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What's On This Weekend in Sydney: The Sitchu Edit

No plans? Here's what's on in Sydney this weekend...

The sunny rooftop courtyard that is Harper Rooftop Bar
Harper Rooftop Bar (Image Credit: Dexter Kim)

Autumn is here and Sydney is turning it up with one of the most packed event schedules we've seen to date. We're channelling long lunches, wine bars and weekend road trips. Make the most of these sunny days! From Sydney's incredible foodie scene to cocktails with a view, this is the best of what's on in Sydney this weekend...

Laneway Cinema
Laneway Cinema

Enjoy a Free Film at The Rock’s Laneway Cinema this Summer 

It’s back! And we’re mighty pleased. This summer, Laneway Cinema is back, screening free movies every Wednesday night between October and March. Head to Playfair Street to discover the giant screen surrounded by bean bags and deck chairs. For just $2, you can also score a bag of popcorn with all proceeds going to charity. This March, you’ll have the chance to catch some classics: Back to the Future, Groundhog Day, The Goonies and The Princess Bride. Best of all, you’re surrounded by plentiful eateries so you can score some tasty snacks for your free-movie viewing. 

Register for your free tickets here

Playfair Street, The Rocks

mimi's
mimi's

Swing by mimi's for a Don Julio 1942 Magnum Margarita 

Yes, you read the correctly. In celebration of National Margarita Day, Don Julio and mimi's have introduced a new 1.75L margarita that is available exclusively at mimi's. With your margarita magnum order you'll be presented with a selection of salts to garnish. This decadent exclusive will become a permanent fixture on mimi's menu and is perfect for elevating your next girl's brunch. 

$1250 (serves 10-12), bookings essential 

Coogee Pavilion, Middle Level, 130A Beach Street, Coogee

Cointreau x Tokyo Lamington
Cointreau x Tokyo Lamington

Indulge in This Impeccable Tokyo Lamington x Cointreau Collab

This is the story of two glorious creations being combined into an even more glorious creation. Enter Tokyo Lamington x Cointreau's margarita lamingtons. Available in three flavours - Cointreau margarita lamington, Cointreau & strawberry lamington and Cointreau chocolate marshmallow lamington - these bad boys are available for $24 for a pack of three. Go on. You deserve it. 

Tuesday 20th February to Tuesday 5th March 

277 Australia Street, Newtown 

Altos
Altos

Score One of The 20 000 Margaritas Altos is Shouting This Month 

In celebration of this sacred month (World Margarita Month FYI) Altos are celebrating in a huge way. They're shouting 20 000 margaritas Australia-wide from Thursday February 1st to Thursday February 29th. Whatcha got to do? Head here to find your local and register to score your free bevvie. You'll also go in the draw to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Mexico. Too good! 

Thursday 1st February to Thursday 29th February 

Locations across Sydney 

Indulge in a Cheesemaking Class and Bottomless Rosé at I Maccheroni 

Combining all the things we love most in life, I Maccheroni are hosting a bottomless rosé/cheese-making/feast this March and trust us, you want to be involved. Led by La Stella Latticini's expert chef, you'll partake in a 60-minute cheese-making class followed by a 90-minute two-course lunch. You'll even leave with a little gift from I Maccheroni. What a way to spend a Saturday! 

$120 per person 

Saturday March 2nd, 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm

3 Jersey Road, Woollahra 

Frenchies
Frenchies

Save Some Dollars with Frenchies Weekend Specials 

Frenchies are bringing back Friday fish night and we love to see it. Swing by with your dining buddy of choice and score a fresh fish special from Sydney Fish Market with a swathe of seasonal sides for a sweet $45 per person. More of a meat fan? Porchetta Saturdays will be right up your alley. For $47 a person you'll get a delish porchetta with rotating stuffing and perfectly paired sides. Don't leave without sipping on some fresh on-site brews. Weekend sorted. 

The Cannery, 6 / 61-71 Mentmore Avenue, Roseberry 

The sunny rooftop courtyard that is Harper Rooftop Bar
Harper Rooftop Bar (Image Credit: Dexter Kim)

Vino & Vinyasa at Sydney's Newest Rooftop Bar 

What could be better on a hump day than a yoga class and a glass of wine? Not a lot! For the ultimate mid-week activity, score a spot at one of Sydney's newest rooftop bar's Vino & Vinyasa classes. Watch the sunset and enjoy a moment of mindfulness this year. 

Wednesday 31st January & Wednesday 28th February 2024

$35 per person 

Harper Rooftop Bar, Level 7 Kimpton Margot, Sydney 

2024 Chef Series Lana
2024 Chef Series Lana

2024 Chef Series at Lana 

Beloved Sydney foodie destination Lana will be playing host to four of Sydney's favourite chefs this summer in a series of guest takeovers. Chef Adam Hall from Kanin Project and Flying Fish will be exploring Filipino flavours whilst Chef Andrianto Wirya of Easy Tiger will be teaming up with Head Chef Alex Wong to take on the nostalgic Southeast Asian dishes of their childhood. Chef Brendan Fong of Hubert will marry East with West for his menu that evokes a Japanese Izakaya with an Italian Trattoria. Finally, Chef Robin Oh of Russo & Russo will be exploring the use of Korean ferments with Italian flavours. The only hard part will be deciding which month to pop in! Good luck! 

$119 per person, tickets available here 

Wednesday 10th January, Wednesday 21st February, Wednesday 13th March and Wednesday 10th April

5-7 Young Street, Sydney 

A snap from the Art of Banksy exhibit featuring pink lighting and stencilled wall art
Banksy

The Art of Banksy: Without Limits 

The Art of Banksy: Without Limits exhibition has finally touched down in Sydney! More than 150 of the artists' works and multiple experiential areas are set to be enjoyed with highlights including "Dismaland" installations, prints of "Flower Thrower" and "Kissing Coppers" and the "Phone Booth" sculpture. Visitors are able to get hands on by spray painting their own t-shirt with a $2 donation to the M.V. Louise Michel organisation. 

Tickets from $41, available here 

From Wednesday January 24th 

Sydney Town Hall 

One of Kandinsky's iconic colourful abstract pieces
Kandinsky

See Kandinsky at the Art Gallery of NSW 

Known as one of the great innovators of modern Art, Vasily Kandinsky's work will be arriving at the Art Gallery of NSW this November. The exhibition will be the largest presentation of Kandinsky's work ever seen in Australia and will trace his life from his humble beginnings in Munich to his final chapter in Paris. Curated with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, this is a one-off not to be missed art event. 

Tickets from $32, available here 

Saturday November 4th 2023 to Sunday 10th March 2024 

South Building, Art Gallery of NSW

Haven't found your perfect weekend plans yet? Check out the best new restaurants openings in Sydney or our monthly guide to read about everything else that's happening this month in Sydney.

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