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t's not easy being MONDAY.
A perpetual outcast, target of
dissent from office workers eve-
ywhere, and notorious nemesis
of Garfield the cat -- it's little
wonder most of us choose to start the week in hiding.
If you're brave enough to buck the trend, Monday
nights out feel like a secret society: there's a great
sense of camaraderie seeing fellow citizens braving
the beginning of the week in public. Expect plenty of
eye contact, friendly smiles and inordinate politeness.
Still daunted? Ease yourself into the week with
fabulous live jazz -- you don't have to do anything,
Working for the weekend? Pah! Keep the fire burning
all week long with a host of diversions that will keep
your mind thinking, your heart pounding and your
belly laughing. text rachael ciccarelli
just sit there and soak it up. Consider the Perth
Jazz Society, whose members have been busting
their lungs to entertain on Mondays for the past 27
years! That's right, you lazy ingrates -- they're at The
Charles Hotel every week, delivering world-class
performances to eager ears from 8pm. 509 Charles
St, North Perth, (08) 9444 1051, charleshotel.com.au.
I'm going to be upfront: if you like being out in
Perth past, say, midnight on any given night, and you
like your music smooth, just go to The Ellington.
It's a complete fail-safe, open until 1am Tuesday to
Thursday, and now open most Mondays -- check
the website -- until 1am. It's gorgeous without being
pretentious, the service is excellent, and you can
nibble and sip in the company of your friends and
wonder most of us cho
OUT & ABOUT: (This picture &
above) The Ellington; (below) Noah
Preminger performs at The Ellington;
(left) The Mustang Bar; (opposite,
below) The Wembley.
ELLINGTON INTERIOR PICTURES Angelyne Wolf
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