One, two, three, four – Hi-5!
Australia’s best-loved children’s band are back with a national House Hits tour sure to impress your little ones.
Hi-5 have been entertaining Australian children since 1998 on TV and with live concerts and are still as popular as ever! In their latest national tour, Hi-5 House Hits, the awesome Hi-5 crew are stopping off for a special show in the Inner West at the Enmore Theatre, following a brilliant year of sold-out concerts throughout Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Live Nation Australia is hosting Mary, Stevie, Dayen, Ainsley, Lauren and, of course, Chats and Jup Jup, with tickets on sale now for a show that’s set to feature all the songs kids love to sing and dance to. Expect to hear all the big classic hits like ‘L.O.V.E’ and ‘Making Music’ during this interactive experience! Don’t miss this opportunity to entertain the kids these holidays –
go to www.livenation.com.au for more information and tickets.
WIN a family pass see Hi-5 perform at the Enmore Theatre on July 2nd.
Open Marrickville festival
Marrickville Council’s celebration of local culture and diversity is on this month with plenty of music, dance, art, theatre and foodie events to experience!
For a tantalising feast of music, dance and food from the Balkans, don’t miss the Balkan Bonanza at Marrickville Town Hall on June 29th from 12pm. A Chinese Multicultural Festival will also be held on June 28th, 12pm, at Marrickville Town Hall with Chinese opera, modern songs, dance, martial arts, calligraphy and traditional Chinese dress workshops. Plus, Arts Diaspora will be hosting a craft making (free), and drama workshop with muscial performance ($15) for children 5-12 inspired by the heroes and gods of ancient Greece on June 21st. Other highlights include:
• The 7-a-side multicultural football tournament with food stalls, giveaways and activities for children on June 22nd from 10am to 6pm at Tempe Recreation Reserve.
• Mini Film Festival of Bilingual Stories at Marrickville West Primary School Hall on June 25th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm.
• ‘No Turning Back’ public art exhibition that will be on display until June 30th at Marrickville Park.
• The ‘ASYIK Goes to Schools’ Indonesian culture, music and dance workshops that will be visiting schools throughout June.
For a full program and more information visit www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au
Monday 23rd June
Interactive art session
Join art lovers in The Royal Hotel’s private dining room from 6.30pm to 7.30pm on June 23rd for an interactive art session with featured artist, Paul McCarthy from Art Est. Paul will be talking about his career, artwork and techniques, and then guests can join in a group demonstration drawing and take home a masterpiece of their own! Entry is free and everyone is invited. The Royal is located at 156 Norton.
For more information visit www.theroyalleichhardt.com.au
Friday 27th June
Jagger at the Bridge Rd Hotel
12-year-old drumming prodigy Jagger Alexander-Erber first came to national attention when appearing on Australia’s Got Talent in 2012. At the age of 10, he shocked audiences by his ability to match and even surpass some of drumming history’s legends. After performing with Limp Bizkit, joining the The Who Experience Tour in Sydney and being signed as a Monster Headphones ambassador, Jagger is now coming to perform at the Bridge Road Hotel with his new band MOON featuring Steve Balbi and Mark Swine Ward. If you are curious about what a 12 year old kid can do with a pair of drumsticks (and you should) then make sure to get down to the Bridge Road Hotel at 119 Victoria Rd, Rozelle, this Friday.
For more information visit www.facebook.com/thebridgehotel/info
Monday 30th June to Friday 4th July
Looking for something fun to do these school holidays? Well, you’re in luck, because Circus Unique at the Trixie Forest Centre (St Scholastica’s College, Glebe) has extended their hours, allowing kids more time for fun and games! Come in for one day or every day to enjoy some team building games and test out your acrobatic and aerial skills with a bit of static trapeze, lyra and Spanish web as well as juggling, stilt walking, hoops, diabolo and plate spinning, then present your achievements in a short finale. Classes for kids aged 6-8 years will be held from 10am to 2.30pm on July 3rd and 4th, while those aged 8-12 or 10-15 years will be welcome from June 30th to July 2nd, at 9.30am to 3.30pm daily. To make a booking call 0402 020 498.
For more info visit www.circusunique.com.au
From Tuesday 1st to Saturday 12th July
Calling Dr Who fans!
A play to remind us all that ‘fan’ is short for ‘fanatic’, Who Knows tells the story of Russell Lambert, a loveable loser who’s obsessed with the BBC television show, Doctor Who. On the eve of the National Doctor Who convention – and under threat of a villain plotting world domination – Russell discovers that you don’t need two hearts to be courageous…but it helps. Showing at the King Street Theatre (Level 1, 644 King St, Newtown), Tuesday through Saturdays at 7.30pm, tickets are $25-$30 (DR WHO Club Australia Members only pay $22).
For more information or to make a booking visit www.kingstreettheatre.com.au.
Wednesday 2nd July
Hilarity on Hump Day
New weekly comedy night ‘The Hump’ is launching at the Camelot Lounge so get ready for plenty of big belly laughs as fresh faced stand-ups, hilarious headliners and secret special guests take to the stage. Launching at 8pm and continuing every Wednesday night afterwards, The Hump will push the frontiers of comedy and showcase talented performers like former host of Triple J breakfast, Tom Ballard (who is the headline act on launch night), in its decked-out, hidden warehouse space with a speakeasy vibe. Behind the venture are a couple of comedy-savvy Sams: Sam Bowring has worked as a comic for the last 18 years, and started the Mic in Hand comedy night at Glebe’s Friend in Hand pub, while emerging comedian Sam Kissajukian has been operating exciting grassroots venues like POS Comedy at the Newtown Hotel. Tickets are $15 at the door, and the Camelot is located at 19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville.
For more information visit www.humpcomedy.com/blog/
Tuesday 1st July
Come to the Leichhardt Scientology Centre from 7pm to find out how to achieve abundance in business and life with this special seminar featuring international guest speaker Mr Rohn Walker from California. Rohn is the Founder of International Executive Technology – which provides business consulting, training, and conference services to Fortune 500 companies – and this seminar’s objective is to give attendees key tools that they can use to be more productive. Entry costs $15, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where: 79 Renwick St, Leichhardt
From Wednesday 2nd to Saturday 12th July
La Ronde by Arthur Schnitzler is one of the most controversial plays of all time. After its first official production in 1920 the theatre was stormed and the entire cast and crew charged with public indecency. Not too surprising considering all ten scenes of this play are sex scenes. Anyway, now it’s coming to Sydney, presented by Enigma and starring Stanmore actor Brendan Taylor. If you are a fan of a little raunch or are just curious about what a play considered vile pornography in the ’20s would be like, then this is definitely a production that shouldn’t be missed. Visit www.stickytickets.com.au/enigma to make a booking.
Go in the running to win a FREE double pass to La Ronde.
Until Sunday 6th July
Australian actor and teacher Jerome Pride teams up with his real life student, actress Grace O’Connell, to perform Mamet’s controversial play Oleanna. Premiering in the 1990s, Oleanna continues to provoke fierce debate about sexual harassment and gender politics, dividing viewers with its controversial insights as it tells a story of sexual exploitation, gender and power. Performances will be at the Sydney Theatre School, Chippendale, on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm plus Sundays at 5pm. Tickets are $25.
To book visit www.trybooking.com/EWHP