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Tis The Season

Properly-ripe mangoes, thigh sunburn, and festival season have all arrived.  Magic pinball instruments, talking dance labyrinths made from paper, underground films and burlesque/freak shows, this is our pick of Australia's summer festival programs… should you happen still to be in holiday mode. 

MONA FOMA – Gamelan Wizard

A collaboration between an Australian glass player/pinball expert, a celebrated Indonesian musical duo and a Gamelan maestro, the Gamelan Wizard installation consists of an eight player almost-magic pinball machine/musical instrument hybrid housed within an intricately carved Javanese ‘pendopo’ pavilion.  It will debut at the PW1 Deck in Hobart next weekend as part of MONA’s infamous MOFO festival, having made the long journey from its birthplace of Yogyakarta. 

PW1 Deck
Thu Jan 15 - Sun Jan 18, 5‑11pm


Brisbane Underground Film Festival – Listen Up Philip

This five year old festival is hosted by the Brisbane Power House Museum and prides itself on a program heavy on the bizarre, art house and low brow. Listen Up Philip is a twisted rom com from director Alex Ross Perry starring a pleasingly bearded Jason Schwartzman as a self-centered novelist awaiting the publication of his second book. 

Screens 7pm Friday 9 January




Sydney Festival – Inside There Falls

Described as a labyrinth of music, voice and dance, Inside There Falls is all paper pathways, mysterious conversations, and glimpses of Sydney Dance Company dancers.  This head-cocking creation from UK-based artist Mira Calix is housed in Carriageworks as part of the Sydney Festival.  When you think back to it in ten years time, you won’t be able to remember if it was real or just a dream.

 8-17 January, Noon-8pm daily

Midsumma Festival – Men Getting Naked for Art and Money

Part burlesque show part old school carnival freak show, Men Getting Naked For Art And Money is the embodiment of Melbourne’s annual Queer Celebration.  Starring ‘Raven’ aka the Dark Prince of Burlesque (seriously), this show is for one night only and features full frontal high fashion – taken off slowly.

Saturday 31 January 9pm
The 86, 185 Smith Street, Fitzroy