RISING's Fringe Festival picks

Tue 10 October

From sex clowns to site-repsonsive art, we give our top picks for Fringe time.

Melbourne Fringe is back for its forty-first year. Until Sunday 22 October, you can catch the latest work from the city’s scene darlings and fringe-dwellers in comedy, theatre, music, and more. There's work from RISING alumni including dark comedy from David Woods and rock'n'roll revenge fantasy from Betty Grumble. And, because we love a launching pad for discovery and artistic audacity, we’ve put together a list of recommendations to help you get exploring.

Yalinguth LIVE by the Birrarung

Follow Jason Tamiru as he guides you on a walk through time. Using stories, soundscapes, music and projections, Jason invites us to see what life and country was like along the Birrarung before the tall ships arrived.

WHEN Sat 21 Oct, 7.30pm

WHERE Fed Square

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Enemies of Grooviness Eat Sh!t

Melbourne’s favourite sex clown and Kazoo aerobics leader, Betty Grumble, throws the gauntlet down to all enemies of grooviness.

WHEN Tue 17 Oct—Sat 21 Oct, 8.30pm

WHERE Arts House

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David Woods (the mud-flecked mastermind of THIS at RISING) and Jon Hayne are the duo behind Ridiculusmus. They play an estranged odd couple in this award-winning dark comedy.

WHEN Tue 17 Oct—Sat 21 Oct, 8.30pm

WHERE Arts House

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Fringe Pulse Program

Enter a queer Koori Wonderland, seek connection through circus artistry or duck into some theatre that embraces death, sweat and dodgeball. These are just some of your options at Fringe Pulse—a program that taps into the eclectic energy of Melbourne’s independent art-makers.

WHEN Until Sun 22 Oct

WHERE Melbourne Town Hall

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Public Car Park 2023

What is public at anyway? Wander down to Market Square for free site-responsive art, performances, and workshops that dig into questions about public art and its purpose. It’s open 24 hours, and you can come and go as you please.

WHEN Until Sat 22 Oct

WHERE Testing Grounds, Market Square

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