Author Archives: melbourne

Being a mench at the Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival

“We didn’t expect our first festival to sell out. There are 150 volunteers here today and I hope they’ll be enough. We’ll, at least nobody fainted so far!” These were the first words I heard from one of the organizers…

#disruptyourreality at Channels 2015

Melbourne, get ready to #disruptyourreality at Channels Video Art Festival 2015 from 17-25 September. It’s September 2013. A close-knit bunch of artists gather their collective conscience and birth Melbourne’s biennial Channels Video Art Festival, celebrating the glory and aesthetic of video…

‘A Drone Opera’ flies into Arts House

“Do the drones sing?” “Is it a Star Wars opera?” or “what the hell is a drone opera?” has been the standard questions I’ve been asked all week upon mentioning I was going to see ‘A Drone Opera’.  Until experiencing…

To Be or Not To Be a Jew: ‘Bad Jews’ Review

Disclosure: I am a bad Jew. I don’t eat kosher. Don’t keep the Sabbath. And I have been known to date outside of my faith or lack thereof. Which made me the perfect candidate to head to opening night of the off-Broadway…

Detroit Redstitch

‘Detroit’ at Red Stitch Theatre

A dark comedy set in Detroit? Sign me up! I lived in the U.S. during the Global Financial Crisis, so I was particularly interested in attending this production. At the time a sense of anxiety, uncertainty, and vulnerability seemed to…

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ takes over Melbourne

‘The Intergalactic Nemesis’ is billed as ‘a live-action graphic novel’. Essentially it’s a radio play crossed with a comic book. What’s that, you say? Two niche topics with cult followings added together? I was so excited about this I nearly…

The Social Studio at Melbourne Spring Fashion Week

Imagine a kaleidoscope of colours projected on to the aesthetically pleasing persons of some of The Social Studios models who rocked (in a very performance art, straight-faced way) some streetwear designs in projector screen white. If you imagined a few unicorns galloping…

Whisky Tastings at Boilermaker House

What do you want to do after work? Answer: sit down to a whisky flight and a charcuterie board at Boilermaker House. Tasting sessions run every Thursday, with each week featuring a different theme. Last week I found myself nestled…

Megan Washington

Whiskey and fish with Megan Washington

I’m going to open with a disclaimer– I love Megan Washington. I have adored her since I Believe You Liar came out in 2010 and was blasted through my 16 year old self’s bedroom non-stop, lyrics in margins, the whole…

Flavour Exchange

Spring Flavour Exchange at Fed Square

It’s SPRING! Ready to celebrate the start of a new season, I enthusiastically made my way to Federation Square for the Spring Flavour Exchange. Held quarterly, the Flavour Exchange features seasonal flavours from local Victorian producers.  Armed with a stack…