Posted by Dave Dreimann
01. Aug, 2011
|August 4, 2011 11:00 am||to||August 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…
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
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)
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.
Where: La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St, Carlton
When: Thurs August 5 until August 21st (Wed, Sun 6.30pm, Thu, Fri, Sat 8pm)
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
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