Tag: Melbourne

Getting Lucky at Rice Paper Sister

There are few things in life I find more pleasurable than sampling a little bit of ‘everything’. So when Rice Paper Sister announced their Lucky 88 events, it was immediately on my ‘to eat’ list. The event offers eight dishes…

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Mikelangelo & Anushka: Cabaret-with-a-capital-C

Back in November, at the launch of Summer Program, The Butterfly’s Club director Simone raved about cabaret royalty brother and sister Mikelangelo & Anushka. Not one to let an insider tip like this unheeded, I brought a plus one along…

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Sunnyboys rock it out at Zoo Twilights

The Zoo Twilights concert series is back, giving us all a chance to enjoy a musical evening at the Melbourne Zoo. On stage this particular evening were the Sunnyboys and the Painters and Dockers, both legends of ’80s Australian rock….

A gouda time at the Australian Grand Dairy Awards

Eating cheese and drinking wine on a warm summer night. Does life get any better? It does if the cheese board is entirely made up of championship winners from the Australian Grand Dairy Awards. The AGDA celebrated the cream of…

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The School of Life: Nigella Lawson on Why Food Matters

Do you eat at the table? Are you sharing meals with members of your household, friends, family, and other loved ones? If not, you need to start as a matter of urgency. During her 60-plus-minute discussion with Aussie social researcher…

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Havana Nights:The 2018 Australian Same Sex Dance Championships

The Australian Same Sex Dancesport Championships 2018 Havana Nights had the Art Deco ballroom of St Kilda’s Town Hall basking in hypnotic music, moves, charm, swagger, and gusto. A well devised program of heats, interspersed with interstate and international guests,…

‘Hir’ at Red Stitch Theatre: a transgenre play

Hir opens to a set that is a technicolour pigsty. A lounge and kitchen, stacks of dirty dishes, laundry strewn across the floor not unlike the garish knick knacks that clutter walls and surfaces. Centre stage is Arnold, a morose middle-aged…

Happy End

Film Review: ‘Happy End’

Michael Haneke depicts contemporary life better than most directors half his age. Nobody can place a camera like Michael Haneke. Director of cinematic endurance tests (Funny Games) and aggressively perverted relationship comedies (The Piano Teacher) Haneke has a fondness for…

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Film Review: ‘Menashe’

Skewers loneliness to an almost uncomfortable degree Even with the strictest sense of community, a tight-knit group can still strike a sharp note of loneliness in the individual. That’s certainly what Menashe (Mensashe Lustig) experiences, as the the titular protagonist…