What’s On – 281

A Man Walks Into A Bar

David Greary’s internationally acclaimed play A Man Walks Into A Bar will premiere in Sydney this April. An absurdist comedy that will strike a chord with anyone who has ever been in a bar, the show features “Man” and “Woman,” as they come to grips with their broken relationship whilst battling it out onstage in an ‘open mic’ style.

While evidently hilarious, the comedy is a veneer which softens the gravity of the show, as the ‘truth’ behind its stories shifts and the identity of the narrator is uncertain. Featuring an all-Australian cast of emerging actors, musicians and designers, this show is not to be missed!

Tickets range from $20-$30, book on the production’s page: www.trybooking.com.
Starts 7:30pm Wed-Sat with 3:30pm matinees on weekends.
Blood Moon Theatre, World Bar, Kings Cross. Thu 21st Apr – Sat 7th May, 7:30pm

Ciao is giving away a double pass to see this electrifying show. Check out our Giveaways page for details.



whats-on-amnesty-Birthing-KitsAmnesty Birthing Kit Packing Day

Amnesty International’s NSW Women’s Network are offering you the chance to help save a mother’s life in this special Mother’s Day event. One woman dies from pregnancy and birth complications every 90 seconds. Most of these deaths arise from easily preventable infections.

The NSW Women’s Network is tackling this loss of life by providing expectant mothers with birthing kits and training to use them.

This free event will be held the day before Mother’s Day, Saturday May 2nd, 2-5pm. The Women’s Network is inviting volunteers from the community to help put together 600 birthing kits for mothers in need. The astounding success of last year’s efforts resulted in 200 kits sent to Think Humanity in Uganda and 400 to Apostle Padi Traditional Birth Centre in Ghana.

If you would like to join or make a donation, visit the Eventbrite page ‘Amnesty Women’s Network Birthing Kit Packing Day’ to book your place

Where: Amnesty NSW Action Centre, Lvl 1, 79 Myrtle St, Chippendale


Fri April 29th – Fri May 22nd
Head On Photo Festival

A photography festival that encourages exploration of the self, society and  the space around one’s self. Featuring several exhibitions across many venues be sure to catch; 107 Projects “I would buy…” exhibition, Wed May 21st  – Sun Jun 8th; Soho Gallery “Notes from the Mississippi Delta Exhibition”; Sat May 7th – Thur June 2nd Leichhardt Library and ACA; Mon 2nd May – Mon 30th May Stanley St Gallery; “Mountains of Uncertainty”, Wed 27th April – Sat 14th May.

Visit www.headon.com.au for more shows and information.


Fri 6th May, 7pm
The 2nd Annual CaraCare Gala Ball

Get in your fancy pants and head to this local event at Le Montage in Lilyfield for a night of glitz and glamour. The CaraCare Gala Ball will not only be a night of fun, but it is also fundraising for a good cause. CaraCare has dedicated their psychological services to help children who have been abused. On the night you can expect champers on arrival, incredible entertainment and many outstanding prizes to be won. The dress code is Black Tie. Get in fast as there is only a limited number of tickets available.

Tickets are $160 with corporate table discounts available, to find out more visit www.caracare.org.au/events/


Sat 7th May, 9.30pm
Matt Okine

Comedian and Triple J presenter Matt Okine is back at the Enmore Theatre as a part of the annual Sydney Comedy Festival 2016. Okine has a brilliant anecdote-telling ability, which gains a laugh after every executed joke. He tells it like it is and has no problem sharing his most personally mortifying experiences for the audience’s enjoyment. Okine picked up the 2015 Aria Award for best comedy release as well as the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival Director’s Choice Award. This show is a must-see.

Tickets are $35 + bf, visit www.enmoretheatre.com.au/events/2016/05/07/matt-okine to book online


Sat 7th May, 1:30pm
Talk on Laurence Halloran

Jan Worthington, a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists, will be giving a talk on Laurence Halloran. Arriving in 1819, Halloran was the first Headmaster of Sydney Grammar School. He was also a sailor, polygamist, poet, imposter, preacher, murderer and convicted forger, fathering 22 children by several wives and mistresses. After the talk, stay back to enjoy drinks, nibbles, and the chance to chat with Worthington herself. Join the City of Canada Bay Heritage Society for this wonderful free talk on an extraordinary man in a bygone world.

Where: City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent St, Concord


Close Wed 11th May
2016 Inner West Local Business Awards

The 2016 Inner West Local Business Awards are accepting nominations until Wed May 11th. Businesses will be judged on their provision of outstanding customer service, appearance and maintenance of facilities and staff, value for money and merchandisation and presentation of products or services. The support for local businesses has been overwhelming, with thousands of entries received thus far! Get in quick and nominate your favourite local haunt – everyone who submits a nomination goes into the draw to win a Nikon Digital SLR camera!


Sat 24th May
Making Fun, Healthy Food

The latest of City of Canada Bay’s foodie workshops has arrived. Nutrition Australia will be demonstrating the creation of their most wholesome meals in a new event catered especially to Chiswick residents. It is part of the Council’s larger initiative focussing on community engagement in response to the area’s changing demographics. Visit the Chiswick Eventbrite website or call 9911 6524 to secure your place!

Where: Cnr Blackwall Pt Rd and Parkview Rd, Chiswick