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Adidas Is Teaming Up with a Heap of Sydney and Melbourne Favourites to Throw a Series of Spring Parties

Baba's Place, A1 Bakery, Valentinas, Haus of Dizzy and the One Day crew are among ten venues and creative teams throwing parties in November.
By Ben Hansen
October 26, 2023
By Ben Hansen
October 26, 2023

A group of ten popular Sydney and Melbourne venues and creatives are throwing big food-, art- and music-filled bashes in November with support from fashion juggernaut Adidas. The brand is currently celebrating creatives across the world as part of its new brand campaign that states: "We gave the world an original. You gave us a thousand back."

The parties will run across three weeks this spring, with Baba's Place, Valentinas, the One Day crew, Mannequin Hands and Babekuhl all getting in on the action in Sydney.

Babekuhl will kick things off on Saturday, November 4 with the Babekuhl Lab. The multimedia art hub will be popping up at 182 Redfern Street, Redfern between 6–10pm, showcasing the creative team's colourful works of art.

The following week, Marrickville cafe Valentinas will be relaunching its Valentinas Nights program as part of the event series — and it's offering free food. There will be cheeseburgers on the house with a side of beef tallow fries and a post-dinner ice cream sundae from 5pm between Thursday, November 9–Saturday, November 11.

Rounding out the Sydney activations are Baba's Place, Mannequin Hands and One Day Sundays. Baba's will be lighting up the midweek with a Wednesday night party on November 15.

Head into Prim Haus in St Peters on Friday, November 17 or Saturday, November 18 for an exhibition and pop-up press-on nail salon from nail artist Mannequin Hands. And, on Sunday, November 19, the One Day crew will host a ten-year anniversary mini festival at The Factory Theatre, with a huge lineup of musicians and DJs taking over the courtyard from 1pm.

Down in Melbourne, A1 Bakery, Haus of Dizzy, Good Sport Magazine, Migrant Coffee and XFLOS are the teams joining forces with Adidas for the citywide takeover.

In Melbourne, A1 is kicking off the celebrations with free wraps at its Brunswick outpost on Sunday, November 5. Make a bee-line to Brunswick to grab a chicken or falafel wrap on the house between 10am–12pm.

The following weekend, things are really being taken up a notch. Kick off your Saturday on November 11 with lifestyle portraits at Go Sport Magazine from 11am, followed by a community workshop and afternoon feast at XFLOS from 2pm, and a block party and barbecue at Migrant Coffee from 5pm.

Rounding out all the fun is Haus of Dizzy, which will be celebrating Indigenous pride and community through an all-ages birthday party that will include markets, workshops, food and music on Sunday, November 12.

If you want to give yourself the best chance of attending, make sure to RSVP to the events you're interested in ASAP.

Adidas' takeovers are happening from Saturday, November 4–Sunday, November 19 in Sydney and Sunday, November 5–Sunday, November 12 in Melbourne. Head to the Adidas website for a breakdown of all of the events, and to RSVP.

Published on October 26, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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