Newsletter | #045 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #045 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #045 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for November 12 - November 18, 2007.

This week the Johnston Street Fiesta offers Latin entertainment, there's also fun for all with the Eltham Town Festival and the Australian Surf Movie Festival kicks off. Cinema fans are also treated to the Festival of Jewish Cinema and the Greek Film Festival, and two huge and popular expos hit town with Sexpo and eGames!

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

Johnston Street FiestaJohnston Street Fiesta, now in its 29th year, takes place this weekend offering fun, music, food and more kick than a tequila sunrise! Held every year, this award-winning Latin festival sees Fitzroy become a weekend fiesta of food, music, dancing and Sunday's legendary Street Performers' Parade, when Spanish and Latin communities compete to display the best of their music, costume and dance!

The Rotary Eltham Town FestivalThe Rotary Eltham Town Festival will be held this weekend, offering two fun-filled days of music, food, market stalls and more! Beginning Saturday, the day will feature a fantastic variety of entertainment including an appearance by Humphrey B Bear, Auction Dollars and Eltham Idol, followed up by Fireworks at Eltham Rugby Field on Saturday night. The festival continues Sunday with markets, bands, food and more!

2007 Festival of Jewish CinemaThe 2007 Festival of Jewish Cinema is now running 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.

Giant Sky Wheel


The Giant Sky Wheel has extended its stay at Birrarung Marr until Christmas.

The Sky Wheel offers panoramic views of the city that are breathtaking and with the lights illuminating the skyline at night there's no better way to end your evening than on top of the Giant Sky Wheel.

Come along and check out the fantastic views of Melbourne Skyline or stroll down during the evening to see the spectacular light show.

It's a view that just shouldn't be missed!

Giant Sky Wheel

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Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show

SexpoSexpo - The Health, Sexuality, and Lifestyle Exhibition begins Thursday at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre, offering information and displays about all aspects of health, adult entertainment, sexuality, and adult lifestyles.

The Australian Surf Movie FestivalThe Australian Surf Movie Festival, now in its sixth year, offers an impressive line-up of surf movies and music, beginning November 13. Everyone attending the festival this year will also receive a 'show bag' filled with goodies from the festivals sponsors!

The eGames & Entertainment ExpoThe eGames & Entertainment Expo is a must for all gaming fans, offering displays of all the latest electronic games and interactive entertainment for people of all ages to try and buy at the Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre.

2007 Greek Film FestivalThe Greek Film Festival is now in its 15th year, celebrating Greek cinema 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.

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

Four Dogs and a BoneFour Dogs and a Bone is the Australian premiere of John Patrick Shanley's cynically humorous look at the world of showbiz. Centred around a troubled film production, performances will be held at South Yarra's Cromwell Road Theatre.

Sunwrae EnsembleSunwrae Ensemble will be performing music by Artistic Director, Rae Howell in Richmond this Friday, presenting an awe-inspiring evening of stunning cinematic music with a 10-piece chamber group, known for their persuasive rhythms and spectacular improvisation.

She's landed at The Gatwick!She's landed at The Gatwick! - playing at Chapel Off Chapel - is a performance and exhibition that tells the story of Queeny, the owner of a Hotel set for demolition, the patrons who call it home, and their passionate fight to keep their rooming house.

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

Bjorn AgainBjorn Again, one of Australia's most successful exports and the only tribute group to be endorsed by ABBA themselves, are celebrating their 18th Anniversary Tour with 2 shows only at The Palms at Crown. A treat for fans, the shows also include a special quiz session.

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

Wining 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..
DiningFor more restaurants...
Check out onlyMelbourne's Restaurant Directory
Or you can View & Book a Table @ MenuLog

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

AND1 Mix Tape TourAND1 Mix Tape Tour is a basketball extravaganza, taking place at Vodafone Arena this Saturday. Featuring the USA's famous AND1 Mixtape street basketballers, their shows are the epitome of cool with performances that never disappoint!

Markets, Fetes and Fairs

Shirt and Skirt MarketsThe Shirt and Skirt Markets, held on Sunday at Abbotsford Convent, is the perfect place for emerging fashion designers to showcase their talents and sell beautiful creations to the general public, with men's, women's and children's fashion, jewellery 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

Camp SEDA Open DayCamp SEDA Open Day is your chance to have fun with the whole family and learn how Seeing Eye Dogs are trained. Held this Sunday in Kensington, the day features face painting, an Animal Farm, BBQ and food stalls and best of all PUPPIES!

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 15 at Richmond Uniting Church.

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 ShowsCircus Royale is a totally professional traditional circus staged in a luxury tent featuring International circus stars.

What's On for November


National Recycling WeekNational Recycling Week is held from November 12 to 18, highlighting the impact that we have on the environment and inviting everyone to consider what they can do to help reduce waste in homes and businesses across Australia.

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 Kmart Wishing Tree AppealThe Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal is Australia's largest Christmas gift appeal. The Wishing Tree supports some of Australia's largest welfare organisations and Trees can be found nationally in Kmart stores, with gifts collected up until Christmas Eve.

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.

For more information on how you can help Visit Here

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Melbourne Trivia

It's A Long Way To The Top.. Possums!

Melbourne's love affair with its laneways is displayed no better than in the naming of two well known laneways, ACDC Lane - renamed in memory of one of Australia's most successful musical exports, and Dame Edna Place which was crowded with interested lunchtime "possums"for the launch on March 08, 2007.

Among the many other names of Melbourne's laneways are the colourfully titled, Exploration Lane, and for the romantic at heart Melbourne also plays host to Romeo Alley and Juliet Alley.

Read more about Melbourne Laneways | Read Melbourne Trivia...

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