Newsletter | #091 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #091 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #091 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for September 29 - October 5, 2008.

This week, Melbourne truly gets into the swing of Spring with a huge range of events including the Victorian Seniors' Festival with special screenings at ACMI and attractions across Victoria, the Dream Festival at Birrarung Marr with art and music, and the ongoing Fringe Festival with more performances, exhibitions and theatre than you could poke a Uni student's soy-latte fair-trade mochacino at.

There's also a full plate for Melbourne with the Heathcote Wine and Food festival and two other big wine events on the weekend, along with the last days of the Asian Food Festival. Northcote also has a trick up its sleeve with the Melbourne Magic Festival, while two big music festivals continue with the Mildura Country Music Festival and the Sovereign Hill Music Festival.

There are sport details, special dining offers and info on upcoming events and highlights in beautiful Melbourne, so read on and enjoy!


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Special Reminder

Day Light Savings Starts - Sunday October 5
Day Light Savings starts this Sunday, so be sure to set your clocks ONE HOUR FORWARD. Daylight Savings starts at 2am so make sure to change all clocks, except the VCR - it's a coin toss with TV schedules anyway!

Spring School Holiday Guide

School Holidays continue this week with plenty to see and do, and now's the perfect time with the Spring weather finally here!

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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The Fisher-Price PlayTrain will be touring shopping centres beginning with an appearance at Eastland this Friday. The special play setting lets kids discover the magic of play while parents can also seek advice from qualified early childcare professionals.

The Grimstones is a gothic fairy tale told with beautiful old world marionettes and Australian sign language. A magical, gothic fairytale about a girl who can read dreams and a baby boy with three legs, performances run until Tuesday during holidays.

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Major Events Guide

The Dream Festival runs for four days beginning this Friday, bringing the Yarra River and Birrarung Marr to life with giant illuminated artworks depicting the dreams and aspirations of Australians. A unique public art show, the artworks will be beautifully lit at night with soundtracks and stories. The festival has something for Dreamers of all ages with live music on the weekend from some of Australia's best bands.

Victorian Seniors Festival Week, beginning this Sunday, includes more than 1000 free and low-cost events across Victoria that aim to entertain, educate and celebrate Melbourne and Victoria's senior community. This year the Aveo Live Well Festival Hub in the Lower Melbourne Town Hall is open daily offering festival visitors an opportunity to relax with a free tea or coffee while enjoying eclectic entertainment.

Milo in2Cricket is a fun sports event that let's you get up close with the Milo in2Cricket ambassadors and test out your cricket skills. A fun, free school holiday event for the whole family, Cricket Australia and Milo are working together to give junior cricket in Australia a whole new look. A great way to learn lots of new cricket skills, the free family event takes place on Thursday, running from 11am to 2pm at Fed Square.

Melbourne Fringe Festival continues this week, running until October 12. Celebrating its 26th year with a large range of events, exhibitions and public performances taking place throughout Melbourne, this years festival is bigger than ever. Presented by The Age, this year's festival features 10 major projects and almost 300 events in 19 days across the city and beyond, showcasing the talents of independent artists.

The Melbourne Magic Festival, running this week until Saturday at Northcote Town Hall is the biggest gathering of magical talent in Australia this century! Some of Australia's top magicians are appearing (and disappearing!) at the special festival with 50 performances of ten different shows. There'll be something for everyone with clown magic for kids and cardsharping scams for adults, comedy and illusions.

The Melbourne International Festival of Brass, continues this week and runs until Saturday, offering recitals and concert performances from some of Australia's finest musicians and brass ensembles. Celebrating the contribution of brass playing in the Australian community, the festival program includes musicians' forums, concerts, workshops, jam sessions and more at several venues throughout Melbourne.

30 Days of Fashion and Beauty is a month-long event in September, celebrating the style industry's finest and brightest through in-store events, parties and much more. The month-long program will feature cocktail parties, runway shows and in store appearances with top make-up artists, celebrities such as Nikki Phillips, Jennifer Hawkins and Lara Bingle and leading editors from magazines like Harper's Bazaar.

Upcoming Events

To find out about future events in Melbourne, have a look at our new calendar, with details about many more events that lie ahead, including Exhibitions, Gigs, Markets, Expos and much more..

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Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show

The Drawn Blank Series, opening this week at Artiq Galleries in South Yarra, is a series of watercolour and gouache paintings created by Bob Dylan, based on drawings and sketches made on the road from 1989 to 1992. The exhibition will run until October 24th.

Some Feeling, the latest photographic exhibition from Richard Lipp, explores landscapes that show aspects that can't be seen, but rather felt. Opening on Tuesday at First Site Gallery, the exhibition is a portrait of the Western Suburbs captured during the night.

A Brief History of Graffiti is a photographic exhibition of slogan graffiti from around the world that has been produced and photographed by Daniel Kaplon. Held at Trades Hall, visitors are invited to view the artworks and write their own response to the work.

Punk a Photographic Journey is an exhibition of work that will feature in an up and coming book that chronicles Melbourne's Punk scene, by Melbourne based photographer, Melynda. Part of Melbourne Fringe, it is showing at Gasworks Art Park.

Alex London Dies in Public is a cinematic installation that asks, what is the ultimate sacrifice in the name of art? Performance artist Alex London decided to take her own life as a work of art and left behind this work. It runs at Fitzroy's Bar Open until Saturday.

Between Here And There, an exhibition held at Northcote's newest gallery, Immersion Therapy, features work by photographer Ying Ang. Showcasing work by the self taught artist who has hewn a highly successful career, it runs until October 12.

Ubiquitous Slopes is an exhibition that uses the gallery space of Collingwood gallery, Utopian Slumps to explore ideas of inversion, location and deviation. Reconstructed from the memory of a New Zealand holiday cabin, it runs until this Thursday.

Heat: Art and Climate Change is a major international art exhibition held in conjunction with the conference, Cultures of Sustainability, which offers artists and writers the chance to explore issues of climate change. The exhibition is running at the RMIT Gallery.

The Sculptors Association of Victoria are currently holding their Annual Awards Exhibition in the Barn Gallery of Eltham's Montsalvat. The highly collectable work produced for the annual exhibition emanates from a mix of amateur and professional members.

Sport and War is an exhibition that highlights the controversies faced by many Australian sportspersons during wartime in decades past. With original artworks, documents, photos and film, the wartime relics include a 'Brownlow' medal presented in a Changi POW camp.

Expos & Launches

Minister for Traffic Lights - This Thursday there will be a launch at Abbotsford Convent of Tony Wilson's new illustrated children's book, The Minister for Traffic Lights. With Attorney General Rob Hulls as guest, the day includes kids' activities and artwork on display.

Melbourne Leisurefest, Australia's biggest expo show of RV, Camping, Boating and Off Road vehicles, will be held at Sandown Racecourse and runs from Thursday to Sunday. The show is a chance to test out all the latest gear for anyone looking for an adventure in Australia's big backyard with a wide variety of vehicles and equipment on display. Visitors will also have the chance to win a $14,000 off-road camper trailer.

The Model Engineering Exhibition takes place this weekend at Monash University in Clayton. The exhibition will feature all forms of model engineering with live steam and hot air engines, model boats, trains and aircraft, workshop tools, displays and more.

Performances & Theatre

Metamorphosis, a dance production by the Flare Dance Company, will be performed this Friday and Saturday at the Renaissance Theatre in Kew High School. A mixed bill of dance works in a range of styles, a portion of proceeds will go towards Autism Victoria.

Thank You For the Music is a special concert that celebrates the 50th birthday of Jonathon Welch, founder of the Choir of Hard Knocks, who will feature in the concert along with many other special guests. It takes place this Sunday at Melbourne Town Hall.

Who is Lindsay Boag? is a comedy of errors beginning Thursday at Chapel Off Chapel. The Italian comedy by David Conati is about the chaos that unfolds around Lindsay and his boyfriend after Lindsay lands a new job because his employer thinks he's a woman.

Hot Mikado, beginning this Friday at Altona Theatre, sees the classic Gilbert & Sullivan play transformed with a swinging score that captures the spirit of the 1940's with jazz, swing, hot gospel and blues against the backdrop of an Americanised post war Japan.

Blowflies, presented by Theatre on Toast, is a play about blowflies, beer, babes and bastards, all part of the beloved Footy Club of the Canteen Lady, Mrs Brown. A cheeky insight into Aussie culture, there will be shows held Thursday to Saturday in Brunswick.

Hot Shoe Shuffle is an original musical comedy about The Tap Brothers, a madcap dance act who learn of an inheritance and the sister they never knew they had. With jazz classics by Gershwin, it opens Friday at the Alexander Theatre at Clayton's Monash University.

Melbourne Spawned a Monster, running from Wednesday to Sunday at Dancehouse in Carlton North, is a production by Jo Lloyd that takes an intimate and confronting look at the monster within, exploring the divide between the public and private self.

Kitten, opening Friday at the Malthouse Theatre in Southbank, is a three-act tale about Kitten, whose lover is lost at sea. Surrounding herself with the relics of what she has left, the play is a moving account of how yearning itself can be all too consuming.

The Golden Age, a play by Louis Nowra, is the passionate, wild and sensitive Australian story of a lost group of convicts who have, over three generations, developed their own culture and language. Based on a true story, it runs till Saturday at Chapel Off Chapel.

A Cup of Tea With Aunty Marge, a production by SPARC Theatre, will run at St Kilda's Theatreworks from Thursday to Saturday. A show about Marge, a powerful woman with a story to tell, it plays with 15 Minutes of Sane, by artists from the Music Network. Villanus, a reworking of Welcome Stranger's acclaimed play, will be running from Tuesday to Sunday at the Drama Theatre of J-Studios in North Fitzroy. Disturbing and darkly comic, Villanus examines the division between good and evil and just what defines a villain.

Pandora's Dolls, presented by the House of Burlesque, is a vaudeville burlesque interpretation of the legend of Pandora with wind up human toys as each sin she releases. Held at Northcote Town Hall part of the Melbourne Fringe, it ends Wednesday.

Zoetrope, at a cost of $5 and running for 10 minutes, is a whirlwind live performance that revolves to the rhythms of honky-tonk jazz. Part mechanism, part human entertainment, Zoetrope appears at the North Melbourne Town Hall during Fringe.

Playspotting, presented by MelBorn08, the Melbourne Writers' Theatre's Annual 10 minute play festival, is a hot mix of 11 short plays, brought to life by Melbourne's finest actors, writers and directors with performances held at the Carlton Courthouse.

Curly Girls Burlesque is a show of witty, kinky dances by five talented-sexy girls with interestingly artistic costumes. Full of parodies that you would love and laugh till you drop, shows are held Saturdays at North Melbourne's Australian Centre of Performing Arts.

The Rocky Horror Show has finally hit Melbourne, bringing Richard O'Brien's classic musical to the stage with ARIA-nominated singer iOta as the outrageous Dr Frank N Furter. The iconic play and long time cult favourite is on at the Comedy Theatre. Ninety, featuring Melinda Butel and Kim Gyngell, is a play written by Joanna Murray-Smith that sees William, soon to re-marry, approached by his former wife, Sally who wants ninety minutes to make her case to regain what was lost. It plays at the Arts Centre till Thursday. Wicked, based on Gregory Maguire's novel, is the hit musical that tells the untold story of the legendary witches from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Now playing at the Regent Theatre, the show reveals the surprising past of the supposedly Wicked Witch.

Classical & Choral Performances

Young Noise, part of the Yarra Community Music Network, will be performing this Tuesday at Abbotsford Convent's Lentil as Anything. The music group features young locals aged between 14 and 25 living in and around the North Richmond housing estates.

Such Is Life! is a musical based on the life of Ned Kelly, held at the Living Faith Church in Greensborough this weekend. Presented by the Diamond Valley Singers, the theatrical concert tells the tale of the famous bushranger from many perspectives.

Cry Baby Classical Concerts, organised by 3MBS 103.5FM Classically Melbourne and the City of Yarra, offer parents and children the chance to enjoy classical music. With a performance held this Wednesday at Fitzroy Town Hall, entry is by Gold Coin donation.

Entertainment & Nightlife

Flashback to the 80's, held this Thursday at Carlton's John Curtin Hotel, is a special fundraiser for Beyond Blue. Hosted by local Melbourne stand- up comedian Geraldine Hickey, the evening will feature live performances from three of Melbourne's finest young bands, Copy Cats, Left Feels Right and Sojourn. Only $8 at the door, the night also includes prizes and an 80's singing bee competition.

Toni Childs will be performing at The Corner Hotel in Richmond this Wednesday, performing songs from her brand new album, Keep The Faith. With the husky vocals and deep lyrics she's known for, her songs blend roots, rock and folk gospel.

lack Francis, the extremely talented lead singer of the Pixies, will be appearing this Thursday at The Forum. In his first solo show here in over a decade, he'll be performing songs from his latest album, Svn Fngrs and 2007's Bluefinger. Tickets will sell fast. Damien Leith will be performing this Friday at The Palms at Crown Casino. In a return performance as part of his Catch The Wind tour, he'll be playing songs from his new album, which features classics by singers and songwriters of the 60's and 70's.

he Mildura Country Music Festival is Australia's biggest showcase of Independent country music entertainers. This year more than 100 artists and bands will perform during the 10-day festival, with a program that features many award winners including Golden Guitar finalists and Star Maker winners. Held at 24 venues across Mildura, Country Music festival runs until October 5 with daily entertainment.

