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The New Yorks EP Launch

Indie rockers The New Yorks have today announced their new single We Enjoy This Too Much, a seriously fun, guitar-driven bop reminiscent of The Wombats, out July 14. An endearing clip, featuring the charismatic half wolf/half human frontman Sir Wolf, accompanies We Enjoy This Too Much with a perfect nostalgic quality. This lively track is the second taste of their sophomore EP I Wish I Was You, But That’s Just Me, a collection of clever and irresistibly catchy songwriting, set for release on July 31. To celebrate the release, The New Yorks will be hitting the road, kicking off with a free show at Hotel Steyne in Sydney on August 18, then heading through their hometown of Adelaide on August 25 and wrapping up in Melbourne at the The Reverence on September 22.

  • 8.00PM till late
  • Free
  • The Reverence Hotel, 28 Napier St, Footscray VIC 3011
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Ugly Duckling (Fringe)

Duckie is… an ugly duck! She’s also adopted, a Z grade socialite (think the Kardashians poorer, less insta-famous next door neighbour) and suffers dysmorphic delusions of grandeur. Duckie is very discombobulated to learn that only cygnets, NOT ducks transform into beautiful swans. However Duckie won’t allow mere genetics to stand in her way as she utilises surgery, social media, celebrity, Botox, feathers and fillers to fulfil her self-appointed birthright. Part of The Butterfly club’s curated, Melbourne Fringe Festival season, Ugly Duckling combines all your favourite pop tunes like Lorde and Julia Michaels with everything you loved about films like Easy A, Ten things I hate about you and Clueless. Navigating the tricky terrain that every modern day femme faces, Duckie is Carrie Bradshaw on crack, with a little bit of KIMYE jumbled in for good measure. WIN TIX HERE

  • 8:30PM
  • $32
  • The Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, off Little Collins St, Melbourne Vic 3000
  • thebutterflyclub.com
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Kosher Bacon (Fringe)

As seen on SBS’s RAW Comedy, the Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World Competition and Channel 31’s The Leak. As heard on ABC Radio and Triple J. Writer for Channel 10’s The Project.
After a sold-out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Michael Shafar debuts Kosher Bacon; a show about contradictions like ‘round squares’, ‘hot ice’ or ‘delicious tofu’. WIN TIX HERE

  • Tuesday to Saturday 9.00PM | Sundays 8.00PM
  • $25
  • Melbourne Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne 3051
  • melbournefringe.com.au
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SELF (Fringe)

SELF is a thought-provoking journey into the psyche of an Artist and the human condition, expressed through choreography and original music composed exclusively for this new dance theatre production. As artists in this fast-paced and modern world, we lose ourselves in our work and life and can often struggle to cope with the pressures and expectations involved. SELF explores this through one man’s journey to find his true self.

  • Monday to Saturday 8.00PM | Matinee Saturday & Sunday 2.00PM | Sunday 6.00PM
  • $49
  • Chapel Off Chapel
  • chapeloffchapel.com.au
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After Hours Cabaret Club (Fringe)

With enough sass, charm and decadence to power a moonshine distillery… Welcome to the After Hours Cabaret Club where the hottest burlesque, cabaret, sideshow & circus stars go to let loose after working their glamorous show all over the Fringe. Witness the creme-de-la-creme of the carnie world do things you’ve never seen before, and may never see again. It’s dangerously debauched, scandalously sophisticated and outrageously unpredictable.
Remember, anything goes AFTER HOURS…

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The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the world’s most prestigious couture houses, the National Gallery of Victoria presents The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture.

Exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and includes a sumptuous display of more than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017.

