Listen up country music lovers! Son of Australian music royalty Slim Dusty and brother of six-time Golden Guitar winner Anne Kirkpatrick, David Kirkpatrick, will be launching his new band this Saturday at the Pratten Park Bowling Club in Ashfield. Despite his famous family, David shied away from the spotlight, focusing on his busy career as an emergency specialist doctor.
Now he's ready to step out onto the stage as a musician in his own right with his new alt-country band Two Tone Pony which plays original material telling stories of Australia. The band have just finished recording their first album and will launch it onto the Sydney music scene with a free show at this Saturday, from 7pm to 10pm (doors will open at 5pm). Visit the Pratten Park Bowling Club's website to register as space will be limited at the venue.
Meet local artists in their private home studios and take a sneak peek into their creative practices. This is a 3.5 hour tour on a vintage bus that takes in three artist studios from Lewisham to Birchgrove. Be prepared to engage in a short creative workshop with one of the artists and add your hand to a community artwork at another. The meeting point for this free tour, which will run from 1pm to 4.30pm on Saturday, will be shared on booking - book online through the Inner West Council's website or email email@example.com.
A "subversive" new play at the Flight Path Theatre in Marrickville is turning on its head the idea that "happily ever after" is only for two people. Written and directed by Lucy Matthews, Ugly Love tells the story of Jess and Sam who have been together for nine years and while they still love each other, the couple have fallen into a rut. That's when they meet Lola - who is queer, funny and utterly unapologetic and draws them into the world of polyamory. The show is on every night from 7pm with this Saturday being the final performance. Tickets cost $25 and can be bought on the Flight Path Theatre's website.
With grocery costs increasing, learning the art of preservation and fermentation can help you get the most out of your fresh produce and reduce waste. Working with only basic kitchen tools, the stove and fridge, this workshop at Pocket City Farms in Camperdown will teach you a few simple preserving and fermenting techniques that will save you dollars, and add colour, flavour and nutrition to your meals. The workshop will run on Saturday from 10am to 12pm and costs $110, buy tickets via the Pocket City Farms website.
In this free workshop presented by the Inner West Council at the Marrickville West Community Garden this Saturday, you'll learn everything you need to know to get started with composting and work farming in your home. You'll learn the differences between the two to decide which will work best for your household and how to set up and maintain your chosen system, including what to put in and what you need to leave out. The workshop will run from 9.30am to 11.30am, register online through the council's website to secure your spot.
Don your ugliest Christmas jumper and prepare to celebrate Christmas in July with the Royal Oak in Balmain. Over Saturday and Sunday, the Royal Oak will be serving up traditional roasts with trimmings, mulled wine and pudding - the pub's regular menu will also be available for those feeling less festive. Call 9810 2311 to book a table for lunch or dinner.
It's a throwback to the 1950s this Saturday night at the Leichhardt Bowling Club. Sydney's best '50s dance band, the Flaming Stars, will take you back in time at the Leichhardt Bowlo with their dance spectacular. Expect a huge dance floor, club-priced drinks and great food to complete the evening. Tickets for the party cost $26 and bookings can be made on the Leichhardt Bowling Club's website.
This Saturday from 11am to 5pm is your last chance to catch Pitjantjatjara artist Kathryn Queama's exhibition Ngurua Kulintjaku (Understanding Country) at ArtSite Contemporary in Camperdown.
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