Friday 25th May - Saturday 7th July @ Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio
Patricia Cornelius, one of Australia’s most eminent and awarded playwrights takes Federico García Lorca’s classic tragedy The House of Bernarda Alba out of the villages of Spain and into the heat of rural Western Australia.
With their mining-mogul father dead, the all female Alba household is in mourning and their futures wildly uncertain, except for the eldest sister, who has inherited a fortune and is engaged to the local heartthrob. But tensions rise and tempers flare – and the play reminds us that where there’s a will, there’s a family willing to fight over it.
A tale of passion and repression, The House of Bernarda Alba boasts a powerful all-female cast, and plays at Arts Centre Melbourne until July 7.
Tickets at mtc.com.au
Tuesday 19th June - Friday 29th June @ Various Venues
The Emerging Writers’ Festival brings together storytellers for eleven days of performances, panels and professional development.
With almost 300 emerging and established writers, the festival features bold new voices from a range of different disciplines, including playwrights, poets and podcast producers.
Learn the art, craft and business of being a writer, or discover the next big thing.
The Emerging Writers’ Festival runs from June 19 to 29.
For events and session times, go to emergingwritersfestival.org.au
Friday 22nd June - Sunday 15th July @ Queenscliff
Low Light is a new month-long winter arts festival in Queenscliff.
Running over four weekends, the program includes local and international arts, music and culinary talents. Live music will come from Justin Townes Earl, Dan Sultan, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Fraser A Gorman and more.
The progam includes film screenings of Gurrumul, Ai Weiwei's Human Flow and the Iceland Dance Company's colloborations with Matthew Barney in Union of the North and with Sigur Rós in Örævi.
Culinary delights will be on offer throughout the festival including a five-course big red dinner featuring a battle of the wines from Bordeaux and Bellarine, a Bastille Day dinner with a French musical twist and a progressive dinner showcasing the food from the region, plus gin and whiskey tastings.
For tickets and the full program see lowlightqueenscliff.com.au
Tuesday 26th June @ Triple R Performance Space, Brunswick East
Recently featured as 3RRR’s Album of the Week, Devotion is the new album from revered Melbourne artist Laura Jean. A stunning artistic about-face for the acclaimed folk auteur, the new record is an enveloping deep-pop album about teenage obsession, coastal child-hood and vivid memory - universal themes filtered through Laura’s razor sharp lyrical focus.
Catch Laura Jean live from the Triple R Performance Space during Double Bounce on Tuesday 26 June at 6.25pm sharp. Doors 6pm.
Subscribers can email email@example.com with their full name and subscriber number in the subject line by 10am Wednesday 20 June for a chance to be part of the audience.
Please note: You must have a current annual Triple R subscription to be eligible for giveaways. Winners will be notified via email.
Laura Jean – Live at Triple R is brought to you by Triple R Sponsors Mountain Goat
Accessibility: The Triple R Performance Space is wheelchair accessible and can be accessed via a lift located at the front of the building (Nicholson St entrance) Please feel free to contact the station during office hours on +61 3 9388 1027 if you would like to discuss any special requirements.
Saturday 30th June @ Malthouse Theatre, Southbank
ABC’s Get Krack!n fashion expert breaks out with a solo show that’s sarong it’s sa-right. After her Barry Award nomination at the 2018 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Helen Bidou's show is back for an encore performance.
Enter the Spinnaker Lounge – a fictional late-night bar in which fictional late-night outrage Helen Bidou performs a cabaret-infomercial.
Grab your kiwi mojito and join HELEN BIDOU for chitty chats, songs and sarongs where nothing is off limits and things are bound to get loose
Saturday June 30 at The Coopers Malthouse Theatre
Tickets on sale now from malthousetheatre.com.au
Wednesday 4th July - Sunday 8th July @ Triple R Performance Space, Brunswick East
Avantwhatever Festival returns to Melbourne this July, including three nights in the Triple R performance space.
Australia’s premier showcase of underground music and sonic art features a diverse lineup of locals and internationals, taking in everything from DIY electronics to modular synths and aberrant beats.
Tickets are free.
Full details and bookings at avantwhatever.com
Avantwhatever Festival is supported by Foreigner Brewing and presented and hosted by Triple R.
Friday 3rd August @ Palais Theatre - St Kilda, St Kilda
Suzanne Vega heads to Melbourne in August on her anniversary tour, celebrating her landmark albums Solitude Standing (1987) and 99.9F° (1992).
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, she has sold more than 7 million albums.
Special guest: Deborah Conway
Tickets on sale now from www.ticketmaster.com.au
Friday 10th August - Sunday 26th August @ Apollo Bay
Winter Wild is an after dark arts festival embracing the harsh elements of the Southern Otways. Over two weekends in August, the festival program explores themes of Death and Birth with beach bonfires, art galleries, soundscape walking tours of the Otway's rainforest, an outdoor cinema and much more. The festival also features live performances from RVG, Golden Syrup, Post Percy, Null, Various Asses with many more to be announced.
For tickets and more information head to winterwildapollobay.com.au
Wednesday 12th September @ The Forum Theatre, Melbourne
Fronted by indie visionary Ruban Nielson,
the band’s live performances often descend
into hypnotic psychedelic jams transporting their songs to a different dimension.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra will unleash a selection of fan favourites
and brand new songs from their new album
Sex & Food
Tickets on sale NOW