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A BRIEF HISTORY OF DRAG

 The UK’s queen of live vocal drag, Velma Celli, is bringing her showstopping cabaret, A Brief History of Drag, to Australia in January and February.  Following a successful UK tour and a smash hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, A Brief History of Drag is a heartfelt, camp journey through some of the best moments in drag history including music, pop culture, film and theatre.  Velma’s killer vocals will have audiences dancing along to songs from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots, David Bowie, RuPaul and more.  Intercutting the musical performances are stories from drag history which shine a light on political decisions that affected gay culture and historical moments like the infamous Stonewall riots.  Velma has played almost every venue in London including an impressive two-year residency at the Hippodrome Casino in Leicester Square, as well as the legendary Birdland and 54 Below in New York City. She has performed with pop icon Anastasia and musical theatre legends including Ruthie Henshall, Kerry Ellis and Francis Ruffelle, and …

MLIVE 2019

Following a critically acclaimed inaugural year, the MLIVE 2019 season has launched. Monash Academy of Performing Arts (MAPA) has curated a sensational program of Australian and international live music, theatre and dance that is certain excite.  Commencing in March and running until October 2019, the season is broken up into five program themes: Progress, Weightless, Family Fiesta, Symphonic and Wood, Metal & Vibrating Air, each offering a series of carefully curated events suitable for all ages and tastes.  Created with the aim of making the performing arts accessible to Melbourne’s diverse communities, MLIVE is a year-round program of events spanning across a range of genres including theatre, jazz, classical music, dance, musicals, and children’s theatre. Tickets to the 2019 season of MLIVE are on sale now. For more information, the full program and to book, visit http://www.monash.edu/mlive. 

Get your Summer Skates On

For the first three weeks of December, the Queen Victoria Market will play host to the Air Canada Ice Rink – Melbourne’s first ever summer outdoor ice skating rink. Those who crave a small taste of a white Christmas experience can hit the ice and show off their moves in a 45-minute session for the small price of $15 (adults), $10 (kids under 14) or a family of four for just $45. Sessions run every hour and can be purchased rink side – though we recommend pre-purchasing tickets online to avoid disappointment. Canadian-themed treats like maple syrup ice cream and poutine (a delicious concoction of french fries, gravy and cheese curds for the uninitiated) are also available for purchase aside the ice rink as well as popcorn and fairy floss for the kids (and young at heart). If you are thinking of taking the team from work for a little bit of skating fun, why not pair it with the Wednesday Summer Night markets for a spectacular feed for the perfect work Christmas party with …

Summer Nights – the Night Markets Return for 2019

The Summer Night Markets kicked off last week again and despite being a somewhat miserable night, the event proved to be as popular as ever with crowds turning up to get a taste of their favourite food stalls and check out some new flavours for the 2018/19 season. The Market boasts 60 global street food stalls and this year the delicious dining options are better than ever with all the usual favourites like Mussel Pot, Running Bull Sangria and Wonderbao returning again with their popular offering, as well as donut balls of every possible flavour including Nutella, salted caramel and melted marshmallow from Taki’s Balls – you’ll find these quite addictive, but they are perfect to share. If you like your dinner with a side of Instagrammable flair, be sure to check out Flying Noodles for their servings of noodles that float in mid air over the plate, over chopsticks held by seemingly invisible hands. Beer, wine and cider is also on offer from local breweries, Brick Lane, Coldstream and Mitchelton Wines. The Summer Night …

WIN x1 double Pass for Performance Management – Every Office is a Circus!

WIN x1 double Pass for Performance Management – Every Office is a Circus! Because Every Office is a Circus! Forget waiting for the circus to come to town… it all plays out in every office every day and everywhere from 9-5! From the two-faced antics of corporate clowns and frenetic multi-tasking jugglers to water cooler wankers and a cavalcade of cubicle crazies, take a ringside seat for Performance Management at Chapel off Chapel 12-16 December. Here is your chance to win 1 x double pass on us! All you need to do is tag a friend who you’d like to go with below (make sure your friend follows us too). Competition closes on 07thDecember 2018.  *Get a bigger chance to win by filling out the form on our Win Page, link in bio* For more information: http://bit.ly/circusmelb

