VIVA’s favourite events for the week!

Winter is coming!

My fingers are snap-frozen by the sudden plunge to the teens on the Celsius scale.  I am sure a lot of Canadians are frowning at that comment about temperature, but their frowns look like amused smiles, so it is all OK with us.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 – Business After 5

Feeling like business cat?  Or want to get ahead in your career?  You too can wear a tie and look muchos official, mingle with like-minded people, and learn a couple of things about how to become successful leaders from Andrew Buay.

When: 17 May 2017, from 6pm to 8:30pm

Where: 15/60 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

Find out more from What’s On Sydney.

Thursday 18 May 2017 – Time Out’s best bar in Sydney

For every business event there needs to be at least one fun event.  If you are feeling a little bit cold, then why not duck into one of Sydney’s best bars for a warming vodka or whisky?  (it isn’t as if we need excuses… but if you are looking for one, it’s 10 degrees in Sydney right now)

When: whenever you want!  Thursday is a great night for it

Where: This Must Be The Place, 239 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst

Click here to read Time Out’s review of this place.

Friday 19 May 2017 – Brett Whiteley studio

We all indulge a little too much over winter.  If you want to indulge your mind rather than your body on a Friday night… maybe just once?  West of the Divide is the latest exhibition showing at the Brett Whiteley studio.  This exhibition and showcases works about the land west of Sydney and celebrates nature that is often disregarded by urban dwellers.

When: Exhibition starts Friday 19 May and runs until 1 October 2017

Where: 2 Raper Street, Surry Hills

Read more at Concrete Playground.

Saturday 20 May 2017 – Pyrmont Festival

When you stir together food, wine and art, you get  the Pyrmont Festival.  This family friendly event showcases food and drinks from the Mudgee region, and live music, local artists, and other entertainment.

There are about 100 stalls where you can try out wine and food, and with five taster tickets at $15, there is no reason not to try to your heart’s content!

When: From 13 to 27 May 2017, with the headliner event happening on 20 and 21 May

Where: 5010 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont

Click here to see their website.

Sunday 21 May 2017 – Urban Hunt

You could go back to the Pyrmont Festival for a second day, but then you might miss out on the second last weekend of this urban scavenger hunt!

If you were thrilled by The Amazing Race, and you wished that there were more corporate-sponsored days off chasing clues around the city, then you will love Urban Hunt.  Using nothing but your wits (and a smart phone), you will discover cool spots around town you might have never seen before.

When: from 22 April to 30 May 2017

Where: Circular Quay, Harbour Master Steps

Visit their website to get information about how to sign up.

Monday 22 May 2017 – Anna’s Firecracker

If you are back to work for another week, and wishing it were April again because it had so many long weekends and endless chocolate, then maybe pay a visit to Shangri-La Hotel for a taste of Anna Polyviou’s new chocolate dessert.

When: until 31 May 2017, and available each day until sold out

Where: Shangri-La Hotel, 176 Cumberland Street, Sydney

See information about this on Shangri-La’s page here.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 – Jazz at Venue 505

We were very sad to learn that Newtown Social Club closed in April, but for music lovers, you can still find great gigs around town.  On Tuesday nights, you can visit Venue 505 for their old school funk and groove night.  This is inside too, so it will warm both your soul with music and body with heating.

When: Tuesday nights

Where: Venue 505, Cleveland Street, Surry Hills

See their website for more information.



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