Today | Thursday 28th 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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Community radio program on 88.9 WYN FM.
Segments include Book Chat (1st Thursday of the month)
Curtain Call (2nd & 3rd Thursday of the month)
A modern Arts show with great music and guests.
If you would like to be a guest please e-mail ta..
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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|Balaclava Hotel Open Mic|
Open mic night every Thursday at Balaclava Hotel.
Every Thursday from 7:30pm!
Host: Erik Parker
Registration from 7pm
Feel free to come along even if you don't accompany yourself.
Spontaneous jams ..
|Central Rain (Acoustic Duo)|
Central Rain in acoustic duo mode (Luke Thomas and Mal Pinkerton) play cosy little Clifton Hill watering hole Some Velvet Morning, with support from our great mate Stuart Jones.
The perfect almost-winter Thursday evening - the room is warm and 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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|Melbourne Boston 30th Anniversary Gala|
The Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association’s 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner celebrates the achievements and highlights from the first 30 years of our sister cities’
Join #MelbourneBoston30 ambassador, Michael Rowland, co-host of A..
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..
|Neon Festival of Independent Theatre 2015|
EON returns for its third year, celebrating Melbourne’s dynamic independent theatre scene as five companies present their work, their way.
MKA's Double Feature
by Tobias Manderson-Galvin & Morgan Rose
14-24 May 2015
Yes Way, We Made Australia..
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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|Belly Dance Class | Free - 4th Thursday|
Shimmy and shake at Fed Square with free Belly Dancing classes.
Led by professional instructor Trisnasari the gentle aerobic dance is perfect for toning and strengthening core muscles.
All ages and skill levels welcome.
Where: The Atrium..
|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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|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..
|Docklands History Group|
Travel back in time with local historians, collectors, guest speakers and meet other like-minded people at our monthly Docklands History Group.
Share a cuppa and stories with other local history enthusiasts and learn about the people, places and ..
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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 - 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..
|Clayton Campus Market|
The Clayton campus market takes place every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the courtyard at the northern end of the Campus Centre (building 10) at Clayton campus.
A wide variety of stalls and products encompassing everything from clothing, fru..
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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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|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. ..
|B-24 Liberator Bomber Restoration|
You are invited to call in and see the great restoration work being carried out on the B-24 Liberator by the many volunteers on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between the hours of 9:30am and 3:30pm.
Restoring Australia's only surviving B-24 Liber..
|Date Night | Jazz & Cocktail Night|
Date Night is free when you book in advance.
We all know Thursday is the new Friday.
This hidden gem in the heart of the city, near all transport and cheap midweek parking, Xiang is hosting a night of jazz and cocktails in the most glamorous of s..
★ ★ GETTING LUCKY IN 2015 ★ ★
Brought to you by the well known agency Lucky Ent., Thursday nights will be jam packed full of your favourite Lucky Artists, not short of themes and crazy Thursday night antics - get ready to m..
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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..
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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|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..
|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 Collector | Auction Night|
With 30 years of experience in the antique and collectables industry The Collector is the only auction house holding collectable auctions on a weekly basis.
Auctions held every Thursday evening at 6pm
We have lots of collectables this week to c..
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Seminars | Lectures | Talks
|Business Succession Planning|
At a free local seminar on 28 May, Hobsons Bay finance expert, Alf Couceiro will explain what is succession planning and why every small business owner should have one.
Hobsons Bay small business owners will learn how to protect, grow and maximise..
|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.
|Model Railways & Collectables | Swapmeet|
Melbourne's Premier Model Railway & Collectable Swap meets, Fairs, Sales & Exhibitions
We are not a shop but sell Model Railways and Collectables from Melbourne's best Model Railway Exhibitions, Fairs & Swap meets.
|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!
|Oliver & York Career Collective Series Event|
The much anticipated Part II of the Oliver & York Career Collective Series Event is fast approaching, taking place on Thursday 28 May, 2015, at Melbourne’s prestigious The Willows at 462 St Kilda Road, Melbourne.
With a focus on sharing informatio..
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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 ..
|Butter Factory Tours|
Housed in the original red brick butter factory dating back to the early 1900's we have created a welcoming atmosphere with a retail area for butter sales and tastings and a quiet spot for coffee and cake.
Tours of the factory are held every Thur..
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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 Night|
Funky Bunch trivia nights in Melbourne...
Check out all the venues running weekly pub trivia nights in Melbourne.
Many take a short break over Christmas and new year but will be back in January. Give the venue a call before going...
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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..
|Design a font | Workshop|
A well-designed font has the power to influence and delight. Learn the subtleties of type as graphic designer Paul Hanslow teaches you to ‘fontify’ your hand-drawn letters in this design workshop.
Meet in front foyer.
02 April 201..
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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..
|Parent and Child Super Sessions|
Jumpdeck Trampoline Park have introduced a $10 p/h entry for parents and children to have unlimited use of the trampoline park and brand new indoor Children s adventure play area for three hours.
Meet like minded people, exercise, have fun and tir..
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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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