Newsletter | #246 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #246 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #246 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for Tuesday to Monday, September 20 to 26.

This week... It's all happening as the School Holidays rear up yet again, bringing with them the Royal Melbourne Show, the return of the Northcote Kids Festival, and a new addition to the holiday gaggle this year with Melbourne Circus Festival, celebrating 10 years of NICA. That's clown school to you laymen - no offence to all acrobats, please don't get your hula hoops in a bunch.

For the more robust children who'd rather be known as teens, there's the Thousand Words Festival, also held in Northcote, with a program for budding young genre writers. The much more robust children who'd rather be known as adults can enjoy the return of Melbourne Fringe in all its boundary pushing glory.

I feel duty-bound to give the elephant in the room a good spank and apologise for the fact that we have had some difficulties of late in getting the newsletter out on time. Anyone truly disgruntled by the inconvenience can indulge in a bit of Schadenfreude and take comfort in the fact that I was attacked by a magpie on the weekend.

When I say attacked, though, it's a bit of a stretch. It was a much more laid back affair, what with the magpie landing heavily upon my head to spend a good few seconds deciding where to peck me. It was only for thinking at first that it was an uncannily balanced pine cone on my noggin that saved me from making a scene and wildly floundering in the street.

It's not as improbable as it sounds... I just assumed that the pine cone had been to clown school. Be sure to check in next week for another dose of Schadenfreude after a disgruntled acrobat's kneed me in the Big Top.

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No Such Thing As Normal No Such Thing As Normal, performed at the Meat Market in North Melbourne, is an examination of high school and how it creates a microcosm of the convoluted world outside as good humour and bold honesty reveal the ups and downs of the high school journey through dance and acrobatics.
When: September 23 to 30

The Game The Game, held at Parkville's Ormond College, follows John, a man who wakes up in a shed with his late grandfather Max and his unborn son. With Max trying to impart upon John the greatest gift he can - fatherhood, the existentialist play finds John faced with the choice of whether to live or die.
When: September 27 to October 1

Minsky's Market Minsky's Market, held at Fitzroy's House of Burlesque, is a unique market day filled with fashion, art and lingerie, which also supports local talent. With vintage style clothing and artist made fashions, the market includes items by includes Bonsai Kitten, Minsky Malone and art prints from Isobel Von Finklestein.
When: Sunday September 25 - 11am to 5pm

Major Events

Melbourne Fringe Festival Melbourne Fringe Festival is a celebration of Melbourne's vibrant and quirky arts culture with an extensive program of music, theatre, exhibitions and much more. Showcasing the talents of independent artists and performers at various venues, the festival includes performances for kids.
When: September 21 to October 9

Royal Melbourne Show Royal Melbourne Show, a highlight of School Holidays, provides entertainment for all ages. With extreme rides and hundreds of showbags to choose from along with great food and activities, the Melbourne Show also has animal displays, woodchopping contests and many more attractions.
When: September 24 to October 4

Northcote Kids Festival Northcote Kids Festival, held across the Spring School Holidays at Northcote Town Hall, offers a great program of over 60 events with theatre, magic and music performances along with special workshops that include illustration, cup-cake decorating, kids theatre and much more.
When: September 25 to October 9

Melbourne Circus Festival Melbourne Circus Festival, presented by Prahran's National Institute of Circus Arts to celebrate ten exciting years, brings together exceptional circus talent from across Australia and the world with over 60 performances that include cabarets, family shows and holiday workshops for kids.
When: September 26 to October 2

Padre Pio Festival Padre Pio Festival, held at St Luke's Church in Lalor, celebrates the Feast of San Padre Pio with a mass service conducted in Italian followed by a church procession, then entertainment with opera performances by the Bellini band and refreshments served in the church hall.
When: Sunday September 25

Healesville Railway Heritage Festival Healesville Railway Heritage Festival, presented by Yarra Valley Railway, brings to life the attractions of yesteryear with a weekend showcasing Steam Road Engines, Vintage cars, buses and trucks. There'll also be displays from blacksmiths, wood carvers and market stalls with food and crafts.
When: Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25

Tesselaar Tulip Festival Tesselaar Tulip Festival is a vibrant festival celebrating Spring with fields that feature more than half a million beautiful flowers. Held in Silvan just an hour away from Melbourne, themed weekends throughout the festival offer include concerts, special kids' days and more.
When: September 15 to October 12

