Melbourne: strap yourself in for week two

... and not just because of the wind. The middle week of the Melbourne Cabaret Festival is its biggest, with 17 different shows on offer.

The Kew Court House opens its doors to present the New York matinee series and two new shows.

If you thought Chapel Off Chapel was buzzing last week, wait for this week's shows by cabaret stars Spanky, Geraldine Quinn, Michael Dalley, Alana Conway, Mike McLeish, Trevor Jones, Elise McCann and Carina Waye.

Bloodbath continues at Draculas and The Butterfly Club hosts four different shows, including the final Best of The Fest.

Ready? We are.