Newsletter | #028 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #028 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #028 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's OnlyMelbourne newsletter guide to Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community - July 16 - July 22, 2007.

This Week.. The ARIA Hall of Fame's Award Ceremony comes to Melbourne's Regent Theatre, The Phantom of the Opera hits Melbourne, and ART4aid - World Vision's charity exhibition takes place.

We also have AFL & NRL match details and much more info on many upcoming events and highlights in beautiful Melbourne, so read on and enjoy!

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Major Events Guide

ARIA Hall of FameThe ARIA Hall of Fame will this week see its Award Ceremony taking place at the Plaza Ballroom, located beneath the heritage-listed Regent Theatre.

This year's Hall of Fame induction ceremony will honour Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Hoodoo Gurus, Frank Ifield, Radio Birdman, Brian Cadd and Marcia Hines with inductions into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

Phantom of the OperaThe Phantom of the Opera, Broadway's longest running musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber makes a triumphant return to Melbourne at the Princess Theatre from July 19.

Starring the extraordinary Anthony Warlow in his career defining role, this sweepingly romantic hit is a breathtaking phenomenon not to be missed!

World Vision's ART4AidWorld Vision's ART4Aid Exhibition will challenge Australian artists to 'Make Poverty History' with this outstanding program.

Featuring works by artists from around Australia on the theme of alleviating global poverty, all proceeds from the exhibition will go towards World Vision's Water Health Life initiatives.

Furnitex and Decoration + DesignFurnitex & Decoration + Design will be co-located at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre this year, July 19 to 22. Offering Australasia's most comprehensive soft furnishings, fabric and interior products Trade Fair. Furnitex is Australasia's largest furniture and furnishings Trade Fair, while Decoration + Design is an exclusive Trade Fair for the Australian soft furnishing and interior products industries.

New Trends of ArchitectureNew Trends of Architecture is a biennial travelling exhibition, creating dynamic encounters between Europe, Asia and the Pacific's architects and architectural cultures.

Offering an exchange of innovative ideas and practices, the exhibition promotes public discourse on architecture with associated public events, symposia & workshops.

Emerge Festival continues this week, celebrating Victoria's many diverse refugee and emerging cultures in a series of exciting events around Melbourne.

With shows running up until July 22, this dynamic arts festival commemorates the United Nations World Refugee Day and this year will officially launch Refugee Week in Victoria this Sunday.

National Ride to Work DayNational Ride To Work Day takes place in October, but this month's your chance to win a double pass for a 5-day Grape Escapade - Taste of the Hunter Valley cycling holiday!

With over 2500 workplaces already registered to host their own breakfasts after the ride, make sure YOUR workplace shares in the fun!

Register by 31 July to be part of Australia's biggest active workplace event and go into the Prize Draw!

Giant Sky Wheel

Giant WheelThe Giant Sky Wheel at Birrarung Marr offers stunning panoramic views of Melbourne's city that are simply breathtaking!

The Giant Sky Wheel offers a view that just shouldn't be missed.

Come ride the largest travelling ferris wheel in the southern hemisphere at Birrarung Marr from 11th April to 7th October 2007.

Birrarung Marr is located adjacent to Federation Square easily accessed from Swanston Street and Flinders Street.

Read more about Giant Sky Wheel...

Melbourne Accommodation

Melbourne has a splendid range of hotels on offer, perfect for those visiting Melbourne for special events, a show or that special luxurious weekend away from the home!

OnlyMelbourne recommends the following:

    Hotel SofiaHotel Sophia is a very stylish new 49 room boutique hotel conveniently located in the heart of Melbourne.

    It is the ideal choice for the price conscious traveller who desires modern and comfortable surrounds. Hotel Sofia is set in a central city location, close to all the latest events!

Also see Melbourne Accommodation Guide | Melbourne Hotels

Also on this Week..

Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show

Famous - Karin CattFamous - Karin Catt Portrait Exhibition
This free exhibition presents striking celebrity portraits by high-profile Australian photographer Karin Catt, featuring portraits of celebrities such as Elton John, Muhammad Ali, Yoko Ono and many more iconic faces..

Nyonya KebayaNyonya Kebaya, exhibiting at the Immigration Museum, draws on one of the world's largest collections of historic and contemporary kebaya - a traditional blouse - presenting the history and evolution of this stunning garment.

Clothes for Modern LoversClothes for Modern Lovers showcases the work of Katie Pye, whose experimental and highly unorthodox fashions constantly challenged the conventional limitations of fashionable dress. This exhibition charts Pye's work from the late 1970s through to 1990.

Savage LuxurySavage Luxury details the 'thrifty thirties' during which Melbourne was elevated to Australia's modernist capital. On exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art until November 4, this is the first comprehensive survey of modern interiors prior to World War II.

Guggenheim CollectionThe Guggenheim Collection: 1940s to Now is the long-awaited exhibition in the NGV's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces. This remarkable exhibition features iconic artworks from renowned artists such as Jeff Koons with his work, Sandwiches (pictured).

Arts & Theatre

Flora the Red MenaceFlora the Red Menace, one of Broadway's most captivating musicals, first premiered in 1965 starring a young Liza Minnelli in the title role. This landmark musical by the duo behind Chicago and Cabaret will be playing from July 17 at Theatreworks, St Kilda.

