Newsletter | #253 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #253 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #253 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for Tuesday to Monday, November 8 to 14.

This week... There's an abundance of shindigs to attend with many events sheepishly making a return after a hiatus due to the woeful weather last year. If the weather continues to play nice this time around, you can run the whole gamut of festivals with film, music and food on offer.

I could go into greater detail about this, that and the other but to be honest I wouldn't know where to begin. It doesn't help either that it's been one of 'those weekends' and I've lost half my brain cells in trying to make sense of that curious breed known as a teenager.

I swear, it used to be so much easier until some clod fed him after midnight and let him get close to water.

OnlyMelbourne Welcomes

Each week we highlight some of the new business and event listings in the OnlyMelbourne Events Calendar and Business and Services directory.

CHICAGO! New Years Eve at Longroom CHICAGO! New Years Eve at Longroom takes you back to the Roaring 20's when you can step back in time to the era of the Speak Easy and see in the New Year with a bit of Razzle Dazzle that includes fine beverages, tapas, sushi, DJs and entertainment throughout the night.
When: Saturday December 31 - Bookings Advised

Christmas In Victoria 2011 Fair Christmas In Victoria 2011 Fair, held at Glen Eira Town Hall in Caulfield, is a free event that will feature a wide range of interstate and local traders with antique and vintage dolls, bears and toys. There will also be lectures and free valuations and identifications by Abbingdon Auctions.
When: Saturday December 3 - 11am to 4pm

Theatre Alive Theatre Alive is your gateway to Melbourne's unique independent performance scene, allowing you to find up-to-date information on shows, venues, and companies, along with special offers and reviews. Discover dance, theatre, spoken word, comedy, music theatre and much more.
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Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the armistice which ended the 1st World War by inviting all to observe a minute of 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.
When: Friday November 11 - 11am

Major Events

Tarerer Festival Tarerer Festival, held in Killarney and Port Fairy, promotes harmony and exchange with cultural activities with a great program of activities that include a film night, a family day with a concert and children's play activities along with forums and environmental walks.
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13

St Arnaud Festival St Arnaud Festival, located on the edge of the Goldfields near the Grampians, is an annual event that's packed with fun attractions for the whole family. With free entry for kids at all events, the festival features live music, art exhibitions, guided tours, food, markets and much more.
When: Friday to Sunday, November 11 to 13

Ballarat Show Ballarat Show offers a great range of activities for the family with highlights that include animal judging, fireworks, woodchop and an animal nursery. The enormous program also features showmen rides, Vintage Machinery, Steam trains and a lively Battle of the Bands.
When: Friday to Sunday, November 11 to 13

Dandenong Show Dandenong Show, an annual event since 1871, has something for everyone with the big event offering attractions that include art and livestock competitions, Motor Bike Stunt Shows, special celebrity guests, animal displays, live music performances and much more.
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13

Eltham Rotary Town Festival Eltham Rotary Town Festival, held at Alistair Knox Park, returns after last year's hiatus with great family attractions and the return of the popular talent competition, Eltham Idol. Along with music performances, workshops and kids' activities, there'll be art stalls, fireworks and more.
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13

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 crafts, stalls and even a community expo.
When: Saturday November 12 - 11am to 5pm

Malahang Community Festival Malahang Community Festival, held at Heidelberg West's Malahang Reserve, is a free annual family event celebrating diversity, local talent, local identities and community groups. With live music, market stalls and roving performers, there's also craft workshops and much more.
When: Sunday November 13 - 11am to 4pm

Winchelsea Festival Winchelsea Festival offers a full day of entertainment and the 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 13

Music & Arts Festivals

The Gathering The Gathering, presented by Harvest and held at Werribee Park, brings together a brilliant line up that includes The National, The Flaming Lips and the long awaited return of Portishead along with live art and performance installations from exciting artists such as Kirsty Hulm.
When: Saturday November 12 - 3pm to 6pm

Hawkstowe Jazz Festival Hawkstowe Jazz Festival celebrates the cultural diversity of jazz with lively music playing throughout the afternoon. Held each year in South Morang's Hawkstowe Park, the day features kids' activities and performances by young local talent and some of the finest jazz musicians.
When: Sunday November 13 - 3pm to 7pm

Food & Wine Festivals

Budburst Wine & Food Festival Budburst Wine & Food Festival, celebrating emerging buds that signal the grape growing season of the Macedon Ranges and Kyneton, showcases the local flavours and produce with events that include special dinners, live music performances and an open wineries weekend.
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13

Yarra Valley Strawberry Festival Yarra Valley Strawberry Festival, held at Lilydale's St Patrick's Primary School, is a free fun day with 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 13 - 10am to 4pm

