Happy Lunar New Year! Here is what’s happening around Sydney to celebrate Lunar New Year!
From 15th – 28th February The Galeries will host immersive art displays, Instagram workshops, eating competitions and one -off ‘foodie’ creations.
Taste Tournament Date: Thursday 15th February Time: 11.30AM-2.30PM and 4.30PM-7.30PM Description: Matt Okine hosts The Galeries Lunar New Year Taste Tournament. Watch and eat as Grill’d, Lotus, Chat Thai and Jimmy’s Recipe compete to win your vote as they create an exclusive dish with the theme of good fortune. Vote for your favourite and go in the running to win a $100 gift voucher to each competing restaurant. Plus enjoy a live performance by Milan Ring.
What Filter? An Instagram workshop with SBS Pop Asia’s Andy Trieu Date: Sunday 18th February Time: 2:00 PM Description: A step by step guide to making a great looking Instagram account.
Ramen Eating Challenge presented by SBS Food / Pop Asia and Ichiban Boshi Date: Wednesday 21st February Time: 3:00 PM Description: Who can eat the spiciest ramen bowl ever created in The Galeries first? SBS Pop Asia’s Andy Trieu or The Chef’s Line Melissa Leong? Vote for who you think will win and you could win a $250 Ichiban Boshi Gift Voucher.
Lunar Lanterns with Books Kinokuniya Date: Saturday 24th February Time: 11.00am – 12:30 pm (2 x 30 -45 min per session with break in between) Description: Design and create your own Chinese Lantern with Books Kinokuniya. Ages 5+.
FREE sketch from artist of your choice at the Books Kinokuniya pop-up Date: Saturday 24th February Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm. Spend over $150 in-store during the first week of the Lunar New Year (16/2 – 24/2) at Kinokuniya to receive a free sketch from one of our featured artists; Phil Lesnie, Craig Phillips or Binny Talib. T*C’s apply
Where: The Galeries , 500 George Street, Sydney
When: 15th – 28th February
More info: www.thegaleries.com
Hacienda and Q Dining
Take in the Sydney Harbour Bridge bathed in an auspicious red glow and settle in for a Lunar feast away from the crowds at Q Dining and Hacienda Sydney. New executive chef Joshua Davidson has created a festive yum-cha style menu – think Prawn Har Gow, BBQ Pork Buns and Roast Duck Spring Rolls – served in bamboo steamers with chopsticks and traditional condiments. Available from 16th February to 4th March, prices start at $12.
Where: Hacienda and Q Dining, 61 Macquarie Street, Sydney
When: 16th February – 4th March
Sydney Tower Eye FREE dumplings
Sydney Tower Eye has partnered with the dumpling legends at New Shanghai to offer the public Sydney CBD’s first sky-high all-you-can-eat dumpling experience, and we want you to be one of the first to experience it!
Available to book by the public every day of the Chinese New Year period (that’s Monday 12 February to Saturday 24 February!), guests can enjoy a custom dumpling menu featuring all your favourites; prawn dumplings, chicken dumplings, veggie dumplings AND pan fried pork buns!
Where: Sydney Tower Eye
When: Monday 12 February to Saturday 24 February
Madame Tussauds Sydney
Madame Tussauds Sydney is hosting a special night of ‘Mandarin Magic’ in celebration of the Lunar New Year!
On the eve of the Chinese New Year (Thursday 15th February), the all-new Music Experience at the Darling Harbour attraction will come alive with lights, lanterns and fun.
Former X Factor Australia contestants and current Destination NSW ambassadors Jess & Matt, will also kick off the night with special performances in both Mandarin and English.
Tickets are available to the public via the Madame Tussauds Facebook page, or here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1196930470410251)
FREE Harbourside Outdoor Cinema
To celebrate the Lunar New Year, Harbourside is hosting a FREE open-air cinema with skyline views across Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour. Park up on a beanbag and settle in for a selection of classic Asian films – from anime Spirited Away to House of Flying Daggers and Karate Kid – and treat yourself to a delicious array of Lunar themed desserts by KOI and or a freshly steamed bao from Astrobao by Tsuru.
Where: Harbourside, Darling Harbour
When: Thursday, 15 February to Saturday, 17 February
More Info: http://www.harbourside.com.au/