What's On this Week | ANZAC

What's On this Week | ANZAC

Tuesday 22nd April to Monday 29th April 2014

Welcome to the ANZAC day and weekend edition of What's On this Week in Melbourne.

ANZAC Day is remembered on Friday 25th April 2014.

ANZAC Day is a public holiday | Business may not open until 1pm.

With ANZAC Day Friday, it gives us another long weekend and one of the shortest working weeks of the year.

Enjoy Melbourne!

On a Mission

Sleep at the 'G

It’s time to unroll your sleeping bags once again! Sleep overnight at the MCG and help end youth homelessness with Melbourne City Mission.

Every night, there are over 6,000 young people in Victoria aged 12-25 who have nowhere to call home.

Melbourne City Mission works with these young people through its homelessness services and supports them to move away from a life of disadvantage. Sleep at the ’G is an event aimed at raising awareness and vital funds to tackle the issue of youth homelessness.

By purchasing a ticket to sleep overnight at one of the world’s most iconic stadiums, and inviting your friends and family to join or sponsor you, you’ll be showing your support for Victorian young people experiencing disadvantage.

The night kicks off from 5pm. Grab your free cardboard box mattress, pillow and beanie and set up your bed for the night on the MCG concourse.
When: 22 May 2014
Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Bookings: Book Online
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ANZAC Day Dawn Service

The 2014 ANZAC Day Dawn Service, marches and remembrance parade takes place on Friday 25th April 2014.

ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they soon took in that name endures to this day.

The 25th of April marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.

Read why this day is special to Australians?

When: Friday 25th April 2014
Where: Shrine of Remembrance
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World Premiere

Dreamworks Animation

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) presents DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition \

Celebrating twenty years of friendly ogres and flying dragons.

The large-scale, behind-the-scenes exhibition celebrates 20 years of the studio's feature films and will showcase the four major film series - Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda - through concept artworks, illustrations, models and specially commissioned behind-the scenes interviews.

Other films to feature included the hand-drawn The Prince of Egypt (1998) and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002), and recent releases including Rise of the Guardians (2012) and this year's releases The Croods and Turbo.

When: 1 April - 26 October 2014
Where: Australian Centre for the Moving Image
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Melbourne Museum hosts a fascinating exhibition on the Aztec Empire, featuring stunning artefacts never before seen in Australia.

Discover the fascinating and ultimately tragic story of the Aztecs.

Enter the temple to uncover the mysteries of the Aztec afterlife. See striking statues that tell a story of belief, devotion and human sacrifice. Over 200 cultural treasures and dramatic multimedia from Mexico’s major museums tell the fierce story of a civilisation that was based on fear and appeasement of the gods.

When: 9th April 2014 - 10th August 2014
Where: Melbourne Museum
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Conscious Living Expo & New Earth Festival

Conscious Living Expo & New Earth Festival will showcase Healthy Sustainable Spiritual Lifestyles:

• Guest Speakers & Authors
• Healthy Products
• Natural Therapies
• Organic Nutrition
• Psychic Mediums
• Live Entertainment

When: Friday April 25 – Sunday April 27, 2014
Where: Expo Hall, Melbourne Showgrounds
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Melbourne's Psychic Expo

Come for the day and enjoy:

Mediums, Clairvoyants, Spirit Artists
Tarot & Palm Readers, Aura Readers
Massage, Natural Healing, Reiki
Book, Tarot Card, Crystal & Jewellery Stalls

When: April 26 & 27
Where: Frankston Arts Centre
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World's Largest Antiques Store

Tyabb Packing House Antiques

Since 1993, the building formerly known as Tyabb Co-Op & Cool Stores has grown to become one of the largest centres in the world for antiques and old wares.

Tyabb Packing House Antiques together with Artisan Village covers 2 acres of old wares, antiques and vintage specialties, by over 30 dealers and specialists.

Films to art deco, beds to linen, clocks, furniture, cameras, lighting, pottery, books, glassware, art, jewellery, retro to trains.

If you are feeling peckish there are 2 cafes in the complex, Hart of Tyabb Licensed Café and Red Rattler Train Cafe.

Entry is free. and there is ample free parking.

Tyabb Packing House Antiques is 50 minutes from Melbourne via CityLink, EastLink and PeninsulaLink.

When: Open ANZAC Day | 1 pm - 5 pm - Friday 25th April 2014 + Weekends
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House of Burlesque

House of Burlesque in Brunswick Street Fitzroy offers a variety of workshops for your pleasure.

--> Dance Classes
--> Girl's Night Party
--> Lingerie Boutique
--> Boudoir Photo Studio
--> High Tea Parties

We offer Dance Performance classes, Fan Dance classes, New Art of Tease classes, and Vintage Classic Burlesque classes vaudeville burlesque classes.

Where: House of Burlesque | Fitzroy
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Do You Remember?

Amusement Parks

Melbourne’s Luna Park celebrated its 100th birthday in 2012, but many other amusement parks have come and gone.

Names you might remember: Doncaster Tower, Cremorne Gardens, Dinosaur World, Hi-Lite Park,
Leisureland Fair, Whistle Stop Amusement Park, Wobbie's World.

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This month (April) we are taking a potshot at..


People who think its ok to use a mobile phone while driving. If you make calls receive calls text or do anything else with your mobile phone "while driving" you are a bloody idiot and breaking the law not forgetting:

--> Risking your own life
--> Risking the lives of your passengers
--> Risking everyone around you

Its dumb stupid selfish and ridiculous behaviour that is breaking the law. Penalties include the loss of 4 demerit points and a $433 fine.

Gauging by the number of drivers flouting the law the message is not getting through. As John Faine on 774 Radio put it we need a visual message from one driver to another that it is unacceptable. Well here it is..

Mobile Salute

Let Melbourne be the first city in the world to stamp out illegal handset use in cars.

Drivers if you see another driver with a handset give them the salute.

Ask your friends and family if they do it and if they do give them the salute... embarrass them.

Web Link: Mobile Handset Salute

We have to say.. thank you thank you thank you. The response has been fabulous. So many readers supporting the cause.

Come on Melbourne!

Good for all..

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