Ongoing events in complex of theatres and concert halls includes circus, theater, classical and pop music concerts, roller and ice skating, cinema and dance. See the Melbourne Festival 2014 in October, for 17 days of cultural events spanning continents, cultures and every kind of creative endeavour. See their website for details:
Every Saturday, 10pm-5am at backdoor of Bottom End, upstairs. A warehouse dance club from the past, today. "devastating door policy, demanding decor, delicious house music, deluded dancers." POOF DOOF DJs: Gavin Campbell, Sunshine, Chris Wilson, Courtney Marson, China, Tamara Kiti.
Sunday Industry Nights at Love Machine, 18+ dress to impress, gay/lesbian and friends dance night, international celebrities, DJs, sexy go-go dancers, special monthly theme nights include Super White Party and Pink Party.
December 7-8, 2013 at Melbourne Showgrounds, Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale VIC. Kick off the summer with Australia's biggest dance & music festival - scores of top talent groups & DJs including: David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Armin Van Buuren, Axwell, Boys Noize, Empire of the Sun, Aftrojack, Aly & Fila, and Alesso. For club launches, full line-up, and more see website:
December 13-15, 2013, Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith/ Golden Plains, VIC, 90km west of Melbourne, (Geelong / Ballarat). Among world's best indie music festivals, headliners: CHIC! / Nile Rodgers, Brian Jonestown Massacre, Le1f, City of Ballarat Brass Band. No commercial sponsors/signage/market stalls/timetable clashes, no telling you where to camp, no curfew, etc....
January 12 - February 2, 2014 annual queer cultural festival. Over 150 events, 3-week festival, performing arts, dance parties, visual art exhibitions, community events, forums; Carnival Day Jan 12th at Birrarung Marr by Yarra River. After-party T-Dance: NYC rapper ZEBRA KATZ, WORLD'S END PRESS, THE PRESETS; DJs Raf Daddy (2 Bears / UK), Sveta, Stereogamous, Yo! M.A.F.I.A. and Kiti.
January 26, 2014. Melbourne's premier leather party, for men and women who like to party in a 'No Attitude' friendly atmosphere - five each year. Strict dress code, amazing lighting, shows, finest DJs of Melbourne and Sydney. See website for more info, including venue.
February 2, 2014, 2pm. Pride march Victoria. Parade typically heads down Fitzroy Street, St Kilda, to Community Village at Catani Gardens.
February 28 - March 16, 2014 Food/ wine lovers come out to play (taste, cook, eat, learn, drink, discover) each year with artisan producers, trail-blazing chefs and inspiring winemakers. Events in every location imaginable - among wine barrels at cellar doors, in early autumn countryside sunshine, lights-down-low basement bars, hidden city lanes + award-winning restaurants.
March 7-10, 2014, Queer Country Pride Labour Day Long Weekend dances at Daylesford Town Hall. Street Parade & Carnival, Vincent Street, Daylesford. Thousands of friend for a great weekend of entertainment including the famous and truly unique street parade and all-day, all-star, open-air carnival.
March 8-10, 2014, at Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith, Golden Plains, VIC, 90km W of Melbourne, Geelong/Ballarat. 3-day music festival, camping. With: You Am I, Public Enemy, Flying Lotus, Fat Freddy's Drop, Neko Case, Yo La Tengo, Cut/Copy, Charles Bradley + His Extraordinaires, The Drones, Adalita, Chet Faker, Gold Panda, Seekae, Cosmic Psychos, King Gizzard... + more.
March 9, 2014, Labour Day Long Weekend, at Flemington Racecourse. 18+ music festival; headliners to include: Deadmau5, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Phoenix, Knife Party, Rudimental, Naughty Boy, Chase & Status, Cut/Copy, Sub Focus, 2Chainz. DJs: Hardwell, Eric Prydz, Kaskade, Porter Robineson, Paul van Dyk....
March 13-24, 2014, annual screenings at Sun Theatre, Yarraville, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and other venues around town. The biggest and oldest queer film festival in Australia, with the best in queer film from Australia & around the world.
March 26 - April 20, 2014, various clubs & venues around town; comedy acts, theater, cabaret & stand-up artists of all kinds, including queer talents. One of the three largest comedy festivals in the world. Also: May 18-20, 2014 - UK comedian Russell Howard - The Wonderbox Live Tour 2014 at Athenaem Theatre and Hamer Hall.
June 19-29, 2014, at Village Melbourne, 557 St Kilda Rd. The second largest cabaret festival in the world. Last year included: London cabaret star Spanky double bill, complete with traditional Aussie barbeque in the Village Melbourne hidden courtyard; also Candice McQueen: Nasty! with "Dead Bitches." See website for 2014 line-up.