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The Weekender: December 20 – 22

Meld Magazine

Thu Dec 19 2013


ENJOY Kara-Jokey! at Trades Hall, check out an exhibition at ACCA, pick up something vintage at the Southside Handmade Vintage Market, or catch a play in the Royal Botanic Gardens. Daniel Driscoll lets you know what’s on this weekend.

Kara-Jokey! Karaoke
Friday, December 20 (8.30pm – 11.00pm; Doors open 8.00pm); Bella Union, Trades Hall (Corner Lygon and Victoria Street, Carlton South)

Is there a song in your heart you just have to unleash? Do you love a good laugh? If the answer is ‘yes’, then Kara-Jokey! – the karaoke competition with a twist – is the place for you.

At Kara-Jokey! you can watch well-known and upcoming comedians take on members of the public for the right to be crowned Karaoke Champion and win the grand prize. Audience participation is encouraged, a sense of humour is required, talent is optional.

Adult tickets are $15 while concession holders need only pay $10.

Check here for information on how to enter or book tickets to the show.

Crescendo Exhibition
December 20 – March 2 (Various times); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (111 Sturt Street, Southbank)

Explore the world through an artists eyes at Crescendo, a new exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA). Crescendo features seven projects where artists have used film and music to create enclosed worlds; each exploring myth, history and human pageantry as metaphors for life.

Visitors are treated to new visions of history, as artists explore histrionics, heroic deeds and herculean tasks, each a visual reflection of the inevitability of life and death. This is a free event.

For more information visit the exhibit’s page on the ACCA website.

Southside Handmade Vintage Market
Saturday, December 21 (11.00am – 4.00pm); St Kilda RSL (Level 1, 88 Acland Street, St Kilda, 3182)

Running once a month, the Southside Handmade Vintage Market offers an excellent range of everything vintage.

From authentic old-fashioned clothing and accessories to homewares, you can expect to pay considerably less for original vintage goods here than you would for that trendy remake in regular stores. This market is perfect for those looking to kill the afternoon in style. Entry to the market is free.

Interested? Find out more about the Southside Handmade Vintage Market.

Shakespeare Under the Stars: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saturday, December 21 – March 15 (Tuesday – Sunday at 8.00pm; Doors open 7.00pm); Royal Botanic Gardens – Southern Cross Lawn (Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra)

Enjoy what has become a Melbourne tradition with Shakespeare Under the Stars. Always a special occasion, this year’s performances mark a milestone as The Australian Shakespeare Company celebrates 25 years of productions in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.

Returning to the first play performed in 1988, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, patrons are invited to enjoy this latest adaptation of the beloved play amongst it’s trademark starlit garden surroundings.

Pack some nibbles and drinks while you pull up a rug and enjoy the magic of one of the Bard’s greatest tales.

Tickets are $45 for adults and $40 concession.

Book tickets at the Australian Shakespeare Company website.