The QV retail precinct in Melbourne CBD is gearing up to host an outdoor cinema program this summer. From December to February, the astroturf-covered square in the shopping center will be kitted out with deckchairs and a giant outdoor screen from Thursday to Sunday nights.
The cinema program, which will feature seasonally appropriate screenings for the festive season and Australia Day, has been curated by local filmmaker Gus Berger. In February, he’ll present a selection of local flicks as part of the Melbourne Independent Film Focus.
Opening night on Tuesday December 1 will feature a free screening of The Devil Wears Prada. Tickets after opening night are $12 and will also buy you access to selected special screenings complete with pre-screening entertainment and live gigs.
Bring your beloved pooch on Saturday December 12 to the fundraiser screening of Best In Show, where all proceeds will go to The Lost Dogs’ Home.… Read more
The Arts Centre Melbourne is putting the call out for 300 volunteers to help set up their Dominoes installation art project, in which a chain of giant dominoes will tumble in a two-kilometre stretch across Melbourne on Saturday, February 6. The eye-catching stunt by internationally renowned performance company Station House Opera will see more than 7000 dominoes snake in and out of buildings, over and under bridges and along laneways and promenades in the city, linking the city’s diverse areas in a very literal demonstration of cause-and-effect.
Volunteers are needed to help place the row of dominoes (really lightweight concrete breezeblocks) across Melbourne, and also guard said row from the hundreds of jokers who will no doubt try to sneakily give it a nudge.
First created as a celebration linking five London boroughs, Dominoes has since been performed in more than 10 European cities, including Copenhagen, Marseille, Helsinki and Ljubljana. February’s performance will mark the first time it has been presented outside of Europe.… Read more
Batten down the hatches people, the Bureau of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Melbourne with tornadoes already sighted in Tullamarine. Reports of heavy rainfall, flash floods and damaging winds have come from all over the city, with the worst predicted to hit inner city areas as well as Port Phillip and northern, western, south eastern and inner east suburbs.
Punters at Oaks Day will certainly be struggling to keep their fascinators on and their feet dry, with heavy rain and winds reaching Flemington. Flash flooding across the city is also affecting traffic and public transport services, with tram services on route 59 towards Airport West and both ways on route 6 experiencing delays.
— Kara Irving (@Kara_Irving) November 5, 2015
Stay dry folks!… Read more
It was busier than the Boxing Day sales this morning as 100 new stores opened for business as part of stage one of Eastland’s redevelopment.
On the retail front, big national and international names are set to make shopping in the ’burbs a thing of joy, with the likes of Uniqlo (which opened to the sound of Japanese percussionists, literally drumming up business) and Scanlan Theodore, Alpha60, David Jones, Gorman, Scotch & Soda, H&M Marimeko and Victoria’s Secret opening for trade.
On the food front, notable inclusions come in the guise of celebrity chef outings – George Calombaris has set up his fourth Jimmy Grants and Frank Camorra hots things up with Paco’s Tacos.
In total, the project will rack up an estimated $665m and stage two of the redevelopment is in the pipeline (due for completion in 2016).
Until the novelty dies down a tad, expect queueing and car park circling, but it’s worth it – shopping and food for the eastern suburbs is never going to look the same
Time Out commissioned Beastman to create the mural inspired by the company mission statement: ‘promoting those who drive positive cultural change; to inspire readers to lead a richer life, to know their city, and to have more fun.’ The artwork deploys simplified organic shapes: raindrops, triangular grids, leaves, eyes, pipes and rays.
“Everything that mission statement is about is what I’m about,” says Brad Eastman, better known as Beastman. “I’m about cultural change, I’m on a constant mission to evolve my artwork… There are futuristic themes of what nature could become. My paintings are about the future.”