Today | Friday 29th May 2015..
What's happening today..
Change a life by collecting and donating your five-cent coins throughout the month of May.
115 five-cent coins can change a life. That’s just a handful of coins to give someone access to education, health care, a good home or a good job.
|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..
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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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|Eroni's Circus | Wheelers Hill |
Melbourne's favourite family circus!!
Eroni's Circus is a high quality, traditional, touring circus. We aim to bring a show with a difference, with inspiration drawn from old world, vintage style of circus presentation.
We feature gorgeous and ..
|Amelia Ryan is Lady Liberty|
Having played to SOLD OUT houses throughout Australia and New York City with her hit show, A STORM IN A D-CUP, multi award-winning cabaret darling, Amelia Ryan, returns with LADY LIBERTY! In a brand new hour of entertainment, Ryan takes us on her per..
|Anh Do - The Happiest Refugee Live!|
When one of Australia's most talented comedians delves deep into his own life's joys and sorrows, the result is an unforgettable night at the theatre that leaves an audience uplifted and quite simply experiencing... happiness.
Anh Do's bestselling..
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Competitions | Challenges & Games
|ACYA VIC Bilingual Language Competition 2015|
Registrations are now open for the 2015 Bilingual Language Competition.
The inaugural ACYA VIC Bilingual Language Competition (BLC) will provide a platform for Victorian tertiary students to showcase their language ability and cultural understandi..
|Rush Escape Game|
Rush Escape in South Yarra is Melbourne's top destination for escape room.
Our goal for every player of the game is to feel the RUSH of escaping - others would refer to this experience as "being in the zone" while researchers call it "flow".
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|#MelbourneMusic Friday Night Party|
ERECTmusic&media -supporting the Melbourne Music Scene
We are lining up at Club London on Friday 29th to induce a night of mind blowing performances by some Melborne based diverse live musicians, followed by a string a DJ's to catalyze some extrem..
FLAMENCO DANCE SHOW with LIVE SPANISH GUITARIST every FRIDAY at SANTA ANA TAPAS BAR, ST KILDA!
Santa Ana Tapas Bar
138 Acland Street St Kilda VIC
SENES Flamenco duo returns to Santa Ana Tapas Bar every week in..
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|Aperitivo Hour | High Society|
Drink in style at High Society
From Tuesday to Friday between 5pm and 7pm join us for a refreshing Aperitif and escape the after work rush. Enjoy our hidden charismatic bar overlooking Bourke Street with a meticulously crafted Ca..
|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..
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Club Cubano is hosted by one of Cuba's best international performer; The Buena Vista Social Club's very own ERIC be TURRO MARTINEZ from The Bar at Buena Vista international show.
With the international profile of the true Cuban dance master, peop..
|Synergy Salsa Friday's|
SYNERGY SALSA FRIDAY's @ CRYSTAL ROOM
Top Melbourne DJ'S spinning latin tunes all night long
Latin dance class 8.30PM
Social 9.30pm till late
$20 includes class and social party - (8.30pm-9.30pm)
$15 social party only (9.30..
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Opera Australia presents
Elijah Moshinsky returns to Australia with his lavish production of Don Carlos, a sumptuous affair, rich in detail like a Velázquez painting.
Light gleams off dark marble monuments and the terror of the Span..
Opera Australia presents
The serial seducer is on the loose again, in a new production from one of the most provocative minds in opera today, David McVicar.
Teddy Tahu Rhodes’ Don is mad, he’s bad, he’s dangerous..
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Exhibitions | Art & Photo
|1915 Revisited — A Collection in Residence|
1915 Revisited — A Collection in Residence
16 May 2015 to 16 August 2015
In May 1915, almost twenty years after its founding, the Geelong Art Gallery opened the doors of its permanent home in Johnstone Park: a purpose-built gallery for the displa..
|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..
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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..
|Dandenong Ranges Ukelele Festival 2015|
Dandenong Ranges Ukelele Festival (DRUKE)
29 - 31 May 2015
Three days celebrating all things Ukulele!
Tomoki Sato (Japan)
Paul Jonson (NZ)
Lucy Wise (Aus)
Sarah Carroll (Queen of Bellarine)
Alex Burns (Aus - UK)
Amie Brűlée (..
|Melbourne International Jazz Festival|
29 May - 7 June 2015: taking place over the first two weekends of June, enjoy world-class jazz in the iconic venues of Melbourne
The 2015 line-up will feature around 100 acts performing across Melbourne’s unique jazz venues like Bennett's Lane Jaz..
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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..
|Audi Festival of German Films 2015|
4th AUDI FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILMS: 13-31 May 2015
A Journey into the Heart of German Cinema
The Audi Festival of German Films is bringing fifty new German-language films to Australia this May, sure to thrill audiences with an exhilarating program..
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|Alma Doepel Restoration Site|
The Alma Doepel is a three masted topsail schooner, Australian built and operated, being restored at Docklands by members of the Alma Doepel Supporter's Club.
The Alma Doepel Supporter's Club (ADSC) was founded in 1976 "to provide both physical an..
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 - Hopetoun Tea Rooms|
High Tea is served in Victorian splendour 7 days a week. Nowhere else in Melbourne's City Business District can you find a more charming setting and atmosphere than the Hopetoun Tea Rooms.
Our High Tea is served on a 3-tiered stand & is prepared..
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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..
|Caribbean Gardens and Market|
Caribbean Gardens and Market have been operating since the 1965 when it started with only a handful of traders selling wares from their car boots and water ski shows.
