Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid at The Malthouse

I really love ‘The Little Mermaid’ – not the wide-eyed Disney version (although that’s pretty great too) but the gritty original story of doomed love and the always looming threat of turning into sea foam if you get your heart…

A beer and cheese odyssey with Piggyback Events

Could anything be cuter than the name ‘Boatroquerfort’? It’s a portmanteau of ‘Boatrocker’ (as in the brewery) and ‘Roquefort’ (as in the cheese). Combining the two was the idea of Piggyback Events, who specialise in putting on adventures throughout the…

February 2016: The Best of the Best

We’ve scoured Melbourne’s social scene, and we’ve tracked down our top picks for February, just for you. Without further ado: Courtyard Cantina: Every Friday in February – “Delight your senses with DJ’s, pop-up bars, live music and authentic foods from…

January monthly wrap: Scribble Salon and flying chickens

So many great things happen in Melbourne that it’s all we can do to keep up! We’ve dedicated our monthly wrap series to highlighting some of our favourite events that happen each month. Here are our selections from January 2016:  …

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…

Tinderbox at the Owl and Cat

Tinderbox is an outstanding play, let me get that out of the way. Still, after little more than an hour duration, the audience met the closing scene with scattered applause. I can explain – I was too stunned to react,…

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…