MELBOURNE | Tuesday 14th May to Monday 20th May 2013
This week there’s a celebration of African culture with the inaugural Emerge in the West presenting a free day of festivities in Footscray. For a taste of Oriental flare, there’s the Japan Festival at Box Hill while further afield in Warburton there’s the Nordic Festival entertainment that includes a Viking Camp and market stalls to be pillaged.
For music aficionados, it’s time to get into the swing of things again with the return of Stonnington Jazz Festival, and for food lovers there’s the High Country Harvest with a large program of events held throughout Victoria’s North East.
We also have a great giveaway this week with Double Passes up for grabs for opening night of the upcoming Cuban dance spectacular, Ballet Revolucion!
Have a great week in Melbourne!
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Ballet Revolucion | Ticket Giveaway!!
, returning to Melbourne’s Arts Centre after its acclaimed tour in 2011, is an explosive fusion of Ballet, Contemporary dance and modern hip-hop from the undisputed home of dance, Cuba. Featuring a stunning cast of dancers, the show features a live band with hits by Ricky Martin, Shakira, Beyoncé and others.
When: July 17 to 21 – Bookings Advised
Win a Double Pass!!!
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A Jazzy Emergence of Culture
Stonnington Jazz Festival
, held at various venues that include Chapel Off Chapel, Malvern Town Hall and Red Bennies, prevents an impressive program of performances from the very best jazz artists this country has to offer with seasoned musicians and new performers covering the broad spectrum of genres in jazz.
When: May 16 to 26
Emerge in the West
brings the popular multicultural event of Emerge Festival to Footscray’s Nicholson Street with a free day of celebrations that include a massive, feel-good street party welcoming amazing new cultures and talents from local African communities, market stalls, live music, a fashion parade and more.
When: Saturday May 18 - 11am to 5pm
, held in Warburton, is a celebration of all things Scandinavian with highlights of the festival including a Viking Camp that creates a truly inspiring and educational experience, market stalls offering a variety of food and Nordic products, cinema screenings and artworks by Finnish-Australian artist Satu Kirk.
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19
, presented by Japan Club of Victoria and held at Box Hill Town Hall and TAFE, showcases the unique traditions of Japan with performances of traditional dance, drumming, Kendo and more along with exhibits of Ikebana, Bonsai, Model railways and stalls offering foods, ceramics, toys, Kimonos and crafts.
When: Sunday May 19 – 10am to 5pm
Never the Twain, Hopefully
Good Beer Week
presents a wide range of events that celebrate quality beer and the people that brew and drink it. With over 140 events that include dinners, masterclasses, showcases and tours, the festival features brewers from all over the world with 115 venues taking part across Melbourne and regional Victoria.
When: May 18 to 26
, with events taking place in Melbourne and regional Victoria, offers the public fun and informative ways to engage in their law and legal system. Held each year, Courts Open Day is the highlight of Law Week celebrations, when Melbourne’s major courts open their doors to the Victorian community.
When: Until Sunday May 19
Courts Open Day: Saturday May 18
Getting There’s the Harvest Part
High Country Harvest
, held at various venues throughout North East Victoria, invites you to get down-to-earth with the High Country’s leading chefs, producers, winemakers and craft brewers in a special behind-the-scenes program of event celebrating the North East’s autumn splendour with tours, workshops, dinners and more.
When: May 17 to 26
Also See: Beechworth Harvest Festival Celebration
Great Trentham Spudfest
is a free family-friendly celebration of the spirit of the community in Trentham and the potatoes harvested in the area. With a large variety of potatoes grown in the area, the festival features cooking events, games, live music and historical tours of machinery and the Spudhuts, shacks once used by harvesters.
When: Saturday May 18 – 9am to 5pm
West Side Shorty
West Side Shorts
, presented by Angry Productions, is a monthly film night held at the Customs House Hotel located in Williamstown, offering the chance for cinema buffs to see fantastic short films made by local talent and also to talk and network with local filmmakers and actors following the screenings on the night.
When: Tuesday May 14 – Screenings at 8pm
, held at James Makin Gallery in Collingwood, is an exhibition of works by Kristin McIver. An examination of consumer identity in the era of hyper-capitalism, her use of neon, steel and concrete to create unique sculptures explores how social media has both redefined the way we connect, and reshaped our identity.
When: May 16 to June 8
Official Opening: Thursday May 16 – 6pm to 8pm
Stencils To Screens
, held at Hawthorn Studio and Gallery, is an exhibition of works by Ralf Kempken. The winner of last year’s Australian Stencil Art Prize, Kempken's stencilled paintings of Melbourne's iconic trams, skyline and cafes create stunning images that play with negative and positive spaces to great effect.
When: May 18 to June 18
Official Opening: Saturday May 18 – 4pm to 6pm
Viva La Vintage
Love Vintage Show
, held at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton, showcases exhibitors from all over Australia selling a fantastic range of collectable and vintage items. The show also features fashion parades, free workshops, presentations, music and dancing and special guest Ashley Gold from TV’s Hardcore Pawn.
When: Friday to Sunday, May 17 to 19
Working with Children & Animals
Insomnia Cat Came To Stay
, performed at Southbank’s Malthouse Theatre, is a story of the sleep deprived told through an electric fusion of theatre, original animation and music both familiar and original as performer Joanne Sutton draws the audience into an evocative tale that’s obsessive, poetic, lyrical and deeply funny.
When: Until May 18
, written and performed by Nilaja Sun, is a solo show that depicts the battle-ground that US public education has become. Told with pep and humour, the captivating production draws on Nilaja Sun’s eight years of experience in teaching at some of the toughest schools in New York. It’s held at St Kilda’s Theatre Works.
When: Until May 26
Go Do That Woohoo That You Do So Well...
The Woohoo Revue
, a fiendishly talented sextet of horns, strings and drums who have forged their reputation as a festival favourite throughout Australia with their signature sound, will be performing at St Kilda MeMo Theatre where they’ll be joined by Abbie Cardwell and the Chicano Rockers along with Lily and King.
When: Friday May 17 – 7pm
Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier
will be performing at Kew Court House. With songs about the stuff that makes people furious, miserable, wistful, amused, curious and even occasionally happy, their performances of truly beautiful songs are presented with a parlour-like intimacy that holds audiences spellbound.
When: Sunday May 19 – 2pm
Victorian Circuit Racing Championship
, presented by the MG Car Club and the Victorian State Race Series, offers the opportunity to experience motor racing at its finest at with competing cars on the track of Sandown Racecourse including Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Dodge Viper super Sports Cars and other iconic vehicles.
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19
AFL Premiership | Round 8
Essendon v Brisbane Lions
Saturday May 18, 1:45pm – Etihad Stadium
Collingwood v Geelong
Saturday May 18, 7:40pm - MCG
Carlton v Port Adelaide
Sunday May 19, 1:10pm - Etihad Stadium
Richmond v Melbourne
Sunday May 19, 3:15pm - MCG
ANZ Championships | Round 9
Melbourne Vixens Home Game
Melbourne Vixens v Firebirds
Sunday May 19 - 12:10pm
Hisense Arena, Melbourne
NRL Premiership | Round 10
Melbourne Storm Home Game
Melbourne Storm v Manly
Monday May 20 – 7pm
AAMI Park, Melbourne
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