Newsletter | #035 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #035 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #035 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's OnlyMelbourne newsletter guide to Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community - September 3 - September 9, 2007.

This Week.. Celebrate Melbourne Day, The Melbourne Writers' Festival wraps up, Experimenta Playground continues, Melba Spiegeltent's La Soireea and who could forget Father's Day?

We also have AFL and Rugby 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

Once Upon A Story FestivalOnce Upon A Story Festival takes place at Gasworks Arts park this Sunday, offering a huge day of activities for kids aged from three to ten, and free entry!

Now in its third year, this special day includes author readings, craft sessions, theatre shows and storytelling to capture the minds of little aspiring writers and bookworms!

Darebin Music FeastDarebin Music Feast is back again this year with over 150 events! Beginning September 8 and running until September 23, this year's festival features hundreds of musicians performing at over one hundred events in over 25 venues throughout Darebin, one of Melbourne's most musically prolific areas. With over 20 venues around town, the festival offers funk, folk, rock, jazz, hip-hop, and more!

Motorola Melbourne Spring Fashion WeekMotorola Melbourne Spring Fashion Week begins this week, running from September 3 to 9. This is the week to get an inside look into the latest trends and styles from the hottest designers of the season at Australia's leading public fashion event. With more than 120 retail events in the city day and night, Fashion Week will inspire your love of fashion from gorgeous runway shows, workshops, exhibitions and business seminars.

Experimenta PlaygroundExperimenta Playground is an interactive exhibition that mixes art and creative technology.

Featuring innovative displays and playful artworks by Australian and international artists, these exhibitions demystify often complex technology. Experimenta Playground will run until 23 September at BlackBox, the Arts Centre.

The Melba SpiegeltentThe 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 is a must-see attraction, running for a limited season until November 18 at Northcote Town Hall Civic Square.

Win A Double Pass!

The White PlanetThe White Planet is a stunning new film that captures the Arctic, a world apart that's ruled by the cold and shaped by ice and wind. The White Planet premiers in Melbourne on September 6, and Madman Cinema are offering you the chance to share in this magical film!

How to Enter:
To win one of ten double passes to The White Planet on 6th September, email [email protected] with the words "Only Melbourne" in the subject header and include your name and postal address.

Read More About The White Planet Here

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Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show

History Begins at HomeHistory Begins at Home is the current exhibition on show at the Royal Historic Society of Victoria. Illustrating the history of the area around the Society's building in A'Beckett Street, the exhibition is drawn from the Society's rich collection of maps, photos and drawings.

Taboo SocietyTaboo Society is a jewellery exhibition by Exotique Earth. Featuring jewellery with a 1930's flare by Sharon Dixon, Matt Woods and Anthony Clibborn, this special exhibition on Friday includes fashion by Samantha Chaffey from Hills in Hollywood.

Dollypop & SeduceDollypop & Seduce opens August 24 at Monash Gallery of Art. Dollypop is Renato Grome's series of large photographs of Barbie and Ken dolls in various playfully ironic poses. Seduced, also the work of Grome, features boldly captured exotic flora.

Collective MemoryCollective 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.

ArtefactArtefact 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.

Arts & Theatre

GrandivaGrandiva - Men in Tutus is the ultimate send up of both classical and contemporary ballet. Hailed by critics as 'The greatest exponents of all male comedy ballet in the world today', international company Grandiva are performing Friday at Her Majesty's Theatre.

Mechelec Cabaret FestivalMechelec Cabaret Festival runs from Thursday September 6th until Saturday September 8th for a limited season only at the Williamstown Mechanics Institute. The Mechelic Festival features some of Melbourne's up and coming cabaret performers.

Theatre @ RiskTheatre @ Risk presents the Festival of New Writing, a 10-day festival of new works, ideas and discussions with rehearsed readings and performances of local, national and international writing. It begins Friday at the Old Council Chambers, Trades Hall.

Dogs BarkingDogs Barking, created by the acclaimed writer of British drama, This Life, is a modern love story that brutally yet comically examines jealousy, passion and emotional violence. Directed by award winning emerging director Sam Strong, it opens August 30.

Mudfest 10Mudfest 10, the largest student arts festival in Australia, begins August 20. Based on the theme of the indigenous concept of 6 seasons this year, the festival brings student art and theatre to the community with a wide and varied program.

Dining & Drink

Ready Steady Cook will be hitting Westfield Southland this week with your favourite chefs and some brand new faces making mouth watering meals in minutes! From Thursday to Sunday there will be 4 shows daily with time saving secrets, hot recipes and tips!

Saganaki Greek Cuisine & GrillSaganaki Greek Cuisine & Grill offer sensational cuisine, and a perfect atmosphere set amidst quality design with floor to ceiling windows displaying the Docklands' water views. The Modern Greek cuisine is prepared using only the very best local produce.

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

Dining In

Menulog Home Delivery is a great chance to eat fine cuisine at home! With over 300 of the best restaurants on offer, you're sure to find something to suit any taste or occasion. To find fast and easy delivery in your area, Visit Here.

Sporting Events

AFL - Qualifying Finals

The finals kick of this week with 3 qualifying matches playing in Melbourne!

    Saturday at Telstra Dome
    Hawthorn v Adelaide at 2:30 PM

    Saturday at The MCG
    Collingwood v Sydney Swans at 7:30 PM

    Sunday at The MCG
    Geelong v Kangaroos at 2:45 PM

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

Junction Acoustic Jam & Open MicThe Junction Acoustic Jam & Open Mic is a weekly night of entertainment and fun taking place Wednesday nights at Newport's Junction Hotel. If you're keen to hit the stage yourself, or simply want a great night out, come along to the Junction!

Art & Craft Markets, Fetes and Fairs

Melbourne Stitches & Craft ShowThe Melbourne Stitches & Craft Show begins on September 5th at Caulfield Racecourse. Over 5 days, there'll be more than 50 demonstrations and workshops on traditional crafts such as embroidery, knitting, quilting, contemporary crafts and more!

Markets, Fetes & FairsShake off those winter blues and Spring along to one of Melbourne's many excellent markets, fetes and fairs this weekend for a bargain!

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

9 x 5 Quality Makers MarketThe 9 x 5 Quality Makers Market features hand crafted and painted object's d'art to tantalise and tempt your eye. The market takes place this Sunday at 10am in Ivanhoe, offering original wares, hand-made gifts and artist made homewares.

Queen Victoria Market this week:

For Melbourne Kids

Cry Baby Classical ConcertsCry Baby Classical Concerts are organised by 3MBS 103.5FM Classically Melbourne and the City of Yarra, offering parents and children the chance to enjoy music by The Darcy String Quartet this Wednesday from 11am at Fitzroy Town Hall.

Amazing Human Body ExhibitionAmazing 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 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 proudly present an ever-changing program that features artists from all parts of the world.

What's On for September


Justice Project Human RightsHuman Rights Forum - The City of Darebin is proud to pioneer the first in a series of Human Rights Forums on September 4, chaired by Barrister Kurt Esser, Chairman of 'The Justice Project', Melbourne's non-partisan human rights campaign organisation.

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..

Heart FoundationThe Heart Foundation will be holding their annual Doorknock Appeal throughout September to help fight Australia's leading cause of death - cardiovascular disease. With your support, they aim to continue funding groundbreaking work into the future, providing Australians with the very best heart health information and funds for cutting edge research.

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The Joy from Oz..

Melbourne had the first gay and lesbian radio station in the world. Starting with a 90 day test licence in 1993, Joy Radio was one of only four community stations to receive a full licence in 2001.

The station now has a wide gay and non-gay listenership in Melbourne.

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