Food & Drink

9 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend in Sydney

By Jessica Best
27th Oct 2016

halloween in sydney

Sydney. You’ve outdone yourself. This Halloween weekend calls for a day of the dead festival, freak shows, pop-up bars, markets and hey… even a bit of comedy for anyone whose scare-threshold is minimal (we’re not judging).

But the scariest thing of all would be missing out on these events… so get to it Sydney!


Urban Yoga

Before you start your deathly celebrations, you’ll probably be in need of some blissful zen-time. And we’ve got your back. Join the masters at Urban Yoga in Surry Hills where one of their instructors will lead a 90 minute Yin class (urban stretch style). It’s suitable for all levels and accompanied by a group of string musicians.

When: Thursday 27th October, 6-7:30pm
Where: Urban Yoga, Surry Hills
Cost: $40

Day Of The Dead Festival

Kicking things off this Halloween weekend, our favourite Tex-Mex bar El Camino Cantina is hosting an epic Day of the Dead festival. With live music on Thursday night, an all you can eat taco menu on Friday to celebrate our personal favourite of the seven deadly sins, gluttony. The weekend calls for more live music and Dragon’s Blood punch and some serious salsa dancing and Tex-Mex brunch on Sunday, you know, to carry on from the night before.

When: 27th-30th of October
Where: El Camino Cantina, The Rocks
Cost: Free entry

Freak Show At The Argyle

The Argyle is hosting one hell of a show this weekend. That means two whole nights of majorly sinful celebrations on Friday and Saturday. Its two floors, five bars and historic cobblestone courtyard will be transformed into a multi-sensory, freak show spectacular including a line-up of roving performers, bearded ladies, contortionists, tarot card readers, magicians and a super line-up of Djs including Press Play, Jesabel, Tass, Moto, Glover and Tess, and Vockler.

When: 27th-30th of October
Where: The Argyle, The Rocks
Cost: Free entry

Flow After Dark

If you love the sound of a silent disco yoga session then Flow After Dark is for you. Fusing yoga and live beats to bring you a fitness session (bigger than ever) that we know you’ll love. Having sold out across Melbourne and Sydney before, this event is a Halloween must-do. Australia’s number one yoga instructor, Kate Kendall will lead the 90 minute Vinyasa class and the Ministry of Sound has collaborated with resident DJ James Mack to bring you a yoga soundtrack like no other. Plus, there’s a yogi braid station (seriously) and Alix McDermott will be painting up some Halloween inspired make-up!

When: Thursday the 27th of October, 7pm
Where: 1 Driver Avenue, Moore Park
Cost: $59


MCA Cherry Blossom Bar

Cross this off your summer bucket-list... the Cherry Blossom Bar is here. This elegant little pop-up bar coincides with the Tastuo Miyajima exhibition at the MCA and is open all summer… starting this Friday! Sip on sake and themed cocktails alongside authentic tastes of Tokyo with share plates of Izakaya-style fare.Think edamame, gyoza and bento box spreads with the panoramic views of Circular Quay right in front of you. Cocktails are crafted from revered Japanese whiskies and sake by Sydney mixologist Jared Thibault (QT Sydney extraordinaire). So yeah… we know where we’ll be this summer.

When: Friday the 28th of October
Where: Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay
Cost: Free entry


Heartfulness Meditation Festival

Because if you’re not stressed, are you really living in Sydney? If you’re looking to wind down a bit and find your calm, this meditative festival is worth a visit this weekend. Over two days, the HeartfulnessMeditationFestival will feature 4 unique sessions, art exhibitions, and soulful live music by some of Sydney’s best musicians

When: 29th-30th of October
Where: Bangarra Dance Theatre, Walsh Bay
Cost: $10

Comedy Lounge Happy Hour Saturdays

So Halloween is great and all but for those of you who can’t handle the spook, here’s something you can finally cheer about (phew). Partnering with the Comedy Lounge (only the best comedy in Sydney no biggie), the Cafe Lounge is hosting awesome stand-up alongside it’s cocktail bar and restaurant, and guys the drinks are $5. Yes.  

When: Every Saturday, 5-7pm
Where: Cafe Lounge, 277 Goulburn Street Surry Hills
Cost: Free entry

EQ Village Markets

The Moore Park Produce Market is the home of the best produce from NSW and ACT growers, producers, chefs and artisans. Stalls are hand-picked and there are weekly workshops and cooking demonstrations to get amongst as well as tasty food and fresh flowers!

When: Every Saturday, 8am-2pm
Where: Showring, Entertainment Quarter
Cost: Free entry


Cruelty Free Festival

Calling all veggies, vegans, curious carnivores… pretty much anyone who loves a damn good feast! Let’s be honest, if you like yummy food (or you love animals) this festival is for you. Expect to find cruelty-free fashion, entertainment, art, shopping and awesome talks. Foodie stalls include Rhubard Bakes, Funky Pies, Over the Moo, The Chocolate Yogi and loads more!

When: Sunday 30th of October
Where: Australian Technology Park
Cost: $5 entry

Image credit: The Argyle

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