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White Night Melbourne

White Night Melbourne: The Plus Ones’ guide

White Night: White Night whispers promises of all-night wonderment from 7pm-7am. There are big projections, roving performance, and centralised music stages. Here are our top picks. Outside The Box – 7pm-7am Lonsdale Street ( between Swanston & Russell) Graffiti art face off…

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Mikelangelo & Anushka: Cabaret-with-a-capital-C

Back in November, at the launch of Summer Program, The Butterfly’s Club director Simone raved about cabaret royalty brother and sister Mikelangelo & Anushka. Not one to let an insider tip like this unheeded, I brought a plus one along…

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Sunnyboys rock it out at Zoo Twilights

The Zoo Twilights concert series is back, giving us all a chance to enjoy a musical evening at the Melbourne Zoo. On stage this particular evening were the Sunnyboys and the Painters and Dockers, both legends of ’80s Australian rock….

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The School of Life: Nigella Lawson on Why Food Matters

Do you eat at the table? Are you sharing meals with members of your household, friends, family, and other loved ones? If not, you need to start as a matter of urgency. During her 60-plus-minute discussion with Aussie social researcher…

‘Hir’ at Red Stitch Theatre: a transgenre play

Hir opens to a set that is a technicolour pigsty. A lounge and kitchen, stacks of dirty dishes, laundry strewn across the floor not unlike the garish knick knacks that clutter walls and surfaces. Centre stage is Arnold, a morose middle-aged…

Cut Copy at Melbourne Zoo Twilights

The excellent Zoo Twilights is back this summer at Melbourne Zoo. In the fight against wildlife extinction, our world-class home to some pretty special animals has invited great local and international musicians to play live, under the stars and in…

Dolly Diamond

Dolly Diamond’s 15 Year Gala Reunion at Midsumma

Sassy banter, cabaret music, and Dolly Diamond (aka the ‘Queen of Cabaret’). What more could you ask for on a Midsumma Festival Saturday night? The Athenaeum Theatre in Melbourne’s CBD was the perfect stage for Dolly Diamond’s 15 Year Gala Reunion. That’s right, Dolly has been…

Riot at Midsumma

All the way from Ireland comes Riot – a camp variety show full of drag, poetry, circus, dance, comedy, acrobatics and even a little bit of nudity. With little to no idea what the show would be about, we descended…