Welcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for Tuesday March 23 to Monday March 29, 2010.
This week... the Melbourne International Comedy Festival takes to the stage, offering many a giggle with its enormous program of performances and theatre, while Lonsdale Street will play host to the Greek Antipodes Festival offering a free day of entertainment, food and music.
And on a further cultural note, you’ll also find Federation Square holding its free La Faya Festival, which celebrates the culture of the Mauritians, Rodriguans and Seychellois. Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of such things, just go along on the day, have fun, and be glad you have three new words for Scrabble... ;)
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival returns with a great program of performances by some of the best entertainers from Australia and overseas. With shows for people of all ages at various venues in Melbourne, the festival offers comedy, circus, theatre and more.
When: March 24 to April 18
Banyule Festival Weekend, held at Warringal Parklands in Heidelberg, provides two fantastic days of fun for the whole family with a great line up of musical acts, the Kids' ArtyFarty Fest with a Grand Street Parade, workshops, roving performers, food and much more.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 27 & 28
The Greek Antipodes Festival sees festivities take over Melbourne’s Lonsdale Street Greek Precinct to celebrate all things Greek. A free event, the festival will feature a live performance by Greece’s beloved songstress, Glykeria, along with local performers, food and more.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 27 & 28
The Mt Eliza Weekender Festival, held at the local football grounds, holds a weekend of fun for people of all ages with rides, attractions, showbags, entertainers, stilt walkers, stage performers and a giant market section showcasing goods from over 200 Penninsula traders.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 27 & 28
The La Faya Festival, held in Federation Square, showcases the rich culture of Mauritians, Rodriguans and Seychellois with a day that features colourful and exotic entertainment. A celebration of Cultural Diversity in harmony, the day is one full of food, music, dance and fun.
When: Sunday March 28
The Apollo Bay Music Festival, one of Victoria’s most celebrated music events, offers a wonderfully diverse mix of music and artists with a program that also features special events, market stalls, roving entertainers and workshops. Headlining acts this year include Kasey Chambers.
When: March 26 to 28
Holy Week will see, for the first time in over 40 years, all the traditional Latin ceremonies of Holy Week celebrated by a Bishop in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, the traditional form in Latin. The official centre for the events, which include concerts, is St Aloysius' Church, in Caulfield.
When: March 28 to April 5
The St Kilda Busking Festival offers a fantastic look at the colourful entertainment on offer from Melbourne’s hidden artists. With fun performances held on Sundays between 1pm and 4 pm, the free entertainment offers colourful, bizarre and hilarious entertainment for the whole family.
When: Sundays Until April 18 – St Kilda Sea Baths
The Lara Food & Wine Festival, held at Lara’s historic Pirra Homestead, showcases the delicious local produce on offer with exhibitors including wine and cheese makers, olive oil and organic food producers, honey farmers and more with guests able to lunch on homestead’s lawns.
When: Sunday March 28
The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, one of Australia’s most celebrated culinary festivals, returns with yet another tasty program of events that showcase the best that Victoria has to offer with the spotlight on food, culinary skills, winemaking, international guests and much more.
When: Ends Tuesday March 23
The Melbourne Queer Film Festival held at various cinemas, returns with a fantastic program of the latest and greatest in queer feature films. With documentaries and shorts from Australia and overseas, the festival also includes special guests, panel discussions and more.
When: March 17 to 28
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Lajos Czuczor, known to Melburnians as "Lolly", was a much loved addition to Melbourne’s rail system with a reputation for lightening a journey with performances on violin. The retired engineer passed away at the age of 89 on Saturday March 13, embarking on a journey of his own, while our own travels on the train will now never be the same.
School Holiday Guide
Check out our School Holiday Guide for all the latest on what to do with the kids during the Autumn School Holidays running from March 27 to April 11. The holiday guide offers some of the best things to do over the holiday period for the young and young at heart, with events, tours and holiday care programs… all in marvellous Melbourne!
