Newsletter | #182 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #182 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #182 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for Tuesday June 29 to Monday July 5, 2010.

This week... there's little that's new on the festival front, but that's well and truly made up for with the Heart of St Kilda concert featuring a stellar line-up of performers and comedians. There's also a good chance to warm your noggin by checking out the annual Beanie Exhibition with literally hundreds of unique and quirky beanies on display.

If that doesn't cut the mustard for you, just picture what you may have read last week, but add the colour and noise of children, the joy of elbow-height heads knocking the precious first coffee from your hand, and know that it's well and truly the school holidays. Then thank heavens that there's plenty of activities to keep them entertained. That's all for now, I'll be off mopping up coffee.

School Holiday Guide

School Holiday Guide Check out our School Holiday Guide for all the latest on what to do with the kids during the Winter Holidays running until Sunday July 11. The holiday guide offers some of the best things to do over the holiday period for the young and young at heart, with events, tours and holiday care programs.. all in marvelous Melbourne!
View School Holiday Guide

Major Events

Liquid Architecture Liquid Architecture, Australia's premier sound-arts festival, explores experimental methods of sound with performances and exhibitions by some of Australia's most imaginative musicians. The program features special concerts held in Castlemaine, Bendigo and various venues in Melbourne.
When: June 24 to July 17
Melbourne Program: July 1 to 17

The Melbourne Magic Festival The Melbourne Magic Festival, presented by the Australian Institute of Magic at Northcote Town Hall, is the biggest gathering of magicians in Australia with a program that boasts 100 performances of 20 different shows along with magic classes and workshops for children.
When: Until July 10

Fun4Kids Children's Festival Fun4Kids Children's Festival, held in Warrnambool in a magical 2.5 acre fully indoor 'village', is an extravaganza of fun with each day's program offering all stage shows with 7 hours of non-stop performances, roving entertainers and creative, energetic activities and workshops.
When: Until July 4

The Seven Thousand Oaks Festival The Seven Thousand Oaks Festival is a series of special events that will showcase over 20 artists exploring the issue of sustainability through music, visual art, performance and installation. Held at various venues, the festival promotes conversations of sustainability in the cultural sphere.
When: Until July 24

Emerge Festival Emerge Festival, an exciting program of events that showcases Melbourne's diverse community, will be holding its Main Event with a special celebration held at Fitzroy Town Hall. The free event also sees the street closed off for 3 non-stop stages of world music, market stalls, food and more.
When: Until August 3

The Light in Winter The Light in Winter, a spectacular light-based festival held at Federation Square, brings together artists to explore ideas of light, enlightenment and hope. This year's event also features a new work by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer - one of the world's greatest installation artists.
When: Until July 4

Film Festivals

Docklands Classic Film Festival Docklands Classic Film Festival, held at Waterfront City Piazza, is a series of free screenings held every night with specially tailored themes that include Family Favourites, Documentaries, Hollywood's Best and more. Chairs and food are available, but all are welcome to bring a rug and snacks.
When: Until July 25 - 7pm Daily & also 2pm Saturdays

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 so you can jot them down on the to-do list , including Exhibitions, Live Gigs, Theatre, Markets, Expos and more..
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Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show

Some Bodies Some Bodies, the first solo exhibition by young Melbourne artist Jason Cavanagh, is a confronting series of portraits that presents the artist's personal look at the human form which is sometimes challenging, mostly inspiring. It's held at The Owl and The Pussycat Gallery in Richmond.
When: Until July 11 - Late Fridays & Saturdays

Take a Drag Take a Drag, held at Daylesford's Can't Think Straight Gallery, is an intimate, colourful and theatrical photographic exhibition by Cynthia Sciberras. Examining transgender, diversity and a sense of community, the series was developed over a number of years in Bali, Indonesia.
When: July 1 to September 30

