What’s on – 285

Australia Votes 2016

The Harold Park Hotel in Glebe is once again hosting a night of comedy, with the team behind Australia Votes 2013, The Year of Abbott and The Book of Kevin, back with Australia Votes 2016, just in time for you know what! Australia Votes 2016 is an irreverent foray into all the absurdity of Australia’s political landscape, with a few cameos from the US elections too!

Audiences can expect appearances from some of our most notable pollies, as hosts Timothy Hugh Govers and Sallie Don dissect all the most unedifying moments of the 44th Parliament of Australia.

There will be four performances, with opening night taking place on Friday 24th June, and subsequent shows on Sunday 26th June, Friday 1st July and Friday 8th July. Like voting, attendance is compulsory!

Tickets are $18 for adults, with concession prices available.

Ciao has two double passes to giveaway for the Friday, July 1st show of Australia Votes 2016! See our Giveaways page for details.

For further information and bookings visit www.gottazip.com.

Inner West Local Business Awards Night

One of the most anticipated and important events for our local business community is right around the corner. On June 29th, hundreds of local business finalists will be waiting patiently to see if they will be walking away with one of the sought-after Inner West Business Awards. It’s not all about the trophies, however, the evening held at Burwood RSL is a great opportunity for local business owners, staff and sponsors to meet each other, network and celebrate the achievement of becoming a finalist. With great food and entertainment, the night seeks to not only award the hard work and dedication of our local businesses, but to celebrate the individuals who make the Inner West such a wonderful place to live. May the best of the Inner West take out the coveted awards on the night!

For further information on the finalists check out the business profiles in this issue of Ciao.

Sat 18 June – Sun 24 July
How We See Country

Curated by esteemed Australian artist and community activist, Bronwyn Bancroft, you know from the get-go the ‘How We See Country’ exhibition by Bundjalung Indigenous artists is going to be good. Featuring a host of talented artists, including two solo shows by Kim Healey and Nicole Renee Phillips, it is the perfect opportunity to drop in and see some beautiful art in a
beautiful setting.

Where: Boomalli Aboriginal Art Gallery, 55-59 Flood St, Leichhardt

Mon 24 June, 6.30pm
Author Talk at Concord Library

Paratrooper, policeman, counter-terrorism expert and… author? Come meet Chris Allen, the man who can do it all, when he discusses his novel Hunter. This book is the latest title in his series Intrepid, which focuses on the Intelligence, Recovery, Protection and Infiltration Division of Interpol. Something Chris sure knows a lot about. The event is free and light refreshments are provided.

Bookings essential, visit www.canadabay.nsw.gov.au.

Where: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle St, Concord

Tues 28 June, 7pm 
Loose Leaf Literature at Mr Falcon’s

Do you like music, stories, comedy, poetry or live art? Did you answer “yes” to all of the above? Well this is the event for you, my friend. Featuring all manners of creative expression, there is something for everyone and anyone who has an interest in the arts. Hosted upstairs at the cosy Mr Falcon’s, grab a wine, sink into a lounge chair and be wowed by some of Sydney’s best performers. All of this for a measly five-dollar entry fee!

Where: Mr Falcon’s, 92 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe

Saturdays throughout July
Vintage Month at Rozelle Markets

In celebration of their love of all things retro (a love shared by us here at Ciao), Rozelle Collectors Market will be hosting a Vintage Month throughout July. On top of the pre-loved collectables, clothing, antiques and art-works the market is already famous for, each Saturday in July will see a vintage-themed event take over the stage. First up is the Rozelle Roadshow, to be held on July 2nd, inviting visitors to have their gems valued by antiques expert Ken Buxton! Or perhaps the Vinyl Record Spin on July 9th is more up your ally?

For the full program of events check out rozellecollectorsmarket.com.au.

Where: Rozelle Collectors Market, Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling Street, Rozelle

Mon 4 – Sun 10 July
Comic Con-Versation

Starting in 2014 as a one-evening comic convention at Ashfield Library, Comic Con-Versation has quickly grown to span a whole week and include 14 libraries throughout Sydney. For those with an interest in comics, the festival includes many free events including both practical and informative sessions. And don’t worry about getting there; events are held all across the Inner West at Ashfield, Concord, Leichhardt and Marrickville libraries.

For the full program or more information visit www.facebook.com/comicconversation2016, alternatively contact the libraries directly for booking information.

Where: Libraries across the Inner West and Sydney

Sat 9 July, 12pm-6pm
Argentine Festival 2016

Bring the whole family down to celebrate Argentina’s Independence Day at Concord Bowlo, with plenty of activities to keep both parents and children happy. There will be delicious food, catered by Parrilla Argenchino Catering, live bands and a tango show. The kids can run amok with a jumping castle and face painting. If you need more convincing, there are rumours of a ten-metre-long BBQ.

Where: Concord Bowling Club, 1 Clermont Avenue, Concord