Your weekend in Melbourne January 25 to 26
HANDSOME has described her genre as tomboy pop and brooding electronica.
ELECTRO-POP Chapel Off Chapel honours queer female and non-binary musicians in their showcase Power, part of Midsumma Festival. Saturday’s performance features Australian electro-pop musician HANDSOME, whose debut EP No Hat No Play includes Save Some Love and Late Night Ball Game. HANDSOME has described her genre as tomboy pop and brooding electronica. Saturday, 8pm, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran, $24-$27, 9296 6600, midsumma.org.au
Ludovico EinaudiCredit:Ray Tarantino
CLASSICAL Italian pianist and composer Ludovico Einaudi will perform his latest release, Seven Days Walking, along with favourites from his back catalogue spanning four decades. The classically trained musician is known for his genre-defying soundscapes, which fuse pop, folk and neoclassical. Saturday, 7pm, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Avenue, city, $65-$75, 132 849, ticketek.com.au
OPERA Opera in the Garden is a summertime classic. Before the season’s end, head to Cloudehill Gardens in Olinda to witness the skill of young opera artists from Melba Opera Trust. Favourites from the likes of Handel, Beethoven and Mozart will be performed, with genres ranging from drama and romance to comedy. Saturday, 5pm, Cloudehill Gardens, 89 Olinda-Monbulk Road, Olinda, $30-$50, 9751 1009, cloudehill.com.au
Home, I’m Darling.Credit:Simon Schluter
COMEDY An Olivier Award-winning comedy by Laura Wade has its Australian premiere, directed by Melbourne Theatre Company’s associate artistic director Sarah Goodes. Home, I’m Darling is an infectious comedy that combines quick wit with an examination of societal expectations among 1950s housewives. Running until February 29, the cast includes Peter Paltos, Nikki Shiels and Jane Turner. Saturday, 8pm, Southbank Theatre, corner of Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street, Southbank, $47-$122, 8688 0800, mtc.com.au
RETROSPECTIVE British actor David Suchet is celebrated for his role as Hercule Poirot, a Belgian detective in Agatha Christie’s Poirot. With multiple Olivier nominations and an Emmy Award, Suchet is renowned for his ability to encapsulate a character’s personality. Jane Hutcheon sits down with Suchet for an intimate look at his career in David Suchet, Poirot and More: A Retrospective. A third performance will take place on February 13. Saturday, 3pm and 8pm, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $65-$170, 1300 182 183, artscentremelbourne.com.au
MIDSUMMA Casus Circus’ production You and I blends daring circus stunts with an empowering storyline celebrating identity and diversity, with a focus on a loving relationship between two men. Part of Midsumma Festival, You and I features trapeze, high-level acrobatics and dance. Saturday, 7.30pm, Gasworks Arts Park, 21 Graham Street, Albert Park, $32-$40, 9296 6600, midsumma.org.au
Enjoy the views from the Arthurs Seat Eagle.
OUT OF TOWN Take an airborne gondola ride over a state forest and look across Port Phillip Bay and the city during Arthurs Seat Eagle’s final Sparkling Saturday session. Between 6pm and 8pm, enjoy return ‘‘flights’’ for two in a private gondola, a glass of sparkling wine or beer and a grazing platter box. The Eagle is open Saturday, 9am-8pm, Sunday, 9am-7pm, 795 Arthurs Seat Road, Arthurs Seat, $11-$24, 5987 0600, aseagle.com.au
MARKET A local Berwick farming property, the Old Cheese Factory, hosts this fortnightly farmers’ market. Sprawled throughout the grounds, visitors can find supplies for the long weekend, including local pork from Happy Valley Free Range Farm, and salad greens and vegetables from Leaf Horticulture and Thriving Food Farm. The Sweetest Moment offers cakes and pastries, and there are local cheeses from Blue Bay. Saturday, 8am-12.30pm, the Old Cheese Factory, 34 Homestead Road, Berwick, $2, vfma.org.au
Haus Werk: The Bauhaus in Contemporary Art.
ART Marking 100 years of the influential Bauhaus art movement, the Haus Werk: The Bauhaus in Contemporary Art exhibition stretches across three interior galleries and outdoor installation spaces at McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery. There’s a free shuttle bus from Melbourne on select dates and the exhibition runs until March 15. Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm, 390 McClelland Drive, Langwarrin, donation entry, 97891671, mcclellandgallery.com
FAMILY The Balit Narrun Festival (Share the Spirit) is a one-day outdoor concert that celebrates music by First Nations artists. The family-friendly affair also features art stalls, food trucks and activities for the little ones. Sunday, 1pm-5pm, Treasury Gardens, corner Spring Street and Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, free, songlines.net.au
FAMILY Federation Square’s rooftop carpark has been turned into a sun-soaked, all-ages playground. Summertime Social is a pop-up venue with a faux-grass lawn, bookable caravans and huts for larger groups, and a range of games, snacks and drinks. Play giant Jenga, bocce, skittles or shuffle board, or simply bask in the sunshine with an Aperol spritz while listening to music. Saturday and Sunday, 11am-late, Federation Square Car Park Rooftop, Russell Street, city, 85630070, summertimesocial.com.au
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