Top 10 Melbourne Culture On this week 08/07/2018
Robots; goatmen; leaky comedians; sweet transvestites. Strap yourselves in, Melbourne. This’ll be a good ‘un.
10) Boutique Winter Marketplace
A milquetoast delight for the whole family. Cosy throws, locally designed jewellery, ceramics, home-wares, artwork, hand made clothing…and it’s really easy to lose your family in the crowd.
9) Melbourne Rare Book Fair
Tired of the ubereats guys judging you on your bookshelf bereft of authentically mouldy pretentious classics? Sweet child, push those non-prescription glasses further up your nose, this one’s for you.
8) Can We Be Free-Willing Robots?
An atheist? On a soapbox? A lecture about the nature of determinism? Where do we sign up?!
7) Mr Monster: The Human Animal Hybrid
10th July-18th Aug
Let’s get freaky, Melbourne. Animal style. Bring your top hat.
6) 3rd Nelson Mandela Lecture by Julia Gillard
Ready your irony glands, kids. They’ll be pumping like Jane Fonda’s left butt cheek.
5) The Leak with Pat McCaffrie LIVE
Comedian, podcaster and general ragamuffin will be gliding his sharp tongue all over the election, Non-Linear Warfare, how to take a candidate seriously, Louis Thereoux’s My Scientology Movie and how to deal with fake news and trolls. And you’ve got a front row seat. First few rows beware. He’s a moist one.
4) Bastille Day Le Festival
Liberté! Égalité! Fraternité! Coronary! Bypass! Surgery! We’re pretty sure that’s the direct translation.
NAIDOC week is back. Time to pull your head out and stand up straight. And…maybe wash your hair. A full week of events; a full week to shake clean the etch-a-sketch of your conscience.
2) The Rocky Horror Picture Show
12th July-12th Aug
You know the drill, my beautiful Transylvanians. Cock your pistols. Get ready to squirt.
1) Firelight Festival
Dock your boats, sailors. Time to set fire to the night.