Newsletter | #270 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #270 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #270 | What's On this WeekWelcome to this week's Melbourne events, exhibitions, sports and community guide for Tuesday to Monday, March 6 to 12, 2012.

This week... Mad March rolls on with yet another influx of events that are perfect for the long weekend with Labour Day on the way.

Several major players make a welcome return with L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival sashaying through the catwalks of our fair city, while the jewel in Melbourne's festive crown, Moomba, also kicks off this week, joining an already full plate with the ongoing Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.

You'll get no more from me as far as dining is concerned. My culinary credentials have been humbly revoked after I recklessly took a sniff of some chicken I was steaming the other night, steaming my nostril like a dim-sim. There was little sympathy from my amused son, who suggested I then 'cauterise the wound'.



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Herb & Chilli Festival Herb & Chilli Festival, held in Wandin, is a chance to see a huge range of chilli plants, fruit and over 300 different herbs with delicious samples on offer. With fantastic stalls, other highlights include cooking demonstrations, an Apache Smoke Dance, live entertainment and activities for kids.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 17 & 18 - Bookings Advised


Tease Tease, held at South Yarra's Red Bennies, is a night of saucy fun with the House of Burlesque Troupe joined by a bevy of 40 stunning starlets. With giveaways, cheeky crowd participation, games and competitions, there's also post show entertainment with Frankie Wants Out.
When: Friday March 23 - Bookings Advised


Major Events


Moomba Festival Moomba Festival, Melbourne's biggest free festival for the community, celebrates our colourful, energetic city with a great program that includes old favourites like the Birdman Rally, water sport activities, live music, the ever popular Moomba Parade and much more.
When: Friday to Monday, March 9 to 12


L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Australia's largest, most successful fashion event, presents world-class runway shows with established and emerging designers, beauty workshops, industry seminars, live entertainment and many more exciting events at various venues.
When: March 8 to 15


Warburton Harmony Festival Warburton Harmony Festival offers a program with a diverse range of entertainment and arts that celebrate and embrace themes of Harmony in the community. With events that include concerts, artistic and cultural performances, it's held at the Upper Yarra Arts Centre.
When: Thursday to Monday, March 8 to 12


Ballarat Begonia Festival Ballarat Begonia Festival celebrates gardening, arts and culture in one of Victoria's most prominent historical towns. With the Ballarat Botanical Gardens showcasing begonias in over 200 varieties, the festival includes activities for people of all ages, performances and more.
When: Saturday to Monday, March 10 to 12


Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong showcases many well cared for boats of the past, including the 88 year old yacht, 'Alwyn', commissioned in 1923. Along with trips on the topsail schooner 'Enterprize', there are also music performances, barbeques and more during the festival.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 10 & 11


Scoresby Steamfest Scoresby Steamfest is a great event for fans of engines and vehicles from children who adore trains to the big kids who love machinery with grunt. Presented by the Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club, the event includes Miniature railway rides, blacksmithing displays and more.
When: Saturday to Monday, March 10 to 12


Taradale Mineral Springs Festival Taradale Mineral Springs Festival, held in one of Victoria's historic gold mining towns, offers a great day of fun with live music on a mobile stage, plenty of free activities for kids and stalls with food and wine along with quality arts and crafts. Entry is by gold coin donation.
When: Sunday March 11 - 10am to 4pm


Melbourne Bikefest Melbourne Bikefest returns with a bigger program that celebrates bikes as part of everyday life with a program of attractions and satellite events that incorporate the fun and philosophies of biking with fashion, film, workshops, social events, competitions and much more.
When: February 17 to March 17 - Various Venues
Bike Runway: Thursday March 15
BikeFest BMX jam: Saturday March 17


Ventana Latina Fiesta Ventana Latina Fiesta, held at various venues in Frankston, celebrates Latin American culture with a range of activities that include art workshops, special film screenings, public forums and more leading up to Ventana Street Fiesta, showcasing global music, market stalls and food.
Ventana Arte: 31 January to 19 March
Ventana Cultura: 28 February to 29 March
Ventana Musica: March 16
Ventana Street Fiesta: March 17


Food & Wine Festivals


Harcourt Applefest Harcourt Applefest offers a wide variety of events and activities across the Labour Day weekend. With a street market featuring local produce, the festival also features fun games for children, cooking competitions, a pet parade and ferret race, a fun run and more.
When: Friday to Sunday, March 9 to 11


Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, one of Australia's most celebrated culinary festivals, offers a delicious program of events. Showcasing Melbourne's best restaurants with special events and international and local guest chefs, the festival also features regional celebrations.
When: March 2 to 21


Music & Arts Festivals


Melbourne Ukulele Festival Melbourne Ukulele Festival features ukulele performers from across Australia along with special international guests that include the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Held at various venues, the festival includes workshops, a free picnic gathering, kids' events and more.
When: Thursday to Monday, March 8 to 12


Carnival of Suburbia Carnival of Suburbia features a world class program of musicians with guests that include Judy Collins, UK alt-country group, ahab and more along with local rock outfit, Wagons. It's held at Oakleigh's Caravan Music Club, created to fill the void of great music venues in the suburbs.
When: March 8 to 18


SheppARTon Festival SheppARTon Festival features a spectacular program of music, dance, theatre, literature, film and much more. With over 40 events and attractions on offer, the festival brings together community created arts and performances with professionally produced works.
When: Thursday to Sunday, March 8 to 11


Port Fairy Folk Festival Port Fairy Folk Festival offers great music on the coast with a program of over one hundred acts from Australia and overseas performing across four days. Now in its 36th year, the festival includes parades, workshops, children's activities, theatre and markets along with much more.
When: Friday to Monday, March 9 to 12


Inverloch Jazz Festival Inverloch Jazz Festival, held across the long weekend, presents top class jazz in the beauty of South Gippsland. With performers ranging from big band and traditional to mainstream and other styles, the festival includes the popular Jazz Picnic in the Park on Labour Day.
When: Saturday to Monday, March 10 to 12


MusicFest MusicFest, held at Phillip Island Winery, features guests that include Mike McClellan, The Little Stevies, Jacqui Sterling former Redgum frontman Hugh McDonald and many others in a day of folk, roots, blues and country music, concluding with a bush dance under the stars.
When: Sunday March 11


Future Music Festival Future Music Festival, held at Flemington Racecourse, features an all-star line-up with Swedish House Mafia, Fatboy Slim and other big names. The unique, world-class event blends the best performers in electronic music with the brightest stars of Hip Hop, Pop and Indie Rock.
When: Sunday March 11


Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival Mildura Wentworth Arts Festival celebrates creativity with a program of musical performances, theatre, workshops and more. With special guests such as Mark Seymour and Perry Sandhills, other highlights include the Big Screen Film Festival and Admedia Backlane Festival.
When: March 2 to 11


Herring Island Summer Arts Festival Herring Island Summer Arts Festival offers exhibitions every weekend at the Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park in Toorak. Accessible by boat with a punt service, the arts festival includes special artists' demonstrations, talks, workshops, activities and more.
When: January 14 to April 1 - Weekends


Exhibitions - Art | Festival | Show


Ozlem Sen Ozlem Sen will be exhibiting at Prahran's one hundredth gallery with her latest series of works, Naïve Mosaics. A mix of collage and acrylic paints, Ozlem also utilises materials and inspiration that she finds as she walks through woods, along beaches and along the streets.
When: March 9 to 18 - Fridays to Sundays
Opening Night: Thursday March 8 - 6pm to 8pm


Images of The Australian Ballet Images of The Australian Ballet, held Carlton's Steps Gallery, is an exhibition of artworks by Debra Luccio. Along with oil paintings and a large charcoal drawing inspired by her time with The Australian Ballet, the exhibition also features her recognisable and award winning monotypes.
When: March 6 to April 1 - Closed Mondays
Opening Night: Sunday March 11- 6pm to 8pm
Free Artist Talk: Sunday March 18 - 3pm - Bookings Essential


Victorian Indigenous Art Awards Victorian Indigenous Art Awards, which acknowledge the contribution and achievement of Victorian Indigenous artists, will present an exhibition of works by this year's finalists. Held at Melbourne's fortyfivedownstairs, there will also be a program of floor talks by Indigenous artists.
When: March 10 to 31 - Tuesdays to Saturdays


Cosmic Artefacts Cosmic Artefacts, presented at Melbourne's Pieces of Eight Gallery, is an installation of works by fashion designer Alexi Freeman and jeweller Tessa Blazey. The installation features their AW12 Interstellar Gown, an elaborate metal gown featuring thousands of tiny gold rings.
When: March 6 to April 7


