Today | Sunday 8th December 2013..
Events listed below are happening in Melbourne today..
|Amnesty | Rights / Book Swap|
Amnesty Fitzroy host a book swap/ letter-writing event in support
of Amnesty International’s Write for Rights campaign
The Amnesty International Fitzroy Group is inviting members of the local community to a book swap/ letter-writing event in sup..
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..
|Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway|
Come and ride this wonderful miniature railway, the track winds through the picturesque surrounds of Elgar Park.
The Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society, is a group of Miniature Steam Railway enthusiasts, whose founding members joined forces ..
|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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|Political Asylum Comedy Night|
Political Asylum is a topical, political standup show, featuring the very best topical and political comedians from around the country, delivering their freshest gags on current news events.
Full lineups for upcoming shows at www.politicalasylum.c..
|Mini-Fete and Garage Sale | North Melbourne|
Hope Melbourne City Centre wishes to invite everyone to join our upcoming Mini Fete and Garage Sale on the 8th of December 2013. We would like to take this opportunity to connect and bless the local community with the joy and love that we share in Ch..
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..
|Back To The Eighties @ LEVEL 2|
MONDO ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS:
BACK TO THE EIGHTIES
We all know that a BACK TO THE EIGHTIES gig is the biggest rock and roll party in town – if not the world… The BACK TO THE EIGHTIES live show is hair-raising, high spirited romp!
The music ..
BECAUSE WE CAN – THE TOUR: BON JOVI
MELBOURNE | SECOND SHOW ADDED!
Tickets from $35* On Sale Monday 20th May at 12noon
Bon Jovi’s tour will kick off in Melbourne on Saturday 7th and now Sunday 8th December at Etihad Stadium.
Tickets for the..
|Elwood Blues Club|
Every Sunday the front bar of the GH is transformed into Melbourne's newest Blues hangout.
The Greyhound (or GH as it's now known) hosts our weekly Elwood Blues Club.
And the best news.. its FREE Entry!
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|Bloodbath | Dinner & Show|
Bloodbath is an insane bouillabaisse of aerial acrobatics, suicide circus, mind-warping optical illusions and gender-bending, tummy clutching comedy!
Bloodbath - The Show
Submerge your senses and dive in for an evening of sensuous burlesque, ..
|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..
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|Australian DanceSport Championship|
THE 68TH AUSTRALIAN DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIP
Experience the Glitz, Glamour and intense competition as Australian and International stars of DanceSport kick up their heels at the annual 68th Australian DanceSport Championship at Hisense Arena on 6,..
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..
|Seafarers Multicultural Festival|
Make your destination stunning East Gippsland for a weekend of cultural, artistic and culinary entertainment. It promises to be a feast of enjoyment!
From the sell-out Feast of St Nicholas to the animated bustle of market stalls, cooking demonstra..
Totem Onelove Group, Hardware, Onelove, Nova, inthemix, Channel [V], Mixmag and Rdio are pleased to announce the highly anticipated Stereosonic lineup. Returning in 2013 as a two-day festival across the country, Stereosonic promises to create an expe..
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|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.
|Carols in Canterbury Gardens|
Come and join the community picnic atmosphere starting at 6.30 with an animal farm and face painting (free).
We also have available to purchase sausage sizzle, strawberries and cream, hot and cold drinks, and of course candles and glow products.
|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. ..
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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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|Wiggle Cycling Series | Bendigo Belter |
Now in it's second year, make your Summer riding easy with the Wiggle Bendigo Belter.
Date: 8th December
Location: Beischer Park, Reservoir Rd, Strathdale
Start Time: 07:00am
Course Options: Epic (156km), Classic (125km) and Fun (72km)
Garage Sales | Car Boot Sales
|Melbourne Garage Sales | Today!|
Get out early and hit the Garage Sales on in Melbourne today courtesy of Street Garage Sales.
Listed for both Saturday and Sunday, there are garage sales listed in the following Melbourne surburbs..
Abbotsford Airport West Albert Park Alphingt..
Historical Locations & Tours
|Abbotsford Convent Guided Tours|
Fascinating guided tours of the Abbotsford Convent arts, cultural, and education precinct occur every Sunday afternoon at 2pm.
