Our in-the-know concierge have rounded up the top things to see and do in Sydney this weekend. See their top five picks below.
Vegan Day Out
Vegans, this one is for you! This weekend, Glebe’s local cafes and businesses will be dishing up vegan-themed specials in honour of the cruelty free plant-based diet. This includes everything from meal deals, two for ones, complimentary coffee, food sampling, wine tasting and more. Here’s how it works: all you need to do is collect your free Vegan Day Out map from your local Cruelty Free Shop, which will include the vouchers to use for special offers at participating outlets. You’ll need to show this at each participating business to claim your discount or special offer.
Dates: 8 & 9 September
Location: Glebe, Sydney
Festival of the Winds
Australia’s largest kite festival will be flying into Bondi Beach once again this weekend for a day of colour, creativity and impressive creations. This Festival of the Winds, the sky will be full of kites of all sizes and shapes flown by professional local and international kite flyers, while dance and music from around the world will entertain the punters. There will also be plenty of activities to entertain the kids, from face painting, kite making stalls, animal farms and a jumping castle.
Dates: Sunday 9 September
Location: Bondi Beach, Sydney
Sydney Fringe Festival
Running for the entire month of September, the Sydney Fringe Festival is the ultimate alternative arts and culture festival, showcasing local talent and off-beat art in all its forms, from theatre and comedy to dance and opera. Sprawling across various city venues, Fringe artists push the boundaries of genre, art form and innovation. There are dozens of shows to choose from in the full program, which you can view here.
When: 1-30 September
Where: various locations around Sydney
Buy tickets here
Bohemian Harbour: Artists of Lavender Bay
This new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney celebrates the ongoing transformation of iconic Lavender Bay that seduced some of the city’s most notable artists, including Conrad Martens, Margaret Olley and Brett Whiteley in the 1970s and 80s. It also recognises the continuing efforts by resident artists Wendy Whiteley and Peter Kingston to preserve and enhance the area’s rich heritage and lush tranquillity. The NSW Government recently granted heritage status to the Whiteleys’ house and garden, which inspired so many of Brett’s paintings.
When: until 25 September
Where: Museum of Sydney
See more here
The Comedy of Errors
One of Shakespeare’s funniest plays, The Comedy of Errors is now playing at Moore Park’s pop-up Globe Theatre. See chaotic confusion and unlikely plot twists come together in a side-splitting finale that cannot be missed. A comedic masterpiece of mistaken identity, The Comedy of Errors explores displacement and migration at the hands of outsides forces.
When: until September 29
Where: Globe Theatre, Moore Park
Buy tickets here