Newsletter | #111 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #111 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #111 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for February 16 - February 22, 2009.

This week.. Birthdays abound with three festivals celebrating double-digits as the radio station 3ZZZ offers a Multicultural Festival to mark their 20th anniversary, while the Bunyip Country Music Festival also celebrates 20 years. There's also the Frances Folk Gathering that turns 10 this week, while sitting at the kids' table with the sausage rolls and party-pies, you'll find the much younger but equally important Sustainable Living Festival at Federation Square.

There's also a great weekend for film buffs with Tropfest returning to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl and the Blue Dandenongs Young Filmmakers Festival with everything from short films to a twilight market.


What's On this Week is an overview of the (too many to mention) events happening this week in Melbourne. To see everything that is happening on any given day this week, view our What's On MELBOURNE Calendar

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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Major Events Guide

The Sustainable Living Festival The Sustainable Living Festival, held in Federation Square from Friday to Sunday, showcases cultural innovation and creativity with special activities and events that focus on social and ecological sustainability. With displays, artworks, exhibits, film screenings and live performances, the festival is free but visitors can show support by purchasing a voluntary ticket.

The 3ZZZ Radio Multicultural Festival The 3ZZZ Radio Multicultural Festival will celebrate their 20th anniversary this Sunday with a huge day of fun for the whole family, bringing together over 60 Ethnic broadcasting groups with music, fashion parades and dancing. Held at the Coburg Lakes Reserve from 10am to 6pm, the big day includes face painting for the kids, kite flying and foods from around the world.

The Bunyip Country Music Festival The Bunyip Country Music Festival takes place on Sunday, marking the festival's twentieth anniversary with a day of entertainment that includes a great line-up of performers such as Adam Harvey, Karen Lynne and Blue Mountain Rain, The Bona Fide Travellers and more. Held at Bunyip Recreation Reserve the festival includes car displays, kids' rides and stalls.

The Frances Folk Gathering The Frances Folk Gathering, held from Friday to Sunday, celebrates its 10th year with a program that includes concerts, competitions, workshops, children's events and much more. Held in the town of Frances, on the Vic/SA border and 50km south of Bordertown, the festival is a free event with camping sites available that embraces music, merriment and friendliness.

Sungold Field Days Sungold Field Days, running from Wednesday to Friday in Allansford on the Great Ocean Road, is a special event that features displays and activities that showcase the dairy industry to the wider community. The event features many attractions for the family with an Animal Farm, a jumping castle and mini train, markets, fashion parades, cooking demonstrations and more.

Upcoming Events

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Bushfire Fundraisers

Bushfire Fundraising Events Bushfire Fundraising Events - There are quite simply hundreds of Bushfire Fundraising Events taking place all over Victoria to raise funds for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Australians have rallied to help bushfire victims, setting up a range of fundraising events and appeals to raise money for survivors of Australia's worst natural disaster. More Details Here

Circus Sunrise Bush Fire Appeal Circus Sunrise Bush Fire Appeal - Circus Sunrise, a true family circus with lineage going back to 1648, will be performing at Epping Plaza to raise money for the Bush Fire Appeal. Beginning this Saturday, their show is an action-packed performance for all the family that features juggling, acrobatics and whip-cracking excitement! Performances will run until March 8th.

Please Note: The Australian Red Cross is no longer accepting donations of goods. The Red Cross is still gratefully accepting cash donations, however, which can be made by calling 1800 811 700.

Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show

Oils for Water Oils for Water is an exhibition by Evi Jones that capture Evi's her passion and admiration of beautiful garden settings and holiday locations from Queensland and the picturesque South of France. On display at Cafe Julia in Doncaster East throughout February, profits from the exhibition aid the organisation Jacob's Well in providing programs that help fight poverty.

John Lennon: Imagine! John Lennon: Imagine! is an exhibition of never-before-seen and rare photos of the late musician on display at the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the only gallery in Australia to host the exhibition. Opening on Saturday, the exhibition features rare black and white images by world-class photographers such as Dixie Dean and Tom Hanley, along with Australian paintings and sculptures.

Step Right Up! The Circus in Australian Art Step Right Up! The Circus in Australian Art is a free exhibition at Gallery I of the Arts Centre. Drawing together commissioned works by contemporary Australian artists, the exhibition also includes selected paintings and sculptures that show varied interpretations of the circus and all the colour, movement and humour that the circus brings. It opens this Saturday.

Karst Karst, by Julia Chiu, explores the ambiguities of cross cultural identity by exploring her Dutch-Indonesian and Hong Kong Chinese heritage with an installation using abstract ink work and photography. Now showing at Northcote's Immersion Therapy, the exhibition coincides with that of Wind Changes, Hong Tong's urbanised images made using only a palette knife.

Cell Cell, by Fiona Dalwood, is her latest exhibition of digital art photography that follows her previous shows 'Bound' and 'Nasty' by continuing her exploration of tactile history, documenting prisons. Featuring images that include San Francisco's infamous Alcatraz and Ararat's historic J-Ward Asylum and Gaol, it's showing now at 69 Smith Street Gallery.

Explorations Explorations is the result of a collaborative project that sees the winners of Frankston's 2008 Six degrees competition have their work exhibited at Dandenong's Walker Street Gallery. Open until next Tuesday, the show features the work of Carolyn Henry who explores human emotions through body language and Georgie Zuzak's explorations of urban and industrial themes.

Far to Here Far to Here, now showing at Fortyfivedownstairs, is a photographic exhibition by Kabir Dhanji that documents the lives of Darfuri people in Sudan. Capturing the lives of Darfuri people who fled the conflict in Sudan, while Darfuri youth capture their day-to-day experiences in Australia on their own cameras, the resulting images span continents and generations.

The Chinese Museum The Chinese Museum will be celebrating the Chinese New Year in February with a special exhibition of a photo series that documents the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Domestic Torch Relay's impact on a nation of 1.3 billion Chinese. The photos by Katrina de Jersey, the only Australian to accompany the Flame to 112 cities in China, will be on display until February 27.

Minuscule/Massive/En Masse Minuscule/Massive/En Masse is an exhibition at Hand Held, a gallery in Bourke Street specialising in artist made books and items. Running all month, the exhibition is a playful display based on the experimental text 'Alley Cat Nomad', an unpublished novel by Adrian Lawson, using different formats, sizes and techniques to present the one book.

Lily Mae Martin Lily Mae Martin is currently showing her self-titled exhibition, held at the Fitzroy gallery, Unpretentiously Underground. Running throughout February, her exhibition explores the tension of personal relationships between families, friends and partners with portraits drawing inspiration from everything from cartoons and contemporary comics to pre-renaissance fine art.

Max Dupain on Assignment Max Dupain on Assignment is an exhibition that features many never seen before works by the late and legendary Australian photographer, Max Dupain, whose government work from the National Archives and Noel Butlin Archives Centre collections will be showcased with over 60 examples of Dupain's work. It runs until May at the Victorian Archives Centre in North Melbourne.

The Cunningham Dax Collection The Cunningham Dax Collection is currently showcasing two exhibitions, Beyond the Three Trees and Healing Childhood Trauma. With over 12,000 works by people who've experienced mental illness or psychological trauma, the Collection in Parkville is dedicated to the ethical exhibition of these works, using art to raise awareness of public mental health education.

Speaking for the Ordinary Man Speaking for the Ordinary Man, now showing at St Kilda's Jewish Museum of Australia, is an exhibition of sculptures by Charles Aisen, a tinsmith whose sculptures trace not only his own life journey but that of many Jews who settled in Australia. His touching works evoke the traditional world of pre-war Poland and the immigrant experience in Carlton.

The Water Hole The Water Hole is an exhibition by Swiss artists Gerda Steiner and Jörg Lenzlinger, who have created a stunning ecological fantasy-world in the main gallery of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art. Bringing together made and found objects to create extravagant, magical installations that are full of allegory and beauty, the exhibition will run until March 1st.

Launches & Seminars

Online Divas Online Divas, a networking group for young entrepreneurial women in online business, will be holding a special cocktail event this Tuesday to celebrate the launch of the Online Divas website. Hosted at advantate's premier offices in Fitzroy, the evening will bring together Victoria's top online businesswomen, offering an interactive Q&A style session with Expert Online Divas.

The Australian Romance Readers Convention The Australian Romance Readers Convention, held this Friday to Sunday at the Jasper Hotel in Elizabeth Street, is a celebration of romance fiction where fans of the popular genre can meet well known authors, discuss romance sub-genres, buy books and even get them signed. Guest speakers include Sherrilyn Kenyon, Mary Janice Davidson, and many more.

Global Business Outlook Global Business Outlook, held this Wednesday and Thursday at Parliament House, is an event that brings together world economists, business and industry leaders, and those in many other sectors such as retail, manufacturing and banking. Held to analyse how the economy is fairing, the special two-day event features many keynote speakers from Australia and Asia.

Performances & Theatre

Pandora's Eyes Pandora's Eyes, appearing at St Kilda's Theatreworks this week from Wednesday to Sunday, is a play that follows the journeys of four women grappling with the despair of drug and alcohol abuse. Presented by Ripple Productions, the play about hope, change and the obscurity of wellness is supported by RecLink, who also helped in the development of the Choir of Hardknocks.

One Night In Heaven One Night In Heaven is a special concert held at Chapel Off Chapel this Saturday to raise funds for Cancer Council Victoria. Now in its fourth year, the evening features a selection of emerging singers who'll join forces to present an amazing showcase concert. Singing a range of music styles, the concert is a chance to see some of the brightest new talent around.

Moonlight and Magnolias Moonlight and Magnolias, presented by Melbourne Theatre Company, is Ron Huchinson's thrilling and hilarious play that captures the truelife madness behind the scenes of Gone with the Wind. Beginning Saturday at The Arts Centre, the play offers a humorous look at the off-set dramas that unfolded in the writing of the greatest movie in Hollywood history.

Songs and Stories Songs and Stories is a performance by Benn Bennett, taking place for one night only this Tuesday at Fortyfive Downstairs. His most intimate show to date, he'll be returning to the popular Flinders Lane venue to share a selection of new songs and stories for piano and voice, breaking away from the acclaimed musical comedy he's known for to tell darker lyrical tales.

Ashokavanam: Living Without Disturbing Nature Ashokavanam: Living Without Disturbing Nature is a performance that will be held Sunday at the Alexander Theatre in Clayton. Held the Bharata Kalanjali Dance School as part of their 10th anniversary celebrations, the epic dance drama fuses the classical and the contemporary with an ancient Indian tale used to explore the current crisis of global warming.

You and I You and I, taking place Thursday at the Karralyka Centre in Ringwood East, is a performance that brings together Ian Stenlake and Rachael Beck, two of Australia's most loved performers in theatre and television. Having starred together in musical productions such as Cabaret and Eureka The Musical, You and I sees them reunite for an unforgettable musical evening.

Poor Boy Poor Boy, currently playing at Melbourne Theatre Company's Sumner Theatre in Southbank, is a play that features songs by Matt Cameron and Tim Finn. With an impressive cast that includes Guy Pearce, the thoughtful play tells the story of Jeremy Glass, a boy who on his seventh birthday announces that he is really a deceased man called Danny.

The Taming of the Shrew The Taming of the Shrew is a fun night of Shakespeare Under The Stars with Glenn Elston's wildly entertaining production of the Bard's classic play. A story of a relationship that starts with fire and brimstone but leads to deep love and admiration, performances are being held at the Royal Botanic Gardens, with shows running each week from Tuesday to Saturday.

Billy Elliot the Musical Billy Elliot the Musical is now playing at Her Majesty's Theatre. Based on the cult film, the stage production features music by Elton John and follows the journey of a young boy in a small mining town who stumbles across a ballet class while on his way to a boxing lesson, and realises that his future lies not in the boxing ring, as his father hoped, but on stage as a dancer.

WickedWicked, 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. When Dorothy famously triumphed in Oz, we only ever heard one side of the story. Now playing at the Regent Theatre, the creative team that brings the story to life includes many of Broadway's most celebrated talent.

Classical Performances

Opera in the Park Opera in the Park is a special concert that will be held in Prahran's Victoria Gardens this Saturday with performances by some of Melbourne's finest operatic artists. One of the highlights on the Stonnington event calendar, this year's event offers an entertaining and educational program not only for Opera devotees but also those who are new to the art form.

Entertainment & Nightlife

Simply Bread 1/6 Simply Bread 1/6, held this Friday at Miss Libertine, is the first in a series of six special events presented by Fat Kids. A Street Lifestyle event, Simply Bread is a 12-month project that captures the essence of street culture, music, toys, art, design, fashion and more. With a competition on the night, there'll also be a free gift pack for the first 20 people in the door.

Stockhausen Electro-Acoustic Concert Stockhausen Electro-Acoustic Concert - This Friday the Melbourne Recital Centre will present a concert of of Karlheinz Stockhausen's music, performed by Ensemble Sirius. Now deceased, Karlheinz Stockhausen was one of the great visionaries of modern music, whose ground-breaking pieces include Cosmic Pulses and Klavierstuck XV, performed on Friday.

REACH 4 Relief REACH 4 Relief, a cabaret fundraiser held Friday at South Melbourne's Smart Artz Gallery is an evening of highly skilled entertainment and hilarity. Raising funds to help R.E.A.C.H send four Melbourne based circus professionals to Cambodia to join the Trauma Relief Tour, entry includes food, wine, champagne, and there'll also be a unique auction held on the night.

John Montesante's Cafe Society Orchestra John Montesante's Cafe Society Orchestra will be performing this Wednesday at New Capers in Hawthorn. A rare treat for lovers of Big Band performances, the orchestra will be fronted by 'Mr Melbourne' Bob Valentine and the stunning Rebecca Mendoza, performing tunes by great artists of the era such as Frank Sinatra, Nat 'King' Cole, Cole Porter and many others.

ABBA Mania ABBA Mania, a stage production that had record-breaking seasons in Europe and South America, will be appearing at the Palms at Crown. With two hours of the iconic group's songs including Dancing Queen, Waterloo, Fernando and many more hits, the show recreates the last concert that ABBA ever gave with all the costumes, lights and glitz they were known for.

The Fairfield Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series The Fairfield Amphitheatre Summer Concert Series, held this Sunday in Fairfield Park is a free event that will begin at 5pm. Held each Sunday in February, the concerts showcase musical performances from many backgrounds with this Sunday featuring Ajak Kwai performing music of Southern Sudan. The day is BYO with refreshments also for sale on the day.

Leticia Leticia will be performing every Thursday night throughout February at Bar Nancy in High Street, Northcote. Appearing along with special guests each week, Leticia's performances will include her new single 'Behind your smile' from her forthcoming album "Fallen Angels"a genre-defying collection that showcases her crystal-clear voice and songs that can inspire and uplift.

Melbourne Zoo Twilights Melbourne Zoo Twilights is a chance to enjoy music performed live at Melbourne Zoo. With performances held each Saturday and Sunday evening, the program runs until March 15, with this year's season boasting one of their best musical line-ups ever. Held on the zoo's concert lawn areas, each evening also includes selected species on display until 7.30pm.

Roar Sounds Roar Sounds is a series of live music events, held at Melbourne Zoo every Thursday evening in February. An event held for people of all ages, Roar Sounds takes place at the zoo's open-air arena and you're able to bring your own food and drink while you enjoy the cruisy summer sounds with a performance this week by Eddie Current.


Tropfest Tropfest, now the largest short film festival in the world, will be holding their annual free screening of finalist films at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl this Sunday. With 16 short films to be screened, this year's finalist program features six films from Victorian entrants, each with a shot at winning a prize pool that's worth almost $200,000. Gates open at 3:00pm.

The Blue Dandenongs Young Filmmakers Festival The Blue Dandenongs Young Filmmakers Festival, now in its fourth year, is a unique celebration of film culture that focuses on artistic excellence and innovation. With an annual showcase of the best original short films from emerging young filmmakers, the festival takes place Saturday with screenings held at Cameo Cinemas in Belgrave, a twilight market and more.

The St Kilda Openair Cinema The St Kilda Openair Cinema offers an eclectic mix of live music and entertainment provided by local and national artists. Held on the rooftop of St Kilda Sea Baths, the cinema will be running until February 19, and features a very diverse program that includes retro classics, family films, and even documentaries and the best shorts from selected film festivals.

The Rooftop Cinema The Rooftop Cinema flickers into action with film screenings held each week from Tuesday to Sunday. Screening everything from cult favourites to new releases and documentaries, it's the height of entertainment with screenings held on the rooftop of Curtin House, located in Swanston Street, offering night lights, classic cinema and the rooftop bar.

Moonlight Cinema Moonlight Cinema is back, held at the Royal Botanic Gardens. With screenings running until March 15th, the open air cinema features a program that includes latest releases, contemporary films and cult classic movies. A great way to spend a night out with friends and family, you can bring your own picnic or purchase dinner and drinks at the cinema.

Melbourne For Kids

Through Our Eyes Through Our Eyes is a photography exhibition that offers a visual response by twelve Fitzroy Computer Clubhouse members who were given the challenge of photographing Melbourne's culture. With participants from diverse cultural backgrounds aged 8 to 15, their work will be displayed this Saturday at the Fitzroy Learning Network where the club meets.

Hocus Pocus Hocus Pocus - Science and physics become mere playthings as the world of magic, with all its baroque, buoyant charm, comes to City Museum. Proving that magic is in Melbourne's blood, the exhibition shows how our city has radiated with wonder and possibility since its streets were first paved with gold, featuring souvenirs, tools, artworks and more dating back to the 1850s.

DinoStory | Sand Sculpting Exhibition DinoStory | Sand Sculpting Exhibition - Sand Sculpting Australia will again present a special display at the Frankston Waterfront with their newest theme, DinoStory. Featuring the work of sculptors from Australia and overseas, the sand carvings take the form of dinosaurs in stunning detail. The popular exhibition will be running until April 26.

Circus Shows

Silvers Grand Magic Circus Silvers Grand Magic Circus will be appearing in Templestowe with performances running until March 1st at Pettys Reserve, located on Reynolds Road. Established in 1976, Silvers Grand Magic Circus offers a great show for the kids and the whole family, with everything from jugglers and clowns to acrobats and more with performers from across the world.

The Horseman From Snowy River The Horseman From Snowy River is a show that brings Australia's love of horses to life with live performances held in Burnley Oval. A production of international horse master, Rene Gasser, his new show features some of the most beautiful horses in the world offering a stunning showcase of animal talent that also includes sheep and dogs. Shows are held Friday to Sunday.

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The Melbourne Amazing Race The Melbourne Amazing Race will be returning to Melbourne for the 10th time on March 14th, and all Melburnians are invited to register now to enter and compete in the charity event that's inspired by the hit TV show of the same name. Raising funds for the Royal Children's Hospital, there will also be fantastic prizes up for grabs in the unique event.


When Cancer Won't Go Away When Cancer Won't Go Away is a free forum by the Cancer Council of Victoria, taking place on Friday at the McKellar Centre in Geelong. The forum is for people with advanced cancer and their loved ones, covering both emotional and practical information including financial issues, services, treatment and support options. Registration is essential for the forum.

SoFiA SoFiA, the Sea of Faith Network, will present a public lecture on Thursday at the Meeting Room of Carlton Library. Promoting an open exploration of religion, spirituality and meaning, the organisation's lecture features guest speaker Dr. Inna Semetsky from Newcastle University's Institute for Advanced Study of Humanity. Entry is free but gold coin donations are appreciated.

Yoga at the Park Yoga at the Park is an initiative of The Health and Yoga Council of Australia, presenting Yoga classes in some of Victoria's most beautiful parks and gardens. Set in a relaxed environment, classes are designed to suit many age groups and levels of experience with lessons held each Sunday morning at 10am in various public parks around Melbourne.

Speakers Forum | Soapbox Oratory Speakers Forum | Soapbox Oratory - Every Sunday afternoon, soapbox orators (that means you if you have something to say) take turns speaking on various topics from differing viewpoints on the State Library Lawns. Questions, comments, heckling and interjections are welcome from all, simply turn up on the day to participate or hear what others have to say.

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 Stick It Up Prostate Cancer Ride The Stick It Up Prostate Cancer Ride, held as one of the E.J. Whitten Foundation's fundraising events, is a motorcycle ride where bike riders can help to raise money that will help in Prostate Cancer Research. Held this Sunday, interested riders can register at the James Squire Hotel in Docklands, with the ride ending with entertainment at Werribee Park Equestrian Centre.

Knitting Wool Appeal Knitting Wool Appeal - The Inner Wheel Club of Bundoora is currently appealing for donations of wool to help them supply nursing homes, hospitals and the needy in the Diamond Valley with knitted patchwork knee rugs. After a particularly bitter winter, their supply of rugs has completely gone, as has their wool to produce more. To find how you can help Visit Here

FebFast FebFast is a community awareness campaign held to help others and yourself by sacrificing alcohol intake in February. Sponsored by friends and family, you can help raise funds that can help to support young people struggling with substance use. You can even purchase a Time Out Certificate allowing you to drink on special occasions and raise more funds!

Markets, Fetes and Fairs

The Suzuki Night MarketThe Suzuki Night Market has returned to Queen Victoria Market, held weekly and running Wednesday nights through to February. Now a summer tradition, the Suzuki Night Market offers a great mix of unusual products, great food and atmosphere. The Suzuki Night Market offers a stunning mix of world food, eclectic wares, bars and even two stages showcasing the best live music!


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Markets, Fetes & FairsA growing number of food, produce and even wine markets are always popping up around the suburbs. And don't forget garage sales!

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Sporting Events

All But the Kitchen Sink!

The 12th Australian Masters Games The 12th Australian Masters Games will offer more than 60 sports held across 70 venues in the City of Greater Geelong when sports enthusiasts and competitors from all walks of life from across Australia gather to celebrate the spirit of sports and fun. With entertainment and social activities also held at many venues, the Australian Masters Games begins Friday.

Cycling & Fun Runs

The Melbourne Summer Cycle The Melbourne Summer Cycle, raising money for MS Australia's support of those with multiple sclerosis, will take place on Sunday when friends and family can join in on a fun-filled ride around marvellous Melbourne. With a 40km course through Port Melbourne and Williamstown, the Summer Cycle will start and finish at Princes Park in North Carlton.

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Fitzroy was Melbourne's first suburb, created when the area between Melbourne and Alexandra Parade (originally named Newtown) was subdivided into vacant lots and offered for sale.

Newtown was later renamed Collingwood, and the area now called Fitzroy (west of Smith Street) was made a ward of the Melbourne City Council. On 10 September 1858, Fitzroy became a municipality in its own right, separate from the City of Melbourne.

Fitzroy is also infamous for being home to the 1920's gangster figure, Squizzy Taylor, who frequented the area around the junction of Napier Street and Gertrude Street.

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