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MLX PARTIES

Thursday – Frosted Tips & Butterfly Clips

It’s time to part your hair down the middle and pull on your favourite slip dress as we travel back to the 90s! Whether you fancy double (or triple) denim, midriff tops or flower hats, Thursday night is the night for your slickest 90s threads.

Date: Thursday 30 November 2017
Location: Estonian House, 43 Melville Rd, Brunswick West (map)
Time: 8pm ’til midnight
Cost: $20
DJs: Sarah Wheaton, Trevor Hutchison, Tim Jones
Dress: Fly (90s casual)

Friday Evening – Backstreet’s Back, Alright!

Yo, I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want! It’s to swing out while dressed as my fave 90s pop star, band or iconic song! Friday night of MLX means it’s time to party like it’s 1999. Be a Barbie Girl in a Barbie world, or maybe your heart will go on like the Heart of the Ocean, or perhaps you’re just hungry for millions of peaches. It’s time to MmmBop your Lindy Hop.

Date: Friday 1 December 2017
Location: Collingwood Town Hall, 140 Hoddle St, Abbotsford (map)
Time: 8pm ’til midnight
Cost: $50
Live Music: Sandra’s Shifafa On The Side
DJs: Loz Yee
Dress: 90s pop star, band or iconic song

Friday Late – Smells Like MLX Spirit

Grab your faded flannel or black tee, crank the distortion and get ready to stay out all night as MLX keeps the doors open late! The amps will be turned up to 11, so you know it’s time to swing. out. hard.

Date: Friday 1 – Saturday 2 December 2017
Location: Forever Dance, 432 Church St, Richmond (map)
Time: Midnight ’til we’re all Audi
Cost: $25
Live Music: Andrew Dickeson’s Blue Rhythm Band
DJs: Andy Fodor, Kenneth Gosnold, Trevor Hutchison, Tim Jones, Julia Wharington
Dress: 90s Grunge

Saturday Daytime – Georgia Brooks Swingtet at the Open Studio

Can’t wait for the Sunday late night? Never fear! The Georgia Brooks Swingtet will be playing their monthly residency at Open Studio smack bang in the middle of MLX for your listening and dancing pleasure. So why not head along and get double your fix of their wonderful sound?

Date: Saturday 2 December 2017
Location: Open Studio, 204 High St, Northcote (map)
Time: 2pm ’til 4pm
Cost: $5 – not included in your MLX pass
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Saturday Evening – You had me at “Hello”

No date required at this prom night to remember! It’s gonna be all that and a bag of chips. Give yourself a 90s makeover that would make Romy and Michelle proud, and get on down to P-A-R-T-WHY? Because we gotta.

Date: Saturday 2 December 2017
Location: Malvern Town Hall, 1251 High St, Malvern (map)
Time: 8pm ’til midnight
Cost: $50
Live Music: Andrew Swann’s Hot Swing Orchestra
DJs: Shaz Callaghan
Dress: 90s Formal

Saturday Late: As if!

They may take our sleep… But they will never take our freedom!!!

Date: Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 December 2017
Location: Forever Dance, 432 Church St, Richmond (map)
Time: Midnight until we say so.
Cost: $25
Live Music: The Sugarfoot Ramblers
DJs: Julia Wharington, Vanessa Nimmo, Loz Yee, Kenneth Gosnold, Max Pogonowski
Dress: 90s Band/Tour T-shirts

Sunday Daytime – Picnic! (now indoors)

Good Morning!… Oh, and in case I don’t see ya, Good Afternoon, Good Evening, and Good Night!

Come join us at the annual MLX Picnic – we’re not going to let a little (ok, a lot) of rain spoil the fun.

Join at the Fitzroy Pinnacle for an afternoon of catching up with friends old and new. The Fitzroy Pinnacle is a cute cafe/bar with wooden floors, a cosy atmosphere and plenty of space. We’ll ask the staff to put on some tunes for us – so come along and say hi! 🙂

Date: Sunday 3 December 2017
Location: The Fitzroy Pinnacle, 251-255 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North
Time: 12pm – 3pm
Cost: Free!
Dress: Picnic

Sunday Evening – Going ‘Round the Twist

So, no-one told you life was gonna be this way? Oh Mylanta!

Tonight is all about being inspired by your favourite 90s TV shows, movies and books! Swing out in your preppy plaid twinset or don your fave leather trousers and trusty stake. Remember to rewind before you drop your VHS back at blockbuster. Magic carpet not included.

Date: Sunday 3 December 2017
Location: Forever Dance, 432 Church St, Richmond (map)
Time: 8pm ’til midnight
Cost: $50 (including late night)
Live Music: Andrew Dickeson’s Blue Rhythm Band
DJs: Max Pogonowski, Sarah Wheaton, Andy Fodor
Dress: 90s TV Shows/Movies/Books

Sunday Late: Hasta la Vista… Baby

Do you prefer Fashion Victim? Or Ensemble-y challenged?

Shake off your pinstriped zoot suits and get ready to pretzel! It would not be an MLX of the 90s without taking ourselves back to 90s swing. We will bring videotapes of the spirit moves for you to rewind countless times, YOU bring your wing-tipped shoes, Gap jeans, sailor dresses, baggy khakis, bowling shirts and fedoras. Come swing out to a late night Neo Swing set that is going to be so bad… it’ll be wicked.

Date: Sunday 3 – Monday 4 December 2017
Location: Forever Dance, 432 Church St, Richmond (map)
Time: Midnight ’til we drop down dead from dancing
Cost: $25
Live Music: Georgia Brooks Swingtet
DJs: Sarah Wheaton, Shaz Callaghan, Tim Jones, Vanessa Nimmo, Kenneth Gosnold
Dress: 90s Lindy Hop fashion faves