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I'm a professional business writer, specialising in public sector procurement. I recently moved to San Francisco and find weekendnotes a great way to discover fun things to do and places to go.

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My WeekendNotes - 43
Spotlight
In honour of the 200th anniversary of his birth, the Genesian Theatre is celebrating all things Dickens this month. Mos... [more]
26/05/2012 - 30/06/2012
Being single has its advantages. Plenty of time to catch up with friends and family, and focus on your career. No ... [more]
Got a major assignment due? Meant to be writing a thank you letter to you Grandma? Last exam tomorrow? There are doze... [more]
Whether you're a tradie or an office worker, nothing tastes quite so refreshing as a hard-earned beverage after a lo... [more]
The beloved bloggess - Jenny Lawson - has finally released her much-awaited book Let's Pretend This Never Happened: A Mo... [more]
1. Have breakfast. Dinner can be a bit hit and miss in Richmond. Truly excellent restaurants sit alongside some pretty... [more]
 
One of the best bars of Sydney's underground music scene has stepped into the light - but you still won't discover it wi... [more]
On Friday nights Dome Bar transforms. The restaurant tables are whisked out, waiters carrying trays of h'orderves are wh... [more]
The ever-popular Australian Ballet returns to Sydney in November, with some classical treats for connoisseurs to first-t... [more]
08/11/2012 - 19/12/2012
When I read that a show is 'back by popular demand', I usually put it down to marketing hype. In this case, though, ... [more]
23/06/2012 - 29/06/2012
Ten tantalising activities for the month of June. 1. Buy Yourself Roses June's birth flower is the rose. Red rose... [more]
Sydney's youngest and most exciting orchestra has graduated to a new phase, last night debuting under the new name T... [more]
I know what you're thinking. You've tried sake before, right? And you didn't like it. Not quite wine, not quite a spir... [more]
To Sydneysiders, the words 'winery tour' conjure images of the Hunter Valley. Tastings of deliciously buttery but sadly... [more]
Fiona O'Loughlin has been reborn - as the 'Divine Miss O'. With the help of 'Bitch PR' she has revamped her image and h... [more]
18/05/2012 - 19/05/2012
April it's the month of fools, and fooling around. Time to relax, look around, and remember that life isn't nearly as... [more]
01/04/2012 - 30/04/2012
As the weather gets cooler, the temptation to forgo outdoor activities for a bit of hearthside R&R increases. That's ri... [more]
It sounds like something straight out of an Austen novel spend the day touring charming gardens; enjoy a delicious p... [more]
It might be a Shakespearean masterpiece, but there's no denying The Merchant of Venice is a challenging play for 21s... [more]
18/02/2012 - 31/03/2012
Up until Saturday, I was a Mardi Gras virgin, but I popped my cherry at the Fair Day in Victoria Park. This family-frien... [more]
12/02/2012 - 04/03/2012
The Jinglists is a kooky, two-man comedy about agoraphobic brothers who never leave the (dis)comfort of their filthy, on... [more]
02/02/2012 - 18/02/2012
February may be the shortest month, but that's no reason it can't be the most exciting. Pack it full to the brim with t... [more]
01/02/2012 - 29/02/2012
Phew. Christmas, New Year, family, friends, parties, dinners, drinks and more. December is a crazy time of year. Now all... [more]
03/01/2012 - 31/01/2012
'Tis the season to be jolly, but we all need some Christmas downtime as well. Squeezed in between the parties, events, ... [more]
01/12/2011 - 31/12/2011
COFA (the UNSW College of Fine Arts) on Sunday presented 'MASHED'. An afternoon and evening of entertainment including a... [more]
20/11/2011
Fast Fresh Dance is exactly what the name implies - a showcase of Australia's young up-and-coming choreographers and dan... [more]
16/11/2011 - 19/11/2011
I'm a night owl at heart. Someone who'd rather sleep in 'til midday, and enjoy the buzz of conversation into the wee ho... [more]
The First Grader is a powerful, sometimes brutal story of one man's determination to learn to read. It is set in Kenya i... [more]
Like the 2003 book of the same name, Moneyball is the (based on a) true story of a baseball team manager who bucks the e... [more]
10/11/2011
Oh, baklava. How I love thee in all your forms. Delicious diamonds carefully constructed from fine layers of pastry, int... [more]
1. Eat a sandwich. Did you know that Sandwich is actually a place in Kent, England? Legend has it that John Montagu, an... [more]
Kings Cross is a locale with split personality disorder. A place where seedy strip joints sit alongside trendy cocktail ... [more]
Central NSW isn't exactly known for its top quality coffee. Once you leave the coast, many a coffee lover groans at the... [more]
1. Eat a vegetarian meal. October 1st is World Vegetarian Day a great reason to explore the amazing array of vegetari... [more]
01/10/2011 - 31/10/2011
The Rockdale Musical Society has brought Avenue Q to Brighton-Le-Sands. A truly hilarious evening of musical puppet thea... [more]
09/09/2011 - 17/09/2011
First-time visitors to Korean BBQ can sometimes find the experience a little intimidating, so let me talk you through wh... [more]
1. Take a trip to China Town. Somewhat confusingly, the Chinese 'Mid-Autumn Festival', or 'Moon Festival', actually fal... [more]
Directly opposite Richmond Town Hall, on Bridge Rd, is the Town Hall Hotel Restaurant and Bar. This large, comfortable ... [more]
1. August 5th is International Beer Day a holiday established to celebrate the beers of all nations and cultures, as w... [more]
All over Sydney, people are gathering in bars, cafes, houses and libraries to chat about their latest novel. They're sha... [more]
My first impression of the Marlborough Hotel wasn't good. Coming from Melbourne, I'm more partial to secret bars, hidd... [more]
Hidden away in the Regent Place shopping centre, just around the corner from Event Cinemas on George St, is the Azum... [more]
With free live music every night from Wednesday through to Sunday, Funky Bar (on King St, in Newtown) certainly lives up... [more]