A July events round-up

We have a bumper crop of events this month, so we’ve highlighted some key events below for both kids and adults. Please check out our full events calendar here – there’s something for everyone!


For those who love to dance…

Melbourne Ska Orchestra

Put on your dancing shoes, Melbourne Ska Orchestra’s live performance is explosive and infectious and it’s coming to Readings! Their unique take on the genre has wowed audiences young and old all over the world from Montreal to New York, Istanbul to London and now you can see and hear them for yourself at this one-off performance. Please note that this is a strictly limited ticketed event to ensure an intimate and unique evening. There will also be a bar.

This event will be held at Readings Carlton (Please enter via the Tyne Street laneway, not the main shop entrance.) Tickets are $35 per person and include a copy of The Melbourne Ska Orchestra on vinyl. Please book here.

Where: Readings Carlton
When: Sunday 14 July, 9pm
How much: $35


For those with little ones who love a good giggle…

Andy Griffiths and The 117-Storey Treehouse

Goodness gracious, Andy Griffiths is back with his latest amazing Treehouse adventure, The 117-Storey Treehouse, illustrated by Terry Denton!

Join us at another utterly madcap event as Andy shows us what happens when you get higher and higher in the sky.

This event is being held at Deakin Edge at Federation Square in Melbourne’s central business district. Entry is $25 per adult and $20 per child. One ticket is required per person so adults and children each need a ticket.

Please note that unlike previous years, tickets do not include a copy of The 117-Storey Treehouse, but all of Andy Griffiths’ and Terry Denton’s books will be for sale on site and that Andy will available for a photo opportunity and to sign books after the event.

Limited seats are available and bookings are essential and can be made here.

When: Tuesday 23 July, 4:30pm
Where: Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
How much: $25 per adult, $20 per child


For those interested in comedy and memoir…

Corey White in conversation with Denise Scott

Corey White’s debut stand-up comedy show The Cane Toad Effect won best show at the 2014 Sydney Fringe Festival and best newcomer at the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Sydney Comedy Festival. This staggeringly personal story of his experience growing up in foster care, surviving domestic violence, recovering from drug addiction and dealing with mental illness is now his debut book. Barry Award-winning comedian Denise Scott will discuss White’s The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory with him at this special event.

Tickets are $35 per person and include a signed copy of The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory. Bookings are essential, please click here.

When: Wednesday 17 July, 6:30pm
Where: Cinema Nova, Lygon Court, Carlton
How much: $35 per person

Take a look at the rest of our events calendar here.

The 117-Storey Treehouse

The 117-Storey Treehouse

Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton

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