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The Age Digital Edition 8 Days: Guide to the Week Ahead Your one-stop guide to the week ahead in Melbourne
8 Days in #MelbourneSUN MAR 22 FILM While holidays are restricted, the Alliance Franc¸ aise Film Festival transports viewers to the city of lights through an impressive line-up of contemporary and classic French films . Highlights include comedy How to Be a Good Wife and drama Edmond. Until Apr 8, various times, locations and prices, affrenchfilmfestival .org OUT OF TOWN Bessie Davidson and Sally Smart: Two artists and the Parisian avant-garde (below) features the work of two Australian relatives connected over decades through their love of art. Davidson's modern French impressionist paintings are exhibited alongside new work from Smart. Until June 21, 10am-5 pm, Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo, free, 5434 6088, bendigoartgallery.com.au ART Daydream is an installation that experiments with soundscapes, visuals and space, and has been curated by Yan Huang, Design by Storm, and Techne Architecture and Interior Design. The space is said to be a soothing retreat from the day-to-day . Part of Melbourne Design Week. 11am-5 pm, 1 Elliott Place, Carlton, free, 8620 2222, ngv.vic.gov.au MARKET Avoid the frantic atmosphere of major supermarkets at the Flemington Farmers' Market. The market offers a range of seasonal fruits and veggies directly sourced from farmers around Victoria. Current selections include mushrooms, microgreens and home-baked bread. 9am-1 pm, Mount Alexander College, 167-175 Mount Alexander Road, Flemington, vfma.org.au MUSIC Ghanaian Sydney-based musician Kwame has released his new single schleep., which follows his collaborative track NOBODY featuring E^ST. At only 22-years-old , the producer, writer and artist is already pushing boundaries in the Australian hip-hop scene. Available to buy and stream online, thatboykwame.com Mon MAR 23 FILM The Melbourne Indie Film Festival showcases Australian and international feature films and shorts. Monday's events include a selection of feel-good feature films from South Africa. Until Mar 24, Mon, 6pm and 8pm, the Post Hotel, cnr of St Kilda Rd and Inkerman St, St Kilda, $12- $15, melbourneindiefilmfestival .eventbrite.com Tue MAR 24 OUT OF TOWN Geelong artist Shane Drinkwater presents Quietly Spoken, an exhibition of paintings that explores themes of code, maps and astronomy. He questions the necessity of words in language and allows imagery to take its place. Until Apr 12, Tue, 9am-4 pm, Boom Gallery, 11 Rutland Street, Newtown, free, boomgallery.com.au Wed MAR 25 FILM Learn all about the deep blue at the Ocean Film Festival (above). The Victorian leg of the festival's world tour is touching down in Geelong, Crown Melbourne, the Astor Theatre, Rosebud Peninsula Cinemas and Warrnambool Lighthouse Theatre. Mar 24-28 , oceanfilmfestivalaustralia .com.au Thu MAR 26 MUSIC Multilingual artist Emily Wurramara's Northcote Social Club gig may not go ahead but her 2018 debut album Milyakburra can still be enjoyed from home. Named after the home of her ancestors, the record explores a life lived between two cultures, with singles being sung in a combination of English and Anindilyakwa. Available to buy and stream online, emilywurramara.com.au Fri MAR 27 MUSIC Sydney-based 16-piece funk collective the Regime have a hazy daydream of a single out called Never Gonna Stop. The track explores the never-ending cycle of love through velvety jazz tones. This single is the first track since their 2019 EP If it is, it is! Isn't it?. Available to buy and stream online Sat-Sun MAR 28-29 FAMILY Take your additional time at home to make a difference to the planet with Earth Hour 2020. When the clock hits 8.30pm, switch off the power for 60 minutes and spend some time with your family away from screens while supporting climate change action. Sat, 8.30pm-9 .30pm, free, earthhour.org.au MARKET Wander through a selection of colourful crafts, handmade jewellery and unique prints at the Rose Street Artists' Market. There's an emphasis on handcrafted goods from small businesses. Sat and Sun, 10am-4 pm, Rose Street Artists Market, 60 Rose Street, Fitzroy, free, 9419 5529, rosestmarket.com.au MUSEUM While the Smithsonian may be currently out of reach, you can enjoy an online tour of their Habitat exhibition. Explore 14 sections of the show, which examines the protection of habitats and their creatures. Until Dec 31, free, si.edu ART Group exhibition Miniature Art features a range of sculptures and paintings at a minute scale. Until Mar 29, Sat, 10am-5 pm. Sun, 10am-4 pm, Beinart Gallery, 1 Sparta Place, Brunswick, free, 9939 3681, beinart.org Check with venues as details may have changed since the time of going to press. YOUR ONE-STOP GUIDE TO THE WEEK AHEAD This article is from The Age Digital Edition. To subscribe, visit digitaleditions.com.au
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