IF variety is the spice of life, then few places could be spicier than Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre this week.
Two world-class acts will be performing at BMEC this week, but that's where the similarities end.
On Thursday night, No Quarter will stop over at BMEC as part of its Hammer Of The Gods tour.
No Quarter has been hailed as the nearest thing you can get to seeing legendary rockers Led Zeppelin perform in concert, with praise coming from no less than Rolling Stone magazine.
Just 24 hours later, though, it will be a very different show when BMEC hosts one of Australia's official National Living Treasures - theatre icon John Bell - in concert with acclaimed pianist Simon Tedeschi as they present Bright Star, a tribute to the poetry of John Keats and music of Franz Schubert.
Bell and Tedeschi will share their insights into the enduring power of the timeless works of Keats and Schubert, and the lives of the artists who created them.
Hard rock, classical music and romantic poetry, all in the space of 24 hours. That has to be something for everyone right there.
G-whiz, what a way to celebrate
BRITISH billionaire Dr Marwan Koukash insists he will celebrate winning Tuesday’s Melbourne Cup in a way no owner has before: by stripping down to his g-string.
Surely he's joking? Maybe not.
The flamboyant businessman believes his horse Magic Circle will win on Tuesday and is just as adamant his acceptance speech will be like no other.
“When we win - not if we win, when we win - Flemington will see the most colourful presentation than it's ever had,” he said.
“I will - and no one here is going to stop me, even with the threat of a ban for life - I'm going to strip down to my g-string, keep my tie and my shoes, and I will get up and receive the trophy.”
Well, that would certainly be memorable.
Parade has heard of losing punters losing the shirt off their back, but never a winning owner losing the pants off their legs.