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 / 16th Jan / 2017
Carlton Gardens, Carlton / 7am
For the early risers, head to Carlton Gardens at 7:00am on Monday morning for a Parkour fitness session hosted by Melbourne Parkour. Parkour (or Freerunning) is the non-competitive physical discipline of training to move freely over and through any terrain using only the abilities of the body, principally through running, jumping, climbing and quadrupedal movement. Melbourne Parkour has been around in one form or another since 2004 and their workshops and classes are suitable for all ages and abilities. The non-competitive nature of parkour means you have the freedom to progress at your own pace. FOr insurance purposes, you will have to have attended one of their First Timers classes first. If you can’t make this Monday, Parkour Fitness classes are held in Carlton Gardens every monday. They also run a Fundamentals of Parkour class every thursday in Collingwood, as well as a selection of other classes dotted around the city. All sessions must be pre-booked. Event Link
Funny At The Brunny
The Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick / 8.30 pm
Start your year with a laugh and head down to The Brunswick Hotel for Funny at the Brunny to see some of the big hitters of the Melbourne comedy scene such as Nick Cody and Khaled Khalafalla alongside a bunch of great up and coming local comedians. Best of all its free, and with $10 jugs of draught, why wouldn’t you head to the Brunny this monday? Event Link
Tue / 17th Jan / 2017
The Liminanas with special guests The Pink Tiles
Northcote Social Club, Northcote / 8pm
The Limiñanas, one of France’s most beloved treasures, play Australia for the first time this January with their 5-piece band. Bringing their love of sixties punk, Italian pop, movie soundtracks and Seventies rock tracks to Melbourne’s north, this is set to be a good time!
Formed around duo Lionel and Marie Limiñanas, The Limiñanas will be promoting their latest album Malamore, rooted in garage-punk but with the flair and range of a movie soundtrack. Event Link
Wed / 18th Jan / 2017
The Happy Prince at La Mamma Theatre, Carlton / 6.30pm
Head to La Mamma Theatre in Carlton on Wednesday night to catch the opening of The Happy Prince.
Based on Oscar Wilde’s iconic fairy tale, The Happy Prince, created especially for the 2017 Midsumma Festival, is an adults-only parable of a selfless swallow and a golden statue reveals the betrayal inherent in perceptions of gender, beauty, sex, and class. Memorialised in living death as a golden statue, a happy prince convinces a swallow to deliver jewels to the poor until, eventually, each of their hearts is broken. Little Ones Theatre transposes this moral and social allegory of Victorian oppression into the world of contemporary homo-sexual iconography.
If you can’t make Wednesday night, the show runs until January 29th and will set you back just $25 or $15 for concessions. Event Link
Thurs / 19th Jan / 2017
Verge – before the beginning (Group Art Exhibition)
in.cube8r gallery, Collingwood / 6pm-8pm
If you stood at the threshold, what would you see? And what would happen if you never stepped over?
in.cube8r gallery presents Verge: before the beginning, an exhibition of Australia’s emerging artists & diverse raw talent. Exploring themes of the unknown, Verge contemplates life on the cusp. Artists imagine what it is like to walk along the edge and what might be waiting on the other side. Join the team at in.cube8r and delve into their dreams, hopes and fears, filled with anticipation and brimming with questions.
Journey to the unknown with: Natalia Bennett, Maegan Brown, Rebecca Brookman, Taylor Conacher, Claire Daly Davies, Alexandra English, Alex Hooves, Scarlett Mellows, Kat Niclis, Aniquah Stevenson, Madeleine Thornton-Smith, Rosie Whelan. Curated by Tess Wait.
If you can’t make it down to the opening night, don’t worry! The exhibition continues until Sunday 5th February 2017. Event Link
Fri / 20th Jan / 2017
Spotted Mallard, Brunswick / 8pm
Be sure to head to the Spotted Mallard on Friday night to catch Aine Tyrrell. In early 2015 the Irish born singer songwriter took the pieces of her life and songs into the desert on a musical and spiritual journey. Recording outdoors beneath the stars and in abandoned mines amongst the red dust of the Australian outback, the fragments took form, resulting in the release of her stunning debut album Queen of Swords.
Aine’s music cradles the spirit of her native homeland, and tips the cap to a notable family history of Irish music tradition. Ache, honesty, elated melodies and garnishing rhythms which a thousand years of ancestry have slammed foot to floorboards to for both celebration and protest. Aine’s music has grown from those traditional Irish roots into a truly contemporary sound. Her music is tribal and wild, but also fragile and heartbreaking and most of all immaculately crafted. With Special Guest Sarah Carroll. Event Link
Sat / 21st Jan / 2017
The Fitzroy Market
Corner of Napier St. and Greeves St., Fitzroy / 10am-3pm
The Fitzroy Market in 2017 to bring us a fantastic variety of amazing stalls. You’ll be able to find anything from plants to vinyl, candles, crepes, coffee, gozleme, fresh juice, gelati, Turkish throws, hand made cards, loads of hand-made gifts and a whole bunch cool people to hang out with. This is the Fitzroy community at it’s best! Event Link
Sun / 22nd Jan / 2017
The Pre-Rainbow Market
CERES Environment Park, Brunswick East / 10am-4pm
There’s more shopping to be done this weekend, and this time it’s in preparation for Rainbow Serpent 2017 at The Pre-Rainbow Market. This year features a fantastic selection of the colourful, wonderful and sometimes weird, so if you’re headed to Rainbow Serpent this year and want to upgrade your sparkles, don’t miss this one. And even if you aren’t going to Rainbow, everybody needs a little more colour in their wardrobe, right? Event Link
Feature Image Credit: Facebook Funny at the Brunny