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March Madness: Your Guide to Free Events This Month!

March is a month filled with excitement as communities come together to celebrate various events and festivals. From cultural celebrations to artistic showcases, there's something for everyone to enjoy. In this blog post, we'll explore a selection of free events happening in March that promise to entertain, educate, and inspire. Whether you're a music enthusiast, an art lover, or simply looking for family-friendly activities, these events offer fantastic opportunities to engage with your local community and create lasting memories. Let's dive in and discover the vibrant array of free events taking place this March!


Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade 

📅 When: Saturday, 2nd March

📍 Where: Oxford Street, Flinders Street, and Anzac Parade, Sydney, NSW. Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

🏳️‍🌈 What: Prepare for an exhilarating celebration of diversity and inclusivity! The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade is back, boasting over 200 floats representing a myriad of communities, ensuring a vibrant spectacle bursting with colour, confidence, charisma, and character. Led by iconic groups such as Dykes on Bikes, the First Nations Community Float, and the esteemed 78ers, more than 12,000 marchers will animate the festival theme, "Our Future...". From Hyde Park to Moore Park, hundreds of thousands of spectators will converge in free and premium ticketed viewing areas to witness the enchantment of the LGBTQIA+ communities. Join us as we progress together, united in the conviction that our collective future shines brighter than any other.


Accessibility: Open to all, with designated viewing areas and facilities for mobility access.


🌐 For more information, visit the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras website.



Mardi Gras Parade Live Screening at Camperdown

📅 When: Saturday 2nd March | 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

📍 Where: Federation Rd, Camperdown NSW 2050, Camperdown Memorial Rest Park

🌈 What: Join us at Camperdown Memorial Rest Park for an exciting celebration of the 46th Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras! Building upon the triumph of last year's inaugural live screening, we invite the local community to come together once more and revel in the vibrant colours and spectacle of the Mardi Gras parade on the big screen!


This family-friendly event kicks off with entertaining and creative activities for kids hosted by FAMBO, starting at 5:00 pm. Then, settle in for the live screening of the Mardi Gras parade beginning at 6:00 pm.


Bring along your own rug or low chair to comfortably enjoy the festivities picnic-style. Delectable food options will be available from Raza Central and Chillato Gelato, and we encourage you to bring a reusable bottle for the water station provided on-site.


Accessible paved paths traverse throughout the park, and accessible toilets are conveniently available. Rain or shine, the event will proceed as planned, with cancellation only in the event of extreme weather conditions.


Schedule:

5:00 pm: FAMBO kids' activities begin

6:00 pm: Mardi Gras parade live screening commences

6:00 pm: Welcome to Country

8:00 pm: Kids activities close

11:00 pm: Mardi Gras parade live screening finishes


♿ Accessibility: Mobility access and closed captions.


🌐 For more information, visit the Mardi Gras Parade Live Screening at Camperdown.



Malaysia Festival

📅 When: Saturday 2nd March | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

📍 Where: Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000

🇲🇾 What: Come and be part of the dynamic Malaysia Festival, Sydney's premier celebration of Malaysian culture! Hosted by the Malaysian student community, this annual event showcases the vibrant tapestry of Malaysia's diverse cultural heritage.


Driven by the dedication of student volunteers representing various student associations and ethnic backgrounds, the festival is a testament to Malaysia's cultural richness and diversity. Its mission is to foster greater understanding and appreciation of Malaysian culture within the broader Australian community.


Delight your taste buds with authentic Malaysian cuisines from some of Sydney's top Malaysian restaurants, and immerse yourself in a kaleidoscope of cultural entertainment. From traditional performances to interactive cultural activities, the Malaysia Festival offers Sydney audiences a unique opportunity to experience the essence of Malaysia right in the heart of Darling Harbour.

 

🌐 For more information, visit the Malaysia Festival website.



Le Marché-French Market

📅 When: Sunday 3rd March | 9am to 2 pm

📍 Where: The Entertainment Quarter, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park NSW 2021, The Canopy

🇫🇷 What: Step into the lively ambience of a traditional French market right here in Sydney! Join us monthly for an unforgettable celebration of French culture, featuring delicious cuisine and exquisite artisan crafts.


Savour the tastes of France with a variety of delights, including freshly baked baguettes, creamy cheeses, delicate pastries, crêpes, beef bourguignon, macarons, and flavorful raclette. Enjoy browsing our brocante market for French linens, berets, jewellery, handmade ceramics, fresh flowers, and more. With over 45 stalls to explore, there's something for everyone.


