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SSC Newspaper : May 2013
finest heritage properties and conservation areas along tree- lined streets featuring some of the best examples of Federation architecture. The tour w ill take you to historic properties including Victorian mansions of wealthy merchants from the 1880s and 1890s, as well as churches, war memorials and public buildings. Starts at 1pm. Cost: $10. Strathfield Council, 65 Homebush Road, Strathfield. www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au . ■ Thursday May 23 Boomtown Rats The Boomtown R ats, best-known for “I Don’t Like Mondays”, will be performing in Australia in May, playing together for the first time since 1986. Lead singer Bob Geldof said it is the right time to reform the band. “ We were an ■ Friday May 17 nRma YeaRs ahead dRiveR PRogRam foR senioRs Strathfield Council and the NRMA have organised a program for residents aged 55 and over to teach them how to keep their licence for longer. The initiative covers changes to the legislation, safe driving tips, road rules, vehicle and pedestrian safety and physical fitness. Starts at 10:30am. Cost: free. Strathfield Library, 65-67 Rochester Road, Homebush. www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au . ■ saTurday May 18 suPeR RugBY: waRatahs v BRumBies This epic clash between the HSBC Waratahs and the Brumbies is an event not to be missed. This will be code-hopper Israel Folau’s first appearance at ANZ Stadium in a Waratahs jersey. The Waratahs will look to even the score after last year’s upset loss to the Brumbies. Starts at 7.30pm. Cost: from $20, adult. ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park . www.ticketek.com.au . ■ sunday May 19 stRathfield and homeBush heRitage walking touR 2013 View some of Strathfield’s amazing band and I just feel it’s the right time to re-R at, to go back to Boomtown for a visit. And to commence our World Tour Down Under where we enjoyed enormous chart success could not be more appropriate,” Geldof said. Iconic 1980s band Eurogliders will also be reforming to support The Rats in concert. Starts at 7.30pm. Cost: From $69.95. Enmore Theatre, www.enmoretheatre.com.au . ■ Friday May 24 the RuBens The Rubens are beginning a tour with their debut album soaring to number one on the iTunes charts. The band’s video for “My Gun”was nominated for Best Video at the 2012 ARIA Awards, they scored the J Award for Unearthed Artist of The Year and came in at number 10 for “My Gun” and number 66 for “The Best We Got” in the 2012 Triple J Hottest 100. Starts at 8pm. Cost: $39.80. Enmore Theatre. www.enmoretheatre.com.au . ■ saTurday May 25 Red shield aPPeal BBQ Residents are invited to come to the Strathfield Town Centre to attend a barbecue for the Red Shield Appeal. Gold coin donations are encouraged and can be made on the day. Starts at 11am. Cost: Gold coin donation to the Red Shield Appeal (optional). Strathfield Town Centre, www.strathfield.nsw.gov.au. ■ saTurday June 1 steve hughes Steve Hughes tells it like it is – confronting, alarming and always hilarious. Expect intelligent, straight-talking social commentary from one of the Sydney Comedy Festival’s most thought-provoking performers. Steve Hughes is one of Australia’s most original and outspoken acts and he doesn’t shy away from tackling the big issues in this show. Starts at 8pm. Cost: $35. Enmore Theatre. www.enmoretheatre.com.au . Strathfield Scene 21 www.ourstrathfield.com.au may/june events calendar to start the series on a winning note with Queensland’s Maroons having won the last four Origin openers. NSW supporters will be out in full force so this is an event not to be missed. Starts at 8pm. Cost: from $50. ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park. www. anzstadium.com .au. ■ saTurday June 15 the Black angels Everyone’s favourite Texan psycho rockers, The Black Angels, are returning to Australia with their powerful fourth album, Indigo Meadow. This album is their best representation of their psychedelic tunes, and their gigs promise “some of the most cathartic communal rock’n’roll experiences one could hope to partake in”. Starts at 7pm. Cost: $65. Enmore Theatre. www.enmoretheatre.com.au . The Australian Catholic University will host a collection of artwork from the Kimberley region in Western Australia. Governor-General Quentin Bryce will open the exhibition featuring Indigenous art, which will continue until May 25. Cost: free. Monday to Saturday, 11am - 4pm. McGlade Gallery, 25a Barker Road, Strathfield. www.acu .edu.au. ■ sunday June 2 swifts v thundeRBiRds The match between the NSW Swifts and the Adelaide Thunderbirds promises a day of fast-paced netball and fun for the whole family. Aside from the match, there will be a Swifts Styling Station and special members’ events. Starts at 12pm. Cost: from $20. Allphones Arena, Sydney Olympic Park. www.allphonesarena.com .au . ■ Wednesday June 5 state of oRigin game 1: nsw v Queensland It’s one of sport’s biggest rivalries and in 2013 the State of Origin kicks off in NSW. Rookie Blues coach Laurie Daley will be looking ■ Friday May 17 the waYans BRotheRs the rubens Shawn and Marlon Wayans, the dynamic duo of comedy are touring Australia for the first time with their hilarious stand-up show. The brothers, members of comedy’s first family, are best known for collaborating on a string of hilarious movies including Don’t Be a Menace, White Chicks and Scary Movie. Starts at 10:15pm. Cost: $69.90. Enmore Theatre. www.enmoretheatre.com.au. ■ Friday May 10 gifts of the aRtists: Warmun art of the Kimberley