A Femme Festivus
A two-day live music event, art show and pop-up market celebrating female-identifying artists is taking over Section 8.
Section 8, Melbourne's original shipping container bar, is celebrating the arrival of Christmas with a Festivus. Unlike the one in Seinfeld, however, this won't have an 'airing of grievances' or 'feats of strength', but live music, Afro-Colombian dance classes, a pop-up market and art projections.
From Friday, December 18–Saturday, December 19, the famed CBD beer garden will be filled with more than 30 female-identifying artists and musicians from across Victoria for A Femme Festivus.
The bar will open at 12pm on each day, with live music from the likes of Thando, Elle Shimada and DJ Ingrid, art from Nomadic Static and brews from female-owned brewery Two Birds. The pop-up market will run from 12–5pm on Sunday — with stalls from Snakebird Designs, Drugstore Love and 2nd Hand Streetwear — and Karen Bravo will host the dance class at 2.30pm on Friday.
Entry is free across the whole weekend, with $1 from every drink sold from 12–5pm each day going to Melbourne charity Sister Works, which supports refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
A Femme Festivus will run from 12pm–1am.
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