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Wonderland Fun Park is a sensational new fun park located at Harbour Town Shopping Centre in Docklands. Offering many rides and attractions throughout the year, the venue features family favourites like the Dodgem Cars, Giant Slide, Grand Carousel, trampolines and much more.
When: Open Daily During School Holidays
Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show
Endless Perspectives, held at St Kilda’s Obscura Gallery, is an exhibition that comprises of work by three photographers who offer an insight into the lives of others both here and overseas. Among the featured artists is Jenny Hodge, whose photos examine the Sikh Community in Melbourne.
When: March 21 to April 18
Taim Mi Lukim is an exhibition of colour and black and white work from both established and emerging Papua New Guinean artists. Held at Melbourne’s Broodbox Gallery, the featured works contrast the traditional aspects of the country with gradual changes over the years.
When: Until Monday March 29
Voices, showing at Chapel off Chapel in Prahran, showcasing artwork developed during art therapy as part of TaskForce’s Imagine a Life program, which assists the disadvantaged. Using drawings, painting, photography and installation, the works invite people to view life from a new perspective.
When: March 23 to April 9
Flock, an exhibition held at RMIT’s First Site Gallery in Swanston Street, showcases excellence in fashion and textile design by students. With an emphasis on the handmade, the show features beautiful textiles and gorgeous garments that explore the theme of birds using diverse mediums.
When: Until March 27 - Tuesdays to Saturdays
Vestiges, an exhibition held at Forty Five Downstairs in Flinders Lane, features works by Jo Daniell, whose photographs of the Outback explore its timelessness. Looking at the landscape in a Pre-European way, the works present an awareness of nature, art and the essence of landscape.
When: Until March 27 – Tuesdays to Saturdays
Australia’s Muslim Cameleers, a special exhibition on loan from the South Australian Museum at the Immigration Museum, showcases the Pioneers of the Inland during the 1860s to 1930s when the cameleers' small Muslim community were a feature of Australian outback towns.
When: Until September 19 - Open Daily
Figment, presented as part of the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival by e.g.etal in Flinders Lane, is a unique ‘mythical’ exhibition showcasing the work of seven contemporary jewellery designers who’ve drawn on personal memories of a treasured fable or myth to produce new works.
When: Until March 31
Simply Madonna, on display at Chadstone, offers an exclusive look at the wardrobe of the iconic singer. With clothing curated from the world’s largest private collection of Madonna costumes and artefacts, it includes the pink ‘Material Girl’ dress and a stunning ball gown from Evita.
When: Until April 4
Status Anxiety, showing at the Monash Gallery of Art in Wheelers Hill, is an exhibition of photography by Lyra, an artist whose work is influenced by her background in film. The exhibition explores society’s pressures on women to conform to ideals as presented by fashion magazines.
When: Until April 11 – Tuesday to Sunday
Palimpsest, held at the historic Firestation Print Gallery in Armadale, is an exhibition of the latest photography work by Rachael Delmenico and Marie Watt. Along with the art displays, there’s also the opportunity during the exhibition to go 'behind the scenes' in the working studio.
When: Until April 11 - Tuesday to Sunday
Hidden Facets is a collaborative exhibition that brings together the creativity of jeweller, Katherine Wheeler and print maker and bookbinder, Abby Seymour. Capturing the subtle yet dynamic bond between each artist’s work, the exhibition is held at Bourke Street’s Hand Held Gallery. When: Until April 3 - Monday to Saturday
Ron Mueck, an Australian sculptor whose work has long made a great impact on the world of international contemporary art, will be featured at Melbourne’s NGV International with an astounding exhibition of his hyperreal sculptures that eerily capture the human form.
When: Until April 18 - Wednesday to Monday
Australian Moderns, presented by Cyclone in South Melbourne, is an exhibition that showcases original works by some of Australia’s most famous and prominent artists. With works available for sale, the exhibition includes artworks by Arkley, Blackman, Boyd, Gleeson and Perceval.
