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First-ever festival Asia TOPA to celebrate creative arts in Asia like no other

THE National Ballet of China, Circa, AR Rahman… World class talent from Asia’s creative arts scene will launch the four-month long Asia Triennial of Performing Arts. Vondra Tay has your highlights from this can’t miss event early next year.


Highlights from the 2016 Japanese Film Festival

NOW entering its 20th year, the 2016 Japanese Film Festival yet again is bringing a slate of some of the best films Japan has on offer both old and new. Vondra Tay has your highlights on what to see.


The Weekender: October 7 – 9

MARVEL at the Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Astor, chow down on some delectable Malaysian dishes, go to a dog-friendly music festival or shop around for vintage wares for spring and summer. Natalie Ng has your weekend covered.


The Weekender: September 30 – October 2

OCCUPY your weekend with environmental documentaries at EFFA 2016, explore off-limit areas at the MCG, embrace Muslim culture through art and performances and build your own terrarium to brighten up your home. Samantha has your weekend covered.


SEXtember: What K-pop can tell you about sex, feminism and relationships

DESPITE what you might think, you’ll be surprised by how much K-Pop can tackle the male gaze, abusive relationships and sex in general. Lunnie Gan has your K-Pop playlist for SEXtember!


SEXtember: What reading romance taught me about sex

THERE’S more to romance fiction than what those those book covers suggest. Natalie Ng chats to Smart Bitches Trashy Books’ Elyse Discher and Amanda Diehl and shares how reading romance can open up new perspectives on sex, preferences, health and relationships.


Soundsekerta 2016: Here’s to a decade more

THIS year’s Soundsekerta is all about connecting Australia with Indonesia through the power of music. Stevi Lee brings you all the details of the wonderful performances on the night.


SEXtember: Sex and sexuality according to films and TV in 2016

EACH year, film and television gets a little better at presenting fresh perspectives on sex. Natalie Ng compiles the very best films and shows in 2016 that continue to challenge how sex and sexuality should be perceived on screen.


Highlights from 2016 Lavazza Italian Film Festival

SEE nothing but the very best in Italian filmmaking when the Lavazza Italian Film Festival makes its return this September! Hieu Chau has more.


The Weekender: September 2 – 4

EXPLORE the cinematic worlds of South Korea, sample Japan’s anime culture, make new friends with photography or support the future of designers and crafters this weekend! Hieu Chau has you covered.


Soundsekerta 2016: A Decade to Remember

CELEBRATING a decade of Indonesian talent, Soundsekerta 2016 continues its mission to bring entertainment to Indonesians in Melbourne with its upcoming concert. Stevi Lee has more.


The Weekender: August 26 – 28

VISIT the Melbourne Writers Festival, see what trends are emerging at the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, get your cosplay on at Animaga, or send off winter at Docklands with a fireworks display. Lunnie Gan has you set this weekend.


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