Urban Life 43

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MoMA at NGV: National Gallery of Victoria, 100 St Kilda Road. From 9 June to August. New Yorks Museum of Modern Art comes to Melbourne, with a world premiere exhibition of 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art...


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    City Calendar

    National Celtic Festival

    Portarlington comes alive on the long weekend, Friday to Monday 8-11 June, with the lively annual celebration of Celtic culture that attracts thousands. Music, dance, theatre, storytellers, limerick competitions, conversation panels, markets and more. Many international guests, including the Irish band Altan and duo Maggie Carty & Máirtín Staunton, and Scotland's Paul McKenna Band. Australian performers include Hat Fitz and Cara, the Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club, and Tim Scanlan. Find the details or book at nationalcelticfestival.com.

    MoMA at NGV

    National Gallery of Victoria, 100 St Kilda Road. From 9 June to August. New York's Museum of Modern Art comes to Melbourne, with a world premiere exhibition of 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. Over 200 works from art legends such as Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Georgia O’Keefe, Roy Lichtenstein and more. The biggest collection of MoMA works to ever leave New York. For full details, visit MELNYC.COM.

    Wizard of Oz

    Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St, Melbourne. Strictly limited season for this timeless fantasy adventure tale, performed live on stage with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. A tornado carries Dorothy and her dog Toto to the magical land of Oz. She meets the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion, and they journey together to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, seeking a way back home for Dorothy. But they also have to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West and her evil winged monkeys. For details and bookings visit www.wizardofozthemusical.com.

    City Eat & Drinks

    A Secret Place - 1950s Jazz Club

    Somewhere in the CBD, every Thursday... New York style club with a swinging jazz quartet, cocktail specials and lovely wines. Open to the public on Thursday nights, but only when booked in advance. You will be sent the secret location when you book. The $10 booking fee is subtracted from your final bill. Get on Connie's Guest List to avoid the $30 entry fee. Phone 0408 391 898 or email connie@jazznshiraz.com. For more information visit www.asecretplace.com.au.

    Asian Street Food Tour

    Saturday 16 June 3-6 pm. Cost: $59. Meeting Point: Swanson Street, CBD. Guided tour around a variety of venues, each with their own delicious samples to share. Book at foodi.com.au/book/17741 or phone 1300 39 40 41 by Thursday 14 June.

    City Shopping

    Docklands Market

    Newquay Promenade, Docklands. Every Sunday 10am to 5pm. Stroll along the peaceful promenade and browse the sights, sounds and scents of stalls selling handmade clothing, jewellery, art, homewares and toys. Fresh coffee, juice and snacks available, and sometimes live music. For details visit www.melbmarkets.com.au/docklands-sunday-market.

    Hometown Asian Supermarket

    Shop 2, 440 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Mon to Sat 10am-midnight, Sun 10am-11.30pm. Wide range of goods from all over the Asian region, specialising in Japanese and Malaysian cuisine. Huge range of sake and umeshu (plum wine), hand-rolled udon noodles, Kurobata pork, many varieties of miso. Also a great variety of well presented sweets. Phone 9663 2603 for queries or drop in for a browse.

    City Entertainment

    Jazz Brew Cafe

    Library at the Dock, Docklands, Friday 8 June 4pm until 5.15pm. Free event. If you haven't been here before, don't miss the last Jazz Brew Cafe event for 2018. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon, grab some light refreshments and listen to the music of Raleigh Williams. With a magnificent voice, to compare with Tina Arena and Bonnie Raitt, and a diverse range of styles, from world music and urban to country, jazz, pop and soul, she is fast becoming one of Melbourne’s most respected vocalists. For details phone 9658 9161 or register at www.eventbrite.com.au/e/jazz-brew-cafe-raleigh-williams-tickets-36991076305?

