The Famous Spiegeltent will deliver magic, music, thrills and spills to audiences inside its vintage opulent setting this September.
The Famous Spieglent is world-renowned as the ultimate performance salon built of wood, mirrors and leaded glass and detailed in velvet and brocade. It's the last of the remaining original Belgian spiegeltents built in 1920 and has travelled the world from Edinburgh to Melbourne and Paris to New York.
The Famous Spiegeltent 2018
THE SHUFFLE CLUB OPENING PARTYTheir style is most easily described as a hot blend of jazz, swing, blues and boogie. But that hardly does justice to The Shuffle Club’s raw energy and enthusiasm – the kind that will bring you to your feet and on to the dance floor! (22 Sept @ 8pm til late)
MELBOURNE SINGERS OF GOSPEL CHOIR SINGALONGMelbourne Singers of Gospel is opening its song book. Bring your friends and join members from this transformative 100 voice choir. You choose the songs and together we all let it rip on your soul, gospel, blues and anthemic favourites! We provide the lyrics, gospel moves and hot jazz-blues accompaniment. (23 Sept @ 2pm & 5pm)
CLUB SPIEGELDry ice billowing around candy cane pillars, fairly lights piercing the darkness, stained glass windows that look like toffee shards and a beautiful young woman clutching a colourful drink and wearing shimmering ruby slippers. Somewhere over the rainbow? No, just another night at Club Spiegel, The Famous Spiegeltent’s after-hours party wonderland. (23 Sept – 13 Oct @ 10:30pm til late. Check booking info for date details)
DAVID BRIDIEAcross six studio albums with Not Drowning, Waving, and seven more with beloved, recently-retired group My Friend the Chocolate Cake, innumerable film and television soundtracks and five solo albums, David Bridie has staked a claim as one of Australia’s most prolific and respected songwriters. His forthcoming solo album The Wisdom Line is a multi-media meditation on country; Melbourne, asylum, home, borders, the transience of our relationships, and trying to make genuine connections in an interconnected world where everyone is talking on their phones. (28 September @ 8pm).
CIRQUE DU SALSAThe Latin Party not to be missed! An evening of Melbourne’s best Latin music including international DJs, salsa dance lessons and the phenomenal Latin band, Tumbao Social – a robust and charismatic 11-piece salsa and jazz ensemble that will keep your toes tappin’ and your body groovin’ all night! (29 Sept @ 8pm)
HELLO TUT TUTJoin in on a high energy, stimulating musical safari shaped by the aesthetics of cultures from around the world through a unique blend of Gypsy, Klezmer, Balkan and Latin sounds.
Be charmed and enchanted with tones and tunes that will get you up and dancing! (5 Oct @ 6pm)
MIKELANGELO: KING OF THE CROONERSInternationally acclaimed singer, songwriter and entertainer, Mikelangelo, invites you on a sultry and intoxicating musical soiree through the history of the crooner in popular music. From Dean Martin to Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison to David Bowie, Iggy Pop to Nick Cave, his velvety voice and trusty guitar will make you swoon. (5 Oct @ 8:30pm)
COMEDY ISLANDAustralia’s freshest new comics deliver all-ages amusement. Talented teens and 20-somethings take to the stage for a night of unbridled hilarity. You’’ll be shocked, amazed, and thoroughly entertained by these young guns with funny in their futures. Proudly presented by NGV and Melbourne International Comedy Festival as part of MEL & NYC. (6 Oct @ 7pm)
MOIRA FINUCANE’S DANCE HALL DIVA CAROUSELIn a world first, the Provocative Queen of Variety, Moira Finucane, and her gang of glamazons put the funk in fun park bringing you an all-star diva driven, disco-pumping, torch song singing, booty shaking extravaganza. (10-13 Oct @ 8pm / 14 Oct @ 6pm)
VARDOSDriven by wild violin and chased by accordion and double bass, Vardos play gypsy and traditional music learned from Roma musicians during their travels in Eastern Europe. The all female trio has been serenading audiences around the world since late last century. (13 Oct @ 6pm)
KERMONDS 3 GENJoin three generations of the Kermand Clan in a show stopping tribute to all things vaudeville. A multigenerational romp that delivers a unique and fresh insight into the vanishing world of the variety night where song, dance, slapstick and comedy collide to create the ultimate salute to Show Biz! (14 Oct @ 2pm)