Laneway Fest, Star Wars Art, Dr. Who Sing-a-long, Cider on Rooftops and more this weekend

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February 2, 2012 6:00 pmtoFebruary 5, 2012 11:00 pm

Another weekend, another summer festival. Summer’s great. This year Laneway’s going out west to Footscray. Dozens of acts including Fiest, Geoffrey O’Connor, and The Panics plus sideshows and vintage markets. It’s supposed to be a bigger space this year and people who paid for tickets won’t get turned back at the gate. If you do check out try 1+1 Dumplings and Hien Vuong Pasteur. They’re pho good.
WHAT: Music Fest
WHERE: Footscray Community Arts Centre, 45 Moreland Rd Footscray
WHEN: Sat 4 Feb, 11am till late
WEB: http://melbourne.lanewayfestival.com.au

Sci-fi fans will be heading over at warp speed to this one. Silver K Gallery is presenting the largest collection of Star Wars art ever displayed in Australia. Yes. Breathe. And if that’s not enough to get those lightsabre’s rattling there’s also a supplementary exhibition of superhero art to turn the geek-gauge up to 11. It’s going to be Force-some.
WHAT: Geek Fest
WHERE: Silver K Gallery, 1092 High St, Armadale
WHEN: Now until Feb 24
WEB: www.silverkgallery.com.au

If Star Wars art isn’t enough, the good doctor comes to the MSO this Saturday with live monsters (well, Daleks) in this musical celebration of the long running BBC series. Conductor Ben Foster will be firing up the orchestra with music from the last two seasons of Dr. Who. Phone boxes optional.
WHAT: Time traveling muic
WHERE: Plenary Hall, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf
WHEN: Sat 4 Feb @2pm
WEB: www.mso.com.au/cpa/htm/htm_event_list.asp?page_id=76&event_date=2012/2/4

Sunday afternoon, sunny weather (actually, you never know), a rooftop in CBD, ice cold ciders. Old Mout is hosting its first Sunday session with the first bottle free, the second (and third, fourth etc) is half price. To sweeten the deal there’s going to be giant jenga, mini golf, and hopefully some normal sized activities as well.
WHAT: Old Mout Cider Sunday Sessions
WHERE: Rooftop, Young & Jackson’s Hotel, cnr Swanston Walk and Flinders St Melbourne
WHEN: Sunday arvo

Baz Luhrmann’s got a lot to answer for, depending on your point of view the rise of burlesque joints popping up quicker than Pie Face’s might be one of them. This weekend Minsky’s Market is having it’s monthly market of all things burlesque, they’ll be corsets, fans and frilly bits, plus local design house Fantantique will be selling their full range of cosmetics and vintage fashion at discounted prices. The Moulin Rouge soundtrack will possibly be on loop.
WHAT: Burlesque market
WHERE: The House of Burlesque, Level 1, Rear 397A Brunswick St, Fitzroy
WHEN: Sunday 5 Feb, 11am – 5.30pm
WEB: www.houseofburlesque.com/minskys_market.html

I OH YOU parties started when four flatmates had an unpaid gas bill and were desperate to impress girls. As unpromising as it sounds, they’ve been throwing helluva neat parties since 2009. For the upcoming one, The Drums and Bleeding Knees Club will be providing tunes. The venue is going to be announced on the day via Facebook. A)Mysterious B)Dodgy C)Unorganized D) All of the above
WHAT: Warehouse party
WHEN: Thurs 2 Feb @ 8pm. $10 Only at the door
WEB: www.facebook.com/pages/I-OH-YOU/148252284365?sk=wall

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