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Your weekend in Melbourne January 18 to 19

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FRENCH BAROQUE Soprano Karen Fitz-Gibbon joins a 12-piece ensemble for Chaos and Chasms, a program of French baroque music. The program brings Jean-Fery Rebel’s Les Elemens into musical conversation with excerpts from Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre’s opera Cephale et Procris. Saturday, 7pm, Sunday, 2pm, Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, $5-$25, trybooking.com

Grayson Perry brings his one-person show to town..

ON STAGE British artist and TV presenter Grayson Perry brings his one-person show Them and Us to town, exploring politics and society at a time of upheaval. Audience members are given electronic keypads and the opportunity to vote on all manner of questions. Saturday, 7.30pm, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $91-$121.50, 1300 182 183, artscentremelbourne.com.au

ALT-COUNTRY Sean McMahon presents local spins on the American songbook. Following the release of 2019’s You Will Know When You’re There, he appears at Collingwood’s Gem Bar with drummer Liam O’Leary. Saturday, 9pm, the Gem Bar and Diner, 289 Wellington Street, Collingwood, free, 9419 5170, thegembar.com.au

This Bitter Earth.

MIDSUMMA In This Bitter Earth, writer Chris Edwards explores what it means to be young, hot and a bit sad in a series of glimpses into queer Millennial life. Part of the Midsumma Festival. Saturday and Sunday, 7pm, Theatre Works, 14 Acland Street, St Kilda East, $20, 9534 3388, theatreworks.org.au

Jessica Mauboy.Credit:Getty Images

POP Tickets to this year’s Australian Open also get you access to the AO Live Stage, which is hosting local and international acts over the course of the tournament. On Sunday, Jessica Mauboy will be joined by indie popster Montaigne and singer-songwriter Lily Papas. Proceeds go to the Red Cross bushfire appeal. Sunday, 3pm-9pm, Melbourne Park, city, $5-$20, 1800 752 983, ausopen.com

LOUIS THEROUX One of the world’s foremost documentarians, Theroux uses his slightly awkward persona to mine a goldfield of material from his subjects. His live show, hosted by Julia Zemiro, takes the audience behind the scenes of his more notable encounters. Sunday, 1pm and 6pm, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, $141.50-$162, 136100, ticketmaster.com.au

ELSEWHERE

MARKET  The Malmsbury Village Farmers’ Market is the place to pick up lamb from Tupping Lamb, flowers from Belle Ame flower farm, and free-range eggs from The Good Life Farm Co. There’s plenty to eat when the shopping’s done. Tomorrow, 9am-1pm, Mollison Street, Malmsbury, free entry, vfma.org.au

FAMILY Botanica brings families together in the Royal Botanic Gardens to create a village of cubby houses from natural materials such as fronds, bamboo, sticks and leaves. Today, 10am-2pm, Oak Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, free, 92522429, rbg.vic.gov.au

JoJo Siwa is bringing her D.R.E.A.M. tour to Australia.

POP Nickelodeon personality JoJo Siwa is in Australia as part of her  D.R.E.A.M. tour. The 16-year-old, who appeared alongside her mother Jessalynn in reality show Dance Moms, is known for her unrestrained approach to glitter, colour and energy.  Today, 7pm, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, $55-$90, 136 100, ticketmaster.com

PHOTOGRAPHY The Library at the Dock hosts an exhibition called Time and Tide, which tracks a changing Port Melbourne from 1936 to ’59. The images come from JBO Hosking, the Melbourne Harbour Trust chief engineer at the time.  Today, 10am-5pm; tomorrow, noon-5pm, 107 Victoria Harbour, Docklands, free, 9658 9998, melbourne.vic.gov.au

Tanglin Gin Tiffin High Tea.

FOOD  The Tanglin Gin Tiffin High Tea pairs food with bespoke drinks . Tanglin co-founder and head distiller Tim Whitefield leads the event, with the menu reflecting Chinese, Malay, Indian and European flavours. Saturday and Sunday, 11am-1pm and 3pm-5pm, Stamford Plaza Melbourne, 111 Little Collins Street, city, $79, 9659 1000, stamford.com.au

FESTIVAL  This year’s Victoria Street Lunar Festival pays tribute to the Year of the Rat and takes over Richmond with more than 60 performances and activities. There will be games and rides, fireworks, a dragon and lion dance, as well as a pho-eating competition. Tomorrow, 11am-11pm, Victoria Street, Richmond, free entry, victoriastreet.org.au

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