MEL&NYC

PROGRAMS

Comedy Island 2018 Sat 6 Oct, 7pm Take a trip to Comedy Island! The country’s freshest new comics bring A+ amusement to the Spiegeltent at Luna Park. Talented teens and twenty-somethings will take to the stage alongside big-name special guests for a night of unbridled hilarity. Host Matt Okine Performers Sam Simmons, Sammy J, Geraldine Hickey, 2018 RAW Comedy winner Bec Melrose and 2018 Best Newcomer Award Winner Danielle Walker Cost $20 Venue The Famous Spiegeltent at Luna Park Melbourne
18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Victoria 3182
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Making Spaces Jun – Aug Making Spaces is a multi-site, cross-neighbourhood event series that maps Melbourne’s diverse communities through dynamic artist-run activity. Facilitated by All Conference, this project invites six local artist-run spaces to explore the particularities of their locations through actions, events and discussions. Cost Free Venue Bus Projects
25–31 Rokeby St, Collingwood

BLINDSIDE
Level 7/37 Swanston Street, Melbourne

KINGS Artist-Run
171 King St, Melbourne

SEVENTH
155 Gertrude St, Fitzroy

c3 Contemporary Art Space
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford

Trocadero Artspace
119 Hopkins St, Footscray
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NGV Friday Nights From 15 Jun, 6–10pm NGV Friday Nights returns with exclusive late-night access to MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. Discover over 200 key works, rarely seen outside of New York, by artists including Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Jackson Pollock, Roy Lichtenstein, Keith Haring, Jeff Koons and Cindy Sherman. With a line-up of international and home-grown acts presented by the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, experience art, music, bars and dining inspired by the city that never sleeps. NGV Friday Nights continues every week during MoMA at NGV, 15 Jun – 5 Oct. Cost $13–$37 Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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The Modern New Yorker Lunch at no35 Restaurant Thu & Fri, From Sat 9 Jun, 12–2pm Inspired by MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, this unique experience allows guests to imagine themselves dining in a New York high-rise whilst tasting Manhattan-style dishes. Cost $55 Venue Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
No35, Level 35, 25 Collins Street, Melbourne
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Dangerous Opinion: An Evening with Maureen Dowd Sun 26 Aug, 7–8pm In a rare appearance on Australian shores, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist, Maureen Dowd, talks frankly with her friend and colleague, Julia Baird, about gender and politics in the age of Trump. Includes an opportunity to view MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from 8–9.30pm. Speakers Maureen Dowd & Julia Baird Cost $23–$28 Venue Great Hall
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM My New York Experience
An Inconvenient Racial Truth: Nikole Hannah-Jones & Shareena Clanton Sun 17 Jun, 7pm New York Times award-winning investigative reporter covering racial injustice, Nikole Hannah-Jones and actress Shareena Clanton discuss politics and race in a live discussion moderated by The New York Times Australia bureau chief Damien Cave. Includes an opportunity to view MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from 8–9.30pm. Speakers Nikole Hannah-Jones & Shareena Clanton Cost $25–$28 Venue Great Hall
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM My New York Experience
Vogue Codes: Summit Tue 12 Jun, 8.15am Vogue Codes Summit is in Melbourne for the first time on June 12. Hear from Instagram’s Eva Chen, Go-To’s Zoë Foster Blake and Vogue’s editor-in-chief Edwina McCann. Join the Vogue Codes movement today. Book now and enter the code VCP18 for 20% off tickets. Cost $458.66 Venue MAIA, Docklands PAST PROGRAM Development & Exchange Adrienne Truscott: Downtown Performance Making Masterclass Sat 14 & Sun 15 Jul, 12–6pm Genre-straddling New York City based performance artist and maker Adrienne Truscott leads a performance making masterclass series with Melbourne Fringe looking at methods of translating your weirdest, random, autobiographical, unique and idiosyncratic impulses into performance. Performer Adrienne Truscott Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Hamer Hall Stage Door
32 Southgate Avenue, Southbank
PAST PROGRAM Development & Exchange
MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art Sat 9 Jun – Sun 7 Oct, 10am–5pm The National Gallery of Victoria, in partnership with The Museum of Modern Art, New York, will present MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art as the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition in 2018. MoMA at NGV will provide a unique survey of the Museum’s iconic collection. Consisting of approximately 200 key works, arranged chronologically into eight thematic sections, the exhibition will trace the development of art and design from late-nineteenth-century urban and industrial transformation, through to the digital and global present. Cost $23–$28 Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Momofuku Ko x Marion Wed 8 & Thu 9 Aug, 5pm New York restaurant group Momofuku's first adventure to Australia was part of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2010 so it's only fitting that Chef Andrew McConnell once again plays host. This time around to Chef Sean Grey and Su Wong Ruiz from Momofuku Ko at Fitzroy’s Marion. COST $110 VENUE Marion, Fitzroy PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City Monica Bill Barnes & Company’s The Gallery Workout Sat 14 Jul – Sat 1 Sep, 7am & 8.30am Join NYC’s Monica Bill Barnes & Company for a 50 minute exercise tour through Arts Centre Melbourne and the NGV. Elevating your heartrate in this illicit trespass outside opening hours, The Gallery Workout inspires new perspectives on the art of the ages through movement, unforgettable music, and stories from American artist Maira Kalman. Supported by VicHealth. Cost $15 Meet Smorgon Plaza, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM Art and Creativity
