This week’s it’s all about Fringe, Fringe, Fringe:
- Melbourne Fringe Festival #5 – Opening night of the drama She’s My Baby, billed as “Two Monologues, One Couple, Sixteen Years Apart” and showing at the Trades Hall on Tuesday 6 October;
- Melbourne Fringe Festival #6 Comedy show 21 – ‘Cause you’ll only turn it once (probably a good thing) at Northcote Town Hall on Wednesday 7 October;
- Melbourne Fringe Festival #7 Two man sketch show Metrosketchuals at The Glasshouse Hotel on Thursday 8 October; and
- Melbourne Fringe Festival #8 How could I resist a show called Songs from the 86 Tram– that’s the tram full of mentalists that takes me to my house. Playing at the Lithuanian Club on Friday 9 October.
Then we turn from Fringe to food, refugees and beginning of the other festival, the Melbourne International Arts Festival:
- Medicins Sans Frontieres have built a refugee camp in Treasury Gardens to highlight the plight of refugees fleeing their country. Saturday 3 October – Sunday 11 October;
- Lebanese cooking class and gourmet food tour thanks to Red Balloon on Saturday 10 October; and
- Opening night of Peter Greenaway’s multimedia version of Leonardo’s Last Supper showing at North Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday 10 October.
This week’s photo is from my archives of favourite Melbourne shots. A few years ago a flock of hot pink birds landed on Collins Street – perched against the backdrop of the Manchester Unity building, they were quite a sight.