SYMB*LS & S!GNS SYMB*LS & S!GNS, presented at East St Kilda's Obscura Gallery, is an exhibition that goes to the core of humanity's efforts to see, interpret and connect as chrs prknsn, Monique Barnett and Chloè Mann reassess habitual complacency with symbols and signs, pre-existing and new.
When: Until March 10


William Kentridge: Five Themes William Kentridge: Five Themes, held at Melbourne's ACMI, celebrates the notable artist whose works carry strong commentaries of his home country of South Africa, pre- and post-Apartheid. The exhibition features over 60 works with animations, drawings, sculptures and more.
When: March 8 to May 27


Grace Kelly: Style Icon Grace Kelly: Style Icon showcases select items from the spectacular wardrobe of one of the 20th century's most photographed women. With dresses from films such as High Society, the exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery also features the gown she wore to accept her 1955 Oscar.
When: March 11 to June 17


Ode to Ziegfeld Follies Ode to Ziegfeld Follies, held at Port Melbourne's MARS Gallery, is an exhibition of the latest works by Grant Cowan. Working primarily in oils and watercolours, Grant draws upon Ziegfeld's lavish productions to create works that embody glamour and desire with careful detail.
When: March 8 to 31 - Closed Mondays


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Expos, Launches, Open Days & Lectures


RMIT Careers Expo RMIT Careers Expo, held at Carlton's Royal Exhibition Building, offers great opportunities for final year students and graduates from TAFE, degree and postgraduate programs. With other students also welcome, it's one of Australia's most highly regarded recruitment events.
When: Tuesday March 6 - 1:30pm to 4:30pm


Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow showcases a wide range of displays and vehicles for travellers and adventurers. Held at Caulfield Racecourse, the event has a great deal to offer with campers and motorhomes, tents, camping equipment, free activities and more.
When: March 8 to 13


Otway Dinosaurs Otway Dinosaurs, held in Apollo Bay, showcases research work of the world's leading palaeontologists with fossil and rock specimens from both original and cast material, partial and full skeletons mounted in dynamic poses, and stunning art works of the palaeoenvironment.
When: Until April 29 - Open Daily
Scientists Talk: Saturday March 31 - Bookings Essential


Sandown Model Railway Exhibition Sandown Model Railway Exhibition offers enthusiasts the chance to showcase their talents at one of Victoria's largest model railway events. Held at Springvale's Sandown Racecourse, the expo features stalls from hobby suppliers with equipment, books, DVDs and more.
When: Saturday to Monday, March 10 to 12


Best of the Independent Games Festival Best of the Independent Games Festival, presented at ACMI Cinema in Federation Square, gives kids the chance to play brilliant new games by indie designers for free with a showcase of favourites from the Independent Games Festival, dubbed the 'Sundance of the game world'.
When: December 20 to March 25


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Performances & Theatre


How to Get Rich How to Get Rich, held at South Melbourne's Butterfly Club, is Aleisha McCormack's performance about taking a risk for love, bad bikini waxes, how many 'worse case relationship scenarios' you can conjure up during a 23-hour flight and how being kidnapped is character building.
When: Tuesday to Sunday, March 6 to 11


Solo Voyages Solo Voyages, held at St Kilda's Theatre Works, is a double bill presentation of Eugene O'Neill's Thirst, which follows the disintegration of a trio lost at sea, and Howl, adapted from the works of Allen Ginsberg. The production is accompanied by an exhibition of student work.
When: Wednesday to Saturday, March 7 to 10


Stripped Stripped, a production by Laurence Strangio and Caroline Lee, is about sex and death set in inner city Melbourne. Held at La Mama Theatre in Carlton, the play follows Sophie, who works in a strip club, and Lillian, a lawyer, during a summer that's the hottest on record.
When: March 7 to 18 - Wednesdays to Sundays


Sunday Shorts Sunday Shorts, held at Club Voltaire in North Melbourne, is a variety nights that's sure to have something to please everyone's tastes. Offering a taste a taste of the best and freshest of Melbourne's theatre scene, the nights feature short plays, short films, comedy and more.
When: Sundays until April 29


Faulty Towers, The Dining Experience Faulty Towers, The Dining Experience, the popular interactive comedy show, will appear at Italian Sports Club in Werribee. With a 3-course dinner, the evening captures the chaotic mayhem of a restaurant run by Basil Faulty, his wife Sybil and misguided waiter Manuel.
When: Friday March 9 - 7pm