The Drawn Blank Series The Drawn Blank Series, showing at Artiq Galleries in South Yarra, is a new series of watercolour and gouache paintings created by Bob Dylan. With all graphics available for sale, the artworks cast a vibrant new light on the creativity of one of the world's most influential performers.
When: July 2 to August 1, Thursdays to Sundays

Tomorrow Tomorrow, a group exhibition featuring three very different artists, is an exploration into 21st century consumerism and animism. Combining installation, print, painting and new media, the strange and fantastic assemblages are being shown at Melbourne's Michael Koro Gallery.
When: July 2 to August 1, Thursdays to Sundays
Opening Night: Friday July 2 - 6pm

The Annual Beanie Exhibition The Annual Beanie Exhibition, now in its tenth year and held at Artisan Books in Fitzroy, exhibits a broad range of traditions and techniques used to make unique and novel beanies of every possible size, shape and material. With over 350 beanies shown last year, all beanies are for sale.
When: July 3 to 24 - Mondays to Saturdays

Psychologies Psychologies, held at Fairfield's New North Gallery, is an exhibition of photography by Sean O'Carroll, exploring the contradictions inherent in the bellicose play of boys and their journey in passing from boyhood to manhood, defining the difference between youth and maturity.
When: Until July 17 - Tuesdays to Sundays

Sum of these holes: new pinhole works Sum of these holes: new pinhole works is a new exhibition by Steph Tout, held at Brunswick Street Gallery. The exhibition explores perceptual processes with displays of dreamlike photographs of place, taken with a camera made from a biscuit tin, creating stunning images of landscapes.
When: Until July 1

Vintage Garage Vintage Garage, one of the newest and very cool vintage stores in Collingwood's Smith Street, will he holding a one-off group exhibition featuring the works of five local and interstate female visual artists. With the theme of Sisters doing it for themselves, artworks and clothes will be for sale.
When: Until July 7

Tim Burton: The Exhibition Tim Burton: The Exhibition is a special showcase of works brought to Melbourne direct from direct from The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Held at ACMI in Federation Square, the exhibition brings together over 700 works that helped create Burton's films, including drawings, puppets and more.
When: Until October 10 - Open Daily

Babarczy, Hyde, Batton Babarczy, Hyde, Batton, held at Obscura Gallery in St Kilda, offers a diverse range of works from the three artists and namesakes of the group show. Babarczy's series, Beam Me Up, features street busker, The Sonic Manipulator, in his unique costume posing far from his regular CBD haunts.
When: Until July 8 - Wednesdays to Sundays

Rooms Rooms, an exhibition by Simone Hine, is a series of new works created as part of the artist's PhD in Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne. On show at Forty Five Downstairs, the works investigate stillness and contemporary art and cinema by using performance, video and installation.
When: Until July 3 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

Trouble Set Me Free Trouble Set Me Free, held at Southbank's Margaret Lawrence Gallery, brings together six artists who, inspired by the 1970s cult film Harold and Maude, have explored the darkly humorous side of trauma as the catalyst for making work or a cathartic means of purging its many repercussions.
When: Until July 3 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

ABBAWORLD ABBAWORLD, held at Federation Square, is an amazing multimedia exhibition that enables visitors to experience the music and magic of ABBA with state-of-the-art technology making a highly interactive experience where visitors can journey through ABBAWORLD'S 25 environments.
When: Until August 15

The Amazing Bodies Exhibition The Amazing Bodies Exhibition, held at Waterfront City in Docklands, is a chance to explore nature in a unique way with amazing displays of natural anatomical wonders. Using real body specimens, perfectly preserved, the exhibition shows muscular and bone structure in a captivating display.
When: Until September 2

Towards an Elegant Solution Towards an Elegant Solution, held at Southbank's Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, is a major survey of work by minimalist artist, Peter Cripps. With meticulous structures that explore radical modernism and design, the exhibition, his first major survey, includes over 50 works.
When: Until July 25 - Tuesdays to Sundays

