25 August

Entrecôte to open Melbourne CBD sister venue tomorrow

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You’ll be able to get Entrecôte’s famous steak frites, quick breakfast options and cheap coffees from the Melbourne CBD starting tomorrow.

The Parisian steakhouse is the brainchild of restauranteur Jason M. Jones and Hopkins River Beef producer Adam North, who opened the original location in South Yarra earlier this year. Service at the CBD sister venue starts Wednesday August 26, with the new venue to set up shop next to Stokehouse City at Alfred Place, the former site of Jones’ and Philippa Sibley’s ticketed fine dining restaurant Prix Fixe.

This new restaurant opening comes weeks after the launch of Jones’ new Elsternwick cafe Bancroft Brewers. Menu favourites from the Entrecôte South Yarra location will be replicated in the new, 70-seater venue – expect more of the famous Entrecôte sirloin steak with bottomless fries, take away breakfast options from a street-side window and daily happy hour deals that’ll buy you oysters for $2 a pop and Mumm Champagne for $12 a glass.… Read more

25 August

Stephen Fry announces ‘Telling Tales’ national tour in November

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This year alone, Stephen Fry has married his partner Elliott Spencer, quit Instagram after saying he’d been ‘hounded off’, courted controversy over the colourful language he used when hosting the BAFTAs, and continued to preside over comedy panel show QI. ‘National treasure’ is a term perpetually orbiting around the British actor, author journalist, comedian, presenter and director: at the very least, the man has been instrumental to some of television’s finest comedies, has created first-class documentaries, novels and films, and has been advocating for LGBTIQ rights for decades.

You may only know him as the ‘Fry’ in A Bit of Fry and Laurie, or as Melchett in Blackadder. You may have raced through his autobiographical trilogy: Moab is my Washpot, The Fry Chronicles and More Fool Me. Or, maybe he’s just the QI guy.

Any way you look at it, Fry’s Australian tour is worth getting excited about.… Read more

24 August

Hugh Jackman returning to Oz with an “arena spectacular”

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The Boy from Oz is returning down under to make one of his dreams come true: from November, Hugh Jackman is touring the country with a live show called Broadway to Oz.

The genesis of the show was Jackman’s 2011 solo show Back on Broadway. Rather than touring that Down Under, he’s developed something bigger featuring songs he’s loved and performed across his career, combined with storytelling and a spot of dance. “No two shows will be the same – I like to keep it pretty informal,” said Jackman at the Sydney media call. “I will tell you what it’s like to be in my shoes – both on screen or stage and off, and growing up.”

Academy Awards performances aside, Jackman is best known these days for film roles (most notably his Wolverine stints); but it was his Tony Award-winning performance in a 2004 Broadway production of The Boy from Oz that put him on the map. In fact, Jackman was last on Australian stages with the 2006 arena tour for Boy From Oz.… Read more

24 August

Dreamy psychedelic-rock outfit Tame Impala to trip out with Australian tour

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Psychedelic-rock outfit Tame Impala has been tearing up the airwaves with their newest record Currents, and they’ve just announced a nation-wide tour.

Currents is Tame Impala’s third studio album and is being touted as the band’s most playful and varied record to date. Frontman, writer and producer Kevin Parker wrote all the music and plays all of the instruments on the album. On stage, however, Parker plays with bandmates Jay Watson (keys), Dominic Simper (guitar), Cam Avery (bass) and Julien Barbagallo (drums).

See these Perth natives live on stage in November as they bring psychedelic hits like ‘Feel Like We Only Go Backwards’, ‘Elephant’, ‘Lucidity’ and their recent single ‘Let It Happen’ to Sidney Myer Music Bowl.

Want to know more about this trippy band? Read Time Out Melbourne Music Editor’s interview with Tame Impala frontman Kevin Parker.

Tickets to Tame Impala’s national tour go on sale Monday August 31, on 9am via Ticketmaster.… Read more

24 August

Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally – aka Ron Swanson and Karen Walker – announce Australian tour

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Ron Swanson and Karen Walker are a married couple in real life. If this is news to you, then we’ll just let that sink in for a minute. If you’ve spent the last few years dreaming about what life is like at home for two of television’s most hilarious, acerbic characters, then break out the vodka: Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman are coming to Australia early next year to unleash their sexed-up Summer of 69: No Apostrophe tour.

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Crucially, as Offerman notes in the tour announcement, “there’s an important subtitle in the show, and it’s ‘no apostrophe’. It’s about the greatest love relationship of all time”. Mullally adds that the show will be “rather graphic”; we’re talking songs, explicit details of their red-hot relationship and, (whatever this means), “an astonishing final act of completion”.

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Many of us have already experienced the unbridled Offerman/Mullally sexual chemistry in NBC’s Parks and Recreation, in which Mullally plays Ron Swanson’s ex-wife, Tammy Two.… Read more