Newsletter | #201 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #201 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #201 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for Tuesday to Monday November 9 to 15, 2010.

This week... it's a veritable smorgasbord of culture with the proverbial melting pot that's Melbourne overflowing with events such as the ever popular Greek Thessaloniki Festival celebrating one of many Melbourne's sister-cities. The Manningham Multicultural Festival offers a day of fun for the family, showcasing a wide range of activities and entertainment found in Melbourne's cousin-cities (I made that bit up, actually).

Meanwhile on the Mornington Peninsula, you can bask in the glory of your chosen religion with the Interfaith Festival, and it's a sure sign that Spring is officially here as the sticky awkwardness of fairy floss and the heartache of a young boy getting a bracelet in a Lucky Dip beckons with the many fetes that are popping up like the supposedly looming locusts we've all been warned about.

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the First World War by inviting all to observe one minute silence at 11am on 11 November, in memory of those who've suffered in all wars. Services are held at the Shrine of Remembrance with all welcome to attend.
When: Thursday November 11th - 11am

Major Events

Manningham Multicultural Festival Manningham Multicultural Festival, held at Doncaster's Ruffey Lake Park, is a free community event with fun for people of all ages that includes a main stage of live music entertainment, workshops, demonstrations, rides, arts and craft activities, food and market stalls and more.
When: Saturday November 13

Due to bad weather, the 2010 Manningham Multicultural Festival has been cancelled!

Greek Thessaloniki Festival Greek Thessaloniki Festival, celebrates of the Sister-City relations between Melbourne and Thessaloniki. Held at Federation Square, the free festival features a wide variety of entertainment that embraces the Greek culture of our Sister-City with performances, food and craft stalls.
When: Sunday November 14

Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Festival Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Festival brings together many of the world's faith traditions to celebrate unity and understanding with a day of music, food, workshops and attractions for people of all ages. It takes place at Mornington's Peninsula Community Theatre.
When: Sunday November 14 - 10am to 6pm

ViVa Brazil Festival ViVa Brazil Festival, held at Melbourne's Immigration Museum, showcases Brazil's vibrant culture with traditional music, dance, food, film and sports with demonstrations of capoeira, which combines martial arts, acrobatics and music. The festival is free to attend (sort of) with museum entry.
When: Sunday November 14 - 11am to 4pm

Winchelsea Festival Winchelsea Festival offers a full day of entertainment and the family fun of an old fashioned country fair with attractions that include dog trails and shearing, showcases of regional food, wine and produce, arts and crafts, rides and more. It's held at Winchelsea's Eastern Reserve.
When: Sunday November 14

Food & Wine Festivals

Yarra Valley Strawberry Festival Yarra Valley Strawberry Festival, held at St Patrick's Primary School in Lilydale, is a free family fun day with carnival rides, live musical entertainment, an animal farm, and market stalls offering arts and crafts and food which includes many variations of the star attraction, strawberries.
When: Sunday November 14

Yarra Valley On the Palate (cancelled) Flooding damage!

Music & Arts Festivals

King Parrot Valley Spring Festival King Parrot Valley Spring Festival is a chance to visit the open gardens of the Strath Creek Country Retreat where there's a large range of Australian natives including a Bush-food garden. The festival includes the sales of plants and olives along with local arts and crafts at the Banksia Gallery.
When: Until Sunday November 14

Film Festivals

Festival of Jewish Cinema Festival of Jewish Cinema showcases feature films and documentaries, many children-friendly, with nearly all films coming directly from the Berlin, Cannes, Toronto and Venice Film Festivals. Screenings are held at ACMI Cinemas in Federation Square and Elsternwick's Classic Cinema.
When: November 9 to 30

Hello Darkness Hello Darkness, a Horror Film Festival holding screenings at Melbourne's Greater Union Cinema, brings together some of the freshest and hardest to access horror films with a program that explores the darker side of cinema with films covering many of horror's sub-genres.
When: Until November 11

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..
View Future Events on any day of the week

Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show

Family Guy and Futurama Family Guy and Futurama are the focus of the latest exhibition of prints showing at Silver K Gallery in Armadale. The largest exhibition of its type in Australia, it features over 140 pieces displaying images from the shows, including unique artist interpretations of Family Guy characters.
When: Until December 4

