Drop Bears, Spanish Films, Sangria, Vintage Markets, Fashion Showcase, Organs & Noise this Weekend

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December 8, 2011 5:00 pmtoDecember 11, 2011 11:00 pm

Acclaim Magazine are about to release their 25th Issue with the theme ‘Australia’. To celebrate, they’re chuckin’ a party. This corroboree of sorts will feature both local and international artists depicting, in true Aussie larrikin spirit, drop bears. That’s right, drop bears. Word on the street is that if you purchase the new issue on the night you’ll will be handsomely rewarded with free flow drinks (Coopers and Bundy – how Aussie!) and BBQ. Ripper!
What: Exhibition / Party
When: Thursday 8 Dec, 6pm – 9pm
Where: House of Bricks, 40 Budd Street, Collingwood
Web: facebook.com/events/169938329765807/

Think Melbourne, think fashion. Two of Melbourne’s most exciting emerging labels, Bento and Edenborough Evans, will be holding an exclusive showcase in Prahran over the weekend. Bento’s concept is timeless and enduring quality fashion, where ‘so last season’ is like a cuss word. Edenborough Evans is all about whimsical jewellery, and together they represent two awesome takes on the Melbourne fashion scene. At the showcase they’ll be a preview of the autumn/winter 2012 collections and 20% off current stock.
What: Fashion Showcase
When: Fri 9 – Sat 10 December, 10am – 5pm
Where: One Hundredth Gallery, 49 Porter Street, Prahran
Web: thisisbento.com/bento-showcase

Out of Christmas present ideas? The Southside Markets can solve your dilemma with not one, but two markets in the lead up to the silly season. They’ve also got booze and drink specials to aid stress-free browsing through the trove of vintage collections.
What: Handmade & Vintage Market
Where: Hotel Urban, 35 – 37 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda
When: Sun 11 & 18 Dec
Web: facebook.com/Southsidehandmade

¿Te gusta el cine español? Si? Then, make your way to Rancho Notorious and enliven your day with Spanish culture. This Saturday the 5:30 session shows a heap of outstanding short films while Dripping by Vicente Monsonis screens at 7.30pm. Quench that thirst Spanish-style with $5 sangrias and unleash your inner Mediterranean for a day. Qué bonita! Hasta la vista!
What: Spanish Movie Screenings
Where: Rancho Notorious (upstairs 1000 £ Bend) 361 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
When: Sun 11 Dec 5:30 & 7:30pm – Sun 18 Dec 5:30 & 7:30pm
Web: facebook.com/outinspain?sk=info

Tangling electronic music, concrete, noise and ambiance will spill from two custom built multi-speaker systems this weekend, smearing the industrial art complex that is Revolt Melbourne. Dozens of musicians and artists will turn the space into the musical state of mind that is Circle Jerk.
What: Art and Music.
Where: Revolt Melbourne, 12 Elizabeth St, Kensington
When: Sat 10 Dec, 7pm – 11.30pm
Web: facebook.com/events/209073692495012

As I sat in a fort that I built in my bed with my doona land my head looking at these awesome tents in one tab and browsing Next Wave in the other I came across a cave tribute that doesn’t involve covers –  “Lisa Stewart’s Caves of Requirement investigates personal notions of escapism by re-imagining the sanctuaries we retreat to when in need of ‘time-out’. The work explores the private dwellings we create in our backyards, bedrooms, offices and inner psyches to shut out and recharge from the regular confines of reality, time and place. It plays on simulated experiences and manufactured dreams, encouraging visitors to momentarily vacate through their personal interactions with the work.” Sounds wonderful. I want to go to there.
What: Art
Where: Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, 26 Acland St, St. Kilda
Now until 11 December
Web: lindenarts.org

On a different note, every Thursday there is a free organ recital in St Michael’s Church. Escape the rush. Breathe.
What: Time for reflection
Where: St Michael’s Church, 120 Collins St, Melbourne
When: Thursdays at 1pm
Web: stmichaels.org.au/programs/upcoming-events/display/1340/organ-recital

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