8 Days: Entertainment Guide to the Week
The Age Digital Edition 8 Days: Guide to the Week Ahead
Your one-stop guide to the week ahead in Melbourne by Megan Whitfield
Enjoy an afternoon of musical performances that alternate between solo-indie vibes and rock at Ripples of Sound. The line-up includes indierockers the Fior, best known for their single We Don't Know What We're Here For. 1pm, the Workers Club, corner of Brunswick and Gertrude streets, Fitzroy, $16, 9415 6558, theworkersclub.com.au
Multi award-winning filmmaker Louis Theroux unpacks his catalogue of work in Louis Without Limits. Joined by host Julia Zemiro, Louis dives into the worlds of sex-trafficking , modern-day relationships, opioids and more. 1pm and 6pm, Plenary, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Wharf, $142- $162, 136 100, ticketmaster.com.au
Celebrate Chinese New Year in the Yarra Valley at the CherryHill Orchards' Lunar New Year Festival (below). Enjoy Chinese lion dancing, ceremonial drumming, calligraphy demonstrations, Asian food trucks and
9am-5 pm, CherryHill Orchards, 474 Queens Road, Wandin East, free- $10, 5964 4235, cherryhill.com.au
Annual queer arts festival Midsumma kicks off with the Midsumma Carnival, a one-day party filled with live music, food trucks and market stalls. Highlights include the lip-synching competition and the T Dance stage, hosted by drag artists the Beastie Girls. 11am-10 pm, Alexandra Gardens, St Kilda Road, city, free, 9296 6600, midsumma.org.au
Superiority meets self-loathing in Poorly Drawn Shark. The play follows a young man who moves to Singapore to continue his modelling career; however, while his features shine, his profile remains reminiscent of a children's drawing of a shark. Until Jan 26, today, 9pm, Theatre Works, 14 Acland St, St Kilda, $20, 9296 6600, midsumma.org.au
Mon JAN 20
Textile exhibition Dis-Morphia delves into the preoccupation of one's physical "flaws " in modern society. Artist Andrew Delaney has created a series of unsettling human specimens that highlight the beauty in the grotesque. Until Feb 8, Mon, 11am-6 pm, Lord Coconut, Mitchell House, Level 5, 358 Lonsdale Street, city, free, 9296 6600, midsumma.org.au
Tue JAN 21
Comedy duo Tim and Eric perform their goofy show 2020 Mandatory Attendance World Tour!. The pair are known for The Eric Andre Show and Comedy Bang! Bang!, and bring a distinct off-centre , high-energy delivery to their production. 8pm, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $80- $140, 1300 182 183, artscentremelbourne.com.au
Wed JAN 22
Martha Cooper was a pioneer in spreading interest in New York street art. Her reputation stems partly from her book Subway Art. This exhibition Street Shots 1970-2019 showcases her diverse catalogue. Until Feb 28, Wed, 10am-5 pm, LCI Melbourne, 150 Oxford Street, Collingwood, free, 9676 9000, lcimelbourne.edu.au
Thu JAN 23
Unmasking Prince Charming (above) questions the legitimacy of Disney heroes. Does "Happily Ever After" exist? And importantly, when should you actually break out into song? Part of Midsumma Festival, this oneman cabaret is performed by Seth Drury. Jan 23-25 , Thu, 7.30pm, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran, $36- $39, 9296 6600, midsumma.org.au
Fri JAN 24
Electro-pop musician Wafia is known for her idiosyncratic electro anthems including Better Not featuring Louis the Child and I'm Good. With pulsing beats and airy vocals, get ready to dance. 8pm, 170 Russell, 170 Russell St, city, $35, 9639 4000, 170russell.com
Sat-Sun JAN 25-26
Three American troubadours grace the stage for the All American Blues Conference - Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Chris Pitts and Oscar Wilson - taking audiences on a musical journey from Mississippi to Chicago. Sun, 4pm-8 pm, Memo Music Hall, 88 Acland Street, St Kilda, $45- $75, 9534 3556, memomusichall.com.au
The Boy I Paid For is an original queer production that tackles themes of sex, desire and obsession with beauty. It follows a socially inept young man who hires an escort. Jan 20-25 , Sat, 7pm, the Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, city, $31- $35, 9296 6600, midsumma.org.au
Two classics come together at the Goon and Nugz Festival. A selection of food trucks will be serving chicken nuggets (vegan and gluten free options available) alongside a pop-up goon bar and live music. Sat, noon-10 pm, the Ascot Lot, 448-462 Mt Alexander Road, Ascot Vale, free entry, theascotlot.com
Capturing the poetry of movement, Sweat is a photographic series from Martha Ackroyd Curtis, with images taken over the course of a year at LGBTQIA+ sporting clubs. Jan 24-30 , Sat and Sun, noon-6 pm, Meat Market, 3 Blackwood St, North Melbourne, free, 9296 6600, midsumma.org.au
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