YCK Laneways: Intersections


A six-week party of food, drink and live music, featuring new dishes from Anna Polyviou and Manu Feildel, cocktail masterclasses from Maybe Sammy and Cantina Ok!, a dance party with Sneaky Sound System and 100 other events.

York, Clarence and Kent Streets are home to a number of great bars in Sydney – last year they merged to form nightlife YCK Laneways. It spans the three lively streets between Town Hall and Wynyard and includes venues such as PS40, Prince of York, Since I Left You, Sammy Junior, The Lobo and Grandma’s Bar. Now the group is throwing a new six-week festival and block party called Intersections .

The program ranges from dance, theater and live music to interactive art and storytelling. And of course excellent food and drink.

Various venues are home to celebrity chefs Anna Polyviou, Manu Feildel and Luke Hines, each designing brand new dishes just for the festival. Polyviou makes a decadent cookie dough dessert, grab a helping of Feildel’s Hervey Bay scallop dish with XO butter, or munch on Hines’ stuffed sweet potato fries with lime guacamole and cashew sour cream.

Intersections is taking over Barrack Street April 22-24 for Master the Art, a series of masterclasses on cocktail mixing (featuring the bartenders of Maybe Sammy and Cantina Ok!), making fresh pasta with Mannaggia a Trois, oyster shelling and more.

On those same nights, the alley turns into a massive open-air dance party to beats from Sneaky Sound System, singer-songwriter Wafia and Brisbane rapper Day1.

Plus drag bingo, fire dancing, magic shows, jazz performances, tarot readings, slam poetry, special festival menus – there are more than 100 events on the calendar.

Many events are free, but booking is strongly recommended.

More information here.


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