Friday, March 17, 24, 31, Bliss Bombs @ The Grande, Hepburn
The Bliss Bombs return with a new burlesque cabaret show, featuring lots of song, dance, laughs and tease.
The self proclaimed “smouldering sirens of the central highlands” – a big call straight off the back of ChillOut – perform tongue-in-cheek cabaret burlesque with a certain penchant for retro, vintage and classic costume styles.
Their latest show, History Repeating, explores the world of women’s fashion and lingerie of times past.
All your favourites from the supermarket queue will make an appearance: Bella Puckerlips, Cherry Flambe, Ivy Poison, Hullaba Lulu, Minky Charlton, Berry Poplife and Luna A'more, plus some new guest stars.
Tickets are limited, so book early.
Saturday, Phil and Trudy Edgeley @ Horvat’s Supper Club
Hard-edged blues slide trouper and nimble-fingered folk alchemist Phil Edgeley will bring his trademark Churchill Acoustic, Tim Kill Weissenborn and National Steel guitars and a solid reputation as a songwriter. His British folk/blues songwriting is complimented by Trudy’s tempos and melodies.
Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs
Friday: Josh Dance; Saturday: The Old Married Couple; Sunday: Buck Jr
March 17-29, Castlemaine State Festival, various venues
The festival starts Friday, with nearly two weeks of theatre, music and visual arts events occupying just about every conceivable nook and cranny, in conventional and not so conventional spaces.
A highlight will be the grand opening at the Goods Shed this Friday at 7.30pm. Acrobats, dancers, robots, beatboxers, brass bands and circus performers will give audiences a taste of some of the outstanding artists performing at the Goods Shed over the next 10 days.
Also, don’t miss Walk This Way with Carlos Celdran. He will take audiences on a walking tour of the Old Castlemaine Gaol, reinterpreting this site into a journey of Philippine history, politics, art and society. Through comedy and theatrical performance, Celdran places his country on the global map of cultural experience. March 18 & 19, 1 and 4pm.