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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...

Huskisson Beer & BBQ Fest

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 cool 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...

Pier One x Pottery Boy

Pier One Sydney x Pottery Boy 

The collab of dreams! Pier One Sydney and Pottery Boy have teamed up to elevate Pier's Glass Room experience even further. A pop-up on Pier's luxury Balcony Suites, each room has been designed in collaboration with Guy Vadas aka Pottery Boy and decked out with his bespoke ceramic pieces. Enjoy share plates and cocktails whilst kicking back with your favourite people in a private dining experience highlight or book as a romantic retreat and sleep out under the stars. You can even book a package inclusive of a pottery experience or a private guided ceramic class from Pottery Boy himself. Head over here for all the details on the pop-up suites. 

Thursday 23rd May to Sunday 29th September 

11 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 

Shell House Launch a Two Month Winter Program Packed with Events: Our House

Looking to jazz up your calendar over the next few months? Sydney institution Shell House have littered the cal with events and you'll want to attend more than one. The program involves wine, music, food, arts and culture. 

There will be dinners exploring Tasmanian seafood, a traditional Japanese tuna cutting show, the world's smallest champagne bar, live music, floral installations, creative sessions in the Clocktower and so much more. Truly, the full schedule must be seen to be believed. Catch it here and send to the group chat. 

From Wednesday 8th May 

37 Margaret Street, Sydney 

Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park

Indulge in a High Tea Buffet 

Winter is a time for feasting and Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park's buffet high tea is the place to do it. Feast on honey-drizzled dishes (from the Sheraton's own urban beehive), savoury bites, cakes, eclairs and mini pavlovas, all topped off by a chocolate fountain. The perfect winter's day out.  

161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 

Africola x Fire Feast

Africola x Fire Feast at Osborn House 

If you're a foodie in the know, you'll have popped down to Osborn House for one of their iconic Argentinian fire feasts. Whether you've had a chance to sample the goods yet or not, this new collab is not to be missed. This weekend they've got the legendary Duncan Welgemoed of Africola in Adelaide on board who will be bringing his South African braii skills to the party for just one night only and it's set to be a delicious evening. 

$195 per person, tickets available here 

Friday 21st June 

96 Osborn Avenue, Bundanoon 

The Bar at Sydney Common

Score $8 Mini Martinis and Scrummy Bar Snacks at this Elite New Bar 

Fancy a spot of midweek luxury? The park views from The Bar at Sydney Common are calling your name. Swing by between 4:30pm and 6:30pm, Tuesday to Friday, and you can grab yourself $8 mini martinis, $12 negronis and $6 wines, G&T's and Sydney Beer Co lagers. The curated selection of bar snacks means you won't have to leave if you feel peckish. Think Sydney Rock Oysters dressed in finger lime and rice vinegar, roasted artichokes with parmesan custard, fried whitebait with Sichuan salt and prawn katsu sandwiches.

Level 1, Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park 

Beltana Farm

Head Off on a Truffle Hunt 

A treasure hunt for adults! If you're down for a little road trip, we recommend popping down to Beltana Farms to explore their 800 truffle trees. You can dine on the good stuff at the Beltana Farm farmhouse or head off for a truffle hunt to learn about the process from start to finish. They're offering hunts throughout the winter truffle season so be sure to book in if you don't want to miss out. 

14 Beltana Road, Pialligo 

Huskisson Beer & BBQ Fest

Huskisson's Beer & BBQ Fest is Back 

Huskisson is undoubtedly one of our favourite weekend trips from Sydney. There's just something about the sea air, pristine white sand beaches and laid-back vibes. And if you're a foodie, there's even more reason to visit.  

This June Huskisson Hotel in Jervis Bay is hosting the Beer & BBQ festival of our dreams. Some of the best breweries in Sydney and Canberra will be converging on the coastal town alongside BBQ food trucks, a mechanical bull and a wood-chopping comp. Regional produce and local businesses will be championed throughout the festival that will also feature live music and a hot wing challenge. And for the kiddos, there'll be face painting and a 13-metre jumping castle! Sounds like a weekend well spent to us. 

$27.78 (free for anyone under 18), tickets available here 

Saturday 22nd June, 12pm to 8pm

75 Owen Street, Huskisson 

Raclette Igloo Experience

Indulge in this Viral Raclette Igloo Experience 

Sydney is COLD and we're leaning into the winter weather with every seasonal delight we can get our hands on. This Raclette Igloo Experience is right at the top of our Wishlist. Enjoy views out over Sydney's skyline whilst ensconced in your own French-Alps-inspired igloo complete with falling snow, fire pits and fairy lights. Sip mulled wine, dine on oozing, melted raclette cheese and finish your night off with fire-roasted marshmallows. What could be better?! 

$99 per person, book your place here

Friday June 28th to Sunday July 28th 

Broadway Sydney Rooftop 

Alphonse Mucha Reverie 1898 (Image Credit: Art Gallery NSW)

Alphonse Mucha: Spirit of Art Nouveau

Opening in mid-June, Alphonse Mucha: Spirit of Art Nouveau is set to be one of the best art exhibitions in Sydney to see this year. Mucha, a pioneer of modern European art, mesmerised late 19th-century Paris with his seductive, sinuous creations, defining the essence of art nouveau.

Curated in collaboration with the Mucha Foundation in Prague and supported by Destination NSW, this exhibition unveils treasures from the Mucha Family Collection. Explore Mucha's illustrations, jewellery, and more, witnessing his enduring influence on today's art scene.

From iconic posters to his quest for 'art for the people,' Mucha's legacy unfolded throughout the years, guided by his political and spiritual fervour. 

15th June to 22nd September, 2022

Naala Badu, North Building, Lower Level 2, Art Gallery of NSW

Jazz Sessions at The Rocks

Unwind with Free Jazz Sessions in The Rocks Every Thursday 

We can't think of a better way to welcome the end of the week. Free to attend, this weekly soiree is ideal for an affordable night out this winter. Wet weather? There's a plan for that! Each week will see a new artist take the stage. You can find the lineup here. Sessions will kick off at 6:30pm before a short break between 7:30pm and 8pm and a second set from 8pm to 9pm. Kick back with a cocktail from Hickson House and let the tunes nudge you through to the weekend. 

From 6pm, every Thursday until Thursday 29th August 

The Rocks Square, Playfair Street 

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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