Film Festivals

Jewish Film Festival Jewish Film Festival presents an eclectic line-up of 25 new feature films and documentaries, showcasing the diversity of Jewish culture through a program of films drawn from around the world. With comedy, romance, thriller, family-friendly films and more, it's held at ACMI Cinema.
When: November 9 to 27

AFI | AACTA Festival of Film AFI | AACTA Festival of Film showcases and critiques cinematic success stories drawn from the past year. Held at Carlton's Cinema Nova and ACMI Cinemas in Federation Square, the program features 21 Feature Films and 12 Non Feature nominees for next year's inaugural AACTA Awards.
When: October 11 to November 14

Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show

Australian Art Excellence Awards Australian Art Excellence Awards, presented by the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, is an exhibition and sale, now in its 12th year. Held at Camberwell's Guild House, the event aims to promote new and upcoming professional artists with works judged by renowned artist Amanda Hyatt.
When: November 9 to 27 - Wednesdays to Sundays
Official Opening: Wednesday November 9 - 7pm

Bonhams Bonhams, one of the world's thee biggest auction houses, will preview highlights from its forthcoming series of auctions at Como House & Garden in South Yarra. The exhibition will include Australian art with works by Rupert Bunny, fine jewellery and watches, antiques and more.
When: Thursday to Sunday, November 10 to 13

Attraction Attraction, one of three exhibitions held at Fitzroy North's red gallery, combines painting, sculpture and installation in a series of works by Sarah Firth. Known for her quirky and playful style, the sensual and dreamy exhibition celebrates objects and ideas that entice the senses.
When: November 9 to 26 - Wednesdays to Saturdays

Collective Notions Collective Notions, held at Melbourne's Open Space Gallery of Eckersleys, is an exhibition that presents a fresh interplay between fibre, textiles and mixed media in art created by 3rd year Diploma of Textile Arts Students from Box Hill Institute Centre for Creative Design.
When: November 8 to 18 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

Ken Done's Beaches Ken Done's Beaches, presented at Cyclone's Gallery in South Melbourne, will transform the walls of the gallery into a sun kissed mecca. Inspired by the iconic artist's love of Australia's seaside landscapes, the exhibition will be the first of Ken's to be held in Melbourne since 1996.
When: Nov 10 to Dec 16 - Thursdays to Saturdays

Other Worlds and Curiosities Other Worlds and Curiosities, showing at James Makin Gallery in Collingwood, is an exhibition of works by Milan Milojevic. The Tasmanian born artist and Head of Printmaking studio at the University of Tasmania, uses digital printmaking to create stunning, multi-faceted works.
When: Nov 10 to Dec 3 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

Ruang Mes56 Ruang Mes56, held at the Centre for Contemporary Photography in Fitzroy, is an exhibition of photography from Indonesia. A response to changes within their rapidly developing nation, the Ruang Mes56 Collective features Jim Allen Abel, Wimo Ambala Bayang and others.
When: Until December 11 - Wednesdays to Sundays

Melbourne Prize Urban Sculpture Exhibition Melbourne Prize Urban Sculpture Exhibition showcases the works of finalists with Victorian sculptors in the running to win one of Australia's most valuable sculpture awards. On display at Federation Square, the public are also invited to cast a vote for the 5,000 Civic Choice Award.
When: November 7 to 21

Gratuitous Garland: A Botanical Metaphor Gratuitous Garland: A Botanical Metaphor, showing at fortyfivedownstairs in Flinders Lane, is an exhibition by Gavin Brown and William Eicholtz, unique artists who resolutely followed their own aesthetics. With a friendship of almost 30 years, this is their first show together.
When: November 2 to 12 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

The Babel Project The Babel Project, presented by the Jewish Museum of Australia in St Kilda, is an exhibition inspired by the famous biblical story of the unfinished Tower of Babel. Exploring cultural commonalities, the exhibition combines the work of 36 photographers with a soundscape installation.
When: Until March 11

Union of Opposites Union of Opposites, held at Melbourne's Daine Singer Gallery, is an exhibition of works by Sean Bailey, an artist whose paintings are instinctive and process-based. His abstract works use collage and other lo-fi techniques to explore ideas of painting as an expression of agency.
When: November 3 to 19 - Wednesdays to Saturdays

Hebridean Raven Hebridean Raven, held at Hawthorn's Town Hall Gallery, is a solo exhibition by Norma Ann McGowan who has used both painting and installation to investigate the sleek physicality of the raven, their social nature and their role in Scottish mythology as protectors of the Western Isles.
When: October 26 to November 19 - Wed to Sat

