Newsletter | #032 | What's On this Week
Welcome to this week's OnlyMelbourne newsletter guide to Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community - August 13 - August 19, 2007.
This Week..Melba Spiegeltent's La Soiree, the Malaysian Film Festival hits ACMI, a fashionable fundraiser with Masters of Fashion Parade, and the Melbourne Rebels break new homeground..
We also have AFL and 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
The Melba Spiegeltent presents La Soiree - a live event with a gypsy soul and a hungry heart! A spiegeltent is a hand-hewn pavilion used as travelling dance hall and wine tasting marquee since the early 20th century. A theatre, a salon, a portal to another time and more, La Soiree opens for previews on August 15, and will run for a limited season until November 18 at Northcote Town Hall Civic Square.
The Australian Malaysian Film Festival will be taking place this weekend at ACMI.
This boutique film festival celebrates Visit Malaysia Year 2007 and the nation's 50th anniversary with special screenings of three films. The engaging films will be of rich diversity, as well as of historical and contemporary cultural significance.
The Australian Masters of Fashion Parade will be held at Sandringham College this Friday.
The spectacular fashion parade showcases the work of winners and finalists from design categories of the Australian Masters of Fashion, one of the most highly regarded events in Australia's Fashion Couture Industry.
Energise Enterprise 07 is Victoria's premier Small Business Festival, taking place throughout August with a huge range of events, workshops and information sessions and forums.
With over 400 events in metropolitan and regional Victoria to choose from Energise Enterprise 07 has something to offer everyone.
The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway's longest running musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber has made its triumphant return to Melbourne at the Princess Theatre with Performances selling quickly.
Starring the extraordinary Anthony Warlow in his career defining role, this sweepingly romantic hit is a breathtaking phenomenon not to be missed!
The Portable Film Festival, featuring the best in short film and internet video culture, takes place through August.
Costing nothing at all to sign up, you can use any portable device such as iPod, Sony PSP, laptop computer or even your mobile phone to download films from this years festival programme.
Giant Sky Wheel
The 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...
Father's Day Ideas
Father's Day is only 3 weeks away - September 2nd - so now's a good time to plan ahead and get a great gift for Dad!
Why not buy Dad a Melbourne Sports Tour voucher. Mention OnlyMelbourne and receive 10% Off all Melbourne Sports Tours. More Details Here
Also on this Week..
Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show
Collective Memory is the new solo exhibition of Jennyfer Stratman. Opening August 15 at Über Gallery, Stratman's sculptures investigate the landscapes of the psyche and how these resonate with the landscapes of the natural environment.
Artefact is an exhibition in which thirteen contemporary artists have woven small-scale works through historical artefacts, putting a new twist on the traditional forms of display at City Museum's Making Melbourne Galleries.
A Kind of You is the first Australian solo exhibition of works by renowned New York artist Roni Horn, who explores the variability of human identity through sequential photographs, capturing subtle shifts in expression, time and atmosphere.
Continuum, an exhibition by Bronwen Garner features collage works on paper, explores the notion of imaginary space. Using a diverse range of colours and textures, the collages of torn paper are layered and arranged to create a feeling of depth.
Winter in Banyule is Banyule's annual arts festival, featuring many and varied local artists. Beginning August 4th, the festival offers a broad range of art, music, dance, heritage and film events in locations all around the district.
Melbourne Pinhole is an exhibition of the photography of David Tatnall, a resident of Melbourne and a committed conservationist. Instrumental in gaining public support for this cause, his work is on show at the City Library's Gallery.
Arts & Theatre
Weary - The story of Weary Dunlop is a two-act play that pays tribute to one of Australia's greatest icons.
Celebrating the spirit and heart of Weary Dunlop, the play opens this Friday at the Comedy Theatre.
Criminology is a play in which easy assumptions about guilt, innocence, and the value of life are shaken to the core. Based on a shocking true story, it is the chronicle of a death foretold, but not prevented - an erotic, adrenaline-fuelled ride into the dark blood of a killer.
