Newsletter | #198 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #198 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #198 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for Tuesday October 19 to Monday October 25, 2010.

This week... there's a range of events showcasing cultures from across the globe, with one such multicultural shindig being the Cuban Jazz Festival at Rochford Winery, while in Camperdown you can get your coif on with the Cruise Rockabilly Festival offering a weekend of nostalgic entertainment.

Spring also shines brightly (in theory, anyway) with the Bright Spring Festival celebrating the change in seasons along with the Whitehorse Spring Festival. There's also a celebration of our wonderful world with the Green Earth Festival in Clifton hill offering a range of events that include a climate change panel, which might be able to explain why the aforementioned Spring Festivals will most likely require winter-wear for those attending.

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Major Events

Green Earth Festival Green Earth Festival, presented by The Wilderness Society and held at Athol Gill Centre in Clifton Hill, offers a diverse and interactive three days of events that include a climate change panel, green earth expo, family fun, guest speakers, sustainable picnic lunch and much more.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 22 to 24

Bright Spring Festival Bright Spring Festival showcases the vibrant sights, attractions and best of Bright with a series of events that include theatre, special dinners, film screenings and more. Highlights include the Halloween Fireworks Spectacular and Concert, open gardens tours, workshops and more.
When: October 23 to November 2

Whitehorse Spring Festival Whitehorse Spring Festival, held at Nunawading's Whitehorse Civic Centre, celebrates diversity, creativity and community with a day of entertainment and fun for all ages. Attractions on the day include children's entertainers, performances and the Nunawading Art and Craft Market.
When: Sunday October 24

Festival Indonesia Festival Indonesia, held at Federation Sqaure, showcases the culture, tourism and talents of Indonesia with a weekend of food, performances, children's activities and music and craft workshops. Highlights also include the Trade Exhibition with fashion, jewellery, furniture and textiles.
When: Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24

Himalaya Festival Himalaya Festival, a Snow Lion Himalayan Relief Event, held at Kew's Genazzano FCJ College, is an entertaining fundraiser for the victims of the recent natural disasters in Tibet, as well as a Tibetan Cultural Event to support Rinpoche's dharma activities in Australia.
When: Saturday October 23 - 3pm to 10pm

The Bendigo Agricultural Show The Bendigo Agricultural Show, held at Bendigo's Prince of Wales Showgrounds, presents two great days of action and entertainment for the whole family with a range of attractions and entertainment that includes circus performances, animal displays and carnival rides.
When: Friday & Saturday, October 22 & 23

Ararat Show Ararat Show, held at the R.T. White Raceway, showcases the best of Ararat's country life with a wide range of events and attractions including horses and a pet show, floral displays and exhibitions. The day also offers fun for the whole family with rides, tractor pulling and more.
When: Sunday October 24

Swiss Italian Festa Swiss Italian Festa, held in Hepburn Springs and Daylesford, celebrates the heritage of Swiss and Italian settlers who arrived more than 150 years ago. With an enormous program of events, the festival features sports tournaments, open studio tours, exhibitions and more.
When: October 15 to 24

Music & Arts Festivals

Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Festival Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Festival, held throughout the historic tree lined main street of Camperdown, is a retro-fest extravaganza featuring 12 live rockabilly bands, a vintage fashion parade, a flea market with 50's collectables, dance competitions, art exhibitions and more.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 22 to 24

Cuban Jazz Festival Cuban Jazz Festival, held at Coldstream's Rochford Winery, is a combination of live vineyard jazz, salsa, bongo's, conga and D.J's spread over two main arenas. Set before the lake on the vineyard stage, salsa dance lessons are held before each performance to inspire wallflowers to tap their petals.
When: Sunday October 24

Hume Festival of Music Hume Festival of Music offers a program of concerts and special events showcasing remarkable music from around the world at various venues within Hume. Celebrating the cultural diversity of Hume City, the festival is held in Spring to also celebrate the many open parks and gardens.
When: October 15 to November 7

