Newsletter | #037 | What's On this Week
Welcome to this week's OnlyMelbourne newsletter guide to Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community - September 17 - September 23, 2007.
This Week.. The Royal Melbourne Show kicks off.. High Vibes in Northcote - the highlight of Darebin Music Feast, get a taste of Asia with the Moon Lantern Festival, and don't miss The Lifted Brow Magazine Launch - 5 bands, comedy & more in one big night!
Start planning for the School Holidays - get our exclusive guide!
We also have AFL and Rugby details and much more info on many upcoming events and highlights in beautiful Melbourne, so read on and enjoy!
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School Holiday Guide
School Holidays begin next week when the school term ends on Sunday so 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 exclusive 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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Major Events Guide
The Royal Melbourne Show is the highlight of School Holidays, an annual event not to be missed! Running from September 20 - 30th, the Show provides entertainment for all ages, offering something for everyone, from extreme rides and hundreds of showbags to choose from to food, rides and more! The Show also offers the chance to view animal judging competitions, woodchop contests and attractions.
High Vibes will wrap up the 2007 Darebin Music Feast this Sunday, when Northcote's High Street once again closes its lanes and opens pretty much everything else, bringing local traders and musicians together in some of Melbourne's best music venues.
With delicious food, Jazz, a fun new Kid's Zone and more, all for only a Gold Coin donation Entry!
Darebin Music Feast continues this week with plenty of events! Ending this week and running until September 23, this year's festival featured 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 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 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.
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Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show
The Moon Lantern Festival will be held this week with special activities, events and exhibitions. To celebrate the Moon Festival, there will be special events taking place in Box Hill, Richmond and at other areas around Melbourne.
Voiceworks Launch Party - Express Media, Australia's leading youth literature organisation, is celebrating the launch of Voiceworks #70 this Thursday at Fitzroy's Sentido Funf. The launch includes a live DJ, Contributor readings & door prizes!
New 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. The exhibition includes showcases filled with photos, journals and sketchbooks of the artist's experiences.
Dollypop & 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 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.
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.
Arts & Theatre
Boston Marriage, presented by Hoy Polloy theatre, is the incisive and witty satire by renowned screenwriter, David Mamet. Boston Marriage is mixed with humour and nuance, exploring the negotiations, conflicts and reconcilations that arise - with hilarious outcomes!
War of the Worlds will finally hit Rod Laver Arena with two performances this weekend. Jeff Wayne's musical version of the classic story is a thrilling theatrical and multimedia spectacle, featuring the 10-member Black Smoke Band and a 40-piece String Orchestra.
Theatresports is back in 2007, presented by Impro Melbourne. In a thrilling mix of both theatre and sport, 5 teams will compete for a chance to play in the Grand Final, creating scenes out of audience suggestions with skill and daring every Sunday at Theatreworks.
St Paul's Cathedral Spring Concert - On September 20, St Paul's Cathedral Choir will come together with the gifted musicians of the Australian National Academy of Music Orchestra for one night only, performing beneath the soaring spires of St Paul's Cathedral.
Entertainment & Nightlife
Lifted Brow Launch Gig - Lifted Brow, an independent magazine of new writing, art, and music will celebrate their Melbourne Launch this Thursday with a huge night of entertainment at the Evelyn. The night will feature a brilliant line-up of 5 live bands, poetry readings, filmakers VJ'ing, live comedy and more!
Entry includes 176-page copy & CD, all for only $12!
Dining & Drink
The 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!
Saganaki 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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AFL -Preliminary Finals
2007 Preliminary Finals with one game in Melbourne this week. Fear not, mightn't be like the old days, but we still get the BIG ONE!
- Saturday at The MCG
Geelong v Collingwood at 7:50 PM
Australian Rugby Championship
Melbourne Rebels Home Games
Saturday September 22nd - 3pm
National Basketball League
South Dragons Home Game
Saturday 22 September - 7:30pm
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!
Art & Craft Markets, Fetes and Fairs
Nunawading Market - Come to Nunawading Market, where you'll find almost 100 stalls of high quality craft & produce! Held this Sunday from 9am, proceeds support the cultural, performing and visual arts throughout the City of Whitehorse.
Shake 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
Cry Baby Classical Concerts, organised by 3MBS 103.5FM Classically Melbourne and the City of Yarra, offer parents and children the chance to enjoy music by The Darcy String Quartet, performing September 20 at Richmond Uniting Church.
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
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International Food Feast - Milleara Library in East Keilor invites you to their International Food Feast on Thursday evening for a taste of some of the best foods from abroad! Sample food & drink from different countries such as Croatia, Italy, Lebanon and England.
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..
The 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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Halt! Trugo's There?
One of Victoria's more obscure sports is Trugo, invented in the railway repair workshops of Newport in the Western suburbs of Melbourne by railway workers in the 1920s and still played to this day.
Played outdoors on a green similar to that used for Lawn bowls (90 feet / 27.4 meters in length for men, 70 feet / 21.3 meters for women), the objective of the game is to score goals or points by striking a rubber ring (wheel) with a mallet though a pair of goal posts.
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