Photocopier Photocopier, showing at Fitzroy's Centre for Contemporary Photography, is an exhibition that features the work of eight Melbourne-based painters whose use of photographic images draws from a wide range of sources, with works comprised of record covers, women's magazines, family photos and more.
When: Until July 18

In Your Face! In Your Face! is an exhibition of cartoons centred around politics and society, with topical and humorous illustrations dating as far back as 1760. Covering themes as diverse as sex, politics, religion, fashion, doctors and lawyers, the exhibition is held at Art Gallery of Ballarat. Entry applies.
When: Until August 8 | Admission: $10 - Conc $6

Creating History With Framing Creating History With Framing, presented by Recherche Specialty Picture Framing, is a special exhibition held to celebrate the Northcote framing store's 40th anniversary. The free exhibition highlights the development in framing knowledge and materials with unique designs.
When: Until July 3

City of the Damned City of the Damned, the much-anticipated new Australian film, is the focus of an exhibition held at E55 in Melbourne, where the movie was filmed. With a number of photographs showing the making of the film, the exhibition features limited edition prints and posters available for sale.
When: Until July 3

It All Started With a Mouse It All Started With a Mouse, presented by Silver K Gallery in Armadale, is the largest Disney animation art exhibition ever seen in Australia. With over 150 pieces from the period of Fantasia and Snow White through to the modern day classics of Disney, the show has taken two years to curate.
When: Until July 18

Australia's Muslim Cameleers Australia's Muslim Cameleers, a special exhibition on loan from the South Australian Museum at the Immigration Museum, showcases the Pioneers of the Inland during the 1860s to 1930s when the cameleers' small Muslim community were a feature of Australian outback towns.
When: Until September 19 - Open Daily

'til you drop 'til you drop, held at the State Library of Victoria, is a free exhibition that celebrates Melbourne's passion for shopping, from the Paris end of Collins Street to the local corner store. The exhibition features historic photographs and nostalgic items on display such as wartime ration cards and more.
When: Until October 31

Expos, Launches & Open Days

The Melbourne Boat Show The Melbourne Boat Show, held at Melbourne Exhibition Centre, features fantastic displays of boats, luxury cruisers, marine accessories and much more. This year's event also includes great kids' activities with Flathead Fred's Fun Fishin' Show, a play area and indoor rock climbing.
When: Thursday to Monday, July 1 to 5

Angus and Robertson Angus and Robertson in Bourke Street will be holding a book signing session with AFL stars Dale Thomas and Steele Sidebottom. The footballers will be appearing to launch the release of the new must-have Collingwood book "The Official Collingwood Illustrated Encyclopedia".
When: Thursday July 1 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Pet Shows

Dogs Victoria Dogs Victoria present Championship and Breed Shows, offering a great way to look at various dog breeds up close and speak to breeders and fanciers about the pros and con of owning a particular breed of dog. Most events include special agility competitions and entertaining parades.
Next Shows: Saturday & Sunday, July 3 & 4

Performances & Theatre

Calendar Girls Calendar Girls, held at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre, is based on a poignant, hilarious and inspiring true story of a group of extraordinary middle-aged women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire Women's Institute, who started a global phenomenon by posing naked for a charity calendar.
When: Until August 1, Wednesdays to Sundays

Christina: A Story With Music Christina: A Story With Music, performed at Collingwood Underground Carpark, is a play about a boy and a girl, and the boy was in love with a girl, and she was called Christina, and he saw her every year, and he saw her for three weeks. I don't know, go see it and it might make sense even.
When: Until July 3 - Doors Open 7:30pm

Faulty Towers Faulty Towers, The Dining Experience returns with a performance of the interactive comedy show held at The Aegean Restaurant in Fitzroy. With a 3-course dinner, the evening captures the mayhem of a restaurant run by Basil Faulty, his wife Sybil and the misguided waiter Manuel.
When: Thursday July 1 - 7pm

Hello, Dolly! Hello, Dolly! presented by Amateur Repertory Company, a youth-based community theatre group, features the familiar and extremely 'hummable' Jerry Herman score, teamed with larger than life characters that make an exciting show. Performances are held at Banyule Theatre in Heidelberg.
When: July 2 to 10 - Wednesday to Saturdays

The Art of Being Still The Art of Being Still, first staged in 1991 by Out Cast Theatre, is a ground-breaking comedy drama from Steven Dawson. The story of seven friends meeting every week for six years until they lose a member to AIDS, it's held at Brunswick's Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre.
When: June 30 to July 17

Topsy Topsy, presented at Forty Five Downstairs in Flinders Lane, is a play written by award winner, Kit Lazaroo, which sees three Australian tourists arrive on Coney Island in the early 20th Century, determined to rescue Topsy, the notorious elephant that was condemned to die by electrocution.
When: June 30 to July 11 - Wednesdays to Sundays

Jersey Boys Jersey Boys, performed at the Princess Theatre, is the Broadway hit that charts the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons as the play takes a nostalgic look at how four blue-collar kids became one of the great music successes while showcasing the songs they became famous for.
When: Until July 25

Starting Here, Starting Now Starting Here, Starting Now, performed at the Arts Centre, is an intimate musical revue from acclaimed writers Maltby and Shire. Featuring a collection of their songs, the revue, which features an all-star cast, takes a humorous and poignant look at the ups and downs of modern relationships.
When: Until July 7

BLOOD BLOOD, held at St Kilda's Theatre Works, is the Australian Premier of Sergi Belbel's confronting and unnerving drama that deals with a woman who is taken hostage and is subjected to a series of amputations while the terrorists await ransom from her politician husband.
When: Until July 4

Dead Man's Cell Phone Dead Man's Cell Phone, written by Sarah Ruhl and featuring Lisa McCune, is an examination of how human goodness can triumph over the cruelty of fate when a woman in a cafe answers the cell phone of a man who she realises is dead, communicating with the man's family.
When: Until August 7

Reefer Madness Reefer Madness, presented by Fab Nobs Theatre in Bayswater, is a comical musical inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name. A tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, the clever production features catchy musical numbers.
When: Until July 3

Boston Marriage Boston Marriage, a play by David Mamet, follows the relationship between two women in the drawing room of a fashionable Boston townhouse. Presented by Melbourne Theatre Company with performances held at the Arts Centre, it stars Sara Gleeson, Margaret Mills and Pamela Rabe.
When: Until July 17

Classical, Choral & Recitals

The Watoto Children's Choir The Watoto Children's Choir, an African choir dedicated to improving the way of life for children in Africa, will be performing at Peninsula City Church in Frankston, offering a rare chance to witness the popular choral group. Admission is free with a donation to Watoto Child Care Ministries.
When: Sunday July 4 - 9am & 6pm

Burlesque, Cabaret & Dance

Peggy! Peggy! presented by Australian Ballet and performed at the Arts Centre, is a glittering performance of dance celebrating the Australian Ballet's founding artistic director, Peggy van Praagh, with highlights from beautiful productions that include Cinderella, The Sleeping Beauty and Giselle.
When: Until July 5

Ignite The Dark Ignite The Dark, a new dance production company, will showcase their own brand of roguish entertainment by giving audiences a glimpse of what's to come, exploring a small essence of the moods, tones and styles of the company. The self titled production is held at Southbank's Beckett Theatre.
When: Friday & Saturday, July 2 & 3 - 8pm

The Ruby Revue The Ruby Revue, a variety night held at the Order Of Melbourne, offers a completely different show each month. A sell-out hit in Sydney, the show has been breaking new ground in Melbourne with new talent performing a range of acts including musical, burlesque, magic, comedy and more.
When: Saturday July 3 - Doors Open 8pm

How High the Moon How High the Moon, held at Melbourne Cocktail Bar, 24 Moons, is a night with character with feel good performances by professional characterising Burlesque dancers. Stylish, sophisticated and classy, the night features the finest burlesque with a lush, titillating mood.
When: Every Saturday - 9:30pm to 3am

Atrocity Atrocity, held at Burlesque Bar in Fitzroy, is a shocking theatrical soap opera of sex, violence, beauty, horror and psychological play that is not for the faint of heart. Shock performance with music, song, dance and the art of wicked tease, the show is a night of Burlesque du Grand Guignol.
When: Every Sunday - Starts 9pm

Entertainment & Nightlife

The Heart of St Kilda Concert The Heart of St Kilda Concert, now in its third year, is a night of entertainment held at the Palais. With some of Australia's finest performers joining together to support the Sacred Heart Mission, guests include Dave Hughes, Tex Perkins, Greg Fleet and Killing Heidi's Ella and Jesse Hooper.
When: Tuesday June 29 - Doors Open 7pm

Jeudi Jazzy Jeudi Jazzy, held at the cellar of Alliance Franšaise in St Kilda, is a live performance by the New Impromptu Quartet. Featuring Alexander Nettelbeck, Khari Cabral Simmons and Ben Kosi Karsay, the band performs Jazz, Latin and Soul standards alongside their own original compositions.
When: Thursday July 1 - 8pm to 10pm

Jon Stevens Jon Stevens, a performer whose role as lead singer of many bands has seen him performer thousands of live and stage shows, will be appearing at Toorak's Trak Live Lounge Bar. With a hard edged, energetic performance, his voice embodies the true gospel of his roots. Dress Code applies.
When: Friday July 2 - Doors Open 8:30pm

Lisa Richards Lisa Richards will be appearing at the Builders Arms Hotel where the award winning Austin Texas based singer will perform with Liz Stringer, Suzie Dickinson and Tracy McNeil. The performance is a chance to hear four distinct voices swapping songs together in Melbourne for one night only.
When: Friday July 2 - 9pm to midnight

METALFEST METALFEST, presented by Audio District and held at Croydon's EVs Youth Centre, is an all-ages event featuring twelve bands performing on two stages. Fully supervised, the smoke, drug and alcohol free event includes performances by headliners The Red Shore and A Fallen Theory.
When: Friday July 2 - Doors Open 6:30pm

David Hosking David Hosking, a highly underrated performer due to his noble and stubbornly independent outlook and career that has seen him long ignore the attentions of major record labels, will be appearing at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran. The Melbourne based performer will be joined by The Killjoys.
When: Saturday July 3 - 8pm

The Buddy Love Jazz Quartet The Buddy Love Jazz Quartet will be performing at Kojo Brown in Richmond, offering the perfect chance to catch some laidback jazz. The shows will see the Melbourne jazz vocalist, Buddy Love, performing an eclectic blend of soulful tunes and jazz standards with his formidable band.
When: Saturday July 3 - 7:30pm

Regular Gigs

House Of Blues House Of Blues, held at the Royal Standard Hotel in West Melbourne, is a special evening of music presented each week by the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society. With a featured artist invited to play each wee, performances are followed by an open jam session for all musicians.
When: Every Tuesday - 8pm

Open Mic Sunday's Open Mic Sunday's, held at Wild Oscars in Richmond, is a weekly Open Microphone night with gear supplied in house so musicians need only bring their guitar and talent. There is a prize of $50 for the winner plus the chance to play their own fully paid gig on a Friday night at the venue.
When: Sundays - Starts 7pm

Melbourne For Kids

Disneyland Adventure Disneyland Adventure, presented by Disney on Ice at Rod Laver Arena, offers laugh out loud fun with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Pluto as they embark on an adventure through the park along with some help from everyone's favourite superhero family, The Incredibles.
When: Wednesday to Monday, June 30 to July 5

Wombat Stew Wombat Stew, playing at various venues during School Holidays, sees the book by Marcia K.Vaughan and Pamela Lofts brought to life on the stage for children. The Brand New musical that's gooey, chewy, brewy and yummy is adapted for stage by Gary Young and Paul Keelan.
When: June 30 and July 3, 6, 8 & 10

Muckheap Muckheap, performed at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran, is a funny, fast and fantastically messy show about two people trying to clean out their shed for hard rubbish day. With a pile of junk too interesting to throw away, their efforts become a storytelling frenzy using what they find.
When: Tuesday to Friday, June 29 to July 2

Family Day Collingwood Children's Farm Family Day at Collingwood Children's Farm operates on the first Sunday of each month with each special day featuring a theme that matches activities provided for kids. With activities on offer including free pony rides, hayrides, a BBQ and more, the theme for this month is Sheep Shearing.
When: Sunday July 4 | Only $16 per Family!!


Circus Oz Circus Oz has returned to launch the World Premiere of its latest show in Melbourne. The Circus Oz show is a high-energy animal free spectacular, bursting with colour, comedy and breathtaking feats! They'll be appearing under the Big Top, located at Birrarung Marr near Federation Square.
When: Until July 11

Circus Sunrise Circus Sunrise, an action-packed show for all the family, will be appearing with performances held in Werribee. A true family circus with lineage going back to 1648, the performances of Circus Sunrise feature juggling, acrobatics and whip-cracking excitement!
When: Until July 11 - Werribee

Silvers Grand Magic Circus Silvers Grand Magic Circus will be holding performances in Cheltenham. Established in 1976, Silvers Grand Magic Circus offers a great show for people of all ages with performers including everything from jugglers and clowns to acrobats, international performers and more.
When: Until July 11 - Cheltenham

Perry Bros Circus Perry Bros Circus, Australia's oldest circus, will be appearing in Cheltenham, offering quality entertainment to please the entire family. With wire walkers, Jugglers, Whip crackers, balancing acts and more the circus also features performing ponies and camels along with their very funny clowns.
When: Until July 11 - Cheltenham

Markets, Fetes and Fairs

The Planeterra Book Fair The Planeterra Book Fair, held at Gap Adventures Concept Store in Richmond, features literally hundreds of pre-loved books on sale, all at only $3 each. Raising money to help support Global Humanitarian Projects, books for sale include travel books, fiction, non-fiction, children's books and more.
When: Thursday July 1

Frankly My Dear Vintage Fair Frankly My Dear Vintage Fair offers plenty of stall holders selling Vintage Men's and Women's Clothing and Accessories. Held monthly at Geelong's Nash Hotel, the fair includes Soul DJ's spinning records, Vintage Giveaways, NASH noodles and delicious South Melbourne market Dim Sims.
When: Saturday July 3 - 11am to 5pm

Melbourne Market Guide

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AFL Premiership

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Carlton v Brisbane Lions - July 1 - Marvel Stadium
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Collingwood v West Coast Eagles - July 3 - Marvel Stadium
Richmond v Sydney - July 4 - MCG
St Kilda v Melbourne - July 4 - Marvel Stadium

Horse Racing

Yarra Valley Racing Yarra Valley Racing, located at Yarra Glen, offers a great day out with the finest in racing entertainment along with great venues with regional food and wine.

Harness Race Dates
Wednesday June 30

Community Sports

The Y Rowing Centre The Y Rowing Centre, located in Albert Park Lake, invites you to try your hand at rowing. Held on the first Sunday of each month, the Come & Try Rowing sessions are open to participants of all ages. Just turn up and have fun!
1st Sunday of Each Month (April - Held Sunday 11th)
Cost: $10 - Bookings only required for groups.

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The bionic ear was invented in Melbourne by a team at Melbourne University led by Professor Graeme Clark in 1978.

Research for the invention was funded by the Victorian public through a series of 'telethons' on the then TV Channel 0. Because scientists didn't believe the bionic ear was possible, research funds couldn't be obtained from government granting bodies.

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