Melbourne International Arts Festival Melbourne International Arts Festival, Australia's premier celebration of performing arts, offers a program that draws on the talents of some of the finest artists and performers from across the world. With dance, theatre, music, visual arts, and more, it's held at various venues.
When: October 8 to 23

Melbourne Stencil Festival Melbourne Stencil Festival is a celebration of stencil art taking place at Melbourne's 1000 Pound Bend and other venues. Examining one of the most divisive sub cultures, the festival a charity auction along with forums, workshops, an award show and workshops for adults and kids.
When: October 8 to 24

Film Festivals

Celluloid Soup Celluloid Soup, the Jewish Short Film Festival presented by the Jewish Museum of Australia, will hold their Gala Awards and Screening Night at the historic Astor Theatre in St Kilda. Films screened on the night have been created using festival workshops in writing, directing and acting.
When: Thursday October 21 - Doors Open 7pm

Melbourne Macedonian Film Festival Melbourne Macedonian Film Festival, with screenings held at Hoyts Cinemas at Northland and Melbourne Central, showcases local and international films made by Macedonian filmmakers with a four-day program of feature films, documentaries, animations and short films.
When: Thursday to Sunday, October 21 to 24

Greek Film Festival Greek Film Festival, held at Palace Cinema Como in South Yarra, presents a selection of contemporary films direct from Greece with this year's event offering and extended program that includes documentaries, short films, comedies and even two gruesome gems for fans of zombie movies.
When: October 13 to 31

Upcoming Events

Market @ Drive In Market @ Drive In, held at the iconic Dromana Drive In at the gateway to the Mornington Peninsula, will be a vibrant market that will feature stallholders with a range of quality mixed merchandise, fresh produce, arts and crafts, antiques and collectables, plants, vintage goods, toys and more.
Grand Opening: Saturday December 4

NYE Harbourside Summer Party NYE Harbourside Summer Party in Docklands is a unique and affordable event that markets to all party people who want to step out and enjoy Dance and Funky House music on New Year's Eve with an array of top DJs performing on rotation to set the groove through to the New Year.
When: Friday December 31

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

Mount Eliza Art Exhibition Mount Eliza Art Exhibition, now in its 32nd year, is the Mornington Peninsula's highly regarded arts event providing locals and visitors with a unique opportunity to purchase original, affordable art with a diverse selection of paintings, sculpture, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and glassware.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 22 to 24
Gala Opening: Friday October 22 - Bookings Required

Circus Oz Big Top Snapshot Circus Oz Big Top Snapshot is a free exhibition of photography held at Michaels Photographic Gallery in Melbourne. The exhibition features images by 10 photographers, taken during Circus Oz's Melbourne winter season and selected by Circus Oz Artistic Director Mike Finch.
When: Until October 28 - Thursdays to Sundays

Peter Jankowski Peter Jankowski, a member of the Contemporary Art Society of Victoria, will be exhibiting at the Firestation Print Studio in Armadale. Titled, Dreaming of an Unconscious Mind, the exhibition features recent works that display an inspiring range of images, evocative of inner thoughts.
When: Until October 31 - Wednesdays to Saturdays

Playing House Playing House, an exhibition by Melbourne artist, Kevin Chin, showing at the West Wing of Melbourne Central, draws on Chin's own renovation experience to use painting and sculptural processes with home renovating materials to create works that include a vinyl laminate life-size bear rug.
When: October 21 to November 6

Graeme Base Graeme Base, the much loved illustrator of the hit book Animalia, will be exhibiting at Port Melbourne's MARS Gallery where there will be a selection of artworks for viewing and sale, taken from his upcoming book, The Legend of the Golden Snail, a seafaring fantasy rich with his beautiful style.
When: Until October 24 - Closed Mondays
Author's Talk: Saturday October 23 - 3pm

Mind Your Head Mind Your Head is the 27th Annual Prahran Mission Art Exhibition, held in Albert Park at the Foyer Gallery of Gasworks Arts Park. Showcasing the artworks produced by participants of Prahran Mission's art programs, the program covers a range of competitive visual art courses.
When: October 12 to 30

