Newsletter | #044 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #044 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #044 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for November 5 - November 11, 2007.

The nation holds its breath and many of us get a holiday on Tuesday for the running of the Melbourne Cup! The Village Festival offers 5 days of entertainment, Melbourne Cup Rally continues with fun on the water, and film-buffs are treated to the Festival of Jewish Cinema and the Greek Film Festival! There's also the Bhuddist Spring Festival and get out this Sunday for the Walk Against Warming!

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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Melbourne Cup Day

Melbourne Cup Day and CarnivalMelbourne Cup Day, the highlight of Australian racing takes place this Tuesday at Flemington Racecourse, with the Cup also screening at Fed Square on the big screen with an after-party also held in Federation Square with live entertainment! And if that's not enough for you, there's Crown Oaks Day on Thursday, and Emirates Stakes Day finishing up the Melbourne Cup Carnival on Saturday.

- Ideas for anything but the Melbourne Cup!

Major Events Guide

The VillageThe Village Festival, held at North Fitzroy's Edinburgh Gardens, begins this Wednesday and runs till Sunday, offering a fabulous smorgasbord of performances and an utterly unique vibe for all!

This extraordinary festival creates a village space that includes portable theatres, tents, puppet booths, food, games, live music and more!

2007 Festival of Jewish CinemaThe 2007 Festival of Jewish Cinema begins this Thursday at ACMI, showcasing contemporary films from around the world on Jewish themes. Featuring a stunning collection of films, the festival includes screenings of newly restored archive prints, once thought lost to cinema audiences. These little-known Yiddish classics represent a hitherto forgotten chapter in world cinema. The Festival runs until November 28.

Walk Against WarmingWalk Against Warming - This Sunday the 11th of November, people all over Australia will be meeting to take part in the Walk Against Warming to show their concern and raise awareness about the issue of global warming and climate change.

The meeting point for the walk will be the Melbourne State Library, with the walk beginning at 1pm.

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!

Giant Sky Wheel

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2007 Greek Film FestivalThe Greek Film Festival, now in its 15th year, begins this Wednesday with a selection of films playing at Palace Cinemas Como and Balwyn until November 25. This year, the festival presents the most innovative Greek films along with many classics.

The Melbourne Cup RallyThe Melbourne Cup Rally, presented by Boating Victoria, continues this week and will run until November 6th. Festivities will include on and off water events with picnics aboard boats, waterfront entertainment, visiting celebrities and more!

Bhuddist Spring FestivalThe Bhuddist Spring Festival, taking place this weekend, is held at a stunningly beautiful property that features 10 acres of landscaped gardens with over 2,000 rose bushes! The festival features tours, a photo exhibition, jewellery stalls, food and more.

Melbourne Fitness ExpoThe Melbourne Fitness Expo, held this weekend, showcases the latest in commercial fitness and gym equipment, sports nutrition, sporting apparel and more. The expo will also feature demonstrations, aerobics displays and new product launches.

Home Furnishings - To Dye For!Home Furnishings - To Dye For! - Held at Carlton's Steps Galley, this exhibition, showcasing the work of members of the Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria, features beautiful handwoven, handspun and handcrafted textiles for the home.

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.

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.

See what's on @ Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this week!

Arts & Theatre

The Idea of NorthThe Idea Of North will be performing this Thursday and Friday at Chapel Off Chapel with two shows only. With four great voices on stage, the a cappella group are renowned for their slick arrangements that blend jazz, soul, gospel and musical comedy.

Sentido FunfSentido Funf offer two entertaining performances in November with Both Sides of the Bar - a comical love triangle with a twist, and The Fellatio Monologues - a performance that is both amusing and confronting as it explores the differences between men and woman.

Queens of the DiscoQueens of the Disco - Join Jackie Stevens, Jillette Jones and DJ Claire with the Hair every Friday night at Collingwood's Temple Bar Precinct for The Jack and Jill Drag Show as the girls take to the stage as only drag queens can!