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Expos, Launches, Open Days & Lectures

Homexpo Lifestyle & Leisure Show Homexpo Lifestyle & Leisure Show, offers the best of 5 shows in 1 with the Homexpo showcasing lifestyle, food and wine, garden, outdoor adventures and vehicles with 4WD, camping caravans, cars and motorcycles on display. The Homexpo will next appear at Shepparton.
When: Friday to Sunday, November 11 to 13

Melbourne Pen Show Melbourne Pen Show, held at Malvern Town Hall, is the Southern Hemisphere's largest pen show with dealers in vintage and modern pens. Along with displays of leather accessories, paper and antique writing equipment, the event also features calligraphy demonstrations.
When: Sunday November 13 - 9am to 5pm

Baby & Childrens Expo Baby & Childrens Expo, held at Ballarat Mining Exchange, showcases the support services that are available to families from conception through birth and raising young children with educational workshops and talks, hands-on-activities for kids, a handmade market and more.
When: Sunday November 13 - 10am to 4pm

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

The Fellatio Monologues The Fellatio Monologues, held at Kensington's Revolt ArtSpace, explores the differences between men and woman and looks at how sometimes we're not always thinking about the job at hand. The five monologues are written by Scott Major, who also directs, and Wayne Tunks.
When: November 8 to 19

CHRONIC CHRONIC, held at the Butterfly Club in South Melbourne, is an introduction to Luke Escombe - singer, songwriter, pimp. A freak in the best sense of the word, with his acoustic guitar, $5 Casio keyboard and 70's pornstar moustache, he keeps it real with infectiously funny songs.
When: Thursday to Sunday, November 10 to 13

Jigsaws Jigsaws, presented by The Basin Theatre near Boronia, is the heart warming Australian drama by Jennifer Rogers. Directed by Joe Tuppenney, the play set in Perth in the 1980s charts the course of three generations as they come to terms with changing circumstances and attitudes.
When: November 10 to December 4

October October, performed in Brunswick and presented by Act-O-Matic 3000, probes the ethical consequences of maintaining the status quo in our post 9/11 society. The black comedy follows Tim and Angela, a couple whose lives are disrupted by accusations of an affair.
When: November 10 to 26 - Tuesdays to Saturdays

Bad Blood Blues Bad Blood Blues, presented by Manilla Street Productions and held at Prahran's Chapel Off Chapel, is a s powerfully intense and totally engrossing new play present set in Africa as it deals with AIDS drug trials and the sexual moral maze between medical researcher and student.
When: November 11 to 26

The Danny Kaye Show The Danny Kaye Show, held at Downstairs At Alma's in Caulfield North, is a rollicking, sing-along, and laugh-a-minute showcase with Russell Fletcher, one of Melbourne's most respected all round entertainers, capturing the charm of one of history's greatest entertainers.
When: November 11 to 19

The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde's most enduring play, will be performed by Southbank's Melbourne Theatre Company. Regarded as one of the greatest comedies ever written, the tale of mistaken identities and stars the talented Geoffrey Rush as Lady Bracknell.
When: November 12 to December 30

Open Season Open Season, presented by MKA's Theatre of New Writing, showcases the best new work by the best Australian playwrights with a 60 seat pop-up theatre in Abbotsford playing host to over 15 new plays from writers such as David Mence, Ben Ellis, Katy Warner and others.
When: Until November 13

Return to Earth Return to Earth, presented by Melbourne Theatre Company, is a quirky production from award-winning playwright Lally Katz. Following the story of Alice, a girl who returns home to find that nothing seems as familiar as it should, performances are held at the Arts Centre's Fairfax Studio.
When: November 4 to December 17

Fat City Fat City, presented by Impro Melbourne, delves into the underworld when UnderBelly meets Sin City over 12 hours of unscripted drama. Mixing linear and non-linear spontaneous storytelling from a large ensemble cast, performances are held at The Space in Prahran.
When: Sundays Until Dec 4 (Except Nov 20)

The Last Five Years The Last Five Years, performed at Knox Community Arts Centre, is a fresh and contempory musical from the Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown. The story of the rise and fall of young couple's relationship told from both sides, it stars Tyson Legg and Jacqueline Levitas.
When: Fridays & Saturdays, Until November 12

Cafe Rebetika! Cafe Rebetika! will be performed at the Arts Centre following a sold out season at the Sydney Opera House. An epic story of the heart in a time of economic hardship and turmoil, the passionate and uplifting theatre production is set in a 1930's hash den in the slums of Piraeus, Athens.
When: November 3 to 13

