Today | Monday 4th May 2015..
Events listed below are happening in Melbourne today..
|65 Roses Day 2015|
65 Roses Day is celebrated throughout May each year and raises money to help people with Cystic Fibrosis live longer.
Since the 1980’s the average life expectancy has increased from 17 to 37.
But it’s still only 37. Give people with CF a chan..
|Australia's Biggest Morning Tea 2015|
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea offers the opportunity to come together and share a cuppa, whilst helping those affected by cancer.
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is one of Australia’s most well-loved fundraising events, and plays a vital role in..
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|Avenel Maze | Open|
Avenel is a very different maze to those of England’s Hampton Court or France’s Palace of Versailles. For one thing it is set in a stunning Australian landscape overlooking through gum trees filled with cockatoos magpies and parrots the hazy Goulburn..
|Bundoora Park | Open|
Bundoora Park is Melbourne’s most diverse park providing a wealth of activities and experiences for the whole family.
Cooper's Settlement is located in Bundoora Park - 15 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne. When yo..
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|Zirka Circus | Send in the Clowns|
Enter the Big Top and be spellbound by the sensation of Zirka Circus as it tours Australia for the first time! - "Send in the Clowns!"
Watch in amazement as world class artistes astound you!
See 20 plus top world class performers showcase death..
|Comedy @ Spleen | Monday's FREE!|
Every Monday, Spleen Bar is the city's free weekly comedy hotspot, with a packed room every week!
In the last year we've had drop in spots from Wil Anderson, Charlie Pickering, Adam Hills, Josh Thomas, Lehmo, Fiona O'Loghlin, Jimeoin, Frank Woodle..
|Live Comedy @ Comic's Lounge|
Live comedy six nights per week.
The Comic's Lounge has live comedy Monday to Saturday with dinner before the show at 7pm and the laughs kick off at 8pm.
The Comic's Lounge is Australia's only 6 night a week live stand up comedy venue hosting ..
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Competitions | Challenges & Games
|Battle Apocalypse | Team vs Team Experience|
Oz Apocalypse LAZARUS and BATTLE APOCALYPSE
The ‘in real life’ Zombie Apocalypse survival experiences LAZARUS and BATTLE APOCALYPSE have landed at the Melbourne Showgrounds.
For a strictly limited season – Thursday 16 April to Sunday 10 May – ..
|Win a Trip to Ireland | P.J.O’Brien’s|
Exclusive to P.J's in April and May every time you visit your favourite P.J.O’Brien’s Irish Pub you will have the chance to Win a Trip to Ireland!
Together with our good friends at Guinness we are pleased to be able to offer our loyal and wonderf..
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|Live @ The Toff|
Live entertainment every night
@ The Toff,
Swanston St Walk,
The Toff’s stage room hosts the full spectrum of Australian performing arts including music (from pop to country to ensembles), dance, comedy, and theatre, as well as to..
|Live Jazz @ Bennetts Lane|
Bennetts Lane Jazz Club in the heart of central Melbourne is open every night from 8:30pm.
Gigs normally start at 9:00pm weeknights and 9:30pm on weekends.
View Whats Live @ Bennetts Lane
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|Colonial Tramcar Restaurant | Melbourne|
Dining on culinary delights and touring scenic streets surrounded by all the sights, the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant is a historic and iconic part of any experience in the city.
Dining in Melbourne can be a fabulous experience, especially aboard o..
Exhibitions | Art & Photo
|21st Century Heide: The Collection Since 2000|
Heide Museum of Madern Art presents 21st Century Heide: The Collection Since 2000, exhibiting from 28 March - 14 June 2015.
Over 1500 artworks have been acquired by Heide since the turn of the century, from a small gem of a painting by Frank Hinde..
|Albert Tucker: The Truth in Masquerade|
Venue Heide III: Albert & Barbara Tucker Gallery
Curator: Linda Short
As a young artist in the 1940s Albert Tucker’s interest in popular culture drew him to Melbourne’s colourful entertainment venues. The Tivoli Theatre, Wirth’s Circus, and Luna ..
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Exhibitions | Expo | Launch
|A Golden Age of China Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795|
27 Mar 15 – 21 Jun 15
Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795 tells the story of China’s foremost art collector Qianlong Emperor, one of China’s most successful rulers and fourth emperor of the Qing dynasty (1644–1911).
This exhibition p..
|Alice's Wonderland | A most curious adventure|
A most curious adventure
Alice's Wonderland Daily, 21 Mar - 1 Nov 2015
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Jump down the rabbit hole into a magical, bizarre and fascinating world of illusion and mystery!
Alice's Wonderland is an interactiv..
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|Swing Into Winter at The Glen|
Local shoppers are invited to celebrate the arrival of winter - in swinging style - with the unveiling of a sky-high, fashion installation at The Glen Shopping Centre.
Debuting on Monday 27 April for a limited six-week appearance, the stylish sh..
A Melbourne-wide Festival of art exhibitions forums and talks seeking to harness the creative power of the Arts to inform engage and inspire action on climate change.
