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International Tap Day, Good Beer Week, Affordable Art And More This Weekend

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May 19, 2011 10:00 pmtoMay 22, 2011 10:00 pm

Staying in pick this week – Episodes and Eggplant Parma with a glass of Beetroot juice.

Going out events:

I’d Tap That!
Scheduled around International Tap Dancing Day (May 25th – the birthday of legendary tap dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson) Melbourne Tap Week features tap workshops, free performances and two hundred tapping glamour kittens dancing their way from the St. Kilda Sea Baths to Luna Park. If you know a cold hard fan of tap and don’t turn them on to this you’ll be in hot water. Alternatively, Melbourne Tap Dance will be tap dancing every half hour on the steps of Parliament House this Sunday from 12 noon – 2pm.
What: Tap Dancing
Where: Various Locations
When: May 21 – 28
Web: www.glamourpussstudios.com.au

Good Beer Week Continues
The inaugural Good Beer Week launched on Monday and has been more popular than happy hour, with events selling out fast. But don’t despair, there’s still plenty to whet your whistle with between now and Sunday. Tonight at Purvis Beer New Zealand’s finest brewers will answer your questions in-between tipples, while the Baden Powell Hotel in Collingwood hosts a gourmet BBQ with Mountain Goat and Trumer in attendance. On Saturday The Local Taphouse will showcase the best new Kiwi micro-brews, while The Great Northern will host a recovery roast on Sunday.
What: Beer Festival
Where: Various locations
When: Now until Sunday, 22 May
Web: www.goodbeerweek.com

Pop Art Factory Outlet
The Affordable Art Fair is a massive showcase/sale of artwork. Affordable seeks to appeal to first time art buyers in an accessible, educational and entertaining way taking the intimidation factor out of buying art. It is to galleries what Sexpo is to adult shops. If that sounds like your cup of Campbell’s Tomato Soup  it’s happening this weekend at the Royal Exhibition Building.
What: Art Fair
What: Art Factory
When: May 19 – 22
Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri 12pm – 9pm, Sat/Sun: 10am – 5pm
Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens
Web: www.artmelbourne11.com.au

Take The Green Pill
Möbius is a large-scale sculpture at Fed Square that you can participate in. Constructed by design firm eness, Möbius consists of twenty-one large geometric shapes that will be moved by the public over two weeks to create an incredible time-lapse animation. It is estimated that between five and ten thousand movements will be needed to create an animation, which will then be screened on Fed Square’s big screen. So what are you waiting for? Get moving.
Where: Fed Square
When: Now until May 20
Mon – Thurs 11am – 5pm, Fri 7:30am – 9:30pm
Web: http://mobiusculpture.com


Art & Design

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2012/10/09/milk-bars-guide-to-melbourne-festival/

Milk Bar’s guide to Melbourne Festival

Thurston Moore, blowing up letters, circus, music and plenty of dancing at Melbourne Festival. The party starts this week.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2012/04/26/the-wheeler-centre/

The Wheeler Centre’s new program

Our pick of the bunch from The Wheeler Centre's May program, including superstars, spies and very clever clogs.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2012/01/31/literature-events-february-edition/

Literature Events: February Edition

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.

Food and Drink

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Game of Rhones returns

Wine, wigs, wenches and dragons are coming this winter weekend.

http://www.milkbarmag.com/2012/04/02/fed-square-wine-showcase/

Fed Square Wine Showcase

Sample and judge a bunch of beautiful regional wines at the Fed Square Wine Showcase.

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Let the Beer Run Free at Fed Square

As the mercury nudges 30C quench your hard earned thirst at the Microbrewery Showcase this week.