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Leah Glynn

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Editor's picks: November

Editor's picks: November

We get it. Sometimes there's actually TOO much to eat, drink and do in little ol' Melbs (what a good problem to have). Lucky for you, the Time Out Melbourne editors are out on the front lines sipping, snacking, seeing and playing – all so you don't have to. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it. Here are our favourite things we ate, drank, saw and did this month. Want a weekly update on what's new in Melbourne? Make sure you're getting our newsletter.

The best of Melbourne theatre and musicals this month

The best of Melbourne theatre and musicals this month

It's almost the end of the year, but that doesn't mean Melbourne's theatre scene is any chance of slowing down. A dazzling line-up of productions are set to open this month, with everything from big international musicals to hilarious parodies gracing the stages across our fair city. The show on everyone's lips is The Phantom of the Opera, which has officially kicked off its 13-week run at Arts Centre Melbourne. Broadway's Hamilton is continuing its successful run for a few more weeks, while Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat opens on November 11 – the first staging of this newly reimagined production outside of the UK. You can also check out the one-woman play Girls & Boys, or triple Olivier Award-winning stage show Emilia. And just in time for the festive season is A Christmas Carol, starring none other than much-loved Australian actor David Wenham as Scrooge.  For many more that should be on your must-see list, discover the best Melbourne theatre and musicals this November below. Want something else to do this month? Check out our gig guide.

The best gigs happening in Melbourne this month

The best gigs happening in Melbourne this month

In case you hadn't realised, we're spoiled for choice in Melbourne when it comes live music. And this month is no different, because November is jam-packed with gigs to suit all musical styles and preferences. The '90s nostalgia is real, with TLC, Hanson and Fridayz Live (featuring Akon, Ashanti and Shaggy) all coming to town. For those after current chart-toppers, look no further than Sam Fender, Flume, Vera Blue and British pop sensation, Dua Lipa. Legendary Aussie rockers Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are playing at the Palais Theatre for two exclusive performances, while the Wallows – headed by actor Dylan Minnette of 'Thirteen Reasons Why' fame – are also hitting Melbourne as part of their Australian tour. And on the festival front, you can't miss Boiler Room, Summer Camp Festival or Festival X.  So whether you're after an epic performance by an international act, or an intimate gig at a local live music venue, consider this your ultimate guide to all the best concerts coming up this November. Love nothing more than rocking out at a good concert? Here's where to see live music every night of the week in Melbourne.

The best art and exhibitions in Melbourne this month

The best art and exhibitions in Melbourne this month

If you thought October was a big month for arts and exhibitions, wait until you see what November has in store. Spoiler alert: there is a lot to cover. In huge news, Melbourne street artist Rone has taken over the Flinders Street Station ballroom with his new, fully immersive installation. 'Time' is spread across 11 themed rooms and features his distinctive female figures flanked by vintage-style objects. Meanwhile, the Lume's newest exhibition invites visitors to take a dreamy journey through the colourful world of French Impressionism. Over a year in the making, Monet and Friends aims to drench guests in the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this revolutionary time in modern art. In an Australian first, Barbara Hepworth – one of the world's greatest sculptors – is coming to the Heide Museum of Modern Art. And don't miss Collective Unease, a bold, thought-provoking exhibition that explores the legacy of colonisation within the University of Melbourne’s vast art collections. Plus, Melbourne Museum is still hosting its 360-degree, interactive digital art exhibition until November 19, or you can check out Naadohbii: To Draw Water – a trinational project featuring more than 20 works by First Peoples artists from Australia, New Zealand and Canada. And be sure to head to the NGV for a fascinating look at the art of China. Get your fix of the best art, culture and exhibitions in Melbourne this November with a huge list of our top picks below. Keen for an arty road trip? These

