Street Party, Dexter & The Rocket Clock, 22 Plays, Pets With Pets This Weekend!

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June 16, 2011 8:00 pmtoJune 19, 2011 8:30 pm

Emerge Festival Main Event
As part of Refugee Week the Emerge Festival is putting on a massive feel good street party. Napier Street will be closed off and three stages set up to host a performance of non-stop world music featuring Somali dance grooves, Sudanese Reggae, Congolese Gospel, Sinhalese RnB, traditional Burundian drums, Hip Hop and Dereb the Ambassador performing 70s Ethiopian vintage soul masterpieces. Plus a marketplace with food and stuff.
What: Street Party
Where: Fitzroy Town Hall, 201 Napier Street, Fitzroy
When: Sunday June 19, 12 noon – 5.00pm

Screen Worlds: The Story of Film, Television and Digital Culture
220 screen-based displays. Thirty hours of moving image content. Newly commissioned works. Hundreds of original objects and memorabilia including The Rocket Clock from Play School, Dexter the Robot from Perfect Match, Geoffrey Rush’s sword and necklace from Pirates of the Caribbean and Heath Ledger’s Ned Kelly armour. You can also look at costumes from Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge, which I promise will be much less painful than having to look at the film. Plus you can party like it’s 1999 and recreate that cool Matrix thing where time stops but with you in it. Also PONG.
What: Media Exhibition
When: Now until June 30 June. Open daily 10.00am – 6.00pm. Tours 11.00am & 2.00pm
Where: ACMI, Fed Square
Web: www.acmi.net.au

Pets With Pets (album launch)
Pets With Pets
are launching their debut album ‘Saturday Aquatic Pixie Acid’ at The Tote this Saturday. Supporting are Rat vs Possum, Crayon Fields’ frontman Geoffrey O’Connor & Bum Creek.
What: Musics
When: Saturday June 18, 8.30pm – 11.30pm
Where: The Tote, 67-71 Johnston St, Collingwood
Web: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160412020693154

Chants Des Catacombes
Sex and death? Stockings and Corsetry? You had me at panda eyes and bright red lipstick. Chant Des Catacombes is filthy little story about three souls – a showgirl, a surgeon and a courtesan; entombed in the catacombs beneath Donkey Wheel House.
What: Cabaret and more
Where: Donkey Wheel House Basement, 673 Bourke Street, Melbourne
When: Thurs 8.30pm, Fri and Sat 8.30pm & 10.30pm, Sun 6.00pm & 8.00pm
Tickets: $ 30 / conc $25
Web: www.trybooking.com/9503

22 Short Plays
They are short plays. There’s twenty-two of them. MKV Artistic Director Tobias Manderson-Galvin describes it as speed dating for theatre. I reckon it might be a bit more like having a close friend show you a bunch of their favourite random internet videos. Funny, disturbing, cute, bloody, NSFW.  Last week this week.
What: Theatre
When: Now until Saturday, June 18
Where:MKA, Level One, 211 Chapel Street Prahran
Web: www.mka.org.au

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