There’s no reason not to get out and about this weekend, with a heap of events to keep you satisfied.
Experience: Spring into Surry Hills
In the lead up to the Surry Hills festival on September 22, Surry Hills will come alive with the spirit of spring. Involving projections, art activations and live music, this festival aims to raise funds to keep the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre kicking into 2019. Most events take place around Devonshire Street if you are looking to make your own itinerary, however, there are also guided walking tours of the area facilitated by the Surry Hills Creative Precinct.
Check out the full program at http://www.surryhillsfestival.org/spring-into-surry-hills/
Drink: Jamie’s Italian
The reports of Jamie’s death have been greatly exaggerated! To get us back into the spirit of things, Jamie’s Italian on Pitt Street are offering bottomless prosecco long lunches every Saturday through September. But it’s not only bubbles on offer. For $50 you’ll get a selection of small plates, a larger bowl of pasta and a flute (or three) of prosecco. In case that wasn’t enough, there’s a complimentary serve of panna cotta thrown in for good measure. To book ahead, head on over to https://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/australia/restaurants/sydney/#book
Learn: The Economist
It’s not like the bible of the free market to be giving away products on the house, but that’s what The Economist is doing this weekend at Broadway Shopping Centre. Aiming to raise awareness of needless food and packaging waste, The Economist has installed three giant fish, entitled Don't bin plastics, yet, and will be offering free coffee in edible cups, provided by Cupffee. Read up on the issues here: https://www.economist.com/international/2018/03/03/the-known-unknowns-of-plastic-pollution
Last Chance: Sydney Latin American Film Festival
This weekend is your last opportunity to catch a curated selection of cinema from all across Latin America. Screening at PYT Fairfield this Saturday are Niñas Arañas/ Spider Thieves which takes a tongue-in-cheek approach to youthful aspirations, and Home Team/ Mi Mundial which follows the story of a young boy, intent on following his dream of becoming a professional footballer. If you need any more reason to go, Chilean bakery La Paula is only around the corner for some pre- or post-film empanadas.