ABOUT ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2015
Art, culture, and environment are vital areas o..
Films | Festivals & Showing
|ACMI | Australian Centre for the Moving Image | Open|
Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) located at the heart of Melbourne’s iconic Federation Square presents a vibrant annual calendar of award-winning exhibitions, films, talks, live events, creative workshops, education programs and collecti..
|Spanish Film Festival 2015|
This year’s Spanish Film Festival program exclusive to Palace Cinemas around Australia boasts 38 features from across Spain, Latin-America and beyond, as varied as the ceramic tiles on a Gaudi masterpiece!
The line-up packs a saucy punch laden wit..
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|Define Yourself | KX Pilates 6 Week Challenge|
KX Pilates is excited to announce their first 6 Week 'Define Yourself' Challenge for the year! Together with Australian Nutritionist Lola Berry, KX will work to help you become a better version of YOU.
3 Pilates classes per week,..
|FREE EXERCISE CLASS! Pregnancy and Post Natal|
mishfit mothers™ is a program that teaches women a series of skills over 10 weeks to ensure that pelvic floor and deep core muscles are being recruited correctly while exercising.
Our aim is for all our clients to take this education and apply it..
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High Tea & Traditional Tea
|Afternoon Tea at the Windsor|
The Hotel Windsor in Melbourne has been serving traditional afternoon tea since 1883.
Our 5 star hotel in Melbourne serves its famous afternoon tea to your table on a three-tiered silver stand and consists of exquisite French pastries and finger s..
|High Tea @ Park Hyatt Melbourne|
If you are wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of our busy city centre, take a leisurely stroll up through the Paris End of Melbourne to the luxurious Park Hyatt for their delicious High Tea. The Park Hyatt boasts the largest hotel room accommod..
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Historical Locations & Tours
|Blood on the Southern Cross|
Still the Hottest Show in Town!
‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ is an explosive multi-million dollar sound-and-light show like nothing you’ve ever seen before!
The story of the Eureka Rebellion, a dramatic battle between gold miners and Governmen..
|Bundoora Homestead | Open|
Built in 1899 Bundoora Homestead is a magnificent Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house art gallery and cafe.
Bundoora Homestead’s café offers a seasonal menu of fresh market and quality commercial produce. Set amidst h..
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Markets | Art, Craft & General
Walk into 661 Sydney Road and walk into another experience that is hidden from the street – BRUNSWICK MARKET - a range of fresh food and products opens up to you as you browse the aisles, including:
-:- fresh meat, chicken, fish;
-:- a mini sup..
|South Melbourne Market | Autunm Trail|
TAKE THE SOUTH MELBOURNE MARKET AUTUMN TRAIL
AND DISCOVER EIGHT FANTASTIC NEW STALLS
Every Market Day in May
Melbourne’s oldest permanent market, South Melbourne Market welcomes eight new traders this autumn and is celebrating their arrival w..
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Markets | Farmers Food & Produce
|CERES Organic Food & Craft Market|
The CERES organic Market and Grocery and Coffee stall are now open 7 days a week.
We have live, local bands every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday mornings between 9-12. The craft market is on every Saturday morning and, coming soon, Sunday morning..
|Little Saigon Market|
FROM the freshly pressed sugar cane juice to the still-crawling crabs, Footscray’s Little Saigon Market (pictured) delivers an energising, distinctively Vietnamese shopping experience. You will find mountains of produce, with some stalls offering tas..
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|All in a Day's Work|
The collection over 8,000 items gathered from companies hospitals donations and exchanged with other anaesthetic collections.
After a six month closure for relocation and redevelopment of the exhibition, the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic Hi..
|ANZ Banking Museum|
The ANZ Banking Museum is housed in the lower ground floor of the 'Gothic Bank' at 380 Collins Street, Melbourne.
It was first opened in May 1985 to commemorate the 15Oth anniversary of the granting of a Royal Charter to the Bank of Australasia, ..
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Performing Arts | Theatre
|Adult Fairy Party|
How come kids always know what they wanna be when they 'grow up'?
After years of being a professional fairy, Natasha York (These Things Take Wine, Impromptunes) doesn’t know who’s in control anymore – the fairy or her. In this outrageous show wher..
|As You Like It - Bell Shakespeare|
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?
As You Like It is an adventure of the heart, a journey through a forest of poetry (and lions), and a tale of a love so grand all the rules are broken to win the heart of a boy.
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|Star Wars Day 2015|
May the Fourth be with you always.
May the force be with you
International Star Wars Day
The date is officially International Star Wars Day, chosen because 'May the 4th' sounds like 'May the force'.
May 4 is considered a holiday by Star Wars..
|Yellow Ribbon | National Road Safety Week 2015|
The Fourth National Yellow Ribbon National Road Safety Week – Sunday 3 to Sunday 10 May 2015.
Safer Australian Roads and Highways (SARAH) Inc is a not-for-profit incorporated association that aims to improve Australian road safety by emphasizing o..
