Whether you’re celebrating the Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day or nursing a broken heart, we’ve got something in store for everyone this weekend in Sydney. Have Your Heard are back with another secret location for Summer Land or enjoy a meaty day at the Meatstock festival at Sydney Showgrounds. Embrace your inner Charlotte York with Kristin Davis or celebrate the end of World War II circa 1945 at Elizabeth Bay House. Spin the wheel and take your pick, there’s lots of love and food in the air this weekend.
Lunar Markets at The Star
Monkey around and go bananas at the Lunar Market food festival this weekend. Presented by The Star at Pyrmont Bay Park, the food festival features fan favourites, Everybody loves Ramen and Bao Stop, with some new hits thrown into the mix for good measure, including Mrs Mi and Spanthai. Don’t forget to check out the Black Star Pastry x N2 Extreme Gelato Collaboration and add their Lunar new year inspired flavours to your belt of collaboration achievements.
For more information and to check our the menu, head here.
When: times available on website, until 14 February
Where: Pyrmont Bay Park, Pyrmont
Shamir at Oxford Art Factory
Put on your dance shoes and prepare to bare your heart and soul with Shamir at Oxford Art Factory. At 20 years of age, Las Vegas native Shamir Bailey has become well known for his modern take on disco house R&B, being named Pitchfork’s Best New Music title. Infectious, his music bares the highs and lows of relationships in a quirky yet uplifting way. Shamir will show you how to get down and party on a Thursday night, after all, he is from Vegas. Get your tickets here.
When: 8pm, 11 February
Where: Oxford Art Factory, Basement 38-46 Oxford St Darlinghurst NSW
Have you heard presents: Summer Land
Missed out on your Tomorrowland tickets? Never fear EDM fans, the Have You Heard crew have got your back. Summer Land is taking place in a brand new secret location but will still cover its bases of crazy late night dance offs and adventure. With dorms and villas available, bring back the holidays and enjoy the last of summer with this epic Sydney event. Grab your tickets and pack your gear and sunscreen, you’re in for a weekend of fun and games in a magical land far from reality.
When: 6pm, 12 February to 6pm, 14 February
Where: Secret Location, 75 minutes from Sydney CBD
Lunch with Kristin Davis for UNHCR
Sex & the City fans and activists, this is your chance to be the Carrie Bradshaw to Kristin Davis’s Charlotte York. Alongside Samantha Armytage, Kristin Davis hosts a two-course lunch at the Ivy ballroom in support for refugee women. This once in a lifetime opportunity features a luxury raffle and the chance to hear about Kristin’s experience while visiting Congo and Uganda. Be sure to purchase your tickets and support the UNHCR cause.
When: 12pm to 2pm, 12 February
Where: The Ivy Ballroom, Level 1 320-330 George Street Sydney
Mayhem: Kings Cross 1945 at Elizabeth Bay House
Travel back to 1945 and celebrate the end of World War II at Elizabeth Bay House this weekend. It’ll be a night of mayhem as you go all in downstairs in the illegal gambling den, barter and trade at the black markets and learn the jitterbug with James Star from Sydney Swing Katz. Watch the fashion show, relive the midget sub attacks on the bay and create your own garrison cap while getting a navy tattoo! There’s also a chance to win best dressed and immortalize your time in 1945 at the photo booth. 1945, it’s the place to be this weekend.
When: 6:30pm to 9:30pm, 13 February
Where: Elizabeth Bay House, 7 Onslow Avenue, Elizabeth Bay NSW
Flour and Stone Pop up at Williams-Sonoma Chatswood
Join Nadine Ingram from Flour and Stone and learn the secrets behind her heavenly baked goods. Learn the tricks of the trade as Nadine demonstrates how she creates her signature chocolate, raspberry and buttermilk cake. Don’t forget to save some to share with your loved one on Valentine’s Day! Grab your fellow bakers and prepare your utensils for a great day in the kitchen.
When: 10am until 2pm, 13 February
Where: Williams Sonoma, Level One Chatswood Chase
Meat lovers, we’ve found your match this Valentine’s Day. The Meatstock festival will cover your bases, with guests Tuffy Stone and Mike Johnson and entertainment from the likes of The Buffalo Grass Boys and Sahara Beck. Food options include Burgers by Josh, Bovine & Swine Barbecue Co and Buffalo Trace. Unbuckle your belt and jeans, and prepare to expand those waistlines as you devour ribs and whiskey, and take a look at what the latest barbeque specialty stores have to offer at the expo. Don’t forget to pick up some produce for home so that you can recreate your own Meatstock experience in your backyard.
When: from 11am, 14 February
Where: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park
Valentine’s Day at The Public Cammeray
Whether you’ve got a partner, proudly single or hoping for a night of excitement, The Public Cammeray has got something for everyone this Sunday. Couples can enjoy a set menu dinner, with a glass of prosecco for the girls upon entry while singles enjoy happy hour drinks all night long. For those hoping for a little fun, speed dating is an option on the deck, run by Craft Singles, but seats are limited. Get in early and make the most of the happy hour, get to know your fellow Valentines and get fed at The Public Cammeray. You never know, this Sydney event could change your life.
When: from 6:30pm, 14 February
Where: The Public Cammeray, 439 Miller Street Cammeray NSW
Valentine’s Day at Sefa Kitchen
Celebrate all weekend long at Sefa Kitchen and enjoy a six course Middle Eastern feast that’s filled with plenty of hidden aphrodisiacs. Start with a pomegranate prosecco and fresh local oysters and finish up with dessert that’ll make your partner sweet on you. The option to pair the courses with dinner is also available, as well as a five course brunch on Valentine’s Day. Bookings are essential so to book your tickets or to find out more information visit their website.
When: from 5pm to 10pm, 14 February
Where: Sefa Kitchen, 292 Bondi Road, Bondi NSW