MONDAY AUGUST 26TH
More than just a cheeky name, Stripfest is an arts festival held on St Kilda’s Acland St holding events for all tastes and ages that celebrates the experience of a shopping strip different from your run-of-the-mill malls. Take Monday to enjoy community choir practices (talent not needed) or enjoy the music of the Beatles (cover bands), or explore one of the many talks and exhibitions going all week long.
Time: 23rd- 30th August
TUESDAY AUGUST 27TH
Social Action Film Nights: Lost and Sound
“Does the end of hearing have to mean the end of music?” A creative documentary about music and deafness, explored through the lives and brains of three different people.
54 Victoria St, Carlton
Price: $12, $15 at the door
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28TH
How to Survive an Earthquake
A UN civilian peacekeeper returns from a mission and faces her sister for the first time in 20 years. This play traces their struggle to rebuild their lost relationship.
205 Faraday St, Carlton
Time: 8.00 pm
THURSDAY AUGUST 29TH
MWF: Library for All
Bridging the knowledge gap by building a digital library for those in the developing world. Library for All is holding a pop- up event where you can bring your friends and your favourite books, then sit down to a chat and a drink in this easy going information session, all for a good cause.
TIME: 6.30 pm
FRIDAY AUGUST 30TH
Friday Night drinks
It’s Friday night and you feel obliged to go out, but you don’t want to look super nice or try super hard. Head to Friday night at the Toff in Town, for a parma and a dance floor on one side, and lots of snug little booths on the other. Come down for that club vibe without the entry fee.
The Toff in Town
Second Floor Curtin House, 252 Swanston St
SATURDAY AUGUST 31ST
The Bombay Royale
Starting with classic songs from old Bollywood movies, this band has now transformed their performance into a mash up of surf rock, swirling dance and big ball of colour. Just back from a world tour, this eleven piece hits Brunswick to get the crowds dancing, with a bit less Jai Ho and a bit more street cred.
14 Dawson St, Brunswick
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST
First day of the Asian Food Festival
Get. Ex. Cited. It’s time for us all to gather round and relish in the delish range of Asian cuisine all around us. For these six great weeks, participating restaurants will have special Banquet Meals for everyone to enjoy, in addition to pop-ups and other events.
City of Melbourne
Time: 1st September – 15th October