Mark your calendar and don't miss out on the excitement. Our French market takes place every first Sunday of the month at The Entertainment Quarter. It's like "A morning in France, without the jet lag!"


Whether you're a food enthusiast, a music aficionado, or simply looking to immerse yourself in European culture, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Join us at our monthly Le Marché and let your senses be delighted by the sights, sounds, and flavours of La Belle France.


🌐 For more information, visit Le Marché-French Market.



Hot Wheels Hot Seat Experience

📅 When: Wednesday 6th March | 2:30pm - 5pm

📍 Where: Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000 

🏁🚗 What: In celebration of the Australian debut of Hot Wheels' latest animated Netflix series, 'Hot Wheels Let's Race', the iconic racing toy brand brings an exhilarating Hot Seat adventure to Sydney. Designed to provide kids (and kids at heart) with an immersive viewing experience inspired by the show's dynamic cars, this event promises excitement for all.


The Hot Seat offers families the chance to dive into high-speed action as they watch the series in a unique setting reminiscent of the fictional world of Let's Race. Set against a portable pop-up screen, attendees can enjoy the show from a custom couch modelled after the legendary Hot Wheels Baja Truck, complete with realistic "smoking" exhausts and thrilling sound effects.


As part of the experience, guests will be treated to a vibrant orange track carpet, movie snacks, and a delightful surprise: the opportunity to take home hundreds of Hot Wheels cars. Don't miss out on this thrilling event! 'Hot Wheels Let's Race' premieres on Netflix Australia on March 4, 2024.


🌐 For more information, visit the Hot Wheels Hot Seat Experience.



International Women's Day at the Anzac Memorial

📅 When: Friday 8 March | 10am - 1pm

📍 Where: Anzac Memorial, Southern end of Hyde Park, Sydney NSW 2000

👩‍🎓 What: Join us on International Women’s Day 2024 (8 March) for a series of special events at the Anzac Memorial, as we pay homage to the invaluable contributions of women in the defense of Australia during times of conflict and peace.


From serving in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to providing crucial nursing care on the frontlines, women have played a pivotal role in our military history. They've also made significant contributions on the home front, undertaking essential war work, and supporting defense and veteran communities as military spouses.


The morning will kick off with a poignant commemorative ceremony in the Hall of Memory, honouring the service and sacrifices of these remarkable women. Following the ceremony, delve into the stories of servicewomen across the decades through live readings, discussions on women in aviation, and presentations by the WRAAC Association. Light morning tea will be provided.

Attendance is free, and you can choose to join us for the full program or select specific events.


🌐 Due to limited availability, be sure to secure your spot by visiting International Women's Day at the Anzac Memorial for tickets and more details.



Sydney Streets on Glebe Point Road

📅 When: Saturday 9 March, 11 am to 10 pm

📍 Where: Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia

What: Glebe Point Road is transforming into a hub of excitement, promising a day filled with fun for everyone in the family.

Local businesses are pulling out all the stops, offering exclusive deals, pop-ups, activations, and more.


Experience a festival atmosphere along the street, with live music, entertainers, engaging activities for kids, and delightful alfresco dining options.

Attendees are encouraged to share their moments using #SydneyStreets and show how they're enjoying the festivities in the neighbourhood. 


Schedule:

11 am-4 pm: Circus Playground

11 am-4 pm: Circus Sideshow

11 am-4 pm: Face Painting

11 am-4 pm: Rosette Workshop

11 am-2 pm: Giant Chefs (Stilts)

11:30 am-2:45 pm: Dynasty Showband

12 pm-3 pm: Miss Moet - Bubbles

1 pm-4 pm: Sustainable Society

2 pm-5 pm: Troppo Trio

2:30 pm-5:30 pm: Hi-Life Trio (Stilts)

3 pm-6 pm: Dog Squad

4 pm-7 pm: Zaki Ensemble

4:30 pm-7:30 pm: Emad Younan

5 pm-8 pm: Flower Squad

5:30 pm-8:30 pm: Crawfish Po Boys

7 pm-9 pm: Roving Bouncers (Stilts)


The event will run from 11 am to 10 pm, with the area closed to traffic from 9 am to 11:30 pm between Parramatta and St Johns Roads. Special event clearway parking restrictions will be in effect, so attendees should check signs carefully or visit livetraffic.com for more information.