Priscilla Queen of the DesertPriscilla, 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 07Theatresports 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

Sell Out Independent Music AuctionSell Out is an independent music auction with all proceeds helping to benefit the Australian Conservation Foundation. Along with live music on the night, the Auction offers the opportunity to bid on rarities, VIP tickets, signed items, limited edition goodies and more!

DefconDefcon takes place this Saturday offering an enormous line up of house and trance DJs playing across three arena's on the banks of the Yarra River. With the finest modern performers and a battery of special effects, this battle of beats is the first of it's kind in Melbourne.

The Melbourne Nintendo Wii ChampionshipThe Melbourne Nintendo Wii Championship is your chance to show your skills, have fun and win great prizes at the British Crown Hotel in Collingwood. With four different Wii games featured each week, entrants can make up a team of four or compete on their own.

The John Montesante QuintetThe John Montesante Quintet brings a hint of New York Be-Bop to town, offering timeless Jazz Standards and improvisations by some of Melbourne's finest Jazz players. They perform every Thursday at The Commune Cafe Bar and every Friday at Commuters Cafe Bar.


Name the Eastlink Tunnels CompetitionName the Eastlink Tunnels - This is your chance to make history by naming the new Eastlink Tunnels, which will connect Melbourne's Eastern Freeway to Frankston Freeway in 2008.

$12,000 Cash Bonanza$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


Victorian Wine Regions ShowcaseVictorian 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 Yarra Valley Region, including wines from Coldstream Hills and Killara Estate. sell premium Australian wines direct to the public at up to 50% off retail prices, offering Free Home Delivery and a 100% Money Back Guarantee.

Perfect for all lovers of wine, their impressive range of wines and service were recommended on Channel 7's Today Tonight and Channel 9's A Current Affair.


Bistro 1Bistro 1 is one of Melbourne's most desirable dining destinations. With superb French and Italian cuisine and a national award winning wine list, the warm lamp lighting and attentive service create a special feeling for couples in the mood for romance.

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

Spring Racing Carnival

Spring Racing CarnivalVictoria'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.

National Basketball League

Melbourne RebelsSouth Dragons Home Game


Raw Survivor TourWWE Raw Survivor - The WWE RAW Superstars will be hitting the mat hard this Saturday for one show only at Rod Laver Arena. Their first Melbourne show in over a year, Survivor features wrestling heavyweights Triple H, Randy Orton and other wrestling stars!

Markets, Fetes and Fairs

Adults' Art Show and Artists Camp Market DayRoberts McCubbin Primary School are holding their Adults' Art Show and Artists Camp Market Day this week. The Adults Art Show takes place on Friday evening with drinks, nibbles, music and awards. On Saturday the Market Day offers food, music 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!

Queen Victoria Market this week:

Melbourne For Kids

Cry Baby Classical ConcertsCry 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 November 7th at 11am, Fitzroy Town Hall.

Masks of ChinaMasks of China at the Immigration Museum features handmade masks from China, some which are over 200 years old. With free entry for children the exhibition includes fun kids activity trail with the chance to sketch and colour-in their own mask!

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

Circus Royale

What's On for November


Slides & SushiSlides & Sushi - If you work making art at home and want to share your ideas with other artists then come along to the Hawthorn Town Hall Gallery for an artistic 'show and tell' in a relaxed, informal environment!

Go Sailing DayGo Sailing Day takes place this Sunday with yacht clubs all over Victoria opening their doors and inviting all members of the public to Go Sailing! All ages are welcome, regardless of experience level, to try the free activities and discover the excitement of sailing!

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 of Melbourne AppealThe 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.

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The Short Film That Stopped a Nation

A Melbourne horse race is the subject of the oldest surviving motion picture filmed in Australia. And no prizes for guessing which race!

The short film is of the 1896 Melbourne Cup. It was first shown along with imported films at the Princess Theatre on Spring Street two weeks later.

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