I've written a new play - it's an adaptation of Aliens (1986), mounted as if it was a Shakespearean history play. It's on at Theatre Works from Jan 11 to 15, 2022. 7:30pm Melbourne Summer Time. Tickets on sale here. [more inside]
Concerned about the loss of Australian Government funding for the arts? Interested in other ways of funding the arts? Have examples of strategies that worked for you? Come on by and let's chat! Crowdfunding, barn-raising, sponsorships, giving circles, community grants, even day jobs & family support - let's get a wider view of all our options and even make new ones. Artists, artsworkers, funders, organisations, community groups - all are welcome! Free entry, bookings encouraged. Venue is wheelchair-accessible. [more inside]
Under_petticoat_rule and I are continuing our travels around the world - and our effort to have a MeFi Meetup in just about every city we visit. Come on out, have a beer or other beverage of your choice, tell us what we shouldn't miss in Melbourne and give us first hand accounts of Democracy Sausages! (And wish me a happy birthday!)
After a successful season at Melbourne Fringe, Queer Lady Magician returns to Melbourne's LGBTQIA+ festival Midsumma! Updated script, new tricks, new shenanigans. The Melba Spiegeltent Studio, 30 Jan - 3 Feb 2019. Get tickets here. [more inside]
Queer Lady Magician (Projects, Ask) makes its full debut at Melbourne Fringe! 12-15th Sept 2018 at Gasworks Art Park Studio Theatre. Tickets available from Melbourne Fringe or Gasworks Art Park. [more inside]
Personally or politically, 2016 was THE WORST. Let's say good fucking riddance to it. [more inside]
I'm new to Melbourne and would like to meet people & get to know this place. Let's meet up!
Anyone up for an evening meetup on Friday, 27 February? [more inside]
WHO ARE YOU SUPPOSED TO BE is my romantic comedy for nerds that premiered at Edinburgh Fringe in 2013 - and later played in London. Melbourne Fringe will be its Australian debut. Starring Rob Lloyd (Who Me, The Science of Doctor Who) and Jennifer Lusk. Come along and see a story about fans, fandom and how our passions can bring us together and sometimes push us apart. From Sept 23 to Oct 5, 8pm (every night except Mon 29). Cheap Tuesdays, 2-for-1 Wednesdays. Group discount. http://www.melbournefringe.com.au/fringe-festival/show/who-are-you-supposed-to-be/ [more inside]
in the spirit of 15th anniversary celebrations, who's up for a Melbourne meetup on the 25th? [more inside]
I'm coming to Melbourne! And will be in town for approximately 1 night, 14th November. Wondering if anyone would be interested in meeting up for after work drinks and or dinner. Would be nice to see some of you lovely folks.
Let's catch up for a rugby match this season. [more inside]
Sunday February 10th 11 am at the Gallery Kitchen at the National Gallery of Victoria for brunch and later I will be wandering around the exhibitions if anyone would like to join me Directions to National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Rd
Melbourne mefites visiting Sydney in a week, for a week. Meetupping for (early) dinner at the Duck Inn on Thurs 29th. [more inside]
Professional science communicator, Mefite lurker and mate of mine Owen is doing a show at the Fringe Festival this year: science demonstrations you can do with alcohol and bar equipment. I went on opening night and it was great fun. I want to go again to see how the show is shaping up over the course of the festival and with Mefites' love of bars, drinking and science thought I'd make it an event in case folk were interested. I'm proposing Tuesday because it's tight ass Tuesday, but it's running most nights of the week. If you're keen but can't make that night, I'm pretty flexible. Official blurb under the fold. [more inside]
At the last trivia gathering there was talk about a repeat this week, as Jacalata is back in town again. So who's in?
Gomichild & Jacalata are coming to town! [more inside]
We need a new venue for regular(ish) Melbourne pub trivia. Suggestions, recommendations, thoughts, all welcome. The more the merrier, so even if you don't have a venue in mind but are interested in coming along let us know what nights and/or suburbs are viable and we'll see if we can accommodate. Cheers!
we've been cranking up the credit at the Limerick Castle wednesday night trivia, and need to get it back down. so come along, play some trivia, and let's see if we can finish the night with less credit than when we started.
ANZAC day has been and gone, so we're back for fortnightly trivia at the Limerick.
Trivia. Limerick. Anyone else in? [more inside]
North Melbourne triv. [more inside]
This is a very special episode of Melbourne Metafilter Meetups. So much so that we're being given several weeks notice! Mark your calendars or forever be wringing your hands in agony at having missed this historic event. This is like the second biggest event since Jessamyn came to Melbourne & only 2 people showed up. What a bunch of fucking slackers. [more inside]
pub trivia at the pub again with the shitty food [more inside]
once more, wednesday trivia at the Limerick Castle. we've given the locals a couple of wins, so it's time to start clocking up points again for the end-of year trophy. [more inside]
Wednesday again, and trivia at the Limerick. That's the Limerick Castle in North Melbourne, not the Limerick Arms in South Melbourne where I booked a table last week. Apparently they also do Wednesday trivia at the Limerick Arms. But we'll be at the Limerick Castle in North Melbourne.
we lost last week, but there's a trophy to be won and Team MeFi credibility to be regained... [more inside]
Limerick Castle trivia is on again, and we need Mefites to continue our winning streak. [more inside]
Melbourne trivia is a go at the Limerick Castle, corner of Errol and Arden Streets, North Melbourne. [more inside]
How about we finally check out the Limerick Triv next week?
Just for something completely different this Wednesday, how about pub trivia at the Corner? Oh, and IT'S JONATHANSTRANGE'S BIRTHDAY!!! [more inside]
wednesday evening trivia at the corner hotel. once more into the breach and all that. [more inside]
Who is up for trivia this week at the Corner Hotel? [more inside]
I have written a short play, "Poems a Dead Boy Wrote" that will be included as part of Short & Sweet Melbourne - a short play festival running from Nov 2nd to Nov 12th. [more inside]
Trivia. The Corner Hotel. Again. [more inside]
Weekly Melbourne trivia is on again - the corner hotel, from 7pm...table for Kate short for Bob. Who's in???
There's been some talk about hitting the Corner Hotel again this week for Wednesday night trivia, which being less than 48 hours away, I'm posting this as confirmed. [more inside]
There's been a couple of suggestions of checking out other pub trivia competitions around Melbourne. [more inside]
Who's up for more MeFi Melbourne pub trivia? [more inside]
warmup trivia night at the corner, this wednesday the 10th. [more inside]
Pubquiz in Melbourne. Last meetup there was some talk of getting a mefi team together for a trivia night. Anyone in? [more inside]
We keep saying that we should have another meetup...and it's true. We should. We really really should. So who's in and when?? [more inside]
It's been a long time, Melbourne! I'm keen to get outside and enjoy the (long-awaited) summer. What do you say to a beer? Wed 9 Feb, starting 6 or 7, Riverland. [more inside]
Writers, actors, directors, audience members! Come one, come all to the second event in the Melbourne Cold Reading Series on Tuesday August 10th, 2010. Excerpts from plays and screenplays will be read on the night, plus a full read of a short two-hander of mine, "Cleopatra's Shadow". [more inside]