Posted by Caitlin McAtomney
06. Aug, 2012
|August 14, 2012|
Today I felt a little entrenched in the deep bog of trendy fads espoused by the self-satisfied mainstream masses. So I turned to wikiHow for advice on how to be a nerd.
This most reliable source proffered some vague but invaluable tips, including: be unique; be willing to commit intensely; embrace niche interests in entertainment and gravitate toward the grey areas (a wealth of untapped potential) instead of the black and white.
I reckon one guy who has got nerdism down-pat is the writer and director of The Omega Quest.
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that sci-fi action romance in the style of 17th Century Japanese “Banruku” puppetry is niche, and a superb manifestation of hybrid nerd culture. Traversing sci-fi, drama, music, literature and science nerdism, this visual epic melds cinematic and stage tropes in a remount of the sell-out “Space Opera”, originally performed at the 2010 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
WHEN: Tuesday,14 August to Sunday 19 August (and 1:30pm matinee Thurs – Sun), 8pm open
WHERE: Revolt Theatre, 12 Elizabeth Street, Kensington
Hold On traces the smoky trajectory of a cabaret singer forced to look at a lifetime of decisions.
Melbourne movie buffs can rejoice as the Melbourne International Film Festival is back.
Legends is an ace Python-esque show at The Butterfly Club providing comedic twists on ancient mythical figures and everyday problems.
Bail Out's plans to help out Melbourne's disadvantaged youth.
Snap away with The Fox Darkroom, a mecca for photography aficionados to learn all about the traditional methods of black and white photography.
Babes, beauty and greasy food.