This weekend Sydneysiders are treated to enough music and culture to leave us bragging for weeks to come. Whether you’re into reggae, pizza or a nice glass of Italian-style wine, there are plenty of things to do in Sydney this weekend.
45 Sessions at Sky Terrace
Start your weekend early at Sky Terrace, spending the night on the dance floor and throwing shapes to soul, funk, disco, hip-hop, reggae and everything in between. The group from 45 sessions have lined up some fantastic DJs to match the breathtaking Sky Terrace view, and when you add in good food and plenty of drinks, there is no better way to watch the sun go down over our beautiful city.
Veuve Clicquot Airstream Pop-Up Bar
For the third year running, the Sydney Opera House is creating the ultimate summer destination on its Western Boardwalk. Transforming into a Summer Playground, there will be sandpits, interactive performances and all-round family fun by day, and cocktails, dining and live music at night which is sure to showcase everything that’s great about Sydney in summer. And the view doesn’t hurt. We didn’t think it could get any better until Veuve Clicquot set up their super cool Airstream camper pop-up bar, decked out with palm trees and long boards. This pop-up is for those who really want to indulge and show Instagram how fancy you are, serving pints of prawns, oysters, and of course their beautiful champagne. $25 tickets to selected Summer at the House shows will be offered every day in January, including to some sold-out shows. Tickets will be on sale from 12pm at the Info Kiosk on the Opera House precinct.
Garden Party at Chinese Laundry
The Chinese Laundry Garden Parties are a mecca for lovers of bass and a good time. Spend your Saturday sweating it out with some of the best DJs to grace the Sydney scene, Andy C and State of Mind.
Fat Freddy’s Drop at Soda Factory
Music lovers will be dancing all week when they year that NZ band and massive crowd-pleasers Fat Freddy’s Drop will be doing a DJ set at The Soda Factory. What’s best is the event offers free entry! Expect dub, disco and dancing galore. Doors open at 7am and won’t close until 3am; but make sure you get in early, there is sure to be an epic queue for this event.
Frankie’s Vulgar Display Of Pizza 2
You can always count on Frankie’s for a sweaty, grungy night full of booze and pizza. Once again, their annual Vulgar Display Of Pizza event will be a night of metallic goodness, which will make you thankful for the public holiday the next day. There is a good line-up of metal bands starting around 6 and it’s sure to get more loud and messy as the night goes on, strap yourselves in for a fun night!
Rooftop Reggae Kings Cross Hotel
Treat your hangover to a healthy dose of reggae music to soothe your mind. The Rooftop of the Kings Cross Hotel is showcasing the best of reggae music and serving up some delicious Jamaican BBQ from 5pm. It’s the perfect way to wind down from the weekend this summer.
Icebergs x Supernormal at Icebergs
For those of you who have paid a visit to Supernormal in Melbourne will understand why we are excited about this one-off collaboration with Icebergs. Joining forces with chef Andrew McConnell, from 2pm diners can indulge in three of Supernormal’s stand-out dishes including the New England lobster roll, cobia with yuzu kosho and smoked beef tartare. What makes this even better is that each dish will be served with Besserat de Bellafon Champagne and/or Kirei Shuz ‘Karakuchi 80’ Junmai Nama Genshu sake. Deeelicious!
Unico Zelo Wine Dinner at Nomad
Brendan Carter and Laura Blanden are a newly married couple that are well and truly part of the exciting new movement of Australian winemakers taking inspiration from the grapes of the Mediterranean, making Italian-inspired, textural and site-expressive wines. To celebrate the release of their 2014 vintages, they are partnering with Nomad for a 5-course dinner, pairing their amazing wines with an exciting new menu from new Nomad Head Chef, Jacqui Challinor. This night of delicious food and wine only has limited spaces and is sure to sell out, so run, don’t walk, to the Nomad site and get your tickets!
Pop Cinema – Basquiat
As part of the Pop to Popism exhibition, the Art Gallery Of NSW has been showcasing a film series of Pop Cinema on various Wednesdays and Sundays for free. Be sure to head down to see Basquiat, an insiders look at the New York art world of the 90s, told through the life story of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a 19 year-old graffiti artist who was known for his hybrid, topical paintings.
Image credit: Kings Cross Hotel