturday at Pam Pam Swimwear, Double Bay from 10am-5pm.

Friday 21st

Sydney Science Festival

Bust out your inner Mythbuster and blow some stuff up (under supervision, and in the name of science) at the Sydney Science Festival! Paint a giant masterpiece with paint-filled balloons (are you also thinking Princess Diaries?), burst a watermelon with elastic bands (are you also thinking Jimmy Fallon?) and dodge a hailstorm of ping pong balls (are you also thinking ‘I haven’t seen that movie but I would totally go see it’?). Grab a ticket and see Ray Martin interview Chris Hadfield, legendary astronaut and Space Oddity mime-artist extraordinaire. Get insight into the mind of the man whose brain is unlocking secrets about the body’s reaction to weightlessness for deep space travel (to find out Is There Life On Mars?).

Saturday 22nd

Round She Goes Market at Marrickville Town Hall

Award-winning indoor fashion market Round She Goes is hosting a market with over 60 stalls at Marrickville Town Hall! Swing on over for all your quality women’s vintage and preloved designer fashion needs. With clothing, accessories, and jewellery from a range of local stallholders, get sustainably retro and get treasure huntin’.

Sunday 23rd

Fifties Fair returns to Rose Seidler House

Not your average schoolyard fair, Fifties Fair has returned for the twentieth time to Sydney’s favourite retro house, Rose Seidler House. Dress in your finest fifties garb (Tara Moss will be a judge for the best-dressed) and blast into the past! Shop for authentic vintage, get a 50s hairdo, rock ‘n’ roll with The Hi-Boys and other live music performances, and shimmy that money maker with Swingtime Australia, who will help you dominate the dance floor like Grease is the word. There will be loads of classic cars to admire, and a drool-worthy range of gourmet eats from Porteño, Eathouse Diner, Daisy’s Milkbar, Madame Pop, and AllPress Espresso.

Central Otago pop up at The Winery

For a lazy afternoon of unwinding, head on up to The Winery on Crown Street for a Central Otago pop up. Including unlimited wine tastings along with a gourmet BBQ, 11 of Central Otago’s finest wineries and producers like Akarua, Carrick, and Domain Road will guide you through a tasty learning experience that will show you the best of NZ from the cosy comfort of The Winery.

Craft Beer Fight Club’s first Trans-Tasman Clash at Dove & Olive

It’s that time of the month again! Come one, come all beer-aficionados and enthusiasts, to bear witness to Beer Fight Club’s first Trans-Tasman Clash at Dove & Olive. Round 8 will see Parramatta’s Riverside Brewing take on NZ’s Panhead Brewing! Taste their brews and decide who deserves the honour of The Golden Growler. Winner earns a plaque on the Golden Growler trophy and a tap at Dove & Olive as Beer of the Month. Get your ticket (beer included) and make a difference with your vote.

Tuesday 25th

Woods Crampton Wine Dinner at CHISWICK

Chew the fancy way this Chewsday over a special wine dinner at CHISWICK with Woods Crampton Wine. Hosted by sommelier Matt Dunne and Woods Crampton in the private dining room, you will most definitely enjoy some canapés on arrival, followed by a four-course menu complemented by a range of fine wines, then tea, coffee, and petits fours. Tuesday never looked so refined.

Wednesday 26th

Rockford Wine Dinner at The Cut Bar & Grill

Hellooooo mid-week deliciousness! On Wednesday, treat yourself to the flavours of The Cut matched with wines from Barossa Valley vineyard, Rockford Wines. Ben Radford (Rockford’s winemaker) will be guiding you through the five-course menu on the night prepared by Head Chef, Joseph Webb. This very special dinner will cost $180 per person and includes five glorious courses with matching wine. Places are limited, so head here to reserve your seat

Wired for Wonder

What up Wednesday?! Wired for Wonder is back for another year, featuring a staggering line-up of speakers and sessions to inspire discovery and innovation for local businesses and individuals. Speakers include entrepreneur and founder of Atari, Nolan Bushnell; Guy Kawasaki, former ‘chief evangelist’ at Apple; inventor Jack Andraka, who at 15 invented an early detection test for pancreatic, ovarian, and lung cancer; and author, futurist and visionary technologist Ben Hammersley, famous for coining the term ‘Podcast’. This year will also see the launch of a controversial Controversy Hour. No question is too barbed, no topic too taboo. Get amongst it and poke at some genius brains.

Willow Creek Wine Dinner at Riley St Garage

Bring some pep to Wednesday night and get your ticket to Willow Creek Wine Dinner at Riley St Garage. Join celebrated winemaker Geraldine McFaul as she walks you through the intricacies of Willow Creek Vineyard’s wines in tandem with Riley St Garage’s Executive Chef, Regan Porteous. Porteous has created a special six-course menu for your soon-to-be-very-happy belly. Nibble on some Riley St signature seared scallops, market fresh sashimi snapper, and rich chicken parfait while you inhale the complementary bouquets of the finest Willow Creek Wine has to offer. 

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