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Community Billboard 12th of March – 18th of March

City of Sydney

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the

future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected

ARTEXPRESS 2016

Featuring a selection of outstanding student artworks developed for the artmaking component of the HSC examination in Visual Arts 2015, ARTEXPRESS 2016 provides insight into students’ creativity and the issues important to them.

The exhibition encompasses a broad range of approaches and expressive forms, including ceramics, collection of works, documented forms, drawing, graphic design, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre, and time-based forms.

WHEN: Wednesday 16 March to Sunday 15 May 2016
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to Sundays, 10am to 5pm
Wednesdays, 10am to 10pm

WHERE: Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery Road, Sydney

COST: FREE

Vaginal Spray - Feminist tales for men and women

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we bring you stories of women who break away, stand their ground and stand by each other.

Stories from across the nation – including Melbourne writers AS Patric and Libbie Chellew, Canberra-based Felicity Volk, Queensland’s Ariella Van Luyn and Sydney writers Mark O’Flynn and Emma Rose Smith – performed by Sydney actors Ella Watson-Russell, Eleni Schumacher, Lauren Neill and Nick Radinoff.

Join our special guest MC, Hungry Beast and 7.30 Report’s Walkley Award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker, Monique Schafter for a great night’s entertainment in one of Chippendale’s grooviest watering holes, Knox Street Bar.

WHEN: Monday 14 March to Monday 11 April 2016 (Every 2nd Monday, 7pm to 10pm)

WHERE: 21 Shepherd St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia - The Garage

COST: Full price: $15.00

Dine in with your Dog - now at the Carrington

No more heading out to a dog-friendly cafe to find there aren't any outside seats left, or leaving them outside chained to a tree. Your pampered pooch can enter a fine establishment with his or her sniffer held high, taking a seat right next to you.

As The Carrington was already a local favourite and considering that many members of the community owned dogs, they decided to include an interior garden bar where four-legged friends are welcome. To the side in Arthur Street, you will find the entrance to the dedicated doggie garden bar.

On offer is both a rejuvenated dining and drinks menu awe well as a menu for your pooch.

WHEN: Open 7Days (Mon - Sat: Noon - 12am, Sun: Noon - 10pm)

WHERE: 563-565 Bourke Street, Surry Hills

COST: Varies (Price per person including drinks up to $20 - $50)

HUANG YI & KUKA live, at the Seymour Centre

" Dancing face to face with a robot is like looking at my own face in a mirror...I think I have found the key to spin human emotions into robots." - Huang Yi

Harmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering, Huang Yi and Kuka is a poetic work that flawlessly intertwines modern dance and visual arts with the realm of robotics.

Huang Yi and Kuka investigates important questions about the role of artificial intelligence in our present and our future lives, exploring if it’s really possible to have meaningful interaction with machines.

This special performance is gracing the stage of the Seymour centre for a short while, and this is definitely a show not to miss!

WHEN: Wednesday 16th of March - Saturday 19th of March 7:30pm - 8:30pm
** Friday 18 March at 12.30pm, Special matinee (schools and general public) followed by Q and A with Huang Yi

WHERE: Everest Theatre, the Seymour Centre, Cnr Cleveland Street and City Road, Chippendale

COST: Tickets: Adult $39, Conc $33, Student $20*

Bucket Lounge presents Live & Original @ The Corridor

Another night of magic awaits you next Monday night for Live & Original @ Corridor.

Upon the stage you will find Ryan Thomas, Sabrina Soares (Sabrina Soares Music) and Taryn La Fauci. Three distinct sounds of music and voice, filled with magic.

The Host will be Katherine Vavahea, who will open the night with one of her songs and bring the night to a close jamming with our performers of the night.

The night kicks off around 7ish, CORRIDOR opens its doors at 5pm with Happy Hour til 7, and delicious hamburgers all night long for 10 bucks.

WHEN: Monday 14 March 2016 from 7pm to 10pm

WHERE: 153A King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia - the Corridor

COST: FREE

St Patrick's Day at the Keg & Brew

To celebrate St. Pat’s Day the Keg and Brew will be pouring $6.50 schooners and $8 pints of Guinness.
On the day's special menu there will be a Guiness Beef Pie with slow braised beef brisket with Guinness, champ mash, minted mushy peas and gravy. Or you could make it an Irish Burger, or a double decker Guinness pie!
Also on the special menu for the day will be the Irish favourite, curry chips.

Make sure to grab a scrumptious bite to eat and a refreshing pint of your favourite nectar to celebrate in the most Irish of styles.

WHEN: Thursday 17 March 2016 from 10am to 11.45pm

WHERE: Keg & Brew, Foveaux Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia

COST: Free (besides food/drink)

Sydney Royal Easter Show 2016

Being Australia's largest annual event, this years is certainly one not to miss. This year's Easter show will showcase Australian country life with entertainment, amusement rides, animal shows, petting farms, fresh produce and other market stalls, shows, live entertainment, show bags, food galore, displays, arts & crafts, carnival rides, fireworks and much more. For great family deals on tickets, including options that include public transport and discounts for larger groups, head on over to the website and prepare yourself for one of the funnest Easter show's yet!

WHEN: 17th - 30th March 2016

WHERE: Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park

COST: Prices vary for different shows/events - see website for more specific details.

Free talk with Sami Shah, comedian and award-winning author

Despite nearly being killed by a kangaroo and almost lynched and run out of town after his comedy was taken far too seriously, Sami Shah is very happy to be living in Australia. He has fronted his own satirical show on TV in Karachi, worked as a journalist and been a highly regarded newspaper columnist - all dangerous occupations to be involved in - when the combination of seeing the aftermaths of a devastating bomb attack and being the target of death threats convinced him to leave Pakistan. Under the terms of their Australian migration visa, Sami and his wife and young daughter were obliged to settle in a rural area, and so they moved to Northam in WA.

Now Sami is battling a crippling addiction to meat pies, but at least is no longer constantly mistaken for an escaped asylum seeker from the nearby detention centre. He has also been the star of Australian Story, the subject of an article in The New York Times, and has performed countless comedy shows to ever-growing and appreciative audiences.

So why miss this opportunity to witness Shah's brilliance in person and hear in an intimate setting the details of his award winning memoir, 'I, Migrant'

(refreshments will be provided after talk)

WHEN: Wednesday 16 March 2016 from 12.30pm to 1.30pm

WHERE: State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street, Sydney

COST: FREE

get Cray with Crochet

If you’re looking for a new hobby and are in a creative mood, crochet is just the thing for you. Learn how to wield a hook and create something special in this Classie course for absolute beginners.

This course is designed for those who have had little to no experience with a crochet hook. You will learn basic stitches, such as double and treble crochets, chain stitches, slip stitches, and their abbreviations; how to change colours; and even try your hand at a granny square towards the end of the class.

Class sizes are kept small so each participant will have a chance to interact with the host on a one-to-one basis. Participants will be provided with all the equipment on the day, including an aluminium hook, sample patterns, and a ball of yarn.

WHERE: Glebe

WHEN: Weekly, Sunday 10.30 am (classes on the 20th March 2016)

COST: $39.00 pp

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