There’ll be parties, intimate performances, pop-up restaurants and transformations of otherwise ordinary city spaces. Take in Broadsheet’s highlights of the 750-event program below, including an eerie outdoor bathing experience, a sprawling bamboo forest with ice-skating rink, an exploration of queer erotic cinema, and much more.
From May 26 to June 6, the inaugural edition of Rising brings a surge of art, music and ceremony to the heart of Melbourne.
Cancelled: Ganesh Versus the Third Reich at The Playhouse
For more than three decades Geelong’s Back to Back Theatre has been staging works in Australia and abroad, covering difficult themes to much acclaim. It’s back in Melbourne for a three-show retrospective, ready to challenge assumptions and prejudices again.
Cancelled: Deep Throat Drive-In at Dromana Drive-In
Seasoned party-throwers are taking over the Dromana Drive-In for a mash-up of queer, feminist and erotic cinema. Along the way, they’ll subvert the misogyny in classic films including The Night, The Prowler, Lolita, Attack of the 50 Foot Woman and Mean Girls.