Whether you're in the 'wow it's cold' or 'it's not even cold' basket (Australian's tend to be one or the other), we refuse to let you go into social hibernation! Though the weather is likely to leave us resembling drowned rats, it's nothing a raincoat and 'brolly combination can't defeat. No matter if it's family activities or live Australian music that you've got your eye on, peruse our list of the best events happening in the Inner West this week.
DRUMMOYNE ART SOCIETY 2017 EXHIBITION, Thursday 8 June - Wednesday 14 June (Concord)
Local artists from the Canada Bay area and surrounds will be showcasing their works until 19 June at the Concord Library. The Drummoyne Art Society has been encouraging its members through this biannual exhibition for decades, along with weekly classes and various artistic retreats. The society is also open to artists from other areas of Sydney too, so the exhibition is the perfect opportunity to inspect a vast array of works from many varied artists.
Location: Concord Library, 60 Flavelle Street, Concord NSW 2137
MAKING OF THE AUSTRALIAN WORKING CLASS, Thursday 8 June (Ashfield)
Freelance writer and historian, Babette Smith, will be sharing a snippet of her extensive knowledge of early colonial history this Thursday at the Ashfield Library. From 11am, the OAM recipient will be conducting an illustrative lecture on the origins of the Australian working class. Expect an interesting and informative 90-minutes that addresses class structures in a domestic context, brought to you by the Historical Council of NSW.
Location: Ashfield Library, 260 Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131
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FAMILY FUN DAY, Saturday 10 June (Homebush)
Don’t let the cooler weather scare you off a fun-filled day at the Sydney Olympic Park’s Aquatic Centre. This indoor, heated facility is celebrating the opening of its new attraction – a 45-metre tube slide that will open for rides at 10am! For the less adventurous kiddos, Splasher’s Water Playground has a variety of water amusements to enjoy, whilst Mum and Dad can enjoy a free massage at SmoothFM’s complimentary relaxation station.
Price: Adults $8 | Children $6
Location: Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, Olympic Boulevard, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
DUSTIN TEBBUTT & LISA MITCHELL, Saturday 10 June (Marrickville)
It seems that Australian musicians are more popular than ever, so it’s always special when we can lure them back home for an amazing tour. The Distant Call Tour is doing just that for Lisa Mitchell and Dustin Tebbutt. Both having completed recent tours in the Northern Hemisphere, Lisa and Dustin will be showcasing their own unique and individual sounds over a shared, 90-minute set. Supported by Alex the Astronaut, this is a must-see for fans of Australian indie music.
Price: $35 + BF
Location: The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
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THE SPOOKY MEN'S CHORALE, Wednesday 14 June (Marrickville)
Playing to a host of venues as part of Sydney’s Vivid Festival, the Spooky Men will be showcasing their eclectic and hilarious talents to patrons of the Camelot Lounge this Wednesday (and Thursday!) evening. Performing their own music in conjunction classic hits that you’re sure to know and love, the Spooky Men guarantee a belly full of laughs. If you think all-male choirs aren’t your thing, we implore you to give them a second chance!
Price: General Admission $32.90 | Concession $27.90
Location: Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW 2204
What have you got planned for the week? Share it with your neighbours in the comments!