Desertification and Field Work Desertification and Field Work, showing at MARS Gallery in Port Melbourne, is an exhibition of paintings by Jo Bertini, an artist who frequently joins expeditions into Australia's remotest, most inaccessible desert regions to capture the unique Australian landscapes with an artist's eye.
When: Until November 28 - Closed Mondays

The Idol Escape The Idol Escape, showing at The Owl and the Pussycat Gallery in Richmond, is an exhibition of paintings by Michael Davies. With art that's brief in detail and direct in colour, his works offer an impression of modern life with non-entities captured as a response to the celebrity culture.
When: Until November 19

small things: an exhibition of monoprints small things: an exhibition of monoprints, featured as one of three exhibitions being held at Fitzroy North's Red Gallery, is Kir Larwill's exploration of household objects and familiar surrounds. Finding humour and significance in ordinary items, all the pieces are unique state, one-off prints.
When: Until November 20 - Wednesday to Saturday

My Country, My Home My Country, My Home, held at Steps Gallery in Carlton South's iconic Lygon Street, is a special presentation by the Polish Art Foundation. Offering a contemporary interpretation of landscapes, the theme of the exhibition enables artists to showcase their individual experiences of Australia.
When: November 15 to 21

FORGE FORGE, the NMIT Graduate Jewellery Exhibition, will be taking place at Northcote Town Hall. With a collection of works that display the diversity and individual styles of graduate students, the exhibition is a culmination of 2 years study with the NMIT jewellery department in Fairfield.
When: November 12 to 21

Ashes to Ashes: Cricket's Cracking Rivalry Ashes to Ashes: Cricket's Cracking Rivalry, a new exhibition held at the National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, traces the history of cricket's greatest rivalry, The Ashes. Highlights include the bat used by Don Bradman to score a century on the MCG in 1929.
When: November 12 to March 20

Felicity Dalgleish Felicity Dalgleish, an artist who has exhibited worldwide, including at the National Gallery of Victoria, will be exhibiting work at Kinross House in Toorak. With paintings inspired by the Australian landscape, while not being site-specific, her works offer metaphors for life, death and renewal.
When: November 5 to 12

ROCK CHICKS ROCK CHICKS, presented at Melbourne's Arts Centre, is an exhibition that celebrates women in Australian music with many of the items on loan from the artists themselves. The exhibition covers a wide range of genres, showcasing the likes of Chrissy Amphlett , Deborah Conway and others.
When: November 6 to February 27
ROCK CHICKS Live! - Free Concert Friday November 12

That's Life That's Life is an Annual Exhibition of Armadale's Firestation Print Studio, a not-for-profit workshop that fosters creativity and innovation through printmaking. With prints, drawings and paintings, the exhibition showcases works created as part of the art gallery's Life Drawing competition.
When: Until November 14 - Wednesdays to Saturdays

Mirror Mirror, held at Melbourne Museum, is an exhibition of selected works by renowned children's author and artist Jeannie Baker. Exploring the connections of two boys from two very different countries, her collages use rich textures and brilliant colours to create three-dimensional scenes.
When: November 5 to February 13

Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition Art of Botanical Illustration Exhibition, held at the Domain House Gallery of Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens, features over 150 works by leading artist from both Australia and overseas. Free to view and with all works for sale, proceeds from go towards projects in the RBG Melbourne.
When: November 6 to 21 - 10am to 4pm

Tides of Resilience Tides of Resilience, showing at St Kilda's Obscura Gallery, is an exhibition of photography by Rodney Dekker, which explores how climate change affects communities around the word, particularly in Bangladesh where a charity that builds schools will receive funds from the exhibition.
When: Until November 18 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

So far, so close So far, so close, the latest exhibition by Robert Hollingworth held at Richmond's Blockprojects, continues incursions into the unknown by exploring deep space where the artist looks for signs of intelligence, referencing Higgs Boson, String Theory and many other unseen things.
When: Oct 30 to Nov 25 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

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

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

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

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

Remixed Design Street Fashion Show Remixed Design Street Fashion Show, presented by The Social Studio and Fitzroy's fashion store, Hunter Gatherer, is a free fashion parade and street party that will include food and live music as students of The Social Studio showcase garments from their Remixed Design label.
When: Friday November 12 - 6pm

Melbourne Bead Expo Melbourne Bead Expo, held at Moorabbin's Kingston City Hall, features exhibitors from across Australia selling beads, gems, findings, tools and more. With workshops held for beginners and advanced beaders, the expo includes exhibits of fine wearable art and beadwork with many pieces for sale.
When: Friday to Sunday, November 12 to 14

Watsonia Neighbourhood House's Art and Craft Expo Watsonia Neighbourhood House's Art and Craft Expo is a chance to come along and join in the fun and excitement of their annual arts event where tutors will be promoting classes and social groups to invite new participants. There will also be entertainment with live belly dancing on the day.
When: Saturday November 13 - 11am to 3pm

Sustainable Procurement Sustainable Procurement, held at Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, is an invitation to businesses to attend a free workshop on demystifying and implementing a cost effective green purchasing plan. Participants will also receive a free toolkit and a green purchasing guidelines template.
When: Wednesday November 10 - Bookings Essential

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

Pet Shows

Meet the Dogs of Melbourne Meet the Dogs of Melbourne, presented by Dogs Victoria, is a special event held at Federation Square that show the public what really goes on at a dog show. The free, family event will take you behind the scenes of the judging process with agility tests, obedience trials and more.
When: Sunday November 14 - Midday

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..

Movember Movember returns for another year to bring back the soup-strainer and raise money for men's health partners, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and beyondblue. By simply growing a moustache in November and finding sponsors, Gala Parties are held at month's end to thank all involved.
When: Held Throughout November

Performances & Theatre

Les Miserables Les Miserables, performed by Nadrasca Amateur Drama, Dance & Song, showcases the group's performance abilities as they bring the classic drama to the stage. With a performance held at The Whitehorse Centre in Nunawading, it features an orchestra directed by Andrew Houston.
When: Wednesday November 10 - 7:30pm

Bright Lights of Broadway Bright Lights of Broadway, performed at Geelong Performing Arts Centre by GSODA Junior Players, is an exhilarating journey through the world of contemporary and classic musical theatre with songs from hit musicals that include Oklahoma, Legally Blonde The Musical and Wicked.
When: Thursday to Saturday, November 11 to 13

Squizzy - A Bullet Proof Musical Comedy Squizzy - A Bullet Proof Musical Comedy is a gutsy musical that examines the life of Squizzy Taylor, the historic underworld figure who once ruled Melbourne with an iron fist. Performed at Carlton's Bella Union Theatre, the music by Faye Bendrups features sing-along, bittersweet arias.
When: November 11 to 27

Nunsense 2: The Second Coming Nunsense 2: The Second Coming, performed by Phoenix Theatre Company at Doncaster playhouse, sees the return of the award-winning comedy that combines audience participation, dance and music as the five absurd nuns present a "thank-you"show for all their past supporters.
When: November 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20

Songs for Nobodies Songs for Nobodies is a performance portraying five anonymous women whose brushes with fame had a profound effect on their lives, interleaved with the songs that gave them heart. Held at Melbourne's Arts Centre, the show features the songstress, Bernadette Robinson.
When: November 5 to December 18

Altar Boyz Altar Boyz, presented by Fab Nobs Theatre at The Fab Factory in Bayswater, follows 5 small-town boys trying to save the world one screaming fan at a time in the musical parody about a Christian boy-band who begin to question their faith and each other on the last night of their tour.
When: November 5 to 20 - Various Dates

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, presented by Williamstown Musical Theatre Company, is a vibrant musical based on the popular 1988 film. Centred on two con men living on the French Riviera, the play follows the misadventures they face after deciding to compete to swindle a young female heiress.
When: November 5 to 20 - Various Dates

A Month Of Sundays A Month Of Sundays, held at the Australian Centre of Performing Arts in North Melbourne, is a series of short plays performed by the newly formed collective, Raglan St Theatre. Written by emerging authors from the Australian Writers Guild, the plays offer comedy, romance, drama and more.
When: Until November 14 - Sundays

Blood and Ice Blood and Ice, performed at Prahran's Chapel Off Chapel, is the Australian Premiere of Liz Lochhead's recently revised play. Set in 1816, the play explores the infamous house party in which Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley took up a challenge to see who could write the most horrifying story.
When: Oct 29 to Nov 13 - Wednesday to Sunday

