Posted by Dave Dreimann
25. Apr, 2011
|April 28, 2011 5:00 pm||to||May 1, 2011 11:00 pm|
Sweet Mountain Scaled
Taking place over multiple locations in Melbourne including No Vacancy Gallery and The Atrium, Sugar Mountain Festival showcases music, art and the relationship between the two with its pinnacle event taking place at the The Forum featuring performances from Virgo Four, Aa, Yellow Fever, Rat Vs Possum, Oscar + Martin and No Zu plus live painting performances, visual and light shows and more.
What: Music and Visual Artistry
Where: Various locations, CBD
When: Saturday April 30th
For the past 30 years on the first Sunday in May Mt. Dandenong Preschool has hosted The Chestnut Festival, with stalls selling food, crafts and (of course) roast chestnuts. If you feel like harvesting some of your own Ruefleur Chestnut Farm is open to the public from 10am till 4pm by appointment from April to June. If you’re planning to get your hands on some nuts make sure to wear thick rubber gloves and sturdy footwear.
What: Chestnut Season.
Where: Olinda (1 hour drive from Melbourne).
When: Festival is Sunday, 1st May. Farm visit by appointment
If you don’t know Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells by name you’ll know it when you hear it. The beautiful and sprawling progressive Celtic-folk-rock opus shot to number one on charts around the world in the early 70’s, throwing its young composer into the international spotlight and kick-starting Richard Branson’s Virgin empire. Tubular Bells for Two is an ambitious project by multi-instrumentalists Daniel Holdsworth and Aidan Roberts, who have arranged the entirety of Tubular Bells for just two blokes.
In this enthralling and highly entertaining theatrical event, Holdsworth and Roberts frantically juggle over twenty instruments to bring this influential masterpiece to life. The performance is intricately choreographed and rehearsed to present a work true to the original recording with all its multi-layered madness and subtle beauty intact.
When: 7.30pm, April 29th – May 5th
Where: The Arts Centre
Lost Your Cherry
I once found love at Cherry Bar, we broke up. It was probably my fault. Died Pretty also broke up, but they’ve reformed (again) for a one-off show at the fifth Cherry Rock Festival this Sunday.
What: Music Festival
When: Sunday May 1st
Where: AC/DC Lane, Melbourne
Thurston Moore, blowing up letters, circus, music and plenty of dancing at Melbourne Festival. The party starts this week.
Our pick of the bunch from The Wheeler Centre's May program, including superstars, spies and very clever clogs.
February is the time for turning resolutions into actions and there's plenty of lit action in the shortest month to keep you on track.