This weekend is all about enjoying the outdoors and the summer sunshine that has finally come back to Sydney (please don’t leave us, sun!). We have compiled a list of the hottest picnics, movie screenings and booty-shaking things to do in Sydney to keep you entertained, whether you feel like watching the fun un-fold on stage or joining the madness yourself.
Matilda The Musical
If, like us, Roald Dahl’s Matilda was one of your favourite books growing up, then you’ll want to snap up some tickets to Matilda The Musical quick smart (it leaves Sydney at the end of February—which is sooner than you think!). In case you didn’t know, Matilda is the unforgettable story of a young girl with one heck of an imagination and some pretty special skills who takes a stand against some not-so-awesome grown-ups… with lots of singing, dancing and hilarity in between. Winner of 50 major international awards (including 12 for ‘best Musical’) Matilda features original songs by Tim Minchin, book by Dennis Kelly and a whoooole lotta good times. Get your tickets from Ticketmaster today!
Justin Bieber Dance Class with Amrita
Bieber fever has swept the nation (or more accurately, the universe) so instead of busting out alone in your room this week, you can buy tickets to vibrate and gyrate to Sorry with a bunch of other like-minded folk. AKA Beliebers. This is a no shame zone and designed for dancing newbies like us to shake our thang in a dark, loud and sweaty club and hopefully pick up some skills while giving ourselves over to the unavoidable love of Bieber. Tickets are only $18 and you must be over 18 to attend. You can pick up your tickets and get all the info here.
Slide The City
Slide the City is your chance to re-live those summer days made famous in the ‘90s by a long and slippery strip of vinyl weaving through your backyard. A whopping 300 metres long, this slip-and-slide will make you the envy of all of your mates (unless you bring them along, of course!) as you slide through our fair city in style on a rubber tube. There will be live music, drinks, and the biggest slip-and-slide you’ve ever seen. It’s the Australian dream. Be sure to get all the info and book your tickets here.
Flickerfest is returning to Bondi Beach this weekend with the 10-day event to celebrate their 25th birthday. Beginning as a small local festival at Balmain High School in 1991, Flickerfest is now Australia’s only Academy accredited and BAFTA recognised short film festival, which basically means that you won’t be disappointed when you hop along this weekend to enjoy the show. Book your tickets now, through Moshtix.
So Frenchy So Chic In The Park
For things to do in Sydney that have a bit of je ne sais quoi, head on down to St John’s College this weekend. So Frenchy So Chic In The Park is the outdoor event that simultaneously satisfies your eyes, ears, and stomach. With the summer sunshine, picturesque picnic setting, French themed food hampers and live music that will see you cruising happily through your Saturday afternoon. Keep your eyes peeled for two kinds of bars. One will keep you in supply of crisp whites, chilled bubbles and cocktails that scream summer and the other will leave you with a fresh ‘do courtesy of the Kerastase Braid Bar.
Jurassic World at Movies by the Boulevard
What’s better than a trip to an outdoor cinema on a summer evening in Sydney? A FREE trip to an outdoor cinema on a summer evening in Sydney, of course! This Saturday, Cathy Freeman Park is hosting the penultimate screening for this year, with the fourth instalment of the family favourite, Jurassic series. Food and drinks will be available from 6pm as well as kids activities, so you have plenty of time to stock up on food and kick back and relax before the movie starts. Full details here.
Sunday Sundown at Coogee Rooftop
Merivale have only just begun heating up this summer, with their free summer event series, Sunday Sundown. This weekend will see Safia DJs, Joy and Gloves invade Coogee Pavilion Rooftop with the perfect balance of goosebump-inducing multi-instrumentalist beats and dance-‘til-you-drop DJ sets. The event is free and will kick off at 3.30pm so we recommend that you start early to make the most of the sunset views over Coogee Beach and to avoid missing out on the fun.
Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid at Sydney Festival
Don’t let the name fool you, Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid is promoted as a very un-Disney cabaret exploring the tale of teen self-sacrifice, salvation and seduction for a bittersweet take on a ‘Happy Ending’. Meeeow! Part two of the trilogy that begun in 2011 with Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl begins in a world of sea shanties and hymns from the Titanic and evolves into a glittering array or contemporary originals. It’s sure grabbed our attention!
And just because we’d hate for you to miss out…
Saturday 23rd January
Victoria Bitter One Day International Cricket Series | The SCG
The world’s most cricket obsessed nations, India and Australia, are coming together to battle it out for one epic day of cricket in Sydney. Grab the gang, the sunscreen, and get yourself to The SCG to support the Aussies in what is guaranteed to be fast-paced duel to remember.
When: 23rd January
Where: The SCG
Tickets: Buy yours here!