Perfect day in the Park
Marrickville Council’s annual Australia Day event is back as we welcome some new Aussies into the fold…
When the 26th of January rolls around, make sure to roll on down to Enmore Park for the funnest celebration of our nation in the city. The event will begin at 3pm with the Citizenship Ceremony and then the announcement of the Citizen, Senior Citizen and Young Citizen of the Year. Once these are finished, true festivities will begin with the live local entertainment kicking off at 4:30pm. There will be plenty of delicious, local food available on the day to keep you satisfied as well as a tonne of free activities suited for the entire family. So come on down, bring a picnic rug, feast on some local delights with your best friends and family and make sure to stay until 9pm for the spectacular fireworks display that will cap off this fantastic day!
For more information, visit www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au
Pics in the Park
Free movies under the stars
Local parks open up for some pleasant night time entertainment with Pics in the Park. Leichhardt Council’s annual free outdoor movie program will kick off on Friday 23 January with the Yabun Movie Night, featuring the Australian film Bran Nue Dae. Bring the kids, a blanket and your favourite cheese (no alcohol at these events) to these vibrant community movie nights. The Yabun Movie Night is a collaboration between Koori Radio and Leichhardt Council and a part of the 2015 Yabun Festival. The Yabun Movie Night helps Council to build positive, respectful and meaningful local relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, organisations, communities, professionals and staff, a key part of Council’s Reconciliation Action Plan.
The films are on: Friday 23 January, Bran Nue Dae at Pioneers Memorial Park, Leichhardt, Friday 6 February, Wreck-It Ralph, Mort Bay Park, Balmain, Friday 20 February, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, Pioneers Memorial Park, Leichhardt, and Friday 6 March, Rocking the Foundations, Mort Bay Park, Balmain
For more information go to www.leichhardt.nsw.gov.au/PicsInThePark
Tuesday 27th January
The Laugh Stand
Harold Park Hotel, the original home of Sydney comedy, is happy to announce their first big gala of the year coming this January. The MC of the night is the irreplaceable Julia Wilson, a hilarious woman who has shared her own special brand of filth all over the world. Headlining the act is Peter Meisel, a favourite among comedians and audiences who has shared the stage with the likes of Robin Williams and Arj Barker. Running from 8:00-10:15pm, there will be a solid list of supporting acts as well as two-for-one meals and $5 schooners of Coopers! Tickets are $20 at the door.
For more information, visit www.thelaughstand.tumblr.com
Wed 28th Jan Onwards
Short + Sweet
Short + Sweet Sydney is the largest 10-minute play festival in the world and is now in its 14th year. This time round it showcases over 150 brand new scripts to dazzle and delight you. Every night, apart from Tuesdays until the 1st of March, there will be productions held at the New Theatre and the Factory Theatre showcasing the best Australian and International short plays, including many productions by Inner West locals. You’ll laugh, you’ll cheer and you might even shed a tear, so make sure to check out at least a couple of these nights when you can.
For more information or to make a booking, visit www.shortandsweet.org
Wed 28th Jan-Sat 14th Feb
Understudy Theatre Company, EMU Productions and Epicenter Theatre Company are thrilled to present Beyond Therapy, Christopher Durang’s masterpiece that first hit Broadway in 1981. This farcical comedy tells of two Manhattanites seeking a stable romance with the help (and sometimes hindrance) of their psychiatrists. While this new couple clashes with conflicting personalities and a jealous lover, ultimately this production is a satirical examination of societal norms and the individual’s place within them. Tickets are $33 for adults, $27 for concession.
For more info or to make a booking, visit www.kingstreettheatre.com.au
Monday 2nd February
Health coach and bestselling food writer, Lee Holmes will be visiting Concord Library on Monday, 2nd February to discuss her latest book “Supercharged Food: Eat Clean, Green and Vegetarian”. This reading is a must-see for any fans of sustainable food, or really anyone with an interest in healthy eating. This event is completely free, with light refreshments provided, but places are strictly limited so bookings are essential.
For more info or to make a booking, visit www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au
Friday 6th February
Authors at Ashfield-Crime Fiction
The next upcoming Authors at Ashfield lecture, titled “Murder, Mayhem and Mystery: the Golden Age of Crime”, will be made by David Lewis from 10am-1pm. Exploring some of the greatest classic crime fiction writers, such as Dashiell Hammett and Agatha Christie, this talk will also delve into the rules of mystery fiction writing and the construction of crime. Morning tea will be included with this lecture.
Where: Civic Centre, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield
Saturday 7th February
The Associazione Napoletana was formed in 1972 by a group of migrants from Napoli and the surrounding Campania region of Italy and they have since been incorporated as a cultural, not-for-profit organisation. As a celebration of their rich history and culture, they have organised a Carnevale evening, filled with delicious food and wonderful entertainment. The event, costing $60 per person, will run from 6:30pm-midnight. It is a traditional night, so don’t forget to bring your mask!
To make a booking, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0435 219 449
Sunday 8th February
Pasta Master Class
Freshly made, home-cooked pasta is truly a treat that everyone must try, so why not learn to do it yourself and then you can be treated whenever you like? Salt Meats Cheese’s Sunday Pasta and Ravioli class is a fun and hands on class that leaves you with the skills of a pasta master. Running from 3:30-6:30pm and costing $99 per person, this class will not only leave you a better cook, but invites you to indulge in a delicious dinner and glass of wine. Come on, get cooking.
For more information or to make a booking, visit www.saltmeatscheese.com.au