The Improv Cabaret
The Improv Cabaret happens the first Sunday of every month and is a night of, guess what, IMPROV!
Part of what makes the night so great is that it’s hosted and directed by Improv guru, Dave Morris. Dave is a man of many talents – check out his website! Especially if you might be interested in learning improv, Dave leads many workshops.
Want to learn more about improvising your way through life, check out his TEDx talk here:
7 chosen performers are allowed up to 7 minutes to showcase their talent, in order to vie for the audience’s vote and infamous Showdown Crown and $100 in prize money!
Merridale Showdown happens the 3rd Sunday of every month. Each month celebrates different performance genres which include: Broadway, funny women, drag, buskers, playwrights, puppets and more!
At the end of the year, we host a Showdown of all Showdowns, where all the winners are invited back to compete against each other, for a grand prize of $300!! Visit the show’s website or Facebook Page
Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme!
Produced by Delusional Productions, Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme is a re-imagined post-modern take on the classic 1950’s variety/talk TV show.
Derwin Blanshard, (played by Wes Borg), is an eccentric British old-money millionaire blowhard, and the show walks a fine line between intellectual elegance and broad comedy, while being “filmed” with imaginary cameras for a fictional global television network.
Derwin Blanshard’s Extremely Classy Sunday Evening Programme happens at the VEC on the 4th Sunday, every month. Visit Derwin Blanshard on Facebook.
Club Latino Concert Series!
Live Latin Music Concert Series. Professional Latin Bands from around the World.
Start the night out with a dance lesson (Salsa or Zumba or Samba or Rumba!) and stay on to dance to live music from the featured band and fun dance beats from DJ Ramesh.
Visit Club Latino’s (previously Club Salsa) Facebook Page.
Party gal LOUISE (played by comedienne Kirsten Van Ritzen) creates comedy mayhem as she hosts an alternative character variety show featuring a whack of kooky acts. There may be funny songs, sketch, improv, juggling, clowns or puppetry; and prizes to win at Audience Participation games. Expect the unexpected at GEEZ LOUISE! Seasonal Show.