10 things to do in Marvellous Melbourne this week


Hailing from Canberra, Liam Wright is a 21-year-old singer-songwriter who relocated to Melbourne. Having supported Kim Churchill and entertained festival crowds at Groovin the Moo, he performs his soulful brand of folk-rock with a guitar in hand. Today, 6pm, Wesley Anne, 250 High Street, Northcote, free, 9482 1333, free (bookings essential), wesleyanne.com.au.

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Catch a flick in the last few days of the British Film Festival. There’s a riotous reimagining of Noel Coward’s comedy Blithe Spirit, and other festival highlights include A Bump Along the Way and Supernova starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci. Until Dec 2, various times, locations and prices, 9817 6421, britishfilmfestival.com.au.


Matthew Harris curates Slime and Ashes at West Space’s new location at Collingwood Yards. The group exhibition features approaches to figuration and anthropomorphic cuteness, and tracks our evolution from primordial goo to world domination. Until Jan 15, Wed-Fri, noon-6pm, Sat-Sun, noon-4pm, West Space, Collingwood Yards, 30 Perry Street, Collingwood, free (bookings required), westspace.org.au.


The Children’s International Film Festival features a program for the little ones and the young at heart. Opening with a contemporary retelling of Lassie Come Home, there’s also the Australian animation Daisy Quokka and a special presentation of the first three episodes of Moominvalley. Until Dec 13, various times, locations and prices, chiff.com.au.


Destiny Deacon’s NGV exhibition features works that are riddled with dark humour and take a poignant look at contemporary Australia. Best known for her photography, Destiny includes more than 100 multidisciplinary works. Until Feb 14, 10am-5pm, the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, corner of Swanston and Flinders streets, city, free, 8620 2222, ngv.vic.gov.au


Cracked Actors Theatre put on a side-splitting production of John Patrick Shanley’s Where’s My Money?, a play exploring marriage and its discontents. Tickets are already selling out to these intimate stage shows. Dec 1-20, various times, Cracked Actors Theatre, Level 1, 34 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park, $25.50-$36, trybooking.com/events/landing/641318.

Destiny Deacon at the NGV.Credit:


Abbotsford Convent take the pressure off finding Christmas presents with the Convent Made pop-up shop. All sorts of homewares, jewellery, paintings, ceramics and other handcrafted items are available from local artists and makers. Dec 1-22, Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, free entry, 9415 3600, abbotsfordconvent.com.au.


Queen Victoria Market lights up again on Wednesday nights with the Festive Food Truck Stop. There’s a smorgasbord of street food to choose from including bao buns, Jamaican jerk chicken, Texas barbecue and more. Until Dec 16, Wed, 5pm-10pm, Queen Victoria Market, corner of Queen and Therry streets, city, free entry, 9320 5822, qvm.com.au.

A pop-up at the Queen Victoria Market.Credit:


Made up of three brothers and two mates, Vaudeville Smash sound like an explosion of funk, flute, sax, synth and groove. The Aussie band launch their new single I Like Video Games, and the ticket price includes $20 bar credit. Fri, 10pm, the Night Cat, 137-141 Johnston Street, Fitzroy, $55, 9417 0090, thenightcat.com.au.

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Got the travel bug? Head to Wanderlust Melbourne, a new multi-sensory attraction that transports you to five dream destinations. Walk the bustling streets of London and New York, peek the Paris cityscape, relax on a tropical beach and explore a snowy winter wonderland. Dec 5-Jan 31, noon-8pm, 365-379 Smith Street, Fitzroy, $29.50, wanderlustmelbourne.com.au.

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