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Community Billboard 3rd of March – 10th 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

Mundane Matters Exhibition

From potato hot dog to pear dress to eggplant balaclava mask, Danling’s spontaneous, childlike yet thoughtful creations reveal an unseen wonderland inside every fruit and vegetable.

Started as a project concreted in self-expression and determination to prove ones talent, graphic designer Danling Xiao tells of the pain she felt, and how 'Mundane Matters' began as a therapeutic meditation out of her career driven ways of thinking.

"Every time I am asked about the concepts of the naming and the imagery I make, I often feel difficult to explain, because pain cannot be articulated in language and what I am doing for Mundane Matters, is simply an act from my instinct, a journal of thoughts and feelings. It doesn’t have a rationale. Neither it is art."

An interesting, and different form of 'art' beginning it's success on instagram, Danling Xiao aka Mundane Matters is now bringing her wicked creations from Instagram to real life, debuting her solo show at Wedge Gallery, Kinokuniya.

WHEN: Every day, 9am to 7pm - Thursday 3 March to Tuesday 15 March 2016
WHERE: The Galeries, 500 George Street, Sydney - Wedge Gallery, Kinokuniya, Level 2

Vegan Day Out In Glebe

Come on down and eat some of the tastiest veggie delights on both Saturday the 5th AND Sunday the 6th of March - where local cafes and businesses In and around the Glebe area will be offering vegan themed specials.
We’re talking meal deals, two for ones, free coffees, food samplings, discounted vegan groceries, discounted wines, wine tastings and so much more.

Make sure to start your day by collecting your free 'Vegan Day Out' Map from The Cruelty Free Shop (83 Glebe Point Road) on Saturday 5th (9am-6pm) or on Sunday the 6th (10am-5pm), this is your key to special offers at participating outlets, as you’ll need to show your map at each participating business to claim your discount or special offer.

The Cruelty Free Store will be running specials for the whole weekend so regular discount cards/memberships will not apply. (eg vegancard, vegan society membership etc).

WHEN: Saturday 5 March 2016 from 9am to 5pm
Sunday 6 March 2016 from 9am to 5pm
WHERE: 83 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe NSW 2037, Australia
The Cruelty Free Shop
COST: Free

All About Women Festival - 2016

For the fourth year in a row the esteemed 'All about Women' Festival graces the stages of the opera house this Sunday.
With a day of talks focussing on matters important to and concerning the future of women around the nation and around the world. The Festival provides an important platform for women's voices and creates dialogue for a large variety of women's issues.

Speakers include Miranda July, Carrie Brownstein from Sleater Kinney and the real life Piper Kerman (who inspired Orange is the New Black.)
Topics will include What Needs to Change, Sex Myths, Women and Violence, How to be Yourself, and How to Escape from North Korea.

A day not to missed, All about Women 2016 is set to be a knock out of the park and a brilliant way to spend this Sunday afternoon.

WHEN: Sunday 6 March 2016 from 10am to 9pm
WHERE: Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney
COST: Standard From: $27.00 (save between 10-15% when buying tickets in multi-packs)

New paintings by Spalding at the Stanley Street Gallery

Fascinated with capturing Australia’s mountain landscape as he experiences it, Spalding feels the landscape through his paintings. Up on the worn peaks of our ancient mountain ranges, he observes the intense colours of high altitudes through the sharp, clear light of the mountain air.

