It’s time to get inspired with these ideas guaranteed to make you forget it’s winter.
Sydney certainly doesn’t shut down during its chilly months, and although you might feel like doing so, don’t! There’s too much cool stuff going on in and around this glorious city. From free gigs to cheesy fondue nights, art exhibitions and rooftop cinema screenings, these are the 6 things you should be checking out this week.
What’s better than live music you ask? How about paying zilch for said live music? Mixmag and Miller Genuine Draft have joined forces to present Miller Amplified. Hosted at the Oxford Art Factory, you and your mates can now see some of the best local and international artists on the music scene, without spending a dime. Simply register for free entry to catch Cosmos Midnight playing this Friday 22nd June.
Catch live music at Barangaroo House
Throughout June, Barangaroo House is hosting free live music every Thursday and Saturday. On the striking top level terrace, Smoke, expect artists including Veda (Triple J Unearthed), Murray Lake plus Andrew Grant. Other artists on the cards for June include Yogi, Nat Conway, Rich Penny and Bruno. It all kicks off from 5-8pm on Thursdays and 3-6pm on Saturdays, so make sure you mark it in your calendar.
What’s better than cheese, you ask? How about a pot of melted cheese perfect for dunking a freshly baked baguette? Swissotel Sydney is inviting you to stay warm this winter with a traditional Swiss cheese fondue experience. Made using a combination of cheeses, including Emmental, Gruyere and Kirsch, the fondue is served with traditional crusty baguette bread, pickled onions and a farmer’s garden salad. Other delicious dip-able additions to choose from include spiced meatballs, ‘mac and cheese’ croquettes, potato rostis, beer battered chips and more. The experience is priced from $29 per person with a minimum of two people per booking.
Check out the World Press Photo Exhibition at the State Library of NSW
If you haven’t already been, the World Press Photo Exhibition is open to the public until 24th June. Head to the State Library of NSW to catch an array of striking and raw photojournalism. The exhibition includes the full catalogue of winning images from the 61st World Press Photo Contest, including the photo of the year – a haunting image of a protestor catching fire amid violent clashes with riot police during a protest against President Nicolás Maduro, in Caracas, Venezuela. Entry is free so get in and check it out.
Head to Sweetheart’s Rooftop for free cinema screenings
Back by popular demand is Sweetheart’s free rooftop cinema screenings. Get cosy for the night with comedic classics playing every Tuesday and Wednesday during winter, starting from 7pm. It’s accompanied by hot toddies, heaters and popcorn.
Finish off your week with a comforting Sunday roast
Pork crackling, crispy potatoes, lashings of gravy. Is there anything better than a Sunday roast? Check out the top spots in Sydney to get your Sunday roast fix, no cooking required.