Art & Design

This Weekend In Sydney

By Christine Theophanous
13th Nov 2014

Start your engines because this weekend is going to be one you don't want to miss out on. With a Hijinks retro beach party at Sea Life Aquarium, the Return to Rio festival along the Hawkesbury and authentic Spanish pintxos on Sunday, there are plenty of things to do in Sydney this weekend!


Hijinks Retro Beach Party

Who's ready for summer? Well, this Thursday it's time to welcome the season of sun a little bit early with the Hijinks Retro Beach Party. Located at the iconic Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, prepare for a night of limbo and sing-a-long acts in the shark tunnels while sipping on yummy drinks courtesy of SKYY vodka and Little Creatures Brewing. There will even be opportunities to rope your friends into a blind date "under the sea" (thanks Ariel). Bookings are essential, so head to the Hijinks website for details.

Roll On Thursday At Sky Terrace

Do you want good food, good bevvies and an all round good time? Consider it done this Thursday at The Star's newly opened Sky Terrace. From 5pm you can play, cheer and dance the night away. It's the perfect excuse for starting the weekend a day early! Come from work and enjoy views of the harbour while taking in a beautiful sunset over the city. For more details see their website.

Softies For Mirabel With Sew Make Create

Create soft toys for kids in need this Thursday with the Softies for Mirabel Foundation. Sew Make Create has joined forces with the Sydney Etsy Team to bring you the 8th annual "Softies" event. Whether you're a sewer, maker, crafter or crocheter, this event is definitely up your alley. And it only costs $4 to join in on the fun! For more information and to book, head to the Sew Make Create website.


Return To Rio

The lively vibes of Rio are returning to Wisemans Ferry this weekend. Treat yourself to a little weekend getaway and prepare to party with the "Return To Rio" festival. Enjoy a few cocktails at the Tiki Bar while soaking up some sun and beats. Featuring various music styles from reggae to soul and funk, there's plenty of fun to be had. For more details see their Facebook page

Lynx Style Space

Calling all trendy dudes, it's time to liven up with LYNX as they open their temporary, 3-week social club. Featuring an open bar, DJs, food, new fragrances and pinball this man cave is sure to make any man excited. Located on Oxford Street, this pop-up store will have its very own in-house barber to boot! So stop by for a FREE shave or a classic cut this Friday and feel fresh for the weekend. See the website for more details.


Aperol Spritz Barefoot Bowls At Paddington Bowling Club

For things to do in Sydney that involve refreshing drinks, the outdoors and your mates, we suggest you head to Aperol Spritz's barefoot bowls session at Paddington Bowling club. Featuring $25 jugs and a good old BBQ, you're sure to have a swell time. Kicking off from 11am to 8pm, this day is a definite must for those looking for a bit of refreshing group fun this weekend in Sydney. Can't make this this weekend? It's on every Saturday all summer long. For more information see their website.

Ann Shoebridge Mono Daily At SCAF

With knowledge and a deep love for contemporary art, Australia's leading milliner artist Ann Shoebridge is presenting an exhibition like no other. Renowned for bringing sculpture, colour and light to her exhibitions this is an event not to be missed. Located at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, come and see Ann's amazing spring collection. For more details and to RSVP head to their website.

The Bohemian Bazaar

One of our favourite local festivals is back with its $5 festival goodness! This Saturday from 11am till late, head to The Bohemian Bazaar in Marrickville for some funky tunes and vibes. It's the perfect combination of food, drinks, markets and general festivity that is bound to keep your ears, eyes, mouth and nose happy. Interested? Head to their Facebook page for more info.


Glebe Street Fair

It's spring fair time and boy are we excited! Get set for a day jam-packed with fabulous food, stalls, kids' rides, entertainment and much more. The fair will run from 10am – 5pm and is giving you the chance to have a super fun time and embrace the culture our beautiful city has to offer. There really is nothing like enjoying the hustle and bustle of the Glebe Street Fair on a Sunday arvo. Head to their website for more information.

Paco's Pintxos At Movida Sydney

It's time to get cultured this Sunday with Paco's Pintxos at Movida. If you've never had the pleasure of pintxos (pronounced peen-chos) in San Sebastian in Spain, now's the chance to try authentic pintxos without having to get on a plane… because the pintxos are coming here! Located at Movida, Sydney, come and experience some authentic pintxos from 2pm – 5pm. Head chefs Frank Camorra and Jimmy Campbell are promising to turn out an afternoon of really good little dishes – yum! Bookings are essential so head to their website for more details.


Cavolfiore Lunch At Popolo

If you're a Cauliflower fan then you're going to love this one – and we don't mean the vegetable. One of our favourite Italian restaurants in Sydney, Popolo will be playing host to a Cauliflower Club Luncheon with star rugby player David Campese being the guest of honour. Enjoy a specially prepared 4 course authentic Italian menu while getting to know David Campese. Bookings are essential so visit the Popolo Facebook page for more information.

Image credit: The Life styled

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