Husk Liberty Exhibition Husk Liberty Exhibition, held at Husk's Albert Park Store, is the latest exhibition of textiles, paintings and designs from gifted Melbourne artist and designer Sara Thorn. The exhibition includes a captivating array of watercolours, digital collage prints on cotton and inspiring hand embroidery.
When: October 13 to November 23

Hive Hive, one of three exhibitions showing at red gallery in Fitzroy North, is the first collaborative exhibition by Kate Zizys and Kim McDonald, Gippsland-based artists whose works feature prints, installations and drawings inspired by ideas of hive-mentalities and the shared motif of bees.
When: October 13 to 30 - Wednesdays to Saturdays

Stuck on St Kilda Stuck on St Kilda, presented by The Essence of St Kilda, is a public art installation, held outside and accessible to all. Featuring entries from the 2010 Essence of St Kilda Word and Photo Prizes, new and established photographers and writers have uniquely expressed how they view St Kilda.
When: October 15 to November 21

Killing Time Killing Time, held at the gallery Melbourne's Kings Artist Run Initiative, is the premier retrospective of Christopher Köller's video practice in Australia. Filled with images of sex, death, golf and surfing, the exhibition screening, which runs at over an hour, is populated with a host of rebel characters.
When: Until October 23 - Wednesdays to Saturdays

Swaddle Swaddle, held at Fitzroy's SJS Gallery, is a group exhibition by Victorian female artists, whose works in fibre and textile aim to stimulate and challenge ideas around old cultural practices. The works featured explore the interplay between bondage and release, comfort and constraint.
When: October 12 to 23 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

Somewhat Different Somewhat Different, held at the gallery of RMIT, is an international touring exhibition showcases the work of over 100 key German and European designers. Celebrating the diversity of function, the Melbourne exhibition also features Screen Gown by Australian designers.
When: Until November 13 - Closed Sundays

The Wild Awards The Wild Awards, held at the Barn Gallery of Montsalvat in Eltham, is an exhibition and sale of stunning 2 and 3 dimensional artworks created by members of the Wildlife Art Society of Australasia, an artist group that aims to foster the study, practice, and appreciation of all wildlife art.
When: October 8 to 29

The Bald Archy Prize Exhibition The Bald Archy Prize Exhibition, Australia's most popular comic portrait competition and alternative to the prestigious Archibald, will be showing at Prahran's Chapel Off Chapel. Judged by a sulphur-crested cockatoo named Maude, the works range from the hilarious to the bizarrely vulgar.
When: October 5 to November 6

Mortality Mortality, showing at Southbank's Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, features works by some of the world's leading artists, exploring life's journey from the beginning to the end. Part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, it includes works by Aleks Danko, Tacita Dean and others.
When: October 8 to November 28 - Closed Mondays

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 October 31

Phar Lap Phar Lap will be the focus of a special exhibition held at the Melbourne Museum. Marking the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup and the 80th anniversary of Phar Lap's historic win, his impressive skeleton will be on display, on loan from Wellington's Te Papa Tongarewa Museum.
When: Until January 30, 2011

Expos, Launches & Open Days

Restoration of the B-24 Liberator Bomber Restoration of the B-24 Liberator Bomber, Australia's last B-24 Liberator long range heavy bomber and one of only eight remaining in the world, is available for public viewing with people invited to watch the restoration taking place in a World War II hangars on the old Werribee airfield.
When: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays

Casey Cloth Nappy Expo Casey Cloth Nappy Expo is a special event taking place at Cranbourne Public Hall where the theme is green, showcasing modern cloth nappies along with organic baby and children's clothing. Free to attend, the day includes giveaways, vouchers, door prizes, children's toys and more.
When: Saturday October 23 - 10am to 4pm

Go Country! Go Country! held at Pakenham Racecourse, is an outdoor living and farming expo that features a wide range of exhibitors providing the best in farming expertise, products and equipment for farmers and fishing, boating, caravans, 4wd's, camping and more for the outdoor enthusiast.
When: Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24

