It’s Hay Fever Season
For lovers of classic comedy, this satire of high society life will have you in stitches.
Written by Noël Coward at the tender age of 24 and first performed in 1925, Hay Fever follows the lives of the eccentric and unconventional Bliss Family over a single, unusual weekend. Mother Judith, a recently retired actress, father David, a self-absorbed novelist, and children Simon and Sorel are all bored and restless so they each invite over admirers to spice up their lives. From being teased with merciless party games to being lured into unwanted flirtations, these guests are brought hilariously out of their depth for the amusement of their malicious hosts – and the audience.
Running from October 8th to November 2nd at the New Theatre with performances Wednesday through Sunday, this hilarious observation of the pursuit of pleasure and self-indulgence of the upper class in the Jazz Age is not to be missed.
Tickets are available at www.newtheatre.org.au with prices starting at $17.
We have a double pass to Hay Fever to give away. Please see our Giveaways page for details on how to enter.
Baking Bonanza at the Freshbake Show
As the baking craze sweeps the nation, local kitchens are heating up, so put on your oven mitts and get ready for the first ever Freshbake Show…
Inspired by a love of home baking, the Freshbake Show is the brainchild of Phillip Cook and Nina Dela Cruz. A two-day event to be held from October 12th to 13th, this event will bring casual bakers and professionals together to network and share their ideas. Created as a celebration of baking, the event will feature an array of celebrity chefs including Leichhardt’s Pino Locantro (of Locantro Fine Foods) and former MasterChef competitors demonstrating their favourite baking recipes. There will also be a host of other activities including competitions, workshops, gadget demos and a Freshbake Market. The show will also have a variety of child-friendly activities and games at The Kid’s Lounge. So whether you have dreams of being the next big thing in baking or you simply have a sweet tooth, the Freshbake Show is the place to be.
For more info visit www.thefreshbake-show.com.au.
We have a family pass to the show (valued at $29) to give away.
Please see our Giveaways page for details on how to enter.
Tues 8th & Weds 9th October
Contemporary classical string quartet The Noise is giving the world premiere of seven new Australian string quartets at The Cell Block Theatre, National Art School in Darlinghurst, on October 8th and 9th at 7pm. In an historic first, the group commissioned seven of Australia’s leading composers including Annandale resident, Andrew Batt-Rawden, to each write a work for the project, titled Compose NOISE – referring to the group’s strong slant towards improvisation. Other composers involved in the project are Andrew Ford, Rosalind Page, Paul Cutlan, Lyle Chan, Alex Pozniak and Amanda Cole. For more information and tickets visit www.thenoise.com.au.
To WIN a copy of the group’s double CD, please see our Giveaways page for details.
Thursday 10th October
Brazil and Beyond
Marrickville-based singer and guitarist, Anna Salleh, will showcasing her Brazil & Beyond show at Sydney’s newest jazz club, Foundry616 in Ultimo from 8.30pm on October 10th , featuring special guest guitar maestro Guy Strazz, as well as Summer Hill resident Stuart Vandegraaff on horns, Strathfield resident Dan Holland on piano, Stan Valacos (bass/7-string guitar) and Croydon Park resident Tim Bradley on drums. Don’t miss what promises to be an impressive musical evening with everything on offer from swing to jazz and samba. Tickets are $26 from http://www.stickytickets.com.au/13271. Doors open at 7.30pm at 616 Harris Street, Ultimo.
For more info visit www.annasalleh.com
Sunday 13th October
Next Generation Hunter Valley Project
Join in for an afternoon of fun, games and some really amazing Hunter Valley wines from 11am to 5pm at The Vic Enmore on October 13th, as part of the Next Generation Hunter Valley Project. This Sunday ‘Session’ will entail some very cool Inner West street art, groovy live tunes and, of course, some damn good grub to compliment the moreish Hunter Valley wines that you’ll be sampling on the day. This is a free entry event that operates on tasting tokens. Starter Kits include 6 tokens and a souvenir tasting glass for $30 and additional tasting tokens will be available for $4 on the day. Beat the queues on the day by pre-purchasing your Starter Kit online at www.nextgenerationhuntervalley.com.au.
We have a Starter Kit to this event available to win. Please see our Giveaways page for details.
Sunday 13th October
Summer Hill Neighbourhood Feast
You can join this street festival showcasing Summer Hill’s best food outlets and unique shops on October 13th, from 10am to 3pm, when Smith and Lackey Streets come alive with culinary delights and entertainment. The suburb is renowned for cultural variety, heritage architecture, wonderful coffee shops, providores and popular restaurants – and this will be a great opportunity to see what they have on offer as local eateries will be serving tasting plates from stalls in the heart of Summer Hill throughout the day.
More info at www.ashfield.nsw.gov.au.
Friday 18th October
Tastes of Asia
If you love a bit of spice and exotic flavour in your food, then this street festival is not to be missed. Ashfield’s Tastes of Asia fair will showcase delicious offerings from the area’s renowned Shanghai-style Chinese food outlets from 6pm to 9pm on October 18th. Guests will also be able to sample food from the north, south and west of China and the cooking delights of Japan, Korea, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. There will also be themed entertainment throughout the evening at the Council Plaza.
Where: Civic Centre Plaza and along Liverpool Rd.
Sunday 20th October
Primavera in Haberfield
The annual Primavera street festival in Haberfield is on again this year from 10am to 3pm and all the usual Italian favourites will be up for grabs including pizzas, pasta, bread, cakes, cheeses of all description and, of course, coffee. Forget your diet during this food festival – grab a gelato and enjoy the day’s musical entertainment instead! We’ll see you there.
Tuesday 5th November
Melbourne Cup at Kazbah
If you haven’t thought about what you’ll be doing for Melbourne Cup this year, this just might be the solution you’re looking for – Kazbah Balmain have a special Melbourne Cup offer available, which includes an Ottoman Lunch feast, plus complimentary glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, for just $35. There will also be a special ‘mystery dessert’ by the restaurant’s new award winning pastry chef in place of the baclava and, of course, the race will be screened live on the venue’s enormous TV screens easily seen by all tables in the restaurant. This offer is limited to groups of six or more, so get your friends together and make a day of it!
For bookings or more info visit www.kazbah.com.au.