♿ Accessibility: The event organisers strive to make the event inclusive and accessible. Attendees with specific access or communication needs are encouraged to reach out to the team at 9265 9333.


🌐 For more information, visit Sydney Streets on Glebe Point Road.



Festival Del Gaucho

📅 When: Saturday 9 March, 11:30 am to 11 pm

📍 Where: 100 Miller St, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia, Green Moustache

🎉 What: The inaugural 'Festival Del Gaucho' presented by Green Moustache takes place on Saturday, March 9, 2024.


Attendees are invited to immerse themselves in a day filled with joy and celebration, honouring the vibrant facets of Argentinian culture: gastronomy, wines, music, dance, soccer, and camaraderie. This lively and family-friendly festival pays homage to the rich traditions, infectious rhythms, and spirited legacy of a remarkable region.


Doors open at 11:30 am, marking the beginning of a day centred around an epic Asado, promising feasts reminiscent of those fit for an Argentinian deity (even Messi got an invitation, though we're still awaiting his response).


Highlights of the day include wine tastings featuring selections from Catena Zapata (voted the world’s best vineyard in 2023) and Accuro Malbec, live Latin American music performances, complimentary tango lessons, and captivating tango performances. Indulge in delectable empanadas and alfajores from the renowned Empanada Che, who came out of retirement, especially for the occasion. Kids can enjoy face painting and other entertainment activities.


For those with a competitive spirit, there will be foosball tournaments with Fernet Branca merchandise up for grabs. Additionally, festival-goers can witness a live art show by the talented Argentinian artist, Lucia Medina, with one lucky attendee having the chance to win her finished masterpiece at the end of the day!


Accessibility: Mobility Access.


🌐 To learn more about the festival, including details about an incredible Argentinian three-course dinner featuring succulent meats, premium empanadas, chorizo, dulce de leche desserts, and free-flowing Malbec wine, beer, and Fernet Branca, along with live entertainment, visit Festival Del Gaucho.


 

Summer Hill Social

📅 When: Sunday 10 March from 11am to 5pm

📍 Where: Lackey St, Summer Hill NSW 2130

🎉 What: Join the vibrant community of Summer Hill for a day of festivities at Summer Hill Social!


Summer Hill Social is back, offering a celebration of the local community's culture with delectable food and lively music. It's a fantastic opportunity to come together and enjoy the best that Summer Hill has to offer.


Indulge in a diverse array of fine and delicious food options while grooving to tunes that set the perfect ambience. The streets of Summer Hill will come alive as they are transformed into a vibrant pop-up long lunch precinct. Choose from a variety of offerings from local foodie outlets, creating a culinary experience like no other.


Don't miss out on this chance to immerse yourself in the spirit of Summer Hill and enjoy a day filled with good food, great music, and community camaraderie.


🌐 For more information, please visit the Summer Hill Social.



St. Patrick’s Day in The Rocks

📅 When: Every day, all day, Friday 15 March to Sunday 17 March

📍 Where: First Fleet Park, The Rocks NSW 2000

☘️ What: Get ready for an authentic Irish experience right in the heart of The Rocks!


From Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March, The Rocks will be buzzing with St. Patrick's Day celebrations that promise an unforgettable time.


Start your day off right with The Mercantile's traditional Irish breakfast, just one of the many venues embracing Irish culture and hospitality throughout the weekend. The festivities continue with the official St. Patrick's Day festival, where you'll be immersed in a lively atmosphere filled with traditional music, spirited dance, and joyous laughter.


As the epicentre of Sydney's St. Patrick's Day celebrations, The Rocks invites you to join in the craic and revel in the Irish spirit. Don't miss out on this chance to experience the best of St. Patrick's Day in The Rocks!


🌐 For more information, visit the St. Patrick’s Day in The Rocks. 



Sydney Streets on Redfern Street

📅 When: Saturday 16 March from 11am to 10pm

📍 Where: Redfern St, Redfern NSW 2016, Australia

🎉 What: Get ready to experience a day of excitement and entertainment as Redfern Street transforms into a vibrant hub of activity for the whole family.

Local businesses are pulling out all the stops to offer you the best experience – expect special offers, exciting pop-ups, engaging activations, and more!


Join in the festival atmosphere along the street, where you'll be treated to live music performances, captivating entertainers, engaging kids' activities, and alfresco dining options to tantalize your taste buds.


