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Shadows cinema: new Spring season

October 26, 2011

http://pj-shadow.blogspot.com/2011/10/shadows-spring-part-2-popular-control.html

One of Melbourne’s best-kept secrets… until now. Underground Melbourne are determined to make sure there’s not a spare seat in the house.  Check out the spring season!

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Melbourne Zombie Shuffle 2011 – Date now announced

August 21, 2011

Finally! we have the date for the 2011 Melbourne Zombie Shuffle.  And what better day to make like the undead than Halloween 2011.

Here are the announced details:

Melbourne’s biggest annual gathering of the undead. What do we want? BRAINS!When do we want it? BRAINS!

Ready your finest gore, the Melbourne Zombie Shuffle 2011 is GO! Check back regularly for updated information, but for now, mark Sunday 30th October – aka Halloween Eve – from 1:00pm – 4:30pm in your zombie diary!

Update:

Melbourne Zombie Shuffle

We will be meeting in Carlton Gardens at 1pm, then leaving at 2pm heading along La Trobe St, Exhibition St, Bourke St Mall, Swanston St, across the bridge at Fed Square and finishing in Alexandra Gardens.

More information via their FACEBOOK

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Kustom Lane – kustom art sale, hotrods, tikis and more

November 22, 2010

 

Hawthorn art gallery/shop/curio haven Kustom Lane are having an Art sale this weekend.  That seems as good a reason as any to profile this mighty unique location, which brings together hotrods, tikis, lounge and gorelesque art,  50s horror schlock and more under one roof.  Kustom Lane is a paen to all things kitschtastic, with an emphasis on rockabilly, psychobilly, horror and burlesque motifs.

They display work by local artists centred around these themes, and sell tikis, have gigs and hotrod related exhibitions… and much more.

Why not make this weekend your excuse to get down to Kustom Lane in Hawthorn and find out more?  Oh and they also have an online art store.

Details:

General Email Enquiries: info@kustomlane.com

Online Store Enquiries: orders@kustomlane.com

LOCATION

8 LUTON LANE
HAWTHORN 3122

PHONE: (03) 9818 1307

Gallery is located near corner of Glenferrie Rd and Burwood Rd.

We are located directly behind The Glenferrie Hotel.

TRANSPORT AND PARKING

Plenty of parking near gallery on weekends.

Use Tram No. 16 or Train to Glenferrie Station.

Glenferrie Station.

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Welle Welle Welle… it’s a German indie music night!

October 27, 2010

 

It may not be often that you get a hankering for some Oompah … or for that matter a Falco fix…  but if you do have those moments where you want to get your lederhosen on – this is the night for you.  I personally have a weakness for Neue Deutsche Welle, and will be attending this night mit gusto (and bratwurst)…

In the words of the organisers of Schuss In Schwarze:

It’s a great night of tunes and dancing! Everything from Kraut rock, to Ska, Powerpop, Reggae, Punk, Neue Deutsche Welle, 60s Beat, Mod and plenty of the newest music from the German Speaking World! Drink, dance, be merry! Enjoy the best Gluehwein this side of the Yarra!

Schuss in Schwarze has been going for over a year now, and happens monthly at Willow Bar, 222 High Strasse, Northcote.

Join their Facebook Group to see upcoming dates as they’re announced…

and don’t forget – no matter what the weather – to say YES to the Gluhwein..

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Melbourne Horror Film Society

September 28, 2010

Better late than never, is every fiend’s cry as they hunt for that last brain/victim/rat/virgin before the dawn.  And so say I, bumping into the spooky Melbourne Horror Film Society so late in 2010’s  shadow.

But there are still films to be seen at 1000 pound bend before the year is out, and a perfectly meritorious idea to get ghoulish in long spring nights.  They have membership details at their website, and a programme of films for 2010.

They also have a facebook page.

Goretastic times ahead!

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Sweet Streets Stencil Art Festival, 8 – 24 October 2010

September 28, 2010

It’s always interesting when the underground somehow makes the establishment… and you wonder what is lost and what is gained in that transaction.  That’s certainly the case when it comes to street art.  I remember a conversation on a train, a couple of years ago, between two stencil friends, one of whom was a stencil artist.  Another friend was currently serving time for his public defacement of buldings – ie stencilling.  However, this same friend’s work had just appeared in a new Melbourne City Council approved book on Melbourne’s stencil art.  There’s the rub, don’t you think?  Especially with this medium – people can endorse the product, legitimised and comodified, made respectable, but not the method, or the medium.  It’s an interesting tension.

And where better to ponder the issue than at a Stencil Art Festival like Sweet Streets.

From their website:

Welcome to Sweet Streets 2010, proudly presented by Melbourne Stencil Festival in conjunction with the City of Yarra & 3RRR.  Our festival celebrates & embraces the diversity of street art. Discover why Melbourne has a global reputation for these art forms through our extensive list of events, and happenings which will take you on an unforgettable journey that you will want to share with all of your friends. Our sponsor partners & wonderful team of dedicated volunteers, artists &  supporters are proud to present a dynamic and diverse 16 day festival (8 – 24 October 2010) which showcases the very best of contemporary urban and street art culture.

The calendar of events is here:

With the opening and awards show happening at 1000 pound bend on October 8th.  More info here:

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The Melbourne Browncoats

August 30, 2010

Too late to prime you for Joss Whedon’s flying visit to Melbourne for Writers’ Festival, I can only hope you were able to find that choice morsel on your own… but for Whedonverse devotees now feeling short of a Buffy Bonding session, fear not!

Melbourne has its own semi-official Whedon Fan Club in The Melbourne Browncoats.

Their website describes the following:

About Melbourne Browncoats

Welcome to the new home of the Melbourne Browncoats! This is a place for fans of Joss Whedon’s television series “Firefly” and movie “Serenity”, as well as other projects involving cast and crew of the Whedonverse.

For the past few years, we’ve been building a Browncoat community under the banner of Browncoats Downunder. And we’ve had a blast! Hosting pub nights, supporting the annual “Can’t Stop the Serenity” charity events and running a Browncoat Booth at local conventions.

And there’s more fun to come! We’re getting back to our roots and focusing on meeting local people at local events, hence the refinement in our group’s name.

We invite you to poke around the site, check out photos of our past activities and learn about what we’re up to next. And if you find you want more, why not join us? This is an all inclusive group, and there are no fees to join. Just come along to events which take your fancy, join us on Twitter and meet some of the wonderful folk that make up Melbourne’s Browncoat community.

Twitter: @MelbBrowncoats
Facebook: Melbourne Browncoats

As you can imagine, the Whedon Visitation was possibly the zenith of 2010’s Browncoat activities, but there will be plenty requiring a serious debrief and withdrawal-redressing any time soon, so check out their facebook/twitter/website and, if you find yourself amongst the saddened Serenity set – join on up!

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