Today | Thursday 17th April 2014..
Events listed below are happening in Melbourne today..
On ANZAC Day, ceremonies are held in towns and cities across the nation to acknowledge and remember the service of our veterans.
Most of the funds are raised through the sale of ANZAC badges. The badges are available in different denominations fro..
|Drawtism | Play Pictionary for Autism|
Drawtism is a fun fundraising concept that Alpha created and has been running since 2008. Utilising the game Pictionary, participants have a glimpse into the significant challenges experienced by people living with Autism.
Like Alpha’s essentia..
|Profiterole Funds to Good Friday Appeal|
During the month of April the Clarion Hotel on Canterbury is offering delicious profiterole desserts for $10 in Oliver’s Restaurant.
Each year the Good Friday Appeal brings together people from all parts of the community to raise much needed funds..
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|Acting, Drama & Public Speaking Classes|
Super Speak run weekly drama skills classes for children aged 6 - 17 years.
Our classes combine a structured and fun mix of practical drama skills (such role playing, script work, improvisation & characterisation) and speaking skills (such as voi..
|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..
|Age-Less 2 : GAME ON|
A Melbourne Comedy Festival event presented by Darebin Arts' Loudmouth.
Winner Best Kids Show 2013 Sydney Fringe Festival (for Grossed out Game Show)
AGE-LESS 2: GAME ON is a show about games. All types of games. Whether it’s the latest in 3D-4..
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|Circus Latino | Caulfield|
Circus Latino is a dynamic and exciting show that thrills and captivates audiences of all ages.
Featuring talented performers from Argentina and Australia, you will be amazed at our daring aerial acts, marvel at the tricks performed with fire, ho..
|Circus Royale | Hoppers Crossing|
An International Daredevil and Multimillion Dollar Circus and Animal Spectacular under the Mighty Big Top!!
Every seat a comfortable chair. Limited VIP and Ringside Chairs.
Damian Syred’s All New 2014 Circus Royale!!
Aerial Daredevil John..
|Eroni's Circus | Sunbury|
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 ..
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|3, 2, 1… Impro! Off the Wall|
Exploding Heads Impro BLASTS onto stage with a different show every night!
3,2,1...Impro: Off The Wall is a wildly fun hour of short scenes and games created in front of your very eyes...all inspired by graffiti collected from around Melbourne.
|Adam Richard | Gaypocalypse|
Zombies are coming. And they’re fabulous.
Adam Richard (Spicks and Specks) is returning to The Melbourne International Comedy Festival for his first solo show since 2007.
Are there boatloads of gay zombies trying to enter Australia illegally?
|Advertising Death by George Glass|
Advertising Death is a twisted black comedy about two brothers who own a funeral home.
Facing deadlines from the bank the brothers are offered the funeral of a life-time (pardon the pun), giving them the opportunity to make more money they could ..
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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..
|Our Community Matters | Donation Hub|
Monday, 7 April 2014 to Sunday, 20 April 2014
Forest Hill Chase | Our Community Matters
Forest Hill Chase has partnered with local philanthropic organisation Whitehorse Community Chest, which helps local charities and welfare agencies serving pe..
|Win Your Dream Holiday|
Where would you go if you won a Dream Holiday to the value of $8,000?
Enter now and let Melbourne Public Bar & Restaurant in South Wharf make your holiday dreams a reality.
|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 ..
|Bessie's Blues Bar|
Collingwood’s Agent 284 Restaurant & Cocktail Bar is set to sing the Blues.
Featuring live Blues bands and DJs every Thursday at Agent 284!
A fully licensed bar complete with a large variety of local microbrews and ciders (not an imported bee..
|Daryl Braithwaite | LIVE at Melbourne Public|
With a career spanning over 30 years and set to release his brilliant new mini-album, FOREVER THE TOURIST; the legendary Daryl Braithwaite returns to the Melbourne Public stage this Easter Thursday April 17 2014.
We welcome Daryl and his band back..
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Conferences | Conventions
|Monash Art Design & Architecture Seminar | Free|
MADA (Monash Art, Design and Architecture) is throwing open its doors to the public for a range of informative and free discussions around art, design and architecture.
At Monash seminar attendees will gain insight into courses and careers across..
|Dracula's Cabaret 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, slic..
|Faulty Towers | The Dining Experience|
Australia’s much fêted tribute to the BBC’s best-loved sitcom continues to tour at home and abroad. Its 2014 is packed with appearances in over 20 countries from Iceland to Bahrain, as well as two return runs at Sydney Opera House and an on-going Lon..
|Food Trucks @ The Emerald Peacock|
The Emerald Peacock is thrilled to announce a new culinary concept and collaboration.
Experience the food truck phenomenon in our cocktail lounge or on the rooftop!
It’s fair to say that some of Melbourne’s best grub now comes on wheels an..