Sovereign Hill Music Festival, continuing until this Sunday, features plenty of entertainment for young and old Deborah Conway, Willy Zygier and many more performers. There'll also be entertainment for kids with Cocos Lunch, Magic Sally Faerie Rock Band and musical workshops including drumming with Afrobeat, all performing at various locations against the historical backdrop of Sovereign Hill.


Morning of the Earth, the second highest grossing surf movie in history, is an Australian cinematic classic that returns to the screen this weekend at the St Kilda's Palais Theatre, accompanied by a live concert of the soundtrack to this groundbreaking 1972 film. The Seniors' Film Festival, presented be ACMI as part of Victorian Seniors' Week, offers a selection of films for discerning audiences, with a celebration of classic MGM musicals, intrigue, comedy and the very best of the big screen. It begins Sunday and tuns till next Friday.

St Kilda's Tuesday Flicks, held on Tuesday evenings, is a special film program that will raise funds for the organisation, unChain St Kilda. This Tuesday at the George Palace Cinemas they'll be screening Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. The Lavazza Italian Film Festival continues this week, offering a program of some of Italy's finest films. Now in its 9th year, the festival includes new features and a special retrospective of classic films. It runs until Sunday at various Palace cinemas.


The Short and Girly Comedy Gala features a brilliant line-up that showcases some of the finest comic talent in Australia offering big laughs for a great cause. The all-gal comedy gala, held on Friday at the National Theatre will raise money for the Victorian AIDS Council. Hosted by Rachel Berger, the comedy night includes Judith Lucy, Cal Wilson, Claire Hooper, Sue-Ann Post and many more of Melbourne's funniest gals.

Theatresports returns this year with a cast of mighty thespians battling onstage every Sunday at St Kilda's Theatreworks. Pitting teams against each other in ever-increasing degrees of improvised difficulty, each night brings hilarious feats of do-or-die wit! Just Can't Get Enough is a comical choral show by The Polyester Blenders, a brand new contemporary Cappella Community Choir. With choreographed arrangements of cool pop songs, it runs until Friday at North Melbourne's Lithuanian Club Ballroom.

Spontaneous Broadway is a chaotic show where songs are created inspired by titles supplied by the audience. Solos, dance numbers and plots are improvised in this truly Off-Off-Broadway show, now running at Fringe's Festival Hub, the Lithuanian Club.

Melbourne For Kids

World Animal Day Celebration - This Sunday, the Australian Ambassador for World Animal Day, Pam Ahern, invites you to meet and celebrate all animals with her rescued animal residents at Edgar's Mission Farm Sanctuary in Willowmavin, one hour north of Melbourne. A fun-filled day with kids activities, the day includes animal friendly trade stalls, farm tours, dog agility demos, animal expert presentations and more. Luna Freeze - Luna Park will be making the most of the winter months with Melbourne's newest ice skating venue, held in the middle of Luna Park's Winter Wonderland. With ice-skating set to cool tunes and all under dazzling lights, Luna Freeze runs until October.

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The Great Melbourne Pursuit, presented by Uplift Events, takes place this Saturday, raising funds for the Royal Children's Hospital. Combining elements from the Amazing Race and orienteering into one exciting urban adventure, teams of 2 can race against the clock around Melbourne's famous landmarks and locations while completing a variety of fun and exciting activities. Registration details are available on the website.

Melbourne City Romp returns on October 19 this year, but you can have fun before then and even win great prizes with their online 'Virtual Romp' competition each week where you can have a try at guessing the weekly riddle about an iconic Melbourne venue. Prizes include the Melbourne icons package, a $100 myer voucher, a pair of $220 keen shoes or Go For Your Life backpack jampacked with $79 worth of healthy goodies.


The Heinz Chefs Soccer Charity Cup, held this Sunday, will see sixteen of Melbourne's top restaurants go head to head on the soccer pitch to raise funds for charity. A great day of fun for the whole family, this year's tournament will include children's activities, a soccer clinic and premium food and wine stalls throughout the day. It starts at 10am at the State Soccer Centre in Thornbury.

The Blessing of the Bicycles, held Sunday at North Fitzroy's Edinburgh Gardens, is a one hour ceremony that begins at 1pm, offering Melbourne's cyclists a non-denominational blessing of themselves and their beloved bikes. Live music will be part of the free event.

