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Waterslide bar opening at Southgate

Let’s be clear: there is no actual waterslide at Waterslide Bar. The name ‘Waterslide’ hearkens back to the historical waterchute that used to be located on Southbank, propelling fully-dressed adventure-seekers into the Yarra. Perhaps it’s something the owners of Waterslide can think…

Grey Gardens

Launch of Grey Gardens

Grey Gardens encompasses it all. It’s a cafe. A gallery. A cafe + larder. And the new permanent home of Speakeasy Cinema. It’s a place to relax at by day and return to at night. Housed in a former gallery,…

Hamlet

Bell Shakespeare’s production of ‘Hamlet’

If ever there were a tragedy that delivered some of the best scenes in comedy, Bell Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ would be it. Characters swing from spritely jubilation to sinister deeds, from spurious love-ramblings to savage outbursts. Director Damien Ryan immediately sets us…

‘Swipe Right’ at The Butterfly Club

‘Swipe Right’, as the title suggests, is a hilarious take on the modern art of interaction, dating, and our heavy reliance on devices that aid us in doing so. Dealing primarily with the pursuit of intimacy in the modern age,…

West Side Story

West Side Story at The Arts Centre

You know the story, you’re all too aware of who feels pretty, but it’s unlikely you’ve experienced West Side Story in all of its flamboyant Broadway goodness. Gale Edwards’ new production of the musical opened at the Arts Centre on…

Milk the Cow

Perfect Match evenings at Milk the Cow

Perfect Match evenings at Milk the Cow prove that you can match anything with cheese. On a chilly Melbourne evening I found myself nestled in the upstairs bar at the Carlton venue. Glasses of tequila and matching cheeses lined the…

HoMie

HoMie: a pop-up streetware shop helping the homeless

HoMie is the streetwear store that gives back to Melbourne’s homeless community and has an important social message to share. Open for only three months, each time a transaction is made in-store, HoMie will donate an item of clothing to…

Label of Love at The Shadow Electric

There’s something about the Shadow Electric Bandroom in the Abbotsfrod Convent that feels clandestine and a little as though you’re in the loop and at an underground music party. In conjunction with Leaps & Bounds Festival 2015, the Shadow Electric Bandroom is hosting…

Scandinavian Film Festival 2015: The Plus Ones’ Guide

The Scandinavian Film Festival Australia 2015 has just started! This is the second year of this festival, which takes place at Palace Cinemas in Paddington and Leichhardt. Here is my comedy wish list based on the trailers, worldwide audience reception,…

Melbourne Theatre Company’s play ‘SHIT’

“They have shit, and we have shit. It’s all just different shit.” ‘SHIT’ is Dee & Cornelius’ contribution to the Neon Festival of Independent Theatre, an event where five companies get to present their own work as they want.  …