Nearly NakedNearly Naked, at Gasworks from July 19 to 21, strips bare the excess of blockbuster musicals, presents an intimate experience of great voices, delivering great contemporary repertoire. With the simple enchantment of 'A Piano, A Microphone and A Singer..

Ying TongYing Tong, by playwright Roy Smiles, playfully examines the anguish of Spike Milligan's lifetime fight against mental illness, alongside sketches that celebrate the humorous spirit and anarchy of the classic 1950s radio comedy series, The Goons.

A Man for All SeasonsA Man for All Seasons looks at the inevitable clash of politics and principles, an examination that's important in current times. Beginning July 18, Robert Bolt's compelling play is set against the backdrop of political and religious upheaval in King Henry VIII's England.

Sleeping Beauty is a performance where goth-punk meets classical elegance while gospel collides with glam. Running until July 28 at the Malthouse's Merlyn Theatre, Sleeping Beauty delivers the power and the passion of the great song-writers of our time.

Restaurants, Clubs & Bars

Bistro 1Bistro 1 is one of Melbourne's most desirable dining destinations. With superb French and Italian cuisine and a national award winning wine list, the warm lamp lighting and attentive service create a special feeling for couples in the mood for romance.

Special Dining Offer

Melbourne offers a splendid range of food styles to enjoy. Here are just a few classic food styles to choose from..
DiningFor more restaurants...
Check out onlyMelbourne's Restaurant Directory
Or you can View & Book a Table @ MenuLog

Sporting Events

AFL - Round 16

With only 7 weeks to go until the Finals, you lucky people get 6 matches taking place this week in Round 16..

    Friday at Telstra Dome
    Geelong v Western Bulldogs at 7:40 PM

    AFLSaturday at The MCG
    Collingwood v Essendon at 2:10 PM
    Saturday at Telstra Dome
    St Kilda v Hawthorn at 7:10 PM

    Sunday at The MCG
    Richmond v Port Adelaide at 2:10 PM
    Sunday at Telstra Dome
    Kangaroos v Melbourne at 5:10 PM


Melbourne Storm Home Games
Melbourne Storm

AFL Tour

AFL TourAussie Rules Football - Live with a Local Host! Experience the unique Australian game of football with a local host to explain the rules, bumps and brawls. Your package includes meeting your host near the ground before the match, for a welcome drink.

Your host will explain the rules and involve you in the game using competitions and awarding prizes. You will also receive a show bag of Aussie Rules goodies!

Tour Includes:

Entertainment & Nightlife

Beyond the DarksideBeyond the Darkside is one of Australia's premier live theatre experiences, recreating the surreal, psychedelic, visual and acoustic dimensions of the ultimate Pink Floyd experience in a 3-hour extravaganza, which is haunting and passionate.

Latin Fire Dance SpectacularLatin Fire Dance Spectacular is a dazzling latin dance show featuring the incomparable Amanda Garner - known for "Dancing with the Stars" - together with brother and dance partner Jeremy Garner in a scorching night of entertainment and colour!

The Impro Cave is back to light up your Sunday nights with its monstrously funny collection of formats and shows - different every week! With shows running until August 26, you can eliminate your winter blues as Impro Melbourne lights up the stage!

Art & Craft Markets, Fetes and Fairs

Markets, Fetes & FairsWith winter and that 'much-needed rain' already here, make the most of those rare sunny days at one of Melbourne's excellent markets, fetes and fairs.

An increasing number of food and produce markets including wine are always popping up around the suburbs. And don't forget garage sales!

The Peninsula Baby Market will be held this Sunday, July 22 at Mornington Racecourse. The market features over 55 stalls selling new, wholesale and quality pre-loved baby, toddler and childrens goods, designer clothing, toys and more.

Queen Victoria Market this week:

For Melbourne Kids

Pixar - 20 Years of AnimationPixar - 20 Years of Animation takes you behind the scenes of the studio that created Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., Toy Story, Cars and The Incredibles. Pixar's fascinating processes are revealed through concept sketches, drawings and sculptures.

Independent Games Festival ExhibitionThe Independent Games Festival Exhibition is an interactive showcase of selected winners and nominees of the Independent Games Festival. The exhibition features a stunning selection of work such as Samarost 2 (pictured).

Family Tours

Puffing BillyPuffing Billy Tour - take a tour the whole family can enjoy with a ride on Puffing Billy, Australia's best-loved steam train! Winding its way through lush ferns and towering timbers, this fantastic tour offers may treats, including wine tasting for the adults and also a trip to Healesville Sanctuary that kids will love!

Circus Shows

Circus ShowsSilvers Grand Magic Circus

Circus Royale

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


DSP Australia Meets CentrelinkDSP Australia Meets Centrelink - Come and find out what is happening to DSP pensioners and the unemployed future by discussing new issues arising from changes regarding benefits. DSP supports young pensioners on low fixed incomes.

OnlyMelbourne Welcomes..

Each week we highlight five of the latest additions to OnlyMelbourne's ever growing guide to services, businesses and information sites for your community.

This week we suggest the following:
View More of the Latest Listings at OnlyMelbourne!



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

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    Cold Beet Van Trash - Scotland the Brave
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Melbourne Trivia

Five Beatles in Melbourne

For one time ever in 1964, there were five Beatles and it happened in Melbourne.

Ringo flew into Melbourne on 14th June, 1964 having recovered from a tonsillectomy and his replacement drummer, Jimmy Nicol, flew back to England the following morning.

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