Down an Alley Filled With Cats
25 April – 13 May
A thrilling two-hander by the Throwing Shade Theatre Company is headed to the Sydney stage. Timothy Timmony is the elderly, cultured proprietor of a book shop, while Simon Matthews comes to the shop in pursuit of a particular volume. Just as Simon discovers that the book has been sold to his archenemy, the landlord locks them both in the building for the night. This cat-and-mouse is sure to raise the fur on the back of your neck.
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King Street Theatre, Newtown
Welcome to Glebe!
5 – 17 May
For seven years, Tom Psomotragos and Eulalie Moore have been capturing the images of people in their Glebe community. Their photographic art exhibition will be on display in May to celebrate the area’s melting pot. “I have finally found a place, a place to call home, a suburb, a village, a community called Glebe,” says Tom. Over the years, Eulalie and Tom have taken a deeper and more intimate look at the social fabric of the unique community as it comes under mounting pressure through gentrification and changes to social housing. After documenting these people and their intimate spaces, the photographers invite you to share in their places and portraits.
The Shop Gallery, 112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Theatresports National Championships
Sunday 7 May, 6pm
Australia’s longest-running improvisation show is back in town for the Sydney Comedy Festival. Think you can handle some whip-smart, no-holds-barred improv comedy? Sydney’s Cranston Cup champions will be taking on the best teams from Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra. It’ll be like Whose Line is it Anyway? on adrenaline, with the country’s fastest-thinking comedians battling it out for the championship crown. Panicked and making it all up as they go, these teams will compete in quick-fire sketches. Don’t miss the State of Origin of the improv comedy world.
Enmore Theatre, Newtown
Taking a Ride
7 May, 7pm; 12 May, 10pm
Ready for some funky beats? Funk Engine’s got you covered with the album launch of their latest offering, ‘Taking a Ride’. The four-piece band, including two locals (Holly Conner of Campsie and Felix Lalanne of Redfern), will funk it up big time at The Townie in Newtown along with Dr Kong & the Stem Cells and Pezcobar. After meeting at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the Jazz Workshop, Funk Engine formed in 2013 to spread the groove. If you enjoy groove-based music, jazz fusion and reggae, this one’s for you.
The Townie, Newtown
The Tipping Point
Wednesday 24 May, 6.30-9pm
Ever wondered what it would be like to quit your job and travel around the planet for 24 months? Join Liz Courtney for a screening of an episode of her series ‘The Tipping Points of The Climate System – Permafrost of the High Arctic’. Liz lived in The Amazon Jungle, camped on the Greenland Icesheet and rafted down the Ganges in India. She dogsled in the North Pole and sailed across the Drake Passage to Antarctica. A passionate author and film director, hear her speak at Five Dock Library about climate change and sustainable solutions.
The Bay Room, Five Dock Library, Five Dock
Other Worlds Zine Fair
Sunday 28 May, 12-5pm
Keen to get your hands on some creative art and designs? Head down to the Other Worlds Zine Fair for some ah-may-zing zines, comics and art projects. Celebrating alternative culture, the fair is committed to contributions from a diverse mixture of people and ideas. The event was born out of the 2014 Biennale boycotts of Transfield (the service providers for Australia’s offshore immigration detention centres) and has been run annually ever since. This one is not to be missed by all those who appreciate the aesthetically-pleasing.
Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville