HOT: Elegy, The Australian Ballet, The Arts Centre State Theatre, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The Australian Ballet‘s latest production for its Melbourne-only winter season is a double bill entitled Elegy ‘A meditation on Bach, beauty and the great beyond’. The company’s resident choreographer (and former company dancer) Stephen Baynes has devised two works inspired by Faure’s Requiem and various Bach pieces. Both show a similar aesthetic style – clean […]

HOT: Fly Me To the Moon, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Palais Theatre, St Kilda

The 2011 Melbourne International Jazz Festival kicked off at the glamorous Palais Theatre with an opening night of jazz standards reinterpreted by a group of not-your-usual jazz vocalists – Tex Perkins, Paris Wells, Eddie Perfect and Kimbra. The four singers rotated two or three songs over two acts, accompanied by the impressively tight Sam Keevers […]

HOT: The Art of the Brick, Federation Square, Melbourne

For a grown woman, I get inordinately excited by Lego. Witness me lining up whilst 8 months pregnant to get into Brickvention, Australia’s premier Lego fan convention. So as quickly as you can say ‘Lego Technic’ I hit the purchase button for tickets to The Art of the Brick, an exhibition of large-scale Lego sculptures […]

NOT: Julio, 171 Miller St, Fitzroy North

Last week The Age’s Melbourne Magazine published its list of top 30 Melbourne cafes. Obviously such a list is going to create some controversy¬† but as I scanned the names I nodded in agreement with most of their choices. Then I got out my diary to make a note of the cafes that I had […]

HOT: Underground Cinema Magic, Chinese Museum, 22 Cohen Place, Melbourne

A few days before my trip to Underground Cinema, I was told that the secret location for the screening was the Chinese Museum in Chinatown. Hmm, the theme was Magic and the dresscode Magic/Oriental/Harajuku, yet the location was Chinese? Very mysterious. Down a dimly lit laneway we lined up as the clues to the film […]

HOT: LuxBite, 38 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

A few months ago I lost my head at a charity auction for Twestival and placed an outrageous winning bid on a macaron tower by LuxBite. Fifty macarons, all to myself! *mwah-ha-ha-ha* There’s been a lot of hoo-hah about macarons in Melbourne and the consensus from the blogosphere seems to be that South Yarra dessert […]

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