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: Until January 30 | 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

Italian Baroque Italian Baroque, the latest concert by the Melbourne Musicians, sees the impressive orchestra joined at St Johns Southgate in Southbank by renowned soprano Merlyn Quaife singing the cantata Orfeo by Pergolesi. Directed by Frank Pam, the concert program includes works by Vivaldi.
When: Wednesday November 10 - 8pm

Lunchtime Organ Recitals Lunchtime Organ Recitals, held at St Michael's Uniting Church on Collins Street, feature organists from across the Globe. Free to attend, resident organist Rhys Boak, often joined by special guests, performs music from some of the greatest composers in human history.
When: Thursday November 11 - 1pm to 1.30pm

Walkin' Down That Glory Road Walkin' Down That Glory Road, held at Kew's Methodist Ladies College, is the annual gala performance by Melbourne Singers of Gospel. Showcasing old favourites and soulfully addictive new songs from Africa and Nashville, a portion of proceeds will go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria.
When: Saturday November 13 - 7pm

Blessings of the Earth Blessings of the Earth, presented by acclaimed Australian drumming group TaikOz, is a dramatic performance that combines the power of the taiko, a Japanese drum, with the ethereal sound of the bamboo shakuhachi. They'll be performing at Clayton's Monash University.
When: Sunday November 14

Kreutzer Sonata Kreutzer Sonata, performed at Melbourne's Arts Centre in, is a program of works by Beethoven and Janacek. With Richard Tognetti appearing as Artistic Director and Lead Violin, Janacek's piece was a reaction to Leo Tolstoy's controversial novella, The Kreutzer Sonata.
When: Sunday & Monday, November 14 & 15

Burlesque, Cabaret & Dance

Expectation Expectation, performed at Arts House in North Melbourne, is a new work from acclaimed Melbourne dancer and choreographer Carlee Mellow. Challenging the way in which we see, sense and organise information, Expectation blurs the line between what is real and what is imagined.
When: Tuesday to Sunday, November 9 to 14

Salty Clams Salty Clams, presented by Kaye Sera, an award winning drag identity best known for her quirky cabaret shows and media work on Channel 31, is an intelligently naughty examination of the porn industry. Regular performances are held at the Lobster Lounge in St Kilda.
When: Fridays Until December 24

LADY LADY, featuring Miss Lusk with performances at South Melbourne's Butterfly Club, is a musical journey through a variety of decades and genres as the performer gives voice to a dozen women who are strong, playful and determined but decidedly different as they face their own battles.
When: Friday & Sunday, November 12 & 14

Entertainment & Nightlife

Sender Sender will be appearing at the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood where the group will be performing tracks from their debut album 'No Way Out'. With support on the night by Heartless Vendetta and Ruth and Evie, all proceeds will be donated to the Beyond Blue foundation.
When: Wednesday November 10 - 7:30pm to 11pm

Georgia Fields Georgia Fields will be performing at Thornbury Theatre along with her Mini-Indie-Orchestra to launch their debut self-titled album. To celebrate the release, Fields will be transforming the resplendent art deco ballroom into an indoor picnic setting, complete with tartan rugs.
When: Friday November 12

From Page to Stage From Page to Stage, held at SIGNAL, Melbourne's first arts studio dedicated to people aged 13 to 20, is a free workshop event offering the chance to budding actors and play writers to be part of an exclusive new performance created by Director Naomi Brouwer and a Melbourne DJ on the stage.
When: Friday November 12 - 6pm

Buddy's Back! Buddy's Back! is an exciting cabaret show featuring Scot Robin who appeared in the original cast of the smash hit musical Buddy, playing the rock and roll legend. Performing Buddy Holly's hit songs including That'll Be The Day, he'll perform at Alfred's Homestead in Warrandyte South.
When: Friday November 12

Babaganoush Babaganoush, a band that combines the best Gypsy and Balkan Music from Eastern Europe, will be appearing at Warburton's Upper Yarra Arts Centre. Exuberant authentic and heartfelt, the band has an organic beauty that is unforgettable with spicy melodies and intoxicating sounds.
When: Saturday November 13 - 8pm