A Little Night Music A Little Night Music, presented by Fab Nobs Theatre in Bayswater, explores the relationship between Fredrick Eagerman and his old flame, actress Desiree Armfeldt. After spending a night with the actress, he soon finds the liaison sets forth an unexpected chain of events.
When: November 4 to 19

A Stranger In Town A Stranger In Town, performed at fortyfivedownstairs in Flinders Lane, is a production by by Christine Croydon and Alice Bishop, inspired by the original musical diary of Otto Lampel, who fled war-ravaged Prague for a new life in Canada where he found a fish, a lion, and a girl.
When: October 27 to November 13 (except Mondays)

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

Classical, Choral & Recitals

Tungsten Duo Tungsten Duo, a unique combination of Flute with Emily Chaffee and Percussion with Erica Rasmussen, will perform at Melbourne's Collins Street Baptist Church, where they'll present a world premiere performance of a piece written by Australian composer Andrew Chubb.
When: Sunday November 13 - 2pm

The Idea Of North The Idea Of North will be appearing at Chapel Off Chapel in Prahran for two performances only. Renowned for their slick arrangements that blend jazz, soul, gospel and even cheeky wit, the a cappella group will be presenting new stories and luscious harmonies.
When: Sunday November 13 - 3pm & 7:30pm

Burlesque, Cabaret & Dance

Relations Relations, held at St Kilda's Theatre Works, is a beautiful yet confronting look at how different relationships survive the temptations and personal demons that take place in life. The realistically brutal dance performance is presented by Paul Malek and Collaboration The Project.
When: November 10 to 19

Little Match Girl Little Match Girl, held at Southbank's Malthouse Theatre, is a performance by Melbourne's favourite cabaret mistress, Meow Meow. Featuring Mitchell Butel, the bittersweet fable by Hans Christian Andersen leads the audience into the wild realms of theatrical possibility.
When: November 11 to December 4

The Burlesque Ball The Burlesque Ball, held this year at Melbourne's Palace Theatre, is Australia's leading all burlesque spectacular with international guests Catherine D'Lish and Melody Mangler joined by Australia's top starlets for a night of non-stop vintage glamour and entertainment.
When: Friday November 11 - 8pm

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Entertainment & Nightlife

John Farnham John Farnham will be returning to the stage with a limited run of concerts held at Melbourne's Palais Theatre performing the music from his hit album Whispering Jack. Held in honour of its 25 year anniversary, John Farnham and his band will perform the first half of the show unplugged.
When: November 9 to 19 - Various Dates | Book Now

The Moon Boutique's Official Opening The Moon Boutique's Official Opening celebrates Melbourne's newest boutique lounge and bar in Collingwood. With free entry and drink specials all night along with Live DJ performances, by becoming a VIP Member guests can also enjoy a free wine and discount on beverages.
When: Friday November 11 - 5pm to 4am

K.D. Lang K.D. Lang will be performing a very special outdoor show at Melbourne's Sidney Myer Music Bowl with her new band Siss Boom Bang as part of her tour to promote her brand new studio album, Sing it Loud, a collection of songs recorded at Pisapia's Middletree Studios in Nashville.
When: Saturday November 12 - 7pm | Book Now

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Melbourne For Kids

Sailing World Cup Carnival Family Day Sailing World Cup Carnival Family Day, held at Hampton Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, offers fun for people of all ages with on-shore games and face painting as well as wind surfing, stand up paddle and kayaking along with kiteboarding demonstrations and of course, sailing.
When: Saturday November 12 - 10am to 3pm

Santa's Family Fun Day Santa's Family Fun Day, held at Knox Shopping Centre in Wantirna South, sees Santa and friends make their grand arrival with a day of entertainment that includes a Christmas party concert from popular children's characters Raggs and Razzles, storytelling, carol karaoke and more.
When: Sunday November 13 - 11am to 4pm

Myer Christmas Windows Myer Christmas Windows, an iconic part of Melbourne Christmas each year, offer 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: November 4 to January 5

Markets, Fetes and Fairs

Magnolia Square Magnolia Square, a boutique fair with women's and children's attire, homewares, jewellery and more, will be holding their popular fair at St Kilda Town Hall where you'll find work from some of Melbourne's talented designers with a wide variety of unique and charming crafts.
When: Thursday to Sunday November 10 to 13

The Cactus and Succulent Plant Show The Cactus and Succulent Plant Show, held at Mount Waverley Community Centre, will showcase a wide range of cacti and succulents. Presented by the Cactus and Succulent Plant Society of Australia, there'll be rare and unusual plants with stalls held by many sellers and growers.
When: Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13

