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Burlesque, Pop Up Studio Sale, Pin-Ups, Plays, Gigs & More the Weekend!

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August 4, 2011 11:00 amtoAugust 7, 2011 11:00 pm

If live music from international artists is your thing there’s a bunch of bands performing post-Splendour shows in Melbs this weekend including Wu Tang Clan, Mars Volta, The Get Up Kids, Does it Offend You Yeah?, Yelle, Kaiser Chiefs, and Gomez. .  If you’re after something a little more local my pick of the week is The Sheriffs who have an album launch at the Grace Darling. Last time I saw The Sheriffs so many people were dancing that the floor began to resemble a bouncy castle.

Other things to check out…

Taking Off
Thursday night’s The Burlesque Underground presents a sadistic soap opera of sex, violence, beauty, horror, and psychological play. Like an episode of True Blood set in turn-of-the-century Paris but with audience participation. Indulge your senses. As they say on their website ‘
Come into our world, leave your inhibitions at the door and let Madame Natalia and her little ones kiss it where it hurts, but be warned…sometimes we bite!’
What: Sexy Sexy
Where: 24 Moons, ACDC Lane, Melbourne
When: Thursdays
Cost: $10
Web: www.burlesqueunderground.com

Pop Art
From Thursday till Saturday the Nicholas Building in Melbourne’s CBD will be hosting Pop Up a pop up gallery / studio sale of all things kitsch and crafty including art, papergoods, housewares, kids & women’s clothing and accessories. Artists will be available for commissions throughout the event and Helen McLean will be running a pin up photobooth. Fabulous.
What: Art, objects and artistic interactives
When: Thurs August 4 — Sat August 6, 10am-6pm (10am-3pm Saturday)
Where: Nicholas Building, Level 2, 37 Swanston St (cnr Flinders Lane)
Web: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119479314811444

Special
Melbourne production company The Rabble (The Bedroom Project, Cageling) have conceived something special at La Mama Courthouse. I haven’t seen ‘Special’. I can tell you it’s a play in which a young lady by the name of Special is pregnant. The poster has an image of her in a magenta frock, wearing a feathery headdress covered in streamers standing with her hands on her hips frowning.  This was enough to seed an interest.
What: Theatre
Where: La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St, Carlton
When: Thurs August 5 until August 21st (Wed, Sun 6.30pm, Thu, Fri, Sat 8pm)
Web:
www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193306207385520

It’s A Nice Day (For a White Wedding Dress)
OK so a trip to Bendigo is a bit of a commitment, but it’s really just a short walk (or V/Line Train trip) down the aisle. There are many worthwhile reasons to go to Bendigo. One of them is the Bendigo Art Gallery which is currently lifting the veil on wedding gowns with the first ever exhibition of The White Wedding Dress: 200 years of Wedding Fashions. The exhibition showcases historical bridal dresses, corsetry, millinery, shoes and other accessories as well as gowns by couturiers and designers including Charles Frederick Worth, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix and Stephen Jones. Also included are wedding gowns worn by celebrities Gwen Stefani and Dita Von Teese. It’s happening now until death do us part in November.
What: Pretty Dresses
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View St, Bendigo
When: Now till November 6
Web: www.bendigoartgallery.com.au

If live music from international artists is your thing there’s a bunch of bands performing post Splendour shows in Melbs this weekend including Wu Tang Clan, Mars Volta, The Get Up Kids, Does it Offend You Yeah?, Yelle, Kaiser Chiefs, and Gomez.  If you’re after something a little more local my pick of the week is The Sheriffs who have an album launch at the Grace Darling. Last time I saw The Sheriffs so many people were dancing that the floor began to resemble a bouncy castle.

Other things to check out.

It’s A Nice Day (For a White Wedding Dress)

OK so a trip to Bendigo is a bit of a commitment but it’s really just a short walk (or V/Line Train trip) down the aisle. There are many worthwhile reasons to go to Bendigo.  One of them is the Bendigo Art Gallery which is currently lifting the veil on wedding gowns with the first ever exhibition of The White Wedding Dress: 200 years of Wedding Fashions. The exhibition showcases historical bridal dresses, corsetry, millinery, shoes and other accessories as well as gowns by couturiers and designers including Charles Frederick Worth, Norman Hartnell, Charles James, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwood, Vera Wang, Christian Lacroix, Lanvin, Philip Treacy and Stephen Jones. Also included are wedding gowns worn by celebrities Gwen Stefani and Dita Von Teese. It’s happening now until death do us part November 6.

What: Pretty Dresses

Where: Bendigo Art Gallery

When: Now till November 6

Web: http://www.bendigoartgallery.com.au/

Taking Off

The Burlesque Underground is one of many classy venues in Melbourne that has R18+ shows every Thursday night. Treat yourself to the latest in old Berlin-inspired cabaret. Indulge your senses. As they say on their website: ‘come into our world, leave your inhibitions at the door and let Madame Natalia and her little ones kiss it where it hurts… But be warned… sometimes we bite!’

What: Sexy Sexy

Where: 24 Moons, ACDC Lane, Melbourne

When: Thursdays

Cost: $10

Web: http://www.burlesqueunderground.com/

Special

I haven’t seen ‘Special’. I can tell you it’s a play at La Mama Courthouse (Carlton) in which a young lady by the name of Special is pregnant. The poster has an image of a her in a magenta frock, wearing a feathery head dress covered in streamers standing with her hands on her hips frowning.  This was enough to intrigue me. Shows start Thursday August 5 and continue until August 21. Check out the weblink for more details.

What: Theatre

Where: La Mama, Carlton

When: Thursday August 5th until August 21st (Wed, Sun 6.30pm | Thu, Fri, Sat 8pm)

Web: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=193306207385520

Pop Art

From Thursday till Saturday the Nicholas Building in Melbourne’s CBD will be hosting Pop Up a pop up gallery / studio sale of all things kitsch and crafty including art, papergoods, housewares, kids & women’s clothing and accessories. Artists will be available for commissions throughout the event and Helen McLean will be running a pin up photobooth. Fabulous.

What: Art, objects and artistic interactives

When: Thursday August 4 — Saturday August 6, 10am-6pm (10am-3pm Saturday)

Web: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=119479314811444


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