Newsletter | #374 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #374 | What's On this Week

Newsletter | #374 | What's On this Week
Tuesday 4th March to Monday 10th March 2014

Everyone loves a long weekend, specially when theres lots to do.

Labour Day long weekend dishes up a Melbourne favourite with Moomba and those whacky jumpers competing in the Birdman Rally.

There are exhibitions, shows, fireworks, fairs and festivals, Melbourne has it all this coming weekend.

And don't forget, we only include a few of the many events that are on the Long Weekend. To see more, click on one of the three dates (calendar on right).

Have a long weekend Melbourne.
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Labour Day Weekend



MOOMBA



Every Labour Day long weekend in March, Moomba Festival brings Melburnians together to share in the vibrancy and spirit of our much loved city.

At the heart of Moomba 2014, the Main Arena is your entertainment hotspot - a space where carnival meets music, performances meet workshops, DJs meet imagery, and interactive activities bring the festival to life.

A fusion of traditional Colombian styles, Cumbia, gaita, champeta with New York boogaloo, ska, dub and funk will keep you grooving all day long. As dusk descends each night, the Main Arena stage will present a very special 60th Celebration Show, with feature band Time of My Life: Daryl Braithwaite, Joe Camilleri, James Reyne and Ross Wilson.

Love Melbourne, Love Moomba!

Moomba Parade



11am, Monday 10 March 2014 | The much loved Moomba Parade will again wow fans old and new in its newly established location on St Kilda Road.

Birdman Rally



The antics are back with the hilarious Birdman Rally, where contestants aim to fly across the river by leaping off a four-metre platform with wings attached to their costumes.. all for a good cause.

Noon, Sunday, 9th March 2014 | Yarra River, Birrarung Marr

Moomba Fireworks



Every night at 9.30pm | Nightly fireworks on the Yarra between Princes Bridge and Swan St Bridge.. whoah!

When: 7 - 10 March 2014
Where: Melbourne
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Labour Day Eve & WIN $200



This Labour Day Eve, Sunday March 9th we have a superb acoustic line up with Tim Rizzoli Live from 2pm followed by Jason Singh duo and DJ Scotty from 7pm.

Melbourne Public is perfectly positioned amongst some of Melbourne's best new restaurants and bars along the Yarra River at South Wharf Promenade.

Enter here to win $200 bar tab at Melbourne Public:

When: Sunday 9th of March 2014 - 12pm to 1am
Where: Melbourne Public
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The Eight Hour Day



Melbourne celebrates Labour Day with a public holiday on Monday 10th March 2014.

Labour Day has its origins in the eight hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.

Labour Day is an annual holiday celebrated in Australia resulting from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.

About: Read about Labour Day..




Exhibitions




Caravan and Camping Show



Celebrating its 60th Anniversary, the Victorian Caravan, Camping & Touring Supershow is the place to start making these memories of your own. Sponsored by RACV Insurance, the show returns to Caulfield Racecourse, and is guaranteed to be the biggest and best yet.

Hundreds of caravans, pop-tops, camper trailers, 5th wheelers, motorhomes and campervans will be on display, including new models which will be unveiled for the very first time at the show. As always, there will also be the latest tents, camping gear and every accessory imaginable on display from the world's leading manufacturers.

When: Thursday 6 - Tuesday 11 March 2014
Where: Caulfield Racecourse
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FitX Sport & Fitness Expo



The three day 'FitX Sport and Fitness Expo' is open to both industry attendees and the public.

FitX's goal is to create a weekend of fun for the whole family, offering word class entertainment, seminars and activities spread across the weekend. Because of this we have created various ticket types to refelect different interests. Each of the Tabs below provides information on each of those ticket types.

When: March 7th, 8th and 9th 2014
Where: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
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Model Railway Exhibition



Model Railways in Australia presents the annual Sandown Model Railway Exhibition on the Labour Day long weekend each year.

The Australian Exhibitions and Publications Co-operative Ltd is a not for profit co-operative and one of our primary activities is the administration, operation and/or running of exhibitions. This includes the administration, operation and/or running of our own exhibitions as well as for other clubs, associations and groups.

This is one of the largest and most respected model railway exhibitions in Australia.

When: Saturday 8th - To Sunday 9th March 2014
Where: Sandown Racecourse
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Scoresby Steamfest



Vintage "boys' toys"in action - machinery from the steam age to the jet age.

Vintage machinery in action. From huge steam ploughing engines to tiny models. Steam vehicles, a Sherman tank, industrial steam and diesel engines, old farm engines and machinery, miniature railway with rides for the kids, earthmoving machinery, early road making equipment and vintage cars. Almost all the engines are operational and will be demonstrated in action as in their working days.

When: Saturday 8th - To Sunday 9th March 2014
Where: National Steam Centre | Scoresby
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JetSet Melbourne



In the 1960s, Melbourne was a city ready to explode. Established as one of the great nineteenth century cities of the world, its growth accelerated at an extraordinary rate until the 1890's depression brought an abrupt halt.

By the mid-twentieth century the city was ready to grow up and take the world stage. It was a period of infectious colour and energy, when anything seemed possible (and usually was).

This exhibition revisits the era through a range of objects, photographs, moving image and contemporary art. The stories of high life and decadence, of the flurry of building activity, contrast with the human cost of Melbourne's radical 'expand at all costs' program.

When: 20th February To 20th April 2014
Where: City Gallery - Melbourne
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Collectors



Ballarat Antique Fair



The Ballarat Antique Fair is back for the 44th year on the Labour Day Long weekend.

With 100 Dealers from all over Australia, we will bring you a huge range of quality antiques and collectables from all over the world, including antique furniture, jewellery, china porcelain, antique and vintage prints, heaps of collectable as well as vintage clothing and accessories.

When: 8th To 10th March 2014
Where: Ballarat Function Centre
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Comedy Festival



The comedy festival is coming.. 26th March - 20 April 2014

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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Pancake Day



Shrove Tuesday



Shrove Tuesday is known as Pancake Day in Australia.

UnitingCare Pancake Day is a fun and easy way to raise funds to support UnitingCare's work with the homeless abused and vulnerable children and adults the frail aged families in crisis and those with disabilities.

When: Tuesday 4th of March 2014
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For Foodies



Melbourne Food & Wine Festival



The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is a showcase of Australian food and wine that attracts some of the world's biggest celebrities in the world of cookery and wine.

The delicious Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will see every corner of the city hosting a lip-smacking lunch a food-lover's fiesta or a mouth-watering master class. Enjoy canapes and cocktails on a city rooftop or something lazy and leisurely in the city laneways.

When: Friday 28th February 2014 To Sunday 16th March 2014
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Shaping Melbourne





Good for What Ails Ya!














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