Newsletter | #015 | What's On this Week
Your guide to Melbourne events, exhibitions and sport April 16 - 22, 2007.
One of the biggest festivals It's Youth Week is on this Sunday at Moonee Ponds. If you would like to update your home with some new art then head down to the Royal Exhibition Building for Art Melbourne '07. Circus Royale continues to delight audiences of all ages. There are many great shows and exhibitions on this week and Richmond takes on the Western Bulldogs Rip Off Dome this Friday.
Major Events Guide
Moonee Valley Youth Week is an exciting celebration of the achievements of all young people this Sunday.
This Australian Government, State, Territory and Local Government initiative is staged in Moonee Ponds. After just 3 years, the festival has quickly developed into the nation's largest Youth Week event and one of the biggest youth specific festivals in Victoria.
The one-day event includes over 25 live acts and performers, market stalls, information stalls, a large variety of food vendors, extreme sports demonstrations, films, street art, exhibitions, giveaways and more.
Art Melbourne 07 is the smart way to buy art, it's open from Thursday to Sunday.
Enjoy a range of artwork including - paintings, sculpture, ceramics, photography, indigenous works, works on paper including limited edition prints and mixed media. 100's of galleries will be showcasing over 800 artists work.
The Great Melbourne Pursuit combining elements from the Amazing Race, scavenger hunt and orienteering into one exciting event, teams of 2 will race against the clock around Melbourne and the inner suburbs visiting famous landmarks and locations while completing a variety of fun activities along the way.
Not only will you be participating in a truly unique and fun experience, but you will also be competing for a great cause as the event will be raising funds to proudly support the Royal Children's Hospital this Saturday.
The Circus Royale is an unforgettable 2 hour show staged in a luxury tent featuring International circus stars.
High wire walkers, swing trapeze, comedy, acrobats, sabateco dancers, drummers, jugglers, contortion and 6 humane animal acts featuring camels, llamas, technicolour birds, horses and geese, it continues until May 6th.
The Giant Sky Wheel will be open at Federation Square. The panoramic views of the city are breathtaking and with the lights illuminating the skyline at night there is no better way to spend your day or evening than on top of the Giant Sky Wheel.
Situated along the edge of the Yarra River come along and check out the fantastic views of Melbourne Skyline or stroll down during the evening to see the spectacular light show.
Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show
Arts & Theatre
Set in 1975 during the final days leading up to the American evacuation of Saigon, Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American GI and a young Vietnamese woman.
Music Gig's, Concerts and Dance
RocKwiz is on Saturday. Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis host Australia's most original music trivia quiz show, in an unadulterated display of rock nerdery!
Recorded live in the Gershwin Room at the legendary music venue, St Kilda's Esplanade Hotel, the show features 2 mystery music guests and 4 punters selected from the pub audience, pitted against one another, in five fast and furious rounds of fearsome music trivia all for the ultimate prize.. the honour of winning!
Art & Craft Markets Fetes and Fairs
Grab a bargain at one of Melbourne's excellent markets, fetes and fairs. An increasing number of food and produce markets including wine are popping up around the suburbs. And don't forget garage sales.
Queen Victoria Market this week
If you've ever been to one of those food extravaganzas at Crown's fantastic Palladium Room, it's likely you've enjoyed some of Tim Clark's goodies. Tim is a multi award winning chocolate 'Master' who is responsible for much of the yummy chocolate treats coming from the kitchens at Crown.
Tim will show you some great and simple enough recipes for everything from moulded and dipped chocolate pralines, to nougat. It's a sweet tooths dream class! This Sunday $ 80.
- Queen Victoria Market
Restaurants Bars & Clubs
Melbourne is spoilt for choice when it comes to online Dining & Drink Guides
We make it easy for you to find Melbourne's hidden and secret bars. Many new bars and nightclubs have opened recently and some even have free internet access where you might find some of the OnlyMelbourne staff working away.
Go here for Bars and Clubs Guides.
This Saturday at Bar Altitude is Dirty Disco a night geared to a cheeky-but- friendly, up-for-it crowd, combining sexy, dirty house music in an intimate & comfortable environment.
It's a Saturday night party that will enforce a strict but fair membership base aimed at attracting a large female clientele who'll be provided with a safe and fun place to be each and every week.
Dirty Disco is what Our city's scene has been missing! A place where you can go to express yourself without the hassles or worries you might be subjected to at other venues. Clubbing is, and always has been, about escapism, freedom and enjoyment. Going out in Melbourne has been getting too serious over the past few years; Dirty Disco is all about putting the FUN back in to going out again!
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