Newsletter | #039 | What's On this Week
Welcome to this week's OnlyMelbourne newsletter guide to Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community - October 1 - October 7, 2007.
This Week.. the Victorian Seniors Festival Week begins, the weekend sees Sovereign Hill's first Music Festival taking place, Melbourne Fringe continues, and Cartoon Network's Cocotopia Challenge tops off the School Holidays! For more School Holiday Events, don't miss out on our exclusive guide!
We also have NBL details, special dining offers 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
Victorian Seniors Festival Week begins this Sunday, offering a wide range of events spanning everything from seminars and dances to films, theatre, concerts and much more, including the Telstra Meeting Place at the Melbourne Town Hall - a welcoming lounge where you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, hit the internet and catch up with like-minded seniors. It's open daily from 10am to 4:30pm.
Sovereign Hill Music Festival, taking place October 5th to 7th, will feature plenty of entertainment for young and old Kate Ceberano, The Black Sorrows and many more performer! There'll also be activities for kids with Dorothy the Dinosaur's Dance Party, the Hooley Dooleys and musical workshops including drumming with Afrobeat, all performing at various locations against the historical backdrop of Sovereign Hill!
Melbourne Fringe Festival begins this week on September 26, celebrating its 25th year with a large range of events and exhibitions taking place throughout Melbourne, including festivals and events that have significant cultural impact at a local, national and international level for artists, audiences and the general public. Presented by The Age, 2007's Melbourne Fringe will run until October 14.
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.
School Holiday Guide
Check out our School Holiday Guide for over 100 things to do with the kids during the school holidays...
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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Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show
Digital Fringe is a new arm of the successful Fringe Festival that offers new media artists access to public screens and non-traditional audiences across Melbourne including Federation Square, screenings at Horse Bazaar and the most unlikely places!
The Great Wall of Books is a public display of the biggest book ever bound! Free to the public, it is a large-scale sculpture, interactive installation, outdoor performance, exhibition space and more! It will be on display from October 2nd to 8th at Fed Square.
Gardening Australia Expo, held from Friday to Sunday this week, brings to life and showcases the expertise and talents of the ABC's popular Gardening Australia TV program, with its presenters appearing to answer your questions and provide gardening advice.
The Lavazza Italian Film Festival, running at various Palace Cinemas, features the very best contemporary films from the Italy's most respected directors are represented, including Ferzan Ozpetek, Francesca Comencini and Ermanno Olmi.
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
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the popular Oscar-winning film, hits the stage this week, beginning from October 2nd. Experience the beauty of the outback on stage with over 20 full-scale production numbers that will take your breath away!
City Counterpoints is a compelling performance by Brisbane-based Collusion Musical Arts Ensemble, with photography by Henri van Noordenburg. There will be 2 performances only at 3pm and 6pm, taking place at Chapel Off Chapel this Sunday.
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 October 3rd at 11am, Fitzroy Town Hall.
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!
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.
Entertainment & Nightlife
Stand Up For Your Rights is Amnesty International Australia's comedy gala, held at Her Majesty's Theatre this Saturday. Featuring comedy greats like Alison Bice and Greg Fleet, the evening is to campaign against the recent practices of arbitrary detention.
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Dining & Drink
Victorian Wine Regions Showcase takes place on the first Wednesday and Thursday of each month at The Atrium in Federation Square, with this week featuring wines from the North-east Victoria Regions, including Rutherglen, Alpine and Glenrowan.
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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National Basketball League
South Dragons Home Game
Wednesday 3 October - 7:30pm
The Samsung Melbourne Marathon is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this Sunday, offering something for everyone with 4 events on offer at the MCG and over $20,000 in prize money and $30,000 in prizes and random giveaways up for grabs!
Markets, Fetes and Fairs
The Kingston Farmers Market is held on the first Saturday of each month at Sir William Fry Reserve. With stalls offering breads, cheeses, meats, dips, vegies, pasta and more, the $2 entrance donation goes towards Chelsea Rotary community charities.
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:
- Queen Victoria Market will be hosting special activities and events during these school holidays, including arts activities, a petting zoo, and cooking classes. More Details Here
Melbourne For Kids
Check out our School Holiday Guide with over 100 great things to do during the school hols...
Cocotopia Challenge, presented by Cartoon Network and Kelloggs, will be at Treasury Gardens this Saturday, providing a fun-filled day of sun and games including giant Snakes and Ladders, face painting, giveaways and more! And best of all, it's FREE!
Bananas in Pyjamas Allstar Show - The Bananas in Pyjamas are back with a brand new show for 2007 starring B1, B2, Amy, Morgan and Rat in a Hat! Especially designed to delight preschoolers. Shows run between October 6 and 14 at various venues.
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.
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
School Holidays Guide | What's On for September
Darebin Safe Strolls, held annually, are a chance for Darebin's community to enjoy an evening walk and entertainment with performers, musicians and local groups. Walks this week will be held at Northcote's Merri Creek and Reservoir's Edwardes Lake.
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..
Pink Ribbon Breakfasts are a fun way to join friends and family and raise funds for breast cancer research. Most breakfasts are held in the fourth week of October to coincide with Pink Ribbon Day, with many get-togethers having a fun pink theme! Hosts are supplied with breakfast recipes, specially created by International and Australian chefs, and a box of goodies from sponsors to get their breakfast started.
Lunch for Leukaemia - Between October 5th and 19th the Leukaemia Foundation encourages the community to host a lunch to raise support and funds for patients and families who need the foundation's personalised and practical support.
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Spot The Difference
There are 5 Differences between these two pictures of Melbourne's historic building, Como House... See if you can spot them!
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Melbourne's first skyscraper was the ICI Building on Nicholson Street, East Melbourne, which now stands as the Orica Building. Until 1958, buildings had to be under 132 feet - the highest that fire ladders could reach at this time.
From November 1958 to 1961, after the law had subsided, the ICI Building was the tallest building in Australia.
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