Local Events Calendar

Apr
28
Sat
Vans Park Series @ Five Dock Skate Park
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – Apr 29 @ 6:00 pm
Vans Park Series @ Five Dock Skate Park

 

The Vans Park Series Oceania Continental Championships and the Vans BMX Pro Cup will be coming to the City of Canada Bay’s world class Five Dock Skate Park, marking a groundbreaking milestone for elite competitive BMX and skateboarding in the City of Canada Bay area. Last year’s competition was held in Manly, and all the action is expected to get even crazier in our quiet Inner West suburb. There will be a live feed online, and the event is free to watch in person, with a few Regional Qualifier spots still up for grabs.

These events will feature the top skaters in Oceania and the best BMX riders from around the globe. It’s your best bet to check out the cream of the crop ahead of the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics where skateboarding will join BMX as a medal sport.

The Killers @ Qudos Bank Arena
Apr 28 @ 8:15 pm – 11:00 pm
The Killers @ Qudos Bank Arena

Las Vegas rockers The Killers are back in Australia after performing at the AFL Grand Final last September. Along with old classics ‘Mr Brightside’ and ‘When You Were Young’, they’ll be performing hits from their new album ‘Wonderful Wonderful’.

Apr
30
Mon
The Breakfast Club @ Dendy Newtown
Apr 30 @ 6:00 pm
The Breakfast Club @ Dendy Newtown

As one of Dendy’s retro screening, this movie is sure to bring back some nostalgic flashbacks from the John Hughes era. A complimentary beverage and packet of crisps on arrival can be enjoyed.

Loose Leaf Literature @ LazyBones Lounge
Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Loose Leaf Literature @ LazyBones Lounge

It’s a night of poetry, comedy, music and live art, shining a light on Sydney’s creative minds and featuring performances from Baiy Law, Georgie Cook, Gene Gibson and Maddie HW .

May
1
Tue
Spanish Film Festival special event – Jamon Jamon @ Palace Norton Street
May 1 @ 6:45 pm – 9:45 pm
Spanish Film Festival special event – Jamon Jamon @ Palace Norton Street

Bigas Luna’s modern classic of Spanish cinema Jamón, Jamón catapulted the careers of acting royalty Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz. Bigas Luna specialist, Santiago Fouz Hernández (Professor in Hispanic Studies and Film Studies at Durham University, UK) and Professor Alfredo Martínez Expósito (University of Melbourne) will lead a panel discussion that will follow the screening.

May
2
Wed
Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Australian World Orchestra @ Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Maestro Riccardo Muti conducts the Australian World Orchestra @ Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

Described as ‘superb’, ‘joyous’, ‘stunning’ and ‘immaculate’, the Australian World Orchestra is arguably the most exciting orchestral initiative in Australia’s cultural history. This year, AWO reunite 86 Australian musicians from some of the world’s leading orchestras for three unmissable concerts under the baton of Italian Maestro Riccardo Muti. Considered one of the worlds top 5 conductors, Muti’s astonishing career as leader of the worlds great orchestras has been recognised with innumerable honours including Grammy Awards and an honorary knighthood from Her Majesty the Queen.

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again @ Old 505 Theatre
May 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again @  Old 505 Theatre

In Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. UK writer Alice Birch skewers the language and semiotics of both patriarchy and feminism in a play which is equal parts belly-laugh funny and gut-wrenchingly real. She tears apart the structures that keep feminism and women trapped inside a patriarchal system, and presents a rallying cry for a new feminism; to work outside the system and re-redefine the way we think about womanhood.

Packed with intelligence, humour and wrenching social commentary, House of Sand bring its signature visceral performance style to a Revolt that is a punch in the face wrapped in a satin glove. Based on conversations with more than 80 Australian women across a range of socio-economic, cultural, religious, sexuality and gender backgrounds, this new production will resonate deeply with local audiences.

Season runs from May 2 – May 19

May
3
Thu
Preparing for Winter @ Ashfield Civic Centre
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Preparing for Winter @ Ashfield Civic Centre

Co-hosted by Our Energy Future, this is the first of two sessions to help Inner West residents save money, improve the comfort of their home, and heat smarter.

Sydney Writers’ Festival Eddie Ayres: Danger Music @ Ashfield Town Hall
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Sydney Writers' Festival Eddie Ayres: Danger Music @ Ashfield Town Hall

The Sydney Writers Festival’s Year of Power hits the Inner West, in conversation with Eddie Ayres. Eddie shares his story and his new book, Danger Music, a remarkable memoir of an accomplished musician and ABC Classic FM host. He writes of his deep depression in 2014, when still living as Emma, he quit radio and struggled with his gender identity. Teaching cello to orphans and street kids in war-torn Afghanistan, Eddie took the steps towards his gender confirmation. He presents his touching book at Ashfield Town Hall, where books will be for sale and available for signing. Join the ABC RN Host of The Art Hub as he shares his story in this event presented by Ashfield Library, Inner West Council Library & History.

Ivan Aristeguieta – Matador @ The Factory Theatre
May 3 @ 9:00 pm – May 6 @ 11:00 pm
Ivan Aristeguieta – Matador @ The Factory Theatre

Australia’s favourite Venezuelan is back for the Sydney Comedy Festival, fresh from his own ABC sitcom Lost in Pronunciation.