BYO Vinyl
Aug
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

BYO Vinyl

Melbourne Record Club lets you be the DJ at Littlefoot in Footscray. Come down and meet like-minded music lovers and fellow record collectors, impress your friends with your rare and collectible vinyl, and book in a slot to play us a set from your favourite LPs and 45s. 
No experience necessary, we’ll get you started and you’ll be spinning your vinyl in no time!

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Live music

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A Scandal in the Weimar by wit incorporated
Aug
27
to Aug 28

A Scandal in the Weimar by wit incorporated

  • Bluestone Church Arts Space (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Presented by theatre company wit incorporated, A Scandal in the Weimar is Sherlock Holmes as you’ve never seen her before.

It’s London, 1939. Tensions are building. War is imminent. Lady Sherlock Holmes and Dr Jean Watson travel to Berlin to track down Irene Adler and retrieve sensitive information. But all is not as it seems...

A Scandal in the Weimar continues until Saturday 9 September. 

Ticket: $25

Booking viawitinc.com.au/whats-on/scandal

Type: Performance

 

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Rhythm Works by Dance Habit
Aug
27
1:00pm 1:00pm

Rhythm Works by Dance Habit

Rhythm Works is a specialised, but inclusive, Rhythm and Dance program designed for those with individual learning differences and other special needs. Dance Habit is excited to be included in the upcoming Due West Festival running taster Rhythm Works classes for preschool and primary aged students. Booking essential!

Preschool age 1pm

Primary school age 1.40pm

Ticket: $10

Booking via: info@dancehabit.com.au

Type: Workshops

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Metamorphosis - Yarraville
Aug
27
11:00am11:00am

Metamorphosis - Yarraville

Inspired by the open parklands along the Maribyrnong River, ‘Metamorphosis’ is designed to merge with the landscape, bringing it to life as an activated installation space. Children and families are asked to engage in musical play, using the sounds of local insects. Watch out for the giant 3D printed sensor activated cocoon and hundreds of butterfly puppets set to take over our city!

Metamorphosis is a collaboration between the indirect Object, A Blanck Canvas (cocoon design), Thomas 'Soup' Campbell (sound design), and Geoff Adams (lighting design).

By: the indirect Object

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Installation

Family friendly

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Dragon Dance Workshop by Hong De Dragon and Lion Dance Association
Aug
27
10:00am10:00am

Dragon Dance Workshop by Hong De Dragon and Lion Dance Association

Lion dancing is said to bring good luck and prosperity. Why not try it with a specially crafted workshop by The Hong De Lion and Dragon Dance Association. Masters of their craft, The Hong De Lion and Dragon Dance Association, have performed at a variety of cultural and corporate events in Melbourne, Sydney, Malaysia and Singapore. Get in quick!

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Performance, Workshop

Family friendly

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DJ Colette
Aug
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

DJ Colette

DJ Colette, Boogie queen, returns to Littlefoot. Resident at Vinyl Frontier at Bellville on Thursdays, Colette has held down spots at some of Melbourne's finest such as Boney and Lounge. 100% vinyl, all night, legit.

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Live music

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A Scandal in the Weimar by WIT incorporated
Aug
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

A Scandal in the Weimar by WIT incorporated

Presented by theatre company wit incorporated, A Scandal in the Weimar is Sherlock Holmes as you’ve never seen her before.

It’s London, 1939. Tensions are building. War is imminent. Lady Sherlock Holmes and Dr Jean Watson travel to Berlin to track down Irene Adler and retrieve sensitive information. But all is not as it seems...

Stay for der Kabarett

From 24 August to 26 August, you can stay in der Kabarett after the show, join the Kabarettistein for a drink and experience the seduction of Berlin's cabaret scene in the 1930s.

Just choose the "Stay for the Kabarett" option when booking your tickets.

A Scandal in the Weimar continues until Saturday 9 September. 

Ticket: $25, der Kabarett $5

Booking viawitinc.com.au/whats-on/scandal

Type: Performance

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Bitsat Seyoum
Aug
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Bitsat Seyoum

Singer Bitsat Seyoum’s stellar career in Ethiopia and across the world has seen her tour with some of Ethiopia’s finest musicians. This incredible show provides fans and newcomers the opportunity to immerse themselves in Ethiopian culture as she performs with a 4-piece band featuring traditional instruments and Ethiopian dancers.

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Live music

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STANDOUT by Western Edge Youth Arts
Aug
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

STANDOUT by Western Edge Youth Arts

A night of live short performances by young emerging artists from Melbourne’s West.

