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 / 13th Feb / 2017
Funny at the Brunny
The Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick / 8pm
It’s that time again, so head to the Brunswick Hotel for Funny at the Brunny, the free fortnightly comedy bonanza at one of our Brunswick favourites.
Tue / 14th Feb / 2017
Valentines Day Cajun Dance Party
Open Studio, Northcote / 8.00pm
It’s Valentines Day! So what better than a good old Cajun dance party! Featuring Melbournes own ‘Johnny Can’t Dance’ Cajun Band and Gob Iron Stringband. It’s just $10 entry, and you can get a sweet crepe of your choice plus a glass of Sangria for just $12!
Wed / 15th Feb / 2017
Kagerou – Study of Translating Performance
Arts House, North Melbourne / 7:30pm
Something a little different this Wednesday, head to the Arts House in North Melbourne for this documentary-style theatrical performance about a woman who lost her husband to the 2011 tsunami in Japan.
On March, 2011 a woman living in Hisanohama, a port town in Fukushima, Japan lost her husband when he was swept away by a tsunami. This intimate, documentary-style performance tells her story through her own words and voice. Or so it seems.
Kagerou – Study of Translating Performance interweaves sound recordings and video footage of Hisanohama, actors and simultaneous Japanese/English interpretation to create an immersive and uniquely powerful meditation on translation in the aftermath of Fukushima through the life and thoughts of a woman who still lives there.
Comparing the great distances between victim and actor, the English and Japanese language, Fukushima and Melbourne, Hamanaka Company explore objectivity, pathos and sympathy to ask: can we feel intimacy with a tragedy that happened so far away? And what gets lost in the act of translation?
Thurs / 16th Feb / 2017
South of Johnston, Collingwood / 7.00pm
PeaceMeals is a community where people of all backgrounds sit together to share food and conversation. Everyone gets involved in the kitchen at South of Johnston to cook up a meal for 50 or so, chat to others, listen to some remarkable stories, eat a delicious meal, clean and wash up. Here, strangers become friends. What a great way to spend your Thursday evening!
Fri / 17th Feb / 2017
The Foreign Brothers present: The Fitzroy Roller JAM
The Night Cat, Fitzroy / 8pm
Roller skates and good music, there’s no surely no better combination!
Back by popular demand and after round 1 and 2 at Melbourne Music Week 2014/2015, the Foreign Brothers are bringing back the ROLLER JAM and for the first time EVER at the Night Cat!!
BYO or hire your skates on the night and move around the legendary central stage to the sound of our tightly curated – Roller friendly – line-up featuring: Prequel, Animal Feelings (NY), Sugar Fed Leopards, Dj Hussey, #Manchild and Sleazy Roots
Holding to the philosophy of past events, The Roller Jam is intended to bring together people of diverse backgrounds under the banner of peace, love, unity and having fun.
Sat / 18th Feb / 2017
BUENO w/ Alex Ferrer (Deeplomatic, Spain)
Railway Hotel, Brunswick / 6pm
BUENO continues its summer festivities with a house and techno fiesta ramping up in February with one of Spain’s most in demand DJs Alex Ferrer!
Alex Ferrer along with a busy tour schedule also is the head of the quality Deeplomatic Recordings label which consistently puts out dancefloor focused tech house and techno globally. Alex is also joined by a very special guest DJ from north of border, Whitecat, from highly respected Sydney outfit Mantra Collective.
BUENO is really stepping up with this addition with extra decor, lights, moustaches, and the usual inflatable play things to match the music Railway has planned for the night!
The headliners are joined by residents and Melbourne favourites Acid Safari, Dylan Griffin, TheCamiloS and Jade May. One not to be missed.
Sun / 19th Feb / 2017
Niine with RAThammock, Take Your Time and Chick Habit
Bar Open, Fitzroy / 8pm
Melbourne’s very own avalanche pop artist Niine (pronounced Ni-Nah) will be performing another unique and fiery show at Bar Open. This live performance will debut some tasty new tunes from Niine as she takes the stage with her super fly band members and some special guests. This performance will give Niine fans a unique spoonful of what’s to come from the little pocket rocket this year. The night boasts a stellar line up with performances from cappuccino pop duo Take Your Time and wizards of rock RAThammock while 3MDR’s Chick Habit DJ’s Michelle and Sally will be playing bangers throughout the night.
And it’s only $5!
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