This weekend is set to begin as all great weekends should—with a big ol’ belly laugh. Then you’ve got a smoky BBQ dinner, some healthy stuff (to work off the BBQ), and a farmers market for you to check out. Yep, there’s tonnes of things to do in Sydney this weekend, so let’s get out there and do this!
Nick Offerman – Full Bush Tickets
Gather round men (and women). This weekend Nick Offerman is heading to Sydney’s State Theatre to dish on his lessons in manliness and cautionary tales that will have you stepping away from your manscaping tools and laughing your butt off. Best known for his role as Ron Swanson on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman is a ukulele-wielding comedian, who is heading Down Under with his incredibly popular live show, Full Bush. Tickets are selling fast, but you can get yours through ticketmaster here.
Yaks Ales BBQ Festival Dinner
Chris Lilly (no, not that Chris Lilley) of Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q in Alabama is teaming up with Luke Powell, of LP’s Quality Meats this Thursday for a four-course dinner to kick off the Yaks Ales BBQ Festival. Think low and slow with this sharing menu that will incorporate Alabama barbecue classics alongside brews by Yaks Ales and Pepperjack Wines. This guy is no joke and was named the ‘King of the Smokers’ in 2012 and has won 15 World Championships since 2000. It is safe to say that he’s kind of a big deal. Seats are limited and you can get your tickets here.
Luca Brasi at Plan B Small Club
Continuing their mission to bless the Aussie mainland with the powers of rock, Luca Brasi is taking over Plan B Small Club this weekend with their mates Endless Heights, Brawlers and HannahBand. It is sure to be loud, sweaty and a head thumping good time as they continue their Aeroplane tour around Australia and give fans a taster of their forthcoming third album with their single of the same name. You can pick up yo’ tickets here.
Guys, the time has finally come where we have to say adios to the festive season. I know. We are devastated too. If you feel like you need to hit the refresh button before the hot cross buns start rolling in, then FebFast may just be the best excuse going around. This Friday, FebFast and Genesis Fitness Club are hosting a free outdoor Zumba class at World Square to kick off the event, beginning 1st February. Make sure you don’t forget your sunscreen!
David Bowie Tribute: Labyrinth
Tear. We miss Bowie and all the awesomeness he left behind. Celebrate your favourite guy by heading to classic Sydney cinema, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace in Cremorne. There are sessions at 9pm and 9:30pm, and tickets are a breezy $15 each, with $3 from every ticket going to the Cancer Council NSW. Nab your spot here.
Randwick Farmers Market
Summer days were made for wandering around the local farmers market, amirite? Maybe it’s just us, but since Sydney is set for a warm one this weekend, the Randwick Farmers Markets are an ideal Saturday morning situation as far as we are concerned. With fresh and seasonal produce hailing from all of Sydney’s corners, the markets will ensure that you are fully stocked in figs, tomatoes, freshly baked bread and homemade cheese for the week ahead.
Yum Cha at Mr. Wong
What do you think of when you hear the words dim sum, tea and brunch? Yep, It’s time to take on yum cha, Mr. Wong style. This weekend Mr. Wong is opening their doors for their quintessential Chinese traditional brunch spread that allows you to gorge on dumplings and steam buns before lunchtime with absolutely no judgement. Their only condition is that you bring three of your mates with you, which is fine by us since it sounds like the perfect excuse to try everything on the menu. We’ll take one of everything!
Sound + Vision at The Sydney Opera House
You are invited to explore the hypnotic and downright entertaining space where art, music and technology collide. For one night the Sound + Vision collaboration presented by Samsung will be held at The Sydney Opera House this Sunday. Three musicians have been paired with one artist each to create a unique experience that is not your average night at the theatre. Think motion sensors, audio manipulation, light and sound shows throughout, with performances by Empress Of, Banoffee, Oscar Key Sung and Charles Murdoch. Let the over stimulation begin!
You can apply for free tickets here and also apply to win a double pass.
Sunday Sundown at Coogee Rooftop
The holiday season may be behind us but summer is still (well, sometimes) coming in strong and delivering the goods in the temperature department (when it’s not channelling tropical storms that is…). To celebrate, Merivale’s Sunday Sundown line-up continues this Sunday at Coogee Rooftop with Dustin Tebbutt who has finally returned from the depths of a Scandinavian winter. Joined by EAST’s indie, electronic beats and ending the night with a set by Bluejuice DJs the summer heat will be very much present and there may even be an appearance of their infamous sequined leotards. Yes, really.