Blooms Bridal Expo Blooms Bridal Expo, held at Yarraville Club, showcases the services of the very best of wedding professionals from across the western region. With fashion shows, a wedding car display, wine tastings and door prizes drawn every hour, there will also be make up trials and much more.
When: Sunday October 24 - 10am to 4pm

Wellness & Lifestyle Expo Wellness & Lifestyle Expo, taking place at Williamstown Town Hall, has something to offer everyone with the expo featuring over exhibitors that can offer advice about stress management and natural beauty products, answer questions on natural and safe supplements and much more.
When: Sunday October 24 - 10am to 5pm

eTraining Month eTraining Month, presented by Melbourne City Library, is a range of events that allow the public to learn more about the great range of eAudiobooks on offer and their new eBook collection. The information events will help members learn how to browse, borrow and download from their website.
When: Until October 29

Car Shows

Motorclassica Motorclassica, a celebration of classic motoring, features the Classic Motor Show at Carlton's Royal Exhibition Building. Bringing together the most beautiful cars in the world, from both Australia and abroad, there'll also be collectables, memorabilia, art, aftermarket products and more.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 22 to 24

Performances & Theatre

The Beautiful Losers The Beautiful Losers, appearing at The butterfly Club in South Melbourne, have been horrifying, thrilling and amusing Australian audiences for the past five years. Featuring Mark Jones, Karlis Zaid and Mike McLeish from 'Keating - The Musical', they musically weave tales of the evil deeds of Men.
When: Friday & Saturday, October 22 & 23

Mackillop the Musical Mackillop the Musical, is a new and topical performance chronicling the incredible life Mary MacKillop. Premiering at The Besen Centre in Burwood to coincide with the canonisation of Australia's first saint, the play by Xavier Brouwer features a cast of 80 and a 25 piece live orchestra.
When: Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24

In Cold Light In Cold Light, performed at The Dog Theatre in Footscray, is a unique Australian play by Duncan Ley that explores the dark side of temptation, murder, sin and redemption. Starring Chris Palframan and Soren Jensen, the psychological thriller is about a man who confronts his own existence.
When: Wednesday to Saturday, October 20 to 23

Circus Trick Tease Circus Trick Tease, held at Warburton's Upper Yarra Arts Centre, is a light-hearted look at love entwined with comedy, satire, drama and draw dropping tricks. The raunchy, dazzling show tells the story of a neurotic strongman, his alcoholic ring-mistress lover and an international guest star.
When: Wednesday October 20 - 7pm

Garuda Indonesian Night Garuda Indonesian Night, held as part of Festival Indonesia, is a special performance event held at Federation Square's BMW Edge. Showcasing a journey from the East to the West, the show features stunning performers, exciting props and costumes from different Indonesian provinces.
When: Friday October 22 - 6:30pm

Oklahoma Oklahoma, presented by Nova Music Theatre at The Whitehorse Centre in Nunawading, brings the classic musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein to the stage in a performance for people of all ages with songs that include "Oh What a Beautiful Morning"and "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top".
When: October 22 to November 7 - Fridays to Sundays

The Laramie Project The Laramie Project, performed at Hallam Community Theatre, is the play by Moises Kaufman that draws on public interviews to explore the death of Matthew Sheppard, an American student who in 1998 was kidnapped, beaten, tied to a fence and left to die, simply because he was gay.
When: October 15 to 30 - Fridays & Saturdays
Also Playing: Thursday October 28

Oh Well Never Mind Bye Oh Well Never Mind Bye, performed by Red Stitch Theatre in St Kilda, is the Australian Premiere of by Steven Lally's engrossing political drama. Set amidst the 2005 terrorist attacks in London, the play questions the ethics of modern journalism and the pressures that drive the media.
When: Until November 6 - Wednesdays to Sundays

