Today | Monday 9th December 2013..
Events listed below are happening in Melbourne today..
|Challenge | Robert Allenby Gala Dinner|
The 22nd Robert Allenby Gala Dinner at Crown Palladium on Monday 9 December with all proceeds to Challenge - supporting kids with cancer.
Robert is the International Patron of Challenge and he will be joined by Challenge Ambassador Jarrod Lyl..
The award-winning pastry chefs at EPICURE’s Culinary Centre have been busily working on the Gingerbread Village... which will be even bigger than last year!
Under the guidance of Deniz Karaca, EPICURE’s Executive Pastry Chef (who recently won ..
|Give a Christmas|
Give a Christmas that will help save lives
If you usually end up with Christmas presents that you don’t need or want, why not choose to show your support for the Heart Foundation instead?
Since October 2009 LocalFitness has been supporting the..
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|Adventure Park | Geelong|
Victoria’s biggest and most exciting theme park, Adventure Park is opening its gates for another supercharged summer!
Located just 10 minutes from Geelong and boasting some of the coolest water rides around, this summer Adventure Park goers can e..
|Allsports | Summer Holiday Program @ Prahran|
Summer School Holiday Program
December 2013 - 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th!
January 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st!
|Carnival of Science|
Scienceworks’ new exhibition Carnival of Science explores theme park and carnival attractions and gives a glimpse into the science that makes them work.
Carnival of Science shows the physics, psychology, mathematics and biology behind the favourit..
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|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 ..
It's Melbourne's longest running independent comedy room.
The best local and international acts as well as the most promising up-and-comers.
Mondays, doors 7.30pm (8.30pm start)
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Competitions | Fun & Games
|Balla Balla Photographic Competition and Exhibition|
BBCC in partnership with C.H.A.R.M (Cultural Historical Association of Rodrigans and Mauritians) invite you to participate in a Photographic Competition and Exhibition to celebrate
'CELEBRATE DIVERSITY & CULTURE in CAS..
|Leonard Cohen | Palais|
Palais Theatre, Frontier Touring presents
An artist who requires no introduction, Leonard Cohen is arguably the greatest singer songwriter of modern times. His foundations as a poet can be seen throughout his colourful & emotive son..
|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
|Melbourne Ring Festival 2013|
For three weeks from mid-November , Melbourne will host more than 30 events relating to Wagner’s masterpiece Der Ring des Nibelungen, the centrepiece of which will be Opera Australia’s production of The Ring, directed by Neil Armfield and conducted b..
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|Christmas Group Packages @ Terra Rossa|
CHRISTMAS GROUP DINING PACKAGES
Terra Rossa invites you & your team to celebrate in style this Christmas!
Join us throughout November & December to enjoy our festive group dining menus
$60 per person
2 courses includes choice of entree & ma..
|Grand Afternoon Tea|
A traditional Grand Afternoon Tea is served daily at Grand Hyatt Melbourne
a la carte on Monday – Thursday (2.30pm – 5pm) at $35pp.
Grand Afternoon Tea (PDF)
On Friday and the weekends, an extended dessert buffet with an incredible array of pa..
|Happy Hour @ Veludo|
$5 at 5pm every day!
$5 Basic spirits
$5 St Kilda Brew
7 days a week
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Exhibitions | Art & Photo
The #4seconds open-call was promoted as an attempt to expose the growing community of mobile photographers around Melbourne and Australia. After receiving an overwhelming number of entries, the judges selected a broad range of mobile photographs that..
27 November to 15 December
The Committee are excited to announce that Councillor Amanda Stone will be opening the 69Fifteen Exhibition and the launch of the 69Fifteen Book. The opening will be 30th November 2013 from 4-6pm.
|Accidental Everything | Sharon Goodwin|
22 Nov 2013 - 14 Dec 2013 · West Space ·
Opening: Thursday 21 November 2013, 5.30-6.30pm.
Artist Talk: Thursday 12 December 2013, 5.30-6.30pm.
Accidental Everything is an installation that explores t..
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Exhibitions | Expo | Launch
|A Christmas Story | Exhibition|
The Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria invite you to come along and see the wonderful array of handcrafted gifts to tempt you.
