What's On this Week | 27 January - 2 February 2015

What's On this Week | 27 January - 2 February 2015

Tuesday 27th January 2015 to Monday 2nd February 2015

Many new starts this week with the start of school, start of February and the start of a new Lunar Year. With new beginnings come endings, Asian Cup, Big Bash League and the Australian Open Tennis.

Enjoy Australia Day in Melbourne

A pause for the better


Australia’s favourite hangover cure, FebFast, is an alcohol-free challenge and a choice to take a break from sugar, caffeine or digital overload to raise money for young people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

FebFast is the humble little campaign that achieves big things. Feel sharper, fitter and healthier.

When: 1-28 February, 2015
Register: Register online: form a team, join a team or go solo.
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Year of the Goat

Victoria Street Lunar Festival

The first of the Lunar New Year Festivals is on in Richmond's Victoria St on Sunday 1 February 2015.

Chinese New Year's Day is on Thursday 19th February, 2015. 2015 is the year of the Goat (sometimes called the year of the Ram/Sheep)

Victoria Street Lunar Festival entertainment is diverse, with everything from Chinese opera to Vietnamese pop and carnival rides. Follow Chinese dragons as they twist and twirl their way along Victoria Street, and block your ears as strings of firecrackers noisily scare away those evil spirits.

And of course you can sample more Vietnamese hawker food than you can poke a chopstick at – they don’t call Victoria Street ‘Little Saigon’ for nothing!

Join Yarra’s Chinese and Vietnamese communities for the famous Lunar New Year Festival on Victoria Street, Richmond:

When: Sunday 1 February 2015 - 11am – 10pm
Where: Victoria Street, Richmond
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Making Connections

Midsumma Festival

Midsumma, Melbourne’s biggest LGBTIQ festival is back with a jam-packed program including parties and exhibitions.

Melbourne's Queer community and friends come together for this collaborative, innovative celebration of queer arts and culture, presented over three weeks from mid January to early February every year.

When: 18 January — 08 February 2015
March: Gay & Lesbian Pride March
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20 Years of Pride

Pride March

Melbourne's iconic annual Pride March recognises and celebrates Victoria's gay, lesbian, bisexual, intersex and transgender community, while remembering the road we have already travelled on this journey to equality.

Pride March celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the theme of 20 Years of Pride.

Come and join over 100 groups and individuals as we march down Fitzroy Street in St Kilda, with all the colour and excitement you have come to expect plus the added flavour of this special anniversary celebration.

The Pride March starts in the park on the corner of Lakeside Drive & Fitzroy Street and goes along Fitzroy Street, terminating in the Catani Gardens on the St Kilda foreshore, where the energy and pride will continue for a family-friendly, dynamic picnic in the park.

When: Sunday 1 February 2015
Where: Fitzroy Street, St Kilda
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Pure Magic

Impossible Occurrences

Melbourne Magic Show - Book Now!

Get ready to be amazed with Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show! Showcased in Melbourne's 5 star Marriott Hotel, this is a performance of utter distinction. The show features amazing displays of illusion, magic & mind reading. Each performance blends elegance and astonishment to create an unbelievable entertainment experience like no other.

Get dressed up for a night on the town and prepare to be amazed at Impossible Occurrences - Melbourne's Exclusive Magic Show.

When: Friday 30th January 2015
Where: Marriott Melbourne Hotel
Bookings: Book Online
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Australian Open

Final week of the 2015 Australian Open.

The world's top tennis players fighting it out for the Australian Open crown including Australia's own Nick Kyrgios.

Check out all the action at Melbourne Park live or on Channel 7.

When: 19 January - 1 February 2015
Where: Melbourne Park - Rod Laver Arena | Margaret Court Arena
Coverage: Channel SEVEN
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Education | 6 - 16 Years

Acting Drama & Public Speaking Classes

Super Speak run award winning weekly drama and public speaking skills classes for children aged 6 - 16 years across Melbourne.

