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8Days-Your one-stop guide to the week ahead: December 1 to 8

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8Days-Your one-stop guide to the week ahead: December 1 to 8


FESTIVAL The SalamFest Festival of Peace honours Muslim arts, culture, food and cultural traditions. Among food stalls of Muslim cuisine, performances include whirling dervishes, Bhangra dance and drums, and music from Bosnia and Herzegovina. 9am-4pm, Queen Victoria Market, corner of Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, city, free entry, salamfest.com

Overheard By Oslo Davis<br>
Collins St Melbourne, Friday 1pm<br>
"You got the poppies? I got the poppies!"

Overheard By Oslo Davis
Collins St Melbourne, Friday 1pm
“You got the poppies? I got the poppies!”

FILM Melbourne dancer and choreographer Victoria Chiu is imagined as her grandfather in his ancestral village of Chiuchow in WomanFishMan. The contemporary moving-image projection crosses time and place to tell a story of migration and belonging. Until December 31, 9pm-late, Chin Chin Wall of Art, 125 Flinders Lane, city, free, 8663 2000, chinchin.melbourne

Mon Dec 2

A​RT More than 35 artists explore how the body has been used as a personal, provocative and often political tool from the 1980s to present in Pleasure. The result is a high-spirited and flamboyant presentation of how pleasure appears. Until March 7, 11am-5pm, RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street, city, free, 9925 1717, rmitgallery.com

Tue Dec 3

STAGE Dive into the awkwardness of modern life in The Return of Grazie Fibonacci, a solo sketch comedy from comedian Mark Gambino that touches on themes of toxic masculinity and “historical patriarchal hangovers”. December 2-7, 5.30pm, the Butterfly Club, 5 Carson Place, city, $31-$35, 9663 8107, thebutterflyclub.com

Wed Dec 4

STAGE Cracking under the stress of exams, seven students explore power, lust and adolescence with confronting authenticity in Punk Rock. Written by Tony Award winner Simon Stephens, the play presents the repercussions of schoolyard bullying. December 4-15, 7.30pm, fortyfivedownstairs, 45 Flinders Lane, city, $30-$45, 9662 9966, fortyfivedownstairs.com

Keith Haring, Untitled 1983, vinyl paint on vinyl tarpaulin
307.0 x 302.0 cm, Private collection.

Keith Haring, Untitled 1983, vinyl paint on vinyl tarpaulin
307.0 x 302.0 cm, Private collection.
Credit:Krause, Johansen

Thu Dec 5

MUSIC Fresh off their international tour, Babe Rainbow perform their new album Today. The Byron Bay psychedelic-folk group are known for their mellow, magnetic sounds, as seen in tracks Peace Blossom Boogy and Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest. 8pm, Corner Hotel, 57 Swan Street, Richmond, $30, 9427 7300, cornerhotel.com

Fri Dec 6

MUSIC Performing their new album Modern Pressure, indie band the Delta Riggs show off poignant songwriting and rock sensibilities. Their fourth record demonstrates a coming of age and increasingly reflective sound. 8pm, Stay Gold, 133 Sydney Road, Brunswick, $20, staygoldmelbourne.com.au

Sat-Sun Dec 7-8

FESTIVAL Settle in for a day of music and some of the best wine, beer and cider on the Mornington Peninsula at Winefolk. The line-up includes the Cat Empire, the Beautiful Girls, Ash Grunwald and Cookin’ On 3 Burners. Sat, 2pm-8pm, the Briars, 450 Nepean Hwy, Mt Martha, $106, winefolk.com.au

MUSIC Indie rockers Spacey Jane bring their upbeat sound to their new single Head Cold. Triple J regulars, the Fremantle band’s hits include Feeding the Family. Sun, 7pm, Hotel Esplanade, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda, $25, 9534 0211, hotelesplanade.com.au

FESTIVAL Asian-Australian arts and music festival Mapping Melbourne presents Medium Spicy, the closing night party. The femme-only line-up includes experimental pop artist Princi, Aarti Jadu and ZK king. Sat, 5.30pm, MPavilion, Queen Victoria Gdns, city, free, mpavilion.org

STAGE Of Deities and Demons is a celebration of Sri Lankan culture through music and dance presented by the Australian Art Orchestra and ensemble Baliphonics. Sun, 5pm, the Pavilion, Arts Centre Melbourne, city, $20.50-$29, 1300 182 183, artscentremelbourne.com.au

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