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From the catwalk to the wine bar, Fashion Weekend Sydney has plenty to offer all you fun-loving trendy people out there…

Fashion Weekend Sydney will be held at the Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th of May. Featuring over 100 designers, including Ginger and Smart, Kahlo and Christopher Esber, offering their collections at as much as 70 per cent off, this is the place for truly unbeatable shopping.

If you feel like indulging in some serious pampering, make sure to check out the Beauty Hub for a great range of hair and make up. Plus tickets can be upgraded to take in the Canon Runway show with looks put together by Margaret Zhang, and if you see anything you love up there, you can shop those looks directly after! For more information visit www.fashionweekend.com.au.

★ To WIN a double pass to the event, valid for either Friday 16th or Sunday 18th May, see our Giveaways page.


 Thu 8th to Sat 24st May
Trainspotting – WIN TIX

One of literature and screen’s most shocking stories, Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, is making its stage debut at the King Street Theatre this month. Don’t miss this adaptation by Harry Gibson featuring an all-Inner West cast. Telling the tale of Mark Renton and his friends in the Edinburgh heroin scene of the 1980s, this story is as well known for its critical praise as its controversy. Argued by some to be a glorification of drug use, nonetheless this remains a truly powerful portrayal of the dark side of life. The play runs Thursday through Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets are $32 (or $27 for concession) and bookings are available at www.blackboxtheatre.org.

★ To WIN a double pass to the show, see our Giveaways page


Saturday 17th May
Round She Goes market

Launched in Sydney last year, Round She Goes is a pop-up market event dedicated to women’s preloved fashion. Featuring 60 different stalls selling quality second-hand clothing, accessories and jewellery from such brands as Alannah Hill, Louis Vitton and Zara, this the perfect event for fashionistas on a shoestring. This event is held at Marrickville Town Hall from 10am-3pm and it has a $2 entry. There will also be coffee and cupcakes available, plus a nail art salon to put cute and clever art right at your fingertips!

For more info, visit www.roundshegoes.com.au.


Thu 8th to Sun 18th May
Broken Stopwatch

Running until Sunday 8th May at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery is the newest exhibition by Rully Zakaria, ‘Broken Stopwatch’. Rully Zakaria has been working in the industry since 2000 as a designer, illustrator and tutor. This latest show of abstract expressionism is an exploration of time and what it means in a modern context

Chrissie Cotter Gallery: Pidcock St, Camperdown.


Sunday 18th May
Million Paws Walk

Pet lovers across the state are coming together again to fight animal cruelty with 21st annual RSPCA Million Paws Walk next month. Held at the Cathy Freeman Park, this event has plenty of great family activities, stalls and entertainment, as well as of course the main walk. All those who raise funds will go into the draw to win a four-night cruise curtesy of NRMA travel and with a goal of $300,000 to care for the 30,000+ animals in their care, any help will be greatly appreciated. So grab your runners, leash and your favourite four-legged friend and come help fight animal cruelty!

For more info or to register, visit www.millionpawswalk.com.au


Wednesday 21st May
Marrickville Book Sale

The popular Marrickville Library book sale returns again this year – this time from 9am to 5pm on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd of May. There will be all manner of books, DVDs and CDs available for purchase at great prices, but you should note that it is cash sales only.

Where: Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville.


Saturday 24th May

Fabric-a-brac is a charitable fabric market hitting Stanmore Public School from 10am to 3pm. If you’re looking for great bargains, funky old fabrics and a great vibe come along! There will be over 40 stalls offering an array of fabrics and craft accessories, and workshops by The Make It Collective. Come and enjoy some live music, delicious bagels from Brooklyn Boy Bagels and pizza made with ingredients from the school’s sustainable garden. All funds raised on the day will go to Good Beginnings (www.goodbeginnings.org.au) so if you’ve got some quality fabric or sewing accessories clogging up your life, and want to give others the chance to use it, then why not take out a stall. Email fabricabracsyd@gmail.com for details.

Stanmore Public School: 100 Cambridge Street, Stanmore.


Saturday 24th May
Blues Harmonica workshop

From the earliest seeds of its beginning in ancient China 3000BC to its development in Germany back in 1857, the humble Harmonica has become increasingly more popular, and if you’d like to jump on the bandwagon and learn to play yourself there’s a workshop being held at The Record Crate, 34 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, from 1.15pm on May 24th. Attendees will receive a complimentary Harmonica Talk gift pack, which includes a harmonica and instructional CD, and will enjoy a class with Capt Bluetongue, an experienced harmonica educator and performer who also happens to be head tutor for The Bluetongue Harmonica School. Call 0432 452 957 or email info@bluetongueharmonica.com.au for more info and bookings.


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