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Don't miss our pop-up performances, with free live music, dance and street theatre by local artists.

Soapbox Circus – The Fabulous Spagoni Family, Ponch Hawkes, c. 1977, © The artist
Credit: Ponch Hawkes, c. 1977, © The artist
08 January 2015, 12:30pm
15 January 2015, 6:00pm
22 January 2015, 6:00pm
03 February 2015, 12:30pm
12 February 2015, 6:00pm

Pop in for a pop-up performance celebrating Melbourne’s wild and wonderful live music, dance and street theatre. Be surprised by this series of live shows, which will give you a glimpse into the city’s rich bohemian arts scene celebrated in our Bohemian Melbourne exhibition.

Who knows what you’ll discover? Delight in one or all of these events.


Robert Muinos

Performing songs from his solo repertoire, Robert Muinos’ disarming simplicity will whisk you away with his folk melodies and emotion filled lyrics. 

Thursday 15 January, Cowen Gallery, 6pm

Ella Hooper

Discover the lush and edgy depth of the songs from Ella Hooper’s debut indie-pop solo album In tongues. Uncovering Ella’s various musical talent, this album explores the many shades and dimensions of relationships and emotions. 

Thursday 22 January, Experimedia, 6pm

The Woohoo Revue

A high octane sextet of horns, strings and drums, The Woohoo Revue have forged a reputation throughout Australia with their adrenalin-fuelled celebration fit for dancing, drinking, and ignoring tomorrow.

Thursday 12 February, Queen’s Hall, 6pm



Performance artist Xristi D'Cruz draws on tribal dance, Japanese kabuki and butoh traditions, referencing Edwardian etiquette and sensitivities in this new dance piece.

Thursday 8 January, Cowen Gallery, 12.30pm


Street theatre

Join us as Circus Trick Tease! play out chaotic roles in dazzling displays of acrobatics, precarious balances and gratuitous headstands.

Tuesday 3 February, Forecourt, 12.30pm

Please note that the originally advertised performance by Miss Judy will unfortunately not go ahead.