Haigh’s Chocolates just dropped a bougie, limited-edition advent calendar

Haigh’s Chocolates just dropped a bougie, limited-edition advent calendar

Christmas just got a whole lot sweeter with the release of a luxurious advent calendar by Haigh’s Chocolates.  Back by popular demand after selling out last year, it will feature a curated selection of handmade and small-batch artisan chocolates. Many of these indulgent treats – like the never-before-seen dark orange fondant-filled frogs, milk chocolate lemon meringue pie and 70 per cent chocolate gin liqueur – are exclusive to the advent calendar, with plenty more delicious surprises to discover upon opening.  Every individual chocolate will be placed inside a silver embossed drawer, which will be housed in a custom-made box that pays homage to the first Haigh’s Chocolates store at Beehive Corner in Rundle Mall, Adelaide. “This year’s calendar celebrates more than 107 years of Haigh’s Chocolates and our very first store which opened at Beehive Corner in 1915,” says Alister Haigh, chief executive of Haigh’s Chocolates. “The decorative box design captures the beauty of the heritage-listed building with sophisticated detail and complements the selection of premium quality chocolates found inside each drawer.” A bespoke box of world-class chocolates doesn’t come cheap though, with the advent calendar retailing for $1,190. So if this is high on your Christmas wish list, now’s the time to start saving. This super-luxe advent calendar can be purchased online through pre-order only, with limited stock available. Head to the website now to snap up yours. Craving something sweet? Thes

Four Pillars has just launched a new ready-to-pour Double Gin Martini

Four Pillars has just launched a new ready-to-pour Double Gin Martini

Just when you thought those gin-obsessed geniuses over at Four Pillars couldn’t possibly come up with another super-sippable spirit, they’ve gone and done it again. Introducing the new Double Gin Martini – a bottle of goodness dedicated to the ever-growing number of Martini aficionados. It’s made using two of the revered Aussie distillery’s tastiest drops – Olive Leaf Gin and Fresh Yuzu Gin – which combine beautifully to create a multi-layered mouthful that is both savoury and citrusy. It also features a splash of Lillet Blanc to add aromatic, floral notes, plus Toji Daiginjo Saké to provide textural structure. Yuzu bitters and a hint of saline solution round it all out. Whether you like your Martini light, bright and citrus-forward or extra dirty, this ready-to-pour bevvie hits the spot. Serve it straight from the freezer (no stirring required – it’s already perfectly diluted) in an ice-cold glass and garnish with an olive. We’ll cheers to that. The new Double Gin Martini retails at $60 for a 550mL bottle. To purchase yours, head to the website. Love a locally made spirit? These are Victoria’s best boutique distilleries.

We tried this hangover cure by a Melbourne brand – here's the verdict

We tried this hangover cure by a Melbourne brand – here's the verdict

Remember being young, naïve and convinced that you were immune from hangovers? You could knock back a disgusting mix of cheap vodka, goon and tinnies of VB with zero consequences – and oftentimes, you could do it again the next night, no problemo. If you're reading this wistfully, it's safe to assume those days are long behind you and your hangovers are now leaving you incapacitated for the next two business days. You've probably tried every hangover cure under the sun – hair of the dog, sculling a Berocca, eating a greasy breakfast, shooting back some pickle juice... the list goes on, and nothing seems to do the trick. Well, there's a new hangover remedy on the block: Tend-2, a 100 per cent natural and organic supplement that's TGA-approved and has been tested, manufactured and formulated right here in Australia. The capsules are the result of a three-year development process by co-founders Josh Samweil and Jake Boyle, who have been mates since high school.  A box of two doses will run you $20, and it works like this: take two pre-drinking capsules before heading out on the town, and then two post-drinking capsules before going to bed. The duo is so confident in their product that they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee on all orders. To see if this hangover remedy cuts the mustard, our team of editors bravely put their livers on the line with a booze-filled evening – here's how they fared.  Photograph: Tend-2 Adena Maier, lifestyle editor What did I drink: Rum Manhattan,

Seven online retailers you can get cool new kicks delivered from in Sydney

Seven online retailers you can get cool new kicks delivered from in Sydney

Life’s too short to wear bad shoes – that’s how the saying goes, right? We sure think so, which is why it’s imperative to know exactly where you can get the freshest footwear delivered from. To help make your online shopping spree that little bit easier, here are six of the best sneaker sites (and one surprising purveyor of cool slides) slinging everything from brand-new Nikes to classic Chuck Taylors. You’ll be stepping out in style in no time. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with these delivery goodies

