August 10-16

Best of Brunswick

A weekly guide of what’s on and things to do in Postcode 3056


What: Railway Hotel Brunswick Comedy Night
When: 6.30pm, Friday, August 12
Where: Hotel Railway, 291-293 Albert Street, Brunswick

Daniel Connell (‘Gutless Wonder’), pictured, and Mark David will take over Hotel Railway for an hour of comedy this Friday night. The landmark hotel next to the Upfield line reopened in March this year after a long hiatus. The pub is also giving away pots of Matilda Bay as it launches its Friday comedy night.


What: Lo Carmen & The Great Beyond, Penny Ikinger (solo)
When: 3pm, Sunday, August 14
Where: Brunswick Artists’ Bar, 314 Sydney Road
Cost: $17.95 (including booking fee)

Singer-songwriter/author/actor Lo Carmen brings her shimmering brand of lyrical folk-country-pysch-blues to Brunswick Artist Bar joined by her rock'n'roll band The Great Beyond (featuring members of The Cruel Sea/Kim Salmon/Mess Hall/Holy Soul) for her first Melbourne show in many years. She will perform songs mentioned in her published memoir Lovers Dreamers Fighters (Harper Collins) and drawn from her seven albums deep catalogue. Penny Ikinger is an antipodean rock maestro who defies easy comparison and definition. With her iconic guitar, the Pennycaster, she is a fuzz queen, sonic chanteuse and primal mistress of dark folk who wows her audiences at home in Australia and beyond.

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What: A Night Out with Tahlia Eve
When: 7.30pm, Saturday, August 13
Where: Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Road
Cost: $33 plus booking fee

Discover one of Australia’s up-and-coming R&B/Pop artists, Tahlia Eve, at an intimate solo show. After turning heads with her debut single ‘Witchuu’ soaring to Number 1 on the Triple J Unearthed Pop and Overall Charts, Tahlia Eve is making waves with her distinct sound and soulful R&B feel. Coming off the release of her latest single ‘Ride with Me’, Tahlia will be celebrating both this track and previewing some new and unheard tracks set to be released in the near future. She will be backed by Mason Jay, Patrick Barton Grace, and Murray Jenkins.


What: Dan Sultan
When: From 6.30pm, Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13
Where: Brunswick Ballroom, 314 Sydney Road
Cost: $57.73 

One of Australia’s most acclaimed contemporary music artists, Dan Sultan comes to Brunswick for two special nights. Sultan’s career has seen him receive a total of six ARIA Awards to date including Best Artist. He also boasts an array of other accolades over a timespan of more than a decade that showcase his diverse and ever evolving career. Sultan is now based in Sydney and it's been some time since he has played back in Narm. He will be supported for these two shows by The Terrifying Lows.


What: Life is Too Short for Bad BBQ Masterclass
When: 10am, Sunday, August 21
Where: The Que Club, 434 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
Cost: $150.00

In this custom masterclass featuring many of the trademark barbecue techniques of Danielle Bennett aka Diva Q, participants can expect a front row seat to watch Diva in action, ask all their burning BBQ questions and eat everything cooked on the day. As well as this, all class participants will take home a Traeger/The Que Club show bag filled with recipes, rubs and merchandise. Diva Q will also be cooking a pitmaster dinner from 6pm for $95 per head.

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