With Declan Burgess
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Darebin Music Feast showcases everything from jazz to gypsy folk. The feast features an expansive program, with community music groups performing in small local halls with intrepid international and touring acts, to dance parties and talks from cool industry folk. On Thursday November 3 there’s a killer panel talk called You Can’t Be What You Can’t See, which addresses confidence issues in the music industry moderated by Jacinta Parsons (Double J, Triple R). Another choice event is the Music Feast Closing Party on Sunday November 6, a wicked parking lot party/gig with performances from Totally Mild, Alex Lahey, Dorsal Fins and Clairy Brown.
If you’ve ever wondered what lies beyond those elusive closed off sections at the Abbotsford Convent then this weekend is your chance. On Sunday November 6 the Convent hosts Open Spaces 2016. Set to be the biggest day of the year for the convent, they’re opening the entire site to showcase over 150 artists, writers and performers. There will also be food trucks and tours until dusk and it’s also only $2 for the whole day. Find the program at abbotsfordconvent.com.au.
If you’re travelling on the number 19 tram you might be treated to some impromptu spoken word from the Lost on the Tram series. Hosted by Melbourne Spoken Word and the MoreArt festival, from Monday November 7 to Friday November 11 word wielding maestros will be hopping on at Brunswick road and wildly rapping some free entertainment.