What’s On

26th January 2.30–9pm

Australia Day at Enmore Park 

Inner West Council will lead the celebrations for this year’s Australia Day in Enmore Park with a stunning line-up of live entertainment including ABC Kids’ new sensation Nay Nay, The Voice contestant Emad Younan and Aussie pop-rock legends 1927. There will be delicious food, like authentic Filipino cuisine, Spanish paella, traditional Indonesian dishes and ginger drinks plus kids activities like the renowned Magic Yellow Bus. Celebrations will be rounded off with the annual fireworks display at 8.45pm.


February 1st – June

Treading Lightly

Treading Lightly is a series of FREE and fun workshops and events that promote sustainable living and include everything from bread baking to worm farming to balcony gardening. It is a collaborative project between Burwood, City of Canada Bay and Inner West Councils and all events are open to residents of these areas. To see a complete list of Treading Lightly events and book yourself a place to a free event or workshop, please go to http://treading-lightly.eventbrite.com.au/.

January 27th – March 2nd

Pics in the Park 

Inner West Council is hosting Pics in the Park, a series of outdoor movie nights for the whole family. The program commences on Saturday 27 January, 9pm with Jasper Jones (2016) at Pioneers Memorial Park,  Leichhardt, then Friday 2 February, 9pm see Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) at The Village Green at Mort Bay Park, McKell Street, Balmain and Friday 16 February, 8:45pm – Beauty and the Beast (2017), Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton Street, Leichhardt.  Every Pics in the Park event is free, with an optional gold coin donation with proceeds going to the Jimmy Little Foundation.

February 10th 9am – 3.30pm

E-Waste Drop off Day

Cintra Park car park, Crane Street, Concord

Residents of the City of Canada Bay can drop off e-waste for specialist recycling at the upcoming FREE E-Waste Drop-Off Recycling Day. Please note, proof of residency will be required. Residents are encouraged to drop off the following: Computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, printers, scanners, faxes, home entertainment devices such as TV’s DVD players and sound systems, mobile phones, household appliances such as irons, kettles, toasters, power tools and vacuum cleaners.

Street Paws festival

Saturday February 17, 11am – 4pm

142 Addison Rd, Marrickville

Celebrating dogs and community, this new festival held in

Marrickville for dogs and their humans. Is a fun free event for dog lovers of all ages with stalls, competitions, entertainment, dog skills demonstrations, expert advice from vets and dog trainers. There will be several pooch parades and competitions including best haircut, best outfit and best mutt. There is also a photo competition where Inner West dog owners submit images of their hound to #spotyourdog to win a 2 hour photo shoot with Alex McGregor (creator of the Inner West dog calendar).

Short+Sweet Festival

From February 1st

The popular 10-minute format in theatre, dance, cabaret and comedy festival has spread across the globe with festivals now as far afield as Hollywood, India, Malaysia, Dubai and NZ.  But the original Sydney theatre festival is now in its 17th year and has a new home in Surry Hills’ Tom Mann Theatre. The first week has 10 short plays nightly including a hilarious one-woman play about on-line dating. Reality Check by Elizabeth is a comic tour-de-force by writer, director, actor and film-maker Annisa  Belonogoff of Marrickville. “Searching for love, with a little too much wine. What could go wrong?”