Life Without Me Life Without Me is award-winning playwright Daniel Keene's debut play for Melbourne Theatre Company. Performed at the Sumner Theatre in Southbank, the play follows the lives of guests in a rundown hotel in an eccentric fable about taking up residence and trying to move on.
When: October 9 to November 21

Hairspray Hairspray, the ultimate feel good musical based on the cult movie by John Waters, will hit the stage in Melbourne at the Princess Theatre. Set in the USA town of 1960s Baltimore, the production follows the life of Tracy Turnblad, a big girl with big hair and an even bigger passion to dance.
When: October 2 to 31 | Book Now

Mary Poppins The Musical Mary Poppins The Musical, held at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre, brings the classic books and beloved Disney film to the stage with a spectacular production that includes all of the best loved songs from the film including Chim Chim Cheer-ee and Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.
When: Until February 13 | Book Now

Classical, Choral & Recitals

Grigoryan Brothers Grigoryan Brothers, with Slava and Leonard Grigoryan, will be appearing at Warburton's Upper Yarra Arts Centre Kingston Arts Centre Theatre in Moorabbin. Regarded as Australia's finest classical guitar duo, their repertoire ranges includes Latin, jazz, classical and contemporary music.
When: Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24

Thessaloniki Music Concert Thessaloniki Music Concert, held at Melbourne Town Hall, celebrates the Sister-City relations between Melbourne and Thessaloniki with performances by Elizabeth Exindaris and the Greek Florinian Choir, Stelios Tsiolas, and music from composers exploring Thessaloniki's cultural roots.
When: Sunday October 24 - 4pm

Celebrating the Music of Percy Grainger Celebrating the Music of Percy Grainger, featuring The Consort of Melbourne, a professional vocal ensemble, is an inspiring afternoon of choral music. Held at Hawthorn Town Hall, it includes some of the best-loved chamber choir compositions by Melbourne-born composer, Percy Grainger.
When: Sunday October 24 - 2pm

Burlesque, Cabaret & Dance

Climax Climax, performed at St Kilda's Theatre Works, is the most daring project to date by Collaboration. With a complex story line delivered with gut wrenching passion, Paul Malek's production fast paced production highlights a selection of Melbourne's finest Dancers, Actors and Choreographers.
When: October 14 to 23

Britney Spears: The Cabaret Britney Spears: The Cabaret stars Christie Whelan in the highly acclaimed performance that was a sell out at last year's Adelaide Cabaret Festival. Held at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran, the show is a satirical and realistic look at the perils of fame as Britney shows us life through her own eyes.
When: October 6 to 24 - Wednesdays to Sundays

Carnival of Mysteries Carnival of Mysteries, held as part of Melbourne Fringe, transforms the venue of fortyfivedownstairs in Flinders Lane into a scenic wonderland that features the work of 30 unique artists commissioned to respond to the Mysteries of Innocence, Passion, Mercy, Forgiveness and Love.
When: October 6 to 30 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

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: Sundays Until October 24

Entertainment & Nightlife

Shred For Skateistan Shred For Skateistan is an exciting live music event, held at Melbourne's Ding Dong Lounge, with all proceeds going to the charity Skateistan to support skating programs for young people in Afghanistan. Featuring Melbourne based bands, performers include The White Goods and Skyland.
When: Thursday October 21

Alysia Manceau Alysia Manceau, performing at The Builders Arms in Fitzroy, has a unique style that blends alternative country with folk revivalism. With performances that draw comparisons with Neil Young, Neko Case and PJ Harvey, she'll be supported by The Velocettes and The Busty Insects.
When: Thursdays, October 21 & 28

[Me] and Mr Percival [Me] and Mr Percival, will be performing on the main stage of Federation Square as part of Fed Square Live, a series of free performances. The theatre-rock stylings of Melbourne four-piece, [Me] will go hand in hand with the talents of Mr Percival, who loops vocals using a collection of microphones.
When: Thursday October 21 - 6pm to 7:30pm

