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Melbourne City DNA

25 May, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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How can data bring about change to our city? You don’t need a microscope to examine the DNA of our city. Melbourne’s DNA is in its data: maps, stories, the information we collect, the projects we undertake. The city is alive, and the echoes it creates tell us not only how it has evolved, but also what futures are open to us. Melbourne City DNA is an imaginative blending of [...]

Delve into Computing Futures

25 May, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sending an email requires more electricity than you’d think. Computing now contributes as much to climate change as the aviation industry. And let’s not talk about the horsepower needed to watch Netflix! Presented by FLEET*, Computing Futures is a week-long interactive exhibition at the Hub, exploring how computers have evolved and the limits of current technologies. Get excited about the history of computing and explore what’s next in low-energy electronics, [...]

The future of interfaces

25 May, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Ever dreamed of taking an augmented reality trip inside your body to look at your own intestines? Visit the University of Melbourne’s Interaction Design Lab exhibition to get a glimpse into the future of product design and interactive systems using smart technologies. Discover what artificial intelligence can learn about you by just looking at your face, how to interact with digital content using only eye movement, and how augmented reality [...]

Interaction futures

25 May, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Your gestures, voice, movement and gaze can now control how you use and interact with a smart device - how do you feel about your phone reading your body language? Learn how artificial intelligence, mixed reality and the Internet of Things (IoT) will influence the way we interact with our devices through a series of talks with the University of Melbourne’s Computing and Information Systems team. The systems of the [...]

Terrain: Take a walk inside a song

25 May, 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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  Ever loved a piece of music so much you wished you could get inside it? Lose yourself in a song – or several – as the Hub turns into a playful, interactive listening environment. Don a pair of headphones plugged into Terrain, a custom-built app, to navigate through the Hub and experience a 3D audio journey of discovery. Explore the individual instruments and textures that make up this rich [...]

Melbourne: The world’s most death-able city

25 May, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Melbourne has long been ranked as one of the world’s most liveable cities - but faced with an ageing population and increased rates of mortality, can Melbourne also become the world’s most death-able city? Discover the meaning of a ‘good death’ and co-design the city’s deathly future in this interactive workshop with digital design firm Portable. Get down with the ghouls, ghosts, rituals and experiences of death – and create [...]

Death drinks: Welcome to LYMBO

25 May, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Congratulations on your death and welcome to LYMBO - the waiting room between life and your next adventure. An afterlife gathering with a difference, join digital design company Portable for a relaxed evening of drinks, nibbles, music and a deathly discussion. A twist on the concept of a death cafe, grab a drink and relax with others making the transition. Spend your remaining lucid moments chatting about your perceptions and [...]

Return to Escape from Woomera

25 May, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Make your own bid for freedom as part of a turbo-charged and retro-fitted evening of live gaming, performance, discussion and debate. Sixteen years ago a group of Australians rocked the political landscape with a video game putting players in the shoes of a refugee escaping detention. Now the sprawling creative collective Applespiel invites you to make your own bid for freedom as part of a turbo-charged and retro-fitted evening of [...]

What if safety becomes permanent?

25 May, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

What if walking through the city at night was safe for everybody? Experience the sensory overload of live cinematic techno with synchronised visuals as Simona Castricum shows you the borderline spaces of the liminal queer city. Look through a gender nonconforming lens, and be immersed in Simona’s percussive performance, exploring risk, euphoria, desolation and ultimately hope in urban space.

I See You Like This

26 May, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

An interactive art experience celebrating the fascinating relationship that is at the heart of individual identity between parent and child. How does your child see you? With our ever-growing desire to document each moment of our lives, children often become the reluctant subject of their parent’s camera. I See You Like This turns the camera around, allowing your child to view you as the subject through the lens of their [...]

Disparate Scenes for Millennial Dreams

31 May, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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“This is undoubtedly a high-end, luxury piece of theatre, which wasteful millennials are certain to spend their money on instead of saving for their first home. Not quite as good as smashed avocado on wholegrain.”    - Bernard Salt Periscope presents a triple bill of brand new short plays commissioned for Meat Market’s Stables. This semi-immersive event will drop audiences into three unique works which confront the anxieties, frustrations and insecurities of [...]

Goddess by Dream Dance Company

1 June, 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Dream Dance Company's 5th season is presented by Australian born International Choreographer Caetlyn Watson. "GODDESS" is an alternative and experimental dance experience driven by female power and energy. Set in unique venues across Australia, this dance show is set to be like no other experience, taking you on a journey from the moment you enter the space. The Dream Dance Company selected Caetlyn Watson to choreograph the 5th season, [...]