We have lovely handwoven Christmas cards, handmade christmas decorations, knitted toys and lots of gift ideas.
|All That Glitters|
Arts Centre Melbourne presents
All That Glitters
A free exhibition celebrating the most glamorous and breath taking costumes from Arts Centre Melbourne’s Performing Arts Collection.
All that Glitters showcases costumes were designed to create ..
|Anne Frank Exhibition|
The Anne Frank exhibition aims to inform people about what happened during the Holocaust and also to encourage them to think about the consequences that the story of Anne Frank has for today's world.
The exhibition makes use of images from the Fra..
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|Mapping Melbourne Festival|
An off-the-wall four day festival of contemporary Asian arts and culture around the City of Melbourne. The festival will feature fashion, contemporary dance and visual art, spoken word and a warehouse party featuring Melbourne’s finest underground st..
|Carols By Candlelight | Where to Find Them|
Christmas Carols are a popular part of Christmas in Melbourne with many events held across Victoria that include not only the traditional Carols by Candlelight, but also plenty of fun and attractions for the children before the big sing-a-long.
|Christmas at Century City Walk|
Christmas is just around the corner and Century City Walk is buzzing with excitement!
MEET SANTA AT CENTURY CITY WALK!
Bring the family along to meet Santa and his special helper, who will be spreading Christmas cheer at Century City Walk. ..
|Christmas at the Jam Factory|
Christmas is just around the corner and the Jam Factory is buzzing with excitement!
We’ve got loads of activities to keep the little ones entertained, including face painting, reindeer ear and Christmas stocking craft, and gingerbread men decorat..
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|Ben & Jerry's Open Air Cinema|
Ben & Jerry’s Openair Cinemas is kickstarting summer with four weeks of bumper entertainment as it returns to Melbourne this December 1st, bringing music by day, movies by night to St. Kilda’s South Beach.
Ben & Jerry’s Sundae Sessions is also ba..
|Cameo Outdoor Cinema|
The Cameo Outdoor Cinema provides the perfect summer cinematic experience; quality, new release movies in the fresh air and beautiful surrounds of the Dandenong Ranges.
Fully licenced and featuring a 14m widescreen, Dolby digital headphones, deck..
|Maltesers Moonlight Cinema|
Maltesers Moonlight Cinema is an open air cinema screening latest release, contemporary, cult and classic movies on the sweeping lawns of the lush Royal Botanic Gardens.
MALTESERS MOONLIGHT CINEMA RETURNS THIS SUMMER FOR ITS 18th SEASON
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|24Fit | Boot Camp Challenge|
Experience The FREE Community
Fit Challenge phenomenon
* Group Fitness Fun with others
* Say Goodbye to Gym memberships!
* People of ALL Fitness levels welcome
* Stay after and Fuel up with a Healthy Recovery smoothie and Ener..
|Fitness at Fed Square|
Get active with free fitness classes at Federation Square, led by health coaches and fitness instructors from Healthy Lifestyle Lounge.
These classes, aimed to help city workers keep fit and healthy, include circuit-based exercise which incorporat..
|Fitness at Fed Square|
CORPORATE HEALTH INITIATIVE FOR CITY WORKERS
CORPORATE HEALTH INITIATIVE GAINS SUPPORT OF FED SQUARE
Free Melbourne Community Health Initiative targets stressed city workers with free fitness sessions in the Fed Square Amphitheatre
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Historical Locations & Tours
Cooks' Cottage is rebuilt in the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens to commemorate the voyages of Captain James Cook, discoverer of Australia.
James Cook was born on the 27th October 1728 in a thatched cottage at Marton-in-Cleveland which was demolished ..
Coolart Homestead is a magnificent late Victorian mansion situated on the shores of Westernport. In the superb grounds are ever-changing wetlands that you can view from the observatory, and a lagoon where thousands of Australian white ibis nest every..
Cooper's Settlement is located in the largest park in the Northern suburbs, Bundoora Park - 15 kilometres from the centre of Melbourne. When you visit the Settlement you can experience a variety of activities that children will want to revisit and fa..