Don't forget to share your experience using #SydneyStreets and let everyone know how you're celebrating your neighbourhood!


The event will run from 11am to 10pm. Please note that the area will be closed to traffic from 9am to 11.30pm between Regent Street and Chalmers Street. Special event clearway parking restrictions will also be in effect, so please pay attention to signage and visit livetraffic.com for further information.


Accessibility: They are committed to making their events inclusive and accessible. If you have any specific access or communication requirements, please don't hesitate to contact their team at 9265 9333.


🌐 For more details, visit Sydney Streets on Redfern Street.


 

Sydney St. Patrick's Day Parade 2024

📅 When: Sunday 17 March from 11am to 6pm

📍 Where: First Fleet Park, The Rocks NSW 2000 & MCA Lawn, Bligh & Barney Reserve. The parade begins at the corner of Pitt St. & Hunter St.

🎉 What: Get ready to experience the ultimate celebration of Irish culture and heritage at the Sydney St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival, spanning over four days this March!


Join in the festivities on Sunday 17th of March as Sydney turns green in honour of the patron saint of Ireland. The highlight of the event is the beloved parade, followed by a free, family-friendly celebration around First Fleet Park and The Rocks. Raise a glass to St. Patrick and immerse yourself in all things Irish!

For the first time since 2015, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will make its way through the city streets, starting at 11am on the corner of Pitt St. and Hunter St. and concluding at Circular Quay. With over 1,500 participants from more than 60 groups, including pipe bands, Irish dancers, stilt walkers, and iconic characters like Molly Malone and St. Brigid, the parade promises to be a colourful display of cultural pride and togetherness, embracing this year’s theme, ‘Le Cheile’ (Together).


The Festival - Enjoy a day filled with live music, world-class Irish dancing, language lessons, markets, and children’s entertainment at First Fleet Park, MCA Lawn, and Bligh & Barney Reserve. Dance to the tunes of popular trio Blackwater on the Main Stage, explore Irish markets, and shop for festival merchandise.

Fun for the Kids - Bligh & Barney Reserve hosts the children’s area, featuring Irish dance displays, language lessons, uilleann pipe demonstrations, face painting, music zones, roaming characters, and delicious Irish treats.

Calling all Redheads! - Celebrate the rare beauty of red hair by joining the iconic redhead photo and participating in the King and Queen of the Redheads competition, along with the best redhead family.


Citizenship Ceremony - Witness a unique element of the festival as almost 100 individuals receive their Australian Citizenship across two special ceremonies, supported by the Australian Department of Home Affairs.


The festival extends over four days with exciting events, including performances by Sharon Shannon at The Factory, an Irish party at Scruffy Murphy's, and Sasta on the Main Stage at First Fleet Park.


Accessibility: Mobility Access.


🌐 For more information, visit Sydney St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2024.



Sydney Streets on Harris Street

📅 When: Saturday 23 March from 11am to 10pm

📍 Where: Harris St, Pyrmont NSW 2009, Australia

🎉 What: Get ready for a day filled with family-friendly fun as Harris Street comes alive with Sydney Streets on Harris Street!


Local businesses are bringing their A-game with exciting offers, pop-ups, and activations for all ages. Experience the vibrant festival atmosphere along the street, complete with live music, entertainers, kids' activities, and alfresco dining options.


Don't forget to share your experience using #SydneyStreets and show how you celebrate your neighbourhood!


The event runs from 11am to 10pm, with Harris Street closed to traffic between Pyrmont Bridge Road and Union Street from 9am to 11.30pm. Be mindful of special event clearway parking restrictions in place. Check signs carefully and visit livetraffic.com for more information.


Accessibility: The organisers are committed to creating inclusive and accessible events. For specific access or communication needs, please reach out to the team at 9265 9333.


🌐 For additional details, visit Sydney Streets on Harris Street.



Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival 2024

📅 When: Saturday 23 March to Sunday 24 March, 10am to 4pm

📍 Where: Bondi Pavilion, Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach NSW 2026 

🌊 What: Dive into a festival of ideas, art, music, and actions for the ocean at the 2024 Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival. Packed with free activities suitable for all ages, this event aims to raise awareness and take action for the ocean.


Join Australia's largest cultural and science celebration of the ocean at Bondi Pavilion, where art, ideas, music, and a movement come together in a vibrant and festive weekend. Explore ocean-friendly markets, participate in beach clean-ups, or create sand sculptures honouring your favourite marine species. Enjoy live performances on the Sunshine Stage, engage with science exhibits at the Sea Science Showcase, or unwind with ocean-themed art and DJ vibes at the beachfront bar.