‘In the Light of Day’ is an exploration of a community that is suddenly placed in quarantine, forcing neighbors to connect. With scenes continually breaking out of the stage, this immersive piece will lead audiences to becoming part of the action.

‘At First Glance’ delves into love and all its motivations. Follow Benji as he falls in love on the Werribee line. Touch on to meet Lucinda, a resilient young woman harboring a pain that keeps her trapped in a dead-end job. Jump off at Station Place to find some local kids running from their troubles. Transfer to Joel, a shy guy in a music shop with nothing left to lose. Can you really fall in love at first sight?

See original new works, hear young voices, and be a part of celebrating theatre in the West.

Food and refreshments provided.

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: https://www.trybooking.com/RCDV

Type: Performance

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The Night Circus by Women's Circus
Aug
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Night Circus by Women's Circus

Delve into the deliciously fluid world of circus. The Night Circus is a moving performance across three iconic Footscray sites.

Watch aerial performers, encounter a power house troupe of aged, idiosyncratic circus women and watch a factory site come life with a choir evoking ghosts of the past.

This special performance includes an adults pop-up circus workshop, so once you’ve watched the show, you can try it for yourself.

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: https://www.trybooking.com/

Type: Performance

Image credit: Jacinta Oaten 2016

 

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West Projections Guided Walks
Aug
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

West Projections Guided Walks

Join a series of free guided walks to projection sites as part of West Projections Festival. Hear from the artists, see performances and experience Footscray after dark. Explore thefestival through themed guided curated walks. The sites of projection are at creative spaces, Victoria University campus, business and public places. A unique exploration of Footscray through video projection.

Tickets: RSVP essential, check dates for itineraries

Booking via: www.westprojections.com

Type: Projections / Installations / Walks

Image credit: Courtesy of Victoria University image by Shuttermain

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Come Boogie with Us by L2R
Aug
26
1:00pm 1:00pm

Come Boogie with Us by L2R

  • Ballarat Street Pop Up Park (outside Sun Theartre) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

‘Come Boogie with Us’ will see you, yes, YOU, help bring down town Yarraville alive with the sounds of feet tapping. With 3 x 45min street dance workshops suitable for all ages. L2R is a grassroots not-for-profit organisation providing opportunities for youth to participate in free weekly hip hop dance workshops. L2R believes there is one language we can all speak… DANCE!  Through dance, audiences are liberated; experiencing social inclusion and harmony.

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Workshop

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Metamorphosis - Maidstone
Aug
26
11:00am11:00am

Metamorphosis - Maidstone

Inspired by the open parklands along the Maribyrnong River, ‘Metamorphosis’ is designed to merge with the landscape, bringing it to life as an activated installation space. Children and families are asked to engage in musical play, using the sounds of local insects. Watch out for the giant 3D printed sensor activated cocoon and hundreds of butterfly puppets set to take over our city!

Metamorphosis is a collaboration between the indirect Object, A Blanck Canvas (cocoon design), Thomas 'Soup' Campbell (sound design), and Geoff Adams (lighting design).

By: the indirect Object

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Installation

Family friendly

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Sweet FA
Aug
26
to Aug 27

Sweet FA

Sweet FA (or Sweet Footscray Arts) is an exciting two day arts event being held at the iconic Trocadero Building in the heart of west. This incredible arts space has housed multiple self-funded and artist run galleries over the last decade, and this event will see almost 20 artists and collectives using the studio spaces in the building for a number of unique projects including exhibitions, mixed media installations, workshops, and performances that audiences can view and interact with.

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Exhibition, Artist Talks

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A Scandal in the Weimar - Opening Night by WIT incorporated
Aug
25
7:30pm 7:30pm

A Scandal in the Weimar - Opening Night by WIT incorporated

Presented by theatre company wit incorporated, A Scandal in the Weimar is Sherlock Holmes as you’ve never seen her before.

It’s London, 1939. Tensions are building. War is imminent. Lady Sherlock Holmes and Dr Jean Watson travel to Berlin to track down Irene Adler and retrieve sensitive information. But all is not as it seems...

Stay for der Kabarett

From 24 August to 26 August, you can stay in der Kabarett after the show, join the Kabarettistein for a drink and experience the seduction of Berlin's cabaret scene in the 1930s.

Just choose the "Stay for the Kabarett" option when booking your tickets.

A Scandal in the Weimar continues until Saturday 9 September. 