Regina Spektor
A Very Special Solo Performance
Sun 8 Jul, 8pm After a long six year wait, New York's Russian born indie iconoclast Regina Spektor will finally return to Hamer Hall for a special solo performance - performing songs from across her entire career including her breakthrough album Begin to Hope and most recent Remember Us to Life - for one night only. Performer Regina Spektor Cost $85–$129 Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM New York Sounds
EXO-TECH Wed 18 Jul, 8pm An evening of cutting-edge contemporary music making waves through the New York music scene with the ecstatic musical communion of large ensemble collective EXO-TECH led by art-pop visionaries Kimbra and Sophia Brous, alongside New York artists Yuka Honda with EUCADEMIX, Dave Harrington Trio, and more. Performers Sophia Brous, Kimbra, Dave Harrington, Yuka Honda (Cibo Matto), Jeremy Gustin, Danny Meyer, Spencer Zahn and more Cost $35 Venue State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM New York Sounds
Rockwiz Salutes New York Fri 20 Jul, 8pm From Irving Berlin and Frank Sinatra to Patti Smith and The Ramones, New York City has long been a breeding ground for influential music and the backdrop to some of music’s most memorable moments. The RocKwiz gang host a one-night-only salute to the City That Never Sleeps. Hosts Julia Zemiro, Brian Nankervis, The Orkestra and a cavalcade of special guests Cost $79–$129 Venue State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM New York Sounds
Bang On A Can All-Stars Tue 28 Aug, 7.30pm Formed in 1992 and based in New York City, the Bang on a Can All-Stars are recognised worldwide for their ultra-dynamic live performances and recordings of today’s most innovative music. Freely crossing the boundaries between classical, jazz, rock, world and experimental music, this six-member ensemble has forged a distinct category-defying identity, taking music into uncharted territories. Performer Bang on a Can All-Stars Cost $55–$65 Venue Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street, Southbank
PAST PROGRAM New York Sounds
The Great Divide: feminist art practice across generations and geography Sat 11 Aug, 10am Join the Women’s Art Register and (RE)Present as they connect through a live Intergenerational dialogue and a collaborative feminist zine. A live, interactive session will address the need to communicate more broadly with each other about our different ages and experience as feminists and artists. Although we share aspects of a common feminist history, we want to explore the ways our distance (both generationally and geographically) inflects our culture, our politics and our art-making. Join Vanessa Godden, Tassia Joannides, Juliette Peers and Caroline Phillips from the Women’s Art Register (MEL), in conversation with Nancy Azara and Emily Harris from (RE)Present (NYC). Speakers Caroline Phillips, Juliette Peers, Tassia Joannides & Vanessa Godden, Women’s Art Register, MEL; Nancy Azara, Emily Harris & Rachel Steinberg, (RE)Present, NYC
Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Richmond Theatrette
415 Church Street, Richmond
PAST PROGRAM Community
STARWARD Whisky celebrates the Five Boroughs Sun 12 Aug, 5–8pm Each of New York's five boroughs have been celebrated by a classic cocktail bearing their name; join Starward Whisky as they name their Five Boroughs of Melbourne as represented by five bespoke cocktails capturing the flavours, sights and spirits of our home city. COST $93 VENUE Starward Whisky, Port Melbourne PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City Meet Me Under The Clock Wed 8 Aug, 5–10pm Both are in iconic buildings that have stood as a meeting point for generations - for one night only Greenlight Diner in Flinders Street Station transforms into the Grand Central Station Oyster Bar! COST $40–$70 VENUE Green Light Diner, Melbourne PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City The Best Meal of the Day Sat 11 Aug, 9am & 11.30am Is brunch really the best meal of the day? Find out as Atlas Dining offers a three-course menu taking influence from the tastiest dishes served in NYC's iconic delicatessens. COST $43 VENUE Atlas, South Yarra PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City Modern Movements Wed 8 Aug, 6.30–9pm Chef Oliver Gould will take inspiration from four movements of the modern art era - pop art, cubism, surrealism and abstract expressionism to create a menu where art meets produce. COST $123 VENUE Palermo, Melbourne PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City The New York Classic Sat 28 Jul, 12pm, 12.15pm, 12.30pm, 2.30pm, 2.45pm & 3pm Looking back to the great New York steakhouses of the 1970s, San Telmo will be serving up a big plate of nostalgia with a baked potato on the side as Melbourne's favourite Argentinian steak house takes a trip to the Big Apple. COST $123 VENUE San Telmo, Melbourne PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City An Italian-American Love Story Sun 5 Aug, 12pm, 12.15pm, 2.30pm & 2.45pm Expect waiters liveried in white blazers and clothed tables piled with shared family-style dishes and carafes of wine as Tipo 00 re-imagines a traditional Italian-American Sunday lunch. COST $90 VENUE Tipo 00, Melbourne PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City Oyster Fri 20 Jul – Wed 8 Aug Delicious. Decadent. Divine, and Diminishing: OYSTER is an art installation about quantity and appetite. The installation employs piles of oyster shells to quantify oyster population decline in both MEL&NYC. Good news though – oyster population restoration is underway. Cost Free Venue Testing Grounds
1 City Road, Southbank
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FLUX-KIT-MEL Sat 4 Aug, 2pm Taking historical cues from the Fluxus movements of the 1960’s and the MEL&NYC exhibition, a new Flux-Kit designed specifically for Melbourne invites you to enact new performance situations where the roles between artist and audience become interchangeable. Cost Free, bookings essential Meet Waterwall, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Deep Soulful Sweats: Séance for Trisha Brown and Merce Cunningham Sat 25 Aug, 6.30–8pm & 9–10.30pm Second Late Night edition announced. Xtra spooky.