On March 23rd and 24th, the public can partake in a wide range of free and family-friendly activities, discovering enjoyable and practical ways to show love for the ocean. From interactive showcases and informative workshops to a Litterarty exhibition, sunrise beach yoga sessions, and diverse markets offering ocean-friendly products and ideas, there's something for everyone to enjoy!


🌐 For more details, please visit the Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival 2024.



European Easter Market

📅 When: Sunday 24 March from 10am to 4pm

📍 Where: 182 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield NSW 2131, Australia

🐰 What: Experience the enchantment of a European Easter at the Polish Club Ashfield Easter Market! This community-based market offers a delightful array of inspired foods, goods, crafts, services, and entertainment to celebrate the Easter season.


Browse through more than 20 stalls offering a variety of Easter-themed goods and services, including European cakes, Polish doughnuts (Pączki), painted eggs (Pisanki), jewellery, candles, children's clothing, crochet toys, linen, European alcohol and goods, floral arrangements, face painting, tattoos, and much more.

Indulge in hearty European delicacies such as Pączki (jam-filled doughnuts), Kielbasa (smoked sausage), Pierogi (savoury dumplings), Ciasto (cakes), and Gofry (waffles).


The market promises a festive atmosphere filled with Easter cheer and delights for all ages. Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience the magic of a European Easter right here in Ashfield!


♿ Accessibility: Mobility Access.


🌐 For additional information, please visit the European Easter Market.



Events On Throughout March

Love Your Nature

📅 When: Daily in March, 10 am - 4 pm

📍 Where: The Calyx, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney 

What: Celebrate the captivating world of plant love at the Love Your Nature exhibition. Delve into the intricate relationships plants have fostered over time, from prehistoric plants using clones, spores, and seeds, to flowering plants using colours, shapes, and scents to attract animals. Witness the unique ways humans have played matchmaker, fostering bigger fruit, brighter flowers, and protecting wild plants for the future. Curated by the horticultural team at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, this immersive experience features over 20,000 plants and boasts one of the Southern Hemisphere's largest living green walls.


The Calyx’s kiosk, the Leaf Department, is open daily from 8 am to 4 pm. Visit for a delightful array of coffee, juices, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, sweet treats, and snacks.


🌐 For more information and to book tickets, visit Love Your Nature. 



Flirting with Frou-Frou

📅 When: Thursday, 29th February to Sunday, 3rd March | Opening Night: 1st March, 6pm | Exhibition Hours: 10am to 6pm

📍 Where: The Shop Gallery, 112 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia

🖼️ What: Come immerse yourself in the enchanting world of "Flirting with Frou-Frou," a captivating group exhibition showcasing the talents of emerging artists and National Art School alumni Tanya Assatourian, Sally Falkiner, and Jennifer King. Explore their vivid interpretations of intimate interior spaces adorned with whimsical trinkets and cherished artefacts. Inspired by the recent Pierre Bonnard exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, each artist offers a distinct vision of the allure found within personal curios and domestic environments. Be transported as their evocative artworks bring to life heartfelt reflections on the beauty of everyday objects.


Accessibility: For information and inquiries, please contact Anna Couani at 0438550835.


🌐 For more information, visit the Flirting With Frou-Frou.



A Blueprint For Ruins

📅 When: Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm - Saturday 10 February to Sunday 12 May

📍 Where: White Rabbit Gallery, 30 Balfour Street, Chippendale NSW 2008

What: Beneath the veneer of progress lies a hidden current of violence.

Cities are torn asunder to make room for towering skyscrapers and gleaming high-rises. Yet, amidst this gleaming facade, a haunting question lingers: where have all the people gone? Streets lay barren, and empty apartment blocks stand as solemn monuments to an abandoned dream. Like silent tombs from a forgotten civilization, these forsaken edifices bear witness to the toll of rapid urbanization, where each new creation demands the destruction of another.


As China's cities race to embrace modernity in a ceaseless dance of renewal, buildings are constructed with the knowledge that they will be razed even before their completion. The casualties of progress drift amidst the ruins of their fractured world. Displaced individuals and their stories resonate through the abandoned spaces, once sanctuaries of ancestral heritage and familial legacies. Amidst the debris, however, stand defiant "nail houses," occupying parcels of land deemed invaluable. These structures add another layer to China's intricate tapestry, symbolizing both impermanence and resistance against voracious developers and government-sanctioned mass evictions.


