Newsletter | #018 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #018 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #018 | What's On this WeekWelcome to the Only Melbourne Newsletter & Guide to Melbourne Events, Exhibitions, Sports and Community - May 7 - May 13, 2007.

This week we can help you make Mother's Day special, offering plenty of gift ideas!

We also have all the info you need for upcoming events and highlights in beautiful Melbourne, so read on and enjoy!

Major Events Guide

Melbourne JazzMelbourne Jazz Melbourne's Jazz Festival continues till 13 May 2007, ending its 11 day music festival with Crown Melbourne Jazz, celebrating the spirit of Jazz in all its forms.

From Crown to Hamer Hall and Federation Square, Melbourne's river precinct will become the beating jazz heart of the city, with a truly spectacular paying and free program presenting the finest International and Australian Jazz in the world.

Silvers Grand Magic Circus As seen on Channel 9 in Celebrity Circus, Silvers Grand Magic Circus is a Melbourne tradition, it's located in Epping this week at 551 High Street.

Established in 1976, Silvers Circus has grown from strength to strength. In 1987 a new concept was developed and Silvers Grand Magic Circus was born. A procenium arch stage larger than many theatres was placed behind the sawdust ring and the inside of the bigtop was transformed into something the world had never seen before.

Varekai - Cirque du Soleil Varekai - Cirque du Soleil Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world-a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.

The word varekai means "wherever"in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai.

April 23 through to May 20, 2007

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

Mother's Day

This Sunday is Mothers Day, May 13th, so why not get ready early by booking a Balloon Ride over Melbourne, or treat her to a great dining experience on the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant, or she might enjoy a Melbourne Shopping Spree Tour.

Visit here for more Mother's Day Gift Ideas!

Buy Mum Some Bubbly! sell premium Australian wines direct to the public at up to 50% off retail prices, offering Free Home Delivery and a 100% Money Back Guarantee.

    If your mother's a lover of wine surprise her with a gift from their impressive range of wines, which were recommended on Channel 7's Today Tonight.

Arts & Theatre

Grumpy Old Women LiveGrumpy Old Women Live
Treat you mum to a laugh with this humorous look at womanhood! Inspired by the TV series which screened on the ABC, this impressive show has finally hit Australian shores.

Grumpy Old Women Live features comedienne actors Jenny Ecclair, Dillie Keane and Linda Robson of the hit UK series Birds of a Feather, which screened on the ABC.

The stars of ABCs Grumpy Old Women TV series have hauled their knackered old butts all the way from the UK over to Australia, the least you can do is buy a ticket! More details here..

Miss SaigonMiss Saigon
Miss Saigon continues until May 27th - one of the most successful musicals in the world - seen by over 30 million people in 25 countries in 12 languages.

As a special offer for My Ticketek members, purchase Grand Circle tickets online for Miss Saigon Tuesday and Wednesday performances in May for the great price of $74.90* - save $25* per ticket! Offer ends Monday 14 May, 2007.
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Phantom of the Opera
By overwhelming demand the producers of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera are releasing another six weeks of performances. Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday 7th May.

Why not take Mum out for dinner and surprise her with tickets to this impressive event! More details here..

Ginger Mick at GallipoliGinger Mick at Gallipoli
Presented by the multi award-winning Petty Traffikers and an exceptional all male cast, Ginger Mick at Gallipoli is a cracking yarn in which the classic verse poetry of C.J. Dennis is brought vibrantly to life.

The last performance is on May 13th, so catch this while you can! More details here..

Restaurants, Clubs & Bars

Melbourne offers a splendid range of food styles to enjoy. Try one of Mum's favourites or better yet, tempt her tastebuds with something new! Here are just a few classic food styles to choose from..

For more restaurants, check out Only Melbourne's Restaurant Directory
Or you can View & Book a Table @ MenuLog.

Special Mother's Day Offer

Josh GrobanCBD Restaurant and Bar, located at the Rydges Hotel Melbourne can make your Mother's day most memorable with a special afternoon tea.
Spaces are limited so bookings are essential
*Terms & conditions apply
Booking Details @ Menulog

Melbourne is spoilt for choice when it comes to online Dining & Drink Guides

Go here for Bars and Clubs Guides.



Entertainment & Nightlife

Warm Up For Winter Warm Up For Winter sees the biggest mini festival in town returns to the Corner Hotel over two stages featuring the cream of Australian talent.

Now in its third year the latest instalment of Warm Up For Winter features iOTA and his new band the Beauty Queens, who have emerged with an acclaimed new album ' Beauty Queen Of the Sea.'

The Custom Kings return with their vast array of influences - roots, hip hop, reggae and folk, whilst simultaneously charting their own musical waters.

Rob Sawyer and band join Dan Sultan (solo), Freya Hanly, The Benson Campaign and Ben Quinn for what is shaping up to be the biggest 'Warm Up For Winter' yet.

Euro PartyEuro Party at Ormond Hall invites you to a celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest on Friday May 11.

Entertainment on the night includes performances by the ABBA tribute band, BABBA, & for all the budding Pop Stars, there's the Inaugural Euro Party Song Contest.

Art & Craft Markets Fetes and Fairs

Books @ Fed Square Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of literature at Melbourne's only dedicated book market - Books @ Fed Square. With over 5,000 books to browse through, you're sure to find something of interest and fascination.

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


Melbourne's only funky brass marching band playing 100% portable funky jazz-like grooves... This Sunday 12 - 2 pm.

For Melbourne Kids

What's Mother's Day without kids? Put the cart before the horse and enjoy Mother's day by treating the kids to a special day as well!

The Circus Royale The Circus Royale is an unforgettable 2 hour show staged in a luxury tent featuring International circus stars. Beginning May 9th they will be performing in Taylors Lakes, with shows through to May 27th.

This impressive Circus show features 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.

Puffing Billy Tour - Take Mum and the kids for a ride as Puffing Billy, Australia's best-loved steam train, winds its way through lush ferns and towering timbers.

This fantastic tour includes wine tasting for the adults and also a trip to Healesville Sanctuary. Stroll amongst koalas, kangaroos, platypus, kookaburras, dingoes and more!

For more ideas about what to do this week check out the What's On for May.


Here's a look at what's happening in Melbourne's community this week...

Green Collect - Public Program to recycle office stationery
When it comes to recycling office stationery, we often think of paper and printer cartridges but not of folders, binders, in-trays and magazine racks. But these items often end up in landfill as well.

Green Collect is a not-for-profit organisation that collects office waste for recycling or redistribution to community and charity groups. Through this initiative, more than 40 community and charity organisations receive donations of office equipment.
More details here..

Vox Pop

'What would you buy Mum if you could get her anything you wanted?'

Vox Pop
'I'd either get her an Alpha Romeo or buy her a house in every continent.'
Rory - Brunswick

'I'd give mum a never-ending bank account so she could retire and do whatever she wanted for the rest of her life..'
Sara - Brunswick

Fun 'n' Games


We've rearranged the letters of three of the attractions featured in this week's newsletter.. See if you can figure them out!

Answers in Next Week's Newsletter...

Melbourne Shuffle

Melbourne ShuffleThere are three overlapping pictures of Melbourne's Landmarks here, but parts of each picture have been removed.

Match the pieces and see if you can guess what they are.

One of them is an interior pic, so don't 'punish' yourself if it's too tricky!

(For those who haven't had their coffee yet, that was a clue by the way)

Answers in Next Week's Newsletter

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