Join Deep Soulful Sweats as we embody the lineage of post modern dance, coming together in a performative séance, drawing down the spirits of dance pioneers in celebration of their contribution to the form.
Facilitators Sarah Aiken & Rebecca Jensen Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Chunky Move
111 Sturt Street, Southbank
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Gregory J. Markopolous and the Cantrills: The Language of the Image Mon 2 Jul - Tue 10 Jul A four-screening program exploring the late ‘60s and early ‘70s films of Greek-American avant-garde filmmaker Gregory J. Markopoulos and Australian experimental film pioneers Arthur and Corinne Cantrill. A unique opportunity to see these 16mm films in their intended, material formats.

Mon 2 Jul, 6.30pm
Gregory J. Markopoulos: Mythopoet, Artist-Physician

Thu 5 Jul, 6.30pm
Gregory J. Markopoulos: The Illiac Passion

Mon 9 Jul, 6.30pm
Markopoulos and the Cantrills: Portraits

Tue 10 Jul, 6.30pm
Markopoulos and the Cantrills: A Sense of Place
Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Artworld Videogames: In Conversation – Zach Gage Mon 20 Aug, 5.30pm Join us at RMIT University for a public conversation with New York City game designer and contemporary artist Zach Gage, interviewed live by RMIT Lecturer Douglas Wilson. Cost Free Venue RMIT University
Building 80, Floor 1, Room 002
124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM Community
Artworld Videogames: Masterclasses Wed 15 Aug Join us at ACMI as two of New York City’s most exciting game makers, Robert Yang and Nicole He, teach masterclasses about their respective art practices.