"A Blueprint for Ruins" echoes the voices of the dispossessed within China's urban transformation. Through art, we are guided toward the echoes of memories ingrained into the very essence of each structure, even as they crumble. Artist Hu Weiyi eloquently captures this sentiment, stating, "It's as though every abandoned building, on the cusp of disappearance, is attempting to sing its final refrain, ultimately joining together to compose a requiem for an era."


Accessibility: Audio descriptions and mobility access. 


🌐 To book tickets, visit A Blueprint For Ruins.



International Art Textile Biennale 2023 

📅 When: Tuesday 6th February to Saturday 16th March | Exhibition Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays: 11am to 5pm, Saturdays: 11am to 4pm



📍 Where: Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

🎨 What: Immerse yourself in the dynamic and ever-evolving realm of contemporary art textiles at the International Art Textile Biennale 2023. Now in its second edition, this Biennale brings together a diverse array of works that push the boundaries and redefine the landscape of textile art.


Featuring creations by 35 finalists from 11 countries, this exhibition challenges conventional perceptions of textile artistry and explores its capacity to convey profound messages. Each artwork offers a distinct perspective, challenging established norms and igniting dialogue on themes such as body and beauty, isolation and community.


Presented by Fibre Arts Australia, this Biennale aims to celebrate and elevate the practice of contemporary art textiles. With a dedication to fostering innovation and creativity within the field, Fibre Arts Australia strives to expand the horizons and influence of art textile practitioners, inspiring new artistic endeavours.


♿ Accessibility: Mobility Access.


🌐 For more information, visit The International Art Textile Biennale 2023.

Image: Brenda Livermore, Fire Brand (detail). Photo: Janet Tavener.


Smart Expressions 2024

📅 When: Thursday 29th February to Sunday 24th March | Exhibition Hours: Wednesdays to Sundays: 11am to 5pm

📍 Where: The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067, Art Space on The Concourse

🖼️ What: Embark on a journey to uncover the artistic prowess of emerging talents at Smart Expressions 2024, proudly presented by Willoughby City Council. This exhibition offers a window into the creative minds of young artists, showcasing a curated selection of artworks chosen from the 2023 NSW HSC practical examination in visual arts.


Highlighting the achievements of students from six local high schools, including Bradfield Senior College, Chatswood High School, Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School, Mercy Catholic College, St Pius X College, and Willoughby Girls High School, this showcase celebrates the diverse range of artistic expression.


Explore an array of themes and subjects depicted in the artworks, spanning from immigration and poverty to mental health, identity, and the impacts of societal values and technological progress. Each piece presents a distinct viewpoint, encouraging viewers to delve into compelling narratives and contemplate the multifaceted nature of human existence.

 

♿ Accessibility: Mobility Access.


🌐 For more information, visit Smart Expressions 2024.

Image: Lucian Chappell, Cherish the lost child within, 2023, photo media.



In The Public Eye

📅 When: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday 9 March to Thursday 28 March

📍 Where: Utopia Art Sydney, 983 Bourke St, Waterloo NSW 2017, Australia

🎨 What: Public galleries play a crucial role in Australia, serving both the art-loving public and the artists themselves. These galleries provide artists with a platform to showcase their work to a broader audience, fostering appreciation and recognition.


Thematic exhibitions are particularly engaging, offering ceramic artists, such as Donna Green at the Powerhouse Museum and Marea Gazzard at the Art Gallery of NSW, increased visibility and inclusion in exhibitions.


Noteworthy exhibitions include John R Walker's solo survey at Orange Regional Art Gallery and Kylie Stillman's solo exhibition at Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery. Additionally, Emily Kame Kngwarreye made history as the first female Indigenous Artist to be featured in a major blockbuster exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.


"Inspirations and Iterations" at the New England Regional Art Museum in Armidale, NSW, invited artists like Angus Nivison, Christopher Hodges, Helen Eager, and John R Walker to respond to works in the museum's collection.

Peter Maloney's work is showcased in the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. The Macquarie University Gallery's exhibition, 'The Act of Giving,' celebrates the recent acquisition of paintings by David Aspden and Gloria Petyarre.


Papunya Tula Artists, including George Tjungurrayi and Yukultji Napangati, were featured in 'Pintupi Way' at the Drill Hall Gallery at the Australian National University in Canberra.


