They call it 'fashion's Oscars', but that doesn't go quiet far enough when it comes to describing the Met Ball's intensity. Run by Vogue Editor and living legend Anna Wintour, the charity gala is basically the Hunger Games of ball gowns (last year, as you can see, Rihanna won).
Where to see it
Leichhardt's Palace Cinemas were fully refurbed in 2013 and now have eight auditoria, all licensed, and an impressive foyer with a lounge bar and café on site. Palace Norton Street plays host to some of the best annual film festivals such as the French, Spanish, Greek, German and Italian. It is also in close proximity to the eateries and vibrant culture of Norton Street.
Paddington’s intellectuals, gays and art-house crowds are always seen milling about the Palace Verona with glee. This oft-buzzing venue screens an expertly curated line-up of arthouse releases from name directors (Woody, the Coens, PT Anderson...), world movies, quirky Australian indies and special one-offs, like screenings of overseas stage productions and concerts.