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with these delivery goodies

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying there’s something a teeny bit adorable about acknowledging Valentine’s Day. Yeah it can be cringey (we all know that couple who share an OTT Instagram post every year), and no one agrees with the price of chocolate skyrocketing for the month of February, but it can also serve as a nice reminder to celebrate the people you care most about. So whether you’re happily coupled up, want to spoil a friend or simply treat yo’ self (we wholeheartedly endorse this), here are some lovely gift ideas that you can get delivered to spread joy this V-Day. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with these delivery goodies

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with these delivery goodies

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying there’s something a teeny bit adorable about acknowledging Valentine’s Day. Yeah it can be cringey (we all know that couple who share an OTT Instagram post every year), and no one agrees with the price of chocolate skyrocketing for the month of February, but it can also serve as a nice reminder to celebrate the people you care most about. So whether you’re happily coupled up, want to spoil a friend or simply treat yo’ self (we wholeheartedly endorse this), here are some lovely gift ideas that you can get delivered to spread joy this V-Day. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with these delivery goodies

Spoil your loved one this Valentine’s Day with these delivery goodies

Love it or hate it, there’s no denying there’s something a teeny bit adorable about acknowledging Valentine’s Day. Yeah it can be cringey (we all know that couple who share an OTT Instagram post every year), and no one agrees with the price of chocolate skyrocketing for the month of February, but it can also serve as a nice reminder to celebrate the people you care most about. So whether you’re happily coupled up, want to spoil a friend or simply treat yo’ self (we wholeheartedly endorse this), here are some lovely gift ideas that you can get delivered to spread joy this V-Day. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

Get scary, spooky and spine-chilling Halloween costumes delivered from this online retailer

Get scary, spooky and spine-chilling Halloween costumes delivered from this online retailer

Spooky season is officially upon us, which means it’s time to dust off your broomstick, carve out a pumpkin and pull out your most terrifying ensemble. But what if your fangs have lost their bite, or your fake blood has all dried up? Never fear, because Costumes.com.au has everything you need to nail your outfit this Halloween.  As Australia’s largest online costume retailer, Costumes.com.au is your one-stop shop for all things dress up. Full skeleton suits? Check. Chilling clown masks? You bet. Bolts to stick on the side of your head for a Frankenstein-inspired look? Absolutely. And the range isn’t just limited to adults – the website stocks plenty of cute-but-creepy outfits for the little monster in your life, too.  You’ll also find all your favourite TV and movie characters, including horror flick icons like Freddy Kreuger from A Nightmare on Elm Street and Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, plus Edward Scissorhands, Harry Potter and Maleficent.  And if your love of Halloween extends to decorating your house, get ready to spend up big. From spider webs and severed limbs to fake tombstones and glowing skeletons, the site offers everything you could possibly need to transform your pad into the most haunted house on the street. Costumes.com.au offers free standard shipping right across the country. To find the Halloween costume of your nightmares, visit the website.

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Boxing Day Test

Boxing Day Test

Ask any sporting fan what the biggest day on the cricketing calendar is, and they’ll tell you it’s the Boxing Day Test. Played annually on December 26 at the MCG, it’s a chance for die-hard cricket fanatics to come together, shake off the Christmas hangover and cheer on the Aussie team. This year, Australia will go head to head with South Africa, the first time the two nations have faced off in a Test series since 2018 – which many will remember for the sandpaper scandal, which saw Australian players Cameron Bancroft, Steve Smith and David Warner caught up in a ball tampering incident. If that’s not a recipe for on-field fireworks, we don’t know what is. Play will commence at 10.30am, with the series expected to stretch for five days given the red-hot form both teams are in. Tickets start at just $10 for children and $30 for adults, but are expected to be snapped up quickly – don’t hesitate to grab yours, or you may just miss out.  So if you’re keen to swap the couch for the ‘G this Boxing Day, you know what to do – see you out in the stands. For more information, head to the website. Are you a mad soccer fan? Here are eight places you can watch the Fifa World Cup in Melbourne.

Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem

We know, we know – it’s hard to believe that Australia’s very own sweetheart, Delta Goodrem, has been belting out power ballads and catchy dancefloor bangers for almost two decades now. And now, in a classic ‘where have the years gone’ moment, Goodrem’s record-breaking debut album is about to turn 20, and she’s hitting the road for a string of intimate tours to celebrate.  Innocent Eyes spent an unprecedented 29 weeks at No. 1 on the Aria Albums Chart back in 2003, making it the highest-selling debut album in Australian history. Goodrem was also the first-ever artist to have five No. 1 singles on the charts from a debut album, and she won the Highest Selling Album Award at the Aria Awards two years running. The exclusive anniversary tour will commence on September 25, 2023, at the Opera House in Sydney, where she will perform Innocent Eyes in its entirety, including the hits ‘Born To Try’, ‘Lost Without You’, ‘Predictable’ and ‘Not Me, Not I’, all before travelling to Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane.  “I feel so grateful to have had all the opportunities this album has brought in my life and all the incredible people that took me into their homes with this album and who have been on this journey with me," says Goodrem. "This is going to be a wonderful night together of music and storytelling celebrating the album that changed my life.” Fan Club and TEG Live pre-sales commence at 9am on Wednesday, November 16 via Goodrem's official website. General public tickets go

Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem

We know, we know – it’s hard to believe that Australia’s very own sweetheart, Delta Goodrem, has been belting out power ballads and catchy dancefloor bangers for almost two decades now. And now, in a classic ‘where have the years gone’ moment, Goodrem’s record-breaking debut album is about to turn 20, and she’s hitting the road for a string of intimate tours to celebrate.  Innocent Eyes spent an unprecedented 29 weeks at No. 1 on the Aria Albums Chart back in 2003, making it the highest-selling debut album in Australian history. Goodrem was also the first-ever artist to have five No. 1 singles on the charts from a debut album, and she won the Highest Selling Album Award at the Aria Awards two years running. The exclusive anniversary tour will commence on September 25, 2023, at the Opera House in Sydney, before travelling to Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Goodrem will play at Hamer Hall in Melbourne on September 28 and 29, 2023, where she will perform Innocent Eyes in its entirety, including the hits ‘Born To Try’, ‘Lost Without You’, ‘Predictable’ and ‘Not Me, Not I’. “I feel so grateful to have had all the opportunities this album has brought in my life and all the incredible people that took me into their homes with this album and who have been on this journey with me," says Goodrem. "This is going to be a wonderful night together of music and storytelling celebrating the album that changed my life.” Fan Club and TEG Live pre-sales commence at 9am on Wednesday, November 16

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

He’s a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, one of the best-selling artists in the history of recording music and a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – and we’re betting your mum probably has one or two of his albums in her CD collection. There’s no doubt Sir Rod Stewart is a legend of the music industry, and next year he’s bringing his aptly titled The Hits! tour to Australia. Stewart will perform a string of headline tours across the country, kicking off in Perth on March 11 and then heading to Adelaide on March 21, Sydney's Qudos Bank Arena on March 29 and the Hunter Valley's Roche Estate on April 1. He’ll then be hitting up Melbourne on March 14 for a massive two-hour set at Rod Laver Arena. where he’ll play all the hits from his vast catalogue of tunes, including ‘Maggie May’, ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’, ‘Sailing’ and ‘Hot Legs’. And for any adoring fans keen on a road trip, the tour will also hit Centennial Vineyards in Bowral on April 2 as part of A Day on the Green. But wait, that’s not all! Joining him is none other than Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning artist and pop superstar, Cyndi Lauper. Best known for her ‘80s bangers ‘Time After Time’, ‘True Colours’ and ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, Lauper also became the first solo woman to win Best Original Score (music and lyrics) for Kinky Boots at the 2013 Tony Awards. Opening for all shows on the tour is rock singer and Noiseworks frontman, Jon Stevens. Pre-sale tickets for Stewart’s Qudos Bank Aren

