Newsletter | #042 | What's On this Week
Welcome to this week's OnlyMelbourne newsletter guide to Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community - October 22 - October 28, 2007.
This Week.. Get Into Art! celebrates the Victorian Arts, the World's Greatest Pram Stroll sets to break the record, Oktoberfest returns to Melbourne and don't miss the Kool Skools Showcase with 25 live acts! Children's Week's also continues, and Melbourne celebrates with Federation Square's 5th Birthday and the Spring Racing Carnival!
We also have NBL and sport 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
Get into Art! is an open day event, held on Sunday, with 40 public galleries across Victoria throwing open their doors in this annual celebration of art. Organised by the Public Galleries Association of Victoria and aided by major funding from Arts Victoria, the special day highlights Victoria's rich cultural heritage with galleries across the state offering a range of programs to interest a wide cross section of people.
The World's Greatest Pram Stroll takes place this Sunday with a world record attempt for the most people 'strolling' in one country on the one day! The annual free event is held to raise awareness abour issues of social isolation for new mums and also highlight Australia's fantastic parks. With Strolls taking place nationally, meeting venues on Sunday include Albert Park, Frankston and Whittlesea.
Children's Week, continues till Sunday, celebrating children, their rights and their skills and abilities. This year, Children and their families can celebrate the Week by getting involved in activities and events across Victoria including Playscapes this Saturday at ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, and children's art work, which will be displayed on the City Circle Tram. There will also be a Community Safety Day at Docklands on Sunday.
Fed Square's 5th Birthday - Federation Square celebrates its Fifth Birthday in 2007 with a range of celebrations taking place throughout October, including live entertainment, exhibitions, a competition and more! Celebrate Melbourne's favourite meeting point, which has become the community heart of Melbourne in the past five years with over 37 million visits since opening and 1,500 events every year!
Giant Sky Wheel
The Giant Sky Wheel has extended its stay at Birrarung Marr until Christmas.
The Giant Sky Wheel offers stunning panoramic views of Melbourne's city that are simply breathtaking! It's a view that just shouldn't be missed. And here's your chance to see it!
WIN 2 Ride Tickets
We have 50 tickets to give-away for rides on Giant Sky Wheel courtesy of City of Melbourne.
How to win
Click on the Giant Sky Wheel picture (right > ) and tell us what does Birrarung Marr mean ?
First 25 correct entries wins 2 tickets.
Giant Sky Wheel
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Day Light Savings - Sunday October 28
Day Light Savings begins this Sunday, so be sure to set your clocks ONE HOUR FORWARD. Daylight Savings starts at 2am so be sure to change all clocks - unless there's a meeting you'd rather miss!
Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show
The Kool Skools 2007 Showcase, held this Saturday at the Melbourne Convention Centre, is an exciting Recording and Multimedia Project for youth aged between secondary school up to 19 years of age, featuring 25 live acts from Kool Skools' rising stars!
Masks of China - Exclusive to the Immigration Museum, this exhibition features handmade masks of wood, paper, copper, bronze and fabric. Including masks which are over 200 years old, the exhibition explores the significance of masks in Chinese culture.
National 4x4 Show, Fishing Show & Outdoors Expo
Beginning this Thursday, at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, two huge expos will come together, offering an enormous range of must-see displays for Melbourne's 4x4, camping, boating and fishing enthusiasts!
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.
See what's on @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this week!
Arts & Theatre
Orchestra Victoria Rocks Queen is a well fitting tribute to Queen. Featuring a 52 piece orchestra and the 'We Will Rock You' band members, which were hand picked by Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor, they perform this Wednesday and Thursday only.
The Journey Girl, beginning Wednesday at Forty Five Downstairs, is a charming one-woman musical comedy, featuring Emma Caldwell in the leading role of Annie, an adventurous young woman attempting to conquer the world with nothing more than a backpack and map.
Glow, presented by Chunky Move, is an intimate interactive solo performance in which the motion of the human body is used to trigger and control music, lighting and animation. Performances begin October 12 at Southbank's Chunky Move Studios.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the popular Oscar-winning film, the play is fun, daring, over-the-top and unforgettable! Experience the beauty of the outback on stage with over 20 full-scale production numbers that will take your breath away!
