Go hard Thursday night for National Dumpling Day, head out for cocktails Friday, check out one of three Inner-West festivals Saturday and indulge in croissants and champagne on Sunday and then just call in sick for Monday.
Here’s every epic event worth checking out this weekend.
Pyjama Sundayz Live
When the house where the band Pyjama Sundayz lived was demolished, they were in desperate need of a new place to hang their hats. They thought all was lost when fate intervened and the absolute legends who run The Landsdowne agreed to house the band and in lieu of rent, the band will perform a series of exclusive sets at The Landsdowne every Thursday this month. Pyjama Sundayz will also be writing and releasing new music each week so it’s guaranteed that no two sets will be the same. For more info on the gigs and the backstory behind the best rental agreement in Sydney, head here.
When: Every Thursday in September, 6pm
Where: The Lansdowne, Camperdown
National Dumpling Day At Goros
Look, it’d be downright criminal to let National Dumpling Day pass without a party and Goros is the place to celebrate. For one night only, they’ll be selling dumplings from market-style stalls. There’ll be dumpling-centric competitions with prizes including, most eaten, most held in mouth and most eaten without hands. You’ll need something to wash the dumplings down with so, of course, there are drinks specials including highballs, Sake flights, Japanese beers and Goros famous popping pearl cocktails. They’ll also be free arcade games and Karaoke in case you want to belt out a ballad about how much you love a good dumpling. Head here for more info!
When: Thursday 26 September, 5pm – 10pm
Where: Goros, 84/86 Mary Street, Surry Hills
Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Festival
Introducing the Fever-Tree Gin & Tonic Festival, a three-day blowout dedicated to all things G&T and the one place around Sydney you’ll be able to dive into 30 local and international gins. You can also expect a next level “Gin Village”, home to a range of top drops from the likes of Four Pillars Gin, Adelaide Hills Distillery, Hendricks and Beefeater. And if you’re kicking off Oct-Sober early, fear not, there’s also a heap of botanical spirits and Fever-Tree’s mixers to get around.
When: Friday 27 September, 4pm – 10pm, Saturday 28 September, 2pm – 9pm, Sunday 29 September, 2pm – 8pm
Where: Rose Gardens, Centennial Parklands
Cost: $55 – $65
Oysters & Champagne At NOLA Smokehouse And Bar
For the last 10 days of September, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar are introducing a daily oyster and champagne offer. Available in NOLA’s bar all day from Friday, September 20 to Monday, September 30, you can enjoy a dozen oysters and a bottle of Champagne Taittinger Cuvée Prestige for just $100. Nab a seat by the window to enjoy the water views while sipping on brilliant bubbles and some of Sydney’s best oysters. They’re keeping the party going come October, offering the same great deal every Thursday.
When: Friday 20 September – Monday 30 September
Where: NOLA Smokehouse and Bar, Barangaroo
Get Romantic With Bartolo’s New Spring Cocktail Menu
To welcome in the warmer nights and longer days, Bartolo has released their fourth (and best ever) seasonal cocktail menu. With each unique blend, you can expect a taste of spring as this menu is seasonal and fresh. Look out for “Flowers”, a sweet, bright and floral highball in full bloom. “Take a Break” is a dry cocktail with fresh strawberries that will wash away all your manic Monday stress. Other cocktails include “Apple Tree”, “White Clouds”, “Low Tide” and “Falling in Love”, so you get the idea, it’s everything we love about spring and cocktails together. More details are here.
When: Available from Sunday 15 September
Where: Bartolo, Surry Hills
Glebe Record Fair
Glebe is scoring itself an extra marketplace this month with the Glebe Record Fair. This September, Bazz and Ric from Egg Records are hosting a huge record fair with over one hundred stalls including some of Australia’s best independent record stores. Expect thousands of records from all genres including Punk, Jazz, Newwave, Hard Rock, Disco, and everything in between. Don’t miss out on the chance to get your hands on some discounted vinyl.
When: Saturday 28 September
Where: Peter Forsyth Auditorium, Glebe
This Pyrmont Festival is in their ninth year and it developed a serious reputation for delicious food, amazing regional wine and entertainment. Featuring the best of urban and regional artisans, the festival offers the perfect opportunity to mingle with winemakers and gorge yourself on the treats available at one of the stalls. Plus the festival welcomes dogs so, if all the amazing food and wine wasn’t enough of a drawcard for you, then go for the doggos! More info here.
When: Saturday 28 September and Sunday 29 September
Where: Pirrama Park, Pyrmont
Head down to the Stucco Co-Op for a very Newtown party. Twenty local bands, jam-packed with crazy talent will be playing across five stages, the basement will host an exhibit of works from Inner-West artists, they’ll be a vegan BBQ and food from Buddha Bowl. Plus, if you weren’t already convinced, the whole event is BYO.
When: Saturday 28 September, 2pm – late
Where: Stucco Housing Co-op, 197 Wilson St, Newtown
Croissants And Pétanque At The Fernery
The Fernery in Mosman is hosting a unique Sunday sesh that’s très français. They’ll be offering limited edition bougie-croissants such as an oozy truffle and brie croissant, a chocolate cookie crumble croissant. They’ll also be steak frites for $28 if you need a snack to get your energy up after a hectic game of pétanque. Any French fête wouldn’t be complete without a little glass of something and The Fernery is serving up Lanson Champagne and Provence rosé.
When: Every Sunda, 11am
Where: The Fernery, Mosman
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