March in Melbourne is packed with all the arts, music and culture you could ever want. From international comedy, to the best in queer film, to a party dedicated to mid 2000s teen soaps, Melbourne is your go to culture capital this (and let’s be real, every) month.
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Catch a comedy show
Kicking off at the end of the month, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival is bringing together our favourite and freshest comedy stars from Australia and around the globe. From the March 29 until the end of April, you can catch the likes of Matt Okine, Becky Lucas, Demi Lardner, David O’Doherty and Susie Youssef making people laugh across the city’s various venues. Tickets start from just $15 so you can catch a few without breaking the bank.
California here we come
It’s been ten years since the seminal coming of age classic The OC left our screens, thus leaving a deep, dark hole in our tiny hearts. Thankfully, Good Things Supersmall Club in South Yarra is once again filling that hole with the nostalgia we deserve. Celebrate the chequered vans, low rise jeans and trucker caps of the early to mid noughties at Good Thing’s OC Party. There’ll be “Sethpresso” martinis, a life sized cut out of Sandy Cohen and of course, OC-themed mixtapes. You can buy tickets here.
See the best in queer film
Melbourne’s Queer Film Festival is back for 2017 and is once again home to a line up of some seriously good films celebrating the talent of LGBTQI+ filmmakers across the globe.
The festival kicks off with a screening of James Franco and Zachary Quinto in I Am Michael on Thursday March 16 and will continue to show a variety of films, documentaries and shorts until the March 27. There’s a bunch of great quality films to see, so you’re spoiled for choice. Check out the full festival program here.
Groove out at Silent Disco Yoga
For all of you who went to a Silent Disco and thought it could use a lot more sun salutation, boy do we have the event for you. Flow Athletic’s Flow After Dark will be hosting a glowing Silent Disco Yoga Night complete with the beats of DJ James Mack. Hosted in Melbourne Town Hall, you’ll be pairing your yoga tights with a chunky pair of head phones and complete a 90 minute vinyasa. The hall packed out with over 400 people last year so if this year is similar, it’ll be a really special event. You can buy tickets here.
Photo: Flow Athletic/Facebook
Catch one of the world’s best musicals
Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s nine-time Tony award winning musical The Book Of Mormon has finally flown down under and landed in Melbourne, and we are very lucky to have it. The crass comedy musical has been a resident on both Broadway and the West End for years but it’s only just made it’s way to us.
Melbourne is the only Australian city currently showing the musical and if the reputation is enough to go by, we think it’ll be one to make an effort for. Tickets are currently hot property so get in quick. Try your luck here.
The Brunswick Music Festival Is Back
The Brunswick Music Festival will descend upon the suburb again for another year of excellent live music, food stalls, parties, and a whole lot of frivolity. The festival will kick off with the famous Sydney Road Street Party on March 5 where it will play host to over 200 artists on six different stages.
There’ll be something to please everyone with a whole lot of local music covering everything from reggae, blues, jazz, latin, gospel, hip hop and more. Check out the full program here. The Music extravaganza will carry on until the March 19, wrapping up with a free Music For The People event in the Shore Reserve, Pascoe Vale.
Gourmet Food and Film
With an offering that will make your Netflix and take out Thai food look a bit sad, the Gourmet Cinema is here to pair some incredible food with a selection of classic films. The movies will all be shown under the stars in the Caulfield Racecourse from March 2 to the March 12.
We’re pretty impressed with the pairings they’ve put together. You can catch a screening of Caddyshack and munch on the beer and BBQ from Meatmaiden, watch Lost In Translation combined with Tokyo Tina and of course, you can devour Baby Pizza to the sights and sounds of Eat Pray Love. You can buy tickets on the site.
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Josephine is a staff writer at Junkee Media. You can find her words on AWOL, The Cusp, food she bagsed in the fridge.