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That Classic Sunset

 As part of the ever-popular Sunset Series put on by Leichhardt Council, Classics at Callan Park will be returning again after its incredible run in 2013.

This biannual production will be held in the picturesque grounds of The Sydney College of the Arts, overlooking the Parramatta River, on Sunday 29th March. The classical concert will kick off at 4pm with a performance from the Tonic String Quartet, directed by violinist Dan Russell. (While he’s not playing with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra or travelling with the Kammer Philharmonie Köln) The main event of the evening, a magnificent combined performance by the Metropolitan Orchestra Chamber Players and Pacific Opera, will begin at 5pm, first with a series of popular chamber pieces before being joined by the Young Artists of Pacific Opera for an unmissable collaboration. This performance will finish around 7pm and will coincide with the setting of the sun, making for a glorious finale.

For more information, visit www.sunsetseries.com.au



The Royals are back in town 

It is that wonderful time of the year again where the nation’s premier Easter celebration returns. It seems to get bigger and better every year; why would 2015 be any different?

Running from the 26th March to 8th April, the Royal Easter Show will bring the best of the country to the heart of the city, celebrating excellence in Australian agriculture and showcasing the heroes and characters that bring this iconic event to life.

Whilst at the show, make sure to peak your head into the District Exhibit; a collection of creative and colourful tapestries made from the country’s best produce. These displays will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC Gallipoli landing and there will be plenty of fresh produce available for purchase.

If you want something a little more active, why not come watch woodchips fly at the ‘Wimbledon of Woodchopping’ or catch the highflying stunts of the Human Cannonball Lady? Whatever your taste, there is something great for you at the Royal Easter Show!

We have two FREE double passes and family passes to give away. To go into the running see our Giveaways page and tell us in 25 words or less what you are most excited to see at the Show.



Saturday 14th March
The Big Ride 4 Parkinson’s 

On Saturday 14th March 2015, hundreds of bikers will set out from Sydney for the 360 km Big Ride to Parkes in the effort to raise funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease. The riders will comprise of motorbike enthusiasts; from weekend warriors to corporate cowboys, from members of Ulysses to Long Riders and anyone who just loves those weekend rides to nowhere. They will be on Harleys, Victorys, Triumphs, Hondas, Kawasakis, Yamahas and Beamers but they will all have one destination in sight – Parkes for Parkinson’s. If you have a bike, why not join in and help make a difference?

For more information, visit www.thebigride4parkinsons.gofundraise.com.au

Tues 17th Mar-Sun 22nd Mar
Short + Sweet Bollywood

Known worldwide for its famous form of 10-minute theatre, Short + Sweet is now proud to introduce their new star of the Sydney theatre scene: Bollywood! While Short + Sweet has stepped into the Indian performing art scene before, this will be the first time they’ve featured the Bollywood genre in their program. Performers will be coming from all across Sydney to take on this new theatrical challenge. Tickets start at $28.

For more info, visit www.shortandsweet.org/bollywood. To make a booking, visit www.factorytheatre.com.au

Wed 18th Mar-Sat 21st Mar
Walking With Dinosaurs 

Are you excited for Jurassic World? Pfft, why wait for that when you can experience the thrill of gigantic reptiles from the past in the flesh? Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular, based on the BBC television series, is returning to Australian shores this March with an updated and incomparable showcase. Depicting the evolution of dinosaurs with almost cinematic realism, this production will show the interaction of different species, show how carnivores evolved to walk on two legs and will feature 20 life-sized and incredibly detailed dinosaurs! For all you herpetologists, this is an unmissable event.

For more info or to book your tickets, visit www.dinosaurlive.com 

Saturday 21st March
The Bohemian Bazaar

On the third Saturday of every month the Addison Road Community Centre becomes the great Bohemian Bazaar with a delicious blend of music, art, food, workshops and amazing live performances. Whether you’re there for a bite, to pick up that perfect painting for your hallway, or just to soak up the atmosphere, the Bohemian Bazaar truly has so much to offer and, with an entry fee of just $5, you have no reason to miss it!

For more information, visit www.arcco.org.au

Tuesday 24th March
How I Lost Half My Body Weight

There is no such thing as the perfect body, but if you want to make positive change to your own physique and maintain that change, then Silvestro Musumeci’s seminar is a great place to start. Twelve years ago he weighed 150kg; he has weighed under 80kg since then and you too can achieve this, all without surgery or diet shakes. Tickets are $47 per person.

Where: Club Five Dock RSL, 66 Great North Road

Wednesday 25th March
Opera at the Pub

Have you ever sat down at your local with a beer in your hand and some awesome pub grub in front of you and thought something’s missing? You may not have known at the time but what you were missing was a good, fully costumed opera performance. Come on down to the Roxbury Hotel in Glebe from 7:30pm and watch a complete performance of Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro”, completed in just 45 minutes, as well as a variety of famous arias and guest ensembles. Tickets are $35 per person.

For more info or to make a booking, visit www.operabites.com.au

Saturday 28th March
Water Sensitive Urban Design

Organised by Marrickville Council, this is the first class of a three-part workshop designed to help you make your home as water efficient and clean as possible. Part one will introduce you to the basics of water sensitive design and explain how you can better manage your water cycle. You will learn about harvesting and storing rainwater on your property and elements you can incorporate into your home and garden to ensure that water leaving your property is clean and healthy. The following two classes will take place on May 2nd and 30th respectively.

 To make a booking, call 9335 2222