What's On this Week | 3 - 9 March 2015

What's On this Week | 3 - 9 March 2015

Tuesday 3rd March 2015 to Monday 9th March 2015

Labour Day Weekend Edition - Melbourne celebrates Labour Day with a public holiday on Monday 9th March 2015.

Melburnians love March! From the 1st to the 31st of March, every day is chock full of fabulous things to do. This week is no exception with over 1,200 events in our What's On calendar including our very own Moomba Festival.

So, get up, get cracking and get out in Melbourne.

Happy days Melbourne

8+8+8 | Work Rest & Play

Labour Day

Labour Day has its origins in the eight hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Labour Day is an annual holiday celebrated in Australia resulting from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.

When: Public holiday on Monday 9th March 2015.
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Love Melbourne, Love Moomba

Moomba Festival

A celebrated part of the Melbourne events calendar for 60 years, Moomba will be back with an exciting program of events and family entertainment, making Melbourne the ideal place to be for the Labour Day long weekend.

Held over four days, the festival attracts more than one million visitors to the sun-soaked banks of the Yarra to share in the vibrancy and spirit of our much loved city.

Moomba Parade: 11am, Monday 9 March 2015
Birdman Rally: Noon, Sunday, 8th March 2015 - Yarra River, Birrarung Marr

When: 6 - 9 March 2015
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Birdman Rally

The Birdman Rally will be back for another year of splashes, spills and thrills as everyday Melburnian's dress to impress and flap to fly - or fall, all in the name of charity.

Whether it be with the assistance of a fan-dangled flying machine or simply super-hero strength, these courageous souls won't get their feathers in a fluster! Leaping into the unknown they will hurtle themselves off the Birdman platform, aiming to be the victor and 'fly' furthest into the drink of the awaiting Yarra River.

Join fellow competitors and the huge crowds who line the banks of the Yarra every year to experience the Moomba Birdman Rally spectacle. This serious fun is for a good cause, with each jumper raising money and awareness for their nominated charities.

When: Noon, Sunday, 8th March 2015
Where: Yarra River, Birrarung Marr
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Free Film | Southgate Cinema


A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.

When: Tuesday 3 March 2015 - 8pm
Where: Southgate
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As Bare As You Dare

World Naked Bike Ride

The craziest, grooviest, friendliest, happiest, most fun naked event of the year is just around the corner!

Peacefully expose the vulnerability of cyclists, humanity and nature in the face of cars, aggression, consumerism and non-renewable energy.

When: Sunday 8th March 2015
Where: The Fox Hotel 351 Wellington Street Collingwood
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Celebrating Women

GO Festival

This is Melbourne's Ultimate Girls Day Out!

Entertainment, Fashion Parades, Key Note Speakers, Fitness fun, Workshops, Presentations, Massages & Healings, time to relax and enjoy a massage, psychics and readers plus lots of shopping via our many exhibitors.

This is why this event is called GO - short for Girls ONLY because it is 100% for women.

When: 13 – 15 March, 2015
Where: Royal Exhibition Building
Bookings: Online
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Design, Innovation and the Australian Car

Shifting Gear

In a first for an Australian art institution, the National Gallery of Victoria hosts an exhibition of cars in 2015. Shifting Gear: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car presents some of our most iconic vehicles as objects of art and design.

This exhibition celebrates Australia’s important and proud history of automobile design and engineering and reflects on the heyday of the Australian car industry. It also looks to the future of the automobile industry in this country and the shift from manufacturing, which has primarily serviced a local market, to being a global contributor through specialist expertise.

When: 6 March 2015 - 12 July 2015
Where: The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia
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70th Birthday Celebration

Thomas & Friends™

Thomas & Friends™ are hosting the ultimate 70th birthday celebration at Flinders Street Station, with a huge life-sized Thomas birthday cake and pop-up shop.

Thomas & Friends™ has been a much loved character for generations of Australian boys and girls. To honour 70 years of friendship, friends of all ages are invited to join the celebrations from 1pm on 5 March to 10 March, 2015, to visit the life-size replica Thomas cake and take their photograph with the enormous creation.

Measuring over 3 metres long and 1.5 metres high, the bespoke cake is created by Christopher Montebello, founder of Melbourne bakery Let Them Eat Cake.

When: The pop-up shop will be open from 2 – 10 March, 2015 & the cake will be on display from 5 March - 10 March, 2015
Where: Flinders Street Railway Station
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High Tea

Olinda Tea House

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with family or friends over high tea @ the Olinda Tea House!

Located in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, only 50km from Melbourne, come for a nice drive and enjoy a cuppa in our beautiful contemporary building whilst being surrounded by the beautiful lush backdrops nature has to offer.

The Olinda Tea House has an amazing ambiance and will leave you with an experience which will inspire you and your guests! It is the perfect place to celebrate friendship and bring your loved ones together. Visit our website for more information.

