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Hello Asia! Live Review: BTS Live Trilogy Ep2: The Red Bullet - The Plenary, Melbourne (12.07.15)

Outside it was blistering brisk; a high wind, an ominously dark sky, and a constant drizzle of rain, Melbourne was experiencing one of the coldest winter days of the year. However, for thousands of Hallyu fans descending upon The Plenary on Sunday evening, they were about to experience one of the hottest Korean Pop productions in Australia thus far. BTS (Bangtan Boys) had finally arrived Down Under, ready to perform live for their adoring Aussie ARMY.

Ten Things We Love About BTS Red Bullet Tour in Melbourne

BTS The Red Bullet Tour in Melbourne ended with a bang last night. It was extremely astonishing and fun. We are so in love with every bit of it and all we want is more! Here are ten reasons why BTS captivated our hearts, minds and souls at the Melbourne concert earlier.

Photo Gallery: Gertrude Street Projection Festival - Gertrude Street, Melbourne (10.07.15)

The Gertrude Street Projection Festival is now in its eighth Year. The Festival transforms Gertrude Street into an open air Art Gallery by projecting art in shop windows, on the walls of buildings and various other spaces in the area. One of the projection is even shown on the enormous wall of one of the towers on the Atherton Gardens Housing estate. The festival is free and it is a way of integrating art into the urban landscape which can be enjoyed by many people within the community as it blends and becomes a part of everyday life. Carl Dziunka went along to capture the artistic projections.

Eating with the AU: Stoke Bar + Kitchen - Stokehouse City (Melbourne CBD)

Downstairs at Stokehouse City has been revamped, a year on since the popular restaurant opened in Alfred Place, Melbourne. Having been newly branded [Stoke] Bar + Kitchen, it offers a relaxed drinking and dining destination for those working in or visiting the top end of the city.

Eating with the AU: L'Altro Mondo - Albert Park (Melbourne)

There is nothing quite as sophisticated and cultivated as Italian culture. In fact, Italy is also known as the land of la dolce vita (“the sweet life”). To the north is the mountainous Alps and to the south is fertile farmland, extending well into the Mediterranean Sea. The climate is pleasant and as day softens into dusk, the streets come alive with people participating in the Italian tradition of la passeggiata (a collective evening stroll), swapping greetings with one another as they head to dinner with friends.

F&L News: Grey Gardens, Melbourne's newest arts, coffee. and moving picture house, set to open this month

Fitzroy is about to become home to Grey Gardens – Melbourne’s newest arts house, coffee house and moving picture house. Due to open its doors on Friday 3rd July, this space will shape-shift between a gallery, project space, coffee bar and screening room for the previously nomadic Speakeasy Cinema.

Eating with the AU: The Hunter's Kitchen at Lucky Penny - South Yarra (Melbourne)

Anyone who lives in Melbourne knows that which side of the Yarra you live on speaks volumes. In fact, most Melbournians from the ‘north side’ would rather forget the days when they ever frequented the sterility of the fitness-obsessed, four-wheel-driving, footballer haven that is Chapel St. Raised in artistic, down-to-earth neighbourhoods, it is a given that north siders know where to find good food without pretentiousness. Life on the north side is comfortably grungy with hidden secrets and that’s how it should remain.

Photo Gallery: The Milk Carton Kids + Timothy James Bowen - Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne (30.06.15)

The Milk Carton Kids, on their three city whistle-stop tour of Australia, played in Melbourne last night at the gorgeous surrounds of the Athenaeum Theatre. Wollongong based singer-songwriter Timothy James Bowen filled the support slot.

Photo Gallery: Oz Comic-Con Day Two - MREC, Melbourne (28.06.15)

All the madness and excitement from the second day of Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne has been captured in this photo gallery from Rebecca Houlden! Featuring the likes of Jason Momoa, Keisha Castle-Hughes, David Wenham and YOU...

Photo Gallery: Oz Comic-Con Day One - MCEC, Melbourne (27.06.15)

Oz Comic-Con brought passionate experts, cosplayers and fans alike to the MCEC in Melbourne over the weekend! Rebecca Houlden headed along and caught all the action on camera. Click through to check out her photo gallery in full...

Ballet Review: St Petersburg Ballet's Swan Lake - Plenary Theatre, Melbourne (23.06.15)

Often described as the quintessential ballet, I was overjoyed when I was asked to review Tchaikovsky’s original masterpiece, Swan Lake. The St Petersburg Ballet had travelled far to bring their adapted version to the stage at the Plenary Theatre in Melbourne, and I was keenly anticipating a superb evening.

Drinking with the AU: Bombay Sapphire's Project Botanicals Pop Up Bar - North Melbourne (Melbourne)

In the wake of their sold-out success in 2014, Bombay Sapphire’s Project Botanicals has returned to North Melbourne, bringing flavours from far-off lands to a converted warehouse space. This slick pop-up bar is located in a quiet street behind unassuming doors, in a nod to the city’s penchant for secret laneway bars. Were it not for the smartly dressed doormen, you might actually walk straight past.

Theatre Review: Cirque Africa - Burnley Oval, Melbourne (Performances through July 19th)

It seems over the last few months Melbourne has been overcome with circus fever! With so many skillful troupes flipping and juggling around town, it can be easy to get lost in the crowd. Not so with Cirque Africa, who from the moment they arrived on Australian shores, made it evident that they were here to take the circus world by storm!

Photo Gallery: Tim Rogers and The Bamboos + Ainslie Wills - The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (24.06.15)

Tim Rogers and The Bamboos brought their Rules of Attraction Tour to Melbourne playing at The Corner Hotel with support from Ainslie Wills. It was a magnificent Rock and Soul party and Carl Dziunka went to capture the night.

Eating with the AU: Truffle Melbourne Metro Festival - Prahran Market (South Yarra)

Australia is now the fourth largest producer of black truffles after France, Spain and Italy, so it is only fitting that this weekend just gone saw Prahran Market playing host to a haven for truffle lovers. Truffle Melbourne, one of Australia’s most prestigious food festivals, descended upon the distinct foodie precinct to coincide with the black truffle harvest. The Market Square came alive in celebration of this magical winter delight; with local merchants pulling together some of Victoria’s best artisanal truffle infused produce for all to taste. If you thought that truffles were merely balls of delectable chocolate, then you’ve got a thing or two to learn about the wonderful world of fungi.