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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..
|Pop Up Essentials Mini Market|
Pop Up Essentials Mini Market | Langwarrin
A showcase of local small businesses are showing the community who they are and what they do for a whole month.
A great chance to support local business and get some Christmas shopping done.
|Whittlesea Monday Market|
Whittlesea Market operating every Monday.
Lots of stallholders
Operating from Whittlesea Showgrounds
Plenty of parking
The Whittlesea Monday Market replaces the Mernda Market which was held in the car park of the nearby ..
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Markets | Farmers Food & Produce
|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..
Motor Sports | Auto Events
|Maffra Motor Museum | Chrysler|
The Maffra Motor Museum is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Gippsland Vehicle Collection Motor Museum has an outstanding rotating display of interesting vehicles, including veteran, classic, transport and auto memorabilia.
|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, ..
|Australian Football Hall of Fame|
The Australian Football Hall of Fame (AFHOF) was established by the AFL in 1996 to recognise and enshrine those who have made a significant contribution to the game.
Footy fans can pay homage to these greats in the National Sports Museum at the Me..
|Champions | Thoroughbred Racing Gallery|
National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) have launched a new gallery to celebrate the rich history of Australian thoroughbred racing.
Champions marks the completion of the third phase of the National Sports Museum and features ..
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|What's On in Yarra Valley|
Browse all the fabulous things you can see and do while in the Yarra Valley
wineries and breweries, beautiful natural scenery and walks, and great attractions!
Presented by Visit Yarra Valley and the Yarra Valley Visitor Information ..
Performing Arts | Theatre | Opera
|Bootlegged | Burlesque|
Take a trip down the boardwalk to the wild side. This is a Bootlegged world of desire, glamour and danger...
Guys, Dolls, Gangsters and Molls will take you on a journey of illicit enjoyment - so pipe down, pucker up and get out your glad rags. Hit..
This iconic story of an enormous creature and his battle for survival in New York City is being produced by Global Creatures, the creators of spectaculars Walking With Dinosaurs and How To Train Your Dragon, and helmed by American theatre and opera d..
NSFW (Not Safe for Work)
By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Tanya Dickson
22 November – 21 December
Red Stitch Theatre’s final play for 2013 is UK writer Lucy Kirkwood’s insightful comedy NSFW (Not Safe for Work), a deftly sa..
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|Cruise Ships | In Dock|
Monday 9th December
Today we have two ships docking in Melbourne..
Voyager of the Seas + Costa neoRomantica
Both docking at 8am
This a wonderful opportunity to see two of the world's biggest cruise ships.
This page last updated 7 Dece..
|Free Cycling Skills Programs|
Are you looking to develop your cycling skills or knowledge and improve your riding confidence?
The City of Stonnington's Cycle with Confidence program provides free cycling skills and bicycle maintenance courses. Courses are designed for resident..
|Melbourne Pollen Count & Forecast|
The School of Botany at the University of Melbourne is pleased to offer the Melbourne Pollen Count and forecast service to Melbourne's hay fever and asthma sufferers.
Each year the Melbourne Pollen Forecast Service provides daily information about..
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Rehearsed readings of award winners
Over the past 7 years the Ross Trust scriptwriting awards have produced some wonderful new plays, and this year fortyfivedownstairs are presenting some of the most recent winners.
Wednesday 13 November: The P..
|Christmas Trees For Sale|
Give your family the gift of a gorgeous fresh Christmas tree this festive season.
There is nothing like the scent and beauty of a live Christmas tree to get your entire family in the spirit of the season.
Melbourne (and Victoria) is lucky to h..
One place you’re bound to find all the answers to your Christmas present conundrums is Melbournalia.
Specialising in locally made gifts and souvenirs, the range includes homewares, books, knitwear, knick-knacks, jewellery, wallets, t-shirts, tea-..
|The Abbotsford Convent Pop Up |
With the full support of The Abbotsford Convent Foundation the Convent Pop Up Shop is an Artist Run Initiative to exclusively show case the works of the amazing artists here at the Abbotsford Convent.
By shopping at the Abbotsford Convent Pop Up..
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|Melbourne Dodgeball League|
Registrations Now Open for Melbourne Dodgeball League!
