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Goddess Nights

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DJ Ayebatonye plays.
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Time Out says

This femme-focussed DJ party is taking over ACMI on select Thursdays

ACMI and Crown Ruler are teaming up to present a series of three late-night parties celebrating revolutionary women in film. Goddess Nights will transform the museum into a wonderland of DJs, performers, visuals and tailored food and drink offerings. 

The festivities are centred around the Goddess: Power, Glamour, Rebellion exhibition that’s on now at ACMI. The exhibition lauds the women in cinema who’ve pushed gender boundaries over the years to become agitators, instigators and trailblazers – from Marlene Dietrich to Margot Robbie, Michelle Yeoh to Zendaya. 

Venture out after dark from 7pm-1am to check out the exhibition, snack on the food menu from Hero and try a tipple from Campari and Handpicked Wines. A femme-focused line-up of DJs and performers will keep you up late and in good company.

The debut Goddess Nights event will convert ACMI’s Lightwell foyer into a lively music venue on Thursday, May 25. Some of Melbourne’s finest femme DJs will take to the decks in a tribute to the many creative women who continue to challenge social narratives through their craft. House heavyweight DJ Jnett will start the party, followed by a live set from mellifluous alternative R&B songstress CD. Next up, hip-hop producer, songwriter, DJ and composer Pookie will bring her ferocious bars to ACMI, before Ayebatonye – DJ and founder of arts platform Irregular Fit – closes out the night with one of her signature genre-spanning sets. 

On July 27, First Nations artist DJ Kalyani will hit the decks, joined by Komang and Dj Mothafunk. And on September 28, the red-hot line-up includes Claddy (best known for catchy basslines and vibrant dance sets), emerging DJ Brown Suga Princess, GLO and C.FRIM B2B Mirasai talk about a show-stopping finale.

Tickets to Goddess Nights are $35 for the general public, $33 for concession holders and $30 for ACMI members. 

By Ashleigh Hastings for Time Out in association with ACMI


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