Music & Arts Festivals

A Thousand Words Festival A Thousand Words Festival, held at Northcote Town Hall, is a celebration of young adult fiction and the people who read and write it. Exploring genres that include steampunk, romance and horror, it features guest speakers, workshops and competitions for aspiring young writers.
When: Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24

Melbourne International Festival of Brass Melbourne International Festival of Brass, held at various venues, features performances from some of the finest musicians and ensembles from here and overseas. The festival program also includes special musicians' forums, workshops, jam sessions and more.
When: September 25 to October 1

Film Festivals

Lavazza Italian Film Festival Lavazza Italian Film Festival, held at selected Palace Cinemas, features new films selected from the recent Venice, Rome and Cannes International Film Festivals. This year the program includes a special retrospective of lassic films from Rome's famous Cinecitta Studios.
When: September 14 to October 5

Food & Wine Festivals

The Spring Graze The Spring Graze, held as part of Put Victoria on Your Table, a Victorian Government initiative that celebrates our greatest foods and wines, offers a tasty series of events celebrating the arrival of Spring with more than 60 events held at some of the best restaurants in Victoria.
When: September 1 to 30

Flavours of Greece Festival Flavours of Greece Festival, presented by the Bank of Cyprus, showcases the best in Greek cuisine, celebrating its relevance in Australia's food scene with ticketed events at various restaurants and the highlight of a free Greek Style Coffee Making Competition at Oakleigh's Eaton Mall.
When: Until September 28 - Various Dates & Venues
Greek Style Coffee Making Competition:
Saturday September 24

Festivals Your Mother Warned You About

OzKinkFest OzKinkFest celebrates the kinkier side of life, bringing excitement from the boudoir to various venues and nightclubs throughout Melbourne. With a program that caters to both the curious and experienced, the festival features special club nights, workshops and more.
When: September 16 to 24

School Holiday Guide

Spring School Holiday Guide Check out our School Holiday Guide for all the latest on what to do with the kids during Spring Holidays running from September 24 to October 9. The holiday guide offers some of the best things to do over the holidays for the young and young at heart, with events, tours and holiday care programs..
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Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show

Face/look Face/look, held presented by Melbourne's Dark Horse Experiment, is a group exhibition of portraits that reinterpret the role of facebook today. Each artwork and story is the artist's impression of the subject being expressed, allowing the viewer to judge both likeness and 'likeableness'.
When: Until October 1 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

trace trace, held at North Melbourne 's Langford120, is Jan Davis's exploration of an encounter between explorer Angus McMillan and a white woman in an Aboriginal camp in Gippsland in 1840. It coincides with Bush Garden, a selection of etchings by Frank Werther, reflecting the Australian landscape.
When: Until October 29 - Wednesdays to Sundays

Max D. Piantoni Max D. Piantoni, featured at Obscura Gallery in St Kilda, presents his series, The Descent of the Dodo: Part One. Using textural materials and photography to reinvent the events leading up to the legendary disappearance of the doomed birds, their aspirations mirror our own desires.
When: September 15 to October 8

Werribee Mercy Hospital Annual Art Show Werribee Mercy Hospital Annual Art Show is a special event that provides a colourful attraction for hospital patients, visitors and employees. Showcasing the artistic talents of the local community, works submitted include oils and acrylics, watercolours, mixed media and photography.
When: September 16 to 25

Belonging: Reflections on Place Belonging: Reflections on Place is an exhibition featuring large scale video projections of travel and migration. Showing at Melbourne's Immigration Museum, the installation by video artist Wendy Woodson and designer Kathy Couch features interviews with diverse migrants and refugees.
When: Until January 22

Tate Adams Tate Adams, one of Australia's most acclaimed printmakers now in his 80s, has adopted gouache as his favoured medium, leaving behind the intricacies of the woodblock. Exhibiting at Melbourne's RMIT Gallery, the Townsville-based printmaker will showcase a broad spectrum of work.
When: Until November 5 - Mondays to Saturdays
Official Opening: Wednesday September 28 - 6pm to 8pm