The Abbotsford Convent is steeped in history and interest. For over a century, the precinct housed a closed order of Goo..
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..
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Markets | Art, Craft & General
|Aireys Inlet Community Market|
Aireys Inlet Community & Farmers' Market
Aireys Inlet Community Market is a community-owned authentic farmers market specialising in fresh produce, locally made goodies, and art & craft.
With a cosy indoor/outdoor setting, the Aireys Inlet Com..
|Akoonah Park Market|
Come along and grab a bargain a the Akoonah Park market which comes alive every Sunday for produce, craft and variety market.
The Akoonah Park Committee of Management conduct a very popular weekly market from their main buildings and surrounds at..
|Ararat Trash 'N' Treasure Market|
Ararat Market is a long established indoor/outdoor market with a variety of stalls, ranging from second hand goods, bric-a-brac, to hand made crafts, soy wax candles, plants, clothing and much more. All proceeds go to local charities.
The market i..
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Markets | Farmers Food & Produce
|Ararat Seasonal Farmers' Market|
Sample the regions finest gourmet produce at Ararat Farmers' Market.
Listen to live music underneath century old oaks, while you sample the region's finest produce including fruit and vegetables, cheeses, wines, regional beers, organice herbs, b..
|Bendigo Farmers' Market|
The Bendigo Farmers Market is on every second Sunday (except major event days) at the Prince of Wales Showgrounds.
As part of the Bendigo Showgrounds Market, enjoy fresh produce.
Location: Bendigo Showgrounds - Holmes Road Bendigo
* We have..
|Flemington Farmers' Market|
Flemington Farmers' Market is open every Sunday for fresh, seasonal produce at Mt Alexander Secondary College.
We offer the best in seasonal produce direct from farmers and producers situated all over Victoria. The Flemington Farmers Market is Me..
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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.
|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..
|Australian National Aviation Museum|
The Australian National Aviation Museum contains the finest collection of Australian made and designed aircraft, as well as the broadest collection, with representative types covering the development of air travel and military aviation within Austral..
|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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|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..
|Black Rock House | Open Day|
Every Sunday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, historic Black Rock House situated at 34 Ebden Avenue, Black Rock is open for public inspection.
Built in 1856 by Victoria's first Auditor-General, Charles Hotson Ebden as a seaside holiday residence, Black ..
|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 ..
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Performing Arts | Theatre | Opera
|A Very Switched On Twistmas|
Deck the dancehall with great balls of fire, because twisting time is here! Join your hosts Emma Peel and Anna Go-Go for a festive sleigh-ride back in time to experience a 1960’s Christmas Party Hop you’ll never forget.
We’ve made a list. We’ve c..
|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..
|Boy Out of the Country|
“There’s more to land than real estate. There’s more to family than DNA”
A beautifully plotted play about fault lines in a rural family. The story speaks about absent fathers and manhood in a way which is familiar and yet little explored in our li..
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|Dog Shows & Trials|
Dogs Victoria presents dog show and trials every weekend throughout Victoria..
All Breeds Show
For further events or to learn more about any of the listed disciplines or venues, please visit www.do..
|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..
|Vicnet | vicnet.net.au | Closing Down|
Connecting communities through information technology
Vicnet is hosted and managed by Vicnet, a division of the State Library of Victoria
Over the last 12 months, the State Library of Victoria has undertaken a review of our web hosting..
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|Carisbrook Rail Revival Rally|
Event: Walk the Line for Rail Revival Rally
Date: Sunday, 8 December 2013
Location: Carisbrook Railway Station
Contact : Noel Laidlaw Mobile: 0448 568 429
|International Human Rights Day 2013|
International Human Rights Day 2013
Demand justice for the Yamatji duo
and all victims of human rights abuses
Come to a speak out against
racist and sexist double standards
in the legal system
The Yamatji community is appealing for all who..
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..
|eBay’s Sunday Sales |
In the lead up to Christmas, eBay is making it easier for Australians to find the perfect gifts for their loved ones at great value with their Sunday Holideals.
This Sunday, 8th December, the world's largest online marketplace is putting some..
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-..
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Seminars | Lectures | Talks
|Speakers Forum | Soapbox Oratory|
Every Sunday afternoon, soapbox orators take turns speaking on various topics from differing viewpoints on the State Library Lawns.