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart

He’s a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, one of the best-selling artists in the history of recording music and a two-time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – and we’re betting your mum probably has one or two of his albums in her CD collection. There’s no doubt Sir Rod Stewart is a legend of the music industry, and next year he’s bringing his aptly titled The Hits! tour to Australia. Stewart will perform a string of headline tours across the country, kicking off in Perth on March 11 and then heading to Adelaide, Sydney and the Hunter Valley. He’s hitting up Melbourne on March 14 for a massive two-hour set at Rod Laver Arena, where he’ll play all the hits from his vast catalogue of tunes, including ‘Maggie May’, ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy’, ‘Sailing’ and ‘Hot Legs’. And for any adoring fans in the Geelong region (or anyone who’s keen on a cheeky road trip), Stewart will also be playing at Mt Duneed Estate on March 18 as part of A Day on the Green. But wait, that’s not all! Joining him is none other than Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award-winning artist and pop superstar, Cyndi Lauper. Best known for her ‘80s bangers ‘Time After Time’, ‘True Colours’ and ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Fun’, Lauper also became the first solo woman to win Best Original Score (music and lyrics) for Kinky Boots at the 2013 Tony Awards. Opening for all shows on the tour is rock singer and Noiseworks frontman, Jon Stevens. Pre-sale tickets for Stewart’s Rod Laver Arena show go on sale via the Live Natio

Midnight

Midnight

Lovers of feisty heroines, Broadway-style bangers and good ol’ fashioned fairytales rejoice, because an enchanting new musical spectacular is coming to Melbourne next year. Making its stage debut at the Comedy Theatre in June 2023, Midnight is a Cinderella-inspired rom-com with a twist that is set to delight audiences young and old. It will tell the tale of Ella, a passionate young woman who doesn’t want or need a so-called Prince Charming in her life. When a dashing prince falls under Ella’s charm and quickly learns she is like no other, he must prove his worth while she tries to ignite his desire for change. All this before the magical stroke of midnight, of course. Midnight will star some of the country’s most beloved musical theatre talents, including Lucy Durack (Wicked, Legally Blonde), Verity Hunt-Ballard (Mary Poppins, Sweet Charity), Thomas McGuane (Frozen, Jersey Boys), Matt Lee (Frozen, Mary Poppins) and Kirstie Nguy. Music and lyrics come courtesy of John Foreman and Anthony Costanzo, while Kate Miller-Heidke has also written an exclusive song for the production. “The inspiration for Midnight is borne of the desire to create a fully formed, funny, complex heroine for a new generation and to create the definitive musical version of this magical, evergreen tale,” says co-director Dean Murphy.  Midnight will open for a strictly limited season at the Comedy Theatre in June 2023. Tickets go on sale November 11 via the website. Looking for the best seats in the house? H

State Rose and Garden Show

State Rose and Garden Show

Whether you’re a certified green thumb or gardening novice (or just someone who likes flowers, food trucks and free-flowing prosecco), there’s something for everyone to enjoy at the State Rose and Garden Show. This two-day celebration of all things floral kicks off on November 5 at Werribee Park, with the manicured lawns playing host to gardening exhibits, plant stalls, free guided tours, workshops, live music and a sea of more than 5,000 roses.  An impressive line-up of horticulturists and garden experts has been confirmed, with the likes of Melissa King, Vasili Kanidiadis, Millie Ross, and Craig Castree set to hit the stage to provide advice on topics such as what to grow, when to sow and how to make the most of your garden – no matter how big or small it may be.  Other highlights include a breathtaking floral installation created by Rebecca Noble from LLB Florals and ​Kayla Moon of XX FLOS, plus a series of free, hands-on workshops covering everything from permaculture and posy making to beekeeping and seedling planting. There’s even a special area for the kids – the All Green Children’s Garden will feature sandpits, sensory elements and take-home buckets and spades. And there’s no chance of going hungry or thirsty, either. A smorgasbord of sweet and savoury options will be available – including rose petal cannoli from the Cannoleria and rosé flavoured ice cream from Get Scooped – as well as sparkling wine from the Prosecco Van. You can also pre-order a delectable high tea

