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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : April 8th 2009
18 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, April 9, 2009 MB TRANSPORT > Trains Will run to an amended public holiday timetable on Good Friday and Easter Monday. CityRail operates a weekend timetable on Saturday and Sunday. Information: cityrail.nsw.gov.au > Buses Sydney Buses will operate on special timetable. Most services would run an amended timetable. Information: 13500.com.au > Ferries Timetables will also be amended with most services expected to operate under the Sunday schedule. For more info on all public transport services and timetables phone 131500. For ferries go to: sydneyferries.info/timetables.htm SHOPPING Major retail centres will be closed for business on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. A number of stores, including Westfield shopping centres, will open for trading on Saturday and Monday. Westfield stores will open from 9.30am-6pm on Saturday and from 10am-6pm on Monday. Major retailers, including supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths along with David Jones and Harvey Norman, Big W, Aldi and Clive Peters will not trade in NSW on Easter Sunday. Hardware giant Bunnings will remain closed on Sunday as well. Small shops located in Sydney CBD, Newcastle and Cabramatta as well as some other regional areas will open on Easter Friday and Sunday. Chemists, florists, fruit shops, newsagents, restaurants and DVD stores will also trade. Broadway Shopping Centre in central Sydney will be open on Sunday. Most shopping centres will open on Easter Monday. > The Rocks Markets Follow the laneways to find artwork, homeware and designer fashion at The Rocks, Sydney. Markets will be open between 10am and 9pm on Saturday and Sunday. CINEMAS Major cinemas will screen films over the long weekend. Catch new releases such as Monsters VS Aliens (3D), Race to Witch Mountain, 17 Again and the Boat that Rocked. Greater Union George St will hold an advanced screening of the Fast and the Furious 3 during a movie marathon on Sunday night. EVENTS > The Royal Easter Show Come and enjoy all the traditional attractions of Sydney's famous Easter show. The show features rides, exhibitions, agricultural displays and demonstrations, show bags and all the traditional, fun entertainment at the Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park. Tickets; $32 adult, $21.50 children, $25.50 Pensioners, $107.50 family. For more information, call 1300 730 631 between 8am and 8pm or go to: www.eastershow.com.au > Autumn Racing Carnival Royal Randwick Racecourse will hold its David Jones Australian Derby Day on April 11. Gates open at 10.30am with the last race at 5pm. Fashions on the field categories are classic racewear for both male and female. The day will also feature the royal garden party. The venue will also host races on Easter Monday with gates opening at 11am and the last race at 5.05pm. More: www.royalrandwick.com > Darling Harbour Hoopla This Easter long weekend some of the world's best acrobats, stunt performers, street artists and circus entertainers will perform for free when Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority presents Darling Harbour HOOPLA! For the first time ever, the event will feature Carnival Nights in the Hoopla Big Top where Australia's best street performers will put on a huge group show. More than 20 amazing acts will perform from 12pm to 5pm over three days from 10-13 April, with Carnival Nights running on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 April at 6.30pm. Information: www.darlingharbour.com > Good Friday -- Way of the Cross Procession Witness the compelling and emotive Good Friday Way of the Cross Procession by the Wesley Mission. As the streets of Sydney transform to a stage, the Easter story comes to life. Beginning at Martin Place, the re- enactment moves through Pitt Street Mall, ending at Wesley Theatre. The Wesley Institute students later perform the staged production, Eve's Daughters. Featuring for the first time on commercial television on Good Friday is Wesley Mission's newly released documentary, Run Away to Freedom. > Mirrored Years Internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama presents a mixed media exhibition that includes film, documentation of performances, sculpture, installation work and painting. At the Museum of Contemporary Art, Circular Quay West. For more information visit www.mca. com.au or call 9245 2400. > Tales of Lombardia Enjoy a seven-course Italian degustation menu, Tastes of Lombardia, from $95 per person at harbourkitchen&bar, the Rocks. Executive Chef, Alessandro Pavoni has created a menu with specialties from his birth region Northern Italy. For more information, visit www. harbourkitchen.com.au or call 9256 1661. > Easter Day Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise If you're thinking of heading out for a Sunday lunch on Easter Sunday, get onboard the Aqua Jazz Cruise on Easter Sunday, April 12. Ticket prize includes lunch and live music. The three-hour cruise is full of music, dancing and fun! Details: www.vagabond.com.au/ easter_day_cruise.php THEATRE > Travesties Richard Cottrell directs Robert Alexander, Blazey Best, Jonathan Biggins, Peter Houghton, Rebecca Massey, Toby Schmitz, Wendy Strehlow and William Zappa in a new production of Tom Stoppard's classic comedy. Presented by Sydney Theatre Company. Tickets from $30. For more information call 9250 1777. DANCE > Firebird and Other Legends With the debut of the famed Ballets Russes in Paris in 1909, a host of Eastern European fables and influences came to the West. Firebird and other legends is three spellbinding Ballets Russes works to mark the centenary of their debut. There will be performances on Saturday at 1.30pm and 7.30pm and Monday at 6.30pm at the Sydney Opera House Opera Theatre. Tickets are $28-$140. For more information or to book, visit www.australianballet.com.au > We Unfold Newly appointed Sydney Dance Company Artistic Director Raphael Bonachela presents his second show for the company following the success of his debut show for the company last year at the Sydney Theatre. Tickets $20-$70. For more information, visit www. sydneytheatre.org.au or call 9250 1999. Thursday 09 April to Wednesday 22 April ROYAL EASTER SHOW To fi nd out more call 1300 361 967 or visit www.environment.nsw.gov.au/sustainbus SMALLER POWER BILLS FOR SMALL BUSINESS Energy Efficiency for Small Business Program Are your electricity bills around $20,000 a year or less? Do you employ about ten people or less? If so, then why not benefit from this NSW Government program? You'll save money and lower carbon pollution. We'll do an energy assessment of your business and make recommendations to lower power bills and reduce our impact on the environment. And we'll give rebates of up to $5,000 to put the initiatives in place.
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