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Shakespeare’s Best Bits with The Australian Shakespeare Company

Noted critic Harold Bloom states that Shakespeare transcends history, his genius is universal, and his collected works are a scripture from which we derive much of our language, psychology, and mythology.  Which is an erudite way to express how I…

Walk The Moon’s dancing and singing party at The Forum

‘Shut Up And Dance’ is Walk The Moon’s runaway hit. You know the tune even if you might not know the name of the band. They brought their infectiously fun show to Melbourne, leading the crowd in choreographed dancing to…

Midsumma: Rhonda Butchmore’s Fabulous Guided CouTours

Get your sequins on for ‘Rhonda Butchmore’s Fabulous Guided CouTours’ and learn the inside story on the biggest old dame of the local theatre scene, the Melbourne Arts Centre. It’s led by movie-star redheaded trivia expert, Rhonda Butchmore, and her affable tuxedo-clad 2IC,…

Thrill Me at Chapel Off Chapel

You might have heard of a murder mystery party before. But how about a murder musical? Neither had I until I saw Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story at Chapel Off Chapel as part of Midsumma Festival. Walking into…

Mac Demarco at 180 Russell St.

I like the fact that at 180 Russell St, whilst larkin’ about downstairs pre-gig, you can look up through a glass window to see your favourite musicians doing the same upstairs. As I did while waiting for Mac Demarco. Russell…

La Verità storms into Arts Centre Melbourne

Since posters have appeared around Melbourne, I have been eager to see La Verità, intrigued and drawn in by the description of the show as ‘surrealist’ and ‘dream-like’. After a hectic start to the year, this seemed like the place to…

Joanna Newsom at Hamer Hall

Joanna Newsom’s magical storytelling and fabulous musical talent completely enraptured the audience last night at Hamer Hall. Underneath the speckled lights and brilliant acoustics, we felt pretty spoilt to be seeing such a show. The supporting act, Mick Turner (Australian…

Workshopping Work-Shop

Whether it be welding for beginners, a bacon-making class, or learning shibori, there’s something to pique everyone’s interest. Work-Shop’s classes are inspiring, a bit different, and an energising way to spend an evening after work. We checked out two very…

South Melbourne Night Market 2016

Allow me to introduce you to the South Melbourne Night Market, the smaller affair south of the river. It’s the perfect counterpart to the enormous Queen Victoria Night Market. You’ll find everything you love about night markets here: live music, delicious…