ART & DESIGN - The Australian Centre of Photography presents 'Plant and Human'

Local institution gallery and education space ACP is currently showcasing their latest exhibition ‘Plant and Human’. A group exhibition featuring works from Helen Pynor, Erica Seccombe, Hayley Millar-Baker and Pony Express. The event is open on Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am to 5pm and Saturdays, 11am to 4pm, running from Friday 15 February to Saturday 27 April 2019.

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In their own words the photographs “considers the intimate connection between humans and the botanical. Each artist approaches their plant subject with intensity to consider the role of ecology in our contemporary lives.” The works are stunning and definitely worth a visit. Whilst you’re already in Foley Street, make sure you check out Spunky Bruiser and their incredible collection of eclectic fashion or head around the corner for a drink at Mister Pocket on Burton Street.

COMMUNITY - There is free yoga in Elizabeth Bay.

Head down to Reginald Murphy Community Centre for an afternoon of breathe work and purposeful movement at the latest community event offering in Elizabeth Bay. Running for the whole of 2019, every Monday from 2pm- 3pm this could be the perfect lunch break for an Eastside local or for the independent traveller in Sydney.

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Taught by a group of experienced local volunteer teachers, the classes are completely free. If you have your own mat they recommend bringing your own, but if you are new to yoga then there are mats available at the community centre.

If you are a yoga fanatic then you might want to check out our wellness article which runs through the best ways to refresh and recharge in Eastside.

EVENTS - Where do you get your laughs from? Here are Eastside's top 5 Comedy Nights.

Eastside is a thriving hub of talent with some who can spin a story that leaves you in stitches. Comedy clubs are scattered across Eastside and as the summer cools off and we head indoors, there’s no better place to be than at your local for a few laughs. Check out these….

  1. Happy Endings Comedy Club - 154 Brougham St, Potts Point

This club is one of the city’s most celebrated comedy venues. With the intimate smokey jazz club vibe, Happy Endings hosts International touring talents as well as local rising stars. Surrounded by the buzzing food and bar culture of Potts Point, this could be the answer to your next night out.

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2. The Forresters ‘Stand OUT Comedy’ - Cnr of Foveaux & Riley St, Surry Hills

The Forrester’s is a fantastic pub, but what makes it better is that every Wednesday you can find up above the bar, a night of comedy called Stand OUT. Featuring sets from the house improv groups, a regular MC and delicious pizza and a great happy hour in the time before hand , there really isn’t much you’re missing out on. Psst!.. If pizza isn’t your thing then the delicious El Loco Mexican is just down the road.

3. Cafe Lounge - 277 Goulburn St, Surry Hills 

Tucked away just off of Oxford Street, the Cafe Lounge is somewhat of an institution. This cafe and bar has become a comedy hub thanks to long-running Monday weekly Comedy Lounge, and more recent Saturday and Sunday weeklies – all booked by Rhys Jones. Take an hour of two away from the bustling Oxford Street for a drink, a laugh and time spent with likeminded locals.

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4. Magic Mic Comedy - 33-35 Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point 

This legendary comedy show is back! They have found a new home at Potts Point Hotel and are showcasing Sydney favourites every Wednesday night. A portion of their ticket sales go to charity each evening and the lineup has featured sets from the likes of Tony Woods (USA), Steve Hofstetter (USA), James Smith (AUS/USA), Andrew Barnett (AUS) and Simon Taylor (AUS/USA). If you love the best of the best when it comes to comedy then Magic Mic is where you should be.