Tape Melbourne Tape Melbourne, on display at the Western Terrace of Federation Square, is a temporary work made entirely of packing tape. Created by revolutionary Viennese/Croatian design mavens Numen/For Use, the evolving web like work is an exciting hybrid of art and design.
When: Until September 24

Space Invaders Space Invaders, held at Melbourne's RMIT Gallery, draws entirely from the National Gallery of Australia's collection for an exhibition that surveys the past 10 years of Australian street art with more than 40 artists featured in displays of over 100 stencils, posters, paste-ups, zines and more.
When: September 2 to November 5
Graffiti Wall Art Project: September 26 to 30
Street Art Seminar: September 26 - 12pm to 1pm
Free Seniors Festival Event: October 6 - 11am to 12pm

Paintings of Poise and Passion Paintings of Poise and Passion, presented at TarraWarra Museum of Art in Healesville, is an exhibition of works by Sandra Leveson. A critically-acclaimed contributor to abstract painting during the 1970s, Leveson's paintings blend her unique style with misty and turbulent landscapes.
When: Until October 2 - Closed Mondays

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Expos, Launches, Open Days & Lectures

St Michael's Week St Michael's Week marks the presentation of 'The St Michael's Medallions' for outstanding contribution to the community with St Michael's Uniting Church hosting guest performers, social meetings and more. The award affirms individuals whose work might otherwise go unrecognised.
When: Until September 25

Spring Open Day at Royal Botanic Gardens Spring Open Day at Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne is a once-a-year opportunity to wander behind the scenes at the Gardens. With free extensive tours, discovery walks and much more, there'll also be guest appearances from characters from The Wind in the Willows.
When: Sunday September 25 - 10am to 5pm

Hanami Day Hanami Day, held at the National Rhododendron Gardens in Olinda, offers the chance to enjoy the custom of viewing the beauty of flowers as followed in Japan. With the gardens in full bloom, the day features a Traditional Tea Ceremony, Ikebana floral work and traditional Japanese food.
When: Sunday September 25 - 10am to 4pm

Spring Sustainable Living Festival Spring Sustainable Living Festival, held at Frankston Arts Centre, is designed to help local businesses and households save money and protect our environment at the same time. The program includes an environmental expo with prizes available, along with a day of free workshops.
Expo: Wednesday September 21 - Midday to 7pm
Workshop: Thursday September 29 - 6pm to 8pm

Home Lifestyle Show Home Lifestyle Show, appearing at Ballarat's Wendouree Sports & Events Centre, offers all the attractions of five shows in one. With displays, demonstrations and more, the expo showcases the best of lifestyle, food and wine, garden, outdoor adventures and vehicles.
When: Friday to Sunday, September 23 to 25

Wholistic Festival of Life Expo Wholistic Festival of Life Expo is a chance to meet up to 60 Exhibitors offering Tarot and Angel Card readings, Crystals, Aura Photography and more. Held at Frankston Art Centre, the day also allows visitors to be pampered with Reiki, Bowen, Shiatsu and much more.
When: Saturday September 25

Fetish Expo Fetish Expo, held as part of OzKinkFest at Fitzroy Town Hall, offers a showcase of services and products for enthusiasts and newcomers to many alternative lifestyles. With the chance to socialise with people of similar interests, the expo offers information on fashion, venues and more.
When: Saturday September 24 - Midday to 7pm

Irresistible Gluten Free Show Irresistible Gluten Free Show, held at Melbourne Exhibition Centre, showcases the very best of all things gluten free including cakes, biscuits, pasta, bread and beer. With over 130 exhibitor stalls, the food expo features bakeware, cook books and other specialist products.
When: Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25

That's Amore Wedding Expo That's Amore Wedding Expo, presented by Special Touch Weddings and Events Services, will be held at Daylesford Town Hall where the one-day event will offer a showcase of all the wedding services Daylesford and the surrounding regions have to offer with fashion parades and more.
When: Sunday September 25

Melbourne Tours

Melbourne's Underbelly Crime Tour Melbourne's Underbelly Crime Tour lets you discover the darker side of Melbourne as you walk in the footsteps of notorious criminals, exploring the scenes of some of the city's most infamous criminal events. The tour also includes 50% discount on entry to the Old Melbourne Gaol.
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Performances & Theatre

