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Mother’s little helper

Hispanic Artistic Expression is presenting the exciting new theatrical production of Argentine dramedy, Conversations with Mother. Don’t miss the Australian premiere, showing at La Sala in Rozelle.
Adapted by Catalan playwright Jordi Galceran, Conversations with Mother is based on a winning film from the Moscow International Film Festival and has been staged in at least 10 countries. Telling the story of Jorge – a middle-aged man who tries to sell the apartment that his 72-year-old mother is living in, after he finds himself jobless and penniless – this is a moving and hilarious play that explores the serious issue of society’s neglectful attitude towards the elderly, without losing its sense of humour.

Performed in Spanish with English subtitles, Conversations with Mother will be playing until Sunday 1st September, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 6pm. Tickets are $30 or $25 for concessions – book by calling  8094 8310 or visiting www.hispanicartistic.org. La Sala: 134a Victoria Rd, Rozelle.

• To WIN a double pass to watch Conversations with Mother, see our Giveaways page for details.



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Tuesday nights are getting hilarious at the Harold Park Hotel so if you are a fan of having your funny bone tickled, get down to Glebe this August.

Join in for fantastic comedy shows every Tuesday at 8pm. With each show hosted by an established comedian MC and headliner, supported by up and coming local comedians, big belly laughs are a guarantee.

On August 20th, headlining act will be Melbournite Matthew Klein, who came to attention after winning the Search for a Funny Bone stand-up competition. His energetic and engaging comedy style has taken him across the USA but he’s back for one show only before heading off again so catch him while you can.

The following week, on August 27th, you can see the hilarious Simon Kennedy, perhaps best known for his recent appearances on Channel 7’s Morning Show. Simon has garnered international acclaim, even competing in NBC’s Last Comic Standing in Miami. His appearance in Glebe this month should not be missed.

• To WIN a double pass to see either Matthew Klein or Simon Kennedy at the Harold Park Hotel, see our Giveaways page for details.



Sunday 11th August

Belly Dance Expo

Canterbury Hurlstone Park R.S.L. will be full of life this Sunday as it hosts Australia’s 7th Belly Dance Expo. Starting at 10am with performances, stalls and free classes, this is the perfect opportunity to discover the beautiful and mesmerising art of belly dance. For those who are interested in getting involved, there will be costumes, jewellery and DVDs for sale, but if you just love to watch then be prepared for a whole day of non-stop performances. This promises to be a day of great music, delicious food all served in an exotic atmosphere.

Regular admission costs $15 with a reduction to $10 for concession.

• For further info visit www.sydmedfest.com or call 9519 0874.


Wednesday 14th August

Artistic Workshop at Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Marrickville’s current artist in residence is New York based Scott Seaboldt whose exhibition These Knots, Tangles and Bumps in the Road will be running at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery from August 7th to 18th. During the course of this exhibition, Scott will also be holding free workshops at the gallery on Wednesday 7th, Saturday 10th and Wednesday 14th from 11am to 2pm. This is a great opportunity for local artists to get hands on training with a professional painter where you can discover all the different elements of the art world. On top of this, these workshops are absolutely free so there really is no downside.

• For more info and registration, visit http://artpost.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/node/1346.


Friday 16th August

Inner West Small Business Expo

The five hour Expo themed “Learn Connect Grow” will feature some of Australia’s best business minds, sharing valuable insights into expanding your business. Experts of online business will also be available to help you understand how these developments may increase sales. The keynote speaker, NSW Small Business Commissioner Yasmin King has made her Small Biz Bus available so don’t miss this opportunity to grow your business.

The expo will be held at Strathfield Golf Club, 84 Centenary Drive, Strathfield 2135, with tickets at $55 for exhibitors.

• For more info and tickets visit www.innerwestbusinessexpo.com.


Saturday 17th August

Rainwater Harvesting Technical Workshop

Have you been considering getting a rainwater tank? Whether you’re concerned about the environment or just want to save some money on your water bill, this FREE workshop will tell you all you need to know about designing and maintaining your own rainwater harvesting system. This will include the Council’s current rebate scheme, the best type and size of tank for your home and all Government regulations. This workshop runs from 9am till noon and will be held in Newtown (venue to be confirmed on booking). There will be also be a second workshop on Wednesday 28th from 6pm-9pm for those who cannot attend on Saturday.

• For all bookings please call 9335 2222.


Saturday 24th August

Celebrity Theatre Sports

This year Celebrity Theatresports will be more hilarious than ever, featuring numerous entertaining celebrities including Andrew O’Keefe, Adam Spencer and Hi-5’s Casey Burgess, all of whom will be placed under the spotlight scriptless. Promising to have the audience in stitches while simultaneously helping to raise funds for CanTeen – the teams of comedians will be competing for laughs. Celebrity Theatresports will be held at the Enmore Theatre at 8pm, Saturday 24th August.

Tickets start from $28 and can be booked online at www.ticketek.com, or by calling 9550 3666.

• For more info visit www.improaustralia.com.au.


Sunday 25th August

Footprints Clothing Swap

Is your wardrobe getting a little bit dated but you don’t have the cash to update it? If so, then why not come down to the Clothing Swap during the Footprints EcoFestival; it’s free and everyone is invited! To get involved, simply register online and then bring up to six items of clothing (sorry, no jewellery) on the day where each item you bring will be worth one token that can be traded for any other piece of clothing you find. The swap will begin at noon, but all second-hand clothes must be dropped off at the Swap Tent between 11am and 11:40am. While there, don’t forget to explore the other great events on offer at Footprints EcoFestival.

• For more info and registration details visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au.


Sunday 1st September

Met Series 3 – Sax with TMO!

The Metropolitan Orchestra is back with their third Met Series concerts for 2013. It is a music lovers dream to be in awe of classical elegance including Mendelssohn’s Capriccio and Mozart’s last composition, Jupiter Symphony. In addition, sax virtuoso Nicholas Russoniello will be performing Glazunov’s Alto Saxophone Concerto, with all music conducted by Sarah-Grace Williams (One of Limelight Magazine’s Top five conductors to watch). The concert will be held at 3pm at Balmain Town Hall.

Tickets start from $40, with free admission for under 7’s. To book tickets, visit www.metorchestra.com.au/tickets or call 8007 7131.

• Balmain Town Hall: 366 Darling Street, Balmain.



Saturday 24th August

Double Think Theatre Production

Running from Wednesday 21st to Saturday 24th August, Double Think is a double billing comprising of Gogglebox and the Double Think show itself – which is a hypnotic theatrical dance performance that investigates oppositions by creating a shifting world of light and shadow. Come along and marvel at the motion as the production utilises performance-operated lighting and live set manipulation to form a constantly evolving landscape of relativity. Don’t miss this show nightly at 8pm or at 2pm on Saturday.

Tickets cost $30. Call 9351 7940 to book or for more information visit www.seymourcentre.com. Seymour Centre’s Reginald Theatre is located at the corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale.

• To WIN a double pass to the show, see our Giveaways page.


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