Groove Eddy Groove Eddy will be performing at The Wesley Anne in Northcote to launch his new album, Overload. With airplay on PBS and Having received the coveted Radio National album of the week, the roots folk artist will be joined on the night by award winning songwriter Leticia Maher.
When: Friday October 22 - Doors Open 8pm

Angie Hart & Matthew Barber Angie Hart & Matthew Barber, performing as part of their Loving Hating It Tour, will be appearing respectively at the Workers Club in Fitzroy and Karova Lounge in Ballarat, treating fans to the winsome voice that's long earned Angie Hart a large following since her days with Frente.
When: Friday & Saturday, October 22 & 23

The Bohemian Masquerade Ball The Bohemian Masquerade Ball, held at Thornbury Theatre, is a bi-annual event that celebrates underground culture with a grand carnival of independent music, extreme circus, neo-vaudeville and art installations along with sideshow carnie games, circus rovers and much more.
When: Saturday October 23 - Doors Open 7:30pm

Rufus Wainwright Rufus Wainwright, appearing at The Palais in St Kilda, will give Melbournians an intimate evening of solo splendour with nothing more than a grand piano, a folder full of rich, thoughtful songs, and the voice that he's become much-loved for as he performs songs from his latest album.
When: Sunday October 24 - Doors Open 7.30pm

Car Park Parties Car Park Parties will be held at the Laurel Hotel in Ascot Vale to celebrate Cox Plate and Derby Day during the Victorian Spring Racing Carnival. Featuring live performances by Superdudes and DJ's, the nights offer great entertainment close to both Moonee Valley and Flemington.
When: October 23 & 30 - 6pm to Late

80 Gigs in 80 days 80 Gigs in 80 days is a marathon live music event by Nicolas Jorquera of Melbourne band 'I Heart Cusack,' which will see over 160 bands performing over 80 successive days at 80 different venues all over Melbourne and Regional Victoria with the events filmed for a documentary.
When: September 3 to November 21

Regular Gigs

Melbourne Jazz Jammers Melbourne Jazz Jammers, held at Collingwood's Leinster Arms Hotel, offers a great opportunity for musicians of any background to drop in, join in, listen in, meet other musicians and relax over a drink as the evening unfolds with anything from bebop to swing, blues, Latin and more.
When: Fridays - 6pm to Late & Sundays - 3:30pm to 6pm

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


U23D U23D will return to Melbourne's IMAX Cinema with a limited run of screenings that brings viewers the thrill and pulsing energy of a live U2 stadium concert. Filmed in South America during the band's Vertigo Tour, the film was made with the largest collection of 3D camera technology ever used.
When: October 15, 16, 18 & 20

ATOM Awards ATOM Awards, which recognises the best work in a wide range of media including animation, television and film, will showcase the work of finalists from Australian and New Zealand with free screenings of packaged programs held on the Big Screen at Federation Square.
When: Until October 20 - Wednesdays, 6pm

Comedy & Magic

The Breast Darn Show in Town The Breast Darn Show in Town, a comedy gala held at Melbourne Town Hall to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation, features Corinne Grant as host with guests Fiona O'Loughlin, Tom Gleeson, Denise Scott and others performing stand up, improvisation and musical theatre.
When: Friday October 22 - 7:30pm

Theatresports Theatresports, Melbourne's longest running improvisation comedy show, celebrates its 25th season with Silver Jubilee performances held at St Kilda's National Theatre where old meets new as a handful of Theatresports veterans take to the stage with upcoming improvisers barely as old as the show.
When: September 19 to November 21 - Every Sunday

Melbourne For Kids

Poppykettle Children's Festival Poppykettle Children's Festival, held at Geelong Performing Arts Centre, celebrates performing arts for children in kindergarten and primary school. The unique festival offers a comprehensive program with a diverse range of activities including concerts and workshops.
When: Thursday & Friday, October 21 & 22

The SandDragon's Tail The SandDragon's Tail, presented as part of Carlton's La Mama for Kids theatre series, is an inspiring children's show by Curious Legends. A mythical story about a young child who makes a dragon of sand on the beach, the performance uses puppetry, dance, live music and theatre.
When: Sunday October 24 - 11am & 2pm