Questions, comments, heckling and interjections are welcome. Participation is free, and would-be speakers are en..
|ISAF Sailing World Cup 2013|
The bay comes alive when the world’s best Olympic class sailors return to Port Phillip to kick off Victoria’s summer of sailing at this year’s ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne from December 1 – 8, 2013 on the road to Rio 2016.
|ISAF Sailing World Cup | Kiteboarding|
SPECTATORS GO FREE
The ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne continues to embrace emerging sports with kiteboarding returning to the event as part of the Invited Class Program. The event will welcome some of the best Australian and international comp..
Melbourne Dodgeball is Melbourne's Premier Dodgeball League!
Ready... Set... Dodgeball!
That's right folks, dodgeball isn't just for the playground anymore! This is a game anyone can play, and everyone should play (well at least we think so any..
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|Geelong Swap Meet|
This event will cater for all makes and models of vintage, veteran and classic vehicles with an araea set aside for display vehicles and vehicles for sale, plus new and used tools and workshop equipment,new and used performance equipment and all type..
|Technology Computer Markets|
There are  computer markets on this weekend!
Saturday 7th December 2013
Bundoora | RMIT Netball & Sports Centre
Corner of Mckimmies & Plenty Rd’s
On the RMIT West Campus.
Sunday 8th December 2013
Northcote Town ..
|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..
|Coxy's Big Break|
Coxy's Big Break on Channel 7 is a travel show where you can find great things to do from the comfort of your armchair. Take a break around Australia and beyond with Coxy.
Former rock'n'roll drummer and raconteur Geoff 'Coxy' Cox presents fun-fil..
Postcards is a half-hour show about Victoria on Sundays at 5.30pm on Channel 9 showing off the treasure trove that is Victoria.
Join the Postcards team as they scour the state uncovering new and exciting things to see and do.
The team: Rebecca ..
|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..
|Alexandra Timber Train | 2nd Sunday|
Train services are a steam-hauled train on the second Sunday and a diesel-hauled service on the fourth Sunday of every month. Diesel locomotives replace steam on days of Total Fire Ban.
When you visit don't forget to call in to see the refurbished..
|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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|Melbourne Trivia Nights|
Melbourne Trivia Co host Melbourne's most popular trivia quiz events.
Melbourne Trivia has a reputation for presenting funny and enjoyable trivia events around Victoria. We’re proud that the most frequent comment we hear about our events is how pr..
|Quiz Meisters Trivia|
Quiz Meisters run entertaining trivia nights at various venues..
The Elsternwick @ 8:00PM
With the rampaging Robert Chislett
259 Brighton Rd, Elwood
(03) 9531 3218
The Skinny Dog @ 7:30PM
With the devilish Dave Warneke
|Trivia @ Campari House|
Quiz Meisters presents hilarious challenges and mind-bending questions in a relaxed and social setting at Campari House.
Get a team together, or just join in yourself.
It's free to get involved!
Tuesdays @ 6:00PM
With the fairly fair Dave ..
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Workshops | Classes & Clinics
|Make a Hand-Painted Silk Scarf | One Day Short Course|
In this workshop, skilful silk-painter Ida Suod will guide you through the process of creating your own beautifully hand-painted silk scarf. It is a sensual way of self-expression and a perfect way to create personalised unique gifts. You will learn ..
|Paint Your Own Christmas Ornaments |
Have you ever experienced Pottery Painting?
Glaze It in Elsternwick offers a unique artistic experience in ceramics for the whole family. Everyone is guaranteed to have fun. Our ready to paint pottery pieces are waiting for you to decorate and tu..
Worship | Faith | Spiritual Events
|Eckankar Worship Service|
Each ECK Worship Service focuses on an aspect of Eckankar. They feature a reading from the ECK works, singing HU, a love song to God, talks and panel or group discussions of spiritual principles at work in everyday life.
The service lasts about an..
|Sunday Service @ St Michael's|
St Michael's is a unique Christian presence in the city of Melbourne. It offers a wide variety of experiences for growth and change.
It is a place which affirms and encourages the best expression of who you are and who you can be, through relevan..
|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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