Curtin House may not shelter the unabashed debauchery of its younger years, but it still knows how to provide a good time. As part of City of Melbourne’s Look.Stop.Shop winter program, the six-story emporium is hosting an after-hours night of activities to lift your mood.
Skip the poor-performing elevator and head for the stairs; it’s a four-minute thigh-burning ascent to Rooftop Bar where you can start by trying your luck with a game of bingo. From there, pocket your winnings and head down to Mesa Verde for a free screening of Sergio Lenoie’s Zapata Western Fistful of Dynamite. Stop for a wiggle at Pet Shop Girls to hear eccentric producer Michael Ozone flex his music muscles, before getting a taste of Eastern Europe at Melbourne boutique, búl, who've bravely set up an Estonian Soup Kitchen for the night.
For a touch of art and literature, head across the hall to Metropolis bookshop where Mel Campbell will be doing a reading from her new first novel Out of Shape, or feast your eyes on a series of technicolour projections in Someday as they delve into the PAM. archives.