Art & Design

This Weekend In Sydney

By Christine Theophanous
23rd Oct 2014

As we get closer and closer to summer, things are starting to heat up on the weekend. From the exclusive Asahi pop-up bar to Super Furry Festival for you and your pets, there will be plenty of things to do in Sydney this weekend. There may even be a world first in store for us! This is definitely one weekend not to be spent on the couch.

Thursday 23rd

The Grounds By The Sea Pop-Up

This Thursday sees the combination of two of our favourite places – The Grounds Of Alexandria and the coast. Marks Park is the perfect spot to spend the afternoon and The Grounds of Alexandria will be running a pop-up eatery for your enjoyment. So why not take a walk and a sip along one of Sydney's most beautiful coastal walks and prepare to have your mind blown by some amazing art with Sculpture by the Sea. The "Grounds by the Sea" will be open 7am – 7pm daily from October 23rd to November 9th.

Fitness First Free Fitness Week

Looking for a reason to get back into the fitness craze leading up to summer? Get fit for FREE this entire week with - sounds good to us! It's time to dust off your favourite pair of runners and head down to your nearest Fitness First to take advantage of some free classes. Who can argue with that? NO FEAR Fitness Week will be running 20 - 26 October 2014. Head to their website to download your FREE pass and get ready to sweat it up!

Friday 24th

Stoneleigh Metro Wine Pop-Up

Head down to the Stoneleigh Metro Wine pop-up bar at Metro St James to indulge in some beautiful wines from New Zealand. With matching canapés and a natural setting, this is a perfect spot for after work drinks. Plus, the guys at Stoneleigh Metro are giving away a case of wine every week. Simply pay the bar a visit, Instagram a photo of you and your friends at the bar with the hashtag #stoneleighmetro for your chance to win! For more information and to make a reservation head to their website or check out our gallery here.

Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar

It's the Japanese beer that us Aussies love and now an exclusive pop-up bar is coming to Sydney! Located at 37 Bligh Street in the CBD, the temporary bar is giving beer lovers the opportunity to taste Asahi Super Dry and Asahi Super Dry Black - poured fresh, at sub-zero temperatures – brrr! Can't get down there this Friday? Stress less, The Asahi Super Dry Extra Cold Bar will be open to the public until Friday 23rd January 2015 so you can enjoy its ice-cold goodness over the warmer summer months.

Saturday 25th

Super Furry Festival

Calling all animal lovers! For things to do in Sydney that involve your furry friend, pay a visit to the Super Furry Festival and prepare for a day filled with cuddles, licks and love at Shannon Reserve in Surry Hills. It's all for a good cause as well with the event showcasing Sydney's animal welfare and pet rescue organisations to raise awareness. There will be a variety of activities for you and your rescue baby to enjoy including: a pooch smooch-kissing booth, animal face painting, pin the tail on the cut out cat and much more. So bring your pooch or kitty and lap up the animal lurve. The festival will run this Saturday only, kicking off at 11am and purring down at 4pm. For more details see their website.

The Cross Street Project

It's homewares and home buying with a bit of a twist. Design duo C+M Studio have bought, renovated and filled this home with the work of local artists and designers. Need a new dining chair? A table? Or just paintings to brighten up your living room? Well this is the place to go – you can literally browse and buy anything in the house – including the house itself! You'll feel like you've just walked in to the pages of a design magazine, the only difference… you can walk out with a bunch of cool stuff! For more details and to book an inspection see their website.

Sip & Savour Craft Beer Festival

It's time to put your beer tasting skills to the test! In celebration of Sydney Craft Beer Week, this Saturday Carriageworks will be hosting a craft beer experience like no other. The Sip & Savour Craft Beer Festival will kick off at 11:30am with more than 250 craft beers and ciders for you to indulge in from brewers all around Australia. And what's beer without some knockout food? Expect to see an array of pop-up eateries including our favourite Mumu Grill! So curb your appetite at the grill while sipping on some savoury ciders and craft beer. For more information and to purchase tickets, head to their website.

The Great British SpecTAPular

Had enough of craft beer week yet? We didn't think so! It is time for a beer change-up though, so why not see how the Brits do craft beer? The multi-award winning The Local Taphouse's specialty beer bars will be showcasing the best of British craft beers at the Great British SpecTAPular. Head to the Local Taphouse in Darlinghurst to delight yourself and see what the English lads know about beer. The SpecTAPular will run from 12pm until late and is a must for all cultured beer enthusiasts! See their website for more details.

Sunday 26th

Sundays are Socal!

$10 cocktails, anyone? Head to SoCal this Sunday and every Sunday until the end of the year for some live music and margaritas that will blow your mind! The Southern Californian styled restaurant and bar is the perfect place to wind down on a balmy Sunday arvo after a weekend at the beach. Kicking off at 3pm, SoCal will be presenting their new cocktail menu. See if you can try them all before summer's end! For more details head to their website.

Chalk Urban Art Festival

Fancy yourself as an art enthusiast? Then head down to Sydney's Customs House forecourt this Sunday for an afternoon of colour, energy & skill. The space will become a spectacular outdoor gallery featuring the likes of renowned artists such as Australia's highly awarded pavement artist, Jenny McCracken and internet sensation Leon Keer from the Netherlands. This event is said to be a potential world first – so why not be one of the first to see it? Click here for more information.     

Monday 27th

Mexican Pop-Up Fairfield RSL

Hola to all the senoras and senoritas out there! Satisfy your Mexican cravings at the Pequena Cantina pop-up eatery at Fairfield RSL. Open for three nights only, the temporary Mexican restaurant features a feast of food including: ceviche tostadas (a zesty combination of seafood, lime juice, tomatoes, coriander and jalepeños), a selection of soft tacos (spicy Yucatecan beef, fish and smoked shredded pork), chipotle shrimp and more – yum! Pequena Cantina will be serving up Mexican goodness from 7pm each night. For bookings, call (02) 9727 5000.

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