Tag: North Melbourne

‘Trilogy’ at Arts House Melbourne

The spectacle of 50 naked women dancing onstage initially sparked both my curiosity and trepidation when I heard of Nic Green’s work Trilogy presented at Arts House. When the work opened with an endearing direct address by performers Nic Green…

‘Blood on the Dance Floor’ by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company

Director Isaac Drandic opens the program by saying, ‘Anyone who has ever been in love can access this work’. I can’t think of a better way to introduce ‘Blood on the Dance Floor‘ by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company. I am a…

Drag Party at Scratch Warehouse

The 6th Annual Drag Party at Scratch Warehouse. Try explaining that one to your mum. It wasn’t actually as complicated as it sounds, but it sure was pretty magical. Nestled down a North Melbourne laneway, Scratch Warehouse is one of those…

Smith + Singleton: the names to know for food on Flemington Road

Some names go together: Simon and Garfunkel. Watson and Crick. Smith and Singleton. Haven’t heard of the latter? That’s okay. All you really need to know is that Smith + Singleton is the hot new restaurant in Parkville/North Melbourne. Okay,…

‘Another Other’ by Chamber Made Opera

‘Another Other’ by Chamber Made Opera is another foray into the realm of experimental art-making for which this Melbourne-based collective are renown. This show gives you a taste of what it might have felt to live in post-WWI Germany before the…

Undress Runways: sustainable fashion’s never been so hot

There’s nothing better than slinging on an outfit that has you looking sharp and feeling great. But I’m pretty sure no one wants to achieve that at the expense of a kid in a sweat shop overseas. However, life is…

Rubira’s First Birthday Celebration

Any seafood lovers out there? Rubira’s in North Melbourne sure knows how to put on a good seafood party. I was lucky enough to be invited to Rubira’s first birthday party. Situated on Victoria Street, Rubira’s has a modest storefront….

‘Oedipus Schmoedipus’: humor in death

‘Oedipus Schmoedipus’ is a play about death, with a cast including 25 different volunteers each night. And I was one of them! This could be a recipe for disaster. Instead, it’s a triumph. Created by the Sydney-based collective post (with no…

Middle Fish’s New Menu and Shop

Combine Southern Thai cuisine, a shop, and a cooking show, and what do you have? An (a-)typical morning at Middle Fish. To celebrate the opening of the new in-house shop, Hern, and their summer menu, Ruki and I were invited…

Bombay Sapphire’s Project Botanicals pop-up

Gin, glorious gin. An entire restaurant has popped up for three weeks to celebrate it. The Bombay Sapphire Project Botanicals (19 November–6 December) pairs magnificent cocktails with delicious food — and it’s only $35. Unbeatable. The pop-up is hidden in North Melbourne….