Rooftop Cinema, SO:ME, Skateboards, Salt-n-Pepa, Head Full of Snakes & Summer this weekend!

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December 1, 2011 5:00 pmtoDecember 4, 2011 11:00 pm

If you enjoy watching movies and sitting on rooftops with 159 other people, then no doubt you’re already familiar with Rooftop Cinema. Back for its sixth season with an impressive line-up of movie titles, this year will see intermissions introduced for some bevvy replenishment, as well as catering by the Taco Truck crew. I can picture it now – me surrounded by city skyline, guffawing at a movie while taco crumbs litter my chest. Hot.
What: Rooftop Cinema
Where: Curtin House, 252 Swanston St Melbourne
When:  3 Dec – 31 March 2012
Price: Concession $16, Adults $20
Web: rooftopcinema.com.au

Not content with dimmies and having a carpark on the roof, South Melbourne Market has launced SO:ME, a new pop-up space showing neat stuff from local designers. Clever clogs include Mr. Simple, Jane, Asuza and One Little Piggie. There’s also a gallery curated by Andrew Chew from No Vacancy. And dimmies.
What: Local design market
Where: South Melbourne Market, Cecil St, South Melbourne
When: Ongoing. Wed 9am-5pm, Thurs 5pm-9pm, Fri 9am-5pm, Sat to Sun 9am-4pm
Web: somespace.com.au

Melbourne Museum will play host to New York’s Cross Species Adventure Club this week, treating guests to a theatrical evening of edible cocktails which stylishly and humorously explore the gastronomic, economic and material interdependency on other creatures. The Cross Species Adventure Club is the brain child of US based artist Natalie Jeremijenko and modernist chef Mihir Desai.
What: New York’s Cross Species Adventure Club
When: Thur 1 December
Where: Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens
Web: carbonarts.org/events/wilderness-adventures-for-the-palate-edible-cocktail-party/

Thursday’s seem like a rotation of open exhibitions and free beer. This week the home of Egg Gallery will open its doors for ‘Same Time Tomorrow’, a group show by Lashna Tuschewski, Katie P Gandrabur & Kimberly Denson. They’ll be exhibiting their latest works and what not.
What: Group Exhibition
Where: Egg Gallery, 66a  Johnston St, Collingwood
When: Now until 14 Dec
Web: egggallery.com.au

It’s a new magazine about motorbikes. It’s called Head Full of Snakes. It’s printed on local paper and it’s launches this Saturday, making it the newest paper in the world. Yes it’s called Head Full of Snakes.
What: Snakes Alive!
Where: The Compound Interest, 15 – 25 Keele Street, Collingwood
When: Saturday 3 Dec, 3pm – 5pm
Web: headfullofsnakes.blogspot.com

Salt-n-Pepa’s here. Sal sal sal salt and Pepa’s here! Salt and Pep, Salt and Pep, Salt-n-Pepa’s here. Yeah well they’re here and playing Sat December 3 at The Palais. Also here this week Foo Fighters and Tenacious D (December 2, 3) plus  Eminem and Lil Wayne (December 1).
What: Big International Tours
Where: Palais, Etihad, AAMI Park
When: December 1, 2, and 3

Ex-pro skater Tony Hallam has combed the earth sniffing out some of the rarest and most important boards in skating history. His comprehensive collection, currently displayed at the NGV, allows us to follow the evolution of skate culture from its origins in surfing and its merging with other subcultures. The exhibition, which features live deck design demonstrations, is something anyone interested in skate culture can’t afford to miss.
What:  The creativity behind skate culture
Where: NGV Studio, Federation Square, Melbourne
When: Now until 5 Feb 2012
Web: ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/ngv-studio

Thursday Dec 1 (and every Thursday) there is a free organ recital in St Michael’s Church for half an hour.
What: Organ recital
Where: St Michael’s Church, 120 Collins St,  Melbourne
When: Every Thursday at 1pm
Web: stmichaels.org.au/programs/upcoming-events/display/1340/organ-recital

Art & Design


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