The weekend is upon us and we’re praying that the sun gods shine down on Sydney. If you’re looking for activities, frivolities or a little bit of musical stimulation we’ve got you covered.

Here are our top picks that we’ve weeded out all for you, you know, cos we’re dead nice like that! You can thank us in kind.

Return to Rio, The Ladies Exhibition, Beach Boys and Wine Island Festival – these are just some of the  fantastic things to do this weekend in Sydney. Sydney Social 101 has got you covered with our Weekend events Round Up.

Return to Rio

Friday 13th – Sunday 15th November 2015

Return to Rio, does indeed, return, for its fourth weekend at the beautiful Del Rio resort on the banks of the Hawkesbury River. The boutique dance festival promises a weekend filled with “music and fun, dancing and drinking, laughter and sun”, and I promise you all of the above and then some.

Del Rio Resort, Wisemans Ferry NSW

For more information and tips visit here

The Ladies Exhibition

Friday 13th November 2015

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The Ladies Network announce their third exhibition at the multi award-winning aMBUSH Gallery, opening night this Friday. The exhibition will run from November 14 to 19.

Following two successful exhibitions since May 2015 that have attracted over 1,000 attendees and curated more than 60 artists’ works, The Ladies Exhibition #3 will bring together more than 30 established and emerging artists as well as zines and music.  Founder and curator Lara Vrkic says of the importance to create a space for female artists, “We don’t focus on the negatives of gender inequality, instead we highlight the opportunities women can seize in reconstructing their roles in society.”

The Ladies Network are a group of seven women who celebrate the work of women in creative industries. Working with artists, musicians, designers, businesswomen and writers, The Ladies Network provide opportunities for women to be recognised for their contributions to the creative landscape of our city.

The opening night will be soundtracked by local DJs Mira Boru, Nite Fleit and Chunyin, with on-site nail art by Hey Lady Nails. As well as artists’ works available for sale, there will be a collection of local zines and The Ladies Network merchandise.

With the proven success of past exhibitions and the help of aMBUSH Gallery and Central Park, this is an exhibition not to miss.

Event Details:

The Ladies Exhibition #3

Where: Ambush Gallery, 3, Central Park, 28 Broadway, Chippendale

Opening Night: November 13, 6pm – 9pm

The exhibition will extend through to 19th November, open daily from 12-8pm

Cost: Free

Wine Island Festival 

Friday 13 – Sunday 15 November 2015


Sydney Harbour provides the perfect backdrop for Wine Island, Sydney’s most unique and exciting wine festival! Taking place on Clark Island this weekend, food and wine enthusiasts alike are sure to be wowed by a world-class line up of winemakers, sommeliers and chefs showcasing their finest selection of food and wine through cellar door experiences, food huts and a VIP island bar.


Some of the delicious food on offer consists of signature dishes from top NSW eateries and producers, including dumplings and saltbush from Bar H, sangria, tuna poke and sliders from Applejack, and cheese plates and roaming oyster bars, a perfect accompaniment to the vast selection of wine available.


Of course, what we’re really all interested in is the wine, and Wine Island has certainly delivered on a choice of top quality Australian names, with Audrey Wilkinson (Hunter Valley NSW), Bunkers Wines (Margaret River WA), Digiorgio Family Wines (Coonawarra SA), Holm Oak (Tamar Valley TAS) and Sydney’s Nomad Online Cellar Door all coming to the party.


If that wasn’t enough, Sydney’s Young Henry’s team will also be mixing it up with their selection of beer, gin and cider to top off what will already be an event not to be missed!


For more information visit


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The Rocks Village Bizarre

Friday 13 November 2015

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The Rocks Village Bizarre pulls back the curtain on 2015’s tantalising program set to transform the historic precinct into a vaudevillian world of mystery, magic, music, and markets each Friday evening from 13 November to 18 December.


Presented by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA), The Rocks Village Bizarre invites you to ‘re-experience’ The Rocks Precinct for a truly mind bending six weeks of immersive performances, culinary delights, two-storey high floating installations, and chance encounters with captivating characters around every corner.