    Sven Ratzke's STARMAN

    The Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne, Thursday 14 June, 7.30pm. A starburst cabaret and rock show experience inspired by the music of the legendary David Bowie. Extraordinary entertainer and singer Sven Ratzke is a seasoned performer, spending 48 weeks of the year touring the world. Entering the world of seventies glam-rock, Ratzke brings Bowie’s multiple personas to life. For details and bookings phone 1300 182 183 or visit artscentremelbourne.com.au.

    Jankara Karaoke

    300 Russell Street, Melbourne. Open every day 7am-1am, Sat-Sun until 5am. Free karaoke – just pay for your food and drinks. Over 5,000 karaoke songs in English, Japanese, Chinese and Filipino. Enjoy Japanese bar snacks and hot dogs & pizza. Breakfast available in the morning, and coffee is served during the day. Phone 9662 4042 or visit jankara.com.au.

    Editor's Pick

    Melbourne Jazz Festival

    Friday 1 June to Sunday 10 June. With events at various locations around Melbourne, there is something for everyone in this annual ten-day musical feast of local and international musicians. Enjoy a favourite artist or discover a new one. This year features Sun Ra Arkestra, Madeleine Peyroux, Chok Kerong Trio, everything from DJ to choir. Tickets are selling fast for many events, so start booking now. See the full program at www.melbournejazz.com.

    Heathcote On Show

    Heathcote and nearby, Queen's Birthday Long Weekend, Saturday to Monday 9-11 June. Explore one of Australia's great wine growing regions, while enjoying exclusive tastings, new release wines, gourmet food, live entertainment, community activities and lots more at over 30 locations across the district. Many events, some ticketed, some free or with transport costs only. See the full program and book now at www.heathcoteonshow.com.au.

    Thornbury Picture House

    802 High Street, Thornbury. Open Wed-Sun 2pm-11pm, Fridays from 10am. The new home for independent film, housed in a converted 1919 automotive garage, 57 large seats, 6-metre screen, Krix 5.1 sound system. Beers, cocktails, coffee, popcorn and choctop ice cream available. New relases coming up include Gurrumul, A Quiet Place, Isle of Dogs. Tickets $18.50, concession & Breakfast Club members $15, seniors and children $12, all tickets $12 on Wednesdays. For details visit thornburypicturehouse.com.au.


    Share Your Favourite Australian Music Story

    Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Music Vault are calling all Australian music fans to share their Favourite Australian Music Experience (FAME).

    Everyone has an Australian FAME story, and now is the chance to share yours. Your story could be about anything, an artist, band, gig, album, song, venue or festival. Maybe you have some special piece of music memorabilia, or maybe just a special memory.

    The Australian Music Vault at the Arts Centre, 100 Saint Kilda Road, is a permanent free exhibition space, dedicated to sharing the story of Australian contemporary music from the 1950s until today, and exploring its future. Since it opened last December, over 300,000 people have visited.

    The purpose-built exhibition space in Arts Centre Melbourne’s Theatres Building showcases iconic people, events and places that define Australian music, including Dami Im, Ngaiire, Archie Roach, Ecca Vandal, AC/DC, Kylie Minogue, Johnny O’Keefe, The Seekers, and many others.

    Content includes online and interactive experiences, public talks, and an extensive learning program, and it changes all the time.

    Now you have a chance to add your Favourite Australian Music Experience to the Vault's collection and become a part of the great story of Australian music. The Vault team will curate these stories, and a small selection will be featured in the exhibition or online experience later in the year.

    You don't have to a musician yourself, just a dedicated fan. Carl Gardiner, the Vault's Music Industry Consultant, says, “Without the fans there would be no music industry and everyone is a music fan, regardless of who they are or where they come from.”

    To enter this competition, send us your FAME in the form of original short stories (under 150 words), photos or videos to fame@australianmusicvault.com.au.

    Entries close Sunday 17 June, and winning entries will be announced a fortnight later.

    The Australian Music Vault is open Monday to Saturday from 9am until late, and Sundays and Public Holidays 10am-5pm. For more information, visit australianmusicvault.com.au.

    Span Hanna







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