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

MLC Twilight Craft Market MLC Twilight Craft Market, presented by the Methodist Ladies' College in Kew, showcases a fantastic range of locally designed and handmade items. The annual event features over 40 stalls for you to browse, making it a great place to find unique pieces for Christmas gifts.
When: Friday November 11 - 4pm to 8pm

Yarrabah Specialist School Twilight Fair Yarrabah Specialist School Twilight Fair, held in Aspendale, is a fun event for the family with wonderful stalls selling food and drinks. Along with great activities for kids of all ages, there'll be rides and a Silent Auction with funds raised helping to refurbish the playground.
When: Friday November 11 - 4pm to 8pm

Burwood East Primary 150th Anniversary Burwood East Primary 150th Anniversary celebrates the history of one of Melbourne's oldest schools plenty of stalls, rides, games and entertainment for the whole family. On the day there'll also be memorabilia and photographic displays, student performances, car displays and more.
When: Saturday November 12 - 11am to 4pm

Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School's Fair & Open Day Melbourne Rudolf Steiner School's Fair & 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 features a Maypole Dance, guided tours and talks about the school.
When: Saturday November 12 - 10am to 4pm

Caesia Gardens Retirement Village Fete Caesia Gardens Retirement Village Fete, held in Caroline Springs, presents a great day out for the whole family with market stalls featuring hand crafted products, face painting and a balloonologist for children, Devonshire tea, sausage sizzle, a white elephant stall and much more.
When: Sunday November 13 - 11am to 3pm

Pascoe Vale North Primary School's Spring Fete Pascoe Vale North Primary School's Spring Fete is a fun day for all the family with a great range of stalls, children's rides, showbags, music, sports demonstrations, animal farm, art show, face-painting, food, popcorn, fairy floss, snocones, plants, bric-a-brac and much more.
When: Sunday November 13 - 11am to 4pm

Christmas Fair Exhibition Christmas Fair Exhibition, presented by the Handweavers & Spinners Guild of Victoria at their guild rooms in Carlton North, offers many great gift ideas in one location. The exhibition features a wide range of items including Christmas ornaments, cards, stockings and toys.
When: November 3 to December 10 - Tues to Sat

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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

Meet the Winemaker Meet the Winemaker, held at Melbourne's Wharf Hotel is a casual wine tasting with Martin Krajewski from Chateau de Sours. The rose journey with Chateau de Sours Sparkling Rose is followed by three regional roses, each matched with a slow roasted pork roll from the spit.
When: Thursday November 10 - Bookings Required 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

Soccer | Hyundai A-League

Hyundai A-League - Week 6 Hyundai A-League - Week 6

Melbourne Heart vs Newcastle Jets
Saturday November 12 - 5:30pm
AAMI Park, Melbourne


Melbourne Golf Invitational Pro-Am Melbourne Golf Invitational Pro-Am, held at Woodlands Golf Course in Mordialloc, will see two-time Major winner John Daly joined by a strong field of Australian professionals, amateurs and celebrities from the sports and entertainment industries to help support kids with cancer.
When: Monday November 14 - Gold Coin Entry

Presidents Cup 2011 Presidents Cup 2011, a team match play competition featuring 24 of the world's top golfers, will be hosted by the Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Black Rock. Held every two years, Greg Norman will captain the International team and Fred Couples the United States team.
When: November 14 to 20

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 & Sunday, November 12 & 13


ISAF Sailing World Cup ISAF Sailing World Cup, Sail Melbourne will set sail again this year with the first leg of the prestigious event held in Melbourne as the world's top sailing talent descend on the state-of-the-art surroundings of Sandringham Yacht Club for engaging on-shore events and activities.
When: November 6 to 12

IASbet IASbet is Australia's premier online betting agency, offering better odds than TAB for Horse Racing and Sports Betting both in Australia and overseas. An easy way to take a punt on any one of the many races held over the long weekend, you can even receive $100 in FREE bets when you join IASbet online.
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The world's very first Google Earth Alphabet was put together by Melbourne Graphic Designer and Creative Director, Rhett Dashwood, whose short films have screened in festivals and at Federation Square. Using only images of landmarks and buildings found in Victoria, Rhett spent months scouring Google's Satellite Maps to source identifiable renditions of all 26 letters of the alphabet.

Having set himself what must have already been a hard task, Rhett's achievement is all the more remarkable for the restrictions he put upon himself, deciding to only use images that required no rotation or manipulation whatsoever.

His Geographical Alphabet has since gathered attention the world over with people in other countries, including the United Kingdom, Netherlands and the US, setting out to find their own local A, B, C's.

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