• PERSEPHONE: TO HELL - Slow Friending Dinner Theatre

    Royal Melbourne Hotel

    Be a part of Persephone’s journey as she ventures deep into the underworld in pursuit of her darksome lover. Persephone: to Hell is an immersive dinner theatre event consisting of four theatrical performances, four courses of food, four different sets of dinner partners, and four themed discussion questions to pepper the evening with spicy conversation. Join our friendly community of bohemians for an artistic social evening that is deliciously out of this world. **Contains some artistic nudity TICKETS: $65 This covers: - Dinner consisting of four mini courses - Entertainment - Exclusive entry (this is a private, exclusive event!) PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE - NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>> https://www.trybooking.com/BDMUO THE STORY: Persephone: To Hell is the first of four events which together tell the story of the mythological character, Persephone. Originating in Greek and Roman mythology, Persephone is the symbolic embodiment of the four seasons. She appears repeatedly throughout literary history, imagined and re-imagined by poets and storytellers throughout the ages. This chapter of the Persephone Cycle tells the story of Persephone’s wintertime journey into Hades where she transforms from the Goddess of Spring into the Queen of the Underworld. THE STRUCTURE: The evening is broken up into four parts. Each part part contains a 10-15 minute performance, a serving of food, and a themed discussion question. Guests are sat at tables of four and rotated to provide a different set of dinner partners for each course. THE CREW: The Venus Underground ensemble create and host socially enriching artistic events for our community. Our ensemble are gracious party hosts and enliven every occasion with their impressive variety of performing arts skills. Persephone: to Hell incorporates music, dance, physical theater, striptease, and Japanese shibari in an immersive theatre setting. Persephone: to Hell is hosted and performed by: Scarlet Rose as Persephone - Scarlet Rose is a fierce, inked up red head that brings out the fire in all of us. A seasoned veteran on the stage she shocks audience members with the unexpected and then some! Highly skilled in a vast array of disciplines including fire eating, breathing, fans, dragonstaff, swords, singing, striptease, pole and twerk. Scarlet spreads her passion for performing like wildfire! Taking the world by storm with glorious, magnificent fire and a strong sense of purpose. Raised in the flames of creative arts, Scarlet blends a variety of breathtaking and remarkable fire acts with fantastically choreographed dance and expressive, graceful movement. Rich as Hades - Rich is a multi faceted performer, who delights in bringing character to his chosen arts of juggling, fire spinning, music, shibari and dance. Always looking to spice up the brew by blending new and different elements to perform. Jess - Minion of Hell - Jessica (aka Rebecca Diamond), who stunned and delighted audience in Temple of Lilith, returns once again to the Wild Things/Dare Evil stage. Jess is an accomplished dancer with a well-studied background in jazz, tap, classical and contemporary ballet and is a professional striptease artist. Yosh - Minion of Hell - Yosh is back again after his last feature in Pirates displaying his agility and athleticism on stage in this very same venue. Specialising in acrobatics and the martial arts, Yosh brings to the stage a new energy with captivating displays of what the human body is truly capable of! THE VENUE: The Cells at Royal Melbourne Hotel Step inside the original bluestone heritage-listed Cellblock of the old jail. Once a temporary home to some of Melbourne’s most infamous characters, The Cells is an impressively unique social entertainment space.

  • SPICE OF LIFE: Progressive Dinner Explore Footscray Edition

    How often do we come to conclusions about people based on superficial basics such as age, appearance and profession? THE SPICE OF LIFE dinner game is aimed at helping us move passed preconceived ideas about each other by challenging us to reveal strange, unusual, or unexpected secrets with each other. Come on a singles friending foodie adventure! Explore a variety of strange and wonderful bars/ restaurants and make friends with a colorful and varied group of friendly single bohemians. All ages, all backgrounds....variety is the spice of life! WHY FOOTSCRAY? We thought it would be fun to shake it up a bit by adding a new element.....exploration! Footscray's multiculturalism has fostered such a sense of community in the suburb; making it a great place to try new food and explore the arts. It's also known for its thriving food scene, with few better places to get authentic Vietnamese and African cuisine in Melbourne. A place known for good, wholesome meals, in a more intimate and cosy setting, its a nice change from the hustle and bustle of the city. Come with us and explore the suburb of Footscray...or as some call it, Footscrazy! Lets go and see if the whispers are true! HOW IT WORKS: Everyone meets at Sloth at 7pm When you arrive, you will be given a dinner schedule that will take you to one venue for entree, another for main, and a third for dessert. Each course comes with a different set of dinner partners and a question that asks you to reveal a secret or unusual fact about yourself. What is said at the table STAYS AT THE TABLE. Meet back at Sloth after dinner for a drink and mingling TICKETS: $55 - but you get $40 back in cash when you arrive to spend on food and drinks. Why do we do this? 1) To minimize no-shows. 2) So that everyone has cash to make it easier to split bills. TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE BEFORE THE DAY OF THE EVENT PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>>https://www.trybooking.com/BDTQY