Highlights include examples from Christian Dior’s iconic spring 1947 New Look collection, magnificent displays of Dior’s signature ball gowns and evening dresses, as well as designs from the inaugural couture collection of the House’s first female head designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

  • 10.00AM - 5.00PM
  • $26
  • NGV International, 180 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE
  • ngv.vic.gov.au
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Oktoberfest On Tap

4 OFFICIAL BIERS, 6 CRAZY WEEKS, 1 UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!
We’re kicking of Oktoberfest season with Australia’s first ever Oktoberfest Street Party on Saturday 16th September, and then moving into 6 weeks of incredible Oktoberfestivities! These epic festivities include; Bavarian feasting menus, official Oktoberfest biers on-tap (straight from the bier tents in Munich!), an “Oktober-Boss” competition, oom-pah-pah bands and plenty of BIG Bavarian entertainment! Munich Brauhaus is bringing the legendary bier festival that is Oktoberfest – directly to South Wharf, Melbourne.

  • 11.00AM 'til late
  • Free
  • Munich Brauhaus 45 South Wharf Promenade South Wharf, Melbourne, VIC 3006
  • oktoberfest.com.au
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Mozart’s Don Giovanni – Lets Rock and Roll

Emotionworks premier production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni is slashed to 90 minutes, electrified with the best classic rock songs of all time and performed at the funky, psychedelic Rubix warehouse – a hidden wonderland for Melbourne’s creative subculture. This is opera fusion!

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Royal Melbourne Show

 

The Royal Melbourne Show is back again with tons of fun stuff to do! Experience an unforgettable day out with the family and friends with hundreds of all-inclusive, interactive and fun activities and attractions. Whether you love all the fuzzy animals at the petting zoo or you’re a thrill seeker at heart and want to go on all the rides, you’ll definitely find something to do.

  • 9:30AM - 9:00PM
  • $40
  • Melbourne Showgrounds, 276-318 Epsom Road, Acot Vale VIC 3032
  • royalshow.com.au
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Trash Test Dummies (Fringe)

Prepare to never look at the humble household wheelie bin in the same way again. The award winning Trash Test Dummies are returning to amaze and delight Melbourne audiences this September.

Three dexterous dummies will take you on a journey into their limitless imaginations, with the humble household wheelie bin as their transformational muse.

With a little imagination the bins become cars, hideaway trenches, chariots, rocket ships, musical instruments and equipment for circus madness. There’s music, dance and epic immersive action!

Be prepared to have your funny bone strummed and your mind blown by what the human body is capable of!

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Teckelrennen Hophaus Annual Dachshund Race – The Running of the Wieners!

Hophaus Bavarian Bier Bar Grill along with Southgate and My Dachshund Online are proud to bring you the ‘Hophaus Annual Dachshund Race’ as part of Oktoberfest celebrations raising money for Dachshund Rescue Australia.

The races will be held at the Southgate Podium Level where heats start at 11am, finals and then a costume parade. An amazing day of fun to watch the gorgeous dachshunds running down a 15 meters long track – you should see them go!

  • 10.00AM - 1.30PM
  • Free
  • Southgate Podium Courtyard, outside HWT Tower / St John’s Church Hophaus, mid level, opposite the Southgate footbridge Southgate Melbourne, 3 Southgate Avenue Southbank. Opposite Flinders St Station on the banks of the Yarra River.
  • hophaus.com.au
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Royal Melbourne Show

 

The Royal Melbourne Show is back again with tons of fun stuff to do! Experience an unforgettable day out with the family and friends with hundreds of all-inclusive, interactive and fun activities and attractions. Whether you love all the fuzzy animals at the petting zoo or you’re a thrill seeker at heart and want to go on all the rides, you’ll definitely find something to do.

  • 9:30AM - 9:00PM
  • $40
  • Melbourne Showgrounds, 276-318 Epsom Road, Acot Vale VIC 3032
  • royalshow.com.au
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Kosher Bacon (Fringe)

As seen on SBS’s RAW Comedy, the Laugh Factory’s Funniest Person in the World Competition and Channel 31’s The Leak. As heard on ABC Radio and Triple J. Writer for Channel 10’s The Project.
After a sold-out season at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Michael Shafar debuts Kosher Bacon; a show about contradictions like ‘round squares’, ‘hot ice’ or ‘delicious tofu’. WIN TIX HERE

  • Tuesday to Saturday 9.00PM | Sundays 8.00PM
  • $25
  • Melbourne Lithuanian Club, 44 Errol Street, North Melbourne 3051
  • melbournefringe.com.au
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SELF (Fringe)

SELF is a thought-provoking journey into the psyche of an Artist and the human condition, expressed through choreography and original music composed exclusively for this new dance theatre production. As artists in this fast-paced and modern world, we lose ourselves in our work and life and can often struggle to cope with the pressures and expectations involved. SELF explores this through one man’s journey to find his true self.

