This Weekend: Blues Brothers, Brunswick Films, Phoenix Public House, Dylan Moran, Mad Men at the Mall
Posted by The Events Editorial Team
04. Sep, 2011
|September 8, 2011 5:00 pm||to||September 11, 2011 11:00 pm|
Mad Men at the Mall
In perhaps the least fitting venue to show off the refined, one-off garments from an era before mass-produced clothes and McValue meals, Chadstone Shopping Centre is hosting an exclusive exhibition on the fashion of Mad Men. Curated by Mad Men’s costume designer Janie Bryant, ‘Icons on Style’ features original costumes from the series that makes you want to smoke and drink martinis at work. They’ll be Betty’s Grace Kelly cupcake dresses, Joan’s Monroe-esque pencil skirts and of course The Don’s dapper suits.
What: Costumes in a shopping centre
When: September 8 – October 2
Where: Chadstone Shopping Centre, Chadstone
Blues Brothers Shakedown
Before the Westgarth was the Westgarth it was The Valhalla, an arthouse cinema famed for its Blues Brothers and Rocky Horror screenings, where die-hard fans would rock up in costume and recite the lines and probably drink some. Well, now there’s another place you can clip on those skinny ties and shades. This Saturday the Nova hosts a special late night screening of Blues Brothers, they’ll be music, ‘blues’ cocktails, dancing and prizes as you channel your inner Jake and Elwood Blues.
What: Cult cinema
Where: Cinema Nova, Carlton
When: Saturday 10 September, 11pm
The Brunswick Show – Film Night
Opening last weekend to a rapturous crowd, the annual Brunswick Show exhibits the visual art and creative bounty of Brunswick. Striving to engulf you with art just like the chlorine that sticks to your skin when jumping into the Brunswick baths, this Thursday sees a plethora of films being showcased at the Donkey Wheel House with Andrew Hustwaite at the helm.
What: Film Night
Where Donkey Wheel House Basement, 673 Bourke St
When: Thursday 8 September 7pm – 10pm
Phoenix Lands in Brunswick
Speaking of Brunswick, this Friday sees the official launch of Phoenix Public House, a new live music venue that’s sprung up where The Spot used to be. There’ll be vinyl, there’ll be food, there’ll be $3 pots of Boags till 3am.
What: Music and Dancin’
Where: Phoenix Public House, 133 Sydney Rd Brunswick
When: Friday 9 September, 6.30pm – 3am
Dylan’s Time to Wine
The master of the (drunken or otherwise) rant, Dylan Moran is back again for more wild hand gestures and brutal truths at the Palais Theatre this weekend. If you love his generally annoyed vibe, hilarious take on life or even just remember him from Black Books, you’ll dig his new show ‘Yeah Yeah’. The price is a little off-putting, but a Dylan Moran show is a must-see and if you haven’t seen one yet, the time is now.
What: Irish Rant Comedy
Where: Palais Theatre, 14 Lower Esplanade, St. Kilda
When: Saturday 10 September, 8pm
Melbourne based fashion brand LIMB strives to create garments that challenge the consumerist fast-fashion that our society has become so prone to.
Ophelia: The Timeless Woman displays outfits representing Ophelia as she would look through the ages.
The NGV are celebrating the lagacy of Catherine The Great with a collection of artworks depicting this fascinating woman.
The Guerrilla Gameshow is on again, this time with a vintage Halloween theme!
Self-taught artist tohm has dedicated his second exhibition to nothing but the colour black. A dark event indeed.
The MTC's latest challenges the perception of war in modern suburbia through two very different families.