  • PERSEPHONE: TO HELL - Slow Friending Dinner Theatre

    Royal Melbourne Hotel

    Be a part of Persephone’s journey as she ventures deep into the underworld in pursuit of her darksome lover. Persephone: to Hell is an immersive dinner theatre event consisting of four theatrical performances, four courses of food, four different sets of dinner partners, and four themed discussion questions to pepper the evening with spicy conversation. Join our friendly community of bohemians for an artistic social evening that is deliciously out of this world. TICKETS: $65 This covers: - Dinner consisting of four mini courses - Entertainment - Exclusive entry (this is a private, exclusive event!) PRE-PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE - NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>> https://www.trybooking.com/BDMUO THE STORY: Persephone: To Hell is the first of four events which together tell the story of the mythological character, Persephone. Originating in Greek and Roman mythology, Persephone is the symbolic embodiment of the four seasons. She appears repeatedly throughout literary history, imagined and re-imagined by poets and storytellers throughout the ages. This chapter of the Persephone Cycle tells the story of Persephone’s wintertime journey into Hades where she transforms from the Goddess of Spring into the Queen of the Underworld. THE STRUCTURE: The evening is broken up into four parts. Each part part contains a 10-15 minute performance, a serving of food, and a themed discussion question. Guests are sat at tables of four and rotated to provide a different set of dinner partners for each course. THE CREW: The Venus Underground ensemble create and host socially enriching artistic events for our community. Our ensemble are gracious party hosts and enliven every occasion with their impressive variety of performing arts skills. Persephone: to Hell incorporates music, dance, physical theater, striptease, and Japanese shibari in an immersive theatre setting. Persephone: to Hell is hosted and performed by: Scarlet Rose as Persephone - Scarlet Rose is a fierce, inked up red head that brings out the fire in all of us. A seasoned veteran on the stage she shocks audience members with the unexpected and then some! Highly skilled in a vast array of disciplines including fire eating, breathing, fans, dragonstaff, swords, singing, striptease, pole and twerk. Scarlet spreads her passion for performing like wildfire! Taking the world by storm with glorious, magnificent fire and a strong sense of purpose. Raised in the flames of creative arts, Scarlet blends a variety of breathtaking and remarkable fire acts with fantastically choreographed dance and expressive, graceful movement. Rich as Hades - Rich is a multi faceted performer, who delights in bringing character to his chosen arts of juggling, fire spinning, music, shibari and dance. Always looking to spice up the brew by blending new and different elements to perform. Jess - Minion of Hell - Jessica (aka Rebecca Diamond), who stunned and delighted audience in Temple of Lilith, returns once again to the Wild Things/Dare Evil stage. Jess is an accomplished dancer with a well-studied background in jazz, tap, classical and contemporary ballet and is a professional striptease artist. Yosh - Minion of Hell - Yosh is back again after his last feature in Pirates displaying his agility and athleticism on stage in this very same venue. Specialising in acrobatics and the martial arts, Yosh brings to the stage a new energy with captivating displays of what the human body is truly capable of! THE VENUE: The Cells at Royal Melbourne Hotel Step inside the original bluestone heritage-listed Cellblock of the old jail. Once a temporary home to some of Melbourne’s most infamous characters, The Cells is an impressively unique social entertainment space.

  • SHIFTY TIMES: Slow Friending Dinner Concert

    Shifty's

    Three courses, three musical performances by our mystery artist, three different sets of dinner partners, and three discussion questions to challenge you to open your heart, open your ears, and make genuine connections with new friends. Be open! Be honest! Be brave! You only gain as much as you risk! HERE'S HOW THE GAME WORKS: The evening kicks off at 7pm. Guests are sat at tables of four and shift tables after each round so they have different dinner partners for each of the three courses. At the beginning of each course, our guest artist introduces the discussion question, gives their own answer, then plays music that fits with the theme of the question or further explains their answer to the question. After the artist's performance, food is served and you will have 20mins to discuss the question with your dinner partners. Beware! These questions will lead you into conversations that you would never expect to be having on a first meeting with a new friend! They may be intimate, strange, complex, revealing, or even a little confronting. Forget about the usual “what do you do for a living” chit-chat, these questions will challenge you to risk a little more of yourself. • All participants must pledge to respect the secrets of their dining partners. What is said at the table, stays at the table! • HERE'S THE IMPORTANT PART... You are encouraged to take risks and answer questions boldly, honestly and from the heart. You only gain as much as you risk! If you pretend to be someone else, you will end up with friends, lovers and partners that are suited to someone else. If you answer questions shallowly, you will make shallow connections. Be brave! FOOD AND DRINK: A light meal consisting of three rounds of nibbles is included in the ticket price. If you are extra hungry or are feeling tempted by any of Shify's delicious menu items, you can feel free to order extra food and pay as you go. Drinks are available for the bar on order. TICKETS: $32 Tickets Cover: - Entry into the Slow Friending Game - Light meal (Three rounds of hot and cold nibbles) - Live musical entertainment! PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE! >> https://www.trybooking.com/BEAWY Bookings essential- no tickets available at the door