Today the market on the shores of Lake Caribbean has grown into one of the large..
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Markets | Farmers Food & Produce
|Camberwell Fresh Food Market|
Produce market selling meat, seafood fruit & vegetables. Great little market.
Fresh highest quality produce from fruit & vegetables, seafood, poultry, meats & sausages to gourmet selection of delicatessen items from 5 different deli, superb illy'..
|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..
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Motor Sports | Auto Events
|Benalla District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour|
Friday 29 May 2015 - as part of 2015 Historic Winton weekend activities, join the Benalla & District Classic Car & Motorbike Tour assembling 9am at the Benalla Art Gallery.
Red plate vehicles welcome. The tour concludes with a 'Shine & Show' d..
|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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|Glen Eira | May Small Business Month|
In May, Glen Eira City Council presents a range of workshops and events for small business owners.
May Small Business Month aims to be an opportunity for learning and exposure to an expanded view on what is possible in today’s market and ongoing. ..
Traffic Jam! - Night for Singles!
Come down to Ondergronds and let us look after you on the launch night of our "Corporate Networking" evening - every Friday night!
Ondergronds, Melbourne’s premier Amsterdam-themed bar and lounge. From its subt..
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..
Australia’s hottest new creative team, Helpmann Award winning Dean Bryant and Andrew Hallsworth stage a brand new production of Cole Porter’s de-lightful and de-lovely musical ANYTHING GOES.
This smash hit musical comedy, ANYTHING GOES sets sail..
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|Friday Nights @ Mt Burnett Observatory|
Mount Burnett Observatory is pleased to announce the revamp of our Members and Visitors Night Schedule.
From now on we will be working to a monthly schedule:
Sky for the Month (first Friday)
Our president Perry Vlahos introduces the night s..
|Library and Information Week 2015|
The week aims to raise the profile of libraries and information service professionals in Australia and gives libraries and information services the opportunity to showcase their resources, facilities, events, contacts and services through different p..
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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..
|Super Amart Stocktake Sale|
Bag yourself a bargain at Super Amart’s massive Stocktake Sale!
There’s serious savings to be had right across some of our most popular products for every room in your home!
Looking to update your living room? Save up to 35% off lounges and so..
|The Conscious Closet | Clothing Sale|
All proceeds support charity Fitted for Work
*Pre-loved * New * Designer* Women’s Clothing & Accessory SALE!!
Clothing, accessories, handbags and shoes from brands such as Carla Zampatti, Jigsaw, Scanlan & Theodore, Perri Cutten, Alannah Hill, ..
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|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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|Australian Gymnastics Championships 2015|
18th - 30th May 2015
1300 athletes, 600 officials, 32 sessions, more than 6000 routines, and that’s just the beginning…
Gymnastics Australia is excited to stage the 2015 Australian Championships at Hisense Arena, Melbourne from 18 – 30 May.
|Browns Sawdust & Shavings Night Racing|
Cranbourne Turf Club comes alive again when the club flicks on the lights for another night meeting at Cranbourne Turf Club.
The Cranbourne Turf Club holds close to its heart a very proud history dating back to 1867. In the racing season of 2014-2..
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|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!
|AFL Footy @ Channel 7|
Seven is your complete online destination for Australian Rules Football.
Seven coverage includes games on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday.
An impressive range of commentators and specialists promising 'there will be more live football than ev..
|The Project | Audience|
It's the news – but not as you know it. Guaranteeing no miracle diets, no stories that ‘no parent can afford to miss’, and virtually no dodgy plumbers, The Project is a TV show joining in the conversations going on in living rooms around the country...
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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 ..
|Aradale Ghost Tour|
Aradale is Australia's largest abandoned lunatic asylum. Opened in 1867 as Ararat Lunatic Asylum, this building housed tens of thousands of people described as "Lunatics", "idiots" and "imbeciles" - some of them described as the worst lunatics in the..
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|Croydon Family Trivia Night|
Celebrate Library & Information Week at Eastern Regional Libraries and win great prizes!
Join us for this fabulously fun Trivia Night in celebration of Library and Information Week - this year’s theme is Imagine. It's FREE!
Form a team of 4-6 (..
|Original Trivia Nights|
Original Bingo & Trivia Company
Trivia, Bingo & Karaoke
The Rose Hotel - Trivia
Starts - 8pm
406 Napier St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Ph: 9417 3626
Hosted by Simon
Eureka Hotel Richmond - Trivia
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Workshops | Classes & Clinics
|Craft Reclaimed Workshops|
Craft Reclaimed workshops
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Held in conjunction with the Craft Reclaimed exhibition, Barb Porter is running a series of craft workshops, leading you through a wide range of skills.
2 one hour workshops daily, un..
Taxidermy workshops offers adults the century old art practice with a contemporary touch from skinning, fleshing, preserving and mounting of various specimen including mice, quails and chicks. The hands-on workshops also cover anatomy and sculpture t..
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Workshops | Classes & Clinics - Kids
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..
|What's On @ ArtPlay|
ArtPlay is designed for children aged between 5 and 12 years with programs for school groups on weekdays as well as weekend and holiday workshops.
ArtPlay is easy to find in Birrarung Marr, the park directly behind Federation Square along the Yarr..
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Worship | Faith | Spiritual Events
|Ascension of Baha'u'llah | Baha'i Day|
Shavuot * - Jewish ( begins sundown on 23)
Pentecost - Christian
Religious days and holidays for 2015 celebrated in Melbourne.
Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian
Feast of St Basil - Orthodox C..
|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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