Spanish Films, French Music, Caving And The Circus This Weekend

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April 14, 2011 11:00 amtoApril 17, 2011 11:00 pm

La Mirada Film Fest
Guillermo Del Toro has picked some of his favourite Mexican films for this year’s La Mirada Film Festival including El Vampiro (The Vampire, 1957) and El Baron Del Terror (Brainiac, 1962). This alone should be reason enough for you to pay attention. Ang Lee, Ken Loach, and Antonio Banderas have also contributed. Tim Rogers will be DJing the closing night.
What: Spanish Language Film Festival
When: Now – April 26th
Where: ACMI
Tickets, listings and trailers: www.lamirada.org.au

Beautifully Imperfect
Beautiful:y Imperfect, a new work by the acclaimed Rob Tannion, uses circus arts to explore the tension between our desire for perfection and the reality of our human flaws.
“In this work I am intrigued by the concept that the greatest perfection is imperfection. Imperfections exist to remind us that we are all human, different, fallible and these are precisely what make us unique and beautifully imperfect.” – Tannion
What: Circus / Dance
Where: NICA, Green Street, Prahran
When: April 13th – April 20th
Bookings: www.nica.com.au

La Niche C’est Chic
Most people think of French restaurants as requiring a certain level of savoir-faire. La Niche does away with this and offers a wonderful French experience without any of the pretense. This Thursday La Niche is recording a live album in their front dining room. Six bands, great food and wine. Given La Niche’s cozy, cheerful atmosphere it’s sure to be une bonne nuit.
What: Food and Music
When: Thursday April 14, 7pm
Where: La Niche, 67 Smith St, Fitzroy

King Tut
Unless you’ve been buried for the past 3000 years you’ve probably heard that for the first time ever in Australia King Tutankhamen is on display at Melbourne Museum. It looks awesome. Sessions are selling out so to avoid disappointment you should make sure you book your tickets well ahead. Check it out. You’ll be rapt.
What: Egyptology
Where: Melbourne Museum, Carlton
When: Now
Web: http://kingtutmelbourne.com.au

Adventure Caving
Caving, hell yes! 90 minutes from Melbourne (Melbourne pick up). Suitable for beginners. Glow worms.  Granite boulder. Underground streams. Three different levels. You will need an average level of fitness and it’s not for people who are afraid of the dark, or confined spaces.
What: Day Trip / Caving
Where: Meet in Melbourne, transport to Yarra Junction
When: Sunday, 17 Apr 2011
Web: www.redballoon.com.au/adventure-sports/caving/caving-introduction-adventure
Tip: Don’t watch The Descent the night before going on the tour.