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Earth Hour Sustainable Fashion Parade

Leichhardt Council, Ciao Magazine and the NSW EPA are teaming up for a killer event on Saturday March 19th all about treading lightly and confidently when it comes to stepping out in sustainable fashion. The afternoon will explore the ins and outs of textile waste avoidance, repair, buying secondhand and upcycling, demonstrating the gorgeous outfits that can be put together out of sustainable clothes and accessories available in Leichhardt.

Come dressed in your favourite vintage or sustainable outfit and treat yourself to a glass of bubbly and delectable nibblies. The fashion parade is free but RSVP is a must. Prizes will be given for Best Dressed Reuse Style Icon. You can also enter the Reuse Style Icon comp online by posting a selfie and hashtagging #ReuseStyleIcon.

4.00-6.30pm The Hannaford Centre 608 Darling Street, Rozelle

RSVP: www.eventbrite.com.au/o/treading-lightly-3872044903


Sydney Royal Easter Show

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is back, and getting underway. Don’t miss out on what is shaping up to be Sydney’s most spectacular show yet! Some highlights include the ever-popular dog show. This year’s Purina Royal Dog show will bring together thousands of canines, from the primped and pampered to the most agile and persevering of dogs. If that wasn’t cute enough this year will also include a baby puppy competition.

Night-time entertainment will include a fully-fledged rodeo, with the country’s best bull riders, steer wrestlers and bareback riders giving it their all. Concluding the show each night will be an enthralling rendition of The Man from Snowy River, a performance by legendary Troy Casser-Daley and a fireworks display synchronised with a live didgeridoo performance.

Tickets range from $27 to $99.50 for a family pass. Book your tickets at www.eastershow.com.au

Ciao is giving away four double passes to the show. See our Giveaways page for details.


Saturday March 19, 11am – 3pm
Easter in Marrickville

Celebrate Easter in the community with a family fun day organised by Marrickville Chamber of Commerce in Alex Travallion Square. Activities during the day include free face painting and free access to a super cute petting zoo. Another fluffy animal, the Easter Bunny, will be bouncing into the square to take part in the festivities.


Friday March 18 – Sunday March 20
Cockatoo Island Artists Talks

Jump into Sydney’s 20th Biennale with an opening weekend of talks by the artists behind the show’s most impressive works. The talks will take place in an informal manner, lasting for 20 minutes in the vicinity of their artworks. The lineup includes Alexis Teplin, Emma McNally, Germaine Kruip, Lee Bul, Agatha Gothe-Snape and Chiharu Shiota.

The talks are free, the timetable and full program can be found at www.biennaleofsydney.com.au


Friday March 18 – Monday March 25
Bookbinding at the Rizzeria

The Rizzeria is a collectively owned stencil press located at 143 Norton Street, Leichhardt, which has attracted a dedicated group of artists, designers and publishers. During March the Rizzeria will be running a series of beginners bookbinding workshops. The Japanese bookbinding course will be taught by visual artist and book designer Noelia Araya Matus. At the end of the day you get to take your handmade notebook home with you!

$22, go to www.rizzeria.com to book your place.


Saturday March 19, 2-3.30pm
Dads and Babies

If you’re a dad who wants to gain some more confidence in looking after your baby, then this is the perfect one-off event. Hosted by Drummoyne Community Centre on Bray Street, the ‘Dads and Babies’ workshop focusses on caring for babies who do not yet walk, providing guidance in skills such as settling your baby, infant massage and yoga and how to support your partner. The workshop is $20 however fee is negotiable for those experiencing hardship.

Bookings are essential: call 9719 8102 or email dccinc@ozemail.com.au


Saturday March 19, 2pm
Junkyard Festival

The Botany Bay Hotel in Newtown is hosting this semi-frequent bucket of up and coming musical talent. The more groovy amongst us will be aware of the dreamy electric beats of headliners Polographia and the garage grunt of Sydney legends, Zeahorse. Junkyard Festival is a free entry event and features a program of aural delights to take you from afternoon to night.

For more info go to: facebook.com/junkyardfest/


Tuesday March 29, 5.30-7:00pm
Meet the Mayors

Get the lowdown on council amalgamations in the Inner West, with this public panel meeting of local mayors. This event will bring together Mayors Lucille McKenna (Ashfield), John Faker (Burwood), Brian Robson (Canterbury) and Sang Ok (Strathfield) to answer your questions about amalgamations. Jodie McKay, MP for Strathfield, will also be attending. The event is free, but registration is essential.

Go to: eventbrite.com.au/e/meet-the-mayors-event-tickets-22636640802
Club Croydon Park 55 Seymour Street, Croydon Park


Saturday April 9, 7pm
In the Ides of Now

Catch the last of this exhibition at the new Skyfire Gallery on Norton Street. The Ides of Now exhibition features four artists of contrasting styles: two who reflect on lived experience with radical aesthetics and colours and two who experiment with forms that edge us into timelessness, transcendence and the ethereal. The exhibition can be viewed up until April 9th and there will be a closing event for the Ides of Now held at 7pm. The gallery is open  Tues-Fri 1pm to 6:30pm and noon to 7pm on weekends.

Shop 10, 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt. For more information go to skyfireart.com