There is no time for sitting around when the weekend’s forecast includes warm weather, a food festival, a beekeeping master class and mezcal madness. Intrigued? Read on for the best things to do in Sydney this weekend.
Cuban Night at Della Hyde
Strap on those salsa shoes and dance down to Della Hyde this Thursday night for their inaugural Cuban Night! There will be a special Cuban inspired menu on the night including taro fritters with tamarind ketchup, stuffed potato balls and a Cubano sandwich as well as $10 Havana cocktails and a Della mystery cocktail. With live music between 6 – 9 pm, we can’t think of a better way to ring in the weekend.
Where: Della Hyde, 34 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
When: Thursday 10th March from 5 pm
dLux Media Arts Presents IS THIS ART?
Do you love to be ahead of the curve when it comes to art appreciation? We thought so. Exhibition IS THIS ART? is back this weekend as part of the Spectrum Now Festival 2016 to celebrate the work of emerging screen and media artists. You can expect some of the best interactive art, writing and video by Australia’s finest students and recent graduates. Entry is a $10 donation and includes appetisers, light refreshments and fine wine.
Where: CREATE or DIE gallery and exhibition space, 10 Mitchell Street, Marrickville
When: Thursday 10th March, 6 – 9 pm
For more ideas on which Spectrum Now events you should be attending, head here.
Parramatta’s Riverside Brewing takes over the taps at Surry Hills’ Keg & Brew
The best of the West is coming to Surry Hills this Thursday with Parramatta’s Riverside Brewing taking over the taps at Keg & Brew with 13 of their most popular brews. Favourites such as their 33 Golden Ale, 88 Robust Porter and Othello’s Curse have been thrown into the mix, as well as free tasters and merch giveaways from 6 – 6:30pm. So, get in early and come thirsty!
Where: Keg & Brew, 26 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
When: Thursday 10th March, from 6 pm
Live Life Get Active
In a bid to take down Australia’s obesity epidemic, Live Life Get Active was created to encourage Aussies to get off the couch and into their local park for some good old fashion physical activity. So at a time when gym membership prices are on the up, these guys are offering free health, fitness and nutritional education in 34 locations around Sydney. To find your closest location and register for your first class, head to their website.
Where: Multiple locations
When: Various dates
Mezcal March at Tio’s
Often misunderstood (and outshone by tequila), mezcal is the agave-based spirit associated with fiestas, fajitas and fantastic cocktails. Hosted in conjunction with Australia’s best agave importers, Mezcal March is in full swing at Tio’s Cerveceria featuring a bespoke cocktail list including the Matantlan Swizzle which is a refreshing mix of strawberry and rosemary jam, Montelobos mescal, lime and soda. Need we say more?
Where: Tio’s Cerveceria, 4-14 Foster Street, Surry Hills
When: Tuesday 1st – Thursday 31st March
Taste of Sydney
Sydney’s favourite foodie festival is rolling back into Centennial Parklands this weekend with live entertainment and a flock of Sydney’s top chefs in tow. You can expect pop-ups from Sydney faves such as Biota Dining, Kensington Street Social, Kitchen By Mike and Three Blue Ducks At The Farm. So if you’ve been struggling to lock in a reservation at Sydney’s top restaurants, this is your opportunity to dream up your own personal tasting menu. Here are our top 10 things to do at Taste of Sydney this year.
Where: Brazilian Fields, Centennial Parklands
When: Thursday 10th March – Sunday 13th March
Tickets: Book a pair of general entry tickets for $45 (save $15!). Head here for tickets and use code URBAN.
Explore Chippendale Free Gallery Walking Tour
For a peek into the emerging Chippendale contemporary art scene, the Chippendale Creative Precinct now offers free gallery tours every single month. Featured in March are Pat Corrigan and The Strutt Sisters, plus if you head down early for lunch, between 1 – 2 pm in Spice Alley (only an extra $25) you will also have the opportunity to pick the brains of these clever creatives and indulge in complimentary wine before the tour kicks off.
Where: Kensington Contemporary, Chippendale
When: Saturday 12th March from 2 – 4:30 pm.
Round She Goes Market
For some people online shopping can be a massive fail resulting in ill-fitting, tight-in-all-the-wrong-places wardrobe additions (guilty as charged). If this sounds like you, then this weekend’s Round She Goes Market may just be the ticket to mastering the art of rocking pre-loved and quality vintage finds without looking like a total fraud. Entry is $2 at the door and completely worth it for those one of a kind finds.
Where: Marrickville Town Hall
When: Saturday 12th March between 10 am – 3 pm
Kirribilli Art, Design & Fashion Market
The second Sunday of every month brings the promise of a fresh set of market stalls to Burton Street and artisan goods to last you through the working week (did someone say freshly baked sourdough?). Sweet, sweet Kirribilli Markets brings back memories as a young uni student, re-stocking my wardrobe with other people’s cast-offs, which quickly became much-loved wardrobe staples. Picking up a pair of Sass & Bide jeans for $20 wasn’t unheard of in these parts, just sayin’.
Where: Alfred Street South and Burton Street Tunnel, Kirribilli
When: Sunday 13th March
Beekeeping for Beginners
Trade in your Sunday session this weekend for something a little bit different. The Urban Beehive is offering a day-long course that’s designed to teach you the ins and outs of urban beekeeping and how to get started at home. You will learn to understand the elusive bee’s behavior and how to handle the little guys as well as some background info on native bees. Tickets are $308 and include a BBQ lunch, protective gear and a signed copy of ‘Backyard Bees.’
Where: Centennial Parklands
When: Sunday 13th March from 9am – 4pm
Image credit: Jessica Wyld at Taste of Sydney