Henry IV, Part 1 Henry IV, Part 1, held at Melbourne's fortyfivedownstairs, is Nothing but Roaring's production of Shakespeare's historical masterpiece. This production forms a unique double-bill with Zoey Louise Moonbeam Dawson Shakespeare Company's all-female production of Romeo and Juliet.
When: Until March 11
Also See: Most Excellent & Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet


Parade, the American Musical Masterpiece Parade, the American Musical Masterpiece takes place in 1913 Georgia where Leo Frank, a man on trial for the murder of a 13-year-old girl, must overcome great odds to prove his innocence. Presented by Waterdale Players, performances are held at Bundoora's Rivergum Theatre.
When: March 2 to 10 - Various Dates


Inside Out Inside Out, written by Donna Bradshaw and held at Carlton's La Mama, examines how some people glide through life as though watched over by a guardian angel. And with someone watching over Naomi, it soon becomes clear that they're far from being an angel.
When: Until March 11 - Wednesday to Sunday


The Mousetrap The Mousetrap, presented by STAG Theatre, marks the 60th Anniversary of Agatha Christie's classic mystery with a sparkling new production of murder and intrigue set during a blizzard. Directed by Drew Mason, the classic 'whodunit' takes place at Strathmore Community Hall.
When: March 1 to 10


The Lion in Winter The Lion in Winter, performed by Heidelberg Theatre Company in Rosanna, is James Goldman's witty play of a thoroughly dysfunctional and fascinating royal family. With a setting of a 12th century Christmas, the play reveals themes that are no less relevant today.
When: February 23 to March 10


Tuesdays with Morrie Tuesdays with Morrie, presented at The Basin Theatre, is a play based on true events that celebrates the power of friendship and those who make a difference in our lives. Written by Mitch Albom, it details his visits with an old college professor and friend with a terminal illness.
When: Until March 10 - Thursdays to Sundays


The Seed The Seed, presented by Melbourne Theatre Company, is a witty and raw examination of family ties as it follows Rose, a writer who observes the reunion between her father and estranged grandfather. Featuring Sara Gleeson and Tony Martin, it's held at the Arts Centre.
When: February 17 to April 4


The Wild Duck The Wild Duck, held at Southbank's Malthouse Theatre, is a taut, stripped-back rendition of Isben's modern classic with its characters cast into the contemporary world. A bittersweet portrait of family dysfunction, deception and denial, The Wild Duck resounds for a new age.
When: February 17 to March 17


Yes, Prime Minister Yes, Prime Minister, held at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre, is the live comedy from the original writers of the hit BBC TV series. Set in present day, in the oak panelled drawing room of the British Prime Minister's country residence, the play offers an engagingly funny look at politics.
When: Until March 10 Book Now


Lady Chatterley's Lover Lady Chatterley's Lover, held at Elsternwick's Rippon Lea House and Gardens, is Australian Shakespeare Company's outdoor adaption of D.H. Lawrence's masterpiece, which tells of the adulterous affair between the sexually unfulfilled upper-class Connie and gamekeeper Mellors.
When: January 31 to March 8


Tribes Tribes, presented by Melbourne Theatre Company, is Nina Raine's sharp-jabbing comedy that looks at how families communicate. As the conversation unfolds around a family table with arguments and insults, no one pays much attention to the damage it might cause.
When: February 4 to March 14


Shakespeare Under The Stars Shakespeare Under The Stars presents Glenn Elston's brilliantly funny new adaptation, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Behind The Scenes. Held in Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens, the hilarious production showcases Shakespeare's best known scenes with a special comic twist.
When: December 20 to March 10 - Various Dates


Classical, Choral & Recitals


Kimmo Pohjonen Kimmo Pohjonen, one of the most innovative musicians today, will be performing at Melbourne Recital Centre. An immersive surround-sound-enhanced experience, Finland's accordion adventurer and composer defies the limitations of conventional music making.
When: Thursday March 8 - 8pm


La Bohème La Bohème, performed at Melbourne's Athenaeum Theatre, features some of the most romantic and moving music in all opera. Sung in English and performed with the Melbourne Opera Chorus and Orchestra, it features Lee Abrahmsen, Antoinette Halloran and Danielle Calder.
When: March 7, 14, 17 & 18


