And with several days hitting the 30 degree celsius plus mark, and bushfires burning away on the outskirts of Sydney – this title is literally on point.
We’re hitting the second half of April where we go all nationalistic for Anzac Day, we run into the Sydney Comedy Festival, starting on April 23rd, and the Sydney Writers Festival starts knocking on the door from April 30th.
But first, for local Eastern Suburbs cinephiles, Randwick Ritz Cinema is holding a Stanley Kubrick retrospective where they are screening all his films in the original film print this month.
You’ve already missed Dr Strangelove, and 2001 Space Odyssey, but Clockwork Orange is screening next Sunday and Monday, and the following week you get Full Metal Jacket on April 29th and 30th. Kubrick films were made for the cinema screen experience so come along to one of these sessions if you want the full Kubrick immersion.
Like fancy dress ? Collecting costumes ? Then get your backside over to The Sydney Costume sale at 51 Railway Parade, Marrickville on Friday 20th April from 6pm – 10pm, or go on Saturday 21st April from 9am – 2pm.
If you’re feeling environmental or having a surge of consciousness – then the Earth Festival at the Royal Botanical Gardens on the weekend of the 20th and 21st April might be the thing for you. There’s a vegan tattoo stall, organic makeup and skin care, workshops and vegan food stalls. Tickets are $9.95 online or $15 at the door.
The Sydney Comedy Festival will kick off with their comedy gala at the Opera House but when you’re on a budget, my idea is to go for the upcoming names, and pick an event where you get several comedians for the price of one entry ticket. The usual names are there : Kitty Flanagan, Cameron James, Matt Okine, Luke Heggie, Craig Hill etc.
It’s the rising stars one should look out for. And the SCF has you covered with events like: Eg. ‘Funniest Comedians you’ve never heard of ‘, ‘Break Out’ comedy showcase events etc.
Several of these events seep into May as well, so get cracking.