The first week of May means three new openings (yes, you read right!), a rooftop pop up bar and a Japanese whisky dinner. The verdict is out at The Urban List HQ—it’s going to be a good one.
Check out our list of the 5 awesome things to do in Melbourne this week.
I don’t keep secrets but I do tell lies | Owl & Cat Theatre
The Owl & Cat Theatre are nailing it with their contemporary plays that are all done on $100 a show. Pretty amazing, huh? Kicking off Tuesday is their new black comedy that will have you in fits. Money, sex and social status—that’s all you need to know before you go. Grab your tickets here to discover the mystery, and support an incredible Melbournian initative.
Chandon in the City Pop Up at The Emerson | South Yarra
Forget Sex and the City, Chandon in the City is where it’s at this Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening from 5pm at The Emerson's rooftop. With a menu curated from Domaine Chandon’s Yarra Valley winery restaurant, Greenpoint Brasserie, and wine pairings from Chandon’s renowned list of still and sparkling wines, you know it’s going to be good. Treat yo’self.
Japanese Whiskey Dinner at Circa, The Prince | St Kilda
Japan is killin’ it on the whisky scene—so much so that there are now worldwide shortages. Circa is providing the rare opportunity to sample some of the finest Japanese Whisky from one of the country’s renowned distilleries, Chichibu. At this initimate dinner on Circa’s Balcony room, you will be treated to a whisky cocktail upon arrival and four selected Chichibu whiskies each matched with exceptional dishes from the award-winning Circa Kitchen. The Wednesday night event sold out in no time, so secure your tickets pronto.
Next Wave Festival
Promoting and showcasing the work of young and emerging artists across a broad range of art forms, the unique biennial Next Wave festival begins this Thursday and runs through to 22 May. With so many stimulating events on offer, we thought we would give you a couple of recommendations. The ‘Decolonist’—a personal meditation practice and a series of delicate artworks that reflect on the effect of colonisation on Aboriginal artist Katie West herself—will no doubt be thought-provoking. Keen on politically charged, fiercely feminist rap and music videos? Queensland artist Hannah Bronte is your gal with her work, ‘Still I Rise’. Check out the website for the full program.
Human Rights Arts & Film Festival
Touring nationally from May-June, the much-anticipated HRAFF commences in Melbourne on 5 May. Tickets to the festival opening on Thursday are already sold out, so we suggest getting down on Friday for an invigorating cultural experience. The Friday lineup is wicked, featuring the likes of Prison Songs—Australia’s first-ever musical documentary—and the Australian Shorts session, an assembly of dynamic works from local emerging filmmaking talent. Check out the full program here.
Check out more great events in Melbourne this month, by heading to the A List!
Image Credit: Chandon In The City, provided