Category: events

Learning the Art of Calligraphy at CalliCon 2017

Claude Mediavilla describes calligraphy beautifully and simply as ‘the art of giving form to signs in an expressive, harmonious, and skillful manner’. Upon arrival at CalliCon 2017, I was immediately immersed in a world of swooping loops and colour-filled fonts….

Best of November: Where to Eat, Drink, and Party

Gear up Melbourne, November is going to be huge! With a range of festivals, carnivals, and parties, you’re sure to find something (or multiple things) you’ll love. Check out our top ten finds for the month of November. Espresso Martini…

Hallowine – Decadence & Decay

Ghost Host are the experiential purveyors of ‘vorfreude’ – the intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures. This word is so, so apt when it came to their marquee 2017 event, Hallowine Decadence & Decay. I was so, so…

Oktoberfest in The Gardens

All the lederhosen in Melbourne at Oktoberfest in the Gardens

Oktoberfest in the Gardens was an eye opening experience to the number of people in Melbourne that own lederhosen and dirndl dresses. (Hint: that number is in the thousands.) With an affinity for short shorts and short skirts, this event…

Eurail In Melbourne

Eurail has a great reputation with Aussies that seek to discover Europe via the joys of rail. Watching the landscapes drift and world pass you by as you sit in the comfort of a cabin is a fine way to…

Bongo’s Bingo, Oh What a Night!

What is Bongo’s Bing,o you ask? Well, I was clueless too. Don’t let the name fool you — there are no bongos involved. Bongo’s Bingo is a classic game of bingo with a side of parrrrty! Still confused? Let me…

Murder on the Dance Floor at Melbourne Zoo

After being greeted at the gate by a security guard, we were guided through various parts of the zoo, using only a torch and moonlight to illuminate our path. Empty of all visitors, and shrouded mostly in darkness, the zoo…

‘Kingdom’ by Underground Cinema

With over 100 performances under their belt, Underground Cinema (UGC) has honed the art of tease and surprise. With the intension of “Taking cinema out of the cinema” the UGC crew screen films in secret locations in Melbourne and Sydney…