Bard on the Beach
The world’s most iconic play is now coming to Marrickville’s Greek Theatre. Independent theatre company Bard on the Beach are veterans of Shakespeare, with five years of performing at Balmoral Beach behind them.
Bard specialises in historical renderings of Shakespeare. Their latest adaptation of Hamlet promises to bring refreshing realism to an old classic by emphasising the continuing relevance of the play’s issues, taking its ideological questions and making them immediate.
Runs Tues-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 6:30pm and matinees on 15th-19th at 12:30pm. Ticket prices are by donation, recommended $20.
Where: The Greek Theatre, Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
Ciao has a double pass to see Hamlet at The Greek Theatre to give away. See our Giveaways page for details.
Sydney Royal Easter Show
The Sydney Royal Easter Show is returning in March with its celebration of all things country, and this year promises to be the most spectacular yet.
Headlining the show is The Man From Snowy River, which features over 80 animals. During the day roam the showground and enjoy the rodeo, horse-showing competitions, farmyard animals, more food than you could ever hope to eat and great live entertainment. Every night will feature a performance by legend Troy Casser-Daley and conclude with a spectacular fireworks display synchronised to a live didgeridoo performance.
“We’re ramping up the cute factor with a baby puppy competition, the world’s smallest rodeo bull, and over 800 free-range animals just waiting for a friendly pat,” says spokesman Matt Evans.
Tickets range from $27 for a concession to $99.50 for a family pass. Book your tickets on www.eastershow.com.au.
Ciao has four double passes for the Sydney Royal Easter Show to give away. See our Giveaways page for details.
Sun 6th March
Team Up to Clean Up
The City of Canada Bay is encouraging residents to get into the spirit of Clean Up Australia Day. Once again there will be two official clean-up sites at Rodd Point, where volunteers will be joined by City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas, and at Rhodes, where the Rescue Recovery Team will also be on hand. There will be a free barbecue for volunteers at both sites from 10am-12:30pm. Don’t miss out on a chance to meet your neighbours and clean up your neighbourhood!
Where: Rodd Park, Rodd Point and Rhodes Foreshore Park, Rhodes.
Wed 9th March, 5pm
Twilight Supper in the Park
In celebration of International Women’s Day Leichhardt Council, Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre and the Women In Leadership Leichhardt group have once again brought us a wonderful community event in the form of Twilight Supper in the Park. The festivities include a light dinner with a complimentary glass of sparking, a panel discussion, performances from local schools and Honour Roll presentations, making for an inspiring evening. To RSVP call Tara on 9367 9184 or go to www.intwomensday.eventbrite.com.au.
Where: Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton St, Leichhardt
Sat 12th March, 9am-3pm
St Mark’s Easter Fete
The St Mark’s Primary School Easter Fete will once more descend upon Drummoyne in a flurry of excitement. A local favourite, the fete is always a great day out with the kids. Kid’s Corner is jam-packed with art, cupcake decorating, face paint, play dough and colouring in. For the adults there raffles to be won and stalls to peruse selling vintage fashion, books, games, hampers and so much more. This year the proceeds will be put towards teaching resources and to much needed shade cloths for the playground. There will be a special appearance from the Easter Bunny himself. See you there!
Where: St Mark’s Primary School, 31 Tranmere St, Drummoyne
Sun 13th March, 10am-6pm
Bairro Portugues Food and Wine Fair
The aromas of Mediterranean cuisine will once again pervade the streets of Petersham when the Bairro Portuges Food and Wine Fair returns. A celebration of the thriving Portugese community of Marrickville, the fair has been going for 13 years and expanded to include Brazilian and more broadly Mediterranean fare. Each year is bigger than the last and this year’s array of meats, salsas, wines and cheeses will leave you trembling with longing.
Where: Audley St and Fisher St, Petersham.
Fri 18th March, 7pm
Eat, Taste, Create
On the heels of last year’s success, City of Canada Bay is returning with their sustainable food events Eat Taste Create, a lavish dinner designed to educate residents about reducing food waste. The ‘More Taste, Less Waste’ dinner will be held at Angelo’s On The Bay in Cabarita at 7pm. Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner and polish your sustainability skills.
Booking is essential. Call Angelo’s On The Bay on 9743 2225 or book online at www.angelosonthebay.com.au. Cost is $60 per person. Venue is licensed and BYO (corkage applies).
Where: Angelo’s On The Bay, Prince Edward Park, Phillip St, Cabarita
Sat 19th March
Each year Leichhardt Council brings you SecondHand Saturday, an enormous garage sale held in individual households. The idea is to reduce landfill whilst earning a penny and getting to know the locals. On the 19th March sales will be held Balmain, Balmain East and Birchgrove. Rozelle and Lilyfield will follow suit on April 16th and Leichhardt and Annandale on May 14th.