Newsletter | #377 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #377 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #377 | What's On this Week
Tuesday 25th March to Monday 31st March 2014

We end mad March with a huge week in Melbourne. Two of Melbourne's biggest annual events start this week, and you could not get two more different events.

Mum loves the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show which blossoms for its 19th year, attracting over 100,000 visitors to the Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building.

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival's 28th year, known as one of the 3 big comedy festivals alongside Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Montreal's Just for Laughs Festival.

Have a laugh Melbourne and give her a rose.


Melbourne Flower Show

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show returns for its 19th year with a burst of blooms from Wednesday, 26 March - Sunday, 30 March, 2014 at the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens.

The Flower Show is an affordable day out for the whole family with an array of attractions including the Sculpture Garden, Great Hall of Flowers and the Kids Under Cover Cubby House Challenge.

Chat with designers, florists, growers, suppliers and horticulturalists about everything from plant varieties and sustainable design features to healthy outdoor living.

When: 26 March - 30 March 2014
Where: Royal Exhibition Building & Carlton Gardens
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Wine Dinner

Penfolds Wine Dinner

Hosted by Penfolds Winemaker and Global Ambassador Jamie Sach, you are invited to the 2014 Penfolds Grange & Bin Release Wine Dinner.

The night includes tasting of luxury release and icon Penfolds Wines including Grange and St Henri with food expertly matched by Ludlow Head Chef Anthony Caruso.

When: Wednesday 7th May, 2014, 6pm
Where: Ludlow Bar & Dining Room Southbank
Bookings essential 9699 1676
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Comedy Festival

Finally the 2014 Melbourne International Comedy Festival is here.

Melbourne Comedy Festival

The Melbourne International Comedy Festival has a huge program of performances from every corner of Australia and from overseas.

Over 300 of the world's best comedians including talent such as Dave Hughes, Michael Winslow, Stephen K Amos, Wil Anderson, Peter Helliar, Bob Downe, Effie and many more..

Arguably the crown jewel in Melbourne's entertainment calendar, the festival brings together both local and international performers for over 3 weeks of comedy, music, sly social commentary and most importantly of all.. laughs!

Check Out the top comedians and shows.

When: Wednesday 26th March to Sunday 20 April 2014
Where: Multiple Venues
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Comedy & Illusion Show

Gentlemen of Deceit

Back for their fourth year at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival A Modern Deception's Vyom Sharma Alex de la Rambelje and Luke Hocking present their most unbelievable show yet.

Showcasing a brand new array of digital dexterity and psychological chicanery the gentlemen of deceit invite you to be bamboozled again. Using their signature blend of classy magic and disarming humour Vyom Alex and Luke will have you giggling while they mess with your mind.

When: 10 shows only. Don't miss out
Where: Spring Street Conference Centre
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24 shows in 24 hours

24 Hour Experience

The 24 Hour Experience involves paying audiences visiting 24 city venues over 24 hours.

Experience 24 works of art over 24 hours in an interactive exhibition that'll take you all over Melbourne as part of the Festival of Live Art.

The 24 Hour Experience: Get to Know Melbourne Through Its Art

When: Saturday 29th March (noon) To Sunday 30th March (noon) 2014
Where: Various
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world first experience

I, Animal

I, Animal is a world-first interactive experience - part multi-media tour, part theatrical experience, part animal encounter - that has been designed for adults only at Melbourne Zoo.

I, Animal uses ground-breaking technology to take you on a remarkable, and surprisingly emotive, journey through the interior of Melbourne Zoo at night. Guided by your personal device, the "Ze", you will explore the Zoo at night, experiencing animal encounters, stories about the Zoo and our animals, and theatrical moments that will surprise, move and delight you.

When: Selected Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
Where: Melbourne Zoo
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Shen Yun

A Shen Yun performance features the world's foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops-together creating one spectacular performance.

Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.

When: Thursday 27th of March 2014 To Sunday 30th of March 2014
Where: The Arts Centre
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fetes & fairs

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roll up roll up


How about taking the kids to the circus..

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Australian Rules Football

We love the way the AFL has joined in the spirit of the comedy festival by creating the worlds longest first round of games together with Tania (I take notes) Hird and Ricky (toot toot) Nixon giving us a few laughs to get the season up and running.

Round 2 kicks off on Thursday night with Richmond (Go Tiges) taking on Carlton at the G. Friday, Essendon plays Hawthorn at Etihad, Saturday, St Kilda plays GWS Giants and Sunday, two games, Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles at MCG + Western Bulldogs vs North Melbourne at Etihad.

View AFL Premiership Games

comedy week signs

Signs of Understanding

Sign over a Gynaecologist's Office: Dr. Jones, at your cervix

On a Septic Tank Truck: Yesterday's Meals on Wheels

On a Plumber's truck: We repair what your husband fixed

On another Plumber's truck: Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber

On a Church's Bill board: 7 days without God makes one weak

At a Tyre Store: Invite us to your next blow-out

On an Electrician's truck: Let us remove your shorts

On a Maternity Room door: Push. Push. Push

At an Optometrist's Office: If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place

On a Taxidermist's window: We really know our stuff

On a Fence: Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!

At a Car Dealership: The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment

Outside a Car Exhaust Store: No appointment necessary. We hear you coming

In a Vets waiting room: Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!

In a Restaurant window: Don't stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up

In the front yard of a Funeral Home: Drive carefully. We'll wait

And don't forget the sign at a RADIATOR SHOP: Best place in town to take a leak

Sign on the back of yet another Septic Tank Truck: Caution - This Truck is full of Political Promises'

Good for What Ails Ya!

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