Ongoing events in complex of theatres and concert halls includes circus, theater, classical and pop music concerts, roller and ice skating, cinema and dance. See the Melbourne Festival 2014 in October, for 17 days of cultural events spanning continents, cultures and every kind of creative endeavour. See their website for details:
Every Saturday, 10pm-5am at backdoor of Bottom End, upstairs. A warehouse dance club from the past, today. "devastating door policy, demanding decor, delicious house music, deluded dancers." POOF DOOF DJs: Gavin Campbell, Sunshine, Chris Wilson, Courtney Marson, China, Tamara Kiti.
Sunday Industry Nights at Love Machine, 18+ dress to impress, gay/lesbian and friends dance night, international celebrities, DJs, sexy go-go dancers, special monthly theme nights include Super White Party and Pink Party.
October 11, 2014, at Hare Hole. Screening of underground filmmaker’s documentary film that explores how changes in urban planning, technology and sexual mores among gay men have brought about the end of cruising as we knew it. Political, sexy and sexually explicit series of short films explore cruising spots in the US, UK and Europe through stories told by men who frequented them.
December 6-7, 2014 at Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale VIC. Kick off the summer with Australia's biggest dance & music festival - scores of top talent groups & DJs including: Carmada, Calvin Harris, Timmy Trumpet, Uberjak'd, Kaz James, Tigerlily, MC Losty, Tale Of Us, Tiësto, Scuba, Duke Dumont, Skrillex, Allesoo... For full line-up, and more see website:
December 12-14, 2014, Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith/ Golden Plains, VIC, 90km W of Melbourne. Among world's best indie music festivals. With: The War on Drugs, Tiny Ruins, Ty Segall, De la Soul, Mark Lanegan, Factory Floor, Jagwar Ma, Augie March.... No commercial sponsors/signage/market stalls/timetable clashes, no telling you where to camp, no curfew, etc.
January 18 - February 8, 2015 annual queer cultural festival. Over 150 events, 3-week festival, performing arts, dance parties, visual art exhibitions, community events, forums; January 18th Carnival opens + T-Dance, entertainment, food and drinks. February 1st Pride March down Fitzroy Street, followed by Catani Gardens family-friendly picnic in the park.
February 1, 2015, Pride march Victoria. Parade down Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, to Community Village and family picnic at Catani Gardens. See website for more details as announced.
February 27 - March 15, 2015 Food/ wine lovers come out to play (taste, cook, eat, learn, drink, discover) each year with artisan producers, trail-blazing chefs and inspiring winemakers. Events in every location imaginable - among wine barrels at cellar doors, in early autumn countryside sunshine, lights-down-low basement bars, hidden city lanes + award-winning restaurants.
March 6-9, 2015, Queer Country Pride Labour Day Long Weekend dances at Daylesford Town Hall. Street Parade & Carnival, Vincent Street, Daylesford. Thousands of friend for a great weekend of entertainment including the famous and truly unique street parade and all-day, all-star, open-air carnival. See website for updates:
March 7-9, 2015, Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith, Golden Plains, VIC, 90km W of Melbourne, Geelong/Ballarat. 3-day music festival, camping. Last year with: You Am I, Public Enemy, Flying Lotus, Fat Freddy's Drop, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, Cut/Copy, Charles Bradley + His Extraordinaires, The Drones, Adalita, Chet Faker, Gold Panda, Seekae, Cosmic Psychos, King Gizzard....
March 19-30, 2015, Each year screening over 150 features, shorts, documentaries and experimental films from Australia and around the world over 11 days; Australia's largest, oldest, most successful queer film festival, at 3 Melbourne venues including the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The MQFF also tours highlights of its program to various parts of Australia.
March 25 - April 19, 2015, various clubs & venues around town; comedy acts, theater, cabaret & stand-up artists of all kinds, including queer talents. One of the three largest comedy festivals in the world. Also: Deadly Funny, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander comedy program for Australia’s traditional owners. See 2015 competition dates + venues after October 2014.
June 18-28, 2015, at Village Melbourne, 557 St Kilda Rd. The second largest cabaret festival in the world, one Melbourne’s major winter arts events, held across a diverse range of cabaret venues. In 2014 these included: Chapel Off Chapel, Kew Court House, Village Melbourne, Draculas, fortyfivedownstairs and The Butterfly Club. See website for the 2015 line-up.