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Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

 

2018 VRC Melbourne Cup Carnival – Entertainment

The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) is thrilled to announce Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Sam Smith will perform at Lexus Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 6 November, 2018. The British superstar will sing two of his smash hits in the Mounting Yard ahead of the race that stops a nation at Flemington Racecourse. It will be the 26-year-old’s first appearance in Australia on his The Thrill Of It All World Tour which begins its Australian leg at Rod Laver Arena that night on Tuesday 6 November followed by a second Melbourne show on WednesdayRead More


Get Your Groove On 2018

The Hunter Valley is widely considered the indulgence destination for fine wine, food and outdoor ambience. Sound Addiction’s Grant Smith is bringing the tastes, smells and sounds of the Hunter Valley to Bella Vista Farm this October with concert event, Get Your Groove On. The event planner, manager and marketing extraordinaire said the music event is perfect for lapping up great Aussie music, whilst sitting back and enjoying scrumptious food and beverages from the famous wine region. “It’s quite expensive to pack up and go to the Hunter Valley for twoRead More


2ND AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS

Details of the second annual AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA MUSIC HONOURS have been revealed, with Melbourne’s stunning Thornbury Theatre to play host to the event on Thursday 11th October. Presented by Michael Chugg, Nash Chambers and the international Americana Music Association, the Australian Americana Honours Night is a celebration of Americana music in Australia, and will showcase a sensational array of the best local and international artists that the genre has to offer. An explosive line-up will take the stage on October 11, led by Nashville powerhouse Margo Price, who was discovered and signed by Jack White. Joining MargoRead More


“Go Local” Farmers Market

Calling committed foodies, seafood lovers and gin connoisseurs alike. If wining and grazing on lavish delights enthrals your tastebuds, then brace yourself for foodie heaven. Feast restaurant, located at the iconic Sheraton on the Park hotel is inviting Australian gourmands to learn about the powerful impact of opting for local produce, with its exclusive weekend event “Go Local.” Taking place on 16 September, “Go Local” will offer fans of Feast and Sydney foodies a chance to experience complimentary demonstrations, gourmet tastings and workshops alongside its buffet lunch and dinner service.Read More


Atura Adelaide Airport Hotel opens

EVENT Hospitality and Entertainment (EVENT) offers business and leisure travellers the ultimate in convenience and comfort, coupled with stylish, modern design at the new Atura Adelaide Airport. The highly-anticipated seven-storey hotel, which has just opened, has been developed by the driving force behind some of Australia’s most iconic and reputable hospitality brands.  EVENT’s portfolio includes QT Hotels and Resorts, Rydges Hotels and Resorts, Atura Hotels, Thredbo Resort and Event Cinemas. Urban, industrial, and with design at its core, the multi-million dollar Atura Adelaide will service the eight million passengers flying into one of the nation’s fastest growing international airports.Read More


2018 GOURMET TRAVELLER NATIONAL RESTAURANT AWARDS

The nation’s best place to eat was revealed recently at the Oscars of the Australian food world, the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. Taking out the top spot, Sydney’s Quay has been named Australia’s Restaurant of the Year in the country’s longest-standing national restaurant awards. Following an epic multimillion-dollar renovation that saw the harbourside restaurant close its doors for three months, Quay, led by internationally acclaimed chef Peter Gilmore, is back, and better than ever. Quay 2.0 redefines luxury dining in Australia with a stunning package of rare and wild ingredients, inspired cooking, genteel service, and a sublimeRead More


Saint Sister heading to Australia this November

Irish electro-folk duo SAINT SISTER has revealed details of their first ever Australian headline shows. The enigmatic pair will take in Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club on Sunday 11th November, followed by Sydney’s The Lansdowne on Tuesday 13th November, adding to their already-announced November appearances at the Sydney Irish Festival and Mullum Music Festival. Formed in 2014, Saint Sister is friends Morgan MacIntyre and Gemma Doherty. Their music draws from early Celtic harp traditions, 60s folk and electronic pop to create ‘atmosfolk’—a mix of soulful vocal harmonies, dreamy synth and electro-acoustic harp. 2015’s debut EP Madrid garnered critical acclaim, gaining traction across Irish national radio and BBCRead More


In Like Flynn coming to Australian cinemas in October 2018

The remarkable early life of one of Australia’s most famed sons will captivate moviegoers when Umbrella Entertainment releases the adventure biopic, IN LIKE FLYNN across cinemas nationally on 11 October 2018. Directed by Russell Mulcahy (Highlander 1 & 2, Resident Evil: Extinction, Teen Wolf) with rising star, Thomas Cocquerel (Kidnapping Mr. Heineken, Billionaire Boys Club, Red Dog: True Blue) in the titular role, IN LIKE FLYNN transports audiences to 1930, before Errol Flynn became a legendary matinee idol of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Whilst serving as a guide for a HollywoodRead More


Film Review: Luis & the Aliens

Director:  Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein, Sean McCormack Cast:   voices of Will Forte, Lea Thompson, Callum Maloney Rating:   PG Running Time:   86 Australian Distributor:   Icon Films   Luis & the Aliens starts a little softly. Luis not only suffers from the bullying of his classmates, but also under the fixed idea of ​​his father, Armin Sunday. Luis’ father is a Ufologe and observes the sky night after night, fearing that aliens might land on Earth. Nasty aliens have scared the young Mr Sunday and their disappearance ensured that his reputation was ruined. Luis’ fatherRead More


America’s Musical Journey

Celebrate the unique cultural diversity and innovation of America’s music in MacGillivray Freeman Films’ America’s Musical Journey. Starring Grammy Award-nominated singer and songwriter Aloe Blacc and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman, America’s Musical Journey opens exclusively at IMAX Melbourne on September 6. Visiting such iconic cities as New Orleans, Chicago, New York City, Nashville, Memphis, Miami and more, America’s Musical Journey explores the collision of cultures that gave birth to such electrifying American art forms as jazz, the blues, country, rock and roll, hip-hop and more. As audiences join Blacc onRead More