What's On – 231

Entertainment fit for a king

Prepare your senses for some Royal Easter Show entertainment, fun and games! It’s set to be the biggest year yet…

The show will be on from April 10th to 23rd this year and will feature loads of brand new entertainment including Dinosaur Adventures – an interactive walk-through exhibition featuring life-sized animated creatures with reptilian skin that roar, breathe, stomp and truly come to life. Also making its debut this year is Goin’ Ape – Gorillas in your Midst. Performed all around the world, showgoers will find it hard to not to be impressed by these four naturalistic mountain gorilla performers and their intrepid explorer friend.

But what is really fantastic is the new evening entertainment at the Main Arena. Keep your eyes and ears open for the spectacular 12-minute fireworks finale that will close off the night!

★ To WIN a double pass to this year’s show, see our Giveaways page for details.



whats-on-jungle-bookWolf of King St

Have you spotted the man cub in Newtown? Keep an eye out for the boy brought up by wolves. Rumour has it he’s heading to the King Street Theatre…

Based on the classic tale of Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera and their arch nemesis Shere Khan, Jungle Book: The Musical is coming to the theatre these school holidays and has been adapted to a rocking contemporary soundtrack, bringing together a cast of newcomers and experienced performers alike.

Can Mowgli survive the jungle? Come along and find out as he fights off taunts from Shere Khan, the Bengal tiger who wants him out, while trying to escape the hynoptic powers of Kaa, the python, with the help of some unlikely friends.

Don’t miss this rejigged production of Jungle Book, suitable for children aged 4+, showing from April 12th to 26th. Tickets are $20-$25, or grab a family pass for $70 (2 adults, 2 kids).  For more information and tickets visit www.kingstreettheatre.com.au.

★ To WIN a double pass to a Saturday show of The Jungle Book, see our Giveaways page for details.



 Until Wednesday 7th May
Local Business Awards

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Inner West Local Business Awards so there’s never been a better time to nominate an outstanding business! The initial stages of the program are based on customer nominations of their favourite local businesses through voting coupons distributed in store and found here in Ciao. Customers are also able to nominate registered businesses at www.thebusinessawards.com with nominations open from April 14th to May 7th. Local businesses are encouraged to register now to receive a launch pack and take advantage of online voting. Once finalists have been confirmed, the judging process begins and winners will be announced at the Presentation Evening on Wednesday 25th June.

For more information visit www.thebusinessawards.com.


Sunday 13th April
Annandale Neighbourhood Centre Open Day

Get over to the Annandale Neighbourhood Centre’s Open Day this weekend from 10am to 2pm and enjoy exhibitions and fun children’s activities, as part of the Annandale Heritage Festival. There will be the Heritage Poster exhibition on display and talks, as well as a reptile zoo, Kindifarm, face painting and magician to keep kids entertained, plus a balloonist and roving guitar troubadour! Look out for the Cumberland Society Miniature War Games Display and an art exhibition.

Where: 79 Johnston St, Annandale.


From Tuesday 15th April
School’s out!

School’s out and it’s playtime with the Bayside Kids school holiday program open for bookings! Kicking off from April 15th to 24th children aged five to 14 years are invited to join in the fun at a variety of activities including rugby clinics, laser tag, hockey clinic, AFL and soccer clinics, dance classes, golf lessons, gymnastics and more. Prices vary from $25 to $50, depending on what activity you’d like to sign up for and bookings are essential as numbers are limited. Bookings close 24 hours before the event.

Visit www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au for the full program and bookings. 


From Monday 21st April
Q2 Dance workshops

Q2 Dance have their Term 1 Holiday Dance Workshops coming up this April with something on offer for beginners and advanced dancers alike, aged 6 to 17 years old. From April 21st to 25th, dancers can take part in all kinds of dance classes from jazz to hip hop, ballet and contemporary, as well as drama and singing lessons. Workshops cost $200 for the whole week, 9.30am-3pm. There will also be a performance for family and friends at the end of the week. For more information and bookings call 0403 961 871, or visit www.q2dance.com.

Where: 1/105-107 Parramatta Rd, Camperdown. 


Saturday 26th April
Sydney Comedy Festival

Sydney’s 2014 Comedy Festival is set to kick off with an annual highlight: Theatresports’ State of Origin National Championships! Every year the hottest teams of improv comedians from all over Australia come to battle it out for the National Championship crown, taking part in improvised scenes, poems, stories and songs – with audience suggestions – and celebrity judges. Last year NSW reigned supreme, but can they defend their crown? It’s State (or is that Stage?) of Origin, comedy-style! Kicking off at 6pm at the Enmore Theatre, tickets are from $28 to $65. Family passes available.

For more information and bookings visit www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au.


Tuesday 29th April
Wellness Woman networking event

This event is a women in business panel discussion, workshop and networking event with a fabulous wholefoods breakfast included – all aimed at educating and motivating women in the wellness industry. The workshop will be lead by Brook McCarthy of Yoga Reach and will be busting some myths about success, happiness and how to build a healthy and sustainable business. Panelists will include fab local business women such as Kim Harris of Inner West Holistic Health, Bryony Lancaster, co-director of Egg of the Universe, and Karen Ward, co-founder of Honest to Goodness. Running from 7am to 10.30am at the NSW Writer Centres, Gary Own House, Callan Park (Balmain Rd, Rozelle), tickets are $85.

For more info and bookings email angie@angieglutenfree.com. 


Weds 30th April & Fri 2nd May
Comedy Fest at Marrickville

After playing to packed houses during last year’s Fringe Festival, Leichhardt comedian Seaton Kay-Smith is returning to Marrickville’s Factory Theatre for the 10th Sydney Comedy Festival with his show ‘Waiting for the Next Apocalypse’ on April 30th and May 2nd  at 9.30pm. Seaton’s debut solo comedy show is a heady mix of one-liners, music, sketch and visual comedy with a generous dose of the absurd. Showing at The Container, Factory Theatre, Marrickville, there are two shows only so book now to avoid missing out! Tickets are $15.50 +bf (suitable for ages 15+).

More info and bookings at www.sydneycomedyfest.com.au.

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