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 / 6th Feb / 2017
Super Bowl LI at The Old Bar
The Old Bar, Fitzroy / 8am
This year The Old Bar will be showing the Super Bowl on their brand new projector, booming through the PA. Sponsored by Brooklyn Lager with food from Lou’s Dogs there will be $18 jugs all day and $10 bloody marys throughout the game. Doors will be opening at 8am, so be up and ready bright and early!
Tue / 7th Feb / 2017
Bruk Out – Dancehall Queen Documentary
Cinema Nova, Carlton / 6.30pm
Bruk Out! looks deep inside the raw, energetic world of Jamaican Dancehall culture through the eyes of the powerful women at its heart – Dancehall Queens. Often criticized for being lewd and aggressively sexual, these daring performers have turned Jamaican street dance into a massive global phenomenon.
Bruk Out! follows six of the best Dancehall Queens from around the world- Japan, Italy, America, Poland, Spain, and of course, Jamaica- as they prepare to do battle at the world’s biggest dancehall competition. Visually provocative and emotionally intimate, their stories converge in a never-before-seen look into the life of the Dancehall Queen.
There will be a cultural talk before the screening with guest dancers from Jamaica- Latonya Style the CEO of Jamacias premier dancehall dance school DanceJa, and Kimiko Versatile.
There will also be a Q&A after the screening with Latonya, Kimiko and Kitty Cat who represented Australia in the International competition over the past few years.
Wed / 8th Feb / 2017
Little Oscar Open Mic with Special Guest Mat Morgan
Little Oscar, Brunswick / 7pm-11pm
If you’ve never been to Little Oscar before, this brand new place comes highly recommended. It’s a Korean fusion Burger bar that supports local live music and has great vibes. The food and drink prices are outstanding, including $15 for 2 burgers and chips, $15 jugs of craft beer and cider, and $5 spirits!
Every wednesday from 7:00pm at Little Oscar in open mic night. Each week one performer is selected for the Special Guest 1 Hour set and receives $40 and a free meal. Check it out this Wednesday!
Thurs / 9th Feb / 2017
Festival of the Photocopier 2017 Launch Party
The Tote Hotel, Collingwood / 7.30pm
Festival Of The Photocopier is a weekend celebration of zines and zine culture, taking place in 2017 between Thursday 9 – Sunday 12 February and the launch party at The Tote is set to go down in style with live music from Pearl Bay, Qwerty _, THE NIGHT BEFORE TOMORROW, Piss Factory and Heat Wave.
Fri / 10th Feb / 2017
Give Your Heart To Mental Health
The Craft & Co, Collingwood / 7.30pm
The Craft & Co. and The Mental Health Foundation Australia have teamed up to host the Give Your Heart to Mental Health cocktail party, complete with amazing food, great live music and of course fantastic cocktails, with all proceeds going towards this great cause.
Sat / 11th Feb / 2017
2017 Carlton Family Day
Princes Park, Carlton / 1.30pm
This is a chance to mingle with your favourite players as well as meet all of the blues new recruits. The event offers a fun-filled day for the whole family with food stalls, face painting and giveaways to take home. Family Day will once again set the stage for the traditional guernsey presentation as the boys are introduced to the Carlton faithful with their new numbers for the 2017 season. After MC Andy Lee concludes the official formalities of Family Day, make sure you venture into the stands of Ikon Park to watch the women’s team in action as Carlton’s AFLW team will clash with GWS in Round 2.
Opening the Voice Kirtan and Mantra Workshop
Summer Healing Yoga, Brunswick / 1:00pm – 3:00pm
If sport is not your thing, head down to Summer Healing Yoga in Brunswick for this signing and mantra workshop.
Experience the power, joy and freedom of your own uninhibited voice. Joss guides even the shyest of singers through a fun, expressive vocal journey that incorporates songs, exercises, and mantras into a musical course in a safe, encouraging environment of self-discovery. This workshop is for all levels of singers but Joss particularly loves working with “the total beginner” helping them find their own voice through the joy of singing.
Sun / 12th Feb / 2017
Howler, Brunswick / 8pm
Garnering the support of hip-hop heavyweights Timbaland, Erykah Badu and Busta Rhymes and with her debut album Queen of the Scene on the way, Lady Leshurr has cemented her place as the as one of the UK’s most prominent female rappers. At just 27, she has released nine mixtapes and three EPs, sold out shows from New York to Brixton, and graced festival stages across the world. Lady Leshurr has gained global recognition for her quick-witted rap soaked with a unique blend of humour and self-empowerment. Pushing grime into the mainstream spotlight alongside peers Skepta, Dizzee Rascal and Stormzy, the Birmingham MC has been touted as the “The Queen of Grime” by NME.
The accolades don’t stop there. Dubbed the ‘UK rap’s best-kept secret’ by The FADER and ‘the most visible of grime’s women at the moment- for good reason’ by Pitchfork, Lady Leshurr will be making her debut Melbourne show at Howler this weekend. With new single “Where Are You Now?” tearing up airwaves around the country and her “Queen’s Speech” freestyle series earning a staggering 73 million collective YouTube views, Lady Leshurr promises to make one of the hottest debuts of the summer.
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