Alliance Française French Film Festival
27 Feb – 27 March
Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt
The annual Alliance Française French Film Festival is back for its 29th edition! Celebrating French cinema at australia’s biggest foreign film festival, and the biggest outside of France, there will be a selection of 50 films ready to delight audiences, inspire them to dream, laugh or shed a few tears. Kicking off on opening night with ‘C’est La Vie’, a comedy directed by the duo behind the 2011 smash ‘The Intouchables’, the film portrays a wedding threatening to erupt into a nightmare. Other events include a screening of Jealous, with a Q&A with director David Foenkinos and a Normandy crepe from Four Frogs Creperie and drink on arrival for the screening of refreshing comedy, ‘Normandy Nude’.
Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet
Thurs – Sat, Feb 22 – March 3, 7.30pm
The Actors Pulse, 103 Regent Street, Redfern
Talent abounds in this month’s production by the Sydney’s Actors Pulse drama school which is presenting a production of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. The School’s intermediate level students will perform the Pulitzer Prize winning play. The story follows the lives of four Chicago real estate agents who resort to lies and bribery, intimidation and burglary to sell their undesirable real estate. The director, and Actors Pulse principal, Billy MIllionis will flip the gender of many characters to showcase the range of the talented cast and showing how society has progressed since the time Glengarry was written, in which men went to work and women stayed at home.
Out of the Alley
The Shop Gallery, 112 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
A self-taught artist and furniture maker, Pete Ferrow has been making eclectic work for decades. The Out of the Alley artist has been drawing and painting in ink and acrylic since the late 90s, but turned his attention 10 years ago to oils and painting Australian seas and landscapes. The new exhibition by the Inner West local takes Sydneysiders on a nostalgic walk along of the city’s watering holes with a collection of more than 40 artworks. From the Pyrmont Bridge Hotel to a sketch of the Lansdowne Hotel, Ferrow combined community nostalgia with personal curiosity to reach deeper into the history of Australian pubs which have been ingrained into the fabric of life in Sydney. Paying homage to these important destinations of mateship has brought him to this exhibition, open 10am-6pm daily. The opening night party will be held from 6pm on Friday 2nd.
Mini Record Fair at Rozelle Collectors Market
4th March 2018, 9am – 3pm
Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling Street, Rozelle
Back by popular demand, the free event is the return of the first-ever Rozelle record fair last November. There will be thousands of records up for grabs, with a vinyl spinning DJ, amongst plenty of other stalls. From international food to vintage wares and retro clothing, the Rozelle Collectors Market has been running at Rozelle Public School for over 20 years. There will be plenty on offer for vinyl treasure hunters with LPs and music collectibles on offer and interstate dealers in attendance. Pete, a record valuer, will also be there to let you know what your record is worth!
Sydney Rock’n’ Roll & Alternative Market
Sunday February 25, 10.30am
Manning Bar, Sydney University
Part-market, part-music festival, part-meeting place, this spectacular lineup of stalls, dancing lessons and entertainment line-up is sure to have you soaking up the last of the summer sun. With plenty of alternative, vintage, handmade and fashion wares, it will be excitement for the whole family. There will also be a record fair presented by Revolve Records Erskineville and Egg Records Newtown. The entertainment lineup includes bands such as The On and Ones, Spurs for Jesus, A Band Called Twang and Cruisin’ Duces. There will also be Rock’n’ Roll Dancing beginner classes with nothing required but some energy and feet ready to jive.
International Women’s Day
Thursday 8 March, 5.30pm
Petersham Town Hall 107 Crystal Street, Petersham
An annual celebration of women everywhere, the Inner West Council invites local women to join the global celebration. The event is held in collaboration with the Leichhardt Women’s Community Health Centre, and the theme this year is ‘Leave No Woman Bhind’. Showcasing the diversity of women who live and work in the Inner West, there will be speakers telling their stories of how the support of the community helped them to get where they are now.