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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.

SET UP CAMP AND SHOP UP A STORM AT HIGHPOINT THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS Highpoint

Highpoint Shopping Centre’s smallest scouts will set up camp for a week of adventure, play and interactive health and wellness workshops these winter school holidays, from Saturday 29 June to Sunday 7 July. Camp Highpoint will bring the outdoors in, hosting daily workshops where kids can polish their scout-skills and collect unique badges to show off their efforts. Happy campers can also zen out at the yoga and meditation classes hosted by Little Warriors or find a spot inside a teepee to chill out. For the more adventurous, scientist Dr Loz will be hosting Survival Mode workshops for campers amidst the mountains and trees, and positive food educator Foost will be teaching hikers how to prepare a healthy lunch when trekking into the wild. Activities at Camp Highpoint are free to enjoy and will run as sessions on a drop-in basis. Adults won’t miss out on the fun either as Highpoint Shopping Centre will host its July Shopping Day on Wednesday 3 July 2019, from 9am to 11pm. Shoppers can update their winter wardrobe, relishing over 200 exclusive offers from leading retailers including …

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 …

Two on the Night Train

We’re on the train to nowhere “Two strangers wake up on a mysterious train one morning. They have no idea how they got there, no sense of their ultimate destination, and can only tell one thing for sure – day is turning  to night, and the train is not stopping.” The description sounds like a metaphor for life,  and Two on the Night Train is just that. A play about nothing, but yet also so much at the same time. Two-person cast Katherine Pearson and Frazer Lee lead a never-ending train journey, time and time again switching and changing situations and possibilities as each part of the story runs parallel with the other. The ‘who’ and the ‘where’ remaining steadfastly consistent, yet the ‘why’ never seeming to become clear to either. They are tortured in by the notion that simply ‘existing,’ being neither good nor bad, travelling closer to, other further away from one’s final destination, being uncertain, vague and not knowing what you want, who you are or what your purpose is, is in fact …

Nocturnal

Following a string of successful past events, I was excited to attend the Melbourne Museum’s monthly live music event, Nocturnal.This month, as is fitting for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Nocturnalput on an all jazz setlist. Entering the spacious atrium, my friends and I found the occasion to be in full-swing. Melodic echoes of beat boxing and vocal reproductions rang out as we wove through the colourful crowd. As with the previous events, there was a whimsical array of lights projected onto the ceiling and bouncing off every shined surface. What impressed me wasn’t merely the talent of the acts but also their adaptability. The entrance of the Melbourne Museum is (undeniably) a peculiar space for live music, with its mezzanine floor, and glassy, modern architecture. However, the performers and sound crew seemed to have made a deliberate effort to play to the venue, and they pulled it off spectacularly. There were no acoustic knockbacks or audio mishaps, but instead a chorus of perfected sound and colour bringing another unique set of experiences to life. …

WHEN THE LIGHT LEAVES

All I knew about When The Light Leaves before seeing it was that it was a play, based on a true story, about euthanasia. Specifically, it’s a story put on by Citizen Theatre with the release coinciding with the implementation of Victoria’s new Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws set to come into effect on June 19. The story is fictional but based on the real experiences of playwright Rory Godbold. Godbold’s father publicly acquired Nembutal, the drug used to euthanise pets and animals, before dying in 2015. Arriving at La Mama Courthouse, I sat in the quaint waiting area before the doors opened and the patrons migrated into the theatre. What was immediately noticeable was that every prop was suspended in the air. Apples, books and lights hung as though in space. A sense of distance from reality took hold before the play even began. As the play started, I saw the props used to great effect despite never touching the ground. Telephone calls, gift exchanges and arguments were expressed beautifully as they swung like …