Author: We Know Melbourne

Fringe Review: “After Hours Cabaret Club”

Last night we were invited to check out the Fringe Festival edition of the After Hours Comedy Club at the newly-relocated Wonderland Speigeltent – now located adjacent to Channel 7 Studios off Harbour Esplanade. You’d be excused for thinking you were in a twentieth-century underground cabaret club as you step into the intimate, slightly hazy confines of the Speigeltent, the jazz music cranks up, you take you seat and slip into their old-world style of classic ‘anything goes’ entertainment.  Hosted by a very talented Tash York (Desperettes, These Things Take Wine) – who also MC’s the club’s regular evenings at the Melba Speigeltent (in Collingwood) – the After Hours Comedy Club mixes the best of old-world entertainment with a modern twist – offering a superb collection of talented, unique individuals for a top-value, highly entertaining Fringe collaboration.  The club features bite-size snippets of talent from some of the nations best burlesque, cabaret, vaudeville and old world sideshow, backed up by a fabulous five-piece band – it’s a little bit charming, a little bit naughty – …

The better way to pizza – brought to you by Fiona Tuck

Melbourne will be buzzing as the warm days approach. We know how important it is for you and us to get that bikini body back. Try this delicious cauliflower pizza recipe design by Fiona Tuck that will assist with weight management, digestive issue, liver health and blood sugar imbalance. Enjoy the Melbourne spring while you bake away in the kitchen! CAULIFLOWER PIZZA Prep time: 20mins, cook time: 30min. Serves: 2. Base Ingredients: 1 cauliflower, stems removed, chopped 1 egg, beaten ½ small brown onion, finely chopped 3 tbs almond meal 1 tsp dried mixed herbs 1 tsp olive oil Topping Ingredients: 2 tbs tomato paste 1 zucchini, finely sliced lengthways into ribbons ½ capsicum, deseeded, cut into very thin slices 1 tbs pitted and sliced black olives 4 tbs crumbled feta  Step 1 Preheat the oven to 200°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Step 2 Steam the cauliflower until just tender, then place in a blender and blend until it resembles crumbs. Place the cauliflower in a clean tea towel or piece …

Fish… not just another 4-letter word

We were lucky enough to be invited along to check out Fish, on it’s sold out opening night at the popular Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood, and despite what the name may imply, this latest piece from the team at the Rollercoaster Theatre Company actually had little to do with, well… fish. Instead the theme focused on another four-letter word – fear. Not the kind of ‘clown under the bed’, ‘monsters in the closet fear’, – the real, everyday, average person fears. Things like spiders, car horns, terrorists, overzealous romantic pursuits from management, getting sick again… etc. All of these topics were tackled by the talented cast in a slightly quirky, off beat performance which was a mix of sketch, song and dance – and included a hilarious yet humanising parody of Donald Trump. All in all, the show was quite magical, with lots of laughs despite the heavy content covered. A little political, a little wonderful – and real shame it wraps up after only 3 nights. A little about Rollercoaster Theatre Company Rollercoaster is made …

Nocturnal 2017 T&Cs

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Interview with the Danish artist – Tine Bech

Light / Play is the first installation in the new QV Laneway Series: a seasonal program of ongoing interactive outdoor events, festivals and activations in the QV Square and surrounding laneways. The celebration of light and play heralds the end of winter, with events and installations until Sunday 10 September 2017. We were given the chance to meet Tine Bech, the artist behind the program and got to know her a little bit better. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I am an artist and researcher. I am Danish, but I now live and work in London. I create interactive and playable projects where the human experiences are at the centre. Despite living in an age which seems to offer unlimited forms of media communication, we still fundamentally crave a human connection, to find expression in a community and in dialogue. I am interested in how this can be achieved through play, through the creation of a particular environment, and by recognising and exploring the ways that technology has informed our …

WIN: Nocturnal at Melbourne Museum

End your week the right way and kick off at Nocturnal, the indoor dance floor. Melbourne Museum’s massive indoor festival Nocturnal is a new adults-only event series held on the first Friday of every month. Shake off Winter and welcome Spring as it returns with the latest live and electronic music, expert talks, roving entertainment and collection curiosities.  This month featuring local electronic artists Kllo, Planéte and a live DJ set by Pjenné; there’ll be nail and whisky bars, mulled wine, curators talking fashion, birds and butterflies and special access to Weta Workshop’s Bug Lab Little Bugs: Super Powers for just $10 with your Nocturnal ticket. Just check out the photos, it says it all. We are happy to announce that you have a chance to win a double pass on us to the October session on 6th of October.  We have two double passes to give away and all you have to do is enter via below and get excited! Competition closes on 28th of September 2017 at 12.01am EST. Terms & Conditions here. Where: Melbourne Museum …

A Melbourne Guide to Father’s Day gifts

Macaroni art and a pair of socks can only get you through so many Father’s Day. If dad deserves more than a last minute stress shop, we’ve got a few options for what to buy, and where. A present for the Gent – Roberts & Hassett Bespoke Shoes and Leather Goods If you’re cursed with a father who actually has incredible taste, take a sharp left on Little Bourke street into Somerset Place, and discover Captains of Industry. Here you’ll find the studio of Roberts & Hassett, a shoemaker dedicated to truly bespoke footwear crafted for the man who really has everything. If pulling papa in for a tailored shoe isn’t on the cards, peruse R&H’s other fine leather goods, from handmade bags to wallets made exclusively from Australia Kangaroo leather. Peruse is the key word here – Captain’s of Industry is also a café/bar and barber, so you’ll have plenty of time to pick the perfect gift while you sip a long black, or sit back for a shave and gentlemanly haircut. Where: 2 …