6–7.30pm
Robert Yang – "Sexuality, technology, and video games"

8–9.30pm
Nicole He – "Hello, Computer: Unconventional uses of voice technology"
Cost $25–40 per Masterclass Venue Studio 1, ACMI
Federation Square, Corner of Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM Community
Artworld Videogames: Exhibition Thu 9 Aug – Wed 29 Aug Artworld Videogames is a three-week exhibition of playful media art and experimental videogames hosted at Collingwood gallery Bar SK. The exhibition features new commissions from three leading NYC game makers: Robert Yang, Nicole He, and Zach Gage.

Opening Events:

Thu 9 Aug, 7pm
Robert Yang

Thu 16 Aug, 7pm
Nicole He

Thu 23 Aug, 7pm
Zach Gage
Cost Free Venue Bar SK
90 Smith Street, Collingwood
PAST PROGRAM Community
The Jaffle Symposium Sat 7 & 28 Jul, Sat 18 & 25 Aug, 12–1.30pm A series of conversations – with fascinating guest speakers – about how cities, both as infrastructure and embodiments of ideals, might promote or hinder civic agency. While cooking jaffles around a fire in the middle of the city… Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Testing Grounds
1-23 City Road, Southbank
PAST PROGRAM Community
Career Development Workshops Sat 9 Jun, 1–5pm The Melbourne International Jazz Festival invites you to join industry experts and practitioners for a series of interactive forums exploring multiple aspects of developing your career as a musician and showcasing your work to broader audiences. The all-star lineup of Australian and international artists and arts managers includes: Travis Woods (Horns of Leroy), Marcus Strickland (Christian McBride’s New Jawn, Twi-Life), Julien Wilson (LionShareRecords), Owen Wilson (PBS FM), Chelsea Wilson (Brunswick Music Festival, Stonnington Jazz Festival), Jenny Branagan (APRA AMCOS).

Topics include:
Career Management – 1pm
Marketing, Promotions & Brand Management – 2.30pm
Recording, Broadcasting & Distribution – 4pm
Facilitators Owen McKern, Nicholas Albanis, Chelsea Wilson Cost Free, bookings essential Venue The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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NEW YORK! NEW YORK! Sat 9 Jun – Sun 7 Oct, 10am–5pm Coinciding with 2018’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, NGV Kids presents a large-scale participatory installation that will showcase New York City – home of MoMA and recognised as a leading cultural destination. Featuring interactive displays, multimedia projections and hands-on activities, this free exhibition will introduce children to the vibrancy of New York that continues to attract and inspire artists, performers and designers from across the globe. Children will be immersed in city life on the island of Manhattan, surrounded by a panoramic moving image montage. Central to this installation will be an interactive focused on the New York experience where children will be able to build their miniature versions of city buildings presented in the format of the city grid. Cost Free Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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The Future of Art and Creative Technology Sat 28 Jul – Sun 29 Jul A program of knowledge exchange between the New York and Melbourne cultural and creative industries. Explore the intersection of digital culture and technology to reveal new models of creating, presenting and preserving culture in the post-digital, networked world. Guests Kelani Nichole & Ben Fino-Radin Preserving the Near Future – Digital Preservation Symposium Sat 28 Jul, 10am–6pm

Venue ACMI
Federation Square, Corner of Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne

Cost from $110–$150

The View from NYC – Emerging Trends and Issues in Digital Art and Culture Sun 29 Jul, 3pm

Venue ACMI
Federation Square, Corner of Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne

Cost $15–$22

PAST PROGRAM Development & Exchange
New Challenges for Performance Space New York Thu 16 Aug, 6pm Jenny Schlenzka, recently appointed Artistic Director of Performance Space New York, focuses on the new direction she is giving to the organisation, and reflects upon new developments and challenges curating and exhibiting performance art. Speaker Jenny Schlenzka, Artistic Director, Performance Space New York
Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
111 Sturt Street, Southbank
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Split Screen: A Tale of Two Cities Sun 1 Jul – Fri 31 Aug Split Screen: A Tale of Two Cities is a online video piece that explores the culture, fashion, art and connection between Melbourne and New York City via Instagram images shared by residents and visitors. 24 hours. Two cities. One video. Cost Free Venue Online More Info Community Enduring Good: Building Legacies and Institutions through Philanthropy Thu 2 Aug, 8.30–10.30am A dynamic panel speaking from international locations discuss, how has philanthropy evolved since the establishment of landmark institutions like MoMA and Asia Society by the Rockefellers? Where will future funding sources for building multi-generational foundations, institutions and centers of excellence come from?  A panel of experts from leading Melbourne foundations and institutions discuss together with Asia Society Global Trustee, Charles Rockefeller (via videolink). Cost Free, bookings essential
Venue Garden Restaurant, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Getting to Carnegie Hall Mon 16 Jul In partnership with Melbourne Recital Centre, representatives from Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School – two of the world’s leading creative institutions – participate in an in-depth discussion about artist development, international connections and the future of music performance.

Session 1 – Mon 16 Jul, 11am–1pm
Session 2 – Mon 16 Jul, 6–7.15pm
Speakers Amy Rhodes, Director, Ensemble Connect, Carnegie Hall; Ben Sosland, Assistant Dean for the Kovner Fellowships, Administrative Director of Juilliard Historical Performance; Susan De Weger, program consultant; Hoang Pham, concert pianist; Sarah Wade, Music Programming at MRC; Hywel Sims, General Manager Musica Viva Victoria Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street, Southbank
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Nocturnal: Harlem @ Melbourne Museum Fri 3 Aug, 7–11pm Melbourne Museum transforms into New York City’s most captivating cultural precinct, Harlem. More than just a party, Nocturnal is Melbourne Museum’s monthly after-dark live music event, combining the best live music performances with talks by scientists and collections curators, and late-night gallery openings. This special MEL&NYC edition of Nocturnal features the soulful sounds of The Rakiem Walker Project, direct from NYC, projections of iconic Harlem people and places, and a menu inspired by the vibrant cuisine of the area. Performer The Rakiem Walker Project
Cost $20–$35
Venue Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street, Carlton
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Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir Sun 10 Jun, 11am Raise your spirits up with the Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir as they bring their powerful strains of gospel and soul to the heart of Melbourne. An uplifting way to spend your Sunday morning, this free all-ages event at Southern Cross Lane, directed by Phil Heuzenroeder, will explore the genre that has helped shaped the careers of many of the world’s greatest jazz musicians. Put some soul in your Sunday! Performers Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir Cost Free Venue Southern Cross Lane
121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
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Bernstein On Broadway Sat 18 Aug, 7.30–9.30pm Enjoy songs and instrumental excerpts from favourite Bernstein works: Wonderful Town, On the Town, Candide, Peter Pan, Fancy Free and West Side Story, as part of the Bernstein Celebration. All his life Leonard Bernstein had a love affair with New York and in his many music theatre works he painted the most vivid picture of life in the ‘City That Never Sleeps’. This performance embraces Bernstein’s New York, offering a rare insight into the composer’s mind with Bernstein devotee Bramwell Tovey at the helm and on the ivories. Performers Bramwell Tovey, conductor, piano; Sarah Fox, soprano; Liane Keegan, contralto; Brenton Spiteri, tenor; Brett Polegato, baritone Cost $70–$130 Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Ronan Farrow: Power, Abuse and Facing Facts Thu 30 Aug, 6–7.30pm Ronan Farrow has been one of the foremost reporters documenting the culture of silence and impunity around sexual misconduct in Hollywood and beyond. A series of stories he wrote for the New Yorker exposing the sexual predation of Harvey Weinstein won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 2018. As industry after industry attempts to confront long-unexamined demons relating to sexual harassment and abuse, Farrow offers fresh ideas for creating a new culture of accountability. Hear from Farrow as he discusses the poignant personal stories of abuse, in his family and beyond, that led him to report so passionately on the topic. Speaker Ronan Farrow, American journalist, lawyer, and former government advisor Cost $30–$35 Venue The Athenaeum Theatre
188 Collins Street, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM My New York Experience
Sara Driver: NYC Sat 7 Jul – Thu 2 Aug Sara Driver is one of the leading filmmakers to emerge from the vibrant New York City art scene of the 1980's and 90's. This season features Driver's key works as director and producer, including the Australian premiere of her latest documentary, Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Sat 7 Jul - Thu 2 Aug
Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquait

Sat 14 Jul, 6pm & Sun 29 Jul, 6pm
You Are Not I

Sun 15 Jul, 1.30pm & Mon 30 Jul, 6.30pm
Sleepwalk

Mon 23 Jul, 6.30pm & Tue 31 Jul, 6.30pm
When Pigs Fly

Wed 25 Jul, 7.45pm
Permanent Vacation

Sat 28 Jul, 1.30pm
Strange Than Paradise

Cost $12–$18 Venue ACMI Cinemas
Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne
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Movies from the Metropolis – A Dedication to NYC on Screen Thu 5 Jul – Thu 26 Jul It’s a city only fit for a big screen experience. Featuring key works from renowned filmmakers and genre favourites, this collection of films is a reflection of New York’s multifaceted individualism and spirit. Each Thursday evening session includes DJ pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm.

Thu 5 Jul, 7.30pm
New York, New York – M

Sat 7 Jul, 2pm
(Double Feature)­
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 – PG­

Thu 12 Jul, 7.30pm
The Warriors – R

Thu 19 Jul, 7.30pm
Do The Right Thing – R18+

Sat 21 Jul, 2pm
(Double Feature)­
Muppets Take Manhattan & Annie – PG

Thu 26 Jul, 7.30pm
Desperately Seeking Susan – M
Cost $14 Venue Astor Theatre
Corner of Chapel Street & Dandenong Road, St Kilda
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The Big Grapple: Loving and Loathing New York City Mon 2 Jul, 7–8.30pm New York, we love you … but you’re bringing us down with your sloppy pizza slices and your surplus of models, moguls and movie stars. Sure, you've got your world-class art museums. And okay, okay, you've got Broadway and Beyoncé. But can you really be top of the list, king of the hill, A Number One when you're overrun with squirrels? As part of the city-wide cultural events programme celebrating all things New York and Melbourne, the Wheeler Centre are staging a night of storytelling from some favourite Melburnians who don’t heart NY. Join them at the Athenaeum Theatre for hilarious tales of striving but not quite thriving in the city that never sleeps. Speakers Sami Shah, Sally Seltmann, Dave Graney, Brodie Lancaster and more Cost $15–$25 Venue The Athenaeum Theatre
188 Collins Street, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM My New York Experience
Turning Pain into Art with Mari Andrew Thu 21 Jun, 6.30–8.30pm Writer, illustrator and Instagram sensation Mari Andrew joins The School of Life for an exclusive and intimate hands-on workshop in learning how to turn your pain into art. Cost $200–$250 Venue The White House
11 Princes Street, St Kilda
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Blackfish: A story by Emily Johnson FRI 17 AUG, 5.30PM Join us for a special storytelling performance evening with New York-based artist Emily Johnson. From Emily Johnson’s mouth, hear the story of Blackfish – a fish that never dies. A story of survivance, Blackfish is part of The Thank-you Bar, a performance work developed by Johnson that connects ideas of displacement, longing, and language to history, pre-conceived notions, architecture, and igloo-myth. This project is presented with Performance Space New York, as part of a wider curatorial research program established by ACCA. Emily Johnson is currently developing a Global First Nations Performance Network with colleagues in Australia, Canada and the United States. This program is proudly presented as part of MEL&NYC, a citywide cultural festival celebrating all things Melbourne and New York City from June to August 2018. Supported by the Victorian Government. Please note, there are four sessions for this event and capacity is limited to 30 people per session. Each session is 10 minutes in duration. PERFORMER Emily Johnson, artist COST Free, bookings essential VENUE Australian Centre for Contemporary Art
111 Sturt Street, Southbank
PAST PROGRAM Art and Creativity
Footscray&Brooklyn Performance Poetry Workshops Sat 28 Jul, 1–3pm DJ Jive Poetic, Brooklyn based, internationally renowned poet and titan of the spoken word facilitates a performance poetry workshop to get you writing and speaking out loud! Performers DJ Jive Poetic Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street, Footscray
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MAMBO! Jams with Bernstein Sat 2 Jun, 10am, 11am, 12pm & 1pm Let’s get rowdy! Children aged 0-5 years, and their carers, love to explore and play with MSO in these musical workshops with presenter Karen Kyriakou. Performers Karen Kyriakou; Musicians of the MSO Cost $15 Venue Iwaki Auditorium, ABC Southbank Centre
120 – 130 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
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MSO @ NGV: The Life and Times of Leonard Bernstein Sat 18 Aug, 2pm If Leonard Bernstein were alive in 2018 we would be celebrating his 100th birthday this year, so the MSO is bringing his artistic legacy to life through their Bernstein Celebration. Join conductor, pianist and former Leonard Bernstein student Bramwell Tovey, and other experts from the world of music and art, as they discuss the life and times of the peerless 20th century composer. Includes performances of works by Bernstein. Cost Free, bookings essential Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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MSO @ NGV: Modern Music Mon 6 Aug, 6.30–7.30pm Be taken on an intimate journey through the development of modern music and art as Melbourne Symphony Orchestra musicians perform a repertoire inspired by the periods represented in MoMA at NGV. Cost $48-$60 Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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MSO @ NGV: Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music Sat 18 Aug, 3.15–4.45pm Enjoy the story of Leonard Bernstein in Leonard Berstein: The Gift of Music (2007), a film documenting his life, career and legacy, ahead of the MSO’s final Bernstein Celebration concert to be held in Hamer Hall at 7.30pm. Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Bernstein Classics Wed 15 Aug, 7.30–9.30pm Vivacious, danceable, exciting, intimate, life-enhancing, uplifting, elevating. Part of the MSO’s Bernstein Celebration, this program investigates Bernstein’s musical roots through his mentor Aaron Copland, the music of Gustav Mahler with whom he identified, and the Jewish faith. He based the impressive last movement of his First Symphony on the Lamentations of Jeremiah, and the Book of Psalms provided the texts of his life, embracing, joyous Chichester Psalms. The MSO is thrilled to welcome Bramwell Tovey to Melbourne for this celebration. As a young conductor in 1986, he was asked to step in to conduct the opening night of a Bernstein Festival with the London Symphony Orchestra. Performers Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Nicholas Tolputt, countertenor; Liane Keegan, contralto
Cost $70–$130 Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM New York Sounds
MSO Side-by-Side Sat 2 Jun, 7.30–9.30pm The MSO will team up with the young stars of the Australian music scene when we present the West Side Story suite, and more! This performance, in celebration of what would have been Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, is the ideal way for families to discover the best in classical repertoire, with young artists side-by-side with the MSO.

