July 10-12: NGV Unplugged Live, Truffle Melbourne and The Gertrude Street Projection Festival


Melbourne WebFest

DATE: Fri 10 to Sun 12 Jul
TIME: Various
COST: Festival pass – $90 adult, $75 concession
WEBSITE: www.melbournewebfest.com

What’s going on: Melbourne WebFest is Australia’s international web series festival, working to honour innovative creators that are transforming the world of entertainment. This is the perfect opportunity for web-based content creators to come together to share their experience, network, be acknowledged, and learn about the emerging trends in digital entertainment, as well as a chance for the public to experience the best in digital series entertainment from around the world.


Gertrude Street Projection Festival

DATE: Fri 10 to Sun 12 Jul (continues until 19 Jul)
TIME: 6pm – 12am each night
LOCATION: Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.gspf.com.au

What’s going on: Get lost in light exploring the length of Gertrude Street during this amazing festival. Over 35 different sites, buildings, laneways, footpaths and even tree trunks are illuminated with site-specific, curated projections. It is here you are able to see familiar spaces in new and truly reimagined ways!

Tip: There are some seriously wicked workshops and on offer, so get online to check them out, and make sure you visit the festival hub at The Catfish! Enjoy.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria Gala Ball

DATE: Fri 10 Jul
TIME: 6:30pm
LOCATION: Crown Palladium, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank
COST: $275
WEBSITE: www.rmhc.org.au

What’s going on: Ronald McDonald House Charities Victoria are hosting a beautiful gala ball at Crown Palladium. Come along in your glad rags to enjoy fine food and entertainment, all in the name of charity!


Truffle Melbourne

DATE: Sat 11 and Sun 12 Jul
TIME: 10am – 6pm
LOCATION: The Centre Ivanhoe, 275 Upper Heidleberg Road, Ivanhoe
COST: $25 adult, $22 concession
WEBSITE: www.trufflemelbourne.com

What’s going on: Set your eyes on the biggest mountain of fresh truffles seen in Melbourne!! This is the largest weekend Truffle festival outside of Europe where there will be Truffle growers from across the country, Melbourne’s best truffle chefs onstage all weekend. Enjoy exquisite yet affordable truffle dishes, mock truffle hunts with Australia’s sharpest truffle hounds and Truffle growing workshops for the serious Truffle-nuts!


West Side Story

DATE: Sat 11 and Sun 12 Jul (continues until 19 Jul)
TIME: Sat 2pm and 7:30pm, Sun 3pm
LOCATION: State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
COST: From $48
WEBSITE: www.theproductioncompany.com.au

What’s going on: Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is set on New York’s Upper West Side in the mid-1950s where racial and social tensions run high. A poignant, provocative and emotionally powerful piece of theatre, it is often said it was the greatest musical ever written, although we’ll let you be the judge of that! Regardless, you can be guaranteed a high quality production and an entertaining night out.


Dolly Diamond Christmas in July

DATE: Sat 11 and Sun 12 Jul
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: Chapel off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran
COST: $38 adult, $33 concession
WEBSITE: www.chapeloffchapel.com.au

What’s going on: Dolly Diamond returns to Chapel Off Chapel with Christmas in July. This time she’s backed by an amazing 14 piece big band. This show features some well-known festive carols with a special Dolly twist. With a whole heap of new songs, not all about Christmas, Dolly plans to make the Yuletide really gay this festive season. So come all ye faithful and have yourself a merry little Christmas in July, now!


NGV Unplugged Live – Olympia 

DATE: Sun 12 Jul (continues until 9 August)
TIME: 2pm – 3pm
LOCATION: Ian Potter Centre, NGV Australia, Federation Square, Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne
COST: Free
WEBSITE: www.ngv.vic.gov.au

What’s going on: NGV Unplugged Live is a series of intimate and conversational performances, each week featuring a different leading contemporary musician. Curated and hosted by The Panics’ Jae Laffer, this is a fantastic showcase of Australia’s undeniable talent. Come along and see the insanely talented Olympia perform – you will be blown away!

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