The Planet A Lament: Asia TOPA

Asia TOPA is The Arts Centre Melbourne’s triennial multi-disciplinary arts extravaganza which explores the Asia-Pacific region’s best productions. In its second iteration, this year’s three month long cultural feast traverses the connection between contemporary Australia and its growing diaspora. The…

A joyful celebration of gin at Juniperlooza

Juniperlooza — Melbourne’s riverside festival of gin returned for a weekend filled with good times and G&Ts. Held at the expansive Boatbuilders Yard, the venue managed to fit in 22 gin producers, roving performers, DJs, talk & taste sessions, and…

The most delicious dairy in all of Australia at the Grand Dairy Awards

Craving a champion cheese board? Searching for the nation’s best buttery spread? Dreaming of cream? Look no further than the Australian Grand Dairy Award winners. Now in its 21st year, the Australian Grand Dairy Awards are the nation’s most prestigious…

Elrow – Melbourne

Elrow, the world’s most colourful party, brought its talent to Melbourne for one incredibly immersive day shift. I came across Elrow two years ago by accident. I was at a festival, Electric Castle, situated in the northern reaches of Romania and…

SWEETie charms audiences at the Butterfly Club

Chloe Perrett shares her singleton tales in the entertaining SWEETie, playing at the Butterfly Club between 27 January and 1 February 2020 as part of the Midsumma Festival. From a naive 21-year-old meeting her first love at her local book…

Zoo Twilights 2020

Over several summer months the Melbourne Zoo is throwing open its gates for a twinkling twilight experience. The after dusk nature of the event enables you to enjoy the zoo in a totally different way. Your ticket provides you with…

NGV Friday Nights 2020

The NGV’s Friday Night sessions have been a welcome feature of the Melbourne arts scene for several years now. Each year the team’s curation of exhibition, music, dance, drinks and picnic makes for one of the finest Fridays that a…

A Snapshot of Summer at Summertime Social

We are officially more than halfway through summer. (How did that happen?!) If, like me, you’re just getting started on making the most of the (mostly) sunny season, I recommend popping into the Summertime Social pop-up in Federation Square. When…

The Wizard’s Cauldron

Calling all Wizards & Witches, it’s time to dust off those potion books, slide on your cloaks and head back to school for The Wizard’s Cauldron! This is a creative drinking experience meaning that for 90-minutes you and your fellow…