Newsletter | #422 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #422 | What's On this WeekNewsletter | #422 | What's On this Week

Tuesday 3rd February 2015 to Monday 9th February 2015

Get set for a weekend of festivals with 5 annual Melbourne classics:

Whittlesea Country Music Festival - headlined by Mark Seymour.
Slavic Pancake Festival - genuine Slavic Village
St Kilda Festival - Australia's biggest free music festival
Midsumma Festival - Melbourne's Queer community
St Jerome's Laneway Festival - home where it all began.. Melbourne

Enjoy Melbourne every day!

Singles Night Fundraiser

The Hunger Project

This is a genuine singles night and a fundraiser for The Hunger Project which works to break the cycle of poverty.

Are you:
- single & ready to mingle?
- ready to meet the love of your life?
- wanting to instantly look good in front of said love of your life by donating to a good cause?
- wanting to make a difference towards ending world hunger?

Did you say yes to any of the above? Then this is the Singles Night for you!

When: Saturday, 14th February, 2015
Where: Riva, St Kilda Marina, 82b Marine Parade, Elwood
Bookings: Online Tickets
Event Listing: More Details..

Autism Fundraiser

Irabina Superhero Fun Run

Run or walk on March 29th to raise awareness for Autism. Running around the 4km / 8km Tan Track at Melbourne Botanic Gardens, we need YOU to be a Superhero for Autism.

Around 55,000 Victorians have autism.. I'm sure you have heard of autism - with statistics as high as 1:50 children, you may even know someone with autism. There is no known cause, it affects the entire family and has no cure.

When: Sunday 29 March 2015
Where: Tan Track at the Pillars of Wisdom, Alexandra Avenue, Melbourne
Event Listing: More Details..

A pause for the better


Australia's favourite hangover cure FebFast is an alcohol-free challenge and a choice to take a break from sugar caffeine or digital overload to raise money for young people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

FebFast is the humble little campaign that achieves big things. Feel sharper fitter and healthier.

When: 1-28 February 2015
Register: Register online: form a team join a team or go solo.
Event Listing: More Details..

Live at Melbourne Public

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks are coming to Melbourne Public for the first time playing for our annual Labour Day Eve concert!

With Daddy Cool and Mondo Rock he brought us chart busters Eagle Rock, Come Back Again, Cool World and Come Said The Boy, as producer of classic albums by Skyhooks, Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, The Johnnys and Screaming Jets and as a writer of hits including A Touch Of Paradise, Bed of Nails and Joe Cocker's latest hit single I Come In Peace, Wilson's influence on Australian music is all pervasive and his legendary live shows feature songs from every facet of his career.

When: Sunday 8 March 2015
Where: Melbourne Public 20 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf
Bookings: Online
Event Listing: More Details..

Music Festival

Whittlesea Country Music Festival


Whittlesea Country Music Festival includes the festival night, day party and a range of fun activities all for FREE.

The list of confirmed performers that will be pleasing crowds on the day includes; Tanya Self, Victoria Edwards, The Brook Chivell Band, Don Costa, Katrina Burns and Aussie rock-royalty Mark Seymour.

This year the main festival day's entertainment will be held on the grounds of Whittlesea Secondary College, commencing at 10am a free street party.

When: Saturday, 7 February, with a kick-off party Friday, 6 February
Where: Church Street, Whittlesea
Event Listing: More Details..


Slavic Pancake Festival

Come to the Royal Exhibition Building on Saturday to experience the atmosphere of a genuine Slavic Village.

With food stalls, art and craft displays, a Slavic Exhibition, activities as far as the eye can see, this will be better than ever before.

Performances from a variety of culture, a beer garden with live music, and a genuine Russian tea house. Showcasing Russian, Serbian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian cultures - and much more!

When: Saturday 7 February 2015 - 10 AM to 9 PM
Where: Royal Exhibition Building
Event Listing: More Details..


Travel Expo

If you are looking for inspiration or already know where you want to go, don't miss our Travel Expo!

You will not only find great bargains, but you will also have the opportunity to meet destination experts and learn how to make your next great adventure even more amazing!!

You will find a range of holiday ideas and deals, including some Travel Expo exclusives, all conveniently located under one roof.

Free 20-minute Travel Presentations

When: Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 February 2015
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Event Listing: More Details..

Festival Sunday

St Kilda Festival

St Kilda Festival is a 9 day celebration of music and arts, culminating in Australia's biggest single-day free music festival.

The streets of St Kilda are closed to all traffic the cream of Australian musicians play over five music stages, while people of all ages are entertained with a vast range of performances, workshops and events, from kids' entertainment to extreme sports demonstrations, dance classes, community activities, buskers and a whole lot more.

When: Sunday 8 February 2015
Where: St Kilda
Event Listing: More Details..

Making Connections

Midsumma Festival

Midsumma, Melbourne's biggest LGBTIQ festival is back with a jam-packed program including parties and exhibitions.

Melbourne's Queer community and friends come together for this collaborative, innovative celebration of queer arts and culture, presented over three weeks from mid January to early February every year.

When: 18 January - 08 February 2015
March: Gay & Lesbian Pride March
Event Listing: More Details..

Music Festival

St Jerome's Laneway Festival

The 2015 St Jerome's Laneway Festival is on Saturday 7th February at Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) and The Rivers Edge


When: Saturday 7 February 2015
Where: Footscray Community Arts Centre & The Rivers Edge
Event Listing: More Details..

BBQ | Barbeque Fare

Barbecue Restaurants

The latest Melbourne trend in food is America's southern style of slow-cooked BBQ dishes.

American style BBQ Restaurants can now be found around Melbourne including:

Bluebonnet Barbecue
187 Johnston Street, Collingwood

Big Boy Barbecue
Caulfield South & Melbourne

Fancy Hank's BBQ Joint
456 Queen Street, Melbourne

The Gem Bar & Dining
289 Wellington Street, Collingwood

167 Swan Street, Richmond

Where: Barbecue Restaurants Guide


Dare to enter Lion Gorge at Melbourne Zoo

Shadow Electric Open-Air Cinema | Abbotsford Convent

John Montesante Quintet | Thursday @ The Commune

Kingswood Tour | Friday @ Chelsea Heights Hotel

Murrumbeena Pottery | Heide


Collingwood Healers & Family Market | 1st Ever

Berwick Swap Meet

Car Boot Sale | Vermont South

Cheeky Monkey Market | Craigieburn

Elwood Community Market

Johnny Young Normie Rowe & Colleen Hewitt | The Palms at Crown

Kingston Farmers' Market

Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City | Marvel Stadium

Paul Kelly | Zoo Twilights

St Albans Makers Market

Summer Beat Sessions | The Fitzroy Beer Garden

Princess Markets | Melton


Bumble Bee Baby & Children's Market | Ringwood

Cheeky Monkey Market | Airport West

Friends Foes & Super Heroes | Sand Sculpting Exhibition @ Frankston

Once | a new musical | Last performance at Princess Theatre

Strictly Vintage | Take 2 Markets | Northcote Town Hall

Dandenong Market celebrates Lunar New Year

What's On Topics

Art & Photo - Galleries and exhibitions

Calendar - select a date to see what's on

Comedy - where to laugh

Exhibitions - expo's, exhibitions and fairs

Kids & Family - activities for children

Markets - art, community, craft, farmers', general and produce

Movies - check out the latest cinema

Music - heart of Australia's LIVE music scene

Shopping & Sales - grab a bargain

Sports - Sporting Capital of the World

Television - what's on the box

Theatre - Australia's Broadway

Keep On Going



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