Chapters from the Pandemic is an atmospheric performance by Angus Cerini. Using dance and theatre, the performance is the story of a lone survivor set in a desolate Earth, and told through breathtaking movement and visual design.
Dark Angels, performing at Ondergronds Bar, is a murder mystery using a comedy format set in a strip cum fetish club. Featuring Katie Underwood, Dark Angels is a controversial new musical which is a grand mix of burlesque, mystery and comedy.
Restaurants, Clubs & Bars
Zia Teresa are known for their generous home styled traditional Italian meals and commitment to quality. The special's menu is continually updated, offering you classic gourmet dishes from all regions of Italy, in addition to Zia originals.
Special Dining Offer
Melbourne offers a splendid range of food styles to enjoy. Here are just a few classic food styles to choose from..
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AFL - Round 20
With only 3 weeks till the Finals, this week will see 4 matches played in Melbourne, with two matches playing simultaneously on Saturday.. Diehard supporters will know where to go, the fickle ones can just flip a coin..
- Friday at The MCG
Collingwood v Melbourne at 7:40 PM
Saturday at The MCG
Essendon v Carlton at 2:10 PM
Saturday at Telstra Dome
St Kilda v Fremantle at 2:10 PM
Sunday at Telstra Dome
Kangaroos v Geelong at 2:10 PM
Australian Rugby Championship
Melbourne Rebels 1st Home Game
Melbourne's first fully professional rugby union team will play a landmark match this Saturday, competing on home-turf for the first time ever!
In the wake of their recent win against the Vikings, the newest jewel in Melbourne's sporting crown will be playing the East Coast Aces at Olympic Park.
Melbourne Storm Home Games
Aussie 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!
Entertainment & Nightlife
Bob Dylan & his Band will be performing this Friday at Rod Laver Arena, offering the chance to see one of music's living legends in what will be a spectacular concert that also features The Frames, one of Ireland's most successful bands.
Elvis Meets the Beatles is a tribute to two of the pivotal icons of music history, featuring Max Pellicano and The Beatnix. They will be performing at the Palms, Crown Casino this weekend, which also marks the anniversary of Presley's death.
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
Magnolia Square is a boutique fair that showcases women's and children's attire, homewares, jewellery, food and more! Taking place this weekend, Magnolia Square reveals the work of some of Melbourne's most talented artists, designers & gourmets.
With 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!
Queen Victoria Market this week:
For Melbourne Kids
National Science Week occurs in August each year and this year Museum Victoria celebrates the 10th year with a wide range of special activities and fun programs for science fans of all ages running from August 18 to August 26.
Amazing Human Body Exhibition is an educational exhibition that provides audiences with a unique, educational view of the human body. Using a unique preservation method called plastination, the exhibition features approximately 400 human specimens.
Pixar - 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.
The 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).
Puffing 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!
Silvers Grand Magic Circus proudly present an ever-changing program that features artists from all parts of the world.
Performances are held Wednesday to Sunday.
What's On for August
Oxfam Charity Ball & Auction - Raising funds for Oxfam Australia, the Young Sassy Professionals are holding a Charity Ball on August 18 with live music and over 150 items on auction, including a signed jumper from the Italian team that won the 2006 World Cup!
You Can Help
There are many social causes that are relevant to people from all walks of life, many of which rely on public support to better the community or assist those who are less fortunate. This week we ask you to consider the following..
Help RSPCA Victoria & WIN!!
RSPCA Victoria is offering the chance to win 2 nights luxury accommodation at the Mt Rael Retreat with the use of a Bib Stillwell BMW for the weekend! Purchase your tickets to October's World Animal Day Gala Ball before August 17 and you'll go into the draw to win and also help raise money for animal welfare.
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We've rearranged the letters of three of the attractions featured in this week's newsletter.. See if you can figure them out!
Spot The Difference
There are 5 Differences between these two pictures of the classic Melbourne icon, The W Class Tram... See if you can spot them!
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