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This Weekend In Sydney

By Emma McNamara
19th Feb 2015

It’s nearly time for the weekend and, boy, have we found lots of fun things to do in Sydney for you! From museum parties to a yoga retreat, recovery sessions and a whole lotta food, this weekend is going to be a good one.

Thursday 19th

Din Tai Fung Pop Up

From Thursday 19th to Sunday 22nd February you can indulge in some of Sydney's best dumplings at Din Tai Fung's pop up that's happening at the Sydney Tower Eye's Observation Deck. Between 11:30am-2pm and 5:30-8:30pm each day feast on the deliciousness that is Din Tai Fung while enjoying a 360 degree view of Sydney. To commemorate the Year of the Sheep, the chefs at Din Tai Fung have created a special menu which features super cute lamb and pork buns. Not a bad way to celebrate Chinese New Year, in our opinion!

Mardi Gras at Jurassic Lounge

For a few glorious nights a year, the Australian Museum on College Street closes its doors to the public and opens them up to Jurassic Lounge. Attendees are granted the unique opportunity to view the museum’s dinosaurs, gemstones and exhibitions up close and after hours. This Thursday, Jurassic Lounge has teamed up with Mardi Gras to bring us a wild, colourful party chock-full of events celebrating Sydney’s queer culture. The museum will be transformed into an interesting collaboration between drag artists, DJs, Andea Darling’s giant dance lessons, comedians, scientists and artists where more than 2,000 adults will come to play! Sydney’s favourite queer party, Unicorns, will be making an appearance as well as all the usual Jurassic Lounge favourites, such as the silent disco, date roulette, photo booths, crafts, giant games, stick insects, live reptiles and much more!

Bassike’s Big Warehouse Sale

The once-yearly godsend that is a Bassike warehouse sale is upon us! We’ve written our lists, checked them twice and know exactly what we’re on the look out for. Whether you’re after one-off pieces or key wardrobe staples, Bassike is sure to have something just right. With their use of gorgeous material and excellent craftsmanship, Bassike really is worth the potential queuing, elbow-ing and ensuing bruised ribs! The sale starts Thursday at 4pm and ends Saturday at 6pm, so be sure to get down to Paddington Town Hall early to get first dibs!   

Friday 20th

Wanderlust Cockatoo Island

For things to do in Sydney that will benefit your body and mind, take a weekend (or at least a day) out from your busy schedule and get yourself to Cockatoo Island for the Wanderlust Yoga Festival. This multi-day yoga festival brings together the worlds best yoga teachers, renowned speakers, musical acts and health and wellbeing experts. Grab yourself a ticket before they run out and enjoy a day or so of revitalising yoga, taste fresh food brought straight to your plate from local farms and jam along to musical acts such as Yolanda Be Cool, Ladi6, Nahko and Medicine for the People, DJ Hyfi and Freq Nasty. What a perfect way to calm your mind, body and spirit and be ready to tackle anything come Monday. Namaste.

Saturday 21st

Vans Bowl-A-Rama

Vans Bowl-a-Rama is back on in Bondi and promises to be action packed with world renowned skating pros, like Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero and Pedro Barros competing for the title. The week will be overloaded with free sideshow events celebrating music, art, film and skateboarding culture before culminating in the huge competition on Saturday. Reasonably priced tickets for seating around the bowl are selling fast and what could be better than spending a Saturday down by the skate park bowl in full view of the beach with a festival atmosphere and pro skaters? Not much, we think. With lots of sponsors helping Vans Bowl-A-Rama Bondi be the biggest iconic bowl skate competition there is, you sure don’t want to miss out! Beach Burrito Company are active sponsors helping this amazing event continue to take place and we’ve already planned our snack plan attack for Saturday and it’s sure to include some nachos and one mighty fine Mucho Burrito with the lot. See you there, amigos!

Sunday 22nd

Recovery Sundays at The Sugarmill

If you find yourself waking up on Sunday a little (or a lot) worse for wear and are regretting not heeding our advice on getting your yoga on at Wanderlust’s yoga festival, that’s okay. No point crying over spilt milk now, just get yourself down to The Sugarmill on Darlinghurst Road for a fully organised recovery session. Deal with the excesses of the weekend with even more excess with $9.99 cheeseburgers and cocktails.

Marco Polo at ivy

For those ready to enjoy every moment of the weekend, summer sessions over at ivy are still in full swing and better than ever. Marco Polo goes poolside and features the best international and local DJs while you dance the arvo away sipping on Pool Club’s infamously fruity and delectable cocktails. If the mercury calls for it, go ahead and dive into the blue waters before kicking on into the night downstairs in the Changeroom.

Monday 23rd

Meet the Maker: Sam Galsworthy

We’ve not-so-officially extended the weekend and this Monday we’re excited to get educated whilst imbibing with our fellow Sydney Cocktail Club attendees. Sipsmith Co-founder Sam Galsworthy is in town all the way from London, to let us in on how he created London’s first copper pot distillery to be granted a license in over 200 years. Afterwards, we’ll get a one off lesson and taste testing session on Sipsmith gins before sharing a cocktail or two and a chat. You can’t put a price on education and for a mere $30 we’re getting smarter (about alcohol albeit), enjoying a couple of drinks and meeting new people. Sounds pretty good to us!  

Tuesday 24th

Wine A Little At The Morrison

We’re ending the weekend with a little bit of lah-di-dah and getting classy over at The Morrison. Renowned chef, Sean Connolly, has paired up with the wine team from The Hunter Valley’s Mount Pleasant Vineyards to bring us an evening featuring a deliciously gourmet four course degustation menu perfectly accompanied by specially handpicked wines. The evening will reflect some of the best food and wine that the New South Wales region has to offer. Focusing on local, seasonal produce, Connolly has produced a menu that expresses his penchant for fine dining whilst taking into account the quirky, yet original style of The Morrison. Mount Pleasant’s Chief Winemaker, Jim Chatto, has then matched wines to each course so that the full balance of flavours will be appreciated. Consider this a gastronomic journey through regional New South Wales.

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