Treat your mum to a show
In the lead up to Mother’s Day a new show put together by local mums is on at the Roxbury Hotel, shining light on the good, the bad and the ugly sides of motherhood…
Showcasing the original work of more than two dozen writers, actors and directors, including Summer Hill’s Vee Malnar (a leader of the Mamapalooza Festival and recent winner of the Best Playwright award at the Short+Sweet Sydney 2014 Gala Final), ‘Mothers’ is an honest tribute to the heroic efforts and sacrifices made by mothers everywhere. Running for two weeks only, on Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 2.30pm, the play gets to the heart of the joy, sadness, hilarity, tragedy and anger that comes along with being ‘mum’.
Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 online at www.moshtix.com.au, and proceeds from this event will be going to the Gidget House charity, which supports parental well being. If you’re not sure what to do with mum this Mother’s Day, check this play out together.
Roxbury Hotel: 182 St John’s Rd, Glebe.
Concert for kids
Looking to get your kids out of the house this weekend? Let them join the fun and share the excitement of hearing a band perform live at this year’s Kids’ Prom Concert.
As part of Leichhardt’s Site and Sound program, the Kids’ Prom will feature the Inner West Community Band performing upbeat music the kids will love dancing along to. The Inner West Community Band is a symphonic band, formed in 2010 with the aim of giving local woodwind, brass and percussionists the opportunity to perform great music.
The Kids’ Prom will be an interactive event with the band offering demos of each instrument so kids can see how trumpets toot and saxophones sing, as well as the chance to join in with the music-making and even conduct the band!
Kids of all ages are welcome to come along, the show will run for 40 minutes at Leichhardt Town Hall, plus there will be some time to meet the members of the band and their instruments after the concert. Kicking off at 10am on Sunday 27th April, entry is free but a $5 donation would be appreciated.
Sun 27th April
Build bike confidence
Marrickville Council’s free City Cycle Confidence Courses allow riders to develop skills and confidence in a quiet off-road setting before they head out on-road as a group. The courses begin at Johnson Park, Dulwich Hill, and also educate riders on the safest on-road routes in the local area. Running monthly, from 9am to 1.30pm, course will be held on May18th, June 15th, July 20th and August 17th.
To book visit www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/cycle.
From Wednesday 30th April
In 2012 Sandra Lie, the director of All Age Music, took on the ‘Glee’ phenomenon and formed her own weekly singing group, strictly for adults. Although there have been new faces coming in every term, this Club has always had a vast female majority and with the recruitment of new music director Phillip Eames, All Age Music is seeking more male voices to join the group and bring in some bass and tenor. All are welcome, no matter the quality of your voice, just have a good attitude and be prepared to learn your vocal melody and you will fit right in!
For more information visit www.allagemusic.com.au.
Weds 30th April & Fri 2nd May
Comedy Fest at Marrickville
After playing to packed houses during last year’s Fringe Festival, Leichhardt comedian Seaton Kay-Smith is returning to Marrickville’s Factory Theatre for the 10th Sydney Comedy Festival with his show ‘Waiting for the Next Apocalypse’ on April 30th and May 2nd at 9.30pm. Seaton’s debut solo comedy show is a heady mix of one-liners, music, sketch and visual comedy with a generous dose of the absurd. Showing at The Container, Factory Theatre, Marrickville, there are two shows only so book now to avoid missing out! Tickets are $15.50 +bf (suitable for ages 15+).
More info and bookings at www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au.
From Fri 2nd to Sat 10th May
Originally conceived by stay-at-home mum Joy Roberts, MOTHERS is a theatre show all about motherhood. Comprised of dozens of talented local artists, this production seeks to celebrate mothers and all they do, as well as their contributions to the arts. Running for two weeks only, on Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 2.30pm, make sure to book your ticket at HYPERLINK “http://www.moshtix.com.au/”www.moshtix.com.au – tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door. Proceeds from this event will be going to the Gidget House charity, which supports parental well being. If you love your mum, check this out.
Where: Roxbury Hotel, 182 St John’s Rd, Glebe.
Sunday 4th May
Stem cells from umbilical cord blood, thrown away for years, now save lives thanks to research enabling people with leukaemia to receive transplants of cord blood instead of bone marrow. Inner Wheel Australia have held Coin for a Cord Day annually for 12 years to raise money for further research in this field and the ladies from the Inner Wheel Club of Balmain will join all members around Australia to reach the milestone of $2 million this year. Come along to the fundraiser at Burwood RSL on May 4th and help them give a sick child a second chance at life. Tickets are $45 per person, available online at clubburwood.com.au. All guests will have the chance to win fabulous door prizes and raffles on the night.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Fri 9th and Sat 10th May
The Empire Strips Back
In a galaxy far, far away, a ruthless empire ruled across the stars. Now on Earth, they are here to…strip back? That’s right, for the first time in Sydney, this Star Wars burlesque parody hits a theatre stage. Featuring all of your favourite characters, including Darth Vader, Princess Leia and Chewbacca, reimagined in the sexiest way possible, this show will bring new meaning to the term sci-fi fantasy! With butts, breasts and belly laughs of intergalactic proportions, The Empire Strips Back is certain to have your heart racing with the Force!
Where: Enmore Theatre, $59.
Friday 16th May
2014 Italian National Ball
Come celebrate Italian National Day in the best style with Co.As.It. Held at Le Montage in Lilyfield and organised under the auspices of the Italian Embassy, the Italian Consulate General in Sydney and the COMITES NSW, the 2014 Italian National Ball will feature over 500 guests, including prominent figures from local businesses and councils, while raising funds for carers in our community. With a delicious four-course Italian feast and entertainment provided by I Giovanotti, this event is a fun and fancy celebration of all things Italia.
For more information or to make a booking visit www.coasit.org.au.