MONDAY JUNE 17TH
QV Hotham Lodge
This June QV has rustled up a fake winter lodge to keep Melbournians warm, hosting free meals and fun events. Monday munchies? It’s free curry lunches. Then check in for a free fifteen minute Swiss massage at Core Therapy, and start the week completely relaxed.
TUESDAY JUNE 18TH
Smith Street Swing
For a toe-tapping Tuesday put on your dancing shoes and jive back in time. Bring on the swing with dance lessons for beginners. Own partner optional.
Copacabana Upstairs 139 Smith St, Fitzroy.
Price: $48 for four lessons.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 19TH
An Ancient Greek myth recreated within the mind of Margaret Atwood. This play transforms the character of Penelope from waiting wife to active, feeling woman. Through song and snark it weaves her tale, separate and stronger than the story of Odysseus, and the tragedy of her handmaids.
La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond St, Carlton.
Time: 7.30 pm
Price: $29 adults, $19 full-time students under 25
THURSDAY JUNE 20TH
Spanish Film Festival
This festival celebrates the wide world and contributions of Spanish films. Thursday presents thriller The End, as well as a Q and A with actress Maribel Verdu, who reflects on how the power enters her works.
Palace Cinema Como Level 2 Como Centre, Cnr of Toorak Rd and Chapel St.
Time: 6.30 pm
Price: $19.50 adult, $16.50 concession
FRIDAY JUNE 21ST
The Carnivore’s Ball
Vegetarians, look away. Held over two nights, it’s the Carnivore’s Ball! A meat-tastic meat-splosion of meat. With phrases like ‘Flintstone sized’ gracing the menu, you know this will be a banquet unlike any other. The US theme isn’t limited to the flavours. In addition there’s country tunes and the chance to ‘heel toe and heel and toe’ all night, or at least when you aren’t eating.
Ormond Hall 557 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.
Price: $50 for two nights
SATURDAY JUNE 22ND
Winter Solstice at Federation Square
When the usual solstice rituals of wrapping yourself in sheets and dancing under the moon loses its verve, Fed Square is offering another way to celebrate winter. A family friendly night including light shows, live orchestra music, performances and fine food. Sing in the season with all around music and colour.
Time: 6pm onwards
SUNDAY JUNE 23RD
Are you hopelessly devoted to cheesy movies? The Astor is hosting a sing-along version of Grease. Come along and hip pump and finger point your way through this inappropriate childhood classic. It’s the fun that you want, oh oh oh!
Astor Theatre Cnr Chapel St and Dandenong Rd, St Kilda.
Time: 2 pm