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11 Awesome Things To Do This Weekend In Sydney

By Monica Wojnarowska
27th Apr 2017

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Ahhhh another four day week, we are definitely getting used to this. Especially when the weekend ahead is jam packed with the five f’s—food, flicks, fashion, festivals, furry friends and  fun. Here are 11 things happening in Sydney this weekend!

All Weekend

New Autumn Menu At Acre

The leaves are falling and the food is filling at Acre this season. The new autumn menu gets us excited to rug up and tuck into some of the best paddock to plate meals that they are famous for delivering straight from their own urban farm. The wild mushroom bake, eggs, porcini cream on sourdough, and kangaroo and goose pie, faro and dark ale are just a few of the delicious dishes they’re cooking up, so let’s just say we’ll be eating our way through the menu this season.

What: Autumn Menu at Acre
When: All autumn
Where: Camperdown Commons, 31a Mallet Street, Camperdown
Cost: Varies

BentSpoke Beer Bonanza

The best of beer is coming to Sydney this weekend and we’re ready to cheers the 20 different brews they’re bringing with them. All the way from Canberra, BentSpoke Brewing is filling our glasses with some of their award winning brews like the Crankshaft IPA and Barely Griffin Pale Ale and more frothy brews that will be on tap. The event runs over two days, which is lucky because, with 20 beers and a cider option, you’ll need to pace yourself. 

What: BentSpoke Beer Bonanza
12pm Saturday April 29 & Sunday April 30
Where: The Local Taphouse, 122 Flinders Street, Darlinghurst
Cost: Free entry

Spanish Film Festival

We might not speak español but boy does that accent make us weak in the knees. Luckily you can get an earful at the Spanish film festival, which has just kicked off. With the best in Spanish cinema hitting the palace venues, there is almost too much viewing choice this week with Summer 1993, The Queen of Spain and The Exile premiering—just to name a few. Trade in Netflix for the night and get cultured.

What: Spanish Film Festival
When: April 18—May 7
Where: Varied locations
Cost: Tickets from $13, book yours here 

Thursday 27 April

Somedays California Dreamin: Stoned Immaculate Launch

With the 70’s making a swinging comeback to the fashion world, Somedays is celebrating hosting Stoned Immaculate’s newest collection this Thursday. The newest Reliquia collection features the best of the 70’s style including everyone’s favourite flared clothing, vintage tees and accessories. Get shopping and bopping with resident Chingalings DJ and DJ Buttercream for this exclusive look at the line and chance to pre-order your fave bits.

What: California Dreamin; Stoned Immaculate Launch
When: 5pm—7pm, April 27
Where: Somedays, 72B Fitzroy St
Cost: Free

Friday 28 April

Sydney Comedy Festival

The biggest annual lol is back again and we’re already rofling. It’s actually laughable how many acts there are on every night of the festival, and this Friday is no exception with comedian of the year Al Del Bene, Comedians Against Humanity and Dave Eastgate performing, you’ll have to grab some tickets because it won’t be funny if you miss out.

What: Sydney Comedy Festival
Where: Varied locations
When: April 24—May
21 2017
Cost: Ticket prices vary, get yours here

Saturday 29 April

The Big Bounce

Boogey and bounce into PACT this weekend for a mini dance festival. With four hours of dance, tunes and performances, there’s a heap you’re missing out on in the dance world. Award winning dancer and choreographer Matt Cornell is holding the interactive program with both dance and visual components to the night. So if you’re not much of a dancer, there’s several performances, artistic video installations, iconography and a barbeque to get amongst it, with the opportunity to chat with any of the artists and dancers from the day.

What: The Big Bounce
When: 6pm—10pm,
Saturday April 29
Where: PACT, 107 Railway Parade, Erskineville
Cost: Tickets from $10, get them here 

LEGO Death Star

May the force (literally) be with you as you join Lego Master Chris Steininger and Star Wars fans to build the epic Death Star. Fulfil your Star Wars fantasy as you build the empire’s ultimate weapon completely out of lego, and (thanks to the unstoppable power of technology) see it blast into hundreds of lego pieces. With a side of trivia, prizes for best dressed and a mini death star model to commemorate the day, you’ll be Skywalking and talking about this day for light years to come.

What: Lego Death Star
When: Saturday 29 April & Sunday 30 April
Where: Westfield Warringah
Cost: Free

Wilderness Canoe Escape

Channel your inner Bear Grylls and get out of Sydney this weekend for the wilderness adventure you’ve always wanted to have. We’re talking, fishing, campfires and canoeing through backwaters and gorges to find some of the most serene undiscovered spots of the dreamy Blue Mountains. It’s a bucket list kind of experience, so go and tick it off. There are limited spots so get in quick and book here.

What: Wilderness Canoe Escape
When: April 29—April 30
Where: Blue Mountains
Cost: $495pp

Poo Bear: Afraid Of Forever

Disney fans we’re afraid that this documentary would not feature a certain yellow character, but how about we swap you a bear for a Bieber? Industry talent Jason ‘Poo Bear’ Boyd is the man behind some of the most well-known beats from Usher, P!nk and Robin Thicke, and is debuting a documentary that showcases all the behind the scenes magic that goes into these iconic beats. Chocked full of celeb interviews, behind the scenes collaborations and insight into the creative process of film making, it’s just plain cool.  

What: Poo Bear: Afraid of Forever
When: April 29
Where: Red Bull TV
Cost: Free on demand

Sunday 30 April

Pawfect Day Out

It seems as though our pooches social lives may be outdoing ours. Pawfect Day Out is your four legged friends’ ultimate social event. Every dog is barking about it, especially when it includes dog friendly treats from Grumpy Donuts, Over the Moo and more. With over 15 prizes to win, get your paw in the draw to score some awesome swag from PAW by Blackmores, Domuts, Dog Royalty and, you guessed it, way more! Go chase some tail.

What: Pawfect Day Out
When: 2—5pm, April 30
Where: Vic on the Park, 2 Addison Road, Enmore
Cost: Free entry

Sunday Sesión At Tequila Mockingbird

For your weekly dose of hair of the dog, head to Tequila Mockingbird’s Sunday Sesión, where the six-course ‘trust the chef’ menu changes weekly, but the cocktails are always $10. Like we said, the menu changes weekly, so you never really know what you’re in for, but if their regular menu is anything to go by, you can expect dishes like kingfish tiradito (with salted melon, coconut and pistachio) and flame-grilled Berkshire free range pork feather blade. Wash it all down with one of their tequila or mezcal cocktails—it’d be rude not to. To book, head here

What: Sunday Sesión
When: Every Sunday, 12pm - 4pm 
Where: Tequila Mockingbird
Cost: $60 per person, $10 cocktails

MS Walk And Fun Run

With four people being diagnosed with MS in Australia every day, no one should have to walk with it alone. Come together this Sunday and walk with everyone to support Aussie’s living with this disease and help find a cure by donating to the day. With a choice of 5km or 10km walk, you can keep it light or go on extra mile for a good cause.

What: MS Walk & Fun Run
When: Sunday 30 April
Where: Metcalfe Park, Pyrmont
Cost: From $30, register here 

If the weather doesn’t hold up this weekend, try Sydney’s best spots to drink on a rainy day.

acre eatery | Image credit: Federica Portentoso

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