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
Vibes on the Vineyard - 2007 Cuban Jazz Festival
This Sunday, the annual Vibes on the Vineyard will see Rochford Winery hosting a huge day of entertainment with Cuban Jazz, Salsa Lessons and more in what is fast becoming a lock in event for Melburnian's!
Darrell Lea 80th Celebrations - Darrell Lea is celebrating its 80th Birthday with over $250,000 in instant prizes to be won. All you have to do is spend $8.00 or more in-store for an instant scratch card, giving you 1 in 5 chances to instantly win!
$12,000 Cash Bonanza! Here's your chance to share in a $12,000 CASH BONANZA, courtesy of Financial Services Online! Apply free online for any comparative quote & you automatically qualify for free entry into their monthly prize draw of $1,000!
Dining & Drink
Oktoberfest returns to Melbourne this week, beginning on Friday with events and a celebration of beer running through till Sunday at Greaves Reserve in Dandenong. This year's Oktoberfest will play host to some of Australia's most highly acclaimed bands as well as a collection of local talent and a steady supply of the finest ales from Oktoberfest's biggest sponsor, Bitburger Brewery, Germany's Largest Draught brewer.
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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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.
Spring Racing Carnival
Victoria's Spring Racing Carnival showcases 50 days of premier world-class thoroughbred racing and a party atmosphere unmatched at any other Australian sporting event! Each year, the Spring Racing Carnival puts Victoria on the international map with its high-quality horse racing that incorporates 79 race meetings across the state, with more than 770,000 people attending! It runs until November 21st.
The Kilmore Pacing Cup, the 'Melbourne Cup of Harness Racing,' is a great day of racing, complimented by gourmet food and wine, free children's entertainment and live music. It's held this Sunday at Kilmore Racecourse, one hour's drive from Melbourne.
National Basketball League
South Dragons Home Game
Sun 28 October - 6:00pm
Jump Mania hits Rod Laver Arena this Saturday, featuring the most outrageous US and Aussie four wheelers in an action spectacular that includes a car crushing contest, sky wheelie shootout and Scooby Doo, the character truck based on the cartoon!
Markets, Fetes and Fairs
Tempting Fete is the Spensley Street Primary School fete, held this Saturday in Clifton Hill. This year's theme is 'See it, Hear it, Smell it, Taste it, Touch it' and offers wonderful delights for you to experience with live entertainment, children's activities and an auction!
Watsonia Primary School's Fun Fest is a school fete that will be held on Saturday, with stalls offering food, clothing, jewellery and more. Bill Lawry makes a guest appearance and there will also be a raffle and children's activities with a Giant Slide and more!
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:
Melbourne For Kids
Railway Birthday Corroboree - Diamond Valley Railway is hosting its annual Birthday Corroboree this Sunday in the picturesque Eltham Lower Park. Operating since 1961, the miniature railway is one of the world's top 5 - right here in Melbourne!
Romp & Stomp Fun Day for Children, held to celebrate Universal Children's Day, takes place this Wednesday at Melbourne Museum, featuring Minmi the dinosaur and her friends will be roaming the Museum on the day and children will be admitted free!
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!
DiVino, presented by the National Institute of Circus Arts combines circus, music, theatre and dance in a magical show for the whole family. DiVino features students and graduate artists in an extravagant show full of colour, movement and luscious imagery!
Silvers Grand Magic Circus
What's On for October
The Melbourne Outrigger Canoe Club is hosting a free Come & Try Day on the 27th October, offering a chance to try a new sport where you can paddle down the Yarra River along South Bank. To learn more and register your interest, Visit Here..
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 of Melbourne Appeal is the annual Lord Mayor's Charitable Fund appeal to support charities providing essentials such as accommodation, food and clothing for people who are homeless.
For more information on how you can help Visit Here
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.
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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 Melbourne's RMIT Building... See if you can spot them!
Answers in Next Week's Newsletter
Last Week's Answers
- Ice Bush Market - Bruce Mathiske
May Rock Bide Yonder Trail - Diamond Creek Toy Library
In Void - DiVino
Spot The Difference
Here are the 5 Differences in last week's picture of Queen Victoria Market..
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Wake Up, Komrade Jeff!!
Strangely enough, once Day Light Savings begin, Melbourne, Australia will be in the very same time zone as Vladivostok, Russia!
This is due to the fact that a lot of water lies between the two cities with only part of PNG and a number of Pacific islands seperating Australia and Russia.
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