Burlesque, Cabaret & Dance


Under the Petticoats Under the Petticoats, performed at Brunswick's Studio 246, is a sensual and visceral dance theatre performance that offers a peek beneath the extraordinary world of the petticoat, exploring independence and identity through dance, storytelling, projection, light and sound.
When: March 6 to 17 - Various Dates


The Leech King The Leech King presents a strange new brand of post-punk electro-rock/pop-blues cabaret. Filled to the brim with quips, quirks and and all-original music, the show held at North Melbourne's Club Voltaire will delight and fright you beyond the bounds of reasonable common sense.
When: Until March 8 - 7:30pm


Top Marx Top Marx, held at Caulfield North's Downstairs at Alma's, is an unpredictable, zany and utterly hilarious production that presents a montage of the best and craziest routines by the Marx Brothers from their first classic cinematic debut 'The Cocoanuts' to 'A Day at the Races'.
When: March 7, 23 & 24


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Entertainment & Nightlife


Half the Sky Half the Sky, held at Melbourne's Forum Theatre, brings together Australia's finest music, cabaret and comedy artists to celebrate International Women's Day and raise funds for women in Asia and the Pacific. With Rachel Berger as MC, guests include The Sunshine Sisters.
When: Thursday March 8 - 8pm


GO!! Show Gold GO!! Show Gold, held at St Kilda's Palais Theatre, brings together some of Australia's biggest pop music names. Presented by Johnny Young and Ian Turpie, the original hosts of the iconic music show, performers include the Masters Apprentices, who've reformed for the event.
When: Friday March 9


Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, renowned for his inventive take on the roots genres of country-western, bluegrass and Appalachian folk, will be performing at St Kilda's National Theatre. Along with vocalist Angel Olsen and guitarist Emmett Kelly, he's joined on tour by drummer Van Campbell.
When: Friday March 9 - 8:30pm


The Terraces The Terraces, hailing from England and Melbourne's working class suburbs, are a band who make it clear that what you see and hear is what you get. Performing with support act, with Very Handsome Men, the uncompromising band will be appearing at Thornbury Theatre.
When: Saturday March 10


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Comedy & Magic


A Hip Hikers Guide to The Galaxy A Hip Hikers Guide to The Galaxy raises the question of what aliens would think if they landed in Melbourne today. Performed by Vincent Milesi of 'Keep it Positive' and Michelle Brasier of 'The Divine Miss Bette', the intergalactic comedy is held at South Melbourne's Butterfly Club.
When: Thursday to Sunday, March 8 to 11


Generations Generations, a new production by Impro Melbourne, is a new team-based Impro format that the whole family can enjoy. Held at The Space in Prahran, the new season borrows elements from Theatresports and Gorilla Theatre, pitting team against team in a WWE-style frenzy.
When: Sundays, March 4, 11, 18 & 25 - 7:30pm


Trailer Park Boys Trailer Park Boys, the cult TV comedy, will stagger into Melbourne for one night only. Bringing the insanely hilarious antics of Sunnyvale trailer park to the stage, Ricky, Julian and Bubbles will appear at Melbourne's Forum Theatre as part of their Drunk, High & Unemployed Tour.
When: Monday March 12


Cinema


Rooftop Cinema Rooftop Cinema flickers into action with film screenings of everything from cult favourites to new releases and documentaries, literally offering the height of entertainment with screenings held on the rooftop of Swanston Street's Curtin House along with the rooftop bar.
When: Until March 29 - Various Dates


The Shadow Electric The Shadow Electric, Melbourne's first large scale independent open-air cinema, is held within the beautiful grounds of the Abbotsford Convent. Along with screenings of quality films, the cinema also has a licensed bar with food, live music entertainment and a shorts film program.
When: Until April 29 - Thursdays to Sundays


Cameo Outdoor Cinema Cameo Outdoor Cinema in Belgrave features state-of-the-art sound, stylish deckchairs and a whopping great screen. With a program of arthouse and quality mainstream films, they'll be screening first release films, offering a fantastic cinematic experience throughout summer.
When: Until April 14 - Various Dates


Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema, held at Melbourne's Royal Botanic Gardens, offers a program of latest releases, cult classics and contemporary films. A great way to spend a night out with friends and family, you can bring your own picnic or purchase food while there.
When: Until March 25 - Various Dates