Ticket: $25 / der Kabarett $5

Booking viawitinc.com.au/whats-on/scandal

Type: Performance

 

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West Projections Guided Walks
Aug
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

West Projections Guided Walks

Join a series of free guided walks to projection sites as part of West Projections Festival. Hear from the artists, see performances and experience Footscray after dark. Explore thefestival through themed guided curated walks. The sites of projection are at creative spaces, Victoria University campus, business and public places. A unique exploration of Footscray through video projection.

Tickets: RSVP essential, check dates for itineraries

Booking via: www.westprojections.com

Type: Projections / Installations / Walks

Image credit: Courtesy of Victoria University image by Shuttermain

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Water Pushes Sand: Australian Art Orchestra
Aug
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Water Pushes Sand: Australian Art Orchestra

Nominated for APRA/AMC Art Music Awards 2016 ‘Jazz Work of the Year’.

Known for its brash and friendly people, spicy food, laid back tea houses, and the distinctive twang of its spoken dialect, Sichuan is unique in China. It is from Sichuan that philosopher Lao Tzu, according to legend, mounted a water buffalo and rode off into the sunset, never to be seen again. Its music combines colours from rustic country folk, street songs and the ear-splitting cacophony of gongs and cymbals. It is more like blues or early rock and roll than classical music. Even the opera is hard core, featuring long stretches of voice and percussion which could be straight out of an avant garde composition by Luciano Berio.

Australian Art Orchestra Associates Erik Griswold and Vanessa Tomlinson have been travelling to Sichuan for 15 years, learning about the local music and collaborating with musicians and dancers. In Water Pushes Sand, composer Erik Griswold and the Australian Art Orchestra create a colourful collage of winds, piano and percussion. The ten-piece band fuses traditional Sichuan melodies and rhythms with modern jazz improvisation to create a wild intercultural celebration. Water Pushes Sand evokes the tea-houses, streets, and rivers of Sichuan.

CREDITS:

Erik Griswold – composer, piano

Shengli Zheng – vocals/changing faces dancer

Kaizhi Zhong – Chinese percussion

Min Dong - bamboo flute player

Tim O'Dwyer - saxophone

Sam Pankhurst – Contra Bass

Scott McConnachie – Sopranino saxophone

Mindy Meng Wang - guzheng

Vanessa Tomlinson – percussion

Peter Knight – trumpet/electronics, artistic director of the Australian Art Orchestra

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Australia China Council, and has been supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Live Music

Photo and acknowledgement credit: Brienna Macnish

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A Scandal in the Weimer – Preview by wit incorporated
Aug
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

A Scandal in the Weimer – Preview by wit incorporated

Presented by theatre company wit incorporated, A Scandal in the Weimar is Sherlock Holmes as you’ve never seen her before.

It’s London, 1939. Tensions are building. War is imminent. Lady Sherlock Holmes and Dr Jean Watson travel to Berlin to track down Irene Adler and retrieve sensitive information. But all is not as it seems...

Stay for der Kabarett

From 24 August to 26 August, you can stay in der Kabarett after the show, join the Kabarettistein for a drink and experience the seduction of Berlin's cabaret scene in the 1930s.

Just choose the "Stay for the Kabarett" option when booking your tickets.

A Scandal in the Weimar continues until Saturday 9 September. 

Ticket: Preview $10 / der Kabarett $5

Booking viawitinc.com.au/whats-on/scandal

Type: Performance

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The artist at the station - Weekly Ticket Footscray
Aug
24
10:30am10:30am

The artist at the station - Weekly Ticket Footscray

During the Due West Festival, David will share a specially created suite of dance moves developed from choreographic conversations with acclaimed contemporary dance artists Becky Hilton and Paea Leach.  

On each of his Weekly Ticket days, David will then lead the general public through these moves.  Everyone is invited to embody and share these moves at their own choosing when in and around the Footscray Train Station.    

An online tutorial will also be available on the Weekly Ticket website so everyone can enjoy these special signal moves.

Come to a session to learn/observe the signal moves specifically between 11am – 11.30am at the Footscray Train Station forecourt.

Concept: Madeleine Flynn and Tim Humphrey

Performance Director: Merophie Carr

Community Liaison:  Bec Reid

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: http://weeklyticket.org/

Type: Performance

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Sunshine Boy by Andy Howitt
Aug
23
to Aug 24

Sunshine Boy by Andy Howitt

Born in Sunshine, Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 31 December 1994) was a London based performance artist, club promoter, and designer. Bowery was an eccentric figure in the underground clubs of London and New York, as well as in art and fashion circles. Dance, art, sex and music feature in this in-your-face look at a life lived wildly a long way from Sunshine.

