If you’ve had your eye on something at Mally Studio, now’s the time to drop in – Martha is having a clearance sale to celebrate her shop’s first birthday. Find Mally Studio at 63 High St, Northcote.
I’m pleased to hear that Westgarth Village will soon welcome Il Melograno – gelato, granita and pasticceria with a slow foods, real ingredients feel. The gelato chef is Marco Enea, a third generation gelataio from Palermo, who plans to use Australian fruit in season – and no gluten or preservatives. Look out for Carl Fodera’s Il Melograno, which should open in June…
Calling all roller derby fans – both the Victorian Roller Derby League and Northside Rollers have bouts this weekend! Of course I’m going to all of them. Saturday 12th April belongs to the VRDL, who have two games scheduled: Rock Mobsters vs Dead Ringer Rosies at 5:45, and Dolls of Hazard vs Toxic Avengers at 7:45. Doors open at 5:15. Sunday the 13th is the second Home Bout for the Northside Rollers, where the Sisters of Anarchy will battle the Pulp Vixens. Doors are 4pm, with the game starting at 5. Tickets for both bouts available now, so get on it!
Seoul Soul Northcote opened on Friday 28 March, and I enjoyed my recent lunch there. My beef bulgogi came with rice, salad, fruit and a few cocktail sized nibbles – delicious, generous, and great value at $10. I’ll definitely be back to try the bibimbap, kimchi, noodle soup, and chargrill BBQ options. Love the modern industrial fitout too. Find Seoul Soul at 315 High St Northcote (and their original premises at 323 Victoria St, Abbotsford).
After a few dramas, Chew Burger opened this week. Delicious looking burgers, sides, and art by Ghostpatrol. Check out some super work in progress shots here. The windows will feature fresh art on a regular basis, and the 86 tram goes right past. Find Chew Burger on facebook and at 147 Plenty Rd, Preston.
I don’t usually do romantic comedies, but It Boy is a lot of fun. Sex, awkwardness, ambition, age difference, office politics AND the cougar persona – all wrapped up in the pages of Rebelle, a parisian fashion magazine. Virginie Efira smoulders as Alice, and Pierre Niney makes a delightful Balthazar. Gilles Cohen is perfect as Vincent, Alice’s bow tie wearing boss. On at Palace Cinemas for French Film Festival 2014.
Today and tomorrow Kaff-eine is painting at All Nations Park, Northcote. This is wall number 15 (of 20) of HEARTCORE, a joint project with Berry Street. The deer is looking great so far, hopefully I can drop by on Wednesday for another look…
I enjoyed my visit to ‘Super Naturale’ on Saturday. Jacqui Stockdale’s photographic portraits are painterly and theatrical – a real freak show assortment of characters. I love how she has combined Balinese carving with gods and superheroes from many different cultures. My favourite works are Ramagan, Selfie and Portrata de Flora, but I found the whole show compelling – in a somewhat dark and grotesque way. On until 15 April at Helen Gory Galerie, 108 Gertrude St, Fitzroy. Northcote art lovers will recall her cameo series at Open Studio as part of the Small Works Small Spaces (Northern Exposure Festival) in 2012.