Vengaboys

Vengaboys

Calling all ‘90s kids, the Vengabus is coming to Australia – and you’re all invited to the party. The Eurodance icons are pulling out their PVC sailor hats and bedazzled bikini tops for a special 25th anniversary tour that is guaranteed to transport you back to the glory (and sweaty) days of your youth. The epic dance-fest kicks off in New Zealand on February 4, before heading Down Under with shows in Cairns, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Melbourne fans will have their chance to sing along to bangers like ‘Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!’, ‘We’re Going to Ibiza’, ‘We Like to Party’ and ‘Up and Down’ when the Vengaboys perform for one night only at the Forum on February 12.  Joining the awesome foursome of Cowboy Donny, Captain Kim, PartyGirl D'Nice and SailorBoy Robin is Danish producer and artist Whigfield (if you haven’t screamed ‘Sexy Eyes’ on a dancefloor, have you even lived?), UK dance act N-Trance, and electro-reggae duo Reel 2 Real, who will be teaming with the Mad Stuntman to play their classic hits ‘I Like to Move It’ and ‘Go On Move’. Alice DJ and DJ Nick Skitz round out the rest of the electrifying line-up of support acts. Think of it as the ultimate school disco of your dreams – with better hair and make-up, obvs. Pre-sale tickets for the Vengaboy’s 25th anniversary tour commence on October 31, with general public tickets on sale on November 2. For more information and to score yours, head to Frontier Touring. The ‘90s are definitely back! The

The Vengaboys

The Vengaboys

Calling all ‘90s kids, the Vengabus is coming to Australia – and you’re all invited to the party. Eurodance icons the Vengaboys are pulling out their PVC sailor hats and bedazzled bikini tops for a special 25th anniversary tour that is guaranteed to transport you back to the glorious (and sweaty) days of your youth. The epic dance-fest kicks off in New Zealand on February 4, before heading Down Under with shows in Cairns, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth. Sydney fans will have their chance to sing along to bangers like ‘Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!’, ‘We’re Going to Ibiza’, ‘We Like to Party’ and ‘Up and Down’ when the Vengaboys perform for one night only at Luna Park's Big Top on February 16, 2023. Joining the awesome foursome of Cowboy Donny, Captain Kim, PartyGirl D'Nice and SailorBoy Robin is Danish producer and artist Whigfield (if you haven’t screamed ‘Sexy Eyes’ on a dancefloor, have you even lived?), UK dance act N-Trance, and electro-reggae duo Reel 2 Real, who will be teaming with the Mad Stuntman to play their classic hits ‘I Like to Move It’ and ‘Go On Move’. Alice DJ and DJ Nick Skitz round out the rest of the electrifying line-up of support acts. Think of it as the ultimate school disco of your dreams – with better hair and make-up, obvs. Pre-sale tickets for the Vengaboy’s 25th anniversary tour commence on October 31, with general public tickets on sale on November 2. For more information and to score yours, head to Frontier Tou

Carly Rae Jepsen

Carly Rae Jepsen

If you only know Carly Rae Jepsen for her breakout single ‘Call Me Maybe’, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Since bursting onto the music scene in 2012 with that undeniable earworm, she’s established herself as a bona fide pop star, releasing six studio albums – including 2015’s critically lauded and culture-shifting Emotion. And now, to coincide with the release of her newest album, The Loneliest Time, Jepsen is returning to Australian shores for a four-show run. The So Nice tour will begin in Sydney on March 7, followed by Brisbane on March 9 and then Melbourne on March 13 and 14. It’s Jepsen’s first time in Australia since her string of sold-out gigs back in 2019, and those heading to the Forum for the exclusive Melbourne performance can expect to hear bangers like ‘Talking To Yourself’ and the sparkling, disco-inspired title track that doubles as a duet with renowned singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright. Frontier members can score pre-sale tickets from 11am on October 27, before the general public sale kicks off on October 31. For more ticketing information, head to the website. Love live music? Check out our latest gig guide.

