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Today Thu, July 24, 2014 —

SmartBar at the Melbourne Museum, 'Gold!'

Carlton · $18

Victoria is one of the richest gold provinces on Earth. Since the first discovery in 1851, the state has yielded about 2500 tonnes, making up about 2% of all...

The Young Ones magazine launch

Collingwood · $14.95

Graphic designers Petrea Dickinson and Katarina Matic have created The Young Ones, a sleek and inviting bi-annual publication that seeks to intimately profil...

The Letdowns EP launch with Surfing In Hawaii, The Indian Skies a...

Fitzroy · $6

Melburnian garage rock outfit The Letdowns are set to release their debut EP, and are launching it with the help of friends this Thursday. Sounds sorta like ...

Tomorrow Fri, July 25, 2014 —

Risograph Print Workshop with Sarah McNeil and Ashley Ronning

Carlton · $40

Caldera Press and artists, designers and zine aficionados Sarah McNeil and Ashley Ronning, (co-creators of Plant Feelings and individual creators of a whole ...

Finders Keepers AW14

Carlton · $2

July brings rainy weather, draws our snuggies and slippers out of temporary retirement, and makes crawling out of bed in the morning becomes seemingly imposs...

Ausmuteants 7" launch with The Stevens and Orb

Melbourne CBD · $10

Stale White Boys Playing Stale Black Music, the new 7" from Ausmuteants manages to poke fun at the garage punk predicament while setting itself apart fr...

Backstabbers, Palm Springs, Cool Sounds

Collingwood · $5

The Backstabbers are a side project from Dick Diver's Rupert Edwards and School of Radiant Living/Constant Mongrel's Amy Hill. They sing quietly beau...

Lowtide album launch with Summer Flakes, White Walls, and Bloodho...

Collingwood · Door charge applies

Ahhh shoegaze. Rest with your skull in a comfortable place, let it drift through your body and mind like a reverb-heavy cloud, always with a storm threatenin...

Saturday July 26, 2014 —

Finders Keepers AW14

Carlton · $2

July brings rainy weather, draws our snuggies and slippers out of temporary retirement, and makes crawling out of bed in the morning becomes seemingly imposs...

Crossley vintage fabric sale

Brunswick · Free!

Whenever I write about a sale I fight the urge to write in caps lock and (internet) yell about 'bargains not-to-be-missed' and 'once-in-a-lifetim...

CCP's 'Stone's Throw' photography tour

Fitzroy · Free!

One hundred years ago, photographic practice being exhibited in a dedicated art gallery would have been scoffed at by some high-minded painter slogging back ...

Mark Alsweiler, 'Gold Moth' opening

Collingwood · Free!

Apparently the gold moth has sound receptive organs. New Zealand-born, Sydney based painter and sculptor, Mark Alsweiler's latest exhibition, Gold Moth c...

ACMI presents 'The Competition', followed by panel discussion wit...

Melbourne CBD · $25

The Competition is a 2013 documentary directed and produced by world-renowned Spanish architect Angel Borrego Cubero about, more or less, the inner-workings ...

Friendships, Air Max 97', Martin King, Island Universe

Melbourne CBD · Free!

Nicholas Brown and Misha Grace from large beat electronics duo Friendships are leaving, I'm not sure where too but their amiable nature seems to be intac...

Krakatau, Superstar, Free Choice Duo

Collingwood · $10

Who's up for closing your eyes and embarking on a prog rock journey that may not end until your beer goes warm and you're 100 per cent sure what just...

Tam Vantage with Grand Prismatic and Holy Lotus

Collingwood · $10

Garage-pop-dude Tam Vantage (formerly of Pop Singles and The Stevens) plays The Grace this weekend in anticipation of his forthcoming debut LP. After playing...

Chrome Sparks EP launch with Rat & Co

Brunswick · $38.50

At around 2 minute 50 second mark of 'Your Planet' – the opening track from Brookyln beat man Chrome Sparks' new EP – you hear a little 'whoo...

Sunday July 27, 2014 —

Flour Market

Fitzroy · Gold coin donation / $10 if you want to beat the masses

Praise be to the legends at Flour Market. Their fourth (and winter-themed) iteration features stalls by Agathe Patisserie (sexual connotations re: this numbe...

Crossley vintage fabric sale

Brunswick · Free!

Whenever I write about a sale I fight the urge to write in caps lock and (internet) yell about 'bargains not-to-be-missed' and 'once-in-a-lifetim...

Day Care #27, 'Down Time' with Misty Nights, Tornado Wallace, Jne...

Melbourne CBD · Free!

For a while now Daycare has been the most PG-rated fun you can have on Sunday. This event they're promising 'down time' which essentially just me...

In Memoriam: Gordon Bennett Readings

Fitzroy · Free!

Gordon Bennett (Rest in Peace) was an artist that contributed greatly to the conversation of art and Indigeneity in this country and thought this writer can&...

Free mojitos at Los Barbudos 'El Numero Uno!'

Fitzroy · Free!

The Cuban (and baseball?)-inspired good time den Los Barbudos turns one today. To celebrate they're plying the first 100 people through the door with fr...

Christmas in July at The Tote, with Scott & Charlene's Wedding, J...

Collingwood · $10

Christmas in July is traditionally an excuse to be as gluttonous as possible with your mates then fall asleep in front of the Die Hard Trilogy. But hey that&...

Wednesday July 30, 2014 —

'Stories in Landscape, Landscape in Stories' series, 'Monkey Grip'

Fitzroy North · $20

For the past few months CHART magazine have been hosting films at Longplay that pull off that really great Margret and David-approved trick of using Australi...