Garage Sale Trail
A national celebration of all things sustainable, affordable and community, the annual Garage Sale Trail is back on the agenda and bigger than ever, with over 10,000 garage sales planned and sellers ready to haggle. Taking place on October 22nd, all over the country, local councils will facilitate the event, with our local area supported by the Inner West and City of Canada Bay Councils. Thanks to the generous, friendly and environmentally-minded nature of our community, you can bet that there are plenty of participants just outside your front door waiting for you to snatch a bargain. To get involved all you have to do is hop on the website, type in your location, and watch the garage sales pop up on a map all around you. After that, simply plan your route and get shopping. Hosts are encouraged to jazz up their sales with entertainment or baked goods, as if you needed another incentive to get involved!
To host a sale or find ones near you visit www.garagesaletrail.com.au.
The Delphi Bank Greek Film Festival
Another week, another film festival. Just one perk of living in Sydney’s self-proclaimed cultural capital. This time it’s all about Greece, with the Greek Film Festival back in Sydney for the 23rd time! Hosted by Palace Theatres, Norton Street, the program includes 17 feature films and 16 shorts, with everything from high grossing love stories (Worlds Apart), arthouse hits (The Lobster) and thrillers (Blind Sun) to a locally produced documentary on marijuana (A Life of its Own: The Truth about Medical Marijuana). Running alongside the main line-up is a Student Film Festival, with filmmakers encouraged to use Greek language in their creations. The core festival runs from the 12- 21 October, with the student projects shown on the 23 October. With a bill offering Greek perspectives from around the world, you wouldn’t want to miss it.
For the full program or to book tickets visit www.greekfilmfestival.com.au.
14 – 29 Oct
Yellow Peril at Artereal Gallery
The exhibition by Eugenia Lim takes a look at the relationship between immigration, mining and the Australian identity. Incorporating both video and physical instillations, which include large-scale prints of Lim’s family on gold foil, the exhibition attempts to explore the issue through a number of forms, ensuring that the viewer is always engaged. This is a great chance to catch the internationally acclaimed artist’s work (seriously, she has been exhibited at the Tate Modern) on show in our humble Inner West.
For further information, visit www.artereal.com.au.
Where: Artereal Gallery, 747 Darling St, Rozelle
17 Oct – 14 Nov
Art By Night
Red Door Arts is an accessible arts program, aiming to provide artistic opportunities for Inner West residents living with disabilities. One of their latest ventures, Art by Night, offers evening classes in visual art, music and drama for people of all ages with an intellectual disability, whether they want to socialise, learn new skills or simply have a creative outlet. All skill levels, from complete beginner to Picasso, are eagerly welcome.
To enrol contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Prices are based on an 8-week term.
Where: Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre Inc, 665A Darling St, Rozelle
21 Oct, 11am
Mimmo Cuticchio & the Teatro dei Pupi Siciliani
For the first time ever, Mimmo Cuticchio is bringing his Teatro dei Pupi Siciliani (Sicilian Puppet Theatre) to Australia in an attempt to share the traditional art form with younger generations. Come along to see the duel between Orlando and Rinaldo to conquer Angelica’s heart, taken from The History of the Paladins of France, by Giusto Lo Dico. This isn’t just your average performance, as the entire story is performed in Italian.
Entry is free. For further information visit www.iicsydney.esteri.it.
Where: Leichhardt Public School, Marion St, Leichhardt
21 Oct, 8pm
Laugh Against Lyme with Steve Hughes
Laughing makes you feel good but laughing when you know you’re helping charity feels even better. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Karl McManus Foundation, which works to fight Lyme Disease. In order to get as many people as possible through the door, The Laugh Stand have brought on internationally renowned comedian Steve Hughes to headline the night, with six other hilarious acts to warm you up. All these comedians reckon it’s time to beat Lyme and we agree.
Tickets $25 at the door.
Where: Harold Park Hotel, 70A Ross St, Glebe
22 Oct, 10am-3pm
Eveleigh Heritage Festival
Everyone is a history nerd at heart, right? Maybe it’s just us. While not strictly Inner West, we couldn’t bear to ignore a free event that celebrates our fascinating and diverse local history. Featuring heritage walking tours, talks and local historian meet and greets, the event aims to celebrate the unique history of what once was some of the largest railway workshops in the Southern Hemisphere. The kids won’t miss out either, with train rides,
a jumping castle and crafts taking place on the day.
Where: Australian Technology Park, 2 Locomotive St, Eveleigh
23 Oct, 10am – 5pm
One of the Inner West’s most vibrant festivals, Marrickville Festival brings together people, cultures, and creative communities with a feast of international cuisine, live music and entertainment.
With over 120 stalls displaying local produce, handmade artisan works, gifts and community groups, as well as a huge dance program and music competition, this is the perfect day out for families, friends and curious locals alike. Marrickville Festival is held along Marrickville and Illawarra Roads, why not ride your bike there and make a day of it.
To read the festival program go to: www.marrickville.nsw.gov.au/marrickvillefestival/