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 / 22nd May / 2017
The Oh Balters
The Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy / 8pm
The Oh Balters are an ambitious four-piece, folk-rock band from Central Australia/Adelaide and have recently moved to Melbourne!
Their few recordings gained much support in Adelaide and a small, loyal fan base became committed to hearing Charlie and Albert’s harmonies wherever they play. The Oh Balters draw inspirations from The Beatles, The Strokes & Bob Dylan to name a few. With an ebullient sound, they have all their audiences kicking up their heels and dancing ‘baltingly’.
Catch them as they hit the ground running with a residency at the Evelyn Hotel, with special guests Guy Perkins and others to join them on the stage.
Tue / 23rd May / 2017
Q&A with Stephen Curry: Hounds of Love
Cinema Nova, Carlton / 6:45pm
Join the star of HOUNDS OF LOVE, Stephen Curry, for a Q&A with the Herald Sun’s James Wigney following an advance screening of this bold new Australian film.
An audacious debut from Australian director Ben Young that completely reinvents the serial killer horror film, HOUNDS OF LOVE is a chilling tale with enough resemblance to notorious real life cases to give local audiences the shudders.
Wed / 24th May / 2017
Celebrate with Us feat. Yirrmal and Black Rock Band
The Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood / 6:30pm
Children’s Ground are hosting a very special celebration for their community of supporters in Melbourne. The 24th of May will be a night for all generations. Preparing to leave Kakadu in June this year, this is to celebrate the incredible things Bininj (Aboriginal) families have achieved and share the excitement of their journey in Central Australia.
Join them at the Melba Spiegeltent in Collingwood and meet with Arrernte and Bininj families leading the way to create change for the next generation of children. Featuring the music of Yirrmal (Yirrkala, Arnhem Land) and Black Rock Band (Kakadu West Arnhem).
Dance, laugh, sing, learn and above all, make this a night to stand up and support First Nations people creating a better future for the next generation of children.
All proceeds raised on the night go towards supporting First Nations children, families and communities in the Northern Territory.
Thur / 25th May / 2017
Slamalamadingdong! Grand Slam feat. Joel McKerrow & Anna McGahan
The Melba Spiegeltent, Collingwood / 7pm
May is big for Slamalamadingdong, and they invite us all come out to join them for May’s Grand Slam, where the finalists from the last season of Slama compete for the prize of Grand Slam champ, and the top four become the Slamalamadingdong slam team that competes at the National Poetry Slam in Denver from August 7-12.
The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack
Howler, Brunswick / 8pm
Following their much-acclaimed first single ‘Sorry Hills’, alt-soul gang The Cactus Channel & Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music, My Own Pet Radio) are announcing a one-off Australian tour in May/June in support of their upcoming EP ‘Do It For Nothing’.
Mostly known as the moody instrumental children of Melbourne’s world famous soul scene, The Cactus Channel have been moving in a new stylistic direction with this collaboration. The EP treads a thin line between alt-soul and the best of indie pop, swimming in compelling atmospherics and deftly weaving Cromack’s rich, drawling vocal and disarming, meditative lyrics through the band’s typically intuitive arrangements.
Fri / 26th May / 2017
5Rhythms Friday Flux
Cecil Street Studios, Fitzroy /7:30pm
This class journeys into the place of trance on the 5Rhythms map – a place where we are both empty and full of potential, a place where we can transform, shapeshift, shake it up and out, or float, fly, and reach into our dance. There’s a touch of magic and a little more electronica.
Over the year this class has grown and shrunk, shifted and changed, fluctuated, and then really found its feet and its flow. If you haven’t been in a while come along, check it out. It’s a co-creation, an experiment and a journey. And I ALWAYS have NEW music, often released THAT week.
All new and experienced movers welcome.
Sat / 27th May / 2017
Slama Workshop: Pushing the Boundaries Masterclass
Northcote Town Hall, Northcote /10:30am – 5:30pm
Are you ready to upgrade your writing and performance skills as well as get re-inspired? In this full day intensive Michelle and Scott Wings will guide you to investigate the ways you are already communicating as an Artist and find the pathways for you to push the boundaries of your current medium/s.
Filthy Casuals Live Podcast + Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament
BrewCult Bar, Brunswick /4pm
The Filthy boys are back with another live show, chatting videogames and doing comedy. This time the event will be at Brewcult bar on Sydney Road in Brunswick, a great bar with arcade cabinets and a pinball machine! The boys will talk about games (maybe with a guest from the show) before kicking off a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament on the Switch (and on a huge projector screen!).
If you’d like to play in the tournament, LIVE LOCAL MULTIPLAYER ONLY, sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/
Tickets are very limited, so get in quick!
Sun / 28th May / 2017
Alexander Francis Farewell Melbourne Last Time Live Music Show
The Rooks Return, Fitzroy /8pm
Alexander Francis will play his last show in Melbourne at his favourite bar with all of his favourite people before boarding a boat and travelling to the lands of Tasmania.
He will be joined by the vibrant and evergreen Rosie Hilder and a menagerie of other collaborators and entertainers bringing forth both past songs and present.
One struggles to think of a better way to spend your Sunday night!
Feature Image Credit: Slamalamadingdong! Grand Slam Facebook Event