Immerse yourself in 57 cultures over 10 days, from Friday June 16 — Sunday June 25 at the Open Inner West Festival.
Bellissimo! Enjoy a showcase of young opera singers performing popular Italian arias and songs at the Leichhardt Town Hall on Saturday June 17 at 5.30pm. Featuring arias from famous Italian operas such as La Traviata, La Boheme, Aida, The Barber of Seville, Rigoletto, Tosca, The Marriage of Figaro, and Madama Butterfly, guests will also enjoy nibbles and beverages to an Italian theme. All the performers are previous winners or entrants in the Australian Singing Competition, the nation’s most prestigious competition for classical singing. The free event will be music to your ears!
Leichhardt Town Hall, Leichhardt
Mongolia to Marrickville
Be sure to check out the new, stunning artworks of Gandbold Lundaa from June 21 — 25 at the StirrUp Gallery in Marrickville (with an opening on the June 20). As well as feasting your eyes on gorgeous art, and enjoying delicious food and drinks, you can also experience the incredible Mongolian throat singer and horse head fiddle player, Bukhchuluun Ganburged, and participate in interactive art by Ganbold (Gawaa) Lundaa and Donald Brierly.
StirrUp Gallery, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
For a night of musical magic, Klub Koori will you have dancing. The event is presented by Gadigal Information Service, home of Koori Radio 93.7FM with the Inner West Council. Held on Sunday, June 10 at The Factory Theatre, tickets are just $15 each. The show will feature a lineup of incredible Aboriginal artists. Revered names like Kuren, Bow and Arrow and Lucky Luke will take to the stage to bless your eardrums during the festival.
The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville
Stories from Around the World Series
Forget TV and video games, your kids will love indulging in some highly entertaining storytelling. When Camels Could Fly, a performative celebration of Australia’s cultural multiplicity, Floating on a Sea of Stories, the telling of traditional Japanese children’s stories, and My Fine Feathered Friends, an energetic performance about Chinese, African and Australian birds, are all featured events this year. Children of all ages can immerse themselves in these extraordinary tales from around the globe at Sydenham Library on June 17, Leichhardt Library on June 20, and Ashfield Library on June 24.
Chinese Multicultural Festival
Experience authentic Chinese culture at Open Inner West. For fashion fanatics, The Chinese Multicultural Festival will showcase traditional clothes and culture from both traditional Peking Opera and Shanghai Opera. For those who want action, come along to see the Weapon performance, Kung Fu martial arts, Tai Chi, Chinese Square and Country Dance. And for anyone musically inclined, the festival will also feature traditional Chinese instruments and music. This packed, free event will take place from midday on Sunday June 25 at the Alex Trevallion Plaza in Marrickville.
Alex Trevallion Plaza, Marrickville Road, Marrickville