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Today Thu, December 18, 2014 —

Perimeter Collectors Night

Carlton · Free!

If rare, out-of-print, signed and collectors editions of books are your kind of thing (they're definitely mine), Perimeter's inaugural collectors nig...

The Standard Store Christmas shopping party

Fitzroy · Free to go, more to buy

Don't be a fool and spend another Christmas eve losing your shit in a mall. Lovely local designer boutique The Standard Store have made Chrissy a little ...

Newend 'Domestic' launch

Melbourne CBD · Free!

About six months ago artist Cathy Tipping released her debut jewellery range Newend; subtle but strong silver pieces somewhat inspired by the chemist-style j...

Pineapple Institute feat DJ Paypal, Friendships, Flow, B.O.O.M.A,...

Melbourne CBD · Free before 10, $10 after

Lounge's latest series of shows, Pineapple Institute highlights some of the best DJs, producers and beat makers. This week, the institute are hosting Ber...

Twerps with Sarah Mary Chadwick and Bad Family

Carlton · $16.50

Lo-fi pop legends Twerps are about to launch into an extensive American and Canadian tour. Gus Lord (of The Stevens and Boomgates) is stepping in on bass, as...

The Harpoons and friends

Melbourne CBD · $15

The Harpoons, Totally Mild, DJ Martin King, Queen Magic and Rainbow Connection all in one geographical location? Yes, yes it is christmas, and this is a god ...

Tomorrow Fri, December 19, 2014 —

Elizabeth Rose and Andee Frost at 'The Fashion World of Jean Paul...

Southbank · $28

Jean Paul Gaultier's world of fashion is stark, elegant and strikes a fine line between intricate and minimalist. In conjunction with their top-notch fas...

Coburg Night Markets

Coburg · free

Let's be honest. Coburg's got a bad rap, one worse than it deserves. Sure, there's the odd mob-related shooting and it's a few extra kms out ...

Lakes at Bus Projects

Collingwood · Free!

Master of the dark arts, Sean Bailey is ready to get ritualistic at BUS Projects. Think a musical played by a virile sacrificial lamb. Lakes (playing with th...

Pierre Roelofs one-off dessert evening at Black Market

Collingwood · $85

Pierre Francois Roelofs. Doesn't just sound of the man's name fill you with confidence that he'll make stunning desserts. He does, he's a fiv...

Future Classic and BBE Xmas Weekender

Melbourne CBD · $40

Future Classic and BBE have toured kewl ppl like Baauer, Flosstradamus, Shlohmo and Little Dragon so it's safe to say they know how to party. They're...

Misty Nights 'A Very Misty Christmas' with Robyn Treasure and Awe...

Melbourne CBD · $10

After sleighing the Meredith 2014 sunrise set, Misty Nights are gonna be Blitzen Boney for the last time this year. Robyn Treasure and Awesome Wales are gett...

Saturday December 20, 2014 —

Bedroom Suck end of year party

Abbotsford · $10

Bedroom Suck certainly didn't live up to their namesake this year because they totally RULED. Unless of course [insert crass but cute thing here] happene...

Dan Kelly's Christmas Spectacular with Bayou, Civil Civic, Cool S...

Abbotsford · $20

Everyone's favourite urban observing, guitar participating troubadour Dan Kelly (and his Dream Band) are about to release new single 'Back to Brisban...

Small World Experience, Milk Teddy and The Ancients

Carlton · $10

In 1998 Chapter Music released Side Projects by Brisbane's Small World Experience. I didn't even know this album existed until I researched this cale...

The Met Gala

Melbourne CBD · $10

The time has come for Utopian Slumps and Slopes to finally close their doors and for the Centre for Style to relocate to their new home. To celebrate the yea...

Underground Lovers and The Tremors

Brunswick · $23

Underground Lovers have been quietly releasing dreamy, innovative indie rock since 1990. Last year's comeback album Weekend was one of their best. They&#...

Speakeasy Cinema presents 'Under the Skin'

Melbourne CBD · $25.50

Under The Skin may be one of this year's most divisive films (we loved it). But its divisiveness makes it all the more worth watching. Based on the novel...

Tim Sweeney Beats in Space 15th Anniversary with with Tornado Wal...

Melbourne CBD · $40

Well this is a reliably excellent time. Celebrating the 15th anniversary of his radio/podcast institution Beats in Space, New York's Tim Sweeney will bri...

Sunday December 21, 2014 —

Wax'o Paradiso present 'Japanese Garden Paradise'

Melbourne CBD · Free!

Those handsome party experts at Wax'o Paradiso are hosting an afternoon Japanese garden party at Section 8. Disco, house bonza/bonsai times all round rea...

Palm Springs residency with Jon Michell and Fully Ugly

Collingwood · Free!

Palm Springs make the kind of laconically stirring music that's perfect for late Sunday afternoon at The Tote front bar. Jon Michell (of Mum Smokes and T...

Turkish Film Fest: Winter Sleep screening

Melbourne CBD · $35

Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylon, Winter Sleep (Kış Uykusu) is a captivating film set among the voluptuous hills of Cappadocia in Central Anatolia. The plot nav...

Speakeasy Cinema presents 'In A World'

Collingwood · Free!

In A World… is the cute, smart, and funny as all heck independent flick written, directed, produced by and starring the totally glorious Lake Bell. It tells ...

Monday December 22, 2014 —

Body Contact 'Summer Madness' series: Florian Kupfer

Melbourne CBD · $20 + bf

Summer Madness launched a few weeks back and the second of 7 episodes is on the horizon, and its not a mirage. Amsterdams Tom Trago launched the season into ...

Monday Night Mass End of Year Party with Mesa Cosa, Shovels, Duck...

Northcote · Free!

Throughout the year Monday Night Mass consistently makes Mondays feel like Fridays so image the bedlam when a Monday Night Mass happens when you can actually...

Wednesday December 24, 2014 —

Orphan's Xmas Eve with Tonstartssbandht, Peter Bibby, Jaala, Roug...

Collingwood · $13.50

Tonstartssbandht (pronounced tahn-starts-bandit) are Florida-born dudes who twist and wind their songs into a kind of psych-folk euphoria that can eventually...