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8Days-Your one-stop guide to the week ahead: August 11 to 18

MUSIC Joy Division’s bassist Peter Hook joins forces with the Metropolitan Orchestra to perform songs from Unknown Pleasures and Closer. Peter Hook presents Joy Division Orchestrated pays homage to the band’s post-punk legacy through classical arrangements. 8pm, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, $98-$164, 132 849, ticketek.com.au

ART A Midnight Visit is an immersive performance art experience inspired by the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe. Wander through 34 thrilling rooms, each filled with curious characters in surreal settings. Until Sep 15, today, 5pm, House of Usher – Funeral Services, 222Macaulay Road, North Melbourne, $59-$79, amidnightvisit.com

FILM A number of virtual reality sessions will run at Arts House and SpACE@Collins as part of the Melbourne International Film Festival. See Dreamtime-inspired Future Dreaming, an exploration of South London’s controversial housing project in Common Ground, Ayahuasca, Bonfire and more. Until Aug 18, various times, locations and prices, 8660 4898, miff.com.au

Mon, Aug 12

Overheard bu Oslo Davis, Yarraville, Wednesday 2pm:

‘‘Oh my god. I play drinking board games! Drinking Monopoly is like SO fun. Three shots if you pass Go, two shots if you land on someone and stuff.’’

‘‘You like play that at a bar?’’

‘‘Um, no. Before we go out.’’

Overheard bu Oslo Davis, Yarraville, Wednesday 2pm: ‘‘Oh my god. I play drinking board games! Drinking Monopoly is like SO fun. Three shots if you pass Go, two shots if you land on someone and stuff.’’ ‘‘You like play that at a bar?’’ ‘‘Um, no. Before we go out.’’

STAGE Inspired by real-life court cases, Golden Shield is a contemporary legal drama about an American technology conglomerate’s collusion with the Chinese government. It explores themes of international law, Chinese censorship, communication and translation. Aug 12-Sep 14, Mon, 8pm, Southbank Theatre, corner of Southbank Boulevard and Dodds Street, Southbank, $36-$114, 8688 0800, mtc.com.au

Tue, Aug 13

ART In Comfort Kills, Chelsea Gustafsson considers how sedentary lifestyles impact on humanity and the planet. The seemingly innocuous chair becomes a symbol of an alarming future. Aug 13-30, Tue, 11am-6pm, Flinders Lane Gallery, the Nicholas Building, corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane, free entry, 9654 3332, flg.com.au

Wed, Aug 14

STAGE Let Men Tremble is an experimental song, dance and theatre piece from the Danger Ensemble. Inspired by The Scarlet Letter, it explores sin, sex and the role of women in a modern context. Aug 14-25, Wed, 7.30pm, Theatre Works, 14 Acland St, St Kilda, $30-$45, theatreworks.org.au

Thu, Aug 15

MUSIC Rock collective ARC comprises members of Spiderbait, Powderfinger, Jet and You Am I. In Abbey Road Live, the musicians perform tracks from the Beatles’ 1969 Abbey Road album. 8pm, Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, $71-$102, 136 100, ticketmaster.com.au

Fri, Aug 16

MUSIC Bjork’s musical style spans electronic, classical, trip-hop and jazz. Her music is reworked in Bjork: Interpreted featuring Claire Cross, Louisa Rankin and electronic artist Tom Barton. Rhys Newling creates a visual projection to accompany. 7.30pm, Melbourne Recital Centre, corner of Sturt St and Southbank Blvd, Southbank, $25-$30, melbournerecital.com.au

Sat-Sun, Aug 17-18

FILM Watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on the big screen with live accompaniment from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Aug 15-17, Sat, 1pm and 7.30pm, Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, city, $60-$149, 1300 182 183, artscentremelbourne.com.au

STAGE A family Christmas dinner is disrupted by a group of bogans who are renting out the back shed. Australian Realness is a comedic collision of bogans and the bourgeois. Aug 16-Sep 8, Sat, 7.30pm, Malthouse Theatre, 113Sturt Street, Southbank, $35-$72, 96855111, malthousetheatre.com.au

Clowns.

Clowns.

MUSIC With local music venues at risk of closure, punk band Clowns are playing a free gig to encourage winter hibernators to leave the house. Their Nature/Nurture album was released in April. 8pm, Hotel Esplanade, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda, free, 9534 0211, hotelesplanade.com.au

STAGE Australian great Hugh Jackman is backed by a live orchestra in The Man. The Music. The Show. He performs songs from The Greatest Showman, Les Miserables and other Broadway and Hollywood shows. Aug 16-27, Sat and Sun, 2pm and 8pm, Rod Laver Arena, Olympic Blvd, $54-$163, ticketek.com.au

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