MONDAY JULY 22ND
Giggle, titter and shriek your way into the week at Melbourne’s Local Laughs. One of the longest lasting comedy nights in this fair city, enjoy a drink as newcomers try out some of their best lines.
The Local Taphouse
184 Carlisle St, St Kilda East
Time: 7.30 doors open, 8.30 start
Price: $15 adult, $12 concession
TUESDAY JULY 23RD
The Red Thread
A hobby for the elderly turned into contemporary art. ‘The Red Thread’ creates alternative art through the medium of quilting. Afterwards, wander through the other galleries and view the other exhibitions held at the same time.
First Site Gallery
344 Swanston St, Storey Hall Basement
Time: 5.30- 7.30
WEDNESDAY JULY 24TH
Wake In Fright
Revealing the menace of an outback town as a young school teacher slowly becomes trapped in a horror story. Based on a classic Australian movie.
205 Faraday St, Carlton
THURSDAY JULY 25TH
Melbourne International Film Festival
The opening of the Melbourne International Film Festival. A seventeen day showcase of Australian and foreign films shown in the heart of the city. Catch Spanish erotic romp ‘I’m So Excited’ to kick start your festival experience, and keep coming back for more.
Arts Centre Melbourne
FRIDAY JULY 26TH
Les Femmes and the Male Minority
Burlesque, dance and circus combine in a show that subverts traditional gender roles. Opening with a Renaissance setting and ending in a universe like but unlike ours. A exploration of sexuality and domination, this show is not for prudes.
373 Chapel St, South Yarra
Time: 7pm doors open, 8pm show
Price: $29 presale, $35 at the door
SATURDAY JULY 27TH
Open House Melbourne Weekend
This weekend the city reveals its insides and the public gets a chance to looky-loo at some of our most beautiful and famous buildings. Peek at Melbourne’s architecture and see how it reflects our culture. 111 buildings are opened and limited tours are offered for those who want a little more background.
SUNDAY JULY 28TH
Bend and Snap Market
Creativity of all kinds abounds in the Bend and Snap Market. Jewellery, delicious sweets, designers, drawings and face painting are just some of the stalls on offer this Sunday.
1000 Pound Bend
361 Little Lonsdale St
Time: 11am – 4pm