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 / 1st May / 2017
Brickman Wonders of the World LEGO® Exhibition
Melbourne Museum, Carlton / Daily
LEGO FANS! This week is your last chance to hit up the LEGO® Wonders of the World exhibition at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton. The exhibition runs until the 7th.
This is the biggest interactive LEGO® exhibition to come to Melbourne, and gives you the chance to explore the Empire State Building, Arc De Triomphe, Big Ben and other world-famous landmarks, all made from LEGO®!
Tue / 2nd May / 2017
Countdown Beyonce Dance Class
The Old Market Studio, Brunswick / 7:15pm
Get a little jazzy and contemporary with this 8 week dance course featuring Beyonce classic, Countdown!
This 8 week course starts on Tuesday 2nd, and Beyonce-inspired outfits are most welcome! This is for advanced dancers.
If you can’t make this one, or are not yet ready for advanced, there are a number of other Beyonce dance classes starting in the coming weeks, such as Partition from 15th May. Classes range from beginner to advanced, so there is something for everyone!
Wed / 3rd May / 2017
Little Black Bastard
La Mama Courthouse, Carlton / 6:30pm
Little Black Bastard was originally performed at La Mama Courthouse in 2003. Since then, the book has been published and the performance has toured the world to critical acclaim. After becoming a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), Noel Tovey returned to perform Little Black Bastard at La Mama Courthouse in 2016. This year, as part of La Mama’s 50th Birthday Celebrations, Noel Tovey, 83, again returns to the same building where he was taken from his parents at five years old and sentenced to Pentridge at seventeen. Don’t miss this celebration of an artistic career spanning seven decades, honouring this elder, mentor to indigenous performers and advocate for the LGBTI community.
If you can’t make this night, the show is running until the 7th.
Thurs / 4th May / 2017
Bella Union, Carlton / 6:30pm
On the first Thursday of each month, The New International Book Shop brings together a group of progressive thinkers to challenge both the status quo and their own views of the world.
This 90-minute panel discussion is entitled ‘Revitalising the Union Movement: How?’, and features four industry relevant speakers.
Fri / 5th May / 2017
The Gasometer, Collingwood / 7:30pm
Presented by Multicultural Arts Victoria, Multi Futurism at The Gasometer on the 5th of May is the first in a series of events showcasing curated performances between artists and musicians representing Victoria’s multi-cultural soul.
Drawing on MAV’s annual Re-mastered Myths and Visible music programs with an aim to deconstruct stereo types of what audiences may consider “World Music”, Multi Futurism brings together artists from the contemporary and traditional, the mainstream and the underground, the cerebral and the improvisational for a night of unique and unexpected collaborations.
From Afro beat infused hiphop to cutting edge electronica with Indian Classical music to outspoken female rap crews to Samoan choirs and blues singers plus so much more. Multi Futurism is all about challenging an audience to perceive differing instrumentation, musical genres and cultural influences as one of Melbourne’s strongest bonds and creative well springs.
Sat / 6th May / 2017
YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival, Triple Bill: Monster, Llaeth & Masanhu Kongonya
Meat Market, North Melbourne / 6:30pm
Part of the YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival, a ten day feast of arts and events showcasing the diversity and individuality of First Nations artists leading 21st Century contemporary arts practice, this triple bill, featuringMonster, Llaeth & Masanhu Kongonya, is worth checking out!
Monster: From the dark recesses of the mind the beast within hovers between the real and the imaginary. Suspended between reality and the ephemeral, the body undergoes a transformation creating ‘the other’, The Monster.
Llaeth (Milk): An exploration of the relationship the male body once had with that of the Mother’s body. Why is breastfeeding seen as a taboo in some sections of our society? Why is the Mother revered but yet equally repressed when it comes to women in the workplace?
Masanhu Kongonya (weaving of the hatchets): An examination of the societal tendency to shift blame – was inspired by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 3, ‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of person’.
If you can’t make this day, it runs until Monday 8th.
Sun / 7th May / 2017
At The Dakota ‘Melt’ EP Tour
The Workers Club, Fitzroy / 7:00pm
Northern Territory’s At The Dakota will be at The Workers Club on Sunday as part of their tour to celebrate second EP ‘Melt’, with guests Rambutan Jam Band and Casey Jane
Hailing from tropical Darwin, have established themselves as one of the most exciting bands to come out of the Northern Territory with their addictive pop sensibilities and hooky, quirky lyrics and melodies.
Feature Image Credit: Josh Pether, Monster, yirramboi.net.au