Antenatal Parent Prep

2 June, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Comprehensive preparation in preparing and caring for a newborn. This unique and Melbourne born program has been providing expectant parents with vital skills and knowledge since 2012. Families are provided with early parenting information in one comprehensive package and all before their baby is born! Parent Prep steps you through it all! From what to buy, right through to how to save your child's life in an emergency! All in [...]

Who Have Chosen to Make the Pilgrimage on Foot

7 June, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Speak Percussion and Inland Concert Series present: INLAND 19.6: WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO MAKE THE PILGRIMAGE ON FOOT with new works for percussion by: Alexander Garsden, Hanna Hartman, Jeanette Olivia Little, James Rushford Speak Percussion and Inland Concert Series return for their second collaborative program of new and recent works by Australian and Swedish composers, collectively examining the varied terrain of contemporary percussion music. Program: toll lege toll lege… (2019) [...]

Spoonbill – Canopy – Album Launch

8 June, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The new album ‘Canopy’ from Melbourne-based maestro, Spoonbill, will launch with a bang at the iconic Meat Market venue in North Melbourne on 08 June alongside a host of talented performers, artworks, illuminated sculptures and the infamous UKI robotic art-car. ‘Canopy’ is the fifth studio album from the internationally acclaimed musician, who has toured the globe in a career spanning over 15 years. His new work takes listeners on a [...]

Almost, Maine by John Cariani

10 June, 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Between The Buildings Theatre Company is excited to present their debut production of John Cariani's, 'Almost, Maine'. Directed by the brilliant Peter Blackburn, performed by a wonderful ensemble of nine actors, and supported by an incredible creative team. Its a cold, wintry Friday night in a remote and mythical town called Almost, set beneath a star-filled sky. Played out through a series of slightly absurd vignettes, we witness uniquely ordinary [...]

RuPaul’s Drag Race Extravaganza

13 June, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

After raising a sickening $10k in 2018 for LGBTIQ+ health and well-being services, RuPauls Drag Race extravaganza fundraiser is back back back back back again! That’s right hennies, Thorne Harbour Health is serving you a gagworthy amount of Drag Race themed trivia for your nerves dawwling. With trivia spanning 12 illustrious seasons of the hit drag reality show – with a sprinkling of queer pop culture, your edges will be [...]

A.G.M. Expo ’19

20 June, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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For a second year Friends & Associates is back in Melbourne with A.G.M. to present Australia’s ultimate design showcase. Running over 3 days, A.G.M. Expo '19 will present over 45 designers of various disciplines working within the fields of furniture, lighting and accessories. A.G.M. Expo '19 will again present select works from the highly lauded LOCAL MILAN exhibition in Australia for the first time. A.G.M. returns this year as A.G.M. [...]

Wunderage by Circus Oz

20 June, 7:30 pm - 8:40 pm
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Circus Oz in collaboration with Company 2 present WUNDERAGE The tightrope between who we are and who we might become. No seats. No barriers. All wonder. Dive into a mesmerising world of total circus as the astonishing spectacle of Wunderage unfolds around, beside and above you. An emotional journey told through breathtaking physical feats, heart-stirring live music and honest humour, this world premiere collaboration invites you to dream. We all [...]

Australian Youth Dance Festival: Revolutions Per Minute

10 July, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Over two exhilarating days during the 10th Australian Youth Dance Festival, young dancers from Ghana, Denmark, the UK, Scotland and Singapore will work with their peers from across Australia in a program that places young dancers at the forefront as artistic collaborators, provocateurs and future leaders. The Revolutions Per Minute gala performances feature an exceptional and diverse line-up of companies performing. Wednesday 10 July: Austinmer Dance Theatre (Australia) QL2 Dance [...]

Melbourne Tea Festival 2019

21 July

Melbourne Tea Festival is a celebration of specialty loose leaf tea! If you love tea, don't miss this event! Wander around a boutique tea market that features dozens of specialty and artisan tea stalls. You'll discover teas and tisanes of all kinds from all over the world as you make your way around with a tea tasting cup in hand. Chat with Melbourne’s best tea purveyors and blenders and taste [...]

MOULD: A Cheese Festival

16 August, 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Australia’s favourite cheese festival, MOULD, is back for its third year in 2019! Presented by REVEL (the team behind cult wine event Pinot Palooza) in collaboration with Nick Haddow of Bruny Island Cheese Co., MOULD will bring together the best artisan producers from across the country for a day of cheese, wine, masterclasses and more. Alongside the best Australian cheeses, there will also be a full food program featuring dishes [...]

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