If you've been meaning to make plans to head down the rabbit hole at ACMI's new Alice in Wonderland exhibition, consider putting your plans off for a few hours, having a bite to eat first and then rolling up on a Friday night once the sun has gone down.
Wonderland Late Nights will be a series of monthly nighttime escapades that will accompany Alice's adventures at ACMI. First up in May is Nai Palm, describe by Pitchfork as a "wildling rock star" and also claiming the title of being one quarter of jazz-funk-soul quartet Hiatus Kaiyote. Her solo album Needle Paw was released last year, she'll provide her captivating voice and stage presence as a counterpoint to the Alice business going on inside.
The next four nights are locked in already too, and include sets from Melbourne's own Habits, local producer duo Saatsuma, rock band Liars and queer disco slingers Honcho Disko.
Cocktails, live art performances and a DJ decks will top off a solid weekend night for you. Tickets cost $30 and include entry to the exhibition as well.
WONDERLAND LATE NIGHTS LINEUP
Friday, May 25 — DJ Mz Rizk, Nai Palm
Friday, June 29 — Habits, Jay Boogie
Friday, July 27 — Saatsuma Live, Isaak and Marcus
Friday, August 31 — Honcho Disko, The Huxleys, Rachel Burke
Friday, September 28 — Liars, Go Get Mum, Muma Doesa