Uruguayan Tango Day Concert - This Sunday the the Uruguayan Club of Melbourne will presents their second annual concert at the Croatian Senior Citizen Club in Ardeer. With a dance floor for 300 people, it's a day filled with tango, milonga, vals and candombe. Keys Please, a Learner Driver's Information Session held by VicRoads, offers learner drivers important information about how to get as much benefit from their time on their Learners as possible. The session is held on Tuesday at Northcote Library.
elbourne Sustainability Drinks, held the first Wednesday of every month at Melbourne Central's 100 Mile Cafe, provides a forum for professionals and those interested in the 'sustainability industry' to meet and exchange ideas. Bookings are required.

Melbourne Conversations is a series of regular, free discussions exploring issues and topics that make Melbourne. This Wednesday's discussion, held free at 6pm at the University of Melbourne, examines Melbourne profound culture of sport.

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 or to benefit others. This week we ask you to consider the following..

The Royal Melbourne Hospital Home Lottery offers thousands of fantastic prizes and also helps the hospital in providing the best care for possible for those in need of their many services. This year, for the first time ever, the much-anticipated grand prize is a fully furnished $2.1 million Englehart Grand Prize Showhome that comes complete with a brand new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C200 Classic in the driveway...

Markets, Fetes and Fairs

Bittern Sunday Market offers a variety of over 80 stalls selling new and used goods, craft, plants and flowers, fruit and vegetables, food, coffee and much more. Located at Frankston's Bittern Railway Station, the market has been operating for over 30 years.


View MARKETS on any day of the week to make the most of the rare sunny days and head to one of Melbourne's many excellent markets, fetes and fairs 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!

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Sporting Events

Motor Sport

The Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix returns to Phillip Island, beginning this Friday and running till Sunday with 3 days of action on the circuit. This year the on -track racing action brings with it a great program of entertainment as part of the Grand Prix activities for young and old around the circuit including helicopter scenic flights, displays, a games centre for kids and also the MRA Cranbourne GP Run.

University Games

The Australian University Games, now in its 15th year, are currently being hosted in Melbourne with university students from across Australia competing in 28 sports at various sporting venues throughout Melbourne. Running until this Friday, the University Games is the flagship event on the national university sporting calendar and competition is fierce to take home the title of champion university.

Soccer (The Other Football)

Hyundai A League Soccer | 2008/09 Season

Round 7 of the Hyundai A League brings a match to Melbourne's own backyard this weekend...

Saturday 4 October 2008
Melbourne Victory FC vs Perth Glory FC
5pm at Telstra Dome, Melbourne

Dining & Drink

The Heathcote Wine & Food Festival takes place this weekend, offering two days for you to sample the local region's wines and food produce from over 40 producers. Now in its sixth year, the festival will be showcasing more Heathcote wines than ever before. A fun weekend for foodies and all families, the festival includes live music, activities for children, tutored wine tastings and also cooking demonstrations. The Asian Food Festival, now in its 22nd year, is held throughout September and celebrates both Spring and the diverse range of Asian cuisine available in Melbourne. Each year the very popular festival delivers a major culinary celebration, as Melbourne dining comes alive with hot and spicy, sweet and sour and all the Asian flavours in between showcased at Melbourne's best Asian restaurants.


The Glenrowan Winemakers' Weekend, held at Baileys of Glenrowan, showcases seven regional wineries with live music and a celebration dinner on Saturday evening, and also tastings at each of the participating wineries on Sunday.

The King Valley Shed Wine Show is a unique event held this Saturday at King Valley's Gracebrook Stables. Local makers of wine, both professional and amateur, will showcase their wine with visitors invited to be the judges with a Wine Tasting Course also on the day. 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.

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Last Week's Puzzle Answers

    Serve A Band Minty Ore - Darebin Mayor's Event
    Stir Theme Song - The Grimstones
    Tier Tethered Falcons - Shattered Reflection

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Here are the 5 Differences in last week's picture of the Chinese Museum...

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Melbourne Trivia

I'd Swear Someone Lunched Over My Grave!

Many people assume the first cemetery in Melbourne was the Old Melbourne Cemetery, whereas in fact it was Burial Hill, known today as Flagstaff Gardens.

These days, the park is the most highly used garden in Melbourne (per square metre) and a popular lunchtime oasis for workers in the city's northwest.

Willie, the child of James Goodman was the first person to buried in Melbourne, Port Phillip District. He was buried on 13th May 1836 at Burial Hill. This site was only used for about 6 burials.

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