Kick off your weekend with a greasy, cheesy burger and then run straight into a hip-hop cycling session for a balance. We’ve got it all sorted for you, think vintage markets and an absolutely mouth-watering yum cha festival. Definitely, the time for those stretchy pants to come out.
Here are 14 things to do in Sydney this weekend.
Milky Lane Kings Cross Grand Opening
Welcome to the first ever late-night edition of Sydney’s favourite milkshake and burger joint. Every Friday and Saturday night they’ll be offering a late-night menu serving up eats, beats and signature treats until 3am. Head here for more details.
When: Thursday 30 to Friday 31 May, 12pm –12am
Where: Milky Lane, Potts Point
Sky Lounge Featuring Live Art & Vinyl
Head down to Button Bar this Thursday for a night of jazz, lounge and hip hop with a collection of original beats. Multi-instrumentalists Adam and Anton layer and loop sound to create vibes similar to J Dilla, Nightmares on Wax and Marvin Gaye. They’ll also be serving up an insane selection of donuts to kick off the night.
When: Thursday 30 May, 7pm –10pm
Where: Button Bar, Sydney
KTX Fitness Hip Hop Spin Cycle Party
KTX is coming to Sydney with the most motivational fitness instructor on the internet, Keith Thompson. Whether you’re into cardio, a fan of spin or a hip-hop junkie, you’ll find everything you’re looking for at this class. Keith Thompson’s fun, high-energy, motivational classes will have you addicted and coming back for more at every possible opportunity.
When: Friday 31 May, 11:15am – 12:15pm
Where: Crunch Fitness, Sydney
Koshari Food Truck Grand Opening
If you’ve never tried Koshari before, you need to take it from us and go to the Koshari food truck grand opening for your first taste of sheer pleasure. It’s an Egyptian dish featuring rice, macaroni and additions on additions. Trust us, you’ll never be the same. And we’ve been told they have drool-worthy vegan options.
When: Friday 31 May, 5:30pm
Where: Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville
Great Australasian Beer Spectapular
GABS is heading down to Sydney shores with two five-hour sessions jam-packed with activities, brews and foods. If you’re a brew-aficionado, then you’ll have to try the top ten wackiest beers. Kangabrew, Vegemite Gose and The Tim Tam Slam all make the list. Just hit the stalls and ask for a taste-test so you can choose your favourite. Other activities on the docket include a giant beer piñata, crazy mini golf, vintage card games and our personal favourite, a roller racing derby and a silent disco. But on the food line-up you’ll see Sydney favourites, Bar Luca, Mr Bao and Crackle & Co.
When: Saturday 1 June, 11:30am – 4:30pm & 6:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: Sydney Showground, Olympic Park
SILY Sessions: Clarissa Mei And Temgazi
Since I Left You’s bi-monthly courtyard jam and antipasti pig out is back this Saturday for another helping of hard-hitting female RnB and Soul. This month Clarissa Mei headlines with her electro-based sound and powerful vocals, with Temgazi supporting. Grab your tickets here, and get access to an all-you-can-eat antipasti table.
When: Saturday 1 June, 2-6pm
Where: Since I Left You, Sydney
Round She Goes Preloved Fashion Market
One of Sydney’s largest markets for second-hand and vintage fashion is back this Saturday, with 60 handpicked stallholders boasting a huge selection of vintage and retro pieces from the 1950’s onward, so stroll through the racks and find some absolute treasures this weekend.
When: Saturday 1 June, 10am – 3pm
Where: Marrickville Town Hall, Marrickville
Free Girls Only Skate Workshop
Ladies, if you’ve ever wanted to learn how to skate, here’s your chance. The day includes two skateboarding coaching sessions and a one-hour open skate jam. Plus, gear is supplied. Tickets are free but head here for more details.
When: Saturday 1 June, 9am-12pm
Where: Sydenham Green Skatepark, Sydenham
Sydney Harbour Dinner Cruise
Check out the magic of Vivid from a shared dinner cruise on Sydney Harbour. Onboard we’re expecting a mouth-watering international buffet along with a slew of desserts. Then relax as the explosive live Brazilian floor show happens complete with traditional drums. Snap up your tickets if you’re in for prizes, giveaways, killer DJs and an open dance floor.
When: Saturday 1 June, 7:30pm – 11:30pm
Where: Kings Street Wharf, Sydney
Surry Hills Vintage Market
Vintage fashion, valuable antiques, books, handmade beauty products, designer labels, records and more are is what you’ll find at the Surry Hills Vintage Market. We can guarantee that you’ll score epic finds while perusing through all the stalls.
When: Saturday 1 June, 7am-4pm
Where: Shannon Reserve, Crown St, Surry Hills
Plantation High Tea
After the massive success of last year’s event, Nola Smokehouse and Bar is hosting another Plantation High Tea, featuring a new menu of nine delectable sweet and savoury delights with a Louisiana influence. There’ll also be freshly made Southern iced tea flowing along with freshly squeezed lemonade and or grab yourself a cocktail or champagne. Follow the link for more information.
When: Sunday 2 June, 12pm-4pm
Where: Nola Smokehouse and Bar
Yum Cha Festival Of Small Bites
Indulge in a fabulous festival of small bites with your friends and family featuring everything yum cha. From dim sum to dumplings and chicken legs to pork buns, we’re already getting prepped for the big day.
When: Sunday 2 June, 11am-8pm
Where: Fairfield Showground, Prairiewood
Soul Of Sydney
Join Soul of Sydney at their Vivid special for an afternoon of feel-good funk, soul and disco with a touch of reggae, roots and afro-beat vibes. Grab a seat to watch two of Sydney’s heavyweight bands do their thing and dance the night away.
When: Sunday 2 June, 2pm-9pm
Where: Secret location
The Gathering: A Mindful Potluck
The Gathering is a monthly meeting place to make new friends, nurture the relationships you already have and set up in a cosy space where everyone brings some food to share. You sit down, open your heart and engage in meaningful conversation, sharing your own stories and listening to others. It’s a safe space for you to be yourself and meet amazing new people. Click here for more details.
When: Sunday 2 June, 5pm-9pm
Where: The Indigo Project, Surry Hills
Feeling the winter blues? Embrace it because Sydney’s Open-Air Ice Rink is back this month.
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