TLC

TLC

If you grew up in the nineties or early noughties, there’s a good chance you blasted a TLC banger from your discman at some point. Well, it’s time to relive those glory days because the Grammy Award-winning girl group are coming to Melbourne for an intimate and exclusive show at the Palais Theatre on November 8.  ​​Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas are set to perform all their classic R’n’B hits, including ‘Waterfalls’, ‘Unpretty’, ‘Creep’ and the legendary female empowerment anthem, ‘No Scrubs’. Joining them is special guest Kye, an up-and-coming soul singer who was born in Zimbabwe and raised in both London and Melbourne. Having sold more than 85 million records worldwide, TLC is considered one of the bestselling American girl groups of all time. The original trio (which included the late, great Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes) racked up four multi-platinum albums and won four career Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards and five Soul Train Music Awards. This year, TLC will also be inducted into the Black Music and Entertainment Walk of Fame. Tickets are now on sale via Frontier Touring – grab yours here. And if you’re after an extra dose of R’n’B tunes, TLC are also touring the country in November with Macklemore, Akon, Ashanti and Shaggy as part of Fridayz Live. Keen for even more 90’s nostalgia? The Backstreet Boys are touring Melbourne next year.

Three Day Clay Market

Three Day Clay Market

It’s time to fire up the kiln because the Three Day Clay Market is officially happening on October 29 and 30. Three Day Clay – established in 2019 by a group of ceramicists with the aim to connect Melbourne’s local clay community – has partnered with Craft Victoria for this curated event, which will be held in the new East Brunswick Village showrooms. The line-up of artists showcasing their wares includes Benna Co, Csongvay Blackwood, Ghostwares, Alison Frith and Dawn Vachon, as well as emerging crafters like At The Table, Lucy Tolan and Hilary Green. Whether you’ve never rolled, joined or carved a piece of clay in your life, or are well-versed in all forms of ceramics, there is something for everyone to admire at the two-day event. And if you’re keen to bring home a little souvenir, consider this a wonderful opportunity to get your hands on a one-off or limited edition piece.  The Three Day Clay Market runs from 10am-3pm on October 29 and 30. For more information, head to the website. Love hitting up a good market? These are Melbourne’s best art, craft and design markets.

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Collins Street’s famous falcon hatchlings are ready to fly the coop

Collins Street’s famous falcon hatchlings are ready to fly the coop

If you were looking for your daily dose of cute, here it is: the peregrine falcon hatchlings that reside atop 367 Collins Street are expected to make their debut flight this weekend, and you can watch it all unfold via the livestream, which has been running since 2016. Peregrine falcons have been nesting at this high-rise location since 1991, and this year’s clutch of eggs resulted in four babies – three females and one male. Despite a feathery love triangle that saw the mother falcon forced to spend time away from her eggs while the father falcon shacked up with a male lover (who has since become the chick’s step-dad, booting the biological father out of the nest), the four eggs survived, and have grown into strong, healthy hatchlings. And because they grow up in the blink of an eye, these little chicks are just about ready to explore the big, wide world and launch off their perch. Their first-ever flight is expected to come any moment now, and it’s an opportunity for them to practise their flying and fine-tune their hunting skills. "The adults have reduced the amount of feeds down to about two a day, and we think that's a deliberate strategy to encourage the young ones to fly," says Dr Hurley, founder of the Peregrine Project. "Their body is getting lighter, so it will be easier for them to fly in the next few days as they lose a bit of weight."  To catch the falcon hatchlings take flight, head to the livestream. And even if you miss them take their first tentative flaps, t

Don’t throw away your shot: Hamilton tickets are just $70 for three days only

Don’t throw away your shot: Hamilton tickets are just $70 for three days only

Whether you’re a bona fide Hamilfan or haven’t yet seen the much-hyped production (what have you been doing for the past nine months?!), there’s never been a better time to catch Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical masterpiece than right now, with all remaining 2022 tickets for Hamilton on sale for just $70. This one-time-only, never-to-be-repeated deal is on now until 5pm Friday, November 11. There are, of course, a couple of special conditions. Tickets are subject to availability, and there is a maximum limit of eight tickets per transaction. There’s no exchange or refund available once you’ve purchased, and the offer is only valid on performances until December 31. You’ll also need to pay a $7 fee on all transactions. Hamilton will end its hugely successful Melbourne run at Her Majesty’s Theatre on January 15, 2023 – so if you’ve been holding out to see this sung-and-rapped tale of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, consider this a sign to get your act together and make it happen. Don’t miss your chance to be in the room where it happened. For further information and to snap up a ticket, head to the Hamilton website. Want more epic theatre? Here are the best shows happening in Melbourne this month.  

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