  • Monday to Saturday 8.00PM | Matinee Saturday & Sunday 2.00PM | Sunday 6.00PM
  • $49
  • Chapel Off Chapel
  • chapeloffchapel.com.au
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Punch Drunk Love

All the single ladies, now put your hands up!
If you like boxing, booze and motivational babes, this event is for you!
A half day event starting off with a stress-relieving Box Fit class. Once you’ve worked up a sweat, grab a bevi, a cheese platter and take a spot on the mat. Sit back and relax while you d listen to our all-female line up talk about all things, Love, Relationships and Self-Worth.

We guarantee you will leave with a belly full of cheese and a heart full love love. WIN TIX HERE

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After Hours Cabaret Club (Fringe)

With enough sass, charm and decadence to power a moonshine distillery… Welcome to the After Hours Cabaret Club where the hottest burlesque, cabaret, sideshow & circus stars go to let loose after working their glamorous show all over the Fringe. Witness the creme-de-la-creme of the carnie world do things you’ve never seen before, and may never see again. It’s dangerously debauched, scandalously sophisticated and outrageously unpredictable.
Remember, anything goes AFTER HOURS…

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The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the world’s most prestigious couture houses, the National Gallery of Victoria presents The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture.

Exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and includes a sumptuous display of more than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017.

Highlights include examples from Christian Dior’s iconic spring 1947 New Look collection, magnificent displays of Dior’s signature ball gowns and evening dresses, as well as designs from the inaugural couture collection of the House’s first female head designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

  • 10.00AM - 5.00PM
  • $26
  • NGV International, 180 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE
  • ngv.vic.gov.au
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Oktoberfest On Tap

4 OFFICIAL BIERS, 6 CRAZY WEEKS, 1 UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!
We’re kicking of Oktoberfest season with Australia’s first ever Oktoberfest Street Party on Saturday 16th September, and then moving into 6 weeks of incredible Oktoberfestivities! These epic festivities include; Bavarian feasting menus, official Oktoberfest biers on-tap (straight from the bier tents in Munich!), an “Oktober-Boss” competition, oom-pah-pah bands and plenty of BIG Bavarian entertainment! Munich Brauhaus is bringing the legendary bier festival that is Oktoberfest – directly to South Wharf, Melbourne.

  • 11.00AM 'til late
  • Free
  • Munich Brauhaus 45 South Wharf Promenade South Wharf, Melbourne, VIC 3006
  • oktoberfest.com.au
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Full Metal Jacket and other Impractical Fashions

The Never Ending Story did end. No actual “Wolf” on Wall Street. Not even a small metallic-looking coat in Full Metal Jacket. Why don’t we keep our promises? This as well as other important questions will not be answered – nor asked – in the premier of Willem Richards’s new off-the-wall one man sketch show Full Metal Jacket and other impractical fashions at this year’s Melbourne Fringe Festival.

After his 4-star show in last year’s Melbourne Comedy Festival, Richards unveils an array of larger than life characters fused with his own unique brand of charming silliness. You will see a Doctor who refuses to diagnose his patients unless they are undressed – completely. A Clown who is so completely dead inside he will go to any length to feel something – anything. And an Employee who is being held back from excelling at work due to a very full tea cup – extreme word.

Before you come see Full Metal Jacket and other impractical fashions, go through your closet and wear your most ridiculous jacket to the show. Because laugther of the credulous kind is expected. WIN TIX HERE

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Trash Test Dummies (Fringe)

Prepare to never look at the humble household wheelie bin in the same way again. The award winning Trash Test Dummies are returning to amaze and delight Melbourne audiences this September.

