Get your groove on at free world music event Earthbeat, which forms part of the Leichhardt Sunset Series that brings together sounds from all over the world… Dance through Leichhardt from 4pm to 7pm on Sunday 10th November as the Earthbeat world music concert hits Pioneers Park in Leichhardt, uniting music and culture from across the globe right here in our Inner West backyard.
Kicking things off will be Gondwana featuring Charlie McMahon, who will combine indigenous Australian instruments such as the didgeridoo with western instruments such as the synthesiser and guitar to create a sound like no other. Following this, French performers Baby et Lulu will charm the crowd from 5pm to 6pm, while high energy drumming ensemble TaikOz will close the event with a truly unique performance.
There’ll be something to please every musical taste as well as a drumming workshop for audience members from 4.45pm to 6pm. What more could you want? Pack a picnic and come along.
For more information visit www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au.
When two strangers meet atop a tall building by chance – one a homeless man, the other a man on the edge of despair – what follows is an unexpected story of hope and friendship…
The Maintenance Room comes from award-winning Sydney playwright, Gerry Greenland, and tells the story of Edward. Life has become unbearable for Edward and he’s decided to end it all by jumping off a building. But when he arrives at the maintenance room on the roof, his plans are foiled by a homeless man who has taken up residence there, and angrily demands to know what Edward is up to.
As they explore each other’s reasons for being on top of the building, the question is posed: will they live or die?
Playing at the King Street Theatre (Cnr King and Bray Streets, Newtown), Tuesdays through Saturdays at 7.30pm, from November 7th to 30th , tickets ($30) are available at www.trybooking.com/dpla. More info at www.kingstreettheatre.com.au.
To WIN a double pass to the preview screening on Thursday 7th November at 7.30pm, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday 3rd to 24th November
Walking the Landscape
Opening on Sunday 3rd November from 3pm to 5pm with a special ‘meet the artist’ event, ‘Walking the Landscape’ exhibition features works by Graham Austin, Kerwayne Berry, Peter Griffen and Toni McDowell. Each artist has been inspired by their experience working in the Australian landscape and bring different elements to the exhibition – Austin presents aerial views of the outback while Griffen’s abstracts are influenced by Indigenous art. More info at www.artsite.com.au.
Where: 165 Salisbury Rd, Camperdown.
Saturday 9th November
Relay for Life
Join the fight for cancer by registering for this year’s Inner West Relay For Life – held annually at King George Park, Manning St, Rozelle. Registrations costs $20 per person, or you can create a team and walk with friends. There will be prizes for those who raise the most money as well as best dressed awards and an award for all teams who keep the Relay spirit alive and have at least one team member on the track for the whole 24 hours of the relay. Food will be available throughout the event as well as entertainment. The survivors walk begins at 11.30am, while the Candlelight Ceremony of Hope will be held at 7.30pm – both are open to the public.
More info: relay.cancercouncil.com.au/2013/inner_west_2013.
Sunday 10th November
St Brendan’s Fair
Step right up! It’s time for the annual St Brendan’s fair, which will be held on the St Brendan’s Church grounds from 10am to 4pm. The Spring Fair is a major fundraising event for the school and a highlight on their local calendar, featuring plenty of family fun including rides for the kids, entertainment, music and stalls filled with craft, books, cakes and jams. Everyone loves an old-fashioned fair and these guys do a damn good job at hosting theirs.
Where: Cnr of Johnston and Collins Streets, Annandale.
Sunday 10th November
One of the Inner West’s biggest festivals returns to Camperdown Memorial Rest Park once again this year – The Newtown Festival welcomes all sorts of weird and wonderful people to their party and will be celebrating its 35th anniversary from 9.30am to 5.30om on November 10th! Look out for some of our favourite events on the day including the Newtown Festival Dog Show, as well as awesome live performances and tonnes of delicious food stalls. The Kids Zone and Eco Zone will also be returning this year. Entry is via gold coin donation at Lennox St, Australia St or Church St, with all funds raised on the day going to the Newtown Neighbourhood Centre.
More information at www.newtowncentre.org.
Monday 11th November
Mayor’s Golf Day Registration
Registrations are now open for the 2013 Mayor’s Golf Day, with Mayor Angelo Tsirekas having announced that all proceeds from the event will go to the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI) at Concord Hospital. The golf competition will be held at Massey Park Golf Club again this year and registration is $120 per person (or $480 per team). A lunch-only option is also available for $40 per person. Registrations close Monday 11th November so get in quick by calling 9911 6555 or emailing: email@example.com.
More information can be found at www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au/mayors-golf-day.html.
Wednesday 13th November
Get down to Balmain Library from 6.30pm to 8pm to hear local author Jenny Spence talk about her debut crime novel No Safe Place, which follows a smart, brave heroine named Elly Cartwright in a suspenseful, fast-paced story that’s action packed till the end. The event is free, with refreshments provided but bookings are required on 9367 9211.
Balmain Library: 370 Darling St, Balmain.
Sunday 17th November
Glebe Street Fair
Sydney’s oldest and biggest street festival, Glebe Fair, turns 30 this November so why not come along and celebrate! More than 30 events will take place during the day, including fundraisers for the Cure for Life Foundation, established by brain surgeon Dr Charlie Teo, as well as Barnados Australia. Dr Teo will kick off the festival for the second year running by leading a band of 20 bagpipers on a parade down Glebe Point Road. Another 40 entertainers across three stages will keep the festive vibe pumping throughout the day, plus a few surprises have been planned as well. Running from 10am to 5pm, there’s sure to be something for everyone with a range of food on offer and over 250 stalls!
Where: Between Bridge Rd and Parramatta Rd, Glebe.
From Tuesday 19th Nov
Theatre in Newtown
A modern black comedy, Dying For It follows the story of Semoyan, an out-of-luck man who decides he’s going to take his own life. But when word gets out about his decision, Semoyan finds himself flooded by visitors all begging him to kill himself on their behalf. The problem is, when the big night rolls around, Semoyan starts having second thoughts. Don’t miss this thought-provoking socio-political satire.
Tickets ($32) are available at newtheatre.org.au.