- DRAGON FLAME: Midwinter Fire Festival
At the darkest and coldest time of year, friends and strangers gather to commune with the gods of fire! This immersive social celebration explores and celebrates the human relationship with fire with a dazzling array of fire acts, from graceful palm candles to wild flaming swords. Lively social activities and dance floor sessions ignite new friendships and warm even the coldest of hearts. Come dressed as a fantasy fire-themed character and be a part of the spectacle! Come on your own or bring your friends and loved ones. Leave no one out in the cold! **YELLOW EVENT** DRESS THEME: Come dressed as a fantasy creature or character associated with fire. Fire gods and goddesses, fire sprites, devils, fire demons, dragons, phoenix, a Balrog of Middle Earth, Daenerys Targaryen, St George the Dragon Slayer... If you’re really stuck for ideas or you just don’t do fancy dress too well, just wear festive fire colors - red, orange, yellow or gold. Just don't come completely casual or you'll feel left out! ENTERTAINMENT: The Venus Underground Ensemble (creators of Temple of Lilith, ErotiCats, and Pirates of NoPantz) lead us through an evening of fire and fantasy! Our artists draw from various mythologies, each portraying a different fire god or goddess as they perform wildly beautiful fire acts and guide us through creative social activities. Of course, it wouldn’t be a festival without music and dancing so be ready to join us on the dance floor for some festive grooves! DRINKS & NIBBLES: Drinks are available for purchase at the bar. There will be some complimentary nibbles on offer, however, dinner is not included in the ticket price. TICKETS: $48 TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE! NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR PURCHASE TICKETS HERE>> https://www.trybooking.com/BCRVW
- THE SPICE OF LIFE: Progressive Slow Friending Dinner Game
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 past preconceived ideas about each other by challenging us to reveal strange, unusual, or unexpected secrets. Explore a variety of restaurants along Melbourne's famous Hardware Lane and make friends with a colorful and varied group of friendly bohemians. All ages, all backgrounds....variety is the spice of life! **This event is for singles and and poly folk** HOW IT WORKS: Everyone meets at Golden Monkey at 7pm When you arrive, you are given your own personal 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 dinner table STAYS AT THE DINNER TABLE. Meet back at the GOLDEN MONKEY after dinner for a drink and an opportunity to meet with the people you didn't meet during dinner. 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 when necessary PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>> https://www.trybooking.com/BDXHI ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE. NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR.
- "Pirates of NoPantz": Pirate Party! (Rated R)
Yarrr me hearties! It be time for a most stupendous night of pirate mayhem! Pirate acts! Pirate music! Pirate dancing! Pirate costumes! And all sorts of pirate merry- making! Strap on your peg-leg and eye-patch and get ready for a wild night of pirate chaos! BEWARE! This ain’t no Disney film, this event is rated ARRR!!! (Entertainment contains male and female pirate nudity!) COSTUMES: Come dressed as a pirate (obviously!) Any kind of pirate is ok: classic Blackbeard, sexy pirate, steam punk pirate, metal pirate... anything goes! If you’re just not the dress-up type, just try to make some kind of small effort... people do really get dressed up for our events and you’ll feel left out if you come completely casual. ENTERTAINMENT & DANCE FLOOR: Entertainment will be a wild all-sorts line-up of comedy, music, circus arts, dancing, and striptease. After each act, you will be invited to come and join our creative ensemble on the dance floor as they shake their pirate booties! DRINKS & NIBBLES: Drinks are available for purchase at the bar. There will be a few complimentary nibbles on offer, however, we will not be serving dinner so please eat before your come. TICKETS: $48 PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>> https://www.trybooking.com/BCOIR TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE PRIOR TO THE EVENT!!! NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR!! We really encourage people to purchase tickets as early as possible as it makes things much easier for us to plan and prepare for.
- THE SPICE OF LIFE: Progressive Slow Friending Dinner Game
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 past preconceived ideas about each other by challenging us to reveal strange, unusual, or unexpected secrets. Explore a variety of restaurants along Melbourne's famous Hardware Lane and make friends with a colorful and varied group of friendly bohemians. All ages, all backgrounds....variety is the spice of life! HOW IT WORKS: Everyone meets at Golden Monkey at 7pm When you arrive, you are given your own personal 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 dinner table STAYS AT THE DINNER TABLE. Meet back at the GOLDEN MONKEY after dinner for a drink and an opportunity to meet with the people you didn't meet during dinner. 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 when necessary PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>> (https://www.trybooking.com/BCODA) ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE. NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR.