Monash One Act Play Festival Monash One Act Play Festival, hosted by Peridot Theatre, has a program offering a range of theatrical presentations along with social activities. Held at the Unicorn Theatre in Mount Waverley, the festival features short performances by theatre groups from across Victoria.
When: Friday to Sunday, September 23 to 25

Death to Carnivale! Death to Carnivale! is an alternative horror-gore musical that tells of an old wild west carnival troupe and the tragedy brought by their showman Barnaby's spiralling descent into demonic madness. With an original goth-rock score, the wicked production is held at Revolt in Kensington.
When: Thursday to Sunday, September 22 to 25

The Object of My Affection The Object of My Affection, held at Prahran's Chapel Off Chapel, is monologue series by Full-Skirted Productions. From an eighteenth century bride to a twenty-first century narcissist, the play explores the manifestations of love, obsession and addiction in the lives of six women.
When: Friday to Sunday, September 23 to 25

Aspects of Love Aspects of Love, presented by CLOC Musical Theatre, tells a tale of passion, love and loss over three generations of one family. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the musical spans twenty years across post war France and Italy. Performances are held at St Kilda's National Theatre.
When: September 23 to October 8

Chinese Republican Revolution Centenary Variety Concert Chinese Republican Revolution Centenary Variety Concert takes place at East Melbourne's Dallas Brooks Centre where the special event, hosted by Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne, will feature showcasing the cultural talents of our local Chinese community.
When: Saturday September 24 - 2pm & 7pm

A Dinner to Die For A Dinner to Die For, appearing at Melbourne's Imperial Hotel, is a wickedly funny Murder Mystery Dinner set in 1928 as Lord Quinten Daventry hosts his party bash. Dinner guests are allocated a role and encouraged to indulge their inner artiste by dressing and behaving in character.
When: Saturday September 24

Clybourne Park Clybourne Park, presented by Melbourne Theatre Company in Southbank, is the Australian Premiere of Bruce Norris' wry social comedy that examines the underlying tensions of America's issues with race, centred around the same house and its different owners fifty years apart.
When: September 17 to October 22

The 39 Steps The 39 Steps, presented by Heidelberg Theatre Company, sees the adaption by Patrick Barlow rework the script of the 1935 thriller-romance film almost verbatim, but with a cast of only four as the show follows the many hilarious trials and tribulations of the wrongly accused Richard Hannay.
When: September 15 to October 1

Tell Me That You love Me, Junie Moon Tell Me That You love Me, Junie Moon, the latest production to be presented by Beaumaris Theatre, is based on Marjorie Kellogg's book which follows the life of a girl whose face is scarred in a vicious attack and forms a close bond with two men that she meets in an institution.
When: September 9 to 24 - Various Dates

Love Never Dies Love Never Dies brings the phenomenal musical hit to Melbourne with performances at the Regent Theatre. Continuing Andrew Lloyd Webber's greatest love story, The Phantom of the Opera, the musical extravaganza follows on ten years after the Phantom's disappearance and his new life in New York.
When: May 29 to November 17 | Book Now

ROCK OF AGES ROCK OF AGES, held at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre, is a hilarious, feel-good love story set in 1987 when a small-town girl meets a big-city dreamer in L.A.'s most legendary rock club. Told through music of the era, the comedy includes hits such as 'Don't Stop Believin', 'The Final Countdown' and other classics.
When: Until October 2 | Book Now

Classical, Choral & Recitals

Peter Cousens Sings Great Love Songs Peter Cousens Sings Great Love Songs, presented at Arts Centre, is a romantic journey through the greatest love songs from popular musicals. With renditions of his favourite love songs, Peter will perform songs from Camelot, West Side Story, Brigadoon and other much loved productions.
When: Thursday September 22 - 11am & 1.30pm

The Tudor Choristers The Tudor Choristers, regarded as one of Australia's finest choral ensembles and now in their 49th year, will be performing at Parkville's Trinity College Chapel. The concert programme will feature the works of Tudor masters that include Byrd, Gibbons, Morley, Tallis and Taverne.
When: Friday September 23 - 8pm

Burlesque, Cabaret & Dance

Belong Belong, held at the Arts Centre, is an original and breath-taking theatrical performance. Presented by presented by Bangarra Dance Theatre, the production features two new works, ID by Artistic Director Stephen Page and About by choreographer and dancer Elma Kris.
When: Until September 24