Led by MSO Cybec Assistant Conductor, Tianyi Lu, and featuring students from Melbourne University’s Master of Music (Orchestral Performance) and the Melbourne Youth Orchestra, this program features the latest commission from MSO’s Cybec Young Composer in Residence, Ade Vincent, and Elgar’s Cello Concerto, performed by rising Australian star cellist, Eliza Sdraulig. This evening of toe-tapping music will begin, and end with two of Leonard Bernstein’s most famous works, guaranteed to have you dancing in your seat.
Performers Tianyi Lu, conductor; Eliza Sdraulig, cello; featuring Masters students from Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and young talent from Melbourne Youth Orchestra Cost $35 Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Southbank
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Footscray&Brooklyn Block Party Sat 28 Jul, 7pm–late Brooklyn’s DJ Jive Poetic, brings his power, words, wisdom, and energy to Footscray in homage to the Brooklyn block party. Jive will be joined by a host of local and interstate artists, coming together in a night of collisions, connections, and joy. Performers DJ Jive Poetic, West Writers Group members, local and interstate performers and artists Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Footscray Community Arts Centre
45 Moreland Street, Footscray
PAST PROGRAM My New York Experience
Bomba Presents Art in a Glass Sun 29 Jul, 1–5pm Bomba’s iconic and newly renovated Rooftop hosts four former Black Pearl legends as they reunite to pour a range of cocktails encapsulating some of modern art's greats. A Mondrian Martini? A Gauguin Gimlet? Your ticket includes two cocktails, with the team at Bomba matching these tipples with a menu that celebrates and demonstrates Melbourne’s love of tapas. COST $69 VENUE Bomba Bar & Rooftop, Melbourne BOOKED OUT A Taste of the City MEL vs NYC – Battle of the Whiskies Wed 1 Aug, 6.30pm Some fascinating whiskies are made in Melbourne and New York, and to celebrate the rich heritage of distilling in the two cities, Whisky & Alement will host a tasting showcasing some of their finest drops. There will be six whiskies available, three from Melbourne, three from New York City. COST $53 VENUE Whisky & Alement, Melbourne BOOKED OUT A Taste of the City Back to Home Wed 8 Aug, 6pm In a celebration of Chef Jessi Singh's home town, the Babu Ji NYC team is taking over Horn Please restaurant bringing his NYC tasting menu to Melbourne. Featuring New York style Indian pizza and more in tasting menu with a matched cocktail. COST $68 VENUE Horn Please, Fitzroy North BOOKED OUT A Taste of the City An Evening Inspired by Le Bernardin Wed 1 Aug, 6–11pm Inspired by Le Bernardin, QT Melbourne's Pascale Bar & Grill will take you on a culinary journey through the French-influence of a NYC icon. COST $150 VENUE Pascale Bar & Grill, Melbourne BOOKED OUT A Taste of the City NYC, TE AMO Sun 12 Aug, 12pm For the final day of MEL&NYC by Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Mamasita presents a laid back Sunday lunch inspired by Mexico’s most celebrated artists - Rivera, Orozco, Covarrubias, Siqueiros and Kahlo. COST $78–$123 VENUE Mamasita, Melbourne PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City Madeleine Peyroux Sun 10 Jun, 7.30pm Renowned for her seductively expressive "smoke and whisky" vocals, and hailed as the successor to blues icon Billie Holiday, French-American jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux delivers highly personal interpretations of jazz standards, blues and original works, infused with folk, country and gospel. Her meteoric rise from busking in Paris's Latin Quarter as a teenager, to the global success of her second solo album Careless Love in 2004, has seen Peyroux gather a broad family of devotees, providing an enticing entrance into the world of jazz for curious newcomers and aficionados alike. Peyroux will lend her languid, elegant, sensuous voice to original pieces and masterful interpretations of songs from artists such as Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Ray Charles. Performers Madeleine Peyroux and band Cost $79–$119 Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Gretchen Parlato flor Sat 2 Jun, 7.30pm Hailed as the most important jazz singer since Cassandra Wilson, Gretchen Parlato is the kind of artist that comes along once in a generation. Her 20-year career has seen her work with powerhouses of the contemporary jazz world, including Wayne Shorter, Kenny Barron, Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard and Herbie Hancock. Renowned for her subtle, yet masterful command over her vocal instrument, sultry, sensual vocals dominate her performance. She fuses jazz with undertones of African and Brazilian beats to create a distinct and intoxicating contemporary jazz aesthetic.This modern-day enchantress of song is not to be missed. Performers Gretchen Parlato and band
Cost $61–$79 Venue Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street, Southbank
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Close Encounter: Gretchen Parlato Sat 2 Jun, 1pm Experience a close encounter with the world’s leading jazz artists in our free series of intimate conversations, live demonstrations and inspiring workshops. Vocalist Gretchen Parlato is hailed as the most important jazz singer since Cassandra Wilson. Renowned for her subtle, yet masterful command over her vocal instrument, sultry, sensual vocals dominate her performance. In Parlato’s words “my voice is my instrument” and she aims to perform “in an emotional way that speaks to every listener”. Delve into the mind of this extraordinary performer in an inspiring close encounter. Speaker Gretchen Parlato
Cost Free, bookings essential
Venue The Channel, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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West Side Story – Performed Live to Film Fri 27 Jul, 7.30–10pm & Sat 28 Jul, 1–3.30pm Experience a thrilling presentation of this iconic film and winner of ten Academy Awards®, including Best Picture. The MSO plays Leonard Bernstein’s electrifying score and memorable songs with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim live, while the newly re-mastered film is shown in glorious high definition on the big screen with the original vocals and dialogue intact. This classic romantic tragedy, directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins and one of the greatest achievements in the history of movie musicals, features Robbins’ breath-taking choreography and a screenplay by Ernest Lehman based on the masterful book by Arthur Laurents. Performers Benjamin Northey, conductor Cost $70–$149 Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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John Cameron Mitchell
The Origin of Love
The Songs and Stories of Hedwig
Tue 10 Jul, 8pm The Tony Award-winning and Golden Globe-nominated co-creator of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, John Cameron Mitchell performs songs from the groundbreaking rock musical and regales us with stories from 20 years of Hedwig's history. He'll also preview songs from his upcoming musical podcast Anthem. So 'put on some makeup, turn on your eight track', Melbourne it's time to experience the original Hedwig! Performers John Cameron Mitchell with special guest artist Amber Martin Cost $65–$139 Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Christian McBride’s New Jawn Sat 9 Jun & Sun 10 Jun, 7pm & 9.30pm Legendary jazz bassist Christian McBride will make an Australian premiere with his exciting new quartet, New Jawn. Acknowledged as “one of the best jazz bassists in the world” (New York Times) this five-time Grammy Award-winning artist and giant of the contemporary jazz scene will deliver an unforgettable musical encounter. McBride is one of the most in-demand and recorded bassists of his generation, with over 25 years of performing with the likes of Sonny Rollins, James Brown, Diana Krall, Sting and The Roots. He consistently combines his deft musicianship with an innate showmanship and ability to communicate to an audience with irrepressible joy. Fans of McBride’s other collaborations will love New Jawn for its unusual two-horn, no-piano lineup (reminiscent of the classic Ornette Coleman quartet). Comprising some of the most forward-thinking jazz artists on today’s scene, New Jawn features trumpeter Josh Evans, saxophonist Marcus Strickland and drummer Nasheet Waits. Performers Christian McBride’s New Jawn Cost $79–$89 Venue The Jazzlab
27 Leslie Street, Brunswick
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The Others Sat 9 Jun, 7.30pm Some of the greatest festival moments arise from the joy of free-spirited musical cross-pollination. The Others is one of these rare gems, laden with surprise and improvisational magic.“The Others” features three giants of Australian music – trumpeter James Morrison, composer and pianist Paul Grabowsky and Spiderbait’s Kram on drums. Showcasing the unique musical personality of three artists at the height of their craft, The Others is a wild tour-de-force of Kram’s immersive rock drumming, and Morrison’s blistering trumpet, all tempered and woven together by the prodigious talents of Grabowsky on piano. Performers The Others: Paul Grabowsky (piano), James Morrison (trumpet), Kram (drums) Cost $51–$69 Venue Melbourne Recital Centre
31 Sturt Street, Southbank
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Beautiful: The Carole King Musical Until Sun 1 Jul Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is the inspirational true story behind Carole King’s remarkable rise from teenage songwriter to global superstar, featuring songs Natural Woman, Will You Love Me Tomorrow and many more. Performers Esther Hannaford, Josh Piterman, Lucy Maunder & Mat Verevis Cost $60–$195 Venue Her Majesty’s Theatre
219 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
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Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins 16 Jun – 21 Jul Editorial assistant Dean stumbles into work, hungover from last night’s mortifying party at Gloria’s house. Surrounded by his ambitious co-workers in their Manhattan magazine office, the only thing that matters is how fast you can climb the journalistic ladder of success and get your name in print. Today is just another ordinary day, until suddenly it’s not and the stakes for who gets the story become higher than ever.