Join Melbourne's largest dodgeball league and get involved with one of Australia's fastest growing sports. Dodgeball is fun, social and a great way to get fit quickly!
Now taking registrati..
|Melbourne Summer Showcase | Clothing Swap|
Our brand new Melbourne host, Victoria, is proud to be hosting Melbourne's final swap for 2013!
If you're fretting over what to wear to your Christmas drinks, or you need a divine new dress to debut on NYE, this swap - at the start (or is it the m..
|Leon Trotsky and the Power of Ideas|
5-session study circle
Leon Trotsky and the Power of Ideas
Are you intrigued to know more about revolutionary leader, Leon Trotsky? Do you want to learn about the importance of the Russian Revolution, to understand why Stalin’s bureaucracy emerge..
|Audience Required | TV Shows|
Television shows seeking studio audiences in Melbourne...
Join the audience of the following television shows:
ABC - not at present
Channel 7 - not at present
Channel 9 - Millionaire Hot Seat | *FREE* Tickets
Channel 10 -..
|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...
|African Food Tour|
AFRICAN FOOD TOUR
Join this 3 hour Melbourne African food tour and discover the unique blend of Indian, French, British, Egyptian and Turkish flavours that the cuisine is known for while taking in the sights and sounds of all the city's famous lan..
|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..
|Golden Mile Guided Walk|
Walk ‘Marvellous Melbourne’ and see how the discovery of gold shaped the city. Witness the majestic architecture and hear stories from your professional guide about the colourful characters of early boom town Melbourne.
The Golden Mile Guided Walk..
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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.
All Seasons Hotel, Bendigo 7:30 PM | Host: Ritchie Hewett
Arcadia Hotel, S..
|Funky Bunch Trivia|
Funky Bunch Trivia nights spread far and wide, from Cranbourne to Brunswick and everywhere in between.
With over 7 years experience in the pub trivia game we know what you want.
Check out all the current venues running weekly pub trivia nights..
|Funky Bunch Trivia Night|
Funky Bunch trivia nights in Melbourne...
Check out all the current venues running weekly pub trivia nights in Melbourne.
Monday night trivia
The Joint Bar – 8pm pub trivia
35 Elizabeth St, City
(03) 9620 5100
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|Full-Time Auditions | Actors Centre Australia|
Actors Centre Australia’s (ACA)
FULL-TIME COURSE AUDITIONS are open for 2014.
52461WA Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (Acting).
Auditions held in Sydney & Melbourne in Nov/Dec.
VET FEE-HELP approved.
Applications close Friday 22 Novembe..
Workshops | Classes & Clinics
|Creativity Australia | With One Voice|
No matter what age you are or what language you speak, singing offers opportunities to learn, grow, and express who you are. Share the joy of song at your local With One Voice choir.
There are no auditions – everyone is welcome! Rehearsals are led..
|Eating Disorders Recovery Session|
The Eating Disorders Family & Friends Group support people with an eating disorder (18+).
Eating Disorders Family & Friends Group
First Monday of every month.
A support group for family & friends of those suffering an eating disorder...
|Free Course: Gnosis Universal Truth | BoxHill|
A free Course:
Science of Meditation
Mysteries of Life & Death
Energy, Transformation & Tantra
Plus much more....
Begins on September the 2nd at 7pm to 8pm on Monday nights.
Venue: 31 Clo..
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|Ballarat Wildlife Park|
The Ballarat Wildlife Park is the brainchild and dream of Mr Greg Parker who moved to Ballarat to open his own Wildlife Park based upon his love of Australian native animals and reptiles and his extensive experience in the zoo industry. The Park open..
|Collingwood Children's Farm|
Situated on 7 hectares of land just 4 kms from Melbourne’s CBD, the Collingwood Children’s Farm provides a unique, educational and fun country experience for city folk.
The Farm provides inner city children and their families access to animals, a..
|Healesville Sanctuary |
Explore a bushland haven for Australian wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary, just one hour from Melbourne in the stunning Yarra Valley wine region.
Wander through the tranquil tracks and meet some iconic Australian animals like Koalas, Kangaroos, Pl..
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