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This Weekend In Sydney

By Lucy Cook
5th Feb 2015

The week of music and markets! Sydney will be alive with eating, dancing, running, and shopping this weekend, so whatever you’re into there will be something to keep you, and your Instagram feed, busy when you’re looking for things to do in Sydney.

Thursday 5th

Retrosweat Surry Hills

For the reluctant exerciser with a passion for Madonna, Retrosweat will be your new favourite church and gym—it’s the most fun you can have working out. Retrosweat is an ‘80s-style freestyle aerobic workout based on the original VHS workouts made famous by the likes of Jane Fonda and Cher.  Smash out some sweet moves to 12 classic ‘80s grooves that change weekly and you’ll be having so much fun you wont even think about all the calories you’re burning and the body toning that’s going on. If I could turn back time, if I could find a way, I’d do Retrosweat everyday… (sorry).

Friday 6th

Redfern Night Markets

You all know we love a market, but Night Markets are the crème de la crème of the Sydney market scene. The Redfern Night Markets will be on the first Friday of every month and have relocated to the Redfern Community Centre. Supported by the Sydney City Council as a positive space to enhance Redfern’s cross-creative artistic culture, the markets will be a hotbed for great food vendors and food trucks, outdoor theatre-style entertainment, and of course a range of stalls featuring arts and crafts, fashion, homewares, and jewellery. The perfect way to wind down your workweek.

Rock and Roll Circus

In the spirit of the original Rolling Stones circus show in the ‘60s, Sydney based singer/songwriter, Mick Hart has put together a brilliant new show for one night only at The Vanguard. Each act will perform an original set and the show will culminate with a huge combined finale of ‘60s classics. Take your dad or your friends—it’s sure to be a great night.

Saturday 7th

Gypsy Jewels Pop Up Shop

Sydney loves a pop up. Sydney loves some boho chic. So, the Gypsy Jewels pop-up is sure to be popular, with jewllery inspired by travels through Asia and Europe, there is limited stock of each piece, to keep the collection exclusive. The pop-up will be held at Hom Yoga in Darlinghurst to celebrate their 4th birthday, with free yoga classes held throughout the day, as well.

Liverpool Night Markets

Rejoice! More Night Markets! These markets are held on the first Saturday of every month in Macquarie Street in Liverpool and are full of music and street food. This week, the markets will have a decidedly lovey dovey theme (for V Day) so you can buy something extra special and fun to seal the deal or show your love… or eat away your feelings with mountains of gozleme. Plenty of options.

Sunday 8th

The Colour Run

Looking for things to do in Sydney that don’t involve eating? Well, you’re in luck, because the most fun and colourful run you can take part in, The Colour Run has taken off worldwide and if you haven’t already enjoyed being covered in brightly coloured powder and roaming the streets of Sydney, you should definitely get on board. Be sure to sign up ASAP, as the event sells out pretty quickly.

Monday 9th

Scott Pickett Cookbook Launch at Guillaume

Two of the world’s most respected chefs, Guillaume Brahimi and Scott Pickett will join forces to create a dinner at Guillaume to launch Pickett’s first ever cookbook, Scott Pickett: A Cook’s Story. They will create an eight-course degustation paired with wines, with Pickett showcasing dishes from his book and Brahimi serving classically French dishes. A copy of Pickett’s book is included with the ticket, so be sure to book early, this evening of culinary showstoppers is going to be popular.

Wednesday 11th

The Paris Cats At Venue 505

For your dose of Parisian-inspired cabaret on a Wednesday night, check out The Paris Cats at Venue 505. Three Australian Natives who spent their time performing in France, have bought their infectious combination of jazzy French grooves to Sydney as a musical celebration of what it means to be an Australian Parisian. Be prepared for laugher, foot tapping, and some intense wanderlust.

Janet Jackson Dance Classes

After the sell-out Beyonce dance classes, GoodGod have embraced the gift of dance with Janet Jackson dance classes. After years of dancing to Together Again while watching it on Rage, it’s time to properly learn the moves and release your inner Janet. There are 2 sessions throughout the night and they are beginner level so everyone can get involved—just make sure to book in nice and early! Janet Jackson hair styling is encouraged, wardrobe malfunctions may not be….

Swine & Co.’s First Birthday Bash

Sydney’s ultimate swine-inspired restaurant, is celebrating its first birthday with a very special Hollywood-themed block party. Sydneysiders will be transported back to the ‘50s for a night of glitz, glamour and excitement. There will be entertainment from local DJs and special guests, The Martini Club, as well as a host of surprises. Be sure to pop in from 5:30pm.

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