The beloved Melbourne Fringe Festival treats hundreds of thousands of people to a whopping come-one-come-all feast of artistic expression over three vibrant weeks all around the city. From cramped barroom to theater stage, artists representing all manner of media and sensibilities show off their talents in plays, concerts, installations, circus hijinks, film screenings, comedy acts--well, you name it, pretty much. This celebration of the creative, the offbeat, the edgy, and the fun has been going strong (and growing) since 1982, and today it's one of Australia's defining art festivals. Its annual run makes a heck of a time to be in Melbourne.
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