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The Age Digital Edition 8 Days: Guide to the Week Ahead

Your one-stop guide to the week ahead in Melbourne by Megan Whitfield

Next 8 Days

NOV 17

MUSIC Australian singer-songwriter Carus Thompson moved his family to England in order to immerse himself in folk traditions. Now he's releasing his seventh album Shakespeare Avenue, featuring narrative, character-based songs. 1pm, Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street, Northcote, $20, 9489 3917, northcotesocialclub.com

FESTIVAL The Melbourne Italian Festa takes over Lygon Street to celebrate the vivacity of the city's Italian heritage and community. The festival program includes live music, sports activities, workshops, face-painting and a full banquet offering the best Italian cuisine. 9am-9 pm, Piazza Italia, corner of Lygon Street and Argyle Square, Carlton, free entry, 9347 8203, melbourneitalianfesta.com.au

MUSIC A singer since the age of 12, Iaki Vallejo mixes Afro-Colombian traditions with jazz, soul and reggae to deliver music that inspires peace and unity, and acts as a metaphor about harmony

between different cultures. 7.45pm, Bird's Basement, 11 Singers Lane, city, $25- $35, 1300 225 299, birdsbasement.com

FILM Iranian-born artist Shirin Neshat presents an exhibition about the unstable and mesmerising dream space. Dreamers explores themes of reconciliation, identity, mourning and fear through a trilogy of video installations from the perspectives of three different female subjects. Until Apr 19, 10am-5 pm, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, city, free, 8620 2222, ngv.vic.gov.au

ART The Victorian Photographers Collective collaborate to share their perspective of "our Australia" . Our Great Southern Land is a new exhibition that celebrates both landscape and art form photography through Australia's scenic backdrops. Until Nov 30, today, 11am-4 pm, Magnet Galleries, SC G19 Wharf Street, the District, Docklands, free, 8589 0371, magnet.org.au

Mon NOV 18

STAGE Marxist revolutionary Valentin and effeminate window dresser Molina share a cell in a dark South American prison. Kiss of the Spider Woman (left) is a tale of two very different men who develop an unlikely friendship. Nov 18-Dec 28, Mon, 8pm, Southbank Theatre, corner of Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street, Southbank, $42- $109, 8688 0800, mtc.com.au

Tue NOV 19

MUSIC Rob Thomas' fourth solo album Chip Tooth Smile is a 12-track record filled with stirring ballads about finding solace in lasting love. His national tour offers a taste of this album and favourite hits from his extensive career. 7.30pm, Margaret Court Arena, Olympic Blvd, city, $80- $327, 132 849, ticketek.com.au

Wed NOV 20

STAGE A musical that serves as a harsh reminder of humanity's flaws , People Suck exposes the offensive actions we experience daily. Megan Phillips and Peter Cavell present a relatable comedy that prompts us to be better human beings. Nov 20-30 , Wed, 7.30pm, Theatre Works, 14 Acland St, St Kilda, $30, 9534 4879, theatreworks.org.au

Thu NOV 21

STAGE Vika and Linda Bull (above) perform their Between Two Shores album, which combines soul, blues and Tongan island music. Through songs and personal stories, the pair reflect on their lives and careers. Nov 21-23 , Thu, 8pm, Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $30- $79, 1300 182 183, artscentremelbourne.com.au

Fri NOV 22

MUSIC Melbourne-based singer Taylah Carroll turns away from folk with her new single Sometimes Good People Do Bad Things, which marks her graceful emergence into indie-rock . 8pm, the Tote Hotel, corner of Johnston and Wellington streets, Collingwood, $13.50, 9419 5320, thetotehotel.com

Sat-Sun NOV 23-24

MARKET The Christmas Makers Market offers high-quality hand-crafted wares from local makers. Meet the local creators while getting all your Christmas shopping done. Sun, 10am-4 pm, Living and Learning Nillumbik, 739 Main Road, Eltham, free entry, 9433 3744, nillumbik.vic.gov.au

MUSIC Sydney artist Montaigne tours her new release Complex, an emotive album that lays her experiences bare across 13 tracks. Sat, 8pm, the Croxton Bandroom, 607 High Street, Thornbury, $46, 9480 2233, thecroxton.com.au

FILM The Japanese Film Festival presents a variety of cinematic works from classics to new releases, with liveaction comedies, anime and more. This year the festival will host special guests and events for audiences to immerse themselves in Japanese pop culture and tradition. Nov 21-Dec 1, japanesefilmfestival .net

STAGE Grammy-nominated Michael Feinstein and Australian musical theatre star Bobby Fox reimagine classics from The Great American Songbook. Shaken and Stirred is a one-night only performance. Sun, 6pm, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $75- $165, 1300 182 183, artscentremelbourne.com.au

This article is from the November 3 issue of The Age Digital Edition
By Megan Whitfield

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Date/s: Sunday 17th November 2019 - Sunday 24th November 2019



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