Posted by The Events Editorial Team
10. Dec, 2011
|December 22, 2011 5:00 pm||to||December 25, 2011 11:00 pm|
Look this is the time of year where the best events are the acts of kindness you share with your friends and family or even complete strangers. It’s also a time where things that are a lot of fun but might usually fall into an ethical grey area; like buying things you don’t need, eating too much food, drinking too much booze, lying to children, getting naked with a coworker or sharing you’re first lesbian experience with your cousin are fine, just as long as you don’t talk about it afterwards.
The last weeks of December it’s like everywhere is Vegas. Have fun, but be safe, look after your fellow humans. Oh, and try not to end up with a bad hangover, like Hangover 2 maybe stick with the classics section.
DINNER DINNER DINNER BATMAN
It’s a pun. Also a Christmas Party. With a Batman theme. Music from Becky Lee and Drunk Foot, The Doldrums (including members of The Bonniwells, Living Eyes & Frowning Clouds) + The Clits. And it’s free. THWOK!
When: Friday 23 Dec
Where: Grace Darling. 114 Smith St. Collingwood
YUM CHA & MOVIES
Not everything’s closed Christmas Day, and if you’ve got a hankering for some festive dumplings and fried goodies you could do worse than Yum Cha. The Age did a pretty good list of Yum Cha places awhile back, read about it here. Afterwards keep the good times rolling by seeing a film, grabbing a jumbo combo and stretching out over three aisles.
What: Eating and movies
Is an Australian parody of Reservoir Dogs that was shot over three weeks this year, with all the male characters played by females instead. So far is mostly edited. Everybody involved in the making of this film has donated their time and efforts for free, and the profits from the two screenings (also on in Sydney the next night) are to be donated to Breast Cancer research.
What: Parody for Charity
Where: The Astor Theatre, 1 Chapel St, St. Kilda
When: Tues 27 December @ 7:00 pm
APPLECORE CHRISTMAS BASH
Organisers of one of the best festivals in Oz – Applecore are putting on another Xmas do at The Old Bar with Kim Salmon, High Tea, Milk Teddy and a bunch more artists and special guests. It’s good music with good people and cheap drinks. You might even be able to get a photo with Santa!
What: Boozy Gig Times
When: Friday 23 December
Where: The Old Bar, 74 – 76 Johnston St, Fitzroy
Even play two nights as part of Phoenix’s Christmas Special. Night one on 22 December they’ll be supported by Snout, Dec 23rd by The Fauves.
What: Even more Boozy Gig Times
Where: Phoenix Public House, 133 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
When: December 22 and 23
If you’re looking for something interesting to do on Christmas day, why not consider a day at the Zoo? Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Open Range Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary are all open for business! Bring along a picnic and watch the amazing animals do their thing, while you nod in agreeance with yourself about how much better it is than cheesy TV. More good news: public transport will be FREE all day and running on a Sunday timetable.
What: Monkey business
Where: Melbourne Zoo, Werribee Zoo, Healesville Sanctuary
When: Anytime, Anyplace
Come see those yuletide-country shimmy-shakers The Toot Toot Toots. Revel in Cash Savage and the Last Drinks. She’s gonna pretend that she doesn’t hate Christmas for one night only. Marvel at Jess Ribiero and the Bone Collectors. They bring their own mistletoe. And share a kiss under the holly while Mikelangelo and Saint Claire serenade you. And of course featuring Christmas Go Girl Gadget Go Go Dancers with outfits from Rose Chong Costumes. Shimmy time!
Where: The Corner Hotel, 57 Swan St, Richmond
When Saturday 24 December
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