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Performance

Adults only

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Sunshine Boy by Andy Howitt
Aug
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Sunshine Boy by Andy Howitt

Born in Sunshine, Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 31 December 1994) was a London based performance artist, club promoter, and designer. Bowery was an eccentric figure in the underground clubs of London and New York, as well as in art and fashion circles. Dance, art, sex and music feature in this in-your-face look at a life lived wildly a long way from Sunshine.

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Performance

Adults only

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HEARD by Footscray University Town
Aug
22
to Aug 25

HEARD by Footscray University Town

Heard is a performance installation piece aimed at exploring the aspects of youth that are often ignored. Devised and performed by young people from the West, including current students and alumni from Footscray City College, the piece draws on the experiences of adolescents in the western suburbs of Melbourne, giving voice to their experiences. Heard seeks to give light to issues of varying complexity, and the moments of light and shade that come with growing up.

Tickets: $15 /  $10 concession

Booking via: www.trybooking.com/294729

Type: Performance

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Metamorphosis - Braybrook
Aug
20
11:00am11:00am

Metamorphosis - Braybrook

Inspired by the open parklands along the Maribyrnong River, ‘Metamorphosis’ is designed to merge with the landscape, bringing it to life as an activated installation space. Children and families are asked to engage in musical play, using the sounds of local insects. Watch out for the giant 3D printed sensor activated cocoon and hundreds of butterfly puppets set to take over our city!

Metamorphosis is a collaboration between the indirect Object, A Blanck Canvas (cocoon design), Thomas 'Soup' Campbell (sound design), and Geoff Adams (lighting design).

By: the indirect Object

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Installation

Family friendly

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Footscray Finds X Due West
Aug
20
8:00am 8:00am

Footscray Finds X Due West

Peruse the specially handcrafted works of local artists; with a curated artists section of this much loved Footscray fixture.

Footscray Finds offers live music, food trucks and an electric mix of vintage fashion, records, books and handcrafts. Come and find the unique, boutique and handmade.

Ticket: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Senses

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Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert
Aug
19
9:00pm 9:00pm

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert

After a hugely successful show in March at the Corner Hotel, a huge cast of Melbourne acts including Adrielle Spence, Kat Hunter, James Wingard, Nick Gramm, Russell Clark, Milly Moon and many more will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac’s 14th studio album ‘Tango in the Night’ by taking turns in performing songs from the record. Given the album includes some huge Fleetwood Mac classics such as Seven Wonders, Everywhere, and Little Lies, you're in for some belters!

Tickets: $23.30 - $69.80

Booking via: yarravillelive.com

Type: Live music

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Found & Sound Poetry
Aug
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Found & Sound Poetry

Found & Sound is an interactive community based poetry-sound performance incorporating a number of Footscray venues. This special event will showcase new poems responding to Footscray sounds, written by the seven core performers. The audio tracks built and created with audience interactions from earlier events will be used as backing. This will be the last chance for the audience to perform their own poetry, in short bites of two to five lines. The audience will be recorded on the night, with finished tracks available for free download a few days later.

For more information: www.foundandsoundfootscray.com

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: NA

Type: Performance

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Art House Party by Post Industrial Design
Aug
19
to Aug 20

Art House Party by Post Industrial Design

  • Post Industrial Design (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Post Industrial Design Arthouse Party is a sensory styled, black and white experience of dance, video performance with a sprinkle of high-energy satirical comedy. Line-up includes Miss Friby, Artificial Limb (x) Rev Al and installation performance by the Women’s Circus. Guests are encouraged to dressed in black and white. This is a dance party baby . . . so put on your dancing shoes! https://postindustrialdesign.com.au/

Tickets: FREE

Booking via: https://www.eventbrite.com.au

Type: Celebration

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West Projections Guided Walks
Aug
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

West Projections Guided Walks

Join a series of free guided walks to projection sites as part of West Projections Festival. Hear from the artists, see performances and experience Footscray after dark. Explore the

festival through themed guided curated walks. The sites of projection are at creative spaces, Victoria University campus, business and public places. A unique exploration of Footscray through video projection.

Tickets: RSVP essential, check dates for itineraries

Booking via: www.westprojections.com

Type: Projections / Installations / Walks

Image credit: Courtesy of Victoria University image by Shuttermain

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