Top 10 Melbourne Culture On this week 22/09/2019
This week is as big as it is little. Just like your fried chicken-induced heart attack in the grand scheme of things.
10) Reef and Beef at Iki-jime
What: Iki-jime will partner with Dal Zotto Wines to present the finest from the kitchen accompanied by a selection from the Dal Zotto Winery. Iki-jime will give reinvent the humble surf n turf in the classic French style with wines from Chapoutier.
Why: Old grapes and dead cow. We humans really know how to dress up primitive instinct.
9) Tales Of American Whiskey
What: Join Wild Turkey ambassador Luca Baioni for an evening exploring whiskies and whiskey based cocktails that show off the best of the American distilling tradition. Following a welcome drink, you’ll have the chance to enjoy three whiskey based tasting cocktails, followed by three nips of American whiskey, each showing off their own unique points of view.
Why: An American with a unique point of view that can be expressed silently and only results in the regular, comforting amounts of suicidal ideation.
8) Dami Im 2019 Tour
What: The HIT Network Presents Australia’s most revered pop artist of the new millennium, Dami Im is set to take her all new national tour on the road in 2019. Bringing her exciting band along, concert goers can expect to see something special in Dami’s live show; an array of established hits and fan favourites from X Factor, power ballad and international Eurovision smash, “Sound of Silence” and a mix of new material including ‘Dreamer’.
Why: ‘Australia’s most revered pop artist’? Sia must be fuming under that Pekingese on her head.
7) Ballarat International Foto Biennale
22nd September-2oth October
What: The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is one of Australia’s pre-eminent photographic festivals. Program highlights include To the Moon and Back, in recognition of the Apollo moon landing 50 years ago, A History of Misogyny, Chapter One: On Abortion, a stark look at women’s reproductive rights, and Adi Nes’s homoerotic portraiture, which delves into questions of gender, masculinity and humanism.
Why: One of the few events that features the art of photography in which your data won’t be sold at a major profit. Though if you do decide to use Instagram while you’re there, that’s your prerogative.
6) Whiskey & Pickle Master Tasting with Wild Turkey & Russell’s Reserve
What: A whimsical night of Whiskey with house-made pickles to pair! After all, what pairs better with whiskey than pickles? Luca Baio & Nate Bohrod will be your expert hosts for anything whiskey or pickle related! Luca will take you through an in-depth tasting of their epic range and immerse you in the story behind Wild Turkey Distillery. Each expression of whisky will be individually paired with custom made pickles by Nate Bohrod!
Why: Enjoy reflux so violently severe it’ll distract you for one brief section of time from your violent and severe psychological pain.
5) African Festival
What: Festivals are about celebration, the gathering of people to revel in arts, culture, food, and community. The African festival is a highlight of Melbourne’s African community and its offerings. It is aimed to be a fun and engaging event. The day will be bustling with vendors serving flavours from all over Africa, lots of activities for kids and live entertainment. You will be humming, swaying and dancing to the beat of the drum in no time.
Why: If you’re white, it’s best you don’t dance. People will be eating.
4) Little Food Festival
25th & 26th September
What: Using art and play, the Little Food Festival offers a simple and fun opportunity for little ones to consider complex food topics such as health and sustainability. For two days only, Little Food Festival will fill the main square with composting stations, native foods, eco-warrior workshops, exhibitions, cooking demonstrations and more. Through these hands-on workshops, kids will be invited to listen, question, taste, and explore the power that food has to positively influence our health, the environment and community around us.
Why: Desensitise them young. You don’t want the first time they meet a vegan to be at university. It led to a phase in our lives that we still can’t quite fully wash out of our clothes.
3) Royal Melbourne Show
22nd September-1st October
What: Conducted annually by The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), the Royal Melbourne Show celebrates and showcases excellence in agriculture, attracting close to 500,000 people over 11 spectacular days. Open daily, the show offers a huge variety of unique memorable agricultural experiences that are entertaining, interactive, educational and fun for young and old alike. Perennial Melbourne show favourites are the showbags, rides, animal nursery, art and craft displays, dog shows, livestock displays and the Woodchop Pavilion.
Why: Nothing screams support for local Australian agriculture like a fifty dollar showbag filled with plastic toys screwed together by the tiny hands of a third-world child.
2) The Big Chicken and Beer Festival
What: Love Chicken? Love Beer? Love Horse Racing? Enjoy all three for a day and night not to be missed! The Food Truck Park is pumped to be hosting this year’s Big Chicken & Beer Festival at it’s new location at the Moonee Valley Racecourse! Enjoy gourmet food trucks boasting chickeny goodness, craft beer, cider & wine, live entertainment and all the Grand Final lead-up on the big screen, not to mention joining in the live action of the Moir Stakes Race night!
Why: Fried chicken? Alcoholism? Sport Rage? Severe gambling addiction and resultant debt? You won’t know where that heart-attack’s coming from!
1) Melbourne Fringe Festival
Melbourne Fringe transforms the city into a platform for every kind of artform imaginable, supporting over 3,000 artists to present 450+ works in 170+ venues to more than 360,000 people. The Fringe celebrates freedom of artistic expression, takes voices from the margins and amplifies them across the city. By pushing boundaries and illuminating new thoughts and ideas, the Festival transforms not only the city’s places but its people too.
Why: Hundreds of thousands of hipsters infesting every corner of city, randomly exploding in quasi-unsolicited theatrics. What a transformation for Melbourne.