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Melbourne For Kids


Good Life Festival Good Life Festival, held at Flemington Racecourse, is an enormous music event for people aged under 18. With international guests, Dj's and live acts performing, the festival includes an outdoor cinema, water and sports attractions, showbags and much more.
When: Friday March 9 - 3:30pm to 10:30pm


Planet Pom Pom Planet Pom Pom, held as part of Moomba at Melbourne's ArtPlay, invites kids to learn different and creative ways to make pom poms using ribbon, elastic, sticks, paper and much more. With all possible Pom Pom provisions provided, the family event is free to attend.
When: Saturday to Monday, March 10 to 12 - 12pm to 4pm


How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular How to Train Your Dragon Arena Spectacular, inspired by the phenomenally hit DreamWorks Animation film, brings flying, fire-breathing dragons to life with the production immersing audiences in a magical, mythical world of Vikings and Dragons. It's held at Hisense Arena.
When: Until March 11 - Various Dates | Book Now


Sand Sculpting Australia Sand Sculpting Australia will again present a special display on Frankston's Waterfront with this year's theme of Toytopia featuring over 3,500 tonnes of sand carved into spectacular sculptures depicting dolls, teddy bears and other iconic childhood toys.
When: January 26 to April 26


Circus


Stardust Circus Stardust Circus, Australia's largest circus with animals, will be holding performances in Dingley Village. The performance features lions, monkeys, Liberty horses and trick ponies, acrobats, Aerialists, the sensational flying trapeze, clowns and more for the whole family.
Dingley Village: Until March 25 - Wed to Sun
Extra Show: Monday March 12 - 2pm (Labour Day)


Silvers Grand Magic Circus Silvers Grand Magic Circus will be appearing with performances held in Greensborough. Established in 1976, the circus offers a great show for people of all ages with performers including everything from jugglers and clowns to acrobats, international performers and more.
Greensborough: Until March 25 - Wed to Sun
Extra Show: Monday March 12 - 1pm (Labour Day)


Markets, Fetes and Fairs


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




Wining & Dining


Murder On The Puffing Billy Express Murder On The Puffing Billy Express presents a unique and intriguing night of murder, mystery and suspense aboard Puffing Billy's evening dinner train special. With guests invited to come dressed as their favourite Agatha Christie character, prizes are also offered to the best dressed.
When: Until November 22 - Various Dates


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Sporting Events


Australian Rules Football


AFL NAB Cup AFL NAB Cup | Round 3
Essendon & Sydney
Friday March 9, 6:10PM - Marvel Stadium
Melbourne FC & Hawthorn
Saturday March 10, 5:40pm - Marvel Stadium
Kangaroos & Western Bulldogs
Sunday March 11, 3:40pm - Nth Ballarat


Rugby


NRL Premiership | Round 2 NRL Premiership | Round 2
Melbourne Storm Home Game
Melbourne Storm vs Rabbitohs
Sunday March 11 - 7pm
AAMI Park


Soccer


Hyundai A League | Week 23 Hyundai A League | Week 23

Melbourne Heart v Wellington Phoenix
Saturday March 10 - 5:30pm
AAMI Park, Melbourne


Cycling


Bendigo International Madison Bendigo International Madison features up to 75 cyclists racing in the Bendigo International Madison Criterium through Rosalind Park and Pall Mall. Drawing World and Olympic Champion cyclists, there'll also be cycling and athletics at the Tom Flood Sports Centre.
When: Friday to Sunday, March 9 to 11


Horse Racing


Friday Night Racing at Cranbourne Turf Club Friday Night Racing at Cranbourne Turf Club brings to its tracks the first ever country thoroughbred race meeting held under lights in Victoria. Celebrating the launch of night racing at Cranbourne, the atmosphere will be electric with great racing, live bands and fireworks.
When: Friday March 9 - Gates Open 5pm


Super Saturday at Flemington Super Saturday at Flemington offers Group 1 racing at its best with the Dubai Australian Cup and Lexus Newmarket Handicap along with Myer Fashions on the Field taking centre stage off the track and activities for kids of all ages with outdoor games, craft activities and more.
When: Saturday March 10


Monday Labour Day Races at Moonee Valley Monday Labour Day Races at Moonee Valley offers a relaxed fun filled day with an afternoon of racing action. A great day for the family during the long weekend, Camp Australia children's activities and a Jumping Castle will be there to also keep the kids entertained.
When: Monday March 12 - Gates Open 11:10am


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