Do you fancy yourself a bit of a master chef? Then why not hone those cooking skills even more by joining a cooking class at Casa Barilla this month…
Running from 6pm to 8.30pm on May 22nd, talented chef Eugenio Maiale will be hosting a special cooking class focusing on dried and fresh pasta at Casa Barilla (4 Annandale St, Annandale). After carving out his reputation at various respected restaurants in Adelaide, Eugenio opened A Tavola in Darlinghurst, which received a coveted Chef’s Hat in its first year of operation. Eugenio’s cooking style is mostly from the Abruzzo region and this two and a half hour class will reveal plenty of the chef’s secrets, to be followed by a two-course meal with matching wines. The class also includes a glass of Prosecco on arrival plus a goodie bag filled with great recipes when you’ve complete your class. Tickets are $50 per person, to book email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info visit www.barilla.net.au.
To WIN a double pass to Eugenio’s class on Wednesday 22nd May at 6pm, email email@example.com with your name and contact number.
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Let Leichhardt Council’s Site and Sound program entertain you with music, theatre and comedy, all taking place at Leichhardt Town Hall and featuring unbelievable local talent.
From 3pm to 5pm on Saturday 25th May, pop past the Town Hall and enjoy a free performance by the Leichhardt Celebrity Brass Band as they play traditional and contemporary hits including The Flower Duet, Nessun Dorma and the Can Can, as well as familiar sounds from James Bond and Pirates of the Caribbean.
Meanwhile, if it’s theatre you’re after, you may want to sign up for a 5-day course in improvisation and acting presented by Fools in Progress with Commedia dell’Arte expert, Antonio Fava. Taught through instruction and improvisation, this is a rare opportunity to learn from this great artist’s expertise. Classes run Tuesday 28th to Sunday 2nd June and cost $400. For more information and bookings visit www.foolsinprogress.org.
For more information visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/SiteAndSound
Saturday 18th May
Bondi Vet in Annandale
If you’re a pet owner in the Inner West, this is your chance to meet celebrity Bondi Vet, Dr Chris Brown, as he pops in to Pet-O, Annandale, for a Q&A session from 9.30am to 1.30pm on May 18th. Come along and have your pet-related questions answered, get your photo taken and signed with the man himself and enjoy a sausage sizzle in aid of The Sydney Dogs and Cats Home while you’re there too! In celebration of Dr Chris Brown’s visit, there will also be a huge sale on selected Optimum dog and cat food as well. For more info visit www.peto.com.au.
Where: 1A The Crescent, Annandale.
Tuesday 21st May
Blooming Wild exhibition
In association with the Head On 2013 photography festival, Balmain Library will be hosting an exhibition by local photographer Carol D’Amici, showcasing her stunning photographs of the wildflowers of Western Australia. Join in to celebrate the launch of the show from 6pm to 7.30pm on Tuesday 21st May. Photos will be on display until June 23rd, for more info visit www.caroldamiciphotography.com.
Where: Balmain Library (The Reading Room), 370 Darling St, Balmain.
Wednesday 22nd May
Sydney Writer’s Festival
The Sydney Writers Festival is on from May 20th to 26th this year and features a huge number of talented local authors and thinkers including Mark Dapin, Annabel Crabb and Emily Maguire just to name a few. If you’re looking for a local event, don’t miss the author talk with Matthew Condon at Ashfield Civic Centre from 6.30pm, where he will be discussing his latest crime novel, The Toe Tag Quintet. Condon’s latest work follows the adventures of a former Sydney detective back amongst the criminal milieu when he retires. The event is free but bookings required.
Call 9716 1810 or visit eventbrite.com.au to make a booking.
Friday 31st May
Doggie film festival
The Good Dog! International Film Festival (taking place from September 6th to 8th this year) is now calling for entries for feature films, shorts, screenplays, stories, loglines and festival trailers, with the deadline set at Friday 31st May. The only catch is all entries must include a dog or have reference to a dog. Visit www.gooddogff.com to download an entry form and you could be well on your way to winning some great prizes. This will be the second annual Good Dog! Film Festival to be held in Balmain, following last year’s festival success.
For more info call 9818 1813.
Wednesday 12th June
This event to be held at the NSW Writer’s Centre (Gary Owen House) from 7am to 9am, is aimed at inspiring, educating and motivating women in the wellness industry. Featuring guest panelists Jude Blereau (author of Wholefood Baking), Nicole Walsh (co-founder of BodyMindLife Yoga, Surry Hills) and Vanessa Megan Gray (owner of Vanessa Megan Australian natural and oganic skin car company), the launch of Wellness Woman will include a wholefood breakfast and panel discussion about women in business. This is also a great opportunity to network with other ‘wellness women.’ Tickets are $55+bf at www.events.ticketbooth.com.au/event/WellnessWoman.
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Tuesday 21st May
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
Concord Library will be hosting their very own Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea event on May 21st from 9.30am to 12pm and everyone is invited to join in and enjoy a cuppa and a bite to eat! Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea raises funds for the Cancer Council and this year being the 20th anniversary of the event, they have set themselves a target of $13 million. Simply bring your gold coin donation to the library on the day and help them reach their target. Call 9911 6210 for more information.
Concord Library: 60 Flavelle St, Concord.
Thursday 23rd May
Historic film screening
An historic film titled, Dall’Italia All’Australia (From Italy to Australia), will be showing at The Factory Theatre at 7pm on May 23rd and all are invited to attend. The 1924 silent film, which has only been uncovered in recent years, chronicles the voyage of the Regina d’Italia ship into Australia and is the earliest known footage of a migrant voyage to this country. The movie will be shown in accompaniment with Italian folk music performed live by ‘I Viaggiatori’. Standard tickets are $25+bf, visit www.factorytheatre.com.au for more information and to make a booking.
Where: 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville.