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This Weekend In Sydney

By Amanda Perez - 12 Nov 2015

This weekend in Sydney, round up your pals as you prepare to bust a funny bone at Hive Baha Comedy Night ($5 cheeseburgers say whut!?!) and the ridiculously reckless Red Bull Billy Cart races at Centennial Park. Then get out of the doghouse as you treat your best poochy friend to the puppacino they’ve always wanted at Cuckoo Callay’s Dog Day Afternoon. With so many things to do in Sydney this weekend, you might not know where to start. Our tip? Start on Thursday

Thursday 12th

Pecorino Night at Italia Di Gusto

Pull your gondola out of the garage, because for the Sydney Italian Festival, you will be swimming in smoothest ewe’s milk pecorino cheese you’ve ever had. Between 5 and 8pm, head on down to the Italia Di Gusto shop to get an intimate look and multiple tastes of authentic Italian Pecorino, from appetiser to dessert. A free event with the chance to win a $10K trip to Italy with Emirates? Thursday nights never looked so tasty grated on pasta. 

Hive Baha Comedy Night

If you like cheap laughs, but only financially, $5 entry The Hive Baha Comedy Night is just for you. Engage your glutes and your funny bone as you head upstairs to Hive Bar in Erskineville. Your belly will thank you for the belly laughs, delicious $5 cheeseburgers and $5 Murray Pale Ales. A night of four 15 minute of stand up sets from seasoned comedians, tonight’s line-up includes John Cruckshank, Alex Waisel, Tom Sanderson, and Andrew Hastings.

All About E Tickets On Sale

Described as a female version of cult movie Priscilla Queen of the Desert, All About E is Australian director Louise Wadley's first feature-length film. At the story’s core is the title character, E: a beautiful Lebanese-Australian lesbian DJ on the run with a bag of stolen cash with her hilarious gay best friend. Open for limited screenings across the country, it's a must-see!

When: 30 November - 2nd December
Where: Dendy Newtown, Opera Quays and Event Cinema Burwood
Tickets: Buy yours here!

Friday 13th

2015 Rocks Village Bizarre

A super exciting evening of live performances, interactive experiences, open-air food stalls, and handcrafted goodies, 2015 Rocks Village Bizarre is a free event running between 6.30pm and 10pm. Enjoy some cold craft beers, ciders, and cocktails from The Rocks Brewing Company as you soak up Vaudevillia-a modern vaudeville variety show brought to you by Slide Lounge. With a three-piece band, circus performers, and some slap stick, you will be slapping your knee with mirth like an old-timey person who goes to Vaudeville shows #vintage. Be sure to have a gander at Airborne–a performance by performers in pressurised suits who create a giant inflatable inflation two storeys tall (kinda like those inflatable noodle men out the front of car dealerships, only arty). For those who are usually too shy to shimmy on the dancefloor like a dancefool, No Lights No Lycra is the low-lit dance party you can get down to in complete obscurity. Don’t forget to leave some time for the Village Bizarre Night Markets! Featuring  handmade fashion, textiles, homewares, art, beauty products, and more, hunt down some unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones (Himalayan goat wool socks for Dad are always a winner). 

L-Fresh The Lion at GoodGod

Good Gosh! L-FRESH The LION, whose track ‘Survive’ has been doing the rounds on Triple J will be hitting up GoodGod Small Club from 8pm after returning from his UK tour supporting Hilltop Hoods and Thundamentals. This local boy from Western Sydney who has hit the big time with his thoughtful lyrics and soulful 90s/00s US hip hop x Sikh Punjabi fusion, L-FRESH is a shooting star who will make your musical dreams come true. Get your tickets here.

Saturday 14th

Studio Ombre Pop-Up Shop

Bring your ombre’d up hair and your tasty sense of taste up to Studio Ombre Pop-Up Shop in Surry Hills this Saturday! Flown in from Paris, their 100% made in France range of contemporary cushions and art prints will bring life to your old brown couch and kinda white wall. Featuring a palette of bright colours and splashes of metallic mixed with dat classic mononchrome in geometric patterns, catch this pop-up before it pops out. 

Cuckoo Callay Presents a Dog Day Afternoon

If you feel guilty when you sit down for a cappuccino at your favourite café in Sydney while your dog sits sadly by your feet without a heart-warming beverage, Dog Day Afternoon is just what the veterinarian ordered! Newtown’s Cuckoo Callay is hosting a pooch-pampering Dog Day Afternoon in support of the RSPCA. You and your puppy can expect to bond while getting your nails done at the doggy day spa, as well as over some doggie treats and puppacinos., Catch the latest in dog couture being strutted down the dogwalk, and definitely maybe win $1,500 in prizes (register via Facebook). 

Utopia Wellness Festival

Bring back the zen that you lost this week at work at Utopia Women’s Wellness Festival. Focusing on holistic wellness, get the lowdown on health, fitness, and wellness practices from the pros, and absorb the dope dopamine of chakra healing, aromatherapy, and fitness competitions. 

Round She Goes Fashion Market

Round She Goes Fashion Market is round for another go after months and months of waiting! Back at Marrickville Town Hall, you can bet your bottom dollar that with 60 stalls selling their vintage fashion and preloved designer fashion, you will find that perfect doily and floral vest that you were looking for. Support local stallholders and beef up your wardrobe the sustainable way between 10am and 3pm, entry $2. 

Sunday 15th 

MCA and Future Classic present FCxMCA Summer Sunday Sessions

Inspired by the MCA’s collections, Kenton Slash Demon and Harvey Sutherland will be hitting the decks from 5pm on Sunday on the Sculpture Terrace! Soak up that beautiful view (of sculptures) and Sydney while dancing like Bill Shorten to some fresh beats. For the nibblers and whistle whet-ers, the MCA café will be open and serving up refreshing drinks, cocktails and light summer feeds. And just for you, you lucky, cultured duck, The MCA will also extend its opening hours until 6pm. 

Red Bull Billy Cart

Live out your childhood dream of catching a real-life billy cart race at the Red Bull Billy Cart at Centennial Parklands from 10.30am. An international event, the Sydney edition will see crazy creative and crazy stupid amateur drivers racing their homemade, handmade, motor-less billy carts downhill. Hold your breath and/or prepare to laugh your glutes off as dodgy brakes hopefully do not fail, and steering wheels made of paper plates hopefully do not detach like in all those American movies you saw in your childhood. Past competitors have  driven 2 Fast 2 Furious style in carts shaped like a piano, a giant baby carriage, a giant corn on the cob, and the Golden Gate Bridge. (First prize to whoever makes a helicopter-shaped cart and dresses up as Bronwyn Bishop). 

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