04 PM | 18 Feb

Open Channel presents – Meet Your Next Cast & Crew!

 Mingle with  filmmakers and actors, talk about your  screen projects and make some  new industry contacts.

AFI-nominated producer Melanie Brunt will talk about the production of her short film Dugong,  and casting director Marnie Hill will talk  about the casting process – and how you can help actors get the most   out of the whole experience.

Presented by OPEN CHANNEL and online casting service AT2

WHERE: The Water Rat Hotel, 256 Moray Street (cnr Park & Moray Sts),   South Melbourne WHEN: Tuesday 24 February, 6.30pm – 8.30pm RSVP:  rsvp@openchannel.org.au by Monday 23 February Entry is free!

http://www.AT2.com.au http://www.openchannel.org.au

04 PM | 18 Feb

Hoipolloi present Floating

Hoipolloi in association with Hugh Hughes Productions …

‘Mesmerising an extraordinary sight, hilarious yet touching in the human fragility it conveys.’ The Guardian

Arts House presents internationally acclaimed UK theatre company, Hoipolloi with Floating, a clever and comic tale of the island that floated away.

1 April 1982. The Isle of Anglesey is hit by an earthquake, the Menai Bridge collapses and the island is torn from the mainland of Wales and swept into the terrible storms of the north Atlantic. Trapped on board is Hugh Hughes, desperate to escape and discover life outside his small island.

Created and performed by Hugh Hughes and his collaborative partner, Sioned Rowlands, Floating was a hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006, winning the coveted Total Theatre Prize. It returned to Edinburgh in 2007 before appearing at London’s Barbican, off-Broadway and across the United Kingdom.

Floating amuses and delights with a combination of old-fashioned innocence, great humour and low-fi technology. Hugh and Sioned, assisted by overhead video projection, dry ice and a never-ending collection of instructional props, present a quirky collection of sights and sounds and strange little stories told with plenty of humour and imagination.

Floating is the first in a series of Hoipolloi shows developed with the comic creation Hugh Hughes. Hugh’s work is warm-hearted and intimate, creating a connection with audiences by focussing on sharing experiences. Floating has been supported by the British Council and is presented by Arts House in association with Ten Days on the Island and Sydney Opera House.


Venue: Arts House, North Melbourne Town Hall Address: 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne Dates: Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 March Times: 7.30pm Tickets: $25 / $18 Bookings: artshouse.com.au or 03 9639 0096 More info: www.artshouse.com.au

04 PM | 18 Feb

Troy Innocent’s – Colony – another multiplayer performance

You are invited to participate in a multiplayer performance within Colony, an interactive urban art environment.

Bring your iPhone, borrow a friends or steal one and download the free Colony app from the App Store. Up to thirty people may simultaneously play the urban art environment and feed energy the media creatures that inhabit it. Each of the totems in the networked sculpture may be played like a musical instrument responding to touch with light and sound.

This event was originally planned for December (08) but was scaled back because of heavy rainfall. We had a small group play with umbrellas – we are hoping for a clear night this time!

about the work ::: Colony Troy Innocent 2008 weathering steel, acrylic, computer-controlled light, 12-channel sound, interactive installation, iPhone web app Colony is part artificial lifeform, part icon of a digital media landscape. The weathered totems use light and sound to communicate with one another in response to human presence. Affect the colour and sound patterns of the artwork by walking through the environment or playing the totems with your iPhone.

about the event ::: A demonstration and workshop on how to play shall take place from 8pm onwards.

At dusk we will commence the performance. Pick a totem and begin to play! Rules of play announced on the night.

Register for the event via colony@iconica.org by sending your name and email address. You need to bring an iPhone or iPod touch loaded with the Colony app to participate. People without iPhones are welcome too join in, as the artwork responds to your presence as you walk along the forested path.

Time and Place Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009 Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm Location: Colony at Life.Lab, Digital Harbour Street: Corner of La Trobe Street and Harbour Esplanade, Docklands South Melbourne, Australia   More information and how-to-play at iconica.org/colony/

02 PM | 16 Feb

End of Season Clearance – Everything Must Blow – Melbourne

A big bargain night of flash and trash for hard and happy times…


FRIDAY 20th FEB 2009 @ The Cottage 38 Harrison St, East Brunswick, Melbourne off the north end of Nicholson St, just by the Merri Creek Sale starts 8pm, bands at 9pm til midnight. then DJane til all stock sold out. $6 concussion / $8 full (figure) donation

Get in early to avoid disappointment. Cheap bevvies and a variety of new merchandise heavily discounted…

This very special event will be your LAST CHANCE to catch Suzanne Grae and the Katies’ bargain bass-mint bitch and triangle temptress, Katie Kaos, slamming strings, metal and alcoholic beverages before she leaves our shores and the SGK fashion / musical empire. Katie Kaos will soon be exported to Manhattan, NY, USA where she will attend the New York School of Shaped Metal Percussion to study for a 60 Degree in Equilateral Instruments.

We also have special guest drummer Stitches, imported from Australia’s fashion capital, Newcastle, shimmying in for Katie uber Alles who is currently selling SGK bootleg cassettes in Bali.

We may be in the midst of a global fashion crisis, but don’t think about closing down, let Suzanne Grae & the Katies and friends open you right up!!!! Remember: Shoulder Exposure not Business Foreclosure!!!!


SUZANNE GRAE & THE KATIES featuring the Sportsgirls- shitcore sleaze rock – Inspired by their namesake fashion icons responsible for bringing shoulder padded style and geometric glamour to the suburbs of eighties Australia, SGK are a six piece pop group with 6 ft back up dancers playing timeless original tunes. Now with saxophone AND tamborine available only on bootleg cassette.

CASIONOVA – home keyboard extremist – The neatest, sweetest man of the keys this side of the 80s, Casionova will rock your knee-high socks off, topple you off your pogo stick and make your heart pound like Beat Bank Pattern 47.http://www.myspace.com/casionovavl1

PASH – lip smackin’ gal rappin’ –this foxy femcee has been rockin’ the mic since she was a teen in Sydney, Melbourne and beyond. Pash raps lyrics with substance to fill you up like a protein shake, in a voice as fresh as newly popped champagne. Her debut album is about to smack you sweet on the lips, ears and all around. http://www.myspace.com/emceepash

DISCO VORTEX – best band ever or some shit – Coerced out of semi-retirement for Everything Must Blow, this legendary duo flashily rap the now over the trash beats of the future.

PLUS DJane will spin her dirty ditties tween sets and after…

01 PM | 14 Feb

Volunteers needed for Sustainable Living Festival

The annual Sustainable Living Festival is an exciting and action packed three day weekend at Melbourne’s Federation Square. There will be stalls, talks, art shows and performances on how to reduce your footprint on our planet in peril. The festival will include a number of presentations on vegan cooking and ALV’s popular Freeda Cow will be on hand to let people know her milk is for her baby – thank you very much!

ALV will be running a stall at the festival and volunteers are needed for the Saturday and Sunday. It will be a wonderful opportunity to spread the vegan/animal rights message to the huge crowds that will attend. If you would like to join our team of volunteers at the festival please phone Kasia on 0438386185 or email your mobile number to kasia.kinsky@gmail.com and let her know which days and times you are available to help. Animal Liberation Victoria desperately need people for Saturday, Feb 21 and Sunday Feb 22 for the following shifts: 9.30am-12noon, 11.30am-2pm, 1.30pm-4pm, 3.30pm-6pm. Thank You!

website: Sustainable Living Festival