Melbourne Music Week

Clear your calendar for a week of parties, performances and one-off gigs across the city. The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) will be the official Hub for Melbourne Music Week (MMW) 2018. The iconic space, located in the heart of Melbourne’s most highly visited location (Fed Square), will host a slew of free and ticketed events from November 16 – 24. ACMI’s Gallery One will be the event’s main hub and bar, along with the Lightwell, providing a unique music space that delivers high quality audio and video production and some of the most immersive performances Melburnians have ever seen. Beloved Aussie rock band You Am I will be making their MMW debut, headlining Melbourne Town Hall for a legendary set incorporating The Grand Organ. A crowd favourite over the years, The Grand Organ can produce anything from the slightest whisper to a booming thunder, pushing 90,000 cubic feet of air a minute through its 10,000 pipes. Support will come from post-punk cult rockers New War in what promises to be an intensely …

Melbourne’s most popular outdoor Beer Festival is here

Get excited people, Melbourne BeerFest just got a whole lot better. We are thrilled to announce our much loved music, comedy and craft brew line-up is heading to Moonee Valley Racetrack this November! Now in its 10th year, BeerFest Australia is more than just a craft beer expo, it celebrates all the good things in life that are better with beer. Over 300 unique, exotic and small batch craft beers, ciders, cocktails and wines, hand crafted and perfectly complemented by Melbourne’s most decadent local street food. BeerFest offers Melburnians the chance to expand their knowledge from the very best in the industry. It is the ultimate one-on-one experience; offering an up close and personal look into each brewer’s individual signature style. There will be masterclasses, live demonstrations, as well as plenty of tastings. Brewers at BeerFest in Melbourne include: Southern Bay Brewing Fury and Son Brewing Company Brick Lane Brewing Co. Thunder Road Brewing Tin Shed Cider  Mr. Banks Brewing Co. Two Birds Brewing KAIJU Beer Hop Nation Bellarine Estate Burnley Brewing Entertainment BeerFest has …

Peninsula Vine Hop Festival 2018

Get ready for your taste buds to dance, at the Peninsula VineHop Festival With most ticket options to the VineHop Saturday selling out quickly, attention is turning to the Peninsula VineHop Festival’s foodie-focused event, the PostHop Sunday Session on Sunday 18 November. With a relaxed ‘Sunday Session’ feel, the PostHop Sunday will be a five-course food and drink pairing event held at Hickinbotham of Dromana, with a focus upon maximising flavour in a relaxed environment. According to event organiser Lisa MacGregor, everyone who attends the PostHop Sunday event will be given a ‘Degustation Passport’ entitling them to a five-course picnic style lunch, to enjoy at their own leisure throughout the day. “Each course has been specifically matched with a premium Peninsula beer, wine or cider, which can be purchased on the day,” said Lisa. Passport holders can opt for vegetarian options, or indulge on the following degustation menu: A selection of three Boatshed cheeses, served with crackers (can be GF) Matched with Hickinbotham Estate Merlot or a Mornington Peninsula Brewery VinAle Grilled fish taco, corn …

Join in the spook-tacular fun at ‘Luna Dark’ if you dare!

HAVE YOURSELF A HAUNTED HALLOWEEN AT LUNA PARK AND YOU’LL BE GUARANTEED A DARK CASE OF THE HAIR-RAISING HEEBIE-JEEBIES! As Luna Park transforms into the ghoulishly delightful Luna Dark you’ll be a sad spook to miss out on Melbourne’s biggest costume party this Halloween! So what’s in store for the brave guests willing to plunge into the world of Luna Dark and experience the scariest two-days and four-nights in town (26-28th and 31st October). The House of Horrors – For the fearless punters ONLY! Enter into the darkness to witness the zombie doctor inflict blood-curdling terror on his deathly patients. Menacing monsters everywhere – Make sure to look around every corner and behind shoulders because you never know when a staggering zombie, ghostly ghoul or creepy cadaver will reach and grab you! Fresh from the local tombstones in the area, this terrifying troupe will not stop until they sniff you out. And while you are checking behind you don’t forget to look up at nine-metre long ‘Giant Web’ housing a set of slinky spiders spectacularly suspended …

Live Your Dream With 100% Wine & Brew Tours

100% Wine & Brew Tours specialise in tours around Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges. This touring company will let you customise your experience to your vision whether it is simply a luxurious day of cheeses and wines to a mixture of wine, craft brewery’s and a heart-warming lunch located in the most popular of Mornington Peninsula, Macedon Ranges or Yarra Valley regions. Tours start from $60 a head with a minimum group of 8 all the way up to 45 people. The tour includes bus transfers to and from locations which includes pick up and drop off. The tour host will entertain you with games and sing-a-long’s to keep you laughing all day with compliments of the beauty of the venues you will be attending. These tours are perfect for a birthday celebration, hens/bucks night or an end of year work Christmas party. Content wording and images from 100% Wine & Tours We know how much you love wine, so we have partnered up with 100% Wine & Brew Tours this year. …