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|Remembrance Services @ The Shrine|
Remembrance Services held at the Shrine of Remembrance.
Remembrance Services on a Sunday, honour all units no longer able to make the pilgrimage to the Shrine.
Monthly weekday memorial services commemorate specific units and their efforts in c..
|Shopping Tour Gift Certificates | Gift It Now|
What a great gift idea..
A gift certificate for a Melbourne Shopping Tour.
The recipient will enjoy a great day of bargain shopping, with up to 55% off retail prices.
Just choose the gift certificate value that you want to purchase and tel..
|Eureka Skydeck 88 | Open|
Created to reach for the sky nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe inspiring view of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere's highest viewing platform.
Skydeck 88 is the only observation deck in the world that can thrill ..
|Federation Square | Open|
Federation Square never closes
Melbourne's most prominent meeting place and unique cultural precinct brings together a creative mix of attractions museums and galleries and the finest of dining with its many restaurants cafes and bars.
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|Midweek Raceday @ Kilmore|
Autumn Midweek Raceday 2014
Kilmore Racing Club
Race on down to Kilmore Racing Club and enjoy a day out in style at our Midweek Raceday!
Fun for the whole family to be had as well as a delicious menu and exciting Thoroughbred Racing action th..
|Art Behind the Wire | Curator's Talk|
As part of the 2015 National Trust Heritage Festival, Melinda Mockridge, curator of the award-winning 'Art Behind the Wire' exhibition, will be giving a curator’s talk at the Duldig Studio on 21 and 23 April and 5 and 7 May from 2.30pm- 4pm. Booking..
|Curatorial Floor Talk | Miss Fisher's Costume Exhibition|
Curatorial Floor Talk
Join the National Trust curators for a guided tour of the exhibition. Find out how the exhibition was developed, what happens behind the scenes and ask as many questions as you can think of!
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|AFL Footy @ Channel 9|
Channel 9 coverage of the 2015 A.F.L. Football season.
Nine footy shows include..
--> Footy Classified (Monday),
--> Footy Show (Thursday)
--> The Sunday Footy Show (Sunday) Luke Ball will be joining the panel this year.
--> TAC Cup: Fut..
|AFL Footy @ Foxtel|
With unparalleled coverage of the AFL Premiership Season, FoxFooty on Foxtel is the place to be for every footy fan.
Watch every game of every round LIVE in HD with no ad-breaks siren to siren.
Plus excellent coverage, game reviews, statistical..
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|A Very Fine Yarn | Creswick Woollen Mills|
The Creswick Woollen Mills tourism experience “A Very Fine Yarn” showcases the journey of fibre; all the way from its source on the alpaca, through the manufacturing process and how it ends up on the shop shelf.
The exhibit gives a great insight ..
|Carlton & United Brewery Tour|
Come behind the scenes at the home of Australia's favourite beers - Carlton Draught, VB, Pure Blonde, Foster's and more...
Join our friendly guides for a fun and interactive tour of the country's largest brewery, where you can see how over 2 mill..
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FAME Trivia runs trivia nights Monday through Thursday full of questions, music and audience participation that creates a competitive and fun-filled environment.
Mondays Time Host
Arcadia Hotel, South Yarra 8:00 PM Louise Crawford
|Funky Bunch Trivia @ The Hawthorn|
Every Monday night at The Hawthorn Hotel.
Who said Monday nights had to be boring? Come and test your knowledge while having a drink with friends!
Monday’s also mean Parmageddon - a choice of 10 different Parma toppings every Monday from 6-9pm ..
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Workshops | Classes & Clinics
Start to build your family tree in this workshop – learn the principles of family history, access research resources and tour the Family History collection. Recommended for beginners.
|Olympic Figure Skating Club Skate School|
Learn to ice skate at the Olympic Ice Skating Centre
Keep active! Stay healthy! Be happy!
Professional Accredited coaches
All levels from beginners to advanced
$17 including lesson, skate hire, rink entry and ice time
Cheaper multi-entry opt..
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Workshops | Classes & Clinics - Kids
|Bentleigh Calisthenics Enrolments|
Bentleigh Calisthenics College is accepting enrolments for 2015 now.
We have places available in all age groups.
Ages 3 – 99 years
NEW STUDENTS WELCOME
Bentleigh Uniting Church Hall
497 Centre Road Bentleigh
To register your interest please..
Stretch your mind and muscles at Sportsworks!
Take the sporting challenge at Sportsworks and learn all about the science behind moving your body.
Race Cathy Freeman. Test your skill as an extreme snowboarder or a soccer goalkeeper. Measure your..
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|Animal Land | Open|
We are now open Seven days a week.
Go you good thing
February Open Days
Open everyday from 1st Feb 2015
Gates open 10:00 for an 10:15 tour Monday to Friday
Gates open at 11:o0am for an 11:15 tour on Saturday’s and Sunday’s
Bookings are pre..
|Ballarat Wildlife Park | Open|
The Ballarat Wildlife Park is open everyday except Christmas Day
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