When: Until April 3 – Tuesdays to Saturdays
Spun Light, showing at the Stonnington Service Centre located at Malvern Town Hall, is an exhibition of photography that uses the camera to capture light at a particular moment in time, at times with the light in movement, while at others the camera alone moves, capturing playful images.
When: Until April 16 – Mondays to Fridays
QUEEN – The Unseen Archive, a special presentation held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, is a world premiere exhibition that showcases a fascinating blend of photographs and memorabilia related to the legendary English rock band Queen, providing a rare insight into the iconic band.
When: Until April 11
'til you drop, held at the State Library of Victoria, is a free exhibition that celebrates Melbourne’s passion for shopping, from the Paris end of Collins Street to the local corner store. The exhibition features historic photographs and nostalgic items on display such as wartime ration cards and more.
When: Until October 31
Expos, Launches & Lectures
The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, held at the heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, is Australia's biggest horticulture event with over 500 exhibitors, beautiful gardens designed especially for the show, celebrity guests and much more.
When: Wednesday to Sunday, March 24 to 28
The Medieval Mind, Body & Soul Expo, held at Upwey Community Hall, is a chance to come and enjoy festivities that showcase alternative healing and spiritualism with a range of stalls and entertainment that includes spirit artists, crystals, tarot readers, giftware, crystals and much more.
When: Sunday March 28
Performances & Theatre
A Dinner to Die For, held at the Retreat Hotel in Abbotsford, is a wickedly funny Murder Mystery Dinner set in 1928 as Lord Quinten Daventry hosts his party bash. Dinner guests are allocated a role and encouraged to indulge their inner artiste by dressing and behaving in character.
When: Saturday March 27 – Bookings Required
Alzheimer's the Musical, presented by Prospect Productions, is a night to remember with the lively residents of the Jurassic Park Retirement Village, where the motto is ‘never say die’ and growing old disgracefully is the only way to go. Performances are held in Prahran.
When: March 23 to April 11 – Wednesday to Sunday
Master & Servant, performed at the Old Courthouse in Geelong, is a 30 minute rotating performance that examines human relationships, the exercise of power and status, and how this can be altered. A metaphoric, intimate experience, audience members are invited to sit at the Master’s table.
When: March 25, 26, 27 & April 1, 2, 3
Vincent Lyce's Final Curtain, held at the Queens Loft in Southbank, is an evening of interactive entertainment with guests having the option to participate in the show and be part of the drama, playing a character themselves in the macabre mix of comedy and mystery served with dinner.
When: Thursday March 25
At the Sans Hotel, a theatrical performance inspired by the events surrounding Cornelia Rau, is a production that moves from sadness to humour as it studies the terror of loneliness and indecision. Written by Nicola Gunn, performances are held at Theatre Works Theatre in St Kilda.
When: Until March 27 - Tuesday to Saturday
Sinbad, performed for a limited season by Altona City Theatre, sees the classic tale of adventure given a very skewed twist with the people's hero and his trusty crew, Abu, Mustapha and Auntie Frank, thwarting the plans of Al Capone. Performances are held at the Altona Theatre.
When: Friday to Sunday, March 19 to 28 & April 9 to 17
As You Like It, presented by Winterfall Theatre, gives the classic play by Shakespeare an 80’s twist with mascara, fluorescent lipstick and new romantic fashions. Performed at The Theatre Husk in Northcote, it features recent graduates from schools that include London’s Globe Theatre.
When: Until April 4 – Thursdays to Sundays
The Fate of Franklin & His Gallant Crew is an unusual piece of theatre with performances held at a secret location in Northcote. Presented by the acclaimed performance group, Four Larks, the play is a junkyard opera that fuses theatre, installation, live music, spectacle and rum.
When: Wednesday to Saturday, March 24 to 27
Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth is a performance by PMD Productions that uses two of Shakespeare’s most well known plays to turn language on its head. Written by Tom Stoppard, the theatre pieces use irreverent and absurdist dialogue to highlight issues of liberty and freedom.
