You could go to the MCA after work for one of their sunset yoga sessions... or you could go for an Archie Rose gin cocktail instead. The contemporary art gallery is transforming its outdoor terrace (the one with those enviable views across Sydney Harbour) into a fanciful pop-up Gin Garden this Friday December 4 until early February.

Rosebery-based boutique distillery Archie Rose is in charge of the gin, with craft brewers Young Henrys on board to provide the beer. The menu will be inspired both by Australian native ingredients and the Brits' penchant for afternoon tea, as the pop-up will coincide with an exhibition of acclaimed British artist Grayson Perry's works.

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Must visit: the MCA's pop-up Gin Garden opens this week

The ultimate salve for pre-Christmas deadlines, a balmy Thursday evening spent with contemporary art and a rooftop cocktail sounds pretty perfect to us. Find out more at

Must visit: the MCA's pop-up Gin Garden opens this week

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