Your weekend in Melbourne October 26 to 27


Catherine Traicos.

FOLK New release Nobody Could Hear Us is the eighth studio album from singer-songwriter Catherine Traicos, who blends alt-country, blues, rock and folk. The record features raw lyrics and moody melodies, and includes lead single And I Ran. Joined by special guest Gareth Skinner. Tonight 8.30pm, the Merri Creek Tavern, 111 High Street, Northcote, $12-$15,

CLASSICAL Often considered one of the greatest choral works ever written, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem will be performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus. With 100 choristers accompanied by piano, Brahms’ Requiem focuses on the sympathy and comfort we can provide the living in times of tragedy. Tonight 7.30pm, Melbourne Recital Centre, corner of Sturt Street and Southbank Boulevard, Southbank, $49-$99, 9699 3333,

Lloyd Spiegel.

ROCK Since forming in 1997, Perth rock band Gyroscope have released critically praised records including their third album Breed Obsession. The four-piece group performs new grunge-rock EP 4YRLV (‘‘for your love’’) with departing drummer Rob Nassif, on his last tour with the band.
Tonight 8pm, Max Watt’s, 125 Swanston Street, city, $40.50, 1300 762 545,

BLUES Acoustic blues guitarist and singer Lloyd Spiegel performs his 10th album, Cut and Run. Described as a ‘‘true travelling blues man’’, the Australian musician has extensively toured throughout his home country and internationally. Tonight 7pm, Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick, $39.50-$44.50, 9380 8818,


Dame Edna Everage.

COMEDYIn an open letter to fans, Dame Edna Everage apologises for lying about her retirement and withdrawal from public life. Blaming her manager Barry Humphries, that “failed actor and attention seeker”, she returns to the theatre for her new show My Gorgeous Life. Tonight 7.30pm, tomorrow 6pm, State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $75-$199, 1300 182 183,

MUSICAL Inspired by their 2013 bluegrass album Love Has Come For You, Steve Martin and Edie Brickell collaborate again for the musical Bright Star. Set in North Carolina, literary editor Alice Murphy meets a young soldier home from World War II. Their unique connection awakens her longing for the child she once lost and prompts her to confront her past. Until November 3. Saturday 1pm and 8pm, Sunday 5pm, Chapel Off Chapel, 12 Little Chapel Street, Prahran, $49-$69, 8290 7000,


DRAMA According to recent census data, the number of older women experiencing homelessness is growing. UnHOWsed shines a light on the issue through a series of poetic, non-linear and true narratives from strong voices. Presented by contemporary arts company Tashmadada and Voices of the South Side, the work focuses specifically on homelessness in the City of Port Phillip. Until November 3. Saturday 7.30pm, Sunday 5pm, Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda, $5-$45, 9534 3388,


MARKET Staples from regional producers and emerging food businesses are available at the Alphington Farmers’ Market, including organic milk, sourdough bread, eggs, flowers, meat, fruit and vegetables. Try chickpea miso from Koji and Co or unusual fungi from Melbourne Gourmet Mushrooms. Tomorrow, 9am-1pm, Melbourne Innovation Centre, 2 Wingrove Street, Alphington, free entry,

The Green Noise concert features Jade Imagine.

FESTIVAL With a diverse program of local artists and musicians, the Darebin Music Feast ends this weekend. Highlights include the Girls On Key event with poets, spoken-word artists and jazz musicians; the Whiskey Jam Session with traditional Celtic music and the Green Noise concert featuring Jade Imagine, Elizabeth, Empat Lima and the Vovos. Today and tomorrow, various times, locations, 8470 8888,

Thando is performing as part of the Voice for Change show..

FESTIVAL Generations is a new one-day festival of music, dance, talks, performance art and spoken word that puts intersectional and culturally diverse artists at the forefront. Program highlights include the Voice for Change show featuring Thando, MoMO and Ror performing alongside emerging rap, hip-hop and soul musicians, the Artists at the Threshold: Culture, Community, Change talk and Adrian Eagle’s closing set. Free entry for children. Today 11am-5pm, Immigration Museum, corner of Flinders and William streets, $13-$15, 131 102,

FOOD Queen Victoria Market’s Deli Lane becomes an indulgent hub for the Holey Cheese Festival, with pop-up traders selling toasties, traditional cannoli, fried halloumi chips, pizza and raclette. Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-4pm, Queen Victoria Market, corner of Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, city, free entry, 9320 5822,

FILM With a focus on “people who have forged new paths”, the Jewish International Film Festival screens hilarious satires, true stories and compelling features. Until November 20. Various times, locations and prices, 9524 7955,

FAMILY The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra presents the Fairytale Ball, a selection of classic music including the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Hedwig’s Theme from the Harry Potter films. Pre-concert activities start from 9.30am and include face-painting, a conducting workshop and an instrumental petting zoo. Today 11.30am, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $75-$99, 1300 182 183,

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