Newsletter | #036 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #036 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #036 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's OnlyMelbourne newsletter guide to Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community - September 10 - September 16, 2007.

This Week.. Asian Food Festival, the Socceroos play in Melbourne, Darebin's Music Feast continues, Experimenta Playground, Melba Spiegeltent, and be sure to plan ahead for the school break with our School Holiday Guide!

We also have AFL finals 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

Asian Food FestivalThe 21st Asian Food Festival takes place this month, running to 30 September. Bigger and better than ever before, this year's festival has the theme 'Celebrate Melbourne's Multicultural Cuisine' and promises to be a major culinary celebration for Melbourne.

This week's events include special Asian dinners, a Curry Cruise and the popular Floating Yum Cha Cruise!

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!

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.

Also on this Week..

School Holiday Guide

School HolidaysSchool Holidays begin soon when the school term ends on September 22 when it's time to put the books away and start having fun!

Highlighting the best events and exhibitions on offer for the young and young at heart, our guide will help you find perfect ways to enjoy the holidays with events, tours and holiday care programs.. all in marvellous Melbourne!

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Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show

Manifest 2007 Melbourne Anime FestivalManifest 2007 is Melbourne's annual Anime Festival, beginning with the AMARANTH Anime Ball this Thursday night, and more events taking place from September 14 to 16. Perfect for Anime lovers new and old, it will be held at Melbourne University, Parkville.

New York FiguresNew York Figures is an exhibition of work by Debra Luccio, inspired by the incredible dancers of Tiffany Mills Company and the New York City Ballet. On show at Steps Gallery till September 30. Debra Luccio will also be giving a special Artist's Talk this Saturday.

Dollypop & SeduceDollypop & Seduce runs till September 30 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.

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.

Collective MemoryCollective Memory is the new solo exhibition of Jennyfer Stratman. On show until September 16 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

Mercury FurMercury Fur is a compelling new play that dares to push the boundaries of what people will do to save the ones they love. The work of British playwright, Philip Ridley, the play follows the misadventures of Elliot and his brother Darren, a new breed of party planners.

BrightsideBrightside is the latest presentation by the Little Ones Theatre Collective. Written and Directed By Stephen Nicolazzo and Dan Giovannoni, Brightside is set in the junkyard of a Victorian commune, examining the effects of environment and people, throughout five vignettes.

Theatre @ RiskTheatre @ Risk presents the Festival of New Writing, a festival of new works, ideas and discussions with rehearsed readings and performances of local, national and international writing. It runs until September 16 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 ends September 16.

Dining & Drink

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..
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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 vs TeamVodaFoneAFL vs TeamVodaFone
Vodafone invites diehard V8 Supercar and AFL fans to meet footy heroes Jamie Charman and Nathan Brown and the elite V8 Supercar drivers Craig Lowndes (pictured) and Jamie Whincup from TeamVodafone.

Be at Federation Square on Tuesday 11 September at 1pm to see if the V8 Supercar drivers can beat the AFL heavyweights in a fitness challenge!

AFL - 1st Semi-Final

AFLThe 1st semi-final of 2007 kicks of this week in Melbourne, with one lonely little game in our own backyard.. Not that we're greedy, but here's hoping it rains in Perth!

    Saturday at The MCG
    Kangaroos v Hawthorn at 7:30 PM


Socceroos Vs ArgentinaSocceroos Vs Argentina
The Qantas Socceroos bring some of Victoria's favourite sons home for a blockbuster match against Argentina at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday 11 September! Gates Open 5:30pm. Match Starts 7:30pm

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

Model Railways FairModel Railways Super Sunday Swapmeet
This Sunday there will be a huge event not to be missed! With a huge collection of over 50 tables with new & used equipment, the Swapmeet starts 9am at the Mahoneys Reserve Scout Hall. Free Entry!

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!

Queen Victoria Market this week:

For Melbourne Kids

AVLC Family Fun DayFamily Fun Day is a special event this Sunday, marking the completion of the Ascot Vale Leisure Centre redevelopment. Australia's biggest pump class, a dive-in movie, a treasure hunt and kids' activities all headline a celebration of health and fitness!

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 ShowcaseNICA Circus Showcase - After three years of intense circus training, Australia's national circus school, NICA, is about to let loose 19 skilled and extraordinary graduating artists! Performing September 11th to 15th at Swinburne, Prahran campus.

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


Global Day For DarfurGlobal Day For Darfur - On Saturday 15th September come show your support for the people of Darfur, encouraging political awareness of the plight of Sudanese victims of war and human rights violations. The public march starts 2pm at Fed Square.

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..

National Blood Donor WeekNational Blood Donor Week starts today, running from September 10 to 16. This special week highlights the Australian Red Cross Blood Service and celebrates the significant contribution which Australia's voluntary, unpaid donors make to the Australian community.

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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Sim of Dis, Sim of Dat..

The Dim Sim, although distinctly Asian in taste was actually developed in Melbourne by Chinese chef William Wing Young for his restaurant "Wing Lee".

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