Johnny Cash Karaoke, Cash Savage, Panty Raid, Latin American Dance, Monkeys & More this Weekend!

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September 29, 2011 6:00 pmtoOctober 2, 2011 11:00 pm

Johnny Cash Karaoke
This Friday from 9pm if the Good Lord’s willing The Man will come to town as The Gem hosts Johnny Cash Karaoke. If you choose to perform you won’t be a solitary man up there – the event comes complete with a live band. Sign up here if you want to sing or just go along for a good meal and a good time.  Wear black. Leave your guns at home.
What: Johnny Cash Karaoke
Where: The Gem Bar, 289 Wellington St, Collingwood
When: Friday 30 September,  9pm
Web: www.thegembar.com.au

Cash Savage
To quote RRR’s Tristian Harris “There are very few voices in this town that rival Cash Savage. Big, bold, honest and full of the kind of heartbreak and vitriol that makes grown men weep, hers is a voice that can not be described, only experienced”. Cash is launching her new single ‘Sooner or Later’ at the East Brunswick Club this Friday. You can view the wonderful dark and sexy destruction here. It really is quite spectacular.
What: Music
Where: East Brunswick Club, 280 Lygon St, East Brunswick
When Friday 30 Sept
Web:  www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=276700982359590

Panty Raid
Panty Raid is a group exhibition showcasing seven female artists from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane featuring photography, paintings, mixed media and drawings. If you missed the opening it was splendid fun. That was probably my fault I should have told you about it. Sorry ‘bout that. You can still see the arts.
What: Fun Art Times
Where: Brunswick Street Gallery, 322 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
When: Now until October 6
Web: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=214561441925462

Monkey Shrine!
Tim Molloy is a truly unique artist whose work is equally at home in a gallery and a comic convention. Molloy’s imagery lingers somewhere between Alejandro Jodorowsky and Daniel Clowes in a world that’s part ancient gods, part future Armageddon. ‘Monkey Shrine’ is Molloy’s first solo show in two years and the continuance of the strange tentacle he has long extended through the world of weird art. Opening night entertainment provided by the wonderful Eugene Holcombe, Trappist Afterland and Wiggle Pigeon.
What: Art
When: Opens Tuesday the 4 October at 6pm, runs all month
Where: Upstairs, The Old Bar 74-76 Johnston St, Fitzroy
Web: www.timmolloy.blogspot.com/

Eager to Please
I’m sure you can think of a few names for people like me but I don’t care, I love to watch well manicured women in cute outfits performing domestic tasks. I love it almost as much as I like to engage in feminist discussions about the changing roles of women in society over the past 60 years. I also enjoy a bit of acrobatics. All this leads me to believe I would very much enjoy ‘Eager to Please’, a production at this year’s Fringe which humorously explores the evolution of women’s roles within society through circus, movement and physical theatre. If you’re anything like me I reckon you’ll probably like it too.
What: Domestic Bliss / Circus-y stuff
Where: Fringe Hub – Arts House, Meat Market 5 Blackwood St North Melbourne
When: Until Friday 30 September
Web: www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/eager-to-please/

The Pura Vida International Roadshow’s in town this weekend featuring some of South America’s finest young talent, including Grammy winners Choc Quib Town and rising talent Renegado. For those of you (like us) too strapped to cross the Pacific this will be the best chance to immerse yourself in Latin American urban culture and have a boogie woogie.
What: Music and Dance and Stuff
Where: Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne
When: Saturday 1 October
Web: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=120234761407956

Art Underground
Artist Andy McArthur (aka Artman) will provide an impetus to escape the mundane this week with his exhibition ‘Deep Fields’, which refers to humanity’s optical limit and alludes to the outer reaches of art exploration. Being located in the subterranean Flinders Lane, ‘Deep Fields’ is the ultimate escapism from the school holiday crowds that entraps the city this time of year.
What: Underground Art (literally)
Where: Shop 4, 239 Flinders Lane
When: Friday 30 September – Friday 14 October
Web: http://www.artman.net.au/

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