“I am inspired by the clarity of light at altitude and the quality of the air. The higher you climb the more vivid the colours become and the landscape has a very broad palette. In many ways the name ‘Snowy Mountains’ seems inadequate to describe a place with such environmental diversity and cultural history”. (Spalding)

Showcasing diversity and delicacy, Spalding's new exhibition at the Stanley Street Gallery continues to emphasise Spalding's talents when it comes to

WHEN: Running Every day, 11am to 6pm from Wednesday 9 March to Saturday 2 April 2016
(Except Monday 14 March, Tuesday 15 March, Sunday 20 March, Monday 21 March, Tuesday 22 March, Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday and Tuesday 29 March)
Gallery Hours: Wednesday -Friday 11am -6pm.
Saturday 11am -5pm
Closed on Public Holidays
WHERE: Stanley Street Gallery, 1/52-54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst
COST: Free

The Spin Drifters, Live at the Basement

After three sold out shows over the Summer, this all-star collective of Blues, Jazz, Country and most importantly, Western Swing, uber-musicians are back for a night full of warm-fuzzy feelings. The Spin Drifters is a 9 piece outfit playing Western Swing and classic country and made up of some of the finest players and singers in the land. You have heard them on thousands of recordings over the last 30 years.

These guys are the A team for country, pop and jazz recording - session players behind many Australian stars, so it is no question that The Spin Drifters keep delivering hugely entertaining shows that feature a musicality and on-stage chemistry that would be tough to find on many other stages. You are guaranteed to leave the Basement on March 9th with a smile on your dial and a clever beat in your heart.

Book early to claim a table so you can enjoy the Basement’s delicious menu as you take in the musical mastery.

WHEN: Wednesday 9 March 2016 from 7pm to 11pm
WHERE: The Basement Nightclub - 29 Reiby Place, Sydney
COST: Phenomenal value: $15.00

Chippendale Free Gallery Walking Tour

On Saturday the 12th of March 2-4.30pm, Destination Chippendale is delighted to welcome you to our second Explore Chippendale Free Gallery Walking Tour of the year.

This month, we will be exploring Kensington Contemporary Galleries and the University of Technology Sydney’s Pat Corrigan Collection.

An optional For $25, between 1 and 2pm, tour attendees can also join us for lunch in Spice Alley where we will sample the delights of the Kopi-Tiam, indulging in a sumptuous Asian feast specially prepared by our very talented chefs.

The tour will be guided by the exteemed art collector and philanthropist Pat Corrigan, Australian visual artist duo The Strutt Sisters, and professional arts curator Susannah Smith. Come along to engage with Chippendale’s edgy art scene in a relaxed social setting, over a complimentary glass of wine (or two).

WHEN: On Saturday the 12th of March 2-4.30pm
WHERE: 32 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
COST: Free

Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Parade

Born from a single night of political protest in 1978, the true Mardi Gras spirit lives on 38 years later, bringing the city to a standstill with hundreds and thousands lining the streets in support of equality, pride and a dazzling spectacle of sparkles and self-expression.

This years parade is set to be huge particularly with the debate still in the air on marriage equality - come and show your support for your LGBIT community and in general your local community.

The Parade joyously celebrates just how far we have come, and accepts the challenge of the journey that lays ahead.

From the outrageously adorned, to the sassy, satirical and serious, Mardi Gras welcomes the community in a fabulous festivity of love that knows no bounds.

WHEN: Saturday 5th March 2016, from 7.00pm to 11.30pm, Parade starts at 7.45pm (Approximately 4.5 hours [Parade 3.5 hours])
WHERE: Oxford & Flinders Streets, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
COST: FREE (Premium Parade Viewing areas are SOLD OUT)

Tina Harrod Quartet, live at the Seymour Centre

Tina Harrod is a continually evolving, award winning vocalist and songwriter. Like a chameleon she visits a genre of music, using it as a vehicle to communicate ideas and then sheds her skin so she can inhabit another.

Hear music from all of her solo albums as she performs with her a band of musicians that are the cream of Australian avant-garde and cutting edge jazz music scene.

Performing at The Sound Lounge, at Sydney's Seymour Centre - Sydney's Improvised Music Associations primary Jazz venue here in Sydney, you know this is an event not to be missed.

WHEN: Saturday 12 March 2016, 8:30pm - 11pm
WHERE: The Sound Lounge, At Sydney's Seymour Centre corner of City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale
COST: $35 (Non-Member) $30 (Member) $15 (Student)

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