- WHERE IN MELBOURNE IS CARMEN SANDIEGO? City Adventure Game!
We are a team of secret agents! Our mission (should we choose to accept it) is to track down the infamous Carmen Sandiego! Word has it she was seen at a number of venues around Melbourne city, participating in a range of strange activities! You will meet up with more and more agents at each venue along the way and, together, follow the clues through to find Carmen's final location! Come and help us catch that b*tch! and enjoy an adventurous night out with a great group of crazy bohemians. **There will be a place to eat along the way*** **Venues will be bars and restaurants.** TICKETS: $55 - but you get $40 back in cash when you arrive to spend on food and drinks along the way. Why do we do this? 1) To minimize no-shows. 2) So that everyone has cash to make it easier to split bills. PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>> (https://www.trybooking.com/BCBUV) ALL TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE - NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR HERE'S HOW IT WORKS: Carmen was first spotted at FAD Gallery so we will all meet there to begin. When you arrive you will be paired up with a co-agent and given a mission schedule with all the information you will need for the night. Your first mission is find and get to know your co-agent. You will be given a couple of investigation questions to ask them. Your mission schedule includes a list of all the venues that Carmen Sandeigo has been spotted at. Each pair is assigned a location to check out first. At 7pm, you and your co-agent must head over to your first location (as specified in your mission schedule) where you will meet up with another pair of agents. When you find them you must: a) As a group of 4, you must check the venue to see if Carmen is there. If she is not, you can all check that location off your list. c) You must all complete the activity that Carmen did while she was at that location. At 7:50pm, the 4 of you must head over to your next location to meet with another group of 4. When you find them you must: a) Find out what location they have already checked out and mark that location off your list. b) As a group of 8, you must check the venue to see if Carmen is there. If she is not, you can all check that location off your list. c) You must all complete the activity that Carmen did while she was at that location. At 8:40pm, the 8 of you must head over to your next location to meet another group of 8. When you find them you must: a) Find out what locations they have checked out so far and mark those locations off your list. b) As a group of 8, you must check the venue to see if Carmen is there. If she is not, you can all check that location off your list. c) You must all complete the activity that Carmen did while she was at that location. At 9:30, all 16 of you must head over to the the next location where you will meet up with the other group of 16. YOU MUST ALL BE AT THIS LOCATION BY 9:45! You will have 15 mins to find out where the other group has been and cross those venues off your list to discover the final location of Carmen Sandiego! We will all meet at the final location by 10pm for drinks and mingling.
- TEMPLE OF LILITH: Erotic Theatre / Social Event
When a lone priestess evokes the ancient spirit of Lilith: the First Woman, you and a room of strangers become entangled in a web of myth and seduction! The Temple of Lilith brings together contemporary dance, striptease, and erotic performance art in a truly unique piece of erotic ritualized theatre. Referencing ancient Kabbalah, modern poetry, and visual art through the ages, this show explores the contradictory and ever-changing face of the mythical character, Lilith. This strictly exclusive, private show toes the line between theatre and erotic voyeurism, shattering the theatrical fourth wall to weave an electric connection between artist and audience. Beware! This show is not for the faint of heart or weak of spirit! **Contains full nudity and sexually explicit material. ** **Bookings essential! No tickets at the door as this is a private event.** TICKETS: $48 Includes: - Entry - Dessert PURCHASE TICKET ONLINE HERE>>https://www.trybooking.com/BAMEX STARRING REBECCA DIAMOND as "LILITH" Rebecca Diamond, whose super sexy nipple-baring performance at our Burlesque Social Club caused such controversy among the Melbourne burlesque scene, returns unapologetically to the Wild Things stage. Rebecca is an accomplished dancer with a well-studied background in jazz, tap, classical and contemporary ballet and is a professional striptease artist. Rebecca is passionate about her art and is eager to bring striptease and erotic art out of the strip club and onto the performing arts stage. FEATURING SCARLET ROSE as "HIGH PRIESTESS " Scarlet Rose is a fierce, inked up, red head that brings out the fire in all of us. A seasoned veteran of the stage, shocking audience members with the unexpected and then some! Highly skilled in a vast array of disciplines including fire eating, breathing, dragonstaff, pole, fans, poi, double staff and music, Scarlet spreads her passion for performing like wildfire! CAKES AND ALE: Food is included as part of the theatrical ritual and drinks are available for purchase at the bar all evening.
