When: Sunday 4th September, 12pm
Where: King Street, Newtown
Lock-out laws and property development have taken their toll on Sydney’s once proud musical tradition of flocking between gigs on a Sunday afternoon. To bring back some of the magic, former Annandale Hotel owners Matt and Dan Rule, conceived a love child that is now a cherished tradition in Newtown. Unlike your standard pub crawl, King Street Crawl is all about music, art, eats and drinks, and is designed to showcase local venues and artists. This year’s line-up includes Grinding Eyes, the Tambourine Girls, Richard Cuthbert, A.D.K.O.B, the Maladies, Shrapnel, Fan Girl, Twin Fires, Pat Capocci, Good Counsel, James Thompson & the Strange Pilgrim, the Drey Rollan Band, Billy Fox, Nick Saxon, Ruth Carp & the Fish Heads, and Colin Jones & the Delta Revue.
When: Friday 2nd September, 6pm
Where: Eastern Suburbs Rugby Union Club- 22a, O’Sullivan Rd
On the first Friday of every month, Australian chef Dan Lewinsky (also known as Dan the Man) cooks up a Texan barbecue worth dying for at Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club in Bellevue Hill. For $35 you can get yourself a tray of smoky brisket, pulled pork and a selection of meats like sausage, chicken wings and pork ribs. That’s not all – your meal also comes with a side of mac and cheese, coleslaw, pickles, onions and jalapeños making that $35 go a long way. Dan has travelled to Brooklyn to learn the secrets of the perfect smoke and is now a certified Smokey BBQ master, so you know this new monthly cook out will be awesome.
*insert heavy breathing*.
When: Saturday 3rd September, 5pm
Where: Donny’s Bar- 7 Market Lane, Manly
Are you aged 21-38, like to wine and dine, are looking for love and would like to meet 12 new people with three of your friends? Then boy have I got the perfect social event for you. Wine and Dine is group speed dating but with a twist. This event works by signing up three groups of 4 male friends, and three groups of 4 female friends. One of the sexes is assigned to cook a three course meal, while the other sex provides the wine. Throughout the night the ‘winers’ visit each visit each of the three dinner locations, sampling one course from every group. Essentially the evening is a three course roaming dinner party, where food, wine and conversation flow freely before finishing at an exclusive after party at Donny’s Bar in Manly. Here you will be able to meet the other groups, as well as catch up with the people you met throughout the night. This time around girls will be hosting
and guys will be roaming.
When: Saturday 3rd September, 5pm
Where: Carriageworks- 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
Following the recent success of the Night Markets during Vivid, Carriageworks is bringing back the concept for spring. For you this means the return of over 50 unique stalls including Cake Wines, Bird Cow Fish, Porteno, Young Henrys, Billy Kwong, Efendy and Icebergs. Celebrating the new season you can expect plenty of fresh produce and can even learn from leading chefs as they do live demonstrations and talks. Best of all the market will feature winemakers from across Australia’s 14 wine regions, as well as industry professionals from breweries and spirit distillers.
When: Saturday 3rd September, 3pm-7pm
Where: Stanley Street- Darlinghurst
To kick off the annual Sydney Fringe Festival, Stanley Street will be transformed into a giant block party, filling the shopfronts, galleries, bars, restaurants and pubs with live music and performances. This colossal party will host the likes of Arne Hannah, the Felas, Sikkem Rex Trio plus a tonne of other local musicians. After the festivities have concluded head on down to the Midnight Shift Hotel for the Sydney Fringe Drag Disco from 9pm. No disco is more sparkly than a drag disco – Fringe Ignite is your chance to frock up to the max, put on your glitter gloss and dance the night away.