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ explosive Pulitzer Prize finalist Gloria is a fresh and surprising new satire that takes a scathing look at office politics, our exploitative, media-saturated age and holds up a cracked mirror to American culture. This Australian premiere is directed by Lee Lewis (Hay Fever) featuring a favourite of stage and screen, Lisa McCune (Cabaret) like you’ve never seen her before, with Callan Colley (Three Sisters), Jordan Fraser-Trumble (The Legend of Ben Hall), Jane Harber (Offspring), Aileen Huynh (Cleverman) and Peter Paltos (Minnie & Liraz).

Contains some coarse language, sexual references and a scene depicting graphic violence, gun shots and theatrical blood. Recommended for ages 16+.
Performers Lisa McCune, Callan Colley, Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Jane Harber, Aileen Huynh and Peter Paltos Cost $36–$71 Venue The Sumner, Southbank Theatre
140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank
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Emily Nussbaum: Culture, Criticism and TV Today Sat 25 Aug, 1pm 'Criticism is a form of theatre,' Emily Nussbaum has said. 'I'm writing for an audience and I don't want to bore them.' Generous, astute and always entertaining, Nussbaum could never be accused of boring her readership. As the New Yorker's TV critic since 2011, she has won a large and devoted international audience by giving contemporary television the incisive and sophisticated criticism it deserves, turning her attention to shows ranging from Atlanta to The Good Wife to Girls, Breaking Bad and more. Join this peerless, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and chronicler of popular culture for a talk about art and storytelling on screen. Speaker Emily Nussbaum, New Yorker’s peerless TV critic Cost $19–$22 Venue Deakin Edge
Federation Square, Swanston Street & Flinders Street, Melbourne
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Di Fara Pizza x Harley and Rose Sun 29 Jul, 12pm, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm & 2.30pm A pie from Di Fara is not your average NYC slice – but it is the best. The cheap and cheerful late-night New York staple is replaced here with the best quality ingredients and some know-how crafted over 50 years. This is a pizza with a cult following.
Domenico De Marco established Di Fara in 1965 in Midwood Brooklyn, a traditionally Orthodox Jewish neighbourhood, and can still be found turning out the famously delicious, blistered pies from the same ancient oven. It’s a labour of love for ‘Dom’ who imports his ingredients from Italy. Dom is still crafting each of the sometimes 150 pies a day by hand, with his kids in tow helping to run the kitchen. His daughter – and right-hand – Maggie will be making the trip out to Melbourne to recreate the Di Fara experience.
She’ll collaborate with chefs Josh Murphy and Rory Cowcher, (Two Melbourne based chefs looking to build their own pizza institution) at Harley & Rose, the West Footscray neighbourhood hangout that, like Di Fara, keeps both local families and serious foodies happy.
COST $73 VENUE Harley & Rose, West Footscray PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City
The Sweet Slice at Press Club Project Fri 27 Jul, Fri 3 Aug & Fri 10 Aug, 7pm, 8pm & 9pm Many cities claim to be the dessert capital of the world, but the big apple truly takes the cake. New York City is the birthplace of some of the world’s greatest sweet treats such as cookies and cream, the New York cheesecake and the cronut to name just a few. Using these desserts and more as inspiration, George Calombaris and The Press Club team are turning Press Club – Projects, their developmental kitchen, into a NYC Dessert Bar Pop-Up for three nights only. They will create Press Club versions of New York’s world-famous desserts, accompanied by a classic NYC style cocktail with a modern twist.
Please note: This is a stand up event.
COST $33 VENUE Press Club - Projects, Melbourne PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City
Fancy Hank’s Pastrami on Rye Fri 27 Jul–Sun 12 Aug, 12pm What’s more iconic in New York City than the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and Times Square combined? Katz’s Deli. Stop by Fancy Hank’s to try their famous pastrami on rye inspired by Katz’s Deli. COST $13 VENUE Fancy Hank's, Melbourne PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City The Silent Eye: MEL NYC on Dance, Film & Visual Art Wed 27 & Thu 28 Jun, 6pm Melbourne’s leading contemporary dance company Chunky Move hosts film director Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Brooklyn based multi-disciplinary artist Ian Strange with Artistic Director Anouk van Dijk for an exclusive screening and panel discussion on Courtin-Wilson’s tribute to dance The Silent Eye and Chunky Move’s new work INTERIOR.

Wed 27 June, 6pm
The Silent Eye screening

Thu 28 June, 6pm
Artist Panel on Dance, Film & Visual Art
Cost Free, bookings essential Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Rethinking the Modern: Glenn D. Lowry Sat 9 Jun, 3pm In little more than a year The Museum of Modern Art will turn 90 and complete a major expansion and renovation driven by its legacy and vision to make the experience of art and artists within it feel ever more inviting, relevant, and exceptional to visitors. How has the museum changed since its founding in 1929? What are the challenges of the present? And what does the Museum need to do to remain a leader in the field over the coming years? Speaker Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art Cost $17–$22 Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Regurgitator, Seja & Mindy Wang performing the Velvet Underground & Nico with the Orbweavers Fri 29 Jun, 8pm Last year marked the 50-year anniversary of this seminal album release. What better way to celebrate than hearing one of Australia’s most iconic indie music groups reimagine the influential album which fused together pop melodies and avant-garde sounds. Experience a faithful but fresh reinvention of one of the greatest albums of all time – a love letter from one set of enduring eccentrics to another. COST $55 VENUE Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre More Info New York Sounds James Morrison Motown Experience Fri 8 June, 5–9pm Mercedes me Melbourne invites you to join us for a Motown Experience with legendary jazz musician, James Morrison. Join James and his band for a feel-good evening of party songs including hits from James Brown, Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder - guaranteed to get you dancing. COST $20 VENUE Mercedes me Store Melbourne, 525 Collins Street More Info New York Sounds Hot Dog Eating Competition Sat 21 Jul, 11am–6pm Luna Park Melbourne, built in 1912 and based on the original Luna Park, which opened in 1903 at Coney Island, New York, hosts the annual Hot Dog Eating Competition as part of International Hot Dog Month. Enjoy a fun day with rides, music and entertainment and great prizes for the winners of the competition. Come along, you’d be a silly sausage to miss out! Cost $2 Venue Luna Park Melbourne
18 Lower Esplanade, St Kilda
PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City
Mari Andrew on Growing Up Fri 22 Jun, 7–8.30pm Writer, illustrator and Instagram sensation Mari Andrew shares how resilience and a sense of humour can help us traverse the tumultuous journey to adulthood. Cost $30–$40 Venue Clarendon Auditorium, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
2 Clarendon St, South Wharf
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Only A Paper Moon: A Performative Tour Sun 24 Jun, 1 Jul & 11 Aug, 6–7.30pm Part jazz recital, part art history lecture, part interpretive tour, this stunning cabaret performance is a multi-layered storytelling experience that invites visitors to delve into deeper engagements and empathies with the artworks of MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art. Cost Exhibition admission applies Venue Exhibition Space, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM Community
RocKwiz Salutes New York: Contestant Selection Event Thu 28 Jun, 6.30–8.30pm Come along and see if you have what it takes to be on the RocKwiz panel!

In advance of RocKwiz Salutes New York presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Renegade, the RocKwiz team are doing something they've never done before.