- Slow Friending Dinner Game
Four courses, four different sets of dinner partners, and four 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 dinner consists of 4 courses. • Each course goes for 20 minutes and there is a 5-10 minute interval between each. • At each course, you will be sat in a different set of 4 dining partners. • With each course, you will be offered a question to be explored 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! TICKETS: $55 This Covers: - Dinner consisting of 4 courses - Entry into the game - Space hire (this is a private event) PURCHASE TICKET ONLINE HERE>> (https://www.trybooking.com/BAMFJ) TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED ONLINE! NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR WE CAN CATER FOR VEGETARIAN AND GLUTEN FREE (but that's as far is it goes, sorry!) If you would like a vego or GF meal, please let us know on the message board below once you have purchased your ticket Tickets are non-refundable, however, you can re-sell your ticket on the evet message board.
- ErotiCats: An Hilarious Evening of Feline Erotica!
ErotiCats is a comic, mixed-gender, erotic cabaret and dance party featuring Melbourne's hottest erotic talent. Inspired by (or perhaps in jovial mockery of) Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical, CATS, this show features a line up of colourful feline characters. Watch out, this is no burlesque! Our toms and she-cats go the full-monty, proudly revealing all 8 of their kitty nipples and all of their pretty privates as they showcase a remarkable range of comic, dance, and musical talents. After each raucous act, you are invited to jump up and join our cats on the dance floor as they lead us through a variety of music and dance styles. If you're not much of a dancer, just chill, mingle and enjoy some a drink or two with our friendly bohemian Meetup group. ***Bookings are essential, there are no tickets available at the door, so jump in quick or you'll miss out!*** TICKETS: $55 PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE HERE>> https://www.trybooking.com/BAKME FANCY DRESS: Dress to theme or wear something sexy and stylish if fancy dress isn't your thing DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm FIRST ACT AT 8PM
- RICHARD'S 30th BIRTHDAY PARTY!
It's Richard's 30th birthday!! YAAAY!!! Since we love him so very much we've decided to throw him a birthday celebration. Come help us celebrate the little ball of crazy, gleeful, loveliness that is Richard! WHAT TO BRING: Please BYO drinks and a small plate of food to share (please don't just bring chips...everyone always brings chips...) WHAT TO WEAR: Dress is "colorful casual". (If you're a hardcore geek and only own black geek t-shirts, just go with the geekiest shirt you have. ) CHIP IN TO COVER ENTERTAINMENT: We're all throwing in a few dollars to go toward some special entertainment. Just put in what you can via the link below. What entertainment we get depends on how much we all chip in. MAKE DONATION HERE>>> https://www.trybooking.com/BBEPD PARTY LOCATION: The party is at Miriam's place in Ascot Vale. If you're coming by pt, just get the #59 tram from Elizabeth Street and get off at Essendon Tram Depot. NOTE: If you are a close friend or family member of Richard and are outraged that you have not been consulted in the creation of this party, please contact Miriam. Your input is most welcome!
- Steamphunk Presents: Swing The Kazzbah
Steamphunk deliver another wild affair at high sea with 'Swing the Kazzbah' - a decadent affair on the water with an Eastern twist, celebrating the harems and temples of groove and sensual delight. For 5 hours Melbourne's party provocateurs, Steamphunk, will transform the Lady Cutler Melbourne Showboat into the Persian Gardens, Arabian deserts and Indian temples that tempt even the wildest imagination. Giving electro-swing, funk and glitch-hop a world music twist, this cruise will ignite the travel bug and dance floor monster in us all! Put on your top hat and your silk pants, adorn your sari with Victorian goggles or add a cog-pin (or five) to your safari suit and let us sail away! Cruise will feature an impeccable array of refined entertainers, eccentrics and misfits, including: * Mickey Space * * Pleasure Trove * * Mr Manifold * * Sikkander * * Kundalini Project * * Leesha * * Harvey Hooch * * DJ Jai Watson * * Mama Mojo * * G-Trif * * Becky B * *** MORE PERFORMERS to be announced shortly.... *** DRESSCODE: Eastern Inspired, Desert Dweller, Safari Traveller, Time Explorer, Wild & Irreverent, Persian Purveyor, Sensual & Sultry TIME: BOARDING 5PM SAIL TIME: 6PM-10PM LAND PARTY 10-11PM TICKET AVAILABILITY & PRICES: EARLY BIRD PRE-SALE $35 SECOND RELEASE PRE-SALE $40 FINAL ROUND PRE-SALE $45 DOOR SALES $50 (only available if not sold out) PURCHASE TICKETS HERE>> https://www.facebook.com/events/278595999507604/ PLEASE LET US KNOW ON THE MESSAGE BOARD BELOW WHEN YOU HAVE YOUR TICKET!