MONDAY JULY 15TH
When alternative fitness takes on something as fun as dance, its time to hop on trend. The Workers Club twerking class gets people booty bouncing like a back up dancer until sweat starts dripping. Just remember: the only way to truly appreciate OR hate a new craze is to try it yourself. There are $1.50 pots on sale beforehand if you need to loosen up.
The Workers Club
Time: 7 pm, arrive at 6.30pm
Price: $10 first timers , bookings required
TUESDAY JULY 16TH
Russian Film Festival Closing Night
The Russian Film Festival brings the unique culture and natural speakers together with other Australians to celebrate the contributions made by the nation to the world of film. Tuesday is the final night, offering the 90s classic ‘The Land of the Deaf’, a romantic drama of debt and understanding.
Palace Cinema Como
Cnr of Toorak Rd and South Yarra
Time: 7 pm
Price: Adult $19.50 Conc $16.50
WEDNESDAY JULY 17TH
My Life in the Nude
Maude Davey takes a long sensual look over her shoulder and into her past. Memoirs meet nudity and dance as she reviews her long body of work.
205 Faraday St Carlton
Price: $25 adult, $15 conc
THURSDAY JULY 18TH
Before rap battles there were poetry slam downs. Thursday sees eight poets pick a topic from a balloon and incorporate it into their performance. Put on your beret and set your fingers to click.
54 Victoria St Carlton
Time: 6.30 doors for open 7.30 start
Price: $10 conc, $15 at the door, bookings recommended
FRIDAY JULY 19TH
Gertrude Street Projection Festival Opening Night
For ten nights in July the Projection Festival will illuminate Gertrude Street with projection art, in addition to hosting live music, classes and forums. In celebration of local talent and local space the Festival unites artists with audience through a sometimes unfamiliar medium. On Friday the Opening Night Ceremony offers entertainment and food, before the Opening Party at the Festival Hub gets people dancing late into the night.
Gertrude’s Brown Couch
30-32 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
Time: 7pm – late
SATURDAY JULY 20TH
Federation Square Book Market
In the days where online shopping prevails and libraries are just a place for the very young and the very old, this little market soldiers on. Groups of new and pre-loved books are laid out for anyone to buy. Including actual book dealers, who might offer a real bargain on some rare signed first editions.
Time: 11am – 5 pm
SUNDAY JULY 21ST
The Age Fun Run
Fun, fitness and feeling good. This Sunday The Age Run offers a chance for charity, for people from all levels of health and effort. The 3 km Marvel kids event asks you to dress as a superhero, while the 5 km is a chance to run or walk, and the Brooks half-marathon stands ready for the classic runners.
Time: Registration opens 6 am and activities go all day.