"In The Public Eye" offers a unique opportunity to view the collective works of most of Utopia Art Sydney's artists.


Accessibility: Mobility Access.


🌐 For additional details, please visit In The Public Eye.



Glamour Feud

📅 When: Every Tuesday | 7:30pm - 9:30pm

📍 Where: Universal Sydney, 85-91 Oxford St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

👠What: Prepare for the ultimate face-off at Glamour Feud! Hosted by the dynamic duo, Keira Billie & Champagne, this night at the Universal Bar promises high-energy, high-heels, and high-fashion extravagance.


After surveying 50 drag queens, the spotlight is on you to determine the top answers in each category! Participation is free, and each week brings the chance to win enticing drink vouchers. Don't miss the chance to join in the fun and excitement!


♿ Accessibility: Mobility Access.


🌐 For more information, visit Glamour Feud.


Image source: Universal Sydney, https://www.universal.sydney/whatson


Free Stand-Up Comedy Class

📅 When: Every Tuesday | 6pm - 7pm 

📍 Where: The Bank Hotel, 324 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia (Entrance via King Street, through the massive red doors and up the stairs)

🎤 What: Embark on a comedic journey with this complimentary one-hour stand-up comedy workshop, presented by the Sydney Comedy School. Whether you're a seasoned performer or stepping onto the stage for the first time, this class is tailored to hone your comedic prowess and awaken your inner humorist.

Guided by seasoned instructors, these sessions delve into the intricacies of joke structure, crafting killer openings, and mastering crowd engagement. With a total of six sessions available, you'll gain valuable insights to leave your audience in stitches.


Extend the laughter by sticking around for the Sydney Stand-Up Comedy Championships at 7:30pm, featuring the city's top comedic talents. While attending the show is optional, most participants choose to bask in the comedic camaraderie!


⏰ Timings:

Class: 6pm (1 hour)

Break: 7pm (30 minutes)

Show: 7:30pm (2 hours with an intermission at 8:30)


For the latest updates and show lineup, follow them on Instagram: @sydneycomedychampionships.


🌐 For more information and to book tickets, visit Free Stand-Up Comedy Class.



Laneway Cinema @ The Rocks

📅 When: Every Wednesday | 7pm - 9pm 

📍 Where: Playfair St, The Rocks NSW 2000 Australia

🎬🍿What: Amidst the enchanting ambience of golden sandstone structures and winding cobblestone pathways on Playfair Street, you'll discover a colossal screen enveloped by snug bean bags and inviting deck chairs, offering the perfect setting to enjoy your beloved movies beneath the starlit sky every Wednesday at 7pm.


Entry to The Rocks Laneway Cinema is complimentary, yet to secure prime seating, be sure to reserve your free ticket in advance. Fear not if tickets elude you, as walk-ins are warmly welcomed. Moreover, each $2 bag of popcorn sold contributes to OzHarvest, aiding in the provision of nourishment to those in need and combating food wastage. With its rich heritage backdrop, delectable slices of pizza, timeless cinematic gems, celestial vistas, libations, bean bags, and a complimentary movie screening, this is an extraordinary movie night experience!

Throughout March, they'll be revisiting cherished cinematic classics while proudly supporting the RSPCA, ensuring they remain equipped and empowered to rescue animals in need.


Accessibility: If you require accessibility access, please register for a seat and email pag.contactustherocks@property.nsw.gov.au for further information and our team can assist you on the evening.


🌐 For more information, visit Laneway Cinema @ The Rocks.



Book Exchange

📅 When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 9am to 5pm | Wednesdays: 12pm to 9pm | Monday, 19th February to Friday, 27th September

📍 Where: Maybanke Community Centre, 87-89 Harris Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

📖 What: Attention all book lovers! Whether you devour books like there's no tomorrow or are on the hunt for your next great read, this community-operated second-hand book exchange awaits you. Bring along your gently-loved books to contribute to their collection, or embark on a journey through their eclectic array of titles to uncover your next literary gem.


Nestled within their centre, a snug reading nook awaits, inviting you to lose yourself in the pages of a good book. Visit them during their regular opening times to peruse, borrow, or donate books and indulge in the joy of reading.


Accessibility: Mobility Access. If you have any particular access or communication needs, please contact Maybanke Community Centre on 02 9298 3134 or pyrmontcc@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.


🌐 For more information visit, Book Exchange.  



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