When: Sunday 15th March 2015 - 12, 2.30 and 4.30 sittings
Where: Olinda Tea House
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Sci-Fi Convention

Con 70

Con 70 - A Retro Sci-Fi Adventure is an independently run, one-of-a-kind, non-profit science fiction convention.

The aim of the convention is to provide an opportunity for fans to come together and relive the joys of 1970s science fiction movies and TV shows over a three day long weekend.

If you ever wanted to relish the era that was the 1970s, then this is the event for you.

When: March 7-9, (Labour Day long weekend) 2015
Where: Amora Hotel Riverwalk | Richmond
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celebration of food and wine

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Celebrating its 23rd anniversary in 2015, the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is a showcase of Australian food and wine that attracts some of the world’s biggest celebrities in the world of cookery and wine.

The delicious Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will see every corner of the city hosting a lip-smacking lunch, a food-lover’s fiesta or a mouth-watering master class. Enjoy canapés and cocktails on a city rooftop or something lazy and leisurely in the city laneways.

kaleidoscopic extravaganza


THROTTLE makes for a powerful, physical and innovative show not quite like anything you have heard or seen before on Melbourne’s stages.

Set to tracks off “Muscle Drum Music “ Volumes 1 and 2…Throttle is a foot stomping ride put together with images from car racing, rocket launches, rollercoasters, dance footage, a touch of comedy and anything in between.


When: Saturday 7th March 2015
Where: Shadow Electric Open-Air Cinema | Abbotsford Convent
Bookings: Online
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This Week's Highlights

Flavour Exchange | Autumn 2015

Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival 2015

Harcourt Applefest 2015

Port Phillip Mussel Festival 2015

Sunshine Pho Fever 2015

Best Fondue Party Ever

More Festival Events

When: 27 Feb - 15 March 2015
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During The Week

Australian Toy Hobby and Licensing Fair - Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th March

Brunswick Music Festival

Bushrangers -vs- Queensland Bulls | Sheffield Shield

ChillOut Festival | Daylesford Macedon Ranges Region 6-9 March

Cinetrivia: Nova Trivia Night | Tuesday, March 3,

Family Feud | Live Studio Audience Tickets

Inverloch Jazz Festival | 6-9 March

Made 'n' Thornbury Craft Market | Friday March 6, 4-8pm

Moat Festival

Myrtleford Festival | 5-9 March

University Square Farmer's Market | Wednesday 4 March 2015

Yo Mama: Mothering in the 21st Century | Thursday 5 March 2015


Australian Guineas Day | Flemington

Ballarat Begonia Festival

Best Fondue Party Ever | The Duke

Bubble Soccer World Cup | St Kilda

FCG Run for Love X | World's Greatest Shave | Albert Park

Good Friday Appeal | Guinness World Record Attempt | Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Penguins

Harcourt Applefest

Mad March in Melbourne

Melbourne Victory v Wellington Phoenix | AAMI Park

Port Fairy Folk Music Festival 6-9 March

Port Phillip Mussel Festival

Princess Markets | Melton

Scoresby Steamfest

Seddon Festival | SedFest

Shepparton Festival | 6-22 March

The Cat Empire - Zoo Twilights


International Women's Day

Baby & Kids Market | Croydon

Anglesea Riverbank Market

Ballarat Begonia Festival

Best Fondue Party Ever | The Duke

Box Hill Fair | Record, Comic & Card

Brunswick St Cider Street Food Feastival

Future Music Festival | Flemington Racecourse

Port Phillip Mussel Festival

Greensborough Town Centre Market

Melbourne Japanese Summer Festival

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks | Live @ Melbourne Public

Sisters' Market @ Queen Victoria Market

Monday - Labour Day

Ballarat Begonia Festival

ChillOut Festival | Daylesford Macedon Ranges Region 6-9 March

Inverloch Jazz Festival | 6-9 March

Monday Labour Day Races | Moonee Valley Racecourse

Moomba Parade

Olinda Autumn Fair | Autumn Fair in the Dandenongs

Seymour Labour Day Market 2015

Featured Business

Carrubba Computertec Consultancy - Computer Repairs & I.T Services

Discosource DJs - mobile service providing professional DJs in Melbourne

What's On Topics

Art & Photo - Galleries and exhibitions

Calendar - select a date to see what's on

Comedy - where to laugh

Exhibitions - expo's exhibitions and fairs

Kids & Family - activities for children

Lunar New Year - Chinese New Year and Lunar New Year events

Markets - art community craft farmers' general and produce

Movies - check out the latest cinema

Music - heart of Australia's LIVE music scene

Shopping & Sales - grab a bargain

Sports - Sporting Capital of the World

Television - what's on the box

Theatre - Australia's Broadway

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