When: Until March 27 – Wednesday to Saturday
Grease The Musical, presented by Fab Nobs Theatre, captures the spirit of the film with the classic love story at Rydell High featuring the iconic songs Such as “You're The One That I Want” that made the movie the hit it still is today. Performances are held at The Fab Factory in Bayswater.
When: Until Saturday March 27
CATS, the best-known and best loved musical the world has ever known, returns to Melbourne for a limited run with performances held at the Regent Theatre. Composed by the legendary Andrew Lloyd Webber, the hit musical features inspired choreography and stunning costumes.
When: Until Sunday March 28
Three Steps Forward is a performance of three short plays written by Paul Spinks and directed by Bronwyn Dunston. Held at the Australian Centre Of Performing Arts in North Melbourne, the plays combine theatre and film to interweave three stories that examine three very different lives.
When: Fridays to Sundays During March
Madagascar, presented by Melbourne Theatre Company, is an intriguing performance set in the room of a hotel in Rome where three versions of a story are told at three different times. Starring Nicholas Bell, Noni Hazlehurst and Asher Keddie, it’s playing at the Fairfax Studio of the Arts Centre.
When: Until Sunday March 27
MAMA MIA! the hit musical that’s inspired by the songs of ABBA, returns to Melbourne for a limited time with performances held at Her Majesty's Theatre. The romantic comedy follows a young girl whose efforts to meet her father reunite her mother with three lovers from the past.
When: Until May 30
Cabaret & Burlesque
Unexpected! is a solo variety show by Jenny Wynter that combines stand-up, cabaret, storytelling, musical, improvised theatre and character comedy. With a deeply personal story about adventures in the unexpected. the performances will be held at GasWorks in Albert Park.
When: March 23 to April 18
Red Door Burlesque will be performing at the stylish Order of Melbourne in Swanston Street. Offering the finest in burlesque, vaudeville and circus, the night includes seductive tunes from DJ Emma Peel, saucy pinup girls, and death-defying aerial acts performed right above your table.
When: Sunday March 28
Classical, Choral & Recitals
Al Di Meola, performing at Hamer Hall of the Arts Centre, blends world, folk, jazz, classical, and tango music with Middle Eastern overtones. With a mix of sophisticated rhythms and haunting melodies, Al Di Meola is known as one of the most prominent virtuosos in modern jazz.
When: Thursday March 25
Haydn The Bold, Haydn the Beautiful, held at Forty Five Downstairs in Flinders Lane, is a performance by Ironwood, Australia’s historically informed ensemble. The story of Haydn’s little heard Opus 20 quartets and Opus 77 quartets, the beautiful performance is a dramatic musical journey.
When: Thursday March 25 - 7:30pm
The Maroondah Symphony Orchestra, a community orchestra that is based in Ringwood, will beholding their first concert for the year at Luther College Chapel in Croydon. The performance will include works by Mendelssohn, Elgar and Bizet with excerpts of Jeux d’Enfants.
When: Sunday March 28 – 2:30pm
Passiontide Reflections, held at the Melbourne Recital Centre, is a special Palm Sunday concert for Passiontide and Lent. With sublime music written for the season and performed by Royal Melbourne Philharmonic Choir and Orchestra, it features a superb cast of Australian soloists.
When: Sunday March 28 - 7pm
Entertainment & Nightlife
Earth Hour Unplugged, held at Melbourne Zoo, celebrates the uniquely green event with a performance in the lush surrounds of the Zoo gardens with this year’s line up featuring Tim Rogers and Band, Wagons and Blackchords. Selected wildlife viewing will also be held during the evening.
When: Saturday March 27 - 5.30 to 9.30pm
Miss Kimba and the Gin Remedy will be appearing at the Paris Cat, one of Melbourne's Premier Jazz Clubs and voted one of the best World music venues in Australia. Performing jazz to swing and Latin to soul, the group’s performances are played from the heart, with a soul that captures the stage.
