Kids Club is a fun, inclusive and safe space for families, toddlers and kids of all ages to come and relax with friends and family. Enjoy some lunch or snacks at the beautiful onsite Myrtle Cafe and settle in for a Sunday afternoon of entertainment.
We’ve got an exciting line up of amazing musical performances along with free kids dance workshops in Hip Hop and freestyle hosted by local favourites L2R Dance and Dagogo Obogo. Footscray Community Arts life-long member, Razz will be emceeing this event.
As the weather is looking a bit unpredictable this weekend, we’ve decided to move this party inside to our Performance Space. Picture the same amount of fun, but with more disco balls, glitter and spaces for kids to draw. There will be seating available but you’re welcome to bring a picnic rug if you would like to set up a comfy spot for your family inside to watch the performances.
Part of the intention of this festival is to keep our ticket prices accessible for communities. By purchasing a ticket, you support our capacity to bring you artists and music events. Best part – kids under 5 enter free!
2:00–2:10 – Razz introductions
2:10–2:45 – MzRizk
2:45–3:05 – L2R dance
3:05–3:39 – MzRizk
3:40–4:00 – Fred from One Spirit Africa
4:00–4:20 – Dagogo
4:20–4:55 – MzRizk
4:55–5:00 – Razz to conclude the event
Myrtle Cafe Kids Club Menu
- Ham and cheese toastie $7.50
- Little chia pudding $7
- Kids lunch box; ham & cheese toastie, juice box, packet of crisps, mini choc, piece of fruit $12
- Juice box $4
- Choc tops $7
- Hot chocolate $5
- Baby cino $1
All Neighbourhood tickets are purchased via each venue’s website. To make ticket purchases, click on the ‘Get your tickets’ link, and you will automatically be redirected.
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Meet the Artists
Pioneering Lebanese Australian DJ, radio presenter and event curator, MzRizk has always had a powerful affinity with music. Raised on a seemingly incongruous yet wholly satisfying sonic diet of Arabic, Boogie, Jazz, Heavy Metal, House, Techno, Hip Hop and just about anything from Rick Dees American Top 40, MzRizk is a self taught, community emboldened, creative chameleon.
In her two-decade long career MzRizk has garnered widespread acclaim as Melbourne’s leading champion of underrepresented music, and one of the city’s most respected cultural connectors. Bringing people together in unity through her wildly eclectic sets is what MzRizk does best, and no matter how refined her palette, she is constantly evolving, learning, growing, shifting with the times and being discovered by new generations of music lovers.Lit Queen$ Read more +
Long time friends, Lit Queen$ – Kuei, Adhol, Abuk and Siena – are from Fitzroy and have been performing and making music since 2017. They have performed at St Kilda Fest, Lost Lands Festival, Peel St, Melbourne Recital Centre and parties in their local community.
Inspired by different kinds of music from Cardi B and Saweetie to Afrobeats, Lit Queen$ are all South Sudanese and usually write songs about their lives and their future!L2R Dance Read more +
L2R Dance is a not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne’s West, dedicated to harnessing the power of Hip-Hop to strengthen our community through belonging, wellbeing and leadership in the Arts.
They offer free, culturally safe, creative spaces for young participants and diverse artists unable to access commercial dance due to social and/or financial barriers (perceived or real) to connect, explore and learn new artistic opportunities .
L2R BELIEVES IN ONE LANGUAGE, DANCE!Dagogo Obogo Read more +
Born in Nigeria, instructor Dagogo’s talents have taken him all over the world, teaching and performing in more than 15 countries. He has received wide acclaim for his show stopping talents including 2 times Couples Dance Champion and Runner Up in the Let’s Dance West Africa.
As an in-demand and accomplished choreographer, Dagogo has choreographed and taught dance creative development classes in more than 50 schools and choreographed productions made up of more than 1,000 people for various carnivals, events and shows. His work has featured in numerous musical productions.Razz Rasmussen Read more +
Razz is a performer, musician and passionate curator of arts experiences for pre-school and primary school aged children.
Equipped with a Bachelor of Music from Melbourne Polytechnic, and a Diploma of Public Art from RMIT, Razz believes in what art and music can bring to community, and what community can bring to life.