Under the Apple Tree Under the Apple Tree, a band with soaring harmonies and influences ranging from Crowded House to Killing Heidi and Paul Kelly, will be performing live at Bay Hotel in Mordialloc. With vocals by Miranda Jane, the band offers an entertaining mix of relaxed and upbeat music.
When: Saturday November 13

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

Comedy & Magic

The Heist Family Christmas The Heist Family Christmas, held at the award-winning venue of Red Bennies in South Yarra, is a family reunion unlike any other with a night of ghastly and gruesome entertainment that features circus, song, and sketches as a very peculiar family celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.
When: Saturday November 13

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


West Side Shorts West Side Shorts, presented by Angry Productions, is a monthly film night held at Williamstown' Customs House Hotel, offering the chance for cinema buffs to see fantastic short films made by local talent and also to network with local filmmakers and actors after the screenings.
When: Tuesday November 9 - 8:30pm - Only $5 Entry

Melbourne For Kids

Myer Christmas Parade Myer Christmas Parade, an annual Christmas parade presented by Myer as a gift to the people of Melbourne, is a free event for all to enjoy as Santa makes his way to town along with life size floats, children's characters and sporting and television personalities including Jennifer Hawkins.
When: Saturday November 13

Children's Author Event Children's Author Event - Ian Trevaskis, author of adventure stories full of ancient Greek and Egytian myths, will be appearing at Enchanted By Books in Williamstown to talk about his stories that are action-packed stories with substance. It's free to attend, but bookings are essential.
When: Saturday November 13 - 2pm

Myer Christmas Windows Myer Christmas Windows are an iconic part of Melbourne Christmas with each year offering a specially selected theme - chosen from a story book, nursery rhyme, a film or even the theatre - brought to life in an animation spectacular that ignites the imagination and Christmas spirit in all.
When: On Display Until January


Circus Sunrise Circus Sunrise, an action-packed show for all the family, will be appearing with performances held in Melton. A true family circus with lineage going back to 1648, the performances of Circus Sunrise feature juggling, acrobatics and whip-cracking excitement!
When: Until November 28 - Melton

Silvers Grand Magic Circus Silvers Grand Magic Circus will be holding performances in Burnley. 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 24 - Burnley

Markets, Fetes and Fairs

The Cactus and Succulent Plant Show The Cactus and Succulent Plant Show, held in Mount Waverley, showcases cacti and succulents with many plants for sale. Presented by the Cactus and Succulent Plant Society of Australia, there'll also be displays of bromeliads, rare bulbs and other unusual plants along with books for sale.
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 13 & 14

Frankly My Dear Vintage Fair Frankly My Dear Vintage Fair, held at stunning heritage-listed venue of Geelong's Mr.Hyde Bar, features stall holders from Melbourne and local areas selling Vintage and Retro wares, men's and women's clothing, shoes, bric-a-brac and more with Vintage Giveaways offered on the day.
When: Saturday November 13 - 11am to 4pm

Sarcochilus Festival Sarcochilus Festival, presented by the Maribyrnong Orchid Society, is a standout event for any orchid lover with displays of the spectacular Sarcochilus species. Held at Maribyrnong Community Centre, the show also includes other exotic species, potting demos and floral art displays.
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 13 & 14

Bayswater West Primary School Twilight Fair Bayswater West Primary School Twilight Fair will celebrate the opening of the school's New Building with a school reunion and fair that offers something for everyone with lucky dips, face painting, fairy floss, lollies, stalls, a Sausage Sizzle, showbags, performances, rides and more.
When: Friday November 12 - 3pm to 7pm

Hawthorn West Primary School Country Fair Hawthorn West Primary School Country Fair is a great chance to do some Christmas shopping with local artisans selling beautiful handcrafted kids clothing, dolls, stationery and more while kids and people of all ages can enjoy live music, food, rides, roving entertainers and other attractions.
When: Friday November 12 - Starts 4pm

Camberwell South Primary School Fair Camberwell South Primary School Fair offers a fun day for the family with fantastic rides and kids entertainment, an animal farm, a haunted house, face painting and tattoos. There'll also be live music throughout the day and a Boutique Alley selling jewellery, fashion, toys and more.
When: Saturday November 13 - Midday to 7pm