Three weeks before the show Brian will run his trademark contestant selection Kwiz on music and arts related to New York and a whole lotta (NYC) Million Dollar Riffs. The four brightest and brainiest contestants will be selected to be part of the live show RocKwiz Salutes New York on 20 July, winning a double pass to the show or an excellent RocKwiz merchandise pack for those already holding tickets.
COST Free, bookings essential VENUE Great Hall, NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Design Through the Decades Sat 16 Jun, 2pm NGV curator Simone LeAmon leads a tour of key design objects on display in a highlight tour of MoMA at NGV, telling the story of design over the past 130 years. Image caption:
Gerrit Rietveld
Dutch 1888–1964
Red blue chair c. 1918 designed, c.1923 painted
painted wood
86.7 x 66.0 x 83.8 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gift of Philip Johnson, 1953
© Gerrit Thomas Rietveld / Pictoright. Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2018
Speaker Simone LeAmon, The Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV
Cost Exhibition admission applies
Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM Art and Creativity
Ten-minute Talk: Ventilator by Olafur Eliasson Fri 15, 22 & 29 Jun, 12pm
Fri 6 & 20 Jul, 12pm
Fri 3, 17 & 31 Aug, 12pm
Fri 14 & 28 Sep, 12pm
NGV curators provide a short introduction to Olafur Eliasson’s hypnotic and captivating sculpture installation in NGV’s Federation Court in a series of ten-minute talks. Image caption:
Olafur Eliasson
Danish and Icelandic born 1967
Ventilator 1997
altered fan, wire, and cable
55.9 x 20.3 cm diameter (variable) (fan)
Gift of Gwen and Peter Norton in honor of the appointment of Klaus Biesenbach as director of MoMA PS1, 2011
Courtesy of the artist, Tanya
Bonakdar Gallery, New York and neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Olafur Eliasson. Courtesy the artist; neugerriemschneider, Berlin; Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
Cost Free
Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Curator’s Perspectives Sun 10 Jun, 11am & 12pm NGV curator Miranda Wallace discusses some of the key works in MoMA at NGV. Image caption:
Lyubov’ Popova
Russian 1889–1924
Painterly architectonic 1917
oil on canvas
80.0 x 98.0 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Philip Johnson Fund, 1958
Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2018
Speaker Miranda Wallace, Senior Curator, International Exhibition Projects, NGV
Cost Exhibition admission applies
Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Art and the Everyday: MoMA Collects Design Sat 9 Jun, 12pm Design has been part of MoMA’s collection since the 1930s. Discover selected highlights in MoMA at NGV, ranging from ideas of the total work of art in fin-de-siècle Paris, to examples of contemporary digital and virtual design as MoMA curator Juliet Kinchin reflects on the questions: what was MoMA’s message, and how has it changed over time? Photo by Robert Gerhardt © The Museum of Modern Art, New York Speaker Juliet Kinchin, Curator of Modern Design, The Museum of Modern Art
Cost Exhibition admission applies
Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Be the Artist: Finding Feeling with Julia Gorman Sat 23 Jun, 11am–1.30pm Pour, drip, wipe, mask, scratch and scrape with fluid paint on canvas. Inspired by works on display in MoMA at NGV, explore some of the methods of Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock and Barnett Newman to find your own unique way of expressing yourself in paint. Image caption:
Mark Rothko
American, born Russia (now Latvia) 1903–70
No. 3/No. 13 1949
oil on canvas
216.5 x 164.8 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Bequest of Mrs. Mark Rothko through The Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc., 1981
© Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko / ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, 2018
Facilitator Julia Gorman, artist
Cost $52–$65
Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Cult Cinema & Export Happenings Sat 14 Jul, Sat 28 Jul & Sat 11 Aug, 7pm Prepare to be immersed in three New York themed Saturday nights at Brunswick Mechanics Institute. A cult film event, a movie marathon and a night of performance art reenactments take over the theatre and studio spaces exploring some iconic and overlooked sides of NYC culture. Cost From $15 Venue Brunswick Mechanics Institute
270 Sydney Road, Brunswick
PAST PROGRAM My New York Experience
MoMA and the City That Never Sleeps: Lecture Series Sat 14, 21 & 28 Jul, 2pm In the decades since its founding in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art’s collecting choices and methods of display and interpretation have played a role in establishing a canonical narrative of modern art. Explore the artists, museum personnel and patrons who contributed to MoMA’s versions of modernism, and the ways in which MoMA has adapted as art and the world have changed. Salvador Dalí
Spanish 1904–89
The persistence of memory 1931
oil on canvas
24.1 x 33.0 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Given anonymously, 1934
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí / VEGAP, Spain. Copyright Agency, 2018
Speaker Dr Chris McAuliffe, art historian, writer and curator Cost $18–$62 Venue Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM My New York Experience
Moving Through MoMA: Floor Talk Series Sun 22 Jul, 11am, Wed 25 Jul, 2pm, Sat 18 Aug, 11am & Wed 22 Aug, 2pm MoMA at NGV features more than 130 years of radical artistic innovation including paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs and furniture. Discover the stories behind works in the MoMA collection in a series of talks presented by The University of Melbourne. Image caption:
Jasper Johns
American born 1930
Map 1961
oil on canvas
198.2 x 314.7 cm
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Scull, 1963
© Jasper Johns / Gemini G.E.L. / VAGA. Licensed by Copyright Agency, 2018
Cost Exhibition admission applies Venue NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
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Ilana Glazer (from Broad City) Sat 9 Jun, 8pm Ilana Glazer, New York-based comedian and co-creator/co-star of Broad City, brings her live performance exclusively to Melbourne. As a headline performer at MEL&NYC, Glazer will return to the stage for an hour of “stand-up, hangin’ and goofin’” in her Australian debut. Alumnae of the Upright Citizens Brigade theatre in Manhattan, Glazer and her creative partner Abbi Jacobson first created Broad City as a web series in the early 2000’s. With the help of UCB co-founder Amy Poehler, the web series was adapted for television in 2014 and its first season was one of the highest rating programs for broadcaster Comedy Central.

Supported by Zoë Coombs Marr

Ilana Glazer’s exclusive Melbourne performance will be supported by Zoë Coombs Marr. Zoë’s 2016 show Trigger Warning was a career-defining triumph, winning both the Barry Award for Best Show and Golden Gibbo award at the 2016 Melbourne Comedy Festival and nominated for Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Zoë is back on comedy stages in 2018 with her hit festival offering Bossy Bottom.
Performer Ilana Glazer Cost $65–$89 Venue Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne
100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM My New York Experience
A Taste of New York at Café Vic Mon 2 Jul – Wed 29 Aug Inspired by the MEL & NYC program of events, the team at Café Vic have created a menu to celebrate with new lunch and dinner options including New York-inspired salads, sandwiches and substantial evening meals. Venue Café Vic
Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd
PAST PROGRAM A Taste of the City
CITIES ON THE EDGE: MICHAEL KIMMELMAN – ARCHITECTURE CRITIC OF THE NEW YORK TIMES Sat 7 July, 7pm Join Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic of The New York Times, for a talk about the challenges and opportunities facing cities around the world.

With more people living in cities than at any other time in history, we have become an urban species. But as cities continually expand, with populations in megacities expected to reach 100 million by 2050, there are intense challenges ahead. Will cities rise to the occasion, or slip further into chaos? What are the glimmers of hope on the horizon, and what are the signs of grave danger?

Includes an opportunity to view MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art from 8–9.30pm.
SPEAKERS Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic, The New York Times & Ewan McEoin, Hugh D.T Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV COST $23–$28 VENUE Great Hall
NGV International
180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
PAST PROGRAM My New York Experience