Shorter+Sweeter Dance Shorter+Sweeter Dance, held at Upwey's Burrinja Cultural Centre, is a 'best of the fest' featuring the best ten works from recent Short+Sweet Dance festivals in Melbourne and Sydney. The dance extravaganza will include parkour, break dance, adagio, hip hop, ballet and more.
When: Thursday September 22 - 8pm

The Carnival - A Circus Opera The Carnival - A Circus Opera, performed at Red Bennies in South Yarra, is the hit production by young Australian composer Chloeì Charody, which took London's West End by storm. The revolutionary art-form blends classical music with circus performance as musicians hang from the ceiling.
When: Wednesday to Sunday, September 21 to 25

Suena Flamenco Suena Flamenco, presented by Cositas Flamencas for two nights only, brings together Australia's leading flamenco artists and special international guest artists, singer Olayo Jimenez from Spain and dancer Tomas Arroquero. Performances are held at Elwood's Phoenix Theatre.
When: Friday & Saturday, September 23 & 24

Spectacular Showboat Cabaret Spectacular Showboat Cabaret, a performance held upon the Melbourne Showboat, MV Lady Cutler, offers a great night out with entertainment that features the extravagant cabaret show including glamorous and gorgeous showgirls, an International Singer, a magician and fantastic food.
When: Friday September 23

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Entertainment & Nightlife

Child Wise Charity Concert Child Wise Charity Concert, held at St Kilda's Esplanade Hotel, features Louis Tillett of The Wet Taxis, X, Mick Harvey and other guests drawn from the Aussie music scene's finest. Funds raised will assist Child Wise's efforts to fight the exploitation of children around the world.
When: Wednesday September 21 - Doors Open 7pm

The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra The Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, one of Australia's most exciting, and largest bands, will appear at Richmond's Corner Hotel to launch their new 7' single, 'Mr Clean (Pts 1 & 2). With a unique understanding of Afrobeat, they'll be supported by The Bombay Royale and The Cactus Channel.
When: Friday September 23 - 8pm

Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe, one of the most iconic bands in hard rock, will perform at Rod Laver Arena with the original line-up of vocalist Vince Neil, guitarist Mick Mars, bassist Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee on drums. Joining them as special guests will be Poison's Bret Michaels and Doc Neeson of The Angels.
When: Saturday September 24

Mikelangelo's Gospel Shakedown Party Mikelangelo's Gospel Shakedown Party, held at The Gem Bar in Collingwood, sees the performer preaching fire, brimstone and salvation with the backing of his four man gospal combo and guests as they present the Gospel according to Cash, Cave, Waits, Coehn, Dylan and others.
When: Sundays in September & October

The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra The Daryl McKenzie Jazz Orchestra, one of the best shows in town, will perform at Melbourne venue, The Apartment. With an 18-piece orchestra, McKenzie proves why he's one of Australia's best musicians with legends like Tom Jones using his arrangements.
When: Monday September 26

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Nirvana - Live At The Paramount Nirvana - Live At The Paramount, will be shown when CinemaLive, Australia's largest network of satellite-linked cinemas, celebrates 20 Years of Nirvana with the never before seen big screen exclusive of the cult band's performance of songs from Nevermind, released in 1991.
When: Friday September 23 - 9pm - Various Venues

Comedy & Magic

Independent Women Part 2 Independent Women Part 2, performed at Melbourne's Portland Hotel, is the brand new solo show by Victoria Healy. The performances is a comic response to the 2000 Destiny's Child hit, Independent Women Part 1, questioning where that independence fits in now, ten years on.
When: Wednesday to Sunday, September 21 to 25

10 Things I Know About You 10 Things I Know About You, held at Carlton's Victorian Trades Hall, is the newest show by former psychology student turned comic entertainer, Simon Taylor. A witty exploration of the secrets the subconscious keeps from us, his new show examines morality, happiness, language and love.
When: September 21 to October 8 - Except Mondays

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Melbourne For Kids

Musical Picture Books Musical Picture Books, presented by Melbourne Recital Centre, brings to life the award winning children's books The Night Garden and The Rainbirds. With animated illustrations shown on the big screen, the stories are told through well-known orchestral music and popular nursery rhymes.
When: Monday September 26 - 11:30am