Moonee Ponds Baptist Church's Homespun Fair Moonee Ponds Baptist Church's Homespun Fair offers great stalls with handmade goods and children's clothes, costumes, toys, Christmas decorations, jams, chutneys, a children's activity area and much more. All profits will go to purchasing medical supplies for 3rd world countries.
When: Saturday November 13 - 9am to 4pm

Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School's Fair and Open Day Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School's Fair and Open Day offers a fun day where you can learn more about the school and enjoy market stalls, artworks, Pony Rides and more. Held in Warranwood, the day begins with a Maypole Dance and features guided tours and talks about the school.
When: Saturday November 13 - 10am to 4pm

Our Lady of Assumption Primary School Parish Fete Our Lady of Assumption Primary School Parish Fete, held in Cheltenham, is a community event that helps to raise much-needed funds for the local parish with great attractions that include thrilling amusement rides, Devonshire Teas and stalls offering books, crafts, food and more.
When: Saturday November 13 - 9am to 4pm

St Kevin's College Junior School Family Fun Day St Kevin's College Junior School Family Fun Day, held in Toorak, offers fun for the whole family with rides, children's activities and food. The day includes live entertainment with MC, Peter Rowsthorn, showbags and a raffle with great prizes that include a luxury holiday to Lombok.
When: Saturday November 13 - 11am to 5pm

Trinity Grammar Founders Day Fair Trinity Grammar Founders Day Fair celebrates the Kew school's history with a fantastic range of events for all to enjoy. One of Melbourne's best fetes, the day includes great children's rides, a dog obedience show, craft and book stalls, a Vintage Car display, live music and more.
When: Sunday November 14 - 10.30am to 4.30pm

Melbourne Market Guide

View MARKETS calendar to make the most of the rare sunny days (it's a coin toss, isn't it!) and head to one of Melbourne's many excellent markets, fetes and fairs for a bargain!

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


The Australian Masters Golf Tournament The Australian Masters Golf Tournament, held at the Victoria Golf Club in Cheltenham, attracts some of the world's best golfers who will again compete for the coveted Gold Jacket, with players including Tiger Woods (known for more than just golf now what with his vigorous swinging).
When: November 11 to 14

Soccer | Hyundai A-League

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Melbourne Heart v Brisbane Roar

Sunday November 14 - 5pm
AAMI Park, Melbourne

Roller Derby

South East Side Story South East Side Story, a public bout presented by South Sea Roller Derby in Keysborough, sees newly christened travel team The South Sea Sirens face off in their very inter-league bout against the notorious Ballarat Roller Derby Leagues Rat Pack in a match not to be missed.
When: Saturday November 13 - Doors Open 7pm

Motor Sports

Australian Rally Championship Australian Rally Championship, one of the oldest national rallying championships in the world, makes a welcome return to Victoria with the final round of both the Australian and Victorian Rally Championships held in the Baw Baw Shire around the town of Warragul.
When: Saturday November 13

Off-Street Drag Racing at Calder Park Off-Street Drag Racing at Calder Park offers a safe way for competitive drivers to show their skills on the quater mile with Street Cars and Comp Cars allowed on the track.
Next Street Drag Event
Friday November 12
Gates Open 4pm - Registration Required

The Trots

Sandown Classic Day Sandown Classic Day, one of the most popular family days of Spring, boasts an excellent racing programme highlighted by spectacular racing, the Sandown Classic Fashions on the Field and free family entertainment with jumping castles, roving entertainers, food and much more.
When: Saturday November 13

Victoria's Spring Racing Carnival Victoria's Spring Racing Carnival showcases 50 days of premier world-class thoroughbred racing with 85 race meetings across the Victoria, including 20 Country Cups at venues such as Ararat. More than just a racing festival, the event highlights fashion, luxury dinners and more.
When: October 1 to November 19 - Various Venues

Water Sports

Melbourne Rowing Week Melbourne Rowing Week sees Melbourne being Australia's first capital city to host a week dedicated to the sport of rowing, with the CBD location of the Yarra River making it the perfect place to invite professionals and beginners to take up oars with a program of races and events.
When: November 13 to 20

Offshore Superboat Championship Offshore Superboat Championship will see Round 5, The Geelong Classic Offshore Powerboat Race, featuring talent from around Australia and the world, including World Champion throttleman Steve Curtis in the ultimate adrenalin rush on water with speeds exceeding 250km per hour.
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 13 & 14

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