Hilton Hotels are doing something epic with Melbourne’s graffiti street art

Hilton Grafitti Loft Double Tree Flinders Street hotel James Banham

Last year, the Hilton Hotel in Southwharf Melbourne turned it out by collaborating with Melbourne interiors gurus Sage & Clare to create a room that was truly stunning and really quite unique. Hilton Hotel South Wharf and homewares store and stylists Sage and Clare have joined forces this summer to create the ‘Summer Sleepover’ package […]

Meet the drag queen: Lazy Susan

Lazy Susan drag queen Melbourne

It’s not every day you’re kicked out of a competition twice only to emerge the winner. Unless, of course, your name is Lazy Susan. The Melbourne drag queen might only be approaching her six month hump in drag, but what the self-proclaimed big ol’ campy faggot of a motherless drag queen might lack in experience […]

The greatest thing to happen to Opera since the Sydney Opera House

Melbourne Arts Centre Opera

If there’s one thing you need to add to your bucket list is to see the opera. Doesn’t matter where, doesn’t matter when, but with technology being as awesome as it is these days, none of that really matters and the Victorian Opera is all about proving it. The company is the first in Australia […]

Where to celebrate Bastille Day in Melbourne

Mrs Sippy Double Bay Chefs Table Sydney food table

Bastille Day is France’s celebrated national day that has a special place in the hearts of Francophiles around the world. If you’re one and live in Melbourne, then you’re going to want to know where to go to sample to finest French fare the city has to offer. Here they are… L’Hotel Gitan European inspired gastropub, L’Hotel Gitan, […]

Australia’s top 100 restaurants for 2017 are…

Luis Tan Bondi Food, THE F 5

Australia’s Top Restaurants have been announced and it’s epic. Presented by Qantas and The Australian Financial Review the top 100 eateries were revealed at a Gala Awards ceremony held at The Star. The number one? Dan Hunter’s acclaimed Brae took the coveted number one position, followed by Attica, Ester, Sixpenny, Sepia, Franklin, Tipo 00, Embla, Automata and Hubert, […]

Bosozoku is a new Japanese joint in South Yarra you need to try

Bosozoku Japanese South Yarra Melbourne log

Bosozoku is Melbourne’s latest addition to the Japanese food scene. Smartly situated just off Chapel Street, this edgy new eatery seems almost too cool to join the rest. But with Melbourne’s already overpopulated coloured burger bun providers, can this new fine-dining burger joint make it’s stamp on the food scene? After making your way past […]

Cyrens: the Songs of Cy Colman

Cabaret Cyrens Cy Coleman

Three absolute professionals of Australia’s musical theatre and cabaret scene took to the stage on Tuesday night and breathed life and love into the songbook of one of Broadway’s star composers and coolest cats, Cy Colman. Amanda Harrison, Chelsea Renton-Gibb, and Melissa Langton were exceptional from first appearance on stage to last note sung in […]

Meet the Drag Queen: Karen From Finance

Karen From Finance drag queen 1

Karen is no ordinary queen. Yeah, sure, she puts on wigs, paints her face, pads-in her womanly bits with endless metres of foam; but it’s what lies beyond the façade and beneath the exterior that truly shifts what it means to be a drag queen in Melbourne’s growing scene. The on-stage persona of Richard Chadwick, […]

Queen of Broadway: The Ethel Merman Story

Queen Broadway THE F Melbourne Cabaret Festival 3

To bring to life one of Broadway’s most iconic divas, translate her larger than life personality to an intimate cabaret space and performance is no mean feat. Jon Jackson took the bull by the horns and did just that in his Melbourne Cabaret Festival show Queen of Broadway: The Ethel Merman Story at Chapel Off […]

The Melbourne Cabaret Festival is as camp as ever

Melbourne Cabaret Festival Dolly Diamond theatre Chapel off Chapel 6

Chapel off Chapel was buzzing with some of this year’s brightest cabaret talent for the Melbourne Cabaret Festival opening gala, hosted by the festival’s fabulous artistic director, the dazzling drag superstar, Dolly Diamond. It gave sensational rise to a diverse range of acts that will all be taking part in the festival this year, from a Motown […]

And the Helpmann theatre nominees are…

Helpmann Theatre

The Helpmann Awards Nominations for 2017 were announced on Monday night at Hamer Hall in Melbourne. Since 2001 the Helpmann Awards, named in honour of famed Australian actor, choreographer, dancer, and theatre director Sir Robert Helpmann, have been awarded to recognise exceptional achievements in the disciplines of musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. Over the next two […]

What it’s like at the Melbourne Theatre Company’s production of ‘Macbeth’

Macbeth Melbourne Theatre Company

The Melbourne Theatre Company has dared to modernise recent adaptations of Shakespeare, including Hamlet and Queen Lear, to great success. This year’s production of Macbeth is no exception. Director Simon Phillip’s modern portrayal of Shakespeare’s 411-year-old tragedy demonstrates that play’s themes of politics and power are no less relevant today, albeit in different ways. The […]