Our classes combine a structured and fun mix of practical drama skills (such role playing script work improvisation & characterisation) and speaking skills (such as voice work story telling persuasive speaking & informative speaking).

Learn practical communication skills for life through our FUN mix of drama and speaking activities.

When: Semester 1 (Term 1 & Term 2): 2 February - 26 June 2015
Where: East Malvern Glen Iris Chadstone Canterbury Doncaster Glen Waverley Rowville Berwick & Essendon
Enrol Now: Enrol Online | Phone (03) 9572 5249
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Pool & Spa + Outdoor Living Expo

The Pool & Spa + Outdoor Living Expo is on again at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

Get expert advice and the best deals on the latest swimming pools, spas, swim spas, pool equipment, heaters, automated cleaning systems, accessories, outdoor living products and landscaping ideas to help create your dream backyard.

When: Jan 30 - Feb 1 2015
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
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Bohemian Melbourne

Artist, rebel, hippie, hipster?

Revealing Melbourne’s enduring counter-cultures, Bohemian Melbourne celebrates a who’s who of creative free spirits through their art and the bohemian legacy that has shaped the character of this city.

This exhibition shines a light on Melbourne’s cultural bohemians from 1860 to today, tracing individuals who have pushed against convention in their lives and art, from Marcus Clarke, Albert Tucker and Mirka Mora to Barry Humphries, Vali Myers and Nick Cave.

When: Friday 12th of December 2014 To Sunday 22nd of February 2015
Where: State Library of Victoria | Melbourne
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Vinyl Heaven

Southside Record Fair

New and used vinyl, most in high quality condition, as you would expect.

A great day to come down & dig, and grab a bargain or three.

When: Saturday 31st of January 2015 | Midday to 5pm
Where: Mills Street, Cheltenham
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Sold Out Charity Ride

Ride the Night

The inaugural Ride the Night is already sold out.

Ride the Night is a ride past the MCG, Shrine of Remembrance, CBD, Zoo, Yarra River, Port Philip Bay, West Gate Bridge Docklands and more.

Donations will support Youth Support + Advocacy Service.

When: 31 Jan - 01 Feb 2015 | Ride begins at midnight
Where: Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne
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Music Festival

Whittlesea Country Music Festival

The Whittlesea Country Music Festival includes the festival night, day party and a range of fun activities all for FREE.

The list of confirmed performers that will be pleasing crowds on the day includes; Tanya Self, Victoria Edwards, The Brook Chivell Band, Don Costa, Katrina Burns and Aussie rock-royalty Mark Seymour, as the headline act for 2015.

This year the main festival day’s entertainment will be held on the grounds of Whittlesea Secondary College, commencing at 10am a free street party.

When: Saturday, 7 February, with a kick-off party Friday, 6 February
Where: Church Street, Whittlesea
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Model Railways & Collectables | Swapmeet | Thursday

Melbourne Social Drinks Night | Thursday

Kenny Rogers | Friday @ Palais

Super Bowl XLIX | Monday 2nd February 2015 @ many Bars & Pubs

Groundhog Day - Monday 2nd of February 2015

Quang Minh Tet Festival | Friday @ Braybrook

TOTEM | Cirque Du Soleil | Flemington Racecourse

What a Drag @ Chapel Off Chapel


Bernard Fanning | Zoo Twilights

Kilmore Scout Market

Melbourne International Jazz Festival | Summer Sessions

MPavilion | final weeks! A cheat sheet...

Royal Croquet Club @ Birrarung Marr

St Kilda Music Walking Tour | Fred Negro Birthday Crawl

TOTEM | Cirque Du Soleil | Flemington Racecourse


Epping Swap Meet

Little Sparrow Market | Federation Square

Melbourne City v Western Sydney Wanderers

Christopher Bragg Auction | Hawthorn

MPavilion | final weeks! A cheat sheet...

Strictly Ballroom | The Musical

TOTEM | Cirque Du Soleil | Flemington Racecourse

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