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Exhibitions | Art & Photo
|5 New Installations for Film | Andy Robertson|
2 – 19 April, 2014
5 New Installations for Film
5 New Installations for Film takes a recent series of dense, highly immersive installation works, made up of photographs, video, text and found objects, and condenses them into a 2..
|Aboriginal Art Exhibition and Sale|
After weeks of negotiations, we are delighted to announce The Sandpit's first exhibition – selected artworks from the Aboriginal and Modern Art Gallery of Australia’s (AMAGOA) extensive collection.
As well as representing over 60 artists from Cent..
22 March 2014 - 26 April 2014
Venue: Arts Project Australia
Opening: 22 March 2014, from 3-5pm
Animals can serve as a reminder to us of our primal beginnings; they remain elusive, mysterious and belong to a different world.
People have long ..
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Exhibitions | Expo | Launch
|A Conspiracy of Cartographers|
A conspiracy of cartographers: a series of book sculptures
Leading book sculptor Nicholas Jones created a fantastic new body of sculptural works inspired by the groundbreaking atlas Terrarum Orbis Theatrum by Abraham Ortelius (1574), as part of hi..
|A walk through French cinema|
Photo exhibition of French cinema's biggest icons.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Alliance Française French Film Festival, the Alliance Francaise de Melbourne is delighted to present a series of twenty-four portraits of some of the..
|Animal Art Studio|
THE COMMUNITY COMES TOGETHER TO PRESENT THE ANIMAL ART STUDIO EXHIBITION
Eastland is proud to announce that it will be the exclusive location for the Animal Art Studio Exhibition. The Animal Art Studio is an exhibition of life-size animals that ha..
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|Words by the Bay | Bayside Literary Series|
New! 2014 Bayside Literary Series 'Words by the Bay'
Friday 14 February - Monday 16 June
In 2014 Bayside Library Service begins its exciting new program of literary events and workshops.
Instead of a festival format as in previous years the ..
|World's Annual Easter Music Festival|
5 days of live original acts from Melbourne's top local artists.
Thu 17th – Mon 21st April
Over 20 of original acts from Melbourne’s top local artists!
Films Festivals & Showing
|Ghostbusters | Sunset Cinema|
Ghostbusters has been postponed to Thursday 17 April 2014.
Come along and have a great night with friends watching one of the most iconic movies of the 80’s!
While also paying homage to Harold Ramis, a man who defined 80’s comedies as well as ..
|Outside-in Cinema: Rome on Film|
Come and watch a series of free films where the city of Rome is also the star!
- Federico Fellini's La dolce vita (1960), starring Anita Ekberg.
Book now for Thursday 13 March.
- Woody Allen's To Rome with love (2012), starring Alec Baldwin...
|What's Showing @ IMAX|
IMAX at Melbourne Museum provides you with the ultimate movie going experience on the world's 3rd largest screen.
IMAX has reopened with a new screen, sound system and twin IMAX digital projectors.
What's showing at IMAX this week
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|Corporate Challenge | Lunchtime Sports|
Want to incorporate fun, fitness and team building into your working week?
These are only a handful of benefits that teams experience in the lunchtime sports competition, the Corporate Challenge.
Sports on offer include netball, soccer, baske..
|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..
|Rotary Club of Collingwood|
Rotary Club of Collingwood meets Thursday at 12-30pm for 1-00 pm Leinster Arms Hotel, 66 Gold Street Collingwood 3066.
The Rotary Club of Collingwood distributes the “The Original” Plum Pudding, Whisky Cake and Shortbread Biscuit Project.
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..
|Bulleen Plaza Market|
Bulleen Plaza now has Market Day on the third Thursday of every month, come into Bulleen Plaza and enjoy the buzzing atmosphere and great products.
|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'..
|Collingwood Estate Fruit and Vegie Market|
The Collingwood Estate Fruit and Vegie Market runs every Thursday, rain, hail or shine, behind the Atherton Gardens Old Milk Bar.
An innovative idea to set up two Community Food Markets has brought fresh fruit and vegetables to the residents of h..
Footscray Market is a large indoor market with a large range of produce and general goods opposite Footscray Railway Station.
This frenetic covered food market is laden with seductive produce: you'll find lotus flowers, pigs' ears, coriander and ..
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Motor Sports | Auto Events
|Gippsland Vehicle Collection Motor Museum|
The Gippsland Vehicle Collection Motor Museum in Maffra has an outstanding rotating display of interesting vehicles, including veteran, classic, transport and auto memorabilia.
Every four months Gippsland Vehicle Collection Motor Museum hold a spe..
|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..
|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..