Transforming The Rocks Square into a world of entertainment is Vaudevillia presented by Slide. Held at an outdoor lounge bar, this modern reinvention of the variety show has a plethora of talented performances including a three-piece band, crazy circus performances and physical comedy. The Rocks Brewing Company will also be supplying craft beers, ciders and cocktails at the outdoor Lounge Bar so people stay refreshed throughout the night.

Dibby Dibby Soundsystem 

Saturday 14th November 2015

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On Saturday 14th November, the ‘so hot right now’ collective that are the Dibby Dibby Soundsystem, will welcome special guest selector LUEN to The Cliff Dive for some serious tag teaming on the decks.

Renowned for planting groovy seeds all over the country’s musical landscape and enriching the scene with her eclectic sounds, LUEN is one of Australia’s most exciting, talented young DJs in the scene. Fresh from her presenting stint on Triple J, LUEN is set to light the crowd up with her dancehall and hip hop mixes.

Nick Van Tiel (NZ), co-founder of Dibby Dibby Soundsystem said:

“The support Dibby Dibby Soundsystem has received so far has been mind blowing. Month on month we’re seeing Sydneysiders come from afar to experience the unique offering that is The Dibby Dibby Soundsystem. Being able to bring on legendary guests acts like LUEN, who fully support the carnival movement in Sydney is amazing. We can’t wait to bruk it down with our guests on the 14th!”

Entry is free from 11pm and $5 on the door after. Open until late.

To sample the Dibby Dibby Soundsystem flavour, please visit:

Round She Goes Fashion Market

Saturday 14th November 2015


Round She Goes Fashion Market is on Saturday 14 November at the Marrickville Town Hall. Held just three times per year in Sydney, it’s a not-to-be-missed shopping event and this is the final 2015 market.


Round She Goes is an indoor market entirely dedicated to women’s fashion. This event has preloved designer labels, quality vintage fashion, as well as handmade jewellery and accessories from over 60 different stallholders. The handpicked stallholders sell a range of sizes and styles to suit all budgets.


Saturday 14 November Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204 10am-3pm, $2 entry


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At First Sight Record Fair and Festival

Saturday 14th November 2015



Carriageworks presents the boutique music festival At First Sight for the second time this Saturday , following its sell-out success in 2013 when it attracted more than 5,000 people. Curated by FBi Radio’s Dusty Fingers host Marty Doyle, this unique one-day record fair and festival features a cutting edge line up of international and Australia-wide artists, paired with Sydney’s favourite DJs and more than 100 stalls of Sydney’s best independent record stores, labels and private dealers.

At First Sight tickets are $50 providing music-lovers with access to a day of live performances, including exclusive  shows from Amrita and Ego (AV), from 12 noon through until 11pm, with a record fair running from 10am until 6pm onsite at Carriageworks on the day. This one the vinyl-lovers cannot miss!


TIMES: Record Fair 10am- 6pm (Free) | Bands 12pm – 11pm, $50
WHERE: Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St, Redfern NSW


Red Bull Billy Cart
Saturday 14th November 2015

Red Bull Billy Cart is an event in which amateur drivers and their fearless team of three build and race homemade billy cart vehicles. Each handmade machine is fuelled by nothing but sheer courage, the force of gravity and perhaps a little Red Bull. This unique, non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike to design and build outrageous billy cart dream machines and compete against the clock in a downhill race.

Red Bull has held more than forty billy cart races (often referred to as Red Bull Soapbox in other countries) around the world since the first one in Brussels in the year 2000 – from Australia to South Africa, Helsinki to St. Louis, Jamaica to Italy. Over the years, vehicles have ranged from realistic replicas to anything the imagination can conjure up. Previous designs have included a piano, a giant baby carriage, a rodeo clown, a massive corn on the cob, a jail cell and the Golden Gate Bridge.


WHERE: Loch Avenue, Centennial Parklands, Sydney

WHEN: 10.30am – 4.30pm

MORE INFO: click here

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