When: Friday March 26
The John Montesante Quintet, performing at The Commune Café Bar, brings a hint of New York Be-Bop to Melbourne with performances that include timeless Jazz standards and improvisations by John Montesante and some of the finest, hottest Jazz players in town.
When: Every Thursday – 5:45pm to 8:45pm
The Revival Duo, performing Knox Club in Wantirna, will be playing all the greatest hits of the 60s and 70s. A unique duo from Melbourne who have played hundreds of shows throughout Victoria, the performers cover all the great hits that have been popular for decades.
When: Friday March 26
ENZYME XII, held at Collingwood’s Blue Velvet Bar, iss a night of local underground music performance, held to celebrate the release of the first Infectious Unease Radio Compilation. All proceeds from the evening go to support the non-profit work of Infectious Unease and Demus Network.
When: Friday March 28 – Doors Open 8pm
Urban Beat, presented by Club Wild, is a fully accessible night of Live Hip Hop, MCs and Breakdancing for people of disability. Hosted by Elf Tranzporter, Shea, Paul and Betty Boop, the night features Street Poetics, Big Screen visuals by Jean Poole and Club Wild Crew, prizes and more.
When: Friday March 26 - 7pm to 10pm
Spearmint Fur will be performing at at Revellers Bar North in Fitzroy to launch their debut album, Immune. All songs on the album were written, produced and recorded by performer Zadia Lenders, whose songs have been featured in the TV series Nikita and other shows on CBC in Canada.
When: Saturday March 27
Flickerfest will be held in Melbourne at Kino Cinemas as part of its national tour, showcasing a fantastic selection of short films including the Best Of Melbourne Shorts, specially curated for the Melbourne screening from the 5 Australian programmes of films from the Bondi based competition.
When: Thursday & Friday, March 25 & 26
The Rooftop Cinema flickers into action with film screenings of everything from cult favourites to new releases and documentaries, literally offering the height of entertainment with screenings held on the rooftop of Swanston Street’s Curtin House along with the rooftop bar.
When: Tuesdays to Sundays Until March 28
Sunburnt Country, presented by Marney McQueen, a performer who studied with Barry Humphries, is a comic performance that introduces Rosa the Russian Beautician. A highly sought after waxer to the stars, Rosa will be joined by other characters humorous from across Australia.
When: March 26 to April 13
Unspeakable, held at Frankston Arts Park, sees Comedy get the silent treatment with a special performance that offers a line-up of Deaf-friendly material including circus, puppetry, vaudeville and even musical comedy! All proceeds made from the night go towards helping Vicdeaf.
When: Monday March 29 - 7:30pm to 9pm
Melbourne For Kids
Rodney. Missing is the tale of John Johnson and Rodney, an African Elephant, who’ve enchanted audiences on the streets since running away from the circus when young. But with Rodney elsewhere and 11,564 kilograms of the act missing, the show at Melbourne Town Hall must go on!
When: March 27 to April 11 – Tuesday to Sunday
The Kids Summer Sessions, held at Rippon Lea House and Garden in Elsternwick, offers a day of music and fun for the whole family where you can take a picnic, relax and the kids can be entertained with face painting, crafts, performers and more at the grand 19th century estate.
When: Sunday March 28
The Maize Maze Carnival, held at the Enchanted Maze Garden in Arthurs Seat, is a chance to discover the amazing Maize Maze – the largest of its kind in the Southern hemisphere. With fun twists and turns, the impressive Maize Maze is made from more than 100,000 stalks of corn.
When: Until May 2 – Open Daily
Perry Bros Circus, Australia’s oldest circus, will be making appearances with their Big Top located in Bayswater North, offering quality entertainment to please the entire family. With wire walkers, Jugglers, Whip crackers, balancing acts and more the circus also features performing ponies and camels along with their very funny clowns.
When: Until April 11 – Bayswater North
Silvers Grand Magic Circus will be holding performances in Hoppers Crossing. Established in 1976, Silvers Grand Magic Circus offers a great show for people of all ages with performers including everything from jugglers and clowns to acrobats, international performers and more.