Silvers Grand Magic Circus Silvers Grand Magic Circus will be holding performances in Noble Park. 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 November 7 - Noble Park

Markets, Fetes and Fairs

Magnolia Square Magnolia Square is a boutique fair that showcases women's and children's attire, homewares, jewellery and more. They'll be holding their popular fair at Malvern Town Hall where you'll find the work of some of Melbourne's best and most talented designers with a wide variety of quality crafts.
When: Thursday to Saturday, October 21 to 23

Kilmore Antiques and Collectable Fair Kilmore Antiques and Collectable Fair, a major fundraiser for the 1st Kilmore Scout Group, gathers together antique dealers come from New South Wales, South Australia and all corners of Victoria under the same roof at Kilmore's Memorial Hall offering a wide range of items from many eras.
When: Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24

Glen Waverley South Primary School's Spring Carnival Glen Waverley South Primary School's Spring Carnival features wonderful activities, stalls and events that include performances by the School Choir and Marmont Dance School, Wii games to play, a Silent Auction and stalls with palm reading, food, jewellery, clothing and much more.
When: Saturday October 23 - 3pm to 8pm

Montmorency Primary School Community Fair Montmorency Primary School Community Fair presents a fund day for the whole family with children's rides including the Panda inflatable obstacle course, bungy trampolines and a haunted house, while people of all ages can enjoy live music, market stalls, demonstrations and more.
When: Saturday October 23 - 10am to 3pm

St Margaret Mary's Primary School Fete St Margaret Mary's Primary School Fete mirrors the fun and vibrancy of Brunswick with fabulous multicultural food, live bands, dancing and a fashion parade with Fitzroy-based, Brunswick-found label, Queen Clothing. Along with varied food stalls, the day includes a silent auction.
When: Sunday October 24 - 11am to 5pm

St Cecilia's Primary School Fair St Cecilia's Primary School Fair, held in Glen iris, is a family orientated day for the whole family. With great rides, kids can also grab a showbag and enjoy face painting and crafts at the plaster fun house. There'll also be market stalls, gourmet food, afternoon teas and a bar on offer.
When: Saturday October 23 - 11am to 4pm

Cranbourne Primary School Carnival Cranbourne Primary School Carnival is a fair with a fantastic community atmosphere and a great fun day out for the whole family. Entertainment on the day includes rides, showbags, live music and children's performers, a silent auction and stalls offering gourmet food, plants and more.
When: Saturday October 23

Wattle Hill Kindergarten Children's Festival Wattle Hill Kindergarten Children's Festival, taking place in Burwood, is a wonderful community event that offers fun for the whole family. With an animal farm, jumping castle, face painting and more for children, the day also includes entertainment, a BBQ and second hand goods for sale.
When: Saturday October 23 - 10am to 2pm

Old Fashioned Spring Fete Old Fashioned Spring Fete, presented by the Anglican Parish of Box Hill, offers wonderful cakes, sweets, jams and pickles, all at great old-fashioned prices. With activities and giveaways for kids, the fete includes stalls with handcrafted items, bargain books, collectibles, toys and more.
When: Saturday October 23 - 9am to 2pm

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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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Dining & Drink

Oktoberfest Oktoberfest returns to Melbourne's European Bier Cafe in Exhibition Street with a celebration of beer, food and music held each Friday in Oktober. Embracing the traditional German Beer festival, it includes a live Oommpah band, German cuisine and plenty of bier specials by the stein
When: Fridays in October

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Drive-In Immersive Cinema Nights Are Coming to Melbourne Put together by our friends at Hot Tub Cinema, a string of family-friendly, social distancing-safe, drive-in ..

View Event: Things to see, hear & do this weekend
Things to see, hear & do this weekend
Make the most of your weekend in Melbourne with these fabulous events. No city does it better than Melbourne, so get out and discover the very best shows, festivals, ..

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