Magic Mike Live is the Perfect Event to Keep You Warm This Winter

Photo: Peter Brew Bevan

After having to postpone for three weeks due to the covid restrictions in Victoria, I am personally pretty hyped to announce that Magic Mike Live has officially launched in Melbourne.

Thought-up up by the OG Magic Mike man himself, Channing Tatum, the live show has been wowing audiences for years, starting in Las Vegas and touring the world with their sharp dance moves and even sharper abs.

Apparently, Tatum always wanted to bring the show to Australia.

“The morning after we opened our first production in Vegas, we all talked about the crazy idea of someday putting Magic Mike Live in a tent and travelling around Australia,” Tatum said.

“The fact that it’s actually happening now is mind-blowing to me.  The tent and this new version of the show is more than I ever imagined it could be and I can’t wait for our fans to see what we’ve created especially for them.”

Magic Mike Live in Melbourne is actually pretty spesh, as it’s the first Magic Mike show that is being done in it’s very own, curated venue.

Reminiscent of the film’s club Xquisite, Magic Mike Live designers have turned the world’s largest Spiegeltent, The Arcadia, located on Melbourne’s Birrarung Marr, into a double-storey, sexy af cabaret bar, with tasselled drapes, stripper ladders, whisky bar and all.

There’s serenading, there’s panty-dropping audience involvement, there’s a soundtrack that hits like caffeine to the soul and of course, there are lots and lots of muscles.

Photo: Peter Brew Bevan

Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve never looked for abs in a sexual partner and honestly in everyday life, I find them a bit underwhelming. But there’s just something about watching incredible male dancers with their shirts off that ignites something inside of you, and you’d be silly to deny it.

Magic Mike Live is showing in Melbourne from now until September. Tickets are selling fast so jump online here and grab some for the ultimate saucy night out.

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Where to Celebrate Lunar New Year 2023 in Australia

And what it means to be in the year of the Rabbit.

where to celebrate lunar new year australia

Starting with the new moon on Sunday, January 22, this Lunar New Year ushers in the year of the Rabbit. We’ve put together a guide on celebrating the Lunar New Year in Australia.

What is special about the year of the Rabbit?

As you might know, each year has an animal sign in the Chinese Zodiac, which is based on the moon and has a 12-year cycle. This year, we celebrate the year of the rabbit, known to be the luckiest out of all twelve animals. It symbolises mercy, elegance, and beauty.

What celebrations are taking place and how can I get involved?

There are plenty of festivals happening all around the country which you can get involved with. Here they are per state.

New South Wales

Darling Harbour Fireworks
When: Every year, Sydney puts on a fireworks show, and this year, you can catch it on January 28 and February 4 at 9 pm in Darling Harbour.

Dragon Boat Races
When: Witness three days of dragon boat races and entertainment on Cockle Bay to usher in the Lunar New Year. The races will commence on January 27 and finish on January 29.

Lion Dances
When: Catch a traditional Lion Dance moving to the beat of a vigorous drum bringing good luck and fortune for the Lunar New Year. The dance performances will happen across Darling Harbour on Saturday, January 21, Sunday, January 22, and Sunday, February 4 and 5, around 6 pm and 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at Cirrus Dining
When: Barangaroo’s waterfront seafood restaurant, Cirrus, is celebrating the Year of the Rabbit with a special feast menu. Cirrus’ LNY menu is $128pp with optional wine pairing and is available from Saturday, January 21, to Sunday, February 5.

Auntie Philter
When: Hello Auntie’s owner and executive chef, Cuong Nguyen will be dishing out some of the most classic Vietnamese street foods with his mum, Linda. All of Philter’s favourites will be on offer, as well as Raspberry Pash Beer Slushies and other cocktails being served at the Philter Brewing rooftop bar on Sunday, January 22 and Sunday, January 29.


Lunar New Year Festival
When: Ring in the Lunar New Year with food, music, arts, and more on Sunday, January 22, from 10 am to 9 pm.

Lunar New Year at the National Gallery of Victoria
When: Celebrate the year of the rabbit at the National Gallery of Victoria’s festival of art, food, and art-making activities for everyone from 10 am-5 pm.


BriAsia Festival
When: From February 1-19, Brisbane will come alive with performances, including lion dances and martial arts displays. There will be street food, workshops, comedy and more.

South Australia

Chinatown Adelaide Street Party
When: Adelaide is set to hose a fun-filled day celebrating the Chinese New Year on Saturday, January 28, from 12 pm to 9 pm.

Western Australia

Crown Perth
When: Across January and February, Crown Perth hosts free live entertainment, including colourful lion dances, roving mascots, and drumming performances. The restaurants will also throw banquets and menus dedicated to the Lunar New Year.

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