Nintendo Connection Tour Nintendo Connection Tour, appearing at Westfield Southland and Doncaster, offers Nintendo fans the chance to win prizes, sample exciting new releases and play some family favourites. Housed in a set inspired by The Legend of Zelda series, there'll be giveaways each day.
When:Westfield Southland: Sat & Sun, Sept 24 & 25
Westfield Doncaster: Mon & Tues, Sept 26 & 27

Club Penguin Month at Melbourne Aquarium Club Penguin Month at Melbourne Aquarium invites children to dive into the fun of Club Penguin with puffle treasure hunts, giveaways and exciting activities that include Gary's Lab with interactive games, illustrator workshops and Melbourne Aquarium's very own penguin displays.
When: September 16 to October 16


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 October 16 - Noble Park - Daily During Holidays

Markets, Fetes and Fairs

Second-hand Book Fair & Vinyl Records Fair Second-hand Book Fair & Vinyl Records Fair, held by St Mark's Anglican Church in Balnarring, offers the chance to find some great bargains with stalls offering books and records from many genres. Held across five days, the fair's a great opportunity for collectors to stock up their shelves.
When: September 24, 27, 28, 30 & October 1

Australian Native Orchid Show Australian Native Orchid Show, held at Mount Waverley Community Centre, features displays of the most diverse and largest collection of terrestrial orchids including rare, endangered species. The show includes an exhibition area with art and photography with all works for sale.
When: Saturday & Sunday, September 24 & 25

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 for a bargain!

Markets, Fetes & FairsA growing number of food, produce and even wine markets are springing up around the suburbs.

Wining & Dining

Grove & Vine Providore Grove & Vine Providore, a boutique wine and gourmet food specialist in South Yarra, will holding a free wine tasting to showcase Victorian wines honouring grape variety, vintage and the vineyard, revealing a focused philosophy on all three results in a truly balanced and pure wine.
When: Saturday September 24 - 2pm to 7pm

Rutherglen Wine Show Rutherglen Wine Show, with around 2500 wine entries, lets you test your tasting skills against expert judges, sampling some of the best wines from Australia's finest regions. Held at Rutherglen Show Grounds it includes a Gourmet Dinner and the Wine Show Seminar.
Judging: September 15 to 20
Presentation Dinner: Thursday September 22
Public Tasting: Friday September 23 is the easiest way to book a restaurant online. With the choice to search by cuisine and location, you can find great dining offers with some of Melbourne's finest restaurants. Bookings are free and can be made online at any time of the day.
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Sporting Events

AFL Premiership


Collingwood vs Hawthorn - Fri Sep 23, 7:45pm - MCG

Geelong vs West Coast - Sat Sep 24, 2:20pm - MCG Jolimont

AFL Grand Final Week AFL Grand Final Week invites all of Melbourne to be a part of all the action at Federation Square's AFL Live Site. During Grand Final Week, footy fans can meet some of the games' biggest stars every day of the week and also enjoy free activities, live music and the AFL Grand Final Parade.
When: September 25 to October 1
AFL Grand Final Parade: Friday September 30

Community Sports

Tennis Family Fun Day Tennis Family Fun Day, hosted by Tullamarine Tennis Club, offers the opportunity to have a social hit with friends, learn more about their facilities and also meet the coach and have a free lunch. Guests are invited to also try out their serve with the tennis club's own speed camera.
When: Sunday September 25 - 10am to 2pm

Stonnington FREE Active Living Program Stonnington FREE Active Living Program, held in Prahran and East Malvern is a new initiative designed to encourage more residents to get healthy, active and live a little, through a range of affordable and accessible activities with all classes facilitated by qualified instructors.
When: Until September 23 - Weekdays

Horse Racing

Rupert Clarke Stakes Day Rupert Clarke Stakes Day, held at Caulfield Racecourse, is a chance to get in before the Spring Racing Carnival kicks off and celebrate the $352,000 Group One 1400m Rupert Clarke Stakes. A stepping stone for races to follow, the winner of the Rupert Clarke Stakes is regarded as one to watch!
When: Saturday September 24

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