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The Classics are back across Stonnington

Music lovers will enjoy a series of free outdoor performances from some of Australia’s most accomplished artists when The Classics concert series returns to Stonnington’s parks and gardens this summer. Performers at The Classics include Archie Roach, The Jack Earle Big Band and Rhonda Burchmore, with the concerts set to cover the genres of Opera (1 February), Broadway (15 February) and Symphony (22 February). City of Stonnington Mayor, Cr Steve Stefanopoulos, congratulated the series’ Artistic Directors for bringing together an exciting range of talent from across the musical landscape. “The Classics series continues to offer our community enjoyable and outstanding musical performances, which is a credit to the artistic direction,” said Cr Stefanopoulos. “Taking place outdoors in Stonnington’s historic parks and gardens you’ll get the best of musical, orchestral and vocal talent in stunning surrounds,” added Cr Stefanopoulos. The Classics: Opera Saturday 1 February, 7.30pm at Victoria Gardens, Prahran Award-winning Australian Director Cameron Menzies will bring political thriller Puccini’s Tosca to the stage, with an abridged version of this classic opera to be performed in …

Request Artists – DJ & Artists for Events Booking Platform

What is Request Artists?Request Artists is a marketplace where you can book the best Australian DJ’s and Artists for your events.  Request Artists service any event or special occasion in Australia.  For example: Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas Parties, Office / Corporate events ANY event that requires quality music by a well-known DJ.  Due to Request Artists’ extensive event and festival experience, they can also organise Sound and Audio-Visual if required (see below for more info).  Who formed Request Artists? John Course, John Curtin & Piero Giovannini are the three Founders behind Request Artists.  They each have extensive experience & contacts in venue bookings and event services via their networks.  They have all worked across the Music, Artist, Hospitality & Digital space for over 20 years and have a great passion for hosting quality events.  They are very well respected within the Music & Events Business community and have great music, event and marketing experience. What sparked the idea behind Request Artists?After being approached many times to play private events as a DJ, the idea of a booking …

Opera for the people

Opera For The People

The most famous arias and Australia’s most famous housewife, all under the stars for free! On Saturday 1 February 2020, Opera Australia and Anthony Pratt present Opera for the People, a free performance at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Hosting the evening will be the inimitable Dame Edna. “I’ve never graced Melbourne’s historic Music Bowl so hosting this Opera for the People is a first and it’ll be the operatic experience of a lifetime”. Edna will be joined on stage by some of Australia’s best singers, including local Melbournian Baritone Simon Meadows and Mezzo Soprano Angela Hogan. They will all perform alongside Orchestra Victoria under the baton of Brian Castles-Onion. The evening will be filled with exhilarating performances of opera’s best known arias and overtures including the Habanera from Carmen, Nessun Dorma from Turandot, and musical classics to sing along to from My Fair Lady and Annie Get your Gun. Opera for the People has a fantastic program that is sure to delight opera aficionados and novices alike. Thanks to the generosity of Anthony Pratt …

Melbourne’s biggest rooftop playground is open

Summertime Social Has Taken Over Federation Square Summertime Social has transformed Federation Square’s Skyline Terrace into Melbourne’s biggest rooftop playground in time for summer. With dazzling views of the Melbourne skyline from every angle and the ultimate selection of summer-inspired refreshments and mouth-watering feeds it’s the only place to be for fun-seeking Melbournites. The epic activation will run until 5th April 2020. There’s awesome game lanes alongside a huge line-up of nostalgic activities including everyone’s favourites (giant Jenga, obvs), luxe retro caravans and a huge communal lawn. Your summer is sorted with Summertime Social. It’s basically the best backyard ever! Perfect for enjoying summertime fun in the sun with your mates. Have a party or chill out with a drink, the choice is yours. Those in the mood to play should head to the lane games, ideal for a group catch up, work event or family outing. Take your pick from games including bocce, shuffleboard and skittles, all custom built for Summertime Social, and battle it out for bragging rights all summer. Great to enjoy …

WIN 1 x double pass for Bring It On the Musical

***COMPETITION TIME*** Bring It On the Musical, returns to Melbourne this month. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass to the preview. How to enter: 1-Share this post. 2-Like and follow us on social media 3-Tag a friend who you’d like to share the experience with down in the comment section 4-Competition closes on Monday 8thJuly 2019  *For more chances to win, fill out the form below. The pass is for Thursday 11thJyly 2019 at 7.30pm – Athenaeum Theatre – 188 Collins Street, Melbourne Photo by Nico Keenan DISCOUNT You can also purchase tickets for the Melbourne shows at a discounted rate (20%). Tickets to be purchased via Ticketek Enter the code MELBOURNE and  receive a 20% discount.

Marvel Journey of Heroes

Marvel will celebrate the 80th-year milestone of Marvel Comics this year with a free exhibition of iconic superhero artwork at Melbourne Central next to the iconic Shot Tower. The exhibition will honour the iconic characters and stories across every decade of Marvel’s rich history, from the early years as Timely Comics, to the latest adventures in the Marvel Universe fans know today. Launching as a small comic book brand (called Timely Comics) in 1939 with the publication of issue #1 that included the first-ever appearance of the Human Torch, the growth in popularity of Marvel Comics flourished under the guidance of legends such as Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Romita, Don Heck and countless other industry titans. Marvel Comics and the Marvel brand is now one of the most exciting and recognisable brands shaping pop culture, modern mythology and entertainment around the world. New York Times best-selling comic book author Tom Taylor is the official spokesperson for the exhibition. Taylor’s pedigree in comics makes him perfectly positioned to talk to the relevance and impact of Marvel’s comics in Australian culture, having written Spider-Man, …

6th annual Hot Dog Eating Competition

 If you think you can stomach this gutsy competition–presented by Cleaver’s Organic Beef Hot Dogs –grab your friends and get ready to indulge in all things hot-diggety-hotdog at Luna Park  on Saturday 20 July from 11am.   If you are just a spectator of this crazy hot dog gobbling action, make sure to take advantage of the Hot Dog Special Offer of 3 rides + 1 Cleaver’s Organic Beef Hot Dog for just $27.50. These special tickets can be pre-purchased online, or at the ticket box on the day.  We are also so lucky to have Billy Boyd, founder of Competitive Eating Australia, as our MC for the day working the crowd into a pre-kick-off frenzy for both the men’s and women’s eating competitions encouraging spectators to choose their favourite ‘chompetitor’ and cheer them on as they battle it out.  The ‘weiners’ announced and crowned ‘2019 Hot Dog Eating Champions’ by Billy will not only bask in the glory of eating the most hotdogs in 10 minutes, they will also each be taking home a prize of …