Rally the crew and get planning! Here are our top picks for things to be checking out this month.
Another month means a fresh smorgasbord of events to tantalise you with this summer. From Carriageworks’ Summer Night Markets to Shakespeare at your local pub, National Margarita Day specials and more, get inspired with this ultimate guide on the best things to do in February.
The Jungle Collective: Indoor Plant House Party
Sydney’s popular indoor plant sale bonanza is back in 2019, this time setting up shop in St Peters. The two-day sale, running from 23rd-24th February, sees over 170 varieties of indoor plants up for grabs. Talk to an on-site horticulturalist and get inspiration on how to incorporate indoor plants in your home and office. Entry is free! For more information, click here.
$2 Oysters at Maybe Sammy
1950s inspired glitz and glamour bar Maybe Sammy wants you to cap off your weekend with $2 oysters and mini martinis every Sunday. Enjoy a mini martini or two for $10 each, with oysters available until they run out. Take our advice and get in early, doors opening at 4:30pm and closing at 1am.
Calling all whiskey connoisseurs. On Thursday 21st February, you’re cordially invited to an evening of storytelling, whiskey and craftsmanship with host Dion Hortsmans. The evening celebrates the stories and crafts of independent, spirited and extraordinary Australians who challenge traditional thinking in their fields. Presented by Bushmills Irish Whiskey, your $20 ticket includes whiskey tastings, a curated selection of Bushmills Black Bush cocktails, complimentary shoe shining, Q&A and more. Hosted at the newly opened CBD bar, Employee’s Only, this is an event not to be missed.
For more information and to secure your tickets, click here.
Zen Sessions at Pullman Quay
We’re all for having more zen in our lives in 2019. Thankfully, Pullman Quay’s Zen Sessions have returned for another year, giving you the chance to perform your best downward dog with stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the Harbour Bridge in the background. Taught by expert instructors, classes focus on a combination of dynamic flow and slow flow yoga and are open to everyone at all levels and abilities. Zen Sessions are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7am on the Pool Deck of the Pullman Quay Grand, classes priced at $30 for a casual session. Bookings are essential, and can be made at pullmanquaygrandsydneyharbour.com
Sugar Republic Dessert Museum
After taking Melburnians by storm in June 2018 and Brisbane locals more recently, Sydneysiders are now getting a taste of the sugary action with a pop-up museum totally dedicated to desserts. Aptly titled Sugar Republic, this dessert museum will land in Sydney from 10th February – 20th May, setting up shop at MYER Sydney. Head in for an adults-only ball pit, fairy floss room, human size gum ball machine and plenty more.
The Fernery Pink Gin Dinner – Thursday 28th February
The Fernery, known for its lush greenery and Parisian-inspired interior, is inviting you to a special Pink Gin Dinner this month. Pencil Thursday 28th February in the diary, as a decadent seven-course pink gin degustation awaits. Highlights on the menu include southern fried quail with green sriracha mayo, paired with a complimentary cocktail of fresh grapefruit juice, rosemary syrup, pomegranate juice and tonic. Tickets are $95pp and includes a seven-course set menu with matching gin cocktails. For more information and to book, click here.
Barangaroo House 1st Birthday Party
Barangaroo House is throwing a 1st birthday party so big that it’s had to devote an entire week to it! Kicking off on Friday 15th February, the three-level harbourside venue is getting set to host seven days of giveaways, decorations, music and entertainment. Just for dining or drinking on one of the three levels, you will automatically be in the running to wine impromptu prizes, including a magnum of Grey Goose vodka and even a free meal. Just for celebrating your birthday this month, you can also claim a free frozen cocktail at House Bar. Come Thursday 21 February, head in for the official birthday bash where Daft Punk tribute band, Discovery, will bring the groovy beats to House Bar from 8pm and Smoke from 9pm.
Mr Black x Bar Swift @ Charlie Parker’s
Mr Black Coffee Liquor have teamed up with London’s Bar Swift, voted one of the World’s 50 Best Bars, to bring Sydneysiders some of London’s finest classic tipples and never-before-tasted Mr Black cocktails for one night only at one of Sydney’s favourite bars, Charlie Parker’s. On Wednesday 13th February from 5pm until late, two of London’s best bartenders, Swift Bar’s Bobby Hiddleston and Hamish Dowie, will be there to delight you with a theatrical cocktail experience, taking coffee and good times late into the night. For those that miss out, a selection of the best cocktail creations will be available at Charlie Parker’s for a limited time. For more information, click here.
National Margarita Day at Bar Patron and El Camino Cantina
With National Margarita Day just around the corner (Friday 22nd Feb), Rockpool Dining Group’s Bar Patron and El Camino Cantina are celebrating with a line-up of tempting, tequila-infused offerings. Head to Bar Patron for half price $10 classic margaritas all day on Friday 22nd Feb. Each restaurant is also honouring National Margarita Day with a special Golden Rita ($15). An original, frozen margarita dusted with an edible, golden glitter, this limited-edition drink is available on Friday 22ndFebruary only. Bookings can be made here.
Shakesbeer Sessions at the local pub
A new theatre company, Bar’d Work, is now launching Shakespeare in some of Sydney’s best local pubs. Aptly titled ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ as a part of the inaugural Shakesbeer Sessions, you can expect fast and funny 90-minute Shakespeare performances, all the time with a cold beer in hand. This month, head to The Forresters Hotel, The Shakey in Surry Hills and Newtown’s The Bank Hotel to catch these unique, comedic performances. Tickets are $25 online and $30 on the door and can be purchased here.
Event dates listed below.
Friday 22nd February: Forresters Hotel, Surry Hills
Saturday 23rd February & Saturday 9th March: The Shakey, Surry Hills
Wednesday 27th February: The Bank Hotel, Newtown