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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..
|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
|Burlesque Cabaret @ Bohemia Club|
At Bohemia, there is something for every taste, from the sublime to the ridiculous, the base to the refined. Laughter and horror, joy and tears, sin and sensuality. Music, Dance, Cabaret, Burlesque, Circus and Art for Art’s sake!
|Day of The Dead|
Laughing Girl Productions presents
Cath Styles in
Day Of The Dead
The Downstairs Lounge at The Swanston Hotel
195 Swanston Street,
Death's a bitch. Then you die!
On a winning streak of not losing people, Death sucker punched Ca..
|Henson Alternative's Puppet Up! Uncensored|
Henson Alternative's Puppet Up! Uncensored
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014
The world-famous The Jim Henson Company returns to Australia for a national tour!
They don't talk this way on any street or avenue we've heard of!
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|3000 Melbourne Magazine | April|
With monthly issues distributed free to the public across Melbourne's CBD & Docklands 3000 Melbourne Magazine covers a diverse range of local news events high profile interviews as well as regular business and wellbeing sections.
3000 Melbourne M..
|Australian Heritage Week 2014|
Australian Heritage Week is an annual national celebration of Australia’s unique heritage. It is an opportunity for all Australians to join together to celebrate our shared and special heritage.
In 2014, Australian Heritage Week will run from Satu..
The delightful Federation Bells are located in Birrarung Marr park behind Federation Square in Melbourne.
Federation Bells comprise 39 upturned bells cast in bronze alloys and range from 500 grams to 1.2 tonnes.
Following a recent refurbishme..
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|Massive Book Warehouse Clearance Sale|
Collingwood’s longest-running bookstore, Social Club Books, is open over Easter weekend and offering quality books cheaper than most Easter treats.
Social Club Books (SCB), a 30-year-old warehouse bookshop located on Collingwood’s Keele Street, is..
|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..
Seminars | Lectures | Talks
|Social Research Institute |
Social Research Institute launch
'Communities in Control: Building Capacity for Progressive Change'
5pm, Thursday 17th April 2014
Location: Union House, The University of Melbourne
|Rip Curl Pro 2014|
Witness legendary surfers carve it up at Victoria's famous Bells Beach, in the world's longest-running pro surfing contest.
The Rip Curl Pro is the world's longest running and most prestigious professional surfing contest. The Rip Curl Pro will t..
|31 Questions | TV Gameshow | FREE Audience Tix|
It's the TV trivia game show all the cool kids are ignoring!
Come watch RMITV film Season 3 of 31 Questions for C31.
Join David M. Green, Anthony McCormack and Sophie Loughran as trivia questions, points and fabulous prizes are distributed to ..
|AFL Footy @ Channel 9|
Channel 9 in Melbourne returns with its coverage of the 2014 A.F.L. Football season.
Nine footy shows include..
--> Footy Classified (Mondays),
--> Footy Show (Thursdays) @ 8.30pm | Sam's Mailbag, Street Talk & Almost Footy Legends
|Audience Required | TV Shows|
Television shows seeking studio audiences in Melbourne...
Join the audience of the following television shows:
ABC - Spicks and Specks - Join in the musical madness.
Channel 7 - not at present
Channel 9 - Millionaire Hot Seat | *FREE* T..
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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 ..
|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..
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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 current venues running weekly pub trivia nights in Melbourne.
Monday night trivia
The Joint Bar – 8pm pub trivia
35 Elizabeth St, Melbourne
(03) 9620 5100
The Hawthorn 8pm
|Melbourne Trivia | Quiz Night|
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..
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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..
|Introductory Wine Course|
Enjoy wine but know little about it. Want to learn about wine but not sure where to get that knowledge? Well here is the answer.
Blake's Feast presents one of Australia's most respected and knowledgeable wine experts and educators in Grant Van E..
|Photography Course for Children | 15-18yrs|
The Basic & Creative Digital Photography (Level 101) course is our most popular short course at PHOTOIMAGE photography college.
However, we realise that it is sometimes difficult for secondary school students to learn amongst adults and during th..
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Worship | Faith | Spiritual Events
Religious days and holidays for 2014 celebrated in Melbourne.
Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Christian
Feast of St Basil - Orthodox Christian
Gantan-sai (New Years) - Shinto
Holy Name of Je..
|Maundy Thursday at St Michael's|
On Maundy Thursday, April 17, Dr Francis Macnab, Executive Minister at St Michael's, will speak on "Staying steady in the face of anxiety".
|Regular Buddhist Meditation and Talks|
Are you looking for an opportunity to learn more about Buddhism and meditation?
Come and join us for our regular buddhist meditation sessions every Tuesday and Thursday at the Diamond Way Buddhist Meditation Centre at Albert Park beach.
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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..
Yarra Valley's Pioneer Working Farm
Gulf Station began in the 1840’s as part of a 25,000 acre run known as the Gulf. The Bell family began their lives here in the late 1840’s and the homestead and outbuildings are a part of the legacy that the fa..
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