This Saturday see two legacy Rugby League clubs - the Newtown Jets and the South Sydney Rabbitohs - face off in an epic showdown at Henson park for the Beer, Footy, Food Festival. If footy's not really your thing, don't worry, there will also be great food including everything from empanadas to bagels to barbecue and locally brewed beer to enjoy on Henson Park's iconic grassy hill. Tickets for the day can be bought on the Beer, Footy, Food Festival's website and cost $25 for general admission and $10 for kids - gates open at midday.
Am 80s take on William Shakespeare's classic rom-com is brought to the Flight Path Theatre stage by independent theatre company, Attractive, Not Model Attractive. Directed by Madeleine Withington, this take on the play features an original synth heavy soundtrack, the hottest boy band since N*SYNC, eyeshadow you thought we left in the eighties and men in white pants. The show will run from this Friday until August 13 and tickets are available through the Flight Path Theatre's website at $35 for general admission and $30 for concession.
National Tree Day is a call to action for all Australians to put their hands in the earth and give back to their community. The City of Sydney council is organising a community planting at Bicentennial Park in Annandale on Sunday from 10am to 12pm. There'll be light refreshments available as well as educational walks to teach you more about the local environment. The Inner West Council is also planning a tree planting on Sunday, from 10am to 1pm. Head over to Kendrick Park in Tempe to Help Council plant local native grasses, groundcovers, creepers and shrubs to support native wildlife - register on the council's website.
Meet the inner west's new "super group", The Night Packers - featuring ex-members of Tactics, The Shorts of Jordan and Bathurst Easter Races. The band will be playing their debut show at the 125-year-old Petersham Bowling Club this Sunday. The Night Packers play new wave, post-punk, Indie Rock with key influences including The Velvet Underground. The show will run from 6.30pm to 9.00pm and tickets are available online or at the door for just $10 general admission and $5 for students, cash only.
Karlina Mitchell's project, Dog People, which is now showing at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery in Camperdown, started through a residency at the Edge Art Camp on the GreenWay. The culminating exhibition features photos of community members and their dogs - celebrating dogs as "the great equaliser". Catch the exhibition at the gallery this Saturday and Sunday between 11am and 4pm.
Other Possible Worlds - opening at the Delmar Gallery in Birchgrove this Friday - presents 12 young and mid-career artists from Thailand exploring some of the the key issues facing Thai society - urbanization, environmental issues, inequality and the resulting high levels of disadvantage, and the political rights and duties of Thai people. The exhibition will run until Sunday.
Beckett's Bar & Dining in Glebe is celebrating the "black diamonds of food" this Thursday with a one-night-only five course Beckett's x Borrodell Truffle dinner. The truffles will be supplied by award-winning Orange, NSW trufferie, Borrodell. The special event will run from 6pm to 10pm and reservations can be made online.
After the successes of the first and second official BABS events, tickets are now on sale for the next BABS pop up which this time will be held at Either Or in Newtown on Sunday August 14. Chef Laura Rheinlander from the inimitable Bar Vincent will take the reins for this all-female dining event to serve you one and two biters. Tickets cost $90.
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