Art & Design


Profile Pub Launch, Babes and Beer, Melbourne Open House, Glass at Gasworks, Pulp this Weekend!

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July 28, 2011 6:00 pmtoJuly 31, 2011 11:00 pm

Profile Pub Launch
Not that sort of pub. Tonight Profile Pub launches, a new A5 magazine that profiles 16 innovative Melbourne peeps, essentially asking them how they do their thing. In the first issue they cover Jerome from St. Jerome’s, Emma and Tom from Emma and Tom’s Juices and a bunch of other local movers and shakers. Launching tonight and limited to 250 copies, get it hot off the press.
What: Mag launch
Where: Magnation, 88 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
When: Thurs 28 August, 6pm – 8pm

We at Milk Bar love to have a stick-beak, and this weekend Melbourne Open House offers us to the chance to peer behind the velvet curtains of some of the city’s most significant buildings. Over 75 venues will be flinging open their doors, rooftops and basements all over the city and the inner suburbs, from the historic (Manchester Unity, Mission to Seafarers) to the cutting-edge (Jamie Durie’s vertical garden at Southbank’s Triptych apartment complex.) Either way there’s something to sate everyone’s inner snoop.
What: Architecture and Wonderment
Where: All over town
When: July 30 – 31

Vitreous Fabric
In case you didn’t know, winter is all about art here in Melbourne. Gasworks are currently presenting ‘Vitreous Fabric’ an exhibition by Jennifer Ashley King. By manipulating glass shards with the forces of heat and gravity, Jennifer creates swirling and intricate structures. On top of their already cool appearance, they are said to be in a state of visual flux as different lights alter the structures from within. This is one ‘do not touch’ sign you would do very well to heed.
What: Beautiful glass sculptures
Where: ‘Angela Roberts-Bird Gallery’ – Gasworks Arts Park, Cnr Graham & Pickles Streets, Albert Park
When: Now – August 7

Babes and Beers
Calling all (well, a limited number of) beer drinking ladies! There is an exclusive event being held next week by 2 Brothers, Thunder Road and Doss Blockos. It is ladies-only and involves finger food and beer tasting. Need I say more? RSVP to attend!
What: Exclusive Beer tasting event for ladies
Where: Drummond Cellars, 112 Elgin St, Carlton
When: August 2 @ 6.30pm
Tickets: $10 (includes nibbles and nosh)

She’s Got Legs
If beer isn’t your thing – Wednesday August 3 Victoria’s best wineries including Cannibal Creek, Dinny Goonan Wines, Grampians Estate, Morris Wines, Sanguine Estate and Sinclair of Scotsburn open their cellar doors at the annual Fed Square Wine Awards Showcase. Drop by for a tipple and compare notes with the judges. Bound to be a corker.
What: Wine
When: Wed 3 August, 4.30pm – 8.30pm & Thurs, 4 August, 4.30pm – 8.30pm
Cost: $25 – includes tasting dish (+ $2 glass deposit).
Tickets: Available via Ticketmaster 136 100 or at the door.

Friday on my Mind – Music
It’s all happening Friday.
1) Fourteen Nights at Sea will fill the Old Bar with a wet, windy, post-rock storm that will leave your ears ringing and the taste of salt on your skin as they launch their debut album with support from Fatti Frances and Bodies.
2) Dirty Bluesmen the Brothers Grim are bringing their 1920’s Delta blues-inspired swamp twang to the Corner Hotel for their album launch.
3) Lets all meet up in the year 2011 – Pulp are playing at Festival Hall.
What: Music
When: Friday 29 July



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