Three dexterous dummies will take you on a journey into their limitless imaginations, with the humble household wheelie bin as their transformational muse.

With a little imagination the bins become cars, hideaway trenches, chariots, rocket ships, musical instruments and equipment for circus madness. There’s music, dance and epic immersive action!

Be prepared to have your funny bone strummed and your mind blown by what the human body is capable of!

  • 3.00PM
  • Monday to Saturday 2.00PM
  • Emerald City - The Gingerbread House Meat Market North Melbourne
  • melbournefringe.com.au
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The Melbourne Wedding & Bride Bridal Expo 2017

The Melbourne Wedding & Bride Bridal Expo weekend will allow brides-to-be to meet industry leaders in the wedding space, minimising the stress of planning the happiest day of their life.

In addition to featuring more than 150 exclusive displays from Australia’s finest bridal professionals and over 200 exhibitors, the weekend extravaganza includes bridal fashion parades, a wedding fashion showcase, an exclusive handmade chocolate wedding dress as well as wedding car displays featuring limousines, hot rods, classic cars and more.

While gaining inspiration and wedding advice from the best in the industry, attendees will receive free samples and have the opportunity to take advantage of free hair and make-up trials.

Wedding and Bridal Bridal Expo will be running an interactive wedding wish feature to aid in supporting and raising awareness for My Wedding Wish – My Wedding Wish is a national charity where couples who are facing terminal illness can apply to receive a fully gifted wedding ceremony.

  • Friday 5.00PM - 9.30PM | Saturday 10.00AM - 4.00PM | Sunday 10.00AM - 3.00PM
  • Free for Brides
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - Exhibition Centre Entrance, 2 Clarendon Street, South Wharf
  • weddingandbrideexpo.com.au
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The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the world’s most prestigious couture houses, the National Gallery of Victoria presents The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture.

Exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and includes a sumptuous display of more than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017.

Highlights include examples from Christian Dior’s iconic spring 1947 New Look collection, magnificent displays of Dior’s signature ball gowns and evening dresses, as well as designs from the inaugural couture collection of the House’s first female head designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

  • 10.00AM - 5.00PM
  • $26
  • NGV International, 180 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE
  • ngv.vic.gov.au
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Oktoberfest On Tap

4 OFFICIAL BIERS, 6 CRAZY WEEKS, 1 UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!
We’re kicking of Oktoberfest season with Australia’s first ever Oktoberfest Street Party on Saturday 16th September, and then moving into 6 weeks of incredible Oktoberfestivities! These epic festivities include; Bavarian feasting menus, official Oktoberfest biers on-tap (straight from the bier tents in Munich!), an “Oktober-Boss” competition, oom-pah-pah bands and plenty of BIG Bavarian entertainment! Munich Brauhaus is bringing the legendary bier festival that is Oktoberfest – directly to South Wharf, Melbourne.

  • 11.00AM 'til late
  • Free
  • Munich Brauhaus 45 South Wharf Promenade South Wharf, Melbourne, VIC 3006
  • oktoberfest.com.au
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Gluten Free Expo

The Melbourne Gluten Free Expo is the only dedicated gluten free expo in VIC.

The Expo offers a great opportunity to discover, taste and buy everything that’s new in gluten free foods as well as pick up a bargain with many show specials.

There will be cooking demonstrations on the Coles stage and a dedicated education stage where visitors to the Expo can find out what’s new, with expert dietitians and medical practitioners sharing the latest developments in diet, coeliac disease management and research.

  • 9.00AM - 4.00PM
  • $18
  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre, 2 Clarendon Street South Wharf, Victoria Australia
  • glutenfreeexpo.com.au
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Art Party

Inspired by NGV’s blockbuster exhibitions The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture and Hokusai, Art Party is an exhilarating party that offers teens (aged 13 – 17) exclusive after-hours access to these major exhibitions at NGV. Guests will be treated to pop-up art workshops and interactive activities, captivating dance performances by students from Albert Park College and live DJ sets by teen DJs, DJ LAIKS and DJ Sunday.

  • 6.00PM - 9.30PM
  • Student $18 | Member $15.
  • NGV International, 180 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE
  • ngv.vic.gov.au
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On The Go: Full Moon Festival

Come along on Sunday 8 October and discover the many delicious flavours, aromas, sounds and colours of this traditional festivity during this free day long celebration of arts and culture from our local Chinese community.

Join us in a day of celebrations with stunning performances and displays that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Delight in a selection of traditional street foods and enjoy a jam-packed schedule of entertainment including the awe-inspiring dlion dance featuring five lions and Melbourne’s largest and longest Hong Kong style performing dragon. Plus kung fu demonstrations, children’s craft and melbourne’s best street food.

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Shaken: Baritones Belting Bond

The Man. The Number. The License. His name is Bond, James Bond.
Perfect for newbies and know-it-alls alike, Shaken plunges head first into over 50 years of James Bond iconography. Pitting the seven ‘James Bond’ actors against each other in a race to determine, scientifically, which of them is the greatest all-time Bond.

Winner of the Ballarat Cabaret Award and nominated for Best Cabaret at Melbourne Fringe 2016, Shaken is packed with some of the greatest Bond themes, trivia, and anecdotes from the last 55 years. Including hits from Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Gladys Knight, and Tina Turner, Shaken is a wildly entertaining, and light hearted look at the man known simply as 007.

Whether you’re a new convert to Bond movies through Craig or Brosnan, a fan of the kitschy Moore era, or a classic Connery devotee, Shaken is the show for you. Come and join Barkle and Clark as they stir up the audience, shake up their martinis, and belt Bond like you’ve never heard it before.

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Beatlemania on Tour

The international hit tribute show, ‘Beatlemania on Tour’, will see audiences relive the heyday of one of the world’s favourite pop acts. The spectacular show recreates a true Beatles experience with stunning costumes, state-of-the-art lighting and production, replica instruments, and all songs performed with exquisite attention to detail and in their original key.

Over 30 of the Beatles biggest and most treasured hits will be performed live on stage. Making up the band is four Australian performers, Cameron Charters who sings live as Paul McCartney, Zac Coombs as John Lennon, Brent McMullen as George Harrison and Ben Harper as Ringo. WIN TIX HERE

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Melbourne Fitness Show

When you get the best trainers, nutritionists and fitness identities in the one place alongside the latest fitness products and classes you can’t help but feel inspired. Enjoy a motivational boost and discover the latest trends in fitness and health at the Fitness Show, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, October 13-15. WIN TIX HERE

  • Friday 2.00PM - 9.00PM | Saturday & Sunday 10.00AM - 5.00PM
  • From $25
  • Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • fitness-show.com.au
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The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture

In celebration of the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the world’s most prestigious couture houses, the National Gallery of Victoria presents The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture.

Exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and includes a sumptuous display of more than 140 garments designed by Christian Dior Couture between 1947 and 2017.

Highlights include examples from Christian Dior’s iconic spring 1947 New Look collection, magnificent displays of Dior’s signature ball gowns and evening dresses, as well as designs from the inaugural couture collection of the House’s first female head designer, Maria Grazia Chiuri.

  • 10.00AM - 5.00PM
  • $26
  • NGV International, 180 ST KILDA ROAD, MELBOURNE
  • ngv.vic.gov.au
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Oktoberfest in the Gardens

Inspired by our love of the traditional Bavarian festival and great beer, Oktoberfest in the Gardens features two massive beer halls, authentic German food stalls, roving performers, sideshow alley, silent disco and an eclectic mix of entertainment and competitions across multiple stages throughout the afternoon and evening.

Taste your way across Europe with a large selection of imported German beer, cider, wine and a range of other beverages.

As an added bonus, your ticket to Oktoberfest in the Gardens includes a commemorative event stein (550ml) and can of German beer (or non-alcoholic alternative) on entry.

Last year’s events SOLD OUT so make sure you get in quick.

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