When: Until April 18 – Narre Warren South
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You Can Help
There are many social causes that are relevant to people from all walks of life, many of which rely on public support to better the community or assist those who are less fortunate or to benefit others. This week we ask you to consider the following…
The Lighthouse Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to empowering young people to take responsibility for their own lives. Offering a loving family environment, Lighthouse provides long-term accommodation, care and outreach to young people, who would otherwise be homeless.
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Markets, Fetes and Fairs
The St Raphael's Community Carnival in Preston offers a day for the whole family to enjoy with plenty of rides that include the Cup and Saucer ride, a Bungee challenge and more. With craft activities, markets stalls and food, the day also features an auction with signed football memorabilia.
When: Saturday March 27 – Midday to 6pm
Melbourne Market Guide
View MARKETS on any day of the week to make the most of the rare sunny days (it’s a coin toss, isn’t it!) and head to one of Melbourne's many excellent markets, fetes and fairs for a bargain!
A growing number of food, produce and even wine markets are always popping up around the suburbs. And don't forget garage sales!
Fetes Fairs & Shows
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Dining & Drink
Melbourne Aquarium’s Friday Night Drinks let’s you celebrate the start of the weekend with Cosmopolitans and peach Bellini in the stunning Antarctica exhibit before your evening continues with cocktail food and drinks throughout the whole aquarium, including the spectacular Fish Bowl.
When: Friday March 26 – Bookings Required
Dining Gift Vouchers
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Lilydale Seniors Computer Club - Free Service at Lilydale Library...
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AFL Premiership | Round 1
Richmond v Carlton - March 25 - MCG
Geelong v Essendon - March 26 – MCG
Melbourne v Hawthorn - March 27 – MCG
Bulldogs v Collingwood - March 28 - Etihad Stadium
ANZ Championships | Round 2
Melbourne Vixens v Queensland Firebirds
Sunday, 28 March - 2:50pm
Hisense Arena, Melbourne
The Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix returns to Albert Park Lake for another big year with a host of live music, bands, rides and roving entertainers along with all the action as Lewis Hamilton, Felipe Massa and other F1 elite drivers will battle it out against Australia’s own Mark Webber.
When: March 25 to 28
City of Casey Tricodes Day, Australia's biggest race day and a permanent fixture on all three racing code's calendars, is held at Cranbourne Racing Centre. With a 23 races for the day, there are 8 thoroughbred races, 8 greyhound races and 7 harness races with a race held every 15 minutes.
When: Sunday March 28
Kilmore Racing Club offers patrons a huge range of entertainment options with the centerpiece being the 50+ top class Turf and Harness Race Meetings per year.
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Saturday March 27
Republica Beach Volleyball, held at St Kilda Sea Baths, invites mixed teams of 4 to compete in a fun, entertaining atmosphere smack bang in front of one of the world's greatest DJ's. With a first in best dressed policy, each participant will receive a free refreshment from Republica.
When: Every Wednesday - 6:30pm (Fees Apply)
South Sea Roller Derby hold a Recruitment Day and Learn to skate session each week at Frankston Skateworld, located in Carrum Downs. The sessions are a chance to learn more about the Roller Derby and learn the basic skills required to begin training for one of the hottest sports in town.
When: Every Sunday - 2pm to 4pm
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Alas, Poor Yorick Club… Too Many Knew You Well
The very first literary club to be formed in Australia began in Melbourne in 1868. Formed by a group of journalists, some of which wrote for The Age and The Argus – a major paper back at this time - the group called themselves the Yorick Club, named after one of the characters in Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
The club began as an informal gathering at a café, but due to the stolid nature of the regular patrons there the founders of the club, which was considered rather avant-garde and bohemian at the time, decided to rent a room next door to the Argus office.
Originally intended as an exclusive club for members of the press, the group had to broaden their criteria for membership as there were not enough people who qualified to make up sufficient numbers.
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