Our Top Picks
Abbotsford / Brunswick / Carlton / Collingwood / Fitzroy / Parkville / Northcote / North Melbourne
There is so much happening on a daily basis in Melbourne’s inner north it’s often hard to keep track of all the exciting and wonderful events taking place in this glorious region. We here at Inner Circle Magazine are constantly on the look out for new and engaging happenings – be they gigs, comedy shows, art installations, product launches or independent community events – and to help you find the best our region has to offer, we’ve complied a list of our top picks and suggestions of things to do each day this week.
Mon / 9th Jan / 2017
Passionate Tongues featuring Amy Bodossian
The Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick / 7:30pm
If poetry is your thing, head down to The Brunswick Hotel on Monday. Hosted by ‘the patron-saint of Melbourne poetry,’ poet and photographer Michael Reynolds, what began as a one-off gig on Valentine’s Day in 1999, has turned into one of the longest running gigs in Melbourne, now hosted every second Monday at The Brunswick Hotel, with a diverse range of features from Melbourne and sometimes from beyond, and a substantial space for open mic, it is great for first time readers or performers.
This week features critically acclaimed performance artist, story teller, cabaret starlet, poet and character comedienne, Amy Bodossian, She’s been on Spicks and Specks, been nominated for a Green Room Award, and performed at countless festivals around Australia. These include The Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, The Big day Out, The Adelaide Fringe, Melbourne Fringe, and The Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Event Link
Tue / 10th Jan / 2017
Shimmerlands Outdoor Cinemas – One More Time with Feeling
The University of Melbourne, Parkville / 8.30 pm
Shimmerlands Outdoor Cinemas is featuring ‘One More Time with Feeling’ a documentary about Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ sixteenth studio album The Skeleton Tree, One More Time With Feeling is perhaps the most grief-ridden and devastating work in the 59-year-old’s multi medium-spanning oeuvre. Originally a performance-based concept, One More Time With Feeling documents Cave’s nigh-impossible reconciliation with the world around him following the tragic death of his 15-year-old son. Event Link
Wed / 11th Jan / 2017
BLOOM (EP launch)
The Workers Club, Fitzroy / 8.30pm
Check out BLOOM at the Workers Club on Wednesday the 11th of January as she debuts her new single with her live band. BLOOM is a musician from the Mornington Peninsula who recently released her first four track EP, ‘Bitter Sweet’ and came runners up in the Melbourne Music Bank competition 2016. BLOOM blends indie/pop vibes with ambient neyo/soul influences. Event Link
Thurs / 12th Jan / 2017
The Comic’s Lounge, North Melbourne / 6:30pm
If you looking for a laugh on Thursday night, why not head over to The Comic’s Lounge to see Lehmo.
Lehmo is one of Australia’s most experienced and well-travelled comedians, and his live work has seen him headline at comedy clubs for well over ten years in all corners of the globe – USA, UK, Ireland, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Lehmo currently hosts the new GOLD 104.3 breakfast show in Melbourne with Jo Stanley from 6am to 9am every weekday morning and is a panellist on Network Ten’s The Project, appearing on the show every Friday.
If you can’t make Thursday, he is also on stage Wednesday, Friday and Saturday this week. Event Link
Fri / 13th Jan / 2017
The Penny Black, Brunswick / 9pm
Summer screams Reggae, so if this is your thing head down to The Penny Black on Friday night to catch Sol Nation.
Infectious rhythm, worldly lyrics and impassioned musicianship are just the beginning for any Sol Nation performance. From Dili to Cairns, Lisbon to Rio, Sol Nation draws upon a wealth of international musical culture to bring you a melting pot of Reggae, Samba, Funk, Salsa, East Timorese folk and African dance music. Event Link
Sat / 14th Jan / 2017
Stacks On Festival
Ceres Environment Park, Brunswick East / 1:15pm-10pm
This party cannot be missed.
Stacks On Festival is billed as an “Interactive Playground Day Party”, and we couldn’t think of a more apt title.
Held on the beautiful grounds of Ceres Environment Park, Stacks On is set to deliver with an eclectic program of immersive games, puzzles, role-play, circus and theatricals alongside an epic and diverse line-up of Australian and international DJ’s and artists.
Slip into your most outrageous and colourful outfit and prepare to get freaky at Stacks On this weekend. Event Link
Sun / 8th Jan / 2017
Lost and Found Market
Lygon St, Brunswick East / 10am-6pm
The Lost and Found Market started out as a group of collectors selling things in abandoned nightclub on Smith Street, Collingwood in 2005. They have since moved several times, to ever larger spaces until 2011 when they found their current building, a massive 1000 square metre warehouse located in Brunswick East.
They are the biggest indoor market in the Northern suburbs, with over 60 stallholders selling vintage furniture, industrial, lighting, art, fashion, books, musical instruments, records, kitchenalia and bric-a-brac as well as a huge variety of vintage and retro items.
The event